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He clapped back — with a lawsuit. Former Assemblyman Dov Hikind sued Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on Tuesday for blocking him on Twitter. Hikind claims in a lawsuit filed in Brooklyn federal court that the freshman congresswoman prevented him from viewing her account because of “opinions he expressed” about her in replies on the social media... New York Post
VOA VIEW: What goes around, comes around.
The National Hurricane Center said Tuesday that there's an 80% chance a tropical depression will form this week in the Gulf of Mexico.
The 9/11 first responders health bill will get a full House vote Friday – and is expected to pass overwhelmingly. House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) announced the scheduled vote Tuesday via tweet. “The heroes who ran into harm’s way that day deserve swift action,” New York Post
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Federal investigators exploring the start of the Russia probe grilled the author of a controversial “dossier” that alleged election meddling and possible collusion with President Trump’s campaign — and learned enough to extend the investigation. Three lawyers from the Justice Department’s Inspector General’s office had a sitdown in early June with author Christopher Steele in... New York Post
VOA VIEW: Much will be coming out that Dems won't like.
The decision may have broader implications for how the First Amendment applies to officials’ accounts in the social-media era. New York Times
New Orleans cannot make a landowner take down a mural of infamous quotes recorded when Donald Trump was on “Access Hollywood” in 2005 because the city’s mural regulations violate freedom of speech, a federal judge ruled Tuesday. Judge Martin Feldman ruled the day after he heard arguments about landowner Neal Morris’ Seattle Times
VOA VIEW: Liberals don't like the truth be known.
Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., introduces bill that would prevent federal funding for the 2026 men's World Cup unless there's equal pay for women's team.
VOA VIEW: What's wrong with equal completion?
Brushing aside Sen. Kamala D. Harris's complaints, Senate Republicans on Tuesday approved a new judge for the federal appeals court with jurisdiction over California, further narrowing Democrats' edge on the famously liberal court. Daniel Bress was approved on a 53-45 vote. Washington Times
VOA VIEW: Good - Dems don't like the facts.
California has become the first state to offer taxpayer-funded health benefits to adults living in the country illegally. Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom signed a bill into law on Tuesday that makes low-income adults age 25 and younger eligible for the state's Medicaid program regardless of their immigration ... Washington Times
VOA VIEW: This means CA must be fat with money.
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Mexico's National Human Rights Commission says 85% of the country's human trafficking victims between 2012 and 2017 were women and girls. The commission's definition covers a range of 26 crimes from sexual and labor exploitation to organ trafficking. It found more than 5,200 victims in documented ... Washington Times
Former Vice President Joe Biden and his wife, Dr. Jill Biden reported more than $15 million in income since leaving the White House in early 2017, newly released tax retu ABC
VOA VIEW: At least $5M a year is not jump-change.
The Secret Service has issued a new report identifying trends and warning signs from the 27 mass attacks in 2018 that it says Americans should be wary of. ABC
VOA VIEW: The US is a target for the left and wanting.
Tom Steyer, the billionaire liberal activist who earlier this year said he would not pursue the Democratic nomination for president, reversed course on Tuesday. ABC
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U.S. authorities turned back or apprehended more than 104,000 migrants along the southern border last month — a precipitous, 28% drop from May CBS
VOA VIEW: Mexico is doing a little and Trump is proving he means business.
Epstein reached a plea deal with Acosta's office that allowed Epstein to avoid federal charges when Acosta was U.S. attorney in Florida CBS
The move means the U.S. is sending asylum seekers to an area in Mexico that the State Department warns Americans not to travel to because of high crime rates CBS
VOA VIEW: Trying to enter the US illegally is foolish.
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The state's new expanded background check law would require Walmart to conduct checks on guns it doesn't sell CBS
The DOJ previously said that a new team of attorneys would take over the case, but did not specify a reason for the change. CNBC
VOA VIEW: A major dilemma.
Facebook's David Marcus said the company needs governments, central banks and regulators involved to properly launch its Libra cryptocurrency. CNBC
Insurer and hospital stocks fell ahead of a legal showdown over the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act before a three-judge federal appeals court. CNBC
The two Republican-appointed judges on the appeals panel hearing a Trump-backed challenge to Obamacare -- a majority of the three-judge panel -- suggested Tuesday that they might side with a lower court judge who said last year that the whole law should be struck down. CNN
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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell reiterated Tuesday he opposes paying reparations for slavery and said that his position has not been altered by a recent report that his relatives were slave holders. CNN
VOA VIEW: McConnell is a better man.
Retired Lt. Col. Amy McGrath, the Marine Corps veteran and fighter pilot who lost her race as a Democrat for Kentucky's Sixth Congressional District in 2018, will now challenge Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell for his Senate seat. CNN
Bret Baier has argued that the Trump administration will continue to push for inclusion of the controversial citizenship question on the 2020 census, despite being thwarted by the Supreme Court last week. FOX News
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An upstate New York clerk plans to file a federal lawsuit Tuesday against a new state law that grants driver's licenses for illegal immigrants. FOX News
Hunt accuses rival Johnson of putting ambition before country in head-to-head Tory leadership debateBoris Johnson and Jeremy Hunt escalated the blue-on-blue warfare in Tuesday night’s televised debate, trading blows on which potential prime minister could see through a no-deal Brexit, as Hunt repeatedly emphasised his rival’s refusal to answer questions.The bitter back-and-forth, which will raise questions over whether Hunt could serve in a Johnson government after the aspersions he cast on his rival, saw the foreign secretary accuse Johnson of putting personal ambition above the welfare of the country. Guardian
US commerce secretary pulls out of trade talks as president calls envoy ‘very stupid’Transatlantic tensions over the British ambassador’s leaked criticisms of Donald Trump have grown into a diplomatic crisis after the US president attacked Sir Kim Darroch as “a pompous fool” and his commerce secretary postponed planned trade talks with Liam Fox.A day after Trump said he would no longer deal with Darroch following the release of UK diplomatic memos calling him “incompetent”, “inept” and “insecure”, he used his Twitter feed to attack the diplomat, who he described as “wacky” and “very stupid”. Guardian
VOA VIEW: May was foolish.
U.S. President Donald Trump's administration on Tuesday threatened he would veto a massive defense bill being considered by the House of Representatives, saying it provides less money than he wants for the military and disagreeing with some of its policy provisions. Reuters
U.S. and Chinese trade officials held a "constructive" phone conversation on Tuesday, White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow said, marking a new round of talks after the world's two largest economies agreed to a truce in a year-long trade war. Reuters
VOA VIEW: China better wise up fast.
U.S. prosecutors have canceled plans to call President Donald Trump's former national security adviser Michael Flynn as witness in a trial involving Flynn's former business partner - an abrupt change that raises questions about Flynn's cooperation with the government and its impact on his sentencing. Reuters
South Korea is introducing a bilateral trade dispute with Japan as an urgent item for the agenda of the World Trade Organization's Council on Trade in Goods. UPI
North Korea has created new health supplements containing lactic acid bacteria, state propaganda said Tuesday. UPI
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu personally viewed a squadron of F-35 fighter jets Tuesday, and warned Iran the state-of-the-art aircraft can fly anywhere in the Middle East. UPI
VOA VIEW: Iran would be wise to fear the US and Israel.
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