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On the third day of the CPAC this month, two men delivered on experts' biggest concerns about attempts to access election machines after the 2020 election. LA Times
VOA VIEW: It's far right when Republicans' do what Dems have done many times before.
Medical inflation is accelerating as demand for non-COVID-19-related health services recovers and providers seek to make up for soaring labor costs. LA Times
VOA VIEW: Health care is going to scale higher.
Authorities had taken a person into custody by 4 p.m., base officials said. New York Post

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Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen knows just what our banking system needs, post SVB: more regulation! New York Post
VOA VIEW: Yellen is an idiot.
The Kremlin, which accused a Wall Street Journal correspondent of being a spy, made a move not seen since the Cold War, further raising the barriers between Russia and the West. New York Times
VOA VIEW: Russia is looking worse by every stupid action it takes.
In states around the country, Republican lawmakers are pushing laws to expand the ability to own and carry firearms. New York Times
VOA VIEW: Pushed by Dems.
It isn’t enough to challenge someone unless you’re willing to be challenged back. New York Times
VOA VIEW: The profound loss is liberal stupidity.
Mr. Musk requested a meeting with Lina Khan, the chair of the F.T.C., which has been investigating Twitter’s privacy and data practices. New York Times
VOA VIEW: Biden control of truth.
Florida Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis visits politically key states after the Nashville school shooting, in the face of attacks from Donald Trump.       USA Today
VOA VIEW: DeSantis should not confront Trump.

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U.S. District Judge Reed O'Connor ruled that preventative requirements in the 2010 Obamacare law were invalid in a case almost certain to be appealed.       USA Today
VOA VIEW: Total Obamacare madness.
World leaders such as Benjamin Netanyahu have faced criminal charges. But Donald Trump could become the first former U.S. leader indicted.       USA Today
A Philadelphia political consultant pleaded guilty Thursday to criminal charges for forging signatures to get Democratic nominee clients onto 2019 primary ballots in the city, according to the Attorney General's office. Washington Times
VOA VIEW: Dems are the biggest cheaters.
North Dakota's Republican governor vetoed a bill that would generally prohibit public schools teachers and staff from referring to transgender students by pronouns other than those reflecting the sex assigned to them at birth. Washington Times
VOA VIEW: Good!

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The nationwide battle over the places where transgender people may belong has flared at the University of Wyoming, where a lawsuit filed by seven sorority members challenges the induction of a transgender woman into their local chapter. Washington Times
VOA VIEW: Women have and should fight for their rights.
Maryland voters will decide next year whether to enshrine the right to abortion in the Maryland Constitution, after the House of Delegates voted Thursday to put a constitutional amendment on the ballot. Washington Times
VOA VIEW: It will be interesting.
For every American killed by gunfire, an estimated two or more survive, often with terrible injuries - a fact that public health experts say is crucial to understanding the full impact of guns on society. Washington Times
VOA VIEW: The Second Amendment must stand.

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While their bosses are no longer around the corner, remote workers are not free from surveillance. Washington Times
VOA VIEW: Someone should.
An Idaho police officer who helped build the case against murder suspect Bryan Kohberger is under an internal affairs investigation, according to a disclosure by prosecutors. Washington Times
The indictment marks the first time in American history that a U.S. president has been prosecuted on criminal charges. LA Times
U.S. applications for jobless benefits rose last week but remain at historically low levels despite the Federal Reserve’s efforts to cool the economy and job market in its fight against inflation ABC
VOA VIEW: What's new.
The U.S. economy maintained its resilience from October through December despite rising interest rates, growing at a 2.6% annual pace, the government said Thursday in a slight downgrade from its previous estimate ABC
VOA VIEW: The truth can no longer be denied.

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As Taiwan’s president begins a stopover in the United States on her way to Central America, China says it is closely watching developments ABC
VOA VIEW: Xi is blowing his own horn.
China’s new No. 2 leader says its economic recovery improved in March and he promised to stay committed to opening to the world ABC
VOA VIEW: China is unbelievable.
President Joe Biden won’t veto a Republican-led measure to end the national COVID emergency ABC

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Two U.S. Army Black Hawk helicopters crashed during a training incident on Wednesday night in Trigg County, Kentucky, officials said in a statement. ABC
VOA VIEW: Sad day.
America's unsheltered population has grown significantly in the past decade. New York city Mayor Eric Adams' plan to involuntarily remove and treat those with severe mental illnesses has been controversial among human rights advocates. Tony Dokoupil speaks with Donna Leiberman of the NYCLU as well as Shams DaBaron, a former homeless man now backing Adams' policy. CBS
The new baseball season is here, with all 30 major league teams playing for the first time since 1968. Debuting this season will be several substantial rule changes, including bigger bases, a pitch clock, and a ban on the defensive shift, all in the name of speeding up the game. Kris Van Cleave travelled to Arizona to see how players, coaches and fans feel about the changes. CBS
VOA VIEW: Let's play ball.
About 5 million new businesses were created last year, with women and people of color leading the way, a new study finds. CBS
VOA VIEW: They are seeking opportunity.
Some consumers enjoy fractional home ownership — but FTC warns these arrangements can be money-losing and hard to leave. CBS
VOA VIEW: The most important thing is not to buy in a timeshare.
Beleaguered retailer Bed Bath & Beyond is offering $300 million in stock in a last ditch effort as it warns of bankruptcy, again. CNBC
While the chances of an IRS audit are usually slim, certain items on your tax return may trigger a red flag at the federal agency, according to tax experts. CNBC
VOA VIEW: Keep your tax return clean and there is nothing to worry about.
Tesla's Solar Roof systems are getting far less traction than the company was expecting four years ago. CNBC
The Federal Aviation Administration will let airlines reduce schedules at congested airports due to air traffic controller shortages. CNBC
VOA VIEW: Many businesses are downsizing.
A judge in Spokane is hearing a case that would keep the abortion pill on the market, and a judge in Texas is expected to rule in a case that could remove it. CNBC
VOA VIEW: The SC will have the final say.
China's growing global influence poses a serious threat to international human rights, according to a new report, which suggests the UNHRC is failing to counter such risks. CNBC
VOA VIEW: China is the enemy of the world.
Suddenly, your beverage is taller. CNN
When the Supreme Court declared a constitutional right to same-sex marriage in 2015, Chief Justice John Roberts revealed extraordinary anger as he read aloud what for him was an unprecedented dissent from the bench. CNN
VOA VIEW: Liberal media stupidity.
The parents of a teenager who shot and killed four students at Oxford High School in Michigan in November 2021 are set to stand trial for involuntary manslaughter after an appellate court last week rejected their contention that the charges have no legal justification. CNN
VOA VIEW: Eliminate Dems from office by a vote.
The US decision to fly its surveillance drones further south over the Black Sea after a Russian jet collided with a US drone earlier this month "definitely limits our ability to gather intelligence" related to the Ukraine war, a senior US military official tells CNN. CNN
VOA VIEW: It shows Biden is weak and a threat to US security.
An expert panel spoke at a conference in Dallas last week that explored the harmful effects of transgender ideology on human relationships and American society. FOX News
VOA VIEW: Transgender ideology harm society and themselves.
The North Dakota Senate lawmakers approved a bill that requires schools to show students high-quality fetus development videos. The bill passed on a 37-9 vote. FOX News
The Biden administration has announced new public and private partnerships to speed up production of electric vehicles in an effort to transition the United States from gas-powered vehicles by 50% over seven years. UPI
VOA VIEW: Shear madness.

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Republican lawmakers Wednesday introduced new legislation aimed at designating Mexican drug cartels as foreign terrorist organizations. UPI
VOA VIEW: Good, they are.

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     Michigan paid out more than $3.3 billion on pandemic unemployment claims to people who had no history of work or wages earned in the state, according to a new audit that said officials intentionally shut down anti-fraud checks to speed up payments.  Madness, how do they get the money back?

     Now, the state is about to bump up against the three-year time limit for trying to claw back some of those overpayments, Michigan’s auditor general says.  The audit portrays the state’s Unemployment Insurance Agency (UIA) as bungling its way through the early days of the pandemic, rushing to get money out the door with little regard for the crush of bogus claims that flooded in alongside legitimate ones.