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Tuesday, March 21, 2017

 

CELEBRATING 240  YEARS OF LIBERTY AND FREEDOM  

 

 

In Today’s Issue: 

 

ABORTION

 

Oklahoma House Passes Bill Banning Abortions on Babies With Down Syndrome

 

No, Senator Feinstein, Roe v. Wade Is Not a ‘Superprecedent’

 

Judge Neil Gorsuch Refuses to Say Roe v. Wade Case for Unlimited Abortions is “Super Precedent”

 

Glenn Beck Trashes Tomi Lahren for Being Pro-Choice — But He Endorsed Radical Pro-Abortion Hillary Clinton

 

Gorsuch Defends Protecting Hobby Lobby and Little Sisters From Obama Making Them Fund Abortions

 

Gorsuch: Roe Can Be Overruled, But Start With ‘Heavy Presumption in Favor of Precedent’   (Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch)

 

Gorsuch Defends Protecting Hobby Lobby and Little Sisters From Obama Making Them Fund Abortions

 

Tomi Lahren suspended from TheBlaze following pro-choice comments, reports say

 

Planned Parenthood Videos Describe Abortion Without Mentioning the Baby, It’s “Passing Clots” “Like a Miscarriage”

 

What happens to the baby when an abortion fails?

 

324,000 Reasons Why We Should Defund the Planned Parenthood Abortion Corporation

 

Tomi Lahren suspended from 'The Blaze'

 

Actresses Jennifer Garner and Ellen Page Raising Money for Planned Parenthood Abortion Biz

 

Over 100 universities will screen documentary about the health risks of abortion this week

 

Woman Had Seizures After Botched Abortion and Abortion Clinic Had No Way to Help

 

Texas Senate passes two anti-abortion bills

 

Texas Senate Passes Bill to Stop Wrongful Birth Suits Saying Disabled Babies Should Have Been Aborted

 

Planned Parenthood Videos Explain Abortion Process

 

Texas Legislator Bought and Paid for By Planned Parenthood Tries to Torpedo Grant to Pregnancy Center

 

Why These Woman Are Opening Up About Their Abortions

 

Pro-Life Cartoonist and Umbert the Unborn Creator Gary Cangemi Passes Away

 

Pence woos conservatives with anti-abortion adds to Obamacare repeal (Vice-President Mike Pence)

 

Beyond Roe v. Wade: Here’s What Gorsuch Means for Abortion

 

A provocative abortion clinic opens in the Bible Belt, with no apologies

 

WV adolescent abortion bill sent to subcommittee

 

West Virginia lawmakers weigh change in abortion notices

 

Arkansas Senate advances 'sex selection' abortion ban

 

Pro-life pregnancy centers ask Supreme Court to strike down California abortion referral law

 

Alabama seeks to enforce 'dismemberment' abortion ban

 

Abortion Restriction May Have New Momentum After 40 Years of Pervading Policy

 
ACQUIRED IMMUNE DEFICIENCY SYNDROME (AIDS)

 

Apple debuts red iPhone to benefit AIDS fight

 

 

AFGHANISTAN

 

Central Asia's Anxious Watch On The Afghan Border

 

 

AFRICA

 

Court Drops Charges of Kidnapping, ‘Human Sacrifice’ against Evangelist in Uganda

 

A passenger plane crash-landed and burned in Wau, northwestern South Sudan on Monday, but all 49 passengers and crew survived, an airport official.

 

 

ALT-RIGHT MOVEMENT

 

The Alt-Right Is What Happens When Society Marginalizes Men

 

 

AMERICAN CIVIL LIBERTIES UNION (ACLU)

 

Trump, ACLU make unusual allies supporting mosque

 

ARAB WORLD

 

What Kind of Arab World Does Trump Want to See?

 

ASIA

 

Military Cooperation Between Russia, China Hits Three-Decade High  (Expanded coordination poses significant threat to US, allies in Asia Pacific.)

 

Island nation in Indian Ocean now a big draw for US, China

 

Offering goodwill, US cultivates partnership in South Asia

 

AUSTRALIA

 

Australian shares surge after surprise move from China

 

Fed rate hikes threaten Aussie dollar's resilience

 

Mystery man with gun walked Bourke St Mall days after massacre

 

Melbourne Uni removes racist professor's name from campus

 

Venom from the funnel web spider could prevent brain damage from strokes after 'world-first discovery'

 

Australia guard asked teen inmates for sex

 

 

AUTO INDUSTRY

 

Miss a payment? Here's how your dealer can remotely disable your car

 

 

BORDER SECURITY

 

If you really want to know what is happening on the US-Mexico border, ask these residents

 

CANADA

 

TSX falls as Wall Street worry hits Canadian financials

 

Using the ‘Notwithstanding Clause’ to keep illegals from entering Canada from the U.S.

 

Liberals ‘ramming through whatever the f— they want’ to change House rules: Tory MP

 

No More Cardboard Cut-Outs Of Trudeau At U.S. Events  (Canadian Prime Minister Prime Minister Justin Trudeau)

 

'Islamophobia' Motion Approaching Approval In Canada

 

Justin Trudeau's family trip to the Bahamas cost more than $127K

 

Funeral for St. Catharines boy to be held Friday as police continue search for stepfather

 

Ontario woman killed in hit-and-run ‘a troubled soul’ known to panhandle aggressively in traffic

 

Canada on track to see 40 percent hike in asylum-seekers by year's end

 

Ottawa ‘analyzing’ U.S. electronics ban on flights, Garneau says

 

Sunwing pilot who boarded plane drunk pleads guilty to impaired charge

 

Toronto house prices may jump 25% this year: Report

 

Lawyer suing Mohammad Shafia for not paying more than $100K in legal fees after honour killing convictions

 

Shaking off the debt addiction as rates rise will be hard on Canadian borrowers: Don Pittis

 

Economy progressing, but risks remain, says Bank of Canada

 

Why so many Canadian universities know so little about their own racial diversity

 

From Pizza Pizza to Little Caesar's, the best (and worst) personal pies in Canada

 

Ontario PC leader pledges to scrap cap-and-trade, restore auditor’s veto on government ads

 

Dating apps for the 'elite' reinforce the worst aspects of human nature

 

Canada presses U.S. over Buy America steel plan: sources

 

Fast food week: The 30 best burgers you can order in Canada

 

Ontario on track to balance budget next month

 

Toronto financial district stabbing suspect wrote judge to insist she is innocent: ‘Real criminal(s) are free’

 

So much for spring: Cold snap looms for Ontario, Quebec

 

Judge acquits activist who bared breasts at Montreal Grand Prix: ‘It’s a victory for freedom of expression’

 

 

CENTRAL AMERICA

 

Guatemala riot police storm youth jail

 

COMMUNIST CHINA 

 

China, Russia cozy up with arms deals, military drills

 

Chinese banks, HSBC caught up in huge money laundering scam

 

How Trump Can Ease U.S.-China Tensions: Honor Their Shared History

 

Is Xi Jinping Putin-izing China?   (Communist Chinese dictator Xi Jinping)

 

COMMUNIST NORTH KOREA

 

N. Korea focusing on ICBM reentry technology

 

Real reason China won't exert economic pressure on N. Korea

 

Kim Jong-Un releases propaganda video where North Korea 'blows up' a US aircraft carrier days after the dictator threatened to reduce America to 'ashes' if provoked (Communist North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un)

 

N. Korea not afraid of US threat of military strike

 

CONGRESS

 

A Health Care Reform Compromise That Just Might Work

 

Veil Dropped on Congress-Impeach-Trump Plans

 

This Harmful Housing Rule Deserves to Be Overturned by Congress

 

Purity and politics (Despite imperfect plans, Congress must repeal and replace Obamacare)

 

 

CONSTITUTION

 

Thanks to Trump, Pruitt, Gorsuch, and Goodlatte, the Constitution Is Back

 

COURTS

 

Oil Investor Zukerman Gets Almost Six Years for Tax Evasion

 

Judiciary’s Fight With Trump Raises Questions Over Impartiality

 

Lawsuit Aims to Stop Removal of General Robert E. Lee Statue

 

Witness: Hernandez shot at men after spilled drink

 

The judges & others who left alleged EMT killer walking free

 

Roman Polanski: Ruling in underage rape case could be months off

 

Verdict revealed in War Machine's attack on porn star

 

Bill Cosby wants to prescreen potential jurors in his sexual assault trial with questionnaires to weed out those influenced by 'inflammatory' media coverage

 

CRIME IN AMERICA

 

Chicago teen allegedly gang-raped on Facebook Live

 

Wild Walmart parking lot rampage caught on video

 

Teacher charged after 'sexual contact' with student: Cops

 

Teacher accused of kidnapping had been reported kissing missing girl

 

New York: Second Suspect Arrested For Allegedly Beating Man With Cane

 

Sanctuary policies 'led to' brutal, bathroom rape of 14-year-old schoolgirl  (Illegal alien 'set to be deported should not be freshman in our public schools.')

 

Carjacked woman reveals how she escaped from car trunk

 

She thought she’d saved her daughter from MS-13 by smuggling her to the U.S. She was wrong.

 

Santa Monica High School freshman dies after falling from apartment building while on LSD

 

A cop fires. A teen dies. Yet six police body cameras somehow miss what happens.

 

US crime rates have decreased in areas of high immigration, says study

 

Eighth-grade science teacher 'tells trooper she wants to kiss him after getting stopped for a DUI with her son, 10, in the car - then kicks cop in the groin' 

 

CRONY CAPITALISM

 

Meet the New George Soros: Paul Polman, crony capitalist

 

DEATH-PENALTY

 

Arkansas’s Cruel and Unusual Killing Spree

 

 

DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL COMMITTEE (DNC)

 

Former DNC Official Partnered With Convicted Bomb Maker To Investigate Trump

 

DEMOCRATS (MARXISTS)

 

Khizr Khan Changes Story About Why He Didn’t Attend Toronto Event (Khan originally claimed event was nixed because his 'travel privileges were being reviewed.')

 

Dems Throw Obama Under Bus to Attack Trump

 

Chelsea Handler Botches Tweet Attacking Trump’s Grandchild

 

Clinton Might Run Again

 

Clinton Staffers May Receive Soros Funding For Trump War

 

Michelle Obama joins power crew for brunch

 

Chelsea Clinton gets $250K/year Expedia board seat, just ‘cuz

 

DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

 

USDA must rethink cyanide bombs that injured boy, killed pets, lawmaker says

 

DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

 

Nevada officials vow to fight revival of nuclear waste plan at Yucca Mountain

 

 

DEPARTMENT HOMELAND SECURITY

 

Government to implement electronics ban on some U.S.-bound flights

 

DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT (HUD)

 

The Meals On Wheels Lie Keeps Rolling Along

 

 

ECONOMY

 

A history-setting trading streak for Dow, S&P 500 just came to a screeching halt

 

U.S. Stocks Drop Most in 2017, Treasuries Advance

 

Wall Street sinks on fears of delays to Trump tax cuts

 

Asian shares at 15-month high, dollar soft on less hawkish Fed

 

Asia markets turn bearish again

 

Survey sees bear market for stocks if 10-year Treasury yield hits this level

 

Supermarkets are losing the grocery price war

 

Retailers Stare Into the Darkness, But It Keeps Getting Darker

 

Emerging Market Stocks Extend Winning Streak

 

10-year Treasury yield hits 3-week low as stocks suffer worst drop in 5 months

 

Economic Confidence Strong, but Below Recent High

 

Gold prices mark fourth straight session climb

 

Wall Street should avoid cutting foreign bank ties: U.S. regulator

 

Emerging Markets Are on a Tear

 

Dollar moves higher after hitting 3-week yen low

 

EDUCATION

 

No Mention of Illegal Aliens: Montgomery County, Superintendent Finally Comment on School Rape Case

 

Students Allegedly Assaulted White Girls because Their Braids Were ‘Cultural Appropriation’

 

Conservative Students Violently Threatened at St. Olaf College for Supporting Trump

 

States Plan for Sensible School Reform under an Obama-Era Law


A Republic, If You Can Keep It: The Education Every Student Really Needs

 

New ‘Safe Space’ Guidelines at University of Arizona Treat Students Like Preschoolers

 

Frat pledge dead after falling from balcony during party

 

Mock slave auction, posters at N.J. schools spark outrage

 

Fancypants College Student Brutally Attacked White Woman Over BRAIDED HAIR, Cops Say

 

Searching for Safe Spaces (They are easy to caricature, but examining safe spaces within the broader context of the university and the First Amendment shows that, properly constructed, they can help students pursue knowledge, write Ashutosh Bhagwat and John Inazu.)

 

87 students support Gorsuch after former pupil bad-mouths (Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch)

 

'Hijacking a Fundamental Right' (Shouting down of a controversial speaker -- a professor who opposes the use of gender-neutral pronouns -- at McMaster University raises new concerns about academic freedom.)

 

WiFi-enabled school buses help students get online on the go

 

What Did Black Colleges Win From Meetings With Trump?  (Institutional aid was preserved in White House budget. But several programs facing significant cuts serve disproportionate numbers of minority students -- at HBCUs and elsewhere.)

 

Why colleges lean left

 

The Unbundling University (University of Maryland University College pursues a strategy of spinning off units into stand-alone companies, seeking financial gain for itself and affordable tuition rates for its students.)

 

How to Con Black Law Students: A Case Study

 

‘Realizing the Distinctive University’  (Author discusses new book about the importance of vision and values in higher education.)

 

Funding advanced research should be priority

 

ELECTION 2016

 

The Russians Did Not ‘Hack The Election.’ Repeat. The Russians Did Not ‘Hack The Election’

 

The Election Wasn’t Stolen by Moscow

 

Trump confidant denies colluding with Russia to meddle in 2016 election

 

Russian hackers were likely surprised by blowback from cyberattacks on U.S. elections, analysts say

 

ENERGY

 

Oil ends lower as April contracts expire ahead of U.S. crude-supply data

 

Energy Prices

 

ENVIRONMENT

 

 Cheerios plan to save the bees has a big problem

 

EUROPE

 

Donbass repels attack of Ukrainian Armed Forces in Kominternovo

 

Democrats Change Tune on Lethal Aid to Ukraine to Help Case Against Trump

 

Ukraine Lawmaker Calls On U.S. To Investigate New 'Evidence' Of Secret Payments To Manafort

 

Ukraine's Central Bank Revises Down GDP Outlook As Blockade Hits

 

Belarusian Leader Says About 20 Armed 'Provocateurs' Detained

 

EUROPEAN UNION

 

European stocks close lower, as lift from debate fades for French equities

 

Stopping the Advance of the Right-Wing Populists (The recent election in the Netherlands has sparked hope that the march of the right-wing populists has been halted. But it's important that populism be answered with democratic confidence rather than misguided imitation.)

 

Hungary opens military base at border to stop migrants

 

Sweden Re-Activates Cold War Bunkers Over Fears of Russian Invasion

 

51 jihad terror-linked groups operating in Muslim neighborhood of Brussels

 

EU Official: We'll Force Members To Accept Refugees

 

Poland seeks arrest of accused ex-Nazi, 98, living in Minnesota

 

FAST FOOD INDUSTRY

 

Muslim Woman Prays Inside of McDonald’s – Scares Children at Playground (Video)

 

 

FEDERAL BUDGET

 

Trump Should Expand Budget Cuts to Additional Agencies

 

All the ways Trump's budget would affect young Americans

 

Trump wants to defund PBS. ‘Sesame Street’ brutally parodied him for decades.

 

Trump budget's opioid fighting funding isn't new money

 

Budget overreaction is how you know it's on the right track

 

FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION (FBI) 

 

Bombshell=> Comey to Congress: Russians DID NOT Give Podesta’s Emails to WikiLeaks (FBI Director James Comey)

 

FBI Reportedly Looking At Breitbart, InfoWars As Part Of Russia Probe

 

Wikileaks: James Comey Lied – Republican Party Emails Were Also Released During 2016 Campaign

 

Hillary Clinton allies rip James Comey for belated confirmation on Russia probe 

 

Comey Hearing: Democrats Hoped to Hurt Trump — but Raised Suspicions of Obama…

 

FBI Confirms Counterspy Probe Into Trump Aides’ Links to Russian Election Influence Operation

 

Comey’s testimony just killed the ‘Russians election hacking’ false narrative 

 

Russian mafia boss still at large after FBI wiretap at Trump Tower

 

New Details On When The FBI First Interviewed The Trump Dossier Author

 

Key moments from hearing with FBI Director Comey  (FBI Director James Comey)

 

Analysis: FBI bombshell creates 'a big gray cloud' over Trump's White House

 

On Comey's Non-Testimony

 

James Comey’s disappointing tap dance

 

Extraordinary disclosure comes as Comey rejects Trump wiretapping claims

 

'This tweet didn't age well': Kellyanne Conway mocked for message about FBI probes as Trump inquiry confirmed

 

Oklahoma state senator facing child prostitution charges will resign from his seat, attorney says, as FBI confirms they are investigating 

 

 

FEDERAL DEFICIT

 

Voters Blame Size of Deficit on Politicians’ Unwillingness to Cut

 

FEDERAL RESERVE

 

The Federal Reserve Must Recognize It Has a Millennial Problem

 

 

FEMINISM

 

Black Feminist Refuses To Apologize For Comments On Trans Women

 

 

FINANCIAL INDUSTRY

 

Wells Fargo's CEO Tries to Escape From Scandal With Ad Campaign

 

Fed official likens bank scandal to mortgage crisis

 

 

FOREIGN POLICY

 

Trump Administration Foreign Policy at a Crossroads  (Some promising developments, but Obama’s shadow remains.)

 

FRANCE

 

Fillon suspected of forging papers to prove his wife worked for him

 

2 Detained for Possible Weapon Link in Paris Airport Attack

 

French interior minister quits over jobs for daughters revelations

 

Marine Le Pen accuses rivals of promoting 'project fear' as Brexit looms large in presidential debate

 

Who are France's 39 billionaires and what do many have in common?

 

French Cops Looking for Motive of "I'm Here to Die In the Name of Allah" Terrorist

 

France on global charm offensive to teach 'the art of French eating'

 

French construction giant Vinci says 'non' to helping build Trump's wall

 

How The Local helped this business school reach smart young global citizens

 

The French malaise: Why has France topped another pessimism ranking?

 

GERMANY

 

Teen Islamists given six years' jail for Sikh temple bomb attack

 

Much of What We Think We Know Is Wrong (The debate over migration is plagued by a variety of inaccuracies and misunderstandings -- on both the right and the left.)

 

German Jewish Leader Condemns Erdogan’s ‘Nazi’ Slur Against Chancellor  (Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan)

 

German-Turkish relations: a 12-month, car-crash union

 

Man dies in ticket machine explosion at Dortmund station

 

Mysterious mummified body discovered in Berlin Hindu temple

 

GLOBAL WARMING

 

Here's why global warming could lead to a rise of 100,000 diabetes cases a year in the U.S.

 

Record-breaking climate change pushes world into ‘uncharted territory’

 

GOOGLE

 

Google to revamp policies, hire staff after UK ad scandal

 

GOP

 

Attorney: Lawmaker charged with child prostitution plans to resign

 

Joe Piscopo won’t run as Republican in New Jersey

 

Secret GOP poll shows call for health action

 

HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

 

 These ordinary Americans enrolled in Obamacare to protect their futures. Now what?

 

HEALTH CARE

 

Health Care Insurance Providers: GOP Bill ‘Essential for Long-Term Viability of the Market’

 

Use of genetically modified mosquitoes considered in Houston

 

Already in peril, rural hospitals unsure on health care bill

 

Report predicts "troubling" shortage of doctors

 

This woman’s labored breathing alarmed her friends. Doctors were startled to find the cause.

 

Drinkers who have vodka Red Bulls at greater risk of injury than other drunk people since they have excess energy

 

 

HOLLYWOOD

 

Roseanne Barr: Every Single Attack on POTUS Is Really a Disguised Attack on American Voters

 

 

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

 

Despite President Trump’s Intervention, House GOP Still Not Repealing Obamacare

 

Rep. Maxine Waters Tweets Trump Better "Get Ready For Impeachment"  (US Representative of California Maxine Waters (D)

 

The House Intelligence Committee Hearing: Missing Questions

 

Why the House Hearings Revealed More About America Than Russia

 

Ranking Democrat: 'We Do Not Yet Know Whether the Russians Had the Help of U.S. Citizens'

 

Amash: GOP Leaders Are Miscalculating Support For Obamacare Replacement Bill

 

Rep. Gohmert: Trump ‘Being Set Up for Failure,’ Ryancare Doesn’t Fully Repeal Obamacare (US Representative of Texas Louie Gohmert (R)

 

RINOcare failed in these US territories. The Obama admin's reaction was priceless

 

Takeaways From Intelligence Hearing

 

House Freedom Caucus will not oppose Obamacare repeal en bloc

 

5 ways GOP is breaking promises to voters with health plan

 

No, Republicans, the ‘real story’ is not the leaks

 

Six big takeaways from the hearing on Russia, Trump and wiretapping

 

Takeaway from congressional hearing on Russia-Trump links: GOP tries, and fails, to make this a story about leaks

 

House Republicans unveil health-care-bill changes to corral votes

 

Rep. Sean Duffy: Trump will hopefully push GOP over the top on health care bill

 

Schiff’s (D-California) disingenuous try at painting Trump as dangerous

 

Republicans read Trump’s cue cards on Russia and wiretapping

 

Moderates edging out conservatives in battle to change healthcare bill

 

 

IMMIGRATION

 

Maryland City Considers Sanctuary Status Amid Immigrant Rape Scandal

 

In US, Worry About Illegal Immigration Steady

 

No Crackdown on Illegal Employers

 

Trump releases 'Big List' to shame sanctuary cities

 

This Latina says a waiter asked her for proof of residency. Now she's speaking out

 

Immigration Googlespeak


IMMIGRATION AND CUSTOMS ENFORCEMENT (ICE)

 

ICE: Local Authorities Just Released 206 Illegal Immigrants

 

Homeland Security singles out 118 sanctuary jurisdictions that thwart ICE

 

INDIA

 

India may abandon 'no first use' nuclear policy: Expert

 

10 dead, scores taken ill after consuming hooch in Bengal’s South 24 Parganas

 

Aid worker's 'painful wait' for justice in India

 

Indians likely to be impacted by US’ new flight rules for carrying electronics

 

India should not rush to judge Donald Trump, Foreign Secretary Jaishankar says

 

India: Priest-turned-politician-turned-state leader raises concerns in Uttar Pradesh

 

Rajya Sabha passes bill to ensure rights of HIV and AIDS patients

 

How India switched to digital payment methods

 

'We don't want to fight': Residents of Ayodhya welcome SC's suggestion

 

India unlikely to participate in any meeting in Washington on Indus Waters Treaty

 

India yet to decide on water talks with Pakistan proposed by World Bank

 

Catholic priest from Kerala arrested for molesting 14-year-old boy

 

INFRASTRUCTURE

 

California's Boondoggle Bullet-Train Goes Off The (Fiscal) Rails

 

Private freight rail maintains America's best infrastructure

 

INTERNET 

 

Even Most Far-Flung Corners of New York to Get Broadband (A state initiative promises high-speed internet service to every unserved and underserved home in the state, helping people and businesses keep up with modern times.)

 

IRAN

 

Iran says it’s ‘completely ready’ to restart nuclear program

 

From Iran, the Mullahs' Malevolence to the US Grows

 

Khamenei fleshes out 'Made in Iran' vision

 

 

 

IRAQ

 

Iraq’s Abadi says he wins Trump’s assurances of more US support

 

IS Claims Responsibility for Car Bomb That Kills 23 in Baghdad

 

Iraqi forces try to bring civilians out of west Mosul

 

ISIS battles U.S.-backed troops to a vicious standoff

 

Iraq’s prime minister sees U.S. ‘more engaged’ in terror fight

 

Mosul's 'caliphate' mosque in sight

 

 

ISLAM

 

Meet Five Lethal American Converts to Islam

 

Minnesota: Muslim student leader threatens Jews, is exposed, rails against “Islamophobic smear campaign”

 

Islamedicalphobia  (Guess why one California doctor won't be loosing his license for sexual mistreatment of female patients.)

 

ISRAEL

 

Israeli-“Palestinian” Arab Conflict Briefing     (Tuesday, March 21, 2017)

 

Abbas: Reason for all world’s disasters is “occupation”  (“Palestinian” Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas)

 

Israeli Police Station Inaugurated in Orthodox Jewish City of Beitar Illit

 

Israeli drone crashes. Russia fails to de-escalate

 

Campaign to build stadium in Israel takes off after World Baseball Classic

 

PM Netanyahu, Chinese Vice Premier Liu Yandong, Attend Joint Committee on Innovation Cooperation  (Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu)

 

In Beijing, Netanyahu looks to ‘marry Israel’s technology with China’s capacity’  (AVIPP COMMENTARY: A very foolish mistake!)

 

Palestinian Campaign To Sue Britain, Demand Reparation For Balfour Declaration

 

Australian probe clears World Vision over Gaza case

 

Knesset Passes ‘V-15 Law’ to Limit PACs Influence on Elections

 

Tensions Increase Between Israel and Syria

 

New Zealand FM went rogue in backing UN resolution, minister charges

 

Getting Real: Why Israel is Ramping Up Responses to Iran-Backed Provocations From Syria

 

No electronics ban on flights to US from Israel

 

Palestinian NGOs denounce UN chief for removing report on Israeli apartheid

 

What in the world is Netanyahu up to?

 

Shame On The Brooklyn Public Library  (Those who stand against Israel should not be afforded open forums in New York City publicly funded venues.)

 

North Korea a larger global threat than Iran, Liberman says (Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman)

 

Defense Minister warns of EU 'assault' against Israel by end of the year

 

The Real Basis of Israeli Nationhood

 

Netanyahu says building in East Jerusalem non-negotiable

 

Former Mossad chief: Israel acting as if Arabs will one day disappear

 

Report: Balata refugee camp fighters say PA ‘left them no choice’

 

Israel arrests head of Turkish humanitarian group in Gaza for financing Hamas

 

Netanyahu denies Russia told Israel to halt airstrikes in Syria

 

IDF reservist dies following military run  (Israel Defense Forces)

 

IDF soldier lightly hurt after accidentally entering Palestinian town

 

Jerusalem terrorist’s father speaks at the UN: ‘Israel is an executioner’

 

IDF chief: Hezbollah commander killed by his own men last year

 

Three weapon smugglers apprehended, heavy armaments seized

 

Mapping error led to closure of Palestinian cartography center

 

Israeli man critically wounded in Ohio shooting

 

China may grant Israel special economic waiver

 

Hezbollah claims to have seized an IDF drone

 

ISA: Turkish Aid Agency Fueling Hamas Military Schemes

 

Major-general whose computer was stolen will not be prosecuted (Israel Defense Forces)

 

Hamas tried to get more accurate maps to aim rockets

 

Hamas: PA police detains 5 Palestinians, summon journalist

 

Hamas aims to improve its image with new ideological document, but won’t revoke charter

 

Israeli Arab Woman Gets 50 Months for Joining ISIS

 

Israel plans mass evacuations if war erupts again

 

Israel issues administrative detention orders against 30 Palestinian prisoners

 

2,000 reservists train for war in Gaza with surprise drill

 

IDF Chief: Hezbollah in Deep Internal and Economic Crisis

 

Let our people come, Ethiopian Jews plead as immigration stalls

 

Israel says it foiled Syrian ballistic missile threat

 

Israel Says 2016 Death of Hezbollah’s Top Military Commander Was Inside Job

 

Fatah says US embassy lobbied Facebook to restore its account, State Department denies

 

Israeli drone shot down by Syria forces

 

JORDAN

 

The Real Face of Jordan  (Every once in a while, the Jordanian people are given a chance to express how they really feel about Israel. It’s ugly.)

 

LEBANON

 

Marco Rubio, in Lebanon, tells PM Hariri to combat Hezbollah  (US Senator of Florida Marco Rubio (R)

 

LIBERALISM

 

How Bad Is the Left’s Politics of Humiliation?

 

 

MARIJUANA

 

Backers of legal pot urge panel to hold off on changing law   (Backers of legalized recreational marijuana are urging Massachusetts legislators to hold off on any major changes to the voter-approved law.)

 

MEDIA 

 

Trump vs. Fox News on Wiretapping

 

Mika Brzezinksi Hits Conway Again, Says Her Microwave is Named ‘Kellyanne’

 

Unintended Breitbart spots are making advertisers scramble

 

…Buchanan on ‘Russiagate’: Only Known Crimes Committed Are Leaks to Media

 

Time, People cancel WH Correspondents' Dinner party

 

Fox News pulls Judge Napolitano over his Trump wiretap claims

 

MIDDLE EAST

 

Yemen’s ambassador to the US: ‘Houthis provoking humanitarian disaster’

 

Kuwait bans hit movie ‘Beauty and the Beast’

 

MILITARY

 

X-37B Space Plane Soon to Break Orbital Record

 

What Trump's Budget Reveals about His Military Strategy

 

Battle Lasers! US, Russia, China Develop Brighter Beams for Blasting Enemies

 

US Marine John Rivello Arrested For Sending Flashing Twitter Meme to Liberal Newsweek “Reporter” Kurt Eichenwald (Video)

 

9th Wideband Global SATCOM satellite expands military communications capabilities of US and Allies

 

Mission: Impossible: US spy plane breaks down flying at Russian border

 

Report Pushes For Pentagon, Congress To Make Women Sign Up For The Draft

 

Report: Calls to veterans’ suicide hotline still being sent to backup centers

 

Other military branches now face scrutiny after Marines nude photo scandal

 

Special Forces soldier dies in noncombat incident in Afghanistan

 

VA exempts more vacant jobs from federal hiring freeze

 

MISSILE DEFENSE

 

The Strategic Defense Initiative at 34

 

 

MUSIC INDUSTRY

 

What Chuck Berry Taught Us About Cultural Appropriation

 

The dark past of Chuck Berry’s scandal-filled sex life

 

NATIONALISM

 

In Favor of American Nationalism

 

NATIONAL BORDERS

 

Should Nations Enforce National Borders?

 

NATIONAL SECURITY AGENCY

 

Edward Snowden talks Russia, ‘spy’ microwaves & web security at tech conference

 

Michael Savage was target of NSA spying

 

NEW ZEALAND

 

New Zealand Grants a River the Same Legal Rights as a Human Being

 

 

NORTH ATLANTIC TREATY ORGANIZATION (NATO)

 

What Trump’s Meeting With Angela Merkel Means for NATO  (German Chancellor Angela Merkel)

 

PAKISTAN

 

Pakistan to reopen Afghanistan border immediately: Nawaz Sharif (Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif)

 

Why is Pakistan's Musharraf on TV? (Former Pakistani dictator Pervez Musharraf)

 

Pakistan, India agree on redesigning of Miyar hydroelectric project

 

Rear Admiral Abdul Aleem has taken over as Commander Coast

 

Ex-WWE stars among 25 wrestlers coming to Pakistan this May

 

India to return at negotiating table with Pakistan: Khawaja Asif

 

Govt allies refused to support military courts bill in NA

 

PEOPLE FOR THE ETHICAL TREATMENT OF ANIMALS (PETA)

 

Making a pet project of hypocrisy

 

PHILIPPINES

 

Philippines president backtracks on gay marriage

 

POLITICS

 

America’s New Political World

 

RACISM

 

Milk: The new symbol of racism in Donald Trump's America

 

RADIO

 

Crazy Glenn Beck Goes Full PC – Defends Muslims from Trump’s Temporary Travel Ban

 

Ingraham to Trump: Stay Focused on Promises, Don’t Get Sidetracked by Investigation

 

Rush on Comey Hearing: Message to Trump Is Stop ‘Drain-the-Swamp Stuff’ or Face Impeachment  (FBI Director James Comey)

 

Limbaugh: Dems hysterical, can't deal with defeat

 

RUSSIA

 

Kremlin: US intelligence committee 'confused'

 

Russian Security Services Allegedly Torture Student for Waving Ukrainian Flag

 

Siberian aircraft factory outperforms state defense plan for Su-34 bomber production

 

Life As The Wife Of A Russian Dissident

 

Putin Ally Looks to Take Over Aircraft Industry (Russian President Vladimir V Putin)

 

Italy’s top diplomat speaks in favor of ‘overcoming problems’ with Russia

 

Russia to pay off balance of Soviet-era debt within 45 days

 

Russian combat engineers to show 'smart' mine detectors at Army-2017 forum

 

‘Unlike any city we’ve ever seen’: New images of Stalin-era Moscow released from US ‘spy’ archive

 

Gazprom, Eni agree to expand cooperation in energy sector 

 

How Moscow Lost Its Luster as the School of Revolution

 

UN General Assembly observes minute of silence in honor of late Russian ambassador

 

SECRET SERVICE

 

Secret Service removed alarm sensors from fence intruder scaled

 

U.S. Secret Service 'imploding': Is Trump in danger?

 

 

SENATE

 

Rand Paul and Ted Cruz are Right About #RyanCare  (US Senator of Kentucky Rand Paul (R)/(US Senator of Texas Ted Cruz (R)

 

Gorsuch faces questions in Supreme Court hearing's second day: Watch live  (Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch)

 

Gorsuch Backs Individual Right to Keep and Bear Arms: It's The Law of The Land

 

SCOTUS Nominee Gorsuch Faces Questioning After Partisan Divides Emerge

 

Leahy: Gorsuch a Nominee Selected By "Extreme Interest Groups" (US Senator of Vermont Patrick J Leahy (D)

 

Leahy Tells Gorsuch, ‘Originalism…Remains Outside the Mainstream of Moderate Constitutional Jurisprudence’

 

Grassley gets testy during CNN interview: I thought you wanted to talk about Gorsuch (US Senator of Iowa Charles Grassley (R)

 

Senator Feinstein Embarrasses Herself By Accusing Gorsuch of Not Fighting For The Little Guy (US Senator of California Dianne Feinstein (D)

 

Gorsuch: Separation of Powers Is 'The Genius of the Constitution'

 

Gorsuch grilled on abortion, torture and Trump

 

Cornyn 'not ready to reach conclusion' on Trump wiretapping claim (US Senator of Texas John Cornyn (R)

 

Rev. Graham: Pray for Gorsuch -- 'Atheist Progressives' Want to 'Marginalize Christians,' Strip God From Society

 

Liberal groups increase pressure over Gorsuch nomination

 

As Nomination Hearings on Gorsuch Begin, Democrats Air Old Grievances

 

SCOTUS nominee say he's not Trump's surrogate

 

Trump Joins Mitch McConnell to Sell Healthcare Bill in KY (Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Kentucky)

 

Gorsuch: ‘For a Judge, Precedent Is a Very Important Thing’

 

Neil Gorsuch: As a Supreme Court Justice, I Will be a “Faithful Servant” of the Constitution

 

Senate Democrats prepare for aggressive attacks on Neil Gorsuch  (Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch)

 

Dems pump leftist politics into Trump's Supreme pick ('The Constitution is a living document that evolves as our country evolves.')

 

Day One of the Neil Gorsuch hearings was not about Neil Gorsuch

 

So you want truth, Schumer? You first  (Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-New York)

 

Elizabeth Warren Decides to Start Paying Attention to Her Constituents (US Senator of Massachusetts Elizabeth Warren (D)

 

Gorsuch casts himself as mainstream judge, tries to create distance from Trump

 

Gorsuch’s first day of hearings features sharp-edged differences alongside a familiar confirmation script

 

SOUTH KOREA 

 

Beijing's Anti-THAAD Moves Sour China Views in South Korea

 

Stocks close highest in 68 months

 

Former South Korean president to be questioned in corruption scandal

 

Southeast Asian Tourists to Take up Slack from Chinese Tour Ban

 

Park receives bribery grilling (Former President Park Geun-hye)

 

Park could face up to 45 years in prison

 

Farmer's son booked for assaulting Myanmar workers

 

S. Korean military says hacking threats growing

 

Over 4 Million Koreans Work Part-Time

 

Korea ranks 6th  in future preparedness

 

Samsung developing OLED without polarizer

 

[K-Terminology] More young workers exploited with 'yeoljeong pay'

 

China Denies Green Light to Fresh Jeju Air Flights

 

Seoul ranks No. 3 among cities with worst air pollution

 

High school under fire for gender-biased brochure

 

SPORTS

 

NCAA Mixes Sports and Politics

 

Trump brags he’s the reason Colin Kaepernick is unemployed

 

Chicago Bears Hall of Famer Gale Sayers battling dementia

 

Steph Curry, Russell Westbrook fight as showdown gets ugly

 

The FBI found Tom Brady’s missing Super Bowl jersey … in Mexico

 

Do the unthinkable, Yankees: Give Gleyber Torres a shot

 

NHL Scoreboard

 

NBA Scoreboard

 

 

STATES

 

California, Here We Go (Suffocating regulations have driven California's housing crisis to the brink.)

 

Man burns down parents' house, kills 3 pets in attempt to kill ants

 

Tourism thriving, economy expanding in North Carolina despite bathroom bill desertions

 

Thirty-five years past a deadline set by Congress, Nevada ratifies the Equal Rights Amendment

 

Pa. boy dies after being choked by dog pulling on his scarf in snow

 

Georgia nonprofit says it unwittingly gave $25,000 to white nationalist Richard Spencer

 

Gov. Brown talks about threats at home and around the world as he arrives in Washington  (Governor of California Jerry Brown (D)

 

How this tax could make NY a no-go for tech startups  (Governor of New York Andrew M Cuomo (D)

 

New York Attorney General Hires Senate Dem Counsel to Target Trump

 

Police search for autistic man who went missing after L.A. Marathon

 

California: No African citizens granted visas for African trade summit

 

STATE DEPARTMENT

 

Madeleine Albright: Tillerson Skipping NATO Meeting Sends 'Unfortunate Signal'  (US Secretary of State Rex W Tillerson)

 

Tillerson's reminder of transparency

 

Tillerson to skip NATO meeting in April, visit Russia later in month

 

SUICIDES

 

Authorities: Resident of Md. home that exploded committed suicide

 

SUPREME COURT 

 

Judging Judge Gorsuch (Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch)

 

National sheriffs group endorses Gorsuch

 

SYRIA

 

Aleppo governor thanks Russia, China, Iran for assisting Syria in war on terror  (AVIPP COMMENTARY: More propaganda.  The war in Syria is a civil war too keep Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad in power not a war on Islamo-Fascist terrorism.)

 

Syrian opposition fighters launch offensive on Damascus gateway, retake ground

 

What is in the offing for Daesh in Syria?

 

 

TAIWAN

 

Taiwan Launches Homegrown Submarine Program to Counter China

 

Taiwan dollar hits 2.5-year high

 

Cabinet unveils US$1.5bn digital infrastructure plan

 

Housing projects hit six-year low

 

Taiwan high-tech companies heading south

 

Counterterrorism Center opens in Taoyuan’s Sinwu

 

Minister defends police stop policy

 

Lawmakers debate NHI policy for Chinese students

 

Chinese to be on medals for Summer Universiade

 

CDC ramps up campaign against latent tuberculosis

 

InterNations: Taiwan is the world's friendliest country

 

TECHNOLOGY

 

Can new iPads revive the slumping tablet market?

 

TURKEY

 

The Race to Raqqa Could Cost Trump Turkey (The anti-Islamic State fight could devolve into a war between the Kurds and Ankara and disrupt the plan to take back the terrorist group’s de facto capital.)

 

Erdogan's Party Says Turkish Politicians To Stop Rallies In Germany  (Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan)

 

Viral video of Turkish proposal in front of Islam’s Kaaba sparks anger online

 

Turkey’s Erdogan says may review ties with Europe after referendum

 

US bans tablets, notebooks aboard flights from Istanbul

 

Nationalist Bulgarians block border gates to stop Turkish passport-holder voters

 

Girl gets pregnant after being sexually abused despite complaints she filed with court in Turkey’s west

 

Turkey not convinced with Russian denial for military base in Afrin

 

 Turkish ministers will not hold charter referendum campaigns in Netherlands, Germany

 

‘Germany is lying to us,’ Turkish justice minister says

 

Order to remain in barracks would have outed coup bid: Turkish commander

 

Investigation launched into GMO material found in bread in Turkey’s south

 

Ankara aims to bring peace to Cyprus, says Turkish FM

 

Six suspects detained in murder case of Turkish-Armenian journalist Dink

 

Hundreds of thousands mark Nevruz in Turkey’s southeast

 

Moody’s revises outlook of 14 Turkish banks to negative

 

PKK operation ends after 16 days in Turkey’s southeast

 

Erdogan’s Caliphate Threatens NATO

 

UNIONS

 

James O’Keefe Video: Union Official Admits to Hitting Children ‘Makes it Look Like an Accident’

 

General Strike Take Three

 

UNITED KINGDOM (BRITAIN)

 

FTSE 100 finishes lower as jump in British inflation drives pound higher

 

Jared Kushner Struck Out in His First Foray Into Middle East Diplomacy (But Trump’s son-in-law succeeded in coaxing the UK, America’s closest ally, into thwarting the Obama administration.)

 

U.K. may join U.S. airline electronics ban

 

UK: Cops drag anti-mass migration activist off streets for asking anti- “Islamophobia” protestors questions

 

Martin McGuinness, IRA chief-turned peacemaker, dies at 66

 

Exclusive: BBC warned over Brexit bias as 70 MPs sign letter saying corporation’s pessimistic coverage risks undermining negotiations

 

Jim Sillars dismisses Nicola Sturgeon's ‘hard Brexit’ fears   (Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon)

 

Rail line 'may be blocked for 48 hours'

 

Survey Three-quarters of older people are lonely

 

Baby teeth removals 'up 24% in a decade'

 

David Cameron jokes he doesn't have to hear Donald Trump 'wiretaps' anymore  (Former British Prime Minister David Cameron)

 

More children in care 'amid funds crisis'

 

Theresa May Trump was being a gentleman when he held my hand  (British Prime Minister Theresa May)

 

Scots could be independent - ex-bank chief

 

'We're a passionate party,' Jeremy Corbyn says after being heckled by his own MPs as Labour descends into civil war 

 

Seeing Stephen Hawking Off (We assume he won’t be in a hurry to get back.)

 

Stephen Hawking will travel to space on board Richard Branson's ship

 

Children should learn 'digital literacy' alongside the Rs, peers say

 

Pupils need internet lessons, say Lords

 

Exclusive: British banks handled vast sums of laundered Russian money

 

Transgender rapist moved to female prison 'after NHS sex change' 

 

Wife hands military command to husband

 

 Boris Johnson Foreign secretary to meet Steve Bannon in White House visit  (British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson)

 

Murder charge over death of toddler

 

UNITED NATIONS

 

North Korea nuclear programme in 'new phase': IAEA

 

UN rejects coalition call to supervise Yemen port

 

Stunner! Even U.N. has limit for its anti-Israel agenda

 

Team Trump is already kicking butt at the United Nations

 

UNITED STATES

 

And the most popular dog breeds in the U.S. are...

 

VATICAN

 

Just what, exactly, is happening at the Vatican?

 

Pope Francis Hates Populism, Except When He Loves It

 

WHITE HOUSE

 

Daily Presidential Tracking Poll

 

President Trump: No Evidence of Collusion with Russia – Real Issue Is Unbelievable Amount of Leaked Info (Video)

 

This Is What It Looks Like When Courts Don’t Trust the Commander in Chief (Why Donald Trump has an unprecedentedly short legal leash on national security.)

 

Trump to Republicans: Vote for Obamacare repeal or lose your seat

 

Trump Predicts US House Will Vote for Obamacare Repeal

 

Why Bannon wants you to believe in the Deep State

 

Spicer: “It was Hillary Clinton who gave a Russian company one-fifth the U.S.’ uranium supply”  (White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer)

 

Trump can’t escape Russia woes

 

Schwarzenegger taunts Trump over approval rating

 

Trump's Nazis?  (The European media’s twisted tactics in smearing a US President.)

 

Yes, Obama Did Investigate Trump

 

White House digs in on Trump wiretapping claims despite Comey testimony

 

George Soros-aligned group weighs funding anti-Trump activists

 

Spicer: Former campaign chairman had 'limited role' (White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer)

 

Trump Madness: What’s the quintessential quote of the Trump administration?

 

 Trump gets serious in rooting out shadow-government saboteurs

 

Trump to visit Capitol Hill to pitch health care

 

The American presidency is shrinking before the world’s eyes

 

Trump’s terrible, horrible, no good, very bad Twitter day

 

Ivanka Trump moves into a West Wing office, acknowledging there’s ‘no modern precedent’ for her role

 

Twitter turns Trump into his own worst enemy

 

Trump is dealt his hardest truth: He was wrong

 

Man arrested at WH security checkpoint claims telepathic contact with president

 

Ivanka will have access to classified info in new White House role

 

President Trump: Russia collusion story is ‘FAKE NEWS’

 

Bannon’s origin story doesn’t add up

 

Trump hammers home Obamacare replacement pitch but doesn't mention growing wiretapping controversy or Russia as line of fans half a MILE long crowd into arena for campaign-style rally

 

 

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