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In March 2013, with almost 100,000 dead in the then two-year Syrian revolution against President Bashar Assad, a Muslim cleric who headed the Syrian opposition was welcomed to take the country's seat at the annual summit of Arab leaders. LA Times
VOA VIEW: Arab nations stick together.
Yelena Baturina and Vladimir Yevtushenkov -- who sought out property investments with Hunter Biden -- dodged the latest round of US sanctions targeting Russia's economy. New York Post
VOA VIEW: The fix is very deep.
Debt limit talks came to an abrupt standstill Friday after Republican House Speaker Kevin McCarthy said it’s time to “pause” negotiations. New York Post
VOA VIEW: The WH has been stalling.

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The president told allied leaders that he would allow Ukrainian pilots to be trained on American-made F-16s, and is prepared to approve other countries’ transferring the jets to Ukraine. New York Times
VOA VIEW: How much did Biden's family make?
The bureau made changes after the newly revealed violations of rules for querying messages intercepted under an expiring warrantless surveillance law. New York Times
VOA VIEW: Corruption at the FBI must be rooted out.
Officials destroyed Sudanese passports on security grounds as they evacuated the Khartoum embassy. Now the passport owners are trapped in a war zone. New York Times
Deep red Florida looks like a lock for the Republican presidential nominee next year, but could it help re-elect President Joe Biden just the same?       USA Today
VOA VIEW: All true but Biden's chance of a win.
The Supreme Court got rid of a pandemic-related immigration case with a single sentence. Washington Times
The general election campaign for Kentucky governor got off to a feisty start this week as Democrats worked to link the freshly minted Republican nominee to heavily criticized pardons by the vanquished predecessor of Gov. Andy Beshear, a Democrat who is trying to win a second term in GOP territory. Washington Times

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An Indiana counselor fired after criticizing the school's transgender plan is taking the school district to court, arguing that the policy violates her religious beliefs by compelling her to use students' cross-sex names and pronouns without requiring parental notification. Washington Times
VOA VIEW: As she should.
California lawmakers blocked two big environmental bills Thursday: One that would have ramped up the state's emissions targets, and another that would have made oil companies liable for the health problems of people who live close to oil wells. Washington Times
Iran said it executed three men Friday morning on charges of "waging war against God" and collaboration with terrorist groups. ABC
VOA VIEW: Iran should be sanctioned to the fullest.
Sen. Tim Scott of South Carolina made it official Friday: He's running for president ABC
VOA VIEW: A bad mistake to give up a Senate reality.

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The Atlanta prosecutor suggested any indictments would likely come in August. ABC
VOA VIEW: A liberal political attack.
A targeted shooting in an Ohio engine factory left one dead and one injured late Thursday night. ABC
The detention hearing for Jack Teixeira, the 21-year-old airman charged in connection with the leaked documents probe, is set to continue Friday. ABC
VOA VIEW: He should get a long time for being a traitor.

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Iran said it executed three men Friday morning on charges of "waging war against God" and collaboration with terrorist groups. ABC
VOA VIEW: Biden weakness creates a bravado Iran.
Teachers must notify parents when made aware of a number of factors, including a student's sexual orientation, gender identity or anti-social behavior. CBS
VOA VIEW: This is pro stupidity.
Officials have said the increase in formal deportations has contributed to a sharp drop in the number of migrants crossing into the U.S. unlawfully. CBS
VOA VIEW: Many more should have been deported and denied entry.
Financial markets dipped on news of the debt ceiling talks stalling, after a week of purported progress. CNBC
VOA VIEW: As they should on a shady Biden.
Powell spoke Friday at a "Perspectives on Monetary Policy" panel in Washington, D.C. CNBC

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The agreement comes after months of tense negotiations between American and its pilots' union. CNBC
Defense analysts say Russia has adapted its tactics during the war and say a more structured, coordinated and reactive armed force has emerged. CNBC
VOA VIEW: Time will tell.
"We will continue our joint effort to support Ukraine's repair of its critical infrastructure, recovery and reconstruction," the G-7 said in its statement. CNBC
VOA VIEW: Good!

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An illegal immigrant from Honduras who was reportedly released into the U.S. at the border in 2021 has been charged with raping a teenage girl in Alabama. FOX News
VOA VIEW: Thanks to Biden incompetency and corruption.
A federal judge ruled that New Hampshire has one year to stop holding psychiatric patients in emergency rooms. This comes several months after ruling the practice unconstitutional. FOX News
The northern Wisconsin oil pipeline project that Native Americans complained about is unlikely to be shut down, according to a federal judge. FOX News
FBI agents who had their security clearances revoked for either participating in the riot at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, or for their views on the matter have testified before Rep. Jim Jordan's investigation. UPI
VOA VIEW: Dems support wrongful and illegal acts.

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