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Cory Booker speaks about gun safety and legislation at Friendship Baptist Church in Charlotte May 10, 2019. Charlotte Observer
VOA VIEW: Booker is an idiot.
Burgeoning numbers of Cubans are trying to get into the U.S. by way of the Mexican border, creating a big backlog of people waiting on the Mexican side for months for ... Las Vegas Sun
VOA VIEW: Bad move.
Amazon, which is racing to deliver packages faster, is turning to its employees with a proposition: Quit your job and we'll help you start a business delivering Amazon packages. The offer, announced Monday, comes as Amazon seeks to ... Las Vegas Sun
VOA VIEW: Amazon cannot be trusted.

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The Supreme Court on Monday ended a 28-year-old tax suit bought against California by a wealthy inventor who moved to Nevada, issuing a broad ruling that shields states from private lawsuits filed in other states. The 5-4 ruling is both a win for the California Franchise Tax Board and a victory... LA Times
The polls may be middling, the fundraising so-so, but Elizabeth Warren has one key asset in her bid for the Democratic presidential nomination — a campaign plan more clearly defined than that of just about any other candidate. While many of her rivals are recalibrating their strategies and looking... LA Times
VOA VIEW: Warren has no chance of winning.
Eric Trump blasted Mayor Bill de Blasio’s actions as “simply childish” on Monday just hours after hizzoner stormed the Trump Tower lobby to hold a press conference. “The fact that the Mayor of a major city would attack an iconic organization (which employs thousands of hardworking New York taxpayers) for his own political gain is... New York Post
VOA VIEW: De Blasio is an idiot.
Joe Biden said he would be open to breaking up Facebook, a sign of the deep skepticism among many Democratic presidential contenders about the power of massive technology firms. In an interview on Monday with The Associated Press, the former vice president said that dismantling large technology companies is “something we should... New York Post
VOA VIEW: Facebook better get its act together.
Plaintiffs argued that the technology giant had used its monopoly power to raise the prices of iPhone apps. New York Times
VOA VIEW: Good!
President Donald Trump said on Monday that his administration was planning to provide about $15 billion in aid to help U.S. farmers whose products may be targeted with tariffs by China in a deepening trade war. Rueters

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Wall Street's main indexes tumbled on Monday after Beijing announced plans to retaliate with higher tariffs on U.S. goods, raising fears that another round of tit-for-tat measures could push the U.S. economy toward recession. Rueters
WASHINGTON (AP) — Fresh out of his job as deputy attorney general, Rod Rosenstein said Monday that the Justice Department’s investigation into Russian election interference was “justified,” that he would have never allowed anyone to interfere with it and that closing it had not been an option. Seattle Times
VOA VIEW: Rosenstein has to watch what he says.
President Donald Trump says he is adding $1.6 billion to NASA’s budget “so that we can return to Space in a BIG WAY!” Trump announced the decision as part of a series of tweets Monday about tweaks he’s making to his proposed budget. “Under my Administration, we are restoring @NASA to greatness […] Seattle Times
For people without heart disease, a new study found taking low-dose aspirin is associated with an increased risk for bleeding within the skull.         USA Today

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In this trade war, three reasons why the Trump administration may get what it's after, writes Peter D. Johnston, author of 'Negotiating with Giants.'         USA Today
It’s the best way to fight the destructive cycle of addiction and incarceration that doctors, patients and correctional officers often confront. Washington Post
Stone claims court-approved search warrants illegally relied on unproven assumptions. Washington Post
VOA VIEW: Too much unproven issues are being used by courts.

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A 67-year-old Southern California pastor has been charged with molesting children as young as 5 over more than a decade. KABC-TV says John McFarland of Fullerton appeared in court Monday but didn't enter a plea. He's charged with committing lewd and lascivious acts with seven ... Washington Times
VOA VIEW: Celibacy must end.
A senior Palestinian official said the United States denied her application for a visa to travel to the U.S. on Monday in what appears to be the latest sign of escalating American political pressure on Palestinians. Hanan Ashrawi, a top official in the Palestine Liberation Organization and outspoken ... Washington Times
A Northern California jury ordered agribusiness giant Monsanto Co. to pay a combined $2.05 billion to a couple who claimed the company's popular weed killer Roundup Ready caused each of their cancer ABC
VOA VIEW: The amount is too high.
Supreme Court Justices Brett Kavanaugh and Samuel Alito issued highly unusual dueling statements over a death penalty case decided more than a month ago. ABC
VOA VIEW: Interesting - who is right or wrong.
The president repeated claims that the Russia investigation was part of a "coup," an unsubstantiated argument circulated in far-right circles. ABC
VOA VIEW: The anti Trump coup was very real.

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Chinese government's $1 trillion in U.S. debt gives it some economic leverage, but a fire-sale would scorch both ways CBS
VOA VIEW: It would be foolish.
Six months have passed since the "Camp Fire" gutted the town of Paradise, California. The fire killed 85 people, destroyed 19,000 buildings and caused more than $12 billion in damage. Jonathan Vigliotti reports on the psychological toll the fire is taking on some of the youngest victims. CBS
As the trade war heats up, the potential for the Federal Reserve to cut interest rates is rising. CNBC
VOA VIEW: Who cares about the reasons?

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Trump also confirmed that he plans to meet with Chinese President Xi Jinping and Russian President Vladimir Putin at the G-20 summit in Japan in late June. CNBC
VOA VIEW: China should be hit as hard as possible.
Amid President Trump's escalating trade war with China, farmers are bracing for the impact that new tariff hikes will have on products grown and produced in the United States. CNN
Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán returned to the White House for the first time in more than a decade to meet President Trump, despite former Presidents Obama and Bush cutting ties with the leader for his controversial stances on immigration. CNN
A Florida judge ruled Monday that video purporting to show New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft paying for sex acts at a massage parlor is inadmissible at the 77-year-old's forthcoming trial. FOX News
VOA VIEW: Good!
New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy signed legislation Monday to ease restrictions on when childhood sexual abuse victims can seek damages in court, an action that comes after a wave of details last year about the abuse of minors in the Roman Catholic Church. FOX News
VOA VIEW: Long time is hard to defend.
PM facing heavy Commons defeat after party’s right wing warns leadership hopefulsTory leadership candidates from Boris Johnson to Dominic Raab are under pressure from the party’s right to oppose Theresa May’s Brexit deal in any further vote, raising the prospect that she could be defeated by an even bigger margin than previously.May is considering bringing forward the withdrawal agreement bill (WAB) within the next two weeks, but the mood of Conservative MPs is hardening against it once again. Labour is also minded to vote against it at second reading. Continue reading... Guardian
Trump’s hardline stance against China puts Republicans in an awkward position, while Democrats are splitDonald Trump has again defended tariffs as his dogged, often self-contradictory pursuit of a trade war with China put allies and opponents alike in a difficult spot. Related: China hits back at US with tariffs on $60bn of products Continue reading... Guardian
VOA VIEW: Dems has a problem with facts.
"IPIS, the Iranian MFA think tank, hosted a Holocaust denial conference in 2006. Both Germany and the United States condemned the event." Jerusalem Post
Uber Technologies Inc's shares fell 12% on Monday, more than doubling their losses since the ride-hailing giant's poorly received market debut, and its chief executive officer said he expected the stock to remain under pressure in the coming months. Reuters
VOA VIEW: Good!
U.S. President Donald Trump warned on Monday Iran would "suffer greatly" if it targeted U.S. interests after Washington deployed an aircraft carrier and more jet fighters at a time of rising tensions with Tehran. Reuters
VOA VIEW: Iran would be foolish to push this president too far.
Though the $60 billion of retaliatory tariffs China announced Monday includes a long list of foods produced in the United States, industry experts say the impact on U.S. agriculture is difficult to predict. UPI
Facebook said Monday it will move the minimum hourly wage for contract workers and vendors up to $20 -- depending on where in the United States they live. UPI
The Defense Department is seeking new parts suppliers for the F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter to replace those coming from Turkey should it buy a defense system from Russia. UPI

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