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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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Former Afghan President Hamid Karzai speaks during an interview to the Associated Press in Kabul, Afghanistan.
Rahmat Gul / APWorld

Former Afghan President: U.S. Failed in Afghanistan

Iran's new President-elect Ebrahim Raisi speaks during a press conference in Tehran, Iran, Monday, June 21, 2021.
Vahid Salemi / APWorld

Iran's New President Won't Meet With President Biden

debris covering the street in East Brewton, Ala.
Alicia Jossey / APU.S.

13 Dead In Alabama From Claudette

Portland, Oregon, police
Paula Bronstein / APU.S.

Entire Portland, Oregon, Police Rapid Response Team Resigns

A health worker holds a bottle of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine.
Chiang Ying-ying / APSci/Health

Canada Recommends Pfizer, Moderna As Second Dose After AstraZeneca

Toshiro Muto and Seiko Hashimoto attend a news conference after receiving a report from a group of of disease experts.
Yuichi Yamazaki / APSports

Olympics Could Spike Infections In Japan

In this Nov. 4, 2020 file photo, the Supreme Court is seen in Washington.
J. Scott Applewhite / APPolitics

Supreme Court Dismisses Challenge To Affordable Care Act

An Israeli border police officer faces off with a Palestinian woman
Maya Alleruzzo / APWorld

Israel Strikes Gaza After Hamas Releases Fire Balloons

Tourists throw their coins into the Trevi fountain as a wish to come back to Rome.
Gregorio Borgia / APSci/Health

European Union Lifts Travel Bans For U.S., Others

President Joe Biden meets with Russian President Vladimir Putin, Wednesday, June 16, 2021, in Geneva, Switzerland.
Patrick Semansky / APPolitics

Families Of U.S. Citizens Imprisoned In Russia Appeal To Pres. Biden

A Long March-2F Y12 rocket carrying a crew of Chinese astronauts
Ng Han Guan / APSci/Health

China Launches First Crew To New Space Station

A woman receives her COVID-19 inoculation
John Roark / The Idaho Post-Register / APSci/Health

Study: 5 States Had Virus Infections Before First Reported Cases

Russian President Vladimir Putin, left, and U.S President Joe Biden enter the 'Villa la Grange' in Geneva
Alexander Zemlianichenko / APPolitics

President Biden And Russian President Vladimir Putin Meet In Geneva

Israeli police tow a car that was said to be used in an attack near Hizmeh Junction in the West Bank, Wednesday.
Maya Alleruzzo / APWorld

Israel Military Says It Killed Palestinian Woman Who Targeted Soldiers

Jeff Bezos
Patrick Semansky / APBusiness

ProPublica: Big Billionaires Pay Little To No Income Tax

U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland speaks about voting rights at the Justice Department in Washington.
The New York Times / APPolitics

DOJ To Tighten Rules On Seizing Data From Congress

People cool off in the water at the confluence of the South Platte River and Cherry Creek in Denver
Brittany Peterson / APU.S.

Record-Setting Heat Across The U.S.

People bring signs to protest Houston Methodist Hospital system's rule of firing any employee who is not immunized.
Yi-Chin Lee / Houston Chronicle / APSci/Health

Hospital Workers' Vaccine Mandate Lawsuit Dismissed

A health worker administers Covishield, Serum Institute of India's version of the AstraZeneca vaccine in Kolkata, India.
Bikas Das / APSci/Health

Delta Variant Set To Become Dominant in U.S.

Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2020, file photo of a vial of the Phase 3 Novavax coronavirus vaccine.
Alastair Grant / APSci/Health

Novavax Study Finds Shot About 90% Effective

Boxes of COVID-19 vaccine provided through the COVAX global initiative arrive at the airport in Mogadishu, Somalia.
Farah Abdi Warsameh / APSci/Health

Africa CDC: Africa Experiencing 3rd Wave Of Virus

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

CDC Looking Into Heart Inflammation Following Vaccine Emergency

House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff
J. Scott Applewhite / APPolitics

Trump DOJ Seized Data From House Democrats

Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn.
Tasos Katopodis / APPolitics

Senators Eye $579B In New Infrastructure Spending

College athlete stands near the NCAA logo during a softball game.
Aaron M. Sprecher / APSports

NCAA, Congress Work Toward National Law For Athlete Compensation

Worker walking into a JBS meatpacking plant.
David Zalubowski / APU.S.

Meat Supplier JBS Confirms Payment of $11 Million Ransom To Hackers

Transportation Security Administration officers wear protective masks at a security screening area.
Elaine Thompson / APU.S.

Report: TSA Warns Of Staff Shortages At Largest Airports

Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine doses are prepared for members of the community 12 years and up.
Jacquelyn Martin / APSci/Health

Surgeon General: COVID Variants Risky For Unvaccinated

Airstrike hits a building housing various international media outlets.
Mahmud Hams / AFP via APWorld

Israel Says Hamas Was Operating From Associated Press Building In Gaza

A United Airlines commercial jet at the gate of an airport.
Julio Cortez / APBusiness

United Airlines To Require New Employees Be Vaccinated For COVID-19