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China announced plans for live-fire military drills soon after Ms. Pelosi flew into Taiwan. Analysts said Beijing’s move seemed designed to project strength rather than serve as a precursor to an invasion. New York Times
VOA VIEW: China looks bad and desperate - they gave Pelosi no choice - Biden showed weakness.
From her first days in Congress, the future speaker was willing to confront China’s leaders. As she looked toward her legacy, the California Democrat was not about to back down this time. New York Times
VOA VIEW: Pelosi mad a selfish move by not taking a single Republican as part of the delegation - Biden looks bad.
Across the U.S., COVID-19 relief money is helping subsidize growing numbers of big-city schools with small numbers of students. LA Times
VOA VIEW: Dems and unions have hurt the public school system.
Watchdogs warned that continued loose spending by Albany’s leaders could make things worse for a generation. New York Post
VOA VIEW: NY has a serious financial problem - its leaders,
“Kickback Kathy is the new reigning champion of the Albany cesspool of corruption,” State GOP Chair Nick Langworthy said Tuesday. New York Post
VOA VIEW: A cesspool of corruption goes beyond Cuomo.

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The Biden administration filed its first new litigation to protect access to abortion since the Supreme Court ruling in June that ended the constitutional right to terminate pregnancies. New York Times
VOA VIEW: The Supreme Court has made its decision.
Republicans who had blocked the bill, which would extend benefits to an estimated 3.5 million veterans, allowed it to pass after trying unsuccessfully to limit funding for the treatments. New York Times
VOA VIEW: Good!
Days of higher-than-normal high tides are rising along the Atlantic and Gulf coasts, NOAA says, warning of the increased potential for flooding.       USA Today
VOA VIEW: Flooding may cause major problems.
It's not uncommon to meet a perfectly lovely person who is kind, funny, works hard and has compatible goals, but not like them.       USA Today
VOA VIEW: Sound advice.

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After three events, LIV Golf players cannot possibly deny that their tour is being used to feed Donald Trump's ego and his political ambitions.       USA Today
VOA VIEW: The leftwing media are jealous.
The head of the Family Research Council said Tuesday evening that a call by 40 Congressional Democrats for a Treasury Department/IRS investigation of the group's "association of churches" tax-exempt status was "factually challenged" and asserted the organization isn't "trying to hide anything" from the public. Washington Times
VOA VIEW: Biden and Dems use their power of full control.
A group of House Republicans is demanding that the Capitol Police release all of its security footage from Jan. 6, 2021, to allow for fair trials in cases related to the Capitol riot. Washington Times
VOA VIEW: The tapes should be made available.
Few parents are getting their young children vaccinated against COVID-19, despite the Biden administration's much-anticipated rollout of the shots for children under the age of 5 more than a month ago. Washington Times
VOA VIEW: Few want to use their children as Ginny pigs.

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Pro-life doctors are poised to take legal action against a national medical board after it threatened the certification status of physicians who promote "misinformation and disinformation" about abortion. Washington Times
VOA VIEW: As they should.
U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi arrived in Taiwan on Tuesday despite repeated warnings not to from mainland China. ABC
VOA VIEW: China looks foolish by making the threats.
President Joe Biden continued to test positive for COVID-19 Tuesday but is feeling "well," his doctor said. ABC
VOA VIEW: Biden is not well mentally.

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The crypto division of the financial services company Robinhood will pay a $30 million penalty to New York state for failing to comply with regulations governing money laundering and cybersecurity ABC
The gunmaker Smith & Wesson is facing new scrutiny from Congress ABC
VOA VIEW: Liberal stupidity.
The Russian Supreme Court has declared Ukraine’s Azov Regiment a terrorist organization banned in Russia, a designation that may expose Ukrainian prisoners of war held by Moscow to terrorism charges ABC
VOA VIEW: Russia is not believable.
The South Carolina Republican is among a slew of Trump allies subpoenaed since May by the Fulton County special grand jury CBS
VOA VIEW: Big bucks legal counsel.
President Biden's national security adviser Jake Sullivan says the White House is communicating with the Taliban about their knowledge of al-Zawahiri's location. CBS

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The legislation passed the Senate by unanimous consent. CBS
VOA VIEW: Good!
American employers posted fewer job openings in June as the economy contends with raging inflation and rising interest rates. CBS
Retailers in the U.S. have announced 4,432 store openings so far this year, compared with 1,954 store closings, according to data from Coresight Research. CNBC

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Household debt climbed past $16 trillion in the second quarter, as soaring inflation pushed up housing and auto balances. CNBC
VOA VIEW: These are not good financial times.
Many workers who switched jobs as the labor market emerged from its Covid pandemic slumber saw wages outpace inflation by a wide margin, a new study found. CNBC
VOA VIEW: The margins are not wide.
The $52 billion semiconductor package is designed to boost chip manufacturing in the U.S. and compete with China, but progress will take years. CNBC
VOA VIEW: The US needs a strong Taiwan - the US needs their chips.
The monthly amount that Medicare beneficiaries will pay for drug coverage is projected to inch downward, on average, according to program officials. CNBC
VOA VIEW: Time will tell.
AMD currently has a significant market opportunity as its primary rival for PC and server chips, Intel, stumbles with execution. CNBC
Match said it's not seeing the same level of activity now that people are socializing in person again. CNBC
VOA VIEW: Online dating is dangerous.
The Chips and Science Act includes more than $52 billion in funding for U.S. companies producing computer chips, among other provisions. CNBC
Travel app Hopper's latest quarterly study says domestic airfares booked now for fall travel are 25% cheaper than they were earlier in the year. CNBC
VOA VIEW: Travel rates may go down further.
The job market continued to post strong numbers in June despite growing concerns about an economic recession. CNBC
Social Security may not be able to pay full benefits after a certain date if Congress doesn't act sooner. Here's how to gauge how much in benefits you may lose. CNBC
VOA VIEW: Liberal scare tactics.
If China were to invade Taiwan, the most-advanced chip factory in the world would be rendered "not operable," TSMC Chair Mark Liu said. CNBC
VOA VIEW: Makes sense.
Shares of Starbucks have fallen 27% this year, dragging its market value down to $98.37 billion. CNBC
The Pennsylvania Supreme Court on Tuesday voted 5-2 to rule that Pennsylvania's Act 77, which created a no-excuse mail-in voting option, is constitutional. UPI
VOA VIEW: A major mistake.
People living in Georgia are now able to list their unborn fetus as a dependent on their tax returns, the state's revenue department confirmed in a new set of guidelines. UPI
VOA VIEW: It has merit.
The number of job openings in June dropped to its lowest level since September. Job openings fell by 605,000, or 5.4%, to 10.7 million, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. UPI
VOA VIEW: Job openings may lower.
The United States sanctioned Russian President Vladimir Putin's rumored girlfriend, Alina Kabaeva, along with several Russian billionaires over the war in Ukraine and will block access to property they own in the U.S. UPI
VOA VIEW: The sanctions should have a legal basis.
Household debt increased by 2% in the second quarter of 2022, boosted in part by the largest year-over-year increase in credit card balances in more than two decades. UPI
VOA VIEW: What is even worse is debt will increase further.
Americans' support for the U.S. Supreme Court has dwindled to a record low after the high court made some of the most consequential rulings in recent memory at the end of its term last month. UPI
VOA VIEW: The disapproval is based on the perception of the left and right.

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Taiwan's military raised its level of combat readiness in response to exercises and live-fire drills by China ahead of a widely reported visit by U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, local media reported Tuesday. UPI
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