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Sunday, May 21, 2017

 

CELEBRATING 240 YEARS OF LIBERTY AND FREEDOM  

 

 

 

In Today’s Issue: 

 

ABORTION

 

Texas House Approves New Limits on Abortion

 

Pregnant at 18. Hailed by Abortion Foes. Punished by Christian School.

 

Who Should You Listen to on Abortion? People Who've Had Them

 

AFGHANISTAN

 

German woman and Afghan guard killed, Finnish woman abducted in Kabul

 

Afghan Magazine, a Sisterhood of Ideas, Hopes to Counter Men’s Sway

 

 

AFRICA

 

South African men march against abuse of women and children

 

 

AIRLINES

 

Man who acted erratically on Honolulu flight went through screening twice

 

Delta plane dumps fuel, returns to Detroit airport

 

AIRPORTS

 

8 injured after plane clips LA airport truck

 

AMERICAN CIVIL LIBERTIES UNION (ACLU)

 

ACLU: Trump refused to turn over Giuliani travel ban memo by court-ordered deadline

 

AUSTRALIA

 

The trouble with the Chinese economy and what it means for Australia

 

Australia leads fight to save Trans-Pacific Partnership trade pact

 

CANADA

 

Death of Toronto man found dead in Kawartha Lakes deemed a homicide

 

Video shows sea lion grabbing young girl, pulling her underwater

 

B.C.'s provincial election result rests in the hands of 1 riding

 

BC Green Party sought cash from developer, despite campaign claims

 

Canada funds crackdown that nets multiple terror suspects

 

Animal rights group targets eatery in lobster 'dismemberment'

 

CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY (CIA)

 

I was in the CIA. We wouldn’t trust a country whose leader did what Trump did.

 

CHRISTIANITY

 

Christian apologist says Mecca a path, but not to heaven

 

COMMUNISM

 

Fighting Communism in California

 

COMMUNIST CHINA 

 

China fears NK nuke leaks

 

COMMUNIST NORTH KOREA

 

US and Japan confirm N. Korea conducted missile launch

 

North Korea fires second ballistic missile in a week

 

US: N. Korea launches medium-range ballistic missile

 

North Korea fires another ballistic missile despite sanctions threats

 

CONGRESS

 

Congress should let local communities set their own PACE

 

Comey, budget and healthcare collide in Congress next week

 

COPORATE AMERICA

 

Why are CEOs getting paid tons of money for nothing?

 

COURTS

 

Three years and 60 accusers later, Bill Cosby’s trial begins. But only one woman will decide his fate.

 

CRIME IN AMERICA

 

College student killed in knife assault in Maryland

 

‘I was trying to get help,’ Times Square driver says in jailhouse interview

 

New York's cop-bashers are standing up for gangs

 

The opioid epidemic tightens its grip on America

 

 

DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL COMMITTEE (DNC)

 

Tom Perez: 'Donald Trump has to go'  (Democratic National Committee Chairman Tom Perez)

 

DEMOCRATS (MARXISTS)

 

The Democrats Do the Hokey-Pokey

 

Hillary Adviser Klain: Democrats Can't 'Underestimate Trump'

 

Democrats in the Cesspits of Despair

 

‘He did it to himself’: Anthony Weiner faces prison, exile  (Former US Representative of New York Anthony Weiner)

 

The Obama Cult

 

CA Dem Chair: ‘All Together Now: F*ck Donald Trump!’ as Crowd Holds Up Two Middle Fingers (Video)

 

Obama shows Trump how to golf in style: Former president tees off on exclusive course in Tuscany at the start of his six-day vacation with Michelle in private Italian villa

 

Barack the BS Master Brags about Humility

 

 

DEPARTMENT HOMELAND SECURITY

 

Sheriff Clarke denies plagiarism report

 

Sheriff David Clarke plagiarized portions of his master's thesis on homeland security

 

DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

 

Who is James Comey, former FBI director, and why might he lead to Trump's impeachment?  (Former FBI Director Robert Mueller )

 

Trump or Congress can still block Robert Mueller. I know. I wrote the rules.

 

ECONOMY

 

Global economies hold breath as Trump era unfolds overseas

 

The place where old-fashioned malls are beating Amazon: Small-town America

 

EDUCATION

 

UCLA ‘Afrikan Student Union’ demands a building plus $40 million

 

100 Leftie Grads Walk Out on VP Pence at Notre Dame=> CROWD BOOS LOUDLY

 

Notre Dame valedictorian: “Our generation must stand against the scapegoating of Muslims”

 

Searchers may have found body of missing Duke University student

 

Notre Dame students plan to walk out on Pence commencement speech  (Vice-President Mike Pence)

 

Professor sues after boss made her inspect his butt

 

LGBT teacher called out for 'bullying' students

 

Holocaust survivor receives high school diploma in Minn.

 

Student Debt’s Grip on the Economy

 

New York Times demonizes YAF and Robert Spencer for bringing alternative views to campuses

 

Richard Spencer loses gym membership after confrontation

 

The moment a school employee lifts student by neck

 

Princeton University admissions officers wrote Asian applicants have 'very familiar profiles' and are difficult to differentiate

 

 

ELECTION 2018

 

For Democrats, special elections may be preview of 2018 campaigns

 

ELECTION 2020

 

'The Rock' teases SNL photo of him running in 2020

 

ENERGY

 

Exxon and others sign over $50 billion in Saudi deals on sidelines of Trump's trip

 

ENVIRONMENT

Humpback whale swims into Ventura Harbor

 

EUROPE

 

Norway to boost Doomsday vault after entrance tunnel was breached

 

 

FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION (FBI)  

 

Ex-FBI official withdraws name from consideration to replace Comey: report

 

 

FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION (FCC)

 

'Net neutrality' activists taking photos of the inside of FCC Chairman Ajit Pai's home: Report

 

FRANCE

 

Two Presidents: Emmanuel Macron and Donald Trump

 

Italy and France call for more integrated EU action on migrants

 

GERMANY

 

Report: More weapons gone missing from German military than previously assumed

 

GLOBAL WARMING

 

Academic hoaxers convince journal to publish 'Penis causes climate change' paper

 

HEALTH CARE

 

Nurse's childbirth death brings questions about whether new mom's being ignored

 

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

 

Sanders hits the trail in Montana to stump for Quist

 

A GOP congressman from Kentucky wonders: Is ‘this Trump thing’ sustainable?

 

House Intel committee asks former Trump campaign staffer to interview in Russia probe

 

Photo=> NANCY PELOSI PICTURED LAUGHING as California Democrats Chant “F*ck Donald Trump!”  (House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-California)

 

Nancy Pelosi wants an ethics rule waiver for Robert Mueller

 

Congressman threatened with lynching after calling for Trump’s impeachment

 

Impeach Trump? Soft-spoken lawmaker holds unusually agreeable town hall

 

 House investigators to speak with Trump campaign press adviser: Report

 

IMMIGRATION

 

Pain of Deportation Swells With Children Left Behind

 

IMMIGRATION AND CUSTOMS ENFORCEMENT (ICE) 

 

Mother from Peru granted stay from deportation

 

INDIA

 

Security concerns: India's new rules will bar Chinese companies in power sector

 

Naugam: 4 terrorists killed, 3 soldiers martyred

 

Indian rocket that US once ‘grounded’ will put Isro-Nasa satellite in space

 

Arrested Delhi businessman may have smuggled gold bars worth Rs 600 crore

 

IRAN

 

Trump, Saudi king excoriate Iran as ‘spearhead’ of world terror

 

Iran’s Zarif urges Trump to discuss avoiding another 9/11 with Saudis

 

ISLAM

 

Assaults on women, free-speech in 'Michiganistan'  (Disturbing incidents seen as setting stage for nation's 1st  Muslim governor.)

 

Middle Eastern savagery is seeping through America’s borders

 

ISRAEL

 

Israeli-“Palestinian” Arab Conflict Briefing     (Sunday, May 21, 2017)

 

Western Wall will always be Israeli, PM says ahead of Trump visit  (Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu)

 

'The gestures are not status-changing'  (Diplomatic officials say the newest gestures to the PA do not harm Israel's interests.)

 

Netanyahu ahead of Trump visit: Israel didn’t occupy Jerusalem, we liberated it

 

Fuming that some planned to stay away, PM orders all ministers to greet Trump at airport 

 

Pollard to Netanyahu: Don’t forget me in talks with Trump

 

220 Palestinian prisoners join mass hunger strike on its 35th  day

 

Ministers okay economic package for Palestinians ahead of Trump visit

 

50 Years of ‘Liberated, Not Occupied’ Jerusalem

 

Ex-Arab League chief: Only settlement freeze can thaw ties with Israel

 

Activists graffiti Ofer prison's walls in support of Palestinian hunger strikers

 

Ignoring Israel, Trump misses chance to push for peace where it counts

 

Israel, India Ink $630M Military Deal

 

Palestinian child hospitalized after Israeli forces fire tear gas canister at his head

 

Damning with deafening praise: Why Netanyahu is unimpressed by Trump

 

Hamas accuses Trump of 'bias' toward Israeli occupation

 

After Saudi arms deal, ministers fret about Israel’s military edge

 

Hamas to execute three Palestinians over commander's killing

 

70% of new settlement construction is outside blocs, group claims

 

Strike and rage in the Arab sector over prisoner

 

Can Jason Greenblatt deliver peace for Donald Trump?

 

Trump may love their wall, but Israelis unsure what to expect of president

 

Trump's Israel trip threatened by early missteps

 

Israelis cheered for Trump. But they may miss Obama more than they expected.

 

MEDIA 

 

Bob Beckel fired by Fox News (again)

 

Fox News at Crossroads: 'Not Recognizable' in 5 Years

 

MIDDLE EAST

 

President Donald Trump meets with GCC leaders

 

Full speech of King Salman at the end of President Trump's visit  (Saudi Arabia)

 

How Trump can (carefully) remake the Middle East

 

Trump views exhibit on religious tolerance in Saudi Arabia, which allows only Islam

 

Trump stops by Toby Keith concert in golf cart with Saudi King

 

Saudi king tells Trump Syrians 'brought destruction to own country'

 

 

MILITARY

 

Navy rejects SEAL’s request for special investigator to probe Pentagon’s meddling in court martial

 

Armed Forces: Mentoring program matches veterans with private-sector bigwigs

 

Airman, sailor who died in motorcycle crash on Okinawa identified

 

Navy's hardest-punching but aging warship has no replacement in sight

 

This Navy SEAL sniper has trained hundreds to kill

 

At the Pentagon, overpriced fuel sparks allegations — and denials — of a slush fund

 

NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR THE ARTS (NEA)

 

Dear NEA: Art Is a Bad Investment

 

NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISER

 

McMaster hints Trump break from campaign rhetoric on 'radical Islamic terrorism'  (White House National Security Adviser HR McMaster)

 

PAKISTAN

 

Indian national arrested in Pakistan

 

Iran fires mortar shells into Pakistan: Report

 

Rapist who fled to Pakistan is jailed for nine years

 

Punjab: Terror module with links in Pakistan, Canada busted, two held

 

Nawaz Sharif to visit Saudi Arab today  (Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif)

 

PHILIPPINES

 

‘West is just double talk, I want more ties with Russia & China’ – Duterte  (President Rodrigo Duterte)

 

PRISONS

 

Bernie Madoff Photos offer rare glimpse of convicted fraudster in prison

 

Conrad Hilton is released from jail after his parents post $90,000 bail and ask that he be sent to a psychiatric hospital upon his release

 

RELIGION IN AMERICA

 

Texas pastors getting 'sermon protection act' (Fallout from lesbian mayor's decision to force social agenda in Houston continues.)

 

RUSSIA

 

McCain: ‘Almost Speechless’ at Report of What Trump Told Russians About Comey  (US Senator of Arizona John McCain (R)/ (Former FBI Director James Comey)

 

 

SENATE

 

Feinstein scalded by anti-Trump fervor  (US Senator of California Dianne Feinstein (D)

 

McCain: Russian Minister 'Had No Business in the Oval Office'  (US Senator of Arizona John McCain (R)

 

Feinstein to Trump: "Stop Tweeting, think about what you say"

 

Rubio: White House needs to reduce friction and drama   (US Senator of Florida Marco Rubio (R) 

 

Feinstein believes Trump-Russia probe includes question of cover-up

 

The Latest: Senate GOP pushes ahead on health overhaul

 

Like Trump, Americans are refusing to grow up  (US Senator of Nebraska Ben Sasse(R)

 

GOP goes to war with Roy Moore over Sessions' Senate seat (Former US Senator of Alabama Jeff Sessions (R)

 

Ted Cruz destroys his fellow senators with this hilarious tweet  (US Senator of Texas Ted Cruz (R)

 

SOCIAL MEDIA

 

Twitter In a Tizzy Over Trump's Apparent Bow

 

SOUTH AMERICA

 

Harsh sentences for IS sympathizers in Brazil test new law

 

SOUTH KOREA 

 

N. Korea test fires another missile: S. Korean military

 

Medical Costs of Parents Are Children's Heaviest Burden

 

Moon puts chaebol reform, income growth top on economic agenda  (President Moon Jae-in)

 

U.S. will pay THAAD cost: McCain  (US Senator of Arizona John McCain (R)

 

OECD finds S. Koreans among world's skinniest

 

SPORTS

 

Renaissance Man Myron Rolle, former NFL safety and Rhodes Scholar, gets degree in neurosurgery

 

Celtics' Thomas out for rest of NBA playoffs

 

Dodgers' Hall of Fame manager Tommy Lasorda hospitalized

 

13-1 shot Cloud Computing wins Preakness

 

Warriors bench mocks Spurs rook for falling over

 

Prison letters reveal how Aaron Hernandez asked to 'celly up' with his 'real brother' before his suicide - and that they had been close since the streets

 

NHL Scoreboard

 

NBA Scoreboard

 

MLB Scoreboard

 

STATES

 

San Diego County wildfire spreads through brush, tall grasses at a 'dangerous rate'  (California)

 

Cuomo criticized for presence at Times Square crash  (Governor of New York Andrew M Cuomo (D)

 

STATE DEPARTMENT

 

Worries mount about vacancies in Trump's State Department

 

Tillerson waits on Turkey embassy brawl; McCain says 'look at the clip'  (US Secretary of State Rex W Tillerson /US Senator of Arizona John McCain (R)

 

Tillerson: Turkish violence 'simply unacceptable'

 

SYRIA

 

Russian paratroops move to Syrian border triangle

 

TAIWAN

 

China warns Taiwan of continued lockout from WHO assembly

 

TECHNOLOGY

 

Phoenix's tech scene is growing -- in an old, warehouse district

 

TREASURY DEPARTMENT

 

Mnuchin to Kudlow: Trump Committed to Getting Tax Reform 'Quickly'  (Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin)

 

TURKEY

 

President Erdoğan takes helm at Turkey's ruling AKP, heralds new era

 

State of emergency won’t be removed until peace is restored: President Erdoğan

 

19th -century Russian soldier found inside unearthed coffin Turkey’s Arhadan identified

 

Two suspected ISIL militants killed in Turkish capital

 

Clashes erupt in Istanbul between Turks and migrants whose lives remain on hold

 

 

UNITED KINGDOM (BRITAIN)

 

The Brits finally say 'no' to EU shakedown

 

 Theresa May: Brussels must pay its own Brexit bill of billions of pounds  (British Prime Minister Theresa May)

 

Labour: Manifesto 'would keep £7bn of planned Tory welfare cuts'

 

Labour steps up push for pensioner vote

 

UK Plan to end free school lunches ‘to hit 900,000 struggling families

 

UK's first proton beam machine arrives

 

NHS: Raise pay or face staffing crisis, hospitals boss warns ministers

 

UK's first proton beam machine arrives

 

Sturgeon committed to indyref2 ahead of General Election   (Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon)

 

Two million apply for vote in election

 

Wife of Yvonne Fletcher murder suspect clashed with Libyan students studying in UK

 

Rapist who fled to Pakistan is jailed

 

E-cigarettes: New laws ‘stifling vaping’s success’ in curbing smoking

 

Gas leak shuts North Sea platform

 

Brexit: UK to start formal negotiations on 19 June

 

Two men arrested over missing mother

 

Transgender woman at male prison did not mean to kill herself, jury finds

 

Labour working on 'state mortgage scheme'

 

UNITED NATIONS

 

Report: Cash-strapped UN agency spends about $200 million a year on travel

 

UNITED STATES

 

Florida woman calls cops over fears of exploding sperm

 

Circus performer falls nearly 40 feet during "Wheel of Death" stunt

 

VENEZUELA 

 

Venezuelans shut down capital roads in protest

 

Venezuela sets up Russians to gain U.S. oil-market stake

 

 

WHITE HOUSE

 

Full Text & Video: US President Donald Trump’s Address in Riyadh at Arab Islamic American...

 

Weakened president on an impossible mission

 

Trump, in speech to Muslim leaders, calls for shutting down terror funding

 

Donald of Arabia

 

Impeach Trump Cabal Destined to Come to a Screeching Halt

 

Trump softens his tone on Islam

 

Core Trump supporters dig in while others grow nervous


A tale of two princes: a king's son and a president's son-in-law drive Trump's visit

 

I wrote ‘The Art of the Deal’ with Trump. His self-sabotage is rooted in his past.

 

White House aides staged a Twitter 'intervention' for Trump

 

To Saudis, President Trump has become 'Abu Ivanka'

 

James Comey's father is 'convinced' Trump is 'nuts'

 

It’s time to focus — finally — on running the country

 

4-Year-Olds Don’t Act Like Trump

 

Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner 'person of interest in Russia probe'

 

'This makes me want to puke': Trump loyalist Roger Stone slams President for accepting highest civilian honor from 'enemy' Saudi Arabia who 'financed 9/11' 

 

Kellyanne Conway refuses to say whether Trump will mention 'radical Islamic terrorism' in speech Sunday

 

 

 

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