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Sunday, February 19, 2017






In Today’s Issue: 




Norman McCorvey, Roe of Roe v. Wade, hailed as prolife hero


Gorsuch and the big question on abortion  (US Supreme Court nominee Judge Neil Gorsuch)


Remembering Norma McCorvey: From ‘Jane Roe’ to anti-abortion activist


Norma McCorvey, ‘Roe’ in Roe v. Wade, Is Dead at 69


Reacting to President Trump, New York Governor Proposes Abortion Amendment





Four million people could flee to Europe if Britain pulls out of Afghanistan, warns defence minister




How a U.S. bureaucrat became Somalian president 


They Are Dying’: Video Seems to Show Massacre in Congo




Man dies after rushing security at Honolulu Airport, sources say





Suspects in Custody for Anti-Semitic Vandalism in UK



Southern Gas Corridor to be completed by 2020: Azerbaijan president



Australia: Islamic State jihadi Khaled Sharrouf first to lose citizenship under anti-terror laws


Prominent Australians line up to oppose Israeli PM's visit


Malcolm Turnbull claims credit for credit card interest rate cuts


Young adults staying at home for longer leaves parents counting the costs





Lawmaker wants to ban forced microchip implants, markings (Nevada)




Wall fund: Aid to Mexico, dollars immigrants send home




Toronto mosque: “O Allah! Give us victory over the disbelieving people…slay them one by one and spare not one of them”


Canada opens its hearts to Syrian refugees


Vancouver hosts 2nd B.C. debate for Conservative leadership candidates


Chasing the Canadian dream: The real force driving the housing boom in our nation’s biggest cities


 'Someone is going to slip through': Worry grows over influx of asylum seekers


Muslim group concerned about ‘hateful gathering’ outside Toronto mosque


'I was in shock': Why Canadians are still struggling with runaway cellphone charges


This Queen’s student froze to death on a Kingston pier. Here’s how he came back to life


Canada: Bomb-making materials found at Muslim teen’s home


Brian Mulroney sings for Donald Trump


Warning: Canada is not what you think it is




Trump's CIA honors Saudi for fighting terror, despite nation's terror ties





"Saturday Night Live" and the Trump era


Colbert mocks Trump aides Bannon and Miller: ‘It’s a rough time for the Stephen community’




China's Message to Trump With North Korea Coal Ban: Let's Deal


To fill organ donation gap in China, doctors turn to surprising source


China says understands South Korean need for security, still opposes missiles


China's property investment to grow less rapidly this year: report


China stages another mass anti-terror rally in Xinjiang


China Suspends All Coal Imports From North Korea




Now That Cuba Is Open, Americans Aren’t Going




'Tipping point' just a few years away for N. Korea's nuclear weaponization


N. Korea will "reject" autopsy results of Kim Jong Un's half-brother, ambassador says





North Korea Bipartisan calls to put Pyongyong back on terrorism blacklist


Mark Sanford (R-South Carolina), Tim Scott (R-South Carolina)Take on Feisty Town Hall Meeting Crowd Head On


Congressman hit with questions, boos over GOP plan to repeal Affordable Care Act


US Congress launches a probe into climate data that duped world leaders over global warming 




Two college hoops players charged after brawl at game


Man charged in fatal shooting of Chicago toddler


I sentenced criminals to hundreds more years than I wanted to. I had no choice.


Teacher-turned-stripper who 'slept with her 17-year-old student hundreds of times' is sentenced to three months in jail and must register as a sex offender




Gruesome find in basement of home called a "messy" crime scene


Unidentified man in photo called suspect in Indiana girls' killings


Police: Man kills mom, starts fire, shoots at cops during 50-mile chase


Accused murderer dies after fight with police officer in Texas


Sickening CCTV footage captures boy, 7, being 'beaten senseless' and struck SIXTY TWO times with a belt by his mother's boyfriend 'because he stole phone charger'


Man arrested in fatal Valentine's Day shooting streamed on Facebook


Tucson mayor carjacked at gunpoint, police say


Arrests made in connection to Utah girl, 14, found injured in canal, police say





DNC chair contender drops out, endorses Keith Ellison





Democrats seek to quell Trump impeachment talk


Bill de Blasio Seeks a Runway to Vogue Voters   (Mayor of New York City Bill de Blasio)



Obama-linked activists have a ‘training manual’ for protesting Trump





Memos signed by DHS secretary describe sweeping new guidelines for deporting illegal immigrants




Standing Rock: DoJ steps up aggression against those still battling the pipeline




Beyond ‘Hidden Figures’: Nurturing New Black and Latino Math Whizzes


'Shaping and spreading a skein of lies': Kellyanne Conway attacked by her alma mater's president in scathing letter rebuking Trump administration




Egyptian president tells US Jews peace deal at top of agenda




Where coal is still king





Wet winter has improved Colorado River basin's water forecast, but the drought endures





Trump: The Obama EPA was 'clogging up the veins of our country', Pruitt will fix that (Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt)




Ukrainian foreign minister blasts Russian propaganda




Dutch MP Geert Wilders calls some Moroccans “scum”


Roman Catholic bishops buy 'sexy' BBC shows for Italian TV channel




Small plane goes down in New Jersey neighborhood




Amid Russia concerns, Comey's closed-door Hill visit results in uncanny silence among lawmakers (FBI Director James Comey)


FBI pursuing at least 3 probes of Russian-backed hacking: report





Democratic FEC commissioner resigns





Analyst: Feminists 'useful idiots' in coalition with Islamists


Sex scandal! How feminists' 'equality' is actually hurting women




McCain sees European worry about Trump's foreign policy rhetoric (US Senator of Arizona John McCain (R)




France denounces cyberattacks blamed on Moscow


France Blames Russia For Poor Performance of Left-Wing Presidential Candidate


Le Pen in 'first' head of state meeting while in Lebanon


Paris clashes: 13 arrested as scuffles break out after protest against police brutality 




Germany scrambles fighter planes for Jet aircraft after communication snag


Bono praises VP Pence in Munich




Greeks Turn to Black Market as Bailout Showdown Looms




Shia LaBeouf brings anti-Trump project to New Mexico


George Takei: On this Remembrance Day, I hear terrible echoes of the past





VP Pence in ‘Emotional’ Tour at Dachau Nazi Concentration Camp




House Intel chairman weighs in on recent leaks to media


Cummings: Dems should work with Trump, but push back when "values clash"  (US Representative of Maryland Elijah Cummings (D)


Nunes eyes many national security issues ahead for Trump  (US Representative of California Devin Nunes (R)


House investigates Russian payment to disgraced former NSA chief Michael Flynn, as FBI says 'he won't face charges over Kremlin links'




'Psychological warfare' Migrants held hostage by fear of federal raids


Breaking the Anti-Immigrant Fever


Thousands rally for immigrant rights in downtown Los Angeles



ICE arrests man who escaped prison in 2003




As US-China ties run into trouble, India eyes bigger Asean role


India's Real Military Problem (And It's Not Pakistan or China)




Mongolia agrees $5.5 billion economic bailout plan with IMF, others




Islamic Republic of Iran: Morality police beat, detain 14-year-old girl for wearing ripped jeans


Pence: US will ‘never’ allow Iran to threaten Israel with nukes (US Vice-President Mike Pence)


Iran's Zarif says use of chemical weapons in Syria cannot be condoned


Iranian Women, before and after the Islamist Takeover


'We just had a Cuban missile crisis' (Trump is 'new sheriff in town' in faceoff with Iran.)




VP Pence Talks Independence with Kurdish President Barzani


Iraq launches new Mosul offensive





Former Trump pal Russell Simmons leads 'I Am A Muslim Too' rally against president


Texas: Muslima kidnapped woman because her “lifestyle brought shame to the Muslim community”


Christian's Muslim attackers 'tormented by visions of blood'





Israeli-“Palestinian” Arab Conflict Briefing     (Sunday, February 19, 2017)


PA wipes Israel off the map


PM Netanyahu on Trump Meeting: ‘New Day’ (Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu)


Netanyahu says peace summit with Sissi, Abdullah was his idea


After magical meeting with Trump, real life awaits Netanyahu


Hunger striker Muhammad al-Qiq held in 'grave-like' prison cell, lawyer says


Hamas condemns 6 ‘informants for Israel’ to death by hanging


GSS Arrests Arab Who Terrorized Jewish Motorists


Health minister orders crackdown after nursing home abuse revealed


ISIS claims 5 killed in Israeli attack in Sinai


Israeli-Canadian filmmaker gives Jewish state’s minorities a major role


Number of female IDF combat soldiers to increase significantly this year (Israel Defense Forces)


Liberman in Munich: Yes to Two-States, with Swapped Land, People  (Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman)


Saudi Arabia and Israel issue twin warnings on Iran


Israeli hospital helps deaf Palestinian children hear for first time


Gaza court sentences to death 6 Palestinians accused of collaborating with Israel


2 Palestinian teens accused in West Bank (Judea and Samaria) shootings


IKEA Apologizes for Cutting Women Out of Catalog for Haredim


Ten Arab men murdered less than 2 months into 2017


Barak: The fiasco of Netanyahu is exposed  (Former Israeli prime minister blasts Prime Minister Netanyahu over report he rejected peace initiative of former Secretary of State John Kerry.)


Hamas court in Gaza sentences 3 to death for alleged spying


Illegal Arab Outpost Near Gush Adumim Receives 40 Eviction Notices


Excavations begin on greater Tel Aviv light rail


Jordanian king: 2-state-solution only way to end Israeli-Palestinian conflict


Saudi FM: ‘Progress Can Be Made in Arab-Israeli Conflict’


Praising Trump, Saudi FM urges progress toward Israeli-Arab peace


Israeli settlers threaten Bedouins in Jordan Valley, attack their sheep


Inviting Trump to Israel, Rivlin says he’s worried by divides in US society (Israeli President Reuven Rivlin)


Outgoing Prosecutor reveals details about secret dialogue with UNICEF  (Prosecutor also reveals details about secret dialogue with UNICEF over “Palestinian”-minors' treatment and about program to reduce night arrests.)


US Intelligence leaks and chaos could compromise Israel


Israel's defense minister says Iran wants to undermine Saudi Arabia (Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman)


Netanyahu rejected regional peace plan last year — report (Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu)


The Palestinians Don’t Deserve a State


Coming Home to Israel




In Lebanon, Druze leader builds avant-garde mosque to preach coexistence


Hezbollah said to have obtained ‘game-changing’ anti-ship missiles




Left without Conviction: Psychodynamics of Trump-Triggered Rage Decompensation




Malaysian police seeking four more N. Koreans over Kim Jong-nam's death [Video]


Final image of Kim Jong-nam moments before death published


Malaysia Looking for 4 North Korean Suspects in Kim Death


Vietnamese man believes sister held over North Korean murder




Moon Wars  (The press just mooned the wrong President.)





Mexico City, Parched and Sinking, Faces a Water Crisis




Saudi Arabia deports 40,000 Pakistanis over jihad terror fears


Tehran provoking war, Yemen complains to UN




US twin sea buildup against China, NKorea, Iran


Is the media "the enemy"? Pentagon chief weighs in  (Secretary of Defense James Mattis)


Former Navy Secretary questions Russia's role in election


Marines accused of violating US Constitution with religious display




James Brown's ‘Funky Drummer' Clyde Stubblefield dies at 73




Rohingya women who spoke out on rape 'pursued by Myanmar officials'


Myanmar soldiers injured in clash with militants in troubled Rakhine




Against all odds: Pakistan-born woman a leading engineer at NASA




Panetta warns Trump's National Security Council is 'dysfunctional'


NSC Official Fired After Reportedly Criticizing Trump, Aides




Michael Flynn has absolutely nothing to fear from the Logan Act


Five myths about treason




Four NATO Nations Would Pick Russia Over U.S. to Defend Them


US and British spies uncover Kremlin 'plot to kill Montenegro's Prime Minister and overthrow the government in election day coup to stop country joining Nato' 




Attack on shrines in Pakistan since 2005


A wave of terrorist bombings tests Pakistani resolve 


Chaos follows Pakistan-Afghanistan border closure




Philippine army to create task force to chase big drug syndicates




How conservatism can thrive under Trump


Libertarians clash with Richard Spencer in DC




Innocent man jailed for 24 years after being framed over a British tourist's murder in New Orleans is freed by two lawyers who exposed a jaw-dropping fit-up that shames the US legal system 




Limbaugh blasts news media attacks on Trump as pointless, 'kind of comical'




US slams Russia's Ukraine decision


'Poisoned' critic Vladimir Kara-Murza leaves Russia for treatment


A back-channel plan for Ukraine and Russia, courtesy of Trump associates


Exclusive: Russia's election day plot to assassinate the prime minister of Montenegro and overthrow its government


Vladimir Putin orders Russia to recognise documents issued in rebel-held east Ukraine  (Russian President Vladimir V Putin)


Where the Booze Can Kill, and Putin Is Deemed a ‘Good Czar’ 





Memories could be erased to cure soldiers of PTSD, say scientists





Governor's proposed gun permit fees come under fire  (Connecticut)





Orthodox coalition urges Senate to confirm David Friedman (Coalition for Jewish Values calls Trump's choice for Ambassador to Israel 'a breath of fresh air', calls on US Senate to confirm him.)


US senator calls for new sanctions against Iran


Paul dismisses McCain’s criticisms of Trump: We're 'lucky John McCain is not in charge' (US Senator of Kentucky Rand Paul (R)/ US Senator of Arizona John McCain (R)


Mike Lee: Tax Reform Is Key For Creating A Principled Populist Agenda   (US Senator of Utah Mike Lee (R)


Graham: A free press and judiciary 'worth fighting and dying for'  (US Senator of South Carolina Lindsey O Graham (R)


Senators want Russia-related materials preserved


Sanders: Trump a 'pathological liar' (US Senator of Vermont Bernie Sanders (I-Socialist)




Ashton Kutcher and Sex Trafficking: The Next Step




Why Facebook feeds division and stress



Argentina coach crash: At least 19 killed near border with Chile


Colombia's Farc rebels complete move to demobilisation zones


After a decade under one leader, Ecuadoreans head to polls to elect a new president




Fewer Parents Willing to Leave Home to Children


Seoul, Beijing collide over THAAD


Minor earthquake rattles Gwangju


Korean export ranking falls to 8th  




SpaceX launches Falcon 9 from historic NASA pad




Barcelona protest to support refugees draws thousands




Pro wrestling supervillain 'The Russian Bear' Ivan Koloff dies at 74


NHL Scoreboard


College Basketball Scoreboard (Men) 




If Oroville Dam failed, residents likely would not be advised in time (California)


Oroville Reveals Concerns About California’s 1,500 Aging Dams


Andrew Cuomo's great highway-sign debacle  (Governor of New York Andrew M Cuomo (D)


‘California is a nation, not a state’: This movement wants a break from the U.S.


Southern California Reels From Floods After Heavy Rains





As Trump makes foreign moves, Tillerson avoids spotlight  (US Secretary of State Rex W Tillerson)




Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch is steadfast — and surprising




Turkish, Russian commanders control line between FSA and Syrian regime in al-Bab: Sources


Russia & Turkey-brokered Syria ceasefire has more chances than any other – UN Syria envoy


Syrian regime launch deadly rocket attack on funeral


Trump says he will get Gulf states to pay for 'safe zones' in Syria




Manufacturing sector posts Q4 growth


Shares end up on technical rebound




Beating Technology Addiction




HBO’s ‘Big Little Lies’ transcends the usual rich-mommies drama




The cleric who altered the course of modern history




Thai police order thousands of worshippers out of scandal-hit temple




Turkish PM, U.S. vice president discuss improving ties: sources


US wants 'new start' in ties, Pence tells Turkey PM


Turkish PM meets Iraqi regional government president


Turkish Airlines flight evacuated after ‘Bomb to Toronto’ note


Vehicle crashes into restaurant, 11 wounded in Turkey’s Bursa


26 People Detained in Car Bomb Attack in Turkey


Turkish economy loses 75 mln liras over foreign trucks’ unpaid fines, international transport head says


Turkish firm to manufacture 10,000 assault rifles





Ex-union leader calls for state waivers from labor laws




UK: Headteacher gets death threats from Muslim parents over her “offensive clothes”


London mayor: ‘Cruel’ Trump should be denied state visit


Lords Kinnock and Mandelson among pro-EU peers looking to force changes to Brexit deal - but they are still earning tens of thousands from Brussels


Brexit EU citizens living in the UK could face legal limbo


Some prison officers set for £5,000 rise


Food safety: Fears of ‘dirty meat’ entering food chain after 25% of abattoirs fail tests


Ex-boxer hurt in 'attempted carjacking'


Alex Salmond admits business rate rise ‘a genuine concern’   (The former First Minister, Alex Salmond, has admitted some Scottish businesses have a “very legitimate” case against business rate rises.)


About 1,800 'vulnerable' chicks dumped


NHS: Charities call for end to rationing of critical care


Man who 'died' 27 times thanks hospital


Boris Johnson held two private meetings with Tony Blair on Middle East despite public spat (British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson/Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair)


Blair 'unhelpful' on Brexit - Corbyn


Fears mount over scale of Buddhist sect sexual abuse


Ukip leader under pressure over claims he served on charity board


Brexit will cut shopping bills by £300 a year, says former minister


 Theresa May to meet boss of French carmaker hoping to buy company  (British Prime Minister Theresa May)


PM to oversee new domestic violence law


Man dies after city street shooting


Traffic halted by Brexit border protest




UN report exposes Houthi violations in Yemen 




Melania Trump attacked for reciting 'The Lord's Prayer' at campaign rally


Trump clarifies Sweden comments  (Trump says comments that baffled Sweden were reference to Fox News story.)


Was Israeli Filmmaker Interview Behind Trump’s Condemnation of ‘Last Night’s’ Terrorist Attack in… Sweden?


Trump's Sweden comment raises questions


Trump's remarks about Sweden create debate and confusion


Trump returns to campaign mode


Swedes baffled by Trump's suggestion of major incident


Priebus says US intel officials call campaign-Russia story 'garbage,' tries to end controversy  (White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus)


Priebus denies any Trump campaign, Russia connections


Carl Bernstein: Trump's attacks on the press 'more treacherous' than Nixon's


President Trump's motorcade hit by wood; 5 students face charges


Reality collides with Trump's promises  (The President proclaims a successful first month despite falling short on major pledges.)


Aide: Report that Christie is taking Trump job is 'absolutely not true'  (Governor of New Jersey Chris Christie (R)


White House denies seeking to hamstring national security adviser


Caught on tape AGAIN: Renewed security fears as leaked audio reveals Trump 'inviting New Jersey golf club guests to come along during cabinet interviews'


After turbulent first weeks in the White House Donald Trump launches 2020 re-election bid in Florida


Juvenile confesses to throwing object at Trump's motorcade


Anti-Trump Protest Planned for Monday in Atlanta


Americans take an anxious journey to the centre of Donald Trump's mind


The Trump Way: Storming to Success


Trump: An hour of negotiations saved more than $1 billion on Air Force One


'I'm here because I want to be among the people': Trump continues his assault on 'fake' news with campaign rally in Florida after First Lady Melania led the crowd in The Lord's Prayer


Christie tells his staff he is taking White House job (Governor of New Jersey Chris Christie (R)


Trump ‘More Streamlined’ Travel Ban Will Have a Rollout Plan


Why Trump’s Florida rally was the right move at the right time


'Hillary for Prison' sign spotted at Trump rally


Trump attempts to reset after rocky start, promising ‘change for the ages’


Struggling to Fill Jobs When Total Loyalty Is a Must


Quit calling Donald Trump an isolationist. He’s worse than that.


Friends No More? Jorge Pérez and Donald Trump


Priebus defends Flynn: 'He didn't do anything wrong' (White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus)


Inside the anger that gave us Trump — and that will long outlast him


Priebus on Trump calling media 'the enemy': 'Take it seriously'


President Returns to Comfort Zone With Election-Style Rally


Unfounded Father? Trump takes Thomas Jefferson quote out of context to bash the media during campaign-style rally in Florida


Lincoln, Washington and Roosevelts remain history’s best presidents in survey




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