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At least 10 rockets hit al-Asad airbase in Iraq, which houses US forces, a Sunni commander of the paramilitary forces in a nearby town told CNN. CNN
VOA VIEW: Iran made a major mistake.
The attacks, Iran says, were retaliation for the killing of a top Revolutionary Guards commander in Baghdad. New York Times
VOA VIEW: Addition stupidity on Iran's part.
Ten rockets struck the Al-Asad Airbase, where American military personnel are houses, in the attack Tuesday, according to CNN. New York Post
VOA VIEW: Iran made a bad mistake.
U.S. Democratic presidential front-runners Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders have seized on the killing of an Iranian military commander to tout their own leadership as the best antidote to what they call the reckless actions of President Donald Trump. Rueters
VOA VIEW: Biden and Sanders are cowards and would push appeasement.
Because the president “refuses to level with the American people” about the dangers United States troops and civilians now face in the Middle East, Mr. Biden said, “I will attempt to do that.” New York Times
VOA VIEW: A fool acting like the fool he is.
The Trump administration is facing scrutiny over its claim that Iranian Gen. Qassem Soleimani was plotting an "imminent attack" on U.S. diplomatic, military personnel. ABC
VOA VIEW: Soleimani is gone - Iran will find out the hard way.
Health administration costs were more than four-fold higher per capita in the U.S. than in Canada ($2,479 vs. $551 per person), which has a single-payer system. LA Times
That’s a whole lot of money for a whole lotta nothing. Mayor Bill de Blasio shelled out over $60,000 in taxpayer money for his NYPD detail to accompany him as he ditched the city and laid the groundwork for his dead-end presidential campaign, New York Post
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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said on Tuesday he had enough support from his fellow Republicans to set the rules for President Donald Trump's impeachment trial, dealing a blow to Democrats' efforts to call new witnesses against the president. Rueters
A Democratic-led U.S. House of Representatives committee said on Tuesday it had called Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to testify on Iran next week, as members of Congress push President Donald Trump's administration for more information about the killing of a top Iranian military commander. Rueters
VOA VIEW: Dems have no clue.
Impossible Foods is no longer trying to win a coveted deal to supply McDonald's Corp with plant-based burgers, telling Reuters it cannot produce enough of its imitation meat to partner with the world's No. 1 fast-food chain. Rueters
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Convicted congressman's resignation enables Gov. Newsom to call for a special election San Diego Tribune
Classes taught in both languages help students from various backgrounds, but many districts have fought to keep Spanish out of schools.
VOA VIEW: US public schools should have to teach foreigners.
News media shouldn't carry Trump's water on debunked Ukraine attacks or perpetuate nonexistent controversy, writes presidential candidate Joe Biden.
VOA VIEW: Biden cannot understand his own name.
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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Tuesday a Senate impeachment trial will go forward without a decision on witnesses as Democrats had demanded. ABC
VOA VIEW: Good - Pelosi had her stupidity.
Prosecutors on Tuesday recommended that President Donald Trump's former national security adviser, Michael Flynn, serve up to six months in prison. ABC
VOA VIEW: The operative words are "up to."
The Iranian general, who was buried on Tuesday, had been planning a big attack, the president says. BBC
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Audit rates for millionaires have fallen especially sharply, thanks to a decline in IRS staff. CBS
A U.S. defense official called Iranian military movements "very troubling" after Qassem Soleimani was killed by an American drone strike. CBS
VOA VIEW: Iran will be sorry for their action.
The White House Correspondents' Association said it was "disturbing" the Saudi government was more transparent than the White House about President Trump's meeting with Saudi Arabia's deputy defense minister. CBS
VOA VIEW: The WHCA can whine all they want.
"No one wants war," Biden said in New York, adding that it would take hard work to make sure we don't end up there "by accident." CBS
VOA VIEW: Biden is sounding like the fool he is.
"He [Soleimani] was clearly on the battlefield, he was conducting and preparing, planning military operations, he was a legitimate target and his time was due," Esper said. CNBC
VOA VIEW: Good action taken.
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The Senate Majority Leader rejected House Democrats' demands to negotiate the rules of an impeachment trial of President Donald Trump, and said the rules would be modeled on the trial of former President Bill Clinton. CNBC
The average rate on the 30-year fixed mortgage fell to the lowest level since October this week, according to Mortgage News Daily. CNBC
VOA VIEW: Many will like the news.
Trump had originally mentioned Iran's cultural sites as part of a threat toward Tehran, which had vowed "harsh revenge" against the U.S. for killing its top military leader, Gen. Qasem Soleimani, in an airstrike days earlier. CNBC
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The Trump administration is considering sanctions against some of the Venezuelan lawmakers who took part in a bid supported by President Nicolas Maduro to wrest control of the country's congress from U.S.-backed opposition leader Juan Guaido, according to two people familiar with the matter. Reuters
New York state's highest court will consider whether U.S. President Donald Trump must face a defamation lawsuit by a former contestant on "The Apprentice," in a showdown that could help determine whether Trump can be sued while in the White House. Reuters
VOA VIEW: The contestant's lawsuit is a waste of time.
A spokesman for the U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi dismissed Facebook's announcement that it would remove deepfakes and some other manipulated videos from its platform as inadequate on Tuesday. Reuters
Facebook Inc said it will remove deepfakes and other manipulated videos from its platform if they have been edited, but not content that is parody or satire, in a move aimed at curbing misinformation ahead of the U.S. presidential election. Reuters
Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden on Tuesday called for greater diplomacy to avoid war with Iran less than a week after a U.S. airstrike killed senior Iranian military commander Qassem Soleimani. UPI
VOA VIEW: Biden is a foolish coward.
Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren unveiled a bankruptcy reform proposal Tuesday that would undo many of the legal provisions supported by rival Joe Biden. UPI
The United States did not admit a single North Korean refugee in 2019 after years of admitting a few asylum seekers annually since 2006 under the North Korean Human Rights Act. UPI
VOA VIEW: As we should not.
North Korean advancements in the development of multiple independently targetable re-entry vehicles cannot be ruled out, according to a South Korea parliamentary committee. UPI
VOA VIEW: NK better be careful.
Kim Jong Un turned his attention to the North Korean economy in his first public visit of the year to Sunchon Phosphate Fertilizer Factory. UPI
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