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Jake Jones

Digital Content Producer

Jake left his small Missouri hometown to study broadcast journalism and political science at the University of Missouri. After completing his undergrad work and adopting a fat cat named Kasper, he quickly delved into the political arena of 2016. He's active on Twitter (@JakeJones4Newsy) and is always interested in a (civil) political debate.

  Recent Work
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D.C. Sniper Has Life Sentences Thrown Out

Palestinian prisoners in Israel
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Hundreds Of Palestinian Prisoners End Hunger Strike After 40 Days

Greg Gianforte
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GOP Candidate Charged With Assaulting Reporter Right Before Election

George R.R. Martin
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House Speaker Paul Ryan
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CBO: Republican Health Care Bill Cuts Less Than Previous Versions

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Fox News, Sean Hannity Backtrack From DNC Conspiracy Story

John Brennan, Dan Coats and Adm. Michael Rogers
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Russia Probe Mounts: 3 Intelligence Directors Testify Before Congress

Elijah Cummings and Jason Chaffetz
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Democrats To Committee Chair: We Need Answers About Michael Flynn

President Donald Trump; President Erdogan
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Turkey Wants An Investigation Into A Brawl Outside Its Embassy In D.C.

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'SNL' Finishes Historic Season, But There's More To Come

President Donald Trump with King Salman of Saudi Arabia
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Trump In Saudi Arabia: 'This Is Not A Battle Between Different Faiths'

President Donald Trump, Saudi Arabia's King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud
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What's In The US' New Deals With Saudi Arabia?

Robert Mueller
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Special Counsel Overseeing Russia Probe Could Face Ethics Challenge

Paul Ryan, Kevin McCarthy, Steve Scalise, Patrick McHenry, Cathy McMorris Rodgers and Evan McMullin
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An Old Transcript Is Coming Back To Haunt These GOP Representatives

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Google's Next Daydream VR Headset: A Stand-Alone Model

Jason Chaffetz, Adam Schiff, Nancy Pelosi, Chuck Schumer
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Here's How Members Of Congress Responded To The Comey Memo Story

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Why #SethRich Is Making News Again

Former FBI Director James Comey
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President Trump Reportedly Asked Comey To 'Let Go' Flynn Investigation

President Trump and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov
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Washington Post: Trump Gave Russians Classified Info

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Lowe's Wants To Give Its Employees An Exoskeleton For Heavy Lifting

Chinese President Xi Jinping
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China's President Pledged $124 Billion For A New Silk Road

French President Emmanuel Macron
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France's Youngest President Pledges To Fix Problems At Home And Abroad

Jacinta and Francisco Marto
Joshua BenolielWorld

Pope Francis Just Declared 2 Portuguese Children Saints

North Korean soldiers
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North Korea's Letter To The US Talks Tough, But Could Be A Good Sign

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions
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Attorney General Sessions Undoes Obama-Era Drug Policy

SpaceX CEO Elon Musk
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SpaceX Successfully Tests Its Biggest Rocket So Far

HHS Sec. Tom Price
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Reporter Arrested In State Capitol Building For Insistent Questioning

YPG funeral procession in NE Syria
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US To Arm Kurdish Fighters One Ally Considers A Terrorist Group

Emmanuel Macron
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Why The #MacronLeaks Didn't Make Much Of A Difference After All

EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt
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EPA Administrator Pushes For Fewer Scientists On Advisory Panels