Chris Kenning, USA TODAY

Chris Kenning


Louisville, KY, United States

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Recent articles by Chris:

On the high seas between Florida and Cuba, U.S. immigration policy a matter of life and death

By air, Coast Guard crews search for rafts crossing from Cuba and Haiti. On land, officials hope new policies will deter others from the dangerous trip. → Read More

Police say LGBTQ club shooter used 'long rifle' and acted alone: What we know about the attacker and Colorado gun laws

El Paso County District Attorney Michael Allen said investigators were looking into whether the attack should be prosecuted as a hate crime. → Read More

'They never talk about Everglades': A fishing community versed in struggle bands together after Hurricane Ian

Everglades City, a small fishing town with a hardscrabble history, is digging out from yet another hurricane: "We know the routine," says one local. → Read More

Floridians escape Ian at casino on edge of Everglades. They found refuge – and slot machines.

Amid Hurricane Ian, some Floridians took refuge at the Miccosukee Casino & Resort as they figured out what to do next. → Read More

'I can't do it again': Can Appalachia blunt the devastating impacts of more flooding, climate change?

Appalachia is facing a harsh reality after historic flooding in Eastern Kentucky, killing at least 37 people and raising urgent climate questions. → Read More

'Trigger' laws that ban abortion are being challenged in court: What to know, state by state

Abortion providers are suing states over "trigger laws" designed to ban abortion after Roe v. Wade was overturned. A look at key states. → Read More

'New era' or 'dark day'? Americans divided as they react to Supreme Court overturning Roe.

Early Friday, Americans were processing after the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, with some cheering the ruling and others condemning it. → Read More

'Rednecks 4 Rainbows': Surge in small-town Pride events helps LGBTQ folks find home. Is it enough?

Pride events are blooming in rural America, helping LGBTQ folks find community in areas where support is sparse. But there's still a long road ahead. → Read More

Two US military veterans felt compelled to fight Russia. They've been captured in Ukraine.

Russian state television Friday showed video of two American military veterans, confirming Andy Huynh and Alex Drueke were taken captive in Ukraine. → Read More

A third American citizen may be missing in Ukraine; Russia expected Kyiv to fall in 12 hours, Ukraine defense minister says: Live updates

A State Department spokesperson said officials have contacted the family of the third U.S. citizen believed to be missing. Live Ukraine updates. → Read More

Abortion opponents less accepting of rape and incest as 'exceptions.' What changed?

Rape and incest exceptions have been increasingly rejected by conservative state legislatures as the Supreme Court prepares to rule on Roe v. Wade. → Read More

Uvalde gunman, isolated and bullied, was teased about being 'school shooter.' Then he bought guns.

The 18-year-old who massacred students in Uvalde was known to plenty in the tight-knit Texas community, but few saw warning signs of a school shooter. → Read More

14 students, 1 teacher killed in Texas elementary school shooting, Gov. Greg Abbott says. The shooter is also dead, Abbott says.

It is the deadliest shooting at a U.S. grade school since the shocking attack in Sandy Hook, Connecticut, almost a decade ago. → Read More

What happens in these states could be pivotal for abortion access. Here's why.

If Roe is overturned, there are a few key states where access to abortion will be critical. Here's a look at why. → Read More

Man who died outside Supreme Court raises complicated questions, calls attention to 'climate grief'

The death of climate activist Wynn Bruce by self-immolation outside the Supreme Court called attention to the possible nexus of faith and activism. → Read More

Ukrainians begin grim work of investigating 'absolute horror' near Kyiv: 'It is a hell'

Days after Russian forces retreated from the Kyiv area, investigators and Ukrainians are beginning to chronicle the brutality against civilians. → Read More

Atrocities near Kyiv fuel global outrage. Will it be a tipping point in the war?

Photos and reports of dead civilians in Bucha and other areas around Kyiv, Ukraine, have fueled global outrage. Will it be a pivotal moment in the war? → Read More

'I spend my days in fear': Louisville woman's brother trapped in Russian-occupied Ukraine

Yuliya Makiyevskaya’s brother, his wife, son and daughter-in-law are trying to survive in the first Ukrainian city occupied in the Russian invasion. → Read More

Protesters march in Louisville on the two-year anniversary of Breonna Taylor's death

Taylor's younger sister, Juniyah Palmer, her aunt, Bianca Austin, and boyfriend Kenneth Walker were among those who gathered at Jefferson Square Park. → Read More

McConnell wants 'exhaustive review' of Biden's Supreme Court pick Ketanji Brown Jackson

Sen. Mitch McConnell's handling of Supreme Court vacancies in the presidential election years of 2016 and 2020 were especially controversial. → Read More