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Saturday, May 6, 2017

 

CELEBRATING 240 YEARS OF LIBERTY AND FREEDOM  

 

 

In Today’s Issue: 

 

ABORTION

 

Grandmother facing 11 years for undercover baby body-parts vids

 

GOP health care bill attacks Planned Parenthood funding

 

Iowa high court halts state's new abortion constraints

 

Republican Lawmaker: Women Get Abortions for ‘a Free Trip to the City’

 

In Meeting with Ivanka, Cecile Richards Shows Her Hand on Abortion


Abortion, Guns, State Plane Among Bills Vetoed by Governor
 (Montana Governor Steve Bullock has vetoed bills that would have restricted abortions and future governors' use of the state airplane.)

 

Planned Parenthood head: Being a woman is going to be a preexisting condition

 

Haslam noncommittal on abortion ban (Governor of Tennessee Bill Haslam came close to giving his support to the 20-week abortion bill that is currently sitting on his desk after being approved by the Senate this week, but he deferred.)

 

Amid budget crisis, House poised to debate meaningless abortion resolution, Democrats say (Oklahoma)

 

Minnesota Senate sends abortion bills to governor who plans to veto them

 

A Dutch website is helping Americans who want to safely end early pregnancies

 

ADOPTION

 

Texas adoption agencies could ban Jews, gays

 

Ohio couple with 5 biological children adopts 6

 

AFGHANISTAN

 

Taliban Again Seize Northern Afghanistan City

 

Rampant violence in Afghanistan raising new alarms

 

 

AFRICA

 

16,000 Christians Are Now Hiding In Giant Catholic Cathedral To Escape Violence As Soldiers Slaughter Them (Sudan)

 

Al-Shabab Allegedly Beheads 2 Captured Somali Soldiers Near Mahaday

 

Dozens Killed in Tanzanian School Bus Crash

 

Nigerian Officials Say Boko Haram Frees 82 Kidnapped School Girls

 

Children in Somalia are malnourished and fighting for their lives

 

These photos show what Boko Haram suicide bombers have tried to blow up

 

AIRLINES

 

The gross truth about airplanes

 

AMERICAN VOICE INSTITUTE OF PUBLIC POLICY

 

Personal Health

 
ANTISEMITISM

 

Study: 40% of Germans hold modern antisemitic views

 
AUSTRALIA

 

Doctors 'failing' overweight children and obese Australians, expert

 

Malcolm Turnbull slams 'wildly exaggerated' reports about Trump phone call   (Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull)

 

BALKANS

 

Serbian Military Confiscates Thousands Of Machine Guns, Rifles, Mortars And Grenades That Were Being Transported Into Macedonia To Cause Extremely Bloody Conflict

 

Kosovo Opposition Files No-Confidence Motion In Bid To Topple Government

 

BORDER SECURITY

 

Trump has brought down border crossings — by scaring people away

 

CANADA

 

Drenched Central Canada braces for more flooding near lakes, rivers

 

400 soldiers headed to Quebec to help with flood

 

How 2 tech entrepreneurs are cashing in on Canada's 'passion for flyers'

 

Vancouver gallery struggles with Group of Seven authenticity mystery

 

The Islands are soaked and Woodbine Beach is flooded, but Toronto has dodged the worst of the rain

 

Why your insurance likely won't protect you if your basement floods

 

How neighbourhood malls are struggling to survive

 

Canada-US trade tensions escalate

 

Ontario debating cameras to catch people passing stopped school busses

 

BC Greens eye gains on Vancouver Island, opening door to Liberals

 

CARIBBEAN

 

Puerto Rico to close 184 public schools amid economic crisis

 

Puerto Rico files for bankruptcy in last-ditch attempt to sustain public services

 

CHRISTIANITY

 

Younger evangelicals still conservative, but trending moderate on many issues

 

COMEDY

 

L. Brent Bozell: Crude Comedians Of 'The Resistance'

 

COMMUNIST CHINA 

 

Kushner family in Beijing: 'Invest $500,000 and immigrate' to US

 

COMMUNIST CUBA

 

Cuban student arrested after trip to Washington

 

COMMUNIST NORTH KOREA

 

Will Southeast Asia answer Trump’s call for support?

 

War with North Korea: the Toll

 

North Korea needs a Deng Xiaoping

 

The dog that didn’t bark: What pressure from China on Pyongyang?

 

Dennis Rodman says Kim Jong Un is ‘just like anybody else’ (Communist North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un)

 

CONGRESS

 

Top Democrats say Americans will 'die' from ObamaCare overhaul passed by GOP House

 

US Lawmakers Include Several Measures Targeting Russia in Spending Bill

 

How did Congress go from compromise one day to toxicity the next? Trump.

 

Doing Wall Street's bidding, congressional Republicans try to snuff state-run retirement plans

 

CORPORATIONS

 

Corporate Virtue-Signaling Can Be Bad For Business

 

COURTS

 

Drug lord "El Chapo" Guzman appears in federal court

 

Starbucks slammed with lawsuit over Unicorn Frappuccino

 

Arizona man, 50, who killed his best friend, his girlfriend and her four young children 12 years ago should be sentenced to death, jury finds

 

Eagles file lawsuit against Mexico's Hotel California

 

What it's like to battle insurance companies

 

Jury gives $1.1M to 2 killed, 3 sickened by tainted fountain

 

Alabama woman who faked terminal cancer for seven years is charged with stealing $38,000 in online donations

 

Locked Up for Being Poor  (A federal judge rules that the routine use of cash bail unconstitutionally harms the poor.)

 

Demi Moore sued by the parents of 21-year-old man who drowned in her pool two years ago after booze-fueled party

 

CRIME IN AMERICA

 

Illegal Alien Rapes 4 Year-Old While Recording Crime on Phone

 

Gay Church Organist Busted in Trump Hate Crime Hoax

 

Conrad Hilton arrested trying to breaking into ex-girlfriend's house, police say

 

Texas Hispanic Contractor Who Bid on Trump Wall Has Home Broken Into (Video)

 

2 found dead in Boston penthouse apartment, suspect in custody

 

Police: Suspect in officer's shooting found dead at motel

 

Expanded DNA testing leads to charges in 1990s slayings

 

Good Guy With A Gun Thwarts Shooter In Restaurant

 

Police officer who fatally shot Texas teen charged with murder

 

Ohio woman found in pit says suspect said he loved her

 

Police: Jilted boyfriend killed ex's parents

 

Arrest in 2004 case of couple shot dead in sleeping bags

 

Caught on camera: Moment Tennessee teenager, 15, left her house and went on the run with her 50-year-old teacher

 

CYBER ATTACK

 

Russians may have hacked conservative foundation: Report

 

DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL COMMITTEE (DNC)

 

Democrats tackle the 'big rebuild'

 

DEMOCRATS (MARXISTS)

 

Hillary and Obama, incurably obsessed with themselves, should take a lesson from Harper  (Former Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper)

 

Chicago mayor Emanuel posts EPA’s deleted climate change page (Mayor of Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel)

 

Exclusive: 'They went back and forth having sex, screaming, yelling, having sex.' Meet the college professor who Barack Obama loved and lost because he 'wasn't black enough to have a white wife'

 

Clinton plots political comeback with new group

 

How Democrats Can Win in the West

 

'She's on me. Michelle wants money': How Barack Obama nearly quit running for office as the $168,000-a-year couple struggled for cash

 

Mona Charen: The Hillary Interview: Cold Porridge

 

De Blasio’s lunatic defense of out-of-town Joe Ponte  (Mayor of New York City Bill de Blasio)

 

'The new JFK': Only grandson of John F Kennedy gives first major interview - and says 'stay tuned' on his political ambitions

 

DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

 

Commerce secretary warns Canada against 'retaliatory action' on lumber tariff

 

DEPARTMENT OF INTERIOR

 

With ‘Doggy Days,’ Interior becomes first federal agency to embrace pets

 

DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

 

Loretta Lynch Busted=>Leaked Email Shows She ‘Would Do Everything She Could’ to Protect Hillary from Criminal Charges (Video)  (Former US Attorney General Loretta Lynch)

 

Justice Department Expands Criminal Inquiry Into Uber

 

Top Justice nominee beat back Obama appointments, defended Little Sisters of the Poor

 

 

ECONOMY

 

U.S. Economy Is Getting Very Close to Full Employment

 

The End Of Money As We Know It?

 

The economy is finally back to where it was before the Great Recession

 

EDUCATION

 

A Professor Looks at the College Racket

 

University of CA Caves to Demands After Black Student Group's Sit-In

 

College faces backlash over Trump 'resistance' class

 

Trump suggests financing for historically black colleges may be unconstitutional

 

Gonzaga University Tells Students That Cinco de Mayo Parties Are Racist

 

These schools are the best in the nation at challenging students

 

New details emerge in horrific Penn State fraternity death

 

Indiana kids defy the odds on their school robotics team

 

18 frat members charged in student's fatal fall

 

Teacher fired after dragging young student down hallway

 

It’s Time For High School 2.0

 

Team de Blasio just rolled Jeff Klein  (Mayor of New York City Bill de Blasio(D); New York State Senator  Jeff Klein (D-Bronx) is letting the city Department of Education off easy — at schoolchildren’s peril. Klein, a major Senate power, has dropped his promise to force schools... )

 

Trayvon Martin, black teenager killed by white neighbourhood watch volunteer, awarded honorary degree

 

Florida teenager recovering after snake bites him at school

 

Michelle Obama enjoys lunch in Greenwich Village after speaking to students about higher education at a star-studded College Signing day event in Manhattan

 

EGYPT

 

IS decapitates father, two sons in Sinai border town

 

Plane crash No trace of explosives on Egyptair victims, says French newspaper

 

ENERGY

 

Energy Prices

 

 

ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA)

 

EPA chief recuses himself from lawsuits against his agency  (Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt)

 

EPA's Pruitt recuses himself from lawsuits opposing Obama rules  

 

EUROPE

 

Switzerland: Qur’an distribution campaign is “front for incitement of radical activities including jihadist involvement”

 

EUROPEAN UNION

 

Belgian region outlaws kosher slaughter

 

European Jewish Congress Slams ‘Scandalous’ Belgian Decision to Ban Kosher Slaughter of Meat

 

Dutch police accused of bribing newspaper to bury data on Muslim migrant crime

 

Belarus Carries Out First Execution This Year; EU Urges Moratorium

 

Qatari government opens mega-mosque in Malmö, Sweden

 

Italy unveils 1st domestically-built F-35B vertical landing jet (Photos)

 

The E.U., the Necessary Empire

 

Venice bans kebab shops to ‘preserve decorum and traditions'

 

 

FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION (FBI) 

 

No, the FBI Was Not a Trump Partisan


FBI Study: 'De-Policing' Is the New Norm

 

Obama White House counsel part of early talks on Clinton email release, notes show

 

Pressure builds on FBI to explain Garland terrorist attack

 

 

 

FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION (FCC)

 

Ajit Pai: FCC looking into Colbert's Trump joke

 

FINANCIAL INDUSTRY

 

Former Wells Fargo workers say they targeted immigrants and Native Americans

 

FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION (FDA)

 

At FDA, TVs now turned to Fox News and can't be switched

 

FDA approves first drug to treat ALS in 20 years - after trial shows it 'cuts rate of decline by a third'

 

FRANCE     

 

On eve of French vote, unclear if massive hack will dent Macron’s lead over Le Pen

 

Emmanuel Macron hacked emails: French media ordered by electoral commission not to publish content of messages

 

Polls suggest Macron set to defeat Le Pen in 2nd  round of French presidential election

 

Data leaked from French presidential candidate's campaign on social media

 

Macron team blasts 'massive hacking attack' on eve of vote

 

France's vote ripples across Europe, markets, diplomacy

 

Hacking attack rocks French presidential race ahead of Sunday's vote

 

French MP dies campaigning for Macron

 

In the French Presidential Election, the Algerian War Looms Large

 

France Ready for Sunday’s Ballot Box ‘Revolution’

 

Dirty Tricks: French Voters Receive Invalid, Damaged Le Pen Ballots

 

Wikileaks ‘Sceptical’ Macron Leaks Fake, As Russia Falls Under Spotlight

 

France: ISIS calls for blood on election day, armed Muslim arrested near base, Macron widens lead

 

Eiffel Tower stunt exposes security concern on eve of French election

 

Russia blamed as Macron campaign blasts 'massive hacking attack' ahead of French presidential election

 

Are Russian hackers trying to help Le Pen win France's election? Front-runner Macron suffers 'massive and co-ordinated' email leak on the eve of the vote as polls put him 24 points ahead

 

Massive Macron Hack Roils French Politics on Eve of Critical Election

 

Macron Was Target of ‘Massive’ Hack, Campaign Says

 

In France, a Stark Debate and a Stark Choice

 

France bans overly thin models

 

Why many French gays adore Marine Le Pen

 

French election: Latest polls and odds tracker

 

‘France Isn’t Ready for Macron’

 

 

GERMANY

 

Merkel: NATO should show readiness for defense but maintain dialogue with Russia  (German Chancellor Angela Merkel)

 

80 years ago, when the Hindenburg burst into flames

 

Around 450 Turkish diplomats, military officers seek asylum in Germany: Report

 

Germany set to ban Turkish citizens from voting in death penalty referendum

 

50,000 evacuated in Hanover, Germany, over World War II bombs

 

Nazi Wehrmacht memorabilia found at German army barracks amid far-right probe – media

 

GLOBAL WARMING

 

Climate Change: a serious farce

 

US still in climate talks with no decision on Paris pullout

 

Warren Buffett faces down climate change in weekend votes

 

GOOGLE

 

YouTube CEO Claims Interrupting A Woman Is A 'Microaggression'


Google Maps ruins idyllic little town

 

HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

 

Jimmy Kimmel left out some important bits about Obamacare

 

 

HEALTH CARE

 

Maryland, Virginia brace for huge Obamacare rate hikes

 

Minnesota measles outbreak worsens, disproportionately affecting Somali community

 

Zika outbreak in Texas ahead of mosquito season

 

Are pregnancy and rape pre-existing conditions?

 

Experts warn of deadly tick-borne Powassan virus

 

 

HOLLYWOOD

 

Hollywood braces for a summer box office sequel it doesn't want — franchise fatigue

 

Owen and Luke Wilson's TV executive father Robert, who brought Monty Python to the USA, dies aged 75 after a long battle with Alzheimer's 

 

Writers Guild of America contract secures $65 million more in health plan contributions

 

Charlie Sheen 'suffered borderline dementia from his old HIV drugs' - that he says was cured by new drug in a clinical trial

 

 

HOLOCAUST

 

For the first time, Auschwitz guides to teach about Jews’ ‘spiritual resistance’

 

 

HOMOSEXUALITY

 

Born Perfect: the LGBT Movement vs. Reality

 

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

 

House launches probe into claim Obama hurt national security to seal Iran deal

 

Democrats hungry for Ros-Lehtinen's open Miami seat, amid talk of 2018 wave election

 

Obamacare repeal vote upends 2018 House races

 

House Republicans face voters in home districts angry over health care bill

 

GOP rep: “Nobody dies" from not having health care

 

GOP Rep and Double Amputee Veteran Eviscerates Democrats From House Floor on Health Care Bill ‘Lies’ (Video)

 

Georgia special election smashes all-time spending record

 

Health care will drive elections from state level to Capitol Hill

 

Unlike ObamaCare, The GOP Health Bill Wasn't Built On Lies And False Promises

 

Prestigious doctors' groups denounce health care vote

 

What happens when the white guys are back in charge

 

The Real Problem With the Health Care Bill

 

Health Bill Foes Rally on Pre-Existing Conditions Measure

 

Yes, House Republicans, the heartless health-care vote will define you

 

Vulnerable House Republicans fear political consequences after healthcare vote

 

House GOP candidate in Mont. praises healthcare bill's passage on tape

 

Montana GOP candidate Greg Gianforte defends competing Obamacare statements

 

IMMIGRATION

 

Sacramento Allocates Taxpayer Money to Fight Illegal Immigrant Deportations

 

INDIA

 

2 civilians, policeman among 4 killed in Kashmir terror attack

 

‘Hate crime’: Punjabi man murdered in US over cigarettes, family in shock

 

India is now world’s biggest 2-wheeler market

 

9 Maoists behind Sukma attack arrested

 

Bengaluru woman shoots husband thrice in car, chases him as he escapes to a bus

 

PM Modi talks of foreign policy goals with Indian envoys

 

Only PM Modi can solve problems in Kashmir, says CM Mehbooba Mufti

 

Son of retired Pak soldier held along LoC

 

INTERNET 

 

Elon Musk asks internet to name tunnelling machine

 

 

IRAN

 

Iran: Dozens of terror groups uncovered

 

Revolutionary Guards attack Rowhani for criticizing missile experiments  (Iranian President Hassan Rouhani)

 

Iran’s Election, a Political Earthquake with Seismic Waves for the Region.

 

Nuclear agreement has been sabotaged, president tells TV debate

 

 

IRAQ

 

Flooding forces Iraqis to flee war in rickety boats

 

In Mosul, hunger grows amid slow advances against ISIS

 

Treating civilians in Iraq's war-torn Mosul

 

ISLAM

 

How Islam Is Secretly Transforming America

 

ISRAEL

 

Israeli-“Palestinian” Arab Conflict Briefing     (Saturday, May 6, 2017)

 

PM suggests police will indict him only to avoid admitting failure (Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu)

 

Did Israel ask to delay Trump visit?

 

Report: 'Trump refused to postpone his visit to

 

Ex-PM Barak said to have discussed Labor leadership bid

 

Israel’s Pres. Rivlin Expresses Sadness at Benny Elon’s Passing

 

Egypt opens Rafah crossing in one direction for 3 days

 

German President Steinmeier Arrives in Israel

 

Ismail Haniyeh elected head of Hamas' politburo

 

Israel’s 2 Busiest Train Stations to be Expanded

 

Palestinian leaders call for 'week of rage' as Israel explores force feeding hunger strikers

 

Firebombing on Highway 60 in Judea

 

Hamas rejects alleged Abbas decree that seeks to exempt Gazans from taxes

 

Adelson Frustrated by Trump’s Jerusalem Embassy Indecision

 

Pro-Abbas Lauder, hawkish Adelson said battling to influence Trump on Mideast  (“Palestinian” Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas)

 

Abbas warns of painful steps against rival Hamas

 

WSJ: Gulf States Led by Saudi Arabia Changing Attitude Towards Israel 

 

Why didn’t Israel strike Iran? Ehud Barak explains   (Former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak)

 

Netanyahu Recommends Abbas ‘Google Yourself’ [video]

 

LGBT Conference in the state religious schools

 

Ex-Gaza chief Haniya elected leader of Hamas

 

Trump Optimistic on Israeli-Palestinian Peace, Without Endorsing Two States

 

New Hamas top dog praised bin Laden as “holy warrior,” BBC calls him “pragmatic”

 

Hamas Gets an Ideological Makeover

 

Mixed Signals Worry Hard-Line Pro-Israel Supporters

 

Trump's latest arrogant overpromise: peace between Israelis and Palestinians

 

LEBANON

 

Report: Iran gives $600 million to Hezbollah

 

MALAYSIA

 

Troubles in Malaysia’s Forest City ‘paradise’

 

MARIJUANA

 

Soon, Everyone can be Happy, or High

 

MEDIA 

 

Jesse Watters the object of a struggle between Fox News and Bill O’Reilly

 

Here's Everything You Need To Know About The Federal Investigation Into Fox News

 

Federal prosecutors are investigating whether Fox News and its parent company tried to disguise a $3.15m payment to ex-employee who claims she had 20-year affair with Roger Ailes

 

Trump says media made GOP healthcare win 'look as bad as possible'

 

MEDICAID

 

How GOP health bill would impact people on Medicaid

 

MEXICO

 

Graphic: Three Killed in Drug Shootout Outside Ritzy Mexican Border State Bar

 

Video: Mexican Cartel Offers Rewards For Rivals’ Heads — Border City Issues Red Alert

 

MIDDLE EAST

 

Saudi Arabia hosts 895,175 Yemeni, Syrian refugees as guests: KSRelief chief

 

Opinion: Why Trump chose Saudi Arabia as his first foreign visit

 

Trump’s Good cop/bad cop Approach to Saudi Arabia

 

Video: Saudi border forces counter Houthi attack near Najran

 

 

MILITARY

 

Trump mulls additional troops as stalemate in Afghan grinds on

 

Navy SEAL killed in Somalia is identified

 

 New US counterterror strategy a step in right direction: Analysts

 

Navy SEAL Killed in Combat in Somalia Is First Since 1993

 

Ramstein airman sentenced to 4 years in jail for crash that killed cyclist

 

Inside the US military's mission in Somalia

 

Pentagon assessing impact of security-zone agreement in Syria

 

Scouring for nude images in photo scandal at Marine base

 

Pleading guilty to disclosing classified information, naval officer says arrogance, recklessness derailed his career

 

Judge moves Bergdahl trial to October

 

Conway: 'Where the hell were those Democrats' when veterans waiting for care

 

 

MUSIC INDUSTRY

 

Country music icon Loretta Lynn hospitalized after stroke

 

NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISER

 

Ex-national security adviser Michael Flynn was warned weeks in advance about the risks of talking to the Russian ambassador

 

Flynn was warned by Trump transition officials about contacts with Russian ambassador

 

NATIONAL TRANSPORATION SAFETY BOARD (NTSB)

 

Plane veers off runway, killing pilot and co-pilot

 

NEPAL

 

Nepal man, 85, dies trying to become oldest Everest climber

 

PAKISTAN

 

Pakistan: Lawmakers reject bill to raise marriage age for girls as “un-Islamic”

 

Pakistani Girl Is A Software Prodigy In Swat

 

Wife prevented from leaving Indian HC, claims Pakistani husband

 

Arun Jaitley, Pakistan's finance minister share cold vibes at global meet

 

Help coming for Christians fighting Pakistani blasphemy claims?

 

 

RACISM

 

'You're dead to me': White Arkansas father calls his teen daughter a 'f***in wh***' for taking her 'subhuman' black friend to prom in vitriolic racist rant that has shocked America

 

RESTAURANT INDUSTRY

 

Marilyn Lewis, Hamburger Hamlet co-founder who is credited with creating the gourmet burger, dies at 87

 

RUSSIA

 

Russia Sends Its Most Advanced Fighters to U.S. Coast

 

‘Staged’ videos shot in Syria to show shelling aftermath — Russian reconciliation center
 

17-year-old gay teen pushed off 9th  floor balcony by uncle after he was outed by Chechen family

 

Moscow's Plan To Raze 'Khrushchyovki' Sparks Anger, Confusion Ahead Of Elections

 

Moscow Protest Marks Five Years Since Bolotnaya Crackdown

 

More Than 30 People Injured In Moscow High-Rise Fire

 

Who are Russia's cyber-warriors and what should the West do about them? 

 

Putin backs Chechnya hate crime inquiry  (Russian President Vladimir V Putin)

 

SECOND AMENDMENT

 

Gun-Rights Leaders Say It’s No Time for Complacency

 

 

SENATE

 

Cruz: Medicaid Changes Could be 'First Meaningful Entitlement Reform' in Modern Times (US Senator of Texas Ted Cruz (R)

 

Five changes the Senate could make to the ObamaCare repeal bill

 

An ambitious Republican finds himself in the crossfire as political divides deepen  (US Senator of Arkansas Tom Cotton (R)

 

New York AG: I'll sue if Senate passes ObamaCare repeal

 

Hurdles ahead for GOP health care bill

 

A look at the senators crucial to action on health care

 

Senators Seek Trump Aides’ Records of Russia Contacts

 

GOP senator: ObamaCare repeal must pass ‘Jimmy Kimmel test’

 

SLAVERY

 

Did You Know the First Legal Slave Owner in America Was a Black Man?

 

SOUTH KOREA 

 

Are South Koreans fearful of their neighbors to the north?

 

North Korea accuses US, South Korea of assassination attempt

 

Thousands evacuate as wildfire creeps toward Gangneung

 

SPAIN

 

‘Lazy’ adult woman sues her parents for refusing to continue to support her financially

 

SPORTS

 

2017 Kentucky Derby results: Always Dreaming is the winner after dominating the field

 

Sidney Crosby passes concussion test, could play Saturday

 

Marathoner falls 26 seconds short of cracking 2-hour mark

 

MLB considering guidelines for racist taunts: commissioner

 

LeBron, Cavaliers rally in fourth to take 3-0 series lead over Raptors

 

Red Sox, Racism and Adam Jones

 

Documents reveal Aaron Hernandez's suicide note to fiancee

 

Heirs to a Triple Crown Take Their First Steps

 

Jay Cutler becomes the second quarterback in the off-season to make the transition to TV as he joins Fox’s broadcast team – but avoids saying he’s retiring 

 

NHL Scoreboard

 

MLB Scoreboard

 

NBA Scoreboard

 

 

STATES

 

Powerful storms barrel through the nation's largest city  (New York City)

 

10 million wait for Mississippi to crest

 

New York AG: I'll sue if Senate passes GOP health care bill

 

New York state senator files bill that would make Trump's taxes public

 

Tour helicopter crashes in Santa Barbara, injuring 3 (California)

 

Creepy pic of ‘ghost’ girl freaks out small town  (A blurry image of a young girl walking in the woods of Cambridge, New York.)

 

SYRIA

 

Opposition official: Iran should play no part in Syria de-escalation zones

 

US dismisses Russia’s ban on military aircraft over Syria safe zones

 

Syria violence kills 4, wounds child despite safe zones

 

Russia’s 4 Syrian ceasefire zones – Kremlin spin

 

Coming Soon to Syria: Peace?

 

Young women who went to marry ISIS fighters desperate to go home

 

TAIWAN

 

China Demands Taiwan Free Injured Fishermen

 

Taiwan’s global health commitment deserves inclusion in WHA

 

US official’s help on WHA urged

 

Military searches for missing assault rifle

 

Many Taiwanese said to support stricter drug laws

 

Students launch Latin American festival

 

Taiwan’s FAT cancels flights as flight attendants take sick leave

 

TECHNOLOGY

 

'Emotional' chatbot: Human-robot interactions take step forward

 

 

TERRORISM

 

Washington, DC: Islamic State supporter wanted to start race war, tried to buy AK-47

 

New Jersey: Muslim plotted pressure cooker bomb jihad massacre in NYC, wanted to join the Islamic State

 

Islamic State: Use Craigslist ads to lure non-Muslims, kill hostages to “plant terror into hearts of disbelievers”

 

ISIS urges jihadis to get into hostage-taking business, buy weapons at U.S. gun shows

 

THAILAND

 

Thailand Pulls Passport of Fugitive Red Bull Heir

 

 

TRADE

 

Everything you need to know about trade economics, in 70 words

 

 

TRANSPORTATION SECURITY ADMINISTRATION (TSA)

 

Concerns over terrorism lead TSA to issue warning to trucking companies

 

TURKEY

 

Turkey Has 'More Points of Contact With Russia Than It Has With US'

 

Dutch government will on voting rights if Turkey holds death penalty vote

 

Turkish headmaster accused of Isis links met Malaysian PM, pictures reveal

 

Trump to Tell Turkey: We’re Going to Take Raqqa With the Kurds

 

Turkish Airlines begins distributing laptops to US-bound business class passengers after ban

 

UNIONS

 

H-2B Expansion ‘Directly Counter’ to ‘Buy American, Hire American,’ Says Workers Union

 

UNITED KINGDOM (BRITAIN) 

 

UK firms ready to support Saudi educational programs: Cultural Attache

 

Are Russian hackers to blame for Emmanuel Macron's leaked emails - and could they target UK election?

 

UK's new plan to tackle toxic air dismissed as 'weak' and 'woefully inadequate'

 

May 'not taking anything for granted'   (British Prime Minister Theresa May)

 

Dorset Two men charged with murder over death of businessman Guy Hedger

 

Why does the French Presidential Election matter to the UK?

 

London: Construction boss jailed after death of woman crushed by windows

 

Lib Dems pledge 1p tax rise to fund NHS

 

Sexual violence: UK music festivals to hold web blackout to raise awareness

 

Cambridge University professor who shared child abuse images online avoids jail

 

Woman, 20, stabbed to death in east London

 

Amputee teen racer vows to drive again

 

Drugs 'Unnecessary' painkillers could leave thousands addicted, doctors say

 

Three charged with executive's murder

 

Scotland: Forty-two people treated for hepatitis A linked to bakery

 

 Archbishops voice election concerns

 

Conservatives make inroads on a disastrous day for Labour

 

Sturgeon hails victory despite Tory surge   (Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon)

 

Crushing loss for Labour points to big Tory majority in Commons

 

Tories gain more than 550 seats as Labour and Ukip votes plunge

 

UNITED STATES

 

Dozens of dogs rescued from home where cops find medical tools

 

Man survives plummeting down side of mountain in car

 

Hundreds of birds dead after slamming into skyscraper

 

 

US AGENCY FOR INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT (US AID)

 

American support for Islamic takeover continues, even under Trump (USAID partners with Soros' groups in fight over control of Macedonia.)

 

 

VENEZUELA 

 

The number killed in Venezuela amid mounting political unrest reaches 38 

 

Hugo Chávez statue torn down as death toll rises in protests

 

WELFARE STATE

 

Frontiers of the welfare state: Free use of electric cars for public housing tenants

 

WHITE HOUSE

 

Trump Protects Religious Liberty

 

Trump aims for high drama on first foreign swing

 

Daily Beast: Trump, Bannon 'Personally Intervened' to Keep Gorka

 

Reporters Attempt to Smear White House Over Illegal Alien Rape Accusations

 

Trump officially funds government through September

 

Trump issues statement on spending bill, rejects limits on federal marijuana laws

 

Huckabee Sanders pinch hits for Spicer at White House   (White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer)

 

Here's how much it costs to protect Trump in Bedminster, N.J., vs. NYC

 

After the ‘Winter White House’ in Fla., Trump shifts to ‘Camp David North’ in N.J.

 

White House says Senate will retain "main pillars" of health care bill

 

Trump’s embrace of Andrew Jackson could let Democrats steal Honest Abe

 

Ivanka Trump, you have one job. Time to do it.

 

Ellen says Trump is not welcome on her talk show

 

Trump: 'Happy Cinco de Mayo!'

 

WHITE HOUSE OFFICE OF NATIONAL DRUG CONTROL (ONDCP)

 

White House dismisses concerns over cuts to key drug office

 

Trump administration proposes 95% cut to key drug office

 

WORLD LEADERS

 

Patrick Cockburn: World leaders trying to unite their countries are doing the opposite

 

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