Latest from Samantha Schmidt

Still divided over the allegations that led Cardinal Wuerl to resign, the region's Catholics speculate what the future holds for the Archdiocese of Washington.

  • Oct 12, 2018

As the daughter of Chinese immigrants who grew up in poverty, Leana Wen enrolled in college at 13 and rose to the top of her profession. But she still identifies with the struggles of her soon-to-be clients.

  • Oct 12, 2018

Amid Kavanaugh debate, parents of D.C.’s prep-school boys wrestle with conversations about sexual assault

  • Oct 4, 2018

Political kinship with a conservative is colliding with new ideas about gender and faith

  • Sep 28, 2018

“I don’t know anyone who’s a girl my age who hasn’t been sexually harassed. That’s our reality, and I feel like politicians are completely ignoring it,” one 17-year-old said.

  • Sep 21, 2018

In the 1980s, date rape really wasn’t a thing yet in the popular consciousness yet

  • Sep 18, 2018

D.C.'s first-ever Maternal and Infant Health Summit at the Walter E. Washington Center focused on the wide racial disparity in maternal and infant mortality rates and what to do about it.

  • Sep 12, 2018

A year after Hurricane Maria, a Puerto Rican town is still in upheaval

  • Sep 12, 2018

In the year since Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico, 50 percent of residents say people in their households couldn’t get enough water to drink, an enormous and enduring impact of the storm.

  • Sep 12, 2018

"Do you want to have a drink with me?” Kwame Anderson asked. The man paused. 

  • Aug 17, 2018
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