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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.


More than fifty cents of every dollar raised on GoFundMe and other sites is going towards one growing problem Health and medicine More than fifty cents of every dollar raised on GoFundMe and other sites is going towards one growing problem , Rare Staff 8:20pm, June 13
Missouri politician beheads a live chicken with his bare hands and carves out its heart to make a point about the sanctity of life Caught on video Missouri politician beheads a live chicken with his bare hands and carves out its heart to make a point about the sanctity of life , Rare Staff 4:43pm, June 13
A new U.S. Capitol policy is about to make life very difficult for reporters The media A new U.S. Capitol policy is about to make life very difficult for reporters , Rare Staff 2:52pm, June 13
After weekend raids, ICE prepares to deport as many as 300 Detroit-area Iraqis, mostly Christians National security After weekend raids, ICE prepares to deport as many as 300 Detroit-area Iraqis, mostly Christians , Rare Staff 10:06pm, June 12
A major children’s retailer just declared bankruptcy and will soon close hundreds of its stores Business A major children’s retailer just declared bankruptcy and will soon close hundreds of its stores , Rare Staff 4:29pm, June 12
The Secret Service has addressed Trump’s ominous tweet about “tapes” of his conversations with Comey Rare News The Secret Service has addressed Trump’s ominous tweet about “tapes” of his conversations with Comey , Rare Staff 3:25pm, June 12
“Body-slamming” Congressman pleas guilty to assault charge — but he won’t see jail time Across the U.S.A. “Body-slamming” Congressman pleas guilty to assault charge — but he won’t see jail time , Rare Staff 2:04pm, June 12
A Texas man stumbled upon an “insane” fish kill in progress, and it’s “one of the craziest things” he’s ever seen Rare Houston A Texas man stumbled upon an “insane” fish kill in progress, and it’s “one of the craziest things” he’s ever seen , Rare Staff 7:33pm, June 11
An Army Reserve medic was turned away from his own graduation ceremony for an “unfortunate” reason Across the U.S.A. An Army Reserve medic was turned away from his own graduation ceremony for an “unfortunate” reason , Rare Staff 5:27pm, June 11
He ran to the water for a closer look and freaked out at the 14-foot beast of the deep bleeding out Caught on video He ran to the water for a closer look and freaked out at the 14-foot beast of the deep bleeding out , Rare Staff 3:19pm, June 11
A lemonade truck crashed and people saw a driver covered in blood — then they looked again Across the U.S.A. A lemonade truck crashed and people saw a driver covered in blood — then they looked again , Rare Staff 1:35pm, June 11
A mom who threw her son an insane $25,000 prom outing explains why she dropped all of that cash without hesitation Across the U.S.A. A mom who threw her son an insane $25,000 prom outing explains why she dropped all of that cash without hesitation , Rare Staff 12:31pm, June 11
A guest claims they caught a White House leaker in the act at a party — and the suspect is a familiar face Rare News A guest claims they caught a White House leaker in the act at a party — and the suspect is a familiar face , Rare Staff 11:16am, June 11
Video shows police kick and drag a suspect who crawled, burning, out of a car crash — but it wasn’t their suspect Caught on video Video shows police kick and drag a suspect who crawled, burning, out of a car crash — but it wasn’t their suspect , Rare Staff 10:27pm, June 8
You won’t forget this nasty texting-and-walking lesson caught on surveillance video Caught on video You won’t forget this nasty texting-and-walking lesson caught on surveillance video , Rare Staff 8:25pm, June 8
We have a date for when First Lady Melania and Barron Trump will reportedly move to the White House Rare News We have a date for when First Lady Melania and Barron Trump will reportedly move to the White House , Rare Staff 5:55pm, June 8
Justice Department, Army arrest active-duty Colonel and two others in massive 10-year, $20 million fraud scheme Crime and punishment Justice Department, Army arrest active-duty Colonel and two others in massive 10-year, $20 million fraud scheme , Rare Staff 4:32pm, June 8
Thousands of middle school yearbooks recalled after a racial slur was found on the cover Across the U.S.A. Thousands of middle school yearbooks recalled after a racial slur was found on the cover , Rare Staff 2:37pm, June 8
North Korea fires “multiple surface-to-sea missiles” Around the world North Korea fires “multiple surface-to-sea missiles” , Rare Staff 7:05pm, June 7
James Comey’s full testimony released ahead of tomorrow’s hearing Rare News James Comey’s full testimony released ahead of tomorrow’s hearing , Rare Staff 2:33pm, June 7
A “Bachelorette” contestant owns the trademark to “Whaboom,” and it isn’t who you think Rare People A “Bachelorette” contestant owns the trademark to “Whaboom,” and it isn’t who you think , Rare Staff 9:26pm, June 6
Attorney General Jeff Sessions offers to resign; DOJ has no comment Rare News Attorney General Jeff Sessions offers to resign; DOJ has no comment , Rare Staff 7:33pm, June 6
A farmer is dead after his dog got in his tractor and took the controls Around the world A farmer is dead after his dog got in his tractor and took the controls , Rare Staff 6:03pm, June 6
White House sources say Trump “does not plan to put down Twitter” as Comey testifies Rare News White House sources say Trump “does not plan to put down Twitter” as Comey testifies , Rare Staff 2:12pm, June 6
FBI arrests NSA contractor for leaking top secret report to press Crime and punishment FBI arrests NSA contractor for leaking top secret report to press , Rare Staff 7:20pm, June 5
A high school biology teacher got a fatal diagnosis and then got fired in a cruel turn of events Across the U.S.A. A high school biology teacher got a fatal diagnosis and then got fired in a cruel turn of events , Rare Staff 5:53pm, June 5
Formerly Harvard-bound students won’t make it to the Ivy League thanks to “obscene” memes What's wrong with people Formerly Harvard-bound students won’t make it to the Ivy League thanks to “obscene” memes , Rare Staff 3:35pm, June 5
Man denied government assistance releases blood-sucking insects inside government office Across the U.S.A. Man denied government assistance releases blood-sucking insects inside government office , Rare Staff 1:46pm, June 5
Bristol Palin fires back with five reasons Kathy Griffin isn’t the victim — here’s what she said Rare News Bristol Palin fires back with five reasons Kathy Griffin isn’t the victim — here’s what she said , Rare Staff 7:10pm, June 4
Police: man murdered his childhood friend with a screwdriver, then laid down next to his body with a bottle of bleach Crime and punishment Police: man murdered his childhood friend with a screwdriver, then laid down next to his body with a bottle of bleach , Rare Staff 6:19pm, June 4