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Tuesday, January 3, 2017






In Today’s Issue: 




VP-Elect Mike Pence Meeting With GOP to Discuss Repealing Obamacare, Defunding Planned Parenthood


Less Than One-Third of Americans Want to See Roe v. Wade Overturned


Pro-Lifer Providing Abortion Alternatives Outside Planned Parenthood Arrested for “Domestic Terrorism”


Pregnant Women Don’t Commit Suicide if They Can’t Get Abortions


8 judges cast vote undermining Roe v. Wade


The Female Draft and the End of Abortion


Gubernatorial candidate focuses on saving children, ending abortion (Wisconsin)


Messer: overturn rule forcing states to fund abortion providers


Showing Graphic Abortion Photos: Justifiable & Necessary


Can abortion foes and clinic be neighbors? Raleigh board will decide (North Carolina)


U.S. Judge Halts ObamaCare Rule Covering Transgender Sex-changes and Abortions


Pro-Life Group in Israel Has Saved 68,000 Babies From Abortion and Has an Idea How to Save More


Cardinal makes strong pro-life defense rarely heard in Germany


Newspaper Publishes How-To Guide on Aborting Your Baby (London, England)


France Criminalizes Misleading Anti-Abortion Websites


8.7 Million Unborn Babies Have Been Aborted in the UK Since It Legalized Abortion 50 years Ago


15,000 illegal abortions performed in Israel each year, activists claim




Hundreds Of Afghan Shi'a Protest Killings


Taliban ramp up attacks in southwestern Afghanistan as NATO casualties hit a low


Afghanistan Arrests Four In Killing Of Female Airport Workers


The Afghan War and the Evolution of Obama


Afghan Police Officer Killed In Bomb Blast




Christian pastor freed in Sudan, others still charged


Sudan Acquits Pastor in Trial of Christians Charged with Capital Crimes


Suicide bombers target Mogadishu checkpoint, hotel




Airlines, Now More Proactive on Weather, Allow Fliers to Shift Own Travel Plans


United Airlines employee is found trapped in a plane's baggage hold after a flight from North Carolina to Virginia 




Personal Health



ASX surges to 19-month high on first trading day of 2017


Australian Dollar Pound Exchange Rate Rises Chinese Data Impresses


Melbourne's worst suburbs for termite infestation


Fecal Pollution Taints Water at Melbourne’s Beaches After Storm





Ford to scrap Mexico plant, invest in Michigan due to Trump policies


Trump tweet targets GM’s Mexican production


The auto industry could break sales records for 2016. But analysts say a decline is coming.


Hyundai, Kia target sales rebound after first fall in 18 years




Toronto, New York stock indexes ring in 2017 on a positive note


Bay Street Kicks Off New Year In Style, TSX Up 115 -- Canadian Commentary


Accused Woodbridge mobster won’t fight deportation decision: lawyer


'She was a lovely person': Canadian mother of 2 mourned after deadly Istanbul attack


One billion litres of water have spewed from $3 million Vancouver lot after contractor error 15 months ago


Just 3 employers fined or banned after overhaul of foreign worker program


Canada: Muslim groups harass Arab Christian school principal over “Islamophobia”


CEO salaries soar to new heights


Ont. woman falls to death in Italy: Report


What we learned from the worst oil shock in Canada’s history


POTS: The energy-sucking syndrome doctors are only starting to recognize


No joke — B.C. seriously just decided to actually raise housing prices in Vancouver


Airline Pilot, Believed to Be Drunk, Is Pulled From Cockpit in Canada


Home values skyrocket in Vancouver region, mid-2016 data show


In 2017, Mississauga will have to decide how it grows up


U.S. comes first, Trump official says about Canadian auto industry




In political Washington, 2017 will be the year of the chicken




China Confirms Aircraft Carrier Participated in Military Drills in South China Sea


December factory activity rises to near four-year high


China to offer global satellite navigation service by 2020


China confirms deadly human bird flu case in Guizhou province


Beijing's space program soars in 2016


China going cashless thanks to fintech boom


Chinese Government Threatens The Church- ‘Create A Pro-Communist Church- Or Else’


 A human rights activist, a secret prison and a tale from Xi Jinping's new China  (Communist Chinese dictator Xi Jinping)


Twitter China head Kathy Chen leaves company


Transgender Man Was Unfairly Fired, but Bias Not Proved, Chinese Court Says


In Banning Ivory Trade, China Saw Benefits for Itself, Too




Cuba Show of military strength marks anniversary of revolution


Trump crackdown looms for Cuba as repression continues after Obama outreach




Threat of Trump-Kim clash overshadows conciliatory speech  (Communist North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un)


Trump spotlights N. Korea nuclear program, chides China in tweets


‘It Won’t Happen,’ Donald Trump Says of North Korean Missile Test




Almost 6% of Congress now Jewish — 28 Democrats and 2 Republicans


Celebrities Beg Congress To 'Vigorously Oppose' Donald Trump Once He's President


Obamacare Repeal Must Be on Day One: Congress Has No Excuses


Republicans to kick off congressional session with resolutions ripping U.N. anti-Israel vote


Obamacare unlikely to die a swift death, despite GOP rhetoric




Constitutional convention advocates look to capitalize on Republican gains




Why Corporations Are Helping Donald Trump Lie About Jobs




Big Legal Win for Climate Scientist


Liberal Panic! Trump Could Flip Far-Left Ninth Circuit Court


Ruling against Minn. sex offender program reversed


Dylann Roof ruled competent to represent himself during sentencing


Massive Orange County coastal development goes before California Supreme Court


Pharmacist heads to trial over fatal meningitis outbreak





2016 Marks Chicago's Deadliest Year Since 1996


Investigation after Philly officer pummels teen on video


Cops: Texas deputy shoots gunman who fired shot in ER


2 carjacking suspects killed crashing into synagogue


Hollywood sign could get extra security after New Year's Day 'Hollyweed' prank


Thieves steal $6M in jewels while ball drops on New Year’s Eve


Round-the-clock federal manhunt underway for escaped inmate and former Army reservist who 'stole 16 guns' while on bail for child rape


Andrew Cuomo praises getaway driver in deadly Brinks armed car robbery as community-minded  (Governor of New York Andrew M Cuomo (D)


Pictured: Unarmed high school biology teacher who was shot dead by a police officer at a Minnesota motel after 'drunkenly throwing things in the lobby'





Temporary Outage Strikes Airport Customs System, Sparking...


Mayhem at airports as immigration system inexplicably crashes - causing huge lines and hours of disruption on one of the busiest travel days of the year, but officials dismiss suggestion of hacking




Gorka on Russia Hacking Fake News: Even the Backtracking Is ‘Embarrassing’


Adviser contradicts Trump: Russians hacked the US


Russian government hackers do not appear to have targeted Vermont utility, say people close to investigation


More cases of Russian cyberattacks come to light


Conway defends Trump on hacking remarks




Clintons to attend Trump inauguration


The sins of the gods


Badge of Honor: I Win Crooks and Liars ‘Worst Pundit Ever’ Award  (The Democrat Party’s perpetual sore spot.)


Former Ala. Gov. Brewer dies





NAACP protests Trump's US Attorney General pick with sit-in


Victoria Toensing: Jeff Sessions, Trump's pick for attorney general, is a good and decent man




Quake swarm near the Calif.-Mexico border gets scientists' attention




Tech, telecom boost Wall St. as new year begins


Stocks kick off 2017 on positive note but close off highs as oil skids


Asian Stocks Higher After Upbeat Chinese Factory Data


Asia stocks edge up in positive start to 2017, dollar resumes climb


Dollar Retreats From New Year Rally; Oil Advances: Markets Wrap


Ruben Diaz cost the Bronx 1,200 jobs — and it shouldn’t ‘feel good’  (The Bronx is now entering its eighth year since Borough President Ruben Diaz killed plans for a mall at the Kingsbridge Armory that would have brought 1,200 new jobs. And...)


Creating jobs and upgrading infrastructure


One couple concludes that buying a home is riskier than renting


U.S. manufacturing, construction sectors shine as year ended


Dollar trades around 14-year highs after strong data


A Stronger Economy Will Also Destroy Jobs, but It’s Necessary


Treasury yields lose ground as oil starts 2017 with a whimper


Conservative Groups Warn of Obama’s ‘Midnight Litigation’ Against US Business


Gold prices settle at a nearly 3-week high




Drexel, Twitter and Academic Freedom


Norwich University’s CAIR Cadet, Sana Hamze  (Aspiring Naval Officer; attends/participates in events run by designated terror groups.)


Let's Banish the Phrase 'Creative Writing'


American University removes statue of FBI agents’ killer amid criticism


Should Colleges March in Trump Inaugural?


Scalpel or spatula? Medical students have new required cooking course


State Shortfalls and Foreign Students


Oregon: Professor in Blackface  Violated Anti-Harassment Policy




Protests Against Egypt’s Plan to Return Two Islands to Saudi Arabia


Egyptian judge embroiled in corruption scandal hangs himself




The disgrace of the ‘Russia hacked the election’ narrative




Lessons From 2012 and 2016, And The Key To 2020  (What Romney can learn from Trump.)




Oil ends at 2-week low; natural-gas prices sink nearly 11%


Energy Prices




Enough with Defending Europe  (Why are Russian President Vladimir V Putin's machinations and gambits in Europe a US concern? )





Upbeat China, U.S. data propel European stocks to 1-year high


Poland Isn’t a Democracy and It Never Was


EU Creating ‘Fake News’ Watchdogs for Upcoming Elections


Poland: Riots erupt after Muslim migrants stab local to death


Empty Heads of State  (In this time of crisis, some European leaders are braver than others.)


Catholic priest accused of organising orgies in rectory and pimping out 15 women (Italian 48-year-old allegedly hid pornographic home videos in covers bearing the names of popes.)




The Limits of Trump's Transactional Foreign Policy


Don't Get Mired in Failed States




Would a Fillon Presidency Overturn France's Russia Policy?


Paris could lure 20,000 finance workers from London as Brexit nears


…France Claims ‘No Incident’ After 1,000 Cars Torched


French presidential candidates kick off election campaigns


France Lets Workers Turn Off, Tune Out and Live Life




Revealed: 1,000-Man Mob Attack Police, Set Germany’s Oldest Church Alight on New Year’s Eve


Cologne Police Tweet “Warm Welcome” to Partiers – In Arabic


Merkel’s New Year’s Resolution: Open-door Migration  (German Chancellor Angela Merkel)


Take a virtual tour of Stuttgart's futuristic new train station


German inflation nears ECB target


German Inflation Highest in 3 Years on Fuel Prices


Bavaria must remain part of Germany, says top court


Germany plans security overhaul


Hurricane force storm brings flood threat to north Germany


Intel to take stake in German mapping firm HERE in automated driving push


New version of Hitler's "Mein Kampf" a German best-seller


These are the safest airlines in Germany


Berlin’s iconic Brandenburg Gate illuminated in colors of Turkish flag after Istanbul attack


Merkel Should Beware Bavarians, Not Populists




A cap-and-trade scheme in disguise




Chinese Information Warfare: The Panda That Eats, Shoots, and Leaves  (Communist Chinese hackers stole Google search engine secrets.)




G.O.P. Made Big Promises. Now They Have to Deliver.


Nixon’s Vietnam ‘Monkey Wrench’ Finally Proved Real




The flame still flickers in Greece




White House Expects More Guantanamo Transfers To Be Announced


Trump: No More Terrorist Releases From Guantanamo Bay




Obamacare Architect: Some Hope for 'Universal Coverage' in Replacement


Frank Luntz: Polls Show Most Want Obamacare Repealed, Replaced


After Obama, Some Health Reforms May Prove Lasting




Christmas Miracle: Mother and Baby Die During Childbirth and Then Come Back to Life


Bodybuilding supplement too easy for teens to buy, experts warn





Brian Dennehy: 'It's a Refreshing Change for Somebody in Work on a Movie That Is About Virtue'




Humiliation: Republicans Reverse Plans to Change House Ethics Panel


Paul Ryan easily wins reelection as speaker of the House (Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-Wisconsin)


Paul Ryan’s new reality: Second fiddle to Trump


House Dems to protest GOP move to punish sit-ins


Paul Ryan: ‘When the Votes Are Counted and the People Have Spoken, We All Accept the Verdict’


Trump criticizes Republicans' move to gut ethics panel


Why Democrats called House GOP's surprise move "crippling"


House Dem calls GOP action 'ridiculous'


Does Your Congressman Think Police Officers Are Pigs?


GOP sets Thursday vote to oppose UN's Israel resolution


Paul: Repeal, replace ObamaCare simultaneously (Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-Wisconsin)


Hill Democrats outline counterattack for ObamaCare repeal, prep for president's visit


House GOP Effectively Guts Congressional Ethics Watchdog




Trump Gathers Intel Key To Building The Wall, Reversing Obama's Immigration Orders


Sanctuary mayors plead for 11th -hour help from Obama




Surgical strikes proved India has the will to strike back: Army chief


People are dying because of an audacious cash policy that India says will modernize its economy


5.7 magnitude quake in Tripura; 1 dead, 4 injured


Karnataka minister Mahadev Prasad dies of heart attack


India’s Top Court Bars Campaigns Based on Identity Politics


PM to take up electoral reforms issue at all-party meet (Prime Minister Narendra Modi)


China blocks Tibetans from visiting India: Govt-in-exile sources


‘Mass molestation’ in Bangalore blamed on Indians ‘copying’ west


Expect China to support India on Masood Azhar ban in UN: Rajnath Singh


Parties can’t use religion, caste to win votes: Indian court




Indonesian Ferry Catches Fire on New Year's Day, Killing 23 People. Captain Arrested.


Jakarta governor candidate criticised for meeting Islamic hardliners




Iran plans to build aircraft carrier as part of naval upgrade




Iraq commander says forces reclaimed 60% of eastern Mosul


After ISIS, What's Next for Iraqi Christians?


Three killed in IS attack on Iraq police station


Streets of Baghdad literally running red with blood


Suicide Bombing in Baghdad Kills at Least 36




The New Axis of Evil (or Comedy): CAIR, JVP and the Huffington Post




Israeli-“Palestinian” Arab Conflict Briefing   (Tuesday, January 3, 2017)


Abbas ‘disappointed’ Netanyahu will skip Paris peace summit (“Palestinian” Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas/Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu)


Islamic guards try to boot guide for saying ‘Temple Mount’ on Temple Mount


Netanyahu admits receiving gifts, insists they were ‘trifles’


European Union Drone Spies on Jewish Towns, IDF Bases in Judea, Samaria   (Israel Defense Forces)


Russia to reportedly host Fatah-Hamas reconciliation talks


Top Israeli security think-tank redraws map for the Trump era


Palestinian group said to film West Bank (Judea and Samaria) settlement with drone


Exclusive: Huckabee Calls US Abstention at UNSC ‘Act of Hate Towards Israel’ By Obama Administration


Pakistani man indicted for spying on German-Israeli group for Iran


National Center Planned for Information on Gender Equality in Israel


SpaceX finds cause of explosion that destroyed Israeli satellite


NGO: Israeli military slow probing alleged troop violence


How Dangerous Is the Islamic State to Israel?


Report ignored by state could grant Darfur refugees legal status in Israel


Mike Huckabee: State for Palestinian Authority a ‘fantasy’


 Netanyahu expected to be questioned again this week


Justice Ministry reduces powers of of Deputy Attorney General


Israel erased in UN schools


Education Committee Debate on ‘Breaking the Silence’ in Schools Hits High Notes


Girl indicted for attempting to stab IDF soldier


HRW: Senior Israeli officials support 'shoot-to-kill' policy against Palestinians


Minister Haim Katz suspected of taking bribes


Weinrot: Netanyahu can relax


9-month-old baby drowns in tub


Israeli forces demolish homes, school in Bedouin village in the Jordan Valley


2 border police hit, injured by Palestinian bikers in West Bank (Judea and Samaria)


Happy Birthday! Israel News Talk Radio Celebrates Its First-Year Anniversary


Bennett hopes IDF soldier will be let off in manslaughter case (Israeli Education Minister and chairman of the Bayit Yehudi (Jewish Home) party Naftali Bennett)


Palestinian teenage girl indicted for 'attempted murder' of Israeli officer


Liberman calls Bennett’s annexation talk damaging   (Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman)


Thousands attend funeral of Israeli girl slain in Istanbul shooting


Pres. Rivlin to France: Without Negotiations, No ‘Solution’ Can Be Reached


Workers union calls one-day bus strike in Jerusalem


2 Palestinian motorcyclists severely injured in accident at Israeli army checkpoint


Despite PM’s ban, French Senate president visits Israel 11 days after UN vote


Female Arab Wannabe Stabber Indicted in Jerusalem Magistrate’s Court


Hasidic singer slurs Obama at Jerusalem concert


PA cartoon: Israel murders Santa Claus


Obama and Israel, strike and counter-strike


Israel Tries to Win Palestinian Hearts and Minds


The PLO’s zero-sum game  (The time has come for the Israeli government to make some bold moves.)


Netanyahu Is Questioned in Israeli Corruption Inquiry (Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu)


Ronald Lauder admitted buying Netanyahu gifts: report


Report: Kerry, Palestinians held 'secret meetings' (US Secretary of State John F Kerry)


Kerry's two-faced solution


Israeli settlements grew on Obama’s watch. They may be poised for a boom on Trump’s.




Soros Launches Plan to Bring Down US and Israel


Joyce Appleby, Historian of Capitalism and American Identity, Is Dead at 87




Rev. Graham: Media Miss 'Huge' Factor in Trump Win, 'The God Factor'


Memo To Big Media, NeverTrumpers and Leftists: This Is Why Trump Was Elected


Willie Horton: A Fake News Story That Refuses to Die  (Misrepresentations of Republicans and race go back a long way.)


Megyn Kelly Is Leaving Fox News for NBC


Wolf Blitzer Blames Indiana for Chicago Gun Crime


Tucker Carlson Blasts Holes In The 'WikiLeaks Rigged The Election For Trump' Argument


Mike Pence Just Spoke To Reporters For The First Time In 2017 -- Here's What He Had To Say


Dan Rather suddenly 'deeply disturbed' by lying (But ex-CBS anchor notoriously aired fake news about President Bush.)


Ex-CIA Chief Woolsey: Trump May Just Be 'Playing' Media with Hacking Remarks


The media’s hypocrisy and hyperventilating in the age of Trump


Trump complains about his photo on CNN book


Hannity to interview WikiLeaks founder in London




The Case for Trump's Middle East Strategy


Funerals across Middle East for Istanbul victims


US-Led Coalition Admits Killing at Least 188 Civilians In Syria & Iraq


Saudi Arabia terms Aleppo massacre a ‘war crime’


Arab coalition strikes kill Houthi chiefs in Yemen


UAE issues Turkey travel warning after deadly attack


16 Yemeni soldiers killed in clashes with rebels, Al-Qaeda


Saab, UAE sign radar support deal





Pentagon says it can protect US, allies from N. Korean missile threats


Soldier’s Wife Gives Birth to Quadruplets While Battling Cancer: “We Know God’s Got a Plan For Us”


Will Donald Trump Screw Up V.A. Privatization? Probably.


Defense Dept. Pick Made Case to Halt Torture in Iraq


Military weighs expanded use of cyber, space weapons against Islamic State


Marshall Plans, Not Martial Plans  (The lesson of Iraq and Syria for America is that economic aid beats military intervention.)


CVS no longer part of TRICARE pharmacy network


Trump mulls ‘public-private’ care for vets


Veterans of Foreign Wars struggling to strike balance between older, younger vets




Massachusetts feels the impact of having highest state minimum wage


What Donald Trump Doesn’t Get About the Minimum Wage


Leaving for Las Vegas: California's minimum wage law leaves businesses no choice




Myanmar video shows police beating Rohingya villagers




President Trump Should Give NATO to the Europeans


Terror's toll in Turkey could test NATO resolve




Christian Pastor Tries To Build Church In Muslim Area, Suddenly A Koran With His Name In It “Appears” In The Street, Now The Muslims Have Arrested The Pastor For “Disrespecting The Koran”


Pakistan's War: On the Frontline


Christmas message leads to death threats in Pakistan


‘Pakistan seeks strong ties with all neighbours’


Raheel Sharif in Saudi Arab  (Pakistani Army Chief General Raheel Sharif)


Polio Campaign Begins In Southwestern Pakistan




EpiPen price outrage could bring more changes under Donald Trump




Trump, Philippines’ Duterte seek connection as China looms (President Rodrigo Duterte)


Duterte seeks 'strategic shift' from US to China: envoy




U.S. Conservatives Outnumber Liberals by Narrowing Margin




Trump and the fine art of using the 'bully pulpit'


Pence expected to name Josh Pitcock as chief of staff


10 Things The Right Can Teach The Left About Accepting The Reality Of Trump


Trump: 'Obamacare just doesn't work'


The Administrative State Has Changed Our Culture. Trump Can Help Reverse Course.


Trump adds deputy chiefs of staff


Donald Trump: Making the World Safe for Dictators


Aidan’s America: A Memo to Donald Trump


Video Puts New Focus on Donald Trump’s Ties to Dubai Partner


WikiLeaks founder: Obama admin trying to ‘delegitimize' Trump 


Trump’s America is not the only ‘real’ America


Less than half of Americans - including just 1 in 7 Democrats - think President Trump can stay scandal-free 


Gallup: Dems won't give Trump benefit of doubt


Uproar at historically black college after marching band agrees to perform at Donald Trump's inaugural parade


Inside Trump’s New Year’s Eve with Sly and Fabio


Will Trump’s White House have computers?


Springsteen: Is Trump competent enough to be president?


Trump and Conway’s transition of contradictions


Americans less confident in Trump than in Obama, Bush


Rebecca Ferguson 'accepts' invitation to sing at Trump's inauguration... if she can perform track protesting racism




Moscow Seeks Naval Drills as Russian Warships Visit Manila


Russian Army Publishes Pictures of Aleppo Ruins


Assange: Russian government not the source of WikiLeaks emails


Sudden Drop in Moscow Temperatures Will See Mercury Break Minus 30 — Meteorologists


Right-wing militia trains Russians to fight the next war — with or without Putin     (Russian President Vladimir V Putin)


Russia’s Admiral Makarov frigate to continue trials in 2017


Putin refuses to expel US diplomats from Russia. 'This is kitchen diplomacy'


Confusing Putin with the old Soviet threat


The Russian Democratic Opposition Has Become Completely Helpless


Russia prepares anti-American measures to respond to new sanctions


Russian FM Spokeswoman Zakharova Rails Against The U.S. Administration For Imposing New Sanctions: ‘Today America And The American People Were Disparaged By Their Own President’


Dollar exchange rate down 30 kopecks to 60.97 rubles in Moscow


Putin At The Annual News Conference: 'The Most Important Thing Is The Information That The Hackers Revealed To The Public. Did They Compile Or Manipulate The Data? No, They Did Not'


Russia won't be leaving Baikonur anytime soon


As ‘storm clouds’ gather, everyday Russians get ready


World media react to Russian Embassy 'lame duck' meme


Le Pen Says Crimean Annexation Legal (While Also Looking for Russian Cash)


January in Moscow becomes nearly five degrees warmer in past 136 years

Russia to double number of space launches in 2017





Gun rights groups embrace Republican power to advance agenda





Senate push for new Russia hacking probe fizzles


Tom Cotton's Immigration Restrictions Are Delusional and Counterproductive (US Senator of Arkansas Tom Cotton (R)


Schumer regime promises a sharp break from Reid (US Senator of New York Charles Schumer (D)


Rand Paul: Obamacare Must Be Repealed AND Replaced At The Same Time (US Senator of Kentucky Rand Paul (R)


Tillerson to face off with McCain this week (US Senator of Arizona John McCain (R)


Senate to vote on Obamacare repeal budget next week


Sen. Graham on GOP move to gut ethics panel: 'dumbest fricking thing' (US Senator of South Carolina Lindsey Graham (R)


Sen. Tom Cotton: Sanctions Against Russia ‘Not Enough’


Report: Dems target eight Trump nominees in bid to delay process, get picks to disclose more info




Singapore's Economy Expands More Than Economists Estimated




Facebook blocks photo of Neptune statue for being 'explicitly sexual'




Exclusive AFDI video: Columbia students support female genital mutilation


At Least 100 Homes Burned as Fire Erupts in Valparaiso, Chile




Court battle for Park’s impeachment begins  (President Park Geun-hye)


South Korea’s foreign ministry praises Trump’s response to North Korea’s nuclear threat


Populations Shrinkage Means More Empty Homes


S. Korean Pres. Refuses to Testify in Impeachment Trial


Korea’s growth not translating to job creation


Bird flu under control after culling 30 MILLION chickens, ducks


2016 Was Warmest Year on Record


Up to 70% fine dust comes from China: study


Porsche, BMW, Nissan admit to fabricating emissions documents


As Scandal Roils South Korea, Fingers Point to Mixing of Politics and Business


Denmark Asked to Speed up Extradition of Choi Soon-sil's Daughter


Spiking divorce rate changes law, marriage style




Humanity’s race to conquer Mars




The Unravelling of College Football Starts With All These Empty Stadiums


USC Coach on Comeback Rose Bowl win: ‘Glory to God’


Bengals’ "Pacman" Jones arrested in downtown Cincinnati


USC's last-second field goal stuns Penn State, 52-49, in Rose Bowl game for the ages


Stars of Steroids Era Are Still Alive in Hall of Fame Quest


Rams, looking for a new coach, seek to interview at least eight candidates


NHL Scoreboard


NBA Scoreboard


College Football Bowl Scoreboard





State Lawmakers Seek to Stop New York City From Destroying ID Records


California ‘progressives’ pass law said to legalize child prostitution


Caught on video: 2-year-old boy pushes dresser off twin brother stuck underneath


Cleanup Begins in Wake of Severe Storms That Kill 5 in South


At Least 4 Dead in Alabama Tornado


California passed 900 new laws in 2016. More does not always equal better


4 Dead from Suspected Pesticide Poisoning at Texas Home


Why Cuomo is ditching his State of the State address  (Governor of New York Andrew M Cuomo (D)


Gov. Cuomo Commutes Sentence of Radical Leftist Terrorist Judith Clark




US State Dept: North Korea cannot 'tip' missile with nuclear warhead


Congress to Freeze State Department Funds Until U.S. Embassy Moves to Jerusalem





Supreme Court examines death penalty for the disabled


Liberals Are Begging Obama To Ram Garland Through This One-Minute Window On Tuesday


Obama unlikely to appoint Garland to SCOTUS – but it's not impossible


Inside Trump’s strategy to remodel the Supreme Court




Syrian rebels freeze peace talks amid truce abuses


The Significance, Ramifications, And Messages Of Hizbullah's Show Of Military Force In Al-Qusayr, Syria


Syria Rebels freeze peace talks after Assad abuses ceasefire  (Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad)


Ex-Qaeda affiliate leaders among 25 dead in Syria strike


Turkey and Russia to set up checkpoints in Syria for monitoring ceasefire





China Considering Strong Measures to Contain Taiwan Sources Say


Labor laws to increase living costs


Taiwan sees proliferation of small schools as birth rate falls


Japan-Taiwan exchange unveiled


Taiwan won’t cave to Beijing threats says president


Taiwan declares war on fake news from China


Is it too risky for Trump and Taiwanese President Tsai to meet   (President Tsai Ing-wen)


Norovirus outbreak expected during Lunar New Year: CDC


China-Taiwan diplomatic battle shifts to Latin America


Pupil with lighter forces mass evacuation of school


Air Force could take charge of missile system MND


Trump seems to rule out meeting with Taiwan president




Biz Manager on Philly Soda Tax: ‘It’s Kind Of a Lose-Lose’




How can the US regain its mojo on R&D?





Warnings from the Terrorists Themselves





 How the US Could Win a Trade War With China


Trump expected to pick Robert Lighthizer as U.S. trade representative




The National Geographic Transgender Cover Champions Child Abuse And Junk Science





Video of smirking Turkey club shooter emerges


Ominous Start To The New Year In Turkey


Turkey lira crashes to historic low


Renowned Turkish designer attacked on apron, arrested


Two foreign nationals detained at Istanbul airport over nightclub attack


Federation launches legal proceedings against Muslim televangelist who said ‘playing chess sinful than gambling’


Suspected Perpetrator in Istanbul Nightclub Attack May Have Trained in Syria


Istanbul attack a turning point in Turkey’s anti-ISIL fight


Turks blame Jews for jihad assassination of Russian ambassador


Istanbul nightclub attacker arrived in Turkey from Syria


After Istanbul attack, Pope prays for those who fight ‘bloody stain’ of terrorism


Istanbul nightclubs and coffee shops struggle after Reina terror attack


We hid in Reina for an hour amid terror attack: Nightclub DJ


Turkish PM calls on Trump to end ‘shameful’ Obama policy on PYD


Turkey to extend state of emergency for another three months


Turkey’s exports decreased to $142.6 bln in 2016


Istanbul attack targets Turkey’s internal peace and foreign policy: Gov’t spokesperson


Turkey’s inflation rate rises more than expected after hikes in tobacco, alcohol prices


Turkish PM calls on citizens to be cautious on social media


Trade, visa limits imposed on Turkey by Russia still in effect: Zeybekci


Turkish PM to visit Baghdad, Arbil





FTSE 100 extends march into record territory


Freight train connecting China with London will run 12,000 kilometres through seven countries


Brexit chaos as Britain's EU envoy resigns before formal talks begin


Sisters Who Were Born Six Weeks Prematurely Now Care for Premature Babies


Brits Fear Civil War, Riots if Brexit Not Delivered


 Exclusive: UK will create 400,000 new jobs if it quits the customs union after Brexit - according to analysis of EU's own figures


Poll shows majority of Scots oppose indyref2 vote in 2017


Algerian terror suspect linked to Osama Bin Laden wins 21-year legal battle with Home Office to stay in UK


Titanic doomed by ice -- and fire?


MoD says 2017 'Year of the Navy' as new carrier prepares for sea trials


Ex-SNP leader urges Nicola Sturgeon to shelve indyref2 plans  (Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon)


Pakistan cash transfers defended as MP says aid programme amounts to 'exporting the dole'


Teenager charged with murdering ex-footballer Shaun Woodburn


Labour on course to get fewer than 200 seats at next election, Fabians say, warning it has 'almost no chance of majority'


Children have half their daily recommended sugar before school 


Man shot dead by police on M62 motorway near Huddersfield in 'pre-planned' operation 


Theresa May promises thousands of new homes for young first-time buyers


Care homes should house students to stop 'age apartheid' between old and young





Top CFR Globalist Warns UN Will Get “Hammered” by Trump


U.N. staff in hot water for dancing with Colombian rebels


Now to defund wasteful global institutions  (A positive side effect of President Obama's duplicity with the anti-Israeli United Nations vote was the attention it brought to what the UN is actually doing and how it is wasting taxpayer dollars and undermining liberty.)




Caught on tape: Photojournalist rescues driver trapped in fiery crash


The terrifying power of mega tsunamis: How an unlikely wave could wipe out the ENTIRE east coast of the US




Report: Pope Francis ordered Cardinal Müller to dismiss three priests from doctrinal office


Pope appoints Protestant to lead new edition of Vatican newspaper in Argentina


McDonald's Opens New Restaurant in Building Owned by Vatican




How Obama will end up helping President Trump


Obama: ‘We’ve Made Extraordinary Progress As A Country These Past Eight Years’


Spiteful Obama Lashes Out at Netanyahu and Putin (and Trump) But Hits America Too


Obama's Selfless Farewell: ‘For Me, It’s Always Been About You’


Obama — a failure on his own terms


Cliven Bundy’s friends, family protest Obama national monument designation


Leaked audio: Obama wanted ISIS to grow


Top adviser claims President Obama 'hasn't had a scandal' - to ridicule from critics who point to 'rap sheet as long as my arm'


Squeaky clean, huh? Obama forgot about these 25 scandals


The Obama years stumble to a cheesy climax


'It's organized chaos!': White House staff reveal preparations for inauguration moving day - when they'll have just SIX HOURS to move out the Obamas and move in the Trumps


TV reporter gets schooled  on 'fraudulent' Obama birth certificate


Obama ‘Farewell Address’ is anything but goodbye


Only two weeks to go: Downbeat-looking Sasha and Malia return from Hawaii with their parents after last vacation on Air Force One




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