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William Wan



Police arrested more than two dozen people in the latest confrontations.

  • Aug 11, 2015

It was unclear what the fallout would be from the shooting of Tyrone Harris Jr., an 18-year-old black man who was critically wounded by police on the anniversary of Michael Brown’s death.

  • Aug 10, 2015

The teenager’s family and friends said he had big dreams. He also had a penchant for getting into trouble.

  • Aug 10, 2015

The St. Louis County executive declared a state of emergency in response to what he called “the potential for harm to persons and property” in the area after police shot a man Sunday night.

  • Aug 10, 2015

A concrete link to the missing plane, if confirmed, could bolster efforts to find out what happened to the aircraft, experts say, and offer some measure of closure to the families of the 239 people who were on board.

  • Jul 30, 2015

How the new clue could shift the investigation for the missing Malaysian Airline plane.

  • Jul 30, 2015

Officials said they believe John Russell Houser visited other cinemas before Thursday’s attack.

  • Jul 26, 2015

Residents who encountered John Russell Houser before he killed two people and injured nine at a movie theater wonder now if he could have been stopped.

  • Jul 25, 2015

“We’re talking thousands of labs in China,” a Florida narcotics detective said. “And the exportation laws leave a lot to be desired as far as law enforcement in the United States in concerned.“

  • Jun 22, 2015

What he said, why he went to a historic black church, where he got his gun.

  • Jun 20, 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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