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U.S. President Donald Trump said on Friday Mexico's government had reached a deal with the United States to avert a tariff war by pledging to take "strong measures" to contain migration of mostly Central Americans crossing the southern U.S. border. Rueters
VOA VIEW: Trump won - sorry Dems.
Flying a gay pride rainbow flag over the Wisconsin state Capitol for the first time Friday drew backlash from conservatives, including a pair of state lawmakers, who said it was divisive, while Democrats hailed it as a sign of inclusivity. The flag flap erupted after Democratic Gov. Tony Evers... Baltimore Sun
VOA VIEW: Politics is sad.
Federal regulators voted Thursday to give phone companies the right to block unwanted calls without getting customers' permission first. The Federal Communications Commission's move could make call-blocking widespread and help consumers dodge annoying robocalls. The agency expects phone companies... Baltimore Sun
VOA VIEW: All ways need to be blocked.

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Facebook said Friday it has stopped letting its apps come pre-installed on smartphones sold by Huawei in order to comply with U.S. restrictions, a move that deals a fresh blow to the Chinese tech giant. The social network said it has suspended providing software for Huawei to put on ... Las Vegas Sun
VOA VIEW: A good start.
Director Spike Lee is calling for Hollywood production companies to leave Georgia over a law that would ban abortions as early as six weeks, upon detection of a fetal heartbeat. Most studios that have commented have said they're waiting to see if ... Las Vegas Sun
VOA VIEW: Lee is an idiot.
The Supreme Court is set to rule this month on two issues that could shape political power in the decade ahead — and also shape perceptions of Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. and the court he leads. With the court’s term coming down to its final weeks, the justices are due to decide on the constitutionality... LA Times
VOA VIEW: Let's see if conservative Supremes can do the right thing - pun intended.
Catrena Norris Carter is a bundle of conflicting impulses. As a black woman, she’s delighted with Kamala Harris’ presidential bid. As a liberal activist, she’s thrilled with Elizabeth Warren’s groaning board of progressive policy proposals. But as someone consumed with defeating President Trump,... LA Times
VOA VIEW: Black voters are fools for voting for Dems, who gave them nothing but promises.
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez — who just criticized Joe Biden for waffling on abortion rights — has herself voted for legislation that restricts government funding of abortions. Ocasio-Cortez (D-Queens/Bronx) voted on Jan. 9 for an appropriations bill that included restrictions for abortion coverage under federal employees’ health insurance plans. New York Post
VOA VIEW: AOC is an idiot.
A raft of election-security legislation faces opposition from the Senate majority leader, but House Democrats are readying hearings and votes to raise the pressure. New York Times
VOA VIEW: Good!

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The president decided that the one thing missing from the capital’s celebration was himself. New York Times
U.S. President Donald Trump said on Friday that he has indefinitely suspended the threat of tariffs against Mexico after reaching "a signed agreement" on immigration. Rueters
VOA VIEW: The liberal fools lost, again.
Federal officials are planning to open three emergency shelters this month to house approximately 3,000 to 4,000 unaccompanied children who have migrated across the U.S. border, part of an effort to ensure children do not languish in crowded jails. The shelters are expected to be located on two U.S. military bases and at […] Seattle Times
President Donald Trump signed the D-Day proclamation at the top. Other world leaders signed at the bottom, as is customary.        USA Today
VOA VIEW: America made the difference, again.

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The Agriculture Department has pushed to weaken school nutrition standards. But a new study found that after those standards were tightened in 2010, there was greater participation in meal programs at schools with the highest healthy food standards while food waste was little changed. Washington Post
Thousands of disabled veterans are owed millions in repayments after government overcharges for home loans. ABC
VOA VIEW: Vets should not be cheated.
Pentagon warns Turkey it has until July 31 to not buy Russian missiles or it won't get the F-35 stealth fighter. ABC
VOA VIEW: Good move.

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The U.S. will turn an apartment complex once used by oil field workers in south Texas into an emergency shelter for 1,600 migrant kids who arrive alone at the border. ABC
But Theresa May will remain UK prime minister until a new party leader is elected. BBC
"NASA should NOT be talking about going to the Moon," Trump tweeted. "We did that 50 years ago. They should be focused on the much bigger things we are doing, including Mars (of which the Moon is a part), Defense and Science!" CNBC
Now that the company is public, CEO Dara Khosrowshahi says he has more time to be involved in the day-to-day operations of Uber's core businesses. CNBC
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
VOA VIEW: The Republicans may be better for what they see as a loss.

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Former Vice President Joe Biden says he now wants to repeal a ban on federal funds being used for abortion, reversing his position on the Hyde Amendment the day after he was attacked by his 2020 Democratic rivals over his position. CNN
VOA VIEW: Biden showed his first weakness, there will be more.
New lawyers for the leader of a Mexico-based megachurch charged with human trafficking and child rape say remarks by California's attorney general may have tainted a potential jury. FOX News
The U.S. House Oversight Committee plans to vote next week on holding Attorney General William Barr and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross in contempt of Congress for stonewalling a probe into an alleged scheme to politicize the 2020 U.S. Census. Reuters
VOA VIEW: Fools.

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U.S. job growth slowed sharply in May and wages rose less than expected, raising fears that a loss of momentum in economic activity could be spreading to the labor market, which could put pressure on the Federal Reserve to cut interest rates this year. Reuters
Walmart Inc Chief Executive Doug McMillon said on Friday the retailer was concerned that fresh produce prices would rise if tariffs are placed on imports from Mexico. Reuters
VOA VIEW: Trump will prevail.
The U.S. Treasury on Friday announced new sanctions on Iran's largest petrochemical company and its subsidiaries over its financial support to the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps UPI
The U.S. Army announced it will reallocate its marketing, advertising and recruiting funds following an internal audit. UPI

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