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Here are The Washington Post's most-read news stories of 2017, ranked by the number of times they were read.

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1. From May: The first scoop in a very busy week of scoops about the Trump White House and Russia.

Trump revealed highly classified information to Russian foreign minister and ambassador
2. From just last week: An exclusive report on the Trump administration's guidance regarding words to avoid in official budget documents.

CDC gets list of forbidden words: Fetus, transgender, diversity
3. From November: Exposing an attempt to trick The Post with a fake Roy Moore accuser.

A woman approached The Post with dramatic — and false — tale about Roy Moore. She appears to be part of undercover sting operation.
4. From the week after inauguration: An analysis of some of the first leaks to come from the Trump White House.

Analysis: The leaks coming out of the Trump White House cast the president as a clueless child
5. From February: An exclusive report on an unusually combative call between President Trump and a U.S. ally.

"This was the worst call by far": Trump badgered, bragged and abruptly ended phone call with Australian leader
6. From November: A deeply reported investigation on allegations against then-Senate candidate Roy Moore.

Woman says Roy Moore initiated sexual encounter when she was 14, he was 32
7. From February: A striking speech from Sen. John McCain that didn't mention Trump by name, but didn't have to.

Analysis: John McCain just systematically dismantled Donald Trump’s entire worldview
8. From September: An incredible video that showed the immense power of Hurricane Irma as it approached the Florida coast.

Hurricane Irma is literally pulling the ocean away from shorelines
9. From April: A report on a secret pre-inauguration meeting between Erik Prince and an ally of Vladimir Putin.

Blackwater founder held secret Seychelles meeting to establish Trump-Putin back channel
10. From May: Leaked audio of House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy making an explosive assertion to fellow GOP leaders.

House majority leader to colleagues in 2016: "I think Putin pays" Trump
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