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Monday, February 20, 2017





In Today’s Issue: 




Planned Parenthood Kills 323,999 Babies in Abortions, Provides Only 17,419 Moms Prenatal Care


Ex-clinic managers for Planned Parenthood say it treats women like cattle


The Pro-Life Legacy of Norma McCorvey, the ‘Roe’ of Roe v. Wade


Abortion Clinic Rushes Woman to Hospital After Botching 4th  Abortion in 5 Weeks


Mother who made abortion legal in the US - then fought to get it banned: As woman in 'Roe v Wade' case dies at 69, how she was used as a pawn by BOTH sides in incendiary debate 


Is It Appropriate to Compare Abortion Activists to Hitler to Condemn the Atrocity of Abortion?


The death of a hero


Boy Born With 2% of His Brain Stuns Doctors Years After His Mom Refused Abortion


Mystery of the child at the center of Roe v Wade: Mother died without ever reconnecting with the baby girl put up for adoption who was basis for the case that legalized abortion


Roe v. Wade Attorney Sarah Weddington’s Shocking Answer When Asked, “Whatever Happened to Roe?”


'Jane Roe' of Roe v. Wade died as 'friend of life'


'Jane Roe' in her own words: Norma McCorvey's life journey from abortion-rights pioneer to opponent


Mo. governor to fight St. Louis abortion 'sanctuary'


The Untold Story: Abortion Activists Exploited Norma McCorvey to Legalize 60 Million Abortions


APNewsBreak: Utah's anesthesia abortion law unenforced


Abortion Activists Freak Out After Norma McCorvey’s Death: “Abortion Rights Not Far Behind”


Texas Legislators Double Down, Break Glass Table, In Next Big Abortion Fight


Abortionists Violate Law Requiring Anesthesia Before Abortion Because Baby Can Feel Intense Pain


Brownback’s abortion appeal follows plan to go national  (Governor of Kansas Sam Brownback (R)



How Mike Pence used Obamacare to halt Indiana's HIV outbreak (Vice-President Mike Pence)





Sudan Orders Demolition of at Least 25 Church Buildings, Christian Leaders Say


Grenade Attack On Afghan Home Kills 11 Members Family


Harsh weather in Afghanistan kills dozens in blizzard, rainstorms




Eastern Libyan ban on women’s travel without male guardian mocked


‘Man-made’ famine declared in South Sudan: United Nations


Death Toll Hits 34 In Car Bombing At Somali Market


Convoy carrying head of Libya's U.N.-backed govt shot at in Tripoli


Armyworm pests invade southern Africa 'like one of the 10 plagues of the Bible'




Bomb Threats Lead to Evacuations at JCCs in 5 States


In vague tweet, Ivanka Trump appears to address JCC bomb threats


Jewish cemetery in St. Louis vandalized


David Friedman Beware: 200 Years Ago, US Envoy to Tunis Was Fired for Being Jewish


The New York Times’ Cynical Exploitation of Anti-Semitism


Toronto Jews Plagued by Anti-Semitic Notes on Doors & Vandalized Mezuzahs


US Jewish leaders urge Israel to query Trump on anti-Semitism




Ice-locked ship to drift over North Pole


Ice-cold war: Russian icebreakers outnumber U.S. vessels in vital Arctic




Vietnam Seeks Stronger China Ties Despite New Buildup on Disputed Islands


Deadly Avalanches Hit Central Asia





Washington D.C. Becomes 6th  Place in the U.S. to Legalize Assisted Suicide



ASX drops as investors savage Brambles, WorleyParsons


$A set to crack US80c: Deutsche Bank


ASX needs earnings fuel to extend rally


Inside the Aussie dollar's global domination


Preparing for inflation, but dubious of growth


'I swallowed a chicken bone and became a quadriplegic'





Trump’s Wall Can Be a Memorial, Too


How San Diego built a bridge over the wall  (A simple pedestrian crossing created the world’s first true binational airport, and boosted the economies on both sides of the border.)


As U.S.-Mexico border cities celebrate unity, worries of a wall and tighter immigration rules loom




Anti-Semitic notes left on condo doors


Montreal passes motion to become 'sanctuary city' for undocumented immigrants


Loblaw resets all PC Plus passwords after breach steals member points


Canada's border sees surge in families, others crossing illegally from US


Trudeau apologizes to anglophone woman for answering in French at Sherbrooke town hall  (Canadian Prime Minister Prime Minister Justin Trudeau)


Trudeau Gives Preference to Islam over all other Religions in Canada


After 21 people injured on Toronto-bound flight in 2015, TSB reminds passengers to buckle up


Cambridge, Ont., councillor to be reprimanded for twice calling constituent a ‘sexy gramma’


Tim Hortons parent company nears deal to buy Popeyes


Sizable minority says Canada is accepting too many refugees: poll


He's 'moving on,' but campaign to keep Mulcair as leader picks up steam


Canada: Montreal pushed to become “sanctuary city” for migrants


Bell discriminated against ailing cellphone customer, tribunal rules


'Feeling squeezed out': Will a move to save Vancouver's housing past compromise its future?


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


Students in Hyperloop competition pioneering the ‘fifth mode’ of transportation


Canada: Protesters outside mosque where imam prayed for killing of unbelievers could face hate crime charges


Canada set to renew Ukraine military training mission


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


Pot shop owner recalls police raid





Capitol Hill's assault on holidays




“Child-Free” Millennials Choose Pets Over Kids: “Who Needs Children When We Can Cuddle Our Pets”




Christian Persecution Is Real And Is Getting Worse, But Not Everything That Is Called Persecution Is Actually Persecution




Conan O'Brien on good will tour of Mexico




China’s economy is dangerously close to unraveling


Russias S-400 to help China control Taiwan and Diaoyu airspace - expert


From Taiwan Call To ‘One China’ Policy, Trump Keeps China — And Experts — On Edge


China wields stick with North Korea, but is still pushing for talks


Xinjiang: Chinese troops stage show of force and vow to 'relentlessly beat' separatists




Elian Gonzalez was a Dreamer Too  (Remember it was Bill Clinton who pointed a gun at Elian Gonzalez, not Donald Trump.)




N.Korea Builds Anti-Aircraft Gun Battery Near Kaesong


North Korea Remains Least-Popular Country Among Americans


North Korea insists dead man was not leader's half-brother


Video surfaces showing Kim Jong Nam’s assassination (Brother of Communist North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un)


North Korean officials are planning to come to U.S. for talks, but preparations just got trickier




Congressional Dems to their crackpot base: Cool it on the impeachment talk


Term limits need to be reality; not simply campaign rhetoric


Will Republicans break with Trump over Russia?


Congress must stop death by decree  (At the first meeting of the Trump Leadership Council — an advisory group consisting of top CEOs from major companies — President Donald Trump asked these business leaders what was their biggest problem. I expected the answer to be America’s anti-growth tax system.)


With Coverage in Peril, Health Law’s Critics Go Quiet


How the market can fix health care  (Republicans agree that Obamacare has failed and must be repealed. But they can’t agree on the replacement “plan.”)





Trump’s Immigration Executive Orders and the Constitution




Man gets 65 days in jail after runaway dump truck kills N.C. boy


Tennessee Star: Nashville to Host Impeach Rogue Judges Rally


Durst Hearing Draws Reporters and a Mystery Witness




One officer is killed and another is injured in Whittier shootout  (Los Angeles, California)


Arrest in gruesome slayings of couple found in basement


Cops: Hunters shot each other, not immigrant "ambush"


Woman jumps on back of man attacking police officer, cops say   


Shooting death of girl gives her cousin, 7 others a chance to live


Two men are shot dead as brawl turns into a shootout inside Houston strip club




The cyberhacking to come





OFA Made the DNC DOA: Obama’s Community Organization Ruined the Democratic Party





Chelsea Clinton Attends ‘I am Muslim Too’ Protest in NYC


Has Obama’s Would-Be Publisher Read ‘Breaking the War Mentality’?


Recalling Executive Order 9066, which paved the way for Japanese internment (Exactly 75 years ago Sunday, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed Executive Order 9066, which paved the way for the incarceration of Yoshihashi and 120,000 other Japanese Americans in desolate camps scattered across deserts and swampland.)


Now Democrats call Obama's shadow government 'The Devil'


Democrats tie Trump to Russia as Republicans focus on leaks


Chelsea fires back again! Former first daughter mocks Trump on Twitter over made up Sweden attack




Food stamps and sweets: Should they be kept apart?





5 Pieces Of Advice For Education Secretary Betsy DeVos





Feds Establish Support Program for Victims of Criminal Aliens


DHS Authorizes Hiring 10,000 Immigration Officers


New DHS guidelines outline tougher stance on illegal immigrants




Dictators Actually Get Started With a Cheerleader Media




Dollar sticks to tight ranges, but drifts lower against British pound


Why ‘Made in America’ is so hard to do


Asia subdued amid U.S. holiday, eyes on Unilever


Yen Gains Weigh on Japan Stocks; Unilever in Focus: Markets Wrap


Gold Isn't Doing in Practice What It Should in Theory, Yet Again


A record run for stocks could resume this week




College Writing Center Declares American Grammar A 'Racist,' 'Unjust Language Structure'


How to get the best college financial aid package


After Islamic jihadi attacks Ohio State students, campus hosts talk on “Islamophobia”


Speaking Out Where Others Wouldn't  (President of Trinity Washington takes on Kellyanne Conway, Trump aide who is an alumna and a donor. To Patricia McGuire, the issue isn't politics, but truth.)


MS-13 recruiting elementary kids via Facebook


The Changing Monograph Market  (Study suggests university presses are publishing fewer books in the humanities. Experts say the publishing industry is facing more significant changes.)


'President Trump is very superior and _____': Father of sixth-grade student is outraged after his daughter is given a VERY political fill-in-the-blanks assignment


Trump May Try to Kill AmeriCorps  (Administration's draft list of programs to eliminate includes the national service program, which has provided $2.4 billion in student aid, as well as humanities and arts endowments.)


Yale’s smart choice in renaming Calhoun College


Information Access and the 800-Pound Gorilla  (Current technology offers unfettered access to good information and good scholarship, but standing in the way is the US copyright law, argues Bryn Geffert.)


Washington Post gives Georgetown prof Jonathan Brown platform to explain away his pro-slavery remarks


Don't Blame State Disinvestment Alone  (Tuition rose faster than state appropriations fell, and federal aid helped make that possible, study asserts.)


Charter Schools Are No Panacea


Capital Letters Live on at Quinnipiac (University drops logo opposed by many students because it featured university without a capital U.)




ISIS Declares To Muslims In New Video To ‘Hunt Down, Terrorize, And Slaughter All The Christians Of Egypt’


Egypt's top court upholds 10 death sentences over soccer violence





Oil prices push higher, lifted by decline in Saudi exports


Energy Prices


Why oil experts think OPEC’s U.S. headache won’t go away this year


Texas Oil Fields Rebound From Price Lull, but Jobs Are Left Behind


Why the ‘next leg in the oil bull market’ could come soon





Pruitt confirmation adds another strong anti-marijuana voice to Trump cabinet (Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt)




Crimean Journalist Asking For Separatism Charges To Be Dropped


Trial Of Alleged 'Chainsaw Killer' Begins In Belarus


East Ukraine ceasefire due to take effect





European stocks end higher, led by RBS, Rolls-Royce


American Journalist Savagely Beaten In Sweden For Asking Questions About Muslim Refugees Raping European Women


Culturally Enriched Malmo, Sweden is the Most Dangerous City in Western Europe


How Sweden Became an Example of How Not to Handle Immigration


Kids jump for Jihad at European-funded dance competition


Romanians Gather For 20th Day Of Protests Against Government


Jean-Claude Juncker could step down as European Commission President in March


Muslim Officials in Europe Reject Asylum Requests by Persecuted Iraqi Christians


Pence seeks to reassure European allies unnerved by Trump (US Vice-President Mike Pence)




Nursing Home Resident Euthanized Against Her Will  




Flynn's forced resignation makes some Republicans rethink surveillance - while others question why the adviser was being investigated by the FBI in the first place 





Household Debt Climbs to $12.58 Trillion, Just Shy of Its 2008 Peak


U.S. economy now on 'sound footing': Fed's Mester




Kraft walks away from 'friendly' bid for Unilever




Washington & Lincoln baptism claims debated


The Real George Washington


George Washington: founder for all Americans




Born killers: French army grooms eagles to down drones


Another French cop faces charge of raping young man with baton


Thieves botch raid on luxury Paris flat belonging to Bin Laden family


Drivers in France beware: Private firms to take over fight against speedsters


Watch: First video emerges of captive French ISIS militant


France decries Moscow recognition of passports issued by rebels in Ukraine


Picasso's wartime seeds of hope during Nazi occupation of Paris set to fetch £15m


Calais Home Office agrees to review asylum claims of child refugees


Inside the $11m Kim Kardashian heist crime scene: Chilling images emerge of a gag used to silence star and ripped tape used to bind her as suspects are filmed at a cafe three miles from Paris hotel





German Air Force intercepts unresponsive jet in dramatic footage (Video)


Why German arms sales are shrinking, despite global weapons race


Incoming storm: Hurricane-force winds on the way to Germany


Amazon seeks 2,000 new techies in Germany - and they're advertizing in English


Syrian teen on trial in Cologne over Isis bomb plot


Interior Ministry wants unidentified refugees to give up cell phone data


Germany demands answers after Swiss nuclear reactor is restarted... and then shut down again


Merkel's trip to Algeria called off due to president's illness (German Chancellor Angela Merkel)





War Is the Climate Risk That Europe's Leaders Are Talking About


Two cheers for a carbon tax, but don’t expect it to fix everything





Global weapons trade reaches highest point since cold war era


Images of new bleaching on Great Barrier Reef heighten fears of coral death





Ohio Gov. John Kasich: Europe still unsure of Trump’s leadership in world


The grandson Abraham Lincoln never met





Guards and Detainees Alike Left in Limbo at Trump’s Guantánamo





Dumbest Ever Defense of Obamacare





Underreported: How Gun Silencers Became a Health Issue


Secrets of people who never get colds


You can fake a healthy skin tone to look more attractive (without actually being healthier)





Donald Tsang denied bail pending sentence for misconduct




Democrat on House Intel Committee to Question Flynn over Russia


House Republicans tout healthcare plan, Democrats call it inadequate


Week ahead: House GOP's ObamaCare blueprint under scrutiny


Even a Democratic congressman has to answer for Trump (US Representative of New Jersey Josh Gottheimer)





How Illegal Immigration Harms Black Americans, According to Civil Rights Commissioner


Lewandowski slams Trump senior staff for recent missteps on immigration


This tiny California town's battle over 'sanctuary city' status started long before Trump


Repeal the Left’s Motor Voter Law: It is breaking up immigrant families


Dozens of illegals fired for skipping work on ‘Day without immigrants’



ICE: 950,000 illegals with 'removal orders' free, raids get just a sliver


Feds: Ariz. jail’s change on immigration holds ‘dangerous’




UP election: Why Modi attacked Samajwadi Party with his ‘kabristaan-shamshaan’ comment (Prime Minister Narendra Modi)


Dassault to offer Rafale fighter to Indian navy


India’s oldest warship may be sold for scrap


Forget H-1B visas, there’s is still enough opportunity for India in Trump's US


14 more medical devices may see price regulation soon


EU wants bilateral investment treaties extended but India not keen


India eyes it big as a major exporter of military hardware


Terrorists killing innocents won’t get bail or parole, says Supreme Court


India has capability to set up space station, says ISRO chief


India hopes to meet all its energy requirements from moon by 2030




North Korean man arrested in Kim Jong Nam’s death investigation




Piracy Google and Bing to demote piracy websites




Iran summons Turkish ambassador over accusations Tehran ‘trying to turn Syria and Iraq into Shiite’


Iran launches 'advanced' rockets during military exercises


Iran: Israelis and Saudis coordinating on certain issues in region


Iran's foreign minister mocks Donald Trump 'putting him on notice'


Iran nuclear deal is here to stay – for now


Iran 'will not instigate hostilities' - foreign minister




Daesh ‘rapes and tortures Sunni Arab women too’: HRW


Battle for Mosul UN says civilians at extreme risk as offensive begins





“Allahu akbar!”: Islamic call to prayer sounds at #IAmAMuslimToo rally in Times Square


Massive fire in Goleta building that houses Santa Barbara Islamic Society  (California)


Defeating radical Islam  (Who is the enemy? It’s been over 15 years since September 11, 2001, and this fundamental question still rattles around. Prominent answers have included evildoers, violent extremists, terrorists, Muslims, and Islamists.)





Israeli-“Palestinian” Arab Conflict Briefing     (Monday, February 20, 2017)


Minister close to Netanyahu insists the PM still backs two-state solution (Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu)


Rubio: Settlements are the smallest obstacle to 2-state solution  (US Senator of Florida Marco Rubio (R)


PM has not backtracked on pledge for new Amona settlement, says aide


'Netanyahu’s political fears thwarted a regional peace deal’


Prime Minister’s Office: Commitment for New Amona Community Will Be Kept


After Sderot, photographer trains lens on a disappearing Dead Sea


'We want our children back': Mother of slain Palestinian fights for his body to be returned


At secret summit, Netanyahu said to have offered freeze outside settlement blocs


How UNRWA Keeps Remaking Itself: Defining, Re-Defining and Re-Re-Defining Who Is a Palestinian Refugee


Singapore PM, hosting Netanyahu, endorses ‘two-state’ plan


Israel Pivots Away From Palestinians, Toward Moderate Arab States


Netanyahu to face protests on Australia state visit


France’s Relentless Hostility to the Jewish State


The Jews and the Chinese: A connection between ‘the world’s most ancient people’


Palestinian journalist Omar Nazzal released from prison as Gazans stage solidarity sit-in


IDF soldiers punished after leaving their station in protest  (Israel Defense Forces)


Israeli Arab Arrested on Suspicion of Ties with ISIS


Outcry over nursing home abuse scandal grows


'Trump is the best friend of the Jewish nation'


Controversial NGO finance bill passes first Knesset reading


Israeli court sentences Palestinian boy with leukemia to 3 months in prison


Defense minister: Islamic State in Sinai ‘not a serious threat’ (Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman)


Malaysia’s impact on Singapore-Israel ties


Israeli forces reopen main road west of Bethlehem after 1 week closure


Fatah official: Regional solution should start with ending military rule


One State or Two States?


Rockets fired into southern Israel from Sinai


Trump has a new idea for Middle East peace! Except it isn’t new at all.




‘Descent from Heaven’ scandal rocks Japan’s Ministry of Education


Japan Inc signals boost to domestic capex but less keen on the U.S.: Reuters poll




Former Jordanian Minister: ISIS Was Created By Iran, Israel, Assad Regime To Crush Sunni Arabs In Middle East




George & the Dragon Slayer


Lefties keep showing off their civic ignorance




Iranian Dissidents Demand Investigation Into Islamic Regime’s Secret U.S. Lobbying Network




Son of murdered North Korean due in Malaysia: airline source, media report


Malaysia releases pictures of suspects in killing of Kim Jong Nam


Airport killing probe strains Malaysia-North Korea ties


Kim Jong-nam killing: Malaysia recalls envoy from North Korea




How the media are doing everything they can to confuse the living daylights out of you


NBC Releases Two Propaganda Videos Featuring Children Attacking Trump


Breitbart employees threaten to quit if Milo Yiannopoulos is not fired: Report


Breitbart editor Milo Yiannopoulos appears to defend pedophilia


Milo Yiannopoulos says he was not supporting pedophilia


Time to move on from Milo


“Very Fake News”? You Bet  (Trump's indictment is still an understatement.)


Phony baloney: The 9 fakest fake-news checkers


Republicans defend media amid Trump attacks


75 years later, looking back at The Times' shameful response to the Japanese internment


Fox News’s Chris Wallace says Trump crossed the line in latest attack on the media


News anchors vs Trump: Chris Wallace and Dan Rather hit out at the president saying his recent attack on the 'enemy' media has gone too far


When the high-minded stoop to the low-down  (Rage can lead the unwary to dangerous places, and some of our media notabilities are half-way there. EJ Dionne of The Washington Post poses the question that bugs them most.)


Could reporters be hunted down if Trump goes after leakers?




Mexicans form human chain to protest Donald Trump immigration plan




Saudi arms imports triple amid Yemen campaign, US & Europe top suppliers to Mid East – report


Rising stock: Saudi women take top financial jobs in major shift from tradition


The Trump team’s deal with Bahrain could ignore its human rights abuses


Defeat of Islamic State could inaugurate era of new dangers





U.S. military is now fighting alongside Iraqi forces in the battle for Mosul


Defense Secretary Mattis: US will stay in Iraq a while


U.S. Defense Chief Nears Recommendation On Afghan Troop Levels   (Secretary of Defense James Mattis)


US servicemember dies outside Ramadi


Defense Secretary Mattis arrives in Iraq and makes clear the U.S. is not there to take oil


The comeback: Scarred by war, Air Force sergeant returns to the skies


Putting students to work inventing for US military




Study: $15 Minimum Wage Would Force McDonald’s to Increase Prices 38 Percent




The Dire Cost of Europe’s Multiculturalism




Exclusive: NSA pick McMaster told the National Defense University that “the Islamic State is not Islamic”


Trump selects Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster as national security adviser




New Zealand startup offers unlimited holiday and profit share to attract workers


Scientists argue that New Zealand is just the tip of a ‘hidden continent'





US patience 'won't endure forever': Pence tells NATO to spend more, or else




Afghan villagers flee Pakistani cross-border firing: aid group


Police collected evidence from CCTV footage of Lal Shahbaz Qalandar


 It’s time India changed the foreign policy calculus with Pakistan and China


Lal Masjid distance it self from terrorist attack


Ski resort razed by the Taliban lifts Pakistan's domestic tourism


Revival of Military Courts underway: Ishaq Dar


After Musharraf admits using Kashmir militants as tools, Pakistan defence minister calls Hafiz Saeed a threat


Eleven foreign terrorist killed in exchange of fire in Kurram Agency


Punjab to have Rangers operation




Ex-cop: I killed "my own brothers" for Duterte's death squad   (President Rodrigo Duterte) 


14 students killed in Philippines bus crash





CPAC rescinds Milo Yiannopoulos' invitation after swift backlash


Ed Schultz Is Speaking At CPAC?!   (AVIPP COMMENTARY: Why?)





Happy Birthday to Our Greatest President


Why Presidents Day isn't so patriotic after all


What today's leaders could learn from those we honor on Presidents' Day




Rush on TV: Trump's 3 magic bullets to beat shadow government


Limbaugh: 'The media did not make Donald Trump, and they can't destroy him'




Church response to domestic violence focus of study


SD Bishop Calls on Catholics to Protest Trump: ‘We Must All Become Disrupters’




Commentary: This GOP bill is harmful to your retirement




Russia’s new ICBMs can ‘rip apart’ US anti-missile systems – Deputy PM Rogozin


Kremlin: Trump associates’ peace plan for Ukraine ‘absurd’


Putin To The Federal Security Service Board: '[NATO Is] Provoking Us Constantly And [Is] Trying To Draw Us Into Confrontation' (Russian President Vladimir V Putin)


Russian deputy FM to ‘Post’: Hezbollah will leave Syria when conflict is over


Russia signs large contract on delivery of T-90MS main battle tanks to Middle East


Russian TV News Has Reduced Trump Coverage by Four Times in Two Weeks


Russia Compiles Psychological Dossier on Trump for Putin


Trying to Fill a Trump-Sized Hole, Russian Propagandists Turn on Each Other  


Lavrov Rejects Claim Moscow Was Behind Montenegro Coup Plot   (Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov)


US Seeks 'New Common Ground with Russia'


How does placing sanctions on Russia help America?


Russia says four soldiers killed in Syria: agencies


US intel ‘routinely taps Russian ambassador’s communications’ – Lavrov


Poisoned Russian opposition activist recovering abroad




‘We did not start this fight’: In Trump era’s dawn, scientists rally in Boston






Rand Paul Was Right About McCain (US Senator of Kentucky Rand Paul (R)/ US Senator of Arizona John McCain (R)


Juan Williams: Senate GOP begins to push Trump away (AVIPP COMMENTARY: They do this at their own peril.)


Graham: Ryan tax plan won’t get 10 votes in the Senate  (US Senator of South Carolina Lindsey Graham (R)/ US Senator of Kentucky Rand Paul (R)


‘Secret wars’ and nation-building: Bolton all wrong for national security post, Rand Paul warns (US Senator of Kentucky Rand Paul (R)


Senate Appointment Adds New Twist to a Scandal in Alabama  (When Governor of Alabama Robert J Bentley (R) appointed Luther Strange to the United States Senate, he picked a man overseeing an investigation into corruption in state government.)


Ryancare: You Can Pay More for Less!


Graham: European leaders 'feel better' after Pence's speech  (US Senator of South Carolina Lindsey O Graham (R)




Progressive Populism: Socialism’s Latest Marketing Campaign




Reddit Censors Pro-Trump Content in New Crackdown




Ecuador elections: Lenín Moreno facing runoff as 40% vote looks out of reach




Acting president blames NK for murder of Kim Jong-nam


Why do pro-Park activists wave US, Israeli flags?  (President Park Geun-hye)


Human vs. AI translation battle to take place Tuesday


US soldier charged with rape in Busan guesthouse


[News Analysis] Samsung's defense against widened allegations


Court rejects Park's request for delay of final hearing date


High-school apprenticeships gain traction


S. Korea military on high alert after Kim Jong-nam's death


Large firms cut back on jobs amid slump




How the Southern Poverty Law Center Faked an Islamophobia Crisis


Look who's on SPLC's 'anti-government hate group' list





Trans Wrestler Taking Testosterone Wins Regional Title By Default


NBA Commissioner Doubles Down on League’s Transgender Activism


Muslim Olympian who claimed she was detained because of Trump ban actually detained under Obama


NFL star Greg Olsen's bad-boy college quarterback brother is charged with rape after years of being kicked off teams for DUI, drugs and breaking team rules 


Sydney Phillips scores big in first basketball game on boys’ team


Pelicans’ Davis scores All-Star-record 52 points, and host team gets Cousins in trade


Former elite gymnasts come forward publicly to detail abuse to 60 Minutes


NHL Scoreboard


NBA Scoreboard


College Basketball Scoreboard (Men)





Cal-exit? Meet the movement for Californian secession


Severe storm leaves nearly 40,000 without power in San Antonio


76-year-old Boston woman fined for failing to clear snow off sidewalk


Three injured after sprint car flips into stands at Volusia Speedway Park 


Three injured after drone spooks horse at "Skijoring" race   (Colorado)


Cuomo's right in not rushing to fill vacant seats in Legislature (Governor of New York Andrew M Cuomo (D)


Nearly 5,000 remain without power from storm-related outages, DWP says  (California)


Monticello taking new notice of the plantation’s other side  (Virginia)


‘Excessive rainfall,’ flooding threatens Central and Northern California 




Study links decline in teen suicide attempts to this




Supreme Court Begins First Sitting of Trump Presidency


Christian florist vows Supreme appeal in same-sex war


Supreme Court enters Mexico border debate with Texas shooting case




More Tools, Less Understanding (Thoughts on the surgeon general’s report on addiction.)




 A Journey Through Assad's Syria   (Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad)


Syria army ramps up shelling near capital ahead of talks




Tsai’s, Cabinet’s approval ratings rise   (President Tsai Ing-wen)


China asks US to ‘properly handle’ Taiwan issue


Vegetables eaten wrong way might cause constipation


Military helicopters conduct drill at MND headquarters


Taiwan tech exports drop the most in January




The example Trump should follow to pass tax reform




Terrorist Collaborator Cops A Plea  (Enrique Marquez planned attacks, procured weapons for San Bernardino killers Syed Farook and Tashfeen Malik.)





Nearly a dozen passengers walked through unattended TSA checkpoint at JFK, police say




Naked ambition: Scottish fiancée of Trump's new Treasury Secretary appears in steamy shower and sex scenes in her latest movie (Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin)





Coup-plotting soldiers go on trial for Erdoğan assassination attempt  (Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan)


'President Erdogan assassination plot' trial opens in Turkey


Turkey Tries 47 Ex-Soldiers in Erdogan Assassination Plot


Turkish army says killed 34 Kurdish militants in air strikes in northern Iraq


Police detain two Georgians after woman attempted to enter Turkey in luggage


New high-speed train project to connect Eskişehir with Antalya: Minister


‘New day’ starts with US, says Turkish PM


US Senator McCain meets Turkish leaders


We have no intention to place naysayer citizens near terrorist groups: Turkish PM


Over 1,600 suspects detained in anti-terror operations in one week: Interior Ministry


Around 100,000 children in registered labor force in Turkey: Ministry


Foreign child workers exploited in sweatshops in Istanbul’s Küçükpazar


Five Azerbaijanis among eight people killed in bus accident in Turkey’s east


Turkey expects over 226 million annual air passengers by 2019




Uber 'Urgent investigation' into sexual harassment claims




Decline of Unions Under Right-to-Work Laws Levels Playing Field for Trump





Unilever’s dive offsets jump for RBS, leaving FTSE 100 marooned


The Queen Doesn’t Need Saving from Donald Trump (British royals aren't wilting flowers -- they're diplomatic weapons. And Elizabeth II is one of the best.)


London: Five teens arrested on terror charges


British territory seizes Russian billionaire’s super-yacht


UK Conservative MPs back Trump visit in fiery parliament debate


Has Jack The Ripper been identified?


UK union chief likely to meet Peugeot CEO on Friday over GM deal: source


PM May to meet Peugeot head, determined to protect UK car industry  (British Prime Minister Theresa May)


Brexit: Lords to begin debating bill to trigger Article 50


'Brexit does not mean Brexit': Who are peers with EU pensions likely to frustrate Article 50 and what have they said on it?


The Brexit gamble Blackmail tactics will backfire, EU leaders warn May  


Oil reserves off Scottish coast ‘may have been missed’


Cancer charity welcomes NHS u-turn on second stem cell treatment


Donald Trump's State Visit to UK is in national interest but he won't address Parliament, ministers expected to say


Thousands of migrant workers to take part in UK's first day of action


Cancer patients in poorest parts of Scotland twice as likely to die


NHS at breaking point, according to British Medical Association


Exclusive: Oxford University may break with 700 years of tradition and open a foreign campus - after France offers Brexit sweetener


Councils prepare to cut essential services to fund adult social care


UKIP officials quit in Hillsborough row


Concerns over 40-strong wild boar colony near Scottish town


Councils warn of cuts despite tax rises


UK borrowing and growth better than expected for budget, says report


Ex-boxer talks of 'violent carjacking'


London Underground Night Tube drivers to vote on strike action in pay dispute


Vauxhall pensions 'could scupper GM sale'


Police chief hits out at tabloid over Edward Heath abuse claims


Officers hurt stopping youths' party brawl


An independent Scotland would face ‘Greece-style’ austerity cuts


Search engines to demote pirate sites


Business rates row: senior ministers write to Tory MPs to head off revolt


Amazon plans 5,000 new jobs in UK


UK weather: Spring is in the air, but not for long - Britain to bask in highs of 17C before gale-force winds return


EU's Brexit warning: Divide and rule tactics 'could leave UK without deal'


Revealed: Scotland's most congested roads and cities


Bovis to pay £7m to compensate customers for poorly built homes


Museum visitors split on returning stuffed gorilla to UK


British lawmakers to debate withdrawing Trump’s state visit invitation




Vitaly Churkin, Russia's ambassador to UN, dies suddenly at 64




U.S. city ranked most congested on Earth for rush-hour traffic


The United States of ... not America (Exclusive: David Barton reveals four big reasons court's ruling against Christian florist is wrong.)


Why so many Americans call evil good and good evil




Vatican, Rome’s Jewish Museum, team up for first joint show




Establishment media mocks Trump for Sweden comment while Swedish MP’s demand billions for police amid growing crisis


4 Reasons The Anti-Trump Resistance Won’t Win Like The Tea Party Did


State Officials to Trump: Revoke Obama’s Federal Takeover of Elections


Trump Proved Citizens United Doesn’t Let Big Money Control Democracy


Barack Obama Welcomes You To Donald Trump’s Imperial Presidency


Former President Obama and his Paid Thugs Trying to Topple Trump


President Trump’s Terrible One-Month Report Card


Trump may have been unclear, but Sweden experiencing a migrant crime wave


Democrats Invoke 25th  Amendment, Question Trump’s Mental Health


WH understates extent of Trump's golfing


"Not My President's Day" rallies held across country


President Trump to speak at CPAC


Did Mike Pence Think President Trump Misled Him Over Mike Flynn Conversation? His Answer...   (Vice-President Mike Pence)


Trump Versus Obama: Whose Cabinet Nominees Faced More Obstruction?


Swedish Columnist Backs Up Trump's Immigration Claims


Trump Takin' It to the Left: I'm Lovin' It!


Trump Is a Lot Like the LBJ Whom Liberals Still Idolize


Defending Donald Trump: Winding Up, Winding Down


The Press vs. the President

Rating the Presidents — and Obama


Inside the US county where people love Donald Trump more than ever


The media doesn't call the shots -- Trump does


Fox News anchor berates Trump's chief of staff over attacks on media (White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus)


Trump's search for a national security advisor sums up his biggest challenges so far


Donald Trump's pro-torture rhetoric could help bring abuse to a neighborhood near you


Trump is right, there was a Sweden attack - by neo-Nazis on refugees


Please stop comparing Trump's presidency to Orwell's '1984'


A Reminder to Conservative Trump Critics


Is the 'deep state' out to get Trump? We're not there yet


White House denies reports of Russian contacts amid search to replace Flynn  (Reince Priebus says Senate report will find no links to Russia as US Senator of New Jersey Robert Menendez (D) calls for inquiry on scale of 9/11 commission .)


Treason! It's a provocative charge being leveled against Trump, and one that rarely amounts to much


Ex-CIA chief Leon Panetta says intel community ‘absolutely not’ withholding data from White House


Trump supporters see a successful president — and are frustrated with critics who don’t


Thousands expected at ‘Not My Presidents Day’ rallies Monday


Does Trump have 'cabin fever'? Report claims the President is complaining that living cooped up in the White House is giving him headaches


Trump, attempting to clarify puzzling remarks about Sweden, cites Fox News report


White House Defends Removing NSC Official Who Criticized Trump


Anti-Trump demonstrators finding wealth of options in once-apathetic Miami


I did NOT make up a terror attack in Sweden! Trump cites Fox News report as he hits back in feud with Scandinavian nation and insists he was talking about immigration 





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