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Colin Dwyer

Reporter, Newsdesk

Colin Dwyer covers breaking news for NPR. He reports on a wide array of subjects — from politics in Latin America and the Middle East, to the latest developments in sports and scientific research.

Colin began his work with NPR on the Arts Desk, where he reviewed books and produced stories on arts and culture, then went on to write a daily roundup of news in literature and the publishing industry for the Two-Way blog — named Book News, naturally.

Later, as a producer for the Digital News desk, he wrote and edited feature news coverage, curated NPR's home page and managed its social media accounts. During his time on the desk, he co-created NPR's live headline contest "Head to Head," with Camila Domonoske, and won the American Copy Editors Society's annual headline-writing prize in 2015.

These days, as a reporter for the Newsdesk, he writes for NPR.org, reports for the network's on-air newsmagazines, and regularly hosts NPR's daily Facebook Live segment, "Newstime." He has covered hurricanes, international elections and unfortunate marathon mishaps, among many other stories. He also had some things to say about shoes once on Invisibilia.

Colin graduated from Georgetown University with a master's degree in English literature.

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Cannabis Stocks Had A Roller Coaster Of A Week

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The books on the shortlist for the 2018 Man Booker Prize, from top to bottom: The Long Take, by Robin Robertson; Milkman, by Anna Burns; Washington Black, by Esi Edugyan; Everything Under, by Daisy Johnson; The Mars Room, by Rachel Kushner; and The Overstory, by Richard Powers. Jack Taylor/Getty Images hide caption

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A North Carolina resident sits on his staircase earlier this week, staring into the water that surrounded his home after Florence hit Emerald Isle, N.C. Tom Copeland/AP hide caption

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Footing The Bill For Climate Change: 'By The End Of The Day, Someone Has To Pay'

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Mick Mulvaney, the acting head of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, seen at a House committee hearing earlier this year. Under Mulvaney, the bureau has scaled back its enforcement of rules against predatory lenders. Mark Wilson/Getty Images hide caption

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A pile of Turkish lira and euro banknotes sit atop a table earlier this month. The currencies of Turkey and other emerging economies have been falling against the U.S. dollar, which has been boosted by rising interest rates. Amir Makar/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Turbulence Roils Emerging Markets In The Shadow Of A Strengthened U.S. Dollar

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Pedestrians pass a building decorated with the Argentine national flag in Buenos Aires' financial district earlier this summer. Eitan Abramovich/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Russian troops and their Belarusian counterparts await orders during joint military exercises in Belarus last year. Next month, Russia will embark on another joint military exercise — this time on a much larger scale and in collaboration with China and Mongolia. Sergei Grits/AP hide caption

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Nicolas Hulot, the French environmental minister, departs a weekly Cabinet meeting in Paris in February. "I don't want to give the illusion that my presence in government means we're answering these issues properly," Hulot said in resigning Tuesday. Ludovic Marin/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Cardinal Blase Cupich, seen cradling a cross during a march against violence last year in Chicago, expressed "sorrow, disgust, outrage" last week in the wake of the Pennsylvania grand jury investigation, which implicated priests with connections to the Chicago Archdiocese. Scott Olson/Getty Images hide caption

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DeAndre Harris, crumpled on the ground, is beaten by several men in a parking garage beside the police station in Charlottesville, Va., shortly after a white nationalist rally in August 2017. Zach D. Roberts/AP hide caption

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South African leaders pushed back against President Trump's tweet about "land and farm seizures and expropriations and the large scale killing of farmers." Alex Brandon/AP hide caption

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