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More than 9,000 asylum seekers and counting have crossed this week from Mexico to Eagle Pass, Texas, where the mayor declared a state of emergency and Border Patrol agents have become overwhelmed.. LA Times
VOA VIEW: The US is being invaded.
House Speaker Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., reversed his decision to remove Ukraine aid from the Pentagon funding bill on Saturday, one day after he said he would strip the money out over objections from Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, R-Ga. Newsmax
California Gov. Gavin Newsom has vetoed a bill that would have required judges to consider each parent's affirmation of a child's gender identity amid custody disputes, saying that the legislation could be used as a way to "diminish civil rights of vulnerable... Newsmax
VOA VIEW: Civil rights must be protected.
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With the second Republican presidential primary debate just days away, former President Donald Trump maintains a huge lead in both the first-in-the-nation Iowa and the latest nationl polls conducted by the Trafalgar Group. Newsmax
VOA VIEW: Trump is the favorable choice.
Texas is dispatching additional groups of migrants to New York City amid a surge of asylum seekers crossing the southern border even as NY Gov. Hochul contends that the state has exceeded its "capacity," Newsmax
During his candidacy, President Joe Biden said that if he were elected president, migrants seeking asylum should "immediately surge to the border." Newsmax
Speaker of the House Kevin McCarthy briefs reporters following a closed-door Republican Conference meeting on how to agree on a path to funding the government. New York Post
The Nevada Republican Party approved rules Saturday for their presidential caucus that many campaigns suspect are meant to help former President Donald Trump win the state's GOP delegates. Washington Times
The landmark Washington National Cathedra l unveiled new stained-glass windows Saturday with a theme of racial justice, filling the space that had once held four windows honoring Confederate Gens. Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson. Washington Times
VOA VIEW: Liberal left wing take over.
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Homeland Security saw 304,162 unauthorized migrants enter the country in August alone, breaking the previous monthly record and heightening the challenges confronting the Biden administration. Washington Times
VOA VIEW: Biden's invasion.
California cannot ban gun owners from having detachable magazines that hold more than 10 rounds, a federal judge ruled Friday. Washington Times
The memo, first obtained by CBS News, argues the "fundamentals" of the race haven't changed. CBS
VOA VIEW: DeSantis made a desperate blunder.
New Jersey Sen. Bob Menendez and his wife were indicted Friday, accused of accepting lavish bribes in exchange for official acts. CBS
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The federal government is preparing for a shutdown spurred by Republican hardliners in Congress. On Friday, President Biden criticized members of Congress for going home for the weekend. CBS
VOA VIEW: Republicans must stay tuff.
RSV is the leading cause of hospitalization among infants, according to the CDC. CBS
VOA VIEW: The CDC is not trusted.
About 48,000 mattresses sold exclusively at Costco have been recalled due to the risk of mold exposure, according to the U.S. Consumer Product and Safety Commission. The mattresses were sold under the Novaform brand. CBS
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The United Auto Workers strike against the Big Three automakers expanded to 38 General Motors and Stellantis parts distribution centers across 20 states Friday. However, the expansion did not include Ford. Kris Van Cleave reports. CBS
VOA VIEW: The UAW is hurting its workers.
ATACMS have a range of up to 190 miles and can be launched from the HIMARS mobile rocket launchers the Ukrainian military has already received. CBS
Candidates will be facing the toughest requirements yet to participate. CBS
Goldman Sachs predicts credit card losses will continue to climb through the end of 2024 or early 2025 for most issuers. CNBC
VOA VIEW: This is hurting those who need credit cards.
Sen. John Fetterman called on U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez to resign because of his indictment on federal bribery charges. CNBC
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Biden's hastily arranged trip will occur 24 hours before Donald Trump is scheduled to arrive in the state to show his own solidarity with the auto workers. CNBC
McDonald's franchise royalty fees for U.S. restaurants will rise from 4% to 5% for operators opening new locations. CNBC
You don't need a perfect 850 credit score to qualify for most mortgages, but a higher score can save you thousands of dollars in additional interest payments. CNBC
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Kaiser Permanente is the largest nonprofit health-care organization in the U.S. serving nearly 13 million patients. CNBC
VOA VIEW: Biden is making the labor strikes to hurt all.
The "summer of strikes" needs a new name — there is no sign of a slowdown in workers walking off the job. CNBC
The central bank official said there's still the possibility that the Fed will have to raise rates further if economic data doesn't cooperate. CNBC
VOA VIEW: Interest increases are hurting all.
Social Security benefits are at risk for a "crisis" of cuts in the next decade. Here's what lawmakers say now about addressing the program's funding woes. CNBC
VOA VIEW: The elderly can't afford losing benefits.
UAW communications director Jonah Furman discussed targeted strikes as causing "recurring reputations damage and operational chaos" to the automakers. CNBC
VOA VIEW: This is not going to end well.
Alex Murdaugh defense lawyer Dick Harpootlian says jurors heard too much about unrelated financial crimes when forensic evidence pointed toward his client’s innocence. FOX News
VOA VIEW: The issue is till open.
More than half of U.S. Latinos who speak little or no Spanish have been shamed about it by other Latinos, according to a Pew Research Center survey. FOX News
VOA VIEW: It's called assimilation in the fullest.
Louisiana's governor said his administration plans to request an emergency declaration from the federal government connected to saltwater creeping into the Mississippi River. FOX News
VOA VIEW: It is a major problem.
A U.S. trade official emphasized the need for Mexico to address concerns raised by the United States regarding its energy policies during consultations held under the USMCA. FOX News
The former chair of Mississippi's Democratic Party, Tyree Irving, has initiated legal action to reclaim his leadership position, asserting that his removal in July was improper. FOX News
The United States is "directly at war" with Moscow, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said Saturday, after the close of the high-level week of the 78th General Assembly of the United Nations in New York. UPI
VOA VIEW: It is actually the reverse.
Unionized Canadian auto workers began voting Saturday on a new labor deal with Ford Motor Company featuring a 15% wage hike over three years, by some estimates the largest ever negotiated in the industry. UPI
VOA VIEW: It may be a good deal for Canadian workers.
The United States, Australia, India and Japan have called for stronger security cooperation between nations in an effort to deter a potential weapons deal between North Korea and Russia. UPI
VOA VIEW: A united stand.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told the United Nations General Assembly on Friday that his country is close to normalizing relations with Saudi Arabia, which could present a key shift in its ongoing conflict w UPI
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Fighting Americans are booted for migrants is un-American. A well-known veterans’ advocate made up a story about two dozen ex-military members getting ousted from hotels to make way for migrants in upstate New York, according to a state assemblyman.
Nearly two dozen homeless veterans living in New York hotels had their stays cut short in order to make room for migrants arriving from the U.S. southern border, according to a nonprofit. An executive with the Yerik Israel Toney Foundation said the upstate hotels informed the veterans last week that their bookings were being ended and they would have to find new lodging, the New York Post reported. “Our veterans have been placed in another hotel due to what’s going on with the immigrants,” nonprofit CEO Sharon Toney-Finch told the newspaper. The Yerik Israel Toney Foundation helps homeless and low-income veterans in need of living assistance.
Ms. Toney-Finch said the hotels didn’t explicitly say the veterans were being told to leave so they could accommodate migrant arrivals, but she said the timing of the decision made it clear. She said she suspects the government’s willingness to pay above-market prices to house the migrants is why hotels cooperate. A January court ruling allowed a Holiday Inn in Manhattan to charge up to $190 per night while it served as a shelter for migrants. The hotel’s average daily room rate at the time was $102. “Whether you agree with asylum-seekers being here or not, we can’t just ignore these veterans that are in our charge that we are supposed to protect: the New Yorkers and Americans,” state Assemblyman Brian Maher, a Republican who represents part of the Orange County area, told the Post.