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Ryan Biek

Digital Content Producer

Fleeing Minnesota winters, Ryan attended the University of Missouri to study psychology and economics — that is when he wasn't too busy playing lacrosse. He didn't consider pursuing journalism until he picked it up at a summer job. Since then, he's covered a wide range of topics, including politics, neurodegeneration, food and wine and the occasional cat video. When Ryan isn't writing for Newsy, he's trying to stay out of trouble by shooting pool and playing sand volleyball with his buddies and creating food blogs.

  Recent Work
Construction on a border wall prototype.
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8 Border Wall Prototypes Near The Testing Phase

Rep. Pat Tiberi
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Rep. Pat Tiberi Becomes The Latest Loss For Moderate Republicans

Sen. Elizabeth Warren.
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Sen. Warren Says Trump Is Losing To The Constitution — But Is He?

A YPG sniper in Raqqa, Syria.
YPG Press OfficeWorld

US-Backed Forces Take Over ISIS' 'Capital' In Syria

Netflix's upcoming film "Game Over, Man!"
Netflix / "Game Over, Man!"Entertainment

Netflix's Content Budget Might've Gotten Even Bigger

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, former President Bill Clinton, and Clinton Foundation Vice Chair Chelsea Clinton.
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Clinton Foundation Won't Return Donations From Harvey Weinstein

Austrian Foreign Minister Sebastian Kurz, who's projected to become the next chancellor.
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Europe's Youngest Leader May Turn To The Far-Right For Help

Multiple covers for "To Kill a Mockingbird"
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'To Kill A Mockingbird' Pulled From Classrooms In Mississippi

Aaron Hernandez hit during a play in 2012
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Aaron Hernandez's Family Dropped Its CTE Lawsuit Against The NFL

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions
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Justice Department Warns 4 Cities Over 'Sanctuary' Policies

An artist's concept of an asteroid.
NASASci/Health

NASA Sees Asteroid Flyby As A Chance To Test Its Tracking Tech

Protesters demonstrating against President Donald Trump's so-called travel ban in February.
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Supreme Court Dismisses Appeal Against Trump's Temporary Travel Ban

Steven Spielberg.
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Apple Is Remaking A Series From The '80s In Push For Original Content

Scorched ground after a wildfire
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At Least 13 Killed By California Wildfires And 115,000 Acres Burned

Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson and Tyrese Gibson.
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Dwayne Johnson Responds To 'Fast And Furious' Beef Over His New Movie

Protesters in Barcelona pushing for Catalan independence.
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France Pressures Catalonia To Stay Part Of Spain

Vice President Mike Pence and Karen Pence at an Indianapolis Colts game.
Twitter / @VPPolitics

How Much Did Pence's Trip (Or Stunt) Cost?

Demonstrators in Madrid
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Catalonia Wants To Open A Dialogue With Spain, But That Seems Unlikely

Jason Aldean and his band perform on "Saturday Night Live"
NBC / "Saturday Night Live"Entertainment

Jason Aldean Picks Perfect Song To Pay Tributes On 'SNL'

A frame from Netflix's "The Babysitter."
Netflix / "The Babysitter"Entertainment

Netflix Plans On Spending More, So It's Making You Spend More, Too

A Pacific walrus.
U.S. Geological SurveySci/Health

Trump Administration Denies Endangered Protections For 25 Species

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos.
Getty ImagesWorld

The European Commission Hit Another Tech Giant With A Large Fine

U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Nikki Haley.
Getty ImagesPolitics

Investigative Agency Says US Ambassador To UN Violated Law

A Cuban flag flying in front of the country's embassy in Washington, D.C.
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State Department Orders Cuban Diplomatic Staff To Leave US

Actor Colin Firth from "Kingsman" with fans in South Korea.
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How A Spoof On British Spies Became South Korea's Beloved Action Hero

A U.S. soldier and a Puerto Rican resident work to clear a tree from a road.
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FEMA Administrator Defends Puerto Rican Relief Efforts In Bold Claim

O.J. Simpson (right) with his attorney, Malcolm LaVergne
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O.J. Simpson Released From Prison After 9 Years

Lindsey Vonn skiing
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Lindsey Vonn Wants To Race Against Men — Now Might Be Her Best Chance

Pandas at the China Giant Panda Protection and Research Center.
Getty ImagesSci/Health

Decision To Take Pandas Off The Endangered List May Have Come Too Soon

B.o.B performing.
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Rapper Wants His Satellites To Prove Earth's Shape, Once And For All