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U.S. agencies want to 'Russia-proof' 2020. The White House isn't on board.

Lena Sun on the growing cases of measles in the U.S. Shane Harris on the White House’s downplaying of warning signs of Russian interference ahead of the 2020 election. Plus, Simon Denyer on the end of an era in Japan.
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Once erased, measles is back in the U.S.
More than 700 people have gotten sick with the measles this year. Half of the outbreaks were associated with close-knit religious or cultural communities that were undervaccinated.

Lena H. Sun covers infectious diseases for The Post and tells host Martine Powers why measles, once eradicated in the United States, is back.

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Russia could mess with the presidential election (again)
U.S. officials are preparing the 2020 presidential election infrastructure against clandestine attacks from Russia on the voting system. Between cyber threats and the spread of disinformation on social media, officials say there are many ways the Russian government could compromise voting.

With all of that known, the White House is still saying that the electorate should not be worried. Shane Harris, an intelligence and national security reporter for The Post, discusses why this matters and why the White House is keeping mum.

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Japan’s emperor abdicates the throne
Japan’s Emperor Akihito has stepped down from the Chrysanthemum Throne. Tokyo bureau chief Simon Denyer explains this turning point in Japan.

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