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Republicans Explain Why They Are Leaving Congress
A lot of Republicans are running away from Congress. Since the beginning of the 115th Congress, more than 40 Republicans have left or announced they plan to leave the House by the end of the year. A handful of members have resigned amid scandal. Another group is leaving to run for higher office -- for seats in the Senate or to become governors of their home states. CNN
VOA VIEW: Good reasons why Republicans are moving - CNN is upset with the truth.

US Lost Track Of 1500 Immigrant Children
Steven Wagner, a top official with the Department of Health and Human Services, disclosed the number to a Senate subcommittee last month while discussing the state of the Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) that oversees the care of unaccompanied immigrant children. Wagner is the acting assistant secretary for the Administration for Children and Families, which is part of the Department of Health and Human Services. CNN

Growing Movement To Ban Plastic Straws
The humble plastic drinking straw has become the villain of the moment for environmental crusaders, with New York City joining a small but growing list of communities considering a straw ban to lighten the load on landfills and protect marine life. The campaign is not advancing uniformly, though. NBC
VOA VIEW: What is next?

NASA Astronaut Alan Bean, 4th Man To Walk On The Moon, Dead At 86
Alan Bean, the NASA astronaut and fourth man to walk on the moon, died Saturday at Houston Methodist Hospital in Houston, Texas. He was 86. Bean had fallen ill while traveling in Fort Wayne, Indiana, two weeks ago, his family said. NBC

Peter King: Jets Chairman's Anthem Protest Stance 'Disgraceful'
Rep. Peter King called the decision by Jets chairman Christopher Johnson to pay the fines of NFL players who kneel during the national anthem “disgraceful” on Saturday. In a morning tweet, the Seaford Republican said Johnson’s stance was “encouraging a movement premised on lies vs. police.” Newsday
VOA VIEW: The policy is meaningless and so is Johnson position - they will lose more attendees and audience and money.

Michael Cohen: Inside The Strange World Of Trump's Fixer
Just before he got his dream job as Donald Trump’s right-hand man, Michael Cohen was quoted in a 2007 tabloid news story hyping a Trump condo development in New Jersey. “Trump properties are solid investments,” said Cohen, who by then had bought at least three. Trump’s decision to hire Cohen has served the president well over the years, particularly for tasks requiring a mix of bluster and discretion – skills Cohen might have picked up in his days as a personal injury lawyer or in the taxi cab business. Guardian

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Trump Ramps Up Attacks On 'Scandal' Of Russia Inquiry
Donald Trump said the investigation into Russian collusion during the 2016 election “could be one of the biggest political scandals in history” as he dubbed the investigation into election inference “Spygate”. The White House hasannounced a Thursday meeting between top law enforcement officials and two Republican members of Congress – Trey Gowdy of South Carolina and Devin Nunes of California – to examine classified documents about a government informant’s contacts with Trump’s campaign. Gaurdian

Rose McGowan: Put Me On The Stand Against Weinstein
Rose McGowan says she would "absolutely" like to testify if given the chance against Harvey Weinstein. McGowan spoke to NPR's Michel Martin a day after the mogul turned himself into police in New York after months fighting sexual abuse investigations. "I have had to have his arm around me and smile in photos," McGowan says on Weinstein embracing her at public events. "The cameras would flash and you're just kind of out of your body and 'don't cause a scene and just go with it' because what else are you going to do? You're trapped. NPR
VOA VIEW: McGowan wanted the notoriety - not a used, she gained.

USC President C.L. Max Nikias Stepping Down Amid Gynecologist Scandal
The president of the University of Southern California, C.L. Max Nikias, is stepping down, according to an announcement by the university's board of trustees. The resignation comes as USC is embroiled in a series of scandals that have tarnished the public image of the prestigious private institution in Los Angeles. The most recent scandal involves a former campus gynecologist, Dr. George Tyndall, who is alleged to have made sexual comments and inappropriately touched patients during pelvic exams. NPR

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Carter Page: FBI Ruined My Life
FBI surveillance of former Trump campaign advisor Carter Page cost him business, income and even his girlfriend. Page tells The Post that during the media barrage he faced in late 2016, he visited his girlfriend at her London flat, where she was “freaking out with the fake news about me.” NY Post

Morgan Freeman Releases New Statement On Harassment Allegations
This week actor Morgan Freeman was accused by eight women of sexual harassment in an investigation done by CNN. The allegations included accusations that he and his Revelations Entertainment co-founder Lori McCreary allegedly created a toxic work environment for employees in their office. Vulture
VOA VIEW: The so-called users could have quit.

Virginia Republican In Congress Accused Of Using Staff As "Personal Servants"
Virginia Rep. Tom Garrett treated aides in his office like “personal servants,” according to a report from Politico that details the lawmaker’s use of staffers to complete daily chores ranging from chauffeuring his daughters to cleaning up after his dog. The story comes following a turmoil-filled week for the freshman Republican Congress member, whose chief of staff Jimmy Keady abruptly left on Tuesday evening, kicking off a bizarre back-and-forth about whether Garrett planned to run for reelection. Vox

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Hero Teacher Who Bravely School Shooter Gets Prais From White House
President Trump tweeted his thanks to the science teacher who bravely sprang into action during a shooting at an Indiana middle school no Friday. Jason Seaman, 29, a seventh-grade science teacher at Noblesville West Middle School was credited with knocking a weapon out of the gunman’s hand. “Thanks to very brave Teacher & Hero Jason Seaman of Noblesville, Indiana, for his heroic act in saving so many precious young lives. Fox

Trump Calls For Dems To End 'Horrible Law' That Separates Children From Parents At Border
President Trump on Saturday called on Democrats to end a “horrible law” that he says separates children from their parents when they cross the border -- and also accused them of “protecting MS-13 thugs.” Fox

Kim Jong Un Meets Again With South Korean President
South Korean President Moon Jae-in held a surprise second meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Saturday, the presidential office Cheong Wa Dae said, in an apparent move to convince Kim to hold his scheduled summit with U.S. President Donald Trump. "President Moon Jae-in held a second summit with Chairman Kim Jong-un at Tongil-gak on the North Korean side of Panmunjom from 3 p.m. through 5 p.m. on (May) 2."UPI

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Florida Under State Of Emergency-Subtropical Storm Alberto
Florida Gov. Rick Scott issued a state of emergency Saturday morning as Subtropical Storm Alberto, the first named storm of the season, moved north into the Gulf of Mexico. The executive order applied to the entire state of Florida and was issued "to make sure that our state and local governments are able to coordinate with federal partners to get the resources they need," Scott said in a statement. UPI

Venezuela Frees US Missionary After Two Years
American missionary Josh Holt, held by Venezuela without trial on weapons charges since 2016, was heading home with his wife on Saturday after the South American country’s socialist government unexpectedly released him. They were being accompanied by U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Bob Corker, who met on Friday with Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, Corker’s office said. Reuters

Abortion Advocates Get Landslide Victory
An Irish election official confirmed a landslide victory for abortion rights advocates as Ireland repealed its constitutional ban. Prime Minister Leo Varadkar, speaking Saturday after exit polls suggested voters chose to liberalize Ireland's strict abortion laws by a margin of more than two to one, called the result the culmination of a "quiet revolution." Newsday

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Popularity Of The Name ‘Muhammad’ In Europe Is An Element Of Jihad
Muhammad is slowly gaining ground against the infidels -- and in their own homelands. As one recent report notes, the German city of Bremen is the first in the country for which it is the most popular name for newborn boys. It’s the same in other Western European cities. “Mohammed [is the] most popular name for newborn boys in the Netherlands for second year in a row,” reads another recent report.   Muhammad is also the most popular name in England. PJ Media

Billy Graham's Will Revealed
Evangelist Billy Graham made a powerful statement in his Last Will and Testament. He called on his family to defend the gospel at all costs, he urged everyone reading his will to read the Bible and look to Jesus for salvation, and he put his money where his mouth had always been. “I ask my children and grandchildren to maintain and defend at all hazards and at any cost of personal sacrifice the blessed doctrine of complete Atonement for sin through the blood of the Lord Jesus Christ once offered, and through that alone," Graham declared in his will, recently released to the public. "I urge all of you to walk with the Lord in a life of separation from the world and to keep eternal values in view." PJ Media

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'Very Well May Have' Lied-Here Are The Important Questions About 'Spygate'
A battle of semantics has dominated the revelation that the FBI used a Cambridge professor named Stefan Halper to keep tabs on three Trump campaign advisers. The argument is over whether Halper was a mere FBI informant or a spy, as President Trump has asserted. Daily Caller

Clapper: Obama Had No Knowledge Of FBI Informant In Trump Campaig
James Clapper, former Director of National Intelligence, said Friday that former President Barack Obama had “no knowledge” of an FBI informant in the Trump campaign during the 2016 presidential election. Daily Caller

What Is Hillary Clinton Hiding?
On Friday, Hillary Clinton stepped out into the sweltering Boston, MA heat in a heavy coat and scarf. Hillary Clinton received the Radcliffe Award at Harvard on Friday. The twice-failed presidential hopeful told the audience she would be the CEO of Facebook given the chance “because it’s the biggest news platform in the world.” Gateway Pundit

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