Democratic presidential candidate Cory Booker is proposing that all gun owners be licensed by the federal government, a process that would include an interview and safety training. National licensing is one of more than a dozen specific proposals in a sweeping gun control agenda the U.S. senator... Baltimore Sun
VOA VIEW: Booker has lost his mind - he has no mind, period.
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints changed wedding rules Monday in hopes of preventing family members who aren't church members from feeling excluded. Couples who get married in civil ceremonies will no longer have to wait one year to do a temple wedding ceremony that only ... Las Vegas Sun
VOA VIEW: A start.
Lord & Taylor, one of the country's oldest department stores, may be put up for sale. Hudson's Bay, which owns Lord & Taylor and Saks Fifth Avenue, said Monday that it hired a financial adviser to ... Las Vegas Sun


Ronna McDaniel insists she is still a Romney. Sure, she no longer uses Ronna Romney McDaniel on Fox News and at other appearances devoted to defending President Trump. And yes, Trump urged her to drop her maiden name when he tapped her to lead the Republican Party after his 2016 election. LA Times
Since he first stood on a stage on Jan. 23 and announced he was seizing the presidency from Nicolás Maduro, Juan Guaidó, the 35-year-old head of congress, has embodied hope … Miami Herald
VOA VIEW: A revolt should be quick.
President Donald Trump awarded golfer Tiger Woods the nation's highest civilian honor on Monday, describing the 43-year-old as a "true legend" who transformed golf and then fought through years of … Miami Herald
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez blasted GOP Sen. Rick Scott after he mocked a Democratic presidential candidate’s proposal to start a national gun licensing program and suggested Americans might have to register meat as part of her Green New Deal environmental program. “That a sitting US Senator can say something lacking so much critical thinking + honesty... New York Post
VOA VIEW: Cortez is an idiot.
A progressive push, fueled by many newly energized activists, has also alienated some of the Democrats’ old guard of black leaders. New York Times
VOA VIEW: Dems are using the race card to gain votes - blacks are foolish to allow it.
An appeal filed by the owner of Maximum Security, the horse that finished first in the Kentucky Derby on Saturday but was later disqualified for interference, was denied by the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission on Monday. Rueters


U.S. stocks fell on Monday after President Donald Trump pledged to raise tariffs on Chinese goods, though Wall Street finished well off its session lows as some investors saw Trump's comments as a bargaining tactic and expressed confidence in an eventual trade agreement. Rueters
Two U.S. senators on Monday criticized reported plans for a Federal Trade Commission settlement with Facebook Inc for misuse of consumers' personal data, saying that top officials, potentially including founder Mark Zuckerberg, must be held personally responsible. Rueters
VOA VIEW: Makes sense - Facebook needs to be regulated.
The question seemed to catch Dennis Muilenburg off guard. At the press conference that followed Boeing’s annual shareholders’ meeting April 29, the company’s CEO was asked if he had considered resigning over the 737 MAX crisis. Muilenburg  paused for a long moment before declaring that his “clear intent is to continue to lead on the front […] Seattle Times
Education Secretary Betsy DeVos tells nation's education journalists they might use her name as clickbait, but she's all about the students.         USA Today

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More than 19 months after Hurricane Maria, many have been frustrated with the pace of federal disaster recovery and its implications for their health. Washington Post
VOA VIEW: PR is their worse enemy.
The TSA said it was looking into the incident but so far has found that “all protocols were followed.” Washington Post
VOA VIEW: Foolish!
Less than two years since he was exonerated in part based on flawed hair analysis by the FBI, police now say George Perrot rape an unconscious woman. Washington Post
VOA VIEW: Madness!


Over 300 people have been quarantined on the ship for several days. ABC
VOA VIEW: There must be vigilance.
The Gulfport Police Department is investigating a shooting where an officer was gunned down in front of a station. ABC
VOA VIEW: There is no excuse for this type of action.
Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin has denied congressional Democrats' request for six years of President Donald Trump’s personal and business tax returns. ABC
VOA VIEW: The law is clear on this matter - No tax returns.
William Barr skips another deadline to release the full Mueller report to the House Judiciary Committee. BBC
VOA VIEW: A waste of time.
Georgia's so-called"heartbeat bill" will become one the most restrictive pieces of anti-abortion access laws in the country CBS

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The U.S. is sending a powerful message to Iran by sending the aircraft carrier USS Lincoln and a bomber task force to the Middle East. Intelligence reports suggest that Iran is preparing to attack U.S. forces in the region. David Martin reports. CBS
VOA VIEW: Iran is playing with fire.
An escalation of U.S.-China trade tensions could deal a severe blow to California's ports and economy, potentially putting at risk thousands of jobs. CNBC
VOA VIEW: The left will be hurt the most.
Tariffs on $200 billion in Chinese goods are set to increase to 25% on Friday, but the U.S. could reconsider the move if it sees progress in the talks. CNBC
VOA VIEW: China will lose big.

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A New York effort to enable the release of President Donald Trump's state tax returns is inching closer to becoming law. CNN
VOA VIEW: An illegal law if passed.
House Democrats are pushing forward on their investigations into President Donald Trump's finances — an area they feel special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation did not fully probe — adding additional senior-level investigative staffers and preparing to go to court to enforce their subpoenas. CNN
VOA VIEW: Good luck.
A Philadelphia city commission says it's investigating an event last month at which Muslim children were captured on video speaking in Arabic about beheadings and the liberation of one of Jerusalem's most sensitive holy sites. FOX News
The country's immigration enforcement agency has announced a new partnership in Florida to allow some sheriff deputies to serve warrants on behalf of the federal government. FOX News
VOA VIEW: Smart and good move.
A top border patrol official said Monday on “Fox & Friends” that facilities intended to house migrants and illegal immigrant detainees were “not designed to handle [the] type of flow” being seen along the Mexican border. FOX News
More than 80% of Israelis say the country’s achievements outweigh its failures. Jerusalem Post
VOA VIEW: Positive accomplishments are a good thing.
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Monday the United States has seen activity from Iran that indicated a possible "escalation," one day after the United States said it would send a carrier strike group to the Middle East to counter a "credible threat by Iranian regime forces." Reuters
VOA VIEW: Iran should wake up before it's too late.
China backtracked on substantial commitments it had made during trade talks with the United States, prompting President Donald Trump to impose additional tariffs on Chinese goods slated to go into effect on Friday, top U.S. trade officials said on Monday. Reuters
Israel and Palestinian groups in Gaza reached a cease-fire Monday after a weekend in which hundreds of missiles were fired between the two sides and more than two dozen people in Gaza were killed. UPI
Civil rights and corporate accountability activist groups encouraged Facebook shareholders not to vote to keep CEO Mark Zuckerberg as chairman of the board, citing his majority voting rights and past privacy problems. UPI
VOA VIEW: Zuckerberg has more power than those who want to oust him - but Facebook should be regulated.

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