Harvest Prude

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

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White House changes affirmative action policies

by Harvest Prude
Posted 7/03/18, 02:40 pm

The Trump administration will encourage schools not to consider race in admissions, a move that reverses Obama-era guidelines on affirmative action. The Justice Department on Tuesday rescinded seven policy guidances from the Education Department’s civil rights division and restored Bush-era policies of race-neutral admissions, The New York Times reported

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Free speech wins

Supreme Court | Supreme Court rules pro-life centers don’t have to advertise abortion options
by Harvest Prude
Posted 6/26/18, 05:43 pm

In a much anticipated decision, NIFLA v. Becerra, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled 5-4 this morning against a California law that forced pro-life centers to advertise abortion services.

Justice Clarence Thomas, writing for the majority, wrote in the opinion, “The FACT Act unduly burdens free speech. ... It targets speakers, not speech, and imposes an unduly burdensome disclosure requirement that will chill [the petitioner’s] protected speech.”

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Grave matters

Society | A small-city funeral belies a cremation-trending country
by Morgan Channels, Charissa Koh, Tabitha DeHart & Harvest Prude
Posted 7/05/17, 04:14 pm

SIOUX CENTER, Iowa—When Mary Van De Berg, the “meat lady” of Sioux Center, Iowa, died at age 72 a week before Memorial Day, 250 people in the city of 7,400 came to her funeral. Among the crowd sat about 35 of her co-workers from the closed-for-the-day Fareway supermarket, where for 26 years she had a reputation for knowing everything there is to know about meat.

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