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The FDA and CDC say it's OK to mix and match COVID-19 vaccines and booster shots, and in some cases it's preferred. LA Times
VOA VIEW: That's the big question.
A group of dads sprang into action following a major outbreak of violence at a Louisiana high school -- and brought peace back to the campus. New York Post
Former President Barack Obama, campaigning for the Democratic candidate for governor in Virginia, accused Republicans of "systematically" trying to prevent Americans from voting New York Post
VOA VIEW: Obama is the big loser.

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Internal documents show a struggle with misinformation, hate speech and celebrations of violence in the country, the company’s biggest market. New York Times
VOA VIEW: Facebook is full of misinformation and manipulation.
Company documents show that the social network’s employees repeatedly raised red flags about the spread of misinformation and conspiracies before and after the contested November vote. New York Times
VOA VIEW: Facebook hid and dodged needed information and facts.
The willingness of some workers to give up their livelihoods helps explain the country’s struggle to contain the pandemic. New York Times
VOA VIEW: Medical facts have been politicized.
Code Talkers, Medal of Honor recipient could replace Fort Hood, Fort Bragg and other bases named for Confederate officers who betrayed their oaths.       USA Today
VOA VIEW: Woke and PC is hurting the nation - Biden a liberal Dems are the ones betraying their oaths.
In 2019, a Facebook staffer created two fictitious accounts to see what content the platform recommended. What the research found was alarming.       USA Today
VOA VIEW: Facebook is a major problem for the nation.
A magnitude 3.6 earthquake rattled Southern California early Sunday, rousing some residents from their sleep but apparently triggering little damage.       USA Today

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Increasingly frustrated and alarmed by stalled voting rights legislation, senior Democrats are calling to amend or eliminate the filibuster rule.       USA Today
VOA VIEW: It would be a tough and stupid for Dems to eliminate the filibuster rule.
EVs cost more to power than gasoline costs to fuel an internal combustion car with reasonable gas mileage, according to an Anderson Economic Group report.       USA Today
VOA VIEW: There is something that has not been said - how are the vehicles parked while charging?
Dr. Anthony Fauci said Sunday that coronavirus vaccines could be made available for 5- to 11-year-olds early next month. During an appearance on ABC’s “This Week,” Dr. Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, said the Food and Drug Administration and its advisory committee are set ... Washington Times
VOA VIEW: Fauci is an idiot.
Former President Barack Obama painted Republican Glenn Youngkin as being out-of-touch with the middle class, urging voters to turn out for Democrat Terry McAuliffe during a Richmond stump speech on Saturday. Mr. Obama, who spoke in front of the Virginia Commonwealth University’s library, centered his speech around taking ... Washington Times
VOA VIEW: Obama is the person out-of-touch.

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The largest county correctional facility in New Hampshire is experiencing an outbreak of COVID-19. New Hampshire Public Radio reports that recently released state data shows there are 120 positive cases within the Hillsborough County jail, plus six cases among staff. The jail housed about 250 people last month. Washington Times
Paid sick leave. Taxpayer-funded community college. A phased-in $15 minimum wage. New Jersey has taken a decidedly liberal shift under first-term Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy, increasing income taxes on the wealthy, expanding voting rights and tightening the state's already restrictive gun laws. Washington Times
VOA VIEW: Murphy's progressive politics are hurting NJ.
The Border Patrol set its all-time annual record for arrests along the southern border in fiscal year 2021, according to data released Friday that puts a grim exclamation point on President Biden’s stewardship of the boundary. The 1,659,206 arrests reported over the past 12 months breaks the record number from ... Washington Times
VOA VIEW: The nation is in security jeopardy.

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Dr. Anthony Fauci appeared on ABC's "This Week" Sunday. ABC
VOA VIEW: Fauci should be fired and prosecuted.
Congressman Bennie Thompson, chair of the January 6 select committee, said that the House January 6 select committee has issued subpoenas for social media companies, including Facebook, that may be relevant to the investigation. CBS
VOA VIEW: Facebook is dirty and should be split.
IMF's chief economist Gita Gopinath weighs in on the latest with the COVID economy. CBS
VOA VIEW: Inflation will persist until Biden is neutralized.
Democrats are working to reach consensus on a framework for Mr. Biden's domestic policy agenda. CBS
VOA VIEW: Manchin will probably sell out for his interest,
CBS News' Imtiaz Tyab reports from Kabul on the state of the country following the U.S. withdrawal. CBS
VOA VIEW: The country will fail under Taliban rule.

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CBS News senior national correspondent Mark Strassmann reports on the latest in the country's battle against the coronavirus. CBS
VOA VIEW: Biden is destroying the nation.
Callers in 35 states and one U.S. territory will transition to 10-digit dialing starting on Sunday in order to prepare for an easier way across the country to call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. FOX News
VOA VIEW: Madness!
Chicago thieves were seen on camera taking thousands of dollars worth of luxury purses from a store in the city. FOX News
VOA VIEW: The country is losing law and order.

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U.S. special envoy to North Korea Sung Kim urged North Korea to respond to calls to open peace dialogue with South Korea without conditions on Sunday. UPI
VOA VIEW: Foolish thought.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Sunday said that 90% of a revised version of a sweeping social spending bill was "agreed to and written" as she expects a vote on the measure this week. UPI
VOA VIEW: The entire bill is a joke and waste.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Saturday that 10 ambassadors from Western countries, including the United States, were not welcome in the country. UPI
VOA VIEW: No real friend of the US.
The U.S. Border Patrol broke an all-time record with nearly 1.66 million arrests on the U.S.-Mexico border in fiscal year 2021. UPI
VOA VIEW: The national security is in danger under Biden.

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     AOC is an idiot. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on Saturday ripped moderate Democratic leaders who refuse to back far left-leaning party candidates for elected office, insisting they’re ignoring a significant threat of fascism.  During a rally in Buffalo, the Queens congresswoman and socialist superstar said such behavior is “embarrassing.” “When a nominee wins, I don’t try to undermine the entire political party,” Ocasio-Cortez said. “You know why? Because in the grander scheme of things we are facing a very real fascist threat in this country.

     The congresswoman was in town to back the mayoral bid of fellow socialist India Walton, who won the Democratic primary but is competing on Election Day against four-term incumbent Byron Brown, who is running as a write-in. AOC came to Walton’s defense Tuesday after state Democratic Party Chairman Jay Jacobs argued he shouldn’t have to extend his support to Democratic candidates in every case and then made a controversial comparison between Walton and David Duke, the former Ku Klux Klan leader.