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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
    • Length: 5 mins
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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.

    • A Black Woman Called 911 Because She Was Afraid of a Police Officer. A Violent Arrest Followed

    • By: Amy B Wang
    • Narrated by: Jill Melancon
    • Length: 8 mins
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    "A Black Woman Called 911 Because She Was Afraid of a Police Officer. A Violent Arrest Followed" is from the August 05, 2016 National section of The Washington Post. It was written by Amy B Wang and narrated by Jill Melancon.

    • A 9-Year-Old Wanted a Video Game Controller from His Sister — so He Shot Her, Police Say

    • By: Amy B Wang
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
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    A 13-year-old girl in Mississippi has died after being shot by her 9-year-old brother over a fight about video games, police say.

    "A 9-Year-Old Wanted a Video Game Controller from His Sister — so He Shot Her, Police Say" is from the March 19, 2018 National section of The Washington Post. It was written by Amy B Wang and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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

    • By: Amy B Wang
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
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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.

    • Holocaust Denier Running for Congress Has No Opponents in Republican Primary

    • By: Amy B. Wang
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 4 mins
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    Despite his views, Jones is all but certain to become the GOP nominee in one of Illinois’ most prominent congressional districts — one that includes parts of Chicago and several suburbs to the west and southwest. Jones is running unopposed in the Republican primary; the deadline for candidates to file was in early December.

    "Holocaust Denier Running for Congress Has No Opponents in Republican Primary" is from the February 05, 2018 Politics section of The Washington Post. It was written by Amy B. Wang and narrated by Sam Scholl.

    • ‘They Say It’s a Gun’: NYPD Releases Video, 911 Clips in Fatal Shooting of Man Holding Metal Pipe

    • By: Amy B Wang, Wesley Lowery
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 8 mins
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    Police fatally shot an unarmed man in Brooklyn on Wednesday after mistaking a metal pipe he was holding for a gun, authorities said. The death of Saheed Vassell, 34, provoked hours of emotionally charged protests and has prompted the New York state attorney general to open an investigation.

    "‘They Say It’s a Gun’: NYPD Releases Video, 911 Clips in Fatal Shooting of Man Holding Metal Pipe" is from the April 05, 2018 National section of The Washington Post. It was written by Amy B Wang and Wesley Lowery and narrated by Sam Scholl.

    • Rick Santorum: ‘I Did Misspeak’ in Telling Kids to Learn CPR Instead of Marching for Gun Control

    • By: Amy B Wang
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
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    Rick Santorum is trying to walk back comments he made suggesting teenagers protesting gun violence would be better served by taking CPR classes instead of demanding stricter gun laws.

    "Rick Santorum: ‘I Did Misspeak’ in Telling Kids to Learn CPR Instead of Marching for Gun Control" is from the March 28, 2018 Politics section of The Washington Post. It was written by Amy B Wang and narrated by Sam Scholl.

    • After a Year of Historic Natural Disasters, What Would Happen to FEMA if the Government Shuts Down?

    • By: Amy B. Wang
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 7 mins
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    As lawmakers continue trying to pass a long-term spending bill — or yet another temporary stopgap measure — to avoid a government shutdown before Friday at midnight, many federal employees are watching negotiations closely, wondering about the short-term fate of their jobs.

    "After a Year of Historic Natural Disasters, What Would Happen to FEMA if the Government Shuts Down?" is from the January 18, 2018 National section of The Washington Post. It was written by Amy B. Wang and narrated by Sam Scholl.

    • A Transgender Inmate Fought to Be Called Stacy. She Was Found Dead in a Men's Prison

    • By: Amy B Wang
    • Narrated by: Jill Melancon
    • Length: 6 mins
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    "A Transgender Inmate Fought to Be Called Stacy. She Was Found Dead in a Men's Prison" is from the August 19, 2016 US section of The Washington Post. It was written by Amy B Wang and narrated by Jill Melancon.

    • A Man Assumed a Store's Indian Owners Were Muslim. So He Tried to Burn It Down, Police Say.

    • By: Amy B Wang
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 6 mins
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    A Florida man who attempted to set fire to a convenience store told deputies that he assumed the owner was Muslim and that he wanted to “run the Arabs out of our country,” according to the St. Lucie County Sheriff’s Office.

    "A Man Assumed a Store's Indian Owners Were Muslim. So He Tried to Burn It Down, Police Say." is from the March 12, 2017 National section of The Washington Post. It was written by Amy B Wang and narrated by Sam Scholl.

    • A Man Went to a School Board Meeting to Confront His Alleged Childhood Bully: The Superintendent

    • By: Amy B Wang
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 4 mins
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    Greg Barrett walked up to the podium, striding past the empty rows of chairs behind him.It was a Monday night, and attendance at the Katy Independent School District school board meeting was sparse.Not that it mattered. As Barrett began speaking, his gaze was focused on the district officials seated in front of him — in particular, on Lance Hindt, the superintendent of the Houston-area district.

    "A Man Went to a School Board Meeting to Confront His Alleged Childhood Bully: The Superintendent" is from the March 21, 2018 National section of The Washington Post. It was written by Amy B Wang and narrated by Sam Scholl.

    • 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.

    • 'I Told Him I Can't Breathe': Police Punch Teen Girl After Mistaking Her for Black Male Suspect

    • By: Amy B Wang
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
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    On the day Tatyana Hargrove rode her bike to try to buy her dad a Father’s Day gift, temperatures in Bakersfield, Calif., had reached triple digits, so she stopped on the way home to take a drink of water in the shade.

    "'I Told Him I Can't Breathe': Police Punch Teen Girl After Mistaking Her for Black Male Suspect" is from the July 12, 2017 Post Nation section of The Washington Post. It was written by Amy B Wang and narrated by Sam Scholl.

    • '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.

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

    • By: Amy B Wang
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
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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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    • Al Gore Thought Trump ‘Might Come to His Senses’ on Climate Change. Nope.

    • By: Amy B Wang
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
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    Former vice president Al Gore said he tried for months to persuade President Trump to take climate change seriously — and thought there was a possibility he could come around, until Trump announced he would pull the United States out of the Paris agreement in June.

    "Al Gore Thought Trump ‘Might Come to His Senses’ on Climate Change. Nope." is from the August 05, 2017 Arts and Entertainment section of The Washington Post. It was written by Amy B Wang and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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

    • By: Amy B. Wang
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
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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.

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

    • By: Amy B Wang
    • Narrated by: Jenny Hoops
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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.

    • 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.

    • A Divorcing Couple Asked a Judge to Treat Their Dogs Like Children. Here Is His Reply.

    • By: Amy B Wang
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
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    “Dogs are wonderful creatures,” read the first line of a ruling from a Canadian judge.

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