Kyle Ziemnick

Kyle is a graduate of the World Journalism Institute.

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U.S. swimmer breaks Phelps’ butterfly record

by Kyle Ziemnick
Posted 7/26/19, 12:13 pm

U.S. swimmer Caeleb Dressel broke Michael Phelps’ decade-old world record in the 100-meter butterfly on Friday. In his semifinal heat at the World Swimming Championships in Gwangju, South Korea, Dressel finished in 49.50 seconds, beating Phelps’ 2009 time at the world meet in Rome by 0.32 seconds.

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House passes budget deal

by Kyle Ziemnick
Posted 7/26/19, 11:16 am

WASHINGTON—The U.S. House of Representatives passed a new budget deal Thursday in a 284-149 vote. The bill, which now goes to the Senate for approval, would raise the debt ceiling, lift budget caps, and allow more spending on both defense and nondefense projects. Although a vast majority of Democrats supported the measure, Republicans were split, with 132 against and 65 voting for the measure.

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Big spenders

Politics | The latest budget deal reveals shifting priorities for some Republicans
by Kyle Ziemnick
Posted 7/25/19, 03:44 pm

WASHINGTON—President Donald Trump and congressional leaders agreed Monday on a budget deal that would increase federal spending by more than $320 billion as budget deficits rise to trillion-dollar levels.

“This was a real compromise in order to give another big victory to our Great Military and Vets!” the president tweeted after the deal was announced.

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