Kyle Ziemnick

Kyle is a graduate of the World Journalism Institute.

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D-Day remembrances begin in Britain

by Kyle Ziemnick
Posted 6/05/19, 12:26 pm

World leaders and World War II veterans gathered in Portsmouth, England, Wednesday to honor the 75th anniversary of D-Day. Queen Elizabeth II presided over the event, the first of two days of anniversary commemorations, which included flyovers, dancers, and military bands. More than 150,000 Allied troops in 7,000 boats stormed the beaches of Normandy, France, on June 6, 1944. Codenamed “Operation Overlord,” the invasion began the liberation of France and led directly to the defeat of Nazi Germany in May 1945.

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Assisted suicide bill passes in Maine

by Kyle Ziemnick
Posted 6/05/19, 10:46 am

The Maine Senate narrowly passed a bill Tuesday to legalize assisted suicide, just a day after the state House of Representatives passed the measure by a one-vote margin. The bill now goes to Gov. Janet Mills, a Democrat who has not taken a public position on the issue. If Mills signs the Maine Death with Dignity Act into law, her state will join seven others and the District of Columbia in legalizing the practice.

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U.S. limits Cuba tourism

by Kyle Ziemnick
Posted 6/04/19, 01:05 pm

The Trump administration on Tuesday instituted new restrictions on U.S. citizens traveling to Cuba. “Cuba continues to play a destabilizing role in the Western Hemisphere,” Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said. “These actions will help to keep U.S. dollars out of the hands of Cuban military, intelligence, and security services.” He specified the country’s support for President Nicolás Maduro in Venezuela as a major reason for the restrictions.

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