Harvest Prude

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

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State judges rule against partisan gerrymandering

by Harvest Prude
Posted 9/04/19, 12:58 pm

A North Carolina judicial panel told state lawmakers Tuesday they must redraw the current legislative district map because it gives Republicans an unfair advantage. The panel of three state trial judges said the map violated the rights of voters by ensuring a GOP majority in the North Carolina General Assembly.

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Background checks debated after latest shooting

by Harvest Prude
Posted 9/04/19, 11:19 am

The gunman in a West Texas shooting spree avoided a background check by buying his weapon privately. Authorities said Seth Ator, who died in a shootout with police Saturday, had previously failed a background check and would have been flagged as a “prohibited person” because of a mental illness diagnosis.

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U.S. businesses help out with Dorian prep

by Harvest Prude
Posted 9/03/19, 12:48 pm

Businesses and nonprofit organizations in the southeastern United States are gearing up to mitigate the possible devastation of Hurricane Dorian. Airbnb launched an Open Homes Program to provide free housing for displaced residents and relief workers. More than 1,200 hosts in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, and the Carolinas have signed up.

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