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With every child sex abuse crisis to hit the Catholic church, the Rev. Brian Christensen had allowed himself to hope that now, perhaps, it would be over. But then this year happened, when explosive allegations plunged not only the church at large into turmoil, but his own obscure corner of it.

  • Nov 30, 2018

Abuse of K2 has spiked in the District, city officials and social workers say. Robin McKinney is determined to help combat the growing problem.

  • Nov 24, 2018

Researchers found eviction rates are disproportionately high in minority communities.

  • Nov 10, 2018

Universities are charting how the acts, which are on the rise, have shifted in motivation.

  • Oct 31, 2018

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
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