Harvest Prude

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

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Puerto Rican government owns up to Maria death toll

by Harvest Prude
Posted 8/09/18, 01:36 pm

The Puerto Rican government conceded Thursday that the devastation associated with Hurricane Maria killed more than 1,400 people, a number vastly exceeding the official count that for months noted only 64 deaths. The storm ripped through the island in September 2017, knocking out power and triggering widespread flooding. While the official death count stalled at 64, fatalities climbed amid impassable roads, lack of hospital access, and a power outage that lasted for months.

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Ohio, Kansas primary results still up in the air

by Harvest Prude
Posted 8/08/18, 01:56 pm

It’s still three months until midterm elections will decide the balance of power in Congress, but Tuesday’s tight primary races and a special election in Ohio could indicate a tough road ahead for candidates.

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Another primary day tests parties’ strengths

by Harvest Prude
Posted 8/07/18, 01:25 pm

Four states hold primaries Tuesday, and a bellwether special election in Ohio will help determine whether Democrats take back control of the U.S. House of Representatives in November’s midterm elections. In Ohio, Democrats hope to flip Republican Rep. Pat Tiberi’s House seat and break a 30-year dry streak in that district. Tiberi resigned in January to take a job in Ohio after expressing frustrations with Republicans in Washington. Polls have shown the lead between the candidates flip-flopping between Democratic Franklin County Recorder Danny O’Connor and Republican state Sen.

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