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Monday, May 1, 2017

 

CELEBRATING 240  YEARS OF LIBERTY AND FREEDOM  

 

 

 

In Today’s Issue: 

 

ABORTION

 

How Can Liberals Say They Support Diversity When Abortion Kills Babies of Every Race?

 

Pro-Lifers on Congress' Planned Parenthood Funding: 'Incredibly Disappointing,' 'Beyond Frustrating,' 'Need to Defund'

 

Closed: Abortion Clinic That Killed Babies in Abortions for 42 Years Closes Down

 

‘I Was a Democrat Until the Party Left Me on Life Issues,’ Voters Tell Former Congressman

 

Abortion Activists Defend Principal Who Screamed at Pro-Life Teenager

 

Bill to Avoid Shutdown Funds Planned Parenthood Through September

 

Planned Parenthood Rushes African-American Woman to Hospital After Botched Abortion

 

10 Reasons Congress Should Defund Planned Parenthood, From Women Who Have Been There

 

Networks Ignore Democrat Party Chair Saying Pro-Life Democrats are Not Welcome

 

Rural Nebraska clinics worried by anti-abortion effort

 

New Web Site Tells Women How to Abort Their Babies at Home Using Dangerous Chemicals

 

Website to help women self-induce abortions at home using medication

 

Democrats in Arkansas Rebel Against DNC Chair for Saying No Pro-Life Democrats Allowed

 

Virginia Democratic Candidate Backs Off Abortion Fight In Debate

 

Planned Parenthood Doesn’t Want to Show Women Ultrasounds of Their Unborn Baby, Indiana is Fighting Back

 

The Abortion Party: Perez demands litmus test

 

Budget, abortion, self-driving cars among hot topics this week at Capitol (Tennessee)

 

AFGHANISTAN

 

Trump eyes Afghanistan

 

AFRICA

 

Muslim Tutor Kidnaps Christian Teen Apprentice And Forcibly Marries Himself To Her  (Nigeria)

 

Prominent Tunisian academic Talbi dead at 95

 

AIRLINES

 

Pilot grounded for a week after hitting female passenger

 

Furious owner claims United Airlines CREMATED her giant bunny without consent after it died mysteriously on flight to Chicago

 

ANTI-SEMITISM

 

Whitewashing Leftist Anti-Semitism

 
ASIA

 

Leading from the front: Trump, not China, mobilizes key Asian states on N. Korea crisis

 
AUSTRALIA

 

ASX see-saws higher as US avoids government shutdown

 

The Australian dollar is climbing

 

Uber suspends driver in Australia over bomb plot allegation

 

Medicare swindler used details of people who posted resumes online

 

Microsoft's new parent policy sets new standard

 

What this map tells us about health in Sydney

 

Boy, 5, rushed to hospital after being shot in Sydney home

 

ACCC takes health giant to court for allegedly threatening doctors

 

Australian immigration changes dash dreams

 

 

CANADA

 

TSX down slightly, Home Capital shares continue to tumble

 

Liberals vow to shut down debate to pass legislative agenda

 

Ontario school teacher pleads guilty to sex charges

 

Infighting splinters Soldiers of Odin in Canada in dispute over Finnish leaders’ ‘racist agenda’

 

Canadian Writer Wants Her Very Masculine Son To Be A 'Proud Princess.' So She's Forcing Him Into Ballet.

 

Toddler dies, mother taken to hospital in Hamilton house fire

 

Opposition accuses defence minister of 'stolen valour' in demanding resignation for Afghan battle claim

 

Trudeau backs Sajjan after exaggerated Operation Medusa claim  (Canadian Prime Minister Prime Minister Justin Trudeau)

 

Love, murder and a mystery: Unlikely friendship springs from 1968 Vancouver killing

 

5 reasons Trump is cheesed off about Canada

 

Abandoned SUV found, but still no sign of Ontario woman missing in Belize

 

Texas contractor makes $9 million from Saskatchewan prison inmates who want to make a phone call

 

As Canada prepares to legalize pot, Colorado offers advice

 

'Wise owls': Senate issues children's book to explain role of Red Chamber

 

Analysis: Caillou is an aggressively bad show ruining the world’s children … and it’s all Canada’s fault

 

Taxi driver yanked from cab, beaten to death: Cops

 

Some realtors feel a chill in Toronto housing market

 

These residents keep afloat in Toronto's hot housing market — by living on a boat

 

Trillium hospitals will get more beds as part of Liberal budget plan

 

 

CARIBBEAN

 

Puerto Rico to File Largest Public Sector Bankruptcy in History

 

Fyre Festival organizers accused of fraud in $100M lawsuit

 

 

CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY (CIA)

 

CIA Chief in South Korea for Talks on Nuclear Threat Posed by North  (Director of the Central Intelligence Agency Mike Pompeo)

 

Last CIA evacuee bitterly recalls U.S. Embassy cowardice, betrayals as Saigon fell to North Vietnam

 

CHRISTIANITY

 

What Happens to Christians There Will Come Here

 

 

COMMUNIST CHINA 

 

Why China 'urgently' recruiting Korean-Chinese interpreters for town near North Korea

 

China 'most wanted' notice has family fearing political witch hunt

 

Shunning Rule Book, Trump Pursues ‘Art of the Deal’ With China

 

Arizona woman discovers note from 'Chinese prisoner' in purse bought at Walmart

 

Report: China Preparing For “Huge Exodus” of North Koreans Fleeing War

 

Economy cools as key sectors dip

 

 

COMMUNIST CUBA

 

Penn. aims to smash US embargo on Cuban rum

 

COMMUNIST NORTH KOREA

 

US should be prepared for military operations against N. Korea: Trump's adviser

 

America Can Only Deter North Korea by Ratcheting Up the Pressure

 

North Korea tensions: Trump 'prepared for the worst'; sanctions bill primed

 

Panicked about North Korea? Calm down, people

 

Decades of nuclear blackmail spawned 'major, major' North Korea crisis

 

U.S. Looks at Sanctions, Military Action to Counter North Korea

 

As Economy Grows, North Korea’s Grip on Society Is Tested

 

 

CONGRESS

 

CR: More Money for NIH, NEA, NEH; Public Broadcasting Not Defunded

 

Bipartisan Deal to Avoid Shutdown: More Defense Spending, No Border Wall

 

We Hear You: ‘No More Reasons Why Congress Can’t Totally Repeal Obamacare’

 

Obamacare and the Gutless Wonders of the GOP

 

Trump's trillion dollar deal: Congress agrees to spend $15bn more on the military and $1.5 billion on enhanced border security - but no border wall - in spending bill to avoid shutdown 

 

Negotiators agree on spending bill to avoid government shutdown

 

Pence Floats End of 2017 as New Target for Replacing Obamacare  (Vice-President Mike Pence)

 

 

CONGRESSIONAL BUDGET OFFICE (CBO)

 

CBO: Feds Pay 17% More Than Private Sector for Similar Workers

 

CONSTITUTION

 

George Soros fixes eye on new enemy

 

COURTS

 

Airbnb, San Francisco settle lawsuit over short-term rental law

 

"Fixer Upper" star Chip Gaines named in fraud lawsuit

 

 

CRIME IN AMERICA

 

UT Austin stabbing spree: 1 killed, 3 others wounded, suspect in custody

 

"No regard for human life": Mounting alarm over MS-13 street gang

 

1 killed, 7 injured in San Diego shooting

 

Couple camping in California receives disturbing threat 

 

Search on for suspects in meat cleaver attack, robbery

 

Cop shot in head when man opens door at scene of domestic dispute

 

Man killed by police after opening fire on 8 people in San Diego

 

'He had a beer in one hand, gun in the other': Swimming pool gunman shoots eight people in rampage at luxury San Diego apartment complex before being killed by cops

 

Second of missing Arkansas siblings found dead

 

Multiple people wounded in shooting at San Diego apartment complex

 

Locker room assault sparks effort in Idaho

 

Buried secrets: The Osage Nation murders

 

 

CUSTOMS AND BORDER PROTECTION

 

Border Patrol finds 67 pounds of pot hidden in a casket

 

 

DEATH-PENALTY

 

Ohio governor delays 9 executions as court fight continues

 

DEMOCRATS (MARXISTS)

 

Democrats say they now know exactly why Clinton lost in 2016

 

Outrage over Katy Perry's Obama joke

 

The moment Hillary Clinton was forced to give up her dream

 

A tax cut to save the city's small businesses (New York’s City Council, long known as a rabid right-wing body, is pressuring Mayor Bill de Blasio to cut a tax. No, really: The council is almost entirely Democratic. But the...)

 

Obama poised to campaign for Democrats again, says Biden  (Former Vice-President Joseph R Biden Jr (D)

 

 

DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT (HUD)

Exclusive: Watchdog Kept Silent On Big HUD Problems It Found

 

Radical Feminists Among Those Urging Carson to Reverse Obama's Dangerous Gender Identity Rule   (Secretary of Housing and Urban Development  Dr Ben Carson)

 

 

EARTHQUAKES

 

Magnitude-6.2 Earthquake Rattles Corner of Canada, Alaska

 

Small quake rattles inland Southern California

 

 

ECONOMY

 

Apple, tech lift Wall Street as Nasdaq sets record

 

U.S. Stocks Rise on Earnings as Treasuries Slump: Markets Wrap

 

Treasury yields edge higher after trading around weeklong low

 

California Squashes Its Young  (The Golden State’s suffocating economic policies are driving out a new generation.)

 

Trump’s First 100 Days: Stock Market’s Best-Ever Expansionary Rally

 

Asia stocks sluggish after weak U.S. GDP, dollar dips

 

Stocks Advance, Yen Erases Gain on Congress Deal: Markets Wrap

 

Why capitalism will prevail

 

Gold prices mark 3-week low

 

‘All you need is growth’

 

U.S. factory activity slows; inflation pressures subside

 

The man who predicted Dow 20,000 says this is the ‘ultimate hedge’ against a stock-market crash

 

Dollar turns lower as manufacturing data disappoint

 

GDP Growth Has Not Topped 2.7% in Record 11 Year

 

Americans Still Say They Like Saving More Than Spending

 

 

EDUCATION

 

Investigation reveals hidden horror of sex assaults by K-12 students

 

British Student Union Aims to Ban Clapping and Cheering Because It Excludes Deaf People


Student-on-student sexual assaults reveal hidden horrors in the U.S. school system

 

Therapeutic Universities and Soft Despotism

 

Gender Gaps Shrinking and Lingering  (New research suggests limited role for gender in predicting whether new Ph.D.s will get tenure-track jobs, but notable differences on pay and other issues, favoring men.)

 

School vouchers rising in many GOP states

 

Politically Divided  (Annual survey of first-year college students reveals deep partisan splits.)

 

Tufts and Brandeis College Administrations Promote Terrorist Propaganda, Silence Opposing Views

 

Politically Divided  (Annual survey of first-year college students reveals deep partisan splits.)

 

Does America even want freedom anymore?

 

Why You Should Care About Remedial Math

 

UC Berkeley and the Communist Plot to Kill Free Speech

 

Women in Leadership Searches  (Women candidates tend to do better as recruitment processes progress, a study finds.)

 

NYC plans free preschool for 3-year-olds

 

Missing Part of Free-College Push  (A proposal for a federal matching grant underlines the connection between per-student spending by institutions and degree attainment.)

 

 

ELECTION 2020

 

Insufferable: John Kasich Running for President in 2020? (Governor of Ohio John Kasich(R)

 

Biden: ‘Guys, I’m not running’ (Former Vice-President Joseph R Biden Jr (D)

 

Kasich finds it hard to rule out 2020  

 

 

ENERGY

 

Oil settles at lowest level in 5 weeks

 

Energy Prices

 

Resort towns fear Trump offshore drilling order

 

 

ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA)

 

Stunner: EPA's CO2 'hot spot' 'simply does not exist'

 

 

EUROPEAN UNION

 

Unified Ireland would be automatic member of EU

 

Hungary’s new border wall is working spectacularly well

 

Swedish police investigate fire at mosque as possible arson

 

Italy ex-PM Renzi wins party election

 

 

FAST FOOD INDUSTRY

 

McDonald’s launches sandwiches with a new utensil, the ‘Frork,’ made of French fries

 

 

FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION (FBI) 

 

Senator Points To 'Material Inconsistencies' In Comey's Statements On Trump Dossier (FBI Director James Comey)

 

 

 

FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION (FCC)

 

Repeal Obama's Net Neutrality -- ObamaCare for the Internet  (President Obama feared the free flow of information as a threat to his power grabs and attempt to fundamentally transform the United States.)

 

 

FINANCIAL INDUSTRY

 

Trump says actively considering breaking up big banks: Bloomberg TV

 

"Smart" credit cards may be over before they started

 

 

FOREIGN POLICY

 

Do Any of Candidate Trump's Foreign-Policy Promises Still Stand?

 

FRANCE

 

Marine Le Pen Draws Huge Crowd in Final Paris Rally…

 

French police and protesters clash in Paris during May Day rally

 

…Photos: Anti-Le Pen Riots in Paris, Police Attacked

 

French unions blast Le Pen: 'She does not represent workers'

 

France's Le Pen on offensive with vote a week away

 

French Election Week: Le Pen Closing Gap With Macron In Many Polls

 

France's Macron Says EU Must Reform Or Could Face 'Frexit'

 

Tear gas, Molotov cocktails in central Paris in clashes between police & protesters (Video)

 

Marine Le Pen’s National Front Might Be Starting to Crack

 

France on maximum alert for May Day protests against Le Pen

 

Once a Lace Capital, Now Riven by French Politics

 

French Race May Turn on Voters Who Shun the Polls

 

Marine Le Pen rarely mentions gender issues, unless she’s talking about Muslims

 

France kills militants in Mali forest

 

 

GERMANY

 

After Saudi Arabia, Germany’s Merkel arrives in the UAE (German Chancellor Angela Merkel)

 

Germany: Claim that Egyptian student was killed by racist foes of refugees turns out to be false

 

Brexit puts tiny German village at centre of Euroverse

 

Suspected Swiss spy arrested in Germany

 

Three Germans die in Spain plane crash

 

Scandal widens over far-right German soldier in 'attack plot'

 

The German Military Has a Right-Wing Extremism Problem

 

Defiant Angela Merkel arrives in Saudi Arabia without a headscarf for talks with King Salman after Theresa May, Hillary Clinton and Michelle Obama refused to wear the 'oppressive' garment  (German Chancellor Angela Merkel)

 

GLOBAL WARMING

 

NYT Columnist Stephens Says There Are Still Questions About Global Warming Predictions. The Left Loses Its Mind. Here's Why They're Full Of It.

 

Climate-Change Activists Are the Real Science Deniers

 

Escape From Washington (Feature: What I saw at the Climate March.)

 

Trump administration lawyers to discuss Paris climate deal

 

Soros a major backer of weekend’s Climate March

 

A skeptical climate-change column whips up outrage among N.Y. Times readers

 

 

GOP

 

How the Republican right found allies in Russia

 

Ex-Governor Bob McDonnell (Virginia) on SCOTUS overturning conviction

 

GREECE

 

Greeks mark May Day with strike, demos against fresh cuts

 

German finance minister hails economic reforms

 

HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

 

 Insurers vow to leave Obamacare if Trump cancels cost-sharing plan

 

HEALTH CARE

 

Why health care is not a ‘right’

 

Trump guarantees protection for those with preexisting medical conditions — but it’s unclear how

 

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

 

Kidnap! House IT Scandal Erupts In Court

 

Indicted Fmr Dem Rep. Corrine Brown (D-Florida)  Spent Campaign Cash After Primary Loss

 

Freedom Caucus’s Jim Jordan (R-Ohio): I Think You’re Going to See a Lot of Conservatives Against the Spending Plan

 

Republicans continue to work on health care. They can't afford not to.

 

Revealed: Democrat in Montana Special Election Performed at Nudist Resorts, Misleads on Guns

 

Gary Cohn: 'We've Got the Votes' to Pass Healthcare  (There will be enough House votes to approve healthcare reform legislation, National Economic Council Director Gary Cohn said Monday.)

 

Video: Batty Democrat Says Trump Is ‘Racist’ For Wanting Immigration Laws Enforced  (US Representative of California Maxine Waters (D)

 

GOP faces make-or-break moment on Obamacare repeal

 

With ‘Benghazi hangover,’ lawmakers delve into investigation of Russian meddling in election

 

In a deep-red state ruled by Koch money, can yard sales help Democrats win?

 

House Tax-Panel Chairman Still Committed to Border-Adjusted Plan

 

Is the GOP getting serious about the Russia investigation?

 

GOP candidate now embracing Trump in Georgia’s 6th  District runoff

 

How Maxine Waters became 'Auntie Maxine' in the age of Trump  (US Representative of California Maxine Waters (D)

 

Longtime GOP incumbent will not seek reelection  (US Representative of Florida Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R)

 

Rep. Ted Lieu (D-California) reacts to Priebus comments: 'This is marching America down the road to authoritarianism'

 

 

IMMIGRATION

 

Immigrant workers at Churchill Downs fear deportation

 

US Issues New Fraud-proof Green Cards

 

At the border, Trump’s tactics of fear appear to be working

 

Seven key players for Trump on immigration


IMMIGRATION AND CUSTOMS ENFORCEMENT (ICE)

 

Protesters Chant in Spanish, Block ICE Deportation Buses during ‘May Day’ March (Video)

 

INDIA

 

India, Turkey to boost cooperation in combating terror, pitch for support

 

Persecution Explodes Across India As Hindu Nationalists Are Now Attacking Christians Every 40 Hours

 

Samsung remains top smartphone vendor in India

 

Bill Gates Praised PM Modi. Now, His Post On India Is Winning Twitter

 

Govt gives Army free hand to avenge Pakistan's mutilation act: Sources

 

Pak forces entered 250m to kill Indian jawans

 

Terrorists try to loot cash van in J&K; kill 7

 

Mob beats 2 men to death over allegations of cow theft

 

Kashmir: Jihadis attack Indian army camp, kill three, then Muslim mob stones security forces

 

Indian soldiers might have walked into a death trap by Pakistani forces

 

India Accuses Pakistan Of Killing, Mutilating Soldiers In Kashmir

 

Six Maoist sympathisers held in Telangana; explosives seized

 

Indian brides get bats to prevent abuse

 

Kashmir a bilateral issue between with Pak: India to Turkey 

 

INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICES (IRS)

 

‘Reducing Size and Scope’ of IRS, ‘Reducing Their Power’ Key to Tax Reform, Texas Rep. Says

 

IRAN

 

Iran big winner from region’s turmoil: Arab League head

 

Iranian meddling in Bahrain: No longer in denial?

 

Iran Says New Refinery Will Make Country Self-Sufficient In Gasoline Output

 

Is Iran's Presidential Election Free And Fair?

 

IRAQ

 

Group Of 36 Yazidis Rescued From IS In Iraq

 

Major attack likely to regain control over old Mosul

 

Mosul quietly fills with Iran-backed Shiite militias using battle for revenge on Sunnis

 

ISIS weapons being captured by Canadian woman working to disarm terrorists

 

ISLAM

 

Sandra Solomon Moment: What Islam Taught Me About Homosexuality

 

 

ISRAEL

 

Israeli-“Palestinian” Arab Conflict Briefing     (Monday, May 1, 2017)

 

Israelis move from mourning to feting 69 years of independence

 

‘We Returned to Our Ancient Homeland to Build and Thrive’ [video]  (Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu)

 

On Independence Day, feel free to choose your celebration

 

Former Jordanian Culture Minister: No Problem With U.S. Moving Embassy To West Jerusalem

 

New Hamas program softens language, retains ultimate goals

 

F-35 Adir Stealth Fighter Joins IAF Flybys for Israel’s Independence Day Air Shows (Israeli Air Force)

 

Israel dismisses purportedly ‘friendlier’ Hamas charter

 

Israel-Palestine peace requires fresh strategies

 

Palestinian infighting is exacerbating Gaza crisis – UN report

 

Israeli Scientists Create A Glow Stick That Detects Cancer

 

Mother of missing soldier: State you died for isn’t helping to bring you back

 

Senior Saudi Analyst Khalid Al-Dakhil: Hamas's Refusal To Recognize Israel Contravenes Position Of All Arab States That Have Approved Arab Peace Initiative

 

President Rivlin’s Addresses on Remembrance Day for the Fallen of Israel’s Wars and Victims...

 

Parents of slain Bedouin teen seek terror victim status

 

15 days on, Palestinian hunger-striking prisoners remain united behind Barghouthi  (Convicted murderer and terrorist-“Palestinian” leader Marwan Barghouthi)

 

Israeli minister fires back at Barghouti in NY Times op-ed

 

Italy says it will vote against UNESCO Jerusalem

 

Palestinians barred from Israeli-Palestinian memorial service

 

Israel's population on Independence Day at 8.6 million  

 

Hamas thanks N. Korea for its support against ‘Israeli occupation’

 

White House: Embassy move still 'being discussed'

 

Israel’s bereaved are holy, but don’t all want to be sacred cows

 

Israeli forces fire tear gas at hunger strike supporters in Nablus area, setting tent on fire

 

A hunt for lost stories among Mount of Olives’ forgotten graves

 

Moments in History: What Led up to the Declaration of Israel

 

UNESCO to fire another volley at Israel – on Independence Day

 

Israeli forces suppress solidarity event in Jerusalem, detain 1 Palestinian

 

Philippines’ Duterte confirms he’s coming to Israel

 

50 years of reunification: Western Wall exhibition on Six-Day War opens

 

Gilboa Prison Terrorists End Their Hunger Strike

 

How a US billionaire’s Jewish spark became an Independence Day torch

 

Israeli settlers fly Israeli flag over Hebron's Ibrahimi Mosque

 

Despite protests, dozens gather to honor fallen ultra-Orthodox soldiers

 

White House spokesman addresses US embassy move to J'lem, Abbas visit to Washington, and Jewish building.  (“Palestinian” Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas)

 

Trump, Abbas gear up for White House meeting

 

Israel to UNESCO: Reject fake history on Jerusalem

 

Will German president defy Netanyahu, meet Breaking the Silence?

 

As Israel marks Independence Day, Hamas issues new and threatening charter

 

Abbas meets with King Abdullah ahead of White House visit

 

On Memorial Day, Netanyahu tells Abbas: Stop funding killers  (Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu/“Palestinian” Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas)

 

Omar Barghouti’s Ugly Face of BDS

 

Israel begins National Memorial Day in Jerusalem

 

New Tensions Between Israel and Germany

 

Trump’s secret plan for Israeli-Palestinian peace

 

Mahmoud Abbas harbors terrorists and still gets a White House welcome  (“Palestinian” Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas) 

 

JAPAN

 

Japan warship to escort US supply vessel in Pacific: media

 

N. Korea missile fears in Japan: 'Whatever will be, will be'

 

Japan to send warship to escort US vessel

 

LEBANON

 

Report: Hezbollah Going Bankrupt while Nasrallah’s Assets Hit $250 million  (Hezbollah terrorist leader Hassan Nasrallah)

 

LIBERALISM

 

Three new liberal tactics designed to stop you from hearing conservative arguments

 

MAY DAY

 

History of May Day

 

May Day is a March for Communism

 

May Day marked with defiant rallies for worker rights

 

May 1st: International Collectivist Victims Day

 

A Trumped Up May Day

 

Thousands expected to hit the streets for May Day protests

 

MEDIA

 

Sean Hannity Meets With “Army of Attorneys” Warns ‘IP Addresses Are Traceable” so “Get Ready”

 

Fox News co-president Bill Shine resigns, Scott and Wallace promoted

 

NBC upset Trump mocked Elizabeth Warren’s ‘Cherokee heritage’; apparently unaware it’s fake (US Senator of Massachusetts Elizabeth Warren (D)

 

Isn't it time the media told the truth about Bush Tax cuts?

 

After girlfriend's on-air killing, anchorman makes drastic life change

 

Seems the competition is back in morning news shows

 

Cut The Comedy From The White House Correspondents Dinner

 

CNN’s Islamist Offers Christophobia, Judeophobia and Hinduphobia

 

The press corps once again struts its smug

 

Media embrace new role as narrative cops

 

Cash grab at the White House Correspondents Dinner

 

The night Trump failed to break the White House correspondents’ dinner

 

MEDICAID

 

Florida Deal Would Undo Key Part of Medicaid Expansion

 

MEXICO

 

'The Silver Way' Explains How the Old Mexican Dollar Changed the World

 

 

MIDDLE EAST

 

With $300bn on the table, Saudi Arabia gets ready for sale of the century

 

Al-Qaida leader: Group fought alongside US-backed forces  (The leader of al-Qaida' branch in Yemen said that his militants have often fought alongside Yemeni government factions — remarks that could embarrass the US-backed coalition fighting the impoverished Arab country's Shiite rebels.)

 

Saudi Arabia’s King Salman receives Qatari Emir in Jeddah

 

Are Japan and China bringing their rivalry to the Middle East?

 

Yemen: Tensions between Houthis and Saleh become public

 

Saudi police arrest 46 cell members linked to Medina bombing

 

Dubai becomes first city to get own font

 

 

MILITARY

 

Mattis Under Pressure to Look into China's Backdoor Threat to National Security  (Secretary of Defense James Mattis)

 

Trump's Military Buildup Needs to Include Military Families

 

Confronting America's Misguided Drone Program

 

Pentagon Remains Optimistic for Long-Term Spending Bill Amid Budget Showdown

 

War Casualties in Afghanistan Hit All-Time High as Country Stands on Brink of Collapse

 

US Air Force to conduct another missile test as North Korea tensions rise, officials say

 

We Need Mutually Assured Destruction

 

Admiral Harris: Be Very Afraid of North Korea

 

Pentagon: 45 civilians killed by coalition strikes in Iraq and Syria

 

US air strikes on ISIS have killed 352 civilians, says the Pentagon as it admits 'regret' - but critics claim the number is at least Three Thousand

 

Pentagon identifies US soldier killed during a patrol outside Mosul

 

'We are running out of bombs': US admiral warns military is hitting ISIS so heavily stocks are running low 

 

Hiroshima candlemaker honors 12 American POWs killed in atomic bombing

 

MYANMAR

 

Austria-Germany dangle arms, ignore rights, on Myanmar

 

NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION (NASA)

 

SpaceX launches spy satellite for US government

 

NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISER

 

National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster: U.S. will pay for missile defense in South Korea

 

McMaster says US must be prepared for military operations in North Korea

 

NEPAL

 

Climber acclaimed for rapid ascents dies in accident near Mount Everest

 

 

NEW ZEALAND

 

New Zealand transgender weightlifter breaks women's records

 

Transgender weightlifter sets New Zealand records for second time

 

 

NORTH ATLANTIC TREATY ORGANIZATION (NATO)

 

NATO Chief Says Alliance Could Increase Troops In Afghanistan In Face Of Intensifying Insurgency

 

NUTRITION

 

Many U.S. kids go days without eating vegetables

 

 

PAKISTAN

 

Violence against Muslims Accused of Blasphemy in Pakistan Spurs Calls for Reform of Laws

 

Pakistan Army to keep its response purely in the military domain: Qamar Bajwa

 

Pakistan’s first trans model: ‘People think we’re sex workers but we can be doctors’

 

Security forces recovered enormous store of arms from a car in Sheikhupura

 

We don't need what Pakistan produces: China envoy

 

 

PHILIPPINES

 

The Duterte visit: Trump's masterstroke on the Philippines  (President Rodrigo Duterte)

 

Trump calls as Duterte bows to Beijing

 

Trump Asks Duterte to Visit; Aides Brace for the Backlash

 

POLITICAL CORRECTNESS

 

The method to PC madness

 

POLITICS

 

How the Right can Learn from the Neocons

 

POPULISM

 

The sad fate of populism

 

 

RELIGIOUS FREEDOM

 

1 Major state playing devious trick with 'religious freedom'

 

RESTAURANT INDUSTRY

 

Outrage after restaurant employees 'sang rap group NWA's anti-cop anthem F--- tha police at officers while they were eating in North Carolina

 

RUSSIA

 

Russia-U.S. Relations: Pushing Almost To The Breaking Point

 

Someone Is Blinding Russian Opposition Activists With Chemicals

 

Dozens injured, some with broken bones, as Moscow-Bangkok plane hits turbulence (Video)

 

Despite 'Unusual' Sunshine, Moscow is on the Verge of Freezing

 

‘It's very important we hear what Putin has to say’ – Oliver Stone  (Russian President Vladimir V Putin)

 

Moscow Police Detain 19 Vegans at May Day Parade

 

Russia Downgrades Expectations From Trump

 

Russia’s Military Buildup in Arctic Has U.S. Watching Closely

 

Russia unveils nuclear submarine the 'SUPER SHARK' to terrify NATO

 

North Korea's failed missile was ‘heading for RUSSIA’ as Putin puts country on HIGH ALERT

 

When is Putin meeting new president of France?

 

The Kremlin turns its meddling to Western Europe

 

SCIENCE

 

The robotic brain surgeon will see you now: drill can perform complex procedures 50 times faster

 

Antibiotics linked to double the risk of miscarriage in early pregnancy

 

SECOND AMENDMENT

 

The Left Slams Even the NRA’s Program to Keep Children Away from Guns

 

NRA members say Trump needs more support from Republicans in Congress

 

 

SENATE

 

Warren Hits Obama Over Economic Record in New Interview (US Senator of Massachusetts Elizabeth Warren (D)

 

Sen. Chuck Schumer blames Trump for partisan roadblock: ‘He doesn’t consult us at all’ (Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-New York)

 

McCain plan gains momentum amid North Korea threats  (US Senator of Arizona John McCain (R)

 

 

SOCIALISM

 

The Top 5 Forms of Socialism Denial

 

 

SOUTH AMERICA

 

Brazilian ex-billionaire leaves jail

 

SOUTH KOREA 

 

THAAD billing to strain ROK-US alliance

 

Seoul rules out negotiation over THAAD payment

 

¼ of School-Age Part-Timers Paid Less Than Minimum Wage

 

Crane collapse at Samsung shipyard kills 6 workers

 

[Election 2017] Presidential candidates vow support for ‘digital economy’

 

Rising exports turning economic outlook positive

 

South Korea to launch multifunctional satellite in 2021

 

Dongsuh exports bottled Starbucks to Taiwan

 

S Korean papers warn ‘Trump risk’ threatens alliance

 

SPACE

 

Sensor issue forces scrub of SpaceX Falcon 9 NRO intelligence launch

 

SPORTS

 

 

Aw: Watch The Crowd At An Edmonton Oilers Game Sing The American National Anthem

 

NHL Scoreboard

 

MLB Scoreboard

 

NBA Scoreboard

 

STATES

 

 

Recovery efforts follow 'heartbreaking' storms that killed at least 14

 

AP Takes on Texas and Nullification

 

Good Samaritans rescue an infant and toddler from Texas floodwaters

 

North Dakota may join states that allow otter trapping

 

 8 people hit by car while walking to apartments in Florida

 

Christie vetoes Trump-inspired bill to require tax returns from presidential candidates  (Governor of New Jersey Chris Christie (R)

 

Two-year-old girl is killed by falling goal posts as storms, tornadoes and floods wreak have across the South: Thirteen dead also include girl, 10, who drowned

 

Wrong-way driver crashes into oil tanker causing massive fire in Ohio

 

Rough surf, threat of rip currents creates dangerous conditions on Fla. coast

 

12 killed by storms and flooding in South and Midwest

 

13-pound baby is one of largest ever born in Northern Calif.

 

‘It was bad’: Shark attacks woman in waters just off popular California beach

 

A watchman for Andrew Cuomo (Governor of New York Andrew M Cuomo (D)

 

Wildfires burn hundreds of acres across Inland Empire  (California)

 

Campaign takes aim at opioid abuse, overdoses in Utah

 

Tractor-trailer plows into apartment complex, injures 5 in Calif.

 

Kentucky Neo-Nazis and anti-fascist protesters leave Kentucky after standoff

 

SUPREME COURT

 

SCOTUS Rules Cities Can Sue Big Banks For Discriminatory Lending

 

Supreme Court lets stand California ban on anti-gay therapy

 

Exclusive: Trump to stick with conservative list for next Supreme Court pick

 

 

SYRIA

 

Report: In Syria, pattern of chemical weapons attacks by Assad regime  (Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad)

 

HRW: Syria Used Nerve Gas in 4 Recent Attacks

 

Syrian Democratic Forces liberate Tabqa from ISIS

 

Hidden damage: RT talks to Syrian children suffering from severe psychological trauma   

 

After Trump’s airstrike, Syria remains a battlefield

 

IS 'loses ground' in key Syrian city

 

 

 

TAIWAN

 

Trump Latest President to Slight Taiwan, Favor Communist China

 

Thousands march in Taipei, Kaohsiung

 

Taiwan Preps for Wave of Anger if Barred From UN Health Event

 

Taiwan says US ties solid, as opposition chides over Trump response

 

Taiwan GDP growth exceeds expectations as exports rise

 

Reuters 'embarrassed' over Tsai interview: foreign minister  (Foreign Minister David Lee said that international news agency Reuters issued "regrets and apologies" over its latest news coverage, which the Presidential Office said had misrepresented President Tsai Ing-wen.)

 

Taiwanese labor groups demand labor pension that guarantees basic living standard

 

More than 58,000 people arrested for drug-related crimes

 

CPC lowers fuel prices amid drop in global crude oil prices

 

TAXATION

 

America Reaps Few Benefits from Trump's Tax-Cut Proposal

 

Voters Like Tax Cuts But Fear Trump, Congress May Go Too Far

 

4 things to know about the "death tax"

 

Voters Ready to Check Off ‘Death Tax,’ Many Deductions

 

Taxes will go up. Here’s why.

 

 

TELEVISION

 

Mother Makes Ultimate Sacrifice for Unborn Child on ABC’s “Grey’s Anatomy”

 

Ryan Seacrest announced as new 'Live with Kelly' co-host

 

 

TERRORISM

 

Lies, Damn Lies, and Islamic Terrorism Statistics

 

 

THINK TANKS

 

DeMint out as leader of conservative Heritage Foundation

 

Heritage Action chief won’t say if Bannon will take over Heritage Foundation

 

 

TRADE

 

On Trade, a Feisty Trump Risks Economic Damage

 

TREASURY DEPARTMENT

 

Mnuchin sees 3pc US growth (Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin)

 

Mnuchin Says Ultra-Long U.S. Bonds Can Absolutely Make Sense

 

Mnuchin "never" asked about releasing tax returns 

 

 

TURKEY

 

Thousands mark May Day in Turkey

 

India-Pakistan need to build bridges: Turkish President

 

Police Use Tear Gas to Disperse May Day Protests in Istanbul

 

Most employees working very long hours in Turkey

 

Why does Turkey want to join the Eurasian Union?

 

Iranian-origin British businessman killed in Istanbul was threatened by Iranian regime, family members say

 

UN Deeply Concerned About Mass Arrests, State of Emergency in Turkey

 

Victoria’s Secret show is ‘not a Turkish tradition,’ watchdog warns TV stations

 

Turkey under the scanner again

 

Woman confesses to killing sexual abuser driver who said ‘love me or kill me’

 

Erdogan sends tough message to Trump over Syrian Kurds

 

Wikipedia banned in Turkey for refusing to remove contents about links with Syrian civil war: Court

 

Turkish police seize anti-tank missile components in Zonguldak port on Black Sea

 

Four PKK militants with million-lira bounty on heads killed in Turkey’s Adıyaman

 

Turkey sends Samoan Quran to Samoa for 130 Muslims

 

Turkey’s exports soar in April

 

Turkish leader Erdogan says he is 'seriously saddened' that US troops are patrolling with 'terrorist' Kurdish militia in Syria (Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan)

 

Turkey threatens further strikes on US-allied Syrian Kurds

 

Exiled Iranian TV Executive Assassinated in Istanbul

 

Turkey Purges 4,000 More Officials, and Blocks Wikipedia

 

Turkey arrests Iranian, seizes anti-tank missile parts

 

UBER

 

How Uber lost its way in the Steel City

 

 

UNITED KINGDOM (BRITAIN)

 

British election: Conservatives hold 19 point lead over Labour

 

Report: E.U. chief calls U.K. PM May "deluded" over Brexit

 

UK Muslim: “Insensitive” to light candles for jihad victims, they’re “in hellfire”

 

Theresa May rules out increase to VAT before 2022 but not hikes to income tax and National Insurance prompting fears of tax raid on higher earners  (British Prime Minister Theresa May)

 

General election May signals Tory ‘tax lock’ promises will be ditched

 

After hard-left turn, Britain’s Labour Party is on course for a historic defeat

 

Exclusive Debt-ridden courier's suicide after bailiff visit prompts call for reforms

 

Labour 'would take Britain back to the 1970s' with trade unions in every workplace, John McDonnell suggests

 

General election Labour figures call for candidates to step aside for Greens in two seats

 

Alistair Darling: Only Labour has delivered for Scotland

 

Lettuce be thankful UK salad fills the gap after Spanish vegetable crisis

 

Madeleine McCann suspect 'is female': Police hunt woman spotted close to disappearance in 'hugely significant line of inquiry' 

 

Westminster terrorism suspect claimed he was approached by MI5

 

 UK: Police arrest woman who was shot during police raid

 

Education More primary school children suffering stress from Sats, survey finds

 

Your blood group could increase your chance of having a heart attack or stroke 

 

Housing market Smaller deposits raise hopes for UK first-time homebuyers

 

Labour on the verge of losing its last Scottish bastion

 

May Day report by MPs damns growing UK gig economy

 

UK Prime Minister May accused of 'hiding' from voters as Scotland rally listed as child's party

 

Leeds Four-year-old boy dies after being hit by car

 

London terror plots: Anti-terror cops tracking 'two imminent ISIS terror attacks' after foiling knife plot

 

Social media firms must face heavy fines over extremist content, say MPs

 

David Cameron buys £25,000 shed   (Former British Prime Minister David Cameron) 

 

UNITED NATIONS

 

Israel’s Letter to Nikki Haley on Hezbollah Violations of UNSC Resolutions (US United Nations Ambassador Nikki Haley)

 

Nikki Haley remains boldly off-message at the UN

 

UN rights chief watching US 'very closely' under Trump

 

Trump's UN envoy seems in his good graces 

 

Advance Team of UN Peacekeepers Arrives in South Sudan

 

UNITED STATES

 

More Rain to Pummel U.S. Plains

 

38% Say U.S. Heading in Right Direction

 

Regardless Of Color, Americans All!

 

The Taliban-like attack on New Orleans's history

 

Fox in talks with Blackstone to buy Tribune

 

After a lost court battle, New Orleans protesters launch last-ditch effort to protect Confederate monuments

 

Confederate monuments give the finger to New Orleans

 

VATICAN

 

Pope Francis’ teaching on marriage is not ‘in the Spirit of Christ’: scholar

 
VENEZUELA 

 

Venezuela’s Maduro hikes minimum wage amid rising protests

 

Socialist-Run Venezuela Descends Into Chaos

 

WHITE HOUSE

 

Daily Presidential Tracking Poll

 

Trump mum on North Korea red line, says: 'I act if I have to act'

 

Will new health care bill pass? White House advisers weigh in

 

White House 'convinced' it has health care votes, adviser says

 

Trump on "tough decisions" that involve "human lives"

 

Trump Trolling the Media, Winning the Narrative

 

Trump on Obama surveillance claims: 'I don't stand by anything'

 

Trump suggests Civil War could have been avoided

 

Why Trump’s Tax Returns Never Really Mattered in the First Place

 

White House launches 'American Technology Council'

 

Trump says his administration is killing loophole that "was great for me"

 

Trump Launches $1.5M 'First 100 Days' TV Ad

 

Trump starts dismantling his shadow Cabinet

 

Being a White House Insider Pays Back in Stock Price Gains

 

Trump Assists Victims Of Criminal Aliens

 

Trump’s approval rating ticks up to 43 percent

 

Exclusive: Trump and Obama haven’t spoken since Inauguration Day

 

Holder: Trump's first 100 days full of 'chaos, carnage' (Former US Attorney General Eric H Holder Jr)

 

Trump chides Democrats for blocking his policies

 

Sebastian Gorka leaving White House as soon as 'this summer'

 

Trump says IRS audit could end soon, maybe then he’ll release tax returns

 

Trump on North Korean leader: 'Obviously, he's a pretty smart cookie'

 

The Upside to the Presidential Twitter Feed

 

Spicer: Media coverage of Trump has not been fair  (White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer)

 

Trump says N. Korea is "maybe more important" than better trade deal with China

 

Now we begin Trump’s next 100 days

 

Trump says email hacking during election 'could've been China' or other groups

 

Administration weighing how to make it easier to sue the media, Priebus says  (White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus)

 

Lawmakers slam Priebus for libel law comments

 

President Trump's interview with "Face the Nation"

 

Trump invites leaders of Thailand, Singapore to White House

 

 

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