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Congressional lawmakers have asked the State Department to warn Americans that some Mexican pharmacies are selling counterfeit pills tainted with fentanyl. LA Times
VOA VIEW: No medicine should be bought in Mexico.
"And what do you think pops up in my feed today on Facebook? A Mormon ad," the TikToker claimed. New York Post
The only way to reduce systemic risk is to radically reduce Washington’s power over the economy and financial system. New York Post
VOA VIEW: Biden should not be making financial decisions on his own.
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After months of requiring a negative COVID test from travelers to the U.S. from China, the State Department reissues its Level 3 Travel Advisory.
South Carolina Republicans are considering a bill that would make a person who has an abortion eligible for the death penalty.
VOA VIEW: A little too strong.
The North Carolina Supreme Court heard a second round of arguments Tuesday in a case that tests the so-called "independent state legislature theory" that could upend how election laws are made. Washington Times
A previously vetoed proposal advancing in the North Carolina House would restrict how teachers can discuss certain racial topics in the classroom amid a national GOP crusade against ideas they associate with " critical race theory." Washington Times
Gerald Groff worked for seven years for the U.S. Postal Service, but it became a struggle to get his employer to accommodate his observance of Sundays for worship and rest in accordance with his evangelical Christian beliefs. Washington Times
VOA VIEW: He can find another job.
Inflation eased slightly in February but remained high, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Tuesday, complicating the next move for the Federal Reserve to lower prices while facing abrupt turmoil in the U.S. banking system. Washington Times
VOA VIEW: The economy is in turmoil, thanks to Biden.
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President Joe Biden has signed an executive order aiming to increase the number of background checks to buy guns ABC
VOA VIEW: Heavier background checks will not stop illegal actions.
Joe Biden let it slip Monday at a fundraiser that Jimmy Carter asked him to deliver Carter's eulogy, according to a pool reporter there ABC
"This will be tough and there's no way around that," said CEO Mark Zuckerberg. ABC
San Francisco could become the first major U.S. city to fund reparations for slavery and systemic racism as the idea gains traction across the country ABC
VOA VIEW: Dumb thought and idea.
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The Justice Department and Securities and Exchange Commission are probing the collapse of Silicon Valley Bank, according to two people familiar with the situation. ABC
Tyson Foods is closing two facilities that employ more than 1,600 people in an effort to streamline its U.S. poultry business ABC
VOA VIEW: Biden's economy is causing many to streamline.
"The fallout from this highly preventable accident is going to reverberate throughout Ohio for many years to come," Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost said. CBS
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Chasm between average earnings for men and women has barely budged in a decade, putting women's financial health at risk. CBS
VOA VIEW: Many women cannot not make the same sacrifices as men.
DeSantis expanded on his stance on Ukraine in response to a questionnaire from Fox News host Tucker Carlson. CBS
VOA VIEW: Not a positive position.
Worried about the FDIC's $250,000 insurance cap? Read on to learn about different ways to safeguard your cash. CBS
VOA VIEW: Make sure it is an FDIC insured bank and your deposit is under $250K.
U.S. forces brought down the drone in international waters, U.S. European Command said. CBS
VOA VIEW: A big mistake, but Biden is too weak to take action.
U.S. Border Patrol agents recorded roughly 130,000 apprehensions of migrants in February, a 40% decrease from December. CBS
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The Senate Majority Leader Schumer received campaign donations from both the CEO and political action committee of shuttered Silicon Valley Bank. CNBC
Famed activist and raider Carl Icahn believes the U.S. economy is in trouble because of poor corporate leadership and stubbornly high inflation. CNBC
VOA VIEW: He makes sense.
Altogether, Silicon Valley Bank executives and directors cashed out of $84 million worth of stock over the past two years, according to Smart Insider. CNBC
VOA VIEW: Some should go to jail.
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Google said the second iteration of the technology, Med-PaLM 2, consistently performed at an "expert" level on medical exam questions. CNBC
The shift is the latest example that Apple is cutting costs and watching corporate expenses closely during a rough patch for the tech industry. CNBC
VOA VIEW: It's called covering you're a..
The senators urged the companies to get certified with the FDA to sell the abortion pill mifepristone and provide access that is as broad as possible. CNBC
VOA VIEW: Follow the law.
Excluding volatile food and energy prices, core CPI increased 0.5% in February and 5.5% on a 12-month basis. CNBC
FDA staff said Pfizer's clinical trial results on its Covid antiviral pill Paxlovid support its use in adults at high risk of progressing to severe disease. CNBC
The U.S. called the downing of the drone by a Russian jet part of a pattern of reckless behavior by Russia. CNBC
Sen. Elizabeth Warren accused Fed Chair Jerome Powell of allowing the SVB debacle to happen through lax oversight practices. CNBC
Novo Nordisk is planning to slash the price of several insulin drugs by up to 75% in the U.S., following a similar move by Eli Lilly. CNBC
GPT-4 performed at the 90th percentile on a simulated bar exam, the 93rd percentile on an SAT reading exam, and the 89th percentile on the SAT Math exam, OpenAI claimed. CNBC
When Georgian lawmakers backed a controversial Kremlin-esque bill late Tuesday night, mayhem erupted outside Parliament. As the crowd of protesters grew larger and larger, riot police gathered at their flanks. All hell broke loose. CNN
VOA VIEW: The people are getting fed-up.
A gunman races across the quad at a southern California university, spraying a barrage of bullets from the barrel of an assault-style rifle. CNN
The White House on Monday called on Mike Pence to apologize for his remark that Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg had gone on "maternity leave," saying that the former vice president's "homophobic joke" at the Gridiron Club dinner on Saturday was "offensive and inappropriate." CNN
VOA VIEW: Nothing homophobic about what was said.
Vice President Kamala Harris on Thursday will make her first trip to Iowa since taking office for an abortion rights event, a White House official told CNN. CNN
VOA VIEW: She will make a usual fool of herself.
No criminal charges will be filed against a police officer responsible for the fatal shooting of a Black man at a convenience store. The decision drew criticism from civil rights groups. FOX News
Veru has decided to proceed with a late-stage study of a COVID pill despite a health regulator declining to authorize it. The oral drug treats high-risk patients hospitalized with COVID-19. FOX News
California's homeless population has grown over the past three years, though data for the 2023 snapshot, which would show the 2022 population, will remain unavailable for months. FOX News
VOA VIEW: A liberal red state.
The first nor'easter of the season is pummeling the northeast United States with heavy snow, rain, and wind, as blizzard conditions are forecast to peak Tuesday night before easing early Wednesday. UPI
U.S. Space Force Chief of Space Operations Gen. Chance Saltzman testified before Senate subcommittee on Tuesday, one day after the Space Force released its $30 billion budget. UPI
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Analytics firm Moody's Investors Service downgraded its rating of the American banking system as a whole on Tuesday. UPI
VOA VIEW: This is an extreme position.
A Florida Senate bill discussed in committee this week would allow state courts to revoke custody from parents "to protect" children who may be receiving or have received gender affirming healthcare. UPI
Southwest Airlines said Tuesday that it would increase staffing and equipment to avoid another round of mass cancellations that cost the company millions of dollars. UPI
VOA VIEW: The proof will be seen.
Britain may follow the United States, European Union and Canada in banning TikTok from government phones, according to the country's security minister who is looking into security risks posed by the Chinese-owned app. UPI