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People who had only two initial doses of an mRNA COVID-19 vaccine fared no better against Omicron than those who were unvaccinated, new study finds. LA Times
VOA VIEW: No one really knows the real facts about COVID.
GOP lawmakers introduce a resolution to rescind a special FAA notice that has prevented flights over Disney parks since 2003. LA Times
VOA VIEW: Disney is learning what hardball politics is about.
Mayra Flores became the first Republican to represent any part of the Rio Grande Valley since 1870.  New York Post
VOA VIEW: Let's pray this is a good sign.

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Team Biden seems to be implying that banning opposing conversion therapy also means opposing skepticism around hormone treatments and irreversible surgeries for kids. New York Post
VOA VIEW: Biden and his team are fools.
Some NATO countries are wary of sending heavy weapons, hoping for a negotiated truce, but the alliance insists publicly that it is committed to helping Ukraine defeat Russia. New York Times
The new president of America's largest Protestant denomination declared Thursday there would no longer be a "hunting ground" for sexual predators in Southern Baptist churches. Washington Times
VOA VIEW: Time will tell.
Advisers to the Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday endorsed COVID-19 vaccines for use in kids ages 6 months to 4 years, meaning the youngest Americans should be eligible for the shots by next week. Washington Times
VOA VIEW: FDA advisers are not trustworthy.
A U.S. House committee approved a bill Wednesday that would outlaw the distribution of fake or misleading materials resembling census forms or other materials that could prevent people from participating in the nation's head count. Washington Times
VOA VIEW: The Dems want to control the census.
The Supreme Court backed away from a case involving the Trump administration's attempt to impose a stricter financial test on would-be immigrants, with the justices ruling Wednesday that the matter became too muddied to offer a ruling at this time. Washington Times
VOA VIEW: The justices punted.

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A new medical study finds that reports of clinical depression and anxiety among American adults spiked only "modestly" during the first months of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, despite online surveys that suggested otherwise. Washington Times
VOA VIEW: Contrary to what has been said.
Monthly car payments hit a record high of $712 in May and the average price of a new vehicle averaged $47,148. ABC
VOA VIEW: The economy will get worse.
President Joe Biden wants U.S. oil refiners to produce more gasoline and diesel ABC
VOA VIEW: As if they believe Biden or listen to his demands.
U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin says the West must step up weapons deliveries to Ukraine to help the country fight a grinding war of attrition with Russia ABC

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Parents with young kids are one step closer to getting them vaccinated following a grueling wait. ABC
VOA VIEW: Whose child will go first.
A problem can increase the risk of inadvertent rollaway crashes. ABC
Fauci, who is 81, is fully vaccinated and has been boosted twice, according to the National Institutes of Health. CBS
VOA VIEW: Two boosters were not enough.

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Federal Reserve's push to stem inflation could also make your credit card debt more expensive and impact home buyers. CBS
VOA VIEW: The increase will hurt the economy.
Several states have enacted anti-LGBTQ measures. CBS
VOA VIEW: More threats to shore up the left.
Delivery giant explores using electric cargo bikes to cut down on congestion in crowded cities. CBS
Biden also announced an additional $225 million in humanitarian assistance for Ukraine. CNBC
Millionaires surveyed by CNBC ranked inflation as the top risk to both the economy and their personal wealth. CNBC
VOA VIEW: Cash is king.

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The recall group trying to oust Los Angeles District Attorney George Gascon said it was collected enough signatures to put the question on November's ballot. FOX News
VOA VIEW: He should be taken out.
Egypt, the European Union and Israel agreed to a natural gas deal Wednesday during a meeting in Cairo to halt dependence on Russian energy exports. UPI
VOA VIEW: Good!
A decades-long decline in abortions in the United States has ended, according to a study on Wednesday that said there's been a near 10% increase in the number of procedures nationwide. UPI
VOA VIEW: COVID was a big factor.

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Former Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms, once under consideration as President Joe Biden's running mate, was named White House senior adviser for public engagement on Wednesday. UPI
VOA VIEW: Another loser joins the team.
After weeks of fighting, Russia's military is in control of at least 80% of Severodonetsk -- a city in eastern Ukraine that's believed to be the largest that's still under some Ukrainian control. UPI
South Carolina Rep. Tom Rice -- who voted to impeach Donald Trump for inciting the Jan. 6 attack at the U.S. Capitol -- lost the support of the Republican Party on Tuesday as a handful of states held primaries. UPI
VOA VIEW: The GOP should win big in November.

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