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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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Mourners surround a vehicle carrying the coffins of Iranian Maj. Gen. Qassem Soleimani and Iraqi militia leader Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, during a funeral procession Saturday in Baghdad. Sabah Arar/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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(From left) Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige, Chris Hemsworth, Chris Evans, Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner and Mark Ruffalo, members of the cast of Avengers: Endgame in Los Angeles in April. The Marvel Cinematic Universe is getting a trans character, Feige says. Willy Sanjuan/Willy Sanjuan/Invision/AP hide caption

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In this Dec. 25 photo, an Army carry team moves a transfer case containing the remains of U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Michael Goble, at Dover Air Force Base in Delaware. The U.S. Special Forces soldier died in Afghanistan this week while seizing a Taliban weapons cache. Alex Brandon/AP hide caption

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In this March 2018 photo, protesters fill Pennsylvania Avenue during the March for Our Lives rally in support of gun control. The student-led demonstration was one of the motivations for a new Fairfax Schools policy giving students one day off per year for protests. Jose Luis Magana/AP hide caption

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New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio attends a news conference earlier this month after meeting with Satmar Jewish community leaders to denounce the hate crime attack in Jersey City, N.J. Andrew Lichtenstein/Corbis via Getty Images hide caption

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A soldier walks with his family following a 2011 ceremony at Fort Hood, Texas, for soldiers from the U.S. Army 1st Cavalry 3rd Brigade, who returned home from deployment in Iraq. Erich Schlegel/AP hide caption

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Jessica Rodgers and neighbor Ray Arellana carry a stroller carrying Rodgers' sister Sophia Rodgers over downed power lines as they head to Rodgers' mother's apartment to check on damage on Thursday after a tornado tore though Jefferson City, Mo., late Wednesday. Charlie Riedel/AP hide caption

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Protesters demonstrate against then President-elect Donald Trump outside the State Capitol building in Carson City, Nev., in December 2016 while Nevada's six Democratic presidential electors inside cast their official Electoral College ballots for Hillary Clinton. Scott Sonner/AP hide caption

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A comedian wondered on Twitter: Does Elizabeth Warren have a plan to fix my love life? To the amazement and delight of many, the presidential contender promised to "figure this out." Robert F. Bukaty/AP hide caption

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A Chinese man is silhouetted near the Huawei logo in Beijing on Thursday. The Trump administration issued an executive order Wednesday apparently aimed at banning Huawei equipment from U.S. networks. Ng Han Guan/AP hide caption

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