Writing & Reporting

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Parents left to navigate ‘Wild West’ of PLUS Loans under Biden plan

Parents who take on loans to pay for their child's college tuition are struggling and the relief in the Biden Student loan forgiveness plan could do more.

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Reporting

Gunsmith feels pinch from waning popularity of Civil War reenactments

DMV asylum applicants see future at stake in government funding fight

Fight over tipping wage puts worker rights and local democracy under the spotlight in the US capital

White House working with Wyden, stakeholders on executive order targeting data exports

Europe seeks reassurances from U.S. following LNG export-approval pause

Blumenauer: De minimis reform could be a ‘signature achievement’

Photojournalism

As another Waffle House fight video goes viral, workers feel unsafe

Small egg producers face setbacks, compounding US shortage

Can community groups tackle rising DC crime? 

explainers

How to Fix Economic Inequality?

Which countries are in the CPTPP and RCEP trade agreements and which want in?

What is the “Washington Consensus?”

How do companies avoid paying international taxes?

Why is the EU seeking a carbon border tax adjustment and how would it work?

How are central bank digital currencies different from other payment methods?