NEWS - MONDAY, JANUARY 16, 2023 - NEWS
Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebrates the birthday of civil rights leader the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., who won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1964. He was assassinated four years later. CNN
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“I haven’t even introduced myself to him because it’s pretty despicable the lies that he told.” New York Post
VOA VIEW: Santos was elected by the people.
Arkansas Gov. Sarah Huckabee Sanders, who served as White House press secretary in the Trump administration, sidestepped a question on Sunday about whether she would endorse the former president's 2024 presidential run. New York Post
VOA VIEW: Time will tell.
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Abortion will become as easy as popping a pill at a New York City city-run health clinics -- making the Big Apple the national tourist destination to snuff out pregnancies, critics charge. New York Post
On Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday, the president assured an audience at Ebenezer Baptist Church that its side in the struggle would, indeed, overcome someday. Just not anytime soon. New York Times
VOA VIEW: What was the meaning?
A number of events would have to go the president’s way, and even then age is an issue. New York Times
Alvin L. Bragg finished his first year in office with a conviction of the Trump Organization, but he must still contend with rising crime. New York Times
VOA VIEW: Bragg is a fool.
The explosions Saturday smashed through all nine floors of a building in Dnipro, Ukraine, that housed an estimated 1,700 people. Sunday updates.
Transgender students at a suburban Dayton, Ohio school are allowed to use the restroom that aligns with their gender identity.
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Republicans say the White House needs to provide more information about Biden's handling of classified information. Democrats say it's all political.
VOA VIEW: Dems are getting a taste of their own medicine.
The discovery of classified documents in Joe Biden's private office and garage raise questions about his handling, archiving of government records.
VOA VIEW: Biden's document debacle is indefensible.
Ohio's restrictive new election law significantly shortens the window for mailed ballots to be received - despite no evidence that the extended timeline has led to fraud or any other problems - and that change is angering active-duty members of the military and their families because of its potential to disenfranchise them. Washington Times
Iran said Saturday it had executed a dual Iranian-British national who once held a high-ranking position in the country's defense ministry despite international warnings to halt his death sentence, further escalating tensions with the West amid the nationwide protests now shaking the Islamic Republic. Washington Times
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The Biden administration is nearing deals with two Pacific Island nations to extend ties that are considered critical to maintaining balance in the U.S.-China rivalry for influence in a region where the Chinese are rapidly expanding their economic, diplomatic and military clout. Washington Times
VOA VIEW: The US must put China is check.
They want White House to turn over all information related to its searches. ABC
VOA VIEW: Biden is facing some of what Trump went through.
Italian energy giant Eni has announced what it calls a significant gas discovery offshore of Egypt in the eastern Mediterranean ABC
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President Joe Biden has made a historical pilgrimage to what he calls "America's freedom church" to mark Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday. CBS
VOA VIEW: Biden is sucking up to blacks.
Rep. Dan Goldman told "Face the Nation" the Biden administration's actions regarding the documents marked classified is in "direct contrast" to former President Donald Trump's. CBS
VOA VIEW: The Biden administration has no book and is against all laws.
Lawyers for President Biden found more documents marked as classified at his home in Wilmington, Delaware, than previously known, the White House acknowledged in a statement Saturday. CBS
VOA VIEW: More will be discovered.
The answer to that question is one factor determining whether some vehicles qualify for the EV tax credit. CBS
VOA VIEW: Most EV tax credits are phony.
Mark Cuban says skeptics laughed in 1995 when he launched Broadcast.com, the streaming audio startup that eventually sold to Yahoo for $5.7 billion. CNBC
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JPMorgan, the biggest U.S. bank by assets, now expects a recession as its most likely scenario. CNBC
VOA VIEW: A recession is already in play.
Washington, D.C., is poised to be the next major city to eliminate bus fares as the zero-fare transit movement picks up speed in the U.S. CNBC
Tesla’s sales miss and just-announced price cuts pose the question: Is the new electric vehicle industry going through its first downturn – and is it ready? CNBC
VOA VIEW: The EV market is facing reality.
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Electric vehicle maker Tesla is cutting prices in the United States and throughout Europe again, according to listings on the company's website. CNBC
The Office of the Director of National Intelligence released a new report about UFO sightings in the United States. The US government has received over 350 UFO sighting reports since March 2021, half of which remain unexplained. CNN
VOA VIEW: Much is kept under wraps, why.
Twitter has secured a ruling allowing the social media company to force several laid-off workers suing over their termination to pursue their claims via individual arbitration rather than a class-action lawsuit. CNN
VOA VIEW: There are no bases for a class action lawsuit.
Abortion rates in Texas plummeted nearly 99% just two months after the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade and returned abortion rights decisions back to the states. FOX News
At least 74 sheriff's offices in the state of Illinois have posted statements vowing to defy gun control legislation signed into law by Gov. Pritzker earlier this year. FOX News
VOA VIEW: As they should.
A federal judge sided with the state of Florida regarding the "Stop WOKE Act" that Gov. Ron DeSantis signed into law, saying the state did not violate a court order. FOX News
COVID-19 is easing worldwide with a weekly 23% decrease in cases and 13% drop in deaths with one big qualifier: excluding mainland China where the virus emerged three years ago. UPI
VOA VIEW: The China numbers are suspect.
Former Russian President Dmitry Medvedev suggested that Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida should disembowel himself as he accused the leader of shameful subservience to the United States. UPI
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