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Attended University of Maryland, College Park
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ICYMI - The deadly pills-to-heroin pipeline: A look at the way Alabama's heroin epidemic devastates people and communities
Over the past few years, as many doctors started prescribing opioid pain medications like oxycodone for afflictions as minor as backaches or even bad cold symptoms, an increasing number of Alabamians developed addictions to opiates.
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Former members of the discontinued UAB bowling team reflect on its elimination by the University of Alabama's Board of Trustees, #FreeUAB  movement and all the good times they shared.
Members of the discontinued UAB bowling team reflect on the team's elimination, expressing their disappointment but remembering the good times.
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So the whole Amazon Prime Air drone delivery service thing isn't quite as shocking when you consider the fact that Chinese companies have had similar initiatives in place for months and Amazon won't be able to start making drone deliveries til 2015 at the earliest..
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The Trans-Pacific Partnership (aka TPP) is a far-reaching agreement being negotiated by corporations (not governments) as we speak that seeks to overhaul copyright law, intellectual property rights, Internet freedom, etc., for much of the world. It's full of frightening things, five of which I wrote about after WikiLeaks leaked the IP chapter of the agreement earlier today:
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Check out my story on new insights into the intelligence-sharing missteps that contributed to law enforcement agencies being unable to stop the Boston Marathon bombings:
A 2010 report reveals information-sharing shortfalls that may have contributed to intelligence about the marathon bombings going unheeded.
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The 'Monsanto Protection Act' lives again, this time as an amendment to the Farm Bill.
An amendment to the 2013 Farm Bill passed by the House's Agriculture Committee would revoke the ability of states to pass GMO-labeling laws, food advocates warn.
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'I was so cold in the winter': Ministry helps low-income Alabamians repair their homes, lives - http://www.al.com/news/index.ssf/2015/05/post_55.html#incart_river
Alabama Rural Ministry helps low-income Alabamians with home repairs in hopes of reestablishing communities.
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Nanomaterials are tiny particles companies include in food products for a wide range of reasons. I did a story on what they are and whether or not they endanger human health. Check it out:
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One more story from my Nigeria trip (with stunning photos by Cameron Barnes.) This Thanksgiving Eve, take a second to consider the struggles of the people of the slums of Lagos, who are fighting just to keep the government from demolishing their makeshift homes perched among massive towers of rotting garbage. This is probably the most heart-wrenching and shocking story I covered while I was in Africa..
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I just broke a pretty massive investigation into employees of the Cincinnati IRS field office's already scandal-ridden Tax Exempt & Government Entities division likely violating the Hatch Act repeatedly and allegedly making hiring decisions based on political considerations. This time, DEMOCRATS got the short end of the stick. Check it out:
Emails obtained by IBTimes reveal that a group of employees at Cincinnati’s beleaguered IRS field office who called themselves the "Neanderthals" likely violated federal law by sending politically charged emails using agency resources, according to two employment lawyers.
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Monsanto beat out McDonald's, Halliburton and the Federal Reserve by a wide margin for the dubious distinction of world's 'Most Evil Corporation' in a new poll
Monsanto Inc. was named the world's "most evil corporation" of 2013, beating other contenders like the Federal Reserve and McDonald's by a wide margin in a new poll.
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Daft Punk's "Random Access Memories" finally available to stream for free via Grooveshark. Here's the link:
Daft Punk's entire new album "Random Access Memories" is now available to stream for free online via Grooveshark. Listen to it here.
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  • Alabama Media Group
    Investigative Reporter, 2015 - present
  • International Business Times
    Senior Reporter, 2011 - 2015
  • Newsweek
    Reporter, 2013 - 2015
  • TimesLedger Newspapers
    Staff Reporter, 2009 - 2011
  • The (Frederick, Md.) Gazette
    Staff Reporter, 2008 - 2009
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Birmingham, AL
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New York, NY - Brooklyn, NY - Queens, NY - Frederick, MD - College Park, MD - Sea Cliff, NY - Norfolk, VA - Annapolis, MD - Rockville Centre, NY
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Alabama Media Group 1731 1st Avenue North Birmingham, AL 35233
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Award-winning reporter and online journalist
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Connor Adams Sheets has experience covering the U.S. Congress, the Maryland statehouse and New York City. Winner of New York Press Association's 2010 Reporter of the Year award, he enjoys playing guitar, has written two short novels, and is a huge Knicks fan, even when half of their aging players are injured.
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  • University of Maryland, College Park
    Journalism, 2003 - 2007
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