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Sunday, May 7, 2017

 

CELEBRATING 240 YEARS OF LIBERTY AND FREEDOM  

 

 

In Today’s Issue: 

 

ABORTION

 

Branstad signs abortion bill into law  (Iowa)

 

Abortion Rates Have Fallen in Massachusetts

 

Meet Dr. Willie Parker, a Southern Christian Abortion Provider

 

AFGHANISTAN

 

Afghanistan: IS head killed in raid - President Ghani

 

Leader of ISIS Branch in Afghanistan Killed in Special Forces Raid

 

AFRICA

 

Dozens of Girls Kidnapped by Boko Haram Are Freed

 

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

 

Boko Haram planning to kidnap foreign workers: US

 
AUSTRALIA

 

Cassie Sainsbury wants Australian tax money to fund her legal fight in Colombia

 

CANADA

 

US slams Canadian trade threats as 'inappropriate'  (Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said he was considering a tariff on US coal.)

 

As floodwaters rise, Montreal declares state of emergency

 

Canada's job market is booming — especially for boomers

 

Grandson fills 600 sandbags, but can't save 93-year-old grandmother's home

 

 

CARIBBEAN

 

Puerto Ricans Face ‘Sacrifice Everywhere’

 

COMEDY

 

'SNL': 'Morning Joe' hosts Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski get 'very naughty'

 

Comedian faces investigation for blasphemy in Ireland

 

Stephen Colbert used to parody a blowhard — now he is one

 

Real Time host Bill Maher is accused of crossing the line with tasteless incest joke about Ivanka Trump during his HBO show

 

COMMUNIST CHINA 

 

In a Beijing ballroom, Kushner’s sister flogs a $500,000 ‘investor visa’ to the wealthy Chinese

 

COMMUNIST NORTH KOREA

 

Another US citizen detained in North Korea

 

Trump’s tough talk about North Korea might actually end the crisis

 

CRIME IN AMERICA

 

Two Boston doctors engaged to one another have their throats slit in their $1.9million penthouse by ex-convict, 30, who wrote a message of retribution on the wall before cops shot him

 

Funeral held for teen shot by Texas cop

 

Kids aged 12 and 13 arrested in connection to fatal shooting of 13-year-old, police say

 

Woman says ‘Mummy’ movie inspired her to kill dad

 

'What motive would I have?' Manhattan 'party boy' accused of killing Hofstra graduate claims his co-defendant 'threw him under the bus' as he speaks from behind bars

 

 

CYBER ATTACK

 

Netflix shows how to win the piracy wars   (A hacker who unsuccessfully tried to hold Netflix for ransom has achieved an unexpected result: His failure shows that subscription-based business models in content distribution is making piracy pointless. Someone...)

 

DEMOCRATS (MARXISTS)

 

Hillary Clinton imagines an alternate universe in which she is president

 

Inside Barack’s sex-filled relationships before Michelle

 

Why Hillary's joining the resistance -- and why the resistance should say 'no'

 

Barack Obama asked another woman to marry him. Then politics got in the way.

 

Even the City Council is worried about de Blasio's spending spree (Mayor of New York City Bill de Blasio)

 

 

DEPARTMENT OF INTERIOR

 

Interior tags 27 designated monuments for review, days after Trump orders audit of 'land grab'

 

 

ECONOMY

 

Buffett Laments 'Roadkill' Who Lose Jobs, Says U.S. Must Help

 

EDUCATION

 

Catholic school hit for canceling LGBT play for 5-year-olds

 

Steve Lopez: America's top universities wanted him. How this L.A. teen of modest means earned a wealth of options

 

Does free speech allow students to post racist images of their classmates online?

 

Smith College professor: “The U.S. creates terrorism”

 

Michelle Obama responds to reports Trump may abolish 'Let Girls Learn'

 

EGYPT

 

Israel's embassy in Cairo has been empty for five months

 

ELECTION 2018

 

Democrats’ two biggest opponents ahead of 2018 may be time and themselves

 

 

ENERGY

 

The critical coal plant Trump may not be able to save

 

 

EUROPE

 

Norway Again Mulls Circumcision Ban on Baby Boys

 

Bangladesh is now the single biggest country of origin for refugees on boats as new route to Europe emerges

 

 

EUROPEAN UNION

 

Swedish royal guard under attack from aggressive terns 

 

Video from Italy: Muslim migrants assault female reporter live on the air

 

Finnish minister says new grand mosque plans could pose “security risk”

 

FAST FOOD INDUSTRY

 

I tried to eat with the McDonald’s frork. It was actually kind of fun.

 

FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION (FBI) 

 

Why Is James Comey Still Around?

 

USA Today asks FBI to investigate phony Facebook accounts

 

FBI conducting interviews over accusations that Jane Sanders defrauded bank: Report

 

 

 

FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION (FCC)

 

Stephen Colbert investigated over 'homophobic' anti-Trump joke

 

FRANCE

 

Macron vows to unite France after stunning election win

 

Emmanuel Macron wins French presidential election over rival Marine Le Pen

 

How the French voted: The maps and graphs that tell the story of Macron's win

 

Macron leads in French opinion polls heading into Sunday election

 

Parlez-vous élection française? (What you need to know about France's Le Pen-Macron runoff.)

 

French Election Hack Jolts a Race Full of Surprises

 

Whose Vision of France Will Emerge?

 

France bans captive breeding of dolphins

 

Voters face a choice that mirrors the West’s new divide

 

Le Pen may lose the French elections. But that won’t mean more stability.

 

French citizens vote in presidential election from Burbank polling station

 

French Presidential Predictions Eerily Similar to US Election: Will the Populist Wave Take France?

 

France: Human remains found in search for 'disappeared' Irishman Seamus Ruddy

 

French cybersecurity agency probing Macron hack

 

French Jews ‘relieved’ Macron won but worried over Le Pen’s electoral gains

 

GERMANY

 

Merkel's party scores strong win in state polls: TV (German Chancellor Angela Merkel)

 

Merkel challengers fight to hang on in north Germany

 

Berlin orders barracks inspected after Nazi symbols found

 

 

GOP

 

Condoleezza Rice says America was born with a birth defect: slavery  (Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice)

 

HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

 

 Who gets hurt — and when — if Trumpcare becomes law

 

HEALTHCARE

 

This pre-existing conditions business is a total scam

 

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES 

 

Scalise: I hope the Senate can make the health bill better  (House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R- Louisiana)

 

Will Trumpcare Be Obamacare 2.0?

 

'Very exciting' – Trump goes 'bold' on tax promise (US Representative of Texas Kevin Brady (R): 'We only get one chance in a generation to do this.')

 

Top House Dem calls on Trump to 'forcefully' respond to Macron hack

 

Democrats See Health Vote as Path to Retake House

 

Dem touts bill to 'decentralize' the federal government

 

Top Intel Dem: Hacking of French candidate 'a nightmare scenario'  (US Representative of California Adam Schiff (D)

 

Expert schools Dems on GOP health-care bill (But Galen Institute official warns Senate must do three things to succeed.)

 

Buffett Condemns Republican Health Care Bill

 

These 20 Republicans are in worse shape today because of their health care votes

 

Amash: At best, GOP plan makes ObamaCare 'less bad' (US Representative of Michigan Justin Amash(R)

 

'Repeal and go f*** yourself': House Speaker Paul Ryan is unwittingly trolled by man posing for a picture at a Wisconsin fundraising event   (Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-Wisconsin)

 

Rep. Tim Ryan proposes relocating parts of the federal government to the rest of the country

 

IMMIGRATION

 

To Be Great Again, America Needs Immigrants

 

Amid fear and resistance, immigration agents in L.A. have not ramped up arrests

 

INDIA

 

Here's how India can make light of any threat posed by hostile neighbours like China and Pakistan

 

Pakistan army seeks to hobble Nawaz Sharif, trip up India

 

 

INFRASTRUCTURE

 

Philly’s high-tech, totally organic municipal plumbing — from 1812

 

IRAQ

 

US company denies security risks, prostitution at Iraq base

 

We seek joy’: Rid of ISIS, Mosul residents return to smoke-filled billiard halls

 

 

ISRAEL

 

Israeli-“Palestinian” Arab Conflict Briefing     (Sunday, May 7, 2017)

 

'We should tell the truth: There will be no Palestinian state'  (Israeli Education Minister and chairman of the Bayit Yehudi (Jewish Home) party Naftali Bennett)

 

Israeli forces kill teen Palestinian girl in East Jerusalem after alleged stabbing attempt

 

Continuing 700 years of building Jerusalem

 

UN can’t be evicted from Jerusalem, Foreign Ministry said set to tell ministers

 

Rivlin Tells Steinmeier ‘We’re Not Occupiers’  (Israeli President Reuven Rivlin/German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier)

 

Vandals desecrate tomb of Arizal in Tzfat

 

Committee says alleged footage of Marwan Barghouthi breaking hunger strike is fake  (Convicted murderer and terrorist-“Palestinian” leader Marwan Barghouthi)

 

Caught in the Act: Watch Marwan Barghouti Eating During the Hunger Strike

 

UK government said to cancel Prince Charles’ visit to Israel

 

Trump should just stay home

 

First Jerusalem District Police Station Opens in Shuafat

 

Female Terrorist Fails at Damascus Gate, Jerusalem

 

Female assailant tries to stab cop in Jerusalem, is shot dead — police

 

Bill enshrining Israel's status as 'Jewish state' greenlit for Knesset vote

 

The Muslim-Jewish women’s show with the ‘chutzpah’ to connect

 

US Chairman of Joint Chiefs of Staff to Arrive in Israel

 

Relatives of firebombed Palestinian family to sue Israel for millions

 

Palestinian prisoners enter 21st day of mass hunger strike in Israeli prisons

 

3 weeks into hunger strike, Palestinian inmates add vitamins

 

Herzog Medical Center to Open New Pavilion in Jerusalem

 

New leader, same old Hamas, with Gazans now firmly in control

 

Will the US drop visa requirements for Israelis?

 

Saying ‘anti-Semitism defeated,’ Israelis fete Macron victory

 

‘Israel Is a Jewish State’ Bill Passes Government Legislative Committee

 

Trump aide Gorka says he’s not anti-Semitic, calls Israel ‘closest’ US ally

 

Getting Ready for Trump Visit, Netanyahu Corrects Abbas’ Record  (Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu/“Palestinian” Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas)

 

Trump confidant: US president has convinced Abbas to make concessions

 

Ahead of Trump visit, PM declares support for his peace push

 

Netanyahu tosses Hamas policy paper on Israel into waste bin

 

Aiming at Netanyahu, German president warns against blackballing groups

 

Former IDF Chief: For the time being Assad is the right solution for us    (Former Israel Defense Forces Chief of Staff Lieutenant General (retired) Dan Halutz /Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad)

 

MEDIA 

 

WikiLeaks accuses NPR of not being a 'credible news organization'

 

Watch: Trump's brutal CNN smackdowns go back 27 years!

 

MEDITERRANEAN

 

Three thousand migrants rescued in the Mediterranean

 

MILITARY

 

The Coral Sea: The Tide Begins to Turn

 

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis: In charge, but definitely camera-shy

 

US, WWII allies mark 75th anniversary of Battle of the Coral Sea

 

Army working on 'different' way to fight war

 

Kadena airman dies after fall

 

PAKISTAN

 

Pakistan, Afghanistan dispute toll after clashes

 

Pakistan claims it killed 50 Afghan border troops

 

POLLS

 

These recent elections show that polling isn’t, and never was, broken

 

PRODUCT RECALL

 

Perdue recalls chicken sausage links after plastic sightings

 

Aunt Jemima frozen breakfast food recalled

 

RUSSIA

 

Condi Rice on Russian Meddling: Putin Is An 'Eye For an Eye' Guy  (Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice/ Russian President Vladimir V Putin)

 

Eric Trump said dad’s golf courses were funded by Russia

 

 

SENATE

 

Senators Looking Ahead to Sally Yates Testimony on Russia and Flynn

 

Sen. Cassidy on the challenges facing the AHCA in the Senate

 

GOP split could prevent Senate vote to repeal Obama's methane rule

 

D.C. GOP establishment plays hardball with Roy Moore (No money for consultants who help judge in Senate race.)

 

Fragile Trump-McConnell alliance faces its biggest test yet with health care (Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Kentucky)

 

Bernie Sanders: Trump was right, Australian healthcare is better   (US Senator of Vermont Bernie Sanders (I-Socialist)

 

Did Obama illegally wiretap Rand Paul? Kentucky senator requests information on whether former president spied on him during the election  (US Senator of Kentucky Rand Paul (R)

 

 

SEX TRAFFICKING

 

My life as a sex slave — and how I finally escaped

 

SOCIAL MEDIA

 

Don’t Let Facebook Make You Miserable

 

Brat who sued parents under fire for tasteless social media post

 

Facebook reportedly debuting TV-like shows next month

 

SOUTH AMERICA

 

Video from Bolivia: Machete-wielding Muslims strike and threaten Bolivians, claiming to own their land

 

SOUTH KOREA 

 

South Korea Poised for Change After Months of Political Upheaval

 

What’s at stake in the South Korea election?

 

South Korea's elections and the North Korean threat

 

SPORTS

 

Canelo dominates Chavez, winning all 12 rounds

 

Race favorite Always Dreaming pulls away on a soggy track to win 143rd Kentucky Derby

 

Monster Energy Girl Mariel Lane on working around confederate flags at NASCAR tracks

 

‘I hate this option’: Wrestlers grapple with the notion of replacing singlets

 

US Olympic bobsledder Steven Holcomb, 37, found dead

 

Garage sale offers glimpse of Eddie Lacy's life

 

Political group launches campaign to oppose L.A.'s 2024 Olympic bid

 

Brady's day out: Patriots star Tom laps up the Kentucky derby, posing with Katie Couric, rival quarterback Aaron Rodgers and retired Red Sox slugger David Ortiz

 

NHL Scoreboard

 

MLB Scoreboard

 

NBA Scoreboard

 

STATES

 

Coastal Commission is on a shoestring budget, and Trump won't make it any better (California)

 

Shark attacks are on the rise along the Calif. coast

 

Rebel governor candidate vows to 'drain the swamp' in Virginia (Promises to crack down on illegal immigration, slash spending and taxes.)

 

GA town evacuated over huge fire

 

Fire forces evacuations near Ga.'s Okefenokee Swamp

 

STATE DEPARTMENT

 

Opinion: Secretary Tillerson, start acting like a statesman, not like a CEO  (US Secretary of State Rex W Tillerson)

 

SUPREME COURT 

 

Here are the key decisions still to come from the Supreme Court

 

SYRIA

 

Russia's proposed Syrian "safe zone" deal goes into effect

 

Syria: Kurds march on to Raqqa and the sea

 

TAIWAN

 

Taiwan's Premier Lin Says Immigration Is Needed to Boost Economy

 

Taiwan's Lin Says He Doesn't Oppose Stronger China Economic Ties

 

 

TEENS

 

'13 Reasons Why' tells teens they’re better off dead

 

TERRORISM

 

Online operatives of Islamic State become most-wanted targets

 

 

TURKEY

 

Largest-ever weapons cache seized in Turkey’s biggest blow to PKK in years

 

India-Turkey relations: Turkish delight turned sour

 

Turkey to Use Russia-Sponsored Safe Zones in Syria to 'Further Its Agenda'

 

 

UNITED KINGDOM (BRITAIN)

 

Paris climate accord: Theresa May urged to persuade Trump not to quit  (British Prime Minister Theresa May)

 

UK's super-rich carry on making billions

 

Triumphant Tories in bid to strike pro-Union deals

 

Labour: No tax rises for 95% of earners

 

Sturgeon: ‘Ludicrous’ that Tory surge will derail indyref2  (Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon)

 

Tories pledge new mental health laws

 

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

 

Londonistan=>Muhammed Most Popular Baby Name in London, 2nd  Most Overall Across UK

 

Lib Dems would keep pensions 'triple lock'

 

Britain calls in war broker as battle with Brussels over Brexit gets nasty

 

Automation risk to '1.2m Scottish jobs'

 

Cancer patient to stand against Jeremy Corbyn in protest against NHS litigation

 

Fire crews battle recycling plant blaze

 

British passports being ‘sold on dark web’ for £750 

 

'Mixed emotions' after human remains find

 

Brexit: Biggest leave campaign donor urges May to guarantee rights of EU nationals

 

Restoring wildflower meadows could bring new era of super-organic food 

 

Pollution: Government set to be taken back to court over air pollution plans

 

Prince Edward says 'the show goes on' as the Duke of Edinburgh retires

 

Patients in hospitals should be tagged with 'homing beacons' to stop them being lost in 'chaotic' wards, King's Fund and Royal College say

 

Scotland: Sturgeon plays down Tory success in local elections

 

UNITED STATES

 

‘The Battle of New Orleans’: David Duke expects Confederate statue defenders to mass on Sunday

 

VATICAN

 

Pope Francis angered by America's 'mother of all bombs' name

 

 

VENEZUELA 

 

Dudamel dedicates concert to a slain student in Venezuela — and opens a new chapter with the L.A. Phil

 

As Venezuela Sinks Into Chaos, Elites Stand by Maduro

 

Venezuela: Trump administration calls for quick, peaceful conclusion to unrest

 

Venezuela women march against Maduro

 

WHITE HOUSE

 

Emmanuel Macron: Trump tweets congratulations to French president-elect

 

White House, GOP senators differ on whether Senate starts 'from scratch' on health care


Trump: NJ stay saves money for US

 

Are Trump’s Appointees’ Security Clearances Being Pulled as a Result of Political Retribution?

 

‘Spend Your Free Time In A Red State’: A motorcade of protesters rolls by Trump’s N.J. property

 

Trump reportedly hits the links in NJ

 

David Usborne Trump's flattery of foreign dictators is terrifying

 

Conway: Trump 'worked the phones' to whip votes on healthcare

 

 

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