The Georgia House voted Tuesday to allow medical marijuana growing and sales for registered patients. Atlanta Journal
VOA VIEW: Pot is getting more and more easier access.
North Korea has begun rebuilding work on a rocket launch pad and missile engine test site, in an ominous sign about its attitude toward negotiations on denuclearization. The rebuilding work began some time between Feb. 16 and March 2, according to satellite imagery, meaning it began either just... Baltimore Sun
VOA VIEW: NK cannot be trusted.
New York state regulators have subpoenaed President Donald Trump's insurance broker, following testimony from former Trump attorney Michael Cohen that Trump exaggerated his wealth to insurance companies. That subpoena - acknowledged Tuesday by broker Aon PLC - signaled another line of inquiry into... Baltimore Sun
VOA VIEW: Dems are wasting time.


Police are investigating after a Confederate statue on Capitol grounds was covered with white hoods Monday. Jon Williams posted a picture Monday morning on Twitter of the Monument to North … Charlotte Observer
VOA VIEW: More likely a liberal or black person at fault.
Ash Wednesday is the start of the six-week period of Lent, an important time of the year for Christians that leads up to Easter.          IndyStar
The core political challenges facing Democrats are not the rise of those who proudly call themselves democratic socialists and the danger that Republicans will succeed in … Las Vegas Sun
VOA VIEW: Dems offer only socialism.
Call the outcome of the second Trump-Kim summit disappointing or frustrating, but it was anything but a failure. The real failure would have been President Donald Trump’s signature authorizing concessions in return for promises made only to be broken. The North’s nuclear program is buried so deeply in the mindset of the Kim family dynasty that he’s … Las Vegas Sun
With more than a dozen Democrats now vying for president, Julian Castro is charting a path unlike any of the others, as his visit to California on Monday made clear. The former San Antonio mayor and Housing secretary under President Obama took questions from a Chicano studies class at UCLA. He... LA Times
Matthew Whitaker, the former acting attorney general whose brief appointment generated intense controversy, resigned from the Justice Department over the weekend. Justice Department officials said Whitaker’s last day at the agency was Saturday. He had spent recent weeks working as a senior counselor... LA Times
VOA VIEW: Good luck.


President Trump’s national security adviser warned that more sanctions against North Korea may be coming — one week after an “agreement” between Trump and Kim Jong Un fell apart. John Bolton told Fox Business News on Tuesday that the Hanoi summit with the North Korean leader was intended to see if Pyongyang would abandon its... New York Post
VOA VIEW: As they should.
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez addressed the recent controversy about anti-Semitic tropes in a series of tweets early Wednesday morning, arguing that all forms of racism and bigotry serve classism and “white supremacy.” The freshman congresswoman did not directly address the controversy over Rep. Ilhan Omar’s statements about Israel — instead she pivoted to a criticism of... New York Post
VOA VIEW: Cortez is a liberal media pawn.
Border Patrol apprehended 136,150 people traveling in families with children in the first five months of the fiscal year that began in October. New York Times
VOA VIEW: A clear crises.
Representative Ilhan Omar, Democrat of Minnesota, on Capitol Hill on Tuesday. She has been criticized for remarks that were characterized as anti-Semitic. New York Times
VOA VIEW: Omar should be ousted from all committees.

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U.S. Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Scott Gottlieb said on Tuesday that he plans to step down next month, a sudden resignation that calls into question how the agency will handle issues such as surging e-cigarette use among teens and efforts to increase competition in prescription drugs. Rueters
Cory Booker has reintroduced his U.S. Senate bill to legalize marijuana at the federal level. Beto O'Rourke called for expunging the records of those arrested for possession of the drug. Kamala Harris admitted she had smoked pot - and inhaled. Rueters
VOA VIEW: Dems have no good ideas.
A San Diego federal judge has dismissed two class-action lawsuits filed on behalf of hundreds of U.S. sailors who claimed they were exposed to dangerous levels of radiation during a humanitarian mission in Japan following 2011’s devastating earthquake and tsunami. In the end, the case came down... San Diego Tribune


So as not to disturb the land by digging, archaeologists used ground-penetrating radar and terrestrial laser scans in conjunction with historical maps and photographs. Below the prison recreation yard, they found fully buried structures, underground ammunition magazines and tunnels. Historians believe when the prison was built, workers elected to simply build over existing structures, rather than take the time and money to demolish them. San Francisco Gate
Germany’s foreign minister says the country is extending its ban on arms sales to Saudi Arabia, and will continue to evaluate the situation. Germany rescinded existing arms export permits to Saudi Arabia last year in response to the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul. The ban was […] Seattle Times
President Vladimir Putin has urged Russia’s top domestic security agency to tighten its protection of information related to new weapons. In a speech Wednesday before top officials of the Federal Security Service (FSB), the top KGB 0successor agency, Putin said foreign spies have intensified their efforts to get access to Russia’s secrets. […] Seattle Times
VOA VIEW: As should the US.
The rivalry between President Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton was on full display once again after Trump took to Twitter to comment.         USA Today
VOA VIEW: He is not - Hillary needs to be punished.
Lawmakers are trying to sort out the competing narratives surrounding the president’s former fixer. Washington Post

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The London man’s case, cautiously reported in the journal Nature as still too “premature” to be declared a cure, comes a decade after Timothy Brown, known in medical circles as the “Berlin patient,” was cured by a similar stem cell transplant. Washington Post
The U.S. ambassador to Kiev directed unusually scathing criticism at the Ukrainian government in remarks released Wednesday, urging authorities to replace a senior anti-corruption official and tackle the country's corruption problem. In a speech Tuesday, Ambassador Marie Yovanovitch said the government's efforts have "not yet resulted ... Washington Times
Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg said he won't run for president in 2020. He joins Hillary Clinton and Eric Holder, who recently made similar announcements. Acknowledging the difficulty of competing in an increasingly crowded and competitive Democratic primary, former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg will not be running for president in 2020, he said in a post on Tuesday. ABC
VOA VIEW: Bloomberg new he could not win.

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The TSA confiscated a rocket propelled grenade launcher at a Pennsylvania airport. The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) confiscated a "military rocket propelled grenade launcher" at a Pennsylvania airport on Monday. The grenade launcher was found in pieces and unassembled in a man's checked bag at Lehigh Valley International Airport, TSA Public Affairs spokesperson Lisa Farbstein said in a Twitter post. ABC
Radiologists warn doctors to prepare for possible drug delays as a result of a no-deal Brexit. The Royal College of Radiologists has told doctors to prepare for possible delays for some drugs used to detect cancer if there is a no-deal Brexit. It says clinicians should reduce their workload in the days after 29 March, when the UK is due to leave the EU. BBC
As spending keeps rising, tax revenues are sliding, exploding the October to January budget gap. The federal government recorded a budget surplus in January. But so far for this fiscal year starting Oct. 1, the total deficit is 77 percent higher than it was for the same period a year ago. The Treasury Department said Tuesday the deficit for the first four months of fiscal 2019 totaled $310.3 billion. That's up from $175.7 billion in the same period a year ago — and that includes the January surplus of $8.7 billion. CBS
VOA VIEW: The real truth has been hidden by liberals.
Jim Cramer says Trump could abandon trade negotiations with China, but it could come at a cost he might not want to take on. President Donald Trump is in a position to get more concessions or even walk away from trade negotiations with China President Xi Jinping as the Chinese economy weakens, CNBC's Jim Cramer said Tuesday. The U.S. could put more pressure on the Chinese to meet demands to stop stealing intellectual property and allow American companies to operate in China without making joint ventures, among other priorities, he said. CNBC
VOA VIEW: Trump will walk if the deal is not good enough for the US.
Amazon would get 15 percent of increased tax revenue from hotels in the area under a new proposal. Amazon will receive 15 percent of any increase in the amount of hotel taxes Arlington County, Virginia, receives provided the company meets certain occupancy goals, according to the newly released draft agreement for its second headquarters location there. The county released the draft in preparation for a county board meeting on March 16, when the agreement will come to a vote. CNBC
Roger Stone is one step closer -- again -- to being in serious trouble with a federal judge that has let him out on bail. Judge Amy Berman Jackson told Stone on Tuesday that the recent re-release of his book that calls special counsel Robert Mueller "crooked" isn't in line with her strict gag order on his case. The order on Tuesday comes as another blow to Stone in the slow march toward his criminal trial. After he was arrested in late January for witness intimidation and lying to Congress, Jackson told him he could not speak in and around the federal courthouse and should be careful what he said publicly. CNN
VOA VIEW: Stone is a fool.
Nearly two-thirds of registered voters think President Donald Trump committed crimes before assuming the presidency, according to a new poll taken in the days after former Trump lawyer Michael Cohen testified to Congress. According to a Quinnipiac University poll released Tuesday, 64% of registered voters said Trump had committed crimes before entering office and nearly half of voters -- 45% -- think he committed crimes while serving as President. CNN
VOA VIEW: Liberal garbage.
More than 76,000 people tried to cross the U.S.-Mexico border in February — a "remarkable" leap that more than doubles the number of border apprehensions during the same period of time last year, and is also the highest number of any February in the past 12 years, according to officials. The system is "well beyond capacity, and remains at the breaking point," U.S. Customs and Border Protection Commissioner Kevin McAleenan told reporters on Tuesday as the agency released the "record numbers" of those trying to enter the U.S. through the southern border. FOX News
VOA VIEW: A real crises, which Dems say there is none.
King Salman said to have been angered by recent moves by Prince Mohammed against himThere are growing signs of a potentially destabilising rift between the king of Saudi Arabia and his heir, the Guardian has been told.King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman are understood to have disagreed over a number of important policy issues in recent weeks, including the war in Yemen. Guardian
VOA VIEW: A danger for both parties.
Azerbaijan, a Muslim-majority country that sells Israel 40% of its oil and – like Armenia – borders Iran, is reported to be one of the largest markets in the world for Israeli arms. Jerusalem Post
Israel is one of India's chief suppliers of arms, and weaponry it provided during the Kargil War in 1999 between India and Pakistan is widely believed to have contributed to India's successes. Jerusalem Post
VOA VIEW: A wise move.
Opposition leader Juan Guaido held talks with Venezuela's public sector unions on Tuesday about staging strikes to help bring down the government, as President Nicolas Maduro said a "crazed minority" bent on destabilizing the country would be defeated. Reuters
North Korea has restored part of a missile launch site it began to dismantle after pledging to do so in a first summit with U.S. President Donald Trump last year, South Korea's Yonhap News Agency and a U.S. think tank reported on Tuesday. Reuters
VOA VIEW: NK cannot be trusted.
Since the beginning of the year, Israeli security forces have responded to protests along Gaza’s border fence with tear gas, rubber coated bullets and live ammunition that have caused death, injury and fear, which the UN’s independent human rights expert on the region described on Tuesday as “a recipe for more bloodshed”. UN News
New York state regulators have issued a subpoena to the Trump Organization's insurance broker as the first step of an investigation into the company's business practices. UPI
The Trump administration's decision to walk away from the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement in March 2018 will cost farmers nearly $2 billion annually, according to a new Purdue University study. UPI
VOA VIEW: And the truth is ...

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