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Bookend: How Life In Washington Fostered A Book About Detroit

In our ongoing series about Washington's literary scene, we talk with debut novelist Angela Flournoy about her book The Turner House.

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'Ladies Of Life' Confront Depression Among D.C.'s African-American Women

Tempie Satcher-Ducosin says she couldn't stand by after two women she knew killed themselves. So she created a support group to help African-American women support each other through their struggles.

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D.C. Police Body Camera Policy Needs More Transparency, Council Member Says

Kenyan McDuffie is hosting a roundtable Thursday at the Wilson Building on the issue, and he says city leaders should be more mindful of several issues as they push forward with equipping all officers with the cameras.

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The Capital Of Kink? Why Washington D.C. Is Often Ranked Among The Kinkiest Cities

The nation's capital has long been home to a thriving BDSM scene, and researchers say Washington is in fact one of the kinkiest places in the nation.

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Clips: Charting The Changes To Barracks Row From The Barber's Chair

In part three of our series "Clips," we'll meet a female barber whose clients include military men along D.C.'s Barracks Row.

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D.C. Firefighter Dies In Line Of Duty

A D.C. firefighter died today while responding to a fire in a high-rise apartment building in the Shaw neighborhood.

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Flipped Off, Part 3: As Development Spreads Across D.C., Can Regulators Keep Up?

The final installment of a three-part series: Owners of poorly flipped D.C. homes say the city government isn't equipped to provide proper oversight of developers, but the head of the D.C. Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs says the agency is indeed up to the task.

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How The Smithsonian Is Building Its New, Sweeping Collection Of Black American Music

“I think it really smashes a lot of ideas about what the Smithsonian does and what it’s supposed to do,” one curator says of the African-American Museum’s growing collection.

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Flipped Off, Part 2: For The Developer From Great Falls, A Great Fall

The latest installment of a three-part series: How a prolific house flipper attracted not only the scrutiny of D.C. inspectors, but also the attention of the city's attorney general.

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Flipped Off: In D.C.'s Thriving Market For Renovated Homes, It's Buyer Beware

What happens when a family discovers that its home is a poorly renovated mess? And in a hot market that has attracted some unreliable and careless developers, can D.C.'s inspectors and regulators keep pace with the industry? This special three-part series looks at the perils of house flipping in the nation's capital.