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Friday, June 23, 2017

 

CELEBRATING 240 YEARS OF LIBERTY AND FREEDOM  

 

 

In Today’s Issue: 

 

ABORTION

 

Watch: Celebs Unite To Keep Your Tax Dollars Funding Gruesome Abortion Mill Planned Parenthood

 

Here's why pro-life groups are firing warning shots at Swampcare

 

Catholic Georgetown University Refuses to Say If It Profits From Abortion

 

Time Magazine Falsely Claims Planned Parenthood Funding Used For Mammograms

 

Nancy Pelosi Won’t Say Aborting a Baby With Beating Heart “Dishonors God” (House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-California)

 

State to 'do what it takes' to end church's prolife ministry

 

Pro-Life Talk at Google HQ Was So Good the Video is Going Viral

 

Pelosi Invokes God in Defense of Her Pro-Abortion Stance 

 

New York Attorney General Wants to Shut Down Pro-Life Free Speech Outside Abortion Clinics

 

Activist shares pro-life truth at Google HQ, gets more views than Planned Parenthood chief

 

Harper’s Bazaar Author Peddles Debunked Stat to Promote Overseas Abortion

 

Anti-abortion language included in GOP healthcare bill despite worry about Senate rules

 

US rejects UN resolution on violence against women due to abortion clause

 

Bevin Administration Files Emergency Abortion Regulations  (Governor Kentucky Matt Bevin (R)

 

Not Giving Up–Until Abortion Is Held in the Contempt It Deserves

 

AFGHANISTAN

 

Ramadan on the Afghan frontline: after heavy fighting, hunger and boredom

 

 

AFRICA

 

Bomber blows himself up among civilians fleeing Mosul

 

AMERICAN CIVIL LIBERTIES UNION (ACLU)

 

ACLU Sues D.C. Police Over 'Unjustified Manual Rectal Probing' on Inauguration Day

 

AUSTRALIA

 

Bank levy worries spoil bank recovery on ASX

 

Aussie dollar caps worst weekly performance since early May, New Zealand up for sixth week

 

Sydney to Erect Barricades to Prevent Vehicle Attacks

 

Chinese Front Operations Exposed in Australia Part of a Global Problem

 

Lawyers, guns and bags full of money: Australia's biggest tax fraud unravels

 

 

AUTO INDUSTRY

 

GM settles hundreds of ignition switch lawsuits

 

Ford recalls 15,600 cars in South Africa over fire risk

 
 AVIATION

 

 Boeing plant Trump touted as manufacturing success hit with layoffs

 

 

BANKRUPTCIES

 

Distressed City Exits Bankruptcy, But More Distress Ahead

 

BORDER SECURITY

 

Trump suggests solar panels to help pay for $20 billion border wall

 

 

CANADA

 

TSX rallies on gold despite BlackBerry shares tumbling 12 per cent

 

Judge Says Doctors Can Euthanize Woman With Osteoarthritis

 

Quebec Premier: “You cannot disconnect…terrorism from Islam in general”

 

Is Calgary better off 3 years into the downturn?

 

Trudeau: Trump's tweets cause 'wrinkles in international diplomacy'   (Canadian Prime Minister Prime Minister Justin Trudeau)

 

Rents in Ontario can be hiked 1.8 per cent in 2018 under new guidelines

 

Trudeau on Trump: ‘He Actually Does Listen’

 

Teenage boy dies in one of four separate stabbings in the GTA, Mississauga

 

'It scared the heck out of me': CF-18 flyby spooks Montrealers

 

Toronto-born son of Russian spies wins fight to regain Canadian citizenship

 

Trudeau urged to pressure North Korea to free Canadian pastor in wake of American’s death

 

Drunk driver in head-on crash was 'driving a torpedo': Crown

 

‘This is the day I almost died’: For Toronto shooting survivors, families and futures shattered

 

Kelly McParland: Liberals created a political landscape littered with abandoned promises and policy reversals

 

Kingston man charged for driving rental car into river

 

In rare display of unity, opposition hammers Trudeau on 'cold-hearted' autism funding decision

 

Bellegarde, Trudeau to march in Toronto Pride Parade

 

Rex Tillerson’s tilt gives Ottawa officials hope  (US Secretary of State Rex W Tillerson)

 

CENTRAL AMERICA

 

Chile's police thwarted Nazi plot to destroy Panama Canal in second world war, declassified files show

 

CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY (CIA)

 

Psychologist says work for CIA caused him "torment"

 

CIVIL WAR

 

Get Ready For CIVIL WAR!

 

COMMUNIST CHINA 

 

Xi visit to Hong Kong confirmed: report (Communist Chinese dictator Xi Jinping)

 

China's top diplomat holds talks with Trump on N. Korea

 

Satellite images show China’s newest sub-hunting aircraft now deployed to South China Sea

 

Beijing wages war on ‘Chinglish’ to prevent translation gaffes

 

 

COMMUNIST CUBA

 

Trump Drops Bomb on Obama’s Cuba Policy

 

COMMUNIST NORTH KOREA

 

N.Korea conducts rocket engine test: US official

 

N. Korea calls Trump a 'psychopath'

 

North Korea denies torturing US student Warmbier

 

North Korea's Kim Jong Un uses terrifyingly creative methods to kill enemies (Communist North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un)

 

Trump's options on North Korea after Warmbier's death

 

N. Korea says it is "biggest victim" in U.S. student's death

 

Who killed Otto Warmbier?  (Visiting North Korea can be safe. But the tour company that lost an American student made key mistakes, people on the trip say.)

 

North Korea stops Russian yacht; crew, vessel later released

 

Will America Wage War with a Nuclear-Armed North Korea?

 

US Officials: North Korea Conducts New Rocket Engine Test

 

We participated in talks with North Korean representatives. This is what we learned.

 

 

CONGRESS

 

WSJ/NBC Poll: US Voters Want Dems to Take Back Congress

 

Congress Steps Up on Foreign Policy

 

Congress ignores White House pressure to tweak Russia sanctions bill

 

 

CONSUMER FINANCIAL PROTECTION BUREAU

 

U.S. Ruled by Executive, Legislative, Judicial Branches… and Richard Cordray

 

COURTS

 

Michael Brown's family wins $1.5 million settlement

 

Jury deadlocked on deadly police shooting, judge says keep deliberating

 

This Judge Is Using a Phone App to Combat Drunk Driving

 

Virginia man charged with espionage for giving top-secret documents to China

 

‘Dirty old Santa’ arranged sex tryst with teen: prosecutors

 

Inside the Cosby jury room

 

Can state enforce LGBT religious objections law? Court makes ruling

 

Court protects Christian bakers from demands they promote homosexuality

 

Sharpton daughter’s suit in jeopardy after lawyer skips court

 

US court temporarily stops deportation of 100 Iraqi Christians

 

CRIME IN AMERICA

 

Woman bites store employee while attempting to steal...

 

Video shows nurse beating special needs child

 

Indiana: Muslim threatens Goodwill store customers to convert to Islam, attacks police

 

Survivor of apparent road-rage case: "I saw my world coming to an end"

 

Ferguson's Michael Brown to get Hollywood treatment

 

The man who molested me has moved next door

 

 

CYBER ATTACK

 

Is U.S. power grid at risk from Russian hacking?

 

Obama Officials Lament Response To Russian Hacks

 

'World Not Ready' for Cyber-Attack That May Already Be in Our Systems — IDT Corp's CIO

 

Virgin Media tells 800,000 customers to change passwords after hacking warning - is your internet at risk?

 

 

DEATH-PENALTY

 

Ex-State Department special agent is caught 'selling top-secret documents to China' and could face DEATH PENALTY

 

 

DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL COMMITTEE (DNC)

 

Debbie Wasserman Schultz Accuses Jeh Johnson of Lying Under Oath (Video) (Democratic National Committee Chairman US Representative of Florida Debbie Wasserman Schultz)

 

DNC: The Russians had been booted from our system by the time DHS called

 

Private investigators: Seth Rich murder evidence vanishing

 

Hannity starts talking about murdered DNC staffer again

 

 

DEMOCRATS (MARXISTS)

 

Outsiders vs. Insiders: Hate to say it Democrats, but Nancy Pelosi ain’t your (only) problem  (House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-California)

 

To win, Democrats will do anything except lay off the culture war

 

Steyer to plow $7.5 million into voter mobilization efforts

 

Democrats will keep losing, unless they do this

 

Don’t blame de Blasio for all those empty storefronts  (Mayor of New York City Bill de Blasio)

 

Obama to return to campaign trail: Report

 

DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

 

US suspends all Brazil meat imports

 

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

 

Early Report on ‘Regulatory Relief’  (Education Department offers glimpse at its efforts to ease burden of federal rules and asks for suggestions of which to end.)

 

DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

 

‘How else can a Kenyan creampuff get ahead?’: New Trump appointee has history of disparaging tweets

 

DEPARTMENT HOMELAND SECURITY

 

Feds Award $10 Million In Grants To Prevent Terrorist Recruitment

 

DHS’ Kelly: Jihadis have “corrupted the whole concept of Islam as a religion”

 

Judge halts DHS attempt to deport 100 criminals to Iraq; gives 14-day reprieve

 

DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

 

Robert Mueller Adopts Stalinist Tactics (Justice Department special counsel former FBI Director Robert Mueller)

 

Jane Sanders Hires Lawyers in DOJ Probe of Burlington College Land Deal

 

Former U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara Lands Book Deal

 

 

EARTHQUAKE

 

Funding for early warning earthquake system in jeopardy

 

ECONOMY

 

Stock market books weekly, daily gain as tech and energy sectors rally

 

U.S. Stocks Gain as Oil Stabilizes, Dollar Falls: Markets Wrap

 

Tech shares boost Nasdaq; energy stocks rebound

 

What Russell index rebalancing means for the stock market

 

Are surging emerging market stocks about to tank again?

 

Chart shows how bad Wall Street economists are at forecasting yields

 

Asian Stocks Mixed While Oil Halts Losing Streak: Markets Wrap

 

Asian shares flat, still on track for winning week

 

600 layoffs coming to Carrier plant Trump claimed to save last year

 

Why the stock market keeps going up, up, up

 

Treasury yields tick up before spate of Fed speakers that could confirm higher-rate path

 

Trump's job claims vs. the numbers

 

Gold tallies three-session rise, but ends week flat

 

The sharing economy is much bigger than Uber

 

Dollar drops against major rivals with euro boosted by quarterly economic snapshot

 

EDUCATION

 

A Liberal Democrat Student Explains Why He Advocates Free Speech at Colleges

 

Obituary of teen who killed self cites school bullies

 

Starting School Young Can Put Child Wellbeing at Risk

 

How Serious Is Binge Drinking Among College Students With Disabilities?

 

Louisiana Gov. Signs Bill to ‘Ban the Box’ for Public College Applications

 

A College and Klan Traditions (On same day Atlanta newspaper exposes decades KKK influence on the culture and activities of Wesleyan College, the women's institution publicly apologizes and acknowledges its past for first time.)

 

Professor Posts His Wish For Whites: “Let Them F**king Die!”

 

A New Direction in Appalachia (A group of private liberal arts colleges reassesses its mission and decides to change its focus.)

 

Ann Arbor Teacher Making $77k Complains His Salary Is 'Embarrassing'

 

Go Big or Go Home  (Decision by the American Society for Microbiology to scale back number of small conferences highlights pressures on the economics of scholarly gatherings.)

 

Snowflakes Tried To Block THE DALAI LAMA From Speaking At A College Campus Because Apparently He’s Offensive Too.

 

What We Are Teaching Black Children

 

Does de Blasio really want to keep control the city's schools? (Mayor of New York City Bill de Blasio(D)

 

EGYPT

 

Egypt: Christians serve Ramadan meals to Muslims despite jihad persecution

 

Mummy DNA may shake up Egyptian history

 

ELECTION 2016

 

Did Votes By Noncitizens Cost Trump The 2016 Popular Vote? Sure Looks That Way

 

ENERGY

 

Oil marks longest streak of weekly declines since 2015

 

Energy Prices

 

HBO’s John Oliver sued by Murray Energy CEO over anti-coal segment

 

California invested heavily in solar power. Now there's so much that other states are sometimes paid to take it

 

Will falling oil prices keep the Fed from hiking rates?

 

ENVIRONMENT

 

Huge seal battles octopus in incredible fight to the death

 

ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA)

 

EPA staffers, Trump official clashed over new chemical rules

 

EUROPE

 

Terrorism is winning in Europe

 

Ukrainian president leaves Washington buoyed by Trump's support

 

Environment: Norway issues $1bn threat to Brazil over rising Amazon destruction

 

 

EUROPEAN UNION

 

European stocks close at lowest in a week as oil shares sag

 

Viktor Orbán: Europe’s Borders Can Be Secured – Follow Hungary’s Example

 

Austria recognizes Islamic State genocide against Christians

 

EUTHANASIA

 

Disabled Professor: Nazi Euthanasia Program No Different Than Push to Euthanize People Today

 

Euthanasia pioneer alarmed by what he unleashed

 

FAST FOOD INDUSTRY

 

McDonald’s Replacing Cashiers with Robot Kiosks

 

 

FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION (FAA)

 

Senate bill ditches Trump plan to privatize air traffic control

 

FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION (FBI) 

 

Flint airport stabbing suspect tried to buy gun in U.S.: FBI

 

Exclusive - James Comey visits The New York Times as President Trump admits he did NOT record their conversations and questions what else ousted FBI director leaked to the press  (Former FBI Director James Comey)

 

As Trump Concedes No Recordings, Investigators Now Turn to Comey's Notes

 

 

FEDERAL RESERVE

 

Biggest U.S. banks clear first hurdle in Fed's annual stress tests  

 

FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION (FDA)

 

FDA approves quicker-to-administer drug for blood cancers

 

 

FRANCE

 

'France facing last chance to reform labour market, but must not become like UK and US'

 

France to ban licences for oil and gas exploration

 

Macron's plan to protect France from cheap EU labour riles eastern Europe (French President Emmanuel Macron)

 

GERMANY

 

Berlin mayor allows Hezbollah to march in 'Zionists out of Israel' rally

 

German Intelligence Also Snooped on White House

 

Germany admits: 75% of Muslim migrants will be on welfare for years to come

 

These are the German degrees that will land you the biggest salaries

 

Germany to restart deportation process of jihadi-infiltrated Afghan refugees

 

Police seize weapons and ammo during raid on far-right scene

 

Beyond German pacifism

 

Dementia sufferer murders wife, then forgets he killed her

 

 Nazi-era convictions of 50,000 gay men to be quashed

 

UK's offer on EU citizens' rights was bare minimum, says Merkel's deputy (German Chancellor Angela Merkel)

 

Boston event commends Nazi-era citizens’ acts of virtue, even as their judges abetted genocide

 

GOP

 

Here’s how Ronald Reagan would fix the GOP’s health-care mess

 

 

GOVERNMENT ACCOUNTABILITY OFFICE (GAO)

 

VA faking wait times, GAO reports

 

GREECE

 

Athens: thousands of public-sector workers march against austerity

 

HEALTH CARE

So, You Want a Swiss Health-Care System?

 

Opioids, a Mass Killer We’re Meeting With a Shrug

 

HOLLYWOOD

 

Actor Seth Rogen Mocks Man Who Was Stabbed 9 Times For Supporting Trump (Insults victim in hospital for not having health insurance.)

 

'Wow, what a load of BS!' Former NASA scientist slams $60 'bio-frequency healing stickers' being touted by Gwyneth Paltrow's Goop, insisting the product is a total scam

Cosby Plans Talks on Avoiding Assault Accusations

 

 

HOMOSEXUALITY

 

Philadelphia Pride changes LGBT flag as race and pride clashes spread

 

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

 

House Bill to Restrict Pentagon Contracts With Chinese Telecoms

 

Nebraska Democrat Caught Saying He Wanted Steve Scalise Dead  (House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R- Louisiana)

 

Democrats can't quit Pelosi (House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-California)

 

House reviews options to boost security after congressional baseball shooting

 

Muslim Brotherhood-linked Rep. Keith Ellison falsely claims 35 mosques attacked under Trump (US Representative of Minnesota Keith Ellison (D)

 

Gowdy: Oversight panel won't pursue Russia, obstruction probes (US Representative of South Carolina Trey Gowdy (R)

 

House to vote on immigration bills next week

 

How the Dems Burned $40 Mil to Lose 4 Elections and Scam Supporters

 

Investigators probe whether Trump associates got info from Russian hacks

 

Trump invokes Scalise shooting, outpouring of support in call for unity at Congressional picnic

 

Rep. Chaffetz Says He Gets Tons of Death Threats and the 'U.S. Attorneys Don't Prosecute These Things' (US Representative of Utah Jason Chaffetz (R)

 

Sealing and transfer of Susan Rice records angers House committee investigating ‘unmasking’

 

Closed-door meeting held over Pelosi

 

Keep Nancy Pelosi - says TRUMP! President taunts Democrats as they turn on House leader saying she's great news for Republicans 

 

How many states haven't elected a woman to the House?

 

An Interview with Dana Rohrabacher about Russia, Turkey and Trump   (US Representative of California Dana Rohrabacher (R)

 

Scalise Shooter 'Liked' the Terror-Linked SPLC, Which Repeatedly Attacked Scalise

 

'I think I'm worth the trouble' says Pelosi as Democratic sharks scent blood in the water over House leader leading them to loss after loss 

 

Pelosi Aides Coordinate With Allies by Sending Out Supportive Tweets of Her Leadership

 

Dems fear Pelosi's 'San Francisco values' sinking party

 

Democrats’ real problem is that Nancy Pelosi is their true face

 

House defense bill to counter threats from Russia, North Korea

 

John Podesta to be interviewed by House Intelligence Committee: Report

 

 

IMMIGRATION

 

A Renewed MS-13 — Courtesy of Obama’s Lax Immigration Policies


Trump administration defends Texas anti-sanctuary-city law

 

The Immigrants No One Wants

 

Report: 63% of Hispanic immigrants functionally illiterate in English

 

INDIA

 

India, Russia finalize new roadmap for defence cooperation

 

Russia's fighter jet makers 'not afraid' of U.S. competition in India

 

Delhi University first admission cutoff list released, dip in most courses

 

Fighting for Survival in India's Deadly Mines

 

Muslim boy stabbed to death on train after argument turns into religious slurs

 

Jammu and Kashmir: Muslim mob stones policeman to death outside mosque during prayers

 

US-India may gloss over trade wrinkles

 

India's 'Baahubali' GSLV MK III Lifts Less Luggage Than Lighter Rockets

 

‘Horrific, shameful’: Political parties condemn police officer’s lynching in Kashmir

 

Over 500 minors rescued in anti-human trafficking drive in Rajasthan

 

INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICES (IRS)

 

The Dirty Secret of How Income Taxes Really Work

 

INTERNET 

 

Spurgeon collection launched online

 

IRAN

 

Chants against Saudi Arabia as Iran marks Jerusalem Day

 

Trump Admin, Congress Offer New Hope for Families of U.S. Hostages in Iran

 

 

IRAQ

 

Six-Year-Old Christian Girl Kidnapped By ISIS Found And Reunited With her Family

 

When the Battle for Mosul Ends, the Fight for Iraq Begins

 

Video Refutes ISIS Claim That U.S. Blew Up Mosque

 

Isis may be leaderless and facing defeat in Mosul, but the jihadis will fight on

 

ISLAM

 

Killing of Nabra Hassanen leaves Virginia Muslim community shaken

 

California Mosque Suffers Bacon Hate Crime, Perp Gets Stiff Sentence

 

Yes, It Is All About Islam

 

Charles Krauthammer: The Great Muslim Civil War -- And Us

 

Minneapolis sets up hotline for Muslims to report “Islamophobia”

 

Sorry Ladies, You’re the Wrong Kind of Muslims

 

 

ISRAEL

 

Israeli-“Palestinian” Arab Conflict Briefing     (Friday, June 23, 2017)

 

Abbas said enraged by Kushner meet, refuses to halt pay even to worst terrorists (“Palestinian” Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas)

 

Lieberman: Not a single Palestinian refugee will return to their lands in Israel  (Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman)

 

A Ramadan night on the town in Umm al-Fahm

 

Report: Netanyahu, Liberman Won’t Release Judea, Samaria Construction Tenders Before 2018 (Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu)

 

Unveiling clock showing 8,411 days left for Israel, Iranians rage against Jewish state

 

Liberman: Allow 'Palestinian refugees' to live in PA areas

 

Police probe Breaking the Silence official who claimed to beat Palestinian 

 

US strategy and Israel’s stake in eastern Syria

 

Palestinian officials outraged at US demands to cut prisoner compensation program 

 

Why Israel needs to disband the military censor to preserve its democracy

 

Turkey says Israel paid compensation to families of 2010 flotilla raid victims

 

Massive Iranian funding for anti-Israel terror groups revealed

 

Israel set to release body of slain Palestinian, continues to withhold 3 killed last week

 

Three Palestinian women killed in West Bank (Judea and Samaria)  car crash

 

17-year-old Palestinian injured with live fire in Kafr Qaddum clashes

 

Liberman slams Haredi-backed conversion bill, vows to veto it

 

Does Trump Get the Israel-Arab Problem?

 

The Only Book On Palestinian History You Will Ever Need To Read

 

 Airline cannot make women move seats for religious reasons, court rules

 

LEBANON

 

Nasrallah: 'Hundreds of thousands' ready to fight Israel  (Hezbollah terrorist leader Hassan Nasrallah)

 

LIBERALISM

 

George Soros on His Open Society

 

Aftermath Of Alexandria Shooting Showed The Left’s Cultural Bullying At Its Worst

 

Who's who of nonprofits blast reporting group for false 'hate' claims

 

MEDIA 

 

Fox News Ratings Are Up – and Why the Numbers Matter

 

Mika: Trump Is Either A Dictator In The Making Or 'Not Well'

 

Washington Post Touts Study Calling United States a ‘Second-Tier Country’

 

Sean Hannity: Dems in the dumps after Ga. loss, debunked theories

 

Loud Mouth Illegal Alien Likely Breaking the Law With the Help of MSM

 

Sheriff Clarke Calls Out CNN For 'Electronic Terrorism'

 

MEDICAID

 

74,531,002 Enrolled in Medicaid/CHIP

 

Conway: Medicaid cut isn't a cut

 

MEXICO

 

Mexican president denies hacking claims

 

Mexico Authorities accused of failures over notorious mass murder

 

MIDDLE EAST

 

Arab states send Qatar 13 demands to end crisis, official says

 

Saudi Arabia’s crown prince gives $66.7m in aid for cholera outbreak in Yemen

 

Saudi Arabia demands Qatar shut down Al-Jazeera, cut ties with Iran

 

New Crown Prince Mohammed seen taking a harder line on Iran

 

U.S. Airstrike Kills Al Qaeda Leader in Yemen

 

MILITARY

 

Freighter Was On Autopilot When It Hit U.S. Destroyer

 

New details in USS Fitzgerald collision

 

US releases photos of 'unsafe' Russian jet intercept

 

Marines halt F-35 flights at air station

 

Court: Sailors can sue in US over Japanese nuclear disaster

 

Photos show close encounter between Russian, U.S. planes

 

Navy sailors made tough call to seal flooding ship compartments, unclear if survivors were inside

 

Congress considering restart of F-22 program

 

Army reprimands another general for an improper relationship with a junior female officer

 

Air Force to extend hazard pay for special operations personnel

 

Unclean equipment might have exposed 135 patients to HIV at Qatar base

 

 

MINIMUM WAGE

 

Larry Elder: Minimum Wage Laws Are Destroying Jobs — Just As Predicted

 

 

MISSILE DEFENSE

 

U.S. missile defense test fails over Pacific

 

NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION (NASA)

 

SpaceX's Successful Friday Launch Opens Weekend Doubleheader

 

NASA's new assignments: Find aliens, prove evolution

 

NATIONAL PARKS SERVICE

 

Animals Yellowstone grizzlies can be hunted after endangered protections lifted

 

PAKISTAN

 

Afghan Taliban have safe havens inside Afghanistan: Maleeha Lodhi (Pakistan has told the UN Security Council that the Afghan Taliban’s “safe havens” are inside, not outside Afghanistan, given the large areas they control in the war-torn country.)

 

Suicide Car Bomber Kills at Least 11 in Pakistan’s Quetta

 

Dozens killed in two separate attacks in Pakistan on eve of Eid

 

Pakistan day of violence: Scores killed and injured

 

Ramadan isn’t over yet: 15 dead, 70 wounded in jihad bombings in Pakistan market

 

 

PENSIONS

 

Corporate pension relief: Who benefited most?

 

 

PHARMACEUTICAL INDUSTRY

 

Costly Drug Pits Families Against Insurers

 

‘Pharma Bro’ Prepares for Trial: ‘I’m So Innocent’

 

PHILIPPINES

 

Can Dutertenomics survive amid all the shooting?  (President Rodrigo Duterte)

 

Amid chaos of Duterte’s drug war in the Philippines, police allegedly hold people for ransom

 

POLITICS

 

Milo Event Canceled By Restaurant That Got Threats Of Boycott

 

PRISONS

 

Six Georgia Inmates Receive Reduced Sentences for Saving Officer’s Life

 

Manson Family murderer denied parole for 14th time

 

RADIO

 

Levin on ‘Louder with Crowder’: It’s 97.9% Obamacare

 

RUSSIA

 

Russian Security Chief Warns Officials of Western 'Information War'

 

Ukraine’s finance ministry files appeal to London Court against Russia in $3 bln debt case

 

IBM, Cisco Share Security Secrets With Russia

 

Putin gives start to Turkish Stream pipeline segments jointing

 

Russia wanted to help Trump, damage Clinton, report says

 

Kremlin to Approve All Future Trump Tweets

 

Lavrov slams NATO for its geopolitical ambitions  (Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov)

 

To Deal with the Russians, America Must Think Like the Russians

 

If Russia Wants the Syria Mess, Let Them Have It

 

Stephen Colbert Goes to Russia, Vows to Search for Comey 'Tapes'

 

 

SAME-SEX UNIONS

 

In US, 10.2% of LGBT Adults Now Married to Same-Sex Spouse

 

 

SECOND AMENDMENT

 

Gun Controllers Know Their Policies Won’t Stop Murder. They’re Playing A Different Game

 

Poll: 55% Believe NRA Has Too Little or the Right Amount of Influence Over Gun Laws

 

Study: Gunmakers ramping up production, focusing on 'freedom and security' message

 

Americans increasingly torn over gun issues, survey shows

 

Poll: Gun Owners More Likely to Find Fundamental Freedoms Essential Than Non-Owners

 

SECRET SERVICE

 

Presidential assassination remark puts Depp on Secret Service's radar

 

SENATE

 

Senate probes Loretta Lynch's alleged interference in Clinton investigation

 

There's a key problem for the Senate health care bill

 

Rand: Insurance Should Be $1/Day (US Senator of Kentucky Rand Paul (R)

 

Conservatives Oppose McConnell’s Obamacare Bill  (Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Kentucky)

 

Heritage Sounds Alarm: Senate Healthcare Bill ‘Falls Short on Repealing Obamacare’

 

The Senate’s Flawed Health-Care Bill


Trump/Mcconnell/Cruz/Paul/Lee/Johnson Set to Deal

 

Sanders: ‘I Will Do All I Can to Defeat Trump-Ryan Healthcare Bill’ (US Senator of Vermont Bernie Sanders (I-Socialist)

 

Exclusive – Sen. Paul on Healthcare Bill: ‘Looks Too Much Like Obamacare’

 

The GOP Senate Health Care Bill Isn’t Great, But It’s Better Than Obamacare (AVIPP COMMENTARY: How can it be better than Obamacare when it is 97.9 percent Obamacare?)

 

Warren Responds to Veteran Group’s Letter After 113 Days, Doesn’t Answer Main Question (US Senator of Massachusetts Elizabeth Warren (D)

 

Mitch McConnell's Secret Health-Care Weapon: The Political Allure of Crushing Obamacare

 

GOP's Heller Opposes Senate Health Plan in Blow to McConnell

 

Elizabeth Warren: GOP ‘blood money’ will cover costs of health care ‘with American lives’

 

Lobbyists who helped write Obamacare legislation locked out of Republican process

 

Senate health care bill softens edges of House plan, with tax subsidies and Medicaid expansion

 

Critics Of The Senate Health Bill Aren't Playing Fair

 

Obama: Senate proposal 'not a health care bill'

 

The Latest: Catholic health care group opposes Senate bill

 

Health care bill protesters stage “die-in” outside McConnell’s office 

 

Lindsey Graham: 50 percent chance Senate GOP passes healthcare bill

 

Dem senator: Trump 'doesn't respect' the presidency

 

Republicans vowed to save individual health insurance markets. Their plan cuts off funds in 2 years.

 

Four GOP senators oppose health plan, putting bill at risk

 

The Republicans’ Jekyll-and-Hyde Health Care Plan

 

All You Need is Hate: Alyssa Milano Bars Ted Cruz From Twitter ‘Group Hug’  (US Senator of Texas Ted Cruz (R)

 

Grassley: Comey must say if FBI investigated Sessions

 

Iowa GOP chairman rips ‘arrogant academic' Ben Sasse  (US Senator of Nebraska Ben Sasse(R)

 

Senate Republicans’ Obamacare replacement is bad for America’s health

 

Democrats raise alarm on Senate judicial confirmation hearing

 

Senator Tim Kaine says US strikes on pro-Assad targets in Syria are 'completely illegal' as lawmakers demand Congress take back war-making powers (US Senator of Virginia Timothy Kaine (D)

 

What Senate Republicans are saying about their health care bill

 

Leaked Audio: Republican Senate Intern Calls British 'F*gg*ts,' Paul Ryan 'a C*ck,' and Talks of a 'Superior Race'

 

Inside McConnell’s plan to repeal Obamacare 

 

Trump Announces New Nickname for Dem Senate Minority Leader: “Crying Chuck” Schumer (Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-New York)

 

Chuck Schumer: One important campaign promise Trump should keep

 

How Republicans Plan to Dismantle Obamacare

 

Senate Obamacare Repeal Or Just Cosmetic Surgery?

 

What Is Mitch McConnell Thinking on Health Care?

 

Shifting Funds From Poor to Rich Is Key for the Health Bill

 

Senate Republicans ready themselves for a massive theft from the poor

 

Let the political jockeying begin: Republican senators start negotiating Obamacare repeal

 

Democrats borrow from Trump to criticize Senate healthcare bill  

 

SINGAPORE

 

The $100 Billion City Next to Singapore Has a Big China Problem

 

SOCIAL SECURITY

 

1.4 million illegals working under stolen Social Security numbers: Audit

 

SOUTH KOREA 

 

The Knives Are Out for South Korea’s Robber Barons

 

South Korean ex-president's friend jailed

 

Moon Says THAAD Deal Was 'Mysteriously' Rushed (President Moon Jae-in)

 

THAAD deployment was ‘transparent’: US military

 

Moon observes test-firing of new ROK ballistic missile

 

N.Korea Blasts Trump and Moon Ahead of Summit

 

Korea’s top 52 business leaders to join Moon in US summit

 

Senator introduces legislation to let more skilled Koreans work in US

 

Hyundai, Audi Ordered to Recall Over 400,000 Cars

 

Korean ports to install power supply for ships

 

 

SPORTS

 

NBA Draft 2017: Pick-by-Pick Updates and Analysis

 

Exclusive: Amazon to charge $2.8 million for NFL ad packages - sources

 

76ers pick Markelle Fultz with top pick in NBA Draft

 

MLB Scoreboard

 

STATES

 

Here is the richest person in each U.S. state

 

Michael Bloomberg rules New York, Mark Zuckerberg is king in California and Walmart heirs are top in Arkansas AND Texas - but who is the richest person in YOUR state?

Helicopter-riding Florida TV reporter finds missing 11-year-old boy when he spots him hiding on the roof of his parents' house

 

Heavy winds, tornadoes rip through the South

 

Progressives moving in on conservative states in droves

 

Heat wave boosts burns in Phoenix as pavement, cars scald

 

Twister rips apart several buildings in Alabama

 

Body of second teen swept to sea recovered in Atlantic City

 

 

STATE DEPARTMENT

 

Trump administration dissolves Afghanistan-Pakistan unit

 

Trump picks Jets owner for UK ambassador

 

SUPREME COURT 

 

Supreme Court Sides 5-3 Against Wisconsin Family in Property Rights Case

 

Supreme Court unanimously sides with Serb who lied during naturalization process

 

SYRIA

 

I Fled the Islamic State’s ‘Caliphate’ in Raqqa — But Fear Its …

 

First Russian base for SE Syria - near US garrison

 

U.S. Taxpayers Are Helping Bashar Al-Assad in a Strategic City (Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad; While US and UN provide humanitarian relief to Deir Ezzor, Syria starves civilians in opposition towns.)

 

 

TAIWAN

 

Taiwan shares end lower but remain above 10,300-point mark

 

Panama Has Ditched Taiwan. Here's Why It Matters for America.

 

TAXATION

 

Kansas' tax cuts are a spectacular failure. Meanwhile, in California ...

 

 

TECHNOLOGY

 

3 common iPhone battery problems and how to fix them

 

 

TEENS

 

Are today's teens more responsible about sex?

 

TELEVISION

 

Named and shamed! Ellen DeGeneres catches audience member STEALING items from a table of free merchandise - and calls her out in a very awkward on-air encounter

 

THINK TANKS

 

Conference at Heritage Foundation Addresses Women in Conservatism

 

TRADE

 

Trump Wants to Protect US Industry. Here’s Why He Shouldn’t Be Concerned About Steel Imports.

 

TROPICAL STORMS

 

A terrifying threat from tropical depression Cindy: Floating masses of deadly fire ants

 

TREASURY DEPARTMENT

 

Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin is getting married

 

TURKEY

 

Turkey will stop teaching evolution in schools, education ministry says

 

Five electrocuted at water park in Turkey

 

Turkey rejects Greek criticism of Hagia Sophia prayers

 

US concerned over Turkey’s actions against opposition

 

Istanbul man who attacked woman ‘for wearing shorts’ arrested after release

 

Turkish commander dismissed from post after food poisoning in Manisa barrack

 

Turkish Education Ministry increases number of chapters in English courses for fifth grade students

 

New decree law in Turkey imposes military service on terror convicts

 

Foreign direct investment in Turkey hits $765 million in April

 

Turkish exports to Qatar have tripled from their normal levels since boycotting by Arab countries: Minister

 

 

UBER

 

Some Uber Employees Balk at Travis Kalanick’s Exit

 

To tip or no: Uber’s about-face on the propriety of a gratuity

 

UNIONS

 

NLRB Bans ‘Textual Harassment’

 

 

UNITED KINGDOM (BRITAIN)

 

FTSE 100 finishes with fourth straight loss as oil worries linger

 

U.K. charges man with terrorism, murder in attack on Muslims

 

Fridge-freezer maker offers condolences in tower fire

 

Police mull manslaughter charges in London tower blaze

 

Facebook brings anti-terror initiative to U.K.

 

UK: Two burqa-clad women force way into apartment, attack occupants with knives and hammer

 

Church of England official: Transgenders could be ‘re-christened’ after ‘sex change’

 

Britain’s Financial Power Is Already Seeping Away

 

Why Britain Can’t Afford a Brexit Adventure

 

May offers EU nationals the right to stay after Brexit  (British Prime Minister Theresa May)

 

Brexit deal:3 million EU citizens allowed to stay in UK permanently - and will get same rights as Britons

 

HIV Fall among gay men could spell end for epidemic, say experts

 

Video: British Firebrand Tommy Robinson Sues Police for Their Continued Harassment of His Family

 

Church of England Justin Welby asks George Carey to quit over church abuse report

 

UK weather: Heatwave set for stormy end as heavy rain sweeps across Britain

 

Laser pointers Pilots condemn ditching of proposed tougher UK laws

 

Thousands may be forced to leave UK homes over cladding fire fears

 

Student 'left to rot in UAE prison'

 

UN asks international court to advise on Britain's separation of the Chagos archipelago from Mauritius

 

Facebook launches anti-hate speech scheme

 

Anger spills over as UK Day of Rage march reaches Parliament

 

Sturgeon to face Scottish farming leaders  (Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon)

 

Exeter: Teenage boys wear skirts to school to protest against 'no shorts' policy

 

Biggest UK population rise for 70 years

 

VATICAN

 

Pope Francis’ silence is a bold denial of objective truth: former Vatican Bank chief

 

Archbishop defends Catholic teaching on contraception. Will Pope Francis?

 

 

WHITE HOUSE

 

Daily Presidential Tracking Poll

 

WH: Depp’s assassination remarks about Trump 'sad'

 

Trump: 'Bothersome' that Mueller is 'very, very good friends with Comey'  (Justice Department special counsel former FBI Director Robert Mueller/Former FBI Director James Comey)

 

Trump: Cruz, Sens Against Health Bill 'Will Probably Get There'

 

Trump: ‘Very Sad Day for Republicans’ If Pelosi Steps Down

 

Trump Signs Bipartisan Bill To Improve VA

 

Trump loses patience with his White House counsel

 

Watch: Trump Rips Comey, Says He Implied He Had Tape To Influence Comey’s Testimony

 

Protesters to Greet Pence in Colorado Wearing Red Robes From ‘Handmaids Tale’ (Vice-President Mike Pence)

 

Trump's Approval Rating Is Poised To Bounce, IBD/TIPP Poll Data Show

 

Trump tweets he is "very supportive" of Senate health care bill

 

Trump: If Russia meddled in our election, why didn't Obama stop it?

 

Life’s a picnic! Melania kisses babies, Ivanka swings Arabella in the Rose garden and Trump gladhands with guests as the First Family host friends and family of Congress at the White House

 

'When was the last time an actor assassinated a President?' Johnny Depp makes tasteless joke about killing Donald Trump during speech at UK's Glastonbury festival

 

Priebus, on thin ice in the West Wing, keeps close eye on RNC  (White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus)

 

You’d Be Scared if You Were Donald Trump, Too (The President is obsessed with the investigation into his relationship with Russia. He should be.)

 

Lawsuit accuses Trump of violating federal records law

 

You’ve Named Trump’s Worst!

 

How Trump’s dubious claims make the entire government react

 

No cameras, no live audio and no Sean Spicer: The latest White House press briefing, annotated  (White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer)

 

Trump: 'Bothersome' how close Mueller is to Comey

 

Video of President Trump driving driving golf cart on green causes stir 

 

 

 

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