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    • Black Flags

    • The Rise of ISIS
    • By: Joby Warrick
    • Narrated by: Sunil Malhotra
    • Length: 13 hrs and 33 mins
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    Pulitzer Prize, General nonfiction, 2016. When Jordan granted amnesty to a group of political prisoners in 1999, it little realized that among them was Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, a terrorist mastermind and soon the architect of an Islamist movement bent on dominating the Middle East. In Black Flags, an unprecedented account of the rise of ISIS, Joby Warrick shows how the zeal of this one man and the strategic mistakes of Presidents Bush and Obama led to the banner of ISIS being raised over huge swaths of Syria and Iraq.

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    • So much learned

    • By mike flavin on 02-11-16

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    • The Triple Agent

    • The al-Qaeda Mole who Infiltrated the CIA
    • By: Joby Warrick
    • Narrated by: Sunil Malhotra
    • Length: 7 hrs and 7 mins
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    In December 2009, a group of the CIA’s top terrorist hunters gathered at a secret base in Khost, Afghanistan, to greet a rising superspy: Humam Khalil al-Balawi, a Jordanian double-agent who infiltrated the upper ranks of al-Qaeda. For months, he had sent shocking revelations from inside the terrorist network and now promised to help the CIA assassinate Osama bin Laden’s top deputy. Instead, as he stepped from his car, he detonated a 30-pound bomb strapped to his chest, instantly killing seven CIA operatives....

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    • Great modern history story

    • By Melissa on 08-11-11

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    • Wind, Solar Power Soaring in Spite of Bargain Prices for Fossil Fuels

    • By: Joby Warrick
    • Narrated by: Jill Melancon
    • Length: 6 mins
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    "Wind, Solar Power Soaring in Spite of Bargain Prices for Fossil Fuels" is from the Top Stories section of The Washington Post. It was written by Joby Warrick and narrated by Jill Melancon.

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    • From 'Reset' to 'Pause': The Real Story behind Hillary Clinton's Feud with Vladimir Putin

    • By: Joby Warrick, Karen DeYoung
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 13 mins
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    In one of her last acts as secretary of state in early 2013, Hillary Clinton wrote a confidential memo to the White House on how to handle Vladimir Putin, Russia’s newly installed and increasingly aggressive fourth president. Her bluntly worded advice: Snub him.

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    • The Great Thaw: as Temperatures Rise, the Melting of Glaciers Is Accelerating

    • By: Joby Warrick
    • Narrated by: Kristi Burns
    • Length: 10 mins
    • Unabridged
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    "The Great Thaw: as Temperatures Rise, the Melting of Glaciers Is Accelerating" is from the Top Stories section of The Washington Post. It was written by Joby Warrick and narrated by Kristi Burns.

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    • How Belgium Became the Hub of Terror in Europe

    • By: Greg Miller, Joby Warrick
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 7 mins
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    "How Belgium Became the Hub of Terror in Europe" is from the March 22, 2016, World section of The Washington Post. It was written by Greg Miller and Joby Warrick and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • Bin Laden’s Son Steps Into Father’s Shoes as Al-Qaeda Attempts a Comeback

    • By: Joby Warrick, Souad Mekhennet
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 11 mins
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    When the audio recording began turning up on jihadist websites two weeks ago, it was as if the dead terrorist was channeling himself through his favorite son.

    "Bin Laden’s Son Steps Into Father’s Shoes as Al-Qaeda Attempts a Comeback" is from the May 27, 2017 World section of The Washington Post. It was written by Joby Warrick and Souad Mekhennet and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • Head of Pentagon’s Secret ‘UFO’ Office Sought to Make Evidence Public

    • By: Joby Warrick
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 5 mins
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    Just before leaving his Defense Department job two months ago, intelligence officer Luis Elizondo quietly arranged to secure the release of three of the most unusual videos in the Pentagon’s secret vaults: raw footage from encounters between fighter jets and “anomalous aerial vehicles” — military jargon for UFOs.

    "Head of Pentagon’s Secret ‘UFO’ Office Sought to Make Evidence Public" is from the December 16, 2017 National section of The Washington Post. It was written by Joby Warrick and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • Inside ISIS: Quietly Preparing for the Loss of the 'Caliphate'

    • By: Joby Warrick, Souad Mekhennet
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 8 mins
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    "South Sudan Struck by Aid Shortage after Days of Fighting" is from the July 13, 2016 World section of The Washington Post. It was written by Kevin Sieff and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • It's Official: 2015 'Smashed' 2014's Global Temperature Record. It Wasn't Even Close

    • By: Chris Mooney, Joby Warrick
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 9 mins
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    "It's Official: 2015 'Smashed' 2014's Global Temperature Record. It Wasn't Even Close" is from the Top Stories section of The Washington Post. It was written by Chris Mooney and Joby Warrick and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • ISIS Fighters Seem to Be Trying to Sell Sex Slaves Online

    • By: Joby Warrick
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 5 mins
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    "ISIS Fighters Seem to Be Trying to Sell Sex Slaves Online" is from the May 28, 2016 World section of The Washington Post. It was written by Joby Warrick and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • Volkswagen Slapped with Federal Lawsuit in Emissions-Cheating Scandal

    • By: Joby Warrick
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 2 mins
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    "Volkswagen Slapped with Federal Lawsuit in Emissions-Cheating Scandal" is from the Top Stories section of The Washington Post. It was written by Joby Warrick and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • Fifteen Years after 9/11, the Jihadist Threat Looms Larger Than Ever across the Globe

    • By: Joby Warrick, Greg Miller
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 10 mins
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    Nine days after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, President George W. Bush stood before Congress to outline a two-pronged response to history’s deadliest terrorist act: dramatic improvements in security at home and an all-out assault against what he called a “fringe form of Islamic extremism” at war with the West.

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    • North Korea Defies Predictions — Again — With Early Grasp of Weapons Milestone

    • By: Joby Warrick
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 6 mins
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    The device that shook the mountains over the Punggye-ri test site on Sunday represented a quantum leap for North Korea’s nuclear capability, producing an explosion at least five times greater than the country’s previous tests and easily powerful enough to devastate a large city.

    "North Korea Defies Predictions — Again — With Early Grasp of Weapons Milestone" is from the September 04, 2017 National Security section of The Washington Post. It was written by Joby Warrick and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • Papers Stolen in a Daring Israeli Raid on Tehran Archive Reveal the Extent of Iran’s past Weapons Research

    • By: Joby Warrick
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 14 mins
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    New details from a trove of Iranian nuclear documents stolen by Israeli spies early this year show that Tehran obtained explicit weapons-design information from a foreign source and was on the cusp of mastering key bombmaking technologies when the research was ordered halted 15 years ago.

    "Papers Stolen in a Daring Israeli Raid on Tehran Archive Reveal the Extent of Iran’s past Weapons Research" is from the July 15, 2018 National section of The Washington Post. It was written by Joby Warrick and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • Documents Shed Light on North Korea’s Startling Gains in Sea-Based Missile Technology

    • By: Joby Warrick
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 12 mins
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    A few months after the collapse of the Soviet Union, a group of American investors and Russian scientists struck a deal to begin marketing one of the crown jewels of Moscow’s strategic arsenal: an entire family of missiles designed for launch from submarines.

    "Documents Shed Light on North Korea’s Startling Gains in Sea-Based Missile Technology" is from the December 27, 2017 World section of The Washington Post. It was written by Joby Warrick and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • How a 91-Year-Old Imam Came to Symbolize the Feud Between Qatar and Its Neighbors

    • By: Sudarsan Raghavan, Joby Warrick
    • Narrated by: Kristi` Burns
    • Length: 11 mins
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    The preacher at the center of Qatar’s worst-ever diplomatic crisis is a raspy-voiced 91-year-old who wears spectacles and no longer stands to give sermons. Yet, to Qatar’s Arab neighbors, Yusuf al-Qaradawi is a uniquely dangerous man.

    "How a 91-Year-Old Imam Came to Symbolize the Feud Between Qatar and Its Neighbors" is from the June 27, 2017 Middle East section of The Washington Post. It was written by Sudarsan Raghavan and Joby Warrick and narrated by Kristi Burns.

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    • How Julian Assange Evolved From Pariah to Paragon

    • By: David Weigel, Joby Warrick
    • Narrated by: Jenny Hoops
    • Length: 10 mins
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    President-elect Donald Trump tweeted some praise on Tuesday for a man most Republicans wanted nothing to do with. He had seen Julian Assange, the founder of WikiLeaks, defend himself during an hour of friendly, prime-time questions on Fox News. And he was impressed.

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    • Inside the Economic War Against the Islamic State

    • By: Joby Warrick
    • Narrated by: Jill Melancon
    • Length: 7 mins
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    The Islamic State starts the new year with a drastically depleted bank account, counterterrorism officials say, following months of intensified efforts to deprive the jihadists of oil profits and other revenue used to finance military operations and terrorists attacks abroad.

    "Inside the Economic War Against the Islamic State" is from the December 30, 2016 National section of The Washington Post. It was written by Joby Warrick and narrated by Jill Melancon.

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    • 196 Countries Approve Historic Climate Agreement

    • By: Joby Warrick, Chris Mooney
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 7 mins
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    "196 Countries Approve Historic Climate Agreement" is from the Top Stories section of The Washington Post. It was written by Joby Warrick and Chris Mooney and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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