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The judge overseeing Dominion Voting Systems' defamation suit against Fox News ruled Friday that the case will go to trial, rebuffing efforts by Fox to have it dismissed. ABC
VOA VIEW: A foolish ruling.
Pennsylvania Sen. John Fetterman has left Walter Reed National Military Medical Center after six weeks of inpatient treatment for clinical depression, with plans to return to the Senate in mid-April ABC
VOA VIEW: Fetterman is a waste.
Social Security is expected to run short of the funds needed to pay 100% of benefits in roughly a decade, a new report showed. ABC
VOA VIEW: Thank Biden.

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Former President Donald Trump's indictment may present an untested legal challenge if prosecutors try to charge him with campaign finance law violations in state court. ABC
VOA VIEW: A political game that will backfire on Dems.
An estimated 15 million Americans are about to lose Medicaid coverage due to government protections that are set to expire Friday. CBS
Criminal charges filed against the former president could further tarnish the Trump Organization's reputation, experts say. CBS
VOA VIEW: There will be little effect.
Former U.S. Ambassador to Moscow John Sullivan warned that Evan Gershkovich, who was arrested on espionage charges, faces a tough fight ahead. CBS
The watchdog for the Government Publishing Office said 1,900 Social Security numbers were published in error as part of the Jan. 6 House select committee's final report. CBS
VOA VIEW: Payback is bad for Biden.
Donald Trump's campaign turned to Facebook to raise money off his indictment in New York as he rages against Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg. CNBC
VOA VIEW: Bragg is a liberal lowlife.

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Former President Donald Trump is expected to be arraigned next week in New York on a grand jury indictment charging him with document fraud. CNBC
VOA VIEW: Trump will prevail.
Millions of EVs are expected to hit the roads by 2030, but what happens to old EV batteries? Here's how EV batteries can be given a second life. CNBC
People know they're supposed to tip at hotels, but a lack of cash and understanding of etiquette means they often don't. CNBC
For Financial Literacy Month, try this 30-day challenge to help boost your savings, tackle your debt, and get smarter with your money. CNBC
VOA VIEW: Don't believe all you read.

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The personal consumption expenditures price index excluding food and energy was expected to rise 0.4% in February. CNBC
VOA VIEW: The Fed has a poor track record.
Funding for the IRS has been squeezed for the past 10 years, which has correlated with a decline in audit rates across all tax brackets. CNBC
VOA VIEW: Most would be smart not to cheat.
Europe learned its lessons after the financial crisis and is now in a strong position to weather further stress in its banking system, several economists and policymakers say. CNBC
VOA VIEW: Don't trust or believe in so-called economists and policymakers.

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Presidential historian Tim Naftali discusses Ivanka Trump's statement about her dad, former President Donald Trump, being indicted by a Manhattan grand jury. CNN
Border agents uncovered an human smuggling incident that included 58 migrants crammed in a Penske truck and arrested the driver, who will face federal charges FOX News
VOA VIEW: Madness!
After an outbreak of tornadoes on Friday night in multiple states across the U.S., severe weather was forecast to continue through the weekend. Wind warnings were in effect. FOX News
Ukrainian authorities said Saturday they are investigating the leader of the country's most important monastery for allegedly seeking to justify Russia's invasion. UPI
Russia took over the rotating presidency of the United Nations Security Council Saturday as Ukraine's foreign minister blasted the move as "a bad joke." UPI
VOA VIEW: It is a joke.

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The Biden Administration on Friday said that it would appeal a ruling by a Texas federal judge that struck down a mandate of the Affordable Care Act requiring private health insurance plans to cover preventive care. UPI
VOA VIEW: The appeal should fail.
The "Rust" assistant director who handled the gun that killed a cinematographer, pleaded no contest on Friday to a misdemeanor charge of negligent use of a deadly weapon. UPI
U.S. President Joe Biden marked Friday's Transgender Day of Visibility by calling attacks against the transgender community "un-American." UPI
VOA VIEW: Biden is the real un-American.

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     Michigan paid out more than $3.3 billion on pandemic unemployment claims to people who had no history of work or wages earned in the state, according to a new audit that said officials intentionally shut down anti-fraud checks to speed up payments.  Madness, how do they get the money back?

     Now, the state is about to bump up against the three-year time limit for trying to claw back some of those overpayments, Michigan’s auditor general says.  The audit portrays the state’s Unemployment Insurance Agency (UIA) as bungling its way through the early days of the pandemic, rushing to get money out the door with little regard for the crush of bogus claims that flooded in alongside legitimate ones.