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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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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

Rob Porter
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A Top White House Staffer Resigns After Abuse Accusations

U.S. Capitol
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Congress Hasn't Made Much Progress Ahead Of Shutdown Deadline

Rep. Devin Nunes
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Pelosi Wants Nunes Off House Intelligence Committee

American Airlines flight 383 caught fire at O'Hare International Airport In Chicago in October 2016
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Safety Board Wants FAA To Update Emergency Guidelines After Incidents

Rod 'He Hate Me' Smart
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The XFL Gets Another Shot, Will Return In 2020

Padmaavat
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Indian Movie Is Released Despite Major Protests Against The Film

Lou Anna Simon
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Michigan State's President Pushed To Resign Over Nassar Case

Elton John
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Elton John Will Hit The Road One Final Time

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Mueller Team Is Reportedly Looking To Interview Trump Himself

Sen. Chuck Schumer
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Democrat Senator Retracts Offer To Fund President Trump's Border Wall

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Bud Light Is Still Planning To Give Out Free Beer If The Eagles Win

George Weah
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Former Soccer Star George Weah Sworn In As Liberia's President

Sam's Club
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Sam's Club Is Closing More Than 60 Stores Nationwide

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Yankee Stadium Is Extending Its Nets After A Foul Ball Hit A Young Fan

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Vermont Is Really Close To Legalizing Marijuana

Steve Bannon
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Steve Bannon Leaves Breitbart News

Rick Perry
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Commission Shuts Down Rick Perry's Proposal To Prop Up Coal, Nuclear

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UN Votes To Condemn The Trump Administration's Jerusalem Decision

European Union
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Poland Faces Unprecedented EU Punishment

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell
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Senate To Vote On Final GOP Tax Plan

James Blake plays in the 2016 U.S. Open
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Officer Who Arrested James Blake Files Defamation Suit

A Monarch Airlines flight takes off
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Monarch Airlines Folds As European Airlines Continue To Struggle

Twitter's official verified account on its website
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Twitter Says It Shut Down Dozens Of Russian-Linked Bots

Twitter flag at New York Stock Exchange
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Another Social Media Giant Met With Lawmakers To Discuss Russia

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un meets with his military
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What North Korea's Latest Missile Test Means For Japan And The US

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un examines his country's latest missile plans
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North Korea Is Closing In On A Sixth Nuclear Test

Chicago poet and educator Kevin Coval discusses his poems from "A People's History of Chicago"
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Chance The Rapper's 'Artistic Father' Kevin Coval Empowers Young Poets