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This past winter, the mortality rate for patients hospitalized with COVID-19 was 35% higher than for patients hospitalized with the flu. LA Times
VOA VIEW: The CDC is not trusted.
Michael Cohen's one-time lawyer accused him on Wednesday of committing perjury during his testimony the day before in former President Donald Trump's New York trial. Newsmax
VOA VIEW: The truth is heard from a third party.
The Department of Health and Human Services announced it will suspend federal funding, saying it misled government agencies on its taxpayer-funded research project. Newsmax
VOA VIEW: More facts being exposed.

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Congress gave final approval Wednesday to a $105 billion bill designed to increase the number of air traffic controllers, add more safety inspectors at aircraft factories, and require airlines to automatically pay refunds to travelers whose flights are canceled. Newsmax
Only 28% of voters rate the national news media as doing a good or excellent job covering the most important issues, inflation and illegal immigration, while 46% give the media a poor rating. Newsmax
VOA VIEW: The liberal media is a joke.
President Joe Biden and Democrats are losing support among Black voters. Newsmax
VOA VIEW: It would be best for all blacks to avoid the Dems and Biden.
Wednesday is shaping up to be an active day for severe weather in three parts of the U.S. with powerful thunderstorms capable of producing damaging wind gusts, large hail and possible tornadoes. New York Post
In their first few weeks of trading, shares of Truth Social’s parent company soared, then crashed, and have recently made a strong recovery. Former President Donald J. Trump’s holding is now worth about $6 billion. New York Times
VOA VIEW: Great news.
Retail sales in April were unchanged from March as inflation continued to sting and elevated interest rates made taking on debt more burdensome. Washington Times
VOA VIEW: Hold on to liquidity and avoid debt.

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The Justice Department has determined that Boeing violated a settlement that allowed the company to avoid criminal prosecution after two deadly crashes involving its 737 Max aircraft, the agency told a federal judge on Tuesday. Washington Times
VOA VIEW: Tragic injustice.
Parishioners subdued a teenager with a gun who entered a Louisiana church during a service for dozens of young children, a spokeswoman said Tuesday. Washington Times
The sun produced its biggest flare in nearly two decades Tuesday, just days after severe solar storms pummeled Earth and created dazzling northern lights. Washington Times
Some of the new sanctions are being taken to address "significant concern" about the Nicaraguan government's "continued repression" of the Nicaraguan people. CBS
VOA VIEW: Time will tell.

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Rearview camera wiring on the vehicles is susceptible to cracking, as a result of water and salt exposure in low temperatures. CBS
A joint investigation by Digital Citizens Alliance and Coalition for a Safer Web found dozens of TikTok profiles offering to ship weight loss drugs for lower prices and without a prescription. In nearly every situation, it was a scam. CBS
VOA VIEW: TikTok is a scaml
A string of recalls connected to Wisconsin-based supplier Schreiber Foods has now extended to Aldi stores after similar recalls at Hy-Vee and other grocery chains. CBS
VOA VIEW: Be careful.

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President Biden and former President Donald Trump will go head-to-head in presidential debates on June 27 and Sept. 10, their campaigns said Wednesday. CBS
VOA VIEW: Biden will find some excuse not to attend.
Federal prosecutors arrested the two brothers on Tuesday for wire fraud and money laundering charges. CNBC
Walgreens said it will sell a two-dose pack of its naloxone for $34.99, around $10 cheaper than the over-the-counter Narcan nasal spray. CNBC
VOA VIEW: A savings is a savings.
The CDC has reported a decrease in fatal overdoses in the U.S. last year, marking the second annual decline since the onset of the national drug death epidemic. FOX News
VOA VIEW: The CDC is not credible.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has issued a warning not to stick decals onto car steering wheels after a driver was severely hurt by one during a crash. FOX News

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The Peter's rock agama, a lizard species native to tropical, sub-Saharan Africa, is believed to have been first introduced to Florida in the 1970s as pets. FOX News
A political activist group linked to the Chinese Communist Party has played a crucial role in funding and organizing anti-Israel protests. FOX News
VOA VIEW: China is causing havoc in the US.
Assaults on police officers are at a 10-year high, with 79,000 officers attacked while on duty last year, according to newly released FBI data. FOX News
VOA VIEW: This is a due by Biden's lack of support to police.

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The U.S. Department of Justice is conducting a civil rights investigation at eight Kentucky youth detention centers and one youth development center, the department announced Wednesday. UPI
VOA VIEW: A liberal Dem false alert.
A federal judge conducting Hunter Biden's case on gun charges in Delaware rejected an effort to delay the trial, keeping its start for June 3. UPI
VOA VIEW: Anything to delay the annealable.
Secretary of State Antony Blinken said Wednesday that the U.S. will provide an additional $2 billion in defense funding to Ukraine. UPI
VOA VIEW: What gives Blinken the right to indebt the US without Congress.
Natural Sourcing International has issued a voluntary recall of its 32-ounce Great Value Organic Black Chia Seeds due to potential salmonella contamination. UPI
The consumer price index increased to a seasonally adjusted  0.3% in April compared to the month before, keeping the year-to-year CPI increase at 3.4%, according to Labor Department data released on Wednesday. UPI
VOA VIEW: Inflation is taking a bigger bite out of the US.
The CDC has reported a decrease in fatal overdoses in the U.S. last year, marking the second annual decline since the onset of the national drug death epidemic. FOX News
VOA VIEW: The CDC can't be trusted.

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