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Samantha Schmidt is a reporter focused on gender and family issues for The Washington Post. She previously worked on The Post's Morning Mix team, and as a reporting fellow for the New York Times.
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.
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.
Amid Kavanaugh debate, parents of D.C.’s prep-school boys wrestle with conversations about sexual assault
Political kinship with a conservative is colliding with new ideas about gender and faith
“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.
In the 1980s, date rape really wasn’t a thing yet in the popular consciousness yet
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.
A year after Hurricane Maria, a Puerto Rican town is still in upheaval
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.
"Do you want to have a drink with me?” Kwame Anderson asked. The man paused.