Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu, in Washington this week to meet with U.S. officials, wasted no time in putting front and center his nation's demand for U.S.-made F-16 warplanes. LA Times
VOA VIEW: Turkey is no friend of the US.
Medical experts are seeing a suspected link between post-COVID effects and people developing alcohol intolerance. New York Post
VOA VIEW: There is much more to find about COVID.
A box labeled "Important Doc's + Photos" was left unsealed on a table ahead of a child's birthday party at Biden's Delaware home. New York Post
VOA VIEW: Biden is the so-called idiot.


Bill Palatucci, an ally of former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, is backing insurgent Harmeet Dhillon to be the next head of the Republican National Committee. New York Post
The move, which goes into effect next week, expands the number of nations and institutions that can be prevented from doing business with Wagner. New York Times
VOA VIEW: As it should.
But the justices were not asked to sign sworn affidavits, unlike law clerks and other employees, the court’s marshal said. New York Times
Expectations were high. But the consensus seems to be that Kamala Harris has done an extraordinarily unimpressive job as Joe Biden's vice president.      USA Today
VOA VIEW: Harris is a laughing fool.
Yale researchers have found people need annual COVID-19 booster shots to prevent or slow down outbreaks. Here's what to know.       USA Today
VOA VIEW: So, they say.
More than two decades after a key law took effect, women are still being actively trafficked across the U.S. for illicit massage.       USA Today
VOA VIEW: Many new laws don't solve all problems.


A judge issued a temporary restraining order Friday blocking the new Illinois law banning assault-style weapons and high-capacity magazines. Washington Times
President Biden said he plans to meet with House Speaker Kevin McCarthy to discuss raising the debt ceiling despite his firm demands earlier this week that Congress raise the nation's borrowing limit "without conditions." Washington Times
VOA VIEW: Biden maybe realizing he spoke too soon.
The executive director of former United Nations Ambassador Nikki Haley's political action committee is leaving to help run PAC efforts for former Vice President Mike Pence, a defection that comes as both former Trump administration officials consider 2024 Republican presidential bids. Washington Times
VOA VIEW: Neither will run.
A federal judge has ruled in favor of Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis in a case brought by a Democratic state's attorney whom the governor suspended from office last year. Washington Times
VOA VIEW: As he should.

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Prince Harry's "Spare" sold more than 3.2 million copies worldwide after just one week of publication and will likely rank among the bestselling memoirs of all time. Washington Times
VOA VIEW: If so, there are more fools than expected.
T-Mobile says they discovered a "bad actor" was taking information through a single application, according to an SEC filing by the company this week. ABC
VOA VIEW: Cyber-attacks must be punished severely.
Three suicide drones have attacked a U.S. base in eastern Syria, wounding two Syrian opposition fighters ABC
VOA VIEW: There must be serious repercussions.


During the coronavirus pandemic, federal agencies changed rules to allow qualified clinicians to remotely prescribe buprenorphine, even to new patients. CBS
VOA VIEW: Interesting!
A federal judge concluded that Trump's lawsuit against Hillary Clinton and others was "completely frivolous." CBS
VOA VIEW: A serious scare tactic.
Alphabet-owned search giant joins other major technology player in axing thousands of workers as the economy slows. CBS
VOA VIEW: All tech companies are in the same boat.
The new chairman of the House Financial Services Committee said on "The Takeout" this week that Bankman-Fried has "proven himself to be untrustworthy by his actions," and "no word he utters should be believed." CBS
VOA VIEW: Makes sense.
Lawmakers in those states say the taxes would raise billions in funding for vital social programs. CBS
VOA VIEW: Liberal foolish states.

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Gallego, an outspoken liberal Democrat, has long been critical of Sinema, who dropped her party identification as a Democrat to be an independent just after the party won the Senate last year. CBS
VOA VIEW: Sinema would be wise to switch to Republican.
Many health professionals in rural areas don't know how to provide gender-affirming care, leaving transgender patients with few options. CBS
VOA VIEW: The facts are serious.
The central bank official said during a Council on Foreign Relations event in New York that the Fed can dial down on the size of its rate hikes. CNBC

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Wayfair said Friday it will lay off 1,750 employees to support company-wide restructuring and cost-cutting efforts. CNBC
VOA VIEW: Cost cutting is essential to survival.
Vox Media, the publisher of news websites such as Vox and The Verge, in addition to New York magazine, will lay off 7% of its workforce, chief executive Jim Bankoff said in a Friday morning memo to staff. CNN
Recession concerns in the US are widespread these days. Yet, some economists argue that the strength of the labor market — as well as household balance sheets — will keep the economy strong enough to avoid a recession. CNN
VOA VIEW: A recession is here.
It's the end of another long day at the office after a poor night's sleep. As usual, you're exhausted, yet you want to stop at the gym on the way home to get the exercise you need to stay healthy. CNN
The unemployment rate in Georgia is staying low, while adding more workers to December payrolls. During the week of Jan. 9 nearly 9,600 people filled for new unemployment benefits. FOX News
Sales of existing homes decreased for an 11th consecutive month in December 2022. The percentage of first-time buyers purchasing homes is at the lowest yearly average the National Association of Realtors has recorded. UPI
VOA VIEW: High cost of building and mortgage rates are the main causes.
Norwegian natural gas production came in better than expected, government data show. UPI
Healthy demand during a mild winter is supporting the price at the pump. UPI
VOA VIEW: Not as long as Biden is in office.
The Church of England apologized Friday for its treatment LGBT+ people, but made clear it intends to stand by its ban on same-sex marriages in its churches. UPI
FBI Director Christopher Wray expressed dire concerns about China's rising artificial intelligence program and also warned of the increasing threat from cyberattacks like those launched from Russia in Ukraine. UPI
VOA VIEW: Wray is a little late in his warning.
The Federal Aviation Administration said on Thursday that private contractors "unintentionally deleted files" that caused its Notice to Air Missions system to meltdown, grounding all domestic flights on Jan. 11. UPI

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