Harvest Prude

Harvest is a reporter for WORLD based in Washington, D.C.

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Former U.S. Rep. John Conyers dies

by Harvest Prude
Posted 10/28/19, 12:12 pm

Former U.S. Rep. John Conyers, the longest-serving African American congressman, died of natural causes on Sunday at his Detroit home. He was 90 years old.

What was Conyers known for? First elected in 1964, the Michigan Democrat fought for civil rights for more than 50 years in Washington. For 15 years, he pushed to make Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday a national holiday, finally succeeding in the mid-1980s. He also helped found the Congressional Black Caucus.

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U.S. military kills ISIS leader

by Harvest Prude
Posted 10/28/19, 11:20 am

The parents of an American woman slain by Islamic State praised President Donald Trump for the military raid that killed the group’s leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, over the weekend. ISIS captured Kayla Mueller in 2013 in Aleppo, Syria. Al-Baghdadi was believed to have personally tortured and raped her before her reported death in 2015. On Sunday, her father, Carl Mueller, said he didn’t think anything would have stopped Trump “from getting this guy.”

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Wary of Russian influence

Politics | Clinton-Gabbard tussle rekindles the discussion of election meddling
by Harvest Prude
Posted 10/24/19, 10:06 pm

WASHINGTON—A feud between former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and a Democratic presidential hopeful brought more attention to the ongoing problem of Russian interference in the U.S. political process.

Last week, critics widely panned Clinton for rather clumsily accusing U.S. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard of Hawaii of colluding with the Russians.

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