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How an assault victim sought justice when the system failed her

How one assault victim fought back against a successful D.C. chef. The tumultuous relationship between President Trump and Michael Bloomberg. And, what it feels like in the polar vortex.
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‘This man has assaulted six women in DC’
In the summer of 2017, something happened that got a little attention in the local news here in Washington. A woman started showing up at bars and restaurants in a trendy part of town and passing out fliers to the people who worked there.

The fliers were printed with color photos of a man in a chef’s hat and an apron, identified as Jayro Cruz. And under the photos, the caption said: “This man has assaulted six women in DC”

At the time, Cruz was a prominent D.C. chef, working in a popular French restaurant.

Amy Brittain is an investigative reporter for The Post, and she tells the story of Lauren Clark, the victim who sought to bring her attacker to justice after the system let her down.

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A tale of two billionaires
In many ways, Michael Bloomberg and President Trump have an awful lot in common: They’re both New Yorkers, both billionaires and both political chameleons. But in the span of a few short years, their relationship has gone from a convenient friendship to a public rivalry -- and with Bloomberg contemplating a presidential run, they could even face off in 2020.

National political reporter Michael Kranish has been investigating their history and interviewed the president about how their friendship fell apart.

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What’s cooler than being cool? Ice cold.
Christopher Ingraham is a data reporter for The Post who lives in rural Minnesota. The truth is, he doesn’t know exactly how cold it got at his house this week -- his thermometer measures only as low as minus-40. What he knows, though, is that at a certain point he stopped feeling cold. And all he could feel was pain.

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About Post Reports

Post Reports is the daily podcast from The Washington Post. Unparalleled reporting. Expert insight. Clear analysis. Everything you’ve come to expect from the newsroom of The Post -- for your ears.