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A federal judge temporarily blocked a Florida law that penalizes anyone who knowingly transports an illegal immigrant into the state. Newsmax
VOA VIEW: It's against the law to illegally migrate into the US.
The Florida judge in former President Donald Trump's classified documents case on Wednesday held two separate hearings with the defense teams hoping to get the charges tossed out. UPI
VOA VIEW: The whole case should be dismissed.
Retirement dreams have been "significantly" curtailed in the past five years for 61% of Americans - with nearly half delaying, altering or cancelling their retirement plans. Newsmax
VOA VIEW: In the meantime, we are paying illegal migrants' cash, medical, housing, cell phone, education, etc.


Former President Donald Trump leads President Joe Biden 48% to 44% across the seven swing states included in a Bloomberg News/Morning Consult poll released on Wednesday. Newsmax
House Committee on Oversight and Accountability Chairman James Comer, R-Ky., and Rep. Katie Porter, D-Calif., are introducing a bipartisan ethics reform bill aimed at the executive branch. Newsmax
VOA VIEW: It has no real teeth.
Senate Republicans have united to block a bipartisan border security deal that many previously supported. Newsmax
"That's taxpayer money, are you f--king kidding me," one ICE officials seethed to The Post. New York Post
VOA VIEW: Madness!
The United States backed kidnapping, torture and murder in Afghanistan. New York Times
VOA VIEW: Thank Biden.
Workers in Washington have returned to the office slowly, with a pervasive and pronounced effect on the local economy. New York Times


The new case, in a Michigan farmworker, did not suggest that bird flu was widespread in people, health officials said, adding that the risk to the general public remained low. New York Times
Authorities in Iowa were continuing their search and rescue efforts a day after a tornado slammed the state. LA Times
A pro-Israel Democrat handily beat the sister of Squad Rep. Pramila Jayapal in an Oregon House primary Tuesday, an indication that the party's far-left wing may be alienating voters over its support for Gaza. Washington Times
President Biden announced Wednesday that his administration is canceling $7.7 billion in student loans for 160,000 borrowers. Washington Times
VOA VIEW: Good, but bad for Biden.

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State Assembly member Vince Fong, a California legislator backed by former President Donald Trump, has captured a special election to complete the remainder of the term of deposed former House Speaker Kevin McCarthy, which runs through January. Washington Times
VOA VIEW: Good for the GOP.
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez accused former President Donald Trump of being "broke" and needing money as a reason why he is hosting a rally Thursday in the South Bronx. Washington Times
VOA VIEW: AOC is a fool.
The air travel service rolls out "white paw treatment" for dogs. Human passengers come second. CBS
VOA VIEW: For the mega rich.


Louisiana's bill to classify abortion pills as controlled substances becomes law, the state would be the first to criminalize possession of medication abortion drugs without a prescription. CBS
VOA VIEW: It may be a little too much.
The popularity of "buy now, pay later" plans have skyrocketed in recent years, but so have consumer complaints about disputed transactions and unclear refund policies. Now, a federal regulator says the plans may not always be fair, and starting today, they're cracking down. CBS
VOA VIEW: As they should.
Former President Donald Trump has pleaded not guilty to all charges related to his alleged mishandling of sensitive government documents after leaving office. CBS
VOA VIEW: Biden take a walk on his clear unlawful possession of similar documents.
Robert F. Kennedy Jr. says that trans issues will not be a central part of his presidential campaign. CBS
VOA VIEW: It's a worthless campaign.
Inventory in April rose 9% month to month and was up 16% from the year before, but still just a 3.5-month supply at the current sales pace. CNBC

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New strains of Covid-19 are spreading globally, raising concerns among health professionals about a possible summer spike in cases. CNBC
VOA VIEW: More threats.
Federal Reserve officials appear to have “no idea” what is happening when it comes to the inflation picture in the U.S. CNBC
VOA VIEW: The Fed has no clue.
Survey data reveals that in 2022, millions of Americans reported daily or near-daily marijuana use, surpassing those who reported daily alcohol consumption. FOX News
VOA VIEW: Liberal strategy.

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Raul Benitez Santana, 32, is being held at the Snohomish County Jail in connection to the death of Washington State Patrol Trooper Christopher M. Gadd. FOX News
VOA VIEW: Liberal legal madness.
After a package containing two vials of blood was delivered, the Republican National Committee headquarters in Washington D.C. Wednesday was evacuated and locked down for roughly two hours. UPI
VOA VIEW: Scare tactics from the left.
The average age of U.S. cars and light trucks on U.S. roads has hit a record 12.6 years, according to a Wednesday S&P Mobility report. UPI
VOA VIEW: A lot of old vehicles on the road.
A Pentagon official said Tuesday that Russia has placed a "counter space weapon" into space last week in the same orbit of U.S. government satellites and could threaten them. UPI
VOA VIEW: Russia would make a serious mistake if they go rogue.
Voters in Oregon and Kentucky cast ballots in their states' primaries Tuesday, further cementing President Joe Biden as the presumptive Democratic nominee and former President Donald Trump as the Republican challenger. To UPI
VOA VIEW: Nothing new.

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      U.S. intelligence agencies virtually disregarded Hamas and other Palestinian terror groups in the years following the 9-11 attacks, The Wall Street Journal reported.  Hamas was a quiet despot.

     Instead, the focus was on leaders of al-Qaida and the Islamic State, according to U.S. officials.  Mainstream media reports in the past several weeks have asked how Israeli and U.S. intelligence failed to discover what Hamas had planned for Oct. 7, when the group’s terrorists attacked Israel.

     More than 1,400 Israelis have been killed, and more than 200 others were taken to Gaza as hostages. AP reported that the death toll among Palestinians has exceeded 8,800, according to the Gaza Health Ministry. Current and former U.S. officials said intelligence agencies had a handful of analysts tracking events in the Gaza Strip before the attacks, but the U.S. ceded the responsibility for monitoring Hamas to Israel, the Journal reported.

     "In terms of intelligence failures, which really do lie mostly on Israel, I think we should also share some blame for missing this event," Marc Polymeropoulos, a retired CIA operations officer with extensive counterterrorism experience, told the Journal. "Ceding the target to the Israelis now looks to have had consequences." Israel's intelligence services have relied on human intelligence, eavesdropping, and other technical means throughout the West Bank and Gaza.

     "It is almost inconceivable how they missed this," Polymeropoulos told NBC News.  Soon after the Hamas attack on Israel, The Washington Post's David Ignatius wrote an opinion column under the headline, "Hamas attack is an intelligence failure that may take Israel years to unravel."  "True intelligence failures result not simply from a lack of information but also an inability to understand it," Ignatius wrote. "Israelis knew the malevolent hatred that animated Hamas and its backers in Iran. What they didn’t appreciate was the creativity and competence of their adversaries. This was a level of organized malice that was, literally, unthinkable."