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

Greece defaults on IMF loan ahead of euro referendum.

slate.com — At 1 a.m. Wednesday morning in Athens, Greece failed to make a $1.7 billion loan payment and officially defaulted on its loan from the International Monetary Fund. The I.M.F., which doesn't technically use the word "default" instead declared Greece in arrears. That is of course not good news for Greece,...

U.S. and Cuba to re-establish diplomatic ties, reopen embassies after 50 years.

slate.com — The gradual warming of relations between the U.S. and Cuba continued on Tuesday with the news that the two will formally restore diplomatic relations and reopen embassies. The final agreement is expected to be announced on Wednesday and the U.S. embassy is Havana should be up and running in July....

Obama plan to expand workers eligible for overtime pay.

slate.com — President Obama announced on Monday night a proposed change to the overtime rules that would expand who was automatically eligible for overtime by 5 million workers. Obama's proposal, which wouldn't be implemented until 2016, would double the pay a salaried worker could make and still remain eligible for time-and-a-half overtime...

California sends strict vaccination bill ending religious and personal exemptions to governor.

slate.com — The California state Senate on Monday approved a stricter bill that would make vaccinations mandatory for more schoolchildren, clearing the final legislative hurdle for SB277, and sending the bill to Gov. Jerry Brown's desk. Brown has not stated publically whether he would sign the measure that would end personal or...

Phil Mickelson paid $3 million to bookie busted for money laundering.

slate.com — A sidenote in a money laundering case in California led ESPN straight to the door of Phil Mickelson on Monday. The network's Outside the Lines investigative crew is reporting that a 56-year-old former sports gambler pleaded guilty to acting as an intermediary between Phil Mickelson and an illegal offshore gambling...

In a twist, Florida State quarterback suspended for punching female student at bar.

slate.com — The tradition of Florida State quarterbacks violence against women continued on Thursday night when freshman QB De'Andre Johnson was indefinitely suspended from the team after he allegedly punched a female FSU student at a bar Wednesday night. The continuing saga of FSU signal callers' crimes against women comes via ESPN....

Donald Trump to sue Univision for cancelling Miss Universe.

slate.com — Donald Trump's campaign for President of the United States is run much like a reality TV show-keep the cameras hot and the drama at a boil. Trump's affinity for the limelight and general worldview makes the strategy easy enough to implement. But there are, of course, downsides to letting Trump...

Scott Walker loosens gun restrictions in Wisconsin.

slate.com — Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker signed two bills on Wednesday making it easier to buy and carry guns in the state. Though the bills-one of which eliminates the 48-hour waiting period to buy a handgun-were passed by the state legislature before last week's shooting in Charleston, the presumptive Republican presidential candidate's signing...

Bobby Jindal video announces running for president.

slate.com — Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal would like to be president. A lot. He's felt that way for some time now. The only problem is to become president other people have to want you to be president too. This has proven problematic for Jindal and has led to a series of increasingly...

WikiLeaks releases U.S. spied on three French presidents.

slate.com — Like all good American allies, French leaders, like their German counterparts, were on the wrong end of NSA eavesdropping, a newly released cache of WikiLeaks documents finds. As you may remember, the Germans weren't their characteristically easygoing selves when it was discovered the NSA was listening in on Chancellor Angela...
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Jun 30, 2015

How global finance is a lot like love: Greece defaulted, but is not *in* default.

Jun 30, 2015

Here's one industry that will be totally screwed by Obama's new overtime rules: the media. slate.com/blogs/moneybox… via @slate

Jun 30, 2015

RT @Indiegogo: We're experiencing connectivity issues due to overwhelming worldwide interest in the @GreekBailout campaign. Thanks for your patience.

Jun 30, 2015

How is the #USWNT not the most technical @ #WWC? With the advantages of history, #s & $. An indictment of US player development writ large.

Jun 30, 2015

Even the vocabulary of the Greece negotiations shows the vast disparity of what's at stake for both sides. #grexit pic.twitter.com/LMmDyFvBUk

Jun 29, 2015

Escaped prisoners David Sweat & Richard Matt were American & murderers & heading to Mexico. In other news, Donald Trump's head just exploded

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