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Summer Meza

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Summer is news editor at TheWeek.com, and has previously written for Newsweek and the Seattle Post-Intelligencer. A graduate of Columbia Journalism School and Santa Clara University, she now lives in New York with two cats.

Rabbi held hostage threw a chair at gunman to escape
Texas synagogue Congregation Beth Israel
bravery

Rabbi held hostage threw a chair at gunman to escape

Fauci: It's too soon to say whether Omicron will hasten pandemic's end
Anthony Fauci
fingers crossed

Fauci: It's too soon to say whether Omicron will hasten pandemic's end

Yellen says economy is unfair to Black Americans
Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen
unfair and square

Yellen says economy is unfair to Black Americans

Could Democrats settle for Electoral College reform?
Biden, Schumer, and Pelosi
alternative route

Could Democrats settle for Electoral College reform?

Gaetz and Greene declare 'we're proud of the work we did on Jan. 6'
Matt Gaetz and Marjorie Taylor Greene
owning it

Gaetz and Greene declare 'we're proud of the work we did on Jan. 6'

Jill Biden shuts down claims that president is mentally unfit: 'Ridiculous'
Jill Biden and Joe Biden
next question please

Jill Biden shuts down claims that president is mentally unfit: 'Ridiculous'

Starbucks workers in Buffalo vote to unionize
Starbucks employees celebrate successful unionizing effort
getting organized

Starbucks workers in Buffalo vote to unionize

Biden laments 'unimaginable grief' of families affected by Michigan school shooting
Oxford High School
gun violence

Biden laments 'unimaginable grief' of families affected by Michigan school shooting

Jury finds 3 men guilty of murdering Ahmaud Arbery
Ahmaud Arbery trial
black lives matter

Jury finds 3 men guilty of murdering Ahmaud Arbery

GOP Rep. Paul Gosar becomes first sitting House member to be censured in 11 years
Rep. Gosar
wrist: slapped

GOP Rep. Paul Gosar becomes first sitting House member to be censured in 11 years

Belarus shuts down Russian oil pipeline to EU, despite Putin's warnings
Belarus border
borderline

Belarus shuts down Russian oil pipeline to EU, despite Putin's warnings

Schiff: Bannon indictment to encourage witness cooperation
Adam Schiff
a message

Schiff: Bannon indictment to encourage witness cooperation

Leaders warn COP26 emissions deal 'did not achieve' group's climate goals
COP26 protest
climate change

Leaders warn COP26 emissions deal 'did not achieve' group's climate goals

Democrat Phil Murphy will hang on to New Jersey governor seat, AP projects
New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy.
new jersey votes

Democrat Phil Murphy will hang on to New Jersey governor seat, AP projects

McCarthy predicts GOP will win 60 House seats in midterms
Kevin McCarthy
crystal ball

McCarthy predicts GOP will win 60 House seats in midterms

Trump is trying to keep call logs and handwritten memos away from Capitol riot investigators
Trump
top secret

Trump is trying to keep call logs and handwritten memos away from Capitol riot investigators

Mexico recovers illegally exported pre-Hispanic artifacts from Italy
"The Greatness of Mexico" exhibition at the Mexico's National Museum of Anthropology
back home

Mexico recovers illegally exported pre-Hispanic artifacts from Italy

Climate protesters flood Rome amid G-20 summit
Protesters in Rome
climate change

Climate protesters flood Rome amid G-20 summit

How Trump has dodged social media bans to amass a staggering war chest
Trump
furious fundraising

How Trump has dodged social media bans to amass a staggering war chest

SCOTUS to consider blocking EPA from limiting greenhouse gases
Supreme Court
climate change

SCOTUS to consider blocking EPA from limiting greenhouse gases

FDA approves Pfizer vaccine for children ages 5 to 11
vaccine clinic
vaccination nation

FDA approves Pfizer vaccine for children ages 5 to 11

Why climate advocates are happy with Biden's spending framework
Biden
climate change

Why climate advocates are happy with Biden's spending framework

Democrats' redistricting effort that could relinquish the party's power
McConnell discusses gerrymandering
backfire

Democrats' redistricting effort that could relinquish the party's power

Large employers fear vaccine mandates will chase away workers. But 'real world data tells a different story.'
Biden discusses vaccines
vaccination nation

Large employers fear vaccine mandates will chase away workers. But 'real world data tells a different story.'

Almost all Afghans could fall into poverty in coming months, says U.N.
Woman begging in Kabul
afghanistan crisis

Almost all Afghans could fall into poverty in coming months, says U.N.

Why the FDA panel's booster greenlight was actually a 'bad meeting' for Johnson & Johnson
johnson & johnson vaccine
Speed Reads

Why the FDA panel's booster greenlight was actually a 'bad meeting' for Johnson & Johnson

What pandemic experts are predicting for the U.S. this winter
COVID-19 testing site in Miami Beach.
winter is coming

What pandemic experts are predicting for the U.S. this winter

Havana syndrome victims describe the mysterious illness
US Embassy in Havana
havana syndrome

Havana syndrome victims describe the mysterious illness

The 6 new steps Biden is taking to fight the pandemic
Biden
pandemic plans

The 6 new steps Biden is taking to fight the pandemic

Those left in Afghanistan are 'acutely aware the window is closing' to get out
Kabul airport
afghanistan evacuations

Those left in Afghanistan are 'acutely aware the window is closing' to get out

McCarthy contradicts his own views on troops in Afghanistan
Kevin McCarthy
have it both ways

McCarthy contradicts his own views on troops in Afghanistan

Biden warns Kabul airport attackers 'we will hunt you down'
Biden
afghanistan evacuations

Biden warns Kabul airport attackers 'we will hunt you down'

Republican Sen. Ben Sasse calls on Biden to 'reverse course' and extend military evacuations in Kabul
Kabul airport
afghanistan evacuations

Republican Sen. Ben Sasse calls on Biden to 'reverse course' and extend military evacuations in Kabul

GOP Rep. attacks Richard Trumka's 'socialist policies' after his death
Virginia Foxx
harsh

GOP Rep. attacks Richard Trumka's 'socialist policies' after his death

Trump is attacking the U.S. women's soccer team again
Trump
fake feuds

Trump is attacking the U.S. women's soccer team again

Reps. Cori Bush and AOC declare victory as Biden agrees to extend the eviction moratorium
Cori Bush
eviction pause

Reps. Cori Bush and AOC declare victory as Biden agrees to extend the eviction moratorium