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As Xi Jinping prepares for a third term as China's president, he must confront COVID, a slowing economy and other issues that threaten his hold on power LA Times
VOA VIEW: Xi is a danger to China and the world.
Keystone State Republican voters should think twice before pulling the lever for Kathy Barnette -- especially when Pennsylvania has proven to be a purple state. New York Post
VOA VIEW: Barnette is a phony Republican.
One employee at Coca-Cola alleged company workers are forbidden from consuming a popular beverage. New York Post
VOA VIEW: Wrong!

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Andrew McCabe knew a Hillary Clinton campaign lawyer was acting on behalf of an unidentified client when he gave the feds information purporting to show a connection between Trump and Russia. New York Post
VOA VIEW: McCabe was a traitor.
Adewale Adeyemo, the deputy Treasury secretary, met privately with international financial institutions to make clear the consequences of sanctions evasion. New York Times
VOA VIEW: So be it.
As Western nations place sanctions on people close to the Russian leader, including family members, the strict secrecy surrounding his private life is being punctured. New York Times
The fight in Ukraine has largely become an artillery battle, a senior U.S. Defense Department official said Friday.       USA Today
VOA VIEW: Madness!
Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly on Friday vetoed a bill that would prohibit government mask mandates in Kansas and curb the power of state and local health officials during outbreaks of infectious diseases. Washington Times
VOA VIEW: Liberal stupidity.
High prices at the pump and rewards for energy-company shareholders after record losses during the pandemic will persist for the foreseeable future, Vicki Hollub, the CEO of Occidental Petroleum, said Friday during a web conference with Federal Reserve officials. Washington Times

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The fight for the GOP Senate nomination in Pennsylvania has turned into a three-way race and an all-out war on Kathy Barnette, whose late surge has turned the contest on its head in the closing days of the campaign. Washington Times
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has extended the House proxy voting period until the end of June, citing the public health emergency of the COVID-19 pandemic. Washington Times
VOA VIEW: Liberal cowardness.
The Department of Homeland Security announced $1.6 billion for the FEMA preparedness grant program for the 2022 fiscal year, with a focus on terrorism and disasters. ABC
VOA VIEW: The key word is "extremism".
Musk is awaiting details on spam and fake accounts on the platform. ABC

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It was the highest level American contact with Russia since the war began. ABC
VOA VIEW: Now what?
Tax agency now pays 4% interest on late payments to individual filers, and that could soon rise even more. CBS
Lawmakers say they want more information about "next generation" delivery vehicles that have raised environmental concerns. CBS
VOA VIEW: Questionable!

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The endorsement sets up a proxy war between Mike Pence and Donald Trump in a key battleground state. CBS
VOA VIEW: The outcome will be interesting.
U.S. shelters have already received more than 70,000 unaccompanied migrant children from border officials in fiscal year 2022, according to data obtained by CBS News. CBS
VOA VIEW: Madness to put children in this predicament.
The Republican senator voted against a Democratic-led bill to protect abortion access on the federal level after a draft. CBS
VOA VIEW: Truism!
Prices at the pump now top $4 in all but three U.S. states, with costs driven up by a drop in capacity. CBS
VOA VIEW: Prices will go higher.
Stocks jumped Friday, as investors looked to steer the S&P 500 away from official bear market territory following a week of heavy losses. CNBC

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Musk can't just walk away from buying Twitter, despite a $1 billion reverse break fee attached to the deal. CNBC
IRS boss Charles Rettig is under fire over the destruction of data related to millions of tax returns. President Joe Biden is being asked to replace him. CNBC
VOA VIEW: AS he should.
Americans are shopping and buying and "they're paying their loans, at least to Affirm quite well," Affirm's Max Levchin said Thursday evening. CNBC

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Annual inflation grew by 8.3% in April, but some retirees may be shielded from certain swelling costs, according to a J.P. Morgan report. CNBC
President Joe Biden on Friday called upon states to use federal funds to invest in more cops and mental-health programs to fight crime. CNBC
VOA VIEW: BS!
Filers won't be affected by the IRS decision to destroy 30 million so-called paper information returns, the agency said. CNBC
VOA VIEW: What do you believe?
Consumer prices rose 8.3% in March, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. CNBC
VOA VIEW: Sad!
Giving her final briefing as White House Press Secretary, Jen Psaki on Friday said she was grateful for the example of grace and integrity set by President Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden. UPI
VOA VIEW: Good riddance.
Texas' child welfare agency remains blocked from investigating the family of a transgender teen who sued the state in March, but can investigate other families after the Supreme Court of Texas struck down an injunction. UPI
In Britain, calling a man bald can now be classified as sexual harassment, an employment tribunal ruled Wednesday. UPI
VOA VIEW: Dumb ruling.
Leaders of Southeast Asian countries will wrap up a two-day meeting with U.S. officials Friday in an effort to maintain focus on an aggressive China while the White House has been concentrating on Russia. UPI
Israel is moving forward with plans to construct more than 4,000 homes in the occupied West Bank, sparking condemnation from the United Nations, rights groups and democratic governments. UPI
VOA VIEW: Good!

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