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Sunday, August 26, 2018

 

CELEBRATING 242 YEARS OF LIBERTY AND FREEDOM  

 

 

 

In Today’s Issue: 

 

ABORTION

 

Abortion Clinics and Crisis Pregnancy Centers Differ

 

England to Allow Women to Take Early Abortion Pill at Home

 

AFGHANISTAN

 

Afghan President rejects ministers' resignations

 

ISIS leader in Afghanistan killed in airstrike, US says

 

Afghanistan 'will not attend' Russia-led peace talks

 

ISIL leader in Afghanistan killed in air raids

 

Two killed in Jalalabad suicide attack

 

Talk to the Taliban? It's worth a try

 

AFRICA

 

Theresa May heads to South Africa to eye up post-Brexit trade deal  (British Prime Minister Theresa May)

 

In South Africa, Whale Watching Is a Waiting Game

 

 

AIRPORTS

 

4 dead after small plane crashes at airport

 

ASIA

 

Sisters meet for first time in decades after Korean War separation

 

 

AUSTRALIA 

 

Julie Bishop resigns as Australia's foreign minister

 

Furious voters deliver damning verdict on Australia political chaos

 

Great Barrier Reef headed for ‘massive death’

 

CANADA

 

Canada's NAFTA waiting game enters new week as U.S. and Mexico work on differences

 

Canada’s Conservatives seek to end citizenship by birthplace as Chinese maternity tourism booms (AVIPP COMMENTARY: If the US would do this they would be called racists.)

 

Finding a solution to Canada's Indigenous water crisis

 

COMMUNIST CHINA 

 

China's Navy Is Studying the Battle of Guadalcanal. Here's Why It Matters.

 

Is China Repeating Germany's World War I Mistakes?

 

Is China Undermining Efforts to Disarm North Korea? Not Yet, Analysts Say

 

China: Trump is ‘irresponsible’ for cancelling North Korea visit

 

COMMUNIST NORTH KOREA

 

China, South Korea respond to Trump's criticism on North Korea progress

 

North Korea talks draw fresh scrutiny after canceled meeting

 

CONGRESS

 

Stormy Daniels says she's willing to testify before Congress

 

Where were Democrats calling out corruption during Clinton scandal?

 

The Democrats' strategy to regain power

 

COPORATE AMERICA

 

Inside Elon Musk’s Reversal on Taking Tesla Private

 

COURTS

 

In victory for unions, judge overturns key parts of Trump executive orders

 

Federal judge gives OK to lawsuit over foster parents' guns

 

CRIME IN AMERICA

 

Gamer kills 2 at Jacksonville tournament, turns gun on himself; witnesses say he was angry after losing

 

Parkland students respond to Jacksonville mass shooting

 

Jacksonville councilman on shooting: We've got a problem with guns and faith

 

8 children killed in pre-dawn Chicago fire

 

NYC: Muslim who set fire at gas station getting psychiatric evaluation, cops can’t find motive

 

Was Mollie Tibbetts the Victim of Mexican Machismo?

 

Tibbetts case sparks rush to add Iowa candidate

 

2 dead, 3 injured in gunfire near 3 football games

 

Virginia deputies kill armed, 'threatening' man

 

Russian trolls are exploiting Mollie Tibbett’s murder

 

Protesters clash, arrests mount after Confederate statue toppled at UNC-Chapel Hill

 

Officers suspended for leaking video of mayor’s son insulting police

 

CRUISELINE INDUSTRY

 

Cruise ship rescues 3 men in lifeboat

 

DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL COMMITTEE (DNC)

 

Democrats move to limit role of superdelegates in presidential nominations

 

DEMOCRATS (MARXISTS)

 

Inside the Democrats' Café California

 

FDR's Legacy: Another Fine Mess

 

Steyer to launch $1M ad spot targeting Cohen allegations against Trump

 

Democrats should quit whining about election rules and focus on how to win

 

DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

 

Lanny Davis tempers confidence that Michael Cohen has info on Trump's knowledge of Russian meddling: WaPo

 

Manafort, Cohen cases reveal weaknesses in enforcement of tax and election laws

 

What Will Mueller Do? The Answer Might Lie in a By-the-Book Past  (Justice Department special counsel former FBI Director Robert Mueller)

 

Manafort verdict strengthens Mueller’s hand for round two

 

Yes, Manafort and Cohen are guilty, but the rule of law is still in danger

 

ECONOMY

 

Does $60,000 a year make you middle-class or wealthy on Planet Earth?

 

Are Superstar Firms Reshaping the Economy?

 

EDUCATION

 

High school database now includes kids' sexuality, families' wealth

 

Another oddity of that Brooklyn desegregation plan: funky funding

 

11 former staffers at prominent prep school accused of abuse

 

ELECTION 2018

 

The environment is affecting Florida's elections

 

FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION (FBI) 

 

Peter Strzok Personally Hand-Picked the 3,000 Emails to be Examined From Weiner Laptop

 

FINANCIAL INDUSTRY

 

Alexander Hamilton: America's First Banker

 

FRANCE

 

Macron to renew push for a closer Europe  (French President Emmanuel Macron)

 

France trims down 2019 growth forecast

 

GERMANY

 

WWII bomb defused in Germany after 18,500 evacuated

 

Germany: Known jihad terrorist became “mentally ill” and so wasn’t deported; then he plotted jihad massacre

 

Firefighters stop spread of forest fire raging near Berlin

 

Attacks on police, fire fighters show increase in Germany

 

GLOBAL WARMING

 

Five recent events stoking climate change fears

 

 

GROCERY INDUSTRY

 

Kroger's Feel-Good Ban On Plastic Bags Is Worse Than Pointless

 

HEALTH CARE

 

Aspirin disappoints for avoiding first heart attack, stroke

 

HISTORY

 

Confederate Monuments and the Destruction of a Nation's History

 

The unfinished story of Silent Sam, from 'Soldier Boy' to fallen symbol of a painful past

 

HOLLYWOOD

 

Neil Simon, Broadway's master of comedy, dies at 91

 

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

 

California: Congressional candidate disavows Munich jihad mass murderer grandfather

 

Giffords slams Congress over inaction after latest mass shooting

 

INDIA 

 

Amid row with US, China looks to mend fences with India

 

Opinion | India needs independence from defence imports

 

Two Indian military choppers set to stay back in Maldives

 

India's widening trade gap raises concern

 

993 deaths due to floods in this year's monsoon

 

IRAN

 

European Aid To Iran Sends Signal To United States

 

IRAQ

 

Baghdad gets its groove back: As violence recedes, the city revels

 

ISRAEL

 

Israeli-“Palestinian” Arab Conflict Briefing     (Sunday, August 26, 2018)

 

With violence ‘significantly reduced,’ Israel to reopen Erez crossing to Gaza

 

Erekat Attacks US $200 Million Aid Cuts to PA  (Chief negotiator for the “Palestine” Liberation Organization Saeb Erekat)

 

Egalitarian Western Wall plaza said to get swift approval through legal loophole

 

Iran demands guaranteed Russian/Syrian backing against US-Israeli offensive in Syria

 

Attorney general said to reject Sara Netanyahu plea deal in expenses case (Wife of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu)

 

The terrorists among us

 

Orthodox Businessmen Launching ‘Jews Only’ Housing Project in Arab Neighborhood

 

Arab MKs said working with PA to condemn Israel at UN for nation-state law

 

Israeli settlement expansion to commence in Beit Hanina

 

Australian ally In Canberra, one friend of Israel pushed out, another enters

 

Arab MKs and Palestinians jointly seek to censure Israel at U.N.

 

Netanyahu: It is time for Europe to appreciate Israel's life-saving intel

 

Israel enters 6th year of worst-in-a-century drought, girds for even worse

 

At Vilnius synagogue, Netanyahu warns Jews are still under threat

 

Act III: Trump Administration Returns To The Peace Process Drawing Board

 

Talks between PA factions in Cairo postponed

 

US to announce rejection of Palestinian right of return

 

'One of the more heroic battles in Israel'

 

The Price Of Admission To Trump’s Peace Process (with Video)

 

Israel detains 68 undocumented Palestinian workers

 

Hackers sold personal data of thousands of IDF soldiers, investigation finds

 

Al-Mahmoud: 'US did not fulfill its commitments to Palestinians

 

Hamas: In The Eye Of A Twitter Storm

 

Hackers send hundreds of thousands of fake texts from Cellcom, McDonald’s

 

Muslim researcher: Jerusalem once belonged to the Jews, but they disobeyed Allah, so Allah “gave it to the Muslims”

                                                                                                                                                  

LIBERALISM

 

'Truth Is Truth'? Not to Liberals

 

MIDDLE EAST

 

Stories Of Executions Undermine Saudi Push To Modernity

 

 

MILITARY

 

Why States are Turning to Proxy War

 

The Future of Warfare is Irregular

 

They raised $400,000 for a homeless vet - who said they spent it on vacations, casinos and a BMW

 

DoD sets plan for 'grey zone' fighting

 

Marine Corps general defends public remarks about 'fake news' and sex life jokes, report says

 

Army major posted ‘revenge porn’ of ex-wife, lawsuit says

 

Army pulls plug on campaign to punish Christian chaplain

 

NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION (NASA)

 

Ice Confirmed at Moon’s Poles, NASA Says

 

NORTH ATLANTIC TREATY ORGANIZATION (NATO)

 

How Macedonia Could Push NATO into a War

 

PAKISTAN

 

Here's why a Pakistan Railway official applied for 730 days of leave

 

Pakistan: US Version of Pompeo's Phone Call to Khan 'Contrary to Facts

 

Pakistan to uphold objections to designs of two Indian hydropower projects  (Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan)

 

RUSSIA

 

Russia calls Britain's Black Sea air force interceptions dangerous

 

The Nuclear Power Plant of the Future May Be Floating Near Russia

 

World War 3 fears: Russia threaten NUCLEAR WEAPONS to Syria in response to US sanctions

 

Commentary: Underdog Kazakhstan steps into the sun, out of Russia's shadow

 

SENATE

 

George W. Bush 'honored' to eulogize John McCain  (Former President George W Bush(R)/ The late US Senator of Arizona John McCain (R)

 

McCain Gone but Russia-Trump Collusion Story Lives On

 

How Arizona will fill John McCain's seat

 

Kaine worries progressives with reluctance to confirm 'no' vote on Kavanaugh(US Senator of Virginia Timothy Kaine (D)

 

McCain requested Obama, George W. Bush deliver eulogies at funeral 

 

Arizona gov to wait until after McCain's burial to name successor

 

McCain to be buried at US Naval Academy on Sept. 2

 

McCain was a force of nature in Washington with an unrivaled global stature 

 

Meghan McCain shares heartfelt statement after her father’s passing

 

Past presidents, political rivals, Senate colleagues pay tribute

 

McCain’s death marks a new era for congressional checks on Trump

 

I am grateful for John McCain  (By US Senator of Arizona Jeff Flake (R) 

 

John McCain spent his life serving the dignity of his fellow man

 

John McCain embodied time-honored virtues

 

John McCain, the irreplaceable American

 

Schumer introducing resolution to name Senate office building after McCain  (Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-New York)/ The late US Senator of Arizona John McCain (R)

 

John McCain dead at 81

 

John McCain, War Hero, Senator and Presidential Contender, Dies at 81

 

John McCain, a Maverick We Can Learn From

 

John McCain remembered: Obama, Trump, family and more pay tribute

 

John McCain, senator and former presidential candidate, dies at 81

 

McCain's experience as POW shaped lifelong opposition to torture

 

Biden on McCain's death: 'He never lost sight of what he believed most: Country First'

 

Politicians from both parties, family pay tribute to Sen. John McCain

 

Senator and 2008 GOP presidential nominee driven by code of honor dies at 81

 

George W. Bush honors McCain as a 'man of deep conviction and a patriot of the highest order'

 

"War is wretched beyond description": John McCain's greatest quotes

 

Clintons pay tribute to McCain

 

The lasting friendship of John McCain and Lindsey Graham

 

John McCain, war hero and giant of the Senate, dies at 81

 

John McCain, a Scarred but Happy Warrior

 

Palin on McCain's death: 'Today we lost an American original'

 

Obamas on McCain's death: 'We are all in his debt'

 

Meghan McCain after her father's death: 'We know that his flame lives on, in each of us'

 

Trump pays tribute to McCain

 

SOCIALISM

 

Millennials May Love Socialism, But Socialism Won't Love Them Back

 

SOCIAL MEDIA

 

Social media platforms are struggling against disinformation by foreign governments. Trump isn't helping

 

SOUTH KOREA 

 

Trump anxiety spreads through South Korea

 

Trump's Cancellation of Pompeo Trip Dashes Hopes in South Korea

 

North, South Korean plans another family reunions

 

SPORTS

 

NFL 'shocked and deeply saddened' after shooting at video game tournament

 

Hawaii wins 2018 Little League World Series championship

 

High school football player dies after collapse

 

STATES

 

Lane departs Hawaii, leaves 45 inches of rain

 

Hawaii official scolded for trying to 'silence' churches

 

'Price Gouging' In Hawaii Should Be Thanked, Not Cursed   

 

SUPREME COURT 

 

Transgender fight confirms Alito's 'bigot' warning in marriage case

 

TAIWAN

 

Eyeing China, US Scolds El Salvador, Warns Others on Cutting Taiwan Ties

 

Commentary: Japan, Taiwan must re-evaluate how they’re intercepting Chinese threats

 

China Tells Taiwan to 'Go Fish'

 

Flooding in Taiwan kills 7

 

China forces Spanish university to cancel Taiwan cultural events

 

TAXATION

 

Is There Actually Such A Thing As A 'Pink Tax?'

 

TERRORISM

 

2 in ‘extremist Muslim’ compound plotted to attack hospital, doc shows

 

The War Continues: ISIS Searching for New Land

 

TURKEY

 

Turkish headache for the West

 

Turkey police fire tear gas at mothers' protest

 

Turkish Lira Whipsaws as Traders Return From Holiday Break

 

Freed German journalist vows to keep fighting for Turkish colleagues

 

'Nothing has changed' in Turkey, says freed German journalist

 

Erdoğan: The issue is about Turkey, not me  (Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan)

 

Turkey's Erdogan says will bring safety and peace to Syria, Iraq

 

UNIONS

 

Unions working hard to keep workers ignorant about their rights

 

UNITED KINGDOM (BRITAIN) 

 

Classic Bible tract investigated as 'hate' speech

 

UK jihad preacher Abu Hamza was “strip club ladies man” — then he became devout in Islam

 

Pope Francis Meets Church Abuse Victims in Ireland

 

UK: Gang dressed in burkas stole $136,000 of jewelry and watches

 

The last time a pope visited Ireland, homosexuality was a crime. Now the Irish prime minister is gay.

 

UK: Ex-BNP, KKK top dogs hail Labour’s Corbyn for his Jew-hatred

 

In Ireland, Pope Francis Finds a Country Transformed and a Church in Tatters

 

Ministry launches effort to protect religious freedom in the law

 

In one Irish county, the pope reappointed a bishop who shielded a notorious pedophile priest.

 

VATICAN

 

The Catholic Church is beyond redemption

 

Pope Francis voices outrage at ‘repellent’ clergy abuse

 

VENEZUELA 

 

Borders won’t be able to contain Venezuela’s disaster

 

Venezuela's nightmare is spreading to its neighbors

 

WHITE HOUSE

 

Trump nixed White House statement praising McCain: report

 

God Chose Trump

 

The Evidence Is Tipping Toward Impeachment

 

Trump suggests US close to 'big' trade agreement with Mexico

 

On Hush Money, the President’s Best Defense Is Lack of Criminal Intent

 

Trump lowers White House flags to half-staff after McCain's death

 

Trump's best bet to survive: Come clean about the payoffs

 

Trump’s War on the Justice System Threatens to Erode Trust in the Law

 

The Memo: Immunity for Trump Org figure rattles White House

 

Trump: Sessions doesn’t understand what’s happening at the DOJ  (US Attorney General Jeff Sessions)

 

How Trump can survive the onslaught against his presidency

 

Trump’s wall of secrecy erodes amid growing legal challenges

 

Trump hints at sacking Sessions

 

Pence tweets condolences: 'God bless John McCain'   (Vice-President Mike Pence)

 

Trump needs to quit the pardon talk, yesterday

 

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