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Saturday, June 24, 2017

 

CELEBRATING 240 YEARS OF LIBERTY AND FREEDOM  

 

 

In Today’s Issue: 

 

ABORTION

 

Absolute Liberal Insanity: Combat White Supremacy with More Abortions

 

Catholic groups protest N.Y. abortion policy

 

Pro-Life Doctor Fighting IL Law That Forces Him to Inform Patients About Abortion

 

Women on Birth Control Could Be Barred From Working If Missouri Lawmakers Get Their Way

 

Abortion Debate Roils Final Health Care Push

 

The Science Behind the “Abortion Pill”

 

Glow Deserves All The Applause For How It Handles Abortion

 

Planned Parenthood Funding Is Sticking Point in Health Bill

 

Trump Administration Rejects U.N. Call for Abortions

 

AFRICA

 

Cholera suspected as several ill at Kenya medical conference

 

 

AGRICULTURE

 

Donald Trump Vows to Protect Legacy of Family Farms in America

 

AIRLINES

 

Five myths about air travel

 
AUSTRALIA

 

'Rewilding' Australia: not only do we need the outback, the outback needs us

 

CANADA

 

Trudeau: Trump does listen, NAFTA will remain  (Canadian Prime Minister Prime Minister Justin Trudeau)

 

Canada community hit by suicides crisis

 

CAPITOL HILL

 

In a weird way, Washington is actually starting to work

 

CENSUS BUREAU

 

A Census Time Machine: Past, Present and Future

 

CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY (CIA)

 

Report: CIA boss held secret talks with Syrian spy chief

 

COMMUNIST CHINA 

 

Massive landslide buries more than 120 people in southwest China

 

More than 100 feared buried as landslide destroys village in southwest China

 

COMMUNIST NORTH KOREA

 

 

China, US Agree Aim of 'Complete, Irreversible' Korean Denuclearization

 

Dennis and the menace: The strange story of the basketball star and the dictator

 

Otto Warmbier’s grim fate is routine in hellish North Korea

 

COURTS

 

Jogger slaying suspect indicted for murder

 

Police shooting mistrial ignites nationwide protests

 

Former college football player is found GUILTY of two out of seven rape charges on the fourth anniversary of sexual assault which rocked Vanderbilt University

 

Mistrial declared again for ex-cop Ray Tensing

 

Grand jury says Portland officer justified in fatal shooting

 

Oklahoma doctor charged with 5 counts of murder

 

Prosecutors seek 35-year term in deadly meningitis outbreak

 

Ex-USA Gymnastics doctor to stand trial on sex assault charges

 

Why I sued Comey and the NSA, again!

 

CRIME IN AMERICA

 

Horrified parents watch helplessly on their nannycam as the nurse they hired to care for their special needs son, 2, cruelly beats him before they call 911 and cops save him

 

Police: UPS shooter in San Francisco armed with stolen guns

 

Body of teen girl found in landfill

 

Exclusive: Motorcycle nut who plowed through a crowd of Trump protesters is a sleazy porn boss who boasts of 'white pride' and claims he can't be racist because he married a 'slant eye import'

 

'Cannibal killer' frat boy accused of killing and eating two random Florida homeowners says he just wants to be a 'normal kid again' in tearful phone calls home to his parents as police release their conversations 

 

White St. Louis police officer shoots off-duty black officer

 

'We have guitars, they have guns': Punk rock group is left with 'chipped teeth and smashed instruments' after NYPD cops break up their show

 

Prosecutors ask court to reinstate Aaron Hernandez's murder conviction

 

Weapons cache seized at home of LAPD officer accused of having sex with teenage cadet, sources say

 

El Chapo’s alleged girlfriend arrested at US border on drug charges

 

Married FedEx worker, 31, is charged with the rape and murder of New York Google exec, 27, who was killed while out jogging near her mother's home

 

CRUISELINE INDUSTRY

 

Ritz-Carlton Is Building the Anti-Cruise Ship

 

DEMOCRATS (MARXISTS)

 

De Blasio's plan to replace Rikers is just a pipe dream  (Mayor of New York City Bill de Blasio)

 

Clinton: If Republicans pass ObamaCare repeal, 'they're the death party'

 

 

DEPARTMENT HOMELAND SECURITY

 

Trump DHS chief pushes 'terrorists corrupting Islam' line

 

Trump administration narrows focus of counter-extremism program

 

DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

 

Freshman GOP rep calls for Mueller recusal from Russia probe  (Justice Department special counsel former FBI Director Robert Mueller)

 

Making America scared again won’t make us safer

 

DOJ applies to take Microsoft data warrant case to Supreme Court

 

ECONOMY

 

Sears says it will close 20 more stores

 

EDUCATION

 

High school kills conservative summer reading list after uproar

 

Out of High School, Into Real Life

 

Foreign student population in U.S. grows to 1.2 million

 

Mis-Educating the Young

 

Will The Rebirth Of Vocational Education Bring Back 'Good Jobs?'

 

ELECTION 2016

 

Obama’s secret struggle to punish Russia for Putin’s election assault

 

Frustrated Dems say Obama botched Russia response

 

James Woolsey Rips Obama's Response to Moscow Hacking  (Former CIA Director James Woolsey on Friday slammed the Obama.)

 

 

ELECTION 2017

 

Michael Barone: The Outlook After The Special Elections

 

 

ENERGY

 

Energy Prices

 

ENVIRONMENT

 

Millions of ‘sea pickles’ are causing hell along the Pacific Coast

 

EUROPEAN UNION

 

Swedish music festival sex attacks up 1,000%

 

FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION (FBI) 

 

FBI: Missing exchange student a national priority for agency

 

Manafort Financial Deals Are Under Scrutiny by F.B.I.

 

FOREIGN POLICY

 

George Washington's Enduring Realism

 

FRANCE

 

Journalist with French TV dies of wounds from Mosul blast

 

French court jails jihadist recruits

 

 

GERMANY

 

Panda mania hits Germany as China's cuddly envoys arrive

 

 

GLOBAL WARMING

  

Climate change more important than partisan politics: Schwarzenegger

 

 

GOOGLE

 

Google: No more reading your emails to place ads

 

 

HEALTH CARE

 

California won't be passing a single-payer healthcare system any time soon — the plan is dead for this year

 

What Americans really want from health care reform is impossible

 

HOLLYWOOD

 

Bill Cosby wants to teach us?

 

Hollywood's Trump assassination 'jokes' continue

 

 

HOMOSEXUALITY

 

Microphone turned off as Mormon girl reveals to congregation she is lesbian 

 

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

 

Nancy Pelosi, once invaluable for Democrats, has become invaluable for Republicans   (House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-California)

 

Rep. Steve Scalise out of ICU   (House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R- Louisiana)

 

Democrats turn on Pelosi, each other, after disappointing special elections

 

IMMIGRATION

 

Outsourcing Exec Shifts Gears after Panicking Over Trump’s ‘America First’ Agenda

 

Loose Definition of Terrorism Upends an Asylum Seeker’s Life

 

INDIA

 

Trump to host Indian PM at White House

 

Trump Organization’s partners in India projects are no strangers to legal entanglements

 

INDONESIA

 

Indonesia: For Eid, Catholics change Mass timetable to leave carparks free for Muslim “brothers”

 

Bali bombing: Guantánamo inmate Hambali charged over 2002 attack

 

IRAQ

 

The secret photo stash of a young IS fighter

 

ISRAEL

 

Israeli-“Palestinian” Arab Conflict Briefing     (Saturday, June 24, 2017)

 

Liberman: Assad regime will continue to suffer consequences of attacks (Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman)

 

Fuel imported from Egypt averts full collapse in Gaza Strip

 

IDF releases footage of strikes on Syrian military targets (Israel Defense Forces)

 

Report: Netanyahu to partially freeze plans for settler homes until end of 2017 (Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu)

 

Syrian shells land in Golan Heights, sparking IDF strikes

 

B'Tselem: Israel's killing of Palestinian fisherman last month in Gaza 'unjustifiable'

 

Palestinians say US is not demanding end to terrorist stipends as a precondition to talks

 

NASCAR’s first Israeli driver is on the fast track to success

 

Qaraqe: 'Israel may be able to take our money, but it cannot take our dignity'

 

 

LOBBYISTS

 

Lobbyist shot at congressional baseball practice released from the hospital

 

MEDIA 

 

NYT lists 'Trump's Lies'

 

Washington Post confirms: Trump right on Russian election tampering

 

MSM Caught Lying AGAIN Claims That Anti-Trump Propaganda Group Are Neo-Nazi Fighters

 

Former Obama advisor calls Fox ‘state sanctioned media

MEDICAID

 

How would the Senate health care bill actually affect Medicaid?

 

Medicaid is biggest consumer story in 'Obamacare' rollback

 

Governors wary of Medicaid cost shift in Senate health bill

 

Rural Tennessee doctor fears proposed Medicaid cuts

 

MIDDLE EAST

 

McDonalds Saudi Arabia pledges “loyalty and obedience on the Quran” to Crown Prince

 

Attack at Islam's holiest site foiled, Saudis say

 

Why Saudi Arabia hates the popular Al Jazeera network so much

 

 

MILITARY

 

Trump empowers military and raises eyebrows

 

Air Force Thunderbird flips on landing

 

Fighter jet crashes, overturns at Ohio airport

 

2 in Thunderbirds jet accident in Ohio in good condition

 

Military chiefs seek delay in allowing transgender enlistment    (Secretary of Defense James Mattis)

 

Prosecutors seek specialized court procedures in Air Force veteran espionage case

 

Nearly 100 patients died waiting for care at LA VA hospital, report finds

 

Dismissal of Glock's bid protest clears way for Army sidearms by Sig Sauer

 

Why ‘Mattis in charge’ is a formula for disaster   (Secretary of Defense James Mattis)

 

Air Force says tornado damaged 2 'Doomsday' 747s

 

Military heads want transgender enlistment hold 

 

MINIMUM WAGE

 

The Minimum-Wage Job-Killer Strikes Again!

 

NATIONAL PARKS SERVICE

 

Yellowstone quake 'swarm' raises disaster fears

 

PAKISTAN

 

Pakistan, accused of terrorist infiltration, starts to fence its border with Afghanistan

 

PHILIPPINES

 

Malaysian university professor finances the Islamic State, killed waging jihad in Philippines

 

POLLS

 

Poll: Single-payer healthcare wins more support

 

Forty-four percent of Americans say they know someone who has been shot, either deliberately or accidentally

 

Poll: Former AG Lynch should be investigated

 

RUSSIA

 

Russia's answer to charges of meddling in U.S. elections: You're messing with ours, too 

 

Russians destroyed, removed material from shuttered compounds

 

Stephen Colbert Appears on Russian TV, Jokes About Presidential Run

 

SAME-SEX UNIONS

 

Illinois Bishop Decrees: No Communion and No Funeral Rites for Same-Sex Couples

 

 

 

SENATE

 

In health-care bill, long-held GOP goals overtake Trump’s agenda

 

Kamala Harris: A Fierce Fighter on Behalf of Women  (US Senator of California  Kamala Harris (D)

 

Biden rips Senate GOP healthcare bill, says it 'isn't about healthcare'  (Former Vice-President Joseph R Biden Jr (D)

 

5 GOP senators now oppose health bill _ enough to sink it

 

The Senate’s Unaffordable Care Act

 

Health care bill would rescue ObamaCare and take Democrats off the hook

 

Despite What You’ve Heard, The Senate Bill Doesn't Slash, Gut, Or Even Cut Medicaid

 

Senators Appalled by Contractors’ Tax Collection Tactics

 

Herding the Senate cats to repeal ObamaCare

 

Dem senators urged Obama to take action on Russia before election

 

Trump called Cruz to press him on ObamaCare repeal bill: report (US Senator of Texas Ted Cruz (R)

 

SOUTH AMERICA

 

Dutch journalists in Colombia still held

 

SOUTH KOREA 

 

South Korea invites North to participate in 2018 Winter Olympics to boost peace

 

SPORTS

 

MLB Scoreboard

 

SRI LANKA

 

 Sri Lankan doctors strike to demand university's closure

 

STATES

 

Wildfire torches more homes as residents flee

 

California just added four more ‘discriminatory’ states to its travel ban

 

Stephen Moore: The Banana Republic Of Illinois

 

 

STATE DEPARTMENT

 

State Department's anti-Semitism office will soon have no staff

 

Why I resigned from the Foreign Service after 27 years

 

State Dept. to drop Iraq, Myanmar from list of worst child soldier offenders: report

 

Saudi Demands of Qatar Are Test for Tillerson's Gulf Strategy  (US Secretary of State Rex W Tillerson)

 

 

SUPREME COURT 

 

Supreme Court: Immigrants Who Lie to Feds to Become Citizens May Lose Citizenship

 

Big cases, retirement rumors as Supreme Court nears finish

 

Report: Kennedy Considering Retiring From Supreme Court

 

Supreme Court justices share their memories of Scalia in new documentary

 

Gorsuch dissents from Ginsburg in case on federal worker complaints

 

SYRIA

 

Syria releases hundreds of detainees ahead of Eid

 

 

TAIWAN

 

How America and China Almost Started a Nuclear War over Taiwan

 

Senators Urge Trump to Approve Taiwan Arms Sales

 

 

TECHNOLOGY

 

Silicon Valley rocked by sexual harassment claims - again

 

You Don’t Want to Buy Groceries From a Robot  (Amazon’s purchase of Whole Foods could deprive us of human contact.)

 

 

TERRORISM

 

New study claims most terrorists in US are “right-wing,” not Muslim

 

TURKEY

 

Istanbul Bans Gay and Transgender Pride March for Second Year

 

Turkish police catch five suicide bombers near Syrian border: Governor’s office

 

Turkey to thwart regional plots: President Erdoğan  (Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan)

 

Russian intel ship traverses Istanbul’s Bosphorus Strait

 

PKK attack kills soldier in Turkey’s east

 

German tourist drowns in Turkey’s Antalya

 

UBER

 

Uber's ousted CEO hired former Google engineer knowing he had was carrying his former employer's self-driving car secrets

 

 

UNITED KINGDOM (BRITAIN)

 

UK Parliament investigates cyberattack on user accounts

 

Over 800 north London public housing apartments evacuated over fire safety concerns

 

Hundreds of flats evacuated over fire risk fears

 

'Below expectations': EU slaps down May's offer on citizens (British Prime Minister Theresa May)

 

Sadiq Khan Refuses to Support Ban of Hezbollah (Video) (Mayor of London Sadiq Khan)

 

'Entirely preventable' NHS and police failings led to brutal murder of grandmother – report

 

Five Camden tower blocks evacuated after Grenfell fire raises cladding concerns 

 

Northern Ireland Former UVF commander turned informer admits to 200 terrorist offences

 

Poll: Majority of Scots want second EU referendum

 

Jeremy Corbyn now viewed as more capable prime minister than Theresa May

 

Sean O'Grady I voted for Brexit. But a year on, it looks less and less appealing

 

Armed Forces Day events across country

 

Jeremy Corbyn's plan to pay 16-year-olds £10 living wage could 'price them out of the workplace'

 

Sex game death man guilty of manslaughter

 

Police Chiefs to discuss offering guns to all frontline officers

 

Router hack risk 'not just on Virgin Media'

 

Crackdown on drones planned after latest near miss

 

London Underground Tube steps up cleaning regime to tackle superbugs

 

History made with first woman to captain Queen's guard

 

Ofsted Schools pushing exam targets over learning to be punished, says chief

 

UK's Brexit offer 'below expectations'

 

Manchester suicide bomber 'made deadly device which killed 22 himself using YouTube videos and instructions from dark web'

 

UNITED STATES

 

The story of six executed Nazi spies — and the hidden tribute to them on federal land 

 

VENEZUELA 

 

Venezuelan dad makes plea to president

 

WHITE HOUSE

 

President Donald J. Trump’s Weekly Address

 

Trump considering Camp David-style summit to unite Arab leaders to fight terrorism

 

Spicer Troubled by Lack of Outrage About Depictions of Violence Against Trump   (White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer)

 

Is Donald Trump Recovering His Political Footing?


Trump Signals Tweet Was Meant to Affect Comey Testimony (Former FBI Director James Comey)

 

CNN sent a courtroom sketch artist to cover a White House press briefing

 

Trump joins effort to pass a health bill, but another GOP senator voices opposition

 

Drudge poll: 92% think Trump 'great' or 'good'

 

Dershowitz: Trump Right to Challenge Mueller-Comey Friendship

 

How can you still doubt Trump’s intelligence?

 

Pence meets with Koch brother in Colorado (Vice-President Mike Pence)

 

Trump slams Obama for doing 'nothing' about Russia before the election

 

Ivanka Trump Must Answer Questions in `Wild Thing' Shoe Suit

 

Fundraiser-in-chief Trump shows promise as a 2018 rainmaker

 

Ivanka Trump, Jared Kushner embrace more public roles in White House

 

 

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