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Private companies are reviving the Space Coast. Can it last?

Joanna Slater on India’s election, the largest exercise of democracy ever. Christian Davenport on the business resurgence along Florida’s Space Coast. And a gift for Morehouse College 2019 graduates.
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A test for the world’s largest democracy
The results of India’s election — so massive it took six weeks to conduct — are expected this week. But with nearly 900 million voters and 450 parties, all eyes are on one man: Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

India bureau chief Joanna Slater breaks down Modi’s polarizing reelection campaign, Rahul Gandhi’s unconventional run as the anti-Modi, and the challenges of executing the country’s large-scale election process.

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Relaunching Florida’s Space Coast
With the end of the U.S. space shuttle program in 2011, Florida’s Space Coast — the stretch of land just east of Orlando that serves as the site of NASA rocket launches — was in decline. Now, as private space companies flock to the area, the Space Coast is seeing an economic revival.

Christian Davenport profiles the businesses profiting from the resurgence of Florida’s space industry, documenting the commercial change in what was once a government town. But he also asks: Will the influx of cash last?

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‘My family is going to create a grant to eliminate your student loans!’
Billionaire Robert F. Smith delivers an unexpected graduation gift for Morehouse College’s class of 2019 — paying off the student loan debt of nearly 400 graduates.

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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.