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Friday, June 30, 2017

 

CELEBRATING 240 YEARS OF LIBERTY AND FREEDOM  

 

 

In Today’s Issue:  

 

ABORTION

 

Seven Planned Parenthood Abortion Facilities Permanently Close Today

 

Collins and Murkowski Peddle Myths about Planned Parenthood

 

Pro-Life Democrats Meet With Party Chair Tom Perez. He Tells Them, “Sorry, We’re Pro-Abortion

 

Injunction issued against Indiana abortion law targeting minors

 

Ben Shapiro Condemns Women Who Celebrate Their Abortions: They’re “Heroes” to Liberals

 

The one issue that could imperil the Senate health care plan: abortion rights

 

The Pro-Life Movement is Winning the Battle to End Abortion, Here’s Why

 

Ohio Senate votes to ban method of abortion

 

Queen's Speech clears Commons after abortion funding pledge  (United Kingdom)

 

Northern Ireland women to get free abortions in England

 

Prime Minister Theresa May faces series of rebellions after climbdown over abortion (British Prime Minister Theresa May)

 

Simone Veil: French Auschwitz survivor who legalised abortion dies aged 89

 

AFGHANISTAN

 

I Was U.S. Ambassador to Afghanistan. The Military Can't Fix This Mess Alone.

 

 

AFRICA

 

As South Sudan's civil war rages, cholera takes deadly toll

 

AIRLINES

 

Tarmac tantrum! Foul-mouthed couple are filmed launching into a tirade and hammering on the cockpit door when they're told they can't get off the plane first

 
AIRPORTS

 

Civil rights lawyers return to LAX as the new version of Trump's travel ban takes effect

 
ASIA

 

Vietnamese blogger jailed for 10 years for 'defaming' regime

 

 

ASSISTED SUICIDE

 

Doctor: Insurance Wouldn’t Pay for My Patients’ Treatments, But Would Cover Assisted Suicide

 
AUSTRALIA

 

ASX falls 1.7pc on Friday but finishes week in the black

 

Aussie dollar continues to climb

 

Hedge funds pile into $A options

 

'A poor state': What Melbourne's population boom is hiding 

 

BALKANS

 

Tensions Rising in Balkans as Hopes for EU Future Fade

 

 

BANKRUPTCIES

 

Chicago Facing Bankruptcy but Spends Taxpayer Money to Place ‘Real Fake’ Statue in Front of Trump Tower

 

BUREAU OF ALCOHOL, TOBACCO, FIREARMS AND EXPLOSIVES (ATF)

 

Trump's 'feds' now in Chicago to fight gun violence 'epidemic'

 

CANADA

  

TSX falls again but loonie strengthens

 

Gender-neutral O Canada not law yet, but sing it anyway, Ottawa MP says

 

Sears Canada common shares to be delisted from TSX

 

Canada commits to fight against Isis in Iraq for another two years

 

Justin Trudeau visits 'reoccupation' teepee on Parliament Hill (Canadian Prime Minister Prime Minister Justin Trudeau)

 

Toronto airport ad 'insulting' to cows removed

 

BoC sees broad business recovery, sets stage for rate hike

 

Lawyers across Canada on stand-by to monitor Trump’s travel ban

 

Jury at Andrew Loku inquest recommends giving Tasers to all front-line cops

 

Giant rubber duck makes a splash in Toronto

 

B.C. NDP to form government, ending 16 years of Liberal rule

 

I was white until I came to Canada: Paradkar

 

RCMP’s Bob Paulson sounds alarm on organized crime

 

Conrad Black: How the rise of Canada is in some ways greater than even America’s

 

Ontario gets it right with move to higher minimum wage

 

 

CAPITOL HILL

 

Poll: How are we feeling about Washington? Try 'alarmed' and 'uneasy'

 

 

CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL AND PREVENTION (CDC)

 

Oregon infant's illness prompts warning about placenta pills

 

COMMUNIST CHINA 

 

China has built new military facilities on South China Sea islands: think tank

 

China strongly protests US arms sales to Taiwan

 

China Manufacturing Rose in June Amid Global Upturn

 

 Trump administration blacklists Chinese bank as the White House ramps up pressure on North Korea's nuclear missile ambitions

 

US risks angering China with dual move over North Korea and Taiwan

 

 

CONGRESS

 

The False Premise Behind G.O.P. Tax Cuts

 

CONGRESSIONAL BUDGET OFFICE (CBO)

 

CBO: Treasury to Run Out of Cash in Next 3 Months, Leading to Default or Delay of Payments

 

GOP Bill Would Slash Medicaid Over Next Two Decades, CBO Finds

 

CBO projects lower Medicaid spending in new analysis

 

New CBO analysis turns spotlight to long-term Medicaid slowdown that GOP sought to bury in bill

 

COURTS

 

More court challenges expected for Trump's new travel ban

 

Amnesty Lawyer: Texas Lawsuit Will Kill DACA

 

Court: Magistrates excused from performing same-sex ceremonies

 

Judge grants bond to ex-government worker accused of selling secrets to China

 

Judge blocks California’s high-capacity magazine ban

 

Mastermind of lottery fraud admits he rigged jackpots

 

Court: No immediate release for "Making a Murderer" subject

 

What a difference a month makes! Conrad Hilton dons a suit and is on best behavior as he's arraigned for grand theft auto and violating his ex-girlfriend's restraining order

 

Alleged "killer nurse" indicted in deaths of two more babies

 

Hawaii files court challenge on Trump travel ban criteria

 

Seattle sued for 'political-enrichment tax'

 

Transgender woman convicted in slayings of women who worked as prostitutes

 

Indiana mother sentenced to 130 years for smothering kids

 

RadioShack creditors' lawsuit says Sprint killed 6,000 jobs

 

Judicial Crisis Network launches six-figure ad campaign for Trump nominee to appeals court

 

CRIME IN AMERICA

 

Multiple Injuries Reported In Shooting At Bronx Lebanon Hospital

 

Suspect live-streams shootout with SWAT: Cops

 

Mother Jailed for Assault After Drug Overdose Caused Her to Deliver Baby Two Months Premature

 

Teen shot dead in suspected road rage incident

 

Police: Man tried to lure kids to car with fidget spinners

 

Boston cop suspended for posting offensive video

 

Police Shootout Update: Officer not expected to survive; the other expected to recover (San Antonio, Texas)

 

Georgia man kept North Carolina teen with Asperger's prisoner and forced her to stay 'gaunt' after meeting her in an eating disorder chat room

 

Cops: Mom tried to torch car with son, 11, bound inside

 

Homicide suspect filmed himself during running gun battle that wounded LAPD officer

 

Pregnant woman runs down alleged purse thief, police say

 

Retired Marine killed while trying to stop robbery, family says

 

CYBER ATTACK

 

Fears of hackers targeting US hospitals, medical devices for cyber attacks

 

 

DEATH-PENALTY

 

Federal Court Says Ohio Can Use Drug Mixture for Death Penalty After 3.5 Years Without Execution

 

 

DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE

 

Our 1st  patriots: Practitioners of Christian statecraft

 

DEMOCRACY

 

The Problem With Participatory Democracy Is the Participants

 

DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL COMMITTEE (DNC)

 

The biggest scandal you've never heard of (Is former Democratic National Committee Chairman US Representative of Florida Debbie Wasserman Schultz)

 

DEMOCRATS (MARXISTS)

 

De Blasio now says City will cover $2 million of his legal bills  (Mayor of New York City Bill de Blasio)

 

The Democrats’ problem is not the economy, stupid

 

GOP operative tried to get Clinton emails from hackers, claimed ties to Flynn

 

Philadelphia Democrat to Plead Guilty on Federal Bribery Charges

 

California Democrats Focus on Virtue-Signaling

 

DEPARTMENT HOMELAND SECURITY

 

DHS chief says members of Congress ‘threaten’ him over immigration enforcement

 

Travel ban 2.0: Spouses, yes. In-laws and grandparents, no.

 

DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

 

Eric Holder Sends Out Ominous Midnight Tweet to ‘Career FBI/DOJ Employees’ (Former US Attorney General Eric H Holder Jr)

 

Sessions hopes Russia probe ends sooner than later  (US Attorney General Jeff Sessions)

 

Senior Justice Department lawyer double dips with Mueller’s Russia investigation  (Justice Department special counsel former FBI Director Robert Mueller)

 

Justice Department drops Redskins name fight

 

ECONOMY

 

Wall St. ends bumpy week, strong 1st  half with modest gain

 

Stocks end mostly higher to book best half-year gains in years

 

Industrials Push Rebound in U.S. Stocks; Oil Gains: Markets Wrap

 

Nasdaq books best first six months of a year since 2009

 

San Francisco is paying people $10 a month to save money

 

Gold prices end the session lower, but tally a gain for the first half of the year

 

Asia Stocks Follow U.S. Drop as Dollar, Bonds Fall: Markets Wrap

 

Dollar sulky on hawkish central banks, Asia stocks join global slump

 

1 in 10 Americans say they will die in debt

 

EDUCATION

 

NJ: Muslim mayor demands resignation of Board of Ed member for “Islamophobic” remark

 

Training the Community College Leader

 

Parents sue schools over collusion with 'Hamas front' (Parents suing San Diego schools over an “anti-Islamophobia” campaign have revised their complaint to focus on the radical Islamic origin of the group that initiated the program.)

 

College vs. the Great Recession

 

Teacher’s alleged affair with student probed after teen attempts suicide

 

Leap of Faith  (Deciding to unionize alongside part-timers could have backfired on Notre Dame de Namur’s tenured and tenure-track faculty members. Here’s how it didn’t.)

 

Homeschoolers Don’t Need Federal Help

 

Scientists Who Have Had Enough

 

Elite prep school students at St. Paul's School in Concord, NH accused of 'Senior Salute' sexual conquest game

 

EGYPT

 

Egypt airport says screening for cholera from Sudan outbreak

 

ELECTION 2016

 

Did Illegals Voting Give Hillary the Edge?

 

ENERGY

 

Oil trims year-to-date loss as U.S. oil-rig count marks first fall in 24 weeks

 

Energy Prices

 

Trump promises new petroleum pipeline to Mexico: ‘It’ll go right under the wall’

 

Big Ethanol is fooling no one in E15 and RFS fights

 

Trump Is Taking Steps to Help the Nuclear Power Industry. Here’s What Can Be Done.

 

Mystery Solved of What Happened to Oil from Deepwater Horizon Spill

 

Trump’s Action on Energy Empowers Local Leaders, Lays Groundwork for Prosperity  

 

ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA)

 

Scientist says EPA staff pressured her to change testimony

 

EUROPE

 

Fmr. Lithuanian Defense Minister: Ukraine is ‘Frontline’ Defending Western Democracies From Kremlin

 

 

EUROPEAN UNION

 

European stocks close in the red; Germany’s DAX hobbled by Bayer

 

Eurozone inflation falls for second month in a row

 

European Union Loots Google

 

EU “rattled” by Trump’s visit to “anti-migrant” Poland

 

The E.U. has gotten much more popular. What happened?

 

Ireland says dozen City firms and banks to set up in Dublin over Brexit

 

Keeping a Promise to the Polish People

 

EUTHANASIA

 

Netherlands Considers Euthanasia For Healthy People, Doctors Say Things Are ‘Getting Out Of Hand’

 

FANNIE MAE AND FREDDIE MAC

 

Fannie Mae Should Rethink Its Plans to Expand Role in Housing Finance Sector

 

FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION (FBI) 

 

Acting FBI boss McCabe referred to Justice watchdog for new investigation over potential conflicts

 

Sheriff backs claims of FBI-lawbreaking in Oregon standoff

 

FOREST SERVICE

 

Largest firefighting plane sitting unused in Arizona Goodwin fire over US Forest Service delay

 

FRANCE

 

Marine Le Pen charged over EU parliament funding scandal

 

Conservative French Mayor Pushes for Pork on School Lunch Menus to Promote Secularism

 

New high-speed train lines from Paris to Bordeaux and Rennes set to open

 

Paris residents kept awake by mosque loudspeakers

 

Paris No-Go Zones where Muslim migrants terrorize women threaten its 2024 Olympics bid

 

Man tries to drive car into crowd in front of French mosque, police say

 

Macron's thoughts 'too complex' for press  (French President Emmanuel Macron)

 

GERMANY

 

Angela Merkel votes against gay marriage  (German Chancellor Angela Merkel)

 

Next Stop Constitutional Court? (On Friday, German parliament passed a law paving the way for same-sex “marriage.)

 

Champagne corks pop in Berlin, as activists celebrate gay marriage victory

 

Germany legalizes same-sex marriage

 

After 11 years of building, half of all doors now work, Berlin Airport announces

 

Deutsche Bank Refuses Democrats' Request for Reports on Trump

 

Berlin firefighters work to tackle flooding after 'heaviest rain in a century'

 

Germany set for snap gay marriage vote

 

Germany imposes €50 million fines on social media firms that don't delete hate speech

 

GLOBAL WARMING

 

More Fake News from the Climate Change Warriors

 

America's south to be 'hammered' by climate change: Study reveals the economic impact on counties (and the north could actually benefit)

 

As Climate Changes, Southern States Will Suffer More

 

Four years to save the Earth: 2020 is the deadline to avert climate catastrophe, experts claim in chilling commentary

 

GOP

 

Illinois GOP leader resigns amid budget crisis

 

GROUP OF TWENTY FINANCE MINISTERS AND CENTRAL BANK GOVERNORS (G-20)

 

Leaders of S. Korea, US, Japan to hold meeting at G20

 

HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

 

The ‘Dubious’ Claim That Obamacare Saved Zero Lives

 

Obamacare linked to "extraordinary reduction" in deadly heart condition

 

Obamacare Is Killing People

 

HEALTH CARE

 

GOP Gov. John Kasich (R) faces health care clash at home in Ohio

 

The faces of health care’s uncertain future

 

24-hour shifts for new doctors raise safety concerns

 

HOLLYWOOD

 

Not One of ‘Hollywood’s Most Powerful’ People Use Fox as Primary News Source

 

 

HOLOCAUST

 

Thieves exhume Holocaust victims from Crimean killing trench

 

HONG KONG

 

'Vicious cycle': Could Beijing's heavy hand push Hong Kong protests too far?

 

As ‘one country’ celebrates, ‘two systems’ are under threat

 

HK democracy cannot be ignored - Patten

 

Hong Kong handover protesters released

 

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

 

House Passes Two Immigration Bills Ahead of July 4 Recess

 

Amash Only Republican to Vote Against Kate’s Law

 

H.R. 60 would allow illegal aliens to serve in the military

 

Radical Feminists Troll Rep. McClintock (R-California), Then Claim Victimhood

 

House leaders threaten subpoena over Comey tapes  (Former FBI Director James Comey)

 

Ryan: The ‘Sanctuary City’ San Francisco Was ‘Not a Sanctuary at All’ for Kate Steinle (Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-Wisconsin)

 

House panel votes to end war authorization

 

Jackson Lee (D-Texas) Calls on Trump to Resign After Tweets Attacking ‘Morning Joe’

 

House panel clears defense policy bill, but squeeze may be coming

 

House passes bills to crack down on ‘sanctuary cities’ and deported criminals who return to U.S.

 

Two California Democrats join with House Republicans to vote for 'Kate's Law'

 

IMMIGRATION

 

Refugee organizations raising money on Trump travel ban


IMMIGRATION AND CUSTOMS ENFORCEMENT (ICE)

 

ICE Director: ‘We Do Not Conduct Sweeps’ Or ‘Raids’

 

INDIA

 

What to do about China? Time to play the India card

 

Party’s over: India brings millions of businesses into the tax net

 

Mr. Modi Goes to the Rose Garden (Prime Minister Narendra Modi)

 

India of 2017 different from India of 1962: Jaitley responds to China threat

 

Pakistan unable to deal with PM Modi-led India: Pakistani Daily

 

New Indian envoy for China could be delayed

 

India arrest over rape of French national

 

Another lynching in Jharkhand: Rape, murder accused beaten to death in Dumka

 

India takes a leap towards 'one nation one tax'

 

Government cuts interest rates on savings schemes, NSC, PPF by 10 bps

 

India's Answer to GPS Runs Into Serious Technical Failures

 

IRAN

 

Is Reza Pahlavi the Only Hope to Overthrow the Mullahs?

 

Iranian poster on Israel border: 'We are coming'

 

Iranian city soars to 129 degrees, may have tied modern times’ world temperature record

 

IRAQ

 

Robert Fisk: The destruction of Mosul's mosque is another example of 'culturcide'

 

Isis torture, child rape and cannibalism described by Yazidi MP

 

 

ISRAEL

 

Israeli-“Palestinian” Arab Conflict Briefing     (Friday, June 30, 2017)

 

What was Netanyahu thinking cancelling the Kotel deal?    (Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu)

 

Germany okays deal to sell nuke-capable submarines to Israel

 

IDF strikes Syrian army post (Israel Defense Forces)

 

Israeli plane hits Syrian army after shell lands in Golan

 

Israeli forces injure Palestinian with rubber bullet during march in Kafr Qaddum

 

Acid leak threatens plants, wildlife in Judean Desert 

 

Has the religious minority taken over Israel?

 

Survey Shows Majority of Israelis Object to Considering Diaspora Jews’ Views in Legislation

 

Gazan married to Israeli-Arab woman jumps fence back into enclave

 

UN secretary-general says ending Israeli occupation is the 'only way' to achieve peace

 

The day Israel gave its blessing to egalitarian prayer at Western Wall

 

Congress Adding $705 Million Aid to Israel Thumbing Nose at Obama Limits

 

PA to again allow Gazan patients to be treated in Israeli hospitals

 

Report: PA to resume medical referrals for Gaza patients to leave territory

 

Reform leader: This is our ‘moment to be smart, strategic about money we give to Israel’

 

Palestinian man living in Israel crosses border fence into Gaza

 

Futuristic tech dramatically illuminates the City of David’s past 

 

LEBANON

 

Suicide bombers attack Lebanese army during raids

 

MARRIAGE

 

Sorry: Welcoming intermarriage isn't going to save the Jews

 

MEDIA

 

Unhinged – Chris Matthews Suggests President Trump Murder Jared Kushner (Video)

 

‘Morning Joe’ hosts question Trump’s mental state, say he lied in tweets

 

CNN Producer: Americans Are “Stupid as Shit”

 

CNN Caught Editing Out Eyewitness Testimony of Election Vote Fraud

 

Is CNN Planning False Flags To Blame Trump?

 

NYT Issues Big Correction To Story Claiming 17 Intel Agencies 'Agree' On Russia

 

Joe Scarborough, Trump trade accusations about National Enquirer story

 

This Is What CNN Focused On For 13 Hours Straight

 

ABC pays settlement to meat company for its phony, completely dishonest ‘pink slime’ story

 

Joe and Mika delay vacation plans to respond to Trump on air

 

Greta Van Susteren tweets she's 'out' at MSNBC

 

The Media's Unhealthy Trump-Russia Obsession ... By The Numbers

 

New York Times Staff to Organize Protest Over Proposed Layoffs

 

CNN Boss Jeff Zucker Flees Like a Coward When Confronted by James O’Keefe (Video)

 

The Post’s take on Trump’s tweet

 

'Fake news' CNN has 17 million bogus Twitter followers

 

James O’Keefe Confronts WaPo Writer Over False Reporting (Video)

 

MEDICAID

 

California’s Medicaid-Spending Crisis

 

MIDDLE EAST

 

Arab Journalists: Trump's Speech In Saudi Arabia Was Damaging To U.S. Allies In The Region; The Arab World Should Be Open To Russia

 

UK banks stop trading Qatari riyals as diplomatic crisis mounts

 

Swedish, Dutch FMs worried about cholera in Yemen

 

Blockade is ‘bloodless declaration of war’: Qatari minister

 

MILITARY

 

Judge lets rare charge proceed in Bergdahl case

 

Trump urged to revoke Obama's transgender mandates for Armed Forces

 

Lawsuit: Mass. denies 'welcome home' bonuses to 'bad paper' veterans

 

Liberation of Mosul 'days' away: Pentagon

 

1st Marine Aircraft Wing on Okinawa gets new commander as Sanborn heads to Germany

 

NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION (NASA)

 

NASA: Uh, No, We're Not Running A Child Slave Colony On Mars

 

The terrifying simulation that reveals what happens when an asteroid hits Earth's atmosphere at 45,000 miles per hour

 

NATIONAL PARKS SERVICE

 

Christian geologist drops lawsuit after Park Service backs down

 

NORTH ATLANTIC TREATY ORGANIZATION (NATO)

 

'Nations are stepping up' to aid Resolute Support mission, Mattis says   (Secretary of Defense James Mattis)

 

NUTRITION

 

Calories - not exercise - are the key to changing your body, says celebrity personal trainer for Rooney Mara and Amanda Seyfried

 

PAKISTAN

 

Exclusive: CIA contractor who shot two Pakistani robbers then feared death at the hands of mob breaks silence to tell of real-life Homeland plot which became diplomatic crisis

 

Families of Parachinar twin bomb blasts rejected compensation package by Nawaz Sharif  (Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif)

 

Nuclear-weapons state to expand its nuclear capabilities would renew an arms race: Maleeha Lodhi

 

Pakistan pivots to China amid fresh concerns over U.S. ties with India

 

Pakistan strongly protested over Indian unprovoked firing at LoC

 

PHILIPPINES

 

 Muslim Terrorists Take Women And Force Them Into Sex Slavery, They Take Five Christians And Behead Them, They Slaughter Another Twelve People

 

 

PRISONS

 

Is L.A.'s new juvenile jail really worth $48 million? Yes. Here's why

 

 

RELIGION IN AMERICA

 

Peter Berger Dies: Theologian Fought 'God Is Dead' Movement

 

 

RESTAURANT INDUSTRY

 

Famed DC restaurateur, 74, chokes to death while dining at a steakhouse

 

 

RUSSIA

 

I thought nothing in Russia could shock me. Then I went to a television broadcast

 

At Least 2 Dead in Biggest Storm to Hit Moscow in 90 Years

 

Russian-Chinese drills at Baltic Sea inject novelty into military cooperation — ambassador

 

U.S., Britain urge Russia to bring Nemtsov murder perpetrators to justice

 

The Hacker Hunters Chasing Russian Shadows  

 

Kissinger, Mattis lay bridges for Trump-Putin talks

 

Kremlin comments on Kissinger's role in arranging Putin-Trump meeting

 

Putin extends sanctions against EU to protect Russia's national interests (Russian President Vladimir V Putin)

 

Russia’s upgraded radar adapted for operating in Arctic

 

Lavrov: Trump-Putin Meeting Will Bring 'Clarity' on U.S.-Russia Relations  (Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov)

 

Trump to Meet With Putin on Sidelines of G-20 Gathering (Russian President Vladimir V Putin)

 

Russia wages war of words with Britain over navy pride

 

SAME-SEX UNIONS

 

 Bishop under fire for denying funerals for people in same-sex ‘marriages’ refuses to back down

 

Colorado baker: Death threats and hate for refusing to make gay wedding cake

 

SCIENCE

 

Nicotine-based pesticides do harm bees, major study concludes

 

SECOND AMENDMENT

 

Provocative NRA video could incite violence, critics say

 

SENATE

 

Trumpcare Is Like Obamacare, but Even Worse

 

GOP Senator Proposes Transferring Sanctuary Cities’ Federal Funds to Border Wall Budget

 

Senate GOP Leaders Aim for New Health Plan in Two Weeks

 

Ted Cruz’s Health-Care Solution  (US Senator of Texas Ted Cruz (R)

 

Senate leaders consider Cruz option to avoid Obamacare insurer requirements  (US Senator of Texas Ted Cruz (R)

 

Grassley Hits Acting FBI Director McCabe on ‘Potential Conflicts of Interest’ (US Senator of Iowa Charles Grassley (R)

 

GOP scrambles to win centrist votes on ObamaCare repeal

 

Health care state of play: The last lunch, and no agreement

 

Senate passes deal to advance Russia sanctions bill

 

GOP may keep some Obama tax increases to save health bill

 

GOP leaders prepared to make big boost to healthcare innovation fund

 

Republicans May Forgo Tax Cut to Save Health Bill

 

Conservatives seek changes to Senate healthcare bill

 

GOP reworking health bill, trying to appease centrists, conservatives

 

GOP appears unlikely to have a revised healthcare bill by Friday

 

 Sen. Susan Collins on Trump's 'face lift' tweet: 'I was dismayed and disappointed'  (US Senator of Maine Susan M. Collins (R)

 

$45 billion added to health care bill for opioid treatment

 

Rand Paul says splitting up health care bill could improve chances of Obamacare repeal  (US Senator of Kentucky Rand Paul (R)

 

SOCIALIZED MEDICINE

 

The True Meaning of Socialized Medicine

 

SOCIAL MEDIA

 

Twitter devising a tool to flag 'fake news': Report

 

‘Nothing like almost shooting someone’: Deputy fired for social media fail

 

SOUTH KOREA 

 

Moon Says Talks with N.Korea Depend on Nuclear Freeze  (President Moon Jae-in)

 

Trump accepts invitation to visit South Korea this year

 

South Korean president visits Marine museum to honor Americans who saved his parents 

 

Koreans' average marriage age rises: report

 

Japanese Encephalitis Warning Issued

 

IOC Chief Optimistic About Joint-Korean Olympic Team

 

Trump says new trade deal is in works

 

S. Korea to offer North treaty for denuclearisation: minister

 

SOUTHERN POVERTY LAW CENTER

 

The Freedom Center Beats the Southern Poverty Law Center

 

 

SPORTS

 

This Girl Wanted To Play On A Boys Basketball Team. So She Sued. Then The Catholic Church Got Involved.

 

What Britt McHenry’s Drop From ESPN Teaches Us About Ourselves

 

Why the CFL’s humiliating expansion to the U.S. was actually a force for good

 

25-pound weight loss turned $160M bust into All-Star

 

Knick accused of choking woman says she launched attack on his ‘private parts’

 

Brett Favre has pondered return to NFL as coach or GM ... eventually

 

Venus involved in accident that led to man's death

 

Why do they even play the game?

 

Lance Armstrong's drug of choice, EPO, 'doesn't work', scientists claim

 

MLB Scoreboard 

 

STATES

 

 

Plane crashes on California freeway, injures two

 

Illinois Could Blow Deadline After House Adjourns Without Budget  

 

Controversial Foundation Head Brings Failed California Ballot Measure to Ohio  (A controversial AIDS activist is financing an Ohio ballot initiative that would cap drugs prices for the state at rates obtained by the Department of Veterans Affairs, a measure critics say could limit access to pharmaceuticals and raise costs.)

 

Inside Illinois' $15 billion financial nightmare

 

Why Illinois may be the most messed up state in the U.S.

 

Some return to Arizona homes as fires sweep West

 

Will Cuomo live up to his "state of emergency" talk?  (Governor of New York Andrew M Cuomo (D)

 

Ohio official: Don't send medics for third overdose

 

New York lawmakers produce a Very Special Ugly

 

State officials refuse to turn over voter roll data to Trump election panel

 

Trump’s voter-fraud commission wants to know voting history, party ID and address of every voter in U.S.

 

California's top elections officer to Trump's voting fraud panel: No

 

Overloaded car in New Hampshire prompts police warning

 

Sinkhole swallows car in St Louis

 

Hogs on road cause Texas rush-hour chaos

 

STATE DEPARTMENT

 

Travel ban takes effect after State Department defines ‘close family’

 

STEM CELL RESEARCH

 

Despite Massive Hype and Billions of Dollars Embryonic Stem Cells Still Haven’t Cured a Single Patient

 

SUICIDES

 

Investigation underway after boy kills himself at Florida gun range

 

Poorer sleep may increase suicidal thoughts

 

SUPREME COURT 

 

Janus and Worker Freedom  (A lawsuit pending at the Supreme Court could free all public employees from being forced to pay union dues.)

 

DC tries to read the tea leaves on whether Kennedy will retire from Supreme Court

 

SYRIA

 

UN cites 'notable trend' of people returning home to Syria

 

U.S. vows foreign ISIS fighters in Raqqa will "die in Raqqa"

 

U.S.-backed forces cut off last road to Raqqa 

 

TAIWAN

 

U.S. approves 1st  arms sale to Taiwan under Trump

 

Government hails US arms sale

 

‘Outraged’ China calls for US to revoke weapons sale

 

Nearly a thousand seniors committed suicide last year

 

More than 80% of stores near schools do not follow labor rules: student poll

 

TECHNOLOGY

 

Tech Giants Team Up With Government To Censor Alternative News

 

Sexual harassment scandal shakes insular, influential venture capital world

 

Elon Musk reveals his 'Godot' boring machine has completed its first tunnel under LA - before bizarre stream of tweets about how much loves floors

 

11-year-old invents device to prevent hot car deaths

 

TERRORISM

 

Support for Jihadists coming to the Heartland?

 

THAILAND

 

Thai island horror: 7 tourists killed, body eaten by lizards

 

TRADE

 

Trump Undecided on Steel Tariffs as Trade-War Worries Mount

 

Presidents Moon and Trump can fix the US-Korea trade agreement

 

TURKEY

 

Erdogan, Trump talk amid dispute over arms to Kurd fighters  (Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan)

 

Turkey, US in intense talks over YPG split

 

Turkey bans energy drink sales for under-18s

 

Istanbul court bans mother from sharing her children’s pictures on social media in divorce case

 

BBC World correspondent deported from Turkey

 

Germany welcomes Erdoğan, foreign rallies not allowed

 

Turkey, EU to hold political dialogue meeting in July

 

8 PKK, PYD militants preparing for ‘sensational attack’ caught in Turkey’s Gaziantep

 

Divorce rates in Turkey up by 82 percent in last 10 years

 

Over 8.5 million Turks received psychological treatment in 2016

 

87 soldiers hospitalized at barracks after suffering from vomiting, nausea in Turkey’s Marmaris

 

Turkey’s gross external debt stock reaches $412.4 billion

 

UBER

 

Woman sues Uber, says driver sexually assaulted her

 

 

UNITED KINGDOM (BRITAIN)

 

FTSE 100 ends lower, courtesy of meager GDP growth and pound strength

 

Baby Charlie Denied Life by British Health System, EU Courts

 

A Hospital Will Kill This Boy Today Even Though His Parents Want Him to Live

 

UK man jailed after hitting Muslim teen with bacon

 

A Socialized Medicine Death Sentence

 

A baby is condemned to death by socialized medicine

 

Against parents’ wishes, terminally ill infant will be allowed to die

 

Russia mocks HMS Queen Elizabeth as 'large convenient target' as it warns British warship to 'keep its distance'

 

Jeremy Corbyn sacks three frontbenchers after single market vote

 

Scottish Government set to lift 1% public sector pay cap

 

Labour Jeremy Corbyn sacks three frontbenchers after single market vote

 

Man left with life threatening injuries after acid attack says he believes assault was racially motivated

 

Council issues brief apology for its slow response to Grenfell Tower tragedy

 

Woman in terror arrest at Heathrow

 

Voters say there was ‘intimidation’ during indyref campaign  (Scotland)

 

Grenfell Tower Judge orders council to allow media into meeting

 

Banks consider changing security codes on debit and credit cards every hour to foil online fraudsters 

 

Blood supply company concedes worker status of couriers to NHS

 

Tower cladding 'changed to cheaper type'

 

Police relax monitoring of sex offenders to focus on high-risk criminals

 

Man charged with tower fire 'fraud'

 

Rupert Murdoch Sky takeover bid likely to be referred to competition watchdog

 

Young offenders institution 'not safe'  

 

UNITED NATIONS

 

US accuses UN of failing to address Iran’s ‘repeated’ flouting of nuclear deal (US United Nations Ambassador Nikki Haley)

 

UN Creates New “Terror” Agency, Russian Agent in Charge

 

United Nations Hosts Two-Day Anti-Israel Palestinian Forum at its Headquarters

 

UN body says Sarin used in Syria attack

 

UNITED STATES

 

Why We Should Reconsider Robert E. Lee’s Place In American Nostalgia

 

America is hacking away at its own democratic limb

 

30,000 bees swarm ledge high atop Times Square

 

VATICAN

 

Breaking: Pope removes conservative Vatican doctrine chief

 

The Pitfalls Of Debating The Pope’s Liberal Politics

 

Sex-Offense Charges for Cardinal Reveals Blind Spot for Pope

 

VENEZUELA 

 

Venezuela's top prosecutor charges ex-national guard chief with human rights violations  

 

WHITE HOUSE

 

Daily Presidential Tracking Poll

 

Trump: Repeal Obamacare now and replace later

 

Trump’s Monthly Approval Edges Up in June

 

Kellyanne Conway on Trump: 'I didn't say I endorsed his attacks'

 

Watch: President Trump Gives Joint Statements with President Moon (President Moon Jae-in)

 

Trump threatens to sue CNN, according to GOP fundraiser audio

 

Good Trump: Trump Finally Suggests That Republicans Ought To REPEAL Obamacare, Replace It Later

 

4 Goals for Trump’s European Trip Next Week

 

Trump's sexist insults are about the culture, not just the man


Trump opens talks with South Korean president at dinner: Trade, North Korea top menu

 

Back by Donald's side: Melania Trump returns to the White House to greet the president of South Korea after defending her husband over his astonishing 'bleeding from a facelift' tweet about Mika

 

7 things Sarah Huckabee Sanders got totally wrong in her defense of Trump's tweets

 

Trump bashes CNN in the middle of energy policy speech as he compares 'fake news' network to 1970s myths about oil and gas shortages

 

Trump names former FEC member to voter fraud probe

 

Pence to Replace His Chief of Staff (Vice-President Mike Pence)

 

Trump clearly won’t change. Here’s what the rest of us can do.

 

Trump to spend July 4 weekend at NJ golf club

 

At one Trump golf resort, fake Time magazine covers are taken off the wall

 

I’ve Overestimated Donald Trump

 

'Undignified. Unpresidential': Jeb Bush, Paul Ryan and series of top Republicans turn on Trump over his slurs against Mika and Joe

 

‘It is really not normal’: Both sides condemn Trump for vulgar tweet about Mika Brzezinski

 

Who Likes Trump’s Tweets and Why

 

Trump’s still sitting in the sweet spot of American politics

 

Preet Bharara: Problem with Trump isn't ideology, it's his 'lack of decency'

 

There Trump goes again

 

Sarah Huckabee Sanders says Trump has never ‘promoted or encouraged violence.’ She is very wrong.

 

How likely is it that 'Kate's Law' will land on Trump's desk?

 

Melania Trump defends husband Donald over astonishing attack on US television presenter Mika Brzezinski

 

White House Confirms Trump Will Meet Putin at G-20 Summit

 

What Needs to Happen at the Trump/Moon Jae-In Meeting (President Moon Jae-in)

 

WHITE SUPREMACY

 

The Myth of “a System of White Supremacy”

 

 

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