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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.


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
It was a very average break-in until the naked guy showed up Caught on video It was a very average break-in until the naked guy showed up , Rare Staff 5:00pm, June 4
A family found a black bear pondering the meaning of life on their porch and the world is a better place for it Caught on video A family found a black bear pondering the meaning of life on their porch and the world is a better place for it , Rare Staff 3:47pm, June 4
A front-end loader just showed us one heck of a way to put out a car fire Caught on video A front-end loader just showed us one heck of a way to put out a car fire , Rare Staff 2:54pm, June 4
Stunning photo shows a man mowing his lawn in the shadow of a tornado without a care in the world Rare News Stunning photo shows a man mowing his lawn in the shadow of a tornado without a care in the world , Rare Staff 12:48pm, June 4
Trump attacks London’s mayor and “political correctness” in post-terror tweets — there’s “no reason to be alarmed!” Rare News Trump attacks London’s mayor and “political correctness” in post-terror tweets — there’s “no reason to be alarmed!” , Rare Staff 11:28am, June 4
No one guessed that a weather site would have the strongest reaction to the end of the Paris climate agreement Science and nature No one guessed that a weather site would have the strongest reaction to the end of the Paris climate agreement , Rare Staff 9:16pm, June 1
Once billions in debt and bankrupt, Detroit now has some remarkable news Across the U.S.A. Once billions in debt and bankrupt, Detroit now has some remarkable news , Rare Staff 6:38pm, June 1
When train delays made a Queens, NY graduate miss his ceremony, the whole train leaped into action Across the U.S.A. When train delays made a Queens, NY graduate miss his ceremony, the whole train leaped into action , Rare Staff 5:21pm, June 1
Hoping to stop a “human tragedy of epic proportions,” Ohio takes the fight to pharmaceutical manufacturers Across the U.S.A. Hoping to stop a “human tragedy of epic proportions,” Ohio takes the fight to pharmaceutical manufacturers , Rare Staff 2:17pm, June 1
“Bachelor” star Lauren Bushnell is splitting from Ben — and here’s where her record-setting ring will go Rare People “Bachelor” star Lauren Bushnell is splitting from Ben — and here’s where her record-setting ring will go , Rare Staff 8:07pm, May 31
Lexington teen charged in terrifying crosstown shooting spree Crime and punishment Lexington teen charged in terrifying crosstown shooting spree , Rare Staff 5:25pm, May 31
A Kentucky man is in trouble for allegedly beating his girlfriend with a Crock Pot Crime and punishment A Kentucky man is in trouble for allegedly beating his girlfriend with a Crock Pot , Rare Staff 4:53pm, May 31
Even with prison on the horizon, Huma Abedin and Anthony Weiner are back at it Across the U.S.A. Even with prison on the horizon, Huma Abedin and Anthony Weiner are back at it , Rare Staff 3:14pm, May 31
Meet Logan, who wants us to pay off a speeding ticket he got with a car full of “bald eagle p*ss and freedom” Rare Humor Meet Logan, who wants us to pay off a speeding ticket he got with a car full of “bald eagle p*ss and freedom” , Rare Staff 10:00pm, May 30
A Florida man escaped an ambulance, climbed an excavator, took his clothes off, and that was just his first escape of the day Caught on video A Florida man escaped an ambulance, climbed an excavator, took his clothes off, and that was just his first escape of the day , Rare Staff 5:27pm, May 30
No one knows why this man was naked in the airport, but he got away with it Around the world No one knows why this man was naked in the airport, but he got away with it , Rare Staff 4:50pm, May 30
Gunmen open fire on newspaper office with employees inside Across the U.S.A. Gunmen open fire on newspaper office with employees inside , Rare Staff 1:57pm, May 30
A Memorial Day pool session gets cancelled after an 8-foot gator crashes the party Caught on video A Memorial Day pool session gets cancelled after an 8-foot gator crashes the party , Rare Staff 5:31pm, May 29
A sportswriter lost his job over a bizarre comment about the Indy 500 winner What's wrong with people A sportswriter lost his job over a bizarre comment about the Indy 500 winner , Rare Staff 5:23pm, May 29
When an American flag fell to the ground, a future Marine was there to hold it up until someone could fix it Across the U.S.A. When an American flag fell to the ground, a future Marine was there to hold it up until someone could fix it , Rare Staff 2:39pm, May 29
Hours after graduating, a rising football star defended his girlfriend in a parking lot — and met a horrible end Crime and punishment Hours after graduating, a rising football star defended his girlfriend in a parking lot — and met a horrible end , Rare Staff 1:57pm, May 29
Days before her high school graduation, a student went underwater and never came up Across the U.S.A. Days before her high school graduation, a student went underwater and never came up , Rare Staff 12:31pm, May 29
An infant was out of the womb for mere minutes before she started walking Caught on video An infant was out of the womb for mere minutes before she started walking , Rare Staff 11:55am, May 29
Retiree loses every dollar of her life’s savings in heartbreaking scam Across the U.S.A. Retiree loses every dollar of her life’s savings in heartbreaking scam , Rare Staff 10:21am, May 29