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WaPo Reporters Get Surprise Letter From DOJ

During Trump administration, DOJ got phone records for 3 probing Russian election interference

(Newser) - Three current and former reporters for the Washington Post received an alarming notification this week, in the form of a May 3 letter from the Department of Justice that informed them their phone records had been secretly seized by the DOJ over reporting they'd done in the early days...

'That Picture Hijacked My Life'
'That Picture
Hijacked My Life'
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'That Picture Hijacked My Life'

Mary Ann Vecchio, the girl in famous Kent State photo, reflects 50 years later

(Newser) - You've seen the photo—a young woman kneeling over the body of Kent State student Jeffrey Miller, after he and three other students were fatally shot by National Guard troops on May 4, 1970. What may come as a surprise is that the young woman in the photo was...

He Taught His Son About Guns. Then the Boy Shot Himself

An 11-year-old's death, and the subject of safe storage legislation

(Newser) - The night on which 11-year-old Tyler Paxton died in 2014 began in an unremarkable way. He had Taco Bell for dinner and watched YouTube videos, sharing one involving an otter with his mom. He told his parents he was going to watch cartoons in their room. Then came the gunshot....

Ratings Support Trump's Prediction
Without Trump,
Audiences Shrink

Without Trump, Audiences Shrink

After setting records, fewer are watching and reading news lately

(Newser) - Cable news networks are starting to feel the absence of Trump drama. Ratings climbed for President Trump's second impeachment trial, but they've dropped dramatically since then, Variety reports. CNN has been hit hardest, with the prime-time shows of Don Lemon and Anderson Cooper down 32% in the last...

From All 10 Ex-Defense Secretaries, an 'Exceptional' Op-Ed

They note Biden has won, warn the military has no place getting involved in any election disputes

(Newser) - "The time for questioning the results has passed; the time for the formal counting of the electoral college votes, as prescribed in the Constitution and statute, has arrived." So reads an unusual op-ed that appeared Sunday in the Washington Post , co-signed by all 10 living ex-defense secretaries. The...

How Worst Serial Killer in US Got Away With It for Decades

Samuel Little enjoyed decades of impunity by targeting the unmissed: Washington Post

(Newser) - America's most prolific serial killer operated for more than 30 years, targeting vulnerable, usually Black women, under the watch of an "indifferent" criminal justice system. That's according to part one of an in-depth investigation by the Washington Post , which interviewed experts and reviewed thousands of pages of...

Op-Ed Suggests Fauci Understated the 'Hurt' That Looms

'WaPo' op-ed warns that, amid current surges, interventions can't wait until Inauguration Day

(Newser) - Last month, Dr. Anthony Fauci warned that "we're in for a whole lot of hurt" this winter as coronavirus numbers spike. A new opinion piece in the Washington Post agrees—but also suggests that Fauci may have understated things. Penned by former Trump homeland security adviser Thomas Bossert,...

Sports Writer's World Series Streak Ends at 252 Games

Thomas M. Boswell recounts the 'marvelous misery'

(Newser) - For the first time since 1975, Thomas M. Boswell will not be covering the World Series, ending a 252-game streak. "I don't think it's smart for a 72-year-old man in a pandemic," writes the Washington Post sports columnist. But the choice has left him pining for...

Ronald Reagan Got It. Trump Still Doesn't
Ronald Reagan Got It.
Trump Still Doesn't
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Ronald Reagan Got It. Trump Still Doesn't

No. 40's daughter Patti Davis argues that Trump needs to tell the truth about his health

(Newser) - Ronald's Reagan's daughter is following the news from Walter Reed hospital, and she doesn't like what she sees. "When you're president, privacy is not an option—including, and maybe especially, privacy about your health," writes Patti Davis in the Washington Post . "Instead of...

Vindman: As the US Struggles, I See a 'Chorus of Hope'

Retired Army officer attacked by Trump says despite 'personal turmoil,' he'll keep fighting for US

(Newser) - One of the key figures in the impeachment hearings for President Trump says his testimony effectively ended his career—but for telling the truth, he has no regrets. In a new op-ed in the Washington Post , retired Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman reiterates that he stepped down from his military post...

WaPo to Redskins Owner: 'Change the Name. NOW'

Editorial board says if Dan Snyder won't do it, the NFL should

(Newser) - The Washington Post editorial board is calling on Washington Redskins owner Daniel Snyder to change his football club's name. Under the headline "Change the Name of the Washington NFL Team. Now," the newspaper says in an editorial posted online Friday that if Snyder won’t switch the...

How Hollywood Can Help: Overhaul Cop Shows, Films
'Whitewashed' Cop Movies,
TV Shows Have to Go
OPINION

'Whitewashed' Cop Movies, TV Shows Have to Go

In 'WaPo,' Alyssa Rosenberg calls for more realistic storytelling about police

(Newser) - In the wake of the death of George Floyd , the subject of racism and police brutality is now top of mind for most Americans. Alyssa Rosenberg has one idea on how Hollywood can help move things forward on these pervasive, intertwined issues: "Halt production on cop shows and movies...

Amy Klobuchar Makes a Lot of Sense as VP
Here's Why
Joe Biden
Should Pick
Amy Klobuchar
OPINION

Here's Why Joe Biden Should Pick Amy Klobuchar

For one thing, she's 'ideologically simpatico'

(Newser) - Oddsmakers like Kamala Harris . Elizabeth Warren has made clear she'd be open to a spot on the ticket. But at the Washington Post , David Byler lays out the case for Amy Klobuchar to be Joe Biden's pick for vice president. Yes, an all-white ticket isn't ideal in...

Bill Gates: 3 Things We Need to Do ASAP on Virus

Microsoft co-founder says that while we've lost time, it's not too late to still make big moves

(Newser) - Though it may seem the US missed its chance to get ahead of the coronavirus, one prominent name sees glimmers of hope. In a Washington Post op-ed, Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates notes that "the choices we and our leaders make now will have an enormous impact on how soon...

China Makes Big Move Against Some American Journalists

Revokes media credentials of those working for WSJ, NYT, WaPo

(Newser) - China announced that it will revoke the media credentials of all American journalists at three major US news organizations, in effect expelling them from the country, in response to new US restrictions on Chinese state-controlled media. The foreign ministry said early Wednesday that American citizens working for the New York ...

Trump Campaign Sues Washington Post

Alleges defamation

(Newser) - President Trump’s campaign on Tuesday sued the the Washington Post, alleging defamation in two opinion articles published last year that it said falsely claimed the campaign conspired with Russia. The lawsuit cites a June 13 opinion piece by Greg Sargent that said Trump “tried to conspire with” a...

Fear a Socialist in the White House? You're Too Late

Catherine Rampell argues that Trump is a 'proven socialist' himself

(Newser) - In a Washington Post op-ed, Catherine Rampell writes that there's a decent chance a "proven socialist" will be in the White House after the 2020 election. No, not Bernie Sanders. "I'm referring to the one who already occupies the White House," writes Rampell. Yes, she...

There's One 'Plausible' Path for Bloomberg to Win

Matt Bai argues that if Sanders builds momentum after Iowa, NH, Bloomberg has a shot

(Newser) - Just a couple of months ago, Baby Yoda was generating more buzz on social media than Michael Bloomberg, even though the latter had just announced a presidential run. Things may now be shifting, and Matt Bai makes a bold assertion at the Washington Post : "It might be time to...

After Employee Backlash, WaPo Reverses Suspension

Felicia Sonmez was suspended for tweeting about Kobe Bryant rape allegation

(Newser) - After an outcry from more than 400 of its own employees, the Washington Post has reversed its decision to suspend a reporter who tweeted about the 2003 rape allegation against Kobe Bryant soon after the NBA star's death Sunday. Managing editor Tracy Grant said Tuesday that while Felicia Sonmez'...

Reporter Put on Leave After Sharing Story on Rape Allegation

Tweet just after Kobe Bryant's death sparks 'abuse and death threats'

(Newser) - The Washington Post has suspended a reporter who tweeted a 2016 article about a sexual assault allegation against basketball star Kobe Bryant, soon after his death Sunday. An editor said the paper is looking into whether the reporter violated the Post's social media policy, NBC reports. "The tweets...

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