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Megan Smith


Megan Smith is a multimedia journalist who has followed her work across the country and ultimately to Washington, D.C. where she currently works at Newsy. Her passions include reading, travel and anything Harry Potter related. Follow her @megan_kristin for news video updates and photos of her lab, Nala.

  Recent Work
The Washington Post newsroom
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Washington Post Lawsuit Puts Libel Law Into Focus

South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg spoke with Newsy about how he can stand out in a crowded field of Democrats.

South Bend Mayor Buttigieg Says He'll Stick Out In Crowded 2020 Field

Andrew Yang sits down with Newsy
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This 2020 Candidate Wants To Give You $1,000 A Month

Jason Rezaian speaks with Newsy

Moments Before Leaving An Iranian Prison: Jason Rezaian On Freedom

Federal workers and union representatives take part in a silent protest on Capitol Hill.

Government Workers Still Recovering Financially From Partial Shutdown

Marijuana at Herbal Alternatives medical marijuana dispensary in Washington, D.C.
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Legal Weed Dispensaries Can't Use Banks. Congress Wants To Fix That.

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Gun Owners Could See Rights Expanded By Supreme Court

Chris Wilson
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He Expected To Die By 21. Chris Wilson's 'Master Plan' Saved Him

Girls ride in a truck during a march for peace near the U.S./Mexico border.
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Dem. Says Congress Must 'Tune Out' Noise To Avoid Shutdown

House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Richard Neal is leading a push to obtain President Donald Trump's tax returns.
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Democrats Ramp Up Efforts To Obtain Trump's Tax Returns

The Flint, Michigan, water treatment plant
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Infrastructure Hasn't Been A Place For Bipartisanship — Yet

White House Director of Strategic Communications Mercedes Schlapp talks with Newsy
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White House Official Previews Trump's State Of The Union

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California Could Signal Start of Troubling Trend in Health Care

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Dream Jobs: Cheesemonger

Sara Phillips
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Dream Jobs: Perfumer

Rep. Pete Aguilar speaks at a press conference outside the U.S. Capitol.
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Dem. Rep Aguilar Says Border Talks Should Be Based On 'Evidence'

Furloughed federal workers take part in a free improv workshop just hours before the end of the partial government shutdown.
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Furloughed Workers Take On Improv To Cope During Shutdown

Hundreds converge on Washington, D.C. for the Women's March.
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Despite Cloud Of Controversy, Washington Women's March Draws Hundreds

Brexit protesters in front of the U.K. parliament
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No-Deal Brexit Threat Hangs Over EU Citizens In The U.K.

U.S. Attorney General nominee William Barr testifies at his confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee.
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Barr May Not Publicly Release Mueller Report If Confirmed

President Trump at a NATO Summit in July
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What Would Happen If The US Left NATO?

Hundreds turned out for a rally in Washington to demand an end to the partial government shutdown.

Federal Workers Say They're Hurting As Shutdown Drags On

Philip Becnel
Megan SmithU.S.

Dream Jobs: Private Investigator

U.S. Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-Oregon).
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This Congressman Says The New Congress Could Legalize Weed

U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) and U.S. Rep. Ann Wagner (R-MO) hold a news conference about paid leave
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Can Conservatives Unite On Paid Leave Policy?

House Democratic women gather outside the U.S. Capitol for a photo one day after their swearing in.
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87 Percent Of Women In The House Of Representatives Are Democrats

Newly elected members of Congress pose for a photo in front of the U.S. Capitol in November 2018.
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New Congressional Members Have A Lot To Deal With Before Legislating

South Korean President Moon Jae-in and North Korean President Kim Jong-un
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US Sanctions Could Make Or Break Diplomacy With North Korea In 2019

Travis McCormack
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Dream Jobs: Athletic Trainer

Spit samples at the University at Buffalo

The Science Of Spit