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In an impassioned Senate floor speech, Padilla urges colleagues to 'do what's right for Dreamers, farmworkers' by opposing the bipartisan border security bill touted by President Biden. LA Times
VOA VIEW: It should be opposed.
Polish Foreign Minister Radek Sikorski stated in an exclusive interview with The Guardian on Saturday that the United States has informed Russia that if it uses nuclear weapons, the Americans will strike back at Russian forces with conventional weapons. Newsmax
VOA VIEW: As the US and NATO should.
Prosecutors in New York have accused Harvey Weinstein's lead defense lawyer of making public statements intended to intimidate a potential witness ahead of the fallen movie mogul's retrial and asked a judge to take action. Newsmax
VOA VIEW: Prosecutors are always whining about something.

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Yemen's Iranian-backed Houthis launched two anti-ship ballistic missiles towards the Red Sea early Saturday the U.S. Central Command (CENTCOM) said in a post on X. Newsmax
VOA VIEW: The US should cripple Yemen.
Women voters turned their backs on Hillary Clinton in the last days of her 2016 presidential campaign because she was "not perfect," the former secretary of state says. Newsmax
VOA VIEW: Hillary is still crying over her defeat.
Some faculty members at the elite private Collegiate School in Manhattan blamed "wealthy and influential" Jewish parents for tensions at the school after Hamas' Oct. 7 terrorist attack, according to an internal report on antisemitism. Newsmax
VOA VIEW: The school should be closed down.
Emails between Hunter Biden and a business associate, Devon Archer, show that agents had been examining how the two leveraged then-Vice President Joe Biden's trip to China in 2013, report the House Oversight Committee and its chairman, Rep. James Comer, R-Ky. Newsmax
VOA VIEW: The Biden's are guilty as sin.
New Mexico First Judicial District Judge Mary Marlowe Sommer denied Alec Baldwin's motion to dismiss the involuntary manslaughter case against him for his role in the "Rust" shooting. LA Times
VOA VIEW: The case has may different explanations.
Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick spoke out for the gagged former President Donald Trump, calling out New York Democrat Judge Juan Merchan "absolutely corrupt." Newsmax
VOA VIEW: Merchan should be disbarred.

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Biden previously told the same story to graduating midshipmen in 2022. New York Post
VOA VIEW: He is a fool for thinking he fool all.
Despite fierce criticism, Israel insists it must take control of Rafah and the border with Egypt to prevent future arms smuggling. New York Times
VOA VIEW: Israel should move forward.
The Transportation Security Administration said more than 2.95 million individuals were screened at airport checkpoints on Friday. CBS
The law makes possession of the abortion-inducing medications without a prescription a crime. CBS
VOA VIEW: A mistake.

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The request follows a false claim by Trump earlier this week that the FBI agents who searched his Mar-a-Lago estate in August 2022 were "authorized to shoot me" and were "locked & loaded ready to take me out & put my family in danger." CBS
VOA VIEW: They did have authority to shoot and were heavily armed.
Trump Media, which trades under DJT on the Nasdaq, relies on ad sales and acknowledges that a decline in user engagement could hurt its business. CNBC
The U.N.'s top court, the International Court of Justice, on Friday ordered Israel to cease its military offensive in Rafah, citing concerns over the safety of Palestinian civilians. CNBC
VOA VIEW: The court has now power to mandate Israel to cease, nor will they abide by the order.

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Many Gen Zers are embracing a life outside of 9-to-5 corporate America, some for the various kinds of control that lifestyle can bring. CNBC
VOA VIEW: Fools!

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     U.S. District Court Judge Michael McShane ordered the release of all indigent criminal defendants held in Oregon jails if they are not appointed an attorney within a week of their first court appearances, The Oregonian newspaper reported.  Oregon has gone too far left.

    There were 135 indigent defendants housed in Oregon jails without access to a lawyer, according to the report.  "In essence, they have been locked away without a voice, being too poor to afford an advocate to speak for them in the courtroom," McShane wrote in his 32-page opinion.  The judge's order will take effect Nov. 16. Those released from jail can be placed on conditions while their cases are still pending, the judge's order said, according to the Oregonian.  McShane said that without the help of lawyers who could walk them through the legal process, jailed defendants would not be aware of their rights to bail release hearings.

      he order after a lawsuit was filed by the Oregon Federal Public Defender's Office this summer on behalf of Washington County criminal defendants. The suit asked that the court dismiss the cases due to a lack of legal representation.

     "The reason that defendants are not appearing at critical stages is that they don't have a lawyer," McShane wrote.  They don't have a lawyer to inform them of their rights to a bail or release hearing, review discovery, challenge an indictment, intervene in a grand jury process or seek preservation of evidence at critical proceedings, the judge said.  "Worse still, they sometimes plead guilty just to be released," McShane wrote. "Taken together, these practices highlight the need for swift appointment of counsel to ensure minimum protections for incarcerated defendants."

     The Washington Examiner noted that the order expands McShane's ruling from August, in which prisoners in Washington County who are without legal representation are to be released after 10 days.