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Monday, September 25, 2017

 

CELEBRATING 241 YEARS OF LIBERTY AND FREEDOM  

 

 

 

In Today’s Issue: 

 

ABORTION

 

Judge Strikes Down Indiana Ban on Abortions of Babies With Down Syndrome

 

Ohio Bill Would Make It Illegal to Abort Babies Because They Have Down Syndrome

 

“Catholics for Choice” Launches Campaign to Force Americans to Fund Abortions

 

In Maine, abortions could become more dangerous for women

 

Perez Hilton Says Kylie Jenner Should Kill Her Baby in an Abortion

 

Abortion on Down syndrome fetus to be banned under Ohio bills

 

Watch: Abortion Activists Shout Down Woman Sharing How She Regrets Her Abortion

 

Planned Parenthood Wants Maine to Allow Nurse Practitioners, Midwives to Perform Abortions

 

Ohio Poised to Become the 3rd State to Ban Abortions on Babies With Down Syndrome

 

Hawaii law forces pro-life pregnancy help centers to promote abortion

 

Satanists invade Missouri, fighting in courts for abortion

 

Illinois’ Governor May Sign Bill to Make Taxpayers Fund Abortions Through All 9 Months of Pregnancy

 

Now that Kylie Jenner is pregnant, will Hollywood make up its mind on abortion?

 

Pro-Life Student Leader: “Planned Parenthood Doesn’t Speak for This Generation. This Generation is Pro-Life”

 

Federal judge blocks Indiana's new abortion law

 

Sidewalk Counselors Save 8 of 11 Babies From Abortion in One Afternoon at Planned Parenthood

 

Indiana abortion rate continues to decline

 

Graham-Cassidy Continues Efforts To Bar Private Insurance Coverage of Abortion

 

Woman Dies After Husband Pressures Her to Abort Four Girl Babies Hoping for a Son (Communist China)

 

UK doctors defy members, vote to support abortion on demand

 

AFGHANISTAN

 

Bazar: India, Afghanistan Prepare for Major Trade Show

 

No country can dictate our foreign policy: Afghanistan's envoy

 

Car bomber hits NATO convoy in Afghanistan, civilians wounded

 

 

AFRICA

 

Sudan vows to normalize ties with US as travel ban lifted

 

Fulani Fugitive from Islam in Nigeria Endures Persecution as a ‘Lifestyle’

 

ANTI-SEMITISM

 

Valerie Plame Wilson Resigns From Ploughshares Fund After Sharing Anti-Semitic Article

 

ASIA

 

Bangladesh holds the key to Rohingya insurgency

 

'The scale is just vast': Authorities, aid workers in Bangladesh overwhelmed by Rohingya refugees

 

AUSTRALIA

 

ASX fails to fire as bank strength fades

 

The Australian dollar is weaker, weighed down by political uncertainty

 

The big worry for the ASX

 

Whale exhumed from Australian beach after backlash

 

Australian space agency to employ thousands and tap $420b industry, Government says

 

 

AUTO INDUSTRY

 

Here's how Ford, a 100-year-old car company, is paving the way for autonomous driving

 

CANADA

 

Rising energy stocks lift TSX, crude hits highest price since April

 

Toronto trust-funder accused of torture killing

 

Canada has a toxic mercury blind spot

 

Chelsea Manning Denied Entry to Canada for ‘Convictions Similar to Treason’

 

Stifling heat sparks concerns in Toronto-area schools without AC

 

Canada will use intelligence gained through torture if it will save lives

 

1,000 planned rental units convert to condos in wake of Ontario rent-control expansion

 

 

CARIBBEAN

 

Cash Is in Short Supply in Storm-Ravaged Puerto Rico

 

'We are U.S. Citizens; We Shouldn't be the Lesser': Puerto Rico Cries Out for More Hurricane Aid

 

In isolated mountains of Puerto Rico, residents are running out of basics

 

Puerto Rico Is American. We Can’t Ignore It Now.

 

COMEDY

 

Mel Brooks joins the legion of comedians threatened by political correctness

 

COMMUNIST CHINA 

 

China Limits Refined Oil Exports to N.Korea

 

China 'must be ready' for war on the Korean peninsula

 

China Is Using the Russia-America Standoff to Win Big in Europe

 

 

COMMUNIST NORTH KOREA

 

North Korean minister says Trump has declared 'war'

 

U.S. Bombers Buzz N.Korean Coast

 

N.Korea Bolsters Military Bases on Frontlines

 

2 More Quakes Rattle N.Korea's Nuke Test Site

 

Top North Korean official warns US bombers will be shot down

 

North Korea's A-Bomb Is Deterring U.S. First Strike, Russia Says

 

North Korean Minister Says Trump the One on Suicide Mission

 

Team Trump is tightening the screws on North Korea

 

CONGRESS

 

Hurricane relief, ‘Chuck and Nancy’ talks help lift Trump’s job approval ratings

 

Massive defense bill awaits funding fight in Congress

 

COURTS

 

Judge Smacks Down CA Attorney General For “Misleading” Ballot Initiative LanguageJudge S

 

 

CRIME IN AMERICA

 

Church shooting spree stopped by usher with gun

 

Tennessee church shooter admits to crime as bizarre Facebook posts surface

 

Boy, 8, died protecting sister, 7, from his mom's child-molester ex, grandma says

 

 

CYBER ATTACK

 

Deloitte hack reportedly hit corporate, government clients

 

Experts Say Medical Care Next Big Cyber Threat

 

DEMOCRATS (MARXISTS)

 

Anthony Weiner sentenced to 21 months in prison in teen sexting case (Former US Representative of New York Anthony Weiner)

 

Biden rips Trump over race in South Carolina return (Former Vice-President Joseph R Biden Jr (D)

 

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

 

DeVos: Victims of for-profit colleges just had to raise hands to get 'free money'  (Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos)

 

DEPARTMENT HOMELAND SECURITY

 

Trump’s New Travel Ban Is Standard Security Policy

 

New Trump Move Restricts or Bans Travel From Eight Countries

 

DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT (HUD)

 

Maxine Waters calls Dr. Ben Carson 'an educated fool?' (Secretary of Housing and Urban Development  Dr Ben Carson)

 

DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

 

Opioid Epidemic on Agenda For Upcoming DOJ Trip to China

 

EARTHQUAKE

 

More quakes shake ‘ring of fire’

 

ECONOMY

 

Stock market ends lower as tech drops, North Korea threatens

 

Wall St. declines on tech selloff, North Korea concern

 

Stocks Drop as Tech Gets Hit, Bonds Rise on Korea: Markets Wrap

 

Gold prices finish at a more than one-week high

 

Euro and kiwi slip on political news, Asia shares track Wall Street

 

Yen, Kiwi Drop as Politics in Focus; Stocks Mixed: Markets Wrap

 

How to Grow the Middle Class  (The economic policies that will actually make it happen.)

 

Tech stocks sell-off deepens fears of shift away from sector

 

U.S. Treasury yields fall after German election results, North Korea

 

1 in 3 families have trouble affording diapers, survey finds

 

Dollar slips against havens on North Korea comments

 

EDUCATION

 

Indiana college student locked in cave for 60 hours feels lucky to be alive

 

The Tuition-Reset Strategy

 

University Bans Study On Transgenders Who Regret Sex Change

 

New Instructions on Title IX

 

Student outwits professor by using huge cheat sheet

 

Students and Free Speech: Was Study Valid?

 

Should Students Be Asked if Professors Are Inclusive?

 

Here's why some school districts are starting sex ed younger

 

The Ideological Hijacking of the University and the Betrayal of its Traditional Mission

 

A college lecturer tweeted, ‘Trump must hang.’ He doesn’t regret it.

 

Calling Out Terrorist Supporters Is A Hate Crime?  (Censorship and persecution at UC Berkeley.)

 

11 arrested as Milo cuts short Berkeley speech costing $800K over antifa concerns

 

The gender gap in tech isn't set in stone

 

Unions Make Excuses for Teachers Skipping School


Prof sounds alarm over same-sex 'studies' on children

 

ELECTIONS

 

Hundreds of Illegal Voters Revealed in Philadelphia

 

ELECTION 2016

 

The Russia hack that wasn’t? Supposed breach of Dallas voter rolls might not have happened

 

De Blasio Disappointed By Clinton in 2016: She Should Have ‘Taken a Stronger Stance’  (Mayor of New York City Bill de Blasio)

 

 

ELECTION 2020

 

Joe Biden’s platform for 2020: Anti-populism (Former Vice-President Joseph R Biden Jr (D)

 

 

ENERGY

 

Oil rallies, lifting Brent crude to a more than 2-year high

 

Energy Prices

 

This Agency Wants to Shield a Select Few Solar Companies. Thankfully, Trump Can Reverse.

 

EUROPEAN UNION

 

Euro weakness after German election just a blip, but headline risk remains

 

German bond yields slip as surprise election highlights threat to eurozone

 

 

FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION (FBI) 

 

Violent crime increased in 2016 for a second consecutive year, FBI says

 

FRANCE

 

Frenchman who was on terror watchlist becomes police officer

 

How France will invest €57 billion to modernize economy

 

Frenchwoman cleared after stabbing neighbour’s dog to death to save her cat

 

GERMANY

 

Germany’s far-right leader quits party after historic win

 

Merkel Chastised as Far-Right Surge Taints Fourth-Term Win  (German Chancellor Angela Merkel)

 

Merkel, Reluctant Leader, ‘Has Gotten the Taste’ for Power

 

'We were all really shocked:' Angela Merkel supporters have awoken to big gains by far right

 

Green party to flex muscles as potential Merkel allies after election

 

Angela Merkel's Bitter Victory

 

‘No surprise’: how Europe reacted to Germany’s ‘election of rage’

 

HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

 

Half of Americans Believe Obamacare Exchanges Are Collapsing

 

Tom Price to halt taxpayer-funded travel on private jets (Health and Human Service Secretary Tom Price)

 

Is Obamacare finally safe?

 

HISTORY

 

The Confederate Statue Controversy Isn’t About Slavery, It’s About Ending America

 

HOLLYWOOD

 

George Clooney blasts Trump for 'Hollywood elite' comment

 

IMMIGRATION

 

In conversation with Oprah, farmer offers immigration advice to Trump

 

Will Trump open U.S. doors to another country's Muslims?

 

INDIA

 

India Responds To Pakistan's Fake Photo At UN With Image of Fallen Braveheart

 

India shows image of martyred Kashmiri Army officer at UN, says Pakistan's 'true face not hidden from anyone'

 

INDONESIA

 

50,000 flee amid volcano eruption, smoke geologists 'never saw before'

 

 

IRAN

 

Breaking nuclear deal could bring hacking onslaught from Iran

 

 

IRAQ

 

Iraqi Kurds vote for independence. Barzani: Our borders lie where our tanks stop

 

War Is Looming as Thousands of Kurds in 4 Countries Take to the Streets to Celebrate Referendum

 

Kurds in Iraq vote in historic referendum for independence 

 

Iraq hangs 42 prisoners on death row

 

ISLAM

 

Why The Anti-Islam Movement Will Fail

 

Why Muslims should not fear science

 

 

ISRAEL

 

Israeli-“Palestinian” Arab Conflict Briefing     (Monday, September 25, 2017)

 

Why state-seeking Palestinians oppose Kurdish independence vote

 

Netanyahu orders ministers to keep mum on Kurdish referendum (Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu)

 

Journalist Affiliated With Iranian IRGC Reviews Iran's Seven Types Of Missiles That Can Target Israel

 

Terrorist convicted in deadly 2015 shooting handed life in prison

 

Fatah: Munich Olympic massacre was “excellent operation”

 

Egyptian-Canadian Writer Said Shoaib: 'Our Conflict With Israel Is Mostly Religious' – Otherwise We'd Be Treating Iran Like We Treat Israel; Only Muslims Take Pride In 'Their Colonialist Crimes'; 'The Reforms In The Jewish Religion Improved It'

 

Jibril Rajoub visited the family of terrorist murderer

 

Israeli state asks Supreme Court to forcibly transfer Khan al-Ahmar community

 

Palestinian Reconciliation Moves One Step Closer

 

Palestinian Authority reportedly to hold next week’s cabinet meeting in Gaza

 

Palestinian Interpol bid heads to vote as Israeli lobbying falls short

 

Israel Working to Keep Palestinians Out of Interpol

 

Hundreds rally for recognition of alleged Yemenite children kidnappings

 

Report: Illegal Arab Neighborhood in Construction Above Jerusalem Railroad Tunnel

 

Silent on AfD, Netanyahu hints Merkel win bodes well for own fifth term

 

PLO to request ICC investigation of Israeli settlement activity

 

Government fails to provide strategic direction for IDF, Knesset panel charges

 

Zionist Union, Yesh Atid leaders skip Judea and Samaria jubilee

 

Afterlife snack: Jar of toads popped open in 4,000-year-old Canaanite tomb dig

 

In Syria: How Israel Overtly—And Covertly—Protects Its ‘Red Lines’

 

Israeli army erects guard post in PA-controlled area to protect com

 

Peace Now against Gush Etzion celebrations

 

IDF Grounds Entire Skylark Drone Force following Hebron, Bethlehem Crashes (Israel Defense Forces)

 

Knesset panel: Gov’t hindering IDF preparedness

 

MK Glick explains participation in 'Women Wage Peace' march

 

Mexican public pines for IDF rescuers

 

Trump Envoy Jason Greenblatt Returning to Israel, Family to Arrive for Sukkot

 

Current Lord Balfour: Everyone knew Jews needed a home   

 

Will Court rule that penalizing parents for children’s rock-throwing is legal?

 

JAPAN

 

Japan’s Abe calls snap election amid worries over North Korea (Japanese Prime Minister  Shinzo Abe)

 

 

LEBANON

 

‘Lebanon Equals Hizbullah, Hizbullah Equals Lebanon’

 

MEDIA 

 

Media reaction to NFL 'downrising'

 

MEXICO

 

Nearly a week on, hopes fade in Mexico City quake rescue operations

 

MIDDLE EAST

 

Saudi Ministry to discuss gender equality, women’s participation in civil services

 

 

MILITARY

 

James Mattis' Reason For Not Caring About The NFL Is Too Damn Awesome  (Secretary of Defense James Mattis)

 

The Marines have their first female infantry officer

 

Military conducting multiple operations to help Hurricane Maria-struck Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands

 

Safety issues linger at military housing in Japan, IG report says

 

MYANMAR

 

Myanmar: Mass graves found as Rohingya Muslims massacre Hindus, burn their homes, kidnap women for marriage

  

PAKISTAN

 

India is mother of terrorism in South Asia: Maleeha Lodhi

 

Pakistan flashes fake image of 'pellet gun victim' to malign India at the UN General Assembly

 

Pak Army will continue to defend motherland at all costs: COAS

 

RUSSIA

 

Russian cannibal family ate 30, police say

 

'Populist' Surge in German Elections — Russia Reacts

 

Russian general killed fighting ISIL in Syria

 

UN accuses Russia of violating human rights in Crimea

 

Death of Russian general in Syria is result of US hypocrisy – Moscow  

 

Supplies of S-400 systems to Turkey may begin within two years

 

 

SECRET SERVICE

 

Secret Service arrests person with firearms near White House

 

SENATE

 

Exclusive — Sarah Palin: We Can Win War Against Political Class with ‘Happy Warriors’ Like Judge Roy Moore

 

Senior Senate Republican Calls ACA Repeal Vote ‘Impossible’

 

New GOP health-care bill in jeopardy as Sen. Rand Paul expresses opposition

 

Graham-Cassidy Bill Revised to Give More Funding to Home States of McCain, Paul, Murkowski

 

The new version of Cassidy-Graham may be crueler and more cynical than the last

 

Strange in trouble in Alabama, White House and GOP fear

 

Cruz opposes latest Obamacare repeal attempt (US Senator of Texas Ted Cruz (R)

 

McCain calls brain cancer prognosis ‘very poor’  (US Senator of Arizona John McCain (R)

 

Clashing polls muddy Alabama Senate race

 

California would take biggest hit under Senate Republicans' latest Obamacare repeal plan

 

Mitch McConnell Admits the Koch Brothers Run the Republican Party  (Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Kentucky)

 

SOCIAL MEDIA

 

Obama tried to give Zuckerberg a wake-up call over fake news on Facebook

 

SOUTH KOREA 

 

More People Die of Alzheimer's

 

France 'Could Skip Olympics If N.Korean Threat Continues'

 

Moon Says Only Dialogue Can Resolve N.Korean Nuclear Standoff (President Moon Jae-in)

 

‘Seoul not as vulnerable as it seems’

 

SPAIN

 

Is Spain Going to Explode Over Catalonian Secession?

 

SPORTS

 

Steeler Who Stood for Anthem Now Has Best-Selling NFL Jersey

 

Who Needs Rules? NFL Players Arrested Every 7 Days On Average

 

LeBron James defends NFL protests: 'It's not about the disrespect of our flag'

 

Here's Exactly How Many NFL Players Protested The Anthem Sunday -- How Many From Your Team?

 

Tom Brady speaks out against Trump's 'divisive' comments

 

Sports Pundits Criticize Steelers' Villanueva For Being The Only Team Member To Stand For The Anthem

 

Rutgers Escapes Relatively Unscathed

 

5 Problems With The NFL’s National Anthem Protest

 

Ex-Patriots star ‘ashamed’ of team after wave of anthem protests

 

Boycott the NFL

 

NFL Writes Trump into the Progressive Left Narrative

 

NFL star says protests sow division, despair

 

Ex-Army Ranger takes heat from coach after standing solo for anthem

 

The NFL beat Trump. Soundly.

 

NFL and NBA to Trump: You’re a bum

 

Watch basketball coach teach athletes incredible lesson on respect

 

MLB Scoreboard

 

NFL Scoreboard

 

STATES

 

Obama, Holder Group Push $500,000 Into Virginia Governor Race

 

Virginia leads states in return to paper ballots

 

 

STATE DEPARTMENT

 

Critics: State Department Delaying Aid Congress Provided to Yazidis, Christians in Iraq

 

SUPREME COURT 

 

Supreme Court removes travel ban arguments from October calendar

 

Smithsonian gives Clarence Thomas a spot in African-American history museum

 

Will the Supreme Court strike down extreme partisan gerrymandering?

 

SYRIA

 

Syria rejects Iraqi Kurdish independence referendum-state media

 

US-backed forces say Russia attacked them in eastern Syria

 

Syrian War Drags On, but Assad’s Future Looks Secure  (Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad)

 

 

TAIWAN

 

Pro-independence, mainland China supporters clash at Taiwan concert

 

Exercise Starlight, Singapore’s military programme with Taiwan, is ending soon, claims China’s Global Times

 

 

Second imported dengue death

 

Videos surface of pro-China suspect beating Taiwanese students

 

 

TURKEY

 

Turkey's top media watchdog removes broadcaster Rudaw based in northern Iraq from satellite

 

Erdoğan, Putin speak on phone, stress 'territorial integrity of Iraq, Syria'  (Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan/Russian President Vladimir V Putin)

 

Turkey to act if Iraqi Kurdish referendum poses security risk

 

PKK strikes Syrian migrants in Turkey’s southeast, one killed

 

Turkish FM criticizes Russian airstrikes on Idlib

 

Turkey targets 5.5 percent growth rate until 2020: PM

 

UNITED KINGDOM (BRITAIN)

 

FTSE 100 under pressure as banks fall, pound rises against the euro

 

London's Muslim Mayor: Trump Is 'Like ISIS'

 

Judge lets Oxford student off easy for stabbing boyfriend

 

55% of Brits support racial profiling of Muslims: Arab News/YouGov poll

 

London mayor says 7 attacks thwarted since March

 

Reeling from its London license loss, Uber rallies customers

 

UK hotel won’t rent rooms to Pakistan International Airlines crew: was “pestering” female guests

 

Survey points to rising Islamophobia, anti-immigrant sentiment in Britain

 

VATICAN

 

Vatican denies blocking webpage for ‘filial correction’ of Pope Francis

 

VENEZUELA

 

‘Political terrorism’: Venezuela slams US travel ban as new act of aggression

 
WHITE HOUSE

 

Daily Presidential Tracking Poll

 

Trump pessimistic on ObamaCare repeal: ‘That’s the end of that’

 

Trump slams NFL, praises NASCAR: 'They won't put up with disrespecting our Country'

 

The president’s NFL assault was practically a demand for more kneeling

 

Kushner used private email to conduct White House business

 

Trump lifts Obama-era limits on drone strikes in War on Terror

 

Trump Says He Wants 15% Corporate Tax Rate Despite Plan for 20%

 

Dems launch $15M campaign for lawyers to take on Trump

 

Trump, rallying in Alabama, wades into a broad intraparty battle

 

Trump aides begin looking for the exits

 

Playbook: Trump continues blitz against NFL

 

A Righteous Presidential Pardon for Sholom Rubashkin

 

Trump Slaps Travel Restrictions on North Korea, Venezuela in Sweeping New Ban

 

Trump’s call for boycott of NFL reignites furor over players’ national anthem protests

 

Report: Ivanka Trump also used private email account

 

 

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