A camera crew member on the film 'Rust' disputed claims by actor Alec Baldwin that he didn't pull the trigger on the Colt .45 prop gun, fatally shooting the movie's cinematographer and injuring its director. LA Times
VOA VIEW: Only a fool believes that a gun can fire itself.
Dr. Anthony Fauci told Fox News host Neil Cavuto Friday that the Omicron variant is likely to spread through migrants in the southern border “no matter what.” New York Post
At times, you might have been forgiven for thinking that oral arguments over the Dobbs case were being held before the Health and Human Services Committee of the Pennsylvania state Senate or some other legislative body. New York Post
VOA VIEW: A good and valid point.


Sen. Joe Manchin III, a key swing vote for the White House’s agenda, is backing a Republican-led effort to overturn President Biden’s national vaccine mandate for private businesses. Mr. Manchin, a West Virginia Democrat, plans to co-introduce a resolution disapproving of the mandate within the Senate next week. Washington Times
VOA VIEW: A smart political move.
Former Trump Department of Justice official Jeffrey Clark has postponed his scheduled deposition before the House committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol due to a medical condition, the committee announced Friday. Committee spokesperson Tim Mulvey said in a statement that Mr. Clark informed the panel through his ... Washington Times
VOA VIEW: Dems are not happy.
Parents lambasted Fairfax County Public Schools this week for returning two controversial books to the library and making left-wing class assignments. Stacy Langton, a parent of a public school system student, excoriated the board for the schools’ decision to return “Lawn Boy” and “Gender Queer: A Memoir” to library shelves ... Washington Times
VOA VIEW: As any parent should be.
The U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom has admonished Facebook for not doing enough to protect Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar from hate speech. The independent federal commission slapped the social media giant in a report Friday titled "Protecting Religious Freedom Online” that more widely called for regulators of online speech ... Washington Times
VOA VIEW: 230 must be removed.
Not every book written by a prominent Black author focuses on racism and oppression, although you wouldn't necessarily know that by looking at the latest Barnes & Noble promotional. After the bookseller sent out a plug for books by leftist authors, Black conservatives called on the company ... Washington Times
VOA VIEW: A very valid point.
The state of Oklahoma has sued the Biden administration over a Defense Department mandate that its National Guard forces must get the COVID-19 vaccine, calling it an unconstitutional and dangerous overreach by the federal government. The lawsuit, filed late Thursday, seeks a temporary injunction and a permanent restraining order against ... Washington Times
VOA VIEW: Biden should lose.


More American adults are living alone than ever before, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. The Census Bureau reported this week that 28% of all U.S. adults aged 18 and over lived alone in early 2021, more than double the 13% recorded in 1960. Washington Times
VOA VIEW: Interesting!
An appeals court peppered DOJ attorneys Friday with questions over whether it's appropriate for the DOJ to defend Donald Trump against E. Jean Carroll's defamation suit. ABC
VOA VIEW: The left pushes any way they can against Trump.
Sen. Bernie Sanders is asking the White House to cut back a big Medicare premium hike set to take effect in weeks and tied to a pricey Alzheimer’s drug whose benefits have been widely questioned ABC
The November jobs report fell far short of expectations. Weijia Jiang has reaction from the White House. CBS
VOA VIEW: A low amount.

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Law enforcement experts blame a combination of more guns and fewer cops for an increase in homicides in cities across the U.S. CBS
VOA VIEW: Law and Order is evaporating.
The Omicron variant has been confirmed in at least nine states across the U.S. Scientists say it appears to be spreading twice as fast as the Delta variant. Elise Preston takes a look. CBS
VOA VIEW: More will be coming.
The U.S. on Monday will join the European Union in imposing strict new travel restrictions on South Africa and several other countries in response to the new Omicron COVID-19 variant. CBS


CDC data shows nearly 2.2 million shots in arms were reported to the agency over a 24-hour period ended Thursday, the largest single-day total since May. CNBC
VOA VIEW: Fear is being used as a weapon.
The government will keep running through Feb. 18, buying Democrats time to address the debt ceiling and the Build Back Better Act. CNBC
VOA VIEW: More borrowed money.
The Biden administration said it is consulting with Congress and allies on options aimed at dissuading Russia from carrying out a potential attack on Ukraine. CNBC
VOA VIEW: Biden is weak and is hurting the nation.
Almost half of American families with young children have had a high risk of falling into poverty. That could have lasting effects on their children's lives. CNBC
VOA VIEW: These are sad times.
A recent survey of more than 7,500 childcare centers across the country found worker shortages in nearly every state, with many taking on fewer children for care as a result. CNBC
VOA VIEW: It is important to keep eyes on what is hurting Americans.

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Russian forces have capabilities in place along the Ukraine border to carry out a swift and immediate invasion, including erecting supply lines such as medical units and fuel that could sustain a drawn-out conflict, should Moscow choose to invade, two sources familiar with the latest intelligence assessments told CNN. CNN
VOA VIEW: Russia may push while the US has a weak president.
Former President Donald Trump is reportedly 'furious' over a forthcoming book written by Mark Meadows, his former chief of staff, in which Meadows says Trump tested positive for Covid-19 on September 26 - three days before his first debate with Joe Biden. CNN chief political analyst Gloria Borger has more. CNN
The women's professional tennis tour just called it quits on China. But within China, there is no news about the decision, no public discussion as to why, nor any response from Chinese tennis fans. CNN
VOA VIEW: WTA should feel proud.

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Disorder and confusion erupted in the halls outside the New Jersey Assembly on Thursday as several Republican lawmakers defied a new requirement to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination or a negative test and were blocked by state troopers— albeit briefly — from entering the ornate chamber. FOX News
VOA VIEW: Dems lost a stupid battle.
China and the United States are tussling over President Joe Biden’s upcoming democracy summit, which the ruling Communist Party sees as a challenge to its authoritarian ways. FOX News
VOA VIEW: Hopefully, Biden does not back down.
A U.S appeals court ruling, which ended in deadlock Friday, left intact a "bump stock" ban that went into place during the Trump-era. UPI
President Joe Biden signed a short-term government funding bill on Friday, avoiding the threat of a federal shutdown. UPI
When it comes to having too much to drink, no country does it more often than Australia, according to this year's Global Drug Survey. UPI
U.S. Sens. Ben Cardin and Pat Toomey on Thursday unveiled bipartisan legislation to impose mandatory sanctions against Iranian agents behind efforts to silence dissidents at home and abroad. UPI
VOA VIEW: Iran should not be allowed to show aggression.

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