Black feminist author Barbara Smith fears the Supreme Court's expected ruling against abortion rights will be just the beginning. LA Times
VOA VIEW: No rights have been lost or will be lost.
Ukraine says it has driven back Russian troops around Kharkiv as U.S intelligence officials warn that Moscow is preparing for a protracted war. LA Times
“We’re probably the only civilized country that sends their troops into battle and we criticize them every day. That’s what we do,” said Adams.  New York Post
VOA VIEW: How about jailing criminals?


Unlike Biden and his fellow liberals, conservatives are the only ones with a real plan to make America affordable again. New York Post
VOA VIEW: It would be better than what liberals have or could do.
Ukrainian fighters who have been holed up in Mariupol’s Azovstal steel plant for weeks are calling on the international community to evacuate those injured in the near-constant shelling. New York Post
That great sloshing sound you hear is the tens of billions of dollars of unspent COVID-19 relief funds slopping around federal, state and local government coffers. But the Biden administration wants to appropriate billions more and is resorting to scare tactics to get it. New York Post
VOA VIEW: And more COVID money has been diverted to illegal migrant relief.
State Attorney General Letitia James suggested she's a strong booster of New York's controversial no-cash bail law and said legislators should not be overreacting to "spikes in crime". New York Post
VOA VIEW: James is a fool.
House Republicans clamored to disband the Disinformation Governance Board as the Senate confirmed Alvaro Bedoya to the Federal Trade Commission. New York Post
Inflation data showed a slowdown in annual price increases in April, but a closely watched monthly price measure continues to rise at an uncomfortably brisk rate. New York Times
VOA VIEW: Inflation will rise much higher.


The lawyer argued that mail ballots in Pennsylvania in the 2020 election could be culled in a way that would reverse President Donald J. Trump’s defeat in an electorally critical state. New York Times
VOA VIEW: Life would be great if it comes true.
New data shows a surge in overdose deaths involving fentanyl and methamphetamine. Overall, the nation saw a 15 percent increase in deaths from overdoses in 2021. New York Times
VOA VIEW: The situation is becoming desperate.
Democratic primaries in coming weeks will point to tensions within the party on how to push effectively for change, while winning elections. New York Times
VOA VIEW: Dems will lose big in November - even with help from the liberal media.
Democrats, not Republicans, are in charge in Washington. But Joe Biden faults the GOP for failing to have a plan to ease Americans' pain from inflation.       USA Today
VOA VIEW: The blame is on Biden and Dems.

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A federal appeals court ruling cleared the way for a Texas law that will allow any state resident banned from social media for their views to sue.       USA Today
VOA VIEW: The Big Tech companies should be allowed to be sued - Section 230 should be eliminated.
President Joe Biden on Wednesday labeled his predecessor, Donald Trump, "the great MAGA king" and continued sharp criticism against Republicans ahead of midterm elections that could be bruising for Democrats. Washington Times
VOA VIEW: Biden is an idiot.
A U.S. appeals court ruled Wednesday that California's ban on the sale of semiautomatic weapons to adults under 21 is unconstitutional. Washington Times


Switching to the Republican Party turned out to be a good move for some former Democrats in primary races for the West Virginia Senate. Washington Times
Teachers' unions are under scrutiny in the wake of a Harvard study that shows racial and economic achievement gaps widened during the COVID-19 virtual-learning lockdowns supported by the labor groups. Washington Times
House Democrats will move next week to pass legislation that would broaden the Federal Trade Commission's powers and force the independent consumer protection agency to probe whether the oil industry is ripping off Americans at the pump. Washington Times
VOA VIEW: Biden should be targeted.
Google on Wednesday took a big step toward pushing its Pixel product line-up down a road already paved by Apple and its array of trendsetting phones, tablets and watches ABC
Cryptocurrency trading platform Coinbase has lost half its value in the past week, including its biggest one-day drop ever on Wednesday as the famously volatile crypto market weathers yet another slump ABC
VOA VIEW: Crypto is a bad investment.

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Inflation eased slightly in April after months of relentless increases but remained near a four-decade high, making it hard for millions of American households to keep up with surging prices ABC
VOA VIEW: These are not good times.
Senate Democrats forced a vote Wednesday on a bill to codify abortion rights, but without 60 votes needed to overcome a GOP-led filibuster, the measure failed. ABC
There were no reports of damage or injuries. CBS

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Experts believe the COVID-19 pandemic is in part to blame for the increase in drug use, particularly one type of drug. CBS
Trump still needs to pay $110,000 in fines accrued and satisfy other conditions. CBS
A new Interior Department report says over 500 Indigenous children died at the boarding schools, but the department expects that number to rise into the thousands as its probe continues. CBS
VOA VIEW: Who is at fault?
Seniors are struggling after a cost-of-living adjustment last year failed to keep up with surging inflation. CBS
VOA VIEW: Needed!
Disney prides itself on storytelling, but it may need to tell a new story to investors. CNBC
VOA VIEW: Disney doesn't know the truth.
Energy prices and stocks have been rising as investors sell off equities in several industries, including technology. CNBC
Inflation is still near a 40-year high, prompting consumers to cut spending, according to a CNBC + Acorns Invest in You survey. CNBC
VOA VIEW: Biden is financially destroying the country.
The vote to codify the Roe v. Wade abortion rights decision appeared designed more to spur enthusiasm among Democratic voters ahead of the midterm elections. CNBC
McDonald's is rolling out a new grading system for its restaurants and tensions are boiling over for some owner-operators. CNBC
Homebuyer demand for mortgages is rising again, but they're turning more to adjustable-rate loans, which offer a lower interest rate. CNBC
VOA VIEW: What goes down, may come up.
Regulators in five states issued a cease-and-desist order against a casino with alleged ties to Russia that has been operating in the metaverse. CNBC
VOA VIEW: Any ties to Russian must cease.
Russian-appointed authorities in Kherson announced plans Wednesday to annex the city. UPI
VOA VIEW: Looks like any lasting peace is not in vision.
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson signed declarations Wednesday assuring mutual security protections with Finland and Sweden one week ahead of their plans to apply to join NATO. UPI
VOA VIEW: Not a good sign for Russia.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 326 points Wednesday after April's Consumer Price Index --- a key marker of inflation -- increased 8.3%, higher than analysts' expectations. UPI
Ukraine is set to begin trying the first Russian soldier for war crimes, the country's prosecutor general announced on Wednesday. UPI
VOA VIEW: A most probable exercise in futility.
President Joe Biden on Wednesday visited a farm in Kankakee, Ill., where he spoke on the impact of Russia's war on Ukraine and efforts to lower food prices in the face of rising inflation. UPI
VOA VIEW: Biden talks with no sign of action.

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