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    • The Last U.S. Slave Ship Was Burned to Hide Its Horrors. A Storm May Have Unearthed It.

    • By: Cleve R. Wootson Jr.
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
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    In the summer of 1860, half a century after the United States banned the trans-Atlantic slave trade, Capt. William Foster sneaked 110 African slaves into Mobile, Ala. — and knew that the floating evidence of the illegal deed could get him killed.

    "The Last U.S. Slave Ship Was Burned to Hide Its Horrors. A Storm May Have Unearthed It." is from the January 24, 2018 National section of The Washington Post. It was written by Cleve R. Wootson Jr. and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • For Weeks He Trained a Dog to Do a Nazi Salute. He Was Just Convicted of a Hate Crime.

    • By: Cleve R. Wootson Jr.
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 6 mins
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    Mark Meechan stared at the camera and described the training he had given to his girlfriend’s pug, Buddha.“My girlfriend is always ranting and raving about how cute and adorable her wee dog is,” he said in his Scottish brogue. “And so I thought I would turn him into the least cute thing I could think of, which is a Nazi.”

    "For Weeks He Trained a Dog to Do a Nazi Salute. He Was Just Convicted of a Hate Crime." is from the March 21, 2018 World section of The Washington Post. It was written by Cleve R. Wootson Jr. and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • He Is Accused of Killing Someone in a Parking Spot Dispute. Authorities Say He Was Standing His Ground.

    • By: Cleve R. Wootson Jr.
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
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    Britany Jacobs sat parked in the handicap spot, right in the middle of Michael Drejka’s pet peeve.

    "He Is Accused of Killing Someone in a Parking Spot Dispute. Authorities Say He Was Standing His Ground." is from the July 21, 2018 National section of The Washington Post. It was written by Cleve R. Wootson Jr. and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • 'I Was Just Reading a Book': Canadian Cops Called on Black Man Reading C.S. Lewis in His Car

    • By: Cleve R. Wootson Jr.
    • Narrated by: Jenny Hoops
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    "'I Was Just Reading a Book': Canadian Cops Called on Black Man Reading C.S. Lewis in His Car" is from the July 15, 2016 World section of The Washington Post. It was written by Cleve R. Wootson Jr. and narrated by Jenny Hoops.

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    • Pilots Saw a ‘Very Bright’ UFO Streaking over Ireland. If It Wasn’t Aliens, What Was It?

    • By: Cleve R. Wootson Jr.
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
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    The confused person on the radio was not someone typically associated with dodgy reports of extraterrestrial interaction. There were no claims that large-eyed green men crossed the cosmos to turn livestock inside out or too-detailed, breathless tales about cold metal tables and undignified alien probes.

    "Pilots Saw a ‘Very Bright’ UFO Streaking over Ireland. If It Wasn’t Aliens, What Was It?" is from the November 13, 2018 World section of The Washington Post. It was written by Cleve R. Wootson Jr. and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • Trump Confidant Roger Stone Can’t Stop Claiming He Was Poisoned by Polonium

    • By: Cleve R. Wootson Jr.
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
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    For more than a year, Roger Stone has asserted that he spent Christmas 2016 trying to survive an assassination attempt — most likely radioactive polonium poisoning — by someone trying to frame Russia.

    "Trump Confidant Roger Stone Can’t Stop Claiming He Was Poisoned by Polonium" is from the April 07, 2018 Arts and Entertainment section of The Washington Post. It was written by Cleve R. Wootson Jr. and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • Investigators Insist MH370 Crash Was an Accident, Not a Mass Murder-Suicide by the Pilot

    • By: Cleve R. Wootson Jr.
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
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    A despondent Capt. Zaharie Ahmad Shah, troubled over the end of his marriage or some other unbearable sadness, was the only person awake on the doomed plane full of unconscious people, one theory goes. The suicidal pilot disabled communications on Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, took a final pass over his home town, then torpedoed the Boeing 777 into the Indian Ocean, experts insisted.

    "Investigators Insist MH370 Crash Was an Accident, Not a Mass Murder-Suicide by the Pilot" is from the May 22, 2018 World section of The Washington Post. It was written by Cleve R. Wootson Jr. and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • Malaysian Aviation Chief Resigns After Investigation Found Someone Veered MH370 off Course

    • By: Cleve R. Wootson Jr.
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 4 mins
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    A day after an investigation report concluded that someone steered Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 — and the 239 people on board — onto a doomed course, the country's civil aviation chief announced his resignation Tuesday over the shortcomings of the country's air traffic control center.

    "Malaysian Aviation Chief Resigns After Investigation Found Someone Veered MH370 off Course" is from the August 01, 2018 World section of The Washington Post. It was written by Cleve R. Wootson Jr. and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • The Five Sullivan Brothers, Serving Together, Were Killed in World War II. Their Ship Was Just Found.

    • By: Cleve R. Wootson Jr.
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
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    Thomas Sullivan was getting ready for work in Waterloo, Iowa, when three men in Navy uniforms walked up to his front door.

    "The Five Sullivan Brothers, Serving Together, Were Killed in World War II. Their Ship Was Just Found." is from the March 20, 2018 National section of The Washington Post. It was written by Cleve R. Wootson Jr. and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • Why Scientists Are Upset About a Dinosaur Fossil’s Sale — and $2.4 Million Price Tag

    • By: Cleve R. Wootson Jr.
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
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    By the time the scientists had catalogued the last bone, they realized they might be staring at the discovery of a lifetime — the 70 percent intact fossil of a carnivorous creature as long as a telephone pole that may represent a new kind of dinosaur.

    "Why Scientists Are Upset About a Dinosaur Fossil’s Sale — and $2.4 Million Price Tag" is from the June 07, 2018 National section of The Washington Post. It was written by Cleve R. Wootson Jr. and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • Most Cybersecurity Experts Are Worried About Russian Hackers. One Says: Look, a Squirrel!

    • By: Cleve R. Wootson Jr.
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
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    As the nation is at perhaps its most apoplectic about what, exactly, Russian computers are doing to American ones, a cybersecurity expert pointed out this week that most are ignoring an insidious, bushy-tailed foe that occasionally buries acorns and gets squashed by mail trucks.

    "Most Cybersecurity Experts Are Worried About Russian Hackers. One Says: Look, a Squirrel!" is from the January 18, 2017 Tech section of The Washington Post. It was written by Cleve R. Wootson Jr. and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • Racist ‘Magical Negro’ Robo-Call from ‘Oprah’ Targets Stacey Abrams in Georgia Governor’s Race

    • By: Cleve R. Wootson Jr.
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
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    For years, Oprah Winfrey’s campaign rally appearances and political endorsements have posed a difficult question for anyone who happens to be advocating for the candidate on the other side: How do you contend with the star power of a billionaire Queen of All Media who is also one of the world’s most influential people?

    "Racist ‘Magical Negro’ Robo-Call from ‘Oprah’ Targets Stacey Abrams in Georgia Governor’s Race" is from the November 05, 2018 Politics section of The Washington Post. It was written by Cleve R. Wootson Jr. and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • Trump Questions Whether Key Funding Source for Historically Black Colleges Is Constitutional

    • By: Cleve R. Wootson Jr., Susan Svrluga
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 7 mins
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    In February, President Trump invited leaders from historically black colleges and universities to the White House, a move they hoped signaled his support for the institutions and showed an effort to give them more clout in his administration. But critics had a more cynical description of the Oval Office meeting: a photo op.

    " Trump Questions Whether Key Funding Source for Historically Black Colleges Is Constitutional" is from the May 06, 2017 National section of The Washington Post. It was written by Cleve R. Wootson Jr. and Susan Svrluga and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • An 8-Year-Old Tried Selling Water for a Trip to Disneyland. A White Woman Threatened to Call Police.

    • By: Cleve R. Wootson Jr.
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
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    Things got tight after Erin Austin lost her job, so she struck a deal with her 8-year-old daughter, who had been eagerly anticipating a trip to Disneyland: The family could still make the voyage to the Magic Kingdom if Jordan could help raise money, Austin told USA Today.

    "An 8-Year-Old Tried Selling Water for a Trip to Disneyland. A White Woman Threatened to Call Police." is from the June 25, 2018 National section of The Washington Post. It was written by Cleve R. Wootson Jr. and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • An Iowa College Student Went for a Jog Last Week — and Hasn’t Been Seen Since

    • By: Cleve R. Wootson Jr.
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    Mollie Tibbets put on shorts and a black sports bra, laced up her running shoes and headed out for a jog Thursday, just as she did almost every evening, a neighbor told authorities.Then she disappeared.

    "An Iowa College Student Went for a Jog Last Week — and Hasn’t Been Seen Since" is from the July 25, 2018 National section of The Washington Post. It was written by Cleve R. Wootson Jr. and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • In Jab at Trump, Schwarzenegger and Macron Team up to ‘Make the Planet Great Again’

    • By: Cleve R. Wootson Jr.
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    To strike the latest blow in his Twitter war with President Trump, Schwarzenegger has recruited, well, French President Emmanuel Macron.

    "In Jab at Trump, Schwarzenegger and Macron Team up to ‘Make the Planet Great Again’" is from the June 24, 2017 WorldViews section of The Washington Post. It was written by Cleve R. Wootson Jr. and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • Dozens Heard Amelia Earhart’s Final, Chilling Pleas for Help, Researchers Say

    • By: Cleve R. Wootson Jr.
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
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    Amelia Earhart waded into the Pacific Ocean and climbed into her downed and disabled Lockheed Electra.

    "Dozens Heard Amelia Earhart’s Final, Chilling Pleas for Help, Researchers Say" is from the July 25, 2018 World section of The Washington Post. It was written by Cleve R. Wootson Jr. and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • Stephen Colbert Blasts Ted Cruz for ‘Late Show’ Ads During Beto O’Rourke Appearance

    • By: Cleve R. Wootson Jr.
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
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    With a little over 50 days until Texas voters cast ballots, incumbent Sen. Ted Cruz (R) and his supporters are doing everything they can to quiet the buzz around suddenly surging Democratic challenger Rep. Beto O’Rourke.

    "Stephen Colbert Blasts Ted Cruz for ‘Late Show’ Ads During Beto O’Rourke Appearance" is from the September 13, 2018 Arts and Entertainment section of The Washington Post. It was written by Cleve R. Wootson Jr. and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • Who Betrayed Anne Frank? Artificial Intelligence Could Finally Solve the Mystery.

    • By: Cleve R. Wootson Jr.
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
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    For nearly 75 years, some of the greatest investigative minds have tried to figure out who tipped off the Nazis about Anne Frank and the seven other Jews who were hiding behind a movable bookcase in Amsterdam.

    "Who Betrayed Anne Frank? Artificial Intelligence Could Finally Solve the Mystery." is from the October 04, 2017 Technology section of The Washington Post. It was written by Cleve R. Wootson Jr. and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • 'Modern-Day Slavery': In $66 Million Legal Claim, Teen Accuses Oakland Cops of Using Her for Sex

    • By: Cleve R. Wootson Jr.
    • Narrated by: Jenny Hoops
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    The teenager had been selling herself for money since she was 12. She had been “exploited by pimps,” she says, and was in the act of running away from one when she met Brendan O’Brien, a police officer in Oakland, Calif. But instead of helping the then-17-year-old prostitute, O’Brien and more than 30 other law enforcement officers “continued to traffic, rape, victimize and exploit a teenage girl who needed to be rescued,” according to a legal claim filed with the Oakland city attorney’s office.

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