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Tuesday, August 14, 2018

 

CELEBRATING 242 YEARS OF LIBERTY AND FREEDOM  

 

 

 

In Today’s Issue: 

 

 

ABORTION

 

Missouri Democrats Slam Door on Pro-Life Voters

 

Chelsea Clinton Claims Aborting 60 Million Babies Since Roe “Added $3.5 Trillion to Our Economy”

 

The Women's Center, one of only two abortion clinics in Nashville, closing its doors

 

“Will and Grace” Actress Debra Messing Wears “1973” Necklace to Celebrate Abortion

 

How a Supreme Court Shaped by Trump Could Restrict Access to Abortion

 

Abortion Clinic in Nashville, Tennessee Closes Down Permanently

 

Could this NC constitutional amendment make abortion illegal?

 

Abortion Activist Amanda Marcotte Calls Unborn Baby a “Lentil-Sized, Brainless Embryo”

 

Missouri Dems strip measure that welcomed anti-abortion candidates

 

Man Drives Up to Pro-Life Advocate and Points a Loaded Rifle in His Face

 

Abortion Is a Problem to Be Solved, Not a Moral Issue

 

Wendy Davis: Aborting My Baby Was a Decision of “Empathy and Understanding”

 

One Abortion Clinic Sues Another Abortion Facility For Taking Its Business

 

Are Your Kids Reading Teen Vogue and Seventeen? They Push Graphic Teen Sex and Abortion

 

The Worst Poll Ever on the Roe v. Wade Decision Falsely Claims Americans Back Unlimited Abortion

 

Medical waste company defends hauling aborted babies: We’re ‘reverent and respectful’

 

South Carolina Defends Defunding Planned Parenthood: Women Don’t Depend on It for Health Care

 

Irish Health Minister Wants Women to be Able to Abort Disabled Babies ASAP

 

World Grieved Over Orca Whale’s Dead Calf, But Doesn’t Shed a Tear for Babies Killed in Abortions

 

Opinion: Many Cubans using abortion as birth control

 

Poll Has Terrible News for Abortion Activists: Women Don’t Consider Themselves Feminists

 

Compounding Trauma: Indonesia's Abortion Law

 

Media Praised Ireland for Voting for Abortion and Ignored Argentina Vote Against It

 

AFGHANISTAN

 

Battle for Ghazni ebbs as Taliban capture base in northern Afghanistan

 

Taliban overruns Afghan base, killing 17 soldiers

 

US, Afghan forces battle Taliban in Ghazni

 

AFRICA

 

City Workers Make Gruesome Find, Discover Body of Dead Unborn Baby in Plastic Bag  (South Africa)

 

 

ASSISTED SUICIDE

 

Organized Death in the Netherlands

 

Professor of Psychiatry: Suicide is Not Distinct From Assisted Suicide

 
AUSTRALIA 

 

Australian Market Modestly Lower

 

Australian dollar slightly changed

 

 Apple and Facebook could be asked by Australia to build tools to get around encryption

 

BORDER SECURITY

 

America Needs a Border Wall Like Houses Need Insulation

 

CANADA

 

Toronto stocks higher, while U.S. markets also gain; loonie moves up

 

The U.S.-Canadian Relationship Must Remain Strong

 

Woman's finger ripped off at West Edmonton Mall waterslide  

 

 Ottawa to phase out pesticides linked to bee deaths

 

Canadians give Ottawa mixed reviews for its handling of Saudi Arabia spat

 

Trinity Western University ends rule that effectively banned gay sex for students, faculty amid law school row

 

Ontario government passes controversial bill to slash size of Toronto city council

 

CHRISTIANITY

 

The Martyrs of Otranto: Lessons from Christian Victims of Jihad

 

COMMUNIST CHINA 

 

Trump’s Trade War Is Leaving the Leaders of China Rattled

 

Selective Outrage & The Plight Of China’s Muslim Uyghurs

 

Kroger to start selling products directly to Chinese shoppers

 

COMMUNIST NORTH KOREA

 

North Korea Can Keep Its Nukes—But Only Under This Condition

 

COURTS

 

Judge releases Muslims who 'trained school shooters'

 

A judge blocked transgender teens’ new names, so they’re suing him

 

Manafort defense rests without calling witnesses in tax- and bank-fraud trial

 

Jordanian immigrant sentenced to death for Texas 'honor killings' of son-in-law, daughter's friend

 

Why Paul Manafort didn't testify on his own behalf

 

Defense rests its case in Manafort trial

 

Baltimore cop indicted after video shows him punching man

 

'Stand your ground' shooter charged

 

CRIME IN AMERICA

 

Assistant principal accused of sex with teen, sending X-rated photos

 

Report IDs more than 1,000 victims of priest abuse

 

Bombshell report finds hundreds in clergy sexually abused children

 

Young girls fight off kidnapper with hot coffee

 

DEATH-PENALTY

 

Nebraska uses fentanyl for first time in execution

 

DEMOCRATS (MARXISTS)

 

A Day in the Life of Chicago  (The world the Democrats created.)

 

Russian Collusion: It Was Hillary Clinton All Along

 

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

 

Omarosa: DeVos said black students don’t have ‘capacity to understand’ her goals  (Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos)

 

DISNEY

 

Disney to feature first-ever openly gay character in upcoming ‘family’ film

 

ECONOMY

 

Dow, S&P 500 halt 4-session skid as Turkish lira angst takes a breather

 

Wall St. rises on earnings optimism, lira rebound

 

US Stocks Resume Climb Amid Cooling Turkey Fears: Markets Wrap

Gold logs first gain in 4 sessions, but still near 1½-year low as Turkey turmoil fades

 

Asian markets mixed after Wall St falls on Turkey jitters

 

Most Asian stocks markets near bear territory, China worst hit

 

Oil bounce fizzles as dollar regains footing

 

EDUCATION

 

On parents' "back to school" shopping list: Bulletproof backpacks

 

Optimism for Student Voter Turnout

 

The Deflation of the Academic Brand

 

Navigating Student Loan Default

 

‘Mystery pooper’ will get more than $100K from school district

 

Details of a 'Toxic' Environment

 

School Choice Is the Enemy of Justice

 

A Libyan student confronts the uncertainties of Trump’s travel ban, with a Harvard education at stake

 

Alabama county opens first fully integrated school

 

ELECTION 2016

 

Trump Tower meeting 'set up by Hillary ops'

 

ELECTION 2018

 

Kansas Governor Concedes to Trump Ally in Primary Race

4 States Are Voting on Tuesday. Here’s What to Watch.

 

ELECTION 2020

 

'President Porn Lawyer?': Tucker, Steyn sound off on possible Michael Avenatti presidential run

 

Trump to Cuomo: Anyone who runs against me suffers

 

ENERGY

 

Crude oil prices slide in electronic trade as U.S. supply rises

 

Energy Prices

 

Smart Growth and Green Growth—It is Not What You Think

 

EUROPEAN UNION

 

European stocks close little changed; Turkey’s lira stabilizes

 

At least 26 killed as Italian highway bridge collapses

 

FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION (FBI) 

 

Strzok Out, Ohr In

 

Former FBI official speaks out on why firing Strzok was justified

 

FBI warns of ATM hack that could transpire in a few days

 

FISH AND WILDLIFE SERVICE

 

Feds Spend $85,625 Assessing Rat Population After Hurricane Irma

 

FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION (FDA) 

 

FDA Recalls Thyroid Tablets Made by Chinese Firm

 

FRANCE

 

Four people injured in knife rampage in Dordogne

 

The 16 stunning churches in France you just have to visit

 

GERMANY

 

German economy bounces back from slow start to year

 

GLOBAL WARMING

 

Bank of the West’s climate change mission fuels coal country backlash

 

Half Think Humans are Responsible for Global Warming

 

HEALTH CARE

 

Democrats are out to sabotage the middle class on health care

 

Mississippi hospital employee fired after calling doughnut shop worker N-word in viral video

 

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

 

Dems say they’ll sue to keep Collins (R-NY) on ballot

 

Abuse allegations against top Dem rock Minnesota as voters head to polls  (US Representative of Minnesota Keith Ellison (D)

 

Keith Ellison Gets His #MeToo Moment

 

Paul Ryan's retirement fuels Democrats' hopes of picking up seat  (Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-Wisconsin)

 

Dem Candidate Cisneros Invested in Oil Sector Despite Campaigning Against It

 

Rep. Graves Instrumental in Helping Louisiana Flood Victims Still Struggling to Receive Funds

 

Legal Complaint Alleges Ohio Dem Congressional Candidate Violated Campaign Spending Rules

 

House GOP prepares to grill DOJ official linked to Steele dossier

 

INDIA

 

India's biggest cities are also its worst

 

IRAN

 

Trump to Sanction Iranian Ship Identified in Facilitating Terror Strikes

 

ISLAM

 

 

CNN contributor: Criticism of Muslims 'domestic terror'

 

ISRAEL

 

Israeli-“Palestinian” Arab Conflict Briefing     (Tuesday, August 14, 2018)

 

Bennett rejects potential truce deal with Hamas as ‘reward for terrorists’

 

Israel evacuates 4 Palestinian families in Jordan Valley

 

Police said likely to recommend bribery charges against PM in Bezeq case  (Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu)

 

Report: Israel Advised Egypt is Best Option for Gas Exports to Europe

 

Israel said to formally protest ICC’s unusual appeal to ‘Palestinian victims’

 

In apparent first, Interpol member state arrests fugitive at PA’s behest

 

Lieberman discusses easing restrictions on Gaza  (Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman)

 

A Palestinian attempt to oust Israel from the UN would be quixotic — and fail

 

Hospital Security Guard Attacked by Family Members in Afula

 

Israeli universities rise in global ranking, with Technion, Hebrew U in top 100

 

Palestinian female writer faces Israeli interrogation for 22nd day

 

To those opposing the Nation-State Law

 

Mission Accomplished: Why Solidarity Boats to Gaza Succeed Despite Failing to Break the Siege

 

Yemeni-Egyptian Liberal Dr. Elham Manea: The Arab Countries Are Responsible For The State Of The Palestinian Refugees; If The Right Of Return Materializes, It Will Apply Only To A Few Tens Of Thousands

 

Egypt summons Palestinian groups for Israeli truce, unity talks

 

LEBANON

 

Nasrallah to Israel: We are stronger than you are  (Hezbollah terrorist leader Hassan Nasrallah)

 

Lebanon’s Hariri says government formation may take more time

 

MEDIA 

 

The Coordinated 'War of Words' Against Trump

 

CNN Admonishes Trump Seizing on ‘Terrorist Attack’ After Network’s Story Mentioned Terrorist Attack

 

Scarborough: Trump ‘Opens the Door’ for Genocide Calling Omarosa ‘Dog’

 

USA Today column demands end of presidency

 

MEXICO

 

Evil Mexican Drug Cartel Terrorists Attack Church During Baptism, Execute Two People In Church

 

MIDDLE EAST

 

Taiz governor survives assassination attack in Aden (Yemen)

 

Saudi Arabia And Her Allies Are Wiping Out Priceless And Ancient Biblical Artifacts And Ruins In The War Against Yemen

 

King Salman receives Egypt president El-Sisi in Neom (Saudi Arabia)

 

MILITARY

 

Experts warn new US military budget aims to draw Russia, China and Iran into arms race

Pentagon spokeswoman under investigation for misusing staff

 

Remains from North Korea in moderate to poor condition, could take years to identify

 

Trump objects to new law that stops him from removing troops from South Korea

 

Five-day search for Marine missing at sea from USS Essex ends without success

 

Pentagon IDs Special Forces staff sergeant killed by IED in Afghanistan

 

MUSIC INDUSTRY

 

Aretha Franklin is in home hospice care, source says

 

PAKISTAN

 

On its Independence Day, Pakistan stares at bankruptcy

 

Death toll from Pakistan coal mine blast climbs to 8

 

Indian PM's Call to Pakistan's PM Designate a Positive Gesture - Pakistani Envoy

 

With gun salutes, Pakistan marks 71 years of independence

 

Google honours Pakistan I-Day with doodle

 

Two Pakistan soldiers killed in calibrated operation near LoC: Army

 

REGULATION

 

Deregulation Nation: President Trump Cuts Regulations At Record Rate

 

Agencies Ahead of Pace to Double Trump’s Goal for Savings Through Deregulation

 

RELIGION IN AMERICA

 

Cardinal Wuerl’s actions in Pittsburgh scrutinized by Catholic sexual abuse investigation

 

RUSSIA 

 

Russia-NATO Update – 10 Years To The Russia-Georgia War, Medvedev Warns Georgia Against Joining NATO  (Russian President Vladimir V Putin)

 

Russia's Ruble Is Sliding, Pulled Down by the Collapse of the Turkish Lira

 

Bolton to meet Russian counterpart for ‘Helsinki summit follow-up’ – White House

 

Suspected Islamic State Fighter Sentenced to 9 Years in Russian Prison

 

Russia to Increase Oil Production to New Record Highs in 2019

 

 

SENATE

 

Progressives fume as Dems meet with Brett Kavanaugh  (Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh)

 

Trump and McConnell are reshaping the federal judiciary  (Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Kentucky)

 

Bernie Sanders Wins Democratic Primary for Vermont Senate (US Senator of Vermont Bernard Sanders (I-Socialist)

 

Hate Speech: Pearl Jam Poster Promoting Jon Tester Features Dead Donald Trump

 

Sen. Feinstein vs. de Leon: California Cesspool Politics

 

SOCIAL MEDIA

 

Soros Fund buys Facebook, Twitter but trims stakes in Alphabet and Amazon

 

Twitter blocks Alex Jones from tweeting for a week

 

SOUTH AMERICA

 

10 elderly women killed in Chilean nursing home fire

 

Second bus tragedy in less than three days kills 24 people in Ecuador

 

SOUTH KOREA 

 

More Small Manufacturers Move Overseas

 

Seoul wants US, China to declare end to Korean War

 

SPORTS

 

A football player died, and all of the University of Maryland is diminished

 

ESPN ripped when anti-Trump broadcaster Keith Olbermann calls Mets-Yankees game

 

MLB Scoreboard

 

 

STATES

 

 

More than 50% of this county has burned since 2012. Some residents have had enough  (California)

 

West Virginia lawmakers vote to impeach all four state Supreme Court justices

 

Firefighter dies battling massive Northern Calif. blaze, officials say

 

State of emergency declared over Florida red tide

 

Gas explosion levels Denver apartment building

 

STATE DEPARTMENT  

 

Pompeo says progress can be made on N. Korea(US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo)

 

SUPREME COURT 

 

Kavanaugh Could Unlock Funding for Religious Education (Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh)

 

TAIWAN

 

US denies change to ‘One China’ policy after Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen’s speech in California

 

US concerned about China's pressures on Taiwan and in South China Sea: Defence official

 

TERRORISM

 

‘ISIS 2.0’: Semi-independent terror cells, loyal only to radical ideology, plot strikes around world

 

TRANSPORTATION SECURITY ADMINISTRATION (TSA)

 

The TSA searches me every time I travel. Is it because I’m Muslim?

 

TSA chief says domestic surveillance program "makes an awful lot of sense”

 

TURKEY

 

 

Turks Scramble as Their Currency Falls and Prices Soar

 

Erdogan's Warning to the US  (Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan)

 

The Turkish Hostage Crisis

 

Six things to know about the Turkish lira crisis

 

Turkey Shifts Closer to Russia

 

U.S. official warns Turkey more sanctions could be coming

 

Turks Scramble as Their Currency Falls and Prices Soar

 

Trump restricts delivery of F-35s to Turkey, deepening rift with NATO ally

 

UNITED KINGDOM (BRITAIN)

 

FTSE 100 ends lower as miners drag down U.K. benchmark

 

Foreign-born London terror suspect was known to police

 

Suspected terrorist crashes car into cyclists

 

Car rams U.K. parliament gate, driver suspected of "terrorist offences"

 

Royal Bank of Scotland fined $4.9 billion for housing bubble role

 

 Study Shows 40% of Patients Supposedly in a “Vegetative State” are Actually Fully Aware

 

VATICAN 


Vatican covered up sex abuse by 300 ‘predator priests,’ 1000s of victims possible – Penn. grand jury

 

VENEZUELA 

 

Arrests in Venezuela point to military elements in attempted drone attack on Maduro

 

WHITE HOUSE

 

Daily Presidential Tracking Poll

 

White House defends Trump's 'dog' insult

 

WH press secretary: Can't offer 'guarantee' there is no N-word recording

 

Trump campaign files arbitration complaint against Omarosa

 

Team Trump rallies against ‘Apprentice’ villain’s claims of Trump ‘N-word’ recording

 

White House Falsely Says Trump Beat Obama on Black Employment

 

If Tiffany Trump wants to be just another student, her plan isn’t working

 

Trump is a better leader for blacks than Obama, White House says

 

Trump spreads racism with a fighter pilot’s precision

 

Five startling claims from Omarosa

 

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