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A bill under consideration would try to make it easier to report and prosecute hate crimes against Asian Americans. LA Times
VOA VIEW: Dem fear mongering.
Biden nominated Chris Magnus, a onetime Richmond, Calif., police chief, to lead U.S. Customs and Border Protection and Ur Jaddou to head U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. LA Times
VOA VIEW: Biden is an idiot.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has invited President Biden to address a joint session of Congress later this month. The California Democrat sent Biden a letter asking him to give his first speech to Congress on April 28, according to a statement from her office. “Nearly 100 days ago, when you took the oath of office,... New York Post
VOA VIEW: How long will be speak, coherently?
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Mayor Bill de Blasio took a shot at the MTA Tuesday, claiming the agency is “discouraging” ridership after its release of a survey highlighting commuter safety concerns. Hizzoner vented his frustration with the agency during a subway ride with reporters in Upper Manhattan, insisting the mode of transportation is safe, citing the recent addition of... New York Post
VOA VIEW: De Blasio is a bully.
Daunte Wright had an open warrant related to an armed-robbery case against him when he was shot dead Sunday by a cop who claimed she thought she was firing her Taser, court records show. Wright, 20, and another man had been charged with first-degree attempted aggravated robbery in December 2019 for allegedly trying to steal... New York Post
Top Democrats, including President Biden and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, on Tuesday distanced themselves from calls to abolish police issued by members of the “Squad,” in response to the killing of 20-year-old black man Daunte Wright in Minnesota by a cop. Asked Tuesday about Rep. Rashida Tlaib’s statement that policing “can’t be reformed” and should be... New York Post
VOA VIEW: The so-called "squad" are liberal idiots.
Iran also attacked an Israeli cargo ship at sea, raising tensions but causing little or no damage. New York Times
In an exclusive interview with USA TODAY, Nancy Pelosi discusses her first 100 days, including the Jan. 6 mob that was 'setting out' to kill her.
VOA VIEW: Pelosi is liberal clown.
A group of senators introduced the 'CRUISE Act' which would override the CDC's restrictions on the cruise industry and allow ships to sail.
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The move is likely to give Mayor Mike Elliott the power to fire the police chief and police officers, one legal expert said. Washington Post
VOA VIEW: The mayor sounded like a fool.
President Joe Biden on Tuesday proposed a summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin amid growing concern over Russia's military buildup on Ukraine's border. ABC
VOA VIEW: Biden is no match to Putin.
President Joe Biden will make the announcement on Wednesday, according to a senior administration official. ABC
VOA VIEW: Turmoil by a weak leader.
South Africa has suspended giving the Johnson & Johnson vaccine as a “precautionary measure” following the FDA decision in the United States to pause the use of the vaccine while very rare blood clot cases are examined ABC
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A new storm new storm system produced baseball-sized hail that covered roads in central Texas and broke car windshields in the region. ABC
A Roman Catholic diocese in Minnesota says Pope Francis asked its bishop to resign after he was investigated by the Vatican for allegedly interfering with past investigations into clergy sexual abuse ABC
VOA VIEW: As he should do.
The U.S. Olympic committee is hiring two infectious disease specialists to advise athletes ahead of the summer games, amid growing concerns over the Zika virus. Wall Street Journal senior sports writer Matthew Futterman joins CBSN with more on the precautions athletes are taking ahead of the summer Olympics. CBS
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New Education Department data shows 9.4 million of those borrowers are in default or delinquent on their loans. CBS
VOA VIEW: What about all those who paid their way and/or loan.
Plagued by a series of embarrassing airport security problems, the TSA is now taking steps to better train people who perform patdowns and scan luggage. CBS
CIA Director John Brennan revealed to Scott Pelley that they believe ISIS has chemical weapons in its arsenal. In an interview for "60 Minutes," Brennan discusses the extent of these weapons and how to keep the U.S. safe. CBS
VOA VIEW: ISIS should be punished.
The cases being investigating occurred in women between the ages of 18 and 48. CBS
Testimony focused on George Floyd's drug use, and a use-of-force expert testified Chauvin was justified in restraining him. CBS
VOA VIEW: Right or wrong - what do you believe casting out the drama.
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The FDA and CDC recommended a pause in the use of J&J's vaccine after six women developed a rare blood clotting disorder. CNBC
Moderna said Tuesday that new data shows its vaccine is more than 90% effective at protecting against Covid-19 up to six months after the second dose. CNBC
VOA VIEW: Now protection is after six months.
The police shooting of Daunte Wright came amid the trial in Minneapolis of ex-cop Derek Chauvin, charged with the alleged murder of George Floyd. CNBC
VOA VIEW: Write started the problem.
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Sen. Elizabeth Warren held a hearing Tuesday urging Biden to cancel student debt. And 415 organizations sent a letter pressuring the president to do the same. CNBC
VOA VIEW: Madness for all those who paid.
Good news for American families: the IRS plans to begin sending payments from the new $3,000 child tax credit in July, Commissioner Charles Rettig said. CNBC
VOA VIEW: Who pays for the debit or lack for revenue?
Republican donors and lawmakers plotted their next attacks on corporate America during their retreat in Florida this past weekend. CNBC
VOA VIEW: Big Tech must be neutralized.
Brooklyn Center Police have released bodycam footage showing the moment Daunte Wright was shot by a police officer during a traffic stop in Minnesota. Police Chief Tim Gannon said he believes the officer accidentally drew her handgun instead of a Taser in the encounter with Wright. A warning, this video is very graphic, and you may find it disturbing. CNN
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VOA VIEW: What a jury believes, is what counts.
President Joe Biden's decision to withdraw US troops from Afghanistan by September 11 -- the twentieth anniversary of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks -- prompted a split on Capitol Hill among both Republicans and Democrats, creating some strange bedfellows over what to do about America's longest war. CNN
VOA VIEW: Trump said May.
Former UN Ambassador Nikki Haley said she would back her onetime boss, former President Donald Trump, if he decides to run for the Republican Party's presidential nomination again in 2024 and not mount a bid against him. CNN
VOA VIEW: Good and smart gesture.
The white Kenosha police officer who shot a Black man in the back seven times during a domestic dispute last summer and was cleared of any wrongdoing has returned from administrative leave, police said Tuesday. FOX News
A gun control organization co-founded by former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords placed 40,000 white silk flowers on the National Mall on Tuesday to memorialize those killed by gun violence each year in the United States. UPI
VOA VIEW: Anti gun liberal fools.
U.S. European Command Gen. Tod Wolters told lawmakers Tuesday that he is confident Ukraine could repel a new Russian invasion "over time." UPI
The United States faces a "diverse array of threats," particularly from China, Iran, North Korea and Russia, amid disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, an annual U.S. intelligence assessment indicates. UPI
VOA VIEW: Biden acts and seams weak - the reason.
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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi mocked New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and her “Squad” of progressive allies, according to a book out later this month. Veteran journalist Susan Page of USA Today profiled Pelosi (D-Calif.) for her upcoming biography “Madam Speaker: Nancy Pelosi and the Lessons of Power.” According to a preview in Axios, Pelosi took on the voice of a child while speaking about Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), the 31-year-old self-declared socialist who has caused trouble for the powerful, 81-year-old speaker after taking office in 2019. “Pelosi unloads on the Squad, at one point adopting a child-like voice when discussing Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez,” Axios reports. Pelosi is a self-indulgent idiot.
Pelosi “offers the Squad this blunt advice: ‘You’re not a one-person show. This is the Congress of the United States,'” according to the report. Democrats have a seven-seat edge in the House, giving the band of relatively young leftists power to influence legislation. Pelosi reportedly sat for 10 interviews with Page for “Madam Speaker,” which will be released April 20.