washingtonpost One would never have guessed that this 60-year-old Korean woman, who runs a dry-cleaning business with her husband, is actually an aunt of Kim Jong Un, the leader of North Korea

Since defecting from North Korea, the former royal has been living an anonymous life here in the United States with her family. She and her husband agreed to talk with two Post reporters to tell us what it was like leaving the royal family, fleeing North Korea and creating a new life in America. Learn about their journey in the link in our bio! (Photo by @yanapaskova) #northkorea #korean #asia
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washingtonpost During his trip to #Hiroshima, President #Obama placed a wreath at the cenotaph for the victims of the 1945 atomic bombing. Obama became the first sitting U.S. president to visit the site of the world's first atomic bomb attackHis visit "was infused with symbolism for the two nations that have evolved from bitter World War II enemies into close allies," writes our White House correspondent @davidnakamura, who followed the president during his trip to both #Vietnam and #Japan. (Photo by Ma Ping/Pool/AP) #asia #travel #peace 3d

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washingtonpost This photo of 2nd Lt. Alix Schoelcher Idrache, standing at attention during the commencement ceremony at #WestPoint, went viral after it was published on West Point's Facebook page Idrache explained the three things that led him to tears on the military academy's Instagram page: "The first is where I started. I am from #Haiti and never did I imagine that such honor would be one day bestowed on me. The second is where I am. Men and women who have preserved the very essence of the human condition stood in that position and took the same oath....The third is my future....Knowing that one day I will be a #pilot is humbling beyond words." 🛩 Idrache will be moving to Fort Rucker in Alabama to start flight school. ( by Staff Sgt. Vito T. Bryant/ Army) #military #graduation #army 4d

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washingtonpost What generation do you belong to? We take a look at the newest generation who will be transforming society as we know it: Generation Z

Learn more about the newest generation, born with the Internet and all sorts of information right at their fingertips, in the link in our bio!
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  •   ilovedoctorwho13 I was born in 1984, and I don't consider myself a millennial. I know how to write in cursive, and I know how to use a typewriter. How many millennials can do that? I'm not a millennial. #notamillennial 5d
  •   felix_constant You're definitely right Doc, who' millennial? Meaning u're above 1k, lol 4d
  •   a_barn @uwsider9 read the article. Gen Z is the generation of kids, children aged 10 to 20. My 11 year old daughter is in this group of kids and she is anything but a zero. She's smart, extremely aware and concerned about the world around her. She's also kind, and open minded. Yeah she's a bit self absorbed but what pre- adolescent girl wasn't at that age? @t.rgsc made some really good, well articulated points, but I think everyone is assuming this article is about the so-called millennial generation of 20-somethings. For those who complain about these kids and their addiction to their online devices I have just one question: Who bought these children their devices? YOU did. 4d

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washingtonpost If Air Force One had a baby or little sibling, what would it look like? Well, here's your answer. President Obama's plane on the runway in #Hanoi is flanked by a U.S. government support jet. When #Potus goes abroad he needs so much support personnel, including State Department officials and additional Secret Service, that a second plane follows closely behind. Any plane the president rides on is technically #AirForceOne. There are 13 seats in the press cabin in the very rear of the plane. On the trip from Washington to Hanoi, we refueled at US military installations in Anchorage, Alaska, and outside Tokyo. The Big Bird could refuel in flight but the unnecessarily risky maneuver is reserved for emergencies. The best thing about flying on the presidential jet--no airport lines, no waiting for takeoff: Once Potus arrives, we're off, ready or not. This is my last post for the day. AF1 wheels up later on Wednesday for Japan where I'll be posting more from this trip on my personal account. -- @davidnakamura 6d

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washingtonpost WATCH: So I've shown you the enthusiastic crowds for President #Obama in Vietnam; the media that documents his journey; and the Secret Service that protects him. Now how do they all come together? Watch this video of Obama greeting crowds after doing an interview with celebrity chef @anthonybourdain in the middle of a downpour in a narrow alleyway in the Me Tri neighborhood of #Hanoi. We got soaked and jostled and the scene is a bit chaotic. But it's moments like this, with the president carrying his own umbrella down a street far from #Washington, that I'll remember from my time covering the leader of the free world. It's been fun to give you a glimpse into #POTUS tour of Vietnam. Follow me @davidnakamura for more this week, including from the president's historic trip to Hiroshima. #ObamaInAsia #vietnam #asia #travel 6d

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washingtonpost When President Obama comes to town, these guys show up with him. This is the #SecretService counter-assault team, known as CAT. And in those black bags are the heavy artillery that will protect the commander-in-chief in case of an attack when he's outside the White House. Their job is to lay down "overwhelming suppressive cover fire," as one agent told me, while the presidential protective detail (PPD), the guys in suits and earpieces, get #Potus into the steel-plated limo, called "the beast," and out of danger. The CAT rides in an SUV just a few vehicles behind in the motorcade--all six of them squished inside with their weapons, highly trained and ready to react. #obamainvietnam -- @davidnakamura #vietnam #asia #travel 6d

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washingtonpost President Obama visited the #JadeEmperorPagoda in Ho Chi Minh City and received a tour from Thich Minh Thong, the abbot. The @WhiteHouse press pool was granted a brief "photo spray" to document the visit. The two boom mikes visible on the top right are for sound for the television crews--one from CNN and the other from the White House web site. The woman on the left holding a camera is Associated Press staff photographer Carolyn Kastor (@ckaster). The man in the bottom left corner is part of Obama's Secret Service detail. The president is observing a Buddhist statue. When a tour guide told Obama a lot of people in Asia hope for good blessings to have a son, the president replied: "I like daughters." -- @davidnakamura #vietnam #asia #travel 6d
  •   dulceapplesauce I admire Obama's statement. 6d
  •   introspection_ 4 more years. 6d
  •   boboguai 不要玷污神灵!为什么要背手!只有耶稣是神哦?还多元文化呢!没文化吧! 6d

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washingtonpost Hi, I'm @davidnakamura White House correspondent for the Washington Post. Today I'm inside President Obama's press pool as he tours #Hanoi and #HoChiMinhCity, where large crowds have gathered to catch a glimpse of the President and his entourage. I'll be showing you all the excitement and behind-the-scenes action from the day, such as these Ho Chi Minh residents on the motorcade route through the city. #vietnam #asia #travel 6d

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washingtonpost Our White House reporter @davidnakamura is following President #Obama as he embarks on a week-long trip to Vietnam and Japan in hopes of strengthening U.S. relations in the area

Included in this trip will be a historic visit to #Hiroshima, where Obama will become the first sitting U.S. president to visit the site of the world's first atomic bombing

David will also be taking over The Post's Instagram account for a day and will show what it's like to follow the president in the @whitehouse press pool! Be sure to check back for more pictures of Obama's trip. #asia #Japan #Vietnam #USA #news #travel
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washingtonpost Come join us for our annual #PostHunt!The hunt is a massive puzzle that runs between noon and roughly 4 p.m. this Sunday!It's free to everyone and you'll spend the entire afternoon trying to untangle five diabolical, large-scale puzzles inserted around the city.🕵Come out, have fun and may the odds be ever in your favor. More details in the link in our bio! (Design by @thomasburden) #dc 1w
  •   tonydetroit HB2 is the best law ever. Thanks for supporting it with your news reporting. 1w
  •   mikelawl1 your newspaper is an abomination. oh how the mighty have fallen since the days you broke the Watergate scandal. you & People magazine are now on the same level of journalism & that may be insulting to People 1w

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washingtonpost After finishing their final stop in #HongKong, our own @jabinbotsford @andrea.sachs are back from their trip around the world! 🌎

Over the past 20 days the two have visited seven countries and numerous cities along the way.
Check out their entire adventure in the link in our bio! #travel #asia #china #adventure (Photo: The view of Hong Kong at #sunset seen from Victoria Peak by @jabinbotsford)
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washingtonpost A new Washington Post poll shows 9 in 10 Native Americans say they're not offended by the Washington @Redskins' name

This latest poll shows how few ordinary #NativeAmericans have been persuaded by a national movement to change the football team’s moniker

We surveyed 504 Native Americans across the nation, including in #DC, and the results revealed that the minds of Native Americans have remained unchanged since a 2004 poll by the Annenberg Public Policy CenterAmong the Native Americans reached over a five-month period, ending in April, more than 7 in 10 said they did not feel the word “Redskin” was disrespectful to #Indians. An even higher number — 8 in 10 — said they would not be offended if a non-native called them that nameLearn more about the findings from our latest poll ---> http://wapo.st/1U7iE1F #NativeAmerican #football #nfl #Redskins #HTTR
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washingtonpost When you think of #Aerosmith, what song comes to mind?

It's been 30 years since the band came together with Run-D.M.C. to produce the iconic song, "Walk This Way." We've been given exclusive video of the collaboration plus interviews with members who recalled how the process went down from start to finish.

Check out the never-before-seen footage in the link in our bio. #music #rap #hiphop #rock (Photo by WireImage)
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washingtonpost What's your favorite Run-D.M.C. song?🎙 We published an extensive oral history of the group's major collaboration with #Aerosmith -- an experiment that happened 30 years ago and produced "Walk This Way"

Share your memories of the song by annotating the lyrics in the link in our bio! #music #rap #hiphop #rock ( from the Bill Adler archive at the @cornellhiphopcollection)
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washingtonpost Thirty years ago, a rap trio from #Queens and veteran rockers from #Boston came together to make history -- producing the legendary song “Walk This Way"

At the time when both groups were pitched the idea in 1986, Run-D.M.C. were already minor stars and musical revolutionaries. Steven Tyler and Joe Perry, the leaders of the down-and-out #Aerosmith, were struggling with drugs and low record sales

Despite the stark difference in genres, both groups would come together and create what would become one of the most important songs of the modern #pop era🎙

Check out never-before-seen footage of the collaboration and exclusive interviews with the artists in the link in our bio! #rock #rocknroll #rap #hiphop #music (Photo by Lloyd Nelson from the Bill Adler archive at the @cornellhiphopcollection)
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washingtonpost President Obama honored 13 police officers who performed extraordinary acts of bravery. Each officer was awarded the Public Safety Officer Medal of Valor 🎖 These officers had gone through a range of situations: Some had suffered stab wounds or burn wounds. Others had defused tense hostage situations to protect members of their communities.They hailed from large and small #police departments across the country, and the situations they experienced required a high amount of discipline, calm, concentration and more. "...if it had not been for their bravery, we likely would have lost a lot of people -- mothers, fathers, sons, daughters, friends and loved ones. They did it instinctively. This is an award that none of them sought. If they could go back in time, I suspect they’d prefer none of this had happened," #Obama said. #officer #award #brave (Photo by Carolyn Kaster/AP) 2w
  •   wearethegypsies Just like the rest of the world. There are good ones, bad ones, heroes and criminals. 2w
  •   dcatx 🖕🖕🖕 2w
  •   jagabach I watched the whole ceremony! Awesome people!!! 2w
  •   dabiring Nice one 1w

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washingtonpost @Annafifield and our team of Post reporters recently finished their coverage of a rare congress in #NorthKorea! During their last few days in the country, they explored the area dubbed "#Pyonghattan," which is basically the #Manhattan area of North Korea -- full of the 1 percent and the country's elite class who have plenty of spending power, despite the country's economy.One night, the team ate at a German-themed restaurant near the Juche Tower (pictured above) where a prime steak with a baked potato went for $48

Check out what else our team got to see, and eat, in the link in our bio. Photo: Juche Tower lights up red during a fireworks celebration, which marked the culmination of the Seventh Congress of the Workers' Party by Linda Davidson/The Washington Post #korea #korean #pyongyang
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  •   unruly180 I agree with the above. This post is making N Korea sound like a delightful travel destination and not the perpetrator of horrific human rights violations that it is. Bad, bad taste. 2w
  •   theresa_novak85 They risked arrest to report on N Korea, their access is controlled, and you rag on them for reporting on the excesses of the 1%? Better stop your knees from jerking. 2w
  •   delusional_pat Oh wow. They have a congress? 2w
  •   chawse8 What else are they supposed to eat 2w

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washingtonpost Happy Monday everyone️ (Photo by @teddyamen) #work #morning #life #news #dc 2w

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washingtonpost Have you crossed Sligo Creek on the scenic Carroll Avenue #Bridge? Share a photo of it and tag us, we may feature your photo on our Instagram! The archaic bridge is getting a much needed makeover after the #Maryland State Highway Administration launched a $12 million project to preserve it🛠 (Photo by Carol Highsmith/Library of Congress) #architecture #nature 2w

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