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House Republicans took a step to end President Joe Biden's effort to cancel student debt by voting along party lines to end his relief program that dates back to the height of the COVID-19 pandemic. UPI
President Joe Biden issued a statement Thursday to mark the third anniversary of George Floyd's police custody death, calling on Congress to enact comprehensive police reforms while vowing to fight for accountability. UPI
VOA VIEW: A bad example.
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis on Wednesday signed into law an omnibus election bill that attracted litigation from organizations who accuse the legislation of being voter suppression. UPI
VOA VIEW: Few care what the NAACP says or cares.


The Department of Homeland Security is warning the public of the threat of terrorism in the lead-up to the 2024 presidential election and as legislatures and the judiciary make decisions on sociopolitical issues. UPI
VOA VIEW: Blacks will initiate there own grief.
DeSantis formally launches his campaign for the Republican presidential nomination in a technically challenged rollout. LA Times
VOA VIEW: A weak coming out event.
The legislation is the latest state-level proposal aimed at reining in AI as the emerging technology becomes more embedded in government programs, politics, and daily life.  New York Post
In addition to Cruz, US Rep. Cathy McMorris-Rodgers (R-Wash.), who chairs the House Energy and Commerce Committee, is drafting a similar bill and others may be in the works, sources said.  New York Post
Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko assured Western nations that they need no worry about the Russia nuclear weapons flowing into his country. New York Post
VOA VIEW: A big mistake.
The elite force’s selection course is so punishing that few make it through, and many of those who do resort to illicit tactics. New York Times
VOA VIEW: It's not a job for the weak.


Trying to regroup after a bumpy Twitter rollout, Ron DeSantis sought to make new headlines, suggesting that he might consider pardoning Donald Trump if he faced federal charges. New York Times
VOA VIEW: Time will tell.
President Biden has offered to freeze discretionary spending, including for defense. Republicans want to spend more for the military, and cut more elsewhere. New York Times
VOA VIEW: Biden is acting dumb.
In a unanimous decision, the justices sided with a 94-year-old woman who got nothing when the state sold her condominium to recoup unpaid taxes. New York Times
VOA VIEW: It's unusual for all in the SC to agree.
Ukrainian and American officials say Russian warplanes are dropping Soviet-era bombs, some modified to glide long distances, which are almost impossible to shoot down. New York Times
VOA VIEW: A major mistake.

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In introducing Gen. Charles Q. Brown Jr. as his pick, President Biden called for a new era of innovation in the military. New York Times
One year after the Uvalde shooting, a new poll shows six in ten Americans say it's more important to control gun violence than to protect gun rights.       USA Today
VOA VIEW: A leftwing media position.
Court watchers say there's little to no chance the Supreme Court will take up a case from convicted criminal and former coal CEO Don Blankenship challenging its precedents that limit news media's legal liabilities in defamation cases. Washington Times


About 10% of people appear to suffer long COVID after an omicron infection, a lower estimate than earlier in the pandemic, according to a study of nearly 10,000 Americans that aims to help unravel the mysterious condition. Washington Times
VOA VIEW: It will take more analyses.
The average long-term U.S. mortgage rate rose this week to its highest level since mid March, driving up borrowing costs for prospective homebuyers facing a housing market that’s constrained by a dearth of homes for sale ABC
VOA VIEW: It will grow even higher.
House Speaker Kevin McCarthy said he's directed "our teams to work 24/7 to try to solve this problem." ABC
VOA VIEW: The GOP must hold the line.
The Atlantic hurricane season runs from June 1 to November 30. CBS
As part of an "anti-party crackdown," Airbnb is reminding guests not to be rowdy and encouraging neighbors to turn in people who are. CBS

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The Supreme Court ruled against the Environmental Protection Agency in a dispute over its authority to regulate certain wetlands under the Clean Water Act. CBS
VOA VIEW: As they should.
In an exclusive interview with CBS News, IRS whistleblower Gary Shapley discussed what he called "irregularities" in the Justice Department's handling of a federal investigation connected to President Biden's son, Hunter Biden. Jim Axelrod reports. CBS
VOA VIEW: Bad news for both Biden's.
High demand and rising prices hit travelers as more Americans take to the skies, opt for road trips, and face inflated expenses during the busiest Memorial Day weekend in history. CBS
VOA VIEW: Smart and frugal people will avoid travel.

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The CDC says it's working with Mexican health officials and U.S. state and local health departments to respond to the outbreak among patients who traveled to Matamoros, across from Brownsville, Texas. CBS
The proposed definition is based on 12 symptoms that most separate people with long Covid from people who didn't have the coronavirus. CNBC
Pfizer and the FDA view Paxlovid as an important complementary tool to vaccination that can help high-risk Americans manage their Covid infections. CNBC
VOA VIEW: Some are taking a wait and see attitude because a lack of trust.
The German economy entered a technical recession in the first quarter of this year, after posting a contraction of 0.3% over the three-month period. CNBC
VOA VIEW: How long will it last?
The state-backed group, "Volt Typhoon," is working to disrupt communications in case of a future crisis, Microsoft said. CNBC
VOA VIEW: China should be held responsible and properly dealt with.
Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham of New Mexico is reviving a specialized commission of leading law enforcement and local prosecutors to combat organized crime in the state. FOX News
VOA VIEW: The outcome may take some time.
America's population in 2020 was older with fewer children under 5 than in 2010 or 2000, according to the 2020 U.S. Census. One in six people were 65 or over with median age at 38.8 years. UPI
VOA VIEW: A combination of good and bad news.

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