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Sunday, March 19, 2017





In Today’s Issue: 




Abortionists' meddling causes prolifers to lose lease


Abortion opponents sock it to Congress


Court blocks law that would have closed Mississippi's only abortion clinic


Kellyanne unleashed: Conway calls her critics 'f***ing miserable', says she'd rather 'slit her wrists' than be Spicey and reveals how she has helped friends pay for their abortions in the past 


Kellyanne Conway is 'sympathetic' to women who go through abortion


Legislation introduced to provide abortion pill at college health centers


Protests against abortion bill in Angola




3 U.S. soldiers wounded by Afghan soldier


Afghan Officials: At Least 10 Taliban Militants Killed In Air Strike




Exclusive: Libya's NOC says expects to regain Es Sider, Ras Lanuf oil ports


Three suicide bombers kill four people in northeast Nigeria


Kenya :As drought sweeps through, herders invade farms and old wounds are reopened




Crocodile attack: Australian teenager had been 'dared to jump' in river




'So many barriers': Support for teen dads lags behind help for young moms


Teacher wins $1M global prize for work in northern Quebec


Police to issue Canada-wide warrant for man wanted for murder in death of 7-year-old stepson


'Free TV' Android box dealers fight cable giants' court injunction banning sales


Supreme Court to hear 'honour killing' extradition case


Alberta oilsands production outlook bright despite gloomy headlines


Controversial University of Toronto prof gets warm welcome at Western day after protests at McMaster


Traces of Earth's original crust found in Canadian Shield


Navy can’t even give away two old ships because it would cost too much to remove hazardous materials


Canadian mining companies turn bullish on Congo, despite its violence


Inmate says he smuggled own drugs hidden in rectum


Caged by Canada Part 2: The country’s longest immigration detention case


Report: Trump rejected Canadian prime minister's invite to NYC play (Canadian Prime Minister Prime Minister Justin Trudeau)





WikiLeaks probe started under Obama widened to include latest CIA leaks: Report





China Beijing rejects Trump criticisms over North Korea





Trump: Kim Jong Un behaving 'very badly'   (Communist North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un)


N. Korea says it's tested a new rocket engine





Lawmakers offer clashing opinions on Russia question





Eric Trump: Trump Organization No Longer Expanding Internationally


Apple CEO Tim Cook takes aim at Trump with call for MORE trade with China as companies face pressure to bring jobs back to America





Hawaii judge declines to narrow travel ban injunction


Outrage as prosecutor decides NOT to charge prison guards who 'boiled inmate to death' in scalding 180F shower for HOURS until his 'skin started peeling off'


Appeals court won't stop oil in Dakota Access pipeline


Ex-trooper charged in death of pregnant wife





Former teacher may have planned alleged abduction of teen in advance: police


Deputy killed on rape investigation had been honored for saving life


Security guard 'shoots dead shoplifting suspect who pulled a gun on him' at an Aldi store in St Louis


Georgia middle school teacher arrested in $6 million drug bust




Donations Flood Meals on Wheels After Trump Proposal


Why Arkansas Is Rushing to Execute 8 Men Over 10 Days





Preet Bharara’s next gig may be a cable news show





Government 'cyanide bomb' seriously injures 14-year-old boy and KILLS his dog after federal officers planted it in Idaho to kill coyotes





Secretary DeVos should make the education of minority children her No. 1 priority (Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos)





Trump Picks Conway’s Husband For Key Justice Post





President Trump’s Wheezing Jobs Effort




Foreign Policy covers for Georgetown prof Jonathan Brown’s slavery and rape apologetics


A Catholic College Disses Crusaders


Curriculum of Kindness: Dancing Is Glue That Binds in Montana School


New York’s don’t-ask/don’t-tell approach to school safety


Will Dropping the LSAT Requirement Create More Miserable Lawyers?




Egyptian president to make first White House visit in April (Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi)




Designer Tom Ford: Trump win 'made me feel more nationalistic'




Saving the bright lights of Las Vegas


Why the president’s big promises for coal miners may be empty


Low oil prices prove how wrong Obama was yet again





EPA critic: Trump still needs to dump climate deal (Budget cuts good, but the whole point of Paris agreement was to shame US.)




Manafort wanted for questioning in Ukraine: Report




London flight carrying ultra-Orthodox Jews makes emergency landing in Amsterdam


Ireland is producing food so good that it’s become a food destination


Italy pres. hugs those like him who lost family to Mafia


Bulgaria Says Ready To Reinforce Border With Turkey If Needed


Romania and Italy unite to halt abuse of women migrants


Brussels to commemorate terror attacks with sound, not silence 




Donations Flood Meals on Wheels After Trump Proposal


Appalachians worried by Trump's proposed budget


From Appalachia to Utah, Trump Voters Fret at Budget Cuts




Comey set to testify on Capitol Hill on Russia, hacking, wiretapping (FBI Director James Comey)


Comey confronts an angry Congress




France: 60% of the population doesn’t feel safe anywhere


Cocaine, pot, alcohol in Paris airport attacker's blood


Planned attack or impulse? French investigators probe airport attacker's motives


Autopsy to shed more light on Paris airport attacker


'My son was no terrorist': Airport attacker's father


Details emerge of Paris attacker's motivation to kill


UBS set to go to trial in France over tax case: judicial source


Man killed at Paris airport was flagged for radicalism


France: Divided left looks set for defeat in first-round elections




Germany: Five Muslim migrants gang-rape seven-year-old girl at refugee center


Turkey Threatens Another Rally In Germany, Escalating Tensions Further


Germany rejects Trump's claim it owes NATO and U.S. 'vast sums' for defense


German cyber security watchdog raises attack alert level 


No, Germany doesn’t owe U.S. ‘vast sums’ of money for NATO


Merkel's secret migrant deal with Turkey (German Chancellor Angela Merkel agreed to take up to 250,000 Syrians annualy.)


Schulz sets out his plan to challenge Merkel


Germany Reacts to Merkel-Trump Visit: ‘Could Have Been a Lot Worse’  (German Chancellor Angela Merkel)


German Kurds hold anti-Erdogan protest  (Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan)





G20 trade wording considered a setback for export champion Germany


U.S. Breaks With Allies: Trade Deals vs. ‘America First’




Price rules out clean repeal of Obamacare  (Health and Human Service Secretary Tom Price)





Should healthy people have to pay for chronic illnesses?


A father went to the hospital with stomach pain. He left without his hands and feet.




Star of 'The Shack'? 'Not the God of the Bible'





Mel Gibson has been quietly donating money to Holocaust survivors for the past decade as he tries to make amends for his infamous 2006 anti-Semetic rant




Disastrous National Security Breach in U.S. Congress


Ryan: GOP health bill needs help for older people  (Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-Wisconsin)


House intel chairman: Still no evidence of Trump wiretapping  (House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes ( R-California)


Watch: Pete Sessions (R-Texas) heckled over Obamacare repeal at town hall


'It never hurts to say you're sorry,' a GOP House member advises Trump


Author of key Ryan tax reform plank is Berkeley professor who advised Kerry (Former US Secretary of State John Kerry; AVIPP COMMENTARY: And one wonders why healthcare is such a mess in America?)


Pelosi: Trump 'doesn't care' what health bill does to people  (House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-California); AVIPP COMMENTARY: This come from the hypocrite that voted for Obamacare.)


House chair: Call them 'Mediacrats' not 'mainstream media'


Ryan feels 'very good' about Thursday vote on AHCA


Why not repeal without replacing? Because you can’t go back to what’s no longer there


How to fix Obamacare with this one amazing trick (Forcing young, mostly healthy Americans off their parents' coverage could help Republicans make good on their promise to salvage the health care system.)


Schiff, defending Trump-Russia probe, cites 'direct evidence' of deception (US Representative of California Adam Schiff (D)


Steve King is half-right. Immigrants change America’s culture.  (US Representative of Iowa Steve King (R)


To save the GOP health-care bill, think outside the box


The Fake Freedom of American Health Care


Make America Singapore  (The best Obamacare alternative might be found in Southeast Asia, not the House.)





'Reverse the bet' with nations that won't take citizens back


23 countries refuse to take back criminal aliens


A new wave of Burmese finds refuge in Indiana




13 autoworkers get life in prison for 2012 India riots


139-day-old NH blockade finally ends in Manipur


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


Pakistan violates ceasefire along LoC


Seven months on, India-US logistics pact suffering


Jats call off stir but border points, central Delhi


Christian NGOs top in foreign funding





Indonesia plans to file WTO complaint over EU biodiesel duties





Why does WikiLeaks keep publishing U.S. state secrets? Private contractors.




Everyone hates this tax. But without it, Trump would barely have paid any.




Egyptian president to make first White House visit in April


How to Get It Right on Iran


Islamic State’s wane sets the stage for regional superpower Iran





Iraqi forces close in on Mosul mosque as residents flee





NYC to spend $110,000 taxpayer money to remove Muslim names from sidewalks: “hurt feelings”


First Amendment controversy brews over Texas high school's prayer room




Israeli-“Palestinian” Arab Conflict Briefing     (Sunday, March 19, 2017)


In an Israeli warehouse, clues about Jesus’ life and death


Maaleh Adumim: Christianity in an Orthodox kindergarten?  (Mother discovers non-Jewish child enrolled in her daughter's Orthodox kindergarten is spreading Christian beliefs.)


Yesh Atid rules out alternative coalition as ministers bid to defuse crisis


Netanyahu Advisers Head to Washington to Meet Trump Officials


Netanyahu chief of staff heads to US to sort out settlements


Lebanese journalist calls on Israel to kill Nasrallah  (Hezbollah terrorist leader Hassan Nasrallah)


Netanyahu rivals, loyalists in Likud spar over election threat (Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu)


Israeli airstrike in Syrian Golan said to kill pro-Assad fighter (Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad)


Netanyahu, Kahlon trying to resolve crisis  (Minister Yariv Levin (Likud) met on Sunday evening with the director of the Finance Minisry, Shai Babad, in an attempt to end the crisis in the coalition over the establishment of the new Israel Public Broadcasting Corporation (IPBC)


Rebuffing PM, Kahlon says laid off IBA staff won’t be left high and dry


IDF chief says Lebanon responsible for next conflict with Hezbollah (Israel Defense Forces)


The fight over Château Pčlerin—the ancient Crusader fortress


Netanyahu lambasted for incitement in insider’s Rabin biography


Syria threatens IAF with air defense capabilities  (Israeli Air Force)


Palestinians honor UN official who quit over ‘apartheid Israel’ report


Returning to help us ignite, Tom Jones to perform to Israel


In false alarm, rocket sirens blare along Gaza border


Israel already preparing for end of UN ban on Iran missile activity


Palestinian who killed US teen Ezra Schwartz gets 4 life sentences


UNHRC to call for boycott of Israeli settlements


Palestinian leaders pan UN for scrapping Israel ‘apartheid’ report


Air defense expert: I hoped Israel would never need to use Arrow system


Iran: Israel’s ‘aggression’ in Syria proves it’s aligned with ‘terrorists’


The Opposite of a Two-State Solution Is Not One State


Exclusive – Jihadist: Hamas Uncovered Islamic State Rocket Workshop in Gaza


Israel threatens to destroy Syrian air defenses





Japan and Russia hold talks on security, territorial dispute




Exclusive—Ann Coulter: ‘As Long As We Live in a Country Where Liberals Are Going to Violently Attack Anyone Who Disagrees with Them, What Is the Point of Polling?’


Tom Ford blasts the 'privileged' liberal elite for ignoring Trump voters and says the president's election should be a 'wake up call'


The Horror of Smug Liberals





Cannabis users 'are four times more likely to suffer a heart attack': Scientists say users suffer more cardiac-related illness than those who do not smoke the drug 


How pot is infiltrating New York’s most elite social circles




The Fox News influence on Trump


Best of the Sunday talk shows: Obamacare repeal, Trump's budget, and the Russia probe


Newspaperman Jimmy Breslin dies


‘Fox News Sunday’ Panel Discussion Erupts With Shouting, Accusations of Fake News


Trump says Rachel Maddow and NBC News are 'bad people' who have 'something wrong with them' for reporting on his tax returns




Trump’s budget proves that U.S. will pay for border wall, Mexican governor says




A 40-year 'conspiracy' at the VA  (The Veterans Administration built perhaps the most important medical computer system in history. Now it’s about to spend billions to throw it away.)


Navy officers convicted of corruption in 'Fat Leonard' scandal haven't lost their pensions


Air Force colonel sentenced for possessing child pornography


Feds' goal: A tamer HAL 9000 self-learning computer


In a single week, Chesapeake military family buries one son, welcomes another


2016 marks first year without combat amputation since Afghan, Iraq wars began


Soldiers bring out big trucks to 'brighten' day of German twins


Chief wants Coast Guard recognized alongside Army, Navy




Wild man behind rock-and-roll’s rebellious spirit dies at 90


Chuck Berry, rock 'n' roll pioneer, dead at 90


Chuck Berry was a master of detail whose music defined a genre




SpaceX cargo ship returns to Earth, splashes into Pacific




NSA scorns claims GCHQ wiretapped Trump





'That's not how it works': Trump's grasp of Nato questioned after Merkel tweets


Trump doesn't understand how NATO works, former




Gluten-free diets may cause serious health problems including CANCER: Scientists find those who eat specialist diet have twice as much arsenic in their urine 




Mick Mulvaney says WH budget cuts started, despite Mar-a-Lago costs   (Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney)




19 suspects arrested from different cities of Punjab


Landmark Pakistan Hindu Marriage Bill becomes law: All you need to know


Nizamuddin priests who went missing in Pakistan to return on Monday




Report: Russia Sets Date For International Talks On Afghanistan Conflict


Understanding Russia


Wealthy Russians have sunk $100m into Trump's luxury developments


Russia orders check of U.S. media in the country




What happens if New York gets nuked? Scientists simulate 20 MILLION people in massive computer system to see how state would respond to a nuclear attack




Secret Service removes top agent who didn't want to take 'a bullet' for Trump


Secret Service denies Mar-a-Lago guest's claim he got past them





A Watergate-style Threat to the Democratic Process  (Senate Intelligence Committee leaders from both parties, Senators Richard Burr (R-North Carolina) and Mark Warner (D-Virginia), have issued a disingenuous statement that “no element of the United States government” surveilled “Trump Tower.” They dishonestly evade the fact that media reporting two days earlier had said that British intelligence operating at US behest had likely been implicated in wiretapping Trump and Trump associates, all at the instigation of the US government.)


Trump may move GOP health care bill to the right, dooming it in the Senate


Collins will back health bill on 3 conditions (US Senator of Maine Susan M Collins (R)


Collins says Trump 'owes us' a wiretapping explanation

Ted Cruz says GOP health care bill won't pass Senate  (US Senator of Texas Ted Cruz (R)


Cotton urges Pentagon to ditch troop caps in Syria (US Senator of Arkansas Tom Cotton (R)


What the Senate should ask Judge Gorsuch (Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch)


Joni Ernst ran against Obamacare, but now loves it more than her motorcycle (US Senator of Iowa Joni Ernst (R)


Al Franken may be the perfect senator for the Trump era — a deadly serious funnyman (US Senator of Minnesota Al Franken (D)


Senators Ask Trump Adviser to Preserve Russia-Related Documents


Report: Senate Intel panel asks Roger Stone to preserve documents for Russia probe




Seizure-inducing tweet leads to a new kind of prosecution


Twitter user charged with cyberstalking over seizure-inducing tweet sent to epileptic reporter




Is South Korea about to soften its approach to North Korea?


These policies helped South Korea’s capital decrease food waste


Poor and on their own, South Korea’s elderly who will ‘work until they die’




SPLC conflates groups that really preach hatred with ones that don’t share its political views





Mario Andretti: "Without adrenaline I'd die"


Confederate flag flies next to NCAA arena in SC


Wisconsin seeded too low, and Villanova pays for it


Chapman trade afterthought is hitting way onto Yankees’ radar


Crying Northwestern Kid had a meltdown on national TV and became a March Madness hero


Gennady Golovkin stays undefeated with unanimous decision


NHL Scoreboard


NBA Scoreboard


College Basketball Scoreboard (Men)





Effort to replace pipes to Flint homes off to slow start





Tillerson appears to strike cordial tone during meetings in Beijing  (US Secretary of State Rex W Tillerson)


Tillerson ends first trip to Asia with meeting with Chinese president 


Rex Tillerson: South Korean officials ran with 'fatigue' narrative (US Secretary of State Rex W Tillerson)


US secretary of state questions how the US and China will 'live with each other' in the coming half century


Tillerson's comments on media access annoy press




U.S. Supreme Court’s ideological balance at stake in confirmation fight


What is Neil Gorsuch's religion? It's complicated  (Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch)


Family cottage at center of Supreme Court property rights case


Gorsuch Is Just a Start as Right Plans a Remake of the Judiciary




Clashes in Syria capital after surprise rebel assault




Reporter’s Notebook: Deciphering the rumors on Taiwan-US-China ties


Missile boat collides with fishing boat on angling trip


Gut microbes may be used to cure illnesses: doctor




Convert to Islam from Texas is now top Islamic State leader





U.S. 'would easily win any trade war'


'America First' Trump Play Opens Door for EU-China Trade Detente





No evidence exiled Turkish cleric Gulen behind anti-Erdogan coup – German intel   (Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan)


How president's ruthless drive for more power is shaking a divided Europe  (Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan)


Five myths about Turkey




Unions plan massive anti-Trump strike




UK: Muslim uses $1,200 in welfare benefits to take his family to join the Islamic State


Sharia BBC: Muslim presenter asks, “What is the right punishment for blasphemy?” 


Grammar schools Cross-party alliance threatens May's plan  (British Prime Minister Theresa May)


Sturgeon makes plea for ‘resentful’ sceptics of Indyref2   (Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon)


Record numbers of EU nurses quit NHS


Food and drink exports hit record high


Tory activist: Why is Vladimir Putin’s cyber army trashing my reputation with hateful fake news? (Russian President Vladimir V Putin)


Migrants raise school results, says Gove


John Major: Former PM attacks 'ultra-Brexiteers' as undemocratic and un-British


BBC apologises after 'blasphemy' tweet


Sturgeon issues ‘come to Scotland’ invitation to rest of UK


'London Bridge Is Down': The simple code which will one day alert the world to Queen Elizabeth's death and trigger a chain of events that have been secretly rehearsed for decades 


Protest: Tens of thousands at London anti-racism march


NHS facing 'mission impossible'


Poll: Most Britons say Brexit vote makes break-up of UK more likely


Skin creams linked to deaths in fires


London: Austrian tourist punched in face by stranger outside tube station


Farron likens PM's politics to Trump's


Armed forces: More than 2,500 former soldiers jailed last year


Second-job rules for MPs to be examined




Welcome to the happiest place on Earth


‘People will simply starve to death’: Why Trump’s plan to slash U.N. funding could lead to global calamity


UN leader calls for end to military mission in Haiti




Trapped in Venezuelan hell by passport shortage (Socialist government claims just not enough materials.)


 Investigators find three headless corpses in mass grave of 15 in prison





Poll: Who’s confident and who’s nervous about Trump?


Spicer: Trump didn’t hear Merkel’s handshake request (White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer/German Chancellor Angela Merkel)


Car bomb threat puts White House on alert


Report: Melania, Barron Trump Moving Into WH Sooner Than Expected


Spicer: Tax reform could come in late spring


Spicer rips NBC over leaked Trump taxes


President Trump’s Week: Wiretaps, Media, and Judicial Skullduggery


President Trump talks health care, taxes and leaks on 'Watters' World'


Trump hits pause between a tough week and a critically important one


Why did top officials attend Trump, Saudi deputy crown prince meetings?


Pence takes ObamaCare replacement pitch to Florida, thanks voters for 2016 win (Vice-President Mike Pence)


What happens when someone tells Snoop Dogg that Trump can be 'reasonable'


In One Rocky Week, Trump’s Self-Inflicted Chaos on Display


Norquist: This week guaranteed Trump's re-election, GOP gains in 2018 and 2020


Trump blasts 'fake news' coverage of 'great' meeting with Merkel  (German Chancellor Angela Merkel)


Donald Trump Jr. Is His Own Kind of Trump


Inside White House, a class war brews between N.Y. executives, populist aides


Trump poses for photo with former Romney aide at golf club


What will it take for Trump to retract his tweets about Obama?


How pundits flubbed Trump-Russia story


Why Trump demonizes cities


The Rev. Trump? What church can learn from prez


Artist receiving death threats over anti-Trump billboard


How a wealthy GOP family and Trump’s chief strategist built a populist power base


Trump's first two months prove he's anything but a fascist


Trump heads to the golf course for the 10th time in eight weeks since become president as Melania's parents join the First Family for their fifth weekend in Mar-a-Lago



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