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The Biden administration seeks to show how policies abroad affect Americans at home. Just in time for U.S. elections and as support for Ukraine sags. LA Times
VOA VIEW: Biden is a loser
A judge has ruled that Donald Trump committed fraud for years while building the real estate empire that catapulted him to fame and the White House.Judge Arthur Engoron, ruling Tuesday in a civil lawsuit brought by New York's attorney general. Newsmax
House Speaker Kevin McCarthy on Tuesday called on President Joe Biden to agree to tight border restrictions in order to prevent wide swaths of the U.S. government from shutting down for the fourth time in a decade. Newsmax
VOA VIEW: McCarthy must hold tight.
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California will double the taxes on guns and ammunition and use the money to pay for more security at public schools and various violence prevention programs under a new law Gov. Gavin Newsom signed Tuesday. Newsmax
VOA VIEW: Newsom is violating the constitution.
The House Ways and Means Committee will vote Wednesday on whether to release more sensitive financial information about Hunter Biden. Newsmax
VOA VIEW: It's important to know more.
The speaker of Canada's House of Commons resigned Tuesday for inviting a man who fought for a Nazi military unit during World War II to Parliament to attend a speech by the Ukrainian president. Newsmax
VOA VIEW: As he should, long ago.
Iowa's Republican Sen. Joni Ernst told the Washington Times that the federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, more commonly known as food stamps, is losing an estimated $1 billion per month due to fraud and errors. Newsmax
Continental Resources Inc.'s CEO Doug Lawler said that without locating potential new sites for drilling and extraction, oil prices could climb to $120 to $150 per barrel. New York Post
VOA VIEW: All thanks to Biden stupidity and greed.
The president’s trip came a day before former President Donald J. Trump was scheduled to arrive in Michigan, as the two offer dueling messages in a key swing state. New York Times
VOA VIEW: Biden created a foolish first.
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The retailer will close locations in New York, San Francisco, Seattle and Portland, saying its business had been hurt and the safety of employees and customers was at risk. New York Times
VOA VIEW: The lack of law and order will cause more businesses to close.
About 18 million U.S. adults and 1 million children have had long COVID, with middle-aged Hispanic women in rural areas the most likely to be infected, new federal data shows. Washington Times
VOA VIEW: The CDC information cannot be trusted.
The Supreme Court will hold a private conference on Tuesday to discuss appellate petitions for high-profile cases such as the Food and Drug Administration's approval of the abortion pill, high school diversity admission policies and social media censorship laws. Washington Times
VOA VIEW: The SC has lost its backbone.
A California man whom prosecutors say was fixated on arresting Democratic leaders and training for combat with paintball fights after the 2020 presidential election was sentenced on Tuesday to more than four years in prison for his role in the U.S. Capitol riot. Washington Times
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The Powerball jackpot climbed to an estimated $835 million after no one beat the immense odds Monday night and won the top prize. Washington Times
Amazon is facing antitrust claims from the Federal Trade Commission and states including New York and Pennsylvania, alleging the retailer is operating an unlawful monopoly. CBS
VOA VIEW: They have had a monopoly from the beginning.
The Supreme Court declined the request by Alabama officials to use a congressional map drawn by GOP state lawmakers in July. CBS
VOA VIEW: A cowardly conservative SC.
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Rudy Giuliani and attorney Robert Costello have frequently acknowledged accessing the hard drive's data after Hunter Biden left his laptop at a repair shop. CBS
A group of rabbis, academics and activists said the behavior of owner Elon Musk has allowed "a new stage in antisemitic discourse" to "spread like wildfire" on the social media site. CBS
With days until a government shutdown, which would furlough and stop paychecks to federal employees nationwide, the major federal government employee unions are trying to convince Congress to cut a deal. CBS
VOA VIEW: Dems should do a deal.
Trump's legal team claimed that the request from special counsel Jack Smith is too broad and threatens to chill the free speech rights of not only the former president. CBS
VOA VIEW: The truth hurts.
In New Orleans, demand for bottled water has surged, with some store shelves nearly empty. CBS
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The trucking industry says there is only one parking spot for every 11 semi-trucks on the road, forcing drivers to park in unsafe areas. This can lead to dangerous and sometimes fatal situations. CBS
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.
Kashkari thinks there's nearly a 50-50 chance that interest rates will need to move significantly higher to bring down inflation. CNBC
VOA VIEW: The Feds must stop raising interest rates - it is causing higher inflation.
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Michigan voters helped both Biden and Trump in winning the White House during the past two presidential elections in 2020 and 2016, respectively. CNBC
VOA VIEW: Blue collar voters now vote Republican.
Sales of newly built homes dropped as mortgage rates jumped. CNBC
VOA VIEW: It will get worse.
Sen. Bob Menendez is charged with federal bribery counts related to allegedly accepting cash, gold and other items from three New Jersey businessmen. CNBC
VOA VIEW: As they should.
In four decades, graduate salaries have decreased more than 10% after adjusting for inflation, a recent report found. CNBC
VOA VIEW: Thanks to Biden.
The commercial fishing industry in Alaska is shrinking. Fewer young people are seeking a career in the industry due to high entry costs. FOX News
Apple senior vice president of Services will testify in federal court Tuesday as part of an antitrust lawsuit accusing Google of paying billions in lucrative contracts to maintain a monopoly over digital advertising. UPI
VOA VIEW: Google must be stopped.
The U.S. State Department has signed a $2 billion direct loan agreement with Poland to modernize its defense, days after the country said it would stop giving military hardware to Ukraine. UPI
The first shipment of long-awaited U.S.-made Abrams tanks have arrived in Ukraine, President Volodymyr Zelensky said Monday night. UPI
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
VOA VIEW: Be ready for the worst.
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
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
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
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