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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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A Chinese shipping vessel.
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The China-US Trade War Might Go Beyond Tariffs Soon

South Korean President Moon Jae-in and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un
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North And South Korea Are Making Progress On Everything But Nukes

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un
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Kim Jong Un Throws A Military Parade To Celebrate Country's Founding

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in Pakistan
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Pompeo Vows To 'Reset' Strained U.S.-Pakistan Ties

A marijuana plant
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The Trump Administration Might Be Revving Up For Another Anti-Pot Push

A voting sign in Florida
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Florida's Governor Race Pits A Progressive Against A Trump Fan

President Trump and Rep. Ron DeSantis
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Republicans Run Towards Trump In Arizona, Florida Primaries

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions
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Jeff Sessions Faces Down Another Wave Of Pressure From Trump

The 2016 Democratic National Convention
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Democrats Are Overhauling Superdelegates In The Wake Of 2016

The 2016 Democratic National Convention
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Democrats Are Overhauling Superdelegates In The Wake Of 2016

The bank of Greece
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Greece Leaves Bailout Programs, But No End In Sight For Austerity

A military parade in China
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Military Parades Are A Global Go-To Tactic To Show Off Strength

A Russian rocket
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Russian Satellite Maneuvers Are Making The US Nervous

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi
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Trump's Iran Sanctions Are Causing Political Pain In Iraq

Speaker of the House Paul Ryan
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Paul Ryan's Achievements Are On The Line In Wisconsin's Midterms

Turkish lira
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Trump's Tariff Tweets Add To Turkey's Economic Woes

Aftermath of a rocket attack in Israel
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Missile Strikes Could Jeopardize Hopes For A Gaza Ceasefire

Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach
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Trump's Voter Fraud Point Man Is Stuck In A Close KS Primary Race

Return ceremony for supposed remains of U.S. veterans
U.S. Department of DefenseWorld

So Far, So Good For Trump's North Korea Diplomacy

Pakistani politician Imran Khan
Pakistan Tehkree-e-InshafPolitics

Pakistan's Next Leader Could Be On A Collision Course With Trump

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo
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Mike Pompeo Heads To Congress To Clear The Air On Trump And Russia

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani
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Trump Tweet Marks A New Low Point In Iran-US Relations

President Donald Trump
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Trump Walks Back His Doubts About The US Intel On Russia's Meddling

President Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin
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Trump's About As Unpopular In Russia As Putin Is In The US

Helsinki
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Helsinki Is A Natural Fit For The Trump-Putin Summit

U.S. soldiers training in Poland
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NATO Relies On The US For A Lot More Than Funding

U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May
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UK PM Theresa May Fights For Her Job After Brexit Breakup

Shipping containers in China
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China Enters The Trade War With Reluctance — And Defiance

Former EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt
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Pruitt's Replacement Will Probably Keep His Deregulation Push Alive

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo
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Pompeo Visits North Korea To Hammer Out Specifics Of Denuclearization