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Wednesday, February 22, 2017

 

CELEBRATING 240  YEARS OF LIBERTY AND FREEDOM  

 

 

In Today’s Issue: 

 

ABORTION

 

Planned Parenthood Killed Her in a Botched Abortion But Still Gets $500 Million of Our Tax Dollars

 

Planned Parenthood's Pandering Press

 

Couple Rejects Abortion Even Though Their Baby May Die Right After Birth

 

Fla. may make it easier to sue doctors over abortions

 

Pro-life ministry barred again from N.C. facility

 

Planned Parenthood Still Can’t Make the Numbers Work in Their Favor

 

‘Guess I'm breaking the law’: Utah not enforcing abortion clinic ‘fetal pain’ law

 

Missouri Governor Takes Strong Pro-Life Stance: “The People of Missouri Do Not Support Abortion”

 

Ordinance puts special protections on abortion

 

Planned Parenthood Abortion Doc is 7 Months Pregnant, But Kills Babies Up to 24 Weeks in Abortions

 

Judge blocks Texas from cutting Medicaid to Planned Parenthood

 

Indiana abortion 'reversal' bill is revived in House

 

Watch: A teen girl’s powerful response to Teen Vogue’s abortion gifts article

 

New Research Shows How Abortion Restrictions Hurt Poor Women Most

 

Montana Committee Passes Pro-Life Bill to Ban Late-Term Abortions After 24 Weeks

 

Montana bill would ban abortion after 24 weeks

 

South Dakota House Panel Votes to Table Abortion Measure

 

‘House-of-horrors’ abortion doctor claims he delivered Will Smith

 

This Global Abortion Fund Aims To Right Trump’s Wrong

 

In abortion bill veto, an issue for 2017 campaigns (Virginia)

 

Alaska board, prompted by suit, proposes new abortion rules

 

Skirmishes Continue On Abortion-Rights Bill  (Rhode Island)

 

Let “Jane Roe’s” legacy be an end to abortion

 

Bill looks to limit abortion services for nearly 250,000 public sector employees (Wisconsin)

 

Religious, women's groups fight anti-abortion bill in Florida

 

British General Pharmaceutical Council Wants to Force Pharmacists to Provide Abortion Drugs

 

AFGHANISTAN

 

Afghan Vice President's Bodyguards Questioned In Abuse Case

 

 

AFRICA

 

Robert Mugabe marks 93rd birthday with praise for Donald Trump  (Zimbabwe dictator Robert Mugabe)

 

Zimbabwe’s Rulers Use a Monument’s Walls to Build a Legacy

 

 

AGRICULTURE

 

Build the Wall, But Realize That We'll Still Need Seasonal Agricultural Workers

 

AIRLINES

 

Why flight attendants prefer to work in economy over first class

 

ALT-RIGHT MOVEMENT

 

Alt-right influence casts cloud over CPAC

 

AMERICAN CIVIL LIBERTIES UNION (ACLU)

 

ACLU demands Texas 'pee with LGBT'

 

 

ANTI-DEFAMATION LEAGUE (ADL)

 

Bomb Threat at ADL National HQ in New York

 

 

ANTI-SEMITISM

 

JCC near San Diego evacuated after emailed bomb threat

 

Watch: Pence prays at vandalized Jewish cemetery (Vice-President Mike Pence)

 

Muslims at University of Texas Arlington: “Stuff Jews in the oven”

 

CNN’s Navarro: ‘There Is a Correlation’ Between Trump Media Attacks, Anti-Semitism

 

Trump too late in denouncing anti-Semitic acts, critics say

 

Detroit Democrats Attend Anti-Semitic Speech by Nation of Islam Leader

 

Trump Condemns the Wave of Threats Against Jews

 

President Trump Condemns Anti-Semitism as Anti-Semite Leads Race to Head Dems

 

Muslims raise $42,000 to repair vandalized Jewish cemetery

 

ARAB WORLD

 

'Abd Al-Rahman Al-Rashed: We Must Form 'Arab NATO' To Confront Iran

 

ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS

 

'Amnesty Bus' Coming to N.D. Protest Camp Today

 

ASSISTED SUICIDE

 

Assisted suicide marches on as Congress fails to act

 
ATTENTION DEFICIT HYPERACTIVITY DISORDER (ADHD)
 

New Behavioral Therapy to Support Japanese Mothers of Children With ADHD

 
AUSTRALIA

 

Surge in Woolies leads ASX higher

 

Aussie Dollar Shrugs Off Worse-Than-Expected Construction Data

 

$1.53m spent defending priest who abused 20 children

 

Australia about to lose top spot in this world health ranking

 

It's not all gloomy: The bright spots of Australian retail

 

RBA's hands tied as wage growth hits new record low

 

MP’s $40k bill to live 80km from his electorate

 

Melbourne plane crash: Pilot had 'near collision' in 2015

 

Donald Trump’s Australia

 

Israeli PM criticises UN 'hypocrisy' on historic Australia visit

 

Push for Australian university campuses in Indonesia under free trade deal

 

AUTO INDUSTRY

 

2018 Chevy Cruze Diesel — Read the Fine Print

 

BIG GOVERNMENT

 

How Reined-In Government Regains the Trust of Americans

 

Regulations make it too hard to sell home-cooked food

 

BIOETHICS

 

Scientists are Making Human-Pig Hybrids for Organ Transplants That Could Develop Into “Monsters”

 

BORDER SECURITY

 

Border Mayor Hopeful Trump Wall Blocks Smugglers

 

CANADA

 

TSX declines after climbing to record high on Tuesday

 

Most actively traded companies on the TSX

 

Toronto police step up patrols of Jewish areas after anti-Semitic incident

 

So-called Islamophobia has given way to Islamophobia-phobia. Is Canada going crazy?

 

With accused killers poised to walk free, Ottawa urged to take action on court delays

 

‘Your throat will be slit’: Canadian’s Muslim talk show in India triggers threats, a bounty on his head

 

Judge in 'knees together' case takes unprecedented steps to try to keep job

 

Trudeau says expanded border preclearance bill will offer better protection (Canadian Prime Minister Prime Minister Justin Trudeau)

 

4 prisoners charged in beating of triple murderer Douglas Garland

 

Chinese group with hazy ownership cleared for B.C. health deal

 

Million-dollar homes on High River flood plain auctioned for a pittance by Alberta Infrastructure

 

Calgary seniors shocked at being fingerprinted, mug-shotted by U.S. border officials

 

Dairy farm worker found dead in manure tank in Ont

 

Is there such a thing as Canadian cuisine? One woman went on a five-year quest to find out

 

A solution to Canada’s refugee surge is no easy feat

 

Liberal Jewish and Muslim MPs condemn Imams who called for the death of Jews

 

Why life expectancy in Canada, other countries is reaching 'breathtaking' levels

 

Trump effect hits Alberta, and Notley pays the price

 

Former prime minister Harper’s old seat among five up for grabs as Trudeau calls byelections for April 3

 

'You had to come sit your f------ fat ass on my leg

 

Toronto mumps outbreak might be linked to bars

 

Trudeau: Canada will continue to accept asylum seekers from US

 

 

CENSUS BUREAU

 

Census: Two-Thirds of Americans Aren't Putting Money in Their 401(k)

 

 

CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY (CIA)

 

Trump administration 'deeply disappointed' over imminent extradition of former CIA agent

 

CHRISTIANITY

 

George Washington’s Christianity

 

COMEDY

 

Bill Maher Defended Child Sex Abuse in 1998

 

COMMUNIST CHINA 

 

China May Soon Surpass America on the Artificial Intelligence Battlefield

 

Is Trump’s ego picking a fight with China?

 

How America Can Avoid a War with China

 

China move puts onus on US in N. Korea impasse: experts

 

Is China Pushing Trump to Talk to North Korea?

 

Scammers in China Fake Road Injuries, but Cameras Capture the Truth

 

Chinese Security Forces Rally in Xinjiang in a Show of Power

 

 

COMMUNIST NORTH KOREA

 

No Signs of Cardiac Arrest or Puncture Wounds on Kim Jong-nam  (Brother of Communist North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un)

 

Chinese bodyguards disappeared before Kim Jong-Nam’s assassination

 

Women who assassinated half-brother of Kim Jong Un coated hands in poison, official says

 

Kim Jong Nam’s alleged assassins were trained killers  (Brother of Communist North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un)

 

 

CONGRESS

 

Congressional Aides in Criminal Probe Owed Money to Hezbollah-Connected Fugitive

 

Republicans in Congress facing hostile constituents back home

 

COPORATE AMERICA

 

CEOs Urge Congress to Enact Tax Reform to Help Make U.S. Companies Competitive

 

COURTS

 

4th Circuit Upholds Maryland's 'Assault Weapon' Ban

 

Trump Eyes Libertarian-Minded Texas Judge for Federal Court Vacancy

 

Protecting Jury Impartiality

 

Trump admin ordered to produce list of travelers detained under ban

 

Dylann Roof stopped at another AME church after Charleston massacre, new documents say

 

2 men face sentencing for hate crime attack

 

The Plot to Sabotage U.S. Court System With Thousands of Deportation Cases

 

Prep school sex offender back in court to push for new trial

 

Woman who says she was fired for complaining about a business meeting at Hooters launches lawsuit

 

CRIME IN AMERICA

 

Careworker caught on video giving sexual dance

 

Victim's phone recorded voice saying 'down the hill' before Indiana teens killed

 

Woman admits $1M stolen from employer paid for luxury lifestyle

 

Almost 2,000 opioid-related deaths in Massachusetts show fentanyl dangers rising

 

Louisiana woman hailed as a hero for stopping man from beating police officer

 

Police save puppy from heroin overdose -- and arrest owners

 

Ohio parents charged in 7-year-old son's heroin overdose

 

Gang member accused of killing Whittier cop had cycled in and out of jail, records show

 

Erik Menendez's ex-girlfriend opens up about the road trip the couple took a day after he and his brother killed their parents 

 

 

CYBER ATTACKS

 

U.S. Government Computers Still Not Safe From Cyber Attacks

 

DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL COMMITTEE (DNC)

 

DNC race remains tight as Democrats combat Trump

 

Trump on DNC race: Ellison ‘predicted early that I would win!’

 

Howard Dean endorses South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg for DNC chair

 

Clash of the Radical Titans  (Keith Ellison and Thomas Perez vie for the post of DNC chairman.)

 

Bill de Blasio: Why I’m supporting Keith Ellison for DNC chair  (Mayor of New York City Bill de Blasio(D)

 

DEMOCRATS (MARXISTS)

 

When will Obama the Revolutionary Renegade strike?

 

With N-word sign, Florida man could damage Tampa mayor’s gubernatorial hopes

 

Why de Blasio shouldn’t offer Chicago his advice on crime (Mayor of New York City Bill de Blasio)

 

Grammar and Obama do not agree

 

Top N.C. Democrats want Supreme Court to drop voting law review

 

Camelot West for sale! Robert Kennedy Jr. and Cheryl Hines sell their Malibu home complete with two storey treehouse for $6.45m

 

 

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

 

Report: Donald Trump Overrides Betsy DeVos’ Support for Obama’s Pro-Transgender Policy  (Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos)

 

DEPARTMENT HOMELAND SECURITY

 

Leverage: DHS Given 30 Days to Identify 'All Sources' of Funding to Mexico

 

J. Christian Adams: Trump Reforms Will Remove Any Arrested Illegal Here Less Than 2 Years

 

DHS To Expedite Deportation Proceedings By Not Using Judges

 

Krikorian: ‘No Longer Will Any Classes of Immigrants Be Exempt from Enforcement’

 

Trump’s New Guidance Calls for Vigorous Immigration Enforcement

 

Homeland Security Employees Locked out of Computer Networks

 

Exclusive: Obama’s Feds Tried to Hack Indiana’s Election System While Pence Was Governor

 

Confusion mounts as immigrants react to Trump memos

 

Mr. Trump’s ‘Deportation Force’ Prepares an Assault on American Values

 

Trump Details Plans to Deport Millions of Immigrants

 

The Trump administration’s blueprint for mass removals, with a streak of cruelty

 

DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

 

Trump Wants Justice Department to Investigate Leakers. How That Works.

 

Veteran facing prison for 6-inch U.S. flag on fence

 

DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

 

Trump labor secretary pick drawing union support

 

ECONOMY

 

Dow notches best record-setting streak in 30 years

 

Trump seeks jobs advice from some firms that offshore U.S. work

 

Asia up as Wall Street extends record rise, dollar steady

 

Asia Stocks Gain Even as Topix Drops; Dollar Falls: Markets Wrap

 

What if creative destruction buries the working man in the rubble?

 

U.S. home sales hit 10-year high, prices soar

 

Want a Raise? These U.S. Industries Are Driving Wage Growth

 

Dollar retreats in volatile session, pressured after Fed minutes

 

Better ways to boost manufacturing, jobs

 

Treasury yields decline after Fed minutes

 

Why stock, bond investors shouldn’t ‘just buy everything’

 

Gold scores a boost after Fed minutes, following 3rd losing session

 

EDUCATION

 

Universities Lean Left, but Are Diversity Laws the Answer?

 

The School Project That Sets Parents Free

 

Wisconsin Students May Be Able To Opt Out of Funding Leftist Programs

 

FIRE Lists Ten Colleges With the Worst Free Speech Issues

 

Former Stanford Provost Gives Most Powerful Denunciation Yet Of 'Intolerant' Campus 'Echo Chambers'

 

Pennsylvania School Sees Improvement After Dropping Michelle Obama’s Lunch Program

 

Racist video draws condemnation on college campus

 

Why is America Failing at Sexual Health and Education?

 

Bill would leave evolution, climate skepticism up to teachers  (South Dakota)

 

Teacher who used students to date hot relatives gets job back

 

Student loan debt now totals over $1.3 trillion

 

Investigation of Former City College President Expands

 

Police Dept. Cancels ‘High-Five Friday’ at Schools Because Some Students May Be ‘Uncomfortable’

 

AP Participation Is Up (More than 20 percent of most recent high school class nationally has taken and passed at least one exam.)

 

If college liberals are so naive, why did the campus right fall for Yiannopoulos?

 

Incidents Roil Campuses  (Racist video at Old Dominion, blackface controversy at Spring Arbor and anti-immigrant posters at the University of Texas.)

 

Students More Likely to Succeed If Teachers Have Positive Perceptions of Parents

 

'Lower Ed'  (A new book argues that the focus on credentials and growing inequality led to the rise in for-profit colleges.)

 

Minnesota high school backtracks after ordering girls to submit prom dresses for pre-approval to make sure they were acceptable enough to wear to church 

 

The Conservative Approach to Student Loans  (Right-leaning policy thinkers push agenda to simplify loan system, inject bigger role for private lenders. But proposals to eliminate PLUS loans likely to draw opposition from advocacy groups.)

 

'White privilege' campaign blasted as just another 'guilt trip'

 

25 Years Without a Raise  (At Youngstown State, adjuncts marked the anniversary with a cake.)

 

Students rat each other out over speech

 

EGYPT

 

ISIS Egypt Is Openly Betting On Bigotry As A Winning Strategy

 

Egypt Looks for an Expanded Role in America’s Foreign Policy

 

ENERGY

 

Oil settles lower to end 3 straight sessions of gains, as non-OPEC production weighs

 

Energy Prices

 

Trump Eyes Easing Obama Rules for Sprawling Pipeline Network

 

The Shale Revolution Is A Made-In-America Success Story

 

Tell the truth about fracking

 

ENVIRONMENT

 

Another orange alligator has been spotted

 

Mystery of the half-eaten shark on Florida beach

 

 

ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA)

 

Emails: EPA's Pruitt cozy with fossil fuel industry  (Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt)

 

New EPA chief Pruitt says agency will respect rule of law, states’ rights

 

New EPA chief to employees: ‘We don’t have to choose’ between jobs and the environment

 

Trump readies slew of new orders targeting EPA

 

EUROPE

 

'Ukraine Has Become a Wild Country'

 

Sweden probes riot in mainly immigrant Stockholm suburb

 

Welcome to the booze-soaked town that spends 100 days in darkness  (Norway)

 

Ukraine Lawmaker Who Aided Trump Allies Faces Inquiry

 

EUROPEAN UNION

 

European stocks flatten at the close as euro pulls back

 

Idiot: Former Clinton Labor Secretary Blames Trump For Swedish Muslim Riots

 

Austria: Nine Muslim “refugees” gang-rape woman for two hours, ignoring her pleas

 

The Pushback: Why the Trump Administration Needs to Play Hardball with Europe's Intelligence Community

 

Iceland’s president says he would not, after all, ban pineapple as a pizza topping

 

Swedish Police: Government Covering Up Huge Migrant Crime Spree

 

Trump vs. the European Union: The Coming Storm

 

Two Muslims Walk Up To Random Italian Man Minding His Own Business, Beat Him Up And Savagely Rape Him

 

Italy faces potential sanction from EU for rising debt

 

Last Night in Sweden  (Problems? What problems?)

 

Violence in Sweden Draws Attention After Trump Claims

 

Actually, Sweden is having big trouble with Mideast refugees

 

U.S. 'within 10 years' of becoming Sweden  if Trump policies fail

 

Syrian migrant on trial in Austria over 20 murders

 

FAST FOOD INDUSTRY

 

McDonald's to Cut Prices on Drinks as Industry Slumps

 

FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION (FBI) 

 

Army drop-out who converted to Islam is charged with plotting ISIS attack on Kansas City that would have been '10 times' as deadly as the Boston marathon bombings 

Missouri man charged in alleged ISIS plot

 

Exclusive: Girl, 17, who was rescued from human traffickers by the FBI 'was snatched when her boyfriend left her alone for a few moments to use the bathroom in a Vegas hotel'

 

 

 

FEDERAL ELECTION COMMISSION (FEC)

 

FEC commissioner won't be silenced on voter fraud claims

 

Government Watchdog Group Calls For Investigation Into Democratic FEC Official

 

FEDERAL RESERVE

 

Federal Reserve minutes point to rate hike 'fairly soon'

 

FINANCIAL INDUSTRY

 

Banking On It (Somehow, in an age of faceless tellers and international hackers, we trust that our money is safe.)

 

Wells Fargo fires 4 in sales scandal inquiry

 

FOREIGN POLICY

 

The Trump Administration’s Islamophobic Holy Grail (Designating the Muslim Brotherhood a terror group would cripple US foreign policy, and launch a domestic smear campaign.)

 

Can McMaster Stabilize Trump’s Foreign Policy Team?

 

FRANCE

 

French mocking of alt-right's 'Paris no-go zones' would be funny if it wasn't so serious

 

 Want to run for French president? Join the crowd

 

Cracking story French artist to entomb himself in rock and hatch eggs

 

Why Emmanuel Macron's chances of becoming French president just went up

 

GAMBLING

 

Sands' Adelson Says Japan Casino is Ultimate Business Opportunity

 

GERMANY

 

German officials arrest Russian suspected of IS support

 

Iraqi migrant 'raped 13-year-old girl at train station then fled Germany to Hungary'

 

Stolen 'Work will set you free' gate returned to Dachau

 

From Russia with luvvie: German actress who was one of Hitler's favourite stars and had an affair with Joseph Goebbels was a Moscow SPY, declassified files show

 

These are the German states with the most people waiting to be deported

 

Germany to boost troops to 200,000 as US urges more defence spending

 

Berlin mayor sends condolences to terror victims - two months late

 

Leftists in Germany Want to Give Refugees the Vote

 

GLOBAL WARMING

 

Will Trump Stand Up to the World on Climate-Change Policy?

 

GOP

 

Poll reveals Putin's image rising sharply among GOP  (Russian President Vladimir V Putin)

 

Houston, Republicans Have a Problem

 

Watch Voters Give G.O.P. Lawmakers Piece of Their Mind

 

 

GREECE

 

Save Greece by Saving Its Economy First

 

 

GUANTANAMO

 

Top Trump aide: Guantanamo 'incredibly important' asset

 

HAITI

  

Mass funeral for inmates who died in "cruel, inhuman" Haitian prison

 

HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

 

 

Thanks to Obamacare, Little Boy With Spina Bifida Couldn’t Get the Treatment He Needs

  

Poll: Support for Obamacare is rising

 

Former Aetna CEO Says Obamacare Was Flawed and Exchanges are Unsustainable

 

 New health secretary could move against guaranteed free contraception for women claim health groups 

 

 

HEALTH CARE

 

Mental Illness and Heart Disease are Often Found in the Same Patients

 

Trump's immigration policy may worsen doctor shortage

 

High pollen counts reported as mild weather kick-starts allergy season

 

Teen killed, 7 hospitalized in Alaska carbon monoxide poisoning

 

Baltimore surgeon gives boy new hand using his foot bones

 

 

HOLLYWOOD

 

The moment Harrison Ford came within SECONDS of an air disaster: New video shows his plane passing just feet over a 737 with 106 people aboard as he misses runway and lands on taxiway 

 

How not to embarrass Oscar

 

 

HOLOCAUST

 

The Anne Frank Center for Mutual Respect Has Nothing To Do With Anne Frank

 

 

HOMOSEXUALITY

 

Milo Yiannopoulos is destructive to conservatism

 

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

 

New Immigration Guidance 'Unleashes the Hound Dogs,' Says 1st (Former) Illegal Alien to Serve in Congress

 

Rep. Maxine Waters: Some in Trump's Cabinet 'Are a Bunch of Scumbags'  (US Representative of California Maxine Waters (D)

 

House speaker getting look at US-Mexico border  (Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-Wisconsin)

 

GOP lessons from the latest round of brutal town halls (As Republicans face hostile crowds at town halls nationwide, US Representative of Virginia David Brat(R) offered one possible blueprint for survival.)

 

First formerly undocumented  immigrant (illegal alien)  congressman weighs in on Trump's deportation memos

 

GOP Lawmaker Urges Trump to Buy New Icebreakers Amid Russian Buildup in Arctic  (US Representative of California Duncan Hunter (R)

 

Congressman who complained about women being ‘in my grill’ is heckled at town hall in Virginia  (US Representative of Virginia David Brat(R)

 

Obamacare repeal must happen now, says congressman

 

Fourth House Republican backs bill to limit Trump on Russian sanctions

 

HUMAN TRAFFICKING

 

Child trafficking: Ways to discuss topic with kids

 

IMMIGRATION

 

Did immigration officers really have their hands tied under Obama?

 

‘Sanctuary city’ law let gang member walk free from Rikers (New York City)

 

'Santa Trump' delivers for immigration hawks

 

Activists drape 'Refugees Welcome' banner on Statue of Liberty

 

Trump adviser says new travel ban will have 'same basic policy outcome'

 

Amid Trump unease, green card holders rush to nail down citizenship

 

What the U.S. really needs is a wall to keep immigrants in

 

Team Trump’s latest immigration orders are tough — not harsh

 

Terrorism Isn't The Only Reason To Curb Refugee Admissions

 

Poll: Americans overwhelmingly oppose sanctuary cities

 

 

INDIA

 

China-Pakistan economic corridor violates our sovereignty, India tells Beijing

 

Indian Banks Misread the Fintech Threat

 

Proof that India’s growth mostly benefits India’s rich

 

INS Betwa, which had tipped over, is back on even keel

 

Govt to double solar power park capacity to 40 GW

 

Children’s Bank of India currency notes? Cop doesn’t believe it, pays the price

 

As law colleges mushroom, concern over quality of advocates being churned out

 

30 injured as Delhi University student unions clash on North Campus

 

Ramjas protest: Teachers, students, journalists beaten up in clash with ABVP

 

Industrial units must have effluent treatment plants: Supreme Court

 

INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICES (IRS)

 

Anti-Trump Groups Use Tax Loophole to Hide Finances

 

 

INTERNATIONAL CRIMINAL COURT

 

'Kim Jong-un must be taken to International Criminal Court'   (Brother of Communist North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un)

 

IRAN

 

'We Wanted to Create Progress in Iran'

 

Son Of Top Iranian Dissident Cleric Taken Into Custody

 

Young Iranian chess grandmaster expelled from national team for not wearing hijab

 

Iran Renews Destructive Cyber Attacks on Saudi Arabia

 

IRGC Commander: Iran Ready to Give U.S. ‘Slap in the Face’

 

IRAQ

 

ISIS’s ‘new horror’ in Iraq: Tiny drones that drop bombs from the sky

 

Islamic State fires cluster bombs at Iraqi government forces

 

ISLAM

 

High Concept Hate Crime  (CAIR video stars bacon-wielding female vandal.)

 

 

ISRAEL

 

Israeli-“Palestinian” Arab Conflict Briefing     (Wednesday, February 22, 2017)

 

Palestine: Netanyahu Needs To Expose PLO Hoax (Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu)

 

PM Netanyahu Says ‘Fight Anti-Semitism Together. Am Yisrael Chai!’ [video]

 

4 new Supreme Court judges tapped, as right starts to shift bench

 

Khamenei threatens Palestinians: ‘Continue the resistance’

 

Calls grow for minister to apologize for Umm al-Hiran terror claim

 

Saudi spy chief visits Israel, Ramallah

 

Hezbollah, Hamas have no fight in them, IDF chief says (Israel Defense Forces Chief of Staff Gadi Eisenkot)

 

Longest-serving Palestinian prisoner resentenced to life in prison plus 18 years

 

Netanyahu praises Trump for ‘strong stand’ on anti-Semitism

 

PM Netanyahu Cites ‘Warm Welcome’ on First Official State Visit to Australia

 

Azaria may be willing to abandon appeal, lawyer says

 

Amnesty alarmed by health condition of hunger-striking prisoner Muhammad al-Qiq

 

Elor Azaria was sentenced, but the army was the one on trial

 

Islamic State’s ‘Sinai Province’ Releases Photos of Rocket Attack on Southern Israel

 

Army chief: Azaria case tainted by ‘manipulations and lies’

 

Israeli minister backtracks on claims of vehicular attack during Umm al-Hiran raid

 

Soldier Elor Azaria given 18 months in jail for killing wounded stabber

 

Jews Protest ‘Terror Road’ Attacks at Husan Bypass

 

Families of soldier and Palestinian he killed both lament sentence

 

The Trump-Netanyahu circus: Now, no one can save Israel from itself   (Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu)

 

Israel prevents EU lawmakers from Gaza entry

 

Israel lifts ban on basketball team playing in Turkey

 

Israeli jets strike outside Damascus – Syrian media

 

Upgraded version of the Iron Dome successfully

 

Gold Digging Gang Caught in Negev Archaeological Site

 

UN condemns Israel's new West Bank (Judea and Samaria)  demolition plans

 

US torpedoed regional peace bid by trying to impose terms, Israeli official says

 

Settler leaders should have been put on trial, not Azaria

 

Hezbollah claims Israel spied in Lebanon, denies IDF strike in Syria

 

Gaza Is Outwardly Rebuilding, but Inwardly Fearful

 

 

JAPAN

 

Crime boss allegedly ordered attack on nurse after botched genital surgery

 

LIBERALISM

 

Left-Wing Front Groups Make Anti-Trump Money Untraceable

 

The Left: False Premises and Suicidal Actions

 

 

LIFE EXPECTANCY

 

Study: U.S. life expectancy lagging other nations

 

 

MALAYSIA

 

Kim Jong-nam murder: Malaysia identifies North Korean embassy official among suspects

 

Police: Suspects in N. Korean death coated hands with poison

 

MEDIA 

 

MSNBC Host: ‘It’s Media’s job to control what you think’

 

Trump Is Beating the Media at Its Own Game

 

Sudden shift in major media's war on Trump

 

Milo Is the Mini-Donald

 

Salon deletes articles defending pedophilia from site

 

James O'Keefe hints that his next big target is CNN

 

MEXICO

 

Mexico will not accept Trump's immigration plans, foreign minister says

 

Report: Arms Transfers to Mexico Spike 184 Percent; US the Top Supplier

 

Mexican ambassador: DHS memos are a 'serious issue'

 

With NAFTA in Trump’s crosshairs, Mexico’s booming border factories brace for the unknown

 

Two members of Trump's Cabinet are heading to Mexico. Here are five things to watch

 

Why Team Trump needs to fix US-Mexico relations -- fast

 

MIDDLE EAST

 

Top Yemen commander killed as rebels hit back

 

The Race to Save Jewish Heritage in the Middle East

 

Saudi Arabia donates billions to aid Yemen’s reconstruction

 

Bahrain arrests 20, approves military trials for civilians

 

The kingdom, the power and the oil  (Saudi Arabia is changing. When government officials here tell you that, you take it with an oversized grain of salt. But when Saudi human rights activists say the same, you pay attention.)

 

Yemen president says Saudi saving $10 bn for reconstruction

 

MILITARY

 

Mystery surrounds return of Pentagon's secretive X-37B spaceplane

 

New Spratly buildings to house long-range missiles say US officials

 

How to Win Wars  (History shows when we Americans did a good job of winning wars and when we did a downright terrible job.)

 

More U.S. troops may be sent into Syria to fight ISIS

 

A son's eulogy for Lt. Gen. Harold G. Moore, Jr.

 

Bound by War in Iraq, Three Generals Reconvene in the Situation Room

 

Lawmakers urge VA to explain rising cases of drug theft

 

 Here’s how General Mattis could solve the problem of Isis in Iraq   (Secretary of Defense James Mattis)

 

Former DOD comptroller: Be skeptical of military claims of readiness crisis

 

Air Mobility Command chief pays morale-boosting visit to Ramstein, Spangdahlem

 

Jew and Sikh rally around Christian Marine who posted Bible verse

 

MULTICULTURALISM

 

Rape of the West: Migrants Destroy Nations

 

NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR THE ARTS (NEA)

 

Eliminating arts funding programs will save Trump a whopping 0.0625%

 

NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION (NASA)

 

Watch Live: NASA Makes a Major Announcement About a New Space Discovery

 

SpaceX cargo ship aborts approach to station

 

NASA astronaut setting records and breaking barriers

 

Has NASA's Fermi telescope spotted evidence of dark matter in the nearby Andromeda galaxy?

 

 

NATIONAL MUSEUM OF AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORY

 

Indiana's pre-Civil War black farming community a Smithsonian surprise

 

 

NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISER

 

Trump Picks CFR Member for New National Security Advisor

 

Trump's new adviser is known for respecting Muslims

 

Trump’s new national security adviser is known as a soldier who can say ‘No, sir’

 

Rousting the anti-Flynn cabal

 

The Best From Gen. H.R. McMaster

 

 

NOBLE PRIZE

 

Kaci Kullmann Five, Head of Nobel Peace Prize Committee, Dies at 65

 

Nobel laureate, one of the most influential economists of his generation, dies at 95

 

 

NORTH ATLANTIC TREATY ORGANIZATION (NATO)

 

The U.S. NATO Alliance Has Been a One-Way Street for Too Long

 

NUTRITION

 

Lovers of Italian olive oil in for some sticker shock

 

ORGAN DONORS

 

Mom will give birth to terminally ill daughter to donate her organs

 

PAKISTAN

 

Christian Teenager Charged with Blasphemy in Pakistan Waits in Jail

 

Pakistan Police Kill 2 Suicide Bombers, Blunting Attack on Courts

 

Child among victims of Taliban suicide bombing attack in Pakistan

 

Pakistan orders additional AW139 helicopters

 

Country concerned should itself take action or Pakistan will do it: Dar

 

Nawaz Sharif to visit Turkey today

 

Seven ppl killed in attacked on sessions court in Charsadda

 

Troops to respond effectively to unprovoked violations by India: Qamar Bajwa

 

Test tube babies not against Quran and Sunnah: FSC

 

 

PHARMACEUTICAL INDUSTRY

 

Drug makers accused of conspiring to hike insulin prices

 

POLITICS

 

Why We Need Edmund Burke Now More Than Ever

 

The Right Throws Milo to the Wolves

 

An expensive lesson for conservatives

 

At CPAC, conservatism betrayed

 

What explains CPAC's dance with Milo Yiannopoulos? The enemy of my enemy is my ally

 

Conservatism's future in the age of Trump

 

 

POLLS

 

More Americans Say US Has Top Military Than Top Economy

 

 

PRISONS

 

Man accused of plotting attack like Roof's to stay jailed

 

RACISM

 

Jamie Foxx films the moment two men hurl the n-word at him in shocking racist attack in Croatian restaurant

 

RETIREMENT

 

Don't pass up free retirement money from Uncle Sam

 

 

RUSSIA

 

US to Putin: Sanctions to Remain in Place Until Crimea Occupation Ends   (Russian President Vladimir V Putin)

 

Is Moscow building a death star? The U.S. goes ballistic with its fears

 

4 Warning Signs Of Instability In Russia

 

Donald Trump's claims his team did not contact Russia during campaign contradicted by Kremlin officials

 

Russia Eyes Reforms to 13% Flat Income Tax   

 

Russia To Build Theme-Park Reichstag For Young Cadets To Storm  

 

Why Porn Will Never Die in Russia (Op-Ed)

 

Russian President To Travel To Central Asia

 

Russia’s Foreign Ministry Joins the Battle Against Fake News. (Seriously.)

 

Russia Reinforces U.S. Flank With Cutting-Edge Missile System

 

Russia Retires Legendary Soviet-Designed Space Rocket

 

Russia military acknowledges new branch: info warfare troops

 

The Trump bubble bursts in Moscow’s markets

 

Putin Trumps The Donald: How Russian leader's estimated $200 BILLION fortune dwarfs the U.S. President's $3.7 billion 

 

SCIENCE

 

20 years after Dolly, lessons learned about cloning

 

Time’s misreading of science  (As demonstrated by the confirmation hearings of Scott Pruitt for new Environmental Protection Agency chief, all-out war is being waged against the Trump administration by leftists who believe science is under attack from the evil empire.)

 

 

SENATE

 

Interview: U.S. Lawmakers Call For Lethal Weapons For Ukraine

 

Chuck Schumer, the nomination game is over (Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-New York)

 

Constituent to McConnell: Answer me and I'll shut up (Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Kentucky)

 

McConnell-Linked Group Launches $3M Obamacare Repeal and Replace Ad Campaign

 

'They’re trying to turn Elizabeth into a boogeyman' (US Senator of Massachusetts Elizabeth Warren (D)

 

Democratic Sen. Gillibrand: Gorsuch 'will be' confirmed (US Senator of New York  Kirsten Gillibrand (D)

 

Schumer: GOP will break from Trump within months  (Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-New York)

 

GOP loses top Senate contenders

 

McMaster will need Senate confirmation to serve as NSA

 

Senate eyeing vote on Trump's Supreme Court nominee by Easter

 

Unfazed: GOP senators insist on keeping Obamacare option

 

Iowa farmer warns Grassley about creating 'one great big death panel' with ObamaCare repeal (US Senator of Iowa Charles Grassley (R)

 

 

SOCIAL MEDIA

 

Facebook to aid CPAC as it courts conservatives

 

Can Facebook hit a home run with plans to livestream one Major League Baseball game a week?

 

SOCIAL SECURITY

 

Feds Paid $1 Billion in Social Security Benefits to Individuals Without a SSN

 

SOUTH KOREA 

 

Korea Aging Faster Than Expected

 

Prospects of probe extension growing thin

 

Seoul has record-low newborn badies; Gov't in emergency mode

 

Mass cancer outbreak panics Jeolla Province

 

South Sudanese textbooks to narrate revered Korean priest

 

Korea-US free trade 'mutually beneficial'

 

S. Korea condemns Japan over renewed Dokdo claim

 

SPAIN

 

Police in Barcelona Shoot at Stolen Truck Loaded With Gas Canisters

 

Spanish MPs give Junior MasterChef a roasting over late-night time slot

 

SPORTS

 

ACL tears on the rise among kids, especially girls

 

Meryl Davis and Charlie White won’t compete in Olympics

 

Charlotte Survives NBA’s Bathroom Boycott

 

Why Lakers' Jeanie Buss fired Jim Buss, Mitch Kupchak

 

Alex Rodriguez Embraces New Role at Yankees’ Camp

 

6-year-old with one arm takes on PGA Tour pros before Honda Classic

 

Broncos star Emmanuel Sanders 'lied about going to his child's birth so he could miss practice and party while having numerous affairs' claims ex in bombshell divorce filing

 

Straight WNBA star: Lesbian culture broke my spirit

 

Tom Brady's missing Super Bowl jersey is valued by Houston police at $500,000 and say whoever stole it could face a jail term of five years

 

Clemson associate athletic director Bert Henderson found dead after search

 

NHL Scoreboard

 

College Basketball Scoreboard (Men)

 

STATES

 

Where in the World is Gov. Jerry Brown? (Governor of California Jerry Brown (D)

 

California's wet weather has some believing drought is over

 

Exclusive: A taxing time for Ivanka as she is hit with a lien by New York State for non-payment of $5,000 in taxes on her Trump Tower jewelry store 

 

Fearing "feral hog apocalypse," Texas approves drastic measures

 

Dramatic rescues in San Jose after relentless rain causes floods

 

California to Trump: What 'American carnage'? Things are far safer here than in the rest of America

 

Arizona Governor Stops Licensing Board From Harassing Student Who Gives Haircuts to Homeless

 

Amid storms and fears about dam, Oroville residents are unsure who failed them — if anyone

 

Powerful storms continue to batter Northern California amid concern about levees

 

California agency urges Trump to allow funds for commuter rail project

 

 

STATE DEPARTMENT

 

State Department silent while other countries shape the message

 

Rex Tillerson: The silent man at the State Department  (US Secretary of State Rex W Tillerson)

 

Rex Tillerson is already underwater

 

Tillerson alone at the top as key State Department jobs remain unfilled (US Secretary of State Rex W Tillerson)

 

SUPREME COURT 

 

SCOTUS backs man whose lawyers argued he's black and dangerous

 

Ivanka Trump visits Supreme Court

 

Supreme Court seems split over Border Patrol shooting death

 

 

TAIWAN

 

Taiwan train bomber jailed for 30 years

 

Suspected drugs discovered on air base

 

Apple tops Taiwan's smartphone sales in January

 

Food products denied entry after border tests

 

Taiwan export orders grow for 6th month as world gears up for iPhone8

 

Beijing says 228 protests ‘despicable’

 

TAXATION

 

It's Time to Scrap Property Taxes

 

How a U.S. "border tax" could hit your wallet

 

 

TECHNOLOGY

 

Four easy ways to extend your phone's battery life

 

Apple's iPhone 8 will have 'revolutionary' depth sensing camera and could even take 3D selfies 

 

 

TERRORISM

 

The Terrorists Among Us: Rarely Mentioned Not-so-peaceful Refugees and Immigrants

 

Islamic State child jihadi: “We’re here only to support this religion”

 

TRADE

 

Trashing NAFTA: Protection or Prosperity?

 

The downside of a Trump tariff

 

TURKEY

 

Turkey: We call on Iran to reconsider its relationship with countries of region

 

Turkish Military Allows Islamic Head Scarves For Officers

 

Turkey says ‘100 Daesh fighters’ left in Syria’s Al-Bab

 

Iranian boss buys 47 apartments for $90.6 million in Istanbul skyscraper

 

Istanbul ranked 15th most congested city in world

 

No summit, no progress: Turkey to EU

 

We don’t want escalation with Iran: Presidential spokesperson

 

President Erdoğan files complaint against all coup suspects

 

No summit, no progress: Turkey to EU

 

Turkey to US: Act over Syria’s Manbij or we’ll reconsider

 

Turkey hitting PKK targets ‘to prevent attacks during referendum process’

 

Turkey sees rise in happiness levels in 2016

 

Russian air defense system purchase ‘most likely,’ Turkish minister confirms

 

3 migrants die as boat sinks on river marking Turkey-Greece border

 

UBER

 

Uber CEO Apologizes for Company Culture After Harassment Claims

 

Uber sexual harassment allegations are a warning for the tech industry and its 'rock star' culture

 

UNIONS

 

Michigan Union Executives Removed Over Embezzlement Scandal

 

 

UNITED KINGDOM (BRITAIN)

 

FTSE 100 pares gains after mixed GDP data

 

UK's 'harsh' rules for foreign spouses upheld by court

 

UK: Convert to Islam wanted to buy 9-year-old slave girl

 

75 Years Ago: Churchill and the Fall of Singapore 

 

British man who launched Isil suicide attack was Guantanamo Bay detainee awarded £1m compensation

 

Losing banking jobs to EU 'threatens financial stability across Europe'

 

Theresa May orders ministers to make case for the Union  (British Prime Minister Theresa May)

 

NHS: 111 'Risk-averse' service 'sending more callers to A&E than before'

 

Britain told there will be no 'caveats or concessions' from French after Brexit - just an unbreakable 'Franco-German position' under Emmanuel Macron

 

Street parties planned across UK in memory of murdered MP

 

Stop-searches ‘not a factor’ behind rise in violent crime (Scotland)

 

New screening test 'cuts risk by a third'

 

Vladimir Putin told to keep out of Stoke by election after pro-Russia Twitter accounts target Ukip and Paul Nuttall (Russian President Vladimir V Putin)

 

Victims of violent and sexual crimes 'not being taken seriously'

 

Ruling due on foreign spouse income limit

 

Search for lost Scots royal tomb begins in Perth

 

Southern guards in 29th  strike day

 

Hundreds of UK hotels fail food hygiene inspections

 

'Soft' signs could indicate child abuse

 

Men close the life expectancy gap on women by ditching drink and cigarettes and embracing a healthier lifestyle 

 

Mystery over male Black Death victims found buried hand in hand

 

Tube disruption as drivers walk out

 

UK should expect a very hefty bill for Brexit, says Jean-Claude Juncker   (European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker)

 

School building repairs 'to cost £6.7bn'

 

Bristol Cathedral may remove slave trader Edward Colston's window 

 

Emmanuel Macron vows aggressive fight against far right on UK visit

 

Prince Harry praises teacher 'compassion'

 

The 5 British jihadis who have died fighting for Islamic State in Syria and Iraq

 

Last day of by-election campaigning 

 

UNITED NATIONS

 

UN mediator expects ‘no breakthrough’ in Syria talks

 

UN Envoy Says Russia Asked Syria To Halt Bombings During Talks

 

Nikki Haley will address Republican governors gathering  (US United Nations Ambassador Nikki Haley)

 

Autopsy set for Russian ambassador to UN

 

Vitaly Churkin: A Sardonic Style, but Always Willing to Negotiate  (Mr Churkin, the Russian envoy to the United Nations who died Monday, used his wit to defend his country’s actions and deride what he saw as critics’ hypocrisy.)

 

UNITED STATES

   

Former white supremacists help others leave hate groups

 

The Russification of America

 

Girl power! Mysterious ancient human society was run by a 'female elite' and lived in sprawling stone mansions

 

Outside The Beltway, It's Morning In America Again

 

VATICAN

 

Pope’s support of UN’s 2030 Agenda a major threat to children’s lives: new analysis

 

Pope Francis: Rejection of refugees “rooted ultimately in self-centredness”

 

New Jesuit chief claims Jesus’ own words against divorce are ‘relative,’ subject to ‘interpretation’

 

VENEZUELA 

 

Venezuelans Now On A Forced Starvation Diet — Thanks, Socialism!

 

WHITE HOUSE

 

Trump: Budget We Are Inheriting ‘Is a Mess’…

 

Spicer: ‘It’s Disheartening’ How the Media Jumps to Conclusions About Trump   (White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer)

 

Unskilled and unable: Trump's great jobs lie

 

Democrat nightmare: What if Trump’s policies lead to prosperity?

 

Trump seeks jobs advice from some firms that offshore U.S. work

 

I Told Trump 'How Wonderful' Vaccines Are (Bill Gates)

 

The Best and the Worst Presidents

 

Church, State, and Melania Trump

 

Axios: Trump Speech to Congress to Be 'Optimistic, Uplifting'

 

Kellyanne Conway sidelined from TV after Flynn debacle 

 

Trump May Reconsider Bannon's Role on NSC

 

Off-Message and On Substance

 

White House blames 'professional protesters' for rowdy GOP town halls

 

Cabinet picks clash with White House over hiring

 

Trump expected to revoke rules on transgender bathrooms: draft document

 

How Trump’s campaign staffers tried to keep him off Twitter

 

Spicer denies Cabinet feud over transgender student protections (White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer)

 

Cheney will introduce Pence at Jewish event (Former Vice-President Richard Cheney (R) / Vice-President Mike Pence)

 

Angry protesters at GOP town hall meetings are liberal plants, Trump tweets

 

Hill communications staff craves direction from Trump White House


Trump Can't Seem to Shake Those Russia Problems

 

White House says transgender students are a states’ rights issue

 

Sean Spicer demonstrated why there’s skepticism about Trump’s claims of tolerance (White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer)

 

Sean Spicer: 'I wish the Anne Frank Center praised Trump' in fighting anti-Semitism

 

Donald Trump smashes Obama's small-donor fundraising pace, bests Clinton, Sanders combined

 

These are the American people Trump calls enemies of the American people

 

White House: Mass deportation not goal of immigration memos despite fears among many

 

Trump’s Russia Motives

 

President Trump Wants a Wall? Mexico Is It

 

33 days. 132 false or misleading claims. (Throughout President Trump’s first 100 days, the Fact Checker team will be tracking false and misleading claims made by the President since January 20. Here's a breakdown of the president's claims so far, sorted by topic and source.)

 

Trump offers condolences to Russia after ambassador dies

 

Protesters Ready for Trump’s First Visit to New York as President

 

Conservative leaders to celebrate, show tension of Trump’s America

 

Melania amends ‘hooker’ suit after it cited potential profits

 

Pastor: 'Demonic activity palpable' at Trump rally ('My daughter was shaking in fear as she clung to me.')

 

Two-thirds of Americans say Trump will get US in 'major war'

 

GOP rep pushes back on Trump's tweet about town hall protests

 

Michael Hayden: One year later — Trump's journey from candidate to president

 

 

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