The Atlanta City Council voted to ban smoking in restaurants, bars, the airport, places of employment and other public places in the city. Atlanta Journal
The impromptu nature of President Trump’s forays into foreign policy led to another display of showmanship with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, but it also exposed divisions within the administration and uncertainty about its goals. LA Times
VOA VIEW: Liberal media wishful thinking.
The Supreme Court, despite the emergence of a new conservative majority, ended its annual term last week signaling an inclination to go slow, but spring a few surprises. The court did not move aggressively to the right, as many Democrats and liberal activists feared and many abortion foes had fervently... LA Times
VOA VIEW: A little disappointment.


Former Vice President Joe Biden defended his record on busing black students and desegregation Friday, after a contentious exchange with Sen. Kamala Harris at the Democratic debate the night before. LA Times
VOA VIEW: The gloves are off.
Under a policy set to take effect Sunday, the U.S. government could strip young immigrants of their status as unaccompanied minors, causing them to lose special protections when they apply for asylum and making them more likely to be deported. The plan is laid out in an internal memorandum sent... LA Times
The funds will be directed to cash-strapped federal agencies tasked with caring for migrant refugees detained at the southern border. New York Post
An emergency hazmat crew investigated the facility and at least two workers were monitored for possible exposure, but neither showed symptoms, fire officials told the outlet. New York Post
President Trump on Monday ripped Gov. Andrew Cuomo and New York’s current and former attorneys general — complaining that they were investigating his businesses only “to make me look as bad as possible.” “It is very hard and expensive to live in New York. Governor Andrew Cuomo uses his Attorney General as a bludgeoning tool... New York Post
VOA VIEW: A shameful act of power against Trump.
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo on Monday ordered the U.S. Department of Financial Services to investigate reports that state-regulated advertisers were using Facebook Inc's advertising platform in a discriminatory manner. Rueters
VOA VIEW: Facebook must be regulated.


President Donald Trump said on Monday that trade talks with China were under way and any deal would need to be somewhat tilted in favor of the United States. Rueters
VOA VIEW: As it should be.
California’s governor vowed on Monday to continue expanding taxpayer funded health benefits to adults living in the country illegally next year, ensuring the volatile issue will get top billing in the 2020 presidential election as Democrats vying for the nomination woo voters in the country’s most populous state. Seattle Times
VOA VIEW: Illegal immigrants should not have free healthcare.
Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg (BOO’-tuh-juhj) says South Bend will initiate a process open to the public that will examine the city Police Department’s use of force and other policies after the fatal shooting of a black man by a white officer. Seattle Times
VOA VIEW: Use of force should not and cannot tie law enforcement hands.
Colin Kaepernick's flag protests have reportedly taken over the Nike board room. The athletic-apparel giant began shipping out its Air Max 1 USA sneakers to go on sale this week in celebration of the July Fourth holiday, only to ask retailers to return them without explanation, the Wall Street Journal ... Washington Times

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The US embassy in Moscow has accused Russia of refusing to allow a doctor to see Paul Whelan the former Marine held by Russia on espionage charges. ABC
VOA VIEW: If true, Russia better be careful.
A private Facebook group purportedly populated by current and former agents mocks U.S. lawmakers and immigrants with obscene memes ABC
VOA VIEW: Facebook cannot and should not be trusted.
Renewed hopes of a US-China trade deal see investors sell gold, while US stocks hit a fresh record. BBC


Democrats came to Sen. Kamala Harris' defense after Donald Trump Jr. retweeted a conservative commentator, who claimed Harris was "not an American Black." Joe Biden said the "same forces of hatred" led to questions about former President Barack Obama's citizenship. CBS
VOA VIEW: Silly!
Donald Trump made history Sunday when he became the first sitting president to set foot in North Korea. He's now back at the White House, amid questions about what was accomplished on his trip. CBS
VOA VIEW: Dems hate Trump having a successful first.
The economy has now gone 121 months without a recession — the longest period of expansion since the 1850s. But not everyone has benefited from the economic growth. CBS
VOA VIEW: So much for the Dems false predictions.
Trump and Xi had agreed during a bilateral meeting at the summit in Osaka, Japan, to hold off on imposing new tariffs on each other's goods. CNBC
The gloves are off and a new chapter in the long race for the Democratic presidential nomination is on. CNN
VOA VIEW: CNN hates the truth that Dems are cutting each others throats.

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CNN's Brian Stelter looks at how Fox News' coverage of North Korea, and meeting with its leader Kim Jong Un, has changed during the Trump presidency. CNN
VOA VIEW: CNN hates being in the back.
President Donald Trump said Monday his administration is "looking at" delaying the 2020 census after the Supreme Court last week blocked the administration from adding a question about citizenship status on the decennial survey. CNN
An attorney for decorated Navy SEAL Edward "Eddie" Gallagher argued Monday that his client was a subject of "fixation" by military prosecutors and claimed the case against Gallagher had "huge gaping holes." FOX News

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Officers move to disperse crowds after breakaway group stormed parliament buildingHong Kong police have fired teargas at demonstrators and moved to disperse crowds after protesters stormed the legislative council building and raised the territory’s former colonial flag on the 22nd anniversary of its handover to China.The dramatic scenes came after a peaceful march of half a million people made its way through other parts of the city as its deepest political crisis in two decades showed no sign of abating. Guardian
Ex-London mayor says knife crime must be tackled as he continues Tory leadership bidConservative leadership frontrunner Boris Johnson has said he would increase stop and search powers in a bid to tackle rising knife crime in the UK.Answering questions from Tory members over the phone, Johnson admitted extra funding was needed to support police in order to beat the “nightmare” issue. Continue reading... Guardian
As Iran surpasses enriched uranium threshold, Europeans scramble for alternative trade channel to stave off complete break. Jerusalem Post
VOA VIEW: Iran should be thinking very hard.
Migrants held at a border patrol station in Texas were being kept in "horrifying" conditions that included psychological abuse and being told to drink out of toilets, Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said after a visit to the facility with other U.S. lawmakers on Monday. Reuters
VOA VIEW: The liberal media darling is acting like the fool she is.
Iran announced on Monday it had amassed more low-enriched uranium than permitted under its 2015 nuclear deal with world powers, drawing a warning from U.S. President Donald Trump that Tehran was "playing with fire." Reuters
VOA VIEW: Iran better be careful.
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and U.S. President Donald Trump agreed at their meeting on Sunday to push forward dialogue for making a new breakthrough in the denuclearization of the Korean peninsula, North Korean state media said on Monday. Reuters
The USS Carney, an Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer, is participating in the 12-day Sea Breeze 2019, hosted by Ukraine, starting Monday. UPI
Purchases of ammunition surged statewide ahead of a new California law that took effect Monday, which requires almost all buyers to go through background checks. UPI
VOA VIEW: Foolish!

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