Kyle Ziemnick

Kyle is a graduate of the World Journalism Institute.

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Trump revives virus briefings

by Kyle Ziemnick
Posted 7/21/20, 06:37 pm

President Donald Trump urged Americans to wear a mask, wash their hands, and practice social distancing on Tuesday at his first coronavirus news conference since late April. “We need everything we can get,” he said. The president lauded the country’s low death rate and high COVID-19 test production but warned the pandemic would “probably get worse before it gets better.” He also said vaccines and better testing methods would come out as soon as possible.

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N.Y. Planned Parenthood ditches founder’s name

by Kyle Ziemnick
Posted 7/21/20, 03:01 pm

Margaret Sanger, who established the organization that became the country’s largest abortion business, promoted eugenics and held racist views. Planned Parenthood of Greater New York on Tuesday decided to remove her name from its Manhattan facility. The organization may also consider removing her name from a street sign near its offices, The New York Times reported.

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Portland pushes back against federal presence

by Kyle Ziemnick
Posted 7/20/20, 01:23 pm

Rioters tore down a fence protecting the U.S. courthouse and set a fire in the building’s entryway early Monday, Portland, Ore., police said. Federal guards extinguished the blaze and scattered the crowd using tear gas. Protests in the city over the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis have persisted every night for nearly two months.

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