Kent Covington
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Wrongful death lawsuit filed in Missouri duck boat incident

by Kent Covington
Posted 7/31/18, 11:09 am

The operators of a duck boat that sank in a lake near Branson, Mo., earlier this month face a $100 million wrongful death lawsuit, filed this week on behalf of the family of two victims. Seventeen people drowned when the amphibious vehicle operated by Ride the Ducks Branson sank in a sudden storm on July 19.

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Deadly wildfire continues to rage in California

by Kent Covington
Posted 7/30/18, 11:18 am

Fire crews are struggling to corral a deadly blaze in Northern California that over the weekend claimed four more lives as it doubled in size. Two young children and their great-grandmother and an unidentified man are now among six people who have died. The blaze claimed the lives of two firefighters earlier in the week.

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Trump threatens government shutdown over border issues

by Kent Covington
Posted 7/30/18, 10:45 am

President Donald Trump said Sunday he is willing to shut down the federal government if Democrats in Congress won’t cooperate on legislation to secure the U.S. southern border with Mexico, including building a wall.

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