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A new study shows that atropine eyedrops, used by eye doctors to dilate the pupil, can offer hope to nearsighted kids by slowing the progress of myopia. New York Post
VOA VIEW: The operative word is "may".
It's one giant explosion for mankind. New York Post
Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin and Chinese Defense Minister Li Shangfu met face-to-face and shook hands Friday during the opening dinner of the Shangri-La Dialogue in Singapore. New York Post
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Sam Brinton was seen for the first time in exclusive photos two weeks after the former ex-Biden nuclear energy official was thrown in a Maryland jail for a third luggage theft case. New York Post
VOA VIEW: The fool is almost as bad as Biden.
More than 80,000 jobs were cut in May, according to the analytics firm Challenger, Gray, and Christmas. New York Post
The president will speak on Friday evening after congressional passage of legislation that narrowly averts economic calamity. New York Times
Prosecutors issued a subpoena for a description of military options for Iran mentioned by the former president during an interview. But Mr. Trump’s legal team said they could find no such document. New York Times
VOA VIEW: More politico misinformation against Trump by the liberal media.
Federal Reserve officials are expected to leave rates unchanged at their June 13-14 meeting. Fresh jobs data might make the choice harder. New York Times
VOA VIEW: Liberal misinformation trick.
Republican presidential candidates hoping to join the first G.O.P. primary debate on Aug. 23 must have a minimum of 40,000 unique donors to their campaign. New York Times
VOA VIEW: Why waste time if the threshold can't be made?
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The National Hurricane Center said Friday the storm is expected to remain offshore and have only minimal impact in Florida or any land area.
Colleges are turning to tech companies to manage online classes. They don't always tell students.
VOA VIEW: Colleges are getting too woke and financial cheating.
YouTube said Friday it will stop removing content that falsely claims the 2020 election or other past U.S. presidential elections were marred by "widespread fraud, errors or glitches." Washington Times
The company that makes the opioid addiction treatment drug Suboxone has agreed to pay $102.5 million to 41 states and the District of Columbia to settle claims that the company engaged in anticompetitive practices, it announced Friday. Washington Times
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The first 2024 Republican presidential debate will be held Aug. 23, the Republican National Committee announced Friday, with a second debate the following night should it be needed. Washington Times
VOA VIEW: It will be interesting.
Colorado Gov. Jared Polis signed a bill Friday banning firearms that are assembled at home or 3D-printed without serial numbers, weapons that allowed owners to evade background checks and impede law enforcement's ability to track a gun's origins in an investigation. Washington Times
Montana's new law banning drag reading events at public libraries has led to the cancellation of a Native American transgender speaker in a southwestern Montana city on Friday. Washington Times
VOA VIEW: The madness must end.
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The growing and widespread use of algorithms to make healthcare decisions for patients could be adding to racial bias against minorities, a new study has found. Washington Times
VOA VIEW: There is too much racial talk.
A settlement was reached in a lawsuit filed by cinematographer Halyna Hutchins' family over her death on the movie set of the film "Rust." ABC
Ford is telling owners of more than 140,000 SUVs in the U.S. to park them outside because they can catch fire even when the engines are turned off ABC
A long stretch of New Jersey's Garden State Parkway has reopened as firefighters work to contain a 5,000-acre forest fire ABC
The Biden administration is implementing a 20-year withdrawal banning oil and gas development outside the boundaries of Chaco Culture National Historical Park in northwestern New Mexico ABC
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The DOJ has notified former VP Mike Pence that no criminal charges will be sought in their probe into his handling of classified documents after leaving office. ABC
VOA VIEW: A decision to clear Biden, but not close.
President Biden says he wants to sign the debt ceiling deal "as soon as possible." CBS
VOA VIEW: Biden taking a bow for something he did not do.
Hiring sped up last month, showing the job market remains resilient despite high inflation and borrowing costs. CBS
VOA VIEW: Credit is not being properly directed.
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A mobile plan could serve as an attractive hook for Amazon to lure in more Prime subscribers. CNBC
Airline and other travel bookings have been strong, despite concerns about higher interest rates, inflation and an economic slowdown. CNBC
The U.S. unemployment rate rose overall in May, but declined for Latino workers, according to the latest nonfarm payrolls report. CNBC
Patients will have to participate in registries that collect real-world data on how the drug works as a condition of coverage. CNBC
Motivated by the 2020 George Floyd protests, military installation Fort Bragg in North Carolina is stripping its Confederate name to become Fort Liberty in a ceremony Friday. FOX News
VOA VIEW: A liberal dumb move.
Social media users reported a loud boom across the Florida Panhandle at around the same time a SpaceX Dragon capsule splashed down in the Gulf of Mexico. FOX News
The Biden administration announced on Friday that it will sanction a Middle East tech firm and two senior employees for helping the Iranian government censor Internet content there. UPI
Doubts remain over whether OPEC and its allies can reach a consensus agreement on production levels this weekend, but at least one analyst said Friday it's unwise to place any bets. UPI
Ukrainian air defenses shot down 15 Russian missiles and 21 drones Friday, according to the Ukrainian armed forces. UPI
VOA VIEW: Russia looks bad and inept.
The United States signed its first trade agreement under the U.S.-Taiwan Initiative on Thursday, strengthening their economic ties while drawing a strong rebuke from China. UPI
VOA VIEW: Tough for China.
Arizona will limit development in the Phoenix area after a study found the available groundwater isn't sufficient to meet long-term water demands. LA Times
Katie Porter and Barbara Lee opposed the bipartisan bill to suspend the debt ceiling until 2025. Adam Schiff voted for it. LA Times
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People who see themselves as victims are becoming the majority in America, and that trend will have dire consequences if it goes unchecked, one retired Navy SEAL said. This is sad and true.
"This sense of victimhood is coming in and rising to the top," Mike Sarraille told Fox News. "This woke culture trying to sort of inflict their views on other people who can't have a dissenting opinion. And it's killing the dialogue." Sarraille left the military in 2018 and started several businesses, including Legacy Expeditions, which coordinated the record-setting Triple 7 mission last month, during which a group of special operations skydived onto all seven continents in just over six days. He recently released his second book, "The Everyday Warrior," which aims to help readers shed their own victim mentality and build positive habits.
"Being a warrior is about a mindset, not carrying a gun," Sarraille said. Sarraille doesn't blame young people for adopting a victim mentality — he said it's been taught to them. "The problem is us. It's my generation," he said, adding that politicians are setting a poor leadership example and that the public education system is ingraining victim mentality in kids, particularly through Critical Race Theory.
While victim mentality itself is hard to measure, an American Psychological Association survey found members of Gen Z were significantly more likely than other generations to report their mental health as "fair" or "poor," and 91% of young respondents said they had experienced "at least one physical or emotional symptom because of stress." Young people are also much more likely to support cancel culture than older generations, according to the Manhattan Institute.