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The Biden administration is expected on Friday to launch a new security arrangement with Mexico that tackles the most violent drug cartels and migrant smugglers while jettisoning the cornerstone of the last decade of U.S.-Mexico security partnership. LA Times
VOA VIEW: Biden might come out and admit he supports open borders.
Gutfeld was only beaten in the ratings last week by CBS' Stephen Colbert, who pulled in 2.2 million viewers, according to Nielsen Media Research. New York Post
Ex-National Security Council official Fiona Hill has a memoir coming out and former President Trump ripped into the former staffer, saying she was "terrible at her job." New York Post
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A lawsuit claims EPA Administrator Michael Regan illegally fired dozens of independent scientific advisers earlier and replaced them with academics dependent on the agency for grant money. New York Post
VOA VIEW: Regan should resign or be fired.
Keeping global temperatures from dangerous levels means China must pivot away from coal immediately. Its soaring energy demand and rolling blackouts mean it probably won’t. New York Times
At least six clinics had returned to performing the procedure, but most of the state’s roughly two dozen abortion clinics were waiting, weighing the risks under the new law. New York Times
A federal student loan program that has largely failed to help borrowers forgive debts was overhauled. Here's who qualifies and how to get relief.
The Senate narrowly passed a short-term debt ceiling hike on Thursday, averting a default on U.S. debts until at least December when lawmakers will face a showdown on the topic again. In a 50-to-48 vote, legislation raising the debt ceiling by $430 billion, enough to ensure the federal government can ... Washington Times
VOA VIEW: Weak Republicans gave the Dems a pass.
President Biden’s stalled $3.5 trillion social welfare bill, the subject of intense and prolonged negotiations between moderate and liberal Democrats over possible cuts, is loaded with liberal goodies that would expand the entitlement state. Sen. Joe Manchin III and other moderates are increasingly frustrated with the White House and far-left ... Washington Times
VOA VIEW: Progressives don't give in or up.
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The Biden Justice Department announced this week that it will sue government contractors and companies that receive federal grants if they do not report cybersecurity breaches. Deputy Attorney General Lisa O. Monaco said Wednesday that the False Claims Act permits the DOJ to bring civil litigation against entities that misuse ... Washington Times
VOA VIEW: Biden makes groundless threats.
President Biden visited the Chicago area Thursday to highlight vaccine mandates imposed by some of the biggest local companies, hoping to rally support for rules that are increasing vaccinations while sparking furious debate over the best way to reach the leery. Mr. Biden said he is pushing employer-based mandates because ... Washington Times
Donald Trump intends to assert executive privilege in a congressional investigation into the Jan. 6 insurrection at the Capitol, a move that could prevent the testimony of onetime aides, according to a letter sent by lawyers for the former president. Washington Times
Republican senators are demanding the Biden Justice Department make clear that it will not interfere with school board meetings or threaten to use federal authorities to deter parents' free speech. All 11 Republicans on the Senate Judiciary Committee told Attorney General Merrick B. Garland in a letter Thursday that they ... Washington Times
VOA VIEW: Garland is helping enrich his family.
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The U.S. is gearing up in case of a bad flu season on top of the continuing COVID-19 crisis, with a plea Thursday for Americans to get vaccinated against both. “I get it: We are all tired of talking about vaccines,” said Dr. Rochelle Walensky, director of the Centers for ... Washington Times
About 44% of U.S. adults don’t plan on getting vaccinated against flu or are unsure if they will do so during this flu season, health experts said on Thursday, as they warned about possibly higher flu activity amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Data released by the National Foundation for Infectious ... Washington Times
The Gallup polling firm reported Thursday that Americans’ trust in the media to report the news with fairness, accuracy and fullness has dropped to its lowest level since the 2016 presidential race between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. A telephone survey of 1,005 adults, conducted Sept. 1-17 in all 50 ... Washington Times
VOA VIEW: The media has shown their bias and lies.
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The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits fell last week, another sign that the U.S. job market and economy continue their steady recovery from last year's coronavirus recession. Unemployment claims fell by 38,000 to 326,000, the first drop in four weeks, the Labor Department said Thursday. ... Washington Times
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio accused of misusing NYPD resources, DOI reports. ABC
VOA VIEW: De Blasio should be punished.
President Joe Biden visited Illinois on Thursday to promote vaccine requirements for large businesses. ABC
VOA VIEW: Biden is fixated on the vaccine.
In the 2021 fiscal year, the U.S. admitted its lowest number of refugees in the program's over 40-year history, according to newly released State Department data. ABC
VOA VIEW: This administration cannot be trusted.
A Senate committee report has revealed new details about former President Donald Trump's efforts to enlist the Justice Department in subverting the 2020 election. ABC
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It's the second-biggest year of tax breaks for the ecommerce giant, which has received at least $4 billion in subsidies since 2000. CBS
VOA VIEW: Amazon gets a free ride.
As COVID-19 persists, Capital One is the latest major U.S. company to push its return-to-office date back to 2022. CBS
42 companies awarded millions in "retention" bonuses in the days leading up to their bankruptcies last year, the GAO reports. CBS
VOA VIEW: The thieves should be prosecuted.
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Minority Leader Mitch McConnell offered Democrats a deal to avert default for a couple of months. CBS
VOA VIEW: McConnell made a major blunder.
Frances Haugen accused Facebook of removing safeguards that allowed misinformation to rapidly spread ahead of the January 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol. CBS
VOA VIEW: Facebook is bad for America.
The mission of the California Medical Board is to protect patients but our CBS News investigative team found that doctors who repeatedly hurt their patients are often allowed to continue practicing. Jim Axelrod reports. CBS
VOA VIEW: They should all be prosecuted.
Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer announced that lawmakers have reached a deal on a short-term debt ceiling increase. CNBC
Fed Governor Lael Brainard should figure prominently as President Joe Biden weighs who will chair the central bank and who will specifically supervise banks. CNBC
VOA VIEW: Biden will make the US economy even more precarious.
Thousands of Americans are being fired for refusing to comply with Covid vaccine mandates. They probably don't qualify for unemployment benefits. CNBC
The former U.S. special envoy to Haiti who resigned last month said he did so after learning on the news about the deportation of Haitian migrants. CNBC
VOA VIEW: All illegals should be deported.
The news couldn't come any sooner for parents anxious to get their children vaccinated against Covid-19. CNBC
Airlines are increasingly mandating vaccines but regional carriers say they're still reviewing the fine print. CNBC
A third of employees reported higher health costs, and many had negative side effects like reduced retirement plan contributions and higher credit card debt. CNBC
VOA VIEW: This is just the beginning.
IBM told U.S. employees this week that they must be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 by Dec. 8 or face an unpaid suspension. CNBC
VOA VIEW: There may be many legal battles over forced vaccine.
Former Taliban commander Haji Najibullah is facing terrorism-related charges for actions in Afghanistan from about 2007 to 2009. FOX News
A new study exclusively obtained by Fox News found an alarming increase in retirements and resignations across 10 police departments in the U.S. over the past year following protests. FOX News
VOA VIEW: This a very sad problem.
A major U.S. city with more than 750,000 residents has about 1,000 police officers to protect them - and that number is expected to decrease in the coming days. FOX News
VOA VIEW: Less or no police will endanger the community.
A contingent of U.S. Special Operations and Marine forces have been secretly operating out of Taiwan as aggressive Chinese actions continue to escalate, a report said Thursday. FOX News
United Airlines is gearing up to meet an anticipated busy holiday travel season with its largest schedule since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. UPI
VOA VIEW: There be a small increase in traveling, put a large increase is unlikely.
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