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Proposal would allow cops to sue protesters and collect financial damages. ABC
Many Republicans refuse to get vaccinated against COVID-19. Canadian Conservatives are more pragmatic. LA Times
VOA VIEW: There were fewer people to vaccinate.
The Big Apple's mayoral hopefuls are seeing eye-to-eye on at least one thing after a weekend gang shooting wounded seven bystanders outside a Queens laundromat -- the city needs to put more cops on the streets. New York Post
VOA VIEW: A fact was known by all.
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Chris Cuomo claimed Ron DeSantis was among Republicans holding vaccinated people "hostage" — sparking criticism from conservatives who accused the CNN anchor of being a COVID hypocrite. New York Post
VOA VIEW: Cuomo is an idiot.
Chuck Schumer predicted that a vote on the $1.2 trillion bipartisan infrastructure package could come "in a matter of days," as lawmakers continued to tweak the plan during a rare Sunday session. New York Post
VOA VIEW: Time will tell.
The Dixie Wildfire has at least 4,000 people under evacuation orders as it raged in the mountains in Butte and Plumas counties, the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection said. New York Post
AOC slammed the White House and her Democratic colleagues for allowing the eviction moratorium to expire, urging party leaders to reconvene the House to extend the protections. New York Post
VOA VIEW: AOC is an idiot liberal.
Silver medal-winning shot putter Raven Saunders raised her arms in an "X" formation over her head in symbolic protest on Sunday -- in violation of the Olympic ban on medal ceremony protests. New York Post
VOA VIEW: Saunders should be stripped of his medal and shown as a disgrace.
Mexicans on Sunday began to vote on whether to probe five of the country's former leaders in a referendum championed by President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador with critics calling it a political stunt. New York Post
VOA VIEW: A foolish stunt.
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Rep. Adam Kinzinger, one of the GOP members of the House's January 6 committee, leaned into the idea Rep. Kevin McCarthy may be subpoenaed.
VOA VIEW: The panel is a joke.
U.S. hospitalizations for COVID-19 are averaging nearly 35,000, a whopping 46% increase over the prior reporting week but far below the pandemic peak in early January. The nation is reporting over 300 deaths per day, on average, from the disease. That's a sharp increase from an average of 170 on ... Washington Times
VOA VIEW: Bad but not the worse.
National Institute of Health Director Francis Collins said Sunday the revised mask guidance is “mostly about protecting the unvaccinated.” “That’s where the real serious risks of illness are,” Dr. Collins told CNN’s “State of the Union.” “If you're vaccinated right now, your likelihood of getting sick is 25-fold reduced.” Washington Times
Governors of nine states bordering Canada asked the Biden administration Friday to explain why the U.S. intends to keep the northern border closed to nonessential travel for at least a few more weeks. The bipartisan group of governors wrote the secretaries of state and homeland security requesting a briefing about ... Washington Times
VOA VIEW: Not much to expect.
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The Russian hackers behind the massive SolarWinds cyberespionage campaign broke into the email accounts of some of the most prominent federal prosecutors’ offices around the country last year, the Justice Department said Friday. The department said 80% of Microsoft email accounts used by employees in the four U.S. ... Washington Times
VOA VIEW: Biden has done nothing to protect Americans.
Hundreds turned out to protest the German government’s anti-coronavirus measures ABC
VOA VIEW: This will happen worldwide.
The shortage of ammunition is even affecting law enforcement agencies. ABC
VOA VIEW: Biden has raised fear.
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CBS News’ Mark Strassmann reports that as COVID-19 hospitalizations and deaths rise, fear is a motivating factor, with vaccination rates up 30% nationally. CBS
VOA VIEW: Things are sounding bad for the nation.
Members of the Senate remained in Washington, D.C., for a rare weekend session as they await legislative text. CBS
VOA VIEW: Time will tell.
Senators are working to hammer out a bipartisan deal on infrastructure. A Supreme Court decision prevents the CDC from approving another eviction moratorium extension. Christina Ruffini reports. CBS
VOA VIEW: Not a chance for a valid extension.
Dr. Anthony Fauci says the spread of the Delta variant has "magnified the problem," with tens of millions of Americans still unvaccinated. CBS
Apple was among big tech stocks investors sold after earnings along with Facebook, Microsoft and Amazon. The earnings power of these companies has not changed. CNBC
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Choice and Compass Mining teamed up to offer tax-free bitcoin mining within an IRA, but not all accountants are sure the IRS will approve. CNBC
VOA VIEW: The operative word is "scheme."
Used car prices are at all-time highs, but there are signs that may change as new car inventory improves despite continued semiconductor chip shortages. CNBC
VOA VIEW: Inflation may take another challenge.
It's the second delay to office returns amid the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. CNBC
VOA VIEW: The country is going backward instead of forward.
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The push for a four-day workweek has gained momentum during the coronavirus pandemic, but a shorter workweek may not resonate on Wall Street. CNBC
VOA VIEW: A four day workweek would be be a big strain.
Friday's jobs report could be a catalyst that helps determine whether markets are volatile or will trade like it's the quiet dog days of August. CNBC
VOA VIEW: No jolt if jobs don't show an increase.
There comes a point in every awful horror movie where a character does something so careless and shortsighted a viewer loses faith in the storyteller. CNN
VOA VIEW: Dems are destroying the nation.
Republican lawmakers in Georgia are requesting that the state undertake a performance review of local election officials in Fulton County -- a move that could result in a GOP takeover of election operations in a heavily Democratic region of this battleground state. CNN
House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy joked at a Saturday night event that it "will be hard not to hit" House Speaker Nancy Pelosi with the speaker's gavel if Republicans take control of the chamber in the 2022 midterms and he becomes speaker. CNN
VOA VIEW: Pelosi should be ousted.
After Fox News rejected a promo from MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell for a live streamed event that seeks to prove that former President Donald Trump won the 2020 election, Lindell has pulled his ads from the network. CNN
VOA VIEW: The truth will come out.
An investigation into a middle school history lesson in Washington state found no racial intent when a teacher asked her students to clean cotton – including a pair of Black twin sisters. FOX News
VOA VIEW: Everything seems to be a race issue.
California spent nearly $200 million to set up, operate and staff alternate care sites that ultimately provided little help when the state's worst coronavirus surge spiraled out of control last winter, forcing exhausted hospital workers to treat patients in tents and cafeterias. FOX News
VOA VIEW: Dems are destroying CA.
The longtime former head of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Albany says the diocese covered up sexual abuse by priests for decades and protected clergy by sending them to private treatment instead of calling police. FOX News
VOA VIEW: No surprise for years - the Church must clean its act.
An Iranian national who lives in Montreal allegedly exported lab equipment that is controlled for nuclear nonproliferation reasons from the United States to Iran through Canada and the United Arab Emirates (UAE). FOX News
VOA VIEW: It is hard to trust an Iranian.
Halfway through the Summer Olympics in Japan, coronavirus cases are surging in the nation during a state of emergency though the outbreak is nowhere near as severe as other places in the world. UPI
Dr. Anthony Fauci on Sunday warned that COVID-19 infections "are going to get worse" as the Delta variant continues to spread rapidly, particularly among unvaccinated people, causing hospitalizations to rise. UPI
VOA VIEW: Fauci is an idiot.
A federal eviction moratorium expired Saturday after Congress failed to pass legislation extending the ban, prompting some House progressives to sleep outside the Capitol in protest. UPI
VOA VIEW: A wrongful lost cause.
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During a CNN town hall in Cincinnati, Ohio, this month, President Joe Biden called for use of a tool long touted by police reform advocates: access to police disciplinary records. “We have to have rules where you can be able to determine what the background (is), how many times a cop has violated the rules, and be able to have access to what's going on in police departments so the Justice Department can get involved in whether or not they have to change their pattern and practices,” Biden said.
The fight for access to police personnel records has picked up urgency recently, as calls for police accountability have renewed in the wake of George Floyd’s death last year, as well as other high-profile killings of Black Americans by police. Derek Chauvin, the police officer convicted of murdering Floyd, had 18 complaints filed against him during his 19 years with Minneapolis police. Chauvin used force or was involved in an incident in which force was used during eight instances.
Each police officer has a different work environment and complaints may be higher because of the unrulier actions of the inhabitants, not the disposition of the officer. Biden shows his lack of familiarity of police work and actions. A record of many complaints does not prove the police officer is bad.