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Obama to significantly expand U.S. marine sanctuary in the Pacific: report

President Barack Obama will on Tuesday announce plans to significantly expand a US sanctuary in the central Pacific Ocean in a move that could create the world's largest such protected area, the Washington Post reported. Obama will announce his intent……

Guardian and Washington Post share Pulitzer Prize for NSA reporting

The Washington Post and The Guardian US were awarded the Pulitzer Prize on Monday for public service journalism for revelations on secret US surveillance programs. The two newspapers shared the prestigious US award for reporting based on documents leaked by former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden, the Pulitzer committee…

FBI investigates Russian diplomat as possible spy

The FBI is investigating a Russian diplomat who runs a cultural exchange program out of Washington for possibly recruiting young Americans as spies, the Washington Post reported Thursday. Federal Bureau of Investigation agents are questioning Americans who took part in the Rossotrudnichestvo exchange program led by Yury Zaytsev, who is…

Utah Sen. Mike Lee’s popularity takes big hit back home over shutdown debacle

Senator Mike Lee (R-UT) is in hot water with his constituents over the role he played in the shutdown of the federal government, which was engineered by far-right conservatives in a vain attempt to defund the Affordable Care Act — also known as Obamacare. According to Talking Points Memo, both…

Amazon’s Jeff Bezos says he’s eager to experiment at The Washington Post

Jeff Bezos, the Washington Post’s future owner, says he is eager to try new things in search of an exciting future for the venerable but struggling daily. In his first interview with the Post since the $250 million dollar acquisition was announced in August, the Amazon founder said he has…

Under $652 million project code-named ‘GENIE’ U.S. conducted 231 ‘offensive cyberoperations’: Washington Post

US spy services conducted 231 “offensive cyberoperations” in 2011, mostly targeting Iran, Russia, China and North Korea, the Washington Post reported on Saturday. The revelation is based on a classified intelligence budget provided to the paper by fugitive leaker Edward Snowden, as well as on interviews with former US officials.…

Washington Post unveils metered paywall plan

The Washington Post said Wednesday it would start a metered paywall beginning on June 12, offering digital subscription packages at between $9.99 and $14.99 per month. The Post had been one of few remaining major US newspapers to offer its content free of charge online, but it has been facing…

Rich Americans accused of criminal activity revealed in leaked offshore accounts data

A trove of data obtained by a US-based journalists’ group that details thousands of offshore accounts reveals several instances of swindles and other financial crimes, The Washington Post newspaper reported Sunday. Among the 4,000 US individuals listed in the records, at least 30 were American citizens accused in lawsuits or…

Alleged escort in Daily Caller video: I was paid to make claims against Democratic senator

A Dominican woman who appeared in a video accusing Sen. Robert Menendez (D-NJ) of paying her to have sex now says she was paid to make the accusations, the Washington Post reported on Monday. Nexis de los Santos Santana told Dominican Republic police that she had never met Menendez, who…

Washington Post offering buyout to news staff

WASHINGTON — The Washington Post announced a voluntary buyout for some newsroom staff on Wednesday, citing the difficult economic climate for the newspaper industry. “Our objective is a limited staff reduction that won’t affect the quality, ambition or authority of our journalism,” Washington Post executive editor Marcus Brauchli said in…

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