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    • What World War II’s ‘Operation Pied Piper’ Taught Us About the Trauma of Family Separations

    • By: Amy B Wang
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 7 mins
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    Nearly 80 years later, Pam Hobbs can still recall the day her older sister came home from school with a note that would alter their lives. All children in Leigh-on-Sea, the seaside village in southeastern England where Hobbs lived with her parents and six sisters, were to be evacuated that very weekend. Their schools were shut down immediately.

    "What World War II’s ‘Operation Pied Piper’ Taught Us About the Trauma of Family Separations" is from the June 19, 2018 World section of The Washington Post. It was written by Amy B Wang and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • The D.B. Cooper Case Baffled Investigators for Decades. Now, Scientists Have a New Theory.

    • By: Amy B. Wang
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
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    Using a powerful electron microscope, the scientists say they have identified more than 100,000 particles of “rare earth elements” on the tie, including Cerium, Strontium sulfide and pure titanium, according to the Associated Press. Of those, titanium was the most notable.

    "The D.B. Cooper Case Baffled Investigators for Decades. Now, Scientists Have a New Theory." is from the January 16, 2017 National section of The Washington Post. It was written by Amy B Wang and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • A Lawyer Rewrote Instagram’s Terms of Use ‘in Plain English’ so Kids Would Know Their Privacy Rights

    • By: Amy B Wang
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 6 mins
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    Most of those children have no idea what their privacy rights are, despite all of them agreeing to terms and conditions before starting their social media accounts, Afia said. The task force, which included experts from the public and private sector, worked for a year and released its report Wednesday.

    "A Lawyer Rewrote Instagram’s Terms of Use ‘in Plain English’ so Kids Would Know Their Privacy Rights" is from the January 08, 2017 Lifestyle section of The Washington Post. It was written by Amy B Wang and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • ‘A Very Fast-Moving Situation’: Lava Shoots Through Hawaii Neighborhood as New Fissures Form

    • By: Amy B Wang
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 10 mins
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    Less than a week ago, Leilani Estates was the picture of serenity on Hawaii’s Big Island, a subdivision in the island’s eastern Puna district filled with wooden homes nestled into tropical plant-filled lots.The eruption of the island’s most active volcano changed everything.

    "‘A Very Fast-Moving Situation’: Lava Shoots Through Hawaii Neighborhood as New Fissures Form" is from the May 06, 2018 National section of The Washington Post. It was written by Amy B Wang and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • A Newly Unearthed Photo Shows Amelia Earhart Survived Her Final Flight, Investigators Say

    • By: Amy B Wang
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 4 mins
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    What happened to Amelia Earhart?That question has captivated the public ever since her plane vanished over the Pacific Ocean in 1937 as she attempted to become the first female pilot to fly around the world.

    "A Newly Unearthed Photo Shows Amelia Earhart Survived Her Final Flight, Investigators Say" is from the July 05, 2017 Retropolis section of The Washington Post. It was written by Amy B Wang and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • ‘It Wasn’t the Big One’: Massive Ash Plume Explodes from Summit of Hawaii Volcano

    • By: Amy B Wang
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 5 mins
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    For nearly three weeks, images of volcanic activity on Hawaii’s Big Island have been mostly focused on the East Rift Zone on Kilauea’s slopes, where fissure upon fissure has opened up in the earth, spewing forth red-orange lava and sending thousands of residents fleeing from their homes."

    ‘It Wasn’t the Big One’: Massive Ash Plume Explodes from Summit of Hawaii Volcano" is from the May 16, 2018 National section of The Washington Post. It was written by Amy B Wang and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • ‘Pele’s the Boss’: Hawaii Residents Ride out Uncertainty as Lava Spews from New Big Island Fissures

    • By: Breena Kerr, Amy B Wang
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 10 mins
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    PAHOA, Hawaii — In the fall of 2014, Scott Wiggers was driving through an older neighborhood on Hawaii’s Big Island when he spotted what he sensed was his dream home. The property had a gated circular driveway, with a renovated house hidden on a two-acre grove of mature fruit trees.

    "‘Pele’s the Boss’: Hawaii Residents Ride out Uncertainty as Lava Spews from New Big Island Fissures" is from the May 08, 2018 National section of The Washington Post. It was written by Breena Kerr and Amy B Wang and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • Astronaut Peggy Whitson Has Returned to Earth, a Couple More NASA Records in Hand

    • By: Amy B Wang
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 4 mins
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    Just after dawn Sunday, a Soyuz capsule broke through Earth’s atmosphere and hurtled toward the sprawling grasslands of central Kazakhstan. Even with a parachute dragging its speed, the spacecraft crashed into the ground, triggering an imposing cloud of sand and smoke.

    "Astronaut Peggy Whitson Has Returned to Earth, a Couple More NASA Records in Hand" is from the September 05, 2017 Speaking of Science section of The Washington Post. It was written by Amy B Wang and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • 'LGBTQ People Were Born Perfect': A New Bill Would Ban Conversion Therapy Nationwide

    • By: Amy B Wang
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 9 mins
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    Democratic lawmakers this week introduced a bill that would ban the practice of “conversion therapy,” treatments that historically have targeted the LGBT community and claim to be able to change a person’s sexual orientation or gender identity.

    "'LGBTQ People Were Born Perfect': A New Bill Would Ban Conversion Therapy Nationwide" is from the April 27, 2017 National section of The Washington Post. It was written by Amy B Wang and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • Police Use DNA to Solve 1976 Murder of Karen Klaas, Ex-Wife of Righteous Brothers Singer

    • By: Amy B Wang
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    On the morning of Jan. 30, 1976, shortly after dropping her young son off at school, Klaas returned to her home in Hermosa Beach, California.

    There, the 32-year-old mother of two was sexually assaulted and strangled with her own pantyhose.

    ""Police Use DNA to Solve 1976 Murder of Karen Klaas, Ex-Wife of Righteous Brothers Singer"" is from the January 30, 2017 True Crime section of The Washington Post. It was written by Amy B Wang and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • The U.S. Lost Track of 1,475 Immigrant Children Last Year. Here’s Why People Are Outraged Now.

    • By: Amy B Wang
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 14 mins
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    Reports of federal authorities losing track of nearly 1,500 immigrant children in their custody. Scathing criticism over children being taken from their migrant parents at the border. Proposed rallies. In the past week, outrage about treatment of children taken into U.S. custody at the Southwest border has reached a fever pitch, exploding in a barrage of tweets and calls to action with the hashtags #WhereAreTheChildren and #MissingChildren.

    "The U.S. Lost Track of 1,475 Immigrant Children Last Year. Here’s Why People Are Outraged Now." is from the May 27, 2018 National section of The Washington Post. It was written by Amy B Wang and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • Airbnb Host Who Stranded Guest Because of Race Ordered to Take Class in Asian American Studies

    • By:  Amy B. Wang
    • Narrated by: Jenny Hoops
    • Length: 10 mins
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    A former Airbnb host in California who made discriminatory comments and canceled a guest’s reservation at the last minute has been ordered to pay a $5,000 fine — and must take a course in Asian American studies as part of her agreement with the state’s fair housing agency, officials said.

    "Airbnb Host Who Stranded Guest Because of Race Ordered to Take Class in Asian American Studies" is from the July 14, 2017 Business section of The Washington Post. It was written by  Amy B Wang and narrated by Jenny Hoops.

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    • ‘At First Glance This Looks like a Mistake’: Video Shows Arizona Officers Beating Unarmed Man

    • By: Amy B Wang
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
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    Four police officers from a Phoenix suburb have been put on paid administrative leave after video showed them beating an unarmed man last month, the Mesa Police Department said.

    "‘At First Glance This Looks like a Mistake’: Video Shows Arizona Officers Beating Unarmed Man" is from the June 06, 2018 National section of The Washington Post. It was written by Amy B Wang and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • ‘My Sister Says I Am an Alien’: A 9-Year-Old Applies to Be Nasa’s Planetary Protection Officer

    • By: Amy B Wang
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
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    When NASA announced last week that it was looking for a new planetary protection officer, the space agency received some incredulous responses.

    "‘My Sister Says I Am an Alien’: A 9-Year-Old Applies to Be Nasa’s Planetary Protection Officer" is from the August 06, 2017 Speaking of Science section of The Washington Post. It was written by Amy B Wang and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • Refusing to Sell Homes to Gay People Is Okay, GOP Congressman Says. Realtors Disagree.

    • By: Amy B Wang
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    A California congressman has lost the endorsement of a 1.3 million-member Realtors group after saying it was acceptable for people to refuse to sell their homes to gay men and lesbians if “they don’t agree with their lifestyle.”

    "Refusing to Sell Homes to Gay People Is Okay, GOP Congressman Says. Realtors Disagree." is from the May 26, 2018 Politics section of The Washington Post. It was written by Amy B Wang and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • For Decades, No One Spoke of Taiwan's Hidden Massacre. A New Generation Is Breaking the Silence.

    • By: Amy B Wang
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 11 mins
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    Growing up in the United States, Yu-Ting Lin had always known — through stories repeated in car rides to school — that his grandfather had died young, and tragically, in Taiwan. He had been a kind and generous physician who had set an example they should follow, his father told Lin all the time.

    "For Decades, No One Spoke of Taiwan's Hidden Massacre. A New Generation Is Breaking the Silence." is from the February 28, 2017 World section of The Washington Post. It was written by Amy B Wang and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • A Man Played 'PokéMon Go' in a Russian Church. He May Spend 3 1/2 Years in Prison for It.

    • By:  Amy B Wang
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    Last summer, Ruslan Sokolovsky entered the imposing Church of All Saints in Yekaterinburg, a city about 1,000 miles east of Moscow. The Russian Orthodox church holds special meaning for some, because it was supposedly built on the site where the last czar of Russia, Nicholas II, was murdered along with his family.

    "A Man Played 'PokéMon Go' in a Russian Church. He May Spend 3 1/2 Years in Prison for It." is from the April 30, 2017 World section of The Washington Post. It was written by  Amy B Wang and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • A Japanese Theme Park Thought It Was a Good Idea to Freeze 5,000 Dead Fish in a Skating Rink

    • By: Amy B Wang
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    An amusement park in southwestern Japan has closed its ice-skating rink after public outrage over the rink's key feature: 5,000 dead fish frozen into the ice itself.

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    • K-Pop Star’s Suicide Note Reveals Depression That ‘Consumed’ Him, Pressures of Fame

    • By: Amy B. Wang
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    An apparent suicide note left by K-pop star Kim Jong-hyun — the SHINee singer best known by his stage name, Jonghyun — revealed the depth of his struggles with depression before he died Monday. The music idol’s death left millions of fans around the world in shock and forced a spotlight on mental health in South Korea.

    "K-Pop Star’s Suicide Note Reveals Depression That ‘Consumed’ Him, Pressures of Fame" is from the December 19, 2017 World section of The Washington Post. It was written by Amy B. Wang and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • Maxine Waters Swings Back at Bill O’Reilly: ‘I’m a Strong Black Woman and I Cannot Be Intimidated’

    • By: Amy B. Wang
    • Narrated by: Jenny Hoops
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    Fox News host Bill O'Reilly disparaged a senior African American congresswoman because of the lawmaker's appearance — comparing her hair on Tuesday morning to a “James Brown wig.”

    "Maxine Waters Swings Back at Bill O’Reilly: ‘I’m a Strong Black Woman and I Cannot Be Intimidated’" is from the March 29, 2017 Politics section of The Washington Post. It was written by Amy B Wang and narrated by Jenny Hoops.

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