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Friday, July 14, 2017

 

CELEBRATING 241 YEARS OF LIBERTY AND FREEDOM  

 

 

 

In Today’s Issue: 

 

ABORTION

 

Oregon’s New Abortion Law Proves The Left Doesn’t Care About Consent

 

Planned Parenthood CEO Cecile Richards Will Publish an “Inspirational Memoir” Next Year

 

Judge Linked to Planned Parenthood-partnered Clinic Holds Daleiden’s Lawyers in Contempt

 

Her Doctor Gave Her Abortion Pills By Mistake and She Took Them, Thankfully Her Baby Survived

 

WashPost: ‘Illogical’ to Fight Abortion by Defunding Planned Parenthood

 

ABC and NBC Call Pro-Life Legal Organization a “Hate Group”

 

Hawaii to Force Pro-Life Pregnancy Centers to Advertise Free Abortions

 

Melinda Gates blasts Trump for not funding overseas abortions

 

Leader Pelosi, You Need to Try Harder on Abortion (House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-California)

 

Judge hears arguments in challenge to 4 abortion laws in Arkansas

 

Abortion clinic in Akron closes, leaving 8 in Ohio

 

Alabama court rules 12-year-old impregnated by relative can have abortion

 

Dominican vote opens door to possible easing of total abortion ban

 

Abortion, an increasing public health concern in Ecuador, a 10-year population-based analysis

 

India’s 20-Week Abortion Limit Questioned After Birth of Unwanted Baby

 

Massive international aid money includes abortion as ‘a tool to end poverty:’ Canadian minister

 

AFGHANISTAN

US kills leader of ISIS in Afghanistan

 

AFRICA

 

Kenya: Muslims ask Christians to “recite Islamic dogmas,” murder them when they can’t do so

 

Nigeria: Muslims murder eight people as “apostates who have left the fold of Islam”

 

AIRLINES

 

American Airlines passenger organizing boycott over man masturbating on plane

 

US airfares are taking off

 

AUSTRALIA

 

Upbeat global mood boosts ASX

 

$A seen extending rally

 

'Parabolic' rise takes Australian dollar to 2017 high

 

Widow, 96, can stay in Australia after deportation threat

 

Former law lecturer jailed over rape of international student

 

Australia urged to punish child cybersex offenders

 

DSCA approves Super Hornet upgrades, tank ammunition for Australia

 

AUTO INDUSTRY

 

2 Fiat Chrysler recalls over alternator, wiring

 

Honda recalls 1.2M Accords; battery sensors can catch fire

 

BORDER SECURITY

 

Trump's Plan for His Border Wall Gets Shorter and See-Through

 

CANADA

 

Gold stocks lead TSX index higher as loonie approaches 79 cents U.S.

 

Trudeau urges U.S. governors to resist the pull of protectionism  (Canadian Prime Minister Prime Minister Justin Trudeau)

 

Justin Trudeau to deliver keynote speech at U.S. governors meeting

 

3 found dead in burned car in wrong place, wrong time: Cops

 

If Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer wants to beat Trudeau, he’s going have to get tougher

 

Canada ranks third-last in study of health care in 11 rich countries

 

$35M lawsuit alleges racist, sexist and homophobic discrimination at CSIS

 

Art teacher arrested in alleged sexual assault of girl, 7, at Junction art studio

 

B.C. fire crews brace for windy weekend, potentially worsening conditions

 

Toronto officers caught mocking woman with Down syndrome face Police Service Act charge

 

'We want this bear alive': Thousands rally to save grizzly that's chased humans

 

Rex Murphy: Trudeau must explain how Khadr payout was a honourable act

 

'Careful your Muslim in-laws don’t behead you in your sleep for being homo'

 

John Ivison: Canada's rocket woman personifies image to which Liberals aspire

 

CAPITOL HILL

 

The One Sentence That Explains Washington Dysfunction

 

 

CHARITIES

 

Should the Government Help the Needy?

 

COMMUNIST CHINA 

 

China and North Korea again set to bend stronger U.S. to their will

 

What Liu Xiaobo's Death Says about China's Regime

 

China hits back at int’l reaction over Liu’s death

 

A Fading Alliance Between China and North Korea

 

China’s First Overseas Military Base More Critical to Trade Than War

 

China rejects criticism over dissident death

 

Scientists teleport first object ever into space

 

 What is a 'facekini'? Bizarre summer bathing trend sweeps the beach

 

Trump ‘deeply saddened’ about death of Chinese dissident Liu

 

Why Chinese leaders were afraid of a man who died in their captivity

 

Nobelist's death puts China in the record books next to Nazis

 

COMMUNIST NORTH KOREA

 

Kim Jong Un sends North Korean laborers to Russia to earn cash for regime  (Communist North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un)

 

Americans Think N.Korea Is More Dangerous Than ISIS

 

No Evidence N.Korea Used Kaesong Revenues to Build Nukes, Official Claims

 

Could North Korea turn America’s lights out? We’re living in the dark about our electric grid

 

CONGRESS

 

"What people want": Bipartisan lawmakers on health care, Russia probe

 

 GOP May Revive Push to Eliminate Obamacare Taxes on the Wealthy

 

What is a bot and how is it related to the Russia investigation?

 

 

CONGRESSIONAL BUDGET OFFICE (CBO)

 

CBO: Trump's budget doesn't balance federal ledger

 

Budget Office Casts Doubt on Trump Spending Plan

 

Yes, Virginia, You Can Cut Taxes And Deficits At The Same Time — Just Ask The CBO

 

COURTS

 

Texas man attends jury duty allegedly drunk with beer in hand

 

Black Pastors Sue Coke: 'We're Losing More People to the Sweets Than to the Streets'

 

Judge: Campus Carry Doesn’t Hurt Free Speech

 

More Soros-Funded Groups Pile on Lawsuits Against Voter Fraud Commission

 

Jury awards $7M to family of woman killed by Madison police

 

Hawaii judge rules Trump's travel ban too strict, cannot ban grandparents and other family members

 

'Walking Dead' ex-showrunner's profane, threatening emails released: 'I will start killing people'

 

DREAMer protections face demise by courts

 

Ex-Speaker Silver’s Graft Conviction Is Overturned (New York)

 

The evidence still shows Shelly Silver is guilty, guilty, guilty

 

The bar is getting higher to prosecute public corruption cases, legal analysts say (An appeals court overturned the convictions of former New York State Assembly speaker Sheldon Silver, citing the Supreme Court’s decision on former Governor Virginia Robert F McDonnell, which narrowed what qualifies as corruption.)

 

CRIME IN AMERICA

 

Two charged in deaths of 4 missing Pennsylvania men

 

Teen allegedly killed deaf mom, set home ablaze and wrote goodbye message on Facebook

 

NYPD Arrest 3 for Rape of Christian Woman Abducted Outside NYC Church

 

Person of interest in case of 4 missing Pennsylvania men confesses to murders, attorney says

 

Shock as teens arrested for alleged sex assault that thousands watched on Facebook live

 

Human remains found in possible tie to cop killing

 

Arrest made in slaying of 11-year-old girl

 

Man dies after Alabama officer uses stun gun on him

 

Big List of 86 horrific illegal-alien crimes

 

Cosmo DiNardo confesses to murders of 4 missing Pennsylvania men, will be spared death penalty, lawyer says

 

Schizophrenic confesses to murdering four missing Pennsylvania men after at least one of their bodies was found in a 12.5ft-deep grave at his parents' $5m farm 

 

Police probe abuse reports at state home for disabled

 

DEMOCRATS (MARXISTS)

 

Hillary Clinton’s Charitable Giving Dipped by Millions in 2016

 

Left-Wing Extremism Killed JFK and His Party

 

Fmr. Hillary Clinton Spokesman: Democrats Wrong in 2012 to Mock Romney’s Russia Worries

 

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

 

DeVos Hints at Changes in Title IX Enforcement (Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos)

 

DeVos' meetings over sex assault policies spark controversy   

 

Too many college students have been treated unfairly under Obama-era sexual assault policy, DeVos says

 

 

DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

 

Department of Energy Billed Taxpayers $138,000 for Engineer’s Law Degree

 

 

DEPARTMENT HOMELAND SECURITY

 

Homeland Security Tests New Program at JFK to Prevent ‘Vacation Cutting’

 

DHS Is Looking At Using Unmanned Vehicles Along The Border

 

 

DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

 

US charging in health fraud schemes worth $1.3 billion

 

Lynch distances herself from Russian lawyer after Trump attack  (Former US Attorney General Loretta Lynch)

 

What Robert Mueller Learned From Enron (Justice Department special counsel former FBI Director Robert Mueller)

 

Preet Bharara’s victories keep melting away

 

EARTHQUAKE


Earthquake fault maps for Beverly Hills, Santa Monica and other Westside areas could bring development restrictions 
(California)

 

 

ECONOMY

 

U.S. stocks close higher, several indexes end at records, led by tech gains

 

Wall Street gains capped by big banks' tepid forecasts

 

S&P 500 Hits Record High

 

Cheaper gas, wireless plans steady US inflation

 

US retail sales fall for a 2nd   month as consumers pull back

 

Treasury yields tumble after weaker-than-expected retail sales, inflation

 

Official Washington doubts Trump's 3 percent growth target

 

Asian Stocks Head for Strongest Week Since March: Markets Wrap

 

Cautious Fed lifts stocks to record high, investors eye earnings boost

 

Bulls Are Back: Yellen Spurs Emerging-Market Stock Surge  (Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen)

 

Gold marks highest finish of the month

 

Forecast of weak economic growth raises questions for Trump’s agenda

 

Dollar slumps to 10-month low after weak read on inflation

 

EDUCATION

 

Professor Loses It After Seeing Empty Classroom

 

Ideological Tribalism: Graduating Stepford Students

 

Professor Endures Title IX Investigation For 'Trump Dump' Art Exhibit. Wait. WHAT?

 

Huh? ACLU Defended Radical Muslim Linda Sarsour and Sharia Law

 

Harvard Goes Full Dean Wormer in Banning Frats

 

Debating the Value of Full-Time Professors

 

Yes, people notice when the fascist left starts calling the campus shots

 

Proliferating Partnerships (Interest is high in public-private partnerships, which are allowing universities to pursue new types of financing and projects. But speakers warn that they aren’t a magic bullet.)

 

Expanded ‘forever’ GI Bill poised for quick action in Congress

 

Officials probe allegations of sexual misconduct at elite boarding school

 

Israel Looks to Asia (Opening of Israeli university in China reflects closer ties in countries not interested in boycott movement.)

 

In wake of critical audit, UC regents take a close look at president's budget

 

Harvard’s plan to make sure undergrads never grow up

 

Kaplan-Owned Coding Boot Camp Will Close (Dev Bootcamp, an early skills-training provider for software developers, struggled to find a viable business model. Experts predict other boot-camp closures or consolidations.)

 

EGYPT

 

Stabbing attack on tourists at Egyptian Red Sea resort

 

IMF approves second tranche of Egypt loan

 

Fearing more terror attacks, Egypt churches suspend activities

 

Egypt's churches suspend pilgrimages, trips amid fear of attacks

 

ELECTION 2016

 

Trouble in Trump County, USA (An Indiana community typifies the working-class struggles that shaped the 2016 election.)

 

Breaking: Hillary Campaign Used Phony Information Obtained Through Collusion w/ KREMLIN To Damage Trump Campaign

 

ENERGY

 

Oil ends higher to tally a gain of more than 5% for the week

 

Energy Prices

 

Alaska Approval for oil drilling in Arctic waters prompts fears for marine life

 

EUROPE

 

Southern Europe swelters as heatwave sparks wildfires and closes tourist sites

 

EUROPEAN UNION

 

European stocks weighed down by bank shares, but log best week in 2 months

 

Anti-Islamization Activists Wake up Mayor With 5am Muslim Call to Prayer (Denmark)

 

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

 

Belgium: Muslim cleric’s son admits to jihad plot to murder police officers

 

Balearic islands ask EU to ban alcohol on flights

 

EUTHANASIA

 

You’re the Next Charlie Gard if Government Gets to Decide Whether Your Quality of Life is Good Enough

 

FEDERAL BUDGET

 

President Trump’s Budget Would Reduce Deficit By $160 Billion and Increase GDP Growth

 

FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION (FBI) 

 

 

FBI probe of Bernie Sanders' wife closely tracks Hillary's secret campaign plan

 

 

FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION (FCC)

 

Russians have their say in net neutrality battle

 

Poll: Trump Voters Love Net Neutrality

 

FINANCIAL INDUSTRY

 

JPMorgan's Dimon: Being an American 'Almost an Embarrassment'

 

FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION (FDA)

 

Novel cancer treatment wins endorsement of FDA advisers

 

FDA OKs new Johnson & Johnson treatment for psoriasis

 

Panel calls on FDA to review safety of opioid painkillers

 

FRANCE

 

President Trump got a taste of French independence during Bastille Day celebrations

 

Macron tells Trump 'nothing will ever separate' France and US (French President Emmanuel Macron)

 

Watch: French military band dazzles Macron, Trump with Daft Punk rendition

 

Will Macron's Overhaul of the French Economy Succeed?

 

 Paris Pals — and the Mysterious Jim

 

Charlotte Gill: By hosting Donald Trump, Macron has made a fool of the UK

 

Ooh la la! CNN anchor mistakes the Star Spangled Banner for the French national anthem for live on air

 

Trump and Macron, once cast as adversaries, spend a day filled with backslaps, knee pats and a determination to find common ground  (French President Emmanuel Macron)

 

Visiting French president, Trump publicly downplays furor at home over Russia connections

 

When Trump Meets Jupiter in Paris  (US President Donald Trump and French President Emmanuel Macron have something in common — an exalted view of their presidencies’ powers. But they couldn’t be more different.)

 

France: Muslim playwright glorifies the murderer of three French Jewish children in play

 

French President Macron and POTUS Trump Pledge to Eradicate Terrorism on Eve of Bastille Day

 

Hands above the table! The Trumps and the Macrons dine at the Eiffel Tower - after president told French first lady: 'You're in such good shape.'

 

'You're in such good shape! Beautiful!' What Trump told Brigitte Macron, 64, after awkward embrace when he refused to let her go

 

French protesters set up ‘No Trump Zone’ in Paris

 

GERMANY

 

Migrants Continue to Enrich Germany with TB, Leprosy, Rubella, Typhus and Whooping Cough

 

How Hamburg Failed to Protect Its Citizens

 

Germany expecting up to 300,000 more Muslim migrants in 2017 through family reunification rules

 

35 investigations launched over police actions during G20 protests

 

Germany: “Junior jihadi” was put in care of known Salafi psychologist

 

Merkel vs. Trump on Climate Change  (German Chancellor Angela Merkel)

 

GLOBAL WARMING

 

Black Activists Call Out Al Gore For Comparing Climate Change To Slavery

 

A climate roadmap for President Trump

 

Al Gore: Global warming fight like slavery, civil rights

 

Gov. Jerry Brown (D-California) says the existence of humanity rests on his climate change deal

 

GOP

 

Russia isn't stopping these Republicans from running toward President Trump

 

 

GREECE

 

Man jailed, 2 out on bail in connection with American tourist's death

 

HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

 

Obamacare Express: How ‘Gun to the Head’ Turned Into Runaway Locomotive

 

Obamacare Is Not Collapsing, Imploding or Exploding

 

 

HEALTH CARE

 

Opioid, Schmopioid

 

 

HISTORY

 

The Gathering Storm vs. the Crisis of Confidence

 

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

 

House passes bill that includes $705m for US-Israel missile defense cooperation

 

House GOP weighs massive partisan spending bill

 

GOP Rep. Dave Brat: We’ve Gotten ‘A Little Hysterical’ About Russia (US Representative of Virginia David Brat(R)

 

Pelosi suggests Dems will relent on Russia sanctions bill (House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-California)

 

House rejects controversial study of Islam

 

Pro-Life Congressman Steve Scalise Upgraded to ‘Fair’ Condition; Undergoes Another Surgery (House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R- Louisiana)

 

U.S. lawmaker calls for hearing on Amazon's Whole Foods deal

 

Rep. Yoho: U.S. Needs to Take ISIS Threat in Southeast Asia More Seriously

 

Rep. Peter Roskam: Two years after the Iran deal, time for Trump and Congress to get tough

 

Ryan: House will modernize dress code  (Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-Wisconsin)

 

Former staffers charged with distributing nude photos of House member

 

With Scalise still on the mend, lawmakers break promises of toning down partisan rhetoric (House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R- Louisiana)

 

Ex-DNC chair Debbie Wasserman Schulz launches bid to strip Jared of security clearance (after leaving the Democratic servers open to hacking and turning down offer of assistance) (US Representative of Florida Debbie Wasserman Schultz)

 

IMMIGRATION

 

Pew: Christian Refugees Outnumber Muslims Under Trump

 

Trump’s Admirable but Unlikely Goals on Immigration

 

7 Priorities for Trump’s Legal Immigration Overhaul


IMMIGRATION AND CUSTOMS ENFORCEMENT (ICE)

 

DOJ, DHS Deny Aid to Family of Wounded ICE Agent While Bankrolling Extradition of Cartel Member’s Family

 

 

INDIA

 

No porn in school: CBSE asked to install jammers to block websites on campuses

 

Vietnam tugs India into the South China Sea

 

PM Modi reviews FDI policy

 

Demon Possessed Hindus Riot Across India, Beat And Murder Christians For Claims Of Eating Beef

 

102 terrorists killed in J&K in 2017, more on hit list

 

India taking diplomatic route to solve border crisis with China in Dokla

 

Assam flood toll climbs to 52; railways joins relief operations

 

India engaged in negotiations with China on Sikkim standoff: Govt tells Oppn at all-party meet

 

India, Pak should resolve Kashmir issue through talks: UN chief

 

Muslim women molested, family assaulted, robbed on train in UP’s Mainpuri

 

INDONESIA

 

Indonesia renames part of S. China Sea, Beijing calls move ‘meaningless’

 

IRAN

 

Two years on, nuclear deal has fewer friends in US and Iran

 

Harsh Punishments Meted Out to Christians in Iran as Tehran Sends Chilling Signal

 

The Ayatollah’s billion-dollar Alaskan bag man

 

Two Muslims Come To Christ, Police Arrest The Men And Islamic Court Sentences Them To Decades In Prison

 

Iranian researcher: Political past not related to US work

 

IRAQ

 

ISIS ravaged their homeland. Now, these Iraqi Christians are pleading with the world for help.

 

Why Victory in Mosul Is Overblown

 

Mosul residents face mass persecution for alleged Isis collaboration

 

ISLAM

 

An Unhinged Linda Sarsour Lashes Out at the “Zionist Media”

 

Linda Sarsour, Islam defender, Trump attacker, plays victim  (Linda Sarsour, defender of all things Islam and hater of all things President Donald Trump, set the conservative world on notice that she’s taking names and taking numbers.)

 

Linda Sarsour declares legal jihadagainst her critics

 

Bacon used in vandalism at Tennessee Islamic Center

 

Shariah’s Winding Path Into Modernity

 

Man who infiltrated Muslim group: Islam is the problem

 

The question about Islam that has vexed the world for a decade

 

 

ISRAEL

 

Israeli-“Palestinian” Arab Conflict Briefing     (Friday, July 14, 2017)

 

Waqf official may have aided Israeli-Arab terrorists in Temple Mount attack — report

 

 Israel outraged by Jordan's reaction to terror attack

 

Jerusalem attacker on Facebook: ‘Tomorrow’s smile will be more beautiful’

 

Palestinian Authority Holds Military Funeral For Terrorist

 

Police release footage showing first moments of Temple Mount attack

 

Palestinians fear Al-Aqsa closure following attack could affect status quo at holy site

 

Hamas, Islamic Jihad lavish praise on ‘heroic’ Temple Mount shooting

 

Hundreds gather for funeral of 18-year-old Palestinian killed during Israeli army raid

 

Terror in Old City is all too familiar, but Friday’s attack was something else

 

3-year-old child dies in Gaza after PA delays referral for treatment in Israel

 

Families, friends mourn ‘beloved’ cops killed in Temple Mount attack

 

After being detained by Israeli forces during prayer, Jerusalem mufti released on bail

 

Haiel Sitawe, 30, and Kamil Shnaan, 22, named as officers slain at Temple Mount

 

Abbas condemns Jerusalem attack, calls on Israel to reopen al-Aqsa (“Palestinian” Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas)

 

Al Jazeera fails to mention attack as it reports on 'three killed Palestinians'

 

Israel frees Jerusalem grand mufti after brief detainment in wake of attack

 

Canada backtracks on labeling wine from the West Bank (Judea and Samaria)

 

World reacts to Jerusalem terror as officers are laid to rest

 

Head of Israel’s Arab party rejects armed struggle after Old City terror attack

 

Amid deadly Temple Mount terror attack, Netanyahu resists calls to change status quo (Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu)

 

Police officers murdered in Temple Mount terror attack laid to rest

 

Temple Mount killers aimed to set the Middle East ablaze

 

Jordan demands Israel reopen mosque

 

Israel Police closures around Jerusalem's Old City aim to ease tensions

 

After Jerusalem attack, Gabbay urges ‘heavy hand’ against terrorists

 

Temple Mount to be reopened Sunday

 

Infant among 3 lightly injured in firebomb attack in Jerusalem

 

Lieberman to set up defense procurement  (Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman)

 

Jerusalem's Temple Mount Shut Down After 5 Dead in 'Allahu Akbar' Terror Attack

 

Three wounded in shooting terror attack near Temple Mount

 

Watch: Neutralized terrorists stands back up and gets eliminated

 

Terror on Temple Mt. 3 Israelis shot

 

Terror attack in Jerusalem

 

Breaking: Shooting attack at Jerusalem's Temple Mount; 3 injured

 

Another Israeli Checkpoint ‘Humiliates’ Arab Terrorists

 

Three hurt in terror attack at Lions' Gate, terrorists killed

 

Taxpayer Support for Palestinian Terrorist Salaries Becoming Impossible to Defend

 

 

JAPAN

 

Fukushima’s radioactive water to be released into ocean under new plan

 

 

LOBBYISTS

 

U.S. officials probing Russian lobbyist who met Trump team

 

MARIJUANA

 

Dozens OD on synthetic marijuana in one town

 

MEDIA 

 

ABC News: Christians who defend religious liberty are 'hate group'

 

Dobbs: Deep State Trying to Destroy President Trump, Break Will of American People

 

Today’s Fake CNN News: ‘Let’s Blow Up Russia’

 

Media, Dems Ignore Hillary Ukraine Collusion

 

Newsweek Dabbles in ‘President Hillary’ Fan Fiction

 

Sharyl Attkisson Exposes Big Media in The Smear

 

The Media’s Endless Anti-Trump Show Trial

 

MSNBC hosts laugh at Marc Kasowitz's expense after his profanity-laced email rant

 

ABC, NBC under fire after smearing Christian organization as a “hate group”

 

Democrats' Real, Pervasive Collusion With Russia Somehow Lost In Media's Hysterical Anti-Trump Campaign

 

Broadcasters obsess over Trump Jr., ignore ‘Hillary Clinton’s Russia-Uranium scandal’ study says

 

'ABC News has committed journalistic malpractice'

 

MEDICAID

 

Rural Kentucky residents fear proposed Medicaid cuts

 

MEXICO

 

Eleven killed at Mexico children's party

 

MIDDLE EAST

 

Saudi King Salman, Trump, discuss Qatar dispute

 

 

Trump’s Yemen Policy Is Immoral and Counterproductive

 

MILITARY

 

The true scale of damage to doomed USS Fitzgerald is revealed: New photos show the hole beneath the waterline that was punched by cargo ship killing seven sailors

 

Hawaii soldier thought US government behind 9/11 attacks

 

Humvee disaster brings charges, reprimand

 

Pentagon to keep paying for sex-change surgeries

 

House rejects attempt to ban transgender surgery for troops

 

Senators begin negotiations on new VA Choice Program

 

On crashed military plane: 1 long wanted to be a Marine, 1 close to retiring

 

House rejects proposal to declassify info about experiments on troops

 

 

MISSILE DEFENSE

 

Chinese spy ship lurks off coast of Alaska during missile defense test

 

Intelligence Report Warns of Growing Missile Threats

 

NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR THE ARTS (NEA)

 

Pelosi: Trump's Call to Eliminate the National Endowment for the Arts is a 'Foolish Proposal'  (House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-California )

 

NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION (NASA)

 

NASA bombshell: Government agency admits it can't pay for humans to go to Mars

 

Moon dust collected by Neil Armstrong to be auctioned

 

 

NORTH ATLANTIC TREATY ORGANIZATION (NATO)

 

NATO warns Russia to honour war games promises

 

NATO Creates Propaganda Film Honoring The Nazis, Now The Russian Government Is Enraged. This Is All A Sign That Nazism Is On The Rise

 

NUTRITION

 

Most Macaroni and Cheese Products Contain These Chemicals, Study Finds

 

PAKISTAN

 

With Pakistan As Base, Al Qaeda In Indian Subcontinent Getting More Active: Experts

 

China to form SEZs along CPEC route

 

Muslim Terrorists Butcher Two Chinese Christians For Preaching The Gospel To Muslims

 

Federal cabinet gave vote of confidence to Nawaz Sharif (Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif)

 

 

PHILIPPINES

 

Has Duterte’s China engagement backfired? (President Rodrigo Duterte) 

 

Exclusive: Trump conflict of interest concerns over law firm run by Philippine official

 

POLITICAL CORRECTNESS

 

Now cleaning poop off sidewalks called racially insensitive

 

POSTAL SERVICE

 

U.S. Postal Service suspends service to Glassell Park's notorious Drew Street after shooting (California)

 

RELIGION IN AMERICA

 

How Evangelicals Invented Liberals’ Favorite Legal Doctrine

 

REPUBLICAN NATIONAL COMMITTEE (RNC)

 

Trump allies pushing RNC to cover legal fees of Russia investigations

 

RUSSIA

 

Russian Foreign Ministry Says it Suffered ‘Large-Scale’ Cyber Attack

 

Private Email of Top U.S. Russia Intelligence Official Hacked (As concerns about cyberattacks grow, hackers are going after Russia wonks.)

 

Russia threatens retaliation in U.S. diplomatic row

 

Russian Scientist Predicts Plummet in Global Life Expectancy

 

Putin's Spokesman: 'The New York Times' Are Fairy-Tale Tellers (Russian President Vladimir V Putin)

 

A Grim Centennial: The Russia That Could Have Been

 

Russia's FM Lavrov: 'Russia Did Its Homework Diligently In Clearing Up The Cold War Debris'

 

Russia skullduggery: Trump Jr. vs. Ted Kennedy

 

Russian aircraft designer reveals details of MIG-35 demonstration flight


Trump Jr. pitch was part of broad Russian effort

 

Kremlin not familiar with alleged mediator named in Trump Jr-Russian lawyer meeting


Russia baiters and Putin haters

 

SpaceX set to ‘swallow up’ Russia’s share on global space launch market


Report: GOP Operative Seeking Russian Hackers Died in Mysterious Suicide

 

Putin believes Trump’s most important quality is ability to listen to his interlocutor

 

Russia, mulling expulsions, says too many U.S. spies work in Moscow

 

TIME Mag Cheered US Interference in Russian Election in 1996

 

SAME-SEX UNIONS

 

'Gays' still trying to punish marriage-defending clerk Kim Davis ('The Commonwealth of Kentucky has moved on.')

 

 

SENATE

 

Senate Republicans one vote away from Obamacare repeal failure

 

GOP Senate Bill Would Cover Pre-Existing Conditions And Drive Down Premiums

 

The Senate's delayed recess means voters have fewer chances to talk to their representatives

 

N.Y., Maryland Senators: Don't Give Compounds Back to Russian Government

 

Rand Paul Thinks the GOP’s New Health Care Bill Is Worse Than Obamacare (US Senator of Kentucky Rand Paul (R)

 

Joe Donnelly(D-Indiana)  Increased Investment in Family Business After Shift to Mexican Labor

 

American Rock Star for US Senate?

 

Warren Fundraises for Her Campaign Off of Kid Rock Run for Senate (US Senator of Massachusetts Elizabeth Warren (D)

 

Defenders of Obamacare's Medicaid Status Quo Should Be Forced to Answer These Tough Questions

 

Co-founder of firm behind Trump-Russia dossier will not appear for scheduled Senate testimony: Report

 

Revised health bill may not be enough to win over moderates, conservatives

 

What is the 'blue slip,' and should it be reformed?

 

Lewandowski on Russia probes: 'I have nothing to hide'

 

Nevada governor expresses 'great concern' over new health bill

 

Top Senate Intel Dem fears Trump will pardon those convicted in Russia probe

 

Sen. Bennet: Putin couldn't ask for a better friend than Trump  (US Senator of Colorado Michael F Bennet (D)

 

Senate GOP may not use CBO to score Cruz amendment  (US Senator of Texas Ted Cruz (R)

 

Analysis: Whip count shows where Senate Republicans stand on bill

 

5 hurdles to Senate passage of revised health care bill

 

4 Democratic senators call for keeping Russian compounds closed

 

G.O.P.’s New Health Measure Faces Skeptical Senators

 

Five takeaways from the GOP's healthcare reboot

 

Doubts linger in GOP after release of new health-care bill

 

The new Senate health-care bill may be worse than the old one

 

Chuck Schumer blocks John McCain's attempts to get a floor vote on Pentagon nominee

 

Republican leaders try to flip wary centrists on healthcare bill

 

Senate Republicans don't trust leaders' Obamacare repeal process

 

Republican leaders try to flip wary centrists on healthcare bill

 

SOCIAL MEDIA

 

Sexual assault streamed on Facebook Live 'shows dark side of social media'

 

 

SOCIAL SECURITY

 

Trustees project biggest Social Security increase in years

 

 

SOUTH AMERICA

 

Brazil president wins charges reprieve

 

SOUTH KOREA 

 

Seoul can leverage N. Korea issue for FTA talks with US

 

U.S. Makes Formal Request to Revise FTA

 

New defense chief vows reform amid North Korea crisis

 

BOK Raises Growth Forecast Again

 

[Interview] Lesbian politician speaks about life, political ambition

 

Blue House document trove bolsters evidence against Park  (Former President Park Geun-hye)

 

Korea's biggest queer festival kicks off Friday

 

US soldier arrested for rape

 

Korea plans to buy US ship used for Hungnam Evacuation

 

SOUTHERN POVERTY LAW CENTER

 

Media Beware: The Southern Poverty Law Center Has Become a Dangerous Joke

 

SPAIN

 

Spain expects another bumper year for tourism

 

 

SPORTS

 

Teenage star sprinter and biology student at Johns Hopkins University is found dead near the Baltimore campus

 

MMA tactics could mean stiff fines for McGregor

 

DraftKings and FanDuel call off their merger

 

Knicks, Scott Perry agree to terms for GM job

 

MLB trade deadline: Who's buying and selling now

 

Before Venus and Serena, another tennis diva ruled Wimbledon — in red lipstick, sipping cognac between sets 

 

STATES

 

 

200-foot-wide sinkhole swallows 2 Florida houses

 

Explosion sparks massive fire at Pennsylvania salvage yard

 

L.A.'s streets have become a de facto toilet. We need more public restrooms  (California)

 

New York Airbnb host who canceled a reservation because the tenant was Asian is fined $5,000 and forced to take a college course in Asian-American studies

 

Oregon highway 'slimed' as eels from overturned lorry cover cars with gooey mess

 

Political sewer is New York state's ultimate disgrace

 

 

SYRIA

 

US: Russia willing to deploy monitors for Syria ceasefire

 

Making Peace With Assad’s State of Barbarism (As Donald Trump and Emmanuel Macron signal they're not after regime change in Damascus, both leaders should remember there's a price to keeping Assad in power.)

 

 

TAIWAN

 

House of flying sofa chairs: Taiwan legislature sees second day of violence

 

Taiwanese mourn Nobel laureate’s passing

 

How Taiwan Quietly Gained on China in Global Diplomatic Rivalry

 

Lack of cross-strait dialogue a concern: AIT

 

China warns Taiwan president over 'very dangerous' remarks

 

Air force marks 25th  anniversary of home-grown jets

 

 TECHNOLOGY

 

Even the tech community is worried about AI stealing jobs

 

Robots are Inventing Their Own Languages

 

Sexism and Silicon Valley: Women can't raise cash and now we have one more reason why

 

TERRORISM

 

Get ready, America: Vehicles as weapons of terror are coming here, too

 

Experts: ISIS Diaspora a Looming Threat to Europe, America

 

James Zogby: Proud of His Shame  (An “untrustworthy” apologist for Islamic terror betrays a human rights group to lionize himself.)

 

THAILAND

 

With arms and invites, US lightens up on Thailand

 

THINK TANKS

 

Think Tank: Reconsider Caring For Your Kids Because Money Matters Most

 

 

TRANSGENDER MOVEMENT

 

Entire Police Dept Faces Special Training After Cop 'Mis-Genders' Trans Person 

 

 

TURKEY

 

Turks grow increasingly restive over Erdogan’s crackdowns in year after coup attempt

 

Turkish citizens lament year of turmoil after failed coup of Erdogan (Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan)

 

Robert Fisk: Gulen facing extradition to Turkey by Trump – he should read up about his country

 

Turkey's trauma after 'night of the tanks'

 

Turkey refuses German lawmarkers’ permission to visit NATO base in Konya: Report

 

July 15 coup attempt inhumane act targeting Turkey’s democracy: Doğan Holding

 

EU ‘stands in solidarity with Turkey,’ marks first year of failed coup

 

US continues to support Turkey’s efforts to bring those responsible for coup attempt to justice: Ambassador

 

July 15 coup was a grave violation of human rights: Erdoğan

 

Turkey still expects int’l support and solidarity one year after coup attempt: EU Minister

 

Turkish resort of Antalya expects over 750,000 Ukrainian tourists this year

 

Turkish artillery shells PYD positions in northern Syria after harassment fire

 

Turkish court sentences teacher to 82.5 years in prison for sexual abuse after massive efforts by ambitious teacher

 

Turkey says demands to shut down base in Qatar unacceptable

 

Turkey’s detention of human rights activists aims to create intimidation, Amnesty International says 

 

 

UNITED KINGDOM (BRITAIN)

 

FTSE 100 knocked back as banks fall, pound surges

 

UK: Muslim sought for sexually assaulting a 16-year-old girl on a train

 

UN Convention On Child Rights: Why A Hospital Is Fighting So Hard To Kill A Baby (Find out the truth about Charlie Gard)

 

UK: 5 jihad terror attacks thwarted in last few weeks, one within minutes of being carried out

 

UK Hasidic school faced with closure for not teaching LGBT

 

Charlie Gard: US doctor will travel to UK to assess ill infant

 

Acid becoming weapon of choice among teens in London amid growing attacks

 

2 UK police forces team up to launch drone unit

 

London Mayor Warns Home Secretary Hezbollah ‘Actively Celebrated’ Due to Legal Loophole

 

Charlie Gard can be saved, says US professor called in by White House 

 

Charlie Gard's parents, judge clash in life-or-death hearing

 

Sharia UK: Burger vendor taken to court, fined for “hate speech” for criticizing Islam

 

Meet Charlie Gard's army as they take on Britain’s courts and doctors

 

Middle-class children 'being groomed to sell drugs'

 

I decided to quit before election  (The outgoing Lib Dem leader denies deceiving voters by continuing to campaign.)

 

'Naked power grab': Scottish and Welsh leaders dismiss repeal bill

 

Arrest after five linked acid attacks

 

UK tycoon to testify Russia lawyer seen by Trump Jr linked to Steele dossier firm

 

Health Dementia and Alzheimer’s main cause of death for women, says Public Health England

 

Nicola Sturgeon calls Brexit Repeal Bill a ‘naked power grab’  (Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon)

 

Grenfell Tower fire: Building control warned about refit insulation plan

 

Student death punch man's bail 'flawed'

 

Brexit: Britons' rights in Europe 'must not surpass rights of EU citizens in UK'

 

'No progress' on rail travel satisfaction

 

Brexit blamed for 4% fall in EU university applicants

 

Waste, not crops, key to UK biofuels

 

Neuroscience: Scientists discover brain's neural switch for becoming an alpha male

 

Sir David Attenborough: even common British butterflies are now dying out

 

Theresa May accused of trying to scrap people's rights after Brexit   (British Prime Minister Theresa May)

 

UNITED NATIONS

 

UN Ambassador Nikki Haley To Meet With … Caitlyn Jenner?

 

 

UNITED STATES

 

Woman's selfie causes $200,000 of damage to LA art exhibit

 

VATICAN

 

Cardinal Zen: Pope Francis’ Vatican is backing a ‘fake’ church in China

 

Pope compares US to North Korea: Both have ‘distorted view of the world’

 

 

VENEZUELA 

 

Fugitive Venezuelan pilot reappears

 

WHITE HOUSE

 

Daily Presidential Tracking Poll

 

Report: Former Soviet Counter Intelligence Official at Trump Jr. Meeting

 

Mystery solved? Timeline shows how Russian lawyer got into US for Trump Jr. meeting

 

Trump Jr.'s Email: Want to Talk about Treason? Okay...

 

Was Don Jr. Set Up by the Democrats?

 

Trump Tower meeting had more people in the room

 

How Trump Fed Polish Nationalists' Selective Memory

 

Trump Hires Lawyer Ty Cobb for Russia Probes Response

 

The NeverTrump Outrage of a Disappointed Elite

 

Who’s Colluding With Whom? (The narrative of the meeting with Donald Trump Jr. and the “Russian Lawyer” doesn’t pass the smell test.)

 

Trump says health care reform "more difficult" than solving the Israeli-Palestinian conflict

 

On Politics Trump lawyer Marc Kasowitz fires off profane emails

 

In Trump’s world, innocence is proved by guilt

 

Trump says he wants ‘comprehensive immigration plan’ but country isn’t ready

 

Trump Backed Off Putin to Avoid a ‘Fistfight,’ He Jokes (Russian President Vladimir V Putin)

 

 Steve Bannon incorrectly reports $2 million mortgage debt in White House financial disclosure: Report

 

Excerpts from Trump’s conversation with reporters on Air Force One

 

David Axelrod: Donald Trump Jr.'s meeting with Russian lawyer 'very close to espionage'

 

Ivanka and Jared begin the plunge from grace

 

Trump taps industry lawyer to lead energy commission

 

Bungled collusion is still collusion

 

Fact check: Donald Trump Jr.’s evolving statements

 

The Trump Vision for America Abroad

 

Trump will claim health care win — or shift blame

 

Trump: Not joking about solar wall

 

All Roads Now Lead to Kushner

 

Bush, Clinton's presidential advice: Be humble in victory

 

Trump's lawyers knew about Trump Jr. emails weeks ago: report

 

Trump’s legal team struggles with a client who won’t follow instructions or show discipline

 

What would Lincoln think of Trump?

 

Why ‘about to be fired’ is practically Reince Preibus’ job (White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus)

 

Big tobacco in the US Companies tighten hold on Washington under Trump  

 

Spare me your Donald Jr. indignation

 

WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION (WHO)

 

Female Genital Mutilation, a Hidden Violation of 200 Million Women and Girls 

 

 

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