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He doesn't do reality TV and he's not a struggling Hollywood starlet, but Adm. Bill McRaven did lead the raid that killed Osama bin Laden. McRaven was Post reporter @KTumulty's +1 at the #WHCD. Photo by @amyegardner1. #latergram #leadership #obl
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User Image washingtonpost Posted: Nov 21, 2017 10:09 PM (UTC)
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On Tuesday afternoon, President Trump appeared to offer support for GOP candidate Roy Moore in the Alabama Senate race, saying the former state judge “totally denies” allegations that he sexually molested underage girls years ago. “He denies it,” Trump told reporters at the White House. “He says it didn't happen and you have to listen to him, also.” Trump also criticized Democrat Doug Jones, Moore's opponent, as being “terrible on crime, terrible on borders.” And added, "We don’t need a liberal person in there, a Democrat." The president's comments came as Moore has faced mounting pressure from his party, as well as Ivanka Trump, over accusations that he pursued romantic relations with teenage girls and sexually molested two of them. Photo by @jabinbotsford@washingtonpost
User Image washingtonpost Posted: Nov 21, 2017 7:23 PM (UTC)
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President Donald Trump pardons Drumstick the turkey at the National Thanksgiving Turkey pardoning ceremony in the Rose Garden at the White House in Washington. This is the 70th anniversary of the National Thanksgiving Turkey presentation. Photo by @jabinbotsford@washingtonpost
User Image washingtonpost Posted: Nov 21, 2017 6:39 PM (UTC)
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Restoration of the Iwo Jima U.S. Marine Corps War Memorial was completed on Tuesday in Arlington, Virginia, after billionaire Philanthropist David Rubenstein donated $5.37 million dollars to refurbish it. The memorial is based on the famous photograph that Associated Press photographer Joe Rosenthal took of a group of Marines and a Navy corpsman raising an American flag atop Iwo Jima’s Mount Suribachi on Feb. 23, 1945. It was created by Felix de Weldon, an Austrian-born painter, sculptor and U.S. Navy veteran, and was dedicated on Nov. 10, 1954. Rubenstein's donation went toward cleaning and waxing the statue, which hadn’t been done in about a decade. Photo by Mark Wilson—Getty Images
User Image washingtonpost Posted: Nov 21, 2017 5:21 PM (UTC)
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People holding Zimbabwean flags celebrate in the street after the resignation of Zimbabwe's president, Robert Mugabe, on November 21, 2017 in Harare. His ouster comes after years of economic ruin, political repression and erratic rule by the increasingly senile leader. While the exact succession process to replace Mugabe is still unknown, Zimbabweans wasted no time in showing their excitement at the dawning of a new political era. Car horns blared and cheering crowds raced through the streets of the Zimbabwean capital as news spread that Mugabe, 93, had resigned after 37 years in power. Read more through the link in our bio. Photo by Marco Longari—@afpphoto/@gettyimages
User Image washingtonpost Posted: Nov 21, 2017 3:04 PM (UTC)
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Jacob Thompson spent nearly half of his life battling cancer. The 9-year-old boy, who loved penguins, died Sunday, four years after he was diagnosed with Stage 4 neuroblastoma, a rare cancer that affects mostly young children. As his family had expected, Thompson didn’t live long enough to celebrate Christmas, a holiday he loves. But before his death, thousands of complete strangers inspired by the terminally ill boy’s story brought an early Christmas to him. They decorated his hospital room with a tree, requested a special visit from Santa Claus, and sent him gifts and scores of homemade holiday cards. Jacob and his family celebrated Christmas on Nov. 12. He died a week later. (Photo courtesy of the family)
User Image washingtonpost Posted: Nov 20, 2017 10:48 PM (UTC)
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🎄First lady Melania Trump and her son Barron inspect the 19.5-foot balsam Fir that will serve as the official White House Christmas Tree at the White House on November 20, 2017. The tree is a Wisconsin grown Fir provided by the Chapman family of Silent Night Evergreens. Photo by Mark Wilson—@gettyimages
User Image washingtonpost Posted: Nov 20, 2017 8:49 PM (UTC)
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Women are vulnerable in just about every inch of a restaurant. Behind the bar. The hostess stands where patrons are greeted. Behind stoves and in front of dishwashers. From lewd comments to rape, sexual misconduct is, for many, simply part of the job. Maria Vazquez, 52, is a monolingual Spanish-speaking immigrant mother of six, so her job as a cook and dishwasher at Art’s Wings and Things in South Los Angeles was a lifeline. But one day in 2005, she alleges, restaurant owner Arthur Boone cornered her in the back of the warehouse where she was doing inventory and raped her. Because she couldn’t afford to be out of work, she kept the job — and, she alleges, Boone kept taking her into the warehouse. She alleges that when she transferred to a different location of the restaurant — one that did not have a warehouse — Boone assaulted her in the bathroom there, and that the rapes continued over a period of eight years. The Post interviewed more than 60 people across the country who either claimed they experienced such treatment while working in restaurants or witnessed it. Their stories show that how women experience sexual harassment depends on their place in the restaurant ecosystem. Read their stories through the link in our bio.
User Image washingtonpost Posted: Nov 20, 2017 7:04 PM (UTC)
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Drumstick and Wishbone, the National Thanksgiving Turkey and its alternate "wingman," are introduced during an event hosted by The National Turkey Federation at the Williard InterContinental on Monday. One of the 40-pound fowl will be presented to President Donald Trump at the White House Tuesday, when he will ceremoniously "pardon" the turkey. Both of the 20-week-old birds will then reside at their new home, "Gobbler's Rest," at Virginia Tech. Photo by Chip Somodevilla—@gettyimages
User Image washingtonpost Posted: Nov 20, 2017 6:00 PM (UTC)
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Over the summer, The Washington Post partnered with Visura in an open call for submissions of photo essays. The Post selected three winners out of more than 200 submissions. The second winner is Diana Bagnoli and her work “Animal Lover.”

Bagnoli is an Italian freelance photographer based in Turin and has always loved and lived with animals. What started as a personal project in her free time has blossomed into an award-winning personal series. She finds her subjects in the countryside near her home town in northern Italy. She visits animal sanctuaries, meets animal activists and finds everyday animal lovers, each with a unique story and special connection.

“I wanted to explore the special relationship that people establish with what I would call ‘unusual pets.’ I had a feeling that I would discover interesting situations and be able to document how someone can be involved in a different kind of friendship,” she said. (Photos: Diana Bagnoli)
User Image washingtonpost Posted: Nov 20, 2017 4:42 PM (UTC)
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In the last two years, more than 18,700 people died waiting to hear whether a Social Security judge thought they deserved disability benefits, caught in what has been called the federal government’s biggest backlog. One of the people ensnared in this backlog is Joe Stewart, a 55-year old man without health insurance living in a rural Mississippi county where 1 in five draw disability benefits. For 597 days he has waited, his body deteriorating, his finances veering into bankruptcy, his world reducing to the confines of a single-wide trailer. But now it was the day of his hearing, the day he had hoped everything would change. What would the judge ask him? Would he believe he was disabled? Or would he think he was lying, too lazy to work? Would he finally get an answer, or would the wait continue? For Stewart, another denial to him would be “a death sentence.” Read about his trek through this arduous process in the link in our bio. (Photos by Bonnie Jo Mount/The Washington Post)
User Image washingtonpost Posted: Nov 19, 2017 11:14 PM (UTC)
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A man participates in a Unity March to highlight the ongoing humanitarian and natural disaster crisis in Puerto Rico, at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington on Sunday. Two months after Hurricane Maria, the island of 3.4 million people is still recovering. As speakers gave impassioned pleas for funding and support for Puerto Rico, some people wore flags, while others waved them in the air. By the afternoon, hundreds had amassed in front of the Lincoln Memorial as part of the Unity March. Many more had showed up in the morning to march from the U.S. Capitol, down Independence Avenue toward the memorial. Among the demonstrators was “Hamilton” creator Lin-Manuel Miranda, who demonstrated along with the nonprofit Hispanic Federation. Photo by Yuri Gripas—@reuters
User Image washingtonpost Posted: Nov 19, 2017 8:17 PM (UTC)
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On Saturday, a U.S. man and a Mexican woman had a wedding between the doors of a steel border gate that is opened for only an hour or so every year. The wedding, which was held in San Diego, was a first for an opening of the gate known as the Door of Hope. Evelia Reyes, wearing a white wedding dress with train and veil, embraced Brian Houston after signing documents that made them husband and wife. Houston, a U.S. citizen, said he couldn’t go into Tijuana, but has spoken daily with Reyes. The couple has an attorney who's trying to obtain a green card for Reyes to join Houston in the U.S., although that could take more than a year. The gate opened Saturday for the sixth time since 2013, allowing people from the U.S. and Mexico who cannot legally cross the border to visit without fear of deportation. At other times, families can talk but not touch through the steel fencing. Photo by Guillermo Arias—@afpphoto
User Image washingtonpost Posted: Nov 19, 2017 6:56 PM (UTC)
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President Trump chastised LaVar Ball Sunday afternoon, the father of one of three UCLA players who were released by Chinese authorities after efforts by Trump and his Chinese counterpart, tweeting that “I should have left them in jail!” Trump was responding to Ball’s comment that Trump had done little to help with the release of LiAngelo Ball and his teammates after their arrest for shoplifting while on a team trip to China. “Who?” Ball said when asked about Trump’s involvement in the matter. “What was he over there [on the Asian trip] for? Don’t tell me nothing. Everybody wants to make it seem like he helped me out.” Then Trump tweeted: “Now that the three basketball players are out of China and saved from years in jail, LaVar Ball, the father of LiAngelo, is unaccepting of what I did for his son and that shoplifting is no big deal. I should have left them in jail!” Photo by John Locher—AP Photo
User Image washingtonpost Posted: Nov 19, 2017 4:54 PM (UTC)
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Mali, a British military dog that saved the lives of troops in Afghanistan in 2012, was decorated Friday for bravery. The 8-year-old Belgian Malinois won the Dickin medal — a prize awarded by the PDSA veterinary charity and billed as the animal equivalent of the Victoria Cross, Britain’s top award for military valor. Mali was twice sent through direct fire to conduct searches for explosives. He also detected the presence of insurgents, giving troops key seconds to engage the enemy in close-quarter combat. He carried on despite being hurt by grenade blasts that injured his chest, legs and ear. He has since fully recovered. Photo by Jack Taylor—@gettyimages
User Image washingtonpost Posted: Nov 19, 2017 3:51 PM (UTC)
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In this photograph released by Buckingham Palace on November 18, 2017, Britain's Queen Elizabeth II and her husband, Britain's Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, pose between Thomas Gainsborough's 1781 portraits of George III and Queen Charlotte in the White Drawing Room at Windsor Castle. The couple will celebrate their 70th Wedding Anniversary on November 20. Photo by Matt Holyoak/Camerapress via @gettyimages/@afpphoto
User Image washingtonpost Posted: Nov 19, 2017 2:25 PM (UTC)
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A day after huge crowds rallied peacefully in Harare, Zimbabwe for 93-year-old President Robert Mugabe to step down, Zimbabweans around the country attended Sunday church services praying for peace and the future of their country. Here, members of the International Apostolic Ejuwel Jekenisheni Church dance, sing, pray, and play drums during a morning service at the open-air church on the outskirts of Harare on Nov. 19, 2017. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)
User Image washingtonpost Posted: Nov 18, 2017 9:43 PM (UTC)
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A protester demanding that Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe stand down wears leaves on his head as he marches towards the State House in Harare, Zimbabwe on Saturday. In a euphoric gathering that just days ago would have drawn a police crackdown, crowds marched through Zimbabwe's capital to demand the departure of Mugabe, one of Africa's last remaining liberation leaders, after nearly four decades in power. Photo by Ben Curtis—AP Photo
User Image washingtonpost Posted: Nov 18, 2017 8:34 PM (UTC)
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In this multiple exposure image, Johanne Killi of Norway performs a jump prior to the start of the women's freestyle World Cup race in Rho, near Milan, Italy, Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017. Photo by Luca Bruno—AP Photo
User Image washingtonpost Posted: Nov 18, 2017 7:02 PM (UTC)
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Protesters gather at a demonstration of tens of thousands at Zimbabwe Grounds in Harare, Zimbabwe, Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017. Opponents of Robert Mugabe are demonstrating for the ouster of the 93-year-old leader who is virtually powerless and deserted by most of his allies. Almost 40 years after he came to power, Mugabe's rule is now under threat from multiple fronts. First, on Tuesday, there was the late-night military operation that placed him under house arrest. Then, on Friday, his own party voted for him to be recalled. And Saturday, a diverse group of opposition groups marched through the city in what appeared to be the country's largest-ever demonstration. Mugabe's fate remains unclear. He is embroiled in negotiations with the military and South African intermediaries, and so far he has resisted calls for his resignation. But Saturday’s demonstration nevertheless sent a clear signal that opposition to his rule is massive and diverse. Photo by Ben Curtis—AP Photo
User Image washingtonpost Posted: Nov 18, 2017 4:38 PM (UTC)
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Malcolm Young, the guitarist and guiding force behind the bawdy hard rock band AC/DC who helped craft songs such as “Highway to Hell,” ‘’Hells Bells” and “Back in Black,” has died. He was 64. AC/DC announced the death Saturday on their official Facebook page and website Saturday. The posts did not say when or where Young died, but said the performer had been suffering from dementia. He was diagnosed in 2014. This photo of Young was taken as he posed in a studio in London, August of 1979. (Photo by Fin Costello/Redferns)