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The criticism comes amid global supply-chain disruptions linked to the COVID-19 pandemic,        IndyStar
VOA VIEW: Buttigieg is an idiot.
Nearly 1,000 people flocked to a Times Square rally Saturday to protest the COVID-19 vaccine and mandates that they get jabbed. New York Post
VOA VIEW: The battle goes on.
The US Marine who posted videos on social media ripping the military for the Biden administration’s botched pullout from Afghanistan has been issued a letter of reprimand and ordered to forfeit $5,000 worth of pay over one month. Marine Lt. Col. Stuart Scheller pleaded guilty at his court-martial hearing Thursday to six misdemeanor-level charges — including willfully disobeying... New York Post

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The main House war chests for both Democrats and Republicans have a combined $128 million in the bank — more than double the sum at this point in 2020. New York Times
VOA VIEW: Republicans must win both Houses
As President Biden and his allies in Congress work to whittle down the size of their ambitious domestic plans, Democrats must sell a bill without knowing precisely what will be in it. New York Times
VOA VIEW: More like mad bill.
The Department of Homeland Security was forced to restart the program after trying to end it earlier this year. MPP forces migrants to wait in Mexico.      USA Today
VOA VIEW: The Court ordered it to restart - it made sense.
So far, 8.8 million Americans have received a booster dose of the Pfizer vaccine. Here's everything to know about booster doses of all three vaccines.       USA Today
Where the nation sees snarled supply lines and the White House warns of empty Christmas shelves, the Port of New Orleans sees opportunity. In what some might call “disruptive capitalism,” New Orleans port officials are trying to lure some of the transoceanic shipping that currently bobs for ... Washington Times
VOA VIEW: The New Orleans port might be closer to many distribution centers.
President Biden’s relationship with America’s law enforcement community has gone from bad to worse in the nearly nine months that he has occupied the Oval Office, according to veteran police officers. Rank-and-file cops and unions who broke away from Mr. Biden to endorse former President Trump now say they are ... Washington Times
VOA VIEW: Biden turned his back on violence and defunding the police.

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The Biden administration is warning the public about cyber threats against U.S. water systems that may affect clean drinking water in communities nationwide. The warning directs organizations responsible for securing water systems to be on the lookout for attacks ranging from hacks to ransomware. The advisory — which was issued ... Washington Times
VOA VIEW: Few believe Biden's threats.
The coronavirus was the leading cause of death for people ages 35 to 54 last month and made the list of top seven causes of death in other age groups, a Kaiser Family Foundation analysis found. COVID-19 ranked as the leading cause of death among people 35 to 54 years ... Washington Times
The CDC has released its public health guidance for the 2021 holiday season, offering up mostly general advice on how to prevent the spread of COVID-19. ABC
VOA VIEW: How many times will the guidance change?
Last month, Waymo, a sister company of Google, began testing its self-driving vehicles in San Francisco. Neighbors on one dead-end street realized they were seeing a lot of the cars for no apparent reason. CBS

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The opportunity to make big money in cryptocurrency is attracting huge investments to industrial-scale bitcoin mining, with thousands of supercomputers and an enormous energy demand, so much so that some companies are using power plants to fuel their operations – which may create real-world concerns for the environment. CBS News meteorologist and climate specialist Jeff Berardelli reports. CBS
VOA VIEW: Some are trying, or will try to make a quick buck.
Infighting among congressional Democrats and the White House has not only stalled President Biden’s trillion-dollar infrastructure bill — it has also forced revisions on other initiatives. Debra Alfarone reports from the White House. CBS
VOA VIEW: Dems are struggling period.
The controversial bill will head to Governor Greg Abbott's desk if the state house approves an amendment to the legislation's terminology. CBS
VOA VIEW: Men should not play with women athletes.

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Researchers observed "zero difference" in vaccination rates before and after states announced cash prize lotteries. CBS
VOA VIEW: It takes more than money to make people change their mind about taking the vaccination.
The lone surviving victim of a deadly August 2020 shooting in Kenosha, Wisconsin, is suing the city and its leaders, claiming police conspired with vigilantes. FOX News
Michigan officials charged three individuals with attempted voter fraud in relation to the 2020 general election, but have urged the public to stop spreading claims of "widespread" fraud.  FOX News
VOA VIEW: Hide the truth.
The Texas Senate passed legislation Friday that requires students to compete on school sports teams that correspond with the biological sex listed on their birth certificate. FOX News
VOA VIEW: Good!
President Joe Biden said that being a cop today is "harder than it's ever been" in a speech Saturday saying that additional support and reform is needed for the increasingly burdened and dangerous profession. UPI
VOA VIEW: Biden is not sincere.

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The United States has offered to pay an undisclosed amount to families of 10 Afghans civilians, including seven children, killed in a mistaken drone strike in August, the Pentagon said. UPI
VOA VIEW: Buying a way out of a major mistake.
Inflation, supply chain problems and reduced government payments couldn't beat back demand from consumers who spent more money than expected in September. UPI

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