Harvest Prude

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

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Will Congress give a gift to givers?

Politics | Some lawmakers push tax relief for charitable giving to shore up nonprofit groups
by Harvest Prude
Posted 5/14/20, 06:12 pm

About 60 percent of the formerly homeless men and women served by Homestretch in Falls Church, Va., lost their jobs as the coronavirus spread through the area. One single mother of four children survived domestic violence, got a job at a pizza parlor, earned a promotion to manager, and began taking business management classes. But when the pandemic struck, she lost it all, according to Chris Fay, the ministry’s executive director.

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Fed chairman calls for more spending

by Harvest Prude
Posted 5/14/20, 01:01 pm

Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell warned that without action, the United States may face a prolonged recession due to the coronavirus pandemic. Powell said the Fed will do what it can, but he urged Congress and the White House to approve additional financial relief for individuals and businesses.

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FBI seizes senator’s phone

by Harvest Prude
Posted 5/14/20, 12:52 pm

Federal agents searched the Washington-area home of Sen. Richard Burr, R-N.C., on Wednesday, the Los Angeles Times reported. The agents seized Burr’s cellphone and also served Apple a warrant to obtain some of the senator’s information stored on its iCloud service. The FBI is investigating Burr for possibly profiting from information he received in confidential government briefings early in the coronavirus outbreak.

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