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Final drilling and mining plans are implemented for two national monuments in Utah downsized by President Trump despite objections of several groups. LA Times
VOA VIEW: It's hard to second guess.
The Treasury Department complied with a request from Senate Republicans for documents related to Hunter Biden’s ties to a Ukrainian energy company, according to a Senate Democrat. New York Times
VOA VIEW: Good!
Bernie Sanders raised $25 million in January toward his run for president, his campaign said on Thursday as it announced it was sending more staff to the 14 states that vote on March 3 in the Democratic Party's nominating contest. Rueters
VOA VIEW: Sanders can't beat Trump.

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"We are holding a press conference that should have occurred three nights ago in Des Moines, but for the inability of the Iowa Democratic Party to count votes in a timely fashion," Sanders said.        USA Today
A handful of key economic and social issues keep some African Americans loyal to the party of Lincoln rather than the party of Obama.        USA Today
VOA VIEW: Republicans have done more for blacks.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi remained defiant Thursday after tearing up a copy of President Donald Trump's State of the Union address.        USA Today
VOA VIEW: Pelosi is an idiot.
The prosecution in Harvey Weinstein's sex crimes trial rested Thursday after further cross-examination of a sixth accuser.        USA Today
VOA VIEW: The truth is ...
Department of Homeland Security official Ken Cuccinelli accused New York Democrats of imperiling safety and threatened other states that seek to limit cooperation with immigration agents. Washington Post
VOA VIEW: The Dems have lost at every turn.
Despite a nine-month deadline set by Congress, many Afghan and Iraqi nationals have been kept waiting more than four years to enter the United States while facing persecution and death threats. Washington Post
VOA VIEW: One judge has no clue.

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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi fired back at President Donald Trump, after his comments at the National Prayer Breakfast. Also defends her tearing up of his address. ABC
VOA VIEW: She looked and sounded like the idiot she is.
The American Civil Liberties Union of Texas is suing the U.S. government over a raid near Dallas where immigration officials arrested 280 workers ABC
VOA VIEW: The ACLU is anti America.
Virginia lawmakers have passed comprehensive anti-discrimination legislation that advocates say makes the state the first in the South to enact such protections for LGBTQ people ABC
VOA VIEW: Equal rights for all.
President Donald Trump offered no remorse on Thursday, after he was acquitted in his Senate impeachment trial. ABC
VOA VIEW: It was evil and anti Trump.

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The hospital in Wuhan treating Li Wenliang confirms his death after a day of confused reports. BBC
VOA VIEW: Questionable!
"Enough is enough," Tom Perez tweeted, calling for a recanvass because of the technology problems plaguing the state party since the night of the Caucuses. With results from 97% of precincts counted, Buttigieg and Sanders are 0.1% apart. CBS
VOA VIEW: Needed!
The majority of Iowa caucus results have been reported, giving Pete Buttigieg a razor-thin margin over Senator Bernie Sanders and leaving former frontrunner Joe Biden lagging behind. In New Hampshire, where the next primary is set to take place, Biden called his caucus performance a "gut punch." Ed O'Keefe reports from the state where Biden's camp is shifting their focus onto his opponents especially Buttigieg. CBS
VOA VIEW: As he should.

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"We have to bear in mind that, given the narrow window we face, the risk of losing the 5G struggle with China should vastly outweigh all other considerations," Bill Barr warned. CBS
VOA VIEW: The US must hold tight against China.
A leading federal watchdog agency has admonished the Department of Homeland Security for its lack of election security preparation, with the 2020 presidential primary season already underway. CNBC
Stocks rose on Thursday after China announced it will halve tariffs on a slew of U.S. products. CNBC
International airlines are suspending China service as the coronavirus spreads and new travel restrictions take effect. CNBC
VOA VIEW: China will lose big.
Senior-level staffers were among those booted form Andrew Yang's campaign following poor Iowa results. CNBC
VOA VIEW: Goodbye!

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President Donald Trump began his speech at the National Prayer Breakfast by taking veiled shots at House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, who was on the stage with him as he spoke, and Sen. Mitt Romney, the morning after the GOP-controlled Senate acquitted him. CNN
VOA VIEW: As he should.
A New York man willing to testify against MS-13 members who attacked him in 2018 was found dead earlier this week after his identity was disclosed to the defendants’ attorneys in pre-trial proceedings, police say. FOX News
VOA VIEW: MS-13 must be eradicated from the US.
An airplane carrying 178 people who lived in Hubei province in China, the epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak, landed at an Air Force base in Northern California on Wednesday morning and are being quarantined there for at least 14 days as officials from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention evaluate them and determine if they have contracted the virus.  FOX News

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American astronaut Christina Koch, who led the first all-female spacewalk in 2019, landed in Kazakhstan on Thursday after a record stay on the International Space Station, ending a 328-day mission expected to yield new insights into deep-space travel. Reuters
Johnson & Johnson was ordered on Thursday by a jury in a New Jersey court to pay punitive damages of $750 million to four plaintiffs who allege that the company's Baby Powder caused their cancer, according to a lawyer for the plaintiffs. Reuters
VOA VIEW: A major verdict.
China on Thursday said it would halve additional tariffs levied against 1,717 U.S. goods last year, following the signing of a Phase 1 deal that defused a bruising trade war between the world's two largest economies. Reuters
VOA VIEW: Good!
Boeing delivered the first F/A-18 Super Hornet upgraded under its Service Life Modification contract to the U.S. Navy, the company announced on Thursday. UPI
Former Ambassador Marie Yovanovitch said that it's "the American way" to expose wrongdoing by speaking up about it like she and other civil servants did in testimony to Congress last year. UPI
VOA VIEW: She should be exposed, as she was a liberal wrong doer.
Heading into a presidential election year, most Americans say they would prefer Democrats in Congress steer the direction of the United States than President Donald Trump, a new survey showed Thursday. UPI
VOA VIEW: Liberal BS.
A bipartisan Senate report said Thursday the United States under President Barack Obama was not "well-postured" to defend the U.S. electoral system against Russian interference in the run-up to the 2016 vote. UPI
VOA VIEW: Obama hurt the US.
The Trump administration told New York state authorities it will bar their residents from programs that speed-up their entry to the United States when they leave the country -- as retaliation for blocking key records. UPI
VOA VIEW: Good!
Chinese telecommunications company Huawei is suing Verizon for patent infringement over technologies the American carrier uses for its network. UPI
VOA VIEW: Time will tell.
The Justice Department's Civil Rights Division announced Wednesday it has opened an investigation into conditions at four Mississippi prisons after 15 inmates have died in the state's custody since December.  UPI

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