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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.

  Recent Work
Lawyer Kenji Utsunomiya, a representative of an anti-Olympics group.
Eugene Hoshiko / APSports

Group Submits Petition Urging Organizers To Cancel Tokyo Olympics

Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar.
Ludovic Marin / Pool via APWorld

Ireland's Health Service Hit By "Significant Ransomware Attack"

Rioters storming the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C.
John Minchillo / APPolitics

Lawmakers Approve Commission To Investigate Capitol Insurrection

Palestinians inspect their destroyed houses following overnight Israeli airstrikes in northern Gaza Strip.
Khalil Hamra / APWorld

U.N. Security Council To Discuss Middle East Conflict

Smoke rises following Israeli airstrikes on a building in Gaza City
Hatem Moussa / APWorld

Israel Prepares Troops As Rocket Fire Escalates

A hiring sign offers a $500 bonus outside a McDonalds restaurant.
Keith Srakocic / APPolitics

MO, TN Join States Cutting Federal Pandemic Unemployment Relief

A book of amendments awaits Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., at a Senate Rules Committee hearing at the Capitol
J. Scott Applewhite / APPolitics

Senate Leaders Debate Election Bill

Rep. Liz Cheney, R-Wyo., arrives as House GOP members meet to decide whether she should be removed from her leadership role.
J. Scott Applewhite / APPolitics

Rep. Liz Cheney Removed From House GOP Leadership

State Department spokesman Ned Price speaks at the State Department in Washington.
Carolyn Kaster / APPolitics

Report: U.S. Delaying U.N. Statement On Middle East Conflict

Mourners react during a funeral of a child killed during the attacks in Israel.
Heidi Levine / APWorld

Violence, Rocket Fire Escalate In Middle East

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