Petula Dvorak

09/25/2014 - 11:03am

    Domestic violence is a hot topic right now - a conversation being fueled by what we've witnessed inside a fancy hotel elevator and on the stage of the Miss America pageant.

    See, it even happens to a football star's fiancee or a woman...

06/19/2014 - 1:02am

    For more than half a century, kids in Virginia with bad teeth and poor families have had somewhere to go.

    Their parents - immigrants, minimum-wage laborers, the unemployed - usually found Gerald Frank through the grapevine. And they spread the word about his modest...

06/19/2014 - 12:53am

    This summer, hundreds of sick, desperate people will gather daily in the pre-dawn darkness of a Southwestern Virginia parking lot, part of a late July pilgrimage as predictable as the state's tobacco crop.

    They come with festering cancers, rotting teeth, wheezing...

06/09/2014 - 1:09am

    Every month or so, in the parade of offenders coming before her in court, she'd spot a veteran.

    Usually it was for a misdemeanor, a squabble, assault and battery, something petty.

    Then Penney Azcarate, chief judge of...

06/02/2014 - 12:30am

    Yes, all women have been harassed.

    Yes, all women have been judged by our looks, not our merit.

    Yes, all women have been around men who have discounted, denied and demeaned us.

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05/26/2014 - 5:07pm

    I would like my D6 bus without a side of Hitler, please.

    Twenty Metro buses are crisscrossing the nation's capital with Das Fuhrer on their sides for the next month thanks to an incendiary, anti-Muslim ad campaign by the American Freedom Defense Initiative.

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