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Some Chinese immigrants expressed solidarity with the protesters. But as videos of police making arrests leak, they worried for the protesters' safety. LA Times
VOA VIEW: As they should - China is acting barbaric.
Jiang Zemin led China out of isolation after the Tiananmen Square massacre and supported economic reforms that led to a decade of explosive growth. LA Times
VOA VIEW: Much better than Xi.
The Federal Reserve chair said the central bank will keep lifting rates to control price increases, and played down a recent cooling in inflation. New York Times

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But the effects of the decrease wound up being muted. New York Times
VOA VIEW: Blacks are starting to wake up to Dem usage and deception.
Luckily for any American concerned with flagrant spending, high inflation and spiking interest rates, congressional gridlock will prove helpful.       USA Today
VOA VIEW: Bad idea - Republicans have to clean up the mess created by Dems.
New Hampshire, Nevada, Michigan and Minnesota could all move up when national Democrats vote on a new nominating calendar for U.S. president this week.       USA Today
A bill approved Wednesday in the Ohio House seeks to legalize fentanyl test strips in the Buckeye state. Washington Times
While essential workers were paying into the unemployment system during the pandemic, thousands of millionaires were out of work and collecting government checks, according to new IRS data. Washington Times
VOA VIEW: Was it legal?
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis isn't necessarily ready to let bygones be bygones when it comes to Disney's attack on his Parental Rights in Education law. Washington Times
VOA VIEW: The truth hurts.

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Delivery company DoorDash is eliminating more than 1,200 corporate jobs, about 6% of its total workforce, saying it hired too many people when demand for its services increased during the COVID-19 pandemic ABC
VOA VIEW: Expected once things opened up.
The U.S. economy grew at a 2.9% annual rate from July through September despite high interest rates and chronic inflation, the government said Wednesday in an upgrade from its initial estimate ABC
VOA VIEW: Don't believe everything you read.
Inflation in Europe has eased for the first time in more than a year as energy prices drifted down from painful highs ABC
The House voted to impose a tentative agreement to avert a rail strike, then voted to give workers seven days paid sick leave. ABC
VOA VIEW: Biden showed his weakness.

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U.S. job openings dropped in October but remained high, a sign that businesses became slightly less desperate for workers as the Federal Reserve ramps up interest rates in an effort to cool the economy ABC
VOA VIEW: It shows the economy is not preforming well.
The whip will be a woman -- Katherine Clark of Massachusetts -- and the No. 3, Pete Aguilar of California, will become the highest-ranking Latino in Congress. ABC
VOA VIEW: The House went further to the left - Jefferies will not do well.
Audiences are hoping for a detailed explanation of what caused the FTX meltdown from its former CEO. CBS

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A storm system produced dangerous tornadoes, pounding rain and heavy winds in the South. The severe storms wreaked havoc across multiple states. Manuel Bojorquez reports from Eutaw, Alabama. CBS
House Republicans are projected to have only a narrow majority. That makes it tougher for Rep. Kevin McCarthy to win election as House speaker. CBS
VOA VIEW: It would be a dumb move not to support the Speaker designee.
Opponents to the controversial policy said it would lead to the further militarization of a police force already too aggressive with poor and minority communities. CBS
VOA VIEW: Madness!
The Senate on Tuesday night approved historic legislation that provides federal protections for same-sex marriages and interracial marriages nationwide. The bill, called the Respect for Marriage Act, passed with 12 Republican senators and is expected to be signed by President Biden in the coming weeks. Nikole Killion reports from Capitol Hill. CBS
The former president said in a statement that West "arrived with a guest whom I had never met and knew nothing about." CBS
VOA VIEW: The liberal media has little to dump on Trump.

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Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell confirmed Wednesday that smaller interest rate increases are likely ahead. CNBC
The price of a barrel of West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude oil jumped Wednesday by more than $2, to $80, even as oil stocks fell. CNBC
VOA VIEW: Biden and Dems are still hurting the oil industry and all Americans.
The Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey, a closely watched gauge of slack in the labor force, showed there were 10.3 million vacancies for the month. CNBC

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The Tesla CEO's furious tweets have highlighted just how much power the mobile juggernaut still has over the world's richest person. CNBC
VOA VIEW: Apple is failing the American people by complying to China's demands.
Sen. Sherrod Brown, chair of the Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee, urged Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen's help after the FTX collapse. CNBC
With prices near historic highs, more consumers are leaning on buy now, pay later to afford their holiday shopping. CNBC
VOA VIEW: Using credit cards at high interest rates is a mistake.
In a tweet early Wednesday, Musk called on the Fed "to cut interest rates immediately" or risk "amplifying the probability of a severe recession." CNBC
VOA VIEW: The Biden administration will not listen to Musk.
The Iranian regime is "fundamentally" misunderstanding its own citizens by blaming outside actors for the protests raging throughout the country, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken told CNN's Christiane Amanpour on Wednesday. CNN
VOA VIEW: Blinken is an idiot.
ISIS acknowledged the death of its leader on Wednesday and confirmed his successor. CNN
There were no illusions inside the White House that the decision to call on Congress to impose a negotiated labor agreement on railroad workers and operators would be universally well received, several officials said. CNN
VOA VIEW: Biden is using Congress to cover his mistake.
CNN on Wednesday informed employees that layoffs had commenced, a move that is expected to impact hundreds of staffers at the global news network and mark the deepest cuts to the organization in years. CNN
VOA VIEW: CNN is losing audience.
The GOP is in the middle on an internal dispute over what it stands for and who will lead it. In this week's episode of The Point, CNN's Chris Cillizza breaks down the race for Republican National Committee chair, where former President Donald Trump could have a major influence. CNN
VOA VIEW: Trump needs all the help he can get.
The British government on Wednesday announced a new round of sanctions targeting Russian officials who have promoted and enforced the conscription of citizens for the country's invasion of Ukraine. UPI
VOA VIEW: Good!
President Joe Biden on Wednesday touted his administration's efforts to address the needs of Native Americans, including infrastructure, the economy and helping those communities overcome the worst of the COVID-19 pandem UPI
VOA VIEW: Biden is buying votes.
European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen proposed on Wednesday setting up a court that would spend frozen Russian assets to pay for damages done during the country's invasion. UPI
South Korea's air force scrambled fighter jets after two Chinese and six Russian warplanes entered the country's air defense identification zone without notice Wednesday, defense officials said. UPI
VOA VIEW: China and Russia are testing Biden's resolve.
China's top security officials said that the government must "resolutely crack down" on "hostile forces" as police came out in large numbers to tamp down protests that broke out over Beijing's strict COVID-19 policies. UPI
VOA VIEW: Xi will show he has control over a billion people.

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      Former President Donald Trump ended months of speculation and launched his bid on November 15, 2022, to retake the White House in 2024, an early attempt to clear the GOP primary field ahead of a potential rematch against Joe Biden.  This should bring major fear to Biden, Dems, liberal media and big social media.  The US needs a strong leader.

     “Ladies and gentlemen, distinguished guests and my fellow citizens, America’s comeback starts right now,” Trump, 76, told hundreds of cheering supporters who gathered in the ornate ballroom of his Mar-a-Lago resort for the official announcement.  “In order to make America great and glorious again, I am tonight announcing my candidacy for president of the United States.”

     Moments before his remarks, the 45th president filed paperwork with the Federal Election Commission confirming his candidacy.  “I will ensure that Joe Biden does not receive four more years,” he added later in his remarks. “Our country could not take that. And I say that not in laughter, I say that in tears. Our country could not take four more years. They can only take so much.” The former president made a theatrical entrance after the sound system blasted the anthem “Do You Hear the People Sing?” from the musical “Les Miserables.”

     “Our enemies are speaking of us with scorn and laughter and derision … People are going absolutely wild and crazy. They are not happy. They are very, very angry,” Trump said.  “Now we have a president who falls asleep at global conferences, was held in contempt by the British Parliament over Afghanistan … and he is leading us to the brink of nuclear war, a concept unimaginable just two short years ago.”  Trump vowed that if he’s elected to a second non-consecutive term, “we will be a great nation again.”  “The decline of America is being forced upon us by Biden and the radical-left lunatics running our government right into the ground. This decline is not a fate we must accept,” he said.

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