Mark Albert

Mark Albert


Chief National Investigative Correspondent, @HearstTV; Peabody Award winner; former @CBSNews. Mail docs: 1100 13th St NW 950, DC 20005; malbert@hearst.com

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#Iran “appears to have been responsible” for #drone  attack on US military outpost in #Syria , suggesting new front could be opening in low-level conflict simmering since Trump administration pulled out of Iran nuclear accord in 2018, @washingtonpost  rpts:

#FacebookPapers : Facebook placed more value on posts that made people angry than content they ‘liked,’ spreading outrage @washingtonpost  rpts; 5 points for anger, 1 for a like:

TikTok, Snap, YouTube to defend how they protect kids online in congressional hearing today, @washingtonpost  rpts:

#NFL official Carl Madsen dies while driving home from Chiefs-Titans game, @AP  rpts:

Texas slashes National Guard benefits while spending millions to expand border mission, @ArmyTimes  rpts:

Gobble, gobble—gulp? This Year’s #Thanksgiving  Feast Will Wallop Your Wallet: Nearly every ingredient, from turkey to after-dinner coffee, expected to cost more, @nytimes  rpts:

No end in sight for labor shortages as US companies fight high costs, @Reuters  rpts:

#WA Republican Secretary of State @KimWyman12  named new senior #electionsecurity  lead at @NPPD  in Biden administration, tells supporters she’s taking job to be “a guardian of our election system”; READ full statement: 1/3

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Cruises will no longer be required to follow @CDCgov  #COVID19  rules starting in January, @washingtonpost  rpts; ships operating under agency’s pandemic rules since October 2020:

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MORE: Pres Biden claims, “We’re sending back the vast majority of families that are coming” over US border—but actually, his administration expelled just *13%* of migrant families in past last week, @axios  #FactCheck  finds:

DEVELOPING: Airstrike at Baghdad airport in #Iraq  kills #Iran  ’s most revered military leader, “seems certain to send tensions soaring” between US & Iran, @washingtonpost  rpts:

Commander of historic bin Laden raid, Adm. William McRaven, warns in Op-Ed after Director of National Intelligence ousted by Pres Trump for Russia election briefing: “If good men like Joe Maguire can’t speak the truth, we should be deeply afraid”:

In Trump White House, women make just 69¢ on the male $1—far worse than 82¢ national average, @19thnews  rpts; GOP had tried to boast of president’s commitment to gender equality at #RNC2020 :

JUST IN: Speaker Pelosi, 2nd in line of presidential succession, speaks to Joint Chiefs Chairman Milley "to discuss available precautions for preventing an unstable president from initiating military hostilities or accessing the launch codes and ordering a nuclear strike"; READ:

Political journalists boycott No 10 briefing after UK prime minister’s aide tries to ban selected reporters, @guardian  rpts: #journalism 

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Passionate letters supposedly from parents to school districts across US opposing masks actually copy-&-paste, part of well-financed conservative campaign to undermine regulations health authorities say necessary to contain #COVID19  , @washingtonpost  rpts:

UPDATE: 150 inmates suing #MS  officials over “barbaric” prison conditions, @CBSNews  rpts; proposed class-action lawsuit funded by rapper Yo Gotti & Jay-Z's Team Roc:

Maria Mercader, beloved CBS News colleague, dies from coronavirus #COVID19  Sunday at 54, @CBSNews  rpts; president @szirinsky  : “Even more than her talents as a journalist, we will miss her indomitable spirit... Maria was part of all of our lives”:

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