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    • Air Force Error Allowed Texas Gunman to Buy Weapons

    • By: David Montgomery, Richard A. Oppel Jr., Jose A. Delreal
    • Narrated by: Keith Sellon-Wright
    • Length: 9 mins
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    A day after a gunman massacred parishioners in a small Texas church, the Air Force admitted Monday that it had failed to enter the man’s domestic violence court-martial into a federal database that could have blocked him from buying the rifle he used to kill 26 people.

    "Air Force Error Allowed Texas Gunman to Buy Weapons" is from the November 06, 2017 U.S. section of The New York Times. It was written by David Montgomery, Richard A. Oppel Jr. and Jose A. Delreal and narrated by Keith Sellon-Wright.

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    • Cities Sue Over Pentagon’s Failure to Report Crimes to Gun Database

    • By: Richard A. Oppel Jr.
    • Narrated by: Kristi Burns
    • Length: 5 mins
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    The Pentagon has for years defied federal laws intended to keep guns out of the hands of felons and domestic abusers by failing to report many criminal convictions in the military justice system to the FBI and to the national gun background-check database. Now, after two decades of serious lapses — and one of the worst mass shootings in U.S. history — officials from New York City, Philadelphia and San Francisco are trying to force a change.

    "Cities Sue Over Pentagon’s Failure to Report Crimes to Gun Database" is from the December 26, 2017 U.S. section of The New York Times. It was written by Richard A. Oppel Jr. and narrated by Kristi Burns.

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    • Justice Department to Release Blistering Report of Racial Bias by Baltimore Police

    • By: Sheryl Gay Stolberg, Matt Apuzzo, Richard A. Oppel Jr.
    • Narrated by: Kristi Burns
    • Length: 3 mins
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    "Justice Department to Release Blistering Report of Racial Bias by Baltimore Police" is from the August 09, 2016, US section of The New York Times. It was written by Sheryl Gay Stolberg, Matt Apuzzo and Richard A. Oppel Jr. and narrated by Kristi Burns.

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    • Police Chiefs Contend Trump’s Law Enforcement Priorities Are Out of Step

    • By: Timothy Williams, Richard A. Oppel Jr.
    • Narrated by: Kristi Burns
    • Length: 5 mins
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    Not surprisingly, President Donald Trump’s approach to crime, which began to take shape in a series of moves last week, generated swift criticism from liberals and civil rights groups.

    "Police Chiefs Contend Trump’s Law Enforcement Priorities Are Out of Step" is from the February 12, 2017 U.S. section of The New York Times. It was written by Timothy Williams and Richard A. Oppel Jr. and narrated by Kristi Burns.

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    • Chicago Releases Police Videos of Civilian Shootings

    • By: Richard A. Oppel Jr., Stephanie Saul
    • Narrated by: Corey M. Snow
    • Length: 4 mins
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    "Chicago Releases Police Videos of Civilian Shootings" is from the June 03, 2016, US section of The New York Times. It was written by Richard A. Oppel Jr. and Stephanie Saul and narrated by Corey M. Snow.

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    • Being Poor Can Mean Losing a Driver’s License. Not Anymore in Tennessee.

    • By: Richard A. Oppel Jr.
    • Narrated by: Barbara Benjamin-Creel
    • Length: 7 mins
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    Millions of Americans have had their driver’s licenses taken away not because they got drunk and got behind the wheel, or because they caused an accident and hurt someone: They lost their licenses because they were too poor to pay court costs or traffic fines, which can run into hundreds and sometimes thousands of dollars.

    "Being Poor Can Mean Losing a Driver’s License. Not Anymore in Tennessee." is from the July 04, 2018 U.S.section of The New York Times. It was written by Richard A. Oppel Jr. and narrated by Barbara Benjamin-Creel.

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    • His Clients Weren’t Complaining. But the Judge Said This Lawyer Worked Too Hard.

    • By: Richard A. Oppel Jr.
    • Narrated by: Keith Sellon-Wright
    • Length: 6 mins
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    Can a lawyer work too hard to defend a client? That all depends on who is paying the bill, a new lawsuit argues.

    "His Clients Weren’t Complaining. But the Judge Said This Lawyer Worked Too Hard." is from the March 29, 2018 U.S. section of The New York Times. It was written by Richard A. Oppel Jr. and narrated by Keith Sellon-Wright.

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    • Air Force Failed to Report Dozens of Convicted Service Members to Gun Database

    • By: Richard A. Oppel Jr.
    • Narrated by: Keith Sellon-Wright
    • Length: 2 mins
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    A review by the U.S. Air Force has found several dozen cases in which the military failed to report service members charged with or convicted of serious crimes to the federal gun background-check database, Air Force officials said Tuesday.

    "Air Force Failed to Report Dozens of Convicted Service Members to Gun Database" is from the November 28, 2017 U.S. section of The New York Times. It was written by Richard A. Oppel Jr. and narrated by Keith Sellon-Wright.

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    • Church Attack Exposes a Failure in National Background Checks

    • By: Shaila Dewan, Richard A. Oppel Jr.
    • Narrated by: Keith Sellon-Wright
    • Length: 7 mins
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    When Devin P. Kelley turned a small-town Texas church into a bloody killing ground, he also exposed the glaring flaws of the national background check system for gun buyers.

    "Church Attack Exposes a Failure in National Background Checks" is from the November 07, 2017 U.S. section of The New York Times. It was written by Shaila Dewan and Richard A. Oppel Jr. and narrated by Keith Sellon-Wright.

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    • Bergdahl Is Dishonorably Discharged, but Avoids Prison for Desertion in Afghanistan

    • By: Richard A. Oppel Jr.
    • Narrated by: Mike DelGaudio
    • Length: 6 mins
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    Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl was dishonorably discharged from the Army on Friday by a military judge, but received no prison time for desertion and endangering troops, ending a drama that began more than eight years ago in war-torn Afghanistan.

    "Bergdahl Is Dishonorably Discharged, but Avoids Prison for Desertion in Afghanistan" is from the November 03, 2017 U.S. section of The New York Times. It was written by Richard A. Oppel Jr. and narrated by Mike DelGaudio.

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    • Bergdahl, Called a ‘Traitor’ by Trump, Pleads Guilty

    • By: Richard A. Oppel Jr.
    • Narrated by: Keith Sellon-Wright
    • Length: 2 mins
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    Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, who walked off his base in Afghanistan in 2009, setting off a military manhunt and political furor, pleaded guilty to desertion and misbehavior before the enemy Monday before a military judge here.

    "Bergdahl, Called a ‘Traitor’ by Trump, Pleads Guilty" is from the October 16, 2017 U.S. section of The New York Times. It was written by Richard A. Oppel Jr. and narrated by Keith Sellon-Wright.

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    • Chicago's Plan to Toughen Oversight of Police Is under Fire

    • By: Richard A. Oppel Jr.
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 6 mins
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    "Chicago's Plan to Toughen Oversight of Police Is under Fire" is from the September 07, 2016, US section of The New York Times. It was written by Richard A. Oppel Jr. and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • New Documents Reveal Army Once Pursued Softer Approach on Bergdahl

    • By: Richard A. Oppel Jr.
    • Narrated by: Kristi Burns
    • Length: 8 mins
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    "New Documents Reveal Army Once Pursued Softer Approach on Bergdahl" is from March 16, 2016, News section of The New York Times. It was written by Richard A. Oppel Jr. and narrated by Kristi Burns.

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