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Mona Jalal4,302 Points
regex is not working as expected
why the following doesn't only return first and last names?
print(re.findall(r''' \b[-\w ]* \s [-\w ]+ [^\t\n] ''', names, re.X|re.I)) ['Kenneth kenneth@', 'com (', '555-5555 Teacher,', 'Treehouse @', 'kennethlove\nMcFarland,', 'Dave dave@', 'com (', '555-5554 Teacher,', 'Treehouse\nArthur,', 'King king_arthur@', 'uk King,', 'Camelot\nÖsterberg,', 'Sven-Erik governor@', 'se Governor,', 'Norrbotten @', 'Tim tim@', 'com Enchanter,', 'Killer Rabbit Cave\nCarson,', 'Ryan ryan@', 'com (', '555-5543 CEO,', 'Treehouse @', 'ryancarson\nDoctor,', 'The doctor+', 'uk Time Lord,', 'Gallifrey\nExampleson,', 'Example me@', 'com 555-555-5552 Example,', 'Example Co.', 'example\nObama,', 'Barack president.', 'gov 555 555-5551 President,', 'United States of America @', 'potus44\nChalkley,', 'Andrew andrew@', 'com (', '555-5553 Teacher,', 'Treehouse @', 'chalkers\nVader,', 'Darth darth-vader@', 'gov (', '555-4444 Sith Lord,', 'Galactic Empire @', 'darthvader\nFernández de la Vega Sanz,', 'María Teresa mtfvs@', 'gov First Deputy Prime Minister,', 'Spanish Govt.']