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

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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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Massive storm in US poised to ruin travel plans for thousands — Starting Tuesday, the system - stretching from the Midwest down to the South and up the East Coast - will bring heavy rain, thunderstorms and strong winds that are likely to cause travel headaches on the roads and flight delays from the Great Lakes to the Mid-Atlantic and New England.

Protesters against police violence march in D.C., NYC — WASHINGTON - A booming voice came over a loudspeaker: "No justice!" The scattered crowd of thousands immediately responded: "No peace!" then began walking toward a stage in the middle of Freedom Plaza, just two blocks from the White House.

The Amazing Adventure of Running a Marathon in Curaçao — It's not every day that you're nine miles into your marathon when the roosters wake up. At 5:30 a.m. it seemed like every home in Curaçao had it's own personal rooster alarm clock signaling that it was time to wake up. I laughed to myself when I realized I'd been awake since 2:30 a.m.

Crowds steady as Black Friday begins — Black Friday crowds remained steady Friday morning as retailers reported an unprecedented day of shopping on Thanksgiving. More than 15,000 people showed up at Macy's flagship at Herald Square in New York; Target reported online sales were up more than 40% from last year; Walmart had more than 22 million customers in stores.

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.
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Dec 22, 2014

RT @BrentSum: If you are thinking about starting a podcast and want a guaranteed audience, name it 'Cereal'

Dec 21, 2014

A lot happened this weekend. If you weren't tuned into the news, here is what you should know going into the week:

Dec 21, 2014

The gunman who ambushed and killed two NYPD officers told bystanders moments earlier to "watch what I'm going to do"

Dec 21, 2014

Suspect in NYPD deaths wrote: "I'm putting wings on pigs today. They take 1 of ours, let's take 2 of theirs."

Dec 21, 2014

WATCH: Dozens of police officers turn their backs on NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio as he walks by in hospital.

Dec 20, 2014

Who were the NYPD shooting victims? One got married two months ago. The other just celebrated his 40th birthday.

Dec 20, 2014

"It looks like a war zone — disgusting. It's just senseless." 2 NYC officers dead in ambush-style shooting

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