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Monday, April 30, 2018

 

CELEBRATING 241 YEARS OF LIBERTY AND FREEDOM  

 

 

In Today’s Issue: 

ABORTION

 

Comedian Michelle Wolf’s Jokes About Abortion Were So Disgusting Even the Liberal Media Booed

 

Science, not religion, should determine public policy on abortion: Joel Berry (Opinion)(AVIPP COMMENTARY: Science says life begins at conception. Read: Life Begins at Fertilization .)

 

Cecile Richards Finally Leaves Planned Parenthood After 12 Years and 3.5 Million Abortions

 

16-Year-Old Girl Alleges LAPD Cop Gave Her Abortion Pill

 

Left in the Dark on Contraception, Young Chinese Seek Abortions

 

“The Handmaid’s Tale,” “Black Mirror” and the bleak future of abortion on TV

 

Family business sues Canadian Gov’t after losing funding for refusing to support abortion

 

Abortion Clinic That Killed Babies for 20 Years Will be Demolished

 

‘Arrogant and disastrous’: Trudeau-appointed senator blasts abortion oath for gov’t funding  (Canadian Prime Minister Prime Minister Justin Trudeau)

 

AFGHANISTAN

 

Twin Blasts in Afghan Capital Kill at Least 26, Including Nine Journalists

 

 

AFRICA

 

Freight rail regulatory reform can boost US farmers' global competitiveness

 

AGRICULTURE

 

Freight rail regulatory reform can boost US farmers' global competitiveness

 

AMTRAK

 

Amtrak Failed to Heed Work-Zone Speed Advice Before Fatal Crash

 

ANTI-DEFAMATION LEAGUE (ADL)

 

ADL smears Canary Mission as “Islamophobic” for exposing Islamic anti-Semitism

 

 

ANTI-SEMITISM

 

At a rally to end divisive politics in D.C., a speaker called a lawmaker a 'fake Jew'

 
ASIA

 

I saw and heard Saigon falling, 43 years ago today

 
AUSTRALIA

 

Australian shares firm to seven-week high as financials rally; NZ rises

 

Australian dollar downgrades flow

 

Australia Investing $377 Million To Protect Great Barrier Reef 

 

BIOETHICS

 

Bioethicist plots 'end of sex'

 

 

CANADA

 

TSX higher as it reopens after being shut down for technical issue on Friday

 

Worker finds body inside bathroom wall in downtown Calgary shopping centre

 

Canada’s dual role in Yemen: Arms exports to Saudi coalition dwarf aid sent to war-torn country

 

Border agents seize 100 kg of meth at Pearson

 

COMEDY

 

Alec Baldwin backs up Rob Schneider after slam of ‘SNL’ politics

 

COMMUNIST NORTH KOREA

 

What Kim Jong Un Wants From Trump   (Communist North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un)

 

It’s Time for Real Talk about North Korea

 

Here Is Why North Korea Will Give Up Its Nuclear Weapons

 

Taking Kim Jong-un At His Word Will Give The Deceptive Dictator Way Too Much Leverage (Communist North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un)

 

Denuclearization premiums and discounts

 

Kim Jong Un and the Nuclear Negotiations Shopping Spree

 

Kim Jong-un Is Ready to Deal

 

All Eyes On Upcoming Trump-Kim Jong-un Summit

 

North Korea’s Kim to Invite US Experts for Nuclear Site Shutdown  

 

N. Korean leader says he’s ‘not a person to launch nuclear weapons’ at US

 

As North Korea offers to give up its nuclear arms, the Trump administration insists it's not 'starry-eyed'

 

Korean 'peace' must include nuclear disarmament

 

COURTS

 

BuyAmerican.gov Act gets little enthusiasm in federal bureaucracy

 

CRIME IN AMERICA

 

‘Golden State Killer' arrest raises questions about genealogy site privacy

 

2 wounded in shooting at Ballpark Village in St. Louis, police say

 

Owner of bar that booted man in MAGA hat getting death threats

 

2 killed, 2 wounded in shooting at biker club near Seattle 

 

Suspect in Maine deputy's slaying held in maximum-security prison

 

Did an innocent man serve 38 years in prison for a double murder committed by the 'Golden State Killer? Suspect in 12 deaths is now also linked to the 1978 slaying of a mother, 24, and her son, 4 

 

CUSTOMS AND BORDER PROTECTION

 

CBP delivers message in Spanish to Latin America

 

Migrant Caravan, After Grueling Trip, Reaches US Border. Now the Really Hard Part.

 

Who's paying for caravan to U.S. border?

 

DEMOCRATS (MARXISTS)

 

Democrats launch net neutrality fight to energize midterm voters

 

Democrats Are Losing Millennial Support They Need to Win Midterms, New Poll Suggests

 

DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

 

Indictments Are Comey...er, Coming  (Former FBI Director James Comey)

 

Comey, Fitzgerald, Mueller: Partners in Crime  (Justice Department special counsel former FBI Director Robert Mueller)

 

Meet the pro-Trump PR guy at the center of the Mueller probe — and everything else  (Justice Department special counsel former FBI Director Robert Mueller)

 

Report: Fewest People Under Correctional Supervision Since 1996

 

ECONOMY

 

Stocks end a positive April on a down note as shares fall broadly

 

Wall Street drops as healthcare slides, oil climbs

 

U.S. Stocks Start Busy Earnings Week on Down Note: Markets Wrap

 

The stock market has no leader right now — here’s why that might be bad news

 

Economists Predict 800,000 People Will Leave New York and California Because of High Taxes

 

April set to be strongest month for dollar since Trump election

 

Asian shares edge higher as tensions ease, earnings rise

 

Asian shares carve out gains on final trading day of the month

 

Southeast Asian Stocks Are Set for Worst Rout Since '16

 

Bitcoin could make a run at $15,000, says one analyst


Gold ends lower as dollar eyes best month since February 2017

 

EDUCATION

 

Teachers say 'frustration' over decade of cuts to education is fueling nationwide revolt

 

University Revokes 50-Plus Full-Ride Scholarships; Recipients Did Nothing Wrong

 

Tuition Conundrum

 

Why Part-Time Success Matters

 

Illinois House approves plan to replace armed officers in schools with mental health professionals

 

Cuomo kills off the last remnant of his signature schools reform(Governor of New York Andrew M Cuomo (D)

 

Colleges' insane effort to keep students perfectly safe

 

Law schools are right to prioritize religious freedom

 

EGYPT

 

Christian Soldier in Egypt Shot in another Mysterious Military Death

 

ENERGY

 

Oil finishes higher as Netanyahu accuses Iran of lying about nuclear program

 

Energy Prices

 

Oil Rises as Market Focuses on Iran Nuclear Deal

 

 

ENVIRONMENT

 

Foxconn’s new U.S. factory reveals the latest example of smartphones’ toll on the environment

 

Troopers release shocking pictures of two deer found with ARROWS in their head and body after they were deliberately shot

 

 

 

EUROPEAN UNION

 

European stocks end higher as news of corporate mergers lift sentiment

 

Sweden’s Minister of Social Affairs claims country’s elderly, not Muslim migrants, are “the big problem”

 

European Leaders Reaffirm Commitment to Retaliate on Tariffs

 

FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION (FBI) 

 

FBI hunts creep who sent 50 parcels to girls in elementary school in three states

 

Outrage as NBC News ignores mounting evidence of Reid’s anti-gay posts

 

Israel says it has Iran's secret nuclear files

 

There's a nursing shortage, but schools are turning away qualified applicants

 

Touching Video: Arlington cemetery worker carries vet to wife's grave

 

Comey’s version of the facts conflicts with the historical record  (Former FBI Director James Comey)

 

 

FEDERAL RESERVE

 

Federal Reserve expected to hold rate hike until June

 

FRANCE

 

Snow in France and it's almost May? Mais oui, in Normandy!

 

Vive la Liberté! Why Freedom-Loving America Needs France in the Future

 

Macron Vs. Reality  (French President Emmanuel Macron)

 

 

GERMANY

 

Hans Asperger, Who Discovered Autism, Participated in Nazi Germany’s Child Euthanasia Program

 

Angela Goes on the Defensive  (German Chancellor Angela Merkel)

 

The Israeli intellectuals making Berlin more Hebrew than ever before

 

Hundreds of police calls after heavy thunderstorms hit western Germany

 

After refugee influx, Germany confronts imported anti-Semitism

 

GOP

 

GOP civil war in Ohio threatens another special election loss

 

This little-known megadonor is pouring money into GOP candidates — and setting the tone for the primaries

 

HEALTH CARE

 

CRISPR: Revolutionizing biomedicine

 

HISTORY

 

Controversy after Confederate battle flag raised over liberal county

 

HOLLYWOOD

 

MIT grad claims he, not Damon or Affleck, thought of ‘Good Will Hunting’

 

 

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

 

Clapper hit for dossier leak dodge in House GOP Russia report (Former Director of National Intelligence James R Clapper)

 

Gowdy says House Intel report doesn't fully vindicate Trump  (US Representative of South Carolina Trey Gowdy (R)


IMMIGRATION AND CUSTOMS ENFORCEMENT (ICE)

 

 Trump's pick to lead ICE, who touted surge in immigration arrests, steps down

 

 

INDIA

 

Now More Than 25% Of States In India Have Passed Laws Punishing Conversion From Hinduism To Christianity

 

India says 100% of  villages have electricity. Millions of people remain in the dark

 

How China's Xiaomi is beating Samsung and Apple in India

 

Dog meat fear halves sale of non-veg food in Kolkata eateries

 

 

IRAN

 

Iran drops the dollar. Others tried and were bombed. 'It's all about the banking,' says Lee Camp

 

IRAQ

 

Iraq's Islamic State trials bring swift verdicts, almost all guilty  

 

 

ISLAM

 

Muslim preacher says Muslims will go to hell for buying from Starbucks because it supports LGBT community 

 

ISRAEL

 

Israeli-“Palestinian” Arab Conflict Briefing    (Monday, April 30, 2018)

 

Europe's desire to get rid of remaining Jews after WWII made it support Zionism, says Abbas advisor  (“Palestinian” Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas)

 

Abbas says Jews’ behavior, not anti-Semitism, caused the Holocaust

 

Israel Defense Minister: Russia is "very pragmatic" actor in Syria

 

Netanyahu: Iran cheated on nuclear accord, so no point in preserving it   (Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu)

 

 What Netanyahu's speech about 'Iran's lies' means for the nuke deal's future

 

PM’s Iran revelations unlikely to diminish global support for nuclear deal

 

Watch: Netanyahu 'Iran lied big time' 

 

Netanyahu: Iran ‘brazenly lied’ about nuclear program, continued work after deal

 

Report: U.S. Confirmed Iran Nuclear Files Seized by Israel as ‘Authentic’

 

PM authorized to declare war in ‘extreme’ situations without consulting cabinet

 

Endless superlatives to honor a Palestinian killer, in official PA and Fatah media

 

Between Riyadh and Tel Aviv: Spy games and secret relations

 

Alleged Israeli strike in Syria shows readiness to pay to remove seismic threats

 

Saudi Crown Prince To U.S. Jewish Leaders: Palestinians Need To Make Peace Or ‘Shut Up’

 

Tour guide in desert flood deaths may face manslaughter charges

 

Israel drops gauntlet on Malaysia’s help to Hamas

 

Israel hopes spy Pollard can emigrate for US embassy opening

 

Analysis: What Israel should do about S-300 anti-aircraft system

 

Opinion: Why Mossad assassinated an electrical engineer in Malaysia

 

EU: Netanyahu exposé erodes Iran’s credibility, but that’s why we needed deal

 

Israeli forces kill 3 Palestinians in separate incidents along Gaza border

 

Legislators tiptoe into coalition minefield as Knesset returns from recess

 

Wounded Gaza man to be transferred to West Bank (Judea and Samaria)  for life-saving treatment

 

Israel’s use of live fire in Gaza protests faces legal test

 

NY Times’ Infantile Support for Gaza Rioters Empowers Reactionary Regime

 

Vandals deface West Bank (Judea and Samaria) monument for Israeli couple slain in 2015 terror attack

 

Israeli forces detain 20 Palestinians, including father and son, in predawn raids

 

Saudi Arabia begins trial of two alleged Israeli spies

 

Israeli PM presents devastating array of evidence Iran is cheating on nuke deal

 

Israel says it has Iran's secret nuclear files

 

For Gazan at Fence, Living or Dying Is ‘the Same Thing’

 

Pompeo, in Israel, Bypasses Palestinians Amid Gaza Crisis  (US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo)

 

 

JAPAN

 

Japan, UAE agree to expand cooperation during Abe’s visit  (Japanese Prime Minister  Shinzo Abe)

 

New Fukushima nightmare for Japan utility

 

 

LIBERALISM

 

The Left Hates You

 

MARX

 

Look who's celebrating Marx's 200th  birthday!

 

MEDIA 

 

NBC's Chuck Todd: U.S. Is 'Cozying Up With Kim Jong-un,' While 'Demonizing the Iranians'

 

WaPo: End White House Correspondents' Dinner 'For the Sake of Journalism'

 

Outrage as NBC News ignores mounting evidence of Reid’s anti-gay posts

 

White House Correspondents’ Dinner Again Ignores Attacks on Conservative First Amendment Rights

 

The White House Correspondents’ Dinner is Everything Wrong with the Media

 

White House Correspondents' Association: Michelle Wolf's routine 'not in the spirit' of our mission

 

Michelle Wolf got it just right

 

MEXICO

 

Caravan migrants waking up on Mexican side of border after they're refused US entry

 

MIDDLE EAST

 

Kuwait Breaks Diplomatic Ties With Philippines After President Duterte Refuses To Send More Migrant Workers And Says ‘Please Treat My Citizens Like Human Beings’

 

The Qatari Regime's Doublespeak: Condemnations Of Terrorism vs Social And Official Support For Terrorists

 

In Israel and Jordan, New Secretary of State Isn't Hedging About With Whom America Stands in the Middle East  

 

MILITARY

 

The Pentagon Needs to Take Advantage of Budget Stability

 

‘Who the hell is this person?’ Trump’s Mar-a-Lago pal stymies VA project

 

A teachable moment': Veterans talk to teens who defaced American flag

 

Touching Video: Arlington cemetery worker carries vet to wife's grave

 

A Growing Problem for the Military Transgender Ban — Facts

 

No foul play suspected in airman’s death on Guam

 

Veteran's photos of dirty VA clinic room go viral, prompts apology

 

MISSILE DEFENSE

 

Panel seeks study of new missile defenses for Hawaii

 

 

NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH

 

Feds Spend $318,876 on Mindfulness for Drunks

 

NUTRITION

 

How to handle ever-changing nutrition science

 

PAKISTAN

 

Why Pakistan's Pashtuns Are Pushing Back

 

26/11 trial: Pakistan continuesto be detrimental to self

 

Musharraf says waiting for favourable time to return to Pakistan  (Former Pakistani dictator Pervez Musharraf)

 

PHILIPPINES

 

A Transgender Paradox, and Platform, in the Philippines

 

Duterte calls Kim Jong Un the ‘hero of everybody’  (President Rodrigo Duterte/Communist North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un)

 

POLITICS

 

Righties shouldn’t be suckers for Kanye’s latest act

 

Kanye Wants to Make America Great Again

 

RELIGION IN AMERICA

 

Pew: 25% of survey's Christians don't buy biblical God

 

U.S. Catholic bishops to Americans: Drop dead

 

Southern Baptist leader says he’s been misrepresented after reports he urged abused women to pray, avoid divorce

 

RUSSIA

 

Russian Miner Trapped in Coal Mine Collapse

 

Russian Analyst Goltz: 'We Are Witnessing The Birth Of A Quasi-Ideology, That Via Confrontation With The West, Nominates Moscow For The Role Of Leader Of The Rest Of The World'

 

Chechen top dog says he won’t legalize polygamy, but “for Muslims, Allah gives permission to have four wives”

 

Pentagon Chief Pushes to Waive Sanctions for US Allies That Buy Russian S-400s

 

'The Death of Stalin': A Cautionary Masterpiece

 

SCIENCE

 

The Irreproducibility Crisis of Modern Science

 

A Yellowstone geyser has experienced unusual eruptions lately — and scientists can’t explain why 

 

SECOND AMENDMENT

 

Banks, Credit Card Companies Attack Second Amendment

 

 

SENATE

 

Revealed: McConnell’s In-Laws Bought 10 Massive Ships from Chinese Govt. Since Wife Became Transportation Secretary(Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Kentucky)

 

Lindsey Graham: I Don’t Trust Comey — Helped FBI ‘Give Clinton a Pass’  (US Senator of South Carolina Lindsey O Graham (R)

 

 

What Life In Communist China Taught Me About Bernie Sanders’ Guaranteed Jobs  (US Senator of Vermont Bernie Sanders (I-Socialist)

 

Bush Ethics Lawyer Richard Painter to Run for Minnesota Senate Seat as Democrat

 

 

GOP more confident about W. Va. Senate as Blankenship fades

 

Congress must take away Trump’s unlimited authority to wage war  (US Senator of Virginia Tim Kaine (D)

 

'John hugged me tonight. He asked me to take care of Meghan. I said I would': McCain's son-in-law sparks concerns for the senator's health in cryptic tweet as the 81-year-old battles brain cancer  (US Senator of Arizona John McCain (R)

 

Senator's Islam expert takes disturbing action (Former US Senator of Connecticut Richard Blumenthal (D)

 

Red-state Democrats don't dare defy voters on Trump nominees

 

SOUTH KOREA 

 

Moon Briefs World Leaders on Inter-Korean Summit  (President Moon Jae-in)

 

Can South reward the North and stay sanctions compliant?

 

Seoul keeps close eye on Trump-Kim plans  (Communist North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un)

 

South Korean President Says Trump Deserves Nobel Peace Prize

 

65% of South Koreans trust Kim Jong-un's denuke pledge

 

North Korea vows to dismantle its nuclear test site in public view, South says

 

SPACE

 

Bezos launches rocket in successful test

 

SPORTS

 

MLB Scoreboard

 

NHL Scoreboard

 

NBA Scoreboard

 

STATES

 

In Battle to Be Ohio Governor Candidate, It’s Left vs. Left

 

In Fire-Scorched Oklahoma, Bales of Hay Bring Relief

 

 

STATE DEPARTMENT

 

Cuban-American Lawmakers: State Dept Facilitating ‘Propaganda’ Show

 

 

STEM CELL RESEARCH

 

Stem cell clinics multiply, with heartbreaking results for some patients

 

SUPREME COURT 

 

NY Times Editorial Board Begs Justice Kennedy to Stay on Court While Trump Is President: Supreme Court ‘Needs You’

 

SYRIA

 

The Problem of Syria and What to Do about It

 

Missile Attack in Syria Reportedly Kills at Least 16, Raising Regional Tensions

 

Syria war: Missile strikes on military sites 'kill pro-Assad fighters'  (Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad)

 

 

TAIWAN

 

‘Hottest Flashpoint in the Region’: Taiwan Wants US Tanks to Counter China

 

TELEVISION

 

Kathy Griffin curses up a storm on ABC's 'The View' during profane Trump rant 

 

TERRORISM

 

ISIS Group Warns of Knife-Wielding Terrorists on Commercial Flights

 

Terrorism report some groups don't want you to see

 

TRADE

 

U.S. Allies Brace for Trade War as Talks on Trump Tariffs Stall

 

Trump's steel tariffs are squeezing U.S. businesses — and things could get worse 

 

TREASURY DEPARTMENT

 

The U.S. Just Borrowed $488 Billion, a Record High for the First Quarter

 

 

TURKEY

 

Turkey marks one year without Wikipedia

 

The Crazy Story of How Turkey Destroyed Its Own Air Force

 

Turkey has come close to 'stepping across red lines,' says Greek FM | Kathimerini

 

 

UNITED KINGDOM (BRITAIN)

 

FTSE 100 ends with gain, led higher by leap for Sainsbury’s

 

Muslim migrant lived illegally in UK, aspired to plot jihad massacre, aided Islamic State communications

 

Premature Baby Born at 24 Weeks Weighed Less Than a Can of Beans, Look at Him Now

 

BBC reporter and famed photographer among 31 killed in Afghanistan

 

Charlie Gard’s Parents Offer Support For Alfie Evans’ Parents: “You Both Did What Was Right for Your Son”

 

Terri Schiavo’s Brother Slams Courts That Condemned Alfie Evans to Death

 

Pro-Life Leader: Alfie Evans Was “Sentenced to Death.” We Can Never Let It Happen Again

 

Alfie Evans’ Death Illustrates The Monstrous Logic Of The Welfare State

 

In Memory of Alfie Evans, We Must Not Let Courts and Doctors Kill Other Patients

 

Walsh: If Alfie Evans Were A Dog, His Murder Would Have Caused Ten Times The Outrage

 

British Prime Minister Defends Hospital That Ended Alfie Evans’ Life, Says “Clinicians Should Decide” Not Parents

 

Alfie Evans reminded the world that human life is precious, no matter what

 

The Cost of the United Kingdom's Energy Policy

 

Thousands of Catholics line UK coasts to pray rosary for faith, life, and peace

 

 Alfie Evans Is Just the Latest Victim of a Deadly NHS Hospital

 

Alfie Evans, the State, and Us

 

Brexit Failure Looks More Likely Every Day

 

The home of British democracy is rotting from within. The cost to fix Westminster? $5 billion.

 

UNITED STATES

 

'Eaten Alive' | Woman known for beauty suffers horrific death at nursing home

 

WHITE HOUSE

 

Daily Presidential Tracking Poll

 

Trump Keeps Allies Guessing on Steel Tariffs Ahead of Deadline

 

Trump suggests meeting Kim Jong Un at Korea's Peace House(Communist North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un)

 

Porn star Stormy Daniels sues President Trump for defamation

 

As deadline looms, Trump slams ‘horrible’ Iran deal

 

Trump Is Still the Leader of the Free World

 

Trump reacts after Israeli PM Netanyahu shows damning evidence Iran is cheating on nuke deal

 

After Netanyahu’s speech, Trump says ‘I’ve been 100 percent right’ on Iran

 

Trump says nixing Iran nuclear deal sends 'the right message' to N. Korea

 

White House press on defensive after Michelle Wolf torches Trump, Sanders   (White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders)

 

White House mystery: Where is Macron’s gifted oak tree?  (French President Emmanuel Macron)

 

Trump rips correspondents' dinner, 'filthy' Michelle Wolf

 

White House political team says Democrats can wave midterm predictions goodbye

 

Trump to meet with crew of deadly Southwest Airlines flight

 

Trump gains confidence in swift denuclearization of North Korea

 

‘Ready, shoot, aim’: Loyalty alone can earn a nod from Trump, leading to hiring headaches

 

Stormy Daniels' lawyer says attorney Michael Cohen will 'flip' on Trump and vicious National Enquirer cover is proof the president will paint him as a liar when it happens

 

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