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    • The Facebook Effect

    • The Inside Story of the Company That Is Connecting the World
    • By: David Kirkpatrick
    • Narrated by: David Kirkpatrick
    • Length: 15 hrs and 37 mins
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    In little more than half a decade, Facebook has gone from a dorm-room novelty to a company with 500 million users. It is one of the fastest growing companies in history, an essential part of the social life not only of teenagers but hundreds of millions of adults worldwide. As Facebook spreads around the globe, it creates surprising effects, even becoming instrumental in political protests from Colombia to Iran.

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    • Love the Book, but the interview at the end?

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    • Saudi Arabia Charges Iran With ‘Act of War,’ Raising Threat of Military Clash

    • By: David D. Kirkpatrick
    • Narrated by: Kristi Burns
    • Length: 11 mins
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    Saudi Arabia charged Monday that a missile fired at its capital from Yemen over the weekend was an “act of war” by Iran, in the sharpest escalation in nearly three decades of mounting hostility between the two regional rivals.

    "Saudi Arabia Charges Iran With ‘Act of War,’ Raising Threat of Military Clash" is from the November 06, 2017 World section of The New York Times. It was written by David D. Kirkpatrick and narrated by Kristi Burns.

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    • Mueller’s Focus on Adviser to UAE Indicates Broader Inquiry

    • By: Mark Mazzetti, David D. Kirkpatrick, Maggie Haberman
    • Narrated by: Kristi Burns
    • Length: 11 mins
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    George Nader, a Lebanese-American businessman, has hovered on the fringes of international diplomacy for three decades. He was a back-channel negotiator with Syria during the Clinton administration, reinvented himself as an adviser to the de facto ruler of the United Arab Emirates and last year was a frequent visitor to President Donald Trump’s White House.

    "Mueller’s Focus on Adviser to UAE Indicates Broader Inquiry" is from the March 03, 2018 U.S. section of The New York Times. It was written by Mark Mazzetti, David D. Kirkpatrick and Maggie Haberman and narrated by Kristi Burns.

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    • Saudi Arabia Releases Senior Prince Arrested in Anti-Corruption Purge

    • By: David D. Kirkpatrick
    • Narrated by: Kristi Burns
    • Length: 4 mins
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    Saudi Arabia has released Prince Mutaib bin Abdullah, the most influential of the hundreds of businessmen and current or former officials detained three weeks ago in an anti-corruption crackdown, an associate of the royal family and a U.S. official tracking the events each said Tuesday.

    "Saudi Arabia Releases Senior Prince Arrested in Anti-Corruption Purge" is from the November 28, 2017 World section of The New York Times. It was written by David D. Kirkpatrick and narrated by Kristi Burns.

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    • Fundraiser for Trump Sues Qatar Over Hacking

    • By: David D. Kirkpatrick
    • Narrated by: Kristi Burns
    • Length: 5 mins
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    LONDON — Lawyers for Elliott Broidy, a Republican fundraiser close to President Donald Trump, on Monday filed a lawsuit accusing the government of Qatar of hacking into his emails and conspiring with Washington lobbyists to besmirch his reputation.

    "Fundraiser for Trump Sues Qatar Over Hacking" is from the March 26, 2018 World section of The New York Times. It was written by David D. Kirkpatrick and narrated by Kristi Burns.

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    • Saudis Said to Use Coercion and Abuse to Seize Billions

    • By: Ben Hubbard, David D. Kirkpatrick, Kate Kelly, and others
    • Narrated by: Kristi Burns
    • Length: 10 mins
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    RIYADH, Saudi Arabia — Businessmen once considered giants of the Saudi economy now wear ankle bracelets that track them. Princes who led military forces and appeared in glossy magazines are monitored by guards they do not command. Families who flew on private jets cannot gain access to their bank accounts. Even wives and children have been forbidden to travel.

    "Saudis Said to Use Coercion and Abuse to Seize Billions" is from the March 12, 2018 World section of The New York Times. It was written by Ben Hubbard, David D. Kirkpatrick, Kate Kelly and Mark Mazzetti and narrated by Kristi Burns.

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    • Saudi Crown Prince’s Mass Purge Upends a Long-standing System

    • By: David D. Kirkpatrick
    • Narrated by: Kristi Burns
    • Length: 9 mins
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    A midnight blitz of arrests ordered by the crown prince of Saudi Arabia over the weekend has ensnared dozens of its most influential figures, including 11 of his royal cousins, in what by Sunday appeared to be the most sweeping transformation in the kingdom’s governance for more than eight decades.

    "Saudi Crown Prince’s Mass Purge Upends a Long-standing System" is from the November 05, 2017 World section of The New York Times. It was written by David D. Kirkpatrick and narrated by Kristi Burns.

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    • The Mysterious Buyer of the $450 Million Leonardo da Vinci Painting? A Saudi Prince

    • By: David D. Kirkpatrick
    • Narrated by: Keith Sellon-Wright
    • Length: 10 mins
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    He is a little-known Saudi prince from a remote branch of the royal family, with no history as a major art collector and no publicly known source of great wealth. But the prince, Bader bin Abdullah bin Mohammed bin Farhan al-Saud, is the mystery buyer of Leonardo da Vinci’s painting “Salvator Mundi,” which fetched a record $450.3 million at auction last month, documents show.

    "The Mysterious Buyer of the $450 Million Leonardo da Vinci Painting? A Saudi Prince" is from the December 07, 2017 World section of The New York Times. It was written by David D. Kirkpatrick and narrated by Keith Sellon-Wright.

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    • The World Once Laughed at North Korean Cyber Power. No More.

    • By: David E. Sanger, David D. Kirkpatrick, Nicole Perlroth
    • Narrated by: Kristi Burns
    • Length: 7 mins
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    When North Korean hackers tried to steal $1 billion from the New York Federal Reserve last year, only a spelling error stopped them. They were digitally looting an account of the Bangladesh Central Bank, when bankers grew suspicious about a withdrawal request that had misspelled “foundation” as “fandation.”

    "The World Once Laughed at North Korean Cyber Power. No More." is from the October 15, 2017 World section of The New York Times. It was written by David E. Sanger, David D. Kirkpatrick and Nicole Perlroth and narrated by Kristi Burns.

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    • Saudi Arabia Arrests 11 Princes, Including Billionaire Alwaleed bin Talal

    • By: David D. Kirkpatrick
    • Narrated by: Keith Sellon-Wright
    • Length: 2 mins
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    Saudi Arabia announced the arrest Saturday night of prominent billionaire investor Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, plus at least 10 other princes, four ministers and tens of former ministers.

    "Saudi Arabia Arrests 11 Princes, Including Billionaire Alwaleed bin Talal" is from the November 05, 2017 World section of The New York Times. It was written by David D. Kirkpatrick and narrated by Keith Sellon-Wright.

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    • Why Grenfell Tower Burned: Regulators Put Cost Before Safety

    • By: David D. Kirkpatrick, Danny Hakim, James Glanz
    • Narrated by: Barbara Benjamin-Creel
    • Length: 10 mins
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    Residents of Grenfell Tower had complained for years that the 24-story public housing block invited catastrophe.

    "Why Grenfell Tower Burned: Regulators Put Cost Before Safety" is from the June 24, 2017 World section of The New York Times. It was written by David D. Kirkpatrick, Danny Hakim and James Glanz and narrated by Barbara Benjamin-Creel.

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    • Saudi Arabia to Allow Movie Theaters After 35-Year Ban

    • By: Alan Cowell, David D. Kirkpatrick
    • Narrated by: Keith Sellon-Wright
    • Length: 6 mins
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    In the latest in a series of gestures toward modernization that would once have seemed improbable, Saudi Arabia announced Monday that it would allow commercial movie theaters to open for the first time in more than 35 years.

    "Saudi Arabia to Allow Movie Theaters After 35-Year Ban" is from the December 11, 2017 World section of The New York Times. It was written by Alan Cowell and David D. Kirkpatrick and narrated by Keith Sellon-Wright.

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    • Der Facebook-Effekt

    • Hinter den Kulissen des Internet-Giganten
    • By: David Kirkpatrick
    • Narrated by: Rainer Fritzsche
    • Length: 17 hrs and 12 mins
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    Facebook ist die wahrscheinlich rasanteste Internet-Story der letzten Jahre: Nach wenigen Jahren zählt Facebook inzwischen über 500 Millionen Nutzer...

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    • Bahrain Activist Gets 5-Year Sentence for ‘Insulting’ Tweets

    • By: David D. Kirkpatrick
    • Narrated by: Keith Sellon-Wright
    • Length: 6 mins
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    A court in Bahrain sentenced a prominent democracy advocate Wednesday to five years in prison for tweets about abuses in prisons and the Saudi-led war in Yemen, continuing the crackdown that crushed the Arab Spring uprising there seven years ago.

    "Bahrain Activist Gets 5-Year Sentence for ‘Insulting’ Tweets" is from the February 21, 2018 World section of The New York Times. It was written by David D. Kirkpatrick and narrated by Keith Sellon-Wright.

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    • Iran’s Supreme Leader Blames ‘Enemies’ for Deadly Protests

    • By: Michael Wolgelenter, David D. Kirkpatrick
    • Narrated by: Kristi Burns
    • Length: 6 mins
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    Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, the Iranian supreme leader, blamed “enemies” of Iran on Tuesday for protests that have left more than 20 people dead, in his first comments since the unrest started last week.

    "Iran’s Supreme Leader Blames ‘Enemies’ for Deadly Protests" is from the January 02, 2018 World section of The New York Times. It was written by Michael Wolgelenter and David D. Kirkpatrick and narrated by Kristi Burns.

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    • Facebook Says Little Evidence of Russian Meddling in ‘Brexit’ Vote

    • By: David D. Kirkpatrick
    • Narrated by: Keith Sellon-Wright
    • Length: 3 mins
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    Facebook, confounding expectations, said Wednesday that the company had found no evidence of a significant Russian effort to interfere in the British referendum last year about leaving the European Union.

    "Facebook Says Little Evidence of Russian Meddling in ‘Brexit’ Vote" is from the December 13, 2017 World section of The New York Times. It was written by David D. Kirkpatrick and narrated by Keith Sellon-Wright.

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    • Signs of Russian Meddling in ‘Brexit’ Referendum

    • By: David D. Kirkpatrick
    • Narrated by: Kristi Burns
    • Length: 7 mins
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    More than 150,000 Russian-language Twitter accounts posted tens of thousands of messages in English urging Britain to leave the European Union in the days before last year’s referendum on the issue, a team of researchers disclosed Wednesday.

    "Signs of Russian Meddling in ‘Brexit’ Referendum" is from the November 15, 2017 World section of The New York Times. It was written by David D. Kirkpatrick and narrated by Kristi Burns.

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    • In Brexit-Era London, a Mosque Sits Between Two Types of Hate

    • By: David D. Kirkpatrick
    • Narrated by: Mike DelGaudio
    • Length: 11 mins
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    Behind a glass door inside Al Madina Mosque, Ashfaq Siddique stands at ramrod attention, his eyes darting. He is the mosque’s guiding spirit. He is also a former policeman with Scotland Yard. He is scanning live feeds from 36 closed-circuit cameras that monitor everything from the prayer hall to the ablutions room. He is searching for trouble.

    "In Brexit-Era London, a Mosque Sits Between Two Types of Hate" is from the November 10, 2017 World section of The New York Times. It was written by David D. Kirkpatrick and narrated by Mike DelGaudio.

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    • Lobbyist at Trump Campaign Meeting Has a Web of Russian Connections

    • By: Sharon Lafraniere, David D. Kirkpatrick, Kenneth P. Vogel
    • Narrated by: Keith Sellon-Wright
    • Length: 11 mins
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    Rinat Akhmetshin, a Russian immigrant who met last summer with senior Trump campaign officials, has often struck colleagues as a classic Washington mercenary — loyal to his wife, his daughter and his bank account. He avoided work that would antagonize Moscow, they suggested, only because he profited from his reputation as a man with valuable connections there.

    "Lobbyist at Trump Campaign Meeting Has a Web of Russian Connections" is from the August 21, 2017 World section of The New York Times. It was written by Sharon Lafraniere, David D. Kirkpatrick and Kenneth P. Vogel and narrated by Keith Sellon-Wright.

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