Kent Covington
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Judge: Manafort lied to investigators

by Kent Covington
Posted 2/14/19, 11:50 am

WASHINGTON—A federal judge ruled Wednesday that former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort intentionally lied to investigators involved in special counsel Robert Mueller’s probe into Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election. Manafort misled investigators on at least three matters in violation of a plea deal he made with Mueller’s team, according to U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson’s ruling. In particular, Manafort lied about his communications with another unspecified Department of Justice investigation.

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Investigation uncovers sexual abuse in Southern Baptist churches

by Kent Covington
Posted 2/11/19, 09:58 am

Hundreds of Southern Baptist church leaders and volunteers have faced accusations of sexual misconduct over the past 20 years, according to a report by two Texas newspapers released Sunday. The six-month investigation by the San Antonio Express-News and the Houston Chronicle found that since 1998, nearly 400 church leaders were accused of victimizing more than 700 people, including small children.

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Supreme Court blocks Louisiana abortion law

by Kent Covington
Posted 2/08/19, 09:42 am

A divided U.S. Supreme Court stopped Louisiana from enforcing new regulations on abortion centers. The justices voted 5-4 Thursday to block a measure requiring abortion providers to have admitting privileges at nearby hospitals. Chief Justice John Roberts joined the court’s four liberal justices in putting a hold on the law, pending a full review of the case.

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