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Dan is the PBS NewsHour's Social Media Editor/Producer.
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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.
Health Apr 02Twitter Chat: Why some veterans struggle with PTSD, and what they need
Join us Monday, April 3 at 5 p.m. EDT to learn more about our series on PTSD, "War on the Brain."…
Nation Mar 07Photo: President Trump surprises visitors as White House reopens for public tours
President Donald Trump surprised visitors to the White House on Tuesday during the building's official reopening for public tours.
Politics Feb 28Twitter chat: Previewing Trump’s first address to Congress
Join us at 8 p.m. ET for a preview of President Donald Trump's first address to a joint session of Congress. Follow the conversation using #NewsHourChats.
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
"Our national anthem has particular significance for U.S. Soccer,” the organization said in a statement.