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The military hardware is being put into place for the "Salute to America." The president has promised a "show of a lifetime" in Washington to mark the Fourth of July. Major Garrett has the details. CBS
VOA VIEW: A fun time for America.
Ahead of President Donald Trump's planned 4th of July festivities in Washington, military vehicles were spotted on the National Mall.        USA Today
VOA VIEW: A great show.
Federal officials are scrambling to finalize plans for the president’s “Salute to America,” which will include jet flyovers, expanded fireworks and a special VIP section for a Trump speech at the Lincoln Memorial. Washington Post

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With U.S. military armored vehicles parked nearby, workers set up a red-carpeted stage on Wednesday for President Donald Trump's planned July Fourth speech, as critics accused him of hijacking a nonpartisan celebration of America's Independence Day. Reuters
An appeals court on Wednesday upheld a freeze on Pentagon money to build a border wall with Mexico, casting doubt on President Donald Trump's ability to make good on ... Las Vegas Sun
VOA VIEW: Liberal court fools are causing crises.
A coalition led by the attorneys general of Illinois and New York has filed a legal brief urging the U.S. Supreme Court to ban discrimination based on ... Las Vegas Sun
Drawing on the idealism of former President John F. Kennedy, Peter Buttigieg is asking Americans what they can do for their country — through national service. Navy vet Buttigieg, one of a number of Democratic presidential candidates stumping through the first-voting state of Iowa during the Fourth of July weekend, proposed “A New Call to... New York Post
VOA VIEW: A big fool.
President Trump on Wednesday punched back at Iranian President Hassan Rouhani after he defiantly declared that his country would increase the level of enriched uranium by “any amount we want,” rejecting pleas from European powers to uphold the terms of the 2015 nuclear deal. “Iran has just issued a New Warning. New York Post
President Trump dismissed the Democrats who exposed often-squalid conditions at detention facilities for illegal immigrants on the southern border as “Just Pols” — and said the best way to fix the humanitarian crisis was to tell the migrants to stay home. “Our Border Patrol people are not hospital workers, doctors or nurses. New York Post
VOA VIEW: Grants should stay home - it's best for all.

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Almost half of female cadets at the US Coast Guard Academy said they were sexually harassed, and about one in eight women reported experiencing unwanted sexual contact, according to a Pentagon survey released Wednesday. New York Post
Mr. Trump’s statements come after weeks of public backlash and allegations over how the Border Patrol cares for detained migrants. New York Times
Campaigning began on Thursday for Japan's July 21 upper house election, with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's ruling bloc expected to keep a majority but perhaps with fewer seats, clouding hopes of achieving his goal of revising the pacifist constitution. Rueters
Jussie Smollett wants the lawsuit that the city of Chicago filed against him moved from state court to federal court. The motion filed Wednesday and released to the media by Smollett’s representatives comes after the city sued the actor in April for the cost of investigating his allegations that he was a […] Seattle Times
VOA VIEW: What makes the case a federal issue?

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While speaking in Iowa, Harris invoked her record as prosecutor, saying that she had gone after a number of groups that have "preyed" on Americans.        USA Today
VOA VIEW: Harris is an idiot.
A truck driver is facing charges after federal authorities say he attempted to smuggle 33 migrants into the U.S. via a hot trailer through the Arizona desert. U.S. Customs and Border Protection said the 37-year-old Mexican driver was arrested Tuesday shortly following the discovery of the ... Washington Times
VOA VIEW: Sad!
Democratic presidential contender Beto O'Rourke said Wednesday that the 1776 Betsy Ross flag has become a symbol of white nationalism. The former House member from El Paso, Texas, made the remark while stumping at the Iowa Veterans Home in Marshalltown, where he also praised Nike for pulling the flag design ... Washington Times
VOA VIEW: O'Rourke is an idiot.

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Prominent conservatives called Wednesday for Facebook to crack down on the left-wing anarchist group antifa in the aftermath of last weekend's attack in Portland on Oregon journalist Andy Ngo. The 20 leaders, led by Media Research Center president Brent Bozell, urged Facebook to "live up to its own standards when ... Washington Times
President Donald Trump’s Fourth of July celebration will feature $750,000 of donated fireworks from an Ohio retailer who has lobbied the White House against tariffs. ABC
VOA VIEW: So - the lobby did not pay off.
Washington Gov. Jay Inslee called President Donald Trump’s planned Fourth of July celebration a self-aggrandizing partisan event which misuses public funds. ABC
VOA VIEW: Libs deny reality.
In the aftermath of two 737 Max crashes, Boeing has pledged $100 million over multiple years to help with living expenses for families of the people killed. The payout will also go to support education and hardship expenses in impacted communities. Kris Van Cleave reports. CBS
Judy Shelton favors an economic policy that the U.S. abandoned in 1971 and that most economists say is antiquated. CBS

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Assistant Attorney General Joseph Hunt says "there may be a legally available path" under last week's Supreme Court decision that blocked the question, at least temporarily. CNBC
VOA VIEW: It would be great, if possible.
Sen. Kamala Harris is seeing a wave of enthusiasm from donors who had no interest in backing her before she took on former Vice President Joe Biden during last week's debate. Since the debate, potential new financiers are looking to meet with her. CNBC
A federal appeals court ruled on Wednesday that Amazon can be held liable for for defective goods that third-party vendors sell on its site. CNBC

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President Donald Trump on Wednesday called news reports that the Commerce Department would drop its plans to ask people if they are U.S. citizens on the 2020 census "fake." CNBC
In a major reversal, the Justice Department told a federal judge in Maryland on Wednesday that it has been "instructed to examine whether there is a path forward consistent with the Supreme Court's decision, that would allow us to include the citizenship question on the census." CNN
Former acting Immigration and Customs Director Ron Vitiello defended President Donald Trump's response to the influx of migrants at the southern border in an exclusive interview with CNN's Wolf Blitzer. CNN
The Supreme Court, led by Chief Justice John Roberts, dropped two rulings on the last day of the term. CNN's Jessica Schneider has the details on their decisions to continue allowing partisan gerrymandering and block a citizenship question on the 2020 census. CNN
VOA VIEW: Roberts is shady.
CNN's Jake Tapper questioned 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Mayor Pete Buttigieg about his campaign contributors after he raised an eye-catching $24.8 million in the second quarter of 2019. CNN
A Confederate Civil War memorial covered by a black tarp in front of the Dallas convention center must stay in place for now. FOX News
Navy SEAL Eddie Gallagher will have his rank reduced and is sentenced to four months of confinement, which he has already served, for posing with the body of a dead ISIS fighter. FOX News
VOA VIEW: Good!
Netanyahu's comments came after he convened a security cabinet meeting at the IDF Gaza Division headquarters to discuss the situation in the Gaza Strip. Jerusalem Post
U.S. President Donald Trump warned Iran on Wednesday against making threats that can "come back to bite you like nobody has been bitten before," after Tehran announced it would breach a 2015 nuclear deal. Reuters
VOA VIEW: Iran should wise up.
A federal judge on Wednesday temporarily blocked Ohio's so-called "heartbeat" abortion bill one week before it was supposed to go into effect. UPI
The Trump administration's threat of immigration raids after the Fourth of July has prompted a surge of fear in minority communities across the country. UPI
VOA VIEW: Potential illegals should take heed and not break US immigration laws.
The Pentagon on Wednesday condemned weekend missile tests by China in the contested South China Sea. UPI
VOA VIEW: China should be careful.

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