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Danny Matteson

Digital Content Producer

A connoisseur of fine dunks with an unusually high tolerance for SyFy originals, Danny is a multimedia journalist with an affinity for stories — be they science, health, tech, innovation — that exemplify the finer points of human creativity and ingenuity. Or, if that’s not available, memes and Florida crime stories will do. When not at work he can be found debating the finer points of dramatic television shows and watching basketball — normally with his cat.

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U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt
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President Trump Understates Scott Pruitt's Security Costs

U.S. Sen. Tina Smith
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A Senator Pushed This Statistic About The Wage Gap ... And It's Wrong

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos
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The President Claims Amazon Costs The USPS A Fortune — Is That True?

Woman holds U.S. Citizenship and Immigration material
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OK, What's The Truth About This Citizenship Census Question?

Target store
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Don't Be Fooled: This Recall Is A Year Old

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Fact Check: This Graphic On Guns Isn't Really Accurate

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Zinke Says Gas Prices Dropped 40 Percent Under Trump. That's False

Burgers on display at the New York City Wine & Food Festival
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Your Meat Isn't Fake, It's Designer: A Newer, Cooler Era Of Meatless

An employee mounts a Mercedes-Benz emblem to the hood of a sedan
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Grinding Gears: The Wheels That Must Turn to Get New Cars On The Road

A Rohingya refugee studies the Koran
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'Jihad' Makes Us Think 'Terrorism,' But That's A Huge Inaccuracy

Astrologer consults an astrology book
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A Sign From The Stars? No, But A Sign Astrology Has Scientific Roots

Trump supporter at a 2016 rally in New Hampshire
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College Goes Conservative? Trump Could Be Shifting Campus Politics

Stacks of President Donald Trump's 2018 budget proposal
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Pork Barrel Spending In Congress Isn't A Thing Of The Past

Barbara Jordan gives a press conference

Dems Weren't Always Pro-immigration — Just Ask The Jordan Commission

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More Of Us Are Educated Than Ever, But Is It Worth Our $1.3T In Debt?

A protester holds an American flag and a Mexican flag
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Minding The Gap: Some Goods We Buy Could Cost 75% More Without NAFTA

U.S. Capitol
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Balancing Act: When 3 Programs Use Two-Thirds Of The US' Budget

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Here's Who Paved The Way For Women In Medicine

Journalists take part in a silent protest
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Why Are Journalists Being Jailed At Historic Highs?

A congressional House staffer holds the 2017 Budget
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How Secret Ingredients Get Cooked Into Congressional Spending Bills

National debt clock
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The National Debt Is $20 Trillion, And That's A Huge Problem


How Dirty Money Gets Cleaned

A person uses a credit card to buy something online.
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What The FICO: How 3 Digits Control Your Life

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The Unabomber Case Launched A New Science Using Only Words

A member of the Turkish-backed Free Syrian Army stands guard in front of an ISIS flag
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Poverty Is One Factor In Radicalization, Not The Only Factor

A sign for the Office of Congressional Ethics hangs on a wall in Washington, D.C.
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Ethics Violation In Congress? Here's Who Takes A Look

Jill Stein
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The Trials And Triumphs Of Third Parties In The US

A shopper chooses Granny Smith apples at a supermarket in China.
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Why Our Food Has Fewer Nutrients Than Ever Before

Harvey Weinstein
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A Timeline Of 2017's Sexual Misconduct Allegations

People walk by the New York Stock Exchange in New York City
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How Trickle-down Economics Would Work