NEWS - TUESDAY, DECEMBER 05, 2023 - NEWS
Siaka Massaquoi, first vice-chair of the L.A. County Republican Party, was arrested on suspicion of entering the U.S. Capitol during the riot. LA Times
VOA VIEW: The truth will be known.
The Supreme Court justices sounded ready to uphold a huge bankruptcy deal that includes $6 billion from the Sackler family to fight opioid crisis. LA Times
VOA VIEW: A large payment is more than due.
President Vladimir Putin was shown a simulation of the "nuclear button" but declined to press it on Monday as he toured a vast exhibition of Russian achievements in what looked like a warm-up for an imminent re-election campaign. Newsmax
VOA VIEW: A form of intimidation.
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A rocket most likely fired by Hamas terrorists during their Oct. 7 multipronged attack on Israel hit the Sdot Micha military base where many of Israel's nuclear-capable missiles are located. Newsmax
VOA VIEW: A scary thought.
A former American diplomat who served as U.S. ambassador to Bolivia has been charged with serving as a mole for Cuba's intelligence services dating back decades, the Justice Department said Monday. Newsmax
VOA VIEW: He should be tried for espionage.
House Oversight and Accountability Committee Chair James Comer, R-Ky., on Monday released subpoenaed bank records showing that Hunter Biden used a business entity to make monthly payments to his father, President Joe Biden. Newsmax
VOA VIEW: Biden is guilty as sin.
Sen. Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn., called for an investigation into the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestinian Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) after reports that an Israeli hostage was held in the attic of a teacher employed by the agency. Newsmax
Senior staff at Sellafield, Britain's most hazardous nuclear site, for almost a decade covered up that cyber groups closely linked to Russia and China hacked into its computer networks. Newsmax
VOA VIEW: The world is getting closer to WWIII.
Jamaal Bowman (D-NY) has drawn a primary challenge from Westchester County Executive George Latimer, per a filing with the Federal Election Commission sent Monday. New York Post
VOA VIEW: Good, she should lose big.
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A Jewish community group in Virginia has rebuked the organizer of a local art and music festival over its decision not to allow a menorah lighting ceremony, implying the decision was rooted in antisemitism. New York Post
VOA VIEW: As they should.
In one shocking example cited, an unidentified trader shorted 4.43 million shares in Israel's largest bank, Leumi, between Sept. 15 and Oct. 5 -- resulting in a nearly $900 million profit. New York Post
People with chronic problems after falls and car crashes scored better on cognition tests after getting a brain implant. New York Times
VOA VIEW: Sounds like a cure.
Microsoft said Monday it uncovered evidence that Russia's government is responsible for hacks of its customers' email accounts. Washington Times
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The White House on Monday called Speaker Mike Johnson a flip-flopper for his plan to hold a vote to formalize the impeachment inquiry into President Biden. Washington Times
VOA VIEW: The biggest flip-flopper is Biden.
Former President Donald Trump intends to appeal a ruling that upheld a gag order in his civil fraud trial in New York. CBS
VOA VIEW: It should be granted.
“Rizz” earns the prestigious title of Oxford’s 2023 Word of the Year. Originally popularized by Gen Z, this trendy term is another word for charisma and is defined as “style, charm, or attractiveness,” or “the ability to attract a romantic partner.” CBS
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The justices appeared split on whether those who opposed the bankruptcy deal should be prevented from pursuing their own claims against the Sacklers. CBS
Gold prices top $2,100 as investors seek refuge from geopolitical instability and bet on Fed interest rate cuts. CBS
Office of Management and Budget Director Shalanda Young sent a dire warning to Congress Monday. CBS
VOA VIEW: Biden should approve the money for Israel, first.
Congress and the White House must hash out a deal to beef up U.S. border security first, said Sen. Roger Marshall, R-Kan. CNBC
The new federal financial aid application for college will roll out on or before Dec. 31. CNBC
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New regulations are being implemented across nearly two dozen US National Parks, limiting tourist flights over iconic sites such as Mount Rushmore and Badlands National Park. FOX News
There is a growing trend in US schools where online therapy is being used to support students struggling with mental health challenges and incidents of bullying. FOX News
The Air Force is investigating potential elevated cancer rates among personnel who worked with nuclear missiles, prompted by reports of illnesses among missile launch officers. FOX News
VOA VIEW: The US must protect all military personnel.
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China on Monday accused the U.S. Navy of violating its sovereignty when the USS Gabrielle Giffords warship sailed near a submerged reef in disputed waters of the South China Sea. UPI
VOA VIEW: China is full of crap trying to intimidate the US.
A group of about 200 pro-Palestinian protesters flooded Times Square and other parts of New York City after police blocked the crowd from entering the American Museum of Natural History after recent disturbances. UPI
VOA VIEW: Pro-Palestinian protesters must be arrested for disturbing the peace.
In an expanded operation, the Israel Defense Forces said Monday it struck about 200 terrorist targets, including Hamas infrastructure inside a school and two tunnel shafts. UPI
A U.S. warship and three commercial vessels were attacked in the Red Sea on Sunday, a possible escalation of hostilities in the region as a weeklong military stand down between Hamas and Israel came to an end Friday. UPI
VOA VIEW: The US must retaliate.
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