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The U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals expanded protections for homeless people sleeping outdoors in a decision with ramifications for other cities, including L.A. LA Times
VOA VIEW: The court has made a mad decision.
NYC taxpayers shelled out a whopping $794.4 million in legal judgments and claims during the fiscal year ending June 30, up 38% from the $575.9 million paid out during the previous 12 months.  New York Post
VOA VIEW: Total madness.
“I think one of the key elements there is what happened in 2020, in the fall of 2020, just weeks before the election,” Rep. Jim Jordan told Breitbart. New York Post
VOA VIEW: Republicans will seek action once they win majority in November.

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Tudor Dixon, the party’s nominee for governor, has ground to make up in her race against Gov. Gretchen Whitmer. She is hoping the former president can rally their party’s base. New York Times
VOA VIEW: Whitmer should lose.
The latest shots, which target Omicron and its subvariants, could offer protection against a winter surge in cases. But many people are unsure if they’re eligible. New York Times
Mahsa Amini's death in the custody of Iran's morality police has inspired Gen Z protesters, who are bolder and angrier than their predecessors.       USA Today
VOA VIEW: Iran must make a complete change.
Violent political speech has increasingly crossed into the realm of in-person confrontation for members of Congress in both parties, raising the prospect of a disastrous event. New York Times
VOA VIEW: Dems are far more confrontational.
In a gathering Cold War atmosphere, American officials are gaming out responses should Russia resort to battlefield nuclear weapons. New York Times
VOA VIEW: Putin should be feared, and Biden is scary leadership.
The archives said in a letter to the House Oversight Committee that it was seeking electronic messages from unnamed White House officials sent through personal accounts. New York Times
VOA VIEW: Liberal stupidity.

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Twenty brands of cheese were recalled at stores after multiple people were hospitalized after being infected with listeria.       USA Today
Republican Dr. Mehmet Oz's gain in the polls could be a warning sign to Fetterman and Democrats nationwide over the Pa. Senate seat and beyond.      USA Today
VOA VIEW: Oz must win for America's security.
The Air Force is unable to fly 116 of its 128 C-130H cargo planes due to issues with how the propellers on the craft were assembled, Air Mobility Command confirmed Friday. Washington Times
Tens of thousands of members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints are scheduled to attend the faith's biannual conference this weekend, in which senior leaders will address nearly 17 million believers throughout the world from their headquarters in Utah. Washington Times

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With public confidence diminished and justices sparring openly over the institution's legitimacy, the Supreme Court on Monday will begin a new term that could push American law to the right on issues of race, voting and the environment. Washington Times
VOA VIEW: The Supremes must hold to the right.
The Supreme Court opens its new term on Monday and will hear arguments for the first time after a summer break and with new Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson among its nine members ABC
VOA VIEW: Conservatives should prevail on all constitutional issues.
The remnants of Ian are charging up the East Coast on Saturday after making landfall as a Category 1 hurricane in South Carolina on Friday afternoon. ABC

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FEMA and U.S. Coast Guard officials said about 4,000 people have been rescued in Florida by local, state and federal authorities. CBS
According to Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, recovering from Hurricane Ian could take the state years. The powerful storm struck southwest Florida as a Category 4 on Wednesday, with 150 mph winds and catastrophic flooding. Kris Van Cleave is in Fort Myers with more. CBS
More than 100,000 people have died from drug overdoses in the past 12 months, with many due to opiates like the synthetic drug fentanyl. The problem is especially acute in Maine, and officials are attempting to address the worsening epidemic. CBS
VOA VIEW: Strong laws tough prosecutors and judges would do the trick.
She talked with CBS News' Catherine Herridge about the ex-president, who has indicated he plans to run for president in 2024. CBS
VOA VIEW: Trump should announce after November elections.
While recent polls have shown O'Rourke trailing Abbott by around 7 points, this still could be the closest Texas governor's race in years. CBS
VOA VIEW: Abbot should win big over loser liberal O'Rourke.

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Abortions were halted on Sept. 23. The ruling means the state's abortion providers will not be able to restart procedures. CBS
VOA VIEW: Good!
The author has accused former President Donald Trump of sexually assaulting her in a New York City department store in the 1990s. CBS
VOA VIEW: Carroll has no legitimate case.
The Global X Autonomous and Electric Vehicles ETF ended September sharply lower as lidar makers, EV companies and auto giants all sold off amid economic fears. CNBC
VOA VIEW: EV's will fail hard.

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The Los Angeles Unified School District, the second largest in the nation, said Friday that cybercriminals who targeted it with a ransomware attack plan to release some of the hacked data online. CNN
VOA VIEW: Hackers should get automatic life sentences.
The DART mission made history this week when it successfully slammed into an asteroid -- and we got to see it happen live, from millions of miles away. CNN
A Vermont high school volleyball player says members of her team were banned from the high school locker room after objecting to changing with a transgender student. FOX News
VOA VIEW: Transgender players should not be allowed.
The U.S. Army fell short of its recruitment goal by 25% this year, as Air Force, Marine Corps and Navy dipped into pools of delayed entry applicants to meet goals. FOX News
VOA VIEW: The quality of recruits is less.
Russian military forces have abducted the head of Ukraine's Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant, the facility's operator Energoatom alleged Saturday. UPI
VOA VIEW: Russia should pay dearly.
Taiwan's Ministry of Foreign Affairs publicly criticized North Korea on Saturday after the regime's latest in a series of ballistic missile launches. UPI
VOA VIEW: NK is a nothing and should be sanctioned severally.
The Kremlin announced Saturday it had withdrawn troops from the key eastern Ukrainian transport hub of Lyman after Kyiv said its troops had encircled the city in a counter-offensive. UPI
VOA VIEW: Good!
The United States hit Russia with a new round of sanctions for illegally annexing the Ukrainian territory it occupies and vowed to punish anyone who supports Moscow's effort. UPI
VOA VIEW: Sanctions should be extreme.

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October 03, 2022

     A Montana state judge has determined three laws passed by Montana’s Republican-controlled legislature to regulate activities on university campuses are unconstitutional, including one that sought to ban transgender women from participating on female collegiate sports teams.  The so-called judge is a liberal idiot.

     Montana’s Constitution gives the state board of regent's full authority to govern public college campuses and precludes state lawmakers from imposing their own rules, District Court Judge Rienne McElyea said in a ruling issued Wednesday that was emailed to attorneys in the case on Friday. Her ruling noted that the Montana Supreme Court recently affirmed the same conclusion in a challenge to a bill that sought to allow more people to carry guns on campuses. The ruling is the second judicial setback of the week on laws passed by Montana’s 2021 Legislature that affected transgender residents. A different state judge clarified that he temporarily blocked health officials from enforcing a state rule that would prevent transgender people from changing the gender on their birth certificate. The ruling comes amid a heated national debate over whether transgender women should be allowed to participate in female sports at the high school and collegiate level.

     At least 12 Republican-led states have passed laws banning transgender women or girls in sports based on the premise that it gives them an unfair competitive advantage. Transgender rights advocates counter that the rules aren’t just about sports, but another way to demean and attack transgender people.