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Wednesday, May 9, 2018

 

CELEBRATING 241 YEARS OF LIBERTY AND FREEDOM  

 

 

 

In Today’s Issue: 

 

 

ABORTION

 

University students play sexually-explicit games to raise money for Planned Parenthood

 

My pro-life horror film

 

University Won’t Hire Doctor to Train Future Abortionists After Pro-Life Students Protest

 

No, Danielle Campoamor, Abortion Is Not Pro-Life

 

Activists protest outside Google HQ over anti-abortion search results

 

Who Knew Abortion Could Be So Funny?

 

Some forms of abortion may become 'crimes of violence' under state law(Louisiana)

 

Texas' habit of exporting bad abortion policy

 

Ohio Pro-Life Candidate Mike DeWine Wins Republican Nomination for Governor

 

ERA debate focuses on abortion rights

 

Justin Trudeau’s New Policy Forcing Churches to Promote Abortion Outrages Canadians  (Canadian Prime Minister Prime Minister Justin Trudeau)

 

Thousands to protest Trudeau’s abortion agenda at Canadian March for Life

 

How Difficult Is It To Get An Abortion? Here Are The Laws For Every State.

 

Teacher Impregnates 15-Year-Old Student, Forces Her to Have Abortion(Accra, Ghana)

 

Facebook bans foreign ads in Ireland's abortion vote

 

Silicon Valley Deletes the Pro-Life Campaign in Ireland

 

Google Bans Pro-Life Ads Ahead of Ireland Vote to Legalize Abortion

 

AFGHANISTAN

 

Suicide bombers strike in Afghan capital, 6 hurt

 

 

AFRICA

 

Ebola Returns Just as Trump Asks to Rescind Ebola Funds

 

New Ebola outbreak in the Congo, 10 other cases suspected: Health officials

 

AIRLINES

 

Passengers evacuate onto Delta plane's wing after smoke fills cabin

 

ASIA

 

Ensuring an Open South China Sea

 

ASSISTED SUICIDE

 

104-Year-Old Man Arrives in Switzerland to Kill Himself in Assisted Suicide Tomorrow

 

Hawaii Just Made a Massive Mistake by Legalizing Assisted Suicide, Here’s Why

 

104-year-old Australian promotes right to assisted suicide

 

AUSTRALIA 

 

Australian Market Rises

 

The Australian dollar has been slammed

 

 AVIATION

 

Boeing, Airbus to Lose Billions in Orders From Trump's Iran Sanctions

 

BOY SCOUTS

 

Mormon Church breaks all ties with Boy Scouts, ending 100-year relationship

 

BORDER SECURITY

 

Trump: US Moving AheadWith Border Wall in California

 

CANADA

 

Surging oil prices push TSX higher

 

Ontario issues first genderless birth certificate to ‘non-binary’ trans activist

 

Bank of Canada raises mortgage qualifying rate following increase in Big Six banks’ fixed rates

 

Warning: Graphic video captures racist rant at Lethbridge Denny's

 

Ontario's privacy watchdog launches probe over leaked police records used to smear would-be PC candidate

 

These Toronto high-schoolers are walking out of class for tougher action on teachers who sexually touch students

 

Glitches reported as emergency alert testing resumes across Canada

 

Small earthquake near Ajax felt in Whitby and Oshawa

 

Activists claim victory as Trudeau's oil tanker ban passes Commons (Canadian Prime Minister Prime Minister Justin Trudeau)


As middle class gets priced out of housing market, Canada takes drastic steps to make it affordable

 

Mistrial declared in Toronto cancer researcher’s murder case

 

John Ivison: With another apology, Trudeau tries to right — and rewrite — the past

 

Freeland raises Canadian ‘concerns’ about American auto proposals for NAFTA

 

U of T says 14-storey timber tower to be ‘symbol of wood sustainability’

 

CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL AND PREVENTION (CDC)

 

CDC boss gets $165,300 pay cut from record-setting salary

 

CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY (CIA)

 

Trump's CIA pick faces Senate grilling

 

Al Qaeda Leader Joins Democrats In Attack on Trump’s CIA Nominee

 

CHRISTIANITY

 

Calif. bill already impacting religious expression

 

Met Gala fundraiser slammed for mocking Christians

 

COMMUNIST CHINA 

 

As China Dominates Drug Manufacturing, Expert Says US Should Protect Medicine as a Strategic Asset

 

Hanoi demands Beijing withdraw missiles from disputed islands

 

COMMUNIST NORTH KOREA

 

Remember When All the ‘Experts’ Predicted Nuclear War with North Korea Because of Trump's 'Provocative Rhetoric'?

 

Family of Prisoner Thanks President Trump for ‘Engaging Directly’ with NKorea

 

 Trump Rules Out DMZ for Summit With NKorea's Kim  (Communist North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un)

 

Kim Jong-un's 2nd  China Trip Sparks Fears of Weakening Sanctions

 

E. Asian powers call for de-nuked N. Korea

 

North Korea frees 3 American prisoners ahead of a planned Trump-Kim summit

 

Pompeo to return from North Korea with 3 US captives: South Korea  (US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo)

 

COURTS

 

Judge Denies Teachers Union’s Requested Restraining Order Against Project Veritas

 

Principal who killed himself had sexually abused student: suit

 

#MeToo in the federal court system is doomed to fail

 

Teacher facing 20 years after admitting sex, drug use with teen

 

CRIME IN AMERICA

 

14 Boston-area students accused of painting swastikas on building

 

Teen model found dead after night of drugs and sex at doctor’s home: cops

 

Police change name to 'PoPo' – what could go wrong?

 

Boy, 14, attacked outside yeshiva in New York

 

DEMOCRATS (MARXISTS)

 

Lewinsky upset after mag booted her from event when Clinton said yes: report

 

Spitzer, Weiner, Schneiderman: a bunch of power-hungry perverts

 

DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

 

Winning: Food Stamp Enrollment Drops by 1.3M in Two Months

 

DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

 

Mueller's marching orders may become public(Justice Department special counsel former FBI Director Robert Mueller)

 

3rd  search finds still more Clinton-Lynch tarmac-meeting records (Former US Attorney General Loretta Lynch)

 

Secret intelligence source who aided Mueller probe is at center of clash between Nunes and Justice Dept.

 

ECONOMY

 

Stock market advances as energy, financials surge

 

Oil, energy stocks lift Wall St after U.S. quits Iran deal

 

Stocks Climb, Oil Jumps as Treasury Yield Tops 3%: Markets Wrap

 

Asian Stocks Slip, Yields Rise, Oil Climbs on Iran: Markets Wrap

 

Most Asian shares edge lower after Trump announces plan to withdraw from Iran deal

 

Cryptocurrency hedge funds rebound in April, gaining more than 80%

 

‘There is clearly a gap in skills’: U.S. has a record 6.6 million job openings

 

Treasury yields trade off highs after strong 10-year note auction

 

Oil and the dollar are doing something they have only done 11 times in the past 35 years

 

Gold ends lower, extends losing streak to 3 days

 

EDUCATION

 

How China Managed to Play Censor at a Conference on U.S. Soil

 

Pro-Palestinian US students slam Muslim chaplain for defending campus Hillel

 

Shock Video: Ivy Leaguer strips to deliver thesis, fight 'oppressive' beliefs

 

System Crash (Computer science students on a number of campuses complain that their departments can't meet demand. Their professors are also stressed. But experts say there is no clear fix for nationwide shortage of computer science faculty.)

 

Art teacher who spoke of marrying partner accused of pushing 'gay agenda'

 

These are Pa.'s top 25 high schools, says US News & World Report

 

Second student found dead on campus just days after unexplained death

 

Duke official got baristas sacked over music in campus coffee shop

 

Lawsuit Targets University of Michigan's 'Bias Response Team'

 

The Life of a Black Professor in America

 

'We are humans too:' Voices of UCLA's striking custodians, hospital aides and imaging technicians

 

ELECTION 2018

 

CNN poll: Democrats' 2018 advantage is nearly gone

 

Analysis: Why Tuesday's Primary Results Are Good News for Republicans

 

Women trounce men on first major primary night of the year

 

Blankenship loses, Trump claims big wins and more: 4 takeaways from Tuesday's primaries

 

Tuesday's Republican primary winners just Trumpy enough

 

Blankenship concedes Senate run in W.Va.; N.C.’s Pittenger is first incumbent loss of 2018

 

Party Mavericks Are Rebuffed at the Polls

 

ENERGY

 

US crude surges 3% to 3½-year high, settling at $71.14, after US quits Iran nuclear deal

 

Trump's Iran Sanctions to Shake Up Global Oil Supply Lines

 

Citigroup: U.S. Will Be World’s Largest Oil Exporter by Next Year

 

Energy Prices

 

Here’s what will drive oil prices after Trump’s Iran decision

 

Fund managers predict the decline of oil, but we’ve heard this one before

 

ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA)

 

Is this why EPA's Scott Pruitt needs more security?  (Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt)

 

EUROPEAN UNION

 

European equities climb to 3-month high, boosted by gains for oil stocks

 

Sweden: study finds vast majority of gang rape convicts are Muslim migrants

 

Europeans scramble to save Iran nuclear deal but face new concerns over US sanctions

 

FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION (FBI) 

 

Breaking: New Development's On Inspector General's Report Of Comey's FBI(Former FBI Director James Comey)

 

FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION (FTC)

 

The Net Neutrality CRA would remove FTC privacy protections against Facebook

 

FOREIGN POLICY

 

Keep killing off Obama's foreign policy, Mr. President

FRANCE

 

France's Macron and Iran's Rouhani agree to stick to landmark nuclear deal (French President Emmanuel Macron/Iranian President Hassan Rouhani)

 

GERMANY

 

Berlin court bars woman with headscarf from teaching in primary school

 

Merkel cabinet agrees law change to let all refugees bring families to Germany (German Chancellor Angela Merkel)

 

German political class reacts angrily to ‘instructions’ from new US ambassador

 

Multi-billion euro tax recalculation spells good news for middle-income earners

 

GOOGLE

 

Google Is Fighting for Criminal Justice Reform. Here’s Where It’s Going Astray.


Google won't bake the cake, which is fine

 

HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

 

Uncle Sam’s Deadly Cancer Screening Advice 

 

HOMOSEXUALITY

 

Texas Town Elects Cross-Dressing Homosexual Soldier For Their Mayor- America is Done

 

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

 

Liberals Vent About ‘Terrible’ News Mike Pence’s Brother Is One Step Closer to Congress

 

House panel grills drug distributors about opioid abuse

 

Pelosi says Dems will work to roll back Trump tax cuts if they retake Congress (House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-California)

 

House panel supports Agent Orange coverage for ‘Blue Water’ Navy veterans

 

Mike Pence’s Brother Captures G.O.P. House Primary in Indiana

 

IMMIGRATION

 

Another California city joins Trump in opposing sanctuary law

 

INDIA

 

Hindu Extremists’ Level Spurious Accusation of ‘Conversion Racket’ in India, Sources Say

 

Caught in US-Iran crossfire, India to work around curbs

 

Emerging Economies Summit: India is 'blueprint for developing world'

 

Walmart's $16 Billion Bet on India: DealBook Briefing

 

INDONESIA

 

ISIS claims role in deadly prison riot

 

INTERNET 

 

Why the internet is suddenly protesting on net neutrality all over again

 

IRAN

  

Iran demands guarantees from Europe to stay in deal

 

Who wins and who loses from sanctions on Iran?

 

Problems are mounting for Iran, which may make it particularly dangerous

 

Watch: Iranian MPs Burn U.S. flag in Parliament, Chant ‘Death to America’ After Trump Ends Deal

 

Iran's Nuclear Deal Was Doomed from the Start

 

Iranian lawmakers set paper US flag ablaze, shout ‘Death to America!’

 

Trump now needs to bring Iran's economy to its knees

 

The Delusions and Collusions of the Hon. Kerry

 

Next step? Iran's people should 'remove' regime from power

 

ISRAEL

 

Israeli-“Palestinian” Arab Conflict Briefing    (Wednesday, May 9, 2018)

 

IDF: Iranian forces fire 20 rockets at Israel; Iron Dome intercepts some  (Israel Defense Forces)

 

Iranian forces fire 20 rockets toward Golan Heights

 

After U.S. President Scraps Iran Deal, Putin Holds Israel’s Trump Card(Russian President Vladimir V Putin)

 

After Putin meet, PM indicates Moscow won’t curtail Israeli strikes in Syria

 

Netanyahu Cites ‘Deep Ties Between Our Peoples’ After 10 Hours with Putin in Moscow(Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu)

 

Europeans said boycotting Foreign Ministry event celebrating new US embassy

 

Palestinian government condemns early release of Elor Azaria

 

A preemptive strike in Syria

 

2 polls indicate big surge for Netanyahu’s Likud after Trump’s Iran announcement

 

Palestinian brothers and mother detained by Israeli forces in predawn raids

 

Hamas leader: Next week’s border protests will be ‘decisive’

 

Paraguay Makes It Official: Embassy to Move to Jerusalem in May

 

Israeli naval forces open fire on Gaza fishermen

 

Israeli bulldozers raze lands in southern Gaza

 

The Miracle That is Israel Today

 

MALAYSIA

 

Malaysia on the brink of first ever change in government as Mahathir claims victory 

 

MARIJUANA

 

Actress Cynthia Nixon Calls for Marijuana Reparations for Blacks

 

MEDIA   

 

Report details findings of NBC's internal probe after Lauer firing

 

NYT rips AWOL Pompeo as he is rescuing Americans held in North Korea (US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo)

 

Embarrassment as MSNBC star sees 'significant decrease in audience size'

 

MIDDLE EAST

 

Saudi Arabia warns it will develop nukes if Iran does

 

Saudi Arabia, UAE, Bahrain, Egypt Welcome President Trump's Withdrawal From JCPOA

 

Saudi air defense intercept ballistic missile over Riyadh

 

President Trump’s Nixing Of Nuclear Deal Exposes Middle East Divisions

 

MILITARY

 

Mattis: Trump Admin. Already Working with Allies to Prevent Iran from Acquiring Nukes   (Secretary of Defense James Mattis)

 

Soldier stranded at airport watches daughter's birth on FaceTime

 

Air Force orders stand down over safety issues, as fatal crashes climb in 2018

 

Air Force slashes computer-based training requirements

 

Fitzgerald officer of the deck pleads guilty at court-martial

 

Pentagon probe into deadly Niger attack finds mistakes, but recommends no punishment

 

Russians posed as ISIS hackers, threatened US military wives

 

Army investigates death of soldier at Fort Wainwright in Alaska

 

PAKISTAN

 

Pakistan passes landmark transgender rights law

 

Magnitude 5.5 quake rattles NW Pakistan, no word on damage

 

RUSSIA 

 

Defiant Russia showcases new weapons in Victory Day parade

 

The Great Divide: Is Germany's Special Relationship with Russia at an End?

 

Russian 'Immortal Regiment' Marches Across the World, in Pictures

 

Moscow Jumps to 28th  in Global Ranking of Best Cities for University Students

 

'We Defeated Hitler, We’ll Defeat Putin': 23 Activists Arrested at Moscow Victory Day Parade

 

SECOND AMENDMENT

 

Housing Developer: Tenants with Firearms Will Be Evicted…

 

Here’s How The Supreme Court Already Repealed The Second Amendment

 

Oliver North was once a key figure in the Iran-Contra scandal. Now he has a new role: NRA president

 

 

SENATE

 

Kamala Harris grills CIA nominee on whether interrogations were 'immoral'(US Senator of California Kamala Harris (D)

 

Watch: Senator Cotton Reminds Democrats About Their Connection To Torture Program(US Senator of Arkansas Tom Cotton (R)

 

5 Takeaways From The Haspel Hearing

 

Conservatives to McConnell: Time to Force Issue on Nominees, Spending Bills  (Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Kentucky)

 

John Gizzi: GOP Rallies After Senate Primaries

 

Mitch McConnell gets the last laugh over Don Blankenship defeat(Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Kentucky)

 

Democratic senators remain coy on eve of Gina Haspel's confirmation hearing

 

Russia Targeted Confidence in Voting Systems, Senators Say

 

West Virginia Rejects Blankenship in Senate Primary

 

SEXUAL HARASSMENT

 

Ronan Farrow: Sexual Harassment Claims Must be ‘Bulletproof’ Before Published

 

SOUTH KOREA

 

Small Employers Cut Working Hours After Minimum-Wage Hike

 

US exit from Iran deal threatens South Korean economy

 

Korean economy losing growth momentum

 

Korea clinches $129.5 million deal to run terminal at Kuwaiti airport

 

Six out of 10 People Own Their Homes

 

South Korea working for release of its citizens held in North Korea

 

Korean War survivors hopeful of seeing families in NK one last time

 

SPACE

 

SpaceX's Second Falcon Heavy Rocket Spectacle Slips to October

 

SPORTS

 

Minnesota Timberwolves coach resigns amid misconduct allegations from several women

 

ESPN star dismisses reported meeting between Trump and kneeling quarterback as 'a photo op'

 

Paralyzed football player walks down aisle at wedding

 

MLB Scoreboard

 

NBA Scoreboard

 

STATES

 

Schneiderman Scandal Should Be a Spiritual Crisis for Democrats (New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman (D)

 

Cuomo’s “Churchillian” Temptation(Eager to respond to Cynthia Nixon’s left-wing challenge, the New York governor is outdoing himself with over-the-top rhetoric and gestures.)

 

Flooding forces evacuations in Montana

 

Fifth woman abused by New York attorney general: Report

 

Scenes From the Ruling Class, Schneiderman Style  (New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman (D)

 

New fissures open up as 24-hour pause in Kilauea volcanic activity ends

 

Why New York attorneys general are such power-mad freaks

 

N.Y. gov. appoints special prosecutor to investigate Schneiderman

 

Victims’ advocate rips #MeToo ‘hypocrite’ Schneiderman

 

Add Schneiderman to the list of abusers enabled by the left

 

High-stakes California governor’s race debate gets testy as personal and political attacks fly

 

Get Cy Vance off the Schneiderman case

 

STATE DEPARTMENT

 

U.S. embassy cables warned against expelling 300,000 immigrants. Trump officials did it anyway.

 

SUPREME COURT 

 

Of Civil Rights and Wedding Cakes

 

SYRIA

 

Syrian air defense engages Israeli rockets near Damascus – State media

 

US-Israeli siege on Iranian forces in Syria begins. No Iranian-Hizballah shots fired so far

 

Syria blames Israel for missile strike near Damascus

 

TAIWAN

 

Taiwan’s laws on language are showing China what it means to be a modern, inclusive country

 

16 diplomatic allies to address Taiwan's exclusion from WHA meeting

 

For global companies looking to cut scope 3 emissions, Taiwan steps up

 

TREASURY DEPARTMENT

 

Boom: Trump Tax Cuts Lead To Largest Ever Monthly Budget Surplus

 

Treasury watchdog probes possible leak of Trump lawyer’s bank transactions

 

TURKEY

 

Turkey threatens US over bill seeking to halt weapons sales

 

Turkey Risks US Sanctions Over Jailed American Pastor

 

 

UNITED KINGDOM (BRITAIN)

 

FTSE 100 jumps to 4-month high, as oil rally buoys BP and Shell

 

Alfie Evans should’ve turned 2 today, but UK’s legal and health system killed him

 

Thousands of Alfie Evans Supporters Will Honor His Second Birthday With Candlelight Vigil

 

UK singer Lily Allen reneges on her promise to house Muslim migrants in her luxury apartment

 

UNITED NATIONS

 

Haley says no to UN pact for environment: America would get 'stuck paying large bill'(US United Nations Ambassador Nikki Haley)

 

VENEZUELA 

 

Venezuela’s Economic Problems Are Caused By Socialism, Not Falling Oil Prices

 

WELFARE STATE

 

The Unintended Consequences of the Welfare State on the Human Spirit

 

WHITE HOUSE

 

Daily Presidential Tracking Poll

 

Trump is trying to strong-arm the news media

 

What Trump's latest 'fake news' attack reveals

 

The Media Get Trumped: President’s Polls Improve Despite 90% Negative Coverage

 

Trump warns Iran of ‘severe consequences’ if it resumes nuclear program

 

John Bolton and Mike Pompeo Are Headed for a Clash(National Security Adviser John Bolton/US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo)

 

Avenatti Accuses The Wrong Michael Cohens Of Making 'Fraudulent' Payments

 

‘It’s extremely insulting’: Giuliani fires back at allegations of erratic behavior

 

Trump’s Iran deal withdrawal: It should never have come to this

 

Trump Ends Obama’s Iran Hostage Crisis

 

President Trump 'nukes' Iran deal: Full text

 

Trump Dumps the Deal

 

Why Trump torpedoed Obama’s Iran nuclear deal

 

Trump and the Two Americas

 

Trump’s pronouncement doesn’t address biggest question: Now what?

 

Trump’s ‘Rescission’ Package Would Save Unspent Tax Dollars

 

Trump’s plan B on Iran: Utter chaos

 

Response to Trump’s Decision to Exit Iran Deal Falls Along Partisan Lines

 

Trump’s Iran decision just brought us closer to war

 

Harry Kazianis: Why Trump’s move to kill Iran nuclear agreement is the right one

 

Why Trump was completely right to kill the Iran deal

 

Trump’s Courageous Call on a Lousy Iran Deal

 

 

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