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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Woodland wins first major at U.S. Open

by Kyle Ziemnick
Posted 6/17/19, 11:39 am

Gary Woodland earned his first major golf championship at the U.S. Open Sunday, holding off two-time defending champion Brooks Koepka to win at Pebble Beach by three strokes. Woodland finished at 13-under-par, breaking Tiger Woods’ U.S. Open course record at the famed Northern California course. Koepka, who had won three of the past five majors, pulled within a shot of the lead on Sunday’s back nine, but Woodland remained steady, birdieing the 14th hole and sinking a 30-foot putt for birdie on 18 to close out his victory in style.

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It’s not just for kicks

Sports | Women’s soccer continues to find itself in the shadow of the men’s game
by Kyle Ziemnick
Posted 6/14/19, 04:50 pm

The French women’s national soccer team made a statement last Friday when it opened the FIFA Women’s World Cup competition on its home turf by defeating South Korea 4-0. But the U.S. team made an even bigger splash in France on Tuesday with its devastating and record-breaking 13-0 drubbing of Thailand. But despite the domination of such teams on the global scale, women’s soccer faces controversy both in the United States and around the world.

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Prosecutors drop charges in Flint water crisis

by Kyle Ziemnick
Posted 6/14/19, 11:03 am

Michigan prosecutors dropped criminal charges against eight people in the Flint water crisis but promised to start a fresh investigation after finding new evidence. More than three years ago, authorities began to investigate a scandal that left the entire city’s water system contaminated with lead. Those now free from charges include former state health director Nick Lyon, former Michigan chief medical executive Eden Wells, and two state-appointed emergency managers in Flint.

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