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Wayfair is laying off nearly 900 workers, including 400 in Boston, the company said. ABC
VOA VIEW: It looks like the recession is actually here.
Biden works to deliver on his campaign pledge to “heal the soul of the nation.” ABC
VOA VIEW: The hate-fueled violence comes and is pushed by Dems.
Walmart, the nation’s largest employer, is expanding its abortion coverage for employees after staying largely mum on the issue for months following the Supreme Court ruling that scrapped a nationwide right to abortion ABC
VOA VIEW: They could be sued by the very people who they are trying to help.

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A judge has declined to block a section of a Georgia election law that bans handing out food and water to voters waiting in line ABC
VOA VIEW: Good - it turns to be Dem bribery.
The U.S. says it will give Ukraine 15 Scan Eagle surveillance drones, 40 mine-resistant vehicles, 2,000 anti-armor rounds and howitzer weapons to help Ukrainian forces regain territory and mount a counter-offensive against Russian invaders ABC
VOA VIEW: When and how will they get the help.
"The Department expects airlines to provide timely and responsive customer service during and after periods of flight disruptions," the secretary said. CBS
VOA VIEW: What does his treats solve?
The head of the Drug Enforcement Administration said two Mexican cartels are behind the deadly influx of fentanyl in the U.S. CBS
VOA VIEW: Biden closes his eyes.
One maker of the fruit-flavored candies halts sales after FDA issues first-of-a-kind warning of potential toxicity. CBS
VOA VIEW: All should holt the drugs.
The judge said the "Stop WOKE" act violates the First Amendment and is impermissibly vague. CBS

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Stocks opened lower on Wall Street, with investors looking ahead to Fed chairman's annual Jackson Hole speech next week. CBS
VOA VIEW: Time will tell.
"Our goal certainly is to be able to process all vulnerable populations in a fair and equitable way," U.S. Customs and Border Protection Commissioner Chris Magnus told CBS News. CBS
VOA VIEW: Migrants are one thing and illegal migrants are another.
The pause on student loan payments is set to expire at the end of the month. CBS
Drug overdoses nationwide have reached record highs due to fentanyl, and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration has identified two cartels targeting Americans. Anne Milgram, administrator of the DEA, joins "CBS Mornings" to discuss the dangers of synthetic fentanyl and how the agency is cracking down on cartels. CBS
VOA VIEW: They must be stopped.

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Statements from GOP leaders including Trump, Kevin McCarthy and Mike Pence "coincided" with a rise in belligerent online rhetoric, Maloney and Lynch wrote. CNBC
VOA VIEW: Dems are making a mountain out of a mole hill.
China needs to convince the rest of the world it is not an "agent of instability" and will act peacefully in the Taiwan Strait, US Ambassador to China Nicholas Burns said in his first TV interview since taking up his post in Beijing six months ago. CNN
VOA VIEW: China cannot be trusted.
The leaders of China and Russia both plan to attend November's G20 summit, its host said Thursday, setting up a high-profile showdown with US President Joe Biden. CNN
VOA VIEW: Biden doesn't have a chance against Putin an XI.

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The United States and Taiwan have officially agreed to launch negotiations on a new trade and investment pact, according to statements released by Washington and Taipei. CNN
VOA VIEW: Good!
Chinese Premier Li Keqiang has urged China's wealthiest provinces to "bravely take the lead" to bolster growth and employment, a day after official data painted a gloomy picture for the world's second largest economy. CNN
• Unsealed document sharpens focus on Trump as possible subject of criminal probe • Atlanta-area DA says Lindsey Graham testimony 'crucial' to investigation • Opinion: Rudy Giuliani is in freefall CNN
The history of the movements against the U.S. government has deep roots on both the left and the right. Rachel Kleinfeld of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace tells Reality Check's John Avlon about a dangerous shift happening in the U.S. as right-wing militia movements are rallying against the government to defend former president Donald Trump. CNN
VOA VIEW: CNN is wrong - the big problem is with leftwing radicals.
Daryl Fairweather, chief economist for Redfin, explains to "Nightcap's" Vanessa Yurkevich why supply and demand has created an "affordability crisis" for renters. For more, watch the full Nightcap episode here. CNN

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Wisconsin Republican congressional primary candidate Charity Barry narrowly lost by 74 votes in the 2nd district primary. She is pushing for a recount. FOX News
VOA VIEW: It makes sense.
The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Friday that elections for Georgia's Public Service Commission cannot yet happen, vacating a decision by 11th Circuit Court of Appeals in Atlanta that would have allowed the elections. UPI
VOA VIEW: The Dems will have to have a fair election.
The United States will send another $775 million in weapons to Ukraine, including missiles, drones, and vehicles, a defense official said Friday. The weapons package will include howitzers and more ammunition. UPI

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The Biden administration announced $310 million in funding for water reuse projects across the country as several western states battle drought conditions. UPI
VOA VIEW: More money for blue states.

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     A religious academy in Florida will continue to receive the federal funding it uses to provide free meals to 56 low-income students despite the school’s decision to reject the Biden administration’s new LGBTQ-friendly education policies — including government mandates on hiring, restrooms, dress codes and the use of pronouns.  Good!

     According to court documents, Grant Park Christian Academy has been granted an exemption to the new rules by the United States Department of Agriculture.  The exemption comes days after the school sued federal and state officials over the rules, which the school said amounts to a violation of the religious rights of the academy and its staff.  The school receives federal funding under the National School Lunch Program, which subsidizes meals and snacks and is administered in Florida by Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried, a Democrat seeking her party’s gubernatorial nomination in the state’s Aug. 23 primary. 

     The school on July 31 sued Ms. Fried, President Biden, Agriculture Secretary Thomas J. Vilsack and the USDA, along with two Florida agriculture officials, claiming the officials were “punishing low-income children” with a mandate the school could not follow.