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Sunday, July 15, 2018

 

CELEBRATING 242 YEARS OF LIBERTY AND FREEDOM  

 

 

 

 

In Today’s Issue: 

 

ABORTION

 

Opinion: What the cave boys teach us about abortion

 

AG Herring files motion defending Virginia's abortion laws

 

Terri Lovell | The Left's Obsession with Abortion

 

Withholding family planning and abortion information is draconian and backward

 

Can Only Physicians Provide Abortions? In Certain States, Laws Restrict Care

 

Donald Trump Says Abortion 'Vote' Could Happen, Falsely Claims It’s '50/50 Question in This Country'

 

Abortion is a Normal Part of Everyday Life

 

AFGHANISTAN

 

White House Orders Direct Taliban Talks to Jump-Start Afghan Negotiations

 

 

AFRICA

 

Ultra-sensitive radio telescope debuts in South Africa

 

Obama is in Kenya for his sister's project. Then he's off to South Africa

 

 

AUSTRALIA

 

How government inaction fuelled Australia's renewable energy boom

 

Liberal Dean Smith says lower immigration would give Australia 'time to breathe'

 

 

BIG GOVERNMENT

 

When Deep Staters are finally exposed

 

CANADA

 

Canadian tourists still visiting US despite trade conflict

 

Almost every part of Canada's largest national park is deteriorating, a federal study says...

 

 

CENTRAL AMERICA

 

‘They are shooting at a church’: Inside the 15-hour siege by Nicaraguan paramilitaries on university students

 

 

COMMUNIST CHINA 

 

Parents defy communists, homeschool their kids

 

 

COMMUNIST NORTH KOREA

 

U.S., North Korea meet to discuss remains of soldiers from Korean War: Yonhap

 

US, North Korea hold talks at DMZ about return of Korean War veterans' remains

 

COURTS 

 

Judge releases 884K more items seized from Cohen to prosecutors

 

Court slaps university hardfor denying student due process

 

MS-13 gang members in US illegally indicted in Texas

 

Federal judge calls Friday filing by HHS ‘cover’ for its failings in reunification process

 

CRIME IN AMERICA

 

Chicago cop put on desk duty after fatal shooting

 

Chicago police release video of deadly shooting amid protests

 

Officer and bystander shot dead near Boston

 

DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL COMMITTEE (DNC)

 

Ex-CIA officer: Prosecution of Russians indicted for DNC hack 'ain't ever going to happen'

 

DEMOCRATS (MARXISTS)

 

Hillary Clinton hits Trump over Putin summit, with a World Cup reference

 

DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

 

Russian tech whiz claims Mueller indictment of Kremlin officers vindicates him  (Justice Department special counsel former FBI Director Robert Mueller)

 

More indictments in the Russia investigation? #ButHisTexts!

 

For Mueller, pushing to finish parts of Russia probe, question of American involvement remains

 

Mueller could subpoena Trump. But it’s not worth the chaos that would follow.

 

EDUCATION

 

State's big guns side with students in faith fight against university

 

L.A. Unified School District wisely cools its heels on a parcel tax 

 

EUROPE

 

An 11-million-ton iceberg is threatening a tiny village in Greenland

 

 

EUROPEAN UNION

 

Passengers hospitalized after flight plummets

 

FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION (FBI) 

 

FBI employees' support for their leadership drops, survey shows

 

Peter Strzok’s arrogance is the product of a corrupt FBI

 

 

FRANCE

 

'We Are United': France's World Cup Win Brings Together a Nation

 

 Looters, violence and road accidents tarnish French World Cup party

 

GERMANY

 

Germans fear Donald Trump more than Vladimir Putin, poll finds 

 

Germany tells Italy it will take 50 migrants from Frontex ships

 

Germany: More than half of deportees go missing

 

Germany opens Opel probe in 'dieselgate' scandal

 

 

HAITI

 

Haiti's prime minister resigns amid fuel price hike fallout

 

HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

 

HHS defends lesser vetting for migrant families

 

HHS defends decision to shorten family reunification vetting process

 

HEALTH CARE

 

A Medical Mystery: Why Did He Develop ‘Brain Sloshing’?

 

 

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

 

Five GOP lawmakers mulling bid to lead conservative caucus

 

House Republicans take first steps to impeach Rod Rosenstein (Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein)

 

This House race could be a bellwether for the midterms

 

Gowdy to Trump: Ask Putin where "we can pick up the 25 Russians"  (US Representative of South Carolina Trey Gowdy (R)

 

Crowley says stunning loss to Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez "is on me"

 

 

INDIA

 

Apple sold fewer than 1 million iPhones in India in the first half of 2018: report

 

 

 

ISRAEL

 

Parents 'proud' of son for recruiting bombers who killed 14

 

MEDIA 

 

Trump, Putin mocked by Finnish newspaper billboards over freedom of the press

 

 

MILITARY

 

3-D printing cuts Air Force’s cost for toilet cover from $10,000 to $300

 

Veterans, military widows slam Sacha Baron Cohen for impersonating wounded warrior

 

Mississippi honors Marine plane crash victims with memorial

 

US troops to begin aid mission on S. Pacific island China reportedly eyed for overseas base

 

He's 63, just joined the Navy and says, 'I'm in my prime'

 

A guardsman and former police officer killed an active shooter, but it's not as simple as it sounds

 

RIMPAC under watch by Chinese spy vessel

 

NATIONAL PARKS SERVICE

 

Wildfire shuts down key route to Yosemite National Park

 

PAKISTAN

 

Pakistan opens terrorism investigation against ex-PM's party 10 days before election

 

Amir Khan to donate Rs1 million for construction of dams in Pakistan

 

New video of  Mastung election rally bombing surfaces as death toll hits 149 

 

RELIGION IN AMERICA

 

The Bible remains a ‘powerful, transformative tool’ in American culture: Poll

 

RUSSIA

 

The most surreal Russia-US summit

 

Crossed Signals on Russia Show a President Untethered

 

With Trump strategy unclear, U.S. allies turn to Moscow to secure their interests in Syria

 

SENATE

 

Should Democrats Have Saved Their Filibuster?

 

Kavanaugh paper chase heats up  (Supreme Court nominee)

 

Dem infighting erupts over Supreme Court pick

 

Dems: Trump must take Putin to task on election meddling

 

California Democrats endorse Kevin de León in rebuke of Dianne Feinstein(US Senator of California Dianne Feinstein (D) 

 

SEXUAL HARASSMENT

 

2nd  Planet Fitness accused of letting men into female locker

 

SOCIAL MEDIA

 

Is this a political ad? Facebook thinks so

 

SOUTH KOREA 

 

For South Korean conservatives, Trump adds to deep political problems

 

 

SPORTS

 

Former NHL goalie Ray Emery drowns at 35 while swimming

 

After nearly skipping Wimbledon, Djokovic wins fourth title

 

Kerber Holds Off Williams to Win Wimbledon

 

Participation in Youth Soccer Has Fallen Significantly in U.S.

 

Serena Williams has her greatest, most hard-won title: Champion of women

 

MLB Scoreboard

 

STATES

 

3 people killed, 24 injured after multi-vehicle crash involving tour bus in New Mexico

 

Charlottesville braces for worst weeks ahead of ‘Unite the Right’ anniversary

 

Company working for Maryland elections system has ties to Russia

 

SUPREME COURT 

 

Kavanaugh praised for resisting 'judicial activism' (Supreme Court nominee)

 

Stop! Government takes property to give to competitor

 

Influential Judge, Conservative Warrior — and D.C. Insider

 

SYRIA

 

Of all at stake at the Trump-Putin summit, Syria is most in peril

 

 

TAIWAN

 

Taiwan's Tsai warns of threat to reform in upcoming election    (President Tsai Ing-wen)

 

 

THAILAND

 

Thailand cave kids will get out of hospital next week

 

 

TURKEY

 

Turkey: Deadly train crash symbolises collapse of civil society under Erdogan, say critics

 

Report: Turkish citizen deported by Israel, returns to Turkey

 

Turkey must be thinking of the Bomb

 

UBER

 

Capitol Hill interns say Uber driver refused to take them to Trump DC hotel because they had MAGA hats

 

UNITED KINGDOM (BRITAIN)

 

British PM: Trump told me to "sue the EU" over Brexit

 

Security costs of Trump visit to Scotland sparks outrage among Scottish citizens

 

Protesters confront Trump at his golf club in Scotland

 

Police searching for protester who paraglided over resort where Trump is staying

 
WHITE HOUSE

 

Trump names EU as a "foe" ahead of high-stakes Putin meeting

 

Trump calls Strzok a "disgrace," claims Mueller probe hurting Russia relations  (Justice Department special counsel former FBI Director Robert Mueller)

 

Reporters defend CNN's Acosta after White House says he 'disrespected' Trump with question

 

Trump on Russia indictment: Why didn’t Obama do something?

 

White House: We canceled Bolton’s interview with CNN after network's Acosta 'disrespected' Trump

 

Trump Promotes Money-Losing Golf Resort During Visit

 

Trump heads to Putin summit with no clear goal — and worries that he'll make concessions 

 

 

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