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Beto O'Rourke will formally rejoin the presidential race on Thursday, resuming a campaign that has been suspended for nearly two weeks with what he promises will be a ... Las Vegas Sun
VOA VIEW: It would be smarter to walk away.
Nancy Pelosi on Wednesday taunted Mitch McConnell, using the nickname “Moscow Mitch” while lambasting the Senate majority leader for blocking bills to promote gun safety and protect US elections from foreign meddling. “We all want to invest in building our democracy and saving it from any enemies foreign and domestic, so we’ve sent our legislation... New York Post
VOA VIEW: Pelosi is mad.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi issued a warning to the United Kingdom Wednesday amid talks of a free trade deal with the US after Britain departs the European Union. The top-ranking House Democrat issued a statement reiterating her opposition to any free trade agreement that disrupts the Good Friday Agreement, calling it “the bedrock of peace... New York Post
VOA VIEW: Pelosi has lost her mind.

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The Trump administration’s new means-testing rule is an attempt to change the profile of the American immigrant. No more is the U.S. a place that welcomes the poor. New York Times
VOA VIEW: America First is a good stand.
The protesters, for the most part, are not terrorists or even radicals. But they are a threat to his monopoly on power. New York Times
VOA VIEW: XI would be smart to back off.
Letters and other personal writings reveal what motivated the publicity-shy heiress whose money created, and still fuels, the crusade. New York Times
As financial markets tumbled over concerns about international trade, President Trump took to Twitter to defend his tariff war with China        USA Today
VOA VIEW: Trump should keep the tariffs in place and even build on them.
Kamala Harris' decision to focus on white nationalists comes at a moment when there's been a growing push to enact red flag laws.        USA Today
VOA VIEW: That would be against the Constitution.
The FBI dismissed claims by two former intelligence community inspector general employees who claimed China may have hacked Hillary Clinton's private server, according to a report released Wednesday by two Republican senators. The two intelligence community watchdogs said they discovered an anomaly in Ms. Clinton's emails while conducting a review ... Washington Times
VOA VIEW: The entire Hillary and Obama connection will be interesting.

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Global economy data apparently triggered drop in Dow Jones Industrial Average. ABC
VOA VIEW: The Dems will foolishly blame Trump.
Conservation experts and environmental advocates are sounding the alarms on the Trump administration’s latest move to weaken the law that protects endangered species. ABC
Ford is recalling over 108,000 midsize cars in North America to fix a problem that could stop the seat belts from holding people in a crash ABC
VOA VIEW: A Ford bad.
Police said the situation was still "active" and advised people to avoid the area CBS

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If successful, Trump Tower's new address would be: "725 President Barack H. Obama Avenue, New York, NY 10022" CBS
VOA VIEW: Foolish talk.
A new report says that Facebook paid outside contractors to transcribe users' personal audio clips without their knowledge. CNET senior producer Dan Patterson joins CBSN with the latest. CBS
VOA VIEW: Facebook needs to be regulated.
Republican Rep. Steve King of Iowa questioned on Wednesday whether there would be any population left on Earth if not for rape and incest. CNN
VOA VIEW: Stupid!

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In an interview with CNN on Monday, Sen. Kamala Harris argued that President Donald Trump has failed to deliver on his promises to workers. And she issued a dire warning about autoworkers' jobs in particular. CNN
VOA VIEW: Harris is on her last desperate ploy.
South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg criticized the Trump administration for missing "the point" after the acting director of US Citizenship and Immigration Services Director made tweaks to the famous poem on the State of Liberty and said it was "referring back to people coming from Europe where they had class-based societies." CNN
VOA VIEW: Buttigieg is playing his last hand.
Labour leader claims Johnson has no mandate for no-deal Brexit and calls for caretaker government Jeremy Corbyn has called on rebel Tories and opposition leaders to stop a no-deal Brexit by ousting Boris Johnson as prime minister and allowing Labour to form a caretaker government until a general election.The Labour leader proposed that he should lead a temporary administration on a “strictly time-limited” basis with the aim of calling a general election. Guardian
In 2014, Merkel’s government committed her country's defense budget at a NATO conference in Wales to increase its expenditure to 2% by 2024. Her broken promise has created intense friction. Jerusalem Post
VOA VIEW: Germany is making a foolish mistake.
The celebrity lawyer will defend the brothers of Joseph in November at New York’s Temple Emanu-El. In the Bible, Joseph’s brothers kidnap and sell him into slavery because they are jealous of him. Jerusalem Post

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Mexico's government on Wednesday amplified its assertion that the Aug. 3 mass shooting in El Paso, Texas, was an act of terrorism against Mexicans, urging the United States to ensure the attack was designated as such. Reuters
VOA VIEW: Mexico has no standing to make demands.
China said on Wednesday Hong Kong's protest movement had reached "near terrorism" and more street clashes followed ugly scenes the previous day when protesters set upon men they suspected of being government sympathizers. Reuters
VOA VIEW: China would be wise to stand down.
The United States is "deeply concerned" about Chinese paramilitary movement along the Hong Kong border, a U.S. State Department spokeswoman said on Wednesday, while warning that continued erosion of the territory's autonomy put at risk the preferential status it enjoys under U.S. law. Reuters
VOA VIEW: China would not be wise in starting a bigger mess.

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Explosions in a Baghdad munitions depot this week were said by a former Iraqi minister to be deliberate and the fault of Israel. UPI
Bahrain signed a contract to purchase the Patriot missile defense system, Raytheon announced, marking the start of contract negotiations with the U.S. government on the number of systems and missiles to be sold. UPI

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