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    • Americans Can Study in Germany for Free, in English. An Increasing Number Are Doing It.

    • By: Rick Noack
    • Narrated by: Jill Melancon
    • Length: 3 mins
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    "Americans Can Study in Germany for Free, in English. An Increasing Number Are Doing It." is from the World section of The Washington Post. It was written by Rick Noack and narrated by Jill Melancon.

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    • An American Tourist Gave the Nazi Salute in Germany — so a Stranger Beat Him up, Police Say

    • By: Amy B. Wang, Rick Noack
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 2 mins
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    An American tourist in Germany was beaten up by a passer-by after he began giving the Nazi salute outside a café in Dresden, police said Sunday.

    "An American Tourist Gave the Nazi Salute in Germany — so a Stranger Beat Him up, Police Say" is from the August 13, 2017 WorldViews section of The Washington Post. It was written by Amy B. Wang and Rick Noack and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • Germany Won’t Become the ‘Leader of the Free World’ After All, and the Germans Don’t Mind

    • By: Rick Noack
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
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    One of German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s most distinctive character traits has been caution. For years, it served her well and helped her sideline rivals and other rising stars.

    "Germany Won’t Become the ‘Leader of the Free World’ After All, and the Germans Don’t Mind" is from the February 21, 2018 World section of The Washington Post. It was written by Rick Noack and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • U.S. Workers Want More Money. Many Europeans Just Want More Free Time.

    • By: Rick Noack
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 4 mins
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    When Europe’s largest industrial union, IG Metall, won a landmark battle with 700 companies this week, 900,000 workers were able to celebrate a 4.3 percent pay raise and a one-time payment. But perhaps even more importantly, they also won the right to temporarily reduce their week to 28 hours, even though they would only be paid for the hours spent at work. Workers can now work fewer hours — for less money — if they want.

    "U.S. Workers Want More Money. Many Europeans Just Want More Free Time." is from the February 08, 2018 World section of The Washington Post. It was written by Rick Noack and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • Firefighters in Europe Face Another Obstacle as Forest Fires Rage: Unexploded WWII Ammunition

    • By: Rick Noack
    • Narrated by: Jenny Hoops
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    Record heat waves and widespread droughts have left their scars this summer — from massive wildfires across Siberia to devastating blazes in Greece that left more than 85 people dead. In Germany, firefighters are now encountering a new challenge: WWII-era ammunition being set off by the flames.

    "Firefighters in Europe Face Another Obstacle as Forest Fires Rage: Unexploded WWII Ammunition" is from the July 27, 2018 World section of The Washington Post. It was written by Rick Noack and narrated by Jenny Hoops.

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    • Poland’s Senate Passes Holocaust Complicity Bill Despite Concerns From U.S., Israel

    • By: Rick Noack
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 6 mins
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    Despite Israeli and U.S. criticism, Poland’s Senate approved a highly controversial law Thursday that bans any Holocaust accusations against Poles as well as descriptions of Nazi death camps as Polish.

    "Poland’s Senate Passes Holocaust Complicity Bill Despite Concerns From U.S., Israel" is from the February 01, 2018 World section of The Washington Post. It was written by Rick Noack and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • At 15, She Joined ISIS After Converting to Islam. Now This German Teen Wants to Go Home.

    • By: Rick Noack
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 4 mins
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    When 15-year-old Linda W. started to wear long-sleeved clothes early last year, it quickly struck her classmates and teachers in the sleepy eastern German town of Pulsnitz as odd. Her conversion to Islam was noticed almost immediately in a part of Germany where only 0.5 percent of the population is Muslim and where the backlash against Chancellor Angela Merkel's pro-refugee policy had been stronger than almost anywhere else in the country.

    "At 15, She Joined ISIS After Converting to Islam. Now This German Teen Wants to Go Home." is from the July 24, 2017 WorldViews section of The Washington Post. It was written by Rick Noack and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • The Dutch Were a Secret U.S. Ally in War Against Russian Hackers, Local Media Reveal

    • By: Rick Noack
    • Narrated by: Jenny Hoops
    • Length: 5 mins
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    The Dutch domestic intelligence service AIVD had access to the infamous Russian hacking group Cozy Bear for at least a year starting in mid-2014, local media outlets reported Thursday. According to the reports, the Dutch government alerted the United States to Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election after Netherlands-based officials watched the hacking of the Democratic National Committee and other operations by the Russians, including a 2014 State Department hack.

    "The Dutch Were a Secret U.S. Ally in War Against Russian Hackers, Local Media Reveal" is from the January 26, 2018 World section of The Washington Post. It was written by Rick Noack and narrated by Jenny Hoops.

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    • A German Nursing Home Tries a Novel Form of Dementia Therapy: Re-Creating a Vanished Era for Its Patients

    • By: Rick Noack
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 6 mins
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    The two 93 year olds spent much of their lives in the former German Democratic Republic (GDR). Now, decades later, the vanished communist era appeared — at least for them — to be back. The Intershop store they were browsing in was, of course, a reproduction, and the song playing in the background, “Old Like a Tree,” had long ago disappeared from the radio.

    "A German Nursing Home Tries a Novel Form of Dementia Therapy: Re-Creating a Vanished Era for Its Patients" is from the December 26, 2017 World section of The Washington Post. It was written by Rick Noack and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • Cryptocurrency Mining in Iceland Is Using so Much Energy, the Electricity May Run Out

    • By: Rick Noack
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 4 mins
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    The value of bitcoin may have stumbled in recent months, but in Iceland it has known only one direction so far: upward. The stunning success of cryptocurrencies around the globe has had a more unexpected repercussion on the island of 340,000 people: It could soon result in an energy shortage in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean.

    "Cryptocurrency Mining in Iceland Is Using so Much Energy, the Electricity May Run Out" is from the February 13, 2018 Business section of The Washington Post. It was written by Rick Noack and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • Germans Wonder Why Trump Keeps Lashing out at Them and Not Russia or Saudi Arabia

    • By: Rick Noack
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
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    When news emerged in 2013 that the U.S. government had monitored German Chancellor Angela Merkel's communications for years, Merkel sent a firm but conciliatory message to Washington. Friends don't “spy on each other,” she said, and then moved on to calm tensions.

    "Germans Wonder Why Trump Keeps Lashing out at Them and Not Russia or Saudi Arabia" is from the May 30, 2017 World section of The Washington Post. It was written by Rick Noack and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • Germany Considers to Fight Pollution with Free Public Transportation

    • By: The Washington Post, Rick Noack
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
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    When the discussion turns to the rising costs of living in many global cities, one factor rarely goes unmentioned: public transport fees. New Yorkers only spend about $116.50 per month on average, compared with up to $200 in London.

    "Germany Considers to Fight Pollution with Free Public Transportation" is from the February 14, 2018 World section of The Washington Post. It was written by Rick Noack and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • Polish President to Sign Holocaust Bill Despite International Concerns

    • By: Rick Noack
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 5 mins
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    Poland’s president, Andrzej Duda, announced that he would sign a highly controversial bill Tuesday that would ban most Holocaust accusations against Poles as well as descriptions of Nazi death camps as Polish — likely raising tensions with the United States and Israel, which have criticized the measure.

    "Polish President to Sign Holocaust Bill Despite International Concerns" is from the February 06, 2018 World section of The Washington Post. It was written by Rick Noack and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • What Germans Really Think about Those Hitler-Trump Comparisons

    • By: Rick Noack
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
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    The poster that started to widely circulate on social media during the weekend had no particular sender, except for “the people of Germany.” Its message was a clear one: Don't elect Donald Trump, or else you will have your own Adolf Hitler.

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    • For Syrian Victims, the Path to Justice Runs Through Europe

    • By: Anthony Faiola, Rick Noack
    • Narrated by: Jenny Hoops
    • Length: 8 mins
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    As dissidents, victims’ families and human rights activists begin to lose hope in a toppling of the Syrian government — as well as in the will of international bodies to hold the Syrian government accountable for alleged war crimes — they are increasingly pursuing their own justice through criminal suits in domestic European courts.

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    • ‘Overwhelming’ Interest Makes Hitler’s ‘Mein Kampf’ Popular Again

    • By: Rick Noack
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
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    Reprinting Hitler's autobiography “Mein Kampf” (My Struggle) was long prohibited in Germany — a country that considered the book too dangerous to be read. Now, it's a German bestseller.

    "‘Overwhelming’ Interest Makes Hitler’s ‘Mein Kampf’ Popular Again" is from the January 03, 2017 World section of The Washington Post. It was written by Rick Noack and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • Europeans Had School Shootings, Too. Then They Did Something About It.

    • By: Rick Noack
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 5 mins
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    Contrary to what you may sometimes hear, school shootings are not unique to the United States. Germany, for instance, went through a string of devastating attacks between 2002 and 2009. Between 1996 and 2008, major school shootings also occurred in Finland and Scotland, among other places.

    "Europeans Had School Shootings, Too. Then They Did Something About It." is from the February 15, 2018 World section of The Washington Post. It was written by Rick Noack and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • As Germans Celebrate the Absence of the Berlin Wall, a New Piece of It Is Discovered

    • By: Rick Noack
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
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    On Monday, Berliners celebrated a once unthinkable occasion: The Berlin Wall has now been gone for longer than it stood. But on the same day, the city's authorities confirmed the discovery of a previously unreported stretch of the wall in the district of Pankow in northern Berlin.

    "As Germans Celebrate the Absence of the Berlin Wall, a New Piece of It Is Discovered" is from the February 05, 2018 World section of The Washington Post. It was written by Rick Noack and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • Afraid of a Major Conflict? The German Military Is Currently Unavailable.

    • By: Rick Noack
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
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    Three years ago, Germany's military made headlines when it used broomsticks instead of machine guns during a NATO exercise because of a shortage of equipment. The lack of real weapons in the European Union’s most populous nation was seen as symptomatic of how underfunded its military has long been.

    "Afraid of a Major Conflict? The German Military Is Currently Unavailable." is from the January 24, 2018 World section of The Washington Post. It was written by Rick Noack and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • Multiculturalism Is a Sham, Says Angela Merkel

    • By: Rick Noack
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
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    "Multiculturalism Is a Sham, Says Angela Merkel" is from the Around the World section of The Washington Post. It was written by Rick Noack and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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