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Lauren Stephenson

Digital Content Producer

Lauren joined Newsy as a writer and anchor in spring 2016. After spending three years as a news anchor, multimedia journalist and newspaper reporter, she jumped at the opportunity to try something new in the journalism industry. Lauren has been a news junkie since she could formulate sentences. Originally from the northern suburbs of Chicago, Lauren is a proud graduate of the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia (Go Tribe!). When not working, Lauren is probably catching up on the latest news, checking out her favorite design blogs, watching really bad but entertaining reality shows and spending time with her friends and family (which usually involves catching up over coffee or dinner, or cheering on Chicago sport teams).

  Recent Work
Katie Parkins holds a My Teal Ticket.
Elizabeth BensingerSci/Health

Teen's Invention Aims To Help Those With Food Allergies Safely Eat Out

Donald Liebenberg witnesses eclipse
Donald LiebenbergSci/Health

Meet The Man About To Witness His 27th Total Solar Eclipse

A total solar eclipse
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Why The Total Solar Eclipse Is A Bigger Deal Than You'd Think

A total solar eclipse
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The Nonscientific Reasons Everyone Is Geeking Out Over The Eclipse

Teacher and students in a classroom
VideoblocksU.S.

Teachers Are Using Crowdfunding To Get More Classroom Supplies

Vladimir Putin
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These Are The Sanctions That Have Enraged Vladimir Putin

Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump
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Trump Leaves Closest Advisers In The Dark On Key Decision

Reince Priebus
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Trump Announces Chief Of Staff Reince Priebus Is Out Via Twitter

Anthony Scaramucci and Reince Priebus
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WH Communications Director Unleashes On Chief Of Staff

Sen. John McCain and his wife, Cindy.
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McCain Returns To Senate, Urges Colleagues To 'Trust Each Other'

President Donald Trump and Attorney General Jeff Sessions
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Trump On Sessions' Future As Attorney General: 'Time Will Tell'

Metal detectors and Israeli police
Twitter / @IsraelPoliceWorld

Israel Begins Removing Metal Detectors At Center Of Protests

House and Senate Democrats
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Democrats Focus On Jobs And The Economy With 'A Better Deal'

Anthony Scaramucci
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Scaramucci Emphasizes There's Lots Of 'Love' In The White House

Sean Spicer and Anthony Scaramucci
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After Spicer Resigns, White House Tries To Downplay Reports Of Tension

President Donald Trump and Attorney General Jeff Sessions
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Sessions Doesn't Plan To Step Down After Trump Criticism

Chester Bennington performs
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Linkin Park Singer Chester Bennington Found Dead

Donald Trump Jr., Jared Kushner and Paul Manafort
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Senate Panels Scheduled To Hear From Kushner, Trump Jr. And Manafort

Donald Trump and Republican senators
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Trump To Senate GOP: Don't Leave Town Until Health Care Is Figured Out

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell
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Senate GOP's Latest Health Care Effort Dies In Less Than 15 Hours

Jon Huntsman
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President Trump Taps Jon Huntsman For Russia Ambassadorship

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Sen. John Cornyn
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Newest Senate Health Care Bill Stalls

Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly
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Homeland Security Makes 15,000 More H-2B Work Visas Available

Jared Kushner and Nancy Pelosi
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Democrats Call To Strip Jared Kushner Of Security Clearance

Speaker of the House Paul Ryan
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Speaker Paul Ryan Plans To 'Modernize' House Dress Code

President Donald Trump and President Emmanuel Macron
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Controversy Over Son's Meeting Follows President Trump To Paris

President Donald Trump and Melania Trump
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Trumps Travel To Paris To Celebrate Bastille Day

Christopher Wray
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Trump's Pick To Lead FBI Tells Congress He'll Be Independent Of Trump

Donald Trump and Donald Trump Jr.
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D.C. Reacts To Donald Trump Jr.'s Russia Emails

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell
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The Revised Senate Health Care Bill Has A Release Date