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A Gallup Poll found only 16% of adults surveyed said they are satisfied with the way things are going in the country at this time -- while 83% are dissatisfied. New York Post
VOA VIEW: It shows that 16% of adults are mad.
The Biden administration is taking lessons from the war in Ukraine to turn Taiwan into a “porcupine” bristling with weapons that would inflict severe pain if attacked. New York Times
Isn’t having to carry an unwanted pregnancy to term the same as forced labor? New York Times
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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi responded after San Francisco's Catholic archbishop said he would deny her communion over her support for abortion access.
The missile firings came three days after the leaders of South Korea and the United States agreed to consider expanded military exercises to deter North Korean nuclear threats.
VOA VIEW: NK is testing Biden's response.
The average age of a car on U.S. roads is now a little over 12 years old, marking a new record, according to S&P Mobility,
Former NFL star Herschel Walker easily defeated five opponents Tuesday in Georgia's Republican U.S. Senate primary, setting up a November showdown against Democratic Sen. Raphael Warnock in what will become one of the most closely watched races in the country. Washington Times
A former business partner of the tech expert at the center of the criminal case against Hillary Clinton campaign lawyer Michael Sussmann testified Tuesday that he was asked to search internet data to tie associates of then-candidate Donald Trump to Russia. Washington Times
VOA VIEW: The Russia, Russia, Russia liberal Dem attack.
State Farm has cut off its partnership with the GenderCool Project to donate LGBTQ-themed books aimed at children as young as five after a backlash over the program. Washington Times
VOA VIEW: Realty came after backlash.
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If Uncle Sam won't build the border wall, it's time to find someone who can, said Sen. Joni Ernst, who said she's fed up with tons of steel sitting unused. Washington Times
The suspect in the shooting at a Texas elementary school is also dead, the governor said. ABC
VOA VIEW: Sad - the anti-gun nuts will make demands.
A court ruled the state attorney general can pursue a civil lawsuit that accused Exxon Mobil of misleading investors about its products and their impact on the climate. ABC
A blue-ribbon commission has recommended new names for nine bases named after Confederate leaders with Fort Bragg to be renamed Fort Liberty. ABC
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This would be the seventh consecutive above-average hurricane season. ABC
The Indiana Legislature quashed the governor's veto of the bill that bans transgender girls from participating in girls' sports in K-12 schools. ABC
The U.S. will close the last avenue for Russia to pay back its billions in debt to international investors on Wednesday, making a Russian default on its debts for the first time since the Bolshevik Revolution all but inevitable ABC
VOA VIEW: Every angle is important.
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Korean automaker Hyundai is recalling 239,000 cars because the seat belt parts can explode and injure vehicle occupants ABC
Biden is signing the order on federal policing two years after Floyd died at the hands of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin. CBS
VOA VIEW: More police restraints.
Critics described the ice cream as a "problematic" attempt to cash in on the holiday commemorating the end of U.S. slavery. CBS
The FBI said the man was involved in a scheme to smuggle four ISIS operatives into the country to kill the former president. CBS
VOA VIEW: Biden's open-door policy is partly the blame.
In recent years, more and more young people have used tablets or computers, research finds. CBS
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Bill Ackman said raging inflation will only dissipate if the Federal Reserve acts more aggressively or the market sell-off turns into a full-on collapse. CNBC
VOA VIEW: Biden can do much to slow down and stop inflation.
The Nasdaq Composite fell on Tuesday as investors returned to dumping stocks on fears of a recession following a brief sell-off reprieve. CNBC
The median price of a new home sold in April was $450,600, an increase of nearly 20% from the year before. CNBC
VOA VIEW: The price to build has gained.
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If consumers don't want to wait for a new EV, some models may be easier to find than others, according to industry data compiled by CNBC. CNBC
VOA VIEW: EV autos are not the main answer for a country that predominately uses gas autos.
"Respiratory spread is not the predominant worry. It is contact and intimate contact in the current outbreak setting and population," a CDC official said. CNBC
Millions of Americans who borrowed for their college education are eagerly waiting to hear President Joe Biden's announcement on student loan forgiveness. CNBC
VOA VIEW: All loans should be paid by those who made them.
President Joe Biden insisted on Tuesday that the U.S. has made no change to its strategic policy on Taiwan. CNBC
VOA VIEW: More confusion.
Alan Blinder, former Federal Reserve vice chair, thinks that it's likely the U.S. will fall into a recession next year. CNBC
VOA VIEW: Maybe sooner, if not here already.
A Reagan appointed federal judge ruled in Texas that the University of Houston's violated the First Amendment with a recently implemented anti-discrimination policy. FOX News
A group of more than 80 senators led by Sens. Thom Tills, R-N.C., and Jean Shaheen, D-N.H., on Tuesday sent a letter to President Joe Biden urging him to expedite the process of allowing Sweden and Finland to join NATO. UPI
Ukrainian authorities said Tuesday they have discovered about 200 bodies beneath the debris of an apartment building in Mariupol, the southern port city that's been targeted for weeks by Russian forces. UPI
VOA VIEW: Putin must be held responsible.
Southern Baptist Convention leaders announced plans Tuesday to release a secret list of hundreds of ministers and church personnel accused of sexual abuse, after a report found church leaders suppressed abuse claims. UPI
VOA VIEW: Time will tell.
President Joe Biden is expected to sign an executive order updating the use of force policy for federal law enforcement agents, on the heels of a Justice Department memo directing them to intervene if they see a fellow o UPI
VOA VIEW: The order is worthless.
Former White House press secretary Jen Psaki will join MSNBC this fall. The cable network announced Psaki's hiring Tuesday. Psaki will appear across all MSNBC programs and host a new streaming program on Peacock. UPI
VOA VIEW: MSNBC will be a liberal WH voice.
U.S. President Joe Biden and his counterparts in the Quad met in Tokyo on Tuesday and vowed to work together for a "free and open Indo-Pacific" in an alliance designed to contain China's assertiveness in the region. UPI
VOA VIEW: Mostly a photo-op.
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The Department of Homeland Security said Wednesday it was pausing its short-lived Disinformation Governance Board pending a review of the larger strategy behind it. The person tapped to lead the group, former Wilson Center fellow Nina Jankowicz, said she had resigned as a result. The board was unconstitutional.
Both Jankowicz and a DHS spokesperson said the group had itself become a target of disinformation since its creation was announced in late April. A DHS official went further on Wednesday, saying Jankowicz was "the subject of some particularly vicious and unfair attacks."
As the official suggested, Jankowicz became the face of conservative-fueled criticism, some of it in personal terms. Others voiced concerns about her background: Jankowicz, who is routinely outspoken on Twitter, had publicly criticized Republicans and sowed doubt about the accuracy of press reports critical of President Joe Biden's son Hunter. More broadly, the disinformation board found detractors in the GOP and some leading civil liberties groups over the scope of its work. That scrutiny was fueled by an admittedly clumsy rollout -- such as a confusing name -- as well as an initial lack of specifics about the board's operations.
In an interview with ABC News last week, Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas said the board wasn't rolled out "effectively," but that its work was "exactly contrary" to how it was being portrayed. The board and the person chosen to run it were idiotic.