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Saturday, June 10, 2017

 

CELEBRATING 240 YEARS OF LIBERTY AND FREEDOM  

 

 

In Today’s Issue: 

 

ABORTION

 

Fetal heartbeat abortion restriction gets 4th  try in Ohio

 

Delaware moves to codify abortion rights in face of Trump threat

 

Abortion sign law faces uncertain future without funding (Oklahoma)

 

This Doctor Says He Can “Reverse” Abortions

 

18-Year-Old Maddy Rasmussen Launches Online Database of Abortion Clinic Information

 

Budget Abortion Language Could Jeopardize Hospital Procedures

 

The DUP Opposes Gay Rights and Abortion and Now It's Propping Up the British Government

 

Abortion ‘at the Core’ of Justin Trudeau’s Foreign Policy, Says Canadian Foreign Affairs Minister  (Canadian Prime Minister Prime Minister Justin Trudeau)

 

AFGHANISTAN

 

3 US soldiers killed by Afghan soldier

 

ANTARCTIC

 

One of Largest-Ever Icebergs Forming in Warming Antarctic

 

AUSTRALIA

 

Saudi football chiefs apologise over London attack tribute

 

Saudi soccer team’s refusal to honor London terror victims was despicable

 

AUTO INDUSTRY

 

 

Tesla Passes BMW by Value to Become Fourth-Biggest Automaker

 

CANADA

 

Canada: Muslim migrant beats wife with hockey stick for half an hour, says he didn’t know it was against the law

 

CAPITOL HILL

 

The Comey Happy Hour: The Hype Was the Hype  (I stood outside the Capitol Lounge reading the free Express and waiting for a friend. I was there to conduct journalism on DC’s Comey-hearing carnival.)

 

CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL AND PREVENTION (CDC)

 

CDC expecting severe tick season amid tick-borne disease "epidemic"

 

CDC: Zika Affects 5 Percent of Infected Babies

 

COMMUNISM

 

Truman-Reagan Medal of Freedom Awarded to Former PM of Estonia at Victims of Communism Memorial

 

COMMUNIST CUBA

 

Trump expected to announce Cuba policy rollbacks next Friday

 

Republicans urge administration to keep Cuba open

 

CONGRESS

 

Lawrence Kudlow: Three Easy Pieces — A Simple Get-It-Done-Now Economic Plan

 

House, Senate committees want Trump tapes, Comey memos 

 

COURTS

 

13 days in the history of the accused leader of the Benghazi attacks (Ahmed Abu Khattala was masked, handcuffed and gagged, then taken aboard a US vessel for a journey across the Atlantic Ocean that would end in a US courtroom. His lawyers want his statements to FBI investigators thrown out, arguing that his capture and detention in a windowless room below deck were coercive and render meaningless the many waivers he signed giving up his right to an attorney and not to incriminate himself.)

 

Officer charged in fatal shooting breaks down on stand

 

Doctor pleads no contest to killing Yale physician

 

Detroit man charged in slaying over Air Jordans

 

4 Florida cops charged in 2014 beating after high-speed chase

 

Ex-NYPD psychologist gets three years for shooting husband

 

Roman Polanski’s victim asks judge to dismiss case

 

Jury ACQUITS man, 27, who 'molested his roommate's bikini model girlfriend while she slept' because he was sleepwalking and did not know what he was doing

She was 13 when Roman Polanski sexually assaulted her. Forty years later, she wants a judge to drop the case against him 

 

CRIME IN AMERICA

 

6 summer scams and how to avoid them

 

Source of Georgia street drug that killed as many as 4 people still unknown

 

Tulsa police fatally shoot man armed with knives

 

2 young boys cry for help, save overdosed parents

 

Heroin's Use Rising, Costing Society More Than $51 Billion

 

Minn. officer says motorist had hand on gun when shot

 

Fugitive busted at amusement park after posting to Snapchat

 

CUSTOMS AND BORDER PROTECTION

 

Illegal immigration up 27 percent last month

 

DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL COMMITTEE (DNC)

 

Ellison Aide to Take Senior Adviser Role at DNC (Democratic National Committee Deputy Chairman Keith Ellison)

 

 

DEMOCRATS (MARXISTS)

Monica Lewinsky cites Clinton scandal when commenting on alleged Trump tapes

 

Exclusive: More than a bromance - the intimate relationship between John F. Kennedy and his gay friend - from prep school to the White House - where pal had his own room, much to Jackie's chagrin 

 

De Blasio Gives Excuse for 12 Mile Daily Drive to Gym (Mayor of New York City Bill de Blasio)

 

 

DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

 

Sessions says he plans to testify before Senate intelligence panel

 

Sessions fires back at Comey, amid recusal questions 

 

Kansas man charged with hate crime in fatal shooting of Indian engineer

 

Sessions ends revenue stream for Obama's lefties

 

CNN’s King Admits Media Will Bury Comey’s ‘Damning Account’ of Lynch’s Behavior on Hillary (Former US Attorney General Loretta Lynch)

 

Justice Department argues Trump can receive payments from foreign governments

 

ECONOMY

 

Emerging-Market Debt's Frayed Edges

 

Americans’ Net Worth Hits $94.8 Trillion, Up 1.4% in First Quarter of 2017

 

EDUCATION

 

‘Why do I need a note for my religion?’ Students are told to get permission slips to wear hijabs.  (School officials in Virginia apologized for the treatment of two Muslim teenagers after the students said they were threatened with discipline for wearing headscarves.)

 

Michael Barone: Is College Worth It? Increasing Numbers Say No

 

Morehouse College grappling with sudden death of interim president

 

Apple's Cook Tells MIT Graduates: Temper Technology With Humanity

 

 

EUROPEAN UNION

 

Netherlands: State TV edits Theresa May’s London speech to remove references to Islam

 

8 hurt when car hits pedestrians in Amsterdam

 

Ireland: Muslim suspected of terror links won’t be deported, could be tortured back home

 

ENERGY

 

Energy Prices

 

FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION (FBI) 

 

FBI probes Michigan imam over claims he incited London Bridge jihadi to kill

 

Judicial Watch: Retired and Actively Serving FBI Agents Tell Us ‘Comey is a Dirty Cop’ (Video)  (Former FBI Director James Comey)

 

In “he said, he said” with Trump, Comey has distinct advantage on Capitol Hill  (Former FBI Director James Comey)

 

Exclusive: Lordy! James Comey set for $10 million payday as publishers scramble to sign book deal with fired FBI chief for inside story on Hillary, Trump - and his own brush with death by a serial rapist

 

Comey’s sharing of notes about Trump, while criticized, may not be criminal, analysts say

 

Boy Scout James Comey is no match for Donald Trump

 

GERMANY

 

Germany's Merkel seeks to ease tensions with military

 

GOOGLE

 

Why Google wanted to sell — and Softbank wanted to buy — Boston Dynamics, which makes crazy robots

 

GOP

 

In the heart of tea party country, Kansas faces a new revolution: The rise of moderate Republicans

 

 

GROUP OF TWENTY FINANCE MINISTERS AND CENTRAL BANK GOVERNORS (G-20)

 

Trump adds stop in Poland to G20 itinerary

 

 

HEALTH CARE

 

Insurer plans ACA exchange return

 

Obesity gaining on smoking in cancer death risk

 

HOLLYWOOD

 

'ER,' 'Don Jon' actress Glenne Headly dies at 62

 

 

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

 

An L.A.-area congressman has joined the formal effort to impeach Trump

 

Only 2.5% of New Contributions to Jon Ossoff Came From Georgia

 

Gianforte (R-Montana)  to plead guilty to assaulting reporter Ben Jacobs

 

'Worried about his fitness,' Pelosi says Trump 'needs sleep'

 

Dem congressmen's guide explains how to leak secrets

 

Pelosi investigating why Trump visited Saudi Arabia on first foreign trip (House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-California )

 

House Intel Panel Asks WH for Any Trump-Comey Tapes

 

Marsha Blackburn (R-Tennessee): Comey has an 'interesting relationship with the truth'


IMMIGRATION AND CUSTOMS ENFORCEMENT (ICE)

 

Fla. grocer revealed as torturer, deported to El Salvador

 

ICE agents arrest high schooler hours before prom

 

INFRASTRUCTURE

 

Trump pledges to make US infrastructure 'envy of the world'

 

Trump's Bridge To The Future

 

Trump touts infrastructure reform that already exists  

 

ISLAM

 

Muslim communities increase security ahead of anti-Sharia rallies

 

Americans marked for 'death' in fight over Islam

 

MEDIA 

 

Trump punishes New York Times for debunked Russia story

 

CNN cuts ties with Reza Aslan following anti-Trump tweets

 

Sean Hannity: CNN Should Not Have Fired Reza Aslan Over Profane Anti-Trump Tweet

 

MIDDLE EAST

 

Qatar is a financier of terrorism. Why does the U.S. tolerate it?

 

Human rights groups say US-led coalition used white phosphorous in populated areas of Iraq, Syria

 

MILITARY

 

Air Force base halts flights of F-35s after pilots report 'hypoxia-like symptoms'

 

Submarine officer found guilty of sex charges involving teen he met on Italian base

 

Pentagon: US operations in Qatar not affected by blockade

 

Pentagon credits Russia with easing tensions between US, Iran-backed forces in Syria

 

First woman assumes command of a battalion in a Special Forces group

 

NATIONAL SECURITY AGENCY

 

NSA leaker Reality Winner sympathized with bin Laden and Taliban, wanted to live in Pakistan or Afghanistan

 

NORTH ATLANTIC TREATY ORGANIZATION (NATO)

 

Trump Pledges to Abide by NATO's Article 5

 

NUTRITION

 

Could GRAPES do wonders for your teeth? Seeds from juicy fruit are hailed as a new weapon in the fight against tooth decay

 

PAKISTAN

 

Pakistan sentences man to death for sharing “blasphemous” content about Islam on Facebook

 

PHILIPPINES

 

Islamic State applauds murder of “belligerent Christians” in Philippines

 

RACISM

 

'Shut up, slave!' White Starbucks customer launches a vile racist rant over a spilled drink and SPITS on a black bystander in coffee shop meltdown caught on video

 

RUSSIA

 

Trump Plans First Meeting as President With Putin in July  (Russian President Vladimir V Putin)

 

Russian plane intercepts U.S. refueling aircraft

 

SECOND AMENDMENT

 

'This is war': Florida sheriff urges citizens to arm themselves in case of attack

 

SENATE

 

Bernie Sanders attacks Trump nominee for following teachings of Christ (US Senator of Vermont Bernard Sanders (I-Socialist)

 

Sen. Dianne Feinstein floats subpoenaing top intelligence officials  (US Senator of California Dianne Feinstein (D)

 

Kushner and Mueller set to meet soon with Senate Russia probe

 

Sen. Al Franken sees perjury in Jeff Sessions testimony  (US Senator of Minnesota Al Franken (D)/ US Attorney General Jeff Sessions)

 

Grassley to Trump: ‘Shutting Down Oversight Requests Doesn’t Drain the Swamp’ (US Senator of Iowa Charles Grassley (R)

 

Kirsten Gillibrand on whether Trump has kept his promises: 'F*** no' (US Senator of New York  Kirsten Gillibrand (D)

 

Why Comey’s testimony was utterly devastating to Trump

 

Democrats slam GOP senators' efforts to fast-track healthcare bill

 

Senate Judiciary leaders demand Comey's leaked memos

 

SOCIAL MEDIA

 

Trump's social media director apparently broke the law with tweet

 

SOUTH AMERICA

 

Michel Temer: Court rules in favour of Brazil leader

 

SOUTH KOREA 

 

South Korea says it will abide by US missile defense agreement

 

SPORTS

 

Fox: The Stanley Cup and NBA Finals of Economic Performance

 

Philadelphia Eagles Stars Rebuke Critics Who Tell Them Not to Hunt or Fish

 

NBA Scoreboard

 

MLB Scoreboard 

 

STATES 

 

1 injured after hot-air balloon collision in Illinois

 

Brush fire burns two acres in Bel-Air; water-dropping helicopter helps stop its progress  (California)

 

Florida governor signs strengthened 'stand your ground' bill into law

 

Teen's final journal entry before deadly bus crash: "God has called me here"

 

States Fight Trump Rollback of Birth Control Coverage

 

New York attorney general ‘looking into’ Eric Trump’s foundation

 

STATE DEPARTMENT

 

Trump defends decision to back Qatar isolation, as Tillerson calls for de-escalation (US Secretary of State Rex W Tillerson)

 

Romney says Hillary Clinton advised him to take secretary of state job

 

Tillerson called for the Saudi-led bloc of nations to ease the blockade on Qatar. An hour later, Trump contradicted him.

 

SUPREME COURT  

 

Trump to attend Gorsuch ceremony, huddle with Supreme Court about travel ban

 

TELEVISION

 

O'Reilly: I May Be Back on TV Soon

 

Nearly 20 million watched Comey hearing on TV

 

 

TERRORISM

 

Experts: Trump needs to rebuild U.S. ability to target terrorist’s money networks

 

One in Five Terrorist Attacks Against West Carried Out by Foreign Fighters

 

Muslims in Michigan and New York plotted jihad massacres in U.S. for Hizballah 

 

UBER

 

Uber CEO email on company sex guidelines surfaces

 

UNITED KINGDOM (BRITAIN)

 

Police release image of knife used in London Bridge attack

 

Sharia UK: Two arrested over video of Qur’an burning

 

UK PM's top aides resign after election fiasco

 

How Diana secretly recorded hours of tapes, pouring out her despair over her imploding marriage: Soul-baring audio reveals her bulimia began when Charles told her she was 'a bit chubby'

 

UK taxpayers supported London Bridge jihad mass murderer: he was on welfare

 

Britain in Disarray

 

London jihad massacre “could have been even worse”: jihadis tried to rent 16,500 pound truck

 

Religious hate crime rises due to football sectarianism (Religiously aggravated hate crime increased in Scotland last year, according to new figures.)

 

UK's 'youngest double murderers' named

 

How Jeremy Corbyn Proved the Haters Wrong

 

Three men who grew cannabis worth millions of pounds plead guilty to running drug factory in nuclear bunker

 

Britain Will Pay for Theresa May’s Election Gamble

 

‘Safe and secure… for the next five years’: Theresa May clings on to power – but can her government really survive?  (British Prime Minister Theresa May)

 

Theresa May hoped to strengthen Britain’s government. She did the opposite.

 

London attackers 'planned to use lorry'

 

U.K. Election Manages to Make Brexit Even Harder

 

How will this minority government actually work?

 

Mars recalls some Galaxy bars on fears they contain Salmonella

 

Who are the DUP?

 

Corbyn Lost the Election, but Is Still Its Biggest Winner

 

Corbyn: May 'underestimated voters'

 

Scotland Nicola Sturgeon hints independence off agenda after SNP loses seats   (Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon)

 

Election result rattles faith in economy

 

Shocking British vote may strain relationship between May, Trump

 

The British election is a reminder of the perils of too much democracy

 

Michael Barone: Breaking down Theresa May's disastrous night

 

Sadistic students busted for ‘pure evil’ animal-killing contest

 

WELFARE STATE

 

Universal Basic Idiocy

 

WHITE HOUSE

 

Trump calls UK election results 'surprising'

 

Trump says Comey lied under oath, remains coy on 'tapes'

 

Trump’s Interactions With Comey: Criminal or Clueless?

 

'100%': Trump says he would testify under oath

 

At Trump National, the president is just a good neighbor


Donald Trump Is the Worst Boss in Washington

 

Mr. Comey and All the President’s Lies

 

The president whose ghost is haunting the White House

 

Report: WH in Secret Talks With Russia on Syrian Safe Zones

 

Trump again criticizes Qatar as his aides scramble to head off crisis with the U.S. ally

 

Trump to create council to punish agencies for delaying projects  

 

Trump offers 'warm support' for Theresa May after rough election  (British Prime Minister Theresa May) 

 

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