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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Sunday she has taken steps to ensure the safety of Rep. Ilhan Omar after President Donald Trump's retweet of a video that purports to show the Minnesota Democrat being dismissive of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. Baltimore Sun
VOA VIEW: Trump would be foolish to listen to the rambling of Pelosi.
Many employers in New York City could no longer require job applicants to be tested for marijuana use under legislation approved this week. The New York Times says the City Council bill, which would take effect a year after it's signed into law, has the support of Democratic Mayor Bill de Blasio's... Baltimore Sun
VOA VIEW: Madness!
China said Thursday that trade talks with the U.S. are "moving forward" after nine rounds of consultations aimed at ending a standoff that has shaken the world economic outlook. The latest discussions had achieved "new substantial progress," Foreign Ministry spokesman Lu Kang said at a daily news... Baltimore Sun

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Pliable leader sought for large, dysfunctional federal department. Must manage 240,000 unhappy employees in an environment of high-decibel chaos. Ideal candidates will accept unachievable goals on impossible deadlines: halt illegal immigration, deter asylum seekers from heading north,... LA Times
A drug that's used to help control blood sugar in people with diabetes has now been shown to help prevent or slow kidney disease, which causes millions of deaths each … Miami Herald
President Donald Trump's reelection campaign is set to report that it raised more than $30 million in the first quarter of 2019, edging out his top two Democratic rivals combined, … Miami Herald
VOA VIEW: Good!
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is visiting with Venezuelan migrants in Colombia as he wraps up a four-nation tour of South America aimed at pressuring Venezuela's socialist leader, Nicolas … Miami Herald
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi just sent some more shade to Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. In a “60 Minutes” interview, correspondent Lesley Stahl pointed out the different groups within the House Democratic caucus. “You have these wings — AOC and her group on one side,” Stahl said. “That’s like five people,” Pelosi interrupted. Stahl corrected the snarky remark, saying that the “progressive group is more than five.” “Well, I’m progressive — I’m a progressive, yeah,” Pelosi responded. The Congressional Progressive Caucus has 98 members and is the second largest group of Democrats in the Congress. Ocasio-Cortez is one of the group’s most recognizable freshmen members. New York Post
VOA VIEW: Cortez is a liberal media darling and fool.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, describing a tense meeting in the Oval Office with Trump last year over the border wall and an impending government shutdown, said she can give as good as she gets. New York Post
VOA VIEW: Pelosi is not in the dame league.

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President Trump’s plan is to act as if the report itself is extraneous to his attorney general’s brief letter, aides said. New York Times
Senator Mitch McConnell, the majority leader, has become one of President Trump’s most important counselors. New York Times
VOA VIEW: A good lesson for all Republicans.
The United States will continue to use all economic and political tools at its disposal to hold Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro accountable for a worsening crisis in his country, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Sunday. Rueters
As a financial crisis spread across the globe in September of 2008, the U.S. Federal Reserve gathered in an emergency atmosphere as requests flooded in from other central banks for access to dollars. Rueters

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Most of the president's major border policies have ended in lawsuits with adverse rulings, but a few have resulted in victories where it matters most — the Supreme Court San Diego Tribune
VOA VIEW: The Supreme Court will deny the liberal lower courts final victory.
This year's edition of the annual Jeff Bezos letter to shareholders was extra revealing, although maybe not in the way he intended. Seattle Times
VOA VIEW: Amazon has gotten too big.
"The President’s words weigh a ton, and his hateful and inflammatory rhetoric creates real danger," Pelosi said in a statement on Sunday.         USA Today
VOA VIEW: Pelosi and Omar are idiots.

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A study found that Freshman Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez was mentioned just under 76 times a day on Fox News during a six-week period.         USA Today
VOA VIEW: The liberal media has used Cortez with obsession.
A phone number can mean much more when it’s stored on Facebook’s servers – even if you only provided it to help secure your account.         USA Today
Geoffrey Johnson, who became paralyzed after attempting suicide in jail, enlisted Avenatti's help in a lawsuit against Los Angeles County. Avenatti embezzled nearly all the money he helped Johnson win, prosecutors say. Washington Post
VOA VIEW: Avenatti is a wicked person.
Many of the Marine Corps' iconic battles such as Iwo Jima and Inchon are decades in the past, and the amphibious assaults that were once the service's calling card seem to have fallen by the wayside in a world of artificial intelligence weaponry, cyberwarfare and the Pentagon's strategic focus on ... Washington Times
.The chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee said Sunday that he didn't see a legitimate way for the administration to implement a possible proposal to release undocumented immigrants into “sanctuary cities." "No, I don't see a legal way to do this," Rep. Bennie Thompson, D-Miss., told ABC News Chief Anchor George Stephanopoulos. ABC
VOA VIEW: Thompson is a Dem fool.

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The law, which will go into effect on Aug. 1, will allow patients with a life expectancy of six months or less to obtain and self-administer life-ending medication. ABC
Tiger Woods won the Masters at a rainy Augusta National on Sunday, completing what was arguably the greatest career comeback in the history of golf nearly 10 years after injuries and scandal derailed his game. CBS
Americans are gearing up to hit the road this summer as AAA says 40 percent of families are planning a vacation. One in 3 will go on a second trip if gas prices remain affordable, but a new surge in prices has some folks hitting the brakes. Ileana Diaz reports. CBS

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Ren Zhengfei says the benefits from Trump's tax cuts could be offset by tactics that discourage foreign investment into the U.S. CNBC
VOA VIEW: Intimidation is different from facts.
5G pioneer Huawei has has never sold its Balong 5000 chip to rivals — but now it's open to doing so, company CEO Ren Zhengfei told CNBC. CNBC
VOA VIEW: Huawei has no choice.
In an interview with CBS News' Jeff Glor, President Trump weighs in on his potential 2020 election opponents, saying Joe Biden would be a "dream" opponent. CNN
Republican Florida Sen. Rick Scott said Sunday that President Donald Trump's threat to place immigrants into so-called sanctuary cities might just be the President trying to "make everybody crazy." CNN
VOA VIEW: Good move.
The so-called "Second City" may eventually become the next state, after frustration over Chicago's influence over politics in Illinois. FOX News
A Southern California police department is drawing both praise and ire for the new star-spangled logo on the sides of its patrol vehicles, according to reports. FOX News
VOA VIEW: Smart move - why should any American object?
Sarah Sanders: ‘It’s a good thing president is calling her out’Congresswoman heralds ‘unwavering love for America’Opinion: Omar is the target of a dangerous hate campaignThe White House escalated its assault on the Muslim American congresswoman Ilhan Omar on Sunday, after Donald Trump repeatedly tweeted video footage of September 11 and accused Omar of downplaying the terror attacks. Related: Ilhan Omar: how Democrats responded to Trump's 9/11 attack Guardian
VOA VIEW: Omar is an anti America trouble maker and hatter.
Sources say prime minister’s red lines remain an obstacle in talks with LabourTalks between Labour and the government are unlikely to advance much further in the coming week unless Theresa May moves on her red lines over a future customs union, sources close to the talks have suggested.David Lidington, who is leading the government’s talks with Labour, said a compromise would have to be reached but played down suggestions that a government shift was imminent and added that Labour would also have to move. Guardian
The chairman of Blue-White said that he had no doubt that he would reach a leadership position over the next few years, adding that "in retrospect I should have been more modest" Jerusalem Post
Sanders responded to backlash at his financial success from his 2016 best-selling book, saying that "if you write a best-selling book, you can be a millionaire, too." Jerusalem Post
VOA VIEW: A good point.
White House adviser Kellyanne Conway On Sunday said she did not believe President Donald Trump had advance knowledge that WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange was going to be arrested by the British police and charged by U.S. prosecutors. Reuters
Pete Buttigieg, mayor of South Bend, Ind., officially announced his presidential bid on Sunday afternoon. UPI
White House press secretary Sarah Sanders confirmed Sunday a proposed plan to send undocumented immigrants to so-called sanctuary cities is being reviewed. UPI
VOA VIEW: A good plan.

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