Meet the Team

Matt Picht

General Assignment Editor

Matt graduated from the University of Tulsa with an English degree, and he still can't believe he found a job this awesome with those credentials. When he's not scouring the web to bring you the best news possible, Matt enjoys reading and playing video games. His typical news beats are world news, tech stories and anything involving puns.

  Recent Work
Attorney General Jeff Sessions
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DOJ Claims LGBTQ Workplace Discrimination Isn't Illegal

Chickens
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Chlorinated Chickens Are Clucking Up A US-UK Trade Deal

Matt Groening attends "The Simpsons" Comic-Con panel
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The Creator Of 'The Simpsons' Has A New Cartoon Coming To Netflix

Polish President Andrzej Duda
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Poland's President Spikes Court Reform Bills After Protests

Palestinian protesters and Israeli security forces
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Metal Detectors Lead To Violence Between Israelis And Palestinians

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Twitter Promises It's Doing Way Better With Harassment These Days

Syrian rebels
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Trump Is Ending An Obama-Era Program To Arm Syrian Rebels

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Sen. John Cornyn
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Newest Senate Health Care Bill Stalls

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson
U.S. Department of StateWorld

Qatar And UAE Trade Barbs Over Hacking Accusation

A U.S. Army soldier
U.S. Department of DefensePolitics

Congress' Military Budget Is Even Bigger Than Trump Asked For

A sign commemorating Liu Xiaobo
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Chinese Dissident Liu Xiaobo Dies At 61

E. coli bacteria and a still frame of a horse galloping
Centers for Disease Control and PreventionSci/Health

Science Puts A GIF Inside Live Bacteria

The J. Edgar Hoover building
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The FBI Isn't Getting Its New HQ Any Time Soon

College graduation
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Majority Of Republicans Turn Against Colleges In New Survey

People use VR headsets
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Oculus Rift Price Drop Could Mean Tough Times Ahead For The VR Set

An animated courtroom with multiple plaintiffs
Consumer Financial Protection BureauBusiness

It Might Soon Get Easier To Sue Banks And Credit Card Companies

French President Emmanuel Macron
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Macron Can't Shake The Scandals Of French Politics

Japanese Minister for Foreign Affairs Fumio Kishida and European Council official Cecillia Malmstr├Âm
European CommissionWorld

The EU And Japan Have Agreed On A Massive Trade Deal

U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley
U.S. Mission to the UNWorld

The UN Security Council Is Struggling With Solutions To North Korea

Handguns
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Florida Judge Rules 'Stand Your Ground' Changes Unconstitutional

Donald Trump and staff in the Oval Office.
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Here's How Much Trump's White House Aides Are Getting Paid

South Korean President Moon Jae-In and U.S. President Donald Trump
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Trump Talks Trade, North Korea With South Korea's President

Bronx-Lebanon Medical Center
Jim.henderson / CC0 1.0U.S.

Shooting At NYC Hospital Leaves Gunman And At Least 1 Dead

Republican senators
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CBO Says GOP Health Care Bill Cuts Medicaid 35 Percent By 2036

A New York City subway car
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New York City's Subway System Is In A State Of Emergency

Facebook logo
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Here's How Facebook Determines What Hate Speech Looks Like

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson
U.S. Department of StatePolitics

The New US Human Trafficking Report Is Bad News For China

A Chicago Police logo
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Three Chicago Cops Indicted In Cover-Up Of Laquan McDonald Shooting

CNN logo
Josh Hallett / CC BY 2.0U.S.

3 Journalists Resign After CNN Retracts Story On Trump-Russia Ties

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell
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Senate GOP Health Care Bill In Jeopardy Of Stalling At Procedural Vote