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Trump wants to end Temporary Protected Status protections that have been in place since 2010 -- affecting some 46,000 Haitians, and thousands of children born to them. LA Times
VOA VIEW: Ten years is a long time.
As the U.S. and Iran continue to clash, Iraqis find themselves in harm's way, and it's uncomfortably familiar. LA Times
VOA VIEW: Iran has put all in the middle.
The Trump administration holds that Mexicans are not excluded from an agreement it reached in July for Guatemala to take asylum seekers who are not Guatemalan. LA Times
VOA VIEW: The realty is a mess for all.

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The House of Representatives will vote Thursday to limit President Trump’s war-making powers on Iran in the wake of the drone strike that killed Iranian Gen. Qassem Soleimani. Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) issued a statement Wednesday saying members would vote on a War Powers Resolution seeking to limit the president’s military action in Iran. New York Post
VOA VIEW: Pelosi is mad and so are all who vote to tie the hands of this president.
The photos were taken on a September 2002 trip to Africa that the accuser, Chauntae Davies, took with Clinton and other celebrities on Epstein's so-called private "Lolita Express" jet. New York Post
Cybersecurity experts are seeing malicious activity from pro-Iranian forces, and warning that Iran has the capacity to do real damage to American computer systems. New York Times
VOA VIEW: Iran cannot be trusted - there will be another confrontation.
Despite voicing deference to the speaker, a growing number of Senate Democrats said that they were losing patience with the delay and wanted the trial to begin. New York Times
VOA VIEW: Good!
U.S. Vice President Mike Pence said on Wednesday the United States has received intelligence that Iran has asked its allied militias not to attack U.S. targets. Rueters
VOA VIEW: Iran better hope that no American is harmed.
Iran's missile attack on Wednesday had been intended to kill U.S. personnel at Iraq's al-Asad airbase, the top U.S. military officer said, in remarks that suggested that Tehran was, and perhaps still is, willing to risk major U.S. retaliation. Rueters
VOA VIEW: A believable story.

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U.S. officials had advance warning of Iran's missile assault that damaged two Iraqi bases housing U.S. and coalition forces.        USA Today
VOA VIEW: Makes sense.
Senate should follow the precedent set by the impeachment trial of President Bill Clinton, writes Hans von Spakovsky of The Heritage Foundation.        USA Today
The Justice Department's special China unit is aggressively prosecuting technology theft and other illicit activities by Beijing's spies and government officials, a senior department official said in an interview. China was implicated in more than 80% of all economic espionage cases brought by the Justice Department since 2012, and more ... Washington Times
President Donald Trump addressed the nation following the Iranian missile strikes, de-escalates crisis. ABC
VOA VIEW: A compromise for all.

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Sen. Richard Blumenthal is the latest Democrat calling on House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to send over the articles of impeachment against President Trump. ABC
VOA VIEW: Send the articles - Pelosi is not going to get concessions.
Establishment-minded Democrats are warning primary voters against Sanders. ABC
VOA VIEW: Dems are getting fearful that a socialist in doing well.
The US president said no Americans were harmed after Iran targeted bases housing US forces in Iraq. BBC
VOA VIEW: Smart!

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2019 was a year of extreme weather events, and their high costs, in the United States. CBS
President Trump said he would not allow the Iranian regime to obtain nuclear weapons and indicated he was willing to de-escalate the situation in the Middle East. CBS
Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Tuesday that she would not deliver the articles until seeing Senate rules for the trial. CBS
VOA VIEW: Pelosi will have to eat the articles - she will get nothing from the GOP.
Global financial markets shrugged off U.S.-Iran tensions because they are not expected to escalate or impact the economy, at least for now. CNBC
But he said the U.S. will "immediately impose additional punishing economic sanctions on the Iranian regime." CNBC
VOA VIEW: Good!

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Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is in the liberal minority on the Supreme Court but has a way of steering the debate on a case. Ginsburg spoke to CNN in a rare interview in her chambers this week. The 86-year-old four-time cancer survivor has resumed an active role in oral arguments and is often the first of the nine justices to pose a question. She regularly asks whether the Supreme Court should even decide the legal issue before it. By framing the debate in this way, Ginsburg could limit the five conservative justices from setting new precedent over the dissent of the court's four liberals. CNN
VOA VIEW: Liberal report and finding.
The Justice Department's Office of Legal Counsel is arguing that the deadline to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment has expired, a blow to supporters' push to enshrine the long-sought effort. CNN
VOA VIEW: Good!
Three people were rescued over the weekend after they were found in "a precarious situation" on a new section of border wall in San Diego, according to officials.  FOX News

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Commitment to reunite children with family members in UK to be removed from withdrawal billThe Commons has rejected proposals to keep protections for child refugees in the redrafted EU withdrawal agreement bill, triggering dismay from campaigners.Alf Dubs, the Labour peer who successfully campaigned for this protection for refugee children in 2016, said it was a “very depressing” development. Guardian
U.S. Senate Majority leader Mitch McConnell said on Wednesday the Senate would not haggle with the House of Representatives over procedures for President Donald Trump's impeachment trial, adding that the Senate would make a decision on calling witnesses for the trial at the appropriate time. Reuters
VOA VIEW: Good!
Venezuelan security forces let U.S.-backed opposition leader Juan Guaido enter the legislative palace on Tuesday amid a showdown for control of parliament after the ruling socialist party installed its own rival congressional chief. Reuters
A federal appeals court in New York on Wednesday upheld an injunction against a Trump administration rule allowing the government to reject green card and visa applications based on migrants' welfare use. UPI
VOA VIEW: Hopefully, the Supreme Court will resolve the matter.
The United States Army Recruiting Command and Selective Service have cautioned the public not to heed rumors of an upcoming military draft -- or text messages claiming the recipient has been selected for a draft. UPI
VOA VIEW: Very few have any interest.
Iranian religious leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei addressed the missile attack on a pair of U.S.-held military bases in Iraq Wednesday, warning that the strikes were merely a "slap on the face" for the United States. UPI
VOA VIEW: A save face move.
North Korea state media condemned the United States for the drone attack that killed Iranian commander Qassem Soleimani, calling the event a "violation of Iraqi sovereignty." UPI
VOA VIEW: NK better wake up.

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