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Finding Chandra authors appear on Good Morning America

Sari Horwitz and Scott Higham appeared on Good Morning America Monday, May 10, to discuss "Finding Chandra: A True Washington Murder Mystery," their expansion on The Washington Post's original 13-part examination of Chandra Levy's murder.

By Jennifer Jenkins | May 10, 2010; 12:10 PM ET | Comments (0)

A look back at the Chandra Levy murder investigation

Investigative reporters Scott Higham and Sari Horwitz' new book, Finding Chandra: A True Washington Murder Mystery, picks up where The Washington Post's investigation of Chandra Levy's 2001 murder left off.

By Jennifer Jenkins | May 6, 2010; 10:59 PM ET | Comments (0)

Looking at Jack Valenti's FBI file

Jack Valenti's FBI file reveals that the bureau spent time in 1964 trying to determine if Valenti had had a homosexual relationship.

By The Editors | February 21, 2009; 04:53 PM ET | Comments (2)

Resisting Temptation

In all my time in Atlantic City I never gave the casinos a nickel, not because I opposed gambling on moral or philosophical grounds, but because I just didn't get the point. Why risk losing my hard-earned money when I could use it for something I really liked? All of this came to mind again while reporting the story of the cheating scandals at Absolute Poker and UltimateBet, which cost players millions of dollars.

By The Editors | December 1, 2008; 07:28 AM ET | Comments (6)

The Mohawk Connection

While in his twenties, Norton worked as an ironworker helping to build the World Trade Center in New York City. At the age of 28 he was elected to the Mohawk Council of Kahnawake, the governing body for the 8,000-member tribe located minutes from Montreal. Two years later, Norton took over as grand chief, a position he held for more than two decades.

By The Editors | November 29, 2008; 10:30 AM ET | Comments (5)

N.C. Reporting Legend Stith Retires After 37 Years

Scattered throughout the country is a small band of investigative reporters whose names strike terror in the hearts of the lazy, the corrupt and the wasteful in local and state government.

By The Editors | September 23, 2008; 11:49 AM ET | Comments (1)

Podcast: Q&A With Barton Gellman on the Cheney Legacy

While Dick Cheney may be the most powerful vice president in the history of the United states, we may never fully understand the secrets behind his extraordinary influence. That's according to Washington Post reporter Barton Gellman, who sat down recently with washingtonpost.com's Travis Fox to reflect on some of the most revelatory aspects of his new book, "Angler: The Cheney Vice Presidency."

By Amanda Zamora | September 17, 2008; 10:09 AM ET | Comments (12)

Key Witness Against Cocaine Cartel Dies of Natural Causes

Max Mermelstein, a former member of the Colombia drug cartel who turned government informant, died Friday at age 65 in Lexington, Ky., felled by cancer of the bone, liver and lung.

By The Editors | September 16, 2008; 02:32 PM ET | Comments (5)

Who Killed Chandra Levy: Reporters' Notebook

As our serial investigation of the Chandra Levy case unfolds from July 13 through July 27, reporters Sari Horwitz, Scott Higham and Sylvia Moreno are posting daily updates and a preview of the coming chapters here on the Post Investigations Blog. Read the latest installment in the story or catch...

By The Editors | July 12, 2008; 10:40 PM ET | Comments (672)

How Bob Woodward Chooses Book v. Newspaper

In his online chat today (transcript), Bob Woodward, founder of the Washington Post's investigative unit, discusses how he decides whether to put a revelation into his book or into the newspaper first. Woodward also tells one reader that there will never be a shortage of scandals for investigative reporters to...

By The Editors | November 20, 2007; 01:46 PM ET | Comments (1)

 

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