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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No prosecutions in border clash

by Harvest Prude
Posted 11/30/18, 01:58 pm

No criminal charges will be filed against the 42 people arrested Sunday in a clash with Central American migrants at the U.S. southern border, Customs and Border Protection authorities said Thursday. During a march Sunday in Tijuana, Mexico, to protest long waits for caravan migrants to file asylum claims with the United States, some protesters pushed past Mexican police and attempted to illegally cross the border. U.S. authorities said migrants were throwing rocks at Border Patrol agents, who fired tear gas to disperse the crowd. U.S.

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New North American trade pact signed but faces challenges

by Harvest Prude
Posted 11/30/18, 11:33 am

U.S. President Donald Trump, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, and Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto signed the United States–Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) on trade Friday in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The deal replaces the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), the 1990s pact that Trump vowed to dismantle. The Trump administration is celebrating the signing as a win for all three countries, but the deal still needs ratification from Congress to take effect.

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In Washington this week, it’s all about Mueller

Politics | The Russia investigation makes it hard for Republicans to focus on anything else
by Harvest Prude
Posted 11/29/18, 03:44 pm

WASHINGTON—The triple punch of a new filing, a news report, and a guilty plea has thrust special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation back into the spotlight, raising questions about whether the probe is accelerating toward the finish line.

Since May 2017, Mueller has led an investigation into whether the Trump campaign coordinated with Russia to influence the 2016 U.S. presidential election and whether the president obstructed the probe. The inquiry has led to charges against 33 people, most notably 26 Russians.

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