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First day of new Supreme Court term features a clash between environmental protection and property rights, joined by new Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson. LA Times
VOA VIEW: Jackson flexed her newfound muscles.
Defense lawyers said the far-right militia had assembled ahead of the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol to await what they hoped would be a decision by Donald Trump to invoke the Insurrection Act. New York Times
VOA VIEW: The outcome will be interesting.
Inflation and a rocky economy are bolstering Republicans in their races against incumbent Democrats, motivating “an electorate that simply wants change,” as one G.O.P. consultant says. New York Times
VOA VIEW: The Dems are causing fear.

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Vulnerable Democrats in competitive districts have leaned into preserving abortion rights as a closing argument for their campaigns, buoyed by internal polls that show it has moved voters their way. New York Times
VOA VIEW: Dems will lose big time.
The new rules could be the most sweeping action taken yet by the Biden administration to thwart China’s access to American technology that powers data centers and supercomputers. New York Times
VOA VIEW: Will Biden be strong enough to go against China?
China’s shipping dominance could bring the U.S. to its knees in a conflict. New York Times
VOA VIEW: The Biden is not strong enough to confront China.
Russia's Defense Ministry spokesman said "with superior tank units ... the enemy managed to penetrate into the depths of our defense."       USA Today
VOA VIEW: These are dangerous times.
A challenge to Alabama's newly drawn congressional districts is one of several cases before the Supreme Court this term that deal with race.       USA Today
VOA VIEW: The Supremes should go to the right.
More employers are sharing how much jobs pay. Could increased transparency help close the pay gap for women and people of color?      USA Today

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For 15 years, the Environmental Protection Agency has blocked Michael and Chantell Sackett from building a home on a vacant lot in a subdivision near Priest Lake, Idaho, declaring that the property is located on a wetland. Now the Supreme Court is wading in. Washington Times
Religious schools have the right to require that their teachers should reflect the values of the institution, a federal judge in Indiana ruled Friday, rejecting a discrimination lawsuit filed by a gay teacher fired by a Roman Catholic high school. Washington Times
VOA VIEW: A just decision.
The Supreme Court on Monday declined to hear a case challenging the constitutionality of the Justice Department's use of "filter teams" to determine if documents seized in an investigation are shielded from government scrutiny. Washington Times
The Supreme Court announced Monday it would hear a challenge to the legal protection afforded to tech companies under Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act. Washington Times
VOA VIEW: Section 230 should be abolished, and the courts will decide.

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Public health officials are sounding the alarm over a "shocking" rise in sexually transmitted infections during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a recent report. Washington Times
VOA VIEW: Staying at home caused the problem.
New Hampshire Gov. Chris Sununu said Monday that he is sending two Army National Guard units to the southern border for a one-year deployment to help handle the chaos of the current migrant surge. Washington Times
The Biden administration has announced more than $300 million in mental health funding, with much of the money coming from the bipartisan gun control law this summer ABC
VOA VIEW: It's like a slush fund.

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Iran’s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has responded publicly to the biggest protests in Iran in years, breaking weeks of silence to condemn the “rioting” and accuse the United States and Israel of planning the protests ABC
VOA VIEW: He is a revered joke.
Tillerson is the first member of the Trump administration to testify in the trial of Barrack, an adviser to the 2016 Trump campaign and chair of the presidential inaugural committee. CBS
VOA VIEW: Dems never give up.
The trail of destruction left by hurricanes, floods and other natural disasters carries another threat — fraud. CBS
VOA VIEW: Watch who you donate too.
The enthusiasm for Donald Trump's brand of nationalist populism has cut into traditional Democratic strongholds. CBS
VOA VIEW: That is a good thing to recognize.
DeSantis is seen as a top contender for the GOP 2024 presidential nomination, along with former President Donald Trump. CNBC
VOA VIEW: No one is near Trump.

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For the first time since the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, voters want Republicans to control Congress over Democrats. CNBC
VOA VIEW: There will be a red wave.
Morgan Stanley said App Store revenue declined about 5% in September, the steepest drop since the bank started modeling the data in 2015. CNBC
VOA VIEW: There should be little money to waste.
OPEC and non-OPEC producers, a group often referred to as OPEC+, will meet in Vienna, Austria on Wednesday to decide on the next phase of production policy. CNBC
VOA VIEW: That would increase the price of oil.

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Inflation for the country of 84 million people has soared in the last two years. CNBC
VOA VIEW: Inflation has hit the entire world.
A federal judge ruled against a voting rights group founded by Georgia Democratic gubernatorial nominee Stacey Abrams Friday in a challenge to the state's voting laws. CNN
VOA VIEW: The fool is left in the cold.
President Joe Biden traveled Monday to Puerto Rico, where he pledged continued support as the island rebuilds and announced more than $60 million in funding to help prepare coastal areas prepare better for storms. UPI
VOA VIEW: It was a photo op.
The U.S. Supreme Court declined on Monday to hear arguments over a ban on bump stocks that initially went into effect under former President Donald Trump. UPI
Russian bloggers are "grieving" Russia's withdrawal from the Ukrainian city of Lyman, a key city in one of the four Ukrainian provinces illegally annexed by Russia this weekend, analysts said. UPI
VOA VIEW: The Duma is a rubber stamp for Putin.
The case of a graphic artist who argues she has a right to decline to design websites celebrating same-sex weddings because they are inconsistent with her religious beliefs is scheduled to be heard at the Supreme Court. UPI
VOA VIEW: The graphic artist should prevail - only a fool wants to force someone to take his business.
The production group is widely expected to announce big cuts in production when they meet in person for the first time since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. UPI
Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Monday blamed the United States and Israel for the weeks-long protests sparked by the death of a 22-year-old Kurdish woman in police custody. UPI
Ransomware hackers who stole private information from the Los Angeles Unified School district have released the information on the dark web, school officials said in a statement on Sunday. UPI
VOA VIEW: Hackers should be prosecuted, and the punishment should be life.

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