Harvest Prude

Harvest is a political reporter for WORLD's Washington Bureau. She is a World Journalism Institute and Patrick Henry College graduate. Harvest resides in Washington, D.C. Follow her on Twitter @HarvestPrude.

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Trump taps William Barr as new attorney general

by Harvest Prude
Posted 12/07/18, 11:22 am

WASHINGTON—President Donald Trump announced Friday he will nominate former U.S. Attorney General William Barr to once again serve as the nation’s top law enforcement official. Barr, 68, is currently a corporate lawyer at the Kirkland & Ellis law firm. He previously served as attorney general in the George H.W. Bush administration from 1991 to 1993. He worked at the CIA from 1973 to 1977 and served in Ronald Reagan’s administration. If confirmed by the Senate, Barr will succeed Attorney General Jeff Sessions, who resigned last month at Trump’s request. Sessions, a former U.S.

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Trump picks Heather Nauert as UN ambassador

by Harvest Prude
Posted 12/07/18, 10:55 am

WASHINGTON—President Donald Trump announced Friday he is nominating State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert to succeed Nikki Haley as U.S. ambassador to the United Nations. The former Fox News reporter became acting undersecretary for public diplomacy and public affairs earlier this year after first joining the State Department under the Trump administration in April 2017.

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A long time coming

Congress | Congress finally approves aid for Christians and other religious minorities in Iraq and Syria
by Harvest Prude
Posted 12/06/18, 04:56 pm

WASHINGTON—After years of delays, persecuted religious minorities victimized by Islamic State (ISIS) in 2014 in Iraq and Syria are set to get some relief from the U.S. government.

Congress last week unanimously passed The Iraq and Syria Genocide Relief and Accountability Act, designed to provide aid to Christians, Yazidis, Shia Muslims, and other religious minorities that underwent displacement and genocide at the hands of ISIS.

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