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Sunday, June 25, 2017

 

CELEBRATING 240 YEARS OF LIBERTY AND FREEDOM  

 

 

In Today’s Issue: 

 

ABORTION

 

GOP at decisive moment on Planned Parenthood

 

Illinois Compels MDs to Discuss “Benefits” of Abortion


Analysis: Groups issue warning with Arkansas abortion suits

 

Religious employers object to state abortion 'mandate'  (Albany: Roman Catholic Diocese and others object to health insurance issue.)

 

Republicans Understand So Little About Pregnancy & Abortion, They Voted to Let Pregnant Women Murder People

 

AFGHANISTAN

 

After Obama’s bad deal, American Black Hawks will replace Russian helicopters for Afghan air force

 

Taliban attack targets police in Afghanistan's Herat

 

AFRICA

 

Yemen faces world's worst cholera outbreak - UN

 

 

AUSTRALIA

  

Trump gift leaves Australian PM Turnbull bemused

 

BALKANS

 

Serbian parliament expected to elect first gay prime minister

 

BIOETHICS

 

Opening Pandora's box: Now Frankenscience targets babies

 

BORDER SECURITY

 

No contracts awarded in bid for Trump’s border wall: report

 

 

CANADA

 

Nearly nine in 10 Canadian executives worried about U.S.-Canada trade under Trump

 

Canada to apologise for 'LGBT purge' in government

 

CENTRAL AMERICA

 

Guatemala: Officials and police charged over girls shelter blaze

 

CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY (CIA)

 

CIA chief: Intel leaks on the rise, cites leaker 'worship'

 

CHRISTIANITY

 

Memorial Cross Facing Removal After One Complaint

 

COMMUNIST CHINA 

 

Rescuers look for signs of life in massive landslide

 

 Landslide Destroys Chinese Village; Scores Feared Dead

 

The Flow of Change Between China and a Buddhist Sect

 

COMMUNIST NORTH KOREA

 

Call to punish North Korea for Warmbier murder

 

 

CONGRESS

 

Fate of Obamacare repeal could be decided in Congress next week

 

 

COURTS

 

Judge to consider US freeze on Iraqi deportations

 

CRIME IN AMERICA

 

News crew’s TV truck stolen –– while reporting about crime

 

Top scholars rise above MS-13 violence in suburban NY town

 

2 toddlers died after mom left them in hot car to teach ‘a lesson,’ police say

 

Doctor charged with murder after prescribing ‘horrifyingly excessive’ amount of opioids

 

Texas Dallas officer charged with aggravated assault for killing of 21-year-old woman

 

 

DEATH-PENALTY

 

He’s a killer set to die. But his mental illness has set off a new death penalty battle.

 

 

DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL COMMITTEE (DNC)

 

Eric Trump: Dems ‘Imploding,’ DNC Chair Perez a ‘Nut Job’ (Democratic National Committee Chairman Tom Perez)

 

DEMOCRATS (MARXISTS)

 

Top Nebraska Democrat canned for cheering shooting of Republican congressman

 

NY Dems Give Politically Connected Judge Six-Figure Job She’s Too Obese to do, ‘She Would Soil the Chair and Then Ask For a New One’

 

Bill Clinton issues warning on opioid crisis: ‘It’s going to eat us all alive’

 

Joe Biden shuts down 'wiseass' hedge fund manager Bill Ackman after he 'disrespected the memory' of his dead son Beau

 

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange explains why the Democratic Party is 'doomed'

 

DEPARTMENT HOMELAND SECURITY

 

…DHS Defunds, Disinvites Islamic Groups Favored By Obama

 

 

Refugee arrivals down drastically under Trump: DHS

 

 

DEPARTMENT OF INTERIOR

 

To the BLM, hippies and nudists more equal than ranchers with cattle

 

 

DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

 

Tuskegee syphilis study Trump officials oppose funding museum for victims

 

 

EDUCATION

 

Homeless college students a growing concern

 

NJ college fires professor over comments made on Tucker Carlson Tonight

 

Colleges giving degrees in … social justice!

 

Professor's response to student's absence: Bring the baby

 

University of Delaware professor is slammed for saying North Korea prisoner Otto Warmbier was a 'privileged, rich, clueless white male' who 'got exactly what he deserved'

 

 

EGYPT

 

Egypt: Police foil jihad suicide bombing at Alexandria church

 

Egypt's President Ratifies Disputed Saudi Islands Pact

 

 

ELECTION 2016

 

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

 

 

ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA)

 

The removal of the EPA’s climate change website is a declaration of war

 

 

EUROPEAN UNION

 

Sweden on the Brink of CIVIL WAR, National Police Chief: “HELP US, HELP US!”

 

Italy acid attack model Gessica Notaro returns to work

 

 

FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION (FAA)

 

 

1 killed in South Florida plane crash

 

 

FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION (FBI) 

 

Sanders, wife Jane, hire lawyers amid FBI probe on loan application: report

 

 

FEDERAL RESERVE

 

Fed’s Long, Strange Inflation Trip Feels Like a 1960s Flashback

 

FOREIGN POLICY

 

Qatar: Blockade exposes rifts in 'peculiar' Trump foreign policy

 

FRANCE

 

In jab at Trump, Schwarzenegger and Macron team up to ‘make the planet great again’ (French President Emmanuel Macron)

 

Hard-left leader ready to marshal a new resistance

 

 

GERMANY

 

German court removes 3 judges in Auschwitz trial over bias

 

GLOBAL WARMING

 

Ex-diplomat who resigned over Paris deal: US needs to remain a global leader

 

GOP

 

GOP's DeWine Makes Ohio Governor Bid in Post-Trump World

 

HEALTH CARE

 

Insulin is too expensive for many of my patients. It doesn’t have to be.

 

If We Lose Our Health Care...

 

Men Don’t Want to Be Nurses. Their Wives Agree.

 

Safe injections centers are not opium dens

 

 

HOMOSEXUALITY

 

It's okay to decorate a police car with rainbow flags, but not Bible verses

 

Gay pride marches across U.S. take on celebratory, political tones

 

HONG KONG

 

Hong Kong was supposed to change China. How did the opposite happen?

 

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

 

Schiff Gets 'Queasy Feeling' Over Possible Lynch Meddling in Clinton Email Probe (US Representative of California Adam Schiff (D)

 

The Republican tax-reform plan isn’t reform at all

 

Democrats warn party to move on from Russia obsession

 

Rep. Maxine Waters speaks out on Republican health care bill at packed town hall meeting, as protesters gather outside  (US Representative of California Maxine Waters (D)

 

IMMIGRATION

 

Immigration groups: Trump's silence on DACA means it's here to stay

 

INDIA

 

The high-tech jobs that created India’s gilded generation are disappearing

 

Muslims on India train assaulted 'because they ate beef'

 

INDONESIA

 

Ramadan finale in Indonesia: Muslims screaming “Allahu akbar” stab police officer to death

 

IRAN

 

Rouhani: Iran seeks stronger relationship with Qatar (Iranian President Hassan Rouhani)

 

Iran unveils countdown clock to Israel’s destruction, “Muslim world’s top priority”

Iran arrests ISIS-linked terror cell

 

Anti-mullah resistance: Iran accelerating pursuit of nukes on missiles

 

 

IRAQ

 

 

Iraq forces help hundreds of civilians escape Isis-held Mosul as UN warns of 'unimaginable' risk to life

 

ISLAM

 

When Evangelicals Become Useful Idiots for Islamism

 

CAIR infiltrator: Beware of smiling Muslims

 

ISRAEL

 

Israeli-“Palestinian” Arab Conflict Briefing     (Sunday, June 25, 2017)

 

US liberal Jews decry ‘slap in the face’ from Netanyahu on Western Wall prayer (Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu)

 

Israeli forces detain 6 Palestinians in overnight raids on eve of Eid al-Fitr

 

Bowing to ultra-Orthodox pressure, cabinet halts pluralistic Western Wall deal

 

PMW report leads to removal of terrorist monument in Jenin - but monument later restored

 

Liberman: Shelving Western Wall plan a ‘severe blow’ to Jewish unity (Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman)

 

Human rights groups denounce investigation of Breaking the Silence spokesman

 

Netanyahu to millions of Jews: We don’t really want you

 

'Not one refugee will cross the Jordan'

 

IDF soldiers accosted in Jerusalem ultra-Orthodox neighborhood

 

Assailants destroy 45 olive trees and spray paint 'revenge' on Palestinian land

 

Ahead of UNESCO vote on Hebron, Israel bars fact-finding mission from city

 

Israeli authorities indict 3 Palestinian Jerusalemite youths for assault

 

After IDF retaliates for spillover, Syrian army warns Israel

 

Golan battles bring Hizballah near Israeli border

 

IDF girds for possible Hezbollah clash during border fence construction

 

As Islamic State wanes, Iran and Hezbollah could turn on Israel

 

Energy minister: Israel should restore full power supply to Gaza

 

Hamas: Eliminate the 'cancer' Israel

 

Palestinians disappointed after 'tense' meeting with Kushner: report

 

Will Trump decide to pull out of peace talks?

 

Jared Kushner angered Palestinian leader Mahumoud Abbas by relaying a list of demands from Israel during a tense meeting in the West Bank (Judea and Samaria)

 

Netanyahu: We will respond with force to any missiles from Syria 

 

LIBERALISM

 

Obama’s liberalism paved the way for Donald Trump

 

MARIJUANA

 

Roger Stone urges Trump to not interfere with states that have legalized marijuana

 

Can cannabis make America great again?

 

 

MEDIA 

 

Leaked CNN Memo: Top Execs to Review All Russia Stories After Very Fake News Retraction

 

This NY Times story exposes the paper's liberal hypocrisy

 

Joe Scarborough’s New Anti-Trump, Anti-America Music Video is . . . Awfully Embarrassing (Video)

 

Texas Trump Supporter Buys Billboard to Bash ABC News: ‘Too Much Misinformation’ (Video)

 

CNN Retracts Report Tying Trump Aide to Moscow Fund

 

Sean Hannity tells Ann Coulter to 'cut the BS' after she alleges censorship

 

MEDICAID

 

GOP senator says Medicaid will continue in new bill

 

Medicaid Cuts May Force Retirees Out of Nursing Homes

 

MEXICO

 

Expats like it better in Mexico

 

Student who vanished from Disney cruise ship in Mexico 'had sex with man in front of her lesbian lover', new police notes reveal as family claim she was raped and pushed overboard

 

 

MIDDLE EAST

 

At center of Qatar crisis, a $1 billion ransom

 

Iraq and Syria: Kurds see chance to advance their cause in ruins of Islamic State

 

MILITARY

 

The Navy's new powerhouse of the seas: US military shows off its 99,000 ton aircraft carrier in the Atlantic that can make hairpin turns at high speeds with more than 6,000 sailors on board

 

Why Did a U.S. Destroyer Fail to Dodge a Cargo Ship?

 

Tech sergeant released from hospital after Thunderbirds jet accident

 

Pentagon budget looks like a letdown for military suppliers

 

Soldiers run Army 10-miler qualifier in Germany

 

First 4 women graduate from cavalry scout training at Fort Benning

 

NANNY STATE

 

A campaign to eliminate plastic straws is sucking in thousands of converts

 

 

PAKISTAN

 

Oil tanker explodes in Pakistan, killing scores who rushed to accident scene

 

 

PENSIONS

 

Why pensions are set to eat the city budget (New York City)

 

POVERTY

 

Deion Sanders launches program to fight poverty in Dallas with Koch brothers

 

PRISONS

 

Inmate charged in jail beating of Peter Tosh's son

 

California governor blocks parole for Charles Manson follower

 

RUSSIA

 

Report: Russia to recall ambassador from Washington

 

Vladimir Putin admits for the first time that he was involved in dangerous 'illegal intelligence' KGB spying operations (Russian President Vladimir V Putin)

 

Russia warns Norway against hosting US Marines

 

Russian official linked to South Florida biker club spent millions on Trump condos

 

Colbert tells Russia he is 'considering a run for president in 2020'

 

The drug squad: Every member of Russia's 2014 World Cup team is under investigation in a doping probe that shames soccer

 

 

SCIENCE

 

A look back at Jacques Cousteau on the 20th  anniversary of his death

 

 

SECOND AMENDMENT

 

74% of American gun owners say owning a gun is ‘essential to their freedom’: Poll

 

 

SENATE

 

Manchin could negotiate on "repair" of Obamacare, not repeal  (US Senator of West Virginia Joe Manchin III (D)

 

2 key GOP senators express doubts about Senate health care bill

 

Manchin: Russia is not our ally, not our friend

 

Sen. Cotton: Official US Policy Should Be 'Regime Change' in Iran  (US Senator of Arkansas Tom Cotton (R)

 

Senate health-care bill faces serious resistance from GOP moderates

 

 Sen. Bernie Sanders rips California Democrats for pulling $400B single-payer bill, calls for vote (US Senator of Vermont Bernard Sanders (I-Socialist)

 

Facing 5 GOP holdouts, McConnell is in for a frenzy of negotiations for health bill (Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Kentucky)

 

Grassley Slams Schumer For Lying: He Knew Trump Wasn’t Under Investigation Yet He Publicly Claimed Otherwise (Video) (US Senator of Iowa Charles Grassley (R)/ Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-New York)

 

Health Bill Leaves G.O.P. Senator Torn Between Lawmakers

 

Warren cautions Dems against infighting  (US Senator of Massachusetts Elizabeth Warren (D)

 

Koch Network Says Republican Health Plan Doesn't Go Far Enough

 

How the Senate health care bill differs from the House version and Obamacare

 

Republicans on defense on premiums in new health bill

 

SOCIAL MEDIA

 

'Please god just let the man sleep': Outrage as airline passenger posts racist Snapchat story of Sikh man whom he mistakenly believed to be a terrorist

 

SOUTH AMERICA

 

3 dead as tourist boat carrying 150 sinks in Colombia

 

At least eleven die in Colombia coal mine explosion

 

SOUTH KOREA 

 

South Korea’s new president: ‘Trump and I have a common goal’

 

SOUTHERN POVERTY LAW CENTER

 

Hypocrisy: Maajid Nawaz suing SPLC for naming him “anti-Muslim extremist”

 

SPACE

 

SpaceX nails two rocket launches in one weekend

 

SPAIN

 

Spain: Jihad murder plotter says Qur’an states those who don’t convert to Islam are infidels and must die

 

SPORTS

 

Don't bet against Magic Johnson turning the Lakers around

 

Bill Cosby allegedly gambled thousands of dollars on football

 

MLB Scoreboard

 

STATES

 

 

Record-high heat spawns wildfires across the West

 

Teen missing over a year found alive in Georgia

 

Illinois credit rating could be downgraded to 'junk'

 

Teen plummets 50 feet to death off cliff

 

State officials not done fighting federal intrusion into local election systems

 

NY Gov. Cuomo launches voter registration drive at state Pride march  (Governor of New York Andrew M Cuomo (D)

 

A Southern California man who thought his son had died buried the wrong man

 

'No doesn't really mean no': North Carolina law means women can't revoke consent for sex  

 

SUPREME COURT 

 

Supreme Court: Will Justice Kennedy retire this month?

 

SYRIA

 

Russia is at a dead-end in Syria

 

TAIWAN

 

Taiwan still wants to join TPP: premier

 

TECHNOLOGY

 

Will the iPhone make it to 2027?

 

TERRORISM

 

America faces a new wave of homegrown political violence and terrorism if its divisions continue

 

TRANSGENDER MOVEMENT

 

After More Than 20 Years as Conservative Leader, Paul Williams Comes Out as Transwoman

 

TROPICAL STORMS

 

Cindy Causes Minor Flooding Across South as Rain Continues

 

TREASURY DEPARTMENT

 

Third time's a charm! Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and his Scottish actress fiancee are married by Mike Pence in front of Trump, Melania and Ivanka in lavish, star-studded DC ceremony

 

 

TURKEY

 

Turkish police use tear gas to break up pride rallies

 

UNITED KINGDOM (BRITAIN)

 

Vehicle crashes into pedestrians outside Muslim gathering

 

UK: Islamic school merely “slammed,” not closed, for gender segregation, pro-jihad speakers

 

Exclusive: More than 40 convicted terrorists have used human rights laws to remain in UK

 

Children at London school told to write their own suicide notes

 

Free trade deals for 'poorest countries' to be maintained post-Brexit

 

British Parliament targeted with ‘sustained and determined’ cyberattack

 

Blackmail fears after Parliament hit by 'sustained and determined' cyber attack leaving MPs unable to access their emails remotely

 

Housing crisis threatens a million families in Britain with eviction by 2020

 

Cyberattack on British Parliament Affects Email Access

 

Arrest after attempted rape of girl, 8  

 

UK's Jeremy Corbyn gives speech to 'biggest Glastonbury crowd so far'

 

 Schools teach chess to help ‘difficult’ pupils concentrate

 

Exclusive: Green energy tycoon in eye of the storm over electric car charging prices

 

 Quarter of England’s rivers at risk of running dry, warns WWF

 

One flat destroyed in London fire

 

How a Regulatory Breakdown Kindled a Deadly London Fire

 

Growers urged to cash in on rising appetite for fruit and vegetables  (Scotland)

 

Memorial concert is held in Utah for American victim of Westminster Bridge terror attack in London

 

UK airline removes passengers from plane - then it takes off with empty seats

 

Cladding fire tests failed by 34 blocks

 

 American tourist, 38, is in a coma after being airlifted to US from Turks and Caicos where he was robbed at gunpoint and shot while on a dream vacation with his wife and son 

 

UNITED STATES

 

Accidental shooting at child's party; 1 man hurt

 

Children suffered chemical burns at water park: official

 

Marc Thiessen: America is on its way to divorce court

 

Shocking video shows girl falling from Six Flags ride

 

VENEZUELA 

 

Venezuelan opposition lays siege to air base

 

Venezuelan prisoners allege horrific mistreatment 

 

WHITE HOUSE

 

Fox News 'MediaBuzz': Spicer says Trump’s remarks about possible Comey tapes brought out truth (White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer)

 

Trump admits he called GOP health bill 'mean'

 

Trump ready to single out GOP senators who oppose healthcare bill

 

Koch aides voice growing optimism for Trump moves

 

Trump just ended a long tradition of celebrating Ramadan at the White House

 

Donald Skunks the Democrats

 

Trump lashes out at Obama over Post report on Russian election meddling

 

President Trump, Meet This 2-Year-Old

 

This is what spies see in President Trump’s tweets

 

President Trump's next Syria test

 

 

 

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