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Post Boss Tried to Stop Scandal Story: NPR Reporter

New CEO wanted his paper to ignore accusations, too, David Folkenflik writes

(Newser) - An NPR reporter maintains that the incoming chief executive of the Washington Post tried to strike a deal that would keep allegations against him from appearing in an interview. Court filings in Britain accuse Will Lewis of trying to cover up illegal phone hacking at British publications owned by Rupert...

Op-Ed: We Should Stop Calling Trump a 'Felon'
Op-Ed: We Should Stop
Calling Trump a 'Felon'

Op-Ed: We Should Stop Calling Trump a 'Felon'

Marshall Project leader objects to the word being used as a label for anyone, period

(Newser) - After Donald Trump was convicted of felonies, it wasn't hard to find examples of media coverage referring to him as a "felon." (Maybe the most straightforward example was a damning editorial from the New York Times headlined, "Donald Trump, Felon.") But in a Washington ...

Washington Post: We Had Alito Flag Story 3 Years Ago

Newspaper explains why it chose not to publish at the time

(Newser) - Nine days after the New York Times reported about the political symbolism of an upside-down American flag that flew at the home of Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito , the Washington Post acknowledged it had the same story more than three years ago and decided not to publish it, the AP...

The Possibility of Nuclear War Should Inform Your Vote

George F. Will on what Annie Jacobsen's new book teaches us

(Newser) - George F. Will has read Annie Jacobsen's new book— Nuclear War: A Scenario —so you don't have to. But his top-level summary of it does leave you with an ask: Think carefully about who you vote to put in the White House this November. (You might also...

Women's Basketball Doesn't Deserve Amateurish NCAA
NCAA's 3-Point Error Is Typical

NCAA's 3-Point Error Is Typical

Columnists write that women's basketball is still receiving second-class treatment

(Newser) - "I really would have loved to have done what I normally do my last 12 minutes before a game instead of walking around out there, trying to see if the floor's screwed up," North Carolina State coach Wes Moore said Saturday before his team's tournament game...

Anticipated Profile of LSU's Star Coach Triggers Reaction

Washington Post piece on Kim Mulkey is unflattering but lacking in bombshells, other journalists say

(Newser) - The Washington Post published its highly anticipated—especially by its subject—profile of basketball coach Kim Mulkey on Saturday, and many competing sports journalists found the piece not worth the two-year wait. Much of the hype was driven by the Louisiana State University women's coach, who had threatened, criticized,...

Therapy May Not Be the Answer to Your Mental Health Woes

Clinical psychologist Emily Edlynn says venting to a professional might not be for everyone

(Newser) - If you've been having a hard time dealing with life's stresses or anxiety, or even loneliness, making an appointment with a therapist might seem the reasonable thing to do. Not so fast, advises Emily Edlynn, a clinical psychologist who cautions that therapy shouldn't be the default for...

He May Be Tesla's First Fatality in 'Full Self-Driving'
He May Be Tesla's First
Death in 'Full Self-Driving'

He May Be Tesla's First Death in 'Full Self-Driving'

'Washington Post' links Tesla employee's death to the advanced feature

(Newser) - The Washington Post may have uncovered the first fatality linked to Tesla's most advanced driver-assistance software, Full Self-Driving. The newspaper's investigation suggests that Hans von Ohain—a Tesla employee—was using FSD on a curvy road in Evergreen, Colorado, in 2022 when the car veered into a tree...

Nextdoor Isn't the Neighborly App We Thought
Opinion: Nextdoor Isn't the
Neighborly App We Thought

Opinion: Nextdoor Isn't the Neighborly App We Thought

Rick Reilly takes on the 'aspiring vigilantes' and petty complainers he says lurk on the platform

(Newser) - Imagine a friendly app where neighbors could check in on each other, offer sugar and eggs, and talk about pertinent area issues. Perhaps that was the original intent of Nextdoor, the hyperlocal social networking platform, but Rick Reilly, writing for the Washington Post , says it's turned into something else...

Alarming Issue at Homes for Seniors: Fatal Wanderings

'Washington Post' counts near 100 deaths at assisted-living facilities

(Newser) - Living in an assisted-living facility isn't cheap, running an average of $6,000 a month, but families are willing to pay that to ensure their loved ones are well cared for and safe. That safety part is now under scrutiny, however, after a Washington Post investigation that has found...

Washington Post Publishes Graphic Mass-Shooting Images

Newspaper warns readers but says it's necessary to understand the power of AR-15s

(Newser) - Earlier this year, the Washington Post published a story detailing the devastating effects that bullets from an AR-15 have on the human body. On Thursday, the Post went further—in fact, "further than any mainstream news organization has ever gone before in showing the brutality and devastation" of mass...

Cartoonist at Center of Post Hubbub: 'I Want an Open Debate'

Michael Ramirez says yanked cartoon wasn't racist but a specific depiction of a senior Hamas rep

(Newser) - The Washington Post may have belatedly not approved of his Hamas-themed editorial cartoon, but Michael Ramirez is now making the rounds to defend his work. The political cartoonist sat down with both CNN and Fox Digital to further explain the cartoon behind the commotion, which depicted a Hamas leader with...

WaPo Scrubs Cartoon 'in Poor Taste' From Site

Critics say editorial panel depicting Hamas leader wearing children as human shields was racist

(Newser) - An editorial cartoon in the Washington Post touching on the Israel-Hamas war has been scrubbed from the newspaper's website after reader backlash accused it of being racist and dehumanizing to Palestinians. That's per the Post itself, which reports that the cartoon by Pulitzer Prize winner Michael Ramirez was...

Life Expectancy Is Falling, and Maybe Not Why You Think

It's not the pandemic, gun violence, or opioids—it's chronic illness, explains the 'Washington Post'

(Newser) - Life expectancy in the US is going in the wrong direction . It peaked at 78.9 years back in 2014 and has been declining ever since, with the most recent figure at 76.4 years. You can't blame the pandemic, because the trend was in place well before that,...

A New Dawn on Labor: 'Working People Are Reclaiming' Power

EJ Dionne lays out why this Labor Day in particular is cause for worker celebration

(Newser) - So far this year, more than 230 strikes involving upward of 320,000 workers in the United States have unfolded, along with big victories for unions. This is no fluke, but instead signs of a reawakening for organized labor that has made unions "cool again," writes EJ Dionne...

New Men's Groups Aim to Turn Masculinity on Its Head

They're gathering to do breathing exercises, talk, and be more vulnerable, per 'Washington Post'

(Newser) - Earlier this year, US Surgeon General Vivek Murthy put up a red flag on the widespread loneliness afflicting the United States. Now, groups around the country are forming to allow connections to be forged that might help alleviate that mass feeling of isolation—groups specifically for men, in what Tara...

Her Name Was Unique. The Dangers She Faced Were 'Common'

'Washington Post' looks back on coverage of murdered mom, what everyone got wrong

(Newser) - When Monica Hesse was a young reporter, she covered the story of Unique Harris, a 24-year-old single mom of two young boys who vanished from her DC apartment in October 2010, while she was hosting a sleepover for her kids and their 9-year-old cousin. It was a case that went...

Henry Kissinger Turns 100, and the Celebration Is Mixed
Kissinger's 100th Marked With
Tributes, New Accusations

Kissinger's 100th Marked With Tributes, New Accusations

Ex-secretary of state's sway over foreign policy isn't questioned, but calls of 'war criminal' still haunt him

(Newser) - Former diplomat and presidential adviser Henry Kissinger marks his 100th birthday on Saturday, outlasting many of his political contemporaries who guided the United States through one of its most tumultuous periods, including during the Vietnam War and his eight years as national security adviser and secretary of state under Richard...

Unseen Photos Show Obama, Aides During bin Laden Raid

'Washington Post' obtains previously unreleased images from May 1, 2011

(Newser) - As May 1, 2011, arrived—the day when the US was planning to carry out the raid that killed Osama bin Laden in Pakistan—cameras installed in the White House Situation Room were turned off. But the official photographers in President Barack Obama's White House kept shooting. Those photos,...

At Uvalde, Police Response Wasn't the Only Problem
At Uvalde, Police Response
Wasn't the Only Problem

At Uvalde, Police Response Wasn't the Only Problem

Medical response was chaotic, uncoordinated, and may have cost lives: report

(Newser) - The slow response of police to confront the gunman at an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas, has been well documented. But a new examination of video and audio from the scene, as well as interviews, shows that the medical response that day in May also was mired in chaos and...

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