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Monday, April 24, 2017

 

CELEBRATING 240  YEARS OF LIBERTY AND FREEDOM  

 

 

In Today’s Issue: 

 

ABORTION

 

Virginia Beach Planned Parenthood Abortion Clinic Hospitalizes Second Woman in a Month

 

“Pro-Life” Democrat Senator Joe Manchin Caught Holding “I Stand With Planned Parenthood” Sign (US Senator of West Virginia Joe Manchin III (D)

 

Top Dems: There's No Room for Pro-lifers in the Party

 

Democrat Party Chair: No Place for Pro-Life Democrats, Get in Line With Abortion of Get Out

 

Dick Durbin, Tom Perez To 24 Percent Of Dems Who Oppose Abortion: Get Out

 

The Best Photo of a U-Haul You’ll Ever See: Pulling Up to an Abortion Clinic That’s Closing

 

DNC: No Room for Pro-Life Dems in Democrat Party

 

Margaret Sanger: “We Do Not Want Word to Go Out That We Want to Exterminate the Negro Population”

 

Chelsea Handler and People Magazine Airbrush the Ugliness of Abortion

 

Abortions in Massachusetts Down Nearly 11 Percent Since 2010

 

Gov. Bruce Rauner (R-Illinois) caving to ultraconservatives on abortion

 

Bernie Sanders stands by anti-abortion mayoral candidate  (US Senator of Vermont Bernie Sanders (I-Socialist)

 

University Bans Pro-Life Club From Participating in Social Justice Fair

 

Wisconsin man accused of committing ‘crude abortion’ on sixth grader he raped

 

Ireland: Chaotic Citizens Assembly Votes to Repeal Pro-Life 8th Amendment With No Debate

 

Citizens’ Assembly recommends unrestricted abortion in Ireland

 

Why El Salvador’s Total Ban on Abortion Could Finally Change This Week

 

Alberta to hand out abortion drug to women for free   (Canada)

 

Amazing Pictures Show 5,000 People Marching for Life in Prague, Czech Republic

 

AFGHANISTAN

 

Is It Time for America and Afghanistan to Part Ways?

 

Voters Say Stay the Course in Afghanistan

 

UN Finds Torture Widespread In Afghanistan

 

Afghan Defense Minister and Army Chief Resign Over Deadly Attack

 

 Afghans left reeling from Taliban's deadliest attack on army since 2001

 

AFRICA

 

Algiers summons Morocco envoy over Syrian migrant row

 

US: Famine Could Be Cause of Uptick in Piracy off Somalia

 

"I Dreamed of Africa" author shot at Kenyan ranch: officials

 

 

AGRICULTURE

 

Hotly-debated Trump move could hit your pocketbook, farmers say

 

Here's why Chinese money is pouring into Temecula's wine region

 

AIRLINES

 

Witness describes tense incident involving flight attendant and woman with stroller

 

Passenger finds air marshal’s loaded gun on Delta flight

 

AMTRAK

 

Amtrak Expects Normal Traffic Monday on NYC-Newark Lines

 

ANTI-SEMITISM

 

Anti-Semitic, racist fliers found on Princeton campus

 

Report seen as evidence election hiked anti-Semitism in U.S.

 

ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE

 

The AI revolution may not be simply a jobs destroyer

 

 

ASIA

 

Bangladesh: Hindu converts to Islam, starts stockpiling arms and explosives

 

Maldives Liberal blogger stabbed to death in capital

 
AUSTRALIA

 

ASX cheers France, but miners play spoilers

 

The Australian dollar is higher

 

Police stop 12-year-old boy more than 1,000km into attempt to drive across Australia

 

North Korea highlights 1250 US marines in Darwin to warn of nuclear war

 

Terror suspect planned to kill seven Australians a month, court hears

 

Bureaucrats struggle with citizenship chaos

 

Taxman to go after young Australians overseas

 

Lost Digger's identity solved by military sleuth

 

 

AUTO INDUSTRY

 

The Electric Car Revolution Now Faces Its Biggest Test

 

BIG GOVERNMENT

 

11 Ways Trump Has Rolled Back Government Regulations in His First 100 Days

 

 

BORDER SECURITY

 

Report: In U.S.-Canada Border Cities, Groups Aim to Help Asylum Seekers

 

How to secure the border. Spoiler alert: A wall won't do it

 

CANADA

 

TSX rises, led by financials after French vote

 

Assisted Suicide Activists Push Canada to Euthanize Mentally Ill Patients

 

Wholesale sales fell 0.2% in February, Statistics Canada says

 

The Best Thing Ever to Have Come Out of Canada

 

NDP pharmacare plan would start with 125 most common drugs

 

Softwood lumber decision Tuesday is Trump's next chance to hammer Canada

 

Wynne spells out priorities: trade, technology, and Trump

 

Why the Canada Revenue Agency is using this simple tactic to get you to pay your taxes

 

Toronto police seek help solving slaying of cabbie who tried to stop armed robbery in 2003

 

Ontario to test basic income project in 3 communities

 

Toronto’s art school students mostly white, from high-income families, study finds

 

This is a serious issue': Kellie Leitch vows to deport asylum seekers after visit to Manitoba town

 

Man, woman charged in death of Edmonton toddler found near church

 

Calgary mother hopes photo of dying son will deter others from doing fentanyl

 

Canadian housing optimism hits record amid moves to cool Toronto

 

Toddler's father, woman charged with murder after boy's body found near Edmonton church

 

Some Moncton Mountie deaths preventable: Crown

 

We broke up the Beatles: The Canadian history CBC's lame documentary missed

 

 

CAMPAIGN-FINANCE PROGRAM

 

The hypocrisy of the city council campaign-finance program  (New York City; It looks like several City Council members will be opting out of the city’s public campaign-finance program for this year’s elections — although they still claim to champion the system...)

 

CHRISTIANITY

 

‘Spit on the Cross or Die!’  (Muslim persecution of Christians ensues unabated.)

 

COMMUNIST CHINA 

 

Shut down North Korea's nuclear program by expanding sanctions to China's banks

 

China’s Xi urges restraint during Trump call as ‘USS Carl Vinson’ heads for Korean waters  (Communist Chinese dictator Xi Jinping)

 

In call with Trump, Xi urges 'restraint' on N. Korea: govt

 

Xi warns Trump in phone call not to go beyond UN resolutions

 

Local, global security firms in race along China's 'Silk Road'

 

COMMUNIST NORTH KOREA

 

'Great war coming': North Korea is finally at the brink

 

Strategic Impatience Won't Defeat North Korea

 

Will Kim Jong-un succumb to US, China pressure?   (Communist North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un)

 

N. Korea detains U.S. man -- could it be "path forward?"

 

US and China Intensify Pressure on North Korea

 

US to North Korea: Stop provocations

 

Instead of threatening North Korea, Trump should try this instead

 

CONGRESS

 

Trump and Congress eye shutdown showdown over border wall

 

Trump's defense spending hike expected to be ignored by Congress next week

 

Why the GOP Is in No Rush to Repeal Obamacare

 

Here Are the Issues Surrounding the Looming Shutdown

 

Trump budget team downplays risk, consequences of government shutdown

 

Showdown looms over money for border wall as budget deadline nears

 

As Trump nears 100-day milestone, budget showdown brews

 

CONSTITUTION

 

The Misuse of 'Constitutionality' in Civil Debate

 

Howard Dean Doubles Down on Misinterpretation of First Amendment

 

Draining the Swamp with Article V  (It may be that 2018 is the last possible year to get a Balanced Budget Amendment accomplished.)

 

Former Children's TV Show Host Makes A False Claim About The US Constitution -- Again

 

COPORATE AMERICA

 

AT&T Seeks Merger as Underdog, but Bares Teeth in Field

 

Medical tech firm Becton Dickinson to buy C.R. Bard for $24B

 

COURTS

 

Doctor dragged from flight plans to sue: Lawyer

 

Man pleads not guilty to killing 3 family members with ax

 

Cop-killer fights for his own life — in court

 

Protecting the right to vote  (A jury of 10 women and two men in Tarrant County, Texas, found Rosa Ortega guilty of voting illegally and sentenced her to eight years in jail.)

 

Judge Alex Kozinski’s advice for President Trump

 

CRIME IN AMERICA

 

Muslim Man Who Brandished Guns At Christian Conference Charged

 

Alarming trend turning U.S. streets into war zones

 

Woman whose 10-year-old daughter was killed in 1999 loses second daughter to murder

 

Father of missing boy, 5, arrested after giving police "convoluted and contradictory" comments

 

Mother of South Carolina 'serial killer' Todd Kohlhepp is found dead in her home aged 70, five months after her son 'confessed' to murdering seven people 

 

DEATH-PENALTY

 

Federal judges deny efforts to delay Arkansas executions

 

'Assembly-line' execution effort in Arkansas fuels opposition

 

Two Ark. inmates facing death seek stay for poor health

 

DEMOCRATS (MARXISTS)

 

Obama Edges Back Into Public Eye But Steers Clear of Trump Talk

 

Chelsea Clinton for president? She’s suddenly everywhere, but denies having White House ambitions

 

Who Is Obama?  (Obama’s very emptiness holds the key to the ease with which he has managed to deceive and exploit his way to the Presidency.)

 

Shattered: The Book That Explains The Real Reasons Why Hillary Lost

 

Gayle King Defends Her Vacation With the Obamas

 

Exclusive: Clinton Foundation Loses Chief Fundraiser

 

An SNL star made an awkward Hillary joke at a luncheon. Chelsea Clinton went high.

 

Obama meets with at-risk youth in return to Chicago

 

School pupils get chance of seat at Barack Obama dinner

 

DEPARTMENT HOMELAND SECURITY

 

DHS Secretary: 'I Certainly Think A Border Wall Is Essential'  (Department of Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly)

 

Northeastern researchers' discovery could aid in detecting nuclear threats  (Just one example: In its 2017 Budget-in-Brief, the US Department of Homeland Security lists among its priorities allocating $103.9 million for radiological and nuclear detection equipment "to keep ..)

 

“A Mortal Enemy Called Radical Islam.”  (Department of Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly charts how jihadists target the USA with “exported violence.”)

 

DHS secretary says "threat against aviation" keeps him up at night

 

DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

 

Justice Department Reimbursed Crime Victims for $7,630 in Medical Marijuana Costs

 

Sessions: Erroneous tax credits to ‘mostly Mexicans’ could pay for wall (US Attorney General Jeff Sessions)

 

Sessions’s aloha-baiting could bring attention to the real problem

 

Trump aides struggle to clarify policy on ‘dreamers’ and deportation

 

The lawyer who will oversee the Russia inquiry for Justice Dept. has experience investigating the White House

 

EARTH DAY

 

The Original Earth Day

 

ECONOMY

 

U.S. stocks post largest gains in more than 7 weeks

 

French election results catapult stocks higher

 

Markets Surge After French Election Result

 

Gold ends lower after vote soothes French euro exit fears

 

America the Cheap (Always searching for the lowest price can get you the quality you deserve.)

 

More in US Expect Local Home Values to Rise

 

The 10 retailers most likely to fail in 2017

 

The trouble with Trump's weaker dollar talk

 

Shares in Asia turn mixed after first round of French elections; Nikkei surges 1.2%

 

Euro jumps, asian shares rally on French election relief

 

Gold Sinks Most in More Than Seven Weeks as French Tension Eases

 

Trump Saved Carrier Jobs. These Workers Weren’t as Lucky.

 

Donald Trump’s dollar

 

Why New York's economic outlook stinks

 

EDUCATION

 

In Florida, School Performance Has Risen with Vouchers for Disabled Students

 

A Focus on Funding (Researchers, academics say communicating about importance of federal funding key to march success.)

 

America’s Campus: The Necessity of Violence

 

Why They Marched (Academics, graduate students and others brave the cold and rain in Washington Saturday to rally for science and research. Participants told Inside Higher Ed why they joined the event.)

 

A popular public school Bible class faces a constitutional challenge

 

Ann Coulter vs. Berkeley, Round 2 (She refuses to speak when university says it would be safe and insists she will appear this week. Milo Yiannopoulos says he's coming back in the fall.)

 

Ousted Over Sexual Misconduct Claims, but Still Teaching

 

NLRB: Resident Advisers May Unionize (Decision by board official clears way for election at George Washington University, but issue could end up in court.)

 

These robotics students were told ‘to go back to Mexico.’ The taunt only fueled their success.

 

Professional Insecurity in a Fraught Environment (One way of countering a campus culture in which everyone is afraid to speak is to stop relying on student evaluations to assess nontenured faculty, argues Robert Samuels.)

 

College President Considers Punishing Conservative Students For Posting Shapiro's Quote About Transgenderism

 

ASAP Expands North and West  (Community colleges in New York and California are hoping to replicate the success of the City University of New York’s Accelerated Study in Associate Programs, which has doubled completion rates.)

 

US High School Students' Entrepreneurial Ambition at New Low

 

EGYPT

 

Egypt sentences 20 to death over 2013 police killings

 

ELECTION 2016

 

This is why Michael Bloomberg didn’t run for president

 

 

ELECTION 2018

 

Republicans sound alarm on Trump's troubles ahead of 2018

 

ENERGY

 

Oil suffers 6th  straight loss on renewed oversupply fears

 

Energy Prices

 

ENVIRONMENT

 

Why whale and boat collisions may be more common than we thought

 

EUROPE

 

American paramedic killed in land mine blast in Ukraine

 

EUROPEAN UNION

 

European bank stocks ride to 16-month high on French election-relief rally

 

Denmark Says Russia Hacked Defense Ministry E-Mails

 

Police find 111 migrants hidden in truck leaving Romania

 

Austria: Nazi-looted painting to be auctioned as owners' heirs fail to halt s

 

EURASIA

 

We Must Never Forget That Genocide Begins With Groupthink  (This year Armenian Genocide Remembrance Day and Holocaust Remembrance Day coincide on the same day: April 24, 2017. The coincidence is especially noteworthy this year.)

 

 EUTHANASIA

 

New Lifetime TV Show “Mary Kills People” Promotes Euthanasia: Character Suffocates Man With a Pillow

 

FEMINISM

 

AEI Feminist Scholar: Feminism’s Goal Today ‘Is Not Equality With Men, It’s Protection From Them’

 

FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION (FDA)

 

Enforcement Looms of FDA's Menu Labeling Regulations

 

FRANCE

 

French presidential election: Leftist protesters grow violent after results come in

 

CNN: 'Flurries' Of Terrorism In France, Jihad Is 'Gangster Neighborhood Terrorism'

 

France's Presidential Election Goes Populist

 

The 56 French villages where Marine Le Pen didn't get a single vote

 

Will Marine Le Pen's National Front Become the New Mainstream?

 

Why are the French not marching against Le Pen like in 2002?

 

First Round of French Presidential Election a Blow to the Establishment

 

'May 7th  without me': Angry French voters vow to abstain in second round

 

French Frustrations Could Further Deteriorate the European Union

 

Macron vs Le Pen: A deeply divided France set for an almighty collision

 

Hollande says French unity is at stake with Le Pen in presidential runoff vote  (French President Francois Hollande)

 

A New Political Reality for France

 

French voters choose change – but what type?

 

French Jews worried over Le Pen’s success in presidential vote’s 1st round

 

From school boy crush to first lady? Even for the French, Brigitte Macron’s story is unusual

 

Emmanuel Clinton vs Marine LeTrump

 

France’s Fillon Leads Establishment Conservatives to Historic Defeat

 

France Will Now Choose between Two Outsiders, Macron and Le Pen

 

The French Difference, First Round

 

French mavericks buck establishment, head to presidential runoff

 

Socialist French Mayor Calls Le Pen Voters “Assholes,” Threatens to Resign

 

French Presidential Run-off Battle between Globalist and France-First Populist

 

French shun status quo as far-right Le Pen wins through to presidential election showdown with Macron

 

Macron Mounts a Patriot’s Challenge to Le Pen

 

'At the age of 17, Emmanuel told me he'd marry me': Meet the former drama teacher-turned-wife of French presidential hopeful, 39, hoping to become the next first lady at the age of 64

 

France’s election reveals a new political divide

 

How Marine Le Pen turned her Holocaust-denying father's toxic National Front party into a mainstream election-winning force 

 

French Voters Favor Centrist and Far-Right Candidates

 

Macron, Le Pen advance to runoff to lead France as voters reject legacy political parties

 

The new French Revolution: Europhile newcomer Emmanuel Macron and far-Right darling Marine Le Pen to face off for presidency after stunning first round result sees France kicks out the old guard

 

 

GERMANY

 

Germany's Merkel encouraged U.S. will consider EU free trade deal  (German Chancellor Angela Merkel)

 

5 things we learned from the latest German national crime report

 

Trump: 'One of the best chemistries I had was with' Merkel

 

German Jews fear growing Muslim anti-Semitism: report

 

GLOBAL WARMING

 

Princeton Physicist Schools Bill Nye: Paris Climate Agreement is Like 1938 Munich Agreement -- It's 'Appeasement'

 

Scientist Urges POTUS not to Cave to Ivanka’s ‘Climate Change Madness’

 

Trump admin takes 2 opposite tracks on climate change

 

 

GOOGLE

 

Google promotes same-sex ‘marriage,’ gay adoption in new ad


How Google Cashes In on the Space Right Under the Search Bar

 

GOP

 

The Bush Family Conundrum  (Decent people who made some terrible mistakes.)

 

John Kasich says cultural erosion helped Trump rise (Governor of Ohio John Kasich)

 

 

GREECE

 

At least 15 drown as migrant boat sinks off Greece’s Lesbos

 

 

HEALTH CARE

 

This singer’s performance was a matter of life or death

 

Get fit in 15 minutes: The simple exercise to strengthen your back and improve posture

 

 

HOLLYWOOD

 

‘Happy Days’ star Erin Moran likely died from cancer, say officials

 

'Happy Days' star's death as mysterious as her life

 

Fellow ex-child stars tried to get help for Erin Moran

 

Hollywood's panic and why WND Films is entering the fray

 

HOLOCAUST

 

Lawmakers from 20 states pledge to mandate Holocaust education

 

More than 9.2-million canceled stamps later, Holocaust postage project recognized in Boston

 

HOTEL INDUSTRY

 

There’s now an even better reason to steal that hotel bathrobe

 

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

 

Pelosi: Trump's Border Wall Talk 'a Sign of Weakness' (House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-California)

 

Complaint: Rep. Hank Johnson (D-Georgia) Violated Rules Assisting Former Aide Jon Ossoff

 

Georgia GOP screwed up the runoff in the 6th

 

Maxine Waters Slated to Pay Daughter Another $108K From Campaign Funds  (US Representative of California Maxine Waters (D)

 

Mr. Chaffetz’s abrupt — and welcome — exit  (US Representative of Utah Jason Chaffetz (R)

 

Paul Ryan 'Beaver Cleaver at home, Eddie Haskell in D.C.'  (Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-Wisconsin)

 

To win control of the House, Democrats will have to stop fighting one another

 

INDIA

 

India is fifth largest military spender with outlay of $55.9 bn: SIPRI

 

Navy war room leak: Court allows ex-naval officer to go abroad

 

India Maoist rebels kill 24 CRPF policemen in Chhattisgarh

 

Students clash with security forces, 24 hurt as protests rock Srinagar again

 

Why Modi is willing to dump a 150-year-old practice to drive India  (Prime Minister Narendra Modi)

 

Kashmir students, India police clash in Srinagar

 

New H-1B visa rules: Indian IT companies may have to pay 50% more

 

 

INFRASTRUCTURE

 

Metro’s test: Can our politics still solve critical problems?  (Can US politics still deliver in the public interest? A test case is taking shape in the Washington area.)

 

INTELLIGENCE COMMUNITY

 

Independent evidence conflicts with dossier on suspected Trump-Russia conspiracy

 

Why DC shouldn’t rely on the latest Russian hacking ‘intel’

 

IRAN

 

Iran election may be pointer to race for supreme leader

 

Family: Iran rejects detained British-Iranian woman’s appeal

 

Analysis: Is there anything Iran’s presidential election can change?

 

Iran’s presidential election – Ahmadinejad’s disqualification boosts or hurts Rouhani? (Former Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad/ Iranian President Hassan Rouhani)

 

Obama’s hidden Iran deal giveaway

 

 

IRAQ

 

Three Iraqi policemen killed in suicide attack south of Mosul

 

Former employees work to salvage Mosul University

 

ISLAM

 

Muslims plan demonstration against Amazon over prayer breaks

 

ISRAEL

 

Israeli-“Palestinian” Arab Conflict Briefing     (Monday, April 24, 2017)

 

Blasting Le Pen, Rivlin calls for ‘war’ on new kind of Holocaust denial  (Israeli President Reuven Rivlin)

 

Evicted Israeli pioneers wait and wait for Netanyahu's promised new home  (Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu)

 

French Israelis vote 60% for Fillon, 4% for Le Pen

 

Netanyahu issues ultimatum to German foreign minister

 

Rivlin says world must maintain its humanity, as Israel marks Holocaust day

 

Jewish war veterans bemoan stalling of Israel's

 

Barghouthi's health deteriorates on 8th  day of Palestinian prisoner hunger strike   (Convicted murderer and terrorist-“Palestinian” leader Marwan Barghouthi)

 

Palestinians say Marwan Barghouti’s health ‘dangerously deteriorating’

 

Fatah, Hamas Agree: Israel Has No Right to Exist

 

Adelson, miffed at Trump over embassy about-face, said to shut spigot

 

Israeli travel agencies will soon have to promise not to send tourists to the West Bank (Judea and Samaria)

 

IDF chief at Auschwitz vows to fight enemies ‘bent on Israel’s destruction’  (Israel Defense Forces)

 

'15 years after Op. Defensive Shield, situation on the ground completely different'

 

Israeli settlers raze private Palestinian land near Bethlehem

 

Emmanuel Macron's Israel ties

 

Pregnant Jerusalem woman stabbed in alleged marital spat

 

Analysis: Palestinian, Jewish voices must jointly challenge Israel’s past

 

Qalandiya stabber was ‘fed up with life,’ wanted to die

 

Exclusive – Gaza Jihadist: World Entering ‘New Age of Conflict’ With Islamic State

 

Israel indicts U.S. teen over threats to Jewish centers

 

Former Hamas-linked CAIR official freed from prison after doing time for weapons charges

 

Marwan Barghouti’s Political Ploy  (The New Times failed to reveal the nature of his crimes, and convicted murderer and terrorist-“Palestinian” leader Marwan Barghouthi used the hunger strike to advance his standing.)

 

JAPAN

 

The Trump team has an opportunity with Japan — if it can pull together a strategy

 

 

JORDAN

 

Jordanian Columnist In Muslim Brotherhood Daily: A Million Hitlers From All Over The World Will Appear And Eliminate The Jews

 

LIBERALISM

 

The Left versus “white supremacy”

 

A Fearful White Leftist’s Black Nationalism

 

The Green Cult’s Holy Week

 

LOBBYISTS

 

Exclusive: Trump allies rake in millions as lobbyists

 

MALAYSIA

 

Investigators ‘confident’ they have found missing MH370's location

 

MEDIA 

 

Justice for Bill O’Reilly  (O’Reilly’s case is a microcosm of a trend in America that the “wronged” woman must always be right, and the “wronging” man must always be wrong.)

 

Remembering Kate O’Beirne

 

RIP Kate O’Beirne

 

Kate Walsh O’Beirne R.I.P.


Sean Hannity Responds to Baseless and Salacious Accusations – Will Take Legal Action on ‘Complete Fabrication’

 

NY Post: Megyn Kelly Set for June Debut on NBC

 

NYT Refuses To Use Term 'Female Genital Mutilation' Because It's 'Culturally Loaded'

 

Sean Hannity is forced to deny he sexually harassed a former Fox News contributor who claims the prime time host made 'advances' at her and invited her back to his hotel room

 

With Bill O’Reilly Out, Fox Rivals See a Chance to Move In

 

The (not so) secret reason Fox News in serious turmoil

 

Bill O'Reilly is the new Marv Albert: Column

 

He's back! Bill O'Reilly on air Monday

 

Farewell Kate O'Beirne of CNN's 'Capital Gang'

 

MEXICO

 

Trump insists Mexico will pay for border wall, despite U.S. down payment

 

MIDDLE EAST

 

Mattis sees Saudi Arabia ‘helping across the region’  (Secretary of Defense James Mattis)

 

Houthis intensify crackdown on dissent in Yemen

 

Saudi FM: No basis for media speculation over Saudi-Egypt ties

 

U.S. Weighs More Aid for Saudis in Yemen to Move Nation Toward Political Solution

 

Indian Woman Sold to ‘Sponsor’ in Saudi Arabia for $4,500

 

Qatar Airways sees 'manageable' decline in flights to US

 

How a citizen’s complaint led to the dismissal of a Saudi minister

 

Yemen Suspected US drone strike kills three al-Qaida operatives – report

 

MILITARY

 

Sec'y Mattis in Afghanistan to discuss war needs   (Secretary of Defense James Mattis)

 

Mattis Warns Russia Not To Arm Taliban

 

Taliban attacks U.S. base as Mattis flies into Afghanistan

 

Biden Used False Data to Smear Marine Corps Over Armored Vehicle Request from Iraq  (Former Vice-President Joseph R Biden Jr (D)

 

Pence cites 'challenging times' to US troops  (Vice-President Mike Pence)

 

VA Director Fired Over Overprescription Scandal Seeks Health Care Executive Job

 

US military spending grew for 1st  time in 6 years in 2016 – study

 

Piracy back on the rise off Somalia, U.S. military says

 

Army hoping to entice doctors to the battlefield

 

MUSIC INDUSTRY

 

'Ted Nugent is a brainless twit': David Crosby gets into public spat with The Nuge after his White House visit but is dismissed as 'a lost soul' and a 'doper' by the conservative rocker

 

NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION (NASA)

 

NASA astronaut sets space record

 

NATIONAL PARKS SERVICE

 

Two die in separate falls in Sequoia National Park

 

PAKISTAN

 

Pakistan rolling out a tax red carpet for Chinese investors

 

Exchange of fire between Rangers, terrorists in Karachi's Urdu Bazaar

 

Chinese investors in CPEC are not paying taxes to Pakistan customs

 

WB to invest in Peshawar-Kabul highway: Ishaq Dar

 

Every Pakistani a soldier in Operation Radd-ul-Fasaad: Qamar Bajwa

 

 

PENSIONS

 

Pew Research: Gap Between Promises and Assets Widens for State Pensions

 

 

PHILIPPINES

 

Charge Duterte with mass murder, lawyer tells the Hague  (President Rodrigo Duterte)

 

Duterte Says He Can Be 50 Times More Brutal Than Terrorists

 

POLITICAL ACTION COMMITTEES

 

Islamopower: Meet the new Muslim PAC

 

POLITICAL CORRECTNESS

 

Political correctness is ruining our strategy to defeat terrorism

 

POLITICS

 

Poll: Democrats More Out of Touch Than GOP, Trump

 

RELIGION IN AMERICA

 

New Jersey cardinal welcomes gay activists to his cathedral

 

 

RUSSIA

 

Popular Pro-Kremlin Presenter Says Trump Is More Dangerous Than Kim Jong-Un

 

Russia is now the world's third largest military spender

 

150th  Anniversary Of Russia's Sale Of Alaska – Gazeta.ru: 'Selling Alaska For Next To Nothing Is A Disgrace'

 

Moscow expects OPCW to send experts to Syria’s Khan Sheikhoun

 

Russia warns of fabricated chemical attack near Damascus

 

Putin's Russia shouldn't win with missile cheats: Column (Russian President Vladimir V Putin) 

 

Russian Foreign Ministry: Terrorists in Syria may get chemical weapons from Libya, Iraq

 

Moscow court turns down Jehovah’s Witnesses bid to fight Justice Ministry’s ban

 

Foreign policy chief says EU ready to return to strategic partnership with Russia

 

Roscosmos excludes three cosmonauts from space team

 

Russians name Putin's greatest achievement

 

Teenager brings grenade to school in Dagestan, one killed, 11 wounded

 

Why America Must Stop Russia from Violating the INF Treaty

 

Russia boosts military spending despite sanctions: study

 

Central Europe Raises Military Spending Amid Russia Fears

 

Russia investigations on the Hill: Where things stand

 

Russia’s Cosmonaut Club Suddenly Loses Two Legends

 

Russian FM: No proof of persecution of gay men

 

The Children Russia Can’t Let Go

 

Mogherini Says EU Sanctions To Stay, Criticizes Russia Over Chechnya Reports   (European Union foreign-policy chief Federica Mogherini has told Russia that the EU wants better ties but cannot pretend that Moscow did not annex Crimea, and said that sanctions will remain in place.)

 

The Russian Revolution, As Painted By Children

 

Jehovah’s Witnesses Ban Spells End for Russia’s Religious Diversity (Op-Ed)

 

Putin Criticizes Navalny For Making Corruption Allegations  U.S. Oil Firm Exxon Mobil Denied Russia Sanctions Waiver

 

Russian Court Fines Mother For Teenage Daughter's Protest Action

 

SCIENCE

 

Regular bedtimes stop children from becoming overweight, study finds

 

Breakthrough in multiple sclerosis research as scientists discover possible cause of the disease 

 

SECOND AMENDMENT

 

NRA to Introduce New Concealed-Carry Training, Insurance

 

SENATE

 

Schumer mocks Sessions: I'll ride the subway with you at 4 a.m. (Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-New York)/ (US Attorney General Jeff Sessions )

 

Report: Senate's Russia probe understaffed

 

Trump Plans Top-Level Briefing With Senators on North Korea

 

SEXUAL HARASSMENT

 

How Women Can Prevent Sexual Harassment At Work

 

SOCIALISM

 

For The Left, Socialism Denial Is Holocaust Denial

 

SOCIAL MEDIA

 

Maine police, social media help return lost goats

 

SOUTH AMERICA

 

Colombia kidnap victim flees ELN rebels

 

SOUTH KOREA 

  

More Female Jobseekers Weigh Military Option Amid Tough Market

 

Moon takes stern action upon ex-minister's memoir brawl  (Conflicts aggravated Monday between the Democratic Party of Korea’s presidential candidate Moon Jae-in and a former chief diplomat concerning their dissent over Seoul’s lenient policy decision on Pyongyang in 2007.)

 

[Election 2017] Moon widens gap with Ahn in search trends

 

USFK to Stage Evacuation Drill in June

 

Koreans feel 'more miserable' amid rising unemployment, inflation: index

 

Korea Leads Global Top 10 for Export Growth

 

New DMZ tour program to be launched in June

 

Over Half a Million Graduates Unemployed

 

Global economic recovery, challenges facing new Korean administration

 

Samsung to Release Software Upgrades for Red Tint on Galaxy S8

 

S. Korea develops artillery-locating radar

 

SPORTS

 

Russell Westbrook goes off on reporter in argument

 

Let's make a deal: Make-or-break NFL draft trades

 

NHL Scoreboard

 

MLB Scoreboard

 

NBA Scoreboard

 

STATES

 

States Fight Back: North Carolina Bill Would Nullify SCOTUS Same-sex Marriage Opinion

 

New Orleans takes down 1st  of 4 Confederate statues

 

3 children among several killed in raging house fire  (New York)

 

Boy, 5, still missing after search of South Pasadena park where his father was found passed out  (California)

 

STATE DEPARTMENT

 

Liberals Blame “Conservative Media” For Removal Of State Department Official

 

Ex-Iranian Lobbyist at State Dept Moved After Conservative Pressure

 

State Department: U.S. citizen detained by North Korean authorities

 

SUPREME COURT 

 

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

 

Trump eyeing second Supreme Court seat

 

SURGEON GENERAL

 

Grover Norquist: Trump keeping promise to 'drain the swamp' by dismissing anti-vaping surgeon general

 

SYRIA

 

U.S. slams Syria with 271 sanctions

 

US-backed forces enter major Daesh-held Syria town

 

Opponents Of Syrian Regime Lash Out At Fatah Official For Congratulating Assad On Syrian Independence Day

 

Al-Qaida Leader Tells Fighters to Prepare for Long Syria War

 

ISIS Is Not a Counterweight to Iran

 

TAIWAN

 

Tsai needs proactive foreign policy: experts   (President Tsai Ing-wen)

 

Taiwan, not China, is its own worst enemy

 

Ministry threatens to expel Koo  (The Ministry of the Interior is to remove Cecilia Koo from her position as National Women’s League chairwoman if the organization continues to refuse requests to provide documentation on how the “military benefit tax” was used, Minister of the Interior Yeh Jiunn-rong...)

 

March’s jobless rate was 3.78%

 

Numbeo.com: Taipei third safest city in the world

 

Industrial production index hits record

 

Slow internet in Taiwan for up to a month after undersea cable fault

 

Majority dissatisfied with government

 

Taiwan retail sector suffers sluggish revenue growth in March 2017

 

Most employers reluctant to hire people with HIV

 

What pressure? Pilot shows remarkable cool as he successfully crash lands his plane after an engine failed midair

 

Program launched to offer students internships in India

 

Taiwans hacker minister reshaping digital democracy

 

Cross-Strait Tension Will Increase If Taiwan Buys New Weapons

 

TECHNOLOGY

 

By listening to optical 'noise,' researchers discover new way to track hidden objects

 

World's Most Powerful Emulator of Radio-Signal Traffic Opens for Business

 

Flying cars: A 1950s dream takes to the skies

 

Engineers made a robotic arm for this girl to play the violin

 

TERRORISM

 

Voters Support Labeling MS-13 Gang a Terrorist Group

 

Earning its terrorist designation  (Yes, the Muslim Brotherhood is a terrorist organization.)

 

'Unprecedented spike in homegrown terrorism'

 

TRADE

 

Trump's Unnecessary Trade War with China

 

 

TURKEY

 

Hahn Says EU, Turkey Should Look Into 'New Format Of Cooperation'

 

This longing should end, Turkish justice minister says on Erdoğan’s return to party  (Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan)

 

Turkey says it won’t take part in ‘Greek show’ over Aegean

 

What Turkey’s referendum reveals

 

Kindergarten children’s play including fake weapons, death draws criticism in central Turkey

 

Ankara prosecutors launch probe into ex-French diplomat for ‘inciting’ Erdoğan’s assassination: Spokesperson

 

Council of Europe body to vote on Turkey status April 25

 

Syrian migrants enrich Istanbul with their cuisine

 

Erdoğan commemorates victims of 1915 Armenian killings

 

Turkey’s military spending decreases by 5.7 percent in 2016

 

Battle of Gallipoli teaching lessons: Minister

 

66 PKK militants ‘neutralized’ in one week: Turkish Interior Ministry

 

Borsa Istanbul hits record high levels after four years

 

Turkey’s Central Bank to maintain current tight stance to balance risks on inflation: Governor

 

Italian reporter deported after detention in Turkey

 

Turkey to extend length of visa-free stay for Russians

 

 

UNITED KINGDOM (BRITAIN)

 

FTSE 100 closes 2% higher as investors cheer French election result

 

LGBT education pushed for British toddlers

 

Tony Blair 'almost motivated' to make political comeback  (Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair)

 

Titanic anniversary: Who was on the ship when it sunk … and who got away

 

Behind what one historian calls the discovery of a lifetime

 

 UK's Theresa May Prepared to Make Nuclear 'First Strike' (British Prime Minister Theresa May)

 

Ahmadi Muslims facing discrimination…in Wales

 

Theresa May hires former Obama campaign chief Messina

 

Palestinian Authority to pay Muslim who murdered UK tourist $1,025 a month

 

Jeremy Corbyn should not be trusted with Britain's security, military figures say as Labour leader rules out using nuclear deterrent

 

Lockerbie bombing: Abdelbaset al-Megrahi's family to appeal conviction

 

Nicola Sturgeon: Election is a straight fight between SNP and Tories  (Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon)

 

Brexit: London-born children of EU couple win residency a week after refusal

 

Ukip leader Paul Nuttall refuses to say whether he will stand for election on June 8

 

Manchester: Thieves kill man by running him over in his own car

 

Third of Scots voters ‘will vote Tory in General Election’

 

Belfast: Police target of bomb found near school, says officer

 

Murder hunt launched after former Royal Navy officer dies trying to stop car thieves

 

Banks: Bill sets out plan to tackle 'extortionate' UK overdraft fees

 

Bomb left outside Ardoyne school was designed to kill officers, say police (Northern Ireland)

 

 UK freezes assets of North Korean firm accused of funnelling cash to nuclear programme

 

Duke and Duchess of Cambridge dish out high fives, hugs and handshakes at the 2017 London Marathon

 

Archaic tax may be answer to Church of England’s repair bill prayers

 

Car theft death 'more than criminal'   (Police appeal to the "criminal fraternity" to help solve the killing of a man hit by his own car.)

 

 

UNITED NATIONS

 

Trump: Time to remove 'blindfolds'; U.N. must ready new North Korea sanctions

 

Chinese pressure on NK 'working,' Haley says  (US United Nations Ambassador Nikki Haley)

 

United Nations Elects Saudi Arabia to Women’s Rights Commission

 

United Nations rewrites Balfour Declaration parliamentary debate records (An official United Nations document published by the Division for “Palestinian” Rights of the United Nations Secretariat contains a deliberately altered record of a 1922 parliamentary House of Lords debate on the Balfour Declaration.)

 

Haley: Another missile test by North Korea could prompt U.S. military action

 

UN chief Guterres vows to stand up against alleged ‘anti-Israel bias’

 

UNITED STATES

 

42% Say U.S. Heading in Right Direction

 

Richard Simmons leaves hospital, thanks doctors

 

A black man was lynched in 1932. An author wants the community to finally deal with it.

 

Thousands expected for march commemorating 102nd anniversary of Armenian genocide

 

 

VENEZUELA 

 

Venezuelans shut down roads and highways in government protests

 

The End for Venezuela Marxist Dictator Nicolas Maduro?

 

Venezuelan president calls for talks

 

WHITE HOUSE

 

Daily Presidential Tracking Poll

 

Near 100 Days, Trump's Biggest Problem GOP, Not Dems

 

Trump says he hopes humans set foot on Mars 'during my second term'

 

Trump calls 1915 killings of Armenians 'Meds Yeghern'

 

Polls show Trump's approval at new low as 100-day mark looms

 

Why Trump Supporters are Still Solid (Support for Trump is not like the creepy hero-worship that Democrats gave Obama.  Conservatives have God to worship. )

 

Trump congratulates record-breaking astronaut

 

White House to propose new tax rates Wednesday

 

Trump fumes over early reviews

 

Analysis: How Trump accomplished so little yet so much in first 100 days

 

Idea: If Democrats Shut Down the Government, Should Trump Make It As Painless As Possible?

 

After First Hundred Days Media Ignores Trump Decreased US Debt by $100B Since Inauguration

 

Trump Takes on Terrorism in First Hundred Days

 

Trump holds calls with leaders of China, Japan

 

Trump's promises for first 100 days in office: Is he keeping them?

 

Trump Makes New Pitch for Wall Along Mexican Border

 

Pence cutting Pacific trip short (Vice-President Mike Pence)


Chief of Staff Reince Priebus says President Trump will work with whoever wins French election

 

How Will Trump Deal With Iran?

 

Trump to lunch with UN security council ambassadors

 

White House offers conflicting details of Trump tax plan

 

Trump's Hollywood Walk of Fame star defaced

 

Trump Wins YUGE in a Government Shutdown

 

The First Ladies: Melania and Ivanka have 'frosty' relationship because Trump's eldest daughter frequently fills role as First Lady, claims magazine

 

Byron York: Trump's 100 days: An executive success

 

Taking Trump Seriously and Literally

 

Amid North Korea crisis, Pence becomes Trump emissary abroad (Vice-President Mike Pence)

 

Trump team raises rhetoric against Iran

 

'Must-see TV': Americans go bonkers for Sean Spicer  (White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer)

 

WH: Busy week, but no health care vote or shutdown

 

Trump calls French election 'very interesting' just days after saying Paris terror attack could 'probably' aid far-right candidate Marine Le Pen

 

Trump won't say if he'll sign funding bill without border wall money

 

Trump will ramp up action on executive orders this week: reports

 

Salma Hayek wishes Melania Trump was a 'bigger influence on her husband'

 

 

 

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