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Tuesday, June 6, 2017

 

CELEBRATING 240 YEARS OF LIBERTY AND FREEDOM  

 

 

In Today’s Issue: 

 

ABORTION

 

Planned Parenthood Blocks Man From Entering Clinic to Talk His Fiance’ Out of an Abortion

 

Planned Parenthood annual report eyed by pro-lifers

 

Planned Parenthood Got More Tax Dollars But Did More Abortions and Less Health Care

 

Abortion Teacher Tells Work Story: ‘An Eyeball Just Fell Into My Lap!’

 

Doctors Told Mom to Abort Her Twin Babies Because They Would Die at Birth. Now They’re 5 Months Old

 

Texas Lawmakers Have Banned the Safest, Most Common Abortion Procedure After 13 Weeks

 

Mike Pence: ‘American Catholics have an ally in President Donald Trump’  (Vice-President Mike Pence)

 

Abortion battle demonstrates culture's distorted views on sex

 

Anti-Abortion Democrats Put Women at Risk (Take a lesson from Louisiana.)

 

Will Trump halt progress on abortions?

 

Abortion Shocker! Jenelle Evans’ Ex-Hubby Confesses: ‘We Weren’t In Our Right Minds’

 

What if it’s Illegal for a Minor to Cross State Lines to Get an Abortion?

 

AFGHANISTAN

 

It’s time to give up on saving Afghanistan

 

AFRICA

 

Woman Who Flushed Her Unborn Baby Down the Toilet Just Receives Community Service (Zimbabwe)

 

'I'm Not Going to Commit Suicide' (Democratic Republic of Congo President Joseph Kabila, whose term in office should have ended by now, doesn't appear to want to step down.)

 
ASSISTED SUICIDE

 

Questions Raised Over Physician-Assisted Suicide

 
AUSTRALIA

 

ASX sinks 1.5pc to lowest in four months

 

Australian dollar weaker ahead of RBA rates decision

 

Premier Daniel Andrews declares Brighton siege was 'modern terrorism'

 

Hostage-taker in Australia had been acquitted of terror plot

 

Islamic State claims responsibility for Melbourne jihad siege that left two people dead

 

Australian nurse killed in London Bridge attack 'ran towards danger'

 

Australian police treating deadly shootout as terror attack

 

Somali ISIS gunman held a SEX WORKER hostage to lure anti-terror police to his Melbourne serviced apartment so he could engage in deadly shootout

 

Australia: Muslim who killed man and took hostage once charged with jihad plot at army base

 

'Green light' for huge Australia coal mine

 

Chinese told Australian spy report 'groundless and irresponsible'

 

 

BIG GOVERNMENT

 

Key Steps to Restoring Accountability to the Federal Bureaucracy

 

 

BORDER SECURITY

 

Video=> Trump Supporters BLAST PATRIOTIC MUSIC at Open Borders Concert at Mexican Border

 

 

BUREAU OF ALCOHOL, TOBACCO, FIREARMS AND EXPLOSIVES (ATF)

 

Report: ATF System to Warn Gun Stores of Local Break-ins Struggles

 

CANADA

 

TSX bobbing around break-even point, Canadian dollar slightly up

 

Canada can no longer rely on U.S. for global leadership: Freeland  (Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland)

 

Canada must spend billions on military in a world abandoned by U.S., Freeland says

 

Watch: Parking lot gun battle in Toronto

 

Coroner discovers cigarette burns and bruises on body of Canadian who fought ISIL

 

Top Bernier adviser calls Tory leadership vote a ‘fiasco’

 

Fascism: Canadian Province Wants Children Removed From Homes If Parents Won't Let Their Little Boys Identify As Little Girls

 

Ex-girlfriend testifies at murder trial of Halifax graduate student

 

Boost in Canada’s borrowing cost unlikely

 

Scheer and Trudeau touch on terrorism, infrastructure funding in first Commons clash (Canadian Prime Minister Prime Minister Justin Trudeau)

 

Canada will step up to lead on world stage, foreign affairs minister says

 

Ex-homeless man donates $10K to shelter that helped him

 

Ikea Canada set to double its footprint by 2025, president says

 

After the flood: Incredible photos show how Toronto islanders are adjusting after deluge of rain

 

 

CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL AND PREVENTION (CDC)

 

Backyard chickens are blamed for salmonella outbreaks. Do not snuggle with them, CDC says.

 

 

COMEDY

 

People Comedian Jerry Lewis hospitalized for infection

 

Bill Maher will NOT be fired from HBO and will be back on set hosting 'Real Time' this Friday despite outrage over 'house n*****' comment

 

COMMUNIST CHINA 

 

Security Analysts Confirm Links Between Beijing Spy Agency and Security Firm

 

 

COMMUNIST NORTH KOREA

 

N. Korea rejects S. Korea group's offer for malaria help

 

CONGRESS

 

The real ‘resistance’ to Trump? The GOP Congress.

 

Small Businesses to Lobby Congress to Oppose Border Tax

 

Johnson and Johnson's bill to squash competition in the contact lens market

 

Is There an Emerging Democratic Agenda?  (Behind the internal fights, a new economic consensus is taking hold.)

 

COURTS

 

Court Rules Parents Can File Wrongful Birth Lawsuit Saying They Wish Their Child Was Never Born

 

Man sexually assaulted six girls from one family

 

Judge arrested, led from courthouse in handcuffs

 

U.S. judge may tap Feinberg to run $1 billion Takata compensation fund

 

A Bill Cosby accuser sobs in court: ‘I remember wanting to cover myself and not being able to’

 

'I should have killed myself by now': MMA fighter War Machine compares himself to Aaron Hernandez as he is sentenced to life for kidnapping and raping his porn star ex-girlfriend

Victims recount suffering at hands of fake plastic surgeon

 

Businessman gets life in prison for murder of woman blasted with shotgun in Hollywood

 

Woman accused of telling suicidal boyfriend to ‘do it’ waives right to jury

 

2 Men Charged With Manslaughter in Deadly Oakland Fire

 

Has California's Judiciary Become Hostile To The Rule of Law?

 

Cosby Was Predator, Not Mentor, Prosecutor Says

 

CRIME IN AMERICA

 

4 dead, dozens hospitalized in massive overdose, Georgia authorities say

 

1 dead, 2 injured after shooting at beauty college in Indiana, police say

 

Pictured: The 45-year-old Army veteran who barged into his former workplace two months after being fired and shot dead five of his ex-coworkers before committing suicide

Video surfaces of fatal beating; deputy's husband accused

 

The moment an 'extremely hangry' woman jumps on a McDonald's counter, unleashes a foul-mouthed tirade and attacks a worker because she has to wait for a McChicken sandwich

 

Struggling artist’s sketch helps cops catch her attacker

 

Police: Mom arrested after 3-year-old boy shoots 2-year-old brother

 

Man flags police for ride home, goes to jail instead

 

Officer "fighting for his life" after being dragged by car

 

Officer faces felony charge for chokehold death of unarmed man

 

Burglary suspect breaks into Texas home using unlikely method

 

5-year-old boy celebrating birthday shot in the head by stray bullet

 

 

CYBER ATTACK

 

A devastating global cyber attack is imminent, warn experts: The hack, called 'ExplodingCan' could target computers running Microsoft Windows 2003

 

DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL COMMITTEE (DNC)

 

Hugh Jackman dodges political talk at DC benefit

 

Nearly 50,000 urge Trump to probe Seth Rich murder

 

DEMOCRATS (MARXISTS)

 

Hillary: End terrorism by “getting to know one another” and “learning about the cultures, the religions, the food”

 

Hillary Clinton is sounding no saner than Trump nowadays

 

Hillary Clinton defends London mayor after Trump tweets

 

Fight in California Democratic Party goes on: 'It is believed that the wrong individual is serving as chair'

 

De Blasio's Puerto-Rican-Parade pants are on fire  (Mayor of New York City Bill de Blasio)

 

 

DEPARTMENT HOMELAND SECURITY

 

Kelly: Courts Have Blocked Me ‘From Doing Those Things I Know Would Make Americans Safe’  (Department of Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly)

 

 

DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

 

Everything we know about the Mueller probe so far (Justice Department special counsel former FBI Director Robert Mueller)

 

Justice Department charges 25-year-old NSA contractor with leaking classified material to media

 

DOJ Attorneys Who Stalked, Groped Female Colleagues Rewarded With Bonuses

 

Trump Criticizes His Justice Dept. for Revising Travel Ban

 

ECONOMY

 

Stocks close lower as consumer-discretionary, industrial sectors weigh

 

Caution sets in on Wall Street ahead of UK vote, ECB, Comey testimony

 

U.S. Stocks Fall With Dollar as Treasuries Rise: Markets Wrap

 

U.S. job openings hit record high; skills mismatch rising

 

After-Tax U.S. Manufacturing Profits Up 19.9% from Q1 2016 to Q1 2017

 

30-year Treasury yield lowest since Trump’s election amid geopolitical jitters

 

What's up with the U.S. economy, anyway?

 

Home prices poised to surge this spring

 

Dollar drops against yen as traders seek safety amid geopolitical fears

 

Asian stocks stumble, oil creeps up as markets ponder fallout of Mideast tension

 

Asian Stocks Slip Amid Cautious Tone; Oil Gains: Markets Wrap

 

Gold posts highest finish in 7 months as havens find support

 

Global Economic Growth Will Increase to 2.7% This Year

 

Millennials are finally warming up to the stock market

 

 

EDUCATION

 

Teachers Report 15-Year-Old To Govt Extremism Watchdog for Caitlyn Jenner Jokes

 

Compulsory School Attendance: Compassionate? 

 

Civil Rights Slow Walk? (Trump wants to cut staffing at OCR, already facing a backlog of Title IX and other complaints, by 7 percent.)

 

Evergreen State College closes again after threat and protests over race

 

Young, Promising and Underfunded (New analysis suggests that age bias is at play in a reduction of federal funding to early-career researchers and recommends addressing it by redirecting grant monies.)

 

High School Art Display: "Burn in Hell, Trump"

 

Crisis in Qatar (A diplomatic rift could have outsize impacts for international education, though university officials say it's still unclear what long-term impacts might be.)

 

Harvard withdraws 10 acceptances for ‘offensive’ memes in private group chat

 

New Face of the MLA  (Modern Language Association taps Paula Krebs, dean at Bridgewater State and longtime humanities advocate, as new executive director.)

 

Dorm Troopers: Life as a College Security Guard

 

Look for the Seal (Textbook publishers announce new measures to curb counterfeiting of physical books, including certification seals on book covers.)

 

When California and the UC system fight, the state's kids and its economy lose

 

Stalkers’ Strategies  (With increasing use of social media, college students -- who are already more likely to be victims of stalking -- are more at risk than ever.)

 

Sleep Regularity Is Important for the Happiness and Well-Being of College Students

 

ELECTION 2016

 

Report: U.S. Voting Systems Maker Was Hacked By The Russians, But There’s A Catch

 

Russian hackers attacked U.S. voting software firm just before 2016 election, Report

 

 

ENERGY

 

Oil ends higher as traders bet on U.S. supply decline; Mideast worries ease

 

Energy Prices

 

Solar’s rise lifted blue-collar workers in N.C. Now they’re worried about Trump.

 

For OPEC, Saudi-Qatar Crisis Is Just the Latest Family Squabble

 

America First with Alaskan Oil

 

Why the Qatar crisis isn't rattling oil markets

 

EURASIA

 

Eurasian integration meets America First

 

EUROPEAN UNION

 

European stocks fall, finishing at lowest level in almost 3 weeks

 

EU Gun Grabbers Stymie Czech Plan To Defeat Muslim Terrorists

 

Trade: Hopes of EU-US agreement on ice – Brussels sources  

 

EU funds new African counter-terror force

 

FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION (FAA)

 

Good Trump: Trump Proposes Privatizing Air Traffic Controllers

 

Time to Get U.S. Air Traffic Control Out of the 1960s

 

Here’s how much you’ll pay to fly if Trump privatizes air-traffic control

 

6 questions about privatizing U.S. air traffic control

 

If You Think Trump's Plan To Privatize Air Traffic Control Is Radical, Take A Trip To Canada

 

FEDERAL RESERVE

 

Donald Trump Cuts Consumer Spending by Illegal Immigrants, Laments Federal Reserve Member

 

FOREIGN POLICY

 

Trump’s Russia Scandal Is Already Swallowing His Foreign Policy

 

FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION (FDA)

 

How to prevent further decline in lifesaving drug approvals

 

FRANCE

 

Man who attacked police outside Paris’s Notre-Dame shouted ‘this is for Syria’

 

Paris Police: Man Who Attacked Officer is Shot, Injured at Notre Dame Cathedral

 

Paris: French police shoot attacker armed with hammer at Notre-Dame Cathedral

 

Timeline: How jihadists have targeted soldiers and police in France

 

Two Frenchmen still missing after London terror attack as families appeal for information

 

 

GAMBLING

 

Should the GOP Ban Online Gambling?

 

GERMANY

 

German Court Frees Afghan Illegal Alien Who Vows to 'Kill Germans;' Interior Minister 'Horrified'

 

German men selling fatherhood to refugee women for cash, say prosecutors

 

Trump 'Most Un-American' U.S. President Seen in Years (Martin Schulz, the former European Parliament president and Angela Merkel's challenger in the German election, says in an interview with Der Spiegel that he views Donald Trump as a threat to European security.)

 

100 km/h strong winds, storms to hit Germany in the week ahead

 

Germany will have to pull its troops from key base in Turkey: Gabriel

 

GLOBAL WARMING

 

Paris Climate Agreement Wasn't Going to Save the Planet

 

Settled science: Growing petition of 31,487 U.S. scientists reject global warming hypothesis

 

Al Gore poppycock: Rise of sea levels called ‘greatest lie ever told’

 

After Paris Accord: Doesn't the Ruling Class Have Something Better to Do?  (As apocalyptic justifications for big government and crony capitalism go, global warming is weak.  Gearing up for an asteroid strike or a huge solar flare instead offers better graft and more useful ways of wasting money. )

 

California, China sign climate deal after Trump's Paris exit

 

The Key Charade of the Paris Agreement

 

Americans Aren't Willing to Pay to Fight Climate Change

 

Share the wealth: Developing nations in Paris accord threaten to keep polluting unless they’re paid

 

Forget the Paris accord. Here’s what can really fight climate change.

 

Tech giants join effort to honor Paris climate deal

 

Which states have joined the climate alliance that commits to Paris agreement?

 

Robert Samuelson: The Messy Reality Of Global Warming

 

 

GOOGLE

 

The Problem With Google's War on Annoying Ads

 

 

GOP

 

The problem with the Republican platform? There is no Republican platform.

 

Romney to interview Biden at GOP retreat: report

 

GOP donors back Trump tough talk

 

 

GOVERNMENT

 

Will the government fall off the fiscal cliff?

 

GUANTANAMO

 

One Guantánamo, Two Worlds

 

HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

 

Wellmark could change its mind on Obamacare exchange in Iowa

 

Obamacare advisor on 3 simple ways to fix insurance problems

 

HEALTH CARE

 

This Doctor Prescribed Addictive Opioids. Now He Tries to Overcome the Drug Crisis.

 

State-Run Single-Payer Health Care Would Be Prohibitively Expensive—and Possibly Illegal

 

'Free' Government-Funded Health Care  (Slowly extending First Amendment rights is one thing; it's quite another to expand a right whose implementation will cost tens of billions.)

 

'I should have killed myself by now': MMA fighter War Machine compares himself to Aaron Hernandez as he is sentenced to life for kidnapping and raping his porn star ex-girlfriend

 

Texas lawmakers fail to act on pregnancy deaths

 

HOLLYWOOD

 

Michael Moore Launches Website for Whistleblowers Called ‘TrumpiLeaks’

 

Roger Smith, '77 Sunset Strip' detective and husband of Ann-Margret, dies at 84

 

 

HOMOSEXUALITY

 

Pro-LGBT group plans protest at SBC 2017

 

DC Gay Pride Parades Left’s Exploitation Of Gay People For Political Power

 

Gay dads may be more involved in their kids' lives

 

HOTEL INDUSTRY

 

New Trump Hotels to Put Budget, and Americana, First

 

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

 

Atlanta Press Club: Jon Ossoff ‘Hurting The Voters’ By Skipping Debate

 

‘Kill them. Kill them all’: GOP congressman calls for holy war against ‘radicalized’ Muslims

 

Ryan's transfers to House GOP campaign arm top $22M (Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-Wisconsin)

 

Georgia special election candidates to debate for 1st  time

 

Chaffetz on leakers: 'I want people in handcuffs' (US Representative of Utah Jason Chaffetz (R)

 

IMMIGRATION

 

Student cares for 3 sibs as parents face deportation

 

 Trump quietly slashes number of refugees from Obama’s target despite court order

 

4,000 Muslim refugees hit U.S. in May alone

 

What We Lose by Barring Refugees

 

INDIA

 

Five killed in firing during farmers’ protest in Mandsaur, Oppn attacks Madhya Pradesh govt

 

 98% rainfall this year: Monsoon forecast upgraded

 

Cattle smuggling, slaughter in UP now punishable under National Security Act

 

India hits back at Trump in war of words over climate change

 

INFRASTRUCTURE

 

Legislative agenda stalled, Trump revives infrastructure plans

 

Trump opens 'infrastructure week' without a plan

 

IRAN

 

Analysis: Prelude to a showdown between the US and Iran?

 

IS Propaganda Increasingly Targeting Iran And Its Sunnis

 

Kerry: Imposing new sanctions on Iran could be dangerous  (Former US Secretary of State John Kerry)

 

IRAQ

 

U.N. Report: 163 Civilians Executed by Islamic State in Mosul

 

Mosul torture exposed: Iraqi forces’ abuses filmed (Graphic Images)

 

Mosul: As the battle against ISIS rages on, so does terror, suffering for civilians

 

Isis surrenders hideout of leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi

 

ISLAM

 

Islamic Preacher in Michigan Helped Radicalize London Bridge Terrorists

 

A Virginia imam said female genital mutilation prevents ‘hypersexuality,’ leading to calls for his dismissal

 

Muslims crave a chilling kind of peace, experts say (DHS whistleblower warns goal is establishment of Shariah.)

 

Jihad preacher who incited London jihad mass murderer to kill lives in Michigan

 

Franklin Graham: Threat of Islam 'real, serious, dangerous'

 

ISRAEL

 

Israeli-“Palestinian” Arab Conflict Briefing     (Tuesday, June 6, 2017)

 

Paris Terrorist Copies Palestinian Authority Attackers Using Hammer, Kitchen Knives

 

Netanyahu to right-wing leaders: No settler will be uprooted in peace deal  (Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu)

 

Rights groups denounce 50-year Israeli occupation as 'ugly,' 'festering wound'

 

Plans advanced for new settlement for Amona evacuees

 

Jordan’s Anti-Israel Rhetoric On the Rise

 

Palestinian official: Israel ‘not ready’ for peace

 

Committee: IPS mistreatment of Palestinian women and ill prisoners persists

 

Ex-army chief warns infighting is wearing away Israel’s defenses

 

All IDF construction work halted (Construction in all Israel Defense Forces bases in Israel stopped amid weapons thefts from bases; construction workers suspected of thefts.)

 

Palestinians say Gaza man shot dead by IDF in southern Strip

 

Palestinian citizen of Israel killed by Israeli forces in Kafr Qasim clashes

 

Teacher suspected of molesting, sexually harassing 2nd  graders

 

Gazans in Greece: We Fled Hamas, not Israel

 

Thousands attend funeral for Arab Israeli man shot during riot

 

US Congress passes resolution declaring Jerusalem 'undivided' capital of Israel

 

Saudi Arabia demands Qatar sever ties with Hamas

 

Anti-Israel ‘Free Palestine’ Shirts Being Sold in SEARS’ Marketplace

 

Israelis cry foul as UN leaders lament 50 years of ‘occupation’

 

One Killed in Kafr Qassem; Arab Sector Declares General Strike

 

Palestinians pass up chance to debate Israelis at ICC moot court

 

Man Attacked, Gun Stolen in Jerusalem

 

For blind Israelis, every guide dog has its day

 

JPost poll: Israeli support for Trump grows

 

Five reasons Israelis should care about improved ties with Africa

 

In step toward annexation, ministers demand new laws include settlements

 

The effect of the Six Day War on both Jews and the Arab nations continues to endure today

 

Ex-defense chief: Erdogan is ‘deliberately Islamicizing’ Europe in bid for world domination  (Former Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon/ Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan)

 

The nuclear batteries and the secret listening devices

 

Why peace talks between Israelis and Palestinians keep failing

 

Netanyahu pledges Israel will never give up Golan

 

Erdan calls on US to halt funding for PA as long as it supports terrorism   (In a forceful speech to the American Jewish Committee on Monday night, Public Security and Strategic Affairs Minister Gilad Erdan called on the United States to halt its funding for the “Palestinian” Authority until it stops supporting terrorism.)

 

Trump's Israel Embassy Move Would Have Been Disastrous

 

50 years after the Six-Day War, Israel should pull out of most of the West Bank (Judea and Samaria)

 

LIBERALISM

 

Leftism: An Incurable Disease

 

MEDIA 

 

Washington Post Justifies Violence Against Trump Supporters

 

Levin: The Media Are Destroying the 1st Amendment, Freedom of the Press by Abusing It

 

CNN denies it faked Muslim anti-terror demo in London despite clear video evidence

 

MSNBC anchor wonders: Is Trump using Twitter to provoke a domestic terror attack?

 

Breitbart writer Katie McHugh fired over ‘Muslims’ tweet

 

Watch: Arrogant CNN Host Cuomo Gets Schooled by Dr. Gorka on POTUS’s Travel Ban

 

MEDICARE

 

How to Fully Realize the Potential of Medicare Advantage

 

MEXICO

 

U.S., Mexico reach sugar pact without backing from U.S. producers

 

MIDDLE EAST

 

Saudi Columnist: Iran Is The Real Enemy, Not Israel

 

US approves $1.4 bn slice of massive Saudi arms deal

 

What You Need to Know About the Diplomatic Standoff Between Qatar and Several Gulf States

 

Kuwait emir in Saudi Arabia as Qatar ready to accept mediation efforts

 

Saudis in Qatar try to readjust following severing of ties

 

Saudi cabinet says Qatar ‘violated charters and neighborly ties’

 

Trump committed to working to de-escalate Gulf tensions

 

UAE minister Gargash tweets on what lies behind decision to cut Qatar ties

 

Middle East trip ‘already paying off’ – Trump on Qatar-Arab League rift

 

‘Only 10 years old': Yemen sees spike in parents marrying off young daughters for cash

 

Port bans choke Qatar's commodity trade as gas supply worries grow

 

Trump says Mideast leaders "pointed to Qatar" as funding radicalism

 

Gulf states’ feud a test for Team Trump

 

Iran, Qatar, Saudi Arabia And Trump Play The Mideast's 3D Chess Game

 

MILITARY

 

Pentagon praises Qatar as Trump applauds Arab states' move

 

VA Secretary: VA Switching to Same Electronic Health Records System as DoD

 

US-led coalition destroys pro-government forces within deconfliction zone in Syria - Pentagon

 

US warship strikes ISIS from eastern Mediterranean - Navy

 

Meet Austin Binns: ROTC officer and revolutionary socialist

 

Beyond Valor: Rangers Lead the Way on D-Day

 

Former military chiefs: Cleaner energy a matter of national security

 

Trump to overhaul VA medical records system to link with Pentagon

 

Pentagon continues operations at key Mideast air base despite Qatar’s rift with Arab neighbors

 

Air Force announces pilot bonus tiers

 

VA chooses commercial overhaul of electronic health records system

 

Soldier whose stolen-valor scam began in Iraq will end in prison

 

Judgment Day for U.S. Marine who posted 'weaponized' Bible verse

 

 

MISSILE DEFENSE

 

Protecting America from North Korean Missiles

 

NATIONAL SECURITY AGENCY

 

Far Left Anti-Trump NSA Leaker Arrested

 

It Probably Took The NSA All Of Five Minutes To Find The Alleged Leaker

 

NSA Leaks Contradict What Obama Promised The Public About Russia's Election Meddling

 

NSA Leaker: 'Being White Is Terrorism'

 

NSA Leaker Is A Bernie Supporter Who 'Resists' Trump

 

First arrest over Trump leaks: Intelligence contractor, 25, with top secret clearance is charged under espionage laws for 'handing classified NSA report on Russian election hacking to website'

 

Video=> Arrested Federal Contractor ‘Reality L. Winner’ Leaker Is Big Leftie — Colbert, Michael Moore and Bill Maher Fan

 

Julian Assange: Alleged NSA leaker ‘must be supported’

 

NSA contractor accused of leaking top secret report on Russian hacking efforts

 

NEW ZEALAND

 

NZ flips US Secretary State Rex Tillerson the bird

 

 

NORTH ATLANTIC TREATY ORGANIZATION (NATO)

 

Montenegro Reacts To Russian Criticism For Joining The Alliance

 

Pence on NATO: 'Our commitment is unwavering'  (Vice-President Mike Pence)

 

 

OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH ADMINISTRATION (OSHA)

 

Worker Safety Rules Face Dilution and Delay Under Trump

 

PAKISTAN

 

Christian Sanitation Worker in Pakistan Dies after Hospital Refuses to Treat Him, Family Says

 

Pakistan urges Kabul to 'identify real issues' instead of blame game

 

Pakistan more of a threat than an ally: Top US think tank

 

Exclusive: Police in Pakistan search former home of London Bridge terrorist Khuram Butt and question his uncle

 

PHILIPPINES

 

 Philippines bars workers from traveling to Qatar

 

RADIO

 

Glenn Beck: How to limit Washington's power

 

RUSSIA

 

Russia says U.S. bomber intercepted on border

 

Kremlin Denies Reports Russia Attempted to Hack US Voting Systems

 

Russia Mulls New Committee to Fight Western 'Election Meddling'

 

Cold Weather Could Trigger Rise in Russian Inflation, Says Central Bank

 

Church of Scientology Raided by Russian Security Forces (Again)

 

Russian MiG-31 fighter jet intercepts Norwegian Air Force’s plane over Barents Sea

 

Russia threatens retaliation as Montenegro becomes 29th    NATO member

 

Moscow hopes US will stop obsessing over anti-Russia hype


America Threatens To Put Christian-Friendly Russia On List For “Violating” The Religious Liberties Of Christians

 

Activists: Chechen Man Who Claimed Torture Narrowly Escapes Transfer To Grozny

 

Russia’s large anti-submarine destroyer wraps up 8-month voyage in distant waters

SENATE

 

Comey Will Share Details of Trump Conversations in Testimony  (Former FBI Director James Comey)

 

GOP Border Senator Launches Pro-NAFTA Campaign  (US Senator of Arizona Jeff Flake (R)

 

Sen. Dianne Feinstein's rise: How one badass woman fought to keep going (US Senator of California Dianne Feinstein (D)

 

Lindsey Graham: No Obamacare repeal this year  (US Senator of South Carolina Lindsey O Graham (R)

 

Senate passes measure calling on Trump to move US Embassy to Jerusalem

 

Senate GOP aiming for vote this month on health legislation

 

Senate Intel chair doesn't expect James Comey to be "constrained"

 

Bill Maher controversy: Sen. Al Franken cancels 'Real Time' appearance, reports say (US Senator of Minnesota Al Franken (D)

 

Comey-mania about to take over Washington

 

SOUTH AMERICA

 

Brazil Has Become a Gangland

 

SOUTH KOREA 

 

Defectors struggle to feed families in North

 

THAAD deployment faces delay due to new environment assessment

 

Delay of THAAD deployment may strain ROK-US ties

 

Hail, drought devastate Korean regions

 

Personnel issues puts strain on President   (President Moon Jae-in)

 

Seoul presses USFK on oil cleanup

 

US nuclear-powered attack submarine visits Busan port

 

SPAIN

 

Crackdown on UK tourists over food poisoning scams in Spain

 

SPORTS

 

Seahawks sign Davis instead of Kaepernick

 

Al Pacino set to star as disgraced football coach Joe Paterno in HBO film about Jerry Sandusky sex scandal

 

NHL Scoreboard

 

MLB Scoreboard

 

 

STATES

 

Utah Has Just Become Drier

 

Building New York's next budget crisis

 

Father, son killed in small plane crash in California

 

Piano-playing bear makes musical debut in Vail home (video) (California)

 

Hiker goes missing on the Appalachian Trail

 

 

STATE DEPARTMENT

  

Trump Wants 'Reengagement' With Russia, Tillerson Says   (US Secretary of State Rex W Tillerson)

 

Tillerson: Trump wants me to fix US relationship with Russia amid turmoil

 

Trump administration begins vetting social media profiles for visa applicants

 

Acting U.S. Ambassador to China Resigns Over Pullout from Climate Pact

 

 

SUPREME COURT 

 

Court to hear challenge to speed up executions

 

Supreme Court Refuses to Hear Military Religious Freedom Case

 

Justices side with religious hospitals in pension dispute

 

Justices' ruling could help NC Democrats rein in GOP

 

 

SYRIA

 

US-backed move to retake Raqqa from ISIS begins

 

New US base in S. Syria for tussle over control

 

New footage emerges of boy who gave a face to the suffering in Aleppo

 

 

TAIWAN

 

Korea replaces Taiwan as leading chip nation

 

Students seek end to English test

 

Horrifying moment a man is CRUSHED by an elevator in Taiwan when it begins descending as he steps out

 

Military mulls production of self-propelled howitzers

 

Hospital introduces laser VATS

 

TECHNOLOGY

 

Talking Tech iPhone gets 'Do Not Disturb While Driving' mode

 

Apple’s 6 ‘major’ announcements at its annual developers conference

 

Apple Announces Speaker to Rival Amazon’s Echo

 

TELEVISION

 

Amazon-Apple TV deal shows tough road to cooperation for tech rivals

 

‘Kevin Can Wait’ drops Erinn Hayes for Leah Remini. That’s weird. How will this work?

 

 

TERRORISM

 

The Democrats’ Blind Spot on Terrorism


How curbing terrorism became such a complex ordeal

 

Honoring Terrorism in New York City

 

The Next Terror Threat Could Come From Airbnb

 

No refugees, no terror for Poland, Hungary

 

THAILAND

 

A new industrial vision for Thailand?

 

Thai cam girl laughs after arrest for ‘sawing karaoke bar worker in half’

 

TRANSPORTATION SECURITY ADMINISTRATION (TSA)

 

The TSA Turns Harassing Travelers Into a Fine—and Pointless—Art

 

TURKEY

 

Have it your way, PM Yıldırım tells Germany on İncirlik air base

 

One year in jail demanded for McDonalds’ employee who threw boiled water on boy in Istanbul

 

One Syrian stabbed to death during brawl between two Syrian groups in Turkey’s Konya

 

Security forces seize 320 kg of hashish in Turkey’s Mardin

 

One Turkish soldier killed in PKK attack in Turkey’s Hakkari

 

With enough gas storage, Turkey can turn into energy hub, says top energy official

 

At least 741 workers died in workplace accidents in first five months of 2017: Report

 

Euro court fines Turkey 8,500 euros in surgery mistakes case

 

Turkey part of diplomacy for Qatar crisis

 

Turkey denies Gülen denaturalization may prevent extradition from US

 

UBER

 

Uber fires 20 employees after harassment probe: source

 

UNIONS

 

Government Unions in the Crosshairs

 

UNITED KINGDOM (BRITAIN)

 

U.K. stocks end fractionally lower as polls turn up election nerves

 

Defiance And Fear in East London Focus Of Terror Investigation   

 

Can Britain Stop Terrorists While Defending Civil Liberties?

 

You Know What’s Worse Than Overreacting To Terror? Normalizing It

 

British PM May Seen Short of Majority in Thursday's Vote

 

London Attack Indicates It’s Time To Stop Pretending Western Values Are Universal

 

Run, Hide . . . Blame Trump  (After yet another terror attack, liberals remain angrier about the president’s efforts to curtail immigration than about the jihadis in their midst.)

 

Boris Johnson: ‘No reason’ to cancel Donald Trump’s U.K. visit  (British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson)

 

Former Islamic extremist WARNS Britain is 'in the midst of a jihadist insurgency'

 

Critics call for Theresa May to resign over terror failures   (British Prime Minister Theresa May)

 

With party’s lingering anti-Semitism, who are the Jews running on Britain’s Labour ticket?

 

The U.K. election, explained: An awkward campaigner battles an obscure figure in Britain’s latest vote

 

Third London attacker named as imams refuse to perform funeral rites

 

British PM: Trump 'wrong' to attack London mayor

 

CNN’s Jim Acosta accuses Trump of attacking London mayor because he’s a Muslim

 

Video: David Wood on Theresa May’s insidious message after the London jihad attack

 

Trump lambastes London’s Muslim mayor

 

Shock Video=> UK Government Houses Highly Dangerous Jihadist ONE BLOCK From Elementary School

 

London: FGM-linked Islamic sect given chance to lay flowers first at vigil while other attendees held behind barriers

 

No, the Problem in London Is Not ‘Islamist Extremism’

 

130 British imams refuse to perform funerals for London, Manchester attackers

 

Britain Pays the Price for Complacency

 

Londoners struggling to take in cruelty, madness of terror attack

 

They Out-Believe Us

 

Our reaction to terrorism may show just how resilient we really are

 

Terrorist attack adds new dynamic to an already tightening British election

 

Neighbor says London attacker asked about rented moving van

 

Britain answered the latest attack with substance and strength. Trump, not so much.

 

The killers' final movements: London Bridge terrorist sent a secret WhatsApp message after posting lines from the Quran, before his accomplice made last visit to his estranged British wife and baby 

 

London attack: Two terrorists named, one ‘has Scottish wife’

 

Jeremy Corbyn calls on Theresa May to resign over police cuts 

 

Ariana Grande delivers for Manchester

 

The five people missing after the London Bridge terror attack

 

Theresa May vows to ‘fight for Britain’ in Brexit talks and resist indyref2

 

British Airways Independent inquiry ordered into IT meltdown

 

Londoners express gratitude to the hero bouncers who helped keep them safe during Saturday's terror attack

 

General election Jeremy Corbyn: me, unpatriotic? That’s complete nonsense

 

London attack: Molotov cocktails 'found in back of terrorists' van'

 

The things that REALLY leave Brits 'reeling': Defiant Brits hit back at the New York Times with tongue-in-cheek memes after terror attack

 

'Pathetic excuse': Cancel Trump state visit, says Sadiq Khan, after London attack tweets  (Mayor of London Sadiq Khan)

 

British wife, 38, of Moroccan pastry chef London Bridge jihadi who screamed 'don't shoot' as she was arrested in Barking is released without charge along with 11 others 

 

Nicola Sturgeon refuses to rule out third independence referendum if she lost second one (Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon)

 

British PM Theresa May says Sadiq Khan is doing an EXCELLENT job after he was criticised by Donald Trump for his response to the London terror attack

Stephen Hawking backs Corbyn, brands Theresa May a disaster

 

London Mayor Sadiq Khan tells terrorists 'You will not win - we will defeat you' as Londoners pay tribute to terror attack victims at evening vigil

 

NHS told to 'think the unthinkable' on cuts and closures 

 

NHS Thousands of children's operations cancelled each year, figures show

 

The UK will never be brought to its knees by three 'monumental a******s': John Oliver insists Brits are NOT 'reeling' after terror attack

 

Leaders: No 'knee-jerk' reaction to terror  (Nicola Sturgeon and Tim Farron say civil liberties should not be sacrificed.)

 

Robert Fisk: May won't tackle Gulf powers on terrorism - she'd rather sell them weapons

 

Policeman captures Manchester's spirit

 

Banksy Police investigate offer of free print for non-Tory voters

 

Actor Peter Sallis dies aged 96

 

Pictured: London Bridge attacker working on the Underground even though he had already appeared in Channel 4 documentary as Islamist extremist

 

Canadian victim 'died in fiancé's arms'

 

Theresa May admits 'running through fields of wheat' is the naughtiest thing she ever did

 

Abedi's brother released without charge

 

Rookie officer who took on London attackers with only a baton was stabbed in the face and suffered life-changing injuries

 

BA blames human error for travel chaos

 

Manchester Arena attack Funeral held for 14-year-old Eilidh MacLeod

 

Zoo death tiger will not be put down

 

Missing nanny given the night off, Brit celebrating start of $1m business and bride-to-be who died in fiance's arms: Young, talented people who vanished amid the London Bridge carnage

 

Theresa May would revive Board of Trade

 

Inside the ‘Blue Thunder’ special forces deployed after London terror attack

 

London attacks: Terror is on the ballot this week in Britain

 

Scottish economy 'stuck in slow lane'

 

Can Britain Really Do Much More to Tighten Security?

 

Theresa May Finds Antiterror Record Under Scrutiny

 

Another Terrorist Attack, and More Agony, in Britain

 

Australian nanny missing since London Bridge terror attack

 

 

UNITED NATIONS

 

U.S. Poised to Warn U.N. Rights Forum of Possible Withdrawal

 

UN chief: Oceans are "under threat as never before"   (United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres)

 

 

VENEZUELA 

 

Trump Considering Oil Sanctions Against Venezuela

 

WHITE HOUSE

 

Daily Presidential Tracking Poll

 

Trump's populist wing on the rise

 

Fake Sean Spicer Twitter Account Keeps Fooling Journalists And Democrats   (White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer)

 

Trump sons dismiss Russia investigation: 'Greatest hoax of all time'

 

Trump Lambastes London’s Muslim Mayor

 

As Comey testimony looms, Trump shifts focus to jobs   (Former FBI Director James Comey)

 

Jared Kushner: Trump’s Bobby Kennedy

 

Trump nominates author of Bush-era 'torture memos,' attorney in Trump University case to federal jobs

 

Prager: A Response To My Conservative Critics About Trump

 

How Trump is stalling his own nominees

 

White House ices Russia war room idea

 

Why the Kushner-Russia Affair Is Much Ado About Nothing

 

Trump's thoughts on Comey — from having 'guts' to being a 'nut job'  (Former FBI Director James Comey)

 

Trump blasts Senate Democrats as ‘obstructionists,’ demands approval of his nominees

 

Trump’s latest tweets could hurt effort to restore travel ban (The President derided the revised travel ban as a “watered down” version of the first plan and criticized his own Justice Department’s handling of the case — potentially hurting the administration’s defense of the ban as the legal battle over it reaches a critical new stage.)

 

White House says Trump still supports extreme vetting order

 

Our president is simply unpresidented

 

Trump: London mayor making up ‘pathetic excuses’ for response to terror attack

 

Trump Vows to Calm Gulf Flareup After Saudis Turn Screws on Qatar

 

Trump is out of control

 

The White House says it's 'utterly ridiculous' to think Trump 'picked a fight' with London's mayor because he's a Muslim 

 

Team Trump on offense ahead of Comey hearing

 

Monday blues? Ivanka Trump fails to raise a smile as she shows off her legs in a $35 mini-dress while heading to the office, amid reports of mounting tension between her and her father

 

Dan Rather: Trump’s response to London attack ‘careless’

The mysterious disappearance of Sean Spicer  (White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer)

 

Trump will not use executive privilege to stop Comey from testifying  (Former FBI Director James Comey)

 

Mr. Trump: Stop Tweeting and Go Back to Bed

 

Trump May Rue His Middle Finger to Europe

 

 

WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION (WHO)

 

WHO report finds air cleaner in the U.S. than in most of its critics

 
 

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