Leigh Jones

Leigh lives in Houston with her husband and daughter. She is the news editor for The World and Everything in It and reports on education for WORLD Digital.

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Prosecutors accuse Manafort of witness tampering

by Leigh Jones
Posted 6/05/18, 09:34 am

Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort tried to convince witnesses in his criminal case to lie about the extent of his work with Ukrainian political interests, federal prosecutors alleged in a court filing late Monday. Manafort faces charges of money-laundering conspiracy, false statements, and acting as an unregistered foreign agent for Ukrainian interests.

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Trump: North Korea summit back on

by Leigh Jones
Posted 6/01/18, 03:40 pm

The historic summit with North Korea is back on, U.S. President Donald Trump announced Friday just minutes after meeting with Kim Jong Un’s emissary at the White House. The much-anticipated event will take place June 12 in Singapore, as originally planned. “We’re going to deal,” Trump told reporters after sitting down with Kim Yong Chol, North Korea’s former intelligence chief. Kim is the highest-ranking North Korean official to visit the United States in 18 years. He first met with U.S.

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Judge blocks Iowa heartbeat bill

by Leigh Jones
Posted 6/01/18, 12:10 pm

An Iowa judge on Friday temporarily blocked the state’s new “heartbeat bill” from going into effect, halting protections for unborn babies that would begin as soon as doctors can detect a heartbeat. Judge Michael Huppert said he would formally issue a temporary injunction later Friday. The American Civil Liberties Union of Iowa, the Planned Parenthood Federation of America, and the Emma Goldman Clinic sued to stop the law, which provides the earliest protections in the country for unborn babies.

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