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Michael Cohen Trial: Who is the woman in the blue dress?

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Footage of Cassie Semyon sprinting from the trial of Donald Trump's former lawyer has been viewed over half a million times
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One woman's sprint brought her viral fame, her skilled dash catching the attention of a world absorbing the dramatic political developments.
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"Yes, it is me, the journalist in the blue dress," Cassandra Semyon, an intern for NBC News, wrote early on Thursday morning in a tweet that has been liked 13,000 times.
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Yes, it is me, the journalist in the blue dress, running after the #ManafortTrial verdict. Thank you @Jacquelyn_M for the photo! #GoBlueDressGo pic.twitter.com/IkOM7VbWC5— Cassie Semyon (@casssemyon) August 21, 2018
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Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort was also convicted on the same day by a jury of bank and tax fraud charges.Footage of Ms Semyon racing from the court in Alexandria, Virginia wearing a blue dress and flat sandals was captured live by reporter Melissa Block in a tweet, where it has been viewed more than half a million times.
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The sprint from the Manafort courthouse after the verdict: guilty on 8 felony counts; hung jury on 10 counts. (No phones allowed in courthouse, so news comes via fleet feet.) pic.twitter.com/JDc8QyMBxs— melissa block (@NPRmelissablock) August 21, 2018
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Although she was not the first one out, Ms Semyon's neat and speedy sprint caught many people's eyes. "We are all her," one person on Twitter suggested, while another wrote, "Blue Dress is my new superhero!".
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OMG That woman in the blue dress is all of us.— Diana Hoskins???#resist (@DenimBlueBiz) August 21, 2018
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"I'm going as "journalist in blue dress after Manafort trial" for Halloween. And no, it isn't just so I don't have to wear heels," commented Twitter user Annette Storckmann."You should get a Nike deal," tweeted Stephanie Tran.
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Excellent form!

You should get a Nike deal XD— Stephanie Tran (@YouAndYourEgo) August 22, 2018
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"I feel like the smartest news outlets assigned their most athletic reporters to the Manafort verdict today," wrote @AmandaClinton."Bringing home the Manafort story to waiting colleagues and bringing home the gold in the intern DC Olympics. Run, Casssie, Run," commented Twitter user Paul Gluck.Ms Semyon's alma-mater Klein College weighed in as well.
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#KleinCollege student @casssemyon showing just one of the reasons why she was the right person to intern with @mitchellreports #Owlsontherun ?? https://t.co/swF2lwKeF5— Klein College (@TUKleincollege) August 22, 2018
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The same restrictions on mobile phones apply in the US Supreme Court, where high-profile rulings are also accompanied by similar pictures of eager young journalist interns racing with pieces of paper. "The Running of the Interns" frequently features athletic and sometimes not-so-athletic snaps.And the key to executing a Semyon-style high-speed dash? "Flat sandals, easy to run in! Holding a notebook. Running form credit: my high school cross country days!," the journalist shared on Twitter.By Georgina Rannard, BBC UGC & Social News
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