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Investigative reporter for the San Antonio Express-News. Frazzled Dad. Collector of news tips.
Investigative reporter for the San Antonio Express-News. Frazzled Dad. Collector of news tips.

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"The Most Hated Woman in America" is a new Netflix movie about Madalyn Murray O’Hair, an outspoken atheist who mysteriously went missing in Austin in 1995 -- along with $600,000.

No one knew what happened to her. And it's likely no one ever would if it hadn't been for a series of investigative articles written by San Antonio Express-News reporter John MacCormack.

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"One accuser told investigators that when she told Romo to stop hugging her, he said, 'You know I’m like that.'”

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Despite the peaceful, romantic image of the sport, balloons suffer higher crash rates than other types of aircraft.

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After a deadly balloon crash killed 16 people near Lockhart last summer, my editor asked me to look into the hot-air balloon industry and find out why someone like Skip Nichols was allowed to pilot balloons with a string of DWI convictions on his record.

Here's what we found out: http://labs.expressnews.com/adrift-part-1/index.html

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The art of Kremlinology, North Korean edition: this article is a fascinating in-depth dive into how much information experienced analysts can pull out of a single propaganda picture. This shot of Kim Jong-Un announcing an improved North Korean nuclear weapon leaks important information about bomb power, missile range, the way the program is being run, and Kim's political strategy for the near future. Key clues include the diameter of the bomb, the coat Kim is wearing, the clothes the people around him are wearing, and the positioning of the white markings on the missile hull.

https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2017/02/24/world/asia/north-korea-propaganda-photo.html
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4 Simple Ways to Get Sharper Photos - If I were to ask you what the best way to make sharper photographs is, your mind might instantly jump to something like, “Get a better lens.” While the quality of your lens glass certainly does play a huge role in overall image sharpness, it is not an absolute guarantee. There are many other factors that come into play when discussing image sharpness or lack thereof. I’ve even said things myself like, “If I only had this lens or that lens, I could make ...

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“This morning, we’ve issued a request directly to Gov. Greg Abbott, asking him to declare a disaster for San Antonio and issue appropriate directives to deal with our emergency.”
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