Harvest Prude

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

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HHS halts fetal tissue research

by Harvest Prude
Posted 6/05/19, 02:34 pm

WASHINGTON—The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced Wednesday it has terminated a major contract for research that used tissue from aborted babies. The contract with the University of California, San Francisco, funded research that made mice with human-like immune systems for studying diseases. HHS also announced that new grant applications for similar research would be subject to review by an ethics advisory board.

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Republicans debate Trump’s Mexico tariffs

by Harvest Prude
Posted 6/05/19, 11:57 am

WASHINGTON—Senate Republicans are raising concerns about President Donald Trump’s plan to impose 5 percent tariffs on all Mexican goods to give Mexico an incentive to do more to stop illegal immigration into the United States. During a closed-door lunch Tuesday with White House counsel Pat Philbin and Assistant Attorney General Steve Engel, some GOP senators raised the possibility of introducing a resolution to block the president’s move.

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Virginia governor turns attention to gun violence

by Harvest Prude
Posted 6/05/19, 11:38 am

Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam on Tuesday called for a special legislative session to focus on gun violence after a former Virginia Beach city employee opened fire at a municipal building on Friday, killing 12 people. The Democrat, speaking at a news conference, said he would seek to pass “common sense public safety laws,” like universal background checks, banning assault style weapons, and increasing penalties for leaving firearms around children.

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