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Founded in 1877, The Washington Post is a leading U.S. daily, with extensive coverage of national politics, including the historic series of stories following the Watergate break-in that led to the resignation of President Richard Nixon. After decades of ownership by the Graham family, the Post was purchased in 2013 by Amazon founder Jeff Bezos

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Power Couple: Trump And Kim Make History, But What's Next?

-Analysis- With smiles and handshakes and words of mutual warmth, President Trump and North Korea’s Kim Jong Un entered the history books in Singapore on Tuesday as the first sitting leaders of ...

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North Korean Defectors Watch Summit With Hope, Trepidation

SEOUL - They are the simplest of dreams. To see familiar streets once more. Or walk along a river at the center of childhood memories. Or throw a big party with wine. These dreams belong to ...

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The Mercantilist: Why Trump Economics Are Stuck In 17th Century

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump often seems as though he’s stuck in the '80s. But maybe the better comparison is to the 1680s, not the Reagan era. Consider his announcement Thursday of new ...

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Brunch: America’s Response To Sunday Mass

Why do Americans brunch so hard? "I don't know," says one young woman from Baltimore. "I'...

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Facebook, A Black Market For Five-Star Amazon Reviews

SAN FRANCISCO — On Amazon, customer comments can help a product surge in popularity. The online retail giant says that more than 99 percent of its reviews are legitimate because they are written ...

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Why Americans Still Haven't Mastered The Work-Life Balance

-Analysis- WASHINGTON — Americans love to contemplate - and legislatively promote, to whatever degree possible - the virtue of hard work. Here in the United States, we already work more hours ...

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Not Just Starbucks, Why White America Calls The Cops On Black People

-OpEd- WASHINGTON — It’s good that Starbucks, with its announcement this week that it will close thousands of stores for a day of “racial bias training” in May, is taking steps in the right ...

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Boston To Hamburg, Finding The Romance In Our Tinder Age

-Essay- PARIS — This is not news, but dating today is a completely different animal than it was even five years ago, as new apps keep arriving to create “matches” between people online who may ...