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Across the country, a widespread feeling of justice served in murder convictions of Ahmaud Arbery's killers. But will there be a real sense of healing? LA Times
VOA VIEW: The Rittenhouse acquittal was more newsworthy.
President Biden said he's concerned about an alleged Russia-backed coup plot in Ukraine and that he's likely to call Russian President Vladimir Putin over the matter. New York Post
VOA VIEW: Biden will try to bribe Putin.
Former President Donald J. Trump’s son-in-law is trying to raise capital for his investment firm and is turning to a region that he dealt with extensively while in the White House. New York Times
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A video on Twitter showed Boebert at a campaign event using anti-Muslim rhetoric against Omar, who wants House leadership to take "appropriate action."
VOA VIEW: Omar is a joke.
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Colorado Republican Rep. Lauren Boebert apologized Friday for using anti-Muslim language in describing a recent encounter she had with Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar of Minnesota. In her apology, Boebert didn't address Omar's criticism that Boebert made up her story about the encounter at the U.S. Capitol. Washington Times
VOA VIEW: The apology is the mistake.
The Republican field of candidates aiming to capture Pennsylvania's open U.S. Senate seat in next year's election is churning anew, with the candidate endorsed by former President Donald Trump out and intriguing new candidates possibly in. Out is Sean Parnell - a favorite of Donald Trump ... Washington Times
The police union in St. Paul, Minnesota is suing the city in an effort to halt a mandate that requires city employees to get vaccinated against COVID-19 by the end of the year. St. Paul Mayor Melvin Carter announced the requirement for nearly 4,000 workers last month, ... Washington Times
Biden administration recommends overhaul of nation's oil and gas leasing program ABC
VOA VIEW: Biden should go back to the Trump policies.
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The European Union nations agreed to impose a ban on travel from southern Africa ABC
VOA VIEW: As they should.
U.S. health officials say Merck's experimental COVID-19 pill is effective but they raised questions about its safety during pregnancy ABC
VOA VIEW: A positive safe pill will be great.
The visit was intended to reaffirm U.S. support for the self-governing island. ABC
VOA VIEW: China is a bully.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average sunk more than 900 points Friday over concerns of a new COVID-19 variant detected in South Africa. ABC
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Shoppers living near Walmart's headquarters in Arkansas can now get packages delivered via drone. CBS
Drugmaker said it could develop a vaccine for the Omicron variant in 100 days, but government clearance could take longer. CBS
The travel restrictions begin Monday. CBS
VOA VIEW: Safety is a smart thing.
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Oil prices came under pressure on Friday amid demand concerns after the WHO warned of a new Covid variant. CNBC
VOA VIEW: Hopefully oil will drop much more.
Shoppers are not excited to shop across Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and Cyber Monday this holiday season as factors like inventory and pricing weigh. CNBC
The discovery of a new and potentially more transmissible coronavirus variant by South African health authorities has sparked a forceful reaction across the world, with a number of countries banning travelers from several southern African countries. CNN
VOA VIEW: South Africa has a low vaccine rate.
The United States is working to quickly learn more about the newly identified coronavirus variant B.1.1.529, which was first identified in South Africa. CNN
VOA VIEW: Fauci is an idiot.
• Rep. Boebert suggested Rep. Omar was terrorist in anti-Muslim comments CNN
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Madonna has hit out at Instagram for removing photos from her page because part of her nipple was showing. CNN
VOA VIEW: The shoe drops on the wealthy leftwing.
A Northern California Apple store was targeted by thieves Wednesday in the latest smash-and-grab theft as mobs continue to commit brazen burglaries on retail shops in several U.S. cities. FOX News
VOA VIEW: CA has become lawless.
A delegation of five U.S. lawmakers visited Taiwan on a two-day trip to meet with the island's leaders despite calls from the Chinese government to cancel the trip. UPI
VOA VIEW: China doesn't get all it wants.
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Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said Friday Russia is trying to recruit mining and steel tycoon Rinat Akhmetov in a planned coup against him early next week. UPI
VOA VIEW: The US and world should open their eyes.
The newly elected head of a global police agency has come under criticism for turning a blind eye to reports of torture while serving as a general for the United Arab Emirates. UPI
VOA VIEW: A little too late to expose.
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President Joe Biden’s move Tuesday to release 50 million barrels of crude from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve may knock a dime or two off what you pay at the pump eventually, but it’ll hardly make up for what he’s already done to boost gas and other energy prices. Another Biden dumb action. The release only represents about a 2 1/2 day gas supply. The cost to replenish would be greater.
The oil won’t even begin to go on the market until next month, and it will only be “sour crude,” which is more expensive to refine; some of it may even wind up going overseas. OPEC may even respond by cutting its own production. Meanwhile, Biden’s been pandering to Democratic elites who want America off all carbon-based fuels yesterday. He canceled the Keystone XL pipeline his first day in office and rapidly blocked leases to drill on federal property. He’s pushing for new tax hikes on energy producers — and his energy secretary broke into laughter two weeks back when asked if the administration had any plans to bring gas prices down.
All this pain is part of the “transition,” Secretary Jennifer Granholm has explained, because “we have to take some time to get off of oil and gas.” (She also exposed her level of expertise Tuesday by admitting she has no idea how many barrels of oil a day the nation consumes.) Biden only added fresh insult Tuesday by claiming gas companies are the real villains because a recent drop in crude prices hasn’t yet made it to consumers. He asked the Federal Trade Commission to probe “potentially illegal, non-competitive behavior” in the oil and gas industry “so we can assure American people are paying a fair price of gasoline.” Actually, he already made the same appeal to the FTC last week. Does he think the commissioners didn’t hear him?
Reality check: Since oil has to be refined on its way to the pump, the two price curves often vary. That’s why, for example, a hurricane that knocks out Gulf Coast refineries can also push up prices. And, by the way, there’d be more oil in the strategic reserve to release right now, except that (as Sen. Chuck Schumer boasted at the time) Democrats in March 2020 blocked President Donald Trump’s bid to spend $3 billion topping it off at a time when crude was cheap and US producers were eager to sell, rather than shut down fields. The nation became a net energy exporter in the Trump years; now it’s dependent on imports again — and all the windmills and solar farms that Biden & Co. can subsidize with taxpayer money won’t bridge the gap any time soon.