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The world struggled to come to terms with a new turn in the pandemic, with the World Health Organization warning Omicron poses a risk of new outbreaks. LA Times
VOA VIEW: WHO is not trusted.
A return to border and social restrictions could upend months of progress in countries such as Singapore, often a bellwether for the rest of Asia. LA Times
A new study shows that amid the pandemic, available welfare benefits have become so generous that it makes financial sense for many of the unemployed to stay home rather than work. New York Post
VOA VIEW: BBB will be a major problem.
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Vice President Kamala Harris and Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg will make a joint trip to North Carolina this week to promote President Biden's infrastructure package. New York Post
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The FTC is ordering Walmart, Amazon, Kroger "to turn over information to help study causes of empty shelves and sky-high prices" for an investigation.
VOA VIEW: The FTC may end up embarrassing Biden.
The bipartisan law instructs the NHTSA to require automakers to include anti-drunken driving technology in new cars.
VOA VIEW: More money to solve a problem.
The smash-and-grab robberies plaguing San Francisco and Los Angeles spread to smaller cities in the state and across the country to Chicago and Minneapolis over the holiday weekend, with organized "flash mobs" ransacking stores and making off with merchandise worth thousands. Police in cities throughout the U.S. reported brazen organized ... Washington Times
VOA VIEW: Law and Order is washing away.
Sen. Joe Manchin III, a key swing vote for the White House’s legislative agenda, said on Monday that Democrats could unilaterally hike the nation's borrowing limit with minor help from Republicans. Mr. Manchin, West Virginia Democrat, said Republican and Democratic leaders were discussing the strategy ahead of the Dec. 15 ... Washington Times
VOA VIEW: These are sad options.
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President Biden has announced several steps to address the supply-chain crisis dating back to August, but stores are scrambling to keep shelves stocked and prices are rising, with experts saying the problems could persist for at least another year. Mr. Biden was scheduled to address the bottlenecks in a speech ... Washington Times
VOA VIEW: Biden has no clue of what to do.
The Salvation Army said Monday it has withdrawn a discussion guide on racism that was intended for its church members but that an advocacy group claimed was given to donors as a call to “repent” for being White. “If that document is getting in the way of the fulfillment of ... Washington Times
VOA VIEW: An embarrassment.
Prosecutors have asked the U.S. Supreme Court to reinstate Bill Cosby’s sexual assault conviction ABC
VOA VIEW: An interesting case.
Former Defense Secretary Mark Esper has sued the Defense Department over redactions made to his upcoming book which includes details of his time working under Trump. ABC
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A federal judge has blocked President Joe Biden's administration from enforcing a coronavirus vaccine mandate on health care workers in 10 states that had brought the first legal challenge against the requirement ABC
VOA VIEW: As it should be.
Dorsey announced the news in a tweet Monday. ABC
VOA VIEW: The fool will not be missed by sensible people.
A new union election for Amazon workers in Bessemer, Alabama will be held based on objections to the first vote that took place in April ABC
VOA VIEW: Amazon doesn't take no for an answer.
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Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn, said she had an "unproductive" call with Rep. Lauren Boebert, R-Colo., on Monday after Boebert suggested last week she was a terrorist. ABC
The CDC strengthened its Covid vaccine booster recommendation Monday, saying all U.S. adults "should" get the shot, amid concern about the omicron variant. CNBC
VOA VIEW: The same was said about the original vaccines.
The U.S. on Monday began to temporarily bar visitors from South Africa, where scientists first reported the variant, and seven other African countries. CNBC
Fed Chair Jerome Powell believes that the omicron variant of Covid-19 and a recent rise in coronavirus cases pose a threat to the U.S. economy. CNBC
VOA VIEW: The scare tactic causes financial concerns.
President Joe Biden said he is directing federal agencies to be ready to move quickly to approve vaccines tailored to protect against the Covid omicron variant. CNBC
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Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo said the House needs to "immediately" pass a bill supporting U.S. production of semiconductor chips, to ease the shortage. CNBC
VOA VIEW: Biden's fools have no clue.
Parag Agrawal, Twitter's incoming CEO, is an engineer who worked his way up over the past decade to become the company's technology chief. CNBC
VOA VIEW: Time will tell.
Amazon's Dave Clark said the company is on track to become the largest delivery service nationwide as soon as the end of this year or by early 2022. CNBC
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Washington and Wall Street were optimistic Monday that Congress can pass a bill to fund the government and avert a partial shutdown before a Friday deadline. CNBC
Nearly a quarter of Americans think switching jobs is the best way to get a raise, according to a survey from MagnifyMoney. CNBC
VOA VIEW: It could be a foolish mistake for some.
"Absolutely. This is a tool that was available to us and will be available again." CNBC
VOA VIEW: A dumb move - opening pipe lines and oil fields are smarter.
President Joe Biden hosted the CEOs of several major retailers at the White House to discuss efforts to tackle global supply chain bottlenecks and inflation. CNBC
Pfizer is expected to seek authorization from the US Food and Drug Administration for its vaccine booster shot for those who are ages 16 and 17, a source familiar with the plan told CNN on Monday. CNN
VOA VIEW: Pfizer seeks more money.
Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin has ordered a review of a US airstrike conducted in Syria in 2019 that the Pentagon only recently admitted had killed civilians after the publication of a New York Times report, Pentagon spokesman John Kirby said during a briefing on Monday. CNN
Some U.S. states are grappling with severe coronavirus outbreaks as the omicron variant is spreading around the world. FOX News
VOA VIEW: No major surprise.
A pro-defund the police official running for governor in New York is revealed as living on a military base with constant security and having NYPD security details FOX News
VOA VIEW: Hypocritical stupidity.
Jury selection was completed Monday in the Chicago trial of former "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett, nearly three years after he was charged with falsely claiming to be the victim of a hate crime. UPI
VOA VIEW: Smollett should be in jail.
Representatives from Merck will meet before advisers to the Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday to discuss emergency use authorization for the company's experimental COVID-19 pill. UPI
The Supreme Court will hear an abortion case Wednesday challenging the fetal viability standard set in the landmark Roe vs. Wade case. UPI
VOA VIEW: The decision will be known.
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The World Health Organization was accused of pandering to China after announcing Friday that the latest COVID-19 variant has been named “omicron” after the 15th letter of the Greek alphabet, skipping the letters “nu” and “xi.” WHO is pro China, period.
The English spelling of the Chinese president’s name is Xi Jinping, and while his name and the 14th Greek letter are pronounced differently, the similarities on paper were close enough to draw a fresh round of rebukes over WHO’s alleged catering to China over the virus first detected in Wuhan. George Washington University Law School professor Jonathan Turley said that the “concern is that W.H.O. is again avoiding any discomfort for the Chinese government.”
“It is not clear if there is another reason for the decision to skip over Nu and Xi, but W.H.O.‘s history with the investigation into the origins of the pandemic has fueled speculation as to a political motive,” tweeted Mr. Turley. Among those taking swipes at the organization for bypassing the Greek letter xi were frequent WHO critics Sen. Ted Cruz, Texas Republican and Donald Trump Jr.