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Thursday, July 13, 2017

 

CELEBRATING 241 YEARS OF LIBERTY AND FREEDOM  

 

 

In Today’s Issue: 

 

ABORTION

 

Planned Parenthood CEO Cecile Richards: Trump Has “Been the Worst” President “in My Lifetime”

 

Oregon’s Radical, Grisly Abortion Law

 

Congressman Wants to Take Money for Border Wall “Out of Planned Parenthood’s Budget”

 

Abortion biz-linked judge goes for contempt against baby body-parts reporters

 

Democrats are Becoming More and More Pro-Abortion

 

New Polls Show Party Polarization on Abortion

 

They Walked Almost 3 Hours One Way to Get to a Pro-Life Event, But Their Story is Even More Amazing

 

Oregon Bill Forcing Taxpayers To Sponsor Abortion Is A Human Rights Violation

 

Kid Rock “Announces” Republican Senate Run on Twitter But He’s Pro-Abortion

 

Hey Seattle Storm Players: Girls Can’t Play in the WNBA if Planned Parenthood Aborts Them

 

Democratic Party leader still not open to pro-life members

 

What Happens When Texas Blocks Planned Parenthood? Abortions Rise.

 

Alabama Court: Pregnant 12-year-old can get abortion

 

Missouri Abortion Special Session Costs Top $73,000 So Far

 

Faith-based pregnancy centers file suit against Hawaii law, say it forces abortion promotion

 

Texas Lawmakers To Revisit Ban On Insurance Coverage For Abortions

 

Pennsylvania school district sued for rejecting anti-abortion club

 

Four laws restricting abortion access in Arkansas set to be challenged in court Thursday

 

Ministry helps with pro-life training in countries with high abortion rates

 

British Study Proves Contraception Leads to Abortion

 

Nigerian calls West’s imposition of abortion ‘cultural supremacy’

 

Sweden Will Stop Funding Charitable Organizations That Do Not Promote Abortion

 

Canadian Development Minister Calls Abortion a ‘Tool to End Poverty’

 

African bishop blasts Canada’s ‘subtle’ approach to push ‘legal’ abortion in pro-life nations

 

 

AFGHANISTAN

 

All-girl Afghan robotics team cleared to compete in United States

 

With More Troops in Afghanistan, Focus on Reintegration, Not Reconciliation

 

 

AFRICA

 

Sudan Bristles Over Trump’s 3-Month Delay in Sanctions Decision

 

 

AIRPORTS

 

5 king cobras found in express mail package at JFK airport

 

 

ANTI-SEMITISM

 

Were the Jack the Ripper murders an elaborate anti-Semitic frameup?

 

 

AUSTRALIA

 

Fed's Yellen lights up ASX and $A (Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen)

 

$A bursts through US77¢ to four-month high

 

States warned not to 'go it alone' on a clean energy target

 

Hundreds evacuated as toxic smoke blankets Melbourne suburb

 

 

AUTO INDUSTRY

 

Auto safety gear: What's it worth to you?

 

BIG GOVERNMENT

 

Feds Use Arts Funding to Subsidize Billion-Dollar Nonprofits

 

CANADA

 

Canadian dollar continues to climb as TSX slips over slumping mining stocks

 

 Teachers must keep child’s transgenderism a secret from parents: Ontario school boards

 

Five CSIS employees are accusing the spy agency of Islamophobia, racism and homophobia in a $35-million lawsuit

 

Trudeau says Khadr case could have cost $40-million  (Canadian Prime Minister Prime Minister Justin Trudeau)

 

'Unquestionably qualified': Ex-astronaut Julie Payette formally introduced as Canada's next GG

 

Governor-general role a chance to serve Canada ‘on Earth,’ Payette says

 

Judge rejects request to freeze Omar Khadr's assets

 

Jimmy Carter gets medical attention after collapsing from dehydration in Winnipeg (Former US President Jimmy Carter(D)

 

Sears Canada, former employees reach compromise on benefits, pension payments

 

Alberta board breaks with Christian school over human rights concerns

 

Canadian judge rejects bid from U.S. soldier’s widow to freeze Omar Khadr’s assets

 

Consumers feel pinch as banks pass on full BoC hike, but not all the savings

 

CARIBBEAN

 

Jet engine blast kills tourist on Caribbean beach

 

CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY (CIA)

 

CIA Defends Muslim Brotherhood, Yet Foreign Intel Agencies Warn of Terror Links

 

COMMUNIST CHINA 

 

China Won't Help America Subdue North Korea

 

Activists and Family Members Mourn Death of Liu Xiaobo   

 

Nobel laureate dies a political prisoner of China

 

US Beef Back in China After 14-Year Absence

 

Apple opening a China data center with government ties

 

COMMUNIST NORTH KOREA

 

Rare magnitude 5.8 quake strikes off North Korea

 

The U.S. Again Learns That Intervention Isn’t Cost-Free

 

West Can Neither Live with nor Take Out North Korean Nukes

 

Has Kim set off another nuke? Magnitude 6.0 earthquake is detected off the coast of North Korea  (Communist North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un)

 

Dwindling options for preventing North Korean nuclear weapons

 

 

CONGRESS

 

Congress Should Use Congressional Review Act to Strike Down Ill-Advised Arbitration Rule

 

Israel, Egypt spared as Republicans unveil foreign aid cuts

 

Report: Democrats colluded with Russians to defeat Trump, damage his administration

 

Is the GOP serious about governing?

 

When will Congress probe the 'Steele Dossier'?

 

Times’ Legislative Activity Index shows good pace for unified Congress

 

The lights go out on the Republican Party

 

 

COURTS

 

Chicago: Muslima throws baby out window to her death, gets probation

 

Judge Forces Prison To Provide Hormone Therapy To A Transgender Dude Named SPARKLES WILSON

 

Virginia Man Pleads Guilty to Shooting, Running Over Bald Eagle

 

Latino plaintiffs sue California alleging poor health care

 

Judge rules courts can stop Trump deportations, halts ouster of Iraqi Christians

 

Mom pleads guilty to sending naked pics of infant son to FBI agent

 

Doctor charged in connection with 7 overdose deaths

 

New charge for person of interest in search for missing Pa. men

 

Court asked to leave LGBT T-shirt decision alone

 

CRIME IN AMERICA

 

Married school superintendents with six children are arrested on child rape charges

 

Charges dropped against Iowa teen who sent selfies to boy

 

Multiple remains found on Pennsylvania farm in search for missing men, 1 man ID'd

 

Teacher, 40, who had sex with teen student, is re-arrested for violating probation

 

Long Beach police seek 2 men who punched and dragged a 62-year-old woman and stole her cellphone

 

Thugs attack churchgoer, force her to perform oral sex: cops

 

Woman shot dead in burning home; teen daughter accused

 

Police of America: Get used being taped

 

Rules for collecting racial profiling data in California are delayed

 

In funeral address, Commissioner O'Neill tells NYC the truth

 

Cops: Fugitive wanted in triple murder kills himself

 

Michelle Malkin: The Crisis In America's Crime Labs

 

Policeman pulls over black woman and discovers she is state attorney

 

 

CUSTOMS AND BORDER PROTECTION

 

US immigration Iranian cancer researcher sent home after being denied entry in Boston

 

CYBER ATTACK

 

How to Deter Russian Cyber Attacks

 

DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL COMMITTEE (DNC)

 

Perez Paid Rival $22,270 After He Dropped Out of DNC Chair Race, Gave Perez Endorsement (Democratic National Committee Chairman Tom Perez)

 

DEMOCRATS (MARXISTS)

 

Boom! Pro-Russia Hacker Site “Cyber Berkut” Publishes Alleged Links Between Ukraine and Clinton

 

Exclusive: Radical Dem Worked For Russian Lawyer Who Met With Trump, Jr.

 

De Blasio Commits $32 Million to Attempted Rat Genocide in NYC   (Mayor of New York City Bill de Blasio)

 

Breaking: TOP HILLARY SUPPORTER Was Russian Lawyer Veselnitskaya’s Chaperone in Washington DC

 

Eric Holder Rallies Liberal Lawyers Against Trump in San Fran: ‘You Can’t Just Curl Up in the Fetal Position’  (Former US Attorney General Eric H Holder Jr)

 

Criminalize female genital mutilation? Not so fast, say Dems

 

Mayor de Blasio Has $32 Million Plan to Ice Some Rats

 

Maine Democrat Threatens Trump in Profanity-Laced Facebook Comment

 

Retirement agrees with her! Michelle Obama dons bondage style heels and a sleek hairstyle to pay tribute to 'remarkable' Special Olympics founder Eunice Kennedy Shriver at the star-studded ESPN awards

 

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

 

Lobbied by Accused, DeVos to Review Campus Rape Policy  (Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos)

 

 

DEPARTMENT HOMELAND SECURITY

 

Kelly Warns Lawmakers DACA Might Not Be Around For Much Longer (Department of Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly)

 

Immigration lawyers sue DHS chief John Kelly over asylum rights

 

Hispanic caucus member challenges Kelly on ‘Dreamers’

 

DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

 

Obama administration let Russian lawyer who met Trump Jr. into US after visa block

 

Why Did Loretta Lynch Grant Trump Jr’s Russian Lawyer A Special Visa To Enter America? (Former US Attorney General Loretta Lynch)

 

DOJ Going After Doctors and Others Who Feed Opioid Addictions

 

Justice Department crackdown targets fraudulent opioid treatments

 

Sessions releases questionnaire excerpt that omitted meetings with Russians (US Attorney General Jeff Sessions)

 

A brief history of DARE, the anti-drug program Jeff Sessions wants to revive

 

AG Sessions Speaks to Conservative Christian Group – Christian Hating Leftists Lose Their Mind

 

Exclusive: DOJ let Russian lawyer into US before she met with Trump team

 

 

ECONOMY

 

Wall Street rises as financials lead before earnings

 

Dow notches 24th record close of 2017

 

U.S. Stocks Rise, Treasuries Slide as Oil Rebounds: Markets Wrap

 

Dollar flat after Yellen’s Capitol Hill testimony

 

Asian shares, bonds rally as markets bet on glacial Fed

 

Asian Stocks to Gain as Yellen Spurs U.S. Rally: Markets Wrap

 

How High Taxes, Generous Welfare And Lack Of Training Keep Millions Of Available Jobs Unfilled

 

Here’s why money is draining from the stock market’s biggest ETF

 

How silver could bounce back after a ‘bearish 2017’

 

Gold snaps 3-session win streak

 

EDUCATION

 

Survey: Majority of Republicans Now Distrust Colleges and Universities

 

Lawmakers Reach Initial Deal to Expand GI Education Bill

 

The Next Right-Wing Populist Will Win by Attacking American Higher Education

 

UCLA residence halls evacuated due to bomb threat

 

Evergreen Student: Campus Is Unsafe for White Students – “I’ve Been Told Not to Speak Because I’m White” (Video)

 

Prof's Resume Of Experience Includes Surviving 'Internalized Racism'

 

UCLA Purges Professor Keith Fink  (Campus remains hostile to free speech, conservatives.)

 

Conservative suppression on campus turns parents away from colleges

 

(Largely) Shunning White House on Higher Ed Spending (In draft bill, House Republicans reject administration plan to slash research reimbursements, propose increased spending on NIH and college prep programs, and sustain AmeriCorps. Panel would take $3.3 billion from Pell surplus.)

 

Poisoning the Minds of America's Schoolchildren

 

Bluegrass Battle (Article sets off debate on whether a roots genre from Appalachia risks its authenticity when colleges study and teach it.)

 

Happy birthday to Henry David Thoreau, a great sleep scholar

 

Science’s Communication Problem  (Research university leaders see wake-up call in data on sharp partisan divide on higher education, and deep cuts proposed by Trump.)

 

Hatem Bazian: Terrorist Professor, Hamas Promoter

 

Hard Line on Single-Sex Groups  (A Harvard panel of faculty members and administrators wants to eliminate Greek life and other exclusive groups.)

 

Teacher pleads guilty to sending sex fantasy letters to student

 

Harvard looks to kill Greek life

 

Invitation and Comment Alarm Advocates for Assault Victims  (Women’s groups alarmed that Title IX summit will include “men’s rights” groups that many say minimize reality of rape; statement from key civil rights official -- on which she later backtracked -- casts doubt on 90 percent of campus reports of assaults.)

 

How de Blasio can show he really wants peace with the charters (Mayor of New York City Bill de Blasio(D)

 

Republicans Don’t Hate Higher Education

 

ELECTION 2016

 

Did Ukraine try to interfere in 2016 election on Clinton's behalf?

 

‘A million miles per hour’: Inside Trump’s campaign when his son met with Russian lawyer

 

Russian officials discussed election as early as mid-2015: former official

 

 

ELECTION 2020

 

Sanders Won’t Rule Out 2020 Presidential Run: ‘I’m Not Taking It Off the Table’

 

ENERGY

 

Oil notches fourth session rise to end at a nearly two-week high

 

Energy Prices

 

America’s Energy Dominance Won’t Sacrifice Environmental Quality  

 

EUROPEAN UNION

 

European stocks rise again, building on largest advance in 2½ months

 

The Percentage Of Migrants To Sweden Who Now Have Jobs? 0.3% — That's 1/3 Of 1%!

 

Total to drill for gas off Cyprus despite collapse of peace talks

 

Germany & France to develop ‘new generation’ European fighter jet to replace existing fleets

 

Sweden’s population growth 2nd highest in EU — due to mass Muslim migration, not birthrate

 

Here's Why Italy Has A Ton Of Refugees And Almost None Of The Terror  

 

Europol chief defends EU counterterrorism efforts as battle-hardened Islamic State fighters return

 

Netherlands: School pays Muslim pupils $571 because photo day fell during Ramadan

 

Malta allows same-sex couples to marry in 'historic vote' for Catholic country

 

Brexit and Trump have forced Europe to change, EU's top officials say

 

Brexit Ireland seeks €1bn in EU aid to protect businesses

 

FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION (FBI) 

 

Former FBI Agent Explains the Problems of Politicized Law Enforcement

 

Media pretty excited that Trump’s FBI nominee won’t call Russia probe a witch hunt

 

Trump FBI Pick Poised For Confirmation

 

Trump's choice to head FBI backs special counsel and promises independence

 

Trump’s F.B.I. Pick Pledges to Resist Political Pressure

 

 

 

FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION (FCC)

 

Why Is Soros Colluding with PornHub, Tech Giants to Flood FCC with Russian Spam?

 

Hitting the Refresh Button on Net Neutrality

 

Net neutrality supporters say online rally is just the start of the fight to keep tough FCC rules

 

 

FEDERAL ELECTION COMMISSION (FEC)

 

FEC Inquisition: Who Is Ellen Weintraub Working For?

 

FEC Has Kept Documents About Democrats Secret For Years

 

Dem FEC Commissioner That Warns of ‘Foreign Influence’ In Elections Has Gone on 30 Foreign Trips

 

 

FEDERAL RESERVE

 

Yellen says 3 percent U.S. growth 'quite challenging' in coming years (Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen)

 

Politico: Gary Cohn Is Trump’s Top Candidate for Fed Chair Position

 

Fed Chair Yellen Won’t Say If She Will Serve Another Term

 

Trump's Fed nominee has history of benefiting from bailouts

 

The Fed: This Is What It Sounds Like When Hawks Cry

 

FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION (FDA)

 

F.D.A. Panel Backs Gene-Altering Leukemia Therapy

 

FRANCE

 

Horror of terror attack last year mutes Bastille Day celebrations in Nice

 

Macron urges greater euro zone convergence, presses Germany to act  (French President Emmanuel Macron)

 

The Budding Bromance Between Donald Trump and Emmanuel Macron

 

Most French approve of Trump's visit (even after all he's said about France)

 

France’s President Is Wrong About Africa. It Doesn’t Need Fewer Kids, But Better Institutions

 

Merkel and Macron put defence at heart of blooming ties (German Chancellor Angela Merkel)

 

In Images: Donald Trump given red carpet treatment in Paris amid tight security

 

Macron: Eliminating terrorist threat now more important than ousting Assad  (Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad)

 

French magazine may be pulled over ‘intolerable’ terror images

 

Bastille Day Is a Military Holiday Out of Donald Trump’s Fantasies (France and America are seeking rapprochement at an annual pageant that’s always been less about liberty, equality, and solidarity than tanks, drones, and guns.)

 

Why Macron (really) invited Trump to Paris 

 

France Unveils Plan To 'Systematically' Deport Illegal Migrants

 

An American president in Paris

 

Trump to celebrate Bastille Day in Paris, meet with Macron  (French President Emmanuel Macron)

 

GERMANY

 

Bill Gates Declares: ‘Germany Is Taking In Too Many Refugees, It Needs To Cut Off The Flow Of Refugees Entering Europe.’

 

New state farming minister accused of abusing own animals

 

Germany releases former intelligence agency’s Islamist infiltrator

 

'I became a politician because of Auschwitz': meet Germany's justice minister

 

 

GLOBALIZATION

 

Globalization and the Arena of Politics  (Grandiose proposals, imaginary or dreamlike, for the abolition of globalization or the "capitalist system" cannot mask existing facts.)

 

 

GLOBAL WARMING

 

How Fossil Fuels Will Help Us Confront Climate Change

 

Macron effect? Donald Trump hints US could change position on Paris climate deal   (French President Emmanuel Macron)

 

Study: Climate Change May Hinder Aircraft Takeoffs in Years Ahead

 

Doomsday scenarios are as harmful as climate change denial

 

Nearly 700 'natural thermometers' prove global warming is real

 

 

GOOGLE

 

Google Company said to spend millions on academic research to influence opinion

 

GOP

 

Media Stocks Sink. GOP Sets ANOTHER Fundraising Record.

 

How a Political Machine Crushes Conservatism — and Democracy

 

Gillespie’s primary scare in Virginia has White House, others urging ‘Trump world’ hires

 

 

GREECE

 

Friends of American tourist killed in Greece: 'Everyone wants answers'

 

Video shows violent brawl that ended in American tourist's death

 

HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

 

What Obamacare may look like in 2018

 

Health Insurers in Montana Request Premium Rate Hikes as High as 23%  

 

Here's How the Obamacare Marketplaces Are Doing, State by State

 

 

HEALTH CARE

 

Breast implants linked to cancer: What women should know

 

Woman dies after contracting rare tick-borne virus

 

HOLOCAUST

 

Study shows higher cancer rate among Holocaust survivors

 

 

HOMOSEXUALITY

 

Eugene Peterson's homosexuality views draw Baptists' focus

 

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

 

Pelosi Calls for Release of 'All Communications' Within Trump's Family (House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-California)

 

Republicans reject Trump’s plan to cut $300 million for Great Lakes cleanup

 

Rep. Brad Sherman introduces articles of impeachment against Trump

 

Bermuda firm denies funneling Russian cash to anti-fracking groups (A Bermuda company has denied funneling Russian money to environmental groups after being named by two key House Republicans in a letter calling for a probe into foreign funding of anti-fracking advocacy.)

 

Rep. Gowdy to Trump officials: "Disclose every contact" with Russia (US Representative of South Carolina Trey Gowdy (R)

 

House Conservatives Hold Budget Hostage Over Tax Plan Details

 

House panel seeks to block FDA 'vaping' rules

 

Crackpot  Pelosi  Calls Trump ‘President Bush’ for the Fifth Time (Video)

 

House passes California drought bill

 

House Lawmakers Take Action in NDAA Markups to Fight Human Trafficking

 

Congressman: Trump won't 'take no for answer' on health-care bill 

 

IMMIGRATION

 

Domestic violence survivors call for support of bill that would prevent police from enforcing immigration laws

 

Trump administration reaches limit it imposed of admitting 50,000 refugees


IMMIGRATION AND CUSTOMS ENFORCEMENT (ICE)

 

 ICE Director Slams Sanctuary Cities As 'Un-American'

 

 

INDIA

 

Christians join religious persecution protests in India

 

Doklam issue with China will be solved diplomatically: India

 

NE flood situation: 85 dead, 58 districts hit

 

China takes the Africa route to ringfence India: 6 reasons why Delhi should be worried

 

Muslim man beaten up by cow vigilantes for ‘carrying beef’ in Maharashtra is a BJP leader

 

Warships, subs of India, US, Japan sail out to Bay of Bengal for Malabar

 

India rejects China's mediation offer over Kashmir

 

A hundred Pakistani soldiers must die’: Kin of two jawans killed in LoC firing cry for vengeance

 

No change in Pakistan's stand on Jadhav: India

 

Indians among laziest people in the world: Study

 

Armed forces want officers to be hi-tech warriors after B Tech degrees

 

INTERNET 

 

Verizon data of 6 million users leaked online 

 

IRAN

 

Iranian researcher denied US entry has ties to militia

 

Obama's gone, so it's time to deal with Iran

 

IRAQ

 

The Uncertain Fate of Iraq's Largest Christian City

 

Heroic Iraqi Fighter Goes UndrCover Behind ISIS Lines, Shoots Six, Gets Vital Info

 

Iraq collectively punishing Daesh families-HRW

 

It’s Time for the United States To Support Kurdish Independence

 

Negotiating an amicable split  (Iraqi security forces with the support of coalition forces are finally getting close to defeating ISIS in Iraq, which begs an important question: What comes next? More to the point, what governmental structure would best protect the many ethnic groups that live there?)

 

For Mosul’s Trapped Civilians, the Battle Clearly Hasn’t Ended

 

ISLAM

 

A Muslim Reformer Explains How To Fight Islamism

 

Sarsour Threatens: 'I Am Taking Names ... They Will Pay With Their Pockets'

 

Sansour Wants Jihad? Give Her Jihad  (Sarsour needs to be called out for exactly what she is: a radical Islamic supremacist intent on taking this country into sharia hell.)

 

'I've got a surprise for you': Husband blindfolds his wife.... and then chops off her fingers to stop her studying for a degree

 

Shady: Linda Sarsour Raised $100,000 to Restore Jewish Cemetery — But the Money Was NEVER Donated!

 

ISRAEL

 

Israeli-“Palestinian” Arab Conflict Briefing     (Thursday, July 13, 2017)

 

Poll: Netanyahu retains 2-1 edge over Gabbay, Lapid  (Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu)

 

Israel, Palestinians reach landmark water deal for West Bank (Judea and Samaria), Gaza

 

Those Islamic virgins will now come with a hefty price tag  (Israel's state prosecutor's office in Jerusalem' has filed a precedent-setting lawsuit against the estate of a “Palestinian” resident of East Jerusalem seven months after the man carried out a car-ramming attack that left four Israelis dead.)

 

White House welcomes Israeli-Palestinian water agreement

 

Trump envoy Greenblatt facilitates historic Israeli-Palestinian water deal

 

'Gush Etzion land endangered'

 

Communications Ministry chief sent to house arrest over Bezeq probe


‘Political Decision’: Palestinian Authority Cuts Off Prisoner’s Salaries

 

At Gaza war memorial event, Netanyahu, Rivlin call for return of soldiers’ bodies (Israeli President Reuven Rivlin)

 

Prisoner aid cut could trigger Palestinian crisis: Activists

 

Middle East Quartet meets for first time in Trump’s presidency

 

As Gaza's sole power plant shuts down, groups warn of devastating consequences

 

These rabbis have no idea why they’re on the Chief Rabbinate’s ‘blacklist’

 

Names of soldiers killed in deadly traffic accident released

 

PM says corruption insinuations are a left-wing plot against him

 

Israeli security cabinet freezes plan for Palestinian housing in Qalqiliya

 

PM’s office pans Palestinian official for slain terrorist condolence call

 

Security Cabinet Defies Liberman, Blocks Qalqilya Expansion Plan (Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman)

 

State Department: US may have ‘upgraded’ ties with Palestinians

 

Palestinian journalists union holds sit-in demanding Hamas release 2 reporters

 

Fears of instability chip away at support for US bill cutting PA funding

 

Settler Suing Police over Sexual Harassment in Mikvah

 

IDF raids Palestinian news station suspected of incitement (Israel Defense Forces)

 

PFLP slams Hamas, Fatah for putting politics over lives of Palestinians in Gaza

 

Israeli minister said trying to broker direct flights to Mecca

 

Serving plenty of heart, lonely soldiers flown to reunite with their families

 

Fake News: Greenblatt Announces Israel Will Include PA in Water Project It Is Already On

 

Israelis and Palestinians join hands in W. Bank (Judea and Samaria) to fight car accidents

 

Americans for Peace Now Ambivalent on Settler Community’s Rapid Growth

 

California Rabbis ask to be blacklisted by Israel's Chief Rabbinate

 

Media Cutting Abbas Slack on Sinking Gaza in Total Darkness (“Palestinian” Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas) 

 

Hezbollah threatens to 'surprise Israel' in next war

 

Canadian Agency Removes Israeli Settlements’ Wines from Ontario Shelves

 

Lapid challenges Canada on West Bank (Judea and Samaria) wine label policy (Former Israeli Finance Minister Yair Lapid)

 

Faulty Arab Sewer Causing Ecological Disaster in Israeli Nature Reserve

 

Chief Rabbinate investigates Diaspora rabbis' ‘commitment to Jewish law’

 

Police Find Illegal Drugs in Bnei Brak Man’s Tefilin Bag

 

The Iran Nuclear Deal Has Been a Blessing for Israel

 

UNESCO in Ruins: Anti-Semitism and the Perversion of Cultural Heritage Preservation

 

As Palestinian leaders fight over Gaza, Israel worries Hamas will go to war

 

Israel to American Jews: You Just Don’t Matter

 

JAPAN

 

Bank of Japan faces crunch time amid global policy shift

 

JORDAN

 

King Abdullah of Jordan Needs to Abdicate  (The “Palestinians” who constitute 75 percent of the population in Jordan need to be liberated from such an oppressive regime.)

 

MEDIA 

 

MSNBC Reporter Walks Away From GOP Senator When He Mentions Clinton Campaign's Meetings With The Russians  

 

 Before Joe Scarborough left the GOP, he led a congressional revolt and tried to cut ties with the U.N.

 

Anderson Cooper tells Sebastian Gorka he will 'ignore' his 'insults' against the media

 

Exclusive: Roger Ailes' bequeathed personal 'items of adornment' and $250k to his 17-year-old son, his $36m Palm Beach mansion to his wife, $100k to his bodyguard and $30k to assistant who allegedly scouted beautiful women for her boss

 

How to Solve the Problem of David Brooks

 

MEXICO

 

Family demand answers after their 20-year-old daughter mysteriously drowned in pool at luxury Mexico resort hours after men gave her mystery shot at the bar 

 

MIDDLE EAST

 

Criticism In Gulf, Egyptian Press: Trump Administration Is Pro-Qatar

 

How to make the Islamic State’s defeat last

 

300,000 cases of cholera confirmed in Yemen but vaccines delayed

 

MILITARY

 

Army prepares women to shower with men as part of ‘transgender’ training

 

America Goes to War Over Its Military Infrastructure

 

Trump’s VA Secretary Is Off to a Fast Start

9/11 Terror Trials Halted Over Judge’s Demand for Private Boat

 

Muslim soldier pledged allegiance to the Islamic State in 2011, allowed to continue to serve in US Army

 

Ex-senior airman charged in Air Force recruitment center blast

 

Pentagon intensifies focus on missile defense reliability after North Korea’s long-range advances

 

Former VA secretary urges Congress to close outdated buildings or ‘VA will fail’

 

Russia, China undermining U.S. (Russia and Communist China are working against the United States around the world, according to a Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) report.)

 

Lawmakers want Defense Department to declassify info about experiments on troops

 

General: Plane developed in air problems that led to fatal crash

 

US soldiers deploy to Kosovo amid enduring tensions

 

Pentagon approves expeditionary medal for Odyssey Lightning operation

 

MISSILE DEFENSE

 

Successful Test of THAAD Anti-missile System Offers Hope for U.S. Defense

 

NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION  

 

Ford Explorers blamed for alleged carbon monoxide leaks that sickened cops

 

 

NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION (NASA)

  

Jupiter's great red spot Juno probe captures closest-ever images of storm

 

NEPAL

 

Local residents evacuated as Mount Vesuvius blaze threatens Naples

 

 

NUTRITION

 

Is this the recipe for a perfect night's sleep? Food scientist creates a menu she claims will help even insomniacs drift off as it's packed with ingredients that make us drowsy

   

Even modest diet swaps could reduce risk of death

 

PAKISTAN

 

Sharif resolves to resign following corruption probe: sources (Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif)

 

Pakistan: Ad for sewer workers “only for non-Muslims”

 

Nawaz Sharif refused to step down

 

Pakistan’s secret atheists

 

POLITICAL CORRECTNESS

 

The deadly art of political correctness

 

POLITICS

 

My Political Reeducation (Remembering New York’s 1977 riots, 40 years later.)

 

POLLS

 

Poll: Three-Quarters in US Say They Lack Influence on Govt

 

PRIVATIZATION

 

The Argument For Privatization

 

RACISM

 

Transit officials: Showing criminals on surveillance video 'racist'

 

RADIO

 

Levin: The Russia Narrative Has Consumed Our Politics

 

Mark Levin’s Book to Debut at No. 1 on NYT Best Seller List

 

Rush Limbaugh: Media leading 'coup' against Trump

 

RED CROSS

 

Red Cross director, family found dead in murder-suicide

 

RELIGION IN AMERICA

 

How his church learned to embrace multicultural ministry

 

RETIREMENT

 

Are fees sucking cash from your retirement account?

 

RUSSIA

 

Outgoing Russian Ambassador To The U.S.: 'An Anti-Russian Frenzy That Defies Belief Has Been Sweeping Across America'

 

Lavrov: Shortsighted policies of US, EU in many ways provoked Ukrainian crisis  (Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov)

 

Report: Five Times Democrats Sought Russia’s Help with U.S. Elections

 

Diplomat assumes NATO may be encouraging Ukraine to carry on with war in Donbass

 

Nemtsov Killers' Sentencing Brings Little Closure

 

Kremlin reiterates turbines for Crimea were made in Russia

 

Duma passes bill on protection of Russian state data networks

 

Convicted Russian Real Estate Tycoon Polonsky Walks Free From Court

 

Russia’s new medium-class carrier rocket to get advanced acceleration unit

 

Russia contemplates recall of NATO permanent representative – report

 

Kremlin assures Russia would support any US leader seeking to cultivate bilateral ties


Russia’s 10 Richest Women in Government Earned $3.6M Last Year

 

‘Perversion of history’: Russian officials blast NATO film glorifying Nazi collaborators

 

Russia designs helicopter for fighting terrorists based on Syrian experience


Russian oligarch hired lawyer who met Donald Trump Jr and also paid the shadowy research company behind dirty dossier - then settled $230million money laundering case for just $6million

 

Meet the Russian Pop Star Behind the Meeting

 

Putin critic: Russian lawyer wouldn't have been in US without Kremlin's OK    (Russian President Vladimir V Putin)

 

The Plot Thickens=> Russian Lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya May Have Been in US Illegally

 

 

SATANISM

 

Hellraiser: First Satanic Monument on U.S. Public Property Being Erected

 

 

SCIENCE

 

Chemicals in Contraception Pills Feminize Male Fish

 

Surgery for early-stage prostate cancer does not lead to longer lives, study finds

 

Scientists teleport particle into space in major breakthrough

 

 

SECOND AMENDMENT

 

Losing Their Gun Rights With Barely a Whimper (California)

 

The Women's March's hypocritical shot at the NRA

 

 

SECRET SERVICE

 

Secret Service Looking Into Dem Lawmaker’s Threat to Make Trump “Half Term President”

 

SENATE

 

GOP Health Bill Steers Cash to the Home State of a Reluctant Senator

 

New GOP health care bill could allow cheaper plans with fewer benefits

 

 6 Takeaways as Senators Question FBI Nominee Christopher Wray

 

GOP Senators Urge Trump Administration to Say Iran Is Not Complying With Nuclear Deal

 

Version of Ted Cruz amendment to be included in new health care plan (US Senator of Texas Ted Cruz (R)

 

Sanders draws Democratic challenger tired of his 'Robin Hood shtick'  (US Senator of Vermont Bernard Sanders (I-Socialist)

 

AP: Senator profits from outsourcing he slams

 

Freedom and the GOP are dying under ‘Leader’ McConnell  (Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Kentucky)

 

Graham introduces repeal back-up plan  (US Senator of South Carolina Lindsey O Graham (R)

 

Rand Paul Is Still A No On Health Care--'I Promised To Repeal Obamacare'  (US Senator of Kentucky Rand Paul (R)

 

Republicans get key win on Senate rules for health bill

 

Russian Lawyer Veselnitskaya Posted Picture on Facebook from inside John McCain’s Office (US Senator of Arizona John McCain (R)

 

Hospital, doctors and patients fuel last gasp of opposition to Senate health bill

 

Obamacare repeal, replace plan stumbles in Senate

 

Kid Rock confirms Michigan Senate run

 

Warren takes early salvo from GOP hopeful: ‘A real Indian can defeat a fake Indian’ (US Senator of Massachusetts Elizabeth Warren (D)

 

Writing Health Bill, Republicans Have No Votes to Spare

 

Senate consumer choice idea could raise premiums for sick

 

McConnell presses holdouts: Let’s vote   

 

Russia sanctions bill stuck in procedural hell

 

SOCIAL MEDIA

 

YouTube Music Video Titled “Goodnight Alt Right” Depicts Murder of Trump Supporter

 

CNN’s Camerota Says Goodbye to Twitter: ‘You’ve Become Mean and Verbally Abusive’

 

 

SOUTH AMERICA

 

Brazil’s Ex-President ‘Lula’ Convicted on Corruption Charges

 

SOUTH KOREA 

 

South Korea Says North Korean ICBM Lacks Re-entry Capability

 

US Embassy shows support for queer festival

 

Seoul Sees 1st  Tropical Night of the Season

 

KOSPI closes above 2,400

 

[Interview] Presidential adviser calls for N. Korea to accept dialogue overture

 

Korea cautious on US’ request for FTA amendment

 

BOK revises up growth forecast to 2.8%

 

Farmers' hearts sink over dumped 8,000 tons of melons

 

Labor minister nominee quits, defense chief to take office

 

Prototype of KF-X jet radar unveiled

 

Greenpeace encourages South Korea to aim higher at 100% renewable

 

Another complaint filed against McDonald's

 

SPORTS

 

Don’t Add A Pitch Clock Unless You Want End Baseball As We Know It

 

NBA Eliminates Timeouts to Keep the Ends of Games Moving

 

Kevin Durant did not look amused after this Peyton Manning joke

 

Michelle Obama gets standing ovation at ESPYs

 

Trump threatened to sue USGA if tournament was moved from his course: report 

 

STATES

 

 

Terry McAuliffe’s Committee Pays Rent to Close Friend Dick Gephardt’s D.C. Lobbying Firm  (Governor of Virginia Terry McAuliffee (D)

 

Texas man stuck in ATM slides 'help me' note in receipt slot to bystanders

 

 

The ‘Sleaz-E-Pass’ out-of-state ripoff

 

STATE DEPARTMENT

 

US set to approve $4bn Patriot missile sale to Romania

 

Tillerson leaves Gulf with no end in sight to Qatar crisis  (US Secretary of State Rex W Tillerson)

 

US should declare the Muslim Brotherhood a terrorist organization, says John Bolton

 

SUPREME COURT 

 

Report: Obama Officials May Have ‘Hacked’ Supreme Court Justice John Roberts

 

SYRIA

 

US troops inside Raqa, ISIL Syria stronghold: Official

 

The New Silk Road will go through Syria

 

Why Team Trump needs an ‘after ISIS’ strategy

 

TAIWAN

 

Editorial: There is no place for reluctance in Taiwan’s defense

 

Chinese warships no longer in ADIZ: defense ministry

 

30 fishermen rescued from burning vessel off Durban coast

 

Elementary school student donates hair to foundation

 

A 100-fold difference in household income recorded between top and bottom brackets in Taiwan

 

 

TECHNOLOGY

 

Robert J. Samuelson: Why Robots Won't Steal All Our Jobs

 

 

TEENS

 

Major Magazine Declares To Teenagers ‘Sodomy Is Good For You, Sex With Fecal Matter Is Normal And You Should Try It’

 

 

TELEVISION

 

How ‘GMA’ hides George Stephanopoulos’ ‘little-boyish mini-legs’

 

TRADE

 

Former White House economists urge Trump not to impose emergency tariffs on steel imports

 

TREASURY DEPARTMENT

 

Monthly Federal Spending Tops $400B for First Time

 

TURKEY

 

Erdogan Could Face Arrest in Sweden After Officially Being Accused of Genocide  (Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan)

 

Turkey’s Post-Coup Purge and Erdogan’s Private Army

 

Turkish director arrested for film of Erdogan ‘execution’

 

Expelled Turkish academic returns to Ankara University as an undergraduate

 

President Erdoğan marks July 15 as nation’s turning point

 

Turkish frigate watches Greek Cyprus exploration activities in eastern Mediterranean

 

Istanbul police detain planners of deadly PKK bomb attacks

 

Racist attitudes test Turkish-EU ties: Deputy PM

 

Police detain five ‘linked to killed ISIL militants’ in Turkey’s south

 

Turkey’s current account deficit widens in May

 

Germany warns citizens in Turkey coup attempt anniversary events

 

50,510 people arrested in Gülen probe since coup attempt: Ministry

 

GE starts wind blade production in new Turkish factory

 

373 children orphaned by Turkey’s failed coup attempt, report says

 

Turkey’s unconventional energy potential is great: Valeura CEO

 

UNIONS

 

Exploiting a public crisis: Union strategy 101

 

 

UNITED KINGDOM (BRITAIN)

 

FTSE 100 scores best day since April as Yellen backs gradual pace of rate hikes

 

Medical Expert Tells Court Experimental Therapy for Charlie Gard is “Worth Trying”

 

Mysterious black ring-shaped UFOs appear in skies around the world sparking conspiracy theories

 

Judge Orders Charlie Gard’s Head Measured to Check for Brain Development

 

UK refuses to release report on funding of terrorism

 

Battle of Brexit begins: Labour threatens to sink historic Repeal Bill

 

Improbable escape from apt. 113 still haunts Grenfell fire survivors a month after deadly blaze

 

Parents storm out of U.K. courtroom in legal battle for sick son

 

Theresa May's Government could 'come apart like a chocolate orange' over Brexit, watchdog chief warns (British Prime Minister Theresa May)

 

A British railway made a 15-year-old boy its Twitter spokesman. It was total chaos, and people loved it.

 

Who is Charlie Gard, what is the disease he suffers from and what will the High Court decide today?

 

UK confirms: Won’t publish report on who funds country’s extremists — it’s critical of Theresa May

 

Terri Schiavo's brother: Charlie Gard battle reminiscent of sister

 

'Putting the government on notice': Labour threat to defeat Theresa May over Brexit bill

 

Scotland’s unemployment rate falls to 25-year low

 

Government to publish Brexit repeal bill

 

Mental health: Suicides by young people peak in exam season, report finds

 

UK university applications fall by 4%

 

Furious residents of London tower destroyed by fire accuse UK government of 'mass murder'

 

Sexism 'unchallenged' in local councils

 

Exclusive: British Gymnastics coach under investigation over athlete abuse claims

 

Teacher shortage 'may cut subject choice'

 

'Clock is ticking': EU gives UK five days to deliver on key Brexit issues

 

Schools need 68,000 extra BME teachers

 

Terror funding Report will not be published for 'national security reasons'

 

Gibraltar: King of Spain reveals hopes for new 'arrangements' with UK

 

NHS Hospitals to receive £21m to increase cybersecurity at major trauma centres

 

UNITED NATIONS

 

U.N. warned "we should all feel deeply guilty" as Yemenis die 

 

VATICAN

 

Vatican-reviewed magazine accuses Catholics of ‘hate’ for supporting Trump

 

WHITE HOUSE

 

Daily Presidential Tracking Poll

 

With ISIS out of Mosul, the White House says it's time to contain the terrorist group

 

Trump Sat Down With Pat Robertson...And They Didn't Just Talk Religion

 

Trump: I Don't Want To Spend Trillions In The Middle East, I'd Rather Fix Roads Here

 

In Trump’s Ohio Bastion, Supporters Dismiss Uproar Over Donald Jr.

 

Is Pence Prepping To Take Over For Trump? (Vice-President Mike Pence)

 

Trump Disapproval Rooted in Character Concerns

 

Trump Won't Say Whether Putin Meddled But Would Host Him in U.S.   (Russian President Vladimir V Putin)

 

Melania Trump forges own path in Paris

 

Trump Sits Down With CBN’s Pat Robertson for His First Non-Fox Interview Since May

 

White House goes on offense, slams DNC, Clintons for ‘collusion’

 

Trump: ‘I will be very angry’ if GOP senators don’t pass a health-care bill

 

With Scrutiny on Son, Politics Take a Personal Turn for Trump

 

Trump Defends Getting Along With Putin: ‘It Doesn’t Make Sense Not to Have Some Kind of a Relationship’

 

Donald Trump Jr.: The unapologetic son who courts controversy

 

West Wing Rancor as Trump Can’t Escape Russia Stories

 

Get off the Trump train before it crashes

 

Trump Intermediary Likes Silly Hats and Facebook

 

Mini-Donald’s Major Fail

 

 Roger Stone reveals initials of who he says is leaker of Donald Trump Jr.'s emails

 

White House moving to fill judicial seats, a chance to enhance Trump’s legacy

 

Trump says he didn't know about Trump Jr.'s meeting with Russian lawyer

 

At long last, the smoking Russian gun

 

Ivanka Trump welcomes Afghan girls robotics team to U.S.

 

Report: Investigators probe Trump digital operation run by Kushner

 

White House: Impeachment article 'ridiculous'

 

Golfer John Daly visits Trump, Newt Gingrich in the Oval Office

 

Vice President Pence makes case for repeal bill in Kentucky

 

For Trump and Russia, it depends on what the meaning of 'collusion' is

 

 

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