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Saturday, May 5, 2018

 

CELEBRATING 241 YEARS OF LIBERTY AND FREEDOM  

 

  

In Today’s Issue:  

 

ABORTION

 

Iowa Governor Signs Abortion Bill Allegedly Designed As ‘A Vehicle To Overturn Roe v. Wade’

 

Iowa governor signs ‘heartbeat’ bill banning most abortions

 

A Red State Finally Rejects an Abortion Ban

 

A Bill Making Abortion Free Was Pulled in Colorado. Here's Why

 

Great Neck doctor Robert Rho admits to abortion that killed woman

 

New Facebook transparency efforts heavily criticized ahead of Irish

 

AFGHANISTAN

 

Kabul bombings: The perils of being a journalist in Afghanistan

 

Journalists’ deaths can only thicken the fog of war over Afghanistan

 

Taliban Take Strategic District In Northern Afghanistan

 

 

AFRICA

 

Nigerian Senator converts to Christianity from Islam, Muslims accuse her of “bigotry”

 

Major Kenyan Government Officer Declares ‘I Will Lose My Job Before I Submit To The LGBT- Homosexuality Destroys Men And It Will Destroy The Country’

 

Libyan army advances in Darnah in preparation to free it completely

 

AUSTRALIA

 

Swiss clinic slams Australia over scientist, 104, who wants to die

 

BIG GOVERNMENT 

 

Federal Government Jobs Creep Up 1,000 in April

 

CANADA

 

NP View: As Iran grows yet more abhorrent, the Liberals keep getting cozier

 

Severe weather blamed for at least 3 deaths in Midwest, Canada

 

Chrystia Freeland says Canada keen to play leadership role in Rohingya crisis

 

Hundreds of thousands still without power after deadly winds batter Ontario, Quebec

 

The B.C. pipeline project you've never heard of — and why it may succeed

 

Cut off: How Veterans Affairs’ clawback on medical marijuana threw a community off-kilter

 

New Brunswick flood damage seen from above

 

U of T report exposes patchwork of police de-escalation training in Ontario

 

Montreal neo-Nazi, outed this week, was lead cheerleader for deadly U.S. cell

 

13,000 Toronto residents still without power following wind storm

 

CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL AND PREVENTION (CDC)

 

CDC: 70% of New HIV Infections in Gay Men -- Anal Sex Riskiest Behavior

 

 

CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY (CIA) 

 

Voices in Support of Trump's CIA Director Nominee

 

COMMUNIST CHINA 

 

How China looks at the inter-Korean summit

 

COMMUNIST NORTH KOREA

 

Walking Away From Iran Deal Could Be Trump Card for Success in North Korea Talks, Experts Say  

 

CRIME IN AMERICA

 

Police officer fatally shot while investigating homicide

 

 

DEATH-PENALTY

 

"It burns, man," Georgia man says during execution for killing prison guard

 

DEMOCRATS (MARXISTS)

 

Inspector General's Testimony Delayed Due To ‘New Leads’ In Clinton Email Review 

 

Chicago Mayor Pushes for Police Drone Surveillance of Public Gatherings(Mayor of Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel)

 

DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

 

Scoop: Rick Perry Shows Congress Just How Much Obama Spent On Office 'Renovations'  (Energy Secretary Rick Perry)

 

DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

 

Rod Rosenstein's Coup Against Trump Intensifies  (Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein)

 

Mueller seeks delay in case alleging Russians interfered in U.S. presidential election  (Justice Department special counsel former FBI Director Robert Mueller)

 

Mueller team questions Trump friend Tom Barrack

 

Why All the Secrecy?  (How are we supposed to grapple with whether the president should be compelled to testify when we don’t know what Justice Department special counsel former FBI Director Robert Mueller)

 

Americans Are Tiring of Mueller Witch Hunt

 

Dershowitz: Mueller, Investigators Treating Trump Like a 'Mafia Boss'

 

Mueller probe is political counter-revolution to overthrow Trump

 

EARTHQUAKE

 

Magnitude 6.9 earthquake shakes Hawaii

 

ECONOMY

 

Manufacturing Jobs +304,000 Under Trump

Two Cheers For The 3.9% Unemployment Rate 

The Jobless Rate Is So Low. Why Aren’t Wages Keeping Up? 

Economist bursts Bernie's bubble of 'federal jobs guarantee'

 

EDUCATION

 

Reed Students Say Humanities 110 Should Not Include White or European Authors

 

University Warns ‘Non-Mexican’ Students Against Partying on Cinco De Mayo

 

Schools replace regular clocks with digital because students reportedly can't tell time

 

School mural depicts warrior spearing Trump's decapitated head

 

Mom on college tour calls cops on 2 Native American teens who made her 'nervous'

 

EGYPT

 

Egypt authorities arrest atheist blogger

 

ELECTION 2018

 

Early GOP Primaries Shaping Up as Rightward March With Trump

 

ENERGY

 

Energy Prices

 

California may soon require solar panels on most newly built homes

 

ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA)

 

 

The man who could replace Scott Pruitt  (Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt)

 

EUROPE

  

Young ‘identitarian’ European anti-immigrant movement rises to defend against Islamization

 

UNICEF Says War In Eastern Ukraine Takes 'Devastating Toll' On Education  

 

EUROPEAN UNION

 

European Commission President Praises Karl Marx’s Contributions to European Union

 

Italy Is Safe From, and for, Jihadis

 

Europe Has No Clue How to Handle an American Bully

 

Netherlands: Muslim screaming “Allahu akbar” stabs at least three people

 

FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION (FBI) 

 

FBI Faced 'Conundrum' In Its Investigation Of Michael Flynn

 

Intel Committee Report: FBI Agents Didn't Think Michael Flynn Lied

 

FBI: More active shooter situations in 2017 than any other year on record

 

FBI officials Jim Baker, Lisa Page resign from bureau

 

FRANCE

 

Thousands stage anti-Macron protest in Paris(French President Emmanuel Macron)

 

Al-Azhar on French call to reform Qur’an: “Go to hell!” Violent verses are “in reality verses of peace”

 

Britain backs French plan for European defence force

 

GERMANY

 

Germany arrests Albanian over record cocaine smuggling

 

Divisions resurface as Germany celebrates Marx at 200

 

GLOBAL WARMING

 

Earth’s carbon dioxide levels reach highest point in 800,000 years

 

GOP

 

Former President George H.W. Bush released from Houston hospital

 

 

HEALTH CARE

 

Woman describes horror of removing roach that lived in her ear for 9 days

 

HOLLYWOOD

 

Alan Dershowitz aiding Harvey Weinstein’s legal team

 

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

 

Democratic Rep. Ted Deutch: ‘No More Manufacture’ Of Semi-Automatic Rifles, ‘Get Them Out Of Our Communities’

 

U.S. lawmakers set $717 billion defense bill with eye on Turkey, Russia, China

 

Exclusive: Rep. Richard Hudson Talks National Reciprocity at NRA Convention

 

Comey testified FBI saw no 'physical indications of deception' by Flynn, House intel report says(Former FBI Director James Comey)

 

INDIA

 

Blindspots In Hospital Hunting Grounds For Predators

 

Multiple Faces of India

 

16-year-old girl burned to death after rape in India

 

IRAN

 

Iran president criticizes blocking of Telegram messaging app

 

Report: John Kerry Engaging in ‘Shadow Diplomacy’ with Iran to Save Nuclear Deal

 

John Kerry under fire for reported 'shadow diplomacy' to save Iran deal

 

ISLAM

 

Pennsylvania: Muslim disrupts church service, screams “You press on Muslims’ nerves. You’re going straight to Hell.”

 

ISRAEL

 

Israeli-“Palestinian” Arab Conflict Briefing    (Saturday, May 5, 2018)

 

Trump team hired Israeli firm to discredit Obama aides, Iran deal – UK report

 

FM Lieberman: Israel will ‘pay price’ for embassy relocation

 

In new videos, IDF accuses Gazans of faking injury, taking small kids to riots (Israel Defense Forces)

 

This is how Hamas uses children as human shields

 

Six Hamas members killed as large explosion rocks central Gaza

 

Netanyahu to meet Putin in Moscow ahead of Iran deal deadline   (Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu/ Russian President Vladimir V Putin) 

 

Fire-starting ‘attack kites’ from Gaza are a problem, not a strategic threat

 

Dozens try to breach fence during sixth consecutive week of Gaza protests

 

In Weekend Gaza Border Violence, Gazans Burn Their Own Gas Pipeline

 

Abbas apologizes for antisemitic speech, UN decides not to condemn him  (“Palestinian” Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas)

 

Russia warns return of 'axis of resistance' with Iran if deal collapses

 

Malaysian police claim to find guns, van used by assassins of Hamas drone expert

 

Palestinians: The Real Gaza Blockade

 

10 days before embassy opens in Jerusalem, Israel still not sure if Trump coming

 

The Jewish Astronaut is returning to space

 

LEBANON

 

Lebanon president confident on eve of parliamentary poll

 

‘We want change’: Lebanon poll raises hopes of reform

 

MARXISM

 

How the world still embraces Karl Marx's socialist ideals after 200yrs

 

The Left’s Chilling Refusal to Stop Flirting With Marxist Ideas

 

Karl Marx at 200: His Lethal Legacy Lingers

 

MARRIAGE

 

Evangelist leader who advised abused women not to divorce doubles down, says he has nothing to apologize for

 

MEDIA 

 

First lawsuit filed against Charlie Rose by three women alleging sexual harassment, 'deplorable' behaviour

 

Major Liberal Media Outlet Now Promotes Book For Women Engaging In Sex With Fish

 

Don Lemon on Joy Reid Controversy: ‘As a Human Being and as a Journalist, I Support Her’

 

Fox News' Shepard Smith Rips Trump on NRA Speech

 

Don Lemon cites ‘obligation’ to call Trump ‘racist’ when confronted on CNN coverage

 

MEXICO

 

Graphic: Cartel Civil War Leaves More than 450 Dead in Mexican Border City 

 

Insurers denied Mexico 'cat bond' payouts after Hurricane Odile due to my data. The system is broken 

 

Mexico supports its 'migrant heroes' in the U.S., but ignores them when they get deported

 

MIDDLE EAST

Turki Al Malki: Iran-backed Houthis pose a serious threat to region 

Saudi envoy: Houthi militia wants to impose Hezbollah-style regime in Yemen 

 

Saudi envoy: Houthi militia wants to impose Hezbollah-style regime in Yemen

 

 

MILITARY

 

What’s Driving the U.S. Air Force Pilot Shortage?

 

10 SEALs, 1 support member being kicked out of Navy because of drug use

 

Civilian PCS moves now considered taxable income after law change

 

Lawmakers launch new effort to provide Agent Orange coverage for 'Blue Water' Navy vets

 

Marine under investigation after being featured in new report on white supremacists

 

MYANMAR

 

A road back to war in Myanmar

 

NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION (NASA)

 

NASA Launches Mission to Investigate Mars

 

PAKISTAN

 

Pakistan: Imam among those indicted for honor murder of model Qandeel Baloch

 

Pakistan military reaches out to India: Report

 

Sixteen killed in coal mine collapse in Pakistan: Official

 

RACISM

 

Few Blacks, Many Asians at Tech Companies. Is Racism to Blame?

 

RUSSIA

 

Russia warns return of 'axis of resistance' with Iran if deal collapses

 

Russia Joins Iran in Demanding No Changes to Nuclear Deal

 

Hundreds including Putin's most prominent foe arrested in Russia  (Russian President Vladimir V Putin)  

 

Russian police detain more than 1600 protesting Putin's 4th  presidential term 

 

SECOND AMENDMENT

 

Video: Infowars Invades Anti-NRA Protest

 

Inside the NRA convention

 

Father of Parkland victim heckled by gun rights group as he speaks at rally near NRA meeting

 

 

SENATE

 

McCain tells Biden he's concerned about the state of the country, NYT reports(US Senator of Arizona John McCain (R)/ Former US Senator of Connecticut Joseph Lieberman (I)

 

Rove Blasts 'bigot, moron' Blankenship: If he wins West Virginia primary, 'kiss winning goodbye'

 

SOUTH KOREA 

 

 South Korea disrupts launch of defectors’ propaganda leaflets against Kim Jong-un (Photos)  (Communist North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un)

 

Police foil anti-North Korea leaflet launch; activists cry foul [Photos]

 

South Korea Moves to Legalize and Regulate ICOs

 

 

SPORTS

 

Justify Wins Kentucky Derby, Conquering Rain, Mud and a 136-Year Curse

 

Milwaukee Bucks will make Becky Hammon first woman to interview for NBA head coaching job

 

MLB Scoreboard

 

NHL Scoreboard

 

NBA Scoreboard

 

STATE DEPARTMENT

 

Pompeo defends ‘muscular’ US diplomacy on North Korea and Iran  (US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo)

 

SUICIDES

 

Woman kills self in front of retailer hours before receiving possible life sentence

 

TAIWAN

 

Taiwan Wants American M1 Abrams Tanks. And the Reason Is China.

 

US condemns China for 'Orwellian nonsense' after Beijing writes to 36 airlines over Taiwan references

 

TURKEY

 

Turkey's top soldier Akar meets Pakistani Air Force Chief in Islamabad

 

UNIONS

 

Cuomo Moves to Prop Up Public-Sector Unions  (Governor of New York Andrew M Cuomo (D)

 

UNITED KINGDOM (BRITAIN)

 

British doctors angrily reject Trump’s ‘war zone’ comments on knife crime

 

UK: Muslim rapist gets one-year sentence for “grooming” 12-year-old girl for sex

 

Not-so-special relationship: 4 times Trump damaged old bonds that link US & UK  

 

UK: First FGM clinic opened in multicultural Wales

 

Northern Ireland defends Christian bakery before U.K. high court

 

 

UNITED NATIONS

 

Germany vows to support Israel if it gets on UN Security Council

 

UN Secretary General: Scrapping Iran Deal Could Lead To ‘World War III’ 

 

VENEZUELA 

 

The Perils of a Putsch in Venezuela

 

WHITE HOUSE

 Giuliani indicates Trump will nix Iran nuclear deal

 

Trump Is Ending One Gulf Conflict to Start Another

 

Trump suggests US 'close up' to stop immigrants

 

Must-See Moments: Sarah Huckabee Sanders’ Withering Response to Mainstream Media  (White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders)

 

Watch: Trump Speaks in Ohio on Tax Cuts

 

4 Takeaways From Trump’s NRA Speech

 

Giuliani falls back in line

 

In Discussion Ostensibly About Tax Cuts, Trump Keeps China in Cross Hairs

 

Parkland student calls Trump a 'professional liar'

 

Trump to NRA on Russia Probe: 'I Love Fighting These Battles'

 

Report: Trump Considers Spagnolo as VA Head

 

Rudy Giuliani clarifies earlier comments about Trump’s reimbursement of Stormy Daniels hush money 

 

 

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