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On Rosh Hashanah, I recommit to fighting against hate and antisemitism. No one should have to worry about violence when worshipping how they choose.       USA Today
VOA VIEW: The alternative is to add security at a house of worship.
Sunday is the start of Rosh Hashanah, also known as the Jewish New Year, which marks the beginning of the Jewish High Holy Days. CNN
A new book published to coincide with Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, claims to offer "the story of Judaism" in an unbiased approach using a variety of Jewish voices. Washington Times


"The pandemic is over," President Biden declared last week as he toured the Detroit Auto Show. LA Times
VOA VIEW: Biden makes many foolish statements.
At the annual U.N. General Assembly meeting this week, leaders have bemoaned the collapse of world order amid myriad crises. LA Times
VOA VIEW: A lot of talk with little sense or action.
The “No LaToya” recall campaign may be New Orleans’ last chance to avoid reaching a tipping point. New York Post
VOA VIEW: The fool must be recalled.
Marc Molinaro, the Republican Dutchess County Executive, leads Democratic lawyer Josh Riley 51.2% to 41.6% in the Nov. 8 general election for the 19th Congressional District. New York Post
VOA VIEW: Good news.
Adams' administration seems flummoxed by the influx of illegal migrants, with the mayor himself getting into a hopeless war of words with Texas Gov. Greg Abbot. New York Post
VOA VIEW: Adams is a loser.
It comes right from the top. The president of the United States, supported by a fan-girl media, spouts irresponsible rhetoric. New York Post
VOA VIEW: More like stupidity.


A pro-life activist was arrested at his home Friday during an FBI raid on charges that he assaulted an abortion clinic volunteer in Philadelphia last year. Washington Times
VOA VIEW: The FBI has gone mad - the raid was too much.
A classified satellite for the U.S. National Reconnaissance Office was launched. ABC
VOA VIEW: No secret now.
CBS News senior national correspondent Mark Strassmann reports from Atlanta on the uncertainty surrounding the economy as inflation continues, stocks fall and higher interest rates fuel a housing pullback. CBS
VOA VIEW: The economy will change for the better if Republicans prevail in November.
The vice president will lead the U.S. delegation at Tuesday's memorial for Abe, the former Japanese leader who was fatally shot in July. CBS
VOA VIEW: She will make a verbal blunder.

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"Maybe yesterday it was a bluff. Now, it could be a reality," Zelenskyy said on "Face the Nation." CBS
VOA VIEW: Putin is a sick man.
"What Putin has done is not exactly a sign of strength or confidence, frankly, it's a sign that they're struggling badly on the Russian side," national security adviser Jake Sullivan says. CBS
VOA VIEW: Putin would be wise to give in.
As cars, food and electricity become more expensive, Americans are feeling the pressure of rising inflation. The DOW dropped 486 points, its lowest since late 2020, on Friday. Michael George has the details. CBS
VOA VIEW: We have been in a recession for two months.


Raphael Bostic, the president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, signaled optimism for the Fed's policies to temper inflation. CNBC
VOA VIEW: Bostic has no real clue.
The 15% minimum tax would impact around 78 companies, according to 2021 financial data, with Berkshire and Amazon paying the most. CNBC
VOA VIEW: Big deal.
• 'I don't want to die for someone else's ambitions': Men across Russia face mobilization • Opinion: Putin's biggest weakness • Putin 'made a strategic mistake, invading Ukraine,' Britain's new leader tells CNN CNN
VOA VIEW: Talk is cheap.
Vladimir Putin's announcement of increased military conscription to bolster Moscow's invasion of Ukraine shows that the Russian President "has been outsmarted" by Kyiv, UK Prime Minister Liz Truss told CNN in an exclusive interview, as she set out her stall on foreign policy. CNN
The reports out of Russia suggest a military and a leader in desperate need: CNN
VOA VIEW: Putin will not leave office peacefully.

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When Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered the invasion of Ukraine in February, many questioned the commitment of his troops to the cause. How strongly would they fight a neighboring nation with longstanding ties and a shared history? CNN
• Activists are living in trees in attempt to stop construction of 'Cop City,' an 85-acre police and fire training facility CNN
VOA VIEW: Only fools think that defunding the police is a good idea.
• Hundreds of thousands without power in Atlantic Canada after Fiona rumbles north • A checklist of what to do -- and pack -- when a hurricane's coming • 'Puerto Rico is stuck in the past': Island tries to recover from yet another hurricane CNN

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GOP Rep. Nancy Mace of South Carolina said Sunday she believes there is "pressure" for House Republicans to move to impeach President Joe Biden if they gain control of the chamber after the midterm elections. CNN
VOA VIEW: One major problem is that the country gets Harris if Biden is out.
The 2022 elections are, so far, shaping up to be better than Democrats had imagined. They're now favored to hold the Senate, and they appear likely to keep their losses in the House below the historical midterm average for the party that controls the White House. CNN
VOA VIEW: CNN and the other liberal media will be proven wrong with the major Republican win.
Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) reacts to former President Donald Trump's claim that the declassification of documents can happen "by thinking about it." CNN
VOA VIEW: Schiff is an idiot.
CNN's Ben Wedeman reports on how Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelensky is trying to get Russian soldiers to surrender. CNN
VOA VIEW: Russian soldiers don't want to die for nothing.
Semiconductors are in everything. Our phones, our laptops, our televisions. Even our cars. But concerns about a global recession and continued worries about supply shortages stemming from lingering pandemic-related shutdowns in Asia over the past two years are hurting top chip companies. CNN
The New Orleans Police Department is putting more officers on the street and hiring civilians for administrative jobs. The city was recently ranked as the U.S.' murder capital. FOX News
VOA VIEW: The mayor is an idiot.
COVID-19 deaths worldwide are the lowest since the start of the pandemic in March 21, inlcuding dropping under 1,0000 daily, and cases are the fewest since July, 2021 with few hotspots. UPI

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     House Republicans are shining a spotlight on the fentanyl crisis, which they said has been exacerbated by President Biden’s loose border policies.  Biden is causing national grief.

     At a Capitol conference, the conservative Republican Study Committee turned over the stage to parents whose children died of fentanyl overdoses and had come to Washington to share their stories and help lawmakers craft legislation to combat the epidemic. “I don’t want to hear that anybody else I know, and love has died over this. I don’t want any more moms to go to bed at night crying because they’ve lost their kid,” said Lori Ashenfelder, a North Carolina mother whose son died of fentanyl poisoning last year. More than a dozen parents whose children died in connection with the opioid epidemic attended the event.

     Fentanyl, a synthetic opioid, is 50 times stronger than heroin. Illicit manufacturing makes it widely accessible and affordable. Drug dealers often mix it with other substances leading to surprise overdoses.  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recorded more than 56,000 deaths in 2020 involving synthetic opioids, such as fentanyl. The trend is on the rise.

     Rep. Jim Banks of Indiana, chairman of the Republican Study Committee, introduced legislation that would enhance penalties for distribution of a Schedule I or II controlled substance in candy packaging that could be targeted toward children.  The Drug Enforcement Administration last month warned of the spread of “rainbow fentanyl” or colorful pills that resemble candy. Law enforcement has seized such pills in at least 18 states.  Schedule I drugs are deemed to have no medical use and are highly addictive, including heroin, LSD and ecstasy. The federal government still lists marijuana as a Schedule I drug, though many states have legalized medical and recreational marijuana use.