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Saturday, June 16, 2018

 

CELEBRATING 241 YEARS OF LIBERTY AND FREEDOM  

 

 

 

In Today’s Issue: 

 

ABORTION

 

Pope Francis denounces abortion as 'white glove' Nazi-era eugenics

 

Again! Trump administration moves against abortion

 

There's No Evidence That Abortion Is Dangerous. This Study Proves It.

 

You’re less likely to stay overnight in the hospital for abortion than wisdom teeth removal

 

Nebraska HHS officials clarify abortion reporting requirements

 

Christian colleges win lawsuit against abortion-pill mandate

 

Brent Bozell: Hollywood Isn't Supportive of Abortion?

 

Of course students at UC and Cal State campuses should have access to medication abortions

 

This Abortion Provider Is Leading A Major Lawsuit Against Texas

 

I’m an abortion provider — Trump administration’s gag rule is an attack on poor women

 

The mutant ideology that’s driving MPs to impose abortion on Northern Ireland

 

The organization pressuring Jewish women not to get an abortion  (Israel)

 

AFGHANISTAN 

 

Daesh says behind Afghanistan car bombing which kills 26 during Eid

 

Pakistani terrorist leader who ordered Malala shooting killed in drone strike: Afghan officials

 

A Grass-Roots Afghan Peace Movement Grows, Step by Step

 

AFRICA

 

Libyan armed faction leader told to pullout from two oil terminals

 

ANTI-SEMITISM

 

Investigation Launched Because HuffPo Editor Cracks Anti-Semitic, Homophobe Jokes

 

ASSISTED SUICIDE

 

California's right-to-die law reinstated

 

California appeals court reinstates law allowing terminally ill patients to end their lives

 

AUSTRALIA 

 

 Australia's Lost Generation: Battling Aboriginal Suicide

 

BREAKDOWN OF THE FAMILY

 

This Father’s Day, More Than a Quarter of Kids Have Absentee Fathers

 

CANADA

 

Death Threat, Suspicious White Powder Mailed to U.S. Ambassador to Canada

 

Canadian judges affirm discrimination against Christians

 

Trump’s trade war on Canada is just dumb

 

COMMUNIST CHINA 

 

China Is the Key to a North Korea Solution

 

Opioids come from China in the U.S. mail. Here’s how to stop it.

 

COMMUNIST NORTH KOREA

 

North Korean defector criticizes Trump's praise of Kim Jong-un  (Communist North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un)

 

Trump’s Promises to Kim Leave U.S. and Allies Scrambling

 

CONGRESS

 

Former Obama admin official linked to anti-Trump dossier to testify before Congress

 

 On opioids, Congress can learn from the states

 

CONSUMER FINANCIAL PROTECTION BUREAU

 

Trump's rumored pick for CFPB chief is a Mick Mulvaney deputy with little financial policy expertise

 

COURTS

 

In AT&T case, judge’s decision was a hatchet job ignorant of economic theory and business practice

 

 

CRIME IN AMERICA

 

Fatal shooting of Kings forward's sibling likely targeted, police say

 

Florida school shooting​ survivors take their message on the road

 

Second Kansas deputy dies from injuries suffered in shooting near courthouse

 

Ex-NFL player raped, attempted to rape several older women, court docs reveal

 

Cop accused of raping wife’s best friend inside couple’s home

 

DEMOCRATS (MARXISTS)

 

National security expert leads the charge to keep US Jews voting Democratic

 

Gun-Control Group to Honor Hillary Clinton for ‘Unwavering’ Commitment to Passing Strict Gun Laws

 

Obama Presidential Center to cost Illinois taxpayers nearly $200 million

 

DEPARTMENT HOMELAND SECURITY

 

Nearly 2,000 kids separated from families under DHS zero tolerance policy

 

DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

 

Inspector General Destroys DOJ and FBI Credibility

 

Black religious leaders criticize Attorney General's use of scripture to justify separations

 

Special counsel remains interested in Cohen, grand jury witness says

 

Sessions invents a faith all his own  (US Attorney General Jeff Sessions)

 

Sessions cites Bible to defend border policy

 

ECONOMY

 

How Dodd-Frank Stole The Recovery By Killing Small-Business Growth

 

For the biggest group of American workers, wages aren’t just flat. They’re falling.

 

The Economy Is Not An Engine — So Stop Describing It Like One

 

EDUCATION

 

How de Blasio’s war on school discipline led to a student dead at another’s hand(Mayor of New York City Bill de Blasio(D)

ENERGY

 

Massachusetts and Rhode Island Announce Offshore Wind Farms; Brazil Complains About the Noise

 

ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA)

 

Ousting Scott Pruitt, while necessary, won't stop Trump's war on the environment (Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt)

 

FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION (FBI) 

 

Has the FBI Created a Constitutional Crisis?

 

Problems at the Justice Department and FBI Are Serious

 

Comey 'involved in collusion' to stop Trump(Former FBI Director James Comey)

 

Which reporters gave gifts to FBI?

 

FRANCE

 

France to take some migrants from Aquarius rescue ship

 

French police shut down giant 'Dark Web' site

 

GERMANY

 

New Migrant Crisis Threatens to Bring Down Merkel in 48 Hours  (German Chancellor Angela Merkel)

 

Most Germans back rebel minister on migrants: poll

 

GLOBALIZATION

 

Globalization is killing American jobs – not tariffs

 

 

HEALTH CARE

 

Warning: Data mining on medical records surges

 

 

HOLLYWOOD

 

‘Gotti’ flick is the worst mob movie of all-time

 

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

 

Democratic Rep Admits the Child Migrant Crisis ‘Was Kept Very Quiet Under the Obama Administration

 

 

Paul Ryan’s Amnesty to Increase Number of Anchor Babies on Welfare(Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-Wisconsin)

 

…Dobbs: If Ryan ‘Deceives’ Trump into DACA Amnesty, GOP Will Lose House Majority

 

Rep. Scalise reflects on shooting after returning to ballfield one year later  (House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R- Louisiana)

 

Nunes: FBI Hid Bombshell Strzok Text From Congress  (US Representative of California Devin Nunes (R)

 

The DACA 'compromise' bill is the worst immigration legislation in a century

 

Nancy Pelosi wonders why there ‘aren’t uprisings’ across nation: ‘Maybe there will be’(House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-California)

 

Democrats keep focus on separated families, Dreamers on 6-year anniversary of DACA

 

Nancy Pelosi blasts ‘the hypocrisy of all people of faith’ over border policy dispute

 

IMMIGRATION

 

Doctors worry about 'toxic stress' in kids separated from immigrant parents


IMMIGRATION AND CUSTOMS ENFORCEMENT (ICE) 

 

Illegal immigrants found hiding in home littered with decaying food, human feces

 

INDIA 

How India is carving out a niche for itself in the field of Artificial Intelligence

India's Banks Need Reform Now

 

INDONESIA

 

Woman disappears while gardening, is found inside python

 

INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICES (IRS)

 

Why the I.R.S. Should Go After Trump

 

ISLAM

 

Red Lobster fights back against Ramadan discrimination claim: ‘We welcome everyone’

 

Urth Caffe reaches settlement with Muslim women who said they were kicked out because of their hijabs

 

ISRAEL

 

Israeli-“Palestinian” Arab Conflict Briefing  (Saturday, June 16, 2018)

 

Hundreds of police deployed to West Bank (Judea and Samaria) outpost ahead of evacuation

 

Europe trying to intervene peace initiative

 

US envoy blocked check of IDF human rights record as part of military aid review  (Israel Defense Forces)

 

Australia: ‘We won’t move our embassy to Jerusalem’

 

Head of Russia's Military Police in Israel to discuss Syria

 

15 fires in Gaza border communities, IDF strikes targets in Gaza in response

 

Australian Ruling Party’s Vote on Relocating Embassy to Jerusalem Overruled by FM

 

Three said hurt as IAF aircraft fires at Gazans launching flaming balloons (Israel Defense Forces)

 

'Kites should be treated as if they were rockets'

 

Sara Netanyahu expected to be charged next week for misuse of state funds  (Wife of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu)

 

Arab Report: Israel Destroyed Syrian Pantsir-S1 Air Defense System on Friday Night

 

JAPAN

 

Trump told Shinzo Abe he'd ship 25 million Mexicans to Japan  (Japanese Prime Minister  Shinzo Abe)

 

JORDAN 

 

Jordan recalls its ambassador from Iran over regional interference — report

 

MEDIA 

 

The Enemy of the American People

 

Media refuses to get Trump sarcasm

 

MIDDLE EAST

 

Liberation of Yemen’s Hudaydah – first objective of new US-backed Saudi-UAE Pact

 

MILITARY

 

National Guard soldiers Trump sent to border are shoveling manure, changing flat tires: report

 

Army seeks 'highly qualified' retirees to fill recruiter, instructor roles

 

Marine guard in stable condition after shooting himself near commandant’s house

 

Trump’s choice to lead Afghan war, former Delta Force commander, to testify in Congress

 

Former Air Force police officer convicted in fatal crash during high-speed chase

 

Army reverses deportation decision for soldier from China

 

Nike apologizes after Naval Academy asks them to stop copying its crest to sell sneakers

 

Military helicopter carrying 6 soldiers clips N.Y. control tower; 1 person injured  

 

NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH

 

NIH cancels $100 million study of moderate drinking as inescapably compromised 

 

NORTH ATLANTIC TREATY ORGANIZATION (NATO)

 

Is NATO Pushing Russia Towards Retaliation?

 

PAKISTAN

 

Why a Whole Community in Pakistan Is Going Missing

 

Fazlullah's killing significant: Pakistan

 

PRISONS 

 

Federal prison workers protest in Victorville, saying the transfer of detainees creates a dangerous situation

 

Manafort listed as ‘VIP’ in Virginia jail

 

RADIO

 

Limbaugh: No bias? Just read IG report

 

RELIGION IN AMERICA

 

Global survey: Younger generations less religious than seniors

 

RUSSIA

 

Russia, Saudi Arabia are getting increasingly chummy, and that has big implications for OPEC and oil prices

 

Driver plows into Moscow crowd, wounding 8 in what police say is accident

 

Two-fifths of Russian men 'may not live to see their retirement'

 

 

SENATE

 

Pence knocks Sherrod Brown in Ohio, boosts Renacci (US Senator of Ohio Sherrod Brown (D)

 

Corey Stewart is a walking train wreck  (Virginia GOP Senate candidate Corey Stewart)

 

Elizabeth Warren lives ‘every day filled with terror’ at midterms going Trump’s way(US Senator of Massachusetts Elizabeth Warren (D)

 

The cavalry arrives for Heidi Heitkamp(US Senator of North Dakota Heidi Heitkamp (D)

 

SOUTH KOREA 

 

South Koreans are left wondering: Are we better off than we were a week ago?

 

For Japan and South Korea, nuclear threat far from over

 

US forces in South Korea not subject to North Korea-US talks: South Korea official

 

SOUTHERN POVERTY LAW CENTER

 

SPLC Exposes Epidemic of Nonexistent White-on-Black Violence

 

SPORTS

 

Finally, pushback against transanity in sports

 

MLB Scoreboard

 

STATES

 

Seismic activity increases at Kilauea volcano summit

 

Anarchy In CA: No Enforcement of Quality of Life Laws

 

Heat, humidity rising in central and eastern US

 

Californians will make a big decision on rent control in November

 

 

STATE DEPARTMENT

 

State Dept. warns Americans of terrorist threat at World Cup

 

SUICIDES

 

Another cash-strapped NYC cabbie commits suicide

 

TAIWAN

 

Major U.S. airlines aren't heeding China's warning to refer to Taiwan as a part of the country

 

Taiwan, US to share defense research

 

Declassified archives show Taiwan's missile project in the '70s

 

TRADE

 

Trump is betting American families are willing to pay for his trade war

 

TROPICAL STORMS

 

Rains from Tropical Storm Carlotta pound Mexico's coast

 

TURKEY

 

Police detain 19 after bloody Turkish poll clash: reports

 

Can Erdogan's economic record help him stay in power?   (Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan)

 

 

UNITED KINGDOM (BRITAIN) 

 

Teen 'traumatized' after classmates write racist slurs on shirt on last day of school

 

UNITED STATES

 

From seedling colony to Big Apple: How Jews helped shape NYC’s 350-year history

 

A black woman was at the pool on vacation. A white man asked whether she showered before swimming.

 

VENEZUELA 

 

 Venezuela nightclub stampede leaves 17 dead in Caracas

 

WHITE HOUSE

 

Why It Is Good for Trump To Challenge the International Trade Establishment

 

Virgil: Don’t Look Now, But Trump Is #Winning on North Korea

 

Trump grumbles that deal with North Korea isn't getting enough praise

 

Trump doubles down on Comey, says IG report 'totally destroys' him, reflects troubling time  (Former FBI Director James Comey)

 

Why Trump's wild week matters

 

Emoluments Lawsuit Against Trump Linked to Top Liberal Operative

 

Trump accuses Dems of defending violent MS-13 gang members: 'They want them to be left alone'

 

Trump says US policy separating migrant families is law. It's not.

 

Trump announces North Dakota rally for June 27

 

Trump shares G-7 photos to prove he gets along with world leaders

 

Trump blasts 'very unfair' sentence for Manafort

 

Trump unloads from White House lawn

 

Trump voices admiration and envy of Kim Jong Un, underscoring his respect for autocrats

 

White House reverses Trump, says he will sign GOP leaders’ immigration bill

 

Mr. Trump goes to war

 

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