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Saturday, July 22, 2017

 

CELEBRATING 241 YEARS OF LIBERTY AND FREEDOM  

 

 

In Today’s Issue: 

 

ABORTION

 

Dems: Anti-abortion provisions in health bill in jeopardy

 

"Buffer zone" ordered outside Kentucky's only abortion clinic

 

Fetuses may be able to distinguish between languages

 

Protesters plan to show abortion on jumbotron (Kentucky)

 

Jane: Abortion and the Underground relives the bad old days of covert abortions

 

Texas Made It More Difficult to Get an Abortion, and Teen Motherhood Increased

 

Wisconsin Lawmakers Pitch Insane Legislation to Prevent Doctors from Learning How to Perform Abortions

 

Alabama lawyers say a 12-year-old rape victim shouldn’t be allowed to have an abortion

 

Chile close to legalizing abortion, as Latin America moves in pro-choice direction

 

Boots apologises over morning-after pill pricing row  (Britain) 

 

AFGHANISTAN

 

US airstrike kills Afghan federal police in friendly fire incident

 

 

AFRICA

 

Where Trump fails on US-Africa policy, Congress must step in

 

AMERICAN CIVIL LIBERTIES UNION (ACLU)

 

Judge who ordered Kim Davis to violate faith gives ACLU cash bonanza

 
AUSTRALIA

 

‘Provocative move’: Chinese spy ship sighted off Queensland coast

 

CANADA

 

Canada: Prof says “government has absolutely no choice” but to “assist” Islamic State jihadis “to come home”

 

Canada: Muslim cleric calls for the elimination of Israelis and Jews

 

CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL AND PREVENTION (CDC)

 

Native Hawaiians not very healthy, first national study says

 

COMEDY

 

Spicer says ‘SNL’ impersonations went ‘over the line’ (Former White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer)

 

COMMUNIST CHINA 

 

China bans Justin Bieber from performing

 

 

CONGRESS

 

GOP, Dems agree on sweeping sanctions bill -- including provision Trump opposed

 

Next week: Healthcare, border wall and a fight over war powers

 

CONSTITUTION

 

Article V Convention advocate admits 1 downside to plan

 

No, Trump can’t pardon himself. The Constitution tells us so.

 

Yes, Trump can legally pardon himself or his family. No, he shouldn’t.

 

COURTS

 

Mich. man guilty of killing girl, 5, who interrupted his nap

 

Ex-Navy sailor gets 40 years for killing transgender woman

 

Rise in drug-addicted babies prompts judge's controversial solution

 

Trump Opposed U.S. Trials for Qaeda Suspects, Until Now

 

Family of teen missing at sea sues friend’s family

 

CRIME IN AMERICA

 

Lawyers for Muslim cop who killed unarmed woman call for autopsy to see if victim was on Ambien

 

Colorado man arrested in 2012 killing of 13-year-old son

 

Minneapolis: Witness may have caught Muslim cop’s shooting of unarmed woman on camera

 

Parents arrested for giving newborn daughter meth, heroin, morphine, police say

 

Bachmann: 'Firing isn't enough' for killer cop Mohamed Noor  (Former US Representative of Minnesota Michelle Bachmann (R)

 

Teen cheerleader charged after baby found buried in backyard

 

Chief to recommend charges against Florida teens who recorded drowning

 

Teacher of the year in jail for sex with student now suing teen for defamation

 

Minneapolis police chief resigns following fatal shooting of Australian woman

 

Protesters shut down Minneapolis mayor's press conference

 

Woman with special needs gets birthday surprise from police

 

Police officer charged with having sex with 15-year-old cadet

 

 ‘Walk of shame’ party girl ‘pretty sure’ her drink was spiked

 

Sicko strangled teen in twisted porn reenactment

 

What I learned from seeing Detroit go up in flames 50 years ago this week

 

 

DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL COMMITTEE (DNC)

 

FEC: Democratic National Committee $3.3M in Debt

 

DEMOCRATS (MARXISTS)

 

Progressive NY Dems' nutty attack on their party mates

 

DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

 

Mueller Asks WH to Preserve All Documents Related to Campaign Meeting With Russians (Justice Department special counsel former FBI Director Robert Mueller)

 

Gingrich on Mueller's Team: 'So Who's Leaking?'   (Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich(R-Georgia)

 

Lawmakers from both parties warn Trump not to mess with Mueller

 

Sessions, Russian official discussed matters related to Trump campaign, intercepts show

 

WashPost: Intelligence Intercepts Reveal Sessions Discussed Campaign Matters With Russian Amb.  (US Attorney General Jeff Sessions)

 

Trump flirts with impeachment if he threatens Mueller

 

The attorney general just got in more trouble — and now he’s put Trump in a box, too

 

America needs good folks like Sessions to stick with Team Trump

 

Jeff Sessions' asset forfeiture plan is a return to the storm-trooper days of anti-drug frenzy

 

DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

 

Labor Sec. Acosta Takes Aim at Occupational Licensing

 

Labor Department Whistleblower: Agency Officials Intentionally Denied or Delayed Pay-Outs to Nuclear Workers in Hopes They Would Die

 

EDUCATION

 

Christie OKs law to give schools transgender policy guidance  (Governor of New Jersey Chris Christie (R)

 

Faulty reporting on D.A.R.E. is based on old information

 

USC moves to terminate ex-dean, citing drug use

 

Berkeley, California radio station KPFA cancels Richard Dawkins event because he criticized Islam

 

USC moves to fire, ban from campus former medical school dean over 'egregious behavior'

 

States begin to allow sunscreen in schools

 

ENERGY

 

Energy Prices

 

EUROPEAN UNION

 

Poland passes bill to retire all Supreme Court judges

 

Protesters across Poland warn of impending dictatorship

 

Italy: Muslim migrant screaming “I want to die for Allah” stabs police officer, police say it’s not terrorism

 

Polish Parliament Votes to Let Ruling Party Control Courts

 

Interpol circulates list of 173 Muslims trained for ISIS jihad suicide attacks in Europe

 

Sicilian mayor moves to block far-right plan to disrupt migrant rescues

 

FOREIGN POLICY

 

Trump’s Foreign Policy: The Conservatives’ Report Card

 

FRANCE

 

France must build more migrant centres, rights watchdog says

 

French wine production at 'historically low' levels

 

GERMANY

 

EU backs Germany's tough stance on Turkey

 

Germany: Muslim migrants beat and abuse man because he was wearing a cross

 

German jihadi girl arrested in Iraq

 

Germany: Briton admits to cyber-attack on Deutsche Telekom

 

Germany to take part in new talks on Ukraine conflict

 

GOVERNMENT ACCOUNTABILITY OFFICE (GAO)

 

GAO Report Finds Flaws in TSA Anti-Terror Program

 

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

 

What Did Trump and Putin Tell Each Other? (Russian President Vladimir V Putin)

 

HEALTH CARE

 

Thousands flock to free medical clinic as Washington dithers on health care

 

Nurse who was stabbed at hospital speaks out

 

HOLLYWOOD

 

John Heard, "Home Alone" actor, dies at 72

 

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

 

House committee seeks to let Veterans Affairs redirect funds

 

Congressman wants ‘second chance’ for veterans facing deportation

 

House Intel panel to interview Kushner amid Russia probe

 

House GOP Looking to Save $164B With 6% Pay Cut to Federal Workers

 

HUMAN TRAFFICKING

 

Missouri businesses raided for alleged human trafficking

 

IMMIGRATION

 

The 20 diseases 'refugees' bring into the West

 

Mother of 4 facing deportation takes sanctuary in church


IMMIGRATION AND CUSTOMS ENFORCEMENT (ICE)

 

Immigration agents planning raids next week targeting teenage gang members

 

A Day With Immigration Police in Enemy Territory: California

 

INDIA

 

German woman chases down masturbating Indian driver in New Delhi

 

Trump and Modi strike an alliance against terrorism, North Korea  (Prime Minister Narendra Modi)

 

India: Muslims threaten to cut off writer’s arm and leg if he doesn’t convert to Islam within 6 months

 

India 3rd  largest terror target after Iraq and Afghanistan: US report

 

INTELLIGENCE COMMUNITY

 

‘A terrible, insulting affront’: Former spy chiefs upbraid Trump for remarks on intelligence community

 

IRAN

 

Iran seeks release of citizens detained in U.S.

 

Bolton talks Trump's 'unfortunate mistake' on Iran

 

Iran ratchets up its US hostage-taking game

 

IRAQ

 

Civilians return to Mosul as Iraqi forces mop up residual ISIS fighters

 

ISLAM

 

Attacks on American Muslims are un-American. Under Trump, they’re on the rise.

 

ISRAEL

 

Israeli-“Palestinian” Arab Conflict Briefing     (Saturday, July 22, 2017)

 

Watch: Joy and slaughter at scene of attack

 

Halamish terrorist knocked, and the family let him in – neighbor

 

This is a war for sovereign control of Temple Mt

 

Victims of Halamish terror attack named

 

Opposition MK: Every country on earth would have done the same

 

Minister calls for death penalty for Halamish killer

 

Ending Apartheid in Israel

 

Netanyahu on Halamish killings: ‘An act of terror by a human animal filled with hatred’ (Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu)

 

PA information ministry denounces Israel's targeting of journalists at protests

 

2 Palestinians said killed as heavy clashes again erupt

 

Justice Minister: Hate taught in Arab schools caused massacre

 

Palestinians are leading themselves to a new ‘catastrophe,’ minister warns

 

Israeli army raids, seals hometown of Palestinian assailant, detains brother

 

Israel said set to replace Temple Mount metal detectors with fenced access paths

 

Abbas suspends contacts with Israel, raising questions on security coordination  (“Palestinian” Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas)

 

“Palestinian” Muslim murderer’s Facebook last words: “Allah will take revenge on you and will make it count”

 

Abbas announces immediate halt to ‘all contacts’ with Israel

 

'I shot once at the terrorist's stomach and neutralized him'  (Israel Defense Forces soldier who neutralized Friday's terrorist says he 'was in the right place at the right time.')

 

Chechnya’s Jewish community is angry at Israel… but doesn’t seem to exist

 

Chief Rabbi Yosef: Shame terrorist wasn't killed

 

Is the ‘stabbing intifada’ back?

 

UN Security Council to discuss escalation in violence Monday

 

COGAT: Israel willing to examine alternatives for metal detectors

 

Palestinian teen with a razor blade arrested in Hebron

 

Submarine case: Ganor becomes state witness

 

Israeli leaders can still contain Temple Mount crisis, but require political courage

 

Meretz site victim to pro-Palestinian cyber attack

 

 

MEDIA 

 

NYT Never Wrote ‘Obama Can’t Get It’ on Health Care in 2009

 

Remembering a WSJ Pulitzer winner: Joseph Rago’s column on the wacky comparisons between Trump and ‘1984’

 

MEXICO

 

Preemie home after Cancun hospital allegedly extorted over $30K from family

 

MIDDLE EAST

 

Middle East expert: Turkey could be 'more dangerous version' of Iran

 

UN, aid group: Cholera in Yemen to worsen in rainy season

 

MILITARY

 

USS Fitzgerald crew made ‘slew’ of mistakes before deadly crash: report

 

Trump to order major review of defense industrial base, improved military readiness

 

Advancing veterans’ access to medical marijuana hinges on Monday vote

 

Defense Secretary Mattis believes ISIS leader Baghdadi is still alive  (Secretary of Defense James Mattis)

 

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

 

Veterans hospital under investigation adds interim leaders

 

Female sailors in training to become special operators, including SEAL

 

ACU-clad Dutch boy meets idols, US soldiers, along Nijmegen march route

 

MUSIC INDUSTRY

 

Chester Bennington's wife holds hands with her six-year-old daughter after the Linkin Park frontman committed suicide at home following battle with depression

 

Linkin Park singer died by hanging, coroner confirms

 

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY

 

James Clapper: Trump is 'making Russia great again'  (Former Director of National Intelligence James R Clapper)

 

NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISER

 

Michael Flynn Has Opened New Consulting Firm (Former White House National Security Adviser General Michael T Flynn)

 

NATIONAL SECURITY AGENCY

 

NSA chief vows: 'I will not violate' oath to Americans

 

PAKISTAN

 

Don’t let this moment of opportunity slip away, IMF warns Pakistan

 

Elimination of terrorism not far away

 

POLLS

 

Poll reveals Americans' views of Trump Jr.'s Russia meeting

 

PRISONS

 

As freedom awaits, newly paroled O.J. Simpson isolated at prison for his protection

 

Ron Goldman's Father: OJ Hasn't Changed, 'Not Worthy' of Being Out

 

Report: Security violations in deadly prison van escape

 

 

PRODUCT RECALL

 

Company recalls coffee with Viagra-like substance

 

RESTAURANT INDUSTRY

 

Restaurant under fire for ‘sexually suggestive’ uniforms

 

RUSSIA

 

Russian spies' New Jersey home heading for sale

 

Vladimir Putin: I may not leave Russian presidency  (Russian President Vladimir V Putin)

 

SENATE

 

As Senate struggles to get 50 votes, is 40 the new 60?

 

Senate ref flags key parts of GOP health bill plan

 

Senate Adviser Challenges Key Points of Health Bill

 

Trump Jr. and Manafort reach deal with Senate panel to avoid public hearing

 

Arizona Senate Candidate: McCain Should ‘Step Away as Quickly as Possible’ (US Senator of Arizona John McCain (R)

 

Doctors' group tells Senate to fix, not repeal 'Obamacare'

 

Major parts of health care bill violate Senate rule

 

Report: Susan Rice Met Privately With Senate Intelligence Committee on Russia Probe (Former National Security Adviser Susan Rice)

 

Pence and Tom Price turn to grassroots to push Obamacare repeal

 

SOCIAL MEDIA

 

Social Media Reacts to Sean Spicer’s Resignation (Former White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer)

 

Social Media: Simplifying Surveillance

 

SOUTH KOREA 

 

Rescuers free 149 dogs days before they are turned into soup

 

SOUTHERN POVERTY LAW CENTER

 

Southern Poverty defends its attacks on Christians

 

SPACE

 

3 solar eclipse tips from Neil deGrasse Tyson

 

Excitement builds for "Great American Eclipse"

 

SPAIN

 

Spain: Cancer patients' grey hair unexpectedly darkens in drug study

 

SPORTS

 

Paralyzed ex-Olympian walks wife down aisle

 

Kyrie Irving requests trade from Cavaliers

 

Wall agrees to $170 million extension with Wizards

 

MLB Scoreboard

 

STATES

 

Dozens hospitalized for excessive drinking at concert (Connecticut)

 

Tense Showdown in Texas Senate Over Bathroom Bill

 

Gov. Jerry Brown marks the start of Caltrain's electrification project with rare praise for the federal government  (Governor of California Jerry Brown (D)

 

How Florida explains our polarized politics

 

Small seaplane lands on New York's East River

           

STATE DEPARTMENT

 

Dad denied visa to attend slain daughter's funeral

 

Qatar: Rex Tillerson says Gulf neighbours should lift blockade  (US Secretary of State Rex W Tillerson)

 

Trump State Dept Unsure Why Palestinian Terrorists Kill Israelis

 

TAIWAN

 

 Taiwan Quietly Winning Diplomatic Competition with China

 

TERRORISM

 

A battered ISIS grows ever more dependent on lone wolves, simple plans

 

Lawyers for Muslim who planted bombs in NYC and NJ say he isn’t a terrorist

 

Arkansas: Muslim charged with terroristic threatening at chicken plant and staffing agency

 

Illinois: Muslima migrant who worked at O’Hare Airport charged with aiding ISIS, wanted to “bury unbelievers alive”

 

Trump admin transfers al Qaeda suspect to the U.S. to face terrorism charges

 

TRADE

 

Don’t Tinker With Nafta. Fix It.

 

TREASURY DEPARTMENT

 

Exxon Stakes on Sanctions Go Beyond $2 Million Fine

 

TURKEY

 

Middle East expert: Turkey could be 'more dangerous version' of Iran

 

UNITED KINGDOM (BRITAIN)

 

UK: Muslim migrant who stormed church screaming “I will kill you and kill all the English” escapes deportation

 

Child homelessness up a third since 2014

 

Brexit vote ‘added £140 to fuel bills

 

UK to bring in drone registration

 

No rift with Nicola Sturgeon, says Downing Street amid storm  (Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon/British Prime Minister Theresa May)

 

Brexit: EU and Britain fail to reach agreement on half of issues in talks

 

Missing airman 'known to sleep in bins'

 

Church cuts ties with sex victims on insurer's advice, claims report

 

UKIP AM's racial slur about black MP

 

Euro: Britons travelling to Europe offered just 88 euro cents for £1

 

UK slams Trump for ‘walking out when heat is on' over climate change

 

NHS plans to cut homeopathy treatments

 

Prince George shines in stunning new portrait released for his fourth birthday

 

Grenfell Tower fire: Hundreds pay tribute to mother and daughter who died

 

VENEZUELA 

 

Venezuelans protest Maduro's plan to rewrite constitution

 

WHITE HOUSE

 

President Donald J. Trump’s Weekly Address

 

Trump speaks at commissioning of new aircraft carrier

 

Pence says at Republican dinner that 'inaction is not an option' on ObamaCare  (Vice-President Mike Pence)

 

Anthony Scaramucci deletes tweets that could be ‘distraction’ for White House


Spicer says Trump didn't want him to quit, but 'too many cooks' at White House (Former White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer)

 

Sean Spicer is the latest Trump casualty. He won’t be the last.

 

Sean Spicer, We’ll Always Have ‘Facts’

 

What Anthony Scaramucci tells us about Donald Trump's White House

 

In Trump country, Russia just isn’t big news. Here’s why.

 

We’ll Miss You, Sean Spicer

 

Priebus on Spicer resignation: 'It's good to start fresh'  (White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus)

 

Twitter Rips Into Reuters for Livestreaming Outside Sean Spicer’s House

 

The Trump effect overseas: Praise from the president, then a crackdown

 

Scaramucci Takes Multiple Questions About Bringing Back On-Camera Briefings, Says ‘Maybe’

 

In revised filing, Kushner reveals dozens of previously undisclosed assets

 

Spicer feeling 'relieved' after resignation as White House press secretary

 

 Politicians, celebs react to Spicer’s resignation

 

The ‘Spicey’ show comes to an end as White House press secretary resigns

 

Huckabee Sanders named new press secretary

 

Scaramucci took a winding path but finally landed a top job with Trump

 

Everything you need to know about Anthony Scaramucci

 

Looking for normalcy in Washington? Don’t look to Trump’s White House.

 

Trump to review security from fewer factories

 

The Latest Voice at the Lectern: An Effusive New Yorker (Anthony Scaramucci’s over-the-top style will be a distinct contrast with the southern drawl and sharp edges of Sarah Sanders, the new press secretary.)

 

Spicer’s tenure was a disaster from Day 1. He should have quit immediately.

 

Anthony Scaramucci signals new direction for White House press shop 

 

 

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