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I was disturbed, watching the second Democratic debate, that the candidates apparently didn’t get it that attacking one another will only benefit President Donald Trump. Las Vegas Sun
VOA VIEW: Dems are taking themselves out.
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich engaged in a put-down battle over her recent visit to the US-Mexico border. “Profoundly vicious, cruel and dishonest,” Gingrich said of the freshman Dem from NYC in a Fox News op-ed. “When you despise American values … lying is perfectly natural.” “Ah yes, now Newt & the... New York Post
VOA VIEW: AOC is an idiot.
Former Vice President Joe Biden spoke out against the violent assault on journalist Andy Ngo. The Democratic presidential candidate “believes violence directed at anyone because of their political opinions is never acceptable, regardless of what those beliefs might be,” a campaign spokesman said in a statement to The Post. New York Post
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At the Essence Festival, Ms. Harris called for $100 billion to help black families buy homes, and Ms. Warren called for new rules for federal contracts. New York Times
VOA VIEW: The race card should not be part of an election.
For some black ministers, abortion is both wrong and understandable. “I cannot guilt her,” one pastor said of his discussions with black women considering ending their pregnancies. New York Times
The Baker v. Carr decision established the historic 'one man, one vote' standard. Now it seems to have been washed away.
Candidate proposes federal grants to pay for down payment and closing costs. ABC
One of the country's most popular tourist attractions is getting renovated. ABC
He wants Iran to renew talk with Western partners by July 15 to calm tensions ABC
VOA VIEW: Macron will accomplish nothing.
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The FAA investigation grew out of allegations by a Delta pilot that the airline retaliated against her for raising safety concerns CBS
The 21 workers fired earlier this year from five clubs asked their former employer to remember all their hard work CBS
Biden gave a sweeping defense of his decades-long public record while also expressing regret for recent comments on past work with segregationists. CNBC
VOA VIEW: Biden is on a defensive.
A magnitude 7.1 earthquake shook Southern California on Friday, triggering fires, buckling part of a highway, damaging buildings but causing few reported injuries. CNBC
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Fed Chair Jerome Powell's two days of congressional testimony is the big event being watched by markets in the week ahead. CNBC
VOA VIEW: A waste of time.
Anyone expecting to see a major reboot in the Biden campaign or a Joe Biden 2.0 just doesn't know the former vice president. He knows what he knows, which isn't everything, and is not likely to refashion his image based on a poll or a debate performance. CNN
Islamic Republic plans to produce uranium at 5% enrichment as tensions with the US buildIran is about to break the terms of its nuclear deal for a second time by announcing plans to enrich uranium beyond the levels allowed under the terms of its 2015 nuclear deal.In an escalation of the dispute over US sanctions, the Iranian chief nuclear negotiator Abbas Araghchi was expected to announce on Sunday that Iran will produce uranium at 5% enrichment, above the cap of 3.67%, according to local reports. Guardian
VOA VIEW: Iran is looking to get hurt.
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Ehud Barak is attempting to face off against a government led by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Jerusalem Post
French President Emmanuel Macron told his Iranian counterpart on Saturday that he was deeply concerned by any further weakening of the 2015 nuclear deal and warned that consequences would inevitably follow any such move. Reuters
The Trump administration on Friday refused to back down over its bid to put a contentious citizenship question on the 2020 U.S. census, meaning a court case will move forward over whether officials were motivated by racial bias in seeking to add it. Reuters
VOA VIEW: Hopefully, Trump will win.
UN Secretary-General António Guterres said on Friday he was “encouraged” by reports of a newly-inked power-sharing deal between the Forces for Freedom and Change – a coalition of opposition and protest groups – and Sudan’s ruling military council. UN News
Iran threatened Britain Saturday for seizing its supertanker, saying the British should be "scared" of Tehran's possible retaliation. UPI
VOA VIEW: Britain is not scared.
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President Donald Trump criticized the Federal Reserve Saturday for raising interest rates, saying the U.S. economy would be "like a rocket ship" if we didn't have to pay unnecessary interest. UPI
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