Anna Swartz
Anna Swartz

Anna is a staff writer for Mic covering breaking news. She can be reached at aswartz@mic.com.

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Oct. 17, 2017

California will allow a nonbinary option on documents. Here’s what that means for these residents.

For nonbinary and gender-nonconforming Californians, this legislation could mean major changes — or not.

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Oct. 17, 2017

Study shows Americans overestimate the number of gay people in the US — with serious side effects

People who overestimated the number of gay and lesbian people in the U.S. were also more likely to oppose policies protecting LGBTQ rights.
Oct. 13, 2017

The Weinstein ripple effect: Why other women are feeling empowered to come forward about abuse

“Seeing accounts of sexual harassment get taken seriously helps women to take their own experiences seriously."
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Oct. 12, 2017

San Juan Major responds to Trump’s PR Tweets: “Without robust and consistent help, we will die”

The Mayor of San Juan pled for help and urged Americans to "stand with Puerto Rico."
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Oct. 11, 2017

In historic move, Boy Scouts votes to allow girls to join as Cub Scouts

However, the organization will maintain gender-segregated scout "dens."
Oct. 11, 2017

Eminem just released a 4-minute rap slamming Donald Trump

Shady's back, back again, with a rap criticizing Donald Trump.

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Oct. 10, 2017

It’s not just wine country, Napa’s immigrant communities are being threatened by wildfires

There's more than just wine in California's Napa Valley.
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Oct. 9, 2017

Here are the women in Hollywood who are speaking up after the Harvey Weinstein revelations

Meryl Streep, Julianne Moore and Lena Dunham have all spoken out about Harvey Weinstein's decades of alleged abuse.
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Oct. 9, 2017

Here’s how much it cost for Mike Pence to go to a football game and leave early

How much did Pence's brief stop at a football game cost taxpayers?
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Oct. 5, 2017

A gun-owning military veteran explains why she supports more gun control laws

She's been shooting guns since she was 6 years old. Here's why she wants new regulations.
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Oct. 3, 2017

These are the victims of the Las Vegas shooting

Profiling some of the men and women killed in Sunday's mass shooting in Las Vegas.

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Oct. 2, 2017

An expert explains why authorities may not immediately label mass shootings as terrorism

The mass shooting in Las Vegas Sunday was the deadliest in modern U.S. history — but was it terrorism?
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Sept. 29, 2017

Head of Air Force Academy after racist incident on campus: “You should be outraged”

“And if you can’t treat someone from another race or a different color skin with dignity and respect, then you need to get out.”
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Sept. 28, 2017

No, the State Dept. isn’t making people pay to be evacuated from Puerto Rico

Misleading reports that the State Department would be charging Puerto Ricans evacuating the island and holding their passports have been widely shared.
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Sept. 28, 2017

A police officer in Puerto Rico describes the state of the island: “It’s devastation.”

Fermin Gonzalez says he's never seen anything like this before.
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Sept. 27, 2017

The mayor of San Juan issues a desperate plea for help: “We are having a humanitarian crisis”

San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz held back tears as she spoke about the dire situation in Puerto Rico.

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Sept. 26, 2017

A veteran on why he supports #TakeAKnee: “We cannot let a bully intimidate us into keeping silent”

"I want to let Colin Kaepernick and every other athlete who decides to protest [know] that you are supported by this veteran."
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Sept. 26, 2017

Ally Lee Steinfeld is at least the 21st transgender person killed so far in 2017

Three people have been charged in the teen's death.
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Sept. 25, 2017

One service member on why he supports NFL players’ right to take a knee

This Army reservist says supporting Kaepernick's right to protest is the patriotic thing to do.
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Sept. 25, 2017

Days after Hurricane Maria, the situation in Puerto Rico is dire

The situation is bad — and could still get even worse.