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William Wan

National Roving CorrespondentWashington, D.C.


“LaVoy” Finicum had 11 children and 50 foster children and wanted “to help people learn and grow.”

  • Jan 27, 2016

Planes carrying Vice President Biden and Defense Secretary Ash Carter were diverted from Washington because of the blizzard.

  • Jan 23, 2016

New York City ordered drivers to stay off the roads as coastal areas braced for serious flooding.

  • Jan 23, 2016

Large trucks were unable to get up steep hills, cars started slipping and sliding and traffic ground to a complete halt.

  • Jan 23, 2016

  • Jan 23, 2016

Among 300 of his peers, the embattled Chicago mayor kept a low profile.

  • Jan 20, 2016

As questions persist in one fatal shooting, a judge orders video to be released in another.

  • Jan 14, 2016

Judge grants request from city of Chicago to release video of the shooting death of 17-year-old Cedrick Chatman in 2013. The city previously had opposed the release.

  • Jan 14, 2016

Rahm Emanuel’s critics say his lack of transparency and abrasive style have garnered distrust.

  • Jan 2, 2016

Better training, more Tasers will ensure that ‘force can be a last option, not the first choice,’ he says.

  • Dec 30, 2015
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William Wan is the Post's roving national correspondent, based in Washington, D.C. He previously served as the paper’s religion reporter and diplomatic correspondent and for three years as the Post’s China correspondent in Beijing. He was part of the 2010 Pulitzer finalist team that covered the Fort Hood shootings and has won several national and international awards for his coverage of China and religion. He has worked as a metro reporter for Los Angeles Times, a rewrite man for The Baltimore Sun and a staff writer for The Washington Post since 2005.
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