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President Donald Trump has been on a tear about Google that traces back to a series of unfounded claims about the technology giant circulating among conservatives. Among those claims: that Google interferes with ... Las Vegas Sun
VOA VIEW: Google has much to explain and must be regulated.
The founder of Chinese tech giant Huawei said Tuesday he expects no relief from U.S. export curbs because of the political climate in Washington but expressed confidence the company will ... Las Vegas Sun
A group of women are taking their mission to “free the nipple” all the way to the US Supreme Court, a report said. The trio of New Hampshire women are asking the nation’s highest court to strike down a ban on women appearing topless in public in the city of Laconia, arguing the ordinance violates... New York Post
VOA VIEW: It will be interesting.

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President Trump Tuesday signed a presidential memorandum outlining new procedures to launch nuclear power systems into outer space. Trump directed the Department of Transportation to issue public guidelines within a year for commercial companies seeking a license to launch spacecraft with nuclear systems. New York Post
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is the only member of the New York City delegation who doesn’t have a staff member picking up the phone regularly. The Post called the offices of all 13 lawmakers representing New York City – even those in high-profile positions like Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler –... New York Post
VOA VIEW: She has been hiding.
After talking with Wayne LaPierre, the group’s chief executive, President Trump repeats many of its longtime positions. New York Times
VOA VIEW: Pro Second Amendment.
The president said on Twitter that he was reacting to the Danish prime minister’s rejection of his interest in buying Greenland from Denmark. New York Times
We asked the Democratic presidential candidate how her decision to call for the resignation of a Senate colleague may have affected her campaign and her party. New York Times
The San Diego News Desk site seeks to counter a perceived far-left bias in local news with a "center-right perspective," said Republican Party of San Diego County Chairman Tony Krvaric. San Diego Tribune
VOA VIEW: Good!

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Larry King filed paperwork in Los Angeles Superior Court Tuesday to end his 22-year marriage to actress Shawn King, his seventh wife.        USA Today
VOA VIEW: Crazy!
A lawyer for Harvey Weinstein has asked that the disgraced movie mogul's upcoming criminal trial be moved out of New York City, saying he can't get a fair trial. In a longshot motion filed with the state appellate court on Friday, attorney Arthur Aidala suggested the ... Washington Times
Former Vice President Joe Biden continues to top the field of Democratic presidential contenders in Nevada, according to the latest poll of registered voters by Gravis Marketing. The poll shows Biden ... Las Vegas Sun
President Donald Trump confirmed Tuesday he has considered a payroll tax cut but denied any link to recession fears. ABC
VOA VIEW: So!

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Facebook launches 'clear history' tool in some countries under a new name ABC
VOA VIEW: Facebook is deceptively trying to say they are playing clean.
Phoenix could see a high of 113 on Tuesday. ABC
Employees with company-sponsored health insurance plans spent 67% more on health coverage in 2018 compared to 2008. CBS
VOA VIEW: What do Dems and socialists want to say about the facts?

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Advocates of stricter gun control reforms fear the president might be backing away from his push for tougher background checks CBS
VOA VIEW: True!
Facebook and Twitter have suspended hundreds of accounts they say were funded by China to spread disinformation against protesters in Hong Kong. CNET executive editor Roger Cheng joined CBSN with more. CBS
VOA VIEW: Cover to try to stay clean - they got caught.
The Federal Reserve has lost control of interest rates as evidenced by the federal funds rate trading higher than any part of the U.S. Treasury yield curve, Jeffrey Gundlach, the chief executive of DoubleLine Capital, said on Tuesday. CNBC
President Donald Trump says any Jewish people who vote Democratic show "either a total lack of knowledge or great disloyalty." CNBC
VOA VIEW: The truth hurts.
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo privately told business executives and free traders that the trade war could end by the 2020 election. CNBC
VOA VIEW: China has to see the fact that Trump will win.

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CNN's Martin Savidge travels to Scranton, Pennsylvania, to speak with voters in the critical battleground state. CNN
VOA VIEW: Time will tell.
President Donald Trump on Tuesday mocked Rep. Rashida Tlaib's grief over her decision not to visit her grandmother in the West Bank after initially being barred by Israel, claiming the Democratic congresswoman "grandstanded" when she shed tears Monday. CNN
VOA VIEW: True!
Joe Biden has expanded his edge over the Democratic field in a new CNN poll conducted by SSRS, with 29% of Democratic and Democratic-leaning registered voters saying they back the former vice president. CNN
VOA VIEW: Harris is phony.

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All U.S. service members deployed along the Mexico border are eligible to receive the Armed Forces Service Medal – a military award which recognizes “significant” military activity without encountering foreign hostile action. FOX News
VOA VIEW: Good!
Federal prosecutors on Monday moved to dismiss the sex trafficking indictment against Jeffrey Epstein following his suicide in federal lockup earlier this month — but officials say they have no plans to end the probe into Epstein's alleged victims' claims, and authorities are still considering charging others accused in the alleged underage sex ring. FOX News
“The vessel is now headed to Dubai, where it will refuel before beginning a months-long journey around the horn of Africa, through the Mediterranean and to the shores of Syria.” Jerusalem Post
VOA VIEW: The US should intervene.
Johnson says MPs who claim they can prevent no deal are to blame for hardline EU responseAll the day’s Brexit and politics news – live The European Union has rebuffed Boris Johnson’s attempts to tear up the Irish backstop, in a coordinated response that appeared to close the door on further meaningful Brexit negotiations.In remarks shortly before the prime minister departed for a whistle-stop tour to meet European leaders, Johnson put the blame for the EU’s hardline response at the feet of Conservative rebels, claiming his negotiating strategy was being undermined by those who said they could prevent no deal. Guardian
Speaking at a UN Security Council meeting on Middle East peace and security challenges, Pompeo called for greater cooperation in the region to produce "fresh thinking to solve old problems." Jerusalem Post
President Donald Trump said on Tuesday his administration in "meaningful" talks with Democrats about gun legislation after the latest mass shootings, but congressional aides downplayed the discussions as low-level and not very productive. Reuters
VOA VIEW: Dems will find any angle
The U.S. Justice Department is working with a group of more than a dozen state attorneys general as it moves forward with a broad investigation into major technology companies, the department's antitrust chief, Makan Delrahim, said on Tuesday. Reuters
VOA VIEW: It's time to end large tech firms monopoly.
Two U.S. shale producers have challenged an energy pipeline operator's proposed surcharge for the Trump administration's 25% tariff on imported steel, raising the stakes for pipeline builders facing higher construction costs. Reuters
United States Steel Corp will temporarily lay off hundreds of workers at its Great Lakes facility in Michigan in coming weeks, according to a filing the steelmaker made with the State of Michigan. Reuters
VOA VIEW: The liberal wishful thinking.
Even as they reject talk of a looming recession, President Donald Trump and his advisers are examining ways to provide a boost to the U.S. economy should it be deemed necessary, officials said. Reuters
VOA VIEW: The liberal propaganda.
The United States will take every action it can to prevent an Iranian tanker sailing in the Mediterranean from delivering oil to Syria in contravention of U.S. sanctions, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo warned on Tuesday. Reuters
VOA VIEW: As it should.
U.S. banking regulators on Tuesday eased trading regulations for Wall Street banks, giving them one of their biggest wins under the Trump administration but drawing criticism from consumer activists who warned of potential risks to taxpayers. Reuters
Briefing the Security Council on the situation in the Middle East, the Chef de Cabinet of the Secretary-General, Maria Luiza Viotti, said on Tuesday that “restraint and genuine dialogue are urgently needed”, in order to avoid a major confrontation, which would have disastrous consequences, even well beyond the region.  UN News
Facebook released the results of an investigation into the social media company's alleged anti-conservative bias on Tuesday. UPI
VOA VIEW: Facebook must be controlled.
Democratic presidential candidate Kirsten Gillibrand unveiled a plan Tuesday to take on the "mental health crisis" in the United States and remove the stigma that she said has existed for too long. UPI
VOA VIEW: Dumb!
New York and two other states are suing federal agencies to block the Trump administration from implementing new citizenship rules. UPI
VOA VIEW: They will lose the battle and war.
The U.S. Space Command will begin operations on Aug. 29, Vice President Mike Pence and Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Gen. Joseph Dunford said Tuesday. UPI
Japan is moving ahead with plans to build an electronic warfare unit as a check against Chinese maneuvers in disputed areas of the East China Sea. UPI

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     Newsom is a dangerous fool - he is endangering the public.  California Gov. Gavin Newsom signed a law restricting law enforcement's use of deadly force Monday, calling for "respect for human life and dignity."  Dumb!

     The legislation, AB 392, updates the state's guidelines on when police may use deadly force. It requires officers to focus on de-escalation and other techniques, and to resort to deadly force "only when necessary." Under previous guidelines, police officers were allowed to use deadly force "whenever reasonable."    

      Assemblywoman Shirley Weber, a Democrat who authored the bill, said it will change policing culture in the state. "People of color have often had a different kind of justice than others in the nation," she said at the signing ceremony. "We deserve fairness and justice."
Foolish thinking - all will be hurt.