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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.

Does Being Afraid to Run Alone Make Me a Weak Woman? — I am lucky to have a running partner who is willing to wake up four hours earlier than he needs to, just to make sure I get my run in. In the winter, many of us work during the only daylight hours, leaving only dark mornings and nights for pavement time.

It's About Respect — Amy Morosini, 45, of Moraga, Calif., is a marathoner and triathlete working to raise awareness for athletes with traumatic brain injuries. Amy, who is living with a traumatic brain injury herself, has placed twice in the physically challenged division at half Ironman events.

26.2 Random Lessons I Learned From My First Marathon — When I crossed the finish line of my first marathon, I was completely overwhelmed. Overwhelmed with thanks for my family for being there with me, overwhelmed with pride for becoming a marathoner and overwhelmed with lessons I knew I needed to write down before I made the same mistakes twice in marathon #2.

Cupid's Undie Runners Brave the Freezing Cold — The weatherman said it could be below -15° and -5° on Sunday, but that didn't stop hundreds of runners from stripping down their skivvies and running around the streets of Washington, D.C. Luckily, the weatherman was off - slightly - it ended up being 19°, with wind chill it felt like 3°.

Data you didn't know you needed to know — Philip Miller, of Dallas, Texas, never felt quite satisfied with his runner tracking. He tried it all. MapMyRun, Strava, RunKeeper - but still, he wanted something more than pace and calories. Even his trusty Garmin watch, which tells runners pace, splits, milage and even hooks up to a heart rate monitor, didn't cut it.

'Yoga pants should be illegal in public' — "Yoga pants should be illegal in public anyway." No yoga pants allowed? That would be the new rule in Montana if Rep. David Moore called the shots. The Republican representative's proposal would expand the indecent exposure law to include any garment that "gives the appearance or simulates" a person's buttocks, genitals, pelvic area or female nipple, the Associated Press reports.

Runnovation Lab: Gloves that give you temperature control — Welcome to the Runnovation Lab, a place for stories about entrepreneurial runners. This series will shine a light on runners who are creating products or services to make the world a better place for other runners. Have someone you'd like to see featured?

Oregon Owl Attacking Runners and Stealing Hats — A number of runners have called Oregon officials with a similar, unusual complaint: A scary owl attacked them and stole their hats. Brad Hilliard told the Statesman Journal that he was running on the track at 5:45 a.m. when he felt a scratch on the back of his head.

Kickstarter For A Race - Does It Work? — When Mark Villalovos was growing up in Los Angeles, he'd often head about 4.5 hours away to his happy place: Laughlin, a small town on the banks of the Colorado River at the very tip of Nevada. "It holds a special place in my heart," Villalovos says.

7 Marathons, 7 Continents, 7 Days? These Runners Are In! — "Run a marathon." The statement lives on bucket lists galore. But how often is running seven marathons on seven continents in seven days a goal? Laura Barnard, 50, of Atlanta, Ga., is one of 36 runners headed around the world for the inaugural Triple 7 Quest.
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Feb 27, 2015

Today started off so healthy... but then it was bagel Friday at the office. #itsallover

Feb 27, 2015

@Fabletics :( I just signed up and I am trying to buy an outfit in my hour time limit but nothing is available in my sizes. What do I do?

Feb 27, 2015

Headline of the day: Muriel Bowser Said DC Would Not Be "Like Amsterdam." Now the Dutch Are Upset.

Feb 26, 2015

SO relieved. I saw the dress in white and gold AND in blue and black. I am going to bed before the internet offers this day anything else.

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