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 ahead in Georgia; Trump lawyers claim fraud

by Kent Covington
Posted 11/20/20, 06:47 am

A top election official said Thursday the hand tally of about 5 million votes reaffirmed Joe Biden’s lead of about 13,000 votes in the Peach State. Georgia is expected to certify results on Friday. After that, the Trump campaign can request another recount by machine.

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More cities and states tighten coronavirus restrictions

by Kent Covington
Posted 11/17/20, 05:45 pm

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti urged residents to not share Thanksgiving with people outside of their household. California Gov. Gavin Newsom said he’s pulling the “emergency brake” on plans to reopen the state’s economy after daily COVID-19 cases in the state doubled in the span of just 10 days. The new statewide rules will halt indoor worship and force most indoor businesses to close or operate at a fraction of capacity. Newsom said he is also strengthening a mask requirement effective Tuesday and is considering a curfew on business hours.

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Palestinian negotiator dies

by Kent Covington
Posted 11/10/20, 04:03 pm

Saeb Erekat was diagnosed with COVID-19 and was at higher risk due to a lung transplant in 2017. The 65-year-old Palestinian spokesman and diplomat died on Tuesday at a hospital in Jerusalem.

Who was Erekat? Educated in the United States, Erekat was at the table for nearly every round of peace talks between Israel and the Palestinians dating back to 1991. He tirelessly argued for a negotiated two-state solution to the decades-old conflict but also consistently defended the Palestinian leadership and blamed Israel for the failure to reach an agreement.

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