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Monday, March 13, 2017





In Today’s Issue: 




Radical Feminists Push Abortion as the Solution for Poor, Malnourished Women Worldwide


Huckabee: PP's Abortions Like McDonald's Burgers - '#1 Profit Center'


Top Democrat Chuck Schumer Repeats This Huge Lie About Planned Parenthood to Save Its Funding


Trump calls Planned Parenthood's bluff


University Officials Scrub Students’ Pro-Life Chalk Messages, Leave Messages From Other Groups


What mother of feminism thought about abortion


More States May Pass Laws Banning Late-Term Abortions on Unborn Babies After 20 Weeks


Hottest ticket at SXSW? Planned Parenthood rally


Planned Parenthood teams up with Tumblr amid looming funding cuts


No more compromise: Abolish abortion


This man drives for Uber to spread the pro-life message


Scientifically Clueless Pro-Abortion Legislator Wants to Fine Men for Masturbating as “Act Against Unborn Child”


#Ru486RuCrazy campaign warns women about the dangers of abortion drug


These Stories Prove Laws Don’t Stop Abortions, They Only Make Them Dangerous


98 Babies Saved From Abortion So Far During 40 Days for Life Prayer Campaign


Midwives accused of pushing for abortion 'free for all'  (United Kingdom)


Shock: British Doctors and Midwives Groups Pushing Unlimited Abortions Up to Birth


China Aborts Over 63,000 Unborn Babies Every Single Day


Police Raid Homes of Irish Abortion Activists for Illegally Distributing Abortion Pills  (Ireland)


Was Sophie’s Instagram Justin’s abortion cover? (Canadian Prime Minister Prime Minister Justin Trudeau)


Trudeau gov’t seeks to remove criminal code restrictions on anal sex under 18 and abortion  




Afghan, Pakistani Traders Demand Reopening of Joint Border





Mogadishu hotel hit by "bloodthirsty" suicide bomber in Somalia





2 of a Farmer’s 3 Children Overdosed. What of the Third? And What of the Land?




Flush With Cash, ACLU Now Trying to Deliver on Anti-Trump Agenda




US lawmakers urge Trump to retain anti-Semitism envoy position




The Arabs Know that the Moslem Brotherhood are Terrorists




Gold adds some shine to lacklustre ASX


Australian Dollar In For Difficult Week


Why the Saudi king's trip is a worry for Australia


$22.3 billion in 10 weeks: dividends boost income


Study finds Australian kids are worried about war and terrorism


Australia considers childcare ban on unvaccinated children


Backpackers in Australia rethink safety arrangements after British woman's ordeal in Queensland




Once the queen of the skies, the 747 will soon be just a flying truck




Defunding NPR Likely Wouldn’t Go Into Effect for 2 Years





TSX, U.S. stock markets steady ahead of Federal Reserve interest rate decision


Omar Khadr in intensive care following surgery for war wounds  (Former child soldier Omar Khadr is in an intensive care unit at an Edmonton hospital following surgery to repair his shoulder, which was severely damaged more than a decade ago during a firefight with US soldiers in Afghanistan.)


One-armed man punched woman, took dump in shed


Canadians let Liberals get away with stunts that would have Tories decried as schemers


On the hook for $170K: RBC sues student forced out of med school by mental illness


Why Canada’s “Prime Minister Dreamboat” will come to regret his embrace of refugees  (Canadian Prime Minister Prime Minister Justin Trudeau)


Quebec’s euthanasia death toll stunningly almost doubled in second half of 2016


Soaring Toronto house prices refill empty nests


B.C. Premier announces panel to map out campaign finance reform


Graphic video shows man shot by Edmonton police after he pulled out long-barrelled gun in middle of street


'We must earn our customers' trust': TD Bank on defensive after CBC stories


Brampton mayor condemns ‘hateful’ campaign against Muslim prayer in Peel schools


Most Canadians favour values test for immigrants, while 23 per cent think Muslims should be banned: poll


Canada's highest court rules that Donald Trump misled investors


Trudeau approved blocking candidate from Liberal MP race


Caught at Canada’s border: What happens once asylum-seekers cross irregularly




Inside China's High-Tech Space-Based Laser Arsenal


Chinese marine corps to increase 400 percent to 100,000


Kushners Set to Get $400 Million From Chinese Firm on Tower


Meet China’s SexyCyborg, the goddess of geeks


Chinese Banks Are Great, Fundamentals Aside





Experts: N. Korea Must Be Held Accountable for Crimes Against Humanity


The North Korea Syndrome


Departure North Korea, destination Hawaii




Healthcare: Which Fix Should We Follow?


Good Enough Heath Care Legislation for 2017


Democrats threaten shutdown over wall funding


Even If GOP Healthcare Bill Passes, It Is Destined to Fail





GOP Health Plan to Increase Uninsured by 24 Million, CBO Says


Team Trump, GOP downplay looming CBO report, question group’s competence, earlier findings





Why Corporate Leaders Became Progressive Activists




Tennessee Files ‘Friendly Lawsuit’ Against Feds over Refugee Resettlement Program


Scout claims rape by Louisville officers in suit




Florida mom reportedly abducted by husband is found alive


Mom missing after thrown into car tied-up and screaming


Tensions rise in Ferguson after new Michael Brown video surfaces


Cops: Suspect in hate attack yelled, "Arab, you need to leave"


Cops: Woman attacked boyfriend with Samurai sword


Murders of 3 transgender women highlight alarming trend


Navajo Nation officer dies after shooting


Outrage at heavily-tattooed California cop who was caught on camera punching an unarmed man and threatening witnesses with his gun


As overdose deaths soar, police officers become counselors, doctors and social workers


Sheriff investigating possible vandalism at Trump golf course in Rancho Palos Verdes


'Go back to your country, terrorist': Man attacked Middle Eastern restaurant employee with a pipe 'because he looked like Saddam Hussein'





De Blasio and Cuomo have nothing to say about Bharara’s firing  (Mayor of New York City Bill de Blasio /Governor of New York Andrew M Cuomo)


Hillary Clinton's team met with Russian ambassador, says Kremlin spokesman, as he warns against 'hysteria'


City Hall’s fake press releases (Mayor of New York City Bill de Blasio)


Michelle Obama writes a recommendation for 17-year-old Black-ish star Yara Shahidi's application to Harvard


Joe Biden calls for SXSW tech innovators to join cancer fight, 'the only bipartisan thing left in America'  (Former Vice-President Joseph R Biden Jr (D)




Critical Nationwide Network for First Responders Continues to Be Delayed




Crucial U.S. agency now rationing ammo




Who is Attorney General Loretta Lynch? FISA court handled two requests to wiretap Donald Trump (Former US Attorney General Loretta Lynch)


The Press Only Cares About Replacing U.S. Attorneys When It’s Republicans Doing the Replacing


Well Done (Preet Bharara fought the good fight.)


Bharara Shunned Politics. His End Was Tinged by Them.


Good Riddance to Preet Bharara


Mobsters could walk free after feds potentially botch case


Trump transition team member in running to replace Preet


Preet compares being fired to shutdown of anti-corruption panel


New York will be forever grateful for Preet Bharara’s service


Did Trump fire the 'Sheriff of Wall Street' to keep him from investigating foreign business ties? Top Democrat claims Preet Bharara's dismissal came days after a letter sent by ethics watchdogs called for a funding probe


Ex-U.S. Attorney Bharara implies he was fired to stop an investigation




Acosta confirmation hearing is postponed




Stock market holds its ground as Fed rate decision looms


Treasuries Drop, Stocks Mixed as Fed Meeting Looms: Markets Wrap


Wall Street drifts along with eyes on Fed; Intel drops


Wall Street Has Found Its Next Big Short


How long have the S&P 500 and Dow gone without a 1% fall? 104 days


Asia shares off to cautious start as Fed rate hike looms


Asian Stocks Advance, Yen Weakens While Oil Slides: Markets Wrap


Taking the homeownership plunge


Two-year Treasury yield posts highest close since 2009 ahead of Fed meeting


Strong Job Growth Driven by Construction and Manufacturing, Report says


Gold notches first advance in 10 sessions




Watch: University Students Support Religious Freedom for Muslims, BUT Not Christians


Way out the door, Team Obama admitted its efforts to fix public schools were complete failure


New York State to End Literacy Test for Aspiring Educators, Claiming it Hurts Diversity


You won’t believe the 50 websites Harvard has labeled “Fake News”


Harvard going Orwell, protecting students from conservative websites


Fake Professor Calls Free Beacon ‘Fake News’


More Complications From IRS Snafu  (Student aid advocates and financial aid administrators say shutdown of IRS data retrieval tool has consequences beyond the FAFSA process.)


'Higher' Education: College Students Spend Loans On Booze And Drugs, Expect Taxpayer Bailout


Dropping the Ball on Professor's Dropped Trou?  (Lawsuit alleges Metro State Denver enabled a professor to retaliate against faculty members who complained that he was repeatedly seen masturbating in his office.)


Republican governor leading free college movement


Diving Into Diversity and Safe Spaces (At American Council on Education annual meeting, three university leaders discuss freedom of expression and student demands for inclusive environments.)


City schools’ biggest mistake is its cookie-cutter approach  (Mayor of New York City Bill de Blasio (D) once promised to “shake the foundations of New York City education” and bring real change to failing schools. That was in 2014. Three years later, the foundations...)


Will International Students Stay Away? (Four in 10 colleges are seeing drops in applications from international students amid pervasive concerns that the political climate might keep them away.)


The graduate and professional student debt problem


The Controversial Visit You Didn't Read About  (On the same day Charles Murray was shouted down at Middlebury, Franklin & Marshall hosted a speaker opposed by some Muslim students and others. They protested, but didn't disrupt. And he spoke.)


Here’s proof de Blasio doesn’t care about Renewal School kids


Deep Cuts at Aquinas in Tennessee  (About 60 of 76 faculty and staff members will be out of their jobs.)


High School Level Literacy Tests for Teachers are Racist


The Problem With College Governance? Alumni  (Higher education institutions should stop filling their boards with donors and instead recruit unaffiliated people with expertise in the areas they need help in, Ryan Craig and David Friedman argue.)


At this high school, no one has to sit alone at lunch




On The Backdrop Of Copts Fleeing Sinai, Egyptian Establishment, Al-Azhar Criticized For Helplessness In Dealing With ISIS, Discrimination Of Copts


Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak to be released, lawyer confirms




Oil stretches losing streak to 6th  session


Energy Prices


U.S. shale-oil production poised to hit highest level in about a year


Protecting the coal industry


Why America must not go ‘green’




Scott Pruitt Is Absolutely Right About Carbon Dioxide (Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt)




Iceland to end capital controls more than 8 years after banking crash


Ukrainian Protesters Wall Off Russia's Sberbank Headquarters In Kyiv




European stocks log 4th day of gains in choppy trade


Europeans Restrict Turkish Political Campaigning


Sweden Can’t Find Contractor Willing to Build Police Station in Migrant Suburb — ‘Too Dangerous’


Sweden paying welfare benefits to multiple jihadis who went from Sweden to fight in Syria and Iraq 


EU Leaders Criticize Turkey Over Accusations of 'Nazism, Fascism'


‘We’ll never negotiate under threats from you’ – Dutch PM to Turkey amidst rally row


Sweden, immigrants and Trump’s post-Enlightenment world


Has the Netherlands lost its way?


Protest: Demonstrations in 40 cities to show growth of pro-EU movement




Trump budget expected to seek historic contraction of federal workforce





Just so you know: Total U.S. debt and other obligations now total $69 trillion




Does monetary policy still matter?


The Fed’s high-stakes choice


Trump Wants Faster Growth. The Fed Moves for Restraint.




Where’s the Trump Doctrine?




Everything You Need to Know About France’s Elections


'Carlos the Jackal,' 1970s extremist, faces trial


An American Immigrant in Paris


Police to travel for free as Paris region boosts security on RER trains


Iran’s House Speaker: Zionists Started Syrian Civil War


French Presidential Candidate Apologizes for Anti-Semitic Tweet


Paris mayor to spend 1.5 mln euros for ‘war on rats




Merkel to Meet Trump in Clash of Style and Substance (German Chancellor Angela Merkel)


Germany spent more than $21,000,000,000 on refugees in 2016 as crisis outstrips state budgets


German MPs call for troop withdrawal from Turkish airbase amid rally row


Merkel's first meeting with Trump postponed due to snow storm


Another Axe on Islam’s Crazy Train


Police free second suspect in Essen mall attack threat


Germany rebuffs Trump's call for a big jump in military spending


Germany hunts possible contacts of mall attack plotter


Trump looks to ease tensions with Germany’s Merkel (German Chancellor Angela Merkel)


New report shows 'Berlin is growing but crime is not'


Analysis: What Merkel will make clear to Trump in Washington


Turkey has 'no business here' campaigning in Germany: minister




UCSD scientists worry Trump could suppress climate change data




Republicans on campaign trail shun Obamacare replacement


Sarah Palin blasts GOP healthcare plan as 'socialism' and calls on Trump to 'step in and fix it' 




Former Gitmo prisoner details U.S. interrogation tactics to ‘60 Minutes’




Runaway bus 'kills 34' in Haitian city of Gonaives




Report: Obama Admin Spent $77M in 2016 to Advertise Obamacare




Cardboard boxes as cribs? Safety sleep program expands




Maryland library cancels lesbian pole dancer’s sex-ed classes for teens




Here’s the problem that Trumpcare and Obamacare share


4 Key Problems That Could Kill The Tax Credits In The Obamacare Repeal


Issa: ‘Not Prepared’ to Vote for RINO-Care, ‘I Think We Can Do Better’ (US Representative of California Darrell E Issa (R)


The con job that is the “American Health Care Act”


GOP rep under fire for tweet about "somebody else's babies"  (US Representative of Iowa Steve King (R)


House Dems Bill Would Force ICE Officers to Wear Body Cameras


How and Why Obamacare Repeal Will Succeed  (It is a practical, 3-part process, against which no Republican can afford to vote.)


Trump said no one would lose coverage under Obamacare repeal. Paul Ryan won’t make that promise. (Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-Wisconsin)


Ryan agrees 'bloodbath' for GOP possible if healthcare plan doesn't pass


Encountering Resistance from Both Sides (On Obamacare repeal, Republicans are left holding the bag.)


Activist groups find little to like in GOP Obamacare replacement


Rep. Steve King blasted for 'our civilization' tweet  


Congressman King is Right


The messy health care fight (Repealing and replacing Obamacare was always going to be a messy, combative, internecine battle. And that's what it has become.)


Why lawmakers care about Kosovo, Sri Lanka and Georgia


Dems delight as industry lobbies line up against GOP bill




Fewer immigrants could mean fewer new homes


Pat Condell: A Word To The Criminal Migrant (Video)


Groups advising illegal aliens how not to get caught: Report


'Insecurity' among immigrants after Trump's immigration orders



Fears of Rogue Immigration Agents Amid Hiring Surge




Blast at 145-year-old metal & steel factory claims two lives in Bengal


Pak violates truce in J&K for 3rd time in 24 hrs


Pakistan troops violate ceasefire along LoC again


India arrests 70 workers in U.S. call-center scam




Corruption scandal rocks Indonesia’s establishment





Budget hawks, anti-tax conservatives support Trump’s infrastructure plan




Revealed: The five genuine signs of intelligence that people can't fake - so how many do YOU possess? 




What does the Republican health plan mean for your taxes?


We're No. 1! — In Taxes


A tax reform plan worth Trump’s attention




Dad's lesson to 9-year-old son about bullying goes viral




Going Red for International Women’s Day… and Its Useful Idiots




Iran Postpones Rocket Carrier Launch Fearing US Threats


What future for the Iran nuclear deal?


In Iran, A Nationwide Teachers' Demonstration


Until We Are Free: The Shirin Ebadi Story  (The tale of a single woman who took on the Islamic Republic, paid a heavy price for it, and survived.)


Report: Iranian sleeper cells operating in U.S.


Iran deploys jamming device to counter drones




Iraq forces face tough resistance in advance on Mosul’s Old City


ISIS is cornered, desperate and leaving a trail of destruction


IS fighters in Mosul 'will die' - US envoy


Iraqi helicopter fires at ISIS targets as troops seal off the last road out of Mosul and injured civilians flee from bomb blasts in the besieged city 




North Dakota: Muslim calls 911 47 times to say he supports the Islamic State and hates Trump





Israeli-“Palestinian” Arab Conflict Briefing     (Monday, March 13, 2017)


Abbas appoints Antisemitic PA TV host as dean of Gaza Al-Azhar schools  (“Palestinian” Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas)


Palestinian marchers demand Abbas resign over Israel ties


Arabs: Israel eavesdropped on Trump-Abbas conversation


Ministers promise billions in tax cuts in coming weeks


Ya’alon Leaves Likud, Starts New Party  (Former Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon)


Court remands relatives of Palestinian who stabbed police in Jerusalem


Hundreds rally in Ramallah in protest of PA police brutality


Palestinian tried to cause gas blast near crowded Jerusalem pub — police


The BDS Movement Claimed Eight Victories in 2016. They Were All Actually Losses


Shin Bet nabs 2 Palestinians allegedly planning shooting, bomb attacks


State Department: Greenblat in Israel for 'listening tour'


2 police officers hurt in Jerusalem stabbing attack; assailant killed


BDS Leader Barred From Entering Israel


Ministers push for state-funded Temple Mount foundation


Family of Palestinian slain in Jerusalem: ‘Our son was executed in cold blood’


Left-wing activist detained by police in the West Bank (Judea and Samaria)


The Transformative Power of the Palestinian Narrative


Israel said planning for visit by Philippines leader Duterte


Netanyahu on Iran: Who are they kidding?  (Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu)


Meeting Trump’s envoy, Netanyahu hopes ‘we can do some good things together’


Netanyahu Congratulates Mobil-Eye on Largest Deal in Israeli History


Ever unpredictable, Trump throws Mahmoud Abbas a lifeline


PA opens probe into 'events' at anti-PA rally where police assaulted protesters, journalists


Miki Zohar has dream for an annexation


Biggest Deal in Israeli Hi-Tech History: Intel Buys Mobileye for $15 Billion


Gaza tailor makes prayer caps for Jewish


Fatah spokesperson: Situation in East Jerusalem 'has become unbearable'


Arab toddler filmed in panic from shooting


Jerusalem Arab Charged With Plotting Bar Explosion


Katz: Iraqi Hezbollah's 'Golan Liberation Brigade' increases Iran risk (Israeli Minister of Intelligence and member of Security Cabinet Israel Katz)


Iranian FM: Netanyahu Distorts Jewish Scriptures


Trump’s Middle East diplomacy is complicated by Palestinian terror incitement




Radioactive wild boars rattle Fukushima




Report: Iran set up weapons factories for Hezbollah in Lebanon




The Republican health care plan that K Street wrote




"Fake weed" much riskier than marijuana, study says




Washington Post Flips Out over Conservatives with WHite House Access


New Yorker: White House Press Corps Livid over Trump’s ‘Trolling’


Media pivots on Trump's prosecutor purge after learning Clinton, Obama did the same


Pro-Trump media outlets set the agenda with lies. Here’s how traditional media can take it back.


Superstar reporter goes public with Obama's creepy spying on her


Anti-Trump New York Tabloid Realizes Readers Like Trump




Medicaid’s future a sleeper issue that could be biggest stumbling block for health-care plans




Mexico approves series of new trademarks for Trump brand




Saudi King Salman: Terrorism is the greatest danger to nations’ security


Abu Dhabi: Non-Muslim couple imprisoned for sex before marriage




Fear the Reaper: U.S. drone that replaces the controversial Predator is a much faster, deadlier weapon


‘Simplicate and Add Lightness!’ — Designing the F-45 Mustang II


The Battle to Keep the Pentagon in Democrat Hands


Fort Carson soldiers suffer minor injuries in Stryker crash


A Lifeline for Troubled Veterans


Meet the hero vet who fought the Taliban while battling sexism




Restaurants Add “Labor Surcharge” to Tabs to Cover Minimum-wage Increases


The Fight for $15 and the Rise of the Machines 




Under the radar: Life is low-tech at Army missile defense base in the Pacific




Moderate earthquake shakes Myanmar's biggest city; 1 injured




NASA has a new rocket and spaceship. Where will Trump take the space program?




Trump's Reckless Plan to Starve NOAA




Defense Spending by European NATO Allies Inches up in 2016


NATO chief seeks to reassure Trump on budgets




Trump's budget director claims Obama 'manipulated' unemployment numbers to make them smaller




Chinese,Turkish armies to participate in the Pakistan Day parade


Pakistan census: A third sex, nine languages, many faiths


Pak Army inducted Chinese-built LOMADS LY-80


India released two Pakistani students falsely accused of Uri attack


India policy of isolating Pakistan is especially troubling: Gen Joseph Votel




Wary of China, Duterte tells navy to build ‘structures’ east of Philippines  (President Rodrigo Duterte)




Russia ready to resume contacts with US on Syria


Russia’s National Guard launches first-ever snap combat readiness check


Russian Orthodoxy Opens Church To St. Patrick, Other Western Saints


Russian submariners to get new escape gear



Republican senator: GOP risks losing House majority if health bill approved  (US Senator of Arkansas Tom Cotton (R); AVIPP COMMENTARY: If the House would just repeal Obamacare it would have a majority for decades.)


Schumer: Mexico border wall could weaken airport security  (Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-New York); AVIPP COMMENTARY: The man is a total fool.  Israel has a wall and it did not weaken airport security.)


Senator Cruz Found an Overlooked 1974 Rule That Could Be a Real Game-changer for Repealing Obamacare  (US Senator of Texas Ted Cruz (R)


Senator Warren's 'Trust The IRS' Bill  (US Senator of Massachusetts Elizabeth Warren (D)


Paul: We're missing the story on wiretapping (US Senator of Kentucky Rand Paul (R)


Elizabeth Warren: Trump pushed out prosecutors to install 'cronies'   (US Senator of Massachusetts Elizabeth Warren (D); AVIPP COMMENTARY: Would the hypocrite Warren have said this about Bill Clinton? Read:  Flashback: When Bill Clinton Had 93 U.S. Attorneys FIRED IN ONE DAY (Video) ; Precedent: Right After 1992 Election Bill Clinton Fired U.S. Attorney Jeff Sessions .)


Booker: I spoke with Ivanka Trump privately (US Senator of New Jersey Cory Booker (D)


On Russia, McCain warns of 'more shoes to drop from this centipede' (US Senator of Arizona John McCain (R)




Seeing red: Membership triples for the Democratic Socialists of America




Park Faces Fresh Investigation by Prosecutors (President Park Geun-hye)


Will China ease THAAD retaliation?


Deposed President Heightens South Korea’s Instability As China Maneuvers For Power


US deploys drones in South Korea capable of striking North Korean targets


Chinese Electric-Car Maker Gets Green Light for Sales in Korea


South Korea Does Impeachment Right


THAAD, ‘decapitation’ raid add to allies’ new drills


Spy agency likely to become No.1 target of reform




The All-Academic Men's Tournament Bracket  (Our annual look at who would win the NCAA's Division I men's basketball tournament if academics trumped athletic skill.)


NCAA Tournament bracket: Villanova, Kansas, UNC and Gonzaga picked as number 1 seeds


3 things the NCAA tournament selection committee got right, 3 things it got wrong


NBA player ejected, fined for making finger-gun gesture during game


Illinois State, Syracuse head six NCAA tournament snubs


Brawl in the pit lane at NASCAR race: Kyle Busch attacks rival driver Joey Logano after he spun out in last-lap collision


NHL Scoreboard


NBA Scoreboard


College Basketball Scoreboard (Men)




Cuomo Forms Plastic Bag Task Force to 'Tackle' Carry-Out Question (Governor of New York Andrew M Cuomo (D)


At Odds With History: States Seize Control of Civil Asset Forfeiture


Northeast braces for late-winter wallop


Winter storm Stella will hit 50MILLION people across the Northeast: Residents are warned to expect travel chaos, power outages and up to TWO FEET of snow on Monday night and into Tuesday


Northeast bracing for a 'ferocious' snowstorm


In a small Georgia town, reaction to KKK banner is a sign of the times


This play can help New Yorkers understand Trump supporters


Use of high-tech tool to locate shooters may greatly expand in California under proposed bill


Father and son battle for lead in Iditarod Sled Dog Race across 1,000 miles of grueling Alaska wilderness





U.S. Bishops indicate to Sec of State Tillerson Global Warming is their top foreign-policy priority   (US Secretary of State Rex W Tillerson)




Before US whacks ISIS-Syria, Al Qaeda is resurgent


UNICEF: 2016 worst year yet for Syrian children


'Even if Daesh were just walking down the road they would find someone to slaughter': Syrian father reveals how he witnessed ISIS beheadings before fleeing with his wife and five children




Anti-spying bill backed on China fears


No new cyberwarfare branch listed in defense review




Lena Dunham’s Character on “Girls” is Pregnant, Makes a List of “Reasons It’s Insane to Have a Baby”




Administration still has not decided how to change NAFTA




Women Asked to Leave Women’s Shelter Over Objections to Transgender Roommate




Trump, Erdoğan meeting 'possible after referendum'  (Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan)


Netherlands Dispute Gives Turkey Perfect Election Fodder


Turkey suspends high-level relations with Netherlands


Protests in Turkey against Netherlands over diplomatic crisis


Netherlands warns citizens in Turkey amid diplomatic tensions


Turkey-Netherlands tension rises amid calls for calm


Netherlands does not extradite terrorists to Turkey: Minister


Human traffickers, 83 migrants caught on luxury yacht


30 PKK militants killed in one week: Interior ministry


Turkey says the Netherlands will 'pay the price' for denying entry to ministers, as Erdogan claims 'Nazism is alive in the west'  (Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan)


Turkey War of Words With Dutch Worsens With New Accusations


With Flynn out as Trump adviser, Turkey still presses for cleric’s extradition from US


Turkey’s Europe Relations Sink Amid Quarrel With Dutch






FTSE 100 posts second gain in a row as investors shake off Brexit jitters


May Skirts Rebellion as Lower House Rejects Brexit Bill Changes  (British Prime Minister Theresa May)


British pound jumps as Brexit moves take center stage


Oxford bosses tell UK: protect EU workers or academics will flee


As Britain braces for Brexit, will Scotland break away?


UK: Muslims barrage Muslima in hijab with death threats for twerking 


No-deal Brexit 'would put UK in worst trading position of rich nations'  


Nicola Sturgeon's last-ditch bid to derail Brexit if Scotland is not offered special treatment in negotiations (Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon)


Budget 2017 Families could lose up to 16% of income after national insurance changes


Scottish Labour still opposed to indyref2 despite Corbyn comments


Refugees UK sending Syrians back to countries where they were beaten and abused


Hundreds of millions of British aid 'wasted' on overseas climate change projects


Mhairi Black SNP politician may quit 'depressing' parliament after single term as MP  


Threat of hard Brexit looms as final EU debate looms


Ian McEwan Referendums such as Brexit vote remind me of Third Reich


Leaving the EU without a deal on Brexit would be 'perfectly OK', Boris Johnson says, as Tory rebellion falters  (British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson)


Scotland: Woman dies after taking part in endurance race


Sturgeon accused of ‘irresponsible’ rhetoric over indyref2


Teachers must ditch 'neuromyth' of learning styles, say scientists


 Theresa May travel plans left on a train in 'serious security breach'  (British Prime Minister Theresa May)


Lancashire: Anti-fracking protesters take government to court


Article 50 explained as Theresa May prepares to start Brexit


Hacking British democracy at risk from Russia, says GCHQ


Rail strike chaos spreads to north of England with walkouts in three different regions 


GCHQ warns politicians about Russian hacking threat


Brexit Will article 50 be triggered on Tuesday – or later in the month?


Davis urges MPs to back Brexit bill     (The Brexit secretary also says plans are under way in case a deal with the EU cannot be reached.)


Dry stone walls to be built by ex-prisoners in £10 million drive to preserve traditional British skills





UN Human Rights Head Says Trump Policies Might Breach International Law 




Toddler dies in first U.S. fatality linked to a hoverboard fire




Trump Warns It Could Take Several Years for Health Costs to Drop


Jerry Springer: Bannon ‘Wants America To Be Basically Christian and White’


Trump Meets with Victims of Obamacare at White House…


Trump steps up ObamaCare repeal push, meets with law's 'victims'


How Trump Can Gut Obamacare Without Congress


Juan Williams: The worst 'TrumpCare' surprise of all


Trump’s Skeletal Crew


Underestimating Trump: Foreign diplomat edition


Is Trump Making Americans Free to Speak Truth Again?


Where Does FISAgate End Up? Probably Nowhere.

Woman Who Harassed Sean Spicer at Apple Store Also Harassed Betsy DeVos
(White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer/Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos)


Trump’s White House planning meeting with Saudi Arabia’s deputy crown prince


Kellyanne Conway: government can spy on citizens "any number of ways"


WH Won't Release Proof Trump Donated Salary as Promised


Sean Spicer is confronted in an Apple Store by woman who calls Trump a 'fascist' - and then accuses the White House press secretary of racism for telling her America 'allows you to be here' (White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer)


Truth of Trump's Wiretap Claim Should Emerge Soon, Lawmakers Say


'No conclusive evidence of wrongdoing'  (A week ago, President Trump unleashed a media firestorm when he accused Barack Obama in a Tweet of wiretapping Trump Tower in New York.)


Key Offices Gather Dust as Positions Remain Unfilled  (The President is months behind where he should be in hiring crucial senior officials, according to experts in both parties, even some inside his administration.)


Kellyanne Conway suggests even wider surveillance of Trump campaign


You're fired!: Trump 'unfollows' Morning Joe hosts Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski on Twitter


White House Said to Be Loosening Rules of Counterterrorism


Next steps for the Trump resistance


Man Without an ISIS Plan  (Trump derided Obama’s anti-ISIS strategy as a disaster, though offering none of his own.)


No fixed address: How Steve Bannon lived in a string of multi-million dollar properties across America - leaving him open to voter fraud claims - and left one home with $14k of damage and a Jacuzzi destroyed by acid


New Trump executive order hurts Hawaii's feelings


The Memo: For Trump, an early test of leadership  



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