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    • J.K. Rowling Announces an Eighth Harry Potter Book

    • By: Jessica Contrera
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 2 mins
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    "J.K. Rowling Announces an Eighth Harry Potter Book" is from the World section of The Washington Post. It was written by Jessica Contrera and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • Descended from a Slave, This Family Helped to Open the African American Museum with Obama

    • By: Jessica Contrera
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 4 mins
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    The United States’ first African American president was center stage at the opening ceremony of the National Museum of African American History and Culture on Saturday. He was a symbol of the country’s progress, but he wanted to remind the audience of the nation’s not-so-distant past.

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    • Kristen Bell, Chris Evans and What Happens When Celebrities Talk about Anxiety and Depression

    • By: Jessica Contrera
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 4 mins
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    "Kristen Bell, Chris Evans and What Happens When Celebrities Talk about Anxiety and Depression" is from the May 08, 2016 Lifestyle section of The Washington Post. It was written by Jessica Contrera and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • Caitlyn Jenner Is Joining the Cast of 'Transparent'

    • By: Jessica Contrera
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 2 mins
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    "Caitlyn Jenner Is Joining the Cast of 'Transparent'" is from the April 03, 2016 Entertainment section of The Washington Post. It was written by Jessica Contrera and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • She Needs a Job. The Economy Is in Great Shape. It Should Be Easy, Right?

    • By: Jessica Contrera
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 8 mins
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    On the morning she would try to change her circumstances, Donna Maria Osborne did everything she thought she was supposed to. She woke up early, lifting herself off her sister’s couch, where a permanent indentation was starting to form in the cushions. She said her prayers, making sure to say “thank you” before asking, again, for what she wanted most. She dressed in a black suit, paid $2 to ride the bus and arrived at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center at 8:30 a.m. The job fair started at 10.

    "She Needs a Job. The Economy Is in Great Shape. It Should Be Easy, Right?" is from the August 07, 2017 Style section of The Washington Post. It was written by Jessica Contrera and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • Are We Ready for a Gay Disney Princess? We May Be Closer Than You Think

    • By: Jessica Contrera
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 7 mins
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    "Are We Ready for a Gay Disney Princess? We May Be Closer Than You Think." is from the May 11, 2016 Lifestyle section of The Washington Post. It was written by Jessica Contrera and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • Bill Nye Visited a Noah's Ark He Doesn't Believe Should Exist

    • By: Jessica Contrera
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 4 mins
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    "Bill Nye Visited a Noah's Ark He Doesn't Believe Should Exist" is from the July 10, 2016 Entertainment section of The Washington Post. It was written by Jessica Contrera and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • On a Campus in Chaos, a Howard University Student Became a Viral Villain. Is He a Scammer or a Scapegoat?

    • By: Monica Hesse, Jessica Contrera
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 16 mins
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    On a cloudy day in May of 2015, the first student speaker at Howard University’s commencement was a handsome legal communications major named Tyrone Hankerson Jr., whose graduation robe was adorned with a medal, a stole and multiple cords signifying the many honors he’d earned. “As we gather here on the upper quadrangle, I am reminded of the significance of this place,” Hankerson said from the podium. The actor Morgan Freeman, scheduled to receive an honorary degree that day, sat nearby.

    "On a Campus in Chaos, a Howard University Student Became a Viral Villain. Is He a Scammer or a Scapegoat?" is from the April 08, 2018 Lifestyle section of The Washington Post. It was written by Monica Hesse and Jessica Contrera and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • She Was a Conservative Pundit. He Was a Liberal Activist. At Home, None of That Mattered.

    • By: Jessica Contrera
    • Narrated by: Jill Melancon
    • Length: 9 mins
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    "She Was a Conservative Pundit. He Was a Liberal Activist. At Home, None of That Mattered." is from the October 04, 2015 Life and Entertainment section of The Washington Post. It was written by Jessica Contrera and narrated by Jill Melancon.

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    • 13, Right Now

    • By: Jessica Contrera
    • Narrated by: Jenny Hoops
    • Length: 15 mins
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    "13, Right Now" is from the May 25, 2016 Lifestyle section of The Washington Post. It was written by Jessica Contrera and narrated by Jenny Hoops.

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    • Texting Is the Way We Say Goodbye During Tragedy Now

    • By: Jessica Contrera, Caitlin Gibson, Caitlin Dewey
    • Narrated by: Jenny Hoops
    • Length: 7 mins
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    "Texting Is the Way We Say Goodbye During Tragedy Now" is from the June 13, 2016 Lifestyle section of The Washington Post. It was written by Jessica Contrera, Caitlin Gibson and Caitlin Dewey and narrated by Jenny Hoops.

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    • This Isn't the First Time Kenny Chesney Fans Have (Literally) Trashed Pittsburgh

    • By: Jessica Contrera
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 3 mins
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    "This Isn't the First Time Kenny Chesney Fans Have (Literally) Trashed Pittsburgh" is from the July 04, 2016, Entertainment section of The Washington Post. It was written by Jessica Contrera and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • After ‘Me Too,’ Women Want Justice. Lawyers Have Bad News for Them.

    • By: Jessica Contrera
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 8 mins
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    She watched her son leave for high school, flipped on the flat screen and then, Alecia McNair waited. Most days, her habit was to listen absent-mindedly to “CBS This Morning” as she prepared for another day as a 53-year-old single mother. But this past fall, it seemed that every time she turned on the news, there was another story about a man who had abused his power, a woman who had finally spoken up, and — this was the part that McNair could hardly believe — an apology.

    "After ‘Me Too,’ Women Want Justice. Lawyers Have Bad News for Them." is from the February 04, 2018 Lifestyle section of The Washington Post. It was written by Jessica Contrera and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • Is This the End of the SNL Feud Between Alec Baldwin and Donald Trump?

    • By: Jessica Contrera
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 3 mins
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    For weeks, watching the interactions between Alec Baldwin and President-elect Donald Trump has been like watching a tennis match. Look left: There’s Baldwin, spackled in orange makeup, mercilessly mocking Trump on “Saturday Night Live.” Look right: There’s Trump, tweeting that the show is unfunny, unwatchable and “just can’t get any worse.” Back to Baldwin, quipping that he’ll stop his impersonation if the president-elect releases his tax returns. Back to Trump, telling the “Today” show how “the skits are terrible.”

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    • Charles Osgood Is Retiring from CBS's 'Sunday Morning' after 22 Years

    • By: Jessica Contrera
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 2 mins
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    "Charles Osgood Is Retiring from CBS's 'Sunday Morning' after 22 Years" is from the August 28, 2016 Entertainment section of The Washington Post. It was written by Jessica Contrera and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • Prince Might Have Been a Casualty of a Counterfeit Pill Problem Sweeping the Nation

    • By: Jessica Contrera
    • Narrated by: Jenny Hoops
    • Length: 3 mins
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    "Prince Might Have Been a Casualty of a Counterfeit Pill Problem Sweeping the Nation" is from the August 22, 2016 Entertainment section of The Washington Post. It was written by Jessica Contrera and narrated by Jenny Hoops.

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    • This Rapper Rallied to Stop Violence on Baltimore Streets. An Hour Later, He Was Shot and Killed

    • By: Jessica Contrera
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 3 mins
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    "This Rapper Rallied to Stop Violence on Baltimore Streets. An Hour Later, He Was Shot and Killed" is from the June 26, 2016 Arts section of The Washington Post. It was written by Jessica Contrera and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • Women Respond to Roy Moore Allegations by Reminding the World What It Looks Like to be 14

    • By: Jessica Contrera
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 3 mins
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    The photos of teenage girls began appearing on Twitter on Thursday night. First, a smiling, ponytailed 14-year-old looking into the camera. Then, another 14-year-old, this one posing for a school-style photo. Soon, there were photos from Katie Couric, Alyssa Milano and Sarah Silverman — all showing what they looked like when they were 14.

    "Women Respond to Roy Moore Allegations by Reminding the World What It Looks Like to be 14" is from the November 13, 2017 Lifestyle section of The Washington Post. It was written by Jessica Contrera and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • She Was Raised in Dozens of Foster Homes. Can She Keep Her Own Son out of the System?

    • By: Jessica Contrera
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 14 mins
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    Gwen Wright needed to get to the hospital. The labor pains were radiating from deep in her gut, like pliers twisting her insides. First they were an hour apart, now every 30 minutes. She was a week past her due date, and the baby was coming.

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    • Here's How to Legally Gamble on the 2016 Race

    • By: Jessica Contrera
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 6 mins
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    It was another primary-night Tuesday at a K Street bar, and the booths were filled with nerds who couldn’t stop talking politics. So goes every night in Washington, but something was different here. The shadowy basement of PJ Clarke’s was brightened by screens — phones, iPads and laptops — in the hands of beer-sippers in rumpled button-downs.

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