Washingtonian

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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.

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A King with No Country

The King of Rwanda is 76 years old, 7 feet 2 inches tall, and lives on public assistance in a small apartment in Virginia.

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The Informant

A participant in a deadly shooting spree decides to snitch on his friends.

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The Things They Leave Behind

Mementos left at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial and the man in charge of cataloging them.

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Remains of the Day

A wedding photographer catches up with his past clients.