Sarah Schweinsberg

Sarah is a news and feature reporter for WORLD Radio and WORLD Watch. She is a World Journalism Institute and Northwestern College graduate. Sarah resides with her husband, Zach, in Salt Lake City, Utah. Follow her on Twitter @SarahSchweins.

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Democrats strike down Zika bill over abortion restrictions

Politics | Planned Parenthood lobbied lawmakers to oppose the bill to support ‘women’s healthcare’
by Sarah Schweinsberg
Posted 6/28/16, 05:24 pm

WASHINGTON—The Senate will head into a seven-week summer recess with unfinished business that could leave Americans’ health at risk. Senate Democrats blocked a Zika spending bill today in a 52-48 vote because of provisions they said they couldn’t support.

The Republican bill would have appropriated $1.1 billion to Zika research and disease prevention. The mosquito-borne Zika virus is linked to severe birth defects and lingering paralysis in adults.

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Venezuela crisis leaves lawmakers guessing

Venezuela | The oil-rich, communist country is on the verge of collapse
by Sarah Schweinsberg
Posted 6/27/16, 02:31 pm

Four men each held a gun to Salim Daher’s head as they forced him to drive them around Daher’s home city of Valencia, Venezuela. Daher survived the attempted kidnapping but said similar experiences of violence and fear are all too common in rapidly deteriorating Venezuela.

Daher, a student at Florida International University, directs a non-profit called Justicia Para La Paz (Justice for the Peace). He and some of his colleagues traveled to Washington, D.C., Wednesday to meet with House lawmakers and attend a Foreign Affairs Committee hearing about Venezuela’s crisis.

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Dems’ climate change proposal targets school kids

Environment | Bill would set aside millions to teach unproven science
by Sarah Schweinsberg
Posted 6/24/16, 10:11 am

Last weekend, temperatures in the southwest spiked to 117 degrees, breaking the previous 1968 record of 115 degrees. The extreme heat took the lives of four Arizona hikers and caused dozens more to suffer from heat-related illnesses. The oven-like temperatures continue to fan the flames of wildfires raging in southern California. Congressional Democrats were quick to use the weather to push their ongoing storyline of humans as the main culprits of global warming.

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