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Austin Kim

Livestream Anchor

Austin is a follicly-challenged journalist who anchors and produces "The Why." He returned to Newsy after working as a sports reporter at WCIA (Champaign, IL) and sports director at KMIZ (Columbia, MO). Austin covered a couple World Series, two SEC Championship games, Michael Sam's coming out and the 2015 Mizzou campus protests. Now he is searching for compelling perspectives and context in today's news cycle. The quickest way to Austin's heart: Carbs, House Hunters, concerts and the hit rom-com Love Actually.

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Starbucks To Close 3 Times More Stores In 2019 Than In Past Years

Milwaukee Bucks player Sterling Brown
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NBA Player Sterling Brown Sues Milwaukee Over Arrest

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More Governors Refuse To Send Troops To Border Amid Family Separations

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3 Governors Refuse To Send Troops To Border Amid Family Separations

Harvard University campus
Harvard UniversityU.S.

Lawsuit Alleges Harvard Admissions Were Biased Against Asian-Americans

20-year-olds in Japan take part in the annual Coming of Age Day
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Facing An Aging Population, Japan Lowers Its Legal Age Of Adulthood

A fan wearing an Iran soccer jersey cheers for his team
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Trump Told FIFA The US' Travel Ban Will Be Waived For 2026 World Cup

Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort
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Judge Orders Special Counsel To Name Everyone Linked To Manafort Case

Craigslist founder Craig Newmark
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Founder Of Craigslist Donates $20 Million To Journalism School

Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong
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Singapore Says It's Footing The Bill For The Trump-Kim Summit

Former Missouri Governor Eric Greitens
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Prosecutor Declines To File New Charges Against Eric Greitens

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Suicide Rates Are On The Rise In Most US States

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Facebook Says It's Creating Original News Programs

President Donald Trump at the "Celebration of America" event
The White HouseU.S.

Trump Hosts 'Celebration Of America' In Lieu Of Super Bowl Celebration

Former President Bill Clinton
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Bill Clinton Says He Has Not Privately Apologized To Monica Lewinsky

President Trump meets with top North Korean official Kim Yong-chol
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Trump Says June 12 Summit With Kim Jong-Un Is Back On

TV personality Martha Stewart
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Trump Considers Martha Stewart Pardon, Rod Blagojevich Commutation

President Trump signs Right to Try Act into law
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President Trump Signs 'Right To Try' Bill Into Law

Israel launches an airstrike on Gaza
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Israel Strikes Gaza After Mortar Shell Attack

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan surveys flood damage in Ellicott City.
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Maryland Town Hit With Second '1,000-Year Flood' In Two Years

EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt
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EPA Spent Almost $3.5M On Scott Pruitt's Security Team In 1 Year

Canadian police investigate
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Police Looking For Suspects Tied To Ontario Restaurant Explosion

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Netflix Surpasses Disney As Most Valuable Media Company

White House senior adviser Jared Kushner
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Jared Kushner Regains Top Security Clearance

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TSA Confirms It Keeps A List of Confrontational Fliers

A school bus and dump truck collided on the interstate in New Jersey
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2 Dead After School Bus Collides With Truck In New Jersey

Donald Trump's attorney Michael Cohen
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President Disclosed 2017 Payment To Michael Cohen In Financial Filing

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo
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Mike Pompeo Lifts State Department's Hiring Freeze

Actress Margot Kidder signs an autograph for a fan
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Actress Margot Kidder Dead At Age 69

Matt Lauer
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Report: 'No Evidence' NBC Knew About Matt Lauer's Alleged Misconduct