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Dan is the PBS NewsHour's Social Media Editor.
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Nation Jan 13Bush sisters pen letter to Obama girls before White House exit
“We have watched you grow from girls to impressive young women with grace and ease,” the Bush daughters wrote in the letter, published by Time magazine. “And through it all you had each other. Just like we did.”…
Nation Dec 28Fans share mental illness stories #InHonorOfCarrie
Fisher, the actress, author and screenwriter, was perhaps as well known as an advocate for mental illness as she was for her iconic role as Princess Leia from "Star Wars." In the hours since her death, fans have shared a…
Politics Nov 22Trump disavows alt-right in New York Times interview
President-elect Donald Trump disavowed the alt-right in an on-the-record interview with the New York Times on Tuesday. He also responded to questions about the possibility of prosecuting Hillary Clinton, his commitment to the First Amendment, his plans for Syria, and…
Politics Nov 07What’s on your ballot? Here’s how to find out
Facebook, Google and the app Brigade are showing voters what to expect when they cast their ballots on Nov. 8.
Politics Oct 27Twitter Chat: How political squabbles on social media stressed us out this year
Join us at 2 p.m. EST on Friday, Oct. 28 for online conversation about social media and 2016 presidential election. Follow along on Twitter via the hashtag #NewsHourChats.
Nation Sep 16U.S. Soccer disapproves of Megan Rapinoe’s nod to Kaepernick kneel
Video by ESPN Echoing the protests of football quarterback Colin Kaepernick, American soccer player Megan Rapinoe kneeled during the national anthem Thursday night, a decision U.S. Soccer later did not support. “Representing your country is a privilege and…
Nation Sep 0135 years after shooting Reagan, Hinckley to be released next week
John Hinckley Jr., the man who shot President Ronald Reagan 35 years ago will be released to his mother’s home in Virginia on Sept. 10, his attorney said Thursday.
Nation Jul 27John Hinckley, who shot President Reagan, to be freed after 35 years
A judge ruled Wednesday that John Hinckley Jr., the man who attempted to assassinate President Ronald Reagan 35 years ago, will be allowed to leave the mental hospital where he has resided for decades and instead live with his mother…
Arts Jul 18How music rocks politics
How does rock 'n' roll influence our thinking about political events and the world? A new exhibit at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame seeks to answer that question.
Nation Jul 11After 19 seasons, 5-time NBA champion Tim Duncan retires
Tim Duncan, a five-time NBA champion and 15-time all-star with the San Antonio Spurs, called it quits Monday after 19 seasons.