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    • Authorities Used DNA, Genealogy Website, to Track down ‘Golden State Killer’ Suspect Decades After Crimes

    • By: Mark Berman, Justin Jouvenal, Avi Selk
    • Narrated by: Jenny Hoops
    • Length: 10 mins
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    The “Golden State Killer” was meticulous at his crime scenes over the course of a decade and in several cities, leaving scant evidence for police. There were no fingerprints. Few saw his face. And what he did leave — his DNA — was, at the time, not useful to police.

    "Authorities Used DNA, Genealogy Website, to Track down ‘Golden State Killer’ Suspect Decades After Crimes" is from the April 26, 2018 National section of The Washington Post. It was written by Mark Berman, Justin Jouvenal and Avi Selk and narrated by Jenny Hoops.

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    • Chemicals Ignite at Flooded Plant in Texas as Harvey's Devastation Lingers

    • By: Alex Horton, Mark Berman
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 11 mins
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    The remnants of Hurricane Harvey carried its wrath up the Mississippi Delta on Thursday, but not before hammering the Gulf Coast with more punishing cloudbursts and growing threats that included reports of “pops” and “chemical reactions” at a crippled chemical plant and the collapse of the drinking water system in a Texas city.

    "Chemicals Ignite at Flooded Plant in Texas as Harvey's Devastation Lingers" is from the August 31, 2017 Post Nation section of The Washington Post. It was written by Alex Horton and Mark Berman and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • After Stormy Daniels Tells Her Story on ‘60 Minutes,’ Trump Associate Denies Account of Threats

    • By: Mark Berman, Frances Stead Sellers
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 6 mins
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    Stormy Daniels, the adult-film star who alleges she had an affair with Donald Trump a decade before he was elected president, has told her story. Now an attorney for Trump is accusing her of making up a key detail.

    "After Stormy Daniels Tells Her Story on ‘60 Minutes,’ Trump Associate Denies Account of Threats" is from the March 26, 2018 Politics section of The Washington Post. It was written by Mark Berman and Frances Stead Sellers and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • Chicago Police Officer Jason Van Dyke Convicted of Second-Degree Murder for Killing Laquan McDonald

    • By: Mark Guarino, Mark Berman
    • Narrated by: Jenny Hoops
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    Jason Van Dyke, a white Chicago police officer, was found guilty of second-degree murder on Friday, nearly four years after he shot and killed Laquan McDonald, a black 17-year-old holding a knife.

    "Chicago Police Officer Jason Van Dyke Convicted of Second-Degree Murder for Killing Laquan McDonald" is from the October 05, 2018 National section of The Washington Post. It was written by Mark Guarino and Mark Berman and narrated by Jenny Hoops.

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    • Jesse Jackson Says He Has Been Diagnosed With Parkinson's Disease

    • By: Mark Berman
    • Narrated by: Jenny Hoops
    • Length: 3 mins
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    The Rev. Jesse L. Jackson, the civil rights leader and former presidential candidate, announced Friday that he has Parkinson’s disease. Jackson, 76, said he had found it “increasingly difficult to perform routine tasks” and get around in recent years. After initially resisting due to his work, Jackson said, he relented and sought medical testing.

    "Jesse Jackson Says He Has Been Diagnosed With Parkinson's Disease" is from the November 17, 2017 National section of The Washington Post. It was written by Mark Berman and narrated by Jenny Hoops.

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    • 7 Officers Shot, 1 Fatally, After Attempt to Serve Warrant in South Carolina

    • By: Eli Rosenberg, Mark Berman
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 2 mins
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    Seven law enforcement officers were shot — one of them fatally — when a suspect opened fire on deputies attempting to serve a search warrant at a house in South Carolina on Wednesday, authorities said.

    "7 Officers Shot, 1 Fatally, After Attempt to Serve Warrant in South Carolina" is from the October 04, 2018 National section of The Washington Post. It was written by Eli Rosenberg and Mark Berman and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • Harvey Weinstein Charged with Rape and Other Abuse Charges in Sexual Assault Cases

    • By: Abby Ohlheiser, Elahe Izadi, Mark Berman
    • Narrated by: Jenny Hoops
    • Length: 5 mins
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    Harvey Weinstein was arrested and charged with rape and other abuse charges Friday, months after allegations of sexual violence and harassment toppled the once-powerful Hollywood mogul.

    "Harvey Weinstein Charged with Rape and Other Abuse Charges in Sexual Assault Cases" is from the May 25, 2018 Arts and Entertainment section of The Washington Post. It was written by Abby Ohlheiser, Elahe Izadi and Mark Berman and narrated by Jenny Hoops.

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    • NRA Goes on the Offensive After Parkland Shooting, Assailing Media and Calling for More Armed School Security

    • By: Mark Berman, David Weigel
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 5 mins
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    After a week of media silence following the school shooting in Florida, the National Rifle Association went on the offensive in its first public response to the massacre, pushing back against law enforcement officials, the media, gun-control advocates and the teenage survivors of the massacre who have pleaded for stricter gun laws.

    "NRA Goes on the Offensive After Parkland Shooting, Assailing Media and Calling for More Armed School Security" is from the February 22, 2018 National section of The Washington Post. It was written by Mark Berman, David Weigel and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • Former HHS Secretary Tom Price’s Air Travel Wasted $341,000 in Government Funds, Watchdog Says

    • By: Mark Berman, Amy Goldstein
    • Narrated by: Jenny Hoops
    • Length: 9 mins
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    Former Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price repeatedly failed to follow federal requirements during his travels while in office, wasting hundreds of thousands of dollars in government funds, according to the internal watchdog of the department he once led.

    "Former HHS Secretary Tom Price’s Air Travel Wasted $341,000 in Government Funds, Watchdog Says" is from the July 13, 2018 National section of The Washington Post. It was written by Mark Berman and Amy Goldstein and narrated by Jenny Hoops.

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    • Tennessee Executes Killer with Controversial Drugs That Sotomayor Said Could Inflict ‘Torturous Pain’

    • By: Deanna Paul, Mark Berman
    • Narrated by: Jenny Hoops
    • Length: 7 mins
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    Tennessee executed Billy Ray Irick on Thursday night, after the U.S. Supreme Court denied a final request to stay his execution. Convicted of the 1985 rape and murder of 7-year-old Paula Dyer, Irick is the state’s first inmate to be put to death since 2009. He was also the first to receive Tennessee’s controversial new three-drug cocktail.

    "Tennessee Executes Killer with Controversial Drugs That Sotomayor Said Could Inflict ‘Torturous Pain’" is from the August 10, 2018 National section of The Washington Post. It was written by Deanna Paul and Mark Berman and narrated by Jenny Hoops.

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    • Nebraska Becomes the First State to Use Fentanyl in an Execution

    • By: Mark Berman
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 8 mins
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    Authorities in Nebraska used the powerful opioid fentanyl to carry out a death sentence on Tuesday, an unprecedented move that came as the state — which just three years ago briefly abolished capital punishment — completed a remarkable reversal and resumed executions for the first time in nearly a generation.

    "Nebraska Becomes the First State to Use Fentanyl in an Execution" is from the August 14, 2018 National section of The Washington Post. It was written by Mark Berman and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • ‘Good Guys with Guns’

    • By: Frances Stead Sellers, Mark Berman
    • Narrated by: Jenny Hoops
    • Length: 15 mins
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    Juan Carlos Nazario was sitting on a lakeside bench waiting to play soccer when he heard the staccato popping of gunshots outside Louie’s On the Lake, a popular waterfront grill and pub. He ran to his car to get his gun and moved toward the sounds.

    "‘Good Guys with Guns’" is from the July 13, 2018 National section of The Washington Post. It was written by Frances Stead Sellers and Mark Berman and narrated by Jenny Hoops.

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    • Austin Bomber Was Frustrated with His Life, Authorities Say

    • By: Eva Ruth Moravec, Tim Craig, Scott Wilson, and others
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 7 mins
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    PFLUGERVILLE, Tex. — He worked with his dad around their modest yellow house on Second Street, fixing up a newly purchased home in an old-fashioned, close-knit neighborhood — the kind of place where residents check in on one another.

    "Austin Bomber Was Frustrated with His Life, Authorities Say" is from the March 21, 2018 National section of The Washington Post. It was written by Eva Ruth Moravec, Tim Craig, Scott Wilson, Mark Berman and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • The FBI Said It Failed to Act on a Tip Warning of the Suspected Florida School Shooter's Potential for Violence

    • By: Mark Berman, Matt Zapotosky
    • Narrated by: Jenny Hoops
    • Length: 12 mins
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    The FBI said Friday that more than a month before the shooting rampage at a South Florida high school, the bureau received a warning that the 19-year-old charged in the massacre might carry out an attack at a school — but then investigators failed to act on it.

    "The FBI Said It Failed to Act on a Tip Warning of the Suspected Florida School Shooter's Potential for Violence" is from the February 16, 2018 National section of The Washington Post. It was written by Mark Berman, Matt Zapotosky and narrated by Jenny Hoops.

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    • Package Bound for Austin Explodes at Texas FedEx Facility, Second Explosive Device Found, Police Say

    • By: Eva Ruth Moravec, Mark Berman, Meagan Flynn, and others
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 7 mins
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    SCHERTZ, Tex. — A package believed to be bound for Austin exploded early Tuesday morning at a FedEx facility about an hour south of the Texas capital, while a second device that had not detonated was found in the same location, officials said.

    "Package Bound for Austin Explodes at Texas FedEx Facility, Second Explosive Device Found, Police Say" is from the March 20, 2018 National section of The Washington Post. It was written by Eva Ruth Moravec, Mark Berman, Meagan Flynn and Devlin Barrett and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • After Fourth Austin Explosion, Police Warn of Sophisticated ‘Serial Bomber’

    • By: Eva Ruth Moravec, Mark Berman, Meagan Flynn
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 7 mins
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    AUSTIN — Anxious Texans huddled inside their homes Monday as investigators searched for answers behind what police called a sophisticated “serial bomber” terrorizing this city with a string of explosive devices this month.

    "After Fourth Austin Explosion, Police Warn of Sophisticated ‘Serial Bomber’" is from the March 19, 2018 National section of The Washington Post. It was written by Eva Ruth Moravec, Mark Berman and Meagan Flynn and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • Prosecutors Will Seek Death Penalty for Nikolas Cruz, Parkland Shooting Suspect

    • By: Mark Berman
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 3 mins
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    Prosecutors in Broward County, Fla., said Tuesday they would seek a death sentence for Nikolas Cruz, the 19-year-old charged with the shooting rampage at a Parkland high school last month.

    "Prosecutors Will Seek Death Penalty for Nikolas Cruz, Parkland Shooting Suspect" is from the March 13, 2018 National section of The Washington Post. It was written by Mark Berman and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • Trump Pardons Oregon Cattle Ranchers in Case That Sparked 41-Day Occupation of National Wildlife Refuge

    • By: John Wagner, Juliet Eilperin, Mark Berman
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 8 mins
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    President Trump on Tuesday pardoned father-and-son cattle ranchers in southeastern Oregon who were sentenced to serve prison time on two separate occasions for the same charges of arson on public lands, a move their supporters hailed as a shift in how the federal government approaches the West.

    "Trump Pardons Oregon Cattle Ranchers in Case That Sparked 41-Day Occupation of National Wildlife Refuge" is from the July 10, 2018 Politics section of The Washington Post. It was written by John Wagner, Juliet Eilperin and Mark Berman 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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    • Austin Bombing Suspect Mark Conditt Dies After Blowing Himself Up, Police Say

    • By: Kristine Phillips, Mark Berman, Meagan Flynn, and others
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 10 mins
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    ROUND ROCK, Tex. — The suspected serial bomber who terrorized Austin with a string of exploding packages died early Wednesday after detonating an explosive device in his vehicle as police closed in on him, authorities said.

    "Austin Bombing Suspect Mark Conditt Dies After Blowing Himself Up, Police Say" is from the March 21, 2018 National section of The Washington Post. It was written by Kristine Phillips, Mark Berman, Meagan Flynn, Eva Ruth Moravec and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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