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Beto O'Rourke is planning a counter-rally as President Donald Trump addresses supporters in Dallas next week — recalling the dueling events held on the Texas-Mexico border eight months ago ... Las Vegas Sun
VOA VIEW: O'Rourke won't get one tenth the people Trump will get in attendance.
Vice President Mike Pence said Wednesday he is working with the White House counsel’s office to release transcripts of his own calls with Ukranian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy. Pence said records of his two phone conversations would help exonerate President Donald Trump of any wrongdoing. Pence was asked about releasing his transcripts and... New York Post
VOA VIEW: OK, but a bad precedent.
Boston’s sheriff is ending his office’s longtime relationship with US Immigration and Customs Enforcement, saying his jails will stop housing hundreds of federal detainees in order to house more female inmates. New York Post

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President Trump said Wednesday that the US “does not endorse” Turkey’s military attack against Kurdish fighters in Syria — adding that the White House “made it clear to Turkey that this operation is a bad idea.” Noting that there are no US troops in the area, the president said in a statement that Ankara “has... New York Post
VOA VIEW: As he should.
Hillary Clinton declared during an interview that she could beat President Trump “again” if she decided to mount another run for the White House. The comment came during an appearance Tuesday evening on “PBS NewsHour” with her daughter, Chelsea, to talk about the president, impeachment and their new book, “Gutsy Women.” Asked about Trump’s tweet... New York Post
VOA VIEW: Hillary would be better off in obscurity.
At its core, it is born out of the cold calculation that Mr. Trump probably cannot stop the Democrat-led House from impeaching him. New York Times
VOA VIEW: Liberal hogwash.
Surprised and upset by the U.S. blacklisting of Chinese companies, China has lowered expectations for significant progress from this week's trade talks with the United States, Chinese government officials told Reuters, even as President Donald Trump on Wednesday expressed fresh optimism. Rueters
The bill bans language in any plea bargain that would require defendants to give up future potential benefits they may qualify for if laws change San Diego Tribune
VOA VIEW: Total madness.
In the latest poll by Trump's formerly favored network, 51% think Trump should be impeached and removed from office.       USA Today
VOA VIEW: That means Trump is way ahead in the poll.

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The conflict and Twitter battles arrived in Minnesota well ahead of President Donald Trump's touchdown in the state. Trump traded Twitter insults with the Minneapolis mayor over who should pay more than $500,000 in security costs for Thursday's rally at a downtown area. Washington Times
VOA VIEW: Good!
House Freedom Caucus members demanded Wednesday that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi oust Rep. Adam Schiff, California Democrat and intelligence committee chairman, from leading the impeachment investigation. In a letter, 19 Caucus members, including new Chairman Andy Biggs, said Mr. Schiff cannot be trusted to lead the investigation because of his ... Washington Times
VOA VIEW: Great!
Police in the Seattle suburb of Bellevue had a chance to get Carlos Daniel Carillo-Lopez, an illegal immigrant, off the streets in March — but a local jail defied a deportation notification request from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement and released him into the community. Washington Times
VOA VIEW: Fools!

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The U.S. military has taken custody of two notorious ISIS fighters known as "The Beatles" and moved them to "a safe location" as Turkey's military forces move into Syria. ABC
VOA VIEW: Better security.
The Department of Justice announced an indictment of Henry Kyle Frese, a Defense Intelligence Agency employee charged with leaking top secret information to journalists. ABC
VOA VIEW: A good start.
A since-deleted tweet in support of Hong Kong from the Houston Rocket's GM has dragged the NBA into a political firestorm in China. ABC
VOA VIEW: China is making another mistake.

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An excerpt of Ronan Farrow's new book "Catch and Kill" details an on-the-record accusation of rape against Lauer from a producer who worked with him at the 2014 Winter Olympics. ABC
VOA VIEW: Time will tell what the truth is.
Two people have been killed in a shooting in the east German city of Halle on Yom Kippur, the holiest day of the Jewish year. ABC
The US secretary of state defends President Trump as Turkey launches an offensive in northern Syria. BBC
VOA VIEW: That is clear.
The former vice-president makes his strongest remarks since the impeachment inquiry began. BBC
The president continues to defend his abandonment of Kurdish allies who helped defeat ISIS CBS
VOA VIEW: Right or wrong, time will tell.

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A CBS News analyst said the offensive will result in serious national security repercussions CBS
VOA VIEW: Liberal garbage.
Senators Lindsey Graham and Chris Van Hollen want to sanction Turkey for unilaterally invading Syria CBS
VOA VIEW: So it should happen.
The whistleblower had a "prior working relationship with a current 2020 Democratic presidential contender," a source familiar with the matter says CBS
VOA VIEW: Dems are looking bad.

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Amazon's SVP of global affairs Jay Carney, who was Obama's press secretary, criticized the Trump administration during at a tech conference on Wednesday. CNBC
VOA VIEW: It shows the dangers of the social media.
The Chinese rules would mandate the drafting of a list of U.S. military and CIA-linked institutions and rights groups, and the addition of their employees to a visa blacklist, according to sources, who declined to be identified. CNBC
VOA VIEW: A major China mistake.
Sanders also pushed back at criticism that his campaign was not transparent about his health, saying the campaign "acted appropriately" before disclosing he had a heart attack. CNBC
Former Rep. Trey Gowdy was fired as a Fox News contributor, a spokesperson for the network told CNBC on Wednesday, as he joins President Donald Trump's outside counsel amid an impeachment inquiry into the president. CNBC
VOA VIEW: As they should.
President Trump took aim at the whistleblower and Democrats for launching an impeachment inquiry over what he calls a "perfect call." CNN's Erin Burnett examined some of the President's claims. CNN
VOA VIEW: CNN stupidity.
Pair to meet in north-west England on Thursday and discuss Northern IrelandBoris Johnson is set for a private meeting with the Irish taoiseach on Thursday in a last-ditch attempt to come to a Brexit compromise over Northern Ireland, after talks came to a sudden halt in Brussels.Johnson and Leo Varadkar have opted to meet on “neutral” territory in the north-west of England rather than Dublin or London, as negotiations enter a make-or-break phase ahead of next week’s EU summit. Continue reading... Guardian
U.S. President Donald Trump signed two executive orders on Wednesday requiring federal agencies to go through a similar process of public input and explanation when they issue key "guidance documents" and pledged White House scrutiny. Reuters
Electricity was shut off to more than 500,000 California homes and workplaces on Wednesday as Pacific Gas and Electric Co (PG&E) imposed a planned power outage of unprecedented scale to reduce wildfire risks posed by extremely windy, dry weather. Reuters
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg will testify before the House about the company's Libra cryptocurrency and digital wallet Calibra in October. UPI
VOA VIEW: Facebook must be split.
U.S. Army Europe announced the largest deployment to Europe of U.S. personnel in 25 years, with an multinational training exercise it named Defender-Europe 20. UPI
Democrats in Congress expressed concern that the United States will withdraw from the 1992 Open Skies Treaty, which allows unarmed surveillance flights by 34 signatory nations to help verify arms control agreements. UPI
VOA VIEW: Dems are against anything wanted by Trump.

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