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Cory Booker on gay rumors: ‘I want to challenge people on their homophobia’

Newark, New Jersey Mayor Cory Booker (D) addressed what he described as questions about his sexuality in an interview with the Washington Post, saying he wanted to challenge even supporters on homophobia. “I love seeing on Twitter when someone says I’m gay, and I say, ‘So what does it matter…

‘Deep Throat’ underground garage of Watergate fame could be destroyed for real estate project

The famous garage where Washington Post reporter Bob Woodward learned about the Watergate scandal from the informant “Deep Throat” may be razed to make way for a real estate project. US developer Monday Properties plans to demolish two 1965 buildings, one of which includes the garage, in the Rosslyn neighborhood…

Washington Post claims its website was hacked by Syrian Electronic Army

The Washington Post said Thursday its website was hacked by the Syrian Electronic Army, becoming the latest media organization victimized by the group that backs strongman Bashar al-Assad. A note to readers said the Post website “was hacked today, with readers on certain stories being redirected to the site of…

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…

U.S. weapons designs ‘hacked by Chinese’

US officials and defense firms have concluded that Chinese hackers have breached networks containing designs of many advanced US weapons systems, the Washington Post reported Tuesday. The Post, citing a confidential report prepared for the Pentagon, said the breaches were part of a broad Chinese campaign of espionage against US…

SWAT team sent to home of CNN’s Wolf Blitzer

A message sent to police in Montgomery County, Virginia on Saturday caused a SWAT team to descend upon a home owned by CNN host Wolf Blitzer, under the impression that someone at the residence had just been shot. The report turned out to not be true, according to The Washington…

Washington Post to implement paywall this year

The Washington Post said Monday it would start charging frequent readers for online access starting in mid-2013, with some details still to be finalized. The move, which had been expected, will require a paid subscription after 20 articles or multimedia features have been read per month, the Washington Post Co.…

United States the target of a massive cyber-espionage effort: report

The US intelligence community has concluded that America is the target of a massive cyber-espionage campaign that is threatening its competitiveness, The Washington Post reported. Citing unnamed officials, the newspaper said the conclusion is contained in the National Intelligence Estimate, a classified report that represents the consensus view of the…

Washington Post journalist resigns after ‘significant ethical lapse’ reported in her work

WASHINGTON — A Washington Post writer whose blog posts triggered editor’s notes for “serious factual errors” and what was described as a “significant ethical lapse” has resigned from the newspaper. Elizabeth Flock, 26, told AFP that she resigned on Friday before the Post published a second editor’s note about her…

Conservative columnist: ‘Romney is a dork’

While discussing Mitt Romney’s admission of owning multiple cars, Washington Post conservative columnist Kathleen Parker labeled the GOP presidential candidate a “dork” Sunday morning. “You know Mitt Romney has a very hard time connecting, I think we’ve accepted that,” Parker said on Meet The Press. “And I think we can…

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