Kyle Ziemnick

Kyle is a graduate of the World Journalism Institute.

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LA Angels pitcher Tyler Skaggs found dead at 27

by Kyle Ziemnick
Posted 7/02/19, 10:44 am

Tyler Skaggs, a pitcher for the Los Angeles Angels, was found dead Monday in his hotel room in Southlake, Texas, where his team was in town to play the Texas Rangers. He was 27. Authorities have not confirmed a cause of death but do not suspect foul play. The Angels and Rangers postponed their game scheduled for later that day. “Words cannot express the deep sadness we feel right now,” All-Star Angels center fielder Mike Trout tweeted. “Our thoughts and prayers are with Carli [Skaggs’s wife] and their families.

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White House delays conscience protections

by Kyle Ziemnick
Posted 7/01/19, 11:13 am

WASHINGTON—The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) decided Friday to delay the implementation of new rules allowing medical workers to claim religious exemptions to performing abortions or other procedures that violate their consciences. The rules require agencies that receive federal funding to comply with about 25 laws codifying protections for religious workers.

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Charlottesville attacker gets life in prison

by Kyle Ziemnick
Posted 6/28/19, 03:55 pm

A federal judge on Friday handed down a sentence of life imprisonment for hate crimes charges to James Alex Fields Jr., the man who drove his car into a crowd of counterprotesters at a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Va., in August 2017. Fields, who killed 32-year-old Heather Heyer and injured more than two dozen others in the attack, had pleaded guilty to the charges. 

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