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Some of the companies awarded Nevada retail marijuana licenses in 2018 could have their licenses frozen under a ruling issued today by a Clark County judge ... Las Vegas Sun
VOA VIEW: It may be positive.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average plunged more than 600 points Friday after the latest escalation in the trade war between the U.S. and China rattled investors. The broad sell-off sent ... Las Vegas Sun
VOA VIEW: It will ultimately be good for the US.
A city council candidate in Michigan said Friday she has no plans to end her campaign after shocking a public forum when she said she wants to keep her community white “as much as possible.” Jean Cramer made the comment Thursday in response to a question about diversity in Marysville, a city... New York Post
VOA VIEW: Madness!


Joe Biden pondered a most serious, and awkward, question at a campaign stop Friday: What if Barack Obama had been assassinated during his presidential campaign in 2008? Toward the end of an event in Hanover, Biden evoked two of his political heroes, Martin Luther King Jr. and Robert F. Kennedy. Both were... New York Post
Two U.S. lawmakers have called on a top financial regulatory panel to consider direct oversight of the cloud services big tech companies provide to banks, saying they have become a critical component of the global financial system. Rueters
Slavery's arrival in the United States happened by accident, but its arrival created a thriving tobacco industry and fueled the Industrial Revolution.        USA Today
VOA VIEW: Dems like to bring out black issues every presidential election time.
North Korea has fired two suspected short-range ballistic missiles off its east coast for the seventh time in a month, after it threatened to remain America's biggest threat in protest of U.S.-led sanctions on the country ABC
VOA VIEW: NK is inching to get serious troubles.
Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has been treated for a new cancerous tumor on her pancreas, the court said Friday. ABC
VOA VIEW: Ginsburg would be wise to retire.
The U.S. recently tested a missile banned under a now-defunct arms treaty. ABC


The US president increases tariffs on China after it unveiled duties on 5,000 products from the US. BBC
VOA VIEW: Interesting!
The leaders will meet one-on-one on Sunday morning with a post-Brexit trade deal set to be discussed. BBC
Dan Webb has been tasked with re-examining the handling of the Smollett case, marking the sixth time he's been tapped as a special prosecutor CBS
VOA VIEW: Smollett needs to pay for his transgressions.
Cory Booker's campaign manager, Addisu Demissie, spoke with CBSN political reporter Caitlin Huey-Burns about what's next for the New Jersey Democrat's campaign. Demissie also discussed what viewers can expect to see from Booker at the next Democratic debate. CBS

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Trump said he will raise tariffs on $250 billion in Chinese goods to 30% and hike duties on another $300 billion in products to 15%. CNBC
President Donald Trump on Friday counterpunched against retaliatory tariffs announced by Beijing earlier in the day, pledging to hike the rates importers must pay on Chinese-made goods even higher. CNN
North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho launched a scathing attack against Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. CNN


David Koch, the billionaire former executive Vice President of Koch Industries who, along with his brother, was one of the most prolific and controversial GOP donors in politics, has died, his family confirmed Friday morning. He was 79. FOX News
"The Palestinian Authority is directly responsible for this attack, a result of the Palestinians' ongoing policy of educating and incentivizing their youth to kill Jews throughout Israel." Jerusalem Post
The Trump administration is considering ramping up biofuel blending quotas in the coming years to assuage anger in the Farm Belt over its recent broad use of waivers for small refineries, but is not planning to rescind any of the exemptions it has granted so far, four sources familiar with the matter said. Reuters
President Donald Trump said on Friday he was ordering U.S. companies to look at ways to close their operations in China and make more of their products in the United States instead, sending U.S. markets down sharply in a new rhetorical strike at Beijing as trade tensions mounted. Reuters
More than 100 Palestinians sustained injuries -- at least two critically -- after clashing with Israeli troops in protests at the Gaza-Israel border Friday, Gaza health officials said. UPI
VOA VIEW: Foolish!

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The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed down 623.34 points, a 2.4 percent drop, Friday after President Donald Trump ordered U.S. companies to start looking for alternatives to operating with China. UPI
The U.S. Justice Department has apologized for sending an email to immigration courts this week that contained a link to a white nationalist website. UPI
North Korea said Japan is withholding financial support for kindergartens and day-care centers affiliated with pro-Pyongyang organizations in Japan. UPI
VOA VIEW: NK is wasting their breath.

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August 24, 2019

      Republicans have ripped Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez for calling the Electoral College a racist “scam” that favors mostly white and rural states at the expense of those with large minority populations.

     The 29-year-old freshman lawmaker wants to eliminate the current system in favor of electing the president through a popular vote, which would shift power to more populated states, such as Ocasio-Cortez’s New York.

     Midwestern states like Michigan and Wisconsin — now much-sought-after swing states — and smaller states such as Iowa would have less of an impact on elections, as Iowa GOP Sen. Joni Ernst pointed out.

     Cortez has made many stupid statements, this one tops all the other.