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Post Mortem: October 19, 2008 - October 25, 2008

Was Austrian Right Winger Gay?

On Oct. 11, Jorg Haider, the longtime leader of a far-right political movement in Austria, died in an auto accident in his native country. I wrote an obituary of Haider on deadline for the next day's Post. He was 58 and had regained a measure of power in Austrian parliamentary...

By Matt Schudel  |  October 24, 2008; 6:20 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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Edie and Ernie

Multi-talented entertainer Edie Adams died the other day. More than a great beauty, she was a highly talented vocalist, a Tony Award-winning stage actress and a gifted comic performer. She held her own on TV in the 1950s against her then-husband, comedian Ernie Kovacs, a man who once mimicked the...

By Adam Bernstein  |  October 23, 2008; 12:01 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Only in Washington

Today, we have the incredible story of Robert Furman. Robert who, you ask? Well, check out today's Metro section for the tale of a man who led an amazing life of derring-do as the leader of an international espionage operation in World War II, as he tried to learn if...

By Matt Schudel  |  October 19, 2008; 6:19 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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