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Democrats and some Republicans have called for state Rep. Matt Shea to resign in the wake of a report involving anti-government activities. LA Times
VOA VIEW: Hopefully, there is a way to rid a terrorist.
“Illegal crossing are dropping as more and more Wall is being completed!” the president tweeted. New York Post
VOA VIEW: Good!
Mayor Bill de Blasio’s plan to add a new curriculum on anti-Semitism in city schools has sparked debate, with some saying his administration has mainly focused on “black victimization,” while others object to his close ties to a top Jewish group. The latest spate of attacks against Jews have been “overwhelmingly perpetrated by black New... New York Post
VOA VIEW: De Blasio is a loser.

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Bernie Sanders and Joseph R. Biden Jr. have been seeking to take control of the race in its early stages, trying to deny momentum to their top two rivals, Elizabeth Warren and Pete Buttigieg. New York Times
The Democratic presidential candidate said he would spend big even if the nominee was someone he had sharp differences with, like Bernie Sanders or Elizabeth Warren. New York Times
VOA VIEW: Bloomberg is becoming a bigger disgrace.
Queen Elizabeth has summoned her grandson Prince Harry for a crisis meeting to discuss future arrangements for him and his wife Meghan following the couple's shock announcement that they want to step back from royal duties. Rueters
Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido on Saturday called for more protests against the government of President Nicolas Maduro in the wake of a failed attempt by the ruling Socialist Party to install allied leadership in congress. Rueters
President Donald Trump said on Twitter that his administration is closely following protests that erupted in Iran after that country's government admitted its forces shot down a civilian Ukrainian airliner by mistake. Rueters
VOA VIEW: Iran must rid itself from its present leaders,
At least nine people died, more than 1,000 flights were canceled and hundreds of thousands were without power in five states on Saturday as a massive winter storm system dumped snow, freezing rain and hail from Texas to Michigan. Rueters

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U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo congratulated Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen on her re-election on Saturday and lauded her for seeking stability with China "in the face of unrelenting pressure." Rueters
Democratic U.S. presidential candidate Joe Biden, who wears the nickname "working class Joe" with pride and courts a multi-racial voter base, faces a stern test of his ability to win nationally in Nevada's mining towns and unionized gambling parlors. Rueters
Trump mocked his enemies, trafficked in half-truths, instilled fear and expressed zero humility. My fellow evangelicals loved every minute of it.        USA Today
VOA VIEW: The liberal media is Americas biggest enemy.
Facebook has cited U.S. sanctions to explain the removal of Instagram posts supportive of Qasem Soleimani, the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps general recently killed in Iraq. The website Coda Story reported Friday about the removal of pro-Soleimani social media postings from Instagram, Facebook's popular photo- and video-sharing service. ... Washington Times

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Two service members were killed Saturday morning by an IED blast in Kandahar, Afghanistan. The Taliban have claimed credit for the explosion, according to intelligence. ABC
VOA VIEW: Sad!
There aren't any threats of a tsunami for the U.S. East Coast. ABC
The Trump administration announced Friday it has completed 100 miles of barriers along the southern border. ABC
VOA VIEW: Despite obstruction by Dems.

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A student at a San Diego university was among those killed in the crash of Ukraine International Airlines Flight 752. ABC
VOA VIEW: The situation may have a change for Iran.
Iran admits it "unintentionally" shot down a Ukrainian passenger plane, after days of denial. BBC
VOA VIEW: Iran has a major problem.
As Boris Johnson calls for further investigation, the Queen sends condolences to victims' families. BBC
The Sussexes hope talks over their future can be concluded "sooner rather than later", reports say. BBC
VOA VIEW: Fools!
A new Washington Post/Ipsos poll found that nearly half of respondents considered Joe Biden their top choice. CBS
VOA VIEW: Blacks are foolish.

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A new Des Moines Register/CNN/Mediacom poll has Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders leading the race in Iowa 24 days out from Caucus Day CBS
VOA VIEW: Dems have a major problem.
Shutting down Iraq's account at the New York Fed could be detrimental to its financial system. The country puts its revenue from oil sales there, and takes out that money to pay government salaries and contracts. CNBC
VOA VIEW: As a start.
Puerto Rico's Electric Power Authority said outages were reported across much of southern Puerto Rico and crews were assessing possible damage at power plants. CNBC

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North Korea has received birthday greetings to its leader Kim Jong Un from U.S. President Donald Trump, according to a statement published on Saturday. CNBC
VOA VIEW: Un is making major mistakes.
Invading vultures have become a safety hazard near the U.S.-Mexico border where a 320-foot radio tower is located. FOX News
A Mississippi Army veteran who served in both Vietnam and Iraq says his prosthetic legs were repossessed and returned in an unusable state -- because the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) refused to pay for them. FOX News
VOA VIEW: Sad!
Protesters speak out against supreme leader in response to deaths of Iranians in disasterIran’s embattled regime was shaken by a wave of international condemnation and domestic criticism on Saturday night after admitting its forces shot down a Ukrainian passenger plane with 176 people on board and lied in a bid to cover up its role in the tragedy.Facing possibly the biggest crisis since the 1979 Islamic revolution, senior clerical, political and military leaders scrambled to contain the fallout from what President Hassan Rouhani termed a “disastrous mistake”. Guardian
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Saturday said questions remain about Iran's downing of a Ukrainian plane that killed all 176 aboard, including 57 Canadians, and that he expected full cooperation in the ongoing investigation. Reuters
The United States and China have agreed to restart semi-annual talks aimed at resolving economic disputes between the two countries, a process abandoned at the start of the Trump administration as a trade conflict between the countries escalated. Reuters
VOA VIEW: Time will tell.
President Donald Trump said he would invoke executive privilege to prevent former national security adviser John Bolton from testifying in his impeachment trial in the Senate. UPI
Intense winds, flooding downpours and tornadoes left a trail of destruction after the first severe weather outbreak of 2020 swept across the southern United States. UPI

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