Astronauts aboard the International Space Station are honoring a New England teacher who became a tragic hero. Christa McAluiffe, a teacher at Concord High School in New Hampshire, was the first teacher selected to go into space. She died after the space shuttle Challenger exploded shortly after liftoff in 1986. Astronauts are honoring her legacy by teaching her lesson plans from space.
A Patriots fan with more than 100,000 followers on Twitter finally got attention from the team itself. "They slid in my DMs on Saturday," said Abdul Dremali. The Patriots sent a message to Dremali offering him a ticket to the Patriots AFC Divisional game Saturday, against the Tennessee Titans. "I didn't think it was real," he said. "I thought they got hacked or something." It was no joke. The Patriots responded by saying "true story." "It literally felt like a dream," Dremali said.
The battle against the opioid epidemic is raging on in Massachusetts, where Gov. Charlie Baker is continuing to take measures against over-prescription. Baker and others announced Friday that the CVS Medication Disposal Program would be expanded. "For the first time, literally in over a decade, prescriptions went down in Massachusetts in 2017 by about 25 percent, and deaths went down by about 10 percent," said Baker. He says programs like this are making forward progress, but the epidemic remains.
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".