natalie jennings

Social media and engagement manager for politics at The Washington Post and editor of The 12.
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Joe Biden thought the evening went well, and one congresswoman was even more excited than him. What did you think of President Obama’s State of the Union address? 

BIDEN HAPPENED. 

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Joe Biden thought the evening went well, and one congresswoman was even more excited than him. What did you think of President Obama’s State of the Union address? 

BIDEN HAPPENED. 

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Now This News asked members of Congress to read mean Twitter messages they’ve received, and they every bit as funny as Jimmy Kimmel’s celebrity version. Watch more here

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MC, Los Angeles, CA

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In can’t make it up news… 
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Study: ‘16 and Pregnant’ may have reduced teen birthrate by 6%
The New York Times: MTV’s cautionary program, “16 and Pregnant,” and its spinoffs may have prevented more than 20,000 births to teenage mothers in 2010, according to a new economic study of Nielsen television ratings and birth records.

In can’t make it up news… 

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Study: ‘16 and Pregnant’ may have reduced teen birthrate by 6%

The New York Times: MTV’s cautionary program, “16 and Pregnant,” and its spinoffs may have prevented more than 20,000 births to teenage mothers in 2010, according to a new economic study of Nielsen television ratings and birth records.

Amazing, via nationalpost:

Utah woman, 58, set to give birth to her own grandchild after becoming surrogate for daughter

A 58-year-old Utah woman is set to give birth in a few weeks — to her granddaughter.

Julia Navarro is serving as a gestational surrogate for her daughter and son-in-law.

Lorena McKinnon says after struggling with fertility issues, she and her husband tried to find a surrogate. After several offers fell through, the Provo woman says her mother stepped up and offered to carry the baby. (Photo: AP Photo / The Salt Lake Tribune, Al Hartmann)

STEEL MAGNOLIAS 4 LIFE. 

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The Post’s Chris Clizza blogged about a map that was floating around the internet that named best movie sets for each state:

Ever heard of “Hachi: A Dog’s Tale”? Me neither. According to the Internet Movie Database, it’s “a drama based on the true story of a college professor’s bond…

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Chris Christie’s SADLOL.

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Yeah, why is hospital food so bad? Turns out it doesn’t have to be. This Wisconsin hospital has a yummy-looking, locally sourced menu, and more hospitals are working on their offerings. 

Who are the hospital food good people??

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Yeah, why is hospital food so bad? Turns out it doesn’t have to be. This Wisconsin hospital has a yummy-looking, locally sourced menu, and more hospitals are working on their offerings. 

Who are the hospital food good people??

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Bao Bao, the panda cub born at the National Zoo in 2013, greeted members of the media today. 
Watch the video here.

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Bao Bao, the panda cub born at the National Zoo in 2013, greeted members of the media today. 

Watch the video here.

That simple question — “what can I do?” can go a long way. It conveys interest, care, and concern. What if more journalists covering the Newtown anniversary asked questions like this: “What type of coverage do you want to see from us?” “What’s missing from our coverage?” “How can we help?”