The Omicron strain of the coronavirus keeps generating new subvariants. Here's a look at how they stack up. LA Times
Hundreds of civilians are still trapped in the Azovstal steel plant alongside Ukrainian soldiers who refuse to surrender amid withering Russian fire. LA Times
VOA VIEW: Putin is questionable.
It's unclear how long China's leaders can maintain their zero-COVID strategy without sacrificing the economic growth that is a bedrock of their rule. LA Times
VOA VIEW: Something has to give.


Mayor Eric Adams got defensive when pressed Friday to justify his three-day trip to Los Angeles -- claiming he was working to attract business back to the Big Apple. New York Post
VOA VIEW: Adams is a total failure.
Critics have accused the Federal Reserve of not reacting quickly enough to tame rising prices. On Friday, a Fed governor explained why it took so long. New York Times
VOA VIEW: There is no real reason or justification for the long wait.
Democrats say a threat to abortion rights could motivate their base in the 2022 elections. But it could do the same for Republicans.       USA Today
VOA VIEW: The liberals wanted to find a way to fight the Dems - it will fail.
Republicans are pushing a record number of anti-trans bills that opponents say are designed to divide the electorate.       USA Today
VOA VIEW: They are designed to wake up America.
Brandon Judd, president of the National Border Patrol Council, repeated a well-known white supremacist trope on Fox News last month.       USA Today
VOA VIEW: The liberal media are afraid of the truth.
President Biden is striking an optimistic note on the economy but, pollsters say, most Americans expect the already tough situation to get worse. Washington Times
VOA VIEW: The truth can be felt at grocery stores, gas stations any purchase.


A crucial part of Justice Samuel A. Alito Jr.'s draft majority opinion dismantling the Supreme Court's 1973 Roe decision came at the back end, with a 31-page appendix detailing myriad state abortion bans in effect at the time the court ruled, including some that had been on the books since the early 19th Century. Washington Times
VOA VIEW: It makes sense.
The top Republican on the House Judiciary Committee is demanding a briefing from FBI Director Christopher Wray on the bureau's alleged retaliation against agents who participated in demonstrations on Jan. 6, 2021, but did not enter the U.S. Capitol. Washington Times
The stock market ended an unusually turbulent week with its fifth straight weekly decline ABC
VOA VIEW: Very turbulent.
Speaker Nancy Pelosi is addressing concerns about the working conditions for some Capitol Hill aides ABC
VOA VIEW: Pelosi spends taxpayers' money with impunity.

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The U.S. has sanctioned North Korean digital currency mixing firm Blender. ABC
Jill Biden has thanked U.S. troops deployed to Romania, where they are serving as a check against Russian aggression ABC
The U.S. economy remains strong despite rising inflation. But not everyone is feeling the economic boom. Carter Evans reports. CBS
VOA VIEW: Real facts are not rosy.


The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warned a mysterious outbreak of hepatitis among children has spread to 24 states and Puerto Rico since the fall. More than 100 children have had liver inflammation, at least five have died and more than a dozen have needed a liver transplant. CBS
VOA VIEW: CDC is not very reliable.
Hiring remains brisk despite surging inflation and the Ukraine war, with unemployment in the U.S. at 3.6%. CBS
A group of constituents sought to block Greene from the ballot in Georgia, based on a post-Civil War-era policy keeping insurrectionists out of office. CBS
VOA VIEW: Proper ruling.
Bitcoin prices have sunk 18% in the last month, while other cryptocurrencies are also fading. Here's why. CBS
VOA VIEW: They have no bases.
The CDC has been looking into cases of the liver disease in children that has health authorities around the world looking for clues. CBS

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Twenty years after starting college, median Black borrowers usually still owe 95% of their debt, and Latino borrowers owe around 83%, according to the Student Borrower Protection Center. CBS
VOA VIEW: The puzzle is they get out of paying their debt.
Officials said fake Adderall pills containing fentanyl are behind an increase in overdoses and hospitalizations. CBS
California has become a shipping hub for cartels to set up shop and distribute drugs. Some believe it's because of weak drug laws in the state coupled with the access to major highway systems and the proximity of the border. FOX News
VOA VIEW: Shear madness.

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Kansas City residents share their thoughts about whether Title 42 should be eliminated. FOX News
The 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Friday temporarily reinstated a Florida voting law that had been declared unconstitutional by a federal judge ahead of the midterm elections. UPI
VOA VIEW: The 11th Circuit Court is very liberal.
The Phoenix Union High School District passed a resolution Thursday supporting transgender student athletes, bucking a law passed in March banning them from competing on women's and girls' sports teams. UPI
VOA VIEW: The School District seems to be anti-women.
Following an extensive investigation, Amnesty International said on Friday that Russian officials must be held accountable for war crimes committed recently near the Ukrainian capital of Kyiv, which include executions. UPI
VOA VIEW: AI is hard to believe and trust.

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