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Tuesday, June 5, 2018

 

CELEBRATING 241 YEARS OF LIBERTY AND FREEDOM  

 

 

 

In Today’s Issue: 

 

ABORTION

 

Gallup Poll Shows Americans Still Pro-Life as People Say Abortion is Morally Wrong

 

Christian Ethicist Says to Trust Women on Abortion

 

Obama HHS Abortion Mandate Suffers Another Defeat, Can’t Force Christian Colleges to Fund Abortions

 

SCOTUS ruling on undocumented teen’s abortion isn’t exactly a win for Trump

 

In Immigrant Teen's Abortion Case, Supreme Court Sides With Trump Administration and Texas

 

This Company Incinerates Bodies of Unborn Babies Killed in Abortions as Late as 30 Weeks

 

Anti-abortion group finds new site across street from proposed South Bend abortion clinic

 

Planned Parenthood Abortion Clinics Have Failed 14 Pennsylvania Health Inspections Since 2017

 

Ontario election: Pro-life group releases list of supportable candidates

 

YouTube Shut Down a Pro-Life Group’s Account, But Backtracked When Its Attorneys Got Involved

 

Pro-Abortion Politicians Try to Shout Down Pro-Life MPs Speaking Against Legalizing Abortion

 

Debate on Abortion in Northern Ireland Was Trojan Horse for Legalizing Abortion Up to Birth Throughout UK

 

Father Seen in Public With 2-Year-Old Triples for First Time Since Trying to Pressure Surrogate to Abort One

 

Thousands of Radical Feminists March in Argentina to Demand Free Abortions

 

Karen Bradley says Northern Ireland abortion law should not be imposed

 

Irish Voters File Lawsuits Challenging Results of Referendum Legalizing Abortion, Allege Massive Voter Fraud

 

Abortion Debate Could Destabilize May's Fragile Commons Majority (Northern Ireland)

 

Politician Pushing to Legalize Abortion in Northern Ireland Says Killing Babies is “About Dignity”

 

AFGHANISTAN

 

A Reasonable Case To Convict US of War Crimes in Afghanistan

 

 

AFRICA

 

Muslims Attack And Declare Jihad Against Christians In Uganda For Preaching Christianity To Muslims

 

Ramadan in Niger: Muslims murder 10 people with jihad suicide bombings at rival mosque

 

ANTI-SEMITISM

 

Louis Farrakhan warns against ‘Satanic Jews’ in Chicago speech

 

Seattle Jewish cemetery files claim with city over homeless damage

 

Sign at future San Diego Jewish center vandalized with threatening graffiti

 

Islamic Anti-Semitism is Really Islamic Imperialism

 

AUSTRALIA 

 

Australian Market Declines Ahead Of RBA Decision

 

Australian dollar charges higher

 

Muslim Woman Who Converted For Her Husband Abandons Islam, Her Own Sons Are Now Trying To Hunt Her Down And Murder Her

 

State rents classrooms from Catholics amid student boom

 

Australia: Muslims plotted jihad mass murder on airplane with bombs hidden in Barbie doll

 

CANADA

 

TSX up slightly due to materials sector, loonie lower

 

Expect disagreements over tariffs at G7 summit: Canada official

 

IMF expects Canadian economy to slow in face of greater external risks

 

Canada Free Press columnist Michael Fumento freed from Colombia jail, but his troubles are not over

 

Senate vote on changes to marijuana legalization bill looms amid resistance

 

B.C. woman says she was driving when poop from a plane fell through her sunroof and into her eyes

 

Toronto police staff sergeant denies commenting on female officer’s weight

 

Tim Harper: Trudeau’s “Trump management” to be tested at summit  (Canadian Prime Minister Prime Minister Justin Trudeau)

 

B.C. court orders stripper to repay $1.3M to 'sugar daddy'

 

How Kathleen Wynne’s Liberals secretly helped kill the Scarborough LRT

 

Que. minister wants discussion after teen forced to wear bra in school

 

Hockey Night in Canada wants Bob Cole back but broadcast icon isn’t talking

 

New Brunswick issues a clarification: Rainbow crosswalks are OK after all

 

Trudeau tells premiers U.S. tariffs ‘unacceptable’ as Trump’s G7 looms

 

Ontario teacher's licence suspended for two months after telling student to 'lick me where I fart'

 

Toronto planning to allow photo radar outside all elementary schools

 

 

CENTRAL AMERICA

 

Guatemalan Families Continue Search for Victims After Volcano Eruption

 

 

CHRISTIANITY

 

Christian soccer player: I was being ‘obedient’ to God by refusing rainbow LGBT jersey

 

COMMUNIST CHINA 

 

What can the Vatican gain from an agreement with communist China?

 

China Offers to Boost U.S. Goods Purchases by $25 Billion

 

U.S. Is Finalizing Deal to Help Revive China’s ZTE

 

China Flight Tests New Multi-Warhead ICBM

 

COMMUNIST NORTH KOREA

 

Trump Sparks Fears of Weakening Sanctions Against N.Korea

 

Dennis Rodman will be in Singapore for Trump-Kim summit

 

NK, US leaders may have multiple summits

 

CONGRESS

 

Are Dems Blowing It?

 

 

COPORATE AMERICA

 

Tesla CEO Musk rebuffs shareholder rebellion

 

Costco Execs Owe Their Workers A Giant-Sized Apology In Addition To Those Raises

 

Starbucks Executive Chairman Howard Schultz to Step Down, Mulls Entering Politics

 

COURTS

 

Weinstein Co. Must Face Sexual Harassment Suit, Judge Rules  

 

Mother sentenced to 20 years for trading daughters for sex and cash

 

Pardoned Sailor Files Lawsuit Against Obama, Comey for Unequal Prosecution of Clinton Email Case

 

California Man Pleads Guilty to ISIS Planned Attack

 

CRIME IN AMERICA

 

Ariz. killing spree suspect ranted about divorce in YouTube videos

 

Pro wrestler fatally shot wife before killing himself: cops

 

Texas firefighter arrested after new wife discovers he's already married to multiple women

 

'Swatting' call made to Parkland activist David Hogg's home

 

Elementary teacher caught in classroom sex romp denies wrongdoing: ‘I am doing this on my own time’

 

Sex offender caught after swiping 7-month-old girl from mother in Virginia

 

CYBER ATTACK

 

Hack of DNA Website Exposes Data From 92 Million User Accounts

 

DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL COMMITTEE (DNC)

 

DNC official Keith Ellison running for Minnesota AG, may step down from party role (Democratic National Committee Deputy Chairman Keith Ellison)

 

 

DEMOCRATS (MARXISTS)

 

'Abject disaster': Bill Clinton in book-tour 'meltdown'

 

Texas Dem Candidate for Governor Has Yet to Run Single Facebook Ad

 

Clinton clarifies his comments about Lewinsky

 

Newly Arrived New Hampshire Resident, Dem Candidate to Attend Fundraisers in Illinois

 

DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

 

Team Mueller’s Illegal, Unethical Hunt for the President’s Scalp (Justice Department special counsel former FBI Director Robert Mueller)

 

Trump takes aim at Sessions in tweet  (US Attorney General Jeff Sessions)

 

Feds Prosecuting More Border Crossers, Analysis Shows

 

 

ECONOMY

 

Nasdaq logs back-to-back records as tech stocks rally, but Dow, S&P 500 lag

 

Late Push Sends Nasdaq to Record High; Bonds Gain: Markets Wrap

 

S&P 500 edges up, Nasdaq hits record on strong economic data

 

Gold settles higher and reclaims $1,300 level

 

Women could add about $3 trillion to U.S. stocks over next decade, says S&P Global

 

Euro climbs on ECB hopes; Nafta comments weigh on loonie, peso

 

Asian markets mostly close higher; trade concerns linger

 

Global shares bounce back on strong China economic data

 

Cryptos stage rally as bitcoin volatility gauge touches 1-year low

 

 

EDUCATION

 

Politics and Free Speech at Dartmouth

 

Why Do Colleges Keep Failing to Prevent Abuse?

 

Study: Catholic Schools Teach Self-Discipline

 

‘Making Sense of the College Curriculum’

 

J Street Chapters Aiding BDS Campaigns on Campuses

 

Bill de Blasio's schools plan is brutally unjust  (Mayor of New York City Bill de Blasio(D)

 

Campus Politics and the English Language

 

New York Times leaves out a lot in teachers exposé

 

What Budget Cuts Mean for 3rd  Graders in a Rural School

 

Oregon State University: Students asked not to eat in “shared spaces” during Ramadan so as to avoid offending Muslims

 

EGYPT

 

Editor Of Egyptian Daily: The Escalation In The Gaza Strip And The U.S. Embassy's Move To Jerusalem Have Changed Nothing In Egypt's Position On Israel

 

 

ELECTION 2018

 

California primary to decide which two candidates for governor will make November ballot

 

Why Is The California Primary So Weird?

 

Win or Lose, Primaries Are a Big Deal for Women

 

News 'fatigue' hits Americans, mostly Republicans

 

8 states vote in key primary elections

 

Democrats Prop Up GOP Candidates in California’s Unpredictable Jungle Primary

 

ENERGY

 

Oil prices climb, ending a 3-session skid

 

Energy Prices

 

 

ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA)

 

Pruitt enlisted EPA aide to help his wife inquire about opening a Chick-fil-A  (Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt)

 

EUROPE 

 

Prager U Video: The Suicide of Europe

 

EUROPEAN UNION

 

European stocks end lower amid fresh Italian jitters; Tech shares hit 17-year high

 

New Italian Interior Minister Salvini Tells Migrants To ‘Pack Your Bags’- The Reality Is It’s Not Going To Happen

 

European Union On The Run

 

Italy and the End of the Euro

 

European Investment Bank balks at proposal to offset U.S. Iran sanctions

 

FOREIGN AID

 

The Cronyism Grown Into U.S. Food Aid

 

FRANCE

 

Immigration reforms: France to offer refugees 400 hours of French lessons

 

French rail and air strikes: Will France be spared a summer of transport misery?

 

Calls with Trump 'like making sausage,' says France's Macron (French President Emmanuel Macron)

 

GERMANY

 

Muslim attacker to Jew in Germany: 'Berlin is our city now'

 

Switch to e-cars will cost Germany 75,000 jobs, study finds

 

Calls grow for US ambassador to be expelled from Germany

 

Germany Is Far Removed From Its Dark Past, But Its Iran Policy Is Sordid

 

German neo-Nazi trial: Defense calls for release of suspect

 

GOOGLE

 

Google Is Pushed to Tie Executive Pay to Progress on Diversity

 

HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

 

8 Reasons to Still Hate Obamacare

 

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

 

Democrats Target House Seats in California, New Jersey, Iowa

 

California Democrats Try to Stay in Play for G.O.P.-Held Districts

 

Democrats midterm House push faces biggest test yet with California primaries

 

IMMIGRATION

 

'Sanctuary' NYC released 440 'dangerous' illegals


IMMIGRATION AND CUSTOMS ENFORCEMENT (ICE) 

 

DACA fix will spur new wave of illegal immigration, ICE chief says

 

INDIA 

 

Hindu Terrorists Gather Near Catholic Church, Stomp On Image Of Pope Francis, Pledge To Expel All Christians From India

 

Why are Indian farmers protesting?

 

India vows to ban all single-use plastics by 2022

 

Amazon is reportedly upping its investment in India by $2 billion

 

INDONESIA

 

U.S. Hunger For Opioid Alternative Drives Boom in Borneo Jungle

 

INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICES (IRS)

 

U.S. retailers, restaurants say tax law 'drafting error' delays investments

 

IRAN

 

Iran to increase uranium enrichment. US-Israeli strike on nuclear facilities comes closer

 

Iran tells UN it will hike uranium enrichment capacity

 

ISLAM

 

Robert Spencer video: CAIR enraged by ROTC exercise featuring jihadis as enemies

 

Muslim leader ordered churches demolished, wooden images of devils nailed to doors of Christians’ houses

 

ISRAEL

 

Israeli-“Palestinian” Arab Conflict Briefing    (Tuesday, June 5, 2018)

 

Argentina cancels Israel soccer friendly following Palestinian pressure

 

Terror plot to assassinate Netanyahu, Jerusalem mayor foiled  (Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu)

 

In France, Netanyahu predicts collapse of Iran deal under US sanctions pressure

 

Watch: Netanyahu, Macron Agree to Disagree on Iran, Gaza Border Violence  (French President Emmanuel Macron)

 

Macron: US embassy move to Jerusalem behind Gaza violence

 

After Mahmoud Abbas’ Recovery, PLO Charts Path Forward  (“Palestinian” Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas)

 

Firefighters battle a wave of incendiary kite blazes in Gaza border area

 

Women’s March Founder: Israel’s Creation A Human Rights Crime

 

Desalination isn’t the magic bullet, Water Authority warns Israelis

 

Catholic Priest Attacked in Bethlehem after Giving Refuge to Tourists

 

Despite embassy relocation, Trump signs presidential waiver

 

Gaza and Hamas

 

Macron: It is impossible to rejoice over US Embassy relocation

 

Hamas ditches ‘Naksa Day' for Iran-backed ‘Quds Day’ this week

 

Egypt radio announcer who claimed troops had reached Tel Aviv in 1967 dies

 

Israel orders evacuation of 5 families in Jordan Valley for military exercises

 

IDF Probe Finds Gazan Nurse Not Intentionally Shot  (Israel Defense Forces)

 

Palestinian man succumbs to wounds in sustained during May 14 Gaza protests

 

Israeli Embassy Flag at Half- Mast in Guatemala as Rescuers Search for Survivors of Fuego Volcano Eruption

 

Palestinians commemorate 51st  anniversary of Naksa

 

Israeli forces detain 12 Palestinians in overnight raids

 

As far as Hamas is concerned, Israel was deterred  

 

Imam banned from Facebook for mocking Hamas and “peaceful Palestinian protests”

 

Arab Writers: Hamas Is Responsible For Return March Fatalities, Is Trading In Palestinian Blood To Serve Iran's Interests; It Must Relinquish Power In Gaza

 

JORDAN

                                                                                                                                                  

Jordan protests resume despite resignation of embattled PM

 

LEBANON

 

Hariri: Saudi Arabian Crown Prince's support pivotal to Lebanon stability

 

LIBERALISM

 

Western Liberals and Religious Tests for High Office

 

MALAYSIA

 

Malaysia’s new Prime Minister: “We will not do anything contrary to Islam”

 

MEDIA 

 

Wall Street Journal Replaces Top Editor, Who Faced Unrest

 

MEDICARE

 

Medicare Fund Falls Short in 2026, Sooner Than Last Forecast

 

MEXICO

 

Mexico Says It’s Fighting Back as Billions in U.S. Tariffs Hit

 

MIDDLE EAST

 

‘Buying arms is a sovereign decision’ – Qatar FM rejects alleged Saudi threats over S-400 deal

 

Saudi Arabia's King Salman receives Libya's Al-Sarraj

 

MILITARY

 

Virginia: Muslim who tried to join U.S. military to imitate Fort Hood jihadi gets 5 years for lying on applications

 

Ex-DIA Official Charged as Beijing Spy Used Chinese Cell Phones

 

Vandals desecrate Fort McMurray war memorial for Afghanistan vets

 

PAKISTAN

 

Pakistani military says 'no space for war' with India

 

World Bank asks Pakistan to stop pursuing water dispute with India at ICA

 

Pakistani journalist critical of army released after abduction

 

World Bank wants Pakistan to accept ‘neutral expert’ in dam dispute  

 

PHARMACEUTICAL INDUSTRY

 

Mylan CEO on Inflating EpiPen Prices: I Wasn’t Going to Apologize ‘for Operating in the System’

 

RADIO

 

Sicko David Frum Fantasizes About Trump Hitting Melania

 

RUSSIA

 

Putin Invites Kim Jong-un to Russia  (Russian President Vladimir V Putin/Communist North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un)

 

At St. Petersburg International Economic Forum – Part II: Putin: 'Europe Depends On The U.S. In Terms Of Security – But There Is No Need To Worry, We Can Help With Security'; Macron: 'We Really Need To Build A Useful World Order'

 

‘Only world leader I celebrated my birthday with’ – Putin reveals his relationship with Xi Jinping

 

Putin says he talks to Trump regularly

 

No need for Europe to buy US gas at triple the price, will continue imports from Russia – Austria

 

U.S. Pushes NATO Allies to Ready Forces Against Russian Threat

 

Russia In The World – Russia-France Relations – Macron: 'Our Dialogue With Russia Is One Link In This Independent Policy, As Well As Our Belonging To Democratic And Sovereign Europe – Just Like Our Alliance With The U.S.'

 

SCIENCE

 

Easter Island mystery solved: How huge stone 'hats' were placed on famous ancient statues 

 

SECOND AMENDMENT

 

New Jersey and Gun Control

 

Guns and Past Vs. Present Americans

 

Gun Sales Set Record Again in May

 

SENATE

 

Congress likely won’t approve a new NAFTA in 2018, U.S. senator says

 

Republican Senators Warn Trump Not to Obstruct Justice or Pardon Himself  

 

McConnell Cancels August Recess Over ‘Historic Obstruction by Senate Democrats’ (Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Kentucky)

 

Schumer Won’t Say Whether Clintons Are Helpful to Dems (Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-New York)

 

SOCIAL SECURITY

 

Social Security is forced to tap into its trust fund for the first time in 36 years

 

SOUTH KOREA 

 

Early Heat Wave Pushes up Sales of Air Conditioners

 

Korea attracts $500m from Chinese investors in chips, bio, cars

 

Think Tank Urges Slowdown of Minimum Wage Hike

 

Korean gov't rejects visa request from same-sex marriage couple

 

Political hate crimes spike as elections near

 

SPORTS

 

How LeBron James and Stephen Curry explain politics

 

LeBron James: Cavs and Warriors Will Boycott White House Invite if They Win NBA Finals 

 

MLB Scoreboard

 

NHL Scoreboard

 

 

STATES

 

How the Ice Age Shaped New York

 

Cuomo unloads a $15M failure onto upstate New York  (Governor of New York Andrew M Cuomo (D)

 

New law bans shower, laundry on same day(California)

 

State collects $4 million in illegal taxes, won't give it back(Pennsylvania)

 

Michigan Surplus Revenue Targeted for Infrastructure, Schools

 

Explosion rocks Hawaii's Kilauea volcano, sending ash 1 mile high

 

Hawaii lava destroys 159 homes as more evacuations could be imminent

 

SUICIDES

 

Fashion designer Kate Spade, sister-in-law of comic David Spade, dead in apparent suicide

 

SUPREME COURT 

 

Masterpiece Cakeshop Is a Setback for Liberty

 

Masterpiece Cakeshop Ruling Looks Tasty But Is Only Half-Baked… Meantime

 

Supreme Court Decision On Rights Was Correct, But Half-Baked

 

SCOTUS: Discriminate Against Christians, Subtly

 

Religious Liberty Takes the Cake

 

Religious Liberty Groups Praise Supreme Court

 

SYRIA

 

US boycotts world disarmament body over Syria presidency

 

Rights group: US coalition killed hundreds of civilians in Syria’s Raqqa

 

Jordan king’s letter of appointment highlights economic peril

 

TAIWAN

 

White House presses US airlines to resist Beijing over Taiwan

 

Taiwan F-16 fighter jet crashes during military drills simulating Chinese attack

 

Qantas CEO: We're complying with China's demand on Taiwan

 

Qantas defends listing Taiwan as part of China

 

China rebukes Taiwan president for Tiananmen comments

 

TERRORISM

 

Muslim YouTube user arrested after livestreaming bomb threat hoax at University of Washington

 

THAILAND

 

Tourists exposed to harmful latex in Thailand

 

TRADE

 

Trump wants separate trade pacts with Canada, Mexico, as chances of NAFTA deal 'fall through the floor'


Billionaire brothers launch multimillion-dollar campaign on Trumps' tariffs

 

TURKEY

 

Trump Administration to Send Turkey Advanced War Fleet Amid Threats to Hit Israel

 

YPG announces withdrawal after US-Turkey deal

 

Why Turkey’s military is not what it used to be

 

Turkish Twitter Posts Praise Adolf Hitler: 'I Wish He Had Killed All Of Them'

 

 

UNITED KINGDOM (BRITAIN)

 

FTSE 100 falls from 2-week high as British pound rises, RBS shares slump

 

UK Economy Warms up After Winter Slump, Brexit Worries Remain

 

Britain clears way for Murdoch to battle Comcast for Sky

 

UK: Firefighter suspended for expressing support for Tommy Robinson

 

Doctor Who Accidentally Decapitated Premature Baby Inside His Mother’s Womb Cleared of Wrongdoing

 

UK’s Independent laments: “Far-right nationalists are winning elections or gaining new ground across Europe”

 

UNITED STATES

 

Confronting Scandal, Miss America Contest Drops Swimsuit Event

 

Giant beast kills pastor during baptism as horrified witnesses watch

 

WHITE HOUSE

 

Daily Presidential Tracking Poll

 

'Demented' media jumps shark with wild speculation president beat Melania during surgery recovery

 

Trump counter-programs after disinviting Eagles from White House

   

"So many lies": Player fact-checks Trump after Eagles are snubbed

 

White House confirms tentative schedule for US-NK summit

 

Inside Trump’s snub of the Philadelphia Eagles

 

NFL players rip into Trump after he disinvited Eagles from White House

 

Trump and His Team Embrace a Vision of Vast Executive Power

 

Sanders gets in heated exchange with reporter over anthem protests(White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders)

 

NFL players rip into Trump after he disinvited Eagles from White House

 

White House Celebration Goes On, Without the Eagles

 

Kathy Griffin Defends Image of Her Holding Decapitated Head of President Trump: “I Stand By That Photo”

 

Trump, battling against Mueller probe, reignites culture war

 

Trump unleashes Blagojevich on Illinois governor’s race

 

Trump fixates on pardons, considering case championed by Kim Kardashian

 

Secret Trump Memo Reveals Falsehood, and Shows Dilemma

 

Breaking: Contractor Wanted For Attempted Murder Had White House Pass; Arrested At White House

 

Therapist Claims Women Aren’t Having Kids Because Donald Trump is President

 

Trump aims to split up NAFTA negotiations, deal with Canada and Mexico separately

 

Why the Obsession Over Melania?

 

President Trump’s Lawyers Are Moving the Goalposts on Presidential Accountability

 

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