Kennedy, a long shot presidential candidate, announced his decision in Oakland, where Shanahan, 38, grew up. LA Times
VOA VIEW: The VP choice is a joke.
As President Biden seeks support from young people, his administration is banking on cannabis policy as a potential draw. LA Times
VOA VIEW: Biden would do any extreme thing to gain votes.
As America becomes tangentially involved in more conflicts around the world and the U.S. armed forces continue to miss recruitment goals, a majority of likely voters do not view President Joe Biden as a strong leader of the military. Newsmax
VOA VIEW: Biden is a weak joke.


NBC News to drop former Republican National Committee Chair Ronna McDaniel as a paid network contributor after she made just one appearance, in the wake of network stars decrying the hire. Newsmax
VOA VIEW: The liberal media don't want any resemblance of truth.
Following a brief entry into Polish airspace, NATO member Poland is debating whether to shoot down future Russian missiles that approach its borders. Newsmax
VOA VIEW: Makes sense.
Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., wants a federal investigation into Planned Parenthood, which is reportedly providing aborted baby body parts to the University of California San Diego in exchange for "valuable consideration" while also maintaining intellectual property rights. Newsmax
A foundation connected to Rep. James Clyburn, D-S.C., accepted checks from China's ByteDance before he voted against legislation that would make the company divest from TikTok. Newsmax
VOA VIEW: Clyburn like all Dems is for sale.
A New York judge issued a gag order Tuesday barring Donald Trump from making public statements about witnesses, prosecutors, court staff and jurors in his upcoming hush-money criminal trial. New York Post
VOA VIEW: A violation of the First Amendment.
Nearly a decade after his indictment for securities fraud, Mr. Paxton will pay restitution, take legal ethics classes and do community service as part of an agreement with prosecutors. New York Times
VOA VIEW: No big deal.


The Labor Department’s latest push for a new fiduciary rule would protect investors’ retirement savings and require financial services providers to change. New York Times
A federal appeals court rejected a bid Monday from former coal executive Don Blankenship, who argued that Donald Trump Jr. defamed him by calling him a "felon." Washington Times
All Teslas will come with the company's latest driver assistance program after an order from CEO Elon Musk. Washington Times
VOA VIEW: It sounds like a foolish idea.
Stellantis, the automaker behind the Jeep and Chrysler brands, cut around 400 corporate employees last week after making them work from home. Washington Times

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The Francis Scott Key Bridge in Baltimore collapsed early Tuesday after a column was hit by a large container ship, sending people and vehicles into the Patapsco River, authorities said. The Maryland governor has declared a state of emergency as rescue teams continue to look for people in the water. CBS
VOA VIEW: Sad mess.
The Supreme Court heard arguments Tuesday in a case involving a commonly used abortion pill, mifepristone, and the FDA's recent actions to make it more accessible. CBS
Krispy Kreme shares soared after the announcement of the deal, which will significantly broaden its U.S. footprint. CBS


The grocery chain has increase the price of a single banana for the first time in more than 20 years. CBS
Law enforcement agents on Monday raided the Los Angeles and Miami homes of rapper and producer Sean "Diddy" Combs. The raids may be related to an ongoing sex trafficking investigation. CBS
Half of all voters say forgiving student loan debt is an important issue in the 2024 presidential and congressional elections. CNBC
VOA VIEW: Biden is trying to buy votes.
Moderna's new shot offers the potential of a longer shelf life and is one component of its combination vaccine targeting Covid and the flu. CNBC
VOA VIEW: So they say.
Five men in multiple cities throughout Texas allegedly bought over 100 "military-grade" guns to arm Mexican drug cartels. FOX News
VOA VIEW: Biden is putting the security of the US in jeopardy.

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A tenet of the U.S. intelligence community is the "duty to warn," a responsibility to warn U.S. and non-U.S. persons of threats of intentional killing, serious injury or kidnapping. FOX News
VOA VIEW: Reasonable.
Visa, Mastercard and its card-issuing banks settled a decades-old federal lawsuit in New York brought by merchants over high swipe fees. UPI
VOA VIEW: Time will tell.
Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin is expected to meet with his Israeli counterpart Yoav Gallant at the Pentagon about Gaza despite the current rift between the two governments. UPI

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The Powerball jackpot rose to $856 million for Wednesday night's drawing after no winner claimed the top prize on Monday, while Mega Millions will be offering $1.1 billion on Tuesday. UPI
VOA VIEW: Good luck.
As the United States heads into the November presidential election, federal prosecutors are warning that threats made against election officials will be prosecuted to the full extent of the law. UPI
VOA VIEW: More threats to cheat.
Fighting intensified in Gaza following the adoption of a cease-fire resolution by the U.N. Security Council, with the Israeli military hitting scores of targets in the southern city of Khan Younis. UPI
VOA VIEW: As they should
Half of all voters say forgiving student loan debt is an important issue in the 2024 presidential and congressional elections. CNBC
VOA VIEW: Liberal thought.

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