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Tuesday, February 21, 2017




 In Today’s Issue: 




Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe Vetoes Bill Defunding Planned Parenthood Abortion Biz


What Motivated Norma McCorvey to Defend Unborn Children

Michigan Republicans Introduce Bill to Defund Planned Parenthood Abortion Biz


Montana lawmakers consider bill banning abortion after 24 weeks


Ill. pro-lifers fight publicly-funded abortions bill


Fake News: New York Times Distorts the Truth in Norma McCorvey Obituary


State lawmakers send abortion bill goes back to committee  (Indiana)


Watch This Teen’s Powerful Response to a Teen Vogue Article Promoting Abortions to Girls


What It’s Like To Get An Illegal Abortion, From 4 Women Who Know Firsthand


Planned Parenthood Celebrates Jocelyn Elders, Who Claimed Pro-Lifers Have a “Love Affair With the Fetus”


Utah’s anesthesia abortion law unenforced


Arkansas Senate Defeats Bill to “Protect Every Human Being From Conception” and Ban Abortions


A Kentucky lawmaker is fighting abortion restrictions with an absurd bill of her own


Proposed abortion rule draws criticism (Florida)


Bill limiting abortions introduced in Pa. House


Oklahoma State Representative pushes for new abortion bill


Norway pledges $10 million to counter Trump's global anti-abortion move


Norway Will Spend $10 Million for Abortions After Trump Defunds International Planned Parenthood


France Criminalizes Pro-life Speech




H.I.V. Stalks Prostitutes and Their Children in Cambodia




Meanwhile in Afghanistan, Taliban has revived and conflict escalation seems likely


Afghanistan Police Surround Vice President’s House


General With Afghanistan Experience Trump's New Security Chief




25 church buildings in Sudan feared to be demolished


1.4 million African children face 'imminent death' amid famine: UNICEF


74 bodies wash up on Libyan coast, ICRC says





ACLU sues San Diego police over how they collect DNA from juveniles





Trump calls anti-Semitism 'horrible'  (His statements follow a call from the Anti-Defamation League and his former opponent Hillary Clinton to take action. AVIPP COMMENTARY: Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama and the Marxist Democrat Party are responsible for the increase in anti-Semitic activity in America. Also, what should be investigated is the increase in Muslim refugees and anti-Semitism.  Read: Democrats Rediscover anti-Semitism ; Keith Ellison: The Latest Step In the Democratic Party’s Abandonment of Israel & Its Jewish Supporters ; After playing anti-Semitism card against Trump, Wasserman Schultz sunk by aides’ anti-Bernie emails ; The Trump Team Is No More Anti-Semitic Than Democrats Are ; Levin: The Democratic Party is Filled With 'Deep Anti-Semitism' ; No one is vetting Syrian refugees for signs of antisemitism ; Anti-Semitism among refugees a quandary for Germany; Muslim Migrants Fan European Anti-Semitism .)


Trump speaks out on 'horrible' anti-Semitic threats


US Jewish leaders call on government to take decisive action against antisemitic attacks


Senator Menendez and the Pollard Effect  (How anti-Semites are being emboldened by the continuing unfair treatment of Pollard.)


Scores of headstones vandalized at Jewish cemetery; centers receive bomb threats




Scientists sign up to live on a totally frozen ship in the Arctic




Deadline looms for Dakota Access Pipeline protesters to leave the site




Azerbaijan's Breakaway Nagorno-Karabakh Holds 'Illegal' Referendum


Detained Kazakh Journalist Says He Is Being Beaten By Cellmates




Healthcare stocks drag ASX lower despite iron ore strength


Australian dollar: Currency market volatile


Crash pilot under investigation for midair near-miss


The fifth victim of Essendon plane crash tragedy identified


Australian woman could face eight years' jail over Bali cop's death


Immigrants to blame for high house prices, Dick Smith claims


Turnbull affirms Israel support and criticises UN ahead of visit  (Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull)


5 killed, including 4 Americans, in Australian charter plane crash


'Once in a lifetime trip':  Family pay tribute to two victims of plane crash


Plane crash: how it unfolded





Shell and Toyota Partner on California Fueling Stations for Hydrogen Cars




AmeriCorps Is On The Chopping Block, Officials Are Freaking out


Bobbleheads, yes. Official tweets, no. Federal workers wonder where the lines are in the Trump era.




Texas border residents mixed over whether they need a finished wall




TSX posts record high as energy leads broadbased rally


TSX, Wall Street close at new record highs led by financials, energy and retail


Tory leadership hopeful Bernier regrets decision to vote for Canadian trans rights bill


Tony Clement hangs up during live CBC interview


Profoundly disabled boy's 'co-mommas' make legal history


O'Leary leads Conservative hopefuls in Twitter race


Ontario’s budget deficit drops to $1.9B


Why did Canadian courts even consider a case that a U.S. court originally ruled was corrupted?


Liberals vote down Conservative anti-racism motion


Note to the CPC leadership candidates: It’s NOT the economy, stupid!


London, Ont. wants to ban drinking on roofs because too many drunk students are climbing up to party


B.C. promises to cut health premiums in half with pre-election budget


Farmers demand details of $3M Ontario grant after canning plant couldn’t take tomatoes


Would Canada be tempted to cut ties with Mexico to save its own economic interests?


Freeland says Canada won’t abandon Mexico in NAFTA talks


Liberal government ‘testing the limits’ of Canadians’ attitudes to refugees: poll


Vancouver Jewish teen wows ‘Chopped’ judges to win Canadian TV cooking competition


Is Canada ready for Donald Trump’s refugee crisis?


Canada to spend $28 million to give asylum to 1,200 more Yazidi refugees fleeing ISIL


Ontario tells utilities to stop winter disconnections of hydro customer


Teen avoids prison for orchestrating sexual 'game' of truth-or-dare between 18-year-old and girl, 12


B.C. Liberals make re-election pitch with fifth straight balanced budget


Ontario teacher faces discipline for allegedly telling students they 'could die' from vaccination


Trudeau can no longer say he has the West in his heart  (Canadian Prime Minister Prime Minister Justin Trudeau)


African migrants wait in limbo in Mexico, dreaming of sanctuary in Canada


Toronto JDL filing hate crimes complaint against mosque that called for killing Jews


‘I’m getting burned!’ Slaying the beast that was the Racquet Club fire: DiManno




Magnitude 4.7 earthquake shakes Panama's capital


Prosperous Panama




I didn’t think I’d ever leave the CIA. But because of Trump, I quit.




ASEAN unsettled by China’s weapon systems: Manila


A radical new cure for China’s hypertension debt load


China on edge as US carrier strike group sails South China Sea


Chinese Companies Rush to Trademark 'Ivanka' for their Businesses


Over Twinkies and Tweets, China Ponders: What Does Trump Want?





Airlines Cut Trips to Cuba — Americans Don’t Want to Go




What Was the Poison That Killed Kim Jong-nam?  (Brother of Communist North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un)


Kim Jong-nam: the life and tragic times of N. Korea's forgotten son


Kim Jong-nam Hit 'Aimed at Consolidating N.Korean Regime'


Kim Jong-nam had offer to lead N. Korea's government-in-exile


N. Korea may turn to provocation to divert international attention


Revealed Kim Jong-nam was gripped by fear and paranoia, says friend   




Republican bills to kill federal agencies face uphill battle




Former neurosurgeon sentenced for purposely maiming patients


George Will: An Adult Voice Amid Pandemic Childishness


Americans rally for impeachment of 'travel ban' judges


Restore The Courts' Role As Defenders Against Reckless Regulations




Possible active shooter at Houston hospital


No evidence of shooter, shooting at Houston’s Ben Taub Hospital ‒ police


Search underway at Houston hospital after reports of shots fired


Mexican Heroin Cartel Operating in North Carolina


Jesus Statue at Indiana Church Beheaded Twice in Two Weeks


Graffiti found at 3 popular monuments in Washington, DC


Parents charged after 8-year-old son ODs on heroin


Small Indiana town left heartbroken and rattled by murders of 2 teens


Police: Newly paroled gang member kills veteran officer


Missing Texas dad-of-three who vanished on Super Bowl Sunday sparking a desperate search by his wife and kids had just run away to be with 'someone' he met online


Pictured: Veteran LA cop who was shot dead by heavily-tattooed gangster who had been released early from jail and went on murderous rampage 


Violent anti-Trump protesters clash with cops in Portland as thousands take to the streets across the country for 'Not My President Day' demonstrations 

Arrests in Portland, Oregon amid "Not My President's Day" rallies nationwide


Miss Kentucky USA finalist, 22 'sets her roommate's bed on FIRE during an argument' and is arrested




Will Team Trump forget to fight the culture wars?




Politics in a Democracy Is War by Other Means





The Rise of the TEAR Parties


De Blasio turned a blind eye to ACS disaster (Mayor of New York City Bill de Blasio)


Hillary Clinton’s in the House


50 Shades of Phoenix: Arizona gov candidate spills spicy sex life details





Wilbur Ross failed to disclose he’s being sued by former business partner




State Officials Formally Oppose DHS’ Potential Takeover of Elections


Trump's DHS Makes Big Decision About Obama's Amnesty Program


DHS issues memos meant to crack down on illegal immigration




Mega-mosque being forced on Christian refugee community (US Attorney General Jeff Sessions urged to undo Obama-DOJ's Muslim 'discrimination' suit against US city.)





Dow extends win streak to 8th  day as stocks notch fresh records


U.S. Stocks Add to Records, Dollar Gains With Oil: Markets Wrap


Two-year Treasury auction sees strong demand


Wall Street hits record on retail boost


Gold shakes off dollar strength to finish flat amid geopolitical hand-wringing


Macy’s Is Bracing for Another Bad Year


Dollar index hits highest level in more than 5 weeks


Reports: Stock Market has Best 30-Day Post-Inauguration Rise in 54 or 108 Years


Are robots or Mexicans to blame for U.S. job losses?


Asia stocks steady amid lack of cues; China gains


Dollar Strengthens With Asia Stocks; Gold Drops: Markets Wrap


Treasury yields turn lower on geopolitical worries


America's declining economic freedom


Higher customer traffic boosts Wal-Mart's sales in holiday quarter




Trump wants to undo Obama’s protections for transgender rights in schools


Cuomo’s Public/Private Disconnect (The New York governor’s “free tuition” plan for public universities could make private universities unaffordable for low-income students.)


Teacher receives chilling death threats ordering her to pass students on physics


Chinese Students in U.S. Outraged Over Dalai Lama Invitation


This Schoolgirl Was Reportedly Penalized By Her Teacher For Not Slamming Trump


Why the Assault on Campus Free Speech Threatens Our Republic


Student grades ex-girlfriend's apology not


Hidden dropouts: How schools game the system by dumping underachievers into alternative programs


Liberal Arts College Students Are Getting Less Artsy (At colleges proud of attracting students who want a broad-based, non-vocational education, numbers of majors in arts and humanities are falling.)


Yale Students Are Offended — Calhoun College’s Name Was Changed to Honor a White Woman

Money Woes Extend Beyond Tuition
(New survey of community college students reveals financial insecurity, including rising housing, food, transportation and child care costs can keep them from completing.)


Leader of Groups Linked to Hamas Featured at U of Miami Commencement Ceremony  (Graduating students forced to listen to CAIR operative Wilfredo Amr Ruiz.)


Should Whiteboards Be Banned? (Michigan State plans to bar them from dormitory room doors, in attempt to limit bullying.)


Why we should teach cursive writing to all kids


10-year-old girl asks police for homework help


90-year-old man receives his high school diploma


Why Professors Object to Being Recorded


The bogus case for boosting school aid (Mayor of New York City Bill de Blasio(D)


New Enthusiasm for 'Menstrual Equity,’ at College and in Congress


L.A. school board races draw millions in outside spending


Challenging Era for International Education (Administrators who promote global agendas for colleges consider the newly politicized nature of their work.)


Florida teacher at predominantly Latino school reassigned to administrative duties after making pro-Trump Facebook post supporting mass deportation during school hours


Welcome to Shark Tank U  (Entrepreneur mania seems to be sweeping higher education institutions, but an entire university based largely on those principles is problematic, argues Steven C Ward.)




Why Iran's Shia Threat Is Very Real for Faraway Egyptians




Robby Mook, former Clinton campaign manager: Russians ‘could have’ cost us the election




Oil logs a gain as OPEC touts compliance to cuts, but prices end off highs


Energy Prices


Russia Overtakes Saudi Arabia as World's Top Crude Oil Producer





Pruitt confirmation sets stage for Trump EPA assault  (Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt)




Ukraine, Russia Spar Over UN Security Council Reaction To Churkin Death


Ukraine backs more sanctions against Russia


Ukraine Lawmaker Faces 'Treason' Inquiry Over Back-Channel Peace Plan


Ukraine’s Population Continues to Dwindle





Germany’s DAX finishes at highest since April 2015


Swedish Police: Government Covering Up Huge Migrant Crime Spree


Sweden Incident: Riots, Looting, Cars Torched, Police Attacked in Migrant Suburb


Yes, There Is Migrant Chaos in Sweden


Riots Erupt In Swedish Immigrant Town Days After Trump's Refugee Remarks


Is Trump right about crime in Sweden?


Trump's free trade hostility is good news for EU, says commissioner


Alt-right editor challenges journalists to visit Sweden


Insider reveals 'what's happening' in immigrant-loving Sweden


From an Anchor’s Lips to Trump’s Ears to Sweden’s Disbelief


Trump Is Completely Right About the Crisis in Sweden




Coalition urges support for conscience rights amendment to Ontario’s euthanasia bill




Podesta: 'Forces within the FBI' may have cost Clinton election




Yellen may have the clearest explanation for the stock market’s record run (Federal Reserve Chairman Janet Yellen)




Wells Fargo Fires Managers, Denies Bonuses in Account Probe




The Worst and the Dimmest  (The wheels are falling off Donald Trump’s foreign policy, and the adults aren’t at the wheel.)




Investors bidding adieu to French stocks as Le Pen gains in polls


Terrorists are building drones - France is destroying them with eagles


French purists outraged as McDonald's puts potatoes in Salade Nicoise


French nationalist Le Pen cancels meeting with Muslim cleric; refuses to wear headscarf


French police arrest three men for 'planning terror attack'


 Front National headquarters raided by police  


Le Pen accused of 'improper behaviour' for refusing headscarf to meet Muslim leader


France to cull 600,000 more ducks in fight against bird flu virus


Paris region loses 1.5 million tourists over terror fears


Hollande slams Britain over refusal to take young migrants from France (French President Francois Hollande)




Here's why Germany is so 'tough' on Greece over its debts


Germany’s Schulz Launches ‘Social-Populist’ Attack on Merkel (German Chancellor Angela Merkel)


Meet Mr. Schulz, the 'left-wing Trump' who could steal Merkel's crown


Merkel Rival Criticized for Role in Dubious Staff Perks


Two German-born Islamists to be deported despite not committing crime


Bavaria agrees on draft law to ban burqa in public


Saudi Arabia seeks death for man suspected of shooting at German diplomats


Woman given 6-year's jail for killing cousin in Frankfurt exorcism trial





The Lessons of Oroville (Time to unpack climate change from water provision.)


Robert Samuelson: Two Cheers For A Carbon Tax




 How to lower Obamacare premiums


Obamacare’s enduring victory




Hospitals target nutrition, other social needs to boost health




John Irving and the New Fascism


David Cassidy of 'Partridge Family' says he has dementia





Democrat Files Federal Lawsuit To Keep Painting With Cops As Pigs In Capitol Building


How Lawmakers Can Prevent Workers’ Retirement Savings From Becoming Wards of the State


Congressman Curt Weldon Goes All Out Against The Criminal Clintons


Exclusive: Lawmakers to Request Probe of $418M Arms Sale to Kenya on Obama’s Last Day


Rep. Cummings Tells Dems to Accept Trump As Legitimate President And Get to Work (US Representative of Maryland Elijah Cummings (D)


Exclusive: Wasserman Schultz's IT Guy Tied To Iraqi Politician's Cash, 'Impossible' To Trace Transactions (US Representative of Florida Debbie Wasserman Schultz)


Democratic Rep Floats Idea of Using 25th  Amendment to Remove Trump From Office


In Ohio’s Trump country, a conservative lawmaker gets an earful (US Representative of Ohio Jim Jordan (R)


7 key players in the GOP's border tax fight


Congressman intends to sue over removal of painting




Saving the World, One Meaningless Buzzword at a Time (How corporations, activists, and politicians turned the language of human rights into meaningless babble.)




Smith: The Myth of the U.S. Immigration Crisis


Families brace for possibility of sudden deportation




India, China gear up for tough negotiations during strategic talks


Airforce sergeant murders colleague, hides chopped-up body in polythene bags


India’s IT industry is on the right side of history: Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella


PM Modi asks US to have ‘far-sighted’ view on H-1B visas for skilled workers


India raises visa issue with visiting US delegation


India committed to ties but China needs to address problems: S Jaishankar


Delhi’s Ramjas College cancels invite to JNU students Umar Khalid, Shehla Rashid


UK yet to give India assurance on Vijay Mallya’s extradition


18-yr-old woman run over by train ‘while trying to escape rape bid’ in MP


Phone exchanges and hawala: How the Pak spy ring in MP funded their operations




The No. 1 thing Americans plan to do with their tax refund


Who Will Hold the IRS Accountable?




Teenage Iranian chess master banned from national team for not wearing a hijab during competition in Spain


Iran’s Supreme Leader: Israel Is a ‘Cancerous Tumor,’ ‘Fake Nation’


Iran Rattles Saber Against Saudis, Israel


Iranian Leader Says Third Intifada Has Begun Against Israel


Khamenei In Speech At Iran's Sixth International Conference In Support Of Palestinian Intifada: 'We [Stand] With Every Group That Is Steadfast On This Path [Of Resistance]'; 'Cancerous Tumor' Israel Must Be Cured In Several Phases


Iran warns 'we are ready to crush any threat' as it launches 'smart and advanced' rockets in new military tests 




Muslim from UK blows himself up outside Mosul for the Islamic State


Footage shows ISIS fighters smiling before suicide attack





Michigan: Mega-mosque being forced on Christian refugee community





Israeli-“Palestinian” Arab Conflict Briefing     (Tuesday, February 21, 2017)


Pressure on Netanyahu Builds from Right and Left; Trump Administration Seeks to Set Policy  (Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu)


Families of soldier and Palestinian he killed both lament sentence


PA condemns 'light sentence' for Azariya


Analysis: Azaria sentence sends message that IDF expects ethical warfare from its soldiers  (Israel Defense Forces)


Netanyahu lands in Australia in first visit by Israeli premier


Analysis: Will lower sentence cost Israel on legitimacy and at ICC?


Court raps high-ups for pre-judging Hebron soldier


Ya’alon rejects judges’ rebuke, defends his swift condemnation of Elor Azaria  (Former Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon)


Watch: Netanyahu lands in Australia


Minister implies Bedouin village incident not a terror attack


Israeli Soldier Convicted of Killing Palestinian Attacker Sentence to 18 Months


Hebrew carvings on column lend weight to Galilee village’s Jewish past


Gazan fisherman in critical condition after being shot in back by Israeli forces


Egypt, Jordan say two-state solution is non-negotiable


Hadar Goldin’s parents visit 9/11 memorial


In surprise attack, IS affiliate captures land near Israeli-Syrian border


Egypt, Jordan Meet on Israel-Palestinian Authority Conflict


Palestinian reporter freed after 10-month detention without charge


Elor Azarya sentenced to 1.5 years in prison for killing wounded Palestinian


Arab Israeli charged with planning TA bus bombing, teaching IS how to make nerve gas


1,800 Year Old List of Synagogue Donors Discovered in Galillee Village


Right-wing politicians call for Hebron shooter Azaria to be pardoned


Israel approves bill obligating businesses to publicly state refusal to serve illegal settlements


Film on Palestinians living in Israel faces backlash


ISIS claims responsibility for rocket attack on Israel


Israeli minister moves to revoke citizenship of Palestinian charged with murder


The enemy of the people? Join the club


How Trump's Approach May Alter Israeli-Palestinian Peace Efforts


No deal for a two-state solution


Israeli soldier sentenced for fatal shooting of Palestinian


A Bad Verdict In Israel  (In Israel, a soldier was sentenced to prison for killing a captured “Palestinian” terrorist. Everything kapiche, right?)





Japanese preschool investigated for hate speech


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




The Left’s Freakouts Will Continue Until Morale Improves. Here Are Some Tips


Soros-Linked Group: Racist to Say “Illegal Immigrant” or “Islamic Extremist”


Are Liberal Boycotts Of Trump Family Products Backfiring?




A Malaysian jihadist’s journey through Facebook to Syria




A Balm When You’re Expecting: Sometimes Pot Does the Trick




Milo Yiannopoulos resigns as editor of Breitbart Tech after video appears to show him endorsing pedophilia


4 Recent Examples Show Why No One Trusts Media ‘Fact Checks’


The Mainstream Media Have Forfeited All Respect


'The Real Deal' -- WaPo Editor Can't Stop Praising Trump's New National Security Advisor


Breitbart editor-in-chief calls Yiannopoulos comments 'indefensible,' but mounts a defense


Fake News Site Lets Liberals Live In Alternate Reality Where Hillary Is President


Reporting? Liberal Media Have Much More in Mind Than That


Trump and the Media


NBC anchor: 'I don't know what you're referring to' (Journalist clueless on Obama's 'flexibility' promise to Russian President Putin.)


'Business journalism is never going to be the same': Fox News presenter Brenda Buttner dies aged 55 after cancer battle




Trump’s orders on immigration could shift Mexico’s thinking




Bahrain arrests 20 terror suspects, including four women


UN says seven million Yemenis on brink of starvation




U.S. Army Document: Hillary Clinton ‘Careless or Disgruntled Employee’ -- Potential Insider Threat?


News Flash: Closing U.S. Military Bases Might Not Save America Money


Lockheed Martin completes tests with modernized TACMS missiles


US Ground Troops for Syria: A Really Bad Idea


Robots poised to take over wide range of military jobs


Meet the woman who broke barriers as a hidden figure at the US Navy




Rohingya insurgency heralds wider war


Myanmar military ill-prepared for conflict




NASA hints at discovery of new planets outside the solar system




Trump’s New National Security Adviser Is No Friend of Russia’s


McMaster for National Security Advisor


Trump Chooses Army Strategist to Be National Security Adviser


McCain, Republicans Praise Trump's Pick for National Security Adviser (US Senator of Arizona John McCain (R)


McMaster will be a good teammate as national security adviser




When pandas fly: Bao Bao heads to China via FedEx's Panda Express




Washington Committed To Europe Alliances, Says U.S. Envoy To UN




'Pak bowing to Trump-Modi pressure on terrorism'  (Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi)


Pakistan,Afghanistan will fight their common enemy of terrorism together:Qamar Bajwa


Suicide bombers killed after targeting Pakistan court


Afghan ambassador handed over list of terrorist based in Pakistan


Terrorists are using public transport to fulfil their evil designs: KP IG Police


For saying Hafiz Saeed is threat to country, Pakistan's defence minister is being called 'India's mouthpiece'


Shuhada Foundation Trust filed petition against terrorists crackdown


Govt deployed 15,000 military personnel to protect CPEC


Army acted against terrorists across border after obtaining concrete evidence: Ishaq Dar




Philippines’ Duterte a serial killer: senator  (President Rodrigo Duterte)




Top 10 signs the conservative movement may be in trouble


CPAC Organizer Tries To Pawn Off Milo Yiannopoulos as "Libertarian"


CPAC’s Milo Disgrace

There’s no defending Milo Yiannopoulos, but that doesn’t justify the Berkeley riots against him


CPAC sponsor chair praises 'brave' Yiannopoulos but concedes he crossed boundaries


Commentary: Milo and the conservative implosion


Horowitz: CPAC's Disinvitation to Milo an Assault on Free Speech


Publisher Cancels Milo Yiannopoulos Book 'Dangerous'


Right-wing speaker Milo Yiannopoulos is disinvited from CPAC, has book deal canceled


An expensive lesson for conservatives  (The more the culture bounds out of control, the more the wary have to take care with the company they keep. This applies to media that will print anything in pursuit of “clicks” and “hits,” and to well-meaning organizations about whom they invite to tutor their true believers.)




Bill and Melinda Gates Will Push Population Control On 120 Million More Women by 2020




Virginia, South Dakota vote overwhelmingly to recognize porn as ‘public health crisis’




New John F. Kennedy stamp marks centennial of his birth




Majority of parents with children at home don't lock up prescribed opioids, study finds




Trump Derangement Syndrome gone wild  (Limbaugh even calls out Fox News star for skewing facts.)




Restaurant That Fired Immigrant Employees For Attending Protests CRUSHED By Leftists On Yelp




58% of Americans are making this huge retirement mistake




Russian Reactions To Flynn’s Resignation


Teen 'Suicide Games' Send Shudders Through Russian-Speaking World


Putin signs decree to posthumously award Order of Courage to Vitaly Churkin  (Russian President Vladimir V Putin)


Putin’s Image Rises in US, Mostly Among Republicans


Trump's Strange Coziness With the Kremlin


Russia, China sign contract on supply of anti-ship missile systems


‘Don’t tell a bear what to do’: Russia brushes off UK warning not ‘to stick paws in’ Libya


Russian tech giant develops material to camouflage military equipment from smart weapons


Russian report on Trump’s psychological makeup called him ‘naive’


Russia’s strategic nuclear forces to be 90% armed with modern weaponry by late 2020




Health apps could be doing more harm than good, warn scientists


Forget genius. Science is the product of less-than-brilliant minds


The weirdest animal that ever lived? Mysterious ancient 'undersea alien' with eyes on stalks and sharp teeth on the end of a TRUNK baffles scientists


Long-winded speech could be early sign of Alzheimer's, says study




Florida Legislators File Dozens of Gun Bills, Most Expanding Gun Rights





Trump critic John McCain meets Saudi king (US Senator of Arizona John McCain (R)


Fauxahontas Proposes an IRS Takeover of Tax Preparation (US Senator of Massachusetts Elizabeth Warren (D)


Cotton: Picking McMaster as NatSec Adviser ‘Reflects Great Credit’ on Trump (US Senator of Arkansas Tom Cotton (R)


These Senators Opposed Vouchers Backer Betsy DeVos But Send Their Kids To Fancypants Private School


Sunshine Democrats in Disarray (US Senator of Florida Bill Nelson)





This man helped free 29 women and children from sex trafficking




Facebook freezes out Christian mom for quoting Bible about homosexuality  (AVIPP COMMENTARY: When will foolish Christians wake-up and  just stop using Facebook?)




Deep in Brazil’s Amazon, Exploring the Ruins of Ford’s Fantasyland




Kuala Lumpur's Restaurateur 'Helped S.Korea Spy on Kim Jong-nam' (Brother of Communist North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un)


S. Korea ups security for NK diplomat defector


Exports seen improving but no time for relief, experts say


People's Party may soften stance on THAAD




More Migrants Storm Fence to Enter Ceuta, Spanish Enclave in Africa




'Unwinding Madness'  (A new book argues that the NCAA "has lost its way in the governance of intercollegiate athletics" and that the association is incapable of achieving reform.)


Magic Johnson named Lakers president of basketball operations


NBA trade deadline: Are Carmelo Anthony and Jimmy Butler being shopped?


Report: Timberwolves interested in Derrick Rose deal


Soccer player left the field in tears after suffering horrific racist abuse


Yankees Pitchers Get Reacquainted With Balls in Play


NHL Scoreboard


College Basketball Scoreboard (Men)




California Really Has What It Takes to Secede


Runaway bull nabbed after making dash for freedom (New York)


Maine wants ban on food stamps for candy, soda


Flood fears renewed as another storm aims for California


Evacuations ordered as rivers rise in California


Reservoir near Turlock releases water via spillway for first time since 1997 as Northern California braces for more rain


Tornadoes, storms damage dozens of homes in San Antonio area


A State ‘Hungry for Trails’ Savors Cuomo’s 750-Mile Plan (Governor of New York Andrew M Cuomo (D)




Supreme Court to decide if Mexicans can sue agent for cross border shooting


Justices reject appeal of tea party groups over IRS review


On Free Press, Supreme Court Pick at Odds With Trump




The Syrian Regime's Ambivalence Towards President Trump


Turkish soldier, 44 ISIL militants killed in Syria


Syrian Official: We Will Be Partners with Hezbollah in Future Conflict with Israel





Avian flu mutation detected: CDC


More poultry culled as flu spreads


Number of cases of diarrhea reach a new high: CDC


Professor becomes the latest to fall for tried, tested telephone fraud technique


Veterans protest pension reform plans





No, Robots Aren’t Killing the American Dream


Apple to overhaul the iPad Pro and reveal new red iPhone 7 at March event




North Carolina Muslim charged with threatening non-Muslims, had AK-47 and ammo


A Decade Of Jihadi Organizations' Use Of Drones – From Early Experiments By Hizbullah, Hamas, And Al-Qaeda To Emerging National Security Crisis For The West As ISIS Launches First Attack Drones


The Voice That Called to Terrorists, Unstilled by Time or Even Death   (Omar Abdel Rahman, a blind Egyptian sheikh who died last weekend, rewired public apprehension in the United States about Islam.)




Mexico and Canada Say Nafta Should Be Re-Negotiated Trilaterally


Angst in GOP over Trump's trade agenda





TSA investigating security breach at New York's JFK airport




Erdogan's Power Grab Is Hurting Turkey's Economy  (Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan)


Turkey responds: Iran is responsible for regional instability


Turkish military: 44 ISIS militants killed in north Syria


Turkish man who stepped on Syrian worker in photo detained in Turkey’s İzmir


Turkey, Iran in spat on eve of Syria talks


Gülen will pay the price whatever happens: Turkish PM


Trial begins for murder of soldier who resisted July 15 coup attempt


Prosecutor who called intel chief to testify arrested over Gülen links in Istanbul


Resuming peace talks up to Greek Cypriots: Turkish Cypriot leader


Armed attack staged on Turkish journalist’s house in Istanbul


Turkish defense giant ASELSAN’s profits rise in 2016


Turkish high school files complaint against students for listening to Kurdish music


Israel to ease visas for Turkish businesspeople




Uber hires ex-AG Eric Holder to probe sex harassment claims




FTSE 100 closes in the red as HSBC slides by most since 2009


'Attack on free speech' as Irish university cancels Israel event


‘I was kind of in shock’: Lindsay Lohan claims she was ‘racially profiled’ at airport over headscarf


UK Passes Amendment to Russian Bill Modeled on U.S. Magnitsky Act


U.K. court rules civil partnerships only for same-sex couples


In Britain, a lengthy debate but no decision yet on Trump’s state visit


‘I Am Ashamed’ vs. ‘Get Over It’: Britain Debates Trump Visit


 British Muslim teacher denied entry to US on school trip


Hospital cuts planned in most of England


Britain will be plunged into its biggest turmoil in over a century if peers attempt to thwart Brexit, William Hague warns peers as Theresa May attends House of Lords Article 50 debate in person


Ruling due on civil partnership challenge


Brexit :'No deal' would mean £6bn in extra costs for UK exporters


Chancellor 'listening' to rates concerns


May underlines warning over Brexit delays with Lords visit (British Prime Minister Theresa May)


Police dig at killer's former home


House of Lords: Many peers claim £300 a day 'for doing nothing'  


Teacher shortage getting worse, say MPs


Respect Brexit decision, peers urged


Benefits variations unacceptable - MPs


Police watchdog advice to split officers


Teens held over 'terror travel plans'




Nikki Haley Puts UN Anti-Israelism In Crosshairs (US United Nations Ambassador Nikki Haley)


Watch: US Ambassador to the UN speaks out on the double standard against Israel




Priests, seminarians must conform to Malta bishops’ guidelines on communion or face consequences


Pope says texting at the dinner table could lead to war


Cardinal Burke is ‘de facto’ suspended, claims Knights of Malta condom promoter





Welfare Reform Can Flourish in the Post-Obama Era



The Trump presidency exists in a bubble


Why the Russia scandal will hurt Democrats more than Trump


Why the Flynn-Russia Affair Is So Troubling for Donald Trump


Trump's Sweden Kerfuffle Shows Why The Right Trusts Him More Than The Media


Donald Trump Is Not a Zionist Racist


Trump forgets his Obama criticisms


These Republicans didn't like Trump at first. They do now.


Seven Days in February (Trumps’ critics, left and right, aim to bring about the cataclysm they predicted.)

Trump’s nominees gripe the White House isn’t protecting them


Trump lays groundwork for mass deportations


Seattle mayor wants to sue Trump


Meet Trump Communications Director Mike Dubke


Lawmakers to Trump: End unchecked war powers


Trump takes new immigration fight to 9th Circuit


Kassam: Trump Is Right; What I Saw in Sweden Last Week is Not ‘Normal’


Conway: Recess appointments 'on the table'


Trump's Mar-a-Lago trips cost taxpayers about $10M


Is Trump reviving the warmonger left?

Trump prepares rollback of rules on climate, water pollution


President Trump’s tweets give public ‘unfiltered’ look


Anti-vaccine movement is energized by Trump in the White House


Dinesh D'Souza takes on Trump Derangement Syndrome


Priebus faces doubts from populist right after rocky week  (White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus)


A Trump adviser’s move from the fringes of Washington to the West Wing


The resistance: Rogue twitter accounts fuel rebellion against Trump


Trump Lawyer Denies NYT Claim He Gave Ukrainian Plan to WH


Trump on Camp David: ‘You’d like it ... for about 30 minutes’


Ami Horowitz defends Sweden refugee claims from backlash over Trump remark


The Trump White House is already cooking the books


Spelling's not for eveyrone, Mr. Precedent


The terrible consequences of abandoning American exceptionalism


'Massive error in judgment': Fans turn on Rory McIlroy for playing a round of golf with President Trump while nursing an injury and accuse him of dabbling in politics 


Why Donald Trump Doesn’t Understand Black Life


Anyone home in Trumpville?


Piers Morgan: There ARE traitors in your intelligence services and some reporters ARE disgracefully biased but you can't run America on your own, Mr President. So calm down and stop making it so easy for your enemies 


Kasich, Trump tentatively scheduled to meet: report


President Trump played 18 holes with golf star Rory McIlroy


'I feel like I've just been raped': Judd Apatow says Trump being elected was similar to sexual assault before making crude comments about Melania




Major pagan god of Bible honored by world government




Yahoo salvages Verizon deal with $350M discount


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