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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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    • '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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    • Brits Spent Months Trying to Identify a Lost Alzheimer’s Patient. The Answer Broke Their Hearts.

    • By: Cleve R. Wootson Jr.
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 7 mins
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    The man outside the bus station appeared well-fed, clean and generally taken care of. But he had no idea how he got there or who his family was.

    "Brits Spent Months Trying to Identify a Lost Alzheimer’s Patient. The Answer Broke Their Hearts." is from the February 04, 2017 To Your Health section of The Washington Post. It was written by Cleve R. Wootson Jr. and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • A Researcher Discovered How Cavemen Cleaned Their Teeth. It Will Make You Want to Brush Yours.

    • By: Cleve R. Wootson Jr.
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
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    The earliest known toothbrushes date back to 3500 B.C., found in Egyptian tombs next to their owners. They're pieces of stick, really, with frayed ends to whisk away debris. But the fact that the Egyptians thought to pack a toothbrush on their trip to the afterlife hints at one of the most vexing problems throughout human history: How do we get gunk out of our teeth?

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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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    • 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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    • Dentists Keep Dying of This Lung Disease. The CDC Can’t Figure out Why.

    • By: Cleve R. Wootson Jr.
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
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    Seven of the patients were dead, and two more were dying of a rare chronic, progressive lung disease that can be treated but not cured.

    "Dentists Keep Dying of This Lung Disease. The CDC Can’t Figure out Why." is from the March 10, 2018 National section of The Washington Post. It was written by Cleve R. Wootson Jr. and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • Amelia Earhart Didn't Die in a Plane Crash, Investigators Say. This Is Their Theory

    • By: Cleve R. Wootson Jr.
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 9 mins
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    Her mysterious disappearance over the Pacific Ocean in 1937 has vexed historians and fueled conspiracy theories for decades. Earhart was declared dead after the U.S. government concluded that she crashed somewhere in the Pacific as she tried to become the first woman to circle the globe, her plane sinking to the seabed.

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    • A Dairy Queen Owner Unleashed a Racist Tirade Against a Customer. He No Longer Has a Business.

    • By: Cleve R. Wootson Jr.
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
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    The Dairy Queen owner shouting the n-word at Deianeira Ford told her he could say whatever he wanted at his fast-food restaurant — that any accusations and complaints she uttered would fall on deaf ears.

    "A Dairy Queen Owner Unleashed a Racist Tirade Against a Customer. He No Longer Has a Business." is from the January 09, 2017 National section of The Washington Post. It was written by Cleve R. Wootson Jr. and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • How This Iraq War Veteran Lied His Way to a Purple Heart and $750,000 in Disability Benefits

    • By: Cleve R. Wootson Jr.
    • Narrated by: Kristi Burns
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    "How This Iraq War Veteran Lied His Way to a Purple Heart and $750,000 in Disability Benefits" is from the August 25, 2016 World section of The Washington Post. It was written by Cleve R. Wootson Jr. and narrated by Kristi Burns.

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    • ‘My Sons Love Hunting, I Don’t’: Trump’s Soft Spot for Elephants

    • By: Cleve R. Wootson Jr.
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
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    Conservationists who have a visceral emotional reaction to words like “carbon emissions” and “TransCanada” and “Rick Perry” rarely find themselves closely allied with President Trump’s opinions on the proper stewardship of the planet.

    "‘My Sons Love Hunting, I Don’t’: Trump’s Soft Spot for Elephants" is from the November 18, 2017 Animalia section of The Washington Post. It was written by Cleve R. Wootson Jr. and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • Jeff Sessions Defended Family Separation with the Bible. John Oliver Countered with Dr. Seuss.

    • By: Cleve R. Wootson Jr.
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
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    John Oliver is not the first person to blast the Trump administration for using scripture to justify its practice of separating children from parents accused of entering the United States illegally. But he may be the first to make the point using whimsical childhood rhymes.

    "Jeff Sessions Defended Family Separation with the Bible. John Oliver Countered with Dr. Seuss." is from the June 18, 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 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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    • Austin Bombings and the Explosive Echoes of the Unabomber

    • By: Cleve R. Wootson Jr.
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
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    It’s been 22 years since FBI agents crept up to a cabin in secluded Montana woods and pulled out a thin man with graying blond hair, pages from a handwritten journal denouncing technology and a completed bomb ready to be mailed.

    "Austin Bombings and the Explosive Echoes of the Unabomber" is from the March 14, 2018 National section of The Washington Post. It was written by Cleve R. Wootson Jr. and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • Amelia Earhart Didn't Die in a Plane Crash, Investigator Says. This Is His Theory

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    "As America endured the drab years of the Great Depression, Amelia Earhart's exploits were a bright spot. She broke gender barriers by completing solo flights most male pilots hadn't accomplished and traveled the country speaking of women's empowerment and the glorious promise of air travel."

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    • There’s a Small Chance an Asteroid Will Smack into Earth in 2135. NASA Is Working on a Plan.

    • By: Cleve R. Wootson Jr.
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
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    Here’s a tip for the planners among us: If you have dinner reservations or theater tickets for Sept. 22, 2135 (it’s a Thursday), now might be a good time to scuttle them.

    "There’s a Small Chance an Asteroid Will Smack into Earth in 2135. NASA Is Working on a Plan." is from the March 19, 2018 National section of The Washington Post. It was written by Cleve R. Wootson Jr. and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • A Serial Killer’s Creepy Post-Conviction Message: There Are More Victims.

    • By: Cleve R. Wootson Jr.
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
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    With six words penned to his local newspaper, serial killer Todd Kohlhepp gave voice to the fears of investigators and anyone else worried that a missing loved one had become a victim of South Carolina’s infamous murderer:“Yes there is more than seven.”

    "A Serial Killer’s Creepy Post-Conviction Message: There Are More Victims." is from the December 10, 2017 True Crime section of The Washington Post. It was written by Cleve R. Wootson Jr. and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • 'Broken' Parents Won't Sue Disney over the Alligator Attack That Left Their Toddler Dead

    • By: Cleve R. Wootson Jr.
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
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    "'Broken' Parents Won't Sue Disney over the Alligator Attack That Left Their Toddler Dead" is from the July 20, 2016 National 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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    • Seth Meyers Invited Trump to Be a Guest on His Show. Trump Wanted an Apology First.

    • By: Cleve R. Wootson Jr.
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
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    Donald Trump had remembered that Saturday evening in April, particularly the 2 minutes and 34 seconds Seth Meyers spent skewering him with joke after excoriating joke.

    "Seth Meyers Invited Trump to Be a Guest on His Show. Trump Wanted an Apology First." is from the May 08, 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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