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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U.S. weekly unemployment keeps rising

by Harvest Prude
Posted 4/30/20, 11:29 am

Another 3.84 million Americans filed for unemployment last week. But the pace of weekly jobless claims has slowed since its record high of 6.86 million in mid-March. As state orders caused businesses to shutter and decrease staff to slow the spread of the coronavirus, millions have rushed to file for benefits.

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Ohio and Maryland residents vote by mail

by Harvest Prude
Posted 4/29/20, 11:56 am

Media outlets project former Vice President Joe Biden as the winner of Tuesday’s Ohio Democratic presidential primary, which state officials conducted mostly by mail. Gov. Mike DeWine, a Republican, delayed Ohio’s primary six weeks due to the coronavirus pandemic. So far, Biden has captured 96 of the state’s 136 delegates, while Sen. Bernie Sanders, who has withdrawn from the race, picked up four.

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U.S. calls out India for persecution

by Harvest Prude
Posted 4/28/20, 03:59 pm

The U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom warned of growing abuses of Muslims, Christians, and other religious minorities in India in its 2020 annual report released on Tuesday. This year, the commission added India to its Countries of Particular Concern list for the first time since 2004. The country’s ruling Hindu nationalist party instituted citizenship policies in January that USCIRF said could leave the country’s religious minorities, especially Muslims, without legal protections.

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