Louisiana GOP Gov. Jeff Landry weighed in on the LSU national anthem controversy, floating an idea that could impose a penalty on student athletes if a similar incident happens in the future. Newsmax
Federal Reserve officials will likely reduce their benchmark interest rate later this year, Chair Jerome Powell said Wednesday, despite recent reports showing that the U.S. economy is still strong and that U.S. inflation picked up in January and February. Newsmax
VOA VIEW: Powell has no clue.
Donald Trump and the Republican National Committee raised $65.6 million in March, a figure that will ease concerns about the amount in his war chest as the former president's accounts have been nearly drained due to mounting legal fees. Newsmax
VOA VIEW: The DNC and Biden are deliberately causing Trump legal costs.


Russia said on Wednesday that NATO had returned to a Cold War mindset as the alliance marks its 75th anniversary this week. "Today, in relations with Russia, the bloc has returned to Cold War settings," Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova told reporters. Newsmax
VOA VIEW: Putin is crying out of fear.
Former President Donald Trump is holding a lead over President Joe Biden in six out of seven of the nation's most competitive battleground states, both on test ballots that include third-party and independent candidates and in a one-on-one matchup. Newsmax
VOA VIEW: It should be a big sweep.
National security adviser Jake Sullivan was forced to reschedule a planned trip to Saudi Arabia to discuss the situation in Israel, after suffering a "cracked rib," according to the White House. New York Post
VOA VIEW: Sullivan is an idiot.
The terrorist group wants more innocents dead, to turn the world against Israel. New York Post
VOA VIEW: A truism.
Despite its environmental reputation, California emits more of a climate-warming pesticide than all other states combined, mostly from termite fumigation. LA Times
The proposal faces several obstacles, including whether all members would agree to the changes. But the alliance is worried about wavering American support for Kyiv. New York Times


In a sharply worded statement, the president said that Israel had not done enough to protect civilians and noted that the deaths were not a “stand-alone incident.” New York Times
VOA VIEW: Biden is sounding live a Hamas apologist.
The idea of requiring more men to join the fight against Russia’s invasion has become toxic, but Russia is not relenting in its assault. New York Times
VOA VIEW: It may become relentless.
Parts of the central U.S. were left bereft of critical climate warnings after the National Weather Service suffered a five-hour network outage. Washington Times
Federal prosecutors aired their frustration with the federal judge overseeing former President Donald Trump's documents trial in Florida, saying her recent order seeking jury instructions leaned on a "fundamentally flawed legal premise." Washington Times
VOA VIEW: Smith is a deceptive fool.

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An estimated $1.09 billion Powerball jackpot that ranks as the 9th largest in U.S. lottery history will be up for grabs Wednesday night. Washington Times
VOA VIEW: Good luck.
Inhalers can be expensive, particularly for those without insurance. CBS
VOA VIEW: Don't count on much relief.
"Of course, I like to do everything big," LSU star Angel Reese told Vogue. "I didn't want anything to be basic." CBS


Minnesota candy maker warns that people who are allergic to almonds could face "serious or life-threatening" reaction if they eat recalled product. CBS
The company said there is no known bird flu risk associated with eggs that are currently on the market and no eggs have been recalled. CBS
Former President Trump is again using the term "bloodbath" on the campaign trail, this time in an attempt to criticize President Biden's immigration policies. CBS
VOA VIEW: The border chaos is very bad.
Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell said Wednesday it will take a while for policymakers to evaluate the current state of inflation. CNBC
VOA VIEW: Inflation is not easing.
Private sector job growth expanded in March at its fastest pace since July 2023, ADP reported Wednesday. CNBC

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Just 54% of households have a retirement savings account, according to the Survey of Consumer Finances. CNBC
VOA VIEW: It will be hard until Biden is out.
This is the first time Beijing has edged past Washington since 2020 when The State of Southeast Asia survey first started asking the question. CNBC
D.A. Alvin Bragg told Judge Juan Merchan that Donald Trump is to blame for the press coverage and "it would be perverse to reward [him]" with a trial delay. CNBC
VOA VIEW: Bragg is a lying idiot.

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Jill Biden said Wednesday that America's top teachers will be celebrated with a White House state dinner to honor educators for the first time. FOX News
According to the EPA, the East Palestine 2023 train derailment does not qualify as a public health emergency because health problems following the derailment have not been documented. FOX News
VOA VIEW: Biden stupidity.
Taylor James Johnatakis, a Washington state man who led an angry mob's attack on police officers guarding the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, has been sentenced to 7 years and 3 months in prison. FOX News
Special prosecutor Jack Smith says the judge in the classified documents case against Donald Trump has issued an order that would distort the trial. UPI
VOA VIEW: Smith is a lying manipulator.
NATO was set to discuss a proposed $107 billion five-year military funding package for Ukraine when defense and foreign ministers of 32 member countries in the mutual defense alliance meet in Brussels later Wednesday. UPI
A powerful earthquake measuring 7.4 magnitude rocked much of Taiwan on Wednesday, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The quake collapsed buildings in the southern city of Hualien, as tsunami waves hit Japan. UPI
Production at a Texas poultry facility stopped Tuesday amid new cases of the bird flu, the state's agriculture commissioner confirmed. UPI
North Korea successfully test-fired a new intermediate-range hypersonic missile, state media reported Tuesday, adding another nuclear-capable weapon to its expanding arsenal. UPI

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