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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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SunTrust Bank headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia.
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Ex-SunTrust Employee May Have Stolen Data From 1.5 Million Customers

Dick's Sporting Goods store
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Dick's Sporting Goods Will Destroy Its Unsold Assault-Style Firearms

Officials in Puerto Rico try to restore power on the island.
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The Entire Island Of Puerto Rico Just Lost Power Again

Former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich
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Supreme Court Won't Hear Former Illinois Gov. Blagojevich's Appeal

U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Nikki Haley
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Nikki Haley: No Decision Made Yet On Syria

Special counsel Robert Mueller
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Senators Push Legislation To Protect Mueller Investigation

Mark Zuckerberg testifies in front of a Senate panel
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Zuckerberg Says AI Could Be Able To Flag Hate Speech Within 10 Years

Sen. Tammy Duckworth addresses the Democratic National Convention
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Tammy Duckworth Becomes First Sitting US Senator To Give Birth

U.S. Rep. Blake Farenthold
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Rep. Blake Farenthold Resigns From Congress

Water flows on the partially-collapse Oroville Dam spillway
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Heavy Rains Might Test The Partially Repaired Oroville Dam Spillway

Former Catalan separatist Carles Puigdemont
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German Court Rules Puigdemont Cannot Be Extradited For Rebellion

Infrastructure adviser DJ Gribbin explains a chart
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Trump's Top Infrastructure Adviser Is Leaving

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Report: Trump Spoke Privately About Taking On Amazon

Kim Jong-un

China Confirms Kim Jong-Un Visited Beijing

Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School
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Florida High School Will Add Safety Measures After February Shooting

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Big Names From The NFL Are Backing A New Pro Football League

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Uber Suspends Its Autonomous Vehicle Testing After A Fatal Crash

Margot Wallstrom
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Sweden Backs Potential Meeting Between US, North Korea

Robert Mueller
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New York Times Reports Mueller Subpoenas Trump Organization

Prime Minister Theresa May
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May: 'Highly Likely' Russia Was Involved In Spy Attack

Michael Cohen
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News Report Says Cohen Used Trump Organization Email For Hush Payment

Pregnant woman holds her stomach
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Mississippi Passed The Nation's Most Restrictive Abortion Law

Kellyanne Conway
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Kellyanne Conway Accused Of Violating Federal Ethics Laws Again

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Delta AirlinesU.S.

Delta Will Review 'Politically Divisive' Discounts After NRA Fallout

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President Trump Announces Steel And Aluminum Tariffs

Remnants of a garbage truck are near train tracks near a paved crossing
National Transportation Safety BoardU.S.

New Details Emerge In The January Train Crash Involving GOP Lawmakers

Louisville Cardinals
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Louisville To Vacate Men's Basketball National Title After NCAA Ruling

President Donald Trump
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President Trump To Dine With Reporters At Gridiron Club Dinner

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu
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Police Recommend Corruption Charges For Israeli PM Netanyahu

L.L. Bean store
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L.L. Bean Kicks Its Lifetime Return Policy