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President Biden has announced a commitment to phasing out the the purchasing and use of single-use plastics across the federal government. LA Times
VOA VIEW: More government controls.
Congressional leaders issued a joint statement out of Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer's office condemning the verdict announced of a 16 year sentence for Wall Street Journal reporter Evan Gershkovich, calling it a "sham trial" and asking for his release. Newsmax
The CEO and President of Planned Parenthood Affiliates of California said Friday that Democrats could lose a chance of retaking the House if they continue to throw their support behind President Joe Biden, Politico reported. Newsmax
VOA VIEW: All liberal fools.


Rep. Ritchie Torres, D-N.Y., is pushing for the Biden administration to consider "relisting the Houthis as a Foreign Terrorist Organization," the same day a drone sent by Yemen's Houthi rebels struck Tel Aviv, leaving one person dead and at least 10 wounded. Newsmax
VOA VIEW: As he should.
Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelenskyy and former President Donald Trump spoke by phone about "the vital importance of bipartisan and bicameral" U.S. support for Ukraine, Zelenskyy said on Twitter. Trump took to Truth Social to say he had a "very good call" with... Newsmax
National security adviser Jake Sullivan said to "expect to see additional sanctions, measures" against Chinese groups, including banks, that support Russia, according to Bloomberg. Newsmax
VOA VIEW: Wait and see.
Pornography was the last search Thomas Matthew Crooks, 20, made on his smartphone before he tried to assassinate former President Donald Trump last weekend, according to the FBI. Newsmax
U.S. District Judge Joanna Seybert refused to dismiss criminal charges against former Rep. George Santos, R-N.Y., on Friday, ruling he failed to meet the legal standards in his motion to dismiss the fraud charges, reports The Hill. Newsmax
President Joe Biden is still bitter about feeling pushed out of the 2016 presidential race by Democratic elites in favor of Hillary Clinton, feelings that have risen again as Democrats have called for him to leave the 2024 race against former President Donald Trump. Newsmax
VOA VIEW: As he should be.


Joint Chiefs Gen. Charles Q. Brown, Jr., poised to be former President Donald Trump's top military adviser if he is reelected, said it would "be great" if Trump could end the war in Ukraine in 24 hours, referring to his campaign promise to swiftly end the conflict. Newsmax
VOA VIEW: Time will tell.
U.S. Capitol Police said Friday they are working with federal, state, and local partners to prepare for Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's visit to Washington, D.C., next week to address a joint session of Congress. Newsmax
Utah Gov. Spencer Cox, a longtime critic of Donald Trump, on Friday threw his support behind the former president, telling reporters, "I am doing everything I can to help and support him." Newsmax
As members of his own party call for him to drop out, a key ally of President Joe Biden, said the president is evaluating potential candidates to run against former President Donald Trump. Newsmax

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The keen of bagpipes, a three-volley gun salute and a bugle sounding taps pierced the air of a small Pennsylvania town on Friday as hundreds gathered to honor an ex-fire chief who was shot and killed at a rally for former President Donald Trump. Washington Times
An anti-abortion group in South Dakota has appealed to the state's Supreme Court after a judge dismissed its lawsuit to take an abortion rights initiative off the November ballot. Washington Times
A judge has overturned a conviction carrying a life sentence for an Islamic scholar from Virginia who was found guilty of soliciting treason after the Sept. 11 attacks for encouraging followers to fight against the U.S. in Afghanistan. Washington Times
VOA VIEW: A liberal mad judge.


A three-judge panel from the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals on Friday rejected a request from more than two dozen red states to halt the Environmental Protection Agency's rule on carbon emissions and power plants. Washington Times
VOA VIEW: Expected from a liberal Circuit.
A growing number of Democratic lawmakers called for President Biden to step aside Friday, even as his campaign insists he isn't going anywhere. Ed O'Keefe has the latest. CBS
VOA VIEW: As he should even though deserving.
A flaw in a software update from CrowdStrike, a firm that provides cybersecurity services through Microsoft for half of the Fortune 1000 companies, has caused a major worldwide tech outage. Carter Evans examines exactly what caused the glitch and how it is being fixed. CBS
VOA VIEW: Pitiful!
A software meltdown caused one of the largest tech outages in modern history, grounding thousands of flights worldwide Friday, stranding travelers and leaving airlines scrambling for answers. Kris Van Cleave reports. CBS
Investors are sizing up which industries could benefit under a second Trump administration. But Wall Street preach caution, saying it's easy to get burned. CBS
VOA VIEW: Be sharp and careful.

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Mr. Biden indicated earlier Friday he could be back on the campaign trail within days. CBS
VOA VIEW: Good, but be careful.
The Microsoft outage on Friday caused many PCs to display an error message nicknamed the "blue screen of death." CBS
If Biden were to drop out of the race, many see Harris as the likeliest replacement at the top of the Democratic ticket. CNBC
VOA VIEW: There seems to be a money problem for the Dems.

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The U.S. Department of Education says it will pause millions of student loan borrowers payments while it defends its SAVE repayment plan against legal challenges. CNBC
VOA VIEW: As the have to.
The role natural gas in helping to meet surging electricity demand from data centers is controversial as the U.S. tries to transition to a clean energy economy. CNBC
VOA VIEW: A truism.
Fox News' "Antisemitism Exposed" newsletter brings you stories on the rising anti-Jewish prejudice across the U.S. and the world. FOX News
VOA VIEW: So should all.
Congress was denied access to the Ops Report, which details the protection plan for Trump rally, a lawmaker told Fox News Digital, and the FBI has it FOX News
VOA VIEW: The cover-up is clear.
Retired Army Ranger Sean Parnell, who was in the front row of Donald Trump's July 13 rally, reveals "tactical reason" for why the Secret Service should've been on AGR building roof. FOX News
VOA VIEW: No question - it was a plot.
Trump rally gunman Thomas Matthew Crooks hid an AR-15 rifle at the venue ahead of an assassination attempt on July 13, 2024, Secret Service source says. FOX News
Crooks was only identified as a threat when he “retrieved the weapon" and climbed onto the roof. A threat requires, “a different protocol and a different course of action than a person of interest." FOX News
Biden-Harris campaign Chair Jen O'Malley Dillon said on MSNBC's "Morning Joe" program Friday that, despite growing calls for President Joe Biden to step aside, he is "absolutely in this race." UPI
The Human Rights Campaign on Friday released a report that detailed the "stark contrast" in federal LGBTQ+ protections under President Joe Biden and former President Donald Trump. UPI
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announced Friday Bissell is recalling over 3 million Steam Shot handheld steam cleaners, warning they are a burn hazard. Bissell received 157 burn injury reports. UPI
VOA VIEW: Be careful.
A Russian court on Friday sentenced Wall Street Journal reporter Evan Gershkovich to 16 years in a high-security penal colony on espionage charges. UPI
VOA VIEW: Expected!
The International Court of Justice ruled Friday in an advisory opinion that Israeli settlements in the Occupied Palestinian Territory are illegal under international law. UPI
VOA VIEW: The ICJ is a joke.

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     4nd day of the Republican National Convention is marked by a speech from Ohio Senator J.D. Vance as Donald Trump's Vice President, last night. 

 GOD Bless America.