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    • U.S. Indicts Russian Spies in Hacking Campaign Linked to Olympics Doping Scandal

    • By: Ellen Nakashima, Michael Birnbaum, William Booth
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 10 mins
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    The Justice Department on Thursday announced the indictment of seven Russian military spies on cyber hacking charges linked to the leaking of Olympic athletes’ drug-test data in an alleged attempt to undermine international efforts to expose Russian doping.

    "U.S. Indicts Russian Spies in Hacking Campaign Linked to Olympics Doping Scandal" is from the October 04, 2018 World section of The Washington Post. It was written by Ellen Nakashima, Michael Birnbaum and William Booth and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • Russia’s Suez Canal? Ships Start Plying a Less-Icy Arctic, Thanks to Climate Change

    • By: William Booth, Amie Ferris-Rotman
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 8 mins
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    Under partly sunny skies and relatively balmy temperatures in the low 50s, the Venta Maersk sailed through the Bering Strait this past week and steered hard to port, beginning a modern-day voyage of discovery that could hearken a transformation for global shipping and the Arctic environment.

    "Russia’s Suez Canal? Ships Start Plying a Less-Icy Arctic, Thanks to Climate Change" is from the September 08, 2018 World section of The Washington Post. It was written by William Booth and Amie Ferris-Rotman and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • ‘Dancing Queen’ Theresa May Shimmies on Stage to Defend Brexit and Her Job

    • By: William Booth, Karla Adam
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 4 mins
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    The British prime minister sashayed onto the stage at the Conservative Party conference Wednesday, dancing in her inimitable Theresa May style — that is stiffly, awkwardly, but with gusto — to Abba’s 1976 hit “Dancing Queen.”

    "‘Dancing Queen’ Theresa May Shimmies on Stage to Defend Brexit and Her Job" is from the October 03, 2018 World section of The Washington Post. It was written by William Booth and Karla Adam and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • Boris Johnson Trashes Theresa May’s Brexit Plan as a Sad, ‘Politically Humiliating’ Cheat at Party Confab

    • By: William Booth
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 4 mins
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    BIRMINGHAM, England — Former British foreign secretary Boris Johnson on Tuesday excoriated Prime Minister Theresa May’s road map to exiting the European Union as a sad and dangerous mistake.

    "Boris Johnson Trashes Theresa May’s Brexit Plan as a Sad, ‘Politically Humiliating’ Cheat at Party Confab" is from the October 02, 2018 World section of The Washington Post. It was written by William Booth and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • Couple in Critical Condition After Exposure to ‘Unknown Substance’ in British Town Where Russian Spy Poisoned

    • By: William Booth
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 2 mins
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    LONDON — British police declared a “major incident” early Wednesday after a man and woman in their 40s were believed to have been exposed to an “unknown substance” near the historic town of Salisbury in south England.

    "Couple in Critical Condition After Exposure to ‘Unknown Substance’ in British Town Where Russian Spy Poisoned" is from the July 04, 2018 World section of The Washington Post. It was written by William Booth and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • Britain to Expel 23 Russian Diplomats After Ex-Spy Poisoning

    • By: William Booth, Matthew Bodner
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 9 mins
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    LONDON — British Prime Minister Theresa May on Wednesday ordered the immediate expulsion of 23 Russian diplomats believed to be involved in espionage, in the first reprisals against Moscow for a chemical attack on a former double agent.

    "Britain to Expel 23 Russian Diplomats After Ex-Spy Poisoning" is from the March 14, 2018 World section of The Washington Post. It was written by William Booth, Matthew Bodner and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • Britain in a Stir over Accusation That Labour Leader Jeremy Corbyn Was a Cold War ‘Asset’ for Czech Spies

    • By: William Booth
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 4 mins
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    Last week, the Sun newspaper published an expose that asserted that Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn was once a “paid asset” who had been “recruited” by Cold War Czechoslovakian spies.

    "Britain in a Stir over Accusation That Labour Leader Jeremy Corbyn Was a Cold War ‘Asset’ for Czech Spies" is from the February 20, 2018 World section of The Washington Post. It was written by William Booth and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • How the ‘Bad Boys of Brexit’ Forged Ties with Russia and the Trump Campaign — and Came Under Investigators’ Scrutiny

    • By: Manuel Roig-Franzia, Rosalind S. Helderman, William Booth, and others
    • Narrated by: Jenny Hoops
    • Length: 19 mins
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    BRISTOL, England — On Aug. 19, 2016, Arron Banks, a wealthy British businessman, sat down at the palatial residence of the Russian ambassador to London for a lunch of wild halibut and Belevskaya pastila apple sweets accompanied by Russian white wine.

    "How the ‘Bad Boys of Brexit’ Forged Ties with Russia and the Trump Campaign — and Came Under Investigators’ Scrutiny" is from the June 28, 2018 Politics section of The Washington Post. It was written by Manuel Roig-Franzia, Rosalind S. Helderman, William Booth and Tom Hamburger and narrated by Jenny Hoops.

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    • Theresa May Just Warned of a ‘No-Deal Brexit.’ Here Are Some of the Doomsday Scenarios.

    • By: William Booth, Karla Adam
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 8 mins
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    FOLKESTONE, England — When it was built a quarter-century ago, the Eurotunnel was hailed as an engineering marvel. The game-changing undersea rail link between Britain and the European continent helped spark our global age of frictionless, “just-in-time” trade and manufacturing.

    "Theresa May Just Warned of a ‘No-Deal Brexit.’ Here Are Some of the Doomsday Scenarios." is from the September 17, 2018 World section of The Washington Post. It was written by William Booth and Karla Adam and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • Iraqis Find Evidence of Torture by Islamic State in Mass Grave near Mosul

    • By: William Booth, Aaso Ameen Shwan
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 4 mins
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    There are bodies here and they were dumped on piles of trash in a windswept field of dirt at the edge of a small Iraqi town that until two days ago had been occupied by Islamic State fighters.

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    • Israel Wants Mosques to Turn the Volume Way Down

    • By: William Booth, Ruth Eglash
    • Narrated by: Jenny Hoops
    • Length: 6 mins
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    When the call to prayer begins in the Palestinian neighborhoods here, the Muslim faithful hear a song beautiful and sublime. Hour by hour, five times a day, it is the soundtrack of their lives. And it stirs deep emotions.

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    • The Military Trial That's Tearing Israel Apart

    • By: William Booth, Ruth Eglash
    • Narrated by: Jenny Hoops
    • Length: 9 mins
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    One of the most divisive trials in Israeli history is taking place in a cramped military courtroom in a peeling mansion in the poor Arab section of Jaffa.

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    • Right-Wing Israeli Leaders Push Forward Bold New Legislation to Preserve Jewish Settlements

    • By: William Booth, Ruth Eglash
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 6 mins
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    Right-wing leaders in the Israeli government have seized on the election of Donald Trump to push forward bold new legislation that would legalize Jewish settlements in the West Bank built on privately owned Palestinian land.

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    • Israel, Hamas and Egypt Form Unlikely Alliance against Islamic State Affiliate

    • By: Sudarsan Raghavan, William Booth
    • Narrated by: Jill Melancon
    • Length: 8 mins
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    "Israel, Hamas and Egypt Form Unlikely Alliance against Islamic State Affiliate" is from the April 30, 2016 World section of The Washington Post. It was written by Sudarsan Raghavan and William Booth and narrated by Jill Melancon.

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    • Ten Years after Last Lebanon War, Israel Warns next One Will Be Far Worse

    • By: William Booth
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 7 mins
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    "Ten Years after Last Lebanon War, Israel Warns next One Will Be Far Worse " is from the July 23, 2016 World section of The Washington Post. It was written by William Booth and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • Britain's Scientists Are Freaking out over Brexit

    • By: William Booth, Karla Adam
    • Narrated by: Kristi Burns
    • Length: 8 mins
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    "Britain's Scientists Are Freaking out over Brexit" is from the July 31, 2016 World section of The Washington Post. It was written by William Booth and Karla Adam and narrated by Kristi Burns.

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    • Boris Johnson and ‘Brexit Minister’ Resign, Leaving Theresa May’s Government in Disarray

    • By: William Booth, Karla Adam
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 9 mins
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    Prime Minister Theresa May struggled Monday to keep her government from imploding after the resignations of Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson, a tousle-haired frontman for the campaign for Britain to leave the European Union, and David Davis, her once-loyal “Brexit minister” in charge of negotiating the country’s divorce.

    "Boris Johnson and ‘Brexit Minister’ Resign, Leaving Theresa May’s Government in Disarray" is from the July 09, 2018 World section of The Washington Post. It was written by William Booth and Karla Adam and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • Clashes During Catalan Independence Vote Injure More Than 700, Including 12 Police Officers

    • By: William Booth
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 6 mins
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    SABADELL, Spain — Just minutes after the first boisterous voters entered the polling station at an elementary school here on Sunday, dozens of National Police officers in riot gear smashed through the front window and began searching for the ballot boxes.

    "Clashes During Catalan Independence Vote Injure More Than 700, Including 12 Police Officers" is from the October 01, 2017 Europe section of The Washington Post. It was written by William Booth and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • Thousands of Refugees Arrive in Austria as Hungary, Croatia Let Them Pass

    • By: William Booth, Anna Fifield
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 6 mins
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    "Thousands of Refugees Arrive in Austria as Hungary, Croatia Let Them Pass" is from the September 21, 2015 Top Stories section of The Washington Post. It was written by William Booth and Anna Fifield and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • Trapped Between Israel and Hamas, Gaza's Wasted Generation Is Going Nowhere

    • By: William Booth and Hazem Balousha
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 9 mins
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    They are the Hamas generation, raised under the firm hand of an Islamist militant movement. They are the survivors of three wars with Israel and a siege who find themselves as young adults going absolutely nowhere.

    "Trapped Between Israel and Hamas, Gaza's Wasted Generation Is Going Nowhere" is from the August 06, 2017 Middle East section of The Washington Post. It was written by William Booth and Hazem Balousha and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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