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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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Archbishop Wilton Gregory of Washington, D.C., becomes a cardinal during a ceremony Saturday known as a consistory in St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican. Pope Francis cautioned new cardinals never to lose their connection to the people. Fabio Frustaci/Pool/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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From The Archives: An Interview With Tony Hsieh

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The scene of where Mohsen Fakhrizadeh was reportedly killed Friday in Absard, Iran, a city just east of Tehran. Fakhrizadeh, an Iranian scientist that Israel alleged led the Islamic Republic's military nuclear program until its disbanding in the early 2000s, was assassinated Friday, state TV said. Fars News Agency via AP hide caption

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In this Nov. 5 photo, Donald Trump Jr. gestures during a news conference at Georgia Republican Party headquarters in Atlanta. Trump Jr. has been infected with the coronavirus but says he is currently asymptomatic. John Bazemore/AP hide caption

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