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    • Uganda Tries to Commit Critic of President to Mental Institution

    • By: Kimiko De Freytas Tamura
    • Narrated by: Jef Holbrook
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    The government of President Yoweri Museveni, still in power 31 years after setting out as a great hope for African democracy, routinely intimidates dissidents and journalists. Live broadcasts of demonstrations are banned, and social media is blocked during elections that are already deeply flawed. And the longer Museveni clings to power, the tighter his grip on dissent appears to be.

    "Uganda Tries to Commit Critic of President to Mental Institution" is from the April 14, 2017 World section of The New York Times. It was written by Kimiko De Freytas Tamura and narrated by Jef Holbrook.

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    • Turkey's Erdogan: Democracy's Savior or Saboteur?

    • By: Patrick Kingsley
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    • Length: 10 mins
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    The political career of Yasar Yakis, a former foreign minister of Turkey, offers a telling look at the trajectory of the country’s president, Recep Tayyip Erdogan.Fifteen years ago, Yakis was a founding member of Erdogan’s political group, the Justice and Development Party, or AKP. Yakis was a career diplomat and stalwart of the secular Turkish bureaucracy, and his appointment as foreign minister in 2002 embodied the party’s attempts to appeal beyond its conservative, Islamist base.

    "Turkey's Erdogan: Democracy's Savior or Saboteur?" is from the April 14, 2017 World section of The New York Times. It was written by Patrick Kingsley and narrated by Jef Holbrook.

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    • Assange Rape Investigation Is Dropped in Sweden

    • By: Christina Anderson, Dan Bilefsky
    • Narrated by: Jef Holbrook
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    Prosecutors in Sweden said Friday that they would drop their investigation into Julian Assange, the WikiLeaks founder who sought refuge in the Ecuadorean Embassy in London five years ago after the authorities in Stockholm opened a preliminary rape inquiry against him.

    "Assange Rape Investigation Is Dropped in Sweden" is from the May 19, 2017 World section of The New York Times. It was written by Christina Anderson and Dan Bilefsky and narrated by Jef Holbrook.

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    • Stanford Drops Lawyer Who Advised Students in Sexual Assault Cases

    • By: Joe Drape
    • Narrated by: Jef Holbrook
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    Stanford has cut ties with a lawyer who represented students in sexual assault complaints after she spoke out against the university’s internal process for handling such cases.

    "Stanford Drops Lawyer Who Advised Students in Sexual Assault Cases" is from the February 09, 2017 Sports section of The New York Times. It was written by Joe Drape and narrated by Jef Holbrook.

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    • Basquiat Painting Is Sold for $110.5 Million at Auction

    • By: Robin Pogrebin, Scott Reyburn
    • Narrated by: Jef Holbrook
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    Joining the rarefied $100 million-plus club in a sales room punctuated by periodic gasps from the crowd, Jean-Michel Basquiat’s powerful 1982 painting of a skull brought $110.5 million at Sotheby’s, to become the sixth most expensive work ever sold at auction. Only 10 other works have broken the $100 million mark.

    "Basquiat Painting Is Sold for $110.5 Million at Auction" is from the May 19, 2017 Arts section of The New York Times. It was written by Robin Pogrebin and Scott Reyburn and narrated by Jef Holbrook.

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    • A $110 Billion Weapons Sale to Saudi Arabia Has Kushner's Personal Touch

    • By: Mark Landler, Eric Schmitt, Matt Apuzzo
    • Narrated by: Jef Holbrook
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    On the afternoon of May 1, President Donald Trump’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner, welcomed a high-level delegation of Saudis to a gilded reception room next door to the White House and delivered a brisk pep talk: “Let’s get this done today.”

    "A $110 Billion Weapons Sale to Saudi Arabia Has Kushner's Personal Touch" is from the May 18, 2017 World section of The New York Times. It was written by Mark Landler, Eric Schmitt and Matt Apuzzo and narrated by Jef Holbrook.

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    • The Not-Quite-Royal Wedding: A Guide to Pippa Middleton's Big Day

    • By: Elizabeth Paton
    • Narrated by: Jef Holbrook
    • Length: 7 mins
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    This Saturday, the closest thing to a British royal wedding for 2017 (unless, of course, Prince Harry suddenly pops the question to his new girlfriend) will take place in Berkshire, England, when Pippa Middleton — younger sister of the Duchess of Cambridge, Britain’s future queen — marries James Matthews.

    "The Not-Quite-Royal Wedding: A Guide to Pippa Middleton's Big Day" is from the May 17, 2017 World section of The New York Times. It was written by Elizabeth Paton and narrated by Jef Holbrook.

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    • Between a T. Rex's Powerful Jaws, Bones of Its Prey Exploded

    • By: Nicholas St. Fleur
    • Narrated by: Jef Holbrook
    • Length: 4 mins
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    It’s no surprise that the Tyrannosaurus rex had a mighty bite, but just how powerful were its gigantic chompers? A study published Wednesday suggests that the terrifying carnivore crushed its prey with a jaw-dropping 7,800 pounds of force — more than double what any living species can deliver.

    "Between a T. Rex's Powerful Jaws, Bones of Its Prey Exploded" is from the May 18, 2017 Science section of The New York Times. It was written by Nicholas St. Fleur and narrated by Jef Holbrook.

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    • When Chinese Rights Activists Were Jailed, Their Wives Fought Back

    • By: Chris Buckley, Didi Kirsten Tatlow
    • Narrated by: Jef Holbrook
    • Length: 9 mins
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    Before her husband disappeared into detention, Chen Guiqiu did not ask him much about his risky work as a Chinese human rights lawyer. Before word crept out that he had been tortured, Chen trusted the police. Before she was told she could not leave China, she never expected she would make a perilous escape abroad.

    "When Chinese Rights Activists Were Jailed, Their Wives Fought Back" is from the May 18, 2017 World section of The New York Times. It was written by Chris Buckley and Didi Kirsten Tatlow and narrated by Jef Holbrook.

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    • China Warns of 'Storm Clouds Gathering' in U.S.-North Korea Standoff

    • By: Gerry Mullany, Chris Buckley
    • Narrated by: Jef Holbrook
    • Length: 8 mins
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    China warned on Friday that tensions on the Korean Peninsula could spin out of control, as North Korea said it could test a nuclear weapon at any time and an American naval group neared the peninsula in a show of resolve.

    "China Warns of 'Storm Clouds Gathering' in U.S.-North Korea Standoff" is from the April 14, 2017 World section of The New York Times. It was written by Gerry Mullany and Chris Buckley and narrated by Jef Holbrook.

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    • Army Lifts Ban on Dreadlocks, and Black Servicewomen Rejoice

    • By: Christopher Mele
    • Narrated by: Jef Holbrook
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    Black women serving in the U.S. Army are cheering revised regulations that permit hair locks, ending what critics said were years of scrutiny and confusing enforcement of rules about their appearance.

    "Army Lifts Ban on Dreadlocks, and Black Servicewomen Rejoice" is from the February 10, 2017 U.S. section of The New York Times. It was written by Christopher Mele and narrated by Jef Holbrook.

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    • President’s Adviser Raises Ethics Concerns as She Pitches ‘Ivanka’s Stuff’

    • By: Richard Pérez Peña, Rachel Abrams
    • Narrated by: Jef Holbrook
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    The White House on Thursday “counseled” Kellyanne Conway, one of President Donald Trump’s top advisers, in an unusual show of displeasure after she urged consumers to buy fashion products marketed by Ivanka Trump, the president’s daughter. Legal experts said Conway might have violated a federal ethics rule against endorsing products or promoting an associate’s financial interests.

    "President’s Adviser Raises Ethics Concerns as She Pitches ‘Ivanka’s Stuff’" is from the February 09, 2017 U.S. section of The New York Times. It was written by Richard Pérez Peña and Rachel Abrams and narrated by Jef Holbrook.

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    • Farmers Backed Trump; Now They're Worried

    • By: Caitlin Dickerson, Jennifer Medina
    • Narrated by: Jef Holbrook
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    Jeff Marchini and others in the Central Valley bet their farms on the election of Donald Trump. His message of reducing regulations and taxes appealed to this Republican stronghold, one of Trump’s strongest bases of support in the state.

    "Farmers Backed Trump; Now They're Worried" is from the February 09, 2017 U.S. section of The New York Times. It was written by Caitlin Dickerson and Jennifer Medina and narrated by Jef Holbrook.

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    • Brazil's Leader, Accused of Bribing, Rejects Calls to Quit

    • By: Simon Romero
    • Narrated by: Jef Holbrook
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    President Michel Temer of Brazil defied calls to resign Thursday as an exploding scandal over claims that he authorized the payment of hush money to a jailed ally engulfed Latin America’s largest country.

    "Brazil's Leader, Accused of Bribing, Rejects Calls to Quit" is from the May 18, 2017 World section of The New York Times. It was written by Simon Romero and narrated by Jef Holbrook.

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    • 'Mother of All Bombs' Killed Dozens of Militants, Afghan Officials Say

    • By: Mujib Mashal, Fahim Abed
    • Narrated by: Jef Holbrook
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    A day after the U.S. military dropped its most powerful conventional bomb on caves used by Islamic State affiliates in eastern Afghanistan, officials said on Friday that dozens of militants had been killed, but that they were still trying to assess the full extent of the damage. Residents said the blast had been felt tens of miles away.

    "'Mother of All Bombs' Killed Dozens of Militants, Afghan Officials Say" is from the April 14, 2017 World section of The New York Times. It was written by Mujib Mashal and Fahim Abed and narrated by Jef Holbrook.

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    • Chibok Girls, 3 Years Later: Anguished Parents Still Wait

    • By: Ibrahim Sawab, Dionne Searcey
    • Narrated by: Jef Holbrook
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    For three grueling years Pogu and Yana Galang have waited, desperate for their daughters to return home.The three girls were among nearly 300 female students kidnapped on April 15, 2014, when members of Boko Haram stormed their boarding school in the village of Chibok in northeastern Nigeria during the week of final exams.

    "Chibok Girls, 3 Years Later: Anguished Parents Still Wait" is from the April 14, 2017 World section of The New York Times. It was written by Ibrahim Sawab and Dionne Searcey and narrated by Jef Holbrook.

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    • Trump Proposes Eliminating the Arts and Humanities Endowments

    • By: Sopan Deb
    • Narrated by: Jef Holbrook
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    A deep fear came to pass for many artists, museums, and cultural organizations nationwide early Thursday morning when President Donald Trump, in his first federal budget plan, proposed eliminating the National Endowment for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Humanities.

    "Trump Proposes Eliminating the Arts and Humanities Endowments" is from the March 16, 2017 Arts section of The New York Times. It was written by Sopan Deb and narrated by Jef Holbrook.

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    • Gaymoji: A New Language for That Search

    • By: Guy Trebay
    • Narrated by: Jef Holbrook
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    You don’t need a degree in semiotics to read meaning into an eggplant balanced on a ruler or a peach with an old-fashioned telephone receiver on top. That the former is the universally recognized internet symbol for a large male member and the latter visual shorthand for a booty call is something most any 16-year-old could all too readily explain.

    "Gaymoji: A New Language for That Search" is from the March 15, 2017 Lifestyle section of The New York Times. It was written by Guy Trebay and narrated by Jef Holbrook.

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    • U.S. Military Denies Reports It Bombed Mosque in Syria

    • By: Michael R. Gordon, Hwaida Saad
    • Narrated by: Jef Holbrook
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    The U.S. military said that it had carried out an airstrike against a meeting of al-Qaida militants on Thursday in Syria and that a number of the extremists had been killed. The U.S. military statement came as Syria activists asserted that a mosque had been bombed and that scores of innocent civilians had been killed and wounded.

    "U.S. Military Denies Reports It Bombed Mosque in Syria" is from the March 17, 2017 World section of The New York Times. It was written by Michael R. Gordon and Hwaida Saad and narrated by Jef Holbrook.

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    • Edge or Liability? White House Ties May Cut Two Ways for Goldman

    • By: Kate Kelly
    • Narrated by: Jef Holbrook
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    Trump’s proposals to cut corporate taxes and reduce regulation — which would benefit Wall Street broadly — have lifted the stock prices of Goldman and other banks. Shares of Goldman are up more than 36 percent since the election.

    "Edge or Liability? White House Ties May Cut Two Ways for Goldman" is from the March 16, 2017 Business section of The New York Times. It was written by Kate Kelly and narrated by Jef Holbrook.

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