Harvest Prude

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

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Senate passes measure to end national emergency

by Harvest Prude
Posted 3/14/19, 04:12 pm

UPDATE: In a 59-41 vote Thursday, the Senate decided to terminate President Donald Trump’s emergency declaration to secure funds for a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border. The president has promised to veto the resolution, which passed the House by a 245-182 vote on Feb. 26. Congress likely will not have the needed two-thirds majority in each chamber to overturn what could be the first veto of the Trump presidency.

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Manafort gets additional 3½-year sentence

by Harvest Prude
Posted 3/13/19, 01:54 pm

WASHINGTON—Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort received a sentence Wednesday of 3½ additional years in prison for crimes related to his work as a political lobbyist in Ukraine. The punishment is on top of a 47-month sentence Manafort received last week, bringing his total prison time to 90 months, or 7½ years. “It is hard to overstate the number of lies and the amount of fraud and the extraordinary amount of money involved,” U.S.

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California governor halts death penalty

by Harvest Prude
Posted 3/13/19, 11:05 am

California Gov. Gavin Newsom signed an executive order Wednesday that puts a moratorium on capital punishment, delaying the execution of 737 death row inmates. The order also closes the execution chamber at San Quentin State Prison and effectively withdraws the state’s lethal injection protocol. The moratorium will last as long as Newsom is governor.

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