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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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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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Firefighters make a stand in the backyard of a home in front of the advancing C.Z.U. Lightning Complex fire on Friday. California is seeing some of the worst first in the state's history. Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP hide caption

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Yulia Navalnaya, wife of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny, said she was blocked from seeing her husband and from moving him to a clinic in Berlin. Dimitar Dilkoff /AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Navalny Being Treated In Germany For Suspected Poisoning After Departing Russia

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A group of protestors holds a demonstration in front of Postmaster General Louis DeJoy's home in Greensboro, N.C. on Sunday. DeJoy has recently come under fire for changes made at the U.S. Postal Service that have delayed mail in advance of the November elections. Logan Cyrus/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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