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Former President Trump's legal team has been informed he is a target of the federal investigation into possible mishandling of classified information, a step prosecutors would take before handing down an indictment. A Trump aide testified before a grand jury in Miami on Wednesday, indicating possible criminal charges could be filed in Florida. CBS News' senior investigative correspondent Catherine Herridge reports. CBS
VOA VIEW: Biden trying to deflect allegations of his own and family wrong doing.
Former President Donald Trump said Thursday that he's been indicted over the case involving sensitive documents found at his Mar-a-Lago estate in Florida. Washington Times
VOA VIEW: A Biden ploy - totally corrupt.
Large swaths of the U.S. continue to be blanketed in a thick haze of smoke from hundreds of forest fires burning in Canada. LA Times
VOA VIEW: This is not a climate change problem, it's forest fires.
Supreme Court upholds the reach of the Voting Rights Act, ruling Alabama must draw an election district that would likely favor a Black Democrat. LA Times
MSNBC host Joe Scarborough claimed that most Americans don't care about potential corruption involving President Biden and his family. New York Post
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"It is becoming clear that the harmful use of alcohol is one of the most important risk factors for poor health, both in China and globally," said senior study author Iona Millwood. New York Post
Kids with a compromised sense of national identity become ignorant adults who wield their voices and votes to their own and the collective’s ultimate detriment. New York Post
The justices rejected the government’s interpretation of a 2004 law that adds two years in prison for certain felonies if they involved misusing another person’s identification. New York Times
VOA VIEW: Hard to understand.
China is destroying Arab-style architectural features of mosques, such as domes and minarets. The tightened control on religion has been met with rare resistance. New York Times
VOA VIEW: China is pushing in too many directions.
Former President Donald Trump's attorneys want to cut the $5 million awarded to E. Jean Carroll after a jury found that he sexually abused her.
Suicide among soldiers posted to Alaska has abated from "horrifically high rates." A surge of counselors might have stemmed the tide. USA Today
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It would raise the minimum age to buy guns, mandate universal background checks and a waiting period and bar civilians from buying assault weapons.
VOA VIEW: Newsom is an idiot.
It's a tiny lead, but new census data shows Memphis is poised to take over as the U.S.'s largest majority-Black city. Could the city embrace that?
Shoppers are scrambling to get their hands on air filters and heavy-duty masks since smoke from rampant Canadian wildfires has created some of the worst air conditions on record in the Northeastern U.S. Washington Times
A growing majority of adults responding to an annual national poll say they believe in only two genders, male and female. Washington Times
VOA VIEW: Only two genders - period.
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Ukrainian forces on Thursday began their long-awaited counteroffensive against invading Russian forces. ABC
VOA VIEW: Don't talk about it, just do it.
The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits last week rose to its highest level since October 2021, but the labor market remains one of the healthiest parts of the U.S. economy ABC
VOA VIEW: Bad times now and coming.
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After years of criticizing mail voting and so-called ballot harvesting as ripe for fraud, Republicans at the top of the party want to change course ABC
VOA VIEW: It's time to fight with any legal tool.
U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris has announced that the U.S. is investing more than $100 million in the Caribbean region to crack down on weapons trafficking, help alleviate Haiti’s humanitarian crisis and support climate change initiatives ABC
VOA VIEW: More free money given by a fool.
Russia is urging judges at the United Nations’ highest court to throw out a case brought by Ukraine against Moscow focused on the 2014 annexation of the Crimean Peninsula and the arming of rebels in eastern Ukraine in the years before Russia’s full-sca... ABC
VOA VIEW: Russia has no room to seek dismissal.
Taxpayers in certain California counties were informed they needed to pay up in 21 days, but in fact they have until October. CBS
Chief Justice John Roberts authored the majority opinion, invalidating the congressional map drawn by state lawmakers in Alabama after the 2020 Census. CBS
VOA VIEW: A major mistake.
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El Niño's return could bring much more rain to Southern California later this year and drier conditions in the Pacific Northwest. CBS
The economy of the eurozone contracted for the second straight quarter in the January to March period, according to European Commission estimates out Thursday, indicating the 20-country bloc is in recession. UPI
VOA VIEW: The US is in a recession and has been in one for some time.
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A House committee has canceled its contempt of Congress vote against FBI Director Christopher Wray after he agreed to allow members to view records of a source claiming to have evidence of Joe Biden being bribed. UPI
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky on Thursday visited the Kherson region devastated by the Kakhovka dam collapse as the first deaths were reported amid warnings of landmines swept out of position by floodwaters. UPI
Taiwan detected 37 sorties by Chinese military aircraft into its air defense identification zone Thursday, the island's Defense Ministry said. UPI
VOA VIEW: China is pushing confrontation.
The United States is offering a $5 million reward for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of a Swedish man involved in transnational organized crime. UPI
Louis A. Molina, the jails commissioner, has failed to stop rampant violence, and officials have shut down avenues of information about what happens behind bars, according to a report filed in federal court. New York Times
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Legislators in red states are determined this year to do what Supreme Court Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson could not: provide a definition of the word “woman.” It would be interesting to see who knows?
The Kansas Senate became the first chamber to pass the Women’s Bill of Rights, a measure that defines “woman” and “man” in state law. The distinction is central to the push to preserve single-sex areas such as public restrooms, school sports, prisons and shelters. “What this does is simply codify in the law the definition of sex,” state Sen. Renee Erickson, a Republican, told The Washington Times.
The measure is opposed by transgender rights advocates, although Ms. Erickson stressed that “it does not deal with gender identity.” “It simply says that in existing statute or law, where there is a definition of sex, it means biological male and female as determined at birth. That’s very factual, it’s very objective,” she said. Under the bill, a person’s biological sex is determined at birth. “Female” is defined as someone “whose biological reproductive system is developed to produce ova,” and “male” refers to those “whose biological reproductive system is developed to fertilize the ova of a female.” There are only two genders - male and female.