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Wednesday, July 19, 2017

 

CELEBRATING 241 YEARS OF LIBERTY AND FREEDOM  

 

 

 

In Today’s Issue: 

 

ABORTION

 

Woman Sues Hospital Because Abortion Failed to Kill Her Baby

 

…Republican Senators to Protect Planned Parenthood Funds in Obamacare Repeal

 

Abortion Activists: The Most Effective Way to Fight Global Warming? Don’t Have Kids

 

Challenge to abortion law in judge's hands  (Iowa)

 

Planned Parenthood Opening New Abortion Clinic in Oklahoma City

 

A New Front in the War Over Reproductive Rights: ‘Abortion-Pill Reversal’

 

Judge Fines David Daleiden $137,000 for Exposing Planned Parenthood Selling Aborted Baby Parts

 

Florida’s abortion waiting period goes back to court

 

California Judge Slams State Law Forcing Pregnancy Centers to Promote Abortions

 

Three Republicans blocking final effort to defund Planned Parenthood, repeal Obamacare

 

Controversial bill blocking abortion training at UW brings heated debate

 

Teen Drama “The Bold Type” Promotes Planned Parenthood and Its Abortion Agenda

 

'Abortion-Pill Reversal' Gains Traction Among Anti-Abortion Advocates 

 

Anti-abortion group returning to town, vows to fight any buffer zone at clinic

 

Fox News hates that an Oregon bill provides immigrants with health care -- including abortion

 

Anti-Abortion Activists Have a Scary New Tactic: Encouraging Women to 'Reverse' the Abortion Pill

 

Briana DeJesus: ‘Teen Mom’ Admits SheConsidered An Abortion When PregnantWith 2nd  Daughter

 

Second-Wave Feminism Hasn’t Been a Victory for Women

 

Arkansas is turning into a modern day Handmaid’s Tale

 

Canadian Health Official Wants Free Abortions for All Women

 

Missouri GOP Sen. Koenig breaks down abortion-regulations bill ahead of special session resuming

 

Court Protects Raped 10-Year-Old and Her Baby, Rejects Abortion (India)

 

Notorious abortionist lauded by Pope Francis to speak at Catholic church in Italy

 

AFGHANISTAN

 

Afghan girls team shines at US robotics competition

 

Privatizing The War In Afghanistan

 

AFRICA

 

Trump administration letting Africa's crises drift: Experts

 

Tunisia bans Wonder Woman film over Israeli star

 

AIRLINES

 

30 bullets found in American Airlines worker's carry-on

 

ANTI-SEMITISM

 

Netanyahu: “Hungary ‘at forefront’ of fight against anti-Semitism” (Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu)

 

ASSISTED SUICIDE

 

D.C. Begins Implementing Assisted Suicide, GOP Congress Likely to Oppose

 

AUSTRALIA

 

Big bank relief rally drives ASX 0.8pc higher

 

It's just a 'matter of time' until the Australian dollar is back above 80 cents

 

Apple flies in top executives to lobby Turnbull government on encryption laws

 

Australia: Muslim vandalizes 68 graves, avoids jail

 

Australia Greens lose two senators after their dual citizenship is revealed

 

 

AUTO INDUSTRY

 

A Brighter Future for Electric Cars and the Planet

 

BORDER SECURITY

 

To stop the heroin, build the wall

 

CANADA

 

Toronto stock index rises moderately amid surge in energy sector

 

Canada: Not just Omar Khadr, but three other Muslims received massive payments and government apologies

 

Two Canadians among 20 women and girls captured in Mosul, reports say

 

'Shocked and Hurt' Franklin Graham Rips Canada Payout to Terrorist

 

Family has HIV testing after catheter alleged in ice cream

 

Canadian retailers say they’ll be hurt by a revised NAFTA

 

Mould was 'dripping' from the ceiling of warship, says former officer

 

Purdue agrees to pay $20-million in Oxy addiction settlement

 

'I couldn't breathe': Sask. man narrowly escapes after vehicle catches fire

 

Governor General breaks royal protocol by touching Queen Elizabeth II

 

Canada’s Terrorist Sweepstakes (Muslim militant bags $10.5 million, plus an apology.)

 

Statistics Canada says manufacturing sales up for third consecutive month

 

Air Canada near-miss at San Francisco airport was CLOSER to disaster than first thought: Flight with 140 people aboard came just 26 FEET and five SECONDS from striking taxiing planes carrying 1,000 people

 

B.C. Premier John Horgan expands state of emergency over wildfires

 

Refugees who helped Edward Snowden now look to Canada as their only hope

 

Defaced Koran sent to Quebec mosque before Muslim cemetery vote

 

Canadian town says no to Muslim cemetery

 

How the Bank of Canada's rate hike could spell trouble for Trudeau’s middle-class dream (Canadian Prime Minister Prime Minister Justin Trudeau)

 

COMEDY

 

Caitlyn Jenner Mopped The Floor With Jimmy Kimmel When She Defended Trump's Accomplishments

 

COMMUNIST CHINA 

 

'China moved huge military hardware into Tibet'

 

New Climate “Hero” China Building Hundreds of New Coal Plants

 

China blocks WhatsApp as Internet restrictions tighten

 

How China's Navy Is Preparing to Fight in the 'Far Seas'

 

Behind a Chinese Giant, a Web of Family Financial Ties

 

How China tames dissent on the Internet

 

Malala Yousafzai condemns China over treatment of Liu Xiaobo

 

COMMUNIST NORTH KOREA

 

 North Korea firing squad carries out public executions in school yards, report says

 

Police probe defector's sudden reappearance in North Korea

 

North Korea's Nukes Will Only Go If Kim Gets to Stay  (Communist North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un)

 

North Korea Has Missiles That Can Reach US, Says General

 

North Korea publicly executes people for theft: report

 

Activists are mapping sites of mass killings and burials in North Korea

 

The other North Korean threat

 

 

CONGRESS

 

Does Congress have a problem with pork? Here are five possible examples in the 2017 budget.

 

Why Ryan and McConnell should go for a big deal with Democrats (Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-Wisconsin)/Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Kentucky)

 

Congress scrambling to keep key VA health program funded past August

 

It’s Crying Time Again (Republicans have only one way out, if they know what’s good for them (which they never do)

 

 

CONGRESSIONAL BUDGET OFFICE (CBO)

 

Senate Health Bill Falls Victim To The CBO's Incredibly Bad Uninsured Math

 

COURTS

 

MS-13 ‘initiation killings’: Lured to a park by girls and hacked to death with machetes

 

Lawsuit Alleges Michigan Agency Told Grandfather He’d Have to Give Up Gun Rights to Foster His Grandson

 

Lawsuit: New TennCare rates endanger hemophilia patients

 

Former Employee Testifies Shkreli Threatened Him

 

Teenager, 17, who stabbed a man, 52, to death after he accidentally spilled his coffee is given 20 years in prison

 

CRIME IN AMERICA

 

Married substitute teacher, 30, accused of sex acts and lewd sexting with eighth grade student

 

3 arrested in murder of Alabama mom, 23, found dead on side of road

 

Minneapolis: Muslim cop who shot unarmed woman refuses to be interviewed by investigators

 

There's a predictable pattern to a fatal police shooting. But not in the case of Justine Ruszczyk

 

This Baltimore Cop Apparently Planted Drugs. His Own Body Cam Caught Him.

 

Feds: Bodyguard’s gun linked to mass shooting in Little Rock club

 

Anti-White, Anti-Cop Vandalism In Berkeley NOT Deemed 'Hate Crime'

 

Killer cop Mohamed Noor was 'diversity' hire

 

Teacher busted for birthday sex with teen blames mental illness

 

10-year-old died with heroin and fentanyl in his system, Florida state attorney says

 

New details emerge in police-involved shooting

 

Minneapolis police ‘startled’ by loud noise before they fatally shot Australian woman, investigators say

 

Cops: Notorious 86-year-old jewel thief caught shoplifting

 

Man jailed for having sex with stepchild’s corpse won’t divorce wife

 

Alleged white nationalist to face charges in statehouse brawl that left seven stabbed last year

 

CYBER ATTACK

 

Cyberattack in Ukraine may not have been Russian

 

Russians Suspected in NotPetya Malware Attacks

 

Top Clinton and Romney campaign heads to jointly fight election hacking

 

 

DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL COMMITTEE (DNC)

 

Seth Rich: What Happened to the Surveillance Footage of FBI Vehicle Break-in? (DC police and FBI cover-up of Seth Rich murder continues.)

 

DEMOCRATS (MARXISTS)

 

Joe Biden Will Autograph His Book For You -- For Hundreds Of Dollars  (Former Vice-President Joseph R Biden Jr (D)

 

Why de Blasio is painting rival Nicole Malliotakis as a Trump clone (Mayor of New York City Bill de Blasio)

 

Power-Drunk California Democrats Must Answer To Voters

 

DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

 

Rare form of mad cow disease found in Alabama

 

DEPARTMENT HOMELAND SECURITY

 

DHS whistleblower: Shariah threatens U.S. like 'dragon' that kills

 

DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

 

Sessions’ Plan To Expand Slavery & Gov’t Theft  (US Attorney General Jeff Sessions)

 

Sessions to step up drug-war seizures Judge airs fight over making Justice Department legal opinions public

 

DOWN SYNDROME

 

Adorable Baby With Down Syndrome Headlines New Yogurt Ad Campaign

 

ECONOMY

 

Dow closes at a record, joins S&P 500, Nasdaq at all-time highs

 

S&P, Nasdaq at records as Vertex rallies; IBM slips

 

Stocks Rise as S&P 500, Nasdaq Top Records Again: Markets Wrap

 

Gold extends its streak of gains to four sessions by a hair

 

Why universal basic income is gaining support, critics

 

Dollar inches up from 10-month low; Aussie continues climb

 

Housing starts jump as construction, home buying get back on track

 

Why dollar weakness may have finally gone too far

 

Dollar on defensive, Asia shares make fresh highs

 

Yields in Focus as Asia Stocks Mixed; Dollar Down: Markets Wrap

 

Investors should brace themselves for a tumultuous ‘lost year’

 

EDUCATION

 

Sen. Patty Murray Calls For Resignation Of Trump Official Over Accurate Campus Rape Comments (US Senator of Washington Patty Murray (D)

 

Study: GPAs going "up, and up, and up," but SAT scores falling

 

The Culling of Higher Ed Begins

 

This professor uses games like 'Minecraft' as virtual classrooms

 

When Institutions Go Left

 

Rallying to Defend Grants for Grad Students  (House appropriations bill eliminates funding for small but critical program supporting international research and travel by doctoral students.)

 

It's not crazy for Republicans to question whether colleges have a positive impact

 

Correcting the Record (Cal State Fullerton reinstates part-time professor after arbitrator finds no evidence that he attempted to hit a student at a pro-Trump event, as was alleged when he was fired by the university.)

 

Hundreds of boys physically and sexually abused at famed Catholic choir school: report

 

A Tweet With Consequences  (It started when a student corrected his ex’s grammar and tweeted about it. Now he is suspended, and lawyers say First Amendment issues are at stake.)

 

Cal State trustees grapple with boosting graduation rates and enrollment

 

Reaching Refugees (Southern New Hampshire University announces first phase of initiative to expand higher education access to refugees.)

 

ELECTION 2016

 

Poll: Trump Jr. meeting was a bad idea

 

Russia Mogul’s Aide Was 8th  Person at Trump Jr. Meeting

 

 

ELECTION 2018

 

With bill’s collapse, GOP faces uncertain electoral future in 2018

 

ELECTION 2020

 

2020 Matchup Poll: Would Trump Beat Biden, Sanders, Warren, Booker, Harris, Zuckerberg...?

 

Run, Kamala, Run (US Senator of California Kamala Harris (D)

 

Whispers of Harris for President Circulate at Hampton Donor Party

 

ENERGY

 

Oil closes at 6-week high as U.S. inventories fall

 

Energy Prices

 

Massive fuel spill on highway contaminates groundwater

 

Opec: Ecuador risks split by increasing oil output

 

 

ENTITLEMENT PROGRAMS

 

Entitlements Are Out of Control

 

ENVIRONMENT

 

Sea Change Foundation, Soros support many of same environmental groups

 

ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA)

 

Union Boss: Hundreds of EPA Employees’ Jobs at Risk

 

EUROPE

 

Facing Russia threat, Ukraine and Georgia join in push West

 

Unable To Confront The Migrant Crisis, Europe Is Committing Suicide

 

Pro-Russian Separatists Announce Proposal to Abolish Ukraine, Establish ‘Little Russia'

 

Glacier in Swiss Alps melts, revealing couple who disappeared 70 years ago

 

Switzerland Country puzzles over citizenship test after lifelong resident fails

 

 

EUROPEAN UNION

 

European stocks end with gains, helped by upbeat earnings

 

Danish anti-Islamization group plays Muslim ‘prayer call’ to wake up city mayor (Video)

 

EU warns Poland to suspend court reforms or risk sanctions

 

Hungary launches PR campaign against George Soros

 

Improving Muslim Integration: Sending in the Clowns  (The surreal world of Sweden's new migration policy.)

 

Italy: British man dies after attempting to rescue daughter in sea

 

FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION (FBI) 

 

Appeals court green-lights gag orders for secret FBI surveillance requests

 

 

FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION (FCC)

 

White House backs FCC plan to reverse Obama-era ‘net neutrality’ rules

 

FRANCE

 

French military chief quits after Macron row (French President Emmanuel Macron)

 

Macron comes under fire from all angles after French military chief quits

 

Why Emmanuel Macron Is Now the Man to Watch in Syria

 

Violent storms set to lash central and southern France

 

Macron climate pitch to Trump earning skepticism

 

Nolan's Dunkirk film accused of 'rudely' ignoring France's crucial role in saving British

 

GERMANY

 

13,000 girls in Germany at risk of genital mutilation following refugee influx, report warns

 

Thousands swarm to greet Prince William and Kate in Berlin

 

 More than 500 boys abused at top Catholic school report concludes

 

Radical left plot to assassinate opponents no longer unthinkable, Berlin warns

 

Germany summons Turkish envoy over detention of activist

 

British royal couple take Brexit 'charm offensive' to Germany

 

Germany's Merkel criticizes Turkey over arrest of German human rights activist (German Chancellor Angela Merkel)

 

GLOBAL WARMING

 

Global Warming Increases the Price of...Wine!

 

Removing CO2 from the Air Required to Safeguard Children's Future

 

'S*** hitting fan' in fight against climate change, top scientist says

 

GOOGLE

 

YouTube CENSORS Video For Criticizing CNN

 

GOP

 

John Kasich: The Way Forward on Health Care (Governor of Ohio John Kasich)

 

Seattle GOP Calls for ‘Civil Disobedience’ in Response to ‘Tax on Rich’ Measures

 

Q&A with Arnold Schwarzenegger: Former governor talks bipartisanship and climate change

 

 

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

 

Trump and Putin Had an Undisclosed Second Conversation (Russian President Vladimir V Putin)

 

Obama's ambassador to Russia: There may be recording of Trump-Putin conversation

 

HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

 

The Trumpcare Bonfire  (Threats to the Affordable Care Act by Congress and the president destabilized insurers, and require bipartisan repair.)

 

Health Insurers' Next Obamacare Scare Is Just Two Days Away

 

Another Way to Cripple Obamacare: Manage It Badly

 

ACA remains intact, but consumers and insurers are left with new worries

 

HEALTH CARE

 

Charlie Gard Is the Face of Single-Payer  (Every time someone in the United States proposes single-payer, throw Charlie Gard in his face.)

 

Baby dies after contracting meningitis linked to HSV-1

 

Native American healing class sparks unique health textbook 

 

Person with measles may have exposed others at beach

 

First double hand transplant involving a child declared a success

 

 

HOMOSEXUALITY

 

Cardinal Marx: Homosexuals deserve an apology from the Church

 

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

 

House Republicans Lay Out Their Plan to Rein in the EPA

 

House’s Refusal to Reassess Military Bases Will Lead to Unnecessary Costs

 

Congress Passes Amendment Giving Baby Charlie Gard U.S. Residency

 

House GOP Pushes Permanent Repeal of Budget Caps on Military Spending

 

Don’t Allow Maxine Waters’ Impeachment Crap to Stick (US Representative of California Maxine Waters (D)

 

Pelosi Tries To Rib GOP Over Health Care -- Ends Up Literally Reading Fake News Off Her Phone  (House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-California)

 

Paul Ryan says Republicans should repeal and replace Obamacare simultaneously   (Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-Wisconsin)

 

House Unveils Budget That Balances, Achieves $9 Billion Surplus, Increases GDP to 2.6%

 

Committee approves $31.4B Interior, EPA spending bill

 

Gingrich: House ‘in real danger of having Speaker Nancy Pelosi’ (Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich(R-Georgia)

 

Schiff: Trump's undisclosed talk with Putin 'deeply troubling' (US Representative of California Adam Schiff (D)

 

House to consider ‘security’ spending bill before recess

 

House panel OKs $1.6 billion as down payment for Trump wall construction

 

House Republican budget proposal paves way for tax reform, another intraparty battle

 

House approves delay of Obama-era smog reductions

 

Dem challenging Ryan mocks GOP for sending trackers: I hope they get healthcare

 

Dueling GOP Budget Plans Aren't Perfect, But Either Is Far Better Than Our Current Budget Disaster  

 

Don't look now, but major bills are stalled in the House, too

 

IMMIGRATION

 

Massive Migration To The American South Will Forever Change The Face Of Dixieland

 

President Trump Reverses Obama’s Anti-Christian Refugee Policy

 

Foreigners buy record number of U.S. homes despite fears of immigration crackdown

 

Trump should show some political courage and endorse immigration protection for Dreamers

 

INDIA

 

Hindu Terrorists On Motorcycles Gun Down Christian Pastor Outside His Church For Preaching The Gospel

 

US nails Pak: 5 points that vindicate India's stand 

 

China 'aggressive' in border row, says India diplomat

 

Sensitive towards farmers' suicide, says government

 

Jails here no less than prisons in other nations: India tells UK on Vijay Mallya...

 

India: Muslim cricket star under fire for “un-Islamic” pic showing wife’s arms and eyes

 

No significant rise in troop level by China along border: Government sources

 

A sanitation charity renamed an Indian village after Donald Trump. Then things got weird.

 

China holds live fire drills, as border dispute with India enters fifth week

 

Why is India drilling deep into an earthquake hotspot?

 

INDONESIA

 

Indonesia bans Hizbut Tahrir to protect pluralism

 

INFRASTRUCTURE

 

D.C. Metro system replaces all old rail cars with safer series

 

INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICES (IRS)

 

Inspector General: IRS Not in Compliance With Federal Records Requirements

 

Pro-Russian Separatists Announce Proposal to Abolish Ukraine, Establish ‘Little Russia’

 

INTERNET 

 

Men as Likely To Be Harassed Online as Women

 

IRAN

 

Pushback: World Reacts To Iran’s Regional Ambitions

 

Iran parliament vows to fight US 'adventurism'

 

A Tribute to Zohreh, Who Taunted Her Torturers in Iran

 

Subverting the role of the treaty in American diplomacy

 

With U.S. scholar’s conviction, power struggle escalates between Iran’s president and hard-liners

 

Compliant but dangerous Iran

 

Wife of Princeton graduate student held in Iran speaks out

 

Obama’s Iran deal lives on – but it’s days are numbered

 

IRAQ

 

Iraqi Kurds Face Uphill Climb For Independence

 

Will Christians return to Mosul post-Islamic State?

 

Revenge killings: Iraqis admit they want ISIS blood, not justice

 

ISLAM

 

The Real Jihadist Threat No One Is Watching

 

ISRAEL

 

Israeli-“Palestinian” Arab Conflict Briefing     (Wednesday, July 19, 2017)

 

Netanyahu says Israel won’t remove Temple Mt. metal detectors for now (Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu)

 

PMW exclusive: Huge increase in PA terror funding in 2017

 

Compromise weighed to remove Temple Mount metal detectors

 

Holy Crisis: Tensions Mount Over Al-Aqsa Metal Detectors

 

Abbas cutting China visit short due to Temple Mount tensions (“Palestinian” Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas)

 

Mic blunder: Netanyahu ‘admits Israel carried out dozens of strikes on Hezbollah convoys’  (Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu)

 

Rioters clash with police around Jerusalem over Temple Mount metal detectors

 

PA's brutal torture of 'collaborators' with Israel

 

Netanyahu: German sub deal likely to go ahead after probe

 

Palestinians in West Bank (Judea and Samaria), Gaza demonstrate in support of Al-Aqsa

 

5 Palestinians killed in West Bank (Judea and Samaria) car accident

 

'Temple Mount terror attack shows Elor Azariya was justified'

 

Defying calls from BDS activists, Radiohead rocks Tel Aviv

 

Religious leaders call on all Palestinians in Jerusalem to pray at Al-Aqsa on Friday

 

Palestinian civilians urge International Court to speed up ‘war crimes’ probe

 

Jerusalem Mosques to Close Friday, Waqf Calls for Prayers Outside Temple Mount Walls

 

Who’s lynching the prime minister?

 

Israeli bill aimed at preventing Jerusalem's division passes reading in Knesset 

 

Exclusive: Trump administration backs principles of Taylor Force Act

 

Temple Mount Closed and then Reopened to Jewish Visitors

 

5 Palestinians killed in accident between Palestinian vehicle, Israeli truck in Jenin

 

Israel working with Jordan and Palestinians to calm Temple Mount crisis

 

Day 3: Israel Braces for Fatah ‘Day of Rage’ Over Temple Mount Security Measures

 

From Mecca to Rome, how do other countries protect their holy sites?

 

How Can We Broker a Deal When We Don’t Understand One of the Parties?

 

Israel-Palestine solution requires good leadership

 

Mayor Barkat Visits Temple Mount, Pledges Al-Aqsa Will Not Be Haven for Terror

 

Only in Israel is there hypocrisy in murder

 

PLO Official Calls Jerusalem Metal Detectors ‘Intrusive and Dehumanizing’

 

Operation Good Neighbor: Israel’s massive humanitarian aid to Syria revealed

 

Dad allegedly killed daughter over Muslim boyfriend

 

Don’t tell Radiohead it can’t tour in Israel

 

JAPAN

 

Hundreds of N.Korean Ghost Ships Wash up on Japan's Shores

 

MALAYSIA

 

Did George Soros actually beat Malaysia?

 

MEDIA 

 

MSM Says Trump Meeting With Putin at G20 is Sinister (Normal political activity is now being spun by the media.)

 

CNN Anchor Condemns Women's March For Pro Cop Killer Tweet

 

Linda Sarsour Ignites Twitter Backlash After Calling CNN’s Jake Tapper ‘Alt-Right’

 

Tucker Carlson Calls Out Dems For Double Standard On Russia [Video]

 

Chicago Tribune Columnist Disses National Anthem

 

Time, Trump Jr. and Double Standards

 

CNN star Chris Cillizza’s Q & A session becomes epic disaster as critics savage his ethics, biases

 

Tapper Slams Women’s March Celebrating Cop Killer

 

Fox News' Shepard Smith fires back at Sean Hannity: 'Sometimes facts are displeasing'

 

MEDICAL MARIJUANA

 

Medical Marijuana Users Cannot Be Fired for Positive Drug Tests in Massachusetts

 

MEXICO

 

Mexico announces new laptop security on US flights

 

MIDDLE EAST

 

Drug addiction and intrigue: Why Saudi King ordered Mohammed bin Nayef to step aside for younger prince

 

The Human Toll of Yemen’s Unending War

 

Soothing the Sunni Rift? (Despite new proposal by four nations led by Saudi Arabia and Egypt, Doha still being blacklisted.)

 

Saudis release woman in viral miniskirt video without charge

 

Saudi woman arrested after wearing miniskirt in video

 

 

MILITARY

 

Johns Hopkins receives nuclear weapons research contract

 

US should move bases 1,000km from Iran if it wants to pursue further sanctions – army chief

 

America Literally Can't Afford More Military Adventurism

 

Sneak peek at Navy's new $13B aircraft carrier

 

Air Force grounds Dover AFB C-5s after 2nd  landing gear malfunction

 

Iraq War veteran and PTSD service dog form instant bond

 

Architects of ‘80s military buildup talk to senators about Navy expansion

 

US military spending $130K a month to rent Trump Tower space: report

 

Pentagon's plan to end its deal with immigrant recruits could hurt the military

 

Top US general warns against rogue killer robots

 

Aviano airman faces attempted murder charge in attack on fellow airman

 

Judge to Marine foster dad: Ditch guns or we'll take your boy

 

Woman, husband in fatal Norfolk shooting were both in Navy

 

Prosecutors say soldier accused of murder shook son to death

 

USS Shiloh sailor admits hiding aboard ship, charged with abandoning watch, dereliction

 

MINING

 

This CEO Wants Trump to Nationalize the Only Rare-Earth Mine in America

 

MINIMUM WAGE

 

Seattle Progressives Stick Their Heads in the Sand on Minimum Wage

 

NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION (NASA)

 

Space Race: NASA Faces Competition From SpaceX For First Mars Mission

 

NATIONAL OCEANIC AND ATMOSPHERIC ADMINISTRATION (NOAA)

 

Deserts, mountains recorded hottest average temperatures on record for early summer period

 

NATIONAL PARKS SERVICE

 

Massive wildfire in Mariposa County threatens power supply to Yosemite National Park

 

OFFICE OF GOVERNMENT ETHICS

 

Walter Shaub: How to Restore Government Ethics in the Trump Era

 

PAKISTAN

 

Christian Teen Arrested And Nobody Knows Where He Is After Muslim Terrorist Supporter Falsely Accuses Him Of ‘Blasphemy’

 

Pakistan among countries providing 'safe havens' to terrorists: US

 

Two civilian killed at LOC by Indian firing

 

Ppl,govt of Pakistan wished to see diplomatic solution of Gulf problem: Nawaz Sharif (Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif)

 

Lawyers associations to hold countrywide strike for PM resignation

 

Five civilians injured in AJK by Indian troops unprovoked shelling

 

 

PHARMACEUTICAL INDUSTRY

 

How Big Pharma Hides Vaccine Deaths

 

Escaping Big Pharma’s Pricing With Patent-Free Drugs

 

Co-founder of Purdue Pharma dies at 97

 

POSTAL SERVICE

 

USPS broke law in allowing workers to boost Clinton campaign, watchdog says

 

 

REPUBLICAN NATIONAL COMMITTEE (RNC)

 

 

Exclusive – RNC Co-Chair on ‘Made in America’ Week: Real-World Impact of Trump Economic Success Tangible

 

RESTAURANT  INDUSTRY

 

Chipotle forced to CLOSE Virginia store after at least a DOZEN customers suffer 'extreme food poisoning' in latest hygiene scandal to hit beleaguered fast food chain

 

RUSSIA

 

Russia has the only record of Putin’s second meeting with Trump. That’s a big problem. (Russian President Vladimir V Putin)

 

State Department rips Russia's 'disturbing trend' of religious persecution

 

Russia to strip of citizenship for terrorism

 

On Trump's New Man in Russia, Jon Huntsman, Moscow Says 'Wait and See'

 

Putin puts digital economy on list of main goals of Russia's strategic development


Russia’s upper house ratifies protocol to agreement for deploying air group to Syria

 

Lavrov slams EU’s ‘absurd’ bid to tie better dialogue with Russia to fulfilling Minsk deal (Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov)

 

Russia and Poland Feud Over Demolition of Soviet War Monuments

 

Russia’s new Soyuz-5 rocket fit for tight competition on global space launch market


UK, Dutch & Danish navies escort Chinese warships heading to Baltic for drills with Russia (Photos)

 

Russia toughens law for inciting children to suicide


How Trump’s opponents aid the Russians

 

Russia’s Foreign Ministry agrees to Huntsman as US ambassador to Russia

 

SAME-SEX UNIONS

 

Pastor Garlow: Satan Using Gay 'Marriage' to 'Destroy the Very Image of God On the Planet'

 

 

SCIENCE

 

Many Alzheimer's patients may not actually have the disease

 

An Oregon couple engineered their house for a perfect view of the upcoming solar eclipse

 

Scientists discover all quantum particles can travel BACKWARD in breakthrough that could pave the way for ultra-secure encryption

 

 

SECOND AMENDMENT

 

California Struggles to Implement New Gun-Control Measures

 

SENATE

 

Conspiracy Theories Abound About John McCain's Mysterious Sudden Surgery (US Senator of Arizona John McCain (R)

 

Dems and GOP Plotting ‘DREAM Act’ for Illegal Aliens…

 

Russian lawyer "ready" to testify about Trump Jr. meeting

 

Elizabeth Warren Attends Martha’s Vineyard Dinner Hosted by Big Bank Executive   (US Senator of Massachusetts Elizabeth Warren (D)

 

GOP repeal foes face blowback

 

Conservatives Giving Senate GOP One Last Chance On Obamacare Repeal

 

Kamala Harris Spends Big With Media Firm That Boosted Bernie Sanders’s National Profile  (US Senator of California  Kamala Harris (D)/US Senator of Vermont Bernard Sanders (I-Socialist)

 

Rand Paul says his family has Obamacare: 'It's terrible'  (US Senator of Kentucky Rand Paul (R)

 

Three cheers for the Republicans who let McConnellCare sink! (Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Kentucky)

 

Health care collapse a blow to McConnell

 

Democrats Refuse To Condemn Women's March For Supporting A Cop Killer

 

Why Mitch McConnell is making the Senate vote on doomed Obamacare repeal

 

Manchin’s vulnerability sets up West Virginia’s first competitive GOP primary in modern history (US Senator of West Virginia Joe Manchin III (D)

 

A party at war with itself hits a wall on health care

 

Senate GOP all but admits defeat in 7-year quest to overturn ACA

 

‘It’s an insane process’: How Trump and Republicans failed on their health-care bill

 

Sen. Tom Cotton Draws Red Line on Arms Control Treaty With Russia  (US Senator of Arkansas Tom Cotton (R)

 

On Obamacare Plan B, Republican opponents say insurance markets can’t count on hope

 

The Health Care Collapse Is a Victory for the Truth (Republicans were not dealing in reality when trying to pass the health care bill.)

 

Warren: I’m not doing ‘touchdown dance’ after GOP healthcare collapse

 

The bipartisan way to strengthen health care

 

How the Bill Failed: G.O.P. Divisions and a Fed-Up President

 

Sen. Chuck Schumer blames Trump for Obamacare failure: ‘Sabotage’ (Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-New York) 

 

Stephen Moore: Ted Cruz (Almost) Rescues Republicans on ObamaCare  (US Senator of Texas Ted Cruz (R)

 

Krauthammer rips GOP's 'epic fail' on healthcare

 

Collapse of Obamacare repeal campaign ups pressure on Republicans to work with Democrats

 

What happens now in the Senate after another failure to repeal Obamacare?

 

Why repeal-and-replace was doomed from the start

 

Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski to oppose moving ahead on repealing health care law, leaving Republicans short of votes

 

The GOP’s next move after its ObamaCare-repeal fail

 

Is Rand Paul's opposition to the GOP health bill principled, or cynical?  (US Senator of Kentucky Rand Paul (R)

 

GOP Senator defends Dem challenger who was attacked for being Muslim

 

Democrats Will Soon Regret That Republicans Failed To Repeal ObamaCare

 

Dems still 'beyond realm of reality' over Obamacare

 

Ted Cruz encourages Trump Cabinet trio to take action against Gulf countries accused of unfairly subsidizing airlines

 

SINGAPORE

 

Calls mount for accountability in Singapore

 

SLAVERY

 

The Key Facts About Slavery That the Left Conveniently Ignores

 

SOCIAL MEDIA

 

Facebook Blocks More Than Two Dozen Popular Catholic Pages Without Explanation

 

Mark Zuckerberg’s Communist Manifesto

 

SOUTH KOREA 

 

U.S. Congress Urges Caution in FTA Renegotiations with Korea

 

Analysts expect 'full-scale resetting of KORUS FTA'

 

Moon Jae-in’s five-year road map unveiled (President Moon Jae-in)

 

Korean man mistreated for ‘foreigner-like’ looks

 

Students embrace multiculturalism in Korea's farmland

 

Sex crimes: Airbnb under fire over rogue hosts

 

Foreign Minister orders review of 'comfort women' deal with Japan

 

Moon promises to consult with Assembly on US FTA

 

52% of fine dust generated in Korea

 

5 New Ambassadors Present Credentials

 

SPORTS

 

America's most unpopular governor Chris 'the beach' Christie makes incredible foul ball catch at Mets game and hands it to a child... but still gets booed by entire stadium  (Governor of New Jersey Chris Christie (R)

 

Yankees nearing deal for David Robertson and Todd Frazier

 

FIFA’s rewarding bad actors by letting Russia and Qatar host World Cups

 

MLB Scoreboard

 

STATES

 

Texas Is Reconvening Its Legislature

 

Boy, 12, killed in boating accident off Long Island, NY

 

Bathroom Bill Tests Clout of Rare Moderate in Texas

 

Search intensifies for man still missing 2 days after flash flood 

 

Bobcat attacks man and dog, tests positive for rabies  (Arizona)

 

California: Lawmakers extend program to cut emissions in bipartisan vote

 

STATE DEPARTMENT

 

U.S. Still Unable to Evacuate Overseas Embassies in Case of Emergency

 

SUICIDES

 

American Children Killing Themselves at Record Rate

 

SUPREME COURT 

 

Supreme Court Rejects Reach of Trump's Travel Ban

 

Why the Supreme Court needs 18-year term limits

 

SYRIA

 

Syria-North Korea missile cooperation: Assad said to visit top-secret base (Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad)

 

With the US indifferent, scope of Syria ‘peace talks’ has shrunk

 

TAIWAN

 

Poll finds pension reform pushed up president’s ratings

 

American Institute in Taiwan reaffirms commitment to Relations Act

 

COA says imports of beef to ‘help’ domestic industry

 

Update: Taiwan's first self-made satellite almost misses its flight to US after paperwork scare

 

 

TECHNOLOGY

 

The Mother of All Disruptions (Yes, robots are coming to the workplace, fast—and yes, America will change.)

 

Artificial intelligence faces serious roadblocks

 

Inventor of World’s Only Self-Cleaning Home Is Dead at 101

 

TELEVISION

 

Discovery, Viacom Said to Have Held Talks to Acquire Scripps in Cable Megadeal

 

 

TERRORISM

 

Judge won't dismiss charge against Orlando nightclub gunman's wife

 

THAILAND

 

Thai General, Provincial Politicians Held Guilty in Major Trafficking Trial

 

 

TRADE

 

NAFTA talks: Trump administration announces Aug. 16 start date in D.C.

 

 

TRANSGENDER MOVEMENT

 

Redefining 'Transgenderism' as Normal Behavior

 

TURKEY

 

Turkey: New school curriculum teaches jihad, requires all schools to have prayer room

 

Is Turkey Headed for Another Coup?

 

Turkey Spills Out Secret Details Of US Troop Locations

 

As Turkey and NATO Drift Apart, Russia, China, and Iran Stand to Gain


Chinese navy fleet docks at Istanbul port

 

Turkey reshuffles gov’t, keeps foreign team, changes PM’s aides

 

Istanbul flood prompts nearly $57 mln flood insurance cost

 

Turkey stresses opposition to Kurdish independence vote

 

Turkey wants full EU membership, says Minister Çelik

 

Gov’t vows to fight against drugs, calls on civil society to support

 

IMF hails Turkey’s progress in fiscal transparency

 

Court orders two and a half years in jail to Islamic preacher for insulting Atatürk

 

Majority of companies in export markets happy with Turkish goods: Poll

 

Eight suspects arrested for planning attack on main opposition’s ‘justice march’

 

Turkey, Thailand start negotiations to clinch free trade deal

 

Red Lines in Syria  (Will Turkey’s attacks on US allies stir Washington to action?)

 

 

UNIONS

 

Union Rep: Lawmakers Who Oppose Legalizing Ag Workers Should ‘Pick Watermelons’

 

 

UNITED KINGDOM (BRITAIN)

 

FTSE 100 closes higher, boosted by Reckitt Benckiser and home builders

 

UK inflation surprises with slowdown

 

Crew in police helicopter filmed people having sex and sunbathing naked, trial hears

 

Give Baby Charlie the experimental treatment, say US parents whose son has similar disorder

 

Charlie Gard's parents 'optimistic' after clearing new hurdle

 

Survivors of 9/11 urge May to release Saudi Arabia terror report (British Prime Minister Theresa May)

 

Health Senior doctors call for public inquiry into use of vaginal mesh surgery

 

Scottish Government plan for gender neutral school toilets

 

Cornwall Homes evacuated as area hit by flash floods

 

Charlie Gard doctors remain 'unconvinced' after flying visit by US neurosurgeon who said he could treat him

 

Incomes in south-east of England 'are 25% higher than in West Midlands'

 

60 prominent Scots claim Brexit is ‘tearing Britain apart’

 

Grenfell Tower Residents in uproar over failure to distribute donations

 

BBC gender pay gap revealed: two-thirds of top earners are men

 

Brexit Divisions exposed over rumoured £66bn divorce bill

 

Calls for UK-wide school lockdown plan

 

Labour Tom Watson paves way for Jeremy Corbyn to push reforms

 

VATICAN

 

Vatican archbishop: All should accept that global warming is a fact

 

Pope Francis questioned orthodoxy of Amoris Laetitia

 

Pope proxies compare U.S. Christians to terrorists

 

VENEZUELA 

 

Trump Threatens Sanctions If Venezuela Creates Super-Legislature

 

At its Colombian border, Venezuela's crisis spills over

 

US warns Venezuela that 'no option is off the table' if it goes ahead with vote for new assembly

 

 

WHITE HOUSE

 

Daily Presidential Tracking Poll

 

Kobach blasts 'baffling' calls for resignation from voter fraud commission

 

Trump thinks he has 'one last shot' at changing health care vote

 

Trump: Republicans ‘Must Keep Their Promise’ to Repeal Obamacare, Democrats Only ‘Scream Death’

 

Rosie O'Donnell promotes 'Push Trump Off A Cliff Again' online game

 

After Deciding to 'Just Let Obamacare Fail,' Trump Again Lobbying for Healthcare Bill

 

Tax reform becomes a must-win issue for the White House

 

Election Now Over But Poll Games Continue

 

Trump aides move on after health care loss

 

Some New Thoughts on Donald Trump's Warsaw Speech

 

Loopy Louise Mensch Claims Steve Bannon Could Be Executed For Treason

 

The Global Consequences of Trump’s Incompetence (From Communist China to the Gulf to Europe, the world's power players are moving ahead without America.)

 

Trump to Senate GOP: Don't Leave Town Without a Health-Care Plan

 

Trump Pick for ‘Bank of Boeing’ Faces Rare Corporate Backlash

 

The Seven Circles of Donald Trump’s Russia Inferno

 

Sick:' Trump slams report of 'second meeting' with Putin at G-20

 

Republicans, ignore Trump’s call to ‘let Obamacare fail.’ Do this instead.

 

Huckabee Sanders: Democrats Responsible for Health Reform Failure

 

Callista Gingrich’s nomination to the Vatican stinks to high heaven

 

Trump Policy Slogans Lack His Usual Punch

 

Author: Bannon, Trump 'seduced' by Ryan, McConnell

 

Breitbart’s White House reporter is trying to hold Trump accountable. Seriously.

 

Trump Finds That Demolishing Obama Legacy Isn’t Easy

 

Trump: ‘Let Obamacare fail’

 

Plan D? Trump ready to let Obamacare implode

 

Trump slams Dems for health care bill collapse, vows to elect more Republicans

 

Trump’s grand promises to ‘very, very quickly’ repeal ACA run into reality

 

Trump’s voter commission meets for the first time this week — and it’s already off to a rough start

 

Trump to nominate Jon Huntsman as US ambassador to Russia

 

Pence rips Congress after health care bill fails (Vice-President Mike Pence)

 

Despite his missteps, don’t consider Trump a failure just yet

 

Trump’s failure to unite GOP led to epic health-care reform disaster

 

Does National Security Mean Anything To Deep-State Leakers Sabotaging Trump?

 

Despite media blitz, Trump emerges as fierce commander in chief

 

Sarah Sanders, Fox News' John Roberts squabble during White House press briefing

 

 

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