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Democrats now appear to have more chances to maneuver bills past Republicans, but it remains unclear how and when they might use them, and for what. New York Times
VOA VIEW: Dems play games with the rules.
Tim Cook views privacy as ‘one of the top issues of the 21st century.’ Other tech leaders don’t seem to agree. New York Times
VOA VIEW: All the tech companies should be held liable for bad info and lies.
Carnival Cruise Line threatened to move its ships out of U.S. waters Tuesday after canceling all cruises from domestic ports through June 30. USA Today
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Biden's plan would raise the corporate tax rate from 21% to 28%, something the Amazon CEO says the company supports.
VOA VIEW: Tax increases for Bezos is nothing.
Homeland Security said Tuesday that it removed a press release announcing the arrest of two terrorism suspects along the southwest border because it wasn’t approved by higher-ups, and revealed sensitive information. The release, posted Monday, had revealed that two Yemeni men on the terrorism watch list have been caught in ... Washington Times
VOA VIEW: Biden and Dems do not want the truth known.
Democrats scrambled Tuesday to dodge the fallout from Major League Baseball’s decision to pull the All-Star Game out of Atlanta as Republicans stepped up to the plate, blaming an overheated “Jim Crow” narrative for stoking an over-the-top corporate backlash against Georgia. White House press secretary Jen Psaki sought to distance ... Washington Times
VOA VIEW: Biden and Dems have to eat crow over their "Jim Crow" false narrative.
Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas says he’s preparing to take on sanctuary cities that refuse to work with Immigration and Customs Enforcement, and he wants to see more illegal immigrants face criminal prosecution for jumping the border. He also rejected abolishing or splitting up ICE, rejecting calls from some in ... Washington Times
VOA VIEW: Let's see the facts and actions.
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott is using his executive power to ban state government and some private entities from requiring COVID-19 “vaccine passports" to access services ABC
A Philadelphia City Council member and Italian American groups are suing the mayor’s administration in federal court over the decision to change the name of city’s Columbus Day holiday to Indigenous Peoples’ Day ABC
VOA VIEW: A foolish move by a liberal foolish mayor.
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Facebook is unveiling a new live-streaming function on its social media site -- with a catch. As CNET's Bridget Carey shows us on CBSN, it's only available to celebrities. CBS
VOA VIEW: Facebook needs to be sanctioned.
Ahead of the first GOP presidential debate, candidates are preparing to face the leader of the field -- Donald Trump. Caitlin Huey-Burns of RealClearPolitics joins CBSN with more on what we can expect. CBS
VOA VIEW: No chance, if Trump runs.
Following the historic Selma march in 1965, President Lyndon Johnson urged Congress to pass legislation ensuring equal voting rights for African Americans. The Voting Rights Act was signed into law on August 6, 1965. CBS
MLB yanked the game from Atlanta after Georgia passed controversial, sweeping new voting laws. Colorado's governor is Democratic and Democrats control its legislature. CBS
VOA VIEW: Maybe better, all fool liberal game.
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It's a previously unreported detail that shows the extraordinary steps some banks took to protect themselves from incurring losses amid a client's meltdown. CNBC
The 2022 Winter Olympic Games in Beijing are due to take place between Feb. 4 and Feb. 20. CNBC
VOA VIEW: Biden may back off - he is weak.
China's leadership role in digital currency is turning a larger spotlight on U.S. initiatives, though there's still not likely to be major moves anytime soon. CNBC
VOA VIEW: China is trying to oust the US.
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Newsom's announcement comes a little more than a year after California shut down its economy due to the unfolding health pandemic. CNBC
VOA VIEW: Time will tell.
Rep. Alcee Hastings of Florida died Tuesday at age 84 of pancreatic cancer. With his death, Democrats' House majority narrowed even more. CNBC
The CDC should have updated its guidelines on cleaning household surfaces well before this week, the dean of Brown University's School of Public Health said. CNBC
Your employer most likely sends a part of your paycheck to the IRS. Here's what you need to know about tax withholding and your W-4 form. CNBC
Grocery stores and discount stores will see the most dramatic and lasting shift to e-commerce beyond the pandemic, according to a report from Mastercard. CNBC
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Trump's Save America PAC has $85 million on hand, a source with direct knowledge says, as the former president tries to influence the 2022 midterm elections. CNBC
VOA VIEW: The number will grow many times.
As many as one in three people infected with Covid-19 have longer term mental health or neurological symptoms, researchers reported Tuesday. CNN
VOA VIEW: Sad conclusion.
Pfizer said its vaccine can protect against Covid-19 for at least six months, but experts say that protection will likely last longer. CNN
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CNN's Sunlen Serfaty reports on the trend across the country with 26 Republican-lead states proposing anti-transgender sports bills. CNN
VOA VIEW: Equality is important.
Vice President Kamala Harris and second gentleman Doug Emhoff will move in to the Naval Observatory residence Tuesday night after their move was delayed for more than two months because of "repairs to the home," a White House official told CNN. CNN
Spirit Airlines deleted a tweet blaming a New Jersey couple for not complying with its mask protocols after videos of them being kicked off a Monday flight appeared to show a flight attendant citing the couple's young children maskless on board. FOX News
VOA VIEW: The truth causes a change.
A group calling itself “White Lies Matter” has stolen a Jefferson Davis monument and threatened to turn it into a toilet unless the United Daughters of the Confederacy agrees to hang an Assata Shakur quote on a banner from its Virginia headquarters. FOX News
New York City crime was on the rise in March compared to the same time last year, with murders up 36% and a startling increase in hate crime attacks on Asian Americans, police said. FOX News
VOA VIEW: These are sad times.
President Joe Biden announced Tuesday that he's moving up his national COVID-19 vaccine deadline, for all residents in all states to be eligible to receive the shots, by almost two weeks. UPI
Arkansas Republican-held state legislature voted Tuesday to override Gov. Asa Hutchinson's veto of a state law banning access to gender-affirming care such as puberty blockers and hormones to transgender minors. UPI
The Air Force's first booster vehicle in a hypersonic weapons test this week failed to launch, the service said on Tuesday. UPI
Indirect talks between the United States and Iran on Tuesday in Austria about a potential U.S. return to the 2015 nuclear deal were "constructive," an Iranian delegate said. UPI
VOA VIEW: No deal should be made with Iran.
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