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Friday, May 5, 2017

 

CELEBRATING 240  YEARS OF LIBERTY AND FREEDOM  

 

 

In Today’s Issue: 

 

ABORTION

 

These Republicans Voted Against the Bill to Defund the Planned Parenthood Abortion Biz

 

Court Stops Pro-Life Iowa Law From Going Into Effect That Will Save Babies From Abortions

 

Iowa judge denies request to block new state law requiring 3-day wait for abortions

 

Iowa Governor Signs Bill Banning Late-Term Abortions After 20 Weeks

 

Minn. Senate Passes Abortion Bills Despite Dayton’s Veto Threat

 

Arizona Legislature Passes Bill Defunding Planned Parenthood, Cuts Off $2 Million in Tax Dollars

 

The AHCA Will Gut Access to Abortion For All Women

 

Cecile Richards Comes Unglued After House Defunds Planned Parenthood: Republicans Hate Women

 

Somehow, It’s Going To Be Even Harder To Get An Abortion Under The AHCA

 

Abortionist Claims There’s “No Cutting of Any Kind” When He Kills Babies. Then Explain This

 

Using abortion as an excuse to deny Californians subsidized healthcare is unnecessary and cruel

 

Kentucky is Fighting to Become the First State to be Abortion Free

 

Christian Abortion Doctor Risks Safety to Keep Reproductive Healthcare in the South

 

Democrat Congresswoman Slams Trump as “Disgusting, Poor Excuse Of A Man” at Rally Celebrating Abortion (US Representative of California Maxine Waters (D)

 

Pro-life Democrats see abortion rights litmus test as political suicide in middle America

 

House votes to topple Obamacare, defund Planned Parenthood

 

Alaska State Rep Is Confident That Women Get Abortions For the Exciting Travel Opportunity 

 

A New Threat to Mississippi’s Only Abortion Clinic Moved in Across the Street

 

Website Counsels Women on How to Perform Their Own Abortions

 

Trump names a birth control czar who doesn’t believe in birth control

 

AFGHANISTAN

 

Ashraf Ghani rejected Pakistan invitation  (Afghan President Ashraf Ghani)

 

After decades as a fugitive, the ‘Butcher of Kabul’ returns to Afghanistan with an appeal for peace

 

AFRICA

 

Boko Haram behind thousands of child deaths: Report

 

AIRLINES

 

Delta Considers Delaying $3 Billion Airbus Order

 

Family booted from Delta flight and threatened with jail after refusing to give up toddler’s seat

 

An airplane video, an unhappy family: How confusing rules put Delta in the hot seat

 

 

AMERICAN CIVIL LIBERTIES UNION (ACLU)

 

ACLU won't sue, says 'religious freedom' order was 'elaborate photo-op'

 

 

ANTI-DEFAMATION LEAGUE (ADL)

 

ADL: Anti-Semitic Incidents Jump 86 Percent

 

 

ASSISTED SUICIDE

 

Hotline offers counsel and care to families considering assisted suicide

 
AUSTRALIA

 

Australian Market Extends Losing Streak

 

Australian Dollar Slips Despite Construction Sector Gains

 

Lone traveller feared overboard en route to Australia

 

Australia: Muslim “sickened” by Muslims who show affection to non-Muslims to speak, along with suspect in jihad bombing

 

Trump praises Australia’s universal health-care system: ‘You have better health care than we do’

 

Trump calls infamous phone call with Australian leader ‘fake news’ — and then admits a ‘testy’ exchange

 

Australian man sues American Airlines for being seated next to overweight passengers

 

BIG GOVERNMENT

 

Jimmy Kimmel, listen to Joe Walsh: America shouldn’t pay for your kid

 

BORDER SECURITY

 

Word to American Rabbis: We Must Secure Our Borders

 

CANADA

 

Toronto stock index recoups Thursday’s triple-digit loss, soars nearly 200 points

 

Toronto Airport to Be Worth $3.7 Billion in Possible Sale

 

Canadian wages see weakest growth since 1997, jobless rate falls to 6.5%

 

Canada weighing multiple trade actions against U.S. over softwood lumber dispute

 

Sajjan could have been exactly the defence minister Canada needed, and now he's ruined that

 

TD bank claimed $2.8 million tax refund under B.C.'s business incentive program, court ruling reveals

 

It’s crunch time for the Conservative leadership race: Here’s everything you need to know

 

How the TTC’s $1B deal with Bombardier has gone so wrong for so long

 

How Canadian commanders will use hockey to keep soldiers safe from Russian 'honey pots'

 

Quebec calls in troops to help with flooding as wet weather wallops Ontario, heads east

 

A gas ban is coming for Gastown — and watch out, your city could be next

 

How a gay couple bonded with their single-mom surrogate

 

Ontario, Alberta spur Canada’s record-low wage growth

 

Nine Toronto hospitals, health centres getting $68 million to ease wait times

 

Investor role in Liberals' infrastructure bank goes too far: opposition

 

121 Ontario schools slated to close over three years: report

 

Man found guilty of manslaughter in death of Calgary gas station worker

 

Trudeau - No awkward Trump conversation   (Canadian Prime Minister Prime Minister Justin Trudeau)

 

How Toronto’s North York General made progress against overcrowding

 

Ottawa to universities: Diversify or lose research chair funds   

 

CARIBBEAN

 

Paradise In Peril: Puerto Rico Shows Governments Do Go Bankrupt

 

CHRISTIANITY

 

Saving Syrian and Iraqi Christians

 

Huffington Post utterly confounded by core Christianity belief

 

CINCO DE MAYO

 

The history behind Cinco de Mayo reveals high treason!

 

 

COMMUNISM

 

The Left's Continuing Homage to Communism

 

 

COMMUNIST CHINA 

 

A tour of China's first big passenger jet

 

Beijing hit by new air pollution crisis as huge sandstorm blows in

 

COMMUNIST CUBA

 

Cuba prepares for end to Castro era

 

COMMUNIST NORTH KOREA

 

N. Korea's coal exports sharply fall in March: UN website

 

North Korea threatens 'CIA terrorists', claims U.S., South Korea behind assassination plot

 

Why Nobody Wins in a War over North Korea

 

US, ASEAN agree on need for full implementation of N. Korea sanctions

 

Kim Jong-un orders elite military on border to ‘break hostile backbone’  (Communist North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un)

 

 

CONGRESS

 

Report: Congress Holding “Secret Conversations” About Removing Trump

 

Sputnik denied permanent congressional credentials

 

Congress Eyes Crackdown On Terror-Tied Iranian Airline Amid Deals with Boeing

 

Chaffetz, Ernst to Propose Legislation That Could Affect Obama’s Pension After Revelation of His $400,000 Speech (US Representative of Utah Jason Chaffetz (R)/ US Senator of Iowa Joni Ernst (R)

 

Hey, Republicans -- take a memo: You won

 

COURTS

 

Druglord ‘El Chapo’ Will Be Tried In The US In April 2018

 

George Soros battles $10B lawsuit, familiar charges of wielding political influence

 

Atlanta gangsters guilty of shooting mime 59 times

 

Woman awarded record $110M in baby powder lawsuit

 

Ex-sheriff sentenced to 4 years in federal prison

 

Jane Meyer wins $1.43M in case against Iowa  (A Polk County jury handed Jane Meyer a sweeping victory Thursday in her discrimination lawsuit against the University of Iowa, awarding her $1.43 million in damages.)

 

'She's a victim of her own poor choices': Drug dealer's lawyer says doctor mom-of-three who died of cocaine overdose after a night of partying in NYC is not his victim and her family is NOT entitled to compensation

 

CRIME IN AMERICA

 

Hate Crime Hoax: Man Vandalized His Own Church with Trump, Nazi Slogans

 

Texas officer who allegedly tried faking own death arrested

 

Cops: Missing teen lured over Kik app; raped

 

Agency defends not removing girl from squalid home before death  (Illinois)

 

Romance novel cover model wanted in Connecticut robberies is arrested in San Diego

 

Cops: Man fatally dragged after online sale; girls charged

 

5 shootings, 3 injured, 1 dead: Couple charged in rampage across southeast L.A. County  (California)

 

'Drunk' NYPD traffic cop was 'driving at 111mph' over the Williamsburg Bridge just before horrific crash that killed his 21-year-old passenger and tore her body in half

 

DEMOCRATS (MARXISTS)

 

Clinton Campaign Chair John Podesta on President Trump

 

Michelle Obama Ruined A Movie Producers’ Day After Accidentally Tweeting His Phone Number

 

Huma Abedin won’t explain classified emails she sent to Weiner

 

Clinton urges 'fight' against the GOP following ObamaCare vote

 

 

DEPARTMENT HOMELAND SECURITY

 

Sec. Kelly Fires Back After Dem Senator’s Immigration Tweetstorm (Department of Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly)

 

Homeland Security can’t keep up with more than 1 million immigrants who have overstayed visas

 

 

DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

 

Sessions Sticks to Justice Dept. Pattern in Sterling Decision  (US Attorney General Jeff Sessions)

 

Justice Department opens criminal investigation into Uber’s use of software to evade regulators

 

 

ECONOMY

 

S&P 500, Nasdaq close at records after jobs data

 

S&P 500 sets record close as energy jumps

 

S&P 500 Rises to Record as Oil Rebounds, Jobs Grow: Markets Wrap

 

Asian stocks fall for third day as cracks in commodities widen

 

Oil Tumbles Again, Asian Equities Fall Before Jobs: Markets Wrap

 

A subpar economy looms

 

CNBC: Buffett Sells a Third of Berkshire's IBM Stake

 

160,213,000: Number of Americans in Labor Force Hits Record High

 

10-year Treasury note yield posts largest weekly gain in almost 2 months

 

U.S. job growth rebounds sharply, unemployment rate hits 4.4 percent

 

Solid U.S. Job Market May Be Undercutting Trump's Tax-Cut Case

 

Gold futures lose about 3.3% for the week

 

Unemployment Rate Lowest Since 2007

 

Job Market Still Seen As Rough Going for Most College Grads

 

Manufacturing Adds 6,000 Jobs--Reaching New 8-Year High; Government Adds 17,000

 

Encouraging April Jobs Report Shows Need for More Pro-Growth Reforms

 

Dollar finishes higher vs. yen for third straight week

 

EDUCATION

 

U at Buffalo: Left-fascist and Islamic supremacist students enraged by “Stop Sharia” message

 

San Diego: Ground Zero for Islamic Indoctrination in American Public Schools

 

Furious Father Goes Off on School Board For Teaching His Children About Islam (Video)

 

Congressmen Call On CUNY to Revoke Invite to Anti-Israel Linda Sarsour

 

Pastors' Conf. reaches 60 scholarships awarded

 

Emory University to Pay for ‘100 Percent’ of Undocumented Students’ Financial Aid

 

Purdue Faculty Questions Kaplan Deal (Senate passes resolution rebuking the university’s unexpected acquisition and calling for it to be rescinded.)

 

Reading With Children Starting in Infancy Gives Lasting Literacy Boost

 

Setting a Limit on Academic Freedom (Court says Marquette was justified in punishing a professor for using his blog to criticize a graduate student by name.)

 

Revolutionary Communists Seek to Protect Students from Conservatives

 

Due North  (Professor says she’s giving up a tenure-track job in the US and taking her family back to Canada over racism directed at her Nicaraguan-born spouse.)

 

Cuomo's incredible shrinking "free college" program (Governor of New York Andrew M Cuomo (D)

 

From For-Profits to Community Colleges  (A new paper finds students don’t leave postsecondary education when the for-profit institution they attend is sanctioned by federal agencies. They move into the public sector.)

 

Dartmouth Appoints Anti-Semitic Terrorist Enabler As Its New Dean

 

Larry Elder: Parents: Prepare Your College Kids For Left-Wing Campus Bias

 

Yale professor warns ‘inevitable’ — Trump’s taking over U.S.

 

On Campuses Far From China, Still Under Beijing’s Watch

 

District told to fix damage from f-bombing school official

 

When the PC police take friendly fire

 

EGYPT

 

How Sisi Could Wreck the Egyptian Economy  (Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi)

 

Egypt: Islamic State top dog warns Muslims to “stay away from Christian gatherings”

 

 

ELECTION 2016

 

The Never-Ending 2016 Election

 

ENERGY

 

Oil tallies a weekly drop of more than 6%

 

Energy Prices

 

Oil Extends Slump Below $45 as U.S. Shale Confounds OPEC's Cuts

 

Suddenly, Oil Below $40 a Barrel Doesn't Seem So Far-Fetched

 

Goldman says oil prices are on the brink of ‘capitulation’ after recent beating

 

ENVIRONMENT

 

California's water crisis is dangerous, just like Flint's. Will the state clean it up once and for all?

 

EURASIA

 

Why Armenia Needs the Iskander System

 

EUROPE

 

Ukraine bans Steven Seagal as ‘threat to national security’

 

EUROPEAN UNION

 

European stocks end week at 21-month high ahead of French election

 

EU’s Juncker says he’ll stop ‘speaking English’ because it’s losing importance  (European Commission Presiden Jean-Claude Juncker)

 

EU plans would trap refugees in 'catastrophic conditions' in Libya

 

Hungary shuts disabled home after report

 

Denmark gets its first wild wolf pack in 200 years

 

Girl Scout confronts neo-Nazi at Czech rally

 

 

FEDERAL BUDGET

 

Robert Samuelson: A Budget Primer — For Trump And Everyone Else

 

 

FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION (FBI) 

 

Comey pressed for anti-Trump dossier in classified Russia report, sources say  (FBI Director James Comey)

 

FBI Study: Police Scared, Demoralized, Less Proactive Due to Anti-Cop Activism

 

 

FEDERAL RESERVE

 

Fed's Williams pushes new approach to U.S. inflation goal

 

 

FEMINISM

 

The True Goal of Feminism

 

FRANCE

 

Macron team blasts ‘massive hacking attack’ after document release

 

Macron INCREASES Lead Ahead of Sunday Election…

 

Le Pen woos female voters but feminists sceptical

 

14 standout moments of the historic 2017 French presidential election campaign

 

French police find weapons near army base where 'radicalized ex-soldier' arrested

 

Are Parisians panicking about the possibility of Le Pen in power?

 

Tom Cruise surprises fans in Paris

 

French minorities rally against ‘dangerous’ presidential candidate Le Pen

 

France goes America: Macron is to Hillary as Le Pen is to Trump

 

Why My Father Votes for Marine Le Pen

 

'Forces of Hell' rise against Le Pen (Immigration laws still on books, good to use, France told.)

 

French poll favourite files lawsuit

 

GERMANY

 

How Merkel Got Her Groove Back (German Chancellor Angela Merkel)

 

50,000 in Hanover prep for second biggest post-war bomb defusal

 

How Merkel’s efforts to save Europe may lead to its undoing

 

German spy chief issues fresh warning about Russia cyber attacks

 

Far right military scandals put German defence minister under pressure

 

GLOBAL WARMING

 

Trump Protester Harassed, Assaulted, and Arrested at Climate March

 

Why Trump Can and Should Pull Out of Paris Climate Change Agreement

 

GOOGLE

 

Cyber Sweatshops Forever! Google Exec/Hillary Campaign Staffer Slams H-1B Restriction

 

HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

 

HHS Secretary Tom Price: ‘The American People Don’t Want the Government Running Their Health Care’

 

HHS televisions tuned into Fox

 

Trump announces nominee for top Health and Human Services position

 

Health insurers focused on 2018 unknowns for Obamacare market

 

Trump, GOP face urgent decision on health insurer subsidies

 

HEALTH CARE

 

Baby born alongside the IUD meant to destroy him: Here’s his incredible story

 

Health Insurers in Maryland Request Premium Rate Hikes as High as 150%

 

In Minnesota's worst measles outbreak, a battle of beliefs over vaccines

 

In Their Criticism, Health Care Groups Find a Rare Unity

 

Charles Krauthammer: US Will Have Universal Healthcare System in a 'Few Years'

 

HOLLYWOOD

 

Filmmakers are making their soundtracks do all the work, and it’s getting a little lazy

 

 

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

 

We’re All Murderers Now


Lawmakers Want Trump to Push Iran to Release U.S. Hostages

 

Health Care, from the Top


AHCA cuts $1 trillion in ObamaCare taxes

 

Make Our Health Care Great Again

 

Tears, Evasion in Testimony From Embattled Former Dem Rep. Corrine Brown (D-Florida)

 

Repeal and Replace the Republican Party

 

Jon Ossoff Was Against Negative Campaigning, Until He Had A Real Opponent

 

Mark Levin: House bill repeals only 10 percent of Obamacare

 

The House Obamacare Vote: First Step To Repeal Or Sham?

 

Conservatives Must Stop Calling Trumpcare An Obamacare 'Repeal.' Here's The Big Reason Why.

 

Republicans Now Have to Convincingly Sell Their Health-Care Plan

 

Republicans May Be Celebrating a Temporary Health Care Victory

 

House oversight panel to investigate Iran deal

 

Partial Obamacare Repeal Passes House

 

GOP health care bill raises coverage concerns

 

Think tank on GOP health bill: Coverage to plummet, cancer treatment costs to skyrocket

 

Dems Taunt GOP For Voting To Replace A Collapsing ObamaCare

 

The Fix: Did Republicans just wave bye-bye to their House majority?

 

Schiff: Yates testimony could come within 'weeks'   (US Representative of California Adam Schiff (D)

 

The New Study That Shows Trumpcare’s Damage

 

Comey, Rogers testify behind closed doors for House Russia probe

 

Liberals Foresee Thousands–or Even Millions–Dying in Wake of AHCA Passage

 

What do Bigfoot and moderate Republicans have in common?

 

My son has a preexisting condition, and I voted for the AHCA. Here’s why.

 

How the Republican bill would change Obamacare

 

How two little-known Republicans revived the health-care effort after Trump and Ryan stepped back

 

House passes bill to impose new sanctions on North Korea 

 

What is a pre-existing condition?

 

Democrats, Reporters Baselessly Accuse GOP of Throwing Beer Party to Celebrate Health Care Bill

 

Talks, incentives swing Republican votes

 

Freedom Caucus working on tax reform plan: report

 

Dem group raises $500K to challenge GOP reps for ObamaCare repeal

 

A squeak and a reprieve for the Republicans

 

GOP lawmaker admits not reading 'every word' of healthcare bill

 

The Trumpcare Disaster

 

This bill is not the ‘insurance for everybody’ Trump promised

 

Vulnerable Republicans back ObamaCare replacement

 

The GOP needs to think far beyond replacing ObamaCare

 

California's Republicans all voted yes on the healthcare bill. Now Democrats have a campaign issue

 

The GOP insists its healthcare bill will protect people with pre-existing conditions. It won't

 

IMMIGRATION

 

Children of Reagan’s amnesty fight for another despite Trump’s resistance

 

County goes 'beyond sanctuary' with plan for tax-funded legal aid  (Washtenaw County, home to the University of Michigan, has given initial approval to a new set of immigration policies that welcome all migrants, whether legal or illegal, criminal or law abiding.)

 

IMMIGRATION AND CUSTOMS ENFORCEMENT (ICE)

 

Tech Limitations Hinder ICE Enforcement of Visa Overstays

 

ICE Seeks To Deport Soccer Coach Accused Of Sexually Assaulting 7-Year Old Girl

 

INDIA

 

Indian Supreme Court upholds death sentences in Delhi gang rape

 

J&K: Video shows terrorists torturing ‘informers’

 

PM's space diplomacy turns satellite launch into mini-Saarc summit

 

India launches South Asia Satellite, PM Modi calls GSAT-9 an invaluable gift

 

Govt proposes three levels of punishment for unruly flyers after Gaikwad-AI row

 

Indian police claim rats drank 900,000 liters of confiscated alcohol

 

IRAN

Rouhani blasts anti-Israel messages on missiles  (Iranian President Hassan Rouhani)

 

Placeholder candidate in Iranian election overshadows Rouhani

 

IRAQ

 

No US combat troops to stay in Iraq after anti-Daesh fight: PM

 

ISLAM

 

New Strategy Needed to Confront Islamist Threats in War of Ideas

 

Islamic Hijrah targeting France and America? (New documentary reveals motives behind Muslim migration.)

 

A tale of two Islams

 

ISRAEL

 

Israeli-“Palestinian” Arab Conflict Briefing     (Friday, May 5, 2017)

 

Hamas Policy Document: Palestinian State In 1967 Borders Is 'Formula For Joint National Agreement' Between Hamas, PLO – Yet Armed Struggle Will Continue, And Palestine Extends From River To Sea

 

As winds of war rise, Israel must decide whether to pull the plug on Gaza

 

Training with dolphins: The next generation of Israel's submarine fleet

 

Former Minister, Scholar Rabbi Benny Elon Dead at 62

 

Exclusive: US bank shuts anti-Israel account in a reportedly unprecedented move

 

Hamas to begin selection of new leader to replace Khaled Mashaal

 

Israel’s next biggest start-ups

 

Dozens injured during clashes across West Bank (Judea and Samaria)  in solidarity with hunger strikers

 

Two Palestinians carrying knives arrested during Hebron protest

 

Fire Department: Most of November’s Fires were Arson

 

Jordanians rally for Palestinian hunger strikers

 

PA last-ditch effort at UNESCO fails

 

Arab League seeks UN probe on Israeli prisons amid Palestinian hunger strike

 

Watch: ‘Reservists on Duty’ Debunk their ‘Breaking the Silence’ Buddy’s Lies

 

PA official rejects ‘insane’ demand to stop paying terrorists

 

Adding more fuel to the fire of hatred

 

Israeli forces demolish East Jerusalem home, leaving 6 Palestinians homeless

 

IDF Only Wants a ‘Unified’ Jerusalem

 

Moving surprise for excellent Ethiopian-born soldier  (Israel Defense Forces)

 

Rivlin: Jewish Property Stolen during Holocaust Must Be Returned (Israeli President Reuven Rivlin)

 

Abbas: Hamas continues to legitmize division  (“Palestinian” Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas)

 

Starting Today, Israeli Laws to Include Judea, Samaria Implementations

 

Unworthy Abbas Honored in the White House

 

ICRC: Prisoner visits with families are Israel's obligation under international law

 

Analysis: Trump’s itinerary shows bid for coalition to back peace, tackle Iran, fight terrorism

 

The Hamas Leopard Tries to Change Its Spots

 

US delegation coming back to Israel to finalize Trump itinerary

 

Israel Scores Moral Victory at UNESCO while Sweden Disgraces Itself

 

The New, “Moderate” Hamas: Severe Cruelty to Jewish and Arab Prisoners and Their Families

 

LIBERALISM

 

How the left came to own 'public service'

 

LOBBYISTS

 

Lewandowski leaves firm that lobbies for company with Russia ties

 

MEDIA 

 

Lara Trump: ‘Sad’ That Media Are Censoring Pro-Trump Ad

 

Now ABC, CBS and NBC Refuse to Run Trump Campaign Ad Blasting them as ‘Fake News’

 

Ryan Grim to leave HuffPost for The Intercept

 

WaPo Drums Up ‘Labor Shortage’ in Push for More Foreign Workers

 

Daily newspaper columnist who defended NRA quits after suspension

 

The people vs. the press

 

NYT Correspondent Falsely Reports House Members Voted to Exempt Themselves From GOP Health Care Bill

 

Fox News Is Sued Again as It Tries to Push Sky Deal

 

Ex-Fox chief Ailes hired private investigator to discredit accusers: report

 

MEXICO

 

Clashes between soldiers and gasoline smugglers leave 10 dead in Mexico

 

MIDDLE EAST

 

Houthis selling Iranian weapons to Al-Qaeda, says Saudi diplomat

 

Does Donald Trump Know He's Helping Saudi Arabia Ruin Yemen?

 

Muslim leaders, vexed by Obama-era disengagement, paved way for Trump visit to Saudi Arabia

 

 

MILITARY

 

ISIS-supporting ex-Marine wanted to start race war: Docs

 

U.S. Navy SEAL killed in Somalia raid on militant compound

 

Mark Green Withdraws Nomination for Secretary of the Army

 

US Army opens new Polish headquarters as troop levels rise

 

Pentagon eyes Iran-North Korea military connection

 

Navy officer admits role in sharing secrets in espionage case

 

Pentagon to Submit New Afghanistan Strategy to White House as Early as Next Week

 

Congress is not happy with the Pentagon’s F-35 office

 

Trump’s Army sec. pick — a combat hero and devout Christian — under assault from LGBTQ activists

 

Ramstein airman found guilty of negligent homicide in fellow airman's death

 

U.S. may send up to 5,000 more troops to Afghanistan

 

Special Ops general: Rate of deployment 'unsustainable'

 

NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION (NASA)

 

Hubble image captures hundreds of galaxies 6 billion light-years away

 

How deaf men helped NASA’s space research program

 

How the Apollo 11 astronauts raced an erratic Soviet spite-robot to the moon

 

NATIONAL SECURITY AGENCY

 

More spying and more lying

 

 

NATIONAL TRANSPORATION SAFETY BOARD (NTSB)

 

NTSB focuses on 2 factors that led to fatal Texas church bus crash

 

PAKISTAN

 

Boy, 10, killed in attempted blasphemy lynching in Pakistan

 

India has no role in Afghan peace process: Pakistan

 

Clash erupts on Afghan-Pakistan border

 

India launches satellite for South Asian countries, Pakistan says no thanks

 

At Afghanistan-Pakistan Border, Forces Clash and at Least 11 Die

 

 

PHILIPPINES

 

‘Dutertenomics’ envisions a golden age for the Philippines  (President Rodrigo Duterte)

 

Philippine judge writes book against China’s sea claims

 

POLLS

 

Voters Don’t Trust Polls, See Anti-Trump Bias

 

PRISONS

 

"Inmate taxi service" let prisoners come and go, prosecutors say

 

California Must Provide Trans Prisoners With Compression Underwear

 

Prisoner’s ‘Shawshank’ hiding spot doesn’t work out

 

 

RACISM

 

'IT'S RACISM!' Wanda Sykes Knows The Real Reason Republicans Want To Repeal Obamacare

 

RADIO

 

Glenn Beck warns 'Late Night' host Stephen Colbert: 'You have become me, circa 2009.'

 

RUSSIA

 

Russia: Imam gets 3 years prison for justifying terrorism

 

Putin Promises to Raise Chechnya's Anti-Gay Crackdown With Law Enforcement  (Russian President Vladimir V Putin)

 

Russia. Why was Our Lady of Fatima so concerned about Russia?

 

Russian Internet Watchdog Issues Another Warning to Liberal Outlet 'The New Times'

 

A Foreigner’s Guide to Surviving Victory Day

 

Defense Ministry: Russian air force not used in Syria since May 1

 

‘Declaration of war’: Russian MPs blast US plans to enforce N. Korea sanctions on foreign territory

 

Russian, German top diplomats agree to continue Normandy-format efforts

 

SCIENCE

 

Why politics and science don’t mix

 

SECOND AMENDMENT

 

Gun Rights Leaders ‘Ecstatic,’ ‘Excited’ in Early Days of Trump Administration

 

Texas Concealed Carry Holder Thwarts Potential Mass Shooting

 

Gun instructor accidentally shoots man during training, police say

 

SENATE

 

Trump-Russia investigation reignites as Senate asks aides to hand over notes

 

Rand Paul demands to know if he was surveilled by the Obama admin during the 2016 election (US Senator of Kentucky Rand Paul (R)

 

Senate Moves Obamacare Repeal to Slow Lane After House Vote

 

Should President Trump Keep His Promise to Cancel the Paris Agreement on Climate Change?  (Instead, submit the Paris agreement as a treaty to Senate for a vote.)

 

Warren's Reported SEC Nominee Could Face Conflict of Interest  (US Senator of Massachusetts Elizabeth Warren (D)

 

Bad news for the Trump-Russia tinfoil-hat brigade

 

What Senate Republicans need to do right now  (With the House’s passage of the American Health Care Act, House Republican leaders have handed their Senate counterparts the biggest legislative weapon they have held in their entire careers.)

 

Warren: U.S. Military’s ‘Greatest Strength’ Is Its ‘Diversity’   (US Senator of Massachusetts Elizabeth Warren (D)

 

Senators Save the Empire  (The Senate may be our rampart against Trump.)

 

Sanders to Trump: 'We'll quote you' on support for universal healthcare (US Senator of Vermont Bernard Sanders (I-Socialist)

 

Obamacare Repeal Faces Senate Hurdles After Close Vote

 

GOP senator: ‘Zero’ chance health care bill passes as is

 

Dem senator open to repealing, replacing ObamaCare

 

McCain Rips Trump Remark on NKorean 'Crazy Dictator'  (US Senator of Arizona John McCain (R)

 

 

SOCIAL MEDIA

 

Girl rescued while trying to livestream suicide on Facebook

 

The mystery behind a Flynn associate’s quiet work for the Trump campaign (Jon Iadonisi, a former Navy SEAL whose company worked on a Turkish consulting contract with Michael Flynn, also did a social-media project for the campaign that was not disclosed.)

 

SOUTH AMERICA

 

Brazil: 8 Muslims jailed for Islamic State Olympic jihad massacre plot

 

Eight militants jailed over Olympic plot

 

US taxpayers shouldn't fund Colombia's horrible 'peace' deal

 

Argentina: Fury over ruling that could see human rights abusers walk free

 

Former Farc rebels kidnap UN official in Colombia from coca crop region

 

SOUTH KOREA 

 

Incoming president to face NK dilemma

 

Outlook improves for ‘undervalued’ Kospi

 

Population Drain Spreads to Bigger Towns

 

In South Korea Campaign, One Topic Eclipses Others

 

4 in 10 Korean Women Have Had Botox or Filler Treatments

 

South Korea must end gay soldier 'witch-hunt', campaigners say

 

Election fever: early voting turnout hits 26%

 

Huge dust storm to choke Korea on weekend

 

S. Korea launches 4th  telecommunications satellite

 

China tried to hack THAAD system: CNN

 

Fine dust from China kills 30,000 a year

 

SPORTS

 

Dale Jr.’s Retirement Marks The End Of An Era, Loss Of A Bridge To NASCAR’s Past

 

Rangers punch Senators in the mouth to even series

 

New details on Aaron Hernandez death

 

Former NBA guard charged with indecent exposure

 

Teen with cerebral palsy gets to meet the Yankees

 

Mr. Met David Wright deserves better ending than this

 

Yes, Conservatives are Dumping ESPN

 

Wizards vs. Celtics is the bloodiest series

 

Michael Oher: Carolina Panthers player accused of assaulting Uber driver

 

NHL Scoreboard

 

MLB Scoreboard

 

NBA Scoreboard

 

STATES

 

Texas Legislature Passes Bill That Could Put ‘Sanctuary City’ Officials in Jail

 

New Voter ID Bill Signed Into Law in Iowa

 

Texas governor poised to sign nation’s harshest anti-sanctuary bill

 

Texas' "sanctuary city" ban not popular with police chiefs

 

Ark. residents swamped by floodwaters optimistic about future

 

STATE DEPARTMENT

 

State Dept. Ordered to Release Clinton Emails on Obama’s Response to Benghazi

 

 Rex Tillerson Translates ‘America First’ to Foggy Bottom Bureaucrats   (US Secretary of State Rex W Tillerson)

 

State Dept. deletes retweet promoting Ivanka Trump’s book

 

State Department's internal survey probes for cuts

 

Tillerson Urges ASEAN to Cut North Korea Funding, Minimize Ties  (US Secretary of State Rex W Tillerson)

 

 

SUICIDES

 

Meteorologist who committed suicide was sex assault suspect

 

SUPREME COURT 

 

WH: Next SCOTUS Nominee to Come From Same List as Gorsuch

 

SYRIA

 

Bashar al-Assad Could Launch Another Chemical-Weapons Attack  (Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad)

 

Route from Islamic State’s capital of Raqqa dotted with discarded women’s veils

 

Here's why the latest Syrian cease-fire plan may be fatally flawed from the start

 

 

TAIWAN

 

Taiwan Can't Negotiate, Likely to Observe Rules on South China Sea

 

US senators present Taiwan Travel Act

 

Magnitude 4.5 earthquake rocks eastern Taiwan

 

FDA impounds tonnes of food, some from 2008

 

China’s barring of Taiwan from WHA could be deadly: Time

 

H5N6 avian flu epidemic under control: premier

 

3 workers rescued as rain warning hits 14 Taiwanese regions

 

Taiwan nuclear power plant maintenance fault might tighten summer electricity supply

 

Bank of Taiwan says yen supply more than enough

 

 

TERRORISM

 

An attorney for San Bernardino terrorism victims is taking on social media apps for harboring extremists. Does he stand a chance?

 

Muslim Terrorists Come for a Cartoonist Who Once Drew Mohammed

 

TRADE

 

GE CEO warns against U.S. protectionism, wants level playing field

 

 

TRANSPORTATION SECURITY ADMINISTRATION (TSA)

 

TSA issues security warning about vehicle-ramming threat

 

TREASURY DEPARTMENT

 

Companies Compete but Won’t Let Their Workers Do the Same

 

TURKEY

 

Turkey’s Erdogan is savoring his new powers. But there are cracks in his support.   (Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan)

 

Turkey tired of polls, polarization: Former President Gül

 

Court rejects Wikipedia’s appeal over access ban, says freedom of expression can be ‘restricted’ in some cases

 

We cannot let Turks in Germany vote in potential referendum on death penalty: Schulz

 

Preparatory delegation visits US ahead of Erdoğan-Trump meeting

 

Turkish coup commission to request information from intel agency, army for second time

 

S&P affirms Turkey foreign and local currency ratings, outlook remains negative

 

107 more judges, prosecutors dismissed over Gülen links

 

 

UNITED KINGDOM (BRITAIN)

 

FTSE 100 closes at 3-week high as oil tries for rebound

 

Acid Attacks on the Rise in London

 

Scandal-hit, Bible-burning rabbi limps in 6th  in UK mayoral bid

 

Sturgeon facing claims SNP ignored election cash rules   (Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon)

 

Local election results: How did your area vote and what does it tell us about the general election?

 

EU leaders warn May: Brexit talks may become ‘impossible’  (British Prime Minister Theresa May)

 

Air pollution lawsuit set to go ahead despite delayed government plan

 

100,000 'boomerang kids' will never leave home, study suggests

 

Poverty risk for 50,000 low-income households at lower benefit cap

 

Hawking: Humans running out of time on Earth

 

Congressman promises to help lift U.K. ban on Savage

 

Briton who tried to shoot Donald Trump secretly arrives back in UK

 

Tories make early gains in UK local polls

 

London anti-terror raid police criticised for not wearing body cameras

 

Mosul offensive: Iraqi army launches 'final push' as army attacks Isil from north-west

 

Dangerous levels of arsenic found in rice cakes for babies

 

UNITED NATIONS

 

Waldheimer’s Disease Returns  (The triumph of forgetting over memory.)

 

UNITED STATES

 

Mexican-Americans torn about Cinco de Mayo in Trump era

 

VATICAN

 

 Pope Planning Pentecostal Celebration with Charismatics

 

VENEZUELA 

 

Armored military vehicle runs over Venezuelan protester

 

What Caused Venezuela's Collapse Is No Mystery — Except To Economically Illiterate Journalists

 

Gustavo Dudamel has tried to stay out of politics. Now, he’s demanding action in Venezuela

 

End Venezuela violence: Conductor Dudamel  (Celebrated Venezuelan conductor Gustavo Dudamel tells the government to "listen to the people.")

 

WHITE HOUSE

 

President Donald J. Trump’s Weekly Address

 

Daily Presidential Tracking Poll

 

Sexual Assault Charges to Be Dropped Against Illegal Immigrant Teens in Case White House Called ‘Horrific’

 

Trump on Twitter: 'Everybody' Has Better Healthcare Than US

 

Trump's Australian health care praise prompts backdown

 

First female usher in White House history no longer in post

 

Trump Bows To Democrats & Liberal Republicans, Signing $1.1 Trillion Spending Bill

 

Trump busting presidential norms with weekend trips

 

Analysis: Trump order unlikely to alter sermonizing

 

'The White House just couldn't let this go'  (The inside story of how Trump and the Republicans got Obamacare repeal through the House. (Hint: It wasn't pretty.)

 

Golden girl! Melania glows in Australia's national color as Trump makes a triumphant return to New York and gets a hug from Rupert Murdoch at dinner aboard aircraft carrier with Aussie PM Turnbull

 

Trump’s Health Care Victory: He Never Gives Up

 

Rethinking the conservative position of 'never Trump'

 

Charles Krauthammer: Trump — 'Normalized' But Still Scary

 

White House: ACLU lawsuit threat shows anti-religion, anti-GOP bias

 

Trump’s Mar-a-Lago jaunts cost $1.2M — for just two trips: Watchdog

 

Promised made, promises kept

 

OnPolitics Today: Trump praises health care repeal that hasn't happened yet

 

Way Too Many Trumps

 

13 remarkable quotes from people who voted for both Obama and Trump

 

Trump is turning other countries against the United States

 

Amanda Knox: Donald Trump supported me when I was wrongly accused of murder. What do I owe him?

 

Protesters turn out for Trump's New York return

 

The Religious Liberty Order is a Good Start, Here's What Needs to Happen Next

 

WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION (WHO)

 

WHO chief praises Guineans for help with Ebola vaccine

 

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