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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…

Goldwyn to tackle real-life ‘Scandal’ in Watergate movie

Thirty-five years ago on Monday, Richard Nixon's re-election campaign approved plans to bug Democratic Party offices at the Watergate complex, setting in motion the most notorious political scandal in US history. Five members of the covert "White House Plumbers" taskforce were arrested six weeks later burglarizing the building in Washington, and FBI agents established that the break-in stemmed from a sabotage campaign on behalf of Nixon. Such was the resonance of the "Watergate" affair -- which ultimately led to…