NEWS - THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 2023 - NEWS
The deal calls for a brief 'truce' to swap 50 hostages held by Hamas for 150 Palestinians held by Israel. LA Times
VOA VIEW: Hamas will break all the rules and take advantage of the pause - it is not a cease-fire.
Susan Sarandon received some backlash after making comments at a pro-Palestinian rally earlier this month. LA Times
VOA VIEW: Good!
New Jersey will prohibit the sale of new gasoline-powered vehicles by 2035 as part of an effort to improve air quality and reduce planet-warming pollutants, officials announced Tuesday. Newsmax
VOA VIEW: Unenforceable!

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House Democrats reportedly capitalized on Republicans' meandering to find a House speaker last month, as the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee outraised the National Republican Congressional Committee by more than $3 million. Newsmax
VOA VIEW: Dems don't raise, they bribe and sell.
Researchers at the University of Texas at El Paso discovered that a product derived from used coffee grounds protects brain cells from damage caused by neurodegenerative diseases, such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's diseases. Newsmax
Six in 10 U.S. voters are confident that the Social Security system will pay them all promised retirement benefits during their lifetime, Rasmussen Reports has found. Newsmax
VOA VIEW: Optimism!
The House Ethics Committee has opted not to open an investigation into Rep. Jamaal Bowman (D-NY) over his pulling of a fire alarm in a Capitol Hill office building while the lower chamber was preparing to vote on a bill to avert a government shutdown. New York Post
VOA VIEW: Both sides show cowardice.
A majority of American households include at least one gun owner, according to a new survey that also shows a sharp increase in the number of firearm owners over the past decade. New York Post
VOA VIEW: As they should.
Biden administration officials are trying to get Israel to take measures that would reduce the civilian death toll in Gaza and to restore services. New York Times
VOA VIEW: Biden as expected show weakness.

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An Illinois jury ruled this week that several major egg producers conspired to limit the U.S.'s supply of eggs in order to raise prices in a lawsuit first filed 12 years ago. Washington Times
VOA VIEW: The government works too slow.
The FBI is investigating a vehicle blast Wednesday at the Rainbow Bridge in Niagara Falls, New York, and the agency's joint terrorism task force is monitoring all points of entry to the state. Washington Times
A who's-who of U.S. conservative organizations has formed a national task force to fight antisemitism at home and abroad, underlining the growing chasm between the staunchly pro-Israel right and rising anti-Israel and pro-Hamas sentiment on the left. Washington Times
VOA VIEW: Good and important move.
A Florida man remains behind bars after police said he caught and then ate a protected species of sea snails near the coast of Key West. Washington Times

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Racially segregated hospital care has produced more deaths and life-threatening hospitalizations for White and Black patients alike, according to a study published Wednesday. Washington Times
Law enforcement sources confirmed to CBS News that two people died in the vehicle explosion at Rainbow Bridge, a border crossing between the U.S. and Canada near Niagara Falls, in western New York. CBS
VOA VIEW: Terrorist attack.
The illegal Neptune's Fix brand supplements claim to contain tianeptine, known as "gas station heroin." CBS
VOA VIEW: Be careful.

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House Republicans have issued a subpoena to Lesley Wolf, the assistant U.S. attorney in Delaware. CBS
VOA VIEW: Some truth may be discovered.
A powerful storm is sweeping across the U.S., impacting Thanksgiving travel for drivers and airline passengers alike. CBS
Thirty-thousand gas ranges, including those that underwent repairs as part of a January recall, may emit dangerous levels of carbon monoxide, CPSC says. CBS
The OPEC talks have run into trouble due to Saudi dissatisfaction with other members' production levels. CNBC
VOA VIEW: Good, but why?
Mortgage demand is getting a boost from slightly lower interest rates, but the housing market is still extremely slow. CNBC

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The Federal Communications Commission proposed a rule to eliminate early termination fees and increase competition among cable and satellite providers. CNBC
VOA VIEW: Biden is trying to manipulate fees to gain votes.
Maloy is a supporter of Donald Trump and served as chief legal counsel for U.S. Rep. Chris Stewart. CNBC
VOA VIEW: Good news.
The FBI's specialized Art Crime Program recovers some of the world's most prized pieces and cracks down on criminal trafficking of stolen and fake art worth billions. FOX News

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An increasing population of resilient "super pigs" in Canada is posing a threat to northern U.S. states. These wild pigs are crossbreeds with the survival skills of wild boars. FOX News
U.S. Border Patrol agents with the San Diego Sector seized millions of dollars worth of fentanyl after pulling over a vehicle on I-15 near Temecula. FOX News
VOA VIEW: Good.
Israel said its troops continued to battle Hamas in northern Gaza overnight, uncovering and destroying many more tunnels ahead of a four-day truce agreed to on Wednesday coming into effect. UPI
VOA VIEW: Much has to be done, as Hamas will take advantage of the four days pause.
The rollercoaster ride of those filing the first time for unemployment benefits continued on Wednesday, with a seasonally adjusted 209,000 making initial claims last week, 24,000 fewer than the week before. UPI
VOA VIEW: It won't drop for long.
U.S. forces struck a pair of key sites in Iraq commonly used by Iranian-backed forces in Syria on Wednesday. UPI
VOA VIEW: Much more should be done.
The EU said it will keep aid flowing to Palestinians in Gaza after a review by the European Commission confirmed the funds were not being funneled to Hamas to launch further attacks against Israel amid the ongoing war. UPI
VOA VIEW: Hamas will get some of the funds.

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