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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 News Desk, 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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Muslim worshipers in Kabul offer prayers Sunday at the start of Eid al-Fitr, which marks the end of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan. The Taliban announced a three-day ceasefire during the holiday, a surprising move after months of bloody fighting. Wakil Kohsar/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe leaves a news conference Monday in Tokyo, after lifting the country's nationwide state of emergency over the coronavirus. Kim Kyung-Hoon/Pool/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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People relax in the sun while practicing social distancing last weekend in New York City's Domino Park. On Friday night, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo issued an order loosening some of the state's coronavirus restrictions. Johannes Eisele/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Two men duck for cover as waves generated by Cyclone Amphan smash against a breakwater Tuesday in Chennai, India. Farther north along India's east coast, near the country's border with Bangladesh, officials are struggling to evacuate areas in the storm's path. Arun Sankar/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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The U.S. and Canada closed their shared border to nonessential traffic in March and extended that order last month. On Tuesday, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced that the order has been extended yet again. Elaine Thompson/AP hide caption

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Amphan, seen in a satellite image captured Sunday, is moving over the Bay of Bengal and is expected to make landfall near the border of India and Bangladesh this week. NASA Worldview, Earth Observing System Data and Information System via AP hide caption

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Félicien Kabuga, seen in this undated wanted poster, has been arrested for his alleged role in the Rwandan genocide in 1994. MCT/MCT/Tribune News Service via Getty Images hide caption

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Pedestrians in face masks pass a mural in Naples depicting the city's patron saint, St. Gennaro, in a face mask too. Italy has set a timeline for lifting its strict coronavirus travel restrictions, after its outbreak overwhelmed medical centers across the country earlier this year. Carlo Hermann/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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The United Nations warned that the global pandemic presents particular dangers for people who struggle with mental health. Jewel Samad/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Nick Cordero, here in January on opening night of Rock of Ages in Hollywood, has emerged from a coma during a difficult fight with COVID-19, according to his wife. Vivien Killilea/Getty Images for Rock of Ages hide caption

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A man gets tested for the coronavirus Wednesday in Wuhan, China, the cradle of the global pandemic. Authorities plan to test the city's entire population after new cases emerged for the first time in weeks, according to state media. Hector Retamal/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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In South Korea And China, Loosening Restrictions Brings Coronavirus Resurgence

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