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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Trump orders states to send in troops

by Kyle Ziemnick
Posted 6/01/20, 07:51 pm

WASHINGTON—President Donald Trump said on Monday that if governors refuse to deploy National Guard troops, he would then send in U.S. military personnel to stop the riots that have spread to many major American cities. The president also instituted a 7 p.m. EDT curfew on Monday night in the nation’s capital to prevent further defacing of monuments in the city. “I am your president of law and order and an ally of all peaceful protesters,” he said.

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Independent autopsy says Floyd asphyxiated

by Kyle Ziemnick
Posted 6/01/20, 07:23 pm

Attorney Ben Crump, who represents the family of George Floyd, is pushing to upgrade the charge against former Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin from third-degree to first-degree murder. An independent autopsy performed at the family’s request said neck and back compression killed Floyd after Chauvin pressed his knee against Floyd’s neck for several minutes during an arrest attempt on May 25. The initial autopsy conducted by the Hennepin County, Minn., medical examiner’s office did not find anything “to support a diagnosis of traumatic asphyxia or strangulation.”

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Justices make persecution exception to deportation rule

by Kyle Ziemnick
Posted 6/01/20, 05:29 pm

WASHINGTON—A federal appeals court can review the deportation case against a man who fled to the United States from Lebanon, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled 7-2 on Monday. Justice Brett Kavanaugh, writing for the majority, said the court can hear appeals about deportation decisions if the individual could face persecution or torture in their country of origin. Congress passed a law blocking judicial review of deportation orders, but it did not include appeals under the UN Convention Against Torture.

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