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Obama’s Legacy

By The Washington Post

Throughout his presidency, Barack Obama has become far more than a symbol of change; he has enacted countless programs and policies that have made an impact on the country. As his term comes to an end, we look back on what has defined Obama as an American leader.

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Generation Z: What It's Like to Grow Up in the Age of Likes, LOLs, and Longing

By The Washington Post

This series of articles from the Washington Post delves into the everyday lives of American kids and teenagers. With its exploration of the unique pressures and complications of living an online life (and most of life online), this collection is a must-read for anyone raising a member of Generation Z.

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The Resistance: Digital Dissent in the Age of Machines

By Joel Achenbach

Washington Post reporter Joel Achenbach explores our relationship with technology—frequently beneficial, occasionally adversarial, and rapidly changing in a world growing more connected by the minute.

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Lethal Force: The true toll of police shootings in America

By The Washington Post

In 2015, The Washington Post launched an unprecedented effort to account for every fatal shooting by an officer of the law. Their study has motivated the FBI to action, and changed the way we think of those who serve and protect.


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Justice for None: How the drug war broke the legal system

By The Washington Post

When tough-on-crime laws passed 30 years ago during an era of drug-fueled violence, they were supported across the political spectrum. The subsequent “war on drugs” sent non-violent offenders to prison for decades and, in some cases, life. Washington Post reporters, in a series of revealing and wrenching stories throughout 2015, unlocked the prison gates and allowed readers to experience the human devastation wrought by sentencing policies now under scrutiny.


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Runaway Planet: How Global Warming is already changing the Earth

By The Washington Post

In our fragile ecosystem, climate change is swiftly becoming the defining issue of how to prepare—and protect—the earth for the future. The Washington Post tackles this issue in vivid detail, profiling those who are at the forefront of the climate change debate—and those who are in the field, promoting the causes and doing the science that both warns and advocates for a safer tomorrow, for the earth and all its inhabitants.


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State of Terror: The War Against ISIS

By The Washington Post

They have taken over a region the size of the United Kingdom, and sparked one of the great humanitarian crises of our time. Now, with coordinated attacks in Paris and the downing of a Russian passenger plane, the Islamic State (ISIS) has declared war on the wider world, galvanizing new calls for an intensified global response.

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The Threatened Net: How the Web Became a Perilous Place

By The Washington Post

The Internet can appear to be elegantly designed, but as The Washington Post’s Craig Timberg demonstrated in his illuminating series “Net of Insecurity,” the network is much more an assemblage of kludges—more Frankenstein than Ferrari—that endure because they work, or at least work well enough. Many have tried to write about the origins of the Internet. But never before has a writer so thoroughly elucidated the history of the security of the internet – and why basic flaws in its design continue to leave this country wide open to digital threats.

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Ferguson: Three Minutes That Changed America

By Wesley Lowery

Three minutes in middle America shook a nation to its foundation. To many, it shone a spotlight on the frequently violent, often deadly interactions between young men of color and police departments. It highlighted the racial disparity in policing techniques, in response to crime, and in how race relations are perceived in an America where many incorrectly pride the country on being "post-racial." From the Pulitzer Prize winning Washington Post comes a meticulously detailed, insightful report on the killing that brought the nation's attention to a city coming apart at the seams.

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Civil War Stories: A 150th Anniversary Collection

By The Washington Post

At The Washington Post, the Civil War has held an enduring fascination for both readers and writers. Raging from 1861-1865, the Battle Between the States has left a lasting imprint on the United States' collective psyche for 150 years. "Civil War Stories: A 150th Anniversary Collection" aggregates historical data with contemporary reflections, as journalists and historians put the bloody war into context.

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Justice in Indian Country

By Sari Horwitz

his eye-opening report is the product of a year-long investigation into how the legal system in Indian country fails some of America's most vulnerable citizens—and what is being done to begin to rectify an ongoing tragedy. Sari Horwitz, recipient of the ASNE Award for Distinguished Writing on Diversity, traveled to an Indian reservation in Minnesota to interview a Native American woman who had been sexually assaulted, as had her mother and daughter. In each case, the assailants, who were not Native American, were not prosecuted due to loopholes in the laws on jurisdiction of criminal prosecution on Indian reservations. This story set her off on a journey across the country, into remote villages and tribal lands where Horwitz uncovered the widespread failures of the American legal system and its inability to protect Native American women and children.

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Holiday Cookies: 45 of Our Best Recipes

By The Washington Post

The Washington Post shares some of its favorite recipes, culled from nine years of annual Holiday Cookies editions. This collection features 45 fun and delicious make-ahead recipes, including traditional sugar cookies, spiced cookies, low-fat cookies, no-bakes, gluten-free and more—all with full-color photos.

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NSA Secrets: Government Spying in the Internet Age

By The Washington Post

The NSA's extensive surveillance program has riveted America as the public questions the threats to their privacy. As reported by The Washington Post, in their Pulitzer Prize-winning coverage of whistleblower Edward Snowden's NSA leaks, NSA SECRETS delves into the shadowy world of information gathering, exposing how data about you is being gathered every day.

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NSA Secrets: Government Spying in the Internet Age

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The Kennedy Baby: The Loss that Transformed JFK

By Steven Levingston

"The Kennedy Baby" is a vivid drama of a national tragedy and private trauma for the Kennedy family, taking readers through the lead up to the birth, the ordeal in the hospital, and JFK’s personal growth through his hardship and the progress toward a changed marriage – a breakthrough all the more acute in light of the tragedy that loomed only months away.

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The Permanent War: Rise of the Drones

By The Washington Post

The Pulitzer Prize-nominated examination of the United States drone campaign, and U.S. counterterrorism policies. Collected together for the first time, The Permanent War is the result of a year of investigative reporting on the who, what, and how behind the targeted killing policies that will form the core of American counterterrorism efforts for years to come.

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Zero Day: The Threat in Cyberspace

By Robert O'Harrow Jr.

So much of the world’s activity takes place on the internet now – including commerce, banking and communications -- the Pentagon has declared war in cyberspace an inevitability. For more than a year, Washington Post reporter Robert O'Harrow has explored the threats proliferating in our digital universe. This e-book is a compilation of that reporting. With chapters built around real people, including hackers, security researchers and corporate executives, this book will help regular people, lawmakers and businesses better understand the mind-bending challenge of keeping the internet safe from hackers and security breaches -- and all out war.

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The Original Watergate Stories

By The Washington Post

To mark the 40th anniversary of the Watergate scandal, The Washington Post's seminal Watergate stories have been gathered together for the first time as an e-book, including a foreword by journalists Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein assessing the impact of their stories 40 years later.

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The Hunt for bin Laden

By The Washington Post, Edited by Tom Shroder

The long and secret effort to track down Osama bin Laden has been called the biggest, costliest manhunt in history. This reconstruction, compiled from reporting from more than two-dozen Washington Post correspondents and staffers over more than 15 years, traces the hunt from its beginnings in 1997, during the Clinton administration.

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