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    • Judge Resigns Over Rape Trial Comment: ‘Why Couldn’t You Just Keep Your Knees Together?’

    • By: Derek Hawkins
    • Narrated by: Jill Melancon
    • Length: 4 mins
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    He said his words came from a “deep-rooted” bias “that all women behave in the same way and should resist.”

    "Judge Resigns Over Rape Trial Comment: ‘Why Couldn’t You Just Keep Your Knees Together?’" is from the March 10, 2017 World section of The Washington Post. It was written by Derek Hawkins and narrated by Jill Melancon.

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    • What Is 'Edge-Sorting' and Why Did It Cost a Poker Star $10 Million in Winnings?

    • By: Derek Hawkins
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 6 mins
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    Baccarat, the high-stakes card game popularized by the likes of James Bond and Frank Sinatra, is a game of luck, not skill. Unlike poker, it requires no intuition or creativity. And unlike blackjack, players don’t benefit from a well-rehearsed betting strategy. With a house advantage hovering just above 1 percent, baccarat is more like a glorified coin toss.

    "What Is 'Edge-Sorting' and Why Did It Cost a Poker Star $10 Million in Winnings?" is from the October 26, 2017 Sports section of The Washington Post. It was written by Derek Hawkins and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • Sanctuary Cities Ruling: When a Judge Quotes Sean Spicer, It's Not a Good Sign for the White House

    • By: Derek Hawkins
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 7 mins
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    When a long list of comments from President Trump, his surrogates and his spokesmen shows up in a federal court ruling, it’s fair to say it can only mean one thing: a constitutionally questionable executive order is about to get a judicial smackdown.

    "Sanctuary Cities Ruling: When a Judge Quotes Sean Spicer, It's Not a Good Sign for the White House" is from the April 26, 2017 National section of The Washington Post. It was written by Derek Hawkins and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • Did Trump Have His Own Tax Return Leaked? That Was the Big Question After Maddow.

    • By: Derek Hawkins
    • Narrated by: Jenny Hoops
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    It wasn’t the smoking gun President Trump’s critics had hoped for. Far from it.

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    • Utah Police Officer Fired After Manhandling, Arresting Nurse Who Was Doing Her Job

    • By: Derek Hawkins
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
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    A Salt Lake City police detective was fired and his supervisor demoted Tuesday for their roles in the arrest of a nurse who was manhandled and shoved screaming into a squad car as she tried to protect the legal rights of an unconscious patient.

    "Utah Police Officer Fired After Manhandling, Arresting Nurse Who Was Doing Her Job" is from the October 11, 2017 National section of The Washington Post. It was written by Derek Hawkins and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • The Easy Trail That Led the Feds to Reality Winner, Alleged Source of NSA Leak

    • By: Derek Hawkins
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 5 mins
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    Criminal investigations into national security leaks tend to be long, complicated and delicate affairs. Sources generally cover their tracks, especially in an era when even the most innocuous computer activity leaves an electronic trail. Leaks are common, but prosecutions aren’t.

    "The Easy Trail That Led the Feds to Reality Winner, Alleged Source of NSA Leak" is from the June 06, 2017 Morning Mix section of The Washington Post. It was written by Derek Hawkins and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • Mandalay Bay Security Guard Jesus Campos Resurfaces on Ellen DeGeneres Show

    • By: Derek Hawkins
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 5 mins
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    The Mandalay Bay security guard who was described as “missing” in recent news reports has turned up on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show,” where he taped his first public account of being wounded as he responded to Stephen Paddock’s deadly shooting rampage in Las Vegas.

    "Mandalay Bay Security Guard Jesus Campos Resurfaces on Ellen DeGeneres Show" is from the October 18, 2017 U.S. section of The Washington Post. It was written by Derek Hawkins and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • TSA Agents Find a 3-D Printed Revolver in a Carry-On Bag, Confiscate It

    • By: Derek Hawkins
    • Narrated by: Jill Melancon
    • Length: 3 mins
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    "TSA Agents Find a 3-D Printed Revolver in a Carry-On Bag, Confiscate It" is from the August 12, 2016 National section of The Washington Post. It was written by Derek Hawkins and narrated by Jill Melancon.

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    • A Utah Nurse’s Violent Arrest Puts Patient-Consent Law — and Police Conduct — in the Spotlight

    • By: Amy B Wang, Derek Hawkins
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 7 mins
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    The videotaped arrest of a nurse at a Salt Lake City hospital — after she told police, correctly, that they weren’t allowed to draw blood from an unconscious patient — has been roundly condemned by national nursing organizations, Utah officials and even the local police department.

    "A Utah Nurse’s Violent Arrest Puts Patient-Consent Law — and Police Conduct — in the Spotlight" is from the September 03, 2017 Morning Mix section of The Washington Post. It was written by Amy B Wang and Derek Hawkins and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • Remington, the Oldest U.S. Gunmaker, Files for Bankruptcy Amid Declining Sales

    • By: Amy B Wang, Derek Hawkins
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
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    The company had seen a year’s worth of slumping sales and could not meet requirements from its lenders, Remington chief financial officer Stephen Jackson said in documents filed in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware, Reuters reported.

    "Remington, the Oldest U.S. Gunmaker, Files for Bankruptcy Amid Declining Sales" is from the March 26, 2018 Business section of The Washington Post. It was written by Amy B Wang and Derek Hawkins and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • Treason: Dissing President Trump It’s Not. Here’s What Is.

    • By: Derek Hawkins
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 6 mins
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    What is treason, exactly? In U.S. law, it’s a very narrow set of crimes — so narrow that only a couple dozen people have been charged with it since the dawn of the republic.

    "Treason: Dissing President Trump It’s Not. Here’s What Is." is from the February 06, 2018 National section of The Washington Post. It was written by Derek Hawkins and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • For Hugh Hefner, Gay Rights Were Part of the Sexual Revolution

    • By: Derek Hawkins
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
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    The year was 1955, and science fiction author Charles Beaumont had, by most accounts, crossed the line with his latest short story.

    "For Hugh Hefner, Gay Rights Were Part of the Sexual Revolution" is from the September 28, 2017 Entertainment section of The Washington Post. It was written by Derek Hawkins and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • To Catch a Killer, Vegas Police Leave Mannequin on Sidewalk — Then Watch as Man Bashes It With Hammer

    • By: Derek Hawkins
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 3 mins
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    Police in Las Vegas wrapped a mannequin in blankets and placed it near the spot where two homeless men were found beaten to death.

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    • Houston Shooter Wore Nazi Emblems, Drove a Porsche, Carried 2,600 Rounds of Ammo, Police Say

    • By: Derek Hawkins
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 4 mins
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    A man who injured nine people in a shooting rampage in Houston on Monday was wearing military clothes and Nazi emblems during the attack, and was carrying nearly 2,600 rounds of ammunition inside a Porsche convertible parked at the scene, authorities said.

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    • Charlotte Police Shooting Victim Was Armed with a Gun, Not a Book, Chief Says

    • By: Cleve R. Wootson Jr., Derek Hawkins, Lindsey Bever
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 10 mins
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    The morning after violent protests erupted over the fatal police shooting of a black man, officials here called for peace while stressing that the man was armed and posing an “imminent deadly threat” when officers shot and killed him Tuesday near the University of North Carolina at Charlotte campus.

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    • John Boehner, Retired and a Little Bitter, F-Bombs Some Old GOP Enemies

    • By: Derek Hawkins
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 4 mins
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    John A. Boehner has always had a gruff side. During his four-plus years as House speaker, the Ohio Republican let it show occasionally, like when he told former Democratic leader Harry M. Reid “go f— yourself” outside the Oval Office.

    "John Boehner, Retired and a Little Bitter, F-Bombs Some Old GOP Enemies" is from the October 30, 2017 Politics section of The Washington Post. It was written by Derek Hawkins and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • Las Vegas Gunman Stephen Paddock Kills at Least 58, Injures 500 More, Police Say

    • By: Heather Long, Mark Berman, Derek Hawkins
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 13 mins
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    A gunman in a high-rise hotel overlooking the Las Vegas Strip opened fire on a country music festival late Sunday, killing at least 58 people and injuring hundreds of others in the deadliest mass shooting in modern American history.

    "Las Vegas Gunman Stephen Paddock Kills at Least 58, Injures 500 More, Police Say" is from the October 02, 2017 National section of The Washington Post. It was written by Heather Long, Mark Berman and Derek Hawkins and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • Tourists Stumbled Upon a Car Crash — Then Saw the Driver Drag a Body Into the Woods

    • By: Derek Hawkins
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 3 mins
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    Moments after they arrived, the motorists told police, they watched the driver, an adult woman, get out of the vehicle and pull a child’s body wrapped in a blanket from inside, according to the Pocahontas Times of Marlinton, W.Va. They said they sat frozen as she dragged the body over an embankment and into the woods.

    "Tourists Stumbled Upon a Car Crash — Then Saw the Driver Drag a Body Into the Woods" is from the August 09, 2017 Morning Mix section of The Washington Post. It was written by Derek Hawkins and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • Billy Bush Speaks out About Trump 'Access Hollywood' Tape: 'I Wish I Had Changed the Topic'

    • By: Derek Hawkins, Katie Mettler
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
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    He has walked across hot coals with self-help guru Tony Robbins, of infomercial fame. He has taken part in a healing retreat in Napa Valley, cut off from the outside world. He has learned yoga and meditation, started reading motivational books, and spent quality time with his wife and three teenage daughters.

    "Billy Bush Speaks out About Trump 'Access Hollywood' Tape: 'I Wish I Had Changed the Topic'" is from the May 22, 2017 Entertainment section of The Washington Post. It was written by Derek Hawkins and Katie Mettler and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • Police, Citing ‘Ongoing Riot,’ Use Water Cannons on Dakota Access Protesters in Freezing Weather

    • By: Derek Hawkins
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
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    Tensions over the Dakota Access oil pipeline flared again Sunday when North Dakota law enforcement used water cannons to disperse a group of about 400 protesters trying to move past a barricaded bridge toward construction sites for the project.

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