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Articles by Adrienne LaFrance

Adrienne LaFrance is a former staff reporter for the Nieman Journalism Lab. Previously she was a national reporter for Digital First Media’s Project Thunderdome, where she specialized in investigative reporting and breaking news. Before that she opened the Washington bureau of Honolulu Civil Beat, where she covered Congress, federal elections, and the intersection of money and politics. Adrienne is currently a senior associate editor at The Atlantic.
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