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The threat of impeachment hangs over the White House, but it also vexes House Democrats wary of taking next steps against President Donald Trump without broader public support. Leading Democrats provided a snapshot Sunday of the party wrestling with the impeachment questions posed by special counsel... Baltimore Sun
VOA VIEW: You can't get broad public support when Trump is doing a good job.
The baby avocados in Enrique Bautista's vast orchard in western Mexico will grow to maturity, eventually, and be shipped out of Mexico. What remains to be seen is how many of those green gems will reach consumers in the United States if President Donald Trump makes good on his promise to slap duties... Baltimore Sun
VOA VIEW: Mexico better wakeup.
The U.S. Justice Department is readying an investigation of Google's business practices and whether they violate antitrust law, according to news reports. The search giant was fined a record $2.72 billion by European regulators in 2017 for abusing its dominance of the online search market. Baltimore Sun
VOA VIEW: Good!

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President Trump’s dramatic threat to slap tariffs on all Mexican imports until Mexico does more to block migrants from entering the U.S. sends a powerful message to his political supporters, bringing together his signature nationalist issues of trade and immigration in one bombshell initiative.... LA Times
VOA VIEW: No risk, a big win.
As the Democratic presidential candidates descend on California this weekend for the state party convention, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders is pivoting off his fundraising success in the state to flex some organizational muscle. The Sanders campaign is uniquely positioned to compete in California... LA Times
VOA VIEW: Sanders can't win - America is not ready for a socialist.
South Florida’s hurricane forecasters and emergency managers keep getting better at their jobs. They are “shrinking the cone of uncertainty,’’ sharpening track forecasts and giving people more time to prepare. Miami Herald
VOA VIEW: Get ready when there is a warning.
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez ​hopped over the counter to get to the Queens Pride Parade​ Sunday — turning to cold medicines to get her out of bed after initially calling in sick. “Couldn’t let this suit go to waste. Thanks to some extra rest, medicine + vaporu we were able to rally + join... New York Post
VOA VIEW: AOC is an idiot.
​Sen. Chuck Schumer on Sunday called on​ the Federal Communications Commission to ​review ​whether internet providers are providing the broadband speed they're advertising and not ripping off their customers. New York Post
The family of Elaine Chao, the transportation secretary, has forged high-level political connections not only in the United States but also in China, where their shipping business has prospered. New York Times
VOA VIEW: In a hard place.

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A Sunday town hall with Senator Kirsten Gillibrand was another sign of Fox News’s ability to influence the Democratic primary, despite a ban by party leaders. New York Times
VOA VIEW: Gillibrand sounded like a fool.
Mexican and U.S. officials were preparing on Sunday for upcoming talks aimed at averting a major trade clash after U.S. President Donald Trump vowed to impose punitive tariffs on all Mexican goods in an intensifying dispute over migration. Rueters
VOA VIEW: Mexico will lose.
Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said on Sunday that Mexico is a friend of the American people and that he wants to continue being friends with his U.S. counterpart Donald Trump. Rueters
VOA VIEW: A smart move.
Services like YouTube, Google Cloud and G Suite are being affected, while #YouTubeDOWN is trending on Twitter.         USA Today

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If we limit our immigration to only those with high skills, we become the land of second opportunity, only for those privileged to get an education.         USA Today
VOA VIEW: Yes!
The federal government has wasted hundreds of billions of dollars over several decades by building its information technology from scratch rather than buying off-the-shelf systems, public watchdog groups say. "Fundamentally, history has shown that the federal government is woefully lacking for processing tech innovations for themselves because they operate on ... Washington Times
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - The Alabama Department of Corrections turned over documents to the Department of Justice for an ongoing investigation related to "use of force and sexual abuse by staff," according to a court document filed last week. Justice Department lawyers wrote in a Thursday court filing that Alabama ... Washington Times

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Critics say red-light cameras are unconstitutional, increase traffic accidents. ABC
VOA VIEW: Good!
The White House weighed in on president Trump's previous comments ahead of trip to the UK. ABC
VOA VIEW: Fake news.
EU risks losing its influence and very essence as a unified bloc, Francis says. ABC
An out-of-control cruise ship in Italy crashed into a dock and tourist on a busy Venice canal Sunday, injuring multiple people. ABC
The US president will meet members of the Royal Family on Monday and political leaders on Tuesday. BBC

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Any presidential visit presents a massive security challenge. President Trump's London visit will be no different. Protesters are expected to fill the streets of London during Mr. Trump's visit, which presents special challenges for the army of security experts determined to protect him. Charlie D'Agata reports. CBS
Google Cloud is relied on by a variety of large-scale companies, including Weight Watchers, PayPal and Target CBS
VOA VIEW: Google has gotten too big.
"Mexico is sending a big delegation to talk about the Border. Problem is, they've been 'talking' for 25 years. We want action, not talk," Trump wrote in a post on Twitter. CNBC
VOA VIEW: Talk is cheap.

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Despite the U.S.-China trade war, analysts say there are plenty of quality companies to invest in. CNBC
While House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has seemed to tamp down plans for impeachment, some Democratic presidential candidates sharpened their arguments for moving forward with impeachment proceedings at CNN's town halls. CNN's Manu Raju reports. CNN
VOA VIEW: Fools believe in impeachment.
President Donald Trump on Sunday made an unannounced stop at a church in Virginia in the wake of a mass shooting that left 12 people dead in Virginia Beach. CNN
The lone winning ticket for Saturday night's $344.6 million Powerball jackpot was purchased in North Carolina, lottery officials confirmed Sunday. FOX News
A former West Virginia official who made headlines in 2016 for calling then-First Lady Michelle Obama an "ape in heels" has been sentenced to jail for embezzlement.  FOX News
VOA VIEW: A fool.
US ambassador’s suggestion that NHS should be ‘on the table’ in future negotiations sparks alarmDonald Trump will land in the UK on Monday amid anger over comments made by his ambassador suggesting the NHS should be “on the table” in future trade negotiations.His visit also came as cabinet ministers vying for the Tory leadership suggested they could tear up plans for the Chinese tech giant Huawei to build parts of the UK’s 5G network, after the ambassador, Woody Johnson, warned it was “a big risk”. Guardian
The row over a fake Nancy Pelosi video shows platforms are no longer disruptors, but incumbents, gatekeepers and publishersIn the first three months of 2019, Facebook removed about 2bn fake accounts from its servers. This is roughly equivalent to all the legitimate accounts the company has on its platform. The figures are in one sense incomparable: legitimate accounts on social media are (at least supposedly) real people.Fake accounts can be proliferated at such volume and speed, and removed as quickly, because they are both auto-generated and auto-deleted. In other words, robots arguing with each other, and the Facebook robots prevailing. Guardian
VOA VIEW: A major danger of mind control.
Mexico's president is expected to score comfortable election wins on Sunday in the first test of his popularity since taking office, despite a weak economy, rampant violence and troubled relations with his U.S. counterpart Donald Trump. Reuters
The United States is prepared to engage with Iran without pre-conditions about its nuclear program but needs to see the country behaving like "a normal nation", U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Sunday. Reuters
VOA VIEW: Iran is foolish.
China and the United States clashed again this weekend on trade and security, accusing each other of destabilizing the region and potentially the world. Reuters
VOA VIEW: China should act right.
The Federal Reserve is convening experts to discuss overhauling how the world's most powerful central bank manages the U.S. economy. Reuters
Google experienced outages related to its Google Cloud services online, leaving several web platforms and applications down on Sunday afternoon. UPI
White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney said Sunday that President Donald Trump is "absolutely deadly serious" about imposing new tariffs on Mexico. UPI
VOA VIEW: Good!
China blamed the United States for the breakdown of trade negotiations between the two largest economies in the world in a white paper released Sunday. UPI
VOA VIEW: China better wakeup.
North Korea says it is cultivating oversized "superior peaches" and hailed the development in its agriculture as a success on Sunday UPI

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