Latest from Jessica Contrera
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Tens of thousands of Americans with intellectual and developmental disabilities are 2 to 3 times more likely to die from covid-19. Their parents, guardians and caregivers are struggling to get them vaccinated.
  • Jan 13, 2021
Time will tell whether the takeover of Capitol was a riot, a last gasp of a renegade president or an early skirmish in a civil war. But it already is clear that Jan. 6, 2021, will go down as one of America’s ugliest days.
  • Jan 7, 2021
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The city is bracing for 48 hours of potentially violent protests, egged on by President Trump himself.
  • Jan 5, 2021
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The hopeful and the desperate search for certainty with plexiglass palm readings, tarot cards at home and advice dispensed on the phone
  • Dec 31, 2020
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In the darkest season, the primal need to reach each other still prevails.
  • Dec 23, 2020
Police hoped to keep the two sides apart, but the antics escalated as the sun went down.
  • Dec 12, 2020
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In canine-crazed Chevy Chase, Md., the frantic search for a newly adopted dog on the lam.
  • Nov 27, 2020
The source of the blaze remains unclear, officials said.
  • Nov 21, 2020
As covid-19 threatened a group home for disabled women, their caregivers opened a stash of Clorox wipes, hoping to stop the infection from spreading
  • Nov 18, 2020
Jeffrey Rease has captured images of more than 100 veterans, ages 93 to 104, for his Portraits of Honor project. But the pandemic has made his effort even more challenging.
  • Nov 11, 2020
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