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Dan Zak

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Yayo Grassi, a former student, had the only “real audience” with Francis, a day before Kim Davis.

  • Oct 2, 2015

The news came as the Vatican said the pontiff’s visit with Kim Davis was not a complete endorsement.

  • Oct 2, 2015

Grassi and a small group of people met with Pope Francis at the Vatican Embassy the day before the pope met with Kim Davis.

  • Oct 2, 2015

When the pope addressed the crowds outside the Capitol Thursday morning, Miles was behind him at a microphone, like the Wizard of Oz.

  • Sep 25, 2015

The two Catholics are beloved by many. But they were also controversial during their time.

  • Sep 24, 2015

During his brief capital parade, Francis gave thumbs up and blessings to a jubilant crowd.

  • Sep 23, 2015

Traveling with Francis: a personal valet, the “Vat Pack” and one lucky low-level Vatican staffer.

  • Sep 22, 2015

Six 20-somethings in D.C. will give up many comforts of modern life for a year to serve the sick and the poor.

  • Sep 15, 2015

Have you been nice or mean to the Donald? That’s basically all that matters to him.

  • Aug 18, 2015

The fake account of the 37th president might be exactly the type of analysis we need.

  • Jul 29, 2015
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Dan Zak is a feature writer and general assignment reporter based in the Style section. He has reported from a bathroom of the Vanity Fair Oscar party, a Hurricane Hunter over the Gulf of Mexico, an MRAP in Iraq's Anbar province, the East Room of the White House, and the gymnasium of the Alexandria jail. He joined the Post in 2005, after stints as an editorial assistant at Entertainment Weekly and a city-desk reporter and obituary writer at The Buffalo News. He was born and raised in Buffalo, N.Y.


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