Michelle Shen, The Columbus Dispatch

Michelle Shen

The Columbus Dispatch

Washington, DC, United States

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  • The Columbus Dispatch
  • Enquirer
  • El Paso Times
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  • The Jackson Sun
  • CantonRep.com
  • CJOnline
  • Burlington TimesNews
  • The Courier-Tribune
  • Kinston Free Press

Recent articles by Michelle:

Microsoft warned Bill Gates over 'inappropriate' emails to female staffer in 2008, report says

Microsoft executives warned Bill Gates to stop sending flirtatious emails to a female employee in 2008, the Wall Street Journal reported Monday. → Read More

Microsoft warned Bill Gates over 'inappropriate' emails to female staffer in 2008, report says

Microsoft executives warned Bill Gates to stop sending flirtatious emails to a female employee in 2008, the Wall Street Journal reported Monday. → Read More

William Shatner went to space. Here's how much it would cost you.

William Shatner, who played Captain Kirk on "Star Trek," finally made it to space. What does his Blue Origin flight mean for future space travel? → Read More

Parent's Choice Rice Baby Cereal at Walmart recalled for high arsenic levels

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) found that a samples of Parent’s Choice Rice Baby Cereal were above the guidance for inorganic arsenic. → Read More

Texas abortion law critics are targeting these corporate donors and Texas-based companies

The Democratic party is targeting companies like AT&T, Time Warner and NBC for their role in supporting Republican sponsors of the Texas abortion bill → Read More

Uber can have your airport ride ready once you land. Here's how it'll work.

New features in the update include early booking, flight tracking, curbside pickup, advance scheduling and Uber Eats at airport restaurants. → Read More

Are you middle class? The answer may depend on more than just your income.

Defining who is (and isn't) middle class is more than just a number. It's also about aspirations and how we see ourselves. → Read More

Up, up, up. Gas prices keep rising across the country to highest levels since 2014

Global economic uncertainty and supply chain concerns caused by the lingering COVID-19 pandemic could be playing a role in keeping crude oil prices up → Read More

Apple will soon let you put your vaccination card in Wallet. Here's what it'll look like

The vaccination cards could be used by businesses or venues as a form of verification, similar to how you pull up credit cards in your Wallet app. → Read More

Are you an eco-friendly traveler? Google is now marking hotels as green certified

Google is building in a feature for travelers to differentiate hotels and resorts that are eco-friendly and put in place sustainable practices. → Read More

TikTok tops 1 billion users as social media app's growth surges

TikTok was founded in 2016 and became an international brand in 2018. Its growth has been explosive since then. → Read More

Chipotle is spicing up its menu with a new ingredient: smoked brisket

Chipotle has added smoked brisket to its menu for a limited time in restaurants stores across the United States and Canada. → Read More

Texas doctor performs abortion past six weeks of pregnancy, defying new state law

Dr. Alan Braid said he "fully understood that there could be legal consequences" when he performed the abortion this month. → Read More

Texas doctor performs abortion past six weeks of pregnancy, defying new state law

Dr. Alan Braid said he "fully understood that there could be legal consequences" when he performed the abortion this month. → Read More

Texas doctor performs abortion past six weeks of pregnancy, defying new state law

Dr. Alan Braid said he "fully understood that there could be legal consequences" when he performed the abortion this month. → Read More

New York hospital to stop delivering babies as staffers quit over vaccine mandate

A hospital in rural New York is pausing its maternity services as employees quit instead of getting the vaccine. → Read More

Home insurance can protect against extreme weather, but about half of Americans don't understand it

Just over half of homeowners knew what to look for in their home insurance policy, with 15% saying they they had no clue what to check. → Read More

Are Americans financially resilient? Recent study reveals college graduates are vulnerable

America's diverse population suffers from financial insecurity, and the COVID-19 pandemic has only made financial resiliency even more critical. → Read More

Do you have the broadband blues? Thousands in the Piedmont hurt by lack of affordable access to internet

Broadband internet access in Alamance, Randolph counties behind the national average. Government works to incentivize providers to expand access, thousands are left disadvantaged. → Read More

Hiring issues also affecting the North Carolina Zoo, forcing them to keep certain exhibits closed

As part of our series on job hiring, we decided to take a look at the NC Zoo. → Read More