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Emily Olson

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Emily Olson is on a three-month assignment as a news writer and live blog editor, helping shape NPR's digital breaking news strategy.

Her background includes a previous internship with NPR, a rural reporting role with the East Oregonian and an international producing position with the Australian Broadcasting Corporation.

Olson lives in Washington D.C.

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Jacob Wohl, pictured here surrounded by police officers at a 2020 protest in Washington D.C., is one of two right-wing activists who were behind a 2020 robocall scheme that targeted minority voters. Wohl will now face probation, fines and 500 hours of voter registration assistance for pleading guilty to telecommunications fraud. Michael M. Santiago/Getty Images hide caption

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Sanna Marin, prime minister of Finland, left, and New Zealand Prime Minster Jacinda Ardern pose at Government House in Auckland, New Zealand. Marin is in New Zealand for a three-day visit, which sparked international interest after a reporters asked questions about the leaders' ages and gender. Dave Rowland/Getty Images hide caption

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Actor Will Smith's success at the 94th Oscars was largely overshadowed by his behavior earlier in the ceremony, when he slapped comedian Chris Rock over a joke about Smith's wife's hair. In a new interview, Smith says that bottled up rage led to that moment. Robyn Beck/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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A Boston Police Crime Scene Response vehicle is parked on the street outside an apartment building where infant and other human remains were discovered by authorities. Carlin Stiehl for The Boston Globe via Getty Images hide caption

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A Balenciaga retail store is seen closed to customers due to pandemic lockdowns in Melbourne, Australia, in 2021. The brand has come under fire in recent weeks due to back-to-back ad scandals. Asanka Ratnayake/Getty Images hide caption

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Elon Musk says the company is ready to re-launch a verification program designed to ease the app's financial reliance on advertisers, but has yet to provide details. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images hide caption

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Members of the FBI investigate Tuesdays fatal shooting at the Chesapeake Walmart Supercenter on Wednesday in Chesapeake, Virginia. Six people, including the suspected gunman, are dead following. Nathan Howard/Getty Images hide caption

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Budweiser beer kiosks are pictured at the Khalifa International Stadium in Doha ahead of the Qatar 2022 World Cup soccer tournament, which starts Sunday. Beer sales will now be banned at the tournament. Miguel Medina/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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