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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.

Compared to the rest of the world, North America is doing the most to combat climate change
Ice.
a listers

Compared to the rest of the world, North America is doing the most to combat climate change

TSA is sending hundreds of workers, including air marshals, to the southern border
Immigrant children.
An unlikely ally

TSA is sending hundreds of workers, including air marshals, to the southern border

Why China suddenly blocked Wikipedia in all languages
Political cartoon.
more censorship

Why China suddenly blocked Wikipedia in all languages

Elon Musk will head to trial for calling a cave diver a pedophile
see you in court elon

Elon Musk will head to trial for calling a cave diver a pedophile

Watch Vladimir Putin fall on his face after a hockey game
he should really watch where he's going

Watch Vladimir Putin fall on his face after a hockey game

Formerly extinct bird species comes back from the dead
the birds are back in town

Formerly extinct bird species comes back from the dead

Google is helping train military spouses for remote IT work
Military couple.
military spouses

Google is helping train military spouses for remote IT work

Wasps are shockingly smart, report says
Wasp.
how soon can we move to mars?

Wasps are shockingly smart, report says

Trump administration will require drug companies to list prices in television commercials
Donald Trump.
Show me the money

Trump administration will require drug companies to list prices in television commercials

Is AI the future of breast cancer prediction?
hospital room.
the plus side of artificial intelligence

Is AI the future of breast cancer prediction?

Jaden Smith will play a young Kanye West in Showtime series
Jaden Smith.
And now I look and look around and there's so many Kanyes

Jaden Smith will play a young Kanye West in Showtime series

Maine just became the first state to ban styrofoam
styrofoam take-out container.
see ya never styrofoam

Maine just became the first state to ban styrofoam

Walgreens is training its employees to spot addiction signs in customers
Walgreens.
brownie points for walgreens

Walgreens is training its employees to spot addiction signs in customers

California passes bill making workplace hair discrimination illegal
hair.
who cares about the hair

California passes bill making workplace hair discrimination illegal

Maine is latest state to drop Columbus Day in favor of Indigenous Peoples' Day
Christopher Columbus.
Columbus Nay

Maine is latest state to drop Columbus Day in favor of Indigenous Peoples' Day

Amazon's productivity monitoring system is reportedly making employees feel like robots
Amazon.
chill out amazon

Amazon's productivity monitoring system is reportedly making employees feel like robots

Australia is trying to kill its cat population by dropping poisonous sausages from planes
i've got a bad feline about this

Australia is trying to kill its cat population by dropping poisonous sausages from planes

Floods kill at least 60 in South Africa
South Africa floods.
tragedy

Floods kill at least 60 in South Africa

Nearly 8,000 Boy Scout leaders allegedly sexually abused minors
Boy Scouts.
this is horrible

Nearly 8,000 Boy Scout leaders allegedly sexually abused minors

NASA detected possible earthquakes on Mars and scientists are thrilled
curiosity is getting the best of them

NASA detected possible earthquakes on Mars and scientists are thrilled

Record-breaking flu season still has fewer deaths than last year's
flu shot
flu szn

Record-breaking flu season still has fewer deaths than last year's

Rep. Steve Cohen says Mueller report shows 'impeachable offenses have been committed'
cohen MSNBC
To impeach, or not to impeach

Rep. Steve Cohen says Mueller report shows 'impeachable offenses have been committed'

Actress Emma Thompson joins climate change protests in London
emma thompson london protests
a star-studded protest

Actress Emma Thompson joins climate change protests in London

Instagram thinks hiding your 'likes' could be better for your mental health
instagram
influencers beware

Instagram thinks hiding your 'likes' could be better for your mental health

The bees of Notre Dame survived: 'It's a miracle!'
beehive
the bees have been saved

The bees of Notre Dame survived: 'It's a miracle!'

New York county introduces $2,000 fine to combat spread of measles
pay or get vaccinated

New York county introduces $2,000 fine to combat spread of measles

Climate change protesters are gluing themselves to trains in London
Climate change activists.
stuck like glue

Climate change protesters are gluing themselves to trains in London

Saudi Arabia's women Uber drivers can opt to only pick up other women
Uber.
female-friendly workplace

Saudi Arabia's women Uber drivers can opt to only pick up other women

Dog owners are nearly twice as likely to be happy than cat owners
Dog.
it's a ruff life for cat lovers

Dog owners are nearly twice as likely to be happy than cat owners

Millions of dollars worth of cocaine was found in German produce shipments. Again.
Aldi.
when will germany draw the line?

Millions of dollars worth of cocaine was found in German produce shipments. Again.

Motel 6 will pay $12 million for handing guest lists over to ICE
Motel 6.
shady business

Motel 6 will pay $12 million for handing guest lists over to ICE

IKEA will soon rent out a whole apartment's worth of furniture for $33 a month
IKEA.
like blockbuster but for furniture

IKEA will soon rent out a whole apartment's worth of furniture for $33 a month

It will take 80 years to repair all of America's deteriorating bridges
Brooklyn Bridge.
infrastructure

It will take 80 years to repair all of America's deteriorating bridges

Bitcoin price mysteriously soars by 15 percent
bitcoin is back

Bitcoin price mysteriously soars by 15 percent

Anti-abortion film denied commercial airtime on every network but Fox News
politics of film

Anti-abortion film denied commercial airtime on every network but Fox News

Google removes conversion therapy app amid backlash
Google logo.
lgbtq rights

Google removes conversion therapy app amid backlash