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The case against Michael Flynn, Trump's first national security advisor, entered uncertain legal territory after the Justice Department moved to drop the charges. LA Times
VOA VIEW: A foolish judge.
As Trump hijacks online innovations that progressives pioneered, Biden keeps stumbling online. The left's digital experts warn he is losing time to close the gap. LA Times
VOA VIEW: Dems have lost all sense.
Mounting evidence suggests the Obama administration engaged in serious corruption with ObamaGate. Democrats and their media allies are going spend the next few months gaslighting the public by focusing on the most feverish accusations against President Barack Obama. But fact is, we already have more compelling evidence that the Obama administration engaged in misconduct than... New York Post
VOA VIEW: Dems and Obama have been exposed.


House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is happy to play rank politics with the federal coronavirus response. Exhibit A is the absurd $3 trillion “relief” bill she’s set for floor vote on Friday. It’s the first emergency bill written by one party with zero input from the other. New York Post
VOA VIEW: Foolish!
New York’s elected officials are avoiding spotlight-loving firebrand Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez like, well, the plague, opting to craft their coronavirus response efforts without the lefty lawmaker, insiders tell The Post. Sources gave multiple explanations for why the Queens-Bronx Democrat has been largely relegated to the sidelines — and her “Animal Crossing” island — rather than... New York Post
VOA VIEW: AOC is a media nothing.
The president "is tested on a daily basis," Ivanka Trump told USA TODAY. "No one is in close proximity to him that isn't wearing a mask."        USA Today
A company projected Amazon's Jeff Bezos could become the world's first trillionaire, sparking critical responses to the entrepreneur and his wealth.       USA Today
VOA VIEW: Big time, lots of $$$
Republicans have released a declassified list of Obama-era officials who the NSA said may have received Michael Flynn's identity through so-called 'unmasking' requests. ABC
VOA VIEW: Madness!
Sen. Richard Burr is stepping aside as Intelligence Committee chairman after the FBI seized his cell phone in probe over his stock trades amid pandemic briefings. ABC


By some measures, the U.S. seems headed for another Great Depression. ABC
A government whistleblower warns that the U.S. still lacks a comprehensive battle plan against the coronavirus in critical areas like masks, testing, treatments and vaccines ABC
VOA VIEW: A foolish liberal idiot.
The estimate is based on tests on 11,000 people from 5,000 households over the past two weeks. BBC
In their first U.S. television interview, two former Amazon employees tell "CBS This Morning" co-host Tony Dokoupil they were fired for their activism on behalf of Amazon warehouse workers. Amazon has faced growing questions about retaliation against employees who speak out about safety conditions amid the pandemic. CBS
VOA VIEW: Amazon has gotten too big.

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The Golden State's financial downturn is cushioned by a $16 billion rainy day fund set aside during the good times. CBS
VOA VIEW: CA is sinking its own ship.
CDC advises that all Americans wear face coverings in public to contain the coronavirus. Here's where to find one. CBS
The New York Stock Exchange will reopen its trading floor to some brokers on May 26, following two months of closure due to the coronavirus pandemic. CNBC
VOA VIEW: How will it look?


The coronavirus pandemic hit households making less than $40,000 a year the hardest. Many are too strapped to pay their bills. CNBC
VOA VIEW: There is no way the government can bailout all.
President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida is telling members the club will partially reopen this weekend, and guests will need to maintain social distancing guidelines, according to an email sent to members and obtained by CNN. CNN
A paralegal specialist working for a U.S. Attorney’s Office in Texas has been accused of helping a Mexican drug cartel smuggle large amounts of cocaine, heroin, and meth into the U.S. FOX News
Wisconsin's governor on Thursday predicted confusion among residents and business after the state supreme court struck down his sweeping stay-at-home order, fueling a growing political divide over how and when to reopen the shattered U.S. economy. Reuters
VOA VIEW: Reopening is the only viable solution.
Wall Street surged on Thursday as investors weighed the prospect of economic recovery against bellicose remarks from President Donald Trump regarding U.S.-China trade and a whistleblower's dire warnings about the U.S. response to the coronavirus pandemic. Reuters

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A whistleblower who says he was removed from his government post for raising concerns about coronavirus preparedness told a congressional hearing on Thursday that the United States could face "the darkest winter" of recent times if it does not improve its response to the pandemic. Reuters
VOA VIEW: Deception for Dems to win in November - Destroy America.
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Thursday reported 1,384,930 cases of the new coronavirus, an increase of 20,869 cases from its previous count, and said the number of deaths had risen by 1,701 to 83,947. Reuters
The Trump administration on Thursday issued guidelines to help ship owners and insurers avoid the risks of sanctions penalties, standards that maritime players and a senior State Department official said were modified following months of discussions with industry. Reuters

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U.S. President Donald Trump signaled a further deterioration of his relationship with China over the novel coronavirus, saying he has no interest in speaking to President Xi Jinping right now and going so far as to suggest he could even cut ties with the world's second largest economy. Reuters
VOA VIEW: A good position.
The United States is considering returning Cuba to its list of state sponsors of terrorism, a senior Trump administration official told Reuters on Thursday, a move that would mark another major blow to increasingly tense relations between Washington and Havana. Reuters
VOA VIEW: As we should.
New Mexico extended its stay-at-home order with eased restrictions for most businesses while Maryland, Virginia and Wyoming unveiled plans to begin reopening their economies starting this weekend. UPI
VOA VIEW: NM is acting stupid.
The IRS has released new guidance to allow more flexibility in employer-based health plans because of unexpected expenses related to the coronavirus pandemic. UPI
As required by federal law, the Trump administration has begun to plan for a potential transition of power next January if President Donald Trump is defeated in November. UPI

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