Matt Essert
Matt Essert

Matt is the news director at Mic, covering breaking news. He is based in New York and can be reached at matt@mic.com.

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Aug. 26, 2015

Gunman at Virginia Plaza Kills 2 Reporters on Air

Police are on the manhunt for the shooter.

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Aug. 26, 2015
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Aug. 12, 2015

The Internet Is Having a Field Day With Tom Brady's Courtroom Sketch

Maybe the best part of Deflategate?
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Aug. 7, 2015

Watch Full Live Coverage of the Fox New GOP Debate

Watch live coverage here.
Aug. 5, 2015
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June 26, 2015
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June 18, 2015

Watch Full Live Coverage of the Charleston Shooting

Watch continuing coverage.
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June 8, 2015

Michael Slager, Officer Involved in Walter Scott Death, Charged with Murder

If convicted, Slager could face 30 years to life in prison without parole.
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May 22, 2015
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May 15, 2015

The Boston Bomber Has Officially Been Sentenced to Death

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev will face capital punishment.
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May 3, 2015

Two Suspects Killed After Attempted Shooting Outside "Draw Muhammad" Art Event in Texas

A security guard was also shot, but survived after treatment.
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April 20, 2015

Watch Three Ex-Police Officers Smoke Marijuana for the First Time in Years

"I feel a lightly floaty. It's not unpleasant."
April 17, 2015