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It was a minor coup for a major British paper, sandwiched in among the lurid tales of booze and sex and misconduct that made “The News of the Screws” what it was.

I made a lot of money, learned a lot about my craft, and still remember how to use a professional kitchen-sized dishwasher.

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Back in London in the early 1980s, the unions were powerful, Margaret Thatcher was prime minister, and Ray Suarez was a Fleet Street freelancer who made radio programs and wrote newspaper and magazine articles for hire.

Suarez reflects on his time working undercover at the News of the World.

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In pictures: Barack Obama meets David Cameron and delivers a speech to parliament during his state visit to the UK, while Michelle Obama speaks to students in Oxford.
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In pictures: Barack Obama meets David Cameron and delivers a speech to parliament during his state visit to the UK, while Michelle Obama speaks to students in Oxford.

See more pictures from Barack Obama’s state visit to the UK

Read full coverage of Barack Obama’s state visit