Next Day’s News: Lewinsky scandal, violence in Nigeria and more

May 7

A look ahead to some of tomorrow’s top talkers from Washington Post reporters and columnists who know the topics best.

MONICA LEWINSKY: In early 1998, when allegations emerged of an affair between the President and an intern, Clinton biographer and Associate Editor David Maraniss attempted to piece together “repetitive cycles in Clinton’s life.” In his piece, Maraniss points out that allegations about Clinton’s sexual behavior will likely not sink him because “they never have.” Follow Ruth Marcus and She the People for continued analysis, as Lewinsky’s full Vanity Fair piece becomes available.

CONTINUED VIOLENCE IN NIGERIA: In a profile of the group last year, Africa Bureau Chief Sudarsan Raghavan wrote of Boko Haram’s escalated campaign to cripple the Nigerian education system. He’s covered the group’s long history of violence in the region. Raghavan has also reported extensively on militia groups in Africa, including al-Shabab.

TENSIONS IN UKRAINE: President Vladimir Putin appeared to take conciliatory steps Wednesday to ease tensions in Ukraine, reports Michael Birnbaum, Fredrick Kunkle and Simon Denyer. Here’s a video of Putin saying Russian troops have pulled back from Ukraine border, but the White House says there is no evidence of such a move.

MD GUBERNATORIAL DEBATE: The three main Democratic candidates to be the next governor of Maryland will meet on the campus of the University of Maryland at College Park on Wednesday night for their much-anticipated first debate. This scorecard gives you a snapshot of who’s running to succeed Gov. Martin O’Malley. Reporter Jenna Johnson is a panelist tonight.

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