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Legendary Post editor Ben Bradlee dies at 93

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Ben Bradlee’s gift for leadership and zest for journalism — and life — made him the most celebrated editor of his era. He directed The Post’s coverage of Watergate, which resulted in the only resignation of a president in U.S. history.

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Legendary Post editor Ben Bradlee dies at 93

Legendary Post editor Ben Bradlee dies at 93

Ben Bradlee’s gift for leadership and zest for journalism — and life — made him the most celebrated editor of his era. He directed The Post’s coverage of Watergate, which resulted in the only resignation of a president in U.S. history.

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Legendary Post editor Ben Bradlee dies at 93

Legendary Post editor Ben Bradlee dies at 93

Ben Bradlee’s gift for leadership and zest for journalism — and life — made him the most celebrated editor of his era. He directed The Post’s coverage of Watergate, which resulted in the only resignation of a president in U.S. history.

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President Obama on Ben Bradlee: ‘A true newspaperman’

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Morning traffic problems on area roadways

Earlier crash causes four mile delays on Beltway

Part of Canal Road closed for repairs

Crews will close part of Canal Road in NW D.C. to fix the heavily-traveled road. The road will be closed in non-peak hours.

Troubles on Metro

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