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Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo travels to Israel to bestow the United States' blessing on its proposed annexation of West Bank land. LA Times
VOA VIEW: Good!
Lawyers in a high-profile lawsuit over transgender athletics in Connecticut have filed a motion asking the judge to recuse himself. At issue is whether attorneys for the Alliance Defending Freedom can refer to biologically male high-school athletes as biological males, though the students identify as women. By denying the lawyers the right to do that,... New York Post
VOA VIEW: Confusing!
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez was knocked off the Working Families Party’s ballot line Tuesday after the left-leaning party failed to collect enough signatures to make the Democratic socialist incumbent its standard bearer. Queens Supreme Court Judge Phillip Hom ordered the Board of Elections to remove the congresswoman, who goes by her initials AOC on social media,... New York Post
VOA VIEW: Bad for AOC.

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More Americans have grown critical of President Donald Trump over the past month as the death toll mounts from the coronavirus pandemic and he now trails Democratic challenger Joe Biden by 8 percentage points among registered voters, according to a Reuters/Ipsos opinion poll released on Tuesday. Rueters
VOA VIEW: Liberal stupidity false poll.
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, a Republican, on Tuesday said that any new coronavirus-response legislation would have to be "narrowly targeted," as he criticized a $3 trillion plan unveiled by House of Representatives Democrats. Rueters
VOA VIEW: Good!
Weeks ahead of schedule, the season's first tropical system could develop near Florida and the Bahamas this weekend, forecasters say.        USA Today
VOA VIEW: Careful!
The Federal Reserve is creating dollars from scratch at an unprecedented rate, one of many tools to rescue the economy amid the coronavirus pandemic.        USA Today
A federal judge said late Tuesday that he would allow third parties to weigh in on Michael Flynn's case, an unusual move delaying the court's response to the Justice Department's motion to dismiss the criminal charges against the former national security adviser. U.S. District Judge Emmet Sullivan issued a fairly ... Washington Times
VOA VIEW: A dumb judge.
Facebook has agreed to pay $52 million to its content moderators whose job has them viewing graphic and disturbing posts and videos on its platforms. In a 2018 lawsuit, third-party contractors for the company said that Facebook failed to properly protect them against severe psychological and other injuries that ... Washington Times

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A U.S. judge is asking Nevada’s highest court to decide whether state law allows gun manufacturers and sellers to be held liable for deaths as he considers a lawsuit from the parents of a victim of the deadliest mass shooting in the nation's modern history. Washington Times
VOA VIEW: A foolish thought.
A court has temporarily blocked the Trump administration’s efforts to pump more water to the agricultural Central Valley, which critics say would threaten endangered species and salmon runs ABC
VOA VIEW: Foolish!
A divided Supreme Court on Tuesday wrestled with the legality of sweeping subpoenas for President Trump’s personal financial records. ABC
VOA VIEW: Foolish quest.
She said wanted to wait for her birthday to open the letter: "It gave me something to look forward to today." CBS

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The HEROES Act includes assistance to state and local governments, hazard pay for frontline health care workers and more. CBS
VOA VIEW: Massive waste.
The nation's leading infectious diseases expert expressed concern that doing so could "trigger an outbreak that you might not be able to control." CBS
VOA VIEW: Fauci is a fear mongering fraud.
Democrats hope to vote on their latest coronavirus relief bill by Friday as Republicans downplay the need for more immediate spending. CNBC
VOA VIEW: Again, another Dem wasteful spending.

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Stocks fell sharply, giving back some of their recently strong gains, as investors evaluated the latest attempts to reopen the economy. CNBC
Trump and the Labor Department directed a board in charge of federal retirement dollars to halt plans to invest in Chinese companies. CNBC
VOA VIEW: As they should.
A law effectively decriminalizing bigamy, when two people marry while at least one of them is already legally married, is now in effect in Utah. CNN
VOA VIEW: Good, as long all parties are informed.
California Gov. Gavin Newsom announced Tuesday that restaurants can begin reopening for dine-in customers and malls can open for pickup amid the coronavirus pandemic, so long as they abide by restrictions and guidelines set forth by the state. FOX News
Over 100 inmates who were released from Rikers Island in New York over coronavirus concerns have been arrested again by police, according to a new report.  FOX News
VOA VIEW: Sad!

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Adm. Brett Giroir, the Health and Human Services testing czar, predicted Tuesday that the U.S. would be able to test up to 50 million people monthly for the coronavirus by September.  FOX News
VOA VIEW: Good!
Factory workers began returning to assembly lines in Michigan on Monday, paving the way to reopen the U.S. auto sector but stoking fears of a second wave of coronavirus infections as strict lockdowns are eased across the country. Reuters
The mayor of Los Angeles on Tuesday back-pedaled from his health director's assertion that stay-at-home orders in America's second-largest city would be extended at least through July, after those comments touched off a furor among beleaguered residents. Reuters
VOA VIEW: Crazy!

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The Anti-Defamation League said in a report Tuesday the U.S. Jewish community in 2019 was the target of the greatest number of anti-Semitic incidents it's seen since the group began tracking them four decades ago. UPI
VOA VIEW: Sad!
The U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia ordered the disclosure of information on $23 million in frozen North Korean assets at three U.S. banks to the parents of Otto Warmbier. UPI

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