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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 Day Ahead' Looks At LGBTQ Domestic Violence

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'The Day Ahead' Asks: Are We Alone In The Universe?

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Domestic Violence Can Be More Complicated For LGBTQ Community

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How Abusers Use Social Media As A Weapon

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The Type Of Domestic Violence You Can't See

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How Did Our Fascination With Aliens Begin?

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What Is Space Weather?

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Who Makes The Rules In Space?

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Farming Doesn't Look The Way It Used To

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Where Is The Farming Industry Headed?

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Is Your Health Profile For Sale?

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The Lab: What Ants Can Teach Humans About Teamwork

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DNA Testing Companies Are Helping To Solve Murder Cases

United airlines had to issue an apology after physically dragging a man off one of their flights.
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Do Apologies From Major Corporations Really Mean Anything?

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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?

Recording artist Akon created his own city in Africa.
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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?