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Loyal bulldog, furious fixer: The two Michael Cohens

Paul Schwartzman on the path that led Michael Cohen to Donald Trump. Lena Sun on the preventable measles outbreak in Washington state. And Anna Fifield on China’s “leftover women.”
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‘Cohen was about Cohen’
Michael Cohen, the legally embattled former lawyer to President Trump, has been in the news a lot. But few know the man behind the infamous headlines. Paul Schwartzman specializes in political profiles for The Washington Post.

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Measles outbreak in Washington state
In Washington state, nearly 60 people are infected with the measles partly because of parents who oppose getting their children vaccinated. The state legislature is considering a bill that would restrict the ability of parents to opt out of vaccinations -- a move that is strongly opposed by anti-vaccination advocates.

Lena Sun covers infectious diseases for The Post and says that this current outbreak was completely preventable.

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The ‘leftover women’ of China
The dating scene in China is getting so complicated that companies are giving their women employees love leave. This is more than just playing matchmaker. This is also a government attempt to reverse the adverse effects of the country’s infamous one-child policy.

Anna Fifield, The Post’s Beijing bureau chief says the stress piles up around the Lunar New Year every February and leaves women with the burden of being seen as “leftover” if they don’t get married before they turn 25.

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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.