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Wednesday, January 4, 2017






In Today’s Issue: 




House Investigation: Planned Parenthood’s Aborted Baby Sales So Disturbing It Must be Defunded


Abortion Clinic Tries to Get City to Stop Pro-life Pregnancy Center From Opening Next Door (North Carolina)


Senate Introduces Budget Resolution That’s the First Step to Defunding Planned Parenthood


Va. Gov. Terry McAuliffe vows to veto 20-week abortion ban bill


Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe Promises to Veto Late-Term Abortion Ban to Protect the State’s “Image”


So, abortion doesn't harm women's mental health? The stats disagree


911 Transcripts Reveal Planned Parenthood Clinic Trying to Cover Up Botched Abortions


Planned Parenthood CEO: ‘Start your 2017 off on the right foot’ by booking appointment at abortion center


Texas abortion provider says fetal tissue burial rule is 'offensive'


Baby burial decision expected Jan. 6   (Texas abortion centers can continue disposing of aborted baby body parts in sewer systems and landfills for now, due to a federal judge's ruling.)


Doctors Said Boy With 6 Heart Defects Should Be Aborted; 2 Years Later, He’s Still Going Strong


Ohio lawmakers won’t override veto of pro-life bill banning abortions after heartbeat. Pro-lifers dismayed.


Remini Series: Scientology’s Horrors Include Imprisonment And Forced Abortion


Obama Gives a Parting Gift to the Planned Parenthood Abortion Business


Schools, abortion, death penalty top Kansas court's docket


Texas Abortion Clinics Say It’s “Offensive” to Bury Aborted Babies Instead of Selling Them for Parts


Breaking: Congressional panel publishes final report on Planned Parenthood body parts scandal


Finley’s parents are grateful abortion pill reversal saved their little girl


ACLU and Planned Parenthood Use Lawsuits to Topple Any Pro-Life Laws in Alaska


North Idaho Group Push Anti-abortion Proposal


Pro-lifer arrested for ‘domestic terrorism’ outside Planned Parenthood, but never left sidewalk


Abortion ban after 20 weeks of pregnancy put on fast track in Kentucky Senate


Pro-aborts tout one big victory in 2016 but admit many legislative setbacks


These abortion ads in South Africa are sad. But what they reveal is even sadder.


Judge Blocks Obamacare’s Abortion, Sex Change Mandates


On the Front Lines of El Salvador’s Underground Abortion Economy


Rugby Star’s Wife Has Abortion Just to Avoid the “Trauma” of Another Miscarriage  (Australia)




Shias protested in Afghanistan against IS


Afghanistan struggles to absorb wave of returnees from Pakistan




Original name of Jewish neighborhood restored by Morocco’s


Two Moroccan peacekeepers killed in C. Africa convoy attack


Car bomb wounds four U.N. guards in Somalia's capital


Libyan jet launches deadly strike on rival


Pact Would Force Out Joseph Kabila From Congo. If, of Course, He Agrees.




American Airlines Jet Has 3rd  Fume Incident in 3 Months




Report on Arctic sea ice unleashes shock waves ('All of the official fake news agencies have been claiming' it's getting thinner.)




Europe Is Self-Correcting – Asia Needs Our Attention  (What happened to our pivot to the Asia-Pacific region?)




Banks keep ASX in the black, just


Australian dollar jumps on US Fed minutes


Mosquito-borne virus strikes down hundreds


Australia: Eight Muslims attack woman, her husband fights them off





Why Trump Tariffs on Mexican Cars Probably Won’t Stop Job Flight


U.S. December auto sales on pace for record high, led by GM


Donald Trump's Cronyism and Authoritarianism on Full Display in Twitter Attack on G.M.


Is Ford's Move A Cave-In To Trump Protectionist Talk, Or A Savvy Bet On Future?


Ford, Criticized by Trump, Cancels Mexico Plant


Ford ditches Mexico plan — and Trump wins again





MyPillow downgraded by biz bureau for misleading customers




TSX, loonie gain as commodity prices rise; Wall St. advances


Most actively traded companies on the TSX


Canadian fighting ISIS in Syria has been killed


Stunning images of snowy owl caught by Montreal traffic camera


China scrutiny of money movers could slow Canada home sales


Four people shot dead inside rural Nova Scotia home


Ontario’s plan: destroy jobs, save the planet


Veteran, his wife, child and mother found dead in apparent murder-suicide


Antidepressants may be doubling risk of Alzheimer’s and other dementias, study suggests


Effectiveness of morning-sickness drug Diclectin questioned


‘Canada has no closer friend:’ Trudeau counters trade tensions in new video to U.S. lawmakers (Canadian Prime Minister Prime Minister Justin Trudeau)


'High risk of bias': Doctor raises doubts over study into morning-sickness drug


Fewer First Nations disclosed financial data after PM suspended key accountability measure


The coldest days of winter so far are coming to Toronto this week


The unbearable whiteness of Joseph Boyden’s aboriginal identity controversy




Obama, Pence huddle with Hill allies as ObamaCare repeal fight begins


Donald Trump looms over ceremonial day on Capitol Hill




Census Bureau: U.S. Will Add One New Resident Every 17 Seconds in 2017


United Van Lines: Americans are renting moving vans and heading west




Gun violence research a low priority for federal funding





Why is Trump siding with Assange over the CIA?


CIA chief: 'Wait and see' report before doubting Russian hacking (Director of the Central Intelligence Agency John Brennan)




Study: Christians Were The Most Persecuted Religious Group in 2016




Enough of the tweets, China's state media tells Donald Trump


China: The New Imperial Japan?


China starts the new year smothered in smog


Fire at China nursing home kills seven: Xinhua


China frees up salt, ends world’s oldest monopoly


China steps in to support yuan again as Trump inauguration nears


Party secretary and city mayor shot by official in Sichuan


Smog-hit Beijing slapped with top 'fog' alert for second day


In China, taxis are turning into mini 7-Elevens


China plans to spend $115 billion on railways in 2017: Xinhua


 China Joins the Fight to Save Elephants


Time-Lapse Video Shows Beijing Swamped by a Tide of Smog


Halting China’s free ride  (President-elect Donald Trump ran an election campaign that challenged American diplomacy’s long-standing principles and shibboleths. Since his election triumph, Mr Trump is already rewriting the rules of the Presidency and signaling that his foreign policy approach will be unconventional.)


As Trump and North Korea's Kim spar, China poses as the responsible actor




Welcoming Castro's Spies  (How Obama is exposing US defense information to the world's worst intelligence traffickers.)




Kim Jong-un's New Year Speech Doesn't Mean Anything  (Communist North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un)





Congress prepares for Obamacare message war


A New Congress Is Sworn In, but With Many Old Faces


Pomp of First Day for New Congress Gives Way to Chaos


Congress tries to kill Obama's newest moves in single shot




Robert Spencer on the War on the First Amendment  (The ground we've lost during the Obama years -- and the dangerous consequences for national security.)


Is Trump’s Tariff Plan Constitutional?




Equifax, TransUnion fined for selling consumers credit scores not used by most lenders




Landmark Federal Court Ruling Opens The Way For Explosion Of Constructing Mega-Mosques Across America


Charleston shooter Dylann Roof to jury: ‘Nothing wrong with me psychologically’


Coca-Cola Accused of Tobacco-Like Deception in Lawsuit


Trump’s ‘Historic’ Opportunity to Reshape the Federal Courts


Pa. high school football players settle "No Gay Thursday" hazing case


U.S. judge delays sentencing of VW employee aiding in emission probe


Dylann Roof is a loser


South Carolina church shooter Dylann Roof poised to represent himself at sentencing hearing Wednesday




Man confesses to shooting semen at shoppers: Cops


Dramatic gunfight in Walmart caught on video


Parents accused of letting boy die rather than bring him to doctors


Police detain 6 after sexual assault caught on security camera


Man charged with using bodybuilding weight to kill friend


TV host arrested over alleged ties to child prostitution ring


Pictured: Altar boy, 15, who fatally shot a classmate in her bedroom after a New Year's party and then turned the gun on himself


New-elected W.Va. sheriff charged with stealing meth from evidence room


Video shows male officer slam female high school student to ground (North Carolina)


28 People Shot, 3 Killed in Chicago on Jan. 1


Dad to press charges after teen daughter uses his credit card               


Rock Hill mother accused of exposing herself in front of her 4 children at barber shop (South Carolina)


Dad admits choking daughter for posting nude Snapchat photos


Body Found in Icy Pond May Be Missing 6-Year-Old


Drop in Gang Violence Drove New York City Shootings Below 1,000 in 2016


The bloody lesson of Chicago’s 762 murders




Trump Cites Julian Assange in Denial of Russian Hacking


Trump Is Right about the Russian Hacking Case


Is Julian Assange Telling the Truth about the WikiLeaks Hack?


Assange: 'Stupid maneuver' for Dems to dwell on Russian hacking




Texas sues feds over blockage of execution drugs





Democratic Party builds a war room to battle Trump




Women’s Issues in the Trump Era  (For decades, the Democrats have supported policies that harm women while pretending to be the party of “Women’s issues.”  That is about to change.)


L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti rolls out 'bill of rights' plan to improve service for DWP customers


De Blasio’s strange ‘progressive’ bedfellows  (Mayor of New York City Bill de Blasio)




DHS chief warns against using DREAMers' info for deportation




1,140 Lawyers Pen Letter Opposing Sessions' Nomination  (US Attorney General nominee Jeff Sessions)


A media noose for Jeff Sessions


Jeff Sessions says he handled these civil rights cases. He barely touched them.





Stock market ends near records, powered by auto sales


Wall Street keep gains after release of Fed minutes


Dollar retreats from 14-year high after FOMC minutes


U.S. Stocks Rise, Bonds Erase Drop on Fed Minutes: Markets Wrap


Treasury yields finish flat after Fed minutes


Japanese Stocks Lead Asian Equity Gains, Oil Rises: Markets Wrap


Strong dollar lifts Japan shares, crimps commodities


Anthony B. Atkinson, Economist Who Pioneered Study of Inequality, Dies at 72


Financial perils in 2017


Emerging-Market Stocks Rise on China Data as Currencies Decline


Trump’s agenda would boost his bottom line


U.S. Job Creation Index Ends 2016 on High Note


‘Perfect storm’ could lead to historic bursting of bond bubble, warns Harvard academic




Free Tuition Idea Revived (New York's governor wants to make public higher education free for most students, setting off new debate on the concept.)


Cuomo, Bernie Sanders propose free tuition at N.Y. public colleges (Governor of New York Andrew M Cuomo (D)/ US Senator of Vermont Bernie Sanders (I-Socialist)


Boycott Battle Ahead (Members of the Modern Language Association’s Delegate Assembly are set to debate a resolution to endorse the boycott of Israeli universities.)


Cuomo’s free-tuition plan misses the real need


Molly Broad to Retire as ACE President  (Under its first woman president, higher education’s chief lobbying group fought Obama ratings plan and embraced “innovation” agenda.)


Black parents take their kids to school on how to deal with police


Unintended Consequences  (Months into the first year of an early FAFSA campaign, some campus financial aid offices are forced to sort out discrepancies arising from switch to prior-prior year income data.)


Former students fight for a stake in ITT Educational Services bankruptcy


Guiding Those Who Guide Students  (New book dives deep into the profession of academic advising, offering direction on how advisers can best counsel students.)


A rotten Queens principal may finally be gone — for good


Make Government Schools Compete or Die


Shocker: Oakland Public Schools Are Already Broke Again After 2003 Bailout




Video captures horrific murder of Egyptian Christian




Hillary Clinton’s New York Hometown Is Still Despondent Over Her Loss


Stein Final Recount Costs Below Estimates; Will Receive $2 Million Refund


Wikileaks' Assange: 'A 14-year-old kid could have hacked Podesta' emails


The Russian Election Hacking Case Is Getting Murkier





Blue-state lawmakers want to keep Trump off 2020 ballot unless he releases tax returns




Oil rebounds on hope of shrinkage in U.S., international supplies


Energy Prices


Gasoline prices may hit 3-year high in 2017 as cheap-gas era ends


Gov. Brown (D) Appoints Radical Enviro Justice Activists to Public Utilities Commission  (The ideologues trying to destroy California's energy sector.)





EPA Asks Employees If They’re Straight, Gay, or ‘Something Else’




Ukrainian servicemen open fire on DPR’s positions over 1,200 times - spokesman


Lock and load: Europeans pack heat as Muslim violence surges





Drugmakers, retailers yank European stocks from 1-year high


Sweden video: Muslims fire rockets at crowds and police on New Year’s Eve in Malmo


Most imams in France and Belgium forbid Christmas/holiday greetings


European Parliament President Martin Schultz to Receive 2016 Medal of Tolerance


Italian Inmates Sip, Smell and Taste Their Way to Rehabilitation


Swedish queen says royal palace is haunted by 'friendly ghosts'




Twitter troll takes on Wendy's and gets owned




2016 Smashed Previous Gun Sales Record





Federal Debt Climbs $1,054,647,941,626.91 in 2016





Interest rate hikes might come at faster pace, Fed minutes show


Fed policymakers agree Trump fiscal boost poses inflation risk




3 bank fees that can sneak up on you --- and how to avoid them




FDA probes dangers of exploding e-cigarettes




French Far-Right Presidential Contender Says Crimean Annexation Legitimate 




Merkel Anticipates Frosty Relations with U.S. (German Chancellor Angela Merkel)


Germany Arrests Man Who Dined With Market Attacker


German state leaders rip into Berlin's plan to centralize security powers


1,000 Muslims screaming “Allahu akbar” set fire to Germany’s oldest church on New Year’s Eve


Violent storm brings floods to north, snow to south Germany


Amid Terror Fight, Germany Broaches a Postwar Taboo


Reverse culture shock: the troubles of leaving Germany for home


Call to Centralize Security in Germany Broaches a Postwar Taboo


Suspected Isis scout for Berlin attack sites goes on trial


Hot Hitler! Who's really buying 'Mein Kampf' will shock you


Police raid potential 'contacts' of Christmas market attacker


German ISIS Member Who Denied Killing Is Charged in Murders


Truck used in Berlin Christmas market attack could go to museum


Germany to sue Facebook over racist postings


German State Wants to Block Deportation If Migrants Are Victims of ‘Right Wing’ Crime




New Report Exposes Rockefeller Dynasty's Role in “Climate” Scam





Revenge porn victim to Google: Make me disappear




Intramural GOP Strife Over Russia? Not So Fast . . .

Pennsylvania GOP chair departs




Mike Pence Says Obamacare Will be Repealed: “We’re Going to be in the Promise-Keeping Business”


American Medical Association makes plea to GOP on Obamacare


The Health Data Conundrum


Pence, Obama spar on viability of keeping health care law




Harvard Experts: When a cough just won't go away


How did Texan father get professional-grade pesticide which accidentally killed his four children? Police probe after mouse pellets poison family of ten


Zika largely spares U.S. as virus wreaks havoc worldwide


Doctor tries to perform tracheotomy with dinner knife on choking diner





5 Amazing Things The Hero of ‘Hacksaw Ridge’ Did That Aren’t In the Movie




'Ellen' disinvites famous gospel singer after anti-'gay' sermon




Trump ally wants to remove ‘two states’ from bill condemning UN  (US Representative of Iowa Steve King (R)


Ryan: Trump will 'be better informed' after Russia briefing  (Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-Wisconsin)


11 Freshmen Congressmen to Watch in 2017


Pelosi: ‘You want grandma living in the guest room? repeal ObamaCare.’ (House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-California)


Inside the House GOP ethics debacle


Paul Ryan gives congressman's son a stern telling off as he DABS during his father's swearing-in photo... and gets the teen grounded (Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-Wisconsin)


GOP blunder on ethics office should start proper debate


Norton (D-DC) presses Speaker Ryan for full voting rights in House (Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-Wisconsin)


House GOP Gives Staff Broader New Powers to Grill Witnesses


Ryan easily wins speakership, calls unified control ‘once in a lifetime opportunity’ for GOP


Diane Black named interim House Budget chair


A day of chaos at the Capitol as House GOP backs down on ethics changes


As Trump Joins Outcry, House Cancels Gutting of Ethics Office


A tweet from Trump brings unruly House caucus to heel


House Fires at Ethics and Shoots Self


The House ethics office needs changes, but not the ones Republicans proposed


Watchdogs fret House ethics office may yet be defanged


Rep. Hudson Introduces National Concealed Carry Reciprocity Bill


House conservatives to roll out Obamacare replacement




Shut Down America’s Refugee Programs Before They Turn Us Into Germany


President Trump’s Immigration Challenge  (To undo Obama’s catastrophic damage.)




66 weapons, 7000 rounds looted in Kashmir post Burhan Wani's death


Bangalore police chief casts doubt on allegations of mass NYE assault


World Bank envoy to meet India, Pakistan officials over Indus water dispute


North Korea famine focus misses the starving children of India


China must hear voice of the world on terror: India on Masood Azhar issue


India Call Centers Find New Angle: Scamming Americans


Indian Official Blames Women’s Western Dress for Sexual Harassment


USA not going to tolerate dual role from India's neighbour: Trump team official




Indonesian defence minister plays down diplomatic rift 


Indonesian Military Says Cooperation With Australian Military Suspended




Montana neo-Nazi march still on, white supremacist website editor says




Arab opposition group claims pipeline bombings in Iran


IRGC Presents Its New 'Suicide Drone'




Iraqi forces press gains against Daesh in eastern Mosul


In battle for Mosul, everybody’s taking selfies — and some may be incriminating




Shocking ‘No Muslims’ sign seen in US store




Israeli-“Palestinian” Arab Conflict Briefing   (Wednesday, January 4, 2017)


Elor Azaria’s trial is over, but the tribulations have only just begun


Majority of Israelis support pardon for Azariya


Azaria pardon options seem unlikely


Netanyahu calls for soldier convicted of manslaughter to be pardoned (Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu)


Ex-defense minister: Politicians ‘cynically exploiting’ Hebron shooter verdict


For Peace in Palestine, Start from Scratch


Rivlin: Israelis should shun contact with Europe’s far-right (Israeli President Reuven Rivlin)


Israeli Soldier Guilty of Manslaughter in Shooting Palestinian Attacker


Lebanon president accuses Mossad of murder in Angola


Activist who filmed Hebron shooting 'fears for his life' after Israeli soldier convicted


Jerusalem murders shine light on postpartum depression sufferers


Palestinians threaten ‘bloodshed’ after Trump promises to move Israeli embassy


Security beefed up around judges who convicted soldier


Clashes break out as Israeli forces storm Shufat refugee camp, detain 25


Family of slain Palestinian attacker vows to take IDF soldier to Hague


John Kerry, Those “Illegal” Settlements, That “Two-State Solution” (Part II) (US Secretary of State John F Kerry )


Hebron soldier’s family blasts son’s ‘disgraceful’ conviction


Without Arab action, Kerry’s truths mean nothing


Month after awarding Kerry, Haim Saban repudiates him over Israel actions


Liberman: I don’t like Azaria verdict, but we must respect it  (Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman)


Fact-checking John Kerry's speech on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict


Palestinian UN worker sentenced to 7 months for aiding Hamas


Palestinian Foreign Ministry calls Elor Azarya conviction a 'show trial'


Israel lifts India travel warning, urges tourists to stay vigilant


Bibi’s Revenge at U.N. Risks Israel’s Bid for Security Council Seat  (Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu)


PA media shows Israelis killing Santa Claus


China to send Israel thousands of construction workers


Israeli court rejects appeal to release longest-serving Palestinian prisoner


PM Netanyahu Eulogizes IDF Major Hagai Ben Ari, z’l


How serious is animosity between Israel, Iran?


Transportation Minister Yisrael Katz: ‘Make Gush Etzion Part of Greater Jerusalem’


Haim Saban ‘Deeply Disturbed’ by US Abstention at UNSC, and Kerry’s ‘One-Sided Speech’


Terrorist family satisfied with Azaria conviction, fears light sentence


Levin: 'Can You Name One Israeli Who Straps Bombs on Their Children' To Blow Palestinians Up? You Can't!


Can Trump Overcome Obama's Israel Failure?


Israeli soldier convicted of manslaughter in Palestinian's death


The Azaria trial and the rift over orders to shoot


Israel's position


Obama Administration Set for One Last Strike at Israel  (A Paris “peace conference” and a Turtle Bay aftermath.)


Netanyahu May Be His Own Worst Enemy in Graft Case (Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu)


Far-right Israeli minister plans bill to annex one of biggest settlements





Japan PM to keep economy his 'highest priority' in 2017




Crazy liberals can stop worrying about raising kids in ‘Trump’s America’




Has legal pot impacted teens' view of drug's dangers?


Marijuana legalization supporters to hand out 4,200 joints at Trump inauguration




Report: Fox News Considering ‘Pro-Trump Conservative’ Woman to Fill Megyn Kelly’s Time-slot


Megyn Kelly’s big mistake


The Corporation for Public Broadcasting Is Hardly 'Public'


WSJ editor Gerard Baker defends 'lie' comments from 'Meet the Press' appearance


CNN mocked for using screengrabs from Fallout 4 in Russian hacking story


Gabriel Sherman: Megyn Kelly Left Fox Over Trump, Ailes and O'Reilly


The smile that says she's leaving: Beaming Megyn Kelly heads to the studio hours after announcing she's moving to NBC 'after Fox TURNED DOWN her last-minute $25M demand'


'We wish her the best': Rupert Murdoch hopes Megyn Kelly has 'tremendous success' after it's revealed she'll leave Fox on Friday


Why Megyn Kelly is leaving Fox News for NBC


'Refugee' named Mohamed sexually assaults disabled U.S. woman, media silent


Kelly’s Move to NBC Will Test Her, and the Networks


One Backlash Spawns Another for Oklahoma Paper That Backed Clinton


How Megyn Kelly’s move to NBC could change the cable news landscape




Betsy McCaughey: Deadly 'End-Of-Life' Myths




Connecting the Dots Between Mexican Border Corruption and Islam’s War on America


Remittances to Mexico jump by most in 10 years after Trump win


 Mexico Last endangered porpoises to be rounded up by US Navy-trained dolphins




Kuwaiti MP: “It is the Zionist entity that runs the world”


Michel Aoun’s visit marks a new era in KSA-Lebanon ties (Saudi Arabia)


Houthi militias ‘recruiting children’ in Yemen


99,000 Captagon pills seized at Saudi border




Barack Obama Just Had His Last Meeting With The Military. Here's What He Told Them About Donald Trump.


VA Hospitals’ ‘Improvement’ Doesn’t Tell Whole Story, Veterans Advocate Says


Five freshmen Congressmen (all with military backgrounds): Why we support Mattis for Defense Secretary


Defense Sequester Stands in Way of President Trump’s Shipbuilding Plan


Pentagon: Only 'a few hundred' Calif. National Guardsmen will be required to repay bonuses


Trump blasts defense contracting titans for overpriced weapons


Trump meets with former VA deputy for unfilled Cabinet post


Pentagon seeks to avert low-ball bids on development contracts




'The Rohingya Alan Kurdi': Will the world take notice now?


Myanmar Holds Officers After Video Purports to Show Police Beating Rohingya




Absurd, disgraceful NAACP stages sit-in at Jeff Sessions’s Alabama office


Guess what the NAACP thinks of Trump's AG pick


Police arrest NAACP members protesting in Sessions's office




Ticks That Carry Lyme Disease Found in Eastern US National Parks




Christian in Pakistan Jailed under Vindictive Blasphemy Charge, Sources Say


Pakistan shocked by case of alleged torture of 10-year-old girl


Nawaz Sharif and family changed their counsel in Panamagate case  (Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif)


Panama Papers leak: Pakistan Supreme Court to conduct daily hearings against Nawaz Sharif


Why aid Pakistan when it has nukes programme, ask furious UK Parliamentarians





Russia Offers Philippines, a Longtime U.S. Ally, Arms and Close Friendship


Russian warships dock in Philippines on goodwill visit, look forward to joint drills  


Suspected Rebels Storm Philippine Jail, 158 Inmates Escape


Rodrigo Duterte’s violent war on drugs strains U.S.-Philippines alliance (President Rodrigo Duterte)




The Last Daze of Conservative Democrats




Pa. man who died hiking in Switzerland faced U.S. child porn charges




5 Republicans Liberals May Learn to Love in the Trump Era


Trump taps private security director for White House job


Trump announces 11 more White House hires


John Stossel: Why I hope Trump will break many of his promises (and soon!)


Poll: Voters Want Trump to Focus on Jobs in Speech


Will black college band perform at Trump inauguration?


Inside Ivanka and Jared's $5.5 million, six bedroom new D.C. home - just two blocks away from the Obamas' post-presidency digs


Democracy and Mr. Trump


Is Trump successful in targeting companies?


Fake Poll News: Public Says Trump Can't Handle Being President


The Donald Should Wave Goodbye to The Sultan


Donald Trump says delayed intel briefing on Russian hacking ‘very strange’


Report: Trump's 'delayed' intelligence meeting was always scheduled for Friday


It started with a little online venting. Now the Women’s March could be the biggest inauguration demonstration.


Trump holding press conference next week


Trump derides intel briefing on 'so-called' Russian hacking


Trump opponents find an ally: Republican incompetence


The Snapchat Presidency of Donald Trump


Omarosa Manigault Set to Join Trump's White House


Donald Trump’s Disastrous Example


Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner have found their D.C. home


With Trump’s win, America sees a brighter future


Trump's first 100 days


GOPers fighting Trump’s agenda at their own risk




Official gives update on Charles Manson amid hospitalization reports


Charles Manson reportedly seriously ill, taken to hospital


Massive Manhunt Continues for Escaped Rhode Island Inmate




Russia Isn’t Our Friend, But That Doesn’t Make The Left’s Conspiracy Theories True


Does Putin like Donald Trump, why have the US sent special forces to the Russian border and will relations improve? (Russian President Vladimir V Putin)


Lithuania confirms presence of US special forces as a ‘deterrence against Russian aggression’


"Russia is not the Soviet Union, this is not the Cold War, and Moscow is not looking for world domination."


Rosneftegaz confirms deal on selling Rosneft’s 19.5% stake closed


Moscow Says U.S. Will Answer for Devastation in Syria, ‘Sooner or Later’  (AVIPP COMMENTARY: Russia bombs and destroys Syria and murders innocent Syrian citizens to keep the Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad in power and it is the US fault.)


US coalition spared ISIS oil production facilities in Syria – Russian MoD


Russian Man Greets the New Year With Automatic Gunfire From His Apartment Window


Soviet cosmonaut Igor Volk dies aged 79


Russian Central Bank Chief Nabiullina Named European Banker of the Year


Plane Crash Exposes Lack of Emergency Preparation at Russian Airport


Moscow braces for severe hoar frost after snowstorm


The Left's New Soviet Union  (If only leftists had been as incensed by the horrors of the Soviet Union as they now appear to be with Russian President Vladimir V Putin's Russia.)


Russian Ruble Ended 2016 As Second Best Emerging Market Performer


Vladimir Putin wages information war against U.S., allies (Russian President Vladimir V Putin)




Scientists have discovered a new organ in the human body


Is Economics a Hard Science?




Trump Names Jay Clayton, Quintessential Wall Street Lawyer and Goldman Sachs Advisor, to Head SEC


Trump Names Wall Street Lawyer as SEC Chairman


Exclusive: Wall Street lawyer Jay Clayton emerges as Trump’s top SEC choice




Are Republicans Preparing To SAVE Obamacare?


Dem Sen Who Skipped Obama Meeting Says 'I Just Think It's Absolutely Wrong'


Rand Paul warns Republicans not to repeal-and-delay Obamacare (US Senator of Kentucky Rand Paul (R)


Senate Democrats: We’re Going To Block Trump’s SCOTUS Nominees If They’re Not ‘Mainstream’ Candidates


McConnell, Schumer back resolution condemning U.N. over Israel vote (Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Kentucky)


Bernie Sanders Claims he has ‘Plan to Stop Trump’ (US Senator of Vermont Bernard Sanders (I-Socialist)


Schumer Flips, Now Says He'll Fight To Keep Supreme Court Seat Vacant


Schumer Backs Effort That Rejects the Anti-Israel UN Resolution  (Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-New York)


Schumer, McConnell trade shots ahead of SCOTUS showdown


Schumer Poised to Oppose Trump Supreme Court Nominees


Schumer: Dems Will Work With Trump Only 'If He Moves Completely In Our Direction'


Lindsey Graham: Trump citing Assange on hacking 'very disturbing'  (US Senator of South Carolina Lindsey Graham (R)


Top Senate Leaders Back Resolution Rejecting UN Israel Condemnations


Trump to GOP: Don't Let 'Schumer Clowns' Escape Obamacare Blame 


Schumer Unveils New Slogan for GOP’s Obamacare Repeal: Make America Sick Again


GOP shames Schumer for nominee-stall


Senate Republicans Introduce Obamacare Repeal Resolution


Schumer, favorite senator of Wall Street and K Street, takes over Senate Dems


Republicans deliver on 'Day One' promise, begin ObamaCare repeal on Hill


Republican unity thwarts Democrats’ plans to block Trump’s Cabinet nominees


If Republicans play winner-takes-all, everyone will lose


Another judicial dirty trick from Senate Republicans


Schumer: Trump 'really dumb' for attacking intelligence agencies




Is Mark Zuckerberg preparing to enter politics? Facebook CEO fuels rumours with 2017 challenge to tour every US state




Photographer captures incredible images of isolated Amazon tribe


A terrifying peace in Colombia: War is replaced by a series of killings




S. Korea vows US missile system as opposition lawmakers head to China


Seoul to set up special unit to remove N. Korea wartime leadership


Childbirth, housing price correlated: study


Preparing for the worst


Seoul aims to offset leadership vacuum, up NK pressure


Retaliation over THAAD


Seoul's low-key approach on defense cost stirs controversy




Fiji earthquake tsunami threat passes after 7.2-magnitude tremor





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Commuter Train Crashes in NYC; Over 100 Injured


Holder hired to help California fight Trump administration


Weather limits search for plane that vanished with 6 aboard


New lava viewing area opens in Hawaii, days after large lava delta collapse


It’s Still a Mad, Mad California


How Cuomo Turned Lenient Toward a 75-Year Sentence (Governor of New York Andrew M Cuomo (D)


Cuomo’s contemptible pardon for a terrorist


How red and blue states can avoid a nasty divorce




Exxon Mobil, Tillerson agree to cut all ties


Tillerson to Cede Control of $240 Million in Exxon as Trump Pick


What Rex Tillerson's Exxon Mobil track record tells us





Resistance Axis Opponents Enraged At Photos Of Qods Force Commander Qassem Soleimani In Aleppo: The Photos Are Proof Of Iranian Expansion In Syria, Are Reminiscent Of Nazi Generals Strolling Through Cities They Destroyed


Aleppo’s Survivors Have Nowhere to Go


Thousands return to freezing Aleppo to see ‘destruction beyond recognition’


Syrian cease-fire crumbles as government forces advance around Damascus 




260,000 Chiang Kai-shek papers to go public


Employers struggling with new act: poll


Taiwan objects to Vietnam deporting telecom fraud suspects to China


Textbook description of masturbation condemned




Why everyone's talking to Amazon's virtual assistant Alexa




9 Recent Terrorist Attacks on Nightclubs Around the World




Thai leaders say general election on track for this year




With Choice of Trade Negotiator, Trump Prepares to Confront Mexico and China


Pick for Trade Chief Indicates Trump Will Confront Partners




"Widespread misconduct" at Treasury nominee's bank?





Istanbul on Alert as Hunt for Gunman Reaches 4th  Day


Nobody should interfere with others’ lifestyle: Erdoğan (Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan)


One Turkish soldier killed in ISIL attack in northern Syria


Gunman identified in Istanbul nightclub attack, Turkish authorities say


Footage showing Ankara woman slipping and falling while kicking snowman goes viral


Russian officials due in Turkey to discuss Astana talks on Syria: Turkish minister


Turkish EU Minister to Muslim televangelist: I play and recommend chess


Turkey optimistic for ties with US during Trump era


Turkey ‘questions’ US use of İncirlik air base


Reina attacker identified, as 40 detained in probe


US warned Turkey of potential ISIL attack over Christmas, New Year: Gov’t sources


Turkish FM says ceasefire violations put Syria talks in jeopardy


Iraq’s Abadi takes anti-PKK stance before Yıldırım’s visit


President Erdoğan calls on Turks to ‘mobilize all means’ to revive economy


Turkish police tracing Russian envoy killer’s movements on Internet


Ministry launches investigation into Syrian child’s death in southern Turkey


Obama welcomes Turkey’s efforts for Syria truce in call with Erdoğan


Pentagon says coalition jets back Turkey in Syria without weapons




 FTSE 100 logs 5th straight record close after late-session jump


After Brexit: Will an Economic Goodbye to Europe Mean Hello to the World?


UK: Imam advising government on Sharia claims “Islamophobia” gaining “legitimacy” 


Sir Ivan Rogers attacks 'muddled thinking' in resignation letter as Theresa May expected to appoint new EU ambassador who 'believes in Brexit' (British Prime Minister Theresa May)


In Blow to ‘Brexit’ Plans, Britain’s Top Envoy to E.U. Resigns


Scotland's hunts 'under threat despite animal rights groups losing their class war'


Chelsea FC Four fans convicted of racist violence on Paris Métro


Glasgow rail protest planned as fares rise by up to 7 per cent


Cambridgeshire Police hunt driver after two killed in hit-and-run


Queen presents honour while recuperating from cold at Sandringham


Christmas Day TV Ratings fall to lowest on record


Bird flu confirmed in chickens and ducks in Wales as disease spreads 


Magnitude 3.8 earthquake strikes North Yorkshire


Brexit to spell the end of burdensome EU billboards for farmers 


Zero impact? No evidence sugar-free soft drinks aid weight loss – study


Tom Watson, Labour's deputy leader, admits he is not consulted on key strategy decisions by Jeremy Corbyn


'I've had to pee into a bottle' Transport firms under pressure to improve disability access


New laws changing Britain in 2016 and 2017


'Terrified' mother died after C-section advice dismissed, inquest hears


EU ambassador attacks 'muddled thinking'


Britain's most lucrative speed camera raises as much money as a 'medium-sized business' 


Terrorism 'first-aid training needed'


Fat Cat Wednesday UK bosses make more in two and a half days than workers earn all year


Next warns on outlook as sales fall


Dozens of fake degree certificate websites shut down amid crack down on bogus awards


Private ambulance staff 'lack training'


Asthma Millions of UK sufferers 'not receiving basic levels of care'


Brexit 'will need new green law'


Plastic bag tax is fuelling spread of food poisoning as people do not wrap raw meat separately 


Having children 'carries pay penalty'


Gender pay gap Down to 5% among UK workers in their 20s, study finds


France bans smacking, raising pressure on UK to follow suit


M62 shooting Man killed by police during planned operation




Trump Presses UN to Reform. Here’s What Can Be Done to Curtail Its Power.


New Zealand vandals target sponsor of UN resolution


More Americans support UN resolution on Israel than oppose it — poll


They Clapped while They Took Away Jerusalem from the Jews  (Something very unusual happened after the Security Council voted to declare Jerusalem and Judea and Samaria as Arab/Islamic land.)


Religious leaders indict U.N. as 'anti-Christian'




Storms to Bring Rain, Snow, Frigid Air Across US


The Wilding of America  (Let’s dispense with feel-good nonsense about the wild world, which the British have raised to an art form, and visit a society where large wild animals flourish.  Of course, I refer to the hunting culture of the United States.)



Star-Studded Guest List for Obama’s Final White House Bash


Obama to Trump: Protect 'Dreamers'


Barack Obama’s Shaky Legacy on Human Rights (For all his promises — and a Nobel Peace Prize — the Obama Presidency delivered more hope than change.)


Obama tells Democrats: 'Don't rescue' Republicans on 'Trumpcare'


President Obama Tells Democrats in Congress to Stand Their Ground in Fight Over Obamacare


Obama Welcomes Turkish, Russian Effort To Revive Syrian Cease-Fire


The Chicago Farewell  (A more dangerous nation is the President’s legacy.)


Why the Obama legacy is doomed


Obama’s last-minute own-goals


Ending the opioid epidemic  (White House leadership is key to halting the deadly scourge.)


President Obama’s Legacy Follows His Shadow


Obama’s Travel Cost Taxpayers More Than $96 Million


Obama's coming obscurity


Obama races to grant clemency before Trump puts on the kibosh




Sweden’s six-hour workday experiment is over — but could it succeed in America?


Employees pining for a six-hour workday just got some bad news


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