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East Point, College Park and Union City residents and leaders push back against the "worst city" label after a site said they were bad places to live. Atlanta Journal
VOA VIEW: The facts tell much.
Democrats will "never" see President Donald Trump's tax returns, said White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney on Sunday, as a new front opened in the confrontation between the administration and Congress. Mulvaney accused Democrats of engaging in a "political stunt" and wanting "attention" after... Baltimore Sun
VOA VIEW: The truth hurts - Dems are fools.
Momentum is gaining in Washington for a privacy law that could sharply rein in the ability of the largest technology companies to collect and make money off people's personal data. A national law, the first of its kind in the U.S., could allow people to see or prohibit the use of their data. Baltimore Sun
VOA VIEW: People to fight to protect their personal data.

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The teenager accused in the mass shooting at Santa Fe High School appeared at a closed-door federal court proceeding Monday in Galveston, raising questions from the community and many of the victims' family members about the secrecy. The short answer is the federal law requires that courts shield juveniles from public hearings unless they are adjudicated adults and federal jurisdiction is established. Houston Chronicle
Israel is on track to attempt a moon landing Thursday and, if successful, the tiny nation will become just the fourth to touch down on the lunar surface. Houston Chronicle
VOA VIEW: What are Arab nation do - aside from hate and fight.
When FBI agents raided Michael Cohen's home and office a year ago Tuesday, some pundits declared it the beginning of the end of Donald Trump's presidency. It was only a matter of time, they ... Las Vegas Sun
VOA VIEW: Time to go to jail.
U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday urged Uganda to find the kidnappers of an American tourist who has been freed amid conflicting reports over whether a ... Las Vegas Sun
Shortly before ousting Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen, President Trump said he’ll take an even “tougher” tack on border policies that for more than two years, by his own measure, have failed to deter immigration. Some fear that may include a return of the reviled family separations... LA Times
Everytown for Gun Safety, the bipartisan gun-control organization created and financed by former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, says it’s spending $200,000 to pressure Florida lawmakers not to allow classroom … Miami Herald

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Does mountaintop mining in Central Appalachia, including Eastern Kentucky, harm the people living nearby? The Trump administration scrapped a study that would have found whether that was so. Miami Herald
VOA VIEW: Time will tell.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi took an indirect swipe at Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Monday, saying passing legislation should take priority over amassing Twitter followers. “While there are people who have a large number of Twitter followers, what’s important is that we have a large number of votes on the floor of the House,” Pelosi... New York Post
VOA VIEW: Cortez is a liberal media pawn.
New York Rep. Jerry Nadler, chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, said Monday that special counsel Robert Mueller should testify in front of his panel early next month. Nadler’s move followed a call from Georgia GOP Rep. Doug Collins, the ranking Republican on the committee, urging Nadler to have the special counsel testify. New York Post
VOA VIEW: Big deal - Nadler will gain nothing.
White House aides would recommend President Donald Trump veto a bill to restore landmark net neutrality protections if reinstated by Congress, according to a document sent to lawmakers Monday and seen by Reuters. Rueters

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The Oscar-nominated actress is among a group of parents who were accused of bribery and test cheating to get their kids into elite colleges.         USA Today
It’s unusual for 2020 Democratic candidates to talk about faith as often as Pete Buttigieg does. It’s groundbreaking to do so as a gay married man.         USA Today
VOA VIEW: A dumb attack.
“There are people in the administration who don’t think climate change is a risk, or is real, and there are people in the administration who do think it’s a risk and is real.” Washington Post

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A proposal to ban "sanctuary cities" in Arkansas and cut off their state funding has failed before a House panel. The proposal to prohibit cities from refusing to cooperate with federal immigration authorities failed before the House City, County and Local Affairs Committee by a 9-4 vote Monday. Washington Times
VOA VIEW: Foolish Dem move.
Washington insiders question Sen. Elizabeth Warren's likability, while President Trump and other Republicans dismiss her as a joke. But Iowa Democrats put her on the list of "nice guys" among the Democratic presidential contenders. Don't underestimate the power of nice in Iowa, where pressing the flesh and old-fashioned retail politicking ... Washington Times
Legislation putting into law a constitutional amendment restoring voting rights to some Florida felons has won approval by a state Senate committee. The Senate Judiciary Committee cleared the measure Monday. Like its House counterpart, the bill requires not only that eligible felons complete their prison sentences ... Washington Times
VOA VIEW: Crazy!
Three American service members and one contractor were killed by an improvised explosive device in Afghanistan on Monday, according to a US military spokesperson. ABC
VOA VIEW: Someone will pay for this devilish act.
The 38-year-old San Francisco area lawmaker is one of President Trump's most outspoken critics in Congress CBS

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Nearly 270,000 American women are expected to be diagnosed with breast cancer this year. This comes amid a debate and conflicting recommendations for mammograms. Now, there are new guidelines for some women. Dr. Tara Narula explains. CBS
VOA VIEW: Safer than sorry is better.
A U.S. judge in San Francisco has blocked the Trump administration's policy of returning asylum seekers to Mexico as they wait for a court to hear their cases, but the order won't immediately go into effect. CNBC
VOA VIEW: A liberal judge was smart not to implement his edict.
President Donald Trump has been pushing to reinstate broader family separation policies and sought to close the US-Mexico border at El Paso, Texas, as his conflict with Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen reached a boiling point. Two Thursdays ago, in a meeting at the Oval Office with top officials -- including Nielsen, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, top aides Jared Kushner, Mercedes Schlapp and Dan Scavino, White House counsel Pat Cipollone and more -- the President, according to one attendee, was "ranting and raving, saying border security was his issue." CNN
VOA VIEW: Action was needed and Nielsen did not produce - but she was loyal

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A federal judge in California on Monday blocked the Trump administration's policy of returning some asylum seekers to Mexico to await their immigration court hearing, issuing a major blow to the administration just a day after the Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen was forced to resign. CNN
VOA VIEW: The Judge was wrong and too liberal.
As President Donald Trump looks to reshape the executive branch, he's avoiding the words "you're hired." Trump's choice of Kevin McAleenan as acting replacement for Homeland Security secretary Kirstjen Nielsen spotlights the president's increasing reliance on a once-obscure federal statute that governs how to fill vacant federal posts. It also raises fresh questions about his reliance on temporary appointments for key security roles. The reality-star president, who once made staff churn into prime-time television, has overseen massive turnover in just two years in office. But he's shown little concern over creating uncertainty about the leadership of some of the country's most important agencies. FOX News
PM to ask Merkel and Macron for a Brexit extension, promising UK will follow EU rules until departure dayTheresa May will go to Paris and Berlin to plead with Angela Merkel and Emmanuel Macron for a Brexit extension on Tuesday, promising to be a good member of the European Union until departure day and claiming talks with Labour have a serious chance of reaching a deal.Before an emergency European summit this week, the prime minister will head to the continent to make the case for extending article 50 only until the end of June. Guardian
VOA VIEW: May should accept she lost.
Randolph Alles says he was not fired, describing the shift as part of an ‘orderly transition in leadership’ across homeland securityDonald Trump announced on Monday that he will remove Secret Service director Randolph “Tex” Alles from his position, as one anonymous official described “a near-systematic purge” at the Department of Homeland Security.The president’s move against Alles came a day after homeland security secretary Kirstjen Nielsen, who oversaw the Secret Service, was forced to resign. Continue reading... Guardian
VOA VIEW: The real truth and reason is not known.
Gantz, Netanyahu emphasize largest party over bigger bloc in final campaign messages Jerusalem Post
VOA VIEW: Netanyahu should win.
PM, day before elections, says POTUS 'answered another of my important requests.' Jerusalem Post
The Democratic-led U.S. House of Representatives is set to vote on Tuesday on a bill to reinstate landmark net neutrality rules repealed by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) under President Donald Trump. Reuters
Authorities arrested a Maine woman for allegedly mailing a threatening letter to Sen. Susan Collins last year, the U.S. Department of Justice said Monday. UPI
VOA VIEW: Collins should not be threatened.
The Internal Revenue Service sent out $206.1 billion in tax refunds through the end of March, a drop of about 2.9 percent compared to the same period in 2018. UPI
VOA VIEW: A Trump positive.

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