Read this: That football player with the fake dead girlfriend; ambassador betting; VIPs fly in

January 17, 2013

Manti Te'o at a Heisman Trophy photo op last month. (Mike Segar/Reuters)

Other interesting stories in The Washington Post:

On the off-chance your Internet search skills are failing you in your attempt to read more stories about Manti Te’o, we’re here to help. Our colleague Paul Farhi notes that the too-poignant-to-check-out story of the Notre Dame star’s (non-existent) dead girlfriend story is a failure of journalistic skepticism. Meanwhile, Te’o claims he was the victim of the hoax. Football pundits wonder if this will hurt him in the NFL draft. D.C. athletes react on Twitter. And another player claims he met the fake girlfriend — what?

In other news: Irish bookmakers are taking bets on who’ll be the next US ambassadors to Ireland and the UK. The odds for Anna Wintour are better than for, say, Conan O’Brien. . . . Dulles may have to dedicate a runway for all the private jets bearing VIPs headed to the inauguration.

Looking for today’s Reliable Source? Start here: Looking for an inaugural ball ticket? Still plenty on sale for unofficial balls

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