Harvest Prude

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

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New York issues measles vaccine mandate

by Harvest Prude
Posted 4/10/19, 11:28 am

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio on Tuesday declared a public health emergency and ordered mandatory vaccinations in one neighborhood in response to a measles outbreak. The virus has infected 285 people in Brooklyn’s largely Orthodox Jewish Williamsburg section since September. Anyone working or going to school within four New York ZIP codes must get the measles vaccine, including all children older than 6 months. New York City’s health commissioner is empowered by law to order vaccines in the event of a serious public health threat.

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Barr: Mueller report will be public ‘within a week’

by Harvest Prude
Posted 4/09/19, 01:11 pm

WASHINGTON—Attorney General William Barr told congressional lawmakers Tuesday he expects to release a redacted version of special counsel Robert Mueller’s report to Congress and the public within a week. Barr appeared at a House Appropriations Committee hearing to testify about the White House’s 2020 budget request for the Department of Justice, but questions about Mueller’s investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. president election quickly took center stage.

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Trump replaces Secret Service director

by Harvest Prude
Posted 4/09/19, 11:02 am

WASHINGTON—U.S. Secret Service Director Randolph “Tex” Alles is leaving his position, the White House announced Monday. President Donald Trump selected career Secret Service official James Murray to replace Alles after he steps down in May. The president announced Sunday that Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen had resigned, but Alles’ departure may stem from a personality conflict in the agency, not the larger overhaul going on in the Department of Homeland Security leadership ranks.

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