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Writer, The Slatest News Blog — Slate

Writing for @Slate. Previously covered India for @NPRNews & @TIME.

ISIS claims Tunisia bombing that killed 12 members of presidential guard.

slate.com — ISIS claimed responsibility on Wednesday for another deadly terrorist strike in a recent string of attacks, this time in Tunisia. The attack took place on Tuesday on a bus carrying presidential guards in the capital of Tunis when a suicide bomber detonated what is believed to be a backpack or a belt, killing 12 officers.

Liberia Ebola death first since being declared free of virus.

slate.com — A 15-year-old boy in Liberia died of Ebola on Monday, according to health officials, marking the first case of the virus since the country was declared free of the disease in September. The death was also the first Ebola fatality since July.
Nov 25, 2015

RT @Slate: Liberia backslides in Ebola fight; records first death since being declared virus-free. slate.me/1I9Gydl pic.twitter.com/zgxD2DtIh8

Chicago protests following Laquan McDonald shooting video release.

slate.com — On Tuesday evening, the city of Chicago released grisly footage of the shooting of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald on Oct. 24, 2014. Last week, a Cook County judge ordered the footage be made public and Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel held a press conference appealing for calm ahead of the release of the dashcam footage that shows white Chicago Police Officer Jason Van Dyke shooting McDonald, who is black, 16 times on the street.

Washington defensive end says NFL refs making calls based on team name.

slate.com — Following the Carolina Panthers 44-16 demolition of the Washington NFL Team on Sunday, the losers were, understandably, searching for answers as it dropped to 4-6 on the year. Four wins in ten games actually isn't all that bad for Dan Snyder's personal piggybank of a franchise, but that's besides the point.
Nov 25, 2015

RT @Slate: Washington player says NFL refs aren’t giving them calls because team's name. slate.me/1MzIquJ pic.twitter.com/aWlHqzl3N4

Ahmed Mohamed demands $15 million for Texas school “hoax bomb” clock arrest.

slate.com — Lawyers for the family of Texas teenager Ahmed Mohamed-better known as the "clock kid"-demanded $15 million from the city of Irving and its school district for the reaction to the homemade clock Mohamed brought to school in September.

State Department issues worldwide travel alert due to terrorist threats.

slate.com — A series of high profile terrorist attacks over the past several weeks has governments around the work on high alert. On Monday, the U.S. State Department issued a worldwide travel alert for American citizens stating: "current information suggests that [ISIS] (aka Da'esh), al-Qaida, Boko Haram, and other terrorist groups continue to plan terrorist attacks in multiple regions."

New exclusive LAX terminal for Los Angeles celebrities.

slate.com — Status takes many forms. Most of them come into direct contact at the airport. It's where Southwest passengers eat Cinnabon waiting for flights to places like Tucson while (briefly) breathing the same air as the rich and famous wearing their baseball hats low and sunglasses indoors.
Nov 19, 2015

New celebrity-only terminal means soon LAX will be full of khakied normals. slate.com/blogs/the_slat… via @slate

Nov 20, 2015

The big city airport is (was?) the American melting pot you didn’t know you were looking for. slate.com/blogs/the_slat…

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American teenager Ezra Schwartz killed in Israel attack.

slate.com — An American teenager was killed during an attack in the West Bank Thursday that killed three people. Ezra Schwartz was 18 years old and a recent high school graduate from Massachusetts who was spending the year studying at a religious school.

ISIS says it executed a Chinese and Norwegian hostage.

slate.com — ISIS announced on Wednesday it had executed two hostages, publishing images in its English-language magazine that appeared to show a Chinese and a Norwegian citizen had been shot to death. A full-page photo of the men included a caption, according to Agence France-Presse, that read: "Executed after being abandoned by the (infidel) nations and organizations."

Allegedly planned Paris terror attacks.

slate.com — Uncertainty remained throughout the day Wednesday over whether a massive pre-dawn raid by French police killed alleged Paris attack planner Abdelhamid Abaaoud. The Washington Post , citing "two senior European intelligence officials," is reporting the suspected ringleader was killed when police stormed an apartment building in the suburb of Saint-Denis during the seven-hour police operation.
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Nov 20, 2015

The big city airport is (was?) the American melting pot you didn’t know you were looking for. slate.com/blogs/the_slat…

Nov 20, 2015

RT @daveweigel: Fox intros a report on Mali as "another terrorist attack threatening Americans at this hour."

Nov 19, 2015

New celebrity-only terminal means soon LAX will be full of khakied normals. slate.com/blogs/the_slat… via @slate

Nov 19, 2015

RT @WillMHDavies: Real shame the last word of this headline couldn't fit on same line pic.twitter.com/zbD8CAvnjK

Nov 18, 2015

In other news from the struggle. Snowboarders sue to gain access to skiers-only Utah resort nypost.com/2015/11/17/sno…

Nov 18, 2015

RT @david_j_roth: The broader point is that CNN has hired, in Lemon and Wolf Blitzer, people who appear never to have visited any city or town on earth.

Nov 18, 2015

RT @david_j_roth: I feel like Don Lemon is totally in the dark on some basic things. Like, he has no idea what soup is, and has never heard of convertibles.

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