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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.

Who shoveled the Boston Marathon finish line? — Twitter exploded with an attempt to find out who was responsible for shoveling the Boston Marathon finish line in this photo taken by twitter user @PhillyIdol1017. The hashtag #whoshoveledthefinishline flooded with thankful people hunting for the noble shoveler of Boylston Street. "Everyone is trying to find out who this mystery human is," wrote Boston Magazine.

Nike Women series cuts D.C. half marathon, adds Toronto 15K — The long-awaited announcement from Nike Women has finally come - and U.S. runners aren't thrilled. Toronto will be the race replacement for the D.C. race, leaving San Francisco as the only U.S. race in the 2015 Nike Women's series. Nike, which announced the highly popular Run Nike Women Series will not be "running the streets of...

Why Have Marathon & Half Marathon Races Become So Expensive? — For runners, planning a season of races means budgeting. For those hunting for a races every open weekend, entry fees add up. Everything from a $5 community 5K to the $255 New York City Marathon takes a toll on the bank account. So, where is all of your money going?

What Is #RunChat, And Why Should You Try It? — Hundreds of messages awaited me at the finish line of my first marathon, the Rock 'n' Roll USA in Washington D.C. Most of them were from people I've never met. When I decided I wanted to run my first marathon over a year ago, I read everything marathon-related I could get my hands on: books, magazines, blogs.

Mayor: NYPD officer 'walked a path of courage' — NEW YORK -- Thousands of police officers and other mourners filled the streets of Brooklyn's Bensonhurst neighborhood under dreary, overcast skies Sunday to pay homage to a police officer shot to death while sitting in a patrol car last month. Uniformed police officers from across the nation joined family, friends and loved ones for the funeral of officer Wenjian Liu.

10 Reasons You Should Run a Half Marathon in 2015 — Running a half marathon is far from easy. It takes time, energy, focus and determination. Sometimes it feels like all you get in return are blisters, an increased appetite and a ton of laundry.

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.
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Feb 01, 2015

Sights from Mark Wahlberg's Super Bowl party in AZ last night. So cool. Clydesdales, food galore, ski lift photos!

Jan 31, 2015

Nothing like crying hysterically at a sad movie while sitting in the middle seat between strangers on an airplane.

Jan 30, 2015

I think I will eat this entire pint of ice cream by myself. Yes. I will. #Friday

Jan 30, 2015

RT @laurenfleshman: I wonder if @nfl players have to pay an entry fee to play in the Super Bowl. #USATFindoors

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