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Florida's Matt Gaetz filed a formal ethics complaint on the exchange, demanding the chamber investigate his longtime nemesis, California's Kevin McCarthy. LA Times
VOA VIEW: Prove it.
President Joe Biden said Tuesday he believes a deal to free hostages held by Hamas terrorists in the Gaza Strip is going to happen, but he would not provide any details. A high-ranking Israeli official said a deal to free about 70 women and children taken captive by Hamas. Newsmax
VOA VIEW: Will see.
Over 1 in 6 Americans, adults and teens alike, suffered a substance use disorder in 2022, new government data released Monday shows. In the survey, alcohol and drug abuse involved roughly the same numbers of people: About 30 million had an alcohol use disorder, while 27. Newsmax
VOA VIEW: Serious!

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Doctors need to be on the lookout for lead poisoning in children as the latest tally of kids exposed to the toxin after consuming pouches of cinnamon-flavored apple puree climbed to 22, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Monday. Newsmax
A federal judge Tuesday rejected efforts by major social media companies to dismiss nationwide litigation accusing them of illegally enticing and then addicting millions of children to their platforms, damaging their mental health. Newsmax
VOA VIEW: TITTOC should be banned.
A new poll in the battleground state of Arizona has former President Donald Trump 37 points ahead of his second-place rival, Gov. Ron DeSantis as well as leading Democrat President Joe Biden by 5 points in the 2024 race. Newsmax
VOA VIEW: Good news.
Airlines are starting to offer bargain prices, including to popular overseas destinations like Paris, a sign that they are fighting to fill planes. New York Times
An increasing number of Democrats privately indicated that they would support the Republican speaker’s measure to extend government funding. A vote is expected Tuesday afternoon. New York Times
China has agreed to crack down on companies that produce and export the precursor chemicals used to manufacture illicit drugs, particularly the deadly synthetic opioid fentanyl. The reported deal will be concluded when China's President Xi Jinping meets with President Biden on the sidelines of Wednesday's summit in San Francisco. Washington Times
VOA VIEW: China is playing games.

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In a case with potentially far-reaching press freedom implications, a federal judge in Washington is weighing whether to hold in contempt a veteran journalist who has refused to identify her sources for stories about a Chinese American scientist who was investigated by the FBI but never charged. Washington Times
Up to 30 million of the poorest Americans could be purged from the Medicaid program, many the result of error-ridden state reviews that poverty experts say the Biden administration is not doing enough to stop. Washington Times
VOA VIEW: Madness while over 10M illegals are covered.
In a case with potentially far-reaching press freedom implications, a federal judge in Washington is weighing whether to hold in contempt a veteran journalist who has refused to identify her sources for stories about a Chinese American scientist who was investigated by the FBI but never charged. Washington Times
Former Trump attorney Michael Cohen warned that it could be "dangerous" to have former President Donald Trump spend time in jail, contending he must be held liable, just in a different way. Washington Times
VOA VIEW: It could only happen under liberal bias judges.

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"If you want to run your mouth, we can be two consenting adults. We can finish it here," GOP Sen. Markwayne Mullin told Teamsters President Sean O'Brien. CBS
VOA VIEW: Very well put.
Lawmaker to propose legislation that would ban product marketed to children despite being hazardous if swallowed. CBS
VOA VIEW: Prove the product is hazardous.
A federal rule taking effect Jan. 1 was intended to stop abuses by pharmacy benefit managers, but some pharmacists say it's making things worse. CBS
VOA VIEW: Everything Biden does makes matters worse.

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Trump had not officially endorsed Johnson when he became the GOP's fourth nominee for speaker during an effort to replace Speaker Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif. CNBC
VOA VIEW: Good!
House Speaker Mike Johnson said he expects to win bipartisan backing Tuesday for his "laddered" continuing resolution to fund the government. CNBC
VOA VIEW: Time will tell.
Stefanik recently filed an ethics complaint against Manhattan Supreme Court Judge Arthur Engoron, who is presiding over Trump's business fraud trial. CNBC
VOA VIEW: Why not?
Core CPI was up 4.0% year over year, the lowest 12-month reading since September 2021, according to the Labor Department. CNBC
VOA VIEW: Inflation is caused by Biden policies.
NASA astronauts made a pretty expensive mistake last week when a $100,000 tool bag slipped out of their grasp and drifted off into its own orbit of Earth. FOX News

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As many as 100,000 people are expected to march in support of Israel in Washington, D.C., on Nov. 14 as Jewish groups organize a rally to show solidarity with the Jewish state. FOX News
The White House Tuesday announced more than $6 billion to strengthen climate resilience nationwide, including a broad range of initiatives aimed at boosting infrastructure to withstand the impacts of climate change. UPI
VOA VIEW: Another Biden slouch fund.
The Army on Monday overturned the convictions of 110 Black soldiers court-martialed for their involvement in the 1917 Houston riots, which erupted against the backdrop of Jim Crow racial tensions in the United States. UPI

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The Treasury Department on Tuesday issued a new round of sanctions against Hamas-affiliated individuals and entities in connection with its current war with Israel, including the Palestine Islamic Jihad. UPI
VOA VIEW: It took long enough.
U.S. inflation bucked market expectations by falling to 3.2% in the 12 months to October, reversing a rise of 0.4% in September, Consumer Price Index data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics out Tuesday show. UPI
VOA VIEW: This is not lower energy prices.
A House vote to impeach Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas over the border crisis was stalled Monday night after eight Republicans voted with Democrats to shelve the resolution. UPI
Saying medical research on women's health is "drastically underfunded," the Biden administration on Monday launched a new initiative on the topic headed by first lady Jill Biden. UPI

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