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Former Vice President Joe Biden charged Saturday that Jim Crow is "sneaking back in" as he emphasized voting rights at his first presidential campaign stop in South Carolina, where black voters play a key role in the South's first presidential primary. In criticizing Republican efforts to adopt... Baltimore Sun
VOA VIEW: Catering to the black vote is racist.
The Nevada Democratic Party, hoping to expand accessibility to its first-in-the-West presidential caucuses next February, has sent proposed changes to ... Las Vegas Sun
VOA VIEW: Dems feel their own pressure.
While Congress and the mainstream news media chase their tails trying to exonerate or indict President Donald Trump for collusion and obstruction of justice, Trump is running victory laps for seemingly squeaking by, once again. Las Vegas Sun
VOA VIEW: Dems lost, period.
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A proposed law to legalize recreational use of marijuana in Illinois would allow possession of up to 30 grams of the plant for residents 21 and over, a $20-million, low-interest loan program to promote social equity in business ownership, and expungement of misdemeanor and Class 4 felony marijuana... LA Times
Strong thunderstorms — with the potential for tropical storm force gusts and hail — rolled through South Florida early Sunday evening, prompting the National Weather Service to issue two flood … Miami Herald
Led by Roman Catholic priests in white robes, several hundred Venezuelans said prayers Sunday at a candle-lit vigil for at least five people killed in street clashes following a failed … Miami Herald
Sen. Chuck Schumer on Sunday urged the federal government to designate a multi-drug-resistant superbug an emergency so millions more in funds can be made available to New York where hundreds of cases have already been reported. “When it comes to the superbug, New York could use a little more help with a SWAT team,” Schumer... New York Post
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi warned that Democrats would have to win “big” in 2020 or she feared President Trump would contest the results of the election. “We have to inoculate against that, we have to be prepared for that,” she said in an interview with the New York Times that was published on... New York Post
Italian immigrants arriving in New York in 1923, not long before a quota greatly restricting their numbers was imposed. New York Times
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With a menu that includes matzo ball soup and gefilte fish, as well as a full-time rabbi and a chance at the occasional visit home, the U.S. prison where Donald Trump's former personal lawyer will spend the next three years is unique in the federal system. Rueters
Seven earthquakes with a magnitude of 2.5 or larger rattled around and off the coast of Northern California in the past 24 hours. The strongest of the quakes, which mostly occurred in the highly active area near the North Coast, were clustered about 150 miles off Ferndale. In the early morning hours of May 5, earthquakes with a magnitude of 4.8, 4.3, 3.3 and 3.2 all struck below the ocean's surface. San Francisco Gate
After most controversial decision in race's history, Trump tweeted that 'only in these days of political correctness could such an overturn occur."
"I'm not fixated about Robert Mueller, I'm fixated on the president's conversation with Vladimir Putin," Fox News host Chris Wallace replied.
VOA VIEW: Wallace likes to play both sides.
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Muslims around the country are preparing for the holy month of Ramadan, which begins Sunday night, with active shooter training. Washington Post
VOA VIEW: Sad that there are some who are crazy.
Members of the Senate Finance Committee are asking Wayne LaPierre, Oliver North and Ackerman McQueen to turn over documents. Washington Post
Sen. Bernie Sanders pushes back against Joe Biden's claim that he's the 'most progressive' candidate in the 2020 Democratic field. ABC
VOA VIEW: All Dem candidates for president look like a who is who in the funnies.
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The fundraiser Saturday night brought together the upper echelon of South Carolina Democratic politics CBS
"We have the best economy we've had in years, 50 years of unemployment," Collins said. "What were you impeaching him for?" CBS
VOA VIEW: The truth hurts.
The Illinois Democrat slammed the president for his relationship with authoritarian leaders: "He gets on the phone with them and loses it" CBS
VOA VIEW: Liberal stupidity!
Special Counsel Robert Mueller has reached a tentative agreement to testify before the House Judiciary Committee, according to committee member Rep. David N. Cicilline. CNN
VOA VIEW: Time will tell.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said "massive attacks against terrorist elements" in Gaza will continue after militants in the coastal enclave fired approximately 430 rockets towards Israel. CNN
VOA VIEW: Foolish quest against Israel.
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CNN's Jake Tapper asks Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) if she would give any credit to President Donald Trump for the economy. CNN
VOA VIEW: Dems and the liberal news don't want to acknowledge the facts.
The Muslim American Society says "disturbing" video showing children speaking in Arabic about sacrifice and chopping off heads wasn't vetted before being posted on its Philadelphia chapter's Facebook page. FOX News
VOA VIEW: Looks bad for Muslims and the liberal press.
Corbyn faces opposition from at least 60 MPs to a customs pact with May without a second voteJeremy Corbyn will not be able to get enough of his MPs to back a Brexit deal without the promise of a second referendum, even if Theresa May makes a big offer on a customs union and workers’ rights this week, senior Labour figures believe.Senior party sources said they believe two-thirds of Labour MPs, including several shadow cabinet ministers and many more frontbenchers, would refuse to back a deal without a people’s vote attached. Continue reading... Guardian
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Air and tank strikes kill 19 Palestinians after Netanyahu orders ‘massive attacks’, while rockets kill three in Israel Militants in Gaza and Israeli forces engaged in a bloody and spiralling clash over the weekend, with Palestinian factions launching hundreds of rockets towards towns and cities in Israel, which retaliated with more than 250 strikes.In exchanges that marked some of the worst fighting in recent years, 19 Palestinians, including two pregnant women and a toddler, have been killed since hostilities began on Friday, the health ministry in Gaza said. The dead included at least seven militants and a Hamas commander killed in the first targeted assassination Israel has conducted in the strip for years. Guardian
The interior minister was held by Israel for 20 years before being released as a part of the Gilad Shalit prisoner exchange deal. Jerusalem Post
Netanyahu added that the Hamas terrorist organization is committing a double war crime by indiscriminately shooting at civilians from civilian centers. Jerusalem Post
President Donald Trump on Sunday dramatically increased pressure on China to reach a trade deal by announcing he will hike U.S. tariffs on $200 billion worth of Chinese goods this week and target hundreds of billions more soon. Reuters
VOA VIEW: China is looking for a battle they can't win.
Federal Reserve policymakers fear they are ill-equipped to battle the next recession under their current inflation-targeting approach, and this year are well into an effort to vet new strategies for managing interest rates in a world of muted inflation and low borrowing costs. Reuters
More than 10 million North Koreans are suffering “severe food shortages” after the worst harvest in a decade, according to a United Nations food security assessment released on Friday. UN News
VOA VIEW: Un better wise up.
President Donald Trump said Sunday that special counsel Robert Mueller should not testify before Congress regarding his Russia investigation. UPI
VOA VIEW: It's a to win waste of time.
North Korea on Sunday acknowledged it tested multiple rocket launchers and tactical guided weapons one day earlier in a "strike drill" to test their effectiveness. UPI
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