Latest from Samantha Schmidt
The suspect was fatally shot in the District in 2017, leaving the victims’ families with many questions.
  • Jul 30, 2020
Over the course of a 40-year career, African American women in the nation's capital fall further and further behind white men doing the same work, a new study shows.
  • Jul 29, 2020
Margaret Sanger was a pioneer in the American birth control movement and founded what is now Planned Parenthood. But she also publicly supported the now-discredited eugenics movement.
  • Jul 21, 2020
Jesse Hammons, a 33-year-old transgender man, filed a lawsuit against the U-Md. St. Joseph Medical Center after it canceled his hysterectomy the night before the operation, allegedly because it conflicted with the hospital's Catholic beliefs.
  • Jul 17, 2020
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How the lack of child care is destabilizing the economy even more. Why women are hurting the most in this economic downturn. And what it’s like to join Alcoholics Anonymous over Zoom.
  • Jun 30, 2020
A Texas woman filed the first in what legal advocates anticipate will be a wave of litigation testing workplace protections for transgender people.
  • Jun 24, 2020
After weeks of nonstop protests near the White House and throughout the nation’s capital, Juneteenth this year has taken on additional significance for many demonstrators.
  • Jun 20, 2020
Gerald Bostock, a mental health counselor in Atlanta, is the only plaintiff still alive to see Monday's Supreme Court ruling on LGBTQ protections in the workplace.
  • Jun 15, 2020
In a Baton Rouge hospital, covid-19 threatened Kenna Allen's life and her baby's survival
  • Jun 10, 2020
For more than a week, thousands of protesters have taken to the streets of Washington, D.C. Here are stories from the demonstrations.
  • Jun 8, 2020