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    • Panama Canal's Troubled Bet on Its Future

    • By: Walt Bogdanich, Jacqueline Williams, Ana Graciela Méndez
    • Narrated by: Kristi Burns
    • Length: 14 mins
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    "Panama Canal's Troubled Bet on Its Future" is from the June 22, 2016 US section of The New York Times. It was written by Walt Bogdanich, Jacqueline Williams and Ana Graciela Méndez and narrated by Kristi Burns.

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    • Charge That Tycoon Bribed U.N. Official Fuels Fear of Chinese Meddling

    • By: Emily Baumgaertner, Jacqueline Williams
    • Narrated by: Keith Sellon-Wright
    • Length: 6 mins
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    A billionaire businessman, previously accused of meddling in Australia’s politics on behalf of China,conspired to bribe a prominent U.N.diplomat, an Australian politician said Tuesday, raising new concerns about China’s efforts to interfere in democracies worldwide.

    "Charge That Tycoon Bribed U.N. Official Fuels Fear of Chinese Meddling" is from the May 22, 2018 World section of The New York Times. It was written by Emily Baumgaertner and Jacqueline Williams and narrated by Keith Sellon-Wright.

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    • Islamic State Fighter’s Australian Citizenship Is Revoked Under Anti-Terror Laws

    • By: Jacqueline Williams
    • Narrated by: Keith Sellon-Wright
    • Length: 3 mins
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    An Islamic State fighter who posted a photo of a beheaded Syrian soldier online has become the first dual national to be stripped of his Australian citizenship under anti-terrorism laws, according to local news reports.

    "Islamic State Fighter’s Australian Citizenship Is Revoked Under Anti-Terror Laws" is from the February 13, 2017 World section of The New York Times. It was written by Jacqueline Williams and narrated by Keith Sellon-Wright.

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    • Damage to Great Barrier Reef From Global Warming Is Irreversible, Scientists Say

    • By: Jacqueline Williams
    • Narrated by: Keith Sellon-Wright
    • Length: 3 mins
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    SYDNEY — An underwater heat wave that damaged huge sections of Australia’s Great Barrier Reef two years ago spurred a die-off of coral so severe that scientists say the natural wonder will never look the same again.

    "Damage to Great Barrier Reef From Global Warming Is Irreversible, Scientists Say" is from the April 19, 2018 World section of The New York Times. It was written by Jacqueline Williams and narrated by Keith Sellon-Wright.

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    • Peter Thiel, Trump Adviser, Has a Backup Country: New Zealand

    • By: David Streitfeld, Jacqueline Williams
    • Narrated by: Caroline Miller
    • Length: 4 mins
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    Peter Thiel is a billionaire, the biggest Donald Trump supporter in Trump-hating Silicon Valley and, above all, someone who prides himself on doing the opposite of what everyone else is doing.

    So it makes perfect sense that right after Trump proclaimed that “the bedrock of our politics will be a total allegiance to the United States of America,” Thiel was revealed to have become in 2011 a citizen of a small country on the other side of the world: New Zealand.

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    • Australian Senator Sarah Hanson-Young Sues Fellow Lawmaker After Sexist Remark

    • By: Jacqueline Williams
    • Narrated by: Keith Sellon-Wright
    • Length: 6 mins
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    SYDNEY, Australia — An Australian senator filed a defamation suit Wednesday against a fellow lawmaker who she says made a sexist remark to her on the Senate floor during a debate about violence against women.

    "Australian Senator Sarah Hanson-Young Sues Fellow Lawmaker After Sexist Remark" is from the August 01, 2018 World section of The New York Times. It was written by Jacqueline Williams and narrated by Keith Sellon-Wright.

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    • New Zealand Is ‘the Future,’ Peter Thiel Said in His Push for Citizenship

    • By: David Streitfeld, Jacqueline Williams
    • Narrated by: Fleet Cooper
    • Length: 6 mins
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    “I am happy to say categorically that I have found no other country that aligns more with my view of the future than New Zealand,” Thiel wrote in his application. The 49-year-old investor, who was born in Germany, was granted New Zealand citizenship in 2011 but kept his U.S. citizenship.

    "New Zealand Is ‘the Future,’ Peter Thiel Said in His Push for Citizenship" is from the February 01, 2017 Business section of The New York Times. It was written by David Streitfeld and Jacqueline Williams and narrated by Fleet Cooper.

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    • In NFL, Deeply Flawed Concussion Research and Ties to Big Tobacco

    • By: Alan Schwarz, Walt Bogdanich, Jacqueline Williams
    • Narrated by: Fleet Cooper
    • Length: 12 mins
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    "In NFL, Deeply Flawed Concussion Research and Ties to Big Tobacco" is from the March 24, 2016, Sports section of The New York Times. It was written by Alan Schwarz, Walt Bogdanich and Jacqueline Williams and narrated by Fleet Cooper.

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    • Nate Parker's past Surfaces in Prosecutors' Investigation of Penn State

    • By: Jacqueline Williams, Serge F. Kovaleski
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 8 mins
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    "Nate Parker's past Surfaces in Prosecutors' Investigation of Penn State" is from the October 28, 2016 Arts section of The New York Times. It was written by Jacqueline Williams and Serge F. Kovaleski and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • Arrest of ISIS Suspect in Rural Town Puts Australia on Edge

    • By: Jacqueline Williams
    • Narrated by: Caroline Miller
    • Length: 6 mins
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    On a rural road about two hours’ drive from the nearest major city, the small Australian town of Young has long been known for cherries and little else. But in recent years, the once largely white, working-class community has seen a steady influx of Lebanese Muslim families, many of whom say they have relocated from Sydney for a better and safer life.

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    • Australia Says Trump Will Honor One-Time Deal to Accept Refugees

    • By: Jacqueline Williams
    • Narrated by: Keith Sellon-Wright
    • Length: 3 mins
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    President Donald Trump confirmed that his administration would honor a refugee resettlement deal for the U.S. to accept migrants Australia has detained on the Pacific islands of Nauru and Manus, the Australian prime minister said Monday.

    "Australia Says Trump Will Honor One-Time Deal to Accept Refugees" is from the January 30, 2017 World section of The New York Times. It was written by Jacqueline Williams and narrated by Keith Sellon-Wright.

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    • Australian Mining Town Breaks Its Silence About Grim Past of Sexual Abuse

    • By: Jacqueline Williams
    • Narrated by: Kristi Burns
    • Length: 6 mins
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    BALLARAT, Australia — Rob Walsh was outside Melbourne Magistrates’ Court recently awaiting a pretrial hearing for Cardinal George Pell, the Vatican’s third-highest-ranking official, when, he said, he unexpectedly walked into the cardinal himself.

    "Australian Mining Town Breaks Its Silence About Grim Past of Sexual Abuse" is from the April 29, 2018 World section of The New York Times. It was written by Jacqueline Williams and narrated by Kristi Burns.

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    • Australia’s Gay-Marriage Vote Is Divisive, Even for Gay-Marriage Backers

    • By: Jacqueline Williams
    • Narrated by: Keith Sellon-Wright
    • Length: 4 mins
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    Polls show broad public support for same-sex marriage. Politicians say they’re determined to let the people have their say. So why are so many Australians who want the law changed unhappy with plans for a national vote on it?

    "Australia’s Gay-Marriage Vote Is Divisive, Even for Gay-Marriage Backers" is from the August 10, 2017 World section of The New York Times. It was written by Jacqueline Williams and narrated by Keith Sellon-Wright.

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    • As New Zealand Courts Tech Talent, Isolation Becomes a Draw

    • By: Jacqueline Williams, David Streitfeld
    • Narrated by: Caroline Miller
    • Length: 7 mins
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    New Zealand has long wanted to be a tech hub, but distance was an issue. Now, at a moment of political upheaval around the globe, that isolation has become a selling point.

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    • Australia Makes Same-Sex Marriage Legal

    • By: Damien Cave, Jacqueline Williams
    • Narrated by: Keith Sellon-Wright
    • Length: 8 mins
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    Australia’s Parliament voted overwhelmingly Thursday to legalize same-sex marriage, overcoming years of conservative resistance to enact change that the public had made clear that it wanted. The final approval in the House of Representatives, with just four votes against the bill, came three weeks after a national referendum showed strong public support for same-sex marriage. The Senate passed the legislation last week.

    "Australia Makes Same-Sex Marriage Legal" is from the December 07, 2017 World section of The New York Times. It was written by Damien Cave and Jacqueline Williams and narrated by Keith Sellon-Wright.

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    • Australia Shudders Amid Talk of a Chinese Military Base in Its Backyard

    • By: Jacqueline Williams
    • Narrated by: Fleet Cooper
    • Length: 4 mins
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    SYDNEY — The Australian government has warned China against building a military base in the South Pacific following a report that the Chinese had approached the tiny island nation of Vanuatu about establishing an outpost there.

    "Australia Shudders Amid Talk of a Chinese Military Base in Its Backyard" is from the April 11, 2018 World section of The New York Times. It was written by Jacqueline Williams and narrated by Fleet Cooper.

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    • Australia Approves Sweeping Security Laws Targeting Foreign Interference

    • By: Damien Cave, Jacqueline Williams
    • Narrated by: Kristi Burns
    • Length: 7 mins
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    SYDNEY — Australia approved sweeping national security legislation Thursday that bans foreign interference in politics, stiffens the punishment for leaking classified information and makes it a crime to damage Australia’s economic relations with another country.

    "Australia Approves Sweeping Security Laws Targeting Foreign Interference" is from the June 28, 2018 World section of The New York Times. It was written by Damien Cave and Jacqueline Williams and narrated by Kristi Burns.

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    • Australian Tried to Sell Missile Parts for North Korea, Police Say

    • By: Jacqueline Williams, Damien Cave
    • Narrated by: Keith Sellon-Wright
    • Length: 4 mins
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    Federal police said Sunday that they had arrested an Australian man who was charged with acting as an economic agent for North Korea by trying to help the isolated country sell its missile parts and other military technology abroad.

    "Australian Tried to Sell Missile Parts for North Korea, Police Say" is from the December 17, 2017 World section of The New York Times. It was written by Jacqueline Williams and Damien Cave and narrated by Keith Sellon-Wright.

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    • Australian Lawmaker Quits Amid Questions Over China Ties

    • By: Jacqueline Williams
    • Narrated by: Kristi Burns
    • Length: 4 mins
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    A prominent Australian lawmaker at the center of intensifying concerns about Chinese interference in Australian politics said Tuesday he would resign because his “ongoing presence” detracts from his party’s mission.

    "Australian Lawmaker Quits Amid Questions Over China Ties" is from the December 12, 2017 World section of The New York Times. It was written by Jacqueline Williams and narrated by Kristi Burns.

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    • A Farming Town Divided: Do We Want a Nuclear Site that Brings Jobs?

    • By: Jacqueline Williams
    • Narrated by: Kristi Burns
    • Length: 7 mins
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    KIMBA, Australia — A giant gray and rosy pink bird towers over travelers as they enter this dry, isolated rural town on the edge of a vast grain-growing belt in South Australia.

    "A Farming Town Divided: Do We Want a Nuclear Site that Brings Jobs?" is from the March 07, 2018 World section of The New York Times. It was written by Jacqueline Williams and narrated by Kristi Burns.

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