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Wednesday, February 21, 2018

 

CELEBRATING 241 YEARS OF LIBERTY AND FREEDOM  

 

 

 

In Today’s Issue: 

 

ABORTION

 

Gov Phil Murphy Forces New Jersey to Fund Planned Parenthood Abortion Biz, Brags It’s First Bill He’s Signed

 

Quincy Mayor Leaves Democrat Party Over Its Extreme Abortion Policy

 

Hillary Clinton Praises Cecile Richards’ New Book: She Promotes Abortion “With Humor, Heart and Hope”

 

NJ Gov. Signs Bill Increasing State's Funding for Planned Parenthood Alongside Cecile Richards

 

Abortionist Calls Pro-Life People the “American Taliban.” Says They’re “Bullies Who Need to be Bridled”

 

Lawmaker screams ‘abortion is murder’ at students

 

Lawmaker Under Fire for Telling Students “Abortion is Murder”

 

Idaho lawmaker not sorry for yelling 'abortion is murder'

 

Incredible Surgery in the Womb Corrects Baby’s Spina Bifida After Her Parents Reject Abortion

 

Plan to outlaw all abortions in South Carolina gets OK from Senate panel

 

300 Doctors and Nurses Say Their Employer Discriminated Because They Refused to Do Abortions

 

The Answer To America’s Abortion Crisis Is Actually Pretty Simple: Nurses

 

Mother Discovers Planned Parenthood Secretly Teaching Her Child’s Class, Then Teacher Kicks Her Out

 

Idaho Senate backs so-called ‘abortion reversal’ bill

 

Idaho Senate Passes Bill to Inform Women the Abortion Pill Can Be Reversed and Their Baby Saved


Immigrant rights group says lawyers no longer restricted from mentioning abortion to teens

 

City Honors Pro-Life Leader Dr. Mildred Jefferson, First Black Woman to Graduate From Harvard Medical School

 

Wisconsin Senate passes abortion limits for public workers

 

MSNBC Host Joe Scarborough Admits Young Americans Oppose Abortion Thanks to Ultrasounds of Babies

 

97% of Pro-Life Group’s Clients Would Refer a Friend for Its Pregnancy Support Services

 

Out of Wedlock Births are Increasing, But There’s One Pro-Life Reason Why

 

70-year-old man first to be arrested under Ontario’s new ban on pro-life speech

 

Draft abortion referendum law agreed by Irish cabinet

 

Ireland Will Vote May 25 on Whether to Legalize Killing Babies in Abortions

 

AFGHANISTAN

 

Russia Claims US Coalition "Mystery Helicopters" Supplying Arms To ISIS In Afghanistan

 

HRW Calls For Probe After Reports Afghan Forces Killed 20 Civilians

 

 

AFRICA

 

African audiences are having a very emotional response to Black Panther: 'We were humanised, and that matters'

 

Renewing U.S.-South Africa Relations Under President Ramaphosa

 

Ethiopia’s Great Rift

 

 

ARAB WORLD

 

Arab writer: We blew an entire century

 
ARCTIC

 

Arctic temperatures soar 25 C above normal with sites above freezing despite midday darkness

 
ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE

 

Artificial intelligence poses risks of misuse by hackers, researchers say

 

Artificial intelligence can read! And now customer service reps must go

 
ASIA

 

Pakistani, Afghanistan Babies Face 'Alarming' Death Risk, UNICEF Says

 
AUSTRALIA 

 

Chinese agents are undermining Australia's sovereignty, Clive Hamilton's controversial new book claims

 

Cost of living pushing Australian workers into homelessness

 

 

AUTO INDUSTRY

 

Ford's North American Chief Exits After ‘Inappropriate Behavior’   

BIG BROTHER

 

Data from license-plate readers goes where?

 

CANADA

 

Canada’s main stock index rises, loonie dips below 79 cents U.S.

 

Canadian JCC gets anti-Semitic mail calling to expel Jews

 

Mother lost grip on toddler as she tried to escape van caught in Ontario flooding

 

Ontario government lawyers being terrorized by ‘bully’ bosses, secret report reveals

 

Patrick Brown cleared to run for Ontario PC leadership, sources say

 

Grand River flooding forces Brantford to declare state of emergency

 

DNA technology used to sketch mother of baby found dead in Calgary dumpster

 

Ottawa is ‘blurring’ lines on privacy as it looks for new ways to collect data: watchdog

 

Howard McCurdy, Canada's second black parliamentarian, dead at 85

 

Vancouver's hot housing market just got tougher for wealthy Chinese

 

CAPITOL HILL

 

We’ve left the ‘shining city upon a hill’ for an era of ‘American carnage’

 

COMEDY

 

Colbert: Students taking action on gun violence 'give me hope'

 

COMMUNIST CHINA 

 

China Dropped Its One-Child Policy. So Why Aren’t Chinese Women Having More Babies?

 

 

COMMUNIST NORTH KOREA

 

U.S. Spies to Partner With Humanitarian Groups to Keep an Eye on North Korea

 

Research Suggests North Korea Had External Help In Building Its Nuclear Weapons

 

Kim Jong Un's cash flow to run dry by October (Communist North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un)

 

North Korea Pulled Out of Olympic Meeting With Pence, U.S. Says  (Vice-President Mike Pence)

 

Harry Kazianis: Why North Korea and America could be at war by April

 

CONGRESS

 

Democrats Don't Have a Messaging Problem on Tax Reform. They Have a Reality Problem.

 

Dems taking heat from allies for fixation on slamming tax cuts, Trump

 

Democratic leaders say Trump healthcare plans are 'junk'

 

Lawmakers feel pressure on guns

 

COURTS

 

Judge sets terms for Mike Flynn to withdraw guilty plea

 

Judge declares mistrial in case of Philly mob boss who reportedly greeted juror by name

 

North Carolina father, daughter charged with incest arraigned in Virginia court

 

Doctors charged in West Virginia, Virginia pill mill case

 

Teen accused of filming suicide competent for murder trial

 

Judicial order in Flynn case prompts new round of scrutiny

 

Revealed: Woman who cared for Florida shooter filed court papers demanding control of the $800,000 inheritance he was due from his mother's estate just ONE DAY after the massacre

 

CRIME IN AMERICA

 

'Never again!' Florida shooting survivors confront lawmakers; protests gain steam nationwide

 

'We've had enough of thoughts and prayers': Florida survivors demand gun-control action

 

Shooting survivor responds to being called an "actor"

 

Time for action: Florida shooting survivors meet lawmakers

 

Maryland police officer shot and killed is second cop murdered in 12 hours

 

8-year-old fears being hurt, takes gun to school

 

Video released in search for Texas Roadhouse shooter

 

Report: MS-13 Made Comeback Through Obama's Lax Gang Enforcement, Surge Of Unaccompanied Minors

 

Breaking News: California cops thwart mass shooting plot at a high school after investigators find arsenal of guns and ammunition at home of a 'disgruntled' student, 17

 

Stunning list: Cops stop dozens of school attacks before they happen

 

Las Vegas police arrest suspect in homeless men killings

 

Stopping the next mass shooter

 

Sorry, Despite Gun-Control Advocates' Claims, U.S. Isn't The Worst Country For Mass Shootings

 

Road-rage suspect busted after shoving woman to ground

 

Warning signs ignored again (Reaction to the latest school shooting in Parkland, Florida, that left 17 people dead and many more wounded begins at the wrong end. It's not about passing more gun laws, which people intent on breaking existing laws will not obey; rather it is about heeding warning signs and doing something before it is too late.)

 

Behind their anger, Florida students are teens struggling with trauma

 

 

DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL COMMITTEE (DNC)

 

Another Terrible FEC Report from the DNC

 

DEMOCRATS (MARXISTS)

 

How the MSM and Russian Trolls Are Destroying the Democratic Party

 

'It was his job': Piers Morgan blasts Obama for inaction on 2016 Russian meddling

 

What did Obama know? That’s new focus of probe into anti-Trump dossier

 

Former Hillary Clinton aide Amanda Renteria launches bid for California governor

 

Pennsylvania Democrats set to win big with new district map

 

Feds face new demands to probe Hillary Clinton

 

 

DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

 

Federal agency’s black history event turns awkward as sex allegation aired

 

DEPARTMENT HOMELAND SECURITY

 

Reps Question DHS’s Decision to Deny Asylum to 100 Iranian Christians, Other Religious Minorities 

 

DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

 

DOJ: Mexican National Allegedly Led ‘Significant Drug-Trafficking Organization’ in U.S.

 

Mueller Files Sealed New Charges in Manafort, Gates Case (Justice Department special counsel former FBI Director Robert Mueller)

 

Trump challenges Sessions to investigate Obama (US Attorney General Jeff Sessions)

 

Collusion-Mongers Hurt America Far Worse Than The Indicted Russians Did

 

Mueller Comes Up Short - Again  (Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein/ Justice Department special counsel former FBI Director Robert Mueller)

 

Gorka: Rosenstein statement shows Mueller should wind down Trump probe

 

Former Skadden Lawyer Pleads Guilty to Lying in Russia Investigation

 

Russia Scandal: Mueller's Latest Indictments Point To Democratic Collusion

 

The Russians didn’t do anything to us that we weren’t already doing to ourselves

 

Sessions Forms US Cyber Task Force (US Attorney General Jeff Sessions)

 

The Collusionists Are Dead

 

ECONOMY

 

Dow gives up 300-point gain to end lower as bond yields rise after Fed minutes

 

Wall Street falls as Fed minutes send bond yields higher

 

Too Few Stocks Rebounding From Rout for Chart Gurus to Calm Down

 

This hidden factor may have exacerbated the recent stock selloff

 

An 'America First' Economy

 

The stock market is ignoring ‘one of the strongest earnings seasons on record’

 

Spending Cuts, Not Tax Hikes, Boost Economic Growth

 

Asian stocks led higher by Japan as dollar extends recovery

 

Short-End Treasuries Fall, Asia Stocks Trade Flat: Markets Wrap

 

Trump’s Goldilocks economy

 

Dollar follows Treasury yields higher after Fed minutes

 

When the Recession Comes, Don’t Count on That Safety Net

 

Gold climbs as Fed minutes point to expectations of accelerated inflation

 

EDUCATION

 

TX Councilman Pressured to Quit for Wanting Islam Out of Public Schools

 

Massachusetts Students Lead US In Advanced Placement Exams

 

Porn Literacy Class Gets Teachers Talking Kinky Sex with Underage Teens

 

‘Poorly Paid’ Professors

 

D.C. Public Schools Chancellor Resigns For Rigging The System In His Daughter's Favor

 

Newt Gingrich: America Should Arm Teachers to Stop School Shootings

 

13 Ways Public Schools Incubate Mental Instability In Kids

 

Highlights: Students Call for Action Across Nation; Florida Lawmakers Fail to Take Up Assault Rifle Bill

 

Wisconsin teen invents device to protect students during a shooting

 

School survey asks sixth graders about visiting gay bars

 

Leader of D.C. Public Schools to resign after skirting school assignment rules

 

Confronting school shootings

 

Will anyone notice if Carmen is replaced by an empty chair?  (It’s looking like New York City Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña’s replacement will be an empty chair, at least for a while. Well, that does fit the bill of Mayor de Blasio’s desire to... )

 

High School, College Students Stage Walkouts, Organize Protests Calling for Stricter Gun Control

 

Families: Schools secretly teaming with 'Muslim mafia' on 'anti-bullying'

 

Professor Amy Wax and the Brownshirts on Campus

 

ELECTIONS

 

Walsh: No, We Shouldn't Lower The Voting Age. We Should Raise It. Here's Why.

 

Rosie O'Donnell Goes After Nikki Haley Over Her Parents' Anniversary

 

The surest way for America's young adults to change gun laws is through the ballot box

 

ELECTION 2016

 

Russia’s Election Meddling and the Credulous American

 

Russia's trolls were barely background static in the 2016 campaign

 

ELECTION 2018

 

Kudlow: Trump Tax-Cut Tailwind Could Benefit Republicans in Midterms

 

ENERGY

 

U.S. oil benchmark ends slightly lower ahead of supply data

 

Energy Prices

 

OPEC Roars Into 2018 Oil Cuts. Allies Stumble, Shale Soars.

 

Trump's Energy Policy Is Working

 

Amoral Soros denounces coal, buys coal stock: Yours truly is quoted in the Daily Caller

 

EUROPE

 

Deaths From Measles Outbreak 'Quadrupled' In Europe Last Year  (AVIPP COMMENTARY: All of the illegal immigration to Europe has caused this.)

 

 

EUROPEAN UNION

 

Germany’s DAX ends lower as eurozone business activity slows

 

Denmark: Muslim who attacked couple with axe is arrested, to undergo psychological examination

 

Can a party founded by a comedian run a major European country? Italy may soon find out.

 

FAST FOOD INDUSTRY

 

Taco Bell cashier fired for putting racial slur on customer’s receipt

 

FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION (FBI) 

 

FBI stonewalls, fights against turning over documents showing its role in jihad attack at AFDI free speech event

 

FBI Might Avoid Turning Over Documents in Texas Attack Lawsuit

 

 

 

FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION (FCC)

 

Fixing America's 'Invisible' Infrastructure — The Wireless Spectrum

 

FCC to officially rescind net neutrality rules on Thursday

 

 

FEDERAL DEFICIT

 

America's Debt Disaster Is Almost Here

 

 

FEDERAL DEPOSIT INSURANCE CORPORATION (FDIC)

 

US FDIC sues 16 banks alleging Libor manipulation in Doral collapse

 

 

FEDERAL RESERVE

 

Brighter U.S. Growth Outlook Emboldens Fed on Rate-Hike Course

 

 

FEMINISM

 

Feminist Writer on Billy Graham’s Passing: “Have Fun In Hell, B—-“

 

FRANCE

 

French rabbi’s baby burned after solvent placed in stroller

 

French children being taught migration is a “human right” and “we are all Africans”

 

France unveils controversial migrant deportation bill

 

Paris counts 3,000 homeless living on its streets in first ever census

 

Pyrenees landslide traps 2,000 people in French ski resort

 

Freezing weather with subzero wind chill set to sweep across France

 

GERMANY

 

Germany’s biggest newspaper under fire for publishing fake Russian email story

 

Cold snap: lows of -20C set to hit Germany starting at the weekend

 

German court jails Sweden's 'laser man' shooter for life

 

Frankfurt authorities are ‘trying to drive homeless Roma out of town’, says rights group

 

Hundestag? Germany’s SPD red-faced after dog joins party

 

Far-right Alternative for Germany rises as Merkel struggles for coalition (German Chancellor Angela Merkel)

 

GOP

 

How Republicans can win big with millennials

 

HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

 

Idaho Considers What Could Be the Worst Obamacare Plan Yet

 

Trump plan: Less health insurance for lower premiums

 

 

HEALTH CARE

 

Woman says hospital declared her living husband dead

 

 

HOLLYWOOD

 

94 Percent of Surveyed Women in Hollywood Say They’ve Been Sexually Harassed or Assaulted

 

 

HOLOCAUST

 

US Jewish group withdraws Holocaust video offensive to Poles

 

Why Poland’s new Holocaust law is a mockery

 

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

 

Online Trafficking Bill Poised for Fresh Vote in U.S. House

 

How The Media Enable Rep. Adam Schiff’s Russian Bot Conspiracy Theories(US Representative of California Adam Schiff (D)

 

GOP Rep Introduces Legislation to Revoke Citizenship From MS-13 Gang Members

 

 

INDIA

 

Attacks Against Christians In India DOUBLE In One Year, Future Trend Is To Portray Christians As ‘Unpatriotic’ And ‘Threats To Public Safety’

 

Donald Trump Jr. praises 'spirit' of India's poor and likes that they 'smile'

 

 

 

INFRASTRUCTURE

 

New Jersey Transit's Trains Are Full of Hidden Dangers

 

IRAN

 

Iran could soon be spying on smartphones worldwide, report claims

 

Secret Obama-Era Deal With Iran Derails Key Sanctions on Iran’s Propaganda Network

 

ISLAM

 

Illinois: Pro-Hijab Propaganda on Billboards

 

Muslim leader: 'Racism' of Japanese internment now seen in Trump

 

 

ISRAEL

 

Israeli-“Palestinian” Arab Conflict Briefing    (Wednesday, February 21, 2018)

 

Fatah honors terrorist who led murder: “Martyr who sat on shoulders of Heaven and smiled”

 

Confer Polish citizenship on Mahmoud Abbas  (“Palestinian” Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas)

 

Filber: I was fired for making Netanyahus give up pricey watch from Berlusconi  (Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu)

 

The day Netanyahu’s walls of denial broke down

 

Imam Al-Rawashdeh In Jordan Friday Sermon Says Allah Gathered The Jews In Palestine So They Could Be Annihilated, Benjamin Franklin Called For Banishing Jews From U.S.; Quotes Hitler As Saying Jews Are Involved In All Immorality And Crime

 

IDF Unit 8200 Foils ISIS Terror Attack in Australia, Iranian Cyber Attack in Israel  (Israel Defense Forces)

 

IDF reveals it thwarted attempted Islamic State bombing of Australian flight

 

Netanyahu still due to attend Trump meeting amid corruption

 

Israeli forces demolish 3 structures in East Jerusalem, leaving family of 6 homeless

 

Why the choice between Netanyahu and the rule of law is no choice at all

 

Palestinians: Hamas and Fatah – United against Trump

 

First seven asylum seekers refusing deportation are imprisoned

 

4 Palestinians detained during protest in support of imprisoned activist

 

With toned-down UN speech, Abbas tries to signal he’s still relevant

 

Report: Leftist Professor Pushed Colleague to Accuse Supreme Court Candidate of Sexual Harassment

 

A year later, charges filed against 8 Ofra evacuation protesters

 

Israeli forces detain 21 Palestinians, including 15-year-old, in predawn raids

 

IDF chief tells ministers it was a mistake to return terrorists’ bodies

 

Israeli forces raze Palestinian lands in Jenin, reportedly for construction of separation wall

 

Israel, US Successfully Test Hetz 3 Exoatmospheric Anti-Missile System

 

Will gas deal prompt Cairo to warm up the cold peace?

 

Top Aide to Netanyahu Turns State Witness as Graft Cases Multiply

 

PM confidant’s plea bargain shakes the ground under Netanyahu’s feet

 

'I will not shut up,' Haley Tells Abbas at United Nations (US United Nations Ambassador Nikki Haley/“Palestinian” Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas)

 

Lies and Israel-Hatred At the UN (“Palestinian” Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas)

 

Hopeless in Gaza

 

Israeli Leader Faces New Accusations as Graft Inquiry Grows

 

NYT: Israel's Gun Policy Is Restrictive, Despite What Some May Think

 

Video: How to Avoid Israeli Brutality

 

 

JAPAN

 

Japan reports suspected North Korea sanctions breach

 

3 Chinese Ships Enter Japanese Waters

 

Exclusive: Japan to buy at least 20 more F-35A stealth fighters - sources

 

JORDAN

 

Protests In Jordan Following Austerity Measures – Including Elimination Of Bread Subsidy            

 

LIBERALISM

 

Toxic Liberalism Created Nikolas Cruz

 

Disturbing survey finds needles, feces littering streets of liberal Calif. city

 

MEDIA

 

CNN’s Cuomo Melts Down After Spreading Fake News About Guns

 

Florida school shooting survivor: Media using tragedy to push gun control

 

Guess Which TV Host Was A Russian Troll Favorite?

 

Tucker Asks Gun Control Activist A Simple Firearm Question -- He Refuses To Even Address it

 

The Big Bot Conspiracy

 

The Media Changed More Votes Than the Russians

 

Gun-control groups take out NY Times ad naming lawmakers who have accepted NRA donations: report 

 

MEXICO

 

Human rights groups say Mexico not investigating spyware claims

 

 

MIDDLE EAST

 

Yemeni forces seize Houthi-controlled posts in Lahij 

 

MILITARY

 

Art of the defense deal: Trump aims to dramatically boost U.S. arms exports

 

Florida shooting: West Point admits murdered hero Peter Wang

 

Fitting honors for cadets killed in the Florida shooting

 

VA chief Shulkin’s job is safe, White House says, unless ‘other stuff comes out’

 

US top general reportedly ‘not consulted’ before Trump proposed transgender military ban

 

Army identifies soldier killed in noncombat incident in Baghdad

 

New York soldier killed in fire rescue honored with 2 valor awards

 

Marines exempt officer candidates from Combat Endurance Test

 

 

NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION (NASA)

 

Set NASA Free

 

 

NATIONAL PARKS SERVICE

 

Man who died in Yellowstone was looking for buried treasure

 

NATIONAL TRANSPORATION SAFETY BOARD (NTSB)

 

NTSB: Truck hit by GOP train was on tracks after warning

 

 

PAKISTAN

 

Pakistan Supreme Court rules ousted PM Sharif cannot lead his party

 

Bangladesh influx part of Pakistan’s proxy war with China aid: Army chief

 

Pakistan Says It Dodged U.S. Efforts To Put It On A Terror-Finance List

 

U.S. Move To Put Pakistan On Terror Financing Watch List Delayed

 

 UNICEF says Pakistan is riskiest country for newborns

 

 

PENSIONS

 

Florida Teachers’ Pension Fund Invested in Maker of School Massacre Gun

 

This retired sanitation worker makes $285K a year from pension

 

 

PHILIPPINES

 

Philippines ‘very seriously’ concerned that US intelligence tags Duterte a ‘threat to democracy’  (President Rodrigo Duterte) 

 

POLITICS

 

Free Speech Panel at CPAC Canceled by Pamela Geller After Gateway Pundit Jim Hoft Banned

 

RACISM

 

Trump should pardon boxing great Jack Johnson, who was railroaded by racism

 

RADIO

 

Limbaugh: Dems laying 'traps' every day for Trump

 

RELIGION IN AMERICA

 

Billy Graham’s difficult legacy: Pro-Israel in public, deriding Jews in private

 

Evangelist Billy Graham dies at 99

 

Billy Graham's early ministry took hold in Chicago area, became a megaphone in Wheaton

 

How Billy Graham became the most famous preacher in America

 

Trump, past presidents honor evangelist Billy Graham, adviser to poor, powerful

 

Was Billy Graham really friends with Queen Elizabeth, like depicted in 'The Crown?'

 

Famed evangelist Billy Graham dead at 99

 

Billy Graham, 99, Dies; Pastor Filled Stadiums and Counseled Presidents

 

Billy Graham, America's pastor, has died

 

Billy Graham, dead at 99, in 'the presence of God'

 

Fla. church finding a way forward after school shooting

 

Michigan to Investigate Church for Holding Biblical Sexuality Workshop

 

Jim Bakker: Get ready for Apocalypse

 

REPUBLICAN NATIONAL COMMITTEE (RNC)

 

RNC Outraises DNC Two to One in January, Continues Fundraising Domination

 

RNC Continues Large Fundraising Haul, Pulls in $12.4 Million in January

 

RUSSIA

 

On Russia, Democrats Try To Rewrite History

 

Status-6: What Russia Is Saying About Its 100-Megaton Nuclear Torpedo

 

Russian Activists' Personal Data Leaked in Online 'Hit List' Prior to Assaults, Deputy Warns

 

Lavrov: US admits envoys assigned to dissuade partners from doing business with Russia (Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov)

 

Russia Defends 'Devastating' Syria Bombing Amid Outcry

 

Reporter's Notebook: On The Trail Of A Missing Russian Mercenary

 

Russian Women Skaters Set New World Records In Quick Succession

 

Banned Russian Athletes File Libel Lawsuit Against Doping Whistle-Blower

 

How ‘Putin's Cook’ Fed America's Appetite for Disinformation   (Russian President Vladimir V Putin)

 

Putin’s useful idiots

 

The billionaire who does Putin’s dirty work

 

 

SECOND AMENDMENT

 

Florida lawmakers won't even consider AR-15 ban

 

Why one gun owner decided to leave the NRA

 

Will America Choose Its Children Over Guns?

 

Kentucky Billboard Vandalized to Read ‘Kill the NRA’

 

 

SENATE

 

Trump’s base warms to Ted Cruz after president’s amnesty ‘betrayal’ (US Senator of Texas Ted Cruz (R)

 

Romney faces a complicated path as he begins his run for Senate seat

 

Interned for Senator Rubio. Now I’m Begging Him to Act on Guns. (US Senator of Florida Marco Rubio (R)

 

Flake to Float Bill Trading DACA Stay for Wall Funding  (US Senator of Arizona Jeff Flake (R) 

 

 

SEXUAL HARASSMENT

 

Sexual harassment in opera

 

SOCIAL MEDIA

 

Massive Overnight Twitter Purge Outrages Conservatives

 

Fake Social Media Accounts Thrive Under Lax Rules

 

Woman behind pro-Trump Facebook page denies being influenced by Russians

 

SOUTH KOREA 

 

New N.Korean Missile Resembles S.Korea's Hyunmu

 

113 children dead from abuse since 2013

 

No More Delays for Korea-U.S. Drills After Paralympics

 

South Korea signs free trade deal with Central American nations

 

Ministry to consider hiring more native-speaking English teachers

 

South Korean military to shift to drone forces

 

Two takeaways from GM’s South Korea pullback

 

SPACE

 

Trump Wants to Turn Space Into a Free-Market Paradise

 

 

SPORTS

 

Defiant ESPN star Jemele Hill on claim Trump is white supremacist: 'I still stand by what I said'

 

Olympics

 

'I worked my butt off, but my body probably can't take another four years': Tearful Lindsey Vonn MISSES OUT on gold and settles for bronze in the final solo race of her illustrious Olympic career

 

NHL Scoreboard

 

NBA Scoreboard

 

SRI LANKA

 

Sri Lanka bus explosion injures 19, including 12 military personnel: spokesman

 

 

STATES

 

Bill Blocked by Fla. House Would Ban Hundreds of Guns, All of Them Listed

 

Florida House aide fired after saying school shooting survivors are 'actors'

 

Dems flip Kentucky House seat held by lawmaker who killed himself

 

Report: Hawaii wasn't ready to handle missile threat alert

 

SUPREME COURT 

 

‘Making a Murderer’ confession may get Supreme Court review

 

Coach Joe asks Supreme Court to allow his prayers

 

SYRIA

 

400,000 trapped in Assad’s ‘monstrous campaign of annihilation’ in Eastern Ghouta  (Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad)

 

Syria's civil war has been raging for 7 years. What's behind it?

 

Germany urges Russia, Iran to end regime strikes on Damascus suburb

 

Russia says Syrian ceasefire monitoring center hit in shelling: TASS

 

Afrin marks the point of collapse for American influence in Syria

 

More than 200 killed in one of bloodiest attacks of Syria’s war

 

 

TAIWAN

 

TAIEX starts ‘new year’ with a bang

 

US lawmakers vow support for Taiwan

 

Cross-strait ties dependent on goodwill: Tsai  (President Tsai Ing-wen)

 

TECHNOLOGY

 

Why Robots Will Not Put Us Out of Work

 

TERRORISM

 

Tracking Jet-Set Jihadis

 

 

TRADE

 

Seriously, Steel Industry Protection Is The Wrong Way To Go

 

 

TRANSGENDER MOVEMENT

 

Transgender teen placed in grandparents' custody after parents refuse hormone treatments

 

Judge Who Removed Trans Teen From Parents Highlights What’s At Stake

 

 

TURKEY

 

Turkey too close to goals to accept Afrin deal – The National

 

Stakes Rise in Turkey’s Afrin Assault as Pro-Assad Militia Arrive

 

U.S. Pastor Held by Turkey 'Pretty Shattered' as Captivity Passes 500 Days

 

Turkey’s violence-tinged foreign policy

 

 

UNIONS

 

Public Unions and the Janus Reckoning

 

UNITED KINGDOM (BRITAIN)

 

FTSE 100 advances as gains for Lloyds, Glencore strengthen

 

UK: Muslim rape gang sex crimes against children at “record high”

 

UK: Muslim House of Lords member condemns media for negative depiction of Muslims

 

Theresa May Asks E.U. for INDEFINITE Brexit ‘Transition’ Period  (British Prime Minister Theresa May)

 

Fake news: Qatar hails support of British MP who was not even there

 

2-year-old faces ‘death penalty’: UK court OKs hospital yanking life support against parents’ wishes 

 

May Under Pressure After 62 Tory Hardliners Demand Clean Brexit  

 

UNITED NATIONS

 

Anti-spanking UN ‘children’s’ advocate convicted of sexually abusing 12-year-old boy

 

 

UNITED STATES

 

Denver temperature plummets 72 degrees in 40 hours, officials say

 

VATICAN

 

Pope’s special envoy in Chile sex-abuse case hospitalized on first day of investigation

 

 

VENEZUELA 

 

Venezuela Launches Virtual Currency, Hoping to Resuscitate Economy

 

 

WHITE HOUSE

 

Daily Presidential Tracking Poll

 

President Trump warms to gun control measures in wake of school shooting

 

Trump again attacks Obama over Russia

 

President Trump and the Darkest Hour

 

Trump treads lightly around the NRA as he pushes for tighter gun rules after Florida shooting massacre

 

Can the Trump Administration Ban Bump Stocks?

 

Trump Moves to Regulate 'Bump Stock' Devices

 

Trump Hears Stories From Shooting Victims in Meeting

 

Trump Touts Concealed Carry for Schools, Urges End to 'Gun-Free' Zones

 

Jewish dad of Florida school shooting victim to Trump: ‘It stops here’

 

White House Considers Citing Russian Deaths in Syria as Sign of U.S. Resolve

 

Trump tweet 'not necessarily' linking shooting to Russia investigation: Sanders  (White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders)

 

Trump takes more sane steps on guns

 

For an innocent man, Trump sure does act guilty

 

Kushner Resists Losing Access as Kelly Tackles Security Clearance Issues

 

NYT: Kushner pushes back on keeping classified info access

 

Trump, citing ‘evil massacre’ in Florida, considers ideas that could draw NRA’s ire

 

Trump’s ‘tougher on Russia’ claim fits a pattern of striving to one-up Obama

 

Women who had consensual Trump affairs aren’t #MeToo

 

White House: Trump has confidence in VA, EPA chiefs

 

Trump: CNN, MSNBC 'got scammed' into covering Russian-organized rally

 

Kelly says he has 'full confidence' in Kushner on foreign policy  (White House Chief of Staff John Kelly)

 

 

 

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