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Biden assures Middle East

PRESIDENT JOE BIDEN (White House photo).

At a Middle East summit in Saudi Arabia, President Joe Biden assured regional leaders that the U.S would continue to play a powerful role in that area.

According to United Press International, Biden on Saturday told them the U.S. would donate $1 billion for food security assistance to alleviate hunger in the Middle East and North Africa, a problem increased by the effect of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

He also called for stronger guarantees for human right and voiced his support for a cease-fire in the civil war in Yemen. Earlier in the week he spoke in favor of a Palestinian state.

Voting fraud claims within the GOP

Former president Donald Trump’s unsupported claims of widespread voter fraud in the 2020 presidential election are finding imitation in primary elections, pitting Republican against Republican.

According to The Associated Press, increasing numbers of losing candidates for state office are claiming they were cheated out of their victories. Some even predicted a stolen election before votes were cast. 

One candidate who polled just 3 percent of the vote in the Colorado GOP governor’s race claimed widespread cheating. Another candidate, who lost the Republican nomination for governor in Nevada by 26,000 votes, complained he was the victim of election fraud.

Sports: Dodgers humble Halos again

Powered by four home runs, the Los Angeles Dodgers again humbled the Los Angeles Angels on Saturday with 7-1 victory in Anaheim.


Combined with Friday’s 9-1 win, the Blue Crew outscored the Halos 16-2 in the two-game series.

Trea Turner homered twice and Max Muncy and Freddie Freeman each went deep as the Dodgers improved their record to 60-30 in the final game before the All-Star break.

Brandon Marsh, as he did on Friday, supplied the only Angel score with a solo home run in the bottom of the seventh inning.

It was the Angels (39-53) third straight loss and the ninth in 11 games. For the Dodgers, it was their fourth win in a row and ninth in 10 games.

Julio Urias (8-6) got the win for LAD; Jose Juarez (1-4) took the loss for LAA.

Weather: Warm and getting warmer

Sunday in the West Orange County area will see some overcast with a daytime high of 81 and an overnight low of 66. The skies should return to sunny on Monday with a high of 83 (65).Tuesday should be similar with a high of 84 (65). Wednesday is expected to begin a cooling trend with a high of 80 headed toward the high 70s by the weekend.

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