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Supreme Court limits computer fraud law to those who wrongly gain access to confidential files, not those who misuse data they're authorized to see. LA Times
Facing his possible ouster, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu lashes out at the 'dangerous' coalition arrayed against him. LA Times
VOA VIEW: Israel's loss if the change goes through.
In a speech in New Hampshire, former Vice President Mike Pence urged Republicans to move forward following the Capitol riot. New York Post
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The Post's editorial board takes a look back at some happenings from the media landscape from the last week, including some issues at CNN and The New York Times. New York Post
VOA VIEW: The liberal media look bad.
Thousands of Dr. Anthony Fauci’s emails have been released and offer a glimpse into how the nation’s leading infectious-diseases specialist dealt with the crisis. Here's some of what we learned. New York Post
VOA VIEW: Fauci is a lying con man.
Texas will be getting a visit from No. 45 this summer. Former President Trump will be giving a speech at the Conservative Political Action Conference in Dallas. New York Post
The president offered new concessions this week, including dropping his plan to reverse some of the 2017 tax cuts, as he tries to win support from Senate Republicans. New York Times
VOA VIEW: Time will tell the real truth.
An open letter urged them to take many of the defensive steps that the federal government requires of its agencies and contractors. New York Times
VOA VIEW: Who pays, the federal government has unlimited resources.
As COVID-19 restrictions lift and more of our lives open up, will more Americans need to prove they have been vaccinated to fully return to normal?
VOA VIEW: A good question that requires Supreme Court final say.
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Conflicting federal district court rulings in two New England circuits could set up a Supreme Court showdown over just how far states can go in allocating taxpayer funds to religious schools in towns lacking public schools. On Wednesday, a Second Circuit panel ruled in favor of parents who were excluded ... Washington Times
VOA VIEW: Taxpayer funds should be available to all schools or none.
The Justice Department announced Thursday it will elevate ransomware-attack investigations to the same priority as terrorism amid a rise in such targeting of American businesses by Russian-based hackers. In a memo sent to U.S. attorneys' offices across the country, the department said every new report of an attack or unfolding ... Washington Times
VOA VIEW: As it should be.
Two more states, Alaska and Florida, have joined the federal lawsuit challenging President Biden’s decision to revoke the Keystone XL pipeline permit, bringing the number of states seeking to reinstate the project to 23. Montana Attorney General Austin Knudsen announced Thursday that Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody ... Washington Times
VOA VIEW: All states should join in.
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez fired back at criticism Wednesday after she was accused of neglecting her grandmother after posting pictures of her dilapidated home in Puerto Rico. "Just over a week ago, my abuela fell ill. I went to Puerto Rico to see her- my 1st time in a year+ bc ... Washington Times
VOA VIEW: A dumb lying fool.
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President Biden on Thursday issued a memo that establishes anti-corruption efforts as a core U.S. national security interest and that is intended to get federal agencies to step up efforts on tackling corruption and illicit financing schemes. Mr. Biden said the U.S. plans to lead by example in what he ... Washington Times
VOA VIEW: It should start with Hunter Biden.
Dr. Anthony Fauci on Thursday distanced himself from a 2020 email thanking him for emphasizing the likely natural origins for the COVID-19 virus over the theory it escaped from a Chinese lab, as Republicans pressed the National Institutes of Health over what they said were the many unanswered questions about ... Washington Times
VOA VIEW: Fauci is a fraud and idiot.
Republicans on the House Judiciary Committee on Thursday demanded the Justice Department turn over information related to the hiring of former CNN analyst and Trump critic Susan Hennessey. Ms. Hennessey, a former National Security Agency staffer, joined the Justice Department’s National Security Division (NSD) last month. She previously worked at ... Washington Times
VOA VIEW: Hennessey is a fraud.
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A Pennsylvania state senator and ally of former President Trump said his state should conduct an audit of the 2020 election modeled on Arizona’s review, after receiving a briefing on the intensive recount operation in Maricopa County. State Sen. Doug Mastriano and two fellow Republican legislators from Pennsylvania toured the ... Washington Times
President Joe Biden on Wednesday proposed an infrastructure package worth $1 trillion in new spending that would be funded without raising the corporate tax rate. ABC
VOA VIEW: Many corporations cannot afford a 15% minimum tax rate.
The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits fell last week for a fifth straight week to a new pandemic low, the latest evidence that the U.S. job market is regaining its health as the economy further reopens ABC
VOA VIEW: What about those who are not doing financially well.
Major California businesses are frustrated over proposed rules by workplace regulators that would only allow workers to go maskless if everyone in a room is fully vaccinated against the coronavirus ABC
The states cited worker shortages as a reason for ending the programs. ABC
VOA VIEW: All states should follow.
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Vanessa Bryant, the widow of NBA legend Kobe Bryant, claimed the shoes were not approved to be manufactured or sold. CBS
VOA VIEW: How much will NIKE have to pay?
Bailey, an avid pilot, best-selling author and TV show host, also defended Patricia Hearst and the alleged Boston Strangler during his legal career. CBS
Biden highlighted plans to set a floor for the corporate taxation in a meeting with GOP Senator Shelley Moore Capito Wednesday. CBS
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The USFL plans a minimum of eight teams for its first season and will retain rights to key original team names such as the New Jersey Generals, Memphis Showboats and Los Angeles Express. CBS
VOA VIEW: The NFL will take a hit.
President Biden believes Congress should be the one to investigate. CBS
The number of people of filing for weekly jobless aid has dropped for five straight weeks as layoffs slow. CBS
"We wish to give you a fresh start," the university president told students. "Therefore, the Wilberforce University Board of Trustees has authorized me to forgive any debt." CBS
VOA VIEW: What about those who paid their debt?
As the IRS distributes the $1,400 stimulus payments, some lawmakers say the money won't last three months. CBS
VOA VIEW: These are vote buying gimmicks.
Job growth in May is expected to be more than double the pace of April, with hiring picking up broadly across the economy. CNBC
VOA VIEW: No free money, people will be forced to work.
President Joe Biden expanded restrictions on U.S. investments in 59 Chinese companies with alleged ties to the country's military efforts. CNBC
VOA VIEW: As it should be.
The Ford Maverick pickup is expected to be among the smallest and cheapest pickups in the U.S., filling a void for some buyers. CNBC
A report saying the Biden administration is pushing for a minimum corporate tax hit Amazon and other stocks. CNBC
The change revolves around the Android Advertising ID, a unique string of characters that can identify devices. CNBC
VOA VIEW: It is called sophistication.
SentinelOne filed its IPO prospectus with the Securities and Exchange Commission on Thursday, and plans to list on the NYSE under the ticker symbol S. CNBC
Even as the Covid pandemic fades, more than 14% of renters are behind on their rent, according to an analysis by The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities. CNBC
VOA VIEW: The general public should not have free rent at the expense of property owners.
West Virginia Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin, a pivotal swing vote for the party, is making very clear he's not ready to abandon Republicans for Democrats to try to push legislation on their own, as President Joe Biden's agenda faces a critical month in June. CNN
VOA VIEW: What will be his price for giving in?
A coalition of Realtor groups asked the Supreme Court Thursday night to block the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's order that prohibits landlords nationwide from evicting tenants who fail to pay rent amidst the Covid-19 pandemic. CNN
VOA VIEW: Landlords should prevail - it's unconstitutional that they be forced to lose.
CNN's Nic Robertson reports that American-born action star Steven Seagal, who also has Russian citizenship, has joined the Russian political party "A Just Russia For Truth," which is a pro-Kremlin organization. CNN
A former U.S. Treasury Department official who pleaded guilty last year to leaking confidential banking reports associated with former President Donald Trump's onetime campaign chairman Paul Manafort was sentenced Thursday to six months in prison. FOX News
VOA VIEW: The penalty is too low.
A five-time national track champion is speaking out against what she sees as a barrier to equality, worrying that “transgender athletes will diminish opportunities for biological women.” FOX News
VOA VIEW: A biological woman is a woman, period.
This Sunday marks the 77th anniversary of D-Day, a pivotal day in World War II, in which thousands of American, British and Canadian soldiers selflessly stormed the beaches of Normandy to help liberate Europe from the grip of the German-led Axis forces. FOX News
VOA VIEW: America is great and so are all who fought and continue to do so.
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President Joe Biden signed an executive order on Thursday expanding a Trump-era ban on investment in Chinese companies to include defense and surveillance technology firms. UPI
The Supreme Court on Thursday ruled in favor of a Georgia police officer who accessed a police database on a bribe, narrowing the scope of the 1986 Computer Fraud and Abuse Act. UPI
The White House said Thursday that federal agencies will send at least 80 million COVID-19 vaccine doses to needy countries overseas by the end of this month, following up on a pledge President Joe Biden made last month. UPI
VOA VIEW: What does the US get in return for China's aggression.