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Sunday, August 20, 2017

 

CELEBRATING 241 YEARS OF LIBERTY AND FREEDOM  

 

 

In Today’s Issue: 

 

ABORTION

 

Heard of rape insurance? Texas Republicans just made sure women will have to buy it for abortions

 

Marie Stopes Botches 400 Abortions in Two Months  (In the first two months of 2017, the UK's biggest abortion mill bungled almost 400 abortions. )

 

It's fine to talk about your abortion – but don't mention your elective caesarean  (United Kingdom)

 

AFGHANISTAN

 

Celebrating nation’s independence, Afghan singer draws a mix of angry protesters and eager fans

 

AFRICA

 

Nearly 500 dead in Sierra Leone mudslides

 

 

ALT-RIGHT MOVEMENT

 

Alt-right Charlottesville rally organizer blames 'xanax, ambien and booze' on tweet that said slain protester Heather Heyer was a 'fat, disgusting communist' - as he deletes his account and goes into hiding

 

 

ANTI-SEMITISM

 

Oregon highway overpasses eclipsed by anti-Semitic banners

 

 

CANADA

 

Far-right group claims victory after emerging from Quebec City parking garage

 

Trudeau to asylum seekers: Crossing border illegally won't fast track immigration (Canadian Prime Minister Prime Minister Justin Trudeau)

 

Justin Trudeau takes aim at 'racist' rallies

 

Debate heats up over minimum wage hike in Ontario

 

Inside Canada's squad to save NAFTA from being blown up

 

Former Hells Angels’ enforcer survives Sherway Gardens murder bid

 

Homicide unit investigate after man's body found near College and Bathurst Sts.

 

Health Canada approves immediate opening of a safe injection site in Toronto

 

 Strong Canadian economy expected to boost bank earnings

 

CHARITIES

 

Trump’s Mar-a-Lago Club loses its ninth big charity event this week

 

CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT

 

Charlottesville tragedy sparks civil rights memories

 

COMEDY

 

Groundbreaking satirist, comedian and activist dies at 84

 

Dick Gregory Dies; Found Humor in Civil Rights Struggle

 

COMMUNIST NORTH KOREA

 

North Korea warns of 'merciless strike' ahead of US-South Korea drills

 

Without Oil, North Korea Sanctions Won’t Stop Kim (Communist North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un)

 

 

CONSTITUTION

 

Free speech’ rally ends early as thousands of counterprotesters descend on Boston

 

'Thank God nobody got hurt': Boston protesters gather peacefully a week after Charlottesville violence

 

Eight signs from Saturday's demonstrations in Boston

 

Watch: Trump supporter wearing Israeli flag told to 'get the f--k out' of Boston by hecklers

 

COPORATE AMERICA

 

Evolution of the Moral Voice of Corporate America

 

COURTS

 

Nestle's Poland Spring Is Common Groundwater, New Suit Alleges

 

Teenage prostitute who 'slept with dozens of cops' when she was underage now sues SECOND California police department for 'failing to stop SIX of its officers exploiting her'

 

 

 

CRIME IN AMERICA

 

Biology teacher, 45, at LA school packed with celebrity children accused of sex romp with 16-year-old student

 

Pictured: Girl, 6, who was 'stabbed to death in her bed by her babysitting brother, 25, along with her two cousins, aged six and nine' in her Maryland home

 

The road to hate: For six young men, Charlottesville is only the beginning

 

Man stabbed after haircut gets him mistaken for a neo-Nazi

 

Horrified wife witnessed husband’s senseless murder

 

Husband, 42, is stabbed to death in front of his wife by a stranger after an argument in rapidly-gentrifying Brooklyn neighborhood

 

CUSTOMS AND BORDER PROTECTION

 

60 illegal immigrants locked in a frigid trailer rescued by Border Patrol

 

DEMOCRATS (MARXISTS)

 

Missouri Democratic state senator apologizes for hoping Trump is assassinated

 

How to make a mint off the homeless in de Blasio’s New York    (Mayor of New York City Bill de Blasio)

 

Mourning family calls for probe into man's overdose death in home of Democratic donor

 

 

DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

 

Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross: We can no longer 'coddle' smug elites with special tax breaks

 

 

DEPARTMENT HOMELAND SECURITY

 

U.S. anti-smuggling efforts make quantum leap

 

DRUG ENFORCEMENT ADMINISTRATION (DEA)

 

Man charged with using drone to smuggle drugs into the US 

 

ECONOMY

 

How-to instructions for restoring the middle class

 

ENERGY

 

Pennsylvania coal company to open second mine since Trump took office

 

EUROPE

 

ISIS Moroccan net primed to strike across Europe

 

 

Ice and fire: Large blaze burns in Greenland for two weeks

 

EUROPEAN UNION

 

Terrorist in Finland stabbing frenzy appeared to target women

 

FASCISM

 

'Rise of fascism'? It's already entrenched on left

 

FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION (FBI) 

 

Comey's Clinton investigation didn't make sense to me either (Former FBI Director James Comey)

 

FRANCE

 

Car from Cambrils attack spotted in Paris

 

Fire strands thousands of rail passengers in southern France

 

GERMANY

 

39 people detained over neo-Nazi march in Berlin

 

 

GLOBAL WARMING

 

 

Weather Channel founder: 'So put me to death' for climate 'denial'

 

GOP

 

After Charlottesville, Republicans remain stymied over what to do about Trump

 

 

GREECE

 

Fitch upgrade Greece debt, sees steady improvment

 

 

HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

 

Former health chiefs to Trump: Avoid new Obamacare crisis

 

NY pols play fast and loose with ObamaCare costs – just to bash Trump

 

 

HISTORY

 

Angry Mobs Erasing American History

 

What White Nationalism Gets Right About American History

 

HOLLYWOOD

 

Actor and comedian Jerry Lewis dies

 

Letting kids into ‘R’ films makes movie-going insufferable

 

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

 

Indiana congressman's 8-page chauffeur memo revealed

 

IT staffers may have compromised sensitive data to foreign intelligence  (US Representative of Florida Debbie Wasserman Schultz(D)

 

Healthcare bills aim to remedy racial disparities in the shadow of Charlottesville

 

HURRICANES

 

Hurricane Kenneth forms in Pacific

 

INDIA

 

War won’t give China any clear gain, only cause casualties, assesses govt

 

INTERNET 

 

So, just how guaranteed is your freedom of speech online?

 

IRAN

 

Iran reformist leader calls for politicians’ release

 

Rouhani: Iran’s top priority to protect nuclear deal from US (Iranian President Hassan Rouhani)

 

 

IRAQ

 

Iraq Starts Offensive to Take Back Tal Afar from ISIS

 

 

ISRAEL

 

Israeli-“Palestinian” Arab Conflict Briefing     (Sunday, August 20, 2017)

 

Abbas wants 'clear vision' on peace talks  (“Palestinian” Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas)

 

Israeli forces detain 17 Palestinians, including brother of slain teenage assailant

 

Radical cleric: The statements were freedom of speech

 

Spillover Gunfire from Sinai Hits Southern Israel

 

Report: Hamas arrests suspects in connection with suicide attack

 

Israeli police detain Palestinian for 'inciting violence and terrorism' on Facebook

 

Again: Soccer on the Temple Mount

 

Palestinian Authority Donates Medicine to Venezuela while Gaza Faces Pharmaceutical Crisis

 

Palestinian leader says White House peace efforts ‘in chaos’

 

Egypt to allow 240 Palestinians to leave Gaza through Rafah crossing for hajj pilgrimage

 

IDF arrests brother of killed Tapuah Junction attacker (Israel Defense Forces)

 

After 3 years of Gaza quiet, a boom of southern life

 

Palestinian Authority threatens to sever Gaza power — report

 

'Grave concern' in Israel in light of US positions on Syria

 

Hebron Man Arrested, Charged With Supporting ISIS

 

Gazan children visit Jerusalem for first time ever

 

Portuguese photographers pledge to boycott Israeli government, cultural institutions

 

Israeli opposition says Abbas tried to resume security ties with Israel

 

Israeli teens attack IDF soldiers for looking Arab, one arrested

 

LEBANON

 

Lebanon army advances against IS in border battle

 

3 Lebanese soldiers killed as IS pushed back on Syrian border

 

LIBERALISM

 

Why the American left gave up on political violence

 

MEDIA 

 

The Trump story reporters need to cover

 

The media shouts 'racist' and Trump doesn't believe them. That's their fault

 

Bannon's Security Clearance May Cause Media Issues

 

Katie Couric recalls moment her producers were hit by urine bomb while covering Charlottesville rally

 

MIDDLE EAST

 

UK and US 'play crucial role in helping cholera spread in Yemen'

 

MILITARY

 

USS John S. McCain collides with merchant ship in Pacific

 

US destroyer collides with merchant ship near Singapore

 

What drove U.S. Marine recruit to jump to death?

 

What to watch for as war games begin between US, South Korea

 

Lewis-McChord soldier sentenced for sexually abusing 2-year-old child with autism

 

Army veteran amputee fulfills his dream to become a police officer

 

PAKISTAN

 

 

Pakistan: Teenager detained over blasphemy (Eighteen-year-old Christian faces possibility of being put to death after being accused of burning pages of the Quran.)

 

Pakistan must ensure its soil is not used for terror activities: US

 

PHILIPPINES

 

Church bells to ring in Philippines to protest drug killings

 

POLITICS

 

Rex Murphy: American politics have become unhinged, and not only because of Trump

 

POULTRY

 

 

That Chicken From Whole Foods Isn’t So Special Anymore

 

POVERTY

 

NYC is screwing citizens by housing the homeless

 

 

REPUBLICAN NATIONAL COMMITTEE (RNC)

 

RNC Outdoes DNC in July Fundraising

 

RUSSIA

 

Russia steps up probe into attack claimed by Islamic State

 

Heart-stopping moment crazed ‘ISIS’ knifeman who stabbed seven people in Russia is shot dead by hero cop

 

 

SENATE

 

Senator: Va. could "probably do better" on state's statues in Capitol   (US Senator of Virginia Timothy Kaine (D)

 

Where Republican senators stand on President Trump’s views

 

Steve Forbes urges activists to pressure Senate to bust rules for 'obese' tax cut

 

SOLAR ECLIPSE

 

As solar eclipse approaches, electricity grid braces for disruption

 

9 Eclipses, 4 Continents, Never Tired of the Spectacle

 

Eclipse fever could trigger traffic and mobile-phone gridlock

 

SOUTH KOREA 

 

US-South Korea set for divisive military drills

 

Does Trump need permission from South Korea to attack the North?

 

SPAIN

 

7-year-old boy killed in Barcelona attack: authorities

 

Police find 3 vans linked to deadly attacks in Spain

 

How a dozen young men from a small town plotted the deadly terrorist attack in Spain

 

Spain releases German-Turkish writer sought by Ankara

 

Barcelona Chief Rabbi Urges Congregation to Flee to Israel Before It’s Too Late

 

Over 100 gas tanks found as massive attack was planned

 

How a dozen young men from a small town plotted the deadly terrorist attack in Spain

 

SPORTS

 

Chris Christie no longer in running for local sports radio gig

 

New York police officers stand up for Kaepernick

 

Lynch sits once again during national anthem

 

NASCAR fans: Confederate flag important symbol

 

Arkansas' Broyles Remembered as Coach, Mentor at Celebration

 

Allen Iverson and Ice Cube enjoy meeting Seahawks

 

MLB Scoreboard

 

NFL Scoreboard

 

 

STATES

 

White power rally organizers are spreading hate to New York

 

Monument to ‘unknown Confederate soldiers’ being built in Alabama

 

Two people killed in plane crash near Oregon airport where people plan to view solar eclipse

 

 

SYRIA

 

5 reported killed as rocket hits Damascus business fair

 

Syria president rejects security cooperation with West, slams Israel

 

US does not intend to remain in Syria after defeating ISIL

 

TAIWAN

 

Taiwan blackouts cast long shadow over leader’s plans for nuclear-free future

 

 

TAXATION

 

Don't throw Reagan's tax reform principles under the bus

 

 

THE WEST

 

How the West was civilized

 

TRANSGENDER MOVEMENT

 

Transgender Pakistanis See Gains, but Violence Persists

 

TREASURY DEPARTMENT

 

Mnuchin defends decision to stay on Trump cabinet   (Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin)

 

TURKEY

 

In Turkey, Schools Will Stop Teaching Evolution This Fall

 

Erdoğan criticizes US for weapons sent to SDF in Syria (Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan)

 

One million women in Turkey quit jobs in five years to raise children

 

Cutting defense ties with Turkey illegal: Qatar

 

Turkey a leading country in humanitarian aid: Deputy PM

 

Arson suspected in massive forest fire near touristic Ayvalık in western Turkey

 

UNIONS

 

Missouri unions block state right-to-work vote

 

 

UNITED KINGDOM (BRITAIN)

 

 

Labour 'too tolerant' of anti-Semitism - new poll

 

Hard Brexit 'offers £135bn economic boost'

 

Jeremy Hunt: Health secretary accuses Hawking of 'pernicious falsehood' over NHS

 

Seaside town 'in lockdown' amid disorder

 

Neighbors livid over kinky sex festival in nearby forest

 

Huge fire engulfs packaging warehouse

 

School exclusion: Study shows link to long-term mental health problems

 

Briton injured in Finland: 'I'm not a hero'

 

Oxford University employee and US academic brought to Chicago to face murder charges

 

Head teacher 'locked children in rooms'

 

Brexit: Ex-legal chief attacks May’s ‘foolish’ claim on European court of justice  (British Prime Minister Theresa May)

 

Cars left dangling as car park collapses

 

Nicola Sturgeon at Glasgow Pride: I’m proud of Scotland’s LGBTI record (Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon)

 

IS losses 'increasing UK terror threat'

 

UK increase ‘will force key workers to quit city jobs’

 

New law to ban cold callers from targeting pension cash

 

British tourists 'terrified' as fighter jet tracks passenger plane

 

'Dangerous' drug found at V Festival

 

Brexit: Scots and Welsh governments may be frozen out of talks

 

Brexit row: Britain demands free trade talks start by October despite EU resistance

 

UNITED STATES

 

'Billionaire class' leading U.S. down 'utopian road to hell'

 

It’s not just the Confederate monuments, it’s the holidays

 

VENEZUELA 

 

President Maduro strips parliament of power

 

WHITE HOUSE

 

Trump to address nation on Afghanistan

 

Trump has 'inside information' on who protested in Charlottesville: Falwell Jr.

 

Stephen Bannon: 'No administration in history has been so divided'

 

Steve Bannon to target Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner as he pledges to 'go nuclear' on 'West Wing Democrats'

 

Bannon’s departure is unlikely to calm the turmoil in Trump’s White House

 

The president would probably never order the use of nuclear weapons

 

Bannon’s departure could hinder Trump’s response to Russia investigation

 

How Trump is doing at cutting regs

 

Trump's heart and sole tweet: President urges the nation to 'heel and be stronger than ever before' before correcting embarrassing misspelling

 

Presidents have too much power over U.S. nukes. Especially Trump.

 

Will Bannon’s White House Agenda Survive Without Him?

 

Kelly tightens his grip on the West Wing

 

How Jewish convert Ivanka got 'Bannon the Barbarian' to go: Donald Trump's daughter 'helped to force out' aide blamed over President's failure to condemn neo-Nazi rally 

 

Support for Trump's impeachment rises to 40% among Americans

 

Trump excels on the moral issues that matter

 

Trump has let go everyone in this photo except Mike Pence (Vice-President Mike Pence)

 

Trump now APPLAUDS 40,000 protesters for 'speaking out against hate' after first condemning 'anti-police agitators' among huge anti-fascist crowd that took on 'free speech' activists in Boston

 

Will Trump pardon Joe Arpaio?

 

Trump praises law enforcement dealing with 'anti-police agitators' in Boston 

 

 

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