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Elon Musk on Thursday said a candidate "less divisive" than Donald Trump should be elected to the White House in 2024. New York Post
VOA VIEW: Musk made a bad choice of comment.
Ukraine says it has driven back Russian troops around Kharkiv as U.S intelligence officials warn that Moscow is preparing for a protracted war. LA Times
VOA VIEW: Good!
Gov. Kathy Hochul appears to be unelectable and will send the state right into Republican hands if she heads the ticket this fall. New York Post
VOA VIEW: A truism.

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White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki claimed that current levels of inflation couldn't have been predicted by anyone. New York Post
VOA VIEW: Psaki is an idiot.
Jankowicz is the self-described “Mary Poppins of disinformation.” She is uniquely ill-suited to be an arbiter of truth — a position that has no place in a free country. New York Post
VOA VIEW: The whole board should be defunded.
So long, Jen Psaki! Every day you provided an example of how today’s Democratic Party turns normie soccer moms into reality-denying attack machines sputtering insults and cheering on lawbreakers because they can’t face up to the unpopularity of the far-left agenda. New York Post
VOA VIEW: Good riddance.
Astronomers have unveiled the first wild but fuzzy image of the supermassive black hole at the center of our own Milky Way galaxy. LA Times
Mr. Paul had sought to alter the bill to include requiring that an inspector general monitor the spending. New York Times
The nation's largest Protestant denomination, the Southern Baptist Convention, saw an increase in the number of baptisms last year along with a rise in donations. Washington Times
VOA VIEW: COVID is a major reason for the downturn.

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The cash was part of a fund-raising blitz that helped propel Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s party to victory in 2019. Records track $630,225 to a Russian bank account. New York Times
President Biden scrambled Thursday to show he's on top of the baby formula shortage as frustrated parents and Republicans slammed the president for getting caught flat-footed and sending scarce formula to illegal immigrants while American parents stare at empty store shelves. Washington Times
VOA VIEW: Biden does not know how to resolve anything.
Most voters in battleground states oppose key priorities of the transgender-rights movement, including allowing male-born athletes in female sports and gender-transition medical treatment for children, according to a newly released poll. Washington Times
VOA VIEW: Good!
A few hours after Attorney General Merrick Garland promised to beef up Supreme Court security, it was business as usual in front of Justice Brett Kavanaugh's house. Washington Times
VOA VIEW: Garland is an idiot.

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A Republican lawmaker on Thursday said illegal immigrants detained by Border Patrol have access to hard-to-find baby formula, as U.S. parents go scrambling from store to store due to a nationwide shortage. Washington Times
VOA VIEW: Sad!
Americans see inflation as the top problem facing the nation today, according to a Pew Research Center survey released Thursday. Washington Times
VOA VIEW: As it should be.
A former Commerce Department official warned lawmakers that the federal government is blind to who is bankrolling purchases of companies and critical technology in the U.S., making America vulnerable to foreign threats including from China. Washington Times
VOA VIEW: America must wakeup.

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Gov. Larry Hogan signed measures to strengthen cybersecurity in state and local governments in Maryland on Thursday, after lawmakers approved legislation and big investments this year to protect vital systems against cyberattacks. Washington Times
VOA VIEW: Cybersecurity must be beefed up and made more punishable.
Supreme Court Justice Amy Coney Barrett has given birth five times, but a protester in front of her house said the conservative jurist doesn't realize what it's like to undergo a full-term pregnancy. Washington Times
VOA VIEW: The alleged protester is a fool.
South Korea says North Korea has fired an unidentified missile toward the sea. ABC
VOA VIEW: NK is flexing its muscles.
"Our heart goes out to all those who are struggling," Biden said in a pre-taped message on Thursday. ABC
The Senate on Thursday confirmed Jerome Powell for a second four-year term as Federal Reserve chair, giving bipartisan backing to Powell’s high-stakes efforts to curb the highest inflation in four decades ABC

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The House committee investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol attack has subpoenaed Kevin McCarthy and four other GOP members of Congress for testimony. ABC
Attorney General Merrick Garland directed U.S. Marshals to provide additional support to ensure the safety of the nine justices. ABC
VOA VIEW: A little late.
Finland and Sweden have been weighing applications to join NATO since the war in Ukraine began. ABC

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Here are the do's and don'ts for parents in search of baby formula as the shortage continues. CBS
VOA VIEW: Sad situation.
Seniors are struggling after a cost-of-living adjustment last year failed to keep up with surging inflation. CBS
VOA VIEW: Not livable benefits that was paid for.
Social media company said it dismissed two senior managers and will freeze most hiring. CBS
The Interior Department's decision to not move forward with the lease sale comes as gas prices soar. CBS
VOA VIEW: Biden is crimpling the nation's energy independence.
Prices at the pump now top $4 in every U.S. state, with costs driven up by a drop in capacity. CBS
VOA VIEW: Prices will go hire.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell for a sixth straight day Thursday, as traders failed once again to find their footing in an increasingly volatile market. CNBC
The IRS destroyed an estimated 30 million so-called paper-filed information returns in March 2021, sparking anger from the tax community. CNBC
VOA VIEW: Madness!
Producer prices were expected to increase 0.5% in April, according to economists surveyed by Dow Jones. CNBC
Domestic fares continued to surpass 2019 levels due to a rebound in demand and more expensive fuel this year. CNBC
Border Patrol agents in Texas arrested two convicted sex offenders after they illegally entered the U.S. from Mexico earlier this week. FOX News
VOA VIEW: Thanks to Biden.
Border Patrol agents in Texas arrested two convicted sex offenders after they illegally entered the U.S. from Mexico earlier this week. FOX News
The U.S. Army will revise its forces in Alaska in order to better prepare for cold-weather conflicts. FOX News
Former President Donald Trump will address NRA members in Houston for the NRA-ILA Leadership Forum over Memorial Day weekend. FOX News
VOA VIEW: A good pep talk.
Russia threatened retaliation against Finland Thursday shortly after Finland's president and prime minister publicly supported applying for NATO membership "without delay." UPI
VOA VIEW: Russia makes idle threats.
Russian forces assaulted a number of targets in eastern Ukraine on Thursday, including the last bastion of resistance at a steel plant in the port city of Mariupol, Ukrainian officials said. UPI
Trump political appointees helped meatpacking companies block COVID-19 protections for workers while U.S. meat companies pushed "baseless" meat shortage claims, according to a House subcommittee report. UPI
VOA VIEW: Liberal Dem lies.

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