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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.

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A Southwest Airlines jet.
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Southwest Cancels Dozens Of Flights For Engine Inspections

Travis Reinking
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Waffle House Shooting Suspect's Guns Were Confiscated In The Past

U.S. Supreme Court
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The SCOTUS Travel Ban Case Could Have Implications Well Beyond Trump

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

Former FBI Director James Comey
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James Comey's Memos On His Interactions With President Trump Are Out

Smoke rises after a refinery explosion in Texas City, Texas
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No Injuries, Fatalities After Explosion At Texas Valero Refinery

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein
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Rosenstein Assures Trump: You're Not A Target Of Mueller, Cohen Probes

Investigators examine the blown engine on Southwest Airlines flight 1380
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Investigators Find Part Of Southwest Airliner Outside Philadelphia

The Internal Revenue Service building
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IRS Extends Tax Deadline After Page Outage

Southwest Airlines plane
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NTSB Launches Probe Into Deadly Southwest Airlines Engine Failure

U.S. Capitol
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These Senators Want More Congressional Oversight Of US Military Action

U.S. Sen. John McCain
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Sen. John McCain Hospitalized With Intestinal Infection

Fox News host Sean Hannity
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Cohen's Lawyer Says Hannity Is A Client — But Hannity Disagrees

Michael Cohen
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Judge Denies Restraining Order For Cohen's Seized Documents

Florida Gov. Rick Scott
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Rick Scott Is Running For Senate On Familiar Turf: Jobs, Jobs, Jobs

IRS tax forms
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No, You Won't Soon Be Able To File Taxes On A Postcard As Trump Says

U.S. President Donald Trump
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Trump 'Taking Another Look At' Trans-Pacific Partnership

Teachers protest in Oklahoma City
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Oklahoma Teachers Frustrated After Union Ends Walkout

Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens
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'This Is Not A Witch Hunt': Mo. Lawmakers Call For Governor To Resign

Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens
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Report Says Mo. Gov. 'Coerced' Woman To Have Non-Consensual Oral Sex

White House press secretary Sarah Sanders
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Sanders Says Trump Believes He Has Power To Fire Mueller. He Doesn't

Then-presidential candidate Donald Trump
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NYT: Mueller Probing Ukrainian Billionaire's Payment To Trump Charity

President Donald Trump
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Trump Calls FBI Search Of Lawyer's Office 'An Attack On Our Country'

U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Nikki Haley
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At UN Meeting, Haley Says US Will Respond To Syria Attack

Michael Cohen
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Reports: FBI Raids Office Of Trump Lawyer Michael Cohen

U.S. Air Force F-16s in Djibouti
U.S. Department of DefenseU.S.

US Military Grounds Aircraft In Djibouti After 2 Incidents

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency building
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15 Attorneys General Are Suing The EPA Over Methane Emissions Rules

U.S. President Donald Trump
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Trump Says He Didn't Know About Stormy Daniels Payment

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