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    • No Location, No Agenda: Trump Administration Scrambles for North Korea Talks

    • By: David Nakamura
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 6 mins
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    Even under the best of circumstances, President Trump’s planned summit with North Korea’s leader would be a daunting challenge — a faceoff with the dictator of a pariah state about whom there is little reliable intelligence and whose regime has a history of breaking promises and violating agreements.

    "No Location, No Agenda: Trump Administration Scrambles for North Korea Talks" is from the March 19, 2018 Politics section of The Washington Post. It was written by David Nakamura and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • With Stonewall, Obama Designates First National Monument to Gay Rights Movement

    • By: David Nakamura, Juliet Eilperin
    • Narrated by: Jill Melancon
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    "With Stonewall, Obama Designates First National Monument to Gay Rights Movement" is from the June 24, 2016, Politics section of The Washington Post. It was written by David Nakamura and Juliet Eilperin and narrated by Jill Melancon.

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    • Trump’s National Security Advisers Warned Him Not to Congratulate Putin. He Did It Anyway.

    • By: Carol D. Leonnig, David Nakamura, Josh Dawsey
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 8 mins
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    President Trump did not follow specific warnings from his national security advisers Tuesday when he congratulated Russian President Vladi­mir Putin on his reelection — including a section in his briefing materials in all-capital letters stating “DO NOT CONGRATULATE,” according to officials familiar with the call.

    "Trump’s National Security Advisers Warned Him Not to Congratulate Putin. He Did It Anyway." is from the March 20, 2018 Politics section of The Washington Post. It was written by Carol D. Leonnig, David Nakamura, Josh Dawsey and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • ‘Language as a Weapon’: in Trump Era, Immigration Debate Grows More Heated over What Words to Use

    • By: David Nakamura
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 6 mins
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    Lars Larson, a conservative radio host in Portland, Ore., who supports President Trump, uses the phrase “illegal aliens” on his nationally syndicated talk show to describe immigrants living in the country unlawfully.

    "‘Language as a Weapon’: in Trump Era, Immigration Debate Grows More Heated over What Words to Use" is from the January 21, 2018 Politics section of The Washington Post. It was written by David Nakamura and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • In Final News Conference, Obama Defends a Free Press, His Last Acts in Office

    • By: David Nakamura, Juliet Eilperin
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 4 mins
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    President Obama held his final news conference at the White House on Wednesday, defending the importance of the free press and some of the final decisions he has made before leaving office.

    "In Final News Conference, Obama Defends a Free Press, His Last Acts in Office" is from the January 18, 2017 Politics section of The Washington Post. It was written by David Nakamura and Juliet Eilperin and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • ‘I’m Not the President of the Globe’: Trump Goes It Alone as He Faces World Leaders Amid Trade War Against China

    • By: David Nakamura
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 7 mins
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    NEW YORK — As China’s rapid rise presented a challenge to the United States, political leaders in Washington were confident that the American model for prosperity would triumph over the path pursued by their communist rival.

    "‘I’m Not the President of the Globe’: Trump Goes It Alone as He Faces World Leaders Amid Trade War Against China" is from the September 23, 2018 Politics section of The Washington Post. It was written by David Nakamura and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • The Travel Habits of the Most Recent First Ladies

    • By: David Nakamura
    • Narrated by: Jenny Hoops
    • Length: 5 mins
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    First lady Michelle Obama was visiting China with her daughters and mother in 2014 when she remarked to her Chinese counterpart, Peng Liyuan, that it was “very rare” for her to travel abroad.

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    • Pentagon Plans to Dispatch 800 More Troops to U.S.-Mexico Border in Response to Migrant Caravan

    • By: Dan Lamothe, David Nakamura
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 3 mins
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    The Trump administration is expected to deploy additional U.S. troops to assist in security operations at the southern border in response to a caravan of migrants traveling north on foot through Mexico, three U.S. officials confirmed Thursday.

    "Pentagon Plans to Dispatch 800 More Troops to U.S.-Mexico Border in Response to Migrant Caravan" is from the October 25, 2018 Politics section of The Washington Post. It was written by Dan Lamothe and David Nakamura and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • Trump Signs Directive to Start Border Wall With Mexico, Ramp Up Immigration Enforcement

    • By: David Nakamura
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 3 mins
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    In an appearance at the Department of Homeland Security, Trump kicked off the rollout of a series of directives aimed at clamping down on the estimated 11 million immigrants living illegally in the United States. Aides said more directives could come later this week, including new restrictions on refugees and immigrants from Muslim-majority countries.

    "Trump Signs Directive to Start Border Wall With Mexico, Ramp Up Immigration Enforcement" is from the January 25, 2017 Politics section of The Washington Post. It was written by David Nakamura and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • In Hiroshima 71 Years after First Atomic Strike, Obama Calls for End of Nuclear Weapons

    • By: David Nakamura
    • Narrated by: Jill Melancon
    • Length: 8 mins
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    "In Hiroshima 71 Years after First Atomic Strike, Obama Calls for End of Nuclear Weapons" is from the May 27, 2016, World section of The Washington Post. It was written by David Nakamura and narrated by Jill Melancon.

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    • Phone Taps, Power Plays and Sarcasm: What It’s Like to Negotiate With Vladimir Putin

    • By: David Nakamura
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 9 mins
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    Relations between Russia and Georgia were strained in 2011 when Vice President Joe Biden’s motorcade rolled past the Ferrari and Maserati dealerships to Vladi­mir Putin’s private dacha for their first meeting in a ritzy neighborhood outside Moscow.

    "Phone Taps, Power Plays and Sarcasm: What It’s Like to Negotiate With Vladimir Putin" is from the July 05, 2017 Politics section of The Washington Post. It was written by David Nakamura and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • France’s Macron Denounces Nationalism as a ‘Betrayal of Patriotism’ in Rebuke to Trump at WWI Remembrance

    • By: David Nakamura, Seung Min Kim, James McAuley
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 7 mins
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    In the shadow of a grand war memorial here, French President Emmanuel Macron marked the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I by delivering a forceful rebuke against rising nationalism, calling it a “betrayal of patriotism” and warning against “old demons coming back to wreak chaos and death."

    France’s Macron Denounces Nationalism as a ‘Betrayal of Patriotism’ in Rebuke to Trump at WWI Remembrance" is from the November 11, 2018 World section of The Washington Post. It was written by David Nakamura ,Seung Min Kim and James McAuley and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • Justice Department Calls for Inquiry After Trump Demands Probe into Whether FBI ‘Infiltrated or Surveilled’ His Campaign

    • By: Matt Zapotosky, Robert Costa, David Nakamura
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 8 mins
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    Under pressure from President Trump, the Justice Department on Sunday asked its inspector general to assess whether political motivation tainted the FBI investigation into ties between Russia and Trump’s campaign — a remarkable step officials hoped might avert a larger clash between the president and federal law enforcement officials.

    "Justice Department Calls for Inquiry After Trump Demands Probe into Whether FBI ‘Infiltrated or Surveilled’ His Campaign" is from the May 20, 2018 Politics section of The Washington Post. It was written by Matt Zapotosky, Robert Costa and David Nakamura and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • Trump Chooses Sen. Jeff Sessions for Attorney General, Rep. Mike Pompeo for CIA Director

    • By: David Nakamura, Elise Viebeck
    • Narrated by: Jill Melancon
    • Length: 10 mins
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    President-elect Donald Trump announced Friday that he plans to nominate Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) as attorney general and Rep. Mike Pompeo (R-Kan.) as CIA director, a pair of hard-line conservatives who offer early signs of the shape of Trump’s Cabinet.

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    • Amid Immigration Setbacks, One Trump Strategy Seems to Be Working: Fear

    • By: David Nakamura
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 7 mins
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    In many ways, President Trump’s attempts to implement his hard-line immigration policies have not gone very well in his first three months. His travel ban aimed at some Muslim-majority countries has been blocked by the courts, his U.S.-Mexico border wall has gone nowhere in Congress, and he has retreated, at least for now, on his vow to target illegal immigrants brought here as children.

    "Amid Immigration Setbacks, One Trump Strategy Seems to Be Working: Fear" is from the April 30, 2017 Politics section of The Washington Post. It was written by David Nakamura  and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • ‘Speed Dating’: Critics Worry Trump Is Already Handing Propaganda Victories to North Korea

    • By: David Nakamura
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 7 mins
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    When former president Bill Clinton traveled to North Korea in 2009 on a humanitarian mission to free two U.S. journalists, he delivered strict instructions to his team ahead of their meeting with dictator Kim Jong Il: “We’re not smiling.”

    "‘Speed Dating’: Critics Worry Trump Is Already Handing Propaganda Victories to North Korea" is from the June 02, 2018 Politics section of The Washington Post. It was written by David Nakamura and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • Obama Expected to Veto 9/11 Victims' Bill, White House Says

    • By: David Nakamura, Karoun Demirjian, Mike DeBonis
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 6 mins
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    President Obama is expected to veto a bill Congress approved without objection that would allow families of the victims of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks to sue the Saudi Arabian government, a White House spokesman said Monday.

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    • ‘People Actually Laughed at a President’: At U.N. Speech, Trump Suffers the Fate He Always Feared

    • By: David Nakamura
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 4 mins
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    UNITED NATIONS — President Trump has long argued that the United States has been taken advantage of by other nations — a “laughing stock to the entire World,” he said on Twitter in 2014 — and his political rise was based on the premise that he had the strength and resolve to change that.

    '‘People Actually Laughed at a President’: At U.N. Speech, Trump Suffers the Fate He Always Feared" is from the September 25, 2018 Politics section of The Washington Post. It was written by David Nakamura and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • Obama Moves to Further Regulate Gun Sales with Executive Actions That Circumvent Congress

    • By: Juliet Eilperin, David Nakamura
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
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    "Obama Moves to Further Regulate Gun Sales with Executive Actions That Circumvent Congress" is from the Politics and Power section of The Washington Post. It was written by Juliet Eilperin, David Nakamura and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • After Charlottesville, Trump Retweets — Then Deletes — Image of Train Running Over CNN Reporter

    • By: David Nakamura, Aaron C. Davis
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
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    President Trump's war with CNN went off the rails Tuesday morning after he retweeted an image of a Trump train running over a CNN reporter, then quickly deleted it after the meme sparked criticism as inappropriate just days after the Charlottesville violence.

    "After Charlottesville, Trump Retweets — Then Deletes — Image of Train Running Over CNN Reporter" is from the August 15, 2017 Post Politics section of The Washington Post. It was written by David Nakamura and Aaron C. Davis and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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