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Wednesday, October 11, 2017






In Today’s Issue: 






Why Does The Left Contradict Itself On Gun Rights Versus Abortion Rights?


I Survived an Abortion and Daily Live With the Reminder That Some People Think It’s OK If I Had Died


Teen Detained After Crossing Border Fights to Have Abortion


Trump Admin Blocks Abortions for Undocumented Teen Girls, Helps Them Find Alternatives Instead


Planned Parenthood and ACLU challenge Missouri abortion waiting period


Planned Parenthood Reopens Missouri Abortion Clinic as Satanists Fight to Topple Pro-Life Laws


LCC students voice disapproval over anti-abortion display on campus (Oregon)


Apple Removes Pro-Life Groups App From the App Store After Abortion Activists Complain


Lawsuit challenging 72-hour abortion waiting period heads to Missouri Supreme Court


Planned Parenthood CEO Cecile Richards: “Why Should Christians be Able to Impose Their Views on Women?”


Study: Abortion Pills Ordered Online Were Safe, But None Came With Instructions


Down Syndrome Abortion Ban Back Before Ohio Lawmakers


Twitter backtracks after blocking 'inflammatory' Marsha Blackburn ad


Twitter Reverses Decision Censoring Congresswoman’s Ad Exposing Planned Parenthood Selling Aborted Baby Parts


The abortion lobby is delighted with Twitter's censorship of Marsha Blackburn


In the Middle of the Abortion Killing Her Baby She Changed Her Mind, Miraculously Her Son Survived


Gay Coffee Shop Owner Blasts Anti-Abortion Activists In Viral Video


Abortion Clinics in Houston, Texas Still Offering Free Abortions a Month After Hurricane Harvey


Ealing abortion clinic protest ban approved (United Kingdom)


“Weakest Link” Host Anne Robinson Regrets Her Abortion: “I’m Ashamed of What I’ve Done”


In Latin America, is there a link between abortion rights and democracy?


200 Million Girls Worldwide Have Been Victims of Sex-Selection Abortions 




Why America Can't Win Its Revenge War in Afghanistan





Mob cheers on rape, killing of woman who served ‘forbidden fish’  (A woman was raped, whipped and beheaded before a cheering mob in the Democratic Republic of Congo – as punishment for dishing up “forbidden fish” to a group of rebels who then drank her blood.)


Nigeria teachers fail exam set for pupils


Curfew in Malawi over ‘vampire' killings





Delta refuses to pay tariffs on Bombardier CSeries jets


Flight Attendant: Southwest, Union Want to Get Away With Religious Discrimination




ACLU sues over Kansas anti-BDS law





US Jewish leaders say UNESCO’s Qatari frontrunner promoted anti-Semitism


Swastika and ‘Kikes’ spray painted at UK synagogue


KKK drops anti-Semitic fliers in Florida neighborhoods in recruitment bid




Why Trump must engage Azerbaijan




Banks propel ASX towards two-month high


The Australian dollar is ambling along without really going anywhere


Hacker codenamed 'Alf' stole data about major Defence projects


Australia refugees offered detention move


Australia: Muslim tells intel services, “It’s either you will become a Muslim or you will die by the sword”





Kosovo holds its first ever official LGBT Pride parade





In historic change, Boy Scouts to let girls in some programs




TSX rises slightly as Wall Street sets records


Candice Was Pressured to Kill Herself in an Assisted Suicide Because She Has Cerebral Palsy


Homosexual Premier: Pro-life work should not count for school volunteer hours


On NAFTA, Trudeau says he is braced for Trump's habit of making decisions that 'surprise people' (Canadian Prime Minister Prime Minister Justin Trudeau)


If NAFTA gets terminated, ‘that’ll be fine,’ Trump tells Trudeau in Oval Office meeting


Trump Calls Trudeau ‘a Great Friend’ With Nafta Tensions Running High


Holocaust denial in Canada


Liberals backpedal CRA employee discount tax guide change


Trump wants tighter security on northern border after Edmonton jihadi evaded deportation by fleeing to Canada


Canada: 21-year-old Muslim man savagely beats 75-year-old woman in “random” assault, “most severe beating I’ve seen”




Puerto Rico death toll rises to 45, governor says


Puerto Rico Hospital Crisis Is Costing Lives, Doctors Say


Trump’s Puerto Rico video tells positive story, leaves misery on cutting-room floor





Stephen Colbert and Jon Stewart typecast themselves when they tried (and failed) to burn Trump




China could shatter petrodollar by compelling Saudi Arabia to trade oil in yuan


Chinese Airline Transports Human Organs on a Large Scale, Raising Questions About Organ Harvesting




Trump Turns Tables on North Korea


Your Apocalyptic Fantasies Aren’t Helping the North Korea Crisis


Experts: North Korea Targeted U.S. Electric Power Companies


US Navy crew monitoring North Korea says ship is a ‘floating prison’


US flies bombers over Korea as tensions remain high


Jimmy Carter 'offers to hold peace talks with North Korea'




The Congressional Black Caucus Prayer Breakfast: The Great Black Deception


Conservatives Eye Obamacare Repeal in 2018


Call Bannon’s bluff: The only way he’ll beat GOP incumbents is if they fold


Bannon launching decades-long 'war' on GOP establishment


Nearly Every Democrat in Congress Voted for Bill Directing Trump to Label IRGC a Terrorist Group




Forget About Antitrust: Wal-Mart Is Punching Back At Amazon




Hotel worker warned of shooter before Las Vegas massacre


Las Vegas shooter fired 'incendiary' rounds at fuel tank


Questions linger as timeline shifts in Vegas shooting


Gunman believed to have used hotel freight elevator


Accused teen rapist wanted to do victim's yardwork


Watch: Women allegedly play with sex toy in front of kids


Couple finds hidden camera disguised as smoke detector in Florida Airbnb   


13-year-old Colo. students arrested in school "kill list" plot


Black man attacked by white supremacists in Charlottesville faces felony charge, sparking outrage


Indiana couple accused of locking daughter in cage without food, water


Officers disciplined in Freddie Gray case


Pharmacist reportedly drugged woman on date, charged by police


Texas Tech officer shot dead was a married father of 2


Texas man, 64, reportedly traveled to Florida to have sex with 9-year-old girl


Utah cop who dragged screaming nurse fired from police department


Man, 26, 'runs over and kills his girlfriend in front of her two children' outside a Phoenix strip club




Russian Hackers Sought U.S. Secrets. Israel Caught Them.





What The Smartest CFOs Are Doing About Cybersecurity




New Study Finds Democrats Moving Left, Driving Growing Partisan Gap


Democratic Mega-Donor Demands Democrats Pledge to Impeach Trump


Obama speaks out on Harvey Weinstein allegations


Wendy Davis Tracking ‘Electoral Climate in Texas’ With Eye on Future Run




T-Mobile, Sprint deal likely opposed by Justice Dept staff: sources


Deputy AG Calls for Court-Approved Access to Encrypted Devices   (Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein)


Robert Mueller can’t save us  (Justice Department special counsel former FBI Director Robert Mueller)




Wall Street ticks higher to record close; eyes on earnings, Fed


U.S. stock benchmarks book record trifecta as Fed minutes strike cautious tone


Dollar Falls, Stocks Hit Record as Fed Seen Dovish: Markets Wrap


Asian shares gain as Wall Street hits record, Catalan fears ease


Risk Appetite Returns as Spain Tensions Ease: Markets Wrap


Dollar weakens against rivals after Fed minutes


Gold settles lower, then recovers some lost ground after Fed minutes


Treasurys see muted trade after Fed minutes point to rate hikes amid low inflation




New College Student Survey: Yes, Speech Can Be Violence


Nearly Half of American College Students Believe Hate Speech Should Not Be Protected


Controversial Professor Placed on Leave  (Drexel says it acted out of concern for safety of George Ciccariello-Maher, whose tweets anger many. But he and others say academic freedom is at risk because of university’s action.)


Drexel professor booted after blaming Vegas massacre on ‘Trumpism’ threatens legal action 


Classroom, Interrupted (Students storm a professor’s class at Columbia to protest the university’s handling of rape cases. It’s unclear if the students involved will face consequences.)


Notre Dame student fears losing birth control coverage


Campus Carry in Spotlight After Police Officer's Death


University of Hawaii sends email to students and staff with the subject line: 'In the event of a nuclear attack'


Lukewarm Embrace of Free Speech


Middle East Studies Profs Gone Bad


ResearchGate Backs Down  (The scholarly social media platform ResearchGate has reportedly started to take down large numbers of research papers shared in breach of copyright.)




Oil prices fall as sources say API data show a weekly climb in U.S. crude supply


Energy Prices





Medical group: EPA's move "puts American lives at greater risk"




Spanish stocks rally to the close as worries over Catalan independence ease


Belgium moves to expel “extremist” imam of Saudi-funded Brussels Grand Mosque


Meet the First Millennial to Run a Western Country (Nobody knows if 31-year-old Sebastian Kurz is an establishment conservative or a far-right populist — and that’s why he’ll soon be running Austria.)


Ireland Issues Postage Stamp Commemorating Brutal Communist Che Guevara




Public should be asking FBI Las Vegas Division Director Aaron Rouse WHAT HAPPENED?




The real problem with Trump’s foreign policy plans? He may not have any.




Macron takes on eurosceptics in row over EU flag (French President Emmanuel Macron)


Novel on Nazi doctor Mengele in running for top French book prize




Germany at huge risk of missing 2020 climate targets, government figures show





Mr. Trump Nails Shut the Coffin on Climate Relief




Dems Want To 'Save' ObamaCare By Closing All The Exits


'Handmaid' hysteria over birth control


Trump announces Hargan as new acting HHS secretary 




The Hollywood Conspiracy of Silence


Ben Affleck Apologizes for Groping Actress on ‘TRL’ in 2003


Whoopi Goldberg Claims Hollywood Doesn’t Blacklist Conservatives


Harvey Weinstein heading to rehab in US and Europe


Matt Damon reacts to claims he helped quash 2004 Weinstein exposé


Terry Crews details alleged sexual assault by ‘high level’ Hollywood exec


Weinstein’s sexual harassment scandal tarnishes Hollywood, Democratic Party


Weinstein accused of raping 3 women in New Yorker exposé


Weinstein's wife announces she's leaving the Hollywood mogul amid allegations


'You lie': Rose McGowan tells Ben Affleck to 'f*** off' and says he KNEW about Weinstein's sexual harassment claims in 1997 when they dated - as actor finally denounces his Good Will Hunting producer


Weinstein Resigns From Board of New York's Robin Hood Foundation


His wife knew: Heather Graham says Harvey Weinstein's first wife was aware he slept with other women and details how the producer once alluded to an exchange of sex for a role


'You have done terrible things to a number of women': Jeffrey Katzenberg shares his pointed response to friend of 30 years Harvey Weinstein after he wrote desperate letter begging not to be fired


Model who wore police wire 'caught Weinstein admitting how he groped her breasts and tried to put hand up her skirt' as he desperately tried to lure her into his hotel room




With Trump set to decertify Iran deal, experts tell Congress to stick to accord


'Massive' data transfers from Wasserman Schultz aide a big security problem: rep (US Representative of Florida Debbie Wasserman Schultz(D)


Bipartisan lawmakers unveil bill to ban gun bump stocks


Hoyer: Dems want citizenship in DACA deal  (House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer (D-Maryland)


Pelosi: Allegations against Harvey Weinstein are 'despicable'  (House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-California)





How Red Tape Ties Up Hurricane Recovery




India Supreme Court rules sex with child bride is rape




Trump Admin Will Not Commit to Designating IRGC as Terror Group


Iran on Pathway to Fully Restart Nuclear Weapons Program


Trump Is Inching Toward War With Iran’s Revolutionary Guards


Exclusive: New report shows Iran's nuclear program is far from halted




Iraq court orders arrest of Kurd independence vote organizers





Snapshots From A Muslim Photographer: Islam Rejects Racism? (Part 2)


Imam tells Christians how demons came to take his life





Israeli-“Palestinian” Arab Conflict Briefing     (Wednesday, October 11, 2017)


TV report: Islamic State chiefs gather near Israel border, set up training camp


Hamas, Fatah optimistic after first day of reconciliation talks in Cairo


Dozens of Palestinians visit settlement mayor’s sukkah in reconciliation event


Netanyahu: Did We Say 3,800 New Housing Units in Territories? We Meant 600 (Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu)


IDF general warns Hamas: Stop using lasers to ‘blind’ troops (Israel Defense Forces)


Israeli police detain 4 Palestinians over graffiti, posters praising slain Palestinian


In Austria, rise of pro-Israel, far-right faction forces Israel into corner


'Hamas is unable to control its operatives'


Rejecting Israeli charges, Lebanese Army asserts it’s independent from Hezbollah


Clashes erupt as Israeli forces escort hundreds of settlers to pray at Joseph's Tomb


Education Ministry tweaks racism dispute out of civics matriculation exam


Israel to close Gaza commercial crossing for Israeli holidays


24 rifle grenades, thousands of bullets stolen from IDF bunker


US Ambassador Discovers in Sderot Yeshiva, City, Defying Terror with Growth


Brazilian restaurant sorry for signs accusing Israel of genocide, urging boycott


The Middle East quagmire: Israel’s strategy on Iran, Syria & UNDOF


As if the Yom Kippur War never happened


Israel braces for results as the vote for UNESCO head continues


Israeli artillery shells becoming precision guided weapons 




Steel Maker’s Falsified Data Is Another Blow to Japan




Hit Hezbollah in the Wallet


‘All Lebanon is against them’: A case of murder sours a country on its refugees




Bring Down Leftist Foundations Like the Mafia




Murdered N.Korean Kim Jong Nam had $100,000 in backpack, police witness says




New York Times' Destroy-Trump Agenda Exposed


NBC Refused to Report Weinstein Story


Busted! N.Y. Times staffer admits slanting Trump news


Media conflate data on mass shootings to inflate number, blame white men


Revealed: Sean Hannity was fired from college radio show for claiming AIDS was a 'gay disease' transmitted by tears or saliva - and that anyone thinking homosexuality was normal had been 'brainwashed'




3,200-year-old stone tells of invasion of mysterious sea people




Nafta: Mexico warns that abandoning deal could end broader cooperation with US


Mexico Man convicted of killing 11 young women gets 430-year sentence




Saudi Arabia claims to have fired “thousands” of “extremist” imams


Dispelling ignorance, the enemy of peace  (In the Kingdom of Bahrain, for centuries we have grown up with neighbors of all faiths, all cultures and all ethnicities, so we are happy and comfortable living in a multicultural, multifaith society, and we recognize this diversity as a natural and normal way of life for us in Bahrain.)





Mattis Says NBC Report On Trump Is 'Absolutely False'   (Secretary of Defense James Mattis)


New long range drones expected in 2018


Navy relieves two officers of their duties over USS John McCain’s ‘preventable’ collision in August, which killed 10 sailors


U.S. Warship Sails Near Islands Beijing Claims in South China Sea


Army rolls out new field manual focused on fighting near-peer adversaries


2 soldiers remain in hospital after fatal wreck at Fort Jackson


Report: Mattis encourages military to talk to media more   (Secretary of Defense James Mattis)


National Guard bringing fuel to California firefighters





EU to cut ties with Myanmar military over Rohingya crisis




Astronauts Breeze Through Spacewalk at the International Space Station


US Spacewalkers Install 'New Eyes' At Space Station




H.R. McMaster: Speaking to media about national security deliberations is 'treasonous'  (White House National Security Adviser HR McMaster)




Blaming Pakistan for Afghan failures is offensive to our people, Iqbal tells US audience




 Russia to donate Kalashnikovs, trucks and munitions to Philippines





Breitbart Endorses Sodomite Porn Director Who Makes Movies With Men Drinking Urine And Eating Feces Because He Is ‘Against The Muslims’




Exclusive: Despite sanctions, Russian organizations acquire Microsoft software


Russian Expert Bordachev: Over The Two Years Of The Syrian Campaign, Russia Gained Power And Prestige


Putin's puppy love with a pretty pooch (Russian President Vladimir V Putin)


Pinterest acknowledges Russia-linked political posts appeared on the site





Gun Control: Another Progressive Power Grab


Fmr. Obama Senior Adviser Calls for Gun Confiscation ‘Similar to the One Australia Instituted’




Conservative Leaders Call for Entire GOP Senate Leadership to Step Down


McConnell Takes Steps to Speed Up Confirmation of Trump’s Judicial Nominees (Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Kentucky)


High-Ranking Dem Sens Gave Campaign Cash to Menendez After Indictment  (US Senator of New Jersey Robert Menendez (D)


Senate Republicans Lay Out New Federal Sentencing Agendas


Sen. Gillibrand to Keynote Social Justice Conference Featuring Supporters of Israel Boycott  (US Senator of New York Kirsten Gillibrand (D)


Is U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein too old to run again? It's up to voters to decide (US Senator of California Dianne Feinstein (D)


With Repeal And Replace On Hold, A New Path Forward For Health Reform  


Trump sends signal with Corker attack  (US Senator of Tennessee Bob Corker (R)


Why hasn’t Kamala Harris signed on to anti-sex trafficking legislation in the Senate?  (US Senator of California Kamala Harris (D)


GOP incumbents targeted for defeat by fresh GOP faces


Bannon putting Senate majority at risk in 2018, Republicans warn





Official In Organization Of Islamic Cooperation: The Muslims Must Learn From Singapore's Economic Achievements – And From Its Appointment Of A Muslim Woman As President





Korea-China Currency Swap Talks Drag on Amid THAAD Row


US bombers conduct drill as Trump discusses NK options


North Korean defectors will get radiation checks


Seoul's Envoy to China Says THAAD Dispute Must Be Resolved


NK's evolving hacking capability poses threat to S. Korea


Seoul, Washington to hold strategic dialogue next week


Korea moves to ease bioethics law to boost gene therapy R&D


South Korea vows to keep washers excluded from US safeguards


Lawmaker says favors given to Lockheed in F-35 deal




House-sized asteroid will pass near to Earth this week




Catalonia’s Leader Suspends Secession; Asks Spain for Talks




NFL Defensive Lineman: ‘It’s Gonna Be an Uproar’ if Players Are Forced to Stand for Anthem


ESPN Employees Gave Clinton 270 Times More Money Than Trump During 2016 Campaign


Labor Union Files Complaint Against Cowboys Owner Jerry Jones Over Benching Threat


ESPN Is Terrified of Jemele Hill’s Honesty on Racism


In a stunner, U.S. men’s soccer team falls to last-place Trinidad and Tobago and will miss 2018 World Cup


After Show of Unity, N.F.L. Owners Want an End to Protests


MLB Scoreboard


NHL Scoreboard




Death toll rises to 21 as California wildfires swallow more homes


Jerry Brown’s California: Devastation, Plunder, Economic Failure  (Governor of California Jerry Brown (D)


Michigan helped make Donald Trump president. Is it ready to elect the nation's first Muslim governor?


New California Law Allows Prison Time for Workers Who Use Wrong Gender Pronoun


Thousands flee as wildfires ravage California; 15 killed


Wildfires devour area size of a football field every 3 seconds


Ash and smoke cover California cities as wildfires rage on


A Fast-Moving Wall of Flame, and a Charred Swath of Ashes


California’s Wine Country, in Ruins


Blaze Leaves a Santa Rosa Neighborhood ‘Incinerated’




State Department Mum on Timeline of Attacks on Diplomats in Cuba




Supreme Court drops travel ban case


Chief Justice John Roberts picks Merrick Garland for new job




US-led coalition ‘annihilates Syrian people, protects ISIS’ – Syrian FM to RT




Taiwan military still practices “anti-decapitation” drills against China


Qualcomm fined NT$23.4bn by FTC


Taiwan falls behind China, S. Korea in English proficiency


Exports jump as brands build seasonal inventory


US to return overpaid arms money via interest




Council of Economic Advisers Chairman: Tax Cuts Could Increase Median Wage By About $4,000




Bloomberg Fails Again With Soda Tax Repeal in Cook County




Tim Cook tells us about his plans for something as big as the iPhone




Megyn Kelly is destroying NBC’s morning ratings




Rapists and wife-beaters flocked to join the Islamic State




Turkey Sentences Wall Street Journal Reporter to Prison in Absentia


Trump should show Turkish tyrant Erdogan who’s boss  (Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan)


Erdogan is bullying America. Trump should do something.


Trumping freedom in Turkey: Erdogan's abuses intensify, and the U.S. does next to nothing


In the crosshairs: The Americans detained in Turkey


US ambassador to Turkey slams Ankara over staff arrest 





FTSE 100 ends slightly lower, but keeps record high in sight


UK: Policeman fired for Facebook comment about wrapping jihad terrorists in bacon


Could flights between the UK and EU really be grounded after Brexit?


Are the British Preparing to Join NAFTA? 


Theresa May refuses to say whether she would vote leave if Brexit referendum were held again  (British Prime Minister Theresa May)


Eggs finally declared salmonella free


Equifax: Personal details of almost 700,000 Britons hacked in cyber-attack


'Social media abuse tax' proposed


Duchess of Cambridge braves morning sickness as she shows off baby bump in first appearance since August 


May urges Trump to keep Iran nuclear deal


Former polytechnics should lose university status, says Adonis


Farm incomes 'may halve' after Brexit


Brexit is not a game, EU chief negotiator warns Britain


Boys, 14, charged with stabbing murder


High-calorie puddings dominate children's menus at food chains


Nuclear clean-up 'failures' cost £122m


HIV hairdresser 'boasted of condom rip'


Mental health orders at 15-year high





Well-known opponent of U.N. now has U.N.-related job





Detroit firefighter fired for bringing watermelon to station




Daily Presidential Tracking Poll


Trump Suggests Challenging Broadcast TV Licenses Over 'Fake News'


Trump's Tax Plan Is Goading Wal-Mart, Comcast to Buy Back Bonds


Tom Hanks Says Trump ‘Not the First Time We’ve Had a Knot-Headed President of the United States’


Melania Trump tours West Virginia infant drug rehab center


Why tax cuts will be a tough sell


For Trump, the Reality Show Has Never Ended


Trump was just kidding about comparing IQ tests with Tillerson, White House says


Trump will try to sell tax plan in Pennsylvania, but political base begins to fray


Trump scores a win in the culture war — NFL seeks to ensure players stand for national anthem


Trump Says He’ll Adjust His Tax Plan in the Next Few Weeks


In criticizing Trump, Corker channels his silent colleagues


Eminem unloads on Trump in new rap


Kansas Tried a Tax Plan Similar to Trump’s. It Failed.


Trump blasts media reports predicting Kelly's ouster


Trump threatens to kill tax breaks for NFL stadiums; Goodell tells teams to stand for anthem


White House seeks $4.9 billion loan to ease cash crisis in Puerto Rico


Condoleezza Rice to Trump: 'Unpredictable is OK,' but 'watch your rhetoric'


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