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    • Supreme Court’s Conservative Justices Appear to Back Trump’s Authority for Travel Ban

    • By: Robert Barnes, Ann E. Marimow, Matt Zapotosky
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 6 mins
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    The conservative majority on the Supreme Court seemed to agree Wednesday that President Trump has the authority to ban travelers from certain majority-Muslim countries if he thinks that it is necessary to protect the country.

    "Supreme Court’s Conservative Justices Appear to Back Trump’s Authority for Travel Ban" is from the April 25, 2018 Politics section of The Washington Post. It was written by Robert Barnes, Ann E. Marimow and Matt Zapotosky and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • Judge in Manafort Trial Concedes Mistake After Berating Mueller’s Prosecutors

    • By: Rachel Weiner, Matt Zapotosky, Lynh Bui, and others
    • Narrated by: Jenny Hoops
    • Length: 5 mins
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    The judge overseeing Paul Manafort’s trial, who has berated prosecutors daily for perceived missteps and slights, told the jury Thursday to ignore one of his outbursts, saying he was “probably wrong.”

    "Judge in Manafort Trial Concedes Mistake After Berating Mueller’s Prosecutors" is from the August 09, 2018 Politics section of The Washington Post. It was written by Rachel Weiner, Matt Zapotosky, Lynh Bui and Devlin Barrett and narrated by Jenny Hoops.

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    • House Intelligence Committee Republicans Release Final Russia Report

    • By: Karoun Demirjian, Greg Miller, Devlin Barrett, and others
    • Narrated by: Jenny Hoops
    • Length: 10 mins
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    House Intelligence Committee Republicans released a redacted version of their final report from a year-long probe into Russia’s “multifaceted” influence operation, generally clearing President Trump and his associates of wrongdoing while accusing the intelligence community and the FBI of failures in how they assessed and responded to the Kremlin’s interference in the 2016 election.

    "House Intelligence Committee Republicans Release Final Russia Report" is from the April 27, 2018 Politics section of The Washington Post. It was written by Karoun Demirjian, Greg Miller, Devlin Barrett, Rosalind S. Helderman and Matt Zapotosky and narrated by Jenny Hoops.

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    • Unlike Petraeus and Others, Clinton's Case Lacked Malicious Intent or Other Nefarious Elements

    • By: Matt Zapotosky
    • Narrated by: Caroline Miller
    • Length: 4 mins
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    "Unlike Petraeus and Others, Clinton's Case Lacked Malicious Intent or Other Nefarious Elements" is from the July 6, 2016 Politics section of The Washington Post. It was written by Matt Zapotosky and narrated by Jenny Hoops.

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    • The FBI Paid More Than $1 Million to Crack the San Bernardino iPhone

    • By: Mark Berman, Matt Zapotosky
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 3 mins
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    "The FBI Paid More Than $1 Million to Crack the San Bernardino iPhone" is from the April 21, 2016 National section of The Washington Post. It was written by Mark Berman and Matt Zapotosky and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • Trump Issues Pardon to Scooter Libby, Former Chief of Staff to Vice President Cheney

    • By: John Wagner, Matt Zapotosky, Joshua Dawsey
    • Narrated by: Jenny Hoops
    • Length: 4 mins
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    President Trump on Friday issued a pardon to Lewis “Scooter” Libby, a former chief of staff to Vice President Richard B. Cheney who was convicted of perjury and obstruction of justice in connection with the leak of a CIA officer’s identity.

    "Trump Issues Pardon to Scooter Libby, Former Chief of Staff to Vice President Cheney" is from the January 00, 1900 Politics section of The Washington Post. It was written by John Wagner, Matt Zapotosky and Joshua Dawsey and narrated by Jenny Hoops.

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    • NSA Contractor Arrested for Stealing Top Secret Data

    • By: Matt Zapotosky, Ellen Nakashima
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 4 mins
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    A federal contractor suspected of leaking powerful National Security Agency hacking tools has been arrested and charged with stealing classified information from the U.S. government, according to court records and a law enforcement official familiar with the case.

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    • Former Illinois Congressman with 'Downton Abbey' Office Is Indicted

    • By: Matt Zapotosky
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 4 mins
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    The former Illinois congressman whose Capitol Hill office was decorated in the style of the TV show “Downton Abbey,” and whose six-pack abs landed him on the cover of Men’s Health, was indicted Thursday on charges that he misspent government and campaign money for his personal benefit.

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    • Comey Says Trump ‘Morally Unfit to Be President,’ Possibly Susceptible to Russian Blackmail

    • By: Matt Zapotosky, Devlin Barrett
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 9 mins
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    Former FBI director James B. Comey said in his first televised interview since being fired that he believed Donald Trump was “morally unfit to be president” and that it was “possible” that the Russians had material that could be used to blackmail him.

    "Comey Says Trump ‘Morally Unfit to Be President,’ Possibly Susceptible to Russian Blackmail" is from the April 15, 2018 National section of The Washington Post. It was written by Matt Zapotosky, Devlin Barrett and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • Jeff Sessions's War on Drugs Has Medical Marijuana Advocates Worried

    • By: John Wagner, Matt Zapotosky
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 6 mins
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    A little-noticed document issued by President Trump has put advocates of medical marijuana on edge, raising questions about the long-term security of programs now authorized in 29 states and the District that have broad public backing.

    " Jeff Sessions's War on Drugs Has Medical Marijuana Advocates Worried " is from the May 15, 2017 Politics section of The Washington Post. It was written by John Wagner and Matt Zapotosky and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • Civil Rights Prosecutors Recommend Charges in Death of Eric Garner

    • By: Matt Zapotosky
    • Narrated by: Jenny Hoops
    • Length: 4 mins
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    Career civil rights prosecutors have again recommended pursuing charges against the officer involved in the death of Eric Garner, whose videotaped takedown by New York City police officers sparked a national outcry, though it remains uncertain if a case will be approved at the highest levels of the Justice Department, a person familiar with the matter said.

    "Civil Rights Prosecutors Recommend Charges in Death of Eric Garner" is from the April 20, 2018 National section of The Washington Post. It was written by Matt Zapotosky and narrated by Jenny Hoops.

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    • What We Know about the Suspected Shooter in Dallas

    • By: Matt Zapotosky, Thomas Gibbons-Neff
    • Narrated by: Jill Melancon
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    "What We Know about the Suspected Shooter in Dallas" is from the July 08, 2016, National section of The Washington Post. It was written by Matt Zapotosky and Thomas Gibbons-Neff and narrated by Jill Melancon.

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    • FBI Releases Hillary Clinton Email Investigation Documents

    • By: Matt Zapotosky, Rosalind S. Helderman
    • Narrated by: Jill Melancon
    • Length: 6 mins
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    "FBI Releases Hillary Clinton Email Investigation Documents" is from the September 02, 2016 Politics section of The Washington Post. It was written by Matt Zapotosky and Rosalind S. Helderman and narrated by Jill Melancon.

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    • In Obama Administration's Waning Days, a Push to Cement Legacy of Police Reform

    • By: Matt Zapotosky, Wesley Lowery, Mark Berman
    • Narrated by: Jenny Hoops
    • Length: 8 mins
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    The Justice Department is pushing in the waning days of the Obama administration to cement major police reform agreements in Baltimore and Chicago, mindful that President-elect Donald Trump and his chosen attorney general are far less likely to impose change on local law enforcement when they take over.

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    • Jared Kushner Now a Focus in Russia Investigation

    • By: Matt Zapotosky, Sari Horwitz, Devlin Barrett, and others
    • Narrated by: Jill Melancon
    • Length: 6 mins
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    Investigators are focusing on a series of meetings held by Jared Kushner, President Trump’s son-in-law and an influential White House adviser, as part of their probe into Russian meddling in the 2016 election and related matters, according to people familiar with the investigation.

    "Jared Kushner Now a Focus in Russia Investigation" is from the May 25, 2017 Politics section of The Washington Post. It was written by Matt Zapotosky, Sari Horwitz, Devlin Barrett and Adam Entous and narrated by Jill Melancon.

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    • Inspector General Blasts Comey and Also Says Others at FBI Showed ‘Willingness to Take Official Action’ to Hurt Trump

    • By: Devlin Barrett, Karoun Demirjian, John Wagner, and others
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 12 mins
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    The Justice Department inspector general on Thursday castigated former FBI Director James B. Comey for his actions during the Hillary Clinton email investigation and found that other senior bureau officials showed a “willingness to take official action” to prevent Donald Trump from becoming president.

    "Inspector General Blasts Comey and Also Says Others at FBI Showed ‘Willingness to Take Official Action’ to Hurt Trump" is from the June 14, 2018 National section of The Washington Post. It was written by Devlin Barrett, Karoun Demirjian, John Wagner and Matt Zapotosky and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • Post-ABC Poll: Most Americans Approve of Trump-Russia Probe, and Nearly Half Think Trump Committed a Crime

    • By: Emily Guskin, Matt Zapotosky
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 5 mins
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    More than twice as many Americans approve as disapprove of special counsel Robert S. Mueller III’s investigation of possible coordination between Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign and the Russian government, a new Washington Post-ABC News poll finds, indicating that the conservative effort to discredit the probe has fallen flat as the case has progressed toward its first public charges.

    "Post-ABC Poll: Most Americans Approve of Trump-Russia Probe, and Nearly Half Think Trump Committed a Crime" is from the November 02, 2017 Politics section of The Washington Post. It was written by Emily Guskin and Matt Zapotosky and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • Sessions Tells Lawmakers He Will Not Discuss His Conversations With Trump on Comey Firing

    • By: Matt Zapotosky, Sari Horwitz, Devlin Barrett
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 8 mins
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    Attorney General Jeff Sessions rebuffed repeated requests from Democratic lawmakers to detail his conversations with President Trump on the firing of former FBI Director James B. Comey at a contentious oversight hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee Wednesday.

    "Sessions Tells Lawmakers He Will Not Discuss His Conversations With Trump on Comey Firing" is from the October 18, 2017 U.S. section of The Washington Post. It was written by Matt Zapotosky, Sari Horwitz and Devlin Barrett and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • Justice Officials Warned FBI That Comey's Decision to Update Congress Was Not Consistent with Department Policy

    • By: Sari Horwitz, Tom Hamburger, Ellen Nakashima, and others
    • Narrated by: Jill Melancon
    • Length: 11 mins
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    Senior Justice Department officials warned the FBI that Director James B. Comey's decision to notify Congress about renewing the investigation into Hillary Clinton's private email server was not consistent with long-standing practices of the department, according to officials familiar with the discussions.

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    • Trump Says He’ll Issue a New Executive Order on Immigration by Next Week

    • By: Matt Zapotosky
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 4 mins
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    President Trump said Thursday that he will issue a new executive order on immigration by next week, and Justice Department lawyers asked a federal appeals court to hold off on taking action in the legal battle over his initial travel ban until that order is in place.

    "Trump Says He’ll Issue a New Executive Order on Immigration by Next Week" is from the February 16, 2017 Politics section of The Washington Post. It was written by Matt Zapotosky and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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