David Beard

David Beard


Writer, Editor, Newsletterer. Strategist & audience specialist. Priors: @WashingtonPost @AP @bostonglobe Say hey: beardwrites@gmail.com. Love uplifting stories

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One woman is 85. One 65. Both are Asian American. Both were stabbed by a white man. #StopAAPIHate 

Put this in your Corona, bro: Why #CincodeMayo  isn’t all that. From the excellent new @latimes  podcast w @GustavoArellano  with cc: @RussContreras  @marcela_elisa 

"Bezos wrote a 1,000-word essay titled 'No Thank You, Mr. Pecker' and handed it off to Amazon’s SVP of corporate affairs, Jay Carney, whose brow furrowed in surprise as he read it for the first time while on a videoconference with colleagues." @BradStone 

Could @onepeloton 's day—or that of its customers—get any worse?

78,000 years ago, they wrapped the body of a child. Laid him down at the mouth of this cave in Kenya. And put a sort of pillow under the head. This pioneering burial reverberates today with us, after a terrible year, writes @vmjaggard99  @NatGeo 

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A silvery dress. Roses. A crown. A HS homecoming queen, 17 when coronated, has become a focus of Florida prosecutors. She's been expelled. And now Florida wants to try her as an adult on felony charges...of rigging the homecoming vote. @marisa_iati 

Prediction: This will be fun!

To push people to have the conversations that lead to real change. To inspire people to live better lives. How Swati Sharma is hoping to refine a newsroom that grew providing widely imitated explainers and context. via @SwatiGauri  @voxdotcom  @HTameez 

Bred to cuddle as cubs. Killed as adults, their bones shipped to Asia for traditional medicine. One nation says it's stopping the practice of "lion farming." @Rachael_Bale  @NatGeo  @rfobar  @nicholesobecki 

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I adore this image of sleeping whales, also in @NatGeo  daily: Photo by Stephanie Granzotto

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She was 28. She taught 3rd grade. She tested positive for #COVID19  on Friday. And died Monday.

A group of doctors showed up at a Border Patrol detention facility to provide free flu vaccines for 100 migrant kids. The doctors said it would take a half hour. Three kids have died from the flu in federal custody. The doctors were refused entry.

The Georgia student who posted a now-viral photo of the crowded hallways of her high school during #COVID19  has been suspended for doing so. That's OK, she said. The world needed to know the danger. "This is some good and necessary trouble," she said.

Just-released documents show the White House moved to stop vital military aid to #Ukraine  less than two hours after his July 25 call with Ukraine’s President Here’s a White House memo to the Pentagon: Docs#UkraineDocs 

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She discovered her dad worked to negate the vote of Blacks and Latinos. The GOP fought hard to keep their consultant's documents & hard drives secret. His daughter just made them public, saying Americans must see how her dad was ruining democracy.

At least 30 New Yorkers ingested household cleaners in the 18 hours since the president suggested using it to fight #coronavirus 

As #coronavirus  cases spike in Russia, doctors say they need PPEs. 2 doctors who shed light on the woeful lack of PPEs have been reported killed "falling" out of windows. A 3rd has life-threatening injuries after he, too, "fell" out of a window. #COVID19 

The names of those killed by racism and police brutality are written along Chicago Avenue in Minneapolis, where #GeorgeFloyd  was suffocated by police. (See the vertical image) @NatGeo 

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25 years ago, the Boston Police Department had evidence on an alleged child molester. They let it go. He kept his badge, in fact he rose to become the head of the police union. Now 5 more people have come forward—and say he molested them as kids, too.

These 14 states just hit their highest 7-day average of #COVID19  cases: Alaska Arizona Arkansas California Florida Kentucky New Mexico North Carolina Mississippi Oregon South Carolina Tennessee Texas Utah. Also Puerto Rico. #coronavirus  @bellwak 

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