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Washington, D.C.
Breaking News Reporter — USA Today
Covers:  Social Media, Breaking News, Public Safety, Weather, Children, Health, Animals, Trends, Small Business, United States, Nation, World News, Crime, Cybercrime
Doesn't Cover: Sports, Music

USA TODAY breaking news reporter, USA NOW broadcast host, Paul Miller fellow, President-elect of the American News Women's Club

Natalie DiBlasio's Biography

USA TODAY breaking news reporter, USA NOW broadcast host, Paul Miller fellow, President-elect of the American News Women's Club, University of Vermont alum, avid runner.

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Twitter, without a doubt.

MCM Preview: Jon Deitchman

runwashington.com — Jon Deitchman was 16 when he fell to the floor in the fourth quarter of his high school basketball game. He was having a heart attack. "I wasn't feeling good in the fourth quarter, got dizzy, passed out and woke up in the intensive care unit in a Fairfax hospital," Deitchman, now 33, recalled.

Report: Brown's blood found in Mo. cop's car

wcnc.com — Forensic tests just released in the Ferguson, Mo., police shooting of an unarmed black teenager more than two months ago are shedding new light on the incident. Tests found now-deceased Michael Brown's blood on Officer Darren Wilson's gun, police car door and uniform, The New York Times reported in an article in Saturday's paper.

ClassPass launches in DC (Here’s what you need to know)

runnersbreakfast.com — ClassPass is in D.C.! For those who haven't heard of it, here is the gist: Sign up for ClassPass in your city (in my case, D.C.) and take classes at each of more than 60 fitness/gym facilities. There is a max of three classes per facility, but as long as you don't mind hopping around...

Language, cultural disconnects fuel Ebola fear

usatoday.com — When the Chinese community in New York City developed a sudden and irrational fear of Ebola-carrying salmon last week, New York Hospital Queens fielded the strange calls and quashed the rumor. You can't get ebola from the fish, hospital staff assured the callers.

Wait - what? Man arrested after trying to avoid police on Chicago Marathon course

runnersbreakfast.com — Well, this is one way to hide from police. Bryan Duffy, 29, is being held in the Cook County Jail after trying to evade police by hopping in on the Chicago Marathon course on Sunday, WGNtv reports. Police said they became suspicious after finding Duffy digging in flower pots along the course.

ZOOMA race series tries its hand at trail races (and comes out on top)

runnersbreakfast.com — I've never done more than a few miles on a trail - but I've always wanted to. For me, if I have an open weekend on my calendar I am hunting for a race. It seemed like fate when inaugural ZOOMA trail race dubbed "Dirty Damsel" popped up on my Facebook newsfeed the day I found...

Businesses wrestle with insurance in Ebola's wake

usatoday.com — Sal Pain's hazardous waste removal company has transported trash contaminated with the scariest of the scary, be it anthrax or asbestos, legionella to MRSA. Now, for the first time in 30 years, he's facing a business challenge like none before. His insurers won't cover him for Ebola. "Ebola is different," Pain says.

Peace Corps applications rise sharply after reforms

usatoday.com — peac The Peace Corps has seen a 70% rise in applications after what it calls the broadest reform in the agency's history More than 17,300 Americans applied for the Peace Corps in 2014 - a 22-year high for the international volunteer organization.

Police say pub crawls 'out of control'

usatoday.com — WASHINGTON -- Clad in a bright pink shirt with matching lipstick, Betsy Wilson and Chris Hogan are dressed head to toe in neon outfits, excitedly bouncing off the metro at Dupont Circle. It's their friend's 21st birthday, and they are celebrating in style with the Bright-n-Pint Bar Crawl.

CDC director: To keep Ebola away, fight it in Africa

ksdk.com — The first priority of federal health officials is to protect Americans from Ebola, but "an outbreak anywhere is potentially a threat everywhere," the head of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Sunday. CDC director Thomas Frieden also said that health officials are looking for one unidentified person who may have had contact with Dallas patient Thomas Eric Duncan.
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Oct 30, 2014

RT @JRCarrollCJ: Obamacare an issue in 2014 midterms? It's in only abt. 14% of all ads, @KaiserFamFound study says. bit.ly/1FYV4Ao

Oct 30, 2014

@juliefraz Hey lady - sounds like you and I will be hangin' in the woods next week!

Oct 30, 2014

@runpacers What I mean is season pass and then year pass. Two options. I'd opt for the year personally - love Pacers races

Oct 30, 2014

@runpacers Could offer options. 3 race pass for a discount? Full series pass for bigger discount? @RunRocknRoll has something similar



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