North Dakota was one of the top destinations for new refugees in the United States. Now some wonder if they can still call it home. LA Times
Speaker Nancy Pelosi just pushed through a bill aiming to limit President Trump’s ability to hit Iran, even though the crisis is over. Why? Thursday’s House passage of her war-powers resolution is almost certainly pure symbolism: Nothing like this is going to pass the Senate, and even if it did its constitutional status would be... New York Post
It’s the racism. New York Times


U.S. Democrats on Thursday vowed to keep fighting to hear witnesses at President Donald Trump's pending impeachment trial in the Republican-controlled Senate, even as their drive to exact a guarantee ahead of the proceedings appeared futile. Rueters
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Thursday there was a body of evidence that a Ukrainian airliner that crashed in Iran was downed by a surface to air missile that might well have been fired unintentionally. Rueters
The U.S. is fighting a San Diego judge's preliminary injunction that says the third-country transit rule shouldn't apply to asylum seekers who arrived at border before rule took effect San Diego Tribune
President Donald Trump is celebrating the killing of Iran's Quds Force commander and is mocking Democrats for wanting advance notice of military operations. Trump is holding his first campaign rally since the fatal drone strike he ordered against Iranian Quds Force commander Qassem Soleimani. Trump says he took "bold and ... Washington Times
The Minnesota Supreme Court on Thursday rejected a Republican candidate's attempt to join President Donald Trump on the state's primary election ballot, clearing the way for early voting to begin as scheduled late next week. The Republican Party of Minnesota is listing only Trump on its ballot, although ... Washington Times
With tensions between Washington and Tehran on the rise, election security officials are warning of possible retaliation from Iran in the form of election meddling. ABC
VOA VIEW: Iran is a problem for now and the future.


A growing number of Democrats want Pelosi to transmit impeachment articles to the Senate to begin Trump's trial. ABC
VOA VIEW: Time will tell.
Comedian Bill Cosby is appealing a court decision last month that upheld his conviction for drugging and sexually assaulting a woman in 2004 ABC
Canada's PM calls for a full and thorough investigation of the crash of the Ukrainian passenger jet. BBC
VOA VIEW: Iran has to fess up to it's mistake.
The Withdrawal Agreement Bill will now pass to the House of Lords for further scrutiny next week. BBC

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U.S. intelligence shows two missile launches shortly before plane exploded, CBS News has learned. CBS
VOA VIEW: Bet on it.
"We did it because they were looking to blow up our embassy," the president said, although he did not elaborate on his claims. CBS
According to a Monmouth University New Hampshire poll released Thursday, Pete Buttigieg is leading in the state CBS
VOA VIEW: Liberals are making up the stats.


Stocks jumped to record highs on Thursday as tensions between Iran and the U.S. eased for the time being, with tech shares outperforming. CNBC
Facebook has been pushing to get into the business of virtual reality and augmented reality hardware since its 2014 acquisition of Oculus. CNBC
VOA VIEW: Time will tell.
The measure calls for Trump to stop military force against Iran within 30 days if he does not have congressional approval. CNBC
VOA VIEW: A waste of time, no binding vote.
The president says he wants to summon House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff, D-Calif., former Vice President Joe Biden and his son Hunter Biden, and the anonymous whistleblower whose complaint last year led to Trump's impeachment. CNBC
VOA VIEW: It would be interesting to have Schiff and Biden testify.
The Trump administration's proposed changes to the 50-year-old National Environmental Policy Act have been supported by business groups that contend the law has delayed or blocked projects like laying out pipelines and building dams. CNBC
VOA VIEW: Needed!

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Sen. Tammy Duckworth (D-IL), who lost both legs serving in Iraq, responds to Rep. Doug Collins (R-GA) who said that Democrats love terrorists. CNN
VOA VIEW: Interesting thought.
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez was not entirely wrong when she said, "In any other country, Joe Biden and I would not be in the same party," in an interview with New York magazine. CNN
VOA VIEW: AOC should leave Congress - go back to bars.
A federal judge lifted a temporary restraining order against a project to build a privately funded border wall next to the Rio Grande. FOX News

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Surveillance video of Jeffrey Epstein’s jail cell the night of his first alleged suicide attempt last July has been deleted as a result of “technical errors.” FOX News
VOA VIEW: Sad commentary.
A Florida security guard is accused of threatening to kill President Trump in retaliation for a U.S. airstrike that killed Iran’s top military general last Friday. FOX News
VOA VIEW: Floosh!
Iran has formally invited the U.S. National Transportation Safety Board to take part in its investigation into the crash of a Ukrainian jetliner and the U.S. agency has agreed to assign an investigator, an Iranian official said on Thursday. Reuters
The Trump administration on Thursday unveiled a plan to speed permitting for major infrastructure projects like oil pipelines, road expansions and bridges, one of the biggest deregulatory actions of the president's tenure. Reuters
VOA VIEW: Needed!
Most Americans say the U.S. killing of Iranian Gen. Qassem Soleimani has made the United States less safe, a new USA Today/Ipsos poll found. UPI
VOA VIEW: The poll is flawed.
In a phone call, U.S. President Donald Trump asked NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg for the organization to get more involved in the Middle East. The two agreed and pledged to stay in contact, a NATO readout said. UPI
VOA VIEW: Don't count on anything.
Facebook said Thursday it won't change its decision to stay out of the debate over the truthfulness of political advertising on its platform, despite added pressure from lawmakers. UPI
VOA VIEW: Good - no one should add, delete or control political ads by their own rules.

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