Harvest Prude

Harvest is a graduate of the World Journalism Institute and a reporter for WORLD.

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Congress, Trump agree to end record shutdown

by Harvest Prude
Posted 1/25/19, 03:18 pm

WASHINGTON—President Donald Trump said he would accept a bipartisan deal Friday to reopen the government until Feb. 15 without any additional money for a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border. The deal would end the 35-day partial government shutdown, the longest on record, and ensure shuttered federal agencies reopen and about 800,000 employees receive back pay. The House and the Senate were both expected to quickly bring the deal to a vote Friday.

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Senators push to temporarily reopen government

by Harvest Prude
Posted 1/25/19, 11:01 am

WASHINGTON—With the partial government shutdown reaching its 35th day Friday and about 800,000 federal workers missing another round of paychecks, the Senate is once again scrambling to negotiate a funding compromise. After two competing bills aimed at alleviating the shutdown failed to muster enough support on the Senate floor Thursday, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., met with Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., to discuss how to break the stalemate.

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Mueller indicts Trump campaign adviser Stone

by Harvest Prude
Posted 1/25/19, 10:40 am

WASHINGTON—Special counsel Robert Mueller’s office on Friday charged Roger Stone, an informal political adviser to President Donald Trump, with lying to Congress and attempting to obstruct the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election. Stone was indicted on seven counts: one for witness tampering, one for obstruction of justice, and five for making false statements. FBI agents arrested him before dawn Friday at his home in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. He is expected to appear in federal court later in the day.

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