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Former President Donald Trump is suing journalist Bob Woodward and his publisher for nearly $50 million over the inclusion of audio recordings. New York Post
VOA VIEW: It will be interesting.
A retired US Border Patrol agent has been named Texas' new border czar, a position created by the governor as the state continues to experience "unprecedented" numbers of migrants crossing the border. New York Post
VOA VIEW: Good!
While the facility boasts stunning views of the water, the shelter space, designed to house 1,000 people, is not so glamourous. New York Post
VOA VIEW: It's better than the way they lived before entering illegally into the US.

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The Justice Department informed House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jim Jordan it won't give access to most of the information he has requested. New York Post
VOA VIEW: It's time Congress plays hardball with the DOJ.
Without more (and better) weapons delivered faster, the coming Russian offensive could do huge damage on Ukraine. New York Post
VOA VIEW: Ukraine is bleeding for the weapons.
Former President Donald Trump on Monday railed against "Radical Left" Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg. New York Post
VOA VIEW: Bragg is an idiot.
Global economic policymakers are expecting China to soon provide major support to a flagging world economy now that it’s abandoned its zero-COVID policy. New York Post
VOA VIEW: Seeing is believing.
The International Monetary Fund said the world economy was poised for a rebound as inflation eases. New York Times
VOA VIEW: The operative words are '"as inflation eases."
The end of the emergency will bring about a complex set of policy changes, and it signals a new chapter in the government’s pandemic response. New York Times
VOA VIEW: Biden is being exposed.

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The Memphis Fire Department fired 3 employees for failing to provide Tyre Nichols an "adequate patient assessment" after he was beaten by officers.       USA Today
VOA VIEW: The liberal media will suffer when the whole truth is made public.
A swath of the nation from Texas to Ohio and Tennessee was bracing Monday for days of dangerous travel conditions. Elsewhere it was bitter cold.       USA Today
Gas prices have been rising to start 2023, after dropping at the end of last year. Here's what to know about the rising cost at the pump.       USA Today
VOA VIEW: Who is Biden going to blame?
Trump lawyer Evan Corcoran provided Peter Navarro a letter claiming executive privilege. U.S. District Judge Amit Mehta delayed the trial Friday.       USA Today
VOA VIEW: Good!

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As winter weather brought warnings and advisories to much of the country, airlines canceled more than 1,000 flights Monday.       USA Today
The Doomsday Clock is the latest reminder that humanity has the capability to destroy itself at any time with nuclear warfare.      USA Today
VOA VIEW: The world should be in fear.
Florida public schools have begun to implement a new state law to weed out sexually explicit content and other inappropriate material from classroom bookshelves, triggering accusations from the left that Gov. Ron DeSantis is banning books and threatening to jail teachers for stocking their bookshelves. Washington Times
VOA VIEW: Someone must stand up to insanity.

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Senate Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer escalated his rhetoric Monday over the standoff with the GOP on raising the nation's debt ceiling, telling House Republicans that they need to "come out of hiding" to outline spending cuts in exchange for avoiding default. Washington Times
VOA VIEW: Schumer is an idiot.
House Oversight and Accountability Committee Chairman James Comer said Monday he will cast a wide net in probing President Biden's potential involvement in his son Hunter's far-flung business deals, saying anyone involved in the family's overseas ventures should be prepared to answer to Congress. Washington Times
VOA VIEW: It is long past needed.
The nonprofit founded by Prince Harry and wife Meghan Markle donated around 23% of its income in its first year in operation. Washington Times
VOA VIEW: Two major thieves.
A smuggler forced 30 illegal immigrants into a vehicle, crushing one of them to death. Washington Times
VOA VIEW: All Biden's fault.
Former Twitter employees are expected to testify next week before the House Oversight Committee about the social media platform's handling of reporting on President Joe Biden's son, Hunter Biden. Washington Times
VOA VIEW: You can only lie and hide so far.

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The Federal Reserve is poised this week to raise its benchmark interest rate for an eighth time since March ABC
VOA VIEW: Fed increases cause recession.
Senators renew call for investigation of smaller AR-15 rifle targeted toward children ABC
Ford is cutting prices on its Mustang Mach-E electric SUV by as much as $6,000 just weeks after market leader Tesla made similar moves ABC
VOA VIEW: Competition breeds lower prices.

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A sixth Memphis police officer involved in the arrest of Tyre Nichols has been relieved of duty. ABC
VOA VIEW: There is much that is not totally known.
The WHO said in a statement Monday COVID-19 is still a public health emergency but that the pandemic "is probably at a transition point." ABC
VOA VIEW: Something that must be dealt with for a long time.
The beleaguered retailer is shuttering more locations as its prospects of survival remain uncertain. CBS
Former NYPD Assistant Commissioner Keith Taylor and Professor at Brooklyn Law Alexis Hoag-Fordjour join "CBS Mornings" to discuss the renewed debate over race and policing in this country after the death of Tyre Nichols. CBS
VOA VIEW: There yet much to be told about the incident - why did Nichols not give the officers his hands when asked, why did he run from police - why the car cams not shown the chase?
This will be CEO Shou Zi Chew's first appearance before Congress. CBS
VOA VIEW: Regardless TikTok must be banned from the US.
Ford and General Motors are set to report earnings this week. CNBC
In 2023, the U.S. justice system, including the Supreme Court, will take on cases that will help determine the bounds of free expression on the internet. CNBC
VOA VIEW: Time will tell.
Apple reports December quarter earnings on Thursday, and there are a lot of factors pointing to the company's first year-over-year revenue decline since 2019. CNBC
Here's what experts predict will happen if the Supreme Court rules against President Joe Biden's student loan forgiveness plan. CNBC
VOA VIEW: The loan forgiveness will be struck down as unconstitutional.
Manhattan prosedutors are eyeing Donald Trump over a hush money payment to porn star Stormy Daniels during his campaign against Hillary Clinton. CNBC
VOA VIEW: Anti Trump prosecutors.
Two years ago, Moscow eyed a US-German standoff over the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline as a litmus test of transatlantic power. CNN
Dug in amid the rolling hills west of Bakhmut, the tanks of the Ukrainian army's 28th Mechanized Brigade are helping to hold the line against a growing Russian offensive. CNN
A Pennsylvania jury acquitted a pro-life activist accused of assaulting a Planned Parenthood escort in 2021 FOX News
VOA VIEW: As they should.
Massachusetts launched a free legal advice hotline Monday, providing counsel to women seeking abortions. The hotline mirrors similar ones implemented in other blue states. FOX News
VOA VIEW: So be it.
Secretary of State Antony Blinken met with newly-elected Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Jerusalem Monday, where the two showed a united front in keeping Iran from obtaining nuclear weapons. UPI
VOA VIEW: Good!
Frustration with the U.S. governments is apparent on both sides of the political spectrum, through Republicans are a bit more concerned than those who identified as Democrats to Gallup pollsters. UPI
VOA VIEW: Republicans have more thought and concern.
The Biden-Harris administration will invest $2.7 billion into rural electric cooperatives across the United States, the U.S. Department of Agriculture announced Monday. UPI
Lockheed Martin and the U.S. military have successfully completed a Hypersonic Air-breathing Weapon Concept test flight, the Maryland-based aerospace firm confirmed Monday. UPI
VOA VIEW: Good!

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U.S. Treasury Department officials Monday imposed sanctions on the leader of a global Mexico-based fentanyl trafficking organization and two of his associates. UPI
VOA VIEW: Now they should be prosecuted to the fullest.
The amount of infrastructure needed to keep pace with the growing number of electric vehicles on the road is expanding. UPI
VOA VIEW: EV charging stations a far from being adequate.
Exxon is planning to produce so-called blue hydrogen, which utilizes technology to capture any of the associated carbon emissions. UPI
Ukraine faced widespread attacks from Russia on Monday, including the shelling of residential areas in the recently liberated city of Kherson, where three people died and 10 others were injured, officials said. UPI
VOA VIEW: Russia will pay for their arrogance.

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     A San Francisco program providing guaranteed income to pregnant Black women will soon spread to other counties throughout California.  A bad idea that will cause more pregnant dependent black women.

     An additional 425 mothers “and other birthing parents” will be served by the Abundant Birth Project throughout the Golden State next year as the program opens in Alameda, Contra Costa, Los Angeles and Riverside counties, according to a release from the San Francisco city government last week.  The programs in each of the counties will run for two- to three-year periods, thanks to a $5 million grant from the California Department of Social Services.

     “The Abundant Birth Project has proven to be successful in San Francisco and brings an innovative, equitable approach to addressing disproportionate health impacts largely among Black families, which is why I committed to investing $1.5 million over the next two years to grow the program in our City and neighboring counties,” San Francisco Mayor London Breed said in the release. “We hope the Abundant Birth Project serves as a model to address racial birth disparities throughout the region and state, and across the country.”

     Black women are twice as likely than White women to have a premature birth, according to the release, which also said that wealth and income disparities contribute to Black women having the highest infant and maternal mortality rates among any population.