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. Follow him on Twitter @kentcovington.

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Biden delivers COVID-19 orders

by Kent Covington
Posted 1/21/21, 06:19 pm

President Joe Biden signed 10 new directives on Thursday to fight the pandemic. He ordered the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to launch a program to make vaccines available through local pharmacies starting next month, building on a plan devised by the Trump administration. He also issued executive orders mandating masks for interstate travel, expanding coronavirus tests, and requiring travelers from abroad to test negative and quarantine upon arrival. He told the departments of Education and Health and Human Services to provide clear guidance for reopening schools.

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What to expect on Biden’s Inauguration Day

by Kent Covington
Posted 1/19/21, 06:25 pm

Much of downtown Washington will be closed to the public at noon on Wednesday when Chief Justice John Roberts administers the oath of office to Joe Biden as the 46th president of the United States. The president-elect will arrive at the U.S. Capitol at 11 a.m., and the inauguration program will begin a short time later with the invocation and the Pledge of Allegiance. Singer Lady Gaga will perform the national anthem. After the ceremony, Biden will lay a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington National Cemetery.

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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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