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Friday, February 24, 2017

 

CELEBRATING 240 YEARS OF LIBERTY AND FREEDOM  

 

 

In Today’s Issue: 

 

ABORTION

 

Leading Physician Confirms Unborn Children Feel Excruciating Pain During Abortions

 

Montana abortion bill would force doctors to deliver some fetuses

 

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

 

Silence of the shepherds  (How can the Catholic Church in good conscience continue to appear to have more concern for refugees than for the protection of the innocent unborn? )

 

Republicans Will Repeal Obamacare and Defund Planned Parenthood, Leaked Copy of Bill Shows

 

'Global gag rule': Dutch minister calls on UK to join safe abortion fund after Trump ban

 

High School Officials Trashed Their Pro-Life Poster, But These Students Fought Back and Won

 

Activists aghast as FDA asked to give abortion pill to pharmacies

 

Story of ‘House of Horrors’ serial killer Gosnell ‘brought me back to prayer,’ says filmmaker

 

Court Blocks Woman’s Abortion Because Her Boyfriend Wants to Keep the Baby

 

‘Teen Vogue’ Has Already Pushed Abortion to Teens 63 Times in 2017

 

10 Countries Will Spend $49 Million on Abortions After Trump Defunds International Planned Parenthood

 

This Utah abortion rule is nearly identical to an unconstitutional Texas law. A bill to undo it has stalled.

 

Baby Born at 23 Weeks and Weighing Less Than 1 Pound Heads Home from Hospital

 

Abortion ultrasound bill moves through Senate  (Wyoming)

 

So Much Hate: Abortion Activist Calls Pro-Lifers “Disgusting So-Called People”

 

Montana abortion bill would force doctors to try to save fetus

 

Catholic bishop’s blistering rebuke of Trump: ‘Now we must all become disruptors’

 

God Wrote My Life Story Around Surviving an Abortion, How Did He Write Your Story?

 

Republican lawmakers introduce bill to ban late-term abortions in Oregon

 

NBC Show “Superstore” Attacks Pro-Life People, Says They’re “Living in the Stone Age”

 

New Report Shows Just Who Has the Hardest Time Paying for an Abortion

 

Vice President Mike Pence Calls for Permanently Banning Taxpayer Funding of Abortions

 

Myth of the “unbortion”: Anti-choice legislators push the lie that “abortion reversal” is possible

 

Utah House Passes Bill Telling Women How the Abortion Pill Can be Reversed to Save Their Baby

 

Guatemala Blocks Entry to Dutch Ship Providing Abortions

 

Catholic Church Complains Two Abortionists Will Set Up Shop Down the Street From the Vatican

 

Victims of sex crime race strict Indian abortion deadline

 

Man Pulls a Knife on Pro-Life People Offering Abortion Alternatives Outside a Planned Parenthood

 

 

ACQUIRED IMMUNE DEFICIENCY SYNDROME (AIDS)

 

AIDS vaccine 'cures' 5 patients - who have now been 'virus-free' 7 months WITHOUT the help of daily drugs 

 

AFGHANISTAN

 

IS in Afghanistan: How successful has the group been?

 

AFRICA

 

Foreign travel curbs imposed on 18-45 age group in East Libya

 

US Sees a Role for Russia in Trying to Restore Peace in Libya   (AVIPP COMMENTARY: Very poor policy.  Is the goal of the US too reestablish the client states for the former Soviet Union?)

 

New claims over scale of ex-Gambian leader's theft from state coffers

 

Mood in Benghazi optimistic as authorities slowly defeat militants

 

AIRLINES

 

Airlines’ ‘Basic Economy’ Seats — Everything Is Extra

 

ALT-RIGHT MOVEMENT

 

How 'alt-right' came to haunt conservatism

 

ANTI-SEMITISM

 

Swastika made of feces found at Rhode Island art school

 

South Carolina Latest State to Address Growing Campus Anti-Semitism

 

Leftist Jews Should Quit Lecturing Trump about Anti-Semitism

 

Real Anti-Semites Against Fake Anti-Semitism

 

Eight Years of the Silent Treatment (And now suddenly anti-Semitism is breaking out after one month of a new Presidency?)

 

When Hate Haunts a Graveyard

 

ARCTIC

 

Tiny Eskimo village becomes 'polar bear capital of United States'

 

ARMS CONTROL

 

Arms control groups slam Trump's 'alternative facts' on nukes

 
AUSTRALIA

 

ASX struggles as heavyweights trade ex-dividend

 

$A hits new 2017 high as frustration grows over US tax reform

 

Why baristas are about to earn less in Australia

 

Economy of scales: Depleted stocks force Asian fishermen into Australian waters

 

BALKANS

 

Muslim Leader in Bosnia Asks to Reopen Genocide Case Against Serbia

 

BIG GOVERNMENT

 

Making The Rural American West Great Again

 

BORDER SECURITY

 

Trump Administration Makes Its First Move to Build Border Wall

 

CANADA

 

TSX posts worst day of the year with 247-point loss

 

Most actively traded companies on the TSX

 

Canada's one of NATO's biggest deadbeats, but with Trump we won't get away with it anymore

 

Conservative MP Kellie Leitch runs ads on Breitbart News

 

What's in your chicken sandwich? DNA test shows Subway sandwiches could contain just 50% chicken

 

Republican activist on Trump’s radar for ambassador to Canada

 

Parents guilty of 1st-degree murder of teen son who weighed 37 lb. at death

 

Ontario immigration website crashes as traffic surges

 

Fugitives in the family: Son of accused Canadian Mennonite pot smuggler wanted on U.S. drug charges

 

Toronto’s housing market may need a Vancouver-style cooling: RBC

 

The trouble behind Canada’s failed First Nations water plants

 

CAPITOL HILL

 

Trump and Congress Should Grant Obama’s DNA Request

 

CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL AND PREVENTION (CDC)

 

25% of all overdoses are from heroin

 

 

CHRISTIANITY

 

Would Jesus Scold Trump on Refugees?  (Leftist commentators are manipulating scriptural teachings to push a political agenda.)

 

COMMUNIST CHINA 

 

China say North Korea's nuclear plan is a problem between U.S. and North Korea

 

China says no intention of using currency devaluation to its advantage

 

Tensions rise as China defends missile sites

 

China hits back at Trump 'champion of currency manipulation' jibe

 

Exclusive: Trump calls Chinese 'grand champions' of currency manipulation

 

Stop writing China off as an enemy. Millennials don’t.

 

Why China's Silicon Valley Is a Magnet for Tech Millennials

 

China Wants to Attract More Foreigners (of a Certain Kind)

 

COMMUNIST CUBA

 

Cuba a year from getting new, non-Castro president

 

COMMUNIST NORTH KOREA

 

N. Korea on coal ban: China 'dancing to tune of US'

 

 

CONGRESS

 

Five takeaways from GOP town halls

 

Meet the protesters flooding pols' town halls

 

Congress would be insane to override New York's gun laws

 

GOP lawmaker who won’t hold a town hall invokes Gabby Giffords shooting. She responds: ‘Face your constituents.’  (Former US Representative of Arizona Gabrielle Giffords(D)

 

Trump is setting the stage for mass deportations. If Congress has sense it will fix our immigration system instead

 

Conservatives to Congress: Get moving

 

Protesters seek out California's Republican members of Congress at their homes

 

COPORATE AMERICA

 

Manufacturing CEOs Push Border Tax During Meeting With Trump

 

COURTS

 

Fashion marketer LuLaRoe sued over sales tax charges

 

Judge: Mentally ill murder suspect can be forcibly medicated

 

Mother, 22, who decapitated her three-month-old daughter is sentenced to 15 years to life in prison 

 

Drunk driver gets unusual jail sentence as a reminder of woman he killed

 

CRIME IN AMERICA

 

Kansas man charged in shooting of two Indians in possible hate crime

 

Tired Teens 4.5 Times More Likely to Commit Crimes as Adults

 

Exclusive - 'He's the nicest guy you could ever meet': Cop who opened fire in scuffle with teens lives with his elderly parents and 'obnoxious' youths are ALWAYS on his lawn, says scared neighbor

 

Two kids in car hit in drive-by shooting, killing one, Bakersfield, Calif. police say

 

Suspect shot, killed; 2 DC police officers shot in Northeast

 

Anaheim officials push for calm while police defend decision not to charge LAPD officer

 

Ward 8 violence: 3 shootings in two hours on another violent night in SE DC

 

Ex-student, now 33, is arrested for the murder of beauty queen-turned high school teacher who was killed 11 years ago

 

'Get out of my country!' White Navy veteran 'shoots Indian immigrant Garmin engineer dead and wounds two others while yelling racial slurs'

 

How an off-duty cop telling teens to stay out of his yard escalated to gunfire, protests and outrage

 

 

CULTURE WARS

 

Ladies Night at the Theater

 

CUSTOMS AND BORDER PROTECTION

 

U.S. agents searching domestic flight for undocumented immigrant ask passengers for IDs before deplaning

 

DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL COMMITTEE (DNC)

 

Another Hard-Left Turn Ends Democratic Party As We Know It

 

How far left are the Democrats going?

 

Michael Moore endorses Ellison for DNC chair

 

Perez, Ellison whipping votes furiously

 

Civil Rights Hero John Lewis Endorses Racist Who Believed White People Were Created by Mad Scientist

 

Democrats are asking all the wrong questions of wannabe party chairs

 

Keith Ellison Gets Caught Lying About Wanting to Abolish the 2nd  Amendment (Video)

 

DEMOCRATS (MARXISTS)

 

Democrats: More Radical, Less Chic

 

Exclusive: Enjoying life as a regular citizen: Michelle Obama feels the burn at SoulCycle in Washington DC after former first family returns home from a long weekend ski trip to Aspen

 

Bowing to Base, Democrats Opt for All-Out War With Trump

 

Exclusive: Illegal fundraiser for the Clintons made secret tape because he feared being ASSASSINATED over what he knew - and used it to reveal Democrats' bid to silence him

 

Mayor de Blasio Will Meet With Federal Prosecutors on Friday (Mayor of New York City Bill de Blasio)

 

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

 

Arne Duncan: Rolling back transgender student protections is 'cruel and sad'   (Former Secretary of Education Arne Duncan(D)

 

DeVos vs. the Faculty  (Professors tell students "what to say, and more ominously, what to think," new education secretary says in her first sustained criticism of higher education.)

 

A defiant DeVos chides Bernie Sanders over free school lunches and calls Obama's transgender bathroom guidance 'overreach'   (Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos)

 

Betsy DeVos confronts transgender controversy

 

 

DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

 

Eric Trump’s brother-in-law working at Energy Dept.

 

DEPARTMENT HOMELAND SECURITY

 

Homeland Security report disputes threats from Trump’s banned nations

 

DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT (HUD)

 

HUD Needs Faith Initiatives to Shrink Poverty

 

DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

 

Justice Department will again use private prisons

 

DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

 

Christie turned down Trump’s offer to be labor secretary (Governor of New Jersey Chris Christie (R)

 

ECONOMY

 

Dow posts 11th  straight record; S&P 500 sees fifth straight weekly gain

 

Wall Street edges higher to give Dow 11th  straight record

 

Stocks Post Gains Before Trump Speech to Congress: Markets Wrap

 

Trump's focus brings renewed optimism to US manufacturers

 

J.C. Penney reports comp sales drop, to shut 130-140 stores

 

U.S Treasuries Might Finally Be Ready to Stage a Breakaway

 

Treasury yields notch largest weekly drop since December

 

Asian share off 1-1/2-year high, Trump's yuan comment in focus

 

Stocks and bonds tell investors two different stories

 

The economy shifts into pro-growth gear

 

Gold scores 4th straight weekly gain as dollar struggles

 

Dollar softens, but finishes week marginally higher

 

The Jobs Americans Do

 

More millennials are ready to buy a home, but the pickings are slim

 

U.S. new home sales rebound; consumer sentiment dips

 

Trump’s ‘big fat bubble’ trouble in the stock market

 

The outsized role of Arab inventors in America

 

EDUCATION

 

Trump Flushes Obama's Transgender Restrooms

 

Number of Illegals Applying For College Financial Aid Drops After Trump Exec Order

 

A Plan to End 'Unfair' Credit  (Proposal would quantify how much reward authors should receive on projects with multiple authors.)

 

Hollywood loves this one charter school

 

Teaching and Integrating International Students  (Various surveys look at biggest academic challenges international students face and the availability of professional development opportunities for professors teaching in intercultural classrooms.)

 

English Learners Treated Differently Depending on Where They Go to School

 

Too Ethical to Get Ahead?  (Study finds that physicists are more likely to describe women as ethical scientists, but in ways that potentially limit their productivity and competitiveness.)

 

Marilyn Misandry Trump’s bathroom rights rollback will harm trans kids for life

 

Are Great Teachers Poor Scholars?

 

Fascist Universities U.S.A.

 

Trump leaves the school bathroom

 

'Hardcore porn' found at online library for schools

 

UC regents unanimously approve Georgia Tech dean as new chancellor for UC Davis

 

Transgender Student on the Front Lines of the Rights Battle

 

False rape charges again expose injustice of campus kangaroo courts

 

President Trump Breaks a Promise on Transgender Rights

 

'This is a disaster': Caitlyn Jenner hits out at Donald Trump for scrapping transgender bathroom rules in high schools 

 

Mildred Dresselhaus, M.I.T.’s ‘Queen of Carbon,’ Dies

 

The problem with the cost of college isn't the price but who's paying the bill

 

Janet Mock: Young People Get Trans Rights. It’s Adults Who Don’t.

 

Conservatives laud Trump's decision on transgender bathroom access. Will such state restrictions now gain traction?

 

ELECTION 2016

 

Russia’s assault on America’s elections is just one example of a global threat

 

ELECTION 2020

 

2020 race lures sprawling Democratic field

 

ENERGY

 

Oil ends lower but holds on to weekly gain as U.S. rig count rises

 

Energy Prices

 

Energy Efficiency Could Offset Indian Point Shutdown, Report Says   (New York)

 

 

ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA)

 

EPA Union Urges Employees to Rally on Capitol Hill for ‘Respect’

 

Here's How Trump Can Make American Cars Great Again

 

 

EUROPEAN UNION

 

German DAX yanked 1% lower as Trump tax-policy doubts persist

 

Netherlands Far-right leader Geert Wilders suspends campaign over 'security leak'

 

Donald Trump badmouths Sweden, Germany and Paris in one go

 

In Denmark, first blasphemy charge since 1971

 

Denmark Man Charged With Blasphemy for Burning Koran

 

As other countries eye exit, Iceland debates joining EU

 

Don’t despair: The center can still win in Europe

 

Migrants Face Deportations and Walls in Europe, Too

 

FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION (FAA)

 

Report calls for air traffic control reform ahead of FAA reauthorization

 

FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION (FBI) 

 

FBI rejected White House request to publicly slam Trump-Russia reports

 

F.B.I. Files on Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab

 

FOUNDING FATHERS

 

Thomas Jefferson smeared at his own home

 

FRANCE

 

French minister expresses ‘indignation’ over latest anti-Semitic attack

 

Two Jewish brothers 'assaulted with hacksaw' in Paris suburbs

 

Why French children's books might keep grown ups awake at night

 

 

GERMANY

 

China steams past U.S., France to be Germany's biggest trading partner

 

German intelligence 'spied on foreign journalists'

 

Germany: 100 “radical Islamists” in 2013 and 1,600 today

 

Teen cleared of killing homeless German in southern Sweden

 

Did Hitler have a NUCLEAR BOMB? Mushroom cloud sighting in declassified US documents suggests the Nazis successfully tested a nuke before the end of World War Two 

 

Status of Brits in Germany up in the air, as Berlin makes no guarantees

 

Teaching Children to Play With Fire

 

Trump fires up German debate on military spending

 

A German Clash over Trump's NATO Demands

 

GLOBAL WARMING

 

Exxon's New Chief Endorses Carbon Tax to Combat Climate Change

 

Hundreds of scientists urge Trump to withdraw from U.N. climate-change agency

 

GOOGLE

 

Google accuses former top executive of stealing trade secrets and taking them to Uber

GOP

 

Milo’s Republicans: Hang ’em High!

 

Illinois' Republican governor OK with 'Obama Day'

 

GREECE

 

Greece says expects Turkey to seek extradition of soldiers

 

 

GUANTANAMO

 

Guantanamo Detainee Tries to Use Obama Statements That War Is Over to Secure Freedom

 

HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

 

The left rallies to save Obamacare with passion but little cash

 

Trump Supporters Covered by Obamacare Overwhelmed by Out-of-Pocket Costs, High Deductibles

 

Why Most Patients Say ‘Hell, No’ to Obamacare

 

Pence: ‘America’s Obamacare nightmare is about to end’ (Vice-President Mike Pence)

 

‘We literally live and die by insurance’: Cancer patients fear GOP efforts to dismantle the Affordable Care Act

 

HEALTH CARE

 

Shia LaBeouf and the Pitfalls of Celebrity Activism

 

HOLLYWOOD

 

What to Expect at This Year’s Academy Awards

 

New Alien movie features gay couple repopulating planet

 

L. Brent Bozell: A Speech to Denounce Meryl Streep

 

Robert De Niro snaps at wife for ‘spending all his money’

 

HOMOSEXUALITY

 

Homosexual sex scandal leads to Italian anti-discrimination chief’s resignation

 

When conservatives try to be cool, Milo happens

 

HONG KONG

 

Evidence thrown out, Russians cleared of theft

 

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

 

Rep. McCaul: We don't need 'a 2,000-mile wall' with Mexico   (US Representative of Texas Michael McCaul (R)

 

 

HUMAN TRAFFICKING

 

Trump vows to fight 'epidemic' of human trafficking

 

IMMIGRATION

 

Sheriff on enforcing new immigration guidelines: "We have our plate full"

 

Chicago Sheriff Openly Defies Federal Immigration Order

 

Democratic Governor Tells Cops Not to Obey Trump Immigration Policy (Connecticut)

 

‘I am an immigrant’  (I have a Masters in International Relations, speak four languages and served as a politician in my country, the Republic of Georgia. I am also an immigrant.)

 

Administration: Nearly 750 people subjected to travel ban after court order

 

Law-Abiding but Illegal, and Fearing the New Trump Rules

 

IMMIGRATION AND CUSTOMS ENFORCEMENT (ICE)

 

Ailing asylum seeker returned to Texas detention center

 

Los Angeles officials urge ICE agents to stop identifying themselves as police

 

INDIA

 

India lobbies Trump administration to avert visa threat

 

Olathe shooting: India shocked after national killed in US

 

India police arrest 'world's cheapest smartphone' firm boss

 

‘I appeal to all the parents in India not to send their children’ to the U.S., distraught father says after shooting

 

Mother finds her cannibal son eating a seven-year-old boy he had murdered and beheaded in India

 

INFRASTRUCTURE

 

Trump to map out infrastructure ideas in address to Congress

 

INTELLIGENCE COMMUNITY

 

The Return of the Shadow Warriors  (A soft civil war is taking place between the intelligence community and a democratically elected President.)

 

IRAN

 

Iran complying with nuclear deal, says UN watchdog

 

Analysis: Is Iran’s collusion with North Korea a nuclear threat to the world?

 

IRAQ

 

Iraqi PM orders air force strike against Islamic State inside Syria

 

Iraqi forces enter western Mosul, take airport from ISIS

 

ISLAM

 

Muslim Leader Says Only Beat Your Wife if Flowers Don't Work

 

 

ISRAEL

 

Israeli-“Palestinian” Arab Conflict Briefing     (Friday, February 24, 2017)

 

16-year-old Palestinian shot by Israeli forces in central Gaza Strip

 

Reuters: Trump Wants 2-State

 

Israeli forces suppress weekly marches in Kafr Qaddum, Bilin, and Nilin

 

Coldplay, visiting Israel and West Bank (Judea and Samaria) , denies planning November concerts

 

Muhammad al-Qiq loses ability to walk amid ongoing hunger strike

 

Seven Israelis injured in Cuba bus accident

 

Israeli forces suppress march in Hebron's Old City demanding reopening of Shuhada Street

 

Defense minister slams UN criticism of Azaria sentence (Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman)

 

What will the second half of Eisenkot’s term as IDF chief look like?

 

Israel denies work visa to official from ‘fundamentally biased’ Human Rights Watch

 

Palestinians throw shoes at Trump poster to mark Shuhada street closure

 

Palestinians protest against Trump in Hebron

 

Following strike, state grants Jerusalem NIS 700

 

New Hamas leader makes rare public appearance

 

Middle Israel: Under new management

 

60 cops hurt, 13 protesters arrested, but none indicted for Amona rioting

 

'We Call Them Palestinians Because…'

 

Israel denies visas to staff from 'hostile' Human Rights Watch

 

Toward A True US-Israel Partnership

 

Israel Prepares As Iran and Hezbollah Ratchet Up the Rhetoric

 

 

LIBERALISM

 

A Tea Party for the left? Liberals hope so

 

LOBBYISTS

 

With a new US president, J Street braces for first conference in political wilderness

 

MALAYSIA

 

Malaysia Says VX Nerve Agent Used in Murder of Kim Jong Nam  (Brother of Communist North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un)

 

 

MARIJUANA

 

Cannabis industry roiled by White House comments on enforcement

 

MEDIA 

 

Trump exposes the media as partisans

 

CNN News Desk Editor: "I'm a Little Biased" #CNNLEAKS

 

The Ten Worst Cases Of 'Very Fake News'

 

NBC News video featuring kids terrified about Trump comes under fire

 

Today Show staffer 'leaked Donald Trump p***ygate tape': NBC News employee on morning show released infamous recording in attempt to take down the Republican candidate AND Billy Bush, report claims

 

James O’Keefe offers $10,000 awards for evidence of ‘media malfeasance’

 

Why all your news now comes with a heap of condescension

 

MSNBC Trump special conquers CNN Dem debate in ratings

 

MEXICO

 

Mexico chides U.S. immigration policies, admits route for illegal immigrants

 

Trump’s Tough Talk on Mexico Clashes With Aides’ Pledges

 

As Kelly and Tillerson Visit Mexico, Their Reassurances Differ From Trump’s Stance (Department of Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly/ US Secretary of State Rex W Tillerson)

 

 

MIDDLE EAST

 

Mosul Iraqi forces seize airport from Isis as Syrian rebels take al-Bab

 

MILITARY

 

Trump vows massive military buildup for ‘peace through strength’

 

US changes rules of engagement for Mosul fight

 

Army approves exemption request for 75 child care workers at 2 posts

 

Task Force 76 chief of staff dies in recreational accident on Okinawa

 

Top Air Force Officer Warns Short-Term Budget Will Hurt Service Readiness

 

MINIMUM WAGE

 

Billionaire Pritzker Tells Men to Use Women’s Bathrooms to Protest Trump

 

NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION (NASA)

 

NASA Studying Manned Trip Around the Moon After Prod From Trump

 

Russian supply ship docks with space station

 

NATIONALISM

 

The New Nationalism in America

 

NORTH ATLANTIC TREATY ORGANIZATION (NATO)

 

Dunford: US will stand by its commitments to defend its NATO allies   (Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Joseph F Dunford Jr)

 

PAKISTAN

 

This Pakistan Spy Ring Exclusively Recruits Hindu Boys With Saffron Links

 

Pakistan airline admits taking extra passengers in aisle

 

‘I want people to see Pakistan the way I see it’

 

 

PHARMACEUTICAL INDUSTRY

 

Merck Takes $1.9B Writedown as Hepatitis C Market Shrinks

 

PHILIPPINES

 

Philippine Leader’s Loudest Critic Arrested on Drug Charges

 

What is this mysterious giant blob creature? Locals baffled after hairy-looking beast washes up in the Philippines 

 

POLITICS

 

A free trade globalist and economic populist debate at CPAC and explain how Trump won

 

Being a ‘deplorable’

 

 

POSTAL SERVICE

 

Postal worker admits he failed to deliver mail for years

 

RADIO

 

Beck: Bannon's 'economic nationalism' agenda not conservative

 

RUSSIA

 

Russia Appoints Temporary UN Ambassador 

 

Putin & Erdogan to meet in Moscow, visit planned for March 9-10 – Kremlin   (Russian President Vladimir V Putin/ Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan)

 

Russia Reveals Information Warfare Troops

 

SCIENCE

 

Bumble bees found to have 'impressive' brain power as they are trained to score 'goals' by scientists

 

Sons of men who take cocaine YEARS before pregnancy 'suffer profound memory damage in the womb'

 

SEAWORLD

 

SeaWorld was right to stop breeding orcas, but it should go further

 

SECOND AMENDMENT

 

Concealed carry bill passes SD House

 

 

SENATE

 

GOP Senators Embrace Awkward Russia Probe That Could Hurt Trump

 

Mitch McConnell says he doesn't see the press as the enemy (Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Kentucky)

 

Sanders: 'If you don't have the guts to face your constituents,' you shouldn't be in Congress (US Senator of Vermont Bernard Sanders (I-Socialist)

 

SOCIAL MEDIA

 

Hate groups explode on social media

 

Mark Zuckerberg's tour of 'real America': The Facebook CEO eats BBQ and takes in some blues in the South as part of his self-imposed mission to heal the divisions in society created by technology

 

SOUTH KOREA 

 

An Olympic Berth for Korean Hockey, but Few Players

 

Do North and South Korea speak the same language? Yes, but not quite

 

Army: Soldier under investigation for alleged sexual assault in South Korea  (A US soldier stationed in South Korea is under investigation on suspicion of sexual assault, according to the Army.)

 

SPORTS

 

Chicago sports anchor suspended for publicly bashing Trump

 

Magic Johnson debate turns into ESPN-on-ESPN racism claims

 

Three biggest winners from Thursday's NBA trade deadline

 

NHL Scoreboard

 

NBA Scoreboard

 

College Basketball Scoreboard (Men)

 

STATES

 

 

Californian city unanimously approves Trump impeachment resolution

 

'Women appreciate' billboard in North Carolina sparks protest

 

Washington governor signs reverse-Trump executive order

 

Shasta Dam makes history as water flows from top gates for first time in 20 years (California)

 

Arizona bill on protests, riots and racketeering: What you need to know

 

From 70s to blizzard, tornado threat: Dangerous storm to slam Midwest

 

Did the drought contribute to severe flooding in San Jose? Officials search for answers  (California)

 

 

STATE DEPARTMENT

 

Robert Spencer: Champagne Time! It’s a “Bloodbath” at the State Department

 

SUPREME COURT 

 

Pro-Abortion Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Assures Liberals She’s Not Retiring

 

Trump's transgender move puts spotlight on Supreme Court case

 

Supreme Court could pull plug on transgender bathroom case

 

Ginsburg: Trump Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch is 'very easy to get along with'

 

SYRIA

 

Car bomb kills dozens in Syria

 

Syria’s warring sides meet at UN talks for first time in three years 

 

Syrian peace talks Women issue plea to find missing loved ones  

 

‘Al-Qaeda is eating us’: Syrian rebels are losing out to extremists

 

 

TAIWAN

 

Is India playing hardball by bringing Taiwan into the equation with China?

 

The U.S. Should Learn from Taiwan’s Commitment to Providing Museum Access to Rural Poor

 

 

TERRORISM

 

Virginia: Sudanese Muslim migrant wanted to start sleeper cell for the Islamic State

 

Chicago Honors Terrorist After Dishonoring Trump

 

 

TRANSGENDER MOVEMENT

 

New study shows West Virginia is the transgender capital of America

 

Trump’s order gives a boost to bathroom bills in 12 states

 

 

TRANSPORTATION SECURITY ADMINISTRATION (TSA)

 

If the TSA can't fire these screwups, we should fire the TSA

 

 

TURKEY

 

Turkey coup: 136 diplomats and relatives seek Germany asylum

 

U.S.-Backed Fighters in Syria Worry More About Turkey Than ISIS

 

 

2016

 

Farage: 2016 was beginning of populist 'revolution'

 
UBER

 

Uber Investigator Eric Holder Asserts His Independence

 

Uber blasted by investors for 'toxic' culture

 

Subway Ridership Declines in New York. Is Uber to Blame?

 

 

UNITED KINGDOM (BRITAIN)

 

FTSE 100 ends lower for 2nd  day as banks slide

 

Peugeot boss offers UK union reassuring words on Vauxhall plants

 

Tories in historic by-election Copeland win  (The Conservatives take Cumbrian seat from Labour but the opposition holds off UKIP in Stoke Central.)

 

Fast-track degrees Conservatives unveil plans for graduation after two years

 

Two held over murderer's armed escape

 

 Paul Nuttall drove his Ukip tank into Stoke-on-Trent - but was still trounced in 'Brexit capital of Britain'

 

Top orchestra plans to open state school

 

Pearson: Education publisher reports biggest loss in its history

 

Boeing to invest in steel heartland

 

UK weather: Storm Doris leaves trail of destruction as injured schoolgirl fights for her life

 

Briton found dead in South Africa

 

Energy: Government intervention has led to higher bills, claims Lords report

 

John Lewis to cut hundreds of jobs

 

Thousands of jobs at risk as RBS posts £7 billion loss  (Scotland)

 

Policing: Met 'trying to gag critics' by defunding black officers' association

 

Data analysis: Why Corbyn lost Copeland and Ukip crumbled in Britain's Brexit capital

 

Special educational needs Parents pushing for diagnosis for children, survey says

 

Children are eating equivalent of five donuts a a day in 'hidden sugars'

 

VATICAN

 

Pope Francis Condemns Europe’s Ancient Walls against Islam

 

 

WHITE HOUSE

 

Trump to CPAC: If we ‘trust in God, there is no goal beyond our reach’

 

Trump orders new task force push to eliminate red tape

 

White House bars major news outlets from gaggle

 

Fears of Trump giving China free rein in East Asia misplaced

 

White House forced to defend Priebus conversation with FBI official about media reports linking Trump campaign to Russia  (White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus)

 

Democrats slam White House over report it asked FBI to downplay Russia stories

 

Trump eyes Reagan halo at CPAC

 

GOPer to Trump: Release your taxes

 

Trump 'not liking' Chinese and North Korean military moves

 

What to expect from Trump’s first joint address to Congress

 

How do you solve a problem like Ivanka?

 

Mike Pence Given 'Charlton Heston Courage Under Fire Award' At CPAC  (Vice-President Mike Pence)

 

President Trump Rewrites the Media Playbook

 

President Trump's CPAC speech a return to 'the start of it all'

 

Booster Trump is back on Twitter to take credit for market bull run - and says it's down to his job-creation pledge 

 

Bannon vows a daily battle for the ‘deconstruction of the administrative state’

 

Pence likens Trump to Reagan in 'conviction, vision and courage'

 

Advisers assure conservatives Trump will press on ‘promises’ that got him elected

 

Trump: Grating style, significant substance

 

Witches target Trump with mass occult ritual

 

Playing the xenophobic card  (Last week, The New York Times detailed President Donald Trump’s press conference, and wrote: “A Jewish reporter got to ask Trump a question, it didn’t go well.”)

 

Trump and Kasich can't agree on who set up Friday meeting

 

Trump says GOP border tax could boost U.S. jobs as he stops sending mixed signals about tax overhaul idea that would hit Mexico hard

 

If Trump doesn’t start leading Congress, it’ll get nothing done

 

The White House’s thoughtless, cruel and sad rollback of transgender rights

 

'Fake news' freak-out: Did top Trump adviser throw 'white power' sign?

 

‘This is our time,’ Pence tells CPAC  

 

It takes a village! Ivanka Trump heads to the White House to sit in on another meeting with her father after an early morning visit from her glam squad 

 

Funny --- 'enemies' wasn't so offensive when it meant 'Republicans'  (When President Trump tweeted that the news media “is not my enemy, it is the enemy of the American People!” the outrage on the left was palpable. That’s how dictators...)

 

CNN: White House wants intel report to back up travel ban

 

Trump and the ‘madman theory’

 

Video: Bannon reveals what makes him 'proudest' about Trump

 

Steve Bannon: Trump ‘maniacally focused’ on campaign vows

 

Mystery of Trump's deleted tweet during botched raid on al Qaeda's Yemeni boss which cost SEAL his life

 

Donald Trump coaxes business leader to tell the story about Trump’s hole-in-one

 

My country had its own Trump. Here’s how we beat him.

 

Trouble at the bar: Law profs pushing to cite Conway for professional misconduct for 'fraud' and 'deceit' after Bowling Green Massacre comments

 

Bannon Urges Unity Amid Concerns Over Trump Agenda

 

Commander of Osama bin Laden raid slams Trump’s anti-media stance

 

 

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