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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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    • Diet Drinks Are Associated With Weight Gain, New Research Suggests

    • By: Cleve R. Wootson Jr.
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
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    Once heralded as sweet substitutes for sugar without as many belt-busting calories, people once couldn't get enough sucralose and aspartame. But recently, people have started looking at the molecules with increasing suspicion, amid studies that linked them to increased belly fat — and bogus but widespread rumors that they led to things much worse.

    "Diet Drinks Are Associated With Weight Gain, New Research Suggests" is from the July 18, 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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    • Camp Fire Kills 23, Becoming California’s Deadliest Wildfire Since 1991

    • By: Joel Achenbach, Cleve R. Wootson Jr.
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
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    Already the most destructive wildfire in California history, the Camp Fire in the Sierra Nevada foothills has become the state’s third deadliest — killing 23 people in three days, with more than 100 people unaccounted for in a charred swath of land larger than Detroit.

    "Camp Fire Kills 23, Becoming California’s Deadliest Wildfire Since 1991" is from the November 11, 2018 National section of The Washington Post. It was written by Joel Achenbach and 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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    • 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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    • As Camp Fire Death Toll Climbs, Investigators Face Grim Task of Finding Remains

    • By: Lindsey Bever, Joel Achenbach, Cleve R. Wootson Jr.
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
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    In the devastating aftermath of the deadliest wildfire to hit California in 85 years, authorities are struggling with a grim task: searching for more than 200 missing people, some of whom are suspected to have been killed in a blaze that burned so hot that it melted metal.

    "As Camp Fire Death Toll Climbs, Investigators Face Grim Task of Finding Remains" is from the November 12, 2018 National section of The Washington Post. It was written by Lindsey Bever, Joel Achenbach and Cleve R. Wootson Jr. and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • ‘It Looked like Armageddon’: Gas Explosions Trigger Deadly Chaos in Massachusetts

    • By: Karen Weintraub, Frances Stead Sellers, Cleve R. Wootson Jr.
    • Narrated by: Jenny Hoops
    • Length: 8 mins
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    NORTH ANDOVER, Mass. — Deadly gas-line explosions tore through several communities north of Boston on Thursday, setting dozens of homes on fire, forcing evacuations across three towns, seriously injuring 10 people and leaving one man dead after a piece of chimney fell on his car.

    "‘It Looked like Armageddon’: Gas Explosions Trigger Deadly Chaos in Massachusetts" is from the September 14, 2018 National section of The Washington Post. It was written by Karen Weintraub ,Frances Stead Sellers andCleve R. Wootson Jr. and narrated by Jenny Hoops.

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    • What the Parasites in a Defector’s Stomach Tell Us About North Korea

    • By: Cleve R. Wootson Jr.
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
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    South Korean soldiers found the defector under a pile of leaves, bleeding from at least five gunshot wounds.He was brought to doctors, who expected to find the soldier in bad shape. But what they also found when they opened him up gave the world a glimpse into just how bad things are in North Korea.

    "What the Parasites in a Defector’s Stomach Tell Us About North Korea" is from the November 19, 2017 WorldViews section of The Washington Post. It was written by Cleve R. Wootson Jr. and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • Jailed While Pregnant: A Woman Claims Guards Ignored Her Pleas and Killed Her Unborn Baby

    • By: Cleve R. Wootson Jr.
    • Narrated by: Jenny Hoops
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    Jennifer Jawson had been in jail for more than a week when she learned her unborn baby’s heart wasn’t beating.

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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
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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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    • 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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    • Pregnant Women Took Generic Viagra in a Clinical Drug Trial. Eleven Babies Died.

    • By: Cleve R. Wootson Jr.
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
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    Dutch doctors were trying to answer a simple question about a popular drug: Could the active ingredient in Viagra be used to help a particular group of at-risk babies often born tiny and premature with slim chances of survival?

    "Pregnant Women Took Generic Viagra in a Clinical Drug Trial. Eleven Babies Died." 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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    • 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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    • A Boy Was Decapitated on a Waterslide. Now the Ride’s ‘Visionary’ Creator Faces a Murder Charge.

    • By: Cleve R. Wootson Jr., Kristine Phillips
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 7 mins
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    In the years before he opened the world’s tallest waterslide — a 17-story record-setter that towered over a Kansas amusement park — people in the industry called Jeff Henry a visionary.Now, after a child was decapitated on Henry’s Verrückt ride and investigators say they found signs of rushed construction and covered-up injuries, prosecutors are calling Henry something else: murderer.

    "A Boy Was Decapitated on a Waterslide. Now the Ride’s ‘Visionary’ Creator Faces a Murder Charge." is from the March 27, 2018 National section of The Washington Post. It was written by Cleve R. Wootson Jr. and Kristine Phillips and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • A Painting Stolen by Nazis Is up for Auction — Despite a Jewish Family's Demand for Its Return

    • By: Cleve R. Wootson Jr.
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
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    Adolphe Schloss, a Jewish art collector, had compiled more than 300 paintings by Flemish and Dutch artists — still regarded as one of the best collections of his time. When he died, he left the collection to his wife, and it passed to their children before the outbreak of World War II.

    "A Painting Stolen by Nazis Is up for Auction — Despite a Jewish Family's Demand for Its Return" is from the April 25, 2017 World section of The Washington Post. It was written by Cleve R. Wootson Jr. and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • A Professor Wants to Teach 'the Problems of Whiteness.' a Lawmaker Calls the Class 'Garbage.'

    • By: Cleve R. Wootson Jr.
    • Narrated by: Jenny Hoops
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    The class has injected the university into a decades-old debate about whether taxpayer-funded educational institutions have an obligation to tackle the important issues of the day — or to stay out of them altogether.

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

    • By: Cleve R. Wootson Jr.
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
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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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    • 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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    • Suspected Explosives Sent to Biden, De Niro as Investigation into Pipe Bombs Expands to 10 Packages

    • By: Devlin Barrett, Mark Berman, Cleve R. Wootson Jr.
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
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    Authorities investigating a wave of pipe bombs mailed to prominent figures across the country said Thursday that they have found 10 similar packages, including two sent to former vice president Joe Biden and another mailed to the actor Robert De Niro.

    "Suspected Explosives Sent to Biden, De Niro as Investigation into Pipe Bombs Expands to 10 Packages" is from the October 25, 2018 National section of The Washington Post. It was written by Devlin Barrett, Mark Berman and Cleve R. Wootson Jr. and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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