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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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    • 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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    • Trump, Comey and Obstruction of Justice: A Primer

    • By: Charlie Savage
    • Narrated by: Keith Sellon-Wright
    • Length: 6 mins
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    The testimony by former FBI Director James Comey that President Donald Trump, before firing him last month, demanded loyalty, urged him to drop the investigation into his former national security adviser and pressed him to “lift the cloud” of the Russia inquiry is fueling accusations that the president obstructed justice.

    "Trump, Comey and Obstruction of Justice: A Primer" is from the June 08, 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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    • 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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    • 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

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    • 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 54 ratings

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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 Halts Collection of Americans' Emails About Foreign Targets

    • By: Charlie Savage
    • Narrated by: Barbara Benjamin-Creel
    • Length: 2 mins
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    The National Security Agency is stopping one of the most disputed forms of its warrantless surveillance program in which it collects Americans’ emails and texts to and from people overseas and that mention a foreigner under surveillance, according to officials familiar with the matter.

    "NSA Halts Collection of Americans' Emails About Foreign Targets" is from the April 28, 2017 U.S. section of The New York Times. It was written by Charlie Savage and narrated by Barbara Benjamin-Creel.

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    • In Criminal Rulings, Garland Has Usually Sided with Law Enforcement

    • By: Charlie Savage
    • Narrated by: Kristi Burns
    • Length: 6 mins
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    "In Criminal Rulings, Garland Has Usually Sided with Law Enforcement" is from the March 22, 2016, U.S. section of The New York Times. It was written by Charlie Savage and narrated by Kristi Burns.

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    • NSA Warrantless Surveillance Aided Turks After Attack, Officials Say

    • By: Charlie Savage
    • Narrated by: Keith Sellon-Wright
    • Length: 5 mins
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    The National Security Agency used its warrantless surveillance program to help Turkey find the suspect in a terrorist attack at an Istanbul nightclub on Dec. 31 that killed 39 people and wounded dozens more, including an American who was shot, a senior FBI official said Tuesday

    "NSA Warrantless Surveillance Aided Turks After Attack, Officials Say" is from the June 27, 2017 World section of The New York Times. It was written by Charlie Savage and narrated by Keith Sellon-Wright.

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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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    • 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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    • How Michael Flynn May Have Run Afoul of the Law

    • By: Charlie Savage
    • Narrated by: Barbara Benjamin-Creel
    • Length: 8 mins
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    President Donald Trump’s former national security adviser, Michael T. Flynn, is facing a mounting tangle of potential legal troubles arising from his business dealings with foreign entities and his interactions with both executive branch and congressional investigators.

    "How Michael Flynn May Have Run Afoul of the Law" is from the May 25, 2017 U.S. section of The New York Times. It was written by Charlie Savage and narrated by Barbara Benjamin-Creel.

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    • For Mueller, a Feared Weakness Becomes a Strength

    • By: Charlie Savage
    • Narrated by: Keith Sellon-Wright
    • Length: 8 mins
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    Robert Mueller, the special counsel investigating Russia’s interference in the 2016 election, transformed this week what has appeared to be a weakness — his relative lack of independence — into a strength.

    "For Mueller, a Feared Weakness Becomes a Strength" is from the April 05, 2018 U.S. section of The New York Times. It was written by Charlie Savage and narrated by Keith Sellon-Wright.

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    • 9/11 Judge Let US Destroy Evidence, Defense Says

    • By: Charlie Savage
    • Narrated by: Caroline Miller
    • Length: 4 mins
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    "9/11 Judge Let US Destroy Evidence, Defense Says" is from the May 11, 2016 US section of The New York Times. It was written by Charlie Savage and narrated by Caroline Miller.

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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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    • Trump Attacks Senator’s Credibility Over Gorsuch’s Comments

    • By: Charlie Savage, Jonathan Weisman
    • Narrated by: Barbara Benjamin-Creel
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    It was a bit of a kiss-and-tell moment when Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., told reporters that President Donald Trump’s nominee for the Supreme Court, Judge Neil Gorsuch, had called Trump’s attacks on the judiciary “demoralizing” and “disheartening.”

    "Trump Attacks Senator’s Credibility Over Gorsuch’s Comments" is from the February 09, 2017 U.S. section of The New York Times. It was written by Charlie Savage and Jonathan Weisman and narrated by Barbara Benjamin-Creel.

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    • U.S. To Phase out Use of Private Prisons for Federal Inmates

    • By: Charlie Savage
    • Narrated by: Kristi Burns
    • Length: 2 mins
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    "U.S. To Phase out Use of Private Prisons for Federal Inmates" is from the August 18, 2016 US section of The New York Times. It was written by Charlie Savage and narrated by Kristi Burns.

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    • U.S. Strikes Al-Shabab, a Likely First Since Trump Relaxed Rules for Somalia

    • By: Charlie Savage, Helene Cooper, Eric Schmitt
    • Narrated by: Kristi Burns
    • Length: 5 mins
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    The U.S. military said Sunday that it had carried out a drone strike in southern Somalia against al-Shabab, the Qaida-linked insurgent group — apparently the first such strike since President Donald Trump relaxed targeting rules for counterterrorism operations in that country in March.

    "U.S. Strikes Al-Shabab, a Likely First Since Trump Relaxed Rules for Somalia" is from the June 11, 2017 World section of The New York Times. It was written by Charlie Savage, Helene Cooper and Eric Schmitt and narrated by Kristi Burns.

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    • Pentagon Foresees at Least Two More Years of Combat in Somalia

    • By: Charlie Savage, Eric Schmitt
    • Narrated by: Keith Sellon-Wright
    • Length: 7 mins
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    Amid its escalating campaign of drone strikes in Somalia, the Pentagon has presented the White House with an operational plan that envisions at least two more years of combat against Islamist militants there, according to U.S. officials familiar with internal deliberations.

    "Pentagon Foresees at Least Two More Years of Combat in Somalia" is from the December 10, 2017 World section of The New York Times. It was written by Charlie Savage and Eric Schmitt and narrated by Keith Sellon-Wright.

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    • U.S. Says Troops Can Stay in Syria Without New Authorization

    • By: Charlie Savage
    • Narrated by: Barbara Benjamin-Creel
    • Length: 6 mins
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    The Trump administration has decided that it needs no new legal authority from Congress to indefinitely keep U.S. military forces deployed in Syria and Iraq, even in territory that has been cleared of Islamic State fighters, according to Pentagon and State Department officials.

    "U.S. Says Troops Can Stay in Syria Without New Authorization" is from the February 22, 2018 World section of The New York Times. It was written by Charlie Savag and narrated by Barbara Benjamin-Creel.

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