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Friday, April 28, 2017

 

CELEBRATING 240  YEARS OF LIBERTY AND FREEDOM  

 

 

In Today’s Issue: 

 

ABORTION

 

Montana Gov. Steve Bullock Will Veto Bill Banning Late-Term Abortions on Babies After 20 Weeks

 

Watch: Public HS Admin Curses Out Pro-Life Teens: ‘I Don’t Give A F*** What You Think Jesus Tells Me!'

 

President Trump’s Budget Will Cut a Pro-Abortion Gender Office Obama Started

 

Trump names anti-abortion leader Yoest to top HHS post

 

President Trump Names Pro-Life Leader to Key HHS Post, Replacing a Planned Parenthood Activist

 

Planned Parenthood Touts Grandmas for Abortion

 

Woman Forced 12-Year-Old Into Prostitution, Made Her Have an Abortion After She Became Pregnant

 

Democrats Out of Step with Popular Opinion on Abortion

 

President Donald Trump Gets an A+ on Pro-Life Issues During His First 100 Days in Office

 

Abortion is the termination of a human life

 

Planned Parenthood Killed His Sister in a Botched Abortion, Now He’s Demanding Justice

 

Ben Shapiro: Democrats Use Abortion As Birth Control

 

Pro-Life Senator Slams the Pro-Abortion Media: “There’s Just Not Honesty”

 

Women 'to lose legal right to abortion under Donald Trump'

 

Wendy Davis: Notion That Human Life Begins at Conception is “Absurd”

 

Group launches site to help women self-induce abortions at home, citing restrictive U.S. laws

 

Democrats Debate Litmus Test Requiring Candidates to Support Abortion

 

Spreading Plan C to End Pregnancy

 

The Abortion Party: 79 Democrats Voted to Ban Partial-Birth Abortions in 2003, Just 7 Voted to Ban Late Abortions in 2015

 

Building With Abortion Clinic Evacuated After Fireworks Explode, Bomb Threat

 

Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens Fighting to Stop St Louis From Becoming a “Sanctuary City for Abortion”

 

AFGHANISTAN

 

Taliban’s spring offensive under way

 

Former Afghan Warlord Hekmatyar Holds First Meetings With Government Since Peace Deal

 

Afghan Taliban: Our spring offensive will be more than military

 

AFRICA

 

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

 

World Bank And IMF Get African Development Wrong, Again

 

AIRLINES

 

‘I tried to hold it’: Flyer says Delta kicked him off plane for restroom use

 

AIRPORTS

 

O'Hare security chief fired weeks after United flub

 

AMTRAK

 

Take Penn Station away from Amtrak

 

ANTI-SEMITISM

 

‘Anti-Semitic’ NY city council candidate says more anti-Semitic things

 

South Carolina Senate Committee Unanimously Approves Campus Anti-Semitism Bill

 

ARCTIC

 

1 critical after 5 go thru ice in Arctic Norway

 

ASIA

 

ASEAN Summit Sidesteps China Threat

 

AUSTRALIA

 

ASX buoyed by corporate earnings

 

The Australian Dollar Tends to Struggle in May

 

Why only some boys are better at maths

 

AUTO INDUSTRY

 

Toyota recalls 228,000 pickups

 

Take your Zuckerberg to work day! Facebook founder spends the day at the Ford plant in Michigan helping build a pickup truck as his tour of America continues

 

AUTO INSURANCE

 

Your auto insurance may pay for someone's $10,000 massage therapy

 

 

BALKANS

 

Dozens injured as riot erupts in Macedonian parliament

 

West Condemns Macedonian Violence As Balkan Tensions Rise

 

Macedonia Protesters storm parliament and attack MPs

 

BIG GOVERNMENT

 

Bringing Accountability to ‘Zombie’ Appropriations, a Key Driver of Federal Waste

 

Study: Obama Imposed $4B More in Regulations Than Trump Did During First 100 Days

 

CANADA

 

Toronto index rises while New York markets drop

 

TSX bounces on broad rally led by gold miners, financials

 

Most actively traded companies on the TSX

 

970 People Were Killed Killed in Canada Last Year in Euthanasia or Assisted Suicide

 

$600,000 needed for girl's out-of-country liver transplant

 

Sajjan expresses 'regret' for claiming to be architect of key battle against Taliban (Defense Minister Harjit Sajjan)

 

Jailed seven years by Canada, Kashif Ali now walks free

 

Vancouver begins controversial natural gas restrictions

 

Canada restarts free trade negotiations with South American trading bloc

 

Military reveals hundreds of cases of harmful sexual behaviour in ranks

 

Ontario Liberals bullish after balancing budget as election looms

 

Saskatchewan’s Catholic school boards to appeal ruling on funding

 

Dramatic drop in number of 'unfounded' sexual assaults in Canadian Forces: DND report

 

Fort McMurray man wins lottery months after losing home

 

Delayed corruption probe sparks questions in Quebec

 

Canada can’t afford to lose a generation of top research talent

 

Home Capital says another $290M was withdrawn from its savings accounts Thursday

 

The elder Trudeau had it almost right. Now, Canada must be aware of the elephant's every tweet

 

Canadian GDP flat in February after hot start to 2017

 

Canadian border agents at Toronto’s Pearson airport arrested on suspicion of drug smuggling

 

Principal orders students not to talk about 13 Reasons Why at school

 

Canadian Forces to review allegations of sexual misconduct

 

Toronto art exhibit is window into experiences of Jewish and Muslim women

 

CHRISTIANITY

 

Why Christians Vex Muslims and Fascists

 

COLD WAR

 

New 'Cold' War? Russia touts Arctic military base, as US struggles to catch up

 

CLIMATE

 

It’s not just droughts, but nearly all extreme weather is declining or at or near record lows

 

COMMUNISM

 

Fascists Against Fascism  (The Communists who founded Refuse Fascism say anyone who disagrees with them is … a fascist.)

 

COMMUNIST CHINA 

 

China’s Angriest Newspaper Doesn’t Speak for China

 

China and North Korea at the edge of patience: A view from the border

 

Is This China's Next Threat to U.S. National Security?

 

US talk about Koreas draws China silence

 

Meet the Google Alum Who Created China's Facebook-Groupon Mashup

 

China says it will carry out live fire drills and test new weapons as it bids to 'safeguard national security' in the wake of US and South Korea's military maneuvers 

 

China builds a $100 million garden to make a bold statement in Washington

 

China bans list of Islamic names in Xinjiang region

 

 

COMMUNIST NORTH KOREA

 

North Korea's latest ballistic missile launch failed: report

 

North Korea defies US to test-fire missile: Reports

 

North Korea: Russia, China warn of consequences as US mounts

 

SE Asia voices 'grave concern' on N. Korea despite appeal

 

U.S. strike on North Korea could trigger "catastrophic retaliation"

 

Trump Tells Reuters 'Major Conflict' With North Korea Possible

 

World keeping watch on volatile Kim Jong Un (Communist North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un)

 

No one really knows anything about Kim Jong Un’s wife

 

North Korea obliterates US Capitol and puts the White House in crosshairs in terrifying World War 3 video mock-up 

 

North Korean airline’s meal sounds like the most disgusting thing ever

 

CONGRESS

 

Democrats Not Happy With Their Party's Attempts to Block Trump

 

The Democrats’ First 100 Days

 

GOP deals with Dems to avoid government shutdown

 

Congress soon could make it harder for rich people to move to the U.S.

 

Congress sick and tired of short-term spending bills

 

 

CONGRESSIONAL BUDGET OFFICE (CBO)

 

Contract Out The Congressional Budget Office

 

COURTS

 

Court suspends action on Obama’s climate rule

 

Report: Federal Grand Jury Issued Subpoenas In Hillary Clinton Email Case

 

Court: Employers can pay women less based on this

 

South Dakota man sues Coca-Cola after he 'found a DEAD MOUSE in a can of Coke that made him sick'

 

Tennessee boy's family sue his former high school for $4.5million after married female janitor, 29, 'pulled the 16-year-old into a room and raped him'

 

Atlanta attorney indicted on murder charges seven months after fatally shooting his wife from the backseat of the car - which he claimed was an accident

 

Infowars' Alex Jones loses child custody battle

 

CRASH TEST DUMMIES

 

Crash test dummies may get heavier to protect heavier Americans

 

 

CRIME IN AMERICA

 

Smugglers allegedly caught with almost $400,000 worth of cocaine taped to their legs at N.Y. airport

 

Kansas City Jimmy John's worker calmly hands over cash with gun to his head

 

Toddler's body found in "deplorable" conditions in home

 

Street gang MS-13 grips Long Island suburbs in violence

 

Massive Explosives Found in US Home

 

Student injured in machete attack at coffee shop

 

Miami police officer accused of terrorizing 19-year-old woman

 

Federal law doesn’t require healthcare providers to report FGM despite half a million at risk

 

What I Learned About Civil Unrest During The Los Angeles Riots 25 Years Ago

 

Second man charged in fatal shooting of judge in Chicago

 

86-year-old woman beaten to death on high school track

 

Man admits killing Food Network contestant, husband

 

Portland and Berkeley: Sanctuary Cities for Leftist Violence

 

Phyllis Chesler: FGM is illegal in the United States. So why is it still happening here?

 

Shocking footage shows group of high school bullies savagely beating a girl, 12, in the bathroom, leaving her with severe head injuries

 

Why buying illegal drugs is immoral

 

2% of counties have morethan 1/2 nation's homicides

 

Police arrest at least six Berkeley protesters as tense demonstrations continue just one day after Ann Coulter's campus talk was canceled

 

Don’t Let the N.Y.P.D. Co-opt Body Cameras

 

Eighth-grader sold pot-laced gummy bears to fellow students, authorities say

 

Boy, 17, killed his 13-year-old sister on her birthday when he aimed a loaded gun at her head 'for a joke' and fired after they hugged

 

After Hate Crimes, Victims Get Stuck With the Bill

 

 

CRONY CAPITALISM

 

The Ancient March from Crony Capitalism to Statism

 

DEATH-PENALTY

 

Arkansas governor dismisses calls for full execution probe

 

Arkansas execution "horrifying," attorney says after inmate convulses

 

Arkansas executes 4th  man in week

 

An Arkansas death-row inmate took her father’s life. Here’s why she doesn’t want the killer executed.

 

 

DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL COMMITTEE (DNC)

 

No one is assigned to Jewish outreach at the DNC. Who ya gonna call?

 

DEMOCRATS (MARXISTS)

 

Amid Controversy, Obama Makes Another $400K Pay Day

 

Greedy Grifters Barack & Michelle Obama Robbing Blind the Party That Made Them

 

Actually, It’s Totally Fine That Obama Is Being Paid $400,000 to Give a ‘Wall Street Speech’

 

Michelle Obama explains why she probably will never run for office

 

The Jacobins of the Democratic Party

 

California Democrats Make Armenian Genocide Remembrance Day Disappear

 

The Obamas face the paid-speaking circuit — and all the questions that come with it

 

Clinton Donor, Obama Ambassador Pays Millions to Settle Silicon Valley Fraud Case

 

Democrats seeking revenge prepare to mark 100 days of ‘resistance’

 

Obama Turns Out To Be A Greedy One-Percenter

 

DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

 

Sessions Says DOJ Will Appeal Judge’s Ruling Blocking “Sanctuary Cities” Executive Order  (US Attorney General Jeff Sessions)

 

 Sessions recuses himself from any Michael Flynn investigation

 

Sessions helps stabilize volatile Justice Department in first 100 days (US Attorney General Jeff Sessions)

 

 

ECONOMY

 

Dow’s rally from election to Trump’s first 100 days is a postwar record

 

U.S. Stocks Mixed as Traders Look Past GDP Report: Markets Wrap

 

Wall Street slightly lower as weak GDP data weighs

 

Americans' Fears of Being Laid Off at Record Low

 

GDP Increases 0.7% in First Quarter of 2017, Below Expectations

 

Weak economy collides with Trump's lofty rhetoric

 

In first 100 days, a reversal of fortune for Trump favorites on Wall Street

 

Is inflation hotter than the market will admit? Bond panel can’t quite agree

 

Asian stocks tick up, euro subdued as ECB maintains easing bias

 

U.S. first quarter growth weakest in three years as consumer spending falters

 

Gold ends April with modest monthly gain

 

Fatter Paychecks Set to Perk Up U.S. Growth

 

GDP Growth Has Not Topped 2.7% in Record 11 Years

 

 

EDUCATION

 

Coulter: Everyone Who Should've Defended Free Speech 'Ran Away With Their Tails Between Their Legs'

 

Hannity, Ingraham Propose ‘Massive’ Free Speech Tour of Liberal College Campuses With Coulter, Limbaugh, Levin

 

Berkeley Forgets Its Purpose

 

College student credits his Apple Watch for saving his life

 

Political Violence from the Left Comes to Campus — Again

 

Should you roll your student loans into your mortgage?

 

Video: Students Compare Trump’s Policies To Nazis… Except They Are Really Obama’s Policies

Purdue's Bold Move (Indiana institution acquires Kaplan University and its 32,000 students in an unprecedented move to enter online education as many large for-profits continue to slump.)

 

The Spreading Tentacles of Censorship  (Add one more name to the honor role of victims of campus fascism, this time at the University of Arkansas Law School. )

 

 

Diminishing Returns for Tuition Discounting  (Net tuition revenue per full-time equivalent student decreased after unrestricted tuition discount rates hit 28.7 percent.)

 

Can Early Experiences With Computers, Robots Increase STEM Interest Among Young Girls?

 

Not in My Classroom  (Study suggests professors widely oppose campus carry as inimical to academic freedom, but fewer would alter their teaching habits under the law.)

 

The Golden Key to Social Mobility  (It is not coincidental that education is a major political issue in Britain, as in the US.)

 

Moonlighting While Accreditation Fell Through  (Community college faces students upset that they can't be licensed after a professor -- fired this week -- reportedly didn't have time to deal with accreditor, despite having time to teach online at two for-profit institutions.)

 

What is the Law on Campus Free Speech and What Should Berkeley—and all Universities—Do to Protect It?

 

Yale Grad Students Go on ‘Symbolic’ Hunger Strike Where They’re Allowed to Eat

 

Ann Coulter didn't show up at UC Berkeley, but protesters did

 

Exposed: Youtube Star Hunter Avallone Exposes Hood College’s Censorship of Conservatives (Video)

 

Coulter the latest target of liberal attack on free speech

 

Berkeley GOP Club Atty: Berkeley Democrat Mayor & UC Berkeley Devised Plan to Ban Conservative Speakers (Video)

 

Parents slam Minnesota high school for saying they would BAN the trap team's yearbook photo because they are holding guns 

 

Berkeley Is Under Attack From Both Sides

 

Next to Berkeley’s fascists, Ann Coulter is a liberal

 

University of Virginia Study: 20% of Trump Voters Were former Obama Voters (Video)

 

 

EGYPT

 

In Egypt, Meeting with Sunni Muslim Leaders, Pope Francis Must Speak Up


Pope Francis at Al Azhar: Religious leaders must unite to defeat ‘barbarity'

 

ELECTION 2020

 

Will 2020 be another 1972 for Democrats?

 

ENERGY

 

Oil logs a gain, but suffers 2nd straight monthly loss

 

Energy Prices

 

U.S. gasoline demand falls for second straight month: EIA

 

Trump order could open California coast, Arctic to new oil and gas drilling

 

5 things that will drive oil prices in May

 

Revived Pipeline Divides Nebraska, Again

 

Coal Mine Reality for President Trump

 

ENVIRONMENT

 

Mass die-off of whales in Atlantic alarming scientists who have no clear idea of why it’s happening

 

 

EUROPE

 

Putin and Poroshenko Still Talk Regularly, But Kiev Would Rather Ukrainians Didn't Know  (Russian President Vladimir V Putin/ Ukraine President Petro Poroshenko)

 

 

EUROPEAN UNION

 

European stocks drop for second day as euro rises after inflation data

 

EU defence cooperation speeding up: Mogherini  (EU defense integration is advancing faster than in other areas and could see key decisions made this year to boost cooperation, diplomatic chief Federica Mogherini said Thursday.)

 

Inflation surge doesn't help Draghi

 

Another victim dies after truck terror attack in Stockholm

 

Senior doctor resigns over plan to hand Dublin hospital to order of nuns

 

Europe could allow a united Ireland to join EU after Brexit

 

EUTHANASIA

 

Hospital Threatens to Remove Baby’s Life Support , Won’t Let Parents Take Him Elsewhere for Treatment

 

FEDERAL BUDGET

 

It Will Take An Ax, Not A Scalpel, To Control Federal Spending

 

FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION (FBI) 

 

FBI Agent Testifies Money From Fake Charity Went Into Former Rep. Brown’s (D-Florida) Personal Account

 

 

FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION (FCC)

 

Exclusive—FCC Chairman: ‘We Need an Open and Free Internet for the 21st  Century

 

 

FEDERAL DEFICIT

 

Larry Fink Says U.S. on Path to 'Exploding' Deficits

 

FOREIGN POLICY

 

Trump Foreign Policy Gets Tough Scrutiny at 100-day Mark

 

Trump’s unconventional foreign policy makes consequential impact in first 100 days

 

FOUNDING FATHERS

 

The American Founders Knew A Virtuous Republic Requires Virtuous People

 

FRANCE

 

French Jewish leader demands police probe death of Jewish woman as murder

 

Le Pen denounces Holocaust doubters  (French presidential candidate says she "abhors" Holocaust doubters following her deputy's expression of skepticism about Nazi gas chambers.)

 

Racism, anti-Semitism and WWII move to center stage for France’s rival candidates

 

The French Jewish community's hardening position against Le Pen

 

Emmanuel Macron Vows to Avoid ‘The Mistake Hillary Clinton Made’ in Presidential Campaign

 

French media slam Le Pen lockout while Macron bans Russian news sites

 

French teenagers protest at candidates

 

French workers fear their poor English is harming their career chances

 

France's wartime past intrudes into presidential election race

 

Paris gives green light to mass rollerblading rallies after lifting ban

 

GERMANY

 

In a restless Germany, a new generation tires of the ‘never ending shame’ for Nazi crimes

 

Merkel To Meet Putin In Sochi To Discuss Ukraine, Syria  (German Chancellor Angela Merkel/Russian President Vladimir V Putin)

 

Govt could block Turks from voting in Germany on death penalty

 

German Companies Silent on Iran’s Holocaust Denial Following Call to Cease Business

 

Italy claims to break up Berlin terror cell linked to Christmas market attacker

 

Former German chancellor Helmut Kohl awarded €1m damages over biography

 

Young men drive over Egyptian student then mock her as she lies dying, witnesses say

 

German parliament backs partial burka ban

 

German-Israeli Relations Take a Turn for the Worse

 

German Lower Parliament OKs Partial Full-Burqa Ban

 

The Double Life of a Right-Wing Terror Suspect 

 

GLOBAL WARMING

 

Sowing Climate Doubt Among Schoolteachers

 

GOP

 

Former President George H.W. Bush released after latest hospital stay

 

Wisconsin Republicans Push Bill To Punish Students Or Faculty Who Block Free Speech On Campus After Protesters Invade Shapiro Event

 

Kasich: 'Taking out' North Korean leadership better than dropping a bomb  (Governor of Ohio John Kasich)

 

Bo Dietl has no business running for mayor (New York City)

 

 

GOVERNMENT ACCOUNTABILITY OFFICE (GAO)

 

Feds Spent $13.5 Million on Vehicles It Doesn’t Know It Needs

 

 

HEALTH CARE

 

Woman contracts rare parasitic hookworm in paradise

 

Doctors Strangled by Bureaucracy

 

No Zika found in Florida mosquito samples so far

 

California's Road To Single-Payer Ruin

 

HOLLYWOOD

 

Joss Whedon Mocks Cancer Survivors In Ugly Attack on Trump and Ryan

 

'Miracle' actor Michael Mantenuto found dead at 35

 

Disgusting! Hollywood Director Mocks and Sexualizes Teenage Cancer Survivors

 

HOMOSEXUALITY

 

LGBT group took millions from gov’t, ‘spent lavishly’ on computers, meals

 

Rev. Graham: 'Homosexuality is Defined by God as Sin' -- The 'Conversion Therapy' is Jesus

 

 

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

 

House approves stopgap spending bill to avert shutdown

 

‘The Avengers’ Director Receives Backlash for Joke Involving Child Cancer Survivors Meeting With Paul Ryan  (Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-Wisconsin)

 

Paul Ryan Under Fire as Health Care Is Delayed Again

 

Dem Congressman: North Korea Could Smuggle Nuke Into U.S. in ‘Bale of Marijuana’

 

Freedom Caucus Endorses Amended ObamaCare Replacement

 

Why can't House repeal Obamacare? Because a lot of Republicans don't want to

 

Health Bill Vote Scrapped for Now as G.O.P. Support Wanes

 

GOP backs off a health-care push that threatened deal to avert shutdown

 

Poll: Gianforte Leads Quist by 15 Points in Montana House Race

 

Congressional Israel Victory Caucus’ launch by Republicans reinforces support for Israel

 

Maxine Waters: L.A. Riots Were an ‘Insurrection,’ ‘Defining Moment’ in Black Resistance (US Representative of California Maxine Waters (D)

 

Lawmakers: Trump administration needs comprehensive Syria strategy

 

Three Strikes Means You’re Out, Speaker Ryan  (Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-Wisconsin)

 

 

IMMIGRATION

 

H-1B Reform Could Make Tech Jobs More Competitive for American Workers

 

Immigrants plan May rallies after Trump opposition

 

Finding Sanctuary… Cities


IMMIGRATION AND CUSTOMS ENFORCEMENT (ICE)

 

Trump's immigration crackdown is well underway

 

Hoax Reports of Space Aliens Flood Immigration Hotline

 

INDIA

 

Indian police killed a protester in IHK

 

Indian police must not become cannon fodder for Maoists

 

Iran offers India to run phase one of Chabahar Port

 

India, Cyprus ink four pacts, including one for air services

 

Powerful figures in Bollywood films confront violence against women in India

 

'I'm an ISI agent, want to quit and stay in India'

 

Major reservoirs in south India have only 10% of their total storage

 

India to supply only food, medicine to North Korea

 

INDONESIA

 

Pence: “Indonesia’s tradition of moderate Islam, frankly, is an inspiration to the world” (US Vice-President Mike Pence)

 

 

INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICES (IRS)

 

Five hundred people will get duplicate tax refund checks - but they can only cash one of them, officials warn

           

INTERNET 

 

Controlling the nation’s internet

 

IRAN

 

Suspect Iranian flights spotted in Syria ahead of missile strike

 

IRAQ

 

Iraq seizes 'world's largest' ransom on route to royal kidnappers

 

ISLAM

 

Germaine Greer justifies child marriage, says female genital mutilation is “not Islam”

 

Dr. Jihad's prescription for a Muslim America

 

 

ISRAEL

 

Israeli-“Palestinian” Arab Conflict Briefing     (Friday, April 28, 2017)

 

Netanyahu's bold move against Western diplomatic warfare  (Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu)

 

Merkel backs Foreign Minister's meeting with leftists  (German Chancellor Angela Merkel)

 

US Consulate Releases Warning Due to Arab Violence

 

UNRWA Commissioner-General: We Are Not Planning Curricular Changes In Our Schools

 

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

 

Eyeing his trip to Trump, Abbas takes on Hamas, reins in hunger-strike protests

 

Revealed: Land Broker Handed to PA by B’Tselem, Ta’ayush Agents Died of Torture

 

PM: ‘Insensitive’ of German FM to meet leftist NGOs near Holocaust Remembrance Day

 

Tens of Palestinians injured as clashes erupt on 'Day of Rage' across occupied West Bank (Judea and Samaria)

 

Jerusalem mayor: Arabs live better in this city than anywhere else in Mideast

 

Yes, It’s Yet Another Arab Day of Rage

 

Police prevent left-wing rally at outpost against settler violence

 

Sit-ins organized in Palestinian territory, Israel, Venezuela in solidarity with hunger strike

 

Israel said pushing for massive East Jerusalem expansion as Trump visits

 

Jewish, Christian Educators Protest Tuft’s BDS Endorsement on Passover

 

Israeli Arab singer ‘honored’ to perform at Memorial Day

 

Israeli gas canister sparks fire in Nablus-area village, causing severe damage

 

97 new fallen to be commemorated this Memorial

 

Israel’s New National Memorial Hall Honors 23,544 Fallen

 

Footage shows elderly woman hurling racist abuse

 

Abbas meets with families of Palestinian hunger strikers in Ramallah

 

Palestinians say dozens wounded at protests for prisoners

 

Pro-BDS Students Sue Fordham University Over Rejection of Students for Justice in Palestine

 

Liberman: Ties between Israel, Arab states 'more crucial for them than us'  (Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman)

 

If Trump Visits Israel He May or May Not Move Embassy, Make Peace

 

Outrage over German Foreign Minister's alleged belittling of Holocaust

 

Watch: Naftali Bennett’s Victory Speech (and Branski’s Concession) (Israeli Education Minister and chairman of the Bayit Yehudi (Jewish Home) party Naftali Bennett)

 

Trump: I want to see peace with Israel and the Palestinians

 

Palestinians say dozens wounded at protests for prisoners

 

Why Palestinians are posting videos of themselves drinking salt water

 

Israeli ambassador speaks of fresh peace initiative

 

 

JAPAN

 

Japan plans to block North Korean terrorists, report says

 

Olympus wins US$529m damages from six former executives

 

LEBANON

 

The drums are beating for a third Lebanon war

 

LIBERALISM

 

Left-Wing Thugs Force Cancellation of Portland Parade

 

MEDIA 

 

Trump's Love-Hate Relationship with the Gray Lady

 

Bozell: Honoring Univision Anchor for Excellence Puts Media's 'Credibility in the Toilet'

 

Federal probe into Fox News takes new turn

 

Did Sean Hannity Unwittingly Tweet Out His Own Pink Slip?

 

New York Times Op-Ed Denounces the Asian Salad as ‘Racist’

 

The Left-Wing Takeover of Fox News

 

Dan Rather, Fake Newsman


Liberal Hate? Times, CNN, and Fox News Sued for Racial Discrimination

 

What the press still doesn’t get about Trump

 

When Bill O’Reilly Misled His Viewers

 

Watters announces vacation after Ivanka Trump comments

 

Sean Hannity Leads Fight Against Media Fascism

 

Sean Hannity warns of 'end of FNC as we know it'

 

New York Times Hosts Anti-Israel Roger Waters

 

Huh? New York Times blames Coulter for Berkeley riot threats

 

Breitbart sees potential to expand in Europe amid French, German elections

 

Hannity Brazenly Defends Embattled Fox News Leader

 

MEXICO

 

Mexico Assembles Team for All-Out Legal Assault on Border Wall

 

MIDDLE EAST

 

Coalition planes drop food, medical supplies in besieged Taiz  (Abdullah al-Rabiah, supervisor-general of the King Salman Center for Humanitarian Aid and Relief, revealed that Saudi Arabia is distributing aid throughout Yemen, including the areas controlled by Houthi militias.)

 

 

MILITARY

 

Video Interview: How Likely Will America Find Itself in Another Korean War?

 

Rockwell Collins gets contract for improved cyber security

 

Why alleged victims of Marines nude photo scandal are upset

 

U.S. Air Force seeks hackers to test the security of its web portals

 

Thousands of US troops deploying to Afghanistan, Europe this summer

 

Seven sailors on USS Hué City to be punished for inappropriate relationship

 

Air Force Academy's 1st  female superintendent stepping down

 

Trump orders the VA to create new office to weed out bad workers

 

MINIMUM WAGE

 

Harvard Study Finds Restaurants More Likely to Close, Less Likely to Open After Wage Hikes

 

NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION (NASA)

 

Images from first-ever dive into Saturn's rings

 

NATIONAL SECURITY AGENCY

 

N.S.A. Halts Collection of Americans’ Emails About Foreign Targets

 

NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISER

 

Michael Flynn’s fall tells a much bigger story

 

 

NORTH ATLANTIC TREATY ORGANIZATION (NATO)

 

Montenegro Ratifies Pact On NATO Membership  

 

Montenegro to ratify Nato membership

 

PAKISTAN

 

China has Pakistan over a barrel on ‘One Belt One Road’

 

Pakistan: Teen girl forced into sex slavery, then murdered by Muslim brother for “illicit relationships with some men”

 

Why failing to pay the power bill imperils Pakistani economy

 

China staving off Pakistan crisis with US$1.2b loans

 

Pakistan: Thousands of activists rally against PM Sharif

 

After a long break Pak-Afghan talks resumed

 

US should review its options for dealing with Pakistan: Experts

 

Five terrorists killed in an operation across country

 

'Sajjan Jindal secretly meets Nawaz Sharif in Pakistan's Murree, violates visa', says Pakistani media

 

China to finance Karachi-Peshawar Railway Line

 

 

PARENTING

 

Time to call off the war on parenting

 

PHILIPPINES

 

Killing complaint casts a pall over Duterte’s summit (President Rodrigo Duterte)

 

Secret Cell Found in Philippines Police Station

 

PORNOGRAPHY

 

Bill O’Reilly, Fox News, and the pornification of conservative media

 

PRESCRIPTION DRUGS

   

How to safely trash opioids, old prescription drugs              

 

PRISONS

 

Female prison guard, 29, killed in brutal assault 'by a convicted murderer serving life behind bars'

 

 

PRODUCT RECALL

 

 

Organic pet food company recalls products over fears they contain a EUTHANASIA drug 

 

 

RACE RELATIONS

 

How multiracial Americans reflect the broader state of U.S. race relations

 

RESTAURANT INDUSTRY

 

Waffle House co-founder, 98, dies just weeks after the business partner he started the chain with passed away 

 

RETIREMENT

 

More US Nonretirees Expect Comfortable Retirement

 

RUSSIA

 

Keep Your Eyes on the Protests in Russia’s Provinces

 

Putin’s Paradise (Russian President Vladimir V Putin; Russia’s record $50 billion Sochi Olympics spawned a lavish new resort—but will it survive?)

 

How Pokemon Go Led a Russian Blogger to Prison

 

Opponents Of Moscow Apartment Demolition Plan Targeted In Attacks

 

Dozens of Cows Starve to Death, Littering the Countryside of This Russian Village

 

Russia blames the U.S. after protesters storm Macedonia’s parliament

 

Moscow deeply regrets Montenegro’s decision to join NATO

 

Russian Hooligans’ Toughest Opponents? Russia’s Police

 

Russia checks Aerospace Force for readiness to defend facilities against advanced weapons

 

Moscow Activist Blinded in Chemical Attack

 

Russian diplomat says use of military force against North Korean unacceptable, dangerous


Really, Vlad? Putin calls on countries to 'refrain from military rhetoric' over Korea - as his armored divisions polish up their tanks for Victory Day Parade  
(Russian President Vladimir V Putin)

 

SCIENCE

 

Behind Ernest Hemingway’s suicide, nine concussions that incapacitated his brain, forensic psychiatrist says

 

Let's penalize people for having 'extra kids' -- Bill Nye's outrageous idea

 

Watch: Bill Nye Used To Know That Chromosomes Determined Gender

 

21,587 Reasons to Fix Forensic Science

 

 

SECOND AMENDMENT

 

Trump to NRA: 8-year assault on your freedoms has ended

 

More Now Say It’s Too Easy to Get a Gun

 

More Guns, Less Crime Redux

 

NRA determined to turn major election wins into permanent gun rights for Americans

 

Dems adopt new tactic for gun confiscation

 

Challenging inaccurate information about guns

 

 

SENIORS

 

Automated calls give police a way to check on seniors living on their own

 

SENATE

 

All 100 Senators Sign Letter to UN Asking for Equal Treatment of Israel

 

Bernie Sanders blasts Trump's "hypocrisy"  (US Senator of Vermont Bernie Sanders (I-Socialist)

 

Schumer surprised that Trump hasn't fought for border wall funding  (Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-New York)

 

The CREATES Act Is Back (The search for cheap drugs inspires a good display of bipartisanship.)

 

The knives are out! Elizabeth Warren turns on Obama, she’s ‘troubled’ by $400K Wall Street speech (US Senator of Massachusetts Elizabeth Warren (D)

 

Acosta Is New Secretary of Labor

 

Senate Democrats block quick vote on stopgap spending bill

 

Bernie Sanders Senator takes aim at Trump on climate ahead of march in DC (US Senator of Vermont Bernie Sanders (I-Socialist)

 

Watch: Al Franken (D-Minnesota) leaps out at Cory Booker (D-New Jersey) in birthday surprise

 

 

SOCIAL MEDIA

 

Beyond 'Fake News:' Facebook Fights 'Information Operations'

 

Facebook Governments exploited us to spread propaganda, company admits

 

Susan Rice’s Revealing Twitter Account (It is clear from it that former National Security Adviser Susan Rice is still proud of spying on Trump.)

 

 

SOUTH AMERICA

 

Clashes in Rio as workers protest austerity

 

SOUTH KOREA 

 

U.S. and S. Korea reaffirm 'solid joint defense posture', as Trump warns of 'major, major conflict'

 

New Apache helicopter participates in US-South Korean exercises

 

South Korea Rejects Trump’s $1B THAAD Demand

 

AP Fact Check: US Anti-Missile System in S. Korea Has Limits

 

THAAD Battery to Be up and Running 'in a Few Days'

 

Insect as food growing popular in Korea

 

Trump: ‘We may terminate’ U.S.-South Korea trade agreement

 

Park Has Trouble Finding New Defense Lawyers  (Former President Park Geun-hye)

 

South Korea automakers concerned over possible revision of U.S. trade deal

 

Missing Ferry Disaster Victim's School Uniform Found

 

SPAIN

 

Spain offers to host EU medicines agency after Brexit

 

 

SPORTS

 

City of brotherly love! NFL commissioner Roger Goodell is mercilessly booed by Philadelphia crowd at the Draft as Cleveland Browns pick Texas A&M's Myles Garrett with the first pick

 

2017 NFL draft: Browns take Garrett; Bears trade up for Trubisky; McCaffrey goes to Panthers

 

NFL draft tracker 2017: First-round picks, analysis

 

Falcons pick says ‘fine me later’ after dropping F-bomb in emotional speech

 

Aaron Hernandez's fiancée could sell their 15-room mini-mansion for $1.2million as his estate drops to $0

 

Elite school axes lacrosse coaches after players’ booze-filled Disney trip

 

Three stunning quarterback trades in first round of NFL Draft

 

Giants draft Ole Miss’ tight end, who is more like a receiver

 

ESPN's paying a high price for playing politics and other comments

 

NHL Scoreboard

 

MLB Scoreboard

 

NBA Scoreboard

 

STATES

 

Texas House Passes Sanctuary City Ban With Stiff Penalty for Public Officials

 

California Is Seceding from the Constitution

 

Texas Bill Adds Civil, Criminal Penalties for Sanctuary Cities

 

Church police dept. would be U.S. first under Ala. bill

 

Dangerous brown recluse spiders found in Michigan family's garage

 

State refuses vote-fraud probe – snubs video evidence (Undercover journalist James O’Keefe of Project Veritas Action is blasting Wisconsin officials for insisting video evidence of vote fraud that he gave them is not enough to begin an investigation.)

 

Andrew Cuomo hires another mercenary (Governor of New York Andrew M Cuomo (D)

 

 

STATE DEPARTMENT

 

State Department Wants to Clear Haley’s Remarks (US United Nations Ambassador Nikki Haley)

 

Tillerson Urges UN Security Council to Take Action Before N. Korea Does  (US Secretary of State Rex W Tillerson)

 

Tillerson eyes cutting 2,300 jobs at State Dept.

 

Tillerson Says Threat Of North Korean Nuclear Attack On South Korea, Japan Is 'Real'

 

State Dept Official: Trump Admin Views North Korea as Top Security Priority

 

Tillerson says China asked North Korea to stop nuclear tests  (US Secretary of State Rex W Tillerson)

 

In an apparent shift, Tillerson says U.S. is willing to hold direct talks with North Korea

 

Rex Tillerson: North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un is 'not insane'

 

 

SUPREME COURT 

 

Can You Lose Your Citizenship by Lying About Your Weight?

 

U.S. Supreme Court denies stay of execution for Arkansas killer

 

The Roberts Court, 2017 Edition

 

Justice Ginsburg laments confirmation battle to confirm Gorsuch

 

SYRIA

 

Reports: US troops deploy along Syria-Turkish border

 

No confidence for meeting Assad? PACE head on way out after Syria trip

 

President of European rights group censured for Assad meeting  (Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad)

 

Syria to buy latest Russian anti-missile system: Assad 

 

Trump is puppet of US ‘deep state,’ has no ‘own’ foreign policy – Assad  (Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad)

 

Chemical weapons allegedly used 45 times in Syria: OPCW chief  

 

Iran in Syria: A Gathering Storm?

 

TAIWAN

 

Economy grows 2.56% in Q1, beating expectations

 

Trump not open to another phone call with Taiwan's president, cites China

 

Taiwan, US should stay in contact: presidential office

 

Trump now says he would check with China before another call with Taiwan’s president (AVIPP COMMENTARY: How pathetic! The leader of the free world will check with the Communist Chinese dictator too see if he can take a telephone call from Taiwan’s president.)

 

KMT criticizes president’s call for arms, F-35s

 

Taiwanese president thanks US for supporting its participation in WHO

 

Status Quo in Taiwan Won’t Last Forever - US Officials Need to Be Ready

 

Foxconn CEO Terry Gou reportedly visits White House to discuss job creation in U.S.

 

Nearly a quarter of NTNU students are foreigners: report

 

Taiwan passes new Company Act draft bill to create better startup environment

 

Chinese version of Israeli cookbook launched in Taipei

 

 

TAXATION

 

A Tax Expert's Take on Trump's Proposal: 'A Truly Great Tax Plan'

 

New Mexico city seeks sugary drink tax

 

Trump's Tax Plan is Bad News for High Tax Blue States

 

The dumbest part of Trump’s dumb tax plan

 

Plan Redistributes America’s Wealth to Its Richest Families

 

Trump's tax-code plan is short on reform and long on tax cuts for the wealthy

 

State and Local Tax Deduction: An Item Blurring Party Lines

 

Tax Cuts for All, but No One Has to Pay for Them. For Now.

 

This Isn’t Tax Policy; It’s a Trump-Led Heist

 

 

TECHNOLOGY

 

Why women, blacks and Hispanics are leaving tech

 

 

TERRORISM

 

Muslim Terrorist in 9/11 Bomb Plot Blames Violent Video Games

 

New: Domestic Terrorist Bill Ayers Working With ANTIFA Terrorist Group

 

 

THINK TANKS

 

Jim DeMint Is Said to Be Out at Heritage Foundation

 

 

TRADE

 

Trump Plans to Renegotiate NAFTA. Here’s How It Can be Improved to Benefit America.

 

How about renegotiating NAFTA as a treaty this time?

 

Trump threatens to terminate NAFTA unless U.S. gets a winning deal

 

Milk is sour issue in U.S.-Canada trade talks as Trump seeks Nafta renegotiation

 

On Nafta, Some See Recklessness Where Others See Strategy

 

TURKEY

 

Erdogan: “Fresh page” for US relations with Trump (Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan)

 

Dean Cain Fights Against The Islamic Persecution Of Christians, And Declares That Turkey Did Indeed Do The Armenian Genocide

 

Turkish army, Syrian Kurdish militia in new clashes

 

Statement on alcohol ban in outdoor locations in Turkey’s Antalya sparks debate

 

Turkey arrests suspected American, Briton ISIL members entering from Syria

 

Turkey's NATO Membership Should Be Revoked

 

Turkey retaliates to attacks from YPG-controlled Syria, at least 18 militants killed: Military

 

Erdogan to return to AKP on May 2: Turkish PM

 

Turkish strikes on YPG in Syria put our soldiers at risk: US

 

Germany to EU: Do not end Turkey talks

 

Turkey ‘key’ for energy security in region: Minister

 

Israel’s gas ‘can be transferred to Turkey in 2 to 3 years’

 

Turkish Central Bank raises inflation forecasts, but confident on months ahead

 

Turkish-origin children in Germany suffering from inadequate language skills: Professor

 

Russia, Turkey face common growth challenges despite different exposures to commodity cycle: Moody’s

 

Nicaragua leader calls on Turkish businesspeople to invest

 

Turkey inks agriculture deals with six African countries

 

Turkey’s foreign trade deficit narrows in March

 

UBER

 

Uber’s Growth and Dominance ‘Entirely Artificial,’ Says Expert

 

An Uber engineer kills himself. His widow says the workplace is to blame.

 

 

UNITED KINGDOM (BRITAIN)

 

FTSE 100 falls as Barclays drops, pound holds gains after GDP data

 

Suspected London terrorist was part of Gaza flotilla

 

‘Barbarous acts of cruelty’: U.K. jury convicts doctor of performing unnecessary surgeries

 

Spokesman For Church Of England States ‘”Fundamentalist” Parents Have No Right To Object To Forced Lessons About Islam In School For Their Children’

 

Claims of crooked UK MPs passing secret reports to City traders remain uninvestigated

 

UK: Muslim student leaves ball-bearing bomb on London Tube train, walks away to attend lecture

 

UK: Muslim teen plotted jihad massacre at Elton John concert 

 

General election: Theresa May lays bare ambition to capture Labour heartlands  (British Prime Minister Theresa May)

 

Police shoot woman and arrest four in counter-terror operation across London and Kent

 

Air pollution plan cannot be delayed, high court tells government

 

Nicola Sturgeon slammed over ‘3-year’ teaching vacancies  (Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon)

 

Drugs: Officers in Lancashire tackle surge of spice-related incidents

 

Whitehall incident: Armed police swooped on terror suspect as he headed for Downing Street with bag packed with knives

 

Woman shot by police during London counter-terrorism raid

 

Migration sees Scotland’s population reach record high

 

'Schools are in jeopardy': teachers renew funding plea in run-up to polls

 

Exclusive: Boris Johnson could be victim of Cabinet reshuffle after General Election, his allies warn  (British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson)

 

University of Manchester: Rowan Williams urges removal of Holocaust denier's books from display

 

Cancer Drugs Fund 'huge waste of money'

 

Sgt Alexander Blackman, Marine A, released from prison as wife says it 'feels like Christmas'

 

Man plotted attacks on Buckingham Palace and Elton John concert

 

Jailed marine freed after Taliban killing

 

Briton held in Turkey as terrorism suspect spoke of Isis 'jail' to UK press

 

Westminster terror attacker Khalid Masood's final message revealed

 

Rowan Williams urges removal of Holocaust denier's books from display

 

UNITED NATIONS

 

UN: Repealing ObamaCare Violates “International Law”

 

UN Interference with Efforts to Repeal and Replace Obamacare

 

The squalid sanctimony of the United Nations

 

Haley accuses Russia of allowing Syria to deny needed aid  (US United Nations Ambassador Nikki Haley)

 

UN Human Rights Council Member Saudi Arabia Sentences Man to Death for Renouncing Islam

 

UNITED STATES

 

Seattle Gives City Workers Time Off to Attend Anti-Trump Protests

 

Boy, 8, dies after a planter box falls on his head as he was climbing up the side of his house

 

VENEZUELA 

 

Venezuela's Capriles calls for election

 

 

WHITE HOUSE

 

Daily Presidential Tracking Poll

 

'I'd Give Him an 'F!'' (John Dean has no lack of experience with difficult politicians -- he served as Richard Nixon's right-hand man and was a key figure in the Watergate scandal. In an interview, he explains why he believes the best hope for Donald Trump is his incompetence.)

 

Is Trump Losing Faith in the White House?

 

Donald Trump and the Erosion of American Democracy

 

Reagan's Lesson for Trump

 

Donald Trump Is America’s Experiment in Having No Government

 

Hocus POTUS (On NAFTA, it is the case of Goldwater v Trump.)


Lewandowski’s firm appears to offer Trump meetings

 

Trump reveals what he misses now that he is president

 

The White House’s invisible man

 

Aide says people are "wasting time" on Trump's tax returns

 

Trump's executive orders are mostly theater

 

Spicer: White House has 'not tried to push' House on health care  (White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer)

 

Trump takes key U.S. ally by surprise on trade, missile defense

 

Promises Kept, and Not Yet Kept, in Trump’s First 100 Days

 

How President Trump Can End Obamacare with a Stroke of a Pen

 

Trump made right call in firing Flynn, White House says

 

Trump’s first 100 days were alarming — and relieving

 

Donald Trump’s conflicting messages

 

Trump’s first 100 days give conservatives a lot to celebrate

 

Go, Trumpm go -- pare back the national monuments

 

Trump has his Cabinet, but lagging behind on other appointments

 

We set a low bar for Trump. He still failed to meet it.

 

Larry Elder: Trump's Biggest Achievement In His First 100 Days? Stopping The Left

 

Three huge failures that will haunt Trump’s presidency

 

Trump admits he thought being president 'would be easier'

 

 

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