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    • The Oil and Gas Industry Is Quickly Amassing Power in Trump's Washington

    • By: Juliet Eilperin, Steven Mufson, Philip Rucker
    • Narrated by: Jenny Hoops
    • Length: 12 mins
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    After eight years of being banished and sometimes vilified by the Obama administration, the fossil fuel industry is enjoying a remarkable resurgence as its executives and lobbyists shape President-elect Donald Trump’s policy agenda and staff his administration.

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    • Rick Perry Seeks to Lead the Energy Department, an Agency He Pledged to Abolish

    • By: Steven Mufson, Sean Sullivan
    • Narrated by: Jenny Hoops
    • Length: 6 mins
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    The Energy Department is an unexpected landing pad for Perry. In the 2012 campaign, Perry said that the Energy Department was one of three departments that should be abolished — though, with a sheepish “Oops,” he famously could not remember its name during a debate. The episode marked the end of his failing campaign.

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    • Why Trump Might Bend Nuclear Security Rules to Help Saudi Arabia Build Reactors in the Desert

    • By: Steven Mufson
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 11 mins
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    Next month, Saudi Arabia will announce the finalists of a sweepstakes. The prize? Multibillion-dollar contracts to build a pair of nuclear power reactors in desolate stretches of desert along the Persian Gulf.

    "Why Trump Might Bend Nuclear Security Rules to Help Saudi Arabia Build Reactors in the Desert" is from the February 20, 2018 Business section of The Washington Post. It was written by Steven Mufson and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • Obama Urges World Action on Climate Change: 'No Nation Is Immune' to Global Warming

    • By: Steven Mufson
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 6 mins
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    "Obama Urges World Action on Climate Change: 'No Nation Is Immune' to Global Warming" is from the Top Stories section of The Washington Post. It was written by Steven Mufson and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • Trick or Treaty? The Legal Question Hanging over the Paris Climate Change Conference

    • By: Karoun Demirjian, Steven Mufson
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 8 mins
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    "Trick or Treaty? The Legal Question Hanging over the Paris Climate Change Conference" is from the Politics and Power section of The Washington Post. It was written by Karoun Demirjian and Steven Mufson and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • The SEC Is Blunting Investor Activism over Climate, K-Cups and Gay Rights

    • By: Steven Mufson
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 5 mins
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    Shareholders battling corporate management over everything from greenhouse gas emissions to discrimination to wasteful K-Cups are finding it more difficult to put their proposed proxy resolutions to votes as a result of new guidance issued by the Securities and Exchange Commission.

    "The SEC Is Blunting Investor Activism over Climate, K-Cups and Gay Rights" is from the April 09, 2018 Business section of The Washington Post. It was written by Steven Mufson and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • On White House Website, Obama Climate Priorities Vanish, Replaced by Trump’s Focus on Energy Production

    • By: Steven Mufson, Brady Dennis
    • Narrated by: Jill Melancon
    • Length: 3 mins
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    The energy page on the new White House website, which went up within moments of Friday’s inauguration, reiterates the priorities President Trump voiced during the campaign, from focusing on “energy independence” to promising to scale back the reach of the Environmental Protection Agency.

    "On White House Website, Obama Climate Priorities Vanish, Replaced by Trump’s Focus on Energy Production" is from the January 20, 2017 Energy and Environment section of The Washington Post. It was written by Steven Mufson and Brady Dennis and narrated by Jill Melancon.

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    • Paris Accord Is a Big Win for Obama, Even as Climate Dangers Still Loom

    • By: Steven Mufson
    • Narrated by: Jill Melancon
    • Length: 6 mins
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    "Paris Accord Is a Big Win for Obama, Even as Climate Dangers Still Loom" is from the Top Stories section of The Washington Post. It was written by Steven Mufson and narrated by Jill Melancon.

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    • Trump Transition Team for Energy Department Seeks Names of Employees Involved in Climate Meetings

    • By: Steven Mufson, Juliet Eilperin
    • Narrated by: Jill Melancon
    • Length: 10 mins
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    The Trump transition team has issued a list of 74 questions for the Energy Department, asking agency officials to identify which department employees and contractors have worked on forging an international climate pact as well as domestic efforts to cut the nation’s carbon output.

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    • Meet Mr. ‘Death by China,’ Trump’s Inside Man on Trade

    • By: Steven Mufson
    • Narrated by: Jill Melancon
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    Navarro’s ideas have been widely criticized by other economists. “The biggest source of U.S. economic challenges and the biggest set of solutions are to be found in domestic policy,” said Jason Furman, chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers under President Barack Obama. “While international issues and a level playing field all matter, China is not the source of every problem, nor is doing something about China the answer to every problem.”

    "Meet Mr. ‘Death by China,’ Trump’s Inside Man on Trade" is from the February 17, 2017 Business section of The Washington Post. It was written by Steven Mufson and narrated by Jill Melancon.

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    • Puerto Rico’s Bankrupt Utility Agreed to Pay Whitefish Energy Double What Linemen Make, Documents Show

    • By: Aaron C. Davis, Steven Mufson
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 10 mins
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    After Hurricane Maria knocked out electricity to millions of residents of Puerto Rico in September, the head of a small electric transmission company from Montana boasted that his firm could best manage the logistics of getting needed repairmen to the island. But within days of the utility approving a first payment of millions of dollars to Whitefish, Techmanski wrote of “problems with logistics.” He repeatedly pleaded for approval of costly airlifts of trucks that he said were stuck at ports in Florida.

    "Puerto Rico’s Bankrupt Utility Agreed to Pay Whitefish Energy Double What Linemen Make, Documents Show" is from the November 13, 2017 National section of The Washington Post. It was written by Aaron C. Davis and Steven Mufson and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • Obama Will Meet Putin Next Week During the United Nations General Assembly Session

    • By: Steven Mufson
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 2 mins
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    "Obama Will Meet Putin Next Week During the United Nations General Assembly Session" is from the September 25, 2015 Top Stories section of The Washington Post. It was written by Steven Mufson and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • Obama's Foreign Policy Goals Get a Boost from Plunging Oil Prices

    • By: Steven Mufson
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 7 mins
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    "Obama's Foreign Policy Goals Get a Boost from Plunging Oil Prices" is from the Around the World section of The Washington Post. It was written by Steven Mufson and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • Carl Icahn Quits Role as 'Special Adviser' to Trump

    • By:  Steven Mufson
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 2 mins
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    Carl Icahn relinquished his role as “special adviser” to President Trump on regulatory reform on Friday afternoon, capping a tumultuous week for the president’s circle of business counselors.

    " Carl Icahn Quits Role as 'Special Adviser' to Trump" is from the August 18, 2017 Business section of The Washington Post. It was written by  Steven Mufson and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • Why Hollywood, Environmentalists and Native Americans Have Converged on North Dakota

    • By: Steven Mufson
    • Narrated by: Jenny Hoops
    • Length: 9 mins
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    Why are celebrities like actor Mark Ruffalo, civil rights leader Jesse Jackson, liberal television anchor Amy Goodman and scores of Native Americans from the Standing Rock Sioux tribe all converging on an isolated spot along the Missouri river of North Dakota?

    To block the construction of an oil pipeline. But there’s much more to it than that.

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    • How Belgian Prisons Became a Breeding Ground for Islamic Extremism

    • By: Steven Mufson
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 7 mins
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    "How Belgian Prisons Became a Breeding Ground for Islamic Extremism" is from the March 27, 2016, World section of The Washington Post. It was written by Steven Mufson and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • Puerto Rico Offers Fiscal Plan Settling Debt for Pennies on the Dollar

    • By: Steven Mufson
    • Narrated by: Jenny Hoops
    • Length: 5 mins
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    Puerto Rico’s government unveiled a fiscal plan Thursday under which the commonwealth would only be able to support $2.5 billion to $14 billion of debt in the long term, a fraction of its current level. The plan suggests that holders of its bonds might receive as little as a nickel on the dollar.

    "Puerto Rico Offers Fiscal Plan Settling Debt for Pennies on the Dollar" is from the January 25, 2018 National section of The Washington Post. It was written by Steven Mufson and narrated by Jenny Hoops.

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    • Why the Bitcoin Craze is Using Up So Much Energy

    • By: Chris Mooney, Steven Mufson
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 9 mins
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    The exploding price of the cryptocurrency bitcoin in recent months has triggered doubts not only about the financial sustainability of the rally, but about the environmental sustainability of the currency itself.

    "Why the Bitcoin Craze is Using Up So Much Energy" is from the December 19, 2017 Business section of The Washington Post. It was written by Chris Mooney and Steven Mufson and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • What the Royal Purge Means for Saudi Arabia — and Its Oil

    • By: Steven Mufson
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 7 mins
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    The Saudi leadership shake-up and wave of arrests over the weekend have rattled potential investors in the kingdom’s ambitious modernization drive to create a new city, diversify the economy and sell off a slice of the state-owned Saudi Aramco oil company.

    "What the Royal Purge Means for Saudi Arabia — and Its Oil" is from the November 06, 2017 Business section of The Washington Post. It was written by Steven Mufson and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • How Coal Titan Peabody, the World's Largest, Fell into Bankruptcy

    • By: Chris Mooney, Steven Mufson
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 5 mins
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    "How Coal Titan Peabody, the World's Largest, Fell into Bankruptcy" is from the April 13, 2016 Business section of The Washington Post. It was written by Chris Mooney and Steven Mufson and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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