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The Trump administration says Hezbollah is an active threat in Latin America. But it hasn't presented much evidence of that. LA Times
VOA VIEW: Iran and Hezbollah Is capable of anything bad.
Mr. Sanders edged out his competitors in The Des Moines Register/CNN poll released on Friday, the first significant survey from Iowa in nearly two months. New York Times
VOA VIEW: The liberal media is for Sanders and socialism.
A 5.2 magnitude earthquake cracked walls and brought down power lines in Puerto Rico on Friday as the Caribbean island recovered from its worst quake in over a century on Tuesday. Rueters

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Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen urged young voters on Friday to turn out and show protest-wracked Hong Kong the meaning of democracy on the eve of elections held in the shadow of anti-government protests in the Chinese-run city across the sea. Rueters
VOA VIEW: Hong Kong wants to be independent.
Governor Greg Abbott of Texas on Friday became the first governor in the United States to refuse to accept refugees under an executive order requiring local jurisdictions to actively opt in to the federal resettlement program. Rueters
The United States wants a thorough and independent investigation into the crash of a Ukrainian passenger plane in Iran that killed 176 people, the State Department's top diplomat for the Middle East said on Friday. Rueters
VOA VIEW: As it should be.
"There's no denying that this is a good poll for Bernie Sanders," said pollster J. Ann Selzer, president of Selzer & Co., which conducted the poll.        USA Today
President Donald Trump's ex-personal lawyer told a judge Friday that he's the victim of a continuing campaign of “character assassination” by prosecutors who oppose his time behind bars being trimmed from three years to one. Michael Cohen said in a court document filed in Manhattan federal ... Washington Times
Marianne Williamson announces she is suspending her presidential campaign. ABC
VOA VIEW: Few know Williamson was in the race.

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At least 4,800 people have died and 87,000 have been hospitalized due to the flu, according to preliminary estimates from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. ABC
VOA VIEW: A major madness.
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin on Friday detailed new sanctions on Iran. ABC
VOA VIEW: Needed!
The Dow Jones Industrial Average reached a record high Friday morning, briefly breaking above 29,000 for the first time in history. ABC
VOA VIEW: WOW!
The House has passed a bill that would require the EPA to act to limit Americans’ exposure to chemicals connected to health problems. ABC
VOA VIEW: Dems don't have a clue.

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Billionaire Tom Steyer's long-shot candidacy for the Democratic nomination received a boost this week when a Fox News poll indicated he has surged to second place in South Carolina CBS
VOA VIEW: You can't believe liberal info.
The administration has insisted Qassem Soleimani was planning "imminent" attacks on the U.S., but has not provided details. CBS
VOA VIEW: Believe it.
U.S. and Canadian officials say intelligence shows missiles launched by Iran likely hit the Ukrainian International Airlines jet, killing all 176 on board. CBS
VOA VIEW: Iran lies every time it says anything.

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Democratic megadonor Haim Saban has decided he's going to sit out part of the primary and will not finance any of the crop of candidates until after Super Tuesday. CNBC
A Russian warship "aggressively approached" a US Navy destroyer while it was operating in the North Arabian Sea Thursday, ignoring warnings from the US vessel and increasing the risk of a collision, the US Navy said Friday. CNN
VOA VIEW: Russia is pushing its muscle.
A US appeals court on Friday upheld an injunction blocking the Air Force from discharging two HIV-positive airmen. CNN
VOA VIEW: Who protects the troops from PC?
CNN's Anderson Cooper suggests there's a hidden strategy behind White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham's appearances on Fox News. CNN
VOA VIEW: Cooper is an idiot.
A Vermont state senator looking to make a point about cell phone use is calling for people there under the age of 21 to face $1,000 fines and jail time if they are caught using the devices. FOX News
VOA VIEW: Foolish!

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U.S. monetary policy is in a holding pattern for now, but the Federal Reserve's next move may well be to cut interest rates given signs the economy may be weakening, Minneapolis Federal Reserve Bank chief Neel Kashkari told Reuters on Friday. Reuters
Tehran said on Friday it wanted to download black box recordings itself from a Ukrainian airliner crash that killed all 176 people aboard, amid Western suspicions the plane was brought down by an Iranian missile, probably by mistake. Reuters
President Donald Trump said on Friday Iran probably had targeted the U.S. embassy in Baghdad and was aiming to attack four U.S. embassies when its top general, Qassem Soleimani, was killed in a U.S. drone strike. Reuters

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U.S. job growth slowed in December after surging in the prior month, but the pace of hiring is enough to keep the longest economic expansion in history on track despite a deepening downturn in a manufacturing sector stung by trade disputes. Reuters
VOA VIEW: Liberals want to hedge on good news.
Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi wants U.S. President Donald Trump's top diplomat to send a team to Iraq and come up with a plan to pull American troops from the Middle Eastern nation, Mahdi's office said Friday. UPI
VOA VIEW: Iraq is making an outward gesture - they don't really want the US out.
Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg unveiled a $1 trillion infrastructure plan Friday, which aims to improve water quality, public transportation and the national Highway Trust Fund. UPI
VOA VIEW: Dumb idea.
The U.S. economy added 145,000 jobs last month, the Labor Department said in its monthly update Friday -- a figure that fell short of most analysts' projections. UPI
VOA VIEW: Good news, regardless.

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