Devlin Barrett

National Security reporter, The Washington Post

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Devlin Barrett is a national security and law enforcement reporter for the Washington Post. He formerly reported for the Wall Street Journal and Associated Press.

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Federal prosecutors announced charges today in what they call the “largest college admissions scam” they’ve ever prosecuted.

Justice Department charges rich parents bribing and cheating to get their kids into top universities

Federal prosecutors announced charges today in what they call the “largest college admissions scam” they’ve ever prosecuted.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

On Twitter today, President Trump announced his appointment to replace James Comey, the man he fired as head of the FBI.

Trump picks new FBI Director

On Twitter today, President Trump announced his appointment to replace James Comey, the man he fired as head of the FBI.

from To the Point

After less than a week in office, President Trump has been shaking up governmental institutions — as promised during his campaign.

Chaos and confusion as a new administration gets under way

After less than a week in office, President Trump has been shaking up governmental institutions — as promised during his campaign.

from To the Point

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In a new book, journalist Vincent Bevins traces the Cold War massacres in Asia and Latin America that still define global political dynamics today.

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Parker Tenove moved from Kansas to California to become part of the track and field program at El Camino College. When the coronavirus canceled the spring season, his plans fell apart.

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Party Conventions nominated presidents since 1831. Will Covid-19 put an end to balloons, bunting and long-winded speeches? Will it also put an end to privacy?

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Gov. Gavin Newsom revised California’s budget down to $203 billion Thursday as the coronavirus pandemic batters the state with record job losses and shortfalls.

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By refusing to go to school, students could make a loud statement about California’s spending priorities, says  Zocalo commentator Joe Mathews.

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The series “ Decoding Covid-19 ” offers a hopeful account of the international cooperation that has stemmed from the unprecedented crisis.

from Scheer Intelligence