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The recording blinked to life shortly after 1:30 p.m. Friday to reveal the ordinary gray interior of a Subaru Outback. The overcast skies of the late New Zealand summer filtered through the windshield, casting pale light on three rifles laying across the passenger seat. With the camera mounted... Baltimore Sun
An Australian senator had a raw egg cracked over his head and faces censure from his fellow lawmakers after sparking outrage by blaming Muslim immigration for the New Zealand mosque shootings. Sen. Fraser Anning came under blistering criticism over tweets on Friday including one that said, "Does... Baltimore Sun
Qualcomm Inc. won the first U.S. jury trial in its global dispute with Apple Inc. over how much the iPhone maker should pay for using the chipmaker’s patented technology. Houston Chronicle
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St. Patrick's Day revelers should stay vigilant while out for the holiday, and utilize ride-share services or taxi companies to get home safely.
Some legal sex workers are speaking out against a state senator’s proposal to ban licensed brothels in rural Nevada. “All of us who worked at the ranches are doing it by choice ... Las Vegas Sun
VOA VIEW: Legal brothers are not bad.
The Congressional Black Caucus chairwoman said Mississippi's governor is "clearly despicable" for not acknowledging work by the state's only black congressman to get ... Las Vegas Sun
VOA VIEW: Blacks are pushing to much.
Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo sought to downplay a North Korean warning Friday that Kim Jong Un was considering breaking off nuclear talks with the Trump administration and resuming the country’s nuclear and missile tests. Pompeo said that during last month’s nuclear summit in Hanoi, Kim... LA Times
VOA VIEW: NK would be foolish to provoke a fight with the US.
A federal judge has dismissed the bankruptcy petition filed last week by Michael Avenatti’s longtime firm Eagan Avenatti and raised the prospect of sanctioning the celebrity lawyer. Judge Catherine Bauer of U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Santa Ana ordered Avenatti to testify May 8 at a hearing on allegations... LA Times
House Democrats accused Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross in a contentious face-off Thursday of having lied to Congress about his role in a Trump administration effort to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census. Confronted by Democrats for the first time since they won control of the House,... LA Times
VOA VIEW: The census question is legal.
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As a self-described Republican dirty trickster, Roger Stone spent decades gleefully and gratuitously inspiring ire among his critics and opponents. Now the former political advisor to President Trump is struggling to stay in the good graces of U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson while awaiting... LA Times
The Latest on activity at the New Mexico Legislature. The New Mexico Legislature has voted to decrease penalties for marijuana possession. Miami Herald
Jewish voters furious at Democrats’ defense of Rep. Ilhan Omar say they’re done with the party that has held their support for generations. “We felt we had a home there,” said Mark Schwartz, the Democratic deputy mayor of solidly blue Teaneck, NJ. “And now we feel like we have to check our passports.” Jordan Manor... New York Post
VOA VIEW: Jewish voters should abandon Dems.
Beto O’Rourke’s first official campaign swing morphed into an apology tour less than 48 hours after he announced his plan to run for president. The former congressman from Texas apologized Friday for jokes he made about his marriage, his teen hobbies, and his “white privilege” in the wake of criticism from Democratic activists who griped... New York Post
VOA VIEW: O'Rourke is a joke.
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Francesco Cali, 53, was fatally shot outside his home on Staten Island on Wednesday night. On Saturday, the police took a Staten Island man into custody in connection with the killing. New York Times
A financial package worth an estimated $51 million for Amazon.com Inc's second headquarters in northern Virginia was approved by the Arlington County Board on Saturday, helping the company clear a key hurdle amid protests. Rueters
Rick Gates, a former Trump campaign aide and key cooperator in the special counsel's Russia probe, is not ready to be sentenced because he continues to help with "several ongoing investigations," prosecutors said in a court filing Friday. Gates is a central figure in special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation of Russian election interference and possible coordination with the Trump campaign. But he is also helping federal authorities in New York who are looking into Trump's inaugural committee as well as lobbying on behalf of foreign interests by prominent Washington insiders.
VOA VIEW: More liberal obstruction.
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Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and National Security Adviser John Bolton on Friday denied that they derailed talks between President Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un two weeks ago in Vietnam after a fiery statement from North Korea accused the two men of creating a environment of hostility. While both said that categorization was "inaccurate" or "wrong," there has been little contact between the two sides since the Hanoi summit ended without a deal, and each country said their offer would not change. ABC
VOA VIEW: NK better watch their step.
The gunman who killed 49 people at in Christchurch had a firearm licence, PM Jacinda Adern says. BBC
President Donald Trump has vetoed a measure from Congress revoking his declaration of a national emergency at the US-Mexico border. Lawmakers, including 12 Republicans, had passed the rejection resolution on Thursday in a surprising rebuke of Mr Trump's pledge to build a border wall. Congress will now need a two-thirds majority in both chambers to override him, which is unlikely to happen. This is the first veto of Mr Trump's presidency.
"As president, the protection of the nation is my highest duty," Mr Trump said on Friday.
Standing behind the president were law enforcement officials, Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen, Vice-President Mike Pence, Attorney General William Barr and "angel parents" - the parents of children killed by illegal immigrants.
VOA VIEW: Good - bad for the 12 Republican traitors.
The United Food and Commercial Workers Local 400 will represent them as their exclusive bargaining representative, according to the campaign CBS
An alleged gunman in New Zealand apparently livestreamed the attack and posted a manifesto online CBS
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The two daughters of "Full House" star Lori Loughlin remain enrolled at the University of Southern California as Loughlin and her husband face criminal charges of participating in a bribery scheme to get their daughters into the school. CNBC
The powerful late winter storm, dubbed a "bomb cyclone, left blizzards, floods and tornadoes in its wake after hitting the U.S. Mountain and Plains states this week, before pushing east into the Midwest and the Great Lakes Region early Friday. CNBC
Churches are opening their doors after mosques were told to close for security issues in the wake of the Christchurch, New Zealand, terrorist attacks. Mosques are receiving messages of solidarity and flowers. A fundraiser for the victims is nearing $400,000. And a UK-based national forum for Christian-Muslim engagement is calling on Christians to go along to Friday prayers at their local mosques -- a call the archbishop of Canterbury endorsed. CNN
VOA VIEW: As it should be.
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In an interview with CNN's Brooke Baldwin, New York Times op-ed writer Wajahat Ali questions why white supremacist groups see President Donald Trump as an enabler after the suspect in the New Zealand mosque terror attacks mentioned Trump. The White House responded to questions about the manifesto, saying it is "outrageous" to connect Trump to the suspect. CNN
VOA VIEW: Liberal propaganda.
A video shot at a section of U.S.-Mexico border wall dividing a beach shows dozens of migrants squeezing through a breach in a metal fence, and running north along the sand into California, some carrying children. FOX News
VOA VIEW: The crises is going to hurt Dems.
Students in Arizona see a controversial new minimum-wage bill as a "direct attack" on them. Small businesses are welcoming the proposal. FOX News
Britain forfeits any extension longer than three months if it does not contest EU electionsBrussels will have to terminate the UK’s extended membership of the European Union on 1 July if elections for British MEPs have not been held, a leaked legal document reveals.A three-month delay to Brexit beyond 29 March will not carry any conditions, but anything longer than that requires Britain to have taken part in European parliamentary elections, ambassadors have been told. Guardian
Richard Grenell told The Jerusalem Post on Friday “It was the right decision. The Germans made the right decision.” Jerusalem Post
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez took to Twitter to criticize the National Rifle Association in the wake of the massacre, earlier today, of 49 worshippers at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand. The attacks were carried out by a white supremacist, who live-streamed them to Facebook. Ocasio-Cortez first posted a video of New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern giving a press conference shortly after the massacre. She wrote, "At 1st I thought of saying, “Imagine being told your house of faith isn’t safe anymore.” But I couldn’t say 'imagine.'. Because of Charleston. Pittsburgh. Sutherland Springs. Jerusalem Post
VOA VIEW: Cortez is an idiot.
President Donald Trump issued the first veto of his presidency on Friday to block a measure passed by Democrats and Republicans in Congress that would terminate his emergency declaration for a wall on the U.S. border with Mexico. Reuters
New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern on Saturday promised to reform the country's gun laws, a day after at least one gunman attacked worshippers in two mosques, killing 49 and wounding 42 others. Reuters
VOA VIEW: Foolish thought.
At every stage of the criminal justice system, people of African descent around the world are discriminated against, including death sentencing for drugs-related crimes, United Nations human rights experts said on Thursday, calling on Member States to do more to “combat racial discrimination”. UN News
Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg turned 86 on Friday, prompting crowds to gather on the steps of the U.S. Supreme Court in planking poses in her honor. UPI
VOA VIEW: Ginsburg should retire.
American Airlines slashed flights between Venezuela and the United States one day after U.S. diplomats left and as the country recovered from a long blackout. UPI
The Trump administration says it will deny U.S. entry to officials of the International Criminal Court because of its investigation of potential U.S. war crimes. UPI
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