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Wednesday, April 5, 2017

 

CELEBRATING 240  YEARS OF LIBERTY AND FREEDOM

 

 

In Today’s Issue: 

 

ABORTION

 

Bake Sales for Abortion? The Disgusting New Planned Parenthood Fundraising Tactic

 

Trump Stops Funding UN Agency Accused of Abetting Forced Abortions

 

Pennsylvania Bill Would Defund the Planned Parenthood Abortion Business

 

Trump praised for cutting funds for U.N.'s forced abortions

 

Vice President Mike Pence Working Overtime to Revive Bill to Defund Planned Parenthood

 

Video: Snowflake Boils at Texas Abortion Protest

 

Planned Parenthood Hospitalizes Two Women After Botched Abortions, Abortionist Left to Abort More Babies

 

Iowa House Begins Debate Over 20-Week Abortion Ban

 

MSNBC Spreads False Rumor That Planned Parenthood Abortion Biz Does Mammograms

 

Federal judge blocks Indiana abortion ultrasound mandate

 

What? Abortion Activist Says Oppose Neil Gorsuch Because “My Son Will Need Access to Abortion”

 

Is Now the Right Time for Louis C.K.’s Abortion Jokes?

 

False Abortion Scare: Only 10% of Pregnant Women With Zika Had Babies with Disabilities

 

Abortion clinic numbers down, second trimester procedures up since law's passage, study shows (Texas)

 

Lena Dunham’s Show “Girls” Calls Unborn Baby a “Parasite Living Inside of You”

 

Cardinal Sarah: Fight against abortion is ‘part of the final battle…between God and Satan’

 

Missouri Rejects Federal Money In Order To Set Up Its Own Abortion Restrictions

 

Catholic college disinvites Planned Parenthood award recipient from graduation

 

Firm settles Massachusetts probe over anti-abortion ads sent to phones

 

Planned Parenthood panics after Trump defunded UN agency that supports forced abortion

 

‘I would have had an abortion’: Mother who filed ‘wrongful birth’ lawsuit 48 years ago disgusted by lawmaker challenge

 

Catholic university supports abortion, suspends prof for calling it murder (Belgium)

 

This Canadian Province is Giving Away Free Abortion Pills

 

Trump defunding UN's women's health will cause 'millions to suffer'

 

New Video Exposes Interesting Things About Pro-Abortion Forces in Ireland

 

AFGHANISTAN

 

Turnbull pledges Afghanistan support but forced return of asylum seekers 'not discussed'  (Australian Malcolm Turnbull, has recommitted Australia to long-term economic and security support for Afghanistan during a state visit by the Afghan President Ashraf Ghani.)

 

Saving an Afghan Symbol, With Afghans Only

 

AFRICA

 

Dog saves wedding party from suicide bomber in Nigeria

 

AMERICAN VOICE INSTITUTE OF PUBLIC POLICY

 

Capital Hill Review Wednesday, April 5, 2017

 
ANTI-SEMITISM

 

Report: Anti-Semitism Increased 40%, Genocidal Speech Doubled in 2016

 

Leaving the Big Tent  (The rapid embrace of Anti-Semites is driving Israel and the American Jewish community apart.)

 

AUSTRALIA

 

ASX gains as miners trump banks

 

Australian Dollar Drops Against Majors

 

Repeat of Spanish flu pandemic 'very possible' as new strains emerge

 

New measles outbreak: infected people spent time at children's hospital

 

Australian police make 'largest ever' methamphetamine seizure

 

On this issue, the PM is the last big hold-out

 

Leading tourist attractions hit by credit card scam 

 

 AVIATION

 

Airplane Sales to Iran Put Under Critical Review By Trump Admin  (Source: Boeing should be 'on notice' as Trump team reassesses Obama policy.)

 

 

BALKANS

 

Protests Against Vucic Election Persist In Belgrade

 

 

BANKRUPTCIES

 

Payless files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy

 

 

BIG GOVERNMENT

 

How to Make the Government Behave Itself  (Bad incentives lead to bad outcomes, and, lamentably, bad incentives are quite plentiful in the realm of politics.)

 

 

BLACK PRIVILEGE

 

The Joys of ¼ Black Privilege  (In the future everyone can be ¼ black for 15 minutes.)

 

BORDER SECURITY

 

Trump's border wall just got real: The builders have submitted their plans

 

CANADA

 

TSX ends lower after posting nearly six-week high

 

Trudeau Liberals Degenderizing Canada’s National Anthem  (Canadian Prime Minister Prime Minister Justin Trudeau)

 

Student alleges University of Toronto mishandled sex assault complaint

 

RCMP reveals it uses cellphone trackers in wake of CBC report

 

Student alleges University of Toronto mishandled sex assault complaint

 

Toronto home prices soar 33.2% in March to kick off spring homebuying season

 

Toronto-area home prices hit record as market ‘drum tight’

 

$45K lettuce heist has Hamilton police asking public to ‘romaine calm’

 

Trump’s ‘leaked’ NAFTA letter is a gift to Canada

 

Halifax police pledge to #startbybelieving sexual assault victims

 

 

CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL AND PREVENTION (CDC)

 

Zika caused birth defects in 10 percent of infected pregnant women: CDC

 

 

CHRISTIANITY

 

Urgent warning for Christians to help Trump beat Obama's shadow government

 

COMEDY

 

Comedian Louis C.K. calls Trump a 'lying sack of s--t'

 

COMMUNIST CHINA 

 

China continues to fuel growing Korean crisis; Misled world on coal imports

 

Trump’s Team Has No Idea What It’s Doing On China

 

When Trump Meets Xi: Prepare for the Opening Gambit  (Communist Chinese dictator Xi Jinping)

 

The Summit: 5 Things Trump Needs to Know before Meeting Xi Jinping

 

What China wants from Xi and Trump meeting

 

America, Japan and the UK: A New Three-Way Alliance against China?

 

China Vows to Defend Itself “At All Costs” if U.S. Attacks North Korea

 

Trump administration to China on North Korea: "The clock has run out"

 

Top General Says U.S. Solution to North Korean Aggression Must Involve China

 

Crazed man kills 3 women with single chopstick: report

 

 

COMMUNIST NORTH KOREA

 

NK seeks to steal show ahead of Trump-Xi summit

 

North Korean missile launch likely a failure, US officials say

 

Yes, I did it again

 

North Korea fires a ballistic missile as Trump prepares to host China’s Xi (Communist Chinese dictator Xi Jinping)

 

 

CONGRESS

 

GOP unclear how to keep government open

 

Susan Rice must testify to Congress

 

COPORATE AMERICA

 

Krispy Kreme-owner JAB to buy bakery chain Panera Bread

 

COURTS

 

Facebook Live sexual assault victim threatened with dog: prosecutor

 

Woman who attacked "lazy" boyfriend with hammer gets prison

 

Florida men plead guilty to helping friend fly to join ISIS

 

Civil rights law covers LGBT workplace bias

 

Joe Biden's son Hunter and his wife Kathleen reach settlement in ugly divorce - but judge DENIES bid to keep it sealed

 

 

CRIME IN AMERICA

 

Man charged in fatal shootings of 4 at restaurant

 

Police: Shoplifter trapped in store after closing calls 911

 

3 killed in shooting near Philadelphia school

 

2nd skull found in Mo.; missing women's families notified

 

‘Drunk’ teacher busted for making young teen drive her to Waffle House

 

More charges against the man accused in fatal attacks against homeless men in San Diego

 

CUSTOMS AND BORDER PROTECTION

 

Southwest Border Arrests Plummet 61% Since January

 

Darby: Border Patrol Agents Feel Betrayed by Administration

 

DEMOCRATS (MARXISTS)

 

The Public Won’t See the Rest of Hillary’s Emails Until 2020

 

52% Say Clintons Should Be Part of Russia Probe

 

Unreal. Chelsea Clinton Tells Fans in Liberal Media She Will Not Run Against Donald Trump in 2020

 

Joe and Jill Biden sign multi-book deal

 

Real Collusion: the Clinton and Podesta Record

 

Debt, Entitlements, and the Consent of the Governed  (How Democrats maintain control of government expenditures, even without the support of voters.)

 

'Somebody's got to go to jail, Ben' Susan Rice? Evelyn Farkas? Ben Rhodes?

 

DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

 

Cyanide 'bomb' victim's family files petition to stop its use

 

DEPARTMENT HOMELAND SECURITY

 

DHS Secretary: 'It Is Unlikely We Will Build a Wall…From Sea to Shining Sea'

 

DHS: Immigration agents may arrest crime victims, witnesses at courthouses

 

DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

 

Baltimore, Chicago will continue police department reforms despite Justice Department hesitation

 

Atty General Sessions Rolls Back Obama's War on Cops

 

Police Unions Hail Less Scrutiny While Local Leaders Worry

 

ECONOMY

 

Stocks swing to lower close after Fed releases March minutes

 

Wall Street ends down after Fed minutes

 

U.S. Stocks, Dollar Fall as Minutes Spark Caution: Markets Wrap

 

The stock market just blew its biggest lead since February 2016

 

Survey: US companies add 263K jobs in March, most in 2 years

 

Asia Shares Slump Before Data, Summit; Yen Climbs: Markets Wrap

 

Asian stocks rise as China gains; oil up on North Sea outage

 

Why investors are fretting over the Trump-Xi meeting

 

Please, can someone brief the president on the unemployment rate?

 

Dollar, Treasury yields rise after Fed minutes

 

Tax reform to jump-start the economy

 

Gold settles lower as robust economic data boost risky assets

 

EDUCATION

 

Kansas high school journalists investigated new principal’s credentials. Days later, she resigned

 

Trump Returns to Campaign Promise: ‘We Have to End Common Core’

 

University President Under Fire for Not Supporting 'Safe Spaces'

 

K-12: Fog and Fuzziness

 

Harvard Grad Students Start ‘Resistance School’

 

California High School Replaces Mirrors in Girls’ Bathroom With Positive Message Signs

 

New York School Instructs Kids to Defend Hitler’s Genocide Against Jews

 

University says pro-Trump poster is offensive

 

Isn’t It Pragmatic?  (Michael Roth explores how and why Indian students are embracing liberal arts education.)

 

Stanford Univ. admits Muslim teen who wrote ‘#BlackLivesMatter’ 100 times in application essay

 

Agent Debate Awakes  (Draft policy proposed by Middle States would prohibit accredited institutions from using commissioned agents in international recruitment -- as many now do.)

 

Left-wingery at the academy  (I just attended a two-day academic conference at the University of Pennsylvania, in part out of interest in the topic (“American & Muslim Worlds ca. 1500-1900”), in part to get a firsthand sense of discourse in the humanities at the contemporary university. As the founder of Campus Watch, I wondered if it is as bad as our reports suggest, or whether we focus on outliers.)

 

Commencement Controversy of a Different Sort (Some students at the University of Michigan are unhappy that the administration is eschewing tradition by not booking a central graduation speaker, instead focusing on the institution's bicentennial.)

 

This teacher doesn't belong in a rubber room

 

Loan Forgiveness Uncertainty  (Recent court filing by Department of Education fuels uncertainty about whether borrowers can count on contractors’ assertions that they qualify for federal debt relief program.)

 

College lecturer accused of raping drunk grad student

 

Legal Discrimination No More  (US appeals court says a lesbian former adjunct has the right to sue Ivy Tech under Title VII, a federal anti-bias law, for discrimination based on sexual orientation.)

 

Can we please let Catholic schools stay Catholic?

 

‘An Unprecedented Attack’ (Hungarian Parliament passes legislation that could force university founded by George Soros out of the country.)

 

Harvard University students start anti-Trump 'Resistance School' to fight 'Trump agenda' - and it's fully booked!

 

2 Education Picks Raise Fears on Civil Rights Enforcement

 

EGYPT

 

Egyptian President to Trump: ‘I Have a Deep Appreciation and Admiration for Your Unique Personality’

 

ELECTION 2017

 

Ferguson re-elects mayor in first race after 2014 unrest

 

ENERGY

 

Oil ends with modest gains after surprise rise in U.S. stockpiles

 

Energy Prices

 

Idaho’s $4.3 Million Solar Project Generates Enough Energy to Run ONE Microwave Oven

 

ENVIRONMENT

 

Dead humpback whale washes up on NYC beach

 

 

EUROPEAN UNION

 

European oil stocks advance, but indexes are listless

 

EU Chief Juncker Demands Fellow Commissioners Punish Britain

 

Ancient concession stand found at Roman gladiator arena

 

FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION (FBI) 

 

Report: FBI Creating Special Unit to Coordinate Russia Investigation

 

 

FEDERAL RESERVE

 

Most Fed policymakers see change to balance sheet policy 'later this year': minutes

 

FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION (FDA)

 

FDA pick faces questioning on ties to industry he'd regulate

 

FRANCE

 

Why France's Muslim voters are not all panicking about a Le Pen victory

 

Paris police given powers to search Metro passengers' bags after St Petersburg bombing

 

French Elections - Marine Le Pen’s Visit To Russia Is 'A Sober And Calculated Move By An Experienced And Talented Politician'

 

GERMANY

 

Germany Moves Toward $53M Fines for Online Hate Crimes

 

Germany to fine social media giants up to €50 million for hate speech

 

German Millennials among most 'immigrant-friendly' in Europe

 

Muslims in Germany: "If a Jew Enters Our School, He'll Get Beaten Up"

 

Quarter of a million Syrians allowed to bring families to Germany: report

 

Germany building new army of 13,500 'cyber soldiers'

 

GOOGLE

 

Soros-Funded Groups Behind Google Censorship of Alternative Media

GOP

 

Trump groups may fight GOP in primaries

 

 

HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

 

55 percent of Americans approve of Obamacare, poll shows

 

Opioid Epidemic Raises the Stakes of Replacing Obamacare

 

 

HEALTH CARE

 

Doctor salary survey reveals big pay gaps

 

Poll reveals what young people want in health care overhaul

 

Creating a video game to help children fighting cancer

 

HOLOCAUST

 

Hikind Denounces New York School Holocaust Justification Homework

 

HOMOSEXUALITY

 

How a Queer Dance Party in Front of Ivanka Trump's House Made a Wine-Sipping Woman an Internet Star

 

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

 

Intel Committee Democrat Says Trump Associates 'Will Probably Go To Jail'

 

DesJarlais: ‘I Can’t See The Scenario’ Where Rice Unmasked Citizens ‘Other Than For Political Purposes’ [Audio] (Former National Security Adviser Susan Rice)

 

Trumpcare 2.0 isn't much better than its predecessor

 

The Dems’ Political Area 51

 

Why Is the ‘Right Side of History’ Losing? (Democrats refuse to confront the meaning of their own failure.)

 

The Obamacare Solution Is Hiding in Plain Sight (A win-win: Funding exists for pre-existing conditions to be dealt with at the state level.)

 

On Trump surveillance, Susan Rice, Adam Schiff talk but say nothing  (US Representative of California Adam Schiff (D)

 

With Health Bill, Trump Juggles Factions in G.O.P.

 

House panel will look into dispute over Agent Orange benefits for Navy veterans

 

House Democrats urge teachers to trash book by climate scientists on global-warming dissent

 

As GOP presses for new health bill, lawmakers weigh letting states skip certain mandates

 

First ballots show Ahn and Gomez with early lead in L.A.'s congressional primary

 

House Intelligence Committee Democrat predicts Trump associates 'will probably go to jail' following probe into Russian election meddling

 

Schiff: 'We are going to want' Carter Page to testify

 

IMMIGRATION

 

Illegal immigration plummets after Trump inauguration


IMMIGRATION AND CUSTOMS ENFORCEMENT (ICE)

 

Hooker who gave Google exec fatal heroin dose detained by ICE

 

'A wonderful day': A veteran's undocumented wife won't be deported by ICE

 

Detained by ICE in prison, he begs to be deported

 

ICE nabs 31 criminal aliens, immigration fugitives around NYC

 

INDIA

 

Pakistan, China, Afghanistan dominated Mattis-Doval meet: US official

 

Muslim man dies in India after attack by Hindu 'cow protectors'

 

INFRASTRUCTURE

 

World’s largest tunnel-boring machine finally breaks through

 

INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICES (IRS)

 

Lamar Smith: Obama Admin. Asked IRS to Target Conservatives, ‘So Anything Is Possible’

 

Yes, change may be coming to America's tax code, and it's going to cost you MORE

 

IRS Denied Tax-Exempt Status to 37 Religious, Charitable Groups in 2016

 

INTERNET 

 

No, Republicans didn’t just strip away your Internet privacy rights

 

IRAN

 

Iran’s IRGC's terror plans against the U.S.

 

Casualties Reported After Strong Quake Hits Northeastern Iran

 

IRAQ

 

Persecuted Iraqi Christians Are Returning Home Only To Find That Muslim Gangs Have Stolen Their Homes With Fake Documents And The Government Refuses To Do Anything About It

 

‘ISIS killed my brothers, I buried them in the yard’

 

ISRAEL

 

Israeli-“Palestinian” Arab Conflict Briefing     (Wednesday, April 5, 2017)

 

3 IDF soldiers jailed for beating Palestinian man  (Israel Defense Forces)

 

PM: International Community Must Remove Chemical Weapons from Syria  (Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu)

 

In modern first, Passover sacrifice to take place in Old City

 

Palestinian leaders slam proposed Israeli bill cutting PA tax revenues over 'martyrs' compensation

 

Hamas says ‘collaborators’ were behind Faqha assassination

 

Jordan River May Become Model for Regional Teamwork

 

Shin Bet nabs Syria-trained Hamas operative in West Bank (Judea and Samaria)  

 

484 terrorist prisoners getting degrees in Israeli prisons, in violation of Israeli law

 

As Assad picks his poison, Syrians’ suffering and Israeli fears diverge

 

US Pres. Trump, Jordan’s King Abdullah Focus First on Syrian Crisis, Then Israeli-Arab Peace [video]

 

Israel pans bid to fly Palestinian flag over Dublin city hall

 

Anger erupts in Gaza as PA cuts salaries to government employees

 

With prison strike, Barghouti hopes to prove Palestinian street still his (Convicted murderer and terrorist-“Palestinian” leader Marwan Barghouthi)

 

Hebrew University Launches Cannabis Research Center

 

Israel pans EU ‘obsession’ with Israel in West Bank (Judea and Samaria)  demolitions spat

 

Trump: I'm working hard to achieve peace

 

Six Israelis injured in terrorist attacks abroad

 

Shin Bet Nabs, Indicts Hamas Terrorist

 

Israelis may be gloomy, but it’s not the media’s fault

 

Israeli forces shoot, injure Palestinian in Hebron

 

IDF Naval fighters train with Navy SEALs

 

42 days in prison for soldiers who beat a Palestinian

 

Palestinian Authority Official: No Negotiations Without Settlement Freeze

 

MK Glick: Put an end to the wild west in Jerusalem

 

Trump thinks he’ll ‘be successful’ on Mideast peace

 

Mediterranean gas pipeline could be built by 2025

 

Israeli forces demolish residential structures west of Salfit, displacing Palestinian family

 

Israeli intelligence believes Assad behind chemical attack  (Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad)

 

Jibril Rajoub receives lawsuit from US Arab family in New York

 

Israelis who raised $550,000 for Syrian kids urge government to step up

 

How the U.S. can prepare for the coming Gaza war

 

LEBANON

 

Editor-In-Chief Of Lebanese Daily Close To Hizbullah And Assad Regime: President Trump Offered To Call Assad And Examine Collaboration Against ISIS

 

Editor Of Lebanese Daily Close To Hizbullah And Assad Regime 'Al-Akhbar,' Ibrahim Al-Amin, Challenges U.S. Congresswoman Gabbard To Televised Debate On Whether She Relayed Messages From Trump To Assad

 

Lebanese Columnist Warns: Any Hizbullah Aggression Against Israel Will Be Disastrous For Lebanon More Than Anyone Else

 

MALAYSIA

 

Malaysia: Muslim MP and former Sharia court judge says 9-year-olds can marry and rapists can marry victims

 

MARRIAGE

 

How Conservatives (and Liberals) Killed Marriage

 

MEDIA 

 

CNN’s John King rips Susan Rice for her obvious lie - basically indicts his own network in the proce

 

Six in 10 in US See Partisan Bias in News Media

 

Susan Rice Spied on Trump — And CNN Doesn't Care  (Former National Security Adviser Susan Rice)

 

Bombshell: 'More Than 175' Ask To Join Racial Discrimination Suit Against CNN

 

MSNBC Panel: GOP Criticizing Rice 'Maybe Because She's A Black Woman'

 

Who's Behind The Campaign To Defund Bill O'Reilly?

 

Fox News faces new lawsuits

 

CNN MELTDOWN! Chris Cuomo on Rice-gate: ‘Another Fake Scandal Being Peddled by Right-Wing Media (Video)

 

CNN Fake News: Obama Lackey Jim Sciutto on Rice-gate: ‘Ginned Up’ by Trump Admin (Video)

 

Washington Post: Rice must explain previous denial  (Former National Security Adviser Susan Rice)

 

Pressure mounts on Bill O'Reilly as 22 companies now pull ads from his Fox News show amid sexual harassment allegations as National Organization for Women calls for him to be fired

 

Fake-news giants claim Susan Rice spy scandal is 'fake'

 

The Pirate Flag Still Flies at Fox News

 

'I covered your sexual harassment allegations. Did you?' Don Lemon calls out Bill O'Reilly on Twitter in furious feud

 

Advertisers flee Bill O’Reilly’s Fox News show amid sexual-harassment claims

 

Donald Trump planned to give Fox News exclusive broadcasting rights to the Inauguration but backed down when CNN boss Jeff Zucker called him and said the idea was 'crazy' 

 

How Is Fox News Like the Eagles?

 

MEDICAID

 

Kansas Almost Voted to Expand Medicaid. What Other States Should Learn From This Near-Mistake.

 

MEXICO

 

Mexico's Top Diplomat Heads to Washington for Meetings

 

MIDDLE EAST

 

Yemeni forces prepare to retake Hudaydah port from Houthis

 

Boss lets maid fall 7 stories, films the whole thing (Kuwait)

 

MILITARY

 

Trump picks Christian pro-life conservative to replace homosexual as Army Secretary

 

Ailing US Military Needs More Than a Continuing Resolution

 

The Future of the U.S. Nuclear Deterrent

 

F-16 Jet Crashes Near Joint Base Andrews

 

Fighter jet crashes outside Joint Base Andrews

 

US bird flu outbreak halts fresh poultry shipments to South Korea commissaries

 

Trump has thrown his support behind Navy fighter jets that are making pilots sick: President wants the Pentagon to invest in F18s that can cut off air supply to the cockpit

 

Lawmakers, advocates: Veterans Crisis Line is better, but not fixed

 

 

MYANMAR

 

A Chinese war in Myanmar

 

NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR THE ARTS (NEA)

 

Stanley McChrystal: Save PBS. It Makes Us Safer

 

NATIONAL SECURITY COUNCIL

 

In Reversal, Trump Banishes Bannon from National Security Council

 

Bannon out, Rick Perry in as Trump reshuffles National Security Council

 

Bannon Releases Statement After Removal from National Security Council – Blames Susan Rice

 

Report: Bannon’s Removal a Whipped-Up Controversy by Mainstream Media

Steve Bannon removed from National Security Council

 

NEW ZEALAND

 

Cyclone Debbie wreaks havoc in New Zealand

 

PAKISTAN

 

Suicide Bomber Kills Six People in Pakistan 

 

Deadly bomb blast targets census team in Lahore

 

Pakistan,Afghan armies spoke over hotline

 

Pakistan would not go against Iran interests: Pak Foreign Secretary

 

PHILANTHROPY

 

Omidyar network gives $100 million to boost journalism and fight hate speech  (The philanthropy built by eBay's founder said it is responding to “urgent need” around the world to prevent dangerous trends from becoming the norm.)

 

POLITICAL CORRECTNESS

 

Four deadly PC myths of opioid addiction

 

PRISONS

 

2 'dangerous' inmates escape correctional center

 

Rikers guard says he was fired over love-triangle with superior

 

Arizona’s infamous open-air prison is shutting down

 

Female mastermind, 68, behind twisted plot to rob bank by attaching bomb to neck of pizza delivery boy and blowing him up dies in jail - seven years into her life sentence

 

RACISM

 

Black Woman Allegedly Shouts Racial Epithets, Attacks White Couple, Hammers Their Car And Boat, Claws Man's Bloody Face

 

RUSSIA

 

The St. Petersburg Bombing: Why It Won't Bring America and Russia Together

 

Accustomed to Terror: the Attack on St. Petersburg Will Hardly Mobilize Russia

 

Russian Hackety, Hackety, Hack

 

Jehovah's Witnesses Not Victims of Repression, Says Russia's Supreme Court

 

Tillerson to meet Lavrov in Moscow next week (US Secretary of State Rex W Tillerson/ Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov)

 

Russian PM Medvedev Sees Approval Ratings Decline Amid Corruption Claims

 

Russia defends Syria against 'chemical attack' outcry

 

Alexei Navalny Shakes Up a Slumbering Russia

 

US, Russia Have Opportunities for Expanding Space Cooperation Despite Tensions

 

Russia alone in backing Syria

 

'No defense' against multiple Russian missiles: US general

 

Putin: Subway bombing shows terrorism threat isn’t subsiding    (Russian President Vladimir V Putin)

 

Security implications follow Russia subway attack

 

Russia says deadly Syrian airstrike targeted chemical weapons factory

 

Migrants Warned To Lie Low In St. Petersburg, As Activists Fear Police Clampdown

 

Russian Subway Driver Praised For Steel Nerves In Deadly St. Petersburg Blast

 

Suspected St. Petersburg Bomber's Home Searched  

 

Former Trump adviser admits to 2013 communication with Russian spy

 

Russia Moves to Ban Jehovah’s Witnesses as ‘Extremist’

 

SCIENCE

 

Peculiar X-ray burst has astronomers stumped

 

SENATE

 

Kaine: Trump’s Decision to ‘Cozy Up to Russia’ Means He Won’t Call a ‘War Crime Exactly What It Is’  (US Senator of Virginia Timothy Kaine (D)

 

John McCain Tells DHS Secretary to 'Think Through' His Travel Order Next Time  (US Senator of Arizona John McCain (R)

 

Senator holds 15-hour speech to slam Sup. Ct. pick

 

'The Real Question We Need To AskK' -- Rand Paul BLOWS THE DOORS OFF The Susan Rice Scandal (US Senator of Kentucky Rand Paul (R)

 

McConnell says he has votes to thwart Gorsuch filibuster (Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Kentucky)

 

Mitch McConnell: GOP evening the score by using 'nuclear option' for Gorsuch (Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Kentucky)

 

What? Expect Democratic Senators to Act Like Adults?

 

Senate plunges toward historic, bitter showdown over Supreme Court nominee

 

Senate Dem Admits He Won't Confirm Any Trump Supreme Court Nominee

 

The Supreme Court as Partisan Tool

 

SOCIAL MEDIA

 

'She ended police brutality with a can of soda': Twitter blasts Kendall Jenner's new Pepsi ad for 'mocking' Black Lives Matter

 

SOCIAL JUSTICE

 

Whites Banned From 'Black Lives Matter' Event in Philadelphia

 

SOUTH AMERICA

 

Brazil’s New Problem With Blackness

 

Coffins in Colombia a heartbreaking scene in wake of landslide

 

 

SOUTH KOREA 

 

North Korean Missile Test May Be Aimed at THAAD

 

Park Faces More Questions from Prosecutors  (Former President Park Geun-hye)

 

Park supporters launch new Saenuri Party

 

Hyundai's China Sales Plummet Amid THAAD Boycott

 

[Exclusive] Hyundai Motor solely developing EV batteries

 

U.S., Chinese Investment in Korea Plummets

 

Activist sues Korean, Chinese authorities over air pollution

 

Korea exports healthcare services to 20 countries

 

 

SPORTS

 

Fan reveals how he helped crack case of Tom Brady’s stolen jerseys

 

ESPN replaces Sage Steele on 'NBA Countdown' amid network's decision to limit on-air talent's political commentary

 

Russell Westbrook ties NBA triple-double record

 

Tom Brady insists on living on 12th  floor of new luxury building

 

Amazon wins bid to stream Thursday NFL games

 

NHL Scoreboard

 

MLB Scoreboard

 

NBA Scoreboard

  

STATES

 

 Huge funnel cloud spotted in Granby, Missouri

 

Suspected tornado leaves path of destruction in small Missouri town

 

17-year-old recovers from Florida shark attack

 

2 dead after being hit by train in West Virginia

 

Man pulls off NYC subway rescue

 

New York's newest ugly budget

 

SUPREME COURT 

 

Left Accuses Gorsuch of Plagiarism (Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch)

 

SYRIA

 

Spokesman For Iran-Backed Iraqi Shi'ite Militia In Syria: 'We Have Established The Golan Liberation Army'

 

Time to end Assad’s WMD (Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad)

 

A father bids farewell to twin toddlers after Syria attack

 

Syria's children die. The West tut-tuts and moves on. This is now normal

 

Syria opposition says soft US attitude encouraging Assad

 

Report: Soros-Linked Group Behind Chemical Attack in Syria

 

If Syrians Want To Stop Assad’s Chemical Weapons, They Must Do It Themselves 

 

Condemnation will not stop Assad’s chemical war

 

Death toll in Syrian chemical attack rises to 72

 

Day after toxic gas attack, warplanes launch fresh strikes on Idlib area

 

‘We poured water on them, what were we supposed to do?’

 

Deadly chemical attack shows US can’t trust Assad — or Putin (Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad/Russian President Vladimir V Putin)

 

Worst Chemical Attack in Years in Syria; U.S. Blames Assad

 

A New Level of Depravity, Even for Bashar al-Assad

 

Survivors Recount ‘Cruel Scene’

 

TAIWAN

 

Trump, Xi and Taiwan (Communist Chinese dictator Xi Jinping)

 

Official PMI reaches highest figure

 

Taiwan would welcome F-35 jet sales: ministry

 

Submarine upgrade program to benefit shipbuilding

 

Number of flu cases increasing, despite vaccines

 

TERRORISM

 

Trump's Ill Thought-Out Battle Against Islamic State

 

How Washington's Hawkishness Made America a Terror Target

 

Video: Chomsky Repeats Assertion That Trump Could Stage Terror Attack

 

Wife of Pulse nightclub gunman to return to Florida

 

Isis gives its verdict on Donald Trump’s presidency

 

TRADE

 

The States With the Most to Win and Lose From Trade With China

 

US trade deficit drops sharply in February

 

TURKEY

 

Erdoğan's Cleric Calls For Turkish Nuclear Weapons (Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan)

 

Erdogan: 'Hey murderer Assad, how are you going to escape from their curse?'  (Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad)

 

Three patients treated in Turkey after suspected gas attack in Syria’s Idlib died: Deputy PM Kaynak

 

 Reveal files of ‘controlled coup’: President Erdoğan to main opposition leader

 

Turkey won’t break with West, says Turkish deputy PM

 

Gold imports surge as Turks heed Erdoğan’s call and vote looms

 

Turkey gave Germany new dossier on suspected terrorists, sources say

 

Turkey hopes Russia won’t veto UN bid on Syrian gas attack

 

UNIONS

 

Trump Woos Unions That Backed Clinton With Infrastructure, Trade Policy

 

 

UNITED KINGDOM (BRITAIN)

 

FTSE 100 ends higher, getting a lift from miners, oil giants

 

Experts Believe Exit from Brexit Would Be Legally Possible

 

U.K. new car registrations reach all-time high

 

Britain’s May pitches London exchange to Saudis for massive Aramco IPO (British Prime Minister Theresa May)

 

The first Brexit: Britain's geological split from Europe

 

 National Trust and Cadbury face boycott as outcry spreads over 'ridiculous' Easter egg row

 

Pressure mounts on Scottish Government over Amazon handouts

 

Jeremy Corbyn faces mutiny within Labour as Ken Livingstone escapes expulsion over Hitler comments

 

Nicola Sturgeon tells US that Scots are ready for indyref2   (Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon)

 

Marmite may boost brain and even help stave off dementia 

 

Bizarre smuggling attempts that went wrong, in pictures

 

Briton jailed for three decades in US gets chance to prove innocence

 

UNITED NATIONS

 

Syria victims show signs of exposure to ‘nerve agents’ — UN

 

UN LGBT Czar on Indoctrinating Children: "The Younger the Better"

 

UN to hold emergency meeting after suspected chemical attack in Syria

 

UN: 40-50 years needed to clear unexploded mines in Iraq and Syria

 

Mr. Trump's – and Ambassador Haley's – Opportunity (US United Nations Ambassador Nikki Haley)

 

US, France and Britain propose UN resolution on Syria chemical attack

 

UNITED STATES

 

2 year old defends choice of black doll to cashier

 

WHITE HOUSE

 

Daily Presidential Tracking Poll

 

Why Susan Rice’s Role In The Obama Spying Story Is A Big Deal (Former National Security Adviser Susan Rice)

 

Why Republicans Need to Rally around Trump

 

The Susan Rice -- Clinton Connection: Democrat Claims On Trump Spying Don’t Add Up

 

Truth of Susan Rice Unmasking Trump Transition Team Scandal is in the Timeline

 

President Trump: Time To Designate The Muslim Brotherhood As A Terrorist Organization

 

Pence's Obamacare diplomacy fails to yield deal   (Vice-President Mike Pence)

 

Trump: Syria chemical weapons attack ‘crossed many many lines’

 

Susan Rice's alleged unmasking requests not so routine, ex-officials say

 

Trump's son opens up about nepotism in new interview

 

Replay: Identical Tactics used Against Dr. Martin Luther King and Donald Trump

 

Trump Will Send ‘Clear Signal’ to Xi Jinping That U.S. Expects Action on North Korean Threat  (Communist Chinese dictator Xi Jinping)

 

Susan Rice's Unraveling Web of Lies

 

Obamagate’s Truth Is Stranger Than Orwell’s Fiction (The media’s ministry of “truth” strains to sanitize spying on Trump.)

 

Did Susan Rice Commit A Crime? It's Starting To Look That Way 

 

Trump's 34% Approval In IBD/TIPP Poll Is Nothing To Cheer, Or Ignore

 

Dennis Prager: It's Time For Conservatives To Celebrate This President

 

Susan Rice has long history of lying to cover for Obama

 

Trump decries ‘reprehensible’ deadly chemical attack in Syria, blames Obama administration

 

Rory McIlroy has second thoughts on Trump round

 

Susan Rice tacitly admits lying about unmasking

 

White House denounces Syrian gas attack, blames Obama’s weak policy

 

Rice denies leaking names of Trump officials from intelligence reports

 

Who is that masked man in the White House?

 

Lawmakers: Trump administration 'empowered' Syria

 

Susan Rice's track record damages her credibility

 

‘It went off the rails almost immediately’: How Trump’s messy transition led to a chaotic presidency

 

Trump's limited options for answering Assad's latest atrocity (Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad)

 

White House shoots down carbon and value-added taxes

 

In Trump’s world, is it okay to use chemical weapons? Now we will find out.

 

Susan Rice Admits "Unmasking" Some Wiretapped Americans

 

They Were Listening to Your People, Donald (Good news for defenses lawyers.)

 

Trump's authoritarian vision

 

Trump says he has the ‘best words.’ Merriam-Webster disagrees.

 

Chinese leader will NOT golf with Trump at Mar-a-Lago says White House as it says visit will feature meals and 'informal' interactions

 

Trump’s Gifts to China

 

Trump’s shell game on Russia makes everything look suspicious

 

Carl Bernstein: Trump's war on the press reminds me of Watergate

 

Trump's statement on Assad's atrocities is beneath the office of the president

 

Trump’s Focus Stays on U.S. Interests

 

Sen. Luther Strange: White House 'is learning from' AHCA's initial failure, more engaged with Senate

 

 

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