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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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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Child separation back in focus after federal personnel changes

Immigration | Shake-up at key HHS office causes some to question whether hard-line policy will return
by J.C. Derrick & Harvest Prude
Posted 4/27/20, 04:13 pm

Last month, late on Friday the 13th, as coronavirus chaos erupted across the United States, a rumor started circulating in the Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) at the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS): a leadership change was coming—and soon. 

With almost no notice, the White House reassigned ORR Director Jonathan Hayes, a man several people told me was the best leader the office ever had. His staff was in shock—and even some tears. 

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Navy wants captain reinstated

by Harvest Prude
Posted 4/27/20, 11:42 am

Top U.S. Navy leaders last week called for Capt. Brett Crozier to be put back in command of the coronavirus-stricken USS Theodore Roosevelt. Acting Navy Secretary Thomas Modly, who has since resigned, relieved Crozier of his command after the captain pleaded in late March for more resources to fight an outbreak of COVID-19 on the aircraft carrier.

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