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Op-Ed: Fake news filters could be used as a form of censorship

There is more and more concern about "fake news" as being responsible for events such as the election of Donald Trump, and Brexit. The Russians have been accused of using fake news to influence the US election.

Op-Ed: Washington Post lists sites that 'peddle Russian propaganda'

A recent article by Craig Timberg in the Washington Post lists dozens of news sites that supposedly are "routine peddlers of Russian propaganda".

Op-Ed: Washington Post reporter's book tells of the Secret Service Special

Potomac - With so much focus on the presidential election lately, this reporter stumbled across a book entitled "In The President's Secret Service - a Behind-The-Scenes view..." by investigative reporter Ronald Kessler.

Donald Trump vows to rewrite libel laws to make suing media easier

Donald Trump threatened on Friday to change America's libel laws to make it easier to sue media companies. Trump told the press that if he becomes president, he would rewrite US libel laws so that people can "sue you like you'd never get sued before."

Three Americans imprisoned by Iran arrive in Geneva, 4th stays

Vienna - Three of four Americans freed by Iran in a prisoner exchange arrived Sunday in Switzerland, a senior U.S. diplomat has announced.

Op-Ed: Memo: Trump is just the messenger of deeper, darker messages

Memo To: Politicians, Pundits, and Fellow Journalists From: Me Re: Don’t shoot the messenger I’ll try to keep this brief, because, after all, that’s what a memo should be. The subject line almost says it all: Don’t shoot the messenger.

Shark attack victims were in waist-deep water, officials say

Oak Island - In two separate shark attacks on Sunday a 12-year-old girl lost her left arm below the elbow and suffered an injured leg and a 16-year-old boy had his arm bitten off above the elbow. The attacks occurred about one hour and 20 minutes apart.

Medical Examiner confirms that remains found are Hannah Graham's

Richmond - The lights in Charlottesville perhaps shone a little less brightly last night now that the remains found nearly a week ago have been positively identified as those of Hannah Graham by the medical examiner's office in Richmond.

Police chief's daughter among trio charged in gay bashing attack

Philadelphia - Three people who stand accused of brutally attacking a gay couple in downtown Philadelphia have turned themselves in and were arraigned last Wednesday on charges of aggravated assault, The Washington Post reports.

Sure, sloths are slow, but their evolution was in a big hurry

London - Modern sloths may not be the speediest creatures on the planet but their gigantic ancestors were certainly in a hurry. At least from an evolutionary standpoint anyway, a recent study suggests.

Ferguson police storm McDonald's, arrest reporters

Ferguson - Police officers in Ferguson, Missouri, stormed a McDonald's and arrested two journalists who were recharging their phones and working on stories about the protests over the shooting deaths of two young black men.

Arizona to investigate 'Doggie Disneyland' where 20 dogs died

Gilbert - Authorities are investigating the deaths of 20 dogs at Green Acre Kennel, in Gilbert, Arizona. The place had billed itself as a "Doggie Disneyland" promising plenty of land for dogs to run free with no cages.

American Atheists set to air atheist television channel Special

Stanford - Move over, Pat Robertson, Benny Hinn, and Ray Comfort. You've got competition. American Atheists has got your number, and its going where it hasn't gone before: To a fully-fledged television atheist television channel.

U.S. maternal deaths highest of all developed countries Special

Seattle - Maternal deaths in the United States are rising and researchers estimate that 18.5 women died out of every 100,000 births, a total of 800 in 2013. The death rate is more than double that of Saudi Arabia and Canada, and triple that of the United Kingdom.

The Washington Post Company becomes the Graham Holdings Company

The Washington Post Company, having sold the Washington Post newspaper and digital concern to Amazon's Jeff Bezos, announced its new name on Monday.

Documents reveal NSA spied on Martin Luther King Jr

According to declassified documents, the NSA spied on civil rights leader Dr Martin Luther King Jr and boxer Muhammad Ali when the Vietnam war protests were at an all time high.

Op-Ed: Analyzing the US Black Budget with red herrings

Sydney - New numbers from the Snowden documents indicate that the US is conducting high value cyber operations, including offensive operations. The classification of “offensive” is debatable to a degree which makes this information very interesting indeed.

Amazon's Jeff Bezos buys Washington Post for $250 million

Jeff Bezos, the billionaire founder of online commerce giant Amazon.com, is buying one of the nation's most venerable newspapers.

Op-Ed: Washington Post slides reveal two types of NSA programs

There has been much discussion recently of the way in which US technology companies, such as Facebook, Google, and Microsoft provide data to the NSA. However, a classified slide posted by the Washington Post indicates two streams of data collection.

Ecuador’s Correa on Snowden: 'World order unjust and immoral!'

Quito - Ecuador is facing heavy criticism in the US media for potentially granting political asylum to NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden. Ecuador's President Rafael Correa has responded with scalding online remarks.

Op-Ed: Snowden asylum rumour in Russia as tech firms want gags removed

Sydney - Whistleblower Edward Snowden may be welcome in Russia, if a comment from a spokesman for Vladimir Putin’s remarks are accurate. Snowden, who disappeared from view recently, is known to be worried about possible extradition from China.

Former CIA employee admits to NSA leaks

Washington - Former CIA employee Edward Snowden, 29, has been revealed as the source of intelligence leaks that have embroiled Washington and angered many civil libertarians.

Paywalls or not, newspapers to see revenue declines through 2017

With the Washington Post implementing a paywall on their flagship digital property next week, a report from PricewaterhouseCoopers suggests paywalls will not stop revenue declines at newspapers.

Woodward: Benghazi akin to Watergate and 'a very serious issue'

Speaking on MSNBC's 'Morning Joe,' Pulitzer prize-winning investigative journalist Bob Woodward compared Benghazi to Watergate, saying it is a "very serious issue."

'Second Acts' editorial series celebrates life-pivots on Slate

F Scott Fitzgerald said 'There are no second acts in American lives,' and a crowd-sourcing and editorial series from Slate is seeking to debunk the famous Fitzgerald position.

Op-Ed: More critics claim that US drone strikes are counterproductive

Washington - More voices are being raised against Obama's policy of drone strikes in Yemen, and elsewhere. Of late, there have been several reports claiming that the drone strikes are counterproductive.

Washington Post mistakenly reports Sarah Palin joined Al Jazeera

Washington - Journalists and media outlets make mistakes, including the Washington Post, which reported that former Republican vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin was heading to Al Jazeera. The reporter cited an article from a satirical news publication.

Washington Post suspends Mexico bureau chief for plagiarized news

The Mexico bureau chief for The Washington Post, William Booth, has been suspended for three months after the Post found that a story it published Sunday contained sentences that were similar to a recent article in a science journal.

Washington Post suspends Mexico bureau chief for plagiarized news

The Mexico bureau chief for The Washington Post, William Booth, has been suspended for three months after the Post found that a story it published Sunday contained sentences that were similar to a recent article in a science journal.

WashPost runs Pearl Harbor account deemed too graphic in 1941

In 1941, Elizabeth P. McIntosh reported on the attack at Pearl Harbor. Her editors said it was “too upsetting.” On Thursday, after 71 years, the Washington Post ran her first-hand account.
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