Kyle Ziemnick

Kyle is a graduate of the World Journalism Institute.

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Constitutional amendment hands Putin two more terms

by Kyle Ziemnick
Posted 7/01/20, 05:08 pm

After a week of voting, Russians on Wednesday approved a slate of more than 200 amendments that included maintaining the definition of marriage as between one man and one woman and an emphasis on “a belief in God.” Voters also said President Vladimir Putin could run for two more six-year terms after his current stint ends in 2024. After more than two decades in power as either president or prime minister, Putin could stay in office until as late as 2036, when he would turn 83.

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Primary results come in from Kentucky

by Kyle Ziemnick
Posted 6/30/20, 06:00 pm

It took a week for Kentucky to sort through mail-in ballots from its Democratic Senate primary on June 23. Media outlets on Tuesday projected that former Marine pilot Amy McGrath squeaked out a victory by less than 3 percentage points over state legislator Charles Booker, who had won the endorsements of notable Democrats like U.S. Sens. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts and Bernie Sanders of Vermont and U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York.

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Officials deny Russia-Taliban connection

by Kyle Ziemnick
Posted 6/29/20, 05:12 pm

A New York Times report that Moscow offered terrorists in Afghanistan money to kill U.S. soldiers was “nonsense” that showed the “low intellectual abilities of the propagandists of American intelligence,” the Russian Foreign Ministry said. It’s unknown whether the alleged scheme directly resulted in any American soldiers’ deaths, the Times reported, citing anonymous officials.

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