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The quake, which occurred at 10:06 a.m. Hawaii time, produced 'very strong' shaking near the epicenter, as defined by the Modified Mercalli Intensity Scale. LA Times
Sen. Tom Cotton, before Sunday's procedural Senate vote to advance a $95 billion supplemental aid bill for Ukraine and Israel, said he would be voting no, particularly after the failure of a bill that would have added border security to the measure. Newsmax
VOA VIEW: No deal until border deal is done.
President Biden's personal attorney Bob Bauer tells "Face the Nation" that special counsel Robert Hur's report about Mr. Biden's handling of classified documents "went off the rails." Bauer said he was in the room during the questioning and Mr. Biden does not have memory problems, but rather Hur asked "bad questions." CBS
VOA VIEW: Take it or leave it - he is guilty of taking and have classified documents or has little memory.
A narrowly divided Senate moved closer to passing a $95.34 billion aid package for Ukraine, Israel, and Taiwan on Sunday, showing undiminished bipartisanship despite growing opposition from Republican hardliners and Donald Trump. Newsmax
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President Joe Biden on Sunday called on snack companies to stop shrinkflation, which is when businesses cut product sizes but keep prices the same, describing the practice as "a rip-off." Newsmax
VOA VIEW: It also may mean financial survival.
Relations between President Joe Biden and his administration with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu appear to be heading for a split, with Biden's aides urging him to publicly criticize the prime minister over Israel's operations in Gaza. Newsmax
VOA VIEW: Biden is a double crosser loser.
U.S. Central Command (CENTCOM) said on Sunday its forces on Feb. 10 had carried out strikes on two unmanned surface vessels (USVs) and three anti-ship cruise missiles north of Yemen's port city of Hodeidah that were threatening ships in the area. Newsmax
VOA VIEW: They should be hit harder.
A whopping 86% of US adults felt that Biden is too old for another term in a poll released in the wake of the blistering special counsel report that rekindled lingering public angst about his age. New York Post
VOA VIEW: Age is not the problem -mind is.
KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Russian forces launched 45 drones over Ukraine Sunday in a five-and-a-half-hour barrage, officials said, as Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy continued the reshuffle of his war cabinet as the war enters its third year. New York Post
VOA VIEW: Putin would be smart to slow his attack while Biden is in charge.
The president told the Israeli leader on Sunday that protection was needed for Palestinians seeking shelter and called for “urgent and specific” steps on humanitarian aid. New York Times
VOA VIEW: Biden would be smart to keep quiet.
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A shark fossil found in Alabama dating back 65 million years is a new species, the nonprofit McWane Science Center in Birmingham announced this week. Washington Times
The Iraqi immigrant accused of trying to orchestrate the murder of former President George W. Bush will be sentenced Monday, and prosecutors are asking a judge to put him in prison for 15 years, saying the U.S. must send a message to shut down future plots. Washington Times
Former President Donald Trump called foul on the Justice Department's decision not to seek charges against President Biden for retaining and disclosing classified documents while he faces prosecution on similar charges. Washington Times
VOA VIEW: It's clear to almost all.
A Texas woman was sentenced Friday to three years in prison after pleading guilty to charges of threatening a Florida judge who is overseeing the criminal case against former President Donald Trump's handling of classified documents. Washington Times
VOA VIEW: As it should be.
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An estimated 500,000 fans have flooded Las Vegas, packing the Strip ahead of Super Bowl LVIII. CBS
The controversial report from Republican special counsel Robert Hur has sparked new debate about President Biden's age and his decision to seek reelection. In his report, Hur recommended no criminal prosecution regarding President Biden's retention of classified documents, but he did refer to the president's memory at least nine times, describing him as a "well meaning, elderly man with a poor memory." CBS
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The $95 billion aid proposal would fund military defense in Ukraine, Israel and Taiwan. CNBC
VOA VIEW: It should not pass until the southern border issue is resolved.
UFC CEO Dana White reached out directly to former President Donald Trump to encourage positive commentary about Anheuser-Busch. CNBC
As domestic travel rebounds from pandemic lows and prices soar, some travelers opting for trains over planes. CNBC
Multiple U.S. military branches will be attempting to make a recruiting pitch during this year's Super Bowl in hopes of reversing the deepening recruitment crisis. FOX News
VOA VIEW: Biden is the cause.
The city of Denver is cutting $5 million from public services to pay for its illegal immigration, with the mayor pinning the blame on Republicans and former President Donald Trump. FOX News
VOA VIEW: Biden and Dems are at fault.
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North Korea has criticized the influence of the United States in Israel and the Middle East as world leaders cozied up to Iran on Sunday in the wake of Israel's war in Gaza. UPI
VOA VIEW: Those countries that cozied up to Iran are not friends of the US.
Rep. Mike Gallagher (R-Wisc.) said Saturday he will not seek reelection in November, making him the fourth Republican to leave the House GOP's shrinking majority. UPI
President Joe Biden has issued a national security memorandum requiring foreign governments receiving U.S. military aid to provide written assurance the assistance will be used in compliance with international law. UPI
VOA VIEW: Who will obey such an edict?
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At least seven people were killed overnight Saturday when Russian drones struck a gas station in the frontline city of Kharkiv, igniting a massive fire that destroyed 15 homes, local officials said. UPI
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