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    • She Lost Her Job After Calling Michelle Obama an ‘Ape in Heels.’ Now She’s Returning to Work.

    • By: Kristine Guerra, Lindsey Bever
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
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    Pamela Taylor, whose racist comments about Michelle Obama propelled a small West Virginia town into an unflattering national spotlight and prompted the mayor to resign, will return to her job as head of a government-funded nonprofit group later this month.

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    • 'I've Never Seen Anything like That': Confederate Flags at California Veterans Day Parade

    • By: Kristine Guerra
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 3 mins
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    As he sat next to an Army veteran in an open-air jeep during the Veterans Day parade in a northern California town, U.S. Rep. Jared Huffman had his attention caught by a sight. Three young men were standing on the sidewalk, each carrying a variation of the Confederate flag. As the parade began and the jeep carrying Huffman (D-Calif.) and the Army veteran inched forward, Huffman got the attention of the young men and waved a miniature American flag at them. “This is our flag,” he told them.

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    • Protests Derail UC Davis Event With Breitbart's Milo Yiannopoulos, 'Pharma Bro' Martin Shkreli

    • By: Kristine Guerra
    • Narrated by: Jill Melancon
    • Length: 5 mins
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    Yiannopoulos, editor of the right-wing website Breitbart News, and Shkreli, a former pharmaceutical executive charged with securities fraud, were supposed to speak Friday at the University of California at Davis at an event hosted by the Davis College Republicans, a student-run group. But the university visit, which Breitbart promoted by using #SHKRELOPOULOS, was abruptly canceled after a mass of protesters opposing Yiannopoulos’s appearance on campus showed up outside the building where it was supposed to take place.

    "Protests Derail UC Davis Event With Breitbart's Milo Yiannopoulos, 'Pharma Bro' Martin Shkreli" is from the January 14, 2017 National section of The Washington Post. It was written by Kristine Guerra and narrated by Jill Melancon.

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    • Sex Offender Recently Released from Prison Is Charged with Rape, Murder of Ohio State Student

    • By: Kristine Guerra
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
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    Just a few days ago, Reagan Tokes was excited about graduation.

    "Sex Offender Recently Released from Prison Is Charged with Rape, Murder of Ohio State Student" is from the February 13, 2017 True Crime section of The Washington Post. It was written by Kristine Guerra and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • ‘Greatest Threat to Democracy’: Commander of Bin Laden Raid Slams Trump’s Anti-Media Sentiment

    • By: Kristine Guerra
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 5 mins
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    William H. McRaven, a retired four-star admiral and former Navy SEAL, defended journalists this week, calling President Trump’s denunciation of the media as “the enemy of the American people” the “greatest threat to democracy” he’s seen in his lifetime.

    "‘Greatest Threat to Democracy’: Commander of Bin Laden Raid Slams Trump’s Anti-Media Sentiment" is from the February 23, 2017 World section of The Washington Post. It was written by Kristine Guerra and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • Why a Transgender Woman Robbed a Bank, Threw Cash in the Air and Waited for Police

    • By: Kristine Guerra
    • Narrated by: Jenny Hoops
    • Length: 8 mins
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    It was late morning on July 27 when Linda Thompson walked into a bank in Cheyenne, Wyo., armed with only a note written on a piece of cardboard.

    “I have a gun,” she told the teller. “Give me all your money.”

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    • Utah Republican Argues Against Equal Pay for Women: It’s ‘Bad for Families’ and Society

    • By: Kristine Guerra
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 6 mins
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    In a letter criticizing a bill that addresses pay gap in the workforce, a Utah Republican said that men have traditionally earned more than women and, citing “simple economics,” argued that things should stay that way.

    "Utah Republican Argues Against Equal Pay for Women: It’s ‘Bad for Families’ and Society" is from the February 19, 2017 Politics section of The Washington Post. It was written by Kristine Guerra and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • 'I Lost It, I Just Snapped': Indiana Police Officer Shot Fellow Cop in Fit of Jealousy

    • By: Kristine Guerra
    • Narrated by: Jill Melancon
    • Length: 4 mins
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    "'I Lost It, I Just Snapped': Indiana Police Officer Shot Fellow Cop in Fit of Jealousy" is from the August 05, 2016 National section of The Washington Post. It was written by Kristine Guerra and narrated by Jill Melancon.

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    • In Texas, a Man Who Didn't Kill Anybody Is about to Be Executed for Murder

    • By: Kristine Guerra
    • Narrated by: Corey M. Snow
    • Length: 12 mins
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    "In Texas, a Man Who Didn't Kill Anybody Is about to Be Executed for Murder" is from the August 12, 2016 U.S. section of The Washington Post. It was written by Kristine Guerra and narrated by Corey M. Snow.

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    • Missing California Mother Found Alive Three Weeks After Her Apparent Abduction, Police Say

    • By: Lindsey Bever, Kristine Guerra
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
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    A Northern California woman who was apparently abducted earlier this month during a late-morning jog was found Thanksgiving Day, when she was released by her captor on a rural road in Yolo County, authorities said. Police said Sherri Papini, 34, who was bound in restraints, flagged down a passing motorist, who immediately alerted law enforcement.

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    • He Killed His Wife — and Posted to Her Facebook to Convince Family She Was Still Alive, Police Say

    • By: Kristine Guerra
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
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    He said he posted that his wife’s phone had been dropped in the toilet so no one would panic that she was not returning calls or text messages, according to an arrest affidavit.

    "He Killed His Wife — and Posted to Her Facebook to Convince Family She Was Still Alive, Police Say" is from the January 16, 2017 True Crime section of The Washington Post. It was written by Kristine Guerra and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • A Small Arkansas Town Has Its First Murder Suspect in Decades. He’s 12.

    • By: Kristine Guerra
    • Narrated by: Jenny Hoops
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    All changed last week, when the death of a 21-year-old convenience store clerk rocked the town of less than 900 people. The suspect: a 12-year-old boy now charged with capital murder.

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    • People Either Made It out, or They Didn't': Oakland Officials Fear up to 40 Dead in Fire

    • By: Kristine Guerra
    • Narrated by: Jill Melancon
    • Length: 4 mins
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    California officials fear up to 40 people have been killed in a massive fire that happened Friday night during a concert inside a building in Oakland. Nine people have been confirmed dead and 25 others remain missing. Fire crews have still not entered the building as of Saturday afternoon.

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    • The Government Was Warned That the Oroville Dam Emergency Spillway Was Unsafe. It Didn’t Listen.

    • By: Kristine Guerra
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
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    In 2005, three environmental groups warned state and federal officials about what they believed was a problem with the Oroville Dam’s emergency spillway — the same one that was at risk of collapsing this week, after storms caused the adjacent reservoir to swell.

    "The Government Was Warned That the Oroville Dam Emergency Spillway Was Unsafe. It Didn’t Listen." is from the February 14, 2017 Politics section of The Washington Post. It was written by Kristine Guerra and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • A Soldier Who Starved to Death in a North Korean Prison Camp Is Coming Home—65 Years Later

    • By: Kristine Guerra
    • Narrated by: Jenny Hoops
    • Length: 4 mins
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    He joined the Army when he was 17 after persuading his mother to sign his enlistment papers. His family thought he would go on to build a lifelong career in the military.

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    • Another Parent's Overdose, Another Child in the Back Seat: A 'New Norm' for Drug Users?

    • By: Kristine Guerra
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 6 mins
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    The incident in Hope, about 45 miles southeast of downtown Indianapolis, happened less than two months after authorities in Ohio stopped a car and found a man and a woman barely conscious in the front seats. The woman's 4-year-old grandson sat in the back seat.

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    • LAPD's Fatal Shooting of Black Teen Is Latest to Spark Angry Protest

    • By: Kristine Guerra
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 4 mins
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    The death of a black teenager, who was fatally shot Saturday afternoon by a police officer after a car chase, drew an angry — albeit peaceful — crowd on the streets of south Los Angeles. Los Angeles police shot the 18-year-old after a traffic stop about 1 p.m. Officers tried to pull over a car with paper license plates, suspecting that the vehicle was stolen, according to a news release from the Los Angeles Police Department.

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    • An Innocent Black Man Was Punched, Tasered and Arrested by Police Officers. A Jury Awarded Him $18

    • By: Kristine Guerra
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 8 mins
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    "An Innocent Black Man Was Punched, Tasered and Arrested by Police Officers. A Jury Awarded Him $18" is from the August 31, 2016 National section of The Washington Post. It was written by Kristine Guerra and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • A Convicted Killer Became the First U.S. Inmate to Get State-Funded Gender-Reassignment Surgery

    • By: Kristine Guerra
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 7 mins
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    After a lengthy legal battle, a California transgender woman became the first inmate in the United States to receive a government-funded gender-reassignment surgery.

    "A Convicted Killer Became the First U.S. Inmate to Get State-Funded Gender-Reassignment Surgery" is from the January 10, 2017 National section of The Washington Post. It was written by Kristine Guerra and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • A Woman Claims She Was Denied an Abortion While in Jail. Now She’s Suing for $1.5 Million.

    • By: Kristine Guerra
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 4 mins
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    Kei’choura Cathey found out she was pregnant in August 2015, about two weeks after she was arrested in Maury County, about 50 miles outside of Nashville. According to a complaint filed in a Tennessee federal court in late December, Maury County Sheriff Bucky Rowland told Cathey that his department would not pay to transport her to a clinic unless the abortion is medically necessary or the pregnancy is the result of rape or incest.

    "A Woman Claims She Was Denied an Abortion While in Jail. Now She’s Suing for $1.5 Million." is from the January 11, 2017 National section of The Washington Post. It was written by Kristine Guerra and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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