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...

09/18/2014 - 4:40pm

    Does seeing the punch to Janay Rice's face matter? Oh, yes, said domestic violence advocates, who think that the elevator video has the power to change everything.

    "It's been...

09/11/2014 - 2:38pm

    Maureen McDonnell, having uttered not a single word in court for five weeks, stepped into a car and rode away from the crowd a newly convicted felon, still silent.

    Her husband, who made history...

09/11/2014 - 2:10pm

    In Virginia, a hot-dog cart, a nail salon and a pet shop require more licensing and regulation than some of the places that care for our tiniest, most vulnerable humans.

    The booming business of...

09/04/2014 - 1:22pm

    In wheelchairs and on walkers, Baltimore's big plan for the future shuffled into the Horseshoe casino this week to begin the city's renaissance. Again.

    "Horseshoe brings the promise...

09/04/2014 - 1:01pm

    Of all the adventures my lucky children had this summer - swimming in two oceans, hanging out on their bearded uncle's commercial salmon fishing boat, endless popsicles - the biggest one, they told me, was just 495 feet away in their own Washington, D.C...

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