Data Stories

Students in the Data Lab develop innovative data-driven web applications, interactive graphics and in-depth web projects. They serve as lead producers for CNS’ destination website and help test innovative new ideas to advance the practice of journalism.

Public and critics divide on video games — especially Call of Duty

With all facets of pop-culture — movies, books, TV shows, etc. — the public and professional critics often disagree. Video games are no exception.

Affordable Care Act substantially expanded mental health coverage

The Affordable Care Act strengthened benefits for mental health services and addiction treatment across the country. A repeal could seriously affect Marylanders, especially those who received coverage through Medicaid expansion.

Teams in white jerseys win Super Bowl with improbable regularity

Overall, teams in white have won 32 of 50 Super Bowls over their colored-jersey-sporting counterparts, a statistical anomaly.

Beating the Buzzer: Wizards Keep Games Tight to the End

If it seems like the Washington Wizards win or lose a lot of nail biters, that’s because they do. The team’s games are decided much later than an average NBA team’s games, a CNS analysis of win probability data shows.

For first time in NFL history, league’s best backs younger than 24

Young running backs dominated the league this year, with four of the five top runners still on their rookie contracts.

Running backs on rookie contracts are economical options for Super Bowl teams

When the New England Patriots and the Atlanta Falcons face off in the Super Bowl, they will feature three running backs still playing on meager rookie contracts: Devonta Freeman, Tevin Coleman and James White.

Here’s the national park Twitter presence President Trump has directed to cease

President Donald Trump’s direction that the Interior Department temporarily cease social media communication put the brakes this week on a set of popular accounts managed by America’s National Park Service sites, though some were tweeting again by Friday.

Trump set to govern with whitest cabinet in decades

His cabinet is overwhelmingly older, whiter, and more male than the U.S. population as a whole, a Capital News Service analysis found.

Trump’s Unique Phrases Have Little Precedent in Inaugural Addresses Past

On the campaign trail, President Donald J. Trump became known for several unique turns-of-phrases, or Trumpisms, like “Make America Great Again,” “bigly” and “the greatest.”

Trump’s inauguration has lowest Metro ridership since 2005

Street closures and large crowds make inauguration day a historically busy one for public transportation in Washington, D.C.