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Donald Trump Just Hit A New Low In The La David Johnson Fiasco
On Monday, in an interview with "Good Morning America," Johnson, the widow of slain Sgt. La David Johnson, spoke for the first time in public about her phone call with Trump. She confirmed Wilson's account that Trump had told her that her husband "knew what he was getting into" and added: "It made me cry because I was very angry at the tone of his voice and how he said it. He couldn't remember my husband's name." CNN
VOA VIEW: The woman is a fool.

‘Let Us Do Our Job’: Anger Erupts Over EPA’s Apparent Muzzling Of Scientists
The Trump administration’s decision to prevent government scientists from presenting climate change-related research at a conference in Rhode Island on Monday gave the event a suddenly high profile, with protesters outside, media inside and angry lawmakers and academics criticizing the move. Washington Post
VOA VIEW: Liberals hate not being able to get their way.

Joint Chiefs Chairman Gives Timeline Of Niger Ambush
Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Joseph Dunford on Monday provided a timeline of the ambush on a team of U.S. Army Green Berets and soldiers in Niger. During a Pentagon briefing, Dunford said the U.S. troops requested additional support an hour after they were ambushed by about 50 Islamic State fighters who killed four U.S. and five Nigerien soldiers Oct. 4. UPI

Borrowers With Higher Student Debt Less Likely To Default
People who borrow more money to pay for their education are less likely to default on student loans, an analysis of U.S. Education Department statistics indicates. The analysis by RTI International, published Monday, found that though they face higher payments, students who spend more on their education are in a better position to pay off their loans in the future without defaulting. UPI
VOA VIEW: The more money owed, the bigger the education investment.

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Studies Reveal Power Of Liberal Bias Among Politically Active Internet Giants
Robert Epstein tried a simple experiment in the run-up to the presidential election: running searches on Google and Yahoo for political topics. The results were stunning. Google searches returned twice as many pro-Hillary Clinton news articles as Yahoo searches. Washington Times

Take That, North Korea: US Military Capabilities In The Pacific
Aircraft assigned to Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 11 perform a fly-by performance for Sailors and their family members on a tiger cruise aboard the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68). Nimitz is transiting the U.S. 3rd Fleet area of responsibility after spending eight months deployed to the U.S. 5th, 6th and 7th Fleet area of responsibility. Washington Times
VOA VIEW: North Korea has not clue and no chance against the US.

Amazon Receives 238 Bids For Its Second Headquarters
Amazon says it received 238 proposals from North American cities, states and provinces interested in serving as the online retailer’s second home. The tally, released on Monday, includes cities in 43 states — all except Arkansas, Hawaii, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Vermont and Wyoming — as well as the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. Outside the U.S., cities from seven Canadian provinces applied, as did cities in three Mexican states. Seattle Times

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Oswald Killed JFK, Says Veteran Israeli Reporter Whose Father Knew Assassin
As conspiracy theorists eagerly await what they hope will be a smoking gun in the Kennedy assassination upon Thursday’s release of declassified government information, one man with close ties to the investigation says it will likely be much ado about nothing. Over the weekend, US President Donald Trump tweeted that the documents – including FBI and CIA reports detailing the controversial November 1963 murder – will finally be released to the public by the National Archives, via a congressional mandate. J Post

North Korea Suspected Of Building Arsenal Of Biological Weapons
North Korea is suspected of building an arsenal of biological weapons (BW) designed to sow fear and panic in the Korean peninsula at the start of any armed conflict, according to a new report by Harvard researchers. They detail 13 biological agents – including anthax, cholera and smallpox – as candidates for use. Telegraph
VOA VIEW: North Korea is a danger to the world.

In Neighborhood Fearing Serial Killer, Tampa Police Escort Kids To Bus Stops
Police were escorting students to school bus stops this morning as they blanket the Southeast Seminole Heights neighborhood during their investigation of three shooting deaths over a period of 11 days that they consider to be related. It was the same approach police took Sunday night as they provided an escort during a neighborhood candlelight vigil in memory of shooting victims Anthony Naiboa, 20; Benjamin Edward Mitchell, 22; and Monica Caridad Hoffa, 32. Tampa Tribune

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Kate Steinle Case That Lead To Debate Over US Sanctuary Citie
Kate Steinle’s murder fueled national outrage and became a flashpoint in the divisive debate over the twin issues of illegal immigration and U.S. sanctuary cities, and now her accused killer is getting his day in court. Fox News

Podesta News Should Rattle Dems On Russia
The most attractive lie partisans tell themselves after a defeat is that they were victims of their own virtue. The implicit argument from Democrats has been that their party lost a stunning upset in 2016 for the basic reason that the Republicans were more rotten. The sometimes explicit accusation that Republicans colluded with Russian operatives is as much a self-consolation for Democrats as it is an attack on their rivals. Fox News
VOA VIEW: Podesta's involvement looks very suspicious.

Lone Survivor Of Colo. Shooting ID'd As Best Friend Of Slain CSU Student
Family has identified the surviving victim of a double murder-suicide in Colorado last week as the best friend of one of the deceased victims who was visiting the Colorado State University student to celebrate her 22nd birthday. In a video statement released to CBS Denver, the father of Megan Dierker said she is recovering at a Loveland, Colorado hospital. Friends told CBS Denver that Dierker had traveled from Boulder, where she attends the University of Colorado, to Fort Collins to celebrate Savannah McNealy's birthday on Wednesday. The two were childhood friends and had attended a Denver-area high school together before attending separate universities, the station reports. CBS News

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Central African Republic’s Message To UN: ‘The Only Thing We Want Is Peace’
It was once known as the ‘Bridge of Death,’ the frontline between warring factions in the capital of the Central African Republic (CAR). Legendary tales were shared of the bridge being drenched in blood, with even Government security forces scared to set foot on it. United Nations

Wildlife Conservation, Sustainable Development In Spotlight At UN-Backed Conference
Unless the international community integrates wildlife conservation with sustainable development, it will not be able to protect the remaining animal species on Earth, the head of a United Nations-backed environmental treaty today said at the opening of a wildlife conference in the Philippines. United Nations

Plane Headed To Vegas Strikes Birds, Diverted To New York
A JetBlue plane from Boston to Las Vegas has struck some birds shortly after takeoff and has been diverted to New York. A JetBlue spokesman says Flight 877 struck the birds late Monday afternoon after taking off from Boston Logan International Airport. Tampa Tribune

U.S. Companies Act On Climate Despite Trump
U.S. companies are still among the most ambitious in setting targets to combat global warming despite President Donald Trump’s plans to quit the 195-nation Paris climate agreement, a 2017 survey showed on Tuesday. Reuters

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U.S. lawmakers Ask DOJ If Terrorism Law Covers Pipeline Activists
U.S. representatives from both parties asked the Department of Justice on Monday whether the domestic terrorism law would cover actions by protesters that shut oil pipelines last year, a move that could potentially increase political rhetoric against climate change activists. Reuters

House Conservatives Say Tax Bill Draft Is Coming Within Days
House and Senate leaders laid out an ambitious schedule for drafting and releasing tax legislation over the next few weeks -- a set of deadlines that must be met to try to achieve President Donald Trump’s goal of delivering major tax-rate cuts by year’s end. Bloomberg

Bannon Backs Isolation Of Qatar, Comparing Threat To North Korea
The Saudi Arabia-led isolation of Qatar over its alleged financing of terrorists and relationship with Iran is the most important foreign confrontation in the world, U.S. President Donald Trump’s former strategist Steve Bannon said in a speech. Bloomberg

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