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    • Horrific Episode of Human Smuggling Fuels Both Sides of Immigration Debate

    • By: Sandhya Somashekhar
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 4 mins
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    The discovery of dozens of migrants in a dangerously overheated trailer in San Antonio this weekend has further inflamed the national debate over illegal immigration, particularly sanctuary cities that limit cooperation with federal authorities.

    " Horrific Episode of Human Smuggling Fuels Both Sides of Immigration Debate" is from the July 24, 2017 Immigration section of The Washington Post. It was written by Sandhya Somashekhar and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • The FDA Just Made the Abortion Pill Easier to Get

    • By: Sandhya Somashekhar, Laurie McGinley
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 3 mins
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    "The FDA Just Made the Abortion Pill Easier to Get" is from the March 30, 2016, U.S. section of The Washington Post. It was written by Sandhya Somashekhar and Laurie McGinley and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • Ohio Moves Closer to Banning Abortions When Fetuses Have Down Syndrome

    • By: Sandhya Somashekhar
    • Narrated by: Jenny Hoops
    • Length: 5 mins
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    Lawmakers in Ohio took steps this week to bar abortions when they are sought because a fetus has been diagnosed with Down syndrome, one of more than a dozen abortion restrictions passed in the state in recent years.

    "Ohio Moves Closer to Banning Abortions When Fetuses Have Down Syndrome" is from the December 14, 2017 National section of The Washington Post. It was written by Sandhya Somashekhar and narrated by Jenny Hoops.

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    • Las Vegas Gunman Stephen Paddock Enjoyed Gambling, Country Music, Lived Quiet Life Before Massacre

    • By: William Wan, Sandhya Somashekhar, Aaron C. Davis
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 5 mins
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    Before he opened fire late Sunday — killing at least 50 people at a country music festival on the Las Vegas Strip — the gunman Stephen Paddock lived a quiet life for years in a small town outside Las Vegas.

    "Las Vegas Gunman Stephen Paddock Enjoyed Gambling, Country Music, Lived Quiet Life Before Massacre" is from the October 02, 2017 National section of The Washington Post. It was written by William Wan, Sandhya Somashekhar and Aaron C. Davis and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • Congress to Hold First-Ever Forum on Violence against Transgender People

    • By: Sandhya Somashekhar
    • Narrated by: Jill Melancon
    • Length: 2 mins
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    "Congress to Hold First-Ever Forum on Violence against Transgender People" is from the November 14, 2015 Politics and Power section of The Washington Post. It was written by Sandhya Somashekhar and narrated by Jill Melancon.

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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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    • Multiple Injuries Reported in Active Shooter Situation Near Planned Parenthood in Colorado Springs

    • By: Lindsey Bever, Niraj Chokshi, Sandhya Somashekhar
    • Narrated by: Jill Melancon
    • Length: 3 mins
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    "Multiple Injuries Reported in Active Shooter Situation Near Planned Parenthood in Colorado Springs" is from the Top Stories section of The Washington Post. It was written by Lindsey Bever, Niraj Chokshi and Sandhya Somashekhar and narrated by Jill Melancon.

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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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    • Court Rules LGBT Employees Protected by Civil Rights Act

    • By: Sandhya Somashekhar
    • Narrated by: Jenny Hoops
    • Length: 3 mins
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    The finding by the full 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago echoes those of a number of lower courts, but it is at odds with a ruling last week by an 11th Circuit three-judge panel in Atlanta.

    "Court Rules LGBT Employees Protected by Civil Rights Act" is from the April 05, 2017 Politics section of The Washington Post. It was written by Sandhya Somashekhar and narrated by Jenny Hoops.

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    • San Bernardino Reels From Elementary School Shooting That Left Teacher, 8-Year-Old Student Dead

    • By: Sandhya Somashekhar, Lindsey Bever
    • Narrated by: Jenny Hoops
    • Length: 8 mins
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    The Southern California elementary school that was the gruesome scene of an apparent­ murder-suicide remained closed Tuesday as authorities continued their investigation and a shaken community tried to heal.

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    • ‘He Heard People Yelling, ‘No, Don’t!’’: Inside the Murder-Suicide in a San Bernardino Classroom

    • By: Rob Kuznia, Lindsey Bever, Sandhya Somashekhar
    • Narrated by: Barbara Benjamin-Creel
    • Length: 12 mins
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    Cedric Anderson had been married to Karen Elaine Smith just two months when he walked into her classroom at a Southern California elementary school, fatally shot her, and then turned the gun on himself, police said.

    "‘He Heard People Yelling, ‘No, Don’t!’’: Inside the Murder-Suicide in a San Bernardino Classroom" is from the April 11, 2017 National section of The Washington Post. It was written by Rob Kuznia, Lindsey Bever and Sandhya Somashekhar and narrated by Barbara Benjamin-Creel.

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    • CBO: Defunding Planned Parenthood Would Lead to Thousands More Births

    • By: Sandhya Somashekhar
    • Narrated by: Jenny Hoops
    • Length: 2 mins
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    A congressional plan to make Planned Parenthood ineligible for federal funding would leave many women without services to help them avoid pregnancy, resulting in thousands of additional births, according to a new federal budget analysis.

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    • ACLU Emerges as Main Trump Antagonist

    • By: Sandhya Somashekhar
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 6 mins
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    The group has seen unprecedented support as it challenges the president on immigration and other policies.

    "ACLU Emerges as Main Trump Antagonist" is from the March 08, 2017 National section of The Washington Post. It was written by Sandhya Somashekhar and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • White House Considering Action on Religious Freedom That Critics Warn Could Lead to Discrimination

    • By: Juliet Eilperin, Sandhya Somashekhar
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 8 mins
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    Americans should be able to “express areas of faith without reprisal,” press secretary says.

    "White House Considering Action on Religious Freedom That Critics Warn Could Lead to Discrimination" is from the February 02, 2017 Politics section of The Washington Post. It was written by Juliet Eilperin and Sandhya Somashekhar and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • New Details Emerge About Las Vegas Shooter Stephen Paddock and Girlfriend Marilou Danley

    • By: William Wan, Sandhya Somashekhar, Marwa Eltagouri
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 14 mins
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    FBI agents spent Wednesday questioning Marilou Danley, the longtime girlfriend of the Las Vegas gunman and considered an integral key by authorities trying to understand what drove Stephen Paddock to open fire from his casino hotel room.

    "New Details Emerge About Las Vegas Shooter Stephen Paddock and Girlfriend Marilou Danley" is from the October 06, 2017 National section of The Washington Post. It was written by William Wan, Sandhya Somashekhar and Marwa Eltagouri and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • In Austin, the Air Smells of Tacos and Trees — and City-State Conflict

    • By: Sandhya Somashekhar
    • Narrated by: Barbara Benjamin-Creel
    • Length: 9 mins
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    Gov. Greg Abbott (R), citing grave worries about “socialistic” behavior in the state’s liberal cities.

    "In Austin, the Air Smells of Tacos and Trees — and City-State Conflict" is from the July 01, 2017 National section of The Washington Post. It was written by Sandhya Somashekhar and narrated by Barbara Benjamin-Creel.

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    • A Lesbian Couple Got Their Marriage License — After a County Clerk Called Them an 'Abomination'

    • By: Cleve R. Wootson Jr., Sandhya Somashekhar
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 7 mins
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    Samantha Brookover and Amanda Abramovich had already done the most important part — a September 2014 ceremony, surrounded by family and friends in rural West Virginia, where they vowed to spend the rest of their lives together.

    "A Lesbian Couple Got Their Marriage License — After a County Clerk Called Them an 'Abomination'" is from the April 19, 2017 National section of The Washington Post. It was written by Cleve R. Wootson Jr. and Sandhya Somashekhar and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • After Trump's Election: 'There Are Two Americas Now.'

    • By: William Wan, Tanya Sichynsky, Sandhya Somashekhar
    • Narrated by: Jenny Hoops
    • Length: 7 mins
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    Two weeks after the election of Donald Trump, this is how divided America has become: People have moved beyond staring at the vast gulf that divides them and proceeded to arguing over who is to blame for it, what to do about it and even whether it exists at all.

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    • United by Post-Inauguration Marches, Democratic Women Plan to Step Up Activism

    • By: Scott Clement, Sandhya Somashekhar, Michael Alison Chandler
    • Narrated by: Jenny Hoops
    • Length: 8 mins
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    Days into Donald Trump’s presidency, large numbers of liberals say they plan to step up their political activity, with Democratic women particularly motivated to take action, according to a new Washington Post poll.

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    • For 55 Officers Involved in Fatal Shootings This Year, It Wasn’t Their First Time

    • By: Keith L. Alexander, Steven Rich, Amy Brittain, and others
    • Narrated by: Fleet Cooper
    • Length: 16 mins
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    In 2015, The Washington Post launched an unprecedented effort to account for every fatal shooting by an officer of the law. Their study has motivated the FBI to action, and changed the way we think of those who serve and protect. After a police officer shot and killed a black teenager in Ferguson, Missouri, the media began to pay greater attention to deadly interactions between black men and the law.

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