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Watergate reporters to headline correspondents dinner

WASHINGTON: The journalists who gained famed in the Watergate scandal that led to the resignation of president Richard Nixon will headline the White House Correspondents Association dinner, shunned by President Donald Trump. Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein will be the speakers at the April 29 event, which has long been an occasion for the president to address the media and their guests. Woodward and Bernstein led The Washington Post reporting team that investigated the 1972 break-in at the Watergate hotel, which eventually…

Trump decides to skip White House press dinner

WASHINGTON: President Donald Trump ratcheted up his feud with the US media, announcing he will skip the annual correspondents' dinner one day after a row erupted over White House press access. By skipping the April 29 event Trump breaks a tradition in which the US president is the guest of honor at a light-hearted roast held by journalists and studded with celebrities. "I will not be attending the White House Correspondents' Association Dinner this year. Please wish everyone well and have a great evening!" Trump wrote…