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Dan is the PBS NewsHour's Social Media Editor.
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Nation Sep 13Affected by the Equifax hack? Here’s what to do now
It’s been several months since credit reporting agency Equifax discovered a data breach that compromised the personal information -- names, addresses, birth dates and social security numbers -- of more than 145 million people. Here's what we know now.
Nation Sep 09A Russian propaganda group purchased ads on Facebook during the 2016 election. Here’s what that means.
Facebook announced this week that a Russian propaganda organization used the social media platform to purchase $100,000 of political advertising. Here’s what you need to know about this news.
Nation Aug 25WATCH LIVE: Hurricane Harvey batters Texas
In its 5 p.m. EDT update, the National Hurricane Center said Hurricane Harvey was less than 100 miles from Corpus Christi with maximum sustained winds of 125 miles per hour, adding that the middle and upper Texas coast could see…
Nation Aug 25WATCH: Texas governor addresses looming Hurricane Harvey
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott is set to hold a news conference Friday afternoon on Hurricane Harvey. You can watch it here.
Politics Jun 29After crude tweet about TV host Mika Brzezinski, Trump faces backlash from lawmakers
In a series of tweets Thursday morning, the president went after Mika Brzezinski and Joe Scarborough, who have criticized Trump on their MSNBC show "Morning Joe."…
Politics Jun 21Women’s congressional softball game sets fundraising record
The ninth annual Congressional Women's Softball Game on Wednesday set a record for fundraising. The game took place one week after a shooting at a men's congressional baseball practice.
Nation Jun 01Here’s how leaders are reacting to Trump’s withdrawal from Paris climate agreement
The decision sparked a storm of reactions from lawmakers, foreign leaders and industry executives who largely feared what the exit would mean.
Politics May 10What Donald Trump has said about James Comey
Before firing him this week, President Donald Trump has both praised and disparaged former FBI director James Comey.
Nation May 03Facebook to hire 3,000 more content reviewers after spate of violent videos
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said Wednesday his company will hire another 3,000 people to review content that users report as questionable or controversial.
World Apr 27The biggest takeaways from Pope Francis’ groundbreaking TED talk
In the talk, part of TED’s annual conference, the Holy Father wove science, wisdom from Mother Teresa and the parable of the Good Samaritan to stress the importance of human solidarity.