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    • America's New Tobacco Crisis: The Rich Stopped Smoking, the Poor Didn't

    • By: William Wan
    • Narrated by: Jenny Hoops
    • Length: 10 mins
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    Hidden among the steady declines in recent years is the stark reality that cigarettes are becoming a habit of the poor. The national smoking rate has fallen to historic lows, with just 15 percent of adults still smoking. But the socioeconomic gap has never been bigger.

    "America's New Tobacco Crisis: The Rich Stopped Smoking, the Poor Didn't" is from the June 13, 2017 National section of The Washington Post. It was written by William Wan and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • Why Didn't the Officer Rush into Florida's Parkland School Mass Shooting?

    • By: William Wan, Amy Ellis Nutt
    • Narrated by: Jenny Hoops
    • Length: 8 mins
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    The sheriff’s deputy was armed and in uniform, standing outside the Florida school where a gunman was methodically killing students, authorities said Thursday night. And yet he did nothing.

    "Why Didn't the Officer Rush into Florida's Parkland School Mass Shooting?" is from the February 23, 2018 National section of The Washington Post. It was written by William Wan, Amy Ellis Nutt and narrated by Jenny Hoops.

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    • What Makes Some Men Sexual Harassers? Science Tries to Explain the Creeps of the World.

    • By: William Wan
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 7 mins
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    The list of alleged sexual harassers keeps getting longer and the details of sexual assault and harassment ever more disturbing. The torrent of cases pouring out in news reports and Twitter — tales of men grabbing women, emerging naked from showers uninvited, threatening women's careers, or worse — raises a horrified question: What makes these men behave this way?

    "What Makes Some Men Sexual Harassers? Science Tries to Explain the Creeps of the World." is from the December 20, 2017 National section of The Washington Post. It was written by William Wan and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • Conservative Pundit Ann Coulter Vows to Hold Berkeley Event Despite University Cancellation

    • By: William Wan
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
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    Conservative pundit Ann Coulter is vowing to go ahead with an appearance at the University of California at Berkeley next week despite a decision by officials to cancel her planned speech amid safety concerns after politically charged riots and violence in recent months.

    "Conservative Pundit Ann Coulter Vows to Hold Berkeley Event Despite University Cancellation" is from the April 19, 2017 Politics section of The Washington Post. It was written by William Wan and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • Why Are People Still Racist? What Science Says About America's Race Problem.

    • By: William Wan, Sarah Kaplan
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 6 mins
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    Torch-bearing white supremacists shouting racist and anti-Semitic slogans. Protesters and counter protesters colliding with violence and chaos. A car driven by a known Nazi sympathizer mowing down a crowd of activists.

    "Why Are People Still Racist? What Science Says About America's Race Problem." is from the August 14, 2017 Speaking of Science section of The Washington Post. It was written by William Wan and Sarah Kaplan and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • Trump Administration Narrows Affordable Care Act's Contraception Mandate

    • By: Juliet Eilperin, Amy Goldstein, William Wan
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 8 mins
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    The Trump administration issued a rule Friday that sharply limits the Affordable Care Act’s contraception coverage mandate, a move that could mean many American women would no longer have access to birth control free of charge.

    "Trump Administration Narrows Affordable Care Act's Contraception Mandate" is from the October 06, 2017 Health section of The Washington Post. It was written by Juliet Eilperin, Amy Goldstein and William Wan and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • Nancy Reagan Funeral Draws Political Heavyweights, Stars From Bygone Era

    • By: Karen Heller, William Wan
    • Narrated by: Jill Melancon
    • Length: 9 mins
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    "Nancy Reagan Funeral Draws Political Heavyweights, Stars From Bygone Era" is from the March 11, 2016 National section of The Washington Post. It was written by Karen Heller and William Wan and narrated by Jill Melancon.

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    • Trump Called San Juan’s Mayor a Weak Leader. Here’s What Her Leadership Looks Like.

    • By: Arelis R. Hernández, Samantha Schmidt, Avi Selk, and others
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 9 mins
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    When Hurricane Maria destroyed the infrastructure of Puerto Rico, it turned the mayor of its capital city into a spokeswoman for a stranded people.

    "Trump Called San Juan’s Mayor a Weak Leader. Here’s What Her Leadership Looks Like." is from the September 30, 2017 Post Nation section of The Washington Post. It was written by Arelis R. Hernández, Samantha Schmidt, Avi Selk and William Wan and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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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
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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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    • This Flu Season Is on Track to Be the Worst in Nearly a Decade

    • By: Lena H. Sun, William Wan
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 7 mins
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    With tens of thousands of patients flocking to hospitals and at least 37 children dead, this year’s flu season is shaping up to be the worst in nearly a decade — and it’s not over yet.

    "This Flu Season Is on Track to Be the Worst in Nearly a Decade" is from the January 26, 2018 Lifestyle section of The Washington Post. It was written by Lena H. Sun and William Wan 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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    • How Berkeley Has Become the Far Left and Far Right's Battleground

    • By: Perry Stein, William Wan
    • Narrated by: Jill Melancon
    • Length: 10 mins
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    Conservative commentator Ann Coulter has turned down an compromise offer to speak next month at the University of California at Berkeley, insisting she plans to stick with next week’s planned appearance that was canceled by officials over security concerns.

    "How Berkeley Has Become the Far Left and Far Right's Battleground" is from the April 20, 2017 National section of The Washington Post. It was written by Perry Stein and William Wan and narrated by Jill Melancon.

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    • Five People Killed in Shooting at Fort Lauderdale Airport, Suspect in Custody

    • By: Mark Berman, William Wan
    • Narrated by: Jill Melancon
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    The bloody attack at a quiet baggage claim sent people scrambling through the terminals and across the airfield at one of the country’s busiest airports, shutting down all flights while paramedics and federal and local law enforcement officers flooded the scene.

    "Five People Killed in Shooting at Fort Lauderdale Airport, Suspect in Custody" is from the January 06, 2017 National section of The Washington Post. It was written by Mark Berman and William Wan and narrated by Jill Melancon.

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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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    • Suspect in Fort Lauderdale Shooting ‘Lost His Mind’ in Iraq, Family Says

    • By: Mark Berman, William Wan, Sari Horwitz, and others
    • Narrated by: Jill Melancon
    • Length: 8 mins
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    His aunt told the newspaper he was hospitalized after returning from Iraq. “He lost his mind,” Ruiz Rivera said in Spanish.

    He had seemed to get the help he needed, and became a father in September, she told Noticias Telemundo. But his mental health issues resurfaced in December. “They took him to the hospital but they didn’t tell me what for but they had him in an isolated room because he was a little wrong in the head and he started to like hear things,” she said.

    "Suspect in Fort Lauderdale Shooting ‘Lost His Mind’ in Iraq, Family Says" is from the January 07, 2017 National section of The Washington Post. It was written by Mark Berman, William Wan, Sari Horwitz and Cleve R. Wootson Jr. and narrated by Jill Melancon.

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    • These Muslim Families Sought Refuge in America's Heartland. Now, Trump's Visa Ban Is Tearing Them Apart.

    • By: Steve Friess, William Wan
    • Narrated by: Jenny Hoops
    • Length: 9 mins
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    It took half an hour to get through to Ankara, Turkey, where they had left their pregnant daughter, Enas, and her husband three months ago. Back then, it seemed only a matter of time before the young couple would join the Badats and their three younger children in Bloomfield Township in the Detroit suburbs, where they had gained entry as Syrian refugees. Then President Trump issued his visa ban. Overnight, their world shifted.

    "These Muslim Families Sought Refuge in America's Heartland. Now, Trump's Visa Ban Is Tearing Them Apart." is from the January 29, 2017 National section of The Washington Post. It was written by Steve Friess and William Wan  and narrated by Jenny Hoops.

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    • National Security State Officials Prepare for an Unusually Chaotic Election Day

    • By: William Wan, Sari Horwitz
    • Narrated by: Jenny Hoops
    • Length: 7 mins
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    State leaders, voting experts and advocates say they are preparing for an unusual level of confusion and chaos Tuesday as voters cast their ballots in a historically bitter presidential race.

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    • Obama's China Visit Gets off to Rocky Start, Reflecting Current Relations

    • By: William Wan
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 8 mins
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    "Obama's China Visit Gets off to Rocky Start, Reflecting Current Relations" is from the September 03, 2016 World section of The Washington Post. It was written by William Wan and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • Obama Speaks at Dallas Memorial Service Honoring Five Officers Killed in Shooting

    • By: Keith L. Alexander, William Wan, Mark Berman
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 12 mins
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    "Obama Speaks at Dallas Memorial Service Honoring Five Officers Killed in Shooting" is from the July 12, 2016 National section of The Washington Post. It was written by Keith L. Alexander, William Wan and Mark Berman and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • At Least 8 Dead in 'Execution-Style' Shootings in Ohio, Authorities Say

    • By: William Wan
    • Narrated by: Jill Melancon
    • Length: 4 mins
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    "At Least 8 Dead in 'Execution-Style' Shootings in Ohio, Authorities Say" is from the April 22, 2016 National section of The Washington Post. It was written by William Wan and narrated by Jill Melancon.

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