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American Airlines plans to close a reservation call center in Reno that employs about 100 workers ... Las Vegas Sun
VOA VIEW: A loser is a loser.
Elizabeth Warren was greeted by Republican activists chanting "Stop impeachment!" as she strode toward baggage claim at a Nevada airport. There were more protesters ... Las Vegas Sun
VOA VIEW: Warren is a loser
The Trump campaign Monday credited Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo for creating a smoother path for his reelection. The campaign touted election changes in 37 states that will allow President Trump to have his preferred delegates seated at the Republican National Convention in 2020. The campaign mentioned a change in a New York law... New York Post
VOA VIEW: A win for Trump and a loss for Cuomo.
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President Trump on Monday defended his decision to bring back US troops from Syria, saying that America had been there long enough and that the task of writing letters to the families of fallen soldiers was “devastating.” “I have to sign letters to parents of young soldiers that were killed and it is the hardest... New York Post
VOA VIEW: A hard decision made by the man in charge.
US Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas was out sick Monday as the nation’s highest court opened its new term after a three-month break. Before the court heard its first arguments of the day, Chief Justice John Roberts said Thomas, 71, was “indisposed” because of illness but would still participate in deciding the cases brought Monday.... New York Post
Analysts said the redeployment would betray America’s Syrian Kurdish allies, decrease American leverage in Syria and open a void that could benefit Iran, Russia and the Islamic State. New York Times
VOA VIEW: What could less than 100 military do?
The companies and security bureaus were barred from buying American products because of their roles in human rights violations against Muslim minorities, the Trump administration said. New York Times
A tweet from the Houston Rockets general manager prompted backlash in China, making things uncomfortable for a league used to its players and representatives speaking out on politics. New York Times
An estimated 40 U.S. state attorneys general will participate in a probe of Facebook Inc, a source said on Monday, which would be a big increase in the number of states joining the investigation. Rueters
VOA VIEW: It will be great when Facebook is taken down a peg.
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Congressional Democrats issued subpoenas to the Pentagon and the White House budget office on Monday as part of their impeachment inquiry, seeking documents related to U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to withhold military assistance from Ukraine. Rueters
VOA VIEW: Dems will get nothing.
Critics said Donald Trump showed anything but wisdom in suddenly announcing a U.S. troop withdrawal from northern Syria.
VOA VIEW: Time will tell.
The justices also focused their attention on new guidelines encouraging them to wait two minutes before asking questions, which they barely managed.
President Trump displayed transparency by releasing a transcript of his phone call. Democrats' inquiry is shrouded in secrecy, writes Rep. Jim Jordan
VOA VIEW: Jordan is right.
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Then-Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein was determined to keep his big secret about a pending special counsel right up to the day his top candidate, Robert Mueller, sat down with President Trump in the Oval Office. "The boss and his staff do not know about our discussions," Mr. Rosenstein said ... Washington Times
VOA VIEW: There are lot of lies and missing truth.
Former Vice President Joseph R. Biden and his son Hunter could be forced to testify if the Senate ends up holding an impeachment trial of President Trump, say congressional aides who questioned whether Democrats have thought through the full implications of their impeachment drive. Not only could Mr. Biden be ... Washington Times
VOA VIEW: Not good news for the Bidens.
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Facebook's cryptocurrency project, Libra, has faced backlash from lawmakers and more since it was announced. ABC
VOA VIEW: Facebook must be degraded.
Melania Trump is calling on companies to stop marketing e-cigarettes to children, saying they're addictive and dangerous ABC
President Trump’s decision to withdraw US forces from Syria has sparked outrage among Trump’s closest allies on Capitol Hill. ABC
VOA VIEW: A tough position for Trump to take.
There is political fallout in the US amid fears Turkey may launch a long-threatened attack on Kurdish fighters. BBC
VOA VIEW: Turkey should take heed.
The NBA is facing heat for backing down to China over a pro-democracy tweet. The league is accused of putting its multibillion-dollar brand ahead of civil rights and the quickly-deleted tweet has sparked an international incident. Jim Axelrod reports. CBS
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The first Monday of October means the start of the new Supreme Court term. And there could not be more at stake in this one. Jan Crawford reports. CBS
VOA VIEW: Time will tell the outcome.
U.S. troops have begun to pull back from positions in northern Syria. America's Kurdish allies could soon be overrun by Turkish forces. There's also concern that 10,000 ISIS fighters could escape. The House speaker and Senate majority leader rarely agree on anything, but Monday they're both speaking out against President Trump's plan. David Martin reports. CBS
VOA VIEW: It is what it is.
In a city where leaks are a way of life, House Democrats are considering extreme measures to protect the identity of a whistleblower whose complaint sparked the impeachment process. There is also news that there is a second whistleblower. Major Garrett has the latest details from Washington. CBS
VOA VIEW: The identity of both will come out and prove way to the left.
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Former Trump administration officials had contact with Volodymyr Zelensky's team at the Trump International Hotel before the now infamous phone between Donald Trump and the new president of the Ukraine. CNBC
VOA VIEW: Mad and so what if it's true.
Despite last week's bad news, President Trump's job approval rating is virtually unchanged. Yet surveys show public sentiment evolving. CNBC
VOA VIEW: Americans do not want Trump impeached and see through Dems and the liberal press.
Fox News host Brian Kilmeade slams President Trump's decision to withdraw troops from Northern Syria. CNN
CNN contacted in recent days dozens of offices for Republican lawmakers in the House and Senate to see if any had concerns about President Donald Trump's remarkable public call for foreign governments to investigate Joe Biden, a leading Democratic candidate to replace him as President, and Biden's son Hunter. CNN
VOA VIEW: As they should be.
The CEO of Dick's Sporting Goods said the company destroyed more than $5 million worth of assault-style rifles following its decision to stop selling the weapons amid pressure on retailers from gun control groups. FOX News
VOA VIEW: A waste of money that could have gone to the needy.
Judge rules Manhattan’s district attorney could subpoena eight years of Trump’s personal and corporate returnsUS politics – live updatesDonald Trump suffered a major setback in the long struggle to conceal his tax returns on Monday, when he lost a federal court ruling in New York. Related: Jeff Daniels to play Comey on TV – and Brendan Gleeson to play Trump Continue reading... Guardian
VOA VIEW: The judge lost to an appeal.
The new U.S.-Japan trade deal will provide staged reduction of Japanese tariffs for more than $2 billion worth of U.S. beef and pork, matching access now granted to the 11 Trans-Pacific Partnership trade pact countries, a text of the agreement shows. Reuters
U.S. state attorneys general investigating Facebook Inc for alleged anti-competitive practices met on Monday with officials of the Justice Department and the Federal Trade Commission, New York Attorney General Letitia James said in a statement. Reuters
VOA VIEW: Facebook needs to be sanctioned.
U.S. stocks eased on Monday as reports on the U.S.-China trade front kept investors cautious ahead of scheduled talks later in the week. Reuters
VOA VIEW: China would be wise to end the trade war.
Democratic presidential candidate Julian Castro escorted a group of asylum seekers from Mexico to Texas, seeking to have their cases heard on Monday. UPI
The Supreme Court on Monday declined to reopen a patent infringement lawsuit against Apple by the University of Wisconsin's licensing division. UPI
Democratic presidential hopeful Kamala Harris unveiled Monday a "Children's Agenda" that aims to cut child poverty by over 50 percent in four years. UPI
VOA VIEW: Harris is an idiot.
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