After American tourists killed, López Obrador lashes out at Republicans who want U.S. troops sent into Mexico, tells them to solve U.S. fentanyl problem. LA Times
VOA VIEW: It's time to play hardball with Obrador.
The Biden administration is seeking billions of dollars for a new push to wipe out hepatitis C, a virus that kills thousands of people annually in the U.S. LA Times
Federal law enforcement doesn't appear to be investigating the former president's allies' attempts, some successful, to access election machines. Experts are alarmed. LA Times


U.S. officials urge citizens to find, inspect or apply for passports well before you have to travel. Processing is taking longer than ever. LA Times
VOA VIEW: It's not a safe thing to do.
On the heels of the kidnapping and murder of some Americans near a US-Mexico border town, the US government is warning its citizens not to travel to Mexico as spring break approaches. New York Post
VOA VIEW: It would be stupid to go to Mexico.
As we feared, the prez’s budget is simply one more try at the old: Look at all the goodies I want you to have, but those nasty Republicans say no. New York Post
VOA VIEW: It's a talking promise for those who are foolish to believe.
Hadid not only lost a real-estate battle over a not-fully-built LA mansion, but now he has to pay up legal fees. New York Post
The former president was told that he could appear before a Manhattan grand jury next week if he wishes to testify, a strong indication that an indictment could soon follow. New York Times
VOA VIEW: It will be another waste of time.
A recession may be six months away or it may not. It's safe to say that we probably aren't currently in a recession with unemployment so low.       USA Today
VOA VIEW: We are already in a recession.


The recently discovered asteroid, 2023 DW, could hit earth in 2046 around Valentine's Day and is about as wide as the width of a football field.       USA Today
President Joe Biden released his 2024 budget, which Republicans will certainly oppose because it involves helping people who aren't rich.       USA Today
VOA VIEW: Liberal media stupidity.
Yellowstone, Paramount's must-watch drama starring Kevin Costner, has wrapped up the first part of Season 5—here's how to stream Yellowstone on Philo.       USA Today
Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas unloaded on immigrant-rights activists Thursday, rejecting their suggestions that he has embraced Trump-style get-tough policies and saying he's managing as best he can with a chaotic border, adversarial court rulings and a "dismantled" legal immigration system. Washington Times
VOA VIEW: He needs more money to give to illegals.

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West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to allow the state to enforce its ban on biological males in female sports, offering the high court its first opportunity to take up the fierce debate over fairness versus inclusion in girls' and women's athletics. Washington Times
VOA VIEW: The SC should jump on the request.
Former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick is accusing his parents of racism and "problematic" behavior. Washington Times
VOA VIEW: Kaepernick is an idiot.
A former executive assistant to Joe Biden has agreed to sit for an interview with the House Oversight Committee as Republicans expand their probe into the president's handling of classified documents. Washington Times
VOA VIEW: Under what legal grounds?


SoFi Bank has sued the Biden administration in federal court, arguing the pause on student loan repayment is unlawful and has cost the private bank millions of dollars. Washington Times
VOA VIEW: The loans and interest should be repaid.
A former White House official who helped implement Donald Trump's hardline immigration policies is breaking ranks with the former president and instead encouraging Republican Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis to pursue the presidency in 2024. Washington Times
VOA VIEW: An opportunist traitor.
All U.S. women getting mammograms will soon receive information about their breast density, which can sometimes make cancer harder to spot. Washington Times
Gov. Tim Walz signed an executive order protecting transgender health care in Minnesota. ABC
VOA VIEW: Not a wise move.
NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg is spearheading a new drive to see Finland and Sweden join the alliance's ranks soon ABC
VOA VIEW: It must be done.

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South Korea’s military says North Korea has fired a short-range ballistic missile toward waters off its western coast ABC
VOA VIEW: NK should be sanctioned hard.
The average long-term U.S. mortgage rate rose for the fifth straight week to its highest level since breaching 7% in November, just as the spring buying season gets ready to kick off ABC
VOA VIEW: It may go up higher.
Layoffs remain historically low as labor market continues to be largely unaffected by Fed's interest rate hikes. CBS
VOA VIEW: The economy will continue to fall and with it, jobs.

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The proposal includes plans to strengthen entitlement programs and reduce the deficit by raising taxes on the wealthy and corporations. CBS
VOA VIEW: Biden stupidity.
A photograph of five men face down on the pavement and bound accompanied the apology letter. CBS
VOA VIEW: The Cartel is taking measures to lessen the blowback.
The acting archivist of the U.S. told two GOP senators that the nine boxes were retrieved in early November. CBS
VOA VIEW: The Biden fiasco continues to grow.
Biden proposes to impose a minimum tax of 25% on the rich, hike taxes on oil and gas companies and raise the corporate tax rate from 21% to 28%. CNBC
VOA VIEW: Biden has gone madder.
Medicare fraud runs the gamut: billing for unapproved Covid tests, genetic testing fraud, home health-care billing and a host of other schemes. CNBC
VOA VIEW: The government is the biggest thief.
All tavelers who currently do not require a visa to visit the U.K. will need to apply for digital pre-approval before arriving by the end of 2024. CNBC
The White House has pushed oil companies to produce more oil to bring down gas prices, but a top oil CEO says there is isn't much room to grow. CNBC
VOA VIEW: Biden has too many restrictions and restraints on oil companies.
President Biden's CHIPS Act is a new form of industrial policy key to future government and tech sector interaction. But one cost may be higher device prices. CNBC
Credit card debt hit a record $930.6 billion at the end of 2022, putting households' finances near a projected breaking point, a new report finds. CNBC
VOA VIEW: Biden is destroying the US economy.
President Joe Biden this week called for higher taxes on wealthy Americans to boost Medicare as part of his 2024 budget. Here's what to know about the plan. CNBC
VOA VIEW: Gamesmanship!
Attorneys for former President Donald Trump and special counsel Jack Smith argued in Washington on Thursday over whether a Trump defense attorney must answer more questions from a grand jury. CNN
VOA VIEW: There is an old legal term known as "attorney client privilege."
A lawyer representing one of five Proud Boys members on trial for seditious conspiracy asked a federal judge to throw out the case Thursday, saying that federal prosecutors hid "plainly exculpatory" US Capitol security footage played on Fox News host Tucker Carlson's show. CNN
VOA VIEW: All cases, past and present may be questionable.
Fox host Tucker Carlson is facing blowback from Republican leaders for peddling new falsehoods about the attack on the US Capitol on January 6. House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R) doubles down on his decision to give Carlson riot security footage. CNN
VOA VIEW: Either your eyes did not see the truth, or you are blind.
Fox News conspiracy theorist Tucker Carlson began airing footage this week of the January 6th insurrection, which House Speaker Kevin McCarthy gifted to him exclusively. And just as I anticipated, the footage was manipulated and selectively edited to fit an extreme MAGA narrative espoused by Carlson, former President Donald Trump and the leaders of the new Republican House majority. CNN
VOA VIEW: The truth was damming.
Fox Corporation CEO Lachlan Murdoch on Thursday dismissed the revelations from Dominion Voting Systems' $1.6 billion defamation lawsuit against Fox News as "noise," throwing his support behind the right-wing talk channel in his first comments since the case enveloped the company in major scandal. CNN
VOA VIEW: It's called stand by the truth.
Fox News staffers are in the dark and vexed as the right-wing talk channel remains ensnared in one of the worst scandals of its 26-year history — and arguably the most consequential media scandal in modern American history. CNN
The U.S. Supreme Court is requesting million in security upgrades following threats to the justices. FOX News
VOA VIEW: The concern is real.
Demonstrators blocked roads in cities and towns across Israel on Thursday as part of a "day of resistance" protesting changes to the judicial system by the hardline coalition government. UPI

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Russia showered Ukraine with a barrage of missile attacks overnight, hitting the capital region of Kyiv, its second-largest city, Kharkiv, and left Europe's largest nuclear power plant in peril. UPI
VOA VIEW: Russia would be smart if it stops the missile madness.
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has no intention of abandoning his nuclear weapons and is aiming to achieve "strategic dominance over South Korean and U.S. forces in the region," according to a U.S. intelligence report. UPI
VOA VIEW: NK must be squashed like the bug they are.

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