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To escape Afghanistan, these brothers were forced to choose whose family to save

After dodging bullets, bombs and Taliban fighters, Afghan evacuees now must live with choices they made amid the chaos.
  • Sep 10, 2021

He took his wife and kids to Afghanistan one last time. Now he can’t get them out.

Mohammad Sadeed is back in Philadelphia, but his wife and five children are trapped in Kabul, where the Afghan immigrants could be deemed traitors by the Taliban.
  • Aug 24, 2021
  • Local

D.C. police search for suspect in killing of woman in Northwest

Talaya Campbell, 18, was found dead on Friday in the 500 block of Irving Street NW at about 1:10 p.m.
  • Aug 14, 2021

Haiti’s long, terrible history of earthquakes and disaster

Even before Saturday’s earthquake, Haiti was already reeling from crises following the assassination of President Jovenel Moïse last month.
  • Aug 14, 2021

Covid killed her husband. Now it’s taking the only home her kids have ever known.

The death of Lisa Grim’s 37-year-old husband not only devastated her and her two sons emotionally, it has broken them financially
  • Aug 9, 2021

Senators join effort to create a covid memorial day for 614,000 pandemic victims

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), who lost her older brother to covid-19, is sponsoring a bill in the Senate to create a national day of remembrance for those lost during the pandemic.
  • Aug 4, 2021

Grieving families asked Congress to recognize covid’s victims. It didn’t go well.

Families want a national covid remembrance day, but turning their grief into political power is proving difficult.
  • Jul 31, 2021

Lacking teachers, Fairfax delays summer school for hundreds of students with disabilities

The summer program, slated to start on Monday, will tentatively be delayed to the end of July to buy time to find more teachers.
  • Jun 26, 2021

Dating sites are pushing for vaccinations as you swipe right. People aren’t sure it will work.

Nine sites, including Tinder and Bumble, will offer daters a sticker or badge to add to their profiles to show they've been vaccinated against the coronavirus.
  • May 21, 2021

After more than a year of separation and isolation, Americans are reuniting.

Here is a look at reunions that have taken place across the country as spring unfolded and vaccines became available, ushering in new possibilities for closeness.
  • May 21, 2021