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Maya Washburn

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Maya Washburn is an SFMN DC bureau summer correspondent studying digital journalism with a concentration in criminal justice at the FIU Honors College. Her primary focus is reporting on previously untold stories, with her writing often involving investigations, underrepresented issues, crime, mental health, education, politics and more.

Remnants of redlining continue to shape housing market

Liberty Square, 2019. West Coconut Grove, 2019. West...

Pro-life clinic in Hialeah vandalized, violence expected to increase after Roe v. Wade decision

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) expects reproductive and family advocacy health care facilities to be the primary target for criminal incidents...

Supreme Court: Ketanji Brown Jackson Steps Up as Breyer Steps Down

Ketanji Brown Jackson is making history as the first Black woman to serve as a justice on the U.S. Supreme Court. 

Pell Grant program turns 50 as advocates seek to double it

Amid increasing tuition costs and advocates calling for aid increases, the federal Pell Grant program has made it possible for over 80...

Some immigrants may be detained indefinitely, Supreme Court rules

The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled the federal government can detain certain immigrants who are in removal proceedings...

Food deserts plague the nation, USDA allocates $2 billion

The nation’s capital is a study in contrast. While residents in Wards 2 and 3, a largely affluent area...

NRA to proceed with annual convention days after Uvalde shooting

The National Rifle Association – the country’s most powerful gun-owner rights organization – is going ahead with its annual convention just days...

US Foreign Relations Committee Reviews FIU Professor Frank Mora OAS Ambassador Nomination

The U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee met in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday morning to review nominations, including that of Florida International University...
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Abortion protests sweep nation’s capital (includes video story)

Protests broke out across the nation last weekend following the leak of a draft Supreme Court opinion that could overturn Roe v....