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Matt Picht

Politics Reporter

Matt graduated from the University of Tulsa with an English degree, and he still can't believe he found a job this awesome with those credentials. When he's not scouring the web to bring you the best news possible, Matt enjoys reading and playing video games. His typical news beats are world news, tech stories and anything involving puns.

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President Trump
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'DO NOT CONGRATULATE' Leak Reportedly Leads To White House Angst

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and President Trump
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Saudi Prince Visits The US To Polish His Country's Image

Russian President Vladimir Putin
The KremlinWorld

Russian Voters Hand Putin A Broad New Mandate

Russian President Vladimir Putin
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Voter Apathy Is Putin's Greatest Foe In Russia's Elections

Greene County official Scott Kelley
Newsy Staff / Luke PiotrowskiPolitics

Paper Ballots Are More Of A Placebo Than A Cure For Election Meddling

President Trump and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson
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The Distance Between Tillerson's State Dept. And Trump's White House

President Trump speaks behind a lectern
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Trump's Feud With California Could Hurt The State's GOP Races

White House senior adviser Jared Kushner
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Government Security Clearance Issues Go Way Beyond The White House

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un
Korean Central News AgencyWorld

What Could Convince Kim Jong-un To Give Up His Nukes?

Immigration activists
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Activists March In D.C. To Jump-Start Stalled DACA Talks

Linda Belcher
Twitter / @RepLindaBelcherPolitics

Former Kentucky Rep. Wins Back Her Old Seat In Another Democratic Flip

White House senior adviser Jared Kushner and U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley
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Palestinian Leader Doesn't Want US To Lead Peace Process

An immunization shot
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Declining Vaccination Rates Part Of Big Measles Spikes Across Europe

An assault rifle
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Mass Shootings Can Happen Anywhere, But They Keep Happening In The US

Florida state representative-elect Margaret Good
Margaret Good for FloridaPolitics

Democrats Flip Another State Seat — This Time In Florida

U.S intelligence agency chiefs
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US Intelligence Head: Russian Meddling Is A Global Problem

President Trump and former White House official Rob Porter
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How Long Can The White House Run On Interim Security Clearances?

U.S. soldiers solute
U.S. Department of DefensePolitics

Pentagon Lays Out $686 Billion Spending Plan

South African President Jacob Zuma
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The Scandal-Filled Tenure Of South African President Jacob Zuma

Cape Town, South Africa
City of Cape TownWorld

Cape Town Gets Rain — But It Won't Stop The 3-Year Drought

Westerville Police Officers Eric Joering, left, and Anthony Morelli

2 Ohio Officers Killed During Suspected Domestic Violence Call

Snowboarder Red Gerard, center
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Who Is 17-Year-Old Olympic Snowboarder Red Gerard?

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu
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Israel Says It's Not Changing Syria Strategy After Plane Goes Down

Tax forms
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The Equifax Breach Might Be Worse Than The Company Said

Sen. John McCain
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Jeff Flake Says John McCain Is 'Gaining Strength'

Breaking news

3 Dead, 4 Injured After Helicopter Crashes In Grand Canyon

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un
Rodong SinmunWorld

Kim Jong-un Sends Sister South For An Olympics 'Charm Offensive'

German Chancellor Angela Merkel
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Germany Has A Government Again — If The Voters Approve It

The Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympics logo
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The Weird 2018 Winter Olympics Logo Is More Than A Box And A Star

Queen Elizabeth II
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Queen Elizabeth Has Now Spent 66 Years On The British Throne