[LESS INFO] 49 VIEWS | ADDED 20:54:13 01/14/10
People from the Metro region held a vigil for loved ones in Haiti, devastated by a powerful earthquake on Jan. 12, 2010. The crowd gathered outside Haiti's embassy in Northwest Washington to offer prayers and appeal for international support.
[LESS INFO] 33 VIEWS | ADDED 21:04:09 11/16/09
Smar Abuagla is 13 years old and a typical American teenager. She also happens to wear a head scarf at school. In her own words, she describes how she arrived at this decision and how her classmates and friends have come to regard her.
[LESS INFO] 24 VIEWS | ADDED 14:57:17 11/11/09
John Allen Muhammad, a former soldier from Louisiana, and his teenaged sidekick, Lee Boyd Malvo, were responsible for killing ten people and wounding three in the Washington area during a cold-blooded sniper spree the fall of 2002. Muhammad was executed Tuesday, Nov. 10. Malvo is serving life in prison.
[LESS INFO] 33 VIEWS | ADDED 19:31:30 11/04/09
As violence kills a dozen people a day in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, the warring drug cartels need new recruits. They often turn to teens for drug smuggling, gun running or murder. The neighborhood of Diaz Ordaz is prime territory and 16-year-old Omar Camacho is just what they're looking for. Camacho is a natural leader without many other opportunities.
[LESS INFO] 36 VIEWS | ADDED 19:50:16 10/26/09
A diverse local crowd dances Michael Jackson's "Thriller" as part of an attempt to best the Guinness world record for the most people dancing to one song simultaneously. Ten countries participated in the Thrill the World event.
[LESS INFO] 29 VIEWS | ADDED 23:02:52 10/19/09
Community-based HIV/AIDS groups that were funded by the city in recent years have been cited for runaway expenses, a lack of clients, lapses in care and spending records that were incomplete or missing altogether. As a result, some District residents with HIV/AIDS struggle to get the care they need.
[LESS INFO] 54 VIEWS | ADDED 21:13:42 10/09/09
Three counties in northern California make up the bulk of marijuana growing in the U.S. In the years since voters in California passed proposition 215 in 1996, pot production has exploded. Traditionally, Mexican cartels were the dominate supplier of marijuana to American consumers. Now the Mexicans are fighting to hold on to their share of the market.