Dan Cox, the GOP gubernatorial nominee in Maryland, says he's not getting bogged down in the news media's obsession with abortion politics and is instead "focused like a laser" on quality of life issues that are top-of-mind to most voters. Washington Times
VOA VIEW: The abortion issue must be explained honestly - Dems will continue to twist and lie.
The high court voted 5 to 4 to stand aside while a legal battle goes on in New York LA Times
VOA VIEW: A reason why many have lost confidence in the SC
Queues to view Queen Elizabeth II's coffin as it lies in state at the Houses of Parliament could involve waits of as long as 30 hours. LA Times
Record inflation is wreaking havoc on Americans' lives. New York Post
VOA VIEW: Biden doesn't understand the facts.


The Biden administration is considering executive action to try to avoid a shutdown of the nation’s rail network that would harm the economy ahead of the midterm elections. New York Times
VOA VIEW: Biden sides with his union donors.
Bakhmut residents who have endured relentless shelling by the Russians watch the Ukrainian forces’ recent victories and weigh whether to stay or to flee. New York Times
The West isn’t nearly prepared enough for the scale and complexity of China’s all-of-nation covert offensive. New York Times
VOA VIEW: China is a danger to all.
Twenty-two governors, all Republican, have signed a letter sent to President Joe Biden calling on him to withdraw his student loan forgiveness plan.       USA Today
VOA VIEW: As he should.
A USA TODAY analysis found at least 44 states do not have fully air-conditioned prisons. Climate change and increased heat waves are making conditions worse       USA Today
VOA VIEW: Don't break the law.


House Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer now says there is no agreement to tie energy permitting reforms to a must-pass government funding bill. Washington Times
VOA VIEW: They should and Manchin will get nothing for his stupidity.
Five of the last six governors of Massachusetts have been Republicans and the party believes they have a shot at keeping the seat in GOP hands with Geoff Diehl, a Trump-backed candidate who is determined to stop Democrat Maura Healey from becoming the most far-left governor ever to hold office in the state. Washington Times
Mississippi ranks first and New York is dead last in a ranking of how states enable religious free exercise, according to a new study. Washington Times
A large majority of people would feel less safe either driving or riding in self-driving cars, according to a new survey. Washington Times
VOA VIEW: They have a good reason - safety.

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A tropical depression formed in the Atlantic Ocean on Wednesday morning and forecasters at the National Hurricane Center in Miami say it could strengthen to a tropical storm ABC
A U.S. firm that monitors false online claims reports that searches for information about prominent news topics on TikTok are likely to turn up results riddled with misinformation ABC
VOA VIEW: TikTok should be taken down in the US.
Freight railroads and their unions are facing increasing pressure from business groups and the White House to settle their contract dispute ABC
VOA VIEW: Unions should not be encouraged to put pressure on railroads.


Three Iranian nationals have been indicted for allegedly hacking into hundreds of computers in the U.S. and around the world, demanding, and sometimes getting, a ransom. ABC
VOA VIEW: They should be prosecuted to the fullest.
In New Hampshire, Don Bolduc won the GOP primary against state Senate President Chuck Morse. CBS
Every seat in the House is up for grabs, and 35 Senate seats will be decided. CBS
VOA VIEW: Tha Nations sovereignty is at state.
A whistleblower who once worked for Twitter now tells Congress the social media platform has put its users at risk. Peiter Zatko, Twitter's former head of security, warned Tuesday that the app and its users are vulnerable to security breaches. CBS News congressional correspondent Scott MacFarlane reports from the Capitol. CBS
VOA VIEW: Twitter must be controlled for the sake of the country.
Home loan costs have roughly doubled over the last year, pushing many house-hunters to the sidelines. CBS
VOA VIEW: They will grow higher.

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Annual cost-of-living bump could be biggest since 1981, but may be smaller than many had hoped amid stubbornly high inflation. CBS
VOA VIEW: It's not much considering inflation.
A new report finds that the number of people choosing to disaffiliate from Christianity is increasing – and could overtake the nation's Christian majority. CBS
More than half of employees who recently got raises said they weren't high enough to cover rising expenses, survey finds. CBS
VOA VIEW: Thanks to Biden.

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An attorney for Lindell, a supporter of former President Trump and his false claims of a stolen election, confirmed the CEO was served a subpoena Tuesday. CBS
VOA VIEW: The DOJ is weaponizing against Trump.
The rate of new monkeypox cases in the U.S. is slowing, according to CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky. CNBC
After Ukraine's successes in recapturing Russian-occupied territory over the last week, the pressure is now on to maintain the momentum. CNBC
If you feel like your income hasn't kept up with rising prices, you're not alone. These tips can help. CNBC
VOA VIEW: An increase in pay would cause an increase in inflation.
Company faces growing competition in emerging sector. CNBC
VOA VIEW: It is not feasible to increase support that fast.
The White House has been preparing contingency plans to keep key goods moving and transportation lines open if union railroad workers strike later this week CNBC
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky visited newly liberated Izium in the northeastern region of Kharkiv on Wednesday, five days after the country's forces recaptured the city. CNN
VOA VIEW: There is no question that there have been many abuses caused by Putin.
Investors are getting spooked that the Federal Reserve's aggressive interest rate hikes could damage the US economy. CNN
VOA VIEW: The housing market has already been damaged.
The final 2022 primary elections, conducted Tuesday, saw more clear victories for the "Make America Great Again" wing of the GOP. CNN
VOA VIEW: It should grow.
Florida Republican Sen. Rick Scott tweeted a picture of himself on Tuesday standing outside the White House with this caption: ".@JoeBiden said he wished he had enough copies of my Rescue America plan, so I stopped by the White House today to make sure he did. Thanks for spreading the word, Joe!" CNN
Democratic Sen. Raphael Warnock of Georgia and his Republican challenger, Herschel Walker, have agreed to at least one debate in their marquee fall contest after weeks of sparring over televised debates. CNN
VOA VIEW: Warnock should lose.
An abortion ban is set to take effect in Indiana on Thursday, following the Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe v. Wade. Indiana will join over a dozen states with abortion bans. FOX News
House Democrats made it clear they would not support GOP efforts to get to the bottom of how the controversial Disinformation Governance Board was established. FOX News
VOA VIEW: What are Dems hiding - it will come out after November.
The European Commission on Wednesday proposed implementing a ban on products within the European Union that are manufactured using forced labor. UPI
President Joe Biden traveled to Michigan on Wednesday to visit the Detroit Auto Show and detail his administration's efforts to promote electric vehicle manufacturing and reduce the need for fossil fuels. UPI
VOA VIEW: BS talk!
A newly declassified U.S. intelligence review alleges that Russia has spent more than $300 million globally to influence foreign political events. UPI
VOA VIEW: Russia should be sanctioned to the fullest.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said Wednesday that his country is moving in the right direction following a highly successful counteroffensive this month that has retaken thousands of square miles of territory. UPI
VOA VIEW: Good, but can they hold it.
South Korea has fined U.S. tech giants Meta and Google a combined $71.8 million for collecting user information without consent and using it for customized advertisements, regulators announced Wednesday. UPI
VOA VIEW: The US should do the same or more.

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West Virginia legislators have passed a near total abortion ban, paving the way for it to become the second state to outlaw the medical procedure in the wake of Roe vs. Wade being overturned by the Supreme Court. UPI

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