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Emma Patton

Articles by Emma Patton

Two girls were arrested in the stabbing of a third girl in late 2014. They told detectives that the attack was an attempt to please Slender Man, a fictional character they found on a horror website. (Associated Press/File)

Slender Man child stabbers to be tried as adults

A Wisconsin court ruled Wednesday that two 14-year-old girls who stabbed a classmate 19 times in homage to an internet urban legend called Slender Man will be tried as adults. Published July 27, 2016

"The plan will affect every single commuter. Even repairs outside of the District will affect us," D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser said Thursday at a press event at the Eastern Market Metro station, which will be affected by the second phase of the transit agency's "SafeTrack" plan. "We believe Washington, D.C., will be affected by all 15 surges." (Associated Press)

Police make quick arrest in Addison Road Metro stabbing

Police reported Thursday that a Northeast man was fatally stabbed Wednesday night outside the Addison Road Metro station, the latest in a spate of violent incidents along the regional transit system's subway lines. Published July 21, 2016

Using a smartphone's GPS, the Pokemon Go app creates a map of the player's surroundings and then taps into the phone's camera to generate a virtual image of a Pokemon on the screen. The more Pokemon a player has, the more power. (Associated Press)

Pokemon Go all fun and games until laws are broken

The augmented reality game app Pokemon Go has brought millions of players out of their homes and into the great outdoors in search of Squirtles, Charmanders and Bulbasaurs — and sometimes into the presence of savvy robbers, angry property owners and disgusted guardians of sacred places. Published July 19, 2016

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Hannah Weigand, Virginia teen, leads fundraiser to help single mothers

Many seventh-graders are content to play sports, hang out with friends and do some homework -- maybe. But 13-year-old Hannah Weigand, who attends Lorien Wood School in Vienna, Virginia, did more texting and scoring soccer goals this year. She planned and executed a drive to help single mothers in the District by collecting, stocking and delivering dozens of diaper bags to the Capitol Hill Pregnancy Center. Published July 14, 2016

At a natural history museum "you can see a pot that was made by [an indigenous] person. But at the Folklife Festival, you can meet a person who is still a part of that community," Smithsonian spokesman James Mayer said. (Smithsonian Institution)

Smithsonian readies for 50th annual Folklife Festival

Hotdogs and fireworks loom large among many Americans' plans for the Fourth of July holiday. But for those of Basque descent, Independence Day celebrations might include a little "harry jasotzea" — or stone throwing. Published June 28, 2016