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

    • By: Joel Achenbach
    • Narrated by: Jenny Hoops
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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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    • FBI Searches for Motive in San Bernardino Rampage as Obama Says It Is 'Possible' It Was Terrorism

    • By: Missy Ryan, Mark Berman, Joel Achenbach
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 10 mins
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    "FBI Searches for Motive in San Bernardino Rampage as Obama Says It Is 'Possible' It Was Terrorism" is from the Top Stories section of The Washington Post. It was written by By Missy Ryan, Mark Berman and Joel Achenbach 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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    • 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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    • After Pennsylvania Man Confesses to Role in Slaying of Missing Four, Questions Remain in the Case

    • By: Joel Achenbach, Mark Berman
    • Narrated by: Jenny Hoops
    • Length: 6 mins
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    The mysterious case of the missing men — all between the ages of 19 and 22 — has transfixed this region since all four vanished last week. Even as the investigation stretched on for days, centering on a farm not far from the Delaware River, the Bucks County district attorney said he clung to hope that the men would be found alive.

    "After Pennsylvania Man Confesses to Role in Slaying of Missing Four, Questions Remain in the Case" is from the July 14, 2017 Post Nation section of The Washington Post. It was written by Joel Achenbach and Mark Berman and narrated by Jenny Hoops.

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    • 'Pure Devastation': At Least 17 Dead, More Than 500 Missing as California Wildfires Spread

    • By: Cleve R. Wootson Jr., Breena Kerr, Lea Donosky, and others
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 9 mins
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    The historically deadly wildfires menacing Northern California regained momentum Wednesday as winds whipped back up, pushing blazes through parched hills and vineyards and prompting more evacuations from an arc of flames that has killed at least 17 people, destroyed more than 2,000 buildings and battered the region’s renowned wine-growing industry.

    'Pure Devastation': At Least 17 Dead, More Than 500 Missing as California Wildfires Spread" is from the October 11, 2017 National section of The Washington Post. It was written by Cleve R. Wootson Jr., Breena Kerr, Lea Donosky, Kristine Phillips and Joel Achenbach 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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    • To Prevent Disease, Ethicists Approve Creation of Embryos with Three Genetic Parents

    • By: Joel Achenbach
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
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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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    • 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 Trump Could Really Disrupt NASA and the Space Program

    • By: Joel Achenbach
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 4 mins
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    The Trump people are taking over NASA, and it’s hard to predict how this will play out for the agency's human spaceflight program. That’s in part because the usual rules of partisanship and ideology don’t apply in outer space. Above the stratosphere, there’s no left and right. (If anything, things are somewhat reversed, because a lot of Republicans support Big Government human spaceflight projects, as we’ll discuss in a moment.) Moreover, the president-elect hasn’t said much about space, and space wasn’t an issue in his campaign, either.

    "How Trump Could Really Disrupt NASA and the Space Program" is from the January 03, 2017 Speaking of Science section of The Washington Post. It was written by 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
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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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    • Wave of Addiction Linked to Fentanyl Worsens as Drugs, Distribution, Evolve

    • By: Joel Achenbach
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 8 mins
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    Michelle MacLeod died in a tough part of town known as the Tree Streets, where many of the streets have names like Ash, Palm, Chestnut and Walnut. Kevin Manchester, who provided the fentanyl that killed her, lived on Pine.

    "Wave of Addiction Linked to Fentanyl Worsens as Drugs, Distribution, Evolve" is from the October 24, 2017 Health section of The Washington Post. It was written by Joel Achenbach and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • Life Expectancy Is up Sharply for Blacks and Hispanics; Whites Are Lagging

    • By: Joel Achenbach
    • Narrated by: Jill Melancon
    • Length: 6 mins
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    "Life Expectancy Is up Sharply for Blacks and Hispanics; Whites Are Lagging" is from the June 03, 2016, National section of The Washington Post. It was written by Joel Achenbach and narrated by Jill Melancon.

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    • Hot, Isolated, and Running out of Supplies, Parts of Puerto Rico Near Desperation

    • By: Samantha Schmidt, Joel Achenbach
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 7 mins
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    In the heat and humidity here in the central mountains, Meryanne Aldea fanned her bedridden mother with a piece of cardboard Sunday as the ailing woman lay on her side, relieving a large ulcer in her back.

    "Hot, Isolated, and Running out of Supplies, Parts of Puerto Rico Near Desperation" is from the September 24, 2017 National section of The Washington Post. It was written by Samantha Schmidt and 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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    • 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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    • 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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    • From Pharmacy Student to Suspected San Bernardino Terrorist: the Baffling Journey of Tashfeen Malik

    • By: Tim Craig, Abby Phillip, Joel Achenbach
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 7 mins
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    "From Pharmacy Student to Suspected San Bernardino Terrorist: the Baffling Journey of Tashfeen Malik" is from the Wild Card section of The Washington Post. It was written by Tim Craig, Abby Phillip and Joel Achenbach and narrated by Sam Scholl

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