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Joel P. Rutkowski, Ph.D., President



Thursday, May 11, 2017






In Today’s Issue: 




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




HIV life expectancy 'near normal' thanks to new drugs




Faith-based adoption placement protected in 5 states




Hekmatyar's Fighters Refuse To Lay Down Arms In Afghanistan 


Afghan Forces Retake Northeastern District From Taliban





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





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




Brawl breaks out as plane taxis to the gate




Stalled pipeline now a matter of urgency for Turkmenistan




Taking ADHD meds may help reduce car crashes




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




Parked BMWs bursting into flames leave owners with questions



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"





Kosovo President Calls General Election For June 11





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


Hero Cub Scout saves choking mom’s life





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




Debt Crisis Forces School Closings Across Puerto Rico





CIA to focus on North Korean threat with new mission center




SNL has a lot to work with this week





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





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)





Agreement reached on stalled VA accountability bill




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





Soros-Funded Groups Behind Anti-Trump Corporate Targeting Campaign




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




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.")




Dramatic Drop of Illegal Border Crossers Since Trump Took Office




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





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




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




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




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




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




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 officials: Islamic extremists kill 10 Sinai tribesmen




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




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




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




Tax Cuts Without Spending Limits Will Not Make America Great Again





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






FCC "strike force" scrambling in war against robocalls





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





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


Fed Plan for Gradual Rate Hikes Is Starting to Look Complacent




​Common leg cramp remedy linked to deadly risk


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




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





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




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




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




Former CIA captive wants to speak at Guantanamo


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




Aetna to Completely Pull Out of ObamaCare Exchanges by 2018




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.)




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




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)



Special Ops Veteran Now Fights Scourge of Child Exploitation




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




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




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)




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




Iran’s declaration of war must not go unanswered


Analysis: The personality cult of Ruhollah Khomeini




Iraqi forces move to surround IS-held Old City




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.) 




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




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


Large International Military Exercise In Jordan




Saudi paid for US lobbying against terror lawsuit law




California AG defends state's marijuana laws




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




'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: 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 shows off watch that quiets Parkinson's tremors




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'





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 





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




Glacier National Park is losing its glaciers




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




Trump's path to rebuilding the US-Pacific alliance




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




57% Say Nuclear War Likely This Century





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





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




Radio station under investigation for child porn PSA


Michael Savage: How to save Trump presidency


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




BDS Occupies the National Cathedral




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




Scientists crack open the Crab Nebula in gorgeous new photo


Tuskegee syphilis study descendants still seek healing




Gun Groups React Positively to New Trump Judicial Nominations





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)




Fox News alert generates confusion on social media


Twitter, Shadowbanning, and Conservatives





The trouble with police, and Black Lives Matter





Brazil's ex-President Lula questioned over corruption




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




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




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





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




Teacher kills herself amid student sex probe, family says


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




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





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





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




Robert Samuelson: Will Robots Fire Us All?




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'





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





How Conversion Therapy Bans Will Trap Transgender Children




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





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 Deemed Transport Service by EU Top Court Adviser





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  




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


UN: Syria fighting has decreased but aid remains stalled





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






Trump nominates former ambassador to head USAID




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




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





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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