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The United States Department of Agriculture said this week that it has suspended inspections of avocados and mangoes imported from the Mexican state of Michoacán, a move that could slow the flow of the popular fruit into the United States and result in higher prices for consumers. LA Times
VOA VIEW: Mexico should wake up - both sides will suffer.
About half of Americans said they are struggling to stay where they are financially according to a new survey released Wednesday. Newsmax
VOA VIEW: These are tough times.
Louisiana became the first state to require that the Ten Commandments be displayed in every public school classroom under a bill signed into law by Republican Gov. Jeff Landry on Wednesday. Newsmax
VOA VIEW: A great idea.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is asserting that the United States is blocking shipments of weapons to Israel -- an assertion the Biden administration rejects, stating it is committed to its ally's defense. UPI
VOA VIEW: Biden is a known liar and cannot be trusted.

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Former President Donald Trump's lawyers are fighting back against special counsel Jack Smith's attempts to place new restrictions on what Trump can say in his classified documents case. Newsmax
VOA VIEW: Good - the constitution gives all rights.
Sixty-two percent of retirees are disgruntled with the mere 3.2% Social Security cost of living inflation adjustment for 2024. Newsmax
VOA VIEW: Inflation is higher than the SS cost of living adjustment.
Russia is making "egregious efforts" to interfere in elections worldwide, with Russia's next "big test" to be over the next two weeks in the United Kingdom's upcoming general election. Newsmax
Zombie mortgages refer to home loans that reappear after the borrower thought they had been resolved, typically through foreclosure. New York Post
President Vladimir V. Putin arrived in Hanoi keen to maintain the longstanding military ties between Russia and Vietnam, as Hanoi has developed deeper bonds with Washington. New York Times
VOA VIEW: Putin is trying to regain losses.
Republicans and Democrats are weighing proposals to expand military conscription to women and make registration automatic. New York Times
VOA VIEW: Dems want to add numbers, good or bad. to cover their madness.

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Tropical Storm Alberto formed on Wednesday in the southwestern Gulf of Mexico, the first named storm of what is forecast to be a busy hurricane season. Washington Times
Home prices have climbed 42% since 2020, while rising mortgage rates and borrowing costs are creating barriers to homeownership. Washington Times
VOA VIEW: All thanks to Biden.
NASA's Perseverance Mars rover, on a mission to explore the Red Planet, recently made an unexpected discovery: While navigating through a rocky path to avoid boulders, the rover stumbled upon a unique field of stones that scientists had not seen before. Washington Times
Authorities in Ukraine have created a national registry to document cases of sexual violence allegedly committed by Russian forces. Washington Times
VOA VIEW: It may causes other problems.

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Home prices have climbed 42% since 2020, while rising mortgage rates and borrowing costs are creating barriers to homeownership, a new study shows. Washington Times
VOA VIEW: All thanks to Biden.
A brewing tropical storm in the Gulf of Mexico could become this hurricane season's first named storm. It is expected to impact the Texas and Mexican coasts, bringing up to four feet of storm surge, flash flooding and strong wind gusts through Thursday. CBS
VOA VIEW: Be careful.
Vladimir Putin was met with a grand reception in Pyongyang, North Korea, as Western officials warn of the warming relationship with Kim Jong Un. CNBC
VOA VIEW: The world is going mad.

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Solar power is already rapidly growing in the U.S. and is forecast to far outpace natural gas in terms of new power plant additions this year. CNBC
VOA VIEW: Time will tell.
Israel's foreign minister said the state is "very close to the moment of decision" over a potential escalation of hostilities with Hezbollah. CNBC
VOA VIEW: Lebanon will enter a bad mistake.
Boeing is under fire after a door plug blew out of one of its nearly new 737 Max planes in January during an Alaska Airlines flight. CNBC
As the jobless level has ticked up in recent months, the "Sahm Rule" has generated increasing talk on Wall Street. CNBC
VOA VIEW: Madness!
An impending nova event this summer will be so bright that it can be seen from Earth with the naked eye. "It’s a once-in-a-lifetime event," NASA said. FOX News

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Los Angeles-based affiliates of the Sinaloa cartel have partnered with underground banks in China to launder more than $50 million. FOX News
VOA VIEW: It should be stopped.
The Department of Defense has awarded Boeing a $212 million contract to make repairs to 11 military fighter jets, despite the manufacturer's recent safety record. FOX News
VOA VIEW: A Biden money play.
More than 100 deans from U.S. law schools signed a letter championing the U.S. Constitution and calling on students to educate on the legal system while disagreeing with respect. FOX News
VOA VIEW: A strange ruling.

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California's Labor Commissioner said Tuesday Amazon is being fined $5.9 million for unsafe warehouse operations that violated the state Warehouse Quotas law. UPI
A U.S. Army sergeant was sentenced to three years and nine months in prison by a court in Russia's Far East on Wednesday after being convicted of threatening to kill his girlfriend and theft. UPI
VOA VIEW: Russia is playing hardball.
The Los Angeles Unified School District voted Tuesday to move forward with a plan to ban cellphone use throughout the school day, as early as January. UPI
VOA VIEW: A good idea.

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