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Bryan Goldberg’s site for women was widely mocked when it launched a year ago. Today it has 15 million readers per month and some of its harshest early critics are on the payroll.

Thursday, August 21

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While war raged across Afghanistan, expats lived in a bubble of good times and easy money. But as the U.S. withdraws, life has taken a deadly turn.

Tuesday, August 19

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On the trail of Austin Tice and the late James Foley, freelance journalists who were kidnapped in Syria in 2012.

Saturday, August 16

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On Johnny Carson, a cold man in a hot seat.

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When Kenneth Jarecke photographed the charred remains of an Iraqi soldier during the Gulf War, he thought it might help challenge the popular narrative of a clean, uncomplicated battle. He was wrong.

Monday, August 11

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On PEPFAR, the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief, and the experience of covering AIDS in Africa.

Friday, July 25

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How a lawyer from the Valley created a gossip empire.

Wednesday, July 23

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Who is Shmuley Boteach, former reality TV star and author of Kosher Sex?

Friday, July 18

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When a child has a condition that’s new to science.

Wednesday, July 9

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Friday, July 4

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On January 18, 1990, Mayor Marion Barry was caught smoking crack at D.C.’s Vista Hotel. The author was one of the first reporters on the scene. He interviewed guests, staff, anyone he could find. Then he got a room, called his regular strawbery, and got high himself.

Wednesday, June 25

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A talented young chef loses control.