Let's get this out of the way: There's no Despacito. A lot of people loved Luis Fonsi, Daddy Yankee and Justin Bieber's hit bilingual single. But in compiling my list of the best songs of 2017, I skipped the biggest of them all, the one that broke numerous chart and streaming records. Sorry, but it just didn't do it for me. Beyond Despacito, though, narrowing down my list to a Top 10 was tough. So tough I expanded it to 25. Then I expanded it again to 40.
FARGO (KFGO) - A man serving life without parole for killing a West Fargo woman when he was 16 years old says he should be considered for a reduced sentence. Barry Garcia is the only state inmate who was sentenced to life without parole for a crime committed as a juvenile. He was convicted of murder and aggravated assault in the shooting death of Cheryl Tendeland in 1995. A Cass County judge in January rejected Garcia's argument that the sentence was unconstitutional.
FARGO (KFGO) - North Dakota U.S. Sen. Heidi Heitkamp wants federal investigators to look into reports that Equifax officials sold more than $1.5 million in company securities within days of announcing a cybersecurity breach. Heitkamp is one of 37 senators who signed a letter that urges the Justice Dept. and federal regulators to investigate potential insider trading. “This is exactly why people don’t trust major organizations who do this” Heitkamp said.
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".