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    • Donald Trump Is Sworn in as President, Vows to End ‘American Carnage’

    • By: David A. Fahrenthold, Robert Costa, John Wagner
    • Narrated by: Jill Melancon
    • Length: 13 mins
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    Donald John Trump was sworn in Friday as the 45th president of the United States, after which he delivered a dark but ambitious speech promising to throw out entrenched Washington elites, end “American carnage” in cities and restore jobs lost to shuttered factories.

    "Donald Trump Is Sworn in as President, Vows to End ‘American Carnage’" is from the January 20, 2017 U.S. section of The Washington Post. It was written by David A. Fahrenthold, Robert Costa and John Wagner and narrated by Jill Melancon.

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    • Trump to Be Sworn in, Marking a Transformative Shift in the Country's Leadership

    • By: David A. Fahrenthold, Philip Rucker, John Wagner
    • Narrated by: Jenny Hoops
    • Length: 9 mins
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    On Friday morning, Trump and his wife Melania Trump attended a service at St. John’s Episcopal Church near the White House, continuing an inauguration-day tradition. One of the preachers was expected to be Robert Jeffress, a Southern Baptist minister who is pastor of a Dallas megachurch, and who has made inflammatory condemnations of both Mormonism and Islam in the past.

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    • Offer of Access to Trump and Family at Fundraiser Is Pulled Back, but Ties Remain

    • By: Matea Gold, David A. Fahrenthold
    • Narrated by: Jenny Hoops
    • Length: 6 mins
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    The initial invitation from Donald Trump Jr. and Eric Trump dangled a rare opportunity for donors willing to pony up $500,000 and more: a private reception with the new president the day after his inauguration and a hunting or fishing excursion with one of the brothers.

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    • Trump Foundation Admits to Violating Ban on ‘Self-Dealing,’ New Filing to IRS Shows

    • By: David A. Fahrenthold
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 11 mins
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    President-elect Donald Trump’s charitable foundation has admitted to the IRS that it violated a legal prohibition against “self-dealing,” which bars nonprofit leaders from using their charity’s money to help themselves, their businesses or their families.

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    • How Bannon Flattered and Coaxed Trump on Policies Key to the Alt-Right

    • By: David A. Fahrenthold, Frances Stead Sellers
    • Narrated by: Jenny Hoops
    • Length: 9 mins
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    Today, Trump is president-elect. Bannon, the former Breitbart News chief who helped guide Trump’s victorious campaign, is set to be one of the new president’s most influential advisers. The clearest public sense of how the two will work together — and what policies Bannon may try to push — can be gleaned from a series of one-on-one interviews on Bannon’s radio show between November 2015 and June of this year.

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    • Trump Boasts About His Philanthropy. But His Giving Falls Short of His Words

    • By: David A. Fahrenthold
    • Narrated by: Jill Melancon
    • Length: 26 mins
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    In the fall of 1996, a charity called the Association to Benefit Children held a ribbon-cutting in Manhattan for a new nursery school serving children with AIDS. The bold-faced names took seats up front. There was then-Mayor Rudolph W. Giuliani (R) and former mayor David Dinkins (D). TV stars Frank and Kathie Lee Gifford, who were major donors. And there was a seat saved for Steven Fisher, a developer who had given generously to build the nursery. Then, all of a sudden, there was Donald Trump.

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    • Trump Foundation Lacks the Certification Required for Charities That Solicit Money

    • By: David A. Fahrenthold
    • Length: 9 mins
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    Donald Trump’s charitable foundation — which has been sustained for years by donors outside the Trump family — has never obtained the certification that New York requires before charities can solicit money from the public, according to the state attorney general’s office.

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    • House Democrats Ask for Justice Investigation as New York AG Looks into Trump Foundation

    • By: Matt Zapotosky, David A. Fahrenthold
    • Narrated by: Jenny Hoops
    • Length: 5 mins
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    "House Democrats Ask for Justice Investigation as New York AG Looks into Trump Foundation" is from the September 13, 2016 Politics section of The Washington Post. It was written by Matt Zapotosky and David A. Fahrenthold and narrated by Jenny Hoops.

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    • Trump Used $258,000 from His Charity to Settle Legal Problems

    • By: David A. Fahrenthold
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 10 mins
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    "Donald Trump spent more than a quarter-million dollars from his charitable foundation to settle lawsuits that involved the billionaire’s for-profit businesses, according to interviews and a review of legal documents.Those cases, which together used $258,000 from Trump’s charity, were among four newly documented expenditures in which Trump may have violated laws against “self-dealing” — which prohibit nonprofit leaders from using charity money to benefit themselves or their businesses."

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    • Trump Foundation Ordered to Stop Fundraising by N.Y. Attorney General's Office

    • By: David A. Fahrenthold
    • Narrated by: Jenny Hoops
    • Length: 7 mins
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    The New York attorney general disclosed Monday that it ordered Donald Trump's personal charity to cease fundraising immediately after determining that the foundation was violating state law by soliciting donations without proper authorization.

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    • Trump Speechwriter Takes Blame for Melania Trump 'Plagiarism'

    • By: Philip Rucker, David A. Fahrenthold, Isaac Stanley-Becker
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 9 mins
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    "Trump Speechwriter Takes Blame for Melania Trump 'Plagiarism'" is from the July 20, 2016 Politics section of The Washington Post. It was written by Philip Rucker, David A. Fahrenthold and Isaac Stanley-Becker and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • Republican National Convention: As Trump Captures Nomination, Former Rivals Prepare to Take the Stage

    • By: Philip Rucker, David A. Fahrenthold, Isaac Stanley-Becker
    • Narrated by: Jenny Hoops
    • Length: 9 mins
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    "Republican National Convention: As Trump Captures Nomination, Former Rivals Prepare to Take the Stage" is from the July 20, 2016 Politics section of The Washington Post. It was written by Philip Rucker, David A. Fahrenthold and Isaac Stanley-Becker and narrated by Jenny Hoops.

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    • Donald Trump Plans to Shut Down His Charitable Foundation, Which Has Been Under Scrutiny for Months

    • By: Mark Berman, David A. Fahrenthold
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 7 mins
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    President-elect Donald Trump said he plans to shut down his charitable foundation, a decision that comes after repeated controversies over how it collected and disbursed funds.

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    • Trump Sons, Planning Expansion of Family Business, Look to Leverage Campaign Experience

    • By: Jonathan O'Connell, David A. Fahrenthold, Matea Gold
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 10 mins
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    Donald Trump’s adult sons, who are overseeing a nationwide expansion of the family business during their father’s presidency, are envisioning ways that their experiences from the campaign trail can help them establish a footing in dozens of new markets.

    "Trump Sons, Planning Expansion of Family Business, Look to Leverage Campaign Experience" is from the March 04, 2017 Politics section of The Washington Post. It was written by Jonathan O'Connell, David A. Fahrenthold and Matea Gold and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • Donald Trump Positions Himself as the Voice of 'the Forgotten Men and Women'

    • By: Philip Rucker, David A. Fahrenthold
    • Narrated by: Jenny Hoops
    • Length: 9 mins
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    "Donald Trump Positions Himself as the Voice of 'the Forgotten Men and Women'" is from the July 21, 2016 Politics section of The Washington Post. It was written by Philip Rucker and David A. Fahrenthold and narrated by Jenny Hoops.

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    • Trump Turns Mar-a-Lago Club Terrace Into Open-Air Situation Room

    • By: David A. Fahrenthold
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
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    The president was there with the Japanese prime minister when news broke that North Korea had test-fired a ballistic missile.

    "Trump Turns Mar-a-Lago Club Terrace Into Open-Air Situation Room" is from the February 13, 2017 Politics section of The Washington Post. It was written by David A. Fahrenthold and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • How Protesters Plan to Get Under Trump’s Skin Wherever He Goes

    • By: Perry Stein, David A. Fahrenthold
    • Narrated by: Jill Melancon
    • Length: 9 mins
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    Having sought to create unprecedented disruption in Washington, his critics will now seek to bring unprecedented disruption to his life as president — including demonstrations that follow him when he travels, and protests that will dog his businesses even when he doesn’t.

    "How Protesters Plan to Get Under Trump’s Skin Wherever He Goes" is from the February 04, 2017 Politics section of The Washington Post. It was written by Perry Stein and David A. Fahrenthold and narrated by Jill Melancon.

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    • Nordstrom Drops Ivanka Trump-Branded Clothing and Shoes

    • By: David A. Fahrenthold, Sarah Halzack
    • Narrated by: Jenny Hoops
    • Length: 3 mins
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    The change followed a weeks-long boycott campaign, organized by an anti-Trump activist group called “Grab Your Wallet.” The group demanded the department-store giant cease doing business with the president or his family.

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