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Opioids, extreme weather, soaring housing costs contribute to the spike across the country

  • Apr 13, 2018

Lourdes “Lulu” Quintana-Salazar was born and raised in Michigan. Now she has to decide whether to live with her deported parents in Mexico or attend a better school in Michigan, where she feels at home. There are thousands of kids like her in Mexico — U.S. citizen children of undocumented parents who have been deported. And the numbers are expected to spike under the Trump administration.

  • Apr 5, 2018

Researchers aren’t sure what has fueled a recent rise in suicides among black children.

  • Mar 7, 2018

Facial recognition is the new hot tech topic in China. Banks, airports, hotels and even public toilets are all trying to verify people’s identities by analyzing their faces. But the police and security state have been the most enthusiastic about embracing this new technology.

  • Jan 7, 2018

They touched the world in diverse, indelible ways. Larger-than-life rock stars Chuck Berry, Chris Cornell, Gregg Allman and Tom Petty. Playwright Sam Shepard, columnist Liz Smith and Playboy publisher Hugh Hefner. Stars of screens small and large Mary Tyler Moore and Adam West. Comedic great Jerry Lewis and comic-activist Dick Gregory. Washington Post writers gather their thoughts for a final appreciation of some of those who left us in 2017.

  • Dec 21, 2017

When the U.N. slashed aid, these Somali refugees borrowed money for food. They saw only one option for paying it back.

  • Dec 15, 2017

Sharing the triumphs and challenges that accompany being a woman in the Marine Corps, which has the smallest number of female service members.

  • Nov 2, 2017
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