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The air you breathe on flights comes directly from the jet engines. Citing a Times investigation, new federal legislation would require passenger planes to be equipped with sensors to detect toxic fumes. LA Times
VOA VIEW: The real facts are yet to be known.
The Biden administration is seeking billions of dollars for a new push to wipe out hepatitis C, a virus that kills thousands of people annually in the U.S. LA Times
The regional rivals have agreed to re-establish diplomatic ties in an agreement brokered by China that could reverberate across the Middle East and beyond. New York Times
VOA VIEW: How long can or will it last?
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Gov. Ron DeSantis of Florida visited Iowa on Friday, providing a window into his still-untested skills as a retail politician. New York Times
VOA VIEW: DeSantis is being boosted by the liberal media.
Rep. George Santos' former roommate told authorities the New York Republican orchestrated an ATM scam and credit card fraud scheme, a report said.
The Consumer Product Safety Commission is warning Americans to stop wearing a Chinese-made bicycle helmet that fails to meet federal safety standards. Washington Times
Republican lawmakers in Kentucky advanced a bill Friday to put limits on drag shows, capping a free-wielding Senate debate as supporters touted it as a child-protection measure and opponents called it an unconstitutional attack aimed at LGBTQ groups. Washington Times
The parents of a ninth grade South Carolina student who said she was accosted by a teacher for quietly walking to class instead of stopping and reciting the Pledge of Allegiance are suing the teacher, principal, school district and state education officials. Washington Times
VOA VIEW: The parents can take their child and leave the country.
Reported sexual assaults at U.S. military academies shot up during the 2021-22 school year, and one in five female students told an anonymous survey that they had experienced unwanted sexual contact, The Associated Press has learned. Washington Times
VOA VIEW: Many reports are phony.
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More than 42,000 federal employees repeatedly failed to file their taxes with the IRS, according to a new audit that said the government is limited in its ability to punish the cheats. Washington Times
America’s employers added a substantial 311,000 jobs in February, fewer than January’s huge gain but easily enough to keep pressure on the Federal Reserve to raise interest rates aggressively to fight inflation ABC
VOA VIEW: The numbers are inflated.
The House has voted unanimously to declassify U.S. intelligence information about the origins of COVID-19 ABC
The 40-year-old financial institution, which caters to tech firms, was abruptly shuttered after fears of a bank run. CBS
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The bill requires the declassification of information about possible links between the origins of the COVID-19 pandemic and the Wuhan Institute of Virology. CBS
Drugmaker plans to roll out the drug, which it says can relieve migraine symptoms in 30 minutes, to pharmacies in July. CBS
United Airlines launched its Aviate Academy in 2022 to address the pilot shortage and diversify a workforce that is overwhelmingly White and male. CBS
VOA VIEW: A scary report.
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Even though new car buyers are paying less of a premium than a year ago, the average sale is 8.8% above the manufacturer's suggested retail price, or MSRP. CNBC
VOA VIEW: People with money and desperation.
Tight supply and higher rates are pushing luxury home prices higher. CNBC
The House Freedom Caucus demanded drastic federal budget cuts, work requirements for Medicaid and an end to "federal regulations" on domestic energy production. CNBC
Black women saw their unemployment rate jump to 5.1% from 4.7%. Among Hispanic women, it jumped to 4.8% from 4.4%. CNBC
VOA VIEW: Not a good sign for Black and Hispanic women.
Iran and Saudi Arabia have long accused each other of destabilizing the region and seen one another as grave security threats. CNBC
VOA VIEW: How long can this optimism last?
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Biden proposes to impose a minimum tax of 25% on the rich, hike taxes on oil and gas companies and raise the corporate tax rate from 21% to 28%. CNBC
VOA VIEW: Make believe political ploy.
January's jobs report delivered a heck of a surprise when it showed the US economy had added more than half a million jobs and unemployment had dipped to a level not seen in more than five decades. CNN
Thousands of Ukrainians who escaped their country in the early months of Russia’s war are facing an end to their temporary U.S. sanctuary. FOX News
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Chinese President Xi Jinping was re-elected for an unprecedented third five year-term Friday by the 14th National People's Congress, consolidating his near absolute grip on power. UPI
VOA VIEW: Not good for the US.
The United States has targeted Iran with a slew of sanctions Thursday, blacklisting a China-based network accused of supplying Tehran with parts for drones used by Russia in Ukraine and a "shadow banking" network. UPI
VOA VIEW: Needed, if not more.
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un oversaw a missile "fire assault drill" that apparently targeted South Korean airfields in preparation for an "actual war response," state media reported Friday. UPI
VOA VIEW: Un is putting his country in danger.
The gun used in the deadly Rust movie-set shooting was destroyed by authorities in New Mexico, Alec Baldwin's lawyers said Thursday. UPI
VOA VIEW: It would be a foolish move.
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