An Alpharetta middle school’s multicultural night Thursday prompted a letter from the principal to parents voicing political disapproval and informing them that an investigation was underway. The display, representing the culture of Palestinians, was shown at Autrey Mill Middle School. Atlanta Journal
VOA VIEW: Fools - Israel is never gong to be replaced by Palestine.
In a legal blow to the Trump administration, a federal judge ruled Friday that all migrant families separated during the government's border crackdown should be included in a class-action lawsuit. But he stopped short of immediately ordering the Justice Department to track them all down. U.S. District... Baltimore Sun
VOA VIEW: Liberal foolish judge.
President Donald Trump on Monday will propose major spending cuts across a range of domestic government programs while seeking a large increase for the Pentagon, a budget plan that's already encountering withering opposition from Democrats who control the House, as well as some Republicans. The... Baltimore Sun
VOA VIEW: Time will tell.


North Carolina’s public schools have gone from spanking dozens of students a day to none now. And some state legislators want that change reflected in state law. House Bill 295, … Charlotte Observer
When does the time change this spring? Actually, on Sunday!          IndyStar
Joe Biden isn't a presidential candidate yet. But with two key rivals already getting out of the way, the former vice president has more space to court voters who ... Las Vegas Sun
Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell said Friday that the healthy U.S. economy and low inflation are allowing the central bank to take a "patient, wait-and-see approach" on interest rates ... Las Vegas Sun
VOA VIEW: Waiting is good.
The Democratic Party has a problem with anti-Semitism, and passing a resolution against bigotry won’t make it go away. Democrats aren’t divided on anti-Semitism; they’re all against it. But one of their leftish new House members, Rep. Ilhan Omar of Minnesota, has made herself sound insensitive... LA Times
VOA VIEW: Liberals are Anti-Semitic.
By many standards, four years in prison is a tough sentence for a 69-year-old man with no prior criminal convictions. Not, however, by the standard typically used for criminal defendants in much of the United States, where courts routinely hand out sentences harsher than those imposed in many other... LA Times


For Congress, the allegations of anti-Semitism directed toward Rep. Ilhan Omar have no precedent. Yet on college campuses, in state legislatures and in many other venues nationwide, the polarized debate... Miami Herald
VOA VIEW: Omar is anti-Semitic - no question.
AUSTIN, Texas — Here’s an unlikely can’t-miss stop for the 2020 Democratic field: Texas. Starting Saturday, the state will host a slate of Democratic presidential contenders at the trendy and techie South by Southwest Festival in Austin. Texas is an early primary state, but the real draw of SXSW for Democrats is face time with... New York Post
The House on Friday passed a sweeping anti-corruption and voting rights bill that intends to increase access to the ballot box and unmask large political donors. The measure includes proposals such as making Election Day a federal holiday, automatic voter registration, and access to voting for convicted felons. The bill passed by a vote of... New York Post
VOA VIEW: Foolish anti America crap.
There’s a strong chance this flu season has peaked, but health officials are watching a recent wave of illnesses from a nastier flu strain. Flu was reported to be widespread in 48 states last week, down from 49 the week before, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Friday in its latest report on... New York Post

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A former vice president of Venezuela whom the Trump Administration accused of being a drug trafficker in 2017 has been charged with evading US sanctions, Manhattan federal prosecutors announced on Friday. Prosecutors say that Tareck El Aissami, who served as VP under President Nicolas Maduro two years ago, and business partner Samark Jose Lopez Bello... New York Post
In Europe, socialism carries no red-scare potency. It's part of life, and Europe is not Venezuela. New York Times
China and the United States are still working day and night to achieve a trade deal that matches the interests of both sides and the hopes of the world, including eliminating tit-for-tat tariffs, a senior Chinese official said on Saturday. Rueters
VOA VIEW: China better play right or lose much.


Chinese Vice Commerce Minister Wang Shouwen said on Saturday he expects stable foreign investment into the country this year despite more competition and higher labor costs. Rueters
San Diego Comic Fest, which this weekend concludes its seventh annual run, features heavyweight pop culture talent like San Diego Comic-Con — without attracting the Con’s Tokyo-subway-at-rush-hour mob. How does this happen? “We don’t invite actors as guests,” said Mike Towry, the Fest’s creator.... San Diego Tribune
A magnitude 2.8 earthquake struck the Dimond District in East Oakland and, as always, Earthquake Twitter roused with tweets. San Francisco Gate
President Donald Trump says Michael Cohen asked him for a pardon in a Friday tweet, saying "He lied!" Cohen says it didn't happen that way.         USA Today
VOA VIEW: Cohen is a guilty proven liar.
Heather Wilson, the top political official overseeing the Air Force, was one of the longest-serving members of the Trump administration in the Pentagon. Washington Post

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The 206 cases in January and February already surpass annual totals for most of the past decade. Washington Post
Democratic candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren is targeting giant tech companies like Amazon, Google and Facebook for having “too much power.” ABC
VOA VIEW: The large tech companies need to be broken up, but Warren is creating theatrics.
Chelsea Manning was taken into custody at a federal court on Friday. ABC
VOA VIEW: She should not have had her previous sentence commuted by Obama.

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Smollett was charged last month with a felony charge of disorderly conduct for allegedly making up the hate crime. Smollett has insisted he is innocent CBS
VOA VIEW: He needs jail time.
A new proposal to arm teachers in North Carolina is facing opposition from educators. Supporters said it's a way to get more police officers inside schools. Michael Hyland of CBS affiliate WNCN-TV reports from Raleigh, North Carolina. CBS
VOA VIEW: Needed!
"The Chinese saw him walk away from North Korea and they're concerned he will walk away from the China deal," an official tells CNBC. CNBC
VOA VIEW: China best make a good deal.
The group includes well-known household brands like TripAdvisor and National Beverage. CNBC
Move over, Saudi Arabia. America is about to steal the kingdom's energy exporting crown. CNN
The Texas Judicial Commission is issuing a public warning to Jack Robison, a judge who told a jury that God wanted to acquit a woman who was on trial for charges related to sex trafficking. CNN
Head bowed, President Donald Trump paid respects Friday to the 23 people killed when a powerful tornado roared through a rural Alabama town, observing a moment of silence before white wooden crosses that stood in remembrance of each victim. FOX News
Protesters call for an end to domestic violence, sexual attacks and pay discrimination – except in RussiaFollow all the news and developments on IWD 2019Protests and celebrations were staged across the world to mark International Women’s Day as issues of gender equality and gender violence were highlighted in myriad ways.In Spain, an estimated six million – reportedly including nuns – took part in a mass two-hour walkout to demand equal pay and rights for women, according to UGT, one of the country’s largest unions. Thousands of women flooded the streets and squares of Madrid carrying placards saying, “Liberty, Equality, Friendship” and “The way I dress does not change the respect I deserve.” Continue reading... Guardian
VOA VIEW: What about a men's day?
Thousands of Palestinian protesters clashed with IDF forces on Friday, throwing rocks and explosive devices. Two Palestinians breached the security fence and were arrested. Jerusalem Post
Speaking to reporters, Trump said he "thought yesterday’s vote by the House was disgraceful. I thought that vote was a disgrace, and so does everybody else if you get an honest answer.” Jerusalem Post
VOA VIEW: The truth hurts.
White House communications director Bill Shine has resigned as Donald Trump's top White House communications aide and will move to work on the U.S. president's 2020 re-election campaign, the White House said on Friday. Reuters
The U.S. government on Friday announced criminal charges against a top official in Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro's government for violating sanctions imposed two years ago, when the official was accused of drug trafficking. Reuters
The UN Security Council met behind closed doors on Wednesday, to discuss the latest findings of the global chemical weapons watchdog in Syria, which concluded that there were “reasonable grounds” that a chemical attack took place during the crucial battle for control of Eastern Ghouta, last April. UN News
Iranian-Americans rallied in Washington to call for a regime change in Tehran and ask the U.S. government to label Iran's military a terror organization. UPI
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi focused on her legacy as a female trailblazer on Friday, International Women's Day, during a speech at the Economic Club. UPI

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