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U.S. Sen. David Perdue, R-Ga., remained in a tight battle with Democrat Jon Ossoff early Wednesday as votes continued to be counted in Tuesday's two U.S. Senate runoffs in Georgia. FOX News
VOA VIEW: Sad day for America
A digitized message threatening to avenge to death former Iranian military commander Qassem Soleimani was heard by several New York air traffic controllers on Monday, a report said. The message aired in the suspected breach of aviation frequencies was sent exactly one year after Soleimani was killed in a US drone strike ordered by President... New York Post
VOA VIEW: Iran would be foolish to mess with the US while Trump is president.
Education reformers breathed a sigh of relief when it became clear that President-elect Joe Biden wouldn’t tap a teachers-union leader as his secretary of education, contrary to the post-election rumor mill. Instead, Biden nominated Connecticut Education Commissioner Miguel Cardona. Compared to teachers-union leaders, Cardona appears moderate. But Biden’s Department of Education transition team looks as... New York Post
VOA VIEW: Sad!
New York magazine’s latest cover story, “The Lab-Leak Hypothesis,” concludes that COVID-19 is a human-engineered virus that escaped from a Wuhan lab — the very same theory that moved Facebook to suppress a Post opinion piece for weeks last year. Steven W. Mosher only called it a possibility in these pages on Feb. 23, 2020. But... New York Post

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The challenges will transform the normally routine electoral count by Congress into an hourslong spectacle that has already divided Republicans, who are all but certain to fail to change the results. New York Times
VOA VIEW: Hopefully, a miracle happens.
Crowds gathered in Washington on Tuesday, a day before larger rallies and a congressional vote to certify the election are planned.        USA Today
About 50 Hong Kong pro-democracy figures were arrested by police on Wednesday under a national security law, following their involvement in an unofficial primary election last year held to increase their chances of controlling the legislature, according to local media reports. Those arrested included former lawmakers ... Washington Times
VOA VIEW: China will pay.
The Trump administration has finalized its plan to open a vast amount of protected land in Arctic Alaska to develop oil. ABC
VOA VIEW: Good!
U.S. Rep. Emanuel Cleaver says he was caught off guard by the negative response after he ended his opening prayer on the first day of the new Congress by saying the words, “Amen and A-woman.” ABC
VOA VIEW: A fool and his dumb statement.
The U.S. government is blaming Russia for a devastating hack of federal agencies and says the operation appeared to be an “intelligence gathering” effort ABC
VOA VIEW: So what will be done?

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President Trump is keeping pressure on Vice President Mike Pence to reject Joe Biden's win, but those close to Pence say he's expected to stick to his scripted role. ABC
VOA VIEW: It was a joke gesture.
At least 20 Republican senators said they do not plan to join their GOP colleagues in objecting to electoral votes cast in some battleground states for President-elect Joe Biden. CBS
VOA VIEW: Maybe symbolic, but a constitutional right.
CBS News has learned of a threat to attack the U.S. Capitol on the same day Congress is set to count Electoral College votes. The threat cited Iranian General Qassem Soleimani, who was killed by the U.S. last year. CBS
VOA VIEW: A reality is ...
Officer Rusten Sheskey shot Jacob Blake in the back in August, sparking national outrage and unrest in Kenosha. CBS
VOA VIEW: As it should be.

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Starting next next week, carrier will only allow passengers with disabilities to travel with service animals. CBS
Microsoft has given money to political candidates since the 1980s. It's a hot topic in the run-up to congressional voting on Electoral College results. CNBC
VOA VIEW: Left leading candidates.
Israel braces for a third national lockdown even with the nation seeing success in the rollout of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine. CNBC

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The automaker on Tuesday reported sales were down 17.4% last year compared with 2019, including a 7.9% slide in the fourth quarter. CNBC
VOA VIEW: Not good times.
"It's a very dark and difficult winter, but there is light at the end of the tunnel," Gita Gopinath, the IMF's chief economist, told CNBC. CNBC
VOA VIEW: Top fool.
Workers have attempted to organize but without a formal union, they've been limited. CNBC
Vice President Mike Pence's four years of faithful service to his boss, President Donald Trump, will culminate this week in a ceremonial act he's under increasing pressure to thwart. CNN
VOA VIEW: Liberal stupidity.
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The Wisconsin police officers involved in the shooting of Jacob Blake last year, igniting several days of unrest that included two fatal shootings, will not face criminal charges, prosecutors said Tuesday.  FOX News
VOA VIEW: Great!
Border Patrol agents in California arrested a convicted felon who is a member of the notorious MS-13 gang for illegally reentering the U.S. after being previously deported, authorities said Monday. FOX News
President Donald Trump on Tuesday signed an executive order banning transactions with the companies associated with eight Chinese smartphone and desktop applications. UPI
VOA VIEW: Good move that Biden would not take.

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The U.S. Justice Department said Tuesday it's collected $7 million from Iran to give as compensation to American victims of state-sponsored terrorism. UPI

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