Washingtonian

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The Suit Who Spooked the EPA

John Beale was an exemplary employee at the Environmental Protection Agency. He also led a double life, though not the rumored one at the CIA his colleagues whispered about.

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The Insane Story of the Guy Who Killed the Guy Who Killed Lincoln

The man who killed John Wilkes Booth was a eunuch. By choice.

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The Troubled, Tormented, Surprisingly Lucky Life of Michael Graham

What happened to one of the most hated basketball players in NCAA history after playing a single season at Georgetown.

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Inside the Great Ice Cream Parlor War

Behind a $1,000 sundae were two very, very ill-suited business partners.

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The Town Without Wi-Fi

The residents of Green Bank, West Virginia, can’t use cell phones, wi-fi, or other modern technology due to a high-tech government telescope. Recently, this ban has made the town a magnet for so-called electrosensitives, and the locals aren’t thrilled to have them.

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How David Gregory Lost His Job

The inside story, involving low ratings, new ownership, suspected leaks, and a mandate that Meet the Press “loosen up.”

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Like Something the Lord Made

Vivien Thomas was paid a janitor’s wage, never went to college, and still became a legend in the field of heart surgery.

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Up, and Away

The author goes in search of his father’s days as a member of an elite club of sport parachutists.

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The Spectacular Unraveling of Washington’s Favorite Shrink

How a once-lauded psychiatrist became a prolific prescriber of painkillers in one of Virginia’s poorest and most isolated counties.

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This Is Danny Pearl’s Final Story

Investigating the murder of a friend and colleague.

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Armey in Exile

Dick Armey and Matt Kibbe build the most powerful Tea Party organization in the country. Then a feud threatened to undo everything.