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Following two mass shootings over the weekend, President Donald Trump called on federal authorities Monday to do a better job identifying violent extremists in the U.S. But that won't be easy ... Las Vegas Sun
VOA VIEW: What more can be said or proposed?
Uruguay and Venezuela are warning their citizens to exercise caution in the United States after a string of mass shootings. LA Times
VOA VIEW: Foolish stupidity.
Some of President Trump’s re-election ads have repeated his inflammatory claims about an “invasion” on the southern border — language that is under scrutiny after the El Paso shooting. New York Times
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Two more victims of a shooting rampage at a Walmart store in El Paso, Texas, died of their wounds on Monday, police said, raising the death toll to 22 in the massacre as U.S. President Donald Trump planned a visit to the stricken community. Rueters
U.S. President Donald Trump is planning to pay a visit to El Paso, Texas, on Wednesday, four days after a mass shooting that is being investigated by authorities as a hate crime left 22 people dead, Mayor Dee Margo said on Monday. Rueters
Amazon currently sells books that preach white supremacist ideologies on its platform, including books that may have influenced the El Paso shooter.
VOA VIEW: Anything for a buck - Amazon shame.
The decision will impose new safeguards on about $8.3 billion in HUD disaster mitigation funding, according to senior government officials. Washington Post
Now tragedy at Walmart is part of the iconography of our domestic war zones. Washington Post
For the fourth time in less than two weeks, North Korea has fired projectiles into the Sea of Japan, a U.S. official said. ABC
VOA VIEW: Trump has to act - NK must realize there will be action and consequences behind their action.
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Cesar Sayoc, the Florida man who mailed more than a dozen pipe bombs to prominent Democrats and CNN, has been sentenced to 20 years years in prison ABC
Beijing pushed down the value of its yuan, escalating the trade conflict. ABC
Mr Trump called for action on mental health while stopping short of expressing support for gun reform. BBC
VOA VIEW: More cannot be said - Except for liberal stupidity.
"White supremacy is not a mental illness. We need to call it what it is: Domestic terrorism," Elizabeth Warren tweeted. "And we need to call out Donald Trump for amplifying these deadly ideologies" CBS
VOA VIEW: Dems are using the tragedy to further this political stupidity.
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In the aftermath of the mass shootings in El Paso, attention is turning to where hate groups spread their message online. Jeff Pegues has more on what the FBI is doing to prevent the next attack. CBS
Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos sold about $990 million worth of stock on Thursday and Friday, bringing total share sales to $2.8 billion over the past week. CNBC
There are three main reasons why this and other major U.S. market selloffs connected to the trade war are overblown, even for the companies and consumers that have more relative China exposure, Jake Novak writes. CNBC
VOA VIEW: Trump is on the right track.
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The Trump administration on Monday designated China a "currency manipulator," after the country's central bank allowed its currency to weaken amid the ongoing trade dispute. CNN
VOA VIEW: China will lose.
Chinese companies have halted purchases of US agricultural products, marking the latest escalation of the trade war between the United States and China. CNN
VOA VIEW: Foolish mistake.
Walmart is one of the largest sellers of guns and ammunition in the world. In the wake of Saturday's horrific mass shooting at one of its stores in El Paso, Texas, gun control advocates are renewing calls for the retailer to stop selling weapons. CNN
VOA VIEW: Walmart will lose big if it does.
Mexican President Andrés Manuel López brador pushed the United States to support gun control legislation on Monday in response to a mass shooting in El Paso, Texas over the weekend that claimed at least 22 lives, including eight Mexican nationals. FOX News
VOA VIEW: Lopez should clean up its act before he tells the US anything.
No-deal Brexit is British PM’s ‘central scenario’, chief Brussels envoy reportedly saysBoris Johnson has no intention of renegotiating the withdrawal agreement and a no-deal Brexit is his “central scenario”, European diplomats have been told, amid hardening evidence in Westminster that the government is expecting to crash out of the EU.Brussels diplomats briefed after a meeting between the prime minister’s chief envoy and senior EU figures in Brussels said that Britain’s refusal to compromise was understood to have been clear to those attending. Guardian
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Concerns over full-scale currency war as Trump renews attack on ChinaFinancial markets around the world have fallen sharply amid growing fears that the US-China trade dispute could escalate into a full-scale currency war, with damaging consequences for the world economy.The roots of the dispute come from US president Donald Trump’s “America first” project to protect the US’ position as the world’s leading economy, while encouraging businesses to hire more workers in the US and to manufacture their products there. Guardian
Former MK Michael Oren: Delegation is part of Democrats fight for the "soul of the party.” Jerusalem Post
The Twitter attack came one day after two mass shootings struck the United States, killing and maiming dozens of people in Ohio and Texas. Jerusalem Post
VOA VIEW: Tlaib is an idiot.
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President Donald Trump on Monday proposed tighter monitoring of the internet, mental health reform and wider use of the death penalty in response to two mass shootings over the weekend that killed 31 people in Texas and Ohio. Reuters
VOA VIEW: What else can be said?
U.S. President Donald Trump is planning to pay a visit to El Paso, Texas, on Wednesday, four days after a mass shooting that is being investigated by authorities as a hate crime left 22 people dead, Mayor Dee Margo said on Monday. Reuters
An explosion and fire at a Russian ammunition depot prompted the evacuation of thousands of people from a nearby Siberian town, state-run media reported Monday. UPI
The owner of GateHouse Media agreed to purchase Gannett, the publisher of USA Today, in a deal worth about $1.38 billion, both companies announced Monday. UPI
VOA VIEW: USA is a worthless paper.
The new appointed leader of Puerto Rico now faces a lawsuit from the Senate in San Juan, which says his ascension to the island's top post is unconstitutional. UPI
Now that the U.S. has left the 32-year-old Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty, Russia is ready to open discussions on a potential successor to avoid an arms race, Kremlin President Vladimir Putin said Monday. UPI
VOA VIEW: Putin is getting scared.
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