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Chaos and glitches: Covering Kenya's disputed election

A round-the-clock vigil at the official tallying station, spot checks on the vote count at local polling centers and an encounter with a 102-year-old woman who stood in a queue overnight to be the first in line to cast her ballot all formed part of Reuters’ reporting on Kenya's disputed election in August.

Corrected: Curating breaking news in real-time

As Hurricane Irma hurtles through the eastern Caribbean toward Florida, there’s a pressing need to urgently report accurately from the ground. To do that, we often choose to supplement our journalism by curating a live coverage page to update the ongoing events. Click http://live.reuters.com/Event/Live_Hurricane_Irma

Staying connected as a monsoon rages

On Aug. 29, Reuters photographer Shailesh Andrade rode his motorcycle into Mumbai, where a surging, deadly monsoon was flooding large swaths of the city.

Community and commerce: Reporting on a disaster

As flooding in Houston reached catastrophic levels from the relentless rains of Hurricane Harvey, Reuters photographer Rick Wilking watched Sterling Broughton, an 82-year-old woman, fall out of a kayak perched on the bow of a crowded rescue boat that had become swamped with water. The woman fell face down on the deck, her head submerged in the water, near Dickinson. Wilking pulled her back to safety.

Dodging taunts and teargas in Phoenix

On Tuesday, Aug. 22, U.S. President Donald Trump spoke at a major political rally in Phoenix, Arizona. Tensions in the country were high since white nativists and counter-protesters clashed in Charlottesville, and all reports suggested that demonstrations outside this rally were going to be massive. The city’s mayor had even asked Trump not to come.

Much planning and a little luck: covering the Great American Eclipse

When Reuters started planning our coverage of Monday’s total eclipse of the sun, we had no “eclipse playbook” to guide us. The last time such an eclipse traversed the continental United States was 99 years ago. Back then, people learned of current events from newspapers and magazines.

How Reuters tracked fatalities and Taser incidents

In a first-of-its-kind review of court documents, police reports, other public records and news accounts, Reuters compiled the most comprehensive public accounting to date of deaths and litigation that followed police use of Tasers.

The precise way to describe a movement

“Define alt-right for me,” President Donald Trump demanded during a news conference on Tuesday when asked about the violent protests in Charlottesville, Virginia.