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Covington Catholic Student Nicholas Sandmann Says He Settled with NBC


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Judge Allows Covington Student’s $250 Million Suit against WaPo to Move Forward

Judge Allows Covington Student’s $  250 Million Suit against WaPo to Move ForwardA Covington Catholic High School student can move forward with his defamation suit against the Washington Post, a federal judge in Kentucky ruled on Monday.U.S. District Judge William Bertelsman of Kentucky had ruled in July that the student, Nicholas Sandmann, could not sue the Post for defamation. Bertelsman partially reversed that decision on Monday, ruling that of 33 allegedly defamatory statements in the Post's coverage of Sandmann, three of those statements could be challenged in court."The Sandmann family and our legal team are grateful that Judge Bertelsman has allowed the case to proceed,” said Sandmann family attorney Todd McMurtry in an email to the Washington Times. “The Court’s ruling preserves the heart of the Nicholas Sandmann’s claims. We can consider this a huge victory and look forward to initiating discovery against the Washington Post."On January 18 of this year, Sandmann and classmates were in Washington, D.C. to participate in the March for Life, an annual pro-life demonstration. A viral video of Sandmann and his classmates appeared to show a confrontation between the students and a Native American man, Nathan Phillips.Sandmann and several other students were wearing MAGA hats, and the Post asserted in its coverage of the incident that the students had blocked Phillips on his way to the Lincoln Memorial. Phillips told the Post that the students had surrounded him.The three defamatory statements approved by Bertelsman for further investigation assert that Sandmann blocked Phillips's path.The students were pilloried as racist on social media when the video went viral. However, longer videos of the incident showed that Phillips had in fact approached the students and started to drum loudly when he came close to Sandmann. The students were also chanting during the incident with permission of their instructor, to drown out the shouts of a group of black nationalists nearby who were yelling insults such as "fa**ot" and "cracker" at the group.Covington Catholic High School cancelled classes for several days after the incident due to online harassment of its students.



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CNN takes over a week to report Covington lawsuit

CNN takes over a week to report Covington lawsuitWhat happened to 'facts first'? Reaction from former Secret Service agent Dan Bongino.



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Covington Catholic student's lawyer plans lawsuit against CNN after suing Washington Post

Covington Catholic student's lawyer plans lawsuit against CNN after suing Washington PostL. Lin Wood, attorney for Nick Sandmann, says CNN was 'more vicious' in coverage as reason for planned lawsuit that could be more than $ 250 million.



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Was the media biased against the Covington students?

Was the media biased against the Covington students?Conservatives accuse media organizations of trafficking in stereotypes that Trump supporters are bigots. Two recent incidents have strengthened conservatives’ belief that liberal journalists are implacably opposed to Donald Trump and his supporters: the 18 January encounter between a group of Kentucky students and a Native American activist on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, and the claims by Jussie Smollett that he had been attacked by hoodlums shouting racist and anti-gay slurs.



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Covington Catholic student's legal team files $250M suit against The Washington Post

Covington Catholic student's legal team files $  250M suit against The Washington PostAn attorney for Nick Sandmann says a $ 250 million lawsuit against The Washington Post was filed Tuesday for coverage of the CovCath incident.



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Attorney for Covington Catholic High School student sues Washington Post for $250 million

Attorney for Covington Catholic High School student sues Washington Post for $  250 millionThe 22-page lawsuit claims the Washington Post ignored journalistic standards and bullied Nick Sandman for three days.



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Bishop Stowe Errs on Covington Catholic

Bishop Stowe Errs on Covington CatholicTwo days ago, Bishop John Stowe of the Diocese of Lexington, Ky., condemned the Covington Catholic schoolkids who went to the March for Life, mostly because some of them wore MAGA hats. There is a defensible argument against wearing the hats to the march, which would basically have been the same as the argument against wearing a Bush-Cheney T-shirt to the march in 2005.



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Diocese of Covington Evacuated After Receiving Suspicious Package

Diocese of Covington Evacuated After Receiving Suspicious PackageThe diocese of Covington, which is affiliated with the high school involved in Saturday’s viral confrontation in front of the Lincoln Memorial, was evacuated Wednesday evening after receiving a suspicious package. Cincinnati bomb squad and emergency management were dispatched to the Roman catholic diocese after church personnel reported a suspicious package around 4:30p.m., according to WLWT5 Cincinnati. Covington Catholic High School cancelled classes Tuesday after receiving hundreds of threats related to the confrontation that occurred Saturday between a group of its students, who travelled to Washington, D.C. for the March for Life, and an elderly Native American man, Nathan Phillips.



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Covington Catholic confrontation shows ugly side of Kentucky, and US as a whole

Covington Catholic confrontation shows ugly side of Kentucky, and US as a wholeWhether the Covington Catholic students were right or wrong, the incident in Washington put Kentucky back in the news for all the wrong reasons.



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