Former gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar, accused of sexually abusing more than 140 girls and women, picked a fight with the judge overseeing his marathon sentencing hearing. In a six-page single-spaced letter, Nassar complained it was too hard for him to listen to dozens of victims describe how he abused them under the guise of medical treatments and how it wrecked their lives. He accused the judge of turning the proceeding into a "media circus" and putting herself in the spotlight.
Before Bill Cosby was tried on charges he drugged and sexually assaulted Andrea Constand, prosecutors asked the judge to let them put 13 other accusers on trial to show a pattern of predatory behavior. The defense objected, arguing it would prejudice the jury. And the judge decided in the end to let just one other woman besides Constand tell the jury her account of being drugged and abused. The Pennsylvania trial ended with a hung jury.
Scandal-rocked USA Gymnastics annouced Thursday it will no longer train gymnasts at the famed Karolyi ranch in Texas, where powerhouse Olympic teams were built and where some gymnasts say they were molested by the team doctor, Larry Nassar. The move comes a few days after Simone Biles, the star of the 2012 games, revealed that she was abused by Nassar and said she could not bear the thought of training again at the Huntsville facility.
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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 Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
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, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
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
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Use parentheses to separate multiple
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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".