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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HHS announces more conscience protections

by Kyle Ziemnick
Posted 5/24/19, 11:36 am

WASHINGTON—The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced a new rule Friday that would increase protections for medical workers’ religious liberty. The revision of a 2016 rule instituted by President Barack Obama would remove “gender identity” as a component of sex discrimination in healthcare.

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U.S. brings new charges against Assange

by Kyle Ziemnick
Posted 5/24/19, 11:05 am

WASHINGTON—The United States charged WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange on Thursday with violating the Espionage Act by publishing confidential documents containing the names of protected, high-level sources. In an 18-count indictment, the Department of Justice accused Assange of helping U.S. adversaries and harming national security.

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‘American Taliban’ fighter released

by Kyle Ziemnick
Posted 5/23/19, 11:38 am

Californian John Walker Lindh, known as the “American Taliban,” was released from prison Thursday after serving 17 years of his 20-year sentence. A court granted him an early release from federal prison in Terre Haute, Ind., for good behavior with special conditions for parole, according to the Federal Bureau of Prisons. Lindh, now 38, traveled through Pakistan on his way to Afghanistan in November 2000 after converting to Islam and joined the Taliban in fighting against U.S. troops.

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