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    • FBI Agents Spent Decades Searching for a Mobster Wanted in a Cop Killing. Then They Found His Secret Room.

    • By: Kyle Swenson 
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 6 mins
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    When investigators picked through the tan split-level house on Maplecrest Drive, a textbook suburban street in Dartmouth, Mass., 60 miles south of Boston, they found something that wasn’t supposed to be there. Inside a closet, there was a secret door. Through the door was a small room. In the room, they found a walking cane.

    "FBI Agents Spent Decades Searching for a Mobster Wanted in a Cop Killing. Then They Found His Secret Room." is from the July 17, 2017 Morning Mix section of The Washington Post. It was written by Kyle Swenson  and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • Disappearance of Two Okla. Girls Stumped Police for 18 Years. Then They Learned About the Polaroids.

    • By: Kyle Swenson
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 8 mins
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    The accused killers kept the Polaroid photos as trophies, witnesses would later tell investigators. The frozen moments were reminders of what they had done — and useful threats to anyone who was thinking about talking.

    "Disappearance of Two Okla. Girls Stumped Police for 18 Years. Then They Learned About the Polaroids." is from the April 26, 2018 National section of The Washington Post. It was written by Kyle Swenson and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • Carrie Fisher's Gross but Supremely Satisfying Warning to a Hollywood Sexual Harasser

    • By: Kyle Swenson
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 2 mins
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    In the wake of Hollywood’s Harvey Weinstein scandal, countless women across the world have stepped forward to share their stories of sexual abuse and harassment.

    "Carrie Fisher's Gross but Supremely Satisfying Warning to a Hollywood Sexual Harasser" is from the October 17, 2017 Entertainment section of The Washington Post. It was written by Kyle Swenson and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • A Drug Cartel Put a Bounty on His Head. He Barely Escaped From a Car Trunk at the Border.

    • By: Kyle Swenson
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 7 mins
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    As the white sedan rolled through the border, officially passing from the United States into Mexico at the Naco Port of Entry in Arizona, the car’s trunk thumped open and a man struggled out.

    "A Drug Cartel Put a Bounty on His Head. He Barely Escaped From a Car Trunk at the Border." is from the November 27, 2017 National section of The Washington Post. It was written by Kyle Swenson and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • ‘Fake News. I’m Coming to Gun You All Down’: Mich. Man Accused of Making Threatening Calls to CNN

    • By: Kyle Swenson
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 4 mins
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    On Jan. 9, an operator in Atlanta manning the public contact number for CNN received a phone call. According to a federal arrest affidavit unsealed Monday, the male caller launched into a threat.

    "‘Fake News. I’m Coming to Gun You All Down’: Mich. Man Accused of Making Threatening Calls to CNN" is from the January 23, 2018 National section of The Washington Post. It was written by Kyle Swenson and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • Rebekah Mercer, the Billionaire Backer of Bannon and Trump, Chooses Sides

    • By: Kyle Swenson
    • Narrated by: Jenny Hoops
    • Length: 8 mins
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    The security guards were done up as Hell’s Angels. Kellyanne Conway was wearing a Superwoman suit. And as then-President-elect Donald Trump slipped out of an SUV onto the grounds of a Long Island estate in December 2016, a gaudy “Villains and Heroes”-themed costume party swirling around him, the press pool reportedly asked the next president who he was dressed as.

    "Rebekah Mercer, the Billionaire Backer of Bannon and Trump, Chooses Sides" is from the January 05, 2018 National section of The Washington Post. It was written by Kyle Swenson and narrated by Jenny Hoops.

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    • Suspects in Five Killings Reportedly Linked to Macabre Neo-Nazi Group

    • By: Kyle Swenson
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 5 mins
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    Earlier this month, when the body of California college student Blaze Bernstein was pulled from the loose dirt of a public park in the Orange County foothills, questions swirled about a motive. He was stabbed 20 times.

    "Suspects in Five Killings Reportedly Linked to Macabre Neo-Nazi Group" is from the January 29, 2018 National section of The Washington Post. It was written by Kyle Swenson and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • 'We'll Never Be the Same': How a Hydroponic Tomato Garden Inspired Cops to Raid a Family's Home

    • By: Kyle Swenson
    • Narrated by: Kristi Burns
    • Length: 12 mins
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    His 7:20 a.m. alarm had just yanked him awake. Got to get the kids — a boy in seventh grade, a girl in kindergarten — ready for school. Then he heard, like a starter’s pistol setting everything into motion, the first pounding on the front door of his home in Leawood, Kan., a bedroom suburb south of Kansas City. It was thunderous. It didn’t stop. Should I get up? Bob thought. Should I not? Sounded like the house was coming down, he would recall later.

    "'We'll Never Be the Same': How a Hydroponic Tomato Garden Inspired Cops to Raid a Family's Home" is from the July 28, 2017 Morning Mix section of The Washington Post. It was written by Kyle Swenson and narrated by Kristi Burns.

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    • Missouri Prosecutors: Brutal Murder of Transgender Teen Is Not a Hate Crime

    • By: Kyle Swenson
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 3 mins
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    Last week, authorities charged the trailer’s owner, Briana Calderas, 24, and two others, Andrew Vrba and Isis Schauer, both 18, in connection with Steinfeld’s death. A fourth person, James Grigsby, 25, faces felony counts of abandonment of a corpse and tampering with physical evidence.

    "Missouri Prosecutors: Brutal Murder of Transgender Teen Is Not a Hate Crime" is from the September 28, 2017 National section of The Washington Post. It was written by Kyle Swenson and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • He Was Ireland's Top Sportswriter. Then His Daughter Saw the Texts on His Old Cellphone.

    • By: Kyle Swenson
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
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    Tom Humphries was once a towering don of the Irish sports pages, firing off his workingman takes on the pitch and field in the Irish Times.

    "He Was Ireland's Top Sportswriter. Then His Daughter Saw the Texts on His Old Cellphone." is from the October 26, 2017 World section of The Washington Post. It was written by Kyle Swenson and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • She Said She Killed Her Son and Hid Him in a Manure Pile. the Truth Is More Sinister, Police Say.

    • By: Kyle Swenson
    • Narrated by: Jenny Hoops
    • Length: 8 mins
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    It was all about the land.

    "She Said She Killed Her Son and Hid Him in a Manure Pile. the Truth Is More Sinister, Police Say." is from the March 09, 2018 National section of The Washington Post. It was written by Kyle Swenson and narrated by Jenny Hoops.

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    • Black-Clad Antifa Members Attack Peaceful Right-Wing Demonstrators in Berkeley

    • By: Kyle Swenson 
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 5 mins
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    Their faces hidden behind black bandannas and hoodies, about 100 anarchists and antifa— “anti-fascist” — members barreled into a protest Sunday afternoon in Berkeley’s Martin Luther King Jr. Civic Center Park.

    "Black-Clad Antifa Members Attack Peaceful Right-Wing Demonstrators in Berkeley" is from the August 28, 2017 Morning Mix section of The Washington Post. It was written by Kyle Swenson  and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • Deadly 'Rampage' Breaks out After India's 'Guru of Bling' Is Convicted of Raping Two Followers

    • By: Kyle Swenson
    • Narrated by: Jenny Hoops
    • Length: 6 mins
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    All week, followers of the Dera Sacha Sauda religious sect converged on the city of Panchkula, where a court on Friday found Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh guilty of raping two followers, according to news reports. Police put the town on a security lockdown, the Associated Press reported.

    "Deadly 'Rampage' Breaks out After India's 'Guru of Bling' Is Convicted of Raping Two Followers" is from the August 25, 2017 Morning Mix section of The Washington Post. It was written by Kyle Swenson and narrated by Jenny Hoops.

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    • Ohio Firefighter: 'One Dog Is More Important Than a Million' African Americans

    • By: Kyle Swenson
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 2 mins
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    An Ohio firefighter appears to have put his job in jeopardy by posting offensive comments to Facebook.

    "Ohio Firefighter: 'One Dog Is More Important Than a Million' African Americans" is from the September 19, 2017 National section of The Washington Post. It was written by Kyle Swenson and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • The Antifa Apocalypse Is Coming This Weekend, If You Believe the Hype

    • By: Kyle Swenson
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 6 mins
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    For anyone logging time on the far right corners of the Internet, this coming Saturday is not just another autumn weekend but the potential start date of an apocalyptic showdown.

    "The Antifa Apocalypse Is Coming This Weekend, If You Believe the Hype" is from the November 01, 2017 National section of The Washington Post. It was written by Kyle Swenson and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • Woody Allen Warns of 'Witch Hunt Atmosphere' Following Harvey Weinstein Scandal

    • By: Kyle Swenson
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 3 mins
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    If there was one Hollywood celebrity who perhaps should have stayed on the sidelines of the Harvey Weinstein scandal, it was Woody Allen.

    "Woody Allen Warns of 'Witch Hunt Atmosphere' Following Harvey Weinstein Scandal" is from the October 16, 2017 Entertainment section of The Washington Post. It was written by Kyle Swenson and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • Police Crack Mystery of Bullet out of Nowhere That Killed an Everglades Fisherman

    • By: Kyle Swenson
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 4 mins
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    Lawrence Ramdass was snug in his happy place, tossing a fishing net into the muddy water and surrounded by family, when bullets started ripping his way.

    "Police Crack Mystery of Bullet out of Nowhere That Killed an Everglades Fisherman" is from the October 18, 2017 U.S. section of The Washington Post. It was written by Kyle Swenson and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • What's With World Leaders Giving Vladimir Putin Puppies as Gifts?

    • By: Kyle Swenson
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 4 mins
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    On Wednesday in Sochi, Russian President Vladimir Putin sat down with his counterpart from Turkmenistan, Gurbanguly Berdymukhammedov. An unresolved issue stands between the two nations: Russia was once the main buyer of the former Soviet state’s ample natural gas reserves. Last year, however, a pricing dispute killed the business. Berdymukhammedov now hopes to mend the relationship.

    "What's With World Leaders Giving Vladimir Putin Puppies as Gifts?" is from the October 12, 2017 World section of The Washington Post. It was written by Kyle Swenson and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • Harold Bornstein: Exiled from Trumpland, Doctor Now ‘Frightened and Sad’

    • By: Kyle Swenson
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 6 mins
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    They came knocking because of loose talk about the president’s hair.

    "Harold Bornstein: Exiled from Trumpland, Doctor Now ‘Frightened and Sad’" is from the May 02, 2018 National section of The Washington Post. It was written by Kyle Swenson and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • Trump ‘Did Not Want Sprinkler Protections’ in His Fifth Avenue High-Rise, Former Safety Official Says

    • By: Michelle Ye Hee Lee, Kyle Swenson
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 6 mins
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    Donald Trump in the late 1990s helped lobby New York City officials to drop a proposal to require expensive fire sprinklers in older apartment buildings, including his Fifth Avenue condominiums at Trump Tower, according to a safety expert involved in the debate.

    "Trump ‘Did Not Want Sprinkler Protections’ in His Fifth Avenue High-Rise, Former Safety Official Says" is from the April 09, 2018 Politics section of The Washington Post. It was written by Michelle Ye Hee Lee and Kyle Swenson and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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