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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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    • This Is What Happens When People in India Refuse to Stand for Their National Anthem

    • By: Derek Hawkins
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 5 mins
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    In the United States, Colin Kaepernick gets death threats when he refuses to stand for the national anthem. In India, you can get handcuffs for the same thing.

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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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    • 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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    • Researchers Use Facial Recognition Tools to Predict Sexual Orientation. LGBT Groups Aren’t Happy.

    • By: Derek Hawkins
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 6 mins
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    Privacy advocates have long warned about the potential for facial recognition technology to be abused. Law enforcement agencies and private companies already quietly collect and analyze huge troves of information on people’s eyes, facial structure and other features. In the wrong hands, some argue, such data could be deployed for a range of nefarious purposes, including spying and suppressing certain groups.

    "Researchers Use Facial Recognition Tools to Predict Sexual Orientation. LGBT Groups Aren’t Happy." is from the September 12, 2017 Science section of The Washington Post. It was written by Derek Hawkins and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • Japanese American Internment Is 'Precedent' for National Muslim Registry, Prominent Trump Backer Says

    • By: Derek Hawkins
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    • Length: 3 mins
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    A spokesman for a major super PAC backing Donald Trump said Wednesday that the mass internment of Japanese Americans during World War II was a “precedent” for the president-elect’s plans to create a registry for immigrants from Muslim countries.

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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
    • Length: 5 mins
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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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    • On Weed, Homeland Security Chief and Attorney General Could Hardly Be Further Apart

    • By: Derek Hawkins
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 3 mins
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    Two high ranking Trump administration officials, two vastly different positions on marijuana.

    "On Weed, Homeland Security Chief and Attorney General Could Hardly Be Further Apart" is from the April 17, 2017 National 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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    • Did Trump Have His Own Tax Return Leaked? That Was the Big Question After Maddow.

    • By: Derek Hawkins
    • Narrated by: Jenny Hoops
    • Length: 4 mins
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    It wasn’t the smoking gun President Trump’s critics had hoped for. Far from it.

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

    • By: Derek Hawkins
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
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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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    • In Rare Display of Brutality, Chimpanzees Beat and Cannibalize Their Former Leader

    • By: Derek Hawkins
    • Narrated by: Jenny Hoops
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    A chimp named Foudouko, a former alpha male, lay bloodied and dead under the trees. Cuts and gashes covered him, suggesting that some chimps had held him down while others beat him to death.

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    • Utah Nurse, Violently Arrested for Doing Her Job, Reaches $500,000 Settlement

    • By: Derek Hawkins
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    The Utah nurse who drew national attention after she was manhandled and arrested for refusing to let a police detective take blood from an unconscious patient said Tuesday she had reached a $500,000 settlement with Salt Lake City and the university that runs her hospital.

    "Utah Nurse, Violently Arrested for Doing Her Job, Reaches $500,000 Settlement" is from the November 01, 2017 National section of The Washington Post. It was written by 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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    • Black Lives Matter Cannot Be Sued by Louisiana Police Officer, Federal Judge Rules

    • By: Derek Hawkins
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    A federal judge ruled Thursday that Black Lives Matter was not an organization but a social movement akin to the tea party or the civil rights movement, and cannot be sued by a Louisiana police officer who was injured at a protest against police brutality last year.

    "Black Lives Matter Cannot Be Sued by Louisiana Police Officer, Federal Judge Rules" is from the September 29, 2017 National section of The Washington Post. It was written by Derek Hawkins and narrated by Jenny Hoops.

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    • How a Short Letter in a Prestigious Journal Contributed to the Opioid Crisis

    • By: Derek Hawkins
    • Narrated by: Jill Melancon
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    Long before opioid abuse exploded into a public health crisis, before drugs such as OxyContin and Vicodin claimed hundreds of thousands of American lives and ruined countless others, one respected Boston University doctor had a question he wanted answered.

    "How a Short Letter in a Prestigious Journal Contributed to the Opioid Crisis" is from the June 02, 2017 Morning Mix section of The Washington Post. It was written by Derek Hawkins and narrated by Jill Melancon.

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

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

    • By: Derek Hawkins
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    • 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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