A new assessment by the Defense Department's Defense Intelligence Agency estimates that North Korea could be able to field a reliable, nuclear-capable intercontinental ballistic missile as early as next year, The Washington Post reported Tuesday. The confidential assessment cuts about two years off the estimate for when Pyongyang could reach U.S. cities with atomic weapons, the Post says. North Korea stunned the world earlier this month when it test-launched an intercontinental ballistic missile.
A Navy patrol boat fired warning shots near an Iranian naval ship in the Persian Gulf on Tuesday, according to multiple media reports. The Associated Press, citing a U.S. defense official, said the shots were fired during a "tense encounter. " The USS Thunderbolt was involved in an exercise with American and other vessels in the Gulf when the Iranian ship came within 150 yards, the official said.
A December meeting between White House adviser Jared Kushner and a prominent Russian banker was not set up by the Kremlin, a spokesman for Russian President Vladimir Putin said Tuesday. "These contacts do not require any authorization from the Kremlin, and they were not carried out on behalf of the Kremlin," spokesman Dmitry Peskov said. The meeting came to light in an 11-page statement Kushner issued this week defending his contacts with Russian officials.
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".