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Laura Kelly

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 [email protected].

Articles by Laura Kelly

D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser addresses a crowd of nearly 1,000 people at the inaugural Maternal and Infant Health Summit head Wednesday in the capital.

D.C. summit discusses best practices for maternal health

D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser held an inaugural summit on maternal and infant health Wednesday, marking almost a year since two maternity wards in the District's poorest wards shut down amid increased attention on health disparities among pregnant women in the U.S., especially women of color. Published September 12, 2018

FILE - In this March 22, 2017, file photo, an Emirates plane taxis to a gate at Dubai International Airport at Dubai International Airport in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Travelers flying to the U.S. from nearly 300 international airports, including those in Mexico and Canada, are now subject to stepped-up security measures that include stricter screening for electronic devices larger than cell phones. The new measures may include asking passengers to present larger electronic devices for inspection and prove they can be powered on.(AP Photo/Adam Schreck, File)

11 hospitalized after United Arab Emirates flight quarantined

Eleven people were hospitalized Wednesday after their flight from the United Arab Emirates was quarantined at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York City amid reports of widespread illness on the plane. Published September 5, 2018

In this Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2007, file photo, a belt and shoes sit in a trays with advertising that is being used in the safety screening of travelers done by the Transportation Security Administration, at the Los Angeles International Airport in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Ann Johansson, File)

Airport security trays biggest carrier of germs, study shows

Going through the airport can be a stressful experience for anyone, but new research has found it can even be taxing to your health, with these transit centers deemed cesspools for respiratory infection and security trays as the biggest offender. Published September 5, 2018

Fayza Estephanos keeps a photo of her brother Samuel with her infant daughter. Samuel, along with their brother Beshoy, were kidnapped in Libya and beheaded by Islamic State militants in February 2014 for refusing to renounce their Christianity. (Photograph by Laura Kelly/The Washington Times)

Coptic Christians find strength in faith and community of asylum seekers in Virginia

Fayza Estephanos, who lives with her husband and five children in Centreville, belongs to a small sect of Christians persecuted across the Middle East. Today, she finds strength among a tight-knit community of Coptic exiles and immigrants, many of whom work to help the besieged ethno-religious minority in Egypt. Published August 30, 2018

Pope Francis poses for photos with a group from Mexico wearing traditional clothes, during his weekly general audience, at the Vatican, Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2018. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)

Catholic women demand answers from Pope Francis on sexual abuse in the church

More than 1,000 Catholic women in the laity signed a letter Thursday to Pope Francis demanding his response to allegations that he protected disgraced former Cardinal Theodore E. McCarrick, keeping him in his title while knowing about accusations of sexual assault and abuse. Published August 30, 2018