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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, 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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Thousands of Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed's supporters gathered to watch him speak at a rally Saturday in Addis Ababa. But a blast interrupted the event, leaving at least one person dead and dozens more with injuries. Yonas Tadesse/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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A 2-year-old Honduran girl cries as an official searches her mother in McAllen, Texas, near the U.S.-Mexico border, earlier this month. For many, the image has become indelibly associated with a Trump administration policy that for weeks separated migrant children from their parents — but the girl's father says she was not separated from her mother. John Moore/Getty Images hide caption

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Demonstrators protest U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement on Tuesday, just outside the agency's regional office in Portland, Ore. Diego G. Diaz/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images hide caption

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An American Airlines plane departs Joint Base Andrews in Maryland in 2015. American, United and Frontier all released statements on Wednesday saying they did not want to be involved in transporting migrant children who have been separated from their families because of a Trump administration policy. Patrick Smith/Getty Images hide caption

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Special agents with Homeland Security Investigations, the investigative arm of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, lead a man away from Fresh Mark in Salem, Ohio, on Tuesday. The mass arrests were the result of the second such large-scale raid this month. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement hide caption

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The United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva, seen earlier this year during a presentation on the conflict in Syria. On Tuesday, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Ambassador Nikki Haley announced that the U.S. will be withdrawing from the council. Fabrice Coffrini/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Students with homemade mortars stand guard behind makeshift shields and barricades Tuesday at the National University in Managua, which has been occupied by protesters for more than a month. Inti Ocon/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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The Toronto Police Service released this image of the Banksy print Trolley Hunters, apparently stolen from an exhibit Sunday. Banksy/Toronto Police Service hide caption

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Czech President Milos Zeman (back row, second from left) looks on with glee Thursday as firefighters burn a large piece of red textile representing the red underwear his political opponents have used to mock him. Michal Cizek/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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A column of Yemeni pro-government forces, travels Wednesday about five miles south of Hodeidah international airport. Backed by the Saudi-led coalition, the fighters launched an offensive to retake the rebel-held Red Sea port city. Nabil Hassan/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Abortion rights activists celebrate Thurdsay outside the Argentine Congress in Buenos Aires, shortly after lawmakers in the country's lower chamber passed a bill legalizing abortion. The bill's chances look uncertain in the upper chamber, but that did little to dampen excitement among its supporters. Eeitan Abramovich/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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