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    • ‘Hammer on the Abusers’: Mass. Attorney General Alleges Purdue Pharma Tried to Shift Blame for Opioid Addiction

    • By: Katie Zezima, Lenny Bernstein
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 6 mins
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    As parents wrote to Purdue Pharma about their children who had died of OxyContin overdoses, and as federal prosecutors reported increases in deaths connected to the powerful opioid painkiller, Richard Sackler, a member of the family that founded the company that made the drug, had a...

    "‘Hammer on the Abusers’: Mass. Attorney General Alleges Purdue Pharma Tried to Shift Blame for Opioid Addiction" is from the January 15, 2019 National section of The Washington Post. It was written by Katie Zezima and Lenny Bernstein and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • As Opioid Overdoses Rise, Police Officers Become Counselors, Doctors and Social Workers

    • By: Katie Zezima
    • Narrated by: Jenny Hoops
    • Length: 8 mins
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    Departments accustomed to arresting drug abusers are spearheading programs to get them into treatment, convinced that their old strategies weren’t working. They’re administering medication that reverses overdoses, allowing users to turn in drugs in exchange for treatment, and partnering with hospitals to intervene before abuse turns fatal.

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    • Planned Parenthood Fears It May Be First Casualty of Rekindled Abortion War

    • By: Sandhya Somashekhar, Katie Zezima
    • Narrated by: Jenny Hoops
    • Length: 9 mins
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    Planned Parenthood officials are scrambling to prepare for the likelihood that Congress next year will cut off more than a half-billion dollars in federal funding to the group, fulfilling the wishes of abortion foes who are planning an aggressive push to roll back abortion rights under President-elect Donald Trump.

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    • Which Democrat Wants to Bring Edward Snowden Home?

    • By: Katie Zezima
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 2 mins
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    "Which Democrat Wants to Bring Edward Snowden Home?" is from the October 15, 2015 Politics and Power section of The Washington Post. It was written by Katie Zezima and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • Trump Offers 3-Year Extension of Protection for ‘Dreamers’ in Exchange for $5.7 Billion for Wall; Democrats Call It a ‘Non-Starter’

    • By: Katie Zezima, Seung Min Kim, David Nakamura
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 9 mins
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    President Trump on Saturday offered Democrats three years of deportation protections for some immigrants in exchange for $5.7 billion in border wall funding, a proposal immediately rejected by Democrats and derided by conservatives as amnesty.

    "Trump Offers 3-Year Extension of Protection for ‘Dreamers’ in Exchange for $5.7 Billion for Wall; Democrats Call It a ‘Non-Starter’" is from the January 19, 2019 Politics section of The Washington Post. It was written by Katie Zezima, Seung Min Kim and David Nakamura and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • Facing Congressional Inaction, States Move to Ban Bump Stocks

    • By: Katie Zezima
    • Narrated by: Jenny Hoops
    • Length: 5 mins
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    States and municipalities nationwide are attempting to ban bump stocks -- devices used to make rifles fire more rapidly -- after Congress failed to act on bipartisan resolve to restrict them following their use in a Las Vegas massacre last year.

    "Facing Congressional Inaction, States Move to Ban Bump Stocks" is from the January 18, 2018 National section of The Washington Post. It was written by Katie Zezima and narrated by Jenny Hoops.

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    • Cities, States Work to Clear Marijuana Convictions, Calling It a States' Rights Issue

    • By: Katie Zezima
    • Narrated by: Jenny Hoops
    • Length: 7 mins
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    When California voters passed a measure in 2016 that legalized cannabis and allowed for people to have their marijuana convictions wiped away or reduced, San Diego County District Attorney Summer Stephan ordered her staff to immediately start scouring the city’s criminal records to find people who qualified.

    "Cities, States Work to Clear Marijuana Convictions, Calling It a States' Rights Issue" is from the February 01, 2018 National section of The Washington Post. It was written by Katie Zezima and narrated by Jenny Hoops.

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    • Drug Executives Express Regret over Opioid Crisis, One Tells Congress His Company Contributed to the Epidemic

    • By: Katie Zezima, Scott Higham
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 6 mins
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    The head of a major pharmaceutical distributor apologized before Congress on Tuesday for not doing more to stop the shipment of millions of powerful prescription opioids to pharmacies in two small West Virginia towns, while another industry leader admitted that his company contributed to the nation’s opioid crisis.

    "Drug Executives Express Regret over Opioid Crisis, One Tells Congress His Company Contributed to the Epidemic" is from the May 08, 2018 National section of The Washington Post. It was written by Katie Zezima and Scott Higham and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • Congressional Report: Drug Companies, DEA Failed to Stop Flow of Millions of Opioid Pills

    • By: Katie Zezima
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 6 mins
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    The distributors of powerful prescription opioids and the Drug Enforcement Administration failed to stop the flow of millions of pills into rural West Virginia despite rampant warning signs that the pills were being diverted for abuse, inertia that contributed to the nation’s opioid epidemic, a congressional report has found.

    "Congressional Report: Drug Companies, DEA Failed to Stop Flow of Millions of Opioid Pills" is from the December 19, 2018 National section of The Washington Post. It was written by Katie Zezima and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • 6 Dead at South Florida Nursing Home as State Grapples With Heat and Outages After Irma

    • By: Mark Berman, Katie Zezima
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 7 mins
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    Police opened a criminal investigation Wednesday into the deaths of at least six people at a South Florida nursing home that apparently was without air conditioning amid ongoing power outages from Hurricane Irma, according to local officials.

    "6 Dead at South Florida Nursing Home as State Grapples With Heat and Outages After Irma" is from the September 13, 2017 National section of The Washington Post. It was written by Mark Berman and Katie Zezima and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • Gun Control Group Claims Victory at Ballot Box, in Statehouses

    • By: Katie Zezima
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 3 mins
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    The gun control group Everytown claims that 2018 has been one of the most successful years ever for the movement, with candidates who ran as advocates of gun control winning midterm elections, gun safety legislation passing in statehouses and victories in court cases.

    "Gun Control Group Claims Victory at Ballot Box, in Statehouses" is from the December 12, 2018 U.S. section of The Washington Post. It was written by Katie Zezima and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • Trump Decries Lack of ‘Due Process’ for Men Accused of Sexual Harassment, Abuse

    • By: Anne Gearan, Katie Zezima
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 9 mins
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    President Trump on Saturday appeared to side with men accused of domestic abuse or sexual misconduct, following a week of turmoil surrounding allegations of spousal abuse against two male aides that brought the national #MeToo movement inside the White House.

    "Trump Decries Lack of ‘Due Process’ for Men Accused of Sexual Harassment, Abuse" is from the February 10, 2018 Politics section of The Washington Post. It was written by Anne Gearan and Katie Zezima and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • Trump has a point

    • By William R. Toddmancillas on 05-05-18

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    • Wisconsin Lawmakers Vote to Strip Power from the Incoming Democratic Governor, Attorney General

    • By: Isaac Stanley-Becker, Katie Zezima, Mark Berman
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
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    Wisconsin’s Republican-controlled legislature passed legislation early Wednesday to weaken the power of the incoming Democratic governor, a move critics and Democrats said amounted to a naked power grab that subverts the will of voters.

    "Wisconsin Lawmakers Vote to Strip Power from the Incoming Democratic Governor, Attorney General" is from the December 05, 2018 Politics section of The Washington Post. It was written by Isaac Stanley-Becker , Katie Zezima and Mark Berman and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • Federal Judge Blocks Posting of Blueprints for 3-D-Printed Guns Hours Before They Were to Be Published

    • By: Deanna Paul, Meagan Flynn, Katie Zezima
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 7 mins
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    A federal judge has blocked the public availability of blueprints that provide instructions for making guns using 3-D printers, just hours before the documents were expected to be published online.

    "Federal Judge Blocks Posting of Blueprints for 3-D-Printed Guns Hours Before They Were to Be Published" is from the July 31, 2018 National section of The Washington Post. It was written by Deanna Paul, Meagan Flynn and Katie Zezima and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • Gun-control Group Sues ATF, Alleging Agency Won't Turn Over Policy Documents

    • By: Katie Zezima
    • Narrated by: Jenny Hoops
    • Length: 3 mins
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    A gun-control group led by former congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords has sued the Trump administration, alleging it has failed to turn over documents that could show how the gun lobby is influencing the administration’s firearms policy.

    "Gun-control Group Sues ATF, Alleging Agency Won't Turn Over Policy Documents" is from the November 10, 2017 U.S. section of The Washington Post. It was written by Katie Zezima and narrated by Jenny Hoops.

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    • Trump Faces Backlash over Appointing Bannon as a Top Aide, a Choice Critics Say Will Empower White Nationalists

    • By: Elise Viebeck, Katie Zezima
    • Narrated by: Jenny Hoops
    • Length: 15 mins
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    President-elect Donald Trump faces a growing backlash against his decision to name campaign chairman and former head of Breitbart News Stephen K. Bannon as chief strategist at the White House, a choice critics believe will empower white nationalists.

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    • Khizr Khan Calls Trump a 'Black Soul' and Says McConnell, Ryan Have 'Moral' Obligation to Repudiate Him

    • By: Katie Zezima
    • Narrated by: Kristi Burns
    • Length: 7 mins
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    "Khizr Khan Calls Trump a 'Black Soul' and Says McConnell, Ryan Have 'Moral' Obligation to Repudiate Him" is from the July 31, 2016 Politics section of The Washington Post. It was written by Katie Zezima and narrated by Kristi Burns.

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    • Cruz Says He Would Withdraw U.S. From Paris Climate Accord If Elected

    • By: Katie Zezima
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
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    "Cruz Says He Would Withdraw U.S. From Paris Climate Accord If Elected" is from the Politics and Power section of The Washington Post. It was written by Katie Zezima and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • Waffle House Shooting Suspect Travis Reinking Arrested, Refusing to Answer Questions, Police Say

    • By: Katie Zezima, Kristine Phillips, Mark Berman, and others
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 11 mins
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    Police on Monday arrested a man accused of killing four people at a Waffle House this weekend, ending a 34-hour, door-to-door manhunt that locked down schools and sent fear rippling across the Nashville region.

    "Waffle House Shooting Suspect Travis Reinking Arrested, Refusing to Answer Questions, Police Say" is from the April 23, 2018 National section of The Washington Post. It was written by Katie Zezima, Kristine Phillips, Mark Berman and William Wan and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • The Topic of Sexual Assault Is Now at Center Stage in the 2016 Campaign

    • By: Katie Zezima
    • Narrated by: Jenny Hoops
    • Length: 7 mins
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    The debate has been particularly painful for many victims of sexual assault, who now must endure nonstop coverage of allegations of groping and kissing without consent - along with backlash against the women who made the claims about Trump. Many also fear that brushing off allegations of sexual assault, as Trump and his backers have done, minimizes the fact that it is a pervasive problem that affects millions of women and men.

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