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Wednesday, May 30, 2018

 

CELEBRATING 241 YEARS OF LIBERTY AND FREEDOM  

 

 

 

In Today’s Issue: 

 

ABORTION

 

Martin Luther King’s Niece to Starbucks: If You Really Oppose Racism, Oppose Planned Parenthood

 

‘Absolute miracle’: No charges for pro-life activists arrested inside abortion center

 

Activists Will Use Abortion Robots to Break Pro-Life Law, Distribute Dangerous Abortion Pills

 

US bishops’ incoming pro-life chair: Abortion tops immigration in public policy debate

 

Missouri Legislature Defunds Planned Parenthood Abortion Biz in New State Budget

 

Breaking: New undercover videos expose Planned Parenthood covering up child sex abuse

 

A State-by-State Look at Abortion Restrictions in the US

 

Teenager With Down Syndrome Died After Botched Third-Trimester Abortion

 

Kentucky law banning abortion procedure delayed 6 months by fed judge

 

Priest Blasts Pro-Abortion Catholics: “If You Don’t Believe What the Church Teaches, You’re Being a Hypocrite”

 

NWA Planned Parenthood Reacts to SCOTUS Abortion Ruling

 

Planned Parenthood Caught Doing Abortions on 12-Year-Old Girls, Not Reporting Sexual Assault to Authorities

 

President Trump’s Decision to Cut Planned Parenthood Funding Proves It Loves Abortion, Here’s How

 

Here’s 2,750 Better Places Women Can Go for Health Care Than Planned Parenthood

 

The medical and scientific communities stand for abortion access

 

South Carolina Governor Willing to Lose Millions in Federal Funds to Defund Planned Parenthood

 

British PM Pressured to Legalize Abortion in Northern Ireland After Ireland's Repeal of Right to Life Amendment

 

Ireland’s Abortion Vote Is a Historic Victory. But It’s Not a Model for the U.S.

 

Media Applauds Ireland Vote to Legalize Abortions as “Historic Vote For Women’s Rights”

 

AFGHANISTAN

 

US Military Paints The Desert Red With The Blood Of 50 Taliban Leaders

 

Gunmen dressed as US soldiers attack Afghan Interior Ministry

 

AFRICA

 

Ramadan in Nigeria: Muslim gunman attack Catholic seminary, priest “badly wounded”

 

AIRLINES

 

Woman says she's 'disgusted,' claims crude Southwest passenger masturbated during entire flight

 

AUSTRALIA

 

ASX Close: Australian share market falls below 6,000 as banks drag ASX 200 index lower

 

The Australian dollar just staged a dramatic reversal

 

Australia's spat with China just a 'misunderstanding', says Chinese business delegation

 

Largest swordfish ever caught in Australia may miss out on record

 

External probe into revelations police faked 258,000 breath tests   

 

BIOETHICS

 

Is It Ever Okay to Treat Life in the Womb or a Test Tube as a Commodity?

 

CANADA

 

TSX Enjoys Gains for First Time in a Week

 

Justin Trudeau defends Trans Mountain takeover as vital economic move  (Canadian Prime Minister Prime Minister Justin Trudeau)

 

Ottawa readying its options as NAFTA and tariff talks stall with U.S.

 

Selling Trans Mountain to private sector is Ottawa’s ‘long-term preference,’ Morneau says

 

Bank of Canada holds key interest rate at 1.25%

 

Loonie rises after Bank of Canada’s latest rate announcement

 

CARIBBEAN

 

Study: Puerto Rico's Post-Hurricane Maria Death Rate At Least 70 Times Higher Than Official Figures

 

CHRISTIANITY

 

How Jesus died: Extremely rare evidence of Roman crucifixion uncovered in Italy

 

 The Only Way Back to God

 

COMEDY

 

Calls grow for liberal comic's firing over Trump orangutan quip

 

COMMUNIST CHINA 

 

Report: China Trying to Form an Anti-American Trade Alliance

 

China vows to fight Washington on tariff hike

 

COMMUNIST CUBA

 

'Miss Israel' and 'Wonder Woman' to Produce Movie Glorifying Fidel Castro (Late Cuban dictator Fidel Castro)

 

COMMUNIST NORTH KOREA

 

Pompeo, Kim Yong-chol to meet in NY to put final touches on summit   (US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo)

 

US 'very engaged' on North Korean human rights issue: official

 

North Korea, U.S. summit revival hopes look slim due to 'significant' differences on denuclearization

 

Trump praises Kim Jong-un’s ‘solid response’ to letter, progress toward ‘expected summit’  (Communist North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un)

 

Kim Won’t Be Duped Like Qaddafi

 

Both sides preparing as if US-North Korea summit is a go

 

North Korea’s Kim Jong Un reportedly cries over country’s poor economy in new video(Communist North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un)

 

CONGRESS

 

 

Newest Congressional Polls Are In - Democrats Should Be Very, Very Scared

 

COPORATE AMERICA

 

Yes, Sears is likely to collapse, but Eddie Lampert will be just fine

 

Starbucks Split: Some Patrons See Bias Training as 'Save Face' Move, Others Give Company 'Credit for Trying'

 

COURTS

 

Harvey Weinstein indicted by grand jury in rape case

 

Deadline set for attorneys to finish review of Cohen materials

 

Ex-Citigroup broker indicted for swindling elderly clients

 

Teacher, 32, gets 1-year prison term for having classroom sex with 14-year-old student

 

CRIME IN AMERICA

 

'YOU'RE ALL GOING TO DIE': Nikolas Cruz says he is 'going to be the next school shooter of 2018' in video recorded before Florida attack

 

Man arrested after gay couple injured in stabbing outside Denver nightclub, police say

 

Manhunt underway for man suspected of killing girlfriend, set house on fire

 

Off-duty police officer shot 6 times after road rage incident, officials say

 

Third man charged in suspected New York MS-13 machete murder

 

CYBERSECURITY

 

DHS, Commerce release cyber report on combatting botnets

 

DEMOCRATS (MARXISTS)

 

Who Killed Robert Kennedy?

 

Hillary's Premonition

 

What's Hillary Hiding about Her Health?

 

Haven't the Obamas Made Enough Money?

 

Obamas, Netflix power couple swap donations, ambassadorship and $50M production deal

 

DEPARTMENT HOMELAND SECURITY

 

Lost Children? Detention Cages? Baby Prison Bus? Trump's Critics Will Believe Anything

 

DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

 

Trump says he wishes he picked different attorney general, rips Mueller(US Attorney General Jeff Sessions)

 

DRUG ENFORCEMENT ADMINISTRATION (DEA)

 

Stemming the Tide

 

ECONOMY

 

Stocks Rally as Fading Italy Woes Sink Treasuries: Markets Wrap

 

Dow ends more than 300 points higher as energy shares rebound, Italy fears fade

 

Wall St. rebounds; worries over Italy ease

 

Asian stocks tumble amid global selloff

 

Asian stocks decline after global markets fall on Italian turmoil

 

Bitcoin surrenders early gain as traders key in on support at $7,000

 

 U.S. Back At No. 1 Competitiveness Ranking — Will Trump's Critics Ever Admit To Being Wrong? 

 

Gold settles higher on weaker dollar, edges down after Fed Beige Book

 

EDUCATION

 

New York Times corrects report of crowd size at Trump rally after president calls out mistake

 

Hard Truths About School Shootings and Gun Violence

 

John Stossel: The truth everyone is too scared to say about college and jobs

 

By One Measure, 'Nontraditional' Presidents Less Rare

 

An English Teacher's Incorrect Correction of a Trump Letter Illustrates His Critics' Reflexive Condescension

 

For ‘Columbiners,’ School Shootings Have a Deadly Allure

 

Language and Other Challenges: Faculty Perceptions of International Students

 

HIV Prevention Takes Hold on Campuses

 

Market Changes, Missteps and Marylhurst's Closure

 

Push for Big Change in Graduate STEM Ed

 

ELECTION 2018

 

Why Voters Need to Care About More Water Bonds on June/Nov CA Ballots

 

ENERGY

 

Oil prices rally, with U.S. crude notching the first gain in 6 sessions

 

Energy Prices

 

EUROPE

 

Journalist reportedly murdered shows up at news conference, explains

 

EUROPEAN UNION

 

Euro rallies as 5 Star calls for withdrawal of economic minister

 

Euro rebounds from 10-month low as traders track Italy developments

 

Islamic State claims deadly attack on Belgium police

 

Italy’s political crisis renews doubts about future of E.U.

 

Germany, France, and the EU

 

Italy’s President sabotages popular anti-Muslim migration, “Euroceptic” coalition

 

FEDERAL RESERVE

 

Fed votes to ease rule aimed at preventing big banks from making risky financial bets

 

FRANCE

 

France to forbid religious dress in schools?

 

France: Shopkeeper gets three months, $3450 fine for asking woman to remove Islamic head covering

 

Hail storms leave French champagne makers battered

 

France bans 'big screen' zones for World Cup over terror fears

 

GERMANY

 

No link between Muslim immigration and anti-Semitism, German study says

 

Does Germany have a problem with aggressive attack dogs?

 

'It’s going to get loud': heavy storms set to hit Berlin and other cities

 

Nine school pupils hospitalized at Hamburg sports event on hottest day of year

 

GLOBAL WARMING 

 

The Politically Motivated Science of Climatology and the Demonization of Carbon

 

GOOGLE

 

The Plug Must Be Pulled On Google’s Plan For Thought Control

 

Google Smart Device Activates Using Progressive Talking Points

GOP

 

California Republicans hit rock bottom

 

 

HOLLYWOOD

 

Roseanne, Islamic anti-Semitism, and the West’s double standard

 

Roseanne’s Firing Is Not a Free-Speech Issue

 

The Entertainment Industry Is Killing Western Society

 

Roseanne Barr blames Ambien: 'I'm not a racist, just an idiot'

 

'Roseanne' Reruns Pulled From Paramount Network, TV Land and CMT After Racist Tweet

 

Ambien maker to Roseanne: Racism is not a side effect of our drug

 

Roseanne unleashes a rash of new tweets

 

"Deadliest Catch" star, 38, found dead in home

 

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

 

Gowdy disputes Trump's 'spy' claim(US Representative of South Carolina Trey Gowdy (R)

 

Local New York Democrats ‘Disgusted’ by National Party Meddling in House Race

 

HUMAN TRAFFICKING

 

Bay of Pics  (Media fakery targets Trump with photos of Obama-era child trafficking.)

 

The Fight Against Human Trafficking Is Too Important for Trump and Pompeo to Ignore

 

IMMIGRATION

 

We’ve Lost Sight of the Plot in the Immigration Debate

 

 

INDIA

 

Police Complicit in Hindu Extremist Persecution of Christians in Tamil Nadu, India, Sources Say

 

In symbolic nod to India, US Pacific Command changes name

 

India and Pakistan Agree to Truce on Kashmir Border

 

What is stopping Tesla from entering India?

 

IRAN

 

Fake news: Iranian propaganda reports of death of Saudi crown prince spark conspiracy theories

 

Iran Plotting With U.S. Allies to Skirt Trump’s New Sanctions

 

ISLAM

 

 

Hamas-linked CAIR applauds Roseanne cancellation, accuses her of “Islamophobia”

 

ISRAEL

 

Israeli-“Palestinian” Arab Conflict Briefing    (Wednesday, May 30, 2018)

 

The full story behind the understandings for a truce in Gaza

 

Watch: IDF Targets Advanced Hamas Weaponry in Gaza  (Israel Defense Forces)

 

We’ll hit Iran anywhere in Syria, Netanyahu says  (Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu)

 

IDF says it targeted unmanned Hamas submarines in Gaza airstrikes

 

Despite alignment with Israel, Arab powers still spreading antisemitism

 

'Who would accept 70 rockets on their country?'  (US Ambassador to the UN blasts Hamas, says its goal is to destroy Israel.)

 

 The curious common interest behind the rapid Gaza-Israel flare-up and flare-down

 

Ceasefire! What Just Happened with Gaza?

 

Liberman heads to Moscow to lobby against Iranian presence in Syria  (Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman)

 

Terrorist funerals – glorification and incitement by the PA

 

US avoids condemning Israel after 2,000 settlement homes approved

 

IEC Restores Power to Gaza After Rocket Damage to Infrastructure

 

Palestinian arrested near West Bank (Judea and Samaria)  settlement; handgun found in car

 

Golan Heights Recognition Thwarted By The Swamp

 

Germany condemns ‘malicious’ Palestinian attacks on Israel

 

Czech Republic Reopens Its Honorary Consulate in Jerusalem

 

UK minister urges Israel not to demolish West Bank (Judea and Samaria)  Bedouin village

 

Crime and Punishment: The Palestinian Image

 

Israeli Start-up Revolutionizes Tony Awards For Those With Hearing And Vision Loss

 

Calm returns after most severe Israel-Gaza flare-up in years

 

Columnist In Jordanian Government Daily Expresses Love And Admiration For Palestinian Terrorist Dalal Al-Mughrabi: I Would Roll In The Dust Of Your Grave

 

As Gaza front cools, Iran and Syria move on their next flashpoint – Quneitra

 

JAPAN

 

Japan Says It Detects Chinese Ship Breaking North Korea Sanctions

 

Japan kills 122 pregnant whales for research

 

LIBERALISM

 

Watch The Video Soros Doesn’t Want You To See

 

MEDIA 

 

New York Times corrects report of crowd size at Trump rally after president calls out mistake

 

Sinclair finds backdoor to push conservative message

 

MEDICAID

 

Virginia Senate approves Medicaid expansion

 

MEXICO

 

Trump and Mexican President Spar Over Border Wall Again

 

 

MIDDLE EAST

 

Vogue Arabia puts Saudi princess in driving seat for dedicated KSA issue

 

Saudi Cabinet approves measure criminalizing sexual harassment

 

 

MILITARY

 

Pentagon pushes NATO for more troops to help maintain security in Iraq

 

US to keep confronting Beijing in S. China Sea: Mattis   (Secretary of Defense James Mattis)

 

VA leadership shuffle: Secretary steps down, chief of staff moves up, deputy retires

 

Inspectors told an Army spouse the lead level in her home isn’t a risk. She’s not convinced.

 

Yokota’s new Ospreys return to Tokyo between training missions

 

Servicemembers showing signs of norovirus infection quarantined in Kuwait

 

Retiring Army general dies while on leave in South Carolina

 

United will fly barred pets home if they originally sent them overseas

 

MYANMAR

 

Brownback: Burmese Government Blocked My Access

 

PAKISTAN

 

Ramadan in Pakistan: Muslims murder prominent Sikh leader Charanjit Singh

 

2 soldiers martyred in IED blast in North Waziristan: ISPR

 

Pakistan's new ambassador to US has work cut out for him

 

PRISONS

 

Notorious teacher Mary Kay Letourneau describes her years in the slammer

 

RUSSIA

 

 

Russia not into American regional games

 

Moving US troops ‘to frontline with Russia’ in Poland ‘makes sense' – Bloomberg

 

Russian Senators Call on Facebook’s Zuckerberg to Testify on Privacy

 

Russia comes under fire at UN over MH17 downing

 

Spain Arrests U.S.-Born Investor Browder on Russian Interpol Warrant

 

Russia to Create Rocket Production Holding on Basis of Roscosmos

 

SCIENCE

 

Why the Left Loves and Hates Science

 

  Dramatic volcano death: Huge flying stone crushed man in Pompeii, archaeologists discover

 

 

SENATE

 

Trump Throws Another Dig At McCain For Obamacare Vote -- 'Somebody Decided Not To Vote For Us'  (US Senator of Arizona John McCain (R)

 

Elizabeth Warren Praises China’s ‘Long-Term’ Strategy  (US Senator of Massachusetts Elizabeth Warren (D)

 

Senators Seek Stronger Action on China in S. China Sea

 

SOCIAL MEDIA

 

A Twitter Fail Reveals That Media Narratives about Obama Still Trump the Truth

 

 

SOUTH KOREA 

 

Trump's auto tariff plan threatens GM's $7 billion South Korea rescue

 

South Korea's defense minister to attend security forum in Singapore

 

S. Korea seeks to hold summit with Singapore in July: Cheong Wa Dae

 

SPORTS

 

Bible helps NBA's Curry stay 'focused, locked-in'

 

Trump to Cowboys’ Jerry Jones on Anthem Protests: ‘You Can’t Win This One’…

 

…NFL Player: ‘We Won’t Allow the NFL or Trump to Bully Us’

 

NBA team investigating whether its president posted critical tweets

 

MLB Scoreboard

 

 

STATES

 

Evacuations canceled after landslide put N.C. dam in danger of failing

 

Lava changing Hawaii landscape as health officials warn of new hazard

 

STATE DEPARTMENT

 

Pompeo push to defend religious minorities around the world  (US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo)

 

SUPREME COURT 

 

The Supreme Court May Soon Set Boundaries on Religious Exercise and Use of Property

 

SYRIA

 

No answer to ‘Animal Assad’: Syrian leader tells RT he does not have insulting nickname for Trump  (Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad) 

 

TAIWAN

 

 Why China is making brands nervous to acknowledge Taiwan

 

Taiwan rejects Straits Forum applications from Chinese officials 

 

TELEVISION

 

Did Soros Pressure ABC to Fire Roseanne?

 

TERRORISM

 

Stay the Course Against ISIS (Bipartisan analysts urge the United States not to declare victory prematurely.)

 

TREASURY DEPARTMENT

 

Navarro Rebukes Mnuchin for Declaring China Trade War ‘On Hold’  (Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin)

 

TURKEY

 

Is Turkey waging an economic war against Israel?

 

Turkey Says to Go Elsewhere if US Won't Sell It F-35 Jets 

 

UBER

 

Buffett Proposed $3 Billion Uber Investment But Deal Crumbled

 

 

UNITED KINGDOM (BRITAIN)

 

FTSE 100 ends higher as oil shares gain

 

Gun-free UK: Drive-by shooters spray house with bullets at site of “several anti-terror raids”

 

Church of England seeks transgender priests in new ‘diversity drive’

 

Anti-Muslim campaigner secretly jailed in U.K., sparking outrage from conservatives

 

In Britain, poll indicates, 23% ‘unwilling’ to have a Jew in the family

 

UNITED NATIONS

 

U.S. Thwarted in Bid to Change U.N. Rights Council’s Approach to Israel

 

UNITED PARCEL SERVICE

 

'Large explosion' rips through Kentucky UPS Freight facility

 

WHITE HOUSE

 

Daily Presidential Tracking Poll

 

Wife of man deported to Mexico: 'I can't be mad at Trump for doing his job'

 

Trump Wows in Nashville

 

 Trump taps VA chief of staff to run agency

 

Melania Trump blasts media, conspiracy theories on Twitter

 

White House silence on Melania stokes conspiracy theories

 

Never Trumpers Finally Admit They’re Effectively Spiteful Democrats

  

Trump and ‘The Truth’

 

Trump Signs ‘Right to Try’ Bill for Patients with Terminal Illnesses

 

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