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Sunday, April 29, 2018

 

CELEBRATING 241 YEARS OF LIBERTY AND FREEDOM  

 

 

 In Today’s Issue: 

 

 

ABORTION

 

Michelle Wolf disgusts with abortion joke at White House Correspondents' dinner

 

Cops to face jury for arresting pro-lifer falsely accused of bomb threat

 

Battle over medication abortion continues in Missouri courts

 

Alabama voters to decide abortion, Ten Commandments issues on Nov 6

 

GOP candidate continues to compare abortion to Nazis, despite pleas from rabbis.

 

Abortion foes lose zoning request

 

Irish Voters Speak Out on Landmark Abortion Referendum

 

 

AFGHANISTAN

 

Children playing with mortar set off blast that kills 3 in Afghanistan

 

 

AFRICA

 

In Washington, Buhari needs to speak for all of Africa  (Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari should demand from the Trump administration a clear policy on Africa.)

 

 

AUSTRALIA

 

Australia Pledges Millions of Dollars in Bid to Rescue Great Barrier Reef

 

 

CANADA

 

Pro-Palestinian charity in Canada accused of promoting ‘anti-Semitic’ book

 

New Brunswick art prodigy's work is internationally recognized

 

Manitoba community in shock after 3 boys hit and killed by car

 

Thousands gather to attend vigil for those killed and injured in van attack

 

Nigerians are walking into Canada, prompting request for U.S. to take action

 

John Ivison: The 'slow bleeding' of corporate Canada is about to get underway — and only Morneau can stop it

 

 

CAPITOL HILL 

 

A trifecta of episodes that feed public cynicism toward Washington

 

 

CARIBBEAN

 

 Sluggish recovery from Hurricane Maria reignites calls for Puerto Rico’s statehood, independence

 

 

COMMUNIST NORTH KOREA

 

Bolton says it's unclear if North Korea will give up weapons  (National Security Adviser John Bolton)

 

Kim Prepared to Cede Nuclear Weapons if U.S. Pledges Not to Invade  (Communist North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un)

 

N. Korea to return to same time zone as S. Korea on May 5

 

US has Libya model in mind for NK denuclearization: Bolton

 

Trump and Kim have a chance to become true heroes

 

CONGRESS

 

Congress still isn't tough enough with the White House on the use of military force

 

9 members of Congress in 6 months have lost their jobs over sex, misconduct

 

Congress wants to cancel secrecy of missile tests

 

 

COPORATE AMERICA

 

T-Mobile, Sprint say $26 billion deal would give US tech lead over China

 

COURTS

 

Judges slam brakes on license-plate reading system

 

CUSTOMS AND BORDER PROTECTION

  

Illegal-immigrant caravan begging Trump for asylum hits border, but US officials say the crossing is full

 

DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL COMMITTEE (DNC)

 

FBI Delays Release of Communications With Firm That Examined DNC Servers

 

 

DEPARTMENT HOMELAND SECURITY

 

Johnson says he was worried about Comey's plan to brief Trump  (Former Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson)

 

EDUCATION 

 

Bus carrying high school chorus team crashes in South Carolina 

 

Teachers and Arizona governor at odds as deal announced

 

Religious teens smarter, says Stanford study(Significantly higher GPA scores seen in faithful.)

 

Daycare operators told: Get college degree or new job

 

Religious teens smarter, says Stanford study (Significantly higher GPA scores seen in faithful.)

 

They thought Georgetown University’s missing slaves were ‘lost.’ The truth was closer to home than anyone knew.

 

 How diversity culture is causing animosity on campus and wasting resources

 

EUROPE

 

Nazi symbols, salutes on display at Ukrainian nationalist march

 

 EUROPEAN UNION

 

Macron and May issue joint tweet on chemical weapons   (French President Emmanuel Macron/ British Prime Minister Theresa May)

 

FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION (FBI) 

 

Comey’s media tour shows why we’re better off without him (Former FBI Director James Comey)

 

FRANCE

 

French media viewed the Macron-Trump 'bromance' with puzzlement, skepticism. And what's with the touching?  (French President Emmanuel Macron)

 

Toulouse mayor threatens to sack Jewish deputy who said ‘too many Arabs’ in city

 

GERMANY

 

Is Germany Capable of Protecting Its Jews?

 

Germany raises hopes of a Franco-German eurozone reform deal

 

GLOBAL WARMING

 

UK academic: It’s too late to stop climate change, ‘we’re doomed’

 

GOP

 

Kasich denies leaving the GOP: 'The Republican Party left me'(Governor of Ohio John Kasich)

 

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

 

Pelosi: Trump Might Qualify for Nobel Peace Prize; ‘Let’s See How It Goes’  (House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-California)

 

INDIA

 

Why India's Fuel Prices Are Sky-High When Oil Isn't

 

Should Pakistan be alarmed as BFF China gets pally with India?

 

Critics say India heritage scheme means Taj Mahal privatisation

 

IRAN

 

US calls for global action against Iran

 

Expert: Iran growing desperate for Trump to keep U.S. in nuke deal

 

IRAQ

 

Iraqi vice president’s ‘destroy’ threat sparks outrage

 

U.S. Commander to ‘Post’: Iraq in critical transition phase after ISIS

 

ISRAEL

 

Israeli-“Palestinian” Arab Conflict Briefing    (Sunday, April 29, 2018)

 

Pompeo and Palestinians Have 'Nothing to Discuss' Amid Gaza Crisis  (US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo)

 

Netanyahu slammed for sharing dubious, incendiary news about Arab soccer fans  (Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu)

 

Pompeo: Recognizing Jerusalem as Capital of Israel is ‘Recognizing Reality’ (video)

 

Graham calls for renegotiation of U.S. defense deal with Israel

 

Hamas slams German parliament for endorsing Israel as Jewish state

 

Three Palestinians killed, one arrested along Gaza border

 

Trump unscrambles UN-EU-PLO misinformation omelette

 

Roseanne: I want to make aliyah

 

15-year-old Palestinian boy succumbs to wounds in Gaza

 

6 Gazans try to cross fence into Israel; 3 shot dead

 

3 Palestinians dead, more than 600 injured in 5th Friday of demonstrations in Gaza

 

Palestinians must make peace or shut up, Saudi crown prince said to tell US Jews

 

Second Palestinian journalist succumbs to wounds in Gaza

 

Tires slashed, hate slogans graffitied in latest attack on Palestinian village

 

Palestine files complaint to UN over Israel's breach of anti-racism treaty

 

Israel orders suspected French arms trafficker to be held through trial

 

Thousands protest ‘agonizing’ live shipment of animals to Israel

 

Man stabbed, seriously wounded near Jerusalem mall; police rule out terror

 

A Jewish future? Only in Israel

 

Pompeo’s thumbs up for Israel to counter Russian-backed Iranian drive in Syria (US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo)

 

Scores of Palestinians have been shot in their legs, and some face amputation

 

LEBANON

 

Vote for chaos: Lebanon’s poll reforms baffle voters

 

MEDIA 

 

The White House correspondents' dinner doesn't draw stars anymore. So Kathy Griffin had it to herself.

 

At the White House correspondents' dinner, the buzz was reduced to a snore — until Michelle Wolf showed up

 

MIDDLE EAST

 

Trump’s Bargaining Chips Slip Away as Koreas Talk Peace

 

Saudi Arabia, US share ‘identical views’ on regional issues — Saudi FM

 

Saudi King Salman meets US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo

 

Saudi Arabia, US share ‘identical views’ on regional issues — Saudi FM

 

MILITARY

 

Why co-ed bootcamps will curb sexism in the Marines

 

AWOL Marine is charged with murdering his grandmother, NC sheriff says

 

200 National Guard members headed to California-Mexico border next week

 

MYANMAR

 

Landfill fire in Myanmar sends dozens to hospital

 

PAKISTAN

 

Pakistan set to launch space programme to keep an eye on Indian side: Report

 

Pakistan sacks 26/11 prosecutor for not 'taking govt line'

 

PRISONS

 

Bill Cosby is mentally preparing himself for prison

 

RELIGION IN AMERICA

 

Pastor defends conducting 'Beyoncé Mass'

 

RUSSIA

 

Understanding Russia: Why Punishments Might Backfire

 

BP chief executive Bob Dudley 'poisoned in Russian plot'

 

SCIENCE

 

 Calling out the world of junk science

 

SECOND AMENDMENT

 

Pompeo and Palestinians Have 'Nothing to Discuss' Amid Gaza Crisis  (US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo)

 

SOUTH KOREA 

 

Expectations grow for North Korea-US summit

 

South Korea cautiously braces for inter-Korean economic cooperation

 

SPORTS

 

The grades are in: How all 32 teams fared in NFL draft

 

STATES

 

A Hawaiian island got about 50 inches of rain in 24 hours. Scientists warn it's a sign of the future

 

3 people, including 2 children, killed in fiery South L.A. crash

 

SYRIA

 

Who's Bombing Syria? Video Shows New Strikes and Massive Explosion as World Powers Clash

 

TAIWAN

 

Taiwan seems to be benefiting from Trump’s presidency. So why is no one celebrating?

 

China releases images of Taiwan missions

 

TRADE

 

Extended NAFTA talks, U.S. tariff threats amplify trade uncertainty and complicate major investment deals

 

TURKEY

 

Canal Edirne project by Turkey-Greece border almost complete, authorities say

 

Turkey is at a turning point with new presidential system: Erdoğan  (Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan)

 

Turkey's opposition desperately seeking a candidate

 

 

UNITED KINGDOM (BRITAIN)

 

UK home secretary resigns over immigration scandal

 

UK High Court orders London coroner to prioritize Jewish, Muslim burials

 

How Alfie Evans became the latest weapon in the conservative attack on universal health care

 

WHITE HOUSE

 

Trump: White House Correspondents Dinner Was a ‘Big, Boring Bust’

 

Comedian doubles down on Sanders attacks, as others rally behind press sec.(White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders)

 

War: Trump goes off on lying Democrat Sen. Jon Tester for slandering Dr. Ronny Jackson

 

Report: Ronny Jackson won't return as Trump's doctor

 

‘She burns facts and uses the ash to create a perfect smoky eye’: Sarah Huckabee Sanders is left on the verge of tears after Michelle Wolf attacks press secretary during vicious Correspondents' Dinner speech that Trump skipped  (White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders)

 

Trump rallies in Mich., touting economy and diplomacy and blasting media

 

With ball in his court, Trump welcomes summit between 2 Koreas

 

Citing 'overrun' border, Trump threatens to shut down government if Congress fails to fund border wall

 

Here's what Trump should do with the Iran deal

 

Trump’s Bargaining Chips Slip Away as Koreas Talk Peace

 

At Michigan Rally, Trump Unloads on a Litany of Adversaries

 

Stormy Daniels' lawyer Michael Avenatti can't hide his delight as he photobombs Sarah Huckabee Sanders and Kellyanne Conway on Correspondents' Dinner red carpet

 

Sean Spicer and Bill Clinton's press secretary agree about the White House briefings  (Former White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer)

 

 

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