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Andrés Manuel López Obrador suggests he'll instead send his foreign minister to the Summit of the Americas in Los Angeles next month. LA Times
VOA VIEW: Biden gets another slap in the face.
There is some evidence to indicate that some victims may have been alive and in need of medical aid while authorities waited outside for backup. LA Times
VOA VIEW: The new facts look bad for law enforcement.
A scathing report documents how Southern Baptist leaders stonewalled and denigrated survivors of clergy sexual abuse. LA Times
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The Daily Beast has issued an apology to the Delaware computer repairman who acquired Hunter Biden’s laptop. New York Post
VOA VIEW: The Daily Beast us trying to limit their liability.
Gunman Salvador Ramos emerged from his hiding spot and opened fire on authorities entering the classroom behind a tactical shield, an anonymous CBP official told The Washington Post. New York Post
VOA VIEW: And the truth is ...
Above all else, activists and politicians at the gathering sought to divert pressure to support popular overhauls like expanded background checks by seizing on the issue of school safety. New York Times
VOA VIEW: The truth hurts Dems.
The housing market has altered the math of moving for nearly everyone. New York Times
An intense news conference Friday included acknowledgments from authorities that police were too slow to confront the Uvalde, Texas, gunman.
VOA VIEW: The media pushed for information faster than it was available,
Visitors to the NRA's annual conference can carry firearms, but the Secret Service is prohibiting firearms from a forum featuring Donald Trump.
VOA VIEW: It was a valid decision.
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Former President Donald Trump on Friday told the National Rifle Association convention that the solution to school shootings was massive security upgrades at all of America's schools. Washington Times
The police official blamed for not sending officers in more quickly to stop the Uvalde, Texas, school shooting is the chief of the school system's small police force, a unit dedicated ordinarily to building relationships with students and responding to the occasional fight. Washington Times
VOA VIEW: Give time for all the facts to be uncovered.
Medicare recipients will get a premium reduction - but not until next year - reflecting what Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra said Friday was an overestimate in costs of covering an expensive and controversial new Alzheimer's drug. Washington Times
VOA VIEW: A guessing game.
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott said Friday he was "livid" after learning he received partially inaccurate information about the Uvalde school shooting response, fuming that he was initially "misled" by law enforcement. Washington Times
VOA VIEW: Too quick to make the unverified info public,
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Republican Mehmet Oz declared himself the "presumptive nominee" in Pennsylvania's GOP Senate primary on Friday, two days after an automatic recount was triggered by results showing he was roughly 900 votes ahead of Republican rival David McCormick. Washington Times
VOA VIEW: Smart, but tricky move.
The Department of Homeland Security announced plans Friday to restart limited border wall construction, closing a "gap" in the barrier in Arizona that appears to have been left when President Biden stopped construction on his first day in office. Washington Times
VOA VIEW: The whole wall should be finished.
House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy indicated that he won't cooperate with the House committee investigating the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the U.S. Capitol unless they provide him in advance the materials they will rely on in questioning. Washington Times
VOA VIEW: It is a liberal fraudulent committee.
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A split has emerged among Democrats over an investigation by the Biden administration into whether China is subverting U.S. tariffs on solar panels that opponents say are crippling the clean energy industry. Washington Times
Conservatives have launched new initiatives aimed at removing "woke politics" from corporate boardrooms as the annual season of shareholder meetings winds down. Washington Times
A federal judge on Friday dismissed Donald Trump’s lawsuit against New York Attorney General Letitia James, allowing her civil investigation into his business practices to continue ABC
VOA VIEW: Liberal stupidity.
The U.S. is targeting two Russian banks in sanctions over their alleged support for North Korea’s nuclear and ballistic missile programs ABC
An inflation gauge closely tracked by the Federal Reserve rose 6.3% in April from a year earlier, just below a four-decade high set in March and the first slowdown since November 2020 ABC
VOA VIEW: Still high over past 40 years.
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Nearly 20 officers were in a hallway for more than 45 minutes before agents used a master key to open a door and confront the gunman, authorities said. CBS
VOA VIEW: So, they say - who really knows?
The 90 minutes between when the gunman first arrived at the scene and when he was killed are under intense scrutiny. CBS
VOA VIEW: Too many contradicting public statements made.
In celebration of her birthday, Barbie is also making a donation in Cox's name to TransFamilySOS, a nonprofit that is on a mission to create a more gender affirming and accepting community. CBS
VOA VIEW: Mattel is making a major mistake.
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Advocates expressed anger and disappointment on Friday in response to news that the Biden administration is leaning toward $10,000 in student loan relief. CNBC
VOA VIEW: No loan forgiveness should be made.
Durban, co-CEO and managing director of private equity firm Silver Lake, was on the board when it approved Twitter's sale to Elon Musk last month. CNBC
The National Rifle Association still has a bevy of assets that it can use to influence the gun policy debate despite financial and internal turmoil. CNBC
VOA VIEW: The NRA is still influential to many.
Trump and Sen. Ted Cruz are set to speak at the NRA's annual meeting in Houston, just days after a gunman killed 19 children and two adults in a Texas school. CNBC
Houston will increase security measures for the NRA's three-day convention as the gun-rights group comes under fire following the Uvalde school shooting FOX News
Russia's military is gaining ground in Ukraine's east as they continue to try to encircle Severodonetsk. Ukraine denied that the city is surrounded and said fighting continues there. UPI
VOA VIEW: Putin is getting madder and madder.
Inflation slowed slightly in April in the United States but it is still near a 40-year high. Income, disposable income and consumer spending all rose in April despite the ongoing inflation. UPI
China and Russia shut down a U.S.-led U.N. Security Council resolution to impose additional sanctions on North Korea, highlighting a widening geopolitical divide that Washington warned would "embolden" the regime. UPI
VOA VIEW: China and Russia are looking to expand their isolation.
Leaders of the Southern Baptist Convention on Thursday night released a list naming hundreds of ministers and church employees who have been accused of sexual abuse over the last 20 years. UPI
VOA VIEW: What will be next?
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