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Toomey said the new legislation from Senate Democrats neither reduces the deficit nor lowers inflation. CBS
VOA VIEW: Manchin is all about himself - he got something personal out of the deal.
Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia says the agreement he reached with Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer "is fighting inflation, this is all about that." CBS
VOA VIEW: Manchin is a liberal traitor.
Taiwanese people are used to threats of force by China, and urge the House Speaker to visit. But it's a crisis not of their making. LA Times
VOA VIEW: The US will look weak if Pelosi and Biden show weakness in not going to Taiwan.

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The U.S. has made a 'substantial' offer to free Americans from Russia, but the release of Bout would be controversial. LA Times
VOA VIEW: Swapping Bout would make the US look bad.
The abortion bans that have swept the country all include an exception when a pregnancy is life-threatening. But that's often a judgment call. LA Times
Republicans are ruining the climate — right? Consider a few of the outrageous sins and stunts the party of evil perpetrated over the past few days, weeks and months. Oh, oops — all these planet-hating pols are Democrats. New York Post
VOA VIEW: There is no substance by Dems.
We have warned about the perils of cannabis legalization. As Congress debates next steps on marijuana, USA TODAY Editorial Board reconsiders our view.       USA Today
VOA VIEW: It's similar to the use of liquor.
As the scientific understanding of weight loss deepens, new treatments are getting better but most are expensive and require a life-long commitment.       USA Today
As the Supreme Court moved to overturn Roe v. Wade in June, 29% of Democrats said the ruling made them more likely to vote in November. Now, 64% do.       USA Today
VOA VIEW: Liberal news propaganda.

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Parents hoped for normalcy after two years of pandemic school stress. Instead, they're struggling with soaring inflation in back-to-school shopping.       USA Today
VOA VIEW: Inflation is a major problem to all.
Voter enthusiasm is down among people who saw the Supreme Court's overturning of Roe v. Wade in June as a loss for women's rights, according to a new poll. Washington Times
The Supreme Court delivered a significant boost to federalism with its ruling returning abortion decisions to the states, but court watchers say the justices' overall approach is more of a mixed bag when it comes to states' rights. Washington Times
Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene said Republicans must defend children against being exposed to transgender ideology, which she referred to as a form of "child abuse." Washington Times
VOA VIEW: The GOP has made a clear stand on protecting kids.

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States have moved ahead with plans of their own to boost child care subsidies. ABC
VOA VIEW: The Federal government is failing at everything.
State senators met in a rare weekend session to vote on the ban. ABC
Abortions in young girls is not uncommon, according to experts. ABC
VOA VIEW: Sad, if true.

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CBS News elections and surveys director Anthony Salvanto debuts the 2022 CBS News Battleground Tracker, which finds Republicans start the 2022 campaign with a lead in the race for the House, with 230 seats to 205 seats for Democrats. CBS
VOA VIEW: Hopefully, the Republican numbers will be much higher.
Neel Kashkari, the head of the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis, says "we keep getting surprised" by data on inflation, which continues to be "higher than we expect." CBS
VOA VIEW: Inflation will rise as long as Dems are in complete control.
Pelosi would be the highest-ranking elected American official to visit Taiwan since then-Speaker Newt Gingrich in 1997. CBS
VOA VIEW: Pelosi and Biden will look very weak and bad if she does not go to Taiwan.
Conway told CBS News' Catherine Herridge that she spent time with both Trump and Pence this week. And she talked about her interaction with the White House on Jan. 6, 2021. CBS
VOA VIEW: Time is on Trump's side.
Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.V., spoke about the Inflation Reduction Act on multiple talk shows and repeatedly failed to answer questions about midterm elections. CNBC
VOA VIEW: Coward talk.

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Two Senate proposals differ in their approach to boosting emergency savings, although both come with certain parameters and are linked to 401(k) plan accounts. CNBC
VOA VIEW: Dems want to buy elderly votes.
In an all-hands meeting last week, Alphabet CEO Sundar Pichai said employees need to be more productive and figure out where to cut distractions. CNBC
VOA VIEW: Google is for Google.
Fake texts and e-mails carrying phishing attempts by virtual scammers are on the rise, including a recent trend of spammers posing as Amazon representatives. CNBC
VOA VIEW: There are many fake scammers - they should be caught and prosecuted.

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After days of drenching downpours and catastrophic flooding unfolded across a large swath of the United States last week, AccuWeather forecasters remain very concerned for a repeat performance from Mother Nature. UPI
Japan reported one-fifth of the world's COVID-19 cases in the past week, including a record 233,100 Thursday, as infections dropped 12% and deaths 7% globally. UPI
VOA VIEW: Why?
The southern Ukrainian city of Mykolaiv was hit by intense shelling Sunday as Russia claimed Ukraine conducted a drone strike on the Crimea base of its Black Sea Fleet. UPI
VOA VIEW: Putin is becoming madder.
Private ownership and breeding of big cats could soon become history in America, as the Senate is set to discuss a bill banning the practice this week. UPI
The United Nations has accused Russia of potential war crimes after a shocking video emerged purporting to show a Russian soldier castrating a Ukrainian prisoner. UPI
VOA VIEW: There is no punishment bad enough for the soldier.
Russia's state-owned gas company Gazprom said Saturday that it would cut gas supplies to Latvia over allegations that the country had violated its contract terms. UPI
VOA VIEW: Russia must be sanctioned very hard.

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