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Minneapolis Public Schools is defending its agreement with the teachers' union to lay off White instructors ahead of less-senior minority faculty, saying the terms are needed to fix "past discrimination." Washington Times
VOA VIEW: It is totally unconstitutional and discriminatory.
Biden is starving the Defense Department, yet his legislation will make the IRS three-quarters the size of the Marine Corps. Who’s Biden making war on? New York Post
VOA VIEW: Biden is weaponizing the IRS into a Gestapo.
New details about the FBI search of Trump's Florida estate have prompted questions about the probe into his handling of classified information. USA Today
VOA VIEW: The feds made a big mistake.
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Things appeared to return back to normal as the hours-long traffic to go through border checkpoints to the United States were back. LA Times
VOA VIEW: The Mexican violence and corruption are long lasting.
Fighting along the border between Rwanda, Congo has echo in conflicts that have killed millions in recent years LA Times
VOA VIEW: Biden can't solve any problem.
It's not just New York City. New York Post
VOA VIEW: The nation should face an example of the Texas and Arizona madness.
A pregnant, parentless 16-year-old Florida girl was denied an abortion after a judge ruled she was too immature to decide she should terminate her pregnancy. New York Post
VOA VIEW: What is the alternative?
Democrats hope the tax will encourage companies to spend more on workers and operations, but strategists think it’s unlikely to deter corporations from repurchasing their stock. New York Times
The peninsula, which Moscow seized from Ukraine in 2014, has been a critical staging ground for the Russian invasion. New York Times
VOA VIEW: Putin maybe overreaching.
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While Arizona and Nevada will get less water, California will not lose any of its share next year, according to the feds' blueprint released Tuesday.
From energy use to health care costs to taxes, the Inflation Reduction Act will impact Americans' lives in many different ways.
VOA VIEW: A major Dem slush fund.
Democrats now face the difficult task of explaining the law's energy, climate and health care measures to voters ahead of tough elections.
Though bans on gay conversion therapy exist, experts say the pseudoscientific practice still exists illegally and mainly targets transgender people.
VOA VIEW: There is no medication for how a person sexually feels.
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A federal appeals court ruled Tuesday that transgender people who experience gender dysphoria are protected from discrimination under the Americans with Disabilities Act, a ruling with major implications for single-sex restrooms, sports and prisons. Washington Times
TikTok's recent silencing of conservative and pro-life voices is raising questions about whether the tech industry's woke political culture is to blame -- or whether the Chinese-owned company is doing the bidding of Beijing. Washington Times
VOA VIEW: TikTok should be banned.
A federal judge in Illinois has rejected a motion to dismiss a financial aid price-fixing lawsuit against 17 elite universities including Yale, Georgetown and Columbia. Washington Times
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A Republican video released on the first anniversary of the bungled U.S. exit from Afghanistan rips Colorado Democratic Sen. Michael Bennet for his support of the Biden administration's decision to withdraw. Washington Times
VOA VIEW: A fool supporting a fool.
Health officials are warning people who are infected with monkeypox to stay away from household pets, since the animals could be at risk of catching the virus ABC
VOA VIEW: No one really knows the entire problem.
Congressional committees on Tuesday accused the DHS inspector general of delaying answers on missing Secret Service texts, hint at subpoena to force compliance. ABC
VOA VIEW: The Biden admin hide much information.
King's Hawaiian issued a voluntary recall of its pretzel hamburger and slider buns and pretzel bites. ABC
U.S. regulators have finalized a long-awaited rule that's expected to allow millions of Americans to buy hearing aids without a prescription ABC
VOA VIEW: Prices will drop.
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Former White House counsel Pat Cipollone his one-time deputy have been interviewed by the FBI regarding documents stored at Mar-a-Lago, sources tell ABC News. ABC
The bill passed the House and Senate along party lines last week. CBS
VOA VIEW: The bill is a total slush fund for Dems and blue states - no real inflation deduction.
The planned test had been postponed after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's visit to Taiwan; China reacted to the visit by announcing live-fire exercises in the waters surrounding the island. CBS
VOA VIEW: Postponement was due to Biden weakness.
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Jonathan and Diana Toebbe pleaded guilty to espionage charges in February. But the judge rejected their plea agreements. CBS
The move came as officials predict levels at Lake Mead, the largest U.S. reservoir, will plummet even further. CBS
The Department of Homeland Security inspector general says he's following federal guidelines for ongoing probes. CBS
VOA VIEW: The DHS is deflecting problematic info in the texts.
The belts may not properly restrain a passenger in a crash, increasing the risk of injury, regulators said. CBS
The FBI said in a statement it "follows search and seizure procedures ordered by courts, then returns items that we do not need to be retained for law enforcement purposes." CBS
VOA VIEW: It shows that there were unwarranted seizures.
Title 42 allows U.S. border officials to quickly expel migrants and asylum-seekers on public health grounds. CBS
Rep. Liz Cheney, Trump's biggest GOP critic in the House and a leader on the Jan. 6 Capitol riot select committee, is expected to lose to Harriet Hageman. CNBC
The U.S. Department of Education announced Tuesday that it would cancel the student loans for 208,000 borrowers who attended ITT Technical Institute. CNBC
Russian President Vladimir Putin slammed the U.S. and wider West, claiming Tuesday that America wants to drag out the war in Ukraine. CNBC
VOA VIEW: Putin is an idiot.
A growing backlog at European ports and shutdowns in China due to power rationing and heat is creating snarls for major trade lanes. CNBC
Blumenthal said his staff found the same type of deceptive ads violating Google's policies that it said it removed after a 2021 investigation by The Markup. CNBC
VOA VIEW: Google must lose title 230.
President Joe Biden signed the Inflation Reduction Act, calling it one of the "most significant laws in our history," pouring billions into fighting climate change, enhancing healthcare and mitigating rising prices. UPI
VOA VIEW: Biden, again talks nonsense - nothing he says are true.
Two House Democrats on Tuesday accused the head of the Department of Homeland Security of obstructing investigations into missing Secret Service text messages related to the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol. UPI
VOA VIEW: Dems would not like to hear or see the truth.
The cost of gas keeps falling in the U.S. during the normally busy summer driving season, but experts say the lower prices may lead to more cars on the road and possibly an uptick in prices at the pump. UPI
VOA VIEW: Gas prices will go up.
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Former President Donald Trump urged Republicans not to become complacent ahead of November’s midterm elections and warned that the U.S. stands at the precipice of becoming “Venezuela on steroids” should Democrats maintain control in Washington. America is in for a battle for its future.
Mr. Trump, who headlined the Conservative Political Action Conference in Texas, continues to wield significant clout in the GOP and backed several successful primary candidates as the party eyes a red wave in Congress in the fall. But he said now is not the time for the party to rest on its laurels. “This is no time for complacency,” he said. “We have to seize this opportunity to deal with the radical left, socialist lunatics and fascists. And we have to hit them very, very hard. It has to be a crippling defeat.”
“We have to run aggressive, unrelenting and boldly populist campaigns,” he said. Republicans who have bucked the former president faced daunting odds in the primaries. But Democrats have hoped to leverage the same fervor that has given rise to their Republican opponents to their advantage in the fall betting that, when all is said and done, voters will back moderate Democrats over Republicans who remain in Trump’s pocket.