The United Nations held its first water conference in decades, focusing on crises and solutions. The U.N. chief said 'water is in deep trouble' globally. LA Times
VOA VIEW: Hype or truth?
The move among some U.S. officials to force a sale or ban of TikTok has met with resistance from Beijing, which warns of negative consequences. LA Times
VOA VIEW: TikTok has to go.
Autism is on the rise, especially for minorities, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). New York Post
VOA VIEW: Minority children are provided less care by their parents.


Members of the House Oversight and Judiciary committees rebuked Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg in a letter Saturday for refusing to cooperate with their probe into the Stormy Daniels “hush money” case he’s pursuing against former President Donald Trump. New York Post
VOA VIEW: Bragg is a liberal idiot.
Donald Trump fired up his supporters in Waco, Tex. Saturday with the first public rally of his third presidential campaign. New York Post
VOA VIEW: True words.
Despite a pattern of dangerous, erratic behavior, the former president remains a strong front-runner for his party’s nomination. His durability stems from his most loyal supporters. New York Times
New data about the health effects of a sugar substitute leads to one more question: Are sweeteners really healthier than the real thing?       USA Today
VOA VIEW: The truth should be known.
USA Today stood by its decision to honor male-born legislator Leigh Finke as one of its 2023 Women of the Year as critics on the right decried the move as the latest example of male-to-female transgender individuals usurping awards intended for girls and women. Washington Times
VOA VIEW: A born male should not be a woman of the year.
The most recent law makes Wyoming the 19th state to approve legislation preventing biological males from playing female sports based on gender identity, an issue that has gained steam as male-born athletes like former collegiate swimmer Lia Thomas win women's sports titles. Washington Times
VOA VIEW: The foolishness must end.


Conservative college students and workers say they fear sharing their political and religious beliefs amid a growing "cancel culture," according to surveys. Washington Times
VOA VIEW: The violent are Dems and woke.
A Minnesota utility began shutting down a nuclear power plant near Minneapolis on Friday after failing to stop the release of radioactive material it says is not dangerous but has prompted concerns among nearby residents. Washington Times
Russian President Vladimir Putin has announced plans to station tactical nuclear weapons in neighboring Belarus ABC
VOA VIEW: A major provocation.
The Israeli military says two soldiers were wounded, one severely, in a drive-by shooting in the occupied West Bank, the latest in months-long violence between Israel and the Palestinians ABC
VOA VIEW: It would be wise not to mess with Israel.

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Iraqi officials announced Saturday that Baghdad has won an international arbitration case that will halt oil exports from the semi-autonomous Kurdish region by way of Turkey ABC
Two migrants died and at least a dozen more were injured after becoming trapped in a train car in Uvalde County, Texas, police said Friday. ABC
Rep_ Marjorie Taylor Greene swept into the District of Columbia jail to check on conditions for the Jan_ 6 detainees, who chanted “Let’s Go Brandon!” ABC


New Zealand Foreign Minister Nanaia Mahuta has expressed concern to China over any provision of lethal aid to support Russia in its war against Ukraine during a meeting with her Chinese counterpart ABC
VOA VIEW: China should listen.
Democratic and GOP members of Congress visited the jail and then offered conflicting accounts about how accused Capitol rioters are being treated behind bars. CBS
VOA VIEW: Dems have a see no evil approach.
Idaho is now the fifth state to allow execution by firing squad, according to the Death Penalty Information Center. CBS
Former President Donald Trump is being criticized for violent comments he made on social media directed against the Manhattan District Attorney's Office in which he warned of "potential death and destruction" if he were to be indicted. CBS
VOA VIEW: Liberal media view.
The judge said that "attorneys have now delayed this trial multiple times to the detriment of their client." CBS

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Uncertainty caused by the collapse of Silicon Valley Bank this month triggered outflows and plunging share prices at peers including First Republic and PacWest. CNBC
VOA VIEW: Biden mishandled the SVB problem.
The union's new leader will be Shawn Fain, a member of the "UAW Members United" reform group and local leader for a Stellantis parts plant in Indiana. CNBC
A notable decline in used vehicle prices toward the end of last year has been roughly cut in half in 2023, as inventories remain lower and prices are high. CNBC
VOA VIEW: The bad economy is directed by Biden policies.

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Marijuana is legal for recreational use in many states, but possession is still illegal under federal law. CNBC
VOA VIEW: Don't test the law.
Tax season can be a complicated time for cryptocurrency investors. Here are three things to know. CNBC
The war in Ukraine has given military planners a fresh perspective on what future battles will look like. Can the tank remain relevant in this new era? CNBC
• Iranian-backed groups launch more attacks on US troops in Syria CNN
For a presidential campaign, rally locations often serve double duty: putting the candidate in front of supporters while sending a message about the campaign. CNN
VOA VIEW: It seems that Trump will get the GOP nomination.
The chairmen of three House committees sent a letter Saturday to the Manhattan district attorney leading the probe into Donald Trump, doubling down on their efforts to intervene in the hush money investigation ahead of possible criminal charges against the former president. CNN
The United States would need a new law that allows the government to regulate speech if the country wants to ban Chinese-owned social media app TikTok, experts say. FOX News
VOA VIEW: Any app that hurts US security must be eradicated.
Palestinian groups and Jordan condemned Israel Saturday after a published report indicated the government is planning to build hundreds of new housing units for settlers in the occupied West Bank. UPI
Russia's assault on the Eastern Ukrainian city of Bakhmut has stalled with both sides suffering heavy casualties, Britain's defense ministry said Saturday. UPI
VOA VIEW: Putin is pushing himself out of office.
The Treasury Department on Friday imposed sanctions on two Belarusian entities, seven elections officials and President Alexander Lukashenko's aircraft. UPI
VOA VIEW: A start.

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