Harvest Prude

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

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Mueller refers possible smear campaign to FBI

by Harvest Prude
Posted 10/31/18, 12:20 pm

WASHINGTON—Special counsel Robert Mueller has asked for an FBI investigation into an alleged plot to discredit him by offering women money to make false accusations against him. Mueller spokesman Peter Carr told The Atlantic on Tuesday that the matter was brought to the attention of the special counsel’s office by several journalists who were contacted by a woman about the alleged plot.

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Caravan migrants hope for transport

by Harvest Prude
Posted 10/31/18, 12:13 pm

Thousands of Central American migrants in a caravan traveling through Mexico are hoping to organize mass transit to help them get to Mexico City on their way to the nearest U.S. border. A committee of migrants on Tuesday said it will speak with Mexican authorities and request bus transport. A second, smaller group of 1,000 migrants following 250 miles behind the first group clashed with Mexican authorities, forcing its way across the river from Guatemala on Monday.

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Willing to fight

Foreign Policy | Making religious freedom abroad a high priority in Washington
by Harvest Prude
Posted 10/30/18, 04:06 pm

On Oct. 27, 1998, President Bill Clinton signed the International Religious Freedom Act. The act made religious freedom abroad a priority for America’s diplomacy and gave the United States some bite by requiring sanctions for countries that violated religious liberty. In 1998, then-U.S. Sen. Sam Brownback, R-Kan., voted to pass the IRF Act. Two decades later he is the ambassador-at-large for international religious freedom, a position the IRF Act created.

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