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More Latinos Read All About It In English

A growing share of Latino adults — now at 82 percent — are turning to English-language news sources, while fewer consume news in Spanish, a new survey says. Researchers say demographic shifts among Latinos explain the trends.

Despite Many Threats, Afghan TV Satire Mocks The Powerful

Afghanistan's top political comedy sketch show mocks aspects of day-to-day life in hopes of shaming the government to clean up its act. The cast of Zang-e-Khatar, or Danger Bell, has tackled everything from corruption to bad roads, and they've received death threats for doing it.

Royal Baby News Or No? Guardian Lets Web Visitors Decide

The Guardian's U.S. editor in chief, Janine Gibson, discusses how the news organization came up with the idea to let visitors to its website see news about the royal baby or not. You can click on "Royalist" or "Republican." (In the U.S., the choice is "Royalist" or "Not a royalist.") We muse on what this means.

Veteran Journalist Helen Thomas Leaves An Outspoken Legacy

In her long career, Thomas broke barriers and became a White House fixture — but her famous bluntness caused her downfall in the end. She died Saturday morning at the age of 92.

Helen Thomas, Former Dean Of White House Press, Dies At 92

Thomas, who spent decades at the White House reporting for United Press International and later Hearst Newspapers, covered every president from Eisenhower to Obama.

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The Story Of SCOTUSblog

SCOTUSblog is a little more than a decade old and runs on a budget of just a few hundred thousand dollars a year. But it's setting the pace for coverage of one of Washington's most challenging institutions to understand.

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D.C. Simmers Over Washington Post Op-Ed About City's Food Scene

Chef Mark Furstenberg set off a social media firestorm last week, after he argued in the Washington Post that D.C.'s food scene isn't all it's cracked up to be.


Justice's Rules Mean Reporter Need Not Testify, Lawyer Says

Prosecutors want New York Times reporter James Risen to testify about whether he got information from a CIA agent. The Justice Department recently tightened its policy on when it will try to compel journalists to divulge such information. Risen's lawyer says that policy should apply to his client.
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This Week On Metro Connection: Down The Hatch

From mussels to moussaka, we'll focus on food and drink as we bring you our annual show about the D.C. region's culinary culture.


'American Journalism Review' To Quit Printing; Go Online-Only

The "print" media's seemingly numbered days continue to count down. Now one of the nation's leading journalism reviews has decided to only publish online.