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Benjamin Netanyahu appeared to be on the cusp of securing a record fifth term as Israeli Prime Minister Wednesday after a dramatic finish to a closely fought election race. CNN
VOA VIEW: The voters of Israel made a right decision - pun intended.
Attorney General William Barr said Tuesday that he expects to release a redacted version of the special counsel's Trump-Russia investigation report "within a week" as he defended his handling of the document. Barr told members of Congress at his first public appearance since receiving special counsel... Baltimore Sun
VOA VIEW: That is quick and fair.
Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said Tuesday that his department intends to "follow the law" and is reviewing a request by a top House Democrat to provide President Donald Trump's tax returns to lawmakers. But in Capitol Hill appearances on Tuesday, Mnuchin dodged answering whether he would comply... Baltimore Sun
VOA VIEW: Tax returns will be kept form Dems.
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As gun rights gain national attention, one study finds the Carolinas in the top half of states that lean on the firearms business. South Carolina ranked 15th in the country, Charlotte Observer
Boeing failed to win any orders for its 737 Max airliner in March as scrutiny of the plane increased following a second deadly crash in less than five months. Deliveries of finished Max jets also tumbled, to 11 from 26 in February. Las Vegas Sun
A Texas gun company that destroyed more than 73,000 bump stocks when a federal ban on the rapid-fire devices took effect has sued the U.S. government claiming ... Las Vegas Sun
In an effort to tighten political and economic pressure on Tehran, the Trump administration moved Monday to brand Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps as a foreign terrorist organization, an unprecedented move against another nation’s military that the Pentagon had resisted. LA Times
President Trump on Tuesday shared a tweet with a campaign-style video touting his political achievements and the Mueller report findings and blasting his Hollywood critics, including Rosie O’Donnell and Amy Schumer. The two-minute clip — which is set to the dramatic score of “The Dark Knight” films — begins with the message: New York Post
In this city known for pre-Civil War mansions, a young mother shared a government-funded apartment with her three small children and a legion of cockroaches. They lurked in the medicine cabinet, under the refrigerator, behind a picture on the wall. The mother nudged a bedroom dresser and more roaches skittered away as... New York Post
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A top Border Patrol official told a Senate committee on Tuesday that illegal immigrants from 50 different countries — including China, Bangladesh, Turkey, Egypt and Romania — had been caught crossing the southern border. “People are traveling across hemispheres to attempt to illegally enter the US, using the same pathways as the Central Americans,” Rio... New York Post
VOA VIEW: There has to be a zero tolerance against illegals.
President Trump defended his administration’s immigration policies on Tuesday in the Oval Office. New York Times
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said he believed President Donald Trump has legitimate concerns about what is happening at the southern U.S. border and urged Republicans and Democrats to work together on a legislative solution. Rueters
VOA VIEW: There has to be controls.
The White House said on Tuesday it would appeal a court ruling that halted a Trump administration policy requiring some asylum seekers to return to Mexico and wait for their legal cases to proceed. Rueters
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If you drive to work, your commute is likely to get only more expensive in coming months.
Gas prices are climbing across the nation and California drivers are among those expected to get hit the hardest at the pump. In the last week alone, many Golden State cities have seen a 20-cent rise in prices. San Francisco Gate
President Donald Trump is tweeting a video that predicts he’ll pull off another victory in the 2020 presidential election. The video, produced by ardent Trump supporters, begins with captions stating “First they ignore you” and “Then they laugh at you.” The two-minute production then makes the claim that “Your vote proved them […] Seattle Times
VOA VIEW: Trump will beat the cast of Dems.
Chicago’s iconic Johnson Publishing Co., owner for decades of Ebony and Jet magazines that helped change the image of black people portrayed by U.S. media, has filed for bankruptcy liquidation in federal court. In announcing the petition filed Tuesday, the company said it was “caught in a tidal wave of marketplace changes […] Seattle Times
VOA VIEW: Blacks don't support their own.
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The war of increasingly personal words between presidential hopeful Pete Buttigieg and Vice President Mike Pence's defenders escalated Tuesday.
VOA VIEW: Buttigieg is an idiot.
Federal prosecutors increased the pressure to negotiate plea agreements on Lori Loughlin, 15 other parents in the college admissions scam: They were indicted by a grand jury with an added charge of money laundering.
John Kerry argued that Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's proposal helped get people "talking about" climate change and questioned why Republicans weren't more concerned with the issue before now.
VOA VIEW: Kerry is a liberal fool.
Critics said that the president’s orders would trample on authority delegated to the states under the Clean Water Act and other congressional legislation. Washington Post
The acting deputy secretary of Homeland Security has been forced to resign amid a staff shakeup spurred by President Donald Trump's growing frustration over the number of Central American migrants crossing the southern border. Claire Grady resigned Tuesday. She was technically the next in line to replace Kirstjen Nielsen, who ... Washington Times
VOA VIEW: It is time for a change.
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Things got a bit heated at the end of more than three hours of testimony by Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin before the House Financial Services Committee on Tuesday when he was peppered with questions about releasing President Donald Trump's tax returns. Mnuchin, who had already faced similar questions ... Washington Times
VOA VIEW: Waters is an idiot.
Russian President Vladimir Putin mocked U.S. special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation Tuesday, claiming "a mountain gave birth to a mouse" and declaring the Kremlin's repeated denials of election interference validated by the probe ABC
VOA VIEW: The Dems are making the US a joke.
People on social media react to a Burger King advert in New Zealand showing people trying to eat a burger with chopsticks. BBC
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The Trump administration is looking to implement even more aggressive immigration policies after replacing top leaders at the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) over the past two days, the most prominent being Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen. During a briefing with reporters on Tuesday, a senior administration official, who would speak only on the condition of anonymity, said the White House has been frustrated by the failure of various offices within DHS in implementing aspects of President Trump's immigration agenda, citing the high approval rate of asylum claims by career officials, among other things. CBS
VOA VIEW: Something must be done, quick.
Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, a 2020 presidential candidate who has long resisted releasing his tax returns, told CBS News Tuesday that he would make them publicly available by April 15, the day tax forms are due. "We wanted to do 10 years. We wanted to include the latest returns," Sanders told CBS News' Ed O'Keefe, indicating that he will publicly release his tax returns from 2008 through 2018. "There isn't something in those returns that's going to make your supporters unhappy, is there?" O'Keefe asked.
California congressman Devin Nunes is suing a media company for $150 million, saying it engaged in "character assassination" with a 2018 story that linked him to a yacht where prostitution allegedly took place. A lawyer for the central California Republican filed the lawsuit against The McClatchy Co. and others in a Virginia court on Monday. Nunes said in his complaint that McClatchy conspired to spread false and damaging information, and cited a 2018 report by The Fresno Bee newspaper in Fresno, California.
Consumer inflation probably got a boost from rising gasoline prices in February, but it should not break out above the subdued pace that encouraged the Fed to keep interest rates on hold when it met last month. CNBC
The Defense Department announced Tuesday that it had awarded $976 million in contracts to build President Donald Trump's much-sought-after border wall with a completion date for these projects of October 2020. CNN
Former Democratic candidate for Georgia governor Stacey Abrams criticizes President Trump and the practice of family separations at the US southern border. CNN
VOA VIEW: Abrams is a nobody with a load mouth.
More than 103,000 migrants were turned away from or apprehended at the U.S.-Mexico border last month. FOX News
VOA VIEW: A major problem.
Survivors of sexual abuse perpetrated by nuns are stepping out of the shadows of silence. FOX News
Britain’s membership could be extended to March 2020 after PM fails to sell her plan in dash to Paris and Berlin Theresa May’s request for a short Brexit delay has been torn up, putting the EU on track to instead extend Britain’s membership until 2020.Despite the prime minister’s desperate dash to Paris and Berlin to convince leaders of her plan to break the Brexit impasse, the European council president, Donald Tusk, signalled EU politicians’ lack of faith in her cross-party talks. Continue reading... Guardian
VOA VIEW: May is looking more and more foolish.
White House says levies are response to Airbus subsidies it claims harm US interestsDonald Trump has threatened to impose US tariffs on $11bn (£8.4bn) of goods from the EU, raising the stakes in the transatlantic trade dispute between the world’s two largest economic superpowers.The Trump administration announced the additional levies on EU goods – including roquefort and stilton cheese, wine and aircraft parts – as a response to subsidies for Airbus, the European aerospace and defence group, which it said were harmful to the US. Continue reading... Guardian
VOA VIEW: The EU better realize there is a new sheriff in town.
President Trump received President El-Sisi at the White House Tuesday and called the Egyptian president "friend." Jerusalem Post
The United States fears long-range ballistic technology used to put satellites into orbit could also be used to launch nuclear warheads. Jerusalem Post
Boeing Co's legal troubles grew on Tuesday as a new lawsuit accused the company of defrauding shareholders by concealing safety deficiencies in its 737 MAX planes before two fatal crashes led to their worldwide grounding. Reuters
President Donald Trump's administration stepped up pressure on the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) on Tuesday, raising the likelihood that he might fire more senior officials as the agency struggles with a surge of immigrants on the U.S.-Mexico border. Reuters
VOA VIEW: So what, there has to be a change.
Noting that the Venezuela refugee crisis will leave some 1.1 million children, returnees and people in-transit lacking protection and basic services across Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) in 2019, the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) called on regional Governments to uphold their rights and protect unaccompanied, undocumented children. UN News
Congressional Democrats on Tuesday called for civil rights protections for American workers, an end to the tipped wage and transparency in the workplace as part of sweeping legislation to end workplace harassment. Sen. Patty Murray of Washington, along with Reps. Katherine Clark and Ayanna Pressley of Massachusetts, Elissa Slotkin of Michigan, and Debbie Mucarsel-Powell, introduced the so-called Be HEARD Act during a news conference on Capitol Hill. It stands for Bringing an End to Harassment by Enhancing Accountability and Rejecting
VOA VIEW: Dems are going power mad.
After continual criticism from the European Union, Facebook on Tuesday agreed to modify its terms of service to explain how user data can be used to sell targeted advertisements. UPI
VOA VIEW: Facebook must be punished.
Treasury Secretary Mnuchin said lawyers from his department spoke to, but didn't take orders from the White House about releasing President Trump's tax returns. UPI
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New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio on Tuesday a declared a public health emergency in a heavily Orthodox Jewish section of Brooklyn amid a growing measles outbreak. ABC
VOA VIEW: Now De Blasio is doing something?