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The state Senate Republican caucus and three businesses have filed a lawsuit alleging the extension of Nevada’s payroll tax during the legislative session was ... Las Vegas Sun
Eugene Scalia has a decades-long record of challenging Labor Department and other federal regulations, as well as a famous last name. The combination proved irresistible to President Donald Trump. Trump selected Scalia Thursday to be his ... Las Vegas Sun
VOA VIEW: That may be a good prerequisite.
A 38-year-old Queens woman seeking the GOP line to run against Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is under fire from fellow Republicans for previously praising the Democratic socialist superstar as well as voting for Barack Obama for president. Scherie Murray, a Jamaican-born woman who grew up in Queens and founded a TV production and advertising company, told... New York Post
VOA VIEW: Time will tell.
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Rep. Tulsi Gabbard has gone all in on the White House. The Hawaii congresswoman has raised money exclusively for her 2020 presidential bid and has neglected her congressional campaign account to reveal a negative contribution balance. The most recent federal campaign documents show that Gabbard had contributions worth negative $20 for this quarter — even... New York Post
Several entrenched New York representatives will face progressive hopefuls seeking to replicate Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s success. New York Times
VOA VIEW: Dems will lose.
A gauge of global stocks declined after early gains dissipated on Friday as expectations for a strongly dovish U.S. Federal Reserve at its next meeting were dialed back, pushing the dollar higher. Rueters
A pregnant African American lawmaker in Georgia said she was verbally attacked in a supermarket Friday by a middle-aged white man who used profanity, called her vulgar names and told her to “go back where you came from” as her 9-year-old daughter looked on. Rep. Erica Thomas, a Democrat from Austell, […] Seattle Times
Bernie Sanders defended his campaign’s compensation package after an article highlighted concerns that staffers weren't receiving the $15-an-hour wage he champions.
VOA VIEW: Sanders is a socialist.
Officials gave few details about the changes to the test, which is required of everyone who applies to naturalize as a U.S. citizen. The exam was last revised in 2008. Washington Post
VOA VIEW: It can only be better for the US.
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Secretary of state’s visit to Argentina’s capital coincided with the 25th anniversary of a car bomb attack on a Jewish community center. Washington Post
VOA VIEW: Iran will suffer greatly.
The head of the National Republican Congressional Committee dismissed Thursday the idea of agreeing with Democrats not to campaign using hacked or stolen material. Rep. Tom Emmer of Minnesota said the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee is "not serious" about the proposed pact. "It's all political hackery," the NRCC chairman said ... Washington Times
VOA VIEW: There will be an all out fight.
A federal judge on Friday upheld President Trump's push to expand the use of "short-term" health plans that don't have to comply with Obamacare's coverage requirements. U.S. District Court Judge Richard J. Leon said the administration acted within its authority when it said consumers could go around the Affordable Care ... Washington Times
Some Republicans are warning President Trump against intervening in a $10 billion cloud computing contract the Department of Defense is considering awarding to Amazon. ABC
VOA VIEW: Amazon should not be awarded the contract.
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Chancellor Merkel answered questions about her health and Germany's relationship with the US during her annual summer press conference. ABC
VOA VIEW: Merkel is anti the US.
Democrats on the House Judiciary Committee plan to focus their questions in a highly anticipated hearing with former special counsel Robert Mueller on a narrow set of episodes laid out in his report ABC
VOA VIEW: Speculation - time will tell.
A second tanker is now back on its way after it was boarded by armed guards in the Strait of Hormuz. BBC
VOA VIEW: Iran is looking for big trouble.
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“He's a different kind of a guy but they say I’m a different kind of guy too," the US president says. BBC
The fallout continues after President Trump targeted four Democrats, including Rep. Ilhan Omar, with racist tweets. Initially he said he was unhappy with chants of "send her back" at a campaign rally. Now he's calling audience members patriots. CBS
A dangerous heat wave is impacting millions of Americans. The heat has been blamed on at least two deaths. WCBS chief weathercaster Lonnie Quinn is tracking how long it's expected to last. CBS
US officials including Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow will host a meeting at the White House on Monday of semiconductor and software executives to discuss the US ban on Huawei Technologies, two sources briefed on the meeting said on Friday. CNBC
The Trump administration floated the possibility of admitting zero refugees next year during a recent meeting with officials from the Department of Homeland Security, State Department, the Pentagon and other agencies, according to sources familiar with the meeting. CNN
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A second federal judge has issued an order permanently blocking the Trump administration from adding a citizenship question to the 2020 census in any form, despite the Trump administration's insistence it has abandoned plans to add the question on the census. CNN
While politicians and Presidential hopefuls from former Vice President Joe Biden and Senator Kamala Harris to Senator Cory Booker and Beto O’Rourke took to Twitter to express their upset and point fingers at the Trump administration, official data indicates that Mexico-U.S. border deaths actually declined in the first two years of the current administration. FOX News
VOA VIEW: Dems look like the fools they are.
President abandons disavowal of racist chants aimed at the congresswoman, saying ‘she’s lucky to be where she is’Sign up for the US briefing and get a new perspective 11.52pm BST Google has reached a settlement with the Federal Trade Commission over violations of children’s privacy, the Washington Post reported on Friday. The FTC found Google violated the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) by collecting data of YouTube viewers under the age of 13. The company is expected to be hit with a multimillion dollar fine. Guardian
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The acting U.S. defense secretary has authorized the deployment of U.S. military personnel and resources to Saudi Arabia, the Pentagon said on Friday, adding the move would provide "an additional deterrent" in the face of "emergent, credible threats." Reuters
U.S. Democratic lawmakers on Friday called President Donald Trump's latest anti-immigration initiatives "unacceptable" and warned his administration against misappropriating funding authorized only for humanitarian use. Reuters
VOA VIEW: Dems will pay heavily in 2020.
Puerto Rico's embattled governor came under growing pressure to resign or be impeached on Friday after the leak of hundreds of vulgar and offensive chat messages, as the Caribbean island's trade unions staged another protest march in San Juan. Reuters
British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt said London would respond in a considered but robust way to the seizure of a British tanker by Iranian guards, and warned that Tehran would be the biggest loser if freedom of navigation is restricted. Reuters
VOA VIEW: Iran should pay dearly.
After a month of blistering heat waves across Europe, relentless rising temperatures in India and sweltering temperatures in Alaska, last month was the hottest June on record, a new report by the NOAA. UPI
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