Kyle Ziemnick

Kyle is a graduate of the World Journalism Institute.

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Maine legalizes assisted suicide

by Kyle Ziemnick
Posted 6/13/19, 12:08 pm

Maine became the eighth state in the nation to legalize assisted suicide Wednesday after Gov. Janet Mills signed a law allowing doctors to prescribe fatal doses of medication to the terminally ill. Mills had previously said she was unsure about the bill, which declares the practice does not constitute suicide under state law. She also issued an executive order for the state to analyze how the law’s impact on the state.

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St. Louis hoists first Stanley Cup

by Kyle Ziemnick
Posted 6/13/19, 11:00 am

The St. Louis Blues earned their first NHL championship in franchise history Wednesday, defeating the Boston Bruins 4-1 in Game 7 of the Stanley Cup Finals. Forward Ryan O’Reilly, who is in his first season with the Blues, won the Conn Smythe Trophy as the MVP of the playoffs.

It was a remarkable turnaround for a team that was in last place in the NHL standings in early January, but the Blues finished the season winning 30 of their last 49 games. “Once we pulled it together, we were tough to beat,” coach Craig Berube said.

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Committee votes to hold Barr, Ross in contempt

by Kyle Ziemnick
Posted 6/12/19, 06:03 pm

WASHINGTON—The House Oversight and Reform Committee voted Wednesday to hold Attorney General William Barr and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross in contempt of Congress for not complying with subpoenas for documents about the addition of a citizenship question to the 2020 census. The vote was 24-15 along party lines with one notable exception. Rep. Justin Amash, R-Mich., who recently called for President Donald Trump’s impeachment and left the conservative House Freedom Caucus, voted in favor of the motion.

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