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Ashley Holt

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Ashley is a reporter for "The Day Ahead" and excited to be home in the land of the only kind of pizza that matters (deep dish, of course). Before joining the Newsy team she was a reporter in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and Columbia, Missouri. She's a proud Mizzou Tiger and the President of Beyonce's fan club. She loves telling the stories of everyday heroes, and putting the facts behind difficult conversations. In her free time you'll either find her in a Zumba class, watching a long list of reality TV shows and learning Beyonce choreo for the latest tour.

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The Lab: Here's Why We Respond To Mean People ... And Robots

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The Bottom Line: Can Blockchain Keep Gadgets From Spying On You?

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'The Day Ahead' Talks Gender And Children

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Black Representation On Screen Has Evolved ... And Needs To Continue

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Children Of Color Are Going Missing At An Alarming Rate

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How Children's Toys Can Create Stereotypes

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Parents Are Going Further Into Debt To Send Their Kids To College

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More Parents Are Raising Their Kids As Gender Creative

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The Debate Continues Over The Pledge Of Allegiance In Schools

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Today's Horror Films Are Hitting Too Close To Home

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The Lab: Are We Genetically Similar To Kangaroos?

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Did You Know You Can Create Your Own Micronation?

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More People Are Donating To Causes Ignited By Their Rage

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What Is Tribalism?

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The Evolution Of Black Representation In Film

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The Lab: How Exactly Does NASA Plan To Touch The Sun?

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Are Police Getting Proper Training On How To De-Escalate Situations?

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What Was The Original Message Behind The #MeToo Movement?

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Can The Health Care System Do More To Help Victims of Sex Trafficking?

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Are Mass Shootings Contagious?

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Daily Dose: How To Spot A Red Flag In Vape Studies

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The Rise And Fall Of Big Tobacco

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Should Opioid Makers Be Treated Like Big Tobacco?

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The Drug Epidemic That Ruled The '80s