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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.

At one of America’s greatest national parks, scientists watch for signs of a fiery and violent past Rare News At one of America’s greatest national parks, scientists watch for signs of a fiery and violent past , Rare Staff 2:19pm, March 15
A young mother survives a car accident only to face the same charges as the guy who hit her at 94 miles per hour Crime and punishment A young mother survives a car accident only to face the same charges as the guy who hit her at 94 miles per hour , Rare Staff 8:09pm, February 28
Leaked DCCC email shows them taking a very different stance on “thoughts and prayers” Rare News Leaked DCCC email shows them taking a very different stance on “thoughts and prayers” , Rare Staff 10:10pm, February 27
A naked man on a banana-yellow ATV terrorizes a city’s roadways at high speed Rare News A naked man on a banana-yellow ATV terrorizes a city’s roadways at high speed , Rare Staff 10:06pm, February 26
The armed officer who never faced the Douglas High School shooter has released his first statement Rare News The armed officer who never faced the Douglas High School shooter has released his first statement , Rare Staff 4:33pm, February 26
A serial robber meets his match in a mom-and-daughter team Caught on video A serial robber meets his match in a mom-and-daughter team , Rare Staff 9:55pm, February 23
School resource officer was one of “several” Broward County officers who backed down from the school shooting Rare News School resource officer was one of “several” Broward County officers who backed down from the school shooting , Rare Staff 6:13pm, February 23
White House on lockdown after a van “intentionally” plows into a security barrier Rare News White House on lockdown after a van “intentionally” plows into a security barrier , Rare Staff 4:06pm, February 23
Sheriff says armed officer assigned to Douglas High School abandoned his duty as the shooting started Rare News Sheriff says armed officer assigned to Douglas High School abandoned his duty as the shooting started , Rare Staff 5:52pm, February 22
Another high schooler was stopped with a loaded gun, but it’s what he had at home that’s even scarier Rare News Another high schooler was stopped with a loaded gun, but it’s what he had at home that’s even scarier , Rare Staff 9:48pm, February 20
Trump announces new gun control measures less than one week after the school shooting in Florida Guns Trump announces new gun control measures less than one week after the school shooting in Florida , Rare Staff 4:30pm, February 20
President Donald Trump just endorsed an old enemy for Senate Rare Politics President Donald Trump just endorsed an old enemy for Senate , Rare Staff 10:23pm, February 19
A Columbine survivor is now taking aim at “gun-free zones” as a state lawmaker Rare News A Columbine survivor is now taking aim at “gun-free zones” as a state lawmaker , Rare Staff 9:43pm, February 19
After the Douglas High School shooting, one man made sure his AR could never kill Across the U.S.A. After the Douglas High School shooting, one man made sure his AR could never kill , Rare Staff 6:09pm, February 19
A teen is arrested on terrorism charges after his disturbing social media post locks down a high school Rare News A teen is arrested on terrorism charges after his disturbing social media post locks down a high school , Rare Staff 9:59pm, February 16
A pitiful burglary goes from “Crime Pays” to crime pains with one poor brick toss Caught on video A pitiful burglary goes from “Crime Pays” to crime pains with one poor brick toss , Rare Staff 8:11pm, February 16
Thirteen people have been charged with interfering with the American political system—and the 2016 election Rare News Thirteen people have been charged with interfering with the American political system—and the 2016 election , Rare Staff 1:41pm, February 16
After seeing “fraudulent” GoFundMe pages for Florida shooting victims, police say this is the official one Rare News After seeing “fraudulent” GoFundMe pages for Florida shooting victims, police say this is the official one , Rare Staff 9:36pm, February 15
Football coach died shielding students from gunfire during Florida high school shooting Rare News Football coach died shielding students from gunfire during Florida high school shooting , Rare Staff 10:08pm, February 14
A mass shooting has been reported at a Florida high school — here’s what we know Rare News A mass shooting has been reported at a Florida high school — here’s what we know , Rare Staff 3:18pm, February 14
It was a dispute between their girlfriends, but two guys settled it with swords Caught on video It was a dispute between their girlfriends, but two guys settled it with swords , Rare Staff 10:23pm, February 12
Man with “DIRTBAG” vanity plate is arrested after living up to his name — and could see years in prison What's wrong with people Man with “DIRTBAG” vanity plate is arrested after living up to his name — and could see years in prison , Rare Staff 9:31pm, February 12
A real estate developer must now pay millions in damages — to graffiti artists who had painted his building God Bless America A real estate developer must now pay millions in damages — to graffiti artists who had painted his building , Rare Staff 6:12pm, February 12
As Hoda Kotb packed to leave for the Olympics, she had the kind of “help” only a mother could love People As Hoda Kotb packed to leave for the Olympics, she had the kind of “help” only a mother could love , Rare Staff 10:15pm, February 9
A couple found “doo-do-looking stuff” on their Little Caesar’s, and the health department had some very bad news for them Health and medicine A couple found “doo-do-looking stuff” on their Little Caesar’s, and the health department had some very bad news for them , Rare Staff 9:34pm, February 9
There’s more trouble for a classic American motorcycle maker, and a big new recall Rare News There’s more trouble for a classic American motorcycle maker, and a big new recall , Rare Staff 9:56pm, February 7
A “Home Improvement” and “M*A*S*H” fan favorite is dead at 76 People A “Home Improvement” and “M*A*S*H” fan favorite is dead at 76 , Rare Staff 5:41pm, February 7
David Beckham’s son Brooklyn gets a permanent tribute to his dad People David Beckham’s son Brooklyn gets a permanent tribute to his dad , Rare Staff 10:12pm, February 6
Amtrak train comes apart at over 100 miles per hour Rare News Amtrak train comes apart at over 100 miles per hour , Rare Staff 5:54pm, February 6
Multiple police officers are down after chasing down a stolen car — here’s what we know Rare News Multiple police officers are down after chasing down a stolen car — here’s what we know , Rare Staff 9:20pm, February 5