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Monday, June 26, 2017

 

CELEBRATING 240  YEARS OF LIBERTY AND FREEDOM  

 

 

In Today’s Issue: 

 

ABORTION

 

Pro-Abortion AG Will Re-File Bogus Charges Against David Daleiden for Exposing Planned Parenthood

 

Abortion protests that invoke 'The Handmaid's Tale' are ridiculous and, frankly, offensive

 

California Tries to Force Pregnancy Centers to Promote Abortions

 

Don’t force pregnant students to choose abortion

 

Planned Parenthood Abortion Clinic Furious That Pregnancy Center Across the Street is Attracting Its Customers

 

Planned Parenthood Permanently Closes Another Abortion Clinic in New Jersey

 

Nonprofit WebSite GuideStar Stops Calling Pro-Life Organizations “Hate Groups.” For Now

 

Tens of Thousands of Pro-Lifers Expected at Massive Save the 8th Rally for Life in Dublin

 

Thousands of Doctors Revolt Over UK Plan to Allow Abortions Up to Birth

 

AFGHANISTAN

 

Can There Be Peace With Honor in Afghanistan?

 

Afghan's Kharzai Blames US for Bad Security Situation (Afghan President Ashraf Ghani)

 

 

AFRICA

 

Suicide Bombers Kill Nine in Nigerian City of Maiduguri

 

Tunisia's 'Moderate Muslim Brotherhood' Leader Accused of Assassinating Rival

 

Irish naval ship rescues 712 people near Libya

 

 

AMERICAN CIVIL LIBERTIES UNION (ACLU)

 

The ACLU goes hunting in Montana

 

 

ANTI-SEMITISM

 

Pro-Israel Group Bashes US Venues for Allowing ‘Vicious Anti-Semite’ Roger Waters to Perform

 
AUSTRALIA

 

ASX struggles for direction but retailers enjoy a rare lift

 

The Australian dollar has found its footing after several days of losses

 

Liberal MPs' secret bid to legalise same-sex marriage

 

Great Barrier Reef 'valued at A$56bn'  (The struggling icon is critical to supporting economic activity in Australia, a report finds.)

 

'He was just screaming': Mother's warning after shower screen 'explosion'

 

In Australia, backlash takes hold over links to China

 

 

AUTO INDUSTRY

 

As auto-lending risks grow, Ford Credit looks more stable than GM Financial

 

As Airbag Crisis Spirals, Takata Files for Bankruptcy Protection

 

 

BIOETHICS

 

Controversial Doctors Wants to Sell Three-Parent Babies

 

CANADA

 

TSX lower on sharp drop in gold prices as bullion retreats $10

 

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau Pays Tribute to Islam With His Feet

 

Google Home smart speaker finally launches in Canada

 

Ex-nurse who was 'far from an angel of mercy' to seniors she murdered gets 8 concurrent life terms

 

Oil prices take another dive — can the oilpatch take it?

 

Canada and China strike corporate hacking deal

 

Colby Cosh: The Alberta political landscape has become an unregulated wild west

 

Ontario proposes to cap resale ticket price at 50% above face value in scalping crackdown

 

Vancouver home goes on the market for a record $63M 

 

CARIBBEAN

 

After Puerto Rico’s Debt Crisis, Fears Shift to Virgin Islands

 

CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY (CIA)

 

They were smokejumpers when the CIA sent them to Laos; they came back in caskets

 

COMMUNIST CHINA 

 

China’s on an IPO frenzy – and it looks set to continue

 

Yuan the key to expansion of Sino-Russian economic ties

 

COMMUNIST CUBA

 

Why the new Cuba policy misses the mark

 

COMMUNIST NORTH KOREA

 

The folly of putting protection on ice

 

North Korean officials 'amazed' by Benidorm on visit to research plans for beach resort 

 

Not All Americans Are Grieving for Otto Warmbier

 

 

CONGRESS

 

Mayors group opposes GOP ‘concealed carry’ gun bills

 

No, Obamacare Repeal Will Not Kill Tens of Thousands

 

 

CONGRESSIONAL BUDGET OFFICE (CBO)

 

CBO estimates 22 million more uninsured by 2026 under Senate health plan

 

Senate health care bill would lower deficit, increase number of uninsured, estimate says

 

Senate bill's score: 22M fewer insured

 

Axios: CBO Will Release Senate Healthcare Bill Score Monday

 

COURTS

 

Man found guilty in 'Baby Doe' murder trial

 

"Pharma Bro" Shkreli snubs legal advice as he heads to court

 

Castile's Family Gets $3 Million Payout After Cop Acquittal

 

CRIME IN AMERICA

 

Jewish artist's minibus torched

 

Arkansas fugitive recaptured after 32 years on the run

 

Big brawl leads to lockdown of San Francisco mall

 

New Orleans police hunt suspects in brutal beating of tourists in French Quarter

 

Leftist Illegalophilia, Not Islamophobia, Killed a Muslim Teen

 

Videos of Police Shootings Give Few Easy Answers

 

CYBER ATTACK

 

Government websites in 3 states hacked with ISIS messages

 

Ohio, Long Island town, and John Kasich targeted in ISIS propaganda hack

 

 

DEMOCRACY

 

Trump won, and Amy Siskind started a list of changes. Now it’s a sensation.

 

 

DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL COMMITTEE (DNC)

 

'2 potential witnesses' in DNC-rigging lawsuit 'both died' (Lawyers fear for safety after Seth Rich murder, break-ins, 'freaky' phone calls.)

 

The DNC Scams the Suckers and Contradicts the Feds on 'Hacking'

 

 

DEMOCRATS (MARXISTS)

 

Here's How Clintons Grabbed Lifetime Grip On $109M Non-Profit

 

Dems gnash teeth, weep, wail — but won’t change

 

The party’s over and no place to call home

 

5 things a Democrat leader really believes

 

The fate of the Democrats' future may lie in Georgia

 

New Orleans mayor fights back against Trump's agenda

 

 

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

 

Few Solutions for Defrauded Borrowers  (Student advocates say Education Department’s slow processing of borrower-defense claims and blocking of ban on mandatory arbitration put defrauded borrowers in a bind.)

 

 

DEPARTMENT HOMELAND SECURITY

 

This Alternative to the Laptop Ban Would Tighten Airport Security at Low Inconvenience

 

Election hacking fears turn heat on Homeland Security

 

DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

 

Mueller mum on much of team; members at risk of cyberintrusions from hackers they’re investigating (Justice Department special counsel former FBI Director Robert Mueller)

 

ECONOMY

 

Tech Weighs on U.S. Stocks as Bonds Gain on Data: Markets Wrap

 

Stock market struggles to defend gains as technology shares wobble

 

S&P 500 edges up; tech weighs on Nasdaq

 

Next global crash could arrive 'with a vengeance'

 

The War on Work—and How to End It

 

Gold prices snap 3-session winning streak

 

Gold Plunges After 1.8 Million Ounces Were Traded in One Minute

 

Asia Stocks Advance as Oil Gains for Third Day: Markets Wrap

 

Asia stocks edge up on optimism over global growth, dollar soft

 

Chart shows how terrible Wall Street economists are at forecasting bond yields

 

In Towns Hit by Mill Closings, a New Casualty: Retail Jobs

 

Treasury yields decline after durable-goods data disappoints

 

The looming labor ‘shortage’ isn’t just a problem — it’s also an opportunity

 

Want to know where the stock market’s headed over the next 6 months? Don’t ask OPEC

 

Manufacturing Stalls as Core Capital Goods Orders, Shipments Falter

 

Dollar regains ground after weaker data

 

EDUCATION

 

Franklin Graham Rips Proposed LGBTQ 'Indoctrination' of Texas School Kids

 

Do Free Speech and Inclusivity Clash? (At meeting of college lawyers, panelists rue students’ lack of understanding of First Amendment and share strategies for balancing expression and sensitivity.)

 

Former Teacher of the Year Takes Her Union to Court

 

Ethics, Money and Academic Meetings (California’s ban on using state funds to travel to Texas highlights the dilemma facing national groups with meetings scheduled to take place there.)

 

Professor Loses Job After Calling Warmbier a ‘Young, White, Rich, Clueless Male’

 

Remove Your Shoes … and Your Books  (Faculty groups alarmed by potential impact of new TSA plan for screening carry-on luggage.)

 

Chaos erupts in violent graduation day brawl

 

Old Criticisms, New Threats (Professors are often lightning rods, but many see a new menace to academic freedom in recent physical threats against faculty members who speak out on race and other issues.)

 

1 U.S. territory jumps to head of line for homeschooling

 

Protect Scholars Against Attacks From the Right

 

Prof ‘publicly lynched’ after backing black-only BLM event

 

EGYPT

 

Opinion: Egypt and Israel an Important Alliance for the US

 

ENERGY

 

Oil tallies third climb as traders bet on sharp weekly U.S. supply drop

 

Energy Prices

 

A Look at Energy Markets After the First Five Months of Trump

 

Trump isn't budging on market-friendly energy plans

 

 

EUROPEAN UNION

 

European stocks finish higher, helped by Italian banks, Nestlé

 

Ireland: Muslim migrant investigated for $112,000 fraud to fund the Islamic State

 

Europe Is Still Ailing (A glimpse into the dark malaise behind the EU project.)

 

As U.S. grapples with Russian meddling, Europe is pushing back against the Kremlin

 

Italy: Two failing banks to be wound up at potential cost of €17bn

 

FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION (FBI) 

 

5 Things You Need To Know About The FBI Investigation Into Bernie Sanders And His Wife

 

FBI Won’t Confirm or Deny Existence of Records of Payment to British Trump Dossier Researcher

 

Why the FBI is hard to trust

 

 

FRANCE

 

Macron says France will not recognize Russia's Crimea 'annexation' (French President Emmanuel Macron)

 

New Paris museum boosts city's claim as global capital of modern art

 

Unmanned helo completes French navy flight trials

 

GERMANY

 

Auction house unveils pictures of Mufti al-Husseini visiting German camp

 

Kushner company received $285M loan from Deutsche Bank shortly before election: report

 

Liberal mosque to stay open despite fatwa from Egypt

 

Erdogan's brawling bodyguards told to stay away from Hamburg G20 (Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan)

 

Why Germany Is Once Again a Threat to the West

 

Heated spat over 'anti-democratic' Merkel fires starting gun on election race

 

GLOBAL WARMING

 

As coral reefs wither amid climate change, so will the Florida Keys’ economy

 

GOOGLE

 

Soros and Google ‘AstroTurf’ Net Neutrality Meeting to Preserve Censorship

 

Google set to face record EU antitrust fine as soon as Tuesday: sources

 

Texas imam fighting to make Google searches Sharia-compliant

 

GREECE

 

Garbage piles mount in Greek capital as heatwave looms

 

HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

 

41% of Counties Could Have Only One Insurer Participating on Obamacare Exchanges

 

How to Repeal Obamacare Using the Scientific Method

 

Tom Price promises GOP health care bill will lower premiums  (Health and Human Service Secretary Tom Price)

 

 

HEALTH CARE

 

Cost of Healthcare Is Americans' Top Financial Concern

 

HOMOSEXUALITY

 

Friends No More? Black Lives Matter Slams Gay Pride Parade

 

Chicago Lesbian March Bans Jewish Pride Flag: ‘As a Jew, I Am Not Welcome’

 

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

 

Nancy Pelosi: If Hillary Had Won, I Might Have Resigned (House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-California)

 

The Real Lesson from Last Week’s Two Special Elections for Congress

 

Center Connected to Rep. Bobby Rush’s Church Has Received $15 Million in Gov’t Grants

 

New life for Republican tax reform

 

House Appropriations releases defense funding draft

 

Pelosi: Trump insisted he won popular vote in our first meeting  (House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-California)

 

Maxine Waters Gets Wrecked! Booed Loudly, VEHICLE SURROUNDED as She Walks Out of Town Hall (Video) (US Representative of California Maxine Waters (D)

 

Paul Ryan under fire for 'actively thwarting' Trump (Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-Wisconsin)

 

Black Trump Supporter Goes Nuclear on Maxine Waters ‘You Have Destroyed the Black Community With Illegal Immigration!’ (Video)

 

Democrats remain divided on strategy to retake the House in 2018

 

Mark Meadows (R-North Carolina): Border adjustment tax now slowing down overall tax reform plans  

 

House Freedom Caucus sees an opportunity as the debt ceiling approaches

 

 

HURRICANES

 

Hurricane Dora strengthens off Mexico's Pacific coast

 

IMMIGRATION

 

5 Sensible, Low-Cost Ways To Reform Our Broken Immigration System


IMMIGRATION AND CUSTOMS ENFORCEMENT (ICE)

 

Catch and release: As the border quiets, safe passage into the U.S. is still granted to some families

 

 

INDIA

 

India: Hindu converts to Islam, begins plotting jihad mass murder

 

New Satellite Gives India the Edge Along the Border 

 

Is India descending into mob rule?

 

Trump meets Modi: Budding romance or one-night stand? (Prime Minister Narendra Modi)

 

Christians Taking Children to Camp in India Charged with Kidnapping, Forced Conversion

 

Trump, Modi seek accord despite friction on trade, migration

 

US brands Hizbul chief 'global terrorist'

 

PM Modi greets nation on Eid

 

China blames Indian military for Sikkim trouble after stand-off destroys bunkers, says will defend rights

 

INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICES (IRS)

 

IRS to launch new digital system that will spot frivolous tax returns

 

 

IRAQ

 

Iraqi general: Mosul battle to end in days

 

 

ISLAM

 

CAIR’S Toasted Double Bacon Burger  (Latest bacon caper comes with a side of shredded Quran.)

 

Son of refugees on mission to make America 'Sharia-free zone'

 

 

ISRAEL

 

Israeli-“Palestinian” Arab Conflict Briefing     (Monday, June 26, 2017)

 

Some critics of Western Wall plan still unhappy after freeze

 

Jewish Agency to Netanyahu: No Dinner for You (Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu)

 

Conservative Jewry, US federations decry ‘deplorable’ Western Wall reversal

 

When a Palestinian man hits his wife, is Israel responsible? PMW responds to UN report

 

Gaza rocket hits open area in southern Israel, no injuries

 

Arrow-3 Anti-Ballistic Defense System Awarded Israeli Defense Prize

 

Sheldon Adelson ‘disappointed and angry’ at Netanyahu — report

 

Leaked document says Muhammad Dahlan to become leader in Gaza Strip

 

Knesset gives initial okay to bill banning binary options

 

Israel Aerospace Industries in Project to Turn Boeing 737 into Freighter

 

Ultra-Orthodox parties look to put brakes on Saturday bus service

 

NGO: Israel practices 'systematic torture' on Palestinian detainees

 

Fuming opposition looks to fell government over Western Wall reversal

 

Arab Media: Israeli Bombardment Killed, Wounded Targets inside Syria

 

The Western Wall already has pluralistic prayer. Here’s what would have changed

 

Israel refuses entry to UNESCO group expected to visit Hebron's Old City

 

Liberman: No plans to attack Syria, but we won’t ignore provocation  (Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman)

 

A state denying its own people

 

Yehudah Glick: Please Pray for my Wife

 

Amid Hamas feud, PA said delaying Gazans’ medical treatment in Israel

 

Sharansky: PM should not have made Western Wall promise he could not deliver

 

5 Palestinian teens indicted for allegedly throwing fireworks at Israeli police

 

Head of US Reform Movement rejects new Western Wall negotiations with PM

 

Bank of Israel: Gemachim Need Not Report Up to $50 Million to IRS

 

Construction of border fence may lead to flare-up with Hezbollah, IDF warns  (Israel Defense Forces)

 

Israel in the Syrian Civil War

 

 

JORDAN

 

Restaurant ordered shut for serving Christians during Ramadan

 

MEDIA 

 

Megyn Kelly Ratings Continue Downward Spiral

 

CNN’s Brian Stelter Calls Fox & Friends An 'Infomercial' For Trump. Here Are CNN's Worst Questions For Obama.

 

Huffington Post Says Eric Trump’s New Haircut is Racist

 

Senior 'Al-Hayat' Columnist Denounces U.S. Media, Authorities For Failing To Recognize Terror As Such When Perpetrated By Non-Muslim Whites

 

A Tale of Two Terror Attacks and The New York Times

 

Left erupts after liberal MSNBC debuts show starring conservative Hugh Hewitt

 

Media Sycophant Chuck Todd Interviews Bernie Sanders, Asks ZERO Questions About Him Being Under FBI Investigation (Video)

 

Goodbye nonpartisan journalism. And good riddance.

 

MEDICAID

 

Should people on Medicaid be required to work?

 

MEXICO

 

Thank Obama: Mexicans paid by you to come to Chicago

 

MIDDLE EAST

 

Gulf of Aqaba Treaty: a Saudi Repudiation of the Camp David Accords

 

Qatar accused of "military escalation" as inter-Arab rift deepens

 

How Qatar threatens peace

 

There’s reason to doubt Saudi Arabia’s charming new crown prince

 

 

MILITARY

 

Cargo ship captain says doomed USS Fitzgerald didn’t respond to warning signals

 

Pentagon welcomes greater freedom under Trump but is wary of blame

 

Bill could streamline process for troops, veterans to get commercial driver’s license

 

U.S. Raids on ISIS Yield Vital Data in Shadowy War

 

Juror's sympathies apparently on display at close of Green Beret's trial

 

Chelsea Manning attends New York gay pride parade amid protests against Donald Trump

 

 

MINIMUM WAGE

 

Report: $15 Minimum Wage in Seattle Killed Jobs

 

NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION (NASA)

 

Hacker collective Anonymous releases video claiming that NASA is on the verge of announcing alien life

 

 

NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR THE ARTS (NEA)

 

Feds Spend $20,000 on Musical About Illegal Immigrant Lesbian

 

 

NATIONAL OCEANIC AND ATMOSPHERIC ADMINISTRATION (NOAA)

 

NOAA: Record 140 Straight Months Without Major Hurricane Strike

 

NATIONAL PARKS SERVICE

 

Park Service behaved appropriately regarding Trump crowd reports, watchdog finds

 

PAKISTAN

 

Toll from oil tanker fire in Pakistan climbs to 157

 

Pakistan Issued Its First Passport Recognizing A Transgender Designation

 

PHILIPPINES

 

 Philippines needs to find another export instead of people

 

POLITICS

 

Bloomberg launches $17M contest for U.S. cities  (Former Mayor of New York City Michael Bloomberg (I)

 

5 things conservatives must do to crush the left

 

POVERTY

 

Deion Sanders: I have no second thoughts about Koch brothers partnership

 

PRESCRIPTION DRUGS

 

Painkiller Prescriptions Outnumber People In Michigan

 

Democrats disappointed Trump hasn't worked to lower drug prices

 

RADIO

 

Mark Levin calls for uprising against left: 'We have no choice'

 

RUSSIA

 

Trump awaits big meeting with Putin (Russian President Vladimir V Putin)

 

Russian arms exporter raked in $24 bln for selling 50 warships since 2000

 

Russia to wean off Ukrainian gas turbine engines by mid-2018

 

 Russian Soyuz Rocket Puts Military Satellite Into Earth's Orbit

 

Russian submarine successfully test-fires Bulava intercontinental missile

 

Trump’s Deflections on Russia Frustrate Even His Allies

 

Russia has destroyed 99% of its chemical weapons – supervising general

 

Russia's Reactions To The U.S. Downing Of A Syrian Su-22 Plane

 

Russia to float out first modernized nuclear submarine in August


Liberal Russian Journalists Sarcastically Compare Putin To Jesus Christ

 

 

SAME-SEX UNIONS

 

Poll: Americans Overwhelmingly Support Gay Marriage

 

 

SECOND AMENDMENT

 

Seattle Gun Tax Another Gun Control Failure

 

SECRET SERVICE

 

Senior Secret Service Agent Who Didn’t Want to Take ‘A Bullet’ Escaped Punishments

 

SENATE

 

How Will Senate Health Bill Lower Insurance Premiums? Corporate Welfare

 

Republican Healthcare Plan Fails the ‘Jimmy Kimmel Test’

 

Obamacare Debate Is Largely About Welfare For Unhealthy Middle-Class Americans

 

Senate GOP reveals revised health care bill

 

Supreme Court takes on new clash of gay rights, religion

 

Trump's business partner slapped with travel ban

 

Senate GOP health care bill: Whip count so far

 

Get Cancer Now, Before Congress Cuts Your Insurance

 

Cornyn Expects to Move Ahead on Senate Health Bill Wednesday  (Senate Majority Whip US Senator of Texas John Cornyn (R)

 

Senate Republicans reluctant to rush vote on healthcare bill

 

Cornyn: Passing Senate healthcare bill by July 4 ‘optimistic’

 

Why Bernie Sanders needs a lawyer (US Senator of Vermont Bernard Sanders (I-Socialist)

 

Replacing Obamacare is a make-or-break moment for Republicans

 

Sen. Rand Paul says he might vote for 80 percent repeal on Obamacare (US Senator of Kentucky Rand Paul (R)

 

Republican leaders need delicate balance of various factions to gain support for health care bill

 

Sanders tries to sway GOP colleague on Obamacare repeal

 

Ernst polls supporters on Obamacare repeal plan  (US Senator of Iowa Joni Ernst (R)

 

Sasse has 'nothing to announce' on GOP ObamaCare repeal  (US Senator of Nebraska Ben Sasse(R)

 

Senate Leaders Push on Health Bill; Opposition Gains Strength

 

Russia's still targeting US elections, Sen. King warns, and experts say we're not prepared   (US Senator of Maine Angus S King Jr.  (I)

 

New Democratic 'agenda' will 'resonate with the middle class'   (Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-New York)

 

GOP faces key week as senators waver in support for health-care bill

 

The Senate’s three big lies about health care

 

Corker (R-Tennessee) to block future arms sales to Gulf nations 

 

SOCIAL SECURITY

 

Fugitive disability lawyer Eric Conn wanted over $600m Social Security fraud says he's fled the US using fake passport, has spent all of his ill-gotten gains and even has a new job

 

SOUTH KOREA 

 

Korea-US summit will focus on reaffirming alliance: Moon (President Moon Jae-in)

 

IOC Open to Using N.Korean Ski Resort for Winter Olympics

 

N.Korea Sniffs at Offer of Joint Korean Team at Winter Olympics

 

Koreans' Alcohol Consumption Doubles in Past 50 Years

 

US solider accused of rape in Gangnam

 

Victor Cha Tapped as U.S. Ambassador to Seoul

 

Korean police probe sexual harassment scandal against Thai interns

 

Former S. Korean President Park plotted to kill North Korean leader Kim Jong-un – report

 

SPAIN

 

Forest fire forces more than 1,500 from homes and campsites

 

SPORTS

 

Raiders' Carr says tithing tops priority list

 

John McEnroe: If Serena Williams played the men’s circuit, she’d rank ‘like 700’

 

MLB Scoreboard

 

STATES

 

 

Utah wildfire rages across more than 42K acres

 

The Banana Republic of Illinois

 

Fraud in Florida’s drug treatment industry: report

 

Fast-moving fire spreads to 800 acres in Santa Clarita; 14 Freeway closed  (California)

 

 

STATE DEPARTMENT

 

Saudi-Led Demands ‘Difficult’ for Qatar to Meet, Tillerson Says  (US Secretary of State Rex W Tillerson)

 

Tillerson Finds His Role Undercut by the Oval Office

 

 

STEM CELL RESEARCH

 

Texas gives green-light for experimental stem-cell therapies

 

SUPREME COURT 

 

Sotomayor Sees ‘Radical Mistake’ in Letting Churches Compete for Playground Grants

 

Christian Baker Fears Loss of ‘Everything’ Unless Supreme Court Upholds Right Not to Make Cakes for Gay Marriages

 

High court backs church in public benefits case

 

Trump travel ban: Supreme Court reinstates key parts of executive order

 

SCOTUS: Blocking Church Daycare From Grant Money Is ‘Odious to Our Constitution’

 

Justices Thomas, Gorsuch blast court decision to reject gun rights appeal

 

Ginsburg, Kennedy Not Retiring Yet

 

US Supreme Court to rule on Donald Trump's travel ban

 

SYRIA

 

Trump Is Tripping Over Iran and Russia’s Red Lines in Syria

 

It's Time to Break Up Syria

 

TAIWAN

 

Tsai’s approval rating dips to new low  (President Tsai Ing-wen)

 

Taiwanese researchers: Banning paraquat can help reduce suicide rate

 

Destroying the ROC will not be acceptable: Taiwan premier

 

Dog fighting ring raided in Taoyuan

 

New law grants surgery authorization rights to gay partners

 

TECHNOLOGY

 

Amazon Robots Poised to Revamp How Whole Foods Runs Warehouses

 

TERRORISM

 

Islamic State flag on New Hampshire dam raises First Amendment questions in times of terrorism

 

TRADE

 

Could Trump's Protectionism Spark a Trade War?

 

Business, Big Labor debate NAFTA tribunals

 

TRANSPORTATION SECURITY ADMINISTRATION (TSA)

 

TSA agent caught stealing cash from woman’s luggage

 

TREASURY DEPARTMENT

 

Uncle Sam's F-rated bonds

 

 

TURKEY

 

Turkey rejects Arab terms on Qatar, US urges sides to talk

 

Erdoğan rejects Saudi demand to remove Turkish troops  (Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan)

 

Turkey’s youth ministry prepares list of ‘harmful’ digital games, including Guitar Hero, Call of Duty, Pacman

 

Saudi embassy denies reports of Turkey travel warning

 

Why Turkey Chose Qatar

 

Police detain 44 people at Istanbul’s banned LGBT Pride march

 

Turkey in worst period in terms of rights abuses: Human Rights Association head

 

Turkey has sent more than 120 cargo planes of supplies to Qatar: Zeybekci

 

Alleged sexual harassment of six-year-old stirs neighborhood in Turkey’s Diyarbakır

 

 

UNITED KINGDOM (BRITAIN)

 

FTSE 100 breaks 4-day losing streak as oil rallies

 

Theresa May details post-Brexit plans for EU citizens in UK  (British Prime Minister Theresa May)

 

UK: Jihad murderer of Lee Rigby is busy “radicalizing” fellow prison inmates

 

Pro-Israel party forms coalition with May

 

Russian billionaire buys British health food retailer

 

Parliament cyber-attack: Russia is suspected culprit

 

McDonnell: Grenfell victims were 'murdered'  (Labour's Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell says the Grenfell Tower victims were "murdered" by "political decisions taken over decades.")

 

Great Britain suffering 'meltdown of a once-great civilization'

 

NHS: Public 'more dissatisfied than ever' with health service

 

Rioters Clash With London Police After Alleged Death of 25-Year-Old Man in Police Custody (Video)

 

Manchester: Teenage boy charged with rape of eight-year-old girl

 

School ‘banned Pride badge for promoting homosexuality’ (Scotland)

 

HMS Queen Elizabeth: Aircraft carrier takes to the seas

 

Susan Boyle 'targeted by gang of up to 15 yobs'

 

Reports that indyref2 on hold ‘purely speculative’, says SNP

 

David Davis warns Tory leadership contest would be 'catastrophic' for Brexit negotiations

 

London: Palestinian event faces ban over Hamas links

 

Jeremy Corbyn downplays claims of getting rid of Trident instantly

 

Why Finsbury Park and London Bridge Are Not Alike

 

Government 'faces £600m cladding safety bill after Grenfell Tower disaster' as more buildings fail fire tests

 

'We've had them years, now go away and invent your own stuff': Brits slam Trader Joe's for taking credit for their new pastry item 'Puff Dogs' - because they are EXACTLY the same as UK sausage rolls

 

 

UNITED NATIONS

 

Nikki Haley Booed by Pride Parade Attendees in New York City (US United Nations Ambassador Nikki Haley)

 

No one is paying attention to the worst humanitarian crisis since World War II 

 

UNITED STATES

 

Charles Koch: 'Two-tiered society' means a grim future for US

 

WHITE HOUSE

 

Daily Presidential Tracking Poll

 

Anti-Trump Leak Campaign Damaging U.S. and Allied Operations

 

Trump claims Obama 'colluded' on Russia

 

Cillizza: Ivanka Trump 'tries to stay out of politics.' Um, what?

 

Trump calls Supreme Court decision to hear travel ban case a "clear victory"

 

President Trump Has Now Signed 40 Pieces Of Legislation As He Moves To Enact His Agenda

 

White House Will Push U.S. Energy Dominance During 'Energy Week'

 

Trump: ‘Resist’ movement has backfired on Democrats by turning off voters with ‘terrible’ message

 

White House condemns Pakistan terror attacks

 

Trump appoints 19 people to ambassador posts

 

Can Trump Destroy Obama’s Legacy?

 

Report: POTUS Allies Urging White House to Think About Regime Change in Iran

 

Trump spends a 30th day of his term visiting one of his golf courses

 

The American Presidency in Paralysis

 

Kushner adds powerhouse lawyer Abbe Lowell to legal team

 

WORLD STABILITY

 

The World Is Even Less Stable Than It Looks 

 

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