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Monday, June 11, 2018

 

CELEBRATING 241 YEARS OF LIBERTY AND FREEDOM  

 

 

In Today’s Issue: 

 

 

ABORTION

 

What Happened When 3 Women Faced Deep Suffering Rather Than Abort Their Children

 

Majority of Americas Oppose Roe v. Wade Decision Legalizing Virtually All Abortions

 

'Everwood,' 'East Los High' writers talk tackling abortion on the small screen

 

 Gallup Poll: 53% of Americans Want All or Most Abortions Made Illegal

 

Planned Parenthood Abortion Clinic Stops Doing Abortions, Can’t Find Anyone to Kill Babies

 

Catholic Bishop Leads March Outside Planned Parenthood Abortion Clinic: “This is a Baby, Not a Thing”

 

 Congressman Challenges Media to Watch Videos of How Planned Parenthood Covers Up Child Rape: “It Will Make You Ill”

 

Planned Parenthood VP: Being Pro-Life Is Anti-Woman

 

Facebook, Amazon, Google, and Twitter All Work With Pro-Abortion Group

 

Biotech Firm Was Caught With the Remains of Unborn Babies in Its Warehouse

 

Mom Explains How She Told Her Daughter She Aborted Her Sibling: “Fetuses Aren’t People Yet”

 

Activists Put Pressure on Home Secretary Sajid Javid to Legalize Abortions in Northern Ireland

 

AFGHANISTAN 

 

Taliban splinter group declares open-ended truce with Kabul

 

‘Afghanistan’s Malala’: College student shot by Taliban in 2016 earns bachelor’s degree 

 

AFRICA 

 

White South African farmers trained by Israeli special forces to fight off violent attacks

 

Al Qaeda in North Africa Threatens Attacks on Western Companies

 

Sudan receives 458 tons of Saudi humanitarian and medical aid

 

ANTI-SEMITISM

 

Twitter Revokes Louis Farrakhan’s Blue Check Over Anti-Semitic Tirade

 

ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE

 

Artificial-intel nightmare: A Norman Bates algorithm 

 

ASSISTED SUICIDE

 

The American Medical Association has long opposed assisted suicide --- is that about to change?

 

American Medical Association weighs whether to change stance on assisted suicide 

AUSTRALIA

 

Australia's emissions reduction target 'unambitious, irresponsible'

 

Woman sexually assaults girl, 17, at suburban train station

 

Australia: University student newspaper celebrates jihad mass murderer, refuses to apologize

 

AUTO INDUSTRY

 

What’s an Extra $5,089 for a Pickup Truck?

 

BIG GOVERNMENT

 

The Other Government-Controlled Insurance System 

 

CANADA

 

The close: TSX, U.S. stock markets shake off G7 row

 

U.S.-Canada dispute escalates after tense G7; Trump renews criticism of Trudeau (Canadian Prime Minister Prime Minister Justin Trudeau)

 

Toronto: Al-Quds Day rally features flag of jihad terror group Hizballah

 

Trade war looms as Trump and adviser lob insults and accusations at Trudeau

 

British PM May backs Trudeau but doesn’t censure criticism from Trump trade adviser

 

 Opinion | Donald Trump makes a hero out of Justin Trudeau

 

Trudeau takes his turn as Trump’s principal antagonist, and Canadians rally around him

 

 Doug Ford has lots of choices in assembling first PC government since 2003

 

 Sure Canadians are fed up — but if our relations with America sour further, we all know who loses

 

COMMUNIST CHINA 

China puts missiles back on contested South China Sea island as United States pushes allies for bigger military presence in waters 

What China’s Moon Mission Means for the United States

 

China is hurting itself and the world by pretending it is poor

 

U.S. publishes details of ZTE deal, ban not yet lifted

 

Amazon Blasted Over China Echo Factory Conditions

 

COMMUNIST CUBA 

 

Cuba provides some details of another ailing U.S. Embassy worker

 

COMMUNIST NORTH KOREA

 

Kim flies in for summit on Chinese plane, in victory for Xi    (Communist North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un/Communist Chinese dictator Xi Jinping)

 

Excitement high, expectations lower on Trump-Kim summit eve

 

Three reasons the Trump-Kim summit matters

 

What really is North Korea?

 

Kim Jong Un Set Deadline for Ending Summit, Officials Say

 

USA Says ‘Irreversible Denuclearization’ Only Acceptable Outcome

 

Yes, North Korea Will Give up Its Nukes and Kim Jong Un Is Crying to Prove It

 

North Korea’s Prison Camps Deserve a Spot on the Trump-Kim Summit Agenda 

 A Trump-Kim deal for North Korea’s denuclearization would take years to implement

 

Giuliani and Trump Blunder Toward the North Korea Summit

 Part of the meeting is just Trump, Kim and their translators

 

Kim Jong Un hits the town ahead of historic summit with Trump: Live updates  

 

Kim makes debut on global stage as he prepares for Singapore summit with Trump

 

North Korea says it will discuss denuclearization and peace with the US

 

Don’t set aside North Korea’s monstrous crimes

 

How Big is North Korea’s Economy? Pick a Number, Any Number

 

High stakes: National security community braces for nuclear brinkmanship if summit fails

 

At the North Korea summit, empathy is the key

 

North Korean defectors contemplate the possibility of returning to their homeland

 

CONGRESS 

 

DCCC Donor Partnered With Foreign Fund Accused of Embezzling Billions

 

G.O.P. Baseball Team Returns to the Field, a Year After a Shooting

 

CRIME IN AMERICA

 

Bad Teachers: Miss Sprinkles garnished boy with sex

 

Suspect shoots Florida officer, holds 4 children hostage in Orlando apartment, police say

 

Pastor arrested for having sex with inmates at Richmond jail, Crime Insider says

 

Surest Way to Face Marijuana Charges in New York: Be Black or Hispanic

 

The Everyday Toll of Gun Violence in America

 

Woman put 2 children in pet kennels inside hot car: police

  

DEMOCRATS (MARXISTS)

 

Most Voters Say Bill Clinton Is A Sexual Predator

 

Another Big Obama Lie

 

DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

 Trump officials kick into damage-control mode with Canada  (Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue)

 

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

 

DeVos Brought Back For-Profit Accreditor Her Own Department Faulted  (Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos)

 

Parkland students rip DeVos for not looking at the role of guns in school violence 

 

 

DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

 

Immigration Court Cases Still Piling Up

 

The Justice Department’s reputation is in the worst danger since Watergate

 

Giuliani wants Chris Christie to become Attorney General  (Former Governor of New Jersey Chris Christie (R) 

 

Tensions Flare With Press After Seizure by Justice Dept.

  

ECONOMY

 

Stock market books modest gain ahead of Trump-Kim summit, central-bank parade

 

S&P 500 edges upward as U.S.-North Korea summit approaches

 

U.S. Stocks Gain, Shrugging Off Tariff Rancor: Markets Wrap

 

Is it 2016 all over again in the stock market, asks Avi Gilburt

 

Asia stocks edge up after G7; summit, central bank meetings eyed

 

Asia Stocks See Muted Start to Week; Dollar Steady: Markets Wrap

 

Gold ends slightly higher ahead of North Korea summit, expected Fed rate action

 

Brace for the World Economy’s Most Important Week of the Year

 

Treasury yields rise in choppy trading after solid debt auctions

 

Trump’s economic boom

 

 Treasury yields rise in choppy trading after solid debt auctions

 

How Good Is the Economy Under Trump, Really?

 

 Here’s why stock-market investors are so relaxed about trade wars and North Korea

 

EDUCATION 

 

Podcast: Student Journalist From Florida’s Broward County Shares His Findings on School Safety

 

A Male Student Was Suspended for Groping. He Says Another Guy Confessed, But Boston College Didn't Care.

 

Distracted deputy comes disturbingly close to slamming into student boarding bus

 

How New Humanities Ph.D.s Fare

 

 Teacher fighting district's 'gender confusion' policy

 

Should University Presses Cancel Harassers' Book Contracts?

 

An Indiana educator survived the mass shooting in Las Vegas — and then a shooting at her school

 

At One College, 23% of New Students Will Be International

 

De Blasio is at war with the schools that do what he says he wants  (Mayor of New York City Bill de Blasio(D)

 

De Blasio’s Plan to Destroy New York’s Best Schools

 

Fraternity Members Suspended for Racist, Homophobic Video

 

Syracuse University suspends 15 fraternity members behind 'racist' video

 

ELECTION 2018

 

DA Schubert Crushes Soros’ “Social Justice” Candidate

 

ELECTION 2020

 Obama Secretly Meeting With Potential 2020 Candidates

 

Should Democrats find a Trump of their own? Political outsiders find little room in 2020 presidential field.

 

 ENERGY 

 

Oil ends higher on production risks, even after report of higher Saudi output

 

Energy Prices

 

ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA)

 

Scott Pruitt, here's evidence backing your global-warming statement  (Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt)

  

EUROPEAN UNION

 

Italian stocks mark best day in 13 months as political angst ebbs; European shares rise

 

The Top Court Of The European Union Declares To European Countries That Do Not Recognize Homosexual Marriage: ‘You Must Accept Gay Marriage!’

 

Geert Wilders Puts the Political Elites On Notice

 

FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION (FAA)

  

Obama policy puts diversity above air safety

   

FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION (FBI)

 

Giuliani says Comey could be prosecuted for Clinton email probe(Former FBI Director James Comey)

 

The FBI's fractured fairytale 

  

FEDERAL RESERVE  

Fed decision expected to drive bond market, overwhelming trade and North Korea  

 

FEMINISM

 

Lena Dunham Would Rather Get Hurt Than Deal With a Man

 

FOREIGN POLICY

 

Does the World Actually Want American Leadership?

 

Repeal the Leahy Law

  

FRANCE

 

France: Muslim rapper with “Jihad” album to perform at site of jihad massacre

 

What's the story behind Paris' new cannabis-selling coffee shops?

 

Spot a rat: Real-time map aims to plot Paris rodent sightings

  

GERMANY

 

Germany: Politician from Merkel’s party says girl murdered by Muslim migrant “would have been hit by a car”  (German Chancellor Angela Merkel)

 

Germany’s Immigration Angst Deepens 

 

Man found guilty of stabbing town mayor over support for refugees

 

10 slightly injured after fire breaks out at Frankfurt Airport

 

German chancellor calls Trump's G7 slams 'sobering,' 'depressing'

 

 Does this picture show that Merkel is now leader of the free world?

 

10 slightly injured after fire breaks out at Frankfurt Airport

 

GLOBALIZATION

 

Surprising Voices Now Claim Globalization Was a Mistake

 

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

 

Trump Set-up by Barack Obama Plant Justin Trudeau at G-7 Summit  (Canadian Prime Minister Prime Minister Justin Trudeau)

 

Analysis: The absolute chaos of Donald Trump's G7 meeting

 

Video: Justin Trudeau's eyebrow 'falls off' at G7 (Canadian Prime Minister Prime Minister Justin Trudeau)

 

Trump turns the G-7 into the G-6 vs. G-1

  

HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

 

NFIB v. Sebelius Comes Back to Bite Obamacare

 

  

HEALTH CARE

 

A Simple New 3-Minute Test Could Cut Premature Births in Half and Save More Babies

 

GOP embraces single-payer healthcare attack in California  

 

HOLLYWOOD

 

Robert De Niro yells ‘F–k Trump’ at Tony Awards 

 

HOLOCAUST

 

Recovered in Paris flea market, 1924 Austrian silent film is a Holocaust preview

 

US teacher honored for highlighting Polish Holocaust hero

 

HOMOSEXUALITY

 

Netflix to launch LGBT cartoon about drag queen superheroes who ‘save the world’ from ‘evil’

 

Thousands turn out for LA Pride Parade in West Hollywood

  

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

 

Pelosi Open to “Medicare for All” — “It’s All on the Table”  (House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-California)

 

The two reasons Nancy Pelosi, for all her insanity, is not sent packing by her party

 

House Republicans Make a Last-Ditch Attempt to Save DACA and Themselves

 

'Hip Hip Hooray:' Pelosi's Clueless Mockery of Economic Progress is Gold for the GOP, But...  (House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-California)

 

Nunes sets June 12 deadline for records related to alleged FBI Russia informant(US Representative of California Devin Nunes (R) 

 

IMMIGRATION AND CUSTOMS ENFORCEMENT (ICE)

 

Sanctuary Policies Endanger Innocent Victims

 

‘Mothers could not stop crying’: Lawmaker blasts Trump policy after visiting detained immigrants 

 

INDIA 

 

India WhatsApp 'child kidnap' rumours claim two more victims

 

India's Struggle to Become a Global Power Player 

 

INTERNET 

 

Activists Attempt Last-Minute Effort to Save Net Neutrality

 

So long to net neutrality, hello to bigger telecoms? The Web you know may never be the same.

 

IRAN

 

In Advance Of U.S.-North Korea Summit, Arab Journalists Wonder: Will U.S., South Korea Reconciliation With North Korea Be A Model For Dealing With Iran?

 

IRAQ

 

Cleric Moqtada Al-Sadr says Iraqis should unite instead of seeking repeat of election

 

An Iraqi threat goes mainstream

 

ISLAM

 

The History of Jihad From Muhammad to ISIS 

 

ISRAEL

 

Israeli-“Palestinian” Arab Conflict Briefing    (Monday, June 11, 2018)

 

As Trump-Abbas ties soured, a bad phone line epitomized their broken connection  (“Palestinian” Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas)

 

Netanyahu: “The Iranian regime shouts, ‘Death to Israel.’ In response, Israel shouts, ‘Life to the Iranian people.'”  (Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu)

 

Israel’s security in Austria’s ‘national interest,’ visiting chancellor says

 

Report: Gaza Hospitals Provide Medical Helium for Firebomb Terror Balloons

 

Israel and UAE have maintained close covert ties since 1990s, magazine claims

 

Arab, Islamic States Call For Emergency UN General Assembly Session On Gaza

 

Thousands rally at Netiv Ha’avot outpost ahead of court-ordered demolition

 

Israeli Defense Establishment Warns of Complete Economic Collapse in Gaza

 

Visiting Israel, Indonesian Muslim leader risks backlash at home

 

Girl brutally stabbed on way to matriculation exam

 

IDF clears soldiers who shot dead Palestinian teen in 2016 (Israel Defense Forces)

 

Netanyahu wishes Trump luck with North Korea  (Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu)

 

Students help rehabilitate fields damaged by fire from Gaza

 

Are Israeli officials in dreamland over the Korea talks?

 

Kites, balloons from Gaza spark multiple fires across southern Israel

 

Israelis Debate Future of U.S. Military Aid

 

Sara Netanyahu indictment to be decided on within days

 

Calls In Palestinian Authority For Arranging Mechanism For Transfer Of Power Following Palestinian Authority President 'Abbas's Hospitalization

 

Israelis Debate Future of U.S. Military Aid

 

Don’t Repeat the “Peace Plan” Futility

 

Now – 2 fantastic options for Israel encounters

 

LIBERALISM

 

Liberals ought to learn from Kim Kardashian

 

 MEDIA 

 Fox News host apologizes after calling Trump-Kim summit 'meeting between two dictators'

  

MIDDLE EAST

 

Heavy fighting on Yemen’s west coast kills 250 Houthi militants

 

MILITARY

 

Remembering Frank Carlucci, Reagan’s Secretary of Defense

 

Kadena-based F-15C crashes into waters off Okinawa

 

Mattis strives to be a reassuring voice to allies in a chaotic time  (Secretary of Defense James Mattis)

  

MORALITY

 

Moral bar slipping in U.S., Gallup poll finds

 

NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION (NASA)

 

Preserving America’s supremacy in space

 

NATIONAL PARKS SERVICE

 

Trump commits $256 million to revive long-neglected national parks, gets no thanks from left

 

First river death of year at Sequoia National Park prompts stern warning: 'They are swift, cold and dangerous'

 

NATIONAL SECURITY

 

Why America’s Incivility Is A National Security Threat

 

PAKISTAN

 

SCO can bridge India-Pakistan distance: China

 

Pakistan devalues its currency for third time since December

 

POLITICS

 

Western Conservative Summit Draws Attacks From Far-left Groups

 

POVERTY

 

Encampments take root in South L.A. Here's why clearing them out is so difficult

 

REGULATION

 

The Case for Collaborative Regulation

 

RELIGION IN AMERICA

 

Enclaves of ultra-Orthodox Jews battle neighbors in fight to preserve customs

 

The miraculous 'resurrection' of Jack Van Impe

 

Paige Patterson’s views on women fueled his rise among Southern Baptists. A women’s revolt would later spur his fall.

 

RUSSIA

  

Militants preparing provocation in Syria to initiate US attack - Russian Defense Ministry
 

Russia In The World – Russia-Austria Relations – Russian Expert Danilov: Russia Is Not Isolated

 

Russian Police Stretched to Limit by World Cup Duties, Says Union

 

Russia In The World – Russia-Italy Relations – Italian Prime Minister: Italian Government Supports A Revision Of The Sanctions Against Russia

 

Ministry Denies Destroying Gulag Prison Records

 

 Putin On Russia's Interference In Europe – Putin: 'We Keep 40% Of Our Gold And Currency Reserves In Euro'(Russian President Vladimir V Putin)

 

SCIENCE

 

Scans ID where brain processes spiritual experiences

 

SENATE 

 

Watch: Feinstein Admits She Ignored Immigration Issues Under Obama, Now Criticizes Trump On It (US Senator of California Dianne Feinstein (D)

 

Schumer Gets Hysterical After SCOTUS Defends Ohio's Voter Registration Process (Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-New York)

 

Three Virginia Republicans running for Senate use different tactics to chase Trump base

 

Romney Wants to Get Back Into Politics. But There’s a Catch.

 

SOCIAL MEDIA

 

Coalition demands feds ignore social-media terror clues

  

SOUTH KOREA 

 

Seoul’s stock market buzzes ahead of Trump-Kim summit

 

Cryptocurrencies Lose $46 Billion After South Korea Hack

 

SPAIN 

 Spain offers to take in rescue ship carrying 629 migrants after Italy and Malta both say no  

 

SPORTS

 

Nadal, the King of Clay, Wins His 11th French Open Title

 

MLB Scoreboard 

 

STATE DEPARTMENT

 

Pompeo: US will ensure verification of North Korea's denuclearization  (US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo)

 

SUICIDES

 A Survivor Offers 5 Helpful Things To Do When Suicide Hurts You

 

SUPREME COURT 

 

Would a TV Judge Qualify for Appointment to the Supreme Court?

 

Court backs Ohio's way of purging voter rolls 

Supreme Court asked to shield Sonoma County deputy who killed a 13-year-old carrying a pellet gun 

 

SYRIA

 

UN: Over 920,000 displaced in Syria in 2018, highest level since conflict began

 

This family posed as jihadists to save their son from ISIS

 

TAIWAN

 

Trump’s policy on Taiwan could turn the island into just another US colony as China’s threats achieve little

 

The Trump-Kim summit is overshadowing a key moment for Taiwan and the US

 

 Why Taiwan Is Receiving Unprecedented Attention From Washington

 

TRADE

 

Previewing a U.S.-China trade war: Much like Canada, China needs the U.S. more than the U.S. needs them

 

Poll: Majority of Swing Voters Support Tariffs on Imported Chinese Products

 

TREASURY DEPARTMENT 

U.S. Slaps More Sanctions on Russians Over Hacking 

 

TURKEY

 

Turkey GDP growth tops forecasts; Q2 slowdown seen

 

EU politicians try to influence elections in Turkey

 

Turkey election: All you need to know about the June 24 polls

 

Turkey's fragile economy worries voters before election

  

UNITED KINGDOM (BRITAIN) 

 

FTSE 100 ends higher as investors ‘pin their hopes’ on Trump-Kim summit

  

UNITED STATES

 

Pro-Trump Jews are the Future of American Zionism

 

VATICAN

 

LGBT-pushing Fr. James Martin to speak at Vatican’s World Meeting of Families

 

Pope Francis Meets with Oil Execs

 

 

VENEZUELA 

 

Sickness — Fiscal, Human, and Cultural — Sinking Venezuela Further Into Darkness

 

WHITE HOUSE 

 

Daily Presidential Tracking Poll

 

White House aide Steven Cheung leaves communications staff

 

The left wants their country to fail – as long as Trump takes the blame

 

How Trump Made Diplomacy Great Again

 

On Eve of Summit, White House Optimistic, Resolute

 

Trump to meet top Singapore officials ahead of highly anticipated summit with Kim  (Communist North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un)

 

Trump to Macron: Too many German cars in US (French President Emmanuel Macron)

 

Gen. Kelly Mulls Exit From 'Miserable' White House  (White House Chief of Staff John Kelly)

 

Trump's improvisation faces decades of North Korean preparation

 

Trump and team on the move ahead of North Korea summit: Live updates

 

Samantha Bee's 'vile and vicious' language has nothing on the vile and vicious White House

 

Melania Trump attends Ford's Theatre gala

 

Trump Tries to Destroy the West

 

Trump rips Canada and NATO in tweets from Singapore

 

Susan Rice: Trump remarks on Obama, Crimea 'disgraceful'  (Former National Security Adviser Susan Rice)

 

 

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