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“The basic question is this: Given human nature, are any of us really capable of change?... Jerusalem Post
A bipartisan group of U.S. senators urged President Donald Trump on Tuesday to warn the public about efforts by foreign governments to interfere in U.S. elections ... Las Vegas Sun
VOA VIEW: Any government that interferes in US elections should pay a heavy price.
Elizabeth Warren is standing by her account of being fired from a teaching job nearly 50 years ago because she was pregnant — an anecdote that she routinely recounts at campaign events but one ... Las Vegas Sun
VOA VIEW: Warren stands behind her lies.
Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders says he was "dumb" not to have listened to the symptoms he was experiencing ... Las Vegas Sun
VOA VIEW: Why doesn't Sanders listen to Americans?

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The Trump administration says it continues to see a drop in the number of people apprehended at the southern U.S. border ... Las Vegas Sun
VOA VIEW: A good change.
China on Tuesday spurned President Trump’s call to probe Joe Biden and his son Hunter. “China has long pursued the principle of non-interference in the internal affairs of other countries,” asserted foreign ministry spokesman Geng Shuang, the South China Morning Post reported. “We have no intention of intervening in the domestic affairs of the United... New York Post
VOA VIEW: So they claim.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Tuesday said President Trump is “obstructing Congress from getting the facts” it needs in the impeachment inquiry after his administration blocked a US diplomat from testifying before three committees. She added that Trump’s behavior is “an abuse of power” — and “that is one of the reasons that we have... New York Post
VOA VIEW: Congress is being obstructed by Dems
Former FBI lawyer Lisa Page lied to bosses at the bureau about her affair with agent Peter Strzok — telling FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe that the pair were never romantically involved, a bombshell new book claims. Page was “acutely embarrassed, mortified” when McCabe approached her in December 2016 to say he had heard rumors... New York Post
President Trump on Tuesday called for Minneapolis voters to “dump” Mayor Jacob Frey, whom he accused to trying to stifle his First Amendment rights by charging a $530,000 fee to use a city arena for a campaign rally. The president also complained in a series of tweets about the city’s decision to ban off-duty police... New York Post
VOA VIEW: A foolish liberal mayor.
President Trump encouraged “Crooked Hillary Clinton” to enter the 2020 presidential election – but with a caveat. New York Post
VOA VIEW: She needs to admit her mistakes.

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Known as Unit 29155, the group is skilled in subversion, sabotage and assassination and has only recently become known to Western intelligence agencies. New York Times
The Republican chairman of the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday opened the door to a Senate investigation into unproven allegations regarding Ukraine raised by President Donald Trump's personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani, inviting the attorney to testify. Rueters
Lawyer Michael Avenatti, who became nationally known as an outspoken critic of U.S. President Donald Trump before his arrest earlier this year, will stand trial in April on charges that he stole from his former client Stormy Daniels, a federal judge ruled Tuesday. Rueters
VOA VIEW: Avenatti will lose big.
New legislation proposed in the House of Representatives would force companies to more accurately reflect the price of hotel rooms.        USA Today
VOA VIEW: Good!

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Winter storm watches and warnings are in effect from Idaho to Colorado to Minnesota, where heavy snow and cold temperatures are expected.        USA Today
California Gov. Gavin Newsom says he believes “completely corrupt” President Donald Trump should be removed from office by Congress, but with Republicans in control of the U.S. Senate the best way to boot Trump is at the ballot box. (Oct. 8)       USA Today
VOA VIEW: Newsom should be the one to resign.
The Trump administration declared victory Tuesday in its brief dispute with the Minneapolis arena and the city government over security costs for a planned rally. Campaign manager Brad Parscale posted to Twitter a brief statement saying that the Target Center "has backed off canceling the contract" as it had threatened ... Washington Times
VOA VIEW: The liberal mayor lost.

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China hit the NBA with a broadcast blackout after commissioner Adam Silver discussed the Hong Kong free speech controversy. ABC
VOA VIEW: China continues to make dumb decisions.
Walgreens and Kroger will no longer sell e-cigarettes amid growing concern over vaping. ABC
A White House official listening to President Donald Trump’s July 25 phone call with Ukraine’s president described the call as “crazy” and “frightening." ABC
VOA VIEW: Foolishness!
The source says Germany's Angela Merkel was highly pessimistic in a call with Boris Johnson, but the EU's top official hits back. BBC
As Turkey prepares an offensive, President Trump says the US has not abandoned its Kurdish allies. BBC
VOA VIEW: Turkey will make a major mistake if they push Trump

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House Democrats have issued a subpoena to Gordon Sondland, the U.S. Ambassador to the European Union, for documents related to his contacts with Ukraine. This comes after the White House blocked him from testifying. CBS News White House correspondent Ben Tracy and Bloomberg chief Washington correspondent Kevin Cirilli joined CBSN to break down the latest on the Trump impeachment inquiry. CBS
VOA VIEW: Waste of time.
In fiscal year 2019, which ended last week, U.S. immigration authorities apprehended or turned away more than 977,000 migrants along the southern border CBS
VOA VIEW: The big question is how many came in?
Facebook has recently relaxed its rules on political ads, making it easier for campaigns to post content with false or misleading claims. The move is drawing scrutiny as the 2020 race gains steam. Sara Fischer, media reporter for Axios, joined CBSN to discuss. CBS
VOA VIEW: Facebook must be stopped before the 2020 election.

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The fallout from the United Auto Workers' strike against General Motors continues to grow as the work stoppage carries into its third week. CNBC
Delisting Chinese companies has "nothing to do with trade," the Florida Republican tells CNBC. CNBC
VOA VIEW: Good!
Vice-president says Ankara will not be ‘controlled by threats’ as Donald Trump changes tone on US withdrawalTurkey has signalled its intent to press ahead with an attack on US-backed Kurdish-led forces in north-east Syria despite confusion over US policy after officials appeared to backtrack on Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw troops from the area.The vice-president, Fuat Oktay, said Turkey would execute its own plans regarding national security and would not be “controlled by threats”. Guardian
VOA VIEW: Turkey looking to make a major mistake.
A group pushing for President Donald Trump's impeachment will launch a six-figure digital ad campaign on Tuesday, targeting vulnerable Republicans in the House of Representatives at a time polls show a growing percentage of Americans favor impeachment. Reuters
VOA VIEW: A big mistake for Dems.
U.S. President Donald Trump consulted with Defense Secretary Mark Esper and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Mark Milley "over the last several days" about a possible Turkish strike in Syria, a spokesman for the U.S. Defense Department said on Tuesday. Reuters
U.S. Capitol Police removed two suspicious packages from in front of the Supreme Court in Washington, D.C., Tuesday morning as arguments over LGBT rights were set to begin. UPI
A joint attack by U.S. and Afghan forces has killed the leader of al-Qaida's southern Asia operations, Kabul's intelligence agency announced Tuesday. UPI
South Koreans are less supportive of unification with North Korea than last year, a survey showed Tuesday amid the protracted impasse in inter-Korean relations and denuclearization negotiations. UPI
VOA VIEW: As they should.
Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden unveiled a plan Tuesday that would allow Americans two no-tuition years of community college or other training, a venture that would cost taxpayers $750 billion per year. UPI
VOA VIEW: Who pays?
Social media giant Facebook has agreed to pay $40 million to advertisers to settle a lawsuit that accused the company of inflating metrics for user-watched videos on its platform. UPI
VOA VIEW: Not a major amount of fine.

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