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Republicans in Congress launched an investigation of New York prosecutor Alvin Bragg as a grand jury mulled charges for Donald Trump's Stormy Daniels payoff. LA Times
VOA VIEW: What crimes, not the ones set up by the liberals
Vladimir Putin is relishing Xi Jinping's visit and their shared hostility toward the U.S., but not all of Russia's and China's interests align. LA Times
VOA VIEW: Russia and Chian are a hatred of convenience.
U.S. officials urge citizens to find, inspect or apply for passports well before you have to travel. Processing is taking longer than ever. LA Times

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Andrea Reeb, part of the team that charged Alec Baldwin with manslaughter, wrote in an email in June that the case could help her campaign for the state legislature. New York Times
Relief over recent financial rescue measures pushed stocks up for a second day, as investors prepared for a pivotal decision from the Federal Reserve on interest rates. New York Times
Tuesday is the first full day of spring, but that isn't stopping parts of the country from California to the South from seeing wintry weather.       USA Today
CDs debuted in the U.S. in March 1983, followed by a massive rise in popularity, then a fall. As vinyl rebounds, do discs have a comeback left too?       USA Today
The Great Atlantic Sargassum Belt, rafts of brown seaweed drifting across the Atlantic, is projected to hit beaches earlier than ever this year       USA Today
VOA VIEW: Messy Atlantic.
In 2022, someone was fatally shot or injured in a road rage incident on average every 16 hours, according to a new report Monday.       USA Today
VOA VIEW: Dems and Biden have inspired and promoted lawlessness.

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The Drug Enforcement Administration is warning the American public about an increase in the trafficking of xylazine, an animal sedative that is often mixed with deadly synthetic opioids and goes by the street name "tranq." Washington Times
The New Federal State of China is barred from some political activities at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County after a federal injunction and student outrage over harassment toward one of their peers. Baltimore Sun
Amid protests in the streets and in Parliament, the French leader shows no sign of scrapping a law that raises the retirement age. New York Times
VOA VIEW: Macron thinks too much of himself.
The study, led by Stanford University researchers, challenges prior studies that suggest a Covid infection enhances a vaccinated individual's immune response. CNBC

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Relief over recent financial rescue measures pushed stocks up for a second day, as investors prepared for a pivotal decision from the Federal Reserve on interest rates. New York Times
Treasury Secretary Yellen said Tuesday that "the situation is stabilizing and the U.S. banking system remains sound," in remarks to the American Bankers Association. ABC
VOA VIEW: Yellen doesn't know up from down.
The Supreme Court has ruled unanimously for a a deaf student who sued his public school system for providing an inadequate education ABC
VOA VIEW: A little too much expected.

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DEA issues public safety alert for mixture of powerful veterinary drug with fentanyl ABC
Federal officials, including those at the FBI and Department of Homeland Security, are monitoring what they say has been an uptick in violent rhetoric online including calls for "civil war" since former President Donald Trump asked supporters to "protest" what he said was his impending arrest. CNN
VOA VIEW: Liberals are looking for a problem to arise.
• Exclusive: Russian soldier accused of war crimes in absentia after audio files intercepted • Russia will keep cutting oil through June • See the video at the center of a war crimes investigation against Russian forces • Live updates: Moscow is ready to support Chinese business to replace Western companies that left Russia, Putin says CNN
• DEA issues alert about widespread threat of xylazine CNN
Google has suspended Pinduoduo, a popular Chinese budget shopping app, from its Play Store after finding malware in versions of the app. CNN
VOA VIEW: Anything involving China should be eliminated.

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Reuters exclusively revealed that drugmakers including Pfizer Inc, GlaxoSmithKline PLC, Bristol Myers Squibb, AstraZeneca PLC and Sanofi SA plan to […] The post Reuters reveals drugmakers to raise prices on at least 350 drugs in U.S. in January appeared first on Reuters News Agency. Reuters
VOA VIEW: It may be the most common drugs.
Officials are calling for more security and more police after several groups of juveniles were spotted on video beating up each other inside a San Francisco mall. FOX News
VOA VIEW: These are scary and crazy times.
A Florida dad shot and killed his daughter's ex-boyfriend who allegedly physically assaulted her earlier that day at her apartment, according to the Gainesville Police Department. FOX News
VOA VIEW: He got what he deserved.

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House conservatives are pushing a plan to guarantee payments to U.S. debt holders — including some foreign nations — while freezing out nearly every domestic obligation. Politico
VOA VIEW: All debts should be paid.
Many investors are turning to social media platforms for financial advice. Here's how to know which information you can trust. CNBC
VOA VIEW: The social media should not be trusted.
The study, led by Stanford University researchers, challenges prior studies that suggest a Covid infection enhances a vaccinated individual's immune response. CNBC
VOA VIEW: Stanford is too liberal to be trusted.
Federal Judge Matthew Kacsmaryk raised the Comstock Act repeatedly in last week's hearing for the case challenging FDA approval of mifepristone. CNBC
The White House panel on junk fees is the Biden administration's next step toward promoting its Junk Fees Prevention Act CNBC
With federal student loan payments on pause, and debt forgiveness in the balance, here's what borrowers need to know this tax season. CNBC
VOA VIEW: Don't look for a free way out.
Ask the right questions to avoid surprise medical bills, like "what are my out of pocket costs?" instead of "am I covered?" CNBC
Homeowners are worried about higher mortgage costs, but lenders must help those struggling. BBC
VOA VIEW: Lenders will look to save themselves first.
One expert said he doesn't even answer unknown callers anymore and uses a code word with family members. CBS
VOA VIEW: Makes sense.
Refunds are met with glee each spring, but financial pros note that it represents money you've overpaid to the government. CBS
VOA VIEW: Don't overpay to get a refund.
Flipping the booking process on its head by prioritizing price, not destination and timing, can save big bucks. CBS
The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday ruled in favor of a deaf student from Michigan who is suing the Sturgis school system for inadequately educating him by not providing required interpreters. UPI
VOA VIEW: The SC went too far to the left.
The United States has released its 47th annual report on Human Rights Practices in nearly 200 countries, showing an erosion of human rights last year in Iran, Afghanistan, Myanmar, China, Cuba, Nicaragua and Ethiopia. UPI
VOA VIEW: What happened to other countries lie Russia and North Korea.

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