A woman who escaped from a sex cult as a teen is sharing her harrowing tale — including being forced to perform sex acts on “uncles” and being sent to the “spanking room” — in the hopes that other victims will feel empowered to come forward. Dawn Watson, 29, ran away from The Children of God, now known as Family International, when she was just 13 years old.
A 4-year-old boy has died after a treehouse collapsed on him on Christmas Eve, police said. Kade Contreras, of Cleveland, Texas, was playing in his relative’s back yard when the freak accident occurred, KHOU reported. Kade suffered major head trauma and was on life support at a Houston medical center. His parents, Courtney and Roy Contreras, made the difficult decision to take him off life support after he showed no brain activity, the Houston Chronicle reported.
An Arizona dad laughed and sang carols with his young son in a chilling video he posted to Facebook on Christmas Eve — just hours before he allegedly murdered his estranged wife and their two children. Anthony Ross, 45, is accused of shooting his 38-year-old wife Iris Ross, his 10-month-old daughter Anora and his 11-year-old son Nigel before exchanging gunfire with police on Christmas Day. Police eventually took Ross into custody.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".