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America’s oldest person wants the same thing as everyone else — for the pandemic to end. Thelma Sutcliffe, 114, of Omaha, became the oldest person in the US when 116-year-old Hester Ford died on April 17, according to the Gerontology Research Group. Sutcliffe is currently living in a locked down senior center, and her longtime... New York Post
VOA VIEW: All wish restrictions to end.
President Biden is addressing Congress for the first time Wednesday night in a speech before a sparse, socially distanced audience in the House Chamber — and declared that “America is on the move again.” “I stand here tonight, one day shy of the 100th day of my administration,” Biden said. “One hundred days since I took... New York Post
VOA VIEW: A boring sleep fest.
Sen. Tim Scott will lay out the GOP’s case against President Biden’s agenda following the commander-in-chief’s first joint address to Congress on Wednesday, with the South Carolina Republican expected to touch on the economic growth seen under Republicans before the pandemic and hit Democrats on issues including their handling of reopening schools. In excerpts of... New York Post
VOA VIEW: Made more sense than the Biden's lying stupidity.
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The premature shutdown of the 2,069-megawatt nuclear plant perfectly encapsulates the governor’s green-energy madness. New York Post
VOA VIEW: Cuomo is an idiot.
The president’s speech laying out trillions of dollars in new economic proposals plays to voters’ warm feelings toward federal aid in the coronavirus pandemic. New York Times
VOA VIEW: The so-called wealthy can't bail out Biden's foolish expenses.
President Biden’s proposal calls for community college to be free for all Americans, which may relieve some of the burdens saddling low-income and working-class college students. New York Times
VOA VIEW: Who really pays?
As hospitals in India are forced to turn away the sick, scientists are trying to determine what role variants might be playing. Here’s the latest on Covid-19. New York Times
Officials from both parties say the census numbers released this week raise questions about the totals, with Democrats contending that the Hispanic population was undercounted. New York Times
Biden's address is presenting his policy priorities and accomplishments, and outlining his vision for the country.
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Another round of stimulus checks could lift more than 7 million people out of poverty, according to the Urban-Brookings Tax Policy Center. USA Today
VOA VIEW: Biden will continue to print and pass out more free money that can't be paid.
Speculation by former President Donald Trump that she won't seek re-election next year is “wishful thinking," Liz Cheney said Wednesday. Trump suggested Tuesday that Wyoming's congresswoman would become a lobbyist or “maybe embarrass her family by running for president” to save face amid criticism for her vote ... Washington Times
VOA VIEW: Cheney may not get reelected.
Federal agents carried out a search warrant at the home and office of former New York CIty Mayor Rudy Giuliani this morning, sources say. ABC
VOA VIEW: Liberals are using the FBI in a which hunt.
Vice President Kamala Harris and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi will sit behind Biden, reflecting the first time that two women are in the line of presidential succession. ABC
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President Joe Biden's judicial nominees testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee. ABC
When U.S. Catholic bishops hold their next national meeting in June, they’ll be deciding whether to send a tougher-than-ever message to President Joe Biden and other Catholic politicians ABC
Mark Zuckerberg spent the majority of Facebook's Wednesday earnings call outlining the company's e-commerce strategy as it prepares for life post-iOS 14.5. CNBC
VOA VIEW: Facebook wants more power and money.
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Apple released on Wednesday its fiscal second-quarter results. CNBC
VOA VIEW: Rise on Americans back.
The company said it will spend more than $1 billion on incremental pay raises for over half a million employees. CNBC
As expected, the U.S. central bank decided to keep short-term interest rates anchored near zero as it buys at least $120 billion of bonds each month. CNBC
VOA VIEW: The economic market will be hurt.
The Senate vote on methane is the first official reinstatement of one of more than 100 climate regulations dismantled by the Trump administration. CNBC
VOA VIEW: A major mistake.
Amazon has announced that it will raise wages for more than 500,000 workers — but it's not planning to increase its $15 per hour minimum wage. CNN
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Maryland is lifting its outdoor mask requirement in line with U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines, Gov. Larry Hogan announced Wednesday, citing improved health metrics while strongly urging reluctant residents to get vaccinated. FOX News
VOA VIEW: A move forward.
For people who can’t leave their homes, getting vaccinated has been a challenge. Some cities have been working to change that by bringing COVID-19 vaccines to them. FOX News
A Fox Nation investigation into the claim about where Jimmy Hoffa is buried is being actively pursued by law enforcement authorities to determine if the legendary labor leader, or another missing mob victim, is buried under a plot of land in New Jersey. FOX News
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South Korea credited its diplomacy with North Korea for stemming the rising tide of tensions. UPI
VOA VIEW: The South kisses the a.. of the North.
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