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    • Mormon Church Breaks All Ties with Boy Scouts, Ending 100-Year Relationship

    • By: Samantha Schmidt
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
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    The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints said Tuesday it will sever all ties with the Boy Scouts of America, ending a century-old tradition deeply ingrained in the religious life of Mormon boys.

    "Mormon Church Breaks All Ties with Boy Scouts, Ending 100-Year Relationship" is from the May 09, 2018 National section of The Washington Post. It was written by Samantha Schmidt and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • 17 People Killed When Duck Boat Sinks During Storm in Missouri, Police Say

    • By: Reece Ristau, Mark Berman, Allyson Chiu, and others
    • Narrated by: Kristi Burns
    • Length: 11 mins
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    The duck boat was coasting through the waters of Table Rock Lake on Thursday night when the weather began to pick up. It had been a nice summer day in southern Missouri, before the storm suddenly moved in.

    "17 People Killed When Duck Boat Sinks During Storm in Missouri, Police Say" is from the July 20, 2018 National section of The Washington Post. It was written by Reece Ristau, Mark Berman, Allyson Chiu and Samantha Schmidt and narrated by Kristi Burns.

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    • Boys Will Be Boys? As Kavanaugh Debate Rages, Teens Are Saying Some Adults Still Don’t Get It.

    • By: Samantha Schmidt
    • Narrated by: Jenny Hoops
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    Cheryl O’Connor hadn’t planned on telling her teenage daughters about that night during high school, decades ago. But then Christine Blasey Ford told her story about a house party in the early 1980s, alleging that Brett Kavanaugh had drunkenly attempted to sexually assault her.

    "Boys Will Be Boys? As Kavanaugh Debate Rages, Teens Are Saying Some Adults Still Don’t Get It." is from the September 21, 2018 National section of The Washington Post. It was written by Samantha Schmidt and narrated by Jenny Hoops.

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    • Forced to Have Sex With 1,000 Men, a Girl Is Now Suing the Motel That She Says Let It Happen

    • By: Samantha Schmidt
    • Narrated by: Jenny Hoops
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    [Contains explicit content] The sex-trade is often pretty easy to spot. A teenage girl accompanies an older man at a motel front desk as he pays for a room in cash. Men come and go from the room for 30 minutes at a time. A scantily dressed girl wanders the hallways in the middle of the night.

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    • Why Do So Many Powerful Men Behave Like Harvey Weinstein? This Psychologist Has Some Theories.

    • By: Samantha Schmidt
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
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    Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein is not an anomaly. He is just another man who attained great power. And as Lord Acton famously said, power corrupts. In Weinstein’s case, that corruption took the form of preying on women. Power also distorts and blinds some who hold it to the real feelings of those around them.

    "Why Do So Many Powerful Men Behave Like Harvey Weinstein? This Psychologist Has Some Theories." is from the October 17, 2017 U.S. section of The Washington Post. It was written by Samantha Schmidt and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • Affair Leads to Murder-Suicide on Philly’s Main Line, Leaving Two Women Dead, Police Say

    • By: Samantha Schmidt
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 5 mins
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    When Jennair Gerardot found out her husband was cheating on her, she came up with a plan of revenge, one that would lead to a bloody murder-suicide and stun a quiet Pennsylvania town, authorities said Tuesday.

    "Affair Leads to Murder-Suicide on Philly’s Main Line, Leaving Two Women Dead, Police Say" is from the April 25, 2018 National section of The Washington Post. It was written by Samantha Schmidt and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • ICE Detains a Polish Doctor and Green-Card Holder Who Has Lived in the U.S. for Nearly 40 Years

    • By: Samantha Schmidt
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 6 mins
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    Lukasz Niec was 5 years old when his parents brought him and his sister to the United States from Poland. With two suitcases in tow, his parents — both doctors — left behind a country on the verge of social turmoil. It was 1979, about two years before the country’s authoritarian communist government declared martial law.

    "ICE Detains a Polish Doctor and Green-Card Holder Who Has Lived in the U.S. for Nearly 40 Years" is from the January 22, 2018 National section of The Washington Post. It was written by Samantha Schmidt and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • San Juan Mayor Slams Trump Administration Comments on Puerto Rico Hurricane Response

    • By: Samantha Schmidt, Mark Berman
    • Narrated by: Jenny Hoops
    • Length: 10 mins
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    The mayor of Puerto Rico's capital sharply criticized a senior Trump administration official Friday for calling the government's disaster response "a good-news story," comments that came amid mounting criticism of the federal reaction to the disaster here.

    "San Juan Mayor Slams Trump Administration Comments on Puerto Rico Hurricane Response" is from the September 29, 2017 National section of The Washington Post. It was written by Samantha Schmidt and Mark Berman and narrated by Jenny Hoops.

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    • Could the Persian Gulf Rift Mean the Beginning of the End of Al Jazeera?

    • By: Samantha Schmidt
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 7 mins
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    Al Jazeera, the Pan-Arabic television network that gained a sudden worldwide audience in 2010 during the emergence of Arab Spring, is now threatened with extinction, many Middle East analysts fear.

    "Could the Persian Gulf Rift Mean the Beginning of the End of Al Jazeera?" is from the June 08, 2017 Morning Mix section of The Washington Post. It was written by Samantha Schmidt and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • On Fox News, of All Places, Trump’s ‘Spy’ Claim Is Debunked by Trey Gowdy and Even Judge Napolitano

    • By: Samantha Schmidt
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 7 mins
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    President Trump has made it clear that he likes what he hears on Fox News. The network often covers the president favorably, bringing on conservative commentators who push the president’s agenda and, at times, explore far-right conspiracy theories.

    "On Fox News, of All Places, Trump’s ‘Spy’ Claim Is Debunked by Trey Gowdy and Even Judge Napolitano" is from the May 30, 2018 National section of The Washington Post. It was written by Samantha Schmidt and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • Seeking to Halt Zika, New York City Officials Turn Focus to Sex

    • By: Marc Santora, Samantha Schmidt
    • Narrated by: Barbara Benjamin-Creel
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    "Seeking to Halt Zika, New York City Officials Turn Focus to Sex" is from the August 12, 2016 US section of The New York Times. It was written by Marc Santora and Samantha Schmidt and narrated by Barbara Benjamin-Creel.

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    • Authorities in Pennsylvania Find Body of Missing Man During Search, Say Case Is a Homicide

    • By: Samantha Schmidt, Mark Berman
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 7 mins
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    Authorities said they have discovered human remains in a search for four missing men in Bucks County, Pa., and identified one of the bodies as a 19-year-old who disappeared on Friday.

    "Authorities in Pennsylvania Find Body of Missing Man During Search, Say Case Is a Homicide" is from the July 13, 2017 Morning Mix section of The Washington Post. It was written by Samantha Schmidt and Mark Berman and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • A Couple Visited Their Soldier Son-In-Law on July 4. The Army Turned Them over to Ice.

    • By: Samantha Schmidt
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    It was the Fourth of July, and longtime Brooklyn residents Margarito Silva, 60, and Concepción Barrios, 50, wanted to celebrate the holiday with their daughter and son-in-law, a sergeant in the Army.

    "A Couple Visited Their Soldier Son-In-Law on July 4. the Army Turned Them over to Ice." is from the July 10, 2018 National section of The Washington Post. It was written by Samantha Schmidt and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • 'I Bet She Treats You Well': Trump Calls Over Irish Reporter, Compliments Her 'Nice Smile'

    • By: Samantha Schmidt
    • Narrated by: Kristi Burns
    • Length: 3 mins
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    While President Trump spoke over the phone with Ireland’s new prime minister Leo Varadkar Tuesday, congratulating him on his recent win, he made eye contact with a female reporter in the room.

    "'I Bet She Treats You Well': Trump Calls Over Irish Reporter, Compliments Her 'Nice Smile'" is from the June 28, 2017 Morning Mix section of The Washington Post. It was written by Samantha Schmidt and narrated by Kristi Burns.

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    • Shea Moisture Reaches out to White Women in Hair Products Ad. Black Women Protest.

    • By: Samantha Schmidt
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    For years, women of color embraced Shea Moisture for hair products catering to naturally coily and curly hair. The family-owned business — inspired by a grandmother who sold shea butter across the Sierra Leone countryside nearly a century ago — has prided itself on empowering and meeting the needs of women of color.

    "Shea Moisture Reaches out to White Women in Hair Products Ad. Black Women Protest." is from the April 25, 2017 National section of The Washington Post. It was written by Samantha Schmidt and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • Twin Sisters Known for Battle with Debilitating Ocd Die in Possible ‘Suicide Pact’

    • By: Samantha Schmidt
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    • Length: 6 mins
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    Sara and Amanda Eldritch sometimes took showers that lasted upward of 10 hours. The inseparable identical twin sisters from Broomfield, Colo., would go through five bottles of rubbing alcohol every day, disinfecting their skin until it burned. They hardly ever left the house. When they did, they would stop eating and drinking hours in advance to the point of dehydration to avoid using public restrooms, they told local television station 9 News in 2016.

    "Twin Sisters Known for Battle with Debilitating Ocd Die in Possible ‘Suicide Pact’" is from the April 04, 2018 National section of The Washington Post. It was written by Samantha Schmidt and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • A Hospital Threw a Stillborn Baby out With Dirty Laundry. Now the Family Is Suing.

    • By: Samantha Schmidt
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    • Length: 6 mins
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    The night after Esmeralda Hernandez delivered her stillborn, premature baby in April 2013, she kept the tiny boy close by in her hospital room overnight. With family members by her side, she mourned the loss of the boy she’d named José.

    "A Hospital Threw a Stillborn Baby out With Dirty Laundry. Now the Family Is Suing." is from the October 10, 2017 National section of The Washington Post. It was written by Samantha Schmidt and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • Vaccinations Significantly Reduce Risk of Death From the Flu, CDC Study Finds

    • By: Samantha Schmidt
    • Narrated by: Jenny Hoops
    • Length: 4 mins
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    Researchers found that vaccinations reduced the risk of flu-related death by half among children with underlying high-risk medical conditions and by nearly two-thirds among healthy children.

    "Vaccinations Significantly Reduce Risk of Death From the Flu, CDC Study Finds" is from the April 04, 2017 Health & Science section of The Washington Post. It was written by Samantha Schmidt and narrated by Jenny Hoops.

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    • Tomi Lahren, Conservative Firebrand, Bashes Obamacare While Benefiting From It

    • By: Samantha Schmidt
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    It was a much-anticipated debate between two celebrities at completely opposite ends of the political spectrum: liberal comedian Chelsea Handler and conservative firebrand Tomi Lahren.

    "Tomi Lahren, Conservative Firebrand, Bashes Obamacare While Benefiting From It" is from the July 31, 2017 Morning Mix section of The Washington Post. It was written by Samantha Schmidt and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • This Con Man Lied His Way into Princeton. Decades Later, He Was Found Squatting in Mountain Shack.

    • By: Samantha Schmidt
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    And it was not to be his last appearance in the Ivy League realm. In 1992, he turned up as a guard in one of Harvard’s museums, and was arrested after just a few months on the job, charged with grand larceny for stealing gemstones worth $50,000.

    "This Con Man Lied His Way into Princeton. Decades Later, He Was Found Squatting in Mountain Shack." is from the February 10, 2017 True Crime section of The Washington Post. It was written by Samantha Schmidt and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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