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Jaclyn Diaz

Reporter, Newshub

Jaclyn Diaz is a reporter on Newshub.

She frequently covers breaking news and major events for NPR's digital desk. She traveled to China to cover the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics (which involved staying in a strict COVID-19-safe bubble) and Israel to cover the attacks of Oct. 7 and the war's impact on Palestinians and Israelis.

She also regularly covers criminal justice issues, with a special focus on our nation's prisons and jails.

During the summer of 2023, she spent a few months on the Washington Desk to help cover the Justice Department during one of the busiest summers for the agency — when former President Donald Trump faced multiple criminal indictments.

Before coming to NPR in 2020, she was a reporter for Bloomberg Law, covering labor issues, and for The Norwich Bulletin, covering the small communities of Eastern Connecticut.

While she's at home in Maryland with her husband and cuddling with her dog, Duncan, you can read her stories online and occasionally hear her on Morning Edition, Up First or All Things Considered where she discusses things like why there's an uptick in human and owl confrontations.

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Wednesday

Police face off with pro-Palestinian students after dismantling part of the encampment barricade on the campus of the University of California, Los Angeles, early on May 2. Etienne Laurent/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Dozens of tents are seen on a lawn inside the Columbia University Campus after students refused to take down the encampment by the 2 p.m. EDT deadline given to students protesting by Columbia President Minouche Shafik. Luiz C. Ribeiro/Tribune News Service/Getty Images hide caption

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Saturday

People flutter a Palestinian flag in Lisbon during a Dec. 8, 2023, demonstration in support of the Palestinian people and demanding a cease-fire in Gaza. Armando Franca/AP hide caption

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Friday

Dazhon Darien had allegedly used the Baltimore County Public Schools' network to access OpenAI tools and Microsoft Bing Chat before the viral audio file of Pikesville High School Principal Eric Eiswert spread on social media. Michael Dwyer/AP hide caption

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Sunday

The United Nations Security Council holds a meeting on the situation in the Middle East, including Iran's recent attack against Israel, at U.N. headquarters in New York City on Sunday. Charly Triballeau/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Wednesday

Sally Zeita, 3, stands beside her mother Amani as she prepares a Ramadan dessert at their home in the village Ein 'Arik in the occupied West Bank on March 24. Tamir Kalifa for NPR hide caption

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Monday

The United Nations Security Council meets on the situation in the Middle East, including the war in Gaza, at U.N. headquarters in New York on Monday. Angela Weiss/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken, talks to Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry, during their meeting at Tahrir palace in Cairo, on Thursday. Amr Nabil/AP hide caption

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Tuesday

Palestinian children receive free food in Rafah, Gaza Strip, on Feb. 23. More than a million Palestinians displaced by the war have taken refuge in Rafah governorate, including an estimated 600,000 children. Fatima Shbair/AP hide caption

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Monday

Displaced Palestinians gather in the yard of Gaza's Al-Shifa hospital on Dec. 10, 2023. The hospital, Gaza's largest, war raided by the Israeli military early on Monday. AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Saturday

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas (left) poses with Mohammad Mustafa, the former deputy prime minister and the chairman of the Palestine Investment Fund, after the latter was appointed as new prime minister of the Palestinian Authority, in Ramallah, West Bank, on Thursday. Palestinian Presidency/Anadolu via Getty Images hide caption

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Wednesday

Displaced Palestinians gather to receive food donated by a charity before an iftar meal, the breaking of fast, on the second day of the Muslim holy fasting month of Ramadan, in Deir al-Balah, central Gaza Strip, Tuesday, amid ongoing battles between Israel and the militant group Hamas. Majdi Fathi/NurPhoto via Getty Images hide caption

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With aid headed to Gaza, risks remain to getting food to its starving population

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This court program helps at-risk youth with autism avoid juvenile detention

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People flee after gunshots were fired near the Kansas City Chiefs' Super Bowl victory parade on Feb. 14 in Kansas City, Missouri. Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Kansas City shooting was not an act of terrorism or homegrown violence, say police

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Melody and her daughter Angeleena O'Connor, 16, at their home in Las Vegas. Angeleena has autism in addition to anxiety, bipolar disorder and intermittent explosive disorder, among other diagnoses that can cause violent outbursts. Krystal Ramirez for NPR hide caption

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Thursday

President Biden, seen at the White House on Sept. 25, 2023. The Justice Department has concluded its investigation into classified documents found in Biden's residences and office space. Susan Walsh/AP hide caption

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Justice Department will not charge Biden in classified documents probe

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The Prison Reimagined: Presidential Portrait Project exhibition features artwork by incarcerated artists critiquing the U.S. justice system and is on display at President Lincoln's Cottage in Washington, D.C. Catie Dull/NPR hide caption

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Friday

People holding the March for Life banner pause as they march past the Supreme Court, Friday in Washington, D.C. Jacquelyn Martin/AP Photo hide caption

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It's cold and snowing in D.C. But the March for Life goes on — after Roe ends

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