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Vaccine hesitancy is making herd immunity for COVID-19 seem more elusive than ever. Could that change once the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine is authorized for children as young as 12? LA Times
VOA VIEW: Convincing parents to vaccinate their young will not be easy.
Fox News cameras captured a group of more than 50 illegal immigrants wading across the Rio Grande into Texas Monday, dramatic confirmation that the border crisis has not abated. New York Post
VOA VIEW: Biden's crises turns out to be a fiasco.
A Senate Rules Committee hearing is expected to get heated Tuesday during debate on a federal election reform bill that Republicans call a would-be "power grab." New York Post
VOA VIEW: They must and prevail.
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Sen. Bernie Sanders broke with Democrat party leaders like House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer on repealing the current SALT cap. New York Post
VOA VIEW: Sanders does not give up easy.
The War on Merit in America’s schools is spreading — and threatening to take an ever-bigger toll on kids’ education. Last week, California’s Department of Education rolled out a draft framework for teaching math to K-12 students. The framework contains 13 chapters, most focused on (no joke) achieving “equity” through mathematics instruction. It would no... New York Post
VOA VIEW: It is sad that children are being exploited.
Gaza officials say nine people were killed. The exchange followed clashes between the Israeli police and Palestinian protesters at Al Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem after a week of increasing tensions. New York Times
VOA VIEW: Biden weakness is at work.
The president’s comments and a raft of policy announcements were a pushback to Republican criticism of his economic plan after a disappointing jobs report on Friday. New York Times
VOA VIEW: The lies continue, even after the truth is so evident.
Officials invited people subject to health care discrimination to file complaints. But formal rule-making will be needed before a Trump-era policy can be fully reversed. New York Times
The party will hold a vote Wednesday on whether to replace its No. 3 in the House, Representative Liz Cheney, who has drawn criticism for repudiating former President Donald J. Trump’s lies about election fraud. President Biden is considering an executive order strengthening cybersecurity for federal agencies and contractors. New York Times
VOA VIEW: Biden has no idea.
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The possible ouster of Liz Cheney, the third most powerful House Republican, highlights a growing right in the GOP.
FBI says Russian criminal gang is responsible for attack; gasoline, jet fuel could be less available.
VOA VIEW: The truth hurts.
How much are survivors owed for Boy Scouts of America's sex abuse? Survivors say more than $100 billion. BSA says far less.
President Joe Biden and governors from Ohio, Utah, Massachusetts, Maine, Minnesota and New Mexico will share ideas on increasing vaccinations.
VOA VIEW: Biden has no clue to resolve any issue.
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It may sound like a science fiction plotline, but it's really a food industry phenomenon: Fake meat is growing. During the pandemic, alternative meat producers have hit record sales and added new companies and brands. The U.S. retail plant-based food market grew 27%, reaching just over $7 billion in 2020, ... Washington Times
Four Republican senators on Monday called for a freeze on funding for State Department official John Kerry's new climate-change initiative until the former secretary of state answers questions about his alleged intelligence-sharing with Iran. In a letter to Sen. Robert Menendez, New Jersey Democrat and chairman of the Senate Foreign ... Washington Times
VOA VIEW: Kerry is more for Iran than the US.
Gov. Brian Kemp has signed a repeal of Georgia's Civil War-era citizen’s arrest law on Monday ABC
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The head of German pharmaceutical company BioNTech said Monday that there is no need to waive patents on coronavirus vaccines because manufacturers will be able to produce enough shots to supply the world over the coming year ABC
Ford is recalling over 660,000 SUVs due to loose roof rail covers that can detach while the vehicle is in motion and “create a hazard for others on the road.” ABC
House Republicans are poised to oust Wyoming Rep. Liz Cheney from leadership following her building confrontations with former President Donald Trump over the election. ABC
VOA VIEW: Another party traitor.
Proprietors faced closures, space restrictions and lingering uncertainty. They're now facing a potentially crippling labor shortage as summer approaches. CNBC
VOA VIEW: Hard to get employees.
DarkSide makes ransomware hacking tools, but only largely goes after for-profit companies from English-speaking countries. CNBC
VOA VIEW: They should be punished severely.
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Sen. Mitch McConnell is set to discuss infrastructure with President Joe Biden and congressional leaders on Wednesday. CNBC
VOA VIEW: McConnell should hold steadfast.
Americans have until May 17 — the IRS tax filing deadline — to contribute to 2020 individual retirement accounts. CNBC
A US Coast Guard ship fired approximately 30 warning shots as a "large group" of Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps Navy fast boats conducted "unsafe and unprofessional maneuvers" near US naval vessels in the Strait of Hormuz on Monday, Pentagon spokesman John Kirby said. CNN
VOA VIEW: Tran boats should be taken out.
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Critical race theory. You may be hearing those three words a lot these days. CNN
VOA VIEW: Race should not be part of school instruction.
Would-be air travelers hold billions of dollars in credits for future flights, and two US senators want airlines to drop restrictions like expiration dates -- or to refund the customers in cash. CNN
CNN Political Analyst April Ryan talks about Michelle Obama's recent comments on fears of having teenage girls of color and the current state of police profiling after the Derek Chauvin trial. CNN
VOA VIEW: Michelle show her anti white contempt and racism.
Police in Massachusetts fatally shot a man who repeatedly rammed his SUV into the front doors of a police station and aimed a rifle at officers early Sunday, a county district attorney said. FOX News
VOA VIEW: What will the left say now?
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Voting rights activist Stacey Abrams wants to run for president someday, she said in an interview broadcast Sunday. “Do I hold it as an ambition? Absolutely,” Abrams said on “CBS Sunday Morning.” The 47-year-old Georgia Democrat told interviewer Erin Moriarty that she feels a responsibility to say she aims to run — as an example to every young woman and person of color. Abrams is anti white racist that will never be president.
The Yale Law School-educated attorney has been making the rounds promoting her new novel, the legal thriller “While Justice Sleeps.” Abrams has also written eight romance novels using the pen name Selena Montgomery. After narrowly losing a bid in 2018 to become Georgia governor, her name was floated as a potential vice presidential candidate for Joe Biden last year and some expect her to be in the mix for governor again in 2022. Many credited Abrams’ efforts in helping to flip Georgia for the Democrats in last year’s presidential election, as Biden became the first Democrat to carry the state since Bill Clinton won it in 1992.