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Wednesday, April 26, 2017

 

CELEBRATING 240 YEARS OF LIBERTY AND FREEDOM  

 

 

In Today’s Issue: 

 

ABORTION

 

Abortionist Whistled Show Tunes While Vacuum Suctioned Out the Unborn Baby

 

3 Months Since Trump's Inauguration: Planned Parenthood Has Performed 81,567 Abortions

 

Nurse Fights Back After Court Rules She Must Do Abortions to Keep Her Job

 

Priest: Pro-Life Dems Don't Have to Be 'Trapped in a Party That Clearly Doesn't Want Them'

 

South Carolina Committee Passes Bill to Define Unborn Baby as a Person and Ban Abortions

 

‘Lamborghini’ Planned Parenthood Executive Caught Haggling over Baby Organs

 

Planned Parenthood Doc Who Wanted Lamborghini for Selling Aborted Babies Caught Selling Baby Parts Again

 

Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wisconsin) Will Fund Planned Parenthood but NOT the Trump Border Wall

 

Watch: Cackling Abortion Activist With a Cowbell Confronts Pro-Life Pastors Outside Abortion Clinic

 

Dems turn up heat on Rauner with bill to expand taxpayer-funded abortions (Illinois)

 

Freedom Caucus and Pro-Life Groups Back Republican Bill to Defund Planned Parenthood, Repeal Obamacare

 

Emanuel says Rauner’s word no good — on abortion, budget, energy (Illinois)

 

Planned Parenthood CEO Complains Ivanka Trump is Not Pushing Its Abortion Agenda: “Women are Waiting”

 

Democratic Illinois House OKs public funding for abortions

 

Democrats for Life Leader Slams Democrat Chair for Saying Pro-Life Democrats Aren’t Welcome

 

Democratic Strategist: I’m Worried Abortion Purity Tests Will Render Us An Irrelevant Coastal Party

 

Gov. Holcomb signs abortion 'hurdle,' plans to sign other conservative measures (Indiana)

 

Disgraced Abortionist Forced to Close His Abortion Clinic After Failing to Pay Rent

 

‘Pro-life’ Democratic senator caught supporting Planned Parenthood

 

Why Abortion Is a Progressive Economic Issue

 

Minnesota governor prepared to protect abortion, veto pro-life bills

 

Christians and Abortion: How Can You Be a “Born Again” Christian if You Won’t Allow Babies to be Born?

 

Charlotte says it will stop ‘unlawful behavior’ outside protested abortion clinic (North Carolina)

 

Austin Abortion Clinic Reopens After Supreme Court Ruling. Will Any More Follow? (Texas)

 

House Republicans Pass Abortion Bills (The Minnesota House has passed legislation that would increase restrictions on abortions in Minnesota.)

 

Fox's The Five Moves To Prime Time, Calls For Anti-Abortion Violence

 

Planned Parenthood Defunding Backfires As New Law Could Increase the Abortion Rate by 67%

 

Trailblazing Colorado abortion law marks 50th  anniversary

 

Honduras: Historic opportunity to decriminalize abortion

 

Ohio Pro-Life Bill Would Stop Sales of Aborted Baby Parts

 

Brazil: Court Reviewing Criminalization of Abortion

 

Man Texted Pregnant Girlfriend: “If You Don’t Have an Abortion I Will Punch Your F—— Head In” (United Kingdom)

 

Two candidates remain in French presidential election, and both support abortion laws

 

AFGHANISTAN

 

Afghanistan crisis requires global help, not bombs

 

 

AFRICA

 

Police, Mob Attack Synod Guard’s Quarters, Arrest His Family in Omdurman, Sudan

 

Combining Capitalism and Charity to Empower Africa’s Poor

 

Barred Food Trucks for Burundi Return to Rwandan Capital

 

Senior Lawmakers Urge U.S. Engagement in Libya

 

AIRLINES

 

Flight attendant union leader speaks out after scuffle

 

United investigating report that giant rabbit died on flight

 

AMTRAK

 

Amtrak Weighs Extended Penn Station Track Closings

 

ASIA

 

At Least 10 Top Tajik Anticorruption Officials Said Arrested

 

AUSTRALIA

 

ASX within striking distance of 6000

 

The Australian dollar is lower

 

Where’s best for refugees in the US-Australia ‘people swap?’

 

Serial killer sisters say they don’t deserve ‘barbaric’ death penalty

 

Turnbull's dramatic intervention to tackle gas prices (Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull)

 

Coca-Cola drops 'health' drink from Australian shelves

 

 

AUTO INDUSTRY

 

Automakers ask California to ease rules for self-driving car tests

 

The Electric-Car Boom Is So Real Even Oil Companies Say It's Coming

 

BIG GOVERNMENT

 

 Government Employee Salaries Outpace Private-Sector Salaries by Double Digits for Similar Work

 

BORDER SECURITY

 

Protecting our southern border with U.S. mariners

 

BUREAU OF ALCOHOL, TOBACCO, FIREARMS AND EXPLOSIVES (ATF)

 

ATF Reverses Controversial Stance on Shouldering AR-15 Pistols

 

 

CANADA

 

Toronto stock index closes lower as loonie slips

 

Crane climber in Toronto rescued, arrested

 

New reports say Canada’s oil, gas methane emissions higher than previously thought

 

Kevin O'Leary drops out of Conservative leadership race, will endorse Maxime Bernier

 

Norman leaked secrets, helped press Liberals on navy contract

 

Video linked to killing of Sagkeeng First Nation woman needs to be pulled off Facebook, chief says

 

Statscan to resume tracking of unfounded sex-assault cases

 

Soldier killed at Wainwright was commanding LAV-3 vehicle, colonel says

 

RCMP investigate if beating on Facebook connected to woman’s murder

 

Trudeau Minister Mocked After Promoting Puffins On World Penguin Day  (Canadian Prime Minister Prime Minister Justin Trudeau)

 

Vice-Admiral Mark Norman leaked cabinet secrets to shipbuilding exec, RCMP allege

 

Mulcair blasts Trudeau for ‘abject hypocrisy’ on marijuana possession charges

 

Canadian PM responds to US' lumber tariffs

 

Impossible icicle spotted in Newfoundland: Alien shape birthed by two days of freezing rain

 

Chrystia Freeland shoots back after U.S. tariff, 'The reality is the United States needs our lumber'

 

The sky was a sea of flames 300 feet tall in the forest of my city: A Fort McMurray firefighter remembers

 

Lumber fight with Canada could raise home prices

 

An Alberta group discovered a mysterious light crossing the night sky. They call it Steve

 

Ontario budget to pump millions into child care subsidies

 

Trump ramps up rhetoric against Canada, calling country’s trade policies ‘very rough’ on the U.S.

 

Senator Patrick Brazeau acquitted of drunk-driving charges

 

'She’s crying and pleading. I don’t know why': How I lost my mother, found my family, and recovered my identity

 

Salvation Army executive guilty of massive toy-for-profit fraud

 

Toronto’s housing crunch could be eased with laissez-faire urban planning

 

CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY (CIA)

 

Julian Assange: The CIA director is waging war on truth-tellers like WikiLeaks

 

COMMUNISM

 

Nashville Patriots Announce Counter Protest in Response to Communist Antifa May Day Rally

 

COMMUNIST CHINA 

 

Experts doubt ‘benign motives’ as China launches its first domestically manufactured aircraft carrier

 

Chinese Troops at Border with N.Korea Put in High Alert

 

Panetta: Don't Rule Out Sanctions on China to Rein in North Korea

 

China slashes N. Korea imports, holds exports steady

 

China wouldn’t respond to a US strike on N Korea. How did we get here?

 

2-year-old survives being run over by two cars in China

 

China Launches First Aircraft Carrier Built at Home

 

Workers endured long hours, low pay at Chinese factory used by Ivanka Trump’s clothing-maker

 

China warns North Korea not to pass 'point of no return'

 

 

COMMUNIST CUBA

 

Millions of crabs invade Cuba's Bay of Pigs

 

COMMUNIST NORTH KOREA

 

North Korea's soldiers: A closer look the military's 'fake' capabilities

 

Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un Risk Nuclear War  (Communist North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un)

 

North Korea after Regime Change: Who Takes Over?

 

Kim Jong Un Is a Survivor, Not a Madman (North Korea's behavior might seem irrational to outsiders, but the Kim regime is just taking logical actions to survive.)

 

CBS News poll: Americans weigh in on North Korea threat

 

Is Trump taking Kim Jong Un's bait? (Communist North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un)

 

Expert: North Korea has EMP attack capability

 

 

CONGRESS

 

U.S. Congress may seek one-week funding extension to avert shutdown

 

Trump plan to slash business taxes to test Congress on deficit

 

Shutdown fears spur horse-trading

 

Democrats Score A Hollow And Hypocritical Victory On The Border Wall

 

Congress close to spending deal after Trump backs off demand for border wall funding

 

Budget battle: Border wall money out, Obamacare fight on

 

Trump's 'big, beautiful wall' gets ugly reception from Congress

 

GOP offers plan to avert shutdown without border wall, but Trump vows that it will be built

 

Congress nears deal on help for miners  

 

COPORATE AMERICA

 

Controversy sheds light on how companies use your emails

 

COURTS

 

Sanctuary cities fight: Judge who blocked Trump order a Democrat activist

 

Ex-Jefferies Trader Gets 2 Years for Lying on Prices, Again

 

Why The Judge's Ruling On Trump's Executive Order Doesn't Change Much

 

A Ruling about Nothing

 

Questions persist in death of New York judge

 

Judge says Trump is wrong to tie federal funding to sanctuary status, blocks executive order

 

Breaking: Judge Who Donated $300K to Obama Blocks Trump’s Order to Block Funding to Lawless Sanctuary Cities

 

Environmentalists sue government for Lake Erie's toxic algae

 

'If anything ever happens to me, Bobby did it' — the latest testimony from the Robert Durst murder case

 

Trump prepares to seat Judge Thapar, first of scores of conservatives for federal courts

 

A judge has refused effort to block spending on California's bullet train

 

Threesome teacher 'seduced high school football star, 16, with a "Madison Mexicano" Facebook alter-ego and had sex with him behind a daiquiri bar before they had group sex with another teacher'

 

Woman convicted for having sex with teen boy allegedly does it again 

 

Man faces life in prison for murdering FSU's mascot

 

 

CRIME IN AMERICA

 

Doctor in genital mutilation case seek jail release

 

How Trump Can Help the Cops  (The administration must change the Obama narrative that policing is the problem.)

 

"I didn't know it was a kid": Emotional cop recalls Tamir Rice death

 

Authorities: Veteran shot tied service dog 5 times

 

Teens storm train, rob passengers, cops say

 

"Bachelor" star Chris Soules accused of fleeing deadly crash

 

More charges in the NYPD corruption scandal — and it’s not over yet

 

‘Kidnapped’ teen’s dad files for divorce, requests restraining order from wife

 

Woman swept up in massive cocaine bust in L.A. now faces deportation, spurring protests and anger

 

Man tries to shoot cigarette from between a woman's fingers, misses in worst way

 

 

CUSTOMS AND BORDER PROTECTION

 

Illegal Immigration Totals Fall Below Pre-Obama Level

 

DEATH-PENALTY

 

Most Favor Death Penalty, But Don't Think It Deters Crime

 

DEMOCRATS (MARXISTS)

 

Exclusive: Hillary Aides Threatened Prime Minister's Son With IRS Audit

 

Virginia Gubernatorial Candidate Wants to Cut Taxes, But Not Enough

 

Hillary Clinton loss detailed in book 'Shattered'

 

New Jersey Democrat Claims She Was Left Off Primary Ballot Because She’s Black

 

When will Obama have made enough money?

 

Hillary As Seen by Official Washington

 

 

DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

 

Meet Your New Secretary Of Agriculture, America

 

DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

 

Trade disputes with Canada bolster case for NAFTA redo, commerce secretary says

 

Trump Commerce Secretary: We Expect 3% Annual GDP – Something Obama Never Was Able to Do (Video)

 

 

DEPARTMENT HOMELAND SECURITY

 

DHS to open office for victims of crimes by illegal immigrants

 

 

DEPARTMENT OF INTERIOR

 

Interior secretary says executive order won't jeopardize public lands

 

Interior secretary to review large national monuments created since 1996 ‘to make sure the people have a voice’

 

 

DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

 

Jeff Sessions Meets with Mayors as Court Blocks President Trump’s Order on ‘Sanctuary Cities’  (US Attorney General Jeff Sessions)

 

Jeff Sessions Is Right About New York (The city does have a problem with gang murder, and its sanctuary policy will make it worse.)

 

Jeff Sessions thinks consent decrees increase crime. He's just plain wrong

 

Feds: Ex-cops took cash, prostitutes for gun licenses

 

DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

 

Palantir Settles Discrimination Complaint With U.S. Labor Agency

 

ECONOMY

 

Dow, S&P 500 end with a whimper after Trump's 'massive' tax proposal

 

Wall Street dips as tax uncertainty offsets strong earnings

 

Retailers struggling through their toughest year in a decade

 

Russell 2000 hits intraday record as sector most likely to benefit from Trump's tax plan climbs

 

Asian stocks extend gains on bullish Wall Street, euro steady

 

Stocks in Asia higher on back of solid US earnings; Trump tax plans eyed

 

"Red-hot housing market" missing one thing: Houses for sale

 

What's powering stocks into record terrain

 

Trump Rides Market Wave, but Business Looks for Results

 

Cashless Society Getting Closer, Survey Finds

 

Gold takes back some lost ground after Trump tax plan outline

 

Why Emerging Markets Have Become an Unlikely Haven From Global Risk

 

Dollar pares advance vs. yen as White House unveils tax-reform plan

 

Trump Gets Highest Rating for Keeping Manufacturing in US

 

Treasury yields slip from 2-week highs as Trump tax plan unveiled

 

EDUCATION

 

CUNY Defends Decision to Host Anti-Israel Activist as Commencement Honoree

 

Students Demand Divestment From 'Problematic Companies' That Trade With Israel

 

’99 Percent’ Chance of Violence if Ann Coulter Speaks at Berkeley

 

Ann Coulter Cancels Speech at UC Berkeley Amid Threats of Far Left Violence

 

Report: Chinese Government Has Placed 100+ Facilities In US Universities

 

Liberals Are Amazed That Campus Free Speech Outrage Gets So Much Attention. Here's Why It Matters.

 

Bill de Blasio’s Pre-Pre-K Fantasy  (Mayor of New York City Bill de Blasio)

 

When the Rubber Hits the Road to Unobstructed School Choice

 

Years of Work, Tabled (Collapse of undergraduate curricular reform at Duke illustrates the difficulty of building consensus on just what students need to learn.)

 

Ind. governor says he'll sign school prayer bill

 

New Scrutiny for Confucius Institutes  (National Association of Scholars calls on universities to close their Confucius Institutes. Defenders say there's nothing sinister about the Chinese-backed centers.)

 

Lawsuit sparks debate on West Virginia public school bible classes

 

Graduation Rates and Race  (On average, white and Asian students earn a college-level credential at a rate about 20 percentage points higher than Hispanic and black students do, a new report shows.)

 

Audit: University of California hid $175M in budget reserves from state

 

Focusing on the Feds (Harvard, Stanford and Ohio State presidents talked about federal research funding and immigration, among other issues.)

 

'The Five' on Ann Coulter at UC Berkeley: Riots 'a step toward chaos and anarchy'

 

Up in the Air (Federal regulations governing drone use are so far keeping the loftiest fantasies from becoming reality. New rules could change that.)

 

Kentucky school bus crash injures 14 students,driver

 

Pennsylvania lawmakers target teachers paid to do union work

 

Overcoming Opioids: Special schools help teens stay clean

 

Napolitano on students' lawsuit over Coulter cancellation

 

Report: Ivy League Schools Did Not Disclose $246 Million in Taxpayer Funding, Violating Law

 

Texas campus outraged over flyer addressing "white Americans"

 

Author: Harvard Biz School is 'dangerous'

 

Fresh proof that charter schools excel

 

Here's what you need to know about the state's audit of the University of California

 

Berkeley braces for protests after hearing that Ann Coulter plans to speak at public plaza on campus

 

Coulter says she'll speak at UC Berkeley on Thursday, invited or not

 

White principal told staff at predominantly black elementary school to put what white students there were in the same classes so they would feel 'comfortable'

 

Oxford student who sent ‘sorry for raping you' text to walk free

 

EGYPT

 

ISIS In Sinai And Its Relations With The Local Population – Part I

 

Pope Visits Egypt Amid Regional Turbulence and Sporadic Terrorism

 

The Papal Propagandist for Islam Heads to Egypt

 

 

ELECTIONS

 

Report: Montgomery County Has 103% of Registered Voters on its Rolls as There Are Legal Residents of Voting Age

 

ENERGY

 

Oil ends off highs as gasoline prices drop

 

Energy Prices

 

Increasing number of Americans are willing to drive farther, pay more for ethanol-free fuel

 

Trump silence on miners shows tension between populism and conservatism

 

…Keeping Promise to Ensure U.S. Energy Independence

 

ENVIRONMENT

 

Here’s How Wrong Past Environmental Predictions Have Been

 

Gophers vs. landowners: In Washington property rights battle, furry rodents win

 

Earth To Environmentalists: Listen To George Carlin, Not Bill McKibben

 

World's last male northern white rhino gets help from Tinder

 

ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA)

 

Dem senator accuses EPA chief of violating ethics law

 

EUROPE

 

Poroshenko Compares Chernobyl's 'Unhealing Wound' With East Ukraine War  (Ukraine President Petro Poroshenko)

 

 

EUROPEAN UNION

 

European stocks log fresh 20-month high ahead of Trump tax unveiling

 

Poll: Huge Shift in Sweden — Majority Wants Fewer Asylum Seekers

 

Austrian President: Day will come when we ask all women to wear headscarf

 

EU Launches Legal Action Against Hungary Over Higher Education Law

 

Italy: Muslim who threatened to “roast non-believers on skewers” arrested

 

A European deal with Libya could leave migrants facing violence

 

FAMILY

 

Bill Nye Trashes People With Large Families, Wants Them Penalized for Having “Extra Kids”

 

FEDERAL BUDGET

 

Levin: ‘No Excuse’ for GOP Not Including Campaign Promises in Budget

 

The Trump administration’s magical thinking on taxes would bust the budget 

 

FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION (FBI) 

 

FBI: 200+ MS-13 Members in Long Island

 

 

 

FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION (FCC)

 

FCC Chief Sets Up Clash With Call to Repeal Net Neutrality

 

FINANCIAL INDUSTRY

 

Wells Fargo meeting erupts, as investors fume over scandal

 

FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION (FDA)

 

FDA: Avoid fake 'miracle' cancer treatments sold on internet

 

FRANCE

 

France: Syria behind sarin gas attack

 

France: As Fillon Switches to Macron, Many of His Voters Break for Le Pen

 

French Presidential Update: Significant Geographic Expansion Of Le Pen’s Front National Across France                                                                                                                        

 

France's Le Pen upstages rival with stop at factory

 

Paris woman declared dead by paramedics... then brought back to life by police

 

14 arrested in 2 French anti-terror probes

 

Culture shock: How the British health service just doesn't really compare to France's

 

What Marine Le Pen Is Really About

 

The Battle of Amiens: Macron jeered by Whirlpool workers after Le Pen's publicity stunt

 

'Ministers must do everything possible to ensure Le Pen defeat’ – Hollande  (French President Francois Hollande)

 

Capital versus countryside in France's election

 

France Honors Officer Killed in Paris Attack

 

The status quo survives in France, but in ruins

 

The police vs. the PC police

 

Macron and Le Pen pay tribute to officer killed in Champs Élysées attack

 

French mayor fined for Muslim comment

 

 

GERMANY

 

Man who kicked a woman down the stairs at a German subway station has been charged by police

 

How a school shooting 15 years ago changed Germany

 

Is the special relationship between Germany and Israel in trouble?

 

Germany claims it is finally bringing down large trade surplus

 

Munich men 'dared colleague to jump into river then let him drown'

 

Analysis: Germany’s Social Democrats pivot toward PLO and Iran

 

 

GLOBAL WARMING

 

Former Obama Official: Climate Data Purposely Manipulated to Influence Public Opinion and Policy

 

GOP

 

Florida Republicans Squelch the Voice of the People

 

Doctor: George HW Bush Has Chronic Bronchitis, Will Leave Hospital Soon

 

GOVERNMENT

 

Making government perform for Americans

 

HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

 

Obamacare repeal must be made top priority

 

Insurer Centene commits to shaky ACA exchanges for 2018

 

Apparently repealing Obamacare could violate international law

 

 

HEALTH CARE

 

'Superbug' fungus new menace in US hospitals, mostly NY, NJ

 

Despite vaccination success, US still faces outbreaks

 

 

HOLLYWOOD

 

Jonathan Demme, 'Silence of the Lambs' director, dead at 73

 

 

HOLOCAUST

 

On Jews and the Holocaust, Trump signals that he finally gets it

 

HONG KONG

 

HK arrests disqualified lawmakers

 

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

 

Maxine Waters Just Surpassed Herself On Crazy Russian Theories  (US Representative of California Maxine Waters (D)

 

Montana Democrat Rob Quist Is Regular Performer at Nudist Resort

 

House Freedom Caucus backs amended GOP health bill

 

The WTF Moment From Paul Ryan's Press Conference Ended With Him Giggling Like A School Girl  (Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-Wisconsin)

 

Paul Ryan’s Betrayals Define Trump’s 100 Days

 

Conservative Club for Growth Approves of AHCA Amendments

 

The New GOP Health Care Bill Shows Republicans Have Given Up on Fully Repealing Obamacare

 

Rob Quist socialist leanings make Montana victory unlikely

 

Local Atlanta Paper Calls Jon Ossoff a ‘Child of Privilege’

 

House passes bill to enhance airport employee screening

 

'New' Dem rock star Maxine Waters is a swamp monster  (US Representative of California Maxine Waters (D)

 

House GOP circulates new changes to health bill

 

Rep. Royce (R-California) Calls to Revive Iran Probes Undermined by Obama

 

IMMIGRATION

 

Ivanka: Opening Border to Syrian Refugees ‘Has To Be Part of the Discussion’ — but Not Enough By Itself

 

One-upping Donald Trump’s crackdown on immigration

 

‘DREAMER’ Celebrates Decline of Whites After Living in US Illegally For Decades (Video)

 

Offering lawyers to immigrants facing deportation is a worthwhile way to spend public money

 

 

INDIA

 

Economy is healthy – but India’s not working

 

India balancing with Turkey, Cyprus, Armenia

 

India's Maoist rebels: An explainer

 

India notifies compliance of UN sanctions against North Korea

 

India bans social media in Kashmir amid violent unrest

 

150 militants waiting near LoC to infiltrate: Army

 

Pakistan rejects fresh Indian demand for consular access to Kulbhushan Jadhav

 

Terrorism will recoil on those who nurture it: India

 

India warns against different approaches to Taliban and Islamic State

 

Delhi cops who shot at burglar while trying to nab him donate blood to save him

 

Vaccination workers thrashed in Muslim areas in Jharkhand’s Dhanbad, Bokaro

 

INDONESIA

 

Christians Prepare To Build The World’s Largest Statue Of Jesus In The World’s Most Populous Muslim Nation

 

Indonesia dials back its energy prospects

 

INTELLIGENCE COMMUNITY

 

Ex-spy admits anti-Trump dossier’s sensational charge unverified, says Clinton backer betrayed him

 

IRAN

 

What the North Korea crisis says about the Iranian nuclear deal

 

Iran’s covert nuclear activity continues

 

More Disturbing Revelations on Obama’s Disastrous Nuclear Deal with Iran

 

Defense contractor Iran deals should be stopped

 

Report: Iran caught secretly weaponizing nukes

 

The coming US crackdown on Iran

 

IRAQ

 

Iraqi forces retake ancient city of Hatra from ISIS

 

Wild boars overrun ISIS position, kill 3 militants

 

ISLAM

 

Islamist Attacks on Holidays  (Why Jihadists target places of worship on holy days.)

 

 

ISRAEL

 

Israeli-“Palestinian” Arab Conflict Briefing     (Wednesday, April 26, 2017)

 

Hamas says it won’t be cowed by Abbas’s threats (“Palestinian” Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas)

 

Palestinian blood cult: Water the soil with your blood

 

Hamas to unveil revised charter on May 1

 

Female Arab Wannabe Stabber Stopped in Hebron by IDF  (Israel Defense Forces)

 

Fatah beats Hamas at university elections for 2nd  time this month

 

President Trump Expected To Visit Israel in May

 

Trump expected in Israel last week of May; Nikki Haley to visit in June

 

On 10th  day of hunger strike, some Palestinian prisoners begin refusing water

 

Liberman says Israel ‘won’t allow’ new Iranian front on Golan Heights  (Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman)

 

Sa'ar: I do not see an end to the conflict  (Netanyahu rival says Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was right to cancel meeting with German foreign minister, Oslo formula has no chance of success.)

 

TV report: Police will ‘unequivocally’ recommend charges against PM in graft probe

 

Rothschild Foundation Investing $27 Million in Caesarea’s Hidden Treasures, Past and...

 

Explosion in Gaza injures 2 at reported Hamas military site

 

Israel reportedly revives plan for 10,000 settlement units in Jerusalem area

 

Arab League calls on Red Cross to intervene in prisoner hunger strike

 

Stabbing Terrorist Wounded, Neutralized in Samaria

 

EU-Israel relations: Trojan horses, snakes, ladders and boycotts

 

Israel to release body of slain Palestinian woman for burial

 

Congressional Israel Victory Caucus Launches to Re-Shape Peace Process

 

PM and his wife meet with orphans, widows of fallen soldiers

 

Cyber Authority Thwarts Massive Attack on Israel

 

Israeli court sentences Palestinian teen to 10 years in prison for attempted stabbing

 

Senior IDF officer: Gaza shortages might lead to confrontation with Hamas

 

After meeting German FM, B’Tselem calls on world to punish Israel 

 

Does Netanyahu's new leftist litmus test waste diplomatic capital?

 

TAU Study Links Cannabis Use in Adolescence to Schizophrenia

 

Merkel regrets Netanyahu’s snub of her foreign minister (German Chancellor Angela Merkel)

 

House resolution would recognize Israeli-American heritage

 

US-Israel Relations: a Mutually-Beneficial Bilateral Bond

 

Unique mother-of-pearl menorah etching found in ancient Caesarea

 

Muslim Grabs Knife and Stabs Four Jews During Tel Aviv Peace Tour (Video)

 

A boost for U.S.-Israeli ties

 

LIBERALISM

 

Liberals Slam Obama for Taking $400K From Wall Street

 

The Left’s Culture of Contempt  (Saving America by hating everyone.)

 

MALAYSIA

New fears for beaten Malaysian schoolboy

 

MARIJUANA

 

The Case against Legalizing Marijuana

 

MARRIAGE

 

Couple married 69 years dies minutes apart, holding hands

 

MEDIA 

 

NYT Reporter Spreads Misleading Quote Implying Trump Never Read Executive Order

 

Matthews: Kushner ‘A Little Bit Like Uday and Qusay’ But ‘Not That Bad’

 

WaPo Pleads With Obama to Think of the Democratic Party and 'Rethink' Wall Street Payout for New Speech

 

Dan Rather’s second coming

 

Andrea Tantaros, former Fox News host, claims network harassed her with ‘digital weapons’

 

Former Clinton Staffer and Democratic Megadonor Hired as New Politico CEO

 

Fox News hit with more racial discrimination suits

 

Andrea Mitchell Refers to Anita Hill’s Testimony As ‘Celebrated Hearings’ in Tweet

 

Harvey Levin slams anti-Trump media: Most ‘trusted names in news’ are not trusted anymore

 

Fox News Attracts High Ratings After Unveiling New Primetime Lineup

 

Sensitivity training for all at Fox News after O'Reilly ouster

 

Megyn Kelly hits the Time 100 Gala with her husband Douglas Brunt, Mia and Ronan Farrow, and Katie Courice as she prepares to start her new '$15m-a-year' NBC job

 

 

MEDICARE

 

Prosecutors: Doctor's practice stole millions from Medicare

 

MEXICO

 

Top Mexican official calls Trump’s border wall a ‘hostile’ act

 

MIDDLE EAST

 

Video: Saudi forces destroy Houthi boat, foil terror plot in Jazan

 

 Twitter goes wild over reported death penalty for 'atheism' in Saudi Arabia

 

‘Castrated, beaten, paralyzed’: Yemeni doctor reveals horrors of Houthi torture

 

ISIS developing new weapons despite losses

 

It is time to stand up for Christians in the Middle East

 

'War the world forgot' tearing apart Yemen's social fabric

 

 

MILITARY

 

US fires warning flare at Iranian vessel

 

75-Year-Old Vet Found Not Guilty of Illegally Hanging American Flag on VA Facility Fence

 

Air Force launches unarmed missile in California

 

Why No Questions about Transgender Army Traitor?

 

US launches Minuteman III ICBM to show ‘nuclear capabilities’ amid N. Korea tensions

 

PC Pentagon Caves To CAIR, Agrees to 'Review' Anti-Terror Training Program

 

Navy destroyer has close encounter with Iran vessel in Persian Gulf

 

Nearly 400 military bases must be tested for drinking-water contamination

 

Mattis and Trump: The odd couple that works  (Secretary of Defense James Mattis)

 

Pentagon sees F-35 delivery rate as improving, but still falling behind schedule again this year

 

Time for New York City to stand against anti-veteran bias

 

 

NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION (NASA)

 

NASA’s Cassini Saturn probe goes where no spacecraft ever has

 

 

NATIONAL OCEANIC AND ATMOSPHERIC ADMINISTRATION (NOAA)

 

What Trump’s Budget Means for the Filet-O-Fish

 

 

NORTH ATLANTIC TREATY ORGANIZATION (NATO)

 

NATO Cyber Defense Hub Holds International Training on Cyberattacks

 

NUTRITION

 

Common nutrient may play role in heart issues

 

PAKISTAN

 

Student's lynching sparks rare uproar in Pakistan over blasphemy killings

 

Ex-Pakistan Taliban Spokesman Claims India, Afghanistan Targeting Pakistan

 

Four terrorists hanged in KP

 

Militants kill ten Iranian border guards in attack on frontier with Pakistan

 

Pak Army informed India about movement near LoC

 

Pak army releases Taliban video claiming Indian and Afghan intel orgs sponsoring terror

 

KPK Assembly passed resolution against Nawaz Sharif  (Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif)

 

PARENTING

 

Dinner with both parents isn’t always possible. But are children suffering because of it?

 

PATENT INFRINGEMENT

 

Patent Trolls Don’t Care About the Law (An ugly cynicism underrides their bottom-feeding efforts to claim patent infringement.)

 

 

POLITICAL CORRECTNESS

 

Defy PC Suppression and See 'The Promise'  (A moving, epic, sumptuous film on the suppressed topic of the Armenian genocide.)

 

PRISONS

 

Foster mom convicted in child's high chair death is released

 

Father of missing South Pasadena boy released from jail as search continues near Santa Barbara

 

RACISM

 

Obama labeling cops racist can be reversed by Trump

 

RADIO

 

Limbaugh ‘troubled’ over border wall news: ‘Looks like Trump Is caving on funding’

 

RELIGION

 

Mystical rabbi predicted today's top threat 22 years ago

 

RELIGION IN AMERICA

 

Most highly educated American Jews are least religious — study

 

RESTAURANT INDUSTRY

 

33 Percent of Seafood Sold in Six DC Eateries Mislabeled, Study Finds

 

RUSSIA

 

Russian MP: Wipe Our Streets Clean Of LGBTs And Liberals, Send Drug Addicts To 'Medical Labor Camps'

 

Russia's Brand-New S-500 Missile System to Have Unprecedented Damage Radius

 

Who Really Influences Policy in Moscow?

 

Russian Senator: U.K. Will Be 'Wiped Off the Face of the Earth' If It Uses Nuclear Weapons

 

IS recruiting Taliban fighters in Afghanistan — Russia’s General Staff


Russia's Interference in the U.S. Election Was Just the Beginning

 

Moscow ‘seriously concerned’ about Turkish airstrikes in Iraq, Syria

 

‘Putin is not Assad’s lawyer, he is advocate of international law’  (Russian President Vladimir V Putin/ Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad)

 

Tokyo to draw up cooperation plans for South Kurils and heed locals’ opinions

 

Russia takes aim of NATO destroyer that carries serious message for Putin

 

Polls shows number of happy Russians at record-breaking historic high

 

Russia takes all possible security measures in relations with NATO

 

Putin says Russia, China maintain relations at 'unprecedentedly high level'

 

Keeping Afloat: Russia Worries Over Appreciating Ruble

 

Dropping Poll Numbers Signal Deepening Problems For Russian Prime Minister

 

Russia Bans Protest Movement Ahead of Rallies Planned for Saturday

 

Russian Prosecutor Labels Khodorkovsky NGO 'Undesirable' Ahead Of Protest

 

Chechnya’s Crackdown on Gays

 

Passengers don't want overweight flight crew, say Aeroflot officials after lawsuits

 

SCIENCE

 

America's Innovation Edge Is at Risk

 

Miracle 'exercise pill' could be used to mimic the effect of going to the gym 

 

Have ALIENS lived on Earth before? Ancient 'technological species' may have existed on our planet billions of years before humans, scientist claims

 

SECRET SERVICE

 

Trump taps retired Marine to lead Secret Service

 

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION (SEC)

 

Sustainability Accounting Standards Represent Market — Not Regulatory — Forces at Work

 

SENATE

 

Mike Lee Warns Trump About Taxpayer Funding of Soros Groups Overseas  (US Senator of Utah Mike Lee (R)

 

Ted Cruz: Schumer Trying to Force Shutdown to Appease ‘Left-Wing Radical Base’ (US Senator of Texas Ted Cruz (R)/ Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-New York)

 

This Speech Suppression By Campus Leftists Must Stop Says...Elizabeth Warren?  (US Senator of Massachusetts Elizabeth Warren (D)

 

Cardin less concerned Trump will ease Russia sanctions  (US Senator of Maryland Benjamin L Cardin (D)

 

North Korea's weapons progress a top concern as US senators have rare briefing

 

Report: Senior GOP Senators on Capitol Hill “Laughed Out Loud” over Building Trump’s Border Wall (Video)

 

McCain tells President Trump to get tougher on China about North Korea (US Senator of Arizona John McCain (R)

 

McCain calls for Asia-Pacific initiative similar to US efforts in Europe

 

Ted Cruz Introduces EL CHAPO Act to Make Mexican Drug Lord Pay for Wall (US Senator of Texas Ted Cruz (R)

 

Slow pace of Trump nominations leaves executive branch ‘stuck’ in staffing limbo  (The Senate has confirmed 26 of Trump's picks for his Cabinet and other top posts. But for 530 other vacant senior-level jobs requiring Senate confirmation, the president has advanced just 37 nominees.)

 

SOCIAL MEDIA

 

Hillary Clinton’s Fmr Campaign Spokesmen Rush to Defend Chelsea From Social Media Detractors

 

Father livestreams killing of child on Facebook Live

 

SOUTH AMERICA

 

Paraguay Heist: Explosives, Guns and Getaway Boats

 

SOUTH KOREA 

 

8th  U.S. Army Starts Moving Out of Seoul

 

[Herald Interview] No pre-emptive strike on NK: Ahn

 

[Exclusive] 'Until Kim Jong-un caves in, sanctions must continue': diplomat defector

 

Consumer Sentiment Index Hits 6-Month High

 

Chinese int'l school blasted over 'cover-up' of Korean students' deaths

 

Will next president re-implement death penalty?

 

Homosexuality = AIDS? Conservative candidate blasted for 'hate speech' against homosexuals

 

Foreign school prepares students for war on Korean Peninsula

 

History lesson on Korea for Trump - unbiased one

 

Nearly 70% back dialogue with N. Korea

 

KOSPI closes above 2,200 for 1st  time in 6 years

 

S.Korea tourist numbers plummet in China boycott

 

US THAADs to South Korea. China launches carrier

 

US, S. Korea stage powerful military drills amid rising tensions with Pyongyang (Video)

 

Explaining the missile defense system US is setting up in S. Korea

 

US Moves THAAD Anti-Missile to South Korean Site 

 

US Strike on North Korea Could Put Seoul in Jeopardy

 

South Korea Sees Thaad Missile Defense System Ready This Year

 

SPORTS

 

ESPN to lay off about 100 employees today, including on-air talent

 

High school football player dies after being punched at party

 

Doctor at center of USA Gymnastics sex abuse scandal left warning signs at Michigan State

 

Three years later, report cards for 2014 NFL draft put Raiders at top

 

Aaron Hernandez asked to shack up with prison ‘lover’: report

 

How Wrestling Explains Alex Jones and Donald Trump

 

NFL draft prospect Gareon Conley accused of rape; no charges filed

 

With Baby in Tow, a Star Returns to Tennis — and Her Roots

 

Ric Flair asks for prayers after fiancée’s ‘serious car wreck’

 

MLB Scoreboard

 

NBA Scoreboard

 

 

STATES

 

I-85 repairs in Atlanta to cost up to $16.6M

 

Arizona’s Pricklish Use of Licensing Requirements

 

Trump's tax reform means trouble for tri-state tax-hikers  (If you live in tax hell — New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, California or Illinois — paying your state and local taxes could soon be even more painful. Congressional Republicans...)

 

Deadly crash on one of Los Angeles' busiest freeways

 

NYPD called in to handle crowds amid train power problem

 

 

SUICIDES

 

Medical student's death highlights high rates of physician suicides

 

SUPREME COURT 

 

Trump Announces Repulsive Choice for Next Supreme Court Vacancy

 

SYRIA

 

Mass funeral for dozens slain in Syria bus attack

 

Report: ISIS bails out of Raqqa, moves capital to the southeast

 

 

TAIWAN

 

Taiwan ranks top in Asia in media freedom

 

Rise in NT dollar expected to hurt life insurance firms

 

E. coli fears hit TRA lunch boxes

 

Source of dioxin-tainted eggs just one farm: FDA

 

Tropical storm off Philippines unlikely to hit Taiwan: CWB

 

Man fined for spreading false bird flu information

 

Taiwan couple missing in Himalayas found: woman dead, man survived

 

Taiwan's employers can’t fire pregnant foreign workers

 

Hunger strike launched to back referendum changes

 

TAXATION

 

Trump tax reform: big cut for businesses, lower individual rates, fewer deductions

 

The fatal flaw in Trump's tax cuts

 

5 big tax reform questions for Trump

 

Tax Plan Cuts Top Rate from 39.6% to 35%

 

Trump's Tax Plan Said to Seek 10% Levy on Offshore Earnings

 

Trump's Corporate Tax Cut: A Supply-Side Shot In The Arm

 

Tax Plan Gives Favorable Rate to Businesses Big and Small

 

TELEVISION

 

How a writers' strike could affect your TV shows

 

THINK TANKS

 

Heritage Foundation flooded with protesters; think tank blasts ‘groups connected to George Soros’

 

'Trump's think tank' to protesters: 'We won't be bullied'

 

TRADE

 

Trump weighs order to pull out of NAFTA

 

"What is the future for us?" dairy farmers ask if trade war starts

 

 

TRANSGENDER MOVEMENT

 

These Two Videos Reveal Trans Ideology’s Goals: Ending Sex And Normalizing Abuse

 

TREASURY DEPARTMENT

 

Mnuchin vows 'biggest tax cut' in US history, confirms plan to slash business rate  (Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin)

 

TURKEY

 

Exiled Turkish journalist urges EU to confront Erdogan  (Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan)

 

Looking for 'a way out': Turkey mulls a 'Trexit'

 

Really Bizarre: Erdogan’s Mouthpiece Declares That Erdogan’s Visit To The White House Will Be Accompanied By Spirits Of The Dead

 

Turkey says informed US, Russia prior to Kurdish strikes

 

Turkey strikes PKK in Syria, Iraq for second day, responds to US criticism

 

Trump's Phone Call to Erdogan: Was It a Mistake? (Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan)

 

Turkish Warplanes Kill 6 Kurdish Militants in Northern Iraq: Army

 

Skeleton of ‘Russian general’ found inside unearthed coffin in Turkey’s Ardahan

 

Turkish Cypriots slam Erdoğan’s advisor for calling Turkish Cyprus an 'overseas province'

 

Turkey ranks 155th  in RSF’s latest press freedom index, down by four points from last year

 

Police detain 1,120 in operation on Gülen’s ‘secret imams’

 

Turkey speeding up efforts to track suspicious bank transactions in bid to combat with terror financing

 

Turkey won’t wait at Europe’s door forever: President Erdoğan

 

Turkey’s Central Bank keeps main rate unchanged, raises late liquidity rate

 

Impact on budget of measures to boost Turkish economy to be minimal: Ağbal

 

 

UNITED KINGDOM (BRITAIN)

 

 FTSE 100 ends higher ahead of Trump tax rollout

 

Student accused of planting bomb on London train

 

U.K. Denies Treatment to Baby, Won’t Let Parents Take Him to U.S.

 

Teenage cyberhacker-for-hire jailed for masterminding global attacks on Sony, Microsoft

 

UK Muslim issues YouTube death threat to critics of Islam

 

Exclusive: Britain must contribute to EU budget until 2020 to secure favourable Brexit terms

 

Free schools MPs condemn policy as incoherent and wasteful

 

Brexit without a deal ‘as damaging as independence’ says Dugdale  (Tory threats that Britain could leave the European Union without an agreed Brexit deal are as damaging to the UK as Nicola Sturgeon’s plans to hold a second independence referendum, Scottish Labour leader Kezia Dugdale will claim.)

 

Heart disease Backlash after report claims saturated fats do not increase risk

 

Tony Blair plot to oust Brexiteer MPs unravels as Tory backers quit pro-EU group in protest (Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair)

 

General election Tories warned: don't take landslide victory for granted

 

Sturgeon delays setting out her indyref2 plans  (Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon)

 

Gun crime Woman criticises police for returning weapons to killer of her mother and sister

 

Labour promises pay rises for NHS staff

 

Nicola Sturgeon becoming 'laughing stock' over her claim general election not linked to independence

 

Madeleine McCann Met police still have 'critical line' of inquiry to pursue

 

Violence victims 'fall 10%' in 2016

 

St Andrews University ranked third in UK guide

 

Science People whose 'brain age' is older than their real age more likely to die early

 

United Airlines in fresh PR nightmare after rabbit set to be world’s biggest dies on UK flight

 

'It’s a horrible situation' Dutch pensioner's fears over UK residency bid

 

NHS blood scandal a 'criminal cover-up'

 

BBC Number of high earners rises despite pledge

 

Scottish child protection 'not working'

 

Man, 95, who bludgeoned wife in 'mercy killing' bid gets suspended sentence

 

Teenage boy held in 'inhuman' conditions

 

Child safety English cricket board confirms review of procedures after sex offender revelation

 

UNITED NATIONS

 

UN eyes new Yemen peace talks

 

United Nations Puts World-Renowned Women-Abuser On Women’s Rights Panel

 

Latin America :Obesity epidemic is 'frightening', says UN report

 

UNITED STATES

 

Police grant little girl's dying wish

 

Good Samaritan loses legs helping crash victim

 

US COMMISSION ON INTERNATIONAL RELIGIOUS FREEDOM

 

U.S. Religious Freedom Commission Says Russia, Pakistan Among Worst Offenders

 
VATICAN

 

“The Catholic Church…has become one of Islam’s loudest boosters”

 

Was the Pope Wrong to Compare Refugee Centers to Concentration Camps?

 

In a surprise TED Talk, Pope Francis calls for a ‘revolution of tenderness’

 

 

VENEZUELA 

 

6 inmates dead in Venezuela prison violence

 

Death Toll in Venezuela’s Unrest Rises to 26

 

WHITE HOUSE

 

Daily Presidential Tracking Poll

 

 Trump orders review of national monument designations

 

Newly signed order could reshape national monuments

 

100 Days: Trump Still Needs Big Win from Congress…

 

Never Trump Movement Leader, Former Jeb Bush Staffer Helen Aguirre Ferre Infiltrates White House

 

100 Days of Trump: Can Mike Pence save the Founders’ vision of the legislative process?   (Vice-President Mike Pence)

 

Kellyanne: Obama's Reemergence Proves Democrats Are Desperate for Leadership

 

What Trump Has Done on Foreign Policy, National Security in First 100 Days

 

Trump hints at taking sanctuary cities case to high court

 

Trump’s Unconventionally Successful First 100 Days

 

In Bizarre Reversal, Trump Seeks to Empower UN

 

The Worst Mistake of Trump’s First 100 Days

Trump's new approach to domestic policy: Strategic patience


Furious Trump accuses San Francisco judge who blocked his sanctuary city executive of 'egregious overreach' and says liberal lawmakers are responsible for the DEATHS of Americans

 

Zinke’s review of national monuments could lead Trump to rescind designations

 

No regrets: 100% approval at 100 days from these Trump voters

 

Trump scrambles to show progress as the 100-day mark approaches

 

Executive Order Is Expected to Expand Access to Fossil Fuels

 

Donald Trump recess appointments only choice with Democrat obstruction

 

Trump may miss North Korea briefing at White House

 

Dealmaker in Chief? More like the Backdown President.

 

White House, GOP lawmakers said to be nearing a health-care deal with the Freedom Caucus

 

100 days of the GOP eating its own

 

White House Declines to Provide Flynn Documents to Top Oversight Lawmakers

 

Media fixate on claims of Russia scandal at White House briefing

 

Sabers rattle amid Korean standoff, White House to brief senators

 

The Flynn Story Isn’t Going Away

 

Priebus calls 9th  Circuit 'bananas,' says administration will prevail on sanctuary cities (White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus)

 

Priebus: Blame Democrats if budget doesn't pass Congress

 

The biggest story of Trump’s first 100 days? His survival

 

What the other Washington thinks of President Trump

 

Priebus: Syria, China moves part of 'Trump Doctrine' 

 

 

WORLD TRADE ORGANIZTION (WTO)

 

US just lost a trade battle with Mexico

 

YAHOO

 

Yahoo discloses $187-million exit pay package for Marissa Mayer and $97-million Snapchat holding

 

 

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