Kent Covington

Monday morning news – June 8, 2020

National Guard withdrawing from DC, NY curfew lifted » President Trump announced Sunday that the National Guard would begin withdrawing from Washington D.C. in his words—“Now that everything is under perfect control.” But he added that the troops “can quickly return, if needed.”

Friday morning news – June 5, 2020

Hundreds gather for Floyd memorial in Minneapolis » AUDIO: [SOUND OF FLOYD MEMORIAL]

Thursday morning news – June 4, 2020

New charges announced against officers involved in Floyd’s death » All four of the fired police officers involved in George Floyd’s death last week now face criminal charges. 

Wednesday morning news – June 3, 2020

Protests calmer in Washington, uncontrolled in New York City » AUDIO: [Washington protests]  Tuesday night was calmer in the nation’s capital. Washington protests were mostly peaceful after two chaotic nights. 

Tuesday morning news – June 2, 2020

Peaceful and violent protest continue as Trump vows to stop lawlessness » AUDIO: [Sound of protest]

Monday morning news – June 1, 2020

Protests continue, rioters strike near White House » AUDIO: [Sound of protest] Protests continued across the country Sunday in the wake of George Floyd’s death in police custody one week ago. Most demonstrations were peaceful, like this march in Brooklyn:  

Friday morning news – May 29, 2020

Trump signs order to pull liability shield from social media companies » President Trump used his pen Thursday to fire back at Twitter and other social media platforms. He signed an executive order that he said is aimed at holding social media companies accountable for policing speech in a politically partisan way. 

Thursday morning news – May 28, 2020

Pompeo says Hong Kong no longer autonomous from China » Secretary of State of Mike Pompeo notified Congress on Wednesday that in the eyes of the Trump administration, Hong Kong is no longer autonomous from mainland China.

Wednesday morning news – May 27, 2020

Deaths drop in N.Y. as trading floor reopens on Wall St. » In a Tuesday press conference, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said his state is turning the corner in the battle against the coronavirus. 

Tuesday morning news – May 26, 2020

U.S. bans travel from Brazil amid COVID-19 outbreak » The White House has announced that it’s banning travel to the United States from Brazil.  The move came just hours after National Security Adviser Robert O’Brien noted a worsening COVID-19 crisis there.