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The world's developed nations plan to impose a minimum 15% global minimum corporate tax rate under a "historic" new agreement meant to prevent businesses from moving their profits to low-tax countries. UPI
VOA VIEW: The US corporate rate is now 22% and Biden wants to raise it - the US will lose.
Oil spills are likely to increase as fossil fuel use tapers, and oil companies put off upgrades to aging infrastructure, experts say. LA Times
Here are three bipartisan steps Congress could take right now to reduce the harm social media platforms cause. Will they act? LA Times
VOA VIEW: Facebook needs to be sanctioned and split.
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A Navy nuclear engineer and his wife from Maryland were busted for trying to sell confidential information about US nuclear-powered submarines to a foreign country. New York Post
VOA VIEW: They should be tried and if found guilty - life sentences.
Facebook's controversial algorithms protect its users from being exposed to extreme content, the company's vice president for policy and global affairs claimed in interviews on Sunday. New York Post
VOA VIEW: Facebook lies - they cannot be trusted.
Legislation aimed at infrastructure and social programs also includes big changes in energy, transportation and disaster preparation. They would amount to the most significant climate action ever taken by the United States. New York Times
VOA VIEW: The left is the biggest liar.
President Biden’s social policy legislation aims to address a problem that weighs on many families — and the teachers and child care centers serving them. New York Times
VOA VIEW: Leftwing deception.
A Black superintendent’s email to parents after the killing of George Floyd engulfed a small, predominantly white Maryland community in a yearlong firestorm. New York Times
VOA VIEW: The leftwing radicals cause division.
Employees are divided over Frances Haugen, a former product manager who testified that the company was putting profit before safety. New York Times
VOA VIEW: Haugen is more believable than Facebook.
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In the fight over the debt ceiling, both political parties are behaving badly, albeit in very different ways. New York Times
VOA VIEW: It should not not be increased.
Donald Trump's return comes as his favorability rating among Iowans reaches a personal high point. He stopped short of announcing a reelection bid.
VOA VIEW: From his mouth to GOD's ear.
So far in fall 2021, schools have had nearly twice as many shootings as before the pandemic. But active shooter drills may heighten the trauma.
Facebook Vice President Nick Clegg said Sunday that his company is counting on Congress to take action that will change how his social networking platform does its business. In the aftermath of a Senate hearing featuring bitter criticism from former Facebook data scientist Frances Haugen, Mr. Clegg, Washington Times
VOA VIEW: Something should be done, now.
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Foes of Texas' strict abortion ban are taking aim at companies that donated money to the bill’s sponsors, hoping consumers will pressure corporate America to join the fight against a surge of restrictions. The television and digital ads begun this past week by the groups Corporate Accountability Action and American ... Washington Times
VOA VIEW: Abortion foes should not use boycott tactics.
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell has joined the chorus of Republicans on Capitol Hill outraged over Attorney General Merrick B. Garland’s school board memo. In a letter to Mr. Garland sent Friday, the Kentucky Republican called the memo misguided and asked for several points of clarification. “Your memorandum’s ominous rhetoric ... Washington Times
VOA VIEW: Garland has violated the law - he should resign or be fired.
Large department stores must display products in gender-neutral ways. ABC
VOA VIEW: The law is wrong and hopefully unconstitutional.
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Large protests are being held across Poland to support EU membership. ABC
Taiwan’s president has vowed to defend the island from China’s rising pressure for reunification, after a week of tensions with Beijing ABC
Fiona Hill told CBS News' "Face the Nation" the country is in a "dangerous moment." CBS
VOA VIEW: If there is a danger - count on it coming from progressives and/or liberals.
Chris Krebs, the former director of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, said Republicans are leading the "constant erosion of confidence in the electoral system." CBS
Congressman Adam Schiff, who is on the January 6 select committee, said he wants to "sound the alarm that our democracy is hanging on by a thread." CBS
VOA VIEW: The Dems are the big worry.
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"There's no reason anybody anywhere in America should be telling any child about transgenderism, homosexuality, any of that filth," Robinson said in a recently resurfaced video. CBS
VOA VIEW: The truth hurts.
Dr. Scott Gottlieb, the former FDA commissioner, said the CDC is likely to take a "cautious" approach in vaccinating kids 5-11, but it's "certainly reasonable" vaccination could start as soon as Thanksgiving. CBS
San Francisco Federal Reserve Bank president Mary Daly said the U.S. is still seeing in the economy "the pain of COVID, and the pain of the Delta variant impact the labor market." CBS
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In recent months, supply chain problems have been blamed for shortages affecting just about every sector of industry and commerce. But what exactly is broken, and why? CBS
VOA VIEW: Biden and Dems control is the major problem.
With abortion restrictions increasing in many states, and with a conservative Supreme Court primed to decide on Roe v. Wade, access to the procedure in the future is unclear, and the return of "back-alley abortions" is feared. CBS
Southwest Airlines blamed the disruptions on air traffic control and bad weather. CNBC
The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development on Friday announced a major breakthrough over corporate tax rates, after years of disagreement. CNBC
Texas' friendly corporate tax laws are one reason why the Lonestar State ranks as one of the cheapest states to run a business, according to a new study from software platform Approve.com. CNBC
VOA VIEW: High rates are bad for business growth.
Dr. Anthony Fauci on Sunday gave the stamp of approval for kids to trick-or-treat outdoors this Halloween, one year after it was labeled a "high risk" activity due to the coronavirus pandemic. FOX News
VOA VIEW: Another bounce back.
A suspect wanted in a Louisiana shooting spree that stretched across several parishes and included the death of a state trooper was apprehended Saturday night after a daylong manhunt in area woods, according to reports. FOX News
AccuWeather meteorologists continue to track an area of disturbed weather off the Atlantic coast of the United States that could take the final name of the 2021 Atlantic hurricane season's designated list, Wanda. UPI
U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken will hold three-way "Abraham Accords" meetings with the foreign ministers of Israel and the United Arab Emirates next week in Washington, officials said Saturday. UPI
VOA VIEW: Blinken is a liberal fool.
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