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Motorists suspected of driving drunk in Georgia will still be able to refuse breathalyzer tests under a bill set for a final vote Thursday. The legislation makes clear that police can't compel suspects to take breath tests. Atlanta Journal
VOA VIEW: A DUI driver gets a pass.
President Donald Trump could siphon upwards of $260 million from Georgia military construction projects to pay for a wall on the Southern border, according to a Pentagon estimate being circulated by Senate Democrats.  Atlanta Journal
VOA VIEW: Liberal view and spin.
A fake cow that is the target of a lawsuit by a congressman is having its moment. The Twitter account "Devin Nunes' cow," which professes to be "hanging out on the dairy in Iowa looking for the lil' treasonous cowpoke," has more than 455,000 followers as of Wednesday afternoon, a dramatic increase... Baltimore Sun
VOA VIEW: Great beginning.

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President Donald Trump on Wednesday escalated his feud with the husband of White House counselor Kellyanne Conway, calling him "a stone cold LOSER & husband from hell!" Trump's broadside on Twitter came after George Conway, a conservative lawyer and frequent critic of the president, publicly questioned... Baltimore Sun
VOA VIEW: George is a loser.
A 24-year-old Charlotte man admitted he helped dupe hundreds of U.S. residents into paying money to clean non-existent malware from their suddenly frozen computers, prosecutors said Wednesday. Bishap Mittal, 24, … Charlotte Observer
When Joe Biden goes head to head against Trump, the poll says his margin of defeat as identical to that of O'Rourke. Houston Chronicle
VOA VIEW: O'Rourke could not beat Cruz in Texas.
A judge blocked oil and gas drilling on almost 500 square miles (1,295 sq. kilometers) in Wyoming and said the federal government must consider the cumulative climate change impact of ... Las Vegas Sun
The Border Patrol released 250 migrants here on Tuesday and Wednesday and expects to free hundreds more in coming days because there is no room to hold them. Normally, the agency would transfer the migrants to Immigration and Customs Enforcement to be “processed” and in many cases placed in detention... LA Times
VOA VIEW: Liberal spin.
In these early weeks of the presidential campaign, Democratic candidates have faced a battery of unusual questions, prompted partly by President Trump’s dark warning in his State of the Union address against “new calls to adopt socialism in our country.” The first question Democrats got after that... LA Times
VOA VIEW: Liberal have gone mad.

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The governor of Kentucky admitted intentionally infecting his kids with chickenpox — a move that medical experts warn could have deadly results. In an interview with radio station WKCT, Gov. Matt Bevin said he ensured all his children contracted the highly contagious disease so they’d get sick and become immune to the virus that causes... New York Post
VOA VIEW: A rouge Governor.
President Trump escalated his attacks on the late John McCain Wednesday, saying he approved the senator’s full dress funeral service at the Washington National Cathedral — but didn’t get a thank you. “I gave him the kind of funeral that he wanted, which as president I had to approve. I don’t care about this. New York Post
VOA VIEW: McCain got a major send off - major.
President Donald Trump delivers remarks at the Lima Army Tank Plant in Lima, Ohio, on Wednesday. New York Times
Citigroup Inc plans to sell several tons of gold placed as collateral by Venezuela's central bank on a $1.6 billion loan after the deadline for repurchasing them expired this month, sources said, a setback for President Nicolas Maduro's efforts to hold onto the country's fast-shrinking reserves. Rueters

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U.S. President Donald Trump warned on Wednesday that the United States may leave tariffs on Chinese goods for a "substantial period" to ensure that Beijing complies with any trade agreement. Rueters
VOA VIEW: Good - China can't be trusted.
Kellyanne Conway has found herself in the middle of a bizarre fight between her husband, respected attorney George Conway, and the president of the United States.         USA Today
A report identifies 395 Catholic clergy members in Illinois who have been accused of sexual misconduct.         USA Today
VOA VIEW: Sad!

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A USA TODAY/Suffolk Poll finds wide suspicion of college admissions and opposition to legal preferences for alums, athletes and minorities.         USA Today
VOA VIEW: Higher education is too expensive.
"The truth is, throughout human history, slavery has existed, and America came along as the first country to end it within 150 years," contributor Katie Pavlich said. "And we get no credit for that.” Washington Post
VOA VIEW: The US should be proud.
Rep. Tulsi Gabbard has been serving in the House for years, but it wasn't until this year, as she eyes the White House, that she signed onto a resolution that envisions reparations to black Americans for the legacy of slavery. Former Rep. Beto O'Rourke watched for years as fencing divided ... Washington Times
VOA VIEW: Dems have gone too far.
For those wondering why the White House needs an independent climate panel, supporters recommend starting with the Fourth National Climate Assessment. The federal report released in November was hailed as evidence that President Trump's own scientists were on board with dire climate disaster forecasts, even though the document was prepared ... Washington Times
ABC News previously reported Rod Rosenstein would leave the Department of Justice in mid-March to ensure a smooth transition for his successor and accommodate the new AG. ABC
VOA VIEW: ABC is wrong again.

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The Pentagon's Office of Inspector General has opened an investigation into complaints of alleged ethics violations against acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan. In a statement on Wednesday, the Department of Defense Office of Inspector General said it had recently received a complaint that Shanahan "allegedly took actions to promote his former employer, Boeing, and disparage its competitors, allegedly in violation of ethics rules." Shanahan worked for Boeing for 31 years, last serving as senior vice president of supply chain operations. ABC
VOA VIEW: Liberals want to find anything wrong in the Trump administration.
The former White House communications director agreed to turn over documents requested by the Democratic-controlled House Judiciary Committee CBS
VOA VIEW: The Dems are doing their best to obstruct the administration..
President Trump visited a tank factory on Wednesday, and once again criticized the late John McCain. Fellow Republicans have taken note and are not happy with his comments. Major Garrett reports. CBS

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Jim Cramer explains why he thinks President Donald Trump plans to leave tariffs in place and why the Federal Reserve helped in his trade standoff with China. CNBC
Mark Gallogly, the co-founder of investment firm Centerbridge Partners, has signaled to friends that he's likely going to help Beto O'Rourke. CNBC
VOA VIEW: A fool.
President Donald Trump looks -- and is acting -- rattled and encircled by the Russia investigation. And a series of fresh disclosures on Tuesday show there is every reason for him to feel threatened by the vast shadow it is casting over his life, business and presidency. CNN
VOA VIEW: A total waste of time and taxpayers money.
Several members of the Supreme Court expressed concern over allegations of racial bias in the jury selection system on Wednesday in a case concerning a Mississippi death row inmate who was tried six times for murder. CNN
VOA VIEW: Getting a good sample to choose from is the major problem.
Harvard University has "shamelessly" turned a profit from photos of two 19th-century slaves while ignoring requests to turn the photos over to the slaves' descendants, according to a lawsuit filed Wednesday. FOX News
Fourteen men from central and South America were found crammed into an SUV that was pulled over last month on Interstate 64 in southern Illinois, authorities said Wednesday. FOX News
VOA VIEW: Yet, the Dems say there is no crises.
PM faces calls for resignation after blaming Commons for delay to UK’s exit from EUFollow all the latest on Brexit with our live blogTheresa May is facing a furious backlash from her own backbenchers and calls for her resignation after she blamed squabbling MPs for delaying Brexit.In a defiant statement on Wednesday night she told the British public: Guardian
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Jerusalem on Wednesday and after their meeting, they held a press conference. Jerusalem Post
VOA VIEW: It makes sense.
In a fresh blow to the embattled government of Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, a legislator quit his ruling Liberal Party to sit as an independent on Wednesday after defending a former minister at the center of a political scandal. Reuters
Midwestern farmers have been gambling they could ride out the U.S.-China trade war by storing their corn and soybeans anywhere they could - in bins, plastic tubes, in barns or even outside. Reuters
Human Rights Council-appointed investigators urged Israel on Monday to revise its military rules of engagement, shortly before the one-year anniversary of the start of mass demonstrations at the country’s border fence with Gaza, that have left hundreds of Palestinians dead and thousands more injured.  UN News
VOA VIEW: Rules of engagement is clear and open for a nation that is open to hostility.
The growing use of 3D printers and rising number of 3D gun blueprints online could allow criminals easy access to untraceable weapons, experts say. UPI
The Supreme Court heard arguments about racial discrimination in jury selection for a case that could reverse a conviction for a Mississippi man on death row. UPI
The Federal Reserve chose not to raise its benchmark interest rate Wednesday and said it doesn't plan to hike rates for the rest of the year. UPI
VOA VIEW: Smart move.

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     Facebook changed because is was forced.  Facebook announced Tuesday that it will block landlords and creditors from using a person's demographic data including a person’s zip code, gender and age, to target certain groups in online advertisements.

     The announcement is part of a legal settlement with groups that promote fair housing laws. They complained in court last year that the social media giant enabled real estate brokers and landlords to exclude certain demographics when advertising. The federal government, under the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, had filed its own complaint against Facebook for violating the Fair Housing Act, which prohibits businesses from which prohibits the sale or rental of housing based on such factors as race or religion.

     The company also was accused of allowing employers to discriminate against women by targeting job listings toward men only, specifically in traditionally male-dominated fields.