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One costly expense report

My expense report consists primarily of parking receipts and courthouse document copies. So I was impressed when I read a former legal secretary charged more than $46,000 on a company credit card to finance her side business – male exotic dancers. Jarriette Richie, 41, ...

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First lawsuit filed in Metro crash

Deep in today’s WaPo story about the deadliest crash in Metro history is this nugget: The first lawsuit against Metro as a result of the crash was filed yesterday, and more are expected. The parents of Davonne Flanagan, 15, of ...

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NABJ to honor sports writer Michael Wilbon

The National Association of Black Journalists has announced that Washington Post columnist Michael Wilbon will be honored with its Lifetime Achievement Award. Wilbon will join other honorees at the Salute to Excellence Awards Gala on Aug. 8 in Tampa. A ...

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“Judge” granted a reprieve

I, like many others, religiously read newspaper comics. (Among my favorites: Pearls Before Swine, F Minus, Get Fuzzy and Speed Bump.) So while I never read Judge Parker, I was pleased to learn The Washington Post has returned the strip to its print edition after an uproar ...

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Don’t get rough with McGruff

Two recent crime stories that grabbed my attention: A Washington, D.C. bus driver was fired last week after allegedly punching McGruff the Crime Dog in the head. Shawn Brim was driving a bus Feb. 28 when he got out of ...

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Waterboarding as a motivational tool

When it comes to humor, there is a fine line between funny and tasteless. There’s also a fine line between being topical and yesterday’s news. The lines intersect at different points, creating enough angles to exhaust a protractor. That said, ...

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Way to go Post!

I may be breaking some ancient newsroom commandment by praising another newspaper, but among the six Pulitzer Prizes won by the Washington Post was one for public service for its series of stories exposing the mistreatment of veterans at Walter ...

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