White men were 23 times more likely than Black women and 14 times more likely than Black men to be an executive at Amazon, USA TODAY analysis found.       USA Today
VOA VIEW: Qualifications of whites happen to be much higher - the truth hurts.
Lawyers for a private prison company traded arguments with the state of California before the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals in Pasadena over a lawsuit challenging state legislation banning private, for-profit prisons and immigration detention centers. LA Times
The Senate voted to start debate on a bipartisan gun bill that would increase background checks for people ages 18 to 21. LA Times
VOA VIEW: Verbiage will be the key point.


Unfortunately, Biden prefers seeking favors from tyrants to reforming his policies that create so many perverse incentives here. New York Post
VOA VIEW: It would be like fools' gold.
Chief Arredondo was excused of his duties by Superintendent Dr. Hal Harrell after it was found that cops under his command waited 77 minutes to confront gunman Salvador Ramos on May 24. New York Post
VOA VIEW: A career is lost.
Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas reflects on changes in his hometown, Savannah, Georgia from Democratic policies destroying black neighborhoods across America. New York Post
VOA VIEW: Dems and liberals have been black communities' worst enemies.
Only two of the 14 Republicans who broke ranks to support taking up gun legislation are facing voters this year, showing how difficult such deals could be in the future. New York Times
VOA VIEW: 12 cowardly Republicans.
The vast majority of surveyed judges across the country said Supreme Court justices should be bound by a code of ethics.       USA Today
Former President Donald Trump is calling on House Republicans to vote against an 80-page gun control bill poised to pass the Senate this week. Washington Times
VOA VIEW: As they should.


Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis for the first time has toppled former President Donald Trump as the 2024 favorite among Republican voters in a key primary state. Washington Times
VOA VIEW: Dems wishful thinking.
House Republicans have vowed to oppose the bipartisan gun control bill that was sanctioned by Senate GOP leaders who lined up the needed support for it to pass in the upper chamber as soon as Thursday. Washington Times
President Biden on Wednesday announced his plan for sky-high gasoline prices that relied on just about everybody else -- state governments, Congress, oil companies -- besides the White House to do something about it, but the "call to action" was panned by just about everybody involved. Washington Times
VOA VIEW: No plan, just stupidity.
Chicago police officers are no longer allowed to chase suspects on foot if they are just running away or have committed minor offenses, law enforcement officials said Tuesday. Washington Times
VOA VIEW: Idiotic!

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Ohio State University was granted a trademark to use the word "THE" on apparel and items to promote its athletic teams by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. ABC
VOA VIEW: This doesn't make sense.
Walmart is expanding health care coverage for employees who want to use a doula, a person trained to assist women during pregnancies, in an effort to address racial inequities in maternal care ABC
VOA VIEW: Walmart has gone too far.
Suspending the gas tax for three months -- through the end of September, as President Joe Biden will call for -- will cost about $10 billion, the White House said. ABC
VOA VIEW: A foolish gesture - it came from Biden.


Fed Chairman Jerome Powell said Wednesday that the central bank is determined to bring down inflation and has the ability to make that happen. CNBC
VOA VIEW: Nothing has been done, so far.
Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., called on the labor movement to join him in his fight to get President Joe Biden to forgive $50,000 per borrower. CNBC
VOA VIEW: Schumer is an idiot.
Bankman-Fried has emerged as something of a savior for the $900 billion crypto market as it faces a deepening liquidity crunch. CNBC
The head of Daimler Trucks has warned that shortages of parts are slowing the production of thousands of its vehicles. CNBC
VOA VIEW: New vehicles are very expensive and hard to find.
Raw material costs for electric vehicles more than doubled during the coronavirus pandemic, according to a new report Wednesday by AlixPartners. CNBC
VOA VIEW: This country, nor any other have found electric vehicles profitable.

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A federal appeals court upheld the Arkansas state law which requires contractors to pledge not to boycott Israel. If they don't make the pledge they must lower their fees by 20%. FOX News
Russia vowed to retaliate against Lithuania for what it called "hostile actions" after the European nation banned the transit of EU-sanctioned goods across its territory to the Russian exclave Kaliningrad. UPI
VOA VIEW: Russia is making groundless threats.
John Wood, a senior investigator for the Jan. 6 House select committee, plans to depart in order to pursue a seat on the U.S. Senate in Missouri as an independent. UPI
VOA VIEW: Wood should lose is Missouri.

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Chinese President Xi Jinping lashed out at the United States and European Union for leveling sanctions on Russia over its invasion of Ukraine, saying that doing so "will only end up hurting one's own interests." UPI
VOA VIEW: There is no way the US should do business with China.
House GOP leadership is actively opposing the bipartisan gun legislation moving in the Senate, pushing their members in a closed-door meeting Wednesday to vote against the gun law reforms. UPI
The site of May's deadly school shooting in Uvalde, Texas, will be demolished, the city's mayor said. UPI
VOA VIEW: Over reaction.
As interest rates rise to combat inflation, an industry report Wednesday said that more Americans are going for adjustable-rate mortgages -- which are riskier home loans because their rates aren't locked in. UPI
VOA VIEW: Misery will come in the future.

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