The Lexington-Richland Five School District is still looking into a controversial homework assignment that got a teacher placed on leave last week. The assignment has now sparked national outrage after an image of it appeared on social media. Students in a fifth-grade class at Oak Pointe Elementary School were asked to picture themselves as members of the Klu Klux Klan and think of ways to justify that group's treatment towards African Americans.
At its most recent meeting, members of the Columbia city council would have to face dozens of city workers angered by the possibility of having to pay a lot more for health insurance. (Source: WIS)Proposed changes to the city’s health plan that leaders are considering would increase insurance deductibles and out of pocket costs for current workers and those are retired and under the age of 65.
Ideas to possibly grow the size of the capital city were among talking points between city and county leaders on Tuesday night. (Source: WIS)Ideas to possibly grow the size of the capital city were among talking points between city and county leaders on Tuesday night. (Source: WIS)Ideas to possibly grow the size of the capital city were among talking points between city and county leaders on Tuesday night. The Columbia city council held a joint meeting with members of the Richland County Council.
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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".