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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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North Korean leader Kim Jong-un
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U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May
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President Trump and Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro
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New Zealand police
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U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May
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European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker and U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May
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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu
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Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau
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Fragments of what Pakistan claims to be an Indian missile
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Workers prepare for the Trump-Kim summit in Hanoi
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Crates of U.S. foreign assistance
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Missiles on display at a parade in India
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Demonstrators gather near the White House
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An anti-Brexit protester
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President Trump
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Border wall in El Paso
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Boxes of humanitarian aid
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President Donald Trump
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A beach in Danang, Vietnam
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Pershing II missiles
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INF Treaty's Demise Gives US, Russia Room For New Nuclear Weapons

Huawei logo
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A Venezuela flag
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Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro
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US Commits To Ousting Maduro In Venezuela

Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro
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Venezuela's Maduro Faces His Toughest Challenger Yet

A U.S. interceptor missile
U.S. Department of DefensePolitics

US May Shift Missile Defense Focus To Russia, China

U.S. Department of Justice logo
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Brexit protesters in front of the U.K. parliament
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U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May
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