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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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    • 'Just Ash and Bone': Death Toll in California Wildfires Reaches Historically Grim Heights

    • By: Cleve R. Wootson Jr., Sandhya Somashekhar, Kristine Phillips, and others
    • Narrated by: Jenny Hoops
    • Length: 10 mins
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    The horrific scale of death and destruction is coming into focus, even as wildfires continue to rage throughout Northern California.

    'Just Ash and Bone': Death Toll in California Wildfires Reaches Historically Grim Heights" is from the October 13, 2017 National section of The Washington Post. It was written by Cleve R. Wootson Jr., Sandhya Somashekhar, Kristine Phillips and J. Freedom du Lac and narrated by Jenny Hoops.

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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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    • ‘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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    • 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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    • 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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    • 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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    • 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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    • 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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    • Empowered by Trump, Ohio Legislature Passes ‘Heartbeat’ Bill That Would Ban Most Abortions

    • By: Sandhya Somashekhar
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 2 mins
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    Ohio lawmakers passed a bill late Tuesday that would prohibit abortion as soon as a fetal heartbeat can be detected — at around six weeks, before many women realize they are pregnant.

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    • Planned Parenthood to Stop Accepting Payments for Tissue Donation

    • By: Sandhya Somashekhar
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 3 mins
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    "Planned Parenthood to Stop Accepting Payments for Tissue Donation" is from the October 14, 2015 Top Stories section of The Washington Post. It was written by Sandhya Somashekhar 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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    • Chelsea Manning, Who Gave Trove of U.S. Secrets to WikiLeaks, Leaves Prison

    • By: Sandhya Somashekhar
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 5 mins
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    Chelsea Manning, the transgender Army private who passed a trove of sensitive government documents to WikiLeaks in 2010, walked out of the disciplinary barracks at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, on Wednesday morning after serving an abbreviated sentence in connection with one of the most notorious leaks of classified documents in U.S. history.

    "Chelsea Manning, Who Gave Trove of U.S. Secrets to WikiLeaks, Leaves Prison" is from the May 16, 2017 National section of The Washington Post. It was written by Sandhya Somashekhar and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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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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    • 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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    • 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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    • 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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    • Georgia Governor Vetoes Religious Freedom Bill Criticized as Anti-Gay

    • By: Sandhya Somashekhar
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 4 mins
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    "Georgia Governor Vetoes Religious Freedom Bill Criticized as Anti-Gay" is from the March 28, 2016, Politics section of The Washington Post. It was written by Sandhya Somashekhar and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • Investigators Search for Motive in Planned Parenthood Shooting That Left Three Dead

    • By: Peter Holley, Sandhya Somashekhar, Lindsey Bever
    • Narrated by: Jill Melancon
    • Length: 8 mins
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    "Investigators Search for Motive in Planned Parenthood Shooting That Left Three Dead" is from the Top Stories section of The Washington Post. It was written by Peter Holley, Sandhya Somashekhar and Lindsey Bever and narrated by Jill Melancon.

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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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