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Andrew Lawler

Motion Graphics Producer

Born in the woods of the far off land they call Columbia, Missouri, Andrew is a super-energetic and outgoing video editor, known for talking non-stop while writers work in vain to finish their stories. When it comes to editing, his strengths include speed, coloring, and over-heating computers to ridiculous degrees. Off the clock Andrew enjoys playing video games, watching television, and staring blankly in corners for hours on end.

  Recent Work
LAT refresher training for seasoned OPCW inspectors in the Czech Republic.
Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical WeaponsWorld

Here's How The UN's Chemical Weapons Watchdog Works

Getty ImagesSci/Health

'Miracle' Drug Reverses Overdoses, But Does It Fuel Addiction Cycle?

Woman at brain exhibit
Getty ImagesSci/Health

Are You A Democrat Or A Republican? A Look At Your Brain Might Tell Us

President Donald Trump
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The 'Steele Dossier' Is Controversial — But Is It True?

Girls looking at phone
Getty ImagesTech

Dopamine Is The Addictive Little Secret Of Social Media

A still image from an ISIS video showing the capture of a large weapons depot belonging to the Syrian government.
ISIS propaganda videoWorld

How Guns Move: Understanding The Deadly Game Of Weapons Proliferation

Woman votes in Iran's presidential election
Getty ImagesWorld

In Iran, The Hijab Has Its Roots In Protest, Not Conformity

U.S.-Canada border
Getty ImagesPolitics

Is Merit-based Immigration Our Solution? Let's Ask Canada

Martin Luther King Jr.
U.S. Information AgencyU.S.

A Voice For All Americans, MLK's Legacy Reaches Further Than You Think

Rotterdam port
Getty ImagesWorld

The Anatomy Of A Trade War

Patriot missiles may seem fancy, but according to some critics, their effectiveness isn't so great.
Newsy / Andrew LawlerU.S.

Is Saudi Arabia Shooting Down Missiles? Experts Are Skeptical

The Democratic and Republican Party logos.
Newsy Staff / Andrew LawlerPolitics

The Composition Of Our Political Parties Has Never Been Starker

Street sign diplomacy is common throughout countries around the world, as it's an easy way to score political points.
Newsy / Andrew LawlerPolitics

Street Sign Diplomacy: How Countries Use Street Signs To Troll Rivals

Getty ImagesTech

Blockchain, Explained In 2 Minutes

Syria's Eastern Ghouta region lies just east of the country's capital and has been under siege by the government for years.
Syrian Civil DefenseWorld

71 Deaths A Day: Numbers Tell Tale Of Horror In Syria's Eastern Ghouta

The NRA lobbied against federally funded gun violence studies.
Newsy Staff / Andrew LawlerPolitics

Gun Research In The US Is Lacking. That's No Accident.

Handguns held over a display case
Getty ImagesU.S.

RAND Report On Guns Finds Policy Research Is Sorely Lacking

Kindergarten students lie on the floor during a classroom lockdown drill February 18, 2003 in Oahu, Hawaii.
Getty Images / Phil MislinskiU.S.

Why Active Shooter Drills Had To Evolve Beyond Lockdowns

An Iraqi man suspected to be a possible IS militant
Getty ImagesWorld

You Don't Have To Be A Terrorist To Go To Jail For Terrorism

Members of 5th Special Forces Group (A) conducting 50. Cal Weapons training during counter ISIS operations at Al Tanf, Syria.
U.S. Department of DefenseWorld

The US Really Doesn't Have A Lot Of Options In Syria

Photographers in action at Wimbledon 2016, London
Getty ImagesU.S.

#MeToo Is Highlighting Gender Disparity In News Photography

A graphic of a designated survivor during the state of the union.
Newsy Staff / Andrew LawlerPolitics

Meet The Designated Survivor: A Decimated Government's Backup Plan

The U.S. has laid out it's new strategy in Syria, and it sounds a bit like nation-building.
Newsy / Andrew LawlerU.S.

Is The US Nation Building In Syria?

Newsy analyzed footage and slogans from dozens of Iranian protest videos to better understand why people were demonstrating.
Newsy / Andrew LawlerWorld

What We Can Learn From Listening To Iran's Protest Slogans

The statue of liberty and healthcare symbol.
Getty Images / Andrew LawlerPolitics

Want To Fix America's Health Care Costs? Fix Everything Else First

Restaurant worker serves meals.

Federal Minimum Wage Is Still Stagnant Despite State, City Increases

Starting in late December, protests have swept through Iran for more than a week.
Newsy / Andrew LawlerWorld

Geography Of Iran Protests Reveals An Unprecedented Uprising

An immigrant holds a packet of information.
Getty imagesPolitics

What Are Undocumented Immigrants' Few Paths To Green Cards?

The U.S. decided to delay its ban on outdated cluster munitions in November.
Newsy / Andrew LawlerU.S.

100 Nations Have Banned Cluster Bombs. So Why Won't The US?

What does the asylum process look like?
Newsy Staff / Andrew LawlerPolitics

Asylum-seekers In The US Have To Jump Through A Lot Of Hoops