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The story behind a global e-scooter recall

Peter Holley investigates the dangers of e-scooters. Philip Rucker debriefs on the president’s surprise trip to Iraq over this tumultuous holiday. Plus, Chuck Culpepper revisits a Kentucky town haunted by a high school football loss from 25 years ago.
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Safety-check: E-scooters
Tech reporter Peter Holley is an e-scooter obsessive. But his own experiences with the vehicles -- along with reports of brake malfunctions, flammable parts and spiking scooter-related ER visits -- have also prompted him to ask: Are they at all safe?

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Trump’s Yuletide gloom
The holidays are usually a quiet time for politics. This year is different.
President Trump has left the country to visit troops in Iraq, taking a break from days of stewing over his stalemate with Congress. The ongoing fight over his proposed border wall between the United States and Mexico has led to a partial shutdown of the federal government. The Post’s Philip Rucker walks us through the president’s trip to the Middle East, which comes on the heels of announced plans to withdraw troops from Syria and draw down U.S. forces in Afghanistan.

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A Kentucky town, 25 years after a major football loss
In December 1993, a Prestonsburg high school football team lost 13-12 in the state championship. More than a quarter-century later, the town, along with the Blackcats players in particular, still hasn’t recovered. Sports writer Chuck Culpepper returned to Prestonsburg this winter to revisit this haunting loss.

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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.