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Ryan Biek

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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.

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A Soyuz spacecraft's launch to the ISS Sunday

Reinforcements Heading To The International Space Station

Rep. Ruben Kihuen
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Rep. Ruben Kihuen Won't Seek Re-election Amid Misconduct Allegations

Part of the Sandy Hook Elementary School crime scene.
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What's Changed In The 5 Years Since The Sandy Hook Shooting?

Russell Simmons.
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3 Women Accuse Russell Simmons Of Rape

U.S. President Donald Trump and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas.
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Palestinian Leader Doesn't Want The US Running Peace Talks

U.S. Senator elect Doug Jones.
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Write-In Votes Might Have Played A Big Role In Doug Jones' Win

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand.
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Lawmakers Defend Sen. Gillibrand After Trump's Tweet

Lonzo, LaMelo, LiAngelo and LaVar Ball.
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Lonzo Ball's Brothers Are Going Pro, Too ... In Lithuania

Nick Saban takes the field with his University of Alabama football team.
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Saban For Senate? Group Urges Alabama Voters To Write In Coach's Name

A homeless person in New York City.
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Number Of Homeless People In The US Increased For First Time In Years

Students in a concealed carry class.
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Republicans Argue Concealed Carry Permits Are Like Driver's Licenses

A concealed carry class.
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For Republicans, Gun Control And Gun Rights Can Be Linked

YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki
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YouTube To Scale Up Human Review As Site Faces Child-Content Scandals

Danny Masterson
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Netflix Cuts Actor Danny Masterson From Show Over Rape Allegations

A coal-fired power plant.
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Dozens Of Mayors Expected To Sign Their Own Climate Accord

Rep. John Conyers.
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Rep. Conyers Expected To Make Announcement Amid A New Accusation

President Donald Trump.
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Trump's Lawyer Argues Presidents Can't Obstruct Justice

Parent and child on iPad

Facebook's New App Aims To Help Parents Protect Their Children Online

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie.
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New Jersey Has A Tangled History With This Sports Betting Law

Sports bettors at the Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino.
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Supreme Court To Hear Arguments In States' Rights Sports Betting Case

Pope Francis on an official visit to Myanmar.
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Pope Francis Explains Why He Didn't Say 'Rohingya' In Myanmar

President Donald Trump's attorney, John Dowd.
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Trump's Lawyer Claims Responsibility For The Tweet About Mike Flynn

Rep. Joe Barton
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Amid Sex Scandals, Rep. Barton Says He Won't Seek Re-election

Rep. John Conyers
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Nancy Pelosi Calls For Rep. John Conyers' Resignation

Returned Polish painting, known as "Street With Castle Ruins."
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With The FBI's Help, Poland Gets Back A Painting The Nazis Stole

Matt Lauer
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Matt Lauer Releases Statement On Sexual Misconduct Allegations

Alex Azar at his hearing before a Senate committee.
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Trump's HHS Secretary Nominee Has His First Confirmation Hearing

Pope Francis in Myanmar.
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Pope's Call To Respect All Ethnic Groups Might Not Be Enough

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi
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Top Democrats Interested In Bipartisan Meeting Without Trump

The official 2017 White House Christmas tree.
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Why A Secular White House Can (Legally) Be Decorated For Christmas