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Matt Pearce

Matt Pearce is a national reporter for the Los Angeles Times and frequently writes about violence, disasters, social movements and civil liberties. A University of Missouri graduate, he has covered news in the Midwest for a number of publications and previously wrote about technology, culture and the Middle East as a featured writer for the New Inquiry. He hails from Kansas City, Mo.
Missouri lake disaster in high winds kills 17, raising new safety concerns about duck boats

At least 17 people died when a boat carrying sightseers at a Missouri lake sank after encountering bad weather. Officials blame high winds.

MGM sues Las Vegas massacre survivors, claiming a Sept. 11-era terrorism law protects the company from lawsuits

MGM Resorts International files lawsuit claiming a post-9/11 law called the Safety Act makes them immune to damage claims in court because security force at the concert venue was trained using Safety Act procedures.

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