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If the threat of a recession gives you pause when it comes to your personal finances, remember now is a time to prepare, not panic. Worries about the economy increased this week when a fairly reliable recession warning emerged from ... Las Vegas Sun
VOA VIEW: Dems would like to see the US in a recession.
President Trump on Thursday again blamed mental illness for mass shootings in the US — and suggested it was time to build new facilities to house the mentally ill. “Mental illness is somebody that nobody wants to talk about. You know, it’s them, they pull the trigger. The gun doesn’t pull the trigger — they... New York Post
Banning assault weapons in America is gaining support in the wake of the double mass shootings in El Paso and Dayton — even among Republicans. A new Fox News poll found that 67 percent of registered voters surveyed want Congress to outlaw assault rifles and semi-automatic weapons. That’s up from 60 percent in the same... New York Post
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The US attorney in Philadelphia is blaming the city’s left-leaning new district attorney for the jeering mob that taunted cops during a gunman’s wild shootout that left six officers injured Wednesday. DA Larry Krasner has championed a “new culture of disrespect for law enforcement” that led to the anti-cop incidents, top federal prosecutor William M.... New York Post
VOA VIEW: The DA is a cop hater.
US Ambassador to Israel David Friedman on Thursday said Washington “supports and respects” Israel’s decision to bar Reps. Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib from entering the country. The diplomat said in a statement that the boycott movement against Israel “is not free speech.” “Rather, it is no less than economic warfare designed to delegitimize and... New York Post
Hope Hicks, a former aide to President Donald Trump, stood by her testimony Thursday to a House panel despite conflicting documents
When Sen. Bernard Sanders reintroduced his "Medicare for All" bill in the Senate in April, four of his fellow Democratic presidential hopefuls signed on with him, thrilling liberal activists who believed the universal health care proposal was becoming unstoppable. Four months later, Mr. Sanders is looking more and more like ... Washington Times
First Alaska, now Greenland. President Trump has set his sights on America purchasing another ice-covered Arctic territory, the Wall Street Journal reported Thursday. Citing "people familiar with the deliberations," the Journal reported that Mr. Trump has "repeatedly expressed interest" in purchasing the autonomous territory from Denmark. Washington Times
President Trump and the Office of the United States Trade Representative has, in recent months, imposed tariffs on Chinese goods imported into the United States. ABC
VOA VIEW: The Chinese will pay.
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Israel announced it plans to block U.S. Reps. Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib from visiting. ABC
Following shootings at Walmart stores in Texas and Mississippi, some are calling on the chain to stop selling guns. ABC
VOA VIEW: As they should.
China's ambassador to the UK says some politicians think "their hands are still in the colonial days". BBC
VOA VIEW: China should be smart.
The typical white family in America has 10 times as much as the typical black family—and that hurts everyone CBS
VOA VIEW: Foolish thought.
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Maurice Hill, 36, is expected to face multiple charges, including attempted murder and aggravated assault CBS
Multiple people familiar with his plans have said in recent days that Hickenlooper will spend time mulling a possible bid for the U.S. Senate CBS
Japan surpassed China as the largest foreign holder of Treasury securities in June. CNBC
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Equinox's executive chairman Harvey Spevak issued a statement apologizing for the backlash generated by Stephen Ross' association with President Donald Trump. CNBC
The FBI and a Justice Department watchdog are continuing to probe the death of Jeffrey Epstein, a former friend of Presidents Donald Trump and Bill Clinton. CNBC
VOA VIEW: Many questions.
While Congress is on recess, two gun control groups are mobilizing to increase the pressure on senators to pass legislation in the wake of two mass shootings in Dayton, Ohio, and El Paso, Texas, earlier this month. CNN
VOA VIEW: A waste of time and money.
The pressure is on the National Rifle Association from typically friendly corners -- President Donald Trump and Republicans in Congress -- after last week's deadly mass shootings in Ohio and Texas. CNN
VOA VIEW: The NRA is still a force to deal with.
A burning vehicle sending flames raging along a fence can be seen in a new surveillance video obtained by Fox News that shows an attack last month at a local Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detention center in Washington state that the former acting director of the agency said Thursday could have killed "hundreds." FOX News
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A U.S. Marine who was killed during the Battle of Guadalcanal while trying to drag an injured service member out of the line of fire has received the Massachusetts Medal of Liberty. FOX News
Accused sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein was reportedly upbeat and optimistic — or, alternatively, "delusional" — during his final hours alive, with officials contending Epstein gave no indication he'd soon use a confluence of procedural lapses at the lockup as the opportunity he needed to hang himself with a bedsheet Saturday. FOX News
An autopsy on the body of Jeffrey Epstein revealed the convicted sex offender had several broken bones in his neck, including the hyoid bone, according to a report. FOX News
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If Israel lets in the congresswomen, it will lose because they will use every opportunity – at the al-Aqsa Mosque, at the security fence, at a refugee camp – to bash the Jewish state. Jerusalem Post
VOA VIEW: The liberals are crying.
He wrote a letter to Netanyahu with this demand after seeing a brochure by the American Israel Public Affairs Committee. Jerusalem Post
"We urge the government of Israel to reject President Trump’s unprecedented and ill-advised recommendation to deny Congresswomen Ilhan Omar (D-MN) and Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) entry into Israel." Jerusalem Post
VOA VIEW: Dems are losers.
Hong Kong braced for more mass protests over the weekend, even as China warned it could use its power to quell demonstrations and U.S. President Donald Trump urged his Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping, to meet with the protesters to defuse weeks of tensions. Reuters
Democratic presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke said on Thursday he was resuming his campaign with a new sense of focus after a mass shooting in his Texas hometown, while rival John Hickenlooper ended his bid to take on President Donald Trump. Reuters
VOA VIEW: O'Rourke should go hide.
China on Thursday vowed to counter the latest U.S. tariffs on $300 billion of Chinese goods but called on the United States to meet it halfway on a potential trade deal, as U.S. President Donald Trump said any pact would have to be on America's terms. Reuters
VOA VIEW: China would make a bad mistake.
U.S. Representative Ilhan Omar said on Thursday that Israel's decision to block her visit to the country was an "insult to democratic values" and was unsurprising given Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's resistance to peace efforts. Reuters
VOA VIEW: Omar is a fool.
U.S. President Donald Trump said on Thursday he believes China wants to make a trade deal and the trade war with Beijing will be fairly short. Reuters
VOA VIEW: The US will beat China in any war.
The United Nations humanitarian wing launched a new Response Plan (HRP) on Wednesday, that aims to help around 2.6 million people in Venezuela through to the end of the year, almost half of whom are youth. UN News
Democratic presidential candidate Julian Castro introduced a plan Thursday to tax inheritance, raise the capital gains tax rate and provide a tax credit for families. UPI
VOA VIEW: Castro has lost his mind.
Authorities said Thursday that the accused gunman in a Philadelphia standoff that injured six officers had a criminal record, prompting calls for gun control measures. UPI
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