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Thursday, May 18, 2017

 

CELEBRATING 240  YEARS OF LIBERTY AND FREEDOM  

 

 

In Today’s Issue: 

 

ABORTION

 

Woman Defends Killing Her Baby: “I Don’t Regret My Abortion, So Don’t Expect Me to Feel Bad”

 

Pro-life protesters arrested at the last abortion clinic in Kentucky

 

Planned Parenthood Video Claims Pregnant Students Can’t Go to School and Have a Baby

 

Study: Using telemedicine to obtain abortion medication is safe

 

Sitcom “Mom” Sends Its $250,000 Emmy Award Winnings to Planned Parenthood Abortion Biz

 

Global Health Groups Could Lose Millions Under Expansion Of Trump Abortion Policy

 

Planned Parenthood Colluded With California Attorney General to Target Activists Behind Undercover Videos

 

Study: Abortion pills at home as safe as in a clinic

 

ACLU and Planned Parenthood Fighting for Teens to Get Secret Abortions Without Their Parents Knowing

 

One-Pound Baby Becomes the Smallest Infant To Survive Heart Surgery. Abortion Still Legal.

 

Abortionist Who Has Killed Thousands of Babies Beat His Wife and Put a Gun to Her Head

 

Lib Dems claim Tim Farron has 'changed his mind' on abortion as they are forced to deny they think it is wrong (United Kingdom)

 

Planned Parenthood Abortion Business Closing Three Clinics in New Mexico

 

Two States Now Planned-Parenthood Free as Abortion Business Closes More Clinics

 

Rosie O’Donnell’s Clueless Tweet Trashing President Trump Shows She Needs A Civics Class

 

University Gives $300,000 to Gender Equity and LGBTQ Centers, Denies Money to Students for Life

 

Pro-Abortion Democrat Legislator Claims Killing Babies in Abortion is Safer Than Vasectomies

 

Leader of leftist British party abandons pro-life stance: ‘I am pro-choice’

 

 

ADOPTION

 

Protection for faith-based children's homes goes to TX Senate    (A Texas bill offering legal protection for faith-based foster and adoption care agencies is on its way to the state's Senate floor for debate.)

 

AFGHANISTAN

 

ISIL claims deadly TV station attack in Jalalabad

 

AFRICA

 

Tunisia truth commission says state 'not cooperating'

 

Somalia's al-Shabab Cuts Off Hands of 2 Men Convicted by Sharia Court

 

Mali:Unmarried couple stoned to death for ‘violating Islamic law’

 

AIRLINES

 

Soldier claims United charged him $200 for military duffel

 

AMTRAK

 

Amtrak engineer surrenders to face charges in fatal crash

 

AUSTRALIA

 

ASX tumbles as Trump trade turns toxic

 

Aussie climbs on US weakness

 

Australian woman in Cambodian court in surrogacy case

 

Australians in UK to suffer under Tory immigration pledges

 

More Victorians are homeless than live in Footscray

 

Unsustainable labour challenges leave Australia's vegetable supplies to rot

 

Australian nurse sent back to jail in Cambodia

 

Australian woman 'strip-searched and jailed' in Hawaii

 

Embassy in Austria Warning Saudi Women their Burqa Is Now Illegal

 

AUTO INDUSTRY

 

Chevrolet to pull out of India, South Africa

 

 

BIG GOVERNMENT

 

Who Wins and Who Loses Under These 8 Big Government Policies

 

BORDER SECURITY

 

Border security and immigration made simple

 

CANADA

 

TSX pulls back slightly after previous day’s steep losses

 

LGBT Canada to apologise to people forced out of military and public service

 

'Suicide is not an escape': Manitoba musician uses song to assist teens with mental health struggles

 

GE workers who handled more than 3,000 toxic chemicals now paying price, new report says

 

Muslim World League, University of London host ‘Tolerance in Islam’ conference

 

Health minister orders opioid review after conflict-of-interest revelations

 

Victoria top cop resigns amid sexy tweet investigation

 

Liberals release carbon-tax plan, brace for legal battle

 

Video shows Hamilton police officer’s zip-tie arrest of journalist covering Waterdown crash

 

Canada is ready for talks with U.S. about updating NAFTA, Freeland says

 

Alberta's Wildrose, PCs have agreed to merge, sources say

 

On trade, Trump bellows but Canada keeps it cool: Tim Harper

 

Ontario’s new workplace laws will be ‘profoundly negative’ for an economy already lacking competitiveness

 

How the 1% pushed so many Americans onto the disability dole (and why it didn’t happen in Canada)

 

Senator apologizes for using 'N-word' during committee discussion on language

 

York school board to apologize to parent after human rights complaints

 

Bombardier and Boeing clash in trade dispute over CSeries

 

Wild Conservatives? Some better names for Alberta’s new United Conservative Party 

 

CARIBBEAN

 

Puerto Rico Reforms Will Fail Without Proper Incentives

 

CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY (CIA)

 

CIA Director Met High-Level North Korean Defector   (Director of the Central Intelligence Agency Mike Pompeo)

 

COMEDY

 

Stephen Colbert mocks Donald Trump to CBS ad buyers

 

Jimmy Fallon Was on Top of the World, Before Trump

 

COMMUNIST CHINA 

 

China Sees Trade Summit Raising Global Status, Others See Missed Opportunities

 

China Is Reluctant to Blame North Korea, Its Ally, for Cyberattack

 

China's Demographic Time Bomb Continues to Tick

 

China plays the North Korea nuclear card

 

China 'set to ban dog meat' at notorious Yulin festival

 

 

COMMUNIST NORTH KOREA

 

US conducts drill aimed at destroying N. Korean weapons of mass destruction – media

 

Kim's Bombs (Communist North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un)

 

CONGRESS

 

It’s a Coup!  (Not a day goes by without an accusation by Democrats in search of a crime.)

 

The Farm Bill Comes Due

 

Democrats cheer selection of Mueller to lead Trump-Russia probe

 

Congress' Broken Promesa For Puerto Rico

 

Something Democrats and Republicans finally agree on: Mueller is right pick for special counsel

 

A special counsel is essential. But Congress isn’t off the hook.

 

Congress steps up its investigations into Comey firing, but Republicans urge restraint

 

Intel panels: House, Senate Russia probes to proceed

 

Let’s Get Soft on Crime (It will be up to Congress to reform the draconian law that Attorney General Sessions intends to enforce.)

 

Republicans reserving judgment on Trump until Comey testimony

 

COURTS

 

BuzzFeed sues for records on Trump-Obama tapping tweets

 

Oklahoma officer found not guilty of shooting Terence Crutcher

 

Texas judge on unpaid leave pending citizenship

 

Man headed to jail for murder over Hot Pockets: ‘I just snapped’

 

Alex Jones settles Chobani lawsuit and retracts comments about refugees in Twin Falls, Idaho

 

CRIME IN AMERICA

 

U.S. Navy veteran in custody after car plows into Times Square crowd killing 1

 

Times Square car incident: 13 people injured

 

Car jumps curb, hits pedestrians in Times Square

 

1 dead, 13 injured in car crash in Times Square

 

Car slams into pedestrians in New York's Times Square, killing 1

 

Father of slain Texas teen Jordan Edwards: "You killed an innocent kid that loved life"

 

Family 'desperately hoping' for safe return of missing Duke University student

 

'Senile' Vietnam veteran, 80, shoots his wife, 60, then kills himself in murder suicide at their $3million home because he thought she was having an affair

 

Dad arrested at Disney World for being a drunk mess

 

Mom dressed daughter as ‘Frozen’ decoy in stroller swipe

 

Elite boarding school's IT director and his 16-year-old son 'tried to set off a military-style smoke bomb inside the cafeteria to incite terror after the father's contract wasn't renewed'

 

Turkish thugs must pay for assault on DC protest

 

Las Vegas police say unapproved martial arts chokehold was used in deadly chase

 

Police hunt for Indiana man, 34, accused of impregnating his girlfriend's 10-year-old daughter

 

 

CYBER ATTACK

 

New Adylkuzz cyberattack targeted at mining virtual currency in infected computers

 

DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL COMMITTEE (DNC)

 

Pro-abortion lesbian to lead US Democratic Party’s formal governing body

 

DNC Not Satisfied With Mueller, Demands Independent Commission on Trump and Russia

 

DEMOCRATS (MARXISTS)

 

De Blasio: 'No indication' Times Square incident was terrorism  (Mayor of New York City Bill de Blasio)

 

So When Exactly Did Bill Ayers and Barack Obama Meet?

 

America's Betrayal by the Democratic Party

 

California’s Communist Hiring Hall  (Bay Area Democrat seeks a safe space for Stalinists.)

 

This is what Obama told his friend about Donald Trump

 

25 'impeachable' Obama scandals far more serious than Comey firing

 

 

 DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

 

DeVos expected to unveil school choice plans Monday  (Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos)

 

DEPARTMENT HOMELAND SECURITY

 

Laptops and tablets WILL NOT be banned on flights from Europe to the U.S. after recent rules prohibiting them on 50 flights from the Middle East and North Africa

 

DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

 

Rosenstein knew Comey would be fired before writing memo, Dem senators say   (Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein)

 

Rosenstein to face full Senate in closed-door briefing on Russia, Comey firing (Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein)

 

Mueller, Comey have had long, close relationship (FBI Director James Comey)

 

Message to AG Sessions: Quit Playing Nice, the Future of the Republic Is at Stake  (US Attorney General Jeff Sessions)

 

7 things to know about Robert Mueller, new special counsel for Russia investigation

 

Rod Rosenstein saves the Republican Party from itself  (Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein)

 

Opinion: Naming Mueller as special prosecutor isn't enough — because Trump can get rid of him

 

With Mueller as the special prosecutor, the White House has every reason to panic

 

The Special Counsel America Needs

 

Editorial: Better late than never in appointing Mueller to investigate Trump. Now it's Congress' turn to step up

 

ECONOMY

 

Stocks close higher as tech, economic data power rebound

 

Wall Street rebounds after steepest selloff in months

 

U.S. Stocks, Dollar Rebound; Brazil Shares Plunge: Markets Wrap

 

Man who called Dow 20,000 says stock market could see 1,000-point surge if Trump resigns

 

Asia Stocks Slump After U.S Selloff on Trump Woes: Markets Wrap

 

Asia drops as White House turmoil hits risk sentiment, dollar bruised

 

U.S. dollar rebounds after hawkish Fed comments, data

 

Cisco revenue forecast disappoints; says to cut 1,100 more jobs

 

Gold snaps 6-session win streak as stocks rebound

 

Message For @realDonaldTrump: It's Still The Economy, Stupid

 

FBN’s Charles Payne: Trump Economy is Smoking and “Nobody Will Talk About It” (Video)

 

Turmoil over recent Trump controversies triggers the Dow’s biggest loss since September

 

Strong economic outlook may help cushion Trump through Washington turmoil

 

EDUCATION

 

Union Activists Plan to Crash Yale Graduation

 

Yale dean keeps job after superficial apology for online disparagement of ‘white trash’

 

"Choking game" claims life of N.J. student

 

Embrace Gospel's 'foolishness,' MBTS grads exhorted

 

Female Student Who Initiated Title IX Witch Hunt Against Laura Kipnis Is Now Suing Her

 

Live to 'give glory to God,' Kelley tells NOBTS grads

 

California Professor Banned Republican Club From Public Events

 

Desperate Parents Pull Children Out of School Over Fears of MS-13 Gang

 

A Veteran’s Ground War With Stanford (An undergraduate who served in the Navy tirelessly challenges the university’s financial aid policies -- and helps bring about changes.)

 

Trump’s first full education budget: Deep cuts to public school programs in pursuit of school choice

 

‘What Are the Arts and Sciences?’  (A professor discusses how he turned to his colleagues for help answering the question -- and turned the results into a book.)

 

Catholic collegiate contraception complicity

 

‘Glacial Progress’ on Digital Accessibility  (Data from 700,000 classes show digital course materials have gotten only slightly more accessible to students with disabilities over the last five years.)

 

Adults brawl at high school graduation ceremony

 

Who Wants a Neurotic Professor?  (Study examines traits British students like -- and don’t like -- in instructors.)

 

This teacher is the poster child for saying no to drugs

 

One L.A. campus, divided between traditional school and charters, may offer window into future

 

ELECTION 2016

 

Report: Trump campaign had at least 18 undisclosed contacts with Russians during 2016 race

 

How Russians helped Trump win the election is never explained

 

ENERGY

 

Oil notches second straight gain as focus shifts to OPEC meeting

 

Energy Prices

 

ENVIRONMENT

 

Israel Could Solve Flint’s Water Problems

 

EUROPEAN UNION

 

European stocks end in the red as doubts grow about Trump agenda

 

EU hits Facebook with $122 million fine

 

Austrian Town REFUSES to Accept More Refugees After Migrants Gang Rape 15-Year-Old Girl

 

Netherlands Dutch king admits he held part-time job as airline pilot

 

 Can Austrian minister copy French election success?

 

FAMILY

 

Women in 30s now having more babies than younger moms in US

 

FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION (FBI) 

 

Lieberman emerges as front-runner for FBI Director

 

Breaking: Comey Caught Committing Perjury to Congress? (Former FBI Director James Comey's May 3 Senate testimony contradicts reported February memo.)

 

The FBI Must Investigate The Sophisticated Intelligence Operation To Destroy President Trump

 

Comey memo belies claims of high FBI morale (Former FBI Director James Comey)

 

The public needs to see all Jim Comey's memos

 

G.O.P. Pivot Turns Comey Into Capitol’s Most-Wanted

 

Comey’s actions don’t show any Trump ‘obstruction’

 

James Comey learned his J. Edgar Hoover lessons well

 

 

FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION (FCC)

 

Net Neutrality Supporters Want to ‘Ban Drudge’

 

FCC Votes to Begin Reversing Net Neutrality Rules

 

Net neutrality rally infiltrated by 'ban' Drudge and Breitbart protesters 

 

FEMINISM

 

Feminism Drives People to Deny Basic Facts

 

FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION (FDA)

 

Tests for lead poisoning may be faulty, US regulators warn

 

FRANCE

 

French President Talks to Putin, Faces Media Troubles (Russian President Vladimir V Putin)

 

Emmanuel Macron Is About to Face Five Years of Crazy Rothschild Conspiracy Theories

 

Did France have a secret crisis plan in case Le Pen won the election?

 

Teacher's Pet  (If there's anything wrong with France, it's that the men are too macho.)

 

Privatization of famous French beach causes uproar

 

‘Radical centrism’ of France’s new leader looks a lot like conservatism

 

Macron's party stretches lead in polls as new French government meets for first time

 

 

GERMANY

 

Germany: Calling Conservative AfD Leader a “Nazi Slut” Is Allowed – Criticizing Third World Migrants Gets You Jail Time

 

Vast majority of Germans never want to give up cash, poll shows

 

Examining why right-wing extremism plagues east Germany

 

GLOBAL WARMING

 

U.N.'s Global Warming Fraudsters Are More Interested In Climate Cash Than Climate Change

 

GOOGLE


Google Thinks Beyond Ads at Annual Developer Conference

 

HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

 

 Low-income patients report better care under Obamacare

 

HEALTH CARE

 

Popular weight-loss surgery linked to alcohol problems

 

Mom posts warning after girl chokes on fidget spinner

 

HPV vaccine may cut cancer risk in men, too

 

Six months pregnant woman is handed a notice of trespass at Atlanta hospital while visiting her uncle because she used the BATHROOM

 

Blacks' high blood pressure linked to where they live

 

Swallowable gastric balloon could help the obese lose weight without surgery

 

HOMOSEXUALITY

 

LGBTQs target top psychiatrist for debunking gender myths

 

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

 

Ryan: Tax reform is happening in 2017 (Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-Wisconsin)

 

Chaffetz asks whether Comey memos 'actually there'  (US Representative of Utah Jason Chaffetz (R)

 

Report: Jason Chaffetz to Step Down Before End of His Congressional Term

 

Maxine Waters asks if Trump can be impeached by polling alone  (US Representative of California Maxine Waters (D)

 

Pelosi’s Claim Seven Million Vets Could Lose Health Care ‘Mostly False’  (House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-California)

 

Vulnerable House Republicans losing patience with Trump

 

Study: House ObamaCare bill cuts $43B in Medicaid funds for children

 

House Majority Leader McCarthy told colleagues in 2016: ‘I think Putin pays’ Trump (House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-California)

 

House committee moves bill to prohibit smoking at VA facilities

 

Rep. Jason Chaffetz: 'Where is the actual crime that they think they need a special prosecutor to prosecute?'  (US Representative of Utah Jason Chaffetz (R)

 

Pelosi wants independent commission on Russia despite special counsel appointment  (House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-California)

 

Ryan: ‘I welcome’ Mueller to Russia probe (Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-Wisconsin)

 

Rohrabacher: McCarthy was joking about Russia, but should be 'very careful' with humor    (US Representative of California Dana Rohrabacher (R)

 

IMMIGRATION AND CUSTOMS ENFORCEMENT (ICE)

 

Immigration Arrests Jump Nearly 40% Under Trump

 

Immigration Arrests Rise 38% as Trump’s Mandate Is Realized

 

INDIA

 

General Motors To Stop Selling Cars In India By End Of 2017, But Not Pulling Out

 

Pune doctors conduct first womb transplant

 

India scores diplomatic coup as ICJ stays Jadhav's execution

 

Cars, durables to face 28% GST, luxury vehicles to  

 

India, Singapore's joint drill in South China Sea

 

Kashmir: 18 injured in grenade attack, student agitation as violence rages on

 

Defence Minister in Kashmir, reviews security situation

 

Two dead, several missing as bridge collapses in Goa

 

Cyclonic storm in Arunachal Pradesh: 1 killed, 100 homeless

 

INTELLIGENCE COMMUNITY

 

The president vs. the intelligence community

 

INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICES (IRS)

 

The Tax Reform No One Talks About

 

INTERNET 

 

Weaponizing the internet for terrorism

 

IRAN

 

Rouhani attacks Khamenei: Iran will choose between deception and honesty  (Iranian President Hassan Rouhani)

 

Rouhani is favourite in Iran's presidential election

 

Good news for Rouhani as US sticks with nuclear deal

 

Analysis: Iran's Younger Generation Positioned To Restore Political Roar

 

Iran’s Khamenei rallies voters to bolster regime against ‘enemies’

 

The Iran Election Farce

 

IRAQ

 

US floats idea of NATO taking over training of Iraq troops

 

UN Says 200,000 More People Could Flee Mosul Fighting

 

 

ISRAEL

 

Israeli-“Palestinian” Arab Conflict Briefing     (Thursday, May 18, 2017)

 

PM meets with Trump envoys to fine-tune presidential visit (Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu)

 

Israeli settler who killed Palestinian in Nablus not being investigated as criminal suspect

 

Half of Israel to be Arab, ultra-Orthodox by 2059 – projections

 

'After lynch attempt, shut down Hawara to Arab traffic'

 

NY court drops suit against Facebook over Palestinian incitement

 

Thousands march in funeral of Palestinian slain by Israeli settler

 

Palestinians taking Trump peace efforts seriously — minister

 

ZOA: Trump administration's new aide is pro-Hamas

 

US officials said to slam Bennett for pressure over embassy move  (Israeli Education Minister and chairman of the Bayit Yehudi (Jewish Home) party Naftali Bennett)

 

Israeli settler kills Palestinian after opening fire on solidarity march in Nablus

 

Navy looks to upgrade sub standard with surprise undersea war drill

 

Clashes at Qalandiya checkpoint as protesters express outrage over slain Palestinian

 

Hamas holds quick-fire trial for suspects in terror chief assassination

 

After Six Day War, cabinet debated West Bank’s (Judea and Samaria)  future – and Charles De Gaulle’s nose 

 

US source: Trump will ask Netanyahu to curb West Bank (Judea and Samaria) settlement activity

 

Settler fires on rioters who attack his car, kills Palestinian, injures journalist

 

Palestinians to ask Trump for economic stimulus package 

 

Post poll: President’s popularity plummeting among Israeli Jews

 

Intel Trump gave Russians came from Jordan, not Israel – report

 

Embassy decision coming 'after Trump visit,' US official says

 

UN envoy calls for urgent end to Palestinian prisoner strike

 

Israelis send medicine and other medical aid to Syrian children

 

In ‘signal to Trump,’ Herzog says Israel must retain Ma’ale Adumim (Labor Party chairman Isaac Herzog)

 

Special Report: PA schools named after terrorists and Nazi collaborators

 

Israel Looks For More Ties With Gulf States

 

Girl's poem repeats PA libel that Israel murdered Arafat  (The late former “Palestinian” Authority Chairman Yasser Arafat)

 

Calls To Hold Back On Sharing Intelligence With US

 

Palestinian killed by Jewish settler in occupied West Bank (Judea and Samaria)

 

US-Israel Tensions Ahead Of Trump Visit

 

Israeli culture minister wears Jerusalem dress at Cannes

 

Israel’s Northern Borders (Israel’s enemies know there will be a price to pay for attacking the Jewish state.)

 

Palestinians clash over video of snacking politician on hunger strike in Israeli prison

 

Five steps toward achieving Middle East peace

 

Challenge to Trump: Pray at Temple Mount

 

On Israel, Trump has moved from outsider to wimp

 

Abbas' Muslim Terrorist Who Killed 2 Americans, Wounded 4, Becomes Hebron Mayor (“Palestinian” Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas)

 

 

LATIN AMERICA

 

Recognizing the threat from Latin America

 

MARIJUANA

 

Companies need workers — but people keep getting high

 

MEDIA 

 

Roger Ailes, founder of Fox News, dead at 77

 

Lefties hop on Twitter to celebrate death of Roger Ailes

 

Levin warns of MSM's 'concerted effort' to take out Pres. Trump

 

FOX Host Janice Dean Weeps after Roger Ailes Death Is Announced: “He Called Me When I Was Diagnosed with MS” (Video)

 

Melissa Harris-Perry: MSNBC VP ‘Systematically Fired, Dismissed, and Gaslit Black Folk’

 

The High-Tech Lynching of an Uppity President  (Obama set guidelines for Comey’s Clinton investigation — and the media didn’t care.)

 

Every Time I Try To Be Mad At Trump,  The Media Pull Me Back (The fake news industry goes into overdrive.)

 

The Anonymous Sources of Washington Post and CNN Fake News

 

‘They’ve forgotten who got them here’: Conservative media upset with Trump

 

When the press plays 'gotcha,' nobody wins

 

L. Brent Bozell: Democracy Dies In Anonymous Sourcing

 

A conspiratorial tale of murder, with Fox News at the center

 

Expiring contracts could bring big changes to MSNBC

 

The media might have revealed more intel than Trump

 

MEDICAID

 

GOP Health Plan Cuts Coverage for Poor Kids in Florida

 

Medicaid recipients say they need health care to work

 

MIDDLE EAST

 

Trump wants NATO-like force for the Middle East

 

Saudi Arabia working to dazzle Trump in visit

 

Saudi: Summit with US to open ‘new page’ with Muslim world

 

Trump to urge Muslim leaders to fight extremism during Mideast trip

 

Trump’s spiritual tour set to begin with Saudi desert tryst

 

Saudi Arabia launches national defense company

 

Country Singer Toby Keith to Perform for All-Male Audience in Saudi Arabia During Trump Trip

 

Saudi Arabia Experiments with Reform Amid Economic Downturn

 

Saudi Writers To Trump In Advance Of Riyadh Visit: We Expect Agreements On Establishment Of A Palestinian State And On Fighting The Iranian Threat – Not Just A Courtesy Call

 

GCC foreign ministers discuss preparations for upcoming summit with US president in Riyadh

 

Saudi invites Sudan leader to Trump summit

 

Trump to announce one of the largest arms deals in history with Saudi Arabia

 

MILITARY

 

Was Trump’s NSC aide sidelined for being too hardline?

 

Extortion 17: Biden, Panetta Leaks Doomed SEAL Team 6

 

American military suffering from myopia in Asia?

 

Thousands Discharged for Misconduct Had PTSD

 

U.S. Military Warns ‘Space Is Now a Warfighting Domain’

 

Army, Marine Corps look to lighten load for combat troops

 

Lessons from the Battle of Midway

 

Experts: Pentagon must look for more powerful rifles and ammo to replace the M4

 

Revamping America's nuclear posture

 

James Dobson: Want your daughters forced into combat?

 

MYANMAR

 

Drug trade obscures Myanmar’s Rakhine state violence

 

NATIONAL SECURITY AGENCY

 

US government moves to weaken NSA secret-keeping

 

NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISER

 

Flynn told Trump he was under investigation before coming to White House (White House National Security Adviser General Michael T Flynn)

 

Report: Flynn blocked military move Turkey opposed

 

 

NORTH ATLANTIC TREATY ORGANIZATION (NATO)

 

NATO chief rules out combat role against Islamic State

 

NUTRITION

 

Coca-Cola has been quietly cutting the sugar in Sprite, Fanta and Dr Pepper by up to 30 percent and replacing it with sweeteners

 

Drinking just ONE glass of water a day instead of beer or fizzy drinks slashes the risk of obesity by 20%

 

PAKISTAN

 

Why Pakistan wants the US to lose in Afghanistan

 

Pakistan at crossroads in terror fight, must decide: Army chief

 

Pakistani staffers at Kabul detained by NDS

 

UN court orders Pakistan not to execute convicted Indian spy

 

Federal govt is abusing cybercrime law: Imran Khan

 

Four terrorists hanged

 

Pakistan is highly attractive destination for investment: Nawaz Sharif  (Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif)

 

PHARMACEUTICAL INDUSTRY

 

Blue Cross Blows Big Pharma’s Cover

 

PHILIPPINES

 

Jihadists in Philippines staging comeback as US military presence shrinks, expert says

 

POLITICAL ACTION COMMITTEES

 

Clinton PAC aims to boost left-wing, anti-Trump groups – will she still have clout?

 

Mike Pence unveils new political action committee   (Vice-President Mike Pence)

 

Hillary's new ploy: a PAC of the living dead

 

POLITICS

 

Turning political disagreement into a disease

 

PRESCRIPTION DRUGS

 

Rising insulin prices have diabetics crying foul

 

PRISONS

 

Prison videos give inside look at Dylann Roof’s troubled mind

 

RUSSIA

 

Russia: Is Putin 'laughing' at the US over Moscow controversies?  (Russian President Vladimir V Putin)

 

Putin Offers "Transcript" to Prove Trump Did Not Reveal Classified Intel

 

Chechnya's ‘First Transgender Woman’ Comes Forward

 

Russian FM Mocks US Media over Intelligence-sharing Reports  (Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov)

 

European Parliament Demands 'Credible Investigation' Into Abuse Of Gay Men In Chechnya

 

For Russia, Oil Pact Extension Falls Short of a Home Run  (Russia wants to extend oil production restrictions to drive up prices. In reality, it has few other choices.)

 

Russian Court Hands Out First Sentence Following March 26 Unsanctioned Protest

 

Moscow Students Demand Official's Resignation After Homophobic Slurs

 

In the Name of God: Atheists in Russia Under Fire (Op-ed)

 

Russian Senator Kosachev: Liberal-Globalization Is A Major Threat To The Modern World

 

Kremlin mum on prospects of Russia-US ties should Trump be impeached


A third of Russians never drink alcohol, study says

 

Putin: Advanced ballistic missile systems to beef up Russia's strategic forces

 

CNN mistakenly spots ‘Russian minarets’ on new Time cover (Photo)

 

Diplomat slams US State Department’s report on Assad regime crimes as unfounded

 

SCIENCE

 

"Fit but fat" may be a myth, study says

 

SENATE

 

The Democrats' Big Bernie Sanders Problem (US Senator of Vermont Bernard Sanders (I-Socialist)

 

Flynn's lawyers won't honor subpoena: Senate Intel chair

 

Rand Paul 'Surprised' By Sessions' Support for Harsher Sentencing, Won't Stop Fighting for Reform  (US Senator of Kentucky Rand Paul (R)

 

3 Bills Sen. Mike Lee Thinks Could Shift Power ‘Back to the People’  (US Senator of Utah Mike Lee (R)

 

Cruz: Western Wall 'part of Israel' & Jerusalem Israel's capital  (US Senator of Texas Ted Cruz (R)

 

Crackpot ELIZABETH WARREN Says US Corporate Tax Rate Not Too High (Video)  (US Senator of Massachusetts Elizabeth Warren (D)

 

McCain: Russia Cyber Acts Still Threatening the US  (US Senator of Arizona John McCain (R)

 

Republican Senators Introduce Resolution to Move U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem

 

John McCain: Impeachment talk not 'a rational approach'  (US Senator of Arizona John McCain (R)

 

Obamacare repeal gives senators a break from Trump scandals

 

SOCIAL MEDIA

 

Inside Russia’s Social Media War on America

 

SOUTH AMERICA

 

Brazil president to face corruption probe, faces calls to resign

 

Brazil's president denies report that he endorsed bribing a former lawmaker

 

SOUTH KOREA 

 

South Korea urges Pyongyang to reopen communication channels

 

New Gov't Wants Lawmakers to Ratify THAAD Deployment

 

Turmoil looms at Assembly over THAAD

 

Defense, Foreign Ministries in Quandary Over THAAD

 

1 in 10 Koreans Always Eats Alone

 

 

SPORTS

 

Baylor football team used gang rape of freshman women as ‘bonding' experience, Jane Doe alleges

 

Why Do Colleges Recruit Athletes Who Have Committed Sexual Assault?  (Indiana University recently adopted a policy that bans athletes with a history of sexual assault, raising the question why other institutions and NCAA conferences aren't doing the same.)

 

NFL launches inquiry after wife claims Brady suffered concussions

 

NFL says there is NO evidence Tom Brady suffered any concussions last season despite his wife Gisele's claims he had multiple brain injuries while playing for the Patriots

 

More women in sports television means less boring guy TV

 

Spurs fan sues Warriors player for Leonard injury

 

Yankees’ red-hot offense pounds Royals into submission

 

Pirates pitcher tests positive for testicular cancer

 

High school student dies after football conditioning

 

Ex-NBA player crushes LaVar's handling of Lonzo

 

Ex-coach headed to prison for hiding cameras in locker rooms

 

 Baylor football players raped women as 'bonding experience', lawsuit alleges

 

NHL Scoreboard

 

NBA Scoreboard

 

MLB Scoreboard 

 

STATES

 

Simplifying the Labyrinth (New York’s processes for legal self-representation are needlessly complicated.)

 

Growing nuclear attack fears prompting action in California

 

Revolt of the California ‘Freeloaders’

 

Florida man bitten on tongue by rattle snake while trying to kiss it

 

Deadly tornados hit the heartland

 

SYRIA

 

US air strikes pound pro-Assad forces in Syria

 

IS kills more than 50 in central Syria attack

 

Syria air strike: US military bombs pro-Assad forces

 

US-led coalition denies deadly east Syria air strike

 

Sources: Russia pressures Syrian opposition to accept UN proposal

 

 

TAIWAN

 

Taiwan’s Failure to Face the Threat From China

 

Taiwan man arrested over public beheading of sister

 

Taiwan's Vice President Talks to TIME About the Global Health Risks Arising From the Island's Isolation

 

 

TERRORISM

 

ISIS Video Features American, Canadian, British, Russian, Belgian Fighters Urging Muslims To Carry Out Attacks In West, Shows Landmarks In NYC, DC, Baltimore, Las Vegas

 

‘The Flight 93 Election’ Crashes Again

 

 

TRADE

 

Trump administration starts countdown to NAFTA talks in mid-August

 

Trump administration announces NAFTA plans

 

 

TRANSPORTATION SECURITY ADMINISTRATION (TSA)

 

TSA adding 2,000 agents ahead of busy summer travel season

 

TREASURY DEPARTMENT

 

Treasury's Mnuchin: Trump Tax Plan Won't Get Credit for Economic Growth  (Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin)

 

Mnuchin Breaking Up Big Banks Would Be Huge Mistake

 

TURKEY

 

Erdogan’s Security Guards Attack Protesters in U.S. (Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan)

 

Turkish violence in Washington presents new Trump headache

 

Turkish embassy calls violent clash with protesters in DC 'self-defense'

 

Russia appoints new ambassador to Turkey after predecessor’s assassination

 

US pastor jailed in Turkey accused of special sermons to Kurds, contact with Gülen movement

 

US State Department summons Turkish ambassador over violence outside Turkish mission

 

State of emergency no hurdle for business in Turkey: Erdoğan (Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan)

 

Turkey says will ‘not beg’ Germany to stay at NATO base

 

 

UNITED KINGDOM (BRITAIN)

 

FTSE 100 ends lower as pound hits highest level in nearly 8 months

 

BBC Muslim rape gang drama never mentions Islamic identity or motivations of attackers

 

Rolf Harris to be freed from prison ahead of court appearance  

 

The big hack attack and the NHS

 

Tory election manifesto: Middle-class pensioners to lose benefits under plan to fund social care

 

Tory manifesto:More elderly people will have to pay for own social care

 

Calls for reading and basic maths tests for new teachers (Scotland)

 

Government accused of ignoring workers' plight as UK faces pay squeeze

 

Tim Farron under mounting pressure from senior Lib Dems amid concerns his anti-Brexit message isn't working

 

 Surgeons call for review of safety standards in private hospitals

 

Scotland’s unemployment total falls by 14,000

 

David Bowie named UK's most popular recording artist in 2016

 

Four men arrested in east London over 'UK-linked terror plot'

 

Doctors' leaders accuse ministers of 'callous disregard' for the NHS

 

Asian beetle could wipe out Britain's ash trees...and is heading our way

 

BBC drama to explore public impact of Princess Diana's death

 

Telling women not to drink during pregnancy 'sexist'

 

Tory pledges on care and immigration

 

Boyfriend to be charged over pregnant British woman's Thailand scooter death

 

Boris Johnson moos 'like a cow' and devours cakes on bakery visit  (British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson)

 

UNITED NATIONS

 

UN Joins Beijing to Advance Globalism With “One Belt, One Road”

 

UNICEF: 300,000 children migrating solo - up nearly fivefold

 

 

VENEZUELA 

 

Venezuela's Nicholas Maduro: 'Officials treated like Jews under Nazis'

 

Police and Protesters in Venezuela Share Common Grievances

 

Government sends troops to border state to stop looting and violence

 

WHITE HOUSE

 

Daily Presidential Tracking Poll

 

The President Goes to Israel

 

Does Trump Even Know Enough Intel to be Dangerous?

 

Trump’s plan to defeat radical Islam

 

Trump Disparages Special Counsel Appointment as 'Single Greatest Witch Hunt' Ever

 

Trump Impeachment Proceedings Over Obstruction Charge Unlikely to Go Far, Analysts Say

 

Kucinich: ‘Deep State’ Trying to ‘Destroy The Trump Presidency’  (Former US Representative of Ohio Dennis Kucinich (D-Ohio)

 

Report: Spicer Will Stop Doing Daily Press Briefings, Trump Dreads Them (White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer)

 

Bolton: ‘Politically Motivated’ Leaks ‘Partisan Tools’ to Destroy Trump Presidency

 

Who's Ready For White House Press Secretary...Newt Gingrich?

 

What Donald Trump needs to know about Bob Mueller and Jim Comey

 

GOP: Bannon Right About Fight to Save America

 

Conservatives begin to whisper: President Pence

 

Trump reaches Mid East trip under a grim probe

 

Trump weighs downsizing Spicer’s public role

 

Pat Buchanan: It Isn’t Watergate Yet, But How Long Can This Sustain?

 

Melania Trump scheduled to address U.S. military families during trip abroad

 

Trump Team Planning Possible Retaliation for Classified Leak Allegations

 

Trump losing battle to make leaks 'the real story' in Russia probe

 

Trump engulfed in turmoil with talk of White House shake-up ahead of overseas tour


Director of Presidential Personnel DeStefano to Purge Trump Loyalists in ‘May Massacre?’

 

An old ‘disease’ that could help lawmakers understand today’s health-care debate

 

The 25th  Amendment Solution for Removing Trump

 

Donald Trump’s seven days in May

 

McCarthy on calls for Trump impeachment: Obama did worse protecting Hillary

 

Some Republicans nervously begin stepping away from the president

 

Trump has caused a catastrophe. Let’s end it quickly.

 

Ivanka Trump leads meeting at White House in father's absence

 

Did Mr. Trump Obstruct Justice?

 

'The Art of the Deal' ghostwriter: Trump will find a way to resign

 

Donald Trump repeatedly mispronounces President Erdogan's name

 

Upgrading the White House communications team

 

Fox News host claims to be in talks to replace Sean Spicer (White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer)

 

A tough job in Washington right now: Working for Trump

 

Conservative superstar: Dems angling for President Pence (Vice-President Mike Pence)

 

Saying He’s Treated ‘Unfairly,’ Trump Gears Up to Fight

 

Trump divulged info on advanced laptop bombs

 

President Trump is turning to the strategies from his business career. They may not be helping.

 

Trump may have broken one D.C. Commandment too many

 

Dangerous Times for Trump and the Nation

 

Free Advice to Trump Aides: Quit While You Can

 

Trump's presidency facing monumental failure unless he wises up pronto

 

Carried interest deduction is one campaign promise Trump shouldn't keep

 

 

 

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