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    • Is America Still the Leader of the Free World?

    • By: Anne Applebaum
    • Narrated by: Jenny Hoops
    • Length: 5 mins
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    For the United States and for Europe, the moment of reckoning has now arrived: The West as we know it is nearing the end of its life. The United States of America has just elected as president a man who not only brags about groping women and swindles his business partners but who also openly dislikes America’s traditional allies—and Europeans most of all.

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    • France Bans Plastic Plates and Cutlery

    • By: James McAuley
    • Narrated by: Jenny Hoops
    • Length: 2 mins
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    PARIS - France has apparently become the first country in the world to ban plastic plates, cups and utensils, passing a law that will go into effect in 2020. Exceptions will be allowed for items made of compostable, biosourced materials.

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    • Can Artificial Intelligence Help You Find an Outfit? Macy's Is Giving It a Try

    • By: Sarah Halzack
    • Narrated by: Jenny Hoops
    • Length: 3 mins
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    "Can Artificial Intelligence Help You Find an Outfit? Macy's Is Giving It a Try" is from the July 20, 2016 Technology section of The Washington Post. It was written by Sarah Halzack and narrated by Jenny Hoops.

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    • After Gaining Legitimacy, Can Online Higher Education Replace Traditional College?

    • By: Jeffrey J. Selingo
    • Narrated by: Jenny Hoops
    • Length: 6 mins
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    For much of their modern existance, distance-education courses have suffered from an image problem.

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    • Why the Mediterranean Diet Works: It's Not Just the Food—It's How You Eat It

    • By: Ellie Krieger
    • Narrated by: Jenny Hoops
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    The magic of the Mediterranean diet is that it manages to satisfy both chefs and nutritionists. With its bounty of vegetables, fruit, nuts and grains, its garlic and herb seasonings, its luxurious use of olive oil and, of course, good wine, it offers plenty of inspiration for any food lover.

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    • Why Clean-Tech and Driverless Cars Are the Future of 'German Engineering'

    • By: Brian Fung, Steven Overly
    • Narrated by: Jenny Hoops
    • Length: 6 mins
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    The day when intelligent, automated cars will ferry many of us around is still a long way off. But even partly automated vehicles, such as Tesla’s Model S, have recently raised questions about their safety and reliability. And amid mounting scrutiny over this technology, German officials are proposing that all new vehicles equipped with autopilot features come with a “black box” akin to the flight recorders found on airplanes

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    • How Planting Trees in Cities Can Save Thousands of Lives

    • By: Chelsea Harvey
    • Narrated by: Jenny Hoops
    • Length: 6 mins
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    The study indicates that a global investment of $3.2 billion throughout 245 of the world’s largest cities—that’s about $4 per resident—could reduce pollution-related mortalities by anywhere from 2.7 to 8.7 percent, saving up to 36,000 lives every year.

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    • Seeking 'To Be Visible,' More Americans 65 and Older Are Getting Plastic Surgery

    • By: Tara Bahrampour
    • Narrated by: Jenny Hoops
    • Length: 7 mins
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    According to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, the number of people 65 and older getting facelifts and cosmetic eyelid surgeries has more than doubled over the last two decades, with much of that increase occurring over the last five years.

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    • The Eternal Mystique of Goldman Sachs

    • By: Dan Zak
    • Narrated by: Jenny Hoops
    • Length: 10 mins
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    Goldman Sachs. The name feels like the bob of a yacht in Biarritz and tastes like the marbling of a Wagyu steak. It sounds like money being moved, invested, tripled, then moved again to avoid taxes and bubbles and crashes. Its headquarters on Lower Manhattan’s West Street smells like wealth, from the handsomely kitted-out coffee station on the 11th floor down to the $5 million, 1,800-square-foot painting commissioned for its lobby.

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    • This Is the Kind of Sexism Women Who Want to Be Doctors Deal with in Med School

    • By: Allyson Herbst
    • Narrated by: Jenny Hoops
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    The medical profession is rife with daily indignities and structural bias against women.

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    • Indonesia's Top Court Weighs Ban on Sex Outside Marriage

    • By: Jon Emont
    • Narrated by: Jenny Hoops
    • Length: 7 mins
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    Indonesia’s highest court is deliberating whether sex outside of marriage should be made illegal in the world’s third-largest democracy, in the latest push by conservative Islamist organizations to reform the country’s relatively secular legal code.

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    • Why Running Is the Perfect Time for Podcasts

    • By: Carolee Belkin Walker
    • Narrated by: Jenny Hoops
    • Length: 10 mins
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    "Why Running Is the Perfect Time for Podcasts" is from the June 1, 2016 Health section of The Washington Post. It was written by Carolee Belkin Walker and narrated by Jenny Hoops.

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    • Michelle Obama Didn't Like to Discuss Her Clothes, but They Spoke Volumes

    • By: Robin Givhan
    • Narrated by: Jenny Hoops
    • Length: 16 mins
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    At the Hay-Adams this fall, members of Washington’s diplomatic community gathered inside the historic hotel’s glass-walled loft, with its postcard views of the White House, for a conversation about fashion. About clothes and their place on the world stage. The program, hosted by the State Department and Elle magazine, included a panel discussion, in which I was invited to participate, that featured designer Derek Lam.

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    • She Won the Lottery at 17. Now She Blames Euromillions Officials for ‘Ruining Her Life.’

    • By: Peter Holley
    • Narrated by: Jenny Hoops
    • Length: 4 mins
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    "I just went shopping all the time," Jane Park said. She thought it would make her life "10 times better but it’s made it 10 times worse."

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    • Forget 'Detoxing' With a Fancy Juice Cleanse. Your Body Has It Under Control.

    • By: Ellie Krieger
    • Narrated by: Jenny Hoops
    • Length: 6 mins
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    No doubt we will be pummeled by that word and its cousin “detox” over the next few weeks as the diet industry jumps on its big window of opportunity with resolution makers. Despite that, those who know chemistry agree that some foods and drinks are more protective than others. So apart from all the hype, is there anything true or helpful about the notion of detoxing?

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    • Ancient Fossils Reveal a Sticky Dinosaur Death Trap

    • By: Brian Switek
    • Narrated by: Jenny Hoops
    • Length: 3 mins
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    The raptors of the "Jurassic Park" movies were tenacious, nearly unstoppable villains. But if the fleeing humans had been able to find a patch of quicksand, the films might have wrapped up much more quickly. Based upon new findings extracted from a 9-ton block of rock and bone from eastern Utah, some squishy sediment could literally stop even the most rapacious raptors dead in their tracks.

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    • How the AK-47 and AR-15 Evolved into Rifles of Choice for Mass Killers

    • By: C.J. Chivers
    • Narrated by: Jenny Hoops
    • Length: 8 mins
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    "How the AK-47 and AR-15 Evolved into Rifles of Choice for Mass Killers" is from the August 04, 2016 World section of The New York Times. It was written by C.J. Chivers and narrated by Jenny Hoops.

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    • Indonesia Savored Its Ties to Obama. Now It Prepares to Say Goodbye.

    • By: Jon Emont
    • Narrated by: Jenny Hoops
    • Length: 7 mins
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    When Barack Obama visited Jakarta in 2010, on his first state visit to Indonesia, university students lined up outside the hall starting at 4 a.m., eager to catch a glimpse of the American president who had spent four years of his youth here.

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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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    • Donald Trump Wins the Presidency in Stunning Upset over Clinton

    • By: Karen Tumulty, Philip Rucker, Anne Gearan
    • Narrated by: Jenny Hoops
    • Length: 16 mins
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    Donald Trump was elected the nation’s 45th president in the stunning culmination of a campaign that defied expectations and conventions at every turn and galvanized legions of aggrieved Americans in a loud repudiation of the status quo.

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