Washington Post’s Ben Bradlee dies at 93

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Legendary journalist Ben Bradlee has died.

Bradlee was the editor at the Washington Post for more than two decades, staring in the late 1960's; he is credited with transforming it into one of the world's leading newspapers.

Bradlee was at helm during the Watergate investigation; he assigned two young reporters, Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein, to cover the story that ultimately led to President Richard Nixon's resignation.

Bradlee suffered from Alzheimer's disease for several years; he began hospice care last month.

He died of natural causes at his home in Washington Tuesday.

Ben Bradlee was 93.

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