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Marianne Dodson

Social Media Editor

Marianne is The Week’s Social Media Editor. She is a native Tennessean and recent graduate of Ohio University, where she studied journalism and political science. Marianne has previously written for The Daily Beast, The Crime Report, and The Moroccan Times.

Queen Elizabeth acknowledges 2019 was a 'bumpy' year
Queen Elizabeth.
relatable

Queen Elizabeth acknowledges 2019 was a 'bumpy' year

Trump speculates on 'Christmas gift' from North Korea: 'I may get a vase'
Wishful Thinking

Trump speculates on 'Christmas gift' from North Korea: 'I may get a vase'

Uber co-founder, former CEO Travis Kalanick severs last ties with company
Travis Kalanick
goodbye for good

Uber co-founder, former CEO Travis Kalanick severs last ties with company

Elizabeth Warren once held campaign event at restaurant with 'wine vault'
Elizabeth Warren.
wine about it

Elizabeth Warren once held campaign event at restaurant with 'wine vault'

The final Democratic debate of 2019 was all about Pete Buttigieg
Pete Buttigieg.
2020 Democratic debates

The final Democratic debate of 2019 was all about Pete Buttigieg

CNN's debate livestream was apparently cut off in Beijing after candidates started talking about Chinese human rights abuses
Democratic debate.
2020 Democratic debates

CNN's debate livestream was apparently cut off in Beijing after candidates started talking about Chinese human rights abuses

Bernie Sanders reveals he won't vote for USMCA, says climate change omission in deal is an 'outrage'
Bernie Sanders debate.
2020 Democratic debates

Bernie Sanders reveals he won't vote for USMCA, says climate change omission in deal is an 'outrage'

Nikki Haley doesn't think people saw Confederate flag as racist until after Charleston shooting
Nicki Haley.
REVISIONIST HISTORY

Nikki Haley doesn't think people saw Confederate flag as racist until after Charleston shooting

Jane Fonda didn't get arrested for protesting climate change this week — but several of her Hollywood friends did
Jane Fonda.
fire drill friday VII

Jane Fonda didn't get arrested for protesting climate change this week — but several of her Hollywood friends did

Cory Booker puts his Division 1 football skills to use in Washington Post TikTok
Cory Booker.
CORY BOOKS IT

Cory Booker puts his Division 1 football skills to use in Washington Post TikTok

RNC spent nearly $100,000 on Donald Trump Jr.'s book just before it topped the NYT bestseller list
Donald Trump Jr.
#triggered

RNC spent nearly $100,000 on Donald Trump Jr.'s book just before it topped the NYT bestseller list

Days after being fined for misusing veterans' funds, Trump urges people to celebrate Veterans' Day by donating to his campaign
NON-VETERAN VETERANS DAY

Days after being fined for misusing veterans' funds, Trump urges people to celebrate Veterans' Day by donating to his campaign

House Democrats issue subpoena to Rick Perry in impeachment inquiry
Rick Perry.
YOU JUST GOT SERVED

House Democrats issue subpoena to Rick Perry in impeachment inquiry

Man who Trump once called 'my African-American' is leaving the GOP over its 'pro-white' agenda
Gregory Cheadle.
SWITCHING SIDES

Man who Trump once called 'my African-American' is leaving the GOP over its 'pro-white' agenda

Obama reportedly told Biden's campaign staff not to let him 'embarrass himself'
Barack Obama.
TRUTH HURTS

Obama reportedly told Biden's campaign staff not to let him 'embarrass himself'

Four bodies found amid two tons of trash on Mount Everest
Waste collected from Mount Everest.
harrowing

Four bodies found amid two tons of trash on Mount Everest

A volcano previously labeled extinct could now erupt at any moment
Bolshaya Udina Volcano.
a catastrophe of seismic proportions

A volcano previously labeled extinct could now erupt at any moment

Ebola cases in the Congo surpass 2,000
Health workers carry a coffin containing a victim of the Ebola virus on May 16, 2019 in Butembo.
congo in crisis

Ebola cases in the Congo surpass 2,000

Columbine High School may be torn down and rebuilt
Columbine High School.
sad all around

Columbine High School may be torn down and rebuilt

SEC lifts 30-year ban on alcohol at on-campus events
An SEC baseball.
drink up sports fans

SEC lifts 30-year ban on alcohol at on-campus events

Thousands of Bering Sea birds are likely dead due to climate change
Puffins.
blame climate change

Thousands of Bering Sea birds are likely dead due to climate change

Trump administration now requires social media information from most visa applicants
US asylum seekers.
no tweets are safe

Trump administration now requires social media information from most visa applicants

Nepal says it may change Everest permit requirements after 11 deaths
a welcome change

Nepal says it may change Everest permit requirements after 11 deaths

Satellite images show fields on fire in Syria amid escalations in fighting
Fires in Hbit, Idlib Province, Syria.
the devastation continues

Satellite images show fields on fire in Syria amid escalations in fighting

Pamela Anderson wants Hollywood to defend Julian Assange
Pamela Anderson.
hollywood to the rescue

Pamela Anderson wants Hollywood to defend Julian Assange

University of Oklahoma stripped of U.S. News college ranking after giving false information for 20 years
University of Oklahoma.
another higher ed scandal

University of Oklahoma stripped of U.S. News college ranking after giving false information for 20 years

There are now 9 states with laws that would outlaw nearly all abortions if Roe v. Wade is overturned
abortion-demonstration.
roe v. wade

There are now 9 states with laws that would outlaw nearly all abortions if Roe v. Wade is overturned

Adam Levine is ending his run on 'The Voice' after 16 seasons
Adam Levine.
The Voice

Adam Levine is ending his run on 'The Voice' after 16 seasons

Weed stocks have incredibly high market valuations despite illegality
flying high

Weed stocks have incredibly high market valuations despite illegality

For-profit universities are increasingly filled by students in poverty
an unequal system

For-profit universities are increasingly filled by students in poverty

Prada is going fur-free in 2020
Prada.
furnomenal news

Prada is going fur-free in 2020

Amazon is turning warehouse work into a real-life video game
Amazon.
work hard play harder

Amazon is turning warehouse work into a real-life video game

Queer Eye's Tan France and designer Alexa Chung will host a Netflix fashion competition series
Tan France.
can you believe?

Queer Eye's Tan France and designer Alexa Chung will host a Netflix fashion competition series

The gender gap in youth suicide rates is getting smaller
teenager.
mental health

The gender gap in youth suicide rates is getting smaller

Media outlets are starting to use more urgent language when covering climate change
wildfire.
the climate isn't the only thing changing

Media outlets are starting to use more urgent language when covering climate change

414 million pieces of plastic have washed up on remote Australian islands
trash.
plastic is not fantastic

414 million pieces of plastic have washed up on remote Australian islands