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The elimination of about 13% of the newsroom staff is the first major retrenchment since the paper was acquired five years ago by Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong and his wife, Michele. LA Times
VOA VIEW: Liberal and woke stupidity don't sell.
Florida's emergency management agency acknowledges it facilitated migrants' flights from New Mexico to Sacramento. California officials have said the move may have been illegal. LA Times
VOA VIEW: California says it's a sanctuary state.
Nicole Daedone and Rachel Cherwitz of OneTaste were indicted on charges of conspiring to force employees to work for them by inflicting sexual, psychological and economic abuse, federal prosecutors said. LA Times
VOA VIEW: Madness!


The nation's largest American-Muslim advocacy group ripped into CUNY's leadership as "dishonest" and "cowardly" for calling a law school graduate's incendiary commencement address "hate speech." New York Post
A Kentucky facility built to dispose of deadly Cold War-era chemical weapons is nearing the end of its mission to destroy its 520-ton stockpile, a milestone that will likely mark the end of chemical weapons destruction projects in the U.S., officials said Wednesday. Washington Times
Americans will soon celebrate Juneteenth, marking the day when the last enslaved people in the United States learned they were free. Washington Times
VOA VIEW: Another free day for blacks.
Germany is preparing to host the biggest air deployment exercise in NATO’s history ABC
VOA VIEW: It should give Putin some fear.
The Turkish lira has tumbled to fresh record lows, extending its slide against the U.S. dollar ABC
VOA VIEW: Turkey has little to offer.
New York City has filed a lawsuit against Hyundai and Kia, claiming that the automakers’ vehicles are too susceptible to theft ABC


Gov. Doug Burgum is launching a dark-horse bid for the presidency. CBS
Embattled executive is leaving after only one year following series of missteps and declining employee morale. CBS
VOA VIEW: He made some dumb mistakes for a losing CNN.
House Oversight and Accountability Committee Chairman James Comer is moving forward with efforts to hold FBI Director Christopher Wray in contempt of Congress. CBS
VOA VIEW: He should be.
The conservative host, who was ousted from Fox News in April, railed against the media and touched on conspiracy theories. CBS

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Cox Automotive reported a 2.7% decline from April to May in its used vehicle index, which tracks vehicles sold at its U.S. wholesale dealership auctions. CNBC
VOA VIEW: New car sales are also falling.
Yellen said she wouldn't want to see the diverse banking system threatened by further consolidation, but it would be understandable. CNBC
VOA VIEW: Yellen is an idiot.
Mortgage rates fell back from their recent highs, but demand dropped for the fourth straight week. CNBC
VOA VIEW: Mortgage rates are still high.


Judge Robert Hinkle in Florida granted a preliminary injunction that would allow three transgender children to receive GnRH agonists. CNBC
Lawmakers said Medicare has failed to answer basic questions about how its plan to cover Alzheimer's antibody treatments will work. CNBC
A Pentagon official denied an Air Force veteran's assertion that the government has a secret program that has been retrieving "non-human origin" crafts and sometimes encounters "dead pilots." FOX News
VOA VIEW: What is the real truth.
For the second straight year, gun violence killed more people than ever before in the United States as a new report finds firearms kill about 134 people every day -- or one person every 11 minutes. UPI
VOA VIEW: Lawlessness has spiked because of liberal prosecutors and judges.
Russian hackers who stole the payroll data of more than 100,000 employees of major British, American and Canadian companies and organizations threatened Wednesday to dump the data onto the internet. UPI
VOA VIEW: Cyber attacks can be worse than military battles.

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Could the Saudi merger with the PGA Tour be just the beginning of their influence in American sports? The answer might be yes and that's a nightmare.       USA Today
VOA VIEW: People can boycott the games.

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June 13, 2023

     Legislators in red states are determined this year to do what Supreme Court Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson could not: provide a definition of the word “woman.”  It would be interesting to see who knows?

     The Kansas Senate became the first chamber to pass the Women’s Bill of Rights, a measure that defines “woman” and “man” in state law. The distinction is central to the push to preserve single-sex areas such as public restrooms, school sports, prisons and shelters.  “What this does is simply codify in the law the definition of sex,” state Sen. Renee Erickson, a Republican, told The Washington Times.

     The measure is opposed by transgender rights advocates, although Ms. Erickson stressed that “it does not deal with gender identity.”  “It simply says that in existing statute or law, where there is a definition of sex, it means biological male and female as determined at birth. That’s very factual, it’s very objective,” she said.  Under the bill, a person’s biological sex is determined at birth. “Female” is defined as someone “whose biological reproductive system is developed to produce ova,” and “male” refers to those “whose biological reproductive system is developed to fertilize the ova of a female.”  There are only two genders - male and female.