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Some speculated that the end of Title 42, a policy used amid the COVID-19 pandemic to turn back migrants at the border, would bring an influx of crossings. LA Times
VOA VIEW: A liberal deception.
Despite a struggling economy, the disastrous earthquakes in February and Turkey’s drift toward one-man rule, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan was in the lead ahead of a runoff. New York Times
VOA VIEW: Pitiful for Turkey.
After four years of investigating the Russia inquiry, John Durham turned in a report that was made public on Monday. New York Times
VOA VIEW: Liberals don't like the truth.
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Environmental DNA research has aided conservation, but scientists say its ability to glean information about human populations and individuals poses dangers. New York Times
DeSantis signed a bill Monday banning state funding for diversity initiatives at Florida colleges. Appointee mocked 'kindergarten level' protests.
VOA VIEW: It would be interesting what the Court will rule.
Since the pandemic, more students are school-avoidant, leaving parents feeling hopeless and schools unequipped to find a solution.
VOA VIEW: Biden and the school unions have damaged schools and the minds of the youth.
Former President Donald Trump called into an event hosted by his former national security adviser Michael Flynn over the weekend, telling his ex-adviser, "We're going to bring you back." Washington Times
A Wisconsin judge on Monday refused to break up a lawsuit filed against 10 fake electors for former President Donald Trump and two of his attorneys, saying the case could proceed in the county where it was filed. Washington Times
A nominee to the Connecticut Supreme Court told state lawmakers Monday that she would not have signed a 2017 letter supporting Amy Coney Barrett for a federal appeals court position if she knew Barrett would later vote to overturn Roe v. Wade abortion protections as a member of the U.S. Supreme Court. Washington Times
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The Turkish elections are expected to be tightly contested and could be the biggest challenge President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has faced in his two decades in power. LA Times
VOA VIEW: Bad for Erdogan.
President Joe Biden announced Monday he plans to nominate Dr. Monica Bertagnolli to replace Dr. Anthony Fauci as the director of the National Institutes of Health. ABC
An American citizen living as a permanent resident in Hong Kong who was arrested by Chinese officials and charged with spying has been sentenced to life in prison. ABC
The Supreme Court has agreed to decide whether South Carolina’s congressional districts need to be redrawn because they discriminate against Black voters ABC
VOA VIEW: Does it ever end?
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The Supreme Court has agreed to hear a Biden administration appeal to limit lawsuits filed by members of Congress against the federal government, in a case that stems from disputes over what was the Trump International Hotel in Washington ABC
VOA VIEW: A waste of time
The summer vacation season is poised to start with a flood of flyers at the nation's airports. AAA predicts Memorial Day weekend will be among the busiest ever. More than 42 million Americans are expected to hit the roads or take to the skies for the holiday weekend, up 7% from last year. Kris Van Cleave reports. CBS
VOA VIEW: Expected, time will tell.
Paul Tudor Jones believes the Fed has finished raising interest rates in its fight against inflation, and the stock market could grind higher this year. CNBC
VOA VIEW: The Fed may have pushed to much.
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President Joe Biden sounds optimistic about the odds of reaching a deal with Republicans to raise or suspend the debt limit. CNBC
VOA VIEW: Biden is talking stupid.
The total for borrowing across all categories hit $17.05 trillion, an increase of nearly $150 billion, or 0.9% during the January-to-March period. CNBC
VOA VIEW: Biden is financially hurting the nation
Steven Spainhouer, a witness to the Allen, Texas, mall shooting who has called for gun control in media interviews had his version of events disputed by Texas police. FOX News
A suspected cyberattack crippled operations at the Philadelphia Inquirer over the weekend, leaving the newspaper unable to print its regular Sunday edition and leaving staff without a headquarters amid a city election. UPI
VOA VIEW: Those involved should be found and prosecuted to the fullest.
Retail gasoline prices in the U.S. economy are at a standstill with the national average unchanged from week-ago levels, but still above the government's forecast for the year, data Monday show. UPI
VOA VIEW: The operative words are "still above the government's forecast for the year."
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On the one-year anniversary of two major mass shootings in the United States, President Joe Biden outlined a series of actions that his administration will take, or has taken, to reduce gun violence. UPI
VOA VIEW: Biden is an idiot.
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