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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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Maya Angelou delivers a tribute to South African Archbishop
Gerald Herbert / APU.S.

U.S. Mint To Feature Women On Quarters

Vice President Kamala Harris listens as President Joe Biden speaks about the economy in the East Room of the White House.
Evan Vucci / APSci/Health

President Biden to Meet With Governors About Vaccines

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy
Andrew Harnik / APPolitics

House Republicans To Hold Cheney Recall Vote Wednesday

Gov. Brian Kemp signed a law repealing citizen's arrest in Georgia, partly blamed for Ahmaud Arbery's fatal shooting death.
Jeff Amy / APU.S.

Ahmaud Arbery's Killers To Appear In Federal Court

A University of Vermont student walks toward a tent leading to a COVID-testing site on campus in Burlington, Vt.
Lisa Rathke / APSci/Health

U.S. COVID Cases And Deaths Drop

Mega Bloks, by Mattel
Richard Drew / APBusiness

Kids' Old Toys Are Mattel's Future Treasure

EU leaders held an online summit
Luis Vieira / APSci/Health

European Leaders Say Sharing Vaccines Is Key To Fighting COVID

Protesters gather outside the Supreme Court in Washington. Legislation that would create new protections for LGBTQ Americans.
Susan Walsh / APU.S.

U.S. Restores Transgender Health Care Protections

Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, speaks during a press briefing.
Patrick Semansky / APSci/Health

Fauci: 'Unlikely' U.S. Will See Fall, Winter Surge

Minnesota Twins fans arrive for a day baseball game.
Jim Mone / APSci/Health

Minnesota, Virginia Join List Of States Easing COVID Restrictions

Maricopa County ballots cast in the 2020 general election are being examined and recounted
Rob Schumacher / The Arizona Republic / APPolitics

AZ Republicans Tell DOJ Not To Worry About Recount

Demonstrators march to the site where Andrew Brown Jr. was shot and killed by Pasquotank County Sheriff deputies.
Travis Long / The News & Observer / APU.S.

North Carolina Attorney General Calls For Change To Body Cam Laws

President Joe Biden
Evan Vucci / APSci/Health

70% Of U.S. Adults Will Have 1 Dose By End Of May

A man walks out of a Marc's Store in Mayfield Heights, Ohio.
Tony Dejak / APBusiness

The U.S. Economy Added Just 266,000 Jobs In April

Young migrants wait to be tested for COVID-19 at the Donna Department of Homeland Security holding facility.
Dario Lopez-Mills / APPolitics

DHS Secretary To Visit Southern Border Facility

A vial of the Pfizer vaccine for COVID-19.
Jessica Hill / APSci/Health

Pfizer Asks FDA For Full Approval Of COVID Vaccine

Caitlyn Jenner speaks at the 4th Women's March in Los Angeles.
Damian Dovarganes / APPolitics

Caitlyn Jenner Makes Her Case For California Governor

Florida Gov.Ron DeSantis speaks at the end of a legislative session
Wilfredo Lee / APPolitics

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis Signs Voting Reform Bill Into Law

A health worker prepares to administer the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine at a vaccination center in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Vincent Thian / APSci/Health

U.S. Backs Waiving Intellectual Property Rights On Vaccines

Michael Jackson performs during the halftime show at the Super Bowl.
Rusty Kennedy / APEntertainment

Tax Court Delivers Win To Heirs Of Michael Jackson's Estate

People hold signs as they attend a rally to support Stop Asian Hate.
Nam Y. Huh / APU.S.

Video: 2 Asian Women Attacked In New York City

Former President Donald Trump
Luis M. Alvarez / APTech

Facebook Oversight Board Upholds Trump Ban

A sign is seen at the Logan Square Monument in Chicago, Saturday, March 20, 2021.
Nam Y. Huh / APU.S.

2 Asian American Women Stabbed In San Francisco

Exhausted workers who carried the dead for cremation sit on the rear step of an ambulance in New Delhi, India.
Altaf Qadri / APSci/Health

U.S. Helping India As It Reports Record Daily Virus Deaths

Neighbors inspect the wind toppled trees in this northeast Jackson, Miss.
Rogelio V. Solis / APU.S.

Flooding Hits Southern States

Former President Donald Trump
Jacquelyn Martin / APTech

Facebook Oversight Board To Rule On Trump Ban

Puerto Rican boxer Felix Verdejo
Bebeto Matthews / APSports

Puerto Rican Boxer Charged In Murder

Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) Headquarters
Pablo Martinez Monsivais / APU.S.

FBI Shoots Armed Man Outside CIA Headquarters

Amy Bockerstette practices with her teaching pro at Palmbrook Country Club
Ross D. Franklin / APSports

Collegiate Golfer To Make History

Lawyers enter the Robert C. Byrd United States Courthouse in Charleston, W. Va.
Kenny Kemp / Charleston Gazette-Mai / APU.S.

Key Opioid Trial Begins In West Virginia