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Ukraine scored its biggest victories in months in the country's northeast. But can that help break a bloody stalemate? LA Times
VOA VIEW: Hopefully, it will hurt Putin.
China's economy is slowing and its population is aging. Will that prompt its leaders to take risks now, before their power declines? LA Times
VOA VIEW: These are dangerous times.
If Democrats truly want to “save democracy” from MAGA Republicans, why is their party spending millions in this year’s primaries to boost . . . MAGA Republicans? New York Post
VOA VIEW: Dems are playing games to boost the chances of Republicans they think they can beat.
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“It’s not for nothing.” Ukraine’s backers say that an offensive over the weekend shows Western military aid is helping, and that it’s time to supply more sophisticated weaponry. New York Times
Over the past week, it also seized the phones of two top Trump advisers, a sign of an escalating investigation two months before the midterm elections. New York Times
VOA VIEW: Biden is politicizing the DOJ.
Democratic candidates have been trying to signal their independence from the White House, while not distancing themselves from his base or his agenda. New York Times
VOA VIEW: Backing Biden is a losing proposition.
Black Americans are hungry for change but about 45% said major reforms are not likely to happen within the U.S., according to a recent survey.
VOA VIEW: No additional free rides.
A new USA TODAY Network Ohio/Suffolk University poll showed Tim Ryan leading J.D. Vance by just 1 percentage point.
VOA VIEW: Ryan will lose.
California Gov. Gavin Newsom signed into law a first-of-its-kind heat wave ranking bill
to address the state's dangerous extreme heat events.
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Second Amendment advocacy organizations are blasting the major credit-card companies over their plan to distinguish gun purchases in their payment processors, panning the idea as a step toward a database of U.S. gun owners. Washington Times
VOA VIEW: The major credit-card companies will pay for their violation of the constitution and civil rights.
Peiter "Mudge" Zatko, the Twitter whistleblower who is warning of security flaws, privacy threats and lax controls at the social platform, will take his case to Congress on Tuesday. Washington Times
Freight railroads and their unions are facing increasing pressure from business groups and the White House to settle their contract dispute before Friday's looming strike deadline. Washington Times
VOA VIEW: Blackmail and extortion.
A majority of Americans say they are less likely to vote for candidates who support President Biden's student loan bailout, a new poll shows. Washington Times
VOA VIEW: All Dem candidates should bite the dust.
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The push to impeach Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas has gained more steam with America's former ambassador to Mexico saying he supports the idea. Washington Times
VOA VIEW: The sooner the better.
China’s leader Xi Jinping will travel to Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan starting Wednesday in his first trip abroad since the early days of the pandemic ABC
Jeff Bezos' rocket company has suffered its first launch failure ABC
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The former president's legal team asked a federal judge to continue blocking Justice Department investigators from using the documents seized in the Mar-a-Lago search. CBS
Millions of older Americans don't known they are eligible for financial assistance. Here's how to get help. CBS
Attorneys confirm military prosecutors and five defendants held at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, are negotiating deals in "forever trial" that would take death penalty off the table – and some victims' families are outraged. CBS
VOA VIEW: No deals should be made with terrorists.
Apple released the iOS 16 update Friday, which means anyone with an iPhone 8 or newer can install the big software update for the iPhone 14. CNBC
Apple released its latest iPhone software update Monday. It lets you unsend and edit iMessages within a certain time period. Here's how to do it. CNBC
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Mark Zuckerberg's leadership shortcomings throughout his tenure as Meta's CEO and co-founder are "continuing to derail" the tech giant, says a Harvard expert. CNBC
VOA VIEW: Zuckerberg is deranged.
In the U.S., the number of remote-capable employees working in a hybrid arrangement has increased from 42% in February to 49% in June, according to Gallup. CNBC
VOA VIEW: It will cause future problems.
Ukrainian troops broke through Russian lines near Kharkiv and reclaimed towns that have been under Russian control for months. CNN's Melissa Bell travels to a key town in the battle amid ongoing shelling in the area. CNN
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President Volodymyr Zelensky has issued a stark warning to Moscow, declaring that "history will put everything in its place" as Ukrainian troops swept through the northeastern region of Kharkiv. CNN
VOA VIEW: Russia should end the madness.
Chief Justice John Roberts says he's worried that the Supreme Court is losing "legitimacy" in the eyes of those disagree with its decisions. Addressing a judicial conference Friday in Colorado, Roberts acknowledged, "The court has always decided controversial cases and decisions always have been subject to intense criticism and that is entirely appropriate." CNN
Supporters of legalizing recreational marijuana in North Dakota succeeded last month in bringing the matter to a public vote in November. FOX News
VOA VIEW: The big excuse is the word "medical".
PA Gov. Tom Wolf was denied his request to fast-track a lawsuit that aims to prevent Republican legislation that bundles a constitutional amendment with four unrelated proposals. FOX News
Operation Fly Formula will have brought in the equivalent of 90 million 8-ounce bottles of formula by mid-September. FOX News
More than a third of Americans believe the president should have the authority to remove sitting judges, if their legal decisions "go against the national interest," according to an Axios/Ipsos poll released Monday. UPI
VOA VIEW: A foolish dumb thought.
Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen on Sunday warned that gas prices will increase again in the winter and said the Federal Reserve will "need great skill" to avoid a recession amid economic sanctions targeting Russia. UPI
VOA VIEW: Yellen doesn't know up from down.
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