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Vanessa Johnston

Economic pain from pandemic upends the lives of restaurant owners, entertainers

Feb 24 2021

FREDERICKSBURG, Va. The reality has not yet sunk in for Pepe Diaz that the beloved deli he ran with his brother for more than 30 years is permanently shut. | Video

Chicago artist brings segregated residents together in 'Folded Map Project'

Aug 03 2020

Chicago's segregated residents are unexpectedly becoming friends in a project that an artist hopes will smash barriers and stereotypes.

Can a video game save a life? African refugee puts players in his race for survival

Feb 21 2020

WASHINGTON The goal of Lual Mayen's video game is to survive the horrific ordeal of a refugee, an experience that his family knows well, but the 25-year-old developer's ambition is to change the world. | Video

Mexican immigrant dreams of leading first U.S. breakdancing team to Olympic gold

Jan 17 2020

WASHINGTON Antonio Castillo discovered the joyful athleticism of breakdancing as a child in Mexico in the 1980s. Now a new generation of young people comes to his Washington studio to learn the finer points of a dance style that has evolved into a sport, hoping one day to bring home Olympic gold.

Part Two: The Republicans

Nov 02 2018

This is the second part of a two-part documentary podcast exploring the political divide among women in the Trump era, following the campaigns of first-time female candidates for Congress in battleground districts.

Part One: The Democrats

Nov 02 2018

This is the first part of a two-part documentary podcast exploring the political divide among women in the Trump era, following the campaigns of first-time female candidates for Congress in battleground districts.

Former Pennsylvania altar boy says he stole from church to avenge abuse

Aug 24 2018

PHILADELPHIA Mike McDonnell was an altar boy who loved to sing Latin hymns at his church in suburban Philadelphia, but his Roman Catholic faith became a source of torment at age 12 when he woke up to find a priest molesting him in the vacation bed the clergyman forced him to share.

His twin shot dead, a Washington teen shines spotlight on gun crime

Jun 01 2018

WASHINGTON Every school day, Zion Kelly passes by the locker once used by his slain twin brother, Zaire, who was shot in the head during an attempted robbery in their Washington, D.C. neighborhood last September. | Video

Meghan Markle to join small circle of American royals

May 08 2018

When she marries her prince next week, Meghan Markle will join a distinguished line of American citizens who have become real-life royalty over the years - though not all their love stories had fairy-tale endings. | Video

Wallis Simpson U.S. collector sets auction around Meghan-Harry wedding

Apr 10 2018

BALTIMORE A fan of Wallis Simpson, the American socialite who married a British king 80 years ago, is hoping to capitalize on the attention around the upcoming British royal wedding by putting up for auction his collection of memorabilia. | Video

World News

Chad leader Deby, key Western ally, killed in battle -army

N'DJAMENA (Reuters) -Chad's president, Idriss Deby, who ruled his country for more than 30 years and was an important Western ally in the fight against Islamist militants in Africa, was killed on Monday in a battle against rebels in the north, authorities said.