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President Trump says he'll pull the Republican National Convention out of North Carolina unless its governor agrees to a full-capacity gathering. LA Times
VOA VIEW: NC will lose big time if their governor fails to agree to the RNC terms.
Google employees who don’t want to return to the office this summer can start shopping for a nice home office. The search giant said Tuesday that it will begin letting employees come back to the office beginning July 6, and will gradually ramp up its in-person attendance throughout late summer and early fall. New York Post
President Trump has repeatedly voiced a desire to leave Afghanistan sooner than the timeline laid out in the Feb. 29 peace agreement. He may want to campaign on bringing home every soldier. New York Times
VOA VIEW: Time will tell - don't count on it.
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The Taliban stand on the brink of realizing their most fervent desire: U.S. troops leaving Afghanistan. They have given up little of their extremist ideology to do it. New York Times
VOA VIEW: It seems like the Taliban may be ahead.
U.S. House of Representatives Republicans will sue Democratic Speaker Nancy Pelosi over rule changes that allow members to vote on each other's behalf during the coronavirus pandemic, Republican aides said on Tuesday. Rueters
VOA VIEW: Pelosi is an idiot.
U.S. President Donald Trump said on Tuesday he is preparing to take action against China this week over its effort to impose national security laws on Hong Kong, but did not give details. Rueters
Joe Biden hired a senior staffer to work on voter protection issues, his presidential campaign said on Tuesday, as President Donald Trump again blasted states' efforts to expand voting by mail in light of the coronavirus pandemic ahead of the Nov. 3 election. Rueters
The AFL-CIO, the largest U.S. coalition of labor unions, endorsed Democrat Joe Biden for president on Tuesday, promising to launch an effort to beat Republican President Donald Trump in the Nov. 3 election. Rueters
VOA VIEW: The members will vote for Trump.
Federal prosecutors on Tuesday lodged mail-fraud charges against a postal worker they say altered absentee ballot requests in last month's primary election. Thomas Cooper, 47, admitted to changing information on the requests for ballots — including five where he switched the party primary from Democrat to Republican, according to investigators. ... Washington Times
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President Trump on Tuesday continued to attack sweeping plans in some states to let voters cast their ballot via mail, saying it invites mischief. "You're asking for fraud," Mr. Trump said at a White House event on insulin costs. As many Americans remain hunkered down to the coronavirus, many states ... Washington Times
The NYSE president says it will look "different" than it did before. ABC
The owner of a boat service company said the husband of Michigan's governor dropped her name while pleading to get his boat in the water for Memorial Day weekend ABC
GOP officials in several states are moving forward with preparations for increased mail-in voting. CBS
VOA VIEW: No mail-in voting.
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The CDC recommends it, but the president mocks it. CBS
VOA VIEW: It showed Biden weakness.
Trump's tweets revived a baseless theory that MSNBC host Joe Scarborough was somehow involved in the death of his former staffer. CNBC
Several Republican officials are pitching their states as possible venues for the upcoming Republican National Convention after President Donald Trump threatened to move it out of North Carolina over coronavirus restrictions. CNBC
VOA VIEW: That will teach NC stupidity.
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Dating is hard enough in the best of times. Throw in nationwide social distancing mandates, and a highly contagious virus for which there's no cure or vaccine, and you would expect the search for love to be the last thing on everyone's mind. But dating is thriving as singles turn to dating apps in record numbers. CNBC
President Donald Trump retweeted Fox News contributor Brit Hume's criticism of Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden for wearing a mask in public. CNN
Floor trading reopened at the New York Stock Exchange Tuesday. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo rang the opening bell, and traders exulted in cheers. It was the perfect setting for investors' unbridled enthusiasm about the markets. CNN
VOA VIEW: Biden did not like the good news.
The streets of downtown Miami were turned into canals on Memorial Day, stranding some drivers as a slow-moving tropical disturbance brought heavy rainfall and significant flooding to South Florida. FOX News
The Defense Department's deputy inspector general resigned on Tuesday, more than a month after President Donald Trump removed him as the Pentagon's acting inspector general, becoming the latest official in a federal oversight role to depart. Reuters
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Hong Kong police issued a warning late on Tuesday that they would not tolerate disruptions to public order, after activists circulated calls online for fresh demonstrations on Wednesday. Reuters
U.S. President Donald Trump is displeased with China over Beijing's effort to impose a new security law on Hong Kong after last year's pro-democracy unrest, White House spokeswoman Kayleigh McEnany said on Tuesday. Reuters
VOA VIEW: China is digging their own grave.
The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday declined to block a judge's ruling that requires the U.S. government to evaluate moving up to 837 potentially at-risk prisoners out of a federal prison in Ohio due to concerns about the health risks of the coronavirus. Reuters
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The World Health Organization (WHO) on Tuesday promised a swift review of data on hydroxychloroquine, probably by mid-June, after safety concerns prompted the group to suspend the malaria drug's use in a large trial on COVID-19 patients. Reuters
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said he will travel to Washington to meet with President Donald Trump on Wednesday and planned to discuss major investments in infrastructure as a way to jumpstart a U.S. economy devastated by the coronavirus pandemic. Reuters
VOA VIEW: The federal government should not bailout Cuomo's blunder.
Sales of new single-family homes rose 0.6 percent in April buoyed by a nearly 9 percent increase in the Northeast, according to figures released by the U.S. Census Bureau on Tuesday. UPI
VOA VIEW: Good news for the US, bad for Biden.
Germany's highest civil court has ruled that Volkswagen must buy back vehicles that were fitted with illegal emissions software in a landmark decision in the "Dieselgate" scandal. UPI
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There is no bias - China caused the pandemic - period. A Chinese-American advocacy group says that having city Schools Chancellor Richard Carranza oversee instruction to fight bias against Asians “is like having the KKK run training on anti-black bigotry.” The Chinese American Citizens Alliance Greater New York issued the statement ripping the “race-trafficker-in-chief’’ after the Department of Education told The Post on Saturday that Carranza now wants his controversial training programs — which seek to end anti-Latino and anti-black- bias — to also fight bigotry targeting Asians.
“Unbelievably, the man who commits explicit anti-Asian bigotry just added anti-Asian bigotry to his implicit-bias training for Department of Education staff,’’ the group charged. “This is, after all, the man who smears Asians [by claiming] they think they ‘own’ admissions to Specialized High Schools, while he pursues policies that seek to exclude large swathes of Asians from these schools,’’ according to the statement. A rep from the DOE called the remarks “toxic rhetoric” that just creates division..