Big spending on ads drowns out candidate voices

A record amount of independent spending in this year’s congressional races is fueling a deeply negative political atmosphere as attack ads overwhelm candidates’ messages.

Parliament locked down after soldier shot in Canada

Two Parliament members said that the gunman has been killed.

Report: Ferguson teen may have reached for gun in car

A report analyzing a Michael Brown autopsy suggests the teenager may not have had his hands raised during a confrontation with the police officer outside the car.

Benjamin C. Bradlee  1921-2014

 

Ben Bradlee in his office in 1995. (Bill O'Leary/The Post)

Legendary editor transformed The Post

His 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 resignation of a U.S. president.

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    Gray: Botched D.C. voter guide with
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    Gray: Botched D.C. voter guide with <br>upside-down flag a ‘complete fiasco’

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    Grab an umbrella: It’s gloomy and
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    Grab an umbrella: It’s gloomy and <br>cool with stiff breezes and a lot of rain

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    Rabbi’s aide says she helped students use bath where he allegedly recorded

    Rabbi’s aide says she helped students use bath where he allegedly recorded

    Police searched Barry Freundel’s office at Towson University, where he began teaching in 1989.

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    Kidnapping in Turkey shows
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    After Scotland had its say,
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    Local Columnists

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    Federal Government

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    Paid leave tops senator’s list of ‘silly, unnecessary’ government expenses

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    Lifestyle

    Ben Bradlee: The paragon of Style

    Ben Bradlee: The paragon of Style

    Watergate may be his lasting legacy, but Ben Bradlee’s sense of Style brought a new sensibility to features.

    Arts

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