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    • MH370 Experts Think They’ve Finally Solved the Mystery of the Doomed Malaysia Airlines Flight

    • By: Cleve R. Wootson Jr.
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 7 mins
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    All but one of the 239 people on the doomed Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 had probably been unconscious — incapacitated by the sudden depressurization of the Boeing 777 — and had no way of knowing they were on an hours-long, meandering path to their deaths.

    "MH370 Experts Think They’ve Finally Solved the Mystery of the Doomed Malaysia Airlines Flight" is from the May 15, 2018 World 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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    • 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
    • Length: 5 mins
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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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    • Most Cybersecurity Experts Are Worried About Russian Hackers. One Says: Look, a Squirrel!

    • By: Cleve R. Wootson Jr.
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 3 mins
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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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    • Rachel Dolezal Says Her Black Ex-Husband Wanted Her to Act Whiter

    • By: Cleve R. Wootson Jr.
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 4 mins
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    As Rachel Dolezal tells it in her new book, she’s always colored pictures of herself with a brown crayon — not with a peach-colored one and certainly not with a white one.

    "Rachel Dolezal Says Her Black Ex-Husband Wanted Her to Act Whiter" is from the March 25, 2017 Lifestyle section of The Washington Post. It was written by Cleve R. Wootson Jr. and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • What Trump Could Learn From George Washington’s First Executive Order

    • By: Cleve R. Wootson Jr.
    • Narrated by: Barbara Benjamin-Creel
    • Length: 7 mins
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    George Washington wanted a little advice.

    It was 1789, he had just become the president of the newly minted United States of America, and he was about to issue the nation's first executive order — except it was more of an executive request.

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

    • By: Cleve R. Wootson Jr.
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 8 mins
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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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    • 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
    • Length: 5 mins
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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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    • 'Pure Devastation': At Least 17 Dead, More Than 500 Missing as California Wildfires Spread

    • By: Cleve R. Wootson Jr., Breena Kerr, Lea Donosky, and others
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 9 mins
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    The historically deadly wildfires menacing Northern California regained momentum Wednesday as winds whipped back up, pushing blazes through parched hills and vineyards and prompting more evacuations from an arc of flames that has killed at least 17 people, destroyed more than 2,000 buildings and battered the region’s renowned wine-growing industry.

    'Pure Devastation': At Least 17 Dead, More Than 500 Missing as California Wildfires Spread" is from the October 11, 2017 National section of The Washington Post. It was written by Cleve R. Wootson Jr., Breena Kerr, Lea Donosky, Kristine Phillips and Joel Achenbach 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
    • Length: 8 mins
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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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    • After Calling Barbara Bush an ‘Amazing Racist,’ a Professor Taunts Critics: ‘I Will Never Be Fired’

    • By: Cleve R. Wootson Jr., Herman Wong
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 7 mins
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    In the hours after Barbara Bush died Tuesday, even those who didn’t share the former first lady’s political views expressed their condolences and recounted warm memories of the Bush family matriarch.

    "After Calling Barbara Bush an ‘Amazing Racist,’ a Professor Taunts Critics: ‘I Will Never Be Fired’" is from the April 19, 2018 National section of The Washington Post. It was written by Cleve R. Wootson Jr., Herman Wong and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • Eight Dead, Streets Flooded, Cities Paralyzed by Massive East Coast Storm

    • By: Karen Weintraub, Cleve R. Wootson Jr., Amy B Wang
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 6 mins
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    For two days, a deadly nor’easter turned a thousand-mile stretch of the East Coast into a wind tunnel, leaving millions without power, paralyzing flooded cities and towns and claiming the lives of at least eight people — some of whom had tried in vain to take shelter from hurricane-force winds.

    "Eight Dead, Streets Flooded, Cities Paralyzed by Massive East Coast Storm" is from the March 04, 2018 National section of The Washington Post. It was written by Karen Weintraub, Cleve R. Wootson Jr. and Amy B Wang and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • He Put on an 82nd Airborne Cap and Gave a KKK Salute in Charlottesville. Vets Had Words.

    • By: Cleve R. Wootson Jr.
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
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    He was, after all, at a white supremacist rally Saturday. And he was flanked by several other men making the same salute: thumb tucked under four fingers, arm extended. Some wore bulletproof vests or clothing emblazoned with the Confederate flag. None were out of place at the rally.

    "He Put on an 82nd Airborne Cap and Gave a KKK Salute in Charlottesville. Vets Had Words." is from the August 16, 2017 Checkpoint section of The Washington Post. It was written by Cleve R. Wootson Jr. 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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    • 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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    • 'Just Ash and Bone': Death Toll in California Wildfires Reaches Historically Grim Heights

    • By: Cleve R. Wootson Jr., Sandhya Somashekhar, Kristine Phillips, and others
    • Narrated by: Jenny Hoops
    • Length: 10 mins
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    The horrific scale of death and destruction is coming into focus, even as wildfires continue to rage throughout Northern California.

    'Just Ash and Bone': Death Toll in California Wildfires Reaches Historically Grim Heights" is from the October 13, 2017 National section of The Washington Post. It was written by Cleve R. Wootson Jr., Sandhya Somashekhar, Kristine Phillips and J. Freedom du Lac and narrated by Jenny Hoops.

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    • An ‘E! News’ Anchor Found Out She Earns Half What Her Male Co-Host Makes. So She Quit.

    • By: Cleve R. Wootson Jr.
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 4 mins
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    As she spent months shuttling from the daytime “Daily Pop” to “E! News” at night, an executive at the company informed Catt Sadler that her co-host — a man she had lovingly referred to as “my TV husband” — was making nearly double what she made, even though they started at the network in the same year and were doing basically the same job.

    "An ‘E! News’ Anchor Found Out She Earns Half What Her Male Co-Host Makes. So She Quit." is from the December 20, 2017 Lifestyle section of The Washington Post. It was written by Cleve R. Wootson Jr. and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • His Night Began with Prom. It Ended with an Officer Slamming Him Outside a Waffle House.

    • By: Cleve R. Wootson Jr.
    • Narrated by: Jenny Hoops
    • Length: 7 mins
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    The video starts with the officer already entangled with a tuxedo-wearing Anthony Wall, who is pushed against the plate-glass window of a North Carolina Waffle House, choked, then slammed to the ground.

    "His Night Began with Prom. It Ended with an Officer Slamming Him Outside a Waffle House." is from the May 11, 2018 Business section of The Washington Post. It was written by Cleve R. Wootson Jr. and narrated by Jenny Hoops.

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    • Republican Who Called Parkland Teen a ‘Skinhead Lesbian’ Drops out of Maine House Race

    • By: Cleve R. Wootson Jr.
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 4 mins
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    In the past month, the vocal teenage survivors of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting, with their ballooning social-media followings and national TV appearances, have emerged as the newest and youngest voices in the push to beef up gun-control laws in the United States.

    "Republican Who Called Parkland Teen a ‘Skinhead Lesbian’ Drops out of Maine House Race" is from the March 18, 2018 Politics section of The Washington Post. It was written by Cleve R. Wootson Jr. and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • A Woman With a Transplanted Uterus Just Gave Birth — a First for the U.S.

    • By: Cleve R. Wootson Jr.
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 3 mins
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    For women with uterine factor infertility who want to be mothers, the calculus has always been heartbreakingly simple: No uterus means no pregnancy.

    "A Woman With a Transplanted Uterus Just Gave Birth — a First for the U.S." is from the December 03, 2017 National section of The Washington Post. It was written by Cleve R. Wootson Jr. and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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