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    • Nobody Wanted John Grisham's First Novel — but Now It's Buried Treasure

    • By: Michael S. Rosenwald
    • Narrated by: Mia Gaskin
    • Length: 5 mins
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    That might sound puzzling, given that Grisham has sold more than 300 million copies of his thrillers. But in the rare-edition room at Lemuria Books in Jackson, Miss., there’s Grisham’s first novel, “A Time to Kill,” written when he was still working as a small-town lawyer. The print run was 5,000 copies. Every expense was spared.

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    • From Lincoln's Era to Trump's: The Paranoid History of Loyalty Oaths

    • By:  Michael S. Rosenwald
    • Narrated by: Jenny Hoops
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    It was 1955 — decades before President Trump allegedly sought a loyalty pledge from his soon-to-be-fired FBI director — when political philosopher Howard B. White took on the fraught subject of loyalty oaths in the spring issue of the journal Social Research.

    "From Lincoln's Era to Trump's: The Paranoid History of Loyalty Oaths" is from the June 09, 2017 Retropolis section of The Washington Post. It was written by  Michael S. Rosenwald and narrated by Jenny Hoops.

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    • The Disturbing History of Cat Abuse: Public Hangings, Pipe Beatings and 'the Great Cat Massacre'

    • By: Michael S. Rosenwald 
    • Narrated by: Jenny Hoops
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    The recent DNA study making headlines about the “worldwide conquest” of cats — a migration that included cruising on Viking ships, probably without an all-inclusive drinks package — was exhaustive and fascinating, but ultimately insulting to cats.

    "The Disturbing History of Cat Abuse: Public Hangings, Pipe Beatings and 'the Great Cat Massacre'" is from the June 23, 2017 Retropolis section of The Washington Post. It was written by Michael S. Rosenwald  and narrated by Jenny Hoops.

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    • 'Great God, He Is Alive!' The First Man Executed by Electric Chair Died Slower Than Thomas Edison Expected.

    • By: Michael S. Rosenwald
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
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    To understand the gruesome history of the death penalty, it is essential to comprehend how badly inventor Thomas Edison wanted to zap his nemesis George Westinghouse.

    "'Great God, He Is Alive!' The First Man Executed by Electric Chair Died Slower Than Thomas Edison Expected." is from the April 28, 2017 Retropolis section of The Washington Post. It was written by Michael S. Rosenwald and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • The Secret Deal the Associated Press Made With the Nazis During WWII

    • By: Michael S. Rosenwald
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 7 mins
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    At the height of World War II, the Associated Press made secret arrangements with an SS officer to obtain pictures taken by Nazi photographers that were distributed to American newspapers — a deal authorized by senior U.S. officials.

    "The Secret Deal the Associated Press Made With the Nazis During WWII" is from the May 10, 2017 True Crime section of The Washington Post. It was written by Michael S. Rosenwald and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • How Millions of Kids Are Being Shaped by Know-It-All Voice Assistants

    • By: Michael S. Rosenwald
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 8 mins
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    In just two years, the promise of the technology has already exceeded the marketing come-ons. The disabled are using voice assistants to control their homes, order groceries and listen to books. Caregivers to the elderly say the devices help with dementia, reminding users what day it is or when to take medicine.

    "How Millions of Kids Are Being Shaped by Know-It-All Voice Assistants" is from the March 02, 2017 Tech section of The Washington Post. It was written by Michael S. Rosenwald and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • White House Wants to Make It Easier for Law Enforcement to Use 'Smart Guns'

    • By: Juliet Eilperin, Michael S. Rosenwald
    • Narrated by: Jill Melancon
    • Length: 4 mins
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    "White House Wants to Make It Easier for Law Enforcement to Use 'Smart Guns'" is from the April 29, 2016, Politics section of The Washington Post. It was written by Juliet Eilperin and Michael S. Rosenwald and narrated by Jill Melancon.

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    • Meet Miss Stanley, the Forgotten ‘Buffalo Beauty’ Who First Introduced Equal Pay Legislation in Congress

    • By: Michael S. Rosenwald
    • Narrated by: Jenny Hoops
    • Length: 4 mins
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    Overshadowed by Lilly Ledbetter and others, Winifred C. Stanley was a key figure in the equal pay movement.

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    • Who Are the Trump White House Leakers? In Lincoln's Day, It Might Have Been His Wife.

    • By: Michael S. Rosenwald
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
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    While smartphones and encrypted messaging apps have made leaks difficult to track and, thanks to social media, faster to circulate, back in Lincoln’s time the hot new technology was the telegraph.

    "Who Are the Trump White House Leakers? In Lincoln's Day, It Might Have Been His Wife." is from the August 03, 2017 Retropolis section of The Washington Post. It was written by Michael S. Rosenwald and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • Mar-a-Lago 3, Camp David 0. With Trump as President, Is the Rustic Maryland Retreat Doomed?

    • By: Michael S. Rosenwald
    • Narrated by: Jenny Hoops
    • Length: 9 mins
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    The historic Maryland compound — up a winding mountain road, deep in the woods and with cozy cabins — exemplifies American values and deliberative diplomacy, historians say. But President Trump has shown a clear preference for his glitzy property in Florida.

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    • Before Twitter and Facebook, There Was Morse Code: Remembering Social Media's True Inventor

    • By: Michael S. Rosenwald
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
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    In late March of 2006, a college dropout named Jack Dorsey finished coding a site for Internet users to post 140-character messages.

    "Before Twitter and Facebook, There Was Morse Code: Remembering Social Media's True Inventor" is from the May 24, 2017 Tech section of The Washington Post. It was written by Michael S. Rosenwald and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • The Brutal War and Sweet Patriotism That Led to National Donut Day

    • By: Michael S. Rosenwald
    • Narrated by: Jill Melancon
    • Length: 3 mins
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    A century ago, not long after the United States entered World War I, the Salvation Army deployed hundreds of volunteers to France to soothe and bolster American troops.

    "The Brutal War and Sweet Patriotism That Led to National Donut Day" is from the June 02, 2017 Retropolis section of The Washington Post. It was written by Michael S. Rosenwald and narrated by Jill Melancon.

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    • O.J.'s Last Defender — F. Lee Bailey — Is Broke, Disbarred and Working Above a Hair Salon

    • By: Michael S. Rosenwald
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
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    On Thursday, O.J. Simpson — the NFL icon who brought them together more than two decades ago  — will be in court for a parole hearing on a Nevada robbery conviction. But of all the characters who played a role in Simpson’s unforgettable acquittal for the murder of his ex-wife, Nicole Brown Simpson, no one’s life has changed as dramatically as Bailey’s.

    "O.J.'s Last Defender — F. Lee Bailey — Is Broke, Disbarred and Working Above a Hair Salon" is from the July 20, 2017 Retropolis section of The Washington Post. It was written by Michael S. Rosenwald and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • The Invention of Sarin Was an Accident. A German Scientist Was Trying to Kill Bugs.

    • By: Michael S. Rosenwald
    • Narrated by: Barbara Benjamin-Creel
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    The enemy wasn’t Syrian rebels. It was the weevil, a voracious beetle found in fields and orchards.

    "The Invention of Sarin Was an Accident. A German Scientist Was Trying to Kill Bugs." is from the April 07, 2017 Retropolis section of The Washington Post. It was written by Michael S. Rosenwald and narrated by Barbara Benjamin-Creel.

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    • The Twisted Minds of School Shooters, and the Anguished Man Who Studies Them

    • By: Michael S. Rosenwald
    • Narrated by: Jenny Hoops
    • Length: 10 mins
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    "The Twisted Minds of School Shooters, and the Anguished Man Who Studies Them" is from the July 1, 2016 US section of The Washington Post. It was written by Michael S. Rosenwald and narrated by Jenny Hoops.

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    • Diana's Last Day: Dodi's Yacht, a Ritz Suite, a Diamond Ring and Relentless Photographers

    • By: Michael S. Rosenwald
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 6 mins
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    Diana and her beau, Dodi Al Fayed, sipped their coffee marveling at the breathtaking Emerald Coast in Sardinia. Diana took hers with milk. Fayed took his black. There were kiwis, too.

    "Diana's Last Day: Dodi's Yacht, a Ritz Suite, a Diamond Ring and Relentless Photographers" is from the August 30, 2017 Retropolis section of The Washington Post. It was written by Michael S. Rosenwald and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • Katharine Graham Was Burned in Effigy, but Refused to Give in During a Violent Strike

    • By: Michael S. Rosenwald
    • Narrated by: Jenny Hoops
    • Length: 9 mins
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    Though union contracts at her paper — this paper, The Washington Post — had expired at midnight, the woman everyone called Mrs. Graham had been assured that everything would be okay, that negotiations would continue.

    "Katharine Graham Was Burned in Effigy, but Refused to Give in During a Violent Strike" is from the June 16, 2017 Retropolis section of The Washington Post. It was written by Michael S. Rosenwald and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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