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Writer, The Slatest News Blog and Assistant Producer, NPR — NPR, Slate
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Writing for @Slate. Previously covered India for @NPRNews & @TIME.

Pregnant Popeyes manager fired for not repaying money stolen during robbery.

slate.com — If you live in Channelview, Texas and have applied for a job at the Popeyes there-don't do it. And, no, it has nothing to do with the outlet's mindfulness policies; it's that they might make you pay for the deep fryer if it breaks. Sound absurd? Consider this: Marissa Holcomb,...

Russian TV reporter’s cigarette butt starts fire during wildfire.

slate.com — There's a proven scientific link between fires and wildfires. But apparently Russian journalist Mikhail Akinchenko wasn't briefed on the physics of fire before heading off to report on the deadly wildfires raging in Siberia that have claimed 34 lives and injured 600. Akinchenko, a reporter for Russian state television's Channel...

Ebola drug effective for study monkeys.

slate.com — While the Ebola epidemic in West Africa and beyond has begun to wane, the race to find a drug to help fight, or prevent, another outbreak continues. Since there is no cure or vaccine for the virus, any progress on finding a treatment is a welcome sign. On Wednesday, a...

Barry Bonds PED obstruction of justice conviction overturned.

slate.com — A federal appeals court on Wednesday overturned Barry Bonds' obstruction of justice felony conviction related to performance enhancing drugs, undoing the only criminal conviction to come from the years-long investigation of the former slugger. The 2011 conviction grew out of answers Bonds gave to a grand jury in 2003. During...

Kentucky indicts bourbon whiskey stealing syndicate.

slate.com — It doesn't quite have the panache of a high stakes art heist, but as far as heists go, a high priced bourbon swindling syndicate has its fair share of glamour. On Tuesday, a Kentucky grand jury put an end to what amounted to a seven-year run of whiskey theft by...

Oklahoma acknowledges earthquakes link to drilling.

slate.com — Last year, Oklahoma recorded 585 earthquakes in the state with a magnitude of three or higher. In 2013, there were 109; before 2008, Oklahoma averaged two earthquakes of that size a year. After years of ignoring growing scientific evidence that the increase in seismic activity was linked to the disposal...

Blob-like “Fatberg” removed from London sewer.

slate.com — Most people don't go mucking around in the sewer, but if you were asked what went on down there you would assume it wasn't pretty. If you needed empirical evidence that falling down a manhole and getting trapped in the sewer was, in fact, nightmare-worthy, well, now you have it....

Saudi Arabia announces end of Yemen bombing.

slate.com — Saudi Arabia announced an end to its nearly month-long bombing of Yemen on Tuesday and says it is now pivoting to pursue a political resolution to the ongoing turmoil in the country. The Saudi-led campaign was launched after the Houthi rebels, suspected of receiving Iranian support, successfully sent the U.S.-backed...

U.S. aircraft carrier to Yemen to deter Iran.

slate.com — The U.S. Navy on Tuesday dispatched an aircraft carrier to the waters around Yemen as a heightened response to Iran supplying Houthi rebels in their fight against the U.S.-backed Yemeni regime that is currently in hiding. The USS Theodore Roosevelt is meant to be a deterrent in the Gulf of...

Iowa Bird flu outbreak requires euthanization of millions of hens.

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