As my colleagues Mark Landler and Peter Baker report, Al Gore was present this morning at the airport in Burbank, Calif., when Laura Ling and Euna Lee, who work as journalists for his company, Current TV, returned home to the United States after more than four months in North Korean custody. Britain’s Channel 4 News posted the video of the emotional homecoming embedded above on their Web site. (Channel 4 News later replaced the raw video on their Web site with an edited and narrated report.)
In advance of talks in New Delhi on Thursday between Indian Foreign Secretary Nirupama Rao and her Pakistani counterpart, Salman Bashir — which touched on a number of sensitive issues — a Pakistani newspaper suggested that Mr. Bashir’s delegation included a secret weapon: a diplomat “who can read the faces of people and predict what they are actually thinking and feeling — an art known as physiognomy.” The News, a Pakistani broad sheet, reported on Wednesday that Afrasiab Hashmi, the...
As a reader of The Intercept , you are probably not a regular viewer of Fox News. That’s understandable. Even as a writer for The Intercept, keenly aware that the current occupant of the Oval Office gets most of his alternative facts and opinions from the channel, I find it hard to sit through a full minute of its programming. Still, a segment broadcast on Fox Wednesday night deserves some of our attention.
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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
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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".