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The Supreme Court justices gave a favorable hearing to ex-President Trump, suggesting they will clear the way for him to seek election . LA Times
VOA VIEW: It should be 9-0.
The Secret Service reportedly ordered officials to ignore a security request from White House contender Robert F. Kennedy Jr. after an agency analysis. Newsmax
VOA VIEW: As they should and to Haley.
Former President Donald Trump on Thursday said that if the Jan. 6, 2021, protests at the Capitol formed an "insurrection," then-House Speaker Nancy Pelosi was to blame. Newsmax
VOA VIEW: A truism.

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A federal judge on Thursday denied a bid by Peter Navarro, an adviser in the Trump administration, to remain out of prison while he appeals his contempt of Congress conviction for refusing to cooperate with an investigation into the events of Jan. 6, 2021. Newsmax
VOA VIEW: If so, the same should be the penalty for Hunter Biden.
Ukraine's president replaced his top general Thursday in a shake-up aimed at reigniting momentum in the deadlocked war with Russia, which is grinding into its third year as the country grapples with shortages of ammunition and personnel. Newsmax
Meta removed Instagram accounts belonging to Iran Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Thursday for violating its policy on dangerous organizations and individuals. Newsmax
VOA VIEW: As it should.
Seven in 10 likely U.S. voters say there's a "major crisis" in the Middle East, and a majority blame President Joe Biden's policies. Newsmax
VOA VIEW: There no question that Biden is at fault.
Speculation has swirled, even among some prominent Republicans, that Democrats are looking for someone to replace Biden, 81, amid consternation about his age and stream of verbal flubs and flagrant mishaps. New York Post
VOA VIEW: Michelle is as dumb as Harris.
A Manhattan judge chided Trump lawyers for continuing to accuse him of bias, in a letter Thursday. New York Post
VOA VIEW: The truth hurts.

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GOP front-runner Donald Trump said rival Nikki Haley's insistence on continuing her 2024 campaign after repeated losses "hurts the party" and "hurts the country." New York Post
Syphilis cases have risen to their highest level in more than seven decades. New York Post
The inquiry found that the president had willfully retained material after finishing his term as vice president and had shared sensitive information with a ghostwriter. New York Times
VOA VIEW: The report was devastating, but no charges showed bias.
The Air Force wants at least 1,000 retired officers and enlisted service members to come back to work to fill critical personnel vacancies in several fields. Washington Times
VOA VIEW: All caused by Biden.

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Self-help author and spiritual guru Marianne Williamson on Wednesday announced the end of her long-shot Democratic challenge to President Joe Biden. Washington Times
VOA VIEW: It was a waste of time.
Florida Democratic Party Chairwoman Nikki Fried professed a lack of qualifications to answer whether a biological male can give birth in a video posted Wednesday by Media Research Center. Washington Times
VOA VIEW: Fried is a fool.
A major academic publisher has retracted three articles by a leading pro-life research group, including a study raising medical concerns about the abortion pill ahead of a Supreme Court hearing on the drug's federal approval. Washington Times

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The return of Rep. Steve Scalise, the House Majority Leader, give Republicans enough votes to impeach Alejandro Mayorkas, depending on any absences. CBS
VOA VIEW: Good!
There have been almost two dozen reports of burns related to the handheld devices spewing hot water while heating or in use. CBS
The five Marines who went missing while traveling aboard a helicopter from Nevada to California have been found dead Thursday morning. A U.S. military helicopter that went missing while carrying the five Marines from Nevada to California had been located Wednesday. CBS
Ruling takes effect immediately and gives state attorneys general a new tool to go after bad actors behind nefarious calls. CBS
VOA VIEW: As they should be.
Russia's electoral authorities claimed Nadezhdin's campaign had submitted too many defective signatures in support of his presidential bid. CNBC
VOA VIEW: Rigged!

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Anson Resources wants to extract lithium from saline waters underground, but the process would use water from the Colorado River, and locals are worried about consequences. FOX News
A contractor stole an FBI agent's car and tried to use the agent's identity to get into a restricted facility. John C. Worrell III claimed he was receiving "coded messages." FOX News
Oral arguments are underway Thursday before the U.S. Supreme Court over former President Donald Trump's ballot eligibility. UPI
VOA VIEW: There is no reason for one state to keep a presidential candidate off the ballot.

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The U.S. Senate is scheduled to vote on a procedural motion to move forward with a standalone foreign assistance package that includes funds for Israel, Ukraine and Taiwan, but lacks the border concessions. UPI
VOA VIEW: The House should vote no, even if the Senate votes yes.
The Center for Disease Control said it was investigating an unknown gastrointestinal disease outbreak on Cunard's Queen Victoria ship, which is en route from San Francisco to Hawaii. UPI
As Israeli bombs fell on Rafah Thursday, hundreds of thousands of Palestinians braced for a ground attack in the southern Gaza city where roughly half of Gaza's 2.3 million civilian population is sheltering. UPI
VOA VIEW: Gaza should accept that Israel will not give up on Hamas.
Less than half of Americans said they feel "very satisfied" with the current state of their personal lives, according to the latest "Mood of the Nation" Gallup poll. UPI
VOA VIEW: The numbers are bad, if they are even true.

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