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Last year the World Health Organization launched a program that aimed to scale up production of COVID-19 vaccines in Latin America, Asia and Africa. Pfizer and Moderna refused to participate. LA Times
VOA VIEW: WHO is a lying joke.
The coronavirus is making a comeback in Oregon, leading Gov. Kate Brown to reimpose restrictions on restaurants and bars. LA Times
As U.S. troops leave Afghanistan, efforts against a diminished Al Qaeda are in flux. Officials say the terrorist group could threaten the U.S. again. LA Times
VOA VIEW: A major mistake.
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Texas Republican congressional candidate Susan Wright’s campaign has been in contact with federal law enforcement after a robocall falsely accused her of killing her husband, late-Rep. Ron Wright. News of the robocall emerged just one day before the crowded special election to fill the seat of her late husband, who died in February after contracting... New York Post
VOA VIEW: Someone should go to jail.
Former Nevada Sen. Harry Reid believes US defense contractor Lockheed Martin may have once had fragments of a crashed UFO in its possession, it was revealed Friday. Reid, 81, told The New Yorker that he had never actually seen proof of the remnants — but tried, unsuccessfully, to get approval from the Pentagon to find... New York Post
The next stage of the White House’s vaccination campaign will require finding ways to inoculate those who haven’t gotten the shot. Here’s the latest Covid news. New York Times
VOA VIEW: So, what is Biden going to do?
The minority leader joined Republicans in protesting a proposal to promote teaching about systemic racism and the consequences of slavery, saying it would indoctrinate students with “a slanted story.” New York Times
VOA VIEW: Biden is creating divisive racism.
With some 705,000 residents, Washington, D.C., has more people than the states of Vermont and Wyoming.
VOA VIEW: Good, but is his word good?
President Biden cited a study that said 55 major U.S. firms paid no federal income taxes last year. Is he right?
VOA VIEW: The answer is, no.
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A federal jury found a former Netflix executive guilty Friday of receiving lucrative stock options and more than a half-million dollars in bribes and kickbacks from tech companies to approve contracts with the streaming giant. Michael Kail, 49, is a former Netflix vice president who ... Washington Times
Mexico’s congress voted Friday to impeach the current governor of the border state of Tamaulipas on charges of tax evasion, money laundering and organized crime. The lower house voted to remove Gov. Francisco Garcia Cabeza de Vaca’s immunity from prosecution, a process similar to impeachment. ... Washington Times
State Department spokesperson Ned Price discussed the supplies, totaling $10 million, which are beginning to arrive in India during a press briefing Thursday. ABC
VOA VIEW: As the US should.
Swiss authorities are taking issue with comments from U.S. President Joe Biden to Congress that many companies use Switzerland as a tax haven ABC
VOA VIEW: A foolish statement, even if true.
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A new CDC report found that some COVID-19 vaccine reactions, including fainting, dizziness and nausea, were due to anxiety -- and not the shots themselves. ABC
This event is the first part of his pitch for his $2 trillion for infrastructure which would allocate $80 billion for the rail service. ABC
President Biden traveled to Philadelphia to mark Amtrak's 50th anniversary while calling for billions in rail upgrades as part of his infrastructure plan. CBS
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"I hope it's a message to Asian Americans. One, that you're not alone. And two, you should speak up," one professor said. CBS
Amazon has confirmed that its annual Prime Day deals event will be held earlier in the summer. CNBC
VOA VIEW: More money is the main reason.
As the housing market gets leaner, potential buyers are turning in greater numbers than ever to new construction, but builder costs are soaring. CNBC
Opening night of the 2021 NFL Draft was down compared to last year's virtual event but also the second-highest viewed. CNBC
Meeting existing vaccine demand is no longer the main challenge, and states are employing strategies to address access and hesitancy barriers. CNBC
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President Joe Biden has so far left his ideas for Social Security untouched. Some experts say a Democratic plan for the program could be in the works. CNBC
VOA VIEW: The elderly will lose under Biden.
Dr. Anthony Fauci urged Americans to make sure they receive their second dose of the Covid-19 vaccines, saying the second shot provides "dramatic" benefits. CNBC
VOA VIEW: Few trust Fauci.
Amid a flurry of changes to voting rules and regulations across the country, the American public is divided over whether the bigger problem with elections in America is that it is too hard to vote or that it is too easy to cheat, according to a new CNN Poll conducted by SSRS. CNN
VOA VIEW: CNN propaganda.
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John King breaks down the latest CNN poll numbers, which demonstrate some Americans still question the legitimacy of Biden's presidency. CNN
VOA VIEW: CNN liberal stupidity.
House Conference Chairwoman Rep. Liz Cheney is once again facing the ire of her colleagues and GOP voters after leaning in to greet President Joe Biden as he made his way down the aisle at his speech to a joint session of Congress. CNN
VOA VIEW: A foolish traitor.
David Chipman, President Biden's nominee to lead the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) has some questionable ideas on gun suppressors and assault weapons. FOX News
The Defense Department said Friday it canceled border wall construction projects that were being paid for with funds originally destined for the military. UPI
Stressing the importance of diplomacy, Deputy Defense Secretary Kathleen Hicks said on Friday that conflict was China was neither desirable nor inevitable. UPI
VOA VIEW: An idiotic thought.
The Vermont Army National Guard on Thursday became the first in the nation to open all of its combat arms units to women. UPI
VOA VIEW: Women should not be in direct conflict.
Proliferation of unmanned aerial vehicles and humanitarian issues are the two most urgent threats in the Middle East, Marine Corps Gen. Kenneth McKenzie said. UPI
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