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Post Reports is the daily podcast from The Washington Post. Unparalleled reporting. Expert insight. Clear analysis. Everything you’ve come to expect from the newsroom of The Post. For your ears. Martine Powers is your host, asking the questions you didn’t know you wanted answered. Published weekdays by 5 p.m. Eastern time.

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Meet the New York couple donating millions to the anti-vax movement
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Carol Morello talks about the U.N. investigator’s report about the killing of Jamal Khashoggi. Lena Sun on the Manhattan couple donating millions to anti-vax groups. And Rachel Siegel on new ad standards in Britain.

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Jun 19, 2019
Former defense pick tells The Post, “Bad things can happen to good families”
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Aaron Davis on conversations with Trump’s former acting defense secretary Patrick Shanahan about domestic violence incidents in his family. Maria Sacchetti on planned mass deportations of migrant families. And Ashley Parker on Trump’s reelection bid.

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Jun 18, 2019
A once-in-a-generation expedition to the Arctic
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Rick Noack explains why tensions between the U.S. and Iran have reached new heights. Science reporter Sarah Kaplan on an expedition to the Arctic. And Kareem Fahim on the death of Mohamed Morsi, Egypt’s first democratically elected president.

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Jun 17, 2019
Why ‘Queer Eye’s’ Tan France is an expert at hard conversations
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“Queer Eye” star Tan France on his new book “Naturally Tan.” Plus, Travis Andrews on how to hack the Billboard charts.
Jun 14, 2019
For Bernie Sanders, the path to power began Halloween night in a public-housing laundry room
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Marc Fisher talks about the only executive office Bernie Sanders has held: mayor of Burlington, Vt. Anna Fifield on her new book, “The Great Successor,” examining North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. And Shibani Mahtani explains the protests in Hong Kong.
Jun 13, 2019
‘I can’t breathe:’ Five years later, Eric Garner’s family is still seeking justice
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Wesley Lowery on the disciplinary hearing for the officer involved in Eric Garner’s death. Ashley Parker about what President Trump calls “the I-word.” And Steven Goff unpacks criticism of the U.S. women’s domination in their first World Cup game.
Jun 12, 2019
‘I hate elephants’: How Botswana’s giants became the center of a political clash
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Max Bearak on the political background of the lifting of Botswana’s elephant hunting ban. Peter Jamison on a public housing complex at the heart of a D.C. housing debate. Plus, Luisa Beck on the Bauhaus movement 100 years later.
Jun 11, 2019
How the NRA directed money to the people who oversee its finances
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Mary Beth Sheridan explains the Trump-Mexico tariff deal. Beth Reinhard on growing allegations of exorbitant spending by the National Rifle Association’s top executives. And Steven Zeitchik on whether Broadway has a place on streaming platforms.
Jun 10, 2019
A T. rex exhibit 66 million years in the making
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Steve Hendrix and Peggy McGlone track the journey of a T. rex fossil to the newly reopened fossil hall at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History. Peter Holley shares how content about prison is making a space for former inmates on YouTube.
Jun 07, 2019
Allegations of harassment, cash gifts: A West Virginia bishop’s fall from grace
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Michelle Boorstein on new details about a Catholic bishop suspended from ministry in March. Theater critic Peter Marks with actress Laurie Metcalf on playing Hillary Clinton. And Barry Svrluga on his grandfather’s World War II journal.
Jun 06, 2019
President Trump is bullish on foreign policy. In a secret recording, Mike Pompeo has doubts.
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John Hudson talks about the secret recording of Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. Peter Whoriskey on the child labor problem in chocolate production. Plus, Sarah Kaplan looks at the unexpected consequences of gender discrimination against lab rats.
Jun 05, 2019
Dick’s Sporting Goods lost money when it changed its gun policies. CEO Ed Stack is fine with that.
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Rachel Siegel talks to the CEO putting gun policies over profits. Anne Gearan on President Trump’s London visit. Plus, Emily Yahr details the end of a “Jeopardy!” era.
Jun 04, 2019
Trump is using tariffs as a bargaining chip for a border crackdown. Will it work?
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Mary Beth Sheridan on U.S.-Mexico trade negotiations and how migrants’ lives are in the mix. Todd Frankel on the Fisher-Price Rock ‘n Play recall. Plus, Simon Denyer on why Japan is defending a small object in the ivory trade fight.
Jun 03, 2019
The Great Forgetting: How China erased the Tiananmen Square massacre
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Abby Hauslohner reports that Border Patrol often holds unaccompanied minors for far longer than is legal. How the government erased the Tiananmen Square massacre from memory in China. And book critic Ron Charles on breaking the rules of summer reading.
May 31, 2019
Why Nancy Pelosi is reluctant to impeach the president
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Rachael Bade on the impeachment divide among Democrats. Loveday Morris reports on why Israel will hold a second parliamentary election. Plus, Brady Dennis explains why dead puffins in Alaska may be a harbinger for climate change.
May 30, 2019
Mueller closes up shop: ‘The work speaks for itself’
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Rosalind S. Helderman on Robert S. Mueller III’s first public comments on the Russia investigation. Reis Thebault on the latest state to take up a “heartbeat bill” -- and the Democratic governor who has said he’ll sign it. And the existence of UFOs.
May 29, 2019
Health officials are targeting communities battling measles. Anti-vaxxers are, too.
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Lena Sun explores the rise of the modern anti-vaccine movement. Michael Kranish analyzes President Trump’s changing rhetoric on Iran. Plus, Michael Birnbaum explains the Green parties’ surge in the European Parliament election.
May 28, 2019
When ‘school choice’ tests parents’ personal values
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Education reporter Perry Stein discusses a family weighing a decision of where to send their eighth-grader for high school — and how that decision has tested their political and social values.
May 27, 2019
Pitchers are throwing faster than ever — and it’s ruining baseball
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William Booth breaks down Theresa May’s resignation and what it means for Brexit. Dave Sheinin fields questions on the velocity of baseball pitches. And Andrea Sachs raises the alarm on travel scams.
May 24, 2019
A Georgia clinic braces for the state’s new abortion law
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Caroline Kitchener visits a Georgia abortion clinic. Damian Paletta explains the next front in the U.S.-China trade war. And DeNeen Brown discusses why Harriet Tubman won’t be on the $20 bill anytime soon.
May 23, 2019
President Trump vowed to fight opioids. But the fentanyl crisis keeps getting worse.
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Jeff Stein on what an IRS draft memo means for the fight over President Trump’s taxes. Sari Horwitz and Scott Higham on the Trump administration’s response to the fentanyl crisis. And Carol Leonnig on the meticulous lawyer subpoenaed by Congress.
May 22, 2019
One conservative's quest to reshape U.S. courts
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Robert O'Harrow Jr. and Shawn Boburg discuss the man reshaping the federal judiciary. Laura Meckler examines the power of a high school’s controversial mock funeral. And Jennifer Hassan dissects a new form of British protest.
May 21, 2019
Private companies are reviving the Space Coast. Can it last?
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Joanna Slater on India’s election, the largest exercise of democracy ever. Christian Davenport on the business resurgence along Florida’s Space Coast. And a gift for Morehouse College 2019 graduates.
May 20, 2019
The new Howard Stern on the old one: ‘I don’t know who that guy is’
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The bold new strategy in the fight against abortion rights

For years, antiabortion advocates have tried to chip away at Roe v. Wade incrementally. They pushed legislatures to impose waiting periods and mandate hallway widths in clinics and generally make it more onerous for abortion clinics to operate and for women to access the procedure.

Now, the pretense is being thrown out as states such as Georgia and Missouri impose much more restrictive bans. In Alabama, a law passed that outlawed the procedure almost entirely, without exceptions for rape or incest.

Aaron Blake is a senior political reporter for The Fix. He explains the thinking behind their strategy — and how it could backfire.

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The new Howard Stern says the old Howard Stern makes him ‘cringe’

Howard Stern, the self-proclaimed “King of All Media,” was mostly known for mocking everyone and objectifying women on his TV and radio shows. But, he told The Post’s Geoff Edgers, that’s all behind him now.

“I tried to watch some of my old Letterman [appearances],” Stern said during an interview at his SiriusXM radio studio. “I couldn’t get through two minutes of it. It’s just not me. I don’t know who that guy is.”

In a new book, “Howard Stern Comes Again,” Stern hopes marks his evolution from an impatient and often nasty blabbermouth to a master conversationalist.

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The art world is out of touch

A rabbit sculpture by Jeff Koons just sold for $91.1 million — a record breaking figure. When an artwork fetches that kind of price at auction, the first question everyone silently asks is: “Could it really be worth that?”

“The first and best answer, obviously, is no,” says Post art critic Sebastian Smee. He sees the sale as evidence that the art world is increasingly untethered from reality.

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May 17, 2019
A medical mystery on a college campus
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Is having so many candidates bad for Democrats?

So many Democrats are running for president that some will not qualify for the first debate — even though it allows for 20 candidates.

Michael Scherer covers campaigns for The Post. He says some Democratic leaders are worried the party will struggle to coalesce around one candidate in time to mount the strongest possible campaign against a president they urgently want to defeat.

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How university officials left their students in the dark about a viral outbreak

In late 2018, University of Maryland student Olivia Paregol was stricken with a mysterious illness. For more than two weeks, university officials remained silent about the reason — a viral outbreak.

Amy Brittain and Jenn Abelson are investigative reporters for The Post. They explored the consequences of the university’s decision through the story of this 18-year-old student.

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Trash at the bottom of the ocean

Trash is everywhere — even in places where no human has set foot before.

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May 16, 2019
‘He’s entwined his business with his presidency . . . and it’s not going well.’
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How Trump’s presidency is hurting the Trump brand

Trump’s prized Doral golf resort in Miami is crucial to his overall finances, says David Fahrenthold, who covers the Trump Organization for The Post.

But, according to company documents and exclusive video obtained by The Post, the Doral resort is in steep decline.

“They are severely underperforming,” tax consultant Jessica Vachiratevanurak told a Miami-Dade County official in a bid to lower the property’s tax bill. The reason, she said: “There is some negative connotation that is associated with the brand.”

“He’s entwined his business more than any modern president with his presidency,” Fahrenthold says. “And it’s not going well.”

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Tensions mounting with Iran

Tension between the United States and Iran has been rising steadily. Tehran has indicated it may curtail its full cooperation with the 2015 landmark nuclear agreement, and the Trump administration spoke of “planned or contemplated attacks” by Iran against U.S. forces and friends in the Middle East.

“Things have escalated very quickly in terms of our mind-set, our posture about Iran,” says national security reporter John Hudson, “but there’s a lot of confusion about exactly what the U.S. is responding to.

Hudson explains the responses the White House is considering — including deploying troops — even as lawmakers from both parties complained that the White House has not fully briefed them on the escalating tensions.

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Politicians who run for office and run marathons

All successful politicians are competitive — that’s how they got elected, right? But some find that relentless drive not just on the campaign trail but also in the weight room, in a road race or on the basketball court.

Graphics reporter Bonnie Berkowitz lists the most impressive athletic feats by lawmakers.

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May 15, 2019
Bible study before recess: ‘It’s more important than any other book’
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Nick Miroff on what was happening behind the scenes before the purge at DHS. Julie Zauzmer on the conservative effort to get Bible classes in public schools. Plus, Ellen McCarthy on the could-be first gentleman.
May 14, 2019
The state legislatures trying to overturn Roe v. Wade
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Deanna Paul explains the state laws aimed at getting the Supreme Court to reconsider Roe. Political reporter Holly Bailey on the millionaire running on a universal basic income platform. And, the impact of climate change on surfing, with Rick Maese.
May 13, 2019
A battle in West Virginia: A coal mine versus crayfish.
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Juliet Eilperin on the battle over coal mining in West Virginia. Sarah Kaplan on how scientists plan for a catastrophic asteroid strike. Plus, Caitlin Gibson on the weird psychology behind the baby-on-board sticker.
May 10, 2019
One man’s fight to save the world’s tigers
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Terrence McCoy on tiger farms in Laos. Chelsea Janes on the electability of 2020 candidates. Plus, Adrian Higgins on the man keeping orchids alive.
May 09, 2019
How a father-daughter relationship is helping define one 2020 candidate.
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Ashley Parker on Trump’s attempts to recast his response to Charlottesville. Ben Terris on how Sen. Amy Klobuchar’s relationship with her father has defined her candidacy. Plus, Anna Fifield on China’s attempt to recover from the one-child policy.
May 08, 2019
The U.S. and China: It’s complicated
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Damian Paletta on the new tariffs President Trump wants to impose on China. Griff Witte on how Germany’s apprenticeship programs help refugees. Plus, Michael Kranish on America’s first black sports hero.
May 07, 2019
Inside Boeing’s boardroom during the 737 Max crisis
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Douglas MacMillan on how Boeing’s board didn’t focus on safety issues during the 737 Max crisis. Sally Jenkins on the morality of horse racing. Plus, Elahe Izadi on a new Hulu show exploring being young and religious in America.
May 06, 2019
Why the president's probable nominee for the Fed backed out
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Heather Long on why President Trump’s presumed nominee stepped away from the Federal Reserve Board. DeNeen L. Brown on the enslaved African woman documented in Jamestown. Plus, Rachel Hatzipanagos on co-workers of color who are confused for each other.
May 03, 2019
Police test facial recognition in Oregon. But privacy advocates have serious concerns.
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Drew Harwell on the implications of using facial-recognition software in police work. Amie Ferris-Rotman on Afghanistan’s first lady speaking out for women’s rights. Plus, Deanna Paul on Holocaust Remembrance Day.
May 02, 2019
Barr answers for his handling of the Mueller report
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Devlin Barrett on Attorney General William P. Barr’s testimony. Maria Sacchetti on the Trump administration saying it may charge asylum seekers looking for refuge. Plus, Rick Maese on what happened when a female runner’s hormones came under scrutiny.
May 01, 2019
U.S. agencies want to 'Russia-proof' 2020. The White House isn't on board.
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Lena Sun on the growing cases of measles in the U.S. Shane Harris on the White House’s downplaying of warning signs of Russian interference ahead of the 2020 election. Plus, Simon Denyer on the end of an era in Japan.
Apr 30, 2019
President Trump leans on Fox host Lou Dobbs for policy advice
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Matt Zapotosky with a preview for Attorney General William P. Barr’s Mueller report testimony before Congress. Manuel Roig-Franzia on Lou Dobbs’s influence on President Trump. Plus, Samantha Schmidt on the ride service for K-12th-graders.
Apr 29, 2019
‘There are monsters in my room:’ How a smart home security system failed
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Reed Albergotti on how Nest, designed to keep intruders out, allowed access to hackers. Will Hobson on the ousting of the women’s basketball coach at UNC-Chapel Hill. And food critic Tom Sietsema with a proportional plea.
Apr 26, 2019
And then there were 20: Biden (finally) enters the race
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Matt Viser on former vice president Joe Biden jumping into the 2020 race. Gillian Brockell and Drew Harwell on the complications of grieving on social media. And what is breaking “Jeopardy!”? Emily Yahr explains.
Apr 25, 2019
‘This is a political war between the White House and Congress’
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Robert Costa on the White House’s attempts to keep aides from testifying to Congress. Jeff Stein on Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s student-loan forgiveness plan. And Niha Masih on how far India will go for one vote.
Apr 24, 2019
‘The numbers are just staggering’: Death toll rises in Sri Lanka
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Joanna Slater and Tony Romm with analysis on the Sri Lanka attacks and the government’s response. Rachael Bade on why Speaker Pelosi is tapping the brakes on impeachment talk. Aynne Kokas on China’s first sci-fi blockbuster coming to Netflix.
Apr 23, 2019
The method of Mueller: Inside the special counsel’s investigation
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Rosalind S. Helderman with in-depth analysis of the Mueller investigation and where it hit dead ends. Dan Zak on Al Gore’s climate strategy. Plus, Philip Rucker on how President Trump uses the Marine One helicopter during news conferences.
Apr 22, 2019
Trump ordered them to thwart Mueller. White House aides refused.
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Philip Rucker on the obstruction that could have been. Kimberly Kindy on how the pork industry could soon take more control of food safety checks. Plus, Maura Judkis on the cannabis cookbooks that put pot in your potluck.
Apr 19, 2019
Everything you need to know from the Mueller report.
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Post reporters Rosalind S. Helderman, Shane Harris and Carol D. Leonnig break down the key findings of the redacted Mueller report released today by Attorney General William P. Barr.
Apr 18, 2019
Trump shifting DHS focus from counterterrorism to immigration
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Nick Miroff reports on the major shift in focus at the Department of Homeland Security. Carlos Lozada dissects the brain trust surrounding Trump, the anti-intellectual president. Plus Joe Fox and Lauren Tierney visit a shrinking national landmark.
Apr 17, 2019
Why banning fringe users doesn't keep conspiracy theories off YouTube
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Philip Kennicott envisions Notre Dame’s reconstruction. Abby Ohlheiser reports on the resurfacing of Internet conspiracy theorist Alex Jones. And Emily Yahr talks about the Backstreet Boys and their hit single “I Want It That Way.”
Apr 16, 2019
‘I saw the image ... and just gasped’: Shock, devastation as Notre Dame burns
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Robert McCartney reflects on the massive fire at Paris’s historic Notre Dame Cathedral. Toluse Olorunnipa breaks down 2020 candidates’ campaign finance reports. And Matt Bonesteel mulls Tiger Woods’s “return to glory.”
Apr 15, 2019
The culture clash at the center of New York’s measles outbreak
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Lenny Bernstein on New York City’s mandatory vaccination order; Juliet Eilperin on how the military is approaching climate change differently than the White House; and Ryan Pfeffer on what it’s like to die on “Game of Thrones.”
Apr 12, 2019
The U.S. case against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange
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Ellen Nakashima on Julian Assange’s arrest in London. Moriah Balingit on challenges for low-income Asian American students. Plus, Marian Anderson and the concert that changed America.
Apr 11, 2019
Why is Julián Castro the only 2020 Democrat with an immigration plan?
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Michael Scherer on why Julián Castro is the only 2020 Democrat with an immigration plan. Emily Rauhala on Yazidi refugees in Canada. And Joel Achenbach on the first picture of a black hole.
Apr 10, 2019
Mayor Pete Buttigieg on a religious left revival
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Toluse Olorunnipa on the staffing turmoil within the Department of Homeland Security. Sarah Pulliam Bailey on likely presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg’s faith. Plus, Emily Yahr and Bethonie Butler on “Old Town Road.”
Apr 09, 2019
High-risk lending caused the Great Recession. Could it happen again?
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Damian Paletta explains the dangers of leveraged loans. Loveday Morris examines Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s standing ahead of the Israeli legislative elections. Plus, Simon Denyer in Japan’s “city of whales.”
Apr 08, 2019
He fought for justice. Now he’s facing misconduct allegations.
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Neena Satija and Wesley Lowery on the misconduct allegations against the co-founder of the Southern Poverty Law Center. Sarah Ellison on Rupert Murdoch’s son and the fate of Fox News. Plus, Peter Holley on the Bible designed for Instagram.
Apr 05, 2019
What did AG Barr hold back from his Mueller report summary?
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Rosalind S. Helderman on the people upset about what was left out of the Mueller report summary. David Ignatius on Jamal Khashoggi’s killing six months later. Plus, Jonathan Capehart on voices from the civil rights movement.
Apr 04, 2019
Britax strollers kept crashing. Why wasn't there a recall?
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Tara Bahrampour on how the census going digital could expose it to hacking and disinformation campaigns. Todd C. Frankel on how a stroller company made a case against its products go away. Plus, Joanna Slater on cockfights in India.
Apr 03, 2019
The Supreme Court’s mixed messages on religious rights for death row inmates
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Robert Barnes on the Supreme Court’s differing decisions on religious rights. Patricia Sullivan on how Amazon’s new headquarters in Virginia could threaten a nearby Latino neighborhood. Plus, Canada persuades foreign tech talent to move from the U.S.
Apr 02, 2019
Joe Biden is an affectionate guy. Is that a problem for a 2020 run?
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Elise Viebeck on scrutiny over Joe Biden’s interactions with women. Caroline Kitchener on the only new Republican woman in the House. Plus, Christopher Ingraham on the amount of sex Americans are having.
Apr 01, 2019
Thought the fight over Obamacare was done? Think again.
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Paige Winfield Cunningham on Obamacare and the recent Justice Department efforts to overturn it. Carlos Lozada on lessons learned from past reports on presidential conduct. Plus, Anton Troianovski on a celebrity turned politician in Ukraine.
Mar 29, 2019
Will all 2020 Democrats release their tax returns?
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Holly Bailey on whether 2020 Democrats will release their tax returns. Laurie McGinley on the new FDA-approved depression treatments. Plus, Jon Gerberg and Michael Robinson Chavez on life in Venezuela.
Mar 28, 2019
Questions about suicide and guns, after three deaths
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Katie Zezima and Joel Achenbach on gun control and the public health crisis of suicides. Anton Troianovski and Shane Harris on how Russia interfered in American elections. Plus, Reed Albergotti on Apple switching up its business model.
Mar 27, 2019
With $270 million settlement, Purdue Pharma starts paying for the opioid crisis
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Katie Zezima on the pharmaceutical company’s landmark settlement. Amy Gardner on voting rights for felons in Florida. And Dan Zak on butterflies and the border wall.
Mar 26, 2019
What happens after Mueller? ‘There’s a long way to go.’
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Josh Dawsey and Karoun Demirjian report on Washington’s response to Attorney General William P. Barr’s summary of Robert S. Mueller III's Russia investigation. And Jeff Stein on Puerto Rico’s loss of food stamp funding.
Mar 25, 2019
Mueller finds no conspiracy with Russia but does not draw a conclusion on obstruction of justice
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Robert Mueller did not find evidence the Trump campaign coordinated with Russia, according to a letter Attorney General William Barr delivered to Congress on Sunday. Post reporter Devlin Barrett joins Martine Powers for an extra episode of Post Reports.
Mar 24, 2019
Roseanne Barr just can’t shut up
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Paul Sonne on potential impacts of the Pentagon’s plan to fund the border wall; Geoff Edgers on his trip to Israel with Roseanne; and Ben Guarino on the “zombie theory” of birth order.
Mar 22, 2019
As a top prosecutor, Klobuchar often declined to pursue charges in police-involved killings
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Elise Viebeck and Michelle Lee on presidential hopeful Amy Klobuchar’s history as a county prosecutor; Lenny Bernstein on a lack of HIV prevention drugs where they’re needed; and Elahe Izadi on the horror-movie renaissance.
Mar 21, 2019
The white candidates struggling to appeal to black voters
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Heather Long on the #MeToo moment in the field of economics; Cleve Wootson on 2020 candidates struggling to bridge the race gap; Rick Maese on another year without a near-mythical race.
Mar 20, 2019
After discrimination charges, Facebook making big changes to its ad system
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Tracy Jan explains expected changes to Facebook’s targeted ad system. Kate Woodsome on married couples in bureaucratic limbo because of Trump’s travel ban. Anna Fifield on the power of Haka.
Mar 19, 2019
How intelligence agencies grapple with the global reach of domestic terrorism
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Shane Harris on how intelligence agencies share domestic terrorism threats; Rosalind S. Helderman on what we already know about the special counsel’s investigation; and the growing list of states that want to change the electoral process.
Mar 18, 2019
How the New Zealand mosque shootings moved across social media
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Hamza Shaban on how YouTube, Facebook and Twitter failed to stop the spread of a violent video from the Christchurch mosque shootings. William Booth with an update on Brexit. And Geoffrey Fowler on the costs of “free” tax-prep services.
Mar 15, 2019
Pilots raised the alarm after last year’s Boeing crash. Then another plane went down.
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Aaron Gregg investigates pilot complaints to Boeing. Glenn Kessler dissects what socialism really means. And Brady Dennis reports on the young climate activists going on strike.
Mar 14, 2019
How the Obama administration missed the fentanyl crisis
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A Post investigation uncovers how federal officials failed to address the rising threat of synthetic opioids. Emily Rauhala breaks down Justin Trudeau’s first major political scandal. And Isabelle Khurshudyan on the changing face of hockey referees.
Mar 13, 2019
'Operation Varsity Blues': A college entrance bribery scheme
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An elaborate college entrance bribery scheme. When veterans take their lives in the very places they sought help. Plus, a space name odyssey.
Mar 12, 2019
Questions for Boeing after second deadly plane crash
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Brian Fung explains Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s push to crack down on tech companies. Aaron Gregg delves into the tragic crash of a commercial Boeing plane in Ethiopia. And Simon Denyer revisits Fukushima, the site of one of Japan’s worst nuclear disasters.
Mar 11, 2019
From $22 an hour to $11: What the GM layoffs mean for workers
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Heather Long tells us about an uncertain future for laid-off autoworkers. Devlin Barrett explains why terrorists in the U.S. are rarely charged with “terrorism.” And Shelly Tan discusses a long-awaited superhero.
Mar 08, 2019
Joe Biden's 1975 rhetoric on race
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Matt Viser on what we can learn from an interview with Joe Biden from the 1970s. Cat Zakrzewski on Facebook’s privacy overhaul. Plus, Lavanya Ramanathan on the rebranding of veganism.
Mar 07, 2019
‘I take full responsibility’: How Kamala Harris dealt with a scandal as DA
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Michael Kranish on some questions Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) might face about her record as a prosecutor as 2020 heats up. Science reporter Carolyn Y. Johnson on what we still don’t understand about pregnancy. Plus, LeBron James could break a record.
Mar 06, 2019
A second patient is free of HIV, offering new hope for a cure
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Carolyn Y. Johnson on the second patient who may be cured of HIV, and Karoun Demirjian on the Democrats’ post-Cohen strategy. Plus, Avi Selk on a Harvard professor who believes in aliens.
Mar 05, 2019
A surge in border crossings that wouldn’t be solved by a wall
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Nick Miroff on a surge in border crossings that is expected to go up. Peggy McGlone on a philanthropic family’s ties to the opioid crisis. And the president is on the phone ... just to talk.
Mar 04, 2019
Will 'Leaving Neverland' make fans leave Michael Jackson?
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Hank Stuever on the new documentary about alleged sexual abuse by Michael Jackson. Joanna Slater explains the recent clashes in ongoing India-Pakistan border tensions. Plus, Avi Selk on waiting for the Mueller investigation’s final report.
Mar 01, 2019
The fragility of citizenship
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Philip Rucker's debriefing on the Trump-Kim Hanoi summit. Ishaan Tharoor on the question of citizenship for westerners in the Islamic State. Plus, the Pentagon’s new effort to count civilian casualties in war from Missy Ryan.
Feb 28, 2019
‘I’m here to tell the truth about Mr. Trump.’
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Michael Cohen, President Trump’s former fixer and personal attorney, appeared before a congressional committee today. Post reporters Karoun Demirjian, Rosalind S. Helderman, David Fahrenthold and Aaron Blake guide us through his testimony.
Feb 27, 2019
Trump and Kim look for a grand bargain in Hanoi
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Simon Denyer on what to expect from the Trump-Kim summit in Hanoi. Rosalind Helderman on the new details Michael Cohen’s testimony could offer. Plus, Tamer El-Ghobashy reports on the world of pigeon racing in Iraq.
Feb 26, 2019
Democrats ready 'no' vote on national emergency
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Toluse Olorunnipa explains why House Democrats are challenging Trump’s national emergency. Nicole Ellis on her personal journey to figure out whether egg freezing was right for her. And the plight of adjunct professors, with Danielle Douglas-Gabriel.
Feb 25, 2019
The teenagers trying to save the world
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Anne Gearan on the Trump administration’s aid dilemma in Venezuela. Sarah Kaplan on the kids who are done waiting on adults to address climate change. And Emily Yahr on the mess that is this year’s Oscars.
Feb 22, 2019
Facebook’s billion-dollar blunder
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Tony Romm on Facebook potentially paying up after Cambridge Analytica. Christian Davenport on how rocket launches are muddying air travel. Plus, Orion Donovan-Smith on Liberian immigrants losing protections after decades.
Feb 21, 2019
With scandals growing, Catholic leaders gather for Vatican summit on sex abuse
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Chico Harlan on Roman Catholic Church leaders gathering for a summit about sex abuse. scandals. Michelle Ye Hee Lee on how small donors matter in a presidential race. Plus, Adam Giannelli on his stutter and how canvassing helped him find his voice.
Feb 20, 2019
Bernie Sanders surprised everyone in 2016. Can he do it again?
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Aaron Blake on Bernie Sanders’s second presidential run. Steven Rich on the emotional impact of a school lockdown. Plus, Robin Givhan on the life and complexities of the late fashion icon Karl Lagerfeld.
Feb 19, 2019
Can impeachment appear legitimate in a hyperpartisan universe?
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Carlos Lozada on the legitimacy of impeachment in a partisan climate. Plus, columnist David Ignatius examines the state of U.S.-Saudi relations after the murder of Jamal Khashoggi.
Feb 18, 2019
Trump braces for challenges to emergency declaration
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Damian Paletta on the details of President Trump's emergency declaration. Anthony Faiola on the continuing political battle in Venezuela. Plus, Geoffrey A. Fowler on Marie Kondo-ing your digital life.
Feb 15, 2019
Why President Trump is declaring a national emergency
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Josh Dawsey on Trump’s plans to avoid another shutdown but still declare a national emergency. Rosalind S. Helderman on how Paul Manafort lied to investigators. And what “I love you” means literally.
Feb 14, 2019
A smaller refund this year? That doesn’t mean your taxes went up.
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Heather Long explains why your tax refund may be smaller this year. Lenny Bernstein on organ transplant oversight in the United States. And Sarah Kaplan with a sweet farewell to the Mars rover Opportunity.
Feb 13, 2019
There’s a deal to avert a government shutdown — but is Trump on board?
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Josh Dawsey on whether we’re heading for another shutdown. Juliet Eilperin on how late-term abortions have become political. And a Post reader on what John Dingell’s death meant to him.
Feb 12, 2019
Loyal bulldog, furious fixer: The two Michael Cohens
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Paul Schwartzman on the path that led Michael Cohen to Donald Trump. Lena Sun on the preventable measles outbreak in Washington state. And Anna Fifield on China’s “leftover women.”
Feb 11, 2019
Jeff Bezos takes on the National Enquirer
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Marc Fisher on the evolution of Jeff Bezos’s tabloid scandal — and its potential political implications. Plus, Geoff Edgers on how Aerosmith and Run-D.M.C. changed pop culture. And, Ellen McCarthy on the job that shaped Nancy Pelosi’s speakership.
Feb 08, 2019
Charges of racism and sexual assault upend Va. politics
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Fenit Nirappil on the mounting scandals engulfing Virginia’s state government. Michael E. Miller on the diminishing threat of MS-13 to the nation. Plus, Kolin Pope on how to create an emoji.
Feb 07, 2019
Elizabeth Warren apologizes for Native American heritage claims
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Sen. Elizabeth Warren speaks to The Post’s Annie Linskey after her apology for claims of Native American heritage. Plus, Karen DeYoung on the Trump administration’s approach to peace in Afghanistan. And just how many pets do Americans have?
Feb 06, 2019
The selective investigation of North Carolina’s alleged voter fraud
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Amy Gardner reports on how prosecutors deal with voter fraud in North Carolina. Vanessa Williams looks at the Democrat responding to Trump’s State of the Union address. Plus: Luisa Beck on a vanished communist era -- revived in nursing homes.
Feb 05, 2019
How Trump’s lifetime appointments are reshaping federal courts
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President Trump installs a record number of appeals court judges, Ann Marimow reports. Shane Harris dissects the White House feud with its own intelligence agencies. Plus: Roxanne Roberts on how the “designated survivor” came to be.
Feb 04, 2019
For black boys who don’t want to play in the NFL
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Today, Matt Viser on what separates Cory Booker from the 2020 pack. Former New England Patriot Martellus Bennett on looking beyond sports for black boys. And Peter Holley on the trouble with an e-scooter getaway.
Feb 01, 2019
How an assault victim sought justice when the system failed her
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How one assault victim fought back against a successful D.C. chef. The tumultuous relationship between President Trump and Michael Bloomberg. And, what it feels like in the polar vortex.
Jan 31, 2019
What does Huawei have to do with the U.S.-China trade war?
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Anna Fifield and Devlin Barrett break down how charges against the Chinese tech firm Huawei influence U.S. and Chinese relations. Plus, Aaron C. Davis on how some people who worked during the shutdown won’t be seeing a paycheck.
Jan 30, 2019
Why the polar vortex is really a symptom of global warming
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Why record-breaking low temperatures aren’t evidence against global warming. Plus: Ian Shapira on former U.S. spies now in Congress and Nia Decaille on a rapper redefining black motherhood.
Jan 29, 2019
They only had each other. Then one became a mass shooter.
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The brother of the confessed Parkland shooter wrestles with his responsibility to his only family member. After a Trump club fired about a dozen undocumented workers, they’re fighting back. And a love triangle that questions “in sickness and in health."
Jan 28, 2019
The shutdown is over — for now. What happens next?
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As a 35-day partial government shutdown comes to a close, Paul Kane explains why President Trump finally gave in to pressure. And Rosalind S. Helderman spells out the significance of the latest indictment in the Russia probe.
Jan 25, 2019
A diplomatic crisis in Venezuela
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Carol Morello on why Venezuela may be on the verge of a coup. Abby Ohlheiser on how the Mall standoff went viral. Plus, Angela Fritz on the privatization of weather forecasts.
Jan 24, 2019
Senate shutdown votes are ‘fundamentally designed not to pass’
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Seung Min Kim on stalled legislative efforts to end the seemingly never-ending shutdown. Moriah Balingit on the state of public school systems in light of the Los Angeles teachers’ strike. Plus, how international trade wars hit small-town America.
Jan 23, 2019
544 days in an Iranian prison
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The Washington Post’s columnist Jason Rezaian on his imprisonment in Iran. Eugene Scott on how Kamala Harris’s identity is shaping her presidential campaign. Plus, a postcard from a ghost town.
Jan 22, 2019
One civil rights icon is ‘trying to demystify the hero thing’
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Six decades after Minnijean Brown became one of the Little Rock Nine, one of the first nine black students to desegregate a high school in Little Rock, Ark., she has a new mission: showing the world just how scared she was as it happened.
Jan 21, 2019
Who owns the Women’s March?
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Kimberly Kindy on federal prison workers who aren’t getting enough support during the partial government shutdown. Marissa Lang on the tensions surrounding the Women’s March. Plus, the career troubles of R&B singer Chrisette Michele.
Jan 18, 2019
The Founding Fathers never planned for the Trump International Hotel
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David Fahrenthold on a government watchdog report questioning the constitutionality of Trump’s D.C. hotel lease. William Booth on Britain's many attempts to leave the European Union. Plus, the history of the border wall.
Jan 17, 2019
Kirsten Gillibrand wants you to know her name
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Jenna Johnson on the gradual policy shifts of Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.), newly announced presidential hopeful. Sudarsan Raghavan on the struggle to survive for many in Yemen. Plus, the sounds of healthy and unhealthy snow.
Jan 16, 2019
Does Beto O’Rourke have something to say?
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Jenna Johnson talks to Beto O’Rourke after his bid for U.S. Senate. Matt Zapotosky on the confirmation hearing for an attorney general nominee. Plus, Drew Harwell on how his YouTube search for “RBG” yielded unexpected results.
Jan 15, 2019
Trump’s secrecy around Putin talks are ‘part of a much broader pattern’
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Greg Miller on the president keeping notes from meetings with Russian President Vladimir Putin to himself. Darryl Fears on an executive order that may thin millions of acres of forests. Plus, the hit musical “Hamilton” makes its way to Puerto Rico.
Jan 14, 2019
Why R. Kelly’s accusers were rarely heard — until now
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Geoff Edgers dives into the history of sexual misconduct claims against R. Kelly. Tim Carman questions the value of his food column, the $20 Diner. And an unlikely advocate emerges for personal tech.
Jan 11, 2019
Border 101
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As President Trump continues to press his case for a wall, Maria Sacchetti dispels misinformation about the U.S.-Mexico border. Plus, Nicolás Maduro begins his second term as president of Venezuela.
Jan 10, 2019
Meanwhile, in the Mueller investigation
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While the shutdown drama continues, it’s been a big week in the special counsel investigation. Plus, the administration quietly considers a rollback of civil rights protections. Plus, a former Marine’s new mission: find his old hat.
Jan 09, 2019
No exit: Trump’s shutdown strategy
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Reporter Robert Costa on what is happening the behind the scenes as the budget stalemate shows no sign of abating. Plus, Christopher Mooney on how a spike in carbon emissions couldn’t have come at a worse time.
Jan 08, 2019
To build border wall, Trump considers national emergency powers
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President Trump is threatening to call a national emergency to build a border wall. Post reporter David Nakamura explains whether that’s possible, or even legal. Plus, tech reporter Geoffrey Fowler takes us on a ride with a self-driving car.
Jan 07, 2019
The confounding case of alleged spy Paul Whelan
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Shane Harris tells the story about a former Marine being detained in Russia on suspicion of spying. Annie Linskey on how the “likability” question will affect female 2020 candidates. Plus, voices from the government shutdown.
Jan 04, 2019
New Congress, same old shutdown
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Seung Min Kim explains how Congress might tackle the shutdown. Colby Itkowitz on whether the new Congress is as diverse as it seems. Plus, Ian Shapira on history, heritage and hatred.
Jan 03, 2019
Dysfunction junction: Why we have a ‘do nothing’ Congress
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Paul Kane on why Congress can’t function. Drew Harwell explains the disturbing use of artificial intelligence to put real-life women’s faces in fake-porn videos. Plus, Sarah Kaplan on NASA making its most distant visit to an object in our solar system.
Jan 02, 2019
102 Americans on what unites us
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Book critic Carlos Lozada declares his pick for the most memorable book of the last year. And Americans share what they believe unites our often-divided country.
Jan 01, 2019
Goodbye, 2018. Hello, 2020.
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Annie Linskey tells us about Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren throwing her hat in the presidential ring. The Washington Post’s Style section selects what’s in and what’s out for 2019. Plus, the origin story of a pop classic.
Dec 31, 2018
After Mollie Tibbetts’s politicized death, an unlikely kindness
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The death of Mollie Tibbetts became an immigration talking point, but reporter Terrence McCoy tells the unlikely story of immense kindness in the aftermath of a tragedy. Plus, Elizabeth Dwoskin on how to leave Facebook.
Dec 28, 2018
All aboard the market roller coaster
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Heather Long breaks down the tumultuous markets. Julie Zauzmer shares her story on Jews being paid to move to Alabama. Plus, Tom Cruise and video interpolation.
Dec 27, 2018
The story behind a global e-scooter recall
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Peter Holley investigates the dangers of e-scooters. Philip Rucker debriefs on the president’s surprise trip to Iraq over this tumultuous holiday. Plus, Chuck Culpepper revisits a Kentucky town haunted by a high school football loss from 25 years ago.
Dec 26, 2018
A home for the holidays
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This year, 10-year-old Kamiya Johnson will be home for the holidays. Post reporter Jessica Contrera says that Kamiya’s family was able to leave a D.C. shelter and find housing. Also, the history of gingerbread from Mary Beth Albright.
Dec 25, 2018
How Ben Carson is rolling back fair-housing enforcement
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Tracy Jan reports on how Ben Carson’s HUD cut back on investigating housing discrimination. Lori Aratani explains why airplane bathrooms keep getting smaller. Plus, Geoffrey Fowler on the ever-rising costs of Apple products.
Dec 24, 2018
‘The sound and the fury’: Another week in the White House
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As a shutdown nears, White House reporter Josh Dawsey recounts President Trump’s chaotic week. Senior editor Marc Fisher on the evolution of former national security adviser Michael Flynn. Plus, how a bat cave could help stop a deadly disease.
Dec 21, 2018
U.S. troops to leave Syria. Now what?
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What it means for the U.S. to pull forces out of Syria. The fashion industry’s mixed messages to plus-size women. Plus, when Congress weighed a journey to the center of Earth.
Dec 20, 2018
How a ‘law and order’ party embraced prison reform
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The Senate overwhelmingly passed a bill overhauling the federal prison system. What it takes to mend relationships between the police and communities. Plus, taking over holiday traditions.
Dec 19, 2018
Why President Trump is shutting down his charity
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President Trump’s charity will shut down amid allegations that he used it for personal and political gain. In the second part of our Murder With Impunity series, the police perspective. And a retired school counselor has two and a half minutes of fame.
Dec 18, 2018
Murder With Impunity: Surrounded by homicide
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A New Orleans mother who lost three children in homicides now fears for her last. Plus, a new report prepared for the Senate Intelligence Committee details how the Russians sought to influence the 2016 election in favor of Donald Trump.
Dec 17, 2018
When a 7-year-old dies on Border Patrol’s watch
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A 7-year-old girl died after being taken into Border Patrol custody, reportedly from dehydration and exhaustion. Also, the U.S. responds to climate change at the U.N. summit. Plus, a homeless character on “Sesame Street” debuts.
Dec 14, 2018
Brexit: ‘The word you’re looking for is shambolic’
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Now that Theresa May has survived a no-confidence vote by her party, can she pull off Brexit? Also, what the new “Spider-Man” film means to an Afro-Latino critic. Plus, Voyager 2 reaches interstellar space.
Dec 13, 2018
Michael Cohen, sentenced Wednesday, says he's free from Trump
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Michael Cohen was sentenced to three years in federal prison. Google’s CEO visits the Post to discuss the tech giant’s future. Plus, why it’s maybe OK that First Lady Melania Trump doesn’t actually want to be the first lady.
Dec 12, 2018
Live from the Oval Office, it’s Tuesday afternoon!
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President Trump faces off with Democratic lawmakers Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer in a nationally televised shouting match. How a flute player’s lawsuit illuminates the gender pay gap in America. Plus, 95 percent of the oldest Arctic ice has melted.
Dec 11, 2018
Who wants to be White House chief of staff?
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Just as special counsel Robert S. Mueller III’s investigation heats up, President Trump struggles to find a new chief of staff. Also, right-wing violence is up and left-wing attacks are down. Plus, this may be why your smart speaker can’t understand you.
Dec 10, 2018
What one man’s death says about the asylum court system
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Apple’s new heart-healthy tech might be better for the anxious and not the ailing. Also, a dead man’s children seek asylum in the same court that denied him.
Dec 07, 2018
Deal or no deal?: Theresa May’s Brexit standoff
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A vote on Britain’s separation from the European Union, how veterans’ stay at Trump’s D.C. hotel (courtesy of Saudi Arabia) may have violated the Constitution, and a photojournalist reconnects with a subject gone viral.
Dec 06, 2018
The midterm election that's still not over
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An investigation into possible election fraud in North Carolina, the dismantling of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, and one former president says goodbye to another — his dad.
Dec 05, 2018
Democrats set the stage (literally) for 2020
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The Democratic National Committee struggles to find a big-enough stage for likely presidential candidates. Plus, the second and final installment of our series “An Affair. The Mob. A Murder.”
Dec 04, 2018
Prime Suspect, Part 1: An Affair. The Mob. A Murder.
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One September morning a Post reporter gets a call with new information about a murder she covered 30 years ago. Plus, how climate change became a partisan issue in the United States.
Dec 03, 2018
Introducing ‘Post Reports’
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Here it is: the new daily podcast from the newsroom of The Washington Post. “Post Reports,” hosted by Martine Powers, will bring you all the reporting and insight you expect from The Post, but for your ears. Launching Dec. 3. Sign up now. Sound. Informed.
Nov 28, 2018