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Writer, The Slatest News Blog and Assistant Producer, NPR — NPR, Slate
As seen in:  NPR, Slate, National Post

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

McDonald’s launches Big Mac fashion line in Sweden.

slate.com — McDonald's is having a bit of an existential crisis at the moment. It's sales numbers continue to slide-perhaps because the exchange rate for "lovin'" isn't what they anticipated it would be-and the company is looking for ways to reinvent itself, to make its glorious comeback. Until that eureka moment dawns...

New York City explosion causes fire in East Village.

slate.com — An explosion in New York City's East Village Thursday caused a five-story apartment building to catch fire and collapse causing at least a dozen injuries, several of them critical. The New York Fire Department said early reports indicate the fire was caused by a gas explosion and some 250 firefighters...

Saudi Arabia launches airstrikes against rebels in Yemen.

slate.com — Saudi Arabia launched airstrikes in Yemen on Wednesday as part of a military offensive against Houthi rebels in the country, inserting itself into a conflict in the country that risks devolving into a full-blown proxy war. The rebels, backed by Iran, have made significant enough advances to first drive U.S.-backed...

Germanwings pilot reportedly locked out of cockpit before crash.

slate.com — While investigators are still trying to figure out what exactly happened to the Germanwings flight that crashed into the French Alps on Tuesday, on Wednesday a bit of eerie evidence came from the cockpit voice recorder, which showed that one of the pilots left the cockpit before the plane began...

U.S. Launches Iraq airstrikes on ISIS in Tikrit.

slate.com — The United States began conducting airstrikes against ISIS in the Iraqi city of Tikrit on Wednesday. The bombardment began at the request of the Iraqi government to jumpstart the lagging effort to expel ISIS fighters from the city, less than 100 miles north of Baghdad. The Associated Press characterized the...

India’s Section 66A ruled unconstitutional by Supreme Court.

slate.com — India's Supreme Court on Tuesday struck down a provision of a law that gave the government almost unlimited discretion in determining what content was offensive and meting out jail time for speech that was not to its liking. A two-judge panel ruled the law was unconstitutional because it violated free...

Former Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. said leaving prison this week.

slate.com — Former Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. will reportedly be released from federal prison on Thursday, where the son of civil rights leader has served 16 months of a two-and-a-half-year sentence for spending hundreds of thousands of dollars of campaign funds on personal purchases. The Illinois Democrat's release date from the Montgomery,...

Don Quixote author Miguel de Cervantes remains maybe found.

slate.com — Spanish investigators announced on Tuesday they believe they have found the remains of Spanish literary great Miguel de Cervantes, nearly four centuries after he was buried. The famed author of Don Quixote, considered by many the first modern novel, requested to be buried in a convent in Madrid before his...

Presbyterian Church votes to approve same-sex marriage.

slate.com — The largest Presbyterian Church in the United States on Tuesday officially changed its definition of marriage to include same-sex marriage. The final approval from the church's regional councils codifies the recommendation to broaden the definition of marriage by the Church's national General Assembly last year. The Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) now...

49ers Chris Borland retires from NFL after due to concussion concerns.

slate.com — San Francisco 49ers linebacker Chris Borland told ESPN's Outside the Lines on Monday that he is retiring from the NFL due to concerns about potential brain injuries sustained through the repetitive head trauma of playing in the league. The issue of player safety when it comes to the long-term impact...
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Mar 27, 2015

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Mar 27, 2015

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Mar 26, 2015

I was just wondering to myself: what's Richard Quest's take on all this. @CNN

Mar 26, 2015

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Mar 26, 2015

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