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A forensic investigator in Tel Aviv works to reassemble remains of victims of Hamas militants, trying to understand the causes of death and the underlying cruelty. LA Times
The White House on Friday challenged the validity of an impeachment inquiry run by Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives into President Joe Biden's son's business dealings. Newsmax
VOA VIEW: Biden will use whatever deceptive challenge they can.
A New York judge on Friday rejected Donald Trump's bid for a mistrial in New York Attorney General Letitia James' civil fraud lawsuit over his family real estate company's business practices. Newsmax
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U.S. President Joe Biden and Qatar's Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani discussed the Hamas hostage situation and other developments in Gaza in a phone call on Friday, the leaders' offices said. Newsmax
VOA VIEW: Israel has a lot to say about any deal.
U.S. single-family homebuilding increased marginally in October and activity could remain moderate in the near term amid higher mortgage rates, which sent homebuilder confidence tumbling to an 11-month low in November. Newsmax
VOA VIEW: The supply is tight and remain tight as long a Biden is in office.
Israeli National Security Council Chairman Tzachi Hanegbi warned that the freeing of a substantial number of the roughly 240 people still being held cannot be a "manipulative release" or exploited for public relations, according to the Times of Israel. New York Post
VOA VIEW: Very limited and short pause.
Economic despair dominates social media as young people fret about the cost of living. It offers a snapshot of the challenges facing Democrats ahead of the 2024 election. New York Times
VOA VIEW: Biden is a loser.
The state of the economy will affect voting next November, and the Federal Reserve may find itself in a delicate position. New York Times
VOA VIEW: It would certainly be bad for Biden.
Members of the United Auto Workers this week ratified deals with the big three automakers in a significant victory for the union. Washington Times
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The security tapes of the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the U.S. Capitol will be viewable to every member of the public in a matter of days, Rep. Matt Gaetz said Thursday. Washington Times
FBI Director Christopher A. Wray told Congress this week that the Chinese government is at the root of the fentanyl trafficking that has flooded the U.S., and he said Beijing could shut down the flow of drugs if it wanted. Washington Times
VOA VIEW: There is no victory and China will not cooperate.
Attorneys for a group of Michigan activists are asking the state Supreme Court to hear an appeal of a lower court's ruling that would allow former President Donald Trump's name on the state's presidential primary ballot. Washington Times
Two companies behind the supplements brand Balance of Nature had flouted years of warnings, the FDA said. CBS
VOA VIEW: They should be fined heavily.
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The bearings in some Honda Pilots, Odyssey vans and Ridgeline trucks could fail, causing the engines to stall and increasing the risk of a crash. CBS
VOA VIEW: Bad news for Honda.
Secretary of State Antony Blinken told CBS News that China represents "one of the most consequential relationships" the U.S. has with any nation. CBS
VOA VIEW: China has a edge on the US - it's called Biden.
The bill will fund the government at current levels until mid-January. CBS
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The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration was supposed to propose new vehicle safety regulations by Nov. 15. CBS
VOA VIEW: More Biden misses.
A majority of Ford facilities overwhelmingly approved the deal, which, like those with GM and Stellantis, includes at least 25% wage increases. CNBC
VOA VIEW: Union win thanks to Biden.
With more opportunities to tip and predetermined point-of-sale options for each transaction, gratuity has become less about rewarding good service. CNBC
VOA VIEW: It may be a loser for waiters or others who depend on tips.
Other officials have been saying much of the same, essentially that inflation is showing progress but still has a way to go. CNBC
VOA VIEW: Inflation is far from being over or limited.
The CDC's move to increase availability of Beyfortus, a monoclonal antibody from Sanofi and AstraZeneca, comes as RSV cases rise in some parts of the country. CNBC
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NASA plans on building 3D-printed homes on the moon's surface by 2040. The houses will be made from lunar material and be for both civilian and astronaut use. FOX News
VOA VIEW: Time will tell.
President Joe Biden said on Friday he plans to appoint Vanderbilt University's Dr. Kimryn Rathmell as the new director of the National Cancer Institute. UPI
VOA VIEW: Another Biden quack.
The U.S. Treasury Department Friday sanctioned individuals it said are tied to Iran-backed militia groups Kata'ib Hizballah and Kata'ib Sayyid al-Shuhada in Iraq. UPI
VOA VIEW: Good, will it really happen?
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More than 55 million Americans are planning to travel out of town for the Thanksgiving holiday through next week, reflecting a 2.3% rise over last year while marking the third-highest projection in more than two decades, UPI
The Department of Homeland Security has announced it will more than double the number of H-2B temporary worker visas available to non-agricultural workers in the U.S. in 2024. UPI
VOA VIEW: Bad for Americans.
The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday rejected a request for an emergency stay from Florida to allow the enforcement of anti-drag show legislation by a vote of 6-3. UPI
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