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Evacuation comes amid rising tensions between the United States and Iran. ABC
VOA VIEW: Tensions may settle if Iran cools its rhetoric.
There is a growing wave of restrictive abortion legislation being signed into law in America. While abortion is legal, some states have recently set limits on the procedure. Many lawmakers are backing abortion-related bills with the goal of them going before the now conservative-filled U.S. Supreme Court. Kenneth Craig reports. CBS
VOA VIEW: The GOP may be hurting their 2020 chances.
Joe Biden officially kicked off his 2020 campaign with a rally in Philadelphia today. The former Vice President energized his base by taking aim at President Trump. Weijia Jiang reports. CBS
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There is a shortfall of cybersecurity workers that could reach as high as 3.5 million unfilled roles by 2021. A start-up called Synack provides crowdsourced security and hires freelance hackers to help companies find vulnerabilities. CNBC
President Donald Trump appears to be paving the way for negotiations with Iran as tensions in the Middle East escalate and oil prices rise. CNBC
VOA VIEW: Iran may be making a major mistake.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said on Thursday that she believes President Donald Trump "every day gives grounds for impeachment," while at the same time arguing that she doesn't want to impeach, though she did not rule out the possibility. CNN
VOA VIEW: Pelosi is moving her foolish mouth.
Rep. Justin Amash (R-MI) tells CNN's Jake Tapper why he opposes President Donald Trump's declaration of a national emergency at the southern border. CNN
VOA VIEW: Amash may be making a stupid mistake, if true.
Multiple Afghan security forces personnel were killed by US air strikes this week while trying to come to the defense of Afghans under attack by the Taliban in Helmand province, a spokesman for the US military in Afghanistan told CNN. CNN
A spate of tornadoes raked across the Southern Plains, leaving damage and causing few injuries, and parts of the region were bracing for more severe thunderstorms and possible flooding. FOX News
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An ex-CIA officer was sentenced Friday to 20 years in prison for revealing military secrets to China and potentially seeking to expose human assets who were once his responsibility. FOX News
VOA VIEW: Treason is not excusable.
States throughout the Central U.S. and parts of the Midwest are bracing for extreme weather this weekend as they expect to see severe thunderstorms, flash flooding and tornadoes FOX News
New York Times says pardons could come around Memorial DayNavy Seal and Green Beret accused of killing unarmed civiliansDonald Trump has asked for files to be prepared on pardoning several US military members accused of or convicted of war crimes, including one slated to stand trial on charges of shooting unarmed civilians while in Iraq, the New York Times reported. Related: Trump pardons former US soldier convicted of killing Iraqi prisoner Guardian
VOA VIEW: Time will tell.
Zarif: nobody suffering from ‘hallucination’ of taking on IranUS: potential for ‘miscalculation or misidentification’ of planesIran’s foreign minister said on Saturday “there will be no war” with the US, since “nobody in the region is suffering from a hallucination to think that he is able to confront Iran”.Nonetheless, US diplomats warned commercial airliners flying over the Persian Gulf that they faced a risk of being “misidentified” amid heightened tensions between Washington and Tehran. Guardian
VOA VIEW: Iran cannot be trusted.
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The US ambassador Richard Grenell suggested that the Bundestag resolution against BDS should apply to Iran's regime because it seeks the destruction of the Jewish state. Jerusalem Post
Blaming Israel for US tensions with Iran has a long history in US foreign policy circles. Jerusalem Post
Seeking to build on early momentum in his 2020 presidential bid, former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden on Saturday condemned "anger" within his own Democratic Party and pledged to work to unify the country in the wake of Donald Trump's presidency. Reuters
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Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May said she will present a "new bold offer" to lawmakers with "an improved package of measures" in a final attempt to get the Brexit Withdrawal Agreement Bill through parliament before she leaves office. Reuters
Huawei Technologies' founder and chief executive Ren Zhengfei said on Saturday the growth of the Chinese tech giant "may slow, but only slightly" due to recent U.S. restrictions. Reuters
VOA VIEW: The US will keep true to American First, as long as there is Trump.
The United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) has concluded the week by harnessing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to support the nation, including by offering free medical services, encompassing SDG 3’s target on health coverage. UN News
The Republican National Committee said it raised a record amount of money in April -- nearly $16 million -- and is approaching $62 million for the 2019-2020 fiscal cycle. UPI
VOA VIEW: Republicans need to win big in 2020.
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