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Tuesday, May 9, 2017

 

CELEBRATING 240 YEARS OF LIBERTY AND FREEDOM  

 

 

In Today’s Issue: 

 

ABORTION

 

Professor Wants More Women to Brag About Having Abortions

 

Manchin on Planned Parenthood Uproar: Any Signs I Hold Bear No Relation to My Policy Positions (US Senator of West Virginia Joe Manchin III (D)

 

Montana Gov. Steve Bullock Vetoes Late-Term Abortion Ban, Aborting Babies is “a Deeply Personal Decision”

 

Video Catches Man Picking Up Biohazard Bag of Aborted Babies at Late-Term Abortion Clinic

 

Conjoined Twins Doing Great After Surviving Separation Surgery, Mom Refused to Abort Them

 

Democrats in This State Support Animals Rights as Top Priority, But OK With Killing Babies in Abortion

 

Man Hired Hitman to Kill His Girlfriend and Unborn Son Because She Refused Abortion

 

Pro-Lifers Fight Court Order Blocking Release of More Videos Exposing Planned Parenthood Baby Part Sales

 

Judge Orders Missouri to Expedite Licenses for New Planned Parenthood Abortion Clinics

 

Guttmacher Institute Falsely Claims Pro-Life Laws in Kansas are Not “Science-Based”

 

Undercover Call Catches Abortion Clinic Offering to Kill Baby at 30 Weeks: “We Will Euthanize It”

 

‘It is an indictment upon us’ if we allow abortion: Pro-life teacher spreads truth about abortion

 

Scripted? 30 Celebrities Send the Exact Same Tweet Defending the Planned Parenthood Abortion Biz

 

Iowa, Planned Parenthood file responses to abortion injunction

 

These Republican Senators Will Oppose the Bill to Defund Planned Parenthood Abortion Biz

 

Alaska Lawmaker Mum Amid Apology Demand for Abortion Remarks

 

Cecile Richards’ Attempt to Paint GOP as Sexist for Defunding Planned Parenthood Totally Backfires

 

Willie Parker’s Argument for Abortion

 

Pregnancy Center to Save Babies Right Next Door to Busy Planned Parenthood Abortion Clinic

 

Making 'viability' the litmus test for abortion

 

CBS’s ‘Madam Secretary’ Surprises With Pro-Life, Pro-Motherhood Message

 

Lena Dunham Praises ‘Christian’ Abortionist Who Presents ‘Moral Argument’ for Abortion

 

Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf Defends Killing Babies in Dismemberment Abortions

 

New York Magazine Is Right: Every Pregnancy Center Is A Threat To Big Abortion

 

Iowa Defends 72-Hour Waiting Period That Will Save Unborn Babies From Abortion

 

Delaware lawmakers push abortion bill, fearing Trump's judges

 

House passes resolution calling on Oklahoma officials to treat abortion as murder

 

Oklahoma House Passes Measure Calling Officials to “Stop the Murder of Unborn Children by Abortion”

 

Baby born clutching IUD? Free abortion vacations? Nope — but such urban legends are very useful to the right

 

Planned Parenthood CEO Cecile Richards: “Progress for Women is Having 18 Different Kinds of Birth Control”

 

Incredible Pictures Show Pro-Lifers Lining the Streets of Britain to Stand Against Abortion

 

Canadian archbishop: We are ‘not going to ignore’ reports that our charity supports abortion

 

Premature Babies Born at 24 Weeks Could Have Been Legally Aborted, But They Beat the Odds to Survive   (A British family is celebrating this spring because their twins who were born weighing a little more than 1 pound are finally home from the hospital. )

 

Will you march for life at this crucial time in Canada’s history?

 

Canada Has Cherished Human rights for 150 Years, Except the Rights of Unborn Children

 

France elects pro-abortion, pro-LGBT Macron as president

 

AFGHANISTAN

 

ISIL leader safe from U.S. airstrikes in Afghan compound with women, children … until special-ops arrived

 

Gulbuddin’s second coming: old Afghan warhorse back in fray

 

AFRICA

 

At Least 13 Killed in Somalia Fighting   

 

Gunmen Attack S. Sudan Vice President's Convoy, Injuring Bodyguards

 

Bacteria appears to be behind mysterious outbreak in Liberia

 

Violence erupts after South African farmers accused of killing black teen get bail

 

UN Urges Nigerians to Embrace Freed Schoolgirls

 

Appearance by Ailing President Hardly Reassures Many in Nigeria

 

AIRLINES

 

Airport brawl: Spirit Airlines passengers arrested during chaotic scene at Florida airport

 

Flight diverted after light warns cabin door not properly secured

 

Giant rabbit may have froze to death on United

 

 

AMERICAN CIVIL LIBERTIES UNION (ACLU)

 

ACLU Issues ‘Travel Alert’ for Texas after Sanctuary City Ban

 

ACLU sues for docs in raid that killed Navy SEAL

 

ACLU lawsuit says police unfairly target black residents

 

ACLU tells court that Trump's travel ban is unconstitutional because Trump created it

 

ASIA

 

Fake news, real danger in Southeast Asia

 

Cambodia vows to crack down on orphanages amid child sex abuse claims

 

Will the South China Sea Become the New Crimea?

 

AUSTRALIA

 

ASX led lower by $14 billion bank sell-off

 

Australian dollar still unsettled after weak retail sales

 

The good news: Growth. Bad news: Don't expect a pay rise any time soon

 

$75 billion infrastructure spending spree

 

Crocodile attacks man in NT's Daly River region

 

Medical boost over Australia bomb testing

 

Australia Pubs duped by fake $100 notes saying 'not for circulation' in Chinese

 

Australia slams Philippines president Rodrigo Duterte over drug killings

 

Lower dollar does little to stop surge in online sales

 

Australian man feared murdered in Bali after body found in villa

 

Australian soldiers pour concrete as Philippines military exercises downgraded

 

Australia: Muslim teen accused of murder threatens to rape and murder prison guards in the name of Allah

 

Australia incinerates ‘literally irreplaceable’ plant specimens from 1800s that were flagged at border

 

 

BORDER SECURITY

 

Shock Video=>Reporter Shows How Easy it is to Cross Southern Border, Crosses Many Times in Under a Minute!

 

CANADA

 

Toronto stock index falls despite soaring Valeant, Home Capital shares

 

Unprecedented anti-trade forces in B.C. mean any election outcome a no-win for Alberta

 

'He owned me': Sex assault victim confronts taekwondo abuser

 

Gruesome ‘targeted’ home invasion leaves Ontario family bloodied, husband’s hand nearly amputated

 

Ontario teacher guilty of pushing anti-vaccine views suspended for talking to media

 

Don Meredith resigns from Senate over relationship with teen

 

Halfway through her PhD, mom told she had six months to live. Today, she graduates

 

What to watch for in the B.C. election

 

TDSB shuts down Snapchat, Netflix and Instagram in schools

 

Refugees once again have full health benefits, but some practitioners still don't know that

 

Ontario Teachers latest to pull support for Bombardier chair

 

Canadian Catholic Schools Cancel Transgender Play Targeting Grade Schools

 

No Iran polling stations in Canada for upcoming election: Feds

 

City Won’t Fly Pro-Life Flag But Will Allow Pro-Gay One 

 

Saskatchewan premier will override court ruling that pulled funding from Catholic schools

 

Nine Catholic colleges to honor opponents of Catholic teaching at commencement ceremonies

 

Four people feared dead in Canada floods

 

Flood victim put home on market only a few weeks ago: ‘I’ll be in the hole for the rest of my life’

 

Canadian Falun Gong Practitioner Detained in Beijing

 

Canadian senate passes bill that removes right to revoke citizenship from terrorists

 

Report: White House Staffers Asked Justin Trudeau To Call Trump And Convince Him To Save NAFTA  (Canadian Prime Minister Prime Minister Justin Trudeau)

 

 

CARIBBEAN

 

Puerto Rico Must Not Waste Its Second Chance

 

Bermuda’s Supreme Court forces gay ‘marriage’ into law

 

Isle of Indebtedness (Washington provided Puerto Rico with all the wrong incentives; disaster ensued.)

 

CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL AND PREVENTION (CDC)

 

POW! New killer disease permanently disables half of victims

 

Research: Unvaccinated Children Far Healthier, Have Fewer Disorders

 

COMEDY

 

From Johnny Carson to Stephen Colbert  (A case study in the cultural destruction of the Left.)

 

It's not only Colbert: Why most late-night comics are skewering Trump

 

COMMUNIST CHINA 

 

China tests new missile near Korean peninsula

 

China’s trade juggernaut slows in April

 

Misconstruing Beijing's South China Sea threat

 

COMMUNIST NORTH KOREA

 

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

 

North Korea calls for regime change in the South as leftist candidate there claims victory

 

North Korea insults: Pyongyang's putdowns target Obama, Clinton, Kerry

 

Killing Kim Jong-Un

 

Wife of Latest US Citizen Detained by North Korea Pleads for His Release

 

US, N. Korea holding unofficial talks: report

 

North Korea threat, relationship with US at stake in South Korea's presidential election

 

North Korea's mystery islands: Man-made keys could be new nuclear launch sites

 

 

CONGRESS

 

Lawmakers unveil bill to ban school lunch shaming

 

Why We Don’t Need the GOP Establishment

 

What If Congress Went On Strike?

 

CONSTITUTION

 

Trump’s Travel Ban Has Nothing To Do With The First Amendment

 

What Free Speech Isn’t

 

COPORATE AMERICA

 

Dove's body-type bottles spark online mockery

 

 

COURTS

 

President Trump: Building A Conservative Judicial Legacy

 

Conservative Victories: Why Trump's New Lower Court Nominees Matter...A Lot

 

Kansas man sentenced for killing son, 7, found among pigs

 

Boston doctors killed: Bag stuffed with jewelry found, suspect arraigned

 

Trump travel ban: Appeals court casts skeptical eye at revised order

 

10 conservatives selected for federal courts as part of Trump’s move to reshape judiciary

 

Younger Judicial Nominees Give Trump Chance for Legacy in Courts

 

Richard Simmons sues tabloids over false sex-change story

 

Man Convicted in Lake George Boat Crash That Killed Girl

 

CRIME IN AMERICA

 

Chicago police warn officers to be on the lookout for gangs with assault weapons hours after two people are shot to death at makeshift memorial

 

Teen arrested for recording girl hanging herself from tree

 

Immigrant who 'killed Boston doctors' has bank-robbing rapsheet

 

Arrest made in abduction of 4-year-old girl

 

Cops: Man sexually assaulted girl, 4; threw her in pond

 

Police kill armed intruder at Sunland home after 5-hour standoff  (California)

 

This dangerous new drug can kill with a single dose

 

Cops call Texas concealed carry holder a hero for shooting ‘crazed gunman’ to end attack

 

Phoenix serial shootings: Suspect accused of killing at least nine identified

 

Her husband gunned down her friends, but she escaped. Now she's telling her story.

 

A Text Comes From the Police. They’re Just Checking In.  (The New York Police Department is planning to use smartphone technology to ask residents, “How are you doing?” and, more important, “How are we doing?”)

 

DEMOCRATS (MARXISTS)

 

Clinton gathers money to crush Trump

 

Paxton Says Democratic Attorneys General Are Abusing Their Power  (Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton says that Democrats are abusing the strategy that some Republican officeholders used to restrain the Obama administration.)

 

Bill Clinton Co-Writing Thriller With James Patterson Called ‘The President Is Missing’

 

DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

 

Caught on video: Kangaroo attacks girl at zoo

 

DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

 

U.S. withdrawal from NAFTA is back on table: Wilbur Ross  (Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross)

 

U.S. Commerce's Ross says 3 percent GDP growth not achievable this year

 

DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

 

Emergency declared at US Hanford nuclear waste site after tunnel collapse

 

Tunnel With Nuclear Waste Collapses in Washington State

 

 

DEPARTMENT HOMELAND SECURITY

 

U.S. considers expanding electronic carry-on ban to more flights

 

DHS speeds high-profile deportations; Democrats call changes ‘mean-spirited’

 

DEPARTMENT OF INTERIOR

 

Groups Seek to Use Anti-Regulatory Tool to Undo Obama-Era Land Restrictions

 

 

DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

 

Judicial Watch Sues For Sally Yates’ Justice Department Emails (Video)

 

DISNEY

 

Emma Watson receives ‘gender-neutral’ award for pro-gay Beauty and the Beast

 

 

EARTHQUAKE

 

Alaska rocked by 4 earthquakes in less than 48 hours

 

ECONOMY

 

U.S. Stocks Mixed as Oil Slumps, Dollar Advances: Markets Wrap

 

Wall Street loses oomph but Apple crosses $800-billion mark

 

S&P slips from record high; Apple tops $800 billion

 

Dow, S&P 500 close lower as Nasdaq notches record finish

 

Markets Are Doing Nothing, and Investors Have Nowhere to Hide

 

Dollar trims gain vs. yen on North Korea fears

 

Stock Market’s Complacency Index Highest in 24 Years

 

An Emerging-Markets Rally Belies Worrying

 

Gold settles at 2-month low on firmer dollar, rate-hike expectations

 

Asia stocks, dollar subdued as market seeks next catalyst, oil rises

 

Asia Stocks Fall After Rally; Australia Bonds Drop: Markets Wrap

 

Most U.S. Employed Adults Plan to Work Past Retirement Age

 

2-year Treasury yield rises for fifth day in a row

 

Aussie Business Leader to Invest $2 Billion in US Thanks to Trump: “Because of His Great Leadership” (Video)

 

Here’s how China’s credit crackdown could derail the U.S. stock market

 

EDUCATION

 

Leftist Intolerance: Dartmouth College Appoints Anti-Israel BDS Supporter As Head Of Faculty, Threatening Academic Freedom

 

Progressive Politics 101 Taking School Children Hostage

 

Divinity, Diversity and Division  (Professor calls diversity training workshop to which colleagues were invited a “waste,” setting off debate about inclusiveness and civility.)

 

Denying Reality: University’s Diversity Training Course Suggests That It’s Racist to Expect Foreigners to Show up on Time

 

The New Student ID (Despite questions about privacy, colleges using biometric authentication such as iris scans say they are mostly concerned with getting students into campus facilities as quickly as possible.)

 

Teen shows up to prom in coffin

 

For-Profit Task Force No More  (With interagency panel launched under Obama no longer active, observers see a Department of Education less interested in leading oversight of for-profit college sector. State regulators may become more important.)

 

Awful. Social Justice Warriors Scream at White College Kids Celebrating Cinco de Mayo (Video)

 

Demanding Results on Transfer (Unusual foundation grant will pay for community colleges and four-year institutions to improve their transfer pathways, with goal of 30 percent bump in four-year degrees earned by community college graduates.)

 

CO Family in Fear for Their Lives After Posting Photos-Video of High School Spanish Class Beating Trump Piñata

 

New Jersey Takes Action (Sort of) on Snooki's 2011 Rutgers Visit (New law bans use of state funds for such talks, but state funds weren’t used for the visit by the star of once popular reality show.)

 

Duke Professor Announces Resignation After Criticizing ‘Illiberal Roots’ of Anti-Racism Training Program

 

This Professor Had The Gall To Say That Transgenderism And Transracialism Are The Same. Now She’s Being Destroyed By Leftist Academia.

 

Teaching Racism in K-12 Classrooms

 

NY State Education Department promoted lesson plan teaching students to sympathize with Islamic jihad suicide bombers

 

UCLA's Crusade Against Professor Keith Fink

 

Catholic school banishes Chick-fil-A

 

Can College Students Learn to Disagree?

 

Racial tensions inflame UCLA student body election, help lead to victory by students of color

 

15 cases when schools lost it over idea of guns

 

Progressives Eat One of Their Own in the Latest Campus Controversy

 

Spare a dime? Puerto Rico seeks change to help university

 

Leaving Over Campus Carry  (Professor’s public resignation letter points to tensions in Kansas as new law takes effect this summer.)

 

Outrage After Dartmouth Appoints Israel Boycotter as Head of Faculty

 

A Trump Flip-Flop on Black Colleges  (On Friday, he suggests aid program for black colleges may be unconstitutional. On Sunday, he says his support for the institutions is “unwavering.”)

 

New Hampshire Moves Toward Opting Out of Common Core

 

$1.43 Million Wake-Up Call (Experts say jury award to former Iowa athletics official points to gender and sexual orientation bias issues present at many colleges and universities.)

 

College professor: Republicans ‘should be lined up and shot’

 

Studying the Borderlands  (First-year Grinnell students travel to Germany, Greece, Mexico, Spain and the US Southwest for comparative class on migration, borders and refugees.)

 

Colorado Teacher Placed on Leave After Letting Students Hit a Trump Pinata

 

GetSmarter, a Smart Get? (To mixed reactions from analysts, 2U acquires its way into the certificate and international markets.)

 

Harvard Students To Hold Their Own 'Black-Only' Graduation Ceremony

 

The suppression of expression on campus needs to stop

 

University Grants Black Students Extension On Finals And Segregated 'Sanctuary'

 

At college commencement speeches in 2017, it's a no-Trump zone on most campuses

 

University faces backlash for anti-Trump course that promised to teach ‘strategies for resistance’

 

Former first lady Michelle Obama congratulates class of 2017 graduates

 

School refuses to recognize dead student at graduation

 

Educators flipping out over fidget spinners are missing the real menace

 

Pictured: The 18 Penn State students charged after fraternity pledge's death as it is revealed group spent $1,200 on cases of vodka, beer and Four Loko days before teen suffered fatal fall

 

Elementary School: Early English Language Lessons Less Effective Than Expected

 

Trump insists he's NOT targeting black colleges for budget cuts after uproar over a surprise statement his education secretary didn't even know about

 

Parents’ Motivation Influences Students’ Academic Outcomes

 

EGYPT

 

Former Obama DHS official on Islamic State slaughtering Egyptian Christians: “how what goes around comes around”

 

ISIS Promises ‘Rivers Of The Blood Of The Crusaders Will Flow’ In Egypt After Slaughtering Christian Barber In His Shop

 

ELECTION 2016

 

How to Blow an Election — in Five Easy Steps

 

Jimmy Carter Voted for Bernie Sanders in 2016 (Former US President Jimmy Carter (D)/US Senator of Vermont Bernie Sanders (I-Socialist)

 

8 Top ‘Shattered’ Revelations About Hillary’s Terrible, Horrible, No Good Campaign

 

The real reason Hillary Clinton lost

 

ELECTION 2020

 

Trump Already Eyeing Warren as Chief 2020 White House Challenger

 

ENERGY

 

Oil prices end lower after two-session climb

 

Energy Prices

 

Dr. Peter Pry Warns About EMP Threats to American Electrical Grid

 

Gas prices fall ahead of Memorial Day

 

Bloomberg’s Green vs Coal Miners  (Coal is up and Green is down.)

 

Trump Brings Back Half of Lost Mining Jobs — Already!

 

Shale Drillers Are Outspending the World With $84 Billion Spree

 

ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA)

 

EPA under fire for cleaning house at scientific review board; 9 members’ terms not renewed

 

EUROPE

 

In a Ukraine forest, terrible events of 1942 given resonance by handful of survivors  (On VE day, Jews and Christians gather near Uman to unveil a monument to 1,000 Jewish children murdered by the Nazis.)

 

Ukraine Says Poroshenko And Merkel Discuss Russia, Conflict In East   (Ukraine President Petro Poroshenko /German Chancellor Angela Merkel)

 

 

EUROPEAN UNION

 

Germany’s DAX 30 ends at all-time high as trade data impress

 

Europe Ought to Seize the Macron Moment

 

Sweden Sees Significant Increase In Asylum Seekers After Scrapping ID Checks at Border

 

Dutch Court Rules Russia Knowingly Forced Yukos Into Bankruptcy

 

Refugees attack news reporter on live TV  (A TV newswoman and her cameraman were both assaulted during a live broadcast while covering the arrival of refugees into Italy from Africa.)

 

College student studying abroad dies in boat crash (Denmark)

 

EU leaders hail Macron's French election triumph as he warns Brexit negotiations will be 'tough'

 

Locals rejoice as beach in Ireland re-appears after 30 years

 

Italian mayor offers €2,000 and cheap rent to lure new residents

 

Ireland’s Ayatollahs

 

Rape Legalization Gains Ground Amid Migrant Influx in Europe

 

FANNIE MAE AND FREDDIE MAC

 

Trump Positioned for Big Win on Fannie and Freddie

 

FEDERAL BUDGET

 

A Constitutional Budget

 

FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION (FBI) 

 

FBI Director James Comey has been fired  (FBI Director James Comey)

 

President Trump fires FBI director James Comey  

 

Officials fear Russia could try to target US through popular software firm under FBI scrutiny

 

FBI director James Comey 'exaggerated the number of Clinton emails top aide Huma Abedin forwarded to her husband Anthony Weiner's laptop' during his sworn Senate testimony

 

Comey: If We Don't Stop Hate Crime, 'It Will Come for All of Us' 

 

Did Comey Cost Clinton the Election? Don’t Be So Sure

 

 

 

FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION (FCC)

 

The FCC says an attack — not John Oliver — hampered its website

 

FINANCIAL INDUSTRY

 

Blankfein Says Banks Should Be Unshackled From Volcker Rule

 

JPMorgan Tells Banks to Partner Up as U.S. Deposit Drain Looms

 

FRANCE

 

Emmanuel Macron’s High-Stakes Chance to Lead France

 

Macron’s Election: France Doubles Down on Failure

 

France Moves 1,600 Migrants From Paris Camp Into Better Housing

 

Paris: Thieves steal €900k haul in raid on luxury watch shop near Champs-Élysées

 

3 killed by avalanche in French Alps

 

Who's the big secret Emmanuel Macron has been hiding?

 

Ex-PM Valls bids to join Macron's revolution... but it's not clear if he's wanted

 

Macron’s Victory in France Revives Talk in Britain of Progressive Alliance

 

Marion Le Pen Quitting Politics…

 

Paris station reopens after security alert

 

French Jews certainly wanted Macron over Le Pen, but friction may lie ahead

 

The Euphoria over Macron’s Victory Ignores Reality

 

The French Vote Is The End Of Christian Europe

 

'I'll defend Europe!' Macron snubs French national anthem & walks out to EU song after win

 

Western Populism Didn't Die Last Night in France

 

Here’s how the West should respond to the Macron hack

 

Fast friends: China’s media says Macron an ally for the ages

 

Macron Win Isn't Necessarily a Loss for Le Pen

 

Globalist Rothschild Banker Wins in France, but Fight Goes On

 

Eight reasons why Emmanuel Macron has little reason to celebrate his win

 

Macron faces challenges as he tries to lead a polarized France

 

Emmanuel Clinton and the revolt of the elites

 

Meet the Macrons: France's unorthodox new power couple

 

France's New Leader Must Restore Confidence

 

France Elects Emmanuel Macron

 

Why Hackers Failed to Sway the French Vote for President

 

Can the new president's 'Macronomics' bring change to France?

 

Macron and the Revival of Europe

 

Macron is president, but now he faces a real battle to take power

 

Macron won from a precarious place: The middle. Governing from there could be even harder.

 

A Global Wave of Trump-Style Politics? France Signals No

 

GAMBLING

 

Trump built Taj Mahal casino for $1.2 billion in 1990. It sold for $50 million in March

 

 

GERMANY

 

The Forever Chancellor (German Chancellor Angela Merkel was supposed to face a serious threat to her leadership this year. It turns out she knows Germans better than they know themselves.)

 

Germany's AfD Limps into Election Campaign

 

Airbus delays could leave German military without transport aircraft in 4 years

 

Germany Arrests Second Soldier In 'Strange' Alleged Right-Wing Assassination Plot

 

How the secret Illuminati society really did start in Germany

 

Reactions To Merkel's Visit To Russia (German Chancellor Angela Merkel)

 

Merkel rules out Turkish vote in Germany on death penalty

 

Remains of Soviet soldiers found near Berlin in mass grave

 

‘Don’t Mention the War’ – Search Reveals Nazi Memorabilia in German Army Barracks

 

State Election Loss Spells Trouble for Schulz Candidacy

 

Horror weekend for bikers, as five die on German streets

 

With Macron win secured, Germany looks to stronger EU future

 

GLOBAL COOLING

 

Scientists Found A 'Totally Unexpected' Source Of Climate Cooling

 

GLOBAL WARMING

 

Obama to discuss climate change in Italy

 

Alaska :Slow-freezing soil driving surge in carbon dioxide emissions

 

Ex-Military Brass Back Tillerson, Mattis in Climate-Change Fight    (US Secretary of State Rex W Tillerson /Secretary of Defense James Mattis)

 

Science Unsettled: Why Trump Should Dump The Paris Climate Deal

 

In Closed-Door Climate Showdown, It’s Jared and Ivanka vs. Bannon and Pruitt (With Trump threatening to pull the United States out of the Paris accord, moderates and ideologues are at loggerheads.)

 

GOOGLE


Google Asked to Label Anti-Fracking Websites as ‘Fake News’

 

GOP

 

Condoleezza Rice: Trump's comment on meeting with Kim Jong Un an 'overstatement'  (Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice/Communist North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un)

 

Condoleezza Rice Once Told Trump To Drop Out Of The Race. Now She's Singing An Entirely Different Tune.

 

 Christie says he didn't see 'red flags' with Michael Flynn

 

Condoleezza Rice: 'We have to call' out radical Islamic terrorism 'by name'  

 

Republicans Party Like It’s 1984

 

 

HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

 

 Aetna CEO: Obamacare Will Continue to Deteriorate If Nothing Happens

 

 

HEALTH CARE

 

He Runs Health Care for 9 Million (and Still Sees Patients)

 

Having Pets Instead Of Kids Should Be Considered A Psychiatric Disorder

 

Voters Want Guaranteed Health Care, Even If Taxpayers Can’t Afford It

 

Why is Minnesota experiencing the worst measles outbreak in 30 years?

 

Common bathroom product lands thousands of kids in ER every year

 

'I saved healthcare in the USA... I didn't? They voted against it anyway?' Jimmy Kimmel returns to his show to defend emotional healthcare speech as he reveals baby son is on the mend after life-saving heart surgery

 

Rare botulism outbreak leaves 5 hospitalized

 

How 'Trumpcare' could affect ongoing opioid epidemic

 

4 out of 5 physician moms report discrimination

 

Healthcare Reform? Let's Take a Close Look at Some Examples Abroad

 

Forget Taxes, Buffett Says. The Problem Is Health Care.

 

Buying Into Anti-Vaxxing Myths, Minnesota Somali Community Causes Measles Outbreak

 

U.S. life expectancy rates differ by more than 20 years between some counties 

 

HOLLYWOOD

  

Famous Hollywood Couple to Their Unborn Baby: “How is It Possible to Love Someone So Much Already?”

 

 

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

 

The Meaning of Kinda-Sorta Obamacare Repeal and Replace

 

How the House GOP bill would affect employer-based insurance

 

GOP Rep. Rod Blum (R-Iowa) storms out of interview

 

Rep. Peter King (R-New York): Obamacare repeal not ‘something to celebrate’

 

Republicans war over taxes

 

Ryan predicts Senate will pass Obamacare repeal in 'a month or two' (Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-Wisconsin)

 

House Homeland Security Committee: Nearly 200 ISIS Linked Terror Plots against the West Since 2013

 

House Freedom Caucus’s Meadows Working on ‘Grand Compromise’ with Senate for Healthcare Bill

 

Congressman walks out of interview

 

'Melrose Place' actor is running for Congress

 

Republican rep. calls healthcare bill celebration 'irresponsible'

 

More than one-third of Americans oppose GOP healthcare bill

 

GOP Tweaks To Pre-Existing Conditions Will Likely Affect Just 0.5 Percent Of Americans

 

Threat of Homegrown Extremism Mounting in the U.S.  (House report tracks eight percent increase in jihadist cases over past month.)

 

In S.C. special election, do Democrats have a shot at flipping a GOP House seat?

 

Prosecutors: Corrine Brown Used Fraud Charity to Rob Children in Need (Former US Representative of Florida Corrine Brown (D)

 

A Disaster Wrapped in Victory  (With the health care vote, the House GOP has made the rest of its agenda harder to achieve.)

 

Republican Death Wish

 

Why the GOP's "Repeal and Replace" Bill (AHCA) Is *Worse* than Obamacare [Reason Podcast]

 

Rep. Engel (D-New Yorkchides State for tweet that omitted reference to Israel

 

Republicans are accidentally paving the way for single-payer health care

 

HUMAN TRAFFICKING

 

Human trafficking foe enlists churches for the cause

 

 

IMMIGRATION

 

Refugee flees brutal civil war to fulfill American dream as a cop

 

How the Trump administration has quietly stalled refugee resettlements

 

Newly released letter shows growing battle between groups in immigration debate


IMMIGRATION AND CUSTOMS ENFORCEMENT (ICE)

 

ICE: Montgomery County Releases Illegal Alien Who Stole Vehicle, Weapons Despite Deportation Detainer

 

Report: ICE Has 27 Different Databases for Visa Overstays, Catches Only 0.4%

 

ICE Announces Crackdown on Congressional Interference with Deportations

 

INDIA

 

Pastor in India Loses Hearing from Assault by Hindu Extremists

 

IT companies look to cut staff in India, hire more in the US

 

Congress chief Sonia Gandhi hospitalised for food poisoning

 

Hailstorm, heavy rain cause havoc in Hyderabad

 

Kashmir issue: Pakistan tells India to address ‘human rights issues’

 

Prejudice on basis of religion, caste out of question: PM Modi to Muslim leaders

 

Banned Pak channels, cultural programmes continue to run on Kashmir cable networks

 

INDONESIA

 

Christian Governor Of The Capital City Of The Largest Muslim Country In The World, Indonesia, Gets Sentenced To Two Years In Prison For Being A Christian

 

Indonesia Jakarta governor Ahok found guilty of blasphemy and jailed for two years

 

Indonesia just became the fastest-growing m-commerce market

 

INFRASTRUCTURE

 

The U.S. doesn't need new rail. We need to fix the transit lines we already have

 

IRAN

 

Obama-Era Windfall Enabling Iranian Military Buildup

 

Iran test-fires a torpedo

 

Iran Tests The Trump Administration

 

Senior Iranian Defense Minister Threatening To Obliterate Saudi Arabia And Is Working On Gaining Nukes From North Korea Even Threatening to Destroy Mecca

 

 

IRAQ

 

Iraq: Asayish forces charged for expelling the displaced from Kirkuk

 

Front Line: Inside Iraqi Soldiers’ Anti-IS War

 

ISLAM

 

Trump Admin Silent on Top Adviser’s Efforts to Meet Anti-Semite Farrakhan

 

Survey shows large percentages of Muslim men approve of honor killing, wife-beating, marital rape

 

Fear Of Islam Should Not Enable Female Genital Mutilation Inside The United States

 

Colorado: Muslim who kept sex slave refuses to speak with female therapists, says doing so would be un-Islamic

 

Connecting The Dots: Islamism…Socialism… Globalism

 

ISRAEL

 

Israeli-“Palestinian” Arab Conflict Briefing     (Tuesday, May 9, 2017)

 

The Positions And Statements Of Hamas's New Political Bureau Head Isma'il Haniya: "We Are Truly A People Who Love Death As Much As Our Enemies Love Life"; Bin Laden Was A "Muslim Mujahid... May Allah Cover Him With His Mercy, Next To The Prophets, The Righteous, And The Martyrs"

 

Abbas Says He’s Willing to Meet Netanyahu — If Trump Is There  (“Palestinian” Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas/ Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu)

 

Room without a view: Banksy teams up with Palestinian to open hotel in Bethlehem

 

'The Holocaust is the price we paid for not having a state'  (Israeli Education Minister and chairman of the Bayit Yehudi (Jewish Home) party Naftali Bennett)

 

Trump’s Israel visit said to include stops at Masada, Western Wall

 

With two hours’ notice, and after 49 years, Channel 1 news goes off the air

 

Israel orders satellite-on-the-go for military vehicles

 

Preparing the presidential suite for Trump visit

 

Frenetic preparations underway for Trump Israel visit

 

Palestinian prisoners having difficulty standing on 23rd  day of mass hunger strike

 

Rivlin reinvites UK royal family after reported cancellation (Israeli President Reuven Rivlin)

 

Israel Launches Project to Protect Children on the Internet

 

FIFA delays decision on Israeli settlement soccer clubs

 

Israel speaks to Turkish envoy over Erdoğan’s criticism of call to prayer ban in Jerusalem (Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan)

 

In jab at Turkey, Rivlin says Jerusalem has Jewish majority since Ottoman rule

 

Netanyahu Meets Dunford, Jewish War Heroes on V-E Day (US Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Joseph F Dunford Jr)

 

Ex-UN chief: Israeli-Palestinian peace impossible with current leaders

 

Israeli police show children how to 'take over a terrorist' during event in Israel

 

Abbas says he’s ready to meet Netanyahu as part of Trump peace push

 

Western Wall is First Stop for Incoming US Ambassador to Israel David M. Friedman

 

Pizza Hut runs ad mocking hunger strike leader Barghouti (Convicted murderer and terrorist-“Palestinian” leader Marwan Barghouthi)

 

Ireland capital votes to fly Palestinian flag above city hall for Nakba Day

 

How Arabic became a foreign language in Israel

 

Evidence of World War I Battlefield Exposed East of Tel Aviv

 

Rights group demands Israel allow Bedouin village to register to vote in Negev

 

349,000 Tourists Visited Israel in April – Highest Figure Since 1948

 

Scuffed wings incident: Hercules planes' pilots to be jailed

 

Bennett tells Atlanta Friends of IDF gala that Memorial Day is the price for having a state, but the price for not having one is greater.

 

Foreign Ministry workers threaten to disrupt Trump visit

 

Netanyahu slams CNN, New York Times reporting on Hamas as “fake news” (Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu)

 

As FIFA meets, Palestinian Football Association glorifies terror

 

Archbishop of Canterbury: Israeli-Palestinian Peace Talks May Require Hamas

 

Abbas refuses to stop salaries to terrorists  (“Palestinian” Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas)

 

PM Netanyahu Speaks with French President-elect Macron (Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu)

 

Growing Tensions Between Fatah and Hamas

 

Israel to Erdogan: Human Rights Violators Shouldn’t Preach Morality (Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan)

 

Abbas lies - Will Trump buy?

 

Turkey’s Erdogan Starts New Temple Mount, Jerusalem Blood Libel

 

Erdogan lashes ‘racist’ Israel, calls for Muslims to flood Temple Mount

 

Pressure mounts on Israel, PA, and ICRC over mass prison hunger strike

 

U.S. Embassy in Saudi Arabia omits Trump Israel visit

 

State Department says removing Israel from Saudi visit video was ‘inadvertent mistake’

 

East Jerusalem parents denounce Israeli police's assault of Palestinian school principal

 

'Price tag' vandalism in Jerusalem

 

Carl Bernstein calls Israel the ‘epicenter’ of today’s geopolitics

 

Palestinian Daily 'Al-Ayyam' Reports On 'Abbas's White House Visit

 

Israeli naval forces shoot, injure Palestinian fisherman off Gaza coast

 

Prisons Official Admits: We Lured Hunger Striking Barghouti with Candy

 

Palestinian PM meets with Turkish president in Istanbul

 

Shaked: When two-state deal goes nowhere, Trump will think out of the box

 

LIBERALISM

 

Left adopts shock tactics in Obamacare repeal fight

 

Why liberals aren’t as tolerant as they think

 

MARIJUANA

  

Legalized pot sends more teens to ER, study finds

 

MEDIA 

 

Exclusive: BuzzFeed Tricked Into Publishing Fake News Story

 

Press Freedom Under Attack Around World

 

Will Sinclair Broadcast Group take on Fox News after buying Tribune Media in a $3.9-billion deal?

 

Racial discrimination lawsuit against Fox News grows as two more women accuse former executive Judy Slater of making racist comments towards them

 

The New York Times and Upper West Side Segregation

 

Keith Olbermann Blames Donald Trump for Failing to Get Job at CNN

 

New York Times Surprised to Learn Legal Immigrants Oppose Sanctuary Laws

 

George Will joins MSNBC

 

CNBC star rides to rescue of Gander Mountain

 

MEDITERRANEAN

 

Hundreds missing after 2 Mediterranean shipwrecks

 

MEXICO

 

Mexico fireworks explosion leaves at least 12 dead

 

 

MIDDLE EAST

 

34 dead, 2,000 sick with suspected cholera in Yemen: WHO

 

Saudi invites Iraq, Morocco, Pakistan and Tunisia attend US Islamic Arab summit

 

Yemen: Saleh exposes the Houthis and plans to retake Sanaa

 

Saudi navy monitors mines near Midi port

 

Italian diplomat in KSA doubts claim coast guard ignored Syrian refugee boat’s SOS (Saudi Arabia)

 

A light for science, and cooperation, in the Middle East

 

 

MILITARY

 

Marine fired for posting a Bible verse over her desk

 

Pentagon Awards Contract to Develop Knowledge-Based Space Command Tools

 

Is Trump sending thousands of US troops to Afghanistan?

 

U.S. 'Armada' Still Busy in East Sea Drills

 

US navy ship collides with South Korean fishing boat

 

US Cyber Commander: Country Facing ‘Variety of Advanced Threats’

 

Trump Army Secretary nominee has to withdraw because he believes the Bible

 

Trump administration poised to expand military role against the Taliban in Afghanistan

 

Commander: No Change to US Navy Freedom of Navigation Patrols

 

Mattis: US reviewing Syria safe zones (Secretary of Defense James Mattis)

 

Trump military advisers want 3,000 more troops to fight Taliban: Report

 

US Army Africa soldier who was found dead in Vicenza is identified

 

America Is Addicted to Fighting Undeclared Wars

 

New ISIS mobile tactics against US in Syria, Iraq

 

Wounded Warrior Project donations drop $70 million, but CEO says charity is on the rebound

 

Pentagon confirms Abdul Hasib, head of ISIS in Afghanistan, killed by U.S., Afghan special forces

 

US, Philippines kick off scaled-back Balikatan exercise

 

Today's Defense Department Lacks Nuclear Weapons Expertise

 

Stalled hearing leaves reservists waiting for a solution to GI Bill restrictions

 

How the U.S. Army Came of Age

 

US brings African army chiefs together to discuss security threats

 

U.S. Army chief: When soldiers should disobey orders

 

Air Force Academy ID's victim of fatal skydiving accident

 

MORALITY

 

Americans view of morality studied

 

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY

 

James Clapper Misled Congress or Perjured Himself Claiming There Was No Release of Republican Data (Video) (Former Director of National Intelligence James R Clapper )

 

NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION (NASA)

 

Nasa reveals new images from second dive through Saturn's rings

 

NATIONAL SECURITY AGENCY

 

US gave French 'heads up' about Russia's election meddling, NSA director says

 

The Knives Are Out for Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster (In the White House “Game of Thrones for morons,” Steve Bannon is trying to turn the President against his national security advisor.)

 

NSA chief: U.S. warned France about Russian hacks before Macron leak

 

NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISER

 

President Trump Needs A New National Security Advisor

 

NEPAL

 

Everest climber is found hiding in a cave at 20,000ft to avoid paying the $11,000 fee to scale the peak

 

 

NORTH ATLANTIC TREATY ORGANIZATION (NATO)

 

NATO Chief Finds a New Friend in Trump

 

NUTRITION

 

Health Eating cheese does not raise risk of heart attack or stroke, study finds

 

PAKISTAN

 

‘You Christians Must Convert To Islam Or Leave’ Muslims Give Christians In Pakistani Town Final Demands

 

Pakistan: Islamic world will not allow Iran to tamper with the security of Saudi Arabia

 

Iran threatens to hit 'terror safe havens' in Pakistan

 

Captain sleeps in business class while trainee flies plane

 

Unhappy neighbors - Afghanistan, India, Iran wary of Pakistan's 'jihadist support'

 

Pakistan: Christian pastor gets life imprisonment for “blasphemous” text message

 

International court stays Pak's order to execute Kulbhushan Jadhav

 

Pakistan airlines pilot invites unauthorised woman into cockpit; puts passengers’ lives at risk

 

PHILIPPINES

 

Nothing to See Here, Philippines Tells UN Human Rights Council

 

PORNOGRAPHY

 

Porn star wants to block kids from ‘adult’ websites ... but knows it will destroy his business

 

Maybe y’all should’ve mentioned the graphic sex scenes in ‘Homeland’

 

 

POSTAL SERVICE

 

Woman claims post office lost family's precious item

 

POVERTY

 

San Francisco City gets record $100m donation to end homelessness

 

PRESCRIPTION DRUGS 

 

Rx for high prescription drug costs

 

PRISONS

 

Neither de Blasio’s dithering nor Cuomo’s meddling will fix the Rikers crisis (Mayor of New York City Bill de Blasio(D)/ Governor of New York Andrew M Cuomo (D)

 

Investigator Is Removed Over Rikers Spying Claim

 

PRODUCT RECALL

 

Herbal tea recalled after two get sick

 

RACISM

 

In New Orleans, Racism’s History Is Harder Than Stone

 

RADIO

 

Limbaugh: Bill Maher 'demented' for Ivanka incest joke

 

RUSSIA

 

Russian Reactions To Macron's Victory In The French Presidential Elections

 

ISIS video shows beheading of alleged Russian spy

 

Victory Day Flyover Cancelled Due to Bad Weather

 

Half of Russians Now Support Stalin's Role in WWII

 

Russia's Navalny Undergoes Eye Surgery In Spain, Says Vision Still Impaired

 

A Compact With the Devil (Russia, Turkey, and Iran have struck a deal. How might the US respond?)

 

 Russian Defense Ministry's Sixth Conference On International Security– Part II

 

Russia Gambles in Afghanistan — Again (Op-ed)

 

Putin Attends Birthday Party for His Old KGB Boss  (Russian President Vladimir V Putin)

 

Putin takes part in ‘Immortal Regiment’ march

 

Russia's RS-28 Sarmat ICBM: Hypersonic Disaster for US Missile Defense Shield

 

Putin says 'no force ever existed to conquer Russian people'


Russian Foreign Minister Heads to Washington

 

Mind Your Own Business, Stay Away From Russian Ports - Moscow on US Bill

 

Negative Views of Putin Reach New High

 

Russia to Rearm Strategic Missile Forces With 5th -Generation Arms by 2027

 

SCIENCE

 

Rare ammonite 'death drag' fossil found

 

Bill Nye the Eugenicist, “Sex Junk,” Social Justice Warrior, Climate Nazi Guy

 

 

SECOND AMENDMENT

 

Study: Republicans Have WAY More Guns Than Democrats

 

NRA Sees Challenges, Opportunities at State Level

 

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION (SEC)

 

SEC Probes Rental Home Values Backing Private-Equity Bond Deals

 

SENATE

 

Senators to Trump: Meet Ukraine Leader Before Sitting Down with Putin (Russian President Vladimir V Putin)

 

Democratic Senators call for probe into Icahn’s biofuel credit dealings

 

Senate GOP Plans Secret Health-Care Debate That May Take Months

 

NSA Director Rogers says no reduction in Russian attempts to interfere in elections

 

Levin: ‘Political hack’ Yates is still wrong about Trump’s EO

 

Grassley addresses lingering questions from Yates hearing (US Senator of Iowa Charles Grassley (R)

 

The five fights Republican senators will have on health care

 

Groups Call Warren’s Hearing Aid Bill a ‘Big Government Ploy’ to Increase Regulation  (US Senator of Massachusetts Elizabeth Warren (D)

 

Senate GOP struggles to find challengers for some Democrats

 

Sally Yates Undercut A Key Democrat Talking Point About The Trump-Russia Probe

 

Ted Cruz Cleaned Sally Yates’s Clock. Here’s Why… (US Senator of Texas Ted Cruz (R)

 

Clapper and Yates Grilled In Senate Subcommittee on Russian Probe

 

Democrats’ witch hunt aids Russia’s anti-democracy efforts

 

'Who appointed you to the United States Supreme Court?'  (Senator zings Obama official for refusing to enforce Trump travel ban.)

 

What moderate GOP senators want in ObamaCare repeal

 

Health care fight shifts to Senate, where GOP wants a reboot

 

Dem senator rips GOP insurance claim: 'What the f--k is that?'

 

Five takeaways from Yates’s dramatic Senate testimony

 

Krauthammer on Franken’s Russia theory: ‘Who gave him the tinfoil hat?’  (US Senator of Minnesota Al Franken (D)

 

Senate angles for quick turnaround on Obamacare repeal

 

Class Warrior Bernie Sanders to Get Awards in Beverly Hills (US Senator of Vermont Bernard Sanders (I-Socialist)

 

Bill Cassidy tries to pass the Jimmy Kimmel healthcare test

 

Byron York: 5 big things we still don't know after Sally Yates' testimony

 

Chairman Ajit Pai is draining the FCC Swamp

 

Republicans: Obamacare repeal won't sink us in 2018

 

5 things we learned from Yates’s testimony about Michael Flynn

 

Yates says Flynn could have been ‘blackmailed,’ Clapper knocks collusion narrative

 

Sally Yates says she discussed criminal charges against Flynn weeks before his resignation

 

Yates Says She Was 'Not Convinced' Trump's 'Unlawful' Travel Ban Passed Constitutional Test

 

Senate confirms Wilson as Air Force secretary

 

Evan Jenkins jumps into West Virginia Senate race

 

Sally Yates: ‘We believed that Gen. Flynn was compromised’

 

Watch: Cruz Battles Yates Over Trump's 'Travel Ban' (US Senator of Texas Ted Cruz (R)

 

Democrats take on Trump over court vacancies

 

McCain hammers Tillerson in NYT op-ed (US Senator of Arizona John McCain (R)/US Secretary of State Rex W Tillerson)

 

John McCain: Why We Must Support Human Rights (NYT op-ed)

 

Yates Admits Political Angle to Defying Trump Exec Order

 

Cornyn Dismisses Criticisms No Women Are Working On Senate's Obamacare Repeal Bill  (Senate Majority Whip US Senator of Texas John Cornyn (R)

 

Yates’s testimony pumps the bellows on the Trump-Russia probe

 

Senators criticize visa program pushed by Jared Kushner’s sister in China

 

G.O.P. Enlists 13 Men, and Zero Women, on Health Bill

 

SOCIAL MEDIA

 

'Check the brothels!' Twitter flips over 'missing' Bill Clinton

 

Google and Facebook aren't fighting fake news with the right weapons

 

Facebook 'must delete hate postings'

 

Who died & made Facebook & Google arbiters of fake news? The MSM

 

SOUTH AMERICA

 

If I ‘end up in jail, so be it:’ Christian sued for refusing to print gay wedding invitations won’t back down  (Chile)

 

Colombia's ELN rebels 'kidnap eight'

 

SOUTH KOREA 

 

Young Koreans Are Winning Their Generational War (South Koreans are angry about jobs and elite corruption - but that's driven them left, not right.)

 

South Korea Lurching Blindly Left

 

As predicted, liberal Moon Jae-in set to lead South Korea

 

South Korean Who Backs Talks With the North Claims Victory

 

Chapter of Korea’s political history closes

 

Exit polls: Moon Jae-in wins S.Korea's presidential election

 

Legacy of Park Geun-hye to haunt conservative parties  (Former President Park Geun-hye)

 

10 S. Korean kindergartners killed in car accident in China

 

N. Korea urges S. Koreans not to vote for conservatives

 

Poverty among young, elderly emerges as major election issue

 

Election result could change U.S. options on North Korea

 

U.S. missile system a factor in South Korean election

 

South Korean liberal candidate expresses confidence in election win

 

Report from Seoul: South Koreans Are Also Voting on Kim Jong-un—and Donald Trump

 

Nation elects new leader Tuesday

 

Conservative surging in critical South Korean election; Column appeals for Trump tweet support

 

U.S. Special Unit to Spy on N.Korea

 

KH explains: South Korean presidential election

 

Kospi extends winning streak

 

N. Korea calls for end to confrontation on eve of election in S. Korea

 

Military keeps vigilance ahead of presidential polls

 

South Korea Is More Worried About Donald Trump Than Kim Jong Un  (Communist North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un)

 

Tough Task: Reining In South Korean Corporate Dynasties

 

SOUTH PACIFIC

 

Donna is the most powerful May storm ever recorded in the Southern Hemisphere

 

SPAIN

 

Child dead after bouncy castle flew into the air, police say

 

SPORTS

 

Aaron Hernandez's murder conviction cleared after suicide

 

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

 

Michael Vick hopes Joe Mixon is 'humbled'

 

Ex-Yankee Chad Curtis near deal with girls he touched

 

Tim Tebow Signs Multi-Year Extension As SEC Football Analyst

 

This looks like the sad end of Ryan Howard

 

Gisele, Tom Brady have a puppy problem

 

What Matt Harvey was doing the night before his suspension

 

Pirates pitcher has surgery for testicular cancer

 

NHL Scoreboard

 

MLB Scoreboard

 

NBA Scoreboard

 

 

STATES

 

Nestlé faces backlash over collecting water from drought-hit California

 

Texas Files Lawsuit Against Potential Opponents of New Anti-Sanctuary Law

 

Okla. Governor's Veto of Payday Lending Bill Shows Misunderstanding of Economics, Liberty

 

Texas Governor Greg Abbott Signs Into Law Bill Banning “Sanctuary Cities”

 

Sheriff pushes back against Texas' "sanctuary city" ban

 

Shock: California May End Ban on COMMIES In Government Jobs

 

California moves to let Communists work in government

 

Sanctuary city bans could spread to other states after Texas law signed

 

Judge Nap Gives Good Advice To People Who Hate TX's Sanctuary City Crackdown

 

Toddler's body found a week after Arkansas floodwaters ripped her away from her mother's arms

 

STATE DEPARTMENT

 

Tillerson, Lavrov to Discuss Syria, Ukraine Wednesday (US Secretary of State Rex W Tillerson/ Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov)

 

Tillerson to discuss Syria with Russian counterpart   (US Secretary of State Rex W Tillerson)

 

Tillerson Defines 'America First' 

 

SYRIA

 

Trump Approves Arming Kurds in Syria Over Turkish Objections

 

Memorandum On The Creation Of De-Escalation Areas In Syria

 

Syrian FM: No Foreign Forces to Monitor De-escalation Agreement

 

Syrian White Helmets leader gains sense of hope with Trump in brutal proxy war

 

TAIWAN

 

Taiwan major general suspected of handing missile secrets to China

 

TAIEX briefly touches 10,000 points

 

Taiwan officer sold off private data to pay lottery debts

 

Taiwan blames China for WHO invite snub

 

Taipei denounces exclusion from WHA

 

Trump is delaying an arms deal to Taiwan as a gift to China

 

Two US lawmakers urge WHA support for Taiwan

 

China is tightening the screws on Taiwan. Here are the ways it is exerting pressure

 

Navy monitoring missile site to thwart China spies

 

Over 260,000 files on Chiang Kai-shek released online

 

Uninvited Taiwan says going to U.N. health meeting, warns China on ties

 

Why Taiwan is just an expendable pawn to Trump

 

Baby born with HIV, first in Taiwan in three years

 

Want to Wreck the Trump-Xi Bromance? Sell F-35s to Taiwan.

 

TAXATION

 

A proposal to eliminate sales taxes on tampons and diapers in California fails

 

 

TELEVISION

 

Rev. Graham: MTV Can't Change God's Design -- He Made Us 'Male and Female'

 

A TV company warned viewers about ‘fake news.’ Now it’s buying some of the nation’s biggest stations.

 

Researchers: Hidden Signals in TV Ads Direct Smartphones to Spy on Owners

 

TERRORISM

 

Help Wanted: Women as Recruiters for ISIS

 

Delaware State Trooper shot to death by jihadis reciting Qur’an

 

THAILAND

 

Dozens hurt: Bombings target shoppers in Thailand's south

 

Car bomb hits Thailand's troubled south, injures 51

 

 

TRADE

 

Trump barely budges to move NAFTA toward renegotiations

 

 

TRANSGENDER MOVEMENT

 

BuzzFeed Falls for Pranksters Pretending They Were Victimized Transgender Gamers

 

 

TURKEY

 

Turkish Lira Slides After Trump Approves Arming Kurds

 

Turkey wants to carry on its EU membership bid on win-win basis

 

Purchase of S-400 From Russia 'Might Signal Turkey's Estrangement From NATO'

 

“NATO ally” Turkey threatens to strike U.S. forces partnered with Kurds

 

Turkey's Limak lays foundation for record-breaking Kuwait airport

 

Prosecutor demands 40 aggravated life sentences for Istanbul nightclub ISIL attacker

 

Germany grants asylum to Turkish military personnel: Reports

 

Wikipedia applies to Turkey’s Constitutional Court over access ban

 

Turkish-Georgian border closes after radiation alarm

 

Don’t come to US, family support key in cancer treatment, Turkish Nobel laureate tells patients

 

Turkish justice minister talks Gülen extradition with US counterpart in Washington

 

German companies need assurances about rule of law in Turkey: Minister

 

 

UNITED KINGDOM (BRITAIN)

 

FTSE 100 rises for 4th  day, with miners in the lead

 

Six Refugees Allegedly Rape UK Woman. British Authorities Let Them Go Free.

 

Anti-Semitism Thriving in London with Meat Cleaver Attack

 

 UK: Muslim took teens to join Islamic State in 2015, was released without charge, now arrested again

 

Tories open 22 point lead over Labour after Theresa May accuses EU of interfering in General Election

 

PM vows to end 'rip-off' energy bills  (British Prime Minister Theresa May)

 

Scottish Tories ‘could win up to 15 Westminster seats’

 

UK PM May: I need a mandate like Macron's to negotiate Brexit

 

Corbyn says 'Brexit issue is settled'   (The Labour leader will focus on the UK's EU departure as he launches his party's election campaign.)

 

General election Corbyn pins Labour's hopes on housing reform pledges

 

Scottish Labour pledges tax rises will pay for public services

 

Facebook Former UK political aides employed to help campaigns target voters

 

'Incredibly rare' Caxton print discovered  (A UK university stumbles upon two pages printed by William Caxton in the 15th  Century.)

 

Centrica British Gas owner warns Tory energy price cap could push up prices

 

Tories pledge to cut migration to ‘tens of thousands’

 

Pregnant British woman killed in traffic accident in Thailand

 

Healthcare offer over UK nuclear tests

 

Brexit City banks could move at least 9,000 jobs from UK, research finds

 

The Marx Brothers: Jeremy Corbyn joins John McDonnell in praising Communist icon's work

 

'Master manipulators' UK couple jailed for drug and child sex offences

 

How a night drinking vodka left me blind and fighting for my life

 

UK foreign aid Impact is diluted by pursuing national interest, says IFS

 

Michael Sandford: Briton who tried to grab officer's gun at Trump rally 'heard voices telling him to kill him' 

 

7 out of 10 children with mental health problems are treated outside home area

 

Care staff 'paid under minimum wage'

 

Statins could soon treat multiple sclerosis as 'momentous' trial begins

 

Fox bid for Sky 'should be blocked'

 

Theresa May will not debate Jeremy Corbyn ahead of election after BBC says it will not 'embarrass' her

 

UNITED NATIONS

 

Israeli Justice Minister Credits Nikki Haley for Rolling Back UN’s Anti-Israel Bias (US United Nations Ambassador Nikki Haley)

 

UN Syria envoy to reconvene Geneva peace talks next week

 

 

UNITED STATES

 

Survey: 9 Out of 10 Millennials Support Free Speech, Religious Freedom

 

We Could Have Been Canada (Was the American Revolution such a good idea?)

 

VENEZUELA 

 

Venezuela Warao Indians flee crisis

 

The Venezuelan Crisis is Due to Economic Ignorance

 

Venezuela Opposition Boycotts Meeting on Maduro Assembly, Clashes Rage

 

WHITE HOUSE

 

Daily Presidential Tracking Poll

 

Having solved all other problems, Los Angeles City Council passes resolution seeking Trump impeachment

 

Is Kushner family business a conflict for Jared?

 

How the White House Explains Waiting to Fire Flynn

 

Many religious freedom advocates and the ACLU share a similar view of Trump's executive order

 

Who has Trump’s ear? Often rich, white, Republican men.

 

WH again postpones Paris climate pact meeting as Macron jabs Trump

 

Kushner firm apologizes for reference to WH ties

 

The Real Reason Washington Post Republicans Hate Donald Trump

 

Latest Afghanistan options expected to hit Trump's desk this week

 

‘Meaningless’ or ‘vigorous’? Conservatives divided on Trump’s religious freedom order

 

Tiffany Trump is going to Georgetown Law

 

Trump to nominate two energy regulators

 

The White House Correspondents’ Association and the First Amendment

 

Former White House staffer: Beef between Bannon, Kushner is over

 

Obama Warned Trump Against Flynn as National Security Adviser: Ex-Obama Aide

 

Trump: Yates Should Be Asked How Classified Information Got Leaked on Flynn

 

Trump slams Yates hearing: 'Nothing but old news'

 

Trump is waging a war on millennials

 

Russiagate: Trump Is Trying to Put Out a Fire With More Smoke

 

Trump’s favorite fall guy: Barack Obama

 

White House to let McConnell do his thing on health care (Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Kentucky)

 

Bannon ‘Not a Racist or Anti-Semitic,’ Says Liberal Former Hollywood Partner

 

Why Trump can’t do what he said he’d do

 

Trump review of Wall Street rules to be done in stages: sources

 

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