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Darren Wilson has been meeting with network anchors: What the heck?

washingtonpost.com — Credit CNN's Brian Stelter with a very big scoop. On today's "Reliable Sources" media-news program, Stelter reported that "high-profile news anchors" have spoken in "secret locations" with Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson.
Nov 24, 2014

Darren Wilson has been meeting with network anchors: What the heck? wapo.st/1pcvfrr

Nov 24, 2014

Darren Wilson has been meeting with network anchors: What the heck? wapo.st/1pcvfrr

Nov 24, 2014

Darren Wilson has been meeting with network anchors: What the heck? via @washingtonpost wapo.st/1pcvfrr

Nov 23, 2014

Why TV anchors met secretly with the #Ferguson police officer who shot Michael Brown wapo.st/1tp8H2c

Nov 23, 2014

RT @elisewho: WaPo's @ErikWemple on Darren Wilson skipping official court testimony while "shopping his story to TV networks" washingtonpost.com/blogs/erik-wem…

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In Ferguson, media’s long vigil is welcomed by some, wearing on others

washingtonpost.com — The revolution, or whatever happens here, most certainly will be televised, but until then, every part of the lead-up will be, too. In recent days, shop owners boarding up stores have found themselves giving impromptu news conferences. Media galleries form to listen in on church sermons.
Nov 24, 2014

RT @WesleyLowery: In tomorrow's WaPo: our self-aware attempt to write on Ferguson's complicated relationship with the media horde wapo.st/1vDDcIR

Nov 24, 2014

"Some nights in Ferguson, media employees outnumber protesters." wapo.st/1vDDcIR

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Did George H.W. Bush really shield 1.5 million illegal immigrants? Nope.

washingtonpost.com — President George H.W. Bush "expanded the family fairness program to cover more than 1.5 million unauthorized spouses and children. This represented about 40 percent of the undocumented population at the time." -White House press secretary Josh Earnest, news briefing, Nov.
Nov 24, 2014

RT @NickKristof: Fact-checking by WashPost suggests George H.W. Bush probably didn't shield 1.5 million illegal immigrants wapo.st/1C3z08g

Nov 24, 2014

Fact-checking by WashPost suggests George H.W. Bush probably didn't shield 1.5 million illegal immigrants wapo.st/1C3z08g

Nov 24, 2014

RT @crampell: Did George H.W. Bush really shield 1.5 million illegal immigrants? Nope. wapo.st/1C3z08g

Nov 24, 2014

Did George H.W. Bush really shield 1.5 million illegal immigrants? Nope. wapo.st/1C3z08g

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Finland feeling vulnerable amid Russian provocations

washingtonpost.com — Wedged hard against Russia's northwestern border, peaceable Finland has long gone out of its way to avoid prodding the nuclear-armed bear next door. But now the bear is provoking Finland, repeatedly guiding military planes into Finnish airspace and deploying submarines and helicopters to chase after Finnish research vessels in international waters.
Nov 24, 2014

How would US/Western folks who opposed 1st #NATO expansion as provocation,view desire of #Finns& #Swedes to join?wapo.st/1rgDzC7

Nov 24, 2014

What's the next neighboring country that Russia seems to have designs on? Finland. wapo.st/1zgNLi8

Nov 24, 2014

As Russian planes move into airspace, anxious Finland weighs going NATO wapo.st/1zgNLi8

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Bill Cosby’s legacy, recast: Accusers speak in detail about sexual-assault allegations

washingtonpost.com — They didn't see a comedian. They saw the "king of the world." Long before there was a Dr. Cliff Huxtable, before rumpled sweaters and a collective anointing as America's dad, Bill Cosby was magnified a hundredfold in the eyes of the young models and actresses he pulled into his orbit.
Nov 24, 2014

A solid look back by the WashPost at Bill Cosby's career and the allegations against him wapo.st/1vAwuTA

Nov 24, 2014

Fascinating, in-depth reporting on the accusations facing Bill Cosby: washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/styl…

Nov 24, 2014

RT @sallyhayd: This is chilling. Bill Cosby's accusers speak in detail about their sexual assault allegations: washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/styl…

Nov 23, 2014

Washington Post article on the Bill Cosby rape allegations is very disturbing - wapo.st/1vAwuTA

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Giuliani: ‘White police officers wouldn’t be there if you weren’t killing each other.’

washingtonpost.com — Former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani faced immediate Web backlash Sunday morning after he asked why people protest the killing of unarmed Ferguson, Mo., teenager Michael Brown but not black-on-black crime. "Ninety-three percent of blacks are killed by other blacks," Giuliani said, triggering a heated argument on NBC's "Meet the Press."
Nov 24, 2014

RT @nycjim: Rudy Giuliani: 'White police officers wouldn't be there if you weren't killing each other.' wapo.st/1C1I39F

Nov 24, 2014

Rudy Giuliani: 'White police officers wouldn't be there if you weren't killing each other.' wapo.st/1C1I39F

Nov 24, 2014

Giuliani: 'White police officers wouldn't be there if you weren't killing each other.' wapo.st/1C1I39F Same rhetoric used for wars.

Nov 23, 2014

Giuliani: 'White police officers wouldn't be there if you weren't killing each other.' wapo.st/1C1I39F

Nov 23, 2014

RT @donnabrazile: Former NYC Mayor Giuliani: 'White police officers wouldn't be there if you weren't killing each other.' wapo.st/1C1I39F

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Hong Kong protesters denied entry into China

washingtonpost.com — The young design student nervously picked at her noodles as she recounted being pulled aside last week at the Chinese-Hong Kong border. It was supposed to be a routine trip for cheap material from China. Instead, she spent more than an hour being searched and interrogated by border guards, and was ultimately put on a bus back to Hong Kong.
Nov 24, 2014

"All we see on news on China, paranoia, human rights. For 1st time in life, I feel that way about Hong Kong" wpo.st/LKev

Nov 24, 2014

RT @thewanreport: Regular folks linked to Hong Kong protest increasingly turned away at China border wpo.st/LKev My teamup with @krislc

Nov 24, 2014

Regular folks linked to Hong Kong protest increasingly turned away at China border wpo.st/LKev My teamup with @krislc

Nov 24, 2014

RT @dangillmor: Is China blacklisting people who've participated in HK protests? Really dumb move if so. washingtonpost.com/world/asia_pac…

Nov 24, 2014

Is China blacklisting people who've participated in HK protests? Really dumb move if so. washingtonpost.com/world/asia_pac…

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From journalism to activism: Jose Antonio Vargas’s life on the run

washingtonpost.com — Jose Antonio Vargas is running. He's fresh off the red-eye from California to Dulles - his third overnight flight in as many weeks - to deliver yet another speech. He grabs his backpack and goes, delivering nearly 300 talks in 44 states over the past three years.
Nov 24, 2014

From journalism to activism: @joseiswriting's life on the run. WaPo profiles my former newsroom neighbor: wpo.st/SNev

Nov 24, 2014

“Him being a self-promoter: I think issues of race and class factored into people saying that about him." So true washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/styl…

Nov 24, 2014

From journalism to activism: Jose Antonio Vargas’s life on the run wpo.st/gJev @joseiswriting @washingtonpost

Supreme Court case tests the limits of free speech on Facebook and other social media

washingtonpost.com — About a week after Tara Elonis convinced a judge to issue a protective order against her estranged husband, Anthony, her soon-to-be ex had this to say: "Fold up your PFA [protection-from-abuse order] and put it in your pocket Is it thick enough to stop a bullet?"
Nov 24, 2014

Supreme Court case to test the limits of free speech on @Facebook & other social media, @washingtonpost explains: wapo.st/1pdOfpw

Nov 24, 2014

Knox had one of these in Dale Jeffries YouTube video: High court case tests free speech limits on Facebook wapo.st/1zgkUup

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Marion Barry dies; 4-term D.C. mayor the most powerful local politician of his generation

washingtonpost.com — Marion Barry Jr., the Mississippi sharecropper's son and civil rights activist who served three terms as mayor of the District of Columbia, survived a drug arrest and jail sentence, and then came back to win a fourth term as the city's chief executive, has died. He was 78.
Nov 24, 2014

From WaPo's Marion Barry obit: "The mayor assigned a security officer the task of toting the mayoral chicken." wapo.st/1zO9Tl8

Nov 23, 2014

More powerful than Daley? RT @mdotDC: Marion Barry was the most powerful local politician of his generation: wapo.st/1zO9Tl8

Nov 23, 2014

Marion Barry dies; 4-term D.C. mayor the most powerful local politician of his generation - wapo.st/1C2bt7I

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Puckett’s Senate exit undid McAuliffe’s secret plan for Medicaid expansion

washingtonpost.com — Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe had run out of options to pull off his marquee campaign promise to expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act. Even a risky plan to circumvent the legislature had fallen apart. That's when the governor, his top priority defeated, picked up the phone and called the man he blamed for the catastrophe.
Nov 23, 2014

RT @MattMackowiak: WaPo: Puckett’s Senate exit undid McAuliffe’s secret plan for Medicaid expansion washingtonpost.com/local/virginia…

Nov 23, 2014

RT @benpershing: Be sure to read @LVozzella's great yarn about how Puckett resignation scuttled a secret @TerryMcAuliffe Medicaid plan washingtonpost.com/local/virginia…

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As a Cosby ‘fixer’ comes out of the shadows, so does an explanation

washingtonpost.com — More women, including actresses Michelle Hurd and Angela Leslie, have come forward accusing comedian Bill Cosby of sexual impropriety, and with them, one question looms large: How did this allegedly happen over the course of four decades, largely unchecked? The story told by NBC "fixer" Frank Scotti provides some answers.

The amazing story of a stray dog that followed an extreme adventure team through miles of Amazon jungle

washingtonpost.com — The miraculous tale of Arthur begins months ago, deep in the Amazon jungles of Ecuador, where a team of Swedish athletes was preparing for another difficult leg of a 430-mile race through mountain and jungle. Dirty and hungry, the extreme athletes in a worldwide competition had just a cracked can of meat - and that's when they saw him.
Nov 24, 2014

Love this story: Stray dog follows extreme adventure team on Amazon jungle trek. washingtonpost.com/news/morning-m…

Nov 24, 2014

The story of a stray dog that followed an extreme adventure team through miles of Amazon jungle wapo.st/1C4wfU6 via @washingtonpost

Nov 24, 2014

The amazing story of a stray dog that followed an extreme adventure team through miles of Amazon jungle wpo.st/vLev

District politicians, residents react with sadness to news of Marion Barry’s death

washingtonpost.com — He had been frail for years, suffering from one health problem after another. Only last winter, friends and colleagues talked about Marion Barry as being on the brink of death after another extended hospital stay.
Nov 24, 2014

RT @paulschwartzman: On why Marion Barry never anointed a successor: "He had some standards in that area." wapo.st/15boOw0

Nov 24, 2014

RT @meridak: About #MarionBarry. “I don’t know if a bigger thing can happen in Washington for people who’ve lived here.” wapo.st/1y3Ib3p

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When it comes to Christmas cards, please don’t skimp on the information

washingtonpost.com — If you haven't already completed your holiday gift shopping and mailed all of your holiday cards, you may as well forget about it for this year. You're too late. You let another Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Festivus or winter solstice sneak up on you.
Nov 24, 2014

RT @JohnKelly: Are you among those people who do their Christmas cards wrong? Read my column and learn what you should be doing wpo.st/QNev

Nov 24, 2014

Are you among those people who do their Christmas cards wrong? Read my column and learn what you should be doing wpo.st/QNev

The 9 most fascinating numbers from national exit polls

washingtonpost.com — The best thing about elections - if you are a numbers nerd like me - is the massive amount of raw data about the American public and what they think, as well as the how/why of it.
Nov 24, 2014

rt @thefix The nine most fascinating numbers from Election Day exit polls. ow.ly/EMKsu

Nov 24, 2014

The 9 most fascinating numbers from the Election Day national exit polls wapo.st/1vdr3bH

The day Marion Barry was shot by black Muslims

washingtonpost.com — It's a strange tale barely mentioned in the many articles about the former D.C. mayor since his death on Sunday: In 1977, Marion Barry was shot by a group of radical black Muslims. The New York Times gave the shooting two sentences.

Watch Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham make an insane one-handed catch

washingtonpost.com — Giants rookie wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. is making up for lost time after missing the beginning of the season recovering from a hamstring injury. Since playing his first NFL game in Week 5 on Oct. 5, Beckham really started to come on strong earlier this month.
Nov 24, 2014

RT @CindyBoren: Odell Beckham's one-handed catch was unbelievable. So is the meme it spawned. wapo.st/1xLpWAQ pic.twitter.com/rQatWQp6M2

Nov 24, 2014

Odell Beckham's one-handed catch was unbelievable. So is the meme it spawned. wapo.st/1xLpWAQ pic.twitter.com/rQatWQp6M2

Redskins at 49ers: Week 12 live blog

washingtonpost.com — Maybe you haven't heard, but the Redskins had a bit of a tough week last week. Their quarterback, Robert Griffin III, struggled mightily, and a few people have written about that. Their coach, Jay Gruden, said flat out that Griffin struggled mightily, and people wrote about that, too.
Nov 23, 2014

RT @PostSports: The fifth sack on RGIII today and the ensuing fumble will secure the 17-13 win for the 49ers over the Redskins wapo.st/1Fhs8Cq

Nov 23, 2014

RT @PostSports: Congratulations Redskins, you've won your first challenge of the season (in seven tries!) wapo.st/1yJfYOX

Nov 23, 2014

RT @PostSports: RGIII's first-half stats: 5 for 8 for 54 yards 0 TDs 0 INTs 2 sacks 0 benchings wapo.st/1pcViys

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