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    • A 14th Human Foot — This One in a Hiking Boot — Washes Ashore in Canada

    • By: Amy B Wang
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
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    Like nearly all of the 13 human feet that had mysteriously washed up on Canadian shores before it, the 14th foot appeared, unexpectedly, on the banks of the Salish Sea in British Columbia. This time, a man walking the beach on Gabriola Island discovered the appendage last Sunday afternoon, trapped in a mass of logs, according to the Royal Canadian Mounted Police.

    "A 14th Human Foot — This One in a Hiking Boot — Washes Ashore in Canada" is from the May 13, 2018 World 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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    • Even This Puppy Wasn’t Safe from America’s Opioid Crisis

    • By: Amy B Wang
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 4 mins
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    Like most puppies, Zoey is energetic and insatiably curious. When she’s outside, the 3-month-old yellow Labrador keeps her nose pointed to the ground, sniffing things, tackling flowers and chewing on random objects without hesitation.

    "Even This Puppy Wasn’t Safe from America’s Opioid Crisis" is from the October 28, 2017 Anamalia section of The Washington Post. It was written by Amy B Wang and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • Can Alexa Help Solve a Murder? Police Think so — but Amazon Won’t Give up Her Data.

    • By: Amy B Wang
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 6 mins
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    Inside, detectives discovered a bevy of “smart home” devices, including a Nest thermometer, a Honeywell alarm system, a wireless weather monitoring system and an Amazon Echo. Police seized the Echo and served a warrant to Amazon, noting in the affidavit there was “reason to believe that Amazon.com is in possession of records related to a homicide investigation being conducted by the Bentonville Police Department.”

    "Can Alexa Help Solve a Murder? Police Think so — but Amazon Won’t Give up Her Data." is from the December 28, 2016 Tech section of The Washington Post. It was written by Amy B Wang and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • 3-Year-Old Dies after Being Left Alone in Mother's Patrol Car for Hours

    • By: Amy B Wang
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 4 mins
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    A Mississippi police department is shaken after the 3-year-old daughter of one officer died after being left alone in her mother’s patrol car last week.

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

    • By: Amy B. Wang
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 5 mins
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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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    • ‘Is This the End of My Life?’: False Alert of Missile Attack Sends Hawaii Scrambling

    • By: Amy B Wang, Dan Lamothe, Greg Miller
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 9 mins
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    For 38 harrowing minutes, residents and tourists in Hawaii were left to believe that missiles were streaming across the sky toward the Pacific island chain after an erroneous alert Saturday morning by the state’s emergency management agency.

    "‘Is This the End of My Life?’: False Alert of Missile Attack Sends Hawaii Scrambling" is from the January 14, 2018 National section of The Washington Post. It was written by Amy B Wang, Dan Lamothe and Greg Miller and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • A 12-Year-Old in Australia Had a Fight with His Mom and Ran Away — to a Resort in Bali

    • By: Amy B Wang
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 6 mins
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    Paging Macaulay Culkin.In an incident reminiscent of a “Home Alone” sequel, a 12-year-old boy in Australia ran away from home last month after an argument with his mother — and flew to Bali by himself, using his parents’ credit card.

    "A 12-Year-Old in Australia Had a Fight with His Mom and Ran Away — to a Resort in Bali" is from the April 24, 2018 World section of The Washington Post. It was written by Amy B Wang and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • 'They'll Kill for It': Ramen Has Become the Black-Market Currency in American Prisons

    • By: Amy B Wang
    • Narrated by: Jenny Hoops
    • Length: 6 mins
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    "'They'll Kill for It': Ramen Has Become the Black-Market Currency in American Prisons" is from the August 23, 2016 Business section of The Washington Post. It was written by Amy B Wang  and narrated by Jenny Hoops.

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    • An American Tourist Gave the Nazi Salute in Germany — so a Stranger Beat Him up, Police Say

    • By: Amy B. Wang, Rick Noack
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
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    An American tourist in Germany was beaten up by a passer-by after he began giving the Nazi salute outside a café in Dresden, police said Sunday.

    "An American Tourist Gave the Nazi Salute in Germany — so a Stranger Beat Him up, Police Say" is from the August 13, 2017 WorldViews section of The Washington Post. It was written by Amy B. Wang and Rick Noack and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • Two Officers — One a New Mother, Another Close to Retiring — Dead after Palm Springs Shooting

    • By: Amy B Wang
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
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    Jose Gilbert “Gil” Vega had already submitted his paperwork to retire from the Palm Springs, Calif., Police Department and was only two months away from doing so. A 35-year veteran of the force, Vega had chosen to work overtime on Saturday. He was supposed to have the day off.

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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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    • Harvey Is Causing ‘Epic Catastrophic Flooding’ in Houston. Why Wasn’t the City Evacuated?

    • By: Amy B. Wang, Cleve R. Wootson Jr.
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 6 mins
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    The National Weather Service warned of “additional catastrophic, unprecedented and life threatening flooding” into the next week, and placed flash-flood emergencies for all of Southeast Texas. As the much-anticipated storm pummeled the country’s fourth-largest city — overwhelming the 911 system and sending some residents, against the advice of officials, into their attics to flee floodwaters — many asked the question: Should Houston have been evacuated? If so, why wasn’t it?

    "Harvey Is Causing ‘Epic Catastrophic Flooding’ in Houston. Why Wasn’t the City Evacuated?" is from the August 27, 2017 Post Nation section of The Washington Post. It was written by Amy B. Wang and Cleve R. Wootson Jr. 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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    • 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
    • Length: 5 mins
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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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    • FBI Thwarts Alleged Plan to Carry Out Terrorist Attack in San Francisco on Christmas

    • By: Amy B. Wang
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 5 mins
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    The FBI says it thwarted a possible terrorist attack at San Francisco’s Pier 39 after arresting a man who told undercover agents he wanted to carry out an Islamic State-inspired suicide bombing at the popular tourist destination on Christmas Day.

    "FBI Thwarts Alleged Plan to Carry Out Terrorist Attack in San Francisco on Christmas" is from the December 23, 2017 National section of The Washington Post. It was written by Amy B. Wang and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • Did Beyoncé Give Birth to Her Twins? The Internet Is Ringing the Alarm.

    • By: Cleve R. Wootson Jr., Amy B Wang
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
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    Beyoncé fever lit up the Internet over the weekend amid reports that Queen Bey had given birth to her twins.

    "Did Beyoncé Give Birth to Her Twins? The Internet Is Ringing the Alarm." is from the June 18, 2017 Entertainment section of The Washington Post. It was written by Cleve R. Wootson Jr. And Amy B Wang and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • Man Wearing Pipe Bomb in Custody After 'Attempted Terrorist Attack' in N.Y. Subway, Police Say

    • By: Mark Berman, Lindsey Bever, Amy B. Wang, and others
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 8 mins
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    The man suspected of setting off the explosion early Monday morning in Midtown Manhattan was identified by authorities as 27-year-old Akayed Ullah, an immigrant from Bangladesh who lives in Brooklyn. The blast, which occurred in the area of the Port Authority Bus Terminal, at 42nd Street and Eigth Avenue, resulted in serious injuries to the suspect and minor injuries to at least three others, authorities said during a morning news conference.

    "Man Wearing Pipe Bomb in Custody After 'Attempted Terrorist Attack' in N.Y. Subway, Police Say" is from the December 11, 2017 National section of The Washington Post. It was written by Mark Berman, Lindsey Bever, Amy B. Wang and Devlin Barrett 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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