Latest from Katie Park

Maulings, escapes and deaths: Which small D.C.-area zoos have put people and animals at risk

More than 80 animals have died or suffered serious illness or injury because of neglect or mishandling over the past decade at 10 small zoos in Maryland and Virginia, according to federal inspection reports.
  • Sep 18, 2015

The Trump effect: Candidates drawn into his orbit, like it or not

Donald Trump dominated the conversation at Wednesday night’s debate – a repeat performance of the first debate. Here's how the other candidates responded to him.
  • Sep 17, 2015

Where the Republican presidential candidates stand on Kim Davis, Planned Parenthood and other big issues

As candidates gear up for a second Republican debate, here’s a look at where each candidate stands on current issues.
  • Sep 16, 2015

Where Americans go to work when they don’t work near home

The American Community Survey, which surveys about two million households each year, asks the question, “At what location did this person work last week?”
  • Aug 18, 2015

How same-sex marriage became legal across the country

In a landmark victory for gay rights, a divided Supreme Court ruled today that state prohibitions on same-sex marriage violate the Constitution. The decision completes a national trend toward legalization – a majority of states legalized same-sex marriage only within the past two years.
  • Jun 26, 2015

The propaganda wars since Sept. 11

Since the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks, the U.S. State Department has made a series of attempts to counter the spread of Islamist militant ideology. At the same time, propaganda efforts by al-Qaeda and its offspring have become increasingly sophisticated.
  • May 8, 2015

When people around the world go to the movies most

The world watches many of the same movies at the theater, just usually not at the same time.
  • Feb 12, 2015

100 years of change in Europe

Empires have toppled. New countries have formed. World War I set off a century of change in Europe’s borders.
  • Aug 2, 2014

Map: Three weeks that have roiled Israel and the West Bank

Tensions between Israelis and Palestinians have intensified after three Israeli teens were kidnapped and killed. Here are the locations and a timeline of events that have taken place since the kidnappings on June 12.
  • Jul 2, 2014