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It was an opportunity the Trump reelection campaign couldn’t refuse. President Trump’s 2020 campaign wasted no time Tuesday in selling “Fredo Unhinged” T-shirts to piggyback on the controversy over CNN anchor Chris Cuomo’s unhinged viral video rant. For $34, Trump supporters can get a T-shirt with unflattering screen grabs of the host from the video... New York Post
VOA VIEW: Good for Trump.
YouTube pulled a video clip of CNN host Chris Cuomo freaking out after a man called him “Fredo” — but quickly put it back up after a pointed message from President Trump. “Put it back up. We are living with a Rigged & Fake Media!” the commander in chief tweeted along with a retweet from... New York Post
A Democratic presidential hopeful is fuming over the news that billionaire Tom Steyer already amassed 130,000 unique donors — likely propelling him onto the September debate stage faster than 2020 candidates who have been grinding away on the campaign trail for months. Montana Gov. Steve Bullock spent Tuesday complaining that Steyer had paid his way... New York Post
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The embattled government is torturing members of its own armed forces to retain control of them — and through them, the state. New York Times
VOA VIEW: Maduro would be smart to give up and walk away.
Critics and allies said President Trump’s relative disinterest in human rights and focus on economics have kept him from taking sides between China and the protesters. New York Times
VOA VIEW: Trump is looking bad for staying quiet.
The Trump administration has nationalized the expedited removal process that allows ICE agents to deport people without any approval from a judge.
VOA VIEW: Illegals should fear deportation.
Russian authorities said there was a spike in radiation after a nuclear-powered missile engine apparently exploded there. ABC
VOA VIEW: Russian is playing a dangerous game.
Hong Kong International Airport has canceled all remaining flight departures for the second straight day due to protests. ABC
VOA VIEW: The people may end up the big winner.
The largest union of federal workers announced it's suing the U.S. government in a bid to get it to drop its rules restricting workers from criticizing Trump, candidates. ABC
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Apple shares soar as the US delays imposing tariffs on mobile phones and other items from China. BBC
VOA VIEW: Trump may know better, but the China is on the run.
Police and protesters square up to each other on another day of disruption for passengers. BBC
Federal authorities are investigating the death of Mr Epstein, who was facing sex trafficking charges. BBC
"In 2020, we're running, so you'd better get out there and make sure we win," the president told his crowd at a Pennsylvania plant CBS
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The Senate minority leader will make a formal request to redirect money that would be used to build a border wall CBS
VOA VIEW: Foolish thought.
The rule would make it easier for the government to reject green cards and temporary visas for legal immigrants who use public benefits CBS
VOA VIEW: CA is not going with the major of America.
San Francisco and the county of Santa Clara, California, on Tuesday filed a joint lawsuit against the Trump administration's regulation that makes it harder for immigrants to obtain green cards if they've received or are likely to receive government benefits. CNN
VOA VIEW: Trump will win this battle.
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An off-duty New York City police officer was found dead Tuesday morning of a self-inflicted gunshot wound, becoming the eighth city cop to die by suicide this year, officials said. FOX News
Former chancellor leads group of 20 Tories voicing concernsBoris Johnson has been warned by Philip Hammond that leaving the EU without a deal would be a betrayal of the referendum result, as the former chancellor led a group of 20 Conservatives making clear their opposition to crashing out on 31 October. Related: Hammond plots with Labour to kill Johnson’s no-deal Brexit plan Guardian
Many African Americans have difficulty accumulating savings in part because they lack access to mainstream financial services like banking, a new study on the contributing factors to the U.S. racial wealth gap by McKinsey & Co found on Tuesday. Reuters
VOA VIEW: Liberal deception.
U.S. and European stocks jumped, the dollar strengthened and Treasury prices rose on Tuesday after the United States said it would delay tariffs on some Chinese products, easing concerns that a protracted trade war would harm global growth. Reuters
The British territory of Gibraltar will not yet release an Iranian oil tanker seized by Royal Marines in the Mediterranean despite an Iranian report that it could do so on Tuesday, an official Gibraltar source said. Reuters
VOA VIEW: Time will tell.
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The Kremlin boasted on Tuesday it was winning the race to develop new cutting edge nuclear weapons despite a mysterious rocket accident last week in northern Russia that caused a temporary spike in radiation levels. Reuters
VOA VIEW: Foolish thought.
The United States believes last week's deadly explosion in Russia was associated with the Kremlin's hypersonic cruise missile program, a senior Trump administration official said on Tuesday. Reuters
Media companies Viacom and CBS agreed to a merger on Tuesday, combining their entertainment assets. UPI
VOA VIEW: CBS has lost ratings.
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A tropical disturbance over the eastern Pacific has a 70 percent chance of development into this weekend and may travel close enough to Hawaii to have some impact next week. UPI
Julián Castro, a Democratic candidate for president, plans to release a television ad Wednesday on Fox News connecting President Donald Trump to the mass shooting in El Paso, Texas. UPI
VOA VIEW: Waste of time and money.
The Israeli government is staging additional security in Gaza to foil militants' entry to areas near the border, which officials say has happened multiple times in less than two weeks. UPI
The commander of U.S. and NATO forces in Afghanistan denied reports Tuesday that the Pentagon is scaling down operations in the war-torn Middle Eastern nation. UPI
North Korean media is singling out U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi after she expressed opposition to the use of force against protesters in Hong Kong. UPI
VOA VIEW: Pelosi, for a change, may be right.
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