President Donald Trump says the "future of American Freedom" lies with the men and women who are willing to defend it, as it did when America was founded. That's according to the speech Trump plans to deliver Thursday at the Lincoln Memorial during a special "Salute to America" ... Washington Times
VOA VIEW: GOD Bless America.
A soggy crowd filed to the Lincoln Memorial grounds for President Donald Trump's "Salute to America" on Thursday as supporters praised his celebration of U.S. military clout and protesters assailed ... Las Vegas Sun
VOA VIEW: As we should and will do.
The ground shook lightly in Las Vegas and Pahrump, according to the National Weather Service. Las Vegas Fire & Rescue said there were no reports of damage ... Las Vegas Sun


Vice President Joe Biden attempted to explain away his sputtering debate response to questions about his opposition to federally mandated busing Thursday by claiming the attacks surprised him. “It came out of nowhere,” the longtime politician told reporters in Iowa at an Independence Day parade. “It didn’t seem to be something at all consistent with... New York Post
VOA VIEW: The political fight will be nasty.
Authoritarian Russian President Vladimir Putin and New York Mayor Bill de Blasio have things in common: Both men have met Pope Francis, and both seem to have trouble showing up for important meetings on time. According to reports, Putin had his third meeting with His Holiness on the Fourth of July — and was late... New York Post
President Trump on Thursday slammed Rep. Justin Amash as a “total loser” — cheering the Michigan lawmaker’s decision to quit the GOP. “Great news for the Republican Party as one of the dumbest & most disloyal men in Congress is ‘quitting’ the Party. No Collusion, No Obstruction!” Trump tweeted hours after the 39-year-old libertarian announced his... New York Post
VOA VIEW: Goodbye - good riddance.
The Supreme Court agreed to hear the defendants’ appeal, suggesting that the justices could wipe away a powerful statute. New York Times
Immigrants avoiding deportation by living in houses of worship received notices that they would be fined, the latest measure taken in an ongoing crackdown. New York Times
VOA VIEW: There is no substitute for zero tolerance.
ICE is not the SS or the Gestapo. But it has concerning similarities. New York Times
VOA VIEW: Cortez is nuts, fool and idiot.


The U.S. government filed a motion on Wednesday asking for the dismissal of a lawsuit by Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei Technologies Co Ltd that claimed the United States had acted illegally when it blacklisted Huawei's products. Rueters
A new public broadside by North Korean officials against U.S.-backed sanctions highlights the tough road ahead as negotiators prepare for talks in the wake of Sunday's meeting between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. Rueters
VOA VIEW: North Korea should not make demands - Trump should take a hard stand.
An audience member in Iowa decided to offer Pete Buttigieg a possible solution to racial controversy in South Bend by suggesting black residents should stop committing crime.        USA Today
VOA VIEW: Buttigieg should give up - he is a loser.
Fox host Lou Dobbs drew a backlash on Twitter after he made a post calling American military generals 'snowflakes' on Independence Day.        USA Today
VOA VIEW: If true, Dobbs is finished.

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A civil rights group immediately filed a lawsuit to block the law, which requires those convicted of felonies to repay all fines and fees associated with their sentences. Washington Post
The quake's epicenter was near Searles Valley in the Mojave Desert. ABC
VOA VIEW: Big unexpected problem they can't blame Trump.
More than 750 pounds of "dangerous illegal" fireworks were seized from a single residence in California ahead of the Fourth of July holiday, authorities said. ABC


The 13-panel, 1,600-square foot mural contains images of white pioneers standing over the body of a Native American and slaves working at Washington's Mount Vernon estate in Virginia CBS
VOA VIEW: Liberal fools.
The illustrated humor magazine will still be available in comic shops and through mail to subscribers — but after its fall issue it will just reprint previously published material CBS
Justin Amash says modern politics "is trapped in a partisan death spiral" CBS
VOA VIEW: Goodbye - good riddance.
Sen. Kamala Harris said that busing students should be considered by school districts trying to desegregate their locations — not the federal mandate she appeared to support last week. CNBC
VOA VIEW: Harris is an idiot.
The diplomatic spat between China and the United Kingdom spilled into the open this week, after Beijing criticized the British government for "gross interference" in the Hong Kong protests. CNBC
VOA VIEW: China should wise up

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The debate over desegregation busing continues to reverberate in the 2020 Democratic presidential race one week after the first debate. CNN
VOA VIEW: Dems are going to have a major fight.
The Trump administration is facing "limited paths forward" as lawyers explore options for adding a controversial citizenship question to the 2020 census after the Supreme Court ruled against it last week, a source familiar with ongoing discussions told CNN on Thursday. CNN
VOA VIEW: Time will tell.
Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J., ventured into Mexico Wednesday to meet with migrants attempting to seek asylum in the United States. FOX News
VOA VIEW: Booker is a fool and idiot.

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Authorities in Portland, Ore., called for laws that would ban masks at demonstrations, allow police to videotape protests and give the city greater control over protests by groups with a history of violence.  FOX News
VOA VIEW: No group should cover their faces in the street.
Iran summons UK ambassador over incident off Gibraltar as tensions escalate over nuclear dealRoyal Marines have helped seize an Iranian supertanker suspected of carrying oil to Syria off the coast of Gibraltar, escalating tensions between the UK and Tehran as the agreement aimed at halting Iran’s nuclear programme unravels.A detachment of nearly 30 British troops working with the Gibraltarian police intercepted the vessel, believed to be carrying 2m barrels of oil, in a dramatic manoeuvre Spain said had been conducted at the request of the US. Guardian
The survey also showed that 90% of surveyed Palestinians do not trust the US administration. Jerusalem Post
President Donald Trump, facing renewed criticism from Democrats and activists over his handling of a migrant crisis on the U.S.- Mexico border, said in a Twitter post on Wednesday that immigrants unhappy with conditions at detention centers should be told "not to come." Reuters
VOA VIEW: Good point.
The Venezuelan authorities should take immediate steps to halt widespread rights violations being perpetrated against the country’s people and work to resolve “this all-consuming crisis”, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights said on Thursday. UN News
Defense analysts say Trump's decision to display the military may be a response to the perceived lessening of U.S. influence globally -- as other countries display their military might. UPI
VOA VIEW: Why not?
The Trump administration is working to determine a way to include a citizenship question on the 2020 Census after a federal judge gave them until 2 p.m. Friday to resolve the issue. UPI
VOA VIEW: Hopefully, they can.

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