Former Washington Post editor Ben Bradlee dies

Ben BradleeIn a charmed life of newspapering, Bradlee seemed always to be in just the right place.


Three Denver girls reportedly en route to Turkey detained, sent home

By Aruna Viswanatha and Mark Hosenball WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Three teenage girls from Denver who had been missing since last week and were reported to be traveling to Turkey were picked up in Germany and sent back home, U.S. officials said on Tuesday. Voice of America reported this week that one of the girls told German authorities they were on their way to Turkey, which has been considered a principal transit route for foreigners looking to fight with Islamist militants in Syria. U.S. officials declined to say if they suspected a link between the girls and militants in the region. ...

Former Washington Post editor Ben Bradlee dies at age 93

File photo of the Presidential Medal of Freedom on journalist Ben Bradlee at a ceremony in the East Room of the White House in WashingtonBy Bill Trott WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Former Washington Post editor Ben Bradlee, who oversaw the newspaper's coverage of the Watergate scandal that toppled President Richard Nixon, died on Tuesday at age 93, the paper said. As executive editor from 1968 until 1991, Bradlee became one of the most important figures in Washington, as well as part of journalism history, while transforming the Post from a staid morning daily into one of the most dynamic and respected publications in the United States. Bradlee died at his home in Washington of natural causes, the paper said. ...


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