Three off-duty Marines were kicked and punched by 30 teenagers and young adults near the San Clemente Pier, the Orange County Sheriff's Department said. LA Times
VOA VIEW: The facts are not all known.
“We view this race as absolutely wide open, and Iowa is really going to solidify itself as the pivotal player,” a source close to the situation said. New York Post
VOA VIEW: A foolish move.
Bud Light tumbled from being the "most-drunk-beer-in-America" after it backed trans influencer Dylan Mulvaney. New York Post
VOA VIEW: Hopefully, a lesson is learned.


We are raising a generation with millions of Greta Thunbergs. New York Post
More than $1.3 billion of US taxpayer money has been sent to Russia and China over the past five years, according to a new report released Wednesday by Sen. Joni Ernst and a government transparency watchdog. The production from Ernst (R-Iowa) and OpenTheBooks identified $870 million paid by federal agencies in funding and grants to... New York Post
VOA VIEW: Neither side is watching out for taxpayers.
Two oil refineries in Krasnodar, Russia, came under attack as Ukrainian artillery pounded a border town. New York Post
South Koreans said the alert, which was triggered by a North Korean rocket launch, showed that their country was unprepared to respond to a real emergency. New York Times
VOA VIEW: Not good news.
The student loan debt forgiveness plan is already on pause because of challenges now before the Supreme Court.       USA Today
VOA VIEW: Maybe the madness will end.
The housing market across the US is cooling down, but does that mean it's headed for a crash? Here's what experts expect to happen in 2023.      USA Today


Gov. Greg Abbott on Wednesday picked a longtime ally who oversaw Texas' elections in 2022 to temporarily serve as attorney general following Republican Ken Paxton's historic impeachment on allegations of misconduct and crimes. Washington Times
Gestational diabetes among pregnant women before childbirth is on the rise, climbing 27% from 2016 to 2021, according to federal data released Wednesday. Washington Times
The governors of Virginia, West Virginia and South Carolina on Wednesday joined a growing list of Republican leaders sending their state National Guard soldiers or other state law enforcement officers to the U.S. border with Mexico. Washington Times
VOA VIEW: It is a national problem that must be stopped by all.
A National Labor Relations Board official said in a memo that making employees sign a noncompete agreement is usually a violation of U.S. labor laws. Washington Times
VOA VIEW: The so-called labor laws are a joke.

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Germany says it has told Russia to close four out of five consulates in Germany in a tit-for-tat move after Moscow set a limit for the number of German embassy staff and related bodies that can operate in Russia ABC
VOA VIEW: A game by both countries.
The Oklahoma Supreme Court has ruled two state laws banning abortion are unconstitutional, but the procedure remains illegal in the state in most cases ABC
VOA VIEW: Meaning, what?
The vote will be a major test for Speaker Kevin McCarthy, who faces a potential revolt from GOP hard-liners if he fails to get a majority of Republicans to back the bill. ABC
VOA VIEW: The real facts are...


'Employees need a say in decisions that affect our lives,' an Amazon worker petition said. ABC
VOA VIEW: Goodbye!
Average interest rate on a typical home loan is edging toward 7%, the highest level in seven months. CBS
VOA VIEW: Mortgage rates were once higher.
More than 20 states have legalized recreational use of marijuana, but the drug remains an illicit substance under federal law and regulations. CBS
VOA VIEW: Yes, it's real.
The FTC filed a lawsuit against Amazon's Ring doorbell unit over privacy issues. CNBC
The lawsuit comes three years after Delta announced it would go fully carbon neutral, which means it would cancel out all the emissions it produces. CNBC
VOA VIEW: It makes no sense.

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Jim Justice, reportedly his state's richest resident, launched his campaign for the Senate seat held by Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin. CNBC
Lina Khan, the first woman of Asian descent to head the Federal Trade Commission, brushes off Republican criticism in pursuit of agency goals. CNBC
VOA VIEW: Another Biden mishap.
Alabama Governor Kay Ivey has scheduled the first lethal injection attempt in July after a series of previous problematic executions. The first attempt will begin midnight on July 20. FOX News

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NASA's public meeting on UFOs said there are "anomalous" incidents but nothing definitive to say there is extraterrestrial life or rule out alien presence. FOX News
The Los Angeles County government is handing out free crack and meth pipes as a part of its increased efforts to reduce drug overdoses, according to a report. FOX News
VOA VIEW: Madness!
A rainbow Pride flag was burned at a California elementary school set to host an LGBT Pride event Friday, according to the Los Angeles Police Department. FOX News
It is now illegal for Alabama public higher education institutions to allow transgender people to participate in sports that do not correspond with the gender they were assigned at birth, according to a new law. UPI
Moving against broader strains in the U.S. economy, the federal government said new job openings topped 10 million and those leaving their jobs declined. UPI
VOA VIEW: The number needing a job may be rising.
Russia on Wednesday said that Ukrainian drones targeted a pair of oil refineries on Wednesday, a day after the two sides exchanged strikes. UPI
VOA VIEW: No pity for Russia.
Residential electric bills over the first three months of the year were around 5% higher than last year and that trend could continue, the U.S. government said Wednesday. UPI
VOA VIEW: High energy prices come from many directions.
The Pentagon said Tuesday that a Chinese J-16 fighter pilot performed "an unnecessarily aggressive maneuver" against a U.S. Air Force plane operating in the South China Sea last week. UPI
VOA VIEW: Biden is being tested.
North Korea's attempted launch of a spy satellite ended in failure on Wednesday, splashing into the Yellow Sea after an "abnormal" flight, South Korea's military said. UPI
VOA VIEW: A good ending.
The House Rules Committee has voted 7-6 to advance the bipartisan debt ceiling deal to the House floor Wednesday for debate and a final passage vote. UPI
NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg announced Tuesday that NATO will send 700 additional troops to Kosovo following Monday's attack that injured 30 peacekeepers. UPI
VOA VIEW: The escalation may be confrontational.
Purdue Pharma has won a major appeal in its bankruptcy settlement filing that will shield the owners of the drug company from any civil liabilities for their role in helping fuel the opioid epidemic. UPI
Florida governor and Republican presidential candidate Ron DeSantis touched down in central Iowa Tuesday for a rally at the ultra-conservative megachurch Eternity Church in Clive. UPI
VOA VIEW: DeSantis must gain some ground.
A $528 billion plan to clean up 54 million gallons of radioactive bomb-making waste may never be achieved. Government negotiators are looking for a compromise. New York Times
VOA VIEW: This does not make sense.

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     A key signer of the open letter that wrongly suggested The Post’s bombshell reporting on Hunter Biden’s emails was part of a “Russian information operation” has accused Politico of distorting “what we said” — more than two years after the fact.  Clapper is an idiot fraud.

      Former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper tried to tamp down the growing controversy over the letter that he and 50 other ex-spooks signed after The Post first revealed the existence of the first son’s infamous laptop in October 2020.  Their public statement, now the subject of investigations by the Republican-led House Judiciary and Intelligence committees, was first reported by Politico and later seized on by then-candidate Joe Biden.

     “There was message distortion,” Clapper told the Washington Post. “All we were doing was raising a yellow flag that this could be Russian disinformation. Politico deliberately distorted what we said. It was clear in paragraph five.”  Clapper — who in 2013 falsely told Congress that the US didn’t “wittingly” collect the telephone records of millions of Americans — also claimed to have been unaware of how Joe Biden described the letter during a debate with then-President Donald Trump, according to the Washington Post. 

     Clapper’s comments came 11 months after the Washington Post authenticated almost 22,000 emails from the laptop and determined that Hunter Biden and his uncle, first brother James Biden, were paid $4.8 million by a Chinese energy company and its executives.  They also followed the recent “Twitter Files” revelations about the FBI’s alleged role in suppressing the New York Post’s blockbuster scoops about Hunter Biden’s laptop.  In the wake of The Post’s coverage, Politico reported on the letter in which Clapper and the others — including five ex-CIA chiefs — said that the release of Hunter Biden’s emails “has all the classic earmarks of a Russian information operation.” is "Where America Speaks Out". Today more than ever, we live in an information society. Everyone is concerned and frustrated with current events. Everyone is thirsting for understanding and knowledge. through its broadcast signal, streaming audio on the Internet and Web News Center brings news, commentary and information to the world. is the focal point and leading source for information for the 21st Century.