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Maximum Security led all the way in the Kentucky Derby on Saturday, only to become the first winner disqualified for interference in the race's 145-year history. After a long wait, Long shot Country House was declared the winner Country House, a 65-1 shot, finished second in the slop before an... Baltimore Sun
VOA VIEW: A controversial win.
Florida lawmakers worked late into Friday night as they wrangled over last-minute negotiations on tax cuts, petition-gathering laws, voting rights and charter school funding. Democrats had a rollercoaster ride for much of the day, first responding positively to the GOP-controlled... Baltimore Sun
VOA VIEW: Tough for Dems.
For months, President Donald Trump's former lawyer Michael Cohen tried — but failed — to position himself as a whistleblower in the vein of Watergate hero John Dean. Las Vegas Sun
VOA VIEW: Cohen deserves jail.

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The Trump administration is urging a conservative U.S. appeals court to cancel Medicaid coverage for 12 million Americans, insurance subsidies for 10 million more and the protections for 133 million people with preexisting conditions. But it’s the legal rationale being advanced by the administration... LA Times
VOA VIEW: Good thing to happen.
Since the U.S government has given legal immigrants the ability to apply for immigration benefits online, more than a million people have used the online tools available at the Citizenship … Miami Herald
VOA VIEW: A tough call.
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau reached out to Cuba to help resolve the crisis in Venezuela, calling for free elections as President Nicolas Maduro holds tight against a U.S. campaign … Miami Herald
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) took a break from bashing President Trump and the capitalist system to support an old college pal outside Boston. New York Post
VOA VIEW: A loser with only 14K votes.
Tickets to the latest stop on Bill and Hillary Clinton’s speaking tour were going for as little as $20 on the secondary market as their 13-city adventure continued to struggle to find an audience. New York Post
VOA VIEW: Maybe the Clintons will finally figure they are losers.
Democrats feel an urgent need to defeat President Trump but disagree whether he is a singular cause of the nation’s problems or a symptom of something deeper. New York Times
VOA VIEW: Biden is wrong - Trump is right.

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Speaker Nancy Pelosi appears to be embracing her role as the only Democrat with the power to oppose President Trump. New York Times
VOA VIEW: Republicans will win big in 2020.
The Trump administration has revised training guidelines for asylum officers in ways that could make it harder for migrants seeking refuge in the United States to pass an initial screening. Rueters
KKK and its spin-offs have found fertile ground here -- and also resistance from law enforcement San Diego Tribune
Military commanders managed resources and delivered better care than a comparison group of competing insurance carriers. That holds lessons for today.         USA Today
VOA VIEW: There is no compromise - medicare for all is bad.

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The Trump administration on Thursday announced rollbacks to offshore drilling safety rules created after the 2010 BP Deepwater Horizon explosion.         USA Today
Guaido told ABC News change takes time and cautioned critics to be patient. ABC
VOA VIEW: Guaido is acting foolish.
Sen. Bernie Sanders sat for an interview with ABC News Chief White House Correspondent Jonathan Karl in Des Moines, Iowa. The full interview airs on "This Week" Sunday. ABC

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Theresa May must resign or the Conservatives should force her out, after the party's heavy local election losses, Iain Duncan Smith has said. The former Tory leader called Mrs May a "caretaker PM" and described her attempts to reach a Brexit deal with Labour as "absurd". The party suffered its worst local election result in England since 1995. Other senior Conservatives have urged Tory MPs to compromise with Labour to ensure Brexit is delivered. Elections were held on Thursday for 248 English councils, six mayors, and all 11 councils in Northern Ireland. No elections took place in Scotland or Wales. BBC
VOA VIEW: May has lost respect.
The 75-year-old made the announcement in his hometown of Gillette CBS
The USDA said the products may contain "extraneous materials, specifically pieces of metal" CBS
Former Texas congressman Beto O'Rourke says he'd put former Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams in charge of combating voter suppression if elected president. Speaking to supporters in Fort Worth on Friday, O'Rourke said he had a conversation on the subject with the rising star in the Democratic Party. While he didn't go into specifics about the details of the role, O'Rourke told the Texas crowd the country is in need of a "new voting rights act" and Abrams would play a part in that. CBS
VOA VIEW: O'Rourke is as foolish as Abrams.
California will send legislation to Gov. Gavin Newsom's desk requiring presidential candidates to submit five years' worth of tax returns in order to appear on the ballot, joining 18 other states in a jab at President Donald Trump's refusal to release his tax returns. CNN
VOA VIEW: Dumb!

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Democratic presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke came to the defense of fellow 2020 rival Pete Buttigieg after anti-gay protesters heckled Buttigieg at an event in Texas on Friday. CNN
VOA VIEW: Foolish!
A university in Ohio will remove from a campus theater the last name of an actress who starred in "The Birth of a Nation," considered one of the most racist movies ever made. FOX News
A hundred MPs demand a referendum on any deal amid mounting revolt after Thursday’s local elections Last-ditch efforts by Theresa May and Jeremy Corbyn to strike a compromise on Brexit looked doomed on Saturday as the party leaders faced mounting revolts from their own MPs and activists.Following Thursday’s local elections, in which both the Conservatives and Labour were punished severely by voters for failing to break the political deadlock, May and Corbyn have insisted their parties must now urgently agree a way forward in cross-party talks which will resume on Tuesday. Guardian

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An infant and her pregnant mother among Palestinian dead as ceasefire faltersAn infant and her pregnant mother were among four people killed in Gaza after Israel responded with airstrikes and tank fire to about 200 rockets being fired over the border by Palestinian militants on a day that has put further strain on an already fraying ceasefire.It was the second day of fighting after a month-long lull in violence around the blockaded enclave and came while leaders of Hamas, the militant group that controls Gaza, were in Egypt for talks aimed at restoring the faltering ceasefire deal. Continue reading... Guardian
VOA VIEW: There will be retaliation.
Elderly woman severely wounded • IDF hits more than 120 targets in Gaza • Schools closed Sunday throughout the South Jerusalem Post
VOA VIEW: A major mistake.
Netanyahu to hold security cabinet meeting Sunday Jerusalem Post
“If you say two state, it means one thing to the Israelis and one thing to the Palestinians, so we said let’s just not say it, let’s just work on the details of what it means,” he said. Jerusalem Post
Gaza militants fired more than 250 rockets into Israeli towns and villages through Saturday, while Israel hit back with tank shelling and air strikes that Palestinian officials said killed four people. Reuters
North Korea has conducted a "strike drill" for multiple launchers and tactical guided weapon into the East Sea in a military drill supervised by leader Kim Jong Un on Saturday, the North's state media reported on Sunday. Reuters
VOA VIEW: A foolish mistake.
With another day of mass protests taking place across Venezuela, the UN human rights office (OHCHR) said on Wednesday it was “extremely worried by reports of the excessive use of force” by security forces, loyal to President Nicolás Maduro, a day after an opposition-led uprising appeared to stall.  UN News
VOA VIEW: The UN is making a good decision.
The Federal Communications Commission is warning people not to call back robocalls that ring only once because it could mean heavy charges on their phone bills. UPI

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