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Rachel Treisman

Associate Editor/Social Media & Digital Writer, Morning Edition

Rachel Treisman (she/her) is a writer and editor for the Morning Edition live blog, which she helped launch in early 2021.

Treisman has worn many digital hats since arriving at NPR as a National Desk intern in 2019. She's written hundreds of breaking news and feature stories, which are often among NPR's most-read pieces of the day.

She writes multiple stories a day, covering a wide range of topics both global and domestic, including politics, science, health, education, culture and consumer safety. She's also reported for the hourly newscast, curated radio content for the NPR One app, contributed to the daily and coronavirus newsletters, live-blogged 2020 election events and spent the first six months of the coronavirus pandemic tracking every state's restrictions and reopenings.

Treisman previously covered business at the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and evaluated the credibility of digital news sites for the startup NewsGuard Technologies, which aims to fight misinformation and promote media literacy. She is a graduate of Yale University, where she studied American history and served as editor in chief of the Yale Daily News.

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District Attorney José Garza, pictured in Austin, Texas, in 2021. He is one of nearly 90 elected prosecutors from across the country who has publicly pledged not to prosecute those seeking or providing abortions. The Washington Post via Getty Images hide caption

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This Texas district attorney is one of dozens who have vowed not to prosecute abortion

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An abortion-rights activist holds up a flare outside the Constitutional Court in Bogotá, Colombia, in February. The court later ruled that people can get abortions until the 24th week of pregnancy without any permits from lawyers or doctors. Fernando Vergara/AP hide caption

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The Senate gun bill would close the 'boyfriend loophole.' Here's what that means

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Marilynn Malerba stands next to a photograph of late Chief Ralph Sturges at tribal offices in Uncasville, Conn., on March 4, 2010. On Wednesday, President Biden announced his intent to appoint her U.S. treasurer in a historic first. Jessica Hill/AP hide caption

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Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger and Georgia elections official Gabriel Sterling testify during a hearing held by the select committee to investigate the Jan. 6 Capitol attack on Tuesday in Washington. Michael Reynolds/Getty Images hide caption

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Rep. Adam Schiff delivers remarks during a hearing by the House select committee to investigate the Jan. 6 Capitol attack on Tuesday in Washington. Kevin Dietsch/Getty Images hide caption

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An image of former President Trump is displayed during the third hearing of the House Jan. 6 committee Thursday. Drew Angerer/POOL/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Former Sen. Barbara Mikulski, D-Md., surrounded by senators, jokes about having a lectern her size during the room dedication ceremony in Washington, D.C., on June 8. She retired in 2017 after 45 years in Congress. Susan Walsh/AP hide caption

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Ukraine's Kalush Orchestra, winners of the Eurovision Song Contest, pose with their trophy in Krakovets, at the Ukraine border with Poland, on May 16. The U.K., which placed second, is in talks to host next year's event instead of Ukraine due to the war. Mykola Tys/AP hide caption

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J. Michael Luttig, former U.S. Court of Appeals judge for the Fourth Circuit, testifies before the House Select Committee to Investigate the January 6th Attack on the U.S. Capitol in the Cannon House Office Building on Thursday in Washington, D.C. Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images hide caption

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The Pest Informer is offering to pay a handful of volunteers $2,000 to release roughly 100 American cockroaches into their homes for a study on pest control treatments. Elise Amendola/AP hide caption

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A person walks past a sign bearing Meta's logo at the company's Menlo Park headquarters in October 2021. The company is introducing new safety measures for younger Instagram users after facing widespread scrutiny. Noah Berger/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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A supermoon rises over Washington, D.C., in November 2016. After this week's Strawberry Supermoon, there will be two more in July and August. Eva Hambach/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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