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As Chinese President Xi Jinping told Russian President Vladimir Putin at the end of their three-day summit in Moscow last week, “Right now we’re seeing a change we haven’t seen for 100 years, and we’re driving this change together.” New York Post
VOA VIEW: Biden has caused Xi's influence.
The leak adds to the challenges facing the Elon Musk-owned company, which is trying to identify the person responsible and any other people who downloaded the code. New York Times
Lawmakers are pressing the Biden administration to hold Russia and its president, Vladimir Putin, accountable for suspected war crimes in Ukraine.
VOA VIEW: Foolish - how do you hold a person and country with nuclear bombs, accountable?
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After SVB and Signature Bank depositors got swift relief, some question why student loan debt relief hasn't been met with similar urgency.
VOA VIEW: The group with money and political influence has the advantage.
USA Today stood by its decision to honor male-born legislator Leigh Finke as one of its 2023 Women of the Year as critics on the right decried the move as the latest example of male-to-female transgender individuals usurping awards intended for girls and women. Washington Times
VOA VIEW: USA Today has lost much readership.
The most recent law makes Wyoming the 19th state to approve legislation preventing biological males from playing female sports based on gender identity, an issue that has gained steam as male-born athletes like former collegiate swimmer Lia Thomas win women's sports titles. Washington Times
VOA VIEW: Males should not compete with females is sports.
It's 2023 and you just tested positive for COVID-19. Now what? The latest CDC protocols, isolation recommendations, ways to treat it and ways to prevent long COVID. LA Times
GOP lawmakers in states with abortion bans already in place are pushing to make them more restrictive, while blue state officials are trying to expand abortion access ABC
VOA VIEW: The states are split.
An Associated Press review of dozens of legal filings shows that President Joe Biden’s Justice Department is fighting just as vigorously as Donald Trump's did to uphold death row inmates' sentences, despite Biden's opposition to capital punishment ABC
VOA VIEW: Time will tell the final outcome.
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California Gov. Gavin Newsom wants to use Medicaid money to pay for housing for some vulnerable people ABC
VOA VIEW: CA has little to spend.
Gov. Andy Beshear’s veto of a bill aimed at transgender health care has put Kentucky in the middle of a national fight ABC
VOA VIEW: Transgender rights seem more like special rights.
A new campaign is underway this spring across Russia that seeks volunteers to replenish its troops for the war in Ukraine ABC
VOA VIEW: Putin is getting desperate.
Former President Trump held a campaign rally in Waco, Texas on Saturday. Trump railed against a possible indictment, as a grand jury investigating the former president is supposed to reconvene Monday. Nikole Killion has the details. CBS
VOA VIEW: NY DA Bragg is losing ground.
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Students who were forced into remote learning because of the pandemic lost valuable time in class; one nationwide study shows reading skills have dropped to their lowest point in 30 years. With the added personal toll from COVID, this generation is facing a crisis of stunted learning and emotional turmoil. Correspondent Tracy Smith talks with educators about what can be done. CBS
VOA VIEW: Biden, Dems and unions hurt the children's futures.
Sen. Mark Warner said on "Face the Nation" that the White House supports his bipartisan bill with Republican Sen. John Thune that seeks to give Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo the power to ban or force the sale of TikTok. CBS
VOA VIEW: Biden says one thing and later about faces.
For retailers like Kroger, Walmart and Dollar General, the decline in SNAP dollars will put pressure on discretionary sales. CNBC
VOA VIEW: Biden's solution if free money.
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The PCE price index and other inflation data face heightened scrutiny in the coming months as the market is becoming more at odds with the Fed's base case. CNBC
VOA VIEW: Biden has caused a major crisis.
Women made up almost 14% of professional drivers in 2022, according to Women In Trucking, and some are joining the industry from medicine and education. CNBC
A Delta Air Lines passenger was arrested after opening one of the plane's doors and sliding down an emergency exit slide as the plane prepared for takeoff from Los Angeles to Seattle Saturday, officials said. CNN
The kidnapping and killing of US travelers recently in the Mexican city of Matamoros, just over the border from Brownsville, Texas, has put a glaring spotlight on violence in a country that millions of international visitors flock to each year. CNN
VOA VIEW: Only fools go to Mexico.
A Utah parent filed a request to ban the Bible from a public school because of its sexual content in the wake of state legislation prohibiting pornographic books in schools. FOX News
VOA VIEW: The parent is an idiot.
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Christian Jacquez Taylor was captured after he allegedly called a cab driver in Lovejoy, Georgia, and raped her at gunpoint in the car on Friday, according to authorities. FOX News
Eileen Carter, a long-time New Orleans resident, has been scared to go out at night amid the city's violent crime surge and said other women are fearful too. FOX News
VOA VIEW: They shouldn't feel safe.
The National Weather Service in Jackson, Mississippi, on Sunday released preliminary statistics on a deadly tornado that ripped through several towns on its hour-long path. FOX News
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The mother of Ashli Babbitt, a protester who was killed during the Jan. 6, 2021, riot at the U.S. Capitol, was arrested outside the building at a demonstration that marked the second anniversary of Babbitt’s death. Ashli was the only person murdered by a mad Capitol guard - not 5 police died - Biden and Dems have lied.
Video footage shows U.S. Capitol Police (USCP) detaining Micki Witthoeft, Babbitt’s mother, near the Capitol where a small group of demonstrators had gathered. According to Capitol Police, Ms. Witthoeft’s group did not have a permit for their demonstration to be held on Capitol grounds. Ms. Witthoeft, 58, was charged with failing to obey an order and blocking or obstructing roadways. She has been released and given a citation to appear in court at a later date. “The officers and officials told the group to get out of the road or the group would be arrested,” the USCP said in a statement, adding that Ms. Witthoeft was “given multiple warnings to get out of the road.”
"Instead of getting out of the road, the woman refused to leave, turned around with her hands behind her back, and asked to be arrested,” according to the USCP. In one video, police officers are seen directing bystanders holding signs to move to a nearby sidewalk or face arrest. In another video, bystanders ask Ms. Witthoeft if there is anything she wanted to say while she was being handcuffed. “Yeah,” she replied. “The Capitol Police suck a—.”