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The average U.S. price of regular-grade gasoline has dropped 6 cents per gallon (3.8 liters) over the past two weeks to $2.74. Industry analyst Trilby Lundberg of the Lundberg Survey says ... Las Vegas Sun
VOA VIEW: The lower the better for most Americans.
California has some of the toughest gun laws in the nation, including a ban on the type of high-capacity ammunition magazines used in some of the nation's deadliest mass shootings. How long those types of laws will stand is ... Las Vegas Sun
Cuba's fledgling private sector, including cab drivers, tour guides, souvenir sellers and shop owners, is hurting from the Trump administration's travel restrictions on Americans. LA Times
VOA VIEW: Play by rules.

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Trump's ambassador suggests 50,000 American troops stationed in Germany could be moved to Poland — a move that could raise tensions with Russia. LA Times
VOA VIEW: Germany is not playing right.
North Korea on Sunday said Kim Jong Un supervised the launch of a new missile system — after President Trump said he got a letter from the leader apologizing for recent rocket tests and offering to resume nuclear talks. The reclusive regime test-fired two short-range missiles on Saturday that flew about 250 miles before crashing... New York Post
VOA VIEW: Trump should be not fooled by Kim.
Mayor Bill de Blasio pitched his presidential dreams to a crowd of about 15 likely Democratic voters at an event Sunday morning in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. With more than enough empty space to accommodate his 6-foot-5 frame, the quixotic candidate took the floor at Parlor City Pub to a smattering of applause from the sleepy brunch... New York Post
VOA VIEW: De Blasio must realize he is making a fool of himself.
After months of putting the state on the back-burner, Ms. Harris has stepped up her presence in Iowa, spending more days there in recent weeks than she did through June. New York Times
VOA VIEW: Harris is falling like a rock.
Congress has the authority to limit the president’s reckless endangerment of the economy. New York Times
VOA VIEW: Liberal stupidity.
A cavalcade of Democratic presidential hopefuls on Friday tried to turn a few precious minutes before Iowa voters into the momentum needed to catapult their campaigns in the pivotal state. Rueters
VOA VIEW: Their going nowhere.

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Southbound, illegal trafficking of U.S. weapons fuels nearly all of Mexico's skyrocketing violence, according to law enforcement officials San Diego Tribune
VOA VIEW: Foolish!
Mexico’s government has auctioned off the mansion of a Chinese-Mexican businessman facing drug trafficking charges. Video posted on the website of the newspaper El Universal shows the Mexico City mansion selling for $5.25 million (102 million pesos), slightly above the minimum asking price of $5 million. The mansion belonged to suspected […] Seattle Times
Universal Pictures is canceling the release of "The Hunt" – a film that President Donald Trump seemingly criticized earlier this week.        USA Today
VOA VIEW: A trash liberal movie.
Guards on Jeffrey Epstein's unit were working extreme overtime shifts to make up for staffing shortages the night of his apparent suicide, a person familiar with the jail's operations tells The Associated Press. The person familiar with the Metropolitan Correctional Center's operations told The Associated Press on ... Washington Times

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The Department of Justice announced the arrest of 67 sex traffickers across the country as part of a broader federal law enforcement initiative. ABC
VOA VIEW: Good!
Clashes erupt between Muslim worshippers and Israeli police at a major Jerusalem holy site ABC
VOA VIEW: Dumb move by Muslims.
Sen. Michael Bennet of Colorado, a moderate Democrat, is casting himself as a pragmatic and restrained alternative to President Trump CBS
VOA VIEW: American are sick of Bennet.

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"President Trump and nobody else wants to see people mowed down and killed," Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders said on "Face the Nation" CBS
Gillibrand, one of seven Democratic senators running for president, vowed to carry out a concerted crackdown on white supremacist groups if elected CBS
VOA VIEW: As if they haven't.
"For the last 3 years I have fully supported this President," Scaramucci tweeted Sunday morning. "Recently he has said things that divide the country in a way that is unacceptable. So I didn't pass the 100% litmus test. Eventually he turns on everyone and soon it will be you and then the entire country." Scaramucci's Sunday tweet comes after Trump appeared to be angry with the former White House communications director for calling the President's recent visits to the grief-stricken cities of El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio, following two mass shootings a "catastrophe." The President responded late Saturday by ridiculing Scaramucci, who worked for the Trump administration for 11 days in July 2017, for his short stint in the Trump administration. to be the next ambassador to Russia? CNN
VOA VIEW: Scaramucci has proven to be a traitor.
Joe Biden twice on Saturday said he met with students who survived the mass shooting in Parkland, Florida, when he was vice president. But the Parkland shooting took place in February 2018, a little more than a year after Biden left office.  CNN
VOA VIEW: Biden has difficulty is remembering his name.
CNN's Jake Tapper asks 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke if he believes it is racist for Americans to vote for President Donald Trump in the 2020 election. CNN
VOA VIEW: O'Rourke is a race baiter.

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A Florida man was arrested Friday for posting a threatening message on social media that said he was going to have his semi-automatic rifle returned and shoppers should avoid Walmart, authorities said. FOX News
A Michigan police officer has been placed on administrative leave after a would-be homebuyer allegedly found a framed application to the Ku Klux Klan along with Confederate flags while touring the cop's home. FOX News
Democratic presidential contenders Beto O'Rourke and Cory Booker slammed U.S. President Donald Trump on Sunday for promoting unfounded conspiracy theories about the apparent suicide of disgraced financier Jeffrey Epstein in his New York jail cell. Reuters
VOA VIEW: Dem fools.

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John Bolton, U.S. President Donald Trump’s national security adviser, arrived in London on Sunday for talks at which he is expected to urge Britain to toughen its stance on Iran and Chinese telecommunications firm Huawei. Reuters
VOA VIEW: A good position.
A North Korean official threatened Sunday to exclude South Korea from future negotiations with the United States over ongoing joint military drills between Seoul and Washington, D.C. UPI
The leaders of a bipartisan U.S. congressional delegation visiting Israel welcomed plans by Democratic Reps. Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar to visit the country. UPI
VOA VIEW: They should not be allowed in Israel.

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