WJLA Never Aired Its Controversial Story About the Man Dragged Off United Flight
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WJLA Never Aired Its Controversial Story About the Man Dragged Off United Flight

Published April 12, 2017 WJLA did not air a story that dug into the legal background of David Dao, the Kentucky doctor dragged off a United Airlines flight Monday. On Tuesday WJLA reporter Lisa Fletcher tweeted a photo of her desk with the caption: “My desk is covered w court & legal docs re troubled past of the doctor pulled off United. … Continue reading

Ivanka Trump’s Activism Has a Lot in Common With Kendall Jenner’s Pepsi Ad
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Ivanka Trump’s Activism Has a Lot in Common With Kendall Jenner’s Pepsi Ad

Published April 7, 2017 On April 4, Kendall Jenner made the whole world cringe when she passed a Pepsi to a police officer, apparently solving racism. Jenner is a 21-year-old reality star known for her modeling, not for her political engagement. That same day, Ivanka Trump released a typically polished tweet: “#EqualPayDay is a reminder … Continue reading

A New DC True-Crime Podcast About the Lyon Sisters Debuts Today (Plus 10 More Local Podcasts We Love)
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A New DC True-Crime Podcast About the Lyon Sisters Debuts Today (Plus 10 More Local Podcasts We Love)

Published March 20, 2017 The mysterious disappearance in 1975 of 12-year-old Sheila Lyon and her ten-year-old sister Katharine shook Washington. The perplexing case stymied investigators and forced area parents to rethink their children’s safety for decades. Although a Virginia man, Lloyd Lee Welch Jr., is awaiting trial on murder charges for the Lyon sisters’ deaths, many questions about the … Continue reading

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Important Warning: Don’t Try to Eat Your Way Out of the Snow

Published Tuesday, March 14 Short answer: Nope, don’t eat snow. Contrary to popular dad joke, it’s not only the yellow stuff you have to worry about. Last winter, a team of Canadian (surprise) scientists determined that snow in urban areas can absorb toxic and carcinogenic pollutants from vehicle exhaust. The McGill University researchers discovered even the clean-looking “white stuff” can absorb significant … Continue reading

We’re Melting Over the Way These Teachers Helped Their Female Colleagues Celebrate International Women’s Day
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We’re Melting Over the Way These Teachers Helped Their Female Colleagues Celebrate International Women’s Day

Published March 9, 2017 Twelve male employees of Seaton Elementary School in DC decided to give their female colleagues a little break in honor of International Women’s Day Wednesday: They hung out in the cafeteria with 355 of the school’s students while 56 female teachers, clad in red, gathered for a photo and a brief child-free reprieve. Fifth grade homeroom … Continue reading

DC-Area Businesses Offering #ADayWithoutAWoman Specials
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DC-Area Businesses Offering #ADayWithoutAWoman Specials

Published March 8, 2017 Women across the country are striking or donning red Wednesday to express their commitment to gender equality. Others are abstaining from shopping except for at women- and minority-owned businesses. In honor of the day, we’ve mapped out food and drink specials and where to find female-owned businesses in Washington. Here are some of those establishments … Continue reading