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The US House of Representatives voted to scold President Trump on Tuesday for his “go back” to your country tweets targeting four non-white congresswomen. Following a chaotic debate, reps passed a resolution 240-187 largely along party lines that condemned Trump’s comments as “racist.” “President Donald Trump’s racist comments have legitimized fear and hatred of new... New York Post
VOA VIEW: The Dems have further hurt any comeback in 2020.
Hundreds of immigrants showed up at border crossings Tuesday in hopes of getting into the U.S. but faced the likelihood of being turned away under a new Trump administration asylum rule that ... Las Vegas Sun
VOA VIEW: The new asylum rules make sense.
Army Secretary Mark Esper, President Donald Trump's nominee to become secretary of defense, told his Senate confirmation hearing Tuesday that the United States should pursue diplomatic solutions to ... Las Vegas Sun

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Taxpayer-funded family planning clinics must immediately stop referring women for abortions, the Trump administration says, advancing its effort to remake government policy on ... Las Vegas Sun
VOA VIEW: Good!
Trump to cut humanitarian aid to Central American countries, despite the poverty there that is sending migrants to U.S., and give the money to favored Venezuelan opposition leaders. LA Times
President Trump wants to give the US flu vaccine production a shot in the arm. The former vaccine skeptic is working on an executive order that would direct the Health and Human Services department to overhaul how it cooks up flu vaccines, and he also has plans to encourage more Americans to get their shots,... New York Post
The United States on Tuesday announced sanctions on the Myanmar military's Commander-in-Chief Min Aung Hlaing and other military leaders it said were responsible for extrajudicial killings of Rohingya Muslims, barring them from entry to the United States. Rueters
Support for U.S. President Donald Trump increased slightly among Republicans after he lashed out on Twitter over the weekend in a racially charged attack on four minority Democratic congresswomen, a Reuters/Ipsos public opinion poll shows. Rueters
VOA VIEW: As it should be.
U.S. Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell said on Tuesday public debate should be on ideas, not personal attacks, in his first public remarks on a controversy touched off by President Donald Trump's racially charged attacks on four Democratic congresswomen. Rueters

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Another legal fight is underway over home marijuana delivery in California. A cannabis company is suing Santa Cruz County, claiming that it’s violating state law by prohibiting deliveries by out-of-county retailers into a swath of unincorporated areas. The East of Eden Cannabis Co. lawsuit filed last week in Superior Court in […] Seattle Times
VOA VIEW: Foolish thought - pot should not be sent by mail.
House GOP leaders declined to condemn Donald Trump's racist remarks urging Democratic congresswomen to "go back" to where they came from.        USA Today
VOA VIEW: Good!
Planned Parenthood president Leana Wen says she was removed from her role due to "philosophical differences" with the board of the reproductive giant.        USA Today
VOA VIEW: A foolish mistake.
In an all-employee meeting Tuesday, senior Trump officials told Bureau of Land Management staffers that most of them must leave Washington by the end of next year, under the Interior Department's reorganization plan. Washington Post

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Eric Garner, an unarmed black man, was put in an apparent chokehold. ABC
VOA VIEW: The evidence was not there and clear to indict.
The statement Tuesday appears aimed at applying more pressure on the U.S. ABC
VOA VIEW: NK is making a major mistake.
The US president hits back after his controversial attack on four minority Democratic congresswomen. BBC
VOA VIEW: Good - the Squad are nasty poor excuses of Congress members.

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Rosselló's office has been rocked by high-profile corruption arrests and escalating protests following his vulgar private messages with staff CBS
VOA VIEW: Rossellio should resign.
Just five Democratic presidential candidates raised nearly three-quarters of the $137 million raised between the end of March and the end of June. CBSN political reporter Caitlin Huey-Burns and Wall Street Journal politics reporter Tarini Parti spoke to CBSN's "Red & Blue" about candidates' second quarter fundraising. CBS
More Democratic presidential candidates are criticizing President Trump for his string of racist tweets and comments targeting four freshman members of Congress. CBSN political reporter Caitlin Huey-Burns spoke to CBSN's Reena Ninan about the response to the president and the overall state of the race. CBS
VOA VIEW: They should be - lift wing radicals.
The Senate majority leader defended the president's controversial tweets targeting four congresswomen CBS
VOA VIEW: True!
Three civil rights groups filed a federal lawsuit on Tuesday challenging the Trump administration's new asylum rule, which bars asylum claims from most noncitizens who travel through another country on their way to the United States. CNBC
VOA VIEW: Anti America fools.

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Google VP of policy Karan Bhatia started sweating early as hearing chair Ted Cruz brings out an internal presentation created within the company. CNBC
VOA VIEW: Google must be regulated.
President Donald Trump's racist comments about Democratic congresswomen have won him renewed support from white supremacists who had been losing faith that he was the hero they wanted to create a prospering White America. CNN
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on Tuesday defiantly responded to President Donald Trump's continued attacks on her and other minority Democratic congresswomen, calling him out for the various sexual assault allegations made against him and his boasts on the infamous 2005 "Access Hollywood" video. CNN
VOA VIEW: Cortez is hurting the Dem party.

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A New York federal judge has issued an order definitively blocking the Trump administration from adding a citizenship question to the 2020 census in any form, despite the administration's insistence it has abandoned plans to add a question on the census. CNN
Los Angeles MS-13 gang members were charged Tuesday with the “medieval-style” slayings of seven people, including a rival gang member who had his heart cut out of his chest. FOX News
A Minnesota city council on Monday reportedly agreed to reinstate the Pledge of Allegiance at meetings, weeks after the group sparked a widespread -- and high-reaching -- backlash by removing the pledge's recital. FOX News
VOA VIEW: Great!
Jeffrey Epstein was famously rich, often referred to as a billionaire in news reports, but Tucker Carlson highlighted Monday that no one seems to be able to answer an obvious question: how much money does Epstein have and how did he make it? FOX News
“Israel represents 0.1% of the world population, but Israel receives 78% of the UN condemnations – not Iran, not Syria, not Yemen, not North Korea, but Israel. The hypocrisy is mind blowing.” Jerusalem Post
Amazon.com Inc has a promotion for U.S. shoppers on Prime Day, the 48-hour marketing blitz that started Monday: Earn $10 of credit if you let Amazon track the websites you visit. Reuters
VOA VIEW: Only fools would take the offer.
Iran and the United States sent mixed signals on Tuesday about resolving their disputes as Iran's supreme leader threatened to further breach the 2015 nuclear deal while the U.S. president cited "a lot of progress." Reuters
The United States has tightly restricted the travel of more than a dozen Iranian diplomats and their families living in New York, according to a U.S. diplomatic note to sent to the Iran mission to the United Nations and seen by Reuters on Tuesday. Reuters
President Donald Trump on Tuesday said the United States will not sell Turkey any F-35 jets after the Middle Eastern country purchased a Russian missile defense system. UPI
VOA VIEW: Good!
China is disputing claims from U.S. President Donald Trump the Chinese economy is slowing because of high tariffs imposed by the United States. UPI
VOA VIEW: China will lose a battle with the US.
A federal judge in Washington, D.C., tightened a gag order Tuesday for political operative Roger Stone, completely banning him from using any social media sites. UPI
VOA VIEW: Stone is his worst enemy.

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     Facebook's currency plan must be stopped.   The Trump administration came out strongly Monday against Facebook's ambitious plan to create a new digital currency, as the Treasury chief warned it could be used for illicit activity such as money laundering, human trafficking and financing terrorism.

     Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin expressed "very serious concerns" about the currency proposed by the social network giant, to be called Libra. "This is indeed a national security issue," Mnuchin told reporters at the White House. His comments came a few days after President Donald Trump tweeted that Libra "will have little standing or dependability."

     Trump, fresh off a "social media summit" he led at the White House that gathered conservative critics of Big Tech, tweeted last week: "I am not a fan of Bitcoin and other Cryptocurrencies, which are not money, and whose value is highly volatile and based on thin air. Unregulated Crypto Assets can facilitate unlawful behavior, including drug trade and other illegal activity."

     If they want to get into the financial business, Facebook and its dozens of partner companies in the venture will have to accept the kind of tight regulation that banks are under, the president said. The Treasury chief's comments went further, though, tying Libra directly to concerns over potential use for money laundering, drug and human trafficking, tax evasion and other crimes.