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A Senate panel is calling on the Facebook and Twitter CEOs to defend their handling of disinformation in the race between President Trump and Joe Biden. LA Times
VOA VIEW: They did the best they could to give Biden a win.
New York’s dictatorial Gov. Andrew Cuomo may have finally met his match. The Roman Catholic Diocese of Brooklyn, led by Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio, is asking the US Supreme Court to strike down Cuomo’s Oct. 6 executive order virtually shutting down houses of worship in areas of Brooklyn and Queens. New York Post
VOA VIEW: Cuomo is an idiot.
CEO Jack Dorsey admits that Twitter made “a mistake” in censoring The Post’s reporting on Hunter Biden’s overseas business dealings. It’s a start. “We recognize it as a mistake that we made, both in terms of the intention of the policy and also the enforcement action of not allowing people to share it publicly or... New York Post
VOA VIEW: A major mistake that helped Biden get a big edge.
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As commander in chief, the president has a sacred responsibility to the nation’s men and women in military uniform. Their lives and honor depend on him — they are not toys to be played with by schemers who like to draw lines on a map. Donald Trump won the White House four years ago with... New York Post
VOA VIEW: The military favors Trump almost 100%.
President Trump is applying more sanctions on Iran that would be hard to reverse. Tehran, facing elections in June, has its own demands. New York Times
The New Orleans parades in February this year were blamed for an early outbreak of COVID-19. Now 2021's parades are canceled.
Former President Barack Obama, hawking his massive new memoir, sounds like someone who is still unaware that his FBI spied on the Trump campaign in 2016. In a book-tour interview with Oprah Winfrey, Mr. Obama says he's eager for presumptive President-elect Joseph R. Biden "to re-establish that we don't use ... Washington Times
For many of the officials who helped guide the nation through the presidential election, the protests and cries of voter fraud have been both baffling and frustrating. ABC
VOA VIEW: If the shoe fits.
The chief executives of Facebook and Twitter faced lawmakers Tuesday for a wide-ranging grilling on their platforms about the 2020 election. ABC
VOA VIEW: Facebook and Twitter must be sanction and dropped in size.
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California businesses face new restrictions after months of ever-changing rules to stem the pandemic ABC
The new acting defense secretary has announced American troop reductions in Afghanistan and Iraq that will leave 2,500 troops in each country by mid-January. ABC
VOA VIEW: It's about time.
States in the U.S. are renewing their push for more federal money to deal with the fallout from the coronavirus outbreak and to help them distribute a vaccine when one becomes widely available sometime in 2021 ABC
VOA VIEW: Dem run states are looking to be bailed out for bad management and fraud.
Grassley, who is 87, said in a statement earlier on Tuesday that he had been exposed to someone with the virus. CBS
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The Trump campaign is seeking to block the certification of election results in several key states, alleging with scant evidence ballots were fraudulently cast. CBS
The Trump campaign is waging multiple court fights in an effort to reverse a projected victory for Joe Biden in the presidential race. CNBC
Congress has failed to pass another coronavirus stimulus bill as infections rise and state and local governments implement new restrictions. CNBC
VOA VIEW: McConnell must hold out.
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"We will go to the office somewhat, we'll do some business travel, but dramatically less," Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates said. CNBC
Georgia voters will determine which party controls the U.S. Senate in two January runoff elections. CNBC
VOA VIEW: Hopefully, Republicans will prevail.
Graham crossed another line in defending Trump. Graham probed state officials in three states Trump lost CNN
VOA VIEW: Loyalty is honorable.
The transition: Biden announces 9 key members of White House staff CNN
VOA VIEW: Biden is a mess.
President Donald Trump on Tuesday fired the Department of Homeland Security official who had rejected Trump's claims of widespread voter fraud. CNN
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President Donald Trump's order of a further withdrawal of US troops from Afghanistan and Iraq is the latest foreign policy move on a growing list in his final weeks in office that are meant to limit President-elect Joe Biden's options before he takes office in January. CNN
VOA VIEW: Good - what did Trump go through for four years?
A Virginia police chief was fired Monday after a Black state lawmaker was cleared hours earlier in the vandalism of Confederate monuments over the summer. FOX News
VOA VIEW: The fool had to go.
Pennsylvania is planning to take additional steps to address a sharp increase in coronavirus infections and hospitalizations, including requiring masks to be worn indoors with limited exceptions and requiring travelers to be tested within 72 hours or quarantining for 14 days before coming to the state, officials said Tuesday. FOX News
VOA VIEW: Royal liberal fool.
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A growing number of Black activists in Portland are openly distancing themselves from self-proclaimed “anarchists” whose violent and disruptive antics are distorting the former’s message of racial justice. FOX News
VOA VIEW: As they should.
A Black Lives Matter protester who was caught on video assaulting supporters of President Trump at Saturday's "Million MAGA March" is reportedly a journalism student at Howard University. FOX News
VOA VIEW: He should be punished very hard.
An intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) was shot down in space from a warship for the first time during a successful demonstration on Tuesday, according to the Missile Defense Agency (MDA). FOX News
Navy Secretary Kenneth Braithwaite said Tuesday in a speech that he has asked the Navy to establish a new fleet focused on the border between the Indian and Pacific Oceans. UPI
Hurricane Iota made landfall in Nicaragua late Monday as an extremely dangerous Category 4 storm, thrashing the nation with catastrophic winds and torrential rain. UPI
House Democrats on Tuesday asked the Supreme Court to postpone a hearing over the lawmakers' efforts to obtain secret grand jury material gathered by former special counsel Robert Mueller's investigators. UPI
VOA VIEW: Why are they scared?
President-elect Joe Biden announced his first round of White House staff hiring, consisting mostly of campaign loyalists and supporters. UPI
The Palestinian Authority announced Tuesday it will resume its relationship with Israel that has been stalled since May over Israel's plans to annex the West Bank. UPI
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