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    • Hurricane Maria Hammers Puerto Rico With Force Not Seen in 'Modern History'

    • By: Samantha Schmidt, Sandhya Somashekhar
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 7 mins
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    Hurricane Maria churned across Puerto Rico Wednesday as the most powerful storm to strike the island in more than 80 years, knocking out power and water to nearly the entire population and leaving people huddled in buildings to ride out powerhouse winds that have already left death and devastation across the Caribbean.

    "Hurricane Maria Hammers Puerto Rico With Force Not Seen in 'Modern History'" is from the September 20, 2017 World section of The Washington Post. It was written by Samantha Schmidt and Sandhya Somashekhar and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • Financial Times Journalist Is Killed in Crocodile Attack on Surfing Vacation in Sri Lanka

    • By: Samantha Schmidt
    • Narrated by: Jenny Hoops
    • Length: 5 mins
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    Paul McClean, a 24-year-old British journalist for the Financial Times, died following a crocodile attack Thursday afternoon while he was vacationing with friends in Sri Lanka, according to local authorities.

    "Financial Times Journalist Is Killed in Crocodile Attack on Surfing Vacation in Sri Lanka" is from the September 15, 2017 World section of The Washington Post. It was written by Samantha Schmidt and narrated by Jenny Hoops.

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    • ‘Utter Chaos’: Ice Arrests 114 Workers in Immigration Raid at Ohio Gardening Company

    • By: Samantha Schmidt
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 7 mins
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    A swarm of immigration agents arrested more than 100 workers at an Ohio gardening and landscaping company Tuesday morning, one of the largest of several recent workplace raids carried out as part of the Trump administration’s crackdown on immigration enforcement.

    "‘Utter Chaos’: Ice Arrests 114 Workers in Immigration Raid at Ohio Gardening Company" is from the June 06, 2018 National section of The Washington Post. It was written by Samantha Schmidt and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • Hurricane Maria Churns Through Caribbean as Ravaged Puerto Rico Takes Stock of an 'Island Destroyed'

    • By: Samantha Schmidt, Sandhya Somashekhar
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 7 mins
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    Search-and-rescue efforts on this storm-ravaged island redoubled Thursday as residents took stock of the devastation left by Hurricane Maria, which continued to plague the U.S. territory in the form of dangerous flash floods even as its core drifted northwest to deliver a weaker but still punishing blow to the Dominican Republic.

    "Hurricane Maria Churns Through Caribbean as Ravaged Puerto Rico Takes Stock of an 'Island Destroyed'" is from the September 21, 2017 World section of The Washington Post. It was written by Samantha Schmidt and Sandhya Somashekhar 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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    • Mormon Church Breaks All Ties with Boy Scouts, Ending 100-Year Relationship

    • By: Samantha Schmidt
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 5 mins
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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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    • This Con Man Lied His Way into Princeton. Decades Later, He Was Found Squatting in Mountain Shack.

    • By: Samantha Schmidt
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
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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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    • Amid Protests over Police Shootings of Black Men, Latinos Note a Disparity

    • By: Rick Rojas, Samantha Schmidt
    • Narrated by: Fleet Cooper
    • Length: 7 mins
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    "Amid Protests over Police Shootings of Black Men, Latinos Note a Disparity" is from the July 14, 2016 U.S. section of The New York Times. It was written by Rick Rojas and Samantha Schmidt and narrated by Fleet Cooper.

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

    • By: Samantha Schmidt
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • 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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    • Prominent Harvard Professor Placed on Leave Following Accusations of Decades of Sexual Harassment

    • By: Samantha Schmidt
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 6 mins
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    It was the early 1980s when Terry Karl complained to Harvard University that a senior scholar had repeatedly made sexual advances toward her. Karl, then an assistant professor of government at Harvard, had never heard the term “sexual harassment,” she told the Chronicle of Higher Education. It would be nearly a decade before Anita Hill propelled the issue into the national conversation.

    "Prominent Harvard Professor Placed on Leave Following Accusations of Decades of Sexual Harassment" is from the March 05, 2018 National section of The Washington Post. It was written by Samantha Schmidt and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • Hot, Isolated, and Running out of Supplies, Parts of Puerto Rico Near Desperation

    • By: Samantha Schmidt, Joel Achenbach
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 7 mins
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    In the heat and humidity here in the central mountains, Meryanne Aldea fanned her bedridden mother with a piece of cardboard Sunday as the ailing woman lay on her side, relieving a large ulcer in her back.

    "Hot, Isolated, and Running out of Supplies, Parts of Puerto Rico Near Desperation" is from the September 24, 2017 National section of The Washington Post. It was written by Samantha Schmidt and Joel Achenbach 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
    • Length: 8 mins
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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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    • Canadian Dies in ‘Lynching’ in Peruvian Amazon, Accused of Killing an Indigenous Shaman

    • By: Samantha Schmidt
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    • Length: 6 mins
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    It was 2013 when Sebastian Woodroffe decided to quit his job and leave his home in Canada to study plant medicine in Peru. A relative’s battle with alcoholism had inspired him to “fix the family’s spirit” and pursue a career as an addictions counselor, he said in a YouTube video.

    "Canadian Dies in ‘Lynching’ in Peruvian Amazon, Accused of Killing an Indigenous Shaman" is from the April 23, 2018 World section of The Washington Post. It was written by Samantha Schmidt and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • ‘Leave the Light on — for ICE’: Motel 6 Employees Reported Guests to Immigration Officials

    • By: Samantha Schmidt
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 5 mins
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    The Motel 6 budget lodging chain is commonly associated with its longtime slogan of welcoming hospitality: “We’ll leave the light on.”

    "‘Leave the Light on — for ICE’: Motel 6 Employees Reported Guests to Immigration Officials" is from the September 14, 2017 National section of The Washington Post. It was written by Samantha Schmidt and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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

    • By: Samantha Schmidt
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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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    • These High School Journalists Investigated a New Principal’s Credentials. Days Later, She Resigned.

    • By: Samantha Schmidt
    • Narrated by: Jenny Hoops
    • Length: 6 mins
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    The resignation thrust the student newspaper staff into local, state and national news, with professional journalists nationwide applauding the students for asking tough questions and prompting change in their administration.

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    • A Transgender Model, Born in a Poor Nepali Village, Will Star in India's Premier Fashion Show

    • By: Samantha Schmidt
    • Narrated by: Jenny Hoops
    • Length: 6 mins
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    Decades later, the misunderstood schoolboy from the farming village has been transformed into an international supermodel, impressing crowds with her confident stature, high cheekbones and striking gaze. Next month, Lama, 32, will be the first transgender woman to walk the ramp in one of India’s premier fashion events, Lakmé Fashion Week.

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    • A 17-year-old YouTube Star Insulted a Notorious Drug Lord. The Teen was Found With At Least 15 Bullet Wounds.

    • By: Samantha Schmidt
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
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    Juan Luis Lagunas Rosales was born in the Mexican state of Sinaloa, a mecca for cartels and the land of notorious drug lord Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzman. Lagunas grew up never knowing his father. His mother left him with his grandmother as a child.

    "A 17-year-old YouTube Star Insulted a Notorious Drug Lord. The Teen was Found With At Least 15 Bullet Wounds." is from the December 21, 2017 National section of The Washington Post. It was written by Samantha Schmidt and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • 2 Teenage Girls in Morocco Could Face up to 3 Years in Prison for Kissing Each Other

    • By: Samantha Schmidt
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    • Length: 3 mins
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    The two girls, 16 and 17, were held in an adult prison—instead of a juvenile detention center—for about three days, Larbi Elhabbache, vice president of the Marrakesh chapter of the Moroccan Association of Human Rights, said in a phone interview with the Post.

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