A federal judge refused Thursday to throw out the classified documents prosecution against Donald Trump, turning aside defense arguments a decades-old law permitted the former president to retain the records after he left office. Newsmax
VOA VIEW: A mistake.
Experts warn that a bird flu pandemic may be right around the corner - and it has the potential to be 100 times worse than COVID-19. The avian virus was recently detected in a Texas dairy worker, the second-ever human infection in the U.S. Newsmax
VOA VIEW: What do you believe?
Republican presumptive nominee Donald Trump holds a two-point lead over President Joe Biden in their general election battle, an advantage that increases to three points with the addition of Robert F. Kennedy Jr. Newsmax
VOA VIEW: It should be much higher.


Gold prices took a breather Thursday after hitting an all-time high above $2,300 per ounce earlier in the session on expectations for lower U.S. interest rates this year, as investors await more clarity on the timing of cuts. Newsmax
Robert F. Kennedy Jr.'s possible appearance on the 2024 presidential ballot could damage President Joe Biden's support among Latino voters. Newsmax
VOA VIEW: So be it.
Another California small business and its workers have seemingly suffered at the hands of the state’s newly enacted $20 minimum wage. New York Post
VOA VIEW: Total madness.
No Labels, no candidate. No Labels — the centrist group dedicated to offering a “unity ticket” in the 2024 election as an alternative to President Biden and Donald Trump — suspended their campaign Thursday after failing to find any White House contenders. New York Post
VOA VIEW: They had no valid takers.
The defense had argued that some of the charges were based on statements Donald Trump and his co-defendants made in 2020 that were constitutionally protected. New York Times
VOA VIEW: Liberal stupidity.
President Biden wants companies that use American airspace for rocket launches to start paying taxes into a federal fund that finances the work of air traffic controllers. New York Times
VOA VIEW: Biden all about taxing.


The video app is spending millions on ads as Congress considers a bill that could lead to a U.S. ban. New York Times
VOA VIEW: TIX TOK must be banned.
A Southwest Airlines jet almost hit the air traffic control tower at New York's LaGuardia Airport in the thick of stormy weather last month. Washington Times
A small number of tuberculosis cases have been found in some migrant centers in Chicago, city health officials said. Washington Times
VOA VIEW: Illegal migrants are causing many problems.
The New York City Marathon organizers will soon have to pay a bridge toll, just like every other commuter, if New York transit officials have their way. Washington Times

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A new poll shows "Squad" member Rep. Jamaal Bowman struggling in his reelection bid for a third term. Washington Times
VOA VIEW: Good - the entire "Squad" should be ousted.
A federal judge in Los Angeles ordered U.S. border officials to quickly process and relocate migrant children from makeshift open-air sites in Southern California. CBS
VOA VIEW: Another Biden mess.
Judge Scott McAfee ruled that the First Amendment's protections do not apply, since the speech in question is "alleged to have been made in furtherance of criminal activity." CBS
VOA VIEW: A liberal fool judgement.


Empower Brands has received 317 reports of hot water spewing from the steamers and 82 reports of burn injuries. CBS
Some companies are reverting to a "do more with less" approach. CBS
VOA VIEW: Biden flaw.
The drug, made by Sanofi, is a GLP-1 like Novo Nordisk's blockbuster diabetes injection Ozempic and weight loss counterpart Wegovy CNBC
VOA VIEW: May be good.
There's an opportunity to qualify for student loan forgiveness, but borrowers need to act by April 30, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau says. CNBC
VOA VIEW: No lone forgiveness.
U.S. troops could face renewed attacks by Iran's proxies after Israel's strike against the Iranian consulate in Syria this week. FOX News
VOA VIEW: Iran should be attacked by US if it is attacked.

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U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers found a half-ounce pack of fentanyl hidden between hamburger patties during an interception at the U.S.-Mexico border. FOX News
VOA VIEW: The US should end exports from Mexico.
New York lawmakers have voted to repeal a law from 1907 that criminalizes adultery, which could soon be abolished. The state Senate approved the bill on Wednesday. FOX News
VOA VIEW: As it should be.
The United Nations on Thursday for the first time adopted a "groundbreaking" resolution that seeks to protect the human rights of people born intersex. UPI

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Russian attack drones hit the residential districts in the eastern Ukrainian city of Kharkiv overnight killing at least four people and injuring 10 others, authorities said. UPI
VOA VIEW: Ukraine should respond.
The Powerball jackpot grew to $1.23 billion after no winning ticket was purchased for Wednesday night's $1.09 billion prize, which was already the fourth largest in the game's history, according to lotto officials. UPI
Israel War Cabinet Minister Benny Gantz called for parliamentary elections in September and said he notified Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday. UPI
Vice President Kamala Harris will be in Charlotte, N.C. on Thursday to announce a historic $20 billion investment in tens of thousands of climate and clean energy projects across the United States. UPI
VOA VIEW: Where is the money coming from?

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