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James Packard

Content Producer

James is Denver-raised, and proud of it. A mile high wasn't good, enough, apparently, because he started flying planes at age 14 and never stopped. He often still thinks he'll grow up to be a pilot. James studied journalism at The University of Missouri. He's traveled all over the world, including stops to study in Morocco and France. He's a passionate reader, actor (both stage and film) and purchaser of plane tickets. Most of all, he loves interesting stories, so if you have a good one, reach out.

  Recent Work
US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley
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The US Is Leaving The United Nations Human Rights Council

A father and son with U.S. border patrol agents
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Nielsen: Migrants Aren't Being 'Turned Away' But Told To 'Come Back'

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Trump Admin. Says Rise In Family Separations Is On Congress. It's Not.

Protesters in Ho Chi Minh City
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American Reportedly Among Dozens Arrested In Vietnam Protests

President Donald Trump salutes a North Korean officer
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Trump Saluted A North Korean Officer, Sparking Backlash

Wine on a supermarket shelf
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GOP Leader: Canada Keeps US Wine Out Of Its Supermarkets — Really?

Water drips from a faucet
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California Has New Water Laws, And They've Been Wildly Misinterpreted

Time Warner logo
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Judge Approves AT&T Acquisition Of Time Warner

Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump
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Jared Kushner And Ivanka Trump Made At Least $82 Million In 2017

Attorney General Jeff Sessions
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Justice Department Says Domestic Abuse Is Not Grounds For Asylum

Crashed Tesla Model X
National Transportation Safety BoardU.S.

NTSB Report On Tesla Crash Could Fuel Legal Fight

Former President Bill Clinton
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Clinton Says He Left Presidency $16M In Debt — That's Hard To Back Up

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

A woman fills a pill bottle
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New Report Says Medicare Will Run Out Of Money Sooner Than Expected

Former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe
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CNN: McCabe Wants Immunity In Exchange For Clinton Probe Testimony

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After Uproar, Volkswagen Says It Will Stop Conducting Tests On Animals

Paul Manafort
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Special Counsel Accuses Paul Manafort Of Witness Tampering

Super Bowl champion Philadelphia Eagles celebrate
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Trump Cancels Eagles' White House Visit Citing Anthem Kneeling

Starbucks Executive Chairman Howard Schultz
StarbucksPolitics

Starbucks' Chief Is Leaving, Which Could Fuel Speculation On 2020

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

Air India 787
Air IndiaWorld

India Wants To Sell Its Airline, But Apparently No One Wants It

Italian Prime Minister-designate Giuseppe Conte
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Italy's New Government Could Offer Stability At Home But Rattle The EU

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

White House press secretary Sarah Sanders
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This Kid's Question Made Sarah Sanders Choke Up

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

Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens speaking
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Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens Announces Resignation

USS Higgins
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US Angers Beijing, Sending Ships Near China-Claimed Islands

Delta Connection E175
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Alberto Threatens Tornadoes, Floods And Memorial Day Travel Headaches

Former President George H.W. Bush
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Former President George H.W. Bush Hospitalized

Special counsel Robert Mueller
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Trump Says Mueller's Investigation Has Cost Almost $20M — Has It?