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Rep. Ilhan Omar says she's faced increased death threats since President Donald Trump spread around a video that purports to show her being dismissive of the 2001 terrorist attacks. "This is endangering lives," she said, accusing Trump of fomenting right-wing extremism. "It has to stop." Her statement... Baltimore Sun
VOA VIEW: Omar has a big anti America mouth and now is scared.
President Donald Trump will use Tax Day on Monday to visit Minnesota, an erstwhile Democratic stronghold he hopes to flip in 2020 after nearly winning it in 2016. Questions remain, however, about just how much he's politically benefiting from his signature legislative accomplishment. Minnesota,... Baltimore Sun
VOA VIEW: Better than nothing or Dems tax and spend.
Rep. Ilhan Omar says she's faced increased death threats since President Donald Trump spread around a video that purports to show her being dismissive of the 2001 terrorist attacks. Las Vegas Sun
VOA VIEW: Omar is pure hate.
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Los Angeles artist and entrepreneur Erik Brunetti sells his T-shirts and streetwear online, and he wants the protection of a registered trademark. But his brand is a four-letter word: FUCT. The Supreme Court heard a lively argument Monday on whether the 1st Amendment’s protection for the freedom... LA Times
VOA VIEW: Free speech and now Fuct is known.
Congress has passed just 12 new laws since January. One modifies pay for podiatrists working for the Department of Veterans Affairs. Another renames a vets center in North Ogden, Utah. A third revises the charter of the National Future Farmers of America Organization. Democrats, who control the... LA Times
VOA VIEW: Dems have done nothing in over 100 days.
A bipartisan group of House members has questioned the Trump administration’s new system for detecting anthrax or other airborne biological weapons — warning it could be “even less reliable” than the nation’s existing, problem-plagued BioWatch program. In a letter to Kevin McAleenan, the acting... LA Times
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo wrapped up a four-nation tour of South America on Sunday at the Colombian-Venezuelan border, asking the man in the presidential palace in Caracas to … Miami Herald
VOA VIEW: Maduro is a tyrant.
The Israeli start-up behind last week’s failed lunar landing has vowed to create a second mission to steer a privately funded spacecraft onto the moon. Morris Kahn, Israeli billionaire and chairman of SpaceIL, the nonprofit that undertook the botched lunar mission, says he’s already formed a task force of engineers and donors that... New York Post
President Trump on Monday lamented the “terrible, terrible fire” that ravaged the famed cathedral of Notre Dame in Paris. “I will tell you, the fire that they are having at the Notre Dame cathedral is something like few people have witnessed,” Trump said during a visit to the Nuss Truck and Equipment outside of Minneapolis,... New York Post
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President Trump and President Xi Jinping of China in Beijing in 2017. Mr. Trump’s unpredictable approach to negotiating trade deals is causing concern among business groups and foreign officials. New York Times
VOA VIEW: Liberal garbage.
Two U.S. House of Representatives committees have issued subpoenas to multiple financial institutions, including Deutsche Bank AG, for information on U.S. President Donald Trump's finances, the panels' Democratic leaders said on Monday. Rueters
VOA VIEW: Dems stupid revenge.
Supporters of U.S. Representative Ilhan Omar rallied outside a Minnesota business visited by U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday, after he launched a fresh attack on the Muslim-American lawmaker by calling her an "out of control" purveyor of "hate" speech. Rueters
VOA VIEW: Omar should be to a Muslim nation instead of changing America.
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 protect the US.
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Alabama lawmakers are set to hold a public hearing Wednesday on legislation before a House committee that seeks to outlaw almost all abortions in the state, what critics call one of the most extremely anti-abortion proposals in the country. The bill would make performing an abortion a felony, punishable between 10 […] Seattle Times
Melania Trump says she’s ready to serve another four years as first lady if her husband is re-elected. “I love what I do,” she said Monday. The first lady revealed her intentions during a question-and-answer period with students at Albritton Middle School at Fort Bragg, North Carolina. Seattle Times
Ocasio-Cortez, who has 3.9 million Twitter followers, said social media causes "increased isolation, depression, anxiety, addiction, escapism."
VOA VIEW: One thing Cortez has right.
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The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit temporarily blocked the lower-court ruling from taking effect while awaiting arguments. Washington Post
In New York, it's easier than ever to obtain an abortion up until the moment of birth. Not so in states like Kentucky, Mississippi and Ohio, which passed bills this year banning most abortions after the detection of a fetal heartbeat, or as early as six weeks. Washington Times
PHENIX CITY, Ala. (AP) - An early-morning police chase through Alabama and Georgia ended in a police shooting that's being investigated by state authorities. WRBL-TV reports that the incident began in Alabama around 3:30 a.m. Monday. Russell County Sheriff Heath Taylor says Phenix City police began a chase and his ... Washington Times
Yale Law School is defending a new policy that ends funding for fellowships with organizations that refuse to hire LGBTQ students, saying it complies with federal non-discrimination laws. But Alliance Defending Freedom, a conservative advocacy nonprofit group, says the elite law school's policy violates the religious freedom of organizations that ... Washington Times
Sen. Cory Booker says the U.S. will be "less safe" if President Trump manages to follow through and send sanctuary cities additional migrants. The New Jersey politician and 2020 presidential hopeful told CBS that giving sanctuary cities the illegal immigrants they claim to want is tantamount to "injecting fear" into ... Washington Times
VOA VIEW: Booker is an idiot.
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United States officials gave verbal assurances to Ecuadorian authorities that WikiLeak founder Julian Assange would not face the death penalty in the U.S. ABC
A major fire has engulfed one of France's most famous landmarks - the medieval Cathedral of Notre-Dame in Paris. Firefighters are battling to save the 850-year-old Gothic building, but its spire and roof have collapsed. The cause is not yet clear, but officials say that it could be linked to renovation work. A Paris fire official said the main structure had now been "saved and preserved". The Paris prosecutor's office said it has opened an inquiry into "accidental destruction by fire."
Democrat Adam Schiff and Republican Devin Nunes say they want "all materials, regardless of form and classification" from Mueller CBS
VOA VIEW: All info cannot be given.
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Yujing Zhang had been indicted Friday on charges of lying to federal agent and illegal entering of a restricted area CBS
President Trump can't fire the Fed chairman, but he can make it "extremely uncomfortable" for him to stay in the job, says Komal Sri-Kumar. CNBC
VOA VIEW: Powell has no clue.
Frauds that involve convincing taxpayers to pay fraudsters steep tax bills, which often start with a series of bothersome robocalls to a victim's cell phone, rose 242% in 2018. CNBC
Former Massachusetts Gov. Bill Weld announced Monday he is officially entering the race for president, becoming the first Republican to challenge President Donald Trump in the 2020 race. CNN
Lawyers for President Donald Trump are fighting back on multiple fronts Monday as Democratic-led congressional investigations into Trump continue their efforts to formally request information on the President's personal finances. CNN
VOA VIEW: Good and complicated.
The parents’ lawsuit called the emergency order "arbitrary and capricious" and the measures it necessitates "drastic." ABC
A Canadian cab driver has been sentenced to 16 months in a U.S. prison for sending desperate immigrants through a risky international tunnel under the Detroit River. FOX News
No 10 scrambles to explore options before possible heavy losses in EU electionsNo 10 is feeling the pressure to pull the plug on Brexit talks with Labour and move to an alternative plan, amid warnings that the opposition is in no hurry for a deal before the European elections.With talks deadlocked and no sign that the government moving on its red lines, neither the Conservatives or Labour want to appear responsible for the breakdown in discussions. Continue reading... Guardian
She also gave a surprising answer to the question if she'd support a move to cut military or economic aid to Israel when answered: “I think it’s certainly on the table.” Jerusalem Post
VOA VIEW: It is sad that the liberal media has nothing else to project than give AOC any credibility.
“The IDF wishes all its soldiers in the air, at sea and on land, to the reservists, to their families and to all of Israel a kosher and happy Passover!” Jerusalem Post
U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday urged Boeing Co to "rebrand" its 737 MAX jetliner following two fatal crashes, but the planemaker said it was focused on fixing the problem and brainstorming over next steps to win back public trust. Reuters
U.S. President Donald Trump and his Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Monday brushed aside North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's demand for Washington to show more flexibility in nuclear talks by year-end, with Pompeo saying Kim should keep his promise to give up his nuclear weapons before then. Reuters
VOA VIEW: No to Un is important until he puts up.
Noting a 300 per cent surge in the number of measles cases during the first three months of this year, compared to the same period last year, two UN agency heads declared on Monday that we now stand “in the middle of a global measles crisis”. UN News
Goldman Sachs cut compensation and benefits set aside for employees by 20 percent in the first quarter of 2019 after a drop in profits. UPI
The Justice Department said Monday it will release a redacted version of the Mueller report Thursday. UPI
VOA VIEW: Dems will still complain.
North Korea may have more than $700 million of cryptocurrency after hacking into mainly South Korean cryptocurrency exchanges, according to a British think tank. UPI
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