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    • Pain Killer

    • An Empire of Deceit and the Origin of America's Opioid Epidemic
    • By: Barry Meier
    • Narrated by: Ray Porter
    • Length: 6 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Equal parts crime thriller, medical detective story, and business exposé, Pain Killer takes a hard-hitting look at how a powerful drug touted as the salvation for millions triggered a national tragedy. At its inception, the legal narcotic OxyContin was seen as a pharmaceutical dream, a "wonder" drug that would herald a sea change in medical care while reaping vast profits for its maker. It did do that; but it also unleashed a public health crisis that cut a swath of despair and crime through unsuspecting small towns, suburbs, and cities across the country.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
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    • By Lord Han moreno on 08-27-18
    • An Empire of Deceit and the Origin of America's Opioid Epidemic
    • By: Barry Meier
    • Narrated by: Ray Porter
    • Length: 6 hrs and 42 mins
    • Release date: 05-29-18
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 42 ratings

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    • Trump Firm Loses Bid to Limit Cleanup Liability for Property

    • By: Barry Meier
    • Narrated by: Caroline Miller
    • Length: 3 mins
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    South Carolina regulators on Tuesday rejected an effort by the Trump Organization to limit its environmental cleanup liabilities at an industrial site once owned by President Donald Trump’s eldest son.

    "Trump Firm Loses Bid to Limit Cleanup Liability for Property" is from the February 07, 2017 Business section of The New York Times. It was written by Barry Meier and narrated by Caroline Miller.

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    • Missing Man

    • The American Spy Who Vanished in Iran
    • By: Barry Meier
    • Narrated by: Ray Porter
    • Length: 8 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In late 2013, Americans were shocked to learn that a former FBI agent turned private investigator who disappeared in Iran in 2007 was there on a mission for the CIA. The missing man, Robert Levinson, appeared in pictures dressed like a Guantánamo prisoner and pleaded in a video for help from the United States.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Important story

    • By Richard F. Callahan on 08-03-16
    • The American Spy Who Vanished in Iran
    • By: Barry Meier
    • Narrated by: Ray Porter
    • Length: 8 hrs and 24 mins
    • Release date: 05-04-16
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 59 ratings

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    • Inside a Secretive Group Where Women Are Branded

    • By: Barry Meier
    • Narrated by: Keith Sellon-Wright
    • Length: 7 mins
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    Last March, five women gathered in a home near here to enter a secret sisterhood they were told was created to empower women.

    "Inside a Secretive Group Where Women Are Branded" is from the October 17, 2017 U.S. section of The New York Times. It was written by Barry Meier and narrated by Keith Sellon-Wright.

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    • Charges Filed Against Leader of Secretive Group Where Women Were Branded

    • By: Barry Meier
    • Narrated by: Keith Sellon-Wright
    • Length: 4 mins
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    Federal authorities charged the head of an Albany, New York-area group with forcing women to engage in sex, according to a complaint unsealed Monday.

    "Charges Filed Against Leader of Secretive Group Where Women Were Branded" is from the March 27, 2018 U.S. section of The New York Times. It was written by Barry Meier and narrated by Keith Sellon-Wright.

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    • New Ways to Treat Pain Meet Resistance

    • By: Barry Meier, Abby Goodnough
    • Narrated by: Fleet Cooper
    • Length: 6 mins
    • Unabridged
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    "New Ways to Treat Pain Meet Resistance" is from the June 22, 2016 Business section of The New York Times. It was written by Barry Meier and Abby Goodnough and narrated by Fleet Cooper.

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    • Where Marijuana Is the Doctor’s Orders, Will Insurers Pay?

    • By: Barry Meier
    • Narrated by: Kristi Burns
    • Length: 5 mins
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    "Where Marijuana Is the Doctor’s Orders, Will Insurers Pay?" is from the November 22, 2016 US section of The New York Times. It was written by Barry Meier and narrated by Kristi Burns.

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    • Business Since Birth: Trump’s Children and the Tangle That Awaits

    • By: Matt Flegenheimer, Rachel Abrams, Barry Meier, and others
    • Narrated by: Caroline Miller
    • Length: 21 mins
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    "Business Since Birth: Trump’s Children and the Tangle That Awaits" is from the December 04, 2016 United States section of The New York Times. It was written by Matt Flegenheimer, Rachel Abrams, Barry Meier and Hiroko Tabuchi and narrated by Caroline Miller.

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    • Under Trump, Coal Mining Gets New Life on U.S. Lands

    • By: Eric Lipton, Barry Meier
    • Narrated by: Keith Sellon-Wright
    • Length: 9 mins
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    The Trump administration is wading into one of the oldest and most contentious debates in the West by encouraging more coal mining on lands owned by the federal government — part of an aggressive push to both invigorate the struggling U.S. coal industry and more broadly exploit commercial opportunities on public lands.

    "Under Trump, Coal Mining Gets New Life on U.S. Lands" is from the August 06, 2017 U.S. section of The New York Times. It was written by Eric Lipton and Barry Meier and narrated by Keith Sellon-Wright.

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    • Assault Rifles and Concealed Handguns at Center of a Changing Industry

    • By: Barry Meier, Michael J. De La Merced
    • Narrated by: Kristi Burns
    • Length: 5 mins
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    "Assault Rifles and Concealed Handguns at Center of a Changing Industry" is from the June 21, 2016, Business section of The New York Times. It was written by Barry Meier and Michael J. De La Merced and narrated by Kristi Burns.

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    • Trump Campaign Chief’s Firm Got $17 Million From Pro-Russia Party

    • By: Nicholas Confessore, Mike McIntire, Barry Meier
    • Narrated by: Kristi Burns
    • Length: 4 mins
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    Paul Manafort, who was forced out as President Donald Trump’s campaign chairman last summer after five months of infighting and criticism about his business dealings with pro-Russian interests, disclosed on Tuesday that his consulting firm had received more than $17 million in payments over two years from a Ukrainian political party with ties to the Kremlin.

    "Trump Campaign Chief’s Firm Got $17 Million From Pro-Russia Party" is from the June 27, 2017 U.S. section of The New York Times. It was written by Nicholas Confessore, Mike Mcintire and Barry Meier and narrated by Kristi Burns.

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    • The Spy Who Never Came Back

    • By: Barry Meier
    • Narrated by: Barbara Benjamin-Creel
    • Length: 11 mins
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    "The Spy Who Never Came Back" is from the May 14, 2016 U.S. section of The New York Times. It was written by Barry Meier and narrated by Barbara Benjamin-Creel.

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    • Under Trump, Worker Protections Are Viewed With New Skepticism

    • By: Barry Meier, Danielle Ivory
    • Narrated by: Keith Sellon-Wright
    • Length: 11 mins
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    Nearly four decades in the making, a new rule under the Obama administration was set to lower workplace exposure to beryllium, an industrial mineral linked to a lung disease that is to estimated to kill 100 people annually. And the nation’s largest beryllium producer had agreed to back the new restrictions.“Once we finish, these workers will be protected and we will end the epidemic of beryllium exposure in the United States,” David Michaels, the OSHA chief, said at the time in 2015.But several weeks ago, just as the rule was going into effect, the safety agency suddenly proposed changes that experts expect may exempt major industries from the tougher standard. It was one of several instances in which workplace safety decisions have been revisited in the early months of the Trump administration.

    "Under Trump, Worker Protections Are Viewed With New Skepticism" is from the June 05, 2017 Business section of The New York Times. It was written by Barry Meier and Danielle Ivory and narrated by Keith Sellon-Wright.

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    • Judge Orders Trump-Owned Golf Resort to Pay Millions

    • By: Barry Meier, Susanne Craig
    • Narrated by: Kristi Burns
    • Length: 4 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In a highly unusual turn of events for a sitting president, a federal judge in Florida on Wednesday ordered a golf resort owned by President Donald Trump to pay $5.7 million for refusing to refund deposits to members who wanted to resign from the club.

    "Judge Orders Trump-Owned Golf Resort to Pay Millions" is from the February 01, 2017 U.S. section of The New York Times. It was written by Barry Meier and Susanne Craig and narrated by Kristi Burns.

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