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Simon Kaufman


Simon Kaufman writes and produces for "Morning Rush." Before joining Newsy, he worked for the Big Ten Network and NBC Sports. He's a Colorado native, but that did not properly prepare him for Chicago's winters. When he's not in the newsroom, he's biking around the city in search of Chicago's best ice cream.

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Protesters holding signs navigate along Chicago's South Michigan Avenue
Shafkat Anowar / APU.S.

Protests In Chicago After Police Release Adam Toledo Shooting Video

Iran's Natanz nuclear facility.
Planet Labs / APWorld

Iran Enriching Uranium To 60%, Highest Level Ever

A mass shooting at a FedEx facility

Police: 8 Killed In Shooting At Indianapolis FedEx Center

Seized South Korean ship is escorted by Iranian military boats on the Persian Gulf.
Tasnim News Agency via APWorld

Iran Frees Seized South Korean Ship Amid Dispute Over Funds

The headquarters for Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Ron Harris / APSci/Health

CDC Chief Says Racism Is 'Serious Public Health Threat'

People stand still as a two-minute siren sounds in memory of victims of the Holocaust, in Tel Aviv, Israel.
Oded Balilty / APWorld

Holocaust Remembrance Day In Israel

A sign tops the temporary fence line outside the parking lot of a King Soopers grocery store, the site of a mass shooting.
David Zalubowski / APPolitics

President Biden: Gun Violence In U.S. Is An Epidemic

Viewing platform of the Olympics Tower in Beijing, China.
Andy Wong / APSports

China Warns U.S. Not To Boycott 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics

picking through the remains of his home, which was destroyed by a tornado
Jay Reeves / APU.S.

Storms, Possible Tornadoes Forecast For South

Sen. Joe Manchin
Susan Walsh / APPolitics

Manchin Says I Won't Vote To Eliminate Filibuster

is the new "Excelsior Pass" app, a digital pass that people can download to show proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19
NY Governor's Press Office / APSci/Health

Texas, georgia push back on vaccine passports

the Oxford AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine to a health worker,
Abdeljalil Bounhar / APSci/Health

Rare Clots Possibly Linked To AstraZeneca Vaccine

Children look out from inside a pod at the Donna Department of Homeland Security holding facility.
Dario Lopez-Mills / APPolitics

Biden Administration Adding New Site For Migrant Children

Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases,
Alex Brandon / APSci/Health

Dr. Anthony Fauci: 'Premature To Declare Victory'

Candlelight vigil for victims of Ukrainian plane crash
Ebrahim Noroozi / APWorld

Iranian Officials Indicted In Shooting Down Of Ukrainian Plane

Jordan's Prince Hamzeh and his wife Princess Noor

Jordan Prince Says He's Still Loyal To Brother After Coup Allegations

Workers load an All-Star sign onto a trailer
John Spink / Atlanta Journal-Constitution / APSports

Reports: MLB All-Star Game Moved To Denver

Baylor celebrates with the trophy after winning the NCAA men's basketball tournament.
Darron CummingsSports

Baylor Wins NCAA Men's Basketball Championship Over Gonzaga

Children in a pod at the a Department of Homeland Security holding facility
Dario Lopez-Mills / APPolitics

New Poll Suggests Many Americans Disapprove Of Border Situation

Brian Snipes receives a drive-thru vaccination at "Vaccine Fest," a 24-hour COVID-19 mass vaccination event in Metairie, La.
Gerald Herbert / APSci/Health

Health Officials Warn Of Potential Fourth COVID Wave

The March Madness logo is shown on the court.
Paul Sancya / APSports

Gonzaga, Baylor To Meet For NCAA Men's Championship

Amazon facility in in Bessemer, Ala.
Jay Reeves / APBusiness

Amazon Says Lack Of Restrooms For Drivers Is Industry Issue

U.S. Capitol Police officers investigate near a car that crashed into a barrier on Capitol Hill
J. Scott Applewhite / APU.S.

Union Chief Says Capitol Police 'Struggling' After Attack

Prince Hamza Bin Al-Hussein, right, and Prince Hashem Bin Al-Hussein.

Jordan Says It Prevented A Plot To Destabilize The Country

A picture of George Floyd hangs on a fence outside the Hennepin County Government Center.
Jim Mone / APU.S.

Floyd Family Attorney Believes Chauvin Will Be Convicted

Blank checks
Matt Rourke / APSci/Health

Another Round Of Relief Payments Sent Out

Pope Francis
Andreas Solaro / The Associated PressU.S.

Christians Gather For Good Friday Amid Loosening COVID Restrictions

Iranian diplomats attending a virtual talk on nuclear deal with representatives of world powers
Iranian Foreign Ministry / The Associated PressPolitics

World Powers Ready To Welcome U.S. Back To Iran Nuclear Deal

U.S. Rep. Matt Gaetz,
John Raoux / APPolitics

NYT Says Gaetz Investigation Focuses On Payments To Women

Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., adjusts his face mask.
J. Scott Applewhite / APPolitics

Manchin Says 'Past Time' For Immigration Reform