Centrist Democrats, led by Sen. Joe Manchin II, drive a debate over whether Biden's large government expansion bill is too generous to the wealthy. LA Times
VOA VIEW: Dems are digging a financial hole.
China is sending record numbers of military aircraft to threaten Taiwan, warning “war may be triggered at any time” and asking the democracy’s allies if they want to “become cannon fodder.” New York Post
VOA VIEW: All know Biden is weak.
The city is poised to fire as many as 403 officers, about 40 percent of the 1,000-person force, for failing to take the COVID-19 jab by an Oct. 18 deadline, according to local reports. New York Post
VOA VIEW: The people of Seattle would suffer if the lose 40% of their officers.


Stemming the stream of Haitian migrants into the United States needed to be a shared burden for both the US and Mexico, Ken Salazar, the new US ambassador to Mexico, said. New York Post
VOA VIEW: A major security problem for the US.
The people of Genoa knew of the Americas more than 150 years before Christopher Columbus arrived in the New World, according to research. New York Post
VOA VIEW: How could they know?
Some poorer countries are paying more and waiting longer for the company’s vaccine than the wealthy — if they have access at all. New York Times
VOA VIEW: The truth is ...
More than 80 percent of adults in New York City have received at least one dose of the coronavirus vaccine, but there are significant racial disparities in the vaccination rate. New York Times
The self-ruled island has moved to the heart of deepening discord and rivalry between the two superpowers, with the potential to ignite military conflagration and reshape the regional order. New York Times
VOA VIEW: Biden should step down - he is weak.
The differences are stark: Fifty million more Americans would need to be vaccinated now to match Canada's enthusiasm for COVID-19 shots, for example.       USA Today


Xi's remarks came days after China sent a record number of military aircraft flying toward Taiwan in exercises Taiwan has called a threat.       USA Today
VOA VIEW: The US must stand and protect Taiwan from China.
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The four retired judges who make up South Dakota's Government Accountability Board usually meet just a handful of times a year, almost entirely unnoticed by the public, and have never advanced a complaint to a public hearing.  They're now preparing for the high-profile task of ... Washington Times
VOA VIEW: Madness!
Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell has joined the chorus of Republicans on the Hill outraged over Attorney General Merrick B. Garland’s school board memo. In a letter to Mr. Garland sent Friday, Mr. McConnell called the memo misguided and asked for several points of clarification. “Your memorandum’s ominous rhetoric doesn’t ... Washington Times
VOA VIEW: Garland must resign - the damage is done.

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A federal judge denied a request to block an employer’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate on the basis of natural immunity on Friday. Jeanna Norris, who works at Michigan State University, challenged the school’s vaccine requirement on the basis that she had COVID-19 and recovered. After having two antibody tests showing her ... Washington Times
VOA VIEW: The judge should resign.
Thousands of Muslims on Saturday demanded the firing of a New Jersey teacher under investigation for forcibly removing the religious veil of a second grade girl in class. A viral petition calling for the Maplewood teacher’s immediate dismissal over the alleged “discriminatory action” had gathered more than 5,000 signatures ... Washington Times
VOA VIEW: What was the real facts and truth?
Facebook has recently taken a harsher tone toward whistleblower Frances Haugen, suggesting that the social network could be considering legal retaliation after Haugen went public with internal research that she copied before leaving her job earlier this year. U.S. law protects whistleblowers who disclose information about potential misconduct to the ... Washington Times
VOA VIEW: Fear tactic.


Former President Donald Trump said Friday supporters will use an upcoming rally in Michigan to demand a “forensic audit” of the state's 2020 presidential vote, which was won by Democrat Joe Biden. The rally, scheduled for Oct. 12 at the State Capitol in Lansing, Michigan, is being organized by Election ... Washington Times
The United States has been facing a COVID-19 surge as the more contagious delta variant continues to spread. ABC
A manhunt is underway in central Georgia after a police officer working his first shift was gunned down outside his police department early Saturday, authorities said. ABC
VOA VIEW: The killer must be caught.
The Taliban have ruled out cooperation with the U.S. to contain extremist groups in Afghanistan ABC
VOA VIEW: It seem the US will be in confrontation with the Taliban, again.
The two parties will be discussing containment of extremist groups in Afghanistan and easing evacuation of foreign citizens and Afghans from the country, officials from both sides said. CBS
VOA VIEW: The Taliban cannot be trusted.

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Texas' attorney general had asked the court earlier Friday to pause the decision that blocked the state from implementing the law. CBS
VOA VIEW: Interesting!
If approved, Pfizer's vaccine for children could be given as early as November. But the Biden administration's vaccine mandates are being targeted by the attorneys general in 24 Republican-led states, who have threatened to sue. CBS
The economy added 300,000 fewer jobs last month than anticipated, and while the unemployment rate fell below five percent, there were fewer job seekers, leading some companies to offer higher starting salaries and signing bonuses. CBS
VOA VIEW: Biden has failed the nation.

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September's wage gains provided more fuel to the argument that the current pace of inflation could run longer than many economists anticipate. CNBC
VOA VIEW: Inflation is here to stay for a while.
The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development on Friday announced a major breakthrough over corporate tax rates, after years of disagreement. CNBC
VOA VIEW: Bet the US will suffer most.
Zuckerberg and Facebook are making an aggressive push to woo content creators from platforms like TikTok and Snapchat, but some are rethinking their strategy. CNBC
The U.S. is on pace to exceed 2020's record number of billion-dollar disasters.  FOX News
A U.S. Marine who posted videos on social media criticizing military leadership and the Biden administration’s withdrawal from Afghanistan will face a court-martial hearing next Thursday and Friday at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune in North Carolina.  FOX News
VOA VIEW: The Marines are making a bad mistake.

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