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Monday, February 19, 2018






In Today’s Issue: 




Pro-Lifer Runs Against Democrat Who High-Fived Lawmakers After Voting to Keep Late-Term Abortions Legal


Legislation could introduce one of strictest anti-abortion laws nationwide (Iowa)


Amazing Image Shows Bright Light and Sparks That Occur at Conception


Republican leaders back constitutional amendment on abortion (Kansas)


Some of the Greatest Quotes From Our Most Pro-Life Presidents


Pregnant immigrant forced to request pro-abortion lawyers despite wanting to save her baby


Mississippi Governor Wants His State to be “the Safest Place in America” for Unborn Babies


Planned Parenthood fights for ‘absolute right’ to abortion based on race, Down syndrome


Tennessee Panel Passes Bill To Defund Planned Parenthood Abortion Chain


New Kansas Measure Says There’s No Right to Abortion in the Constitution


Iowa Senate Committee Passes Bill to Ban All Abortions After an Unborn Baby’s Heartbeat Begins


God bless this abortion mill


My Turn: Even on an issue like abortion, we are neighbors, not enemies


14,000 Babies Saved From Abortions Since 40 Days for Life First Started in 2007


Abortion Activists Freak Out as Support for Legalizing Abortion in Ireland Collapses




War in Afghanistan: Threat of attacks 'worse than ever'


‘It shatters our spirits’: Deadly bomb attacks in Afghanistan leave street cleaners with a gruesome task


Pakistan blocking access to grazing land leaves Afghan nomads trapped, hungry





Suspected Al Shabaab Militants Kill Three Christians in Northeast Kenya, Sources Say


Nigeria: Muslims wipe out 15 villages in mass slaughter of Christians, government does nothing


Mozambique rubbish dump collapse 'kills at least 17' people




Flier’s flatulence forces plane to make an emergency landing




Euthanasia Supporter Exposes Assisted Suicide Activists: They’ll Break the Law to Kill More People  (Brussels, Belgium)




The Australian dollar is treading water


Elon Musk wants Australia to shake up its power grid


Australia, U.S., India and Japan in talks to establish Belt and Road alternative: report


Australian lawmaker's online gun picture post sparks police review


Pointed Question in Australia: Is Taiwan Part of China?




Barack Obama’s border mess, mayhem, madness rage on




Toronto stock index higher, sparked by energy sector


Liberals look at creating use-it-or-lose-it leave for fathers, Trudeau says (Canadian Prime Minister Prime Minister Justin Trudeau)


Bombardier may lay off hundreds of workers in Quebec if no orders come in


 Canadian military rethinks morale tours in wake of Tiger Williams sex assault allegations


Catholic Bishop: Discrimination Against Pro-Life People is Turning Christians Into “Second Class Citizens”


Ban the Vancouver Canucks! Here is how ridiculous a B.C./Alberta trade war could become


Globe investigation into money laundering in B.C. real estate will lead to new rules, AG says


Quebec man charged with murder of Alberta woman found in rancher's field 16 years ago




Trump adviser on Christian 'double standard': What if Joy Behar said 'same thing about Islam'




Why Alleged North Korean Links Froze a Baltic Bank


North Korea's failed Olympians hope to avoid life-threatening consequences


North Korea hackers and the cryptocurrency crisis


Video: The Defectors  (Escapees from North Korea's prison camps share their harrowing ordeals.)





Florida school massacre leads GOP to consider alternatives


Tax Overhaul Gains Public Support, Buoying Republicans


Spending Bill Sets Path to Fix Looming Pension Crisis


Uncertainty about voter demands, impact of new laws has Congress in inertia over gun violence




Florida school shooting suspect Nikolas Cruz stays silent during second court appearance


Trial to expose radical Islamic agents embedded in U.S.





Woman arrested over nasty note on ambulance responding to emergency


Ohio pastor helped rob Sunday school teacher at church: Cops


Girl, 17, accused of setting her dad up to be carjacked at gunpoint


Fat cops are weighing down the NYPD


On gun violence, we are a failed state


Sheriff visits boy shot while shielding classmates in school massacre


Student used his body as human shield to protect classmates


School system tried for years to help Florida shooting suspect


Hero Florida teacher gave fiancée instructions if he died in a shooting


Funeral after funeral, an emotional marathon for survivors of the Parkland school shooting


Petition seeks military funeral for Douglas JROTC cadet who ‘died a hero’


Video shows Nikolas Cruz fighting students in 2016


Woman, 20, accused of shooting and killing driver who cut her off


Junior ROTC leader stunned that 19-year-old suspect was his cadet


A Support System for Grieving Families Mobilizes in Florida


As Florida Begins to Mourn, a Search for Solace and Action





Prosecutor may seek death penalty for Florida gunman





Rare copy of Declaration of Independence survived Civil War hidden behind wallpaper




Time to Rebrand the Democratic Party as Socialists


Pennsylvania's new congressional map could boost Democrats




Interior plan to use drilling funds for new projects met with skepticism





Exclusive: Mueller's interest in Kushner grows to include foreign financing efforts (Justice Department special counsel former FBI Director Robert Mueller)


Where Are the Indictments of Obama’s Foreign Colluders?


Sessions says he’s ‘aggressively’ going after leakers (US Attorney General Jeff Sessions)


Russian influence operation attempted to suppress black vote: Indictment


What Mueller indictments mean for Trump, Democrats — and Facebook (Justice Department special counsel former FBI Director Robert Mueller)


Attacking the ‘Woke’ Black Vote (The Russia indictment shows that black folks had unwanted hands on their backs, nudging them toward apathy.)


Mueller’s Sop to the Slavering Media


Russian Meddling Was Drop in Ocean of American Discord


Mueller Indicts the Cold War





Thank You Gerber for Selecting a Baby With Down Syndrome as Your Spokesbaby





Second earthquake in days hits southern Mexico




Dollar steadies versus rivals in holiday-thinned trade


The stock market’s new ‘wall of worry’ is built on inflation and interest-rate fears


Tudor Veteran Says Just a Little More Inflation Could Rock Bonds


Asian shares extend global recovery, volatility subsides


Japan Stocks Gain as Yen Rise Stalls; Oil Climbs: Markets Wrap


Today, inflation. Tomorrow, crisis?




Waking up to China’s infiltration of American colleges


Ohio sheriff gets strong response from offer of free gun instruction for teachers


Todd Starnes: University re-invites Christian speaker who triggered LGBT students


Promising Ivy League student, 19, killed in opioid crisis


Beware: 'campus values' are infecting the rest of America


A guaranteed remedy to reduce gun violence at schools




ISIS Steps Up Threats To Tourists, Christians, Government, Military In Egypt As Elections Approach


Al-Sisi’s pre-election maneuvers (Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi)


Egypt Signs $15 Billion Deal to Import Israeli Natural Gas


Egypt says three soldiers killed in campaign against militants


Forget the Terrorists, What about Your Government, Mr. Sisi? (Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi)





If Your Voters were Persuaded by Bad Russian Ads, They Were Never Your Voters


New Dem hot take: Russian election ‘meddling’ is just like Pearl Harbor!





Dem presidential candidate to run on 'Universal Basic Income'




Oil futures rise, as supply fears wait in the wings


Energy Prices





Under fire for travel expenses, EPA’s Pruitt cancels trip to Israel (Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt)





 The Armenian Genocide teaches us how governments use terrorism to create propaganda to justify genocide





European stocks end day with losses, driven lower by Daimler and Reckitt Benckiser


Hungarian Prime Minister: ‘Christianity is Europe’s last hope’


Sweden: Muslim teen beats his sister with baseball bat for refusing to wear Islamic veil


Sweden Is Getting Worried About Its Cashless Society


Denmark: Muslim who attacked couple with axe yesterday has robbed a bank today


Polish leader denies being a Holocaust revisionist after blaming ‘Jewish perpetrators’


Sweden: Children as young as six pray for jihad war in taxpayer-funded mosques


Netherlands: Sermon calling for jihad and martyrdom preached in at least one Turkish mosque


In open letter, Polish Jews say they don't feel safe in Poland




Dementia Patient’s Family Gets Doctor to Euthanize Him Without His Consent (Belgium)


Hospital Threatens to Withdraw Patient’s Food and Water, Removes Ventilator Over Family’s Objections




FBI: Famous But Ineffective





Obama’s real debt and deficit legacy




What George Washington means for us today




France: Two men stabbed in the neck outside train station in busy tourist hotspot


Les Patriotes: What you need to know about France’s newest far-right party


Macron's 'repressive' migrant law faces rough ride in parliament  (French President Emmanuel Macron)


France to grow wolf packs despite farmers' anger




Germany seeks new spy satellites to get intel ‘independently from US’ – report


Germany: Taxpayers are funding Sharia-loving Muslim migrant with two wives and six children


Far-right AfD now the second most popular party in Germany: poll


Merkel picks ‘mini Merkel’ and heir apparent for top party role (German Chancellor Angela Merkel)


High court to rule on whether banks can keep addressing women as men




Volcano Alerts: You want to talk 'catastrophic climate change'?




GOP inches closer to gun reform


GOP candidate in Maryland raffles off AR-15 in fundraiser




Will coffee in California come with a cancer warning?





Omarosa explains why she left Hillary Clinton's campaign for Trump's on 'Celebrity Big Brother'




Gowdy on Mueller indictments: "This is exactly what we wanted him to do" (US Representative of South Carolina Trey Gowdy (R)


Not your usual Democrat: Pennsylvania candidate supports gun rights




Aliens Who Didn’t Register Under DACA: ‘Lazy’ Or Committing Fraud?


Focus on Dreamers breeds resentment from other immigrants here illegally



Antifa Thugs Target ICE




Trump Jr. to give foreign policy speech while on 'unofficial' business trip to India


India's federal investigators close bank branch at heart of fraud


Landmine kills poll candidate in troubled district of Indian state


India’s democracy and Modi’s reforms (Prime Minister Narendra Modi)




Taxing America out of its liberties




3 police officers killed as religious group’s protest turns violent in Tehran (Video)


Iran Suspends Recovery Effort As All Aboard Crashed Plane Feared Dead


Trump slams Obama’s nuclear deal payment to Iran


The nuclear agreement is ‘the worst deal ever’ — for Iran





Iraqi Court Sentences Turkish Woman to Death for Joining ISIS


‘We do not work for you,’ Iraqi officials tell advisor to Iran’s




Muslim intolerance of Christians written in stone





Israeli-“Palestinian” Arab Conflict Briefing    (Monday, February 19, 2018)


Israel plans new law to ban Palestinians from Jerusalem


After IED attack, Israel warns Gazans of more severe response to protests


Despite Political Tensions, Israel & Palestinian Authority Forge Economic Ties


Netanyahu asks visiting NFL players to be ‘gladiators’ for Israel (Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu)


Palestinian leader’s bid for UN spotlight ‘may backfire’


Third soldier from deadly Route 6 crash succumbs to wounds


Sheikh of Al-Azhar Ahmed Al-Tayeb: People say terrorism is Islamic, but if not for Israel, there would be no problem


State said to defund Arab theater that held play about terrorist


Israeli Tax Authority: Bitcoin an Asset, Not a Currency


Hamas bans Palestinian women’s TV channel in Gaza


Israel continues airstrike campaign across Gaza, blames all violence on Hamas


Senior Population Authority official arrested on suspicion of corruption


After 2 Failures, Arrow 3 Interceptor ‘Carried Out Its Mission’


After delays, Israel successfully tests Arrow 3 long-range missile interceptor


Deadline passes, but Israel takes no action to deport asylum seekers


Israeli forces detain 17 Palestinians across West Bank(Judea and Samaria) , East Jerusalem


News the Media Aren’t Giving You


Top officials, executives revealed as arrested suspects in Bezeq graft probe


2 Palestinian teenagers killed, 2 more injured after Israeli airstrikes on Gaza


Casting doubt over peace prospects, US envoy says settlers staying put — report


Palestinian laid to rest in West Bank (Judea and Samaria)  as Israel returns body after 5 months


Palestinians slam Facebook for removing pages glorifying attacks on Israelis


Kahlon: The Americans are the only honest brokers  (Finance minister meets PA leader, urges PA to accept US mediation in peace talks.)


In new film, Jewish director challenges Israeli version of 1976 Entebbe rescue


Why Jerusalem is not Islam's 3rd   holiest site




Japan's fiscal target pushed back as government prioritizes social spending


Nippon Steel worries about U.S. trade action, yen's surge




Lebanon's army chief vows to confront 'Israeli aggression'




Man jailed for jihad writes for Washington Post




Mexico’s Second Place in Polls Says He Won't Be Trump's ‘Doormat’


Death toll rises in helicopter crash after Mexican quake




Arab Coalition intercepts ballistic missile over Yemen coastal city


Love revolution: the real force for Mideast change




Major intelligence, strategic failures helped spur US soldiers' deaths in Niger, report says


General officer demoted, forced to retire after flirty messages with subordinate's wife





China is pumping cash into Pakistan, but that might not convince other foreign investors


To enhance CPEC communication, Pakistan makes China's Mandarin an official language




‘Chinese province of the Philippines?’ Duterte says Beijing’s military bases only threaten the US (President Rodrigo Duterte)





Restoring Federalism to the Fight against Poverty




Presidents’ Day 2018 Message We All Need To Hear






Another Dog Food Company Recalls Food Tainted With Euthanasia Drug





Rush Limbaugh: We need concealed-carry in schools, 'bashing the NRA isn't going to do it'




Russia Warns U.S. Not to ‘Play With Fire’ in Syria


Russia: Muslim leaders say Muslim who killed 5 at church while screaming “Allahu akbar” has “nothing to do with Islam”


Islamic State claims Dagestan church attack: “He targeted the Crusaders with his rifle”


Lavrov issues rare rebuke of Iran for calling for Israel's destruction   (Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov)


Kremlin dismisses Mueller's indictment of 13 Russians


Alleged Gunman Identified In Daghestan Church Shooting


 Russia's shadowy world of military contractors: independent mercenaries, or working for the Kremlin?


A penetrating look at Putin's rule (Russian President Vladimir V Putin)





What the Second Amendment Means Today


Fla. students say they are organizing marches nationwide to demand gun control


'Big Bang Theory' star slams NRA, calls for 'civil disobedience' to change gun laws





Secret Service detain Trump motorcade driver after they find gun





Romney Is a Misfit for America


Democrats, Rubio want 'red flags' to enable gun seizures  (US Senator of Florida Marco Rubio (R)


GOP senator rejects Trump criticism of FBI over Fla. shooting and Russia (US Senator of South Carolina Tim Scott (R)





U.S. to Deploy Attack Drones in Korea


South Korea's Moon bemoans GM plant closure, calls on government to be stern in U.S. trade talks  (President Moon Jae-in)


Moon calls for strong reaction to US steel tariffs


PM: Korea 'being driven into difficult situation'


Ivanka Trump to visit South Korea this week


Speculation swirls over allies' military drill




Olympics Day 10: Strong medal chances remain for U.S. in second half of Games


NBC hires figure skater/Mike Pence critic Adam Rippon as Winter Olympics contributor


Patrick, Elliott, Keselowski among stars who crash at Daytona 500   


Black NHL player responds to fans' racial taunts


LeBron James and Laura Ingraham shouldn’t be so quick to write each other off


NBA stars laugh at Fergie’s sultry take on the national anthem


With altered format and legitimate intensity, the NBA All-Star Game gets new life


Russian Leaves for Seoul After Failed Doping Test


 NHL Scoreboard


NBA Scoreboard





New York treats corrupt politicians better than regular citizens


California finally gets a winter as snow, freezing temperatures move in


Plane lands on California highway median; no injuries reported





Rex Tillerson opens up in rare, wide-ranging interview  (US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson)





Syrian Observatory: bombing kills 94 in eastern Ghouta in a day


Assad’s forces, Hezbollah prepare for Iranian-Israeli  (Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad)


The new ‘great game’ in Syria






Magnitude 5.3 earthquake jolts northeastern Taiwan





Kansas Republicans vote to ‘oppose all efforts to validate transgender identity’





Turkey threatens to strike back if Syrian forces protect Kurdish ‘terrorist group’


Syrian Government militias to enter Afrin, Turkey warns they are ready to fight


Turkey warns Assad not to intervene in Kurdish enclave  (Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad)


Turkey says 'nobody can stop' its forces in Afrin


Turkey denies reports Syria will help YPG in Afrin





Uber Eats driver accused of killing customer during delivery


Uber, Lyft driver called 911 before disappearing, family says





FTSE 100’s lower close seen as ‘a pause for last week’s global rebound’


Hillary Campaign Colluded With British Labourites


U.K. Has a Secret Plan to Hold Brexit Cash If EU Refuses to Trade


 Theresa May's Vision Starts to Emerge for Post-Brexit Reality  (British Prime Minister Theresa May)


Amazing 4D Ultrasound Scan Shows Unborn Baby Smiling


UK: Blackburn Cathedral to hold “Jihad of Jesus” seminar


Activists crash BAFTAs in protest of British domestic violence bill


UK: 150 schools now make it compulsory for girls to wear hijab





Daily Presidential Tracking Poll


Trump Signals Interest in Gun Background Checks After Shooting


Outside White House, teens demonstrate for gun control after school shooting


History experts in New York Times op-ed: Trump worst president ever, Obama in top 10


John Kelly, Chinese officials caused commotion over nuclear football in Beijing, report says (White House Chief of Staff John Kelly)


Trump Says Collusion Investigations Play Into Russia’s Hands


Trump backs efforts to improve federal gun background checks, White House says


John Kelly, Chinese officials caused commotion over nuclear football: report  (White House Chief of Staff John Kelly)


Trump and Schiff agree: Obama should have done more to stop the Russians (US Representative of California Adam Schiff (D)


Trump takes heat for saying FBI missed shooter warnings because of Russia


Conservatives outraged at Trump’s funding to subsidize Obamacare insurers


Trump calls out Oprah for biased interview: Hope tv host ‘runs so she can be exposed and defeated’


Trump lashes out over Russia probe in angry and error-laden tweetstorm


Trump to host student ‘listening session’ after Florida massacre


Trump is ignoring the worst attack on America since 9/11


Trump’s Relief Quickly Turns Into Fury After Indictment


Whatever Trump Is Hiding Is Hurting All of Us Now (He either believes Putin’s denials or is afraid of what the Russians have on him.)


Trump, Ryan meet at Mar-a-Lago amid calls for action on gun violence (Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-Wisconsin)


Trump surveyed Mar-a-Lago members over gun control in wake of school shooting: report


Trump’s Fixer Used Tough Talk, Hush Money and Tabloids


Can social psychologists explain why Trump is ruining my friendship?


Trump Criticizes Everyone But Russia for 2016 Election Meddling  



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