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Sunday, June 10, 2018

 

CELEBRATING 241 YEARS OF LIBERTY AND FREEDOM  

 

 

 

In Today’s Issue: 

 

ABORTION

 

Federal judge in Little Rock holds off on ruling regarding abortion-pill law

 

What will happen with Northern Ireland's abortion law?

 

'We want deeds, not just words': Theresa May under pressure to lift abortion ban in Northern Ireland  (British Prime Minister Theresa May)

 

AFGHANISTAN

 

Severe drought tests faith in government among war-weary Afghans

 

AFRICA

 

Benghazi before and after NATO intervention: Young man’s photos highlight devastation in Libya

 

The Barbary Pirates: Islamic Terrorism and America’s First Military Victory

 

A Tax Scandal Is Siphoning South Africa’s Lifeblood

 

Congo says new confirmed Ebola case; outbreak marks 1 month

 

 

ANTI-SEMITISM

 

In London today,anti-Semitism on full display

 

ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE

 

Why Artificial Intelligence Won't Be as Bad—or as Good—as Everyone Thinks

 

AUSTRALIA

 

Habitat loss: Australia's endangered wildlife in peril

 

Australia task force will protect elections against cyberattacks 

BIG BROTHER

 

In Newark, Police Cameras, and the Internet, Watch You

 

BORDER SECURITY

 

Texas border patrol agents find 6 illegal immigrants trapped inside cabinets

 

CANADA

 

Doug Ford and the Ontario PCs have their victory but it will not be easy to govern an angry democracy

 

Saskatoon police dog bites 6-year-old girl

 

Spill at Trans Mountain station was 48 times bigger than B.C. government first reported

 

Canadian casualties in Mali peacekeeping mission 'possible' but not 'inevitable,' says UN secretary general

 

Police arrest one person in connection to cyclist homicide

 

Justice department changing child porn regulations after federal lawyers flag problems

 

 As anti-G7 demonstrations wrap up with a whimper, Canada's left searches for new way forward

 

CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL AND PREVENTION (CDC)

 

Salmonella outbreak linked to pre-cut melon, CDC says

 

CENTRAL AMERICA

 

Honduran migrant who was separated from family is found dead in Texas jail in an apparent suicide

 

CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY (CIA)

 

Kevin Mallory, former CIA officer, convicted of selling secrets to China

 

CHRISTIANITY

 

They're Here, They're Queer, and Now They're Coming for Christians — and for Our Jobs

 

 

COMMUNIST CHINA 

 

Pilot who landed plane after co-pilot 'sucked' out window gets 6-figure gift

US Embassy in China sends new alert for mystery health issue

 

COMMUNIST CUBA

 

New Cuba health incident reported after US official hears 'undefined sounds'

 

US pulls 2 more from Cuba amid new potential health cases

 

COMMUNIST NORTH KOREA

 

Could North Korea Become the Next Singapore?

 

In North Korea’s bid to strengthen new market economy, Kim Jong-un may have to make nuclear concessions

 

Business as usual in North Korea as public unaware of summit

 

Kim Jong Un's bolting bodyguards back in action for US-North Korea summit  (Communist North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un)

 

Can Trump persuade Kim Jong-un to give up nuclear weapons?

 

2,500 reporters flock to Singapore for Kim-Trump summit [Photos]

 

Trump-Kim summit: What it would take to move forward

 

Kim, Trump arrive in Singapore for summit

 

What Kim Is

 

China offers flight for Kim Jong-un

 

Unorthodox Trump faces toughest test yet in North Korea summit

 

Trump's improvisation faces decades of North Korean preparation

 

North Korea Is a Human Rights Disaster. Trump Shouldn’t Turn a Blind Eye.

 

Unorthodox Trump faces toughest test yet in North Korea summit

 

This Is What North Korea Sanctions Relief Should Look Like

 

Trump casts North Korea summit as just a first date

 

Here’s How the Trump-Kim Summit Could Play Out

 

North Korean leader anxious about military coup

 

The Twisted Timeline of Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un

 

Kim Jong-un: the young leader taking center stage

 

What a Secret Cold War Game of Nuclear Hide-and-Seek Teaches Us About North Korean Verification

 

Meeting With Kim Tests Trump’s Dealmaking Swagger(Communist North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un)

 

US-North Korea summit gives protesters hope

 

Pence reassures family of Otto Warmbier ahead of North Korea summit

 

CONGRESS

 

Blue Wave? GOP Voters *More* Eager than Democrats for Midterms

 

Republicans may have won the optics war on Congress' summer recess fight

 

COURTS

 

Federal judge stops Indiana from implementing controversial voter purge law

 

Iowa judge rules transgender women deserve surgery coverage

 

CRIME IN AMERICA

 

Previously Deported Dominican National Arrested for Running Massachusetts Opioid Trafficking Ring

 

3 killed, 8 wounded in Chicago shootings during 3-hour span

 

Vince Vaughn busted on DUI, resisting arrest charges

 

DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL COMMITTEE (DNC)

 

DNC Votes to Require Dem 2020 Primary Candidates Be Registered Party Members

 

 

DEMOCRATS (MARXISTS)

 

RFK Jr.’s memoir leaves out important chapter — his womanizing

 

Nevada's Democratic Party accused of funneling money to Clinton campaign

 

DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

 

Ken Starr on the parallels between the Lewinsky scandal and the Russia investigation

 

Trump’s Justice Department tells court DACA is illegal, but oppose striking it down immediately

 

Justice Department move on health law has risks for GOP

 

EARTHQUAKE

 

4.4 earthquake shakes part of northern Oklahoma

 

ECONOMY

 

Say, Whatever Happened To That 'Gig Economy' Everybody Predicted?

 

EDUCATION

 

Alabama Governor Lets Schools Keep Gun Ready Against ‘Armed Intruders’

 

California valedictorian veers off script, has mic silenced

 

Previously Deported Dominican National Arrested for Running Massachusetts Opioid Trafficking Ring

 

We Hear You: Poor School Discipline, Hard-to-Fire Bureaucrats, Obstructive Democrats, and ‘Colluding’ Green Groups

 

Why the AARP is worried about student loans

 

Black leaders call for old-fashioned values to beat failed schools

 

USC students march on campus over sexual-misconduct scandal

 

Parents fight pornographic sex ed policy for grade schoolers

 

ELECTION 2018

 

If There’s a Red Wave Election in 2018, This Will Be Why

 

ELECTION 2020

 

Scramble for Donors in 2020 Race Begins With New York

 

 

ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA)

 

Scott Pruitt's true believers are losing the faith  (Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt)

 

EUROPEAN UNION

 

Hundreds of migrants stranded at sea as Italy, Malta close doors

 

Austria Initiates New Measures to Combat Spread of Radical Islam by Turkish-Funded Mosques

 

France and Germany push for compromise on eurozone reform

 

Italy: Muslim migrant smashes windshield of police car, attacks police, sends four police officers to hospital

 

Romania: measles outbreak sees 200 new cases per week

 

FEMINISM  

 

Feminists Now Want to Rename Female Body Parts... Because They Were Named by Men

 

FRANCE

 

Ramadan in France: Muslim who killed his 5-month-old daughter says “without eating, my nerves were on edge”

 

Anthony Bourdain was ‘doing really well’ before death, championed women, ‘Top Chef’ host reveals

 

France on G7: 'Fits of anger' cannot dictate international cooperation

 

France: Muslim “refugee” turns out to have been Islamic State executioner

 

Pot of gold found in abandoned French house

 

After Bourdain’s Death, a French Village Asks: Why Here?

 

The troubling signs leading up to Anthony Bourdain’s suicide

 

French prosecutors give new details on Anthony Bourdain's death

 

GERMANY

 

Angela Merkel: Trump's G-7 tear 'sobering and a bit  (German Chancellor Angela Merkel)

 

Germany Set To Vote On Whether To Fund 'Feminist Pornography' To Fight Hurtful Stereotypes

 

Germany: Leftist parliament members disrupt moment of silence for teen murdered by Muslim migrant

 

Trump 'destroys trust' with G7 tweets: Germany

 

Iraqi flown back to Germany after 'confessing' teen's murder: reports

 

Berlin's punk-rock district charges into battle against Google

 

Iraqi cops say man admitted to rape and murder of German teen

 

GLOBAL WARMING 

 

If We’re Lucky, This Innovation Will Nuke Climate Change Scaremongering

 

GOP

 

Audio reveals GOP Georgia governor candidate admitting he supported ‘bad’ policy to hurt campaign rival

 

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

 

Trump's Twitter Tirade Turns Tired G-7 Into International Drama Club

 

Trudeau blasted by WH trade adviser over G7 'stunt'; EU boss fires back (Canadian Prime Minister Prime Minister Justin Trudeau)

 

What led to Trump’s outburst against Trudeau: Behind the scenes at the G7

 

White House ratchets up trade war with ‘special place in hell’ slug at Trudeau

 

Timid Trudeau Turns on Trump the Minute He Leaves G-7 Summit

 

Susan Rice slams Trump for "disgraceful" Russia comments at G7  (Former National Security Adviser Susan Rice)

 

Kudlow: Trudeau 'stabbed us in the back'

 

Trump calls CNN 'fake news' after reporter asks him question at G-7

 

Trump leaves G-7 summit sparring with Trudeau, says Kim Jong Un has 'one-time shot'

 

Trump slams 'weak' Trudeau over 'false statements,' pulls back on G-7 communique endorsement

 

HEALTH CARE

 

'Dancing' Georgia doctor is suspended by medical board for being a threat to public health, safety

 

How the body could power pacemakers and other implantable devices

 

 

HOLLYWOOD

 

'The Goldbergs,' 'Modern Family' actor found dead in sober living home at 20

 

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

 

Exclusive — Ohio Poll: Pelosi Drags Down Dems, Trump Boosts GOP…   (House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-California)

 

Key GOP chairman anticipates 'very thorough' IG report will shed light on 'unbelievable bias' in DOJ, FBI

 

IMMIGRATION

 

Analyst says Trump doing better job for kids of illegals


IMMIGRATION AND CUSTOMS ENFORCEMENT (ICE)

 

Pizza delivery man granted emergency stay after being detained by ICE

 

 

INDIA

 

Ramadan in India: Muslim recites Qur’an verses, kills his 4-year-old daughter as “sacrificial offering” to Allah

 

Amid Strain, An India-Pakistan Handshake In China Grabs Attention

 

 

IRAN

 

Iran Admits To Facilitating 9/11 Terror Attacks

 

Quds Day: Iranian regime vows to destroy Israel, but thousands of Iranians stand with Israel, reject “Islamic terror”

 

IRAQ

 

Who burnt Iraq’s votes?

 

ISLAM

 

Muslim leader: “I have a Satan who takes possession of me; so when he comes to me, avoid me”

 

Muslim leader: “Ramadan is the pious month of jihad and killing”

 

Oregon: Muslim food truck work calls black woman “n—-r,” throws bottle at her for trying to pay with change

 

Amazon caves to Muslim employee protest demanding special Ramadan perks

 

Shariah judge denies Jewish links to Jerusalem

 

 

ISRAEL

 

Israeli-“Palestinian” Arab Conflict Briefing    (Sunday, June 10, 2018)

 

Rudy Giuliani to PMW: The PA is “not entitled to be a state”

 

IDF destroyed Hamas undersea tunnel for first time in last week’s airstrikes  (Israel Defense Forces)

 

What Israel would like to achieve from Trump-Kim meeting

 

Palestinian negotiator shoots back at Trump official in ongoing spat

 

Security cabinet meets, makes no decision on humanitarian crisis in Gaza

 

US Peace Envoy Greenblatt to Erekat: ‘Ignoring Hateful, False Words Has Not Brought Peace’  (Chief negotiator for the “Palestine” Liberation Organization Saeb Erekat)

 

Vote: Six ways to solve the crisis in Gaza

 

In race against time, Defense Ministry presents conscription bill outline to PM

 

Exposing BDS

 

Far-right teen suspect released after 13 days without seeing attorney

 

Iran Pressures While Netanyahu Pleads  (Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu)

 

PM urges Diaspora Jews to visit Western Wall pluralistic prayer platform

 

Rafael Launches Attack Drone As Hamas Israeli Forest Fires Surpass 2014 Arson Attacks

 

Government approves plan to pump desalinated water into Sea of Galilee

 

The Gaza Belt is burning

 

Netanyahu: If you stand with Trump on North Korea, oppose a nuclear Iran 

 

Austrian leader visits Yad Vashem, vows to ensure ‘horrific crimes’ remembered

 

Contentious Cuisine: Palestinians React To Death Of Anthony Bourdain

 

IDF launches surprise exercise in Golan Heights amid lingering Iran tensions

 

In Photos: Palestinians travel from West Bank to Al-Aqsa on last Friday of Ramadan

 

Israel Grapples With New Threat: The Palestinian ‘Terror Kite’ (Video)

 

Israeli drones burn tires, protest camps in southern Gaza

 

Israel’s Ban on Indonesians Threatens East Jerusalem Travel Industry

 

Upending the Palestinian Leadership: The Role of Youth

 

Poll: American Jews Disapprove of Jerusalem, Trump, Settlements, and the Jewishness of the State

 

The case of the missing concrete: How a 2,000-year-old burial cave was found

 

Israeli police attack Palestinians at Al-Aqsa Mosque as Israelis tour the site

 

Government said to drop demand Eurovision be held in Jerusalem

 

Sudden IDF call-up of reserves after Syria announces Quneitra offensive this week (Israel Defense Forces)

 

A 3,000-year-old glass head deepens one of the Bible’s oldest mysteries

 

 

JAPAN

 

 

Knife attack on Japan bullet train leaves 1 dead

 

JORDAN

 

EU assures Jordan of continued aid ahead of Arab summit in Makkah

 

LIBERALISM

 

Under attack, billionaire George Soros plans to redouble his efforts

 

Soros: 'Everything that could go wrong has gone wrong'

 

MARIJUANA

 

NJ legislation would legalize marijuana, expand medical pot

 

MARRIAGE

 

Indiana GOP keeps marriage between man and woman

 

MEDIA 

 

An Interview With Tucker Carlson on What Makes Trump a ‘Political Genius’

 

CNBC Reporter Ponders Trump's 'State of Mind': 'He Did Not Look Well'

 

Trump vs. the Media

 

NYT scandal is latest sign of liberal media's war against Trump

 

MSNBC’s Wallace targets Trump’s family, asks if women are ‘dead inside’

 

New York Times reporter broke the biggest rule in journalism

 

Fox News star Charles Krauthammer reveals he has weeks to live in heartbreaking letter

 

MEDICAID

 

California Lawmakers Look to Extend State Medicaid to Illegal Immigrants

 

MEDICARE

 

Medicare Will Be Insolvent by 2026—Can America Fix It in Time?

 

MIDDLE EAST

 

Heavy clashes near Yemen’s Hodeidah as UN seeks cease-fire

 

 

MILITARY

 

US fighter jet crashes into sea in Japan

 

Missing Air Force officer found 35 years later

 

Soldier killed in Somalia attack identified

 

US soldier killed, 4 others wounded in ‘enemy attack’ in Somalia

 

‘Communism will win’ officer receives ‘other than honorable’ discharge from Army

 

'Trigger fingers turn to Twitter fingers?' Marines wooing older members for new cyber force

 

Veteran claims his photos were used to catfish 30 women during deployment

 

NORTH ATLANTIC TREATY ORGANIZATION (NATO)

 

Germany blasts past NATO allies in tank challenge

 

PAKISTAN

 

Police in Pakistan Kill Young Christian Man in Raid, Relatives Say

 

Despite Acquittal Of Her Attacker, Khadija Siddiqui Emerges As Heroine In Pakistan

 

RELIGION IN AMERICA

 

#MeToo crisis jolts Southern Baptists ahead of key gathering

 

RESTAURANT INDUSTRY

 

Man asked to leave restaurant because of ‘large’ cross necklace, he claims

 

RUSSIA

 

Putin criticizes US withdrawal from Iran nuke deal (Russian President Vladimir V Putin)

 

Putin, Rouhani meet, declare continued cooperation in Syria (Iranian President Hassan Rouhani)

 

Kremlin says Trump-Putin meeting could be held in Vienna 

 

SECOND AMENDMENT

 

The New York Times Interviews Muslim Americans Practicing Their Second Amendment Rights

 

Illinois Counties Declare Themselves ‘Gun Sanctuaries'; Oregon Voters Could be Next

 

SENATE 

 

A skeptical Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley really, really wants to see the Michael Flynn 302  (US Senator of Iowa Charles Grassley (R)

 

Trump tore up letter from Schumer into 'tiny pieces': Report  (Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-New York)

 

…Sherrod Brown in Trouble… Richard Cordray Underwater   (US Senator of Ohio Sherrod Brown (D)

 

Manchin Repeatedly Said He Was Against Border Wall, Now Denies It (US Senator of West Virginia Joe Manchin III (D)

 

Romney looks to lead GOP’s establishment wing(Mitt Romney is positioning himself to be a force in the Senate — and a potential counterweight to Donald Trump.)

 

Romney Converts To Trumpism

 

Bringing Russia to G-8 would be 'mistake': Graham  (US Senator of South Carolina Lindsey O Graham (R)

 

Discipline and ‘herding cats’: McConnell’s long game delivers a Senate GOP record(Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Kentucky)

 

McCain: Trump 'diminishing America’s leadership'  (US Senator of Arizona John McCain (R)

 

Trump: ‘Schumer failed,’ don’t need his advice on North Korea  (Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-New York)

 

SOCIAL SECURITY

 

Don't Wait For Social Security's Crisis — It's Here

 

SOUTH KOREA 

 

Over Half of Government Workers Are Women

 

Trump is winning over summit skeptics in South Korea

 

SPAIN

 

Spain: Hundreds of Muslim migrants storm border fence from Africa into Ceuta

 

SPORTS

 

Ivanka Trump, Jared Kushner pose with Stanley Cup at DC restaurant

 

Nadal wins 11th French Open title in 3 sets

 

Warriors coach Steve Kerr praises LeBron James after NBA finals

 

Justify wins the Belmont Stakes, earning the coveted Triple Crown

 

STATES

 

Coyote attacks teenager in Massachusetts: report

 

Surfer bitten by shark, seriously injured: Reports  (Hawaii)

 

30 Billion Gallons of Hawaiian Lava, as Seen From Above

 

Florida Didn't Conduct Gun Background Checks for a Year Because an Employee Couldn't Log In

 

Storms head toward Midwest, mid-Atlantic

 

Florida woman's body found after gator attack, officials say

 

Officials order new evacuations as Colorado wildfires rage on

 

Homelessness, welfare get boost in California budget deal

 

SUICIDES

 

A Modest Observation About Suicide

 

What is suicide contagion?

 

SUPREME COURT 

 

Colorado baker slammed with hostile reviews, protests after Supreme Court victory

 

SYRIA

 

Assad says West is fueling Syria war, hoping to topple him  (Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad)

 

Syria strikes kill 11 civilians after jihadist attack — monitor

 

 

TAIWAN

 

US-China: Why Taiwan is back on the agenda

 

40% of Taiwan's new college graduates willing to work overseas: poll

 

TRADE

 

Kudlow: U.S. Won’t Withdraw from NAFTA, Won’t Commit on Future of Trade Agreement

 

A Protracted Trade War? Not Necessarily

 

Don’t Split NAFTA

 

TURKEY

 

Erdogan says Austria’s crackdown on jihadi imams is “leading toward a war between the cross and the crescent” (Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan)

How Turkey's currency turmoil and the uncertainty of the upcoming elections could affect its struggling economy

Greece puts men accused over Turkey coup attempt under armed guard

 

Syria-Turkey border wall completed

 

 

UNITED KINGDOM (BRITAIN)

 

Hezbollah flags fly as pro-Palestinian, pro-Israel demonstrators face off in UK

 

20,000 People Come Out for Tommy Robinson at London’s Whitehall

 

Video from London: Massive crowds gather to hear Geert Wilders demand Tommy Robinson’s release

 

UK: Cathedral hosts Ramadan “Grand Iftar Service” on anniversary of Islamic State London Bridge jihad massacre

 

Britain’s Grenfell Tower inquiry looks at how a high-rise became ‘a highly combustible death trap’

 

UK pushes back at Trump suggestion to bring Russia back to G-7

 

UNITED STATES

 

1 dead, another critically injured in huge house explosion: officials

 

Many marchers at NYC's Puerto Rican Day Parade say Trump White House abandoned Hurricane Maria victims

 

VATICAN

 

Pope appeals to oil execs on climate change

 

WHITE HOUSE

 

Political pundit David Frum: Trump is president as punishment for Americans not being informed

 

94-year-old puts up sign calling for Trump's impeachment, city wants sign to be smaller

 

Trump is “willing to destroy the world”: George Soros

 

Rob Reiner: Trump first president ‘supported by mainstream media’

 

Trump endorses South Carolina governor in primary fight

 

In White House, Science, and Advice, Are Unwelcome

 

Trump says he will honor Italy's prime minister at White House 'shortly'

 

Trump is right to lower expectations for Singapore summit

 

Trump signals support for states deciding if pot is legal

 

 

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