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Candidates had until 12:00:01 a.m. ET Thursday to meet the qualifications for the first presidential debate, which will be hosted by CNN. CBS
VOA VIEW: As expected.
The CDC looked at emergency medical services data from 27 states. CBS
VOA VIEW: So???
The court ruled 7-2 that the so-called mandatory repatriation tax is constitutional under Article I and the 16th Amendment. CBS
VOA VIEW: As they should.

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AAA is predicting nearly 71 million Americans will travel 50 miles or more during the nine-day travel period around the 4th of July, which is up 5% from last year. Among the top destinations are London, Rome, Alaska, Hawaii and Anaheim, California. CBS
Alberto, the season's first named storm, was downgraded from a tropical storm to a tropical depression on Thursday. CBS
VOA VIEW: Be careful.
Gilead's experimental twice-yearly medicine to prevent HIV was 100% effective in a late-stage trial, the company said Thursday. CNBC
VOA VIEW: When do you take the shot and why?
States like Florida have passed bills that help protect homeowners against squatters. Many of these bills give law enforcement the authority to remove unlawful residents. FOX News
VOA VIEW: All states should have the same laws.
Turks and Caicos Islands has repealed a mandatory minimum of 12 years in prison as punishment for ammo offenses after arrests of five American tourists. FOX News
VOA VIEW: As they should.
A Florida man was caught on video buying a face mask before proceeding across the street in an attempt to rob a Wells Fargo bank in Florida. FOX News
VOA VIEW: Madness!

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Romania agreed on Thursday to move one of its Patriot air defense systems to Ukraine to help the country defend itself against Russia's continued two-year invasion. UPI
VOA VIEW: As they should - all NATO countries should go the extra mile.
President Vladimir Putin of Russia arrived in Vietnam on Wednesday as he continues to court support from communist-led Asian nations amid his war against Ukraine. UPI
VOA VIEW: A foolish nation would support Putin.
The World's Largest Swimming Lesson event on Thursday will hold its 15th anniversary celebration in an effort to raise worldwide awareness on the importance of teaching kids and adults how to swim and "Be Water Aware." UPI
The United States will send Taiwan $360 million in arms and support equipment as the U.S. ally faces increasingly aggressive maneuvers by China. UPI
VOA VIEW: China should be careful.

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  •      Nearly 13% of U.S. households were food insecure in 2022, a new USDA report finds.
  •      These rates are “significantly higher” than the year before.
  •      Families are contending with the expiration of expanded nutrition benefits during the Covid-19         pandemic.  The numbers are much higher.

          Share of U.S. households facing hunger is rising at an alarming pace.  Nearly 13% of American households were food insecure in 2022. That means some 17 million families, or 1 in 8 U.S. households, struggled to meet their nutritional needs at some point in the year, according to a new report by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.  The prevalence was “significantly higher” in 2022 than in 2021, when 13.5 million households were food insecure, according to the USDA.

         The department’s findings come from an annual survey of nearly 32,000 households conducted by the U.S. Department of Commerce. “There is no excuse for anyone going hungry in America,” said Luis Guardia, president of the Food Research & Action Center. “Congress must act now to make substantial investments in anti-hunger and anti-poverty programs.” 

         “The unwinding of critical Covid-19 pandemic interventions has made it more difficult for millions of families to afford to put food on the table,” Guardia said.  Those facing food insecurity are at more than double the risk of experiencing anxiety and depression, one study found. Food insecurity is also associated with a much higher likelihood of developing multiple chronic health conditions, such as diabetes and heart disease. Last year, the American College of Physicians said food insecurity had become a threat to public health in the U.S.  
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