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  1. William B. Ewald Jr., Eisenhower speechwriter and biographer, diesRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Mar 19 | The Washington Post

    William B. Ewald Jr., who mined his experience as an aide to President Dwight D. Eisenhower to write several books that shined a flattering light on his leadership and resolve, died March 16 at his home in Greenwich, Conn. He was 89. Dr. Ewald was teaching the humanities at Harvard University in 1954 when, with an introduction from a former classmate then working for Eisenhower, the chance arose to join the White House staff.

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  2. The self-destructive mania of Rep. Aaron SchockRead the original story

    Wednesday Mar 18 | The Washington Post

    The Republican from Illinois, who said yesterday he would resign from Congress effective March 31, is the kind of guy who has it all. Looks.

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  3. Timeline of key events leading to Rep. Schock's resignationRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Mar 17 | The Washington Post

    U.S. Rep. Aaron Schock, 33, a Republican from Peoria, Illinois, said Tuesday that he would resign following weeks of revelations about business deals and lavish spending. Here is a timeline of key events leading up to his resignation: -Feb. 2: The Washington Post reports that an interior decorator donated her services to redo Schock's congressional office in the style of TV show "Downton Abbey," despite House rules that broadly prohibit members of Congress from accepting gifts or services valued at more than $50.

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  4. Aaron Schock: The congressman felled by Downton AbbeyRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Mar 17 | The Washington Post

    Rep. Aaron Schock gives a news conference about his recent spending controversies outside his office in Peoria, Ill. on March 6. The downfall of Rep. Aaron Schock could just as easily have never happened.

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  5. Rep. Aaron Schock plans to resign in wake of spending probeRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Mar 17 | The Washington Post

    Rep. Aaron Schock , who in a matter of weeks went from a fast track to national prominence to beset by numerous reports of spending misdeeds, announced his resignation Tuesday, a House leadership aide said. Schock, 33, had endured weeks of headlines about the manner in which he has spent from his taxpayer-funded account for official expenses.

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  6. Schock faces preliminary review of spending practicesRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Mar 16 | The Washington Post

    Ethics officials are examining the office of Rep. Aaron Schock following weeks of headlines about the manner in which he has spent from his taxpayer-funded account for official expenses. According to a source familiar with the review, the Office of Congressional Ethics is reviewing the collection of issues raised by reports that started with a $40,000 tab on decorating his Capitol Hill office in the manner of the PBS show "Downton Abbey" and continued into personal finances and travel expenditures.

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  7. Lawmaker facing spending probe benefited from donor projectsRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Mar 13 | The Washington Post

    A No Trespassing sign posted by the Greater Peoria Sanitary District tops a post near a farm field at 4410 W. Southport Road in Peoria, Ill., on Thursday, March 12, 2015. Rep. Aaron Schock, R-Ill., under scrutiny for lavishly redecorating his Capitol Hill office and flying aboard private planes owned by donors, has built his personal wealth off extensive business dealings with campaign contributors since entering politics more than a decade ago.

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  8. Aaron Schock has suddenly become really boring on InstagramRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Mar 11 | The Washington Post

    U.S. Rep. Aaron Schock gives a news conference regarding his recent spending controversies outside his office in Peoria, Ill., on March 6. Under scrutiny for lavish expenses, including redecorating his Washington office in the style of the PBS television series "Downton Abbey," the Illinois congressman announced that he has hired private firms to oversee spending for his official and campaign operations. Say goodbye to the shirtless ziplining posts.

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  9. Lawmaker facing expenses questions hires lawyers, PR expertsRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 24, 2015 | The Washington Post

    In this Feb. 6, 2015 file photo, Rep. Aaron Schock, R-Ill., speaks to reporters in Peoria, Ill. Schock spent taxpayer and campaign funds on private airplanes to fly him around the country on aircraft owned by some of his key donors, The Associated Press has found.

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  10. Lawmaker with lavish decor billed private planes, concertsRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 23, 2015 | The Washington Post

    In this Feb. 6, 2015 file photo, Rep. Aaron Schock, R-Ill., speaks to reporters in Peoria, Ill. Schock spent taxpayer and campaign funds on private airplanes to fly him around the country on aircraft owned by some of his key donors, The Associated Press has found.

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  11. Rep. Schock faces ethics questions on home saleRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 9, 2015 | The Washington Post

    In this Feb. 6, 2015 file photo, Republican U.S. Rep. Aaron Schock speaks to reporters in Peoria, Ill., before meetings with constituents. A watchdog group has filed a complaint against Schock over his home sale to a campaign donor.

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  12. Why Aaron Schock quickly dumped ColeRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 6, 2015 | The Washington Post

    Benjamin Cole deserved to be fired. At the beginning of the week, we were talking about the ham-handed attempt by the former communications director to Rep. Aaron Schock to quash Ben Terris's great story about Schock's fabulous " Downton Abbey"-inspired office .

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  13. Perspective: How the internet changed the weather journalism industryRead the original story

    Dec 18, 2014 | The Washington Post

    Whenever I see an over-hyped weather headline, I grow nostalgic about long-gone days in the mid-1990s when online news pioneers believed the road to success was timely, accurate, and trustworthy reporting. Jason Samenow gave a good example of the increasingly common, over-the-top reporting his Oct. 21 discussion of a weather.com home page link, "Nor'easter to threaten millions," which led to a story about an ordinary East Coast storm.

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  14. 8 things you didna t read todayRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 12, 2014 | The Washington Post

    Sen.-elect Joni Ernst walks through the halls of the U.S. Senate on Nov. 12 as lawmakers return for the lame duck session following the midterm elections, and new members begin their orientation. 1. Sen. Mary Landrieu wasn't on the trail today , trying to win votes for the upcoming Louisiana runoff.

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  15. On Veterans Day, 10 photos of troops returning homeRead the original story

    Nov 11, 2014 | The Washington Post

    U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Jordan A.D. Sanford, security forces journeyman with the 182nd Security Forces Squadron, reunites with family and friends after arriving home at the General Wayne A. Downing Peoria International Airport in Peoria, Ill., on Aug. 6. He and 17 Illinois Air National Guardsmen deployed to Southwest Asia for seven months. On the 11th day of the 11th hour of the 11th day of November in 1918, the armistice between Germany and the Allied Powers went into effect, ending The Great War after more than four years of fighting and the deaths of more than 9 million troops and 7 million civilians.

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  16. Former Illini coaches speak at McClain's funeralRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 22, 2014 | The Washington Post

    It seems no one knew that former University of Illinois assistant basketball coach Wayne McClain had cancer until just before he died last week. Not even his brother Terry.

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  17. Fake tweets stir debate about parody, lawsuitRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 18, 2014 | The Washington Post

    In this Aug. 7, 2014 photo, Jon Daniel speaks during an interview with The Associated Press at the American Civil Liberties Union of Illinois office in Chicago. Daniel, who created a spoof Twitter account in the name of Peoria Mayor Jim Ardis, is taking his case to federal court after police raided his home.

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  18. Three heroes among U.S. Postal Service letter carriersRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 10, 2014 | The Washington Post

    Postal workers run into foul weather and the occasional angry dog while doing their jobs, which is nothing out of the ordinary for them. But what about the employees who encounter emergency situations, or just residents in need of a little support? The National Association of Letter Carriers each year recognizes "daily deeds of bravery and simple compassion" from its members, who drive and walk the streets of virtually every American community to deliver mail for the U.S. Postal Service.

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  19. ObituariesRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 5, 2014 | The Washington Post

    Paul E. Jordan Jr., 65, who retired from the Metropolitan Police Department as a sergeant in 2004 after 27 years service, died Aug. 20 at his home in Clarksville, Md. The cause was cardiac arrest resulting from complications of Alzheimer's disease, said his wife, Suzanne Jordan.

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  20. What comedian Patton Oswalt did on his Twitter-free summer vacationRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 2, 2014 | The Washington Post

    In her book " Alone Together ," professor Sherry Turkle writes of the world we've all created for ourselves on social media.

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