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Wednesday, May 10, 2017





In Today’s Issue: 




Woman Doesn’t Regret Aborting Her Baby: It Was Just a “Minor Procedure”


Oklahoma House Calls Abortion Murder; Directs State Officials to End the Practice


“Pro-Life Democrat” Senator Poses With Signs Supporting and Opposing Planned Parenthood


Pro-Life Advocates Optimistic as One of Their Own Gets Key HHS Job


Christians are Leaving the Girl Scouts Over Its Connection to Planned Parenthood


Cosmopolitan Columnist Argues Abortion Is Good Because It Leads to Better Sex


Ohio Bill Would Make It the Third State to Ban Abortions on Babies With Down Syndrome


Women Should Not Be Ashamed to Talk About Abortion: A Conversation with Author Carol Sanger


Delaware Senate Passes Bill Keeping Abortion Legal if Roe v. Wade is Overturned


Oklahoma House declares abortion murder


Abortion Foes Cheer Series of Advances, as Opponents Protest  (From the US Capitol and the White House to far-flung battlegrounds in Arizona, Iowa and elsewhere, it's been a dramatic two weeks in the debate over access to abortion and birth control.)


Democrats Stumble Into Abortion Rift (Voters in Omaha, Nebraska, will pick a new mayor Tuesday in a local election that has become the epicenter of a divisive national Democratic fight over abortion.)


The Problem With Linking Abortion and Economics


Kentucky’s last abortion clinic could close after court ruling


Report: Kansas, Texas Lead Nation on Abortion Restrictions


NY Times publishes an op-ed critical of abortion


Montana governor vetoes bills on abortion, concealed weapons


Abortion expansion passes Senate committee (Illinois)


Abortion bill clears state Senate (Delaware)


Correction: Alaska-Abortion Story


As a Third Daughter, Her Chinese Grandmother Wanted to “Get Rid of Her.” But Something Saved Her Life




Trump's best bet for cleaning up Obama's Afghan mess




Parents still waiting to see girls released by Boko Haram


Chibok girl 'refused to be released'




US crop outlooks miss expectations



Fists fly after Southwest Airlines flight lands, video shows


United passenger claims trip was canceled for filming dispute


Judge forces Spirit Airlines pilots to work during dispute





ACLU Lawyer Claims if Hillary Issued Travel Ban It Would Be Constitutional (Video)





Erasing Images Of The Dead In Southwestern Turkmenistan





New York Bill Would Make It the Next State to Legalize Assisted Suicide




ASX enjoys post-Budget boost


'Aussie has little to recommend it to investors'


The war against the black economy has only just begun


Australia's Qantas boss got pie in the face over gay marriage support


Parliament breastfeed an Australian first


$180m funding boost to streamline Veterans' Affairs claims system


Australian soldier killed during training in Northern Territory


Australian Schools Say They’ll Facilitate Gender Changes For 6-Year-Olds




Kosovo Lawmakers Dismiss Government




Trump Is Getting His Wall  (Trump can finish this job in a few years and have a powerful barrier to entry at all the most important crossing regions. )




TSX gets boost from gold, energy stocks


Sharp rise in anti-Semitic incidents in Canada


Christy Clark remains B.C. premier until all votes counted


Obama to deliver keynote speech to Montreal Board of Trade


Drug money: Cancer treatments cost as much as $33K a month, but are hardly wonder cures


Strange bedfellows: B.C.'s 3 party leaders must court each other


Police believe toddler died in frigid Quebec floodwaters


Climate change ‘a boon’ for Quebec wine industry but potential axe for traditional wine-growing countries


Toronto man accused of killing girlfriend in Mexico: Reports


Infrastructure bank to get short review as Ottawa rushes to pass bill


Canadian food distributor charged with kashrut fraud


'It was a chaos situation': RCMP officer testifies about being under fire in Moncton shootings


Watch: Cops use chopper to track bank thieves' wild ride


Friendly skies? Most air passengers satisfied but Canadian carriers lag


Federal Court strikes down key provisions of Citizenship Act


Why women shouldn’t bother reporting sex assault: DiManno


OMG Liberals spend big on Snapchat filters


Ontario woman can’t sell SUV because of modern Stone Age computer glitch




Sale of Trump Caribbean property revives ethics concerns





U.S. Census director quits as funding crisis looms for 2020 count





U.S. Catholic bishops complicit in Muslim persecution of Christians




Video: Liberal Crowd at Colbert Show CHEERS Comey Firing–Then Sheepishly Changes to Jeering Trump After Colbert Shames Them




Taiwan's Foxconn to build plant in U.S. in second half of 2017, China tries to woo it back


China welcomes new South Korean president's offer to negotiate


China protests US delegation meeting Dalai Lama


Cold front sends shivers down China’s industrial backbone


China Is Building a Disney World for Wine


'Emaciated, unrecognisable'China releases human rights lawyer from custody


China Orders All Uyghur Students Abroad to Return, Uses Families as Hostages


The Kushners and Their Golden Visas   (The President’s in-laws promise Chinese investors green cards. The real scandal is that it’s legal.)


China vows to defend climate pact





Trump advised to send envoy to Pyongyang


If Trump Meets Kim, He Should Do It the Right Way  (Communist North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un)


North Korea warns US ‘we are not afraid’ vowing to explode sixth nuke bomb


North Korea: U.S. senator has "lost basic judgment and body hair"





Americans’ Approval of Congress Unchanged in May


Congress Must Demand an Independent FBI Director to Replace James Comey (FBI Director James Comey)


10 Democrats Who Slammed James Comey, Called For His Firing


GOP healthcare effort dogged by gender inequity


Lawmakers weigh new troops for America’s longest war





CBO score of Obamacare repeal bill expected week of May 22




Texas joins call for Convention of States (11th  to pass Article V resolution aimed at limiting government.)


Liberal Fascism Attacks Robert Mercer’s First Amendment Rights




Donald Trump, Keeping His Promise, Makes The Right Move On Judges


Ninth Circuit: Critics want to split up 'nutty' court that will hear Trump's travel ban


Accused Phoenix serial street shooter: "I'm innocent"


Sierra LaMar case: Verdict for man accused of abducting, killing girl on way to school


Admirer of Adolf Hitler gets his name changed


Federal court ruling prompts review into 2014 firing of Phoenix VA executive


Texts suggest Penn State students were made to do elephant walk while holding pledges' penises during obscene frat initiation preceding teenager's death as eight more brothers are indicted


Ohio mother pleads guilty to involuntary manslaughter after she gave her violent autistic 21-year-old daughter a fatal dose of insulin




Illegal immigrant deported 15 times arrested in hit-run crash that hurt 6-year-old boy


Police arrest NC student armed with weapons, hit list


Iranian Muslim Pedophile Arrested in Synagogue Fire in Las Vegas


Police reveal how suspect in doctors' slayings is linked to victims


Man who decapitated son, 5, granted conditional release


This 22-year-old man is back in jail following his 53rd  arrest


Cheerleader arrested after lying about stolen uniforms


Exclusive: Student, 15, who was abducted by her teacher, 50, is refusing to return home and claims she is 'IN LOVE' with grandfather who took her on 'fun road trip'





Newark Airport border officers 'were victims of extreme sexual hazing' which included being taped to a 'rape table and assaulted'





Foreign States Preparing Cyber Attacks on Infrastructure in Future War


The cyberthreat to democracy





DNC chief: Comey firing ‘a brazen and disgraceful abuse of power’





New Obama Bio Is Not Just Exhausting; It’s Insulting


‘This terrifies me’: Ex-Clinton aides express disbelief, outrage  (Hillary Clinton’s allies suggested that Comey’s firing was an attempt by President Trump to frustrate the ongoing investigation into his campaign’s ties to Russia.)


Seattle mayor drops re-election bid amid claims of sex abuse


De Blasio can’t be bothered to attend Grammys announcement (Mayor of New York City Bill de Blasio)


The Mets give de Blasio a lesson in accountability





Officials give update on tunnel collapse at Hanford nuclear site





Courts Block DHS Review of Refugee Threats




Interior Secretary Zinke admires national monuments he’ll likely recommend removing (Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke)


Reviving debate over Bears Ears National Monument also revives racial tension in a remote corner of Utah





Rod Rosenstein, man behind Comey’s firing, is highly respected on Capitol Hill  (FBI Director James Comey)


Jeff Sessions' Defense of James Comey Contradicts His Justification for Firing Him (US Attorney General Jeff Sessions/FBI Director James Comey)


Interim FBI director likely to be named as soon as Wednesday


Author of Comey memo is overseeing Russia probe


DOJ Memo: Hillary Presser ‘Textbook Example of What Fed Prosecutors, Agents Taught Not to Do’


Dems ask Justice Dept, FBI to 'preserve any and all files' on Comey firing


Sally Yates was the real blackmailer


Sessions Expected to Bulk Up Prosecution on Drug Crimes  (US Attorney General Jeff Sessions)


The Justice Department’s case against Comey, annotated




Disney CEO Bob Iger addresses ESPN layoffs





U.S. Stocks Boosted by Oil Rally as Dollar Slips: Markets Wrap


Wall Street mixed after Trump fires FBI head; Nasdaq hits record high


Nasdaq closes at record for 4th straight day as Dow slips in FBI firing aftermath


Asia stocks rise for third day on earnings; dlr stalls on Comey sacking


Asia Stocks Rise; Yen Gains Amid North Korea Worry: Markets Wrap


A stock market decline may be around the corner, Elliott Wave analysis says


Here’s why the stock market isn’t freaking out about the Comey firing


Dollar advances vs. yen as oil prices climb


Gold tallies best one-day gain in over 2 weeks




The Left is forcing Christians out of colleges. That’s actually good news for conservatives


University Under Fire for Pro-Sharia Commencement Address


Good Jobs Are Out There – It’s the Schools that Are Failing  (Why don’t our students have basic competence in math and English?)


Georgia teacher caught sleeping as students brawl


Hazing and holiness


Colleges Think Women Having Sex Is Dangerous. This Feminist Says They’re Wrong.


Protesters object to Betsy DeVos as commencement speaker at historically black university


Arizona college asks students to consider ‘pee privilege’ over transgender issues


Don’t Use Our Brand (Louisiana State University tells athletes not to wear university gear if they talk publicly about the outcome of the Alton Sterling case.)


Pupils wouldn't need doctor's note for sunscreen under bill


Culturally Responsive Developmental Education


Theology professor pressured out of Duke after protesting liberal racism ‘training’ program


Trickle-Down Antagonism


Better choices in higher education


What Are Students Rating When They Rate Instructors?


UC revises its plan to limit the share of spots going to out-of-state students


A Plan to Kill High School Transcripts … and Transform College Admissions


Leftist Profs Leave University of Kansas to Protest 2nd  Amendment


What Policies for Improving Graduation Rates Actually Work?





Egyptian Columnist Responds To Attack On Naguib Mahfouz's Work: In Egypt, There Is A 'Bizarre' Double Standard – We Fight Terrorism While Disregarding Salafi Incitement





Why The Rock didn’t endorse a candidate during the election





Oil jumps 3% as U.S. inventories see biggest weekly drop of 2017


Energy Prices


Firing ethanol


Tesla’s Solar Roof Pricing Is Cheap Enough to Catch Fire





Stephen Moore: Entitlement Reform At Last




Nearly 30 MILLION Americans are drinking contaminated tap water linked to cancer, birth defects and lead poisoning





EPA Bureaucracy Strikes Back: The Case of the Board of Scientific Counselors




Miners' Deaths Spark Protests In Georgia




Amnesty International condemns ‘fascist’ arrests in Ukraine


Move to ban male circumcision alarms Jewish leaders (European Jews are on alert after a political party in Norway voted to propose a bill in parliament to ban ritual circumcision of children under the age of 16.)




European stocks finish at fresh 21-month high


EBRD Predicts Pick-Up In Region's Economic Growth


Video from Austria: “Dark-skinned man” attacks, destroys crucifix, does over $16,000 in damage


EU Criticizes U.S. For Slashing UN Contribution





Donald Trump Must Act—Now


It Was Inevitable That Trump Would Fire James Comey  (FBI Director James Comey)


Four Big Questions in Wake of Comey’s Firing


Behind the scenes of James Comey's epic firing


An Overdue Move (President Trump made a mistake not in firing James Comey but in waiting so long to do it.)


Will Dems next be leaving tear-soaked teddybears and flowers for Comey at FBI headquarters?


Trump Strikes A Blow For The Rule Of Law 


FBI world reacts to Comey's firing


Finally, one of the Chief Swamp Creatures—Fired!


The Bipartisan Case against James Comey


Some names Trump may consider for a new FBI chief


Exclusive–Former FBI Assistant Director: Comey ‘Threw the Reputation of the FBI Under the Bus’


Trump’s sacking of FBI Head Comey stuns DC


James Comey’s Democrat Critics Now See Russian Conspiracy In Trump’s Firing


Report: Trump Was Mad Comey Wouldn’t Utter Three Important Words


Hah! Wikileaks Offers to Hire James Comey After Firing


Comey wanted more resources for Russia probe


FOX Expert Herridge: Comey Was Fired Because He Refused to Reveal Obama Unmaskers (Video)


Analysis: Timing, Reasons for Comey's Firing Raise Questions, But Trump's Next Move is What Matters


Behind Comey’s firing: An enraged Trump, fuming about Russia


Levin: Trump was right to fire ‘drama king’ Comey


6 Quick Takeaways From Trump’s Firing Of FBI Director Comey


Suspicious FBI role in Garland jihad attack is major FBI scandal on Comey’s watch


Bye Bye, Comey  (Behind the scenes of Trump’s firing of the FBI Director.)


Why Comey was fired: DOJ rips handling of Clinton case in ouster 


Why James Comey had to go


FBI subpoenas Flynn associates


The Firing of James Comey


Analysis: James Comey's firing won't end election controversy over Russia


Trump Is Lying Again (There is no reason to believe the President on the firing of James Comey.)


5 key points in memo calling for Comey firing


Echoes of Watergate in Trump’s Decision


Comey’s firing should make all of us ‘mildly nauseous’


Comey reportedly found out he was fired by watching the news


Gregg Jarret: Comey's firing was long overdue


Comey’s dismissal may turn the anti-Trump wave into a tsunami


Why was FBI Director James Comey fired now?


Comey Received Word of Firing From TV Reports, Thought It Was a Joke


Is Comey’s firing ‘Nixonian’ or uniquely Trumpian?


Trump urged Comey to go after Clinton — and then fired him for it


How did we get here? A James Comey timeline


The Trump administration’s case for firing FBI Director Comey


The Comey debacle only magnifies the Russia mystery


Editorial: Absolutely nothing about Comey's firing passes the smell test


Donald Trump’s Firing of James Comey  (Despite claims to the contrary, the FBI director was clearly ousted for leading an investigation into Russian ties that could threaten the President.)


The one thing we know for sure about Comey’s firing


Who might succeed Comey? Former FBI director candidates could be in mix


Trump firing Comey demands fuller explanation


An Abrupt Parting, a Year in the Making (The FBI director’s ouster was the culmination of a toxic dynamic between him and the President.)


Comey's temporary replacement is also embroiled in Clinton scandal: Andrew McCabe's wife from a Hillary fundraiser


It was already past time for James Comey to go


'Fun Fact: Nixon never fired the Director of the FBI': President gets trolled by Tricky Dicky's Library, leaving critics to ask if this is Trump's 'Saturday Night Massacre'


US Attorney fired by Trump: 'Everyone' should be troubled by Comey firing






John Oliver’s Net Neutrality Campaign Filled With Bots, Fake Comments, Racist Attacks Against FCC Chairman





Revealed: The 45 celebrities that got warning letters from the FTC over their sponsored content posts




Bank adds 1,200 NC jobs stalled by anti-LGBT law





ALS drug approval gives patients hope


Drug safety issues common after FDA approval, study finds




Trump’s Uncontrolled Foreign Policy




Hand on heart - Has French politics become too Americanized?


France's 'first lady': Does Brigitte Macron want to be the French Michelle Obama?


Charlie Hebdo in hot water over 'sexist' cartoon of a pregnant Mrs Macron


Polish MP: “French No Longer Have Strength to Fight For France”


Who is Emmanuel Macron? France’s new leader called ‘useful idiot’ on militant Islam


Macron's win doesn't end France's divide and other comments


French models will need a doctor's note to hit the catwalk


The elites win a round, but in France


A French Lesson for the American Media


Why Marine Le Pen's loss is a win for Trump




Did stimulants fuel Nazi Germany’s war of annihilation?


Today's German military has a Nazi problem


Defence minister vows clear army break with Nazi past


Police launch nationwide raids against suspected Isis supporters


German govt to ban tourist hotspot at North Korean embassy


Corpse sits in city tree for several weeks before pedestrian spots it


Amid collusion allegations, AP releases review of its coverage of Nazi Germany





'False sense of security': Scientists warn on pace of global warming


Get America Out Of The Paris Climate Agreement NOW!


Ivanka Pressures Trump to Push Global Warming as Earth Enters New Ice Age


Climate Pact Offers Few Benefits for Exiting It, by Design (The Paris agreement is largely nonbinding, which has given ammunition to those urging the Trump administration to stick with it.)


Earth could break through a major climate threshold in the next 15 years, study says




Democrats LOSE Again! GOP Candidate Wins Omaha Mayor’s Race in a Romp


Labrador files to run for governor after health care comment outrage  (US Representative of Idaho Raul Labrador)





Voters Like Their Health Care, But Still Want Law Fixes


Grassley, Chaffetz rebuke HHS secretary for muzzling agency employees (Health and Human Service Secretary Tom Price)


 Conn. Health Insurance Request Average Premium Rate Hikes as High as 52%


Why Should Anyone Trust What Dems Say About Health Reform?


Reporter arrested after repeatedly questioning Health secretary




Voters See Higher Costs, Lower Quality Care With Single-Payer System


Proof That Those International Health Care Comparisons Are Bogus


NSAID painkillers linked to higher risk of heart attack


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


1 pregnant woman found to have Zika after DC testing error




'Faith-based film' label needs to go, experts say





We can defeat the LGBT juggernaut if we fight hard enough. What just happened in Colorado proves it





The AHCA Insurance Company Bailout


Rowdy crowd interrupts Congressman's town hall


US reps, Dalai Lama take aim at China sore spot Tibet


GOP Doublespeak on ‘Free Market’ Health Care


Poll: Support for GOP health bill declines


Lawmakers continue debate on whether new health care bill will cost vets


Sandra Lee refused to let Paul Ryan join cooking segment (Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-Wisconsin)


No, the health bill doesn’t gut coverage for pre-existing conditions


The safety net anti-Ryan protesters don't want to talk about


GOP rep: No one should hear of a firing on TV (FBI Director James Comey)




Trump’s immigration enforcement helps slow illegal border crossings by 76%




ICJ’s stay on Indian Jadhav’s execution a blow to Pakistan


Indian workers ‘held captive’ by company in Saudi Arabia, embassy intervenes


‘Ummer was a brilliant student; he wasn’t scared’: Family and friends remember Kashmiri army officer killed by militants


International Court of Justice to hear Kulbhushan Jadhav case on Monday; Pakistan says will review its jurisdiction  (India moving the International Court of Justice on the Kulbhushan Jadhav issue was a “carefully considered decision” as the retired Indian Navy officer was in illegal detention in Pakistan and his life was under threat, the external affairs ministry said on Wednesday.)


Presidential poll: Sonia Gandhi to meet Mamata Banerjee next week to discuss strategy


Sanjay Mitra to be next defence secretary





Blasphemy Charge Against Christian Governor Could Be a Sign of Deteriorating Religious Freedom in Indonesia


Blasphemy Conviction for Jakarta Governor Seen As Blow for Religious Freedom  




IG: ‘IRS Overpaid More Than 600 Employees Approximately $4.2 Million’




Messaging apps push boundaries of Iranian politics


Iran to Launch Two New Satellites, Likely Cover for Illicit ICBM Program


Flying Iran’s Friendly Skies to Victory (President Hassan Rouhani's overhaul of his country’s rickety airlines is a centerpiece of his re-election campaign. But will Donald Trump get in the way?)




Iraqi forces advance in Mosul and liberate the Maamel neighborhood


‘You will blow yourselves up,’ ISIS tells Iraqi boys in training camps


Iraqi boys’ harrowing tale of captivity, training by Daesh




Now some Muslim women are outraged over high-fashion hijabs




Israeli-“Palestinian” Arab Conflict Briefing     (Wednesday, May 10, 2017)


Arab Media: Abbas Netanyahu Trump Plan Three-Way Summit  (“Palestinian” Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas/ Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu)


Abbas said to agree to summit with Netanyahu and Trump


'Barghouti's sweets' handed out at Nakba Day ceremony (Convicted murderer and terrorist-“Palestinian” leader Marwan Barghouthi)


After fighting Somali pirates, Indian Navy ships visit Haifa


Islamic bloc wins for 3rd  year running in Birzeit University student elections


Trump ‘still reviewing’ embassy move to Jerusalem – White House


Pipe Bombs Attack Prevented at IDF Military Court  (Israel Defense Forces)


At 7:04 p.m., after 81 years, Israel Radio fades to music


Erdogan Is Honing In On Jerusalem To Send The Flood Of Muslims While He Forms An Islamic Alliance And A New MUSLIM World Order  (Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan)


Hamas assures critics Israel’s destruction still its goal


PA Security Force Pulls Weapons Off Streets Ahead of Trump Visit


IDF accuses B’Tselem of ‘manufacturing’ conflicts


Israeli authorities continue attempts to break mass hunger strike on 24th  day


The curious case of Donald Trump’s 1989 (non-)visit to Israel


Russian Parliament Member Drowns in Dead Sea


Netanyahu discusses peace process, Syria with Putin (Russian President Vladimir V Putin)


Turkish President Recep Erdogan attacks Israel Verbally – “Necessity to prevent the Judaization of Jerusalem.”


There are no settlements, Israel’s new envoy to Brazil says


Fires in Northern Negev, Samaria


Israel’s military advocate general defends trial of Hebron shooter


PA denies reports that shipments of medicine and baby formula to Gaza were halted


Wife of Palestinian hunger striker wants pope to intervene  (Convicted murderer and terrorist-“Palestinian” leader Marwan Barghouthi)


Hamas must do more to become politically relevant


Human Rights Watch’s Israel-Palestine director barred from Bahrain


Israel, AIPAC reluctant to endorse Taylor Force Act


B'Tselem denounces Israel for unjustified killing of Palestinian teen in Jerusalem


No deal, Mr. President


Kahlon ‘Net Family’ Tax Cut Plan Passes Unanimously


Leading Hamas official says no softened stance


While Abbas met with Trump, Fatah honored 12 terrorists responsible for murdering 95 people


New Nation State Bill In Israel Moves Forward


Fooling many of the people much of the time  ("Hamas Drops Call for Israel's Destruction," headlined The Wall Street Journal last week. The New York Times told its readers: "Hamas Moderates Talk on Israel." And the United Kingdom's The Guardian concluded that Hamas had produced a document likely to "ease peace process.")


Abbas: We want our children to live 'along with Israeli children in peace' (“Palestinian” Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas)





What Do Leftists Celebrate?





Video from Malaysia: Muslim woman lathers hijab in shampoo commercial




Advocating Warfare: The Media's Record as an Enemy (US journalists have an exalted view of themselves.  But a look at their history suggests they're just a worker-bee hive, not people of any achievement.)


Fox News ratings slip among older viewers with Bill O'Reilly's departure, but advertisers are back


Firing fallout: Media jump on Trump for dumping Comey (FBI Director James Comey)


Maddow Scores Ratings Win on Monday Night


Trump crashes news gatekeepers to reach Americans (Campaign uses new tool to reveal facts mainstream media are 'hiding.')


Scarborough to GOP: 'Stand the hell up' to Trump




World’s heaviest man goes under knife in Mexico


Mexico’s 2016 Murder Tally Exceeds Those of Many Countries at War


Special Cinco de Mayo Greetings from Chicano Icon Che Guevara  (“Mexicans are mostly a rabble of illiterate Indians.” )


Liquor-drenched party in Mexican prison embarrasses government




Failing Those Who Served Us  (It's about time President Trump made some real progress on the longstanding Veterans Administration debacle.)


Inside the U.S. Navy's newest, fastest submarines


Pentagon hackers infiltrated Islamic State accounts, changed passwords: Report


Chelsea Manning speaks out for first time since clemency win


Maintenance crews’ work below deck keeps warship on target





‘Resistance’ Researcher Gets $43,576 From NIH




Here Are NASA's Biggest Problems Sending Humans To Mars By 2033




The National Security Council’s New Pro-Hamas Israel Advisor





How U.S. Meddling in the Bosnia Conflict Changed the Face of NATO


Joining NATO is unacceptable, Moldovan president says


NATO assessing request for more troops to Afghanistan





Why a western diet gives you gout: Regularly consuming sugary drinks, red meat and fries raise the risk




Christian in Pakistan Sentenced to Life Imprisonment for ‘Blasphemy’


Chaman border crossing will stay closed until Afghan govt addresses Pakistan's reservations: Sartaj Aziz


Pakistan PM accused of taking money from bin Laden to fund jihad in Kashmir


International court halts Pakistan execution of Indian convicted of spying


Pakistan,Iran to settle trade transactions through banking channels





 Kidnap warning issued for Philippine tourist hostpots


Philippine Leader Names Senator Ally New Foreign Chief





Voters Think Religious Institutions Have a Place in Politics




The Ugly Racism of Karl Marx




Top Russian diplomat jokes about Comey firing  (FBI Director James Comey/ Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov)


PM Medvedev Says He Needs Two Years to Raise Russia's Minimum Wage to Subsistence Levels


To Fight “Extremism,” Russia Bans Jehovah's Witnesses


Russian Investigators Ordered to Find Out How Hackers Cracked an Activist's Telegram Account


Lavrov: Trump admin are business people, dialogue free from ideological bias   (Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov)


How the Kremlin Turned Macron Against Russia


US Criticizes Russian Build-up Near Baltic States


Trump urges Russia to ‘rein in’ Assad, Iran after talks with Lavrov


Analysis: Veteran 'Silovik' Named To Head Chechen Presidential Administration


Putin Restricts Rallies In Decree That Could Hamper Navalny's Protest Plans   (Russian President Vladimir V Putin)


Kremlin unveils details about Russian FM Lavrov's visit to Trump's Oval Office


Putin and Trump to meet in Hamburg in July


Moscow Conference on International Security 2017: Cooperation Lost in Translation




Project to map human brain from womb to birth releases stunning images


Study: More proof a man can never become a woman


Dinosaur named for 'Ghostbusters' creature found in Montana 75 million years after its death





Kaine: Russia Probe Making Trump ‘Very, Very Nervous’; Blumenthal: ‘Constitutional Crisis’  (US Senator of Virginia Timothy Kaine (D)/ Former US Senator of Connecticut Richard Blumenthal (D)


Elizabeth Warren Pushes Trump to Destroy Wall Street's Megabanks  (US Senator of Massachusetts Elizabeth Warren (D)


GOP Senator to Introduce Bill Strengthening U.S. Missile Defense Amid North Korean Threat


Comey fallout: Grassley backs Trump, tells media to 'suck it up and move on'  (US Senator of Iowa Charles Grassley (R)/FBI Director James Comey)


Almost Half of Senate Democrats Don’t Heed Schumer’s Instruction to Be at Their Desks by 9:30  (Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-New York)


McConnell dismisses calls for special prosecutor on Russia (Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Kentucky)


In Wake of Comey Firing, Amash and McCain Demand Special Commission (US Senator of Arizona John McCain (R)/FBI Director James Comey)


Trump Loses Senate Vote To Repeal Obama-Era Methane Rule Thanks To McCain


After Comey firing, Dems want Russia documents kept from White House


Chuck Schumer's Shameless Hypocrisy and Faux Outrage Over James Comey's Firing (Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-New York)


Shut The Chuck Up (Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-New York)


First on CNN: Senate Russia investigators ask Treasury for Trump team financial information


McMaster to Brief Senate Committee on Plan to Defeat ISIS   (President Trump’s national security adviser, Lieutenant General HR McMaster, will brief the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on the administration’s plan to to defeat the Islamic State in an off-the-record meeting Wednesday.)


Senate Republicans face their own divisions in push for health-care overhaul


Senate confirms Gottlieb as FDA commissioner


Who will decide what the Senate’s health-care bill looks like? Follow the Medicaid-state senators.


Senate Democrats to GOP: Yank repeal effort, and we’ll talk health care


Rubio Tells ADL About ‘Very Disturbing’ Voice Mail His Wife Received  (US Senator of Florida Marco Rubio (R)


The Senate’s turn to ponder health care


Three Senate GOP chairmen raise concerns over Comey’s dismissal


McCain: US 'woefully unprepared' to fight Russian cyber attacks  (US Senator of Arizona John McCain (R)


Republican Intelligence Committee chairman Richard Burr 'troubled' by Comey's firing, citing both the timing and 'reasoning' of the decision as panel's Russia probe continues


Senate Dems to meet Wednesday on Comey  (FBI Director James Comey)




Former Governor Mike Huckabee Drops One Of The Dumbest Tweets Of All Time About CNN


Alleged abduction streamed on Facebook: Police


Tweets fly fast after firing of FBI head Comey




Moon Jae-in faces uphill battle on US ties, THAAD  (President Moon Jae-in)


Moon, Trump likely to hold summit soon


Moon Faces Uphill Struggle with Slim Majority


Don't let Trump, Xi decide Korea's future  (Communist Chinese dictator Xi Jinping)


Moon Jae-in highlights cooperation, national security


Moon's education pledges under scrutiny


Moon Goes to Work Immediately


Moon urged to shun interventionism


IMF Keeps Growth Outlook for Korea at 2.7%


Political stocks fall as Moon's win clears uncertainty


Shortage of Health Workers Feared


Moon to make global debut at G20 meeting in July


India, a great hedge for Korean economy


Korean consumers keep buying Chinese cars


South Korea’s new president has a juggling act far beyond the norm   


South Korea’s new leader willing to visit the North


South Korea's new president sworn in


S. Korea's new leader wants to reverse N. Korea policy


An Agenda for South Korea’s New Leader


S. Korea's Next Leader Will Engage North, Reconsider THAAD


Partisanship Won't Sink the U.S.–South Korea Alliance




Bryce Harper Explains His Cryptic Home Plate Salute in Mother’s Day Video


Kathy Berman, wife of ESPN's Chris Berman, killed in car crash


College quarterback younger brother of NFL star Greg Olsen is indicted for 'punching woman, 23, he was dating in the face then raping her in his apartment after a night of drinking'


Rangers will make big changes after season-ending crusher


Panthers' Michael Oher turns himself in to police


Sidney Crosby takes the fall for NHL's failed procedures


Berkeley rugby player suffers injury which leaves him paralyzed below the chest during his team's championship game


Rory McIlroy switches clubs in a $100M deal


NHL Scoreboard


MLB Scoreboard


NBA Scoreboard





Texas Gov. Abbott Urged Pastors to Pressure Lawmakers on 'Bathroom Bill'


Wildfire rages in Charlton County, Georgia


Wisconsin voter ID law proved insurmountable for many voters


Forest Lake, Minnesota, city of nearly 20K, votes to disband police department


Woman goes missing on hike with her dog in Montana


Top officials in Maryland, Virginia, D.C. gather for urgent regional action against opioid epidemic


Why won't the Assembly help protect kids from MS-13?   (MS-13 and other violent gangs are a plague on minority and immigrant communities, targeting black and Hispanic teens with extortion, beatings and murder. But some New York lawmakers are flinching...)





Judicial Watch Sues State Dept for Russia Files Sent to Democrat Senator





Mich. lawmaker found dead hours after drunk driving arrest




Syrian Kurdish official praises US decision to provide arms


US-backed forces seize Syria’s Tabqa, dam from ISIS


In blow to ties with Turkey, U.S. to directly arm Syrian Kurds against ISIS


He says he went to Syria to rescue his wife from ISIS. Now he sits in prison.




Taiwan Rejection From WHO Assembly Further Strains Relations With China


More trouble ahead for Taiwan's Tsai after rocky year  (President Tsai Ing-wen)


No other way for Taiwan than to accept One-China policy: Beijing


Taiwanese officials ready to work from WHA sidelines


Teacher accused of sexual assault breaks his silence


US strongly backs Taiwan’s WHA bid


WHA missing out, health workers say


Most Taiwanese unhappy with Tsai administration: poll


Bakery changed expiration dates


Health ministry to consider water fluoridation




The ‘Made in America’ tax myth  (Are American-made products at a disadvantage to imported ones? That’s the argument supporters of a 20 percent tax hike on imports are making to justify their position.)





Apple becomes first company worth $800bn





Transgender teen pushes boundaries to be 'legal'





Treasury Ran $182,428,000,000 Surplus In April--But Said Debt Frozen at $19,808,747,000,000





Erdogan urges US to reverse decision on arming Syrian Kurds (Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan)


Turkey warns US against arming Syrian Kurd ‘terrorists,’ ponders end of ‘strategic partnership’


Decision on S-400 deliveries to Turkey to be made after talks on price, minister says

Anti-terror fight should not be carried out with other terror groups: Erdoğan


Turkey furious at US decision to arm Syrian Kurdish group


President Erdoğan should ‘reconsider’ his US visit, Main opposition says


Turkey challenges EU to ‘open new chapters’


EBRD expects slowdown in Turkey’s growth amid security, geopolitical risks


Turkey’s judicial board reshuffles over 1,000 judges, prosecutors


Turkey signs deal to buy training aircraft from Pakistan


Former AKP lawmaker arrested over Gülen links


3,000 police officers dismissed over Gülen links were blacklisted by group


Two Turkish doctors accused in organ transplant scam among arrested in Ukraine


President Erdoğan speaks with UK’s May


Turkey slams Swiss decision to not charge protesters over Erdoğan banner


Turkey’s steel giant establishes joint venture with US company in metal recycling


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


Turkish-British joint venture to develop engine control systems for German business





FTSE 100 ends at 7-week high as energy stocks climb


 Theresa May admits energy price cap is not 'Conservative' but voters come before ideology (British Prime Minister Theresa May)


Labour and Lib Dems pledge school cash


Brexit could see hundreds of GPs quit Scotland, doctors warn


 Decision due on election expense charges   (Prosecutors have examined police files on the way Tory campaign costs were recorded.)


Scottish Greens deny election plan to prop-up SNP vote


Women trafficked for sham UK marriages


Scotland set for midge explosion as population soars


Girl, 11, dies after theme park fall


Inflation spike to put pressure on wages


Fears of GP losses after Brexit


BA plane grounded after blackbird causes chaos in the cockpit


Man charged after Westminster arrest


Calls for end to 'inhumane' separation of elderly couples being moved into care


Holiday rep hurt in resort acid attack


Cumbrian zoo where 500 animals died granted new licence


Man jailed for 1986 attempted rape


Twenty teenagers ill after taking Xanax





2 bodies found in water in Central Park in less than 24 hours


Decomposed body found in Central Park reservoir


New Orleans needs help moving Confederate statues — and stopping extremists in the way




Pope to canonize 2 children a century after visions




'They have gas; we have excrement': protests take a dirty turn


Venezuela sees sharp rise in child deaths




Daily Presidential Tracking Poll


Keith Olbermann Wants Trump Impeached for Agreeing With Him


Could Trump’s Deregulation Be a Lifeline for Struggling Entrepreneurs?


Pence: Comey firing not about Russia investigation  (Vice-President Mike Pence)


In Firing Comey, Trump Shows He's Afraid of No One  (FBI Director James Comey)


Trump says 'Comey wasn't doing a good job'


‘Now They Play So Sad’: Trump slams Democrats For Flip Flopping On Comey


Ricky Waddell named White House deputy national security adviser


Trump Meets With Kissinger After Kissinger Met With China Over NKorea


Trump Praises 'Very Good' Meeting With Russian Foreign Minister


Watch: White House Spokeswoman Says ‘It’s Time To Move On’ From Trump-Russia Investigation


Trump Hires Law Firm to Fight Suggestions of Russia Business Ties


Trump Keeps Acting Like He Has Something to Hide (America’s rule of law now hinges on whether the GOP still feels loyalty to the republic, not just Republicans.)


Trump mocks Comey backlash: President accuses Cryin' Chuck Schumer of hypocrisy after Senate minority leader claims firing of FBI director has 'shattered' the criminal justice system


Text: Trump letter to Comey (FBI Director James Comey)


Trump's take on the 'Uncivil War'  (Leave it to President Trump to wake the populace. This time his alarm bell is America's slaughterhouse of 1861-65. "Why was there the Civil War? Why could that one not have been worked out?" he said last week.)


Trump takes to Twitter to blast Democrats at hypocrites after Comey firing


Why Trump is stronger than he looks  (To paraphrase Mark Twain: Reports of President Trump's political death "are greatly exaggerated." Simply scanning approval ratings overlooks the many trends determining a President's effectiveness and re-electability. Many of these favor Mr Trump.)


Sean Spicer's explanation of why it took 18 days to fire Flynn (White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer)


Chaos and the commentariat  (It is probably too early in our 45th President's tenure to evaluate how his critics are appraising him, both those on the left and those on the right. Among his critics on the right, such as Bill Kristol and George F Will, their criticisms have calmed down a bit, and of course their criticisms are relatively chaste. )


Spicer defends White House following Yates' testimony on Flynn


Marking Six Months Since Victory, White House Official Pledges to Share Video of Trump Taking Clinton’s Concession Call


Zelizer: Trump just used his nuclear option on Russia probe


Melania's cyber bullying platform 'work in progress'


Shocking firing raises questions and stakes for the White House


Stop copying Trump to try to counter him


All of Trump’s campaign statements just vanished from his website. So let’s remember them.


Conway: Comey firing 'not a cover up'


Trump to Meet Top Russian Diplomat at the White House



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