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Saturday, February 18, 2017

 

CELEBRATING 240  YEARS OF LIBERTY AND FREEDOM  

 

 

In Today’s Issue: 

 

ABORTION

 

Finally, Planned Parenthood's fist to be forced out of taxpayers' coffers

 

Norma McCorvey, 'Roe' in Roe v. Wade, is dead at 69

 

House votes to annul rule protecting Planned Parenthood

 

Kentucky abortion laws are an assault on the humanity and intelligence of women

 

Abortion Bill Advances In Oklahoma

 

Brownback wants Congress to copy Kansas abortion restriction

 

Lawmaker Says Limiting Abortion Is Fine Because Some Aborted Fetuses Are Female

 

This Abortion Bill is So Controversial That a Senator Just Smashed a Table During Its Debate (Texas)

 

Indiana House hits pause on abortion reversal bill

 

The Republican “Plan” to Replace Obamacare Includes a Huge Assault on Abortion Access

 

Trudeau Government Minister Says Abortion ‘Empowers Women’  (Canadian Prime Minister Prime Minister Justin Trudeau)

 

AFGHANISTAN

 

Red Cross urges release of two staff in Afghanistan

 

What lies behind uneasy Afghanistan-Pakistan ties?

 

In a first, Pakistan strikes terrorist camps on Afghanistan soil

 

AFRICA

 

The United States Government Declares: Nigeria Is The Most Dangerous Country On Earth To Be A Christian

 

Church Leader in Eastern Uganda Refutes News Story on Church Attack

 

ISIS thriving in Libya 6 years after revolt against Gaddafi  (The late Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi; AVIPP COMMENTARY: Another foreign policy nightmare created by Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton. Read: Hillary's Huge Libya Disaster  ; 'Architects of Disaster' Takes on Obama and Hillary’s Disaster (The price of arrogance in Libya. )

 

African government affected by Trump travel ban hires lobby firm

 

ANTI-SEMITISM

 

Act on rising anti-Semitism, Jewish students tell UK universities

 

Who’s Encouraging Anti-Semitism?

 

ASIA

 

Vietnam's Got a New South China Sea Strategy

 

Brutal Rape, Murder Of Tajik Teen Rocks Quiet Village

 
AUSTRALIA

 

Australia’s new normal … as city temperatures hit 47C people shelter from the deadly heat

 

The ‘gangsta glam’ of Australia’s new criminal class

 

An Australian Trump? Not so fast

 

 

 AVIATION

 

Boeing shares flying high as Trump pays a visit

 

Trump Is Buoyed by Visit to Boeing

 

BALKANS

 

Surprise Twist As Serbian Presidential Race Goes All 'Game Of Thrones'

 

 

BIG GOVERNMENT

 

Why Government Funding Hurts PBS and NPR

 

The new Fifth Column

 

BIOTERRORISM

 

Bioterrorism could kill more people than nuclear war, Bill Gates to warn world leaders

 

CANADA

 

Police investigate anti-Muslim rally outside Toronto mosque as possible hate crime

 

Canada’s first bar for escaping Muslim migrants is a 100-metre straight shot from the border

 

Trudeau's Europe trip dominated by trade and Trump (Canadian Prime Minister Prime Minister Justin Trudeau)

 

Garland in hospital after attack by inmates: Sources

 

Ontario PCs close in on majority territory as Wynne’s support continues to plummet, poll says

 

Sask. nurse who criticized grandfather’s long-term care on Facebook could be fined $30,000

 

Two charged after police confirm Parkdale explosion was drug-related

 

If the Conservatives want to win, they need a leader who can speak French — period

 

Trump administration to expand groups of immigrants to be deported

 

CENTRAL AMERICA

 

El Salvador pardons woman sent to jail for 30 years after suffering a miscarriage

 

CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY (CIA)

 

‘CIA leaks like a sieve, Obama’s holdovers should be probed' - Roger Stone, former Trump adviser

 

Trump yells at CIA director over reports intel officials are keeping info from him  (Director of the Central Intelligence Agency Mike Pompeo)

 

Leaky John Brennan  (Former Director of the Central Intelligence Agency nominee John Brennan)

 

CHRISTIANITY

 

Christophobia: A Global Perspective

 

COMEDY

 

L. Brent Bozell: 'Saturday Night Live' Smears Kellyanne

 

COMMUNIST CHINA 

 

U.S. Policy on North Korea `Not Working,' Chinese Official Says   (AVIPP COMMENTARY: Communist China’s aid policy too Communist North Korea has failed.  Read: China Doubles Aid to North Korea Under Kim Jong-Un  ; The China-North Korea Relationship ; Why does China continue to protect North Korea? It has a lot less to do with communism than you’d think  .)

 

COMMUNIST NORTH KOREA

 

Was it brother? Lover? Crime gang? North Korea rumors abound

 

 

CONGRESS

 

Congress keeps Trump grounded

 

Congress Members Head Home; Liberal Activists Await Them

 

 

COPORATE AMERICA

 

Trump vows penalties for companies that outsource American jobs

 

 

COURTS

 

This Lawsuit Could Answer Lingering Questions About The Trump Dossier

 

Brooklyn man confesses to murdering and dismembering his wife using a 'hammer and handsaw and discarding her remains in a dumpster'

 

Seattle "Dreamer" will stay in custody, judge rules

 

Court rules doctors can ask patients about guns

 

Suspect in slaying of Ohio girl enters plea

 

CRIME IN AMERICA

 

Father, son killed in head-on collision with each other

 

Breaking the Cycle of Violence in Chicago

 

Chicago Police charge man for gang hit that killed 2-year-old boy

 

Woman shot dead; great-grandson, 13, among teens charged

 

Mom's dismembered body feared left across several states

 

Dramatic end to Oakland standoff with armed gunman  

 

Suspects identified in Oroville evacuation looting and robberies   (California)

 

5-year-old in serious condition after being mauled by pit bull (Brooklyn, New York)

 

 

DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL COMMITTEE (DNC)

 

Russian hacks loom over race to lead DNC

 

Buckley shakes up DNC race with Ellison endorsement

 

 

DEMOCRATS (MARXISTS)

 

State Dem leaders livid at Obama organizing group OFA

 

John Podesta: Trump Criticizing Fake News Is ‘Dangerous’

 

Survey: Historians rank Obama 12th  best president   (AVIPP COMMENTARY: The best at destroying America.)

 

Georgia Democrats try to lure Sally Yates into governor’s race

 

Dems taking it on chin in daily tracking poll

 

Larry Elder: What Would John F. Kennedy Think of His Party?

 

DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

 

USDA reposts some animal welfare records after outcry

 

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

 

Education Secretary DeVos Faces Uphill Battle to Give Parents More Choice

 

 

DEPARTMENT HOMELAND SECURITY

 

It Takes an Average of 9 Months to Hire a Border Patrol Agent

 

DHS funds research to counter cyberattacks that brought down Twitter, PayPal

 

 

ECONOMY

 

The Soul of Democratic Capitalism (Michael Novak, RIP)

 

Michael Novak and America’s Moral Ecology

 

A mystery solved: Why real yields are falling despite higher growth

 

 

EDUCATION

 

Penn State frat shut down after pledge's fatal fall

 

Jurupa Valley teachers put on leave after mocking students who joined 'Day Without Immigrants' boycott  (California)

 

Zero Tolerance Policies Unfairly Punish Black Girls

 

Not so fast on those acceptance notes, Columbia University says

 

Students in Ohio's Online Charter Schools Perform Worse Than Peers in Traditional Schools

 

Working Memory as Key to Preventing Misdiagnoses, Overrepresentation of Minorities in Special Education

 

A university takes on one of its own, alumna Kellyanne Conway

 

EGYPT

 

Egypt says it killed senior operative of IS in Sinai

 

Egypt: Muslims shoot Christian teacher in the head as attacks on Christians escalate

 

Egyptian MPs call for Syria’s return to Arab League

 

 

ELECTIONS

 

Here’s Why State Election Officials Think Voter Fraud Is a Serious Problem

 

 

ELECTION 2016

 

AP: Hundreds of Texans May Have Voted Improperly

 

ENERGY

 

Energy Prices

 

Will Clean Coal Play a Big Role in America’s Future?

 

The Murky Future of Nuclear Power in the United States

 

 

ENVIRONMENT

 

Orcas visit the North Puget Sound

 

ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA)

 

What to Expect from Scott Pruitt as EPA Administrator

 

Five things Pruitt can do to cripple the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt)

 

The rebellion at the EPA is far from over

 

New EPA chief Pruitt says he will focus on restoring trust with states

 

The Clean Water Act Needs a Reset

 

 

EUROPE

 

Why Europe fears this great US ambassador

 

EUROPEAN UNION

 

Pence offers ‘unwavering’ NATO pledge, but ‘not a word on EU’

 

Europe Must Plan to Defend Itself

 

EU offers Vietnam a TPP alternative

 

Sweden's Fatuous Feminists

 

E.U. Goes to the Source to Try to Contain Refugee Crisis

 

EUTHANASIA

 

Oregon’s Euthanasia Bill Is Intentionally Ambiguous

 

FEDERAL BUDGET

 

Trump Budget Hit List Has Programs Long in G.O.P. Sights

 

FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION (FBI) 

 

San Francisco Police Department ends cooperation with FBI counterterrorism efforts

 

Why Was the FBI Investigating General Flynn?

Mother-of-two 'Mexican-Muslim' arrested by FBI after she allegedly abducted another woman because she 'brought shame to the Muslim community'

 

FBI agents raid farm house in hunt for killer who murdered two teenage girls hours after they posted a haunting last photo from abandoned railway bridge while hiking in Indiana woods

 

FRANCE

 

France's Fillon vows to run despite 'fake jobs' row

 

Here's what urgently needs to be done to change policing in France

 

 

GERMANY

 

Angela Merkel says Europe must take MORE refugees and Islam 'isn't source of terror'  (German Chancellor Angela Merkel)

 

Germany warns US off hurting Europe, favouring Russia

 

U.S. Pressures Germany to Increase Defense Spending

 

German Politician Declares: ‘Hitler, Please Come Back To Germany. We Need You.’

 

Merkel Says NATO, West Must Protect Principle Of Territorial Integrity

 

Germany’s Merkel: Islam not source of terrorism  (German Chancellor Angela Merkel; AVIPP COMMENTARY: A very foolish individual.)  

 

Merkel: Moscow & West have common interest in fighting terrorism

 

In Germany, the Taboo of Patriotism Is Fueling Far Right’s Rise

 

The Nazi U-boat sunk by a toilet malfunction

 

Adolf Hitler's phone up for auction

 

GLOBALIZATION

 

Forward to Globalist Existence

 

Globalization and President Trump (Now that "America First" reigns, it's time to have a conversation about whether globalization helps or hurts the United States.)

 

GLOBAL WARMING

 

Democrats’ Real Global Warming Fraud Revealed

 

GOP

 

Tom Brokaw: The Offer From Nixon I Refused

 

 

HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

 

One Woman’s Story About the Increasing Costs of Obamacare

 

Where Did The Uninsured Go? Not Where You Thin

 

 

HEALTH CARE

 

California Can’t Afford to Fix Dams, But They Want to Give Universal Healthcare to Illegal Aliens

 

Hundreds of DC Zika virus tests to be re-examined after 'technical issues'

 

 

HOLLYWOOD

 

Syria’s White Helmets to travel to US for Oscars

 

Lindsay Lohan calls on Americans to support Donald Trump

 

 

HOLOCAUST

 

Do Holocaust memories eclipse WWI tragedy for Warsaw’s Jews?

 

HOMOSEXUALITY

 

Officer was told to ‘tone down your gayness’ if he wanted a promotion, lawsuit claims

 

HONG KONG

 

Former Hong Kong chief Donald Tsang found guilty of misconduct

 

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

 

Authorities 'strongly encourage' House members to review security plans before week of town halls

 

Congress members met with some protests at town halls

 

Nunes asks FBI to investigate Trump leaks (House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes (R-California)

 

Rep. Jeffries (D-New York) says Bannon 'is a stone cold racist'  (AVIPP COMMENTARY: This false accusation is getting old.  Marxist Democrats have destroyed America and will now try to deflect the truth with false allegations. )

 

Jason Chaffetz investigates media leaks instead of Russia controversy  (US Representative of Utah Jason Chaffetz (R)

 

 

IMMIGRATION

 

At least 140 Somali refugees settled in US after court suspends ban

 

Miami-Dade drops "sanctuary" status despite undocumented immigrants' fears

 

Trump may have bad intentions, but Obama was a deporter-in-chief too

 

Did anyone notice anti-Trump 'Day Without Immigrants?'

 

Crackdown on Immigration Faces Logistical Hurdles

 

How enforcing Trump’s immigration actions could hurt public safety


IMMIGRATION AND CUSTOMS ENFORCEMENT (ICE)

 

ICE: Yes, 75 Percent Of Illegal Immigrants We Arrested Have Criminal Records

 

Criminal Aliens Detained in Sanctuary NYC Include Gang Member, Rapists, Sex Offenders

 

State trooper in hot water over calling ICE (Washington state)

 

 

INDIA

 

UP election phase 3: In litmus test, SP eyes rerun of 2012 sweep

 

Pakistan finally puts Hafiz Saeed on its terror list

 

India waiting for ‘credible action’ against Hafiz

 

India’s only volcano active again

 

Indian Navy inducts second sailboat 'Tarini'

 

India and US in talks on F-16 jet factory: Lockheed

 

India to meet its target of milk, meat and egg production this year

 

INFRASTRUCTURE

 

Sanctuary Cities Order Puts Infrastructure Projects in Question

 

INTELLIGENCE COMMUNITY

 

The Russian Conspiracy Theory Boils Over

 

INTERNET 

 

Dad warns being 'propositioned' part of online kids' game

 

INTERNATIONAL CRIMINAL COURT

 

Bosnia To Appeal 2007 UN Court Ruling That Cleared Belgrade Of Genocide

 

IRAN

 

Trump fears may thaw Iran, Gulf relations, analysts say

 

Top Iranian general: World knows US can’t threaten Iran

 

Iran to hold new military drill despite US warnings

 

New Political Unrest in the Oil-Rich Fields of Iran

 

 

ISRAEL

 

Israeli-“Palestinian” Arab Conflict Briefing     (Saturday, February 18, 2017)

 

Israeli Forces Are Firebombed in Hebron

 

The ball is now in Netanyahu’s court   (Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu)

 

Fatah official: Palestinians have "right" to use terror to "liberate our homeland"

 

Amona Residents to Demonstrate Across from Cabinet Meeting

 

Funeral held for Palestinian, shot by Israeli forces 3 months ago while crossing the street

 

Trump Reaffirms Bond With ‘Cherished Ally’ Israel in Weekly Address

 

Despite Trump’s indifference, the two-state solution isn’t dead… yet

 

Female ambassadors in Israel meet

 

Lebanese President issues warning to Israel

 

Modi’in Illit couple held on suspicion of abusing sick child

 

Over 100,000 Palestinians send Trump letters for Palestine

 

Palestinian family in East Jerusalem forced to demolish their own home

 

Veteran Israeli diplomat predicts premature end to Trump presidency

 

Bennett and Shaked reassure Amona evacuees (Israeli Education Minister and chairman of the Bayit Yehudi (Jewish Home) party Naftali Bennett)

 

Palestinian prisoner's health condition deteriorates in Israeli custody

 

‘Hamas will never be able to surprise us’

 

Munich conference cancels joint session with Liberman, Zarif (Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman/(Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Zarif)

 

Toda = Shukran: Teaching Hebrew to Arabs online

 

Do not let go of the Green Line: It is Israel’s Achilles heel

 

Austrian Interior Minister looks to Israel for security expertise

 

Liberman: ‘Cool down’ on talk of West Bank (Judea and Samaria)  annexation, sovereignty

 

Netanyahu leaves Sunday for historic visits to Singapore, Australia

 

Why a two-state solution doesn't guarantee peace

 

The Trump-Netanyahu Alliance

 

JAPAN

 

Tokyo bets on lighter frigates, plans to double E. China Sea naval build-up – reports

 

Bad news from Japan's wrecked Fukushima nuclear reactor

 

 

LIBERALISM

 

Behavior of Scientologists and Liberals Eerily Similar

 

The Left's Endgame of Gnostic Activism

 

A Canary Revealing Liberal Fascism  (Liberals don’t object to the NSA spying on Americans – they object only to the NSA spying on terrorists.)

 

MALAYSIA

 

Autopsy on N. Korean inconclusive as 4th person arrested

 

MEDIA 

 

Kennedy Jr., Robert De Niro Ask Journalists to Scrutinize Vaccine Safety Science

 

When President Obama’s National Security Advisor Lied, The Media Laughed

 

A Special Prosecutor: The New York Times Next Bad Idea

 

Why The Left Suddenly Thinks Teen Vogue Is A Great News Source

 

The Washington Post Takes Russian Government Money

 

Are news anchors playing into Trump’s hands?

 

Two-thirds of voters say media 'tougher' on Trump than Obama

 

Why the Media’s Trump Lie Machine is Failing

 

 

MEDICARE

 

Scheme Tied to UnitedHealth Overbilled Medicare for Years, Suit Says

 

MEXICO

 

Mexico could end drug, security co-operation if Trump pushes trade terms, minister warns

 

Hundreds of Mexicans form HUMAN WALL at the border to protest Trump's controversial immigration plans

 

MIDDLE EAST

 

Trump Sons Open Dubai Golf Club as Namesake Now US President

 

Unraveling the mystery over ‘Muslim NATO’ chief Raheel Sharif

 

MILITARY

 

U.S. aircraft carrier strike group patrols in South China Sea

 

Trump Won’t Do What Is Necessary To Defeat ISIS Because That Would Be War

 

F-15s scramble to intercept unresponsive aircraft over restricted airspace over West Palm Beach

 

Veterans have a problem that no amount of parades or VA funding can solve

 

Almost two-thirds of Navy Super Hornets out of service because of wear

 

Chinese legal draft could pose challenge for Navy in South China Sea

 

Draft memo called for mobilizing National Guard for immigration roundups

 

NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR THE ARTS (NEA)

 

For the umpteenth time, the National Endowment for the Arts deserves its funding  (AVIPP COMMENTARY: Another big government wasteful program that needs to be cut.)

 

 

NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION (NASA)

 

Nasa revives "weird life forms" living inside crystals for 60,000 years, raising hopes of finding alien organisms in space

 

NASA's Juno spacecraft to remain in extra-long orbit for the rest of its time at Jupiter

 

 

NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISER

 

Trump to interview candidates for national security adviser Sunday

 

Ex-UN Amb. Bolton Emerging as Frontrunner to Replace Flynn  (AVIPP COMMENTARY: This is very good news.)

 

WSJ: Petraeus Off Trump's List of Flynn Replacements   (Former Director of the Central Intelligence Agency David H Petraeus )

 

Help wanted: National security adviser who can handle the chaos

 

Kellogg said ready to take top security post if Trump offers; Bolton also in mix

 

Report: Harward refused NSA job after watching Trump presser

 

East Germany On The Potomac 

 

Charles Krauthammer: The Case Of The Cover-Up In Search Of A Crime

 

 

NEW WORLD ORDER

 

Facebook's Zuckerberg lobbies for new world order

 

 

NOBLE PRIZE

 

Take Back Al Gore's Nobel And Give It To The Fracking Industry

 

 

NORTH ATLANTIC TREATY ORGANIZATION (NATO)

 

US pledges 'unwavering commitment' to Nato amid rising tension with Russia

 

‘From predictable position of force?’ NATO’s chief tells Russia’s FM there’s ‘room for dialogue’

 

NATO Warned Of Increasing Security Threats To Kosovo From Serbia

 

NATO Officials Say Russian 'Fake News' Seeks to Undermine Alliance

 

OFFICE OF MANAGEMENT AND BUDGET (OMB)

 

Budget chief prepares to become Trump's 'bad cop'

 

PAKISTAN

 

Pak army launches second massive assault against militant hideouts near Afghan border

 

Pakistan skips South Asian speakers’ summit

 

Five terrorists gun down in Layyah: CTD

 

A Wave of Grief and Anger After a Pakistani Shrine Is Bombed

 

Pakistan 'kills 100 terrorists' in crackdown after Isis shrine bombing

 

 

PATRIOTISM

 

Mona Charen: Patriotism, Not Nationalism

 

 

POLITICAL CORRECTNESS

 

Publishers now hiring 'sensitivity readers' to ensure political correctness

 

 

POLITICS

 

Bannon, Priebus to appear together at CPAC

 

Milo Yiannopoulos Taking Stage as CPAC Keynote Speaker (AVIPP COMMENTARY: A sad day for conservatives.)

 

 

PORNOGRAPHY

 

Calif. man sentenced to nearly 40 years for revenge porn

 

Fired for porn past, ex-teacher wants her job back

 

PRESIDENTS’ DAY

 

Abolish Presidents’ Day

RACISM

 

The New Black Panther Party: Black Racism Personified

 

RELIGION IN AMERICA

 

For the past 150 years, Alaskan Jews have blazed trails in the last frontier

 

Bill Donohue Reacts to Death of Catholic Philosopher Michael Novak

 

RESTAURANT INDUSTRY

 

What happened when these restaurants lost immigrant workers for real

 

RUSSIA

 

Trump team sending mixed signals on US approach to Russia

 

Russia’s Lavrov Says Moscow Seeks ‘Pragmatic Relations’ With USA (Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov)

 

Russians Are Turning on Donald Trump

 

Podcast: Putin's Russian Idea (Russian President Vladimir V Putin)

 

US Hesitates to Confirm Sanctioned Iranian General Visited Russia

 

Moody's Says Outlook For Russian Debt Improved By Better Fiscal Management

 

Trump team sending mixed signals on US approach to Russia

 

Russian tabloid: You need to be drunk to understand Trump

 

 This Russian threat cannot go unchallenged

 

 

SCIENCE

 

From China to the pinnacle of American science

 

SECOND AMENDMENT

 

Truth about GOP efforts to restore constitutional gun rights

 

 

SECRET SERVICE

 

Secret Service investigating object tossed at Trump motorcade

 

 

SENATE

 

Senators want materials saved for Trump Russia probe

 

McCain: Trump’s attacks on press are 'how dictators get started' (US Senator of Arizona John McCain (R); AVIPP COMMENTARY: McCain never said this about Obama.)

 

Feinstein: Trump trademark in China may violate Constitution  (US Senator of California Dianne Feinstein (D)

 

Senate Dems ask DHS inspector general for probe of Trump’s business arrangement

 

McConnell pleads with Trump one more time: Stay on message (Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Kentucky)

 

Dem senator: 'This is not the presidency we were promised'

 

McConnell Intends to Replace 'Obamacare' Without Democrats

 

Senators push to end hiring freeze for civilian military workers

 

SOCIAL MEDIA

 

Rhonda Abrams: Why social media is killing your small business

 

Man beaten with frying pan after posting photo of $70K on Facebook

 

SOCIAL JUSTICE

 

Why Social-Justice Warriors Think It’s Okay to Be Racist Towards Asians

 

SOUTH KOREA 

 

Devotion to  Impeached Leader  Splits South Korea Conservatives

 

SPACE

 

Last-Second Launch Delay for SpaceX at Historic Moon Pad

 

SpaceX poised for historic launch

 

 

SPORTS

 

Female high school volleyball coach is charged with having sexual relations with 15-year-old girl on her team

 

Jets player turns himself in for alleged Pittsburgh fight

 

Louisiana high school football coach who banned University of Alabama from recruiting his players is fired

 

Mark Cuban trolls Trump with No. 46 jersey at NBA celeb game

 

One of the NBA’s best coaches finds the opponent of his life in Trump

 

Olympic facilities in Rio neglected since August

 

NHL Scoreboard

 

 

STATES

 

Officials express confidence that Oroville Dam crisis is stabilizing, but residents grow anxious as powerful storms move in  (California)

 

Powerful storm pelts Calif. and brings risk of flooding

 

Another smelly Cuomo giveaway  (Governor of New York Andrew M Cuomo (D)

 

It's ba-a-ck! Oroville again threatening lives  (California)     

 

STATE DEPARTMENT

 

Tillerson, Wang in highest-level US-China meet under Trump   (US Secretary of State Rex W Tillerson)

 

Tillerson Lays Out Condition For Syria Military Cooperation With Russia  (US Secretary of State Rex W Tillerson)

 

What Does Rex Tillerson Need To Know?

 

State Department trims its upper ranks as Rex Tillerson retools personnel

 

SUPREME COURT 

 

In reviewing ‘Hobby Lobby’ opinion, Jews see reasons to diverge over Neil Gorsuch

 

Gorsuch May Join SCOTUS in Time for Religious Liberty Case

 

SYRIA

 

Why Would America Deploy Troops to Syria If ISIS Is Already in a Death Spiral?

 

Russian strategic bombers hit ISIS in Raqqa

 

Can Trump rescue his Syria deal with Putin?  (Russian President Vladimir V Putin)

 

Pentagon has evidence of ISIS ‘exodus’ from Syria’s Raqqa

 

Syrian Rebel Gets Life Sentence for Mass Killing Caught on Video  

 

TAIWAN

 

China threatens to block Taiwan's international space after legislators visit India

 

Taiwan regrets Spanish decision to deport Taiwanese to China in fraud case

 

TAXATION

 

Kudlow to NewsmaxTV: Trump Needs Quick Tax Cut to Score Political Points

 

Bill Gates: Robots that steal human jobs should pay taxes

 

 

TECHNOLOGY

 

Yes, those are robots you see on the streets of Washington, DC

 

 

TERRORISM

 

Trump May Add Muslim Brotherhood to Terror List

 

Denver: Pipe bombs discovered in hotel room of Muslim ex-Marine

 

The “Russia Scare” Coalition: ISIL’s “Useful Idiots”?

 

'Blind Sheik' Abdel-Rahman, whose mosque followers bombed WTC in 1993, dies

 

Omar Abdel Rahman, the ‘Blind Sheikh,’ Is Dead

 

Convicted Terrorist and Fraudster Gets New Trial Date

 

ISIS is going broke

 

Denver slaying suspect, Army veteran supports Islamic State

 

 

TRADE

 

The man who warned of ‘Death by China’ emerges as Trump’s inside man on trade

 

The places in America most exposed to a trade war

 

TURKEY

 

Kurds pledge to fight Turkey to retain Syria's Manbij

 

Turkish deputy PM slams Germany's espionage claims for imams

 

16 ISIL militants ‘neutralized’ in northern Syria

 

Turkish PM Yıldırım meets German chancellor, Azerbaijani president

 

One Danish tourist dies after falling off balloon in Cappadocia

 

Top Turkish, US soldiers meet at İncirlik to discuss anti-terror fight

 

Peace talks will resume, says Turkish Cyprus president

 

Turkey will be part of Raqqa op if deal reached, says Turkish PM

 

10-year-old child killed in southeast Turkey car bomb

 

 

UNITED KINGDOM (BRITAIN)

 

Brexit Trade Deals Could Change the British Landscape

 

UK: Tory MP says views of some conservative Anglicans “differ little from ISIL”

 

Tony Blair: Scottish independence case ‘much more credible’   (Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair)

 

Return of pounds and ounces? Britain might allow firms to use imperial measures after Brexit

 

Donald Trump and UK politicians: What they said then v now

 

 Push for Diesel Leaves London Engulfed in Smog

 

Scotland’s weather: Caribbean hot air to push up temperatures

 

20k patients wait over 4 hours at Queen Elizabeth A&E

 

 

UNITED NATIONS

 

Flynn Pressured U.N. on Israel Vote Before Taking Office

 

UN: Sea Ice In Both Arctic, Antarctic Hits Record Low

 

U.N. leader blames 'Islamophobia' for rising global terror

 

 

WHITE HOUSE

 

President Trump’s Weekly Address

 

Poll: Americans want Democrats to work with Trump

 

Red Alert! Total Martial Law Takeover in America (You know Trump's good when evil is decloaking to destroy him.)

 

Leaked Trump tape: 'You are the special people'

 

WH denies report Navy Secretary nominee will withdraw

 

Special Report: Trump Says MSM Is “Enemy Of The American People”

 

Priebus: Trump's comments on the media should be taken 'seriously'  (White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus)

 

Police say 9,000 people turned out for Trump's rally

 

Schiff on Trump's media slam: 'Something that you hear tin-pot dictators say'

 

Trump calls audience member onto stage at rally

 

Trump returns to Florida for campaign rally, hoping to reignite voters with unfiltered message

 

Trump Set to Hold Campaign Rally in Florida Today

 

Look, I can't be all bad! Grandpa Trump spends some time with Ivanka's kids on the South Lawn as he leaves the White House following a tumultuous week

 

Trump, citing Limbaugh, defends his news conference

 

Outspoken designer Karl Lagerfeld says Americans will have to learn to 'deal' with Trump as he refuses to mix fashion and politics by dressing Melania to meet Netanyahu

 

Trump said he would isolate his family businesses, but they have already seeped into the White House

 

Trump's Mar-a-Lago visits are hurting business, companies say

 

Trump ignores 'the grown-ups' in his Cabinet

 

Donald Trump presidency ‘could be second shortest in history’

 

Senior Republican adviser says something is ‘deeply wrong’ with Donald Trump

 

Democrat from ultra-liberal Portland, Oregon says he's looking at the 25th amendment because he fears for Trump's mental health

 

The #Resistance is pushing Republicans to back Trump

 

Why Are Trump’s Approval Numbers Low? Ask The Haters

 

 That’s Entertainment! Trump’s 75-Minute Tour de Force

 

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Baby sloth unveiled at Mississippi zoo

 

 

 

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