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Matthew S. Schwartz

Matthew S. Schwartz

Reporter, NPR News Desk

Matthew S. Schwartz is a reporter with NPR's news desk. Before coming to NPR, Schwartz worked as a reporter for Washington, DC, member station WAMU, where he won the national Edward R. Murrow award for feature reporting in large market radio. Previously, Schwartz worked as a technology reporter covering the intricacies of Internet regulation. In a past life, Schwartz was a Washington telecom lawyer. He got his J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center, and his B.A. from the University of Michigan ("Go Blue!").

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Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden speaks about the future of the Supreme Court on Sunday at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia. Carolyn Kaster/AP hide caption

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Refugees from the Moria camp protest near Mytilene on the Greek island of Lesbos on Saturday, a few days after a fire destroyed the refugee camp. Angelos Tzortzinis/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Abdul Salam Hanafi (right), a member of the Taliban negotiating team, heads to the opening session of peace talks between the Afghan government and the Taliban in Doha, Qatar, on Saturday. Hussein Sayed/AP hide caption

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What appears to be a makeshift greenhouse is seen behind a home where killings occurred in Aguanga, Calif. Several people were found fatally shot at the illegal marijuana growing operation. Elliot Spagat/AP hide caption

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In this August photo, Alexei Navalny poses for a photo with Siberian politician Ksenia Fadeyeva. Navalny was removed from a medically-induced coma in a Berlin hospital after suffering what German authorities say was a poisoning with a chemical nerve agent while traveling in Siberia in August. Andrei Fateyev/AP hide caption

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Boaters flying flags honoring President Trump crowded Lake Travis in Texas on Saturday. Although this boat did not capsize, a spokesperson for the Travis County Sheriff's Office said "several" boats sank. Bob Daemmrich/AP hide caption

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Dozens of people are evacuated to safety on a California National Guard Chinook helicopter on Saturday after the Creek Fire in central California left them stranded. More than 200 people were airlifted to safety after the fast-moving wildfire trapped them in a popular camping area in Sierra National Forest. California National Guard via AP hide caption

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People gather for a picnic on a hillside overlooking Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles during a game Saturday. Spectators are currently not allowed to attend Major League Baseball games in order to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. Mario Tama/Getty Images hide caption

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