Kyle Ziemnick

Kyle is a graduate of the World Journalism Institute.

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Trump signs $3 billion conservation law

by Kyle Ziemnick
Posted 8/04/20, 05:44 pm

WASHINGTON—The Great American Outdoors Act easily passed both houses of Congress earlier this summer in a rare act of bipartisanship. President Donald Trump on Tuesday signed the law giving almost $1 billion to the Land and Water Conservation Fund and nearly $2 billion to improving protected lands across the country. The president compared the measure to President Theodore Roosevelt creating national parks. “We want every American child to have access to pristine outdoor spaces,” he said.

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Microsoft negotiating to acquire TikTok

by Kyle Ziemnick
Posted 8/03/20, 05:22 pm

WASHINGTON—President Donald Trump has threatened to ban the trendy social media app in the United States. Microsoft, which is in discussions with TikTok’s Chinese parent company ByteDance to buy the social networking service’s operations in the United States and other English-speaking countries, said it would address the president’s concerns. Microsoft expects negotiations to end by mid-September and said it may bring on other U.S. investors to help purchase TikTok.

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Three charged in celebrity Twitter hack

by Kyle Ziemnick
Posted 7/31/20, 05:55 pm

Prosecutors say a 17-year-old from Florida posted fake tweets to celebrity accounts on July 15 as part of a scam that netted more than $100,000 in bitcoins. Florida prosecutors on Friday charged Graham Ivan Clark as an adult with 30 felonies. The same day, a federal court in California charged suspected co-conspirators Mason Sheppard, 19, of the U.K. and Nima Fazeli, 22, of Florida with several felonies.

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