LOOP: Family of Covington teen sues NBC

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EDITOR’S NOTE CatholicVote President Brian Burch will be attending a National Day of Prayer event at the White House. The event will be live-streamed at 11 a.m. ET.  LINK
COVINGTON LAWSUIT Attorneys for Nick Sandmann, the Covington Catholic teen, have filed a lawsuit against NBCUniversal for $275 million due to its coverage of the Kentucky teen. “The facts of the suit show the anti-Trump narrative NBC pushed so hard,” said attorney Todd McMurtry.  READ
AG BARR TESTIFIES Attorney General William Barr seemed to hold his own despite intense questioning from Senate Democrats. Here are the seven big moments from Barr’s Senate testimony on the Mueller Report. READ
CULTURE OF DEATHAn Alabama Democrat delivered a horrifying statement while defending legal abortion. “Some kids are unwanted. So you kill them now or you kill them later. You bring them in the world unwanted, unloved, you send them to the electric chair. So, you kill them now or you kill them later,” said State Rep. John Rogers. WATCH 
BORDER FUND REQUESTIn the wake of record border crossing attempts, President Trump has requested $4.5 billion in emergency funds to aid the humanitarian crisis at the border. To ease his opposition, Trump’s emergency funding request does not contain any funding for the border wall. READ 
TRUMP APPROVAL  President Trump has experienced low approval ratings throughout his presidency. But a new CNN poll shows Trump at 43% approval – his highest mark since April 2017. READ 
POSTAL SERVICE With dwindling revenue, the U.S. Postal Service could run out of cash by 2024, the postmaster general told Congress.  READ 
NETFLIX  A new study finds that the teen suicide rate spiked in the month after the release of Netflix’s “13 Reasons Why” in 2017. The show centers on a teenage girl who details the 13 reasons why she decided to kill herself. READ 
CHURCH SCANDAL Archbishop Wilton Gregory of Atlanta promised transparency as the attorney general of Georgia opened an investigation into clerical abuse in the state. READ 
TOLKIEN FILM The new biopic on J.R.R. Tolkien ignores the author’s devout Christian faith. In fact, if you watched the movie, you would never know that he had ever entered a Catholic church. READ 
CHARGES OF HERESY Theologian Father Aiden Nichols penned a letter with 18 other academics and clergy accusing Pope Francis of heresy, and calling on the bishops of the world to admonish the pope. READ 
SAINT OF THE DAY  Saint Athanasius felt that spending his time and energy fighting for the truth of the doctrine of Christ’s divinity was worth it. He even endured five exiles to prove it. Through his writings and hard work, we today enjoy the truth of the Gospel in its fullness: Christ is both fully human and fully divine. READ 
DAILY READINGS  “The Lord hears the cry of the poor.” (Ps 34:2)  READ 
CVTV  Pope Francis sends $500,000 to migrant caravans. SHARE 

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Joshua Mercer is a co-founder of CatholicVote.org, where he serves as Political Director. Mercer previously served as Washington Correspondent for the National Catholic Register and Chairman for Students for Life of America. He lives in Michigan with his wife and six children.

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