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A federal judge extends his temporary block of the Biden administration's plan to lift pandemic-related border restrictions known as Title 42. LA Times
VOA VIEW: Good for now.
With its grip tightened along Ukraine's southern coast, Russia is redoubling its assault on the eastern industrial Donbas region. LA Times
VOA VIEW: A dumb costly move.
Republican attorneys general from 24 states, including Texas, had argued that cities like El Paso would be overrun with immigrants beyond what they can handle. New York Post
VOA VIEW: Stopped for now.


Two patients had been under investigation by the city's health department for possibly carrying monkeypox, which has been spreading "within sexual networks", according to officials. New York Post
The Biden administration has been a major disappointment across the globe, especially in the Middle East where the United Arab Emirates has felt ignored since Trump left. New York Post
VOA VIEW: Biden is a fool.
But WHO members should go further next week: remove Russia from the executive board and suspend Moscow’s voting rights. New York Post
VOA VIEW: WHO is too fraudulent to do the right things.
Outside of Kharkiv, Russian forces are entrenching themselves for the long haul. “There is a whole underground city there,” a Ukrainian officer said. New York Times
VOA VIEW: Russia would be wise to leave Ukraine.
The wife of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas urged Arizona state lawmakers to reverse former President Donald Trump's election loss in 2020.       USA Today
VOA VIEW: Many feel Trump was robbed.
The National School Boards Association is blaming the organization's former Interim director and CEO, Chip Slaven, for masterminding the letter to President Biden asking for parents to be investigated as domestic terrorists. Washington Times
VOA VIEW: The Waco left should be seen for what they are.


Republicans pounced on a tweet by the Connecticut Democratic Party that drew a comparison of a Black Republican House candidate to the cartoon monkey Curious George. Washington Times
VOA VIEW: Dems are showing their true racist side.
President Biden's approval rating has hit its lowest point of his tenure in the White House, a new poll shows, as more Democrats register pessimism about his performance. Washington Times
VOA VIEW: They are lower than being reported.
U.S. economic growth is on track to outpace China for the first time since 1976 as the Chinese economy sputters under President Xi Jinping's draconian coronavirus lockdowns. Washington Times
VOA VIEW: Good - thanks to Trump.
The Michigan Supreme Court said Friday it wants more information from Gov. Gretchen Whitmer about her request to erase a state abortion ban from decades ago. Washington Times
VOA VIEW: Whitmer shows her deceptive ways.

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A current U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration agent and a former supervisor in the agency were charged Friday with leaking confidential law enforcement information to defense lawyers in Miami in exchange for $70,000 in cash. Washington Times
Hillary Clinton personally approved sharing a false theory linking former President Trump to Russia even though the allegations had not been vetted, the manager of her 2016 campaign testified in court on Friday. Washington Times
VOA VIEW: Clinton is guilty and should be punished.
China is holding military exercises in the disputed South China Sea coinciding with U.S. President Joe Biden's visit to South Korea and Japan ABC
VOA VIEW: China is testing Biden's weakness.


The Group of Seven leading economies have agreed to provide $19.8 billion in economic aid to Ukraine to ensure its finances do not hinder its ability to defend itself from Russia’s invasion ABC
VOA VIEW: Half of what the US, alone pledged.
North Korea reported 2.24 million people "sickened with fever" as of Thursday evening. ABC
VOA VIEW: A large number for such a small country.
The United States might invite a Cuban representative to the Summit of the Americas next month, according to a U.S. official ABC
VOA VIEW: Cuban should not be invited.
The personnel were assigned to help prepare for the presidential visit when they went out for dinner and then stopped at several bars, the sources told ABC News. ABC
The S&P 500 has tumbled more than 20% from its peak in January as mounting recession fears spook investors. CBS
VOA VIEW: Doesn't sound good.

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More than 43 million borrowers​ hold more than $1.6 trillion in federal student loan debt. CBS
VOA VIEW: No loan should be forgiven.
Energy cutoff comes after Finland and neighbor Sweden formally applied to join NATO this week. CBS
VOA VIEW: Putin is a fool.
Credit card giant to test biometric system aimed at streamlining the checkout process in stores. CBS
VOA VIEW: Don't be a fool.

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Virginia lawmaker says retailer should obtain parental consent before selling two "obscene" books to minors. CBS
The Nasdaq's seven-week losing streak underscores the shift in investor sentiment away from technology and growth stocks as the broader markets sell off. CNBC
While the impact of a possible recession may be felt broadly, households will experience it to varying degrees. Still, there is advice that is universal. CNBC
VOA VIEW: There is very little that can be done to stop a recession.
The WHO said the recent monkeypox outbreaks are unusual because they are occurring in countries where the virus is not endemic. CNBC
The operations are expected to open during the first half of 2025, with an annual production capacity of 300,000 vehicles, CNBC
A Catholic bishop's order to block Pelosi from receiving communion comes as the Supreme Court is expected to overturn the right to abortion in Roe v. Wade. CNBC
VOA VIEW: Pelosi is a loser.
Dr. Rochelle Walensky, director of the CDC, is urging older Americans to get Covid booster shots as hospitalizations rise substantially. CNBC
VOA VIEW: CDC pushes more vaccines.
Tesla chief Elon Musk denied claims he engaged in sexual misconduct against a SpaceX flight attendant as he critized the Biden administration and Democrats. CNBC
VOA VIEW: Biden and Dems are pushing Musk out.
In a Reddit "ask me anything" session on Thursday, Bill Gates shared how individuals can help solve climate change with their consumption decisions. CNBC
VOA VIEW: Gates is too liberal.
Texas' child welfare agency has resumed at least some of its investigations into parents who provide gender-affirming care to their transgender children. UPI
Vice President Kamala Harris on Friday announced $500 million in Environmental Protection Agency funds for zero-emission school buses. UPI
VOA VIEW: Liberal is as liberal does.
U.S. stocks marked the longest streak of weekly losses since 2001 by the end of trading Friday as the S&P 500 dropped into bear market territory. UPI
VOA VIEW: Stocks are looking weak, as they were overpriced.
An Appeals Court Friday stayed a lower court decision that had blocked a political redistricting plan passed by Florida's GOP dominated legislature. The ruling reinstates the map Gov. Ron DeSantis signed into law. UPI
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky accused Russia overnight of trying to "kill as many Ukrainians as possible" and not having a military justification for some of its targets. UPI
VOA VIEW: A truism.
The IRS said Friday it will pay 5% interest to people with delayed tax returns starting in July. That's up a full percentage point from the last interest rate increase in April. UPI
Cecilia Rouse, chair of the White House Council of Economic Advisers, said Friday that gasoline and food prices that are fueling inflationary pressure in the United States are global issues. UPI
VOA VIEW: Even the not so bright wake up to facts.
The Chinese central bank Friday cut a benchmark interest rate for mortgages while keeping other interest rates unchanged. UPI

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May 21, 2022

     I’m just so concerned about America. It’s not only New York. I don’t know what has happened to us as a country. And it just bothers me so much that we appear to no longer believe in what this country represents. Adams leadership is what is hurting New York and the country. 

     We normalize going into stores across America and just walk in and take what you want — as if it’s just all right. And what we’re doing to police in this city and across America, we should be embarrassed.  How do you take 2,500 guns off the streets and the people who had the guns are back out the next day? All New Yorkers should be raising our voices. We are too silent — far too silent. The number of guns we are recovering is astounding. So is the number of shooters that are being freed every day; every day they’re going back to do crime again. Every day.

      And then people say, “Eric says that people should not live on the street.” They should not be living in tents with human waste and drug needles and paraphernalia. And I’m the demon here for saying it is not dignified for New Yorkers to live on the street, and the advocates say I’m wrong to try to help take people off the street and put them in decent housing. And all the columnists that say, “Eric is wrong.” Where’s everyone else saying “Eric is right”?  Those of you who told me when I was running for office, “We want to deal with the homeless crisis”: Well, I need you now. I need you now.  Everyone who told me they want guns off the streets and for NYPD Commissioner Keechant Sewell to put in place the anti-gun unit to go out there to take those guns off the street, we need you now.

    Those of you who stated you’re tired of the dysfunctionality of education, with 65% of black and brown children never reaching proficiency — we are fighting in Albany right now to keep mayoral control. Two Boston Red Sox fans had it. So why can’t Met fans have it? We need you now. We need you now.