DeSantis formally launches his bid for the Republican presidential nomination, becoming the most formidable challenge so far to former President Trump. LA Times
VOA VIEW: He would have been smarter by waiting four years.
Two employees at a Christian college say they were fired as residence hall directors after refusing to remove pronouns from their email signatures. LA Times
VOA VIEW: As they should.
Negotiators have focused on a relatively small corner of the budget, shunning new revenues or cuts to the fastest-growing programs New York Times
VOA VIEW: The GOP must not backdown.


In a new study, researchers describe a device that connects the intentions of a paralyzed patient to his physical movements. New York Times
The Haley event comes a month after CNN's contentious town hall with Donald Trump       USA Today
VOA VIEW: Will she be as good as Trump was?
Target is pulling some LGBTQ merchandise from stores for Pride Month after a conservative backlash and threats from some customers.       USA Today
VOA VIEW: Target will suffer like Bud has.
A former spy now serving in Congress says the potential US government shutdown is a serious national security threat. Abigail Spanberger warns of looming dangers.       USA Today
VOA VIEW: A liberal fear tactic.
The head of Russia's mercenary army said he could envision Ukraine's upcoming offensive pushing Moscow's troops out of occupied territory – including Crimea.       USA Today
VOA VIEW: It should be done.
Muslim and Christian parents have sued the Montgomery County Board of Education to allow them to opt their children out of mandatory LGBTQ storybooks and lessons, saying they promote an "extreme ideology" on gender and sexuality. Washington Times
VOA VIEW: They should prevail.


College enrollments declined more slowly this spring semester after two years of a COVID-fueled nosedive, according to new data released Wednesday. Washington Times
VOA VIEW: It will take time to clean Biden, Dems and school unions mistake.
Sandra Susan Merritt, who exposed the alleged tissue harvesting of fetal body parts by Planned Parenthood in 2015, asked the Supreme Court this week to review a multimillion-dollar judgment against her. Washington Times
A state audit released Wednesday faults the Wisconsin Department of Health Services for how it awarded grants and ventilators to health care providers during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic. Washington Times
VOA VIEW: Those guilty should be punished.
Veterans are generally less likely than American civilians to support radical ideologies or back extremist groups such as Antifa or White supremacist outfits, according to a new survey, casting doubt on the narrative that the military is a breeding ground for extremists. Washington Times
VOA VIEW: Veterans are a positive force to the US.

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A federal grand jury has returned a 22-count indictment against Alex Murdaugh for fraud charges. ABC
VOA VIEW: A manipulative thief.
A judge will rule on whether to allow parents of kids killed in the Covenant School shooting to voice their opposition in court to the release of the shooter's writings. ABC
VOA VIEW: As they should.
The head of the Russian private army Wagner says his force lost more than 20,000 men in the drawn-out battle for the eastern Ukrainian city of Bakhmut ABC
VOA VIEW: The operative word is "more".


The presidential candidate didn't say how many weeks a ban should encompass. ABC
The South Carolina Senate passed a six-week abortion ban. It now heads to Gov. Henry McMaster's desk for approval, where it is expected to become law. ABC
VOA VIEW: More weeks would be better.
He said they would "try to finish out negotiations" as June 1 deadline looms. ABC
The House Ethics Committee won't take further action after an investigation into Democratic Rep. Eric Swalwell. CBS
VOA VIEW: Swalwell is an idiot.
The FTC has asked Abbott Labs and other formula makers for information on their bidding practices for lucrative state programs. CBS

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Chief Justice John Roberts says there is more the Supreme Court can do to "adhere to the highest standards" of ethical conduct. CBS
The TSA is bracing for a potentially record-setting summer. CBS
VOA VIEW: Don't fall for the traveling trap.
Meta has begun its third round of layoffs as part of a cost-cutting plan that will eliminate more than 21,000 workers from the company. CNBC
VOA VIEW: Inflation continues to hit all.

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The fundraising strategy is an expansion of Biden and the DNC's 2020 efforts. CNBC
VOA VIEW: Biden can't do what he did in 2020.
The average rate on the popular 30-year fixed mortgage crossed over 7% on Tuesday, according to Mortgage News Daily. The highest level since early March. CNBC
VOA VIEW: Mortgage rates demand may increase.
Increasingly, high school students are rethinking the value of a four-year college. CNBC
Shellyne Rodriguez, a now-fired NYC professor who allegedly threatened to "chop up" a New York Post reporter, sued the NYPD in 2021 after a BLM protest. FOX News
VOA VIEW: She should be charged.
A recent redistricting ruling in North Carolina may have helped congressional Republicans in next year's election. Democrats in the state need to flip five GOP seats to regain control. FOX News
U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Linda Thomas-Greenfield Wednesday announced nearly $524 million in drought aid for the Horn of Africa. UPI
VOA VIEW: Biden is free with taxpayers money and increasing the national debt.
Netflix began alerting subscribers that they will no longer be allowed to share their accounts with users outside of their households. UPI
China's foreign vice minister Xie Feng announced Tuesday he has taken on the role as ambassador to the United States. UPI
VOA VIEW: A China hardliner.
Attorneys for Former President Donald Trump called for a meeting with Attorney General Merrick Garland to discuss special counsel Jack Smith's probe into Trump's handling of classified documents. UPI
VOA VIEW: It's joke that Biden should face sooner.

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