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The president is asking Congress to expand the FDIC's authority to penalize executives of failed banks. CBS
VOA VIEW: Sounds socialistic.
The fact that the media has largely ignored the Twitter Files revelations proves either that journalists don’t read so good or that they don’t give a damn about free speech. Or both. Is it “disinformation” to ask if anyone in Washington gives a damn about trampling the Constitution? New York Post
VOA VIEW: Liberal media close their eyes to the truth.
An Ohio school district will become the first in the state to implement a four-day school week beginning next year after a unanimous vote from the board of education. New York Post
VOA VIEW: A big mistake that will harm students.
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Parents, science and possible regrets be damned: Get these kids on drugs and the operating table! New York Post
VOA VIEW: Biden fools have gone mad.
Genetic research from China suggests to some experts that the coronavirus may have sprung from a seafood market in Wuhan. Now the data are missing from a scientific database. New York Times
VOA VIEW: China does not want the truth to be known.
Former President Donald Trump will be holding the first rally of his 2024 campaign later this month in Waco, Texas. Washington Times
More than a dozen congressional Republicans are demanding President Biden withdraw his nominee to lead the Federal Aviation Administration over a lack of "aviation experience." Washington Times
VOA VIEW: The fool has no knowledge about aviation.
A Kansas bill banning transgender athletes from girls' and women's sports was vetoed by Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly for the third year in a row Friday, setting up a hotly contested fight in the Republican-controlled Legislature to override her. Washington Times
VOA VIEW: Born males should not compete with females in sports.
Mexico's president said Friday that U.S. families were to blame for the fentanyl overdose crisis because they don't hug their kids enough. Washington Times
VOA VIEW: An idiot who will regret his stands once the US rids itself of a weak president.
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A new judge is poised to assume oversight of grand jury investigations concerning former President Donald Trump, including the ongoing probe into classified documents found at his Florida estate. Washington Times
VOA VIEW: An idiot judge or a good justice.
A judge has ruled that Trump attorney Evan Corcoran must provide additional testimony before a grand jury probing Trump's handling of classified documents, sources say. ABC
VOA VIEW: What about something called "attorney client privilege?"
A court filing claims that most of the Jan. 6 footage aired by Tucker Carlson was shown without approval from Capitol Police -- despite Carlson's claims to the contrary. ABC
VOA VIEW: They felt embarrassed.
News of the probe comes as U.S. lawmakers have ramped up calls for action against the widely popular social media app. CBS
VOA VIEW: It has gone beyond the word "possible."
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Trump and his family failed to report 117 foreign gifts valued at nearly $300,000, according to a report from Democrats on the House Oversight Committee. CBS
VOA VIEW: If true, nothing in comparison to Biden's China payments.
YouTube's decision means the former president's accounts on three major social media platforms have been restored ahead of the 2024 election. CBS
More than a third of consumers are struggling to stay afloat, but the problems are worse in some states. CBS
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The national highway safety agency says a faulty brake fluid hose can lead to longer stopping distances, "increasing the risk of a crash." CBS
Analysts warn that a move by the central bank to further hike interest rates next week could cause more banks to topple. CBS
If TikTok is banned in the U.S., connecting to the app likely won't be as easy as using a virtual private network. CNBC
The House Financial Services Committee will hold the first in a series of hearings on the failures of SVB and Signature Bank at the end of March. CNBC
VOA VIEW: It will be interesting to find how much the bailout will cost the American people.
Twitter will soon take away access to SMS-based two-factor authentication from users who don't pay for the company's $8-per-month Twitter Blue subscription. CNBC
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Trump has been expected to return to the Meta-owned platform and Twitter after both companies lifted their suspensions of his profiles. CNBC
VOA VIEW: It's about time.
If indicted in connection to the hush-money payment to porn actor Stormy Daniels, Donald Trump would become the first former president to face criminal charges. CNBC
VOA VIEW: Trump will make his liberal attackers look like the fools; they are.
You may have to rely on FDIC insurance if your bank fails. Here's how to make sure your money is fully covered. CNBC
VOA VIEW: Yellen is a fool.
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Growing threats against federal judges included an assassination plot against Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh at his home. CNBC
VOA VIEW: As they should for all who seek to do the same.
GM's market share in the country, including its joint ventures, has plummeted 34% since 2015, for multiple reasons. CNBC
If President Joe Biden's student loan forgiveness plan survives the Supreme Court, around 14 million people could see their balances entirely cleared. CNBC
VOA VIEW: The SC should not be foolish to approve the loan forgiveness.
The International Criminal Court issued arrest warrants for Russian President Vladimir Putin and Maria Lvova-Belova over alleged war crimes in Ukraine. CNBC
VOA VIEW: Who is going to arrest anyone with his finger on a nuclear button?
Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Friday approved Finland's accession to NATO after months of talks. CNBC
VOA VIEW: It's about time.
Yevgeny Prigozhin, the combative boss of Russia's Wagner private military group, relishes his role as an anti-establishment maverick, but signs are growing that the Moscow establishment now has him pinned down and gasping for breath. CNN
Hunter Biden is accusing the Delaware computer repair shop owner who worked on a laptop of trying to invade his privacy and wrongfully sharing his personal data for political purposes, according to new federal court filings. CNN
VOA VIEW: A dumb lawsuit.
Senate Republicans said Friday they will introduce a resolution to overturn President Joe Biden's student loan forgiveness plan. UPI
The U.S. Navy-led International Maritime Exercise concluded Thursday, capping the largest joint naval exercise in the Middle East after 18 days. UPI
VOA VIEW: This should send China and Russia a clear message.
The Communist Party of China took another step to consolidate power by creating agencies to control finance and technology. UPI
VOA VIEW: Xi is getting too greedy.
Slovakia has agreed to send more than a dozen fighter jets to Ukraine following a similar move by Poland that prompted an immediate rebuke from Russia. UPI
China's President Xi Jinping plans to use a state visit to Moscow next week to push for peace in Ukraine and to get the warring parties talking, Beijing said Friday. UPI
New Zealand banned TikTok from all devices with parliamentary access on Friday, making it the latest democratic nation to take restrictive actions against the wildly popular Chinese-owned smartphone application. UPI
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