- Floating 240 miles above the planet on the International Space Station, Mark Vande Hei is exploring the effects of living in space on the human body. But his journey into orbit has already had a lasting impact on his parents here on Earth. "I pretty much had a stomachache for 10 days, so this is the first day that I don't feel sick. So, I'm kind of happy," said Vande Hei's mother, Mary, from his parents' home in Chanhassen.
- For some, taking a walk around Lake Harriet is a summertime ritual. But some of the recent activity near the lake is cause for concern. Minneapolis Park Police are investigating a pair of gropings near the popular hangout. On July 12, a woman riding her bike around the lake around 1 a.m. was jumped by a man she believes was naked, but she was able to bite him and run off. On July 16, a man wearing a skin tight leotard reportedly groped two women as they walked around the lake around midnight.
- A police chase in LaCrosse, Wis., ended with one dead after the fleeing driver crashed into a creek and was unable to stay afloat in the water, according to a release. Police divers had to rescue DeShawn Huff of Winona, Minn., who was allegedly operating a stolen vehicle when authorities attempted to pull him over, officials said.
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".