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Writer, The Slatest News Blog — Slate

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

Emails show Michigan Gov. office new of Flint water Legionnaires’ link for months.

slate.com — On Jan. 13, less than three weeks ago, Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder announced the drinking water for Genesee County, the county encompassing Flint, could be linked to two outbreaks of Legionnaires' disease in the area. Snyder said he had been notified of public health emergency days before the announcement.

Johnny Manziel’s ex-girlfriend Colleen Crowley says he assaulted, threatened to kill her.

slate.com — NFL quarterback Johnny Manziel's personal and professional problems took a turn for the (more) serious on Thursday with a Forth Worth police report alleging the Heisman winner assaulted and threatened to kill his ex-girlfriend over the weekend.

Black Lives Matter activist DeRay Mckesson is running for mayor of Baltimore.

slate.com — Political activist DeRay Mckesson, who made his name in Ferguson as part of the Black Lives Matter movement, announced Wednesday he is running for mayor of Baltimore. Mckesson, a Baltimore native, will run as a Democrat in the crowded mayoral race in the heavily left-leaning city.
Feb 04, 2016

RT @Slate: Black Lives Matter activist DeRay Mckesson runs for mayor of Baltimore: slate.me/1PlEr4d pic.twitter.com/EVgpjzMtZ7

Robert Durst gets seven years for gun plea deal, now faces L.A. murder trial.

slate.com — The latest twist in the bizarre saga that is Robert Durst's life will involve jail time-likely seven years of it. The New York real estate heir, whose allegedly murderous tendencies were captured and magnified last year in the HBO documentary series The Jinx, agreed Wednesday to plead guilty to a Louisiana weapons charge for a .38-caliber revolver found in his New Orleans hotel room in March 2015.
Feb 03, 2016

RT @Slate: Robert Durst gets seven years in prison for gun plea deal, now faces L.A. murder trial: slate.me/20acj94 pic.twitter.com/S3cENctJIW

Feb 03, 2016

RT @Slate: Robert Durst gets seven years in prison for gun plea deal, now faces L.A. murder trial: slate.me/20acj94 pic.twitter.com/S3cENctJIW

Judge orders Bill Cosby sexual assault case to go ahead.

slate.com — A Pennsylvania judge ruled Wednesday that Bill Cosby was not granted immunity from prosecution in 2005 when the then-District Attorney decided not to prosecute the comedian for the alleged sexual assault of Andrea Constand.
Feb 03, 2016

RT @Slate: Judge rules Bill Cosby does not have immunity, orders sexual assault case to go ahead: slate.me/20a4G2x pic.twitter.com/CBUcbgsGF8

Donald Trump says skipping debate might have cost him Iowa.

slate.com — Second place Iowa finisher Donald Trump appeared to be in an unusually introspective mood Tuesday as the race shifted to New Hampshire. Losing, looking back, and second guessing are not familiar components of the Trump repertoire, but during an event in Milford, New Hampshire, Trump admitted skipping last week's Fox News debate *might* have cost him first place in Iowa.
Feb 03, 2016

Donald Trump says skipping debate might have cost him Iowa: slate.com/blogs/the_slat… via @slate

Feb 03, 2016

Donald Trump says skipping debate *might* have cost him Iowa >> slate.me/1P5g78J

The Intercept, says former reporter made up quotes and sources.

slate.com — The Intercept announced a series of fabrications by one of its staff writers, Juan Thompson, in a note posted on the site Tuesday from editor-in-chief Betsy Reed. Thompson was a staff reporter at the Glenn Greenwald, Laura Poitras, and Jeremy Scahill-founded investigative site with a national security bent for a little over a year before being fired in December.
Feb 03, 2016

Maybe don't hire a cheap "cub reporter." Investigative news site Intercept says reporter made up quotes, sources: slate.com/blogs/the_slat…

First case of sexually transmitted Zika virus confirmed in Texas.

slate.com — The already troubling spread of the Zika virus got a bit more menacing on Tuesday when health officials in Texas confirmed the first known transmission of the virus through sexual contact. Previously, the only known way the virus could be spread was through mosquito bites.

Justice to review San Francisco police amid discrimination complaints.

slate.com — The Justice Department announced Monday it will be reviewing the use of force procedures and practices of the San Francisco Police Department, at the request of city officials and community leaders. The two-year audit is unlike the more stringent DOJ civil rights division investigations in that along with being voluntary, the review will not result in a court-mandated legal settlement, just recommendations.
Feb 01, 2016

RT @Slate: Justice Dept. to review San Francisco Police Dept. amid complaints of discrimination: slate.me/1Q9orSF pic.twitter.com/haozLA2Hgo

Emails show state workers got purified water coolers in Flint.

slate.com — The Flint, Michigan, water story gets worse by the day. Thursday's new low for the city, state, and administration of Republican Gov. Rick Snyder is the revelation that while state officials were assuring Flint residents their water was safe to drink-which they did until October of last year-they were also busy installing purified water coolers in state office buildings in the city dating back to Jan.
Jan 28, 2016

RT @Slate: Flint government workers got purified water while the public drank contaminated water: slate.me/1OTs7Kp pic.twitter.com/VocJgS1foN

Jan 31, 2016

RT @Slate: Flint government workers got purified water while the public drank contaminated water: slate.me/1SQUKvw pic.twitter.com/YbpCCrNwnf

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Feb 05, 2016

Holy shit. The horror of this is psychically affecting even though it's radio waves away. twitter.com/NPR/status/695…

Feb 03, 2016

RT @satopol: My story about him, weapons smuggling, in Ubari, which has become dangerous for him to remain with his family: harpers.org/archive/2014/1… 3/3

Feb 03, 2016

RT @satopol: "We need help from NATO! Use your fingers, write something. We have poor people. We have civilians dying everyday," he told me. #Libya 2/3

Feb 03, 2016

RT @satopol: Got a call from a #Libyan weapons smuggler I met two years ago. He has stopped smuggling & moved north to Tripoli bc Ubari is …

Feb 02, 2016

The BBC's headline style guide is very supportive of air quotes. pic.twitter.com/hgM2Iu1i55

Feb 02, 2016

Feel free to skip the zebra enclosure at Tokyo's Ueno Zoo, the zebras aren't even real. jezebel.com/this-japan-zoo…

Feb 02, 2016

The brightest side. “[W]e are in a three-way split decision for third place!” Lieberman said post-NH (aka 5th place) qz.com/608038/a-histo…

Feb 01, 2016

RT @jaycaspiankang: Rubio an inspiration right now for everyone who was nominated for anything, lost, but wanted to give a speech anyway

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