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Friday, April 21, 2017

 

CELEBRATING 240  YEARS OF LIBERTY AND FREEDOM

 

 

In Today’s Issue: 

 

ABORTION

 

Black Abortionist Calls Pro-Life People Racist Because We’re Upset Black Babies Are Aborted

 

DNC rally with anti-abortion candidate fuels backlash

 

Abortion Activists Block Attempt to Record Ambulance at Planned Parenthood After Botched Abortion

 

No joke: Portland comics charge $ for abortion yuk-fest

 

Pro-life mom refuses cancer treatment so her son could live

 

Abortion Dr. Willie Parker Claims Pro-Lifers Are Really Trying to Prevent Abortion of Black Babies Because They Want More White Babies?

 

California considering law forcing universities to commit abortions on campus

 

Attorney General “Aggressively” Investigating Late-Term Abortion Clinic That Sold Aborted Baby Parts

 

Cable News Has A Representation Problem When Talking About Abortion

 

To Win Again, Must Democrats Stop Being the Abortion Party?

 

Bernie Sanders Defends Campaigning For Anti-Abortion Rights Democrat (US Senator of Vermont Bernie Sanders (I-Socialist)

 

Abortion Activists Block Attempt to Record Ambulance at Planned Parenthood After Botched Abortion

 

Attorney General “Aggressively” Investigating Late-Term Abortion Clinic That Sold Aborted Baby Parts

 

To Win Again, Must Democrats Stop Being the Abortion Party?

 

Pro-Abortion Pennsylvania Gov Tom Wolf: “What Would We Do Without Planned Parenthood?”

 

New Study Finds Unborn Babies Feel Pain in the First Trimester

 

Black Abortionist Calls Pro-Life People Racist Because We’re Upset Black Babies Are Aborted

 

Prevention, not restriction will reduce abortion in Iowa

 

Breaking: Iowa lawmakers pass bill defunding Planned Parenthood

 

Trudeau demands end to funding pro-life summer internships  (Canadian Prime Minister Prime Minister Justin Trudeau)

 

Rauner has his finger to the political winds on abortion  (Governor of Illinois Bruce Rauner (R)

 

World Health Organization: Abortion is ‘family planning’

 

Government Official Demands Nuns Allow Abortion Clinic at New Maternity Hospital on Their Land (Ireland)

 

AFGHANISTAN

 

Report: Hundreds of Millions Being Wasted in Afghanistan Fraud

 

Afghan official: Army compound attacked by gunmen

 

 

AFRICA

 

Muslim Extremists Destroy Pastor’s Farm, Church Building in Eastern Uganda

 

Outrage after painting shows Mandela, S. African leader in apparent sex act

 

Bus crash 'kills 19 children' in S Africa

 

US Rejects Italy's Request to Help Stabilize Libya

 

Niger declares hepatitis E epidemic in Diffa region

 

AIRLINES

 

How to Improve Airline Travel: Cut Out Washington Meddling

 

AMERICAN CIVIL LIBERTIES UNION (ACLU)

 

US parents win right to name baby Allah

 

ANTI-SEMITISM

 

Austrian Anti-Semitic Incidents Rising

 

French Jews Fear Rise of Anti-Semitic Communist Melenchon

 

ARCTIC

 

Ocean 'conveyor belt' brings billions of plastic particles into Arctic waters

 

ASIA

 

Russia and China Can't Afford Rogue Nuke Neighbors

 
AUSTRALIA

 

Heavyweights and DUET drive ASX higher

 

Questions on Child Marriage, Genital Mutilation, Wife-Beating Included in New Australian Citizenship Test

 

Pence aims to reassure Australia after tense Trump call (Vice-President Mike Pence)

 

No hidden talents in Australia - we need 457 visas to run the country

 

The uncomfortable truth about Australian 'diversity'

 

Australian court dismisses Chevron appeal in landmark tax case

 

AUTO INDUSTRY

 

Volkswagen to pay $2.8B in US emission scandal

 

BALKANS

 

Judicial Watch: Soros Using U.S. Funds to Help Overthrow Macedonian Government

 

BORDER SECURITY

 

Border Security Is National Security

 

CANADA

 

TSX ends lower as banks weigh, energy shrugs off oil fall

 

Trudeau wise to hold fire over Trump’s trade tirade: Hébert  (Canadian Prime Minister Prime Minister Justin Trudeau)

 

‘It’s not a surprise’: Morneau downplays Trump’s sudden trade attack on Canada

 

Giant breakaway iceberg towers over Newfoundland town

 

Hundreds of Syrian refugees apply to fix Westernized versions of their Arabic names

 

Feds applaud plan to cool Toronto housing market, but won’t make it national policy

 

Vancouver’s presale condo market reaches fever pitch

 

Ontario's Liberals set course for oblivion. Have they learned nothing from Hillary?

 

Massive iceberg stops Canada tourists in their tracks

 

‘I’ll just watch you because I know you like that’: That regrettable moment in the B.C. leaders debate

 

Asylum seekers paid up to $2K US each to be smuggled into Canada, border agents allege

 

Price of new detached GTA house soars 67% to $1.78 million — that’s a gain of $716,711 in just one year

 

Trump: Dairy trade dispute with Canada a ‘disgrace’ caused by NAFTA

 

Former Harper cabinet minister Vic Toews found guilty of conflict-of-interest violations

 

York police arrest 104 after officers pose as child sex workers

 

Ontario police arrest more than 100 men in child prostitution case

 

CAPITOL HILL

 

The next big protest in Washington is this weekend’s March for Science. And there are more to follow.

 

CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL AND PREVENTION (CDC)

 

Germ in raw milk, poultry now tops food poisoning list

 

 

CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY (CIA)

 

CIA’s Brennan Conspired with Foreign Spies  (Former Director of the Central Intelligence Agency nominee John Brennan)

 

 

CHARITIES

 

Charity keeps America free

 

COMEDY

  

Daily Show Host Suggest That Trump Is On Drugs

 

COMMUNIST CHINA 

 

Deciphering Trump’s Optimism for China’s Xi Jinping  (Communist Chinese dictator Xi Jinping)

 

Why outsourcing the N. Korean crisis to China failed under W. Bush and will fail today as well

 

Interpol Is Helping Enforce China’s Political Purges (Beijing is happy to take advantage of an international red notice system that is notoriously easy to abuse — and is now overseen by a former Chinese official.)

 

Close Relations Around Asia Help China Repel Maritime Criticism

 

IMF's Chinese takeaways: GDP, inflation up but risks remain

 

US official: With eye on North Korea, China puts bombers on 'high alert'

 

Call for China to Cut Back on Steel Is Likely to Be Defied

 

COMMUNIST CUBA

 

Retired military officers want Trump to continue normalizing relations with Cuba

 

COMMUNIST NORTH KOREA

 

North Korea and the Chinese Regime’s ‘Deep State’

 

Will Donald Trump Start the Second Korean War?

 

Why the North Korea Problem Is Far Worse Than You Think

 

UN report unpicks how North Korea sources missile technology

 

Analysis: Unraveling the personality cult of Kim Jong-Un  (Communist North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un)

 

North Korea: 'Super-mighty pre-emptive strike' will reduce US to ashes

 

With North Korea, we do have cards to play

 

North Korea becomes a nuclear flashpoint

 

New images show North Koreans playing volleyball at nuclear testing location

 

North Korea nukes SF in birthday party video

 

CONGRESS

 

Congress Should Exert Influence by Authorizing Military Force Against ISIS

 

Republicans Talk: Keeping Health Care Promises

 

This Do-Nothing Congress Is A Travesty

 

CONSTITUTION

 

Howard Dean Thinks ‘Hate Speech Is Not Protected By the First Amendment.’ It Is, Though.

 

COURTS

 

Rape case lawyer: Women good at lying because they're "weaker sex"

 

Fresno gunman enters court shouting

 

Opioid lawsuit targets Wal-mart, CVS, Walgreens and more

 

Court again finds intentional voter discrimination in Texas

 

Man who ran Silicon Valley hub for Al Qaeda terror operatives has U.S. citizenship revoked 

 

A drug lab chemist is to blame for the largest dismissal of convictions in U.S. history

 

Family LOSES lawsuit against Petco after their ten-year-old son died when he was bitten by a rat bought from the store

 

CRIME IN AMERICA

Two more doctors charged in female genital mutilation case

 

Dog, bearded dragon among 24 dead animals found in soldier's home

 

17 Alleged Mexican Cartel Operatives Charged — in Colorado

 

3 Seattle officers shot; 1 suspect dead, 2 in custody

 

Video shows pit bulls attacking man, dog on Catalina Island

 

2 Seattle officers shot while responding to robbery

 

Soccer coach fathered baby with teen he paid for sex: cops

 

When crimes are committed by children

 

Students arrested for Snapchat threats against school on Columbine anniversary

 

Teen charged in ‘Russian roulette’ shooting death of friend

 

Former teacher accused of kidnapping ‘troubled’ teenager captured at a remote California cabin

 

Man confesses on live TV to being the ‘Spokane Spanker’

 

Mysterious death of New York judge was initially called a suicide. Now, police think it's suspicious

 

The Fresno Shooting is What Happened When All Lives Don't Matter

 

DEATH-PENALTY

 

Convicted murderer put to death in Arkansas; first execution since 2005

 

Arkansas’s Legal Saga Shows Death Penalty’s Problems

 

The ignoble history of the 3-drug death penalty cocktail

 

DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL COMMITTEE (DNC)

 

DNC Deputy Chairman: Obama wasn’t a good party leader - responsible for Dem losses

 

Tom Perez: Existentialism in America  (Democratic National Committee Chairman Tom Perez)

 

DEMOCRATS (MARXISTS)

 

Obama’s First Public Appearance Since Leaving White House Scheduled for Monday

 

Why Democrats Always “Win” (Whether They Know It or Not)

 

Our elections are being hacked – by Democrats

 

Clinton knocks Trump on LGBT rights: ‘Let's remember 2018’

 

The big, amazing list of people Obama spied on

 

Old-school journalists ‘pissed’ about Gayle King’s vacation with the Obamas

 

Chelsea’s ‘Celebrity Mansion’ Hits Market for $19.75 Million

 

De Blasio’s bails on promised ‘lots of evidence’ he didn’t sell favors (Mayor of New York City Bill de Blasio)

 

Hillary camp scrambling to find out who leaked embarrassing info

 

How landlord de Blasio games the tax code

 

Clintonland's response to tell-all book accidentally proves book's entire point

 

DEPARTMENT HOMELAND SECURITY

 

Secy Kelly: Flow of Illegals from Central America ‘Has Dropped Off 70%’  (Department of Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly)

 

 

Deportation overload: Probe says DHS can’t keep up, leaves risky illegals out on the streets

 

DHS Secretary Kelly says Dreamer lost status because of ‘lllegal actions’

 

DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

 

DOJ puts nine sanctuary cities on notice; New York, Chicago, Philadelphia make name-and-shame list

 

DOJ official leading Trump-Russia probe to step down

 

DOJ to judge: Trump is no lawyer, ignore his ‘Muslim ban’ comments

 

Justice Dept. debating charges against WikiLeaks members in revelations of diplomatic, CIA materials

 

Jeff Sessions doesn’t think a judge in Hawaii — a.k.a. ‘an island in the Pacific’ — should overrule Trump (US Attorney General Jeff Sessions)

 

Justice Department close to criminal charges against WikiLeaks, Julian Assange

 

Hawaiian senators school Sessions on their state

 

Jeff Sessions cites 'incredible progress' on immigration at the border

 

 

DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

 

Labor Dept: Number of People Collecting Unemployment Hits 17-Year Low

 

ECONOMY

 

Wall Street dips before French election, but up for week

 

Stock market closes lower, but trims losses as Trump pledges tax-cut plan next week

 

U.S. Stocks Fall, Bonds Mixed Before French Vote: Markets Wrap

 

S&P 500 edges lower ahead of French election

 

How the Trump stock market ranks as he nears his 100th  day in office

 

Asian Stocks Gain on Kuroda, U.S. Tax Reform Hopes: Markets Wrap

 

Asian stocks climb, euro surrenders gains as French election jitters return

 

Nobody Works in One in Five U.S. Families

 

Gold prices erase their loss for the week

 

Legendary investor Prechter awaits a ‘depression-type’ shock in the U.S.

 

EDUCATION

 

Southern schools: Let us eat grits!

 

Campuses Turn Against Free Speech, Open the Door to Thuggery

 

UC Berkeley flip-flops on Ann Coulter, proposes May date

 

Education Is A Market Whether Liberals Like It Or Not

 

Today’s Posh Victorian Fainting Couches Are Reserved For College Students

 

Sorry, College Kids, There’s No Such Thing As Hate Speech

 

Baylor's first woman pres. guided by faith commitment

 

US High School Students’ Entrepreneurial Ambition at…

 

A Stunning School Sex Scandal the Media Refuse to Notice

 

Phonics Works: Sounding out Words Is Best Way to Teach Reading, Study Suggests

 

Why I Am Marching  (Andrew Hamilton, president of New York University and an organic chemist, writes of the urgency and importance of tomorrow’s March for Science.)

 

How Berkeley became a hotbed of violence in the Trump era

 

Worse Than Racists  (Leftist embrace segregation and racist stereotypes in the name of "progress.")

 

Howard Dean: Ann Coulter's 'hate speech is not protected by the first amendment'

 

Enrollment Declines, Transfer Barriers: Community College Presidents’ Survey  (Inside Higher Ed’s annual Survey of Community College Presidents finds institutional leaders dealing with declining enrollments and concerns over the future of their profession.)

 

LGBT-promoting teacher bans cross necklaces in class

 

Aftermath of a Professor's Suicide  (A death this week leads to renewed discussions about academics and mental health.)

 

If US campuses can’t protect free speech, they need new management

 

Free Speech, Safety and the Constitution  (Officials at Auburn and Berkeley tried to stop two controversial speakers on campus but ended up reversing their decisions amid First Amendment concerns. Experts say it's difficult for public institutions to meet legal tests and keep speakers from campus.)

 

Ann Coulter rejects Berkeley reschedule offer

 

President of Buena Park School District arrested on suspicion of trafficking in child pornography  (California)

 

Wellesley students advocate hostility on campuses to silence conservative ‘hate speech’

 

Berkeley, known as a bastion of free speech and now a political battleground, reverses decision to cancel Ann Coulter appearance

 

EGYPT

 

Muslims Kidnap 16-Year-Old Egyptian Christian Teen, Slit His Throat And Leave Him To Die In A Pool Of His Own Blood

 

Egyptian American imprisoned in Egypt for 3 years lands in U.S. after Trump intervention

 

Millions of Muslims All Throughout Egypt Are In Shock As Coptic Christians Publicly Forgive Their Muslim Tormentors

 

ENERGY

 

Oil ends below $50 a barrel as U.S. rig count continues to climb

 

Energy Prices

 

Exxon probe is unconstitutional, Republican prosecutors say

 

How does a 50 percent drop in gasoline prices sound?

 

Exxon denied Russian sanctions waiver

 

 

ENVIRONMENT

 

Americans Say They Don't Need Earth Day to Go Green

 

EUROPE

 

ISIS Strategy Seeks to Create Wedges in Europe

 

 

EUROPEAN UNION

 

French stocks end lower after Paris attack fuels election uncertainty

 

Netherlands: Knife-wielding Muslim screaming “Allahu akbar” refuses to drop weapon, shot by police

 

EU hopeful UK vote will smooth Brexit path

 

Boeing pulls out of 'unfair' Belgian F-16 fighter replacement bid

 

Euro edges lower as French election worries intensify

 

You're excused Court overturns Austrian's conviction for belching near police of

 

Hungarian prime minister’s onerous rule threatens to shut down Soros university

 

FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION (FBI) 

 

Senate leader investigating possible FBI deception about jihad attack at Garland, Texas free speech event

 

Did The FBI Use Garbage Opposition Research To Spy On An American?

 

 

 

FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION (FCC)

 

FCC clears way for big TV mergers, eases broadband price limits

 

FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION (FTC)

  

How an overreaching FTC attacks the environment

 

 

FINANCIAL INDUSTRY

 

Wells Fargo expands settlement to include more customer accounts

 

FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION (FDA)

 

FDA further restricts pain medication use in kids

 

FOREIGN POLICY

 

Trump Has a Foreign Policy Strategy

 

Obama’s Chickens Coming Home to Roost  (Ticking time bombs from Syria to North Korea.)

 

FRANCE

 

French presidential favorite Macron: Jihad terrorism will be “part of our daily lives for the years to come”

 

Exclusive: American Eyewitness Account of Paris Terrorist Attack

 

After attack, France looks toward weekend presidential vote

 

Majority of French Armed Police Support Marine Le Pen

 

French Jewish leader: Our democracy is in ‘real danger’

 

Trump predicts Paris attack will affect French presidential election

 

‘Moderate’ Macron: Terrorism ‘Part of Our Daily Lives for Years to Come’

 

Far-Left Presidential Candidate Blames ‘Discrimination’ and ‘State’ for Islamist Paris Attack

 

Timeline: Three Years of Relentless Islamist Terror in France

 

Pro-IS note said to be found near Paris gunman

 

Police officer killed in Paris was defender of gay rights

 

Champs-Elysees killer described as unstable criminal who ‘hated police’

 

Marine Le Pen accused of 'exploiting' Champs-Elysées attack

 

Jewish Le Pen supporter blames ‘weak’ government for Paris attack

 

Extremists on Left and Right Push France to the Brink

 

What impact will Champs-Elysées terror shooting have on the French election?

 

How The Champs-Élysées Attack Affects The French Presidential Election

 

French economist who predicted Trump win is betting on Le Pen

 

Obama wades into French election before Sunday vote

 

Poll suggests Le Pen loses ground to Macron in French election race

 

Jihadist Guns Down Policeman, Wounds Two, in Paris

 

ISIS claims attack on French police that left 1 dead, 2 wounded

 

Karim Cheurfi identified as real name of shooter in Paris attack

 

Champs Elysées attack just latest to target soldiers and police in France

 

The French Disconnection

 

'Gunshots are being fired': BBC reporter in Paris captures the moment police mistake a loud noise for gunfire and spark panic

 

Death of a cop killer: The moment French police shoot dead ISIS terrorist who killed officer and wounded two others just days before election - as it's revealed he was released from prison EARLY for trying to kill cops

 

French Presidential candidate Fillon calls for election campaign to be suspended as candidates cancel events after Paris terror attack just days before France goes to the polls

 

Who will be the next French president: The six scenarios facing France

 

A Small French Town Infused With Us-vs.-Them Politics

 

City under siege: Latest attack in Paris would be the SIXTH terrorist strike on the French capital in three years

 

Champs Elysées terror shooting leaves shoppers, diners and tourists in shock

 

'People were crying and everyone was running around': Eyewitnesses tell of terror as three policemen were gunned down on the Champs-Elysees

 

Expert US expat tax help for Americans living in France

 

The sorry spectacle of the French presidential election

 

Freed to kill more police: Isis terrorist who shot dead policeman and wounded two others on the Champs-Elysees was jailed for 20 years for trying to kill officers - but released early 

 

'Terror' again! 'ISIS fighter' with AK-47 shoots cops in Paris

 

After Champs-Elysées Attack: Short Guide to French Election

 

GERMANY

 

German far-right party's Frauke Petry backs out of chancellor's race

 

Brussels and Berlin Shaken By Turkish Referendum

 

Tentative Stirrings of a Beijing-Berlin Axis

 

UK ambassador: we want to guarantee rights of Brits in Germany ASAP

 

Father raped 2yo daughter & broadcast attack online - German prosecutors

 

German-Russian Dual Citizen Arrested In Dortmund Soccer Bus Attack

 

Serbian Man Deported After Killing Turkish-German Woman In Altercation

 

GLOBAL WARMING

 

Pope Francis appears in ‘climate change’ movie featuring Obama, Clinton, Leonardo

 

GOOGLE

 

Google Donated $285K to Trump Inaugural

 

GOP

 

Florida senator resigns amid outcry over racist remarks

 

George HW Bush was hospitalized after Super Bowl  (Former President George HW Bush)

 

George W. Bush gives dad 'big morale boost' with hospital visit (Former President George W Bush)

 

GREECE

 

Refugee children being raped and forced into prostitution in Greece

 

 

HOLLYWOOD

 

Will 'The Promise' Spur International Community to Recognize the Armenian Genocide?

 

 

HOLOCAUST

 

Names of SS soldiers found on Dutch Holocaust monument

 

In Anne Frank’s childhood neighborhood, the buildings do not forget

 

Loneliness of Holocaust survivors

 

HOMOSEXUALITY

 

Former Trump adviser: Obama’s ‘aggressive LGBT agenda will be unhinged’ very soon

 

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

   

Ala. congressman fields tough questions during town-hall marathon

 

House investigators invite Sally Yates to testify on Russia

 

5 Nascent Political Trends Georgia’s House Race Highlights For The Nation

 

Chaffetz says ‘absolutely’ no scandal is forcing him out  (US Representative of Utah Jason Chaffetz (R)

 

House Republicans under pressure by Trump to deliver compromise bill for Obamacare repeal

 

The GOP’s latest health-care plan is comically bad

 

GOP super-PAC links Montana Dem to Pelosi  (House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-California)

 

Pelosi: Dems could win back House in 2018

 

IMMIGRATION

 

Over 90% pass citizenship test...


IMMIGRATION AND CUSTOMS ENFORCEMENT (ICE)

 

Trump wants to ramp up deportations, but ICE probably won’t be able to keep up

 

INDIA

 

India raises concerns with U.S. Commerce Secretary after Trump's H-1B executive order

 

China hits back, says it has ‘lawful right’ to standardise names in Arunachal

 

Indian Enters Select Club As Navy Successfully Test-Fires Land-Attack Brahmos Missile

 

15 killed, 16 injured as truck ploughs into crowd in Andhra’s Chittoor

 

Indian techies fret as Trump orders US visa review

 

PM Modi on economic reforms: ‘No lack of political will, perhaps there is extra’

 

INDONESIA

 

Pence Optimism About Islam And Indonesia Misplaced   (Vice-President Mike Pence)

 

Pence: US, Indonesia to Trim Trade Barriers 

 

Is Indonesia in Trump’s punitive trade sights?

 

 

IRAN

 

Out of 1,600 Iranian Presidential Hopefuls, 6 Deemed Eligible, Including Hardline Cleric

 

Iran lobby gets excited over nothing

 

Trump: Iran not ‘living up to spirit’ of nuclear deal

 

IRAQ

 

‘Smoking Equals Freedom’ to Iraqis Liberated From ISIS

 

ISLAM

 

Muslim Gaza Sisters Allowed Into Israel for Cancer Treatment Smuggled Explosives to Hamas

 

ISRAEL

 

Israeli-“Palestinian” Arab Conflict Briefing     (Friday, April 21, 2017)

 

Sermon At Dar Al-Hijra Islamic Center In Falls Church, VA: 'There Is A Difference Between Bani Israel... And Current Jewish Community'; 'We Are Dealing With Manipulation'; Muslims Must Understand That 'The Children Of Israel' Killed Prophets – They 'Take Pride' In Their 'Zealotry... Their History Is Like That'

 

Meeting Mattis, PM hails ‘welcome change’ of US leadership   (Secretary of Defense James Mattis/ Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu)

 

IDF Seizes Weapons, Seals Weapons Manufacturing Shop  (Israel Defense Forces)

 

Israel returns body of 17-year-old Palestinian, shot dead during stab attack

 

 Israel said to return body of Palestinian attacker to family

 

Fatah leader: Fatah and Hamas agree Israel has no right to exist

 

Don't cheat this time, Marwan Barghouti  (Convicted murderer and terrorist-“Palestinian” leader Marwan Barghouthi)

 

Palestinian Writer To Marwan Al-Barghouti: Hunger Strikes Achieve Nothing; What Palestinian People Are You Talking About?  (Convicted murderer and terrorist-“Palestinian” leader Marwan Barghouthi)

 

Three mortar shells from Syria land in northern Golan Heights

 

US charges teen arrested in Israel for JCC bomb threats

 

Palestinians, Israeli activist injured during marches in Kafr Qaddum, Bilin

 

Lebanese PM criticizes Hezbollah’s press tour on Israel border

 

Clashes erupt across West Bank as thousands protest in solidarity with hunger-striking prisoners

 

 Settlers attack left-wing activists with bats and stones in West Bank (Judea and Samaria) , footage shows

 

Border Closure Between Israel and Egypt Extended

 

Video: Israeli settlers attack activists in West Bank (Judea and Samaria)

 

Orthodox Lawmakers Prepare to Fight Supreme Court’s Sabbath Ruling

 

Israel cautiously optimistic as Abbas inches toward summit    (“Palestinian” Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas)

 

Is Hamas Moving Toward Moderation?

 

Netanyahu Welcomes Trump Admin’s Foreign Policy as ‘Great Change’ (Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu)

 

JAPAN

 

Japanese destroyers join US strike group amid tensions on Korean Peninsula

 

LOBBYISTS

 

K Street bouncing back under Trump

 

MALAYSIA

 

New analysis boosts theory on likely MH370 location

 

MARIJUANA

 

Risk of Psychosis from Cannabis Use Lower Than Originally Thought, Say Scientists 

 

Support for marijuana legalization at all-time high

 

D.C. pot activists arrested during free marijuana giveaway at 4/20 event on Capitol Hill

 

MEDIA 

 

Huffington Post Blogger Declares Trump Supporters Deserve to Die

 

How Trump blew up the conservative media

 

You Can’t Fire Bill O’Reilly

 

O'Reilly to get payout up to $25 million: Reports

 

Destroying Bill O'Reilly

 

Opinion: O'Reilly's golden payout is an outrage

 

O’Reilly, Ailes, and the Toxic Conservative-Celebrity Culture

 

Mark Levin wants FISA court to investigate leaks on Trump associates

 

Killing O’Reilly

 

O’Reilly Threatened Sponsor Reputation, if Not Fox’s Finances

 

The high price of Fox hunting

 

Fox’s conduct is even more contemptible than O’Reilly’s

 

Alex Jones admits to smoking marijuana in Texas where it's illegal but says he only did it to 'test its strength'

 

Media Do Their Best To Turn Trump's 100-Day 'Honeymoon' Into Hell

 

All 12 leer, stare, grunt and grab claims against O'Reilly

 

MICROSOFT

 

Bill Gates tells how he BANNED his kids from having mobile phones until they turned 14, loves McDonald's and wears a $10 Casio watch

 

MIDDLE EAST

 

America's Yemen Crisis Is Bigger than Just Yemen

 

Jobs at malls will only be for Saudis: Labor Ministry

 

The Road to Defeating the Islamic State Runs through Kurdistan

 

Time for the US to stop Qatar's support for terror

 

 

MILITARY

 

US scrambles planes in response to Russian bombers

 

Report: Mattis Tells Congress Trump's Pentagon Budget Won't Fully Rebuild Military   (Secretary of Defense James Mattis)

 

Tempting Middle East Mattis

 

US pilot ejects near Korean peninsula-bound carrier

 

More than 50 feared dead in Taliban attack on Afghan forces base – US military

 

U.S. defense secretary says Syria dispersed warplanes, retains chemical weapons  (Secretary of Defense James Mattis)

 

A Navy SEAL’s Message to Graduates

 

James Mattis defends use of “mother of all bombs” in Afghanistan   (Secretary of Defense James Mattis)

 

VA launches ‘new, unique’ tool to help prevent veteran suicides

 

2 Air Force Crosses awarded for heroism in Afghanistan

 

Pentagon chief: US committed to helping Egypt combat ISIS

 

Aviano stabbing suspect will stay in military custody pending charges

 

MINIMUM WAGE

 

 Minimum Wage Increases Make Restaurants More Likely to Fail

 

MUSIC INDUSTRY

 

Soul singer Cuba Gooding Sr., 72, found dead inside car in Woodland Hills

 

MYANMAR

 

Critical publisher stabbed to death in Myanmar

 

 

NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION (NASA)

 

Another UFO spotted near the International Space Station

 

NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION (NSF)

 

Taxpayer-Funded Duck Penis Researcher Now Studying Whale Penises

 

NUTRITION

Diet drinks TRIPLE your risk of stroke and dementia and are FAR more dangerous than drinks sweetened with sugar

 

PAKISTAN

 

Pakistan opposition vows protests to press PM to resign during investigation

 

SC ordered investigation against Nawaz Sharif and family  (Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif)

 

Top TTP leader Ehsanullah Ehsan turned himself to Pak Army: ISPR

 

The World Must Secure Pakistan’s Nuclear Weapons

 

Large number of undocumented refugees returned to Afghanistan from Pakistan

 

PHARMACEUTICAL INDUSTRY

 

How to Stop Drug Price Gouging

 

PHILIPPINES

 

Duterte dazzles in Gulf state jaunt  (President Rodrigo Duterte)

 

POLITICS

 

The Professional Class Strikes Back  (Column: Jon Ossoff, Donald Trump, Bernie Sanders, and the future of American politics.)

 

RELIGION IN AMERICA

 

Churches Oppose Repeal of the Johnson Amendment

 

 

REPUBLICAN NATIONAL COMMITTEE (RNC)

 

RNC Raises Record $41.5M in 2017

 

RUSSIA

 

Russia moves military gear to border as North Korea warns U.S. it could launch ‘super-mighty’ strike

 

Russia denies moving troops close to North Korea

 

4 times in 4 days: Russians fly off US coast

 

Western states block Russia’s initiatives to investigate Syria chemical attack

 

Russia’s State News Agency Drops Reuters Contract After Expose

 

Bragging Russia Uses News Agency to Glowingly Tout Military Might

 

Russian Investigators Formally Decide to Ignore Allegations Against PM Medvedev

 

'The Kremlin Blocks Every Alternative to Putin' (Russian President Vladimir V Putin)

 

Expert warns Russia’s ban on Jehovah’s Witnesses can spark backlash in EU

 

China sides with Russia on Syria and North Korea

 

Russian Interior Ministry strips St. Petersburg subway bomber of citizenship

 

Unknown gunman kills FSB officer & visitor in branch office of Russia's Far East

 

Kremlin: No Comment On Reported Military Movements Near North Korea 

 

Russia just effectively banned Jehovah’s Witnesses from the country

 

Russian MP enraged after son jailed in US

 

SAME-SEX UNIONS

 

Victory: Alabama adoption agencies will no longer be forced to give kids to same-sex couples

 

SCIENCE

 

Scientists to March on Washington  (Cautioning that the event is not an anti-Trump protest, supporters of the March for Science plan to take a more vocal role in advocating for support of research and inquiry.)

 

Marching for Science Internationally (Events advocating for science and research are scheduled around the world Saturday.)

 

 

SECRET SERVICE

 

The Secret Service pushes Americans even farther from the White House’s doors

 

Secret Service shuts down public sidewalk outside the White House

 

SELF-GOVERNMENT

 

Self-government could be an illusion

 

SENATE

 

Trial of Menendez's alleged co-conspirator nears conclusion (US Senator of New Jersey Robert Menendez (D)

 

Less Than 2% of Joe Manchin’s Campaign Donations Came From West Virginia   (US Senator of West Virginia Joe Manchin III (D)

 

Dirty Harry Reid’s Role in Obamagate (Former Senate Minority Leader Harry (Criminal) Reid (D-Nevada)

 

Suspended Alabama Supreme Court chief justice weighs bid for state’s U.S. Senate seat

 

Bernie Sanders slams billionaires, gets reminded he owns 3 houses  (US Senator of Vermont Bernard Sanders (I-Socialist)

 

SOCIAL MEDIA

 

The myth of the college dropout

 

We Need To Talk About The Dangers Of Facebook Live

 

SOUTH AMERICA

 

Argentina’s Long Path to Reform  (Argentine President Mauricio Macri remains committed to reform, but the honeymoon is over.)

 

SOUTH KOREA 

 

Acting President Warns of Imminent N.Korean Provocation

 

South Korea on heightened alert as isolated North readies for army celebration

 

Ex-president Park's trial to begin May 2

 

Top university professor accused of sexual harassment

 

US President, VP ignorant of Korea's sensibilities?

 

SPACE

 

Earth from a billion miles away: Cassini captures mind-blowing image (Photo)

 

Death by asteroid: Most likely ways for a space rock to kill you

 

SPORTS

 

10 standout items from the 2017 NFL schedule

 

Exclusive: Aaron Hernandez had been planning his suicide for WEEKS, gave away his belongings and soaped his cell floor before he left three notes and hanged himself

 

As NFL’s 2017 schedule is unveiled, here’s a look at the can’t-miss games

 

Exclusive: Heartbroken fiancée of Aaron Hernandez is seen with their four-year-old daughter for the first time since he committed suicide as she leaves her mother's Connecticut home

 

Olympic champ killed in crash after partying with Usain Bolt

 

Get ready for chaos when Rams and Chargers host games at same time

 

Road rage gunman who murdered NFL star Will Smith and wounded his wife gets 25 years in prison

 

Carmelo Anthony’s alleged pregnant mistress revealed

 

'If he killed himself, it's the only explanation': Aaron Hernandez's family claim brain damage from NFL career was factor in killer star's death 

 

Patriots now might owe Aaron Hernandez millions

 

NHL Scoreboard

 

MLB Scoreboard

 

NBA Scoreboard 

 

STATES

 

 

One State, Under Water  (California’s drought might never be over for farmers.)

 

Exclusive – ‘Separation of Church and State!’: Leftist Activists Disrupt Michigan Town Hall Opening Prayer

 

Bills Seek to Cut Detention by Reducing Bail Usage in California

 

California State Agency Effort to Nullify Pension Vote Is Eerily Totalitarian

 

Life Insurance for Terrorists? 'Yes' Says 1st Female Muslim Lawmaker  (Somali 'refugee' 1 of only 2 votes against ban in Minnesota House)

 

SUPREME COURT 

 

Gorsuch’s First Major Vote Breaks Tie to Allow Arkansas Execution

 

SCOTUS Says States Have No Right to Money Taken Based on Overturned Convictions

 

Seizing Private Property in the Trump Era

 

Supreme Court clears way for first execution since 2005

 

'Freedom of religion' collides with 'freedom from religion' on a Missouri playground

 

SYRIA

 

The Syrian President's Kids Are Reportedly Learning Russian

 

Why America Can't Win in Syria

 

US warns Syria over chemical weapons

 

US commandos 'kill IS plotter' in Syria

 

After 48-hour delay, Syria evacuees on the move again

 

TAIWAN

 

FDA finds high dioxin levels in eggs

 

Challenges Taiwan’s precision medicine industry faces

 

Cabinet approves draft bill easing regulations on foreign professionals

 

Machinery firms losing to China: Hiwin

 

Taiwan export orders grow 12.3 percent in March, beat official forecast

 

Taiwan airline pilots to face alcohol tests

 

Taiwan asks Beijing to help return fraud money

 

Number of students deferring graduation to climb to 48,000

 

What’s next after Apple Pay for Taiwan’s FinTech industry?

 

Taiwanese TV stations may face tsunami of bankruptcies this year

 

TAXATION

 

The Alternative to ‘Alternative Taxes’

 

Budget group: Business tax cut proposal could cost $5.5T

 

TECHNOLOGY

 

3D-printed prosthetic arm helps girl play the violin

 

TRADE

 

Will economic illiteracy trigger a trade war?

 

Trump Rails Against Trade Deals, From Steel to Milk

 

 

TRANSGENDER MOVEMENT

 

Report: Trans Jenner Plans Nude Photo Shoot

 

Celebrating Transgender Diversity Requires Solid Gender Roles

 

TREASURY DEPARTMENT

 

Mnuchin Says Obama-Era Tax Rules Will Get Reviewed Under Trump’s Order  (Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin)

 

 

TURKEY

 

Turkish defense minister comments on S-400 system deal with Russia

 

Making U.S.-Turkey Relations Great Again?

 

ISIS leader who planned Istanbul attack killed

 

Erdogan Leads His Country into the Abyss  (Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan)

 

Police foil car bomb plot in Turkey’s Suruç, assailant ‘neutralized’

 

Al-Qaeda suspect connected to 2003 HSBC bombing revealed as imam who sat national exam while on the run

 

Raqqa offensive will be delayed if cooperation with YPG continues: Turkish defense minister

 

Turkish economy remains resilient: Central Bank chief

 

Turkey has unhappiest students in new 72-country OECD survey

 

Five new metro lines to run in Istanbul

 

Five soldiers killed, 45 PKK militants ‘neutralized’ in ops in one week: Military

 

Putin, Erdoğan to meet in Sochi in May (Russian President Vladimir V Putin)

 

Istanbul prosecutor rules against trying Muslim televangelist who said ‘chess is more sinful than gambling’

 

Saudi forces start using Turkish-made encryption device

 

A pyrrhic victory for Erdogan?  (Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan)

 

Why Giuliani Secretly Met With Turkey’s Leader (Former Mayor of New York City Rudy Giuliani)

 

UNIONS

 

Labor group charges union busting by CAIR

 

 

UNITED KINGDOM (BRITAIN)

 

FTSE 100 edges down after weak retail sales, logs worst week in 5 months

 

Dublin Court Case Key to Question of Brexit Reversal

 

US F-35 jet fighters arrive in UK amid tension with Russia

 

Is Britain a soft touch for Islamist extremists?

 

Queen Elizabeth Celebrates her 91st Birthday Privately

 

UK weather: Snow and storms to strike Britain with low temperatures lasting for weeks 

 

Strengthening Britain’s Hand on Brexit

 

Energy Britain set for first coal-free day since Industrial Revolution

 

High heels workplace petition rejected

 

Britain’s election will look the same as ever. But everything will be completely different.

 

'Hopeless' How senior doctor described Shrewsbury and Telford NHS maternity unit's testing regime

 

NHS and medical devices regulator tried to limit scandal over vaginal mesh implants

 

No cut to UK aid spending - May   (British Prime Minister Theresa May)

 

Titanium Stresser Teenage hacker made £300,000 from selling malware, court hears  

 

Top marks Native German speakers get best German A-level grades

 

Man dressed as jockey breaches security on day Queen attends Newbury races

 

Almost untreatable superbug CPE poses serious threat to patients, doctors warn

 

UNITED NATIONS

 

Haley, in rotating presidency of the United Nations Security Council, is fighting hard to dissipate 'conventional wisdom'  (US United Nations Ambassador Nikki Haley)

 

UN Security Council threatens new sanctions on N.Korea

 

US Envoy to UN Takes Aim at Iran, Hezbollah   

 

UNITED STATES

 

‘Panic Button’ Application Among Several New Aids Offered to Mexicans in US

 

Fallen firefighter’s wife gives tearful kiss goodbye (New York City)

 

Worst neighbor ever caught on camera tossing dog in trash

 

Exclusive - Richard Simmons pictured for the first time in THREE YEARS: Reclusive fitness guru returns home under a BLANKET after being 'hospitalized for indigestion' 

 

VENEZUELA 

 

This May Be Venezuela’s Tiananmen Square Moment

 

Venezuela At least 12 people dead after night of looting and violence

 

In Socialist Venezuela, Some Protest, Others Starve

 

A lesson in Democracy from Venezuela

 

GM halts operations in Venezuela after factory is seized

 

Before Seizing GM, Venezuela Tried to Make a Car with Iran

 

How Trump can squeeze Venezuela's tyranny  

 

 

WHITE HOUSE

 

President Trump’s Weekly Address – April 21, 2017

 

Daily Presidential Tracking Poll

 

Trump says media won't give him credit for his accomplishments

 

100 Days of Trump: Will Democrats ride a wave in 2018 or more likely just wipeout?

 

Trump meets freed Egypt aid worker in Oval Office

 

Trump: Action on NAFTA in ‘Next Two Weeks’…

 

The White House Is Preparing For A Government Shutdown Next Week

Ivanka Trump explains why she's skipping book tour

 

Trump Targets Obama-Era Tax Regulations With Three New Executive Actions

 

Conway ‘confident’ there will be no government shutdown

 

White House demands disrupt shutdown negotiations

 

Here's What Trump Said He'd Get Done In His First 100 Days. Here's What He's Actually Done.

 

Trump’s ‘Buy American. Hire American’ Policy Is Dangerous Nonsense

 

Unmasking the Unmaskers (What former National Security Adviser Susan Rice did used to be unusual, but it was encouraged by years of expanding access to signals intelligence.)

 

Trump Makes Paperwork, Not Jobs, in ‘Economic Nationalism' Push

 

Donald Trump's first 100 days: The madder he gets, the more seriously the world takes him

 

Trump has 50% chance of being impeached, says man who picked election

 

Interest groups donated to Trump's inauguration

 

Steve Bannon and the Fourth Turning

 

Trump Adviser Seeks Political Deal To Settle Iran Sanctions Case


White House, Republican leadership downplay chances of quick healthcare deal

 

Trump Rails Against Trade Deals, From Steel to Milk

 

Trump’s critics are playing into his hand

 

Pursuing a Victory, White House Aims to Revive Health Bill

 

Trump raises stakes on government shutdown, demands border wall funds in spending bill

 

Trump sidesteps direct blame on China as he orders investigation of steel dumping

 

Misleading polls and fake news

 

L. Brent Bozell: Two Very Different Tax Days

 

Ted Nugent, Sarah Palin, Kid Rock visit White House for dinner with Trump

 

Ivanka is officially 'First Daughter' as White House reveals full plans for German trip where she will mourn Holocaust victims 

 

Larry Elder: The Shameless Sean Spicer Hitler Hypocrisy  (White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer)

 

Trump condos worth $250 million pose potential conflict

 

Report: Trump privately met with former Colombian presidents in Florida

 

 

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