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    • 75 Years Ago, What if Japan Never Attacked Pearl Harbor?

    • By: Ishaan Tharoor
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 8 mins
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    Few events in World War II were as defining as the Japanese assault on Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941. The "date which shall live in infamy" — as President Franklin D. Roosevelt famously put it — prompted the American entry into the war, subdued an entrenched isolationist faction in the country's politics and, in the long run, prefigured Washington's assumption of the role of global superpower.

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    • Europe's Top Soccer Teams Reflect the Power of Multiculturalism

    • By: Ishaan Tharoor
    • Narrated by: Jenny Hoops
    • Length: 6 mins
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    "Europe's Top Soccer Teams Reflect the Power of Multiculturalism" is from the June 8, 2016 Sports section of The Washington Post. It was written by Ishaan Tharoor and narrated by Jenny Hoops.

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    • China and India Have a Huge Problem with Racism toward Black People

    • By: Ishaan Tharoor
    • Narrated by: Jill Melancon
    • Length: 5 mins
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    "China and India Have a Huge Problem with Racism toward Black People" is from the May 27, 2016 World section of The Washington Post. It was written by Ishaan Tharoor and narrated by Jill Melancon.

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    • U.S. Owes Black People Reparations for a History of 'Racial Terrorism,' Says U.N. Panel

    • By: Ishaan Tharoor
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 3 mins
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    The history of slavery in the United States justifies reparations for African Americans, argues a recent report by a U.N.-affiliated group based in Geneva.

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    • American Health Care Is a Bad Case of American Exceptionalism

    • By: Ishaan Tharoor
    • Narrated by: Kristi Burns
    • Length: 6 mins
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    Washington has been consumed by a furious debate over the Senate’s recently unveiled health-care bill. The measure's opponents — along with the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office — warn that, if passed, the bill could lead to tens of millions of Americans losing health insurance.

    "American Health Care Is a Bad Case of American Exceptionalism" is from the June 28, 2017 WorldViews section of The Washington Post. It was written by Ishaan Tharoor and narrated by Kristi Burns.

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    • How a Muslim Veil Is Dominating Canada’s Election Race

    • By: Ishaan Tharoor
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 4 mins
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    "How a Muslim Veil Is Dominating Canada’s Election Race" is from the October 06, 2015 Around the World section of The Washington Post. It was written by Ishaan Tharoor and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • Cuba Wants to Pay off Some of Its Cold War Debt in Rum

    • By: Ishaan Tharoor
    • Narrated by: Jenny Hoops
    • Length: 2 mins
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    On Thursday, Czech Finance Ministry spokesman Michal Zurovec said Cuban officials had offered to pay back $276 million in the form of rum, the Associated Press reported. The debt dates to the era when both Cuba and what was then Czechoslovakia were firmly within the Soviet geopolitical orbit.

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    • Nigeria's First Lady Criticized the President. So He Told Her to Go Back to the Kitchen

    • By: Ishaan Tharoor
    • Narrated by: Jill Melancon
    • Length: 2 mins
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    If you think Donald Trump has problems, consider those of Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari.

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    • Trump Victory Has Ireland Worried About Its Illegal Immigrants in the U.S.

    • By: Ishaan Tharoor
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 3 mins
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    An estimated three quarters of the more than 11 million undocumented immigrants in the United States are from Latin America. The rest come from all other corners of the world, including Europe. There are an estimated 50,000 Irish citizens living and working illegally in the United States -- a tiny sliver of the undocumented population, but a considerable number for a home country of just 4.5 million people.

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    • The West's Major Cities Are the Best Defense Against the Tide of Right-Wing Nationalism

    • By: Ishaan Tharoor
    • Narrated by: Jenny Hoops
    • Length: 10 mins
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    Toward the end of October, Sadiq Khan, the first Muslim mayor of London, addressed an event hosted by the London Jewish Forum that commemorated the 80th anniversary of the Battle of Cable Street, a famous street protest in the British capital that saw an alliance of local Jewish residents, Irish dockworkers, trade unionists and other laborers and leftists thwart a planned fascist march.

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    • Japan Has a Worrying Number of Virgins, Government Finds

    • By: Ishaan Tharoor
    • Narrated by: Jill Melancon
    • Length: 3 mins
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    Japan's demographic challenges are well-known: It's home tothe world's oldest population and has a shrinking birthrate andan astonishing number of single people. And it seems that, despite government efforts to incentivize marriage and child-rearing, things aren't quite trending in the right direction.

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    • The Long History of Muslims and Christians Killing People Together

    • By: Ishaan Tharoor
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 4 mins
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    "The Long History of Muslims and Christians Killing People Together" is from the World section of The Washington Post. It was written by Ishaan Tharoor and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • Turkey and Iran Face Off in a New Battle in Syria

    • By: Ishaan Tharoor
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 5 mins
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    Syria's messy war is becoming even messier. On Tuesday, pro-regime militias reportedly moved into the embattled enclave of Afrin, which is under siege from Turkish forces who invaded Syria last month. The regime units appeared to be reinforcing Syrian Kurdish factions that have controlled the area near the Turkish border, much to the frustration of Ankara.

    "Turkey and Iran Face Off in a New Battle in Syria" is from the February 21, 2018 World section of The Washington Post. It was written by Ishaan Tharoor and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • Erdogan and Modi Aren’t the Trumps of the East

    • By: Ishaan Tharoor
    • Narrated by: Barbara Benjamin-Creel
    • Length: 7 mins
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    Their own brand of populism has different roots.

    "Erdogan and Modi Aren’t the Trumps of the East" is from the April 13, 2017 World section of The Washington Post. It was written by Ishaan Tharoor and narrated by Barbara Benjamin-Creel.

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    • What You Need to Know About Turkey and the Trump Administration

    • By: Ishaan Tharoor
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
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    These are the major issues at stake as Rex Tillerson visits Ankara.

    "What You Need to Know About Turkey and the Trump Administration" is from the March 30, 2017 Politics section of The Washington Post. It was written by Ishaan Tharoor and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • The British Government Doesn’t Agree With Its Top Diplomat About Saudi Arabia

    • By: Ishaan Tharoor
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 4 mins
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    At the start of 2016, few thought that Boris Johnson, Britain's foreign secretary, and President-elect Donald Trump would be in the positions they are now as the year comes to an end.

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    • The Shocking Reality for a Generation of Syrian Children

    • By: Ishaan Tharoor
    • Narrated by: Jenny Hoops
    • Length: 5 mins
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    A report published this week by Save the Children detailed the astonishing and tragic fate of an entire generation of Syrian children who are growing up with the trauma of six years of bombing and bloodshed.

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    • South Korea Just Showed the World How to Do Democracy

    • By: Ishaan Tharoor
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 4 mins
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    At a time when there's so much hand-wringing over the crisis of liberal democracy and the rise of corrosive nationalism in the West, South Korea just offered a welcome reminder that people power is still alive.

    "South Korea Just Showed the World How to Do Democracy" is from the May 09, 2017 World section of The Washington Post. It was written by Ishaan Tharoor and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • The Amazing Luxuries Found inside a Mexican Prison

    • By: Ishaan Tharoor
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
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    "The Amazing Luxuries Found inside a Mexican Prison" is from the World section of The Washington Post. It was written by Ishaan Tharoor and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • How Will Aleppo and Mosul Survive Today’s Wars? Their Shared Ancient History Offers Some Clues

    • By: Ishaan Tharoor
    • Narrated by: Jill Melancon
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    "The story lines are different. The Iraqi government has taken steps to minimize civilian casualties in its assault on the Islamic State. The same is not true of forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, whose government presided over the merciless hollowing out of his nation’s cities in a bloody civil war that is now entering its sixth year.

    But there is much that also binds the fates of Mosul and Aleppo"

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