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Just shy of 2020 voter deadlines, the federal agency that handles citizenship is out of money, and thousands of green card holders can't become citizens. LA Times
VOA VIEW: Dems are hurting their own cause.
Hoping to prevent annexation of the West Bank, Palestinians look to international allies, Israeli politics and the lack of a mandate from President Trump. LA Times
VOA VIEW: Go for it.
The number of people who have died due to the coronavirus worldwide surpassed a half a million on Sunday, according to new data. Reported fatalities of COVID-19 stood at 500,108 as of Sunday evening, according to a tally by Johns Hopkins University. More than 125,700 of the recorded deaths were in the United States. New York Post
VOA VIEW: China should pay.

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Vice President Mike Pence spoke before more than 2,000 people at an indoor rally in downtown Dallas on Sunday, then met with Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, who warned that the coronavirus had taken a “very swift and very dangerous turn” in the state. Pence was wearing a mask when he arrived at the “Celebrate Freedom... New York Post
The coronavirus has led to the canceling of the big gatherings that have defined Pride. For many, that means missing out, for now, on an important moment of visibility and acceptance. New York Times
VOA VIEW: Times are changing.
Bolton provides new evidence that Trump flagrantly abused power and confirms our central impeachment charge that Trump put his interests above America's.       USA Today
VOA VIEW: Two idiots.
The past month has been surreal for Black police officers, who find themselves straddling the line between Black and Blue. Standing on the front lines with fellow police, they have been pelted with rocks and racial insults from Black Lives Matter protesters who say they don't understand how a Black ... Washington Times
VOA VIEW: Blacks know better than most that there is no systemic racism in policing.
Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson said Sunday that he will encourage people to wear face masks in public to slow the spread of the coronavirus but indicated that he doesn't plan to enact a statewide requirement. "We're not going to pass a mandate that is unenforceable," Hutchinson ... Washington Times
Small businesses are bracing for costly new legal battles born of this month's Supreme Court ruling that expands workplace sex discrimination claims to include lesbian, gay and transgender employees. The decision threatens to hit some small businesses with litigation in an area that they haven't had to deal with until ... Washington Times
VOA VIEW: Proof will be hard to bring forward.

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Russians offered bounties on U.S. soldiers to Taliban fighters, a military official has told ABC News. ABC
VOA VIEW: Russia will pay if true.
The Stones say Trump uses their songs at rallies despite cease-and-desist orders ABC
VOA VIEW: Time will tell.
The latest round of severe summer storms brought at least 100 reports of severe weather in various parts of the U.S. ABC
VOA VIEW: So they say.
Protesters gathered to attempt to take down the statue near the U.S. Capitol Friday night, and were met by armed guards, but President Trump signed an executive order. ABC
VOA VIEW: Protesters are becoming more like vandals.

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The coffee giant said it would pause advertising on some platforms in an effort to address hate speech. BBC
VOA VIEW: Good!
The order from the state's governor comes as the global death toll from the coronavirus nears 500,000. CBS
60 Minutes correspondent John Dickerson presses Vice President Mike Pence on why he refuses to say "black lives matter." CBS
VOA VIEW: The truth hurts.

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Azar also denied that states reopening prematurely was tied to the spike in coronavirus cases and instead blamed "inappropriate individual behavior" that has spread the virus. CNBC
VOA VIEW: Makes more sense.
Facebook is facing a snowball effect of advertisers signing onto the boycott, with big names Verizon and Unilever signing on late this week. CNBC
VOA VIEW: Facebook needs to lose more revenue.
The New York Times reported that the White House hasn't acted after U.S. officials determined months ago a Russian military intelligence unit offered Afghan militants or criminals bounties to kill U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan. CNBC
VOA VIEW: Biden sounds like a fool.
Senior Republican Sen. Lamar Alexander said Sunday that he thinks it would "help" if President Donald Trump wore a mask because it would eliminate political stigma around doing so as the coronavirus continues to spread across the US. CNN
President Donald Trump on Sunday widely shared a video he said is from the Villages, a community in Florida, in which a man driving a golf cart with Trump campaign posters is seen chanting "white power." CNN
VOA VIEW: Why is 'white power" a negative, while "black power" is seen as a positive.

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St. Louis Mayor Lyda Krewson faces criticism after reading the names and partial addresses of at least ten protesters calling to defund the police during a Facebook Live briefing on the coronavirus. FOX News
VOA VIEW: The mayor should resign.
As the tent encampment meant to Occupy City Hall has grown in recent days, protesters kicked off their sixth consecutive morning on Sunday taking up space in New York City to demand at least $1 billion out of the NYPD’s $6 billion budget be slashed before the upcoming July 1 city budget deadline. FOX News
VOA VIEW: Reducing NYCPD funds will be foolish, no dumb.
A shocking video has emerged showing gunfire ringing out at a Louisville, Ky., protest demanding justice for Breonna Taylor Saturday that left one dead and another injured, as police revealed the suspected gunman was a fellow protester. FOX News
VOA VIEW: Protestors have gone mad.

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Mississippi's state senate voted 36-14 Saturday in favor of a resolution that would allow lawmakers to change the state flag. UPI
VOA VIEW: Weak political correctness.

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