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The 131-year-old pledge is back in the news. A high school student recently landed in the principal's office for failing to honor it. She's not the first to protest a pledge that has been called unconstitutional. LA Times
VOA VIEW: If an American does not want to say the Pledge of Allegiance, they can leave this country.
At issue is whether the Navajo Nation can press ahead with a lawsuit that seeks a federal plan to supply its residents' unmet need for water. LA Times
Accusing him of putting “radical policy” ahead of the country’s “economic, energy and national security needs,” Sen. Joe Manchin on Monday ripped President Biden’s veto of a Republican-led effort to block pension funds from making investment decisions based on factors such as climate change. Manchin, of West Virginia, was one of two Senate Democrats that... New York Post
VOA VIEW: Biden is an idiot.
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President Biden on Monday signed a bill unanimously passed by Congress that requires the declassification of information on the origins of COVID-19. New York Post
"I just started to think about the service industry, which became the most underserved community, Fraser said. New York Post
Trump allies have expressed frustration that DeSantis isn't being more forceful in defending the former president ahead of a potential indictment.
VOA VIEW: A dumb DeSantis mistake.
Compared to February 2022, home building is down 18%, with single-family housing down 32%. Meanwhile, apartment construction was up 14% year-over-year. USA Today
VOA VIEW: A loss for all.
A federal judge on Monday blocked key provisions of a California law that drastically restricts the sale of new handguns in the state, saying parts of the legislation violate the Second Amendment. Washington Times
The world's largest credit card companies are caught in the middle of a political slugfest over a newly created category that tracks purchases at gun stores. Washington Times
VOA VIEW: Credit companies that tract firearms will lose business.
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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention had to revise an alarming report that overstated the increase in the share of girls who've reported being raped, a notable error at a time when the agency is trying to overhaul its operations and regain trust. Washington Times
President Biden on Monday signed a bill that requires the director of national intelligence to declassify information about the origins of the coronavirus and potential links to a lab in central China. Washington Times
A $30 billion cash infusion and a frantic effort to sell a stake in the bank have done little to calm investors. New York Times
“We can’t afford to get caught flat-footed again.” New York Times
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The Federal Reserve cautioned Silicon Valley Bank on multiple occasions, ABC News confirmed. ABC
VOA VIEW: Biden's friends were scared of losing some of their money.
AS Chinese President Xi Jinping arrived on Monday afternoon in Moscow, he was greeted at Vnukovo airport by a Russian military band. ABC
VOA VIEW: An alliance of convenience.
Several officials say the U.S. will announce $350 million in aid for Ukraine. ABC
VOA VIEW: The US must maintain its own reserves.
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House Republicans are targeting the Manhattan District Attorney's office as it reportedly prepares to bring charges against former President Donald Trump. ABC
Trump's attorneys want Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis's office to be recused from any further investigation or prosecution of the matter involving Trump. CBS
The company announced a second round of layoffs to cope with "the uncertain economy," CEO Andy Jassy said in a memo. CBS
VOA VIEW: Amazon is protecting itself from taking a beaten.
The Federal Reserve is expected to raise interest rates despite a crisis of confidence in the banking industry. Here's what that means for you. CNBC
VOA VIEW: It means higher cost on mortgages.
Chairman Jerome Powell and his fellow central bankers will want to signal that it's important to continue the fight to bring down inflation. CNBC
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Former President Donald Trump through his attorneys on Monday sought to quash a final report of the Fulton County, Ga. Special purpose grand jury that called for indictments for meddling in the state's voting during the UPI
VOA VIEW: Dems are after Trump - they are scared of him.
Analysts on Monday warned that volatility may soon hit retail gasoline prices that have been kept in check by the lingering fear of a global banking crisis. UPI
French lawmakers have prepared two no-confidence motions against President Emmanuel Macron for Monday after he pushed through legislation to increase the retirement age without a legislative vote. UPI
VOA VIEW: Macron is foolishly liberal.
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North Korean leader Kim Jong Un oversaw a weapons drill and called on the military to get "perfectly prepared" to conduct a nuclear attack, state media reported Monday. UPI
VOA VIEW: No country is afraid of NK, other than being a nusense.
The Federal Reserve announced Sunday that it has reached an agreement with several other central banks around the world to make the U.S. dollar more available. UPI
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