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Tuesday, July 11, 2017

 

CELEBRATING 241 YEARS OF LIBERTY AND FREEDOM  

 

 

In Today’s Issue: 

 

ABORTION

 

Wisconsin Abortions Continue to Decline as More Babies Saved From Abortion

 

Abortion chasm persists in religion, politics, Pew finds

 

Lena Dunham Sells Her Wardrobe From “Girls” to Raise Money for Planned Parenthood

 

Texas triggers plan to ‘open the floodgates’ for states to defund Planned Parenthood

 

Planned Parenthood’s HQ Abortion Clinic Injures Its Seventh Woman This Year in a Botched Abortion

 

In Arkansas, Women Now Need Permission From Men To Get Abortions

 

Abortion chain CEO thinks women ‘need abortion.’ She couldn’t be more wrong

 

Irony: Pro-Abortion Sen. Elizabeth Warren: “Fight for Millions of Babies Who Can’t Speak For Themselves”

 

Get the facts straight — there is no federal funding of abortions

 

UK Will Spend Over £1 Billion Promoting Abortion Worldwide

 

AFGHANISTAN

 

The Afghan War Is Not Lost

 

Trump Aides Turned to Businessmen for Afghan War Advice

 

AFRICA

 

(Exclusive) Libyan Army Spokesman: Obama, Clinton 'Abandoned the Libyan People to the Terrorists'

 

Video: Muslim Aid Workers Force Starving Africans to Convert to Islam Before Giving them Food

 

North Korea’s surprising, lucrative relationship with Africa

 

 

ANTI-DEFAMATION LEAGUE (ADL)

 

The ADL Betrays its Cause

 

 

ANTI-SEMITISM

 

Soros ‘distressed’ by ‘anti-Semitic’ Hungary campaign

 

Soros Is No Dreyfus  (Soros, who has dabbled in anti-Semitism his entire life, now attempts to play the anti-Semitism card.)

 

ASIA

 

Asia's Financial Crisis Still Has 5 Things to Teach Us Now

 

AUSTRALIA

 

BHP hits high while ASX ends flat

 

The Australian dollar is ambling along

 

Reports of Great Barrier Reef's demise greatly exaggerated, claim locals

 

Record debt locks RBA in to low rates

 

Tesla's Australian Battery Fix Comes at 'Big Price,' Analyst Says

 

Cars to cost $5000 more under 'carbon tax', industry claims

 

Judge seeks answers on possible Afghanistan war crimes

 

Public school students fall behind as price not right

 

AUTO INDUSTRY

 

Electric Carmaker Faraday Future Halts Work on Nevada Plant

 
BALKANS

 

Obama’s Ninth Year in Office in Bosnia and Herzegovina

 

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

 

ATF: Explosion outside Air Force base was domestic terrorism or horrible prank

 

CANADA

 

Toronto markets edge lower amid gold losses

 

Bishops condemn Canada’s radical transgender bill: ‘cannot be endorsed by Catholics’

 

Khadr’s Compensation: 71% of Canadians say government made wrong call by settling out of court

 

Can the Speer family collect any of Khadr's settlement money?

 

Canadians say Trudeau got it wrong on Omar Khadr settlement  (Canadian Prime Minister Prime Minister Justin Trudeau)

 

Bank of Canada drives up loonie, but oil can still knock it down

 

Ex-Gitmo detainee says 'Canada has set the bar' with Omar Khadr payout

 

As wildfire raged, B.C ranchers raced to drag 300 cattle from barn before it collapsed

 

Trudeau government unveils reproductive health projects

 

Cosh: The political fallout from Omar Khadr's payout could surprise us

 

Air Canada flight nearly lands on crowded taxiway at San Francisco International Airport

 

Toronto's million-dollar condo sales are booming because even the rich have to downsize

 

'Where's Taylor, Will?' asks victim's mother after former Dalhousie medical student sentenced in killing

 

Bank of Canada expected to raise its key rate for first time in nearly 7 years

 

 Woman devastated by twin sister's death in crash

 

CARIBBEAN

 

Bailout for Puerto Rico power authority could be a bad deal for other creditors

 

CHRISTIANITY

 

'Bloodiest Ramadan in recent history' (Christian ministry cites 'carnage' of 1,620 victims.)

 

COMMUNIST CHINA 

 

China’s Intelligence Networks in United States Include 25,000 Spies

 

China: Don't hold us responsible for N. Korea

 

China’s not even close to replacing America as the world’s leader

 

The $68 Billion Reason Why China May Start Adding Cash Again

 

COMMUNIST NORTH KOREA

 

N.Korea Still Has Plenty of Cash to Buy Goods from China

 

Russian oil imports surge in N. Korea

 

Seoul, Washington Mull Secondary Boycott of N.Korea

 

As N. Korea celebrates ICBM test, new doubts over what it proved

 

CNN’s Fareed Zakaria: ‘North Korea a Smart, Rational, Calculating Government’

 

Mileposts on the road to a North Korean missile

 

CONGRESS

 

Democrats’ record blockade of Trump imperils national security, congressional recess

 

Over 100 arrested in anti-Trumpcare protests

 

80 arrested on Capitol Hill after health care protests

 

Congress Is Facing a Time Crunch to Repeal Obamacare

 

The Lone Corner of Congress Where Bipartisanship Lives

 

CONGRESSIONAL BUDGET OFFICE (CBO)

 

Notoriously inaccurate  (The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) projected that 21 million people would be enrolled in the Obamacare insurance exchanges by 2016, back when the bill was voted on in 2010. The actual number turned out to be about 10 million -- the projection being off by more than 100 percent.)

 

COPORATE AMERICA

 

True Value Weighs Sale, Could Fetch About $800 Million

 

COURTS

 

Newlywed convicted of hiring hitman who killed husband

 

'I never could have imagined he was a monster': Doctor who admitted to having a 'Sleeping Beauty fetish' is jailed for 50 years for drugging and raping patients

 

Ohio: Muslim pleads guilty to aiding jihad terrorists and paying to have judge murdered

 

Minnesota cop who was acquitted in the fatal shooting of Philando Castile during routine traffic stop will receive cash payout of $48,000 as he leaves the police department

 

Another court confirms constitutional right to record cops

 

Chicago cop, 2 ex-cops enter pleas in Laquan McDonald case

 

Johnny Depp may have spent $2 million per month but judge says it doesn't matter

 

Goal of nation's first opioid court: Keep users alive

 

 

CRIME IN AMERICA

 

Woman sets boyfriend on fire, outs flames with urine: Cops

 

Person of interest named in disappearance of 4 Pa. men

 

Shock: Child Caught Walking Around Chicago’s South Side With Gun (Video)

 

John Wiley Price Says “No” To Fallen Officer’s Day (Dallas, Texas)

 

Man bleeds on dance floor from pummeling due to Trump hat

 

Woman says cop responding to burglary alarm shot her dogs

 

4 young men vanish in Pennsylvania

 

Cops: Clergyman pulled gun in apparent road rage incident

 

 

DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL COMMITTEE (DNC)

 

DNC Chair Tom Perez can’t seem to say who the ‘voice’ or ‘face’ of the Democratic Party is

 

Crowd chants 'Justice for Seth Rich!' outside DNC (Dems peer through windows, laugh at questions about slain staffer: 'You guys are pathetic.)

 

DEMOCRATS (MARXISTS)

 

NY cop 'died a patriot,' mayor says at funeral  (Mayor of New York City Bill de Blasio)

 

Hillary Clinton Finds New Job as a T-Shirt Saleswoman

 

 

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

 

18 States Sue Betsy DeVos Over Delayed Regulation Enforcement. Why the Delay Is a Good Thing.  (Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos)

 

It's Betsy DeVos' job to protect students from predatory for-profit colleges. She should do it

 

DEPARTMENT HOMELAND SECURITY

 

‘Laptop Ban’ on Airplanes Expands but Wisely Gives Airlines a Way Out

 

DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

 

Medical marijuana patients need an antidote for Jeff Sessions (US Attorney General Jeff Sessions)

 

 

ECONOMY

 

Wall Street ends near flat; politics drive stocks

 

U.S. Stocks Rebound From Trump Shock, Oil Rises: Markets Wrap

 

Nasdaq extends win streak as stocks digest latest political drama

 

Treasury yields turn lower after return of geopolitical concerns

 

Asian shares edge up as investors await Yellen testimony (Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen)

 

Stocks Grind Higher on Low Volumes; Kiwi Declines: Markets Wrap

 

Gold books gain for second straight session

 

Yes, Tax Reform Should Boost Economy — But It Should Also Restore Faith In The System

 

Will Bitcoin Tear Itself Apart?

 

Dollar retreats after release of Trump Jr. emails

 

Wall St. Could Lose Billions if U.S. Ends Forced Arbitration

 

Bitcoin rival, ethereum, has lost $17.5 billion in market value in 4 weeks

 

EDUCATION

 

Baltimore teacher sex case: Spanish instructor left during daytime hours to record sex act with student

 

Shapiro To Speak At UC Berkeley, Challenges Administration: Don't Hide Behind Antifa

 

Here’s Why So Many Republicans View America’s Colleges And Universities Negatively

 

North Carolina’s Legislature Seeks to Protect Free Speech on Campus

 

Deep Partisan Divide on Higher Education

 

Is Teacher Burnout Contagious?

 

Documenting Harassment in Astronomy

 

California Democrats Target Conservative College Students

 

OpenStax Launches Learning Platform

 

Islamic State e-book released to home-school ‘lone wolves’

 

Social Media Storm  (Former leader of Claremont Colleges’ resource center for LGBTQ students believes he was fired for his Twitter comments on white people and the police.)

 

Ethnic profiling is no way to choose a principal

 

Podcasts for the Recent College Grad

 

City Hall’s rush to put bad teachers back in the classroom (New York City)

 

L.A. school board salaries more than double to $125,000 a year

 

EGYPT

 

Identity erasure: Threat to Copts in Egypt

 

ELECTION 2016

 

Had Hillary Clinton Won the Election...

 

Report: Trump Jr. Was Told in Email About Russian Government’s Efforts to Aid His Father’s Candidacy

 

 

ELECTION 2020

 

Rock the vote! Campaign committee has formally filed to draft Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson for president in 2020

 

ENERGY

 

Oil up over 1% on lower U.S. output forecast, Libya, Nigeria production-cap talk

 

Energy Prices

 

Why the Greens hate nuclear power

 

Saudi CEO warns of global oil shortage that US shale can't fix

 

ENVIRONMENT

 

 Understanding Thoreau

 

ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA)

 

U.S. EPA chief says to treat diesel emissions cheating 'very aggressively'

 

In the End, There Is Truth  (The Obama EPA’s negligence poisoned hundreds of miles of the Animas and San Juan Rivers in 2015. The Trump EPA can end the cover-up.)

 

EUROPE

 

Hackers turn Ukraine's governmental website into porn page

 

UN: Measles Has Killed 35 Children in Europe

 

Can Kurt Volker Solve the Ukraine Crisis?

 

Sweden: Muslima infiltrates church to spy on, report converts to Christianity

 

 

EUROPEAN UNION

 

European stocks end lower as traders wait for Yellen  (Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen)

 

European Court: Islamic Face Veil Ban is Legal

 

Italy's Migrant Crisis Is Europe's Problem

 

FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION (FAA)

 

FAA facility evacuation grounds planes at D.C. airports

 

FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION (FBI) 

 

FBI Ratchets Up Investigation Into Bernie Sanders' Wife

 

Comey’s Leaker Comes Out of Hiding: ‘No Memos Given to Me Were Marked Classified’  (Former FBI Director James Comey)

 

Federal government cancels decade-long plan to replace crumbling FBI headquarters

 

Bernie Sanders’s wife pushed for a loan that crippled a Vermont college. A federal probe is gathering steam.

 

US soldier accused of trying to give ISIS classified documents, drone

 

Official: FBI arrests Hawaii-based soldier on terror charges

 

Mystery Solved: Now We Know Why Comey Did Nothing About Hillary  (Former FBI Director James Comey)

 

Gun background check totals drop as market adjusts to Trump

 

FEDERAL RESERVE

 

Jamie Dimon says QE unwind could catch investors by surprise

 

Trump Will Nominate Quarles as Fed's Top Wall Street Regulator

 

 

FINANCIAL WINDFALL

 

What to do with a sudden financial windfall

 

FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION (FDA)

 

Notable Decrease in IVC Filter Usage After FDA Advisory

 

FRANCE

 

Macron, President Of France, Says: ‘African Women Are Having Too Many Children.’ (French President Emmanuel Macron)

 

France vows to make €4.5 billion savings without hitting services or raising taxes

 

Typical French jobseeker paid €1,000 a month in unemployment benefits

 

 

GAMBLING

 

Everything must go! Trump's Taj Mahal in Atlantic City is stripped as buyers scramble to snap up a bargain with lamps starting at just $15 and poker chairs for $39 before its $375m redevelopment... and not even the MOLD can put them off 

 

 

GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION (GSA)

 

Trump admin considering ban on popular Russian software

 

GERMANY

 

Siemens Says It Was Pawn in Scheme to Evade Sanctions (The German company said a Russian partner rerouted two power plant turbines and broke a de facto blockade of electricity to the annexed territory Crimea.)

 

Police release photos of suspects behind two more Berlin U-Bahn attacks

 

 

GLOBAL WARMING

 

Gov. Brown and Democratic leaders offer plan to extend cap and trade, with aim for approval this week (Governor of California Jerry Brown (D)

 

United States going it alone on climate change: What it means

 

Just 100 companies 'responsible for 71% of greenhouse gas emissions'

 

 

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

Trump, the G-20 and the End of American Superiority

 

GREECE

 

Questions linger after "selfless" American killed in Greece

 

Greek island where American tourist was killed known for debauchery, violence

 

HEALTH CARE

 

These Parkinson's patients are battling their disease by rock climbing

 

No, America Doesn’t Have The Highest Maternal Mortality Rate In The Developed World

 

More patients are recording their doctor visits

 

Don’t Leave Health Care to a Free Market  (I care for patients brought to me unconscious several times a day. In a truly free-market health care system, they might have died.)

 

 

HOLLYWOOD

 

Nelsan Ellis died from complications of alcohol withdrawal, his family says

 

 

HOLOCAUST

 

A hologram of a Holocaust survivor will answer any question you have about the genocide

 

US rabbis defend US lawmaker for Auschwitz video 

 

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

 

House panel unveils spending bill to ensure funding for Northeast tunnel project

 

Rep. Ron Estes: Americans want results, not resistance

 

Schiff: Trump Jr. may have been first to know about Russian election interference  (US Representative of California Adam Schiff (D)

 

IMMIGRATION

 

Trump cancels Obama’s special immigration program for foreign entrepreneurs

 

 

INDIA

 

What Brought India and Israel Together

 

India holds naval exercises with US, Japan

 

US, India and Japan begin naval exercises, as China looks on

 

Border standoff: Why Bhutan will not ditch India

 

Amarnath: On June 25, intelligence input had warned of possible strike

 

Jammu and Kashmir: Muslims attack Hindus on pilgrimage, murdering seven

 

Army chief in Kashmir to review security situation

 

Amarnath Yatra attack: J-K police claim LeT responsible, Kashmir unites against terror

 

INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICES (IRS)

 

Man faces federal charges after giving IRS finger

 

INTERNET 

 

Can We Make the Internet of Things Secure?

 

Microsoft Plans To Give Rural Americans Internet Using TV Signal

 

 

IRAN

 

Secret Details of Trump-Putin Syria Cease-fire Focus on Iranian Proxies (But experts doubt whether the U.S.-Russian pact can be enforced.)

 

IRAQ

 

'Mosul victory a result of Trump's leadership'

 

The battle for Mosul: How Iraqi forces defeated the Islamic State

 

Trump Congratulates Iraqi PM on Mosul 'Victory'

 

Iraqi victory in Mosul feared to bring on ISIS' 'Phase 3'

 

The Islamic State Is Not Dead Yet   (The terrorist group may have been defeated in Mosul, but it will return if there is not a clear strategy for rebuilding Iraq.)

 

ISLAM

 

Brutal Muslim religious police now patrol Europe

 

Trump supporters beware: 'I am your worst nightmare'

 

ISRAEL

 

Israeli-“Palestinian” Arab Conflict Briefing     (Tuesday, July 11, 2017)

 

United Nations Reports on ‘Gaza 10 Years Later’ Post-Hamas Rule

 

Palestinian Journalist: Hamas Rule In Gaza – A Decade Of Failure And Damage To The Palestinian Cause

 

Ambassador Friedman Joins Greenblatt in Meeting with PA Negotiators

 

Ex-PA minister says he quit over rampant corruption in Ramallah

 

Funeral held in Bethlehem for Palestinian shot to death by Israeli forces

 

Inking anti-terror deal with US, Qatar vows to continue backing Hamas-ruled Gaza

 

'Regulation Law benefits both Jews and Arabs'  (Defense Ministry finds Regulation Law is preventing the demolition of both Arab and Jewish structures in Judea and Samaria.)

 

PM raps visiting Irish foreign minister over support for Palestinians (Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu)

 

Dog Lovers Enraged by Beit Shemesh ‘Shoot on Sight’ Announcement

 

Outgoing general defends controversial Holocaust Remembrance Day speech

 

UN's Robert Piper: Political actors are losing sight of civilian suffering in Gaza

 

Massachusetts Next to Mull Anti-BDS Bill

 

Watch: IDF Naval commando hostage rescue training (Israel Defense Forces)

 

IDF raids home of West Bank (Judea and Samaria)  car-rammer, seizes ‘inciting material’

 

IDF Mixed-Gender Battalion Commander Suspended over ‘Inappropriate Relations’ with Female Subordinate

 

New Knesset lobby unveils plan for peace: Total Palestinian surrender

 

'UNHRC focusing on Israel, ignoring other countries operating in occupied areas

 

13-year-old Palestinian loses eye after Israeli forces shoot him with sponge-tipped bullet

 

US Envoy ‘Outraged’ Hamas Still Holding Israelis Hostage in Gaza

 

New Labor leader must get the party behind him

 

Liberman: Qalqilya Expansion a Done Deal, Arab Homes Already on Sale  (Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman)

 

Now that Netanyahu has reached the top, the only way is down

 

US envoy Friedman, trusted by Trump, joins Mideast peace team

 

Former Israel Navy chief grilled in submarine fraud probe

 

Report: Part of land allocated for Israel's new settlement was cultivated by Palestinians

 

Chief rabbi apologizes to ‘blacklisted’ head of Nefesh B’Nefesh

 

Bank of Israel Keeps Interest Rate at 0.1 Percent

 

Polls show Gabbay win boosting Zionist Union back into 2nd  place

 

As heat wave peaks Israelis take to cooler springs

 

Allen/Bauman Peace Plan Dangerous For Israel

 

New Labor Party Leader Announces Election Campaign in Israel

 

Trump’s Mideast Peace Plan is Crashing Against Political Reality (Both Israelis and “Palestinians” are chafing under the Trump administration's plans to revive the long-moribund peace process.)

 

LIBERALISM

 

Turn Left and Go Over the Top (Radical opponents of free speech can’t tolerate hearing anything new.)

 

 

MARIJUANA

 

Nevada marijuana supply running low, state of emergency declared, governor says

 

MEDIA 

 

Trump Deputy: Don Jr.'s Meeting Blown Up by 'Fake News' Media

 

Attorney Gregg Jarrett: Gregg Jarrett: What Donald Trump Jr. Did Was NOT Illegal – Even Political Collusion It Is Not a Crime (Video)

 

Hannity Goes Off on Team Hillary’s Collusion With Ukrainian Govt Officials: “Where’s the Outrage?” (Video)

 

'Fox and Friends' Issues Correction Over Comey Memos Report

 

CNN Committed Multiple Felonies

 

…Halperin: Whoever Helping NYT Seeks to Do ‘Maximum Damage’ to Trump Jr.

 

Mika Brzezinski Lands Three-Book Deal Worth Six Figures

 

Epic! Tucker Carlson Destroys Chicago Activist Afraid of Trump Supporters: An Illegal Alien Killed the Muslim Girl “Bad Example!” (Video)

 

Newspapers plan suit against Google, Facebook over lost ad revenue

 

CNN IS ISIS: Trying To Hide That They Hired Major al-Qaeda Propaganda Filmmaker For Their Documentary on Syria!

 

MEDICAID

 

George Will: A Measure To Rein In Medicaid's 'Mission Gallop'

 

Medicaid Enrollees Satisfied With Coverage, Physician Access, Survey Finds

 

MEXICO

 

Mexico Spying targeted international experts in student kidnapping case

 

MIDDLE EAST

 

US, Qatar sign deal on combating terror financing

 

Top US diplomat holds talks to tackle Gulf rift

 

Anti-Terror Quartet issue a joint statement on US-Qatar MoU

 

Qatar Saudi demands for restoring relations with neighbour not viable, says US

 

Saudi Arabia approves physical education program in girls’ schools

 

Four Saudis executed for terrorist acts in Qatif

 

 

MILITARY

 

Military gives new details on deadly plane crash

 

45th Space Wing cuts into a new era of space exploration

 

Lockheed awarded $5.6 billion contract for 74 F-35 Lightning II aircraft

 

Army Training Tells Soldiers Not to Gossip About Transgender Troops

 

U.S. Marine Corps Confirms 16 Service Members Killed in Military Plane Crash

 

Sheriff: As many as 16 dead in military plane crash

 

 Up to 16 people are killed after Marine Corps KC-130 aircraft loaded with ammunition explodes at 20,000 feet and crashes in Mississippi soybean field

 

Marine Corps plane crashes in Mississippi

 

Officials: Marine Corps transport plane crashes, killing at least 5 aboard

 

Good News For Veterans: Trump Tells Hundreds Of VA Workers 'You're Fired!'

 

Outgoing 2ID commander: Rotational units increase readiness in S. Korea despite critical report

 

US deployed Patriot missiles to Lithuania for multinational war games

 

Report: VA claims for Gulf War illness denied 80 percent of the time

 

STRATCOM chief: U.S. must speed weapons tests to counter North Korea

 

Afghanistan combat vet charged with killing wife, trooper

 

Feds hire researchers to merge brains, computers

 

Reversing the rout in our readiness

 

Delays leave transgender military recruits in limbo

 

MINIMUM WAGE

 

Businesses warn of price hikes, staff cuts as minimum wage increases kick in

 

MISSILE DEFENSE

 

U.S. Missile Defense System Completes Successful Test

 

NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION (NASA)

 

Jupiter's Great Red Spot gets closest look yet from NASA's Juno spacecraft

 

NEPAL

 

Nepalese teenager dies after being banished to 'menstruation hut'

 

 

NORTH ATLANTIC TREATY ORGANIZATION (NATO)

 

NATO vows support for Ukraine against Russia's 'aggressive actions'

 

PAKISTAN

 

Pakistan’s long history of duplicity

 

How a Microsoft font may bring down Pakistan's Nawaz Sharif govt (Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif)

 

Nawaz Sharif-family accumulated wealth beyond their known sources of income: JIT

 

Many terror organizations banned in Pakistan thrive online

 

POLITICS 

 

Term Limits: Good for the People, Good for Politicians

 

Why ordinary Americans hold politicians and media in contempt, all in one Hamptons party

 

PRESCRIPTION DRUGS

 

The Hidden Danger Of Loosening Regulations On Prescription Imports

 

 

RADIO

 

Rush: Left has developed 'a genuine hatred for this country'

 

RUSSIA

 

The Wall Begins to Crumble: Notes on Collusion (Donald Trump Jr’s meeting with a Russian lawyer is looking fishier and fishier.)

 

Russia Is Planning on Building Nuke-Filled Terror Trains

 

The Biggest News about the Trump-Putin Meeting Was That It Happened At All  (Russian President Vladimir V Putin)

 

Who is Natalia Veselnitskaya, the Russian who met Trump's senior team?

 

Russia names date to launch heating power plant in Crimea

 

Why Russian Officials Want to Control the Social Sciences (Op-ed)

 

Lavrov hopes relations with EU will turn back to normal  (Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov)

 

Russia and Saudi Arabia Agree $3.5 Bln Arms Deal

 

Moscow says preparing ‘tough response’ to US closure of Russian diplomatic compounds

 

Donald Trump Jr. releases 'entire email chain' regarding Russian meeting

 

Russian Lawyer Who Met with Trump Jr. Denies Kremlin Links, Clinton Info

 

The obscure law that made the Kremlin see red

 

The latest Russia revelations lay the groundwork for a conspiracy case

 

Email Was Said to Indicate Clinton Dirt Was Part of Russian Plan to Aid Trump

 

When Kremlin Says ‘Adoptions,’ It Means ‘Sanctions’

 

The Remains of the Romanovs

 

Putin Meets His Progeny  (Russian President Vladimir V Putin)

 

Russian lawyer who contacted Trump’s son earlier lobbied against U.S. law despised by Putin

 

SCIENCE

 

Medication mistakes are on the rise

 

 

SENATE

 

GOP Drops Tax Cuts for the Wealthy in Revised Health Bill

 

McConnell delays start of recess until third week in August (Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Kentucky)

 

The Stalling Technique 2 Democrats Are Using to Block a Conservative Judge

 

Worst Web Site in the World: Why does Marco Rubio keep quoting the 'most Republican part of the Bible?'  (US Senator of Florida Marco Rubio  (R)

 

McCain on Trump: ‘Disregard the Tweets, Look at What He Does’  (US Senator of Arizona John McCain (R)

 

Sen. Grassley Expects to See Comey Memos in ‘24 to 48 Hours’; ‘They’re Classified Information’ (US Senator of Iowa Charles Grassley (R)

 

Establishment Republicans Battle Themselves Over Obamacare

 

'Hannity': Cruz: No recess until new health care law is passed (US Senator of Texas Ted Cruz (R)

 

Tim Kaine Starts Talking Treason (US Senator of Virginia Timothy Kaine (D)

 

GOP's quest to repeal Obamacare on verge of collapse

 

Ted Cruz remakes his image in Texas ahead of re-election race   

 

Senate Democrats turn to GOP governors in latest bid to block Republican health-care bill

 

Republicans return to healthcare talks amid ongoing divisions

 

Senate Intelligence Committee to begin interviews of Trump campaign officials this week

 

Senate Intelligence hopes to speak with Trump Jr., Manafort, Kushner

 

The Senate Health Care Charade

 

Republican senator tries to force more foreign guest-workers by putting hold on Trump nominee

 

 

SOCIAL MEDIA

 

Chelsea Clinton and Donald Trump’s heated Twitter exchange

 

Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg travels ‘listening tour’ path of presidential candidates

 

SOCIALIZED MEDICINE

 

Single-Payer Socialized Health Care: What Would It Mean for Innovative and Alternative Medicine?

 

SOCIAL JUSTICE

 

Leading Black Lives Matter Activist Deletes Tweets Accusing ‘Planet of the Apes’ of ‘Dehumanizing’ Him

 

SOUTH AMERICA

 

Twins are Born After Husband Keeps “Brain Dead” Pregnant Wife Alive to Give Birth (Brazil)

 

SOUTH KOREA 

 

Elder Abuse on the Rise

 

Moon Jae-in calls for N. Korea to respond to peace initiative  (President Moon Jae-in)

 

Park Misses Trial Due to 'Painful Foot'  (Former President Park Geun-hye)

 

S. Korea vows continued efforts to expose Japan's wartime sex crimes

 

Chief educator mulls 'open book' at Seoul schools

 

SPECIAL NEEDS PEOPLE

 

Special needs people spotlighted as 'hidden,' 'forgotten'

 

SPORTS

 

Paris and LA poised to get 2024 and 2028 Olympics

 

Why RG3 can't find a QB job in NFL

 

Aaron Judge wins Home Run Derby in jaw-dropping fashion

 

Murray and Kerber lead criticism of 'sexist' Wimbledon scheduling

 

Jeter’s group closing in on $1.2B Marlins deal

 

High school football star dies after jump from waterfall 

 

STATES

 

Lawmakers in Oregon Pass Bill Reducing Penalties for Cocaine, Heroin, and Meth Possession

 

Some States Have No Interest in Fighting Voter Fraud

 

Trump commission tells states not to submit voter data until court weighs privacy impact

 

Thousands of Californians forced to evacuate as 14 wildfires rage across the state

 

New Jersey residents are calling Chris Christie names. And he’s calling them names right back. (Governor of New Jersey Chris Christie (R)

 

Wildfires across California destroy more than two dozen homes

 

SUPREME COURT 

 

A Muslim and a Jew urge the Supreme Court to strike down the Muslim ban

 

SYRIA

 

War has cost $226 billion to Syria economy: World Bank

 

Further Reporting By Syrian Opposition Website On Long-Range Missile Facility Near Baniyas: It Is Making Iranian Fateh-110 Missiles

 

Trump's Syria Tactic Could Bring Warring Parties to the Table

 

US-backed forces capture IS-held town in Syria

 

Monitoring group says ISIS members confirm leader's death

 

TAIWAN

 

ROC, Panama shuttering their embassies today

 

Honduran ambassador stays in Taiwan

 

Police investigate apparent family suicide in Penghu

 

State warned over low birth rate

 

Peak not over for flu, starting for enterovirus: CDC

 

US universities accept 13-year-old from Taipei

 

TAXATION

 

Seattle Approves New Income Tax for Wealthy Residents  

 

TECHNOLOGY

 

How tech giants rank at protecting your privacy

 

Teen dies from using cellphone while taking a bath

 

TERRORISM

 

A Terrorist and Naturalization Fraud

 

THAILAND

 

Unapologetic ‘Murder Babes’ are instant celebrities in Thailand

 

 

THE WEST

 

Obama’s Resistance Coming To Tear Down The West

 

TRADE

 

Robert Samuelson: Trump's Trade Trade

 

TURKEY

 

ISIL killed 304 in 14 major attacks in Turkey

 

Turkish coup attempt general ‘turned into robot’ on Gülen’s order: Head of gendarmerie

 

Greek Cypriot president blames Turkey for collapse of talks

 

Human rights defenders in Turkey blast detention of activists

 

Germany calls on Turkey to release local chair, director of Amnesty International

 

Saudi Arabia invites Turkish investors for ‘2030 vision’

 

Turkey, world welcome Iraq’s victory over ISIL in Mosul

 

52 informatics personnel detained over alleged links to Gülen

 

Cuban-developed cancer vaccine tested on 39 cancer patients in Turkey

 

Climate deal crucial for planet sustainability, Total CEO says in Istanbul

 

 

UNITED KINGDOM (BRITAIN)

 

FTSE 100 ends higher, helped by gains for Schroders, BAE

 

Charlie Gard’s Parents Have Two Days to Convince a Judge to Not Remove Charlie’s Life Support

 

Senior U.K. Labour Party Official: Taking an Uber Is Not ‘Morally Acceptable’

 

Charles Krauthammer Under Fire for Calling Efforts to Save Charlie Gard a “Cruel Hoax”

 

UK’s £3bn aircraft carrier could be sunk by cheap missiles – security think-tank

 

Franklin Graham Slams Horrific Treatment of Charlie Gard and His Parents: “This is a Danger of Socialized Medicine”

 

New Tory crisis over N-word remarksTheresa May's majority is reduced to just 12 after MP is suspended for using racist phrase (British Prime Minister Theresa May)

 

A brief look at the medical issues in the Charlie Gard case

 

The US pastor with a criminal record at the bedside of Charlie Gard 

 

Public sector pay Theresa May accused of insulting teachers as pay rise is held at 1%

 

'UK should end cash in hand economy'

 

Edinburgh teacher found dead at Prestonhill quarry in Inverkeithing

 

'Thousands alive' after organ transplants

 

Charlie Gard court case: Parents have just 48 hours to prove untested, experimental technique works

 

Horsemeat plot 'exposed by ID chips'

 

Scotland’s voice ‘must be heard in Brexit talks’

 

Unpaid carers 'save UK almost £60bn'  

 

Church's plans to sell allotment plots angers villagers

 

Body found in search for river fall boy

 

British newspaper editor 'admits he accidentally killed wife by throwing a hammer at her in their Dubai home'

 

UK journalist charged with Dubai murder

 

IRA bomb maker says sorry to relatives of Birmingham pub bombings victims

 

Bake Off Nadiya had 'token Muslim' fears

 

The lynx could return to UK within months after 1,300-year absence

 

Education: Court lifts ban on naming faith school in segregation case

 

British PR executive set up Donald Trump Jr's meeting with Russian lawyer promising 'dirt' on Hillary Clinton

 

Fracking Drilling rig owned by UK firm Cuadrilla 'seriously vandalised'

 

High Court Court says UK not breaking law selling arms to Saudi Arabia

 

Arms trade UK arms exports to Saudi Arabia can continue, high court rules

 

Churchill on Britain and Europe: A Pillar or a Buttress?

 

The London Fire’s Death Toll? Police Won’t Say for Sure

 

UNITED STATES

 

Americans are burning down the house

 

VATICAN

 

Top Vatican official: Gay sex in Vatican ‘never been worse’ than under Francis

 

Pope Francis adds new pathway to sainthood

 

Here’s how one saintly pope would clean up gay orgies at the Vatican

 

The A - Z list of concerns with Pope Francis

 

 

WHITE HOUSE

 

Daily Presidential Tracking Poll

 

Reporters Wonder: Has The Trump White House Lost Matt Drudge?

 

Trump’s Anti-Cairo Speech

 

White House criticizes Russia sanctions stalled in House 

 

Trump Sued for Blocking Twitter Users

 

Evidence of efforts to sabotage Trump

 

Trump, the West, and the Left

 

White House tries to play down meeting of Trump Jr., Russian lawyer as new details emerge


Spotlight in Russia controversy falls on a son always ready to fight

 

Donald Jr.’s meeting is a legal game-changer

 

Russia — the question that won't go away for the Trump White House and family

 

Trump announces ambassadors to Italy, Czech Republic

 

So that’s why Sarah Huckabee Sanders wants the cameras off

 

Like him or not, Trump is now a member of the Republican family

 

On his trip abroad, Trump left America’s values behind

 

The Trump campaign’s attempted collusion

 

Sarah Huckabee Sanders: Trump 'heard' Putin denial

 

Analysis: Misstatements deepen Trump's Russia mess

 

White House again insists there was no collusion with Russia

 

Trump achieved goals in G-20 summit, White House official says

 

Republicans soon pressed to take sides on Trump and Russia 

 

 

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