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Saturday, April 1, 2017

 

CELEBRATING 240 YEARS OF LIBERTY AND FREEDOM  

 

 

In Today’s Issue: 

 

 

ABORTION

 

How Roe Reveals the Hypocrisy of Sanctuary Cities

 

California Prosecutors Don’t Have A Case Against Planned Parenthood Whistleblowers

 

California Allows Animal Rights Activists to Release Secretly-Recorded Undercover Videos, But Not Pro-Lifers

 

Trump failed to defund Planned Parenthood, repeal Obamacare. What now?

 

Planned Parenthood CEO Cecile Richards: Women Need Birth Control to Compete With Men

 

Judge orders Louisville abortion clinic to stay open for 14 days

 

Judge Stops Governor From Ordering the Last Abortion Clinic in Kentucky to Shut Down

 

Bill makes ‘dismemberment’ abortion a felony in SC

 

Kentucky Could Become the First Abortion-Free State if This Law-Breaking Abortion Clinic is Closed

 

Chris Smith (R-New Jersey) keeps his 20-year streak on abortion legislation

 

Judge halts shutdown of last Kentucky abortion clinic

 

They’re Unreached by All But the Abortion Industry, But This Group Is Changing That

 

Planned Parenthood Abortion Clinic Faces Protests After Killing a Woman in Botched Abortion

 

Iowa Politician Claims Mistake About Miscarriage in Abortion Debate

 

Pro-Lifers Believe Women are Smart. Abortion Activists Think Women are Stupid. Here’s Why

 

How will future generations view abortion?

 

20 Pro-Abortion Celebrities Pro-Life People Should Boycott

 

Anti-abortion groups want Planned Parenthood funds blocked before recess

 

Tear-Jerking Ad Attracts 1.5 Million Views with Pro-Life Message

 

Pro-Life Hero: Senator Recovering From Surgery Used Walker Get to Vote for Defunding Planned Parenthood

 

From dramas like 'Scandal' to documentaries like 'Abortion: Stories Women Tell,' the hot-button topic is evolving on TV

 

United Nations Staffers Partnered With Pro-Abortion Groups to Promote Their Abortion Agenda

 

Iowa has more critical issues to address than abortion

 

Country Singer Charlie Daniels Suggest “Sanctuary Cities” Protecting Unborn Babies From Abortion

 

Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey signs controversial abortion bill

 

This Catholic University Has Suspended a Pro-Life Lecturer for Opposing Abortion (Brussels, Belgium)

 

AFGHANISTAN

 

U.S. Embassy in Opium-Rich Afghanistan Fires 6 for Allegedly Using, Dealing Drugs

 

 

AFRICA

 

Trump's directive on airstrikes in Somalia could fuel terrorism recruitment, experts warn

 

Woman killed in elephant herd attack

 

Boko Haram: Jihadists kidnap 22 girls and women in north-east Nigeria

 

South Africa: ANC in chaos after Jacob Zuma sacks finance minister

 

 

AIRPORTS

 

Dog owner wants answers after pet was fatally shot at airport

 

AMERICAN CIVIL LIBERTIES UNION (ACLU)

 

Tina Fey mocks Trump, Pence in ACLU telethon

 

AMERICAN VOICE INSTITUTE OF PUBLIC POLICY

 

Personal Health

 

ASIA

 

Ecological hotspot under geopolitical fire  (Communist China's construction of man-made islands and other military facilities has devastated coral reefs and marine life in the South China Sea.)

 

Model found dead hanging from dorm ceiling fan  (Bangladesh)

 

AUSTRALIA

 

Australia bolsters security checks for flights from Middle East

 

Two dead and more evacuations ordered in NSW as flood risk moves south

 

AUTO INDUSTRY

 

Ford recalls 53K trucks that can roll away when parked

 

BORDER SECURITY

 

Border wall bidder getting death threats, deemed traitor because he is Hispanic

 

CANADA

 

Trudeau soft pedals terrorism, again (Canadian Prime Minister Prime Minister Justin Trudeau)

 

April Fools: Trudeau tweets he wants to punch Matthew Perry — and U.S. media fell for it

 

Comeback complete: Virtue and Moir skate to 3rd  ice dance world title

 

Bombardier chair asks to have pay scaled back to 2015 levels

 

How high will the price of legal pot be?

 

Wynne's Grits would lose party status if election held today

 

Ontario Sunshine List sharpens call for equal pay for women

 

Canada in for rougher NAFTA talks than Trump suggested, trade experts say

 

Canada Extends Mission In Iraq, Syria For Three Months

 

Why I went from full-patch Hells Angel to informant

 

Sharp rise in the number of US citizens turned away by Canada 

 

Talk to a legitimate Mexican refugee and you’ll see: Canada is a friend

 

Dutch student’s chilly surprise when he arrives in Sydney, Nova Scotia rather than Sydney, Australia

 

 

CENSUS BUREAU

 

Census 2020: Dispute over LGBT questions is really about federal spending

 

 

CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT

 

Civil rights lawyer and the nation’s second black Cabinet officer dies at 96

 

 

COMEDY

 

Maher: It Looks Like Russia ‘Installed’ ‘Trump and His Crime Family’ ‘To Loot and Destroy America

 

COMMUNIST CHINA 

 

Chinese grab for U.S. money transfer giant raises alarm

 

The man from Mar-a-Lago says yes to Xi Jinping (US President Donald Trump and Communist Chinese dictator Xi Jinping  meet in Florida on April 6 and 7 for their first face-to-face talks on ‘global, regional, and bilateral issues of mutual concern.’)

 

7 Chinese Statecraft Tips for the Trump Administration

 

Xinjiang Introduces Restrictions To Combat 'Extremism'

 

US warns China it is losing patience over North Korea

 

China March factory activity expands but at slower pace - Caixin PMI

 

China plans panda preserve 3 times size of Yellowstone

 

 

COMMUNIST NORTH KOREA

 

Kim deal chance for North Korea to bury murder evidence: analysts

 

Trump admin. hits North Koreans with sanctions over WMD program

 

The Twisted Ideology Guiding North Korea’s Leadership

 

North Korea accuses US of using its nukes as excuse

 

 

CONGRESS

 

Pressure mounts on Michael Flynn to testify without immunity

 

Did Congress Pass a Bill Allowing ISPs to Sell/Share our Browsing Data?

 

Trump loyalist Roger Stone says he won't tell Congress who helped him communicate with WikiLeaks because 'he's a JOURNALIST who doesn't give up his sources'

 

COURTS

 

DUI case against model might be dismissed

 

Court won't revive Confederate-themed state flag suit

 

Dylann Roof to plead guilty in state case

 

Verdict for getaway driver in deadly mall carjacking

 

Judge approves Trump University settlement

 

Prosecutors seize on Cosby quote that women "need chemicals"

 

Officer sentenced in shooting death of boy with autism

 

Man wins settlement after suing two Dunkin' Donuts owners for giving him a substitute when he asked for real butter on his bagel

 

CRIME IN AMERICA

 

Mother of JCC bomb hoaxer: He’s autistic, doesn’t know what he’s doing

 

Catholic school teacher accused of sex with student

 

Colorado woman's remains found under grave of WWII veteran

 

1 dead, at least 4 injured after drive-by shooting in Tampa

 

Dad stunned wounded man is nightclub shooting suspect

 

Wisconsin man suspected of killing 4 dies of wounds

 

Teacher accused of having sex with teen is also pregnant

 

Reports: Three arrests in Atlanta highway bridge fire

 

Hate-crime hysteria has a serious cost

 

Tainted heroin suspected of killing 7 in New York state in one day

 

Dallas pastor accused of stealing nearly $500G from church

 

Missing teen, ex-teacher spotted at Oklahoma Walmart 2 days after disappearance

 

3 college students locked up after prostitution sting in Fla.

 

Three college students aged 19-23 are arrested for '$10,000 prostitution deal' after cops carry out sting at Florida hotel

 

Woman accused of leaving toddler at Wal-Mart

 

Officer charged in fatal shooting of unarmed black man breaks her silence

 

Teen accused of sexual assault claims he’s a ‘sexsomniac’

 

Heartbreak as remains of six-year-old Isabel Celis who vanished from her Arizona bedroom five years ago are FOUND

 

CUSTOMS AND BORDER PROTECTION

 

More Than 100 Sex Offenders Caught in Single Border Sector This Fiscal Year

 

DEATH-PENALTY

 

Arkansas can't find enough volunteers to witness executions

 

Death penalty mulled for suspect in rape, killing of boy, 4

 

 

DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL COMMITTEE (DNC)

 

DNC's Perez says Trump a bully, 'didn't win election'  (Democratic National Committee Chairman Tom Perez)

 

Unhinged! DNC Chair Tom Perez: ‘Donald Trump Didn’t Win the Election’ (Video)

 

 

DEMOCRATS (MARXISTS)

 

 

KREMLIN CONNECTION CONFIRMED! Podesta Company Paid One Billion Rubles from Russian Govt.

 

Clinton criticizes proposed Trump cuts for diplomacy  (AVIPP COMMENTARY: America is tired of hearing from this hasbin.)

 

Hillary Clinton returns to the spotlight in signature style — with caution

 

Obama is 'genuinely concerned' over latest Trump developments

 

DEPARTMENT HOMELAND SECURITY

 

Drug seizure bonanza: Newest Coast Guard Cutter has banner week of busts

 

 

DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

 

Sessions: Ferguson emblem of tense relationship with police  (US Attorney General Jeff Sessions)

 

Sessions, Kelly defend courthouse arrests of undocumented immigrants in escalating feud with Calif. justice (Department of Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly)

 

 Jeff Sessions admits crime is near historic lows despite his past warnings

 

ECONOMY

 

The Disproportionate Impact of Overregulation on Blue-Collar Jobs

 

 Caterpillar shuts plant in Aurora, Illinois, that employs 800

 

Beyond jobs, car sales to give insight on consumer health

 

 

EDUCATION

 

Moms declare holy war after school teaches Islam 'true faith'

 

Study finds young people embracing traditional gender roles

 

Harvard students smash, graffiti, throw meat at bus saying boys and girls are different

 

Sally Yates to headline Harvard Law graduation ceremony

 

DC requiring child-care workers to get degrees hurts families

 

California takes another swing at the First Amendment

 

Entire cheerleading team is suspended amid prostitution allegations at South Carolina college... after anonymous letter was sent week before national competition

 

EGYPT

 

Trump’s White House looks to reset ties with Egypt

 

In Egypt, ‘3000 extremist fatwas’ incite destruction of churches

 

U.S., in Big Shift on Egypt, Plays Down Human Rights Issue

 

 

ELECTION 2017

 

In Suburban Chicago, Trump Dominates Mayor’s Race

 

ENERGY

 

Energy Prices

 

Trump coal order won't prompt power plant restart

 

 

ENTITLEMENT

 

The Runaway Entitlement Train

 

EURASIA

 

In Armenia, Unprecedented Outreach Ahead Of Elections

 

 

EUROPEAN UNION

 

Belgian Province to Ban Kosher Slaughter

 

Poland Expects to Sign Patriot Missile Deal With US Firm 

 

FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION (FAA)

 

2 small planes fatally collide mid-air in Florida

 

FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION (FBI) 

 

FBI probing Trump campaign ties to DNC hack

 

Journalist says she found FBI director's Twitter account

 

FBI probing if Trump aides helped Russia a year ago

 

FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION (FTC)

 

Prepaid card firm NetSpend settles FTC charges for $53 million

 

 

FRANCE

 

2 teenage girls held on suspicion of plotting French attack

 

Vandals desecrate 80% Jewish graves at small French cemetery

 

France's Macron preaches hope to gritty suburbs

 

French election race tightening three weeks from vote, poll shows

 

Paris Centre Pompidou museum shut by security guard strike

 

Are French pupils really among the most unruly in the world?

 

Eviction season opens in France as 'winter truce' is called off

 

Frenchman violently attacked in China as Chinese community continue Paris protests

 

GAMBLING

 

Strongest winds in five years lash Las Vegas, toppling trucks and wrecking a casino sign

 

 

GERMANY

 

Germany rebukes institute for hosting pro-Hezbollah academic

 

Germany opens spying probe into Turkish religious agency

 

Merkel: Migrants and Germans Can Learn from Each Other (German Chancellor Angela Merkel)

 

Germany on collision course with US ahead of Nato summit

 

These are the German regions where the economy is really booming

 

Austria says it will take Germany to court over autobahn 'foreigner tolls'

 

Germany rejects US pressure for Nato spending rise

 

GLOBAL WARMING

 

When the climate hysteria goes away its steep costs will remain

 

 

GOOGLE

 

Google records and stores conversation people have around their phones 

 

GOP

 

Giuliani seeks 'critical' role in Turkish man's case  (Former Mayor of New York City Rudy Giuliani)

 

Former Republican judge calls for Donald Trump to be impeached

 

GUANTANAMO

 

Army officer drowns at US base at Guantanamo Bay

 

HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

 

 Trump faces a healthcare time bomb of the GOP's own creation

 

HEALTH CARE

 

21-Week Unborn Baby Had Life-Saving Heart Surgery While He Was in the Womb

 

Single Payer Is Fool's Gold For California

 

Volunteers enrolled for test of possible Zika vaccine

 

Cleveland Clinic CEO on what’s next for U.S. health care

 

Doctor Demand Outstrips Supply

 

HOLLYWOOD

 

Channing Tatum to Play George Washington in R-Rated ‘America’ Animated Movie

 

Alec Baldwin kept his drug overdose private for years

 

Robert Redford: 45 years after Watergate, the truth is again in danger

 

 

HOMOSEXUALITY

 

Gilbert Baker, creator of the gay pride rainbow flag, dies at 65

 

Activist group claims 20% of millennials are LGBT

 

HOTEL INDUSTRY

 

1 child dead after 6 found unconscious from carbon-monoxide at Michigan hotel pool

 

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

 

Nunes met by about 300 protesters upon returning to his district  (US Representative of California Devin Nunes (R)

 

House race offers hints to Democratic Party shifts

 

War on Freedom Caucus is Really War with Trump’s Base

 

Chaffetz: ‘Very mysterious’ why Flynn suddenly wants immunity  (US Representative of Utah Jason Chaffetz (R)

 

Understanding the Ryancare Play (Why Ryancare blew it, and what the long-term effect of the Ryancare debacle will turn out to be.)

 

Top Dem pushes back on Flynn immunity, as Trump urges testimony (US Representative of California Adam Schiff (D);  AVIPP COMMENTARY: Representative Schiff should stop playing politics and investigate the leaks and alleged improper investigation of President Trump and his family during the campaign by the Obama administration.) 

 

Donald Trump, call Nancy Pelosi (House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-California)

 

This unassuming California congressman is out-tweeting Trump, and it’s making him a political star

 

Rep. Adam Schiff views documents White House says back Trump surveillance claim

 

GOP lawmaker: The Bible says ‘if a man will not work, he shall not eat’

 

Why Aren't Liberal Republicans Being Blamed For RyanCare's Demise?

 

Adam Schiff: Content of White House documents don't justify Nunes' actions (US Representative of California Devin Nunes (R)

 

This Watergate lawmaker set a standard for slavish loyalty. Then came Nunes.

 

Watchdog groups ask ethics group to investigate Nunes

 

 

IMMIGRATION

 

Rahm Emanuel Invents New ID to Ensure Illegals Get Their Welfare  (Mayor of Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel)

 

IMMIGRATION AND CUSTOMS ENFORCEMENT (ICE)

 

DOJ, DHS blast California chief justice who accused immigration agents of ‘stalking’ illegals

 

Morale Up, but Challenges Remain for Immigration Enforcement

 

INDIA

 

Eye on Pakistan: India could jettison no-first-use of nukes

 

INDONESIA

 

Report: Dozens Missing in Indonesian Landslide

 

Tax amnesty reveals new depths of Indonesian corruption

 

 

INTELLIGENCE COMMUNITY

 

Obama spying looks even worse than Trump claimed

 

Federal inspectors general report recommends improvements for intelligence sharing

 

Disgraced Mike Flynn, 'Crazy Miss Cokehead' and questions over their Russia links: How 'worrisome' meeting between sacked national security adviser and Cambridge graduate raised concern among US and British intelligence

 

INTERNET 

 

The commissioners of the FTC and FCC are worried about your online privacy

 

Much ado over useless internet rules

 

IRAN

 

Is the Iranian regime facing a Kurdish uprising?

 

Trump’s stance on Iran emboldens nation’s hardliners

 

Iranian diplomat: We have no exit strategy from Syria

 

Iran's Elections: A Breaking Crisis?

 

Even Bold Foreign Investors Tiptoe in Iran

 

IRAQ

 

Iraqi TV: Islamic State ‘war minister’ killed in airstrike

 

Drone Footage Captures ISIS Soldier Dragging A Child And Using Him As A Human Shield

 

Patrick Cockburn: Air strikes are the only way to defeat Isis – but civilians are dying

 

ISLAM

 

Citizens targeted in mosque lawfare fight back (Object to Muslim agenda, get subpoenas for personal documents.)

 

ISRAEL

 

Israeli-“Palestinian” Arab Conflict Briefing     (Saturday, April 1, 2017)

 

Full Text: US Statement on Israel’s New Town for Amona Residents

 

Hamas vows ‘divine punishment’ for assassins of terror chief

 

Trump Administration: President Accepts New Israeli Town for Amona

 

Three hurt in Jerusalem Old City stabbing, attacker shot dead

 

Palestinian teen 'executed' by Israeli police after stabbing, lightly injuring 3 Israelis

 

Hundreds protest against ‘Israeli occupier’ in Paris

 

Slovak President Welcomed to Israel

 

In Tel Aviv, a glimpse into the turbulent years when the British ruled

 

'Suddenly the terrorist ambushed me with a knife'

 

Hamas looking undersea, not just underground, for attack routes

 

UN Humanitarian Agency Slams Hamas Over Israel Border Closure

 

IDF struggles to conserve fuel   (Israel Defense Forces)

 

UN agency suspends Gaza missions after Hamas restrictions

 

Hamas vows to crackdown on 'collaborators' in Gaza after killing of Mazen Fuqahaa

 

Hamas-linked video threatens to kill Israeli security leaders

 

It’s Final: Settlements Partially Defrosted, Amona 2 Approved

 

Though politically challenging, new settlement curb likely a win-win for Netanyahu (Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu)

 

Netanyahu and Kahlon trade threats in released

 

Jordan condemns decision to build new Jewish town

 

White House ‘welcomes’ PM pledge to curb settlement construction

 

Supreme Court Bars Supreme Rabbinic Court from Ruling on ‘Safed Get’

 

Israel must take advantage of Hamas’s weak spot

 

Peace Now: Israel's new settlement policy an attempt to 'fool international community'

 

Anti-occupation peace demonstration in Jerusalem

 

Terrorist Killed in Old City of Jerusalem Stabbing Attack

 

Government to curb settlements footprint

 

Israeli forces shoot, injure 15-year-old Palestinian in Ramallah-area village

 

Nicaragua, Israel renew ties; Cuba, Venezuela and Bolivia hoped to be next

 

Bombing Threats Arrest Reveals Strong FBI Presence in Israel

 

Hundreds rally against deal to curb new public broadcaster

 

Israeli borders not cited at Arab Summit (AVIPP COMMENTARY: Israel does not have peace partners with the Arab world.)

 

JAPAN

 

Japanese Antarctic Hunt Kills 333 Whales

 

MEDIA 

 

Fox stands by Bill O'Reilly amid report of 5 settlements

 

Columnist: It Should Be Illegal To Be A Stay-At-Home-Mom

 

Whatever Happened to ‘Evelyn Farkas Outs Herself’ Story?

 

Evelyn Farkas Suggests the Russians May Be Behind ‘Fake News’ About Her (Video)

 

The Fake News Crisis

 

'It's Our Job to Tell You What to Think'  (Mika Brzezinsky let slip the unspoken truth that, yes, it is the media's “job” to “control exactly what people think.”  It's that bad.)

 

MIDDLE EAST

 

Arab coalition: Next goal is to retake Hudaydah

 

Is the Trump Administration Sinking into a Yemen Quagmire?

 

Egg thrown at Saudi general in protest against military campaign in Yemen

 

MILITARY

 

Pentagon seizing more control over warfighting   

 

Inside the secret history of the US government's "psychic arms race"

 

How 'The Rules of the Game' Can Help the U.S. Navy

 

Pentagon doesn't want Turkey's help in Syria

 

North Korea's 'reckless' actions must be stopped, Mattis says  (Secretary of Defense James Mattis)

 

Brass to storm the Hill this week amid military funding fight

 

Navy defies Congress to promote former SEAL commander

 

Fort Hood shooter says he's going on 'hunger strike'

 

Fort Bragg airman to receive Silver Star for valor during battle to retake Kunduz, Afghanistan

 

VA retaliation against whistleblower: doctor kept in empty room

 

Pentagon implements 'C' and 'R' awards devices, removes 'V' from 2 awards

 

Civilian casualties are not inevitable. The military sets an acceptable number in advance

 

USMC won't make actions against Parris Island personnel accused of hazing public

 

 

MYANMAR

 

Myanmar By-elections Test Popularity of Aung San Suu Kyi

 

 

NATIONAL SECURITY AGENCY

 

NSA Set to Provide Classified Communications Intercepts to House Committee (Nunes: Documents to explain apparent improper surveillance of Trump transition.)

 

NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISER

 

Michael Flynn did not initially reveal income from Russia-related entities on his personal financial disclosure

 

 

NATIONAL TRANSPORATION SAFETY BOARD (NTSB)

 

Most occupants in bus crash were wearing seat belt (Texas)

 

NORTH ATLANTIC TREATY ORGANIZATION (NATO)

 

US gives NATO allies 2 months for defense spending plans

 

PAKISTAN

 

‘Especially worried about Hindutva plus nukes', say Pakistani experts

 

Pakistan Is No Friend to America

 

POLITICS

 

Millennial politics are trapped in the world of Harry Potter

 

PORNOGRAPHY

 

Porn websites increase privacy protection after Congress web vote 

 

PRISONS

 

Cops give details on suspect in serial killer's prison death

 

NYC to close notorious Rikers jail complex

 

Why the ‘Close Rikers’ plan is pure fantasy

 

PRODUCT RECALL

 

Mylan announces nationwide EpiPen recall

 

RACISM

 

Tipping racist, say minimum wage

 

RESTAURANT INDUSTRY

 

A ‘classy’ North Carolina restaurant banned kids. Critics fumed — and then reservations surged

 

RUSSIA

 

Russia-US relations 'maybe even worse' than Cold War: Kremlin spokesman

 

Russia offers "election interference" in April Fools' prank

 

Russia develops hypersonic 4,600 mph Zircon missile

 

Don’t Ignore Putin’s Trail of Blood (Russian President Vladimir V Putin)

 

Russia increases nuclear sub fleet, combat patrols reach Soviet-era levels

 

US Escalates Criticism of Russia Over Ukraine, Vows Sanctions to Stay

 

Moscow slams NATO’s traditional anti-Russia ‘ritual dance’ featuring debutant Tillerson

 

Russia Says Trying To Push Afghan Taliban To Join National Reconciliation

 

Sergey Lavrov: The Interview   (Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov)

 

UK and US accuse Russia of 'interfering in other parts of the globe'

 

SCIENCE

 

US cancer deaths are decreasing, study finds

 

How did Mars lose so much of its atmosphere? MAVEN has an answer

 

 

SENATE

 

WIKILEAKS CIA Evidence Ignored By Senate Intelligence Committee

 

Supreme Court showdown looms ahead of vote

 

The Yasser Arafat of the Democratic Party  (Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-New York)

 

How ridiculous is the Democrat hypocrisy on the Gorsuch filibuster? This ridiculous. (Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch)

 

Ex-punk rocker challenges Ted Cruz for Senate     (US Senator of Texas Ted Cruz (R)

 

Obama team reportedly gave list of Russian probes to senate investigators

 

Sanders, Warren push anti-Trump agenda at raucous rally (US Senator of Vermont Bernard Sanders (I-Socialist)/ US Senator of Massachusetts Elizabeth Warren (D)

 

The Roots of the Battle Over Gorsuch: ‘They Started It’ (Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch)

 

McCaskill backs filibuster of Gorsuch, makes nuclear option likely  (US Senator of Missouri Claire McCaskill (D)

 

Pressure builds on Colorado Sen. Michael Bennet (D) over Neil Gorsuch's nomination

 

No thanks! Senate Intelligence Committee says it's not ready to give Mike Flynn immunity

 

SOCIAL MEDIA

 

Reddit defends against accusations of ad fraud and Trump censorship

 

SOUTH AMERICA

 

127 dead, 400 hurt in Colombia water avalanche

 

Body of missing U.S. businessman found buried under house in Ecuador

 

Clashes erupt after Paraguay's Senate approves presidential reelection

 

Wikileaks: Julian Assange waits for Ecuador's election to decide his future

 

SOUTH KOREA 

 

Missing S Korean ship believed sunk off Uruguay

 

 

SPACE

 

Reusable Falcon 9 rocket is a triumph for SpaceX  

 

SPORTS

 

Video shows armless basketball player, 13, winning game with last second shot

 

Woman proposes to boyfriend during hockey game's kiss cam

 

UConn’s 111-game winning streak ends, Miss St wins at buzzer

 

See the millions deserted NFL cities still owe

 

Tiger Woods will miss 2017 Masters

 

No. 1 South Carolina advances to women's title game

 

NHL Scoreboard

 

MLB Scoreboard

 

NBA Scoreboard

 

 

STATES

 

 

Texas pastors to lawmakers: 'Here's your Toilet Seat Award'

 

Texas church bus crash: Driver admitted texting while driving, witness says

 

Atlanta residents may face travel nightmare after highway bridge collapses

 

Oakland fire captain had warned of dangerous conditions at building that burned this week, killing 4

 

Justice for Judith Clark means no parole  (Judith Clark’s supporters may have swayed Governor of New York Andrew Cuomo (D) to commute her sentence late last year, leaving her eligible for parole — but she still doesn’t deserve to be a free...)

 

Badger captured on camera burying cow in Utah

 

 

STATE DEPARTMENT

 

Chief U.S. diplomat weighs in on sanctions against Russia  (US Secretary of State Rex W Tillerson)

 

 

SUICIDES

 

Police sergeant kills himself in patrol station

 

 

SYRIA

 

Hariri: Only way to achieve diverse Syria is to eliminate tyranny and extremism  (The head of the delegation of the Supreme Commission of the Syrian opposition in the Geneva negotiations Nasr al-Hariri said that the only way to achieve a diverse Syria is by eliminating tyranny and extremism.)

 

Washington Takes Focus Off Syrian Regime Change

 

TAIWAN

 

Trump Should Follow Reagan's Lead on Taiwan Policy

 

China's Military Says Taiwan Is 'Doomed' and Trump's Weapons Will Be Useless

 

 

TAX REFORM

 

Serious Tax Reform Will Come to DC This Year

 

Trump Needs A Big Win On The Board, Here's How To Get One

 

The landmines that could kill Trump’s tax cuts

 

TECHNOLOGY

 

Samsung S8 facial recognition feature fooled by photo, tester says

 

TERRORISM

 

Proving Islamic Purity By Beheading Sorcerers

 

Google, Facebook, Twitter Promise to Crack Down on Terrorist Content Online

 

First on CNN: New terrorist laptop bombs may evade airport security, intel sources say

 

SC man accused of trying to join ISIS group

 

TRADE

 

Trump signs executive orders to crack down on trade abuses, increase enforcement

 

Who Wins and Loses if Trump Puts Up New Trade Walls

 

TRANSGENDER MOVEMENT

 

Boston mayor raises transgender flag, says pledge of aggrievance

 

TREASURY DEPARTMENT

 

Mnuchin to ethics office: I’ll exercise ‘greater caution’ after ‘Lego Batman’ remark (Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin)

 

 

TURKEY

 

The Demise of the Anatolian Tiger (Turkey's economy is suffering badly amid the country's political uncertainty. Investors have lost confidence, tourists are staying away and the lira is rapidly losing value. President Erdogan hasn't grasped the severity of the situation.)

 

Turkey Says It Will Keep Military Presence In Syria

 

Turkey's Worldwide Monitoring of Suspected Gülen Supporters

 

Catch-22: Turkey Can't Occupy Northern Syria, Can't Withdraw Without Losing Face

 

Turkey's Wars: Quelling Kurdish Uprisings, and Suffering From Terror Attacks

 

With fiery insults and petty slights, Turkey and Europe reach a moment of reckoning

 

UBER

 

Uber driver unknowingly picks up boyfriend’s ‘side chick’ at the airport

 

UNITED KINGDOM (BRITAIN)

 

Far-right and anti-fascists face off in London

 

Last person held over London terror attack released 

 

Nicola Sturgeon’s indyref2 letter to Theresa May in full  (Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon/ British Prime Minister Theresa May)

 

Royal Marines could be in jeopardy, Defence Secretary Sir Michael Fallon admits 

 

Mother Held Her 22-Week-Old Premature Baby for an Hour Until He Died After Doctors Refused Care

 

British woman and dog set new world record for skipping 

 

Spending on Scottish pupils falls by over £1bn in 7 years

 

Exclusive: The most powerful Briton in America on what it's really like in Donald Trump's White House

 

They Told Her Parents She Would Die at Birth, Look at Her 25 Years Later  (London, England)

 

More unmarried couples with children breaking up than married couples for first time, ONS figures show

 

Britain’s ‘Legs-it’ scandal was sexist — but they’re still way ahead of us

 

British cancer patients 'five times less likely' to get new drugs than French

 

Brexit: What Gibraltar means for the UK and Scotland

 

Prison officers acted unlawfully in restraining inmate who later died

 

Outrage as Spain and EU accused of using Brexit to take back Gibraltar, as MPs say Britain will 'not be bullied' 

 

Stourbridge stabbings: homeless man charged with murder

 

Gibraltar angered by Spain's EU 'veto'

 

Brexit: UK may have to abide by EU laws during transition phase

 

Only 5% of prison staff to get pay boost

 

BBC secret filming allows alleged fraudster to go free

 

Husband seeks justice for murdered bride

 

Prince Charles tried to stop Afghan invasion due to Ramadan, new book claims

 

Broadband Users could see bills slashed as BT is forced to cut charges

 

Morning-after pill could fail if you weigh over 11 stone, new study warns

 

UK house prices slide for first time in almost two years, says Nationwide

 

Two million workers receive 4% pay rise

 

Ofsted to spy on Facebook accounts of parents and pupils 

 

Man charged over mother and son killing

 

Concerns as HMRC faces 'fivefold rise in customs checks' after Brexit

 

Sales of e-cigs to under-18s is banned

 

How Diana's emotional instability sent Charles into therapy for 14 years: Eminent royal biographer claims Prince was in a 'terrible trap' after his 'tormented' wife refused help and continually sparked rows even when he was trying to pray 

 

UNITED NATIONS

 

UN Syria Envoy Says Peace Deal Remains Elusive

 

UN Takes a Key Step to Address Humanitarian Crisis in Burma

 

UNITED STATES

 

Do Millennial Men Want Stay-at-Home Wives?

 

VATICAN

 

Major Leader Of The Vatican Declares: ‘Hated Against Christianity Is Rising Up In Europe, Be Prepared For Persecution Against Christians In Europe.’

 

VENEZUELA 

 

Venezuela says murders soared to 60 per day in 2016

 

Venezuela bonds crash as political standoff escalates

 

Venezuela's Supreme Court shuts down parliament in what opponents say is slide towards dictatorship

 

 

WHITE HOUSE

 

President Donald J. Trump’s Weekly Address

 

Trump calls White House-Russia controversy 'fake news,' 'total scam'

 

Soros-Tied Networks, Foundations Joined Forces to Create Trump ‘Resistance’ Fund

 

Priebus And Ryan Hijack Trump’s Twitter Account  (White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus/ Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-Wisconsin)

 

Trump aide hits Freedom Caucus' Amash, urges primary challenge

 

Trump Has a New Nickname for Chuck Todd After Anchor Spends Friday Night Analyzing Russia Investigation

 

Kushner’s privileged status stokes resentment in White House

 

Citing Former Obama Official's Remarks, Trump White House Wants Congress To Look Deeper Into Surveillance Claims

 

White House ponders reorganization

 

Trump Has a New Nickname for Chuck Todd After Anchor Spends Friday Night Analyzing Russia Investigation

 

Leftists Freak After Donald Trump Proclaims National Sexual Assault Awareness Month

 

After health-care failure, Trump attacks allies in Congress — but they mock him

 

The Russia/Flynn/Freedom Caucus vortex of questions and tension at the White House

 

Sean Spicer on Fire! ‘There’s a Clearer Connection to Russia With Hillary Than There is Trump (Video) (White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer)

 

Prelude to a Sellout

 

A Beginner’s Guide to the Trump/Russia Controversy


Trump sends letter to Vietnam's president to promote ties

 

Intelligence official who 'unmasked' Trump associates is 'very high up,' source says


White House to be colored blue Sunday for autism awareness

 

White House wants Congress to dig deeper on snooping after Obama official comments

 

WH allowing public to request financials for senior staff

 

Spicer downplays Trump's calls for immunity for Michael Flynn   (White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer)

 

Trump Is President. Now Encrypt Your Email.

 

Kushner and Ivanka Trump Worth at Least $741 Million

 

White House officials played role in surfacing documents Nunes viewed  (US Representative of California Devin Nunes (R)

 

Ending Obamacare Is Easy: Just Ignore Congress

 

Russia intrigue blots out the sun during White House briefings

 

Communists and Socialists Rally Under ‘Trump Resistance’

 

Spicer Claims Political Motives for Surveillance

 

Conway racked up consulting gigs last year, financial forms show

 

Byron York: 11 things to remember about Trump-Russia affair

 

This one weird trick can solve all of Trump’s problems

 

Omarosa's White House gig is her first steady job in a while

 

White House warns Dems Gorsuch opposition 'baseless'

 

Trump's approach to intel agencies shows anxiety, distrust

 

Trump says Pence has 'one hell of a good marriage'

 

Poll: 57% say Trump is 'too confrontational'

 

What Clinton and Pence have in common: Their marriages are our favorite soap operas

 

Trump’s White House struggles to get out from under Russia controversy

 

Bannon, Trump’s architect of anti-globalist policies, got rich as a global capitalist

 

Does the White House really want Flynn to get immunity?

 

Trump’s closest aides come from financial elite

 

Analysis: What we know so far about the Trump team’s ties to Russian interests

 

New EPA documents reveal even deeper proposed cuts to staff and programs

 

Civil rights lawyer and the nation’s second black Cabinet officer dies at 96

 

The most suspicious part of Trump’s presidency

 

Blonde ambition: Ivanka debuts new lighter and lusher locks in gloomy NYC after dropping $1100 on fresh cut and color  before her first day of work in controversial White House role

 

Trump praises ‘great meeting’ with one-time critic Condi Rice (Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice(R)

 

In a hurry, Donald? Bizarre moment Trump abruptly walks out of executive order signing ceremony WITHOUT signing the order - leaving an awkward-looking Mike Pence to pick up the pieces...

 

 

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