Harvest Prude

Harvest is a political reporter for WORLD's Washington Bureau. She is a World Journalism Institute and Patrick Henry College graduate. Harvest resides in Washington, D.C. Follow her on Twitter @HarvestPrude.

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U.S. calls out India for persecution

by Harvest Prude
Posted 4/28/20, 03:59 pm

The U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom warned of growing abuses of Muslims, Christians, and other religious minorities in India in its 2020 annual report released on Tuesday. This year, the commission added India to its Countries of Particular Concern list for the first time since 2004. The country’s ruling Hindu nationalist party instituted citizenship policies in January that USCIRF said could leave the country’s religious minorities, especially Muslims, without legal protections.

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Supreme Court sidesteps gun rights case

by Harvest Prude
Posted 4/28/20, 11:33 am

Instead of ruling on gun owners’ rights, the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday found a controversial New York City case moot because local officials recently rescinded the law. New York City had prohibited licensed gun owners from taking their firearms outside the city limits to places such as shooting ranges and second homes. Justices Samuel Alito, Neil Gorsuch, and Clarence Thomas dissented, arguing the law blatantly violated the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.

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Texas greenlights slow reopening

by Harvest Prude
Posted 4/28/20, 11:29 am

Restaurants, retail stores, movie theaters, libraries, malls, and museums can begin reopening in Texas on Friday. Gov. Greg Abbott, Republican, announced on Monday he will not extend his statewide coronavirus stay-at-home order.

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