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Ben Taub

staff writer @newyorker, mostly overseas

Joined on 8 February, 2012

http://www.newyorker.com/contributors/ben-taub

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Replying to @giantcat9: CC-130 Hercules

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CC-130 Hercules

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Replying to @PaulCarsten: Gunmen take 317 schoolgirls in Nigeria's latest mass abduction

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Gunmen take 317 schoolgirls in Nigeria's latest mass abduction

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Replying to @Brian_Castner: "There are now at least 20,000 mercenaries in Libya, including fighters and military advisers from Russia, Syria, Chad,…

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"There are now at least 20,000 mercenaries in Libya, including fighters and military advisers from Russia, Syria, Chad, Turkey and Sudan."

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Quoted @thehistoryguy

My friend just took an elderly relative for a Covid shot. In Salisbury Cathedral. The organist was playing, taking requests. So they walked up the aisle of this gigantic 800 year old national treasure, metres away from Magna Carta, to the booming sounds of "Beside the Seaside"

Omg that’s the one with the famous 123-meter spire, the draw of simple tourists from Moscow to Murmansk!

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Replying to @nic__carter: my mind was blown when I heard this from louis vincent gav on @MacroVoices. in one stat: why the US government cannot affo…

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my mind was blown when I heard this from louis vincent gav on @MacroVoices. in one stat: why the US government cannot afford for rates to rise

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Replying to @pcaruanagalizia: "So far, seven men have either admitted to or been charged with complicity to kill Caruana Galizia"

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Been standing outside a European bank branch for more than two hours, because their appointment system is broken. #bitcoin

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"So far, seven men have either admitted to or been charged with complicity to kill Caruana Galizia"

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Quoted @TheLeadCNN

Former CIA agent recounts invisible 'Havana Syndrome' attack, says 'I would've rather been shot' @kylieatwood reports

watch this report ft. former CIA senior intel officer @Mpolymer

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Replying to @ZLabe: Annual temperature anomalies in the #Arctic since 1950 - wait until the end...

[Data from ERA5 reanalysis and its new 'back ext…

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Annual temperature anomalies in the #Arctic since 1950 - wait until the end...

[Data from ERA5 reanalysis and its new 'back extension']

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Sign up at to get alerted when your email ends up in a data breach.

(I deleted a mistaken post re the NetGalley hack. They did, in fact, notify users who signed up for company emails—just not those of us who reflexively opt out of all things marketing.)

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V. proud of this great reporter, writer, and friend!

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Quoted @PolkAwards

Polk Award for National Reporting: Luke Mogelson of The New Yorker for his portraits of Black Lives Matter activists in Minneapolis, anti-lockdown militia members in Michigan and competing left- and right-wing militants in Portland.

Forzaaaaa!! Bravo, Luke, this is so well deserved. Read his stories here:

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Replying to @mcaruanagalizia: After literally a lifetime of crime, including bank robbery and murder, on a rock in Europe that measures 27 x 14.5km.

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Replying to @giantcat9: C-17 Globemaster III

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C-17 Globemaster III

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Quoted @TheTimesofMalta

BREAKING NEWS

Vince Muscat is handed a 15-year sentence after admitting to the murder of Daphne Caruana Galizia

#DaphneCaruanaGalizia

After literally a lifetime of crime, including bank robbery and murder, on a rock in Europe that measures 27 x 14.5km.

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Replying to @ericlach: daft punk is retiring. meanwhile, in America, many robots have to keep working into their 70s, even their 80s, just to pay th…

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daft punk is retiring. meanwhile, in America, many robots have to keep working into their 70s, even their 80s, just to pay the bills.

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Replying to @MacaesBruno: Almost March, no progress whatsoever with vaccination in the EU

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Almost March, no progress whatsoever with vaccination in the EU

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My latest: a journalist murdered; a government brought down by her sons.

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