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People who have had COVID-19 have a significantly higher risk of suffering chronic fatigue than those who haven't had the disease, a new CDC study shows. LA Times
VOA VIEW: And the truth is... - the CDC can't be trusted.
Israel vowed Wednesday to press on with a "powerful" operation in war-torn Gaza's Rafah, even as calls mounted for it to hold off sending troops into the territory's overcrowded far-southern city. Newsmax
VOA VIEW: As they should.
U.S. President Joe Biden wants an 18% cut in the number of F-35 jets the Pentagon buys next year after Congress' cap on the size of the upcoming defense budget. Newsmax
VOA VIEW: Pitiful!

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Just days after unveiling his plan to end debt-free foreign aid, former President Donald Trump delivered the proverbial "I told you so" after NATO released the latest defense funding data Wednesday. Newsmax
VOA VIEW: The US should pay very little to NATO.
The U.S. Intelligence Community (IC) illegally mobilized foreign intelligence agencies to target advisers to Donald Trump long before the summer of 2016. Newsmax
VOA VIEW: The facts are coming out too late.
A majority of Americans say crime is getting worse, and that the issue will be central to the November election. Newsmax
VOA VIEW: The number is much higher.
White House national security adviser Jake Sullivan said Wednesday the increased vigilance is because viruses can "come back and harm Americans". New York Post
VOA VIEW: All caused by Biden weakness.
Kansas City Police confirmed via X around 3 p.m. ET Wednesday that "shots have been fired" and asked guests to "please leave the area." New York Post
VOA VIEW: Sad!
A lengthy interview with a special counsel who questioned the president’s memory included discussion of classified material, security arrangements and topics potentially subject to executive privilege. New York Times
VOA VIEW: If a written transcript is remitted, Garland will sanitize it to protect Biden.

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Hundreds of flight attendants took to the picket lines Tuesday to push for better pay. Washington Times
VOA VIEW: These many union strikes must be stood up to.
Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin was released from Walter Reed National Military Medical Center on Tuesday. Washington Times
Illegal immigration at the southern border dropped in January as the holiday season and stepped-up enforcement by Mexico helped give the beleaguered Homeland Security Department a bit of a reprieve. Washington Times
VOA VIEW: Good, if true.
The lieutenant governor of North Carolina said transgender women should be arrested if they use women's bathrooms. Washington Times
VOA VIEW: A reasonable action.

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House Intelligence Committee Chairman Mike Turner said in a statement that his panel made information about a "serious national security threat" available to all members of Congress. CBS
VOA VIEW: The US must stay alert.
As Valentine's Day sparks romance, experts predict 2024 will see a surge in engagements. CBS
With up to 15 inches of snow blanketing the region, people in the Northeast are digging out following a devastating winter storm that killed at least one person. CBS

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The FTC and HHS are seeking public comment on the contracting practices and market concentration of group purchasing organizations and drug wholesalers. CNBC
VOA VIEW: The time for comment has long passed - it's time for action.
Democratic candidate Tom Suozzi faced off against Republican Mazi Pilip in a special election to fill the seat vacated by expelled ex-Rep. George Santos. CNBC
VOA VIEW: As expected.
NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg said he expects a record 18 allies to meet their military spending goal this year. CNBC
VOA VIEW: Following what Trump demanded.
GOP leaders were confident they would have the votes to impeach now that Majority Leader Steve Scalise has returned to Washington. CNBC
VOA VIEW: Good!
Wall Street executive Omeed Malik is planning to raise over $3 million and donate at least $100,000 in support of Donald Trump, after helping Ron DeSantis. CNBC
VOA VIEW: A smart move.

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Customs and Border Protection (CBP) says the number of Chinese migrants pouring across the southern border has surged since this time last year, raising national security concerns. FOX News
VOA VIEW: Biden is putting the nation in parrel.
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials are circulating a plan to potentially release up to16,000 detainees to help alleviate a large budget shortfall. FOX News
VOA VIEW: Another Biden fiasco.
Plant Vogtle, a nuclear power plant in Georgia, has begun splitting atoms in the second of its two new nuclear reactors. The plant should enter commercial operation before July. FOX News

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The FDA on Wednesday approved the first medication injection to treat severe frostbite. Aurlumyn, which has the active ingredient iloprost, reduces the risk of finger or toe amputation, the FDA said. UPI
VOA VIEW: A good innovation.
The United States said Wednesday its forces struck a mobile anti-ship cruise missile launcher in a "self-defense" strike on a Houthi-controlled area of Yemen, thwarting a strike against vessels in the Red Sea. UPI
VOA VIEW: It's past time for "self-defense" - it's past time for offensive strikes.
The Biden administration highlighted on Wednesday the efforts it has taken in the federal government to advance racial equity and justice for the underserved. UPI
VOA VIEW: More foolish appeasements for blacks and the poor.
North Korea launched several cruise missiles into the sea off its east coast Wednesday morning, South Korea's military said, as tensions remain at their highest in years on the Korean Peninsula. UPI
VOA VIEW: NK should be struck hard.
Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin has been released from the hospital where he was admitted earlier this week to treat a bladder issue, officials said. UPI

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