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A growing contingent of medical experts is questioning the conventional wisdom that healthy children should get COVID-19 shots as soon as possible. LA Times
VOA VIEW: A second thought may be a idea.
It’s official: For the first time ever, a transgender athlete has qualified for an Olympic team. New Zealand weightlifter Laurel Hubbard was selected for the national team on Monday and will be competing in the “super-heavyweight” category in the sport.  Born biologically male and originally named Gavin, Hubbard transitioned in 2012 after competing as a... New York Post
VOA VIEW: This is a tragic wrong on women athletes.
The Big Apple's Democratic mayoral hopefuls unleashed new blistering attacks on each other as they raced across the city to make their closing arguments to voters New York Post
VOA VIEW: A said state of stupid fool candidates.

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On Thursday, the US Supreme Court ruled 9-0 that a Catholic Social Services adoption agency in Philadelphia could continue to place children only with heterosexual couples. New York Post
VOA VIEW: Good!
Emails found on Hunter Biden’s abandoned laptop provide new details about his business relationship with the head of a consulting firm reportedly under investigation by the Justice Department. Blue Star Strategies signed on to boost the image of Ukraine-based energy company Burisma Holdings in November 2015, while Hunter Biden was on the company’s board. New York Post
VOA VIEW: Hunter is dirty and stupid.
Trained security professionals to deal with ­elevated levels of crime and mayhem at risk to their own life and limb, while getting called racist oppressors and potentially thrown under the bus by elected ­officials. This has become the de facto employment notice for police around the country, and, unsurprisingly, cops and potential cops don’t find... New York Post
VOA VIEW: America should look well in the midterm elections.
The Trump Organization accused the de Blasio administration of canceling its lucrative Bronx golf course contract because of a long-running political vendetta. New York Post
VOA VIEW: De Blasio will cost NY much.
The party’s growing irrelevance in urban and suburban areas comes at a considerable cost, sidelining conservatives in centers of innovation and economic might. New York Times
VOA VIEW: Liberal wishful thinking.
The AstraZeneca vaccine has been linked to more deaths than COVID in Australia. But officials are urging Aussies to get a second shot.       USA Today

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Lawsuit's claim: Indiana law requires the state to pay out federal unemployment benefits to its residents.       USA Today
VOA VIEW: There must be an end to free money.
The proactive flight cancellations came as the airline struggled with massive flight cancellations and delays over Father's Day weekend.      USA Today
President Biden repeated his opposition to raising the federal gas tax as he and a bipartisan group of senators negotiate on an infrastructure plan.       USA Today
VOA VIEW: Time will tell.
Large majorities of those polled support policies often at odds with one another in election law debates.       USA Today
VOA VIEW: The real truth cannot be found is liberal polls.

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Iran’s president-elect says he’s not willing to meet with President Joe Biden or negotiate over Tehran’s ballistic missile program and its support for regional militias ABC
VOA VIEW: Biden and his team have egg on their liberal faces.
The Supreme Court on Monday ruled against the NCAA in a major case involving whether its caps on what student-athletes can receive violate anti-trust laws. ABC
VOA VIEW: Abuse has ended.
Indonesian health authorities have announced the country’s largest one-day jump in new coronavirus infections, as the country’s number of confirmed cases since the pandemic began crosses 2 million ABC
VOA VIEW: Sad!

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A coalition of airline lobbying groups and unions are calling for the DOJ to prosecute unruly passengers "to the fullest extent of the law" following a spike in incidents ABC
VOA VIEW: As they should.
On Thursday, O'Rourke released his proposal to end the opioid epidemic CBS
VOA VIEW: O'Rourke is an idiot.
Swing Left will be focusing its efforts on a dozen battleground states in the 2020 elections, CBS News exclusively reports. CBS
"Knowing the support that we have always given to this party. We have carried this party for as long as I can remember," said Congresswoman Alma Adams. CBS
Candidates for prosecutor and district attorney nationwide have been pushing toward the goals of "defunding the police," if not explicitly supporting the slogan. CBS
VOA VIEW: Defunding the police has lost ground with most Americans.

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Nearly 1.9 million people took to the skies Saturday and more are expected now that the European Union's 15-month ban on U.S. travel is over. But the contagious Delta variant of COVID-19 is still spreading. CBS
VOA VIEW: Be careful and wise.
Democratic lawmakers are facing pressure to enact new voting rights legislation. But the "For the People Act" is unlikely to pass in the evenly divided Senate. CBS
VOA VIEW: Good!
Monday's aggressive rally came despite the fears of one firm that investors still aren't appreciating how quickly the Fed could raise rates. CNBC
VOA VIEW: Liberal madness.

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Powell said in testimony prepared for delivery to Congress on Tuesday that the economy is growing but faces continued threats from the pandemic. CNBC
VOA VIEW: It seems that so-called economists know very little.
Lawmakers are crafting a bipartisan infrastructure proposal, but Biden and Democrats have not signed off on their plans to fund it. CNBC
VOA VIEW: More like a major slush fund.
President Joe Biden would raise the top tax rate on capital gains and dividends to almost 49%, between federal and state taxes. Only Ireland has a higher rate. CNBC
VOA VIEW: Total madness.
Value-added taxes produce billions for other countries. Here's how these levies work and why there's no VAT in the United States. CNBC
Most of the public rejects Republican efforts to audit states' 2020 election results, saying they believe the reviews are an attempt to undermine valid election outcomes, according to a Monmouth University poll released Monday. CNN
VOA VIEW: Liberal deception.
Chuck Schumer is confronting his most daunting series of legislative landmines in his young tenure as Senate majority leader, navigating conflicting demands from his left and his moderates -- all the while facing wary Republicans after years of partisan brawling with the hard-nosed New Yorker. CNN
VOA VIEW: Liberal stupidity.
The Seattle Human Rights Commission dismissed concerns about a "pride" event that will charge White entrants a "reparations" fee –  telling complainants that they should "educate" themselves on the harm they might cause by attending. FOX News
VOA VIEW: Reparations of any kind is ridiculous.
An Israeli vendor was yanked from a Philadelphia food truck event, prompting claims that organizers bowed to anti-Semitism -- and leading to a decision to scrap the event on Sunday. FOX News
VOA VIEW: Shameful!
The U.S. Navy released footage of an explosive test off Florida’s coast that aimed to determine the durability of a new aircraft carrier.  FOX News
Portland purchased a full-page advertisement in the New York Times in an attempt to rebrand itself and attract tourists following a tumultuous year of violent demonstrations in the wake of the death of George Floyd, and the most recent fallout after all 50 members of the police riot squad resigned. FOX News
VOA VIEW: Portland and its officials are a disgrace.
BMX Freestyle rider Chelsea Wolfe once said her goal was to win an Olympic medal "so I can burn a US flag on the podium." FOX News
VOA VIEW: A real fool.
U.S. District Judge Dabney Friedrich dismissed claims for damages against federal officials for use of force by U.S. Park Police against protesters in Lafayette Square last year. UPI
VOA VIEW: A proper ruling.
The controversial, problem-plagued Limetree Bay oil refinery in the U.S. Virgin Islands has been closed indefinitely due to financial problems, its owners said Monday. UPI
VOA VIEW: Sad!
Enrollment in state Medicaid and children's health programs shot up by nearly 10 million to an all-time high of 80 million during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Biden administration announced Monday. UPI
VOA VIEW: Sad!
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday dismissed as moot a lawsuit filed against former President Donald Trump's immigration policy that forced tens of thousands of asylum seekers to await their U.S. court dates in Mexico. UPI

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     The Biden administration has rolled out a plan to use taxpayer funds to pay for gender transition surgeries for veterans, sparking a backlash from some conservatives on Capitol Hill and other critics who said the White House should spend the mo ney elsewhere. Veterans Affairs Secretary Denis McDonough announced the new policy Saturday during a Pride event in Orlando, Florida.  The initiative will not go into effect right away, and it will likely take years for the federal government to write new rules and regulations extending VA health care benefits to cover the “gender confirmation” procedures.  This is a major liberal Biden mistake.

     
Mr. McDonald said the move will allow “transgender vets to go through the full gender confirmation process with VA by their side.” “We’re making these changes not only because they are the right thing to do, but because they can save lives,” he said.  At least 134,000 American veterans identify as transgender, according to the The National Center for Transgender Equality. Mr. McDonough said the VA will spend the next several years building the “capacity to meet the surgical needs” of those transgender veterans across the country.