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Bobby Allyn
General Assignment Reporter for . Usually chasing breaking news or reading it. Otherwise, on a run or chugging seltzer. Philly expat. Email: ballyn@npr.org
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NPR Politics 17h
NEW: In a rebuke of President Trump, state lawmakers in New York passed a law closing the so-called "double jeopardy" loophole and allowing state authorities to prosecute someone who receives a presidential pardon.
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Bobby Allyn 24h
Hundreds of migrants never complete their dangerous trek to the US and die along the Southwest border. profiles a South Texas project that digs through the sweltering ranch land to find human remains in an effort to send them back home.
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Bobby Allyn May 20
When a major auditing group examined corner office changes in 2018, something jumped out: For the first time, sexual misconduct and other ethical lapses were the No. 1 reason behind a CEO losing a job.
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Bobby Allyn May 20
Having an area code from a Pennsylvania working-class Trump stronghold means I’ve been seeing texts like this lately.
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Bobby Allyn May 19
Important journalistic technique: mastering the art of SU. “When he interviews people, he often writes himself a reminder in his notebook: “SU” — for “shut up!”
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Bobby Allyn May 19
“Melson’s graduation is all the more remarkable when you consider the odds against her...only 9 percent of the United States’ poorest young people — those whose family income puts them in the bottom quartile — earn a four-year college degree by age 24.”
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Bobby Allyn May 18
A more honest movie theater concession pitch would be: “For $1 more, do you want an amount of popcorn that will make you ill if you try to eat even half of it?”
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Bobby Allyn May 18
I generally knew this before reading it, but seeing the specificity of this statistic still makes me marvel: “Adjusted for inflation, the minimum wage today is lower than it was in 1965—about 24 percent lower.”
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Bobby Allyn May 17
Grumpy Cat — the blue-eyed cat with the withering stare and permafrown that suggested perpetual irritation — has died, her family announced early Friday. She was 7, reports
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Bobby Allyn May 16
Replying to @awmoselle @saksappeal
Haha I need to get around to writing that and getting a spiffy mugshot in there. You really in a rush to see my mug next to my byline, Moselle??
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Bobby Allyn May 16
Replying to @saksappeal
Jim, you are a very keen follower. Indeed it is.
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Bobby Allyn May 16
Early results from a new SAT pilot: When an applicant's socioeconomic profile is considered alongside test scores, more lower-income students see acceptance letters from colleges and universities. College Board said today they’re expanding the program:
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Kirk Siegler May 15
Breaking: determines (faulty) transmission lines owned and operated by PG&E were what caused last November's Camp Fire, the deadliest and most destructive wildfire in Calif history. This was widely expected, but now results of state investigation confirm it.
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Bobby Allyn May 14
“The journalists losing their jobs at The Times-Picayune are now polishing résumés, looking at their finances and gathering for drinks at the Howlin’ Wolf, a bar across the street from their office.”
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Bobby Allyn May 13
Thx Scott!
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Bobby Allyn May 12
“It was a startling spectacle in the heart of Trump country: At least a dozen supporters of the president — some wearing MAGA stickers — nodding their heads, at times even clapping, for liberal firebrand Elizabeth Warren.”
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Bobby Allyn May 12
“...That would explain how his byline appeared on more than 6,700 Times articles...In his memory we are retiring the slug HEALTH,” she said, “because it can only be by Pear.”
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Bobby Allyn May 12
“When Democrats wrested control of the chamber, they introduced compostable silverware and cups — a decision Republicans swiftly reversed when they came to power in 2011, arguing that the utensils were too flimsy to properly spear salad fixings.”
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Bobby Allyn May 8
Editorial board of Lancaster's daily newspaper: "Reporting by Allyn and Briggs sheds additional light on civil asset forfeiture and the serious concerns associated with the practice ... it can lead to abuse, overreach and innocent people being victimized"
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Bobby Allyn May 6
Replying to @BobbyAllyn
Jim repping the copy desk’s Halloween spirit
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