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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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What's your favorite social network?

Twitter, without a doubt.

Running Outreach Helps Homeless Get ‘Back on Their Feet in No Time’ By the Thousands — The streets are dark and silent at 5:45 a.m. It's 19 degrees and the wind is whistling. A voice shouts "Alright everybody - circle up!" Out of the darkness pop 30 bundled-up bodies - hopping up and down, left and right, to keep warm.

Wild things: More 9-5'ers 'undoing domestication'

Surgeon with Ebola arrives in U.S. for treatment — A surgeon infected with Ebola while treating patients in Sierra Leone arrived in Nebraska on Saturday for treatment at a biocontainment unit where two other people with the disease have been successfully treated. Dr. Martin Salia, who was diagnosed with Ebola on Monday, landed at Eppley Airfield in Omaha on Saturday afternoon and was being transported to the Nebraska Medical Center.

Hong Kong activists denied entry to Beijing — HONG KONG (AP) - Three Hong Kong students who have led protests for greater democracy in the former British colony were denied in their attempt Saturday to go to Beijing to meet with top Chinese officials.

More retailers offering last-minute Christmas delivery — Growing numbers of retailers will push holiday delivery deadlines to the last minute possible, even after shipping companies failed last year to keep pace with record demand and left thousands of angry customers without presents under their Christmas trees.

Rochester rates high in study of LGBT acceptance — Rochester tied with New York City for the highest ranking of New York state cities on a newly released study assessing LGBT equality across America. The Human Rights Campaign, a national LGBT civil rights organization, ranked 353 U.S.

In LGBT-friendly ranking, Springfield continues to lag behind St. Louis, Kansas City

What I Learned Running the Shanghai Half Marathon on One of China’s Smoggiest Days — We've all read about it - some of us have even experienced it: China's cities are a pollution nightmare. One of my best friends lives in Shanghai and he knew he could rope me into a visit if he dangled a race in front of me. Shanghai Half Marathon?

Why Are So Many Races Getting Cancelled Lately? — Colleen Hendry was furious when she showed up to the Fly Girl 5K Run in Providence, Rhode Island and found no race anywhere. "We thought something wasn't right because we didn't get any event emails the week or days before," Hendry recalls. "Full on scam! Fake company got away with our money!"

3 Calif. trick-or-treaters killed in hit-and-run — Los Angeles police were searching Saturday for the motorist who killed three13-year-oldgirlsin a hit-and-run on Halloween. The girls, two twins and a friend, were in a crosswalk while trick-or-treating near an elementary school when an SUV with two men inside hit them about 6:45 p.m., police and fire officials said.
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Nov 27, 2014

Alright! I am on #BlackFriday reporting duty bright and early tomorrow - where will you be going? Tips for who is offering the best deals?

Nov 27, 2014

I have seen three shopping cart collisions in 5 minutes tonight at @Target. Not bad! Especially since two of them were driven by children.

Nov 27, 2014

There is a friendly @Target employee helping distribute shopping carts at the entrance. Nice guy!

Nov 27, 2014

Target employee has instructions for shoppers: "No running. Electronics are straight back and to the right. Questions? Ask someone in red."

Nov 27, 2014

Through the glass doors at @Target, you can see dozens of employees dressed in red just waiting. Calm before the storm. Shoppers coming in!

Nov 27, 2014

The line to get into Target is finally starting to move. Some of these people have been waiting for three hours.

Nov 27, 2014

RT @KPlows: "Positivity and love.You just can’t shake it.” Thx @ndiblasio Running outreach helps homeless get back on their feet…

Nov 27, 2014

Some toy aisles are empty in @Walmart right now - but the sales haven't started yet.

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