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Fort George G. Meade is one of several military bases around the country increasing security measures following the killing of an Iranian general in Iraq. Baltimore Sun
VOA VIEW: Media stupidity and fear mongering.
Biden has been racking up endorsements to underscore his claim to be the best choice to beat Trump. Sanders' endorsers are a different breed. LA Times
VOA VIEW: Hopefully Biden gets the nomination so that Trump can beat him bad.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers are reportedly questioning Iranians and Iranian Americans trying to enter the U.S. at the border in Surrey, Canada. LA Times
VOA VIEW: So!

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Biden denied paternity in the case until a DNA proved he was the baby's dad, according to court papers. New York Post
VOA VIEW: Hunter is a loser.
Gov. Cuomo, for the first time, is agreeing with Republicans and Mayor de Blasio that “changes” need to be made to the new bail laws, which went into effect Jan. 1. “Changing the system, which we started to do … is complicated and then has a number of ramifications. New York Post
Vast crowds thronged the streets of Tehran as a funeral was held for Maj. Gen. Qassim Suleimani, who was killed in an American drone strike on Friday. New York Times
VOA VIEW: Liberal media hype.
The United States accused Russia and China on Monday of blocking a U.N. Security Council statement underscoring the inviolability of diplomatic and consular premises after a Dec. 31 attack on the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad. Rueters
VOA VIEW: China and Russia are anti the US.
A U.S. judge on Monday rejected Michael Avenatti's bid to dismiss two of the three counts in an indictment accusing the celebrity lawyer of trying to extort Nike Inc by threatening to reveal its alleged improper payments to college basketball recruits. Rueters
VOA VIEW: Avenatti is a loser.
In a letter to Democratic members of Congress, Pelosi said the airstrike on Soleimani was "provocative and disproportionate."        USA Today
VOA VIEW: It would be foolish and the Senate will not agree.

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When asked how she would fit into Congress during a potential Joe Biden presidency, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez replied with a groan, "Oh, God."        USA Today
VOA VIEW: Hopefully AOC will not be in Congress after 2020.
Iraq's Parliament wants U.S. forces out after Iranian Gen. Qasem Soleimani was killed near the Baghdad airport.        USA Today
VOA VIEW: The US shouldn't leave without being financially paid back.
President Trump will hold a campaign rally later this month in the New Jersey district of Rep. Jeff Van Drew, the former Democratic lawmaker who switched parties after voting against the president's impeachment. The Trump campaign announced Monday that Mr. Trump will attend the rally on Jan. 28 at the ... Washington Times
VOA VIEW: Good payback.
Mike Bloomberg's plan for California - export it. The Democratic presidential candidate and former New York City mayor likes a lot of what he sees in the Golden State and thinks its efforts on climate change, gun control and criminal justice reform sets a benchmark for other ... Washington Times

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2020 hopeful Sen. Elizabeth Warren received the endorsement of former presidential candidate Julian Castro on Monday morning, just under a month before the Iowa caucuses. ABC
VOA VIEW: No big deal.
A 5.8 magnitude earthquake rocked Puerto Rico early Monday morning, according to the U.S. Geological Service. ABC
As geopolitical tensions mount between the U.S. and Iran, oil prices spiked slightly and gold prices surged in response to the uncertainty. ABC

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The impeachment of President Donald Trump has prompted a surge of donations to Republican Party groups through its new joint fundraising platform ABC
VOA VIEW: Good!
Iran's supreme leader leads prayers for Qasem Soleimani, killed in a US drone strike on Friday. BBC
VOA VIEW: A waste of time.
After a five month investigation, "60 Minutes" obtained photos of Jeffrey Epstein's autopsy and the cell where the convicted sex offender was found dead. Forensic pathologist, Dr. Michael Baden, who was hired by Mark Epstein to investigate his brother’s death, joins “CBS This Morning” to discuss new details in the case and why the autopsy may point to a homicide, not a suicide. CBS
VOA VIEW: Reasonable review and point of view.
"I will never accept the notion that somehow, in order to be able to sell them more things, we have to look the other way on some of the grotesque human rights violations," Rubio told "Face the Nation." CBS
VOA VIEW: Good point.
Tensions between the U.S. and Iran are high after a U.S. airstrike killed the top Iranian general, Qassem Solemaini. Henry Rome, an analyst for the Eurasia Group who specializes in Iranian policy, joined CBSN to discuss the fallout. CBS
VOA VIEW: Revenge by Iran would be a major mistake.

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Schiff said that the president's surprise decision to authorize the killing of top Iranian Gen. Qasem Soleimani could have dire consequences. CNBC
VOA VIEW: Schiff is a liberal coward.
Eric Chewning, chief of staff to Defense Secretary Mark Esper, is stepping down at the end of the month. CNBC
In an interview on Fox News, Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) said he would work with Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) to change the rules of the Senate to begin the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump if the House continues withholding the articles of impeachment. CNN
VOA VIEW: Maybe it's time for change.

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Former White House national security adviser John Bolton said Monday he is willing to testify — if he is subpoenaed — in the Senate's impeachment trial of President Donald Trump. CNN
VOA VIEW: Dems should watch what they ask for?
Acting PM Adel Abdul Mahdi emphasises dangers of descent into open warOfficials in Iraq have stepped back from threats to expel US forces after Donald Trump threatened to impose sanctions over the Iraqi parliament’s vote for a retaliation for the killing of the Iranian general Qassem Suleimani in Baghdad by a US drone strike.The military spokesman for the acting Iraqi prime minister, Adel Abdul Mahdi, who met with the US ambassador on Monday to implement the decision, said any withdrawal would only involve combat forces and not training and logistical support for the Iraqi military, which have been core components of the US presence in Iraq in recent years. Guardian
VOA VIEW: Iran should guard their words and threats.
Top Trump administration officials including the secretaries of state and defense will brief the full U.S. Senate on Wednesday on the developments in Iraq and Iran after an American drone strike killed a top Iranian official in Baghdad, according to Senate aides. Reuters
Chevron Corp removed its expatriate staff operating in northern Iraq as a security precaution, a spokeswoman said on Monday, joining other oil companies pulling staff following the U.S. killing of an Iranian general in the country. Reuters
China's ambassador to the United Nations on Monday urged the United States not to escalate tensions in the Middle East with more military force after a U.S. strike in Iraq killed a top Iranian commander last week. Reuters
VOA VIEW: China does not dictate what the US should do.
The guided missile cruiser USS Leyte Gulf returned to Norfolk Naval Station, Va., its home port, after a nine-month deployment of 50,000 nautical miles. UPI
VOA VIEW: GOD Bless all who serve.
North Korea is determined to press forward with space development "regardless of any opposition," according to a South Korean press report. UPI
VOA VIEW: NK cannot be trusted.

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