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Friday, September 8, 2017

 

CELEBRATING 241 YEARS OF LIBERTY AND FREEDOM  

 

 

 

In Today’s Issue: 

 

ABORTION

 

20 state Attorneys General tell Supreme Court to release videos exposing Planned Parenthood

 

Two Republicans Vote to Fund International Planned Parenthood and Pro-Abortion UNFPA

 

Murkoswki and Collins Vote with Dems to Pass Reversal of Trump's Ban on Abortion Funding Overseas (US Senator of Alaska Lisa Murkowski (R)/ US Senator of Maine Susan M Collins (R)

 

Woman Dies After Second-Trimester Abortion, Congressman Calls for Investigation

 

America aborts 3K babies every day. On Saturday, pro-lifers across U.S. will honor them

 

Cheers for Your First Abortion?

 

Planned Parenthood Abortionist Credits Her Christian Parents With Inspiring Her Career

 

Body of pregnant girl, 16, is found in a SUITCASE on the side of the road in the Dominican Republic as her U.S. citizen boyfriend is arrested and claims she had a botched abortion

 

Earth to Congress: Failing to Defund Planned Parenthood Is Not an Option

 

The Case for Remote Abortions

 

Abby Johnson Recalls When Planned Parenthood Promoted Free Abortions After Hurricane Katrina

 

Alabama Court of Civil Appeals grants minor permission to have abortion

 

Republican Who Voted Against Defunding Planned Parenthood Will Retire

 

Senate appropriators rebuke Trump on abortion policy

 

If Kentucky Can Close an Unsafe Abortion Clinic There Will be No More Abortions There

 

Whole Woman's Health Is Offering Free Abortions to Women Affected By Hurricane Harvey

 

Looking for a Pro-Life Place to Donate to Help Hurricane Harvey Victims? Look No Further

 

Abortion clinics are closing in rural America. So are maternity wards.

 

Mom With Brain Tumor Who Refused Abortion Gives Birth to Baby Girl Named “Life”

 

Pro-life advocates seek to end taxpayer funding of abortions (Massachusetts)

 

Senate Committee Votes Against Administration on Anti-Abortion Global Gag Rule

 

Fight to keep Kentucky's last abortion clinic gets underway in court

 

Abortion: 'No prosecution threat' on GB referrals, says DPP

 

Conservative MP Jacob Rees-Mogg Says He is “Completely Opposed” to Abortion  (Britain)

 

Indian girl allowed abortion amid claims doctors ‘afraid to help’ child rape victims

 

13-Year-Old Given Permission to Abort Her 32-Week-Old Unborn Baby Gives Birth Instead (India)

 

AFGHANISTAN

 

China, Pakistan take swipes at Trump's new Afghanistan policy

 

In Order for Afghanistan to Succeed, America Must Let it Decentralize

 

 

AFRICA                                   

 

Covert ‘Arabization’ Threatens Moderate Islam in Africa

ANTARCTICA

 

Researchers find secret, warm oasis beneath Antarctica's ice that could be home to undiscovered species

 

 

ANTI-SEMITISM

 

We can't stand on the sidelines in the face of anti-semitism

 

ASIA

 

Asia's worst flooding in a decade kills thousands and decimates crops

 

 

ASSISTED SUICIDE

 

NY’s Highest Court Rejects Assisted Suicide

 
AUSTRALIA

                                                                               

ASX slides for a third straight week

 

Australian dollar soars to two-year high

 

Support for same-sex marriage falling, says poll

 

Australians surrender almost 26,000 guns

 

 

BIG GOVERNMENT

 

Stop being afraid of more government. It’s exactly what we need.

 

 

CANADA

 

TSX weighed down by resource stocks, loonie stays above 82 cents U.S.

 

B.C. pair can be extradited to India to face 'honour killing' charge: Supreme Court          

 

Canadian cities jump at chance to play host to massive Amazon HQ

 

I went undercover in a Toronto factory where a temp agency worker was killed. This is what I found

 

TransCanada seeks halt to federal review of Energy East pipeline

 

Alberta vows to fight for Energy East as Tory MPs blame Ottawa for pipeline's pause

 

Ontario unveils pot plan including online ordering, 150 stand-alone stores

 

Ontario’s jobless rate hits 16-year low

 

Reefer madness? Ontario announces legalized pot plan

 

Canadians among 143 million people affected in Equifax hack

 

Ontario schools to collect race-based data in effort to reduce educational disparities

 

 

CARIBBEAN

 

Hurricane Irma 'pummeling' Turks and Caicos with powerful winds

 

Puerto Rico's money woes 'dire' after Irma

 

'Pray, this island is decimated': US tourists - including Jerry Falwell's brother Jonathan - stranded in the path of Irma after planes out are canceled

 

Irma kills 10 in battered Caribbean, which is in a ‘rush against time’ before the next storm

 

Hurricane Irma annihilates St. Martin’s world-famous airport

 

Hurricane Irma slams into Trump’s $17M vacation home

 

CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY (CIA) 

 

More White, More Male, More Jesus: CIA Employees Fear Pompeo is Quietly Killing the…

 

COMEDY

 

Late-night host Colbert gives Trump Nazi salute

 

COMMUNIST CHINA 

 

Beijing Hyundai resumes operation of Changzhou plant, but woes persist

 

Will China endorse 'toughest' sanctions on North Korea?

 

Most-wanted Chinese billionaire tycoon applies for political asylum in USA

 

Beijing Suspected in Hacking Yacht Owned by Chinese Billionaire

 

China to Enforce: ‘Theology Shall Reflect Chinese Culture’

 

China brings Mars a little closer with replica on Tibet plateau

 

COMMUNIST NORTH KOREA

 

We've never been closer to a North Korean attack on South Korea: Here's what could happen

 

US to ‘pay dear price’ for envoy Haley’s claim N. Korea ‘begs for war’ – Pyongyang  (US United Nations Ambassador Nikki Haley)

 

Thanks to North Korea, An Arms Race May Be Coming to Asia

 

While Trump tweets, Putin steals a march on North Korea (Russian President Vladimir V Putin)

 

The Bodyguards of Kim Jong-Un  (Communist North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un)

 

If the U.S. Military Strikes North Korea It Could Mean Nuclear War

 

Israel Has a Playbook for Dealing With North Korea

 

Clinton came the closest to solving the North Korea problem

 

'Highly probable' North Korea tested hydrogen bomb

 

George Will: Trump Is Threatening War With North Korea. But What Kind?

 

 

CONGRESS

 

Members of Congress back Christian baker in same-sex wedding-cake case before Supreme Court

 

Here's a solution to the DACA crisis: Pass a Dream Act. And soon

 

Republicans may try to trade 'Dreamers' amnesty for comprehensive immigration reform — but it won't work

 

COPORATE AMERICA

 

Amazon opens bidding to cities for $5 billion 'HQ2', a second headquarters

 

Toys "R" Us bankruptcy filing may be in play

 

COURTS

 

Orthodox woman wins right to wear her skirt during workouts in Brooklyn gym

 

$1M verdict overturned for woman booted from medical program

 

Phoenix man gets death for killing 2 found buried in his mom's backyard

 

Appeals court deals new setback to Trump travel ban

 

Mike Huckabee robocall lawsuit earns St. Louis couple $32.4 million         

 

CRIME IN AMERICA

 

Suspected shooter arrested at Ohio high school

 

Michigan: Muslim who stabbed cop while screaming “Allahu akbar” demands home addresses of witnesses

 

How to Stifle Policing (The Obama Era continues to hinder police effectiveness.)

 

Officer-involved in shooting at Miami airport amid Irma chaos

 

Mom arrested after son fatally shoots pregnant girlfriend: cops

 

Crime and immigration: What's in the DREAM Act

 

CYBER ATTACK

 

Three Equifax Managers Sold Stock Before Cyber Hack Redveale

 

Equifax data breach exposes Social Security numbers, other data of 143 million Americans

 

DEMOCRATS (MARXISTS)

 

City of Dallas is named after a Democrat Party politician whose support for the Fugitive Slave Act

 

Clinton, in Book, Regrets Not Striking Back at Comey (Former FBI Director James Comey)

 

De Blasio vs. an honest man (Mayor of New York City Bill de Blasio)

 

This day in WND history: Why Bill Clinton never said he was sorry

 

 

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

 

DeVos Tells CFPB to Back Off on Student Loans   (Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos)

 

DeVos to Replace Obama-Era Sexual Assault Guidelines

 

DeVos Moves to Rein in the Campus Kangaroo Courts

 

Education secretary says her "heart is with" Dreamers

 

The Left Is Still Freaking Out About Betsy DeVos Because School Choice Is An Existential Threat

 

DeVos to roll back Obama-era campus sexual assault guidelines 

 

 

DEPARTMENT HOMELAND SECURITY

 

McCaul emerges as a leading candidate for DHS secretary  (US Representative of Texas Michael McCaul (R)

 

Environmentalists File New Challenges to Trump’s Border Wall Prototypes

 

 

DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

 

DOJ files brief on behalf of baker who refused to make a wedding cake for a gay couple

 

Justice Department to take latest ruling against Trump's travel ban to Supreme Court

 

Mueller Wants to Talk to WH Staff About Trump's Statement (Justice Department special counsel former FBI Director Robert Mueller)

 

DRUG ENFORCEMENT ADMINISTRATION (DEA)

 

DEA turned blind eye to agent’s torrid affair with convicted criminal

 

ECONOMY

 

Stocks finish mixed on hurricane and geopolitical risks

 

Wall St. dips as Irma heads towards Florida

 

Trump Is Right. ‘Our Tax Code Is a Giant, Self-Inflicted Economic Wound.’

 

Dollar Tumbles as Yen, Euro Rally on Irma, ECB: Markets Wrap

 

Asian shares steady, dollar slumps on ECB's tapering signal

 

Dollar Tumbles as Yen, Euro Rally on Irma, ECB: Markets Wrap

 

Gold ends at highest in a year as dollar and Treasury yields sink for the week

 

Long-term mortgage rates fall at lowest in 2017

 

Dollar slips, extending weakening trend on raft of jitters

 

Opioid use is responsible for 20% of the drop in American men in the US labor force, Princeton study says

 

EDUCATION

 

Iowa high school athletes booted for KKK-inspired pic

 

UC system files suit over DACA

 

Berkeley Announces EXTREME Security Measures For Shapiro Event

 

Federal Student Loans Are Not the Answer. Let the Perkins Loan Program Expire.

 

Harvard Editorial: Charles Murray Lecture ‘Threatens Lives’ of Students

 

Harvard Professors Arrested After Blocking Traffic To Protest Trump

 

CCNY Million-Dollar Grant for Minority Women’s ‘Identity-Driven Research’

 

A Smash Zionists Rally at the U of Illinois          

 

Pledges of Continued Vigilance  (After Education Secretary Betsy DeVos announces plan to change rules around campus sexual assault investigations, many college-based professionals reassure students that their commitment to preventing and punishing sexual assault remains unchanged.)

 

Students for Justice in Palestine Finally Held Accountable  (Modest step in the right direction by University of California, Irvine.)

 

The Accreditation Race  (Arkansas’s new public online university chooses national accreditor over its regional agency, raising questions about pace, prestige and the state of quality assurance.)

 

More children sacrificed for de Blasio's political ambitions (Mayor of New York City Bill de Blasio(D)

 

Not on the Payroll, but Still on Campus (Unorthodox lecturer Alexander Coward, once caught between students who praised him and a math department that didn’t, still employs his teaching skills at UC Berkeley -- even if it’s on an unofficial basis.)

 

Pregnant high school teacher, 31, is reported missing after failing to show up for the first day of class

 

College freshman in coma after fall from dorm room window

 

ELECTION 2016

 

Did Voter Fraud Tip New Hampshire to Clinton?

 

More than 5,000 out-of-state voters may have tipped New Hampshire against Trump

 

Trump Jr. Says He Sought Information on Clinton’s ‘Fitness’

 

New evidence backs Trump vote-fraud claim

 

 

ELECTION 2018

 

 Republicans brace for a 2018 election with an uncertain friend in the White House

 

ELECTION 2020

 

Vicente Fox announces faux 2020 bid against Trump

 

ENERGY

 

U.S. oil prices drop over 3% as refineries notch slow recovery from Harvey

 

Energy Prices

 

How Renewables Can Save Natural Gas

 

Two Florida nuclear power plants on the Atlantic Coast to shut down as Hurricane Irma heads straight towards them

 

 

ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA)

 

EPA chief on Irma: The time to talk climate change isn't now  (Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt)

 

In scathing lawsuit, first responders describe vomiting, gasping at Texas chemical plant fire (Separately, the Environmental Protection Agency ordered the company to respond to a series of questions and supply a timeline of events in the wake of Hurricane Harvey.)

 

EUROPE

 

When Islamic ‘occupation of Europe’ becomes a reality

 

EUROPEAN UNION

 

European stocks wobble into the close as missile threat, hurricanes unsettle investors

 

Dutch judge orders government to do more on air pollution

 

Italian minister defends methods that led to 87% drop in migrants from Libya

 

 

FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION (FBI) 

 

FBI asked to investigate police in nurse's arrest

 

Government watchdog in court again over Comey's memos (Former FBI Director James Comey)

 

 

FEDERAL EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY (FEMA)

 

Hurricane Irma threatens 'to devastate the United States,' FEMA chief says

 

 

FEMINISM

 

Feminist author Kate Millett dead at 82

 

The Book That Made Us Feminists

 

FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION (FDA)

 

U.S. FDA warns of problems with EpiPen manufacturing plant

 

FRANCE

 

Emmanuel Macron vows to lead the ‘rebuilding’ of the EU  (French President Emmanuel Macron)

 

France: Rats attack paraplegic girl in bed

 

Emmanuel Macron calls for solidarity as he vows to lead EU rebuild

 

In Pictures: Hurricane Irma leaves trail of destruction in French Caribbean

 

Emmanuel Macron to outline vision for Europe’s future in Athens speech

 

Update: Nine dead, seven missing on French Caribbean islands in wake of Hurricane Irma

 

Macron MP comes under scrutiny for giving paid tours of parliament

 

GERMANY

 

German job centres discriminate against people with foreign-sounding names: study

 

Germany: Veiled Muslima assaults shopkeeper for selling lingerie near Islamic headscarves

 

Germany rejects Polish call for more WWII reparations

 

GLOBAL WARMING

 

Hurricanes, Climate Models, and Wild Guesses

 

Trump keeps another 'climate change' promise

 

HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

 

 

What's Up for Obamacare This Fall?

 

Republican Governors Urge Funding of Cost-Sharing Reduction Payments   (Governors say Obamacare market is unsustainable)

 

HEALTH CARE

 

The unfortunate truth about most health care jobs

 

Can't afford the dentist? You're not alone

 

Bite of a hot dog stopped boy's heart, revealing rare condition

 

 

HOLLYWOOD

 

The important lessons: Why Michael Moore may be a 'prophet' and believes Trump is an 'evil genius'

 

‘CUTE Society’ Members Obama and Clooney Sharing “Racy” Texts

 

How to Dry Up Hollywood Funding for Democrats

 

No, George Clooney, The 1950s Race Riots Were Nothing Like Charlottesville

 

HOLOCAUST

 

'I condemned my mother to the gas chamber with one wrong word to Dr Death': There have been many heartrending Holocaust books. But few as powerful as this new memoir by a ballet dancer still haunted to this day 

 

HONG KONG

 

Freedom Imperiled in Hong Kong After Democracy Advocates Sent to Prison

 

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

 

How Republicans split on the Harvey aid, fiscal deal

 

House Republicans lash Mnuchin, Mulvaney behind closed doors

 

House passes Harvey aid, debt limit extension, government funding

 

Meadows: No Plan to Remove Ryan as Speaker (Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-Wisconsin)

 

Imran Still Has A Copy Of Congressional Data Linked To Wasserman Schultz  (US Representative of Florida Debbie Wasserman Schultz(D)

 

Maxine Waters on Alt-Right: 'You See How Much They Want to Kill Me' (US Representative of California Maxine Waters (D)

 

Ryan won't back scrapping debt ceiling amid reported Trump-Schumer pact  (Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-Wisconsin)

 

Conservatives direct ire at GOP leaders — not Trump

 

Rep. Charlie Dent, outspoken GOP moderate, will not seek reelection

 

House Republican causes stir claiming female lawmaker 'doesn’t know a damn thing'

 

 

HURRICANES

 

Hurricane Irma takes direct aim at Florida

 

Hurricane Harvey and Progressive Capitalists

 

Hurricane Jose strengthens to 'extremely dangerous' Category 4

 

2.5 Million Homes Predicted to Lose Power

 

Half of America Wants the Other Half to Die in a Hurricane

 

Here’s What Disaster Relief Looks Like Right Now On The Ground In Houston

 

Miami is in the 'worst possible position': Eye of the storm has shifted as Irma barrels towards the US mainland - with mandatory evacuations issued for Florida AND Georgia

 

Florida braces for a direct hit from Irma with the ‘potential to catastrophically devastate our state’

 

Far Fewer Harvey-Related Burglaries Net Far Fewer Guns Than During Katrina  

 

Why Hurricane Irma Could Hurt, a Lot

 

As Irma looms, Florida police enlisted to keep gas flowing

 

Meet the New Orleans woman who saved more than 100 shelter animals from Harvey

 

Larry Elder: Harvey Shows America's Colorblind Spirit — Bad News for Race Hustlers

 

College student films her horror as she wakes up in an abandoned train and has to call 911 after falling asleep on the train following epic day of travel to flee her Florida school before Irma hit

 

Cleaning up mountains of trash from Hurricane Harvey could take months

 

All living former presidents launch ad for Harvey relief

 

IMMIGRATION


…Catholic Bishops Choose Social Justice over Constitution on Immigration

 

AGs against DACA

 

DACA Recipient: We’re Targets For Handouts And Propaganda We Don’t Need

 

Associated Press Refers to Illegal Immigrants as ‘Undocumented Citizens’

 

The DACA Decision, Not Hurricane Harvey, May Tear Houston Apart

 

For DACA Recipients, It’s More Than Just Deportation

 

Angry Cardinal Dolan Slams Bannon's Comments on Church and Immigrants


IMMIGRATION AND CUSTOMS ENFORCEMENT (ICE)

 

ICE planning nationwide immigration raids: report

 

INDIA

 

J&K issue: Pakistan army chief advocates dialogue with India

 

7-yr-old killed in knife attack in school toilet

 

No-fly list: Govt cracks down on unruly passengers, minimum 2-yr ban for assault

 

Army plans to induct 800 women in military police

 

55 infants die in August in Nasik civil hospital’s newborn care unit

 

8-year-old Gurgaon school student killed by bus conductor after sexual assault attempt: Police

 

INFRASTRUCTURE

 

Cuomo, Christie, Schumer talk tunnels with Trump

 

IRAN

 

'Our Partners Have More To Lose Than We Do' (Iranian Vice President Ali Akbar Salehi says his country wants to continue adhering to its nuclear treaty, even if the United States withdraws. In an interview, he warns that if the accord falls through, it could lead to a nuclear arms race.)

 

Iran Follows In North Korea's Footsteps: Nuclearization, Missile Development Alongside Agreements With The Superpowers; EU3, IAEA Director-General Submitted To Obama Administration Pressure, Agreed To JCPOA With No Real Inspection, No Response To Iran's Missile Program; French President: 'Absolutely Necessary' That JCPOA Be 'Supplemented'

 

IRAQ

 

Despite protests, US to return trove of Jewish artifacts to Iraq

 

Historic July 2014 Sermon By ISIS Leader Al-Baghdadi At Mosul's Al-Nuri Mosque Is Still Online On Qatar's Al-Jazeera TV Channel On YouTube

 

Ruthless Iranian militia vows to turn against U.S. troops once Islamic State is defeated in Iraq

 

Iraq: Muslims still brutalizing Christians, menacing churches and monasteries

 

 

ISLAM

 

Cato Project: Islam ‘Consistent’ with ‘Libertarian Principles,’ ‘Tolerance’

 

Rohingya Muslims facing world's most enduring sentiment: bigotry

 

Twitter Moves to Silence All Criticism of Islam

 

How this author went from Muslim activist to educator of rabbis

 

ISRAEL

 

Israeli-“Palestinian” Arab Conflict Briefing     (Friday, September 8, 2017)

 

Fatah Central Committee Member Honors Mother Of Three Palestinian Islamic Jihad 'Martyrs,' Praises Family's 'Pioneering Role'

 

16-page draft indictment of PM’s wife details vast monthly spend at top eateries  (Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu)

 

Talking cease-fire and Palestinian unity with a Hamas founder

 

IDF soldier seriously injured by a grenade explosion (Israel Defense Forces)

 

Why Russia may not respond to the alleged Israeli airstrike in Syria  

 

‘Rock Solid’: Europe-Israel ties are flourishing, says outgoing EU envoy

 

Palestinians perform Friday prayers outside Shamasna family home in Sheikh Jarrah

 

Israel prepares to send aid to earthquake-struck Mexico

 

Israel’s Message to Russia, Iran, Hezbollah, US: We Are Players in Syria

 

Parents of fallen soldier held by Hamas make appeal at UN

 

Israeli forces shoot Palestinian in chest with rubber bullet during Kafr Qaddum protest

 

Terror attacks against Israelis drop following harsh July

 

Israeli settlers uproot dozens of olive trees, perform prayers in West Bank (Judea and Samaria)

 

Police locate Palestinian allegedly assaulted by Breaking the Silence spokesman

 

Israeli forces deliver demolition notices for homes in Qalqiliya-area village

 

How the submarine probe can cause irreparable damage to Israel's defense industry

 

Settlers attack Arab bus driver, transit company ceases activities            

                

Netanyahu remains standing as everything around him appears to crumble

 

Analyzing the airstrike in Syria

 

Suspect in sub probe admits to funneling cash to

 

Israel Believed To Be Behind Strike That Destroyed Syrian WMD Facility

 

Israel just showed what a ‘red line’ is really supposed to mean

 

 

JAPAN

 

Does Japan really want nuclear weapons?

 

LIBERALISM

 

Liberal Petition Asks to Rename Hurricane Irma After Ivanka Trump

 

MEDIA 

 

Report: Christie in job talks with CNN, MSNBC  (Governor of New Jersey Chris Christie (R)

 

Fox News Bankrolls Major LGBTQ Convention

 

Yet Another Anonymously Sourced Trump-Russia Story Falls Apart

 

Clinton Slams Matt Lauer For Asking Her Questions About Email Scandal: 'I Was Ticked Off'

 

Playboy White House Reporter to Join CNN Team of Contributors

 

Network Evening Newscasts Ignore First Day of Menendez Trial (US Senator of New Jersey Robert Menendez (D)

 

Graydon Carter to End 25-Year Run as Vanity Fair’s Editor

           

MEXICO

 

At least 58 killed as Mexico hit by strongest earthquake in decades

 

Mexico's strongest earthquake in a century leaves dozens dead

 

Earthquake hits off the coast of southern Mexico

 

Mexico struck by earthquake of magnitude 8, tsunami possible: USGS

 

MIDDLE EAST

 

Qatar Hires Orthodox PR Firm to Reach US Jews

 

MILITARY

 

U.S. to Remain Dependent on Russian Rocket Engines for Years Despite Billions Poured Into Domestic Alternatives

 

U.S. to Deploy 3,500 Troops to Afghanistan, Totaling 14,000+                    

 

US warplanes takes out ISIS members running to stranded convoy

 

Trump says U.S. military killing ISIS militants at record pace

 

Navy: budget, stress on fleet don't excuse crashes

 

All hands on deck as five Navy ships prepare Irma response

 

Study of marijuana’s effects on PTSD struggles to recruit vets

 

Congressional members look for answers to Navy crashes

 

Two A-10s crash in Nevada, pilots eject safely

 

More than a dozen Fort Hood soldiers arrested in Texas prostitution sting

 

Gold Star Families help launch national tour of photo display honoring post-9/11 fallen

 

 

MYANMAR

 

Myanmar violence may have killed more than 1,000: UN rapporteur

 

Myanmar: Aung San Suu Kyi says “fake news helping terrorists”

 

Former Diplomat: 'I Don't Accept the Narrative' on Rohingya Muslims

 

NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION (NSF)

 

Feds Spend $138,000 Asking Four-Year-Olds About Their ‘Internal Sense of Gender Identity’

 

NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISER

 

Administration sources: Creepy tweet was coded message to McMaster about leakers  (White House National Security Adviser HR McMaster)

 

PAKISTAN

 

Christian teenager beaten to death by classmates in Pakistan

 

'Pak not given full credit for fighting terror'

 

Pakistan to determine new but correct direction: Khawaja Asif

 

PHILIPPINES

 

Marawi as the beginning not end (While Philippine military officials claim the battle for the Islamic State-besieged city is nearly closed, the contest for hearts and minds of those affected by the fighting has only begun.)

 

PRISONS

 

Wife of Trump Organization ethics lawyer is arrested for 'having sex with a 23-year-old inmate in the backseat of her car outside a Virginia prison'

 

RACISM

 

Conrad Black: Racism is dying, yet hateful people are still frequently accusing non-racists of it

 

RADIO

 

Rush Limbaugh Evacuates Studio Ahead of Hurricane Irma

 

RUSSIA

 

Russia is preparing for huge war with west, warns Ukrainian President

 

Putin: Tillerson Has ‘Fallen in With Bad Company’ Since Russia Gave Him Friendship Medal  (Russian President Vladimir V Putin\US Secretary of State Rex W Tillerson)

 

Terrorists in Syria must be obliterated, none should be allowed to escape — Lavrov  (Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov)

 

Russia Reacts To U.S. Authorities' Seizure Of Russian Diplomatic Facilities – Putin: 'It Is Difficult To Talk To People [Americans] Who Confuse Austria And Australia'

 

PM Medvedev wants Russia to achieve GDP growth higher than that of global economy

 

Russian airstrike kills around 40 ISIL militants in Syria, including one ‘linked to’ 2015 Paris attacks

 

Putin: Russia to move away from foreign software for sake of security

 

Russian jets scrambled 9 times in past week to intercept foreign aircraft

 

FBI may be preparing provocation against Russia in San Francisco consulate — diplomat

 

Russia’s ambassador to US hopes US really stops policy of countermeasures

 

 

SENATE

 

Bernie backers' attacks on Dems infuriate the party (US Senator of Vermont Bernard Sanders (I-Socialist)

 

Rubio in Miami: Irma could 'overwhelm the system'   (US Senator of Florida Marco Rubio (R)

 

Exclusive – Kobach: Out-of-State Voters Apparently Changed Outcome of U.S Sen Race

 

With Obamacare Failing, Will Senate Republicans Make a Last-Ditch Repeal and Replace Push?

 

Harvard Law Prof: Menendez Being Targeted For Political Beliefs  (US Senator of New Jersey Robert Menendez (D)

 

 Dick Durbin Criticizes Bannon for Misinterpreting Gospel...Catholics Say He Did Too (US Senator of Illinois Richard Durbin (D)

 

Dianne Feinstein and the Anti-Catholic Bigots (US Senator of California Dianne Feinstein (D)

 

When Is A Scandal Not A Scandal? When There's A Democrat Involved  (US Senator of New Jersey Robert Menendez (D)

 

Booker Predicts ‘Some Serious Appeals’ if Menendez Convicted (US Senator of New Jersey Cory Booker (D)/ US Senator of New Jersey Robert Menendez (D)

 

Defense Says Corruption Case Against Menendez, Friend an ‘Attack’ on Hispanics

 

Kid Rock Rips Into Racists, White Supremacists at Detroit Concert  (Potential US Senate candidate and musician Kid Rock told off racists and white supremacists during a strongly-worded rant at his concert Wednesday.)

 

Governors back bipartisan Senate bid to control health costs

 

Kamala Harris: Trump testimony is on the table (US Senator of California Kamala Harris (D)

 

Senate doubles Trump's request for hurricane spending passing $15 BILLION disaster aid package that also raises the debt limit and funds the government for three more months

 

Blumenthal: Trump Jr. testimony had ‘gaping holes’ (US Senator of Connecticut Richard Blumenthal (D)

 

Franken hurls 'hate' label at Trump judicial nominee (US Senator of Minnesota Al Franken (D)

 

SOCIAL MEDIA

 

Americans Are Getting Their News From Social Media More Than Ever

 

SOUTH KOREA 

 

60% back S. Korea's nuclear armament

 

China Lodges Protest Over Full THAAD Deployment

 

THAAD deployment fans controversy, Moon’s ratings drop (President Moon Jae-in)

 

Moon calls THAAD deployment 'inevitable option'

 

South Korea warns North Korea may launch missile this weekend

 

Welfare Spending to Soar in Proportion to GDP

 

Alliance costs weigh on Korean economy

 

SOUTHERN POVERTY LAW CENTER

 

SPLC “discredited, left-wing organization that seeks to silence its opponents with ‘hate group’ label”

 

SPORTS

 

Urban Meyer Rips Whiny Coaches, Reminds Us Why He's Awesome

 

Police Union Complaint About Michael Bennett Had 'No Allegation' to Investigate, NFL Says

 

Soccer Capitalism Outperforms NFL Cronyism

 

NBC Cagey on Plans to Cover Barstool’s 70,000 Roger Goodell Clown Towels

 

Sloane Stephens outlasts Venus Williams in U.S. Open semifinal

 

'I'm not a football expert': NFL commissioner Roger Goodell sidesteps question on whether controversial free agent quarterback Colin Kaepernick should be signed

 

Making Kaepernick: How the QB without a team became the NFL’s most talked-about man

 

Craig Carton’s ‘do-nothing’ charity raised ‘a lot of red flags’

 

Falcons' new home is just the latest of handouts to the NFL

 

MLB Scoreboard

 

NFL Scoreboard

 

STATES

 

 

This US wildfire season is among the worst: Here's why

 

Authorities search for missing plane in West Virginia

 

Why New Yorkers shouldn’t fall for the Constitutional Convention con

 

 

STATE DEPARTMENT

 

Tillerson is working with China and Russia — very, very quietly  (US Secretary of State Rex W Tillerson)

 

 

SYRIA

Syria denies it was behind April gas attack

 

US set to quit Al Tanf. Pro-Iranian force moves in

 

 The Syrian war is ending – Assad has won  (Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad)

 

 

TAIWAN

 

US ships might resupply in Taiwanese waters: report

 

China, Taiwan and the Clarity Act

 

Exports hit four-year high                                   

 

Taiwan could help resolve territorial dispute: UK expert

 

NASA instruments measure Taichung, Kaohsiung pollution

 

 

TECHNOLOGY

 

Apple's new iPhone could face supply shortfalls after launch: WSJ

 

TERRORISM

 

Black American Says Antifa Must Not Be Tolerated

 

 

TRADE

 

Ross calls NAFTA withdrawal 'right thing' to do if 2.0 talks fail

 

Whirlpool's washer battle with Samsung, LG heats up at trade hearing

 

 

TRANSGENDER MOVEMENT

 

Transgender Competing In Miss Montana Pageant Has Trump To Thanks

 

TURKEY

 

Erdogan has done exactly what the failed coup wanted to do in Turkey  (Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan)

 

US requires enhanced screening of cargo from Turkey

 

US indictment against former minister in Iran embargo probe political, step against Turkey: Erdoğan

 

German MPs pay debated Turkey visit under NATO

 

Turkish vessel responds to Greek ship’s emergency call

 

Turkish education ministry issues reprimand, imposes forfeiture of one day’s pay after deadly dorm fire

 

Indonesia, Turkey review joint defense projects

 

Three detained for ‘recruiting militants for ISIL’ in Turkey’s south

 

174 Turkish ISIL militants surrendered in Iraq after liberation of Mosul, Tal Afar

 

Turkey’s Pegasus may add European flights as security concerns ease

 

Turkey’s industrial production soars 14.5 pct in July

 

Turkey’s first female minister Türkan Akyol dies aged 89 

 

 

UNITED KINGDOM (BRITAIN)

 

FTSE 100 falls, drops 0.8% for the week as miners pull back

 

UK: Muslim who murdered British soldier demands $132,000 for being “mentally scarred” in prison

 

British MP slams ‘fake’ PR company lobbying against Qatar opposition event               

 

EU vote over success of UK Brexit strategy set to overshadown major Theresa May speech (British Prime Minister Theresa May)

 

Heavily pregnant British mother in court suspected of being ringleader in £10m fake holiday sickness scam

 

Police investigate sudden death of girl, 9, in Glasgow

 

Commonwealth Games swimmer raped woman who was 'passed around' by a member of Team GB Olympic team, court hears

 

Tories turn up pressure on Theresa May over EU withdrawal bill

 

Repeal Bill: Labour and SNP join forces against ‘power grab’

 

UK territory declares state of emergency

 

May refuses invitation to address European parliament in public

 

Ethnic minority offenders 'face bias'

 

Farmers with sticks attack cyclists during Scottish borders road race

 

Girl's organs donated to record 8 people

 

Former Ukip leader to address far-right rally in Germany

 

'New' grammar school opens to pupils

 

Brexit shows UK residents are finally getting their country back

 

Second aircraft carrier to be named

 

School bars pupils with wrong shade of charcoal trousers

 

Electrical blast shuts Oxford Street

 

Scotland voted the most beautiful country in the world

 

'Racial bias' in the British criminal justice system

 

Student mocks ISIS on Facebook, gets investigated for Islamophobia

 

UNITED NATIONS

 

U.N. report says member states help North Korea evade sanctions

 

VATICAN

 

Pope Francis urges Colombians to push for peace as a million people gather for open air mass 

 

VENEZUELA 

 

Venezuela takes decisive steps to get rid of the US dollar

 

WHITE HOUSE

 

Daily Presidential Tracking Poll

 

Trump rips GOP for Hill failures, after siding with Dems over Ryan and McConnell

 

Jared Kushner Helped Top Democratic Senator Lobby WH For DACA Amnesty

 

Trump on Obamacare Repeal and Replace: It’s a Republican ‘Death Wish!’

 

Kelly’s deputy annoys Trump aides with rigid style

 

Trump speaks to Qatar emir on Gulf unity, terrorism fight — White House

 

Trump gets cozy with Democrats, and Republicans say ‘I told you so’

 

Trump Orders Military to Shoot Down North Korean Missiles

 

Analysis: Trump's deal with opponents is anything but a victory for Democrats

 

Trump says military action against N. Korea "certainly could happen"

 

Trump hails new era of bipartisanship after lawmakers vote for more debt, spending

 

Debt-ceiling reversal is a remarkable political evolution for Trump

 

Republicans alarmed by Trump making deals with Democrats

 

Power shift as Trump opens door to Schumer, Pelosi  (House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-California)/ Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-New York)

 

Trump’s betrayal of the Republican leaders should surprise no one

 

Trump Says He’ll Pursue More Deals With Democrats

 

Trump knocks out an awful Fed chair contender for an awful reason

 

Trump’s TV addiction is leading to big mistakes           

 

 Trump's deal with Democrats sparks Republican worries on tax reform

 

Trump Jr. says he can’t recall White House role in explaining meeting with Russians

 

Trump 'only one' who can accomplish immigration reform

 

Trump’s deal with the Democrats saves us from disaster. But not for long. `

 

Trump's debt deal was better than Paul Ryan's, many Republicans admit

 

 

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