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Friday, February 16, 2018






In Today’s Issue: 




Reporter: If More Babies Were Aborted, the Florida School Shooting Wouldn’t Happen


Abortion, video games and masculinity: 3 surprising takes on Florida shooting you might have missed


Pregnant Immigrant Teen Was Forced to Accept Pro-Abortion Attorneys, Does Not Want Abortion


Florida House Committee Passes Bill to Ban Dismemberment Abortions Tearing Off Babies’ Limbs


New Jersey Democrats Force Taxpayers to Send $7.5 Million to Planned Parenthood Abortion Biz


Illegal immigrant minor suggests she faced pressure to get abortion on federal dime


Planned Parenthood Sues President Trump After He Defunded Its Programs Pushing Sex on Kids


Ban on abortions due to Down syndrome challenged in lawsuit (The ACLU has filed a constitutional challenge to Ohio's law prohibiting doctors from performing abortions based on a diagnosis of Down syndrome.)


California Regulators Take Aim at Abortion ‘Reversal’ Nursing Course


Should Parents be Able to Sue Doctors for Not Disclosing Birth Defects So They Could Abort Their Baby?


Abortion-rights supporters push back against gains by foes


You Can Help Put This Abortion Clinic Out of Business for Good. Here’s How


How Google Maps Could Be Making It Harder for Women to Find Abortion Clinics


Activists Complain Pregnancy Centers Do Better Reaching Women on Google Than Abortion Clinics


House panel targets abortion procedure


Teacher Raped His Student, Then He and His Wife Gave Her Abortion Pills to Kill the Baby (India)


El Salvador Frees Woman Imprisoned for Decade Under Abortion Ban


UN is Pushing Abortion on Africa, But This Pro-Life Scientist is Trying to Stop Them


British island with only 83,000 people about to pass one of world’s most extreme abortion bills


Irish Doctors Group Neutral on Whether Babies Should Be Killed in Abortions




‘Unspeakable numbers’: 10,000 civilians killed or injured in Afghanistan in 2017


Afghan Taliban offered peace negotiations to America


The ICC must hold the US accountable for crimes in Afghanistan


America Has Turned a Blind Eye to the Taliban's Territorial Gains




Cameroon: Muslim converts to Christianity, his wife calls for him to be beheaded




Delta passenger drops governor's name, screams at baby, is suspended from job




Anti-Semitic hate speech incidents in Austria at all-time high, watchdog says



ASX dips into the red at the end of a positive week


The Australian dollar continues to rally as the greenback pummelling intensifies


Australia: “I mean to take as many of them down as I can” — Muslim teen planned “maximum fire” jihad massacre


Office affair comes between Aussie deputy PM and his boss





 Kosovo Finds Little to Celebrate After 10 Years of Independence




Toronto stock index higher, sparked by energy sector


1,029 patients killed by euthanasia in Ontario since legalization: coroner’s report


WatchConrad Black: Trump doesn't care about Canada. Let's not overplay our NAFTA hand


Parent advocate Granic Allen ‘steals the show’ in Ontario conservative leadership debate, media say


Men-only RCMP Facebook group crosses line of conduct, say female RCMP members


Patrick Brown to enter PC leadership race: sources


Hawks devouring pigeons in Toronto to the delight of social media


Are employers ready to deal with pot in the workplace?


How a broken jury list makes Ontario justice whiter, richer and less like your community


Eddie Lampert on the retailer’s woes: ‘I deeply regret the failure of Sears Canada’


Peeing in the seats? Military eyes air force alcohol ban after troubled VIP trip


Premier confirms ‘troubling’ sex assault allegations against unnamed former Liberal cabinet minister


Team Canada lives up to lofty expectations, could win most medals ever





Flu vaccine only 36 percent effective





CIA Argues the Public Can’t See Classified Information It Has Already Given to


CIA: We get to pick which media receives classified info





Media watchdog to ABC: Apologize for Christian bashing or else




Tearful Jimmy Kimmel Calls Trump ‘Mentally Ill,’ Urges Viewers to Vote Out Pro-Second Amendment Congressmen




China's Political Climate Crushes One More Dream


China slams India PM trip to disputed region




Get real: U.S. commander in Korea says Kim in hot pursuit of unified communist nation (Communist North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un)


How Will Global Exposure Affect North Koreans?





Congress calls for action after 'sinister and systematic' attacks on elections by Russians


How Congress Can Start Rebuilding the Military Within New Budget Framework





First Amendment Protects Unpopular Views, Like Those Held by a Christian Baker





GE moves to sell part of overseas lighting business





U.S. appeals court says Trump travel ban unlawfully discriminates against Muslims





Three ordinary men who became extraordinary heroes in Florida school shooting


Lying About Gun Violence With Statistics


Five crucial minutes inside Douglas High where lives were lost and saved


How Can We Stop School Shootings?


Students emerge as new critics for lack of action on guns: ‘This stuff happens and we don’t know why’


Russian bots promote pro-gun messages after Florida school shooting


‘Red flag laws’ in five states allow guns to be seized before violence can occur


Smith & Wesson Made the Assault Rifle Used in Florida School Massacre


The motives behind the massacre


The terrible numbers that grow with each mass shooting


Florida shooting raises awareness of stigma attached to mental illness


The stories of those who died in Parkland


Funerals begin for victims killed at Fla. school


Dems, Media Push Misleading Stat That There Have Been 18 School Shootings This Year


No, There Haven't Been 18 School Shootings This Year — Not Even Close


Perv tutor tried to hook up with 13-year-old girl by wearing this shirt


Bold grandma calls cops, thwarts grandson's bloody school massacre




Commerce Department calls for Trump to impose steep tariffs or quotas on foreign steel and aluminum




Is Robert Mueller Mad or a Russian Agent? (Justice Department special counsel former FBI Director Robert Mueller)


Russia-Trump inquiry: Full text of Mueller's indictment


…Rosenstein: **NO** Allegation 2016 Results Altered… (Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein)


NO COLLUSION -- Rosenstein: No American 'Had Any Knowledge' In Russian Meddling Indictment


'Top Priority' -- Sessions Orders 'IMMEDIATE REVIEW' Of FBI, While FL. Gov. Calls For Director Wray's Resignation  (US Attorney General Jeff Sessions)


DOJ indicts 13 Russians for election meddling, says no Americans were 'knowing participants'


13 indicted on charges related to meddling in US elections


Special counsel issues indictment against 13 Russian nationals over 2016 election interference


13 Russians charged for U.S. election meddling -- live updates


FISA court judge ups pressure on DOJ to disclose spy warrant records


DOJ Official Bruce Ohr Hid Wife’s Fusion GPS Payments From Ethics


Justice, FBI Russia-Trump Investigation Just Got Even More Corrupt — Why Does It Continue?




Dow, S&P 500 book 6th straight gain as stocks post best week in years; Nasdaq lags


Wall Street erases gain after U.S. indicts Russians


U.S. Stocks Rebound to Best Weekly Gain Since 2013: Markets Wrap


2-year Treasury yield posts largest weekly jump since March despite Friday relief


Stock Rally Continues in Asia; Yen Extends Gains: Markets Wrap


Asian shares extend bounce to fifth day, dollar sags to three-year low


Bond Investors Pull $14.1 Billion From Global Debt Funds


Trump Needs A Return To King Dollar


Gold ends higher, logs biggest weekly gain since 2016


Anonymous trader buys $400 million in bitcoin


Dollar perks up, but registers weekly loss




For College Presidents, Is 70 the New 50?


Research Keeps Showing This Kind Of Teaching Is Very Effective. So Why Won’t Schools Use It?


Texas: Plano councilman pressured to quit for calling for banning of Islam from schools


After Atheist Group Got Prayers Before Sports Canceled, Students Are Fighting Back


Utah: American flag destroyed, replaced with Islamic State flag at high school




King Salman expresses support for El-Sisi’s fight against terror (Saudi Arabia/ Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi)


Holocaust Denial By Egyptian TV Host: It Is The 'Greatest Lie In History'; Gas Chambers Were Used To Disinfect Clothes




Meet Yevgeny Prigozhin, the Russian Oligarch Indicted in US Election Interference




U.S. oil benchmark extends win streak to 3 days as crude claws back lost ground


Energy Prices





EPA Administrator’s Pricey Travel Included Charter Flights in Home State


Critics blast EPA for lowering Syngenta pesticide fine





European stocks post best week since 2016 as global appetite for risk ramps up


Belgium: Muslim couple beat up their four children because they were “too Western”


Sweden: Pro-Sharia advocate of polygamy and wife-beating gets green light to open Islamic school




Jewish seniors fight isolation with a fast food community in ‘Wendy’s Shabbat’




FBI agent: Bureau 'dropped the ball' with Florida shooter


State Department Nominee Confirms FBI Was Blocked From Arresting Chinese Security Officials


Man alerted FBI to threatening comment a year before Florida shooting


FBI says it got Jan. 5 tip Florida gunman could be planning 'school shooting'


Fugitive on FBI’s 10 most wanted list captured in Mexico






FCC probing chairman over media mega-merger





Federal Reserve Board seeks to fine and bar Barclays banker over FX manipulation




JPMorgan Whistle-Blowing Case Resulted in Record $30 Million Award




French students cancel Israel festival due to pro-Palestinian protests


Serial killer 'confesses' to killing British student Joanna Parrish in France


Paris suburb becomes jihadi breeding ground and recruitment zone for the Islamic State


France: Muslim leader warns Macron not to meddle with Islam





Wynn Resorts says ex-CEO Steve Wynn not entitled to severance pay


A Chinese Casino Has Conquered a Piece of America




'Innovation and creativity': German army in need of startup founders


German Activist Has Her Eyes Opened About Muslim Refugees


Merkel 'curious not frustrated' after Theresa May meeting (German Chancellor Angela Merkel/British Prime Minister Theresa May)





Only 6% of Washington’s booming Jewish community identify as Republican


A G.O.P. Guide to Mass Shootings




Flu kills first Delaware woman without underlying illness




Terror on a Train


Hollywood activism hurts liberal causes as much as it helps, political scientists say





Cummings: Mueller indictments are evidence of a crime Trump 'tried to cover up' (US Representative of Maryland Elijah Cummings (D)


The GOP Tax Cut Gamble



ICE Steps Up Arrests in California: 212 Illegal Immigrants in One Week


Is ICE immigration crackdown in California bad for business?




Unpublished Data Shows India’s Fraud Problems Extend Far Beyond PNB


Indian water dispute settled after 200 years




Muslim Extremist Who Attacked Church in Indonesia Tried to Go to Syria




IMF Warns Trump's Tax Overhaul Could Fuel a Global ‘Race to the Bottom’




Iranian president: Shias, Sunnis coexisted peacefully before West intervened


Head of Iran’s al Quds Force threatens to “wipe out” Israel





Virginia Imam Shaker Elsayed Encourages 'Armament,' 'Lining Up' For Jihad: The Enemies Of Allah Already Call Us Terrorists, So Let's Give Them A Run For Their Money – Archival 




Israeli-“Palestinian” Arab Conflict Briefing    (Friday, February 16, 2018)


Two terror attacks, two widows, a shared pain


Nasrallah: Downing of Israeli jet 'a big achievement'  (Hezbollah terrorist leader Hassan Nasrallah on Friday boasted that Syria’s downing of an Israeli F-16 fighter jet last weekend was a “very big achievement.”)


Hamas, Palestinian Factions In Response To Israel's Airstrikes In Syria: 'Any Israeli Attack, On Any Front, Will Be Answered With A Comprehensive War On All Fronts'


Report: Israel returns bodies of two terrorists


Coalition Rivals Preparing for Post-Netanyahu Era (Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu)


TV report claims ‘dramatic’ developments in Case 4000, involving PM’s associates


Arafat’s friend: The Anglican Bishop of Jerusalem


How Israel Could Take The Fight Directly To Iran


Netanyahu to UN chief: Israel won’t allow Iran to establish foothold in Syria


Following Goldin Family Petition: Hamas Prisoners’ Visits Suspended


Netanyahu: Austrian leader intends to change voting pattern at UN


Omar al-Abed, Palestinian teen who killed 3 settlers in July, sentenced to life in prison


Haley to address AIPAC conference; Trump-Netanyahu to meet March 5


Abbas To Meet Putin in Moscow Amid Peace Process Impasse (“Palestinian” Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas /Russian President Vladimir V Putin)


Spared by Shabbat, first asylum seekers facing deportation given until Sunday


Israeli naval forces open fire at Gazan fishermen


Hamas says it discovered tiny spy camera in Gaza field


Why is the PA lying to its own children?


IDF said to return bodies of 2 West Bank (Judea and Samaria)  terrorists (Israel Defense Forces)


Israeli forces seal Nablus-area village, revoke permits of several local workers


Israeli-Lebanese Peacemaking Thru Energy Dealing in Beirut


Army to open criminal probe into 2015 death of 18-year-old Palestinian


Israeli settlers severely beat Palestinian youth at Al-Aqsa Mosque compound


How Israel could take the fight directly to Iran


Hamas Outraged by US ‘Human Shields Prevention Act’


Palestinians hope Omani visit boosts Jerusalem tourism


Netanyahu’s new task: Projecting business as usual in highly unusual times


Israel’s gun control laws can make the US safer, too




Tillerson to Hariri: Iran’s Influence ‘Unhelpful to Lebanon’s Long-term Future’ (video)


Lebanon speaker: US proposal on Lebanon-Israel disputed waters “unacceptable”


U.S. Overtures to Hezbollah Suggest Internal Trump Admin Battle





We Can’t Have A Debate About Guns If Liberals Keep Lying About Them





Malaysia: Chinese Year of the Dog images removed to avoid offending Muslims




Can’t Let It Go: CNN Hung Up on Collusion Despite Mueller Indictments


CNN video shows school shooting suspect doing target practice


Insane Hypocrisy: Here’s What Candidate Joe Scarborough Told the NRA


5 Terrible Things the Media Communicates to Every Potential School Shooter


Dubious Report That Florida Shooter Was White Supremacist Apparently Started With 4Chan Prank


CNN exploits a mother’s grief


How media frenzy is already inspiring next school massacre


Want To Prevent Mass Shootings? Stop The Wall-To-Wall National Media Coverage


Media ignoring 1 crucial factor in Florida school shooting





Key GOP lawmaker backs Medicaid expansion in Virginia




Look who’s irrelevant in Mexico’s prez race




Saudi Arabia's high-speed Haramain train to generate over 2,000 jobs, says official




US Pacific Command Admiral ready for war with China, but hopes it won’t happen


Achieving a 355-Ship Navy ‘Before This Decade Is Out’


Trump's Military Budget: Seventy versus Seven Hundred


Troubled transition: Tricare changes endanger autism therapy services for military families


Pentagon watchdog raises doubts about Afghan war progress


AFRICOM sees growing threat from ISIS affiliate


General: US troops in Europe must adjust to 'changing character of war'


V.A. Secretary Says Officials Are Trying to Force Him Out


4 Big Lies in Anti-Trump Ad '30 Seconds to Nuclear War'





Aung San Suu Kyi Scores 1st  Win in Myanmar's Crumbling Peace Process





Polish PM slams NATO 'free riders' before Berlin visit


US says NATO closing gaps in alliance unity




Why Pakistan is sending troops to Saudi Arabia


Pakistan Under Scrutiny for Planned Troop Deployment in Saudi Arabia


Pakistan Deploys Troops To Saudi Arabia For “Bilateral Security”- Pakistan And Saudi Arabia’s Goose Is Cooked, Turkey And Iran Are Waiting To Chow Down


India wasted opportunity for normalisation of ties with Pakistan: Khurram Dastgir


State of Non-Affairs: Why Israel And Pakistan Don’t Relate


Senate warned against Pakistan being put on watchlist country


Pakistani Court Orders 12-Year-Old Christian Girl Kidnapped, Raped, And Forced To Convert To Islam And Marry Her Rapist To Return To Her Parents




The Tea Party is dead — it’s the Covfefe Party now




Rapper Meek Mill’s Chances Of Getting An Early Release From Prison Just Went Way Up






Popular Dog Food Brands Recalled After Repeatedly Testing Positive for Euthanasia Drug





What happens when blacks forgive whites




Russian Intellectual Lukyanov: 'The Philosophy Associated With Trump Is Becoming The Norm, A Natural Part Of The Global Picture'


Lavrov stresses that US intends to carve up parts of Syria (Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov)


 Trump Stares Down Putin In Syria (Russian President Vladimir V Putin)


Why the West needs strong Russia and strong Putin


American Nationalists Are Awfully Quiet about Russia


MiG Corporation to make fifth-generation fighter from MiG-35


Russia’s Clash With the West Is About Geography, Not Ideology

‘Absurd’ meddling claims & indictment of Russians show new US policy – Russian FM spokesperson


Russia deploys powerful army in the Caucasus to contain NATO


This Is What $1.25 Million Dollars a Month Bought the Russians


Russia Raises Minimum Wage 43% Ahead of Presidential Elections


Russian cargo ship docks at International Space Station





Gay Olympians are accidentally proving why same-sex ‘marriage’ is wrong





SEC denies Chicago Stock Exchange sale to China-based investors





Mitt Romney running for Senate in Utah


Immigration bills fail in the Senate, fate of Dreamers murkier than ever


No Room for Debate: Senate Fight Over Immigration Is a Bust


Rubio calls for probes into FBI's 'inexcusable' failure on Florida shooter tip  (US Senator of Florida Marco Rubio (R)


Ted Cruz Slams CNN’s Chris Cuomo for Falsely Claiming He’s ‘Afraid’ to Appear on CNN (US Senator of Texas Ted Cruz (R)





Brazil yellow fever vaccine campaign struggling to meet goal




Why North Korea sent hundreds of cheerleaders to the Olympics


More Young Koreans Run Away from Home in Tough Job Market


Half a Million Koreans to Spend Lunar New Year Abroad


South Korea’s ‘Iron Man’ Yun Sung-bin wins historic gold in men’s skeleton


S. Korea will maintain tight bird flu quarantine regime during the Olympics: minister


Norovirus affected Swiss athletes, but they were not in village: IOC





Is CA Senate Rigging Report In Harassment Probe of Sen. Tony Mendoza?




Justice Clarence Thomas says he's 'worn down' with victimhood culture




Turkey hits Kurds with toxic gas, 6 civilians injured – Syrian media


Syrian air defenses spread out to target US as well as Israeli overflights





Ministry rebuts US official on status


Hong Kongers eyeing emigration look to Taiwan


Taiwan president wishes China happy New Year





A Millennial Bin Laden Prepares To Take Over Al-Qaeda – And Possibly The Global Jihad Movement


Twin brothers arrested in NYC on explosives charges after bomb-making materials found





US Trading Partners Calling Foul on Trump’s Tariffs





Transgender woman breastfeeds, first case study shows




US and Turkey agree to mend ties; Turks propose joint deployment in Syria


Turkish Vessel Attacks Greek Coast Guard Boat, Erdogan Responds By Building Up Turkish Military Presence In The Aegean Sea (Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan)


Erdogan’s Fatal Blind Spot


Turkey jails six Turkish media workers for life, releases German reporter


New Turkish Media Bill Aims To Monitor ‘Moral Values’


Turkey and US in Talks on Worsening Syria Crisis





FTSE 100 marks best week since 2016, as global stocks rebound


UK Blames Russia for Cyber Attack, Says Won’t Tolerate Disruption





Former UN official: UN workers responsible for 60k rapes in last decade


UN urges Hungary to review anti-Soros bills 




Pope Francis Is Playacting Realpolitik





Trump Can Win More by Tweeting Less


Daily Presidential Tracking Poll


Trump: 'We have to do something' after massacre  


Ex-playmate claims she had affair with Trump


Report details Playboy model and Trump's alleged affair and coverup


Winfrey gets pass from Behar after ‘View’ host mocks VP for talking to God


Mr. President, it’s time to do something about guns


Inaugural Committee Paid $26 Million to First Lady’s Adviser


Kelly makes changes to White House security clearance process after abuse allegations against top aide  (White House Chief of Staff John Kelly)


Rob Porter Ex-Wife Falsely Accuses ... President Trump


Trump Technology Aide Is Latest to Exit Turbulent White House





The world is zeroing in on the end of polio — by stopping people at bus stops, airports and train stations


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