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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
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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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    • Why Some Migrants Are More Likely to Commit Crimes Than Others

    • By: Rick Noack
    • Narrated by: Barbara Benjamin-Creel
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    There was a time when Germany's welcoming attitude toward the hundreds of thousands of refugees entering the country seemed unbreakable.

    "Why Some Migrants Are More Likely to Commit Crimes Than Others" is from the April 12, 2017 World section of The Washington Post. It was written by Rick Noack and narrated by Barbara Benjamin-Creel.

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

    • By: Rick Noack
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
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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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    • 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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    • Cryptocurrency Mining in Iceland Is Using so Much Energy, the Electricity May Run Out

    • By: Rick Noack
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
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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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    • 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
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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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    • Germans Wonder Why Trump Keeps Lashing out at Them and Not Russia or Saudi Arabia

    • By: Rick Noack
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 4 mins
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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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    • As U.S. Gun Debate Rages On, Australians Hand in 57,000 Firearms, and Norway Is Set for a Broad Ban

    • By: Rick Noack
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
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    As more U.S. companies were showing support for stricter gun laws this week, two foreign governments announced Wednesday that they had made significant progress on restricting access to firearms.

    "As U.S. Gun Debate Rages On, Australians Hand in 57,000 Firearms, and Norway Is Set for a Broad Ban" is from the March 01, 2018 World section of The Washington Post. It was written by Rick Noack and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • Hours into His New Job, Trump’s Ambassador to Germany Offends His Hosts

    • By: Rick Noack
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
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    BERLIN — For the past year, German officials have been urging their U.S. counterparts to send a new ambassador to Berlin. But after finally receiving one, many may be having second thoughts.

    "Hours into His New Job, Trump’s Ambassador to Germany Offends His Hosts" is from the May 09, 2018 World section of The Washington Post. It was written by Rick Noack and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • Isolation Is Rising in Europe. Can Loneliness Ministers Help Change That?

    • By: Rick Noack
    • Narrated by: Jenny Hoops
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    As the number of single households in Europe has steadily risen in recent years, so have the concerns over an issue that is not often in the focus of national political debate: loneliness, “the hidden epidemic,” according to the Red Cross.

    "Isolation Is Rising in Europe. Can Loneliness Ministers Help Change That?" is from the February 02, 2018 World section of The Washington Post. It was written by Rick Noack and narrated by Jenny Hoops.

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    • In Corruption-Riddled Romania, Officials Now Allow Some Room for Abuse

    • By: Rick Noack
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
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    Corruption now comes in two forms in Romania. There is the big kind that can still land an official in jail. Then there's the acceptable type that will bring nothing more than a knowing shrug.

    "In Corruption-Riddled Romania, Officials Now Allow Some Room for Abuse" is from the February 01, 2017 World section of The Washington Post. It was written by Rick Noack and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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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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    • 27% of Europeans Say Rape May Be Acceptable in Some Circumstances

    • By: Rick Noack
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
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    A rape victim was drunk? He or she flirted beforehand or wore “revealing” clothing? In some European countries, up to 55 percent of the population says such circumstances would make sexual intercourse without consent justifiable or acceptable, according to a survey conducted on behalf of the European Commission. Overall, about one-fourth — 27 percent — of all Europeans held that opinion.

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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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    • 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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    • 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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    • How a London Soccer Club Tries to Save Kids from the Islamic State

    • By: Rick Noack
    • Narrated by: Jill Melancon
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    A 14-year-old girl received a photo on Snapchat that showed a man holding a black placard with the message: “Are you British, or are you Muslim?” She eventually told a mentor on her soccer team, Shamender Talwar, who said the girl was being recruited by the Islamic State. He urged her to decide what was more important: soccer or the militant group. She picked soccer.

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

    • By: Rick Noack
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
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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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    • Polish President to Sign Holocaust Bill Despite International Concerns

    • By: Rick Noack
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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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