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Thursday, April 27, 2017

 

CELEBRATING 240 YEARS OF LIBERTY AND FREEDOM  

 

 

In Today’s Issue: 

 

ABORTION

 

West Virginia Gov Signs Bill Stopping Abortionists From Doing Secret Abortions on Teen Girls

 

The Unlimited-Abortion-on-Demand Left Excommunicates Bernie Sanders  (US Senator of Vermont Bernie Sanders (I-Socialist)

 

Nationwide Rallies Urge President Trump to “Finish the Job” and Totally Defund Planned Parenthood

 

Texas tries different tack in pro-life legislation


Abortion Activists Launch New Web Site Promoting At-Home, Do-It-Yourself Abortions

 

Video: Planned Parenthood exec who ‘wanted a Lamborghini’ caught haggling over baby body parts

 

Judge strikes down Louisiana abortion law: unconstitutional

 

Judge Strikes Down Louisiana Law Requiring Abortionists to Have Admitting Privileges to Protect Women

 

Missouri lawmakers moving ahead with tougher restrictions on abortion

 

Planned Parenthood Promotes New Group: Grandmas for Abortion

 

Cardinal Dolan blasts DNC: “Radical,” “disturbing” demand for abortion loyalty

 

Trump Admin Looking at Stopping Obama Ruling Forcing California Churches to Pay for Abortions

 

Anti-abortion amendment to be on Alabama ballot

 

Shocking Planned Parenthood Expose’ Video: Women’s Health Care Down 60-70%, Abortions Up 27%

 

Socked: Pro-lifers deliver 200,000 baby socks to Congress in plea to defund Planned Parenthood

 

Incredible Photos of 196,543 Baby Socks Shows Just Part of the Abortions Planned Parenthood Does Annually

 

Tax dollars and abortions: When politics and scare tactics roil a difficult debate

 

Mother Gives Birth to Healthy Conjoined Twins After Refusing Abortion

 

Abortion rift puts Democratic militants in charge

 

Full, Unedited Video Confirms Planned Parenthood Sells Body Parts of Aborted Babies

 

Catholic agency flew in abortion activist to promote feminism to school kids

 

Michigan Abortions Drop 2.8% as 756 Babies Saved From Abortion

 

Cardinal Dolan slams Democrats’ abortion edict: ‘Extreme, disturbing, intolerant’

 

University puts abortion pills in vending machine

 

University OKs Vending Machine Selling Plan B Morning After Pill

 

How Women Around The Country Raised Over $1 Million For Local Abortion Funds

 

Planned Parenthood begs supporters ‘to fight like hell’ against Trump’s Obamacare replacement

 

Democrats For Life: Perez’s Abortion Mandate ‘Foolish’ Given Party ‘at Lowest Numbers Since 1930’s’

 

8 Million Babies Have Been Aborted in the UK Since Abortion Was Legalized 49 Years Ago

 

Free abortion pill, cash for boobs and babies: Top 23 takeaways from the Ontario budget (Canada)

 

AFGHANISTAN

 

2 US Army soldiers killed fighting ISIS in Afghanistan 

 

AFRICA

 

Tunisian PM booed out of town hall meet

 

Report: Kenya, Ethiopia Using Excessive Force Against Somali Civilians

 

AIRLINES

 

Urgent trip to restroom gets man kicked off flight

 

United Passenger Dragged Off Plane Settles With Airline

 

American’s CEO Sides With Airline Workers Against Wall Street

 

AMERICAN CIVIL LIBERTIES UNION (ACLU)

 

Awful: ACLU Sues Catholic Hospital For Refusing to Perform Transition Surgery on Transgender Patient (Video)

 

 

ANTI-SEMITISM

 

Trump debunks the 'anti-Semitism' attack

 

ARCTIC

 

Finland Seeks Continued U.S.-Russian Cooperation in the Arctic

 

ASIA

 

ASEAN nations nudge closer to South China Sea code of conduct

 
AUSTRALIA

 

ASX grinds closer to 6000

 

The Australian dollar is lower

 

UK helps gay couples marry in Australia

 

Australia is at the mercy of whims of two mad men

 

Trump tax plan could cause US-Australia revenue disputes

 

'Be careful what you wish for': RBA could cause Aussie rout

 

Muslim MP falls victim to fake news over Anzac Day wreath

 

National auditor backs Defence's submarine acquisition strategy

 

BIG GOVERNMENT

 

Federal Agencies Spent $13.5 Million on Vehicles They May Not Use

 

BORDER SECURITY

 

From ‘build that wall’ to kick the can: Trump’s border promise might be hard to break

 

CANADA

 

Toronto markets see sharp drop amid ongoing mortgage lender scandal

 

Ontario pours billions into health, childcare

 

Woman on Toronto crane an adventure seeker: Pal

 

Pearson airport border officers charged after cocaine seized

 

Crane climber appears in Toronto court, gets bail

 

Calgary man who said he strangled wife and buried body in basement acted in self-defence: lawyer

 

Trump to give NAFTA talks a 'good, strong shot' after Trudeau warns of withdrawal risks (Canadian Prime Minister Prime Minister Justin Trudeau)

 

Why a trial for Vice-Admiral Mark Norman could prove embarrassing to the Liberals

 

Canadian justice ministers plan emergency meeting as court delays threaten thousands of cases

 

Ontario budget makes province the first in Canada to offer pharmacare to all residents up to the age of 24

 

Ontario Budget 2017: Free prescription drugs for anyone under 25, a first of its kind, Liberals say

 

Trudeau no longer under investigation for cash-for-access fundraisers, but ethics commissioner quiet on reasons why

 

Truck held together with webbing pulled off Hwy 401

 

Does anyone care Ontario Liberals balanced their books? They did it, but for how long

 

Disabled Winnipegger plans human rights complaint after broken elevator leaves him 'trapped' in home

 

Ten things you need to know about the Ontario budget

 

CAPITOL HILL

 

The nation’s capital, where children live in fear

 

 

CENTRAL AMERICA

 

Nicaragua exorcism victim 'starved and beaten before killing'

 

COMMUNIST CHINA 

 

Oops! Chinese defence ministry's PLA poster a big Photoshop fail

 

China convicts US woman held for 'spying'

 

China seeks Russian support on US missile shield

 

China talking with ESA about moon outpost

 

China vows weapons tests as U.S. grapples with "grave" N. Korea threat

 

China Eyes Tighter Sanctions on N. Korea, but Limits Remain

 

China Walks Thin Line Between North Korea and US

 

 Never-before-seen footage of China's nuclear missile submarines as Beijing flaunts its naval power in dramatic propaganda video

 

China Plans a $290 Billion New City

 

China’s Future Aircraft Carrier Force Could Be a Financial Train Wreck

 

First Chinese-Built Aircraft Carrier Is a Signal to the World

 

 

COMMUNIST CUBA

 

Want to Improve Border Security? Seek Better Relations with Cuba.

 

Dad sent to prison for homeschooling his kids

 

 

COMMUNIST NORTH KOREA

 

Hopes growing over dialogue with N. Korea as US softens war talk

 

'The Earth will break': North Korea vows to wipe out US and South Korea with 'five million nuclear bombs' carried by children 

 

US vows to bring Kim Jong-un 'to his senses' amid rising North Korea tensions  (Communist North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un)

 

North Korean official: Nuclear tests will 'never stop

 

U.S. Pushes Sanctions, Diplomacy as North Korea Threat Grows

 

Despite Drumbeat, a War With North Korea Isn’t Brewing

 

US strike on North Korea 'would have cataclysmic consequences'

 

 Dummy diplomacy: North Korean weapons displayed during parade are FAKE and their sunglasses aren't even combat ready, US military expert says

 

CONGRESS

 

House GOP ‘Struggling to Get to Yes’ on Revived Obamacare Repeal

 

Congress Asked to Eliminate $270 Million a Year in Solar Subsidies

 

Analysis: 4 ascendant Democrats leading fight against Trump

 

COURTS

 

Obama Bundler Judge Wrong on Sanctuary City Funding

 

Man sentenced for shooting 5 Black Lives Matter protesters

 

Teacher accused of having threesome with student found not guilty

 

CRIME IN AMERICA

 

Climate of Hate: Trump's Vegas Hotel Hit With Arson Attack

 

Developing: Suspect Of Trump Hotel Arson In Custody

 

Robocop: New York To Put Anti-Crime Robots On Streets

 

Delaware standoff over: Trooper's killer shot dead after barricading himself in home

 

 Elementary teachers charged with bullying student

 

65% of LA Black Population Thinks New Riots Likely        

 

Man arrested for holding neighbor captive in backyard pit

 

Most homicides in U.S. occurred in 5 percent of counties, says study

 

Korean-American photojournalist describes living through LA riots: 'It was horrific'

 

"Stealthing" during sex raises legal, ethical concerns

 

Heroic boy, 11, stabs home invader with a kitchen knife after he kicked the door down and beat his mother 

 

LAPD launches internal inquiry after video shows handcuffed man who appears to be unconscious

 

Ohio Woman Shoots Intruder After He Tackles Her in Her Elderly Parents’ Home

 

Amber Alert issued for boy, 6, allegedly abducted by his mother outside Venice elementary school

 

Fresno shooting suspect charged with murder, targeting 3 victims because of their race, prosecutors say

 

Delaware trooper dies after convenience store shooting 

 

Shocking road rage video shows the moment drivers spill out of their cars and start punching and kicking each other in the middle of the street

 

Report: Chicago shootings hit grim milestone

 

'He wasn't an addict. He made a mistake': Mother shares heartbreaking picture of her dying son, 22, in hospital after he overdosed on fentanyl in a bid to stop the 'out-of-control' epidemic 

 

 

DEATH-PENALTY

 

Eric Frein sentenced to death in trooper ambush

 

Arkansas death row prisoner 'gurgled and snored' during his execution after it took 40 minutes to insert IV lines but officials say the killing was not 'torturous or inhumane'

 

 

DEMOCRATS (MARXISTS)

 

Did Clintons Try to Shut Down Investigation of Foundation Donor w/IRS Audit?

 

Down They Come: Mitch Landrieu’s Revenge  (New Orleans’ mayor stops at nothing to bowdlerize his city’s history.)

 

A Majority of Tom Perriello’s Campaign Funds Are Coming From Outside Virginia  (Tom Perriello, a Democrat candidate for governor in Virginia, has pulled in a majority of his campaign contributions from donors who live outside the state.)

 

The Democratic Party’s ‘Gong Show’

 

De Blasio's latest budget blowout  (Mayor of New York City Bill de Blasio)

 

Democrats are still rushing to extremes

 

Jackie Kennedy's strict diet of an egg for breakfast and cottage cheese for lunch is recounted by her former assistant - who once walked in on her eating ice cream from the tub in the middle of the night

 

 

DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

 

US will investigate aluminum imports as national security hazard

 

DEPARTMENT HOMELAND SECURITY

 

DHS policy raises question about deported Dreamer story

 

DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

 

Congress Seeks Prosecution for Clinton Private Server Company’s Obstruction of Investigations (Congress refers case to Trump DOJ for prosecution.)

 

Sessions vows to press legal fight on sanctuary cities (US Attorney General Jeff Sessions)

 

After announcing MS-13 crackdown, Sessions to visit NY  (US Attorney General Jeff Sessions)

 

Huma Abedin's family under federal investigation

 

 

ECONOMY

 

Earnings lift Nasdaq to record; S&P, Dow drift

 

U.S. Stocks, Dollar Mixed Amid Policy Whirlwind: Markets Wrap

 

Nasdaq ends at record amid earnings deluge

 

Asian shares retreat from highs after Trump tax plan

 

Caution Prevails for Asian Stocks Ahead of BOJ: Markets Wrap

 

Companies cheer Trump tax cuts, but jobs are less certain to follow

 

Trump’s tax plan aims to deliver the jobs America needs

 

U.S. Stocks, Dollar Mixed Amid Policy Whirlwind: Markets Wrap

 

Why Emerging Markets Have Become an Unlikely Haven From Global Risk

 

Gold snaps 3-day losing streakGold snaps 3-day losing streak

 

Homeownership Ready to Rise After Hitting an All-Time Low

 

Dow rally from election to Trump’s first 100 days on track for postwar record

 

10-year Treasury yields slip below 2.30% as ECB leaves policy unchanged

 

EDUCATION

 

How Conservative States Should Handle Academia

 

Coulter Changes Course  (The controversial conservative author has decided not to speak at Berkeley, saying it would not be safe.)

 

At Berkeley, the Mob Wins Again

 

Ann Coulter and “a dark day for free speech in America!”

 

Cowardice at Berkeley

 

Radicals Stop Coulter Speech at Cal-Berkeley

 

Yale Students Have Symbolic Hunger Strike, Eat When Hungry

 

Steady Hand in an Unpredictable Time (James Manning, acting under secretary of education, receives praise from Republicans and Democrats with government experience for his knowledge of the Department of Education and aid programs.)

 

Ann Coulter Gets Support From A Very Liberal Group After Her Speech Was Canceled

 

Q: Who Shouldn't Dress Up as Black Gang Members? (A: White religion professors, as Southwest Baptist Theological Seminary has learned.)

 

College Speaker Whines About Prison But Fails To Mention That She TORTURED AND KILLED A Man

 

Why Germany Educates International Students for Free

 

For Anti-Free Speech Prof, We’re Just Bricks in the Wall

 

Not Just Cash Cows  (Colleges need to focus more on the particular needs of international students, who can often feel as if they are valued merely for the money they bring to their institutions, argues Rick Turner.)

 

Napolitano Deserves Boot Over Latest UC Scandal

 

Inquisitions and Tribunals on America’s Campus

 

When the Rubber Hits the Road to Unobstructed School Choice

 

Berkeley Is Under Attack From Both Sides

 

Trump to pull feds out of K-12 education

 

Lifting Kids to College

 

Let Ann Coulter speak

 

College student claims she was kicked out of gym for this outfit

 

Students' feelings knock out 1st  Amendment at Berkeley

 

Coulter: Colleges Like Berkeley Want to 'Squelch' Conservative Speech

 

EGYPT

 

Sex and business among medieval Cairo’s Jews go on display at Cambridge

 

Pope Francis Makes First Visit to Egypt

 

The Pope Heads to Egypt to Defend Islam

 

ELECTION 2016

 

Barbra Streisand blames sexism for Hillary’s election loss

 

Four out of 10 Americans think Trump's campaign intentionally tried to help Russia influence November's election

 

ENERGY

 

Oil prices finish at lowest level in a month

 

Energy Prices

 

Buffett Gets Caught in Canada-U.S. Coal Fight

 

ENVIRONMENT

 

Report: Cows, chickens taint Shenandoah River with E. coli

 

EURASIA

 

This Little-Known US Ally Could Be Pivotal on Russia, China Policy  (Kazakhstan, the world’s ninth largest country by land mass, sits right in the heart of Eurasia on what is best described as a convergence of global challenges and strategic opportunities for the US.)

 

EUROPE

 

Ukrainian armed forces fully prepared for martial law

 

42% Less Likely to Travel to Europe After Recent Terror Attacks

 

EUROPEAN UNION

 

European stocks snap 6-day win streak as ECB offers no surprises

 

European Union Regulation of Internet Speech Demonstrates Its Secular Trend

 

Iran, Russia accused of abusing Interpol to arrest foes

 

Juncker Backlash: 83,000 Sign Petition Calling for EU President to Resign

 

FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION (FBI) 

 

Andrew Napolitano: Hillary Clinton and the FBI...again

 

Baltimore asks FBI for help: 'Murder is out of control'

 

Comey to testify before Senate Judiciary Committee   (FBI Director James Comey)

 

 

 

FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION (FCC)

 

FCC Chief Opens Door to ‘Fast Lanes’ in Rollback of Web Rules

 

Go, Ajit, Go — Get The Government’s Boot Off The Internet

 

The new FCC chairman plans to dismantle net neutrality rules. Here's why

 

Why I'm trying to change how the FCC regulates the Internet

 

FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION (FDA)

 

FDA cracks down on bogus cancer treatments

 

FRANCE

 

France’s new National Front leader doubted Nazis gassed Jews

 

2 officers shot on French island of Reunion; bomb materials found at Islamist suspect's home

 

French high school pupils clash with police in Paris anti-election demo

 

Marine Le Pen’s narrow path to French victory: Get opponents to stay home

 

How Le Pen can (mathematically) still beat Macron, according to a French physicist

 

Will France elect its own Barack Obama?

 

French Prime Minister's Paris apartment targeted by burglars

 

Why the French shrug off teen romances with teachers

 

 

GERMANY

 

Merkel: Britain should hold no illusions exit will be easy  (German Chancellor Angela Merkel)

 

Germany took in 160 times more Syrian refugees in 2016 than UK

 

Merkel Says EU-Turkey Ties 'Severely Hit' By Ankara Developments

 

Man jailed for attacking rescue workers at site of deadly car crash

 

German Army officer disguised as Syrian refugee arrested over suspected attack plot

 

GLOBAL WARMING

 

Climate Bullies Take to the Streets for ‘People’s Climate March’

 

GOP

 

Portland parade canceled after protesters threaten to rough up Republicans

 

Gillespie, GOP on track to retake Virginia governorship

 

 

HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

 

Trans Activists Want To Destroy This Trump Appointee For Not Being A Radical

 

Trump will continue Obamacare payments, clearing major hurdle on spending bill

 

Insurer Anthem hands feds deadline on crucial ACA subsidies

 

 

HEALTH CARE

 

Autism linked to many other health issues

 

Plan to give health care to every Californian moves forward

 

NY, NJ hotspot for deadly superbug fungus

 

Dental clinic reopens after bacterial outbreaks

 

Opioid-related deaths may be underestimated

 

 

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

 

Chaffetz Taking Leave From Congress for Foot Surgery (US Representative of Utah Jason Chaffetz (R)

 

House Democrats threaten shutdown over Obamacare repeal vote

 

Report: House GOP leaders to kill lawmaker exemption in health care bill  (Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-Wisconsin)

 

House GOP leaders search for votes to pass Obamacare repeal

 

Video: Pelosi breakdown? Garbles words, mispronounces countries in short speech (House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-California)

 

Ryan: 'I Would Be Shocked' If Democrats 'Want to See a Government Shutdown'

 

House GOP plans to buy another week on budget

 

Centrist Republicans face growing pressure on Obamacare repeal

 

House Freedom Caucus endorses Republicans’ revised health care plan; centrists still wary

 

House intelligence panel targets Susan Rice in investigation of political spying operation

 

Republicans launch effort to roll back Dodd-Frank banking regulations

 

Russia investigation 'back on track' after Nunes recusal  (US Representative of California Devin Nunes (R)

 

House Intelligence panel’s Russia probe back on track after rocky start

 

GOP to kill language exempting staff from new ObamaCare repeal bill

 

IMMIGRATION

 

Celebrity Chef Says There's No Legal Way for People to Immigrate to the U.S.


IMMIGRATION AND CUSTOMS ENFORCEMENT (ICE)

 

Gay and HIV-positive Russian native who's been held by ICE for more than a month says he applied for political asylum before he was detained for overstaying his visa

 

 

INDIA

 

India, Pak in war of words over ‘confessional video’ of former Taliban terrorist

 

Centre releases Rs 19k crore from PM's package for J&K

 

Indian steel magnate Sajjan Jindal meets Sharif, sparks speculation of Indo-Pak talks  (Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif)

 

Pakistan to decide on India's request for consular access to Jadhav 'on merit'

 

India objects to Pak raising Kashmir issue at UN forum

 

 

INDONESIA

 

Chain-smoking TWO-year-old, now aged nine, kicks his 40-a-day habit and becomes the star pupil at his primary school

 

INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICES (IRS)

 

IRS Agents Raid The Offices Of Posh-Living Televangelist Benny Hinn

 

 

INTERNET 

 

Report: N.H. lawmaker revealed as founder of misogynistic website

 

IRAN

 

Is Iran secretly developing a nuclear bomb?

 

 

IRAQ

 

Iraq forces retake town of Hatra from IS

 

Foreign Islamic State fighters are 'fighting to the death' in Mosul

 

ISIS weapons being captured by Canadian woman working to disarm terrorists

 

 

ISLAM

 

Sharia, Arkansas Style

 

ISRAEL

 

Israeli-“Palestinian” Arab Conflict Briefing     (Thursday, April 27, 2017)

 

Abbas' appointee: Israel uses sex to fight Arabs and Muslims  (“Palestinian” Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas)

 

Why Netanyahu gave Germany’s FM the Silence treatment  (Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu)

 

Golan tension: Pro-Iran troops move on Quneitra (A Syrian-Iranian-Hizballah force has launched an offensive in southern Syria ready to leap on Israel’s Golan border - in the face of the Israeli defense minister’s warning.)

 

Israel’s intelligence minister urges US to team up with Russia against Iran

 

Bennett wins Jewish Home primaries  (Israeli Education Minister and chairman of the Bayit Yehudi (Jewish Home) party Naftali Bennett)

 

Lebanese man arrested after crossing into northern Israel

 

IDF Tank Destroyed Hamas Post in Gaza Strip (Israel Defense Forces)

 

Intelligence minister appears to confirm Israeli strike on Syria

 

IPS forces assault, transfer hunger-striking Palestinian prisoners on 11th  day of strike

 

Congressman: In Israel, Trump will announce embassy move

 

PA Enforcing Widespread Strike in Solidarity with Prisoners

 

Labor finalizes list of candidate’s for July leadership primary

 

Israel planning massive building spree in Jerusalem

 

Israel scrambles to prevent EU-Arab consensus resolution at UNESCO

 

Fomenting New Hamas-Israel War, PA Stops Payments for Gaza Electricity

 

Terror victim’s mother to court: Withdraw visa of human rights staffer

 

Israeli forces injure, detain several Palestinians in clashes across West Bank (Judea and Samaria)

 

Lawyer jailed for 7.5 years for serving as Hamas agent

 

Watch: How undercover cops nab Arab rioters

 

'I grew up with bereavement and depression,' says singer who lost father in terror attack

 

In Photos: Palestinians launch general strike in support of imprisoned hunger strikers

 

World Bank report: 'Gaza faces financial crisis'

 

Congressional Israel Victory Caucus: No Israel-PA Talks Without Recognition of Jewish State

 

Born as a Muslim - but killed as a Jew

 

Speculation: Israel Bombed Iranian Cargo Planes on Damascus Base Tarmac

 

Israel shells Hamas site in southern Gaza after shots fired towards soldiers 

 

Palestinians must admit defeat, Republican caucus says

 

Syrian Drone Intercepted by Israeli Patriot Missile

 

Palestinian, Jewish voices must jointly challenge Israel’s past

 

Israel may lose Europe in Jerusalem sovereignty battle at UNESCO

 

Israel minister says Damascus blast consistent with country’s policy

 

Russia condemns alleged Israeli missile strike in Syria

 

Israel Wants U.S. To Ensure Iranian Forces Don't Stay In Syria, Minister Tells Reuters

 

The Agenda For the Trump-Abbas Meeting (“Palestinian” Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas)

 

Israel Is the Key to Solving the World’s Water Crisis

 

LOBBYISTS

 

Trump has set out to protect lumber workers. Instead, he’s helping lobbyists.

 

MALAYSIA

 

The compelling new evidence that demands search for MH370 be revived

 

MEDIA 

 

NYT Blames Conservative Targets of Campus Violence for ‘Throwing Themselves’ Into ‘Volatile Situations’

 

CNN analyzes Ivanka Trump's role in WH

 

Current, former Fox News employees speak out against network

 

Fox News host accuses White House of 'covering up Flynn scandal'

 

Fox News in new sexism furor: Now Bill O'Reilly's former sidekick Jesse Watters is slammed for making 'vile' joke about how Ivanka Trump holds a microphone

 

MEDICAL MARIJUANA

 

Study finds increase in illicit pot use, abuse in states that allow medical marijuana

 

MEDICARE

 

No verdict yet in eye doctor's $105M Medicare fraud case

 

MEXICO

 

Mexico Bank intervenes after woman, 116, deemed 'too old' for card

 

 

MIDDLE EAST

 

Two Saudi soldiers killed in rocket attack near Yemen border

 

Yemen govt calls for change in relief routes after Houthi pillaging

 

Exclusive: Isis faces exodus of foreign fighters as its 'caliphate' crumbles

 

On a Par 5 in Dubai, Good Humor and a Respite From All Things Trump

 

MILITARY

 

North Korean crisis 'worst I’ve seen,' top Navy officer warns  (The senior US Navy officer overseeing military operations in the Pacific region told lawmakers Thursday that the North Korean crisis is the worst he’s seen -- testifying that it'...)

 

Northrop to integrate missile countermeasure systems for Air Force, Navy

 

Trump Tells Mattis He Can Use Entire Military To Destroy ISIS   (Secretary of Defense James Mattis)

 

McMaster has much to review in Afghanistan

 

Obama Appointees Still Running the Show at Trump’s VA

 

Pentagon warned Flynn in 2014 against taking foreign payments; IG launches investigation

 

Navy helicopter crashes in ocean near Guam

 

Pacific Command Chief Says U.S. Strike Group Can ‘Easily’ Defend Against North Korean Missile

 

Top reservist commanders warn lawmakers about budget, readiness issues

 

US admiral in hot seat at hearing takes the blame for the Vinson carrier location flap

 

PACOM commander: Funding vital in face of North Korean threat

 

Time Names Defense Sec. Mattis One of Its Most Influential People of 2017

 

US: Turkey gave less than 1 hour notice before Syria strikes

 

Somali pirate gets life in prison for attack on US Navy ship

 

VA limiting new hiring as it aims to widen private care

 

North Korea US commander not confident Pyongyang will refrain from nuclear assault

 

 

NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION (NASA)

 

Cassini spacecraft loses contact with Nasa as it dives through Saturn's rings

 

New NASA spacesuits not ready despite $200M spent

 

 

NEPAL

 

Missing trekker found after 47 days, but girlfriend died

 

NUTRITION

 

Demi Lovato under fire for promoting weight loss tea containing laxative which could irritate colon and remove key nutrients from the bowels

 

 

PAKISTAN

 

Pakistani Girl Kidnapped and Sold into Sex Slavery is Found and Returned Home Where She Is Honor-Killed By Brother for Being Whore

 

Three soldiers killed in IHK at military camp

 

Pakistan accountable for deaths of Iranian border guards: Ministry

 

Nawaz Sharif tried to bribe me: Imran Khan  (Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif)

 

POLLS

 

Nearly half of Americans think there's a 'deep state': Poll

 

PRISONS

 

Pedophile inmates turned prison into child porn marketplace: feds

 

Why America's jails are so overcrowded

 

RELIGION IN AMERICA

 

Breastfeeding mom told to cover up at Va. church to not make men, teens ‘uncomfortable’

 

RUSSIA

 

Putin Warns North Korea Situation Has ‘Seriously Deteriorated’ (Russian President Vladimir V Putin)

 

Russia Steps Up Anti-U.S. Military Propaganda

 

Russian spy ship collides with freighter, sinks in Black Sea

 

Russia Blacklists Group Led by Kremlin Opponent Ahead of Protests

 

Putin And Japan's Abe Discuss Island Dispute, Korea Tensions  

 

Putin, Abe call for quickest restart of talks on Korean settlement  (Japanese Prime Minister  Shinzo Abe)

 

Russia eases visas to lure investors, tourists to Far East

 

32% of Russians Say the Kremlin Protects Human Rights — Poll

 

Russian diplomat accuses White Helmets of supporting terrorism

 

Pressure Mounts As Police Search Moscow Office Of Khodorkovsky NGO

 

Russia’s next-generation strategic bomber to perform debut flight by 2025

 

Religious Freedom Watchdog For the First Time Urges Blacklisting for Russia

 

 

SCIENCE

 

Bill Nye, the Scientism Guy

 

Bill Nye’s View Of Humanity Is Repulsive

 

Science guy? How about smut peddler? (Bill Nye's 'seemingly delighted that that which was once confined to a public toilet wall can now to put on video')

 

Why birth control affects some women more than others: Scientists discover estrogen-heavy pills hamper memory and increase anxiety in females with a certain gene variant

 

 

SECOND AMENDMENT

 

Trump to be first president since Reagan to personally address NRA convention

 

 

SECRET SERVICE

 

Revealed: Secret Service billed taxpayers more than $6,000 for ski passes in Whistler during Ivanka and Jared's luxury Passover break

 

 

SENATE

 

GOP senators not so keen on House's Obamacare repeal

 

Bernie Sanders Ranked Dead Last in Bipartisan Index Rating Lawmakers  (US Senator of Vermont Bernard Sanders (I-Socialist)

 

McCain Calls for Greater US, EU Engagement in Balkans  (US Senator of Arizona John McCain (R)

 

Ted Cruz: Border Wall Is 'Common Sense Issue'…'We Need to Honor That Promise'  (US Senator of Texas Ted Cruz (R)

 

Senators Told North Korea Nuclear Threat Is Urgent

 

Trump advisers propose declaring Obama’s climate deal a ‘treaty,’ sending it to Senate to die

 

Democrats recycle Gorsuch questions for Thapur (Democrats weren’t able to derail Justice Neil M Gorsuch, but they haven’t abandoned the pointed questions they aimed at him, recycling those questions Wednesday for a hearing with appeals court nominee Judge Amul R Thapar.)

 

Sanders: Trump tax plan makes 'rigged' system 'worse'   (US Senator of Vermont Bernie Sanders (I-Socialist)

 

Administration talks tough on North Korea, but frustrated lawmakers want details

 

Labor Nominee Acosta Avoids Filibuster, Moves to Full Senate

 

Senators: We learned ‘very little’ during North Korea briefing

 

United explains passenger removal to senators

 

SOCIALIZED MEDICINE  

 

What If Conservatives Sanction Corps Working on Socialized Medicine?

 

SOCIAL MEDIA

 Facebook’s ‘appalling’ 24-hour post of a baby’s murder

 

Violent Facebook Live suicide is latest in disturbing trend

 

Trump unleashes string of tweets

 

SOCIAL SECURITY

 

Sean Brune: No estimates on how bad Social Security fraud is

 

SOUTH AMERICA

 

Ecuador and the Case of the Liberal Losers

 

Paraguay MPs reject amendment allowing president re-election

 

SOUTH KOREA 

 

Half of fine dust smothering Seoul comes from China, other countries: report

 

Psychology analysis: Moon craves admiration, Ahn recognition

 

Busan to abolish multiple-choice tests at elementary schools

 

Moonrise: The Next South Korean Leader and How He Will Govern

 

Births Dwindle to Record Low in February

 

Accelerated THAAD Deployment Dividing South Korean Presidential Candidates

 

U.S. Starts Setting up THAAD Battery in Korea

 

US, South Korea quick to hug, make up after THAAD ruckus

 

Gender biased language backfires on campaign trail

 

Medical tourists surpass 360,000

 

Economic growth strongest in three quarters

 

Koreans worried 4th industrial revolution will threaten jobs

 

Soda loses its fizz: Coca-Cola to cut 1,200 jobs

 

S. Korean Navy to test unmanned ship

 

PyeongChang going full blast in Olympics preparations

 

SPORTS

 

ESPN yanks poem honoring cop-killer Assata Shakur

 

The Real Story Behind ESPN’s Wednesday Massacre

 

Jeb! and the Fish

 

Lawyer: Hernandez's cellmate request was denied

 

Colin Cowherd: This ‘awful’ day is only the beginning for ESPN

 

Aaron Hernandez joked about suicide weeks ago: prison pal

 

Synthetic marijuana 'K2' found in Aaron Hernandez's body following autopsy after his shocking suicide  

 

Questions linger over Hernandez's relationship with jail "brother"

 

NFL draft prospect in scandal made bad choice

 

NHL Scoreboard

 

MLB Scoreboard

 

NBA Scoreboard

 

 

STATES

 

 

California Attorney General: 'An Executive Order Is Not a Law'

 

Texas House Passes Sanctuary City Bill After Emotional Testimony

 

Storm-related death toll rises to 2 in NC

 

Engineer fined $500 for calling himself 'engineer'  (Beaverton, Oregon, resident Mats Järlström – a Swedish-born electronics engineer by training and previous work experience – is $500 poorer after being fined by an Oregon agency following his attempt to point out a problem in the state’s traffic lights that “puts the public at risk.”)

 

STATE DEPARTMENT

 

Trump Pushed State Dept for Harder Line on Iran

 

SUPREME COURT 

 

Trump’s Gorsuch Success Paves Way for Nation Governed by Lawmakers, Not Judges

 

Gorsuch Puts Down the Left’s Serial Rapist

 

Justices hear dispute over lower-cost biotech drugs sales

 

Trump hints at taking sanctuary cities case to high court

 

SYRIA

 

Is Donald Trump About to Launch an Operation in Southern Syria?

 

‘Huge’ blasts near Damascus airport blamed on Israeli strike

 

Syrian gov't blames Israel after overnight explosion

 

TAIWAN

 

Editorial: F-35 for Taiwan

 

Taiwan could counter Chinese carrier: analysts

 

Cabinet approves cybersecurity bill to protect infrastructure

 

Taiwan president says phone call with Trump can take place again

 

Taiwanese guava farmer hopes to crack into U.S. market

 

Taiwan sets up India Center

 

PTT founder quits high salary Microsoft job in U.S. to launch Taiwan AI Lab

 

 

TAXATION

 

End the Corporate Tax

 

Forget Reagan: Trump’s Tax Plan Is More Like George W. Bush

 

Trump’s Big Tax Reform Plan

 

Trump goes big on tax overhaul plan that would affect most Americans

 

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

 

In new tax plan, Trump promises to do what Reagan couldn’t

 

Tax cut plan a gamble on whether Americans will spend

 

Poll: More say Trump will increase their taxes

 

Trump Proposes Sharply Cutting Tax Rates for Individuals

 

With Trump, Millennials Finally Get Their Tax Cut

 

Realtors, builders worried mortgage interest deduction at risk in Trump tax plan

 

President Trump’s Laughable Plan to Cut His Own Taxes

 

Tax cut plan a gamble on whether Americans will spend

 

7 Key Elements of the White House’s Plan

 

Trump’s tax plan is built on a fairy tale

 

Deficit Hawks Face Moment of Truth  (The White House insists that economic growth will offset its proposed tax cuts, but many economists disagree.)

 

This Isn’t Tax Policy; It’s a Trump-Led Heist  (Ordinary Americans are not the big beneficiaries of his plan.)

 

Economic reality and contradictions beset Trump's tax plan

 

Good and bad news about Trump’s massive tax plan

 

State and local governments express concerns about Trump tax plan

 

TECHNOLOGY

 

New computers 'could delete thoughts without your knowledge'

 

 

TELEVISION

 

‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ Isn’t About Christianity Or Conservatives, It’s About Fundamentalism

 

 

TRADE

 

Trump: I didn't cancel NAFTA because I like Trudeau, Nieto

 

Trump agrees 'not to terminate NAFTA at this time'

 

Trump Aides Embroiled in Debate on How Soon to Move on Nafta

 

Trump considers order that would start process of withdrawing from NAFTA

 

Donald Trump’s Trade Policy Is in Disarray

 

TREASURY DEPARTMENT

 

Mnuchin: Tax plan about "unleashing economic growth"  (Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin)

 

Mnuchin: Trump plan makes taxes simpler, smaller (Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin)

 

TURKEY

 

Turkey’s AKP to hold special congress readmitting Erdogan  (Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan)

 

Turkey's bombing of Yazidis wrecks group's only medical clinic

 

Turkey has major chance to diversify gas portfolio: IEA head

 

Turkish FM to attend EU gathering as union debates track of ties

 

US wants ‘strong, democratic’ Turkey: Ambassador

 

EU-Turkey ties ‘severely hit’ by developments in Ankara: Merkel   (German Chancellor Angela Merkel)

 

Turkish Lira sees sharp increase after surprise rate move

 

Istanbul court accepts indictment against 30 former Zaman newspaper employees

 

Erdoğan says West ‘ignores famine in Africa’

 

US sees Turkey as crucial energy hub: US official

 

PM Yıldırım warns African countries against Gülen movement

 

16 PKK militants ‘neutralized’ in two days in Turkey’s Tunceli

 

Over 9,000 Turkish police officers suspended over suspected links to Gülen

 

Fears of bird flu in Turkey grow after second suspected case

 

40 pct of deaths caused by diseases of circulatory system in 2016: Turkish Statistics Institute

 

Turkey offers condolences over Peshmerga deaths

 

Turkey's Economic Confidence Index in April at highest level since December 2015

 

NATO chief says Turkey must show ‘full respect’ for rule of law

 

UBER

 

Uber driver in Orange County charged with raping his passenger

 

 

UNITED KINGDOM (BRITAIN)

 

FTSE 100 sees first loss in 4 days, but Lloyds climbs after earnings

 

Britain urged to join NAFTA and TPP after Brexit

 

Major University In Britain Kicks Out Christian Student For Quoting The Bible

 

Trump's travel ban playing into hands of extremists: David Cameron (Former British Prime Minister David Cameron)

 

Terror suspect caught with knives outside UK Parliament

 

Boris Johnson: UK likely to strike Syria if US asks  (British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson)

 

General election: Theresa May weighing up cheaper 'double lock' for pensions  (British Prime Minister Theresa May)

 

Boris Johnson: Brexit will boost haggis sales  (British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson)

 

Labour leader a 'mugwump', says Johnson

 

NHS: Children's hospital units close to new patients due to staff shortages

 

Concerns over students' unions' Israel stance

 

Boris Johnson: Britain must 'step up, not step back' in world's trouble spots

 

Dramas and sterling 'to boost UK tourism'

 

'Shocking mistake' :UK to take 130 more lone refugee children in Dubs scheme climbdown

 

Second arrest in car theft death probe

 

College lecturers strike across Scotland over pay deal

 

Puppies stolen while woman in hospital

 

Foreign aid: MPs call for rise in spending on 'global learning crisis'

 

Government accounts 'need to show value'

 

NHS funding squeeze could see drugs firms leave Britain, pharmaceutical industry warns

 

'Downward spiral' UK slips to 40th  place in press freedom rankings

 

Nicola Sturgeon urged to set out indyref2 plan before election  (Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon)

 

'It’s going to be a bloodbath': Tories target high-profile Labour seats

 

Ban parents from pulling children out of religious education classes, Church of England says

 

Teachers: Wipe out student debt after seven years, says thinktank

 

BA offloads British couple at military base over business class row

 

Miners' strike: Amber Rudd pressed to review secret files

 

Almost half of GP surgeries close during work hours, MP committee finds

 

General election: Lib Dem candidate David Ward sacked for 'antisemitic' comments

 

Plain cigarette packaging works, scientists suggest ahead of UK legal clampdown

 

 

UNITED NATIONS

 

US tells UN to put ‘all pressure’ on Russia over Syria

 

UN Interference with Efforts to Repeal and Replace Obamacare

 

UN rights expert to visit Panama after 'Papers' leak

 

United Nations must trash false information on Arab-Jewish conflict

 

War on Press: Another UN Boss Seeks Criminal Charges for Reporter

 

UN envoy eyes new Yemen peace talks before Ramadan

 

Chronic Human Rights Abusers to Review GOP Health Care Plan at United Nations

 

UNITED STATES

 

Today’s Nullification Crisis (Cities can’t declare themselves exempt from federal law.)

 

VENEZUELA 

 

Venezuela says it will quit Organization of American States

 

WHITE HOUSE

 

Trump's First 100 Days Sound A Lot like Bill Clinton's

 

Daily Presidential Tracking Poll

 

Poll: Trump voters stand by the president

 

Trump eyes bid to split up 9th  Circuit court amid sanctuary city, travel ban disputes

 

The education of Donald Trump (The White House remains on a collision course between the president's fixed habits and the demands of his new job.)

 

Trump accuses Democrats of wanting to shut down the government

 

Trump: Mexico, Canada opposed NAFTA pull-out

 

Trump resistance tries to channel its anger

 

Trump orders review of Obama-era land grabs

 

Trump tweets draw 'tidal wave of threats'

 

Trump: Dems want to shutdown the government to bail out Puerto Rico

 

GOP Voters Like Trump’s First 100 Days; Democrats Really Don’t

 

Alex Jones: We Did NOT Elect Ivanka as President

 

Rev. Graham: Christians Will Hold Trump 'To His Word' to End Obamacare Contraceptive Mandate

 

'The Simpsons' spoofs Trump's first 100 days in office

 

Fox poll: Trump approval below 50 percent

 

 CNN/ORC poll: Trump is least popular new president


Trump’s greatest single achievement almost never gets mentioned

 

Bribe Cases, a Jared Kushner Partner and Potential Conflicts

 

It Could Be Worse  (Passing judgment on Trump’s first 100 days.)

 

Teacher's pet! Trump and birthday girl Melania are joined by educators from every state to honor the National Teacher of the Year

 

In praise of President Trump (really)

 

The rise and fall — or maybe renewal? — of the White House correspondents’ dinner

 

Donald Trump Is a Real Republican, and That’s a Good Thing

 

Clinton White House veterans explain how Trump could turn things around

 

Melania ‘never wanted this’: report

 

'A wonderful example of kindness and grace for us all': Ivanka pays gushing birthday tribute to 'incredible step-mom' Melania after report claimed the pair have a frosty relationship

 

WORLD BANK

 

Ivanka Trump to Discuss Fund for Women With World Bank

 

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