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This week, the value of Syria's pound nose-dived to its lowest level against the U.S. dollar since it began trading in 1919, threatening the collapse of President Bashar Assad's government. LA Times
VOA VIEW: Syria is hurting.
Sen. John Kennedy reiterated his belief that Ukraine and Russia meddled in the 2016 presidential election during a contentious interview on NBC’s “Meet the Press.” NBC host Chuck Todd pushed back at the Louisiana Republican by saying that the US intelligence community had concluded that Russia was behind the interference and that   New York Post
VOA VIEW: Todd and CNN are liberal fake news.
So it is attacking democracy on the island from within. New York Times

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Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden will crisscross Iowa by bus for eight days starting on Saturday, the longest trek of his campaign, to make a personal appeal for support in a critical state where he has lost ground in polls. Rueters
VOA VIEW: Desperation!
Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said on Sunday his government will deliver justice to the victims of organized crime and repeated that the country would not accept any intervention from abroad. Rueters
VOA VIEW: Brave talk - now let's see some action.
Venezuela's opposition on Sunday vowed to investigate alleged wrongdoing within its ranks after a media outlet reported that a group of opposition lawmakers had unduly advocated for a businessman linked to the government of President Nicolas Maduro.  Rueters
UCSD professor David Victor says fossil fuel companies can help solve climate crisis San Diego Tribune
Sherman's entrance gives Republicans their first formidable candidate in the race San Diego Tribune
VOA VIEW: Let's see what SD can do.
New Jersey Democrat Jeff Van Drew, who knows Donald Trump, said voters, not lawmakers, should decide next year whether to remove the president.        USA Today
VOA VIEW: Trump will prevail big in 2020.

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The leaked text message data included phone numbers, university finance applications, job alerts and other private information.        USA Today
VOA VIEW: Only fools put anything online.
The Latest on shootings in New Orleans (all times local): 2:10 p.m. New Orleans police are investigating a shooting that killed two men and wounded two others, hours after a separate shooting in the city that left 10 people wounded. Authorities made no immediate connection between ... Washington Times
Starbucks issued an apology and fired the employee for writing "Pig" on a police officer's cup. ABC
VOA VIEW: Good!
The Ministry of Justice launches an urgent review of their licence conditions after Friday's attack. BBC

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The New Jersey senator has not qualified for the next Democratic presidential debate in Los Angeles later this month. CBS
VOA VIEW: A waste of time - he has no chance.
Joe Sestak, a long-shot contender who announced his candidacy on June 23, dropped out of the presidential race. CNBC
VOA VIEW: Smarter than getting in.
The House Intelligence Committee will vote Tuesday on Chairman Adam Schiff's impeachment report, which will make a case for the congressional removal of President Donald Trump. CNBC
VOA VIEW: Dems will look stupid - sorry, they already do.

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Affordable housing has become a crisis on the West Coast, due in large part to the expansion of the tech industry. These tech giants have pledged their help. CNBC
VOA VIEW: They should all be sanctioned.
Beijing is insisting that a rollback of tariffs must be part of any phase one trade deal with Washington, China's Global Times newspaper said on Sunday citing unnamed sources. CNBC
VOA VIEW: Trump would be a fool, if he did.
"Violent rhetoric inevitably leads to violent threats, and ultimately, violent acts," Omar said in response to the threatening tweets from Republican candidate Danielle Stella. CNBC
VOA VIEW: Dumb statement.
CNN's Brian Stelter compares Fox News anchor Jeanine Pirro's pro-Trump style with Fox News analyst Andrew Napolitano, who is often critical of Trump. CNN
VOA VIEW: Napolitano leave a lot to be desired.
The U.S. Supreme Court, in its first gun rights case in nearly a decade, will hear arguments Monday from Second Amendment advocates challenging a New York City law that restricts licensed holders to a handful of shooting ranges within the city. FOX News
VOA VIEW: Bad news for the anti gun nuts.

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PM accused of ‘distasteful’ attempt to turn London Bridge attack into election issueBoris Johnson has been accused of twisting the facts of the London Bridge terror attack in a “distasteful” attempt to turn it into an election issue, as he tried to blame Labour for the release of the terrorist who stabbed two people to death.Despite one of the victims’ families pleading for their son’s death not to be used as an excuse for kneejerk political reaction, Johnson claimed that “a lefty government” was responsible for Usman Khan being freed. Guardian
The White House remained silent as a deadline passed on Sunday for it to say whether President Donald Trump would send legal counsel to participate in a congressional impeachment hearing this week. Reuters
VOA VIEW: The Dems will have to hold their breath.
U.S. President Donald Trump leaves on Monday for a NATO summit in London and he is under pressure from British Prime Minister Boris Johnson to resist the temptation to wade into the British election campaign coming up later in December. Reuters
VOA VIEW: Trump will be Trump.

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Police fired tear gas to disperse thousands of anti-government protesters in Hong Kong on Sunday, ending a rare lull in violence, as residents took to the streets chanting "revolution of our time" and "liberate Hong Kong". Reuters
VOA VIEW: China better cool off.
Food safety officials have announced that a Kentucky-based company recalled more than 120,000 pounds of Cajun-style pork bacon and ready-to-eat turkey across four states because they contain soy, which was not labeled. UPI

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