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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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The ethics of incarceration during a pandemic

What coronavirus means for crowded prisons, from reporter Kimberly Kindy. The tension in a community that?s dealing with a deadly outbreak but reluctant to shut down its economy, from Cleve Wootson. And, how the virus is separating extended families, from Caitlin Gibson.
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Amid fears that the coronavirus will be particularly deadly in the crowded prisons and jails, counties and states are releasing thousands of inmates.
A pro-Trump community in Florida, hit early by virus, sits at emotional nexus of national debate over reopening economy amid health crisis
Kids are coronavirus carriers. Their grandparents are their caretakers, and they?re vulnerable.
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2020-03-31
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How do you 'shelter in place' when you're homeless?

White House economics reporter Jeff Stein explains how corporations are benefiting from the stimulus package. And Hannah Dreier on why ?sheltering in place? isn?t really an option for people who are homeless.
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What?s in the Senate?s $2 trillion coronavirus stimulus package?
For the homeless, coronavirus is a new menace in a perilous life.
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2020-03-30
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School?s out forever?

School closures are a big deal for kids and parents, says education reporter Moriah Balingit. How the shift to online learning has exposed America?s deep digital divide from Tony Romm. And an audio diary of working from home with kids, from Alexis Diao.
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The unintended consequences of closing schools.
The move to online learning is exposing Internet-access inequality among kids in the U.S.
Online learning has a curve.
Post Reports producer Alexis Diao keeps a diary of working from home with kids. Here are tips for working from home and keeping your sanity.
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2020-03-27
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Will the biggest stimulus bill in U.S. history be enough?

Many Americans will receive a check during the pandemic ?? but how much, and when? Heather Long explains the federal relief package. Emily Heil checks in with laid-off restaurant workers. And, Abha Bhattarai on those who can?t afford to stock up.
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Who?s set to receive a check from the government during the pandemic? Find out here.
Laid-off restaurant industry workers are trying to find a way to live during this pandemic.
Imagine a 69-year-old woman unable to buy the groceries she needs during the outbreak. She?s not alone.
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Do you qualify for a stimulus check? Find out with this calculator.
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2020-03-26
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Why cruises kept sailing despite coronavirus dangers

Cruise ships continued to sail as the coronavirus spread. Beth Reinhard explains why. Michael Scherer reports on the awkwardness of campaigning during a pandemic. And Simon Denyer on how Japan is handling covid-19.
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Cruises didn?t stop operations until it was too late. Health experts are asking why.
How do you campaign for president during a pandemic?
Japan is handling the coronavirus in its own way. Here?s what that looks like.
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2020-03-25
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The quiet genius of a zombie virus

Brady Dennis reports on the growing number of cases of the novel coronavirus in the United States. Sarah Kaplan explains the science of why this virus is so dangerous. And, Rick Maese on the Tokyo Olympics, now postponed until 2021. 
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?It?s going to get bad?: As outbreak surges, nation faces tough start to a grim week.
The science behind what makes this coronavirus so sneaky, deadly and difficult to defeat.
The 2020 Olympics will be postponed. We talked to athletes about how they?re feeling.
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2020-03-24
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The pandemic warnings that were ignored

Shane Harris on what U.S. officials knew about the global threat of the novel coronavirus, and when they knew it. Chris Mooney on why the coronavirus is killing more men. And, Dan Zak reflects on our shifting sense of time and space during the pandemic.
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U.S. intelligence reports from January and February warned about a likely pandemic. Why was the government so slow to respond?
The coronavirus is killing far more men than women. Epidemiologists are trying to figure out why.
Coronavirus is a test that no one knows how to pass.
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2020-03-23
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Tiny decisions will determine our collective future

William Wan on how the novel coronavirus will radically alter the United States. Maura Judkis on social distancing with roommates. Plus, Julie Zauzmer?s dispatch from churches deciding what?s more important: fellowship and prayer, or public health?
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Here?s what may lie ahead based on math models, hospital projections and past pandemics
Whose bedroom becomes the infirmary? Group-house living just got a whole lot trickier.
Without guidance from the top, Americans have been left to figure out their own coronavirus solutions - including whether or not to hold church services.
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2020-03-20
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Republicans? radical about-face on bailouts

Phil Rucker on how Republicans are throwing out the political playbook by supporting a massive bailout for the economy. Chris Rowland on the search for a treatment for the coronavirus. And Min Joo Kim reports on how South Korea got testing right.
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Trump?s $1 trillion stimulus package composed of bailouts and personal checks is gaining support from Republicans, a tactic the party has traditionally opposed.
As scientists race to find a treatment for the novel coronavirus, they?re looking at experimental drugs from past outbreaks.
How South Korea got testing right
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2020-03-19
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Trump?s economic Hail Mary

Jeff Stein explains Trump?s plan to bail out companies hit hard by the coronavirus. Tony Romm on whether Silicon Valley and the White House could use location data to fight the outbreak. And Julie Zauzmer on the Christians who say this isn?t the end of the world, though it feels like it.
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In an effort to alleviate the economic fallout from the coronavirus outbreak, the White House says it is considering different scenarios, including a bailout for hard-hit companies.
The White House and Silicon Valley are considering using location data from mobile phones to help fight coronavirus ? but what does that mean for our privacy?
Everything is fine: It?s not the end of the world as we know it (according to biblical texts). 
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2020-03-18
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Social distancing may be our only hope

Lena Sun clears up what ?social distancing? means and why it?s important. William Wan explains why it?ll probably take months ? not weeks ? for the coronavirus threat to subside. And Caroline Kitchener with tips on how to talk to friends about staying home. 
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It?s a make-or-break moment with coronavirus to test a basic ? but disruptive ? public health tool.
How long will social distancing for coronavirus have to last? Depends on a few factors.
How to talk to your friends about social distancing when they?re still hitting the clubs.
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2020-03-17
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Will the coronavirus derail the Democratic primary?

Today on Post Reports, Elise Viebeck explains how the coronavirus could impact the presidential election. Andrew Freedman on why the coronavirus won?t necessarily go away in the summer. And how new health screenings at airports are playing out, from Post Reports executive producer Madhulika Sikka. 
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The coronavirus outbreak is rattling voters and election officials ahead of Tuesday?s primaries.
Will the coronavirus be thwarted by a change of seasons
New travel restrictions are meant to help slow the spread of coronavirus ? but they?re also causing headaches for travelers and major delays at airports.
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2020-03-16
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What went wrong with coronavirus testing in the U.S.

Neena Satija explains what went wrong with coronavirus testing in the United States. And Brady Dennis on the effect the outbreak is having on carbon emissions. 
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Trump has said that ?anybody? who wants to be tested for the coronavirus could be, but that?s not true
One consequence of the coronavirus? It could halt emissions growth. 
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2020-03-13
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Trump's Europe travel ban causes confusion

Katie Zezima explains the new U.S. travel restrictions from Europe. Peter Whoriskey and Abha Bhattarai report on how paid sick leave, or lack thereof, is exposing vulnerabilities in the U.S. And, Ben Golliver on the NBA?s suspended season.
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Trump announced late Wednesday that flights from Europe to the U.S. would be halted starting Friday. It?s the most aggressive move by the federal government in response to the coronavirus, but is it enough?
Millions of workers lack sick pay. This will affect how the outbreak will spread in the U.S. 
NBA suspends season indefinitely after a Utah Jazz player tests positive for coronavirus.
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2020-03-12
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Coronavirus is sparing children. No one knows why.

The WHO has declared the coronavirus a global pandemic. On today?s Post Reports, William Wan says the virus is sparing kids ? and understanding why could be key to finding a treatment or vaccine. Political reporter Aaron Blake reports on Biden?s ?Big Tuesday? wins. And Robert Samuels talks to a Bernie supporter who is second-guessing his behavior online.
Read more:The coronavirus seems to be sparing kids, and understanding why may be crucial to defeat the virus. Follow our live coverage here.
The results from Tuesday?s primary contests are still coming in, but Joe Biden pulled ahead of Bernie Sanders as the clear front-runner in the Democratic race for the White House. 
Sanders supporters are beginning to wonder whether the campaign tactics help or hurt his chance of a presidency. 
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2020-03-11
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Can we quarantine the economy?

Today on Post Reports, Chico Harlan with a dispatch from Italy after a country-wide lockdown goes into effect. Heather Long answers your questions about the coronavirus outbreak?s impact on the markets. And, Ben Guarino on the audacious efforts to reforest the planet to fight climate change.
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Italy is under lockdown in an attempt to contain the coronavirus. It is the most aggressive step taken in the West to curb the outbreak. 
All eyes are on the stock market Wednesday after a stunning drop on Tuesday over coronavirus concerns. Read the Post?s ongoing coronavirus coverage here. 
The world?s climate is changing. Read about the audacious efforts to stop that with this timeless practice. 
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2020-03-10
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The irony of Trump?s casual attitude toward coronavirus

Today on Post Reports, Toluse Olorunnipa on how the coronavirus is testing President Trump?s leadership. Susannah George and Missy Ryan on how Afghanistan?s instability could affect peace talks. And remembering an English village that self-quarantined during the bubonic plague. 
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More than 500 cases of coronavirus have been confirmed in the United States, including an attendee of a conference where President Trump spoke. Follow our live coverage here. 
In Afghanistan, rival presidential inaugurations took place Monday ? a day before negotiations between the government and the Taliban were expected to start. 
As governments around the world impose quarantines to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, it is worth remembering the extraordinary story of an English village that faced an outbreak of the bubonic plague in the 17th century.
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2020-03-09
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The fight for the soul of America?s political parties

Political reporter Dan Balz on the ebb and flow of the two political parties and how much power they actually have. And Jada Yuan on whether celebrity endorsements make a difference for presidential candidates.
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The Democrats seem split between an ?establishment? candidate and a candidate who isn?t a Democrat at all. Dan Balz on what?s up with the Democratic Party and how much power the establishment actually has.
Do celebrity endorsements make a difference for presidential candidates? The short answer is no. Well, except for that one time.
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2020-03-06
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And then there were two

Annie Linskey and Amber Phillips consider the end of Sen. Elizabeth Warren?s campaign and what it means for the delegates she won. Aaron Blake explains why you should care about a scuffle between Sen. Charles E. Schumer and Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. And, a portrait of a portrait, from Sebastian Smee.
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Now that Sen. Elizabeth Warren is out of the presidential race, how will her delegates swing?
A dust-up between Sen. Chuck Schumer and U.S. Chief Justice John Roberts, explained
The beauty of a painting, of a girl arranging her hair
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2020-03-05
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So ... Biden?

Today on Post Reports, Philip Bump talks through the Super Tuesday results and the narrowing field of Democratic candidates. Heather Long explains the Federal Reserve?s decision to cut interest rates in response to the coronavirus outbreak. And the proper way to wash your hands, according to a microbiologist.
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The Democrats? race for the nomination is reshaped after Joe Biden?s surge on Super Tuesday
The Federal Reserve is cutting interest rates in response to the coronavirus. One economist says it?s like putting a Band-Aid on your arm to cure a headache.
The right way to wash your hands, according to an expert. 
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2020-03-04
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Abortion in the age of a conservative Supreme Court

Caroline Kitchener on the abortion restriction being tested at the Supreme Court. William Wan on how the coronavirus epidemic could play out. And an island full of Buttigiegs, from Chico Harlan.
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An abortion case out of Louisiana is a first test for Trump?s Supreme Court justices.
How is the coronavirus outbreak going to end? Here?s how similar epidemics played out.
In this village, 1 in every 14 people is a Buttigieg.
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2020-03-03
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Super Tuesday, in 16 dispatches.

On Super Tuesday, more states hold contests to pick a presidential nominee, more voters have a chance to go to the polls and more delegates are allotted to candidates than on any other day on the primary calendar. We bring you to each of the 14 states holding primaries, as well as the global primary for Americans abroad and one U.S. territory.  
What is Super Tuesday and why is it important?
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2020-03-02
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Your questions about coronavirus, answered

Health reporters Lena H. Sun and Lenny Bernstein answer your questions about the coronavirus. Marian Liu talks about the discrimination Asian Americans have experienced since the start of the outbreak. And Week 4 of being quarantined with your partner ... and your mother-in-law. Everything you need to know about the coronavirus outbreak.  How coronavirus is being used as a justification for racism. Subscribe to The Washington Post: https://postreports.com/offer
2020-02-28
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What millennial voters care about in 2020

Eugene Scott describes the impact young voters may have on the presidential election. Drew Harwell on the psychological toll of Web-connected cameras. And Dan Keating explains whether the stop-and-frisk program is actually what lowered the crime rate in New York City, as former mayor Michael Bloomberg claims. 
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What do young South Carolina Democrats want most in the upcoming election? Big change.
Ring, Nest and other Internet-connected cameras have normalized surveillance and created a nation of voyeurs
An analysis of crime data in New York City suggests that the stop-and-frisk program championed by former mayor Mike Bloomberg wasn?t a major component in dropping crime rates.
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2020-02-27
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The ?radical feminists? working against trans rights

Abha Bhattarai unpacks Walmart?s ?Great Workplace? program, and why it means layoffs for workers. Samantha Schmidt on a strain of feminism that rejects the existence of transgender identity. And Shibani Mahtani explains how China?s ambitions are choking the Mekong River. 
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Walmart employees say they?re preparing for job cuts as the retailer rolls out its ?Great Workplace? program.
Conservatives have found an unlikely ally in fighting transgender rights: so-called ?radical feminists.?
A journey down the Mekong River reveals displaced villages and a ruined ecosystem.
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2020-02-26
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Reparations, rebranded

Matt Viser and Lenny Bernstein on how an old field of candidates changes the norms around the presidency. Tracy Jan looks into Rep. James Clyburn?s anti-poverty program, recast as reparations. Plus, Monica Hesse examines how Harvey Weinstein?s conviction changed the way we talk about rape. 
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Rep. James E. Clyburn (D-S.C.) proposed a race-neutral anti-poverty program a decade ago. Presidential candidates recast it as compensation for slavery.
A historically old field of candidates refuses to release their health records.
Why Harvey Weinstein?s conviction was revolutionary
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2020-02-25
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Mayors back Bloomberg?s bid

Fenit Nirappil asks why D.C. Mayor Muriel E. Bowser supports Michael Bloomberg, even as he gets slammed by critics on race and gender issues. Joanna Slater discusses Trump?s visit to India. And NASA mourns the death of Katherine Johnson, a ?hidden figure? during the 1960s space race, who died at 101.
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Trump visits India. 
Critics slam Bloomberg on race, gender. D.C.?s black, female mayor has his back.
Katherine Johnson, ?hidden figure? at NASA during 1960s space race, dies at 101.
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2020-02-24
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Shopping under the influence

Shane Harris talks about the lingering threat of Russian election interference and how the administration is responding. Abha Bhattarai on a new gimmick from retailers. And Gillian Brockell and Jessica Contrera on the CIA?s rebellious neighbors.
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President Trump chooses a new acting director of national intelligence, following revelations that Russia wants President Trump reelected.
Boozy shopping is a thing now. Find out why stores like Whole Foods and Nordstrom are hooked.
In 1933, two rebellious women bought a home in Virginia?s woods. Then the CIA moved in.
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2020-02-21
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Kids are using Trump?s words to bully their classmates

Michael Scherer on the heated Nevada Democratic debate. And John Woodrow Cox andHannah Natanson talk about how President Trump?s rhetoric has affected bullying in American schools. 
Read more: Mike Bloomberg made his prime-time debut at the Democratic debate in Las Vegas ? and he didn?t get a warm welcome from the other candidates. 
The president?s rhetoric has changed the way hundreds of children are harassed in American classrooms.
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2020-02-20
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ICE is using therapy notes to deport young immigrants

Hannah Dreier on how Immigration and Customs Enforcement uses therapists? notes to keep young immigrants detained. Damian Paletta discusses how the coronavirus is affecting American companies. And Ishaan Tharoor on the Nordic governing Bernie Sanders loves so much.
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Notes from therapists who work with Immigration and Customs Enforcement can be used against detained young immigrants in court.
The coronavirus is disrupting manufacturing in China. That?s not great for American companies such as Apple and Nike.
Why some think the ?Nordic model? could be a version of the American Dream
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2020-02-19
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The profane ?wit and wisdom? of Mike Bloomberg

Political investigative reporter Michael Kranish on Mike Bloomberg?s long history of alleged sexism and profanity. And Travis DeShong describes a new kind of card game meant to make even people at dinner parties more vulnerable.
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Newly uncovered documents show Mike Bloomberg?s long history of alleged sexism and profanity in the workplace
Don?t like people, or even yourself? Try a vulnerability card game.
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2020-02-18
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The loves and scandals of President Harding

Steamy love letters. Jazz. Scandal. Psychics. Newspapers. The Hope Diamond.
In this Presidents? Day special from Post Reports, we revisit an episode of The Post?s ?Presidential? podcast with host Lillian Cunningham. Cunningham and Nicole Hemmer of the University of Virginia's Miller Center helps guide us through the wild life and presidency of Warren G. Harding ? and the interesting connection between his presidency and The Washington Post.
Read more:Listen and learn more by checking out the Washington Post podcast ?Presidential? ? a deep dive into the life and legacy of every U.S. president. 
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2020-02-17
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How a non-binary teen claimed their identity

Tara Bahrampour on what coming of age looks like for a non-binary teen. And, revisiting the wisdom of George Washington with historian Doris Kearns Goodwin. 
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Becoming Eli: Getting their parents to accept their new name means everything to this non-binary teen. 
The wisdom of the first president, with Doris Kearns Goodwin, who spoke with Lillian Cunningham, host of The Post?s ?Presidential? podcast.
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2020-02-14
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Coronavirus: An epidemic of misinformation

Kim Bellware on how disinformation about the coronavirus is spreading online. Danielle Paquette on the drawdown of Firestone?s factories in Liberia, where the tire company has been central to the economy. And Rick Maese takes us inside a Tokyo dojo.
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As the coronavirus spreads, so does disinformation about the outbreak, stoking fears and racism.
The tire company Firestone has a long, complicated history with Liberia. The drawdown of its factories is devastating workers there and causing a seismic chasm in the country?s economy.
Tokyo will host the 2020 Olympics, but Japan?s iconic sport will be absent from the lineup. Only men are allowed to compete professionally, but some women are pushing their way in. 
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2020-02-13
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The politicization of the Justice Department

Today on Post Reports, Matt Zapotosky reports on the fight for independence within the Justice Department after Attorney General William P. Barr intervened in the sentencing guidelines for Roger Stone. Political reporter Aaron Blake breaks down the New Hampshire primary results, and what they mean for the Democrat?s race for the White House. And columnist Monica Hesse says that questions of Elizabeth Warren?s electability are a self-fulfilling prophecy for her supporters.
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Four prosecutors quit after Attorney General William P. Barr shortened Roger Stone?s sentencing request, one sign of turmoil engulfing the Justice Department. 
Sanders takes the New Hampshire primary. Can he keep up the momentum to Nevada? 
Since 2016, the question of a candidate?s electability has mutated into an abstract panic over whether any woman can be elected in 2020. 
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2020-02-12
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The CIA?s ?coup of the century?

Greg Miller on how governments all over the world got played by the CIA. Simon Denyer and Lenny Bernstein on the increasingly desperate situation aboard the cruise ship Diamond Princess. And Griff Witte says there are few signs of President Trump?s ?blue-collar boom? in New Hampshire?s poorest city.
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?The intelligence coup of the century?: For decades, the CIA read the encrypted communications of allies and adversaries.
The increasingly desperate situation aboard the cruise ship Diamond Princess, where cases of coronavirus have doubled
?We?re hurting?: In New Hampshire?s poorest city, few signs of Trump?s ?blue-collar boom.?
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2020-02-11
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What Trump?s company charges the Secret Service

Eugene Scott weighs the stakes of Tuesday?s New Hampshire primary. David Fahrenthold reports on what Trump?s companies are charging the government. And Teddy Amenabar reflects on the gendered perceptions of 2-in-1 shampoos.
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The still-crowded field of Democratic presidential candidates faces its next contest: the New Hampshire primary. Will it narrow the field at all?The Secret Service has paid rates as high as $650 a night for rooms at President Trump?s properties. That?s according to federal records and people who have seen the receipts. The Internet?s proof that men don?t care about grooming: 2-in-1 shampoos. But their bad reputation may be undeserved.
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2020-02-10
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?Unshackled and unleashed?: Trump, post-acquittal

Today on Post Reports, Philip Rucker describes what the presidency could look like post-impeachment. And ahead of Sunday?s Academy Awards, Sarah Hashemi considers whether gendered categories should be eliminated from award shows. 
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Historians and legal experts say President Trump?s acquittal could have profound ramifications for what future presidents consider permissible conduct
The Oscars have a gender problem. Non-binary actors have some solutions.
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2020-02-07
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The race to find a cure for the coronavirus

Today on Post Reports, Anna Fifield describes the eerie emptiness that has taken hold across China under the threat of the coronavirus. David Lynch reports on the epidemic?s impact on the global economy. Carolyn Johnson explains the hurdles disease specialists are facing in creating a vaccine for the virus. And Justin George on Bernie Madoff?s plea for ?compassionate release.?
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Major Chinese cities are becoming quiet ghost towns, as residents lock themselves away from the threat of the coronavirus. Read more about how this is affecting domestic and international industry.
Public health experts say they?re struggling to understand the virus?s spread and its symptoms. Read more about how fast science has to move to keep up
Ponzi scheme king Bernie Madoff has asked for compassionate medical release from prison. Hear from the man himself.
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2020-02-06
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Iowa and the future of election technology

Today on Post Reports: Tony Romm on the makers of the app that set back the results of the Iowa caucuses. Samantha Schmidt describes how sex education classes in some states are reacting to the #MeToo era. And Mike DeBonis on a surprise moment in the Senate impeachment trial.
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An untested app rolled out and broke down during the Iowa caucuses. Read more about the company that delivered it.
Propelled by the #MeToo movement, a growing number of states are mandating consent be taught in sex education classes
The Senate impeachment trial went pretty much as predicted ? with one notable exception on its last day
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2020-02-05
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Inside the chaos of the Iowa caucuses

Today on Post Reports, Jenna Johnson explains the result delays at the Iowa caucuses. Juliet Eilperin fills us in on the many environmental policy changes we?ve missed while distracted by impeachment and the election. And Abha Bhattarai on the mindful appeal of Legos.
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An epic breakdown in Iowa shines a spotlight on the caucus system as a whole
While impeachment and the election have held our attention, President Trump has dismantled age-old policies in the environmental world ?? among them, one protecting migratory birds
The world?s largest toymaker is pitching its bricks as a form of mindfulness. Read more about the adults gladly playing along.
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2020-02-04
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The new targets of Trump?s travel ban

Today on Post Reports, national reporter Abigail Hauslohner outlines the expansion of President Trump?s travel ban. Beth Reinhard looks into how presidential pardoning has evolved under Trump. And Dan Balz explores whether a president can be impeached more than once. 
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President Trump?s expanded travel ban has been blasted by Democrats as ?clearly discriminatory? against people from predominantly black and Muslim nations
In his first three years of office, Trump issued a record-low number of decisions on pardon requests and left thousands of petitioners in limbo
Can a president be impeached more than once? How that process could go down
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2020-02-03
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How do caucuses work, anyway?

Kayla Epstein explains the chaotic, confusing, bizarre process that is the Iowa caucuses. And political reporter Aaron Blake tells us how the GOP succeeded in blocking witnesses in the Senate impeachment trial. 
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Kayla Epstein explains how the 2020 primaries begin, with the ?giant game of musical chairs? that is the Iowa caucuses.
Aaron Blake on Republicans blocking witnesses.
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2020-02-01
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Is the White House ready for the new coronavirus?

Lena Sun and Yasmeen Abutaleb explain the dangers of the coronavirus outbreak. Amber Phillips talks about that moment with Rand Paul. And Michelle Ye Hee Lee on the Trump donors who are going from zero to 60 with big contributions.
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Impeachment questions come to an end with little resolved.
Lena Sun and Yasmeen Abutaleb on the panic surrounding the coronavirus.
Michelle Ye Hee Lee covers the people throwing hundreds of thousands of dollars at Trump.
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2020-01-31
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Majority of black Americans call Trump 'racist'

Aaron Blake says the debate over whether to call witnesses still hangs over the impeachment trial. Vanessa Williams reports on why 8 in 10 black Americans say President Trump is racist. And many questions remain as Britain prepares to leave the E.U.
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All eyes are on the moderate Republicans as the Senate impeachment trial enters a new phase
Most black Americans say Trump is ?racist.?
Impending Brexit leaves loose ends.
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2020-01-30
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Who?s paying for Trump?s lawyers?

As the president?s impeachment defense rests, Ann Marimow explains who is paying for his lawyers. Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro tells The Post's Anthony Faiola that he's still firmly in control. And Marian Liu on the branding genius of K-pop group BTS.

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Who is paying for Trump?s defense in the impeachment trial?
Reporter Anthony Faiola sat down with Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro
BTS is more than a K-pop group. It?s a booming business.
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2020-01-28
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The Bolton question hangs over impeachment trial

Today on Post Reports, political reporter Aaron Blake breaks down President Trump?s impeachment defense. Kyle Swenson explains the cluster of HIV cases in West Virginia. And sports columnist Jerry Brewer reflects on Kobe Bryant?s stardom on and off the court, as well as his sexual assault case. 
Read more:The Senate impeachment trial continues and President Trump?s defense team says their piece. Read live impeachment trial updates.Post reporter Kyle Swenson says one of the many side effects of the opioid crisis in West Virginia has been a burst of HIV cases. Read how people are trying to treat these cases.Kobe Bryant died in a helicopter crash Sunday. Read about his life from sports columnist Jerry Brewer.
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2020-01-28
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What reparations mean to one American family

Today on Post Reports, business reporter Tracy Jan tells the story of one family for whom reparations mean more than money. Geoff Edgers explains the hidden history of Roberta Flack?s hit song ?Killing Me Softly.
Read more:This family faced slavery and internment during World War II. To them, reparations mean more than money.The true story behind the song ?Killing me softly.?
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2020-01-24
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?Hello MBS.? How the world?s richest man was hacked.

Amber Phillips tells us about the latest antics by the world?s greatest deliberative body: One senator read a book Thursday while one doodled through another day of the impeachment trial. After Jeff Bezos and the crown prince of Saudi Arabia exchanged numbers at a dinner party, Bezos was hacked. Marc Fisher explains how the hack went down. And, Emily Yahr on why we?re obsessed with Wikipedia?s ?personal life? section.
Background reading: 
The Senate impeachment trial continues. Read live impeachment trial updates from The Washington Post: https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/impeachment-trial-live-updates/2020/01/22/3beb411e-3d05-11ea-8872-5df698785a4e_story.html ?Hello MBS,? Jeff Bezos wrote in a text. Then, he was hacked: https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/un-ties-alleged-phone-hacking-to-posts-coverage-of-saudi-arabia/2020/01/22/a0bc63ba-3d1f-11ea-b90d-5652806c3b3a_story.html
Obsessed with Wikipedia ?personal life? entries? You?re not alone: https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/style/obsessed-with-wikipedia-personal-life-entries-youre-not-alone/2019/12/30/cb31a50a-2673-11ea-9c21-2c2a4d2c2166_story.html
2020-01-24
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Can Democrats keep impeachment spicy?

Amber Phillips on the opening arguments in the Senate impeachment trial. Anna Fifield and Lena Sun on the rapidly spreading coronavirus. And David Fahrenthold reports on how Trump?s D.C. hotel blurs lines of private interests and public life.
2020-01-23
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