Kyle Ziemnick

Kyle is a WORLD DIgital news reporter. He is a World Journalism Institute and Patrick Henry College graduate. Kyle resides in Purcellville, Va. Follow him on Twitter @kylezim25.

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Senate passes temporary government funding

by Kyle Ziemnick
Posted 9/30/20, 07:03 pm

WASHINGTON—President Donald Trump likely will sign a continuing resolution to avert a government shutdown. The Senate passed the measure on Wednesday just hours ahead of the midnight deadline. The resolution to fund the government through December cleared the House by a landslide last week.

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Report: Pandemic gutted U.S. productivity

by Kyle Ziemnick
Posted 9/30/20, 06:32 pm

WASHINGTON—Economists expect an impressive economic rebound after a depressing second quarter. A U.S. Commerce Department report released on Wednesday showed the gross domestic product fell by 31.4 percent in April, May, and June while lockdowns from the coronavirus pandemic paralyzed many businesses. That’s the steepest drop in the report’s history—three times greater than the second-worst decline.

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Human rights concerns lead to palm oil blockade

by Kyle Ziemnick
Posted 9/30/20, 06:21 pm

WASHINGTON—Plantations in Malaysia and Indonesia practice forced child labor, physical and sexual violence, and abusive living conditions, U.S. investigators found. The U.S. Customs and Border Protection Office of Trade said Wednesday it would detain all palm oil–related products from Malaysian giant FGV Holdings Berhad.

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