Latest from John Woodrow Cox
  • Local

At the Capitol, a March 4 threat from militant Trump supporters proves a mirage

National Guard members armed with M4 rifles braced for rebellion that never came.
  • Mar 4, 2021

Man, 50, found stabbed to death in Northeast D.C.

Dennis Hall showed no signs of life when police found him early Thursday.
  • Feb 14, 2021

Ice storm knocks out power, sends cars skidding on D.C. area roads

The National Weather Service issued an ice storm warning until Sunday morning for D.C. and its suburbs — the first in the area since 2008.
  • Feb 13, 2021

A locked-down capital celebrates Biden’s inauguration and Trump’s departure

Two weeks after an attack on the Capitol, D.C. greeted the new president and his barrier-breaking vice president with joy.
  • Jan 20, 2021
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A small town seethes after learning one of its own says he joined Capitol’s mob

In Aberdeen, Md., the police chief’s son declared he had 'stormed the Capitol,' prompting the same kind of reckoning underway in communities across the country. There was fear, fury, lies, conspiracy theories and, before long, a threat of more violence.
  • Jan 15, 2021
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‘The storm is here’: Ashli Babbitt’s journey from capital ‘guardian’ to invader

The 35-year-old veteran once supported Barack Obama, she said on Twitter. But that was before she became a devoted follower of Donald Trump and QAnon.
  • Jan 10, 2021

Trump supporters storm U.S. Capitol, with one woman killed and tear gas fired

The chaotic, violent scene was like no other in modern American history.
  • Jan 7, 2021

Could Beyoncé do for the coronavirus vaccine what Elvis did for polio?

In 1956, the singing sensation got publicly immunized against polio to encourage reluctant teens to do the same.
  • Dec 27, 2020

She saved her 7-year-old brother’s life. Then the virus threatened to take it.

Reign Howard didn’t understand what a bone marrow transplant was. But at the start of the pandemic, her brother desperately needed one.
  • Dec 7, 2020
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After thousands of Trump supporters rally in D.C., violence erupts when night falls

The clashes between Trump supporters and counterprotesters turn violent, leaving one man stabbed and others pepper sprayed
  • Nov 15, 2020