Latest from Terrence McCoy

Between 2000 and 2010, an estimated 248,000 American children were married, some as young as 12. Now states all over the country are passing laws to make it harder.

  • Oct 5, 2018

It would require landlords renting property built before 1978 to show new tenants that inspectors have done lead-dust testing.

  • Sep 27, 2018

Syrians raised money to help Ellicott City, Md. “We wanted this to be a payback from Syrian Americans to a generous America.”

  • Sep 22, 2018

Hurricane Florence threatened areas far inland — including Appalachia — with landslides and other perilous effects. But people keep building in the mountains, apparently unfazed.

  • Sep 19, 2018

Driving on a country road in Union County, N.C., Dazia Lee thought that she and her son were safe.

  • Sep 18, 2018

Many residents abandoned Nichols, S.C., after it was inundated during Hurricane Matthew. The few who stayed now wonder whether they should do the same.

  • Sep 15, 2018

A lawsuit spotlights the sometimes fraught relationship between powerful foreign employers living in the United States and the domestic help they bring into the country.

  • Sep 7, 2018

Washington and other urban areas have “heat islands” — places with a lot of concrete and few trees.

  • Sep 2, 2018

Between March 2013 and March 2018, at least 41 families discovered that their homes, subsidized by a housing voucher and approved by inspectors, contained lead.

  • Aug 15, 2018

In a country where whites will lose majority status in about 25 years, and where research suggests demographic anxiety is contributing to many of the social fissures polarizing America, the story of the coming decades will in part be the story of how white people adapt to a changing country. It will be the story of people like Heaven Engle and Venson Heim.

  • Jul 30, 2018
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