Last week, President Donald Trump declared America’s opioid crisis a public health emergency, but another and perhaps even more meaningful part of the story happened more than 2,000 miles away in a wealthy gated community in Phoenix, AZ. That’s where federal agents arrested Dr. John Kapoor, the billionaire founder and former CEO of Insys Therapeutics. Kapoor is the highest-ranking pharmaceutical executive to be criminally charged in the history of America’s deadliest drug epidemic.
Update, Dec. 19, 6 p.m.: Fusion has learned that at least five women have been detained while pregnant in the El Paso detention center in recent months, according to their family members, attorneys and advocates. Two of those women are currently detained, including Carmen Guadalupe Rivas Torres, whose husband Juan Carlos Ruvalcaba told us she is three months pregnant.
You’d think legislation to help victims of slavery wouldn’t be very controversial. And it wasn’t — until an abortion provision entered the conversation. On Tuesday afternoon, Democrats discovered anti-abortion language in the proposed Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act, which was meant to help fund programs for victims by using fines charged to traffickers. Some Democrats suggested they had been tricked and that Republicans had slipped the language in last minute.
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 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
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".