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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.
One-third of U.S. priests are in religious communities that watchdogs say fly beneath the radar.
Two states passed ballot measures curtailing access to abortion. But abortion rights activists still considered Tuesday night a victory.
As the number of people seeking assistance for domestic violence in D.C. has continued to rise, advocates decided to invesitgate how well the city responds to the growing need.
The budget is one problem. Then there’s the question of what message armed guards and metal detectors at a house of worship would send.
“We have seen acts of violence. What’s new is the context of the acts of violence.”
Ninety minutes of scripture and music from Cat Stevens and D.C.'s Gay Men's Chorus as mourners gather on the 20th anniversary of Shepard's murder.
As they prepare to inter their son at Washington National Cathedral, Matthew Shepard's parents reflect on the 20 years since his death.
Nearly half of Hispanics say life for people of their ethnicity has worsened since 2016, blaming the Trump administration for their increasing pessimism.
"Do you want to have a drink with me?” Kwame Anderson asked. The man paused.