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Thursday, May 11, 2017

 

CELEBRATING 240 YEARS OF LIBERTY AND FREEDOM  

 

 

 

In Today’s Issue: 

 

ABORTION

 

Planned Parenthood is Ditching the Failed “Pro-Choice” Label. Here’s Why

 

Abortion Split Between Bernie Sanders And Tom Perez Spells Unrest For Democrats (US Senator of Vermont Bernard Sanders (I-Socialist)/Democratic National Committee Chairman Tom Perez)

 

New Abortion Doulas Will Provide Women Who Kill Their Children With Emotional Support

 

Alaska Lawmaker Censured Over Abortion Comment  (The Alaska House has censured a Republican member over comments suggesting there are women in Alaska who try to get pregnant to get a "free trip to the city" for abortions.)

 

Abortionist and Convicted Murderer Kermit Gosnell is Still Registered to Vote

 

Abortion in Louisiana: See existing and proposed laws

 

Senate sends bill to Rauner that would aid low-income women's abortion access (Illinois)

 

As expected, Gov. Dayton vetoes two bills that sought limits on abortions in Minnesota

 

Democrat loses Omaha mayor’s race after anti-Trump theme, abortion message flop

 

TV’s twisted abortion history: How the conversation changed about choice

 

Listen: Abortion comes of age on TV, from “Maude” to “Jane the Virgin” and “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend”

 

Saying goodbye to grandma (With Democrats viewing abortion is an economic decision, the elderly should beware.)

 

Doctor Told Couple to Abort Baby With “Rare Disorder.” They Refused and Now He’s Healthy

 

Most U.S. Women Live in States With Abortion Laws That Conflict With Science and Facts

 

16-Year-Old Was Raped for Months and Then Forced to Have Abortion After Becoming Pregnant

 

This bill will ban abortions of babies with Down’s Syndrome in Ohio

 

Judge dismisses Idaho lawsuit over telemedicine abortion ban

 

Ireland Special Olympics Can Celebrate Life Because 8th Amendment Saves Disabled Babies From Abortion

 

Why I don't regret my abortion: Dispelling the myths around terminations  (United Kingdom)

 

Australian Bill to Legalize Abortion Defeated, Would Have Allowed Legal Abortions Up to Birth

 

Everything You Need To Know About Today's Push To Remove Abortion From The NSW Crimes Act  (Australia)

 

Leaked Manifesto: Labour Party Will “Extend Abortion to Northern Ireland”

 

Abortion was legalized in Canada 48 years ago. Today, thousands marched for life

 

Anti-abortion flag raised at Ottawa City Hall, angering councillors (Canada)

 

Canada’s capital flew a pro-life flag. Liberals are furious, even after the mayor took it down

 

ACQUIRED IMMUNE DEFICIENCY SYNDROME (AIDS)

 

HIV life expectancy 'near normal' thanks to new drugs

 

ADOPTION

 

Faith-based adoption placement protected in 5 states

 

AFGHANISTAN

 

Hekmatyar's Fighters Refuse To Lay Down Arms In Afghanistan 

 

Afghan Forces Retake Northeastern District From Taliban

 

 

AFRICA

 

Pastor, Christian Activist Sentenced to Prison in Sudan Are Released

 

Somalia asks world to help stabilize ravaged nation

 

How Muslim North Sudan And Militarist Germany Helped To Continue The Horrific Civil War In Christian South Sudan

 

Zimbabwe’s Mugabe is just resting his eyes during meetings, spokesman says

 

 

AIRLINES

 

United flier says crew forced her to urinate in cup on ‘worst flight’ ever

 

AIRPORTS

 

Brawl breaks out as plane taxis to the gate

 

ASIA

 

Stalled pipeline now a matter of urgency for Turkmenistan

 

ATTENTION DEFICIT HYPERACTIVITY DISORDER (ADHD)

 

Taking ADHD meds may help reduce car crashes

 

AUSTRALIA

 

ASX reverses early gains

 

Dollar up despite greenback surge

 

Chinese schoolkids bring Australian author to tears

 

Is Australia’s Health Care Better than Ours?

 

Did Australia budget put out unwelcome mat to overseas investors?

 

Australian senator breast-feeds daughter at work

 

AUTO INDUSTRY

 

Parked BMWs bursting into flames leave owners with questions

 
 AVIATION

 

On cusp of debut, Boeing grounds 737 Max jetliner after potential manufacturing flaw in engine

 

Airbus creates new commercial drone services start-up "Airbus Aerial"

 

 

BALKANS 

 

Kosovo President Calls General Election For June 11

 

 

BOY SCOUTS

 

Mormon church to pull thousands of teens from Boy Scouts of America

 

Hero Cub Scout saves choking mom’s life

 

 

CANADA

 

Financial stocks weigh on Toronto index

 

'Some nail-biting to come': B.C. election creates uncertainty for Trudeau's pet projects (Canadian Prime Minister Prime Minister Justin Trudeau)

 

Even if you survive the disease, it could leave you gutted: Bankrupt by cancer

 

Trudeau has second highest per-person spending since 1870

 

‘Every single spot on her body was covered in burn marks': Woman rescued after four days of brutality

 

Shares tank at Aeroplan parent as Air Canada parts ways

 

Toddler buried with flowers in her hair identified as Victorian girl with living descendant: researchers

 

Teacher massaged students for 'safety', disciplinary group...

 

Canada has a sordid history of treating Chinese-Canadians as undesirables. It's taken decades to put things right

 

Number of prison workers suffering from PTSD much higher than official stats, union says

 

Ontario woman discovers she can’t trade in her van because ‘Fred Flintstone’ put a lien on it

 

Canadian man detained after Belize murders is innocent, girlfriend say

 

Flooded Quebec communities brace for more rain as Trudeau does Gatineau aerial tour

 

Guilty verdicts in College St. café murder

 

 Trudeau says Canada must craft plan to 'rebuild better' to brace for more extreme weather

 

Tory wants to speed up construction projects by extending work hours

 

Ground meat products recalled in Ontario over E. coli fears

 

Electricity prices to soar after four years, says secret Liberal cabinet document

 

How Canada could do a better job keeping 'dirty money' out of the country

 

Green election surge puts B.C. in centre of climate debate: Walkom

 

CARIBBEAN

 

Debt Crisis Forces School Closings Across Puerto Rico

 

 

CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY (CIA) 

 

CIA to focus on North Korean threat with new mission center

 

COMEDY

 

SNL has a lot to work with this week

 

 

COMMUNIST CHINA 

 

Pressure Cooker: How the South China Sea Can Help America Prod Beijing

 

Earthquake kills eight in China’s Xinjiang region

 

Analysis: New Uzbek President Goes To China Looking To Expand Bilateral Ties

 

 

COMMUNIST NORTH KOREA

 

N. Korea expected to ask China for a break at summit

 

Is Kim Jong-un cutting back on public executions for fear of growing unrest in North Korea?  (Communist North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un)

 

 

CONGRESS

 

Agreement reached on stalled VA accountability bill

 

CONSTITUTION

 

You Want Checks And Balances? Stop Ignoring The Constitution When You’re In Power

 

 

COPORATE AMERICA

 

Soros-Funded Groups Behind Anti-Trump Corporate Targeting Campaign

 

COURTS

 

Judge approves $1.2B Volkswagen settlement

 

NYC jihad bomber wants light sentence, lawyers complain about his “demonization”

 

Student, 26, who was almost blinded and lost 90% of her skin after taking common anti-seizure drug sues GlaxoSmithKline for more than $3 million

 

Manslaughter trial begins for Tulsa officer Betty Shelby

 

Teen accused of shooting girl to be tried in adult court

 

Woman sentenced for killing husband, their mistress

 

Charges dismissed for couple accused of rape in drug-fueled threesome

 

Former teacher accused of locking 5-year-old autistic boy in closet

 

Cellino sues Barnes to dissolve injury attorney firm

 

CRIME IN AMERICA

 

A dead priest’s DNA could solve 1970 cold-case murder of nun

 

What an Immigrant Murder in Kansas Says About America

 

Dad on deported illegal immigrant who injured son: 'He keeps coming back'

 

Armed police engaged in ongoing deadly standoff in NJ

 

In a town hall first, S.F. police release video of deadly shooting

 

Woman raped while visiting relative's grave, Baltimore police say

 

To Say, 'Stop Raping  Me!' In English, Press '1' Now (One case where leftists don't think the rape victim has the "right to be believed.")

 

CUSTOMS AND BORDER PROTECTION

 

Dramatic Drop of Illegal Border Crossers Since Trump Took Office

 

DEMOCRATS (MARXISTS)

 

Obama may tour the world with Oprah on a $300M yacht, but don't worry, he's still about the little guy 

 

Hillary Clinton has a right to be a major voice in American politics — but maybe it's time she moved on

 

Bill de Blasio's ferry follies (Mayor of New York City Bill de Blasio)

 

Hunter and Kathleen Biden put their DC home - with an Obama sign in the bathroom - on sale for $1.85m after divorcing over his relationship with his brother's widow

 

 

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

 

Betsy DeVos booed during graduation address in Florida  (Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos)

 

DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

 

Atomic town revels in plutonium past as tunnel failure fuels contamination fears (Some residents near the Hanford nuclear site, where a tunnel storing contaminated equipment caved in, have no concerns about the Washington state facility. Others worry about failing infrastructure and radiation exposure.)

 

Hanford nuclear site incident raises questions about health, cancer risks

 

Crews start repairing collapsed tunnel at nuclear waste site

 

DEPARTMENT HOMELAND SECURITY

 

Expanded airline electronics carry-on ban close to being announced by DHS

 

DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

 

Deputy AG was on the verge of resigning after WH pinned Comey firing on him  (FBI Director James Comey)

 

Comey firing shows Sessions’ growing clout  (US Attorney General Jeff Sessions)

 

Veteran Justice Department Officials Weigh Need for Special Prosecutor in Russia Probe

 

Rod J. Rosenstein, The Forgotten Man (A sloppy firing, but a conspiracy?)

 

Rod Rosenstein Fails His Ethics Test (Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein)

 

Famous 'radical leftists' get secret spanking by Obama DOJ

 

ECONOMY

 

Stock market closes lower as retail sector slumps, Snap’s stock tanks

 

U.S. Stocks Drop as Treasuries Rise, Crude Rallies: Markets Wrap

 

Wall Street slides as investors fret about retail

 

Asian Stocks Edge Higher, Kiwi Slides on Outlook: Markets Wrap

 

Oil price jump pulls stocks higher, NZ dollar hits 11-month low

 

2-year Treasury yields snap six-day streak of gains

 

The yen went from first to last among major currencies

 

Chinese textile firm hiring up to 800 in east Arkansas

 

This Is What Can Kill the Emerging Market Rally

 

Gold scores first back-to-back gains in nearly 2 weeks as dollar steadies

 

EDUCATION

 

Famine on Campus? (Alarmist, misleading data suggest widespread hunger among American college students.)

 

Jesuit school sides with LGBT group, axes Chick-fil-A

 

U of Arizona Is Hiring Students to Tattle on Others for ‘Bias Incidents’

 

WA School District Cancels Trips to Canada to Protect Illegal Alien Students from Deportation

 

Mixed Views on Higher Ed (Americans see the work force and societal value of getting a college degree, a survey from New America finds, but community colleges have more support than do other sectors.)

 

'Hate Spaces': The Politics of Intolerance on Campus

 

Overture to HBCUs Rejected (First commencement address no cake walk for Education Secretary Betsy DeVos as Bethune-Cookman students jeer and turn their backs on her remarks.)

 

The Claremont Pathology

 

Not Coddling but Learning

 

UC’s Napolitano Digs a Deeper Hole (OK, now can we get rid of the big-spending queen of PC?)

 

Furor Over Philosopher's Comments on Violence Against White People  (Texas A&M president calls remarks “disturbing.”)

 

Racist note that led to protests at Minnesota college was fake, school says

 

Tuition Matching, Take 2 (University of Maine sleds uphill by trying to draw students from faraway California and Illinois with program matching in-state flagship rates of other states, but sees yet more gains from New England.)

 

Penn State frat cameras will 'unquestionably ... become important evidence,' legal analyst says

 

After the Accidental Email (As students worry in the wake of email speculating on closure of Holy Cross in Indiana, board chair says he is not concerned about the college closing in the near future.)

 

How to stop racism from winning on college campuses

 

Could Robots Handle Peer Review?  (Technologist argues that artificial intelligence could make publishing decisions in milliseconds.)

 

Is ‘3-K for All’ Good for All? De Blasio’s Preschool Plan Troubles Some (Mayor of New York City Bill de Blasio(D)

 

Johns Hopkins students overdose at frat party: cops

 

Outside money continues to pour into L.A. school board campaigns  (California)

 

School district warns about ‘dangerous’ game that may not exist

 

Middlebury College's invitation to riot

 

EGYPT

 

Egypt officials: Islamic extremists kill 10 Sinai tribesmen

 

ELECTION 2016

 

20 attorneys general call for independent investigation on Russia (Twenty state and district attorneys general have signed a letter asking Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein to appoint an “independent special counsel” to investigate Russia’s attempts to meddle in the United States Presidential election.)

 

A 2016 Election Battleground State Is Investigating Potential Voter Fraud

 

Pew Research: 2016 campaign demolished GOP trust in media

 

ENERGY

 

Oil marks 2nd -best settlement of the month

 

Energy Prices

 

Dakota Access pipeline leaked 84 gallons of oil in April

 

OPEC to US: Please produce less oil

 

President Trump Keeping Promise To Coal Miners

 

EUROPE

 

Muslims In Europe Engage In Violent Persecution Of Christian Converts As Thousand Of Muslims Are Turning To Jesus And Filling Europe’s Empty Churches

 

'You're just meat': Ukrainian soldiers get chilling texts

 

Ukraine Police Scramble To Probe Fresh Claims In Journalist's Car-Bomb Killing

 

 

EUROPEAN UNION

 

European stocks close lower, pressured as the euro advances

 

EU official: Romania’s membership brings peace, stability

 

Belgian language book for migrants refers to bombs, jails

 

Italian submarine collides with cargo ship

 

Austria: Moderate Muslim asylum seeker guilty of war crimes, killed 20 Syrian soldiers

 

Video=> Peaceful Muslim Beats Crucifix with a Board in Christian Austria

 

Dissing English (not just England) at the E.U.

 

Austria convicts asylum seeker of Syria war crimes

 

Non-EU parents may have EU residence right, ECJ rules

 

FANNIE MAE AND FREDDIE MAC

 

Fannie and Freddie are nearly out of money and D.C. is getting anxious

 

FEDERAL BUDGET

 

Tax Cuts Without Spending Limits Will Not Make America Great Again

 

 

FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION (FBI) 

 

Fake News: Acting FBI Director Says No New Funding Requested For Trump-Russia Probe Before Comey Firing

 

Acting FBI Chief Says Comey Had ‘Broad Support’ At Bureau, Undercutting White House Claim

 

FBI raids office of GOP consulting firm in Maryland

 

Acting director to U.S. Senate: 'You cannot stop ... the FBI from doing the right thing'

 

Giuliani: ‘I’m not gonna be FBI director’ (Former Mayor of New York City Rudy Giuliani(R)

 

Comey Fired -- Now Indict Hillary (FBI Director James Comey)

 

Comey firing could spur new review of Clinton case, immunity deals, ex-agent says 

 

Comey’s Firing is Latest Weapon Against Trump Presidency

 

FBI agent groups dispute Trump's rationale for Comey firing

 

After Trump Fires FBI Boss Comey, Swamp Explodes

 

Acting FBI chief vows to speak up if White House tries to impede Russia probe

 

Stop calling Comey’s pink slip a ‘constitutional crisis’

 

Dan Rather: Comey Firing ‘An Effort to Cover Up the Facts’

 

Eric Holder: Comey ‘Violated Long-Standing Justice Department Policies and Traditions’ (Former US Attorney General Eric H Holder Jr)

 

How the New York Times Proved Trump’s Case for Firing Comey…

 

Acting FBI Chief Under Investigation by DOJ

 

How Dare Trump Fire Comey!  (The Left’s shameless hypocrisy on the firing of the FBI Director.)

 

David Usborne: Firing of Comey may not be a cover-up but it is a political disaster

 

Chaos Is Exhausting  (It's not Comey's firing, but how it and so much else is done in a manner that can only be described as a political loser.)

 

Why Trump Was Dead Right To Tell Comey: 'You're Fired'  (FBI Director James Comey)

 

FBI had spy in bedroom of German rapper turned ISIS poster boy, says report

 

Comey in goodbye letter to FBI agents: ‘I’m not going to spend time on the decision’

 

Fired FBI director says Trump has the authority to dismiss him for 'any reason or no reason at all' in goodbye letter to staff - but refuses to comment on the 'decision or the way it was executed'

 

James Comey’s firing and the hypocritical squawks of the left

 

Comey called Trump 'crazy' and 'outside the realm of normal' and the President thought there was 'something wrong' with his FBI director - their toxic relationship revealed

 

Democrats’ hypocritical Comey-firing fury

 

FBI finally removes Comey as director from website

 

Why did Trump really fire Comey? Only a special counsel can tell us.

 

Trump’s Firing of Comey Is All About the Russia Inquiry

 

Russia investigation on uncertain ground after FBI director's firing

 

More #FakeNews: DOJ Says Comey DID NOT Ask Deputy AG Rosenstein for More Resources for Russia Probe

 

Supporters hail Trump’s canning of FBI boss: ‘Comey had it coming’

 

By firing Comey, Trump may have fanned the flames he hoped to control

 

Trump’s Festering Anger With Comey Ended in His Firing

 

The Russia investigation is on life support. Here's what it will take to survive after Comey

 

4 ways Trump miscalculated the Comey firing

 

Inside Trump’s anger and impatience — and his sudden decision to fire Comey

 

'Hillary would've fired Comey immediately'

 

Trump’s efforts to shake his Russia problem only make it worse

 

The Easy Tells of Comey’s Canning

 

Why Trump expected only applause when he told Comey, ‘You’re fired’

 

Donald Trump Is Lying Again, Now About James Comey

 

Comey is gone. Now what happens to the FBI?

 

Ex-DOJ official spills beans on why Comey had to go

 

These Republicans could set the Comey disaster right

 

Obama Appointed Ambassador to Qatar–and Hillary Donor–Publicly Rips Trump Over Comey Firing

 

Piers Morgan: Trump was RIGHT to fire drama queen Comey - but if he doesn't appoint an unimpeachable new FBI boss AND agree to a special prosecutor Russia is going to consume his presidency

 

 

 

FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION (FCC)

 

FCC "strike force" scrambling in war against robocalls

 

 

FEDERAL ENERGY REGULATORY COMMISSION (FERC)

 

U.S. blocks major pipeline after 18 leaks and a 2 million gallon spill of drilling mud

 

 

FEDERAL RESERVE

 

In Trump's shadow, Fed official says trade barriers a 'dead end'

 

Fed Plan for Gradual Rate Hikes Is Starting to Look Complacent

 

FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION (FDA)

 

​Common leg cramp remedy linked to deadly risk

 

Four things Americans should know about the new head of the FDA

 

FRANCE

 

Macron's party unveils 428 new candidates, but rejects Manuel Valls

 

Angry French workers booby-trap factory, trash machines and threaten to blow the place up

 

Eiffel Tower knocked off top spot in world's most Instagrammed sites

 

 

GERMANY

 

German Cyber Agency Chides Yahoo for Not Helping Hacking Probe

 

'Merkel is insane': meet the woman leading the AfD into the elections (German Chancellor Angela Merkel)

 

Germany 'grossly' failing female refugees on sexual violence: report

 

Germany’s polizei put brakes on US car culture

 

GLOBAL WARMING

 

A Global Warming Surprise

 

Obama surpasses algore as Global Warming’s Biggest Hypocrite

 

Obama's mystery fee for Italy speech renews debate over lucrative lecturing by ex-presidents

 

Barack Obama got to Milan climate change conference by flying on a PRIVATE JET and then being ferried there in a 14-car convoy

 

GOP

 

Condoleezza Rice Crushes Ladies Of ‘The View’: No, Russia Didn’t Delegitimize The Election (Video) (Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice)

 

The GOP is trying to kill California's new private-sector retirement plan. State officials vow to push ahead

 

GUANTANAMO

 

Former CIA captive wants to speak at Guantanamo

 

Guantánamo Bay Detainee waives immunity to testify on 'unspeakable torture' by CIA agents

 

HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

 

Aetna to Completely Pull Out of ObamaCare Exchanges by 2018

 

HEALTH CARE

 

Expired EpiPens may still save a life, study finds

 

Conn. issues warning to parents about dangers of antihistamines

 

Midwest Muslim measles outbreak nearly doubles (Vast majority of cases among unvaccinated 'Somali Minnesotan' population.)

 

HOLLYWOOD

 

Actor Michael Parks, who starred in 'Kill Bill' and 'Argo,' dies at 77

 

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

 

Ex-Rep. Corrine Brown (D-Florida) guilty on fraud, tax evasion charges

 

Sanders-inspired Dem aims to hand Pelosi a ‘spectacular upset’   (US Senator of Vermont Bernard Sanders (I-Socialist)/ House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-California)

 

Judge Napolitano: House didn't repeal ObamaCare, it endorsed it

 

Republicans flub defense of health care vote  (GOP House members, facing angry constituents, can't seem to get their message straight about their plan.)

 

American Replaced by H-1B Making Run for Congress

 

Liberals overwhelm Jersey GOP town hall, rage over Comey, healthcare

 

Republicans grapple over corporate tax reform without hurting small businesses

 

Ryan opposes special prosecutor after Comey's firing  (Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-Wisconsin)

 

Republican Congressman and His Family Receive Death Threats  (US Representative of Virginia Tom Garrett (R)

 

Chaffetz asks Justice Dept to investigate Comey firing   (US Representative of Utah Jason Chaffetz (R)

 

Republican who helped pass health bill faces angry voters

 

McCarthy: Comey ‘made the FBI political’ (House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-California)


IMMIGRATION AND CUSTOMS ENFORCEMENT (ICE)

 

Special Ops Veteran Now Fights Scourge of Child Exploitation

 

INDIA

 

Modi heads to Sri Lanka as Chinese influence rises (Prime Minister Narendra Modi)

 

Spontaneous protests wrongfoot police, loosening India’s grip on Kashmir

 

Army officer killing: 6 Hizb, LeT men identified

 

Six Lashkar, Hizbul militants involved in killing of army officer Ummer Fayaz identified

 

UK police watchdog probes ‘serious’ hacking from India

 

Solar power Prices in India hit record low, undercutting fossil fuels

 

US may ban laptops on all flights from Europe

 

At least 22 killed by collapsing wall at Indian wedding

 

Pak summons India diplomat over LoC firing

 

INDONESIA

 

Two men face 80 lashes in Indonesia for 'having gay sex'

 

INFRASTRUCTURE

 

Saudis Boost U.S. Ties With $40 Billion Investment

 

Oroville Dam spillway had two dozen problems that may have led to mass failure, report says  (California)

 

INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICES (IRS)

 

Man declared dead by IRS resurrected by U.S. senator

 

IRAN

 

Iran’s declaration of war must not go unanswered

 

Analysis: The personality cult of Ruhollah Khomeini

 

IRAQ

 

Iraqi forces move to surround IS-held Old City

 

ISLAM

 

Nonie Darwish's "Wholly Different"   (Half her life in Egypt, half her life in the US -- an insider's insights on Islam and the West.) 

 

ISRAEL

 

Israeli-“Palestinian” Arab Conflict Briefing     (Thursday, May 11, 2017)

 

Netanyahu: All embassies, especially US, should move to Jerusalem (Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu)

 

Abbas' and PA's female role model: Mother of 4 terrorists serving life sentences (“Palestinian” Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas)

 

Hamas says it caught assassin of top terror mastermind

 

Hezbollah: ‘Future War With Israel Could Take Place Inside Israeli Territory’

 

Abbas, in meeting with Putin, says Moscow must be part of peace process (Russian President Vladimir Putin)

 

Clashes erupt at Palestinian protest to support hunger strikers

 

Proposed bill to end recognition of private Orthodox conversions

 

Accused Jerusalem Arab Killer of British Student Hannah Bladon Indicted

 

Israeli diplomats scrap plan to disrupt Trump visit over wage crisis

 

Flotilla Rapprochement in the Past, Turkey’s Erdogan Tees-Off on Israel  (Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan)

 

We saved the life of Hamas’s Gaza leader, says Israel’s ex-prison chief, dismissing strikers’ complaints

 

Israel Asks US to Nullify UN Security Council Resolution 2334

 

Pizza Hut fires Israeli PR firm over ad mocking Palestinian hunger striker

 

Scores of Palestinian prisoners reported to join mass hunger strike on 25th day

 

Activists given special entry to Joseph’s Tomb

 

No Disruption of Trump Visit by Foreign Ministry Workers

 

Controversy over Palestinian plane hijacker's planned appearance in Spain

 

Six Day War paratroopers return to the Western Wall

 

What are Netanyahu’s top 5 fears from Trump’s visit?

 

Danon: Palestinian Authority Paid $1B to Terrorists

 

Israeli forces injure 11 Palestinians during hunger strike solidarity march

 

FIFA Delays Decision on Anti-Israel Resolution

 

Russia voices support for Trump's peace efforts (Russian President Vladimir Putin says Russia will give its "full support" for Trump's efforts to restart Israel-PA negotiations.)

 

Israel Innovation Authority Running First Smart Manufacturing Road Show In Southern China

 

HRW: FIFA decides to continue 'sponsoring games on stolen (Palestinian) land'

 

Arab MK Hunger Strikes in Solidarity with PA Terrorists

 

Organization of Islamic Cooperation office in Gaza closes after 'political pressure' by PA

 

Palestinian university names class after jihad mass murderer Dalal Mughrabi

 

Palestinians Use Deception for Greater Acceptance

 

Israeli Justice Minister Calls for U.S. Help to Stop Palestinian Payments to Terrorists

 

JORDAN

 

Former Jordanian Minister And Diplomat: The Superpowers Use Muslim Countries As An Arena To Test Their Weapons

 

Large International Military Exercise In Jordan

 

LOBBYISTS

 

Saudi paid for US lobbying against terror lawsuit law

 

MARIJUANA

 

California AG defends state's marijuana laws

 

MARRIAGE

 

Overpopulation? No. Delaying Marriage and Parenthood is Resulting in Too Few People

 

MEDIA 

 

'Morning Joe': Not Just Trump That's Mentally Unfit -- It's HIS ENTIRE STAFF TOO

 

Former Congressman Says Trump Controversies Are ‘Bringing Journalism Back’

 

Fox's 'Gang of Five': Blind to Black Mob Violence.

 

Mark Levin on Comey: Trump did what Obama couldn't

 

Fox's bill for Roger Ailes settlements is now $45M

 

From Anderson Cooper's eye roll to Chuck Todd's 'Wow': The media react to Comey firing

 

Disgusting! Hack Anderson Cooper Rolls His Eyes During Kellyanne Conway Interview (Video)

 

MEXICO

 

Mexico: Video appears to show soldier shooting detained man in the head  

 

As Mexico combats fears about rising crime, a soldier is caught on tape carrying out an execution

 

MICROSOFT

 

Microsoft shows off watch that quiets Parkinson's tremors

 

MIDDLE EAST

 

Saudi official: Partnership with US resilient, more intelligence sharing on Yemen desired

 

Yemen’s Hadi discusses resumption of peace talks with UN envoy

 

Closer US-Saudi defense ties more crucial than ever

 

Almost 10,000 Yazidis killed or kidnapped in Isis genocide

 

Justin Welby: Trump's Middle East visit 'could be decisive'

 

 

MILITARY

 

US Army Needs More Troops to Confront Global Threats

 

U.S. Military to Move ‘Very Quickly’ in Arming Syrian Kurds Despite Turkish Opposition

 

Navy, Marine Corps hornet fighter pilots raise alarm over safety issues

 

Exclusive: Trump Has ‘Less Kinetic’ Option in Afghanistan

 

Mattis affirms US commitment to NATO ally Turkey   (Secretary of Defense James Mattis)

 

Mourning a soldier whose death could mark a new stage in America’s longest war

 

Transgender cadets will graduate but not serve

 

Marines: Sharing nude photos can lead to involuntary separation

 

Inside Afghanistan: Are more US troops what Afghans want?

 

North Korea’s ICBMs have ‘important shortfalls,’ Pentagon says

 

Okinawa tourism officials want waterfall off-limits to US military after death

 

VA hearing postponed amid fallout from FBI director firing

 

The hateful note that was left on a retired Navy officer's car after he parked in a 'veterans spot' at grocery store 

 

 

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY

 

US Intel Chief: Situation in Afghanistan Will 'Almost Certainly Deteriorate'  (Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats)

 

Russia 'full-scope cyber actor' which will remain 'major threat' to US - intel director

 

NATIONAL PARKS SERVICE

 

Glacier National Park is losing its glaciers

 

NUTRITION

 

Gluten-free diet carries increased obesity risk, warn experts  

 

Trendy vegan diets can wreck a child's health: Nutritionists warn that lack of nutrients can cause 'irreversible damage' to their nervous system

 

PACIFIC

 

Trump's path to rebuilding the US-Pacific alliance

 

PAKISTAN

 

'Pak army, ISI pushing Sindh towards civil war'

 

Kashmir: Civilians killed as India, Pakistan trade fire

 

Pakistan's BAT, accused of mutilating Indian soldiers, aided 3 infiltration attempts in last 5 days

 

Islamabad to review India position on Kulbhushan Jadhav

 

Pakistan says Sharif-Jindal meeting last month was part of back-channel diplomacy

 

Standoff between military and civilian govt came to an end

 

Teenager killed in IHK

 

PHILIPPINES

 

 Philippines moves troops, supplies to disputed S. China Sea island claimed by Beijing

 

POLLS

 

57% Say Nuclear War Likely This Century

 

 

PORNOGRAPHY

 

Radio station PSA: How not to get busted for child porn

 

 

PRODUCT SAFETY

 

Mom finds gross ‘squid-like’ horror in her coconut water

 

RADIO

 

Radio station under investigation for child porn PSA

 

Michael Savage: How to save Trump presidency

 

Limbaugh: Democrats 'ripe for being smoked for generations!'

 

RELIGION IN AMERICA

 

BDS Occupies the National Cathedral

 

RUSSIA

 

Putin's New Executive Order Cracks Down on Internet Media and Online Anonymity   (Russian President Vladimir V Putin)

 

Lavrov in Washington: Can America and Russia Work Together?  (Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov)

 

House Torched As 'Acts Of Vandalism' Target Jehovah's Witnesses In Russia

 

Russia blames U.S. for "atmosphere of Cold War"

 

Talk of U.S.-Russia Thaw Premature, Says Kremlin Spokesman

 

Chechnya gay rights activists detained protesting alleged torture of homosexual men

 

Russian 'Pokemon Go' Blogger Convicted, Handed Suspended Sentence

 

Russian engineers develop new surveillance, missile defense airships

 

Russia to replace Ambassador to US Kislyak with anti-Western hard-liner

 

FSB detains another suspected accomplice in St. Petersburg metro blast

 

Putin Addresses Comey Firing While Wearing Hockey Gear: ‘We Have Nothing to Do With That’  (Russian President Vladimir V Putin /FBI Director James Comey)

 

Russian diplomat reproaches US media for heavy bias during Lavrov’s visit to US

 

Vladimir Putin keeps scoring goals

 

SCIENCE

  

Scientists crack open the Crab Nebula in gorgeous new photo

 

Tuskegee syphilis study descendants still seek healing

 

SECOND AMENDMENT

 

Gun Groups React Positively to New Trump Judicial Nominations

 

 

SENATE

 

Feds Not Investigating Trump, Senator Hints  (US Senator of Iowa Charles Grassley (R)

 

Feinstein Bill Attempts to Shield Farmworkers from Deportation (US Senator of California Dianne Feinstein (D)

 

Sen. Paul: Some Media Wrong Because Trump ‘Was Wiretapped,’ ‘Of Course, He Was’  (US Senator of Kentucky Rand Paul (R)

 

Sen. Paul: ‘Not One Iota of Evidence’ of Russia-Trump ‘Collusion’ – Built on a ‘Huge Myth’

 

Bernie Sanders in Jan. 2017: Comey Should be Fired… Bernie Sanders in May 2017: Trump’s Firing of Comey a Threat to Rule of Law  (US Senator of Vermont Bernie Sanders (I-Socialist)

 

Comey’s Firing and the Delicate Sensibilities of Senator Schumer   (Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-New York)

 

Democrats call for special prosecutor in Russia probe

 

Oh good: McCain, Graham and Collins save Obama’s insane methane regulation (US Senator of Arizona John McCain (R)/ US Senator of South Carolina Lindsey O Graham (R)/ US Senator of Maine Susan M Collins (R)

 

The Pocahontas “insult”: Why Trump should keep using it  (US Senator of Massachusetts Elizabeth Warren (D)

 

Washington Post Gives Kamala Harris Four Pinocchios for False Claim on GOP Health Care Bill  (US Senator of California Kamala Harris (D)

 

Cory Booker: ‘Paul Revere Moment’ Is Underway — ‘The Russians Are Coming’  (US Senator of New Jersey Cory Booker (D)

 

What You Need To Know About Budget Reconciliation In The Senate

 

Stolen Valor Senator Pushes Impeachment Over Comey Firing  (Former US Senator of Connecticut Richard Blumenthal (D)

 

Sen. Angus King: Comey Should Consult for Senate Intelligence Committee (US Senator of Maine Angus S King Jr  (I)

 

Schumer: Trump Should Have Fired Comey As Soon As He Took Office   (Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-New York)

 

Democrats slam brakes on Washington business after Comey’s firing, suggest impeachment

 

Senate Intelligence Committee subpoenas Michael Flynn

 

Senate GOP’s health reform already stymied by stupid

 

Senate blocks move to overturn Obama-era drilling rule

 

Comey invited to testify before Senate committee

 

Maine governor won't run for Angus King's Senate seat in 2018  (US Senator of Maine Angus S King Jr.  (I)

 

3 G.O.P. Votes Help Obama-Era Climate Rule Survive

 

Mitch McConnell may be making the most important mistake of his career  (Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Kentucky)

 

Democrats prepare for war over Russia special prosecutor

 

Chuck Schumer turns up the heat on Trump with fresh demand for a special prosecutor (Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-New York)

 

Sanders: Trump is ‘impeding’ Russia probe (US Senator of Vermont Bernie Sanders (I-Socialist)

 

Treason? Jon Meacham and Sen. Richard Blumenthal Go There on Morning Joe  (Former US Senator of Connecticut Richard Blumenthal (D)

 

Republican senators won't back Trump's trade nominee Robert Lighthizer

 

Wyden puts 'hold' on nominee in push for Trump-Russia financial details  (US Senator of Oregon Ron Wyden (D)

 

SOCIAL MEDIA

 

Fox News alert generates confusion on social media

 

Twitter, Shadowbanning, and Conservatives

 

 

SOCIAL JUSTICE

 

The trouble with police, and Black Lives Matter

 

 

SOUTH AMERICA

 

Brazil's ex-President Lula questioned over corruption

 

SOUTH KOREA 

 

Moon to Move Presidential Office Out of Cheong Wa Dae  (President Moon Jae-in)

 

[Exclusive] Seoul seeks inter-Korean talks at PyeongChang Olympics: Moon adviser

 

Trump, Moon to Meet 'as Soon as Possible'

 

Moon Jae-in vows to mend ties with Xi, rejects sex slavery deal with Abe (Communist Chinese dictator Xi Jinping/ Japanese Prime Minister  Shinzo Abe)

 

Xi invites Moon to Beijing

 

Moon Makes Job Creation His 1st  Task

 

South Korea to Send Envoys to China to Discuss THAAD, North Korea

 

New S.Korean president talks to China, Japan leaders

 

Moon urged to develop rapport with Trump

 

80% of people expect Moon to do good job: survey

 

China's missile tests in Bohai 'aimed at THAAD'

 

First Korean president who can truly say no to US

 

N. Korea urges S. Korea to drop 'confrontational' policies under Moon's presidency

 

SPAIN

 

Satanist Attacks Catholic Church In Spain And Tries To Desecrate Holy Veil Of Veronica

 

SPORTS

 

Awesome! College Lacrosse Team Enters Field with US Flag and Trump Speech Playing (Video)

 

America’s Racist Ballpark?

 

Celtics' Thomas fined $25K for yelling at fan

 

2024 or 2028? Olympic officials sidestep tricky issue during visit to Los Angeles

 

Jeremy Lin says racist slurs were worse in college

 

Ex-USA Gymnastics CEO’s deposition in sex-abuse case delayed so he can attend Indy 500

 

Raiderettes Issued $1.25 Million Settlement from Raiders over Failed Payments

 

2 Titans accused of assault in man's lawsuit

 

17 D-I teams don't make NCAA grade, banned from postseason

 

NHL Scoreboard

 

MLB Scoreboard

 

NBA Scoreboard

 

 

STATES

 

NY cab driver fined for 'price gouging' Canada asylum seekers

 

On Law Enforcement, California Has Already Seceded

 

Python hunter wrangles massive snake in Florida Everglades

 

SUICIDES

 

Teacher kills herself amid student sex probe, family says

 

Elderly man kills self; said he killed wife with Alzheimer's

 

SYRIA

 

Islamic State Defeated at Tabqa Dam

 

Arming Syrian Kurds, Trump Expands Obama's Policy

 

Russian monitors for Syrian Golan - not Iranians

 

Patrick Cockburn: Trump's decision to arm Kurds may have major impact on Syria

 

 

TAIWAN

 

TAIEX closes at 10,001.48, ends 17-year hiatus

 

Culture Minister invites her Vatican counterpart to visit Taiwan

 

Ministry to communicate with US over espionage

 

MOE to tighten cram tutor rules

 

Nurses decry overtime violations

 

 

TAXATION

 

The Economist Who Helped Write Trump’s Tax Plan in Five Days

 

TECHNOLOGY

 

Robert Samuelson: Will Robots Fire Us All?

 

TELEVISION

 

Betsy McCaughey: Why Are TV Networks Censoring This Trump Ad?

 

TV cancellation watch: Check the status of your favorite show

 

Steve Harvey 'sent an email to his talk show staff telling them NEVER to approach him because he wanted more free time during the day'

 

 

TERRORISM

 

Imam praised as moderate by New York Times arrested for Islamic State ties

 

Deso Dogg, the rapper who cheated death, humiliated the Pentagon and seduced an FBI translator

 

 

TRANSGENDER MOVEMENT

 

How Conversion Therapy Bans Will Trap Transgender Children

 

TREASURY DEPARTMENT 

 

Senate Dems question Mnuchin on bank regulator's unusual rise (Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin)

 

 

TURKEY

 

Erdogan Is Playing for Keeps in Northern Syria  (Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan)

 

Turkey tests its first national missile in Black Sea

 

US Reaffirms Commitment to Protect Turkey

 

Fast food restaurant employee throws boiled water on seven-year-old boy in Istanbul

 

Trump to meet with Turkey’s Erdogan   (Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan)

 

US committed to protecting Turkey’s security: US defense secretary to Turkish PM

 

Gülenist prosecutor informed about bomb attack, didn’t take action: Report

 

Turkey slams Germany for granting asylum to Gülen-linked former military personnel

 

Turkish, Indonesian battle tank unveiled in Istanbul

 

Trump to host President Erdoğan at White House on May 16

 

Two Turkish soldiers killed in clash with PKK in Turkey’s east

 

Turkey needs to sort out price issues with Russia on S-400 missiles, defense minister says

 

Turkey’s current account deficit shrinks in March

 

Condition of hunger striking Turkish educators ‘deteriorating,’ CHP MPs launch own strike in support

 

Turkey warned Wikipedia over content, demands it opens office: Minister

 

Russian air defense missile found during anti-PKK operations in Turkey’s southeast

 

 

UBER

 

Uber Deemed Transport Service by EU Top Court Adviser

 

 

UNITED KINGDOM (BRITAIN)

 

FTSE 100 ends with a whimper after Bank of England trims growth outlook

 

Saudi Arabia is just ‘defending itself’ when it bombs Yemen, claims UK defense secretary

 

Market turmoil over Brexit raising inflation rates, Bank of England says

 

General election 2017: Labour manifesto draft leaked

 

Even Wales looks ready to choose Theresa May over Labor Party in British snap election  (British Prime Minister Theresa May)

 

North Sea oil revenue turns negative for the first time  (Scotland’s geographical share of North Sea oil revenues was negative for the first calendar year on record in 2016, Scottish Government figures show.)

 

Cold-calling firm hit with record fine

 

Analysis: Why are the Greens standing so few candidates at the election? (The Green Party in Scotland has already been forced to publicly deny a pact with the SNP at the upcoming general election.)

 

Theme park to stay shut after death

 

Trainee teachers graduate ‘without skills to teach P7 maths’

 

 'Flat summer' predicted in housing market

 

Tories 'will keep hitting Nato spending target' says Theresa May

 

England fans banned over Germany friendly

 

Chester Zoo duped into handing over £1.2m to fraudsters in email scam

 

Growing cost of 'obesity' ambulances

 

Fears Britain faces stroke epidemic fuelled by bulging waistlines 

 

Help for vulnerable children 'at risk'

 

London: Driver jailed for three years for ramming cyclist

 

Three women charged with terror offences

 

'Smart drugs:' Universities must do more over use prompted by exam stress

 

Poorest 'at greater risk' from alcohol

 

Minimum wage: Dramatic rises will put low-paid jobs at risk, says IFS  

 

UNITED NATIONS

 

Guterres Seeks $900 Million for Somalia  (United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres)

 

UN: Syria fighting has decreased but aid remains stalled

 

 

UNITED STATES

 

Boy, 4, shot self dead while family slept: Relatives

 

New Orleans removes 2nd  Confederate-era monument

 

Girl, 12, runs over and kills younger brother, cops say

 

13 firefighters, court officers hurt in NYC courthouse fire

 

 

 

US AGENCY FOR INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT (US AID)

 

Trump nominates former ambassador to head USAID

 

VATICAN

 

A poster of Pope Francis kissing a devil-like Trump appears in Rome less than two weeks before they meet

 

VENEZUELA 

 

Baby deaths soar amid crisis in Venezuela

 

Death toll in Venezuela unrest nears 40, protesters hurl feces

 

Cases of malaria surge and infant mortality spikes in Venezuela

 

Venezuela, socialism and the dawn of the ‘excrement’ wars

 

 

WHITE HOUSE

 

Daily Presidential Tracking Poll

 

Trump admits White House is too combative

 

Trump tweets video of Democrats demanding Comey’s ouster

 

Trump to sign executive order creating voter fraud commission

 

The White House's explanation for the firing of James Comey is totally unraveling

 

Trump holds auditions while Spicer’s away (White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer)

 

White House Sources: Trump Looks to Replace Spicer as Purge of Establishment Advisers Begins

 

Trump Outsmarts the Media, Again

 

Trump: I may release my taxes when I'm out of office

 

Poll: What words come to mind when voters think of Trump?

 

Corporate Influence in White House Equals Profit, Study Shows

 

White House claims "near uprising" at FBI led to Comey firing

 

Trump ignores status quo apologists to engage Russia

 

Trump to sign voter fraud executive order

 

Can Trump Successfully Remodel the GOP?


Investigation: Mechanics Contaminated Trump’s Air Force One Plane, Causing $4 Million in Damage and Threat of Fire 

 

Buchanan on ‘Nixon’s White House Wars,’ Trump’s Critics: Dems Seek to ‘Overthrow a President They Could Not Defeat in a Democratic Contest’

 

'They Tricked Us': WH 'Furious' After Russian Media Releases Oval Office Photo

 

Trump Now Says He Had Already Decided to Fire Comey Before Rosenstein's Suggestion

 

Watch: Trump Destroys White House Excuses For Comey Firing, Says 'Showboat' Comey Had To Go

 

WH: Nothing wrong with Trump asking Comey if he’s under investigation

 

‘Trump’s only ideology is ‘me’, deeply authoritarian & very dangerous’ – Noam Chomsky

 

Pence: ‘Radical Islamic Terrorists' Are 'the Embodiment of Evil in Our Times'  (Vice-President Mike Pence)

 

Here’s how the Russians might have snuck a recording device into the Oval Office

 

About Trump’s First 100 Days: An Ungentlemanly ‘B’

 

Donald Trump losing ground among base, new poll finds

 

White House says Trump wanted to fire Comey from first day in office

 

Democrats Desperate To Turn Trump Into Nixon 

 

WH: Trump did not prompt DOJ review of Comey

 

Sense of Crisis Deepens as Trump Defends His Action (Mr Trump shrugged off accusations of Presidential interference, calling critics hypocrites even as at least a half-dozen Republicans expressed dismay with his decision to fire FBI Director James Comey.)

 

Trump calls new South Korea president, pledges they will work together

 

The Two Big Reasons Why President Trump Still Holds Rallies

 

5 Ways Politics and Legal Matters Mixed Under Trump

 

White House says no need for special prosecutor after Comey firing (FBI Director James Comey)

 

Sean Spicer under fire during crucial week for Trump  (White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer)

 

Former top terror adviser spotted at White House hours before FBI director was fired

 

Russian Meeting Comes at Awkward Time

 

NYPD: Vandals Chop Down Four Trees at POTUS Trump’s Bronx Golf Course

 

Trump’s violations of federalism would make Obama jealous

 

Report: Trump Deliberately Kept Priebus in the Dark About Comey Firing to Prevent Leaks (White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus)

 

White House in Comey crisis: Officials repeatedly change their story on how FBI boss came to be fired - after fiasco which saw Sean Spicer hide in the BUSHES to avoid answering questions

 

Trump isn’t echoing Nixon — but Jimmy Carter

 

Trump appoints opioid commission 

 

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