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Thursday, June 29, 2017

 

CELEBRATING 240 YEARS OF LIBERTY AND FREEDOM  

 

 

In Today’s Issue: 

 

ABORTION

 

Cecile Richards: Fund Planned Parenthood If You Want to Stop Abortion

 

Reagan on Abortion

 

Pro-Abortion Republicans Plan Amendment to Strip Defunding Planned Parenthood From Obamacare Repeal


Meeting hints Dems may be open to rethinking abortion orthodoxy

 

She Got Off the Operating Table Right Before the Abortion Began and Walked Out

 

The lies about abortion must stop. Here's what we're doing about that.

 

New Comedy “Choice, The Musical” Celebrates Abortion

 

Ave Maria University students ‘are the pro-life future’

 

Federal judge blocks parts of Indiana's new abortion law

 

Taxpayers Are Funding Animal Tests Exploring Do-It-Yourself “Herbal Abortions”

 

Lena Dunham's latest claim about abortion and human rights is absurd

 

Since the Terrible Planned Parenthood v. Casey Defeat 25 Years Ago the Pro-Life Movement is Winning

 

Ohio Senate votes to criminalize common abortion procedure

 

Court Rules Against Abortion Law Silencing Free Speech of Pro-Lifers Outside Abortion Clinics

 

How Protesting Abortion At Age 10 Made Me The Pro-Choice Advocate I Am Today

 

MSNBC Host Admits “I Don’t have Enough Knowledge” About Planned Parenthood to Report On It

 

Abortion can be hilarious, right?

 

ACLU and Planned Parenthood Get Judge to OK Abortions on Teen Girls Without Parental Consent

 

Taxpayers Are Funding Animal Tests for Homemade Abortions

 

Government Rules Women in Northern Ireland Can Get Free Abortions at Taxpayer Expense

 

Rudd enters row on NHS charging women from Northern Ireland for abortions

 

Woman Tells Politicians: Don’t Abort People Like Me Just Because We Have Down Syndrome  (Ireland)

 

 

AFGHANISTAN

 

Afghanistan conflict: US says troop withdrawal was too quick

 

 

AFRICA

 

Kenya 1st  in Africa to use generic of current AIDS drug

 

AIRLINES

 

Woman gives birth on Spirit Airlines flight, does not incur extra fees

 

ANTARCTIC

 

Antarctic iceberg break is 'imminent'

 

AUSTRALIA

 

ASX up 1.1pc as global mood shifts

 

The Australian dollar just hit a 3-month high

 

Daigou craze to hit ASX

 

 Australia, United States Send Message With Biggest-Ever Military Exercise

 

Cardinal responds to "abhorrent" sex assault charges

 

A 'momentous day' as George Pell now has a case to answer

 

Australian police charge high-ranking Vatican cardinal with sex offenses

 

Surge in renewables to balance future energy equation

 

Australia accused of spying on China: Chinese media

 

 AVIATION

 

How Boeing Works Against Consumer Choice

 

BORDER SECURITY

 

US plans to build 8 border wall prototypes

 

CANADA

 

Loonie briefly rises above 77 cents U.S. as TSX plunges

 

Catholic archdiocese promotes Gay Pride ‘multi-faith’ service

 

Canada: Muslim takes hostage to protest surveillance by RCMP

 

Canada’s Ruthlessly Smart Immigration Policy

 

'You are an animal, an indescribable beast': Family of Derek Saretzky's murder victims have their say in court

 

Andrew Coyne: Trudeau's petulant, tone-deaf performance a remarkable milestone (Canadian Prime Minister Prime Minister Justin Trudeau)

 

B.C. Liberal tactics set up difficult decision for lieutenant-governor

 

Prince Charles lands in Iqaluit to kick off royal tour

 

A man called the Star to say he’d taken a hostage. Here’s what happened next

 

Canada won't redeploy troops to Afghanistan as NATO promises more soldiers

 

Bombardier Transportation says it’s cutting up to 2,200 jobs in Germany

 

 CAPITALISM

 

The Capitalist with Little Faith in Capitalism

 

CARIBBEAN

 

Puerto Rican Governor: Trump to Block Statehood Because of Latino Population is a ‘False Narrative’ (Video)

 

COMMUNIST CHINA 

 

Trump Is China’s Chump

 

 

COMMUNIST NORTH KOREA

 

Russia, China Continue Oil Supplies to N.Korea

 

N. Korea conducts rocket engine test: report

 

Military option for North Korea being prepared for Trump, McMaster says (White House National Security Adviser HR McMaster)

 

North Korea warns US it will keep building nuclear arsenal

 

North Korea’s wake-up call

 

As the world focuses on its nuclear ambitions, North Korea deploys another weapon: Drones

 

North Korea vows to execute impeached former South Korean president

 

 

CONGRESS

 

Trump calls on Congress to crack down on illegal immigration

 

Congress draws up 'Otto's law' to ban most travel by U.S. citizens to North Korea in wake of tragic student's death in Kim's custody

 

COPORATE AMERICA

 

Walgreens scraps Rite Aid merger, will instead buy half its stores

 

Staples bought by private equity firm for $6.9 billion

 

COURTS

 

Muslim who stabbed cop at Michigan airport repeats “Allahu akbar” at bail hearing

 

Obama-appointed judges dismiss Supreme Court ruling, continue blocking Trump’s immigration crackdown

 

Dunkin Donuts sued over claims that ‘steak’ sandwich doesn't contain steak

 

Shkreli Is ‘Strange,’ Lawyer Says, but He’s No Con Man

 

Pastor to face trial in granddaughter's faith healing death

 

Michigan sues Flint after city council doesn't approve water deal

 

Judge sets bail at $6.45 MILLION for married California brain surgeon who faces 165 years in prison 'for sexually abusing children with his nurses'

 

CRIME IN AMERICA

 

Police: Murder Of Transgender Teen Result Of Feuding Transgender Groups

 

Kidnapped teen forced to be sex slave in exchange for food: cops

 

Charges Dropped for Trooper in Sandra Bland Case

 

Busch Gardens worker’s child was fathered by 11-year-old boy: cops

 

Suspects accused of raping woman to teach her a ‘lesson about dating black men’: cops

 

Police: Pregnant woman overdoses, charged with baby assault

 

Video of cop's encounter with man over jaywalking goes viral

 

Arizona motorists watch in disbelief as huge man starts punching another driver - who retaliates by grabbing tire iron and smashing his rear window

 

Mom faces charges after OD forces doctors to deliver baby early: police

 

Miami man, 50, and his foreign exchange student wife, 21, 'lure her 14-year-old sister from Spain so they can sexually abuse her'

 

 

CUSTOMS AND BORDER PROTECTION

 

In Battle Against MS-13, Focus Shifts to Unaccompanied Minors

 

U.S. Border Patrol Agent in California Pleads Guilty to Drug Smuggling

 

 

CYBER ATTACK

 

Cyberattack may not have been meant to get money

 

Who's disrupted by the latest global cyberattack

 

The Petya Cyberattack Is Still Causing Problems Around the World

 

Ukraine Cyberattack Seemed Intended to Paralyze, Not Profit

 

 

DEATH-PENALTY

 

Fla. high court scrutinizes prosecutor over death penalty

 

DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL COMMITTEE (DNC)

  

Debbie Wasserman Schultz challenger: Probe Seth Rich murder (Former Democratic National Committee Chairman US Representative of Florida Debbie Wasserman Schultz)

 

DEMOCRATS (MARXISTS)

 

The Left’s Un-Democratic Seduction of the Democrats

 

De Blasio's feud with the feds puts anti-terror funds at risk (Mayor of New York City Bill de Blasio)

 

 

DEPARTMENT HOMELAND SECURITY

 

Trump Administration Predicts Orderly Travel Ban This Time

 

Sounding alarm on terror threats, DHS says new security demands for flights to U.S. are just a start

 

Trump Travel Ban Will Take Effect Thursday Evening U.S. Time

 

 

DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

 

Will Trump’s DOJ Stand Down While Arpaio Is Tried For Enforcing Law ?

 

US set to seize NYC skyscraper whose owner violated Iran sanctions

 

DOJ: Over Half of Hate Crimes in US Go Unreported

 

 

ECONOMY

 

Tech leads Wall St. lower; banks rise

 

U.S. stocks end sharply lower as tech shares sell off again

 

Tech Spoils Bank Party as Stocks, Dollar Slide: Markets Wrap

 

Nasdaq Composite closed below 50-day moving average first time in 2 1/2 months

 

Why the stock market is spooked by central bankers, Trump agenda delays

 

Gallup: 49 Percent Say Immigrants Help Rather Than Hurt Economy

 

Why the housing shortage could get even worse

 

U.S. first quarter economic growth revised up on jump in consumer spending

 

Equity Rally Extends to Asia as Higher Rates Seen: Markets Wrap

 

Dollar drops to 12-month low against euro

 

Dollar upended by rates reversal, stocks unfazed for now

 

Michael Barone: Democrats and Republicans lack credibility on economic issues

 

EDUCATION

 

Vocational Ed, Reborn (Making high-quality career training central to American schooling.)

 

‘Endemic’ Cheating in Ukraine

 

Smith: The U.S. Is Getting the Educated Immigrants It Needs

 

Concerns About Fund-Raising Effectiveness

 

CUNY's obscene pay hike for its top brass

 

Deep Springs Getting Close to Coeducation (California Supreme Court refuses to hear appeal from alumni trying to block admission of women. Could six years of litigation be nearing an end?)

 

Explosion from apparent gas leak rips apart dorm at Murray State University, official says

 

The Bias That a College Ignores? (Lawsuit charges San Francisco State allowed anti-Jewish discrimination, not intervening when events were disrupted, and that some students feel scared to walk around campus.)

 

Here's why you might want to think twice before going to law school

 

Student-Evaluated Out of Tenure (American University scholar says provost cherry-picked negative student ratings of her teaching to deny her a promotion.)

 

 

ELECTION 2016

 

MSNBC Contributor: Hillary Lost the Election in Part Because Obama is Black (Video)

 

The real reason Obama didn’t take the Russia hacks more seriously

 

Flashback: Obama Mocked the Idea That a US Election Could be Rigged (Video)

 

 

ENERGY

 

Oil tallies 6-session climb to end at a more than two-week high

 

Energy Prices

 

This isn’t the ‘clean coal’ news Trump wanted during White House’s ‘energy week’

 

Atlantic Coast drilling would be bad for business

 

Solar energy revolution hits barrier: Air pollution

 

ENVIRONMENT

 

Endangered Species Act Doesn’t Save Species

 

EUROPE

 

Norwegian Mass Killer Breivik Appeals to European Court of Human Rights

 

ISIS Fighters Returning Home to Europe Complain They Are Having a Hard Time Getting Hired

 

 

EUROPEAN UNION

 

European stocks end lower, as euro rally outweighs gains for banks, miners

 

Hungarian PM: The European Multicultural Experiment ‘Has Utterly Failed’

 

‘Help Us, Help Us’: Swedish Nat’l Police Commissioner Begs as Number of No-Go Zones Rises

 

Why the European Union Is Failing

 

“I’m a Muslim, f*** Swedes!”: Muslims attack Swedish man on crutches

 

The Future of European Security Lies in London and Berlin

 

EU's Antitrust Attack On Google Is Really An Attack On U.S. High-Tech Innovation

 

Italy: Government considers closing ports to boats carrying migrants

 

The EU fires a warning shot at Google and other Internet giants

 

 

EUTHANASIA

 

He Was Considered the “Patron Saint” of Euthanasia. Now He’s Having Second Thoughts

 

 

FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION (FBI) 

 

Berniegate: How Jane Sanders Offers a Window into Liberal Scheming  (The scheme concocted by the Democratic Socialist former Presidential candidate's wife when she was president of Burlington College serves up everything we've come to expect of modern Democrats.)

 

FBI agent charged over deadly rancher shooting's aftermath

 

FBI 'reopening' probe of DoD-funded school with suspected Chinese military ties, rep says

 

A bullet hole, a mystery and an FBI agent's indictment — the messy aftermath of an Oregon standoff

 

 

 

FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION (FCC)

 

Trump plans to nominate Brendan Carr to fill final FCC seat and provide crucial vote to reverse net neutrality rules

 

 

FEDERAL RESERVE

 

Fed gives big U.S. banks a green light for buyback, dividend plans

 

The Fed Is Trying to Avoid a Greenspan-Style Bubble

 

 

FINANCIAL INDUSTRY

 

Big Banks Set to Pay Out Largest Dividends in a Decade

 

FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION (FDA)

 

FDA aims to increase generic drug options

 

FRANCE

 

Paris gets “No-Go Zone” warning app

 

France 'far off course' in efforts to hit deficit targets

 

France to allow assisted reproduction for lesbian couples

 

Air force chief accused of using fighter jet to fly home at weekends

 

Silicon-on-Seine: World's biggest tech incubator opens in Paris

 

GERMANY

 

German court: Sharia police not against law, may patrol streets

 

Berlin McDonald’s branch evacuated after police find ‘explosive device’

 

Angela Merkel lashes out at Washington ahead of G20 (German Chancellor Angela Merkel)

 

At Berlin summit, EU leaders vow to fight Trump on climate change

 

Twenty-seven injured in serious tram crash in north Berlin

 

German audience cheers as US commerce secretary speech is cut off

 

Demand for employees in Germany reaches record high

 

GLOBAL WARMING

 

A state-based response to climate change

 

A million bottles a minute: World's plastic binge 'as dangerous as climate change'

 

Climate change World has 'three years left to stop dangerous warming'

 

GOP

 

With Paul Massey’s withdrawal, the race is now on for mayor of New York

 

Republicans running for governor put in a tough position by health-care cuts

 

Republicans are risking becoming the party of Putin  (Russian President Vladimir V Putin)

 

HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

 

Remember When 93 Million Health Care Plans Could Be Canceled?  (Does the government really know what it's doing as it makes forecasts?  Not if one takes a look at Obamacare.)

 

 

HEALTH CARE

 

Left Sends Death Threats to California Speaker for Dropping Single-Payer Health Care

 

Legionnaire's disease bacteria found at Florida health club

 

HONG KONG

 

10 key political events in Hong Kong since the 1997 Handover

 

Hong Kong Security lockdown as Xi Jinping marks handover anniversary  (Communist Chinese dictator Xi Jinping)

 

Hong Kong’s festive spirit tempered 20 years after Handover from Britain to China

 

Hong Kong Versus Singapore: Which City Is Best for Expats?

 

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

 

House passes Kate’s Law, as part of illegal immigrant crackdown

 

Susan Rice agrees to testify before House intelligence panel

 

Mad Maxine: Waters Says 700 BILLION Americans Will Lose Healthcare If Obamacare Repealed  (US Representative of California Maxine Waters (D)

 

House Russia probe eyes longtime Trump bodyguard Keith Schiller

 

Schiff Clams Up About Blocking Witness Testimony In Russia Probe   (US Representative of California Adam Schiff (D)

 

Muslim Brotherhood-linked Rep. Keith Ellison blames Trump for violence by Bernie supporter (US Representative of Minnesota Keith Ellison (D)

 

Republicans leave transgender policy in place for now

 

Schiff: If Trump doesn't act on Russia it could be dereliction of duty  (US Representative of California Adam Schiff (D)

 

Pelosi holds on to leadership post, but Democrats searching for successor (House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-California)

 

Where’s Jimmy Gomez? California congressman-elect still hasn’t been sworn in.

 

House passes medical malpractice bill

 

House panel approves $696.5B defense policy bill

 

IMMIGRATION

 

Illegal Immigrant May Get $190,000 Because SF Police Helped to Deport Him

 

California's attorney general joins the fight against President Trump's sanctuary city order


IMMIGRATION AND CUSTOMS ENFORCEMENT (ICE)

 

ICE Director Supports Allowing Victims of Criminal Aliens to Sue Sanctuary City Officials

 

ICE chief makes impassioned plea for Kate’s Law, crack down on sanctuary cities

 

INDIA

 

Hindu Mob Seizes Christian Man And Orders Him To Worship Hindu Gods, He Refuses And They Brutally Beat Him

 

India’s Largest Container Port Hit by Global Cyber Attack

 

Modi returned India after USA visit (Prime Minister Narendra Modi)

 

US relationships with India-Pakistan stand on their own merits and terms: US official

 

Indo-China border tension intensifies; both deploy 3,000 troops

 

 C-17 jet to help boost India's airlift needs: Pentagon

 

As India’s Muslims are lynched, Modi keeps silent

 

Narendra Modi warns cow vigilantes, says killing people in the name of gau bhakti not acceptable

 

China’s PLA warns India: Learn lessons from 1962 defeat, stop clamouring for war

 

INTERNET 

 

Without Title II, is the Internet the new 'Wild West'?

 

IRAN

 

Iranian media reports ISIS leader Baghdadi 'definitely dead'

 

Iran poster at Lebanon/Israel border: “We are coming”

 

Should Anyone Care about the Iranian Missile Strikes?

 

IRAQ

 

Iraq declares end of caliphate after capture of historic Mosul

 

Shrinking "Islamic State" loses its symbolic birthplace

 

ISIS grows more desperate as Mosul defeat looms

 

'No greater love': How American rescued Iraqi girl from ISIS

 

ISLAM

 

Muslims' strategy for conquest: Deception

 

ISRAEL

 

Israeli-“Palestinian” Arab Conflict Briefing     (Thursday, June 29, 2017)

 

PA libel: Israel uses drugs in war against Palestinians

 

Amid ‘crisis of faith’ over Western Wall prayer, AIPAC leaders meet Netanyahu (Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu)

 

Palestinians hold funeral for Hebron man shot in the head and killed during Israeli raid

 

Poll says most Israelis against Western Wall decision, conversion bill

 

Hamas Prisoners Lose Privileges to Gaza Negotiations on Israeli Hostages

 

Olmert to go free on Sunday as prosecution forgoes parole appeal (Former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert)

 

Illegal Arab outpost built next to train bridge in Jerusalem

 

Jewish activist couple marries surreptitiously on Temple Mount

 

2,000 Jews Pray at Joseph’s Tomb Overnight Thursday

 

UN condemns fighting in buffer zone between Syria and Israel

 

Israeli forces detain father of slain Palestinian during army raids in West Bank (Judea and Samaria)

 

Danon slams PA for legitimizing terror groups at UN event

 

Cyber Attack on Several Israeli Hospitals Thwarted

 

Israel freezes visits to Hamas prisoners amid talks over troops’ remains

 

Oakland bakery glorifies terrorist who murdered Israeli Jews

 

US lawmakers urge Tillerson to help Palestinian going on trial in Israel (US Secretary of State Rex W Tillerson)

 

Ohio 12th  State to Introduce Anti-BDS Resolution

 

Israel apologizes after Turkish journalists ‘humiliated’ by guards

 

Video: Mob of Jewish extremists beat Palestinians in Jerusalem

 

Soldiers must learn how to deal with Jewish rioters

 

Haifa U Researchers Find Genetic Mutation that Encourages Longevity in Men

 

Lesbian spouses to be recognized as parents from birth

 

Rapprochement Between Egypt and Hamas

 

PLO to UN: 'Hamas and PFLP are not terrorist organizations'

 

Hamas says Israel has suspended family visits for Gaza prisoners tied to the group

 

'Israel can't afford rupture with Diaspora over Western Wall

 

JAPAN

 

Japan Disabled passenger forced by airline to crawl up stairs to board plane

 

LIBERALISM

 

The alarming indifference of liberals

 

MARIJUANA

 

‘Amsterdam on Steroids’ — Legal Weed Arrives in Las Vegas

 

MEDIA 

 

Scaramucci calls Russia story 'nonsense,' warns media 'integrity' at risk after CNN retraction

 

NBC’s Chuck Todd Defends CNN — Calls Trump Admin’s War on the Press ‘a War on the Truth

 

Palin’s defamation case against the New York Times is pretty strong, says . . . the Washington Post?

 

Wolf Blitzer: ‘Potentially Very Dangerous’ for Trump to Call the Media an Enemy of the People

 

CNN Had A Terrible Month -- Here's Everything That's Gone Wrong

 

Newt Gingrich: CNN Should Bring in Independent Counsel to Investigate Fake News Scandal

 

CNN boss in crosshairs if AT&T-Time Warner merger approved

 

Fake News CNN: Trump’s Words Are ‘Physically Endangering Reporters’ (Video)

 

As legislative battle over health care heats up, conservative media interest wanes

 

 Ann Coulter cuts into 'zealotry' of 'late Trump convert' Hannity

 

CNN is mocked and accused of turning Elmo into a 'propaganda puppet' after the beloved Sesame Street character is featured in a panel on Trump's travel ban

 

MEDICAID

 

Let’s Stop Pretending Medicaid Saves Lives

 

Trump says Dems lied on Medicaid cuts. Not quite.

 

Why the fear-mongering on Medicaid is totally overblown

 

Texas Medicaid cuts leave special needs kids without therapy

 

MEXICO

 

Mexico Opposition Officials Reportedly Targeted by Government Spying

 

MIDDLE EAST

 

Worst Cholera Outbreak in Yemen With 200,000 Cases

 

There’s No Space for Qatar to Save Face (As the crisis in the Gulf heats up, the impossible demands made by the Saudis and Emiratis virtually ensure that things will get ugly.)

 

Deposed Saudi Prince Is Said to Be Confined to Palace

 

Qatar denies being hacked by Russia, accuses Gulf countries of cyberattack

 

MILITARY

 

US defence chief rebukes Putin for 'mischief' (Secretary of Defense James Mattis /Russian President Vladimir V Putin)

 

Pentagon: Russia Very Much a Threat to the United States

 

Seven Days, a Gun, and a Prayer: The Pentagon’s Plan to Pacify Raqqa

 

Pentagon plan to defeat ISIS looks very much like Obama’s approach

 

Pentagon updates N. Korea options

 

Study: Basing soldiers in Europe, South Korea would be cheaper than rotations

 

Exclusive: Witness aircraft carrier during major combat training in VR

 

Pentagon, Trump at odds on climate change

 

A New Afghanistan Strategy Must Avoid Perpetual War

 

2 US soldiers injured in highway crash in southern Germany

 

Black Jack combat brigade takes over on the Korean Peninsula

 

'I shot UBL and I have to pay for private healthcare': Navy SEAL who shot Bin Laden slams Sarah Huckabee for praising the VA and claims he had his wallet STOLEN by its staff while he was getting hospital scan at 'depressing dump'

 

 

MINIMUM WAGE

 

Forget the $15 minimum wage. Here’s what a sensible compromise would look like.

 

 

MUSIC INDUSTRY

 

Gary DeCarlo Dies: 'Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye' Singer Was 75

 

NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR THE ARTS (NEA)

 

NEA Funds Climate-Change Plays, Workshops on ‘Food Justice’

 

NORTH ATLANTIC TREATY ORGANIZATION (NATO)

 

NATO agrees Afghanistan troop boost but no combat role

 

NATO pledges to up defense spending after Trump pressure

 

 

PAKISTAN

 

A 128-degree day set stage for a brutal month of water and power shortages in Pakistan

 

Pakistan slams Indo-US joint statement as being 'singularly unhelpful'

 

After six days Nawaz Sharif announced compensation for Parachinar victims  (Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif)

 

 

PARETING

 

Pediatricians, Experts Issue Hysterical Warnings Against Summertime Play

 

PHILIPPINES

 

Philippine Muslims fear fighting may deepen communal discord

 

Do not worry about civilian deaths, Duterte tells troops fighting militants  (President Rodrigo Duterte)

 

POLITICS

 

Keep Elmo Out of My Politics

 

POPULISM

 

Of Brexit, Trump, and Upheaval (Two mainstream British journalists grapple with populism on both sides of the Atlantic.)

 

POVERTY

 

Urban America's Underclass: More Money Won't Solve the Problems

 

RADIO

 

Rush: Media Want to Destroy Trump

 

RELIGION IN AMERICA

 

How Vacation Bible School Drove Millennials Away From Church

 

Arkansas Ten Commandments monument destroyed less than 24 hours after erected

 

Mormon church now allows female employees to wear trousers

 

RUSSIA

 

Trump to Meet Putin at G-20 Summit for First Time as Leaders  (Russian President Vladimir V Putin)

 

Chinese President Xi Jinping coming to Moscow for special meeting with Putin

 

US report claims Russia is convinced US wants Kremlin regime change

 

Russia to declassify the death of Kursk submarine

 

Putin hails growing ties between Russia and Germany

 

SAME-SEX UNIONS

 

Pew: Gay marriage gains favor of younger white evangelicals

 

SCIENCE

 

Ageing: Maximum human lifespan could far exceed 115 years, new research finds

 

Air pollution exposure may hasten death, even at levels deemed 'safe,' study says

 

SECRET SERVICE

 

Secret Service agent who won't 'take a bullet' for Trump still getting paid

 

SENATE

 

US Sen. Kamala Harris, Dems, Abuse Offices for Witch-Hunt of Investigative Journalists (US Senator of California Kamala Harris (D)

 

Will McConnell Produce On Promise To Lower Health Care Costs?  (Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Kentucky)

 

Portman and McConnell clash over health bill (US Senator of Ohio Rob Portman (R)

 

Hatch Trolls PETA’s Bacon Tweet Without Saying a Single Word (US Senator of Utah Orrin Hatch (R)

 

Analysis: With GOP Bill in Jeopardy and Obamacare Failing, Get Ready For the Single-Payer Push

 

What happens if the health care bill doesn't pass?

 

$45 billion added to health care bill for opioid treatment

 

GOP infighting erupts over healthcare bill

 

Senate Republicans ask FBI for Russia probe warrants

 

How the push for a Senate health-care vote fell apart amid GOP tensions

 

As Last Resort on Health Bill, G.O.P. May Try Bipartisanship

 

Schumer uses Senate rule to scuttle meeting on ‘unmasking’ by Obama officials (Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-New York)

 

Schumer to Trump: 'Let's turn over a new leaf' on healthcare

 

The Misery of Mitch McConnell

 

Report: McConnell Could Turn to Democrats to Salvage Healthcare Bill

 

12% Approval? Is The Senate Health Bill Really That Unpopular?

 

Senate committee moves to speed up yearslong VA appeals process

 

Obamacare Had Big Impact in Kentucky. Its Senators Hate It.

 

Polls: Majority disapprove of Senate health care bill

 

Is Mitch McConnell trying to tank Trumpcare?

 

Tougher Russia sanctions bill facing another setback

 

Mom who shared son's hospital bill speaks out on GOP health bill

 

Republicans, step away from the brink

 

McConnell wants revised health care bill by Friday; holdouts contemplate Plan B

 

Healthcare bill really could become 'Trumpcare' with centrists in play

 

Senate GOP leaders aim for revised health bill by Friday

 

Democratic senator says they have "commitment" to get Comey memos

 

Senate Intel asks 21 states to publicize election hacking

 

 

SOCIAL MEDIA

 

Pregnant woman fatally shoots boyfriend in YouTube prank gone wrong

 

SOUTH AMERICA

 

Woman Attacks Pregnant Mom and Cuts Her Unborn Baby Out of Her Womb (Brazil)

 

Brazil President in trouble as top senator quits and says government 'discredited'

 

Car rams Brazilian president's gate

 

SOUTH KOREA 

 

Moon Embarks U.S. Trip (President Moon Jae-in)

 

Why Google Wants to Help Law Enforcement Access Personal Data on the Internet

 

Moon calls for US Congress' support in resolving N. Korea issue

 

Moon suggests ‘action for action’ in engaging NK

 

'Peace will spur US investment in N. Korea'  (President Moon Jae-in said Thursday that he hopes South Korea and the United States will become "strategic economic partners" to pioneer the global market by combining their strengths.)

 

Korean police officer dressed as woman catches 20 drug criminals

 

Here’s Trump’s Chance to Recommit to the Vital Alliance With South Korea

 

In Upcoming Summit, an Opportunity for US, South Korea to Forge Economic Partnership

 

Trump, Moon to Talk North Korea Strategy

 

SPORTS

 

Dave Semenko, who served as Wayne Gretzky's bodyguard, dies at 59

 

Report: Ex-Bills RB suspended at least one year

 

Portis considered murder after financial ruin

 

Triangle Offense, Blueprint of 11 N.B.A. Titles, Dies

 

Adviser who defrauded Tim Duncan gets 4 years

 

‘I’m not going to let you go’: MLB umpire saves woman trying to jump off bridge in Pittsburgh

 

MLB Scoreboard

 

STATES

 

New York governor declares state of emergency for NYC subway system

 

California Recall Over Gas Tax Hike Gains Traction

 

Multiple tornadoes touch down throughout Iowa

 

NY lawmakers secretly hand out your money for their own pet causes — again

 

Here's the latest on Southern California's four largest wildfires

 

Workers' freedom scores a small victory in Washington state

 

STATE DEPARTMENT

 

Tillerson blows up at top White House aide (US Secretary of State Rex W Tillerson frustrated by negative press coverage and delays in appointing staff, unleashed his anger in front of Reince Priebus, Jared Kushner and others.)

 

 

SUICIDES

 

Families blame "13 Reasons Why" for girls' suicides

 

SUPREME COURT 

 

How the Supreme Court is restoring religious liberty in America

 

SYRIA

 

Kelly McParland: Nothing less than hard power will remove a brutal dictator like Bashar Assad

 

Syrian Opposition Website: Assad Visited New Long-Range Missile Facility Near Baniyas (Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad)

 

Russia quietly begins building third military base in Syria

 

Syria, Russia accuse US of plotting 'provocation'

 

In Syria, Trump's Red Line May Be Holding

 

 

TAIWAN

 

Taiwan Activist Urges Crackdown Against Floating Sweatshops

 

First Taiwanese satellite to be launched Aug. 25

 

Penghu jellyfish influx caused by winds

 

Majority backs infrastructure plan: poll

 

 

TECHNOLOGY

 

SpaceX Vet’s Startup Readies Small Rockets for Takeoff

 

TERRORISM

 

Freeing Us From ISIS and Sharia

 

TRADE

 

The U.S. Needs To Step Up To Fight Abuse Of International Antitrust 

 

TRANSPORTATION SECURITY ADMINISTRATION (TSA)

 

Owner of giant viral lobster is pissed at TSA

 

TURKEY

 

Turkey a nexus of US incompetence

 

Gov’t to extend waiting time for ships crossing through Turkish straits in bid to make revenue

 

Turkish dictator 'removes mask' in seizure of 50 churches

 

Russian tourist arrivals into Turkey skyrocket by 1.384 percent in May

 

Russia, Turkey 'agree' on S-400 missile system delivery, loan still to be resolved

 

More than 24,000 drug convicts in jail, harsher penalties given: Turkish Justice Minister

 

Turkey rejects claims of troop withdrawal from Cyprus

 

Turkey, Qatari defense ministers to meet amid Gulf crisis

 

Greece, Greek Cyprus dreaming: Turkish FM

 

Turkey to retaliate against YPG fire from Syria: Deputy PM Kurtulmuş

 

Defense minister meets German counterpart amid tension

 

Turkish parliament to hold session on failed coup attempt

 

 

UNITED KINGDOM (BRITAIN)

 

FTSE 100 ends with losses as pound extends gains

 

British PM wins major test in parliament over government plan

 

Former UK Intel Official Says 23,000 Jihadists Living in Britain Is Probably 'the Tip of the Iceberg'

 

Britain says Fox bid for Sky risks giving Murdoch too much power

 

The Court-Ordered Killing of Charlie Gard


Sharia Northern Ireland: Three men arrested for “anti-Islamic material”

 

UK: Muslim plotted jihad massacre with meat cleaver inscribed “kafir”

 

UK imam accused of recruiting jihadis to fight for the Islamic State

 

Public sector pay: Confusion after No 10 backtracks on end to pay cap

 

UK may not leave EU says Brexit secretary Michael Russell

 

PM to seek backing for Queen's Speech  (British Prime Minister Theresa May)

 

David Mundell faces fresh calls to resign over £1bn DUP deal

 

Baby found dead in mom’s arms inside charred high-rise

 

£3.5bn warship ‘using Windows XP system at centre of NHS hack’

 

Grenfell Tower inquiry to be led by retired judge Sir Martin Moore-Bick

 

Tory austerity policy in chaos as Number 10 does 'U-turn on a U-turn' over public sector pay cap

 

London terror hero: 'I wasn't backing down'

 

Policing: Stop and search is not used fairly, most young BAME people believe

 

 Suicide and self-harm in prisons hit worst ever levels

 

 Oxford and Cambridge 'need to improve access for disadvantaged students'

 

Hillsborough disaster Six people, including David Duckenfield, charged

 

Rise in poorer students dropping out

 

Brexit EU children may have to apply to stay in UK, leaked analysis says

 

Scots economy in 'precarious' position

 

NHS Staff taking more sick days than ever

 

Sheikh steps in to buy village chapel

 

Brexit ID card plans for EU nationals will be flashpoint in talks, says MEP

 

William, Harry and Kate to attend service at Princess Diana's grave

 

 Mum opened nappy to find son circumcised

 

Ex-police commander charged in 1989 UK stadium disaster

 

 

UNITED NATIONS

 

Under US pressure, UN agrees on deep cuts to peacekeeping

 

Haley touts cuts to UN peacekeeping funds (US United Nations Ambassador Nikki Haley)

 

Nikki Haley stuns Democrats by saying she has not discussed Russia's election meddling with Trump

 

UNITED STATES

 

Chicago places 'Real Fake' sculpture in front of Trump Tower

 

United States of drug addiction: Alaska spends the most to get their fix, cocaine is a national favorite, and graduates are the most likely to try sex work to fund their habit, report reveals

 

VATICAN

 

The Communist Cardinals of Pope Francis

 

VENEZUELA 

 

Stop Totalitarianism in Venezuela

 

Brazen Protest or Staged Stunt? Attack Baffles Venezuelans

 

Venezuelan authorities hunt pilot after chopper attack on court

 

 

WHITE HOUSE

 

Daily Presidential Tracking Poll

 

Trump attacks 'Psycho' Joe Scarborough, 'Crazy' Mika Brzezinski in Twitter tear

 

Trump cheers wins at $10 million fundraiser

 

Atlantic’s Jeffrey Goldberg: I Worry Trump’s Rhetoric Will Cause Violence Against Reporters

 

Kushner-Ivanka Trump lawyer still fighting Trump over sanctuary cities

 

Parents Of Children Killed By Illegal Immigrants Tell Lawmakers 'Blood' Is On Their Hands If They Don't Act

 

Trump's legal team approached former Mueller chief of staff to join (Justice Department special counsel former FBI Director Robert Mueller)

 

Trump's misfired tweet about Amazon sales taxes

 

Some Republicans worried Trump will do more harm than good in selling health care bill

 

How Do Americans Feel About Trump? Here Are All The Latest Polls.

 

Will Trump Pursue Blocpolitik?

 

Establishment Intransigence Toward Trump

 

With latest jabs, Trump-Obama relationship reaches historic nastiness

 

Awkward talks ahead as Trump seeks pressure on North Korea from South’s dovish president

 

White House says pressure on North Korea has only begun

 

Liberal plot to remove Trump are backfiring

 

Trump stages $10 million fundraiser at a Trump hotel

 

$35,000 a plate: Donald Trump starts fundraising for 2020 re-election

 

Officials: We can't convince Trump that Russia remains a threat

 

The President Wants to Keep Us in the Dark

 

Polls say what about Trump? Don't you believe it!

 

Trump may be right about the White House being bugged

 

Pence: Trump will repeal Obama's health law by summer's end (Vice-President Mike Pence)

 

Reporters find fame after combative White House press briefings

 

Trump tweet highlights complex relationship with Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos

 

Trump promises 'big surprise' on healthcare as Republicans seek quick turnaround on Senate bill

 

Trump has new nickname for the 'Washington Post' 

 

 

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