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Thursday, September 7, 2017

 

CELEBRATING 241 YEARS OF LIBERTY AND FREEDOM  

 

 

In Today’s Issue: 

 

ABORTION

 

Almost 10,000 Babies Die in Abortions in Minnesota in 2016 as Abortion Rates Increase

 

Planned Parenthood Wants Your Help Brainwashing Children

 

Feminists Applaud Actress Martha Plimpton, Who Bragged About Her “Awesome” Abortion

 

Planned Parenthood Killed Over 1 Million Babies in Abortions Worldwide in 2016

 

Tim Tebow’s Mother Pam Tebow Will Headline 2018 March for Life

 

Judge rejects churches on abortion coverage

 

United Methodist Pastor Runs Pro-Abortion Group: “It’s Time for the Religious Left to Rise Up”

 

Planned Parenthood on DREAMers:'Every person has the right to live'

 

Protesters against 'black genocide' of abortion win case

 

Kentucky Could Become The Only State Without A Clinic That Performs Abortions

 

Kentucky abortion clinic's future at stake in federal trial

 

3 scientists, Planned Parenthood win Lasker medical prizes

 

A Texas Clinic Is Offering Free Abortions To Hurricane Harvey Survivors

 

Abortion case goes to Ohio Supreme Court

 

Texas Abortion Ban That Would “Require Doctors to Experiment on Women” Is Temporarily Blocked

 

Ireland’s 8th Amendment Has Saved at Least 100,000 People From Dying in Abortions

 

Pope Francis: “Abortion is the Murder of an Innocent Person”

 

Amnesty International is Pushing to Legalize Abortion in Ireland Up to Birth for Any Reason

 

Abortion Is Still A Crime In New Zealand And Now It Is An Election Issue

 

She is an “Abortion Doula” to Provide Mothers Emotional Support While They Kill Their Baby  (Canada)

 

Rising UK politician takes strong stand against abortion on national TV

 

No prosecution for NI medical staff who refer women for abortions

 

Teen’s Boyfriend Took Her For Abortion Then Stuffed Her in a Suitcase and Left Her on a Roadside  (Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic)

 

AFGHANISTAN

 

Here we go again in Afghanistan

 

US apologizes for 'highly offensive' leaflet after attack causes casualties at Bagram

 

AFRICA

 

Muslim Workers At Refugee Camp Tell Christian Children ‘Convert To Islam If You Want Food Or We Will Watch You Starve To Death’ (South Sudan)

 

Nigeria cholera outbreak threatens more than 1 million people in refugee camps

 

Al Shabaab Militants in Kenya Kill Four Christians

 

U.S. Sanctions South Sudan Officials Accused of Corruption While Many Starve

 

AIRLINES

 

Delta flight races Hurricane Irma to Puerto Rico — and wins

 

ARCTIC

 

A battle is brewing with Russia over the Arctic, and the US is outnumbered

 

 

ASSISTED SUICIDE

 

Court Rules There is No Constitutional Right to Assisted Suicide

 
AUSTRALIA

 

ASX fails to fire again as gains evaporate

 

Australian Dollar Slips on News Retail Sales Slow at Start of Third Quarter

 

Australia's killer flu: Calls for more immunisations as virus mutates

 

MP reveals attacks after calling out her husband over child porn

 

Amazon could launch in Australia in 'next 60 days'

 

CANADA

 

Scheer calls Liberal tax proposal 'crippling' as Trudeau defends it (Canadian Prime Minister Prime Minister Justin Trudeau)

 

Canada: Antifa threatens to “smash” conference opposing “anti-Islamophobia” motion

 

Calgary Muslim website defends female circumcision and critiques 'Jewish media'

 

Mother blamed smell of excrement on 'demons,' ex testifies

 

CEO of Toronto builder donates $10 million to St. Joseph’s hospital

 

Complaints about N.S. judge who said 'a drunk can consent' will be investigated

 

'Most terrifying experience of my life': Cdn survives Irma

 

Government and auditor general at odds over size of Ontario’s deficit

 

Loonie soars above 82 cents U.S. — the highest in more than 2 years

 

Ontario court orders new trial for man whose murder charge was dismissed over delay

 

Demonstrators protest outside hearing for brothers charged in beating of Dafonte Miller

 

Nova Scotia judge who acquitted taxi driver of sex assault to be investigated

 

Rate hike has consumers checking mortgages, debt load 

 

CARIBBEAN

 

'This thing is a buzzsaw': Hurricane Irma heads for Dominican Republic

 

Hurricane Irma leaves 'unprecedented' destruction in the Caribbean, kills at least 13

 

'It is just total devastation': Category 5 Hurricane Irma destroys 90 per cent of tiny island of Barbuda as 185mph winds kill four across the Caribbean and dump torrential rain on US territoriess 

 

Sir Richard Branson survives Hurricane Irma by staying in wine cellar but buildings on Necker island 'destroyed'

 

'Barbuda is literally rubble': Robert de Niro vows to help Caribbean island rebuild after Hurricane Irma

 

CHRISTIANITY

 

Believing In National Sovereignty Doesn’t Make You A Bad Christian

 

White Christians now a minority in U.S., survey finds

 

 

COMMUNIST CHINA 

 

China drags Indonesia into South China Sea morass

 

Resolving to Ignore Chinese Abuses

 

China removes loudspeakers from hundreds of mosques in Muslim-majority region

 

Virtual U.S. Tutors Are Helping Chinese Kids Gain an Edge

 

With No Guiding Hand, China-U.S. Bond Is Put at Risk

 

COMMUNIST NORTH KOREA

 

Seoul, Tokyo to work to persuade China, Russia to cut off NK’s oil

 

‘US is brigand pursuing vile goal of war’ – N. Korean minister

 

North Korea's Threat Might Be Worse Than We Think

 

Why mighty America must exercise magnanimity over North Korea

 

North Korea near its nuclear goal, experts say

 

Kim Jong-Un's Mainstream Media Defenders (Communist North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un)

 

US calls on UN to impose travel ban on Kim Jong-un  Bolton: Deploy 'FDR rule' against North Korea

 

N. Korea test was 10 times bigger than Hiroshima, U.S. says

 

An Incoherent Strategy on North Korea

 

CONGRESS

 

Why Congress Should Include Base Realignment and Closures in Defense Authorization Bill

 

Trump's DACA decision passes the buck to Congress — for now

 

Democrats ready more demands after surprise win with Trump 

 

Democratic leaders change their tune on Trump

 

The Do-Nothing Republican Congress Acts Fast — To Spend More Money

 

Hill Democrats score a seat at the table, but they’re still looking for a legislative win

 

 

CONSTITUTION

 

President Trump Upholds The Constitution By Dumping DACA, And Critics Freak Out

 

COURTS

 

Judge Rules “Brain Dead” Jahi McMath May Not be Dead After All

 

Man gets prison for impregnating girl he smuggled into country

 

Babysitter gets prison for boy’s Benadryl death

 

CRIME IN AMERICA

 

Tijuana shoplifting ring hit U.S. malls for $20 million in luxury goods, authorities say

 

Three Taco Bell workers gun down armed robber

 

Teen held captive for a month swims across lake to escape kidnappers

 

Have Chicago police turned a corner on tackling city's violence?

 

Woman, husband, son accused of killing her lover

 

Fla. man admits killing wife, 5 young children

 

CYBER ATTACK

 

Equifax Says Cyber Attack May Have Hit 143 Million Customers

 

 

DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL COMMITTEE (DNC)

 

Beware of narratives and misinformation  (US intelligence agencies said Russia was responsible for hacking Democratic National Committee (DNC) email accounts, leading to the publication of about 20,000 stolen emails on WikiLeaks.)

 

DEMOCRATS (MARXISTS)

 

Commie Mayor Unleashed     (Mayor of New York City Bill de Blasio)

 

Former Clinton Adviser Lashes Out Over Criticism of New Site: The Mainstream Media Doesn’t Understand Clinton Voters

 

Clinton Book: Abedin ‘Burst Into Tears’ After Learning Weiner Revived FBI Investigation

 

Andrew Cuomo’s Boondocks Boondoggle  (Governor of New York Andrew M Cuomo)

 

Cluelessness, thy name is Hillary Clinton

 

Illinois gov candidate drops running mate over ‘difference of opinion’

 

 

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

 

DeVos Pushes New Approach on Title IX Enforcement  (Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos)

 

DEPARTMENT HOMELAND SECURITY

 

US to Suspend Immigration Enforcement During Irma

 

DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

 

DACA to End, Up to Congress for Permanent Solution: Sessions (US Attorney General Jeff Sessions)

 

DISNEY

 

Disney World could close as Hurricane Irma rages towards the Sunshine State while Florida Keys officials tell tourists and residents to evacuate 

 

 

EARTHQUAKE

 

130 Earthquakes Since Saturday Night: Worst-case scenario is destructive 7.0 temblor but experts say that likely won't happen (Idaho)

 

ECONOMY

 

Dow finishes lower as Disney and Goldman shares tumble

 

Wall St. slips as media stocks, Hurricane Irma weigh

 

Treasuries Rally, Euro Soars as S&P Treads Water: Markets Wrap

 

The Irony of Progressive Attitudes toward 'Trickle-Down Economics'

 

Amazon opens search for second headquarters with 50,000 jobs

 

Gold climbs to 1-year high as U.S. dollar sees fresh weakness

 

Asian shares rise on relief over U.S. debt ceiling deal, euro eyes ECB

 

Asian Stocks Advance After U.S. Debt-Ceiling Deal: Markets Wrap

 

With revenue and profits down, Lego runs into digital headwinds

 

Dollar down as euro remains resilient above $1.20 after ECB stays put

 

EDUCATION

 

UIUC Student Group Compares Zionists to KKK, White Supremacists

 

Black Parents Sue School, Claim Bullies Abuse Daughter for 'Acting White'

 

Education Savings Accounts Are the Best Choice in School Choice

 

ACT Scores Are Up

 

Berkeley wimps out on free speech

 

A University's Big Move on Socioeconomic Diversity

 

Ohio bill would block universities from disinviting “controversial” speakers

 

De Blasio breaks another promise to schoolchildren (Mayor of New York City Bill de Blasio(D)

 

EGYPT

 

Courting Egypt? Washington’s Options In A Changed Middle East

 

ELECTION 2020

 

Harris on 2020: I haven’t even decided on dinner tonight (US Senator of California Kamala Harris (D)

 

ENERGY

 

U.S. oil prices slip with Harvey to blame for 1st U.S. crude-supply rise in 10 weeks

 

Energy Prices

 

Don't Let Tax Reform Hamper The Nation's Energy Needs

 

ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA)

 

EPA Workforce Approaching Lowest Levels Since Reagan

 

 

EUROPEAN UNION

 

European stocks rise as ECB holds policy steady, but hints toward October update

 

Chief Of Counter-Terrorism In The European Union Declares: ‘Expect More Massacres Done By Islamic Terrorists.’

 

Here’s why the rising euro is defying Mario Draghi and the ECB (President of the European Central Bank Mario Draghi)

 

Finland considers giving returning Islamic State jihadis priority housing

 

On taxes and immigration, look to Hungary

 

FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION (FBI) 

 

FBI director says no ‘whiff of interference’ with Russia probe (FBI Director Christopher Wray)

 

FEDERAL EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY (FEMA)

 

FEMA Gives Aid To Witch Shops And Strip Clubs After Hurricane Harvey But REFUSES To Help Christians, Says ‘Churches Cannot Receive Taxpayer Help Because They Preach About Christ’

 

FEMA Apologists Unite

 

Churches sue FEMA over discrimination in Harvey repairs 

 

FEDERAL GOVERNMENT

 

Poll: Only 29% of Americans Have Positive View of Federal Gov't

 

 

FEDERAL RESERVE

 

Trump sours on Cohn for Fed chairman: Reports

 

FRANCE

 

Suspects in France explosives lab probe linked to Syria

 

Update: France lowers Hurricane Irma death toll on Saint Martin to four

 

With only 30% approval rating, French president takes risk by proposing labor law reforms

 

Police find two more explosives caches after discovery of Paris 'bomb factory'

 

France: Deliveroo introduces free healthcare for bike riders injured on the job

 

GERMANY

 

Merkel rival Schulz pledges free vote on cannabis, angering conservatives  (German Chancellor Angela Merkel)

 

German national election software vulnerable to hacking, researchers say

 

Berlin court rules on whether farting next to a police officer is allowed

 

Party founded by Turks in Germany uses Erdoğan posters in campaign (Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan)

 

Angela Merkel Can’t Compete With a Serial Killer Nurse

 

GLOBAL WARMING

 

Climate change:  Crucial parasite species could be wiped out, study finds

 

 

GOOGLE


Cool It On The ‘Google Monopoly’ Talk

 

 

GOP

 

Why Republicans should get radical

 

Gillespie breaks with tough-on-crime Virginia Republicans, offers plan to keep pot users out of jail

 

HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

 

Insurance Commissioners Say Obamacare’s Individual Market Near Collapse, Not Sustainable

 

HEALTH CARE

 

One overlooked method of stopping opioid addiction before it starts

 

Optima’s exit could leave 62,000 Virginians without health insurance options next year

 

 

HISTORY

 

America's Real Civil Rights History

 

HOLOCAUST

 

Anne Frank’s diary is now a comic book; animated film will follow

 

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

 

Schiff: Nunes 'Shouldn't be' Seeking Info from Recused Sessions After Intel Chairman's Russia Recusal (US Representative of California Adam Schiff (D)/ US Representative of California Devin Nunes (R)/US Attorney General Jeff Sessions)

 

Paul Ryan reacts to Trump siding with Democrats  (Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-Wisconsin)

 

It's a deal! Dem IT staffer who fled U.S. returning  (US Representative of Florida Debbie Wasserman Schultz(D)

 

House defeats conservative effort to defund Amtrak

 

Luis Gutierrez stands by John Kelly insult: 'I didn't bring up his son'  (US Representative of Illinois Luis Gutierrez (D) 

 

Washington's GOP rep. retires after 7 terms

 

House intel chair threatens AG Sessions, FBI chief over Trump dossier

 

Thornberry: Defense budget could get sidelined

 

 

HURRICANES

 

Hurricane watch issued for South Florida ahead of Irma, governor says fuel shortages 'top priority'

 

Top Fla. home insurer could face big hit from Irma

 

Key West prepares for the worst as Irma approaches

 

Jose is expected to become a 'major hurricane' by Friday

 

Irma puts 400,000 people at risk of evacuation in Miami-Dade County

 

NHC Follows European Model, Strike on Southeast Fla., Other Models Show West Fla.

 

Weight of Harvey flood-water caused Houston to sink

 

Deaths reported as Hurricane Irma batters northern Caribbean islands

 

New evacuation orders as Irma feared to strike Florida on Sunday

 

"It's terrifying": Floridians prepare for possibility of direct Irma hit

 

An Enormous, Urgent Task: Hauling Off Storm’s Debris

 

Hurricane Jose forms in the Atlantic, east of Hurricane Irma

 

Maps: Tracking the Path of the Storm

 

Outrage as airline ticket prices rise more than $800 in 24 hours for passengers trying to fly away from Hurricane Irma

 

Irma causes at least 3 deaths in Caribbean as Florida, Georgia, SC brace for storm

 

Florida sheriff offers jail as refuge for suspects fleeing Hurricane Irma - and says sex offenders will not be allowed in shelters

 

Live Updates: ‘We Will Have Victims to Lament’

 

A trio of hurricanes are churning in the Atlantic

 

Lessons From Andrew Helped Florida Reinvent Planning

 

Home to Hemingway and lazy days, Key West girds for Irma’s wrath

 

THREE hurricanes in the Atlantic region for the first time in seven years: Tropical Storm Katia strengthens in the Gulf of Mexico to join Irma and Jose

 

IMMIGRATION

 

Ex-Trump strategist blasts Catholic Church over criticism of DACA decision

 

Steve Bannon said the Catholic Church needs ‘illegal aliens’ to fill its pews

 

Los Angeles Threatens Travel Restrictions To States Opposing DACA

 

Immigrant children and the rule of law

 

Among 'Dreamers,' dismay and anger over Trump's decision: 'He just rips it all away'

 

Immigrants Shouldn’t Have to Be ‘Talented’ to Be Welcome

 

America cannot afford to lose 800,000 young 'Dreamers'

 

INDIA

 

‘Who is next?’: Killing of Indian journalist Gauri Lankesh sparks protests

 

India refuses to join declaration against Myanmar at international meet

 

China reacts to Indian Army chief’s remarks, says ties should not be derailed

 

One killed, 13 injured in grenade attack in J&K's Srinagar

 

NKorea’s H-bomb test will help Pak, worries India

 

Minister says eat beef and then come to India

 

No. of terror camps across LoC has gone up:

 

Govt approves border snoop plan; 2,000 SSB personnel to be shifted to IB

 

INDONESIA

 

Indonesian woman discovers her 'boyfriend' of 7 years is a she

 

 

INFRASTRUCTURE

 

'Driverless' car infrastructure isn't going to be free

 

 

IRAN

 

Iran MPs speak out as women are barred from World Cup qualifier

 

Iranian Spy Service Threatening, Blackmailing Global Media Outlets

 

 

IRAQ

 

Isil leader 'planning fresh wave of attacks' in revenge for defeats in Iraq and Syria, leading Iraqi official says

 

 

ISLAM 

 

Muslims cheer Hurricane Irma: “May Allah drown the enemies of Islam and force them into their knees subdued”

 

 

ISRAEL

 

Israeli-“Palestinian” Arab Conflict Briefing     (Thursday, September 7, 2017)

 

Trump expresses ‘reluctance’ on chances for Middle East peace

 

Palestinian Authority Cracks Down On Press Freedom

 

The trouble with bombing a murderous dictator: Guessing how he’ll react   (Israeli strike on Syria)

 

Netanyahu Bans Al Jazeera from Israel (Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu)

 

Sara Netanyahu to be indicted on Friday

 

Attorney general said to tell Sara Netanyahu of impending indictment

 

Israel to approve Israeli settlement in heart of Palestinian neighborhood in Jerusalem

 

'The claims are false, Sara is brave and honest'  (Netanyahu family responds to reports that A-G intends to indict the wife of the prime minister.

 

With alleged airstrike, Israel punctuates opposition to Syria ceasefire pact

 

Student leader apologizes for Pesach anti-Israel vote

 

Military intel chief says IDF fighting enemies ‘near and far’  (Israel Defense Forces)

 

Palestinian Authority is a Genocidal Terrorist Entity and Should be Treated as Such

 

Police locate Palestinian assaulted by Breaking the Silence spokesman

 

Reports: Israel Bombs Chemical Weapons Factory In Syria

 

Greek church land investors threatening to cancel leases, KKL boss says

 

Israel to return slain Palestinian body to family in al-Duheisha refugee camp on Friday

 

Netanyahu to be abroad during memorial events for Shimon Peres (Former Israeli President Shimon Peres)

 

Israeli Prime Minister Under Growing Pressure

 

Exercises are important, but war is the real test

 

Israel releases members of Shamasna family as protests continue in Sheikh Jarrah

 

IDF Chief skips decision on commuting Hebron shooter's sentence

 

Israeli Foreign Ministry Officials in Emergency Meeting Ahead of Hurricane Irma

 

Defense Minister: Israel will do what it takes to protect her citizens

 

Israel detains 20 Palestinians during overnight raids in West Bank (Judea and Samaria) , East Jerusalem

 

Syrian-Palestinian Philosopher: Iran, Hizbullah Use Slogan Of Resistance Against Israel As Cover For Their War On Sunni Arabs

 

Why Did Israel Let Mengele Go?

 

 

LIBERALISM

 

The Big Lie: Conservatives Opposing the Fascist Left are the Real Anti-Fascists

 

MEDIA 

 

47 big-name conservatives warn media on left's 'attack dog'            

 

NBC News Incorrectly Labels Menendez a Republican Before Correcting Article Hours Later (US Senator of New Jersey Robert Menendez (D)

 

 

MEXICO

 

Mexican Catholics protest sculpture mixing Virgin Mary with pagan goddess

 

MIDDLE EAST

 

Trump: Qatar crisis stems from massive funding of terrorism by certain countries 

 

MILITARY

 

Secret Air Force spaceplane launched ahead of Irma

 

Exclusive: Trump pardon remains elusive for still-hopeful former Navy sailor

 

The crux of the Navy’s collisions

 

Military preps for Hurricane Irma response as storm bears down on Puerto Rico

 

Thunderbirds pilot told about 'extreme precipitation, wind shear' before crash  

 

Navy secretary says service is taking action in wake of ship crashes                  

 

MYANMAR

 

New fires in empty Rohingya village challenge Myanmar claims

 

Burma 'laying landmines near Bangladesh border to stop Rohingya return

 

NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION (NASA)

 

Trump Picks Supporter Commercial Space Flight — and Global-warming Realist — to Head NASA

 

NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION (NSF)

 

Feds Spend $1 Million for Robot That Gathers Data on High School Kids

 

NORTH ATLANTIC TREATY ORGANIZATION (NATO)

 

Nato accuses Moscow of blocking observation of Zapad military exercise

 

PAKISTAN

 

US shuts down Pakistani bank over terror-financing and money laundering concerns

 

We don't want aid,we want respect: General Qamar Bajwa

 

Bangladesh’s GDP per person is now higher than Pakistan’s

 

Pakistan was not targeted on issue of terrorism in any manner: China

 

Increasing international pressure forces Pakistan to talk of a new foreign policy narrative

 

Pakistan ready to work with Afghanistan in all fields: Khawaja Asif

 

Trump's Afghan escalation and the Pakistan conundrum

 

 

POLITICS

 

Conservatives in America -- Like Marranos in Medieval Spain

 

PRISONS

 

Parole recommended for Leslie Van Houten, Manson follower

 

RACISM

 

Racism: The Ineradicable Sin?

 

RADIO

 

Biggest solar flare in decade brings radio blackout

 

RELIGION IN AMERICA

 

The Pain of the Contemporary American Orthodox Jew

 

Washington National Cathedral to Remove Windows Featuring Confederate Generals

 

RUSSIA

 

South Korean Leader Says Putin Has 'Soul of a Siberian Tiger' (Russian President Vladimir V Putin)

 

Man of the hour in the North Korea crisis: Vladimir Putin?

 

Putin Proposes Building Bridge Connecting Russia to Japan as Sign of Peace

 

Kiev should discuss UN peacekeepers’ deployment with Donetsk, Lugansk — Kremlin

 

Weapons of mass destruction will not be used on Korean peninsula - Putin

 

Russian General Staff chief, head of NATO’s Military Committee discuss world security

 

Russia plans to send tourists into space in 2019-2020

 

Kremlin: Too early to speak about timeframe for signing peace treaty with Japan


Russia's Orbit – Pro-Kremlin Russian Philosopher Dugin: Serbs Must Ally With Russia To Salvage Sovereignty And Territorial Integrity

 

SENATE

 

Senator Says Facebook's Russian Ads Suggest Need for New Laws

 

Senate Passes Debt-Limit Deal Trump Struck With Democrats

 

Donald Trump Jr. says he was open to hearing about Clinton's 'fitness, character' when he met with Russians

 

Catholic League to Durbin: Ever Questioned Faith of Non-Catholic Nominees?  (US Senator of Illinois Richard Durbin (D)

 

Graham wants to haul back Comey to testify on Clinton email case, says 'I smell a rat' (US Senator of South Carolina Lindsey Graham (R)/Former FBI Director James Comey)

 

GOP Senators to Try Again With Alternate Obamacare Replacement

 

Democrats Trash Judicial Nominee’s Catholic Faith: “Do You Consider Yourself a Catholic? That’s a Concern”

 

Activists Call for End to Gridlock in Judicial Appointments

 

Dem Senators Silent on Whether Menendez Should Resign if Convicted (US Senator of New Jersey Robert Menendez (D)

 

Donald Trump Jr. questioned by Senate committee staff

 

Feinstein Under Fire From Catholics, Liberals  (US Senator of California Dianne Feinstein (D)

 

Dianne Feinstein Attacks Judicial Nominee’s Catholic Faith

 

Democratic Senators Attack Catholic Judicial Nominee Over Religion

 

Warren Announces Support for Sanders’ Single-Payer Health Care Plan (US Senator of Massachusetts Elizabeth Warren (D)/ US Senator of Vermont Bernie Sanders (I-Socialist)

 

Democrats see opening for Obamacare fix

 

In interview with Trump Jr., will Grassley be the dogged investigator or the loyal Republican?   (US Senator of Iowa Charles Grassley (R)

 

Top Dems Took Campaign Cash From Senator on Trial for Corruption  (US Senator of New Jersey Robert Menendez (D)

 

Federal prosecutor: Menendez acted as ‘personal senator’ for rich doctor

 

Booker Sits in Front Row for Menendez’s Corruption Trial, Greets Him With Hug (US Senator of New Jersey Cory Booker (D)

 

Va. sen. urge measure against white nationalists

 

Sanders Brushes Off Clinton’s Accusations of Blame: ‘Our Job Is to Go Forward’ (US Senator of Vermont Bernie Sanders (I-Socialist)

 

GOP, Dem senators calmly discuss bolstering Obama health law

 

Warren grills Trump’s antitrust pick over antitrust and lobbying: report (US Senator of Massachusetts Elizabeth Warren (D)

 

Feinstein Attacks Federal Judge Nominee’s Faith: ‘The Dogma Lives Loudly Within You’ (US Senator of California Dianne Feinstein (D)

 

 

SOCIAL MEDIA

 

Twitter Bans Activist Mommy for Tweeting Her Dislike of Teen Vogue's Anal Sex Guide

 

Facebook: Accounts likely from Russia bought ads during U.S. campaign

 

SOUTH KOREA 

 

Wind Blamed for Seoul's Failure to Confirm N.Korean Nuke Test

 

Seoul deploys anti-missile system; US seeks tougher sanctions

 

Putin Rejects Moon's Calls for N.Korea Oil Embargo (Russian President Vladimir V Putin/ President Moon Jae-in)

 

Korea struggles in nurturing cyber reserve forces

 

Can US attack N. Korea without Seoul's consent?

 

White House denies Trump’s claim of KORUS FTA withdrawal

 

Moon courts Russia with FTA offer

 

South Korea Bolsters Missile Shield as Fears Rise of ICBM Launch

 

Robert Samuelson: Give South Korea A Break

 

Report: SEALs Training SKorean Team to Kill Kim in Case of War

 

US Army prepares forces in South Korea for WMD attack

 

S. Korea, US deploy missile defence amid China protest

 

 

SPACE

 

Foreign space threats grow

 

SPAIN

 

Spanish woman's claim to be daughter Dali disproved by DNA test

 

Anger in Madrid as Catalonia passes independence referendum law

 

 

SPORTS

 

Boomer Esiason addresses co-host Craig Carton's arrest: I still love him

 

Craig Carton suspended from WFAN after Ponzi scheme arrest

 

Watch out for Boston's next effort to cheat

 

MLB Scoreboard

 

STATES

 

Texas’ Voter ID Law Is Back in Force. Here’s Why That’s Such a Big Deal.

 

Gov. Scott Walker: States can fix Obamacare's mess (Governor of Wisconsin Scott Walker (R)

 

California will file separate lawsuit over end of DACA program, attorney general says

 

Virginia needs a Truth and Reconciliation Commission on race

 

Oregon Massive wildfire started by teen with fireworks, police say  

 

Gov. Pete Ricketts: Trump is helping the states to govern

 

15 states sue Trump on rollback of DACA

 

SYRIA

 

Who hit NKorean-linked Syrian chemical plant?

 

Holocaust Museum Pulls Study Exonerating Obama Inaction in Face of Syrian Atrocities

 

The gathering Iranian menace in Syria

 

TAIWAN

 

Taiwanese travelers unfazed by tensions in North Asia

 

Taiwan’s Foxconn closes in on Toshiba

 

Hualien Air Force Base to hold an open house event

 

Minimum Wage rise is welcome, but workers and the economy demand more

 

NTU ranking falls to 14-year low

 

TELEVISION

 

'The View' hosts go after Mike Huckabee, Sarah Sanders about President Trump

 

TERRORISM

 

Foiled Virginia Attack Brings Total US Terror Plots to 97 Since 9/11

 

Islamic State tells Muslims to poison food in Western supermarkets

 

While defeat of Isis dominates attention, al-Qaeda gets stronger

 

TREASURY DEPARTMENT

 

Steve Mnuchin: US prepared to sanction countries who trade with North Korea if UN fails to act   (Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin)

 

TURKEY

 

Ex-Turkish minister charged with helping Iran against sanctions

 

Neighbors complain about woman for ‘wearing shorts at her home’ in Turkish capital

 

Man sentenced to three years in jail for kicking woman on Istanbul bus ‘for wearing shorts’

 

‘Pirate’ Wikipedia launched in Turkey after access ban

 

EU divided over calls to block Turkey’s bid

 

Turkish first lady, foreign minister visit Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh, distribute aid

 

Germany has no right to block update of Turkey’s EU customs union: Minister

 

Amnesty Int’l chief complains after not being allowed to visit jailed Turkish colleague İdil Eser

 

Prosecutors summoned this Turkish journalist when she tweeted ... about Zsa Zsa Gabor

 

Erdogan henchman indicted for attacking protesters (Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan)

 

 

UNITED KINGDOM (BRITAIN)

 

U.K. stocks snap 3-day losing run as pound drops after ECB meeting

 

Breaking News: Panic as explosion on London's Oxford Street leaves at least one person injured

 

UK suspends N. Korean English teacher training after nuclear test

 

Bishop backs British politician for ‘fearlessly’ defending life, marriage

 

British chief rabbi urges more inclusiveness for LGBTQ Jews

 

 New leak of Brexit papers reveals fissures between Britain and EU

 

MPs to begin debate on key Brexit bill

 

Three-quarters of Scotland’s diesel cars face city centres ban

 

Public 'tricked' into buying unhealthy food

 

Minister to threaten universities with fines for excessive salaries

 

Prince George set for first day of school

 

Child abuser who waterboarded little girl has no remorse

 

Vice-chancellors must 'justify' high pay

 

Government should cut Bank of Ireland out of Post Office bank, says report

 

Force 'fails to record 38,000 crimes'

 

Nicola Sturgeon: UK immigration plans are ‘morally bankrupt’ (Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon)

 

Health anxiety 'due to cyber-chondria'

 

Tackling health anxiety could save NHS over £400m a year, study finds

 

Wartime bomb found at building site

 

Dad busted for child porn had videos of him raping wife

 

Gay men 'afraid to hold hands in public'

 

Theresa May under growing pressure to lift public sector pay cap  (British Prime Minister Theresa May)

 

Millions of people in their 20s and 30s should be offered statins to cut heart disease, major study says

 

Pilot killed in plane crash at Caernarfon ​airport

 

EU Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier to meet MSPs

 

UNITED NATIONS

 

Steve Bannon Wants to Stop Nikki Haley's Rise  (US United Nations Ambassador Nikki Haley)

 

Defense launchers deployed as China approves N. Korea sanctions

 

US airstrikes on Syria mosque compound violated international law, UN says

 

US CONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY COMMISSION

 

Over 1M dressers recalled over safety concerns

 

VATICAN

 

Pope Francis supports legal recognition for same-sex ‘civil unions’

 

The dubia surrounding Pope Francis’ election

 

Pope Francis Visits Colombia, Where Peace Is Polarizing

 

 

VENEZUELA 

 

A Venezuelan woman had grown used to shortages. Then her HIV drugs ran out. 

 

WHITE HOUSE

 

Daily Presidential Tracking Poll

 

Trump tweeted on DACA at Pelosi's request, aide says  (House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-California)

 

OH NO: Trump Tweets Warm Feelings Toward DREAMers...At Pelosi's Request. Yes, Really.

 

Trump wants Democratic support for tax pitch

 

Trump told DACA recipients ‘you have nothing to worry about’ for the next six months

 

Trump’s Budget Deal With Democrats Will Only Worsen Our Fiscal Situation

 

End DACA

 

White House Considering at Least Six for Fed Chair

 

We Made Donald %#&@ Trump PRESIDENT -- What Else Can We Do?

 

'Racist' Trump accused of creating hurricanes to kill blacks, Hispanics

 

Republican leaders in the room 'shell-shocked' following Trump deal with Democrats

 

Trump rides media bronco: Will he stay on?

 

Nobody knows what Trump is doing. Not even Trump.

 

Trump said he would turn the GOP into the party 'of the American worker.' How's that going?

 

Trump offers us a glimpse behind the curtain. There’s nothing there.

 

Polls: Trump’s approval rating holding steady near 40 percent

 

Will Trump lower the nuclear bar?

 

White House Announces Details of Trump’s Personal Donation to Hurricane Harvey Relief

 

Trump’s messy and muddled reasoning on DACA

 

Ivanka Trump Pitches Conservative Leaders on Doubling Child Tax Credit

 

Trump shuns GOP leaders to cut debt deal with Schumer, Pelosi

 

In North Dakota, embattled Democratic Sen. Heidi Heitkamp wins president’s praise

 

Trump calls Ivanka ‘honey,’ ‘baby’ during tax reform speech

 

Republican leaders 'visibly annoyed' after Ivanka Trump enters Oval Office during debt ceiling talks

 
 

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