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

    • By: Samantha Schmidt
    • Narrated by: Jenny Hoops
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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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    • 400 Children From Scottish Orphanage of ‘Horrors’ Believed Buried in Mass Grave, Media Report Says

    • By: Samantha Schmidt
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 7 mins
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    The children taken to the notorious Smyllum Park orphanage in Lanarkshire, Scotland, came from poor, working-class families and broken homes. About 11,600 children passed through the institution from its opening in 1864 through its closure in 1981, left in the care of an order of Catholic nuns.

    "400 Children From Scottish Orphanage of ‘Horrors’ Believed Buried in Mass Grave, Media Report Says" is from the September 11, 2017 Morning Mix 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
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • 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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    • 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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    • A 3-Year-Old Shot Two Toddlers in Home Day Care. A Detroit Area Couple Now Faces Charges.

    • By: Samantha Schmidt
    • Narrated by: Jenny Hoops
    • Length: 4 mins
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    Samantha Eubanks was taking care of six children in her Dearborn, Mich., home one morning in late September when she heard a noise upstairs.

    "A 3-Year-Old Shot Two Toddlers in Home Day Care. A Detroit Area Couple Now Faces Charges." is from the November 03, 2017 National section of The Washington Post. It was written by Samantha Schmidt and narrated by Jenny Hoops.

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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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    • Blockbuster Has Survived in the Most Curious of Places — Alaska

    • By: Samantha Schmidt
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 6 mins
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    For families across the United States, driving to the local Blockbuster Video was a Friday night ritual. The kids fought over which movies to rent, parents had to pay off the late fees and all succumbed to the popcorn and candy buckets at the register.

    "Blockbuster Has Survived in the Most Curious of Places — Alaska" is from the April 26, 2017 Business 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
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • 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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    • 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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    • So Many Journalists Have Been Killed in Mexico This Year That a Newspaper Is Shutting Down

    • By: Samantha Schmidt
    • Narrated by: Jenny Hoops
    • Length: 7 mins
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    After three Mexican journalists were killed last month, the owner of one Mexican newspaper has decided to shut down operations. “I would rather they lose their jobs than lose their lives,” the owner said.

    "So Many Journalists Have Been Killed in Mexico This Year That a Newspaper Is Shutting Down" is from the April 03, 2017 World section of The Washington Post. It was written by Samantha Schmidt and narrated by Jenny Hoops.

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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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    • 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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    • 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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    • 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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    • ‘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
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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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    • 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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    • Prominent Harvard Professor Placed on Leave Following Accusations of Decades of Sexual Harassment

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

    • By: Samantha Schmidt
    • Narrated by: Jenny Hoops
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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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    • Homeless Man Asked Woman to Move Porsche so He Could Sleep. Then She Shot Him, Police Say.

    • By: Samantha Schmidt
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 5 mins
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    Around 3 a.m. one Saturday morning last month, Gerald Melton was trying to sleep — as he often did — on a sidewalk near Nashville’s Music Row, known as the heart of the city’s entertainment industry.

    "Homeless Man Asked Woman to Move Porsche so He Could Sleep. Then She Shot Him, Police Say." is from the September 13, 2017 National section of The Washington Post. It was written by Samantha Schmidt and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • ‘I Am Not a Crisis Actor’: Florida Teens Fire Back at Right-Wing Conspiracy Theorists

    • By: Samantha Schmidt, Travis M. Andrews
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 7 mins
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    In the aftermath of last week’s school shooting in Parkland, Fla., some of the most powerful testimonies have come from the teenagers who survived the rampage. They have repeatedly detailed their harrowing experience to national news networks, many calling for stricter gun control laws while decrying President Trump for not doing enough to protect students. Others have wept with grief while telling their stories again and again.

    "‘I Am Not a Crisis Actor’: Florida Teens Fire Back at Right-Wing Conspiracy Theorists" is from the February 21, 2018 National section of The Washington Post. It was written by Travis M. Andrews, Samantha Schmidt and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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