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Wednesday, August 9, 2017

 

CELEBRATING 241 YEARS OF LIBERTY AND FREEDOM  

 

 

In Today’s Issue: 

 

ABORTION

 

Since Texas Defunded Planned Parenthood More Women are Getting Health Care

 

Chris Cuomo: Abortion Is Not About Science

 

Court Says Woman Can Abort Her 26-Week-Old Disabled Baby, Says Birth Would Hurt Her Mental Health

 

Texas House passes bill restricting insurance coverage of abortion

 

Pro-Abortion Hillary Clinton Considering Becoming a Methodist Pastor

 

'I Had An Abortion At Age 19 And It Changed My Entire Outlook On Life'

 

Abortion Activist Attacks Pro-Life Congressman for Voting to Defund Planned Parenthood: “May You Die in Pain”

 

Abortion Biz Marie Stopes International Was Caught Spending Only 22 Seconds Reviewing Options Before Abortions

 

This Is Where Wendy Davis Draws The Line On Democrats And Abortion Support — Exclusive

 

This Republican Congressman is Telling the Truth About Planned Parenthood

 

Illinois Judge Suspends Abortion Notification Law

 

Court Says Police Can Use Noise Ordinance to Silence Pro-Life People Outside Abortion Clinics

 

Abortion law requirements

 

Texas House Approves Bill Protecting You From Funding Abortions Via Your Health Insurance

 

Parties agree to end lawsuit over Alaska abortion provisions

 

Stella Creasy criticises NI Health Department on abortion (A Labour MP has strongly criticized Northern Ireland's Department of Health for not updating abortion guidance to health professionals.)

 

South Africa: No Fetus Scan, No Abortion. Really?

 

Forced Abortions in China Continue Despite Two-Child Policy

 

AFGHANISTAN

 

Terry Glavin: Afghanistan is fracturing, creating a vacuum that Russia and Iran are filling

 

Taliban releases 235 Afghan hostages

 

AFRICA

 

Protests in Kenya as opposition alleges vote fraud

 

Tunisian security forces kill senior militant in ambush

 

Kenyatta takes lead in Kenya election

 

Kenyans queue for hours to vote amid fears of post-election violence

 

Ugandan gold rush stopped by authorities

 

 

AMERICAN CIVIL LIBERTIES UNION (ACLU)

 

ACLU Brings Together Milo, Abortion Pills and PETA in First Amendment Lawsuit

 

Trump denies visas to lottery winners from terrorist-connected countries

 

 

ANTI-SEMITISM

 

Anti-Semitism fears in NJ town’s response to Jewish community

 
AUSTRALIA

 

Investors ignore Korea as CBA lifts ASX

 

Aussie dollar, with strong China link, feels pain from North Korea fallout

 

Australian Prime Minister: Same-Sex Marriage Could Be Legalized Before Year’s End

 

A Melbourne cafe is charging an 18 percent ‘man tax’

 

 

AUTO INDUSTRY

 

Ford offers possible explanation for carbon monoxide leaks

 

BOY SCOUTS

 

Boy Scouts dispute Trump's "greatest ever" claim about his speech

 

CANADA

 

Weakness in the financial sector pulls TSX into the red, while North Korea tensions hurt U.S. markets

 

Air Transat blames 'factors beyond our control' for stranded Ottawa passenger saga

 

Ontario college faculty offered 7.5-per-cent raise

 

U.S. back road to Canada is route to hope for many migrants

 

Derek Saretzky sentenced to 75 years without parole for murders of toddler, her father and senior

 

North Korea releases imprisoned Canadian pastor

 

Canadian officials mum on Toronto pastor freed from North Korea

 

Three Toronto police officers found not guilty of sexual assault

 

Canadian army enlisted to shelter asylum seekers

 

'No grounds' for optimism in NAFTA talks, ex-U.S. envoy warns Canadians  

 

CARIBBEAN

 

Bankrupt Puerto Rico Gives Millions to Sketchy Firms With Government Ties

 

CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL AND PREVENTION (CDC)

 

CDC "quarantines" its own equipment

 

COMEDY

 

David Letterman announces Netflix talk show

 

COMMUNIST CHINA 

 

Deaths in China’s Sichuan quake rise to 13, including tourists

 

After Three Years of House Arrest, Chinese Human Rights Lawyer Gao Zhisheng Still Forbidden to Seek Medical Treatment

 

Powerful earthquake kills at least 13 in China, 175 injured

 

 As many as 100 people feared dead in earthquake

 

China rocked by 2 strong earthquakes; dozens reported killed or injured  

 

Can Team Trump make China live up to its word on North Korea?

 

COMMUNIST NORTH KOREA

 

Revealed: North Korea has been planning USA war for YEARS - shock photos released

 

We’re Not Out Of Time On North Korea. Here Are Our Options

 

As UN sanctions hit, N. Korea’s ‘No. 2’ pays 10-day visit to Iran

 

Gorka: Our Capacity to Respond to North Korea Is ‘Practically Instantaneous’

 

Into the Abyss: A Scenario for the Next Korean War

North Korea: fire, fury and fear

 

Official Says North Korean Missile Has “.00001 Percent Chance” of Getting Through Defenses

 

North Korea threatens Guam: Pyongyang declares Kim Jong-un is 'carefully examining' plan to strike US Pacific military bases after Trump's ferocious 'fire and fury' warning falls on deaf ears

 

North Korea threatens to attack Guam

 

Gen. McCaffrey: If NK Strikes Seoul 'Only Real Military Option Is to Go Nuclear'

 

North Korea making missile-ready nuclear weapons, U.S. analysts say

 

With Nuclear North Korea, Neighbors Rethink Weaponry

 

North Korea, U.S. timeline: 13 days of tension

 

This is the moment of truth on North Korea

 

Evangelical Adviser: God Has Given Trump OK to 'Take Out' Kim  (Communist North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un)

 

Andrew Hammond: North Korea could be President Trump's first major foreign crisis

 

CONGRESS

 

Congress faces tight deadline to reduce Obamacare premiums

 

Democrats' latest anti-Israel turn

 

Americans are frustrated with Congress

 

What Real Tax Reform Could Be

 

Democrats blast Trump's "fire and fury" warning to North Korea

 

 

CONGRESSIONAL BUDGET OFFICE (CBO)

 

Would it really kill the CBO to show its work?

 

CONSUMER FINANCIAL PROTECTION BUREAU

 

Richard Cordray: Independent Regulator, Or Political Candidate?

 

COURTS

 

Exclusive: Freedom Foundation sues Seattle over controversial new income tax

 

Amazon sued by transgender woman, husband for workplace harassment

 

'El Chapo' Guzman hires John Gotti Jr's lawyer in US case

 

Qualcomm's Patent Litigation: Doing the Wright Thing Is Actually the Wrong Thing

 

Mom whose son was found in suitcase pleads guilty to abusing other kids

 

Married mom goes to prison for sex with teenage boys

 

CRIME IN AMERICA

 

Gorka: Mosque bombing may be 'fake hate crime'

 

1 dead, 6 hurt after gunmen open fire in Chicago

 

 Middle school teacher, 50, arrested for sex tryst with teen boy student

 

18 Pittsburgh Cops Taken to Hospital for Suspected Fentanyl Exposure

 

Iconic NYC hotel accused of fostering "rape culture"

 

Mom accused of abandoning special-needs 10-year-old in woods

 

Missing Utah man, 57, is charged with murdering his wife, mistress and her daughter after his spouse caught him cheating

 

Escaped Ohio rape suspect found dead

 

Sex offender tried to rape a stranger while vacationing with his girlfriend: cops

 

A 97-year-old WWII veteran was killed in his pajamas inside the rowhouse he’d owned for six decades

 

Frat guy faces charges after alleged rape at party

 

CULTURE WARS

 

Silicon Valley Has Become a Front in the Culture Wars

 

CYBER ATTACK

 

Irish power grid compromised by foreign actor: report

 

DEMOCRATS (MARXISTS)

 

Rahmbo Gives Sanctuary to Illegal Alien Killers (Mayor of Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel)

 

New video shows a limp Malia Obama dozing off as she's driven from Lollapalooza in a golf cart

 

The Latest Marxist Proposal from NYC’s Sandinista Mayor (Mayor of New York City Bill de Blasio)

 

California Democratic Party calls Kimberly Ellis' request for arbitration in election dispute a 'Hail Mary pass'

 

They’re trying to foist another Kennedy on us —enough!

 

 

DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

 

U.S. hits China with import tax for dumping aluminum foil

 

DEPARTMENT HOMELAND SECURITY

 

Illegal immigration statistics show Trump’s resolve to keep campaign promise

 

DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

 

Justice Officials Sent Talking Points to FBI on Lynch Tarmac Meeting With Bill Clinton

 

Cillizza: Manafort raid shows Mueller means business (Justice Department special counsel former FBI Director Robert Mueller)

 

Mueller’s Raid on Manafort’s Home


DOJ Lawyers Sent FBI Talking Points on Clinton-Lynch Tarmac Meeting

 

Sanctuary Cities Double Down On Shielding Criminals  (Defiant Chicago mayor sues DOJ to block cut off of federal grant money.)

 

DOJ: Stolen Identification Docs Sold to Illegal Aliens and Used in Voter Fraud

 

Bharara calls reports Trump has communicated with Mueller ‘peculiar’

 

Lawyer clarifies report about Trump's messaging Mueller   (Justice Department special counsel former FBI Director Robert Mueller)

 

Justice Department releases Mueller's financial disclosure

 

Mueller, several lawyers on his team gave up million-dollar jobs to work on special counsel investigation

 

DOJ Reverses Obama-Era Decision, Supports Ohio Policies to Cleanup Voter Rolls

 

Conservatives continue push for probes of Clinton and her campaign

 

Mueller now urged to look into Seth Rich murder  ('May be the 'missing link' that connects Russia collusion in the 2016 Presidential election.')

 

Justice Dept. to meet with reporters' group on subpoena guidelines

 

EARTHQUAKE

 

At least 7 killed in strong quake near famous national park

 

ECONOMY

 

Wall Street ends off lows as traders buy North Korea dip

 

U.S. Stocks Mixed, Bonds Pare Gain as Angst Eases: Markets Wrap

 

Stock market closes lower on North Korea tensions; Disney, Goldman kneecap Dow

 

Personal Income in Majority of States Grew In First Quarter of 2017

 

Dollar weakens as U.S.-North Korea discord prompts run to safety

 

Gold logs biggest one-day jump in nearly 3 months

 

Asian shares, U.S. stock futures, dollar slip on rising Korean tensions

 

Report: Majority of Guatemalan Migrants Come to U.S. for Better Economic Opportunities

 

The U.S. economy is "broken" -- here's the proof

 

It’s not just stocks, volatility for Treasurys is also at record lows

 

EDUCATION

 

Charter Schools Boost Performance of Nearby Schools

 

Southern Methodist University bans 9/11 memorial because of new “triggering” policy

 

Boarding school finds evidence of misconduct by ex-headmaster

 

Saturday Night Live in Athens

 

Texas college professor wears body armor and a helmet to class to protest law that allows students to carry guns onto campus

 

A Shuttered For-Profit Re-emerges

 

School: AP and Honors classes will be decided by skin color, not intelligence

 

Pulling Back on Title IX Enforcement

 

Return to Newtown: 4 years later

 

Syllabus Offering Self-Grading Pulled at Georgia

 

Dozens tested for TB after school worker dies

 

Speed and Power (The University of Texas at Austin has unveiled Stampede2, said to be the most powerful supercomputer at any campus in the US.)

 

What we learned about grief from Sandy Hook parents

 

Food guru who brought healthier meals to L.A. schools charged with mishandling district funds

 

EGYPT

 

Egyptian officials: 4 policemen killed in northern Sinai

 

ELECTION 2016

 

Trump campaign hands over documents in Russia investigation

 

ELECTION 2020

 

David Usborne: Pence said to be mortified by 2020 chatter - not likely (Vice-President Mike Pence)

 

ENERGY

 

Oil prices rise on inventory drop amid geopolitical tensions

 

Energy Prices

 

Trump promised to build Keystone XL. Three votes in Nebraska could stop it.

 

 

ENVIRONMENT

 

Why unleashing 20 million mosquitoes in Fresno has some residents "thrilled"

 

ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA)

 

Federal scientists leak sweeping climate change draft in clash with Trump administration

 

 

EUROPEAN UNION

 

European stocks slide after U.S. and North Korea cross swords

 

Poland tells EU: We’ll take immigrants from Europe – but not North Africa and the Middle East

 

Airline promo for 'gays' simply doesn't 'click'  (A promotion for homosexual “pride” by the Dutch airline KLM doesn’t quite click.)

 

Belgium Drama in Brussels as car chase is followed by bomb hoax

 

6 countries warned of eggs contaminated with pesticide

 

Dutch test chicken meat following contaminated egg recall

 

EUTHANASIA

 

Netherlands and Belgium are Euthanizing Mentally Ill Patients and Harvesting Their Organs

 

EXPORT-IMPORT BANK

 

Conservative groups urge Trump to stick with Ex-Im Bank nominee

 

FEDERAL BUDGET

 

Obama Activist Group Fighting Budget Cuts

 

FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION (FBI)  

 

FBI raids home of Trump's former campaign chairman

 

FOREIGN POLICY

 

These Special Appointees Often Undermine US Foreign Policy Goals. Here’s How to Fix the Problem.

 

Top Trump aides clashing over US foreign policy

 

FOSTER CARE

 

Michigan Foster Parents Face Choice: Keep Child or Guns

 

FRANCE

 

Vehicular jihad in France: Muslim arrested in Paris car ramming of soldiers

 

Man shot and arrested over car attack on anti-terror soldiers outside Paris

 

Suspect arrested after car hits 6 French soldiers

 

Mosque 'invasion' decimating churches across France

 

Macron abandons official first lady plans   (French President Emmanuel Macron)

 

France set to approve law banning MPs from hiring family members

 

GERMANY

 

Germany urges 'restraint' from North Korea and Trump

 

'Europe must not follow Trump's military build-up logic': a chat with Merkel's main election rival (German Chancellor Angela Merkel)

 

Refugee integration makes slow progress, but German political divisions stand firm

 

 

GLOBAL WARMING

 

Report contradicts Trump on climate change

 

Gov't scientist claims retaliation for speaking out about climate change

 

Science or His Base? Climate Report May Make Trump Choose

 

In leaking a federal climate change report, scientists send a message to Trump: Global warming is real

 

 

GOOGLE

 

Google Women Underscore Point About Differences in the Sexes by Calling in 'Uncomfortable'

 

Okay, Google: How Do You Prepare A Country For Totalitarianism?

 

One, Two, Three Galileos  (The Google Inquisition purges a free-thinking employee.)

 

 More than 60 women consider suing, claiming sexism and a pay gap  

 

Firing of Google engineer over controversial memo is a reminder of free-speech limits in the workplace

 

Google Engineer Fired Over Memo Stands His Ground

 

Did Google Just Choke On Its Woke?

 

The 'left bias' of Google, where 70% of employees are male, comes under attack

 

Google just proved that 'diversity dissenter' right

 

Decoding the ancient logic of the Google Bro 

 

GUANTANAMO

 

Torture doesn't work, says former Gitmo detainee

 

HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

 

6.5 Million Americans Paid Fines in 2016 Rather Than Sign Up for ‘Obamacare’

 

US won't declare opioid emergency, Health Secretary Price says

 

HEALTH CARE

 

A Single-Payer Litmus Test For Dems? Go For It

 

Parasitic cyclospora infections spike this year

 

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

 

 Sherlock Holmes Investigates Debbie Wasserman Schultz and Her Rogue Computer Technicians (US Representative of Florida Debbie Wasserman Schultz(D)

 

Bill banning VA's dog testing program draws an opponent: Disabled veterans     (US Representative of Virginia David Brat (R)

 

Rep. Darrell Issa: Sanctions Will Force NKorea to Choose  (US Representative of California Darrell E Issa (R)

 

Statue of Liberty now goes Muslim in Congress

 

HURRICANES

 

Tropical storm on verge of becoming hurricane

 

IMMIGRATION

 

Poll: Only 1 In 6 Strongly Oppose Trump’s Merit Immigration Reform

 

Danger From Low-Skilled Immigrants: Not Having Them

 

California county sheriffs, Gov. Jerry Brown in talks over possible changes to so-called 'sanctuary state' legislation


IMMIGRATION AND CUSTOMS ENFORCEMENT (ICE)

 

 ICE Arrests 32 Sex Offenders on Long Island

 

 

INDIA

 

Ceasefire violation: Check terror activities along LoC, India tells Pak

 

Countdown to clash with India is on: Chinese daily

 

53 Indian soldiers and a bulldozer present at Doklam, says China amid standoff

 

India summons Pakistan official, issues demarche over death of soldier

 

 

INDONESIA

 

Indonesia palm oil plantations boost security to stop thieves

 

“Nowadays, to be a non-Muslim in Indonesia implies the inevitability of a troublesome and unjust daily life”

 

INTERNET 

 

Parents Need To Get Serious About Saving The Next Generation From Internet Addiction

 

IRAN

 

How Trump can confront Iran without blowing up the nuclear deal

 

Statement on a Comprehensive Policy to Constrain Iran

 

Iran’s Rouhani names two female vice presidents

 

IRAQ

 

US denies bombing Iraqi Shi’ite militia near Syrian border

 

ISLAM

 

Snopes says claim NJ town forbade criticism of Islam “false,” then quotes: “No commentary regarding Islam permitted”

 

Muslim leaders tied to CAIR and Iran advised Muslims who called for “No Go Zones” book to be banned

 

A Hollow Apology For An Anti-Semitic Rant  (California imam is very sorry for his "hurtful" call to "annihilate the Jews.")

 

ISRAEL

 

Israeli-“Palestinian” Arab Conflict Briefing     (Wednesday, August 9, 2017)

 

Palestinian “honor killing” of women condemned by Fatah leader

 

Preparing for the post-Abbas era  (“Palestinian” Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas)

 

Saudi Writer: Arab States Should Stop Hiding Their Relations With Israel

 

Palestinian Authority slashes permits for sick Gazans, UN health body says

 

15 Palestinians injured, 5 detained during Israeli raid on Kobar

 

Condition improves of pilot injured in fatal chopper crash

 

UN chief to make first visit to Israel and Palestinians

 

Hebron soldier goes to prison after months of legal wrangling

 

Elor Azarya enters prison despite last-ditch attempt at postponing incarceration

 

Israeli jets hit Hamas targets in Gaza following rocket strike

 

We will not allow UN agencies to become branches of Hamas'

 

Brazil to extradite settler who fled Israel after killing Palestinian

 

Israeli settlers launch march to Abu Rajab family home in Hebron's Old City

 

Thousands Gather in Tel Aviv to Show Support for ‘Bibi’ Netanyahu  (Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu)

 

How Netanyahu trumped Trump

 

At solidarity rally, Netanyahu accuses left and media of trying to overthrow him

 

Danes to Israel: Don’t shut down Al Jazeera’s bureau

 

Left-wing NGOs working for all Israeli citizensOp-ed: Unlike right

 

33 Palestinians detained, several injured in overnight West Bank (Judea and Samaria)  raids

 

PA arrests five journalists for "leaking" sensitive information

 

After rally, opposition slams Netanyahu as corrupt dictator clinging to power

 

Facing Palestinian criticism, White House says closeness to Israel is an asset

 

Incoming Tourism Continues to Rise Over 2016, 2015

 

Cape Verde denies it’ll start backing Israel at the UN

 

Preparing For The Post-Abbas Era (“Palestinian” Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas)

 

Israel Imagines Life After Netanyahu as Inquiries Intensify (Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu)

 

 

JAPAN

 

The atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki were horrible. They weren't war crimes.

 

LIBERALISM

 

'Death threats' result from leftist 'hate' labels

 

MEDIA 

 

Progressives, media getting ready to frame president as ‘Warmonger of all Time’

 

Fascist Media Matters Moves to Silence Hannity

 

Dan Rather: Recent leaks 'a public service'

 

MEDICARE

 

Why ‘Medicare for all’ means deadly trouble for seniors

 

MEXICO

 

When Mexico Attacks: Pollution Threatens Border Patrol Agents' Safety

 

More than 100 Americans now sickened by salmonella from Mexican-imported papayas as officials struggle to contain the outbreak

 

Mexican president denies calling Trump to praise border work

 

Millions of gallons of Mexican waste threaten US Border Patrol agents

 

MIDDLE EAST

 

Up to 50 migrants "deliberately drowned" off Yemen's coast: UN

 

MILITARY

 

Gen. Mattis warns North Korea not to invite 'destruction of its people' (Secretary of Defense James Mattis)

 

Transgender service members sue over Trump ban

 

The U.S. Military's Strength Is Being Wasted on Pointless Wars

 

Del. Madeleine Bordallo says Jim Mattis assured her military would keep Guam safe  (Secretary of Defense James Mattis)

 

US flies bombers over Guam

 

Marine Corps considers grounding aircraft

 

2 Marine commanders fired, 33 others punished in nude photo scandal

 

Commander sends case of plummeting Humvees to court-martial

 

Army begins unearthing remains of children who died at Carlisle Indian school

 

Navy: Iranian drone flew within 100 feet of F/A-18E fighter over Persian Gulf

 

US soldier who murdered Afghan civilians blames malaria drug used by Army

 

 

MUSIC INDUSTRY

 

Glen Campbell, Whose Music Bridged Country and Pop, Dies

 

Country singer known for hits such as ‘Gentle on My Mind’ and ‘Rhinestone Cowboy’ dies at 81

 

 

NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISER

 

McMaster of Disguise: Former Firm Funded by Sharia-Ruled Bahrain — Up to 25% of Total Income (White House National Security Adviser HR McMaster)

 

NUTRITION

 

Salt A danger to public health? Uproar as scientist urges us to eat more salt

 

How much of popular food and drinks you can have before they KILL you (and it only takes two teaspoons of nutmeg or 13 shots of alcohol)

 

PAKISTAN

 

Ousted Pakistani PM embarks on populist march in show of strength

 

Taliban Leader Feared Pakistan Before He Was Killed

 

Abuse in Pakistan: 'I’m more scared of harassment online than offline'

 

PARENTING

 

Parents, Plural (A reporter’s story on child neglect misses the most important single factor affecting kids’ well-being: having a mother and a father.)

 

PHARMACEUTICAL INDUSTRY

 

New Hampshire is latest state to sue OxyContin manufacturer

 

 

PHILIPPINES

 

Duterte claims US 'toned down' criticism of his human rights record  (President Rodrigo Duterte)

 

POLITICAL ACTION COMMITTEES

 

Fundraising slows at pro-Trump super PACs

 

POLITICS

 

Fifty Years of Resistance

 

The parties are broken. Will someone finally work outside the system?

 

PRISONS

 

Escape to victory! Federal inmate named Aaron Victory flees Oklahoma jail by crawling through the gym's ventilation system

 

 

PRODUCT SAFETY

 

Copper cocktail mugs may cause food poisoning, health officials say

 

RELIGION IN AMERICA

 

Los Angeles has a 100-square mile religious wall hidden in plain sight  (The structure is deeply symbolic to the city's Jewish community.)

 

Mormon church excommunicates leader for first time in decades

 

 

REPUBLICAN NATIONAL COMMITTEE (RNC)

 

RNC chair warns: Republicans who refused to back Trump offer 'cautionary tale'

 

RESTAURANT INDUSTRY

 

This is the most overpriced restaurant in New York City

RUSSIA

 

Western media obsession with 'Shirtless Putin' serves Vlad's propaganda well  (Russian President Vladimir V Putin)

 

Russia hopes US will not provoke North Korea to take dangerous steps

 

Poland claims to have found signs of explosion on crashed Tu-154M jet’s wing (The fragments of the crashed plane have been kept in Russia, and there have recently been no reports about new examinations.)

 

Ukraine cancels military exports deal with Russia

 

SAFETY

 

Why you shouldn't put your feet on the dashboard

 

 

SECOND AMENDMENT

 

New York Confiscates Innocent Veteran’s Firearms

 

 

SENATE

 

What to know about the Alabama special election

 

 GOP senator: McCain's tumor might have played role in his vote (US Senator of Arizona John McCain (R)

 

GOP Senator Backtracks on Linking McCain's Tumor to Health Vote

 

GOP senator on two scenarios that would trigger war with N. Korea  (US Senator of South Carolina Lindsey Graham (R)

 

Democrat Claire McCaskill Gets a Single-Payer Supporting Primary Opponent  (US Senator of Missouri Claire McCaskill (D)

 

How the Latest GOP Health Care Bill Stacks Up

 

Mo Brooks ‘Baffled’ By Trump Endorsement of Luther Strange — ‘Error in Judgment’

 

Judge: Democrat Bob Menendez Must Face Corruption Charge in Court  (US Senator of New Jersey Robert Menendez (D)

 

Foreign Relations Dem: North Korea is the modern day Cuban missile crisis

 

Chuck Norris endorses candidate with 'spine of steel' for Senate

 

Shelley Moore Capito (R-West Virginia): Kill Obamacare mandates, but keep the subsidies

 

GOP senator: Trump needs Congress to approve strike on North Korea

 

Republicans on way to supermajority? (Senate candidates only need to prevail in Trump states to reach 60-vote threshold.)

 

Democrats don't owe Bernie Sanders political forgiveness  (US Senator of Vermont Bernie Sanders (I-Socialist)

 

Trump endorses Luther Strange in Alabama Senate election

 

McCain takes exception to Trump remarks  (US Senator of Arizona John McCain (R)

 

Hannity breaks promise to stop 'petty political disagreements' for 12 hours by calling on McConnell to resign  (Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Kentucky)

 

Dean Heller (R-Nevada) faces the perils of opposing Trump with Danny Tarkanian primary challenge

 

SOUTH KOREA 

 

Analysis: For South Korea, North Korea threat is nothing new

 

Airports Get Smarter Thanks to Robot Helpers

 

South Korean general, wife accused of treating conscripts like ‘slaves’

 

U.S. 'Favorably Inclined' to Boosting S.Korean Missile Power

 

Deadly heat wave kills millions of chickens, ducks

 

U.S. Against Reopening Kaesong Industrial Park

 

N.Korea Threatens to Turn S.Korea into 'Sea of Fire'

 

SPAIN

 

Brexit:Spain won’t ‘jeopardise’ deal to regain Gibraltar sovereignty

 

SPORTS

 

'No f--- cops'! Gym bans police officers, military because they might offend minority members

 

U.S. sanctions soccer star, 21 others for drug ties

 

Little Leaguer, 12, nicknamed 'Boog' who stands 5'2' and weighs in at a whopping 220lbs is the sport's newest baseball sensation

 

UCLA's Rosen: Football, school 'don't go together'

 

'He wants to put his past behind him': Steubenville rapist is recruited by Ohio college football coach five years after notorious attack on drunk teenage girl

 

MLB Scoreboard

 

STATES

 

Yes, Cuomo's bridge still means big toll hikes ahead  (Governor of New York Andrew M Cuomo (D)

 

State and local elections officials spar with a conservative legal group over California's 'inactive' voters

 

Dozens of states in the path of severe storms

 

They sued for Clinton's emails. Now they want information on California voters

 

Why Cuomo must bear the burden for the MTA's failures

 

Michigan Veteran's 'No Foreigners' Sale Sign a Violation: Officials

 

STATE DEPARTMENT

 

Tillerson wraps up Southeast Asia tour  (US Secretary of State Rex W Tillerson)

 

Tillerson insists no "imminent threat" from North Korea

 

State Department deputy denies reports of department chaos

 

State Department's No. 2 seeks to boost agency morale and dispel criticisms

 

SYRIA

 

The Kirkpatrick Doctrine in Syria

 

Coalition raids on Raqqa city ‘kill 29 civilians in 24 hours’

 

TAIWAN

 

No nuclear restart in sight, premier says

 

Japan warns over defense

 

 

TAXATION

 

Study: Philadelphia Tax Makes Soda More Expensive Than Beer

 

TECHNOLOGY

 

Anita Hill: Class Actions Could Fight Discrimination in Tech

 

TRADE

 

Free Trade Must Remain a Bipartisan Issue

 

TRANSGENDER MOVEMENT

 

Transgender day camp caters to kids as young as 4

 

 

TURKEY

 

Turkish woman files criminal complaint against husband after 17 years of brutal torture

 

Father who acted as a shield to protect his son killed in Turkey’s southeast

 

Police chase two gunmen who stole $113,000 in Ankara

 

Turkey says it may need to take action against Russia’s tomato restrictions

 

Arson suspected in new forest fires on Mount Ida

 

Turkey agrees to purchase 529 tactical wheeled vehicles from BMC

 

UNIONS

 

Union Files Federal Complaints After Nissan Workers Overwhelmingly Reject Representation

 

 

UNITED KINGDOM (BRITAIN)

 

FTSE 100 ends lower as U.S.-North Korea tensions prompt flight to safety

 

UK police warn man to stop criticizing Islam on Facebook

 

Population Control Group Tells William and Kate to Stop Having Kids

 

Lives Touched by Immigration, Jihad and Family Love (Three British siblings of Pakistani descent are at the center of “Home Fire,” Kamila Shamsie’s ingenious new novel, which builds to a stunning conclusion.)

 

Tories in ‘open warfare’ over UK’s immigration, say opponents

 

Scotland :Ministers press Damian Green for return of powers from EU

 

Students sue Oxford for discrimination amid surge in mental health claims against universities

 

Tories paid Lynton Crosby’s firm millions for advising May’s campaign  (British Prime Minister Theresa May)

 

Darling: 'Stay vigilant' 10 years after crash  (The ex-chancellor warns of growing risks to the economy, a decade on from the start of the financial crisis.)

 

Why the UK might not be on track to leave the EU by April 2019

 

500 more medical school places next year

 

Gang members guilty of 'hunting down' and killing 18-year-old

 

Animal abusers 'are getting away with it'

 

Exam results day: Record number of pupils achieve university place

 

Talks on post-Brexit powers for Holyrood

 

700 children excluded for sexual misconduct in four years

 

Extra PSNI patrols after Belfast disorder

 

Entire class fails higher exam for the second year running

 

NHS to fund baby's US heart operation

 

Thirty people fall ill after norovirus outbreak

 

Man guilty of airport pipe bomb plot

 

Police seek jogger who appeared to knock woman into path of bus

 

Scots alarm growing over Bovine TB case

 

Prisons Report on Northants children's facility finds rise in violent incidents

 

UNITED NATIONS

 

Don't Look Now, But Trump Just Got China, Russia And The U.N. To Take North Korea's Nuke Threat Seriously

 

UNITED STATES

 

Here's how Detroit Bikes is transforming America’s car capital into a bike town  (Cycling is seeing a renaissance in the U.S. and this Detroit business is along for the ride.)

 

Century-old time capsule found in Confederate statue opened to reveal $50 bill, a 1911 article about chicken and waffles, and mini Rebel flags

 

Police grant wish of 9-year-old boy with rare disease

 

Seattle ties record for consecutive days without rain

 

Hidden camera found in women’s restroom at Illinois Walgreens store  

 

Clothing company yanks rainbow swastika T-shirt

 

VATICAN

 

Cardinal Burke warns against ‘idolatry of the papacy’

 

VENEZUELA 

 

UN points finger at Maduro over Venezuela human rights abuses

 

Venezuela assembly declares its superiority to rest of government

 

 

WHITE HOUSE

 

Daily Presidential Tracking Poll

 

Trump's credibility crisis goes nuclear

 

New Poll Shows Americans In Favor Of The Trump Endorsed RAISE Act

 

North Korea presents embattled Trump White House with high-stakes test

 

Trump warns North Korea of ‘fire and fury’ if threats continue

 

Jill Stein tweets out White House phone number, urges followers to demand North Korea negotiations

 

Yes, President Trump Is Making America Great Again

 

Report: Trump Exchanged Private Messages With Special Counsel Mueller (Justice Department special counsel former FBI Director Robert Mueller)

 

What Melania Trump should tell her husband

 

Trump holds off on declaring opioid crisis a national emergency

 

Trump pledges more arrests to combat opioid abuse

 

Obama intel chief: Trump should tone down rhetoric on North Korea

 

Why the Trump Organization could be Trump’s undoing

 

Did Trump tweet about classified information?

 

The 144 million people who like Trump best

 

Opioid Crisis chair Christie to miss Trump's drug briefing for vacation  (Governor of New Jersey Chris Christie (R)

 

Trump continues to bash the media in tweets

 

Why Democrats shouldn’t take too much joy in Trump’s falling polls

 

Why the Trump Organization could be Trump’s undoing

 

Spicer mistakenly blames Vox news for piece by Vice (Former White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer/ Vice-President Mike Pence)

 

Scaramucci: Pence 'can't believe' what's going on  

 

Trump approval rebounds to 45%, surges among Hispanics, union homes, men

 

 

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