This is why he’s New York’s favorite mayor. Presidential hopeful Pete Buttigieg, the mayor of South Bend, Ind., waxed poetic Thursday about the Big Apple as he joined The Post for a stroll across the Brooklyn Bridge and a slice at Grimaldi’s — which, yes, he ate with his hands. “I find this city just... New York Post
VOA VIEW: Buttigieg is an idiot.
Sen. Richard Blumenthal took a shot at the NFL and Commissioner Roger Goodell on Thursday, demanding that the league take a tougher stance on players charged with domestic violence. “The NFL has failed to lead on the issue of domestic violence & sexual assault by its players. These heinous crimes must be taken more seriously... New York Post
VOA VIEW: The NFL should oust Goodell.
A former campaign staffer for then-presidential candidate Donald Trump who accused him of forcibly kissing her during a 2016 campaign rally has decided to drop her lawsuit, according to a report. “I’m fighting against a person with unlimited resources, and repeatedly the judicial system has failed to find fault in his behavior,” Alva Johnson, 44,... New York Post
VOA VIEW: A loser finally lost.


The death toll from Hurricane Dorian in the Bahamas has risen to 23, as search and rescue efforts continue in the archipelago. Bahamian Health Minister Duane Sands, who put the number of fatalities at 20 on Wednesday night, said Thursday that three more had been added to the tally, the Tribune newspaper reported. Dorian struck... New York Post
VOA VIEW: There will be much more.
A Florida landscaper was electrocuted while trimming trees at a local hotel, a medical examiner said Thursday — bringing to four the number of storm-related deaths in the US. The 38-year-old man worked for a company hired by a Naples, Fla., hotel to clear trees in preparation for the storm, which was then bearing down... New York Post
Britain said on Thursday it was concerned and disappointed by Iran's plan to take another step away from a 2015 nuclear deal by starting to develop centrifuges to speed up uranium enrichment. Rueters
VOA VIEW: Iran is going to get a rude awakening.
Trade policy uncertainty driven by the Trump administration's escalating dispute with China means hundreds of billions of dollars in lost U.S. output and as much as $850 billion lost globally through early next year, research published this week by the Federal Reserve suggests. Rueters
VOA VIEW: China will be the biggest loser and the US the biggest winner.
A group of Honduran asylum seekers are building their own migrant shelter in Tijuana because they say there isn't enough room for the thousands of Central Americans being returned to Mexico by the United States. San Diego Tribune
Construction on a Pentagon-funded portion of border fence began this week near Yuma, Arizona, just as federal officials revealed a list of Defense Department projects that will be cut to pay for President Donald Trump's wall. The 30-foot (9-meter) steel fence will be built along the Colorado River ... Washington Times
VOA VIEW: Great for US security.


A Texas man is the first person to be charged under a federal ban on bump stocks, devices that allow a semi-automatic firearm to fire rapidly like a machine gun, the Justice Department said Thursday. Ajay Dhingra, 43, of Houston, came on the radar of the U.S. ... Washington Times
Sens. Gary Peters and Elizabeth Warren asked for more information about Vice President Mike Pence's stay at Trump International Golf Club in Doonbeg, Ireland. ABC
VOA VIEW: Dem stupidity.
Government funding runs out on September 30. The House will take up a stopgap funding measure soon after returning from recess CBS
Yet when it comes to "open-carry" laws, stores walk a fine line between addressing shooting fears and angering patrons CBS
VOA VIEW: Big deal.

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During a town hall on climate change Wednesday, former Vice President Joe Biden was questioned about a fundraiser for his campaign co-hosted by Andrew Goldman, by the co-founder of a natural gas company. Matthias Lehman, digital director for the Sunrise Movement, which advocates for a Green New Deal, joins CBSN to discuss why he finds this "troubling enough." CBS
VOA VIEW: Dems speak with fork tongue.
Swipe left? TechCrunch says more than 400 million unique IDs and phone numbers of Facebook users exposed on a server CBS
VOA VIEW: Fools for trusting Facebook.
More than 200,000 people were without power in South Carolina as Hurricane Dorian lashed the state's coast, and flooding is a major concern in the Charleston area. CBS News correspondent Jamie Yuccas joined CBSN from Charleston with more. CBS
VOA VIEW: A major problem.


British Prime Minister Boris Johnson promised on Thursday he would never delay Britain's exit from the European Union, due on Oct. 31, saying he would rather be "dead in a ditch" than do so. CNBC
Deborah Wahl, who immediately starts her new job, will lead the company's marketing for all of its brands, including Chevrolet, Cadillac and GMC trucks, CEO and Chairman Mary Barra said in a memo to staff Thursday. CNBC
VOA VIEW: GM made a mistake with Barra.
Drugstore chains Walgreens Boots Alliance and CVS Health on Thursday joined Walmart and Kroger in asking shoppers not to openly carry guns in their stores. CNBC
A quarter-point reduction could leave the central bank open to charges that it is tone-deaf about market and economic data signals. CNBC
Hurricane Dorian flooded the streets of Charleston, South Carolina, on Thursday, spawned destructive tornadoes in two states and threatened a whole day of fierce weather. CNN

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President Donald Trump met with with General Motors CEO Mary Barra at the White House Thursday. Her decision to shut four US plants has clearly made him unhappy. CNN
VOA VIEW: A major mistake.
The ‘ultimate deal’ for resolving the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is due to come out after the Israeli elections on 17 SeptemberJason Greenblatt, the Trump administration’s special envoy for Middle East peace, tasked with working on the “ultimate deal” for resolving the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, is to leave the post, it has been announced.Greenblatt may stay in the role until the publication of the long-delayed plan, which is now due to come out some time after Israeli elections on 17 September. However, if those elections bring about the fall of Donald Trump’s close ally, Benjamin Netanyahu, the plan could be shelved indefinitely. Guardian
Johnson started the photo opportunity by saying that he wanted to discuss the two-state solution, while Netanyahu singled out Iran as the main subject of the meeting. Jerusalem Post

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The U.S. Treasury on Thursday said the government should draw up a plan to begin recapitalizing mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, while calling on Congress to pen a comprehensive housing reform that would allow them to be safely freed from government control. Reuters
China and the United States on Thursday agreed to hold high-level talks in early October in Washington, cheering investors hoping for a trade war thaw as new U.S. tariffs on Chinese consumer goods chip away at global growth. Reuters
VOA VIEW: Time will tell what the final outcome will be.
Facebook Inc is teaming up with Microsoft Corp, the Partnership on AI coalition and academics from several universities to launch a contest to better detect deepfakes, the company said in a blog post on Thursday. Reuters
VOA VIEW: They should not be trusted.
With initial assessments indicating that some 76,000 people in the parts of the Bahamas worst-affected by Hurricane Dorian need urgent support, the World Food Programme (WFP) is arranging for eight tons of ready-to-eat meals to be provided – part of a $5.4 million overall funding package. UN News
The number of agricultural acres licensed in 2019 in the United States to grow industrial hemp was four times greater than 2018, a new report said. UPI
VOA VIEW: This may be noted as an easy way out.
Social media giant Facebook launched its long-awaited dating service in the United States on Thursday. UPI
VOA VIEW: Only fools will participate.

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