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President Donald Trump on Wednesday joined world leaders to praise alliances and military service ahead of the anniversary of the D-Day invasion, just hours after offering no regrets when asked about whether he wished he had been able to serve in the Vietnam War. Trump's comments came in a wide-ranging... Baltimore Sun
VOA VIEW: A honest response.
Wisconsin's Republican-controlled Legislature was poised Wednesday to send four anti-abortion bills to Democratic Gov. Tony Evers, who has vowed to veto all of them. One bill up for final approval in the state Senate addresses the extremely rare occurrence in which a baby is born alive during an... Baltimore Sun
VOA VIEW: The Dem Governor may be helping Republicans.
The Wisconsin Legislature's Republican-controlled budget committee voted Tuesday to stand by its decision to reject Gov. Tony Evers' plan to expand Medicaid, turning down more than $1 billion in federal funding and $324 million in state money savings. Democrats accused Republicans of being fiscally... Baltimore Sun
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Immigrant children in the care of the U.S. government may no longer have access to English-language courses ... Las Vegas Sun
VOA VIEW: That may be an illegal immigration deterrent.
Directly challenging President Donald Trump's use of executive power, Democrats and Republicans in the Senate are banding together to introduce more than a dozen resolutions aimed at ... Las Vegas Sun
Former Vice President Joe Biden broke with his party Wednesday and restated his opposition to using federal money to pay for most abortions, drawing fire from rivals in the 2020 presidential race and sparking the first big intraparty fight of his campaign. Amid confusion about Biden’s stance on... LA Times
VOA VIEW: The infighting will begin.
Lionel Ortega had worked as an engineer for nearly 40 years for the Venezuelan state oil company when he walked off the job last October, defying authorities who demanded he stay and oversee repairs to the crumbling infrastructure that is choking off the lifeblood of the country’s beleaguered government.... LA Times
Someone needs to teach Bill de Blasio the difference between good and evil. The Big Apple mayor suffered an epic Twitter fail Wednesday when he bungled the classic Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde trope while trying to attack front-running Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden on funding for abortions. The presidential longshot attempted to capitalize on... New York Post
VOA VIEW: De Blasio is an idiot.
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez proclaimed on Twitter Wednesday that “Neo-Nazis are getting off the hook,” sharing a video of a back-and-forth she had with FBI leadership over who gets defined as a terrorist. “This hearing was wild,” Ocasio-Cortez said. The New York Democrat questioned Michael McGarrity, the assistant director of the FBI’s Counterterrorism Division,... New York Post
VOA VIEW: AOC is becoming more and more stupid.
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The Republican National Committee piled on ex-veep Joe Biden on Wednesday after revelations that parts of his climate platform had been cribbed from other sources. “Joe Biden has been plagiarizing for longer than I’ve been alive,” RNC chairwoman Ronna McDaniel said on Fox News. During Biden’s ill-fated 1988 presidential campaign, controversy exploded over plagiarized passages... New York Post
VOA VIEW: The truth hurts.
As if in an episode of “The Apprentice,” Mr. Trump evaluated the candidates vying to replace Theresa May as prime minister, as the candidates themselves competed for his favor. New York Times
Donald Trump, arriving in Ireland for the first time as U.S. president on Wednesday, sought to reassure the country that Britain's exit from the European Union would work out fine for its near neighbour. Rueters
When Eric and Donald Trump, Jr. arrived in the one corner of Ireland celebrating their father's first visit as U.S. president, they had one question for the locals: "Does Doonbeg love Trump?" Rueters
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Democratic presidential hopeful Elizabeth Warren on Wednesday criticized U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to impose tariffs on Mexico as "random dart throwing" that lacks a coherent strategy. Rueters
VOA VIEW: Warren speaks and no one understands or cares what she says.
The first question a special federal prosecutor asked a witness Wednesday in an ongoing Hawaii corruption trial: Did you take the mailbox at the home of a now-retired police chief and his wife? “Absolutely not,” answered Gerard Puana. U.S. prosecutors say framing Puana was key to a conspiracy by ex-Honolulu chief Louis […] Seattle Times
The president is also locked in too-close-to-call matchups with six other top-tier Democratic White House hopefuls in the state, according to a new poll.
VOA VIEW: Trump is way ahead in the polls.
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Noting that the notorious prison was located in her district, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez called solitary confinement a "license for gov torture and human rights violations."
VOA VIEW: A foolish statement.
The unusual presidential appearance at the festivities could pose logistical and security challenges. Washington Post
The parade is "poking fun at the identity politics of the left," an organizer wrote on Facebook. Washington Post
VOA VIEW: Turn about is fair play.
WEST POINT, N.Y. (AP) - A cadet is back at West Point after three military judges overturned his conviction for raping a sleeping classmate, citing lack of evidence the sex wasn't consensual. Cadet Jacob Whisenhunt was sentenced to 21 years in prison for raping a fellow cadet in her sleeping ... Washington Times
Authorities say a 23-year-old U.S. citizen who died in a shootout with border inspectors in San Diego was bringing two Chinese men into the country illegally. U.S. Customs and Border Protection said Wednesday that the man fired at officers several times after refusing to pull aside ... Washington Times
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A former Goldman Sachs executive sued the bank for discrimination on Wednesday, saying he was fired after reporting repeated instances of homophobia and discrimination. ABC
VOA VIEW: What is "too gay"?
The Trump administration on Wednesday announced it is suspending the use of fetal tissue in research conducted by government scientists. ABC
VOA VIEW: Few new there was such a use.
Many companies saw Mexico as a manufacturing alternative to China, but they may have moved too soon CBS
VOA VIEW: Let's wait before action is taken.
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Doug McMillon tells shareholders — and presidential candidate Bernie Sanders — that $7.25 an hour clearly is "too low" CBS
The meetings at the White House came days before the 5% tariffs on all Mexican imports were set to kick in. CNBC
VOA VIEW: Mexico will bend.
U.S. airlines bumped travelers at the highest rate since fall 2017 amid the Boeing 737 Max grounding, the Department of Transportation said. CNBC
The US government has obtained intelligence that Saudi Arabia has significantly escalated its ballistic missile program with the help of China, three sources with direct knowledge of the matter said, a development that threatens decades of US efforts to limit missile proliferation in the Middle East. CNN
VOA VIEW: Saudi Arabia cannot be fully trusted.
The US State Department has suspended funding for an organization whose hardline stance against the Iranian regime saw it targeting American journalists, activists and academics whom they didn't consider tough enough on Tehran, according to a State Department spokesperson. CNN
North Carolina's Republican-led House of Representatives failed to override a veto by the state's Democratic governor that kept a bill from becoming law that would require doctors to try to preserve the life of an infant born alive during an attempted abortion. CNN
The U.S. Border Patrol's apprehensions of migrants at the border with Mexico hit their highest level in more than a decade in May and officials warned they don't have the money and resources to care for the surge of parents and children entering the country. FOX News
VOA VIEW: Dems are starting to understand the truth.
Leo Varadkar tells US president Ireland wishes to avoid border or wall after BrexitD-day veterans and world leaders take part in emotional ceremonyDonald Trump has started his visit to Ireland by comparing its post-Brexit border with Northern Ireland to the US border with Mexico, along which he wants to build a permanent wall.Trump, sitting next to a visibly uncomfortable taoiseach, Leo Varadkar, waded into the Brexit debate minutes after Air Force One touched down at Shannon airport on Wednesday afternoon. Guardian
President Donald Trump said on Wednesday that progress was being made in talks with Mexico to stem the flow of migrants to the United States and would continue on Thursday, but unless an agreement can be reached a 5% tariff on Mexican goods would begin on Monday. Reuters
VOA VIEW: Mexico better get it straight.
Major U.S. cruise operators said on Wednesday they will no longer sail to Cuba following the Trump administration's ban on travel to the Caribbean island, angering travelers and prompting worries about trip cancellations and company earnings. Reuters
The U.S. Department of Defense has held talks with Malawi's Mkango Resources Ltd and other rare earth miners across the globe about their supplies of strategic minerals, part of a plan to find diversified reserves outside of China, a department official said on Wednesday. Reuters
The United States experienced a surge of apprehensions at the Southwest border in the month of May, detaining more than 144,000 people. UPI
VOA VIEW: Dems are in trouble.
A digital rights group on Wednesday called on passengers to fly only with airlines that don't use facial recognition technology in an effort to end what it calls an "unethical" practice. UPI
VOA VIEW: It won't work, but most don't care.
The combination of a slow-moving non-tropical storm and a weak tropical disturbance loaded with moisture will unleash torrential rain and raise new concerns for flooding over the south-central U.S. into this weekend. UPI
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