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Wednesday, January 17, 2018

 

CELEBRATING 241 YEARS OF LIBERTY AND FREEDOM  

 

 

 

In Today’s Issue: 

 

ABORTION

 

President Donald Trump Will Address March for Life, 1st President to Speak Via Live Video Feed

 

Three in Four Americans Support ‘Significant’ Restrictions on Abortion

 

President Trump Will Protect Doctors Who Don’t Want To Do Abortions

 

‘Roe v. Wade’s days are numbered’: Former abortion manager to largest-ever Chicago March for Life

 

Abortion Clinic Offers Discounts on 22-Week Abortions for Members of the Military

 

Pregnant immigrant teen seeking abortion is released from government custody

 

Worst Serial Killer in History Murdered 138 People. Planned Parenthood Killed 321,384 Babies Last Year

 

Planned Parenthood taps into sex-change ‘therapy’ for minors as new revenue source

 

Abortion Activists Want to Defeat This Democrat Congressman Just Because He’s Pro-Life

 

Ohio Senate Passes Bill to Stop Planned Parenthood From Dumping Aborted Babies in Landfills

 

Republicans decry timing of attorney general’s bill to expand abortion access (Maine)

 

New Women’s March T-Shirts Celebrate Killing Babies in Abortions

 

Abortion rights, race at center of City Hall fight on hospital subsidy (Illinois)

 

22 States Tell Supreme Court: Don’t Let California Force Pregnancy Centers to Promote Abortion

 

‘Red Clocks’ imagines a world where abortion is outlawed. And it feels eerily real.

 

Women Hurt by Abortion Speak Out Against Roe v. Wade: “The Abortion Was Humiliating and Dehumanizing”

 

Vatican attempts to explain giving high honor to adamant abortion supporter

 

British City May Vote to Ban Pro-Life Prayer Vigils Outside Local Abortion Clinic

 
ACQUIRED IMMUNE DEFICIENCY SYNDROME (AIDS)

 

 AIDS research pioneer dies at 91

 

AFGHANISTAN

 

A new U.S. air blitz in Afghanistan won’t stop for winter. But will it stop the Taliban?

 

Afghan province awards Trump bravery medal after tough talk on Pakistan 

 

 

AFRICA 

 

What I Learned in the Peace Corps in Africa: Trump Is Right

 

Nigeria: Student arrested for converting from Islam to Christianity

 

 

AIRPORTS

 

The time has come to privatize JFK Airport

 

Newborn abandoned on changing table in airport restroom

 

 

ANTI-DEFAMATION LEAGUE (ADL)

 

ADL: U.S. white supremacists murdered more in 2017 than domestic Islamists 

 
ARAB WORLD

 

Saudi Journalist: Boycotting American Products May Boomerang On Arabs

 
AUSTRALIA

 

Miners slug ASX

 

Australian dollar hits US80c, Dow Jones breaks above 26,000 record

 

New test for the STI superbug that you've probably never heard of

 

'I actually don't care': Australians not spooked by bitcoin's 50% drop

 

 

CANADA

 

TSX closes 27 points higher, dollar slips; Dow soars past 26,000

 

Most actively traded companies on the TSX

 

Man charged after female reporter taunted sexually during broadcast

 

Canada: State-funded CBC calls for the shaming of big families, says country should bring in more migrants instead

 

2 Cdns kidnapped in Nigeria: Global Affairs Canada

 

Big banks move to match Bank of Canada's rate hike

 

Bonokoski: Trudeau Liberals play it ‘stupid’ with country’s economy  (Canadian Prime Minister Prime Minister Justin Trudeau)

 

Canadian professor recently released from French prison calls for public inquiry into his extradition to France

 

Discussions afoot about reworking Canada's 'progressive trade agenda'

 

B.C. judge rules indefinite solitary confinement unconstitutional

 

Trudeau defends Canada's no-vote on Jerusalem: 'We are less interested in grousing and playing politics'

 

Indefinite solitary confinement in Canadian prisons ruled unconstitutional by B.C. court

 

Opposition stands with government on NAFTA, Conservative leader Scheer tells Washington

 

  Bank of Canada raises rate, but NAFTA clouds economy’s outlook

 

Loblaws in $400M tax fight with CRA over claims it set up bogus offshore bank

 

Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne shuffles cabinet ahead of June election

 

Confidential industry documents show morning sickness drug Diclectin doesn't work, Toronto doctor says

 

Canadian dollar recovers after initial losses following Bank of Canada interest rate hike

 

 

CARIBBEAN

 

After Irma, Barbuda islanders fear a cherished Caribbean lifestyle may vanish 

 

 

CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY (CIA)

 

Ex-CIA Officer Suspected of Compromising Chinese Informants Is Arrested

 

CHRISTIANITY

 

Egypt, Jordan, Syria and Palestinian territories are among most dangerous places on earth for Christians

 

COMMUNIST CHINA  

 

China’s dam frenzy 

 

COMMUNIST NORTH KOREA

 

‘Very possible’ that N. Korea crisis can’t be resolved peacefully – Trump

 

Donald Trump is prepared to deploy troops for attack on North Korea

 

Nations to Consider More North Korea Sanctions

 

The only way to ‘negotiate’ a North Korean solution

 

 

 

CONGRESS

 

America Illegals First: Democrats Block 2018 Budget, Gain Another Month to Push Amnesty

 

 

CONSUMER FINANCIAL PROTECTION BUREAU

 

With CFPB Reform, Trump Can Make American Finance Great Again

 

 

COPORATE AMERICA

 

Apple commits to contribute over $350 billion into US economy over the next five years

 

Apple Gives Employees $2,500 Bonuses After New Tax Law

 

 

COURTS

 

Illegal immigrant charged in the killings of two cops wishes he 'had killed more of the mother-------'

 

CRIME IN AMERICA

                   

Intense shootout between Baltimore police, robbery suspects caught on video

 

Aunts of 13 captive siblings reveal decades of concerns

 

First Somali Police Officer In Maine Arrested At Concert

 

Murder suspect stabbed UPenn student Blaze Bernstein multiple times: Prosecutors

 

Maine: Muslim police officer put on leave, charged with five misdemeanors, including assault and battery

 

Security footage shows arrest of couple accused of torturing children

 

New charges could be coming in Las Vegas massacre, police attorney says

 

CUSTOMS AND BORDER PROTECTION

 

US border patrol routinely sabotages water left for migrants, report says

 

DEMOCRATS (MARXISTS)

 

Dems flip Wisconsin state Senate seat

 

Bill Clinton’s ‘Scandalous’ past revisited by Fox as part of new historic series  (Former US President Bill Clinton)

 

 

DEPARTMENT HOMELAND SECURITY

 

Sanctuary City Politicians May Be Prosecuted

 

DHS chief takes heat over Trump furor

 

DEPARTMENT OF INTERIOR

 

Florida Isn’t the Only State That Will Be Hurt by Offshore Drilling

 

 

DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

 

Bannon will do interview with Robert Mueller's team, avoiding grand jury for now (Justice Department special counsel former FBI Director Robert Mueller)

 

'It's Just Unbelievable': Jeff Sessions Lays Down The Law With Tucker (US Attorney General Jeff Sessions)

 

Sessions: 'We should be like Canada' in how we take in immigrants  (US Attorney General Jeff Sessions)

 

Are Republicans right about the Russia probe?

 

ECONOMY

 

Dow soars 300 points, ends above 26,000 for first time

 

U.S. Stocks Surge; Dow Climbs Over 300 Points

 

Dow ends above 26,000 for first time on earnings optimism

 

Treasury yields rise after Fed’s Beige Book signals inflation buildup

 

2018 Comes In like a Lion

 

Dollar claws back ground lost after Fed’s Beige Book

 

Asian Stocks Retreat From Highs, Dollar Dips Again: Markets Wrap

 

Asian shares dip as commodities ease, bitcoin licks wounds

 

Could China’s yuan replace the dollar as a reserve currency?

 

Gold back at 4-month high, gaining for 5th day

 

EDUCATION

 

Duke University and the Heroic Emile Zola of America

 

Unprepared and Confused (A new study says students don't feel confident they can find a job or succeed when they land one.)

 

Queer Student Counseling  (A new report says that college students who grapple with their gender identity or sexual orientation often are in counseling the longest, but the top focus of counseling centers is anxiety and depression.)

 

Anarchist college group calls for 'Law Enforcement Incineration Day'

 

One (small) step toward firing bad-apple teachers

 

Teacher put on leave after 'lynch' warning to black student (Reportedly told teen if he didn't get back to work, white peers would 'form an angry mob.')

 

Semi crashes into side of elementary school

 

EGYPT

 

Egypt: Muslims murder Christian for having cross tattoo, vow to “kill more Copts”

 

 

ELECTION 2020

 

New Poll: Oprah's 2020 Chances Just Went Way Down

 

ENERGY

 

Oil prices end higher on bets for a ninth straight weekly drop for U.S. crude supplies

 

Energy Prices

 

Trump’s decision on China tariffs to signal direction for trade deficits, solar industry

 

Inside America's first solar-powered town

 

 

 

EUROPEAN UNION

 

European stocks close with losses, weighed down by dives for Burberry, Skanska

 

Hezbollah Suspects Being Tried in Absentia Over Deadly 2012 Burgas Airport Terror Attack  (Two suspects linked to the Iranian-backed Lebanese Hezbollah terrorist organization are being tried by a Bulgarian court in absentia in connection with the deadly July 2012 terror attack on an Israeli tour bus outside Burgas Airport.) 

 

Christian convert from Iran converting Muslims in Sweden

 

Trump Admin Attempting to Resolve Deportation Threat to 100 Iranian Christians in Vienna

 

 

Danish inventor is charged with killing and dismembering reporter Kim Wall on his submarine

 

 

FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION (FAA)

 

FAA Investigates Why JFK Airport Was Crippled by Snowstorm

 

FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION (FBI) 

 

Report: FBI Agent Shared Russia Probe Information With Christopher Steele

 

FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION (FTC)

 

FTC investigating Broadcom for antitrust practices

 

FRANCE

 

 

Recall of French baby milk products extended to 83 countries

 

 

GERMANY

 

Merkel rebukes Austrian chancellor over refugees on first visit to Berlin  (German Chancellor Angela Merkel)

 

Poland seeks to calm row with Germany over WWII war reparations

 

Berlin court rules AfD politician can be called a Holocaust denier

 

GOP

 

Scott Walker Sounds Alarm Over State Senate Defeat: ‘Wake Up Call for Republicans in Wisconsin’   (Governor of Wisconsin Scott Walker (R)

 

HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

 

After Four Years of Obamacare Implementation, Uninsured Rate Hits 12.2%

 

 

HEALTH CARE

 

Baby Who Had Experimental Surgery to Fix Spina Bifida While Still in the Womb is Born Healthy

 

Why the 'Tide pod challenge' is dangerous, potentially deadly

 

Girl in hospital bed with sick grandfather in viral photo dies

 

CVS Pharmacy promises to end touchups of its beauty images

 

Plastic surgeon showed up drunk to operate at Kentucky hospital, reports say

 

10-year-old boy dies of complications from the flu

 

 

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

 

House conservatives demand vote on tough border bill to avoid shutdown

 

House Intel Committee Prepared To Release Fusion GPS Testimony -- They Just Need To Vote On It

 

Lawmakers vow to force answers from Bannon in Russia probe after he defies subpoena

 

House Panel Subpoenas Steve Bannon

 

House GOP Looks to Sweeten Spending Deal for Conservatives

 

Lawmakers see shutdown’s odds rising

 

WH directed Bannon to avoid answering panel's questions in Russia probe, Schiff says  (US Representative of California Adam Schiff (D)

 

House passes tariff-relief bill

 

G.O.P. Weighs Child Health Plan as Lure to Avert Shutdown

 

 

IMMIGRATION

 

Immigrants Rush to Renew While DACA Window Is Open

 

Nightmare for Dreamers


IMMIGRATION AND CUSTOMS ENFORCEMENT (ICE)

 

Obama’s ICE didn’t follow procedure for checking illegal immigrants’ ties to terrorism

 

Detroit father deported after 30 years in U.S.

 

 

INDIA

 

Israel-India guided missile deal back on track: Netanyahu (Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu)

 

 

INDONESIA

 

Measles outbreak kills 58 children in Indonesia's Papua

 

IRAN

 

The Popular Uprising In Iran 2017-2018: Lessons Learned By The Regime

 

Iran tortures and kills protesters; West mostly silent as 8,000 citizens arrested

 

 

IRAQ

 

Iraqi Forces Readying for Potential Terrorist Activity During National Elections

 

 

ISRAEL

 

Israeli-“Palestinian” Arab Conflict Briefing    (Wednesday, January 17, 2018)

 

Terrorist eliminated in an operation in Jenin

 

Abbas and his advisor lash out at Trump and US ambassadors,  (“Palestinian” Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas)

 

Trump: Embassy won't move to Jerusalem within a year

 

Abbas’ ultimatum to Trump: Choose between a Palestinian Jerusalem or war

 

Obama saw Israel as the problem - Trump sees it as the solution

 

Israeli settlers puncture tires, spray racist graffiti on Palestinian vehicles

 

UNRWA: U.S. Aid Cut ‘Worst Financial Crisis’ In Agency’s History

 

Israeli forces detain 21 Palestinians in West Bank (Judea and Samaria) , East Jerusalem raids

 

Why does the Jewish leadership in the US not respect Israel?

 

Knesset Committee Chair: Home Front Unprepared for Next War

 

The Abbas-Netanyahu irony (Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu)

 

In Modi’s home state, cheering crowds for Netanyahu flaunt India-Israel romance

 

Israeli bulldozers level lands in southern Gaza

 

Police said set to recommend indictments for PM confidants in submarines scandal

 

Samaria resident extradited for Arab taxi driver's death

 

Brazil extradites Israeli convicted in 2004 killing of Palestinian

 

Report: Defense Ministry Working on Plan to Legalize 70 Outposts in Judea and Samaria

 

In rare gesture, Jerusalem expresses sympathy for Iraqi terror victims

 

British Labour Party drops candidate linking Holocaust to Gaza

 

Defense minister to keep deputy in dark on outpost legalization after leak

 

Clashes erupt in Qalqiliya-area town as Israeli settlers raid the area

 

Israel said to hit Hezbollah weapons depot near Damascus

 

UN agency launches global appeal for Palestinian aid

 

With no vice PM, who'll be greeting Pence at the airport?  (Vice-President Mike Pence)

 

Glick: Palestinian Leader’s Anti-American Rant Gives Trump Cause to Cut Funding

 

'A death sentence': Palestinians slam US decision to cut aid as UN pleads for new donors

 

Muslims refuse to allow repairs after Judaism’s second holiest site is flooded

 

Abbas proves to be nothing more than a two-faced, anti-Semite (“Palestinian” Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas)

 

Behind the fiery rhetoric, the Palestinian leadership is cornered and flailing

 

 

JAPAN  

 

Corpse-laden boat, likely from North Korea, washes up in Japan

                                                                                                                                                  

 

MARIJUANA

 

California Could Extend ‘Sanctuary State’ Status to Marijuana

 

MEDIA

 

CNN Not Predicting But Wishing a Heart Attack for the President

 

Meet the real Walter Cronkite ('I'm glad to sit here at the right hand of Satan,' newsman proclaimed promoting global government.)

 

MEDICAID

 

Kentucky governor readies for Medicaid legal challenge

 

Why work requirements are good for Medicaid

 

MEXICO

 

Mexican Drug Cartels Murders Two People, Saws Their Limbs Off And Stuffs Them In Plastic Garbage Bags And Leaves Them On The Side Of The Road

 

MIDDLE EAST

 

UK condemns firing of ballistic missiles from Yemen into Saudi Arabia

 

MILITARY

 

…Pentagon: Troops Will Not Be Paid if Govt Shuts Down

 

Pentagon Confirms Russia Building Underwater Nuclear Drone

 

Navy to file homicide charges against ship commanders after deadly crashes

 

Army vet suing after discovering scalpel left in body for years

 

Harsh response to Shulkin's decision that VA won’t study medical marijuana for PTSD

 

Proposal Would Widen Permissible Use of Nuclear Arms

 

Beleaguered Colorado VA hospital sees staffing, design challenges before 2018 opening

 

Lowering the suicide rates of those who serve

 

Does the hypersonic SR-72 aircraft — 'Son of Blackbird' — already exist?

 

In a rarity, the Air Force temporarily deploys three kinds of bombers to the Pacific

 

 

MINIMUM WAGE

 

Humana Will Increase Minimum Wage, Offer Incentive Pay Due to Tax Reform

 

 

MISSILE DEFENSE

 

Are US & Japan aiming their new missile defense at Russia & China?

 

 

NATIONAL PARKS SERVICE

 

Majority of National Park Service advisory board resigns amid protest

 

 

PAKISTAN

 

Pakistan: Muslims gang-rape Christian woman, escape punishment

 

Uncertainty grips Afghan refugees in Pakistan as repatriation deadline nears

 

Pakistan launches new anti-polio drive in Punjab province

 

Pakistan-based IT firm sold thousands of fake degrees to UK citizens

 

1,800 clerics issued fatwa forbidding suicide bombings

 

'There's no case against Hafiz Saeed sahib in Pakistan,' says its PM Shahid Khaqan Abbasi

 

PRISONS

 

Mississippi inmate in buttocks injection killing has died

 

RADIO

 

Have Web giants declared war on conservatives? (Limbaugh: 'They would never think of themselves this way, but these are pure Stalinists.')

 

RUSSIA 

 

Trump accuses Russia of helping North Korea violate sanctions

 

Moscow to provide tit-for-tat response if US retains restrictions against Russian media

 

Why Russia refuses to give refugee status to Syrians

 

Russia's Kaspersky Lab detects virus stealing messages from WhatsApp

 

Russia Television Station Declares ‘We Will Buy Any Homosexual A One-Way Ticket To California If You Emigrate And Do Not Return To Russia,’ Dozens Of Homosexuals Contact The Station And Ask For Tickets

 

Russia's Central Bank feels worries cryptocurrencies may have 'Viagra effect'

 

Russia eyeing private military companies market with new legalization bid

 

 

SAME-SEX UNIONS

 

Wedding programs turn into devilish message

 

 

SECOND AMENDMENT

 

Stop The Sneak Attack On The Second Amendment

 

 

 

SENATE

 

Jeff Flake rips Trump: A president 'who cannot take criticism ... is charting a very dangerous path'  (US Senator of Arizona Jeff Flake (R)

 

RNC Chair to Flake: ‘You’ve Gone too Far’ in Comparing Trump to Stalin

 

Senator says Homeland Security chief "lied under oath"   (US Senator of New Jersey Cory Booker (D)

 

Eight Senate Republicans Join Attempt to Derail Crucial Surveillance Program

 

Roy Blunt Sponsors Resolution Establishing Religious Freedom Day  (US Senator of Missouri Roy Blunt (R)

 

Senate defeats filibuster; FISA extension set for imminent passage

 

McCain rips Trump for attacks on press (US Senator of Arizona John McCain (R)

 

Congress won’t vote on Gang of Six immigration deal; Democrats’ promise put to test

 

Donald Trump Will Soil You. Ask Lindsey Graham. (US Senator of South Carolina Lindsey O Graham (R)

 

Cory Booker’s ‘tears of rage’ rant mocked; senator likened to Tommy Wiseau of ‘The Room’  (US Senator of New Jersey Cory Booker (D)

 

'Tears of rage!' Watch Sen. Booker spit fire over Trump 'sh--hole' comment ('I receive enough death threats to know the reality.')

 

Ignore the president. Vote on the DACA deal.

 

 

SEXUAL HARASSMENT

 

Ann Curry: Sexual Harassment ‘Pervasive’ at NBC News

 

SOCIAL MEDIA

 

Conservatives demand Twitter answers after Project Veritas videos point to political bias

 

Facebook Doesn’t Like What It Sees When It Looks in the Mirror

 

SOUTH KOREA 

 

North and South Korean Teams to March as One at Olympics

 

Seoul to launch real-time ambulance location tracker

 

SOUTHERN POVERTY LAW CENTER

 

SPLC: Selling hate

 

 

SPORTS

 

Legendary Boston Celtic Jo Jo White dead at 71

 

Notre Dame kicks veteran WR, three others off football team

 

Did Saints coach mock Vikings before play? 

 

Cops: Philadelphia Eagles fan repeatedly punched police horse

 

Sentencing hearing begins for convicted sexual predator Larry Nassar

 

NBA opens investigation into Rockets-Clippers locker room incident

 

NHL Scoreboard

 

NBA Scoreboard

 

 

STATES

 

"Likely" meteor lights up sky over Michigan

 

80 million under winter storm advisories from Texas to Maine 

 

 

STATE DEPARTMENT

 

Tillerson: Crucial to US national interest to maintain military, diplomatic presence in Syria  (US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson)

 

State Department Touts SPLC, Open Society Foundation in Grant

 

Tillerson rejects 'freeze for freeze' approach in dealing with North Korea

 

 

SYRIA

 

UN mediator invites Syria, opposition to Vienna peace talks next week

 

 

TAIWAN

 

Protecting the Environment Is China’s Latest Excuse to Bully Taiwanese Businesses

 

China sails aircraft carrier past Taiwan after leader warns of military expansion

 

U.S. Should Notice China Provoking Taiwan

 

TERRORISM

 

‘Chilling’ report finds 73 percent of U.S. terrorist convicts are foreign-born

 

 

TURKEY

 

Turkey sees betrayal as US backs Syrian Kurds

 

Syria crisis: Why Turkey is poised to attack Kurdish enclave Afrin

 

Turkey says it could act in Syria unless Washington withdraws support for Kurdish force

 

UBER

 

For Uber, Third Time's the Charm on $1-per-Driver Pay Settlement

 

 

UNITED KINGDOM (BRITAIN)

 

FTSE 100 ends lower for third straight day as Burberry, Pearson drop sharply

 

UK Appoints a Minister for Loneliness

 

UK: Muslim saying he was with “death squad sent by Allah” recruited children at local mosque for jihad massacres

 

Juncker Says Would Like Britain to Rejoin EU After Brexit (European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker)

 

VATICAN

 

Pope Francis hit in face by object thrown from crowd before mass in Chile (Video)

 
WHITE HOUSE

 

Daily Presidential Tracking Poll

 

Fake News Nuttery: Elite Journos’ Conspiracy Theories About Trump’s Mental Health Demolished…

 

White House official: House intel panel broke an agreement on limiting scope of questions for Bannon

 

…CNN’s Gupta Diagnoses POTUS With Heart Disease On-Air

 

Eric Trump: 'My father sees one color, green'

 

What’s the Point of Labeling Trump a Racist?

 

White House Honors Late Civil Rights Activist to Promote Bipartisan Immigration Reform, Argue for Wall Funding

 

Obama Admin Alumni Praise White House Physician

 

Nancy Pelosi, ACLU Bash President Trump for Declaring Religious Freedom Day (House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-California)

 

Exclusive: Trump considers big 'fine' over China intellectual property theft

 

A window iside Trump's morning 'executive time'

 

Sarah Sanders: Actually, Merit-Based Immigration System Is More Fair, Less Racist  (White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders)

 

Trump orders CNN star Acosta to leave Oval after reporter’s newest outburst

 

Reporters hunt for evidence of Trump health problems in bizarre press briefing

 

Porn star told me she DID have year of sex with Trump and had 'corroborating evidence' says reporter who says Stormy Daniels didn't rate president highly in bed

 

The President is overweight and doesn't exercise much, like most Americans

 

Revealed: Cognitive test Trump did for his medical exam, earning a perfect score - but can YOU do it?

 

Trump’s Exact Word Is Still in Debate. But Does It Matter?

 

What Trump did was bad. What Democrats did is worse.

 

Two personalities Trump follows on Twitter apparently hacked

 

WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION (WHO)

 

WHO: All of Sao Paulo state at risk for yellow fever

 

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