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House Speaker Kevin McCarthy expressed optimism Tuesday over President Joe Biden's second debt ceiling meeting with congressional leaders, saying there could be "a deal by the end of the week." UPI
VOA VIEW: McCarthy will be finished if he gives in to Biden
The WPA Intelligence survey of 1,571 registered voters found Biden, 80, leading 76-year-old Trump 47% to 40%. New York Post
VOA VIEW: The poll cannot be trusted.
Volatility has become the new norm in Washington as the president heads to Japan, where he will reassure world leaders that the debt ceiling showdown will not upend the global economy. New York Times
VOA VIEW: Biden cannot not afford a government shut down.

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The initiation of a discharge petition is seen as a last resort for averting default if negotiations over raising the debt ceiling collapse, and a way to pressure Republicans to strike a deal. New York Times
VOA VIEW: Dems will lose a debt limit vote.
The advances have been small, and Russians still hold most of the city, but Ukrainians say they see a meaningful shift in momentum. New York Times
VOA VIEW: The war will end and many have and will die and much destruction will happen.
The Florida governor is making a grab for national attention ahead of his expected presidential campaign rollout. New York Times
Rachael Rollins, the U.S. attorney for Massachusetts, violated the law and ethics dabbling in Democratic politics, according to a watchdog report.       USA Today
VOA VIEW: How is it allowed?
Special Counsel John Durham slams the FBI's investigation – dubbed Crossfire Hurricane – of Trump campaign for its "serious lack of analytic rigor."       USA Today
VOA VIEW: Public trust has been lost long ago.
"Do not worry about the fate of the Patriot," a Ukrainian official said, calling Russia's claim it destroyed the missile defense system "propaganda."       USA Today
VOA VIEW: Russia lie.

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Working from home leaves some parents isolated, worried about career, a new report finds       USA Today
VOA VIEW: Remote work must end.
The elections board in Georgia's most populous county, a Democratic stronghold targeted by former President Donald Trump after his narrow 2020 loss in the state, will soon have new leadership. Washington Times
VOA VIEW: A loss of honest elections.
The State Department offered Wednesday to allow the Republican chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee to view a classified cable from U.S. diplomats in Kabul sent shortly before the chaotic withdrawal from Afghanistan. Washington Times
Confidence in the Supreme Court sank to its lowest point in at least 50 years in 2022 in the wake of the Dobbs decision that led to state bans and other restrictions on abortion, a major trends survey shows. Washington Times
VOA VIEW: It is sad that Conservatives are the one in charge.

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The top federal prosecutor in Massachusetts tried to use her position to influence the outcome of a race for Boston's district attorney by leaking information aimed at sabotaging the campaign of her preferred candidate's rival, the Justice Department's internal watchdog said in a report released Wednesday. Washington Times
VOA VIEW: What's next?
Two staff members of the U.S. Consulate in Nigeria were among the four people killed by armed assailants when an American convoy was attacked on Tuesday. ABC
Drug overdose deaths in the U.S. rose slightly in 2022 ABC
VOA VIEW: Sad!

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Ford is recalling more than 310,000 trucks in the U.S. because the driver’s front air bag may not inflate in a crash ABC
VOA VIEW: It must be done.
A Moscow court has ordered the arrest of prominent film producer Alexander Rodnyansky and theater director Ivan Vyrypaev for “spreading false information” about the Russian army ABC
VOA VIEW: Typical Russia tactics.
A three-day trial is scheduled to begin over the only remaining legal claim in Republican Kari Lake’s challenge of her loss in the Arizona governor’s race to Democrat Katie Hobbs ABC
VOA VIEW: The odds and lack of truth are against Lake.
A federal appeals court in New Orleans hears arguments Wednesday on whether a drug used in the most common method of abortion was properly approved by a government agency more than two decades ago ABC
VOA VIEW: Time will tell.
The order leaves in place for now state and local laws in Illinois that ban assault-style weapons. CBS
VOA VIEW: A wrong and weak decision.

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The aircraft was in international airspace, NORAD said, and did not enter Alaskan or Canadian airspace. CBS
President Biden unveiled plans earlier this month for new regulations aimed at holding airlines accountable for travel disruptions that are within their control. CBS
VOA VIEW: As we said will happen.
Donations and supportive comments have poured into the legal defense fundraiser of Daniel Penny, who faces criminal charges in the death of Jordan Neely in New York City. FOX News
VOA VIEW: People seek protection.

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More than 40 nations lent their support Wednesday to the creation of an international body to keep a tally of damage caused as a result of Russia's invasion of Ukraine. UPI
VOA VIEW: Good!
Global temperatures are likely to soar to historic levels over the next five years due to increased greenhouse gases and extreme weather events, according to a new report from the World Meteorological Organization. UPI
Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron won the Republican primary for governor in a landslide Tuesday, beating a field of 11 GOP hopefuls and setting up a November face-off with incumbent Democratic Gov. Andy Beshear. UPI
VOA VIEW: Hopefully Cameron will win.
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un inspected the secretive regime's first completed military reconnaissance satellite and approved the "future action plan" for its launch, state-run media reported Wednesday. UPI
VOA VIEW: Un is an idiot.
President Joe Biden has vetoed a congressional resolution that would have restored tariffs on solar panels imported from Chinese companies in Southeast Asia, saying it "bets against American innovation." UPI
VOA VIEW: It shows that Biden is owned by China.

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