NEWS - WEDNESDAY, MAY 17, 2023 - NEWS
Some legal scholars say a clause in the 14th Amendment could mean the president can bypass Congress and clear the way for more debt to be issued. Others are dubious. LA Times
VOA VIEW: The real fact is, no.
Charles Dolan, a former adviser to Hillary Clinton's failed 2008 presidential campaign, appears to have been "the actual source..." New York Post
VOA VIEW: Liberals hate the truth.
The body of retired Green Beret Nick Maimer, 45, was seen in a video shot during a battle in Bakhmut. New York Post

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Senator Joe Manchin III, the conservative West Virginia Democrat who faces re-election next year and is flirting with a presidential run, has threatened to repeal the measure he helped write. New York Times
VOA VIEW: Manchin will make his move if Biden keeps his present path.
The problems that have hindered Russia’s 15-month war are still festering: stretched resources and disunity in the ranks. Still, Mr. Putin’s resolve augurs a willingness to prosecute a long war. New York Times
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit has long been at the center of high-profile challenges, and a wave of Trump appointees has pushed it to the leading edge of potent policy decisions. New York Times
VOA VIEW: It will be an interesting challenge.
An IRS agent told Congress his 'entire investigative team' was removed from the Hunter Biden inquiry.       USA Today
VOA VIEW: Biden put his thump on the scale.
Former President Donald Trump isn't required to register as a sex offender since he was found liable in a civil trial, not convicted in a criminal one       USA Today
VOA VIEW: Fact!
An unknown man managed to slip undetected inside the home of White House national security adviser Jake Sullivan, according to two people familiar with the incident. The U.S. Secret Service is investigating. Washington Times
VOA VIEW: Wild!

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When researchers at a nonprofit that studies social media wanted to understand the connection between YouTube videos and gun violence, they set up accounts on the platform that mimicked the behavior of typical boys living in the U.S. Washington Times
VOA VIEW: Liberal games.
If you're traveling over the long Memorial Day weekend, expect airports to be a bit busier than before the COVID-19 pandemic. Washington Times
VOA VIEW: Don't be foolish.
China's military says it is prepared to “resolutely smash any form of Taiwan independence” as the U.S. prepares to accelerate the sale of defensive weapons to the self-governing island democracy ABC
VOA VIEW: Bravado talk.
Stellantis is telling owners of nearly 220,000 Jeep Cherokee SUVs worldwide to park them outdoors and away from other vehicles because the power liftgates can catch fire even when the engines are off ABC
VOA VIEW: Crazy!

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A former associate is suing Rudy Giuliani for sexual assault and harassment, wage theft and other misconduct. ABC
VOA VIEW: The liberals like attacking conservatives over sex and race.
Hours ahead of the White House summit, Treasury Secretary Yellen said the economic shock that would result from an unprecedented default "could lead to a recession." ABC
VOA VIEW: Biden is not taking the issue seriously.
Despite efforts to reduce health disparities, a new study is calling attention to drastic differences in mortality rates among Black Americans compared to the White population. CBS
VOA VIEW: The reason is clear - lack of personal understanding.

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Trying to lose weight? Don't rely on non-sugar sweeteners, the World Health Organization advises in newly released guidance. CBS
VOA VIEW: WHO is not respected or believed.
The group's formation is another sign that Pence, who has not yet officially declared a 2024 bid, is gearing up to jump into the race. CBS
VOA VIEW: A foolish move.
The complaint was filed in a New York Court on Monday and alleges "sexual assault and harassment, wage theft, and other misconduct." CBS
The broader-market implications of Tuesday morning's post-earnings stock move for Home Depot are going to be significant. CNBC
VOA VIEW: There are not good times.
The software engineer fled to China the same day his home was searched, and allegedly stole or attempted to steal Apple's "entire" autonomous source code. CNBC

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U.S.-traded shares of Futu Holdings and Up Fintech Holdings fell after they said they'll remove their apps from online stores on the Chinese mainland. CNBC
A handyman who successfully removed squatters from his mother's California house is seeking to change federal laws to make squatting illegal nationwide. FOX News
The U.S. Department of Agriculture Tuesday announced $10.7 billion in funding to help give American farmers access to clean energy, the largest investment in rural electrification in almost 90 years. UPI
VOA VIEW: Liberal stupidity.

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Retail sales increased in April, beating figures in March but still fell short of what Wall Street anticipated, the Commerce Department said in its advance report on monthly sales released Tuesday. UPI
VOA VIEW: Inflation is still hurting all.
Kyiv came under the most intensive bombardment Tuesday since Russia resumed its attacks from the air at the beginning of the month, injuring three people and damaging building and cars. UPI
VOA VIEW: Putin will push an attack directly at Russia.

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