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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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    • 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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    • 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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    • 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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    • 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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    • XXXTentacion: The Nasty, Brutish and Short Life of the Chart-Topping Rapper Killed Monday

    • By: Kyle Swenson
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 7 mins
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    Jahseh Dwayne Onfroy was small — he reportedly barely tipped 125 pounds on a scale — but he led with his fists. Violence radiated off him.

    "XXXTentacion: The Nasty, Brutish and Short Life of the Chart-Topping Rapper Killed Monday" is from the June 19, 2018 National section of The Washington Post. It was written by Kyle Swenson and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • A Car Crash Killed a Newlywed in 1973. Now Police Say She Was Murdered — by the Groom.

    • By: Kyle Swenson
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 7 mins
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    The driver was in the front seat cradling his bride’s motionless head when police arrived. The clock was slinking toward midnight on Sept. 14, 1973. A 1972 Pinto Wagon had plowed into a field running parallel to the empty stretch of road in Barrington Hills, Ill., about 40 miles northwest of Chicago. The rookie officer on the scene — Christopher Bish — had never handled a fatality before.

    "A Car Crash Killed a Newlywed in 1973. Now Police Say She Was Murdered — by the Groom." is from the June 28, 2018 National section of The Washington Post. It was written by Kyle Swenson and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • Feds Say Self-Help Guru Coerced Followers into Sex, Had Them Branded with a Cauterizing Pen

    • By: Kyle Swenson
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 7 mins
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    Authorities caught up with the alleged fugitive self-help guru behind the walls of a luxury gated community near Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.The villas inside, according to court documents filed this week, had a price tag of up to $10,000 a week, not a place to expect a man who claimed for years he was penniless and didn’t even have a driver’s license.

    "Feds Say Self-Help Guru Coerced Followers into Sex, Had Them Branded with a Cauterizing Pen" is from the March 27, 2018 National section of The Washington Post. It was written by Kyle Swenson and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • His Wife Said He Died Falling down the Stairs. Police Say She Poisoned Him — with Eye Drops.

    • By: Kyle Swenson
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 5 mins
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    The house sits on an exclusive thumb of land dangling into Lake Wylie on South Carolina’s northeastern edge. Setting out from the nearby shore in a boat pointed east, it wouldn’t take you long to splash over the state line into North Carolina.

    "His Wife Said He Died Falling down the Stairs. Police Say She Poisoned Him — with Eye Drops." is from the September 05, 2018 National section of The Washington Post. It was written by Kyle Swenson and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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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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    • 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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    • Jacksonville Shooting Suspect: A Serious Player in the High-Pressure, Big-Money World of Competitive Gaming

    • By: Kyle Swenson, Antonia Noori Farzan
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 10 mins
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    With the final seconds draining away on the game clock, “Bread” pulls off a big finish.

    "Jacksonville Shooting Suspect: A Serious Player in the High-Pressure, Big-Money World of Competitive Gaming" is from the August 27, 2018 National section of The Washington Post. It was written by Kyle Swenson, Antonia Noori Farzan and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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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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    • ‘Womp Womp’: Corey Lewandowski Mocks Story of Child with down Syndrome Separated from Parents

    • By: Kyle Swenson, Amy B Wang
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 3 mins
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    As the country’s blood pressure continues to rise over the separation of migrant children from their parents at the border, tempers flared Tuesday night on Fox News.

    "‘Womp Womp’: Corey Lewandowski Mocks Story of Child with down Syndrome Separated from Parents" is from the June 20, 2018 National section of The Washington Post. It was written by Kyle Swenson and Amy B Wang and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • He Told Police His Wife Overdosed. The Shallow Grave Told a Darker Story.

    • By: Kyle Swenson
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 6 mins
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    The grave was shallow but still prepared with a strange kind of attentiveness.

    "He Told Police His Wife Overdosed. The Shallow Grave Told a Darker Story." is from the April 10, 2018 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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    • 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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    • Undercover Cops Grabbed a DJ’s Chewing Gum. It Helped Crack a Teacher’s 1992 Murder, Police Say.

    • By: Kyle Swenson
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 8 mins
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    It’s Monday morning, four days shy of Christmas, and she’s getting the gifts ready.

    "Undercover Cops Grabbed a DJ’s Chewing Gum. It Helped Crack a Teacher’s 1992 Murder, Police Say." is from the June 26, 2018 National section of The Washington Post. It was written by Kyle Swenson and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • He Took His Family to Lunch, Left the Table and Rammed Them with His Car, Killing Two, Police Say

    • By: Kyle Swenson
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 3 mins
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    The Sunday lunch rush was underway at the Surf and Turf Lodge in Bessemer City, N.C., a restaurant about 30 miles west of Charlotte. Inside the rustic eatery with wooden plank walls, Roger Self, a former police officer turned private investigator, was eating appetizers with his family. Around noon, the 62-year-old got up from the table. The family thought he was going to the restroom, the Gaston Gazette later reported.

    "He Took His Family to Lunch, Left the Table and Rammed Them with His Car, Killing Two, Police Say" is from the May 21, 2018 National section of The Washington Post. It was written by Kyle Swenson and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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