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Guatemalans in Los Angeles, Houston, New York, Chicago, Atlanta, Raleigh, N.C., and other locations have until March 25 to register to vote in the June 25 presidential election. LA Times
VOA VIEW: Another voting block to help Dems - dumb for Guatemalans..
Economists expected inflation and rates to stay low for years. With Silicon Valley Bank’s implosion, Wall Street is starting to reckon with how wrong that prediction has proved. New York Times
VOA VIEW: Noone knows the final results.
The court’s opinion is not the final word on the case, but it upheld a lower court’s decision to suspend the state’s abortion ban. New York Times
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Mediators say the government and its opponents agree on some changes to a judiciary overhaul plan that has divided the country. But the process of appointing new judges remains a major obstacle. New York Times
There were good reasons to act, despite uncertainty. New York Times
VOA VIEW: Biden stupidity is the main cause.
If the former president faces criminal charges, his campaign plans to begin a broad offensive against Alvin Bragg, the Manhattan district attorney and a Democrat, accusing him of political bias. New York Times
VOA VIEW: Liberal fools will have egg on their face if they attack Trump.
Sanofi on Thursday became the last major insulin maker to cut the price of the life-saving drug. Here's why it's been so expensive and what's next.
House Republicans say Joe Biden's relatives and their associates got $1.3 million linked to China. The White House has dismissed the GOP probe.
VOA VIEW: Biden will not be able to hide the facts.
While Florida. Gov. Ron DeSantis has yet to announce a presidential bid, he a favorite to challenge Donald Trump for the GOP's 2024 nomination.
VOA VIEW: Trump will be hard to beat.
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Passing the bar in Texas could become that much more difficult for the Stanford Law School students who shouted down a conservative federal judge. Washington Times
The National Labor Relations Board has filed a complaint against Starbucks for illegal anti-union practices in four locations. Washington Times
VOA VIEW: The pro-labor administration is trying to put their thumbs on the scale of justice.
Poland’s president says his country plans to give Ukraine around a dozen MiG-29 fighter jets ABC
VOA VIEW: Good for Poland - Germany should step up.
A U.N.-backed investigation has found that Russian attacks against civilians in Ukraine, including systematic torture and killing in occupied regions, amount to war crimes and possibly crimes against humanity ABC
VOA VIEW: Clear to see - hard to prosecute.
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Fewer Americans applied for jobless claims last week as the labor market continues to thrive despite the Federal Reserve’s efforts to cool the economy and tamp down inflation ABC
British authorities say they're banning the Chinese-owned video-sharing app TikTok from government mobile phones on security grounds, following similar moves by the U.S. and European Union ABC
U.S. European Command has released dramatic declassified video taken by the MQ-9 Reaper drone that shows the moment that a Russian Su-27 fighter jet collided with it. ABC
VOA VIEW: Clear proof of the Russian disregard to international law.
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Social media and online banking have made lenders more vulnerable to digital bank runs, experts say. CBS
About eight cars derailed and the cause is being investigated, a spokesperson from the railroad said. CBS
VOA VIEW: Too many derailments - something must be done.
Sen. Marco Rubio said the U.S. should not be cowed and should continue to send aircraft into the region. CBS
Chairman Barry Loudermilk pledges to review "both sides" of Jan. 6 and will consider panel interview of Nancy Pelosi. Democrats call effort "obscene" and "political theater." CBS
VOA VIEW: Dems had a mock trial and now they are crying "political theater."
Houston ISD is the eighth-largest public school district in the United States. CBS
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Honda has issued a recall for nearly than 500,000 vehicles because of a potential issue in which seatbelts may not latch properly. CBS
The collapse of Silicon Valley Bank last Friday has left investors scrambling to identify other regional banks that have similar balance sheet issues. CNBC
Retailers including Target, Macy's and Kroger previewed their strategies for a slowdown in recent earnings reports. CNBC
VOA VIEW: The recession is already here.
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Two separate bills in Congress aim to increase pay for teachers nationally. See where educators are currently paid the most — and the least. CNBC
VOA VIEW: A national mandate is socialistic.
The bill would allow water managers to shut off water use for single-family residences in Las Vegas using more than half an acre-foot of water per year. CNBC
Plummeting bond yields, and steep drops in oil and stock prices are all signaling that investors fear a recession is now on the near horizon. CNBC
VOA VIEW: The recession already exists.
Chasten Buttigieg, the husband of Pete Buttigieg, criticized former Vice President Mike Pence's recent remark that the transportation secretary had gone on "maternity leave," telling ABC's "The View" that the dig "flies in the face" of Pence's family values. CNN
VOA VIEW: Dumb criticism.
At least four Palestinians were killed on Thursday and 23 others injured after an Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) operation in Jenin, in the occupied West Bank, according to the Palestinian Authority Health Ministry. At least five of the injured are in critical condition, the health ministry added. CNN
VOA VIEW: It is not wise to oppose Israel.
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has a clear strategy for building support for his presidential bid: chum the waters with red meat for the Republican base, then follow his rhetorical punches with legislative and executive action. From banning books in school libraries to flying migrants to blue states to firing a progressive prosecutor, DeSantis has displayed a Trumpian knack for driving media coverage. CNN
VOA VIEW: DeSantis should partner up with Trump.
You might have expected US officials to seem concerned about reports that Chinese President Xi Jinping is planning to speak with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky after Xi's likely trip to Russia next week. After all, Xi, who leads the country the US views as its greatest strategic threat, is feeling stronger than ever. CNN
VOA VIEW: Xi sees Puntin is losing and doesn't want to be involved with a loss.
Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen expressed confidence in the nation's banking system Thursday in remarks to the Senate Finance Committee following last week's collapse of two banks UPI
VOA VIEW: Yellen is an idiot.
North Korea launched an intercontinental ballistic missile Thursday morning, Seoul's military said, hours before the leaders of South Korea and Japan were set to hold a summit on regional security issues in Tokyo. UPI
VOA VIEW: NK is looking to be crushed.
Utah Gov. Spencer Cox has signed legislation banning all abortion clinics by next year, making it the latest Republican-led state to restrict the medical procedure following the overturning of Roe vs. Wade. UPI
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