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Film Explores Cov Cath's 'D.C. Encounter,' Rand Paul Faces Challenge & More Top Stories

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Jim Nolan

On Cincinnati Edition's weekly news review, live Friday:

A new documentary revisits the 2019 encounter on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. involving students from Covington Catholic, a Native American elder, and Black Hebrew Israelites. The event led to an international firestorm over the students' alleged behavior, until further video evidence emerged contradicting the original narrative. One student, Nicholas Sandmann, became the face of the encounter and ultimately sued multiple large media outlets for their coverage.

The Boys in the Red Hats is running in a special engagement at the Esquire Theater, as well as other theaters around the country, and virtually. Filmmaker Jonathan Schroder, a Covington Catholic graduate, joins us to talk about it. 

Meanwhile, COVID-19 restrictions in the U.S. are mostly gone, but the coronavirus is not. Now, the Delta variant is causing widespread concern about new vulnerabilities, even for those who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

Columbus Dispatch reporter Max Filby explains the situation.

U.S. Senator Rand Paul (R-Ky.) is up for reelection next year and already a campaign against him is heating up. Paul is answering. Courier-Journal reporter Morgan Watkins is with us to talk about the race, and the newly launched campaign of Democratic former State Rep. Charles Booker.

And in Northern Kentucky, river cities are rediscovering their riverfront, but Newport apparently won't see a large observation wheel there, after all. And an iconic Art Deco theater could be brought back if one new plan is seen through. Enquirer reporter Julia Fair has those stories, and a look at NKY housing prices, including which areas have seen the largest increases.

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