Kyle Ziemnick

Kyle is a graduate of the World Journalism Institute.

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Falwell to take indefinite leave of absence

by Kyle Ziemnick
Posted 8/07/20, 06:48 pm

After drawing criticism over numerous public statements and scandals, Liberty University President Jerry Falwell Jr. apologized this week for posting a racy photo on Instagram. On Friday, the executive committee of the university’s Board of Trustees announced it had requested Falwell take an indefinite leave of absence from his positions as president and chancellor effective immediately, and Falwell agreed.

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Stimulus bill negotiations collapse

by Kyle Ziemnick
Posted 8/07/20, 06:12 pm

WASHINGTON—The White House and congressional Democrats failed on Friday to reach a deal to send extra benefits to unemployed Americans. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., said they offered to reduce their demands to a cost of $2.5 trillion, but White House chief of staff Mark Meadows and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin would not accept the extra spending.

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U.S. employment slowly improving

by Kyle Ziemnick
Posted 8/07/20, 12:42 pm

WASHINGTON—The U.S. economy picked up 1.8 million jobs in July, the Department of Labor reported on Friday. Employment collapsed in April as states locked down in response to the coronavirus pandemic, with a loss of more than 20 million jobs. Growth slowed some in July compared to May and June, when U.S. businesses added about 5 million and 3 million jobs, respectively.

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