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Laura Kelly

Laura Kelly is a general assignment and health reporter for The Washington Times. Before moving to DC, Laura was the editor of The Jerusalem Post Magazine, reporting from Israel and the Middle East from 2012 to 2016. She is a graduate of Fordham University in the Bronx, NY. Email Laura at

Articles by Laura Kelly

Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan addresses a Turkish-American group meeting in New York, Thursday, Sept. 21, 2017. Erdogan is in New York for the United Nations General Assembly.(Pool Photo via AP)

Erdogan supporters attack American protesters at Turkish event in NYC

Supporters of Turkish President Recep Tayip Erdogan physically assaulted protesters at a rally in New York, in a striking resemblance to violent fighting that took place earlier this year when Mr. Erdogan's security team and supporters attacked peaceful protesters in D.C. Published September 22, 2017

After completing treatment for substance abuse, many teenagers choose to stay at recovery high schools, a study finds. (Associated Press/File)

'Recovery high schools' pop up nationwide as opioid crisis hits teens

When John Edmonds was a teenager, a Maryland judge gave him an ultimatum: After racking up 16 felonies and struggling with addiction, he could either go to juvenile prison or a treatment program. He chose the latter and was sent to Phoenix High School, a public school in Montgomery County specifically tailored to keep at-risk youths sober and drug-free. Published September 21, 2017

A CVS drugstore and pharmacy in Philadelphia is seen here on Oct. 21, 2016. (Associated Press) **FILE**

CVS to follow federal guidelines for opioid prescriptions

CVS announced Thursday that their pharmacists will review opioid prescriptions that don't meet new federal guidelines, in addition to new and expanded initiatives the company has undertaken to counter the ongoing opioid epidemic. Published September 21, 2017

Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, left, listens to U.S. President Donald Trump during a dinner at U.N. headquarters, Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017. (Presidency Press Service, Pool Photo via AP)

White House denies Trump apology to Erdogan over D.C. brawl

The White House denies claims that President Trump apologized in a phone call to Turkish President Recep Tayipp Erdogan over a violent brawl that involved Turkish security officers attacking peaceful protesters demonstrating against Mr. Erdogan's visit to D.C. Published September 20, 2017

Bowser unveils new health care plan for D.C.

Saying the availability and quality of health care are unevenly distributed across the city's richer and poorer neighborhoods, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser announced Tuesday a new blueprint to address health inequity in the capital, based on a wide-ranging report detailing barriers to health care that are specific to resident demographics across the District's eight wards. Published September 19, 2017

The Geico SkyTypers Air Show team flies over Annapolis, Maryland, Thursday in preparation for their performance at the Andrews Air Show set to take place over the weekend. The team flies vintage World War II-era fighter planes that were used to train pilots. (Photographs by Laura Kelly/The Washington Times)

SkyTypers bring vintage message to Andrews air show

The whir of the engine from a World War II-era fighter plane engine is as iconic as the battles they've fought. One hears the hum before the plane comes into view — a sign to those on the ground of impending relief or looming disaster. Published September 14, 2017

FILE - In this Nov. 8, 2016 file photo, Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, smiles as he speaks during an election night rally at The Vault, in Columbus, Ohio. Ohio's moderate Republican senator, Portman, is throwing his support behind Ohio Treasurer Josh Mandel for U.S. Senate. In a video posted early Wednesday, May 24, 2017, Portman urges Republicans in the battleground state to unify behind Mandel as he seeks to unseat Democratic incumbent Sherrod Brown. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)

Portman calls on Trump administration to implement his opioid crisis law

Sen. Rob Portman said Wednesday that the government is too slow in implementing key elements of his drug addiction treatment and recovery bill, which was signed into law last year and which outlines concrete steps the Trump administration can take to fulfill his August declaration that the opioid crisis is a national emergency. Published September 13, 2017

FILE - In this Feb. 8, 2016, file photo, former Israeli President Shimon Peres poses for a portrait at the Peres Center for Peace in Jaffa, Israel. Peres had an unprecedented seven decades of public service packed with historic triumphs and painful setbacks. In a memoir completed shortly before his death in 2016, that came out Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2017, the former Israeli president and prime minister offers his trademark optimistic blueprint for future leadership but also a rare glimpse into key chapters of his extraordinary life. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty, File)

In the last book before his death, Shimon Peres reflects on big dreams

A few weeks before his death at the age of 93, Israeli stateman Shimon Peres finished writing the final draft of his memoir, "No Room for Small Dreams," which chronicles his life alongside the history of his country, as a new immigrant from a small Polish village to being a key player in the defining moments of the growing Jewish state. Published September 12, 2017

Supporters of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, program gather outside the White House to protest President Trump. (The Washington Times/Laura Kelly)

Hundreds of DACA supporters march outside the White House

Hundreds of protesters in support of DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) marched to the White House on Tuesday morning ahead of President Trump's announcement on the program, which grants temporary status for undocumented immigrants who arrived to the U.S. as children. Published September 5, 2017