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Akilah Johnson

A general assignment reporter for the Metro Desk, Johnson previously covered education and public safety for Fort Lauderdale’s South Florida Sun Sentinel, where she was part of a team named a finalist for the 2006 Pulitzer Prize for breaking news.

Latest stories

Capital Source

Shaheen family praises diabetes alert dog for daughter in new book

By , Globe Staff

The member of the Shaheen family getting all the attention this week isn’t Senator Jeanne Shaheen.

Off the beat

In Iowa, leftovers of retail politics

By , Globe Staff

In the Hawkeye State, candidates engage in old-school retail politics at the state fair. Don’t forget to get your selfie with candidate!

Capital Source

Want to see the pope? Start writing.

By , Globe Staff

A US congresswoman from Melrose is hosting a contest for constituents to accompany her to the pope’s congressional address next month.

Antics help GOP rivals catch eyes, save cash

By , Globe Staff

With such a large field of Republicans running for president, the candidates will do just about anything to stand out.