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Sebastián Martínez Valdivia

Content Producer

Originally from Columbia, Missouri, Sebastián has spent most of his life, and his career as a journalist, obsessed with the natural world. The bulk of his work has focused on the environment, but he maintains a wide range of interests, including politics, music and technology, among others. When he's not at work he can usually be found gardening, or making music, or trying to get people to care about native plants.

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People walk along a highway in Mexico City
Mai Nolasco CarranzaPolitics

Half Of The 'Second Caravan' Leaves Mexico City

A group of people wait for clothes
Mai Nolasco-CarranzaPolitics

Are 'Caravans' A Sustainable Strategy For Migration?

Election officials load ballots into machines
Getty ImagesPolitics

Major Races Still Undecided Days After Midterms

World leaders observe Armistice Day
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French President Decries Nationalism In Speech Before Trump

An elections worker feeds ballots into a tabulation machine
Getty ImagesPolitics

Florida Secretary of State Orders Recounts In Senate, Governor's Races

Petra historic site
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Deadly Flooding In Jordan Hits Historic Site, Forcing Evacuations

Rick Scott
Getty ImagesPolitics

Scott Wins Rulings In Florida Senate Race, With Deadlines Looming

Getty ImagesPolitics

Trump Bans Asylum For Immigrants Who Enter The US Illegally

Venezuelan migrants in Colombia
Getty ImagesWorld

The UN Says 3 Million People Have Fled Venezuela In Just A Few Years

A map of Maryland's congressional districts
Maryland Department of PlanningPolitics

Judges Order Maryland To Redraw Congressional Districts

The Polish flag flies over Warsaw
Getty ImagesWorld

Warsaw Mayor Cancels Independence March Over 'Aggressive Nationalism'

Nancy Pelosi
Getty ImagesPolitics

Democrats Regain Control Of The House With Wave Of Women Candidates

Rep. Jacky Rosen
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Jacky Rosen Clinches Nevada US Senate Seat

ALexandria Ocasio-Cortez
Getty ImagesPolitics

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Becomes Youngest Woman Elected To Congress

Rep. Kevin Cramer
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Kevin Cramer Wins North Dakota US Senate Seat

Sherrod Brown
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Democratic Sen. Sherrod Brown Wins Re-Election In Ohio

Launch of NASA's Parker Solar Probe

NASA's Solar Probe Just Made The Closest-Ever Flyby Of The Sun

Simone Biles holds a gold medal at the Gymnastics World Championships
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Simone Biles Cleans Up At World Championships With 4 Golds

Mike Pompeo and Kim Jong Un
U.S. Department of StateWorld

North Korea Says Sanctions Could Push It To Resume Nuclear Program

2010 census brochures
Getty ImagesPolitics

Supreme Court Refuses To Delay Trial Over Census Citizenship Question

Tom Steyer
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FBI Confirms Suspicious Package Sent To Tom Steyer Similar To Others

The unified Korea team marches during 2018 olympic opening ceremony
Getty ImagesWorld

North and South Korea Plan To Compete As One In Tokyo Olympics

The Dawn spacecraft

NASA's Dawn Mission Finally Runs Out Of Fuel

President Donald Trump
Getty ImagesPolitics

Trump Claims He'll Block Migrant Caravan But Offers Few Details

A person talks on a cellphone
Getty ImagesSci/Health

$30M Study Links Older Cellphone Radiation To Cancer In Rats

U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis and Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman
Getty ImagesPolitics

Lawmakers Urge Trump Administration To Stop Nuclear Talks With Saudis

A person works in an auto plant
Getty ImagesBusiness

Low Unemployment Numbers Help Push Wages Up

A vigil is held in Pittsburgh for victims of Saturday's shooting
Getty ImagesU.S.

11 Dead, 6 Wounded In Pittsburgh Synagogue Shooting

A protester holds a Brazilian flag
Getty ImagesWorld

Far-Right Candidate Bolsonaro Wins Brazilian Presidential Election

St. Peter's Square
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Catholic Bishops Call For Greater Involvement Of Women In The Church