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    • Court Partially Blocks Trump Administration Rules Allowing Some Employers to Deny Birth Control Coverage

    • By: Samantha Schmidt
    • Narrated by: Jenny Hoops
    • Length: 3 mins
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    A divided panel of a federal appeals court in California on Thursday partially upheld a decision blocking a set of rules from the Trump administration that allowed some employers to deny insurance coverage of birth control because of religious or moral reasons.

    "Court Partially Blocks Trump Administration Rules Allowing Some Employers to Deny Birth Control Coverage" is from the December 13, 2018 National section of The Washington Post. It was written by Samantha Schmidt and narrated by Jenny Hoops.

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    • Pew Survey: It’s Getting Harder to Be Latino in America

    • By: Arelis R. Hernández, Abigail Hauslohner, Samantha Schmidt
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 8 mins
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    It is harder to be Latino in America than it was before Donald Trump was elected, according to a new survey from the nonpartisan Pew Research Center.

    "Pew Survey: It’s Getting Harder to Be Latino in America" is from the October 25, 2018 National section of The Washington Post. It was written by Arelis R. Hernández, Abigail Hauslohner and Samantha Schmidt and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • ‘Pure Gaslighting’: Federal Judge Strikes down Mississippi Ban on Abortions After 15 Weeks

    • By: Samantha Schmidt
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
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    A federal judge struck down a Mississippi ban on abortions after 15 weeks, one of the most restrictive abortion laws in the country, ruling Tuesday that the ban “unequivocally” infringes on the due-process rights of women.

    "‘Pure Gaslighting’: Federal Judge Strikes down Mississippi Ban on Abortions After 15 Weeks" is from the November 21, 2018 U.S. 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
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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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    • Shea Moisture Reaches out to White Women in Hair Products Ad. Black Women Protest.

    • By: Samantha Schmidt
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
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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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    • Tomi Lahren, Conservative Firebrand, Bashes Obamacare While Benefiting From It

    • By: Samantha Schmidt
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
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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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    • 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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    • Judge Rules That Federal Law Banning Female Genital Mutilation Is Unconstitutional

    • By: Samantha Schmidt
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
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    A federal judge dismissed criminal charges against two doctors in a landmark female genital mutilation case and ruled that Congress “overstepped its bounds” by passing a law banning the procedure.

    "Judge Rules That Federal Law Banning Female Genital Mutilation Is Unconstitutional" is from the November 21, 2018 U.S. 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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    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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    • 'Tragedy of Huge Proportions': Plane With Championship-Bound Brazilian Soccer Team Crashes Into Mountainside

    • By: Dom Phillips, Samantha Schmidt, Brian Murphy
    • Narrated by: Jenny Hoops
    • Length: 8 mins
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    A charter plane carrying 81 people, including players from a rising Brazilian soccer team headed for a championship match, slammed into a mountainside late Monday near Medellín’s airport in Colombia. At least six passengers survived and the rest were killed, officials said as teams struggled to reach the crash site Tuesday amid driving rain.

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

    • By: Samantha Schmidt
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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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    • Canadian Dies in ‘Lynching’ in Peruvian Amazon, Accused of Killing an Indigenous Shaman

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

    • By: Samantha Schmidt
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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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    • 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
    • Length: 8 mins
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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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    • This Con Man Lied His Way into Princeton. Decades Later, He Was Found Squatting in Mountain Shack.

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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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    • 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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    • 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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    • After Blast, New Yorkers Examine Themselves for Psychological Shrapnel

    • By: Michael Wilson, Samantha Schmidt, Sarah Maslin Nir
    • Narrated by: Caroline Miller
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    "After Blast, New Yorkers Examine Themselves for Psychological Shrapnel" is from the September 18, 2016 US section of The New York Times. It was written by Michael Wilson, Samantha Schmidt and Sarah Maslin Nir and narrated by Caroline Miller.

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    • ‘Nerves of Steel’: She Calmly Landed the Southwest Flight, Just as You’d Expect of a Former Fighter Pilot

    • By: Samantha Schmidt
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 7 mins
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    The pilot’s voice was calm yet focused as her plane descended with 149 people on board.

    "‘Nerves of Steel’: She Calmly Landed the Southwest Flight, Just as You’d Expect of a Former Fighter Pilot" is from the April 18, 2018 National section of The Washington Post. It was written by Samantha Schmidt and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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