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Friday, June 15, 2018

 

CELEBRATING 241 YEARS OF LIBERTY AND FREEDOM  

 

 

In Today’s Issue: 

 

ABORTION

 

Melinda Gates Slams President Trump for Defunding International Planned Parenthood

 

Cardinal Dolan makes good points but ignores politics of abortion

 

Father Impregnated His Daughter, Planned Parenthood Did Abortion and Sent Her to Him to Rape Again

 

These Men Say They “Bear the Scars of Abortion” (So Women Shouldn’t Have Them)

 

Abortion Activist Amanda Marcotte Claims Abortions are Safer Than “Carrying an Unwanted Pregnancy to Term”

 

Dozens of abortion curbs challenged in lawsuit by Texas clinic

 

First-Ever Resolution Would Make This County an Abortion-Free “Sanctuary for the Unborn”

 

Indiana Republicans OK platform plank to make abortion unconstitutional and outlaw some types of birth control

 

California Lawmakers Approve Bill to Force College Health Centers to Sell Abortion Pills to Students

 

Tennessee seeks Medicaid carve-out for abortion providers

 

University of Minnesota Used Body Parts From Aborted Babies for Research, Including Lungs and Livers

 

Texas abortionists sue to destroy decades of pro-life laws

 

Abortion Business Files Lawsuit Against Texas Laws Saving Babies From Abortion

 

Video exposes how Planned Parenthood covers up child-sex abuse and gets away with it in court

 

Argentina Takes First Step to Legalizing Abortions Up to Birth

 

Missouri Abortion Restrictions Allowed to Stand During Trial, Rules Judge

 

Northern Ireland Pro-Lifers: Tell Sinn Fein, “Abortion? Not in our name!”

 

In growing number of states, women seeking abortions face the problem of where to go

 

Christians Will be “Required” to Kill Babies in Abortions or Refer to Those Who Do  (Ireland)

 

AFGHANISTAN

 

US drone strike kills Taliban chief

 

In remarkable scenes, Taliban fighters join Eid celebrations across Afghanistan as cease-fire begins

 

Afghanistan's President Ashraf Ghani Praises Taliban Ceasefire in Eid Holiday Address

 

 

AFRICA

 

Ramadan in Nigeria: Muslims hack to death two Christians returning from church service

 

Kenyan ancestral village banks on an Obama economic stimulus

 

Why googling squatter camps in South Africa returns pictures of white people

 

 

ANTI-SEMITISM

 

Massachusetts: Public high school hosts anti-Semitic all-day event featuring “Palestinian” propaganda

 

Renowned British writer, a virulent anti-Semite, being considered for sainthood

 
ASSISTED SUICIDE

 

Assisted Suicide Clinic Operator Gets Away With Scamming People for Thousands Before They Killed Themselves

 
AUSTRALIA

 

Markets Live: ASX records biggest gain since July

 

Australian dollar could slump to 'mid-60s', says Vimal Gor

 

China may have spurred Australia's aid spending, but it will pay dividends

 

Australia's south-east to shiver through cold snap weekend

 

Australia’s Citizenship Minister: “We don’t want to repeat what happened in Europe,” migrants should learn English

 

Australian students slammed for Nazi, KKK uniform costume party

 

BIOETHICS

 

Gene-edited ‘designer babies’ offer miracle cures, questionable ethics

 

CANADA

 

TSX falls as price of oil drops nearly $2 U.S., energy stocks down

 

Canada: Ottawa library faces court challenge for cancelling film depicting the Islamization of Europe

 

Canada’s Top Court Rules Christian College Can’t Promote Biblical View of Sexual Behavior on Campus

 

Canada’s top court rules against Christian law school: LGBT ‘rights’ trump religious freedom

 

Manufacturing sales fell 1.3% to $56.2 billion in April, Statistics Canada says

 

Conrad Black: Take heed Canada: the U.S. would win a true trade war

 

13-year-old boy charged with murder in killing of cyclist in Little Portugal

 

 Stephen LeDrew: We can’t let them block Doug Ford from axing the carbon tax

 

CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL AND PREVENTION (CDC)

 

Salmonella has suspected link to Honey Smacks

 

CHRISTIANITY

 

Christian YouTuber’s Excellent Video for Women: “The First Person You Have Sex With Should be Your Husband”

 

COMMUNIST CHINA 

 

China hits back with tariffs on $50B of U.S. goods  (AVIPP COMMENTARY: The best solution to this problem is the American consumer stops purchasing Communist Chinese products.)

 

China: The US has launched a trade war

 

COMMUNIST CUBA 

 

US renews call for Cuba to probe cause of health 'attacks'

 

COMMUNIST NORTH KOREA

 

Trump gave Kim Jong-un his direct number; 1st  call due Sunday  (Communist North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un)

 

N.Korea Wants to Separate Denuclearization and Verification

 

US warns of North Korea cyber campaign, days after summit

 

White House Releases Fresh Trump-Kim Jong-un Summit Coin

 

This should have been the real headline of the Trump-Kim summit

 

 

CONGRESS

 

Congressional Republicans break from Trump on zero-tolerance border policy

 

COPORATE AMERICA

 

Elon Needs More Money… Again

 

Amazon's censorship 'masquerading as commerce?'

 

COURTS

 

Judge Sends Former Trump Campaign Chief Manafort to Jail

 

Harvard consistently rated Asian-American applicants lower on personality traits, lawsuit says

 

Trump Administration Wins Key Obamacare Lawsuit

 

CRIME IN AMERICA 

 

Police: Shooting that left boy dead stemmed from road rag

 

Middle school counsellor allegedly caught naked with student

 

5 people shot while visiting California cemetery

 

1 deputy shot dead, another injured in Kansas

 

Theranos CEO Elizabeth Holmes charged with criminal fraud

 

1 confirmed dead after 4 shot in Colorado

 

Parkland security monitor accused of sexually harassing students

 

Kellen Winslow Jr. charged with rape, kidnapping a week after burglary charge

 

Teachers, students tell ‘real story’ behind fatal classroom stabbing

 

Man arrested following threat to Disney World

 

Mom busts teen son in bed with middle school counselor: cops

 

DEMOCRATS (MARXISTS)

 

Steyer announces 'Blue Wave' program

 

DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

 

Session's Bible quote prompts Twitter backlash  (US Attorney General Jeff Sessions)

 

IG report went too easy on Comey, Trump ex-lawyer says, as newly revealed letters questioned credibility (Former FBI Director James Comey)

 

FBI IG Report: A Slap On The Wrist

 

The IG Report Shows That The Fix Was In From Start Of The Clinton Email Investigation

 

Rosenstein conflict of interest 'can't be solved'(Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein)

 

Michael Cohen believes Trump and his allies are turning on him

 

Cohen files restraining order against Stormy Daniels' lawyer

 

Bill Clinton 'offended' by criticisms over tarmac meeting with ex-Attorney General Lynch

 

Report Gives Trump an Opening, but Undercuts Narrative

 

Obama had direct contact with Clinton on private email server: IG report

 

The Report’s Real Message: Trump Is Lying

 

Five takeaways on the IG’s scathing report on the FBI

 

Inspector general’s report highlights Comey’s biggest mistake

 

DOWN SYNDROME

 

Diaper Sales Plummet as Americans Have Fewer Babies

 

ECONOMY

 

Stocks end down—but off lows—as investors look past U.S.-China ‘chest beating’ on trade

 

Wall Street ends high-volume session lower on trade jitters

 

Trump tariffs a rounding error for U.S. economy so far, that may change

 

Dollar struggles for direction as market weighs trade wars against Fed hike

 

Asia Stocks Mixed; Dollar in Best Week Since 2016: Markets Wrap

 

Asian shares falter as U.S. readies China tariffs, euro at two-week low on ECB

 

Gold prices mark lowest settlement of the year

 

Bitcoin steadies around crucial $6,500 level

 

EDUCATION

 

Teacher used duct tape to cover holes in girl's jean

 

'White Mythologies' on a Campus Near You

 

Fraternity members accused of posting revenge porn on Facebook

 

EGYPT

 

Ramadan in Egypt: Muslims screaming “Allahu akbar” pelt Christians with bricks and stones, loot their properties

 

ELECTION 2016

 

Report on FBI brings 2016 campaign roaring back

 

ENERGY

 

Global oil benchmark ends at 6-week low on expectations for OPEC output hike

 

Energy Prices

 

OPEC risks destroying its oil market success

 

 

ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA)

 

‘You have a great day, you’re a piece of trash’: Scandal-ridden EPA’s press office gets aggressive

 

It's time for Scott Pruitt to step aside  (Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt)

 

Dem questions how Pruitt got Rose Bowl tickets

 

EUROPEAN UNION

 

European stocks finish lower as trade-war worries reignite, but retain weekly gains

 

Immigration and Terrorism Are the Top Concerns of Europeans

 

As Denmark considers a ban on circumcision, some Jews consider leaving

 

In Holland, a former jihadist reaches out to Jews for forgiveness

 

Croatian man dressed up like a rabbi for $30 million art heist in Italy

 

FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION (FAA)

 

Obamairheads.Con

 

FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION (FBI) 

 

FBI has obtained encrypted messages from Michael Cohen’s phones: Prosecutors

 

Why Did FBI Assign Same Agents to Clinton & Trump Cases?

 

FBI employees took favors from media

 

IG refers 5 FBI employees over 'hostile' messages

 

 Fired FBI boss pots baffling photo hours after damning IG report released

 

Full of snark, Hillary Clinton takes James Comey to task over IG report finding  (Former FBI Director James Comey)

 

FBI worker crudely slams Trump voters as 'all poor to middle class': IG report

 

Comey’s Go-It-Alone Approach May Have Hurt the F.B.I.

 

FBI agent who wanted to ‘stop’ Trump has really just helped him

 

 

FRANCE

 

French police thwart jihad attack on Paris swingers club, Muslims “planned to attack homosexuals”

 

GLOBAL WARMING 

 

U.S. bishop urges bishops’ conference to call on Trump to rejoin Paris climate accord

 

HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

 

Inside the former Walmart holding 1,500 immigrant children in Texas

 

HOLLYWOOD

 

Bill Cosby fires 7 lawyers, hires 1 lawyer

 

HOLOCAUST

 

Dutch king, Lithuanian president honor unsung Holocaust hero

 

US diplomat who helped Jews flee Holocaust gets highway marker

 

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

 

Hollywood figures target Nunes as enemy  (US Representative of California Devin Nunes (R)

 

Scalise, wounded a year ago in shooting, returns to congressional baseball game  (House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R- Louisiana)

 

House Immigration Bill Seeks to End Family Separation at Border

 

Scalise makes play on anniversary of shooting  (House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R- Louisiana)

 

Few voice support after House GOP releases 293-page DACA bill

 

IMMIGRATION

 

Trump Administration Opens Office To Find Naturalization Fraudsters

 

INDIA

 

India And Pakistan at Loggerheads Again Over Diplomats’ Harassment Issue

 

30% of Indian companies face closure for doing zero business in last 2 years

 

INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICES (IRS)

 

How the I.R.S. Could Punish Trump and His Foundation

 

ISRAEL

 

Israeli-“Palestinian” Arab Conflict Briefing  (Friday, June 15, 2018)

 

Despite Hamas threats, Friday protests end relatively peacefully

 

Using Ramadan as Cover, 1,000 Waqf Workers ‘Cleared’ Soil Rich with Evidence of Jewish Temple

 

When The Law Of The Land Appears Blurred

 

IDF Seeking Legal Counsel on Right to Defend Israeli Civilians from Terrorists  (Israel Defense Forces)

 

IAF attacks Hamas observation post in Gaza  (Israeli Air Force)

 

Elite navy soldiers, sailors honored for covert ops in enemy territories

 

Israeli children counter flaming kites with peace balloons

 

Qatar Is Not Our Friend

 

Editor's Notes: A message of peace and rahma

 

Khamenei: Israel illegitimate, referendum should decide fate of Palestine

 

Netanyahu and Putin discuss security on Israeli-Syrian border

 

IDF chief of staff ends speculation, confirms he will not serve a fifth year

 

Khamenei: The Zionist regime will perish

 

US blacklists 14 firms tied to Israeli mining magnate

 

EU and Palestinian Illegal “Facts on the Ground”

 

Chemical leak near Dead Sea shuts roads, sends residents indoors

 

Tel Aviv U Humanities Facultys Bans Hatikva Anthem from Graduation Ceremony

 

Israel’s Supreme Court temporarily blocks deportation of Ugandan Jews

 

Israel Moves To Thwart Growing Hamas Maritime Threat

 

MALAYSIA

 

Hamas now turning Malaysia into operations base

 

MEDIA 

 

Media: IG report found ‘no evidence of bias’ in Hillary investigation; that’s not what report says

 

MIDDLE EAST

 

Fighting intensifies outside Yemen’s Hodeidah airport

 

Trump’s peace envoys add stops in Jordan, Qatar to next week’s Mideast trip

 

MILITARY

 

New Army artillery doubles attack range and outguns Russian equivalent

 

Permanent U.S. military presence needed to combat Russian menace, Lithuania says

 

Baltic exercise a show of strength with 'uninvited observers' from Russia in mind

 

VA hospitals across the country have more than 3,000 unwanted jobs

 

Naval Academy to Nike, Los Angeles boutique: Cease and desist

 

Impact of halting US-S. Korean war games will depend on scope

 

PAKISTAN

 

Pakistan's shame: the open secret of child sex abuse in the workplace

 

PRISONS

 

Trump and Sessions have created prisons for Spanish-speaking children

 

REPUBLICAN NATIONAL COMMITTEE (RNC)

 

RNC Chairwoman clarifies Trump loyalty tweet

 

RUSSIA

 

Putin hoped his World Cup bid would improve relations with the West. They’ve suffered instead.   (Russian President Vladimir V Putin)

 

Half of Unemployed Russians Below 34 Years

 

Amid Concerns of Terrorism and Hooligans, Russia Puts In Place ‘Ring of Steel’   

 

 

SENATE 

 

US senators urge Pentagon to fully disclose its role in Saudi-led war in Yemen

 

Mitch McConnell: 'Why can’t the Mueller investigation finally wrap up?'  (Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Kentucky)

 

SOCIAL MEDIA

 

N.Y. Times chief turns up heat on social-media algorithms

 

Facebook’s influential head of policy is leaving amid wave of controversies over data misuse

 

SOUTH KOREA 

S. Korea, US adopt flexible defense posture

 

S.Korea, U.S. Mull Suspending Joint Drills Indefinitely

 

USFK reduction could be US next step

 

Filipino Kids of Absent Korean Fathers Seek Compensation

 

S. Korea, US adopt flexible defense posture

 

Samsung employs 320,000 people in 73 countries: report

 

SPORTS

 

Fox News Poll: League’s popularity sinks as voters say PC madness goes too far(NFL)

 

MLB Scoreboard

 

STATES

 

Five things to know about the lawsuit against the Trump Foundation

 

California lawmakers meet deadline, sending nearly $200-billion state budget blueprint to Gov. Jerry Brown

 

SUPREME COURT

 

Fight over the oldest synagogue in the US heads to the Supreme Court

 

SUICIDES

 

Female suicide rate jumps 50 percent since 2000

 

TAIWAN

 

Magnitude 5.2 earthquake rocks northeastern Taiwan

 

Chinese cyber attacks on Taiwan government becoming harder to detect: source

 

TELEVISION

 

Drag queens replacing Road Runner, Yosemite Sam

 

TERRORISM

 

How Terrorist Groups Are Using Minerals, Stones & Drugs To Finance Their Ops

 

TRADE

 

Here’s all the stuff the U.S. imports from China that’s causing such a huge trade deficit

 

Trade War's Battle Lines Drawn With U.S., China Setting Tariff Lists

 

TURKEY

 

Is Turkey Safe For Israelis And Jews?

 

‘Anti-cybercrime department’ monitors 45 million social media users in Turkey

 

Turkey marks start of three-day-long Eid al-Fitr

 

Turkey election: Four dead in clash as pre-poll tension rises

 

UNITED KINGDOM (BRITAIN)

 

FTSE 100 drops from 4-week high as trade-war worries hurt mining shares

 

London refusing to cooperate in Glushkov, Skripal cases - Russian embassy

 

UNITED NATIONS

 

UN rights body reopens amid US threat to withdraw over anti-Israel bias

 

UNITED STATES

 

Awesome Video Shows Student With Down Syndrome Dancing Across the Stage at Graduation

 

Berkeley, California City Council Passes Measure Calling for “Humane Population Control”

 

2 people fall 30 feet from derailed roller coaster

 

VENEZUELA 

 

Workers Flee and Thieves Loot Venezuela’s Oil Giant

 

WHITE HOUSE

 

Daily Presidential Tracking Poll

 

CNN: Strzok and Page Didn’t Attack Trump, HE Attacked Them!

 

Rudy Giuliani says Trump agrees it wouldn't be helpful to issue pardons before Mueller probe ends

 

Trump Approves Disaster Aid for Hawaii’s Volcano-Stricken Big Island

 

Trump continues to falsely claim there's a law on family separation

 

White House rips MSNBC's Joe Scarborough over his 'Nazi' comparison

 

Analysis: Trump's Friday morning shows the danger he faces if he testifies

 

Trump's 5 Rules for Ruling the World

 

White House: Trump’s Salute to North Korean General a ‘Common Courtesy’

 

Islam is an American religion too, Mr. President

 

How a lone Republican changed Trump's position on pot

 

Trump Approves Tariffs on $50 Billion of Chinese Goods

 

Sanders slams CNN star: 'It's hard for you to understand even short sentences'  (White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders)

 

Trump’s tariffs are already backfiring 

 

 

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