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Some of the 3.5 million Muslims in the U.S. are speaking out on topics where they align more closely with Christian conservatives, such as LGBTQ+ rights. LA Times
VOA VIEW: It will be a fight.
Half the nation's federal wildland firefighters could quit if Congress fails to avert major pay cuts, according to the union representing federal employees. LA Times
VOA VIEW: It would be a bad thing to happen.
Former South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley has overtaken Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis for second place behind Donald Trump in the 2024 New Hampshire Republican presidential primary, according to a poll released Monday. Newsmax
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China firmly opposes the U.S. inclusion of some Chinese companies and individuals in Iran-related sanctions, Chinese commerce ministry said in a statement on Tuesday. The ministry said the U.S. had included some Chinese entities into a sanction list in connection with ... Newsmax
VOA VIEW: China has little room to stand on.
A new poll by The Washington Post and ABC News found that most Americans believe the House impeachment inquiry holds President Joe Biden accountable under the law. Newsmax
VOA VIEW: His is accountable.
The House Oversight Committee on Monday evening announced its first trio of witnesses for the opening hearing later this week in the impeachment inquiry of President Joe Biden. Newsmax
VOA VIEW: Let the show begin.
Former President Donald Trump took aim at New York Attorney General Letitia James and the judge presiding over the fraud lawsuit of the Trump Organization, saying it's a "great company that has been slandered and maligned by this politically motivated witch hunt." Newsmax
The flood of illegal immigrants into the southern border town of Eagle Pass, Texas, last week was a distraction by drug cartels to divert law enforcement's attention away from areas where they can smuggle drugs and weapons into the U.S., the chief of U.S. Border Patrol said. Newsmax
VOA VIEW: Cartels should be stopped.
Seven candidates have qualified for the second presidential primary debate on Wednesday at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, Calif., the Republican National Committee has announced. New York Post
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Senators of both parties are debating whether to include new military assistance for the fight against Russia in any stopgap spending bill to keep the government funded past the end of the month. New York Times
VOA VIEW: Time will tell.
As they ramp up attacks on occupied Crimea, Ukrainian forces are repeatedly targeting the fleet based there, a key to Russia’s attacks deep into Ukraine and its blockade of Ukrainian ports. New York Times
Officials have increasingly voiced concerns about threats of violence related to the former president’s trials, as he faces charges that would make it illegal for a store to sell him a firearm. New York Times
VOA VIEW: Your innocent until found guilty.
California Gov. Gavin Newsom signed a bill Monday to ban school boards from rejecting textbooks based on their teachings about the contributions of people from different racial backgrounds, sexual orientations and gender identities. Washington Times
VOA VIEW: Newsom is an idiot.
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A lawsuit over the Montgomery County Public Schools' refusal to allow parents to opt their children out of classes with LGBTQ lessons and books will get an expedited appeals hearing, the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals said Monday. Washington Times
VOA VIEW: Parent's should have the right to protect their children from indoctrination.
The Oregon Court of Appeals on Monday asked the state's highest court to decide whether Republican state senators who carried out a record-setting GOP walkout this year can run for reelection. Washington Times
A forensic accountant, a constitutional scholar and a former Justice Department tax supervisor will be the first witnesses Thursday when the House launches the impeachment inquiry into President Biden. Washington Times
VOA VIEW: It will be interesting.
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Top Republicans said the Health and Human Services Department is withholding from Congress a report on its handling of a migrant juvenile who was caught illegally entering the country and released and now stands accused of murdering a 20-year-old woman in Maryland. Washington Times
VOA VIEW: HHS is holding out facts that should be known.
Underage drug users are finding it easier to buy marijuana online as more states legalize recreational pot, a new study shows. Washington Times
VOA VIEW: Minors should be protected.
Attorneys for former President Donald Trump argue that an attempt to bar him from the 2024 ballot under a rarely used "insurrection" clause of the Constitution should be dismissed as a violation of his freedom of speech. Washington Times
VOA VIEW: The facts hurt.
Missouri Attorney General Andrew Bailey has taken action against a clinic that sought to block the state's ban on gender-transition drugs for minors, accusing the provider of previously treating children without adequate psychological evaluations. Washington Times
VOA VIEW: As they should.
There is only enough parking for one out of every 11 trucks on the nation's roads, according to the trucking industry, leading drivers to park in unsafe areas. CBS
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House Republicans' efforts to pass four spending bills would not avert a government shutdown. CBS
VOA VIEW: It may not be a bad thing to have a shut down.
"I firmly believe that when all the facts are presented, not only will I be exonerated, but I still will be New Jersey's senior senator," Sen. Bob Menendez said. CBS
VOA VIEW: That what they say at first.
President Biden warned of widespread impacts from a government shutdown that is looking more likely with each passing day. House Speaker Kevin McCarthy continues to face stiff opposition from within his own party. CBS
VOA VIEW: A scare tactic on his watch.
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The Writers Guild of America has reached a tentative agreement with the major Hollywood studios on a new contract. If the contract is ratified, it would end a four-and-a-half month long strike. CBS
VOA VIEW: Time will tell who won or lost.
A man allegedly threw two Molotov cocktails at Cuba's mission in the U.S. on Sunday night. No one was injured. CBS
A U.S. government shutdown would underscore the impact of "intensifying political polarization," the credit agency said in a new report. CBS
VOA VIEW: Either Republicans or Dems will have to blink.
With just days until the deadline to keep the government open, here's a look at the 14 shutdowns that have occurred since 1980. CBS
The new CDC campaign to back the shots is called "Wild to Mild." CBS
VOA VIEW: The CDC is not trusted.
Nearly 6,000 people convicted of drug trafficking in the 2021 budget year alone are in the pool of those who might be eligible for reduced sentences, according to data. CBS
A Chicago elected official wants voters to decide whether the city should be a sanctuary city as more migrants continue to arrive, draining resources and millions in funds. FOX News
Columbus Division of Police announced that they made 188 traffic stops, made 25 felony arrests and seized over 100 grams of illegal drugs in a one-day operation last week. FOX News
Migrants illegally in Texas trying to claim an island on the U.S. side of the southern border by planting a foreign flag, which was taken down by Texas authorities. FOX News
VOA VIEW: It's Biden's doing.
Mexico, the Biden Administration and the United Nations car considering a partnership to implement a program to pre-screen migrants from certain countries looking to enter the U.S. FOX News
VOA VIEW: No other country should vet US migrants.
A migrant processing center in Eagle Pass, Texas was overwhelmed over the weekend as over 4,000 migrants were waiting to be processed in a tent made for 1,000. FOX News
VOA VIEW: Biden is at fault.
U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack warned Monday that an "extreme Republican" government shutdown next week could cost nearly 7 million low-income women and children their food benefits. UPI
U.S. military officials on Monday announced the capture of a man believed to be an official involved in the operations of the Islamic State terrorist group in Syria. UPI
Republican presidential candidate Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis and Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom of California have agreed to a televised debate in November, Fox News announced Monday. UPI
VOA VIEW: Two losers looking for exposure.
Free at-home COVID-19 tests became available online Monday as the United States moved into the fall respiratory illness season, the Department of Health and Human Services announced. UPI
Judge Aileen Cannon ordered new hearings Monday to look into possible conflicts of interest for two attorneys representing former President Donald Trump's co-defendants in the Mar-a-Lago documents case. UPI
The Biden administration announced Monday $1.4 billion for a range of projects to improve railway safety and repair the industry's tattered infrastructure across the country. UPI
VOA VIEW: Very little for the whole country.
The United States and South Korea kicked off a joint naval exercise on Monday in response to growing threats from North Korea that include a new nuclear-armed submarine, Seoul's navy said. UPI
VOA VIEW: As they should.
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The Philippines said Monday it would take "all appropriate actions" to remove a floating barrier it accuses China of having erected in a disputed area of the South China Sea. UPI
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Fighting Americans are booted for migrants is un-American. A well-known veterans’ advocate made up a story about two dozen ex-military members getting ousted from hotels to make way for migrants in upstate New York, according to a state assemblyman.
Nearly two dozen homeless veterans living in New York hotels had their stays cut short in order to make room for migrants arriving from the U.S. southern border, according to a nonprofit. An executive with the Yerik Israel Toney Foundation said the upstate hotels informed the veterans last week that their bookings were being ended and they would have to find new lodging, the New York Post reported. “Our veterans have been placed in another hotel due to what’s going on with the immigrants,” nonprofit CEO Sharon Toney-Finch told the newspaper. The Yerik Israel Toney Foundation helps homeless and low-income veterans in need of living assistance.
Ms. Toney-Finch said the hotels didn’t explicitly say the veterans were being told to leave so they could accommodate migrant arrivals, but she said the timing of the decision made it clear. She said she suspects the government’s willingness to pay above-market prices to house the migrants is why hotels cooperate. A January court ruling allowed a Holiday Inn in Manhattan to charge up to $190 per night while it served as a shelter for migrants. The hotel’s average daily room rate at the time was $102. “Whether you agree with asylum-seekers being here or not, we can’t just ignore these veterans that are in our charge that we are supposed to protect: the New Yorkers and Americans,” state Assemblyman Brian Maher, a Republican who represents part of the Orange County area, told the Post.