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The two Republicans are battling for the future of their party. LA Times
VOA VIEW: A good point - the traitor must be demoted.
The White House doubled down on President Biden’s continued use of face masks Sunday — amid an ongoing criticism that he’s sending mixed messages on vaccines. Jeff Zients, the White House COVID-19 response coordinator, defended Biden in an appearance on CNN’s “State of the Union” on Sunday – days after the fully-vaccinated president had an... New York Post
VOA VIEW: Biden is not supporting his own science.
Voting rights activist Stacey Abrams wants to run for president someday, she said in an interview broadcast Sunday. “Do I hold it as an ambition? Absolutely,” Abrams said on “CBS Sunday Morning.” The 47-year-old Georgia Democrat told interviewer Erin Moriarty that she feels a responsibility to say she aims to run — as an example... New York Post
VOA VIEW: Abrams is an anti white racist that will never be president.

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The poll shows that 64 percent of Americans said they believe the platforms do more to divide the country -- including 77 percent of Republicans, 65 percent of independents and 54 percent of Democrats. New York Post
VOA VIEW: The big Techs must be defanged.
The vaccination rates among workers drastically trail that of vulnerable residents at the same facilities, sparking outrage from advocates who warn it could impede their ability to visit loved ones in the homes. New York Post
VOA VIEW: Sad!
House Republicans have scheduled a Wednesday vote on Cheney, who has been at odds with many in her party for voting to impeach former President Donald Trump for his role in the Jan. 6 Capitol riot and criticizing his claims that the 2020 presidential election was stolen. New York Post
VOA VIEW: Good!
Secretary of State Blinken in Ukraine to assure President Zelensky, who played role in Trump impeachment, of U.S. support against Russian hostilities. LA Times
VOA VIEW: Biden is not respected and weak.
Biden supports relaxing global trade restrictions for COVID-19 vaccines so that more countries can produce them and bring a faster end to the pandemic. LA Times
VOA VIEW: Biden does not defend US companies.
Rep. Jim Banks says Liz Cheney needs replaced in Republican House leadership. Rep. Adam Kinzinger says the effort isn't good for the party's future.       USA Today
VOA VIEW: Kinzinger is an anti Trump coward, like Cheney.

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Tropical Storm Andres forms in the Eastern Pacific off Mexico. It is not expected to threaten land, but it is notable for its early arrival.       USA Today
Fifty-eight percent of parents said they would get their kids vaccinated, and 71% said they would get vaccinated themselves, according to a survey in March.       USA Today
The owner of hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of guns, cash and other valuables stolen from a rural Wyoming home is offering a $20,000 reward for information leading to a conviction. It was by far the biggest theft in the area in the last 30 ... Washington Times
Space Force is tracking when a massive Chinese rocket body will reenter the atmosphere. ABC
VOA VIEW: Now we know.

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Scottish National Party just won its fourth straight parliamentary election. ABC
Colonial Pipeline said it learned Friday that it "was the victim of a cybersecurity attack" and has since shut down 5,500 miles of pipeline. CNBC
VOA VIEW: Hopefully the cause and culprits are found quick.
The CDC recommends that fully vaccinated people can exercise and attend small gatherings outside without wearing a face mask. CNBC
VOA VIEW: Fauci is an idiot.

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Medina Spirit's trainer Bob Baffert will be immediately suspended from entering any horses in races at Churchill Downs track, Churchill Downs said. CNBC
VOA VIEW: As it should be.
Anecdotal evidence of financial firms and investors moving to Florida hint at exponential growth, but migration data is telling a different story. CNBC
VOA VIEW: Time will tell.
Individual tax returns for 2020 are due for most Americans on May 17. Taxpayers could face penalties and have to pay the IRS extra if they miss the deadline CNBC
Biden should rethink "do-no-harm" policy as Middle East countries work through differences CNBC
VOA VIEW: Biden is going to mess-up what Trump made better.
Friday's disappointing jobs data highlights some "structural" issues in the labor market, says ADP's chief economist. CNBC
VOA VIEW: The economy will get worse under Biden.

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With second doses incoming and millions more to soon be immunized, many wonder if it's safe to celebrate their Covid shot with a booze shot. CNBC
VOA VIEW: Be smart.
Pfizer has begun seeking full FDA approval of its Covid-19 vaccine for people 16 years and older in the US, where infections are falling as more people are getting vaccinated. CNN
• Biden says he no longer understands the GOP. He has a chance to figure them out • Wyoming voters weigh in on Liz Cheney's political future • Why Republicans are ready to kill the $300 pandemic unemployment boost • Opinion: Rise of the Trumpublicans CNN
VOA VIEW: Cheney must be loyal if in a high position.

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Police shot and killed a man who repeatedly rammed his SUV through the doors of the police department in Leicester, Massachusetts, early Sunday, Worcester County District Attorney Joseph Early Jr. said at a news conference. CNN
VOA VIEW: There seemed to be proper cause.
A cyberattack forced one of the top US fuel pipelines to shut down Friday, and analysts are worried the situation could result in a spike in gas prices. CNN
The first tropical cyclone of the 2021 eastern Pacific hurricane season formed off the southwest coast of Mexico on Sunday morning. CNN
Maryland's governor on Saturday posthumously pardoned 34 victims of racial lynching in the state dating between 1854 and 1933, saying they were denied legal due process against the allegations they faced FOX News
VOA VIEW: Due process under the law is important.

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     Mayor de Blasio is refusing to allow a group of military veterans to march on Staten Island on Memorial Day — after welcoming public pot smokers to puff their way down Broadway in last week’s Cannabis Parade.  De Blasio is an idiot. “It’s a slap in the face,” Jamie Gonzalez, 57, a Marine infantryman who saw combat in Iraq during Operation Desert Storm, told The Post. Gulf War vets like Gonzalez were set to be given special honors in Staten Island’s 102nd annual Memorial Day Parade this year to mark the 1991 conflict’s 30th anniversary — until the city pulled the plug. “For many of us, a parade is a form of closure,” Gonzalez said. “We gather together and support each other.”

     “I’m incensed,” said Ted Cohen, 82, a retired Air Force reservist who was on alert through the Cuban Missile Crisis. “It’s pathetic.” The United Staten Island Veterans Organization, the association of 16 local vets’ groups that has sponsored the annual march for decades, filed a request for a parade permit with the NYPD on Feb. 27, following the same procedure they use every year in keeping with the city’s official rules.

     On March 9, the department nixed the request, citing de Blasio’s emergency executive order restricting public events due to the COVID-19 pandemic. City Hall did not respond to a message seeking comment. The brush-off came despite myriad marches in the last year that have been recognized by the city, officially escorted by cops, and often featured elected officials in the line of march. They included a slimmed-down St. Patrick’s Day Parade in March, when de Blasio participated; countless Black Lives Matters protest marches; and the cannabis rally and parade May 1, when revelers hoisted a huge inflatable spliff along a 17-block route and heard speeches from Sen. Chuck Schumer among others.