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Wednesday, April 18, 2018





In Today’s Issue: 




US Christian who refuses to pay taxes until abortion is defunded has first big win in court


Neb., Tenn. defund Planned Parenthood


Abortionist critiques conscience rights protections under Trump admin in medical journal


If Porn Star Stormy Daniels Wins Her Lawsuit, She’s Giving Planned Parenthood Abortion Biz $130,000


Oregon Man Protests Paying Taxes Because of Abortion: 'I Have a Duty to My Conscience'


Planned Parenthood Abortion Biz Gets $540 Million of Your Tax Dollars, It’s Spending $30 Million to Take Over Congress


Webcam Abortion Services Offer Crucial Access—So What’s Stopping Them?


Appeals Court Forces Ohio to Fund Planned Parenthood Abortion Biz


Is a Popular Teen YouTuber Planning ‘Live On-Camera Abortion’ for Bitcoin Donations?


America's Views on Abortion Are Undergoing a Generational Shift


Louisiana Senate committee advances 15-week abortion ban


Arizona Votes Can Help Pro-Life Congressional Candidate Debbie Lesko in Special Election


Why The Anti-Abortion Movement Is Treating Cardi B Like A Hero


Facebook Launches New Tools to “Identify and Remove” Accounts Posting “Fake News” That May Target Pro-Lifers


Poll: On abortion, double digit and widening divides between young Americans and seniors


Democrats Oppose Secretary of State Nominee Mike Pompeo Just Because He’s Pro-Life


Facebook to trial ads tool in Ireland ahead of abortion referendum


Save the Eighth(Ireland)


British Health Secretary Wants to Women to Kill Their Babies in At-Home Abortions


Canada cuts Bible camp’s funding after it refused to support abortion




US drops more bombs in Afghanistan as war against ISIS winds down




Libya strongman’s chief of staff survives car bombing: military




Southwest jet makes emergency landing in Nashville after bird strike


What went wrong on the Southwest flight


Passenger recalls horror of deadly Southwest flight: 'I thought I was dying'


Southwest CEO Faces Test as Deadly Accident Mars Safety Record


Mother-of-two Wells Fargo executive from Albuquerque, 43, is named as woman who was killed after being sucked out of Southwest 737 jet window when engine exploded at 32,000ft




Women’s March, Black Lives Matter Leaders Attack Anti-Defamation League




JK Rowling tackles anti-Semitism  ('Harry Potter' author destroys attempts to defend, explain away anti-Semitism in Britain.)


Anti-Semitism and the Politics of Hate




Saudi Journalist: The Arab Countries Oppressed Their Jews, Failed To Benefit From Their Presence




Legalizing Assisted Suicide Has Created a Slippery Slope Leading to Euthanizing the Elderly



Miners lead ASX to gains as banks suffer


Australian Dollar Edges Higher as Traders Eye Key Labour Market Report


Australia and India should revitalise the Commonwealth: UK think tank


Australia should tax and regulate cannabis, not prohibit it


Australia 'should be grateful' for Indonesia's hard line on drugs, narcotics chief says





California Opens Investigation of Tesla Workplace Conditions




Albania wants US military to establish presence: defense minister





TSX makes strong gains after optimistic economic growth outlook from Bank of Canada


Revealed: Halifax mall massacre plotter's eerie Tumblr post


Canadian Pacific Railway unions serve 72-hour strike notice


Cuba's next president won't be a Castro. Here's what that means for Canada.


Moody’s sounds ratings warning shot over Ontario budget


Why the architect of Alberta’s climate change plan is slamming an honorary degree for David Suzuki


Bank of Canada holds rates steady, remains ‘cautious’ on future hikes


Sex with robots can save marriages, says UBC professor


Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne calls Doug Ford a Canadian Trump as campaign turns 'vicious' — but is it a winning strategy?


GM Canada president Steve Carlisle moves on to steer Cadillac in U.S.




Puerto Rico just lost power yet again in total blackout




James Comey appears on "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert"




China Frees 30 N.Korean Defectors


U.S. Earns More in China Than Trade Numbers Reveal





In Cuba's National Assembly, Raúl Castro marks last hours of his family's rule


Scientists can't explain why diplomats in Cuba are suffering from 'traumatic brain injury'




Kazianis: Trump, don’t be fooled, North Korea may be laying a trap for you


Top spook meets Kim in Pyongyang in diplomatic surge  (Communist North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un)


N.Korea Rattled by U.S. Strikes on Syria


Mike Pompeo, CIA Director, Is Said to Meet With Kim Jong-un in North Korea





Surveillance Hawks Plan New Legislative Attacks on Encryption


Living in the Era of The Blue Wave Strip Tease


New Polls Undermine Forecast Of Blue Wave In Midterms


Koch network launches seven-figure ad campaign for Dreamers




Starbucks' Howard Schultz breaks silence after arrest of two black men




Judge Buys FBI’s Bogus Rationale For Hiding Leaked Comey Memos


Manhattan nanny found guilty in murders of two children


Hillary Clinton’s Judges Destroy Attorney Client Privilege


Parents Of Children Who Were Killed In Sandy Hook Are Suing Alex Jones Over His Conspiracy Theories


Judge in Cohen case adored by Clinton, officiated left-wing titan Soros' wedding


It's judge in Cohen case who's grabbing headlines




Two Homosexuals Slip Date Rape Drug Into Man’s Drink, When He Becomes Incapacitated They Take Him And Sodomize Him(University of Michigan)


Illegal immigrant Uber driver, 30, raped passenger then fled to native Ghana: police


Illegal hits motorcyclist, accelerates and crushes man to death




Border Patrol Stretched Too Thin: 17 Agents for 53 Miles




Cyber-Espionage: A Bigger Problem than We Realize




Clinton's popularity has plummeted since election, poll finds




Lawmakers Press USDA to Limit China’s Telecoms Scope Amid National Security Threat




Holder: 'Our democracy is under attack'  (Former US Attorney General Eric H Holder Jr)





San Francisco’s Big Seismic Gamble


East Bay fault is 'tectonic time bomb' more dangerous than San Andreas, study finds




Stocks Rise on Earnings, Oil as Treasuries Decline: Markets Wrap


S&P edges higher on energy, industrials but Dow slips


Dow slumps as IBM’s stock logs worst day in 5 years; energy sector buoys broader market


Investors Are Getting Worried About an Inverted Yield Curve


Asian Stocks Rise on Earnings Hopes; Yen Declines: Markets Wrap


Asian shares edge ahead with Wall Street, but China lags


Dollar claws back ground after Beige Book; Canadian dollar sells off after BOC decision


Trump’s Tax Reform Law is Fueling a Positive Economic Outlook in the States


Cryptocurrencies rally late Wednesday, bitcoin cash surges 16%


Gold scores its highest finish in a week




UC Berkeley Student Newspaper Moans That Students Voted For A Squirrel For The Student Senate.


Fresno State Prof Who Celebrated Barbara Bush’s Death Pulls out of Spring Classes


Elementary School Bans Pencil Sharpeners After 7 Kids Use to Cut Their Wrists


School Dist. Condemns Employee’s Retweet of Mom Whose Son Was Killed by Drunken, Criminal Illegal


Barbara’s 1990 Wellesley Address Is A Lesson In The Lost American Art Of Conversation


How to Rein In Student Mobs


Stanford labels the forcible suppression of dissenting views “free expression”


President Apologizes for Not Taking a Stand


Faculty kook calls Bush 'racist,' says she's happy 'witch is dead'


Ed Tech and Job Training


7 elementary students cut wrists; parents notified weeks later


A Federal Experiment Flounders


The Enemy in Our Schools 




When It Comes to Protecting Our Elections, States Know What They’re Doing





McAuliffe touts his record as governor as he seeks to boost Dems  (Former Governor of Virginia Terry McAuliffee (D)




Oil settles at a nearly 3 1/2 year high after a surprise weekly fall in U.S. crude stocks


Energy Prices





Can a tiny enzyme solve one of planet's biggest environmental problems?




EPA defends Pruitt amid report he used 4 government email accounts(Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt)




European stocks close higher as earnings take center stage


Sweden slammed for inviting ‘mastermind’ of 1979 Iranian hostage crisis


Journalist’s Murder Is a Test for Malta and the European Union




Real Housewives of the FBI


Judicial Watch sues FBI over Comey book (Former FBI Director James Comey)


James Comey's book falls as flat as its cover





No, Republican Presidents Aren’t Responsible For Most Of America’s Debt




U.S. economic growth on track despite tariff concerns: Fed report


Here Are the Biggest Tariff Concerns in the Fed's Beige Book




Banks: We Just Had a Record-Breaking Quarter. Shareholders: Meh




US regulators float ideas for boosting medical device safety


Marijuana-based drug gets positive review from US agency




Trump Vastly Better than Obama at Foreign Policy




Struggling to prevent terrorist attacks, France wants to 'reform' Islam


Major Conservative Website Reports That France Needs To Support Le Pen To Save The Homosexuals From Muslims And ‘Migrants’


France: Muslims erupt in “extremely violent” riots after woman is ordered to remove her niqab


Sixty percent of French 'unhappy' with Macron as protests grow  (French President Emmanuel Macron)


Macron: “Migratory phenomenon” is “historic,” Africans will be flooding into Europe “for many years to come”





Jewish men attacked with belt by Arabic-speaking youth in central Berlin


Berlin threatened with travel chaos after 500kg WWII bomb found at main station


In Germany, outrage builds after rap album with alleged anti-Semitic lyrics wins top award




Climate Scientists Mount Misleading Attack On IBD Editorial About Global Warming


Boulder joins San Francisco, New York in seeking millions from oil industry for climate change




Three Plaintiffs Join James Damore’s Discrimination Lawsuit Against Google




RIP Barbara Bush


George W. Bush reveals details of Barbara Bush's final days


Barbara Bush funeral planned for Saturday at Houston church


Barbara Bush, former first lady, dead at 92


'I'm a lucky man that Barbara Bush was my mother': George W Bush leads tributes as former First Lady dies aged 92, two days after falling ill and saying she no longer wanted medical treatment


A look at the 73-year marriage of Barbara and George H.W. Bush


A love that stood the test of time: From a holiday dance and WWII love letters to six children and 17 grandkids, how George and Barbara Bush's incredible romance lasted nearly 80 years


Barbara Bush remembered: Presidents, political leaders pay tribute to former first lady


Missouri governor, still defiant amid calls for his resignation, faces new accusations


GOP alarmed by tax law's falling poll numbers, privately blame Trump





Watch: Woman Reunites 13 Years Later With Nurse Who Talked Her Out Of Abandoning Her Newborn Baby


You can catch teen depression before it ruins your child's life. Here's how


Nearly half of Americans breathe dirty air, report finds




Memphis took down two Confederate statues. State lawmakers are punishing the city for it




Amy Schumer's Leftism Made Her Box Office Poison 




Thousands of songs composed in concentration camps are finding new life


The Challenge of Legacy




Congressman says docs show 'concerning level of coordination' between FBI, DOJ in Clinton email probe


Scalise allies upset over Ryan blindside on McCarthy endorsement (House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R- Louisiana)/Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-Wisconsin)/House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-California)


GOP policies killing women? Ridiculous, says research


House consumed by leadership races


How a big enough Democratic wave could even wash away Nancy Pelosi(House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-California) 


Devin Nunes: 'It's possible' the Russians have dirt on James Comey(US Representative of California Devin Nunes (R)




‘Calif. Survey on Othering and Belonging’: 59% Call Increased Deportations ‘Important’


San Diego County Joins California’s ‘Sanctuary-State’ Revolt




Indian women's commissioner on hunger strike over rape laws


Don’t politicise rape: PM Narendra Modi in UK 




Hyperloop Is Running Circles Around California's 'High Speed' Rail Boondoggle




IRS online filing system restored; deadline extended 24 hours




The $211 trillion problem: IMF sends warning about record global debt


IMF: Trade tensions threaten strong global growth




Iran president: we don't intend any aggression in region





Israeli-“Palestinian” Arab Conflict Briefing    (Wednesday, April 18, 2018)


Israel’s 70th  – Do You See The Miracle?


Palestinian mayor sparks BDS storm by admitting he works for Israeli company


Israel Celebrates Its 70th  Anniversary of Independence


IDF fires at 5 Palestinians, one of them armed, at Gaza border  (Israel Defense Forces)


Major Independence Day Bombing Attempt Foiled


Arab Israeli indicted for planning Islamic State attack in Tel Aviv


‘Hacktivism’: Targeting Israeli Cyberspace In Support Of Palestinian Cause


Seneca Nation celebrates Israel's Independence Day


Gaza tent city moved 50 meters closer to border


Israeli forces shell southern Gaza, injuring 5 Palestinians


Israel issues 41 administrative orders to Palestinian prisoners since April 1


Israeli police detain Palestinian at Qalandiya checkpoint for alleged knife possession


Palestinian man arrested with knife at Qalandiya checkpoint


Israel at 70: Looking back, looking to the future


Mystery of who wrote the ‘Prayer for the State of Israel’ is finally solved


Injured Gaza journalist arrives to Ramallah for treatment


Gaza protests to move closer to border with Israel


From mourning to joy: Israel celebrates 70 years of independence


On 70th  anniversary, Trump says US has ‘no better friends anywhere’ than Israel


Netanyahu, Rivlin wish Israel a happy 70th anniversary  (Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu/ Israeli President Reuven Rivlin)


Israel opens 70th  Independence Day festivities with Jerusalem extravaganza


The wars that defined us: Gaza's reconstruction - Toward a better future


On 70th  anniversary, Netanyahu says Israel’s light will beat enemies’ ‘darkness’


Israel Celebrates Its 70th  With Rancor and Bickering




The Left’s Campaign to Distort History and Condemn White People




The Outrageous Outing of Sean Hannity, Cont’d


The Ratings From Last Week Are In, And CNN Is Getting CRUSHED By Its Competition


Media Buzz: By not revealing Cohen ties, Hannity gave gleeful media ammo


Fox News media analyst hits Hannity for not revealing connection to Trump lawyer


Comey puts CNN coverage in the toilet . . . literally  (Former FBI Director James Comey)


Carl Kasell, iconic NPR newscaster, dies at 84


Report: Sean Hannity used two other Trump-connected lawyers


Sean Hannity’s rising role in Trump’s world: ‘He basically has a desk in the place’


Media hypocrites accuse Hannity


Fox News's Napolitano hits Hannity over Cohen: 'He can't have it both ways'


CNN hounds Sean Hannity, but still employs serial plagiarizer Fareed Zakaria




Medical marijuana push spreads to Utah, Oklahoma




Saudi Scholar Saad Ibn Abdullah Al-Humayd: What Is Written In 'The Protocols Of The Elders Of Zion' Is Translated Into Reality


UAE forces intercept Iranian drone carrying explosives intended for Yemen targets


When it comes to atomic Arabian ambitions, UAE wins the race




Russia, China Develop Capabilities to Disable US Satellites, USAF Secretary Says


US Strategic Command observed Russia, China operating hypersonic missiles


Todd Starnes: Baptist Army chaplain faces punishment for religious beliefs


Mattis Wanted Congressional Approval Before Striking Syria. He Was Overruled. (Secretary of Defense James Mattis)


Pentagon: No threats to US troops in Syria since strikes on Assad’s chemical weapons facilities


Veterans Affairs' chief information officer resigns


China bolsters undersea warfare power through stolen US technology, admiral says


House chairman aims to cut 25 percent in spending from dozens of Defense agencies


Marine general reassigned after calling sexual harassment claims ‘fake news,’ joking about scandal


Air Force drops rape charges against Texas master sergeant


U.S. general on Trump's Syria strike: 'That was outstanding' 




Two Pastors in Burma Freed from Prison




NTSB: Engine in deadly Southwest jet incident missing a fan blade




Mulvaney will investigate Pruitt’s spending (Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney)




Pakistani Homosexual Sentenced To Death For Raping And Murdering 11-Year-Old Boy


'Disappeared': The cost of Pakistan's Taliban war


Pakistan watchdog slams 'grim' state of human rights




A Mayor's Most Important Job




Starbucks and the Race-Hustlers


Starbucks Is Right To Address Racism, And Conservatives Should Be On Board




Vlad Unveils the Death Star  (Russian President Vladimir V Putin)


Russian Response to U.S. Sanctions Will Be 'Precise and Painful,' Speaker Warns


Russia Is 'Laughing' At Trump, Former Ambassador to Ex-Soviet Union Says


‘Mature, trust-based partnership’: Moscow & Vienna keep ties level-headed as Austria FM set to visit


Russia Tests Facial Recognition Cameras in Moscow Ahead of World Cup


‘Russian Mark Zuckerberg’ stands firm as Moscow attempts to ban Telegram messaging service


Putin Instructs Officials to Tone Down Anti-Americanism, Bloomberg Reports


Is This the Future of Russia's Anti-Submarine Weapons?


State TV Still Biggest and Most Trusted News Source for Russians — Poll





Franklin Graham blasts Democrat: ‘Dangerous’ to make gov’t officials back gay ‘marriage’ 




 Bill Gates backs technology to change mosquitoes' DNA in fight to end malaria 




David Hogg Calls for Boycott of 15 Financial Firms Over Investment in Gun Manufacturers


New Gun Control Measures in Delaware Face Stiff Opposition





Corker won't campaign against Democrat running for Tennessee Senate seat(US Senator of Tennessee Bob Corker (R)


Poll shows a tight Texas Senate race


Senate advances Bridenstine to lead NASA


Haspel confirmation hearing for CIA chief put off until May


Senate votes to kill consumer bureau auto-lending restrictions


McCaskill to USPS nominees: Will you stand up to Trump on Amazon?


GOP fears rise over West Virginia Senate fiasco


Cruz Introduces Legislation to Make Individual Tax Cuts Permanent(US Senator of Texas Ted Cruz (R)


Senate Won’t Consider Measure to Protect Mueller, McConnell Says  (Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Kentucky)


Dem Senators to Ditch D.C. for Big Money Fundraisers


Dem senator: Trump VA pick vows not to privatize vets care


Senators doubt Russia will retaliate over Syria strikes




Bozell: Social Giants Perpetrating World’s ‘Greatest Censorship of Free Speech in History’




Colombian citizens are writing letters to the FARC as the country's peace process wanes on


Former Brazil president Lula da Silva loses appeal against 12yr corruption sentence




Two Koreas agree to live broadcast key events in inter-Korean summit


Sexual harassment: Hongdae a hotbed of secret cameras  




Olympic gymnastics champ sues Michigan State, USA Gymnastics over Nassar abuse


Michael Phelps reveals he considered suicide after Olympics


MLB Scoreboard


NHL Scoreboard


NBA Scoreboard




Empire State Survey: Manufacturing Optimism “Tumbles"  (New York)


California Progressives Launch (Another) Attack on Free Speech


Strong winds fuel fire that destroys homes in Colorado


Hundreds evacuated in Hawaii after historic rainfall




Gorsuch Explains His Vote in Deportation Case: “The Constitution Demands More”


The Supreme Court Already Said Trump Can Fire Mueller


Gerawan Farming Taking State-Forced Unionization Case to US Supreme Court




Syria chemical weapons probe stalled after U.N. team shot at


US and Syrian opposition blame Assad regime as gunfire stalls UN inspectors in Douma


Syrian troops, allied Palestinians look to drive IS from Damascus




China Conducts War Games, and Taiwan Is the Target




Amid Criticism Over Rights Record, Turkey Renewing State Of Emergency


Erdogan lashes out at the West for stoking anti-Islam sentiment in its bid “to impose its own ideology and lifestyle”(Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan)


Erdogan Calls Snap Elections In Turkey, And State Of Emergency Is Extended


Why did Erdogan call snap elections in Turkey?


Erdogan, Seeking to Solidify Power in Turkey, Calls for Early Elections


Gaffney: 'Turkey Is An Ally No More'




U.K. stocks rise as disappointing inflation eases pressure on BOE to hike


Catholic Bishops in England Issue Shocking Statement Defending Hospital Yanking Alfie Evans’ Life Support


Britain admits OPCW did not confirm ‘essential evidence’ on origin of Skripal poison


UK police employee tells women threatened for criticizing Islam: “I wouldn’t put the messages out that you’ve put”


'It just doesn't ring true': The leading UK figures questioning 'proof' of Douma 'gas attack'


Pope Francis Speaks Out for Alfie Evans After Meeting His Father: “It’s Our Duty to Do Everything to Care for Life”


'It just doesn't ring true': The leading UK figures questioning 'proof' of Douma 'gas attack'


BBC presenter declares ‘info war against Russia’ after ex-navy chief questions Syria ‘evidence’


Media Ignores Plight of Alfie Evans Even as Pope Francis Intervenes




Nikki Haley Pushes Back Against White House on Russia Sanctions: ‘With All Due Respect, I Don’t Get Confused’  (US United Nations Ambassador Nikki Haley)


Rift Between Haley and White House Erupts Over Sanctions




Saudi Arabia’s King Salman meets Vatican official to confront violence and extremism




Daily Presidential Tracking Poll


Trump dismisses sketch of alleged Stormy Daniels attacker as a 'con job'


Trump is the lawyer-in-chief


Trump dubs 'slippery' Jim Comey 'worst FBI director in history'  (Former FBI Director James Comey)


Trump calls out Rand Paul for opposing Pompeo


Trump says 'good relationship' formed with North Korea


WH Calls on Congress to Close Loopholes After Supreme Court Strikes Down Deportation Law


Trump on US Pastor ‘Persecuted’ in Turkey: ‘I Am More a Spy Than He Is’


Forget Robert Mueller. Trump’s Attacks On Syria Are a Reminder We’re Already in a Constitutional Crisis


Leftists Interpret Trump Tweet About Imprisoned Pastor as Admission He's a Russian Spy


Trump sours on talking with Mueller after FBI raid of lawyer's office  (Justice Department special counsel former FBI Director Robert Mueller)


Trump to Hold Campaign Rally During White House Correspondents’ Dinner


Trump Pulls Support of Trans-Pacific Trade Pact for 2nd  Time


Trump files extension for his 2017 tax returns 


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