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The truth is, 'pretty is as pretty does'

Aug 19, 2013

The truth is, 'pretty is as pretty does'

Jennifer Tress can’t change who is on the cover of Cosmopolitan. She can’t stop college guys from sharing links from sites such as BroBible and Hot or Not. But she can tell you how her husband cheated on her because, he said, she wasn’t ...

Former whistle-blowers struggling

Jul 29, 2013

Former whistle-blowers struggling

The former high-ranking National Security Agency analyst now sells iPhones. The top intelligence officer at the CIA lives in a motor home outside Yellowstone National Park and spends his days fly-fishing for trout. The FBI translator fled Washington for the West Coast.

Blossom Queen ritual becomes an education

Apr 16, 2013

Blossom Queen ritual becomes an education

Adjusting her cupcake-size replica of a Mikimoto gold-and-pearl crown and gliding through a downtown Washington hotel lobby in her white sash, Taylor Barfield offers her business card with a knowing grin: “First African-American United States Cherry Blossom Queen,” it reads. “Sorry if I’m groggy ...