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Biden holds a drive-in rally in Georgia, a state now crucial to Democrats, to echo the ambitious themes of his speech to Congress on Wednesday. LA Times
VOA VIEW: Few participants.
President Biden hasn't yet picked an ambassador to Israel. What does that say about U.S.-Israeli relations, and who are the names in the mix? LA Times
VOA VIEW: Biden is anti Israel and pro Arab.
Roger Goodell really must have missed not getting booed in person last year. The NFL Draft returned to being a live event Thursday night after last year’s showcase was a virtual event, with the NFL commissioner announcing the picks from the basement of his New York home due to the COVID-19 pandemic. New York Post
VOA VIEW: Goodell is an idiot.
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Rudy Giuliani remained defiant on Thursday, labeling the federal authorities who raided his Manhattan apartment and office as “bullies.” “You’re not going to stop me. And you’re not going to convict me of some phony crime,” the Republican former New York City mayor said on his WABC Radio show. He was referring to prosecutors in... New York Post
VOA VIEW: The Biden left are bullies.
Competition with China, and containment of Russia, were the subtext of the president’s call for action. But casting the struggle as “democracy versus autocracy” oversimplifies what lies ahead. New York Times
VOA VIEW: Biden is all talk.
The recovery is profoundly unequal across sectors, unbalanced in ways that have big implications for businesses and workers. New York Times
VOA VIEW: The economy will slump.
A day after his first address to Congress, President Biden met with former President Jimmy Carter and held a drive-in rally for his 100th day in office. New York Times
Rudolph W. Giuliani, former President Trump’s personal attorney, said Thursday the FBI took seven or eight electronic items from his home during a raid this week but refused to take hard drives belonging to Hunter Biden. President Biden’s son has been accused of illegal activities by Mr. Giuliani and pro-Trump ... Washington Times
VOA VIEW: The FBI is not trusted.
President Biden’s rally in Georgia to celebrate the 100-day mark of his administration got off to a rocky start Thursday when protesters started screaming “End Detention Now!” The protesters appeared to be demanding that Mr. Biden bring an end to the detention of illegal immigrants trying to cross into the ... Washington Times
VOA VIEW: The rally failed.
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U.S. prosecutors fine a software company $8M over Iran sanctions. ABC
Texas is edging closer to becoming the largest state in the country to allow people to carry handguns without a license ABC
VOA VIEW: All states should follow.
Some Midwestern farmers are suing the federal government alleging they're ineligible for a COVID-19 stimulus loan forgiveness program because they're white ABC
VOA VIEW: Reverse discrimination should prevail in court.
Amazon on Thursday released first-quarter results that trounced analysts' expectations. CNBC
VOA VIEW: Amazon has gotten too big.
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Former Vice President Mike Pence and other potential GOP presidential contenders plan to attend a private donor meeting next week in Texas hosted by Karl Rove. CNBC
VOA VIEW: Very few will enter the race if Trump runs.
BioNTech CEO Ugur Sahin told CNBC he is "confident" the company's Covid-19 vaccine with Pfizer is effective against a variant first identified in India. CNBC
VOA VIEW: Very reasonable brag.
President Joe Biden's American Families Plan would raise taxes on the top 1%. It would increase the levy on their capital gains and ordinary income. CNBC
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The facility will begin producing at least one EV beginning in 2023, GM said. The company declined to discuss what vehicle or vehicles will be produced there. CNBC
VOA VIEW: A major mistake and lose for Biden.
A broad majority of U.S. employers, 65%, plan to offer employees incentives to get vaccinated and 63% will require proof of vaccination. CNBC
VOA VIEW: Very few will argue the reason and validity.
Hiring was strong in April as the economy reopened, and some economists predict more than 1 million jobs were added. CNBC
VOA VIEW: Time will tell.
A White House official clarified what the income thresholds would be for individuals and families to see a tax increase from 37% to 39.6% under Biden's plan. CNBC
VOA VIEW: All will pay, as the premise if false.
With demand for Covid-19 vaccines falling off, mass vaccination sites around the country find themselves facing a dilemma of how to deliver vaccines without wasting precious doses. CNN
VOA VIEW: The numbers and demand have become less.
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College students hesitant to receive a Covid-19 vaccination may need to rethink their decision. As most colleges in the US inch toward the end of the spring semester, a new procedure is taking shape for their return. CNN
The lawyer for the family of Ashli Babbitt is planning to sue the U.S. Capitol Police and the unidentified officer who fatally shot her during the Jan. 6 riot in which she was killed. FOX News
A Minnesota man has been fined $12 million for helping set fire to a police station during a protest last summer following the death of George Floyd. FOX News
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