The weekend after the final installment of the Harry Potter films premiered, select theaters around the U.S. debuted Sarah Palin's full-length documentary 'The Undefeated' to nearly empty theaters, reports The Atlantic. As the publication's Conor Friedersdorf found out, a viewing of the film in Orange County, CA, included himself, two women (who lasted 20 minutes) and a brief visit from a couple with intentions not pertaining to Palin at all.
It looks like this otter from the Whipsnade Zoo outside of London had a lot on its mind last week when one photographer snapped a photo where the furry animal appears to be praying, ABC News reports. (Scroll for photo)The Sun reports the perfectly-timed snapshot was the work of photographer Marac Andrev Kolodzinski, who waited two hours in chilly weather for the perfect shot -- and for that he seems to have been rewarded.
An 11-year-old Minnesota boy woke up last month to an empty house and a note from his dad saying that he could no longer provide for him, the Star Tribune reports. Steven Cross, 60, of Lakeville, Minn. had raised his son, Sebastian, since he was a baby. But, once his financial woes started mounting, from a foreclosed home to five civil judgements totaling $35,000, the single parent decided to leave his son behind with just two curt notes on July 18, the newspaper reported.
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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".