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Friday, July 21, 2017

 

CELEBRATING 241 YEARS OF LIBERTY AND FREEDOM

 

 

In Today’s Issue:  

 

ABORTION

 

After Texas Cut Planned Parenthood Funding, Teen Abortions Fell 28% and Teen Births 24%

 

Justice Department seeks to prevent protesters from blocking entrance to Ky.’s last abortion clinic

 

David Daleiden Will Appeal $137,000 Fine for Exposing Planned Parenthood Selling Aborted Baby Parts

 

Abortion rights groups sue Texas to block procedure ban

 

“Pro-Life” Democrat Joe Manchin is a Traitor to Unborn Babies Because He Will Fund Planned Parenthood

 

Arkansas Board of Health Approves Rule for Abortion Law

 

Cecile Richards: If I’m Not “Pissing People Off” Then I’m Not “Doing My Job”

 

Hundreds of Extremists Plan to Descend on Kentucky's Last Abortion Clinic

 

Taxpayers Will Have to Pay Planned Parenthood’s $156,000 Legal Fees After It Got Away With Breaking the Law

 

Senate confirms judge who equated abortion with slavery

 

Texas Governor Greg Abbott Announces Support For Public Reports When Botched Abortions Injure Women

 

Huge Free-Speech Win in Illinois: Court Stops State From Forcing Pro-Lifers to Promote Abortions

 

Lawmakers put Chile's abortion law on hold

 

France Gives Its Highest Honor to Abortion Champion Simone Veil

 

Retailer faces boycott over refusal to lower cost of morning-after pill  (Britain)

 

Abortion Supporters Want United Nations to Push “Universal Access” to Abortion

 

AFGHANISTAN

 

US confirms air strike killed Afghan forces in friendly fire incident

 

Wanted: An Afghanistan Policy

 

AFRICA

 

Christian Student Killed in Spate of Boko Haram Attacks in Northeast Nigeria

 

For many African girls, menstruation means humiliation

 
AMERICAN CIVIL LIBERTIES UNION (ACLU)

 

Tenn. Inmates Can Get a Vasectomy to Shorten Their Jail Sentences (ACLU calls the program 'unconstitutional')

 

ANTI-SEMITISM

 

The Jewashing of George Soros  (Millions of Jews are anti-Semitic for calling out an anti-Semite.)

 

ASIA

 

Insufficient funds in Vietnam

 

AUSTRALIA 

 

Topsy-turvy week for ASX

 

Australian dollar stung by RBA's rate comments

 

Australian solider arrested in Victoria for child pornography

 

AUTO INDUSTRY

 

Ford to petition to avoid U.S. recall of 2.5 million vehicles

 

BIG GOVERNMENT

 

Pet Lovers Decry NYC Law That Prohibits Dog Sitting Without Kennel License

 

CANADA

 

TSX tumbles as Canadian dollar hovers near 80 cents US

 

PM criticizes Khadr 'domestic squabble' during NAFTA talks  (Canadian Prime Minister Prime Minister Justin Trudeau)

 

Toronto housing market’s downturn may have an upside

 

Man who saved Toronto $50,000 is rebuked

 

'He was magic': Canadian rock legend Kenny Shields dies

 

Premier Wynne defends Hydro One purchase of U.S. utility that owns a coal plant

 

Thunder Bay, Ont., Mayor Keith Hobbs, wife and 1 other charged with extortion

 

Inmate died in solitary after dispute with prison officers

 

Ontario man charged after driving van off 60-foot cliff into Lake Erie: police

 

Nunavut boy uses Children's Wish to fly grandparents 3,400 km for a visit

 

FedEx Office stores closing in Canada

 

Star readers help female genital mutilation survivor reach fundraising goal

 

Liberals quash NDP push to question Justin Trudeau on NAFTA

 

 

CAPITOL HILL

 

Fact-free Israel-bashing comes to Capitol Hill

 

CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY (CIA)

 

CIA Director Pompeo slams NY Times for outing covert officer (Director of the Central Intelligence Agency Mike Pompeo)

 

CIA director: 'I don't love' Wikileaks

 

CIA Director Pompeo says Russia in Syria to 'stick it to America'

 

CHRISTIANITY

 

Survey: Good deeds by Christians often go unseen

 

COMEDY

 

Halle Berry drinks half a pint of whiskey at Comic-Con panel

 

COMMUNIST CHINA 

 

China taps a new export opportunity: education

 

China announces goal of leadership in artificial intelligence by 2030

 

China issues new guidelines on banned terminology in news

 

After US-China talks: No trade war but Xi-Trump bromance cools (Communist Chinese dictator Xi Jinping)

 

Chinese state media’s tribute to Xi is forceful rebuke of free press

 

Before Anniversary of Falun Gong’s Persecution, Xi Jinping Stresses Importance of Helping Petitioners

 

American student detained in China doing OK, senator's spokeswoman says

 

Exclusive: U.S. toughens stance on foreign deals in blow to China's buying spree

 

Dissident’s Death a Blow to Democratic Cause in China

 

Agents bar access to the 'free' wife of Liu Xiaobo

 

COMMUNIST NORTH KOREA

 

Food shortage fears as N. Korea faces worst drought in 15 years: UN

 

Google Earth technology used to map "crimes against humanity" in North Korea

 

What sanctions? North Korea economy grows at fastest pace in 17 years

 

US to bar Americans from traveling to North Korea

 

CONGRESS

 

Dozens of Members of Congress Want Quick Vote to Grant Charlie Gard U.S. Residence for Treatment

 

House and Senate Set to Protect Consumers From an Overreaching Federal Agency

 

Democrats in U.S. Congress urge review of Amazon's Whole Foods deal

 

Sick of your Congressman? Elect a Veteran

 

US lawmakers want fresh sanctions on Hezbollah

 

Repeal and Unleash: Shrugging Off Government in Health Care

 

On Health Care, Bipartisan Dishonesty Is the Problem

 

Republicans Had Big Goals for 2017. It’s Not Going Well.

 

'Repeal and replace': Elitist scam

 

CONGRESSIONAL BUDGET OFFICE (CBO)

 

Former CBO Leaders Ask Lawmakers to Stop Bad-Mouthing Agency

 

CBO scores modified version of Senate GOP's repeal and replace plan

 

COPORATE AMERICA

 

The Walmart Guy vs Anti-Capitalism Millennials

 

COURTS

 

U.S. judge approves $11.2M settlement for hacked Ashley Madison users

 

California judge refuses to bring back Trump's sanctuary cities ban

 

Court shocker: Girl must use girls locker room

 

Republicans are working to keep you from your day in court

 

L.A. officials considering changes to gang injunction policy after lawsuit alleges constitutional violations

 

Man indicted for brawl that diverted Delta flight

 

White nationalist leader pleads guilty in Trump rally case

 

Judge weighs privacy in Utah prescription-drug database case

 

 

CRIME IN AMERICA

 

Did Officer Mohamed Noor get his job just because he’s Somali?

 

Justine Damond: Killed by “Islamophobia”  (Political correctness put her in the way of a “nervous, jumpy” Muslim cop who took her life.)

 

 Shocking moment man is stabbed in the chest outside a New York deli while eating his breakfast before staggering off and dying in the street

 

A 10-year-old’s mysterious and fatal encounter with opioids

 

Woman broke into home via doggy door, attacked kid, got stabbed: cops

 

Retired college professor who left his dog to die in a hot car three years ago is arrested after ANOTHER dog died the same way

 

Teens filmed, mocked and laughed while man slowly drowned

 

Why the war on cops is a war on all of us

 

"Didn't have to die": Police chief breaks silence on woman's shooting (Minnesota)

 

Ex-Miss Kentucky USA accused smuggling drugs into jail

 

Body found in trunk of car may be missing Ohio woman

 

Pennsylvania murder suspect had 40 prior police encounters

 

CYBER ATTACK

 

Trump Preparing Aggressive Response to Cyber Attacks

 

DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL COMMITTEE (DNC)

 

Another bizarre turn in Wasserman Schultz's latest hacking scandal (Former Democratic National Committee Chairman US Representative of Florida Debbie Wasserman Schultz)

 

The Democratic Party’s Billion-Dollar Mistake

 

DEMOCRATS (MARXISTS)

 

Clinton Scandal Only Deepens — So Why Is Trump, Not Hillary, Targeted For Investigation?

 

New Democrat Slogan Recalls Papa John’s Jingle

 

Larry Elder: Collusion? What About Chinagate and Ted Kennedy's Outreach to the USSR?

 

DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

 

Food Stamp Use Falls to Lowest Level in Seven Years

 

USDA Approves Release of GM Moths in New York

 

DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT (HUD)

 

Ben Carson's is leading a quiet life in a chaotic Cabinet  (Secretary of Housing and Urban Development  Dr Ben Carson)

 

 

DEPARTMENT OF INTERIOR

 

Government Climate Scientist: Native Alaskans Are In Danger Because I Was Reassigned  (A climate scientist at the Department of Interior claims the Trump administration reassigned him for talking about climate change.)

 

Interior Dept. pulls Glacier National Park’s top climate experts from Mark Zuckerberg’s tour

 

DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

 

Legal Experts Weigh in on Trump’s Right to Be Riled at Sessions, DOJ  (US Attorney General Jeff Sessions)

 

Dobbs: Time to Fire Mueller, Purge DOJ, Investigate DC Swamp as Promised  (Justice Department special counsel former FBI Director Robert Mueller)

 

U.S. to drop charges against ex-J.P. Morgan traders in London Whale case

 

Trump should fire Attorney General Jeff Sessions

 

Mueller Expands His Probe a Again

 

Trump has 'no intention' to remove Mueller   

 

Tucker To Trump: 'For God's Sake, Lay Off Jeff Sessions'

 

Chris Collins: 'Standard legal practice' for Trump lawyers to scrutinize Mueller's team

 

Pro-Trump Voices Lay The Groundwork For Trump To Clean House At DOJ

 

Special Counsel Reaches Down Russian Rabbit Holes 

 

Sessions-Trump Feud Goes Beyond Usual Administration Rift  (US Attorney General Jeff Sessions)

 

Mueller Expands Probe to Include Finances Despite Trump’s Objections

 

Trump supporters fear Mueller’s peek into business dealings will be fatal blow

 

Sessions learns loyalty can be a one-way street with Trump

 

Trump Aides Scour Mueller’s Team in Effort to Discredit

 

Mueller probes Manafort over possible money laundering

 

Holder defends Mueller: 'No basis to question the integrity of Mueller' (Former US Attorney General Eric H Holder Jr)

 

DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

 

Mar-a-Lago requests permission for more foreign workers during "Made in America" week

 

EARTHQUAKE

 

Earthquake rocks Greece and Turkey: At least two dead and 100 injured as tremor hits holiday resorts

 

At least two dead and dozens hurt as powerful earthquake hits Greek and Turkish holiday resorts, triggering tsunami which sends tourists fleeing for their lives as buildings collapse

 

Strong quake rattles Turkey, Greek islands; at least 2 die

 

ECONOMY

 

Wall Street dips as GE, energy shares weigh

 

Stocks Fall, Dollar Sinks as Politics Take a Toll: Markets Wrap

 

S&P 500, Nasdaq post weekly gains as stock market finishes session lower

 

Dodd-Frank Has Held Down the US Economy for Too Long

 

30-year Treasury yield notches largest weekly fall in more than 3 months

 

Brawn in an Age of Brains  (Does physical labor have a future?)

 

Euro at two-year high, Asian shares barely budge

 

Dollar Stays Weak on U.S. Politics; Aussie Falls: Markets Wrap

 

Gold logs highest finish in a month, up over 2% for the week

 

When Washington Snoozes, The Economy Wins

 

Beware of the curse of the number 7 in the stock market

 

Record S&P 500 Failing to Stem Steadiest Fund Outflow Since 2009

 

EDUCATION

 

MIT built the ‘Shazam for food’ app that HBO’s 'Silicon Valley' couldn’t

 

Rahm Emanuel's Proposal Requires Approved Post-grad Plan or No Diploma  (Mayor of Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel(D)

 

Minnesota Schools Adopt Transgender Toolkit for Kindergartners

 

Students petition college to close Chick-fil-A because it's 'homophobic'

 

An overdose, a young companion, drug-fueled parties: The secret life of a USC med school dean

 

Cutting Everything … Except Athletics  (Some Wright State faculty members wonder why the university’s athletics budget is protected, but nothing else is.)

 

Steve Lopez: USC bosses flunk the leadership test amid shocking allegations about former medical school dean

 

Education Spending in the Crosshairs

 

Berkeley could foot bill for Ben Shapiro event

 

Problems Beyond the $306M Dorm (Bethune-Cookman, a historically black university with a proud history, copes with impact of borrowing against its endowment, fighting in court with its alumni, affiliating with a for-profit law school and inviting Betsy DeVos to speak at commencement.)

 

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

 

Proposed Federal Policy Would Cripple University Research

 

EGYPT

 

Egyptian-German Scholar Dr. Hamed Abdel-Samad Discusses Treatment Of Jews In Quran, Persecution Of Christians In Egypt

 

ELECTION 2016

 

Denis McDonough defends Obama’s Russia hacking response in op-ed

 

Obama administration considered deploying military to counter Election Day cyberattacks: Report

 

ELECTION 2020

 

Rep. Maxine Waters will run for President. ...If millennials demand it (US Representative of California Maxine Waters (D)

 

Maxine Waters' New Hampshire cameo spurs questions over possible 2020 presidential run  (US Representative of California Maxine Waters (D)

 

Dems See 2020 as a ‘Wide-Open Field’ for Taking the White House

 

ENERGY

 

Oil ends at a more than 1-week low with OPEC output expected to rise

 

Energy Prices

 

EUROPE

 

Ukraine's Future Is Brighter Than You Think

 

Meet the couple tandem biking across Europe to raise money for Syrian refugees

 

Traveling to Europe? Protect yourself from this preventable disease

 

EUROPEAN UNION

 

European stocks log worst daily drop in 3 weeks as euro rallies

 

The EU Can't Afford to Ignore Europe's Migrant Crisis

 

Euro rally has room to run if this pattern continues to hold true

 

How Kaczynski Is Driving Poland Away from Europe  (Jaroslaw Kaczynski, the most powerful politician in Poland, is the architect of judicial reforms that have drawn massive criticism across Europe. As the Polish government chips away at checks and balances, is it possible the politician could drive the country out of the EU?)

 

Leaders of Russia, Ukraine, France, Germany to talk Monday

 

It’s Time to Hit Poland in the Pocketbook (With its latest move, Poland’s ruling party has effectively ended rule of law. It’s long past time for the EU to cut off the budding autocrats to the east.)

 

Town Launched Gender Segregated Asylum Homes After Child Sex Abuse (Sweden)

 

European nations rebel against EU 'refugee' quotas

 

EUTHANASIA

 

Activists Want Dutch Government to Legalize “Euthanasia Pill” to Kill Healthy People

 

 

EXPORT-IMPORT BANK

 

Trump weighs dumping Garrett as Ex-Im nominee 

 

FAST FOOD INDUSTRY

 

McDonald's delivery now includes onesies and sweats

 

FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION (FBI) 

 

FBI Turns Over 7,000 New Documents From Weiner’s Computer to State Department (Former US Representative of New York Anthony Weiner (D)

 

FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION (FTC)

 

FTC probing allegations of Amazon's deceptive discounting

 

FOREIGN POLICY

 

‘America First’: Who really wins?

 

"A World in Disarray" author Richard Haass on America's shrinking role as a global leader

 

FRANCE

 

France hit by drought: What you need to know about water restrictions

 

Up and coming French singer Barbara Weldens dies during concert

 

Macron under fire over defence spending, tax cuts and leadership style (French President Emmanuel Macron)

 

France's far-right begin soul-searching talks as Le Pen looks for fresh start

 

French-Dutch culture clash revealed in leaked Air France-KLM report

 

Paris: How did a 'whale' end up beached on the banks of the River Seine

 

GERMANY

 

Merkel may win election, but lose her finance minister (German Chancellor Angela Merkel)

 

Prosecutors file terror charges against ‘Isis ambassador in Germany'

 

Briton faces court over Deutsche Telekom cyber attack that hit 1 million German homes

 

German car giants formed cartel to secretly collude on diesel emissions: report

 

Germany Debates Tougher Stance Against Turkey

 

GLOBALIZATION

 

Paper: Future of Globalization ‘Shaken’ by Trump Victory, Nationalist ‘Political Earthquakes’

 

GLOBAL WARMING

 

Study Attacks Large Families: Your Children are Causing Climate Change

 

A top Assembly Republican quits her leadership role to protest climate vote  (California)

 

GOOGLE

 

YouTube redirects ISIS recruits to anti-terrorist videos

 

GOP

 

Maga, ‘Never Trump’ Face-Off in Race for Young Republican Chair

 

GOVERNMENT

 

Ignorance and the Decline of Responsible Government in America

 

HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

 

 Paul Krugman Explains Obamacare

 

HEALTH CARE

 

The Medical Profession's Digital Revolution Is Here

 

AP-NORC Poll: Shift to political left seen on health care

 

Possible lead in tap water prompts New Orleans official to sound alarm 

 

Family's heartbreaking battle with E. coli

 

Doctor who linked kids' lead exposure to health issues dies

 

HOLLYWOOD

 

The History Behind The Movie ‘Dunkirk’

 

Lopez uses gender-neutral pronoun to describe relative

 

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

 

House Votes Overwhelmingly to Reauthorize DHS

 

Ryan's Challenge (Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-Wisconsin)

 

Republican budget at risk in the House

 

Dem lawmaker to Elon Musk: Build your hyperloop in Texas

 

Top Dems Slow Rolling Ethics Probe to Delay Investigation Into Obama Leaks

 

House clears path for Alaska’s long-awaited King Cove road

 

Ryan calls CBO's estimate of 22 million more uninsured "bogus"  (Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-Wisconsin)

 

IMMIGRATION

 

Syrian Refugees Came to Fresno. Fresno Wasn’t Ready.


IMMIGRATION AND CUSTOMS ENFORCEMENT (ICE) 

 

Sanctuary city standoff looms as ICE director vows agent surge

 

INDIA

 

J&K: Pak violates ceasefire, one jawan martyred

 

 Army to get enough ammo for short wars in 2yrs 

 

PM to inaugurate cyber space global conference on Nov 23 (Prime Minister Narendra Modi)

 

Crew fatigue to short cuts: Shocking lapses led to Indian Navy’s worst submarine accidents

 

Caught on microphone: What Israeli PM said on Modi

 

Fake Chinese parts in Indian Bofors gun: CBI books Delhi firm, Gun Factory officials

 

India among 10 nations accounting for 95% of HIV infections: UN report

 

Civilian killed as army fires at stone-pelting protesters in Kashmir’s Budgam

 

India-Japan civil nuclear deal finally comes into force

 

India says it has international backing in border dispute with China

 

INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICES (IRS)

 

Tea party wins 8-year battle with IRS

 

IRAN

 

Trump Administration Still Doesn't Have an Iran Policy

 

The Iran Nuclear Deal Isn't Working

 

Avoiding War With Iran

 

 

IRAQ

 

‘No security, no protection’ for Mosul’s Christians after Islamic State

 

Mosul's hidden massacre: 40,000 civilians feared dead in battle to liberate city from Isis

 

 

 

ISRAEL

 

Israeli-“Palestinian” Arab Conflict Briefing     (Friday, July 21, 2017)

 

Three murdered in a stabbing attack in Halamish

 

Three dead, one wounded in West Bank (Judea and Samaria)  stabbing attack

 

How an Oregon-born immigrant to Israel found a job giving tours of Hamas tunnels 

 

Palestinians suspend official contacts with Israel

 

Arab MK says third Intifada has already begun

 

Egypt to Israel: Stop the escalation 

 

In Pictures: Day of violent clashes over Jerusalem's Temple Mount

 

Key suspect in submarine fraud probe turns state’s witness

 

Temple Mount terror puts the lie to Palestinian rage

 

Israeli hiker found dead in river in Georgia

 

All Palestinian Factions Call For Day Of Rage To Defend Al-Aqsa; Palestinian Authority Mufti: 'The Prayer Of Anyone Entering Al-Aqsa Mosque Via The Metal Detectors Is Null And Void'

 

Islamic Movement official: Israel ‘using chemicals’ to corrode Al-Aqsa Mosque

 

For the first time, Israel describes the aid work it carries out in Syria

 

Thousands protest against Israel in Amman, Istanbul, Beirut

 

Israel Maintains Control Over Riots, Security at Temple Mount and in Jerusalem

 

Gazans riot, throw stones at IDF troops along border fence (Israel Defense Forces)

 

Three Palestinians killed in Al-Aqsa clashes in Jerusalem, West Bank (Judea and Samaria)

 

Arab MK: ‘Whole Arab world will rise up’ if Israel doesn’t remove metal detectors

 

Palestinian, Israeli, and foreign officials express concerns over Al-Aqsa crisis

 

Body of Palestinian killed in clashes smuggled out of hospital

 

Scores of Palestinians wounded in Jerusalem in protest against Israeli measures at Al-Aqsa

 

Three Palestinians reported killed in protests in Jerusalem, West Bank (Judea and Samaria)

 

Israeli forces violently suppress Al-Aqsa protests in West Bank (Judea and Samaria) , Gaza

 

Israel won’t capitulate to violence, but wants to ‘lower the flames,’ minister says

 

Jerusalem mayor, ministers praise decision to leave metal detectors at Temple Mount

 

US envoy visits bereaved families of cops slain at Temple Mount

 

Palestinian social media targets Jerusalem police chief

 

Trump should dump PLO and jump-start Israel-Jordan negotiations  (“Palestine” Liberation Organization (PLO)

 

At least 2 Palestinians reported killed as protests draw to a close in tense Jerusalem

 

End the Propaganda Myth that Jerusalem is Holy to Muslims

 

Police leave metal detectors in place, bar young men from Jerusalem’s Old City

 

Report: Palestinian teen killed in east J'lem

 

Arab MKs try to reach Temple Mount amid clashes between protesters, police

 

Abbas asks Kushner to intervene in Temple Mount crisis (“Palestinian” Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas)

 

Security forces maintain vigilance as Jerusalem prayers conclude

 

Violence erupts outside Old City over Temple Mount restrictions

 

Clashes in Jerusalem following noon prayer

 

Palestinians Oppose Israeli Metal Detectors at the Temple Mount

 

Israel Seeks Stability and Goodwill in Aid to Syrians on Border

 

The Merkava 4: Why Hezbollah Should Be Afraid—Very Afraid  (Lessons learned in the 1973 and 2006 wars have transformed Israel’s chariot into one of the most impressive in the world.)

 

JAPAN

 

Bereaved N. Zealand family protests Japan's psychiatric care

 

LIBERALISM

 

Poll: Almost Half Of Leftists Say They Won't Be Friends With Trump Supporters

 

MEDIA 

 

Fake news is ripping apart America, says . . . one of its biggest perpetrators

 

Fox's Jeanine Pirro runs defense for Trump, calling the Russia investigation a “fishing expedition”

 

Is the News Media an ‘Existential’ Threat?

 

Lefty journalists still protecting Ted Kennedy

 

Trump facing most hostile press coverage in history

 

LA Times Writer Apologizes for Sharing Unverified Story Attacking John McCain (US Senator of Arizona John McCain (R)

 

MEXICO

 

Mexican drug boss ate human flesh of victims in tamales

 

Mexico's Right should stop antagonizing Trump

 

More tourists report instant blackouts at resorts in Mexico

 

MIDDLE EAST

 

Qatar leader makes first address since Gulf crisis began

 

A 'white coup' in the House of Saud?

 

Saudis arrest prince after video appears to show abusive behavior

 

MILITARY

 

Mattis: I assume ISIS leader is alive   (Secretary of Defense James Mattis)

 

Pentagon Dumps $65 Million Into Mind-control Project

 

Exclusive: Pentagon Plans to Challenge Chinese Claims in S. China Sea

 

Stop Diverting Our Defense Dollars To Sex Change Surgery

 

Military building for info warfare

 

USS Milius deployment to Japan delayed amid ‘incredible’ workload in Asia-Pacific

 

Jared Kushner and Steve Bannon want to re-privatize the military. That would be a big mistake

 

10th Mountain Division soldiers tapped for fall Iraq deployment

 

C-5 Galaxy brake failure prompts pre-takeoff evacuation at Yokota in western Tokyo

 

Feds: Ex-soldier who stole from military aid groups is back to scamming people

 

Veterans will soon get to shop tax-free online with AAFES

 

Open burns, ill winds: Full extent of military-related pollution in US still a secret

 

MUSIC INDUSTRY

 

Bandmates and friends of Linkin Park front man Chester Bennington arrive at his LA home after singer's shock 'suicide' which coincided with good friend Chris Cornell's birthday

 

NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION (NASA)

 

Space agency to crowdsource origami designs for shield

 

Neil Armstrong's bag containing traces of moon dust sells at auction

 

NUTRITION

 

Low-carb vs. low-fat: Before driving yourself batty, know this

 

PAKISTAN

 

Pentagon blocks $350 million aid to Pakistan

 

Pakistan rejected US State Dept assessment against Afghan Taliban

 

As Sharif clings on, smooth transition looks unlikely in Pakistan  (Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif)

 

Nawaz Sharif could get into trouble if his children failed to justify the source of money: SC

 

Nawaz Sharif warned his opponents not to test his patience

 

PHILIPPINES

 

‘I’ve seen America, it’s lousy’: Duterte vows never to visit US  (President Rodrigo Duterte)

 

Playing on fears, Duterte guns for unchecked power 

 

POLLS

 

Americans have never felt better, 74% very happy

 

POSTAL SERVICE

 

US Postal Service Breaks Election Laws To Support Hillary, Media Silent

 

PRISONS

 

O.J. Simpson to Get Parole After Serving 9 Years in Prison

 

O.J. deserved to be granted parole — it's the law

 

What O.J. Simpson can teach us about parole

 

RADIO

 

Levin fires back after NYT downplays his book sales

 

RELIGION IN AMERICA

 

Church begun in 1794 holds 1st  Vacation Bible School

 

Gallup: Non-denominational Protestants on the rise

 

REPUBLICAN NATIONAL COMMITTEE (RNC)

 

RNC raises $75.4 million so far this year

 

RESTAURANT INDUSTRY

 

Chipotle Sued by Shareholder Following Latest Sickness Outbreak

 

RUSSIA

 

The Magnitsky Affair and Russia’s Original Sin (Sergei Magnitsky's death at the hand of the state exposed the rot at the heart of Moscow. Its ripple effects have shaped Russian foreign and domestic policy ever since.)

 

Russian minister explains why Far East investment is booming

 

Rare ‘Putin Watch’ Fetches More Than $1 Mln at Monaco Auction  (Russian President Vladimir V Putin)

 

Russia's foreign minister jokes there may have been more meetings between Trump and Putin (Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov)

 

Why Would You Want Putin as a Friend?

 

Siemens Cuts Ties With Russian State Companies Over Crimea Breach

 

Russia’s Financial Support for Anti-Fracking Groups Is No Coincidence

 

Putin doesn't rule out running in 2018 presidential race

 

Exclusive: Moscow lawyer who met Trump Jr. had Russian spy agency as client

 

Chinese military vessels enter Russia’s Baltic for 1st  time as joint drills kick off

 

Russia's new advanced corvette to take part in Navy Day parade in Far East  

 

Obama stood up to Russian interference. Now Trump must follow through.

 

Many gay men in Chechnya live in the shadows

 

SENATE

 

Without John McCain, the Senate could move further to the right  (US Senator of Arizona John McCain (R)

 

Rand Paul On Trump: 'Every Day I Wake Up And Say, "It Could Have Been Hillary" ' (US Senator of Kentucky Rand Paul (R)

 

Conservative Groups Call on Senate to Repeal Obamacare

 

Under fire for opposing health bill, Mike Lee hits back  (US Senator of Utah Mike Lee (R)

 

What’s Wrong With These People? (Do Lisa Murkowski, Rob Portman, and Shelley Moore Capito expect to ever get votes from Republican voters again?)

 

Stop the feds from taking your stuff (By US Senator of Utah Mike Lee (R)

 

Senate GOP eyes Tuesday for health care vote, but exact plan up in the air

 

Elizabeth Warren’s Out-of-State Fundraising Haul (US Senator of Massachusetts Elizabeth Warren (D)

 

Kamala Harris and Rand Paul: To Shrink Jails, Reform Bail (US Senator of Kentucky Rand Paul (R)/ US Senator of California Kamala Harris (D)

 

Senate confirms John Bush, Trump’s 6th Circuit Court pick

 

Grassley Threatens Trump Jr., Manafort With Subpoena if They Don’t Testify (US Senator of Iowa Charles Grassley (R)

 

John McCain tweets he’ll ‘be back soon’ to Senate after brain cancer diagnosis  (US Senator of Arizona John McCain (R)

 

John McCain’s warning to his foes in Congress

 

The everyday patriotism of John McCain

 

John McCain’s Brain Cancer, and Mine

 

Glioblastoma: Rare, deadly and incurable brain cancer 

 

Don’t get distracted: The GOP’s cruel health-care plan isn’t dead yet

 

Graham tells GOP "moment of reckoning" is coming on immigration   (US Senator of South Carolina Lindsey O Graham (R)

 

Mark Warner: 'Extremely disturbing' if Trump is considering pardons at this stage of Russia probe  (US Senator of Virginia Mark Warner (D)

 

Trump's trouble with Senate moderates

 

Lindsey Graham meets with Kushner on Capitol Hill

 

The GOP's looming health-care disaster is the whole party's fault

 

Confusion surrounds health-care bill

 

GI Bill expansion, identical to House legislation, introduced in Senate

 

As the healthcare bill goes down, it's another bad week for male separatists

 

Rand Paul opens door to backing healthcare bill on key hurdle  (US Senator of Kentucky Rand Paul (R)

 

Mo Brooks works to outflank Luther Strange among conservatives in Alabama race

 

SOCIAL MEDIA

 

On Reddit, Intimate Glimpses of Opioid Addiction

 

SOUTH AMERICA

 

Lacking Seoul? Why South Korea's thriving capital is having an identity crisis

 

SOUTH KOREA 

 

'US wants to improve, not renegotiate FTA'

 

The village dividing North and South Korea

 

UN envoy warns Koreas against ‘politicizing’ defectors

 

Seoul renews calls for NK to accept dialogue

 

N.Korea Ignores Proposal of Military Talks

 

Unmanned 'Smart' Stores Threaten Minimum-Wage Jobs

 

7 out of 10 women quit jobs after being sexually assaulted

 

Korea dismisses diplomat in Ethiopia suspected of raping female worker

 

Government protection of defectors called into question

 

'Koreas should not politicize issue of NK restaurant workers'

 

SPAIN

 

Forensic experts open Salvador Dalí's coffin for DNA test, court says

 

SPORTS

 

SEC :Ole Miss football coach made call to number tied to escort service

 

Tim Tebow flourishing, but in 'dangerous place'

 

MLB Scoreboard

 

 

STATES 

 

Hawaii is making plans for a North Korean missile attack. Tourism officials are not pleased

 

Andrew Cuomo’s Edifice Complex  (Governor of New York Andrew M Cuomo (D)

 

California fire's growth is stunted, but 50 homes destroyed

 

Extreme heat causing severe storms near Buffalo

 

Transgender woman takes selfie with unwitting Republican Governor   (Governor of Texas Greg Abbott (R)

 

Cuomo’s bridge lights can’t blind New Yorkers to their subway hell  (Governor of New York Andrew M Cuomo (D)

 

For young California homeowners, a proposed 2018 initiative could make buying a new house a lot less expensive

 

Baby drowns after falling into bucket of water (North Carolina)

 

Fla. house where OJ Simpson lived listed for $1.3M

 

15-pound bag of frozen pork lands on family's Florida home

 

STATE DEPARTMENT

 

State Dept. Blames Israel for Terrorism, Claims Palestinians Rarely Incite Attacks

 

State Department, Religious Freedom Watchdog Denounce Russian Ban on Jehovah’s Witnesses

 

SUPREME COURT 

 

Two years after Obergefell, no land rush on gay marriage

 

SYRIA

 

Lebanon’s Hezbollah launches Syria border operation

 

TAIWAN

 

Path of Chinese planes monitored: MND

 

Weak Rules, Little Punishment Lead to Fistfights in Taiwan's Parliament

 

Manufacturing growth forecast raised

 

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

 

KMT calls for immediate ban on US beef imports

 

Part-time educators facing the axe

 

Technical colleges seek more funding

 

China forbids terms 'Formosa' and 'Republic of China'

 

Report: US Navy monitored China’s Liaoning across Taiwan Strait

 

EPA to extend ban on free plastic bags from next year

 

TECHNOLOGY

 

Professionals and Managers: You’re Next (Automation may replace skilled workers sooner than you expect.)

 

Spam and scam calls are going mobile

 

Is the U.S. ready for self-driving cars?

 

If you use Wi-Fi on your iPhone, get this security update

 

TEENS

 

Teen internet addiction cited as growing concern

 

TELEVISION

 

TV Backlash for HBO's 'Confederate' intensifies

 

THAILAND

 

Hundreds died in Rohingya camps on Thai-Malaysia border

 

TRADE

 

America Doesn't Need Tariffs to Compete with China

 

NAFTA Renegotiation Objectives Would Diminish U.S. Sovereignty

 

 

TREASURY DEPARTMENT

 

Exxon Mobil Fined for Violating Sanctions on Russia

 

 

TURKEY

 

Erdogan tells Germany to ‘pull itself together’ as rift deepens   (Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan)

 

74 percent of Syrians in Turkey want Turkish citizenship: Poll

 

Turkish ultranationalist group stones Istanbul synagogue during protest against al-Aqsa restrictions

 

205 Turks evacuated from Greek island of Kos after strong quake

 

Ankara urges calm as tensions rise in Jerusalem

 

Turkey’s giant hospital project lures $1.5 billion financing from int’l investors

 

Germany freezes arms shipments to Turkey: Report

 

Fight against terror number one foreign policy issue in Turkey, says poll

 

Number of Turkish startups up 8.5 pct in June: Association

 

Turkey’s banks see weak demand for project finance deals

 

 

UNITED KINGDOM (BRITAIN)

 

FTSE 100 ends lower, but retains grip on weekly gain

 

Charlie Gard’s Parents Storm Out of Court After Hospital Releases New Scan to Court, Not Them

 

Charlie Gard’s Parents, Not the State, Must Decide His Fate


Judge Says Charlie Gard’s Parents Can’t Take Him to U.S. Even Though He Was Given U.S. Residency

 

 What to do for little Charlie Gard

 

Prince Harry launches new initiative from brain injury charity Headway

 

PM urged to prevent Saudi executions  (British Prime Minister Theresa May)

 

Mother has ‘gut instinct’ that her three-year-old has brain tumour despite being mistakenly diagnosed with hayfever

 

Supreme court: Lady Hale reported to become court's first female president

 

UK's crowded skies 'reach capacity'

 

U.K. gov't demands 'queer theology'in seminaries

 

Sex and drug pupil exclusions top 11,000

 

Cheap alcohol causing Scots drinkers to die aged 51

 

Apology demanded after airport terror stop

 

New 'Dr. Death' peddling suicide in Britain

 

Indian visa row charity trip sent home

 

£1bn Edinburgh City Deal set to create 21,000 jobs

 

Migration data measures 'need overhaul'

 

UK's first sign language poetry slam

 

Brexit: Cabinet accepts transition will mean years of free movement

 

EU calls for UK 'clarification' on Brexit

 

Face veil ban: Muslim mother takes legal action against school

 

'Gang links' to acid attacks in capital

 

 

UNITED NATIONS

 

Plot to replace Europeans with refugees exposed (UN document reveals 2000 plan to push massive migration.)

 

 

VENEZUELA 

 

As Venezuela’s Democracy Heads Over a Cliff, Where’s the International Response?

 

Venezuela strike erupts into violence leaving 2 dead

 

Clashes as millions strike in Venezuela

 

WHITE HOUSE

 

Daily Presidential Tracking Poll

 

Report: Anthony Scaramucci Expected to Be Named White House Communications Director

 

Steve Bannon’s disappearing act

 

Trump shuffles legal team: Cobb takes lead from Kasowitz

 

Trump's war of attrition against Obamacare

 

Scaramucci Says He Has Enormous Respect for Bannon

 

Schiff, Warner launch preemptive strike on Trump pardons (US Representative of California Adam Schiff (D)/ US Senator of Virginia Mark Warner (D)

 

Scaramucci Still Has Unfinished Business in China

 

There Is No Trump Doctrine, and There Will Never Be One (Six months into the President’s term and it’s already clear that small wins and tactical deals do not amount to a strategy of any sort.)

 

Spicer resigns as White House press secretary

 

Great Trump: Promised To Cut Two Regulations For Every New One. He's CRUSHING That.

 

Exclusive: Jared Kushner's White House connection still being used to lure Chinese investors

 

Trump’s breathtaking surrender to Russia

 

Trump axes 860 Obama regulations, 179 from ‘secret’ list

 

The Eight Best Moments from Donald Trump’s Interview with the New York Times

 

Trump to Pick Openly Gay Former Diplomat for Ambassador to Germany

 

Trump Is His Own Worst Enemy

 

White House: Trump ‘Has Confidence’ in Sessions (US Attorney General Jeff Sessions)

 

Ex-Obama official who urged anti-Trump 'leaking' lobs new accusations at president

 

John Bass to be nominated ambassador to Afghanistan

 

Want to sue Trump? Take a number.

 

Everything You Need to Understand About Trump and Russia

 

Trump’s lawyers explore pardoning powers and ways to undercut Russia investigation

 

If Dr. Trump Were Your Surgeon ...

 

What a president with nothing to hide would say to the New York Times

 

How Fear of Falling Explains the Love of Trump

 

Marc Kasowitz to take reduced role in Trump's legal team as part of shakeup of Russia probe defense team

 

Trump falsely claims Japanese first lady doesn’t speak English

 

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