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Delivery company DoorDash is eliminating more than 1,200 corporate jobs, about 6% of its total workforce, saying it hired too many people when demand for its services increased during the COVID-19 pandemic ABC
VOA VIEW: Expected once things opened up.
The U.S. economy grew at a 2.9% annual rate from July through September despite high interest rates and chronic inflation, the government said Wednesday in an upgrade from its initial estimate ABC
VOA VIEW: Don't believe everything you read.
Inflation in Europe has eased for the first time in more than a year as energy prices drifted down from painful highs ABC

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The House voted to impose a tentative agreement to avert a rail strike, then voted to give workers seven days paid sick leave. ABC
VOA VIEW: Biden showed his weakness.
U.S. job openings dropped in October but remained high, a sign that businesses became slightly less desperate for workers as the Federal Reserve ramps up interest rates in an effort to cool the economy ABC
VOA VIEW: It shows the economy is not preforming well.
The whip will be a woman -- Katherine Clark of Massachusetts -- and the No. 3, Pete Aguilar of California, will become the highest-ranking Latino in Congress. ABC
VOA VIEW: The House went further to the left - Jefferies will not do well.
Audiences are hoping for a detailed explanation of what caused the FTX meltdown from its former CEO. CBS
A storm system produced dangerous tornadoes, pounding rain and heavy winds in the South. The severe storms wreaked havoc across multiple states. Manuel Bojorquez reports from Eutaw, Alabama. CBS
House Republicans are projected to have only a narrow majority. That makes it tougher for Rep. Kevin McCarthy to win election as House speaker. CBS
VOA VIEW: It would be a dumb move not to support the Speaker designee.

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Opponents to the controversial policy said it would lead to the further militarization of a police force already too aggressive with poor and minority communities. CBS
VOA VIEW: Madness!
The Senate on Tuesday night approved historic legislation that provides federal protections for same-sex marriages and interracial marriages nationwide. The bill, called the Respect for Marriage Act, passed with 12 Republican senators and is expected to be signed by President Biden in the coming weeks. Nikole Killion reports from Capitol Hill. CBS
The former president said in a statement that West "arrived with a guest whom I had never met and knew nothing about." CBS
VOA VIEW: The liberal media has little to dump on Trump.
Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell confirmed Wednesday that smaller interest rate increases are likely ahead. CNBC

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The price of a barrel of West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude oil jumped Wednesday by more than $2, to $80, even as oil stocks fell. CNBC
VOA VIEW: Biden and Dems are still hurting the oil industry and all Americans.
The Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey, a closely watched gauge of slack in the labor force, showed there were 10.3 million vacancies for the month. CNBC
The Tesla CEO's furious tweets have highlighted just how much power the mobile juggernaut still has over the world's richest person. CNBC
VOA VIEW: Apple is failing the American people by complying to China's demands.

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Sen. Sherrod Brown, chair of the Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee, urged Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen's help after the FTX collapse. CNBC
With prices near historic highs, more consumers are leaning on buy now, pay later to afford their holiday shopping. CNBC
VOA VIEW: Using credit cards at high interest rates is a mistake.
In a tweet early Wednesday, Musk called on the Fed "to cut interest rates immediately" or risk "amplifying the probability of a severe recession." CNBC
VOA VIEW: The Biden administration will not listen to Musk.
The Iranian regime is "fundamentally" misunderstanding its own citizens by blaming outside actors for the protests raging throughout the country, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken told CNN's Christiane Amanpour on Wednesday. CNN
VOA VIEW: Blinken is an idiot.
ISIS acknowledged the death of its leader on Wednesday and confirmed his successor. CNN

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There were no illusions inside the White House that the decision to call on Congress to impose a negotiated labor agreement on railroad workers and operators would be universally well received, several officials said. CNN
VOA VIEW: Biden is using Congress to cover his mistake.
CNN on Wednesday informed employees that layoffs had commenced, a move that is expected to impact hundreds of staffers at the global news network and mark the deepest cuts to the organization in years. CNN
VOA VIEW: CNN is losing audience.
The GOP is in the middle on an internal dispute over what it stands for and who will lead it. In this week's episode of The Point, CNN's Chris Cillizza breaks down the race for Republican National Committee chair, where former President Donald Trump could have a major influence. CNN
VOA VIEW: Trump needs all the help he can get.

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The British government on Wednesday announced a new round of sanctions targeting Russian officials who have promoted and enforced the conscription of citizens for the country's invasion of Ukraine. UPI
VOA VIEW: Good!
President Joe Biden on Wednesday touted his administration's efforts to address the needs of Native Americans, including infrastructure, the economy and helping those communities overcome the worst of the COVID-19 pandem UPI
VOA VIEW: Biden is buying votes.
European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen proposed on Wednesday setting up a court that would spend frozen Russian assets to pay for damages done during the country's invasion. UPI
South Korea's air force scrambled fighter jets after two Chinese and six Russian warplanes entered the country's air defense identification zone without notice Wednesday, defense officials said. UPI
VOA VIEW: China and Russia are testing Biden's resolve.
China's top security officials said that the government must "resolutely crack down" on "hostile forces" as police came out in large numbers to tamp down protests that broke out over Beijing's strict COVID-19 policies. UPI
VOA VIEW: Xi will show he has control over a billion people.

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     A federal judge in Texas has ruled that the Biden administration cannot redefine sex-based discrimination in statutes to force doctors to perform gender-transition procedures against their will.  A rationally good ruling.

     U.S. District Judge Matthew Kacsmaryk ruled that the administration exceeded the limits of the Affordable Care Act and Title IX by including sexual orientation and gender identity among the laws’ anti-discrimination protections.  “Title IX’s ordinary public meaning remains intact until changed by Congress, or perhaps the Supreme Court,” wrote Judge Kacsmaryk, a Trump appointee.

     Because civil rights law has not changed, the judge said the executive branch could not extend a 2020 Supreme Court ruling barring LGBT workplace discrimination to include Obamacare patients.  In his ruling, Judge Kacsmaryk noted that Congress could have included sexual orientation or gender identity in the Affordable Care Act but “chose not to do so.”