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Citing religious freedom, Santa Clara County residents objected to state restrictions on Bible study gatherings in homes. The Supreme Court agreed. LA Times
VOA VIEW: There are 4 fools on the Supreme Court.
In the first installment of his budget, Biden proposes a 16% increase in domestic spending, saying vital programs have been starved for years. LA Times
At least one Brit doesn't think Prince Harry should rush home for his beloved grandfather's funeral. New York Post
VOA VIEW: As they should - Harry caused a rift with his grandfather who was in the hospital at 99.
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It’s clear Georgia’s new voter law is nothing close to the “Jim Crow on steroids” description attributed to our alleged unifier in chief, President Biden. Yet I’m pretty certain the law is an attempt by GOP Gov. Brian Kemp to ingratiate himself with Trump voters who believe Kemp didn’t do enough to prevent the Peach... New York Post
VOA VIEW: Biden made a morainic fool of himself, again.
In New York City and nationally, school shutdowns without question do the most harm to minority, low-income and special-needs students. And it’s beyond outrageous that the teacher-union leaders who are behind the most egregious public-school closures pretend the opposite. They’re making things easier on the members, knowing full well that it hurts the kids they... New York Post
Even before the “indirect” US-Iran talks in Vienna had finished up, Team Biden caved, with the State Department saying it’s ready to lift sanctions on the rogue regime to rejoin the nuclear deal — giving away all leverage without getting a thing in return. Spokesman Ned Price said Washington is “prepared” to lift all sanctions “that... New York Post
VOA VIEW: It shows Biden is either anti America, on the take, weak or all three.
NASA will delay the historic flight of their Ingenuity helicopter — set to launch on Mars –until at least April 14, the agency said in a statement Saturday. The agency said an issue arose during a rotor test. “During a high-speed spin test of the rotors on Friday, the command sequence controlling the test ended... New York Post
As protests broke out across the country in the name of Black Lives Matter, the group’s co-founder went on a real estate-buying binge, snagging four high-end homes for $3.2 million in the US alone, according to property records. Patrisse Khan-Cullors, 37, also eyed property in the Bahamas at an ultra-exclusive resort where Justin Timberlake and... New York Post
A group of about two dozen people gathered near Augusta National Golf Club to protest Georgia’s new voting law, according to a report. The protestors held up signs reading “Let Us Vote” and “Protect Georgia Voting Rights” as the third round of the Masters was underway Saturday. The law, signed by Gov. Brian Kemp last... New York Post
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A former sheriff's dispatcher in a suburb of New Orleans has been arrested, accused of refusing to return more than $1.2 million that had been accidentally deposited into her brokerage account, authorities said. Kelyn Spadoni, 33, was taken into custody Wednesday on charges of theft valued ... Washington Times
VOA VIEW: It makes no sense.
DOJ won't challenge rulings police can't be made to enforce immigration laws. ABC
VOA VIEW: Good - but the ruling could be a double edge.
The U.S. now believes that an ISIS suicide bomber brought down the Russian jetliner that crashed last month in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula, killing all 224 people on board. But what does that mean for Americans traveling by air? Homeland Security correspondent Jeff Pegues reports on the new developments. CBS
The government has allocated only 700,000 J&J shots to states next week, down from 4.9 million the week prior, according to data from the CDC. CNBC
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The economy has entered a period of supercharged growth, and instead of flat out fizzling, it could potentially remain stronger than it was pre-pandemic. CNBC
VOA VIEW: The so-called economists have no clue.
The buildup of Russian troops has led to repeated calls from Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy to accelerate his nation's admittance into NATO. CNBC
Following a historic year for tech IPOs, venture capitalists invested a record sum of money in the first quarter, piling into early and late-stage companies. CNBC
VOA VIEW: Be careful not to follow what you read.
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As a pediatrician, Dr. Edith Bracho-Sanchez spends many of her days with nervous moms and dads listening to reasons why they're worried about their kids receiving vaccinations. CNN
VOA VIEW: No-one really knows the whole truth or all facts.
Nearly 40% of US Marines are declining Covid-19 vaccinations, according to data provided to CNN on Friday by the service, the first branch to disclose service-wide numbers on acceptance and declination. CNN
VOA VIEW: There are reasons not to vaccinate and they same holds true do so.
The Brent Spence Bridge, which spans the Ohio River, has long been a political football and a symbol of government dysfunction. CNN
A Minnesota business owner says he is willing to pay a fine or even "go to jail" over a 50-by-30-foot "Trump 2020" flag he has on his property that city officials say is violating a local ordinance. FOX News
VOA VIEW: First amendment must prevail.
A man involved in the 1985 kidnapping and murder of a Drug and Enforcement Administration agent was deported to Mexico this week after serving three decades in prison, authorities said Thursday. FOX News
VOA VIEW: Not enough time served.
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Iran's President Hassan Rouhani unveiled Saturday 133 new nuclear achievements in a video conference to mark National Nuclear Technology Day. UPI
The Supreme Court ruled that California cannot enforce its COVID-19 restrictions limiting the number of households gathered in one home for worship to three. UPI
The Biden administration on Friday indicated in court it will not shut down operation of the Dakota Access Pipeline while it conducts an environmental review. UPI
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The U.S. military's ability to meet demands has largely degraded over the past two decades, a Government Accountability Office report said on Friday. UPI
VOA VIEW: Trump was right and Biden is already cutting military funding.
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David Chipman, President Biden’s pick to run the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, has made a series of controversial and partisan statements on social media over the years related to gun ownership and his experience in the law enforcement agency. Chipman, a gun-control advocate who was tapped by the commander-in-chief Thursday to oversee the agency that plays a major role in regulating guns, has a private Twitter account, so his tweets could not be accessed.
His Facebook and LinkedIn accounts, however, were wide open. Chipman offered a few startling hot takes in 2019, one of which has already begun sparking outrage in light of his ATF appointment. The gun-control advocate, who once worked as a case agent in the Branch Davidian trial, answered questions on Reddit as part of an “Ask Me Anything” forum in September 2019. During that forum, he falsely claimed, without noting his time as a case agent for the trial, that Branch Davidian sect members had shot down two helicopters during the Waco Massacre.
“At Waco, cult members used 2 .50 caliber Barretts to shoot down two Texas Air National Guard helicopters,” he wrote in an answer, “It is true we are fortunate they are not used in crime more often. While it is largely understood that Branch Davidian members shot at the helicopters, the vessels themselves did not go down. Most notably, no Barretts were recovered at the scene of the massacre. “Although all of the three helicopters sustained damage from weapons fire, none of the National Guard crews or ATF aboard were injured,” a 1996 House report conducted in tandem by the Oversight and Judiciary Committees found. Four ATF agents and 82 Branch Davidians died during the 51-day standoff, which began in late February 1993, when law enforcement and the Waco, Tx.-based religious cult engaged in a standoff as authorities tried to seize illegal weapons they believed the group was stockpiling.