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Saturday, August 26, 2017

 

CELEBRATING 241 YEARS OF LIBERTY AND FREEDOM  

 

 

In Today’s Issue: 

 

ABORTION

 

Maryland provider of late-term abortions under contract to be purchased by anti-abortion group

 

SC governor issues order blocking abortion-related payments

 

Anti-Abortion Activists Are Using Down Syndrome Parents to Argue Against Women’s Rights

 

How Roe v. Wade affected abortion rates

 

Comic Legends: The Mutant Abortion Story Marvel Wouldn’t Publish

 

Canadian Prime Minister Claims Abortion Is a ‘Fundamental Human Right’

 

AFGHANISTAN

 

In Afghanistan, End the Trump-Obama Taliban Fantasy

 

Afghan Shia after mosque attack: “The government has never tried to protect us”

 

Trump’s “new” strategy in Afghanistan is doomed to fail

 

U.S. top military commander in Afghanistan finally gets his wish

 

Can the US bomb the Taliban to the peace table?

 

Nation-building is the only way out of Afghanistan

 

McMaster describes his view of Afghanistan success  (White House National Security Adviser HR McMaster)

 

AFRICA

 

U.S. journalist killed in South Sudan "caught in fighting"

 
AMERICAN CIVIL LIBERTIES UNION (ACLU)

 

ACLU asks Border Patrol to stop enforcement during Texas hurricane

 

 

AMERICAN VOICE INSTITUTE OF PUBLIC POLICY

 

Personal Health

 
AUSTRALIA

 

Australians divided over a debate many countries have already had

 

Coalition to cut income support for 100 asylum seekers in Australia – report

 

AUTO INDUSTRY

 

Are Electric Cars Doomed To Fail … Again?

 

BORDER SECURITY

 

First phase of U.S-Mexico border wall back on track

 

 

CANADA

 

'Very provocative action': Canada's war games in the Baltics irk Russian official

 

Two dozen Porta Potties destroyed in suspicious fire in Erin, Ontario

 

Cash-strapped Parks Canada looks at unloading $8.3B worth of infrastructure

 

The shady past of Parks Canada: Forced out, Indigenous people are forging a comeback

 

Take a walk through Sephardic Montreal’s 70-year history on a new urban tour

 

Wildfire east of Kelowna, B.C., still out of control, area remains evacuated

 

Trudeau forced to backtrack on open invitation to refugees (Canadian Prime Minister Prime Minister Justin Trudeau)

 

CHRISTIANITY

 

Christians who celebrate Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur a growing trend

 

Jihadis force cathedrals to boost security

 

COMMUNIST CHINA 

 

In China you now have to provide your real identity if you want to comment online

 

Chastised by E.U., a Resentful Greece Embraces China's Cash and Interests-

 

 

COMMUNIST CUBA

 

Who’s behind Cuba’s brutal attack on our diplomats?

 

COMMUNIST NORTH KOREA

 

North Korea launches 3 ballistic missiles

 

N. Korea fires 3 short-range missiles. All fail, US says

 

 

CONGRESS

  

Arizona Republicans McCain, Franks split on Trump's Arpaio pardon

 

COURTS

 

Appeals court rejects ‘worthless’ Subway foot-long settlement between sandwich chain and customers

 

Former officer gets 4 years for smuggling guns

 

CRIME IN AMERICA

 

An Addicted County and a Sheriff’s Cry for Help

 

6-year-old was locked in a basement and forced to eat carrots, police say

 

Marijuana, loaded gun found in teen's backpack

 

DEPARTMENT OF INTERIOR

 

Tribes call Interior secretary’s monument recommendations ‘an insult,’ vow lawsuits

 

Zinke's plan for shrinking national monuments belongs in the recycling bin  (Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke)

 

 

DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

 

Trump asked Sessions to drop charges against Arpaio months ago: report (US Attorney General Jeff Sessions)

 

PR firms with ties to Flynn, Manafort subpoenaed   (Justice Department special counsel former FBI Director Robert Mueller)

 

ECONOMY

 

Investing In Foreign Markets Is A Good Idea — Just Pick The Right Ones

 

EDUCATION

 

Controversial Black Lives Matter comment results in suspension of university professor

 

School resource officer fired for improper conduct with child with autism

 

Schools warned of 'liability' if they follow Obama's trans rule

 

First grader sent to office for 'misgendering' fellow student

 

Calif. Catholic school removes Jesus and Mary statues: ‘Alienating’

 

Catholic school removes Jesus statues to be 'more inclusive'

 

De Blasio, Fariña still won't force yeshivas to obey the law and teach   (It’s now been fully two years since the city Department of Education said it was launching an investigation into allegations that students in ultra-Orthodox yeshivas aren’t being taught even basic...)

 

Back to school -- and to kangaroo Title IX courts

 

EGYPT

 

Egyptian authorities close 1300-member church because it was “upsetting to Muslims”

 

 

ENERGY

 

Energy Prices

 

EUROPE

 

Iceland's capital to deliver food via Israeli-made drones

 

Search for eight missing in Alps called off: Swiss police

 

 

EUROPEAN UNION

 

When Ireland rejected Jewish orphans fleeing Nazis, this man saved dozens

 

Italy: Muslim migrants beat Polish tourist, gang-rape his wife on Rimini beach

 

Brussels: Man who attacked soldiers with machete was shouting “Allahu akbar”

 

 

Ireland’s sole Confederate monument at risk of removal amid U.S. uproar

 

In once-welcoming Italy, the mood turns sour amid seemingly endless waves of migrants

 

EU states begin returning refugees to Greece as German reunions slow

 

Soldiers shoot and kill knife attacker in Brussels 

 

Melting glacier reveals bodies of hikers who vanished decades ago  (Italy)

 

FEDERAL EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY (FEMA)

 

How FEMA is helping during Hurricane Harvey

 

 

FEDERAL RESERVE

 

Why Did Yellen Defend Fed's Regulatory Failure?  (Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen)

 

 

FRANCE

 

France to loan €430 million to Iraq: ministry

 

Frenchwoman's arms reattached after horror train accident

 

 

GERMANY

 

Germans’ biggest concern still immigration, but poverty is catching up

 

GLOBAL WARMING

 

How one climate skeptic is making life ‘Inconvenient’ for Al Gore

 

HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

 

Another victim of ObamaCare

 

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

 

Democrat leader: Constitution prohibits'alt-right venom'  (House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-California)

 

Pelosi says people can’t ‘yell wolf in a crowded theater’ during Patriot Prayer warning

 

HURRICANES

 

Harvey, now a tropical storm, drenches Texas after devastating coast

 

Hurricane Harvey results in at least one death, up to 14 injuries

 

Hurricane Harvey slams into Texas as Category 4 cyclone

 

Hurricane Harvey Brings Out The Madness

 

The dramatic moment a stormchaser's live feed cuts out while he describes buildings collapsing around him as Hurricane Harvey hits Texas with 130mph winds

 

Hurricane Harvey strengthens to Category 4 storm, landfall imminent

 

Official in Texas: If you stay, write your Social Security number on your arm

 

IMMIGRATION

 

Phoenix became sanctuary city after meeting with 'antifa' (Emails show police chief implemented plan of ACLU offshoot People Power.)

 

 

INDIA

 

Former Indian diplomat says 'nothing can be ruled out' in border spat with China

 

India death toll rises after clashes over guru's rape conviction

 

Kerala's political murders tarnishing image of India's 'God's country'

 

Muslims say anti-Shariah ruling 'will not be followed'

 

Twenty-eight dead as violence erupts among devotees of India's 'guru of bling' following rape conviction 

 

IRAN

 

Iranians up in arms as Apple removes top apps

 

 

IRAQ

 

Iraqi forces recapture Tal Afar center from Islamic State

 

ISRAEL

 

Israeli-“Palestinian” Arab Conflict Briefing     (Saturday, August 26, 2017)

 

US: No reason to freeze building in Judea, Samaria

 

Glick on Temple Mount Pilot: I Won’t Be Netanyahu’s Guinea Pig  (Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu)

 

US denies Kushner’s team told Abbas a settlement freeze would topple Netanyahu (“Palestinian” Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas)

 

Tel Aviv residents: Enough procrastination on infiltrators!

 

PA shelves plan to fire 6,000 Gaza civil servants

 

Nefesh B’Nefesh: High Costs of Jewish Education Main Reason for Orthodox Aliyah

 

Toddler killed by falling ladder in southern Israel

 

Report: Israeli Arab Teachers, Principals, Receive Payment From The State while Inciting Against It

 

Top US congressman: Time to think beyond two-state solution

 

Revealed: Civil Administration Recommended Legalizing Hundreds of Jewish Homes But Justice Ministry Refused

 

IDF maintains readiness as soldiers drill for urban combat in Gaza

 

2,000 turn out as protests against Netanyahu resume near AG’s home

 

Hamdallah: PA to rehire Gaza civil servants who were forced into retirement

 

Israeli envoy says UN must address Hezbollah ‘weapons buildup’

 

8-year-old Palestinian girl dies after being struck by Israeli settler car in Nablus

 

Israeli doctors return smiles to African children’s faces 

 

PM and Bennett set to clash over new bill on running Security Cabinet

 

Israeli parliament to hold vote on controversial 'Jewish State bill' next month

 

Death of Gazan boy puts spotlight on polluted water

 

Iran’s new army chief says Israel won’t exist in 25

 

Israel's high court bans Israeli company from punitive power cuts to West Bank (Judea and Samaria)

 

Palestinian girl killed after being struck by car in West Bank (Judea and Samaria)

 

Obama chose dishonor, and Israel will have war

 

Palestinian ex-banker devotes her life to West Bank (Judea and Samaria) dogs

 

Combat intelligence collection battalion documents Palestinian rioters

 

Israel: Muslim prisoner released in Gilad Schalit exchange rearrested

 

Three years after the last conflict, Gaza is on the brink of crisis

 

LEBANON

 

US, Israel Urge UNIFIL to End Hezbollah Violations of UN Resolutions 

 

ISIS has a new target: Lebanese porn star Mia Khalifa

 

MARIJUANA

 

 Netflix: Company develops marijuana strains based on its original shows

 

MEDIA 

 

CNN: From Fake News to Fudging Ratings?

 

A C-SPAN caller confessed his racism to a black guest. A year later, he called back to say how he’d changed.

 

MEDICAID

 

Medicaid Patients Who Overdosed on Opioid or Heroin Were Prescribed More Opioids at High Rates

 

MEXICO

 

As Mexico's drug cartels fracture, violence and travel warnings soar

 

Giant marijuana bundle launched over US-Mexico border fence

 

MIDDLE EAST

 

Coalition: Airstrike on Sanaa house due to ‘technical error’

 

MILITARY

 

They fled the Nazis for the US, then served their new country to take down Hitler

 

1 missing after Black Hawk helicopter crashes

 

In rare spectacle, Army court-martials retired general on charges of child rape

 

Navy memo orders review of fleet operations

 

Trump signs memo directing DOD to renew ban on transgender recruiting

 

On ships far from the McCain crash, a renewed safety focus

 

Career submariner arrives in Japan to take helm of troubled 7th  Fleet

 

Air Force seeks retired pilots to return for staff jobs, will boost flight pay

 

Remains of 3 Marines killed in Osprey crash near Australia recovered

 

Deadly military crashes, collisions raise fears ahead of possible stop-gap budget

 

Navy's Kingsville base unable to evacuate most T-45 jets before Hurricane Harvey hits

 

PAKISTAN

 

Trump rightly paints Pakistan as foe, not friend

 

 

PHILIPPINES

 

Thousands march in funeral for teen killed by Philippine police

 

RUSSIA

 

Russia's war games test its balancing act with Belarus 

 

Revealed: Russia's first ‘invisible’ stealth fighter jet as tensions mount with US

 

Russia’s propaganda machine amplifies alt-right

 

SECOND AMENDMENT

 

'We're coming for you'; NRA targets 'elites' in videos

 

 

SENATE

 

Sanders on Arpaio pardon: Trump using power to 'defend racism'  (US Senator of Vermont Bernard Sanders (I-Socialist)

 

McCain blasts Trump over Arpaio pardon (US Senator of Arizona John McCain (R)

 

Bannon on McConnell: "I'm going to light him up"  (Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Kentucky)

 

Flake challenger praise’s Trump pardon of Arpaio  (US Senator of Arizona Jeff Flake (R)

 

SOUTH AMERICA

 

U.S. Banks Jeopardize Uruguay’s Marijuana Bonanza

 

SOUTH KOREA 

 

Bolstering South Korea’s nuclear arsenal won't stop North Korea

 

Samsung Conviction Sends Message to South Korea Inc.

 

SOUTHERN POVERTY LAW CENTER

 

SPLC: The most dangerous hate group in America

 

SPAIN

 

Thousands march against terror in Barcelona

 

SPORTS

 

L. Brent Bozell: ESPN's Robert Lee Belly Flop

 

MLB Scoreboard

 

NFL Scoreboard

 

 

STATES 

 

 

San Francisco fences park amid fears of violence at planned right-wing event

 

 

SYRIA

 

ISIS launches counteroffensives in Syria & Europe

 

TAIWAN

 

Tropical Storm Pakhar disrupts flights between Taiwan and Hong Kong

 

SpaceX Will Lose Millions on Its Taiwanese Satellite Launch

 

 

THAILAND

 

Thailand's former 'PM Yingluck fled to Dubai' - senior party members

 

 

TREASURY DEPARTMENT

 

Mnuchin "100 percent confident" debt ceiling will be raised   (Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin) 

 

 

TURKEY

 

Turkey to continue winning Afghan hearts and minds

 

Turkey Opposition Chief Challenges Erdogan With 'Justice' Congress (Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan)

 

American Pastor Imprisoned in Turkey Faces New Charges

 

 

UNITED KINGDOM (BRITAIN)

 

 Buckingham Palace attacker had ‘4-foot sword,’ shouted ‘Allahu akbar’

 

UK police to give priority to non-English speaking victims of crime

 

Man arrested outside Buckingham Palace

 

Police injured outside Buckingham Palace

 

UK: Muslim baroness says “paranoid” government must make Muslims feel welcome

 

Boris Johnson says UK needs to leave Customs Union with 'speed and efficiency' after Brexit  (British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson)

 

UK: Leftist Welsh leader claims Barcelona jihad massacre work of “far right”

 

Fears for post-Brexit Scots economy after EU migration plummets

 

EU applications for UK citizenship up 80%

 

Exclusive:Eton deputy head leaves school after 'breach of exam security'

 

Cyber-attack hits Scots hospitals and GPs

 

Grenfell fire: 228 buildings at risk across UK

 

Schools 'will not face action over GCSEs' 

 

Terror threat: Police urge public to be vigilant over bank holiday weekend

 

School nurses :Shortage 'putting children's lives at risk'

 

 

UNITED NATIONS

 

Lebanon: Nikki Haley says UN commander ‘blind’ to illegal arms trafficking (US United Nations Ambassador Nikki Haley)

 

UNITED STATES

 

Why do people want Confederate statues gone? The threat is real.

 

Behind the monument wars is a plague of self-hatred

 

Give Robert Lee a raise

 

VENEZUELA  

 

US imposes sweeping sanctions on Venezuela

 

WHITE HOUSE

 

President Donald J. Trump’s Weekly Address

 

AJC slams ‘shameful’ Trump pardon for ex-sheriff Joe Arpaio

 

Trump’s focus on Hurricane Harvey intensifies

 

Trump adviser Sebastian Gorka leaves WH post

 

Former Arizona Sheriff Arpaio pardoned by Trump

 

Byron York: Trump dossier mystery deepens

 

A Pardon for Arpaio Puts Us in Uncharted Territory

 

Trump confronts top aide’s harsh public rebuke of Charlottesville response

 

Bush and Obama Fought a Failed ‘War on Terror.’ It’s Trump’s Turn.

 

Trump goes back to his professional wrestling days

 

Where, oh where, are all Trump’s political appointees?

 

Trump declares national disaster as Hurricane Harvey makes landfall in Texas as a Category 4 storm

 

Trump’s chilling contempt for future generations

 

Cohn Said to Have Weighed Resigning After Charlottesville

 

Ivanka Trump shows off her fan mail and many Americans ask why

 

Republicans resigned to suffering through Trump abuse

 

 

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