The nation's capital is once again rolling out the red carpet for people from all over the world. The opening of the Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History and Culture is on Sept. 24 and it is the hottest ticket in town.
Littering is a huge problem in the nation's capital and enforcement efforts are in place to stop it. We all know kids can get into trouble from time to time, but the city's crackdown on littering may have gone a little too far. A piece of mail addressed to a 2-year-old D.C.
Drone owners beware! A Virginia woman took swift action recently to protect her famous neighbor's privacy. Here in The Plains, Virginia, it's peaceful, beautiful and a place where people really value their privacy. But one day around late June or early July, the sight and sound of a drone ruined all of that.
Prince William County police said a man has been arrested after he claimed he was a doctor and was selling a "cure for cancer" to his patients. Peter Bodunrin Adeniji has been charged with five counts of obtaining money by false pretenses, seven counts of operating a medical practice with a license, four counts of dispensing drugs without a license and one count of money laundering.
It is one of the most important and dangerous jobs out there - becoming a law enforcement officer. Officers are in high demand, especially here in Washington D.C. They face dangers every day, and sometimes their working conditions can be unbearable.
Tobacco is once again a target for lawmakers in the District. This time, city leaders want to stop smokeless tobacco use at sporting events and to stop sales of tobacco to people under the age of 21. Currently, the law allows people 18 or older to buy tobacco products in D.C.
We all know Oprah Winfrey loves to give. Well, she is back at it again. This time, she surprised a Washington D.C. charity that helps women in need with a huge helping hand. Winfrey gave $1 million to N Street Village, an organization that helps homeless and low-income women in the nation's capital.
You could soon be sharing the sidewalk with robots in D.C. A test project will be presented to District leaders to allow delivery robots to operate on city sidewalks. These robots could be delivering your takeout meal or maybe some fresh groceries. The company that created them say they are safe, smart and conserve energy.
Many people are talking about the story of an Army veteran who was fired after attempting to stop two shoplifters from leaving the Beltsville CVS store he managed. Since then, there has been an outpouring of support for Joe Morici. One person who was inside the store when the incident took place is Comcast SportsNet anchor Chick Hernandez.
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
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".