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President Trump made history this week after appointing Richard Grenell to serve as acting Director of National Intelligence. The new job, a cabinet-level position, makes Grenell the highest serving openly gay man to hold federal office in United States history. “He is a faithful patriot and an extraordinary student of our national security apparatus and... New York Post
President Trump makes a two-day visit to the world's biggest democracy, which is greeting him with a campaign-style rally on Monday that could draw a vast crowd. LA Times
Immigrants love New York — they always have. And they are having the greatest economic effect here, out of all the states, according to a new report. The WalletHub study compared the economic impact of foreign-born populations on the 50 states and the District of Columbia. It used 23 indicators to determine which states benefit... New York Post
VOA VIEW: There is a difference between immigrants and illegal immigrants.
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Hey, why not nominate Bernie Sanders? That, it seems, is what Democrats are saying to themselves — and happily. Sanders appears to have romped in Nevada, where entrance polls indicate he even won with self-described moderates and conservatives — and remember, Bernie is the most left-wing person ever to run for the presidency. New York Post
VOA VIEW: Trump will eat Sanders lunch.
As senior officials are shown the door, a new personnel chief orders a search for political appointees as well as career officials deemed insufficiently supportive of the president. New York Times
Warren Buffett on Saturday forcefully defended Berkshire Hathaway Inc's decision to invest heavily in stocks of companies such as Apple Inc as he labors through a four-year drought since his last major acquisition of a company. Rueters
Police in North Macedonia say officers on border patrol found 47 migrants in an abandoned truck in the country’s southeast, near the borders with Bulgaria and Greece. The parked truck was discovered late Friday with the driver gone and migrants from Afghanistan, Pakistan and Iraq ... Washington Times
HONOLULU (AP) - Some workers in Hawaii who test positive for marijuana during drug tests would no longer face punishment if they hold a prescription for cannabis under a legislative proposal. The measure would protect employees from being fired or from hiring discrimination as a state-approved medical cannabis cardholder under ... Washington Times
2020 Democrats face major cash crunch ahead of competitive primaries. ABC
VOA VIEW: They are all worthless.
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Republican lawmakers in Maryland are criticizing a history lesson at a public high school near Baltimore that compared President Donald Trump with Nazis and communists ABC
VOA VIEW: There should be no federal funds for left leaning schools.
O'Brien's comments come after a House Intelligence Committee briefing on Russian efforts in the upcoming election CBS
VOA VIEW: The Dems are stirring the pot, again.
After the Nevada caucus win, Sanders was set to open up a pledged national delegate lead over Pete Buttigieg, according to NBC News. CNBC
VOA VIEW: Dems have a major problem.
The Washington Post reported Friday that President Donald Trump and U.S. lawmakers have also been informed about the Kremlin's assistance to Sanders. CNBC
VOA VIEW: Dem foolishness.
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Actor and director Clint Eastwood, a longtime supporter of Republican candidates, appeared to back Democratic candidate Michael Bloomberg for president and criticized President Donald Trump's behavior in office in an interview published in The Wall Street Journal Friday. CNN
VOA VIEW: Eastwood will lose a following and his films will suffer financially.
A person was killed Saturday night at the Krewe of Endymion parade in New Orleans when they were hit by a float, according to the city's emergency preparedness campaign. CNN
For Pete Buttigieg, it's now all about Bernie Sanders. CNN
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A California sheriff is refusing to ignore subpoenas for information from the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. FOX News
Bernie Sanders scored a decisive victory in the Democratic presidential caucuses in Nevada on Saturday and gained a fresh burst of momentum, while Joe Biden appeared headed to a second-place finish that will give his struggling campaign new hope. Reuters
Mainland China had 648 new confirmed cases of coronavirus infections on Saturday, the National Health Commission said on Sunday, up from 397 the previous day. Reuters
A third plane with five Hong Kong residents who were quarantined on the Diamond Princess cruise in Japan for more than two weeks landed early on Sunday in the Asian financial hub. Reuters
Early returns from Iran's parliamentary election show conservative allies of Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei gaining a sizable majority. UPI
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Greyhound has announced it will no longer allow U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents to conduct routine immigration checks on its buses without warrants, reversing a statement two years ago that it would allow them. UPI
VOA VIEW: Foolish change.
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First Trump, now Sanders. Dems are making up a problem. U.S. officials have reportedly told Sen. Bernie Sanders that Russia is attempting to help his presidential campaign, a revelation that follows U.S. intelligence officials briefing Capitol Hill that the Kremlin may also be attempting to help President Donald Trump in 2020 as they did in 2016. Sanders in a statement disavowed any alleged assistance from Russia President Vladimir Putin.
"I don't care, frankly, who Putin wants to be president. My message to Putin is clear: stay out of American elections, and as president I will make sure that you do." The warning about the Russia effort to help Sanders, which was first reported by The Washington Post, was also information given to Trump and lawmakers on Capitol Hill.
Sanders acknowledged he was briefed "about a month ago" about Russia's efforts, telling reporters Friday that he was "told Russia and other countries" were interfering in the elections. "It was not clear what role they were going to play," he explained. "We were told that Russia and maybe other countries were going to get involved in this campaign." When asked why this news was just coming out after he was briefed a month ago, Sanders said, "I'll let you guess, one day before the Nevada caucus. Why do you think it came out? It was the Washington Post? Good friends," he said