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    • Power Wars

    • Inside Obama's Post-9/11 Presidency
    • By: Charlie Savage
    • Narrated by: Dan Woren
    • Length: 27 hrs and 40 mins
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    Barack Obama campaigned on a promise of change from George W. Bush's "global war on terror". Yet from indefinite detention and drone strikes to surveillance and military tribunals, Obama ended up continuing - and in some cases expanding - many policies he inherited. What happened? In Power Wars, Charlie Savage looks inside the Obama administration's national security legal and policy team in a way that no one has before.

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    • Great review of Executive National Security power

    • By E. Nelson on 12-08-15
    • Inside Obama's Post-9/11 Presidency
    • By: Charlie Savage
    • Narrated by: Dan Woren
    • Length: 27 hrs and 40 mins
    • Release date: 11-03-15
    • 4 out of 5 stars 55 ratings

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    • Obama Sends Guantánamo Closing Plan to Congress

    • By: Charlie Savage, Julie Hirschfeld Davis
    • Narrated by: Keith Sellon-Wright
    • Length: 7 mins
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    "Obama Sends GuantáNamo Closing Plan to Congress
" is from the US section of The New York Times. It was written by Charlie Savage and Julie Hirschfeld Davis and narrated by Keith Sellon-Wright.

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    • Lack of Plan for ISIS Detainees Raises Human Rights Concerns

    • By: Charlie Savage, Michael S. Schmidt, Eric Schmitt
    • Narrated by: Kristi Burns
    • Length: 6 mins
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    "Lack of Plan for ISIS Detainees Raises Human Rights Concerns" is from the May 11, 2016 World section of The New York Times. It was written by Charlie Savage, Michael S. Schmidt and Eric Schmitt and narrated by Kristi Burns.

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    • Measure Would Let Guantánamo Detainees Enter Pleas in Civilian Court

    • By: Charlie Savage
    • Narrated by: Caroline Miller
    • Length: 4 mins
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    "Measure Would Let Guantánamo Detainees Enter Pleas in Civilian Court" is from the May 13, 2016 World section of The New York Times. It was written by Charlie Savage and narrated by Caroline Miller.

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    • Obama Commutes Bulk of Chelsea Manning’s Sentence

    • By: Charlie Savage
    • Narrated by: Kristi Burns
    • Length: 7 mins
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    The decision by Obama rescued Manning, who twice tried to kill herself last year, from an uncertain future as a transgender woman incarcerated at the men’s military prison at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. She has been jailed for nearly seven years, and her 35-year sentence was by far the longest punishment ever imposed in the United States for a leak conviction.

    "Obama Commutes Bulk of Chelsea Manning’s Sentence" is from the January 17, 2017 U.S. section of The New York Times. It was written by Charlie Savage and narrated by Kristi Burns.

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    • What Is Obstruction of Justice? An Often-Murky Crime, Explained

    • By: Charlie Savage
    • Narrated by: Kristi Burns
    • Length: 6 mins
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    Tuesday’s report by The New York Times that President Donald Trump asked James B. Comey, then the FBI director, in February to drop the investigation into his former national security adviser, Michael T. Flynn, has fueled accusations that the White House is obstructing justice.

    "What Is Obstruction of Justice? An Often-Murky Crime, Explained" is from the May 16, 2017 U.S. section of The New York Times. It was written by Charlie Savage and narrated by Kristi Burns.

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    • After Yemeni’s 13 Years in Guantánamo, Freedom for the Soul Takes Longer

    • By: Charlie Savage
    • Narrated by: Corey M. Snow
    • Length: 13 mins
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    "After Yemeni’s 13 Years in Guantánamo, Freedom for the Soul Takes Longer" is from the July 29, 2016 World section of The New York Times. It was written by Charlie Savage and narrated by Corey M. Snow.

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    • Trump Poised to Lift Ban on CIA ‘Black Site’ Prisons

    • By: Charlie Savage
    • Narrated by: Keith Sellon-Wright
    • Length: 8 mins
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    The Trump administration is preparing a sweeping executive order that would clear the way for the CIA to reopen overseas “black site” prisons, like those where it detained and tortured terrorism suspects before former President Barack Obama shut them down.

    "Trump Poised to Lift Ban on CIA ‘Black Site’ Prisons" is from the January 25, 2017 World section of The New York Times. It was written by Charlie Savage and narrated by Keith Sellon-Wright.

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    • Key Republicans Ask Sessions to Recuse Himself in Russia Case

    • By: Charlie Savage
    • Narrated by: Fleet Cooper
    • Length: 8 mins
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    Congressional Republicans began breaking ranks Thursday to join Democrats in demanding that Attorney General Jeff Sessions recuse himself from overseeing an investigation into contacts between the Trump campaign and the Russian government. Those calls came after the disclosure that Sessions himself spoke with the Russian ambassador last year, in seeming contradiction to his testimony at his confirmation hearing.

    "Key Republicans Ask Sessions to Recuse Himself in Russia Case" is from the March 02, 2017 World section of The New York Times. It was written by Charlie Savage and narrated by Fleet Cooper.

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    • The Marathon of the Presidency Is Looking More Like a Sprint

    • By: Charlie Savage, Peter Baker, Maggie Haberman
    • Narrated by: Barbara Benjamin-Creel
    • Length: 11 mins
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    If other new occupants of the White House wanted to be judged by their first 100 days in office, President Donald Trump seems intent to be judged by his first 100 hours. No president in modern times, if ever, has started with such a flurry of initiatives on so many fronts in such short order.

    "The Marathon of the Presidency Is Looking More Like a Sprint" is from the January 28, 2017 U.S. section of The New York Times. It was written by Charlie Savage, Peter Baker and Maggie Haberman and narrated by Barbara Benjamin-Creel.

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    • Privacy Complaints Mount Over Phone Searches at U.S. Border Since 2011

    • By: Charlie Savage, Ron Nixon
    • Narrated by: Mike DelGaudio
    • Length: 7 mins
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    They spoke of being humiliated and shaken. They described being “made to feel like a criminal.” And they maintained that their rights had been violated.

    "Privacy Complaints Mount Over Phone Searches at U.S. Border Since 2011" is from the December 22, 2017 U.S. section of The New York Times. It was written by Charlie Savage and Ron Nixon and narrated by Mike DelGaudio.

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    • Trump Eases Rules in Somalia Protecting Civilians in Strikes

    • By: Charlie Savage, Eric Schmitt
    • Narrated by: Mike DelGaudio
    • Length: 8 mins
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    President Donald Trump has relaxed some of the rules for preventing civilian casualties when the U.S. military carries out counterterrorism strikes in Somalia, laying the groundwork for an escalating campaign against Islamist militants in the Horn of Africa.

    "Trump Eases Rules in Somalia Protecting Civilians in Strikes" is from the March 30, 2017 World section of The New York Times. It was written by Charlie Savage and Eric Schmitt and narrated by Mike DelGaudio.

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    • At Trial, a Focus on the Facts, Not the Politics, of Benghazi

    • By: Charlie Savage, Adam Goldman
    • Narrated by: Kristi Burns
    • Length: 8 mins
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    Almost from the moment that Islamist militants overran the U.S. consulate and assaulted a CIA annex in Benghazi, Libya, in September 2012, politics consumed the deadly attacks. Using the event as partisan ammunition, Republicans and conservative media outlets sought to make the city’s name synonymous with Democratic scandal.

    "At Trial, a Focus on the Facts, Not the Politics, of Benghazi" is from the October 01, 2017 World section of The New York Times. It was written by Charlie Savage and Adam Goldman and narrated by Kristi Burns.

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    • Sessions Refuses to Discuss His Conversations With Trump About Comey or Russia

    • By: Charlie Savage, Nicholas Fandos
    • Narrated by: Keith Sellon-Wright
    • Length: 11 mins
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    Attorney General Jeff Sessions testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee for the first time Wednesday, eight months into his tenure as the nation’s chief law enforcement officer.

    "Sessions Refuses to Discuss His Conversations With Trump About Comey or Russia" is from the October 17, 2017 U.S. section of The New York Times. It was written by Charlie Savage and Nicholas Fandos and narrated by Keith Sellon-Wright.

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    • Justice Dept. To Take on Affirmative Action in College Admissions

    • By: Charlie Savage
    • Narrated by: Keith Sellon-Wright
    • Length: 7 mins
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    The Trump administration is preparing to redirect resources of the Justice Department’s civil rights division toward investigating and suing universities over affirmative action admissions policies deemed to discriminate against white applicants, according to a document obtained by The New York Times.

    "Justice Dept. To Take on Affirmative Action in College Admissions" is from the August 01, 2017 U.S. section of The New York Times. It was written by Charlie Savage and narrated by Keith Sellon-Wright.

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    • Reversal by Justice Dept. in Transgender Protections

    • By: Charlie Savage
    • Narrated by: Mike DelGaudio
    • Length: 5 mins
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    Attorney General Jeff Sessions Thursday ordered the Justice Department to take the position in court cases that transgender people are not protected by a civil rights law that bans workplace discrimination based on sex. The move was the Trump administration’s latest contraction of the Obama-era approach to civil rights enforcement.

    "Reversal by Justice Dept. in Transgender Protections" is from the October 05, 2017 U.S. section of The New York Times. It was written by Charlie Savage and narrated by Mike DelGaudio.

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    • Rights Groups, Riding Film Publicity, Urge Pardon for Snowden

    • By: Charlie Savage
    • Narrated by: Kristi Burns
    • Length: 5 mins
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    "Rights Groups, Riding Film Publicity, Urge Pardon for Snowden" is from the September 14, 2016 US section of The New York Times. It was written by Charlie Savage and narrated by Kristi Burns.

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    • CIA Torture Detailed in Newly Disclosed Documents

    • By: Sheri Fink, James Risen, Charlie Savage
    • Narrated by: Kristi Burns
    • Length: 6 mins
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    Batches of newly disclosed documents about the Central Intelligence Agency’s defunct torture program are providing new details about its practices of slamming terrorism suspects into walls, confining them in coffinlike boxes and subjecting them to waterboarding — as well as internal disputes over whether two psychologists who designed the program were competent.

    "CIA Torture Detailed in Newly Disclosed Documents" is from the January 19, 2017 World section of The New York Times. It was written by Sheri Fink, James Risen and Charlie Savage and narrated by Kristi Burns.

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    • NSA Contractor Accused in Leak Pleads Guilty

    • By: Charlie Savage, Alan Blinder
    • Narrated by: Kristi Burns
    • Length: 7 mins
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    Reality L. Winner, a former Air Force linguist who was the first person prosecuted by the Trump administration on charges of leaking classified information, pleaded guilty Tuesday as part of an agreement with prosecutors that calls for a sentence of 63 months in prison.

    "NSA Contractor Accused in Leak Pleads Guilty" is from the June 26, 2018 U.S. section of The New York Times. It was written by Charlie Savage and Alan Blinder and narrated by Kristi Burns.

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    • Asian-Americans’ Complaint Prompted Justice Inquiry of College Admissions

    • By: Charlie Savage
    • Narrated by: Keith Sellon-Wright
    • Length: 4 mins
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    The Justice Department on Wednesday said it was searching for Civil Rights Division lawyers to investigate a single complaint involving Asian-American students in a college admissions affirmative-action case.

    "Asian-Americans’ Complaint Prompted Justice Inquiry of College Admissions" is from the August 02, 2017 U.S. section of The New York Times. It was written by Charlie Savage and narrated by Keith Sellon-Wright.

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