Kent Covington
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More sexual abuse claims surface against Boy Scouts

by Kent Covington
Posted 4/25/19, 11:40 am

The Boy Scouts of America could soon face more legal trouble over alleged sexual abuse. Several states are moving to adjust statute-of-limitations laws so more victims of past abuse can sue for damages. New York passed a law allowing years-old lawsuits in August 2018, and New Jersey has one waiting for the governor’s signature. Similar bills are pending in Pennsylvania and California.

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Medicare, Social Security going broke, feds warn

by Kent Covington
Posted 4/24/19, 11:18 am

As talk of government-run healthcare gains steam on the 2020 presidential campaign trail, a new report warned Monday that Medicare and Social Security could soon be insolvent. The annual report by the Social Security Board of Trustees said Medicare is on track for insolvency within the next seven years and Social Security will run dry within the next 16 years. Ahead of next year’s election, President Donald Trump has declared cuts to those programs off-limits.

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Trump schedules state visit to Britain

by Kent Covington
Posted 4/24/19, 11:01 am

Buckingham Palace announced Tuesday that President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump will travel to Britain in June for a three-day state visit as guests of Queen Elizabeth II. Though many U.S. presidents have visited the monarch, only George W. Bush and Barack Obama were honored with a state visit. Such visits typically feature ceremonial greetings, a horse-drawn carriage ride, and a banquet with the queen at Buckingham Palace. The president will also meet with Prime Minister Theresa May during the visit.

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