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South Korea said Thursday it will terminate an intelligence-sharing deal with Japan that focused on classified information about North Korea, a surprise announcement that is likely to set back U.S. efforts to bolster security cooperation with ... Las Vegas Sun
VOA VIEW: A mess between two US close friends.
Former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper said Thursday that he will run for the U.S. Senate, becoming the immediate front-runner in a crowded Democratic field vying for the right to ... Las Vegas Sun
Republicans have ripped Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez for calling the Electoral College a racist “scam” that favors mostly white and rural states at the expense of those with large minority populations. The 29-year-old freshman lawmaker wants to eliminate the current system in favor of electing the president through a popular vote, which would shift power to... New York Post
VOA VIEW: One of the craziest positions.

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“Convicted felons” may be getting a makeover in San Francisco. Under a new resolution by the city’s Board of Supervisors — which voted to use “person-first” language in the criminal justice system — they’ll be referred to as “justice-involved persons,”  the San Francisco Chronicle reported. The guidelines nix other terms too, such as  “prisoner,” “convict”... New York Post
VOA VIEW: Mad stupidity.
Previously undisclosed documents reveal a sweeping effort by top officials and lawyers to oust the longtime head of the N.R.A. Not only has he remained, but he continues to influence the president. New York Times
A federal appeals court declared that members of the Electoral College could choose whomever they wanted regardless of a state’s popular vote winner. New York Times
VOA VIEW: Crazy!
North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho said on Friday Pyongyang is ready for both dialogue and confrontation with the United States, warning Washington that continuing with sanctions would be a miscalculation, according to state media KCNA. Rueters
VOA VIEW: NK is making a serious mistake.
Hong Kong braced on Friday for further demonstrations and a "stress test" of the city's international airport at the weekend, as nearly three months of anti-government protests showed no sign of abating. Rueters
Republican pressure on Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to run for the U.S. Senate next year to help keep the party's majority intact is coming up against President Donald Trump's hope of keeping one of his most trusted aides in his administration. Rueters
VOA VIEW: Good point.

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Anderson Cooper brought Ivanka Trump into his analysis of President Donald Trump's recent remarks about Jewish Americans.        USA Today
VOA VIEW: Coopers is a fool.
Maher is firing back after the Democratic politician from Michigan suggested a potential boycott of his show.        USA Today
VOA VIEW: Liberal Maher is taking a stand.
President Trump is responsible for the most anti-LGBTQ administration in modern history, according to the Center for American Progress' Winnie Stachelberg, whose assertion astounds openly gay conservative activist Charles Moran. "Are you kidding me?" said Mr. Moran, national spokesman for the Log Cabin Republicans. "When [President] Bill Clinton signed 'don't ... Washington Times
From fiery protests outside detention centers in Texas, New Jersey and Rhode Island to a blockade of an Amazon store in New York, a fledgling coalition of liberal Jewish groups is speaking out against the Trump administration's immigration policies ABC
VOA VIEW: Liberal false propaganda.

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Former White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders, who once sparred with journalists, has decided to join them at Fox News ABC
VOA VIEW: Good!
United States envoy and the Taliban resume negotiations on ending America's longest war ABC
VOA VIEW: A possibility.
By October of 2020, travelers won't be able to board a flight without a REAL ID or alternative identification. At airports across the U.S., TSA officers are reminding customers. CBS
VOA VIEW: Good - all will be safer.

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The clock is ticking for consumers to get a REAL ID compliant form of identification to board a flight in the U.S. CBS
Kudlow also said that he still expected Chinese negotiators to meet with Trump administration officials in Washington in September to continue trade talks. CNBC
VOA VIEW: Good!
As President Donald Trump has rotated between controversies for the last few days, two of his top advisers have been notably publicly absent -- again. CNN
VOA VIEW: CNN has nothing to offer, so they bring out an innuendo.
CNN's Don Lemon and Chris Cuomo think about how President Trump prepared before referring to himself as the "chosen one" while speaking on his role in the ongoing trade war between the US and China. CNN
VOA VIEW: Again, CNN false propaganda.
Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg criticizes President Donald Trump for his reversal on legislation for firearm background checks. CNN
VOA VIEW: A nobody wants to be someone.

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French president tells Boris Johnson he must present concrete proposals for UK exitEmmanuel Macron has described the Irish backstop as “indispensable” to a Brexit deal and urged Boris Johnson to set out his proposed alternatives as soon as possible, as he met the British prime minister in Paris.The French president told Johnson on Thursday that the EU would like “visibility” on London’s concrete proposals for the UK’s withdrawal from the EU within a month, echoing language used by the German chancellor, Angela Merkel, on Wednesday. Guardian
Second infiltration attempt into Israel by an armed Palestinian in a week Jerusalem Post
Presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders unveiled a climate change strategy on Thursday that would mobilize $16.3 trillion to help the U.S. generate 100% of its electricity from renewable energy by 2030 and achieve "full decarbonization" by 2050. Reuters
VOA VIEW: A total fool.

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The White House will not move forward with plans to cut billions of dollars in foreign aid, U.S. officials said on Thursday, after an outcry from Congress about what was seen as an attempt to sidestep lawmakers' authority over government spending. Reuters
President Donald Trump will highlight U.S. economic policies under his stewardship at meetings with other G7 leaders this weekend in France and encourage allies to follow the American model to stave off problems with the global economy, officials said. Reuters
VOA VIEW: Makes sense.
Ukraine's president backed leading European powers on Thursday in opposing the readmission of Russia to the Group of Seven advanced economies, saying Moscow still occupied Crimea and was frustrating peace in eastern Ukraine. Reuters
A new study indicates people who consider themselves either atheist or agnostic are generally more knowledgeable about religion than those who are spiritual, but claim no particular faith. UPI

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