The latest name linked to the Trump administration’s search for a new FBI director is Kenneth Wainstein, a former federal prosecutor whose report on the academic scandal at UNC-Chapel Hill confirmed the existence of no-show classes and their use in keeping athletes eligible for sports. The Wall Street Journal reported Wednesday that top Justice Department officials have interviewed Wainstein as one of several candidates to replace the fired James Comey.
Friends and family of political journalist Mark Binker plan to gather at 3 p.m. Friday (May 12) for his memorial service. The service is open to the public. It will take place in the Fletcher Opera Theater at downtown Raleigh’s Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts. Binker died last month at age 43. He worked for WRAL the past five years and joined the N.C. Insider, a state government newsletter owned by The News & Observer, in March.
Republican members of the U.S. House approved a health-care bill Thursday meant to replace former President Barack Obama’s signature health law. A narrow 217-213 House vote sent the bill to the Senate, where it faces an uncertain future. President Donald Trump supports the bill. Here’s how members of Congress from North Carolina voted: Republicans Rep. Ted Budd, Advance: Yes. Rep. Virginia Foxx, Banner Elk: Yes. Rep. George Holding, Raleigh: Yes. Rep. Richard Hudson, Concord: Yes.
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".