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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.

  Recent Work
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GOP Leader: Canada Keeps US Wine Out Of Its Supermarkets — Really?

Philadelphia Eagles players
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No Philadelphia Eagles Players Knelt During The Anthem In 2017 Season

President Donald Trump shakes hands with a graduate of the United States Naval Academy
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Trump's Naval Academy Commencement Address Needs A Fact Check

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi
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Pelosi Said Congress Allotted $1.6B For School Safety — Not Quite

Former President Barack Obama and President Donald Trump
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No, Obama Didn't Pay An FBI Informant $1 Million To Spy On Trump

Police and protesters clash in New York City
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Don't Let This Alarming Statistic About Officer Assaults Mislead You

A U.S. Customs and Border Protection officer
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Does A Year In ICE Custody Truly Cost 4 Times A Year In Public School?

U.S. President Donald Trump, Rapper Kanye West
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Trump Says Kanye Likes Him Because Unemployment Is Low. Is It?

The Bible
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Some Claim This Calif. Bill Would Ban Selling The Bible. It Wouldn't.

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi
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Democrats Winning The House Isn't A Guarantee Taxes Will Go Up

Syrian refugees
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Trump Touted Syrian Safe Zones, But It Doesn't Appear To Be Happening

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

Gas pump
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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

Columbia University campus.
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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?