Kyle Ziemnick

Kyle is a graduate of the World Journalism Institute.

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Trump takes on congresswomen again at rally

by Kyle Ziemnick
Posted 7/18/19, 12:15 pm

Supporters of President Donald Trump attending a campaign rally for him in Greenville, N.C., Wednesday night chanted, “Send her back!” in reference to Rep. Ilhan Omar of Minnesota, one of four freshmen Democratic congresswomen with whom the president has an ongoing feud. “I think in some cases they hate our country,” he told attendees, describing the “hate-filled extremism” he believes the four women inspire. “They never have anything good to say. That’s why I say, ‘Hey if you don’t like it, let ’em leave, let ’em leave.’”

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The First Step Act in action

Effective Compassion | Prisoner release planned for Friday, as criminal justice reform takes hold
by Kyle Ziemnick
Posted 7/17/19, 04:46 pm

The U.S. Department of Justice is set to take two major steps toward criminal justice reform this week following the passage of the bipartisan First Step Act in December. On Friday, the Federal Bureau of Prisons is scheduled to set free 2,200 inmates who had their release dates recalculated based on good behavior under one of the law’s provisions. Attorney General William Barr also is expected to lay out expedited rules Friday for evaluating federal inmates’ risks and needs.

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Chat scandal rocks Puerto Rican government

by Kyle Ziemnick
Posted 7/17/19, 11:10 am

Puerto Rico’s leadership faces a growing scandal and protests after the U.S. territory’s Center for Investigative Journalism on Saturday published almost 900 pages of profanity-laced and inappropriate private online messages transmitted by Gov. Ricardo Rosselló and nine other major officials.

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