U.S. forces were targeted in four attacks in Iraq and Syria on Thursday but suffered no casualties, the Pentagon said, in the most geographically widespread series of strikes on U.S. assets in a single day since the Israel-Hamas conflict started. Newsmax
VOA VIEW: Biden continues his stupidity and weakness.
Rep. James Comer, R-Ky., House Oversight Committee Chairman, issued four more subpoenas on Thursday to associates of Hunter Biden, including Biden's art dealers. Newsmax
U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va. on Thursday announced that he will not seek reelection in 2024. Newsmax
VOA VIEW: He is aware of no chance of winning.


Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene moved on Thursday to impeach Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas, accusing him of failing to protect the United States from an "invasion" of "border crossers." Newsmax
VOA VIEW: He should resign - a complete idiot.
Donald Trump's lawyers on Thursday asked a New York judge to decide a civil fraud case against the former U.S. president in his favor, a long-shot bid coming midway through a trial that threatens to hobble his real estate empire. Newsmax
VOA VIEW: The lawyers are right - the judge is a liberal idiot.
FBI director Christopher Wray panned the decision-making process for the bureau's new headquarters, raising concerns about political inference. New York Post
The Palestinian Islamic Jihad is willing to release two captives once the “appropriate measures are met" after releasing video of a young boy and elderly woman. New York Post
VOA VIEW: They have little to bargain.
Israel’s response to the Hamas attacks has fueled sympathy around the world for the Palestinian cause even as Israel continues to bury its dead. New York Times
The Judiciary Committee postponed votes to issue subpoenas for benefactors of Justices Clarence Thomas and Samuel Alito after Republicans threatened a politically charged fight. New York Times
VOA VIEW: Backing away is a smart move.


Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis vowed Wednesday to send special forces into Mexico to seek out the cartels that traffic fentanyl into the U.S. and "we're going to shoot them dead." Washington Times
VOA VIEW: Big talk from a person far behind in the polls.
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis said during the Republican presidential debate Wednesday night that abortion-rights ballot initiatives have caught the pro-life movement "flat-footed," pointing to setbacks in this week's state elections. Washington Times
VOA VIEW: GOP must get their abortion act together and explain it better.
Republican presidential candidate Vivek Ramaswamy demanded Wednesday that the U.S. end its support for Ukraine, calling the Eastern European country a bad ally that is losing its war with Russia. Washington Times
VOA VIEW: Ramaswamy is big mouth fool.
Film and television actors are back to work starting Thursday after SAG-AFTRA's negotiating committee approves a tentative three-year contract, ending a 118-day strike. The union is touting gains in compensation and protections against the use of AI. CBS
VOA VIEW: Hopefully!

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Five Republican presidential hopefuls gathered in Miami on Wednesday for the third debate of the primary cycle, where they focused their attacks on each other while mostly avoiding former President Donald Trump. Meanwhile, Trump was holding a rally in nearby Hialeah, Florida. CBS
Vaccination exemptions among kindergarten children during the 2022-23 school year increased to 3% — the highest exemption rate ever reported in the United States, the CDC says. CBS
CIA Director William Burns is headed to Qatar amid the Israel-Hamas war in an effort to secure the release of hostages and prevent a wider regional conflict. CBS
VOA VIEW: Big deal!


A team of doctors at NYU Langone Health performed the first successful eye transplant as part of a facial transplant surgery back in May. CBS
VOA VIEW: Good news.
Powell said in remarks for an International Monetary Fund audience that more work could be ahead in the battle against high prices. CNBC
VOA VIEW: Everything will be high until Biden is gone.
Social Security's funds may run out in the next decade, when 80% of benefits will be payable. CNBC
VOA VIEW: Time will tell.
The chair of the National Transportation Safety Board, Jennifer Homendy, warned a Senate panel Thursday about a nationwide increase in near accidents between planes at airports. FOX News
Several fights broke out between pro-Israeli and pro-Palestinian supporters in Los Angeles Wednesday following a screening of a movie about the October 7 Hamas attacks. FOX News
VOA VIEW: Hamas promoters hate the truth.

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The number of people filing initial claims for unemployment benefits last week reached a seasonally adjusted 217,000, the same as the previous week before an upward revision, officials said Thursday. UPI
VOA VIEW: Americans' financial downswing is hurting many.
U.S. National Security Council spokesman John Kirby confirmed Thursday that Israel has agreed to daily 4-hour humanitarian pauses in combat in northern Gaza. UPI
VOA VIEW: Hamas will not keep any agreement.
The U.S. population will top out and decline before the turn of the next century as the number of people in the country was expected to fall by more than 1% starting in 2080, according to new data from the Census Bureau. UPI
VOA VIEW: Not until Biden ends illegal immigration.

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Germany has announced a total ban on activity by Hamas and groups that support it and will dissolve a group that was responsible for a celebration of the terror group's surprise attack of Israel on Oct. 7. UPI
Arkansas Gov. Sarah Huckabee Sanders kicked off former President Donald Trump's rally Wednesday by endorsing his bid for the 2024 GOP presidential nomination. UPI
VOA VIEW: It was a coming.

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