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Sean Salai

Sean Salai

Sean Salai is the general assignment/culture reporter for The Washington Times. A former National desk intern and Metro clerk at The Washington Times, he also has served as a City Hall reporter at the Boca Raton News and as a special contributor at America Media. He can be reached at

Articles by Sean Salai

A woman pauses as she visits a memorial at the entrance to The Covenant School, March 29, 2023, in Nashville, Tenn. A group of Tennessee parents whose children attend The Covenant School, where a deadly shooting in March took the lives of three 9-year-olds and three adults, filed a motion on Wednesday, May 17, seeking to keep the shooter's writings from being released to the public. (AP Photo/Wade Payne, File)

Nashville pastor gives first sermon since losing daughter in shooting

Carrying his pain to the pulpit, the Rev. Chad Scruggs choked back emotion as he thanked his congregation for their support in his family's season of grief, as he delivered his first sermon since a mass shooting claimed the life of his 9-year-old daughter Hallie two months ago. Published May 23, 2023

Jay Devineni, right, a student at the University of Missouri School of Medicine, talks with fellow medical school student Supriya Vuda in the hallway of the Missouri Capitol in Jefferson City, Mo., on March 28, 2023. Devineni and Vuda testified against legislation in a Senate committee that would restrict diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives in medical schools and among health care providers. (AP Photo/David A. Lieb) **FILE**

Med schools group embraces racial preferences

Racial preferences in faculty hiring and student admissions are a "strategic priority for academic medicine," the nation's largest consortium of medical schools says. Published May 23, 2023