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The culture clash at the center of New York’s measles outbreak

Lenny Bernstein on New York City’s mandatory vaccination order; Juliet Eilperin on how the military is approaching climate change differently than the White House; and Ryan Pfeffer on what it’s like to die on “Game of Thrones.”
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An insular community in the spotlight
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced a vaccination order to quash a measles outbreak in Brooklyn — creating a direct culture clash with the city’s ultra-Orthodox Jewish community.

More than 250 cases have been reported, and disease detectives for the city have been deployed to two communities to try to stop its spread. Post health reporter Lenny Bernstein went to Brooklyn’s Williamsburg neighborhood to find out why people aren’t vaccinating their kids.

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White House, military out of lockstep when it comes to climate change
The White House is calling into question the scientific consensus that the continued burning of fossil fuels is harming the planet. The military has taken a different tone however, and leaders say climate change a significant security threat.

The rest of the federal government has not offered its support to the administration in its efforts to contradict climate change. Post senior national affairs correspondent Juliet Eilperin explains that the Pentagon is one of several parts of the executive branch to continue work acknowledging the reality of climate change.

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‘What is dead may never die’
The final season of “Game of Thrones” premieres Sunday night, and writer Ryan Pfeffer walks us through a few of the series’ more than 2,000 deaths and what it was like for those actors to die in the series.

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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.