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Ukraine is in a brutal artillery war, the kind not seen since World War I. Lacking better weapons, it is losing as many as 6,000 soldiers a month. LA Times
VOA VIEW: Russia has the artillery advantage.
The House committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack will send copies of its witness interviews to the Department of Justice 'in due time,' chairman says. LA Times
VOA VIEW: Dems have made unfounded tales with no rebuttal.
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott blasted President Biden on Friday over what he called the federal government's "despicable" treatment of US Border Patrol agents accused of using their horses' reins to whip Haitian migrants. New York Post
VOA VIEW: Biden made a fool of himself.
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The New York Democratic Party is throwing thousands in a bid to save embattled Assembly members targeted by socialist challengers backed by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. New York Post
VOA VIEW: Hopefully, NY needs Republicans to bring back the state and city.
Inflation is expected to remain high later this year even as the economy slows and layoffs rise. Already, signs of financial stress are surfacing. New York Times
VOA VIEW: Times will remain bad until Republicans take over.
A new USA TODAY/Suffolk Poll shows the country in a funk, signaling problems for President Biden and Democrats in the November midterm elections.
VOA VIEW: November will bring in a major red wave.
Some economists said COLAs don't push inflation because the raises affect few employees, while others suggest COLAs increase demand and inflation. USA Today
A long-running Gallup survey showed the percentage of Americans who believe in God is at its lowest point since 1944, the first year of the survey.
Russian state television showed video Friday of two U.S. military veterans who went missing last week while fighting in Ukraine, confirming that the men were taken captive and raising fears about their fate. Washington Times
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Sen. Marco Rubio, Florida Republican, warned Friday that he will fight any attempt by the Biden administration to declare a "public-health emergency" on abortion after the Supreme Court rules on a challenge to Roe v. Wade. Washington Times
VOA VIEW: Hopefully, Rubio will succeed.
Congress has reached a make-or-break point in the Senate's bipartisan gun deal, with lawmakers warning that the nascent agreement needs to be finalized soon or risk it being derailed. Washington Times
VOA VIEW: Dems would be wise not to revise the original deal.
A pair of prominent senators on Friday introduced legislation to overhaul U.S. policy toward Taiwan, including $4.5 billion to promote security while deterring aggression from China, which claims the island as part of its territory. Washington Times
The FBI confirmed Friday it is investigating attacks on pro-life pregnancy centers and churches, episodes of violence and vandalism that surged after the leak of a Supreme Court draft opinion that would overturn Roe v. Wade. Washington Times
VOA VIEW: It took too long to take action.
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Republicans are gearing up for a bitter showdown over a proposal to include women in the military draft as House and Senate committees hammer out the annual defense policy bill. Washington Times
VOA VIEW: Republicans must prevail.
Rep. Al Green is leading an effort to make 2022 the first year that would mark the anniversary of the first slave ships arriving in North America 400 years ago. Washington Times
VOA VIEW: Blacks with only 13% have two days, while whites have no days - no more.
U.S. airlines canceled high numbers of flights for a second straight day on Friday as they tried to recover from storms while accommodating growing crowds of summer vacationers. Washington Times
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Thousands of flights have been canceled this week as a busy summer travel season heats up. ABC
The Iowa Supreme Court has made it easier for lawmakers to limit or outlaw abortion in the state, reversing a decision by the court just four years ago that guaranteed the right to abortion under the Iowa Constitution ABC
VOA VIEW: Back and forth is tuff.
The British government has approved the extradition of Julian Assange, the founder of Wikileaks, to the United States to face charges of espionage. ABC
The House committee is laying out what it says was a "sophisticated, seven-part plan" by Trump to illegally overturn his 2020 election loss. ABC
VOA VIEW: The Jan. 6 Committee is a joke.
It comes after Gov. DeSantis said the state would not order or distribute shots. ABC
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Before shots can be administered to kids as young as 6 months old, the CDC's vaccine advisers are scheduled to vote on updated recommendations this Saturday. CBS
Navarro refused to comply with a subpoena for testimony and documents from the House Jan. 6 select committee. CBS
More than 100 million people have been saddled with health care debt in the U.S. — including this Chicago family. CBS
VOA VIEW: These are bad times.
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Chinese President Xi Jinping on Friday spoke via video at a St. Petersburg International Economic Forum plenary session opened by Russia's Putin. CNBC
VOA VIEW: China and Russia are getting closer - thanks to Biden
Lawmakers are urging Google to clamp down on misleading search results that allegedly steer people searching for abortion services to "fake" clinics. CNBC
VOA VIEW: Google is pro left.
Russia's Putin has claimed his hand was forced over Moscow's invasion of Ukraine and sharply criticized a "blitzkrieg" of Western economic sanctions. CNBC
VOA VIEW: Putin is an idiot.
The U.S. has provided $5.6 billion in weapons to Ukraine since Russia invaded in late February. CNBC
VOA VIEW: A lot of money going to waste.
Casino stocks have underperformed the S&P 500 as consumers grapple with the highest inflation rates since the early 1980s. CNBC
VOA VIEW: All businesses are hurting.
Rather than narrowing the racial wealth gap between Black and white Americans, student loan debt is making things worse. Loan forgiveness could help, some say. CNBC
VOA VIEW: There should be no loan forgiveness.
As the Biden administration looks for ways to address the pain of high gas prices they are reconsidering sending gas rebate cards to millions of Americans. UPI
VOA VIEW: More free money is Biden's answer to all his messes.
Three U.S. Senators are calling on the Commerce Department to develop a plan to deal with the lack of a common charger standard for electronic devices. UPI
The World Trade Organization agreed Friday to an "unprecedented" package of trade deals on fisheries subsidies, food safety, WTO reforms and emergency response, including waivers for COVID-19 vaccines. UPI
VOA VIEW: The US will get the worst deal.
The Biden administration has sanctioned a network of Iranian petrochemical producers and front companies in China and the United Arab Emirates on accusations they brokered international sales of Iranian petrochemicals. UPI
European leaders who traveled to Kyiv said they support Ukraine's effort to become a member of the European Union but did not guarantee the stronger weapons it needs to fend off Russia. UPI
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