Leigh Jones

Leigh is acting managing editor for WORLD Radio. She is a World Journalism Institute graduate who spent six years as a newspaper reporter in Texas before joining WORLD. Leigh also co-wrote Infinite Monster: Courage, Hope, and Resurrection in the Face of One of America's Largest Hurricanes. She resides with her husband and daughter in Houston, Texas.

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EU imposes taxes on iconic American imports

by Leigh Jones
Posted 6/22/18, 12:53 pm

The European Union began enforcing tariffs on U.S. goods Friday, items selected to hurt U.S. President Donald Trump’s political base. The imports covered by the import tax include bourbon, peanut butter, orange juice, and Harley Davidson motorcycles. The new tariffs, adopted in retaliation for Trump’s tariffs on steel and aluminum imports from around the world, cover $3.4 billion in U.S. products. The EU trade commissioner admitted the 28-member bloc chose the items because they are iconically American.

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Associated Press/Photo by Andrew Goldstein/Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Protesters rallied for a second day in East Pittsburgh, Pa., Thursday evening to call for justice following the shooting of an unarmed African-American teenager. Police shot and killed 17-year-old Antwon Rose Jr. as he ran away from a traffic stop earlier this week. Civil rights attorney S. Lee Merritt, who represents Rose’s family, said he couldn’t see any justification for shooting the teen, who didn’t appear to pose any threat.

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House approves farm bill with food aid work requirement

by Leigh Jones
Posted 6/22/18, 11:33 am

The U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday narrowly passed a new farm bill that includes work requirements for Americans who get food assistance. Conservative Republicans killed an earlier version of the bill last month after failing to get concessions on spending and on separate immigration measures. The latest version of the bill passed by the narrowest of margins: 213-211.

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