Relentless flooding in the central U.S. on Friday inundated communities and damaged or spilled over levees on three major rivers in two states, and authorities discovered the body of a drowning victim at a Missouri lake. The fast-flowing Arkansas River smashed a 40-foot hole in a levee in rural... Baltimore Sun
VOA VIEW: Bad news.
Pete Buttigieg, one of two Democratic presidential candidates with military service, said national service would become one of the themes of his campaign and that he hopes to make it — if not legally binding — a social norm. While this is certainly not a new issue, it is not one that has traditionally been discussed as much as it should have. Las Vegas Sun
VOA VIEW: Buttigieg is an idiot.
Chanting, clapping and occasionally squabbling among themselves, thousands of Democrats on Saturday turned San Francisco into a festival of dissent aimed at driving President Trump from office. The difference from any other day in this famously liberal bastion was organization and a formal agenda:... LA Times
VOA VIEW: What's new?


Democratic presidential candidates have focused on healthcare, student debt and climate change, but few have given the same level of attention to immigration. That started to change Friday, as the 2020 hopefuls poured into California, where immigration has been a front-and-center issue for decades.... LA Times
VOA VIEW: Sad, but true.
What started out two years ago as an effort by President Trump to wring better terms from China on the nuts-and-bolts of foreign trade now threatens to become a far wider and more ominous confrontation. The conflict continues to be framed as a “trade war” between the world’s two biggest economies... LA Times
VOA VIEW: Liberal fools don't understand the importance of getting China off our backs.
A growing number of House Democrats are eager to start impeachment proceedings against President Trump as his White House rebuffs cooperation with multiple congressional investigations into his finances, his businesses and his administration. The dozens of impeachment supporters are still vastly... LA Times
VOA VIEW: Dems don't want to take back the WH with votes.
President Donald Trump is ruffling feathers in Britain even before he arrives there for a state visit on Monday. Stung by Trump's virtual endorsement of wannabe prime minister Boris Johnson, … Miami Herald
Drumroll, please! Mayor Bill de Blasio got his very first endorsement for president of the United States from … wait for it … the mayor of Orangeburg, SC. That’s right — Orangeburg, population 13,000. Hizzoner had to work hard for the endorsement, making three trips to the tiny southern town before Mayor Michael Butler finally... New York Post
VOA VIEW: Fools like a fool.
Chinese Defense Minister Wei Fenghe criticized the United States on Sunday for its support of an independent Taiwan and for naval operations in the disputed South China Sea, but said conflict or war between the two countries would be a disaster. Rueters
VOA VIEW: The facts that China should understand.


Democratic presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke is heading to northeast Oklahoma to tour communities hit with historic flooding. The former Texas congressman spoke at the Democratic state convention in California on Saturday and had been scheduled to fly home to El Paso, but decided he wanted to see first-hand the damage along […] Seattle Times
VOA VIEW: Beto is totally out of his mind.
Donald Trump should be removed from the office of the president because he is psychologically unfit to uphold his constitutional duties.         USA Today
VOA VIEW: Liberal media stupidity.
According to new U.S. data, about half of the 2,000 unaccompanied minors in custody at Border Patrol facilities have exceed the 72-hour detention limit. Washington Post
VOA VIEW: Stop trying to enter the US illegally is the best solution.
A transgender inmate being held at an Oregon prison for men has been granted new living arrangements. The Oregonian/Oregon Live reports Brandy Hall transitioned to female while in prison after being convicted of sex crimes involving abusing girls in 2007. A complaint filed last year claimed ... Washington Times
VOA VIEW: Madness!

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Applicants must submit social media usernames, email addresses, phone numbers. ABC
VOA VIEW: The more vetted, the safer the applicant.
The chairman of the House Intel Committee Friday directed the heads of U.S. spy agencies keep the committee appraised of whatever William Barr asks for in Russia review. ABC
VOA VIEW: Interesting!
Italy's populist government is blocking plans by former White House adviser Steve Bannon to set up an academy for future populists in a medieval monastery outside of Rome ABC


This week marks the 75th anniversary of D-Day — the invasion that liberated Europe and turned the tide of World War II. More than 160,000 troops stormed the beaches of Normandy in 1944. Mark Phillips reports. CBS
More than a dozen Democratic presidential candidates are attending the California Democratic Convention in San Francisco. They’re being asked about the latest mass shooting in Virginia Beach as well as other pressing issues. CBS
VOA VIEW: Fake promises.
The popular Republican governor is a harsh critic of the president CBS
Samsung and Apple could benefit in the smartphone market after the United States put Huawei on a blacklist that effectively bans U.S. firms from doing business with it. CNBC
Mexico could be ready to step up measures to contain migration in order to reach a deal with the United States. CNBC
VOA VIEW: A smart move.

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Queen Elizabeth II has met with nearly every American President since Dwight Eisenhower during her more than 67 years on the throne. Next week, she'll welcome President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump back to the United Kingdom, this time for a rare state visit. CNN
The US Navy acknowledged Friday that a request had been made regarding the USS John S. McCain in relation to President Donald Trump's visit to Japan, but said the ship ended up remaining in its normal configuration. CNN
London mayor hits out at US president before his state visit to BritainThe mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has compared the language used by Donald Trump to rally his supporters to that of “the fascists of the 20th century” in an explosive intervention before the US president’s state visit to London that begins on Monday.Writing in the Observer, Khan condemned the red-carpet treatment being afforded to Trump who, with his wife Melania, will be a guest of the Queen during his three-day stay, which is expected to provoke massive protests in the capital on Tuesday. Guardian
VOA VIEW: Khan is fool.

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In December, Iran's Guardian Council pressed charges against MP Mahmoud Sadeghi after he accused the council of "financial corruption." Jerusalem Post
U.S. President Donald Trump said Britain should refuse to pay its 39 billion pound EU divorce bill and “walk away” from Brexit talks if Brussels does not give the UK what it wants. Reuters
The U.S. Justice Department is preparing an investigation of Alphabet Inc's Google to determine whether the tech giant broke antitrust law in operating its sprawling online businesses, two sources familiar with the matter said. Reuters
VOA VIEW: Google is too big.
The 2019 Atlantic hurricane season is officially underway and the southwestern Gulf of Mexico is being monitored for potential tropical activity UPI
Hundreds of South Koreans protested outside the U.S. Embassy in Seoul on Saturday, carrying peace signs, banging on drums and demanding the promised peace declaration that would end the Korean War. UPI
America's agricultural exports this year are predicted to fall some $6.3 billion from last year, according to a new report by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. UPI

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