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A House committee has threatened Harvard with a subpoena if it does not turn over documents regarding the university's efforts in responding to incidents of antisemitism on its campus and steps it has taken to protect Jewish students, faculty, and staff. Newsmax
VOA VIEW: Harvard needs to be sanctioned hard.
There are no known threats to Sunday's Super Bowl in Las Vegas but security will be tight. Newsmax
U.S. Treasury Department's financial crimes unit Wednesday proposed a plan to require real estate professionals to flag suspicious activity, in a bid to curb illicit funds flowing through residential real estate. Newsmax
VOA VIEW: Why isn't their action to stop China from buying US real-estate?
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Tens of thousands of Americans are hospitalized with COVID-19 every week. Thousands die from it every month. And yet, an antiviral treatment proven to lessen the chances of severe outcomes is going underused. The drug is Paxlovid. Newsmax
Former President Donald Trump leads former South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley in her home state by 37 points, and it will "only get worse" for Haley on Super Tuesday. Newsmax
VOA VIEW: Haley should wise up.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday rejected Hamas' terms for a cease-fire and hostage-release agreement, calling them "delusional," a position that complicates efforts to strike a deal between the sides. Newsmax
VOA VIEW: As he should and Biden should feel ashamed.
Border Patrol officials interviewed hundreds of migrants bound for the US border in December to determine what was motivating them to head north - and none cited political persecution. New York Post
VOA VIEW: The Biden amid is a joke.
BAGHDAD — A U.S. drone strike hit a car in the Iraqi capital Wednesday night, killing three members of the powerful Kataib Hezbollah militia, including a high-ranking commander. New York Post
Congressional Budget Office projections released on Wednesday said a growing economy and recent spending cuts had slowed deficits. New York Times
VOA VIEW: Hopefully, Biden will be gone soon.
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The former South Carolina governor, who was outvoted by “None of These Candidates” after Donald Trump declined to participate in the primary, criticized the state of the Republican Party. New York Times
A transgender male from Pennsylvania has filed a lawsuit against his insurance provider after being denied coverage for what he claims is a medically necessary device related to gender-affirmation surgery -- an $11,000 erectile pump. Washington Times
VOA VIEW: He should lose.
Cybersecurity professionals warned Congress on Tuesday that America's water systems are not prepared to ward off complex digital threats, including from Chinese and Russian hackers. Washington Times
VOA VIEW: It should be a harsh crime with serious penalties.
Business insiders see a deeper problem in the inability of unarmed security staff to keep employees and merchandise safe. Washington Times
VOA VIEW: Crime has gone south with Biden stupidity.
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Federal investigators say they will determine the cause of last year's fiery Norfolk Southern derailment in eastern Ohio at a hearing in East Palestine this June. Washington Times
VOA VIEW: The RR was acting stupid.
Multiple agencies were searching for a U.S. Marine Corps helicopter crew that went missing in Southern California. CBS
Ronna McDaniel was recently reelected to a fourth term as Republican National Committee chair in January. CBS
VOA VIEW: Things are not looking too good for Ronna.
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Former President Donald Trump wrote on Truth Social that Bud Light parent company Anheuser-Busch "is not a woke company." CBS
VOA VIEW: Trump should not get involved.
Russia confirmed that two of its Tu-95 bombers flew over international waters off Alaska's coast, escorted by fighter jets. CBS
VOA VIEW: Russia is testing Biden.
In a 216-214 vote, House Republicans failed to impeach Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas. CBS
VOA VIEW: It's not over yet - a second round may be coming.
The top federal prosecutor in Los Angeles said the engineer earlier offered to give China information that could aid its military. CNBC
VOA VIEW: Too much espionage.
Domestic oil output is expected to grow by 170,000 barrels per day this year, down from the Energy Information Administration's prior forecast of 290,000 bpd. CNBC
VOA VIEW: Biden is hurting the economy.
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Chinese hackers have had access to U.S. infrastructure for years and could use it to "wreak havoc" across the U.S. if they choose. FOX News
VOA VIEW: Not a good sign.
A ringing phone led to the apprehension of an Arizona man accused of smuggling illegal immigrants for profit. He was arrested near the U.S.-Mexico border. FOX News
Carter Bank & Trust will acution off some land owned by West Virginia. Gov. Justice to repay more than $300 million in business loans that he owes the bank. FOX News
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The EPA Wednesday finalized a much stronger air quality standard on soot, the fine particle pollution dangerous to health. UPI
VOA VIEW: Hopefully, they have the right facts.
Russia has attacked Ukraine at least nine times with missiles supplied by North Korea. UPI
VOA VIEW: More Biden "don'ts" being ignored.
Russia showered Ukraine with a wave of drone and missile attacks as the attacks hitting some of the country's largest cities over Wednesday morning, officials said. UPI
Nevadans are voting Tuesday in the presidential preference primary but the stakes differ between Republicans and Democrats. UPI
VOA VIEW: Tough for Haley.
Over the past two years, more women have embraced traveling alone or with female friends. UPI
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