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Republicans grabbed both runoff slots in a district trending away from the GOP. LA Times
VOA VIEW: Dems should worry that their party is not in tune with majority America.
Secretary of State Blinken in Ukraine to assure President Zelensky, who played role in Trump impeachment, of U.S. support against Russian hostilities. LA Times
Two studies of hospital workers bolster the case that COVID-19 vaccines really do reduce the risk of a coronavirus infection. LA Times
VOA VIEW: A vaccine cannot hurt.

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Atlanta officer is reinstated but will remain on leave until criminal charges involving the shooting death of Rayshard Brooks are resolved, police say. LA Times
VOA VIEW: Makes sense.
Does anyone know where we report to surrender?   New York Post
VOA VIEW: MLB is losing supporters.
Diary of disturbing disinformation and dangerous delusions: This Headline: France kept classrooms open ‘at all costs.’ At a school where 20 pupils lost loved ones, some say the price was too high We say:  CNN must be in bed with the teachers unions. Its headline dishonestly implies that keeping schools open in the pandemic caused needless... New York Post
House Republicans are raising concerns about John Kerry over recent remarks he made on reaching a potential climate deal with China -- saying he trivialized the severity of the human rights abuses inflicted on Uyghur Muslims in the communist country. New York Post
VOA VIEW: Kerry is an idiot.
The Biden administration is working to reunite entire families with kids separated from them at the U.S.-Mexico border under the Trump administration -- including siblings and extended family members. New York Post
VOA VIEW: Biden is destroying families and hurting the US.
Critical race theory is an academic discipline, formulated in the 1990s and built on the intellectual framework of identity-based Marxism. New York Post
VOA VIEW: The bottom line - it's a joke and anti white racism.

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The FBI’s San Francisco office launched a publicity campaign to encourage the victims of hate crimes to come forward, federal officials announced Thursday. The bureau placed an ad on a city train that reads “Speak Up, Be Heard, Report Now. Report Hate Crimes to the FBI.” Washington Times
VOA VIEW: Promoting baseless crime problems.
A Florida man was convicted Thursday of trying to organize an armed response to supporters of former President Donald Trump for an expected gathering at the state Capitol in January ahead of Joe Biden's presidential inauguration. Daniel Alan Baker, 33, of Tallahassee, was convicted of two counts ... Washington Times
VOA VIEW: A positive conviction.
Study shows migrants moved out of large metropolitan areas into smaller ones. ABC
VOA VIEW: Biden played a shell game to move children.
The Biden administration’s call to lift patent protections on COVID-19 vaccines to help poor parts of the world get more doses has drawn praise from some countries and health advocates ABC
VOA VIEW: Biden wants to give away assets.

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A federal appeals court has heard arguments from advocates who want to overturn a local ordinance that bans women from going topless at the beach in Ocean City, Maryland ABC
VOA VIEW: Equality makes sense in other matters - men can go topless.
Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas warned that cyberattacks -- specifically ransomware attacks -- are on the rise and targets include government agencies and small businesses. ABC
VOA VIEW: A problem that is real.
An online petition calling for the Tokyo Olympics to be canceled has gained tens of thousands of signatures since being launched in Japan only days ago ABC
VOA VIEW: Many think the games should not be held.

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Drugmaker said Phase 2 trial of its coronavirus vaccine showed promising results in teens 12- to 17-years-old. CBS
The Senate passed the bill with an overwhelming and bipartisan majority last month. CBS
VOA VIEW: What's next?
A platoon of women graduated alongside their male counterparts for the first time ever at the Marine Corps Recruit Depot in San Diego. Jamie Yuccas has the details. CBS
VOA VIEW: PC that is not real, but passed a such.
Women reported 65% of anti-Asian hate incidents between March 2020 and March 2021, according to Stop AAPI Hate. CBS
VOA VIEW: No surprise.
Los Angeles County is among the many places across the country easing pandemic restrictions as cases and deaths drop to the lowest point in months. CBS
VOA VIEW: Good!

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The number of attacks on Asian Americans is rising across the U.S., with more than 6,600 incidents in a year, according to the group Stop Asian American Pacific Islander Hate. CBS
VOA VIEW: The virus coming from China has caused the problem.
The 25% rate was the most concrete outline Biden has offered so far as a potential compromise he would accept to fund his major infrastructure bill. CNBC
VOA VIEW: Major stupidity.
Shares of Norwegian Cruise Line fell nearly 7% on Thursday after the company released financial results for the first quarter. CNBC
VOA VIEW: People would be wise not to participate in a cruise.

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Pentagon spokesman John Kirby has previously said that Defense Department leadership will continue to assess security threats in Afghanistan against troops. CNBC
Gary Gensler, the newly installed chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission, put Robinhood and Citadel Securities on notice Thursday about a potential crackdown in the Biden era. CNN
VOA VIEW: Madness!
• US weighs unfreezing $1 billion in Iranian funds CNN
VOA VIEW: Biden is thinking of doing it again - madness.
Montana will soon stop paying federal pandemic unemployment benefits to its residents, opting instead to provide $1,200 return-to-work bonuses. CNN
VOA VIEW: A good start that all states should follow.
The Tucson, Arizona, City Council unanimously approved up to $30 million in raises for city employees, including a "historic" pay increase for the city’s police department, officials said. FOX News
VOA VIEW: Good for all to learn.
Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms said that her decision prevented things from becoming "significantly worse" after Rayshard Brooks' death. FOX News
VOA VIEW: Good!
The Department of Homeland security announced plans to host a walk-through at a migrant processing center in Donna, Texas Thursday night, but cameras will not be allowed inside the facility. FOX News
VOA VIEW: A Biden game is being played.
A New Jersey college is offering up to a $1,000 financial incentive for students to get the coronavirus vaccine in an effort to help the state reach its goal of attaining a 70% vaccination rate. FOX News
Twitter on Thursday suspended a new account created to share statements from former President Donald Trump, saying it violated the social media company's policy on banned users. UPI
VOA VIEW: Twitter should be banned.
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis signed a new law Thursday that state Republicans say increases election security -- while opponents say it's just another bill designed to make it harder for millions of voters to cast a ballot. UPI
VOA VIEW: A positive move to protect the right to vote.
The commander of U.S. Strategic Command said Thursday that he'd like to see a reduced role for nuclear weapons by the United States, Russia and China -- and would like to extend the olive branch. UPI
Twitter has rolled out a new feature to prompt users to think twice before sending a mean tweet. UPI
VOA VIEW: Who judges what is mean?
Millions of fake comments and a secret campaign undermined the Federal Communications Commission's 2017 net neutrality repeal, a report confirmed Thursday. UPI

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May 07, 2021

     A state lawmaker — outraged by the de Blasio administration’s canceling of Columbus Day as a school holiday — is introducing a bill to restore the explorer to the New York City school calendar by rescinding the re-labeling to “Italian Heritage Day/Indigenous Peoples Day.” “It is being drafted. Hopefully ready for submission next week,” said state Sen. Andrew Lanza (R-Staten Island).

     He said the proposed law is “likely to read along the lines of: ‘Columbus Day required to be one of the days included with official school holidays and remembrance.'” Italian-American elected officials are furious that the de Blasio administration blindsided them by removing Columbus Day from the school calendar. There was no input or consultation with the Italian American community. De Blasio himself said Wednesday it was a botched rollout. Columbus Day remains a federal, state and city holiday. But the city Department of Education put out the new school calendar Tuesday, referring to Oct. 11 — Columbus Day — as “Indigenous Peoples’ Day.” This is surely liberal stupidity.