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Senior Editor at RunHaven, USA TODAY breaking news reporter, Paul Miller fellow, President-elect of the American News Women's Club, University of Vermont alum, avid runner, triathlete in training.

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High school friends lean on each other to fight blindness — Amanda Dale and Holly Blackburn play off each other like dance partners - just a little less gracefully. The 22-year-olds have been close friends since they were on their high school track team and kept things going at the University of Central Florida as roommates. Now, as recent graduates, the two have made a point...
Feb 12, 2016

High school friends lean on each other to fight blindness — oh and run marathons.…

Stop tripping all over everything in the dark with these awesome shoe headlights — There is a path in Arlington, Va., and my running partner and I know every bump and groove. We have to! Otherwise, on those 5:30 a.m. runs, we'd fall flat on our faces. Runners know the importance of being seen. It's promoted in winter clothing campaigns and by safety officials.
Feb 10, 2016

Welp. It's winter. And it's dark. Stop tripping all over everything in the dark with these……

Slack, diversity win big at 'Crunchies' tech awards — SAN FRANCISCO - Diversity won big at last night's Crunchies awards - a stark contrast to last year's event, which was criticized for being a mostly white, male awards ceremony. Comedian Chelsea Peretti, who headlined the annual startup and technology award show, kicked the night off with a few stabs to the Silicon Valley's homogeneity.

Chelsea Peretti is ready to host tonight's 'Crunchies' — Hosting an awards show for the kind of celebrities that spend most of their time behind their computers rather than on the red carpet will be tough, but comedian Chelsea Peretti is ready for tonight's "Crunchies." Tech Crunch's annual Crunchies award show, which dubs itself "the Oscars of startups and technology," showcases the best in pioneering tech startups, entrepreneurs and investors.
Feb 08, 2016

.@ChelseaPeretti is ready to host tonight's #Crunchies awards. Who is the best in tech?

Feb 08, 2016

.@ChelseaPeretti: "I am excited to talk about Postmates and Uber, just to get some things off my chest." #Crunchies

Feb 08, 2016

Zenefits and Dorsey are nominees: Peretti is ready to host tonight's 'Crunchies' via @ndiblasio

Feb 08, 2016

RT @lauramandaro: Zenefits and Dorsey are nominees: Peretti is ready to host tonight's 'Crunchies' via @ndiblasio

My body, my run, my safety - so stop telling me to shut up about it — You'd never believe the hate mail I received when I wrote a story about catcalling for USA TODAY last August. Facebook comments called my thoughts "Overly sensitive PC garbage," "insecure" and "brainless." One asked, "Can idiots in this country be any more sensitive? Generation of wusses, looking for something to be upset about!"

'Ex's and Oh's' singer Elle King is engaged — Singer-songwriter Elle King accompanied by fiance Fergie attend Rolling Stone Live SF party in San Francisco on Saturday. (Photo: Rich Polk, Getty) Elle King can forget about Ex's and Oh's for now. The 26-year-old singer and daughter of comedian Rob Schneider had some exciting news to share with fans.

'Rolling Stone' Super Bowl party one of the hottest tickets in town — And you thought the weekend was all about Sunday's game. Well, that might be the hottest ticket in town, but celebrity-packed Super Bowl parties are a close second. The Rolling Stone party on Saturday night was a star-studded event. Athletes mingled with A-list celebs as musical guest Avicii rocked the house.

Playboy debuts first-ever non-nude issue at Super Bowl party — SAN FRANCISCO - Celebrities in town for the Super Bowl have their pick of parties to attend this weekend. 50 Cent, Cuba Gooding Jr., Jeremy Renner, Adrian Grenier, Nina Dobrev, Nick Lachey, JB Smoove, Mark Cuban, Jenna Ushkowitz, Miss Universe Pia Wurtzbach, Miss America Olivia Jordan, Marshawn Lynch, Antonio Gates, Golden Tate and Michael Sam were just a few of the celebrities who spent the night partying at Playboy's Super Bowl bash.

Uber, Lyft riders in for Super Bowl surprises — SAN FRANCISCO - Uber and Lyft riders in town for the Super Bowl might get a surprise ride by a celebrity driver, free Super Bowl tickets or severe gridlock. While major ride-hailing companies are ramping up their Super Bowl weekend promotions, some Uber drivers claim to be planning protests over recent cuts.
Feb 05, 2016

Free tickets? Severe gridlock? What's in store for Uber, Lyft riders on Super Bowl weekend via @ndiblasio

Feb 05, 2016

RT @lauramandaro: Free tickets? Severe gridlock? What's in store for Uber, Lyft riders on Super Bowl weekend via @ndiblasio

'Serial' podcast's Adnan Syed to argue for new trial — Adnan Syed, a convicted murderer and focus of the hit podcast Serial is returning to court Wednesday to argue for a new trial. Syed, now 35, was found guilty in 1999 of strangling his former high school girlfriend Hae Min Lee. Lee went missing and was found weeks later buried in Leakin Park in Baltimore, Md.
Feb 03, 2016

Adnan Syed is back in court today. Do you know the cases's connection to a famous #yorkpa murder case? @serial…

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Feb 13, 2016

I love these women. Such team spirit among the top four: Amy Cragg, Des Linden, Shalane Flanagan and Kara Goucher. #LA2016 #runchat

Feb 13, 2016

We officially have the U.S. 2016 women's Olympic marathon team: Amy Cragg, Des Linden and Shalane Flanagan off to Rio. #RoadToRio #LA2016

Feb 13, 2016

Amy Cragg wins! She came in fourth in the last Olympic marathon trials and didn't make the team. This is some sweet redemption! #LA2016

Feb 13, 2016

Des Linden now in second after pulling ahead of Shalane Flanagan. Amy Cragg still ahead in first by quite a bit. #LA2016

Feb 13, 2016

Des Linden is closing in on Shalane Flanagan as Amy Cragg pulls ahead. Will this be our Olympic team? #LA2016 #runchat

Feb 13, 2016

Galen Rupp's official winning time/first marathon time/Olympic marathon team qualifying time was 2:11:12. Bring this man some ice! #LA2016

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