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The Taliban uses force again to disperse protesters, including demonstrators for women's rights, who are resisting the group's rule of Afghanistan. LA Times
New interim Prime Minister Mullah Hasan Akhund led the government when the Taliban ruled from 1996-2001. All the new officials appear to be Taliban. LA Times
Former President Donald Trump ripped removal of a massive statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee in Richmond, Va., Wednesday, warning that "our culture is being destroyed and our history and heritage, both good and bad, are being extinguished by the Radical Left." New York Post
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A lawyer from Buffalo whose expertise includes advising clients on the marijuana industry was named to the state's new Cannabis Control Board. New York Post
Democrats should abandon the vaccine-passport regime. The vast majority of Americans who want to get jabbed did so long ago. If you accept the science showing us that vaccines are safe and effective, you have nothing to worry about New York Post
VOA VIEW: The truth hurts.
The Taliban continued to brutally crack down on demonstrations against their rule. The new government faces an unfolding humanitarian crisis and flaring tensions on the Afghan-Pakistan border. New York Times
VOA VIEW: The Taliban are thugs and terrorists.
White House officials said that, in a speech scheduled for 5 p.m., Mr. Biden would detail initiatives mean to pressure private businesses, federal agencies and schools. New York Times
VOA VIEW: More stupidity.
Texas' anti-abortion ban is the biggest test yet for President Joe Biden to prove his commitment to reproductive rights, an issue on which he's evolved.
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott said Tuesday his state would "eliminate rape" in response to criticism of the state's abortion ban.
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The Justice Department inspector general on Wednesday said that a senior official violated the agency’s rules by letting prospective employees use a government computer to complete part of their job applications. Inspector General Michael E. Horowitz said investigators were able to substantiate a claim that a top official in the ... Washington Times
The Biden administration on Wednesday told Kellyanne Conway, a former senior counselor in the Trump White House, that she would be fired if she didn’t step down from an advisory panel she sits on at the U.S. Air Force Academy. Mrs. Conway declined the suggestion. “I’m not resigning, but you ... Washington Times
House Republicans on Wednesday pressured President Biden to answer questions about the vetting process of Afghans who have been airlifted out of the Taliban-run country. Dozens of congressional Republicans signed on to a letter Wednesday to Mr. Biden demanding answers about the security screening conducted on Afghan refugees entering the ... Washington Times
VOA VIEW: Biden is putting Americans in danger with the southern border and now Afghan refugees.
White House press secretary Jen Psaki on Wednesday declined to say if the U.S. would validate Afghanistan's Taliban government, saying it hasn’t earned the respect of the global community. “No one in this administration, not the president nor anyone on the national security team would suggest the Taliban are respected, ... Washington Times
VOA VIEW: So what does this mean?
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President Biden announced Wednesday eight judicial nominations, bringing his total nominations to 43 federal judges since he took office in January. The newest nominees include Black women, a Korean woman and three Hispanic judges, fulfilling the president’s promise to make the judicial branch more diverse, according to the White House ... Washington Times
VOA VIEW: Eight new fools.
The Biden administration vowed Wednesday to crack down on illegal price-fixing in the meat industry and blamed soaring food prices on the practice. Members of President Biden‘s economic team said four businesses control 85% of the U.S. meat processing market and accused them of “pandemic profiteering.” The U.S. meat processing ... Washington Times
VOA VIEW: Soaring price increases are being caused by Biden incompetence.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi refused on Wednesday to rule out lowering the final amount of President Biden’s massive party-line expansion of the social safety net. Mrs. Pelosi, a California Democrat, said that while the hope was to spend $3.5 trillion on the package, the final cost would be hammered out ... Washington Times
VOA VIEW: A total mistake.
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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi criticized congressional Republicans on Wednesday for threatening to oppose an extension of the federal debt ceiling, arguing that such an act is “totally irresponsible.” Mrs. Pelosi, California Democrat, bemoaned the politicization of the federal government’s debt and budget during a Capitol Hill press conference. “Let me ... Washington Times
VOA VIEW: Pelosi is totally irresponsible.
A federal appeals court has affirmed the conviction of one of ex-New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo's top aides for fraud and accepting bribes ABC
VOA VIEW: Justice prevails.
The United States is facing a COVID-19 surge this summer as the more contagious delta variant spreads. ABC
VOA VIEW: All should do what they want to protect themselves.
The FBI has released new video from its investigation into the still-unidentified suspect who allegedly planted pipe bombs outside the RNC and DNC before the Jan. 6 riot. ABC
While the vast majority of Afghan evacuees arriving in the U.S. this summer have been families and adults, some evacuated children have been entering the country without their parents. CBS
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Louisiana health officials announced an additional 11 storm-related deaths on Wednesday, bringing the total number of deaths from Hurricane Ida to 82. CBS
With the Delta variant surging, more children are catching COVID than ever before and pediatric hospitalizations are breaking records in Texas. Some Texas parents are frustrated with school leaders as outbreaks in classrooms send students and teachers home. Mireya Villarreal reports. CBS
VOA VIEW: It seems that Delta has a pediatric fetish.
As President Biden visits hard-hit areas in New York and New Jersey by Ida, the spotlight is put on infrastructure problems in the U.S. The storm is linked to up to $95 billion in damages. Mola Lenghi reports. CBS
VOA VIEW: Hype, bad forecasting and planning caused major problems.
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Solar could provide as much as 40% of U.S. electricity by 2035 under aggressive clean-energy laws. CBS
VOA VIEW: Biden is an idiot - America would be in the dark under Biden's plan.
Employer incentive programs could be more effective than state-led initiatives, according to one expert. CBS
United will give employees whose request for an exemption is denied will have five weeks to get vaccinated or face termination. CNBC
VOA VIEW: A company rule to violate your religious or civil rights.
Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen warned House Speaker Nancy Pelosi that the mere specter of a U.S. default can have drastic consequences for U.S. financial markets. CNBC
VOA VIEW: Increasing the debt limit would be a major mistake.
Democrats are considering a new type of required distribution based on the value of individual retirement accounts. CNBC
VOA VIEW: Dems are becoming more radical.
A fight over state and local tax deductions, known as SALT, could be a hurdle in passing President Joe Biden's $3.5 trillion package. CNBC
VOA VIEW: It would be insane.
The economic damages from Hurricane Ida are still being assessed, with AccuWeather forecasting that the total will hit $95 billion. CNBC
Tropical Storm Mindy formed Wednesday afternoon just off the U.S. Gulf Coast and was expected to cross over Florida and Georgia, forecasters said. UPI
A Florida judge on Wednesday ordered that schools can issue mask mandates while a court case challenging Gov. Ron DeSantis' ban makes its way through the courts. UPI
A Taliban ruler in Afghanistan said Wednesday that women in the country will be barred from playing sports, including cricket for the national women's team. UPI
VOA VIEW: It should be no surprise.
The Energy Department announced a plan on Wednesday to generate almost half of the United States' electricity from solar power by 2035, which would be a gigantic increase over the nation's present solar usage. UPI
VOA VIEW: America would be in serious trouble.
Mortgage demand in the United States has fallen to its lowest level in two months, experts say largely because there's no incentive to borrow or refinance. UPI
VOA VIEW: Few will build.
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