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Kent Covington

Kent Covington

Kent is a reporter and news anchor for WORLD Radio. He spent nearly two decades in Christian and news/talk radio before joining WORLD in 2012. He resides in Atlanta, Ga.

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Thursday morning news: February 2, 2023

Thursday morning news: February 2, 2023

Members of the House Judiciary Committee tackled the border crisis, House Speaker Kevin McCarthy and President Biden met to talk over their differences about raising the debt ceiling, House Republicans are preparing to remove Democratic congresswoman Ilhan Omar from the House Foreign Affairs Committee, FBI agents say they found no classified documents after a search of President Biden’s Delaware vacation home, mourners gathered at the Mississippi Boulevard Christian Church in Memphis for the funeral of Tyre Nichols, The College Board is making changes to a controversial Advanced Placement course for high schoolers, the Federal Reserve has bumped up its key interest rate again

Secretary of State Tony Blinken just wrapped up a two-day visit to the Middle East, President Biden and Republican House Speaker Kevin McCarthy will meet at the White House today, McCarthy also weighed in on the scandal surrounding Congressman George Santos, President Biden says he will end two COVID-related states of emergency in May, Ukraine is once again asking Western allies to provide F-16 fighter jets to Kyiv, Boeing delivered the last 747 airplane, the death toll in a mosque bombing in Pakistan has risen to roughly a hundred people, much of the South woke up today under a blanket of ice

Secretary of State Tony Blinken urged Israel and the Palestinians to ratchet down tensions, the Memphis Police Department has relieved a sixth officer of duty in connection with the death of Tyre Nichols, Turkey says it could greenlight Finland’s membership in NATO before that of Sweden, Pakistani police gathered to honor the nearly 60 victims of a suicide bombing, a Pennsylvania jury has acquitted pro-life activist Mark Houck on charges of obstructing an abortion facility, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott announced new measures to combat illegal immigration

Memphis police have disbanded the unit involved in the beating of 29-year-old Tyre Nichols, House Speaker Kevin McCarthy will meet with President Biden at the White House this week, Ukrainian forces say they have driven back a Russian assault in the eastern Donetsk region, Congressman McCaul also weighed in on a report that the United States could be at war with China by 2025, Secretary of State Tony Blinken arrives in Israel today days after violence flared up again in the region, gas prices in the U.S. continued to inch upward over the past week


More Russian missiles and suicide drones crashed into Kyiv and other cities across Ukraine, the UN’s top nuclear official says Iran now has enough highly enriched uranium to build multiple nuclear weapons, five former Memphis police officers now face felony charges, the FBI says it has prevented a ransomware group called Hive from stealing more than $130 million from more than 300 victims, the National Archives wants surviving presidents and vice presidents to recheck their records, the U.S. economy showed more signs of slowing at the end of last year, Secretary of State Tony Blinken will travel to Egypt, Israel and the West Bank this weekend

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy says he welcomes a new wave of Western weapons, federal prosecutors are investigating the death of a young man during a traffic stop turned violent in Memphis, a Virginia elementary school-teacher shot and wounded by a 6-year-old student is suing the school, leaders of several global humanitarian aid groups are hoping to persuade the Taliban to end its ban on women working for non-government organizations, two people in Florida are facing federal charges for vandalizing pregnancy centers

The United States is set to send M1 Abrams tanks to Ukraine, several top Ukrainian officials resigned on Tuesday, more families are grieving in California after another mass shooting, classified documents have now been found at the home of former Vice President Mike Pence, senators grilled executives with Ticketmaster and its subsidiary Live Nation, a judge in Georgia says the final report of a special grand jury will remain secret for now, the Academy has announced this year’s Oscar nominees

House Republicans are asking about who visited President Biden’s home where the FBI found classified documents, a showdown is brewing between the House speaker and the minority leader, police are still looking for a motive in the shooting attack on a Los Angeles area dance hall, Poland says it will ask Germany for permission to send tanks to Ukraine, jurors are now hearing the case against former Mexican safety chief Genaro García Luna, a farmer-led advocacy group is accusing the country’s dominant egg producers of price collusion, Attorney General Merrick Garland outlined efforts to fight pro-life laws in states across the country

Some Democrats are criticizing President Biden after the FBI found even more classified documents at his house, the border crisis continues to grow, the driver of a van tied to a mass shooting in the LA area is reportedly dead, Germany’s foreign minister says the government “would not stand in the way” if Poland chooses to send German-made tanks to Ukraine, masked protesters threw rocks and firecrackers at the building that houses the Atlanta Police Foundation, lawmakers continue to debate overspending in Washington

The White House is condemning Russia’s latest deadly attack on a civilian target, the United Nations’ nuclear watchdog agency is now helping to run nuclear energy plants across Ukraine, the head of the World Food Program says the war in Ukraine is largely to blame for a growing hunger crisis around the world, Biden hopes to persuade the Dutch to join the U.S. in limiting China’s access to advanced semiconductors through export restrictions, Secretary of State Tony Blinken says he had no idea that classified documents were stored at President Biden’s old Washington office, China’s population dropped last year for the first time in more than half a century