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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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A car carrying the body of protester Mya Thwet Thwet Khine is pictured at the head of a convoy during her funeral service Sunday in Naypyitaw. She was the first confirmed fatality in the ongoing protests against the military coup. Stringer/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Reps. Sheila Jackson Lee (from left), Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Sylvia Garcia help distribute food at the Houston Food Bank on Saturday. Elizabeth Conley/Pool/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Harris County Precinct 4 Commissioner Jack Cagle hands out water at a distribution site on Friday in Houston. Millions throughout the state remain under a boil water notice as many residents lack water at home due to frozen or broken pipes. David J. Phillip/AP hide caption

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A skeleton of an Allosaurus on display at Drouot auction house in Paris in October. A new theory says the dinosaurs were killed by a comet fragment that originally came from the edge of the solar system. Thibault Camus/AP hide caption

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New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo speaks to reporters during a news conference at a COVID-19 pop-up vaccination site in Brooklyn on Jan. 23. Cuomo has defended the state's reporting of nursing home deaths. Mary Altaffer/AP hide caption

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In a photo from Guinea's previous Ebola outbreak, medical staff clean their protection suits in March 2015 in Conakry, Guinea. Guinean authorities declared a new Ebola outbreak Sunday. Cellou Binani/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern addresses media questions during a COVID-19 news conference on Feb. 14 in Wellington, New Zealand. Three new cases of the coronavirus have been confirmed in Auckland, the country's largest city. Mark Tantrum/Getty Images hide caption

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Protesters hold placards and shout slogans on Saturday in Yangon, Myanmar. Myanmar declared martial law in parts of the country, including its two largest cities, as protests continued to draw people to the streets after the military staged a coup. Hkun Lat/Getty Images hide caption

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Michael van der Veen, lawyer for former President Donald Trump, walks to the Senate floor on the fourth day of the Senate impeachment trial, which had been expected to wrap up Saturday. Jabin Botsford/AP hide caption

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Secretary of State George Shultz, center, walks with President Reagan and Vice President George Bush on his arrival at the White House in January 1985 after two days of arms talks with the Soviet Union in Geneva. Shultz died Saturday at the age of 100. Barry Thumma/AP hide caption

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Mayor Lori Lightfoot (left) and Chicago Public Schools CEO Janice Jackson (second from left) visit a preschool classroom at Dawes Elementary School in Chicago on Jan. 11. Ashlee Rezin Garcia/AP hide caption

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Drivers with an appointment enter a COVID-19 vaccination site set up in the parking lot of Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles on Saturday. One of the largest vaccination sites in the country, it was temporarily shut down Saturday afternoon because of protesters, stalling hundreds of motorists who had been waiting in line for hours. Damian Dovarganes/AP hide caption

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Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, R-Ga., wears a "Trump Won" face mask as she arrives on the floor of the House to take her oath of office as a newly elected member of the House of Representatives on Jan. 3. Erin Scott/Pool/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, arrives for an event on the coronavirus with President Biden at the White House on Thursday. Alex Brandon/AP hide caption

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