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Becca Stanek

Staff Writer

Becca Stanek is a staff writer at TheWeek.com. A Midwesterner and a graduate of DePauw University, she now lives in Washington, D.C. She's previously written for The Washington Monthly, Mic, Time, and The Oregonian.

11 humiliatingly lame ways 2016 candidates are trying to appeal to young voters
Presidential candidates just don't understand
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11 humiliatingly lame ways 2016 candidates are trying to appeal to young voters

A revolution in farming
A Freight Farms shipping container.
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A revolution in farming

Are electric scooters about to take over your city?
A woman riding an electric scooter.
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Are electric scooters about to take over your city?

The rise of robo-writers
A robot writer.
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The rise of robo-writers

Is the digital economy going to eat grocery stores?
Shopping at Whole Foods.
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Is the digital economy going to eat grocery stores?

Trump's foreign policy adviser allegedly lied about being in the model U.N.
Foreign policy advisor for Trump apparently lied about Model UN participation.
Caught red-handed

Trump's foreign policy adviser allegedly lied about being in the model U.N.

Where does the cloud really live?
Where the cloud lives.
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Where does the cloud really live?

Why the world's top companies have become so reliant on the cloud
Cloud computing in business.
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Why the world's top companies have become so reliant on the cloud

Lindsey Graham: 'My friendship with John McCain is not based on how he votes'
Lindsey Graham.
No hard feelings

Lindsey Graham: 'My friendship with John McCain is not based on how he votes'

Jimmy Kimmel showers John McCain with praise moments after he kills the GOP health-care bill
Jimmy Kimmel.
that's dedication

Jimmy Kimmel showers John McCain with praise moments after he kills the GOP health-care bill

32 million Americans would lose insurance by 2027 under the Graham-Cassidy bill, Brookings estimates
http://latterly.org/newsletter
an analysis

32 million Americans would lose insurance by 2027 under the Graham-Cassidy bill, Brookings estimates

GOP Sen. Susan Collins is 'leaning against' Republicans' latest health-care bill
Susan Collins.
This just in

GOP Sen. Susan Collins is 'leaning against' Republicans' latest health-care bill

Anthony Scaramucci eagerly dishes on who he thinks was the 'most annoying, horrible person in the Oval Office'
Anthony Scaramucci.
the mooch tells all

Anthony Scaramucci eagerly dishes on who he thinks was the 'most annoying, horrible person in the Oval Office'

Even the White House isn't sure what the new GOP health-care bill would do
Sen. Lindsey Graham.
oh good

Even the White House isn't sure what the new GOP health-care bill would do

Poll finds just 24 percent of registered voters approve of Republicans' new health-care bill
Senator Graham, Cassidy, and McConnell.
Uh oh

Poll finds just 24 percent of registered voters approve of Republicans' new health-care bill

Mika Brzezinski reminds Trump he's 'not a child' after he taunts Kim Jong Un on Twitter
Mika Brzezinski and Joe Scarborough.
act your age

Mika Brzezinski reminds Trump he's 'not a child' after he taunts Kim Jong Un on Twitter

Aaron Hernandez posthumously diagnosed with 'severe' CTE
Aaron Hernandez.
a diagnosis

Aaron Hernandez posthumously diagnosed with 'severe' CTE

Facebook to give Congress political ads bought by Russians
Facebook.
This just in

Facebook to give Congress political ads bought by Russians

Tom Hanks tried to pawn his David S. Pumpkins role off onto Chris Hemsworth
SNL sketch.
near miss

Tom Hanks tried to pawn his David S. Pumpkins role off onto Chris Hemsworth

As many as 276 more children could've been born if Flint's water weren't contaminated, study claims
Newborn baby.
flint water crisis

As many as 276 more children could've been born if Flint's water weren't contaminated, study claims

North Korea compares Trump's U.N. speech to the 'sound of a dog barking'
Kim Jong-Un.
a response

North Korea compares Trump's U.N. speech to the 'sound of a dog barking'

Spicer says he never 'knowingly' lied while press secretary
Sean Spicer.
Quotables

Spicer says he never 'knowingly' lied while press secretary

Leaked outtakes reveal MSNBC's Lawrence O'Donnell cursing at his staff for 8 minutes
Lawrence O'Donnell.
Yikes

Leaked outtakes reveal MSNBC's Lawrence O'Donnell cursing at his staff for 8 minutes

Mueller is now looking into Trump's 'behavior' in the White House
Robert Mueller.
The latest

Mueller is now looking into Trump's 'behavior' in the White House

Trump to African leaders: 'I have so many friends going to your countries trying to get rich'
Donald Trump.
'I congratulate you'

Trump to African leaders: 'I have so many friends going to your countries trying to get rich'

Sean Penn to star in new Hulu series from the creator of House of Cards about the first mission to Mars
Sean Penn.
Coming Soon

Sean Penn to star in new Hulu series from the creator of House of Cards about the first mission to Mars

New poll reveals Trump supporters are surprisingly onboard with Trump's immigration deal with Democrats
Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer.
well huh

New poll reveals Trump supporters are surprisingly onboard with Trump's immigration deal with Democrats

Vox asked Republican senators some simple questions about the Graham-Cassidy bill. They couldn't answer them.
Senator Graham.
read it and weep

Vox asked Republican senators some simple questions about the Graham-Cassidy bill. They couldn't answer them.

Watch Tucker Carlson interview a witch
Tucker Carlson on Fox News.
A must see

Watch Tucker Carlson interview a witch

Trump is paying his Russia probe lawyers with campaign money
President Trump.
Money Matters

Trump is paying his Russia probe lawyers with campaign money

John Kelly was pretty upset during Trump's U.N. speech
John Kelly.
worth a thousand words

John Kelly was pretty upset during Trump's U.N. speech

Lindsey Graham insists his health-care bill is the only thing standing between America and socialism
Lindsey Graham.
'Here's the choice'

Lindsey Graham insists his health-care bill is the only thing standing between America and socialism

Louisiana's secretary of health is against GOP Louisiana Sen. Bill Cassidy's health-care bill
Senator Cassidy.
Graham-Cassidy

Louisiana's secretary of health is against GOP Louisiana Sen. Bill Cassidy's health-care bill

John Bolton declares Trump's U.N. debut his 'best' speech ever
John Bolton.
note the source

John Bolton declares Trump's U.N. debut his 'best' speech ever

Trump tells U.N. some countries 'in fact are going to hell'
President Trump speaks at the United Nations.
Quotables

Trump tells U.N. some countries 'in fact are going to hell'

Trump warns of 'rogue regimes' in America First-focused U.N. address
President Trump speaks at the UN.
trump's U.N. debut

Trump warns of 'rogue regimes' in America First-focused U.N. address