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Saturday, July 15, 2017





In Today’s Issue: 




Oregon Legislature Passes Bill Expanding Access to Abortion and Reproductive Health Services


'My last resort' — thousands come to Illinois to have abortions


How much of Planned Parenthood's services are related to abortions?


Pro-Life Centers: Gov’t Is Forcing Us to Promote Abortion


Celebrities Do Regret Abortions


Indiana will appeal preliminary injunction of abortion notification bill


"Care in Chaos": New Documentary Uncovers Rising Tide of Attacks on Abortion Clinics Under Trump


Akron abortion clinic quietly closes


Abortion bills on the agenda for TX Special Session


Abortion Activist Ann Furedi is So Happy Abortion is Legal She Sings Disco Tunes




Afghan girls robotics team allowed in by Trump arrives in U.S.





Humanitarian Advocates Praise Trump’s Decision to Postpone Sanctions Relief for Sudan


New Batch Of Al-Qaida Terrorists Meet US Special Operators, Allah




Personal Health  



Tropical storm Talas heads for Hainan and Vietnam


Risk profiles of China, Hong Kong keep on rising



“Dumb” U.S.-Australia Refugee Deal Might Be Cancelled After Officials “Abruptly” End Screening Process





It’s Happening: New Photos Reveal Trump Administration Preparing U.S.-Mexico Border Wall Construction (Photos)


There’s Already a Border Wall. Join Our Journey Through It.




Female Genital Mutilation is illegal here, but thousands of Canadian girls are at risk


New evacuation order issued in B.C. as fire crews prepare for windy day


'I just felt like I wasn’t woman enough,' Toronto FGM survivor on realizing she was she was different


This is why many Canadian veterans are troubled over the Khadr settlement


Love and loathing as Trudeau touches down for Calgary Stampede


Winnipeg woman gets 8 1/2 years for hiding six dead babies in storage locker


Seven-year-old boy who perished in Barrie house fire ‘was very loving’


National Post View: As Trudeau's symbolic gestures flop, Aboriginals continue to suffer


Canada's Justin Trudeau warns against 'tempting shortcuts' in NAFTA renegotiations (Canadian Prime Minister Prime Minister Justin Trudeau)


Former President Jimmy Carter released from hospital


‘People in Venezuela are scared to vote,’ say expats in Canada


Romania hits Canadian firm with $9m 'retaliatory' tax bill over gold mine


Man arrested for running fake online private school website




DC event honors veterans and those who serve in Congress




After Liu Xiaobo’s Death, Let’s Work to Protect His Widow in Communist China


Liu Xiaobo’s Supporters Urge Trump to Level New Sanctions on Chinese Officials for His Death


Liu Xiaobo and the Decline of China




Castro to Trump: Cuba doesn't need 'lessons' from the US (Cuban dictator Raul Castro)




The GOP Needs Points on the Scoreboard


Hedge Fund Manager Claims Congress Considering ‘Antitrust Opposition’ Against Amazon


Sorry Democrats, Getting to the Bottom of Russia's Meddling Means Investigating EVERY Detail, Not Just Trump


Erickson: Were Democrats Working With The Russians?


Close the loophole that just saved Shelly Silver  (Congress has a clear duty to fix the legal loophole that just undid the corruption conviction of ex-Speaker Sheldon Silver. The Supreme Court caused this storm last year when it...)


A Tax Cut Victory Before Labor Day




Man gets 16 years in prison for killing 21 cats


First DREAMer deported under Trump files claim challenging administration


O.J.’s next parole hearing will be televised


Report: Judge tosses conviction of activist who laughed at Jeff Sessions  (US Attorney General Jeff Sessions)


Catholic school teacher confronted in court by girls she sexually abused





Girl, 9, allegedly starved to death by parents, grandma


Chilling details emerge in Pennsylvania killing spree


Berkeley's Southside Hit By Anti-Cop, Anti-White Vandalism


Texting driver arrested after striking teens, killing 2 girls: cops


Chilling details emerge in Pennsylvania killing spree


Former high school orchestra teacher, 54, BLAMES male student, 17, for their affair and says she tricked into her having sex 'like a used car salesman' 


Cops: Georgia couple on honeymoon kidnap, rape Florida woman


Horrifying surveillance shows gang of four 'punks' following 50-year-old woman churchgoer down the street in Queens before they 'forced her to perform oral sex at gunpoint'


Mom warns of super-strong ‘pink’ drug that killed her son





Investigate Hillary's Uranium One Collusion with Russia


Exclusive: Doubt Surfaces About ‘Suicide’ Claim of Clinton Investigator


Obama library foundation now allows corporate donations, millions roll in


Why is Obama fundraising and why are corporations answering his cash call?


Another Victim of Clinton Arkancide? Man Set to Testify Against Clinton Foundation Found Dead of Apparent Suicide


The vote fraud that Democrats refuse to see


Cheerio, Chelsea: Clinton brings baby boy Aidan and daughter Charlotte on their first trip abroad as family touches down in London ahead of European vacation 


Between two Bushes: Clinton peeks out between Bush statues


Russian Lawyer Veselnitskaya Brought Documents Showing ‘Flow of Illicit Funds to Dems’




Dept of Energy Doles Out $46.2 Million for Solar Power Projects





Report: White House looks at expanding DHS' deportation power


White House weighs dramatically expanding DHS powers to expedite deportations


Homeland Security confirms special entry for Russian lawyer




Justice Department ready to defend travel ban after Hawaii judge ruled against it




Quit Your Job for a Better One? Not if You Live in Idaho




Maryam Mirzakhani, first woman to win mathematics Fields Medal, dies at 40


Higher Education: Good or Bad?

Fewer Conservatives Than Ever Trust Colleges to Teach


New Summer STEM Program in Oregon For MIGRANT STUDENTS ONLY


A win for religious liberty — and commons sense


Columbia Settles With Student Cast as Rapist in Art Thesis


Harvard Committee Recommends Banning All Exclusive Student Clubs


Feminist geographers encourage colleagues not to cite research of white men


Myths about sexual assault on campus from the Department of Education


Committee to investigate whether L.A. community college trustee violated ethics code


High school rocked by years-long nude photo scandal




Egypt police probe motives of Red Sea beach attacker




The collusion accusations continue  (The sticky web of denial and deception surrounding the Trump campaign’s contacts with Russian officials and their go-betweens grew larger this week.)


Mona Charen: The 16 Things You Must Believe If The 'Witch Hunt' Accusation Is True


Ex-Trump adviser denies any campaign contact with Russians




Bokhari: Zuckerberg 2020 Would Be a Dream Come True for Republicans




Energy Prices




Social Security And Medicare Are In Worse Shape Than You Think




Have Afghan Refugees in Europe Launched a ‘Rape Jihad?’

Europe struggles to attract tech talent even as U.S. closes doors




FBI: Human remains belong to fugitive wanted for police chief slaying





Net-Neutrality Rollback Is The Real 'Right Thing' For Consumers






Budget Deficit Revised Upward by $100 Billion




FEC Shoots Down Plan to Target Drudge, Infowars


Trump campaign paid Trump Jr.'s lawyer 11 days before Russia story broke




JPMorgan CEO: ‘It’s almost embarrassing being an American’




The Government Is Now the Yellowstone Grizzly’s Biggest Threat  (Federal protection is set to expire at the end of the month, even as the bears’ food sources are collapsing. Meanwhile, hunters are lining up.)




France salutes Saudi role in fighting terrorism


France aims to be 'facilitator' in Gulf crisis talks


France: No hate crime charge for Muslim who murdered Jewish woman while screaming “Allahu akbar”


France: Court forbids magazine to republish photos of Nice jihad massacre


Disneyland Paris guest suing after crème brûlée torch scorches her face


Couldn’t We Just Trade Presidents?   (American citizens watching Trump’s visit to Paris must have wondered how we got the wrong guy.)


Trump warms up to Macron in third overseas trip  (French President Emmanuel Macron)




Berlin Mayor rebuked over Imam's call to kill Jews and stone women


Gay Couple Nearly Beaten to Death at Refugee Camp in Germany


Turkey again blocks German MPs from visiting troops: Berlin


Germany confirms two nationals killed in Egypt knife attack




For Climate-Change Hypocrites, U.S. Is Too Frackin' Much


Mr. Trump, the Climate Change Loner


Climate-change fearmongering has turned totally unhinged




Wisconsin Republican removed approved anti-Republican sign from state capitol




Why Single-Payer? And Why Now?




Ruling Gives China Greater Influence Over Hong Kong


Hong Kong pro-democracy legislators disqualified from parliament





Maxine Waters: GOP needs to speak out more about Trump, Russia (US Representative of California Maxine Waters (D)


Opinion: Paul Ryan is wrong on Congress's dress code (Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-Wisconsin)


Speaker Ryan’s 200 Day Deadline Is Fast Approaching with Nothing Accomplished for Working Americans


Former Trump Aide Tears Apart House Committee


Dave Brat Destroy Dems And CNN In The Same Interview  (US Representative of Virginia David Brat(R)


GOP Rep. DeSantis Reveals ‘Big Names’ Hauled in Front Of Congress Over White House Leaks


Roger Stone says testimony before House panel probing Russia delayed


GOP House OKs Obama's 'bizarre' transgender policy


House votes to puts State Dept. on notice: Reject Turkish arms deal


Female Democrats ‘Bare Arms,’ Go Sleeveless to Support an Updated Capitol Hill Dress Code


GOP congressman calls on Trump to remove children from White House


House rejects proposal to ban DOD payments for gender transition surgeries


Draining D.C. swamp, starting with Paul Ryan's district (Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-Wisconsin)


Democrats rally behind #RevokeKushner


House plans to pass 'Forever' GI Bill by August


John Lewis: Trump voter fraud commission 'a form of harassment'   (US Representative of Georgia John Lewis (D)


House Democrats ask what Ivanka Trump knew about Jared Kushner's Russian contacts


House passes $696.5B defense policy bill


House rejects proposal identifying “Islamic religious doctrines” that could be used by terrorist groups


Steve King compares military pay for gender transition to Ottoman's castrating slaves  (US Representative of Iowa Steve King (R)


House to push further after passing controversial Space Corps




OC Sheriff: California’s ‘Sanctuary State’ Bill Is About ‘Sticking it to Trump’




“Almost no country needs to be more worried about jihadist Islam spreading than India”


How China beats India hollow in trade and dominates Indian homes, markets and economy


This is India’s China war, Round Two


Forces seek Rs 27 lakh crore over next 5 years for defence projects


Indians get most spam calls in the world


China meddling in J&K affairs: CM Mehbooba Mufti


6 out of 10 get driving licence without test in India: Study


US House for enhanced defence ties with India


China says no room for negotiations on Sikkim standoff, adds Ladakh to dispute with India


Army jawan killed in firing by Pakistan near LoC in Kashmir’s Rajouri sector


Lucknow: Fire at King George’s Medical University trauma centre, patients evacuated





Playbook: Trump infrastructure priority in trouble




Rapper DMX arrested for tax evasion




Why musicians are so angry at the world’s most popular music streaming service




At least 15 passengers wounded in stab attack in Tehran metro


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


Waking up to the enemy in Iran





Bulletin from Mosul — the Mission Is Still Far from Accomplished




Israeli-“Palestinian” Arab Conflict Briefing     (Saturday, July 15, 2017)


Jordan king condemns Temple Mount attack in call with Netanyahu (Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu)


Islamic Waqf Officials Outraged Israel Has Seized Control of Temple Mount


Israel to reopen Temple Mt. on Sunday; 3 Waqf officials held


Israeli PM announces heightened security measures at Al-Aqsa after attack


US backs Israel’s closure of Temple Mount, calls for patience


Israel to reopen Temple Mount following attack, tread carefully amid heightened tensions


Minister Ayoub Kara calls for Expulsion of Terrorist Families to Gaza


Police arrest 2 lifeguards after 9-year-old drowns at public pool


As Gaza power crisis eases slightly, polluted beaches become unsafe for residents


Netanyahu departs for 5-day trip to France and Hungary


Local Arab sector condemns attack—and Israel


'The righteous becomes a victim and the attacker is victorious'


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


Locals clash with Israeli police outside of Al-Aqsa amid ongoing closure


Ya’alon says no way Netanyahu not involved in submarine affair  (Former Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon)


Former intelligence chief: Israeli leadership risks missing historic opportunity


Magnometers to be placed at the entrance to Temple Mount


Ken Loach calls for an Israel boycott, but perhaps not for his films


Palestinian activist placed under house arrest after TV interview on Jerusalem attack


If only his name were Friedman  


Jordanians: Cancel peace agreement with Israel 


Hamas calls for more violence after Temple Mount


Revealed: “Why Israel’s Netanyahu Hates George Soros So Much” (Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu)




Watch: Jordanians take to the streets to protest shutdown of Temple Mount following attack




Sharia Malaysia: Kelantan state allows public canings




Shepard Smith Loses It on Trump-Russia: 'The Deception ... Is Mind-Boggling'


Media Chewing on a Russian Collusion 'Wish Sandwich'


Chelsea Clinton fires back at Fox News host who said Hillary 'would sell her daughter' to become president


Tucker Carlson Goes to War Against the Neocons


L. Brent Bozell: CNN's White-Whale Russia Obsession


Shepard Smith: 'Deception' about Donald Trump Jr. meeting is 'mind-boggling'





States may see federal Medicaid funding decline up to 39 percent under repeal


Texas' biggest assisted-living facility for Medicaid closing


‘I want him to have his own life’: Families struggle amid budget cuts to Medicaid-funded services




Family wants answers after college kid drowns following ‘mystery shot’ at resort bar




World War II pilot's remains found in tree, return for burial 72 years later


Back in Afghan Hot Spot, U.S. Marines Chase Diminished Goals


These Are The 24 Republicans Who Think The Pentagon Should Pay For Transgender Surgeries


Names released for 15 Marines, sailor who died in plane crash


Officer fired after recruit's death faces court-martial


Pentagon: US forces kill ISIS leader in Afghanistan


As Trump moves to enforce 'Buy American' laws for military, legislators raise their forks


For North Korea this element matters, and it is not Uranium


Navy to commission ship honoring WWII’s first Medal of Honor recipient


Mattis: Multiple Army secretary picks under consideration   (Secretary of Defense James Mattis) 




Jupiter images thrill, inspire public to participate


A new generation of giant rockets is about to blast off




In Pakistan, a Probe and a Power Play


US House of Representatives imposes tougher conditions for defence funding to Pakistan


Trump administration considers trading 'carrots' for 'sticks' on Pakistan: report


Pakistan quietly helped Iraq in its fight against IS: Iraq Ambassador




WARNING: Graphic, Disturbing Video of Parents Teaching Kids to Masturbate Trends on YouTube




Opioid litigation should serve the public interest, not trial lawyers' bottom lines




How the U.S. Postal Service has helped turn Amazon into a giant by undercharging them by $1.46 a package on postage




The Heritage of Natural Law: Mark Levin on Rediscovering Americanism




Church's Judgment House focuses on drug overdose issue


1st  Bible printed in America


Religious leaders rebuked for taking psychedelics to be more 'effective'




RNC chair doesn't know if it's legal for party to pay Trump attorney bills




Russia’s embassy: no evidence for Russia-backed hackers’ attacks on UK grid in The Times


No one ever truly retires from Russian intelligence


Chechnya’s leader says Washington conducting anti-Russian policies


Putin Preferred Clinton? Let's Test Trump's Theory  (Russian President Vladimir V Putin)




 Is this the dream team to beat back 'gay'-wedding bullies?





Gun control Women's March leads hundreds in protest at NRA headquarters





Crucial week for Republicans' plan for health care: What you need to know


All eyes on Nevada’s Republican senator mulling ObamaCare decision


Scripted Thinking on Health Insurance  (Republicans are approaching health insurance as if they were the better managers of socialism.)


New GOP health bill puts centrists in vise


Hypocrisy: Vulnerable Democratic Senator Who Slammed Outsourcing Profited From It


The tweak that could cost Mike Lee's vote and sink the healthcare bill  (US Senator of Utah Mike Lee (R)


GOP warned: Fix filibuster rules to fix health-care bill


How the Graham-Cassidy health care plan would work  (US Senator of South Carolina Lindsey Graham (R)


The next step on health care: Let the states decide (By US Senator of Louisiana Bill Cassidy)


Governors on Both Sides Strongly Oppose Health Bill


Insurers warn Cruz provision will 'skyrocket' premiums for sick people (US Senator of Texas Ted Cruz (R)


GOP Leaders Plan for Senate to Vote First on Debt Limit


The new GOP healthcare bill is more conservative and more moderate, and still plain bad




Facebook says Muslim’s rape threat against ex-Muslim doesn’t violate its “community standards”




Whistleblowers fear for their lives while Social Security fraudster is on the lam




Colombia: More cocaine being produced than ever before, UN says




Kaspersky: S. Korea cyber-espionage attack possible tie with Lazarus


S. Korea to raise minimum hourly wage for next year by 16.4 pct


Young Jobseekers Skip Summer Vacation


N. Korea issues guarded response to Moon's peace initiative  (President Moon Jae-in)


Drunken man nabbed after injuring over 10 people with broken bottle


S. Korea posts huge trade deficit with U.S. on produce, meats




Coach Bill Belichick Criticized for T-Shirt with Soldier Facing a Man in a Turban


Venus Williams loses Wimbledon final to Garbine Muguruza


Zimmer threatens to cut Vikings WR if he lied


Exclusive: Car crash victim's family demands Venus Williams hand over all prescriptions for any medication she had taken 72 hours before the deadly accident


Lochte cleared of criminal charge in Rio incident


Teens discover Boston’s TD Garden has been failing on charity promises


MLB Scoreboard





Colorado's 3,400 voter de-registrations scaring Democrats


3 dead in fire in Hawaii high-rise with no sprinklers


Washington State Slaps SEIU Affiliate With Lawsuit For Failing To Disclose Millions In Political Contributions  


Trooper killed after patrol vehicle, garbage truck collide


Video shows ‘active sinkhole’ that’s swallowing homes in Florida


Man skips job interview, jumps off bus to rescue car crash victim


Five myths about Florida


Nearly 3,500 Colorado voters cancel registration over Trump voter fraud probe


Trump Voting Panel Asks for Public Comment and Gets an Earful


At least 3 die in fire in Honolulu high-rise building


McAuliffe jabs Pence over GOP healthcare bill  (Governor of Virginia Terry McAuliffee (D)




Mysterious Hacker ‘Johnnie Walker’ Steals Private Emails Of Leading State Department Expert On Russia




'Horrific' TV show inspiring suicide, says filmmaker




Trump asks Supreme Court to block judge's travel ban ruling




Latest Syria talks wrap up: ‘No breakthrough, no breakdown’




First Taiwan-developed satellite to launch on August 25


Taiwanese or Chinese? An island state’s shifting identities


US backs expanded military exchanges, port calls


Pioneer Taiwanese pilot dies in plane crash in California


Volkswagen passes EPA review


UN tours open to terror and thug states - but not Taiwan




Silicon Valley Group Helps Republicans Better Utilize Technology To Improve Outcomes


Silicon Valley firm is compiling a blacklist of venture capitalists accused of harassing women




NAFTA talks could begin as early as August


U.S. governors are wooed on NAFTA — by Canada and Mexico


Fixing the trade deficit




'Justice has been destroyed': Turkey commemorates failed coup in shadow of crackdown


NATO chief praises Turks for ‘standing up’ against coup plotters


US praises Turkey’s stance against last year’s coup attempt


Erdoğan addresses hundreds of thousands on Istanbul bridge to commemorate coup attempt victims (Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan)


Turkish army more powerful today than it was before thwarted coup: PM Yıldırım


Turkey dismisses over 7,000 police, soldiers, ministry officials with new emergency decree


Marking coup defeat, Erdogan vows to ‘chop off traitors’ heads’


Turkish envoy urges US to search cleric Gulen's communications


One year after the failed coup in Turkey, the crackdown continues




2 Uber drivers charged with rape in same city in a week





Teen facing 15 charges in London acid attacks


Church of England decision reminder to 'guard the flock'


UK terror plot thwarted within minutes of execution, Met chief reveals


The London acid attack is part of a depressing, ‘barbaric’ trend


London acid attacks: Ministers urged to tighten laws on teenager 'weapon of choice'


UK: Muslim leaders make formal complaint over “Islamophobic” banners at London Pride


Top UK university replaces busts and portraits of bearded white scholars with ethnic minorities and women 


Grenfell exposes differences in fire response


What the struggle for a baby’s life reveals (Millions across the world are fighting, praying, and hoping for 11-month-old Charlie Gard’s chance to pursue living.)


Appeal rules to cover more terror offences


Good news for Baby Charlie


Haggis recalled in food poisoning alert


Brexit talks stall because of political crisis in Northern Ireland


Divided UK Top 1% thriving while young people and renters struggle


Britain’s Gift to America: The New Sleazocracy  (A tabloid hack’s role reveals the real power in an age of politics as entertainment.)


New Doctor Who actor to be revealed


Cladding ‘used on Grenfell Tower’ found on 44 Scottish schools


London Two teenagers arrested after series of assaults


Trump golf course may not host Scottish Open due to concern over 'politics'


Brexit Repeal Bill: The ‘power grab’ row explained


Revealed NHS cuts could target heart attack patients in Surrey and Sussex


EU could be flexible over movement - Blair  (Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair)




2 Of Pope’s Closest Associates Label Christian Trump Supporters ‘Fundamentalist Radicals’




Conditional release for jailed Utah man sought by Venezuelan prosecutor




President Donald J. Trump’s Weekly Address


The Shameful Disdain of the #NeverTrumps


Pence will join GOP leaders for fundraiser benefiting his PAC (Vice-President Mike Pence)


Kasich spokesman: Pence’s healthcare claims ‘false’  (Governor of Ohio John Kasich(R)


Trump Says He Is ‘Not Joking’ About Covering Border Wall with Solar Panels


The Mystery of the Russia Collusion Derangement Continues


Governors steer clear of Trump


Just How Many People Attended the Trump Jr./Russian Lawyer Meeting?


Trump badly lagging Obama, Bush, Clinton in political appointees


Donald Trump's Russia Problem Isn't Going Away


Trump slams 'Russian hoax story' and 'ObamaCare disaster,' hails surging stock market


Oval Office prayer gathering 'encouraging,' 'humbling'


Sebastian Gorka: Ready To Be Trump's 'Pit Bull'


Analysis: Slow leak of Russia news flooding White House

Pence keeps distance from Russia upheaval, while standing by Trump in public (Vice-President Mike Pence)


Pence Super Bowl flight cost taxpayers nearly $90K


Americans put Trump in the Oval Office. What does that say about the country?


Did Jared Kushner throw his brother-in-law Don Jnr under the bus? Or was it, the Russians, the FBI - or even his DAD?


White House releases sensitive information of voters worried about their sensitive information


Jared Kushner's Lawyer Stepping Back From Russia Probe


Democratic Rep Proposes Bill to Mandate Regular On-Camera WH Press Briefings


Jared at Trump Tower and we DID give them dirt on Dems', says Soviet spook: Lobbyist feared to still be a spy says he and Russian lawyer handed over documents accusing Democrats of taking dirty money


White House turns up heat in bid to flip GOP governors opposed to Senate health bill


Exclusive: How Russian lawyer and Soviet spy who met Don Jr schmoozed the Washington elite with wine and hors d'ouevres days later - and Republican lawmaker's staff sent the invitations


Trump set to bring in new attorney to manage response to Russia investigation


Lobbyist, liar, spy, and HACKER: The charges against the shadowy Soviet intelligence officer who met with Don Jr at Trump Tower


The latest evidence of Trump’s unfitness may be the most revolting


Trump and Melania arrive back on American soil and announce plans to attend the U.S. Women's Open taking place at the president's exclusive New Jersey golf club

Donald Trump, the great uniter?


ABC News' Jonathan Karl elected WH correspondents chief


Second Russian's Role at Trump Jr. Meeting Raises Questions


Kucinich: Trump Jr. meeting with Russian 'a bunch of nothing'




Baby giraffe dies at Maryland Zoo, officials say



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