Lauretta Brown is a Staff Reporter with CNS News covering Congress and a range of issues including healthcare, religious freedom, and foreign policy. Her work has appeared on outlets like the Drudge Report and Yahoo News. She is a graduate of Thomas Aquinas College.

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June 30, 2016, 6:12 PM EDT
“We are the front line of defense when it comes to battling Zika,” Planned Parenthood Federation of America’s Executive Vice President Dawn Laguens said Thursday at an event held to criticize Republican proposals to combat the virus.
June 29, 2016, 2:46 PM EDT
Rear Adm. Anne Schuchat, M.D., principal deputy director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) testified in a Senate hearing Wednesday on preparing for and preventing the Zika virus that “it’s too soon for us to have a very confident set of information to counsel women with about just what to expect and how to plan” for possible birth defects such as microcephaly.
June 29, 2016, 10:31 AM EDT
Dr. Jeanne Sheffield, an expert in pregnancy and infectious disease and the director of maternal-fetal medicine at Johns Hopkins Hospital, stressed that “there is so much we don’t know” about the effects of the Zika virus in pregnancy during a Capitol Hill briefing Tuesday on child health during pregnancy.
June 27, 2016, 5:23 PM EDT
Archbishop Timothy Broglio, who heads the Catholic Archdiocese for the Military Services, said he believes some of the detrimental effects of the Supreme Court’s Obergefell v. Hodges ruling, which legalized homosexual marriage, include “people not being able to act according to their fundamental religious beliefs.”
June 27, 2016, 2:46 PM EDT
Brian Brown, president of the National Organization for Marriage (NOM), spoke with on Saturday and said the view that marriage is between one man and one woman is increasingly silenced as hate speech.
June 24, 2016, 2:33 PM EDT
A Gallup poll released today, June 24, found that the majority of Americans believe euthanasia should be legal, with 69 percent agreeing that when a person has an incurable disease and requests euthanasia “doctors should be allowed by law to end the patient's life by some painless means.”
June 23, 2016, 2:04 PM EDT
House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wisc.) said in his press briefing on Thursday that the Democrats’ sit-in to protest gun control measures not being brought for a vote was a “stunt” asking, “If this is not a political stunt, then why are they trying to raise money off of this? Off of a tragedy.”
June 22, 2016, 8:36 PM EDT
The Office of Civil Rights (OCR) at the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) rejected complaints Tuesday from California churches and religious groups against a state regulation that mandates abortion coverage in all state health care plans with no religious exemptions.
June 21, 2016, 3:33 PM EDT
Nadia Murad, a young Yazidi woman who escaped enslavement and torture by ISIS and was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize by the Iraqi government, testified before Congress Tuesday about her experiences and the pressing need for Muslims to condemn the radical terrorist group’s ideology.
June 21, 2016, 9:49 AM EDT
A suicide bomber reportedly killed three people Sunday in an attack in the city of Qamishli during an event commemorating the 101st anniversary of the massacre of Assyrian Christians by the Ottoman army in 1915.
June 20, 2016, 3:19 PM EDT
A coalition of abortion advocacy organizations announced last week that they have sent letters to both the Democrat and Republican Party platform committees urging them to include language in their platform that the parties “oppose any and all efforts to weaken or undermine abortion access, and support overturning policies that presently interfere with a woman’s ability to end her pregnancy.”
June 16, 2016, 10:27 AM EDT
T. Wayne Gale, president-elect of the American Mosquito Control Association and executive director of the Lee County Mosquito Control District in Florida, told Congress Wednesday that there may be a pesticide resistance issue in Zika-carrying mosquitoes. 
June 13, 2016, 2:08 PM EDT
Syriac Orthodox Patriarch Ignatius Aphrem II and Syriac Catholic Patriarch Ignatius Youssef III Younan released a joint statement Friday, marking the second anniversary of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria’s (ISIS) capture of Mosul and calling for the “immediate liberation of Mosul and the Nineveh Plain and the return of our sons and daughters to their land and homes.”
June 10, 2016, 12:45 PM EDT
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) vowed again Friday that the Senate will not confirm President Obama’s nominee for the Supreme Court, Judge Merrick Garland, this year.
June 9, 2016, 4:32 PM EDT
YouTube celebrities Lynnette Hardaway and Rochelle Richardson, better known as Diamond and Silk, spoke to on Thursday about race relations in the United States since President Obama took office. 
June 7, 2016, 5:27 PM EDT
Oscar winning actress Dame Helen Mirren told on Tuesday that the actions of ISIS in Iraq and Syria show that  “when people want to eradicate the history of a people, they go for their art,” which “makes us understand how important art is, you know, in human endeavor and human existence.”
June 7, 2016, 9:52 AM EDT
Former New York Lt. Governor and health care advocate Betsy McCaughey warned Sunday against attending the Olympic games in Brazil this summer saying that it would spread the Zika virus “around the world.”
June 6, 2016, 3:21 PM EDT
Blake Pyron, a 20-year-old business owner with Down Syndrome from Sanger, Texas, will have the logo of his small town business, Blake’s Snow Shack, featured on the No. 95 Chevrolet of Circle Sport-Leavine Family Racing in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Pocono Raceway.
June 3, 2016, 7:47 PM EDT
Commissioner Ann Marie Buerkle of the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) spoke out Thursday about what she called a “huge shift from the legislative branch to the executive branch where it is top heavy in power.”