An experimental COVID-19 vaccine aims to get ahead of new variants by priming the immune system to recognize a stable part of the coronavirus. LA Times
VOA VIEW: All guesswork.
President Biden and activists celebrate long-sought wins on climate and drug prices, but new inflation data complicates Democrats' midterm message. LA Times
VOA VIEW: What victories?
Drought and extreme heat pushed the power grid past the brink in southern China, raising fears that the country might revert to burning more coal. LA Times
VOA VIEW: The world is not ready for EV's.


Sen. Lindsey Graham's proposal is a smart, nuanced move to push forward the national conversation and the state-by-state ones — beyond the sloganeering of the pro-life and pro-choice extremes. New York Post
VOA VIEW: Logic seems for pass over Dems heads.
"Kathy Hochul has been telling you, members of the media, for weeks that she will debate but she still has not yet said where, when or how many," Rep. Lee Zeldin said. New York Post
VOA VIEW: Zeldin must win for the sake of NY.
Former President Donald Trump insisted Thursday that he had declassified the trove of documents seized by FBI agents at Mar-a-Lago last month – and warned that if he was indicted for improperly handling government records, "I just think it would just tear this country apart." New York Post
VOA VIEW: It seems logical.
Decisions to bus migrants to the vice president’s residence and to fly others to Martha’s Vineyard were the latest attempts to provoke outrage over record arrivals at the border. New York Times
VOA VIEW: The left and Dem cities are starting to see reality.
Some economists say high inflation is still on track to ease in coming months despite disappointing CPI report. Others say it will hang around longer.      USA Today
VOA VIEW: Relief will come when Republicans take control.
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House Republicans are shining a spotlight on the national fentanyl crisis, which they said has been exacerbated by President Biden's loose border policies. Washington Times
VOA VIEW: Biden is causing national grief.
Less than half of Americans can name the three branches of the federal government -- executive, legislative and judicial -- according to an annual survey of civics knowledge coinciding with Saturday's Constitution Day holiday. Washington Times
Federal lawmakers say discovering a "fountain of youth" to slow and perhaps end human aging is a realistic possibility. Washington Times
VOA VIEW: Many await.
Democrats are punting a vote to protect same-sex and interracial marriages until after the November midterm elections, pulling back just days after Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer vowed to put the Senate on the record on the issue "in the coming weeks." Washington Times
VOA VIEW: Time will tell.

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An Indiana judge turned down on Thursday a request to block enforcement of the state's abortion ban just hours after it took effect. Washington Times
VOA VIEW: Good, the people have spoken.
Electric carmaker Tesla has been hit with a new consumer class-action suit in federal court alleging the company falsely advertised its autopilot and full self-driving features. Washington Times
VOA VIEW: They went too far.
A Montana judge has blocked health officials from enforcing a state rule that would prevent transgender people from changing the gender on their birth certificate ABC
VOA VIEW: Foolish liberal judge - a baby is born with one of two genders.


Tropical Storm Fiona is taking aim on the Caribbean and is set to bring heavy rain and possible flash flooding and mudslides to Puerto Rico this weekend. ABC
U.S. health officials are warning doctors against overusing the lone drug available to treat monkeypox ABC
VOA VIEW: It seems like health officials have no clue.
A North Carolina charter school is petitioning the U.S. Supreme Court to reconsider an appeals court ruling that the school violated female students’ constitutional rights by requiring them to wear skirts ABC
VOA VIEW: Nowhere in the Constitution does the wearing of skirts is mentioned.
Martha's Vineyard welcomes 50 migrants who were flown in without warning. Florida Governor DeSantis' administration takes credit for sending the migrants, claiming it to be part of the state's relocation program in a fight against the Biden administration's border policies. CBS
VOA VIEW: More should follow.
Labor Secretary Marty Walsh says the deal "balances the needs of workers, businesses, and our nation's economy." CBS
VOA VIEW: It's not done until it's done.

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Colby talks with "Intelligence Matters" podcast host Michael Morell about whether the U.S. military is ready for a new era of great power competition. CBS
VOA VIEW: This administration is conflicted in dealing with China.
The struggling retailer announced the closures as part of a plan to stablize its finances. CNBC
The Apple Watch Series 8 and new SE go on sale Sept. 16. The SE is Apple's cheapest smartwatch at just $249 and comes with all of the features you need. CNBC

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Chinese leader Xi Jinping met with Russian President Vladimir Putin Thursday in a show of diplomatic support, as Moscow contends with growing international isolation over its stuttering invasion of Ukraine. CNN
VOA VIEW: Putin would be wise to end the war.
The US announced a slew of new sanctions on Thursday, including against five individuals for "supporting or enabling the theft of Ukraine's grain" on behalf of Russia. CNN
• LIVE UPDATES: The tentative deal averted 'significant damage' of strike, Biden says • One rail union has already voted to reject the tentative deal CNN
VOA VIEW: The problem is not over, yet.
Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina introduced a bill that would ban abortions nationally after 15 weeks of pregnancy. CNN political commentator SE Cupp explains why nobody is happy about it. CNN
VOA VIEW: It was a reasonable compromise.
The Naming Commission formed to remove references to the Confederacy from the military recommended getting rid of a Confederate monument at Arlington National Cemetery. FOX News
VOA VIEW: No Confederate Monument should be removed.
Americans in Allentown, Pennsylvania, and Portland, Oregon, shared their thoughts as to whether President Joe Biden has united or divided this country. FOX News
VOA VIEW: Divider without a doubt.
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott continues to unexpectedly bus migrants around the country, including sending two buses of migrants to Vice President Kamala Harris' residence at the United States Naval Observatory. UPI
VOA VIEW: It was a just move and should be repeated.
A third earthquake this week hit the San Francisco Bay Area on Thursday, shaking Berkeley with a 2.9-magnitude tremor, experts said. UPI
Mortgage rates have climbed to their highest point in nearly 15 years, presenting new challenges for potential home buyers, Freddie Mac said Thursday. UPI
VOA VIEW: Thank Biden.
Ford motors on Wednesday unveiled its redesigned seventh-generation Ford Mustang, with two gas-powered engines, even as its rivals are expected to go electric. UPI
VOA VIEW: Smart move.
Russian rocket fire destroyed a dam in the largest city in central Ukraine on Thursday, a response from Moscow to Kyiv's counteroffensive that has retaken thousands of square miles of territory. UPI
VOA VIEW: A Putin dumb move.
Americans were still in a spending mood during the month of August, even with higher prices, government data showed on Thursday. UPI

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