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Patrick McMahon

Patrick is a content editor for Rare in Washington, D.C. Outside the office (and the internet), he’s a cyclist, painter, and friend to all dogs. He is 27.


Reeling in a camera from the Tennessee River revealed hundreds of photos and led to a remarkable meeting between strangers God Bless America Reeling in a camera from the Tennessee River revealed hundreds of photos and led to a remarkable meeting between strangers , Rare Staff 7:01pm, June 25
A college professor who pulled the “white privilege” card in an infamous Tucker Carlson interview just got her card pulled in return The media A college professor who pulled the “white privilege” card in an infamous Tucker Carlson interview just got her card pulled in return , Rare Staff 5:27pm, June 25
A woman exploded on a man over his “General Lee” because of the Confederate flag, and it’s all on tape Around the world A woman exploded on a man over his “General Lee” because of the Confederate flag, and it’s all on tape , Rare Staff 3:33pm, June 25
Watch a gigantic seal hitch a ride on a fishing boat — he won’t get off til he gets fed! Caught on video Watch a gigantic seal hitch a ride on a fishing boat — he won’t get off til he gets fed! , Rare Staff 2:53pm, June 25
“Her neck is stuck!” — scary video shows a teenager plummeting two stories from Six Flags ride Caught on video “Her neck is stuck!” — scary video shows a teenager plummeting two stories from Six Flags ride , Rare Staff 1:54pm, June 25
A St. Louis police officer shot a fellow cop — and his lawyer says it was due to the color of his skin Across the U.S.A. A St. Louis police officer shot a fellow cop — and his lawyer says it was due to the color of his skin , Rare Staff 12:28pm, June 25
CNN retracts an anonymously-sourced Russia story, and the man at the center of it all responds The media CNN retracts an anonymously-sourced Russia story, and the man at the center of it all responds , Rare Staff 11:46am, June 25
Everyone’s lucky to be alive after a police officer ran a red light and didn’t make it Caught on video Everyone’s lucky to be alive after a police officer ran a red light and didn’t make it , Rare Staff 7:42pm, June 22
New Hampshire lawmakers accidentally approved a bill to legalize murder Across the U.S.A. New Hampshire lawmakers accidentally approved a bill to legalize murder , Rare Staff 5:13pm, June 22
A Philadelphia tow truck driver was surprised after his repo job turned into a kidnapping Caught on video A Philadelphia tow truck driver was surprised after his repo job turned into a kidnapping , Rare Staff 3:33pm, June 22
President Donald Trump now says he “did not make and do not have” any “tapes” of his conversations with James Comey Rare News President Donald Trump now says he “did not make and do not have” any “tapes” of his conversations with James Comey , Rare Staff 1:07pm, June 22
Texas man buys a billboard to deliver a Texas-sized message about Donald Trump and the media Across the U.S.A. Texas man buys a billboard to deliver a Texas-sized message about Donald Trump and the media , Rare Staff 9:29pm, June 21
Now in her mid-fifties, Courteney Cox has a different view on her plastic surgery — but not on starting a family! Rare People Now in her mid-fifties, Courteney Cox has a different view on her plastic surgery — but not on starting a family! , Rare Staff 9:03pm, June 21
If there’s one clear lesson in these fails, it’s that bullies will get what’s comin’ to them Caught on video If there’s one clear lesson in these fails, it’s that bullies will get what’s comin’ to them , Rare Staff 8:24pm, June 21
It was a normal day on the lake until a screamin’ bald eagle intervened — and it was all caught on slow-motion video Caught on video It was a normal day on the lake until a screamin’ bald eagle intervened — and it was all caught on slow-motion video , Rare Staff 4:06pm, June 21
When this trucker’s brakes failed, a runaway truck ramp was their only prayer Caught on video When this trucker’s brakes failed, a runaway truck ramp was their only prayer , Rare Staff 1:47pm, June 21
Winner declared in highly watched Georgia special election Across the U.S.A. Winner declared in highly watched Georgia special election , Rare Staff 10:19pm, June 20
Dashcam footage from the Philando Castile shooting is released — and it shows how quickly things turned deadly Crime and punishment Dashcam footage from the Philando Castile shooting is released — and it shows how quickly things turned deadly , Rare Staff 5:54pm, June 20
There’s been gunfire and two “explosions” at Brussels Central Station — here’s what we know Rare News There’s been gunfire and two “explosions” at Brussels Central Station — here’s what we know , Rare Staff 4:53pm, June 20
This woman’s demand to see a white doctor quickly spiraled way out of control in a medical clinic Caught on video This woman’s demand to see a white doctor quickly spiraled way out of control in a medical clinic , Rare Staff 4:19pm, June 20
The United States has shot down another “armed drone” as it advanced towards Coalition troops Around the world The United States has shot down another “armed drone” as it advanced towards Coalition troops , Rare Staff 1:53pm, June 20
A shocking political ad in the Georgia special election ties the Democrat in the race to the Scalise shooting The media A shocking political ad in the Georgia special election ties the Democrat in the race to the Scalise shooting , Rare Staff 10:12pm, June 19
Trump calls out North Korea in first statement on death of Otto Warmbier Rare News Trump calls out North Korea in first statement on death of Otto Warmbier , Rare Staff 7:15pm, June 19
Otto Warmbier, the American student who was just released from North Korea, has died Around the world Otto Warmbier, the American student who was just released from North Korea, has died , Rare Staff 4:49pm, June 19
You weren’t allowed to see the White House press briefing today, and here’s why The media You weren’t allowed to see the White House press briefing today, and here’s why , Rare Staff 4:31pm, June 19
We’re ridiculing these $570 jeans, which are missing a very important — some would say essential — component Rare News We’re ridiculing these $570 jeans, which are missing a very important — some would say essential — component , Rare Staff 1:37pm, June 19
Badass Florida man brings a sword to a gunfight — and now five armed robbers are behind bars Caught on video Badass Florida man brings a sword to a gunfight — and now five armed robbers are behind bars , Rare Staff 6:01pm, June 18
When police got a call about a pet pig on the loose, they didn’t expect to confront this much pork Caught on video When police got a call about a pet pig on the loose, they didn’t expect to confront this much pork , Rare Staff 3:59pm, June 18
After 40 years apart, a father and daughter connect on Facebook and meet just in time for Father’s Day Across the U.S.A. After 40 years apart, a father and daughter connect on Facebook and meet just in time for Father’s Day , Rare Staff 3:19pm, June 18
Caitlyn Jenner on the congressional baseball shooting: “Yeah, liberals can’t even shoot straight” Rare News Caitlyn Jenner on the congressional baseball shooting: “Yeah, liberals can’t even shoot straight” , Rare Staff 2:45pm, June 18