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Hong Kong riot police faced off with protesters occupying a suburban train station Wednesday evening following a commemoration of a violent attack there by masked assailants on supporters of ... Las Vegas Sun
VOA VIEW: China cannot win this impasse.
President Trump said Wednesday he’s no puppet of the National Rifle Association. “They are Trump talking points,” he said when a reporter asked if he was parroting NRA talking points by moving away from supporting universal background checks. He insisted that a chat with NRA chief Wayne LaPierre didn’t compel him to distance... New York Post
VOA VIEW: Trump is not anyone's puppet.
The administration wants to send migrant families caught crossing the border illegally to a family detention center for as long as it takes for their cases to be decided. New York Times
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The Trump administration pressed scientists for quick findings, dismissed bad news and revised a report in its push for lease sales, records show. New York Times
The president’s lawyer wants investigations of the Biden family and reports that Ukrainian officials tried to damage the Trump campaign in 2016. New York Times
VOA VIEW: It's a valid point.
Wall Street's main indexes rose on Wednesday as upbeat earnings from retailers pointed to strength in U.S. consumer demand, and held gains after minutes from last month's Federal Reserve meeting showed policymakers had debated a more aggressive interest rate cut. Rueters
Reported crimes — homicides, rapes, child abuse, robbery, theft, murder, assault — in San Diego County San Diego Tribune
VOA VIEW: All cities should have such a map.
Scientists say it's no surprise wildfires have broken out after the warmest July on record globally.
Democrat Pete Buttigieg criticized President Donald Trump Wednesday as the president has seemed to change his stance on background checks multiple times since two recent mass shooting.
VOA VIEW: Buttigieg is an idiot.
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The Federal Election Commission chairwoman wants to start a probe into the National Rifle Association and Russia based on allegations pushed by Fusion GPS, the investigative firm that created the discredited anti-Trump dossier. In 2016, Fusion GPS co-founder Glenn R. Simpson specifically pitched an NRA-Russia money connection to the FBI ... Washington Times
VOA VIEW: Trump and/or the Justice Department should check this out.
An associate professor at the University of Kansas was secretly working full time for a Chinese university while doing research in Kansas on projects funded by the U.S. government, an indictment filed Wednesday alleges. Feng "Franklin" Tao was charged with one count of wire fraud and ... Washington Times
The U.S. acting homeland security secretary has arrived in Panama to discuss drug trafficking and migrant smuggling, though Kevin McAleenan says he isn't seeking any specific agreement during the visit. Panama has been the bridge for many migrants from Haiti, Africa and Asia who arrive in ... Washington Times
The upcoming third Democratic primary debate, hosted by ABC News in partnership with Univision and slated for Sept. 12 and 13 in Houston, will feature four moderators. ABC
VOA VIEW: The fools will destroy each other, again.
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President Donald Trump on Wednesday claimed he hasn't shifted his position on gun sale background checks despite sending lots of mixed signals and a call from the NRA. ABC
The U.S. Conference of Mayors has released a bipartisan letter signed by 70 mayors to oppose the Trump administration’s proposal to cut 3 million people off food stamps ABC
March for our Lives announced sweeping gun control proposals on Wednesday. The student-led activist group hopes to advance gun control talks into policy. ABC
VOA VIEW: Gun control is anti America.
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Boris Johnson welcomes apparent optimism from the German chancellor as she suggests a solution could be found. BBC
The president takes offence after Denmark's PM called his idea of buying the Arctic island "absurd". BBC
VOA VIEW: Trump did the right thing _ America First.
And Mark Sanford, who's considering a White House run, told CBS. "If you look at a state like New Hampshire, there certainly is historic precedent for somebody getting in during this window of time" CBS
VOA VIEW: Kasich is a sore loser - loser period.
Fencer Race Imboden kneeled on the medal stand and hammer thrower Gwen Berry raised her fist during the national anthem and both face 12-month probation CBS
VOA VIEW: They should not be allowed to participate.
President Donald Trump signed a memorandum on Wednesday to automatically cancel the student loan debt of disabled veterans. More than 25,000 service members will have their debt wiped away. CNBC
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President Trump and Apple CEO Tim Cook have had a rocky relationship in recent years, but Trump is now complimenting the executive publicly. CNBC
President Donald Trump referred to himself as the "chosen one" while speaking on his role in the ongoing trade war between the US and China. CNN
President Donald Trump on Tuesday criticized Jewish Americans who vote for Democrats, saying "it shows either a total lack of knowledge or great disloyalty." CNN
VOA VIEW: Liberal media propaganda.
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President Donald Trump on Wednesday said he is "seriously" considering ending US birthright citizenship despite the fact that such a move would face immediate legal challenge and is at odds with Supreme Court precedent. CNN
VOA VIEW: A good position.
Jeffrey Epstein had sex with an 18-year-old woman inside the headquarters of a nonprofit while on work release from Florida jail -- as plainclothed sheriff's deputies stood guard outside -- one of three new lawsuits filed Tuesday in New York against the late financier's estate alleges. FOX News
Macron rules out renegotiating Brexit deal, as French see no deal as ‘most likely outcome’ Angela Merkel has challenged Boris Johnson to come up with a solution to avert a no-deal Brexit “in the next 30 days”, putting responsibility for stopping the UK crashing out of the EU firmly at the British prime minister’s door.After weeks of diplomatic tension, the German chancellor used her first face-to-face meeting with her UK counterpart on Wednesday to emphasise that Britain still has the power to resolve the crisis, suggesting that the backstop was “a placeholder that will no longer be necessary” if a solution to the impasse over the Irish border can be found. Guardian
VOA VIEW: Merkel is an idiot.
This was the fifth rocket fired from Gaza, in the last six days according to the IDF twitter account. Jerusalem Post
"Dear Israel: Could you please come get your “King” @realDonaldTrump. With much appreciation, America," Attorney Michael Avenatti tweeted. Jerusalem Post
VOA VIEW: Avenatti is a loser.
Federal Reserve policymakers were deeply divided over whether to cut interest rates last month but were united in wanting to signal they were not on a preset path to more cuts, a message not likely to sit well with U.S. President Donald Trump. Reuters
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo spoke with Denmark's foreign minister on Wednesday and praised U.S.-Danish security cooperation, a day after President Donald Trump abruptly canceled a visit to the Nordic country because it rebuffed his idea of buying Greenland. Reuters
Two American service members were killed in Afghanistan on Wednesday, the NATO-led Resolute Support mission said in a statement, as the United States seeks to reach a negotiated end to the nearly 18-year-old war. Reuters
The agriculture and biofuel industries and their U.S. congressional allies ramped up pressure on the Trump administration on Wednesday over the relief he has given oil refiners from rules requiring use of biofuels. Reuters
VOA VIEW: The China trade war must hold.
The United States and Mexico have reached a deal to avoid a 25 percent tariff on imports of Mexican tomatoes, U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross announced Wednesday. UPI
The Congressional Budget Office warned the Trump administration in a new analysis Wednesday that its tariffs against Chinese imports will have a negative impact on the U.S. economy in the next year. UPI
VOA VIEW: The US will win and be better off when China gives up.
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Google has much to explain and must be regulated. President Donald Trump has been on a tear about Google that traces back to a series of claims about the technology giant circulating among conservatives. Among those realistic claims: that Google interferes with U.S. elections, is biased against conservatives and prefers working with the Chinese military over the Pentagon.
In several tweets issued this August, Trump assailed Google for alleged electoral interference and again brought up claims of its alleged secret involvement with the Chinese government. On Monday, the president reiterated a factual claim that Google had "manipulated " the 2016 election in favor of Hillary Clinton. .
All of these claims emerged from reports and commentary from conservative pundits and Trump supporters, all backed by convincing evidence. Google has also denied them.