Kent Covington
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Trump threatens EU with tariffs

by Kent Covington
Posted 4/10/19, 10:43 am

President Donald Trump on Tuesday threatened to impose billions of dollars in new tariffs on the European Union in response to illegal subsidies to the aircraft builder Airbus. The United States wants to slap $11 billion dollars in tariffs on reams of European goods from aircraft to cheese and wine.

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Parents to plead guilty in college bribery scheme

by Kent Covington
Posted 4/09/19, 10:51 am

Actress Felicity Huffman and a dozen other wealthy parents have agreed to plead guilty in a college admissions cheating scam involving some of the nation’s top universities, federal authorities said Monday. Prosecutors charged Huffman and other parents last month in a scheme to rig standardized test scores and bribe coaches at prestigious schools, including Yale and Georgetown universities.

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Baylor wins women’s national championship

by Kent Covington
Posted 4/08/19, 09:49 am

The Lady Bears of Baylor lost their star player and then the rest of their 17-point lead to Notre Dame but held on for a 82-81 victory in Sunday’s NCAA women’s basketball national championship game in Tampa, Fla. Baylor’s star forward, Lauren Cox, injured her knee in a frightening scene late in the third quarter, but her teammates kept their composure to win their school’s third title. “We had to do it for LC,” said Baylor center Chloe Jackson, who was named the Final Four’s Most Outstanding Player. “She got us here. We had to finish the job for her.”

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