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    • Cosmic Breakthrough: Physicists Detect Gravitational Waves from Violent Black-Hole Merger

    • By: Joel Achenbach, Rachel Feltman
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 11 mins
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    "Cosmic Breakthrough: Physicists Detect Gravitational Waves from Violent Black-Hole Merger" is from the US section of The Washington Post. It was written by Joel Achenbach, Rachel Feltman and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • New Research Identifies a ‘Sea of Despair’ Among White, Working-Class Americans

    • By: Joel Achenbach, Dan Keating
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 5 mins
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    Economists Anne Case and Angus Deaton say the early mortality spike in this midlife group is not easing.

    "New Research Identifies a ‘Sea of Despair’ Among White, Working-Class Americans" is from the March 23, 2017 National section of The Washington Post. It was written by Joel Achenbach and Dan Keating and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • Secret Harvard Meeting on Synthetic Human Genomes Incites Ethics Debate

    • By: Joel Achenbach
    • Narrated by: Jill Melancon
    • Length: 3 mins
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    "Secret Harvard Meeting on Synthetic Human Genomes Incites Ethics Debate" is from the May 13, 2016, National section of The Washington Post. It was written by Joel Achenbach and narrated by Jill Melancon.

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    • These Presidents All Said They Were Going to Change America. How'd That Work Out?

    • By: Joel Achenbach
    • Narrated by: Jenny Hoops
    • Length: 13 mins
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    He had been echoing Jefferson promiscuously for days. Jefferson had won the first “change election” in American history, in 1800 — federalists out, “republicans” in — and now Clinton had ended 12 years of Republican occupation of the White House. He had journeyed to Washington from Monticello, recreating Jefferson’s trip 191 years earlier, this time in a bus with a license plate reading “Hope 1.”

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    • The Yellowstone Supervolcano Is a Disaster Waiting to Happen

    • By: Joel Achenbach
    • Narrated by: Jenny Hoops
    • Length: 7 mins
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    Yellowstone National Park sits squarely over a giant, active volcano. This requires attention.

    "The Yellowstone Supervolcano Is a Disaster Waiting to Happen" is from the April 20, 2018 National section of The Washington Post. It was written by Joel Achenbach and narrated by Jenny Hoops.

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    • No Longer ‘Mayberry’: A Small Ohio City Fights an Epidemic of Self-Destruction

    • By: Joel Achenbach
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 14 mins
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    Nine women live in the little house by the railroad tracks. It’s early fall, and they’re sharing three bedrooms and a single bathroom. They rise each day at 6 a.m., brush their teeth, eat breakfast together and then get into a van to ride a half-mile to all-day group therapy. At dusk they’ll be back, typically sitting on the porch, smoking cigarettes and watching the trains go by.

    "No Longer ‘Mayberry’: A Small Ohio City Fights an Epidemic of Self-Destruction" is from the December 29, 2016 National section of The Washington Post. It was written by Joel Achenbach and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • Immigrant Community on High Alert, Fearing Trump’s ‘Deportation Force’

    • By: Janell Ross, Aaron C. Davis, Joel Achenbach
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 6 mins
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    ICE denies sweeps and checkpoints, but activists say rules of engagement have changed.

    "Immigrant Community on High Alert, Fearing Trump’s ‘Deportation Force’" is from the February 11, 2017 National section of The Washington Post. It was written by Janell Ross, Aaron C. Davis and Joel Achenbach and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • How Will 9 Billion or 10 Billion People Eat Without Destroying the Environment?

    • By: Joel Achenbach
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 7 mins
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    The human population has reached 7.6 billion and could number 9 billion or 10 billion by midcentury. All those people will need to eat. A sobering report published Wednesday in the journal Nature argues that a sustainable food system that doesn’t ravage the environment is going to require dramatic reforms, including a radical change in dietary habits.

    "How Will 9 Billion or 10 Billion People Eat Without Destroying the Environment?" is from the October 10, 2018 World section of The Washington Post. It was written by Joel Achenbach and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • An Opioid Epidemic Is What Happens When Pain Is Treated Only With Pills

    • By: Joel Achenbach
    • Narrated by: Jenny Hoops
    • Length: 4 mins
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    The United States is in the midst of a massive opioid epidemic, as The Washington Post and other news organizations have documented extensively. In 2015, more than 33,000 people died from overdoses of opioids, meaning prescription painkillers, heroin, fentanyl or any combination. That easily keeps pace here with fatal motor vehicle accidents and gun-related deaths.

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    • FEMA Director Says Harvey Is Probably the Worst Disaster in Texas History

    • By: Joel Achenbach
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 4 mins
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    William “Brock” Long, newly installed as director of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, said in an interview a few weeks ago that there was one thing that worried him most when it comes to natural disasters: “You know what’s keeping me up at night? This country has not been hit by a major hurricane since 2005.”

    "FEMA Director Says Harvey Is Probably the Worst Disaster in Texas History" is from the August 27, 2017 National section of The Washington Post. It was written by Joel Achenbach and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • U.S. Life Expectancy Varies by More Than 20 Years From County to County

    • By: Joel Achenbach
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 3 mins
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    Life expectancy is rising overall in the United States, but in some areas, death rates are going conspicuously in the other direction. These geographical disparities are widening, according to a report published Monday in JAMA Internal Medicine.

    "U.S. Life Expectancy Varies by More Than 20 Years From County to County" is from the May 08, 2017 National section of The Washington Post. It was written by Joel Achenbach and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • An Addiction Crisis Along 'The Backbone of America'

    • By: Joel Achenbach
    • Narrated by: Jenny Hoops
    • Length: 9 mins
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    The young woman sat on a city bench in Athens, Ohio, smoking a Marlboro. She told me her name is Keri, she’s 29, and she has a 10-year-old daughter and a history of drug addiction and mood disorders. She’d just been to a court hearing to get custody of her child. Bad as things are for her, they used to be worse, she said.

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    • A Group of Middle-Aged Whites in the U.S. Is Dying at a Startling Rate

    • By: Lenny Bernstein, Joel Achenbach
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 6 mins
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    "A Group of Middle-Aged Whites in the U.S. Is Dying at a Startling Rate" is from the November 04, 2015 Wild Card section of The Washington Post. It was written by Lenny Bernstein and Joel Achenbach and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • To Prevent Disease, Ethicists Approve Creation of Embryos with Three Genetic Parents

    • By: Joel Achenbach
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 5 mins
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    "To Prevent Disease, Ethicists Approve Creation of Embryos with Three Genetic Parents" is from the National section of The Washington Post. It was written by Joel Achenbach and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • After Rocket Failure, Russia Moves up Its Next Launch. Nasa Says It Is Okay with That.

    • By: Christian Davenport, Joel Achenbach
    • Narrated by: Jenny Hoops
    • Length: 5 mins
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    The Russians move fast. After one of their rockets malfunctioned last month, triggering an automatic abort, Roscosmos, the county’s space agency, says it knows what happened and how to fix it. Instead of delaying the next flight with astronauts — originally scheduled for Dec. 20— it is moving up the launch to Dec. 3.

    "After Rocket Failure, Russia Moves up Its Next Launch. Nasa Says It Is Okay with That." is from the November 09, 2018 World section of The Washington Post. It was written by Christian Davenport and Joel Achenbach and narrated by Jenny Hoops.

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    • Study: Hurricane Maria and Its Aftermath Caused a Spike in Puerto Rico Deaths, with Nearly 3,000 More Than Normal

    • By: Arelis R. Hernández, Joel Achenbach
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 8 mins
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    Hurricane Maria’s devastation in Puerto Rico led to a spike in mortality across the U.S. territory, with an estimated 2,975 excess deaths in the six months after the storm made landfall, according to a sweeping report from George Washington University released Tuesday.

    "Study: Hurricane Maria and Its Aftermath Caused a Spike in Puerto Rico Deaths, with Nearly 3,000 More Than Normal" is from the August 28, 2018 National section of The Washington Post. It was written by Arelis R. Hernández and Joel Achenbach and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • The Harsh Truth about Mars Water and NASA's 'Journey to Mars'

    • By: Joel Achenbach
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 6 mins
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    "The Harsh Truth about Mars Water and NASA's 'Journey to Mars'" is from the October 01, 2015 Ideas and Controversy section of The Washington Post. It was written by Joel Achenbach and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • Camp Fire Kills 23, Becoming California’s Deadliest Wildfire Since 1991

    • By: Joel Achenbach, Cleve R. Wootson Jr.
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 5 mins
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    Already the most destructive wildfire in California history, the Camp Fire in the Sierra Nevada foothills has become the state’s third deadliest — killing 23 people in three days, with more than 100 people unaccounted for in a charred swath of land larger than Detroit.

    "Camp Fire Kills 23, Becoming California’s Deadliest Wildfire Since 1991" is from the November 11, 2018 National section of The Washington Post. It was written by Joel Achenbach and Cleve R. Wootson Jr. and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • In Just One Year, Nearly 1.3 Million Americans Needed Hospital Care for Opioid-Related Issues

    • By: Joel Achenbach, Dan Keating
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 4 mins
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    The coast-to-coast opioid epidemic is swamping hospitals, with government data published Tuesday showing 1.27 million emergency room visits or inpatient stays for opioid-related issues in a single year.

    "In Just One Year, Nearly 1.3 Million Americans Needed Hospital Care for Opioid-Related Issues" is from the June 20, 2017 To Your Health section of The Washington Post. It was written by Joel Achenbach and Dan Keating and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • I Just Want to Kill Jews:’ Documents Detail the Pittsburgh Synagogue Massacre and Name the Dead

    • By: Avi Selk, Mark Berman, Joel Achenbach
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 9 mins
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    Authorities have named the 11 people killed Saturday when a man armed with three pistols and a semiautomatic assault-style rifle attacked a synagogue in Pittsburgh — the deadliest attack on Jews in the history of the United States.

    "I Just Want to Kill Jews:’ Documents Detail the Pittsburgh Synagogue Massacre and Name the Dead" is from the October 28, 2018 National section of The Washington Post. It was written by Avi Selk, Mark Berman and Joel Achenbach and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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