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It was already a dangerous race: China versus the United States, each pouring hundreds of billions of dollars into missiles, submarines, warplanes and ships, vying to dominate the Indo-Pacific. Now that race may be going nuclear. LA Times
VOA VIEW: China is a threat to the world.
Progressive Democrats' aggressive tactics in the recent fight over a massive safety-net package surprised many in the party. LA Times
VOA VIEW: An insane group.
The White House has abandoned plans for President Biden to hold a press conference Thursday with the visiting leaders of Mexico and Canada after his aides were left scrambling to clean up a series of misstatements. New York Post
VOA VIEW: Biden is deteriorating very rapidly.

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A ring of orange and white protection was in place by late Tuesday, as protesters once again returned to implore Gov. Kevin Stitt to stop the lethal injection. New York Post
VOA VIEW: Sad times.
The Arizona Republican is the first member of the House to be formally rebuked in more than a decade. He was also removed from two committees. New York Times
VOA VIEW: Double standards - Dems will pay in 2022.
In a vote, they endorsed new guidance on offering holy communion to public figures but did not overtly mention the president or other officials who support abortion rights. New York Times
VOA VIEW: The rules must apply to all.
“No administration is going to thrive in that economic environment.” New York Times
VOA VIEW: Dems are off the wall.
Kyle Rittenhouse's attorneys asked for a mistrial after prosecutors conceded drone video of the shooting was sent to the defense in a lower quality.       USA Today
VOA VIEW: The judge should call a mistrial.
A visual guide to where and when to view the longest partial lunar eclipse       USA Today

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USA TODAY's searchable database of bad bridges details the conditions of more than 600,000 structures across the nation.       USA Today
VOA VIEW: Sad!
A potentially disruptive storm is in the forecast for early next week in portions of the central and eastern U.S., meteorologists warned.       USA Today
President Biden's alliance with labor unions was on display on Wednesday with a proposal favoring union shops in his push for electric vehicles, snubbing Tesla and other non-union plants while promoting his infrastructure programs and offering extra federal subsidies only for cars assembled at union factories. Speaking Wednesday on the ... Washington Times
VOA VIEW: A dumb double standard.
Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich on Wednesday called on the Justice Department to investigate a former school board president who allegedly kept a dossier of personal information on parents opposed to critical race theory and mask mandates. In a letter sent Wednesday to Attorney General Merrick Garland and FBI Director ... Washington Times
VOA VIEW: The DOJ has gone too far.

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Already under fire for his role in the disastrous U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan, White House National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan is facing growing calls to resign amid new questions about his possible connection to debunked claims of collusion between Russia and former President Trump's 2016 campaign. Washington Times
VOA VIEW: Sullivan should be ousted ASAP.
Senate Republicans took President Biden to task on Wednesday for rising food prices ahead of the holiday season. Senate Minority Whip John Thune said the White House’s big-spending agenda, coupled with lingering economic issues from the coronavirus pandemic, had pushed inflation highs unseen in more than a generation. “This is ... Washington Times
Former Trump adviser Steve Bannon pleaded not guilty on Wednesday to two counts of criminal contempt of Congress after being indicted for failing to comply with a subpoena from the House select committee investigating the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol. Mr. Bannon filed the plea in the U.S. ... Washington Times
VOA VIEW: As he should.

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Night after night, hundreds of people marched the streets of Oregon's largest city, demanding racial justice following the murder of George Floyd by a white officer. Among the rallying cries were “defund the police” - a call for elected officials to reallocate some law enforcement funding elsewhere. ... Washington Times
Sen. Joe Manchin III, a key swing vote for the White House’s legislative agenda, reasserted his opposition on Wednesday to including paid leave in President Biden’s multitrillion-dollar social welfare bill. Mr. Manchin, West Virginia Democrat, said his position on the topic was unchanged, despite intense lobbying from far-left Senate colleagues.  ... Washington Times
VOA VIEW: Manchin should stay to the right.
Most Americans say that religious groups providing community services should qualify for government funding alongside their secular counterparts, according to the 2021 Religious Freedom Index survey released Wednesday.  The annual online survey, released by the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty, found that 71% of respondents held the view — up ... Washington Times
VOA VIEW: Why not?
The U.S. will be touting the millions of vaccines donated to the continent. ABC
VOA VIEW: A waste of time by a fool.
The United Nations' atomic watchdog says it believes Iran has further increased its stockpile of highly enriched uranium in breach of a 2015 accord with world powers ABC
VOA VIEW: Iran is a trouble making lying country.

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The number of airline passengers traveling for Thanksgiving this year is expected to rebound to pre-coronavirus pandemic levels, but the Transportation Security Administration says it is ready to handle the surge ABC
VOA VIEW: Time will tell.
With gas prices soaring, President Joe Biden on Wednesday called for the FTC to probe possible 'illegal conduct" by oil and gas companies. ABC
VOA VIEW: Biden can look in the mirror for the person causing illegal conduct.
Parents have the right to petition school boards to remove books — but censorship is also a First Amendment issue. CBS
VOA VIEW: Parents have the right to know what their children are being taught.

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Catholic bishops from across the country are set to vote Wednesday on a document outlining the meaning of the sacrament of Communion and who should receive it. Ed O'Keefe reports on the possible repercussions for President Biden and other Catholic politicians who support abortion rights. CBS
VOA VIEW: It should equal to all.
Retired four-star Admiral William McRaven, who oversaw the raid that killed Osama bin Laden, discussed China's military buildup Wednesday on "CBS Mornings" after Joint Chiefs General John Hyten told CBS News' David Martin that he's "very concerned" of China's growing weapons program. CBS
VOA VIEW: China is a threat to the world.
Report finds companies that have already experienced ransomware attacks fear they'll fall victim again during the holiday season, and many aren't prepared. CBS
VOA VIEW: The bad guys will be bad if they think they can get away with it.
The drugmaker filed​ for emergency use authorization last week. CBS
VOA VIEW: Follow the money.
U.S. Catholic bishops on Wednesday declined to prevent President Joe Biden or other politicians who support abortion rights from receiving communion, something that was pushed for by conservative clergy leaders. UPI
VOA VIEW: Again, it should be equal for all.
The White House's top science expert and the one who's driving COVID-19 vaccine distribution nationwide said Wednesday that President Biden's administration is offering billions to drugmakers to ramp up production. UPI
The Justice Department said it will sell off some $56 million worth of cryptocurrency it seized from a massive Ponzi scheme that defrauded U.S. and international investors of more than $2 billion. UPI
VOA VIEW: Chump change compared to the amount defrauded.
The inspector general of the Department of Homeland Security has declined to investigate the controversial deployment of horse-mounted patrols to round up Haitian and other asylum seekers in Del Rio, Texas, in September. UPI
VOA VIEW: They don't want the allegations to be proven wrong.

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