The dangers of distracted driving increase as kids return to school. Officials warned the public to slow down, to be careful around school buses and to "park" that phone. Drivers in both directions are required to stop when a school bus stops, its red lights are flashing and its stop sign flap is deployed. (WTOP/Dick Uliano)HYATTSVILLE, Md. — State highway officials, law enforcement authorities, road safety advocates and schoolkids joined together Wednesday for a back-to-school safety message.
WASHINGTON — The problem-plagued Lynnhill Condominiums complex was declared unsafe Tuesday, and residents were given a day to get out. The two mid-rise buildings in Temple Hills, Maryland, failed a morning fire safety inspection. The buildings at 3103 and 3107 Good Hope Ave. failed to rectify 14 of 23 fire code violations uncovered late last week. Inspectors found a nonworking fire alarm system, broken fire doors and vacant condos filled with trash.
WASHINGTON — The results are in from the latest round of Maryland-wide testing for the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers, known as PARCC. In its third year in Maryland, PARCC testing measures whether students in grades three to 11 are learning as much as they should in reading and math — and whether they are on track to succeed in higher education or in the workforce.
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 Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
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, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
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".