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. Follor him on Twitter @kentcovington.

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Pompeo condemns Iran for al-Qaeda support

by Kent Covington
Posted 1/12/21, 05:24 pm

Newly declassified intelligence suggests Iran harbored al-Qaeda’s No. 2 leader, Abu Muhammad al-Masri, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Tuesday. “Al-Qaeda has a new home base,” he said. “It is the Islamic Republic of Iran.”

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House votes to override Trump veto on defense

by Kent Covington
Posted 12/29/20, 08:37 am

The House of Representatives voted on Monday to override President Donald Trump’s veto of the defense bill Congress passed earlier this month, with 322 votes to override and only 87 no votes. The $740 billion bill would fund the military and grant a 3 percent pay raise for troops. Both chambers passed the National Defense Authorization Act with more than a two-thirds majority.

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U.S. sues Walmart over opioid crisis

by Kent Covington
Posted 12/22/20, 07:35 pm

The Department of Justice said the country’s largest retailer pressured its pharmacies to fill potentially suspicious prescriptions for painkillers that fueled an epidemic of addiction. A civil suit filed against Walmart on Tuesday alleges it used an inadequate system for detecting and reporting possibly fraudulent orders of opioids. Walmart operates more than 5,000 pharmacies in its stores around the country.

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