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Friday, May 26, 2017

 

CELEBRATING 240 YEARS OF LIBERTY AND FREEDOM  

 

In Today’s Issue: 

 

ABORTION

 

Christian School Defends Punishing Student Who Got Pregnant and Rejected Abortion

 

Friends Don’t Let Friends Take Glamour’s Horrific Advice On DIY Abortions

 

Planned Parenthood Abortion Clinic Opens Next to Immigration Office to Prey on Hispanic Women

 

Newest Center For Medical Progress Video Removed From YouTube; Threatened With Contempt Charges

 

New York Considering Legalizing Late-Term Abortions, Allowing Abortion Up to Birth

 

YouTube Deletes Pro-Life Video From Site

 

Judge Censors Video Exposing Planned Parenthood Doc Laughing About Aborted Baby’s Eyes Popping Out

 

Under President Trump, the U.S. Returns to Honoring Life Globally

 

St. Louis Ordinance Forces Churches and Pro-Life Groups to Fund Abortions

 

Planned Parenthood Executive Urges Pro-Choicers to Concede ‘It’s Killing’

 

Planned Parenthood Dresses Turn Killing Babies in Abortions Into a Fashion Statement

 

Horrifying Video From Abortion Conference Shows Utter Disregard for Human Life

 

Woman Loses Consciousness After Planned Parenthood Killed Her Baby in an Abortion

 

Abortion conference jokes about decapitated heads, brains, eyeballs

 

Brave mom with cancer refuses abortion and gives birth to healthy twins

 

Slate: Abortion Is 'Vital Aspect' For Maternal Health

 

Does an HHS appointee believe abortion increases a woman’s risk of breast cancer?

 

Kansas Houses passes bill requiring women get more information before an abortion

 

New York State Still Bans Abortions After 24 Weeks. A Proposed Law Could Offer Exceptions.

 

Telemedicine Abortion Is Very Safe, Despite What Lawmakers Say

 

Feminists Applaud ‘Dirty Dancing’ Abortion: ‘We Need This Reboot’

 

Abortion: the Most Important Moral Issue Ever….Except for When it’s Not

 

A sanctuary city … for abortion?!

 

Canadian prime minister candidate vows to protect babies born alive during abortion

 

AFGHANISTAN

 

UN Mission To Afghanistan Receives Petition Against Hekmatyar   (The UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) says it has received a petition from Afghans seeking justice for alleged victims of warlord Gulbuddin Hekmatyar.)

 

AFRICA

 

Zambia expels South Africa's Mmusi Maimane

 

AGRICULTURE

 

Trump promised a 'big beautiful door' in his border wall. California farmers are ready and waiting

 

AIRPORTS

 

New Airport Scanners Could End Bans on Laptops and Liquids

 

ASSISTED SUICIDE

 

Maine Defeats Dangerous Bill to Legalize Assisted Suicide

 

Tasmania rejects assisted suicide… again

 

AUSTRALIA

 

ASX posts narrow gain for the week

 

The Australian dollar is lower

 

No foreigners, mate: Australia balks at Chinese home-buying

 

Awarded $6b in government deals, just $43m tax paid

 

Tennis great hits back at 'bullying' over Margaret Court Arena name change

 

US fears nuclear arms race in Asia-Pacific: Australia

 

CANADA

 

TSX slips, U.S. markets nearly flat ahead of American holiday weekend

 

Ottawa crafting plan to boost use of zero-emission vehicles

 

Toronto braces for more rain with Lake Ontario at record-breaking levels

 

Conservative leadership camps scramble for final votes amid ballot snags

 

Minor hockey association to vote on forcing girls-only teams

 

How citizens of an Ontario hamlet are saving endangered turtles

 

Finance Minister Bill Morneau vows to close ‘unfair’ tax loopholes

 

Last surviving Dionne quintuplets hope to preserve childhood home

 

Leader of Toronto 18 terror group denied release

 

Ottawa approves 3 supervised injection sites for B.C., 1 in Montreal

 

Two London, Ont. officers walk away from assault charge after judge blasts Crown over lack of evidence

 

Christy Clark gets 1st  chance to govern — but how long can it last?  (The BC election is over and Premier Christy Clark is back at work running the province. But things are far from normal.)

 

GTA home sales plunge as much as 61 per cent

 

Federal government anticipates $23-billion year-end deficit

 

Toronto braces for more rain with Lake Ontario at record-breaking levels 

 

 

CARIBBEAN

 

Puerto Rico's Worsening Economic Crisis

 

CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL AND PREVENTION (CDC)

 

Rate of Alzheimer's deaths up 54 pct. in 15 years: CDC

 

COMMUNIST CHINA 

 

China tightened border controls with North Korea, US diplomat says

 

COMMUNIST NORTH KOREA

 

US reaffirms all options open for North Korea

 

U.S., Japanese Leaders Agree to Enhance Sanctions Against North Korea

 

Kim's rocket men (Communist North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un is said to have handpicked the three men leading the country's missile program.)

 

 

CONGRESS

 

Another Democrat scandal: Major IT shakedown on the Hill filtered out by major media

 

More Fuel For The Regulatory Bonfire?

 

The case for tax and entitlement reform

 

 

CONGRESSIONAL BUDGET OFFICE (CBO)

 

A Grain of Salt on CBO  

Congressional report shows how premiums could change under 'Trumpcare'

 

 

COPORATE AMERICA

 

No, CEOs don't make 347 times more than American workers

 

COURTS

 

Michigan man sues Little Caesars over 'halal' pizza

 

Federal judge to mom: School ‘not…liable’ for secretly helping your son become ‘female’

 

SC man pleads guilty to killing 7

Trump’s Immigration Pre-Crime

The Fourth Circuit Distorts the Law to Defeat Trump’s Travel Ban

 

Appeals Court Rules Against Revised Trump Travel Ban

 

Judge: Homeowners' board may owe Christians punitive damages

 

Parent sue school district over anti-Islamophobia campaign

 

Texas execution drug supplier needs to be public: court

 

Three Nigerians Sentenced to Prison for Cyber Fraud Scheme

 

CRIME IN AMERICA

 

Man with guns, knives arrested at Phoenix Comicon

 

Two Anaheim high school students aged 16 and 17 are arrested for plotting gun and bomb attack on Instagram

 

Woman jumps on her car hood to stop thief

 

Four robbers dressed as construction workers raid Brooklyn jewelry store stealing '$800,000' in cash, gold and jewelry while one stands outside with a 'men at work' sign

 

12-year-old arrested for beating, trying to set elderly woman on fire

 

Men face hate crime charges after noose found outside school

 

Woman raped by worker at airport massage parlor: cops

 

‘I guess you are here for the opium’: Investigator stumbles across poppy plants worth $500 million  (Authorities say a grower with more than an acre of poppies in rural North Carolina thought prematurely that the jig was up and confessed, resulting in a massive opium bust.)

 

Fired female LAPD officer, 36, 'disguised herself as a man by painting on a fake beard to rob a bank' 

 

DEATH-PENALTY

 

Alabama executes man for 1982 murder-for-hire

 

Death row inmate faces 8th  execution date

 

DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL COMMITTEE (DNC)

 

Unity Tour: DNC Skewered for Montana Loss

 

Investigator: Cops hid evidence, halted Seth Rich probe

 

Breaking: GOP Lawmaker Calls for Federal Investigation of Seth Rich Murder

 

The conservative mind has become diseased

 

DNC calls for suspension of Kushner's security clearance amid FBI scrutiny

 

 

DEMOCRATS (MARXISTS)

 

Fmr. Dem Congressional Candidate Charged With DUI, Hitting Officer

 

DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

 

Trump’s Food Stamp Reform Would Close the Trap of Dependency

 

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

 

Trump admin considers shifting student debt from Education to Treasury: report

 

DEPARTMENT HOMELAND SECURITY

 

DHS: ‘We Are Watching a Number of Very, Very Sophisticated, Advanced Threats Right Now’

 

DHS Chief Says Something Disturbing About Terror Threat In U.S.

 

DHS Chief Kelly Hits Obama: 'We're Not Hiding Behind a Wall'

 

DHS chief says to expect ‘a lot more’ Manchester-style attacks

 

Democrats want Sheriff David Clarke blocked from DHS

 

 

DEPARTMENT OF INTERIOR

 

Trump's latest Interior Department pick is bursting with conflicts of interest and alternative facts

 

DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

 

Sessions Says DOJ Will Seek Supreme Court Review of Travel Ban  (US Attorney General Jeff Sessions)

 

Jeff Sessions addresses violent crime, gangs

 

Hill demands answers from Mueller (A growing number of key lawmakers in both parties are calling on Justice Department special counsel Robert Mueller to detail what specifically his Russia investigation is targeting, with one Democrat senator warning bluntly that failing to do so could jeopardize the criminal probe into President Donald Trump's former national security adviser Michael Flynn.)

 

Mueller emerges as gatekeeper on all Russia probes

 

DISNEY

 

Pirates is safe! Disney CEO says hackers' threat to release the film unless they were paid ransom was a fake

 

ECONOMY

 

Wall St. ends little changed ahead of holiday

 

U.S. Stocks Edge Higher, Dollar Gains as Oil Dips: Markets Wrap

 

Nasdaq, S&P 500 edge higher to close at records

 

Oil languishes after OPEC fails to deepen supply cuts, Asia stocks retreat

 

U.S. inflation path since 2012 is worrisome, policymaker says

 

Gold books highest settlement in a month, 3rd  straight weekly rise

 

GDP Increases 1.2% in First Quarter of 2017

 

US Stock Ownership Down Among All but Older, Higher-Income

 

Michael Steele on Zuckerberg’s Universal Income Idea: ‘Why Doesn’t He Start’ It

 

Treasury yields slip on the day, but halt weekly streak of declines

 

U.S. economy slowed less than expected in first quarter; outlook cloudier

 

When Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg sound the same dire warning about jobs, it’s time to listen

 

EDUCATION

 

U.S. diocese: Pope Francis ‘guided our work’ to allow Trans, LGBTQ students into schools

 

Pence tells Naval Academy graduates will be 'best friend' to armed forces (Vice-President Mike Pence)

 

Hunter College Offers 'Abolition of Whiteness' Class

 

Teacher Gives 7th  Grader 'Most Likely to Become A Terrorist' Award

 

Clinton has coughing fit during commencement speech: 'We’ll blame allergy instead of emotion'

 

Girl Gives Genius 'War Crimes' Response To Teacher Feedback Form

 

The 'Ideal' Teacher? It's All in Your Mind

 

Perceptions of Pathway Programs  (New commissioned research from NAFSA: Association of International Educators looks at perceptions of partnering with corporate providers to establish pathway programs for international students.)

 

The National Association of Scholars’ “Beach Books Report”  (College “Common Reading Programs” are as “progressive” as you think.)

 

German Universities Oppose  Plan to Compete on Teaching Quality

 

Hillary Clinton will headline her alma mater's commencement Friday

 

Student Aid Skirmish (Republicans in Congress press issue of improper payments by Department of Education and suggest possible subpoena of former student aid chief.)

 

Counting on Student Loan Forgiveness? Don't Bet on It

 

Questions on President's Future at Washington College

 

7 college dropouts who found fame and success

 

Students berate professor who refused to participate in no-whites ‘Day of Absence’

 

Ralliers decry CUNY’s selection of Muslim activist Linda Sarsour as graduation speaker

 

The Assault on Colleges — and the American Dream

 

How U.S. teens compare with their global peers in financial literacy

 

Special ed teacher's surprise brings student to tears

 

Family has no idea why principal killed himself in school parking lot

 

L.A. high school students stage walk-out after teen accuses another of rape

 

Mark Zuckerberg tells Harvard grads that automation will take jobs, and it’s up to millennials to create more

 

 

EGYPT

 

Egypt strikes 'terrorist camps' in Libya in response to attack on Coptic Christians

 

Attack in Egypt: Gunmen reportedly open fire on bus carrying Coptic Christians in Egypt, killing at least 23

 

Trump got Egypt to free an American prisoner. Here’s her story.

 

 

ELECTION 2016

 

Clinton on election loss: ‘I won’t lie, Chardonnay helped’

 

 

ENERGY

 

Oil prices rebound to pare weekly loss

 

Energy Prices

 

Here’s some bad news for oil in 2018

 

 

EUROPE

 

Counterterror systems are deficient across Europe

 

EUROPEAN UNION

 

European stocks close lower as oil, auto shares pull back

 

Poland Stands Up to EU on Forced Quotas: We’re Not Taking Your Migrants – Your Blackmail Won’t Work On Us

 

EUTHANASIA

 

Belgian bishops: No euthanasia in Catholic hospitals

 

FEDERAL BUDGET

 

Trump budget blasted as kid-killing -- seriously?

 

Trump Can’t Add Things Up  (The President is a man with a budget plan that nobody understands.)

 

Trump’s Budget Is American Caesarism

 

FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION (FBI) 

 

FBI probing attempted hack of Trump Organization, officials say

 

Breaking: Obama's FBI Passed Around Classified Information On American Citizens To People Outside Government

 

Alan Dershowitz: Kushner Probe Threatens America's Civil Liberties

 

Jared Kushner is under FBI scrutiny, new report alleges

 

Jared Kushner now a focus in Russia investigation

 

FBI investigating case of newlywed mom missing at sea

 

 

 

FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION (FCC)

 

FCC asked to remove fake comments on net neutrality

 

Group asks journalists to ask Internet companies if they are behind fake FCC comment onslaught

 

 

FEDERAL ELECTION COMMISSION (FEC)

 

FEC Complaint Filed Against Rob Quist for Illegal Coordination With Outside Group

 

FOREIGN POLICY

 

How Trump is channeling Eisenhower on Middle Eastern foreign policy

 

FRANCE

 

France vows to help Britain fight terror

 

Controversial French nutritionist Dukan releases book aimed at pregnant women

 

French winegrowers pin hopes on June bloom to save harvest

 

 

GERMANY

 

German FM hosts Iranian official calling for Israel's destruction

 

Merkel Land: Woman Shows Injuries After Being Beaten by Migrants

 

Obama Whines About Trump’s Border Wall to Merkel – As Workers Complete Wall Around His DC Home (German Chancellor Angela Merkel)

 

German Finance Minister on Manchester: Christians Can Learn from Muslim Migrants…

 

Juncker downplays Trump's rant against German cars  (European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker)

 

EU Human Rights Court takes on case of German reporter detained in Turkey: report

 

German map project to aid future rebirth of Aleppo

 

Skull found by schoolkids could unravel mystery of headless body in Cologne

 

President Trump calls Germans 'very bad' and promises to stop car imports: report

 

'The Germans Are Bad, Very Bad' (At a meeting with European Union leaders on Thursday, US President Donald Trump was sharply critical of Germany.)

 

GLOBAL WARMING

 

Climate Change Is Making It Harder to Sleep

 

Major Exxon Investor Warns Shareholders Not to Give In to Global Warming Hysteria

 

GOP

 

Hogan vetoes bill requiring employers to provide paid sick leave in Maryland  (Governor of Maryland Larry Hogan)

 

GROUP OF  SEVEN FINANCE MINISTERS AND CENTRAL BANK GOVERNORS (G-7)

 

Divisions between Trump, G7 ending hope for migrant crisis plan

 

G-7 Leaders Agree to Disagree

 

At G7, Trump Diverts Agenda Away from Climate and Toward Islamist Terrorism

 

President Trump attends G7 meetings in Italy

 

Trump: North Korea ‘A Particular Focus’ for G-7 Leaders at Summit

 

Trump under pressure on climate, migration at G7

 

Trump Rolls Into Awkward First G-7 Summit With Echoes of Reagan

 

HEALTH CARE

 

The Right to Health (Once something is a right, someone has to pay for it.)

 

One Year After Outbreak, U.S. Still Has No Ability to Contain Zika Virus

 

Mom's video of child paralyzed after tick bite goes viral

 

Drug addiction counselors overdose at treatment facility

 

 

HONG KONG

 

Chinese fighter jets buzz US Navy surveillance plane outside Hong Kong

 

HOTEL INDUSTRY

 

Hotel industry rests uneasily with growth of Airbnb and other short-term rental services

 

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

 

What Greg Gianforte's win in Montana taught Washington

 

Gianforte Campaign Raised Almost $100K -- AFTER Alleged Body-Slam of a Reporter

 

Montana's special election: 5 takeaways

 

Liberals React to Dem Loss in Montana

 

Dem Crank Says Losing to Republican after he Body-Slammed Reporter — is a BIG WIN for Democrats (Video)

 

Armed Services chair unveils $2.1B Asia-Pacific security bill

 

Five takeaways from the Montana special election

 

Chaffetz on Leaving Congress: ‘At Some Point, You’ve Got to Get Off This Crazy Train’  (US Representative of Utah Jason Chaffetz (R)

 

Many Democrats Agree That Losing In Montana Is Actually A Win

 

Gianforte wins: Montana House candidate facing assault charge wins special election

 

Rob Quist Dealt Blistering Defeat in Montana Special Election

 

Gianforte wins Montana's House seat, apologizes to reporter

 

Live coverage: Warning signs for Dems in tight Montana special election

 

House speaker calls Erdogan visit violence 'indefensible'  (Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-Wisconsin)/Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan)

 

Memo To GOP: Dems Didn't Waste Their Majority Playing It Safe

 

Speaker Ryan defends health care plan amid CBO score furor

 

Don’t Judge Montana for a Single Body Slam

 

Assault Charge Lifts Democrats’ Hopes in Montana Election

 

Arrogant Nancy Pelosi Dodges Questions About Pakistani IT Staffers Under Investigation (Video) (House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-California)

 

Pelosi: Gianforte is ‘a wannabe Trump’

 

Pelosi: Democrats Will Immediately Pass $15 Minimum Wage If They Take House

 

House Foreign Affairs Committee Condemns Attack by Turkish Personnel on Protesters in D.C.

 

Who is Greg Gianforte? In Montana, the Republican's outburst against reporter came as little surprise

 

As Montana polls close in House race involving candidate accused of assault, both sides see hope

 

Republicans relaunch effort to beat back pro-union laws

 

HURRICANES

 

How many major hurricanes are forecast for 2017

 

INDIA

 

India opens longest bridge on China border

 

India Being Pushed Towards Quasi-Presidential System, Says Arun Shourie

 

Cruise ship experience awaits Hajj pilgrims from India

 

Army kills 2 terrorists, foils Pak attack at LoC

 

Debate rages in India on IVF for women over 50

 

Indian acid-attack bride finds love from a wrong number

 

Terrorists attack Army patrol party in Pulwama

 

Government should initiate dialogue with Pakistan on Kashmir, says Sushil Kumar Shinde

 

Three Pakistani nationals arrested in Bengaluru for living under false identities

 

 

INDONESIA

 

Indonesia: 140 men arrested in raid on gay sauna

 

 

IRAN

 

Iran Announces Third Underground Ballistic Missile Factory

 

Hassan ‘The Facilitator’ Rouhani Wins Iran Election (Iranian President Hassan Rouhani)

 

Iranian President: ‘We Need Missiles’ to Confront Trump Admin, Enemies  

 

Lawmakers warn: Iran wants military base in Syria near Israel

 

 

ISRAEL

 

Israeli-“Palestinian” Arab Conflict Briefing     (Friday, May 26, 2017)

 

'Terror will be defeated if all countries work against it' (Israeli Prime Minister's Office condemns attack in Egypt, calls on all countries to unite to work against terrorism.)

 

On eve of Ramadan, some hunger strikers announce plans to fast during holy month

 

United Hatzalah surprises Ambassador Friedman  (United Hatzalah dedicates ambucycles to President Trump and Ambassador David Friedman.)

 

Talks said underway for possible pope visit to Israel to push peace

 

Hamas warns Israel of 'consequences' if electricity supply is reduced

 

Jason Greenblatt Tweets Rebuke to Hamas Over Holding Bodies of IDF Soldiers Goldin, Shaul

 

Slain US student’s mother to UN: PA must stop paying my son’s killer

 

'Netanyahu should have told the truth'  (Justice Minister says Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu missed his opportunity to tell US President two state solution is a fantasy, change paradigms of negotiations.)

 

Poll shows increased support for Netanyahu after Trump visit

 

Netanya Terrorist Dies from Wounds

 

Netanyahu returns to work after bladder stone ‘crushed’

 

EU condemns execution of suspected assassins of Mazen Fuqahaa in Gaza

 

Netanyahu to travel to Africa for second time in year

 

Bennett Protests New Concessions Transferring More Land to the Palestinian Authority, Calling it a Security Risk  (Israeli Education Minister and chairman of the Bayit Yehudi (Jewish Home) party Naftali Bennett)

 

UN fears Gaza energy crisis could spark fresh violence

 

Israeli forces detain 8, father of slain Palestinian in West Bank (Judea and Samaria) raids

 

Israel, Palestinians condemn attack on Egypt Christians as toll rises to 28

 

At Last: Foreign Ministry Completes Worldwide Distribution of ‘The Legality of Settlement’

 

Israel to ease access for Palestinians during Ramadan

 

50 years since 1967: What is the West Bank's (Judea and Samaria) real legal status?

 

Netanyahu: If Manchester jihadi had been Palestinian, his family would have been paid by PA (Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu)

 

The PA, UN, and Norway behind center named after terrorist murderer Dalal Mughrabi

 

Arafat duped Clinton. Will Abbas dupe Trump? (The late former “Palestinian” Authority Chairman Yasser Arafat/“Palestinian” Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas)

 

A $1.4 billion gamble on a new future for Palestinians

 

MARRIAGE

 

Get Married, Get Healthy? Maybe Not

 

MEDIA 

 

Far Left Censorship: Sean Hannity Advertisers Attacked

 

Vets Boycott USAA For Pulling Hannity Ads

 

Ex-Congressman Defends Republican Gianforte, Liberal CNN Panel ERUPTS! (Video)

 

Scarborough: Trump an ‘Ugly American’

 

Charles Krauthammer: Why Middle East Peace Starts In Saudi Arabia

 

Fox: Hannity Will Return to Show After Memorial Day Vacation

 

Mark Levin: Sean Hannity should consider suing Media Matters

 

CNN defends Jeff Sessions story after GOP lawmaker says it was retracted  (US Attorney General Jeff Sessions)

 

MEDICAID

 

Trump’s Budget Puts Medicaid on a Path to Long-Needed Reform

 

Hospitals urge Senate not to cut Medicaid

 

At Trump’s urging, states try to tilt Medicaid in conservative directions

 

MEMORIAL DAY

 

Memorial Day must honor all of America’s fallen

 

MEXICO

 

Mexico politician mocked for campaign hashtag '#campaignhashtag'

 

 

MIDDLE EAST

 

Saudi Arabia to provide 300,000 iftar meals to Syrians

 

What Bin Laden documents reveal about his relations with Qatar

 

Yemeni army closes in on presidential palace in Taiz

 

How Saudi Arabia played Donald Trump

 

Charles Krauthammer: Why Middle East Peace Starts In Saudi Arabia

 

How the world can prepare for the ‘day after’ the Islamic State

 

Saudi Arabia and UAE block Qatari media over incendiary statements

 

MILITARY

 

Huge investment in Navy shipyards drive economic turnaround

 

The U.S. Is Helping Allies Hide Civilian Casualties in Iraq and Syria

 

U.S. General Concerned About Russia's Arctic Military Buildup

 

The Location of America’s Nuclear Submarines Isn’t Really a Secret (Donald Trump’s mistake wasn’t lack of discretion. It was being too clever by half.)

 

Navy Warship Exercises Close to Chinese-Claimed Reef in S. China Sea

 

Pentagon confirms airstrike killed more than 100 civilians in Mosul, blames ISIS explosives

 

Fleet week -- your chance to say thanks to those who keep us safe

 

At Arlington's Flags-In, remembering and honoring the fallen

 

Soldiers given help 'seeing' their enemies

 

Proposed budget to cap next raise, hike retiree fees

 

Navy sailor killed at Pearl Harbor is finally to be laid to rest in family plot after DNA analysis identifies him

 

Mortuary employee under investigation for offering to show inspectors John Glenn's remains: Report

 

MISSILE DEFENSE

 

US plans first test of ICBM intercept, with N. Korea in mind

 

NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION (NASA)

 

Earth-size exoplanet probably too cold for life

 

Juno spacecraft reveals surprises about Jupiter

 

NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISER

 

Trump's Allies, Convicted of High Crimes Without a Trial  (Maybe former White House National Security Adviser General Michael T Flynn committed treason. But so far no one has presented any evidence, just innuendo. That's not justice.)

 

NEW ZEALAND

 

New Zealand launches into space race with 3D-printed rocket

 

 

NORTH ATLANTIC TREATY ORGANIZATION (NATO)

 

NATO Alliance Members Fighting Trump Not Terrorism

 

The Importance of President Trump’s Speech to NATO

 

Former WH photographer mocks Trump with photo of Obama NATO meeting

 

New NATO Headquarters Cost $1.23 Billion

 

President Trump shoved the Montenegro prime minister at NATO

 

#Fakenews Update: Trump Did Not SHOVE Montenegro Leader – Protocol Puts US in Front Row – Montenegro Is NOT a NATO Member

 

Trump’s shove of NATO member goes viral

 

Did Trump Just Save NATO By Shaming It?

 

Trump lectures NATO, unsettles allies

 

What NATO members are really spending

 

More funds expected to flow to NATO after Trump’s blunt rebuke to allied leaders

 

In Words, and Actions, Tough Posturing From Trump to Allies

 

Leading from the side: Trump waffles again on U.S. commitments

 

NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION

 

America's nuclear safety plans are based on 'flawed analysis' and a single waste fire could spread radioactive material throughout an area twice the size of New Jersey, researchers warn

 

PAKISTAN

 

Beijing raps Pakistan on Chinese nationals' safety

 

Pakistani University Reopens After Closure Prompted By Student Lynching

 

PHILIPPINES

 

Philippines’ Duterte makes rape joke for martial law troops (President Rodrigo Duterte)

 

ISIS Terrorists Go On Rampage In Philippines, Kidnap And Massacre Nine Christians As President Declares Martial Law

 

Philippines:  'Foreign Fighters' Invade Marawi

 

RUSSIA

 

Human Rights Watch Confirms Torture, Abuse Of Gay Men By Chechen Authorities

 

Newest Russian helicopter takes to the sky for 1st  time (Video)

 

Russian, French top diplomats discuss preparations for Putin’s visit to France  (Russian President Vladimir V Putin)

 

Moscow comments on Tallinn’s move to expel Russian diplomats

 

Official: Trump 'looking at' future of US sanctions on Russia

 

Kremlin suspects Trump played 'Russia threat' card to make NATO allies cough up 'dues'

 

Fox News Poll: Is Russia friend or foe? Voters say foe, think Trump says friend

 

Russian, French top diplomats discuss preparations for Putin’s visit to France

 

Ex-Clinton aide rips Russia for using her name in documents

 

Remains of ancient sea monster found on the banks of the Volga River

 

Russia's Next-Gen Military Satellite Launched Atop Soyuz-2.1b Carrier - MoD

 

SCIENCE

 

How did whales get so big, so fast? Paleontologists say they’ve figured it out.

 

 

SECOND AMENDMENT

 

Arizona gun laws in L.A.? It could happen

 

 

SENATE

 

Kerry Fuming as Senate Committee Imposes New Sanctions on Iran over Ballistic Missiles  (Former US Secretary of State John Kerry )

 

Senate Dems eyeing 2020 tell Trump ‘hell no’

 

Sens submit bill to 'Hack the DHS'

 

Republicans go to battle over pre-existing conditions

 

Franken Compares Trump to O.J. Simpson in New Memoir  (US Senator of Minnesota Al Franken (D)

 

Author of Hillbilly Elegy encouraged to run for senate: report

 

22 GOP senators want US out of Paris climate accord

 

Lawmakers reintroduce measure to lift Cuba travel restrictions

 

Senator's findings: Wounded Warrior Project on the right track after addressing problems

 

GOP senators say tough report complicates health care bill

 

Senate gears up for fight on Trump's $110B Saudi Arabia arms sale

 

Senate panel could pass new Russia sanctions this summer

 

Senate Republicans likely to change custom that allows Democrats to block judicial choices

 

Senate Intel heads get broad subpoena power in Russia probe

 

Majority of Senate supports Cuban tourism bill

 

SOUTH KOREA 

 

Gov't to Hire 12,000 More Public Servants

 

[Exclusive] Foreign teachers accuse school of illegal wage skimming

 

USFK Chief Defends THAAD Deployment

 

 

SPORTS

 

Rev. Graham Scolds Patriots, 1st NFL Team to Sponsor 'Gay Bowl'

 

Why So Many Americans Love The Indy 500

 

A service dog in the dugout at UNC baseball

 

Kaepernick's ex-teammate changes tone on protest

 

NHL Scoreboard

 

NBA Scoreboard

 

MLB Scoreboard

 

SRI LANKA

 

Floods, landslides kill at least 91 in Sri Lanka

 

STATES

 

Medical helicopter crashes in Delaware

 

The 'super governor' New York doesn't need   (Governor of New York Andrew M Cuomo (D)

 

STATE DEPARTMENT

 

State Dept: Muslim Brotherhood Terror Cell Threatens U.S. Cairo Embassy

 

Visas to Muslim-majority countries down 20 percent

 

Rex Tillerson: U.S. takes 'full responsibility' for Manchester leaks  (US Secretary of State Rex W Tillerson)

 

Colin Powell: American Leadership — We Can’t Do It for Free  (Former US Secretary of State Colin Powell; President Trump’s proposed cuts in diplomacy and aid would hurt America and its allies.)

 

SUPREME COURT 

 

U.S. Supreme Court grants temporary stay of execution for Alabama's 'Houdini of death row'

 

 

SYRIA

 

New US-led Syria strike said to kill 80 relatives of IS fighters

 

US and Iran edge closer to confrontation in Syria

 

Bangladesh removes ‘un-Islamic’ statue after protests

 

Monitor: Air strikes kill 35 civilians in ISIS-held Syria town

 

Two Days of Air Strikes Kill 50 Civilians in Eastern Syria

 

Syrian airfield hit by US is back in use: report

 

TAIWAN

 

NIA busts alleged child-smuggling ring

 

Most of Asia Unlikely to Follow Taiwan on Same-Sex Marriage

 

Government raises GDP growth forecast to 2.05%

 

US hikes duty on CSC plates to 75.42%

 

Ban on Chinese human rights violators mulled

 

Cram-school rule changes pass third reading

 

Environmentalists call for higher air pollution taxes

 

TELEVISION

 

Huckabee gets new show on TBN

 

TERRORISM

 

San Bernardino terror attack: Police describe gun battle with terrorist couple

 

Raymond Ibrahim Video: The History of Islamic Jihad

 

Minnesota Muslim released despite grenade, bomb materials found

 

TREASURY DEPARTMENT

 

`Mnuchin Rule' Against Wealthy Tax Cuts Comes Back to Bite Him   (Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin)

 

 

TURKEY

 

Turkey rejects U.S. Congress' resolution on protest violence

 

Stadiums in Turkey to no longer be called ‘arena,’ Erdoğan instructs minister (Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan)

 

Missing British woman sought by Interpol spotted in Turkish resort of Marmaris

 

Demonstrations featuring singing banned in Ankara

 

Panel report blames Gülen for July 2016 coup, cites intel agency negligence

 

Turkey seeks compromise over Russian ban on its tomatoes

 

Court demands justice ministry to strip Fethullah Gülen of Turkish citizenship

 

4,000 judges and prosecutors dismissed, justice minister says

 

ISIL militants killed in Ankara were in same ‘sleeper cell’ as Istanbul nightclub attacker

 

Turkey’s fertility rate falls to critical level of 2.1 for first time since WWI

 

Turkey to introduce ‘w,’ ‘x,’ ‘q’ in primary curriculum

 

Turkish Foreign Ministry criticizes US resolution over Washington brawl

 

Turkish military stages major operation against PKK in southeast

 

828 soldiers affected by infection in military barracks: Turkish Health Ministry

 

Turkish economic confidence hits 2-year high

 

Turkey’s Tightrope Dance  (The uncertain future of US-Turkish relations.) 

 

UNIONS

 

Ending the Obama labor board majority

 

 

UNITED KINGDOM (BRITAIN)

 

FTSE 100 notches a record, as pound falls below $1.28

 

Pound slides after poll shows conservatives’ lead shrinking

 

'Large part of network' behind Manchester bombing arrested

 

Manchester suicide bomber spoke with brother 15 minutes before attack

 

UK: Muslim leaders in Manchester, site of jihad massacre, claim rise in “Islamophobia”

 

Manchester Suicide Bomber’s Sister: He Did It Out of “Love for Islam”

 

UK: Muslim plotted jihad massacre at railway with bomb made of Christmas lights and pressure cooker

 

Muslim spokesman Mohammed Shafiq blames UK government for Manchester jihad massacre

 

Trump, May reaffirm plans for US-UK trade deal (British Prime Minister Theresa May)

 

UK police arrest 9th man in concert bombing investigation

 

Corbyn under fire for implying UK wars are inviting terrorism

 

Manchester attack: Ex-CIA officer says publication of leaked pics 'goes too far'

 

Another arrest made in connection with Manchester attack

 

Unadulterated Evil: Remembering Manchester

 

Brits make progress in Manchester probe, but not enough

 

UK resumes sharing Manchester intel with US despite leaks

 

Theresa May: Online extremism 'must be tackled'  (British Prime Minister Theresa May)

 

Manchester attack: Fears over 'second bomb' after police find huge chemical explosive cache in Salman Abedi raid

 

Britain Asks if It Could Have Stopped Manchester Bomber

 

Manchester bombing: eight men arrested in dramatic armed raids as police race against the clock

 

'Extremely dangerous' if US and UK can't share intel, says Senator

 

Manchester Islamist After Suicide Bombing: Being Racist as Bad as Being a Terrorist Killer (Video)

 

Jeremy Corbyn suggests Britain's wars abroad to blame for Manchester suicide bombing

 

Neighbors saw concert bomber in monk-like robe months before attack

 

Tony Blair was 'go-between' for Chinese tycoon sought by Interpol as bribe suspect (Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair)

 

Debris found after Mull of Kintyre aircraft crash

 

Manchester bombing survivor says phone saved her life

 

Three men charged with terror offences in connection with UK plot

 

Piers Morgan: Yes, American leaks are bloody annoying but the blame for missing the glaring red flags that should have identified the Manchester bomber before he could commit mass-murder lie much closer to home 

 

Queen condemns 'wicked' Manchester attack

 

Police fear a SECOND bomb made by Manchester Arena suicide attacker is in the hands of his accomplices as they carry out raids across Britain to destroy the jihadi network

 

How Obama’s ‘smart power’ helped seed the Manchester attack

 

RAF crew write 'Love from Manchester' on side of Paveway bomb on its way to blast ISIS targets in Syria

 

School spending to fall by 7 per cent if Conservatives win election, Institute for Fiscal Studies says

 

Scotland Church takes step towards conducting same-sex marriages

 

Manchester bombing’s Libya roots: another mess Obama left for Trump

 

Cyprus UK government loses appeal against case of refugees at base

 

Scottish Police Authority chairman loses confidence of MSPs

 

Migration Surge in Poles leaving UK since Brexit vote

 

Why terrorists love to target concerts

 

Nicola Sturgeon: Politicians ‘united in defence of democracy’  (Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon)

 

Schools 'worse off under Conservatives'

 

Picture of the final victim: Photograph emerges of schoolgirl Megan Hurley, 15, as her parents remain at her brother's bedside as he recovers from the blast 

 

UNITED NATIONS

 

Trump's Budget Seeks Big Cuts to UN Funding

 

UNITED STATES

 

Drug addicts offered $300 for long-term sterilization

 

WHITE HOUSE

 

President Donald J. Trump’s Weekly Address

 

Daily Presidential Tracking Poll

 

Despite Allegations, No Evidence of Trump–Russia Collusion Found

 

Steve Bannon to head Trump's Russia war room of legal 'A-Team,' street fighters and surrogates

 

White House adviser clarifies Trump criticism of Germany

 

Boehner: Trump has been a 'complete disaster'   (Former Speaker of the House John A Boehner (R-Ohio)

 

Trump wishes Muslims 'joyful' Ramadan, as Boehner calls him almost total disaster

 

US Intelligence Leaks Are Threatening National Security. Here’s What the White House Can Do.

 

Meet the real Jared Kushner

 

US President Can't Escape Troubles on the Road

 

Trump's limited ability to express himself reveals much larger deficiencies

 

Big-time backlash: When all polling on Donald Trump is dismissed as fake

 

Trump fulfills ambitious agenda on first trip abroad, eclipsing Obama’s record during first year

 

The Flynn Affair  (Why has President Trump remained so loyal to Michael Flynn?)

 

Trump takes a moment to brag that less than half the country thinks he’s doing a good job

 

'Deep state' leakers undercut country in their zeal to hurt a president

 

European Visits by Trump and Obama: a Study in Contrasts

 

Video=> Total Class Act! Melania Trump Speaks Italian with Hospitalized Children in Rome

 

Trump and Melania finally decide to hold hands

 

The media are totally trolling Trump on Russia

 

Trump’s foreign trip will have dangerous consequences. They’ve already begun.

 

 

 

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