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Supreme Court to Meet on Gay Marriage

Gay couples began marrying in Miami on Monday, kicking off a pivotal week when the…

How race and police became a red-vs.-blue issue

How Politics Influence How Whites View the Police

Few things matter more than race when it comes to views of police. But political…

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John Lewis Reflects on Selma

Live long enough and life can be filled with strange symmetries. Rep. John Lewis has…

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Titi Branch Dies

Titi Branch, one of the co-founders of the wildly successful natural hair care line, Miss…

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Michel du Cille Dies

Michel du Cille, a Washington Post photojournalist who was a three-time winner of the Pulitzer…

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The Life of Marion Barry

When Mr. Barry came to Washington in 1965 as a fervent and experienced young civil…

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Poor People Out, “Young Professionals” In

For years, this brown-brick building near Wrigley Field housed people who had nowhere else to…

Misty Copeland to make ‘Swan Lake’ debut with Washington Ballet

Misty Copeland to Perform with Washington Ballet

Misty Copeland, a popular soloist with American Ballet Theatre who has become a leader in…

Meet America’s oldest living vet. He smokes cigars, does yard work, drives and drinks whiskey. And he’s 108.

Meet Richard Overton, America’s Oldest Living Veteran

Richard Overton, 108, is thought to be the oldest living veteran in the United States.…

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Being Upper-Class Doesn’t Protect You From Racism

Even though the idea wasn’t fully formed, I somehow assumed that privilege would insulate a…