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In a rare confrontation, Republican senators declared deep opposition Tuesday to President Donald Trump's threatened tariffs on all goods coming into the U.S. from Mexico. But it's unclear they have the votes to stop him, and Trump said they'd be "foolish" to try. All sides, including officials... Baltimore Sun
VOA VIEW: Trump is right - GOP Senators could create an enemy they don't want.
Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam announced Tuesday he will summon lawmakers back to the state Capitol this summer to take up a package of gun-control legislation, saying last week's mass shooting in Virginia Beach calls for "votes and laws, not thoughts and prayers." Northam, a Democrat faced with a... Baltimore Sun
VOA VIEW: Foolish kneejerk reaction.
The biggest victims of President Donald Trump's tariffs won't necessarily be Mexicans or Chinese or young urbanites who will have to pay more for avocado toast. Las Vegas Sun
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Chairman Jerome Powell said Tuesday that the Federal Reserve is prepared to respond to the Trump administration's trade conflicts to protect the U.S. economic expansion if it ... Las Vegas Sun
Subtly criticizing President Trump, Sen. Mitt Romney (R-Utah) called on policymakers Tuesday, in his first speech on the Senate floor, to develop a “comprehensive strategy” to respond to China's rapid rise. Romney, who argued that China is poised to become America's “No. 1 geopolitical adversary,”... LA Times
VOA VIEW: A fool that couldn't beat Obama.
ATLANTA – The Trump administration is considering sheltering unaccompanied immigrant children apprehended along the southwest border at Fort Benning, the sprawling Columbus-area military installation, according to the Pentagon and U.S. … Miami Herald
Lawyers for President Donald Trump's 2016 presidential campaign say Special Counsel Robert Mueller's findings should end a lawsuit alleging conspiracy between the campaign and Russia. The arguments on behalf of … Miami Herald
A valedictorian from a Wisconsin Lutheran high school was reportedly blocked by school officials from giving his graduation speech once they learned he planned to use the remarks to come out as gay. “In the rough draft of my speech that I submitted to the administration, I came out in it,” Nat Werth, 18, New York Post
VOA VIEW: A foolish place and time to make a statement.
The mayor of a small Alabama town deleted his Facebook account amid public outrage over a hate-filled post where he suggested society should deal with “homosexuals” and “baby killers” by “killing them out.” New York Post
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North Korean leader Kim Jong Un was treated to a massive art performance in Pyongyang as thousands of dancers took part in an elaborate propaganda display — but Kim was not a fan. The despotic leader slammed the creators as having the “wrong spirit” after viewing a mass synchronized gymnastics production that featured flaming hoops,... New York Post
Scot Peterson, a former Broward County sheriff’s deputy, faces charges of neglect of a child, culpable negligence and perjury, the authorities said. New York Times
A debate has emerged over whether federal law enforcement has enough tools to fight racially motivated mass shootings and other attacks. New York Times
The U.S. House of Representatives on Tuesday passed legislation to end the threat of deportation that has long hung over undocumented immigrants known as "Dreamers" who entered the United States when they were children. Rueters
VOA VIEW: The Senate will not back the action.
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The request filed in federal court in Maryland by two advocacy groups said new findings show the Trump administration sought to intentionally discriminate against Latinos and immigrants of color when it added the question. Washington Post
VOA VIEW: Liberal and Dem stupidity.
Acting ICE director Mark Morgan said lack of interior enforcement in the United States has become a “pull factor” for illegal migration. Washington Post
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President Trump called Bette Midler a "washed up psycho" after the singer-actress shared with her Twitter followers a fake quote attributed to Mr. Trump in which he supposedly bashed Fox News and Republicans. In a now-deleted Tweet, Ms. Midler commented upon a fabricated quote in which Mr. Trump "told" People ... Washington Times
VOA VIEW: Midler should shut her mouth.
President Trump called the top Democrat in the Senate a "creep" and accused him of undermining the U.S. in trade negotiations with Mexico, purely from partisan spite. "Can you imagine Cryin' Chuck Schumer saying out loud, for all to hear, that I am bluffing with respect to putting Tariffs on ... Washington Times
House Democrats are planning a series of hearings to showcase Robert Mueller's findings as they hold out hope for the special counsel's testimony. ABC
Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden is pitching a $5 trillion-plus climate action proposal that he says would lead to an economy with a net zero emission of carbon pollution by 2050. ABC
VOA VIEW: A foolish publicity stunt.
The US president promises a “phenomenal” trade deal for the UK after Brexit but refuses to meet Jeremy Corbyn. BBC
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Mounting conflict over tariffs is a serious risk to the world economy, according to the international lender CBS
VOA VIEW: Liberal cowardly hype.
The presidential candidate will attend Walmart's annual meeting to call on the Walton family to "end the greed" CBS
VOA VIEW: Socialist threat.
Computer scientists have been working on some of their underlying technologies for more than half a century — so why can't Apple make Siri work better? Here's where virtual assistants came from and where they go wrong. CNBC
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Brian Ballard, a leading fundraiser in Florida for Trump, has been lobbying members of Trump's administration and Congress on Amazon's behalf to fight back against third party vendors who are selling fake products to their customers. CNBC
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Mitch McConnell and members of the Senate GOP caucus hope Trump will scrap tariffs on Mexico before they have to decide whether to rebuke him. CNBC
VOA VIEW: The GOP should stick together.
Republican senators railed against President Donald Trump's threatened tariffs against Mexico in a private lunch on Tuesday with White House and Justice Department officials, who struggled to explain their legal process for implementing the new levies. CNN
VOA VIEW: Republicans would be wise to stay together.
President Donald Trump says his threatened tariffs are likely to go into effect on Mexico next week. CNN
Congressional Republicans came back to Washington Monday night trying desperately to grapple with how to handle President Donald Trump's threat to slap unilateral tariffs on Mexico. CNN
Members of anti-immigrant and anti-Muslim groups known to protest and harass Christian Arizona churches that aid immigrant families on behalf of the federal government were sued Tuesday by a national organization that monitors extremist and hate groups. FOX News
The United States announced last week that John Bolton, White House national security adviser, would meet his Israeli and Russian counterparts in Jerusalem in June. Jerusalem Post
Pompeo said that strengthening the relations between the US and the Gulf states is "central to what we are trying to accomplish." Jerusalem Post
A former engineering manager used Huawei Technologies Co Ltd trade secrets and lured away 24 of its employees to improperly build his startup company, a lawyer for the Chinese telecommunications firm told a Texas jury on Tuesday. Reuters
VOA VIEW: Huawei cannot be trusted.
The Trump administration on Tuesday imposed heavy new restrictions on U.S. travel to Cuba, including a ban on cruises, in a further bid to pressure the island's Communist government to reform and end its support for Venezuela's embattled President Nicolas Maduro. Reuters
VOA VIEW: Cuba must learn to be a positive force.
U.S. President Donald Trump rowed back comments that Britain's health service could be involved in any future trade deal on Tuesday, after his remark that everything was on the table in talks sparked controversy in Britain. Reuters
Former White House Communications Director Hope Hicks, once a close aide to President Donald Trump, has agreed to turn over documents related to his 2016 election campaign to congressional investigators, a top Democratic lawmaker said on Tuesday. Reuters
VOA VIEW: Campaign documents cannot be held as executive privilege.
North Korea is claiming it has invented a water purifier that can delay the signs of aging and prevent common diseases. UPI
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