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Tuesday, June 20, 2017

 

CELEBRATING 240 YEARS OF LIBERTY AND FREEDOM  

 

 

In Today’s Issue: 

 

ABORTION

 

Senate Will Vote Next Week on Bill to Repeal Obamacare, Defund Planned Parenthood

 

Speaker Ryan (R-Wisconsin) Did Not Say House Will Deny Title X Funding to Planned Parenthood

 

Abortion Activists Claim if Women Can’t Kill Their Babies in Abortions They’ll Kill Themselves

 

Vatican Defends Naming Abortion Supporter to Pro-Life Academy

 

Dozens of Studies in the Past Decade Show Abortion Linked to Breast Cancer

 

Meet Autumn: Star Wars star’s family wanted abortion, her mom chose life

 

“Shocking” Study: Sociologists Find Pro-Life People Have More Children Than Abortion Supporters

 

Media Ignore List Shooter James Hodgkinson Had of Other Pro-Life Congressmen to Assassinate

 

Missouri House Passes Bill to Stop Planned Parenthood Selling Body Parts of Aborted Babies

 

Liberal denominations beg Congress to protect Planned Parenthood

 

If You Think Birth is When Human Life Begins, Consider That Unborn Babies Can Do This in the Womb

 

Baptist Pastors and Other Clergy Endorse Abortion in New Planned Parenthood Video

 

What Explains The Decline In Abortion?

 

Planned Parenthood Tweets “What Women Want in 4 Words” But Something Goes Horribly Wrong

 

Missouri House members toughen proposed abortion regulations

 

CNN Applauds Pro-Life Congresswoman Who Refused to Abort Her Disabled Baby

 

Cleveland abortion clinic Preterm struck by serial vandals

 

Obama Administration Forced Companies to Fund Pro-Abortion Groups

 

Ahead Of Major Anti-Abortion Conference, Louisville Leaders Consider Clinic Buffer Zones

 

She Saves Babies From Abortion in Front of Planned Parenthood By Doing Something Very Unique

 

WNBA Team to Fundraise for Abortion Giant Planned Parenthood

 

Mother of 4 Kids Rejects Abortion, Accepts Jesus and Gets Married All in One Week

 

Ask Amy: Family is shunning me after I shared that I’d had an abortion

 

Georgia Now Bans Late-Term Abortions After 20 Weeks

 

I'm a Married Mom & I'm Getting an Abortion

 

Pro-Life Trailer Stolen That Shows How Many Unborn Babies Die in Abortions

 

Woman Turns From Abortion, Trusts Christ and Marries the Father of Her Child—All in One Week

 

Abortionist Admits Planned Parenthood Requested “No Lights, No Sirens” to Hide Botched Abortions

 

Sanya Richards-Ross: My Abortion Broke Me; God Redeemed Me

 

Shocking Reviews of This Abortion Clinic: “It Reminded Me of an Animal Clinic and Even Smelled Like One”

 

Ontario aims to reinstate ban on pro-lifers at abortion clinics

 

California Will Give $20 Million of Your Tax Dollars to Planned Parenthood Abortion Biz

 

Vatican defends new pro-abortion appointee at pro-life academy: abortion not his ‘focus’

 

Scotland Wants to Give Women Free Abortions

 

Vatican defends membership for theologian over abortion flap

 

EastEnders spoiler: Abi reveals Lauren's abortion secret to a devastated Steven

 

New Zealand Abortions Drop to Lowest Total in 25 Years as More Babies Saved From Abortion

 
ACQUIRED IMMUNE DEFICIENCY SYNDROME (AIDS)

 

Trump ‘simply does not care’ about HIV/AIDS, say 6 experts who quit his advisory council

 

ADOPTION

 

A Letter to My Dad, an Adoptive Father of 13

 

AFGHANISTAN

 

Taliban Again Claims It Infiltrated Afghan Forces, Wounding 7 U.S. Troops

 

'The Renouncers' Might Be Afghanistan's Revenge On The Taliban

 

At Least One Protester Killed In Clashes Near Kabul Bombing Site

 

AFRICA

 

Blast in Somali Capital Kills At Least 7

 

Thousands of wildebeests die horribly in a river each year. Here’s why that’s a good thing.

 

AIRLINES

 

It’s so hot in Phoenix that American Airlines’ Bombardier jets can’t fly

 

 

AMERICAN VOICE INSTITUTE OF PUBLIC POLICY

 

Personal Health

 

ANTI-SEMITISM

 

Lawsuit alleges hostile environment for Jews on San Francisco State campus

 
ASSISTED SUICIDE

 

One Year After Canada Legalized Assisted Suicide, 970 People Have Already Killed Themselves

 
AUSTRALIA

 

Unloved banks weigh on ASX

 

The Australian dollar got hit hard twice overnight

 

13 children drown after rescue 'delay over helicopter bill'

 

China's rich have $30 trillion to spend, and they like Australia

 

Australia Suspends Syria Airstrikes Amid US-Russia Tensions

 

CANADA

 

TSX dragged down Canadian oil, gas producers as crude prices fall

 

Canadian Christian School Ordered Not to Teach “Offensive” Scriptures

 

Amazon Canada plans to hire 200 more workers at its Toronto office

 

Canadians Could Be Jailed or Fined for Using Incorrect Gender Pronouns

 

Liberals to create 'super' national security review body as part of anti-terror overhaul

 

Bill C-59 creates Canadian intelligence 'super-watchdog'

 

Drug makers paid at least $48.3-million to doctors, health-care organizations in 2016

 

Majority of schools in Toronto's east end unable to meet need for after-school care

 

Canadians' love for debt taking us into uncharted territory, PBO report warns

 

The price of an average Ontario cottage is $413K — and rising

 

Survey ranks Air Canada as top North American airline — is it true?

 

Senators who oppose a gender neutral anthem don't understand the history of 'O Canada'

 

 Half of all Canadians will get cancer in their lifetime, report says

 

Ottawa to impose 15-day limits on solitary confinement

 

Christie Blatchford: Witness at police sex assault trial describes cab ride with woman and officers

 

Mob outrage over Governor General’s misspoken indigenous comment is misplaced

 

Halton, Peel Catholic boards receive funds for new schools, renovations

 

RCMP allege federal procurement employee with no link to admiral leaked shipbuilding info

 

CENTRAL AMERICA

 

Guatemala landslide leaves 11 dead

 

CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY (CIA)

 

U.S. Quietly Admits Covert CIA Role in Iranian Coup

 

COMMUNIST CHINA 

 

$28 hacking software to break into webcams spreads in China

 

The Case for Congagement with China

 

Otto Warmbier death: China tour agency will stop taking Americans to North Korea

 

Is This the Future of Chinese Submarine Power?

 

Beauty Queen Calls for Release of Imprisoned Canadian in China

 

China, Russia To Hold Joint Military Drills In Baltic Sea After Trump Visit

 

Tesla Close to Agreeing on Plan for China Production Plant

 

Dozens injured after violent turbulence rocks flight

 

COMMUNIST CUBA

 

Trump's Crackdown on Cuban Regime Draws Praise and Fury

 

Engage Cuba Officials Listed as Registered Agents of For-Profit Travel Service

 

Cuba to Trump: Castro regime was never going to give up fugitives

 

COMMUNIST NORTH KOREA

 

Kim Jong Un Fears Assassination: Report  (Communist North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un)

 

The North Koreans treated Otto Warmbier like one of their own

 

CONGRESS

 

Congress Needs to Take War Powers Back into Its Own Hands

 

Poll reveals Americans' views of GOP health care plan

 

Both parties in Congress draw negative ratings

 

 

CONGRESSIONAL BUDGET OFFICE (CBO)

 

The head of the Congressional Budget Office, who prizes nonpartisanship, has found his work under attack by Republicans.

 

 

COPORATE AMERICA

 

Ignore the Critics, The Amazon / Whole Foods Deal Is Good for Consumers

 

COURTS

 

2nd  man indicted in case of missing teacher

 

3 University of Albany Students Who Faked Hate Crime Get Probation

 

Judge Narrows His Injunction Against Trump Travel Ban

 

 Court Stops Hospital From Pulling Baby’s Life Support Over His Parents Wishes

 

Bill Cosby’s mistrial doesn’t erase the tragedy of his downfall

 

College students avoid jail for teen’s death after party

 

New York Three men charged over Damien Hirst counterfeits that sold for $400,000

 

I was bullied into sexually assaulting her with a water bottle: Third Vanderbilt football player on trial for gang rape of unconscious neuroscience major, 21, claims he acted under duress and should be found not guilty

 

CRIME IN AMERICA

 

Killing of Muslim teen is being investigated as a road-rage incident, police say

 

Man fatally stomps on kitten he couldn’t bring on train: cops

 

Seattle police kill woman that family says was pregnant

 

Police: 4th  LI church found with Satanic graffiti

 

Breaking: Trump Supporter Stabbed By Armenian Gang Member After Being Identified As Conservative

 

DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL COMMITTEE (DNC)

 

Exclusive: Attorney for Bernie Donor Class Action Calls DNC ‘Ultimate Ponzi Scheme’

 

Independent Investigators: Seth Rich Murder not a Random Homicide

 

DEMOCRATS (MARXISTS)

 

Why The Watergate Comparison Best Fits The Obama Administration

 

2017: Not The Best Time To Be A Democrat

 

Obama library snatches Susan Rice unmasking docs – for 5 years!

 

Seth Rich's neighbors sound off on murder mystery ('He was the one who leaked the emails to WikiLeaks ... It wasn't Russia that did that.')

 

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

 

Staffing Woes at the Education Department

 

DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

 

Wind Lobby Releases Study To Undermine An Energy Department Report They Haven't Even Seen Yet

 

Rick Perry denies that humans are the main cause of climate change (Energy Secretary Rick Perry)

 

 

DEPARTMENT HOMELAND SECURITY

 

Take this DHS job and shove it

 

Hiding in secret underground bunkers, eating wild birds and pets and saving secretaries but not wives: How government elites planned to survive a nuclear attack

 

DEPARTMENT OF INTERIOR

 

Shrinking Utah's Bears Ears National Monument would be one more broken promise to Native Americans

 

 

DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

 

Mueller to meet with Senate Judiciary Committee   (Justice Department special counsel former FBI Director Robert Mueller)

 

Robert Mueller Hires Another Clinton Donor For Russia Probe

 

Comey's Game (II): The Mueller Gambit

 

Watch: Gingrich Explains ‘The Fix Is In’ On Investigation To Get Trump

 

Gingrich On Russian Investigation: 'The Fix Is In'

 

Justice Department picks 12 cities for crime-fighting help

 

DOJ Announces New Initiative to Fight Violent Crime

 

Is Mueller Too Conflicted To Investigate Trump Fairly? 

 

Team Trump comes through in the war on MS-13

 

 

ECONOMY

 

Stock market retreats from record highs as oil slips into bear-market territory

 

Wall St. ends down as energy, retail shares fall

 

U.S. Stocks Drop Most in Month on Oil Bear Market: Markets Wrap

 

Gold ends at 5-week low as Fed comments fuel bets on further interest-rate hikes

 

Bottom Lines Still Matter (Amazon’s lesson for Whole Foods’ John Mackey.)

 

Millennials Are Helping America Save More Money

 

Equity Rally Extends to Asia on Tech Share Rebound: Markets Wrap

 

Nikkei nears two-year high as U.S. hi-tech rebound boosts mood

 

 

EDUCATION

 

UPenn Students Study 'Denial and Unconscious Bias' in Summer Course

 

This School District Partners With LGBT Advocacy Group to Impose Transgender Policy

 

The Slowly Diversifying Presidency (Colleges and universities turn to experienced presidents in times of pressure, curtailing gains in diversity, study finds.)

 

Teacher under fire for Christian view of marriage, resigns after LGBT witch hunt

 

Questions on Professionalism and Personal Gain

 

Why don't college rankings measure student satisfaction?

 

Every kid merits the same shot   (New York’s primary obligation under the state Constitution is the fair and proper education of every child regardless of venue, regardless of ethnicity and, more importantly, regardless of wealth. Like...)

 

Cheerio to high school! Hilarious video shows graduate eating bowl of his favorite cereal on stage as he waits to get his diploma

 

Advancing Apprenticeships

 

EGYPT

 

 Reflection on Al Minya’s bus attack: How massacre leads to Sharia law

 

 

ELECTION 2016

 

Trump Was Right: New Study Reveals Up to 5.7 Million Illegals Voted in Election

 

 

ELECTION 2020

 

Mueller Probe Could Set the Stage For Hillary’s 2020 Return

 

Biden Leads Pack of Potential 2020 Democratic Presidential Candidates

 

 

ENERGY

 

Oil finishes at a 9-month low, in bear-market territory

 

Energy Prices

 

Study Finds Fracking Doesn’t Harm Drinking Water in Texas

 

 

ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA)

 

EPA Ends $1 Million Taxpayer-Funded Gym Membership Program

 

US eco-chief met fossil fuel industry, not environmentalists for weeks

 

EUROPE

 

Switzerland: Muslim screaming “Allahu akbar” causes panic on subway

 

EUROPEAN UNION

 

European stocks pressured by selloff in oil prices

 

EU unveils plans to regulate drones by 2019

 

Belgian police: Situation at train station under control

 

Migrants Hurl Rocks at Children’s Program in Park (Sweden)

 

Portugal Fire Survivors Recount Confusion Amid a Search for Escape

 

Poll: Two-thirds of Europeans believe EU should take hard line on Brexit

 

EUTHANASIA

 

Oregon House Kills Bill to Allow Starving Mentally Ill Patients to Death

 

FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION (FBI) 

 

Trump's pick to lead the FBI dropped Russia case from bio

 

FBI issues reward for "armed and dangerous" man wanted for murder

 

FEDERAL RESERVE

 

Are investors too comfortable with the idea of a Fed ‘policy mistake?’

 

FOREIGN POLICY

 

Prestige As A Tool Of Foreign Policy

 

FRANCE

 

Paris: Authorities trigger emergency heatwave plan as capital continues to sizzle

 

4 family members detained after Paris attack

 

Heatwave update: France extends alerts to 66 departments

 

Emmanuel Macron plans cabinet reshuffle after parliamentary win  (French President Emmanuel Macron)

 

'Guns and gas' found in Paris attack car

 

Emmanuel Macron Is Facing the ‘Mother of All Battles’

 

 

GERMANY

 

Germany Raids Homes of 36 People Accused of Hateful Postings Over Social Media

 

Germany is building houses in all the wrong places, study claims

 

German Senior Defense Official: ‘In the End, There Will Be a European Army’

 

Two jailed for kicking homeless man to death and burning body

 

Hamburg Girds for 100,000 G-20 Protestors

 

Famed female rapper put in jail for beating teenage prostitutes

 

Germany investigates possible political motive for rail arson attacks

 

Everyday evil inside Nazi Germany: Extraordinary pictures show the reality of life under Hitler, from wholesome activities to routine Jewish persecution 

 

3 asylum-seekers in Germany accused of violently raping woman ‘3 times each’

 

German jets to start leaving Incirlik base in Turkey for Jordan in July – defense minister

 

GLOBAL WARMING

 

Take A Look At The New 'Consensus' On Global Warming

 

Why the Russians Conceived the Global Warming Scam

 

AP Poll: Few Agree With Trump Move to Ditch Paris Accord

 

Third of the world now faces deadly heatwaves, research shows

 

GOP

 

The GOP’s hard, messy options for destroying Trumpism

 

Poll: George W. Bush gaining on Obama in popularity

 

HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

 

How Did Health Care Get to Be Such a Mess?

 

Paul Krugman’s Orwellian History of Obamacare

 

HEALTH CARE

 

In this Ohio community, residents fear opioid overdoses will be 'our new normal'

 

New study shows promise of yoga in treating back pain

 

California family seeks answers after 3-year-old dies following routine dental procedure

 

You should ALWAYS cover your mouth when you sneeze: Germs can travel 12ft and stay airborne for 45 minutes

 

Laundry pods could be fatal for adults with dementia because they can be mistaken for sweets, report claims 

 

 

HOLLYWOOD

 

Conservative in Hollywood? Be a 'Democrat publicly,' industry vet says

 

Miles Teller denies public intoxication arrest

 

Alyssa Milano sues business manager for financial ruin that 'left her millions in debt and ruined her credit when he failed to pay taxes and allowed $5M renovation of a home worth just $3M' 

 

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES 

 

New sanctions on Russia and Iran hit House roadblock

 

It's Election Day, And GA Dem Jon Ossoff Still Can't Explain Why He Doesn't Live In The District

 

Don’t Look to Georgia’s Sixth for 2018 Clues

 

Nunes: 'We Have to Stop Chasing Russian Ghosts Around the Closet and Actually Get to Real Work!'  (US Representative of California Devin Nunes (R)

 

Ryan: 'Full Speed Ahead' on Tax Reform This Year  (Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-Wisconsin)

 

Rep. Scalise’s Condition Upgraded to Serious, Improving After Shooting (House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R- Louisiana)

 

The Left-Wing Terrorist’s Capitol Hill Coup d’Etat

 

Republicans Introduce New Gun-Carry Legislation in Wake of Alexandria Attack

 

What you need to know about Georgia's special election

 

Democrats Block Witnesses from Testifying in House Intel Probe

 

Ryan: The News 'Misinterpreted' Trump's Feeling Toward AHCA   

 

Republicans hope to avoid Georgia upset and salvage their agenda

 

Paul Ryan to insist on permanent tax reform  

 

Georgia special election: Voters to settle most expensive congressional race in history

 

Trump’s agenda on the line in a hard-fought Georgia House race

 

Left's 10 worst responses to shooting of congressman

 

 Reporter for conservative outlet blocked from Jon Ossoff campaign event

 

Flynn Didn't Disclose Middle East Meetings, House Democrats Say

 

Byron York: In Georgia, GOP frets Ossoff-Handel race, looks to sky for hope  

 

Rep. Mike Coffman announces divorce

 

House conservatives send Senate list of 'must haves' for healthcare bill

 

IMMIGRATION

 

Foreign Guest Workers Increasing Under Trump

 

LAPD chief endorses 'sanctuary state' bill that Eric Holder hails as constitutional


IMMIGRATION AND CUSTOMS ENFORCEMENT (ICE)

 

Fed roundup of Chaldean Christians in Detroit stirs outpouring of sympathy in U.S

 

Cubans seeking status stuck in legal limbo

 

INDIA

 

This Debt Debacle is Damaging India's Economy

 

Modi could discuss visa issue with Trump: Official (Prime Minister Narendra Modi)

 

Indian Government Throws Catholic Nun Into Jail For Preaching The Gospel To Hindus

 

Isro to launch 31 satellites on Friday

 

PM faced terror threat during Kerala visit: State DGP

 

India arrests 15 for cheering Pakistan in Champions Trophy

 

China says it will link Pakistan corridor with project involving India

 

Is Lockheed dumping F-16s on India?

 

First air cargo started between Afghanistan-India

 

INDONESIA

 

Indonesia cracks down on terrorism with new laws and joint patrols

 

IRAN

 

Iran Says Its First Known Ballistic Missile Strike in Syria Sends Message to USA

 

Five takeaways from Iran’s missile strike in Syria

 

IRAQ

 

Mosul Falls, But Will It Stand?

 

ISRAEL

 

Israeli-“Palestinian” Arab Conflict Briefing     (Tuesday, June 20, 2017)

 

PA slams new settlement as effort to thwart Trump’s peace drive

 

Netanyahu: We Don’t Help Syrian Rebels  (Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu)

 

Hamas calls for ‘day of rage’ Friday over ‘holy sites,’ Gaza siege

 

Peace Through Backgammon

 

UN reports substantial increase in Israeli settlements

 

Netanyahu Meets With ‘Hall of Fame’ NFL Football Stars

 

Ground broken for first new West Bank (Judea and Samaria)  settlement in 25 years

 

Ramallah start-up uses algorithms to predict Mideast conflict

 

Turning Gaza’s lights back on, Abbas’s rival Dahlan makes dramatic return (“Palestinian” Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas)

 

Terror Attack Blocked Near Jewish Community of Adam

 

Liberman: Trump administration still in ‘listening and learning’ mode  (Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman)

 

On World Refugee Day, estimates show 66% of Palestinians became refugees in 1948

 

Report: Arab MKs Pressuring Druze Youth to Dodge IDF Draft  (Israel Defense Forces)

 

IDF: Knife-wielding Palestinian attacks Israeli troops, is shot dead

 

Barak: Trump in favor of Palestinian state   (Former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak)

 

Seeking Saudi friends, Israel must still bridge gulf with Palestinians

 

Israel, Philippines Sign $19.7M Contract

 

Ex-PM Olmert hospitalized after complaining of chest pains

 

Palestinian shot dead by Israeli forces in alleged stabbing attempt near Qalandiya

 

Alleged Jewish extremist to be held without charge despite court freeing him

 

'The people of Israel salute you' (Israeli President Reuven Rivlin visits family of slain officer, says all of Jerusalem feels safer with soldiers like her protecting them.)

 

Ex-TSA chief lauds Israel ties, says more to come

 

US experts warn Israel to take Islamic State seriously

 

Shaked: PA, Hamas responsible for Gaza electric crisis (The minister of justice calls on “Palestinian” public and international community to pressure the “Palestinian” leadership to resolve the issue; she states Israel would be happy to completely disengage from Gaza.)

 

Danon: UN Security Council provides platform for 'blood libels' (Israel's Ambassador to the UN slams Algerian diplomat's accusations that Israel turned Gaza into a concentration camp.)

 

Fatah's Official Facebook Page: One Of The Perpetrators Of The Damascus Gate Attack Is Our Man

 

Gaza planning demonstrations as Israel

 

4 year old chokes on toy (Child in serious condition after getting toy duck stuck in his trachea.)

 

Why the government is afraid of academia

 

Israeli Sources: Iran Missile Strike in Syria Missed Targets

 

Livni  And Dangers of Peace Theater   (Hatnuah Chairwoman Tzipi Livni; Is Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahubuilding bridges with left-wing Israeli leadership?)

 

Is PA planning to deceive the US and donor countries – Again?

 

Critics of Israel get frightful warning from Charlie Daniels

 

PA names square after mastermind of massacre of 22 children and 4 adults

 

LIBERALISM

 

The Jihad of the American Left

 

Will The Left Disavow Violence Towards The Right?

 

Anger Privilege  (Only leftists are allowed to be angry.)

 

MEDIA 

 

Exclusive: Source Says Megyn Kelly ‘Would Not Be Welcomed Back’ at Fox News

 

NBC Smear of Alex Jones: Another Epic Fail for Fake News MSM

 

Matthews Suggests Media Out of Touch with White Working Class

 

CNN's Jake Tapper Essentially Calls Trump an Islamophobe...

 

Ignoring The Radical Left Is Worse Than Ignoring Alex Jones

 

Liberal Outlets Mocked ‘Idiot Frat Boy’ Otto Warmbier When Arrested by North Korea

 

Trump Rally=> Stock Market Sets Seven New All-Time Records in June – Media Silent

 

Bill O'Reilly: 'I am starting my own operation'

 

Rep. Tom Reed: Scott Pelley should 'never be employed in the media again' after Scalise comments

 

Tucker Carlson Destroys NJ Dem Who Tweeted ‘Hunt GOP Congressmen’: ‘You’re an Unbalanced Person’ (Video)

 

MEXICO

 

Mexican journalists, activists targeted with Israeli spyware — report

 

Being Legal in New Mexico

 

Cartel Wives: Women whose husbands worked for, then brought down El Chapo tell their story

 

Cellphone malware 'used to spy on journalists and activists'

 

MIDDLE EAST

 

Saudi says it does not need Turkish military base

 

Qatari confusion as foreign minister makes contradictory statements

 

KSA: 3 Iran Revolutionary Guards captured from boat carrying explosives

 

How Qatar diplomatic crisis may create new opportunities for the UAE

 

Iraq PM meets with King Salman for talks in Saudi

 

Saudi naval forces detain three Iranian revolutionary guards

 

Qatar Says it Will Not Negotiate Unless Neighbors Lift 'Blockade'

 

MILITARY

 

Dunford: U.S. State Department Leading the Effort to Install ‘Local Governance’ in Raqqah  (Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Joseph Dunford)

 

Pentagon report highlights Chinese submarine buildup

 

Air Force Stands Up New Headquarters Space Directorate

 

Pentagon Builds Robo-Wingmen to Fly With Manned Fighter Jets

 

Armed Russian jet comes within 5 feet of US recon jet

 

Obama LGBT Policies at Pentagon, Other Agencies Running On Autopilot

 

Veterans Affairs official files FOIA request to spy on whistle-blower

 

Pentagon Still Communicating With Russia After American Downing of Syrian Jet

 

7 sailors died on board the USS Fitzgerald. Here are their stories.

 

Military releases details about how USS Fitzgerald crashed

 

Navy finds $500 million for 2nd  littoral combat ship in 2018

 

Tears — and questions — on the ramming of USS Fitzgerald

 

U.S. risks further battles as it steps deeper into Syrian quagmire 

 

Guided-missile destroyer Dewey to visit S. Korean island ahead of joint war games

 

Navy files first charges under military law in ‘Fat Leonard’ corruption scandal

 

After Russian threat, Dunford says US forces 'have the capability to take care of themselves'  (Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Joseph F Dunford Jr)

 

Why Is the U.S. Killing So Many Civilians in Syria and Iraq?

 

Policy experts urge Congress to back new round of base realignments and closures

 

VA whistleblower who testified in Congress stripped of job duties in Atlanta

 

This military base used by US forces is a hotbed for HIV

 

Man arrested for sexually assaulting teen at sleepover

 

Mattis the Decider  (Secretary of Defense James Mattis)

 

 

MUSIC INDUSTRY

 

Bee Gees' Gibb speaks of abuse attempt

 

MYANMAR

 

Pastor Jailed in Burma Falls Ill

 

Rohingya insurgency takes lethal form in Myanmar

 

 

NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION (NASA)

 

Nasa says 'we are probably not alone' as it reveals 10 new Earth-size planets

 

NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION (NSF)

 

Feds Spend $746,756 on STEM Video Game

 

PAKISTAN

 

America Must Confront Pakistan's Support of Afghan-Based Terrorism

 

Donald Trump may crack down on Pakistan with possible strikes on terror safe havens

 

Report: China Is Considering a Military Base in Pakistan as the Two Countries Grow Closer

 

 

PARENTING

 

Poll: Nearly Two-Thirds of Mothers 'Shamed' by Others About Their Parenting Skills

 

PHILIPPINES

 

ISIS Presents Battles In Philippines As Part Of War Against Christianity

 

As Marawi burns, Duterte fades from view  (President Rodrigo Duterte)

 

Philippines: Islamic State leaders torch the Christian school they graduated from

 

PORNOGRAPHY

 

Chris Rock: I was addicted to porn and it destroyed my marriage

 

RADIO

 

Limbaugh: 'Scary' proof U.S. facing 'major divide' it can't escape

 

REPUBLICAN NATIONAL COMMITTEE (RNC)

 

A Republican contractor’s database of nearly every voter was left exposed on the Internet for 12 days, researcher says

 

RUSSIA

 

The Internet Is Accusing Putin of Using U.S. Footage to Boast About Russia's Airforce  (Russian President Vladimir V Putin)

 

Dmitry Oreshkin: It Used To Be 'Putin And The Void', Now It Is 'Putin And Navalny'

 

Russia’s ‘Gay Propaganda’ Laws Are Illegal, European Court Rules

 

US spy plane carried out ‘provocative turn’ toward Russian fighter jet over Baltic – Moscow

 

Russian diplomat blasts US military presence in southern Syria as 'illegal'

 

Russia Warns It Will Target U.S. Warplanes in Syrian Airspace

 

Kalashnikov gunmaker launches new noiseless drone into serial production

 

Russia compares Trump Cuba plan to Cold War

 

Russia considers no counter-demands to US in response to Tillerson's plan  (US Secretary of State Rex W Tillerson)

 

Was Lenin a German Agent?

 

SCIENCE

 

New Paper Says Puberty Blockers Aren’t the Answer to Gender Confusion

 

Volcanoes 'triggered dawn of dinosaurs'

 

 

SENATE

 

Senate GOP shuffles toward health care vote

 

Senate Dems Invoke Rule to Limit Hearings in Protest of GOP-Only Healthcare Work

 

Sen. Corker expects GOP Obamacare repeal bill will be made public Thursday  (US Senator of Tennessee Bob Corker (R)

 

Senate Judiciary Committee Will Probe Trump for Obstruction

 

McCain: North Korea 'murdered' former detainee Otto Warmbier (US Senator of Arizona John McCain (R)

 

Now U.S. government threatens to take all your cash

 

Do Republicans have the votes to pass the bill?

 

Sanders slams 'unprecedented' process on GOP health bill   (US Senator of Vermont Bernie Sanders (I-Socialist)

 

Senate to hear students testify about free speech

 

Franken accuses Trump of flip-flopping on House healthcare bill  (US Senator of Minnesota Al Franken (D)

 

Senate Democrats Try to Gum Up Works Over Affordable Care Act Repeal

 

Why the GOP is struggling to repeal Obamacare

 

 Senator, Interrupted: Kamala Harris outrage illustrates feminism's inability to react in proportion  (US Senator of California  Kamala Harris (D)

 

Senators to WH: Russian Takeover of Citgo May Be National Security Threat

 

Mike Flynn is a 'co-operating FBI witness' claims senator as Trump's disgraced national security adviser is quizzed over involvement in $100 BILLION Russian arms deal plan

 

 

SINGAPORE

 

Singapore PM Lee Hsein Loong apologises for public family feud

 

SMALL BUSINESS

 

Why my small business needs tax reform

 

SOCIAL MEDIA

 

Man inadvertently livestreams mass shooting on Facebook

 

Facebook and Twitter being used to manipulate public opinion – report

 

SOUTH AMERICA

 

Hidden trove of suspected Nazi artifacts found in Argentina

 

Dutch journalists kidnapped in Colombia

 

SOUTH KOREA 

 

1 in 9 female migrant workers subject to sexual abuse: report

 

US supersonic bombers fly over Korean Peninsula

 

Korea, U.S., Canada to Stage Military Drills Near Jeju

 

S. Korean leader on North's threat, death of U.S. student

 

Korea's Young Population Halved Since 1980

 

Drought causes water shortage crisis in southern Korea

 

New South Korean president vows to end use of nuclear power

 

67 'deadly' hot days to scorch Seoul in 2100: study

 

US commander says more combined drills with Korea needed

 

Chinese leaving Seoul bourse amid THAAD row

 

SPORTS

 

St. Louis Cardinals Refuse to Bow to LGBT Demands to Punish Christians

 

Tracking Athletes’ Sex Offenses

 

Minor League Team Mocks Tebow with Scoreboard Graphic of Him Crying

 

The epidemic that’s ruining youth sports

 

Tiger Woods 'gets professional help' to tackle addiction to prescription drugs

 

'Girl' with mustache a sensational rage at school

 

Kaepernick compares police officers to ‘runaway slave patrol’

 

MLB Scoreboard

 

STATES

 

 

Illinois careens into financial meltdown – and not even the lottery is safe

 

Bear kills Alaska teen during running race

 

Don't Bail Out Failing States Like Illinois

 

Too hot to fly: Record setting heatwave to crush Las Vegas and Phoenix with temperatures reaching 120F as flights are grounded and people are warned of major health issues

 

It’s going to be 127 degrees in Death Valley this week

 

Incredible moment pair of frantic adult elephants work together to save a calf from drowning after it slips into pool at zoo enclosure

 

STATE DEPARTMENT

 

State Department warns Hungary: Anti-Soros law 'another step away' from NATO

 

State Dept. must help make Turkey pay for assault on protesters

 

SUPREME COURT

 

Offensive Trademark Law Nixed by Supreme Court

 

What This Supreme Court Ruling Means for the Washington Redskins, Other Brands Deemed ‘Offensive’

 

Justices to Hear Major Challenge to Partisan Redistricting

 

The Supreme Court gives the country some necessary guidance on free speech

 

The Supremes slap down the ‘hate speech’ censors

 

SYRIA

 

Islamic State chief cleric killed in Syria air strike: US-led coalition

 

US shoots down Iranian drone in Syria

 

Is Syria Wagging the Russian Dog?

 

How Do America and Russia Avoid a War over Syria?

 

Syria Violates De-escalation Agreement

 

Syrian Warplane Bombing: A Turning Point In The Conflict?

 

The stakes in Syria now include US-Russia war

 

 

TAIWAN

 

Waking the Dragon: US Arms Sales to Taiwan Bound to Spark a Backlash From China

 

China urges Taiwanese to oppose ‘secession activities’

 

Taiwan May export orders rise for 10th straight month

 

Orion squadron to be activated near Double Ten

 

Support for changes in China policy rises in Taiwan after Panama break

 

TERRORISM

 

Alabama Muslim Arrested On Terrorism Charges Accidentally Reveals Links To Palestinian Terrorists

 

Giving Terrorists a Heads-Up  (A proposed law would force the NYPD to publicize the details of its surveillance technology.)

 

THAILAND

 

Four foreign inmates escape Bali prison using 15-metre tunnel

 

TRADE

 

NAFTA Renegotiation May Extend Into 2018

 

 

TRANSGENDER MOVEMENT

 

Public library forced to cover transgender surgery in insurance plans

 

TROPICAL STORMS

 

Tropical Storm Cindy Forms in Gulf of Mexico South of Louisiana

 

Tropical storm 80-percent likely to form on the Gulf coast, and could bring dangerous flooding and damaging winds anywhere from Florida to Texas this week

 

 

TURKEY

 

Euro MPs urge scrapping Turkey accession talks over Erdogan's sweeping powers  (Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan)

 

Gulf diplomatic crisis: After Qatar, Turkey could be next target of Arab countries

 

Islamic preacher Hasan Akar arrested for ‘insulting Atatürk’ 43 days after warrant

 

Eight-year-old girl in Turkey’s Hakkari curious about Bosphorus Bridge realizes her dream

 

EU Commissioner Hahn to visit Turkey on July 6

 

Fitch revises up Turkey’s GDP forecast to 4.7 percent based on strong first quarter growth

 

Turkey tops UNHCR’s refugee hosting list with 2.9 million refugees

 

Turkey to send 11 tons of aid to Qatar

 

Turkey’s top court rejects complaint against post-coup arrest, setting precedent

 

Turkish online credit card payments surge in May

 

UNITED KINGDOM (BRITAIN)

 

FTSE 100 ends lower as oil sinks to 10-month low

 

BBC targets kids with “Islamophobia” propaganda after Finsbury Park mosque attack

 

New Kind Of Terror In London Sees Potential Vigilante Attacking Muslims

 

British pound slides to 2-month low as rate-hike hopes fade

 

Woman Stabbed Her Newborn to Death Because She Thought a Baby Would “Harm” Her Career

 

No Allah Please, We’re British

 

Britain Moves Quickly to Quell Muslim Tensions

 

Van attack adds to growing dread in London’s Muslim community

 

London terrorist fought for McCain-backed jihadists (US Senator of Arizona John McCain (R)

 

Finsbury Park suspect 'turned against Muslims' after London Bridge attack

 

Finsbury Park Mosque: Nicola Sturgeon condemns ‘horrific’ attack  (Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon)

 

London mosque attack suspect named

 

Britain just caved into a major EU demand on the very first day of Brexit talks

 

Grenfell Tower fire: Death toll rises to 79, police say

 

Divorce talks finally begin between Britain and the European Union

 

Parts of UK hotter than Istanbul as heatwave forecast to continue

 

UK ministers 'were warned of fire risk'

 

Theresa May refuses to house Grenfell fire victims in Kensington's empty homes  (British Prime Minister Theresa May)

 

EU: No plans for Brexit concessions

 

NHS Health unions urge Theresa May to ditch pay cap

 

British Liberal Hacks Blame Anti-Islamist Activist Tommy Robinson After Finsbury Park Mosque Attack

 

UNITED NATIONS

 

Arab League Chief: Israeli membership would discredit Security Council

 

Haley seeks UN resolution to punish states backing Hamas (US United Nations Ambassador Nikki Haley)

 

Horror as 250 Christian kids 'kneaded in a dough mixer'

 

 

US CONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY COMMISSION

 

Laundry pods could be fatal for adults with dementia because they can be mistaken for sweets, report claims 

 

VATICAN

 

Breaking: Four Cardinals release letter asking to meet Pope about ‘confusion and disorientation’ in Church

 

VENEZUELA 

 

Ministers at OAS Meeting Fail to Agree on Venezuela Resolution

 

WHITE HOUSE

 

Daily Presidential Tracking Poll

 

Trump's handling of Russia probes weighs on approval ratings

 

Witch Hunt: The Getting of the President

 

White House says it retains right to self-defense in Syria

 

Ukrainian President Poroshenko To Visit Trump At White House

 

Chelsea Clinton: Stop ‘Fat Shaming’ Spicer to Justify Increased White House ‘Opacity’

 

Donald Trump has now said more than 300 false things as president

 

Trump Says China's Efforts on North Korea 'Have Not Worked Out'

 

Take the Fifth, Mr. President

 

Trump Makes Noises About Caving On Immigration

 

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Trump Blames North Korea's 'Brutal Regime' for Student's Death

 

Why doesn’t Trump rush to criticize attacks on Muslims?

 

Conservative talk-show host and First Amendment litigator is Trump’s newest lawyer

 

Otto Warmbier dead: Trump condemns 'brutal' North Korea regime

 

Trump: Vote down Democrats who 'obstruct' on Tuesday

 

Jared Kushner actually speaks in front of people

 

Ingraham on Spicer's Short List as Press Secretary Replacement

 

Feeling blue! Melania Trump models a form-fitting dress and floral Christian Louboutin heels to greet the president and first lady of Panama at the White House

 

 

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