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Thursday, July 20, 2017

 

CELEBRATING 241 YEARS OF LIBERTY AND FREEDOM  

 

 

In Today’s Issue: 

 

ABORTION

 

Court Stops Illinois Law Forcing Christian Doctors and Pregnancy Centers to Promote Abortion

 

University of Chicago Professor: Infanticide Is Morally Acceptable


Watch: GOP Senator Wavering on Planned Parenthood Defunding Bill Uncomfortable as Trump Singles Him Out

 

Florida judge gives state more time to defend abortion waiting period

 

Pro-Life Group Slams Republican Opposing Senate Bill to Defund Planned Parenthood

 

New Rauner hire compared abortion to Nazi eugenics in blog post (One of Governor of Illinois Bruce Rauner’s (R) new communications aides has argued that abortion is being used “to rid the world of disabled and other ‘unwanted’ persons” — comparing it to Nazi Germany.)

 

Court Under Fire for Letting 12-Year-Old Get Abortion Without Her Parents Consent

 

Texas Bill Would Revoke Medical Licenses of Doctors Who Perform Abortions

 

The Courageous Pro-Life Women Who Fight for Real Equality

 

Commentary: Comedian Louis C.K. — America’s unlikely conscience on abortion?

 

Abortion Clinic Closes Where Abortionist Would Twist the Heads Off Babies to Kill Them

 

Lawyer blasts court ruling allowing abortion for 12-year-old who was raped (Alabama)

 

The Senate Is About To Confirm A Federal Judge Who Compared Abortion To Slavery

 

Melinda Gates Commits $375 Million for Population Control, Abortion

 

Abortion rights face a full-on assault at the state level

 

Court filing seeks 'buffer zone' outside abortion clinic (Kentucky)

 

Chile Senate OKs bill allowing abortion in some cases

 

Court denies 10-year-old rape victim an abortion (India)

 

AFGHANISTAN

 

Afghanistan: Muslim soldiers are using boys as sex slaves, and the U.S. is looking the other way

 

AFRICA

 

Moroccan Protest March To Go Ahead Despite Ban

 

Boko Haram: Cameroon 'torturing people' accused of supporting group, Amnesty says

 

AIRLINES

 

Why airlines are pushing back amid customer complaints

 

How  Delta Airlines Wrecked American Health Care

 

Parents say their family was booted from flight after their toddler kicked a passenger’s seat

 

ANTARCTICA

 

Two Weeks on Ice in McMurdo Station, Antarctica

 
ASIA

 

Terrorism in Bangladesh under the guise of politics

 

 

ASSISTED SUICIDE

 

Assisted Suicide – Is It All About The Money?

 
AUSTRALIA

 

Smiles galore as banks drive up ASX

 

Aussie dollar looks set to crash through 80c mark, after rapid climb to two-year high

 

Aussie gives RBA a rate hike it doesn't want

 

Xenophobic rule turns 6 million Australians into second-class citizens

 

Victoria vies for army's $20b manufacturing boost

 

Goldilocks Australia: the great market overreaction to the RBA minutes

 

Find ‘rewrites' Australian human history  (Scientists unearth evidence that Aboriginal people may have entered Australia over 65,000 years ago.)

 

Australia: Muslim leader likens counterjihad Senator to ISIS, blames her for pig’s head at Islamic college

 

CANADA

 

TSX edges higher with help from strong Rogers earnings

 

Inflation rates are staying stubbornly low. Are cellphones to blame?

 

Fort McMurray rebuilding faster than expected, CMHC says

 

Two Burundi teens reported missing from robotics competition seen crossing into Canada

 

PM defends Payette pick despite expunged assault charge (Canadian Prime Minister Prime Minister Justin Trudeau)

 

Ottawa sends 150 more troops to help with B.C. wildfires

 

Canadian was alleged mastermind of shuttered dark-web market

 

Canada needs to let Trump ‘declare victory’ on NAFTA, ambassador to U.S. says

 

'I was actually offended': Man on Indigenous cancer therapies initially told oncologist wouldn't monitor him

 

Hydro One's $6.7B acquisition may gouge ratepayers, critics say

 

Trudeau: NAFTA talks ‘too important’ for partisanship

 

Police charge suspect after boy sexually assaulted at Ossington subway station

 

 

CAPITOL HILL

 

The Latest: Around 155 arrested in Capitol protests

 

 

CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY (CIA)

 

Report: Trump ending secret CIA program to arm Syrian rebels

 

 

CHRISTIANITY

 

Christians Fleeing Muslim Lands Are Now Being Persecuted By Muslims In The West And Governments Are Refusing To Help Them

 

COMMUNIST CHINA 

 

Billions Of Lives Are At Stake As China Threatens India With War

 

Trump's Zig-Zag China Policy Is Confusing U.S. Allies

 

U.S. college student being detained in China, his mother says

 

A Life Devoted to Truth Comes With Huge Risks in China

 

The ‘Silk Road’ Verdict

 

Trump's Honeymoon With China Ends as Dialogue Turns Frosty

 

COMMUNIST NORTH KOREA

 

Most Americans Worry About War with N.Korea

 

Is N. Korea looking for next hostage candidate?

 

Kim Jong-un 'Wants Peace Treaty with U.S.' (Communist North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un)

 

North Korean ferry from Russia hits first customs snag

 

CONGRESS

 

Congress Must Preserve the INF Treaty with Russia

 

Republicans lament an agenda in 'quicksand'

 

Blue-collar voters in Democratic strongholds blame Washington establishment, not Trump

 

Just. Cut. Taxes.

 

Betsy McCaughey: A Winning Strategy To Repeal Obamacare

 

Democrats finally have an agenda. Here’s what it looks like.

 

Oil concerns hold up Russia sanctions push

 

 

CONGRESSIONAL BUDGET OFFICE (CBO)

 

GOP Health Bill's $13,000 Deductibles Would Be Illegal, CBO Says

 

CBO: Latest health bill would leave 32M more uninsured in 2026

 

 

CONSUMER FINANCIAL PROTECTION BUREAU

 

Ohio judge: Richard Cordray plans to run for Ohio governor (Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Director Richard Cordray will run for governor in Ohio next year, according to his friends, a move that would inject a Democratic celebrity into a battleground-state campaign and remove a key Obama administration holdover.)

 

A consumer bureau gift to trial lawyers

 

 

COURTS

 

Rights to Life, Liberty, Property Deemed Optional

 

NC Muslim admits he murdered elderly neighbor and plotted jihad for ISIS, insists “I’m not a bad person”

 

Kentucky: Neo-Nazi pleads guilty after shoving black protester at Trump rally

 

Amish couple who 'gifted' their 14-year-old daughter to a 52-year-old man who impregnanted her are sentenced to up to seven years in prison

 

CRIME IN AMERICA

 

After Muslim cop kills unarmed woman, Minneapolis mayor reassures Muslims, warns against “Islamophobia”

 

Neighbor of Muslim cop who killed unarmed woman says killer is “nervous…jumpy…has little respect for women”

 

Road rage on I-95: Nation’s busiest highway a hot spot for angry drivers

 

Cops identify John Wayne Gacy victim for first time in years

 

Woman makes history as Dallas' first female police chief

 

Muslim cop tells friends, not investigators, he was “startled” by unarmed woman he killed

 

Exclusive: Killer cop says he shot Justine Damond because he was 'startled' by her when she ran towards his car in the dark after loud noise - and had no idea she was 911 caller

 

Police Shooting Rattles Somalis in Minneapolis

 

Mayor’s grandchild dies after being left in hot car overnight (Tennessee)

 

Carjacking suspect hits bus bench and two cars, drives into oncoming traffic in wild pursuit with LAPD

 

Body camera captures Baltimore police officer hiding, then ‘finding’ drugs

 

CUSTOMS AND BORDER PROTECTION

 

As Illegal Crossings Decline, New Focus for Border Patrol

 

 

CYBERSECURITY

 

Russia says talks underway on joint U.S. cybersecurity unit

 

DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL COMMITTEE (DNC)

 

Perez: ‘It’s a War on Voters’ Being Waged by Republicans  (Democratic National Committee Chairman Tom Perez)

 

 

DEMOCRATS (MARXISTS)

 

City Council candidate ‘cares about’ Jews, compares them to Germans who enabled the Nazis (New York City)

 

National Enquirer: Hillary Clinton Framed The Trumps On Russia

 

Seattle's 'gay' mayor defiant amid call to step down

 

National Enquirer releases 'exhaustive investigation' into 'evil Hillary Clinton' framing the Trump family over Russia and claims Don Jr. meeting was a setup 

 

Al Gore warns Democrats about accusing Trump of treason  (Former US Vice President Al Gore (D)

 

DEPARTMENT HOMELAND SECURITY

 

US lifts laptop ban on flights from Middle East airports

 

WUT: Trump Administration Allows 15,000 More Foreign Worker Visas

 

Kelly: States 'nuts' if they don't ask feds for election protection help  (Department of Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly)

 

Obama-Era Emails May Point To DHS Coordination On Pro-Amnesty Lawsuit

 

DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT (HUD)

 

Ben Carson: HUD will 'reinterpret' Obama housing discrimination rule   (Secretary of Housing and Urban Development  Dr Ben Carson)

 

 

DEPARTMENT OF INTERIOR

 

Interior official says he was reassigned because of climate work

 

 

DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

 

Here’s the Chain Reaction Trump Could Set Off by Trying to Fire Mueller   (Justice Department special counsel former FBI Director Robert Mueller)

 

Trump Attacks Federal Law Enforcement With a Blunt Force Instrument (It should be patently clear to everyone that the President does not want an independent Justice Department.)

 

The humiliation of Jeff Sessions  (US Attorney General Jeff Sessions)

 

Sessions Stirs Conservatives With Civil Assets Forfeiture Directive  

 

Internet's largest illegal marketplace has been taken down, U.S. officials say

 

Trump Turns on Jeff Sessions 

 

On Civil Asset Forfeiture, Jeff Sessions Is the New Kamala Harris  (US Senator of California Kamala Harris (D)


Jeff Sessions Should Drop His Expansion of Civil Asset Forfeiture

 

Jeff Sessions: 'I plan to continue' as attorney general

 

Trump: Sessions should have told me about recusal, ‘I would have picked somebody else’

 

Fox News Exclusive: Rosenstein says internal memos should stay ‘confidential,’ after Comey leak (Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein/ Former FBI Director James Comey)

 

Trump warns Mueller not to probe into his finances (Justice Department special counsel former FBI Director Robert Mueller)

 

 

ECONOMY

 

U.S. stocks slip as Home Depot drags on the Dow; Nasdaq closes at record

 

Stocks Inch Higher as Trump Probe Said to Widen: Markets Wrap

 

Wall Street flat as home improvement retailers get Amazoned

 

US Industrial Output Continues to Rise

 

Gold marks longest win streak in 2 months as U.S. dollar sinks

 

Asia stocks hit near-decade high, markets await BOJ, ECB meetings

 

Stocks Climb to Record Before BOJ, ECB Decisions: Markets Wrap

 

Gross warns that a few more rate hikes could tip U.S. economy into recession

 

Carrier factory where Trump promised to save jobs lays off hundreds

 

Where to put your money now that the dollar is sinking

 

EDUCATION

 

Antifa Organizer and Berkeley School Teacher Arrested

 

Burundi robotics team missing after competition in DC

 

Cal Berkeley Blocks ANOTHER Conservative Speaker

 

Wisconsin: Marquette University pays for faculty to attend “Overcoming Islamophobia” workshop

 

On Second Thought… (University of Central Florida lifts suspension of student whose tweet about his ex-girlfriend struck many as rude, but also as free speech.)

 

Finally, a college cracks down on the left's snowflake fascists

 

Obama Under Secretary Is ACE's Next President (Ted Mitchell brings a wide-ranging background to the American Council on Education, including work on reforms the higher education lobby group has opposed.)

 

Alleged conduct by former USC dean 'horrible and despicable,' med school head tells angry students

 

Trigger Warnings Ahead (New book seeks to round out the trigger warning debate with competing histories of the trend and case studies from the classroom.)

 

Unions are sabotaging the fragile peace with charter schools

 

Missing Voices on Sexual Assault Response

 

A Work in Progress (Homosexual rights group gathers leaders of black colleges and universities to discuss path to making them more inclusive of LGBTQ students.)

 

A Punishment That Doesn't Work  (A new research paper finds that excess credit hour policies don’t lead to completion, just more student debt.)

 

EGYPT

 

‘They Told Them To Renounce Christ But They Persevered To The End’ Survivors Tell How ISIS Slaughtered Egyptian Christians Who Refused to Deny Christ

 

 

ELECTION 2020

 

Is Eric Holder Trump-haters’ best hope for 2020? (Former US Attorney General Eric H Holder Jr)

 

Kamala Harris Fuels Speculation for 2020 Presidential Run With Another Weekend in the Hamptons  (US Senator of California  Kamala Harris (D)

 

ENERGY

 

Oil retreats from 6-week high as traders await producer meeting

 

Energy Prices

 

Clean coal has hit a speedbump, but it remains essential

 

Aliso Canyon natural gas facility that was site of massive leak can reopen, state says  (California)

 

Three Years Into Cheap Oil, Gulf Still Depending on Rebound

 

ENVIRONMENT

 

Plastics: Pollution risks 'near permanent contamination of natural environment'

 

EUROPE

 

In Moldova, a synagogue with a terrible history is for sale on Holocaust Street

 

Ukraine Needs to Address Its Paramilitary Problem

 

EUROPEAN UNION

 

European stocks fall, euro leaps as markets ‘aren’t buying’ dovish Draghi  (President of the European Central Bank Mario Draghi)

 

Austria to Deploy Military If Italy Unleashes 200,000 Migrants On EU

 

Euro rallies to nearly two-year high after Draghi comments; dollar tumbles

 

Europe Ever Downward: Now the Bavarians Want Out

 

Poland: Country may lose EU voting rights over judicial independence

 

FAST FOOD INDUSTRY

 

'I ain't serving no police': Virginia McDonald's employee refuses to serve uniformed police officer

 

 

FEDERAL DEFICIT

 

Robert Samuelson: Deficits Forever?

 

 

FINANCIAL INDUSTRY

 

Bank of America responds to reports of outages

 

FOOD SAFETY

 

Chipotle incident shines light on takeout food safety

 

FRANCE

 

Could Britons living in France lose right to move freely to another EU country?

 

Truth in France on Past Persecution of Jews

 

French MPs officially given permission to ditch ties and jackets

 

Air France unveils 'Joon': Its new lower-cost airline for 'millenials'

 

GERMANY

 

Trump Loans From Deutsche Bank Face Regulatory Scrutiny

 

Turkey accuses Germany of 'great political irresponsibility' after Berlin issues travel warning

 

German judge warns of court system 'collapse' due to mass number of asylum complaints

 

Boat races, bake-offs and beer: How Prince William and Kate spent their day in Heidelberg

 

GLOBAL WARMING 

 

Where Does Global Warming Come From?

 

Bill Nye: We Just Have to Wait for Climate Change Deniers to Die Out

 

The Nazi Origins of Renewable Energy (and Global Warming)

 

Global Warming Derangement Syndrome: Please Make It Stop

 

How Y2K Offers a Lesson for Fighting Climate Change

 

GOP

 

CA GOP Swamp Sells Out to Dems on Corrupt Cap and Trade

 

Kinder, Gentler GOP Embraces ‘Cap and Trade’  (California)

 

Republican David Hadley drops out of California governor's race two weeks after entering

 

 

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

 

U.S. Allies Annoyed by Trump's Attention to Putin at G20 Dinner: ‘The Body Language, the Chemistry’  (Russian President Vladimir V Putin)

 

H.R. McMaster warned Trump not to meet with Putin at G-20 Summit: Report

 

Trump Says He and Putin Discussed 'Adoptions' at G20  

 

HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

 

Experts call HHS analysis of Cruz health amendment flawed  (US Senator of Texas Ted Cruz (R)

 

 

HEALTH CARE

 

Charlie Gard: It Can't Happen Here – or Can It?

 

How to get mentally ill New Yorkers off the street and into treatment

 

Employers Need A Functioning Individual Insurance Market

 

Apple wants to help doctors and patients talk to each other — by giving them iPads

 

HISTORY

 

King Solomon's fabulous hidden gold mines are a myth, historian says

 

HOLLYWOOD

 

'Horror!' Hollywood starlet pleads for ban on mutilation of girls

 

HOMOSEXUALITY

 

'Noah's Ark' on mission to 'take back the rainbow'

 

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

 

Congresswoman Whose Baby Miraculously Survived Was Behind Granting Charlie Gard U.S. Residency

 

Republicans Just Made Tax Reform More Difficult

 

House GOP defiant on health bill despite Senate

 

The Hill staffer at the center of the Russia intrigue (Meet Paul Behrends, an aide to US Representative of California Dana Rohrabacher (R) whose friendliness toward Moscow is raising hackles on Capitol Hill.)

 

Pelosi's Press Conference Takes A Disastrous Turn When She Pulls Out Her Phone  (House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-California)

 

Freedom Caucus to try to force vote on Obamacare repeal

 

House Conservatives Move to Bypass Paul Ryan on Clean Obamacare Repeal (Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-Wisconsin)

 

Wasserman Schultz 'Negotiating' With Police Over Computer In Hacking Probe   (US Representative of Florida Debbie Wasserman Schultz(D)

 

GOP Rep Dismisses Trump Health Care Threat, Accuses Him of Being a 'Distraction'

 

House Republican says "the Senate has failed the American people"

 

After Stalling for Months, Wasserman Schultz to Cooperate With Investigators on IT Probe (US Representative of Florida Debbie Wasserman Schultz(D)

 

Freedom Caucus to try to force ObamaCare repeal vote

 

House lawmakers propose 6 months of funding for VA Choice

 

Dana Rohrabacher (R-California)dismisses new report on request he got from Russia as a 'nothing burger'

 

House committee advances budget resolution

 

Wild Horses to Be Culled Out West After House Committee's OK

 

 

IMMIGRATION

 

The Dark History of Defining ‘Family’ (Efforts to manipulate the meaning in immigration matters often reflect racial bias instead of real needs.)

 


IMMIGRATION AND CUSTOMS ENFORCEMENT (ICE)

 

ICE Chief: We're Coming For Sanctuary Cities. And We're Not Sorry.

 

Texas Sheriff Tells ICE They're 'Overreacting' to Release of Violent Criminal

 

 

INDIA

 

PM Modi discussed ‘spirit’ of H-1B visas with Donald Trump: Sushma Swaraj

 

India searches for way out of border standoff with China

 

Army withdrawn from Darjeeling as fresh violence occurs

 

Man from India's lowest caste elected president

 

Indian Army to get medium-range surface to air missile produced by DRDO with Israel

 

China to blame for Doklam stand-off, all nations with India: Sushma

 

Pakistan tries to poke its nose into Doklam

 

Video of gang of 11 hacking Maharashtra man to death with swords goes viral

 

INFRASTRUCTURE

 

Elon Musk Claims U.S. Approval For World’s Longest Tunnel

 

INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICES (IRS)

 

An immigrant couple lost their business after the IRS seized and sold their property in a day

 

 

IRAN

 

Obama's Iran Nuclear Deal Threatens The U.S. — Trump Should Pull Out

 

Iran threatens US forces deployed near its borders

 

IRAQ

 

The Comeback Caliphate: How ISIS Could Regain Control of Iraq

 

Iraqi forces recapture village south of Mosul from Daesh - police

 

Yazidi boy’s rescue, reunion with family a bright spot amid humanitarian crisis in Mosul

 

Islamic State flogs teenagers for playing soccer

 

Son is killing ISIS one by one, seeking revenge for his dad

 

ISLAM

 

In Wake Of Detroit Cases, American Muslims Target Female Genital Mutilation

 

80 Years Ago, Hilaire Belloc Predicted Radical Islam’s Re-Emergence Because Of Secularization  (His insight into Islam at a time England was preoccupied—with Hitler, communism abroad, and a fascist movement at home—was exceptional. And penetrating.)

 

An aging Muslim community worries about its future

 

Pamela Geller: Linda Sarsour Raised $100,000 for a Jewish Cemetery. Where Is the Money?

 

You won't believe latest from new star Muslim activist ...

 

Boston to hang 50 posters addressing public harassment, “Islamophobia” around city

 

ISRAEL

 

Israeli-“Palestinian” Arab Conflict Briefing     (Thursday, July 20, 2017)

 

Dozens wounded in fresh clashes over Temple Mount security

 

Video of Al-Aqsa attack made public as Adalah calls for release of Palestinians' bodies

 

Netanyahu rushes to security meet as Temple Mount tensions surge (Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu)

 

Bereaved Jewish mother comforts mother of slain Druze officer

 

On Temple Mount, will reason trump politics?

 

Israeli soldiers shoot, kill Palestinian after alleged stabbing attempt, sparking clashes

 

Amid Temple Mount tumult, the who, what and why of its Waqf rulers

 

Erdogan demands Israel remove metal detectors  (Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan)

 

Power-sharing deal between former foes taking shape in Gaza

 

Erdoğan discusses escalation at al-Aqsa with Israeli, Palestinian presidents in phone call

 

Palestinian tries to stab soldiers, is shot dead — IDF  (Israel Defense Forces)

 

Foreign visitors stand by Palestinians as tensions remain high over status of Al-Aqsa

 

Amman, Riyadh said pushing to remove Temple Mt. metal detectors by Friday

 

Arabs riot as cabinet discusses Friday prayers

 

Jerusalem court: PA tortured dozens of suspected collaborators with Israel

 

Police Say They Can Handle Friday’s Expected Violence

 

If Europe disappears, we may live to regret it

 

Abbas pushes international community to intervene over Al-Aqsa crisis  (“Palestinian” Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas)

 

Yemeni rebels vow to fight against Israel

 

Residents Home, Roads Open, Fire Out in Jerusalem Forest

 

Netanyahu and Rivlin clash over Erdoğan   (Israeli President Reuven Rivlin) 

 

Rivlin asks Erdogan to condemn Temple Mount violence

 

Baby forgotten in Beit Shemesh bank

 

Exclusive: Israel set to deny entry to radical BDS activists

 

Video Shows Metal Detectors Would Have Stopped Terrorists’ Accomplice

 

Fatah threatens more violence: “Rage for the Al-Aqsa Mosque!”

 

Five Battalions Prepare for Friday in Jerusalem, More in Judea, Samaria

 

9 arrested as LGBT protest turns violent in Tel Aviv

 

Terrorist Killed in Stabbing Attack Near Tekoa

 

Jordan’s intel tags Hizballah for Temple Mt. terror

 

Rare 2,700-year-old Assyrian-era reservoir unearthed in central Israel

 

Zorlu Energy to build solar power plants in Palestine

 

Israel: UNESCO is a full partner in Palestinian incitement

 

Hamas accidentally admits that Muslims practice their faith “in complete freedom” in Jerusalem

 

EU will 'wither and die' if it does not change policy on Israel  (Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu)

 

JAPAN

 

Japan's Demographic Crisis Will Only Get Worse. Here's Why That's Bad News for America

 

Robot probes crippled nuclear reactor for melted fuel

 

LOBBYISTS

 

The Latest in AARP’s Greed and Duplicity  (Surprise, surprise, another Republican crony lobbyist leads the way in distorting Obamacare repeal.)

 

MEDIA

 

Bias Alert: Black NYT writer wonders if white women are racist for not moving out of his way on the sidewalk

 

Journalist Posted Death Wish Before McCain Brain Tumor Revealed (US Senator of Arizona John McCain (R)

 

U.S. reporters rely on other countries for information about Trump

 

CNN gave 3 times more coverage to Trump-Putin talk than Obama hot mic gaffe, study says

 

Linda Sarsour’s Epic Twitter Fail  (CNN’s Jake Tapper calls out Linda Sarsour on her “ugly sentiments” and support for cop killers.)

 

CNN's imminent attack on alternative media

 

MEDICAID

 

Andy Slavitt Doesn’t Know Anything About Medicaid, Is A Liar, Or Both  (Former Obama official Andy Slavitt made the bold claim that Republicans were changing their health-care bill ‘not just to gut Medicaid, but to allow states to eliminate it.’ False.)

 

MEXICO

 

Mexico Leaders' pledges fall short as graft remains 'heart of the political system'

 

MIDDLE EAST

 

Saudi Columnist: Christians Should Be Accepted As Equal Citizens, Not Treated As 'Protected People' (Dhimmis)

 

Saudi Arabia establishes new apparatus for state security

 

Our Relationship with Saudi Arabia Is an Embarrassment

 

Kuwait orders closure of Iranian mission, reduction in number of diplomats

 

A coup in the House of Saud?

 

Saudi Prince Arrested Over Bloody ‘Assault’ Video

 

Yazidi woman freed from ISIS captivity in Sinjar returns for revenge on extremists

 

Yemen: UN warned not to whitewash 'grave violations against children'

 

MILITARY

 

Winning: Five Pentagon Successes Under President Trump

 

Army to discharge sergeant who tried to keep secret data on bin Laden raid revealed by Obama

 

Veterans start to lose Choice health care options as VA funds run dry

 

President to nominate West Point grad, Raytheon executive as Army secretary

 

What is the future of the Air Force?

 

Trump’s Pentagon fills No. 2 post, but dozens of key jobs remain open

 

MUSIC INDUSTRY

 

Linkin Park singer Chester Bennington dead at 41

 

MYANMAR

 

Could US reset sanctions on Myanmar over North Korea?

 

China Woos Myanmar as U.S. Focus in the Region Wanes

 

 

NATIONAL ASSOCIATION FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF COLORED PEOPLE (NAACP)

 

NAACP Lawsuit Against Trump Voter Commission Centers Around Alleged Racism

 

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY

 

Former intelligence director James Clapper is writing a book

 

NATIONAL PARKS SERVICE

 

Thousands flee raging wildfire near Yosemite

 

NATIONAL SECURITY AGENCY

 

NSA sued for details of 'unmasking' skullduggery

 

NORTH ATLANTIC TREATY ORGANIZATION (NATO)

 

Trump Was Right: NATO Is Obsolete

 

NUTRITION

 

Is YOUR diet making you ill? How the wrong food can give you a throbbing hangover (even if you have not had a single drop to drink)

 

PAKISTAN

 

America's Pakistan Policy Could Make or Break Trump's Legacy

 

Indian troops continued unprovke firing at LOC

 

Nawaz Sharif is an employee of an offshore company in Dubai: Khaleej Times  (Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif)

 

Pakistan treats US as a 'limitless ATM': Raymond Davis

 

Afghan ministry response to Operation Khyber-4 is unwarranted: ISPR

 

Pakistan not taking significant action against militant outfits: US State Dept

 

POVERTY

 

Tax-Funded Anti-Poverty Groups Pay Their CEOs Huge Salaries

 

PRISONS

 

OJ Simpson gets parole, eligible for release October 1

 

Key players in OJ Simpson's parole hearing

 

Before Simpson's parole hearing, Ron Goldman's family says they may never see justice

 

Masturbating and a cookie could cost O.J. his parole

 

 

REPUBLICAN NATIONAL COMMITTEE (RNC)

 

Meghan McCain calls for Republican committee member in Nevada to resign after she said 'Amen' to evil tweet saying her sick father John should 'just f***ing die already' 

 

 

RESTAURANT INDUSTRY

 

Shocking moment RATS fall from the ceiling of a Texas Chipotle as diners watch in horror

 

RUSSIA

 

The Kremlin Is Planning Its Own Version of Stone's 'Putin Interviews'  (Russian President Vladimir V Putin)

 

Putin’s Playthings

 

Russia Ranked Among Worst Countries to Be a Pensioner

 

Growth in Russia's Arms Exports Predicted After 5-Year Lull

 

Hollywood tries to get rid of Putin in Russia-related releases

 

US ‘global strike’ concept is a direct military threat – Russia’s new naval doctrine

 

Russia to develop cruise missiles capable of striking targets at 1,000km range

 

Putin wins in Syria: Trump ends CIA program to support Syrian opposition

 

Incredible 360 footage captures ‘Russian Knights’ riding through the skies (Video)

 

Russian disinformation has fooled America

 

Records Show Manafort’s Debts to Pro-Russia Interests  (Business records from the secretive tax haven of Cyprus suggest that Paul J Manafort owed millions to pro-Russia interests before joining Donald J Trump’s campaign.)

 

Why Trump’s chat with Putin is not just a chat (Russian President Vladimir V Putin)

 

A Guide to Russia’s Diplomatic Properties in Washington

 

SCIENCE

 

I’m a scientist. I’m blowing the whistle on the Trump administration.

 

 

SECOND AMENDMENT

 

Group that Protested NRA Over ‘Violent’ Rhetoric Embraces Convicted Cop Killer

 

 

SECRET SERVICE

 

Tiffany Trump's trip to Berlin costs taxpayers at least $22,000 

 

SENATE

 

Senate Health Care Bill Could Be Greatest Entitlement Reform in a Generation

 

Michigan Senate Race Between Kid Rock And Debbie Stabenow Will Be a Toss-Up (US Senator of Michigan Debbie Stabenow (D)

 

McCain's brain tumor is particularly aggressive type  (US Senator of Arizona John McCain (R)

 

GOP Senator Calls on Trump Admin to Compel Saudis to Allow Aid into Yemen

 

Rand Paul sides with Trump on Sessions slam  (US Senator of Kentucky Rand Paul (R)/US Attorney General Jeff Sessions)

 

Wray’s FBI nomination approved by Senate committee

 

Sen. Thune says "one-size-fits-all solution" to health care won't work  (US Senator of South Dakota John Thune (R)

 

Senate Republicans still at impasse after late-night health care meeting

 

Rape Isn't a Game, Senator Murray  (US Senator of Washington Patty Murray (D)

 

Senate holdouts 'optimistic' after late meetings to revive Obamacare replacement bill

 

Barack Obama, Sarah Palin among politicians who express support to 'hero' John McCain after brain cancer diagnosis

 

Breaking News: Senator John McCain diagnosed with brain cancer

 

Sen. John McCain diagnosed with brain cancer

 

Graham on McCain cancer diagnosis: 'This disease has never had a more worthy opponent' (US Senator of South Carolina Lindsey O Graham (R)

 

Senator John McCain has a brain tumor, his office says

 

Could blood clot explain McCain's garbled questions to Comey?

 

Lawmakers send Sen. McCain well wishes after cancer diagnosis

 

McCain Has Brain Cancer; Tumor Was Found in Surgery

 

Fox News Poll: 74 percent want GOP to reach out to Democrats on health care

 

Graham, Durbin revive bill to help 'Dreamers'   (US Senator of Illinois Richard Durbin (D)

 

Obama sends well wishes to McCain: 'Cancer doesn't know what it's up against'

 

Trump sees electoral consequences for senators who oppose Obamacare repeal

 

Kushner, Trump Jr. and Manafort scheduled to testify

 

GOP senators to discuss disagreements after Trump meeting

 

With Obamacare repeal off the table, will Republicans start trying to actually improve healthcare?

 

What Should The GOP Do Next On Health Reform? Ask Hillary Clinton

 

Uh-oh, the GOP has no choice but to work with Democrats on healthcare reform

 

Why Obamacare won and Trump lost

 

Source: Senate leaders to offer $200 billion to win over moderates

 

Bob Menendez Corruption Charges Should Be Thrown Out, Lawyers Say  (US Senator of New Jersey Robert Menendez (D)

 

 

SOCIAL SECURITY

 

Feds Issued $171 Million in Improper Payments to People With More Than One SSN

 

 

SOUTH AMERICA

 

Brazil's Lula has assets frozen

 

SOUTH KOREA 

 

Moon seeks 2020 deal for peace with nuclear-free North Korea (President Moon Jae-in)

 

Most Employers Plan Job Cuts Over Minimum Wage Hike

 

Debate brews over Moon’s plan to cut mandatory military service

 

S. Korea strengthens US beef inspections amid reignited mad cow disease fear

 

[Interview] 'Jesus' speaks on gay pride, Christian protesters

 

Travelers to Europe Warned of Measles Outbreak

 

London holiday scam fools Korean tourists

 

Yet Another Record for KOSPI

 

Flood of foreign workers puts Koreans out of a job

 

'Trump, do no harm to Korea-US trade deal'

 

S. Korean troops in Lebanon mark 10th anniversary of operation

 

SPORTS

 

AP: NFL stadium, other U.S. structures may have highly flammable panels

 

Death of Chris Berman’s wife ruled an accident

 

New LPGA dress code rules spark debate

 

Giancarlo Stanton sounds like he’s had it with the Marlins

 

Baseball legend Curt Schilling: Beltway out of touch

 

MLB Scoreboard 

 

STATES

 

Voter Fraud Database Tops 1,000 Proven Cases

 

Travel to Texas? Not on California’s Dime, You Don’t

 

Frozen Sausage Falls on Roof in Florida in Meaty Mystery

 

STATE DEPARTMENT

 

Major US Aid Recipients Pakistan, Lebanon Among ‘Terrorist Safe Havens’ in State Dep’t Report

 

State Dept. Braces for Cyber Staff Shakeup 

 

SUICIDES

 

How Lyme disease might be triggering suicides

 

SUPREME COURT 

 

Chief Justice Roberts: Criticism won't stop judges

 

Supreme Court allows Trump refugee ban but backs broader exemptions for relatives

 

TAIWAN

 

Taiwan won’t ban US beef despite 5th  mad cow case

 

Free plastic bags to be banned at 80,000 stores

 

Continued Strength Expected For Taiwan Stock Market

 

Export growth shows no sign of slowing

 

Students rally against more labor law changes

 

Warfare simulation next month will be biggest ever: source

 

TECHNOLOGY

 

New sex robots with 'frigid' settings allow men to simulate rape

 

Study: Almost Half of All US Workers May Be Replaced by Robots

 

TELEVISION

 

Why "Sesame Street" may not be doomed financially

 

Pro-Trump TV pundit’s firm took undisclosed payments from Trump’s reelection campaign 

 

TRADE

 

US and China fail to agree on trade

  

TREASURY DEPARTMENT

 

U.S. says Exxon under Tillerson violated Russia sanctions in 2014 (US Secretary of State Rex W Tillerson)

 

ExxonMobil disagrees with US Treasury Department’s decision to assess fine

 

TURKEY

 

Turkish report exposes locations of US troops in Syria

 

Britain tells Turkey it will lift ban on in-flight electronics - Anadolu

 

Erdoğan reappoints Yekta Saraç as head of Turkey’s Higher Education Board  (Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan)

 

Turkey says no information leaked to state-run news agency on US bases in Syria

 

Serious confidence crisis in German relations recently: Turkish foreign ministry

 

Ankara-Berlin ties hit low amid war of words

 

Gülen network included in US’s terrorism report for first time

 

No libraries opened in 44 provinces of Turkey in last 10 years: Report

 

Turkish village mourns teacher killed by PKK

 

Germany vows to defend firms doing business in Turkey

 

Six PKK militants who killed teacher in Turkey’s Tunceli killed by armed drones: Governor’s office

 

Turkey’s media watchdog cancels TV channels’ licenses for first time based on state of emergency decree 

 

UNITED KINGDOM (BRITAIN)

 

Unilever helps lift FTSE 100 to highest finish in a month

 

UK woman speaks in 'un-British' accents after MRI scan

 

Woman posing as man used fake penis to assault schoolgirl

 

 The experimental treatment considered for baby Charlie Gard

 

The U.K. just banned sexist ads -- should America follow?

 

Scotland: Islamic State calls on Muslims to target businesses owned by Jews

 

NHS: England 'urgently needs 2,200 more A&E consultants'

 

Sir Winston Churchill tried to supress secret war documents detailing a Nazi plot to make Duke of Windsor King

 

Military: UK's refusal to reveal legal advice on drone killings faces challenge

 

Charlie Gard and Our Moral Confusion

 

Mental health: Thousands of patients spend years on secure wards

 

Government extends retirement age to 68

 

Thousands of patients spend years on secure wards

 

BBC under pressure over gender pay gap among top earners

 

University first-class degrees soaring

 

UK threatens to return radioactive waste to EU without nuclear deal

 

Gay British Asians 'forced into marriage'

 

Labour could cut BBC salaries if elected - source

 

Half of pupils expelled from school have mental health issue, study finds

 

Public heckle Grenfell council leader  (Elizabeth Campbell apologizses to survivors of the tower block blaze for not doing more for them.)

 

A Hastings pier and a Glasgow college on shortlist

 

Big rise in sexual offences on trains

 

Grenfell fire Faith groups step in to mediate between officials and community

 

UK and EU to assess Brexit negotiations

 

British Airways Cabin crew extend strike into summer holiday peak

 

UNITED NATIONS

 

Samantha Power Takes Center Stage in Unmasking Investigation (Former US United Nations Ambassador Samantha Power)

 

Fmr. U.N. Amb. Power Emerges As Central Figure In Obama Unmasking Investigation

 

 

VENEZUELA 

   

Venezuelans cross Colombia border in search of new life

 

WHITE HOUSE

 

Daily Presidential Tracking Poll

 

Trump sets red line for Mueller on Russia probe, warns he'll expose 'conflicts' (Justice Department special counsel former FBI Director Robert Mueller)

 

The Nuclear Option: After Using Americans as Pawns, Democrats Blame Trump for Obamacare Failure

 

Trump puts pragmatism before ideology in Southeast Asia

 

Trump’s first 6 months, by the numbers

 

POTUS: ‘I Did a Great Thing for the American People’ Firing James Comey (Former FBI Director James Comey)

 

White House yanks, delays almost 900 proposed regulations

 

Is Space Exploration a Bipartisan Issue Trump Can Seize?

 

President Trump's Voter Fraud Commission Meets, Smeared by Deniers

 

Did The First Lady Of Japan Pretend Not To Speak English To Avoid Talking To Trump?

 

Trump Assembles Federal Commission to Investigate Voter Fraud

 

Watch: Jeffrey Lord Says Trump Might Fire Special Prosecutor

 

Q&A: How Trump could help sink Obama health law

 

Trump calls Obama a liar

 

Pence tries his best to keep unsaid what Trump then says about election integrity  (Vice-President Mike Pence)

 

Reporter breaks White House rules by streaming live audio of off-camera briefing

 

Trump Persists on Health Bill, Urging Senators to Revive It

 

Trump Voter Fraud Panel Is Under Fire From First Meeting

 

What you need to know about President Trump's voter fraud commission

 

The one area where Trump has been wildly successful

 

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