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Saturday, October 14, 2017

 

CELEBRATING 241 YEARS OF LIBERTY AND FREEDOM  

 

 

In Today’s Issue: 

 

ABORTION

 

Trump administration: 'Life begins at conception'

 

Jeanne Mancini: Young People Know Abortion Hurts Women, Takes Life of Baby, and Damages Our Culture

 

Christian Women Gathered in Washington To March Against Feminism and Abortion

 

Undocumented Teen Held In Texas Is At The Heart Of An Abortion Fight

 

Immigrant teen's advocates: US pushing anti-abortion agenda

 

Texas Blocks Detained Undocumented Woman's Abortion Access

 

Bill would halt taxpayer-funded abortion (Illinois)

 

Pro-abortion group uses Tim Murphy scandal in campaign targeting pro-life Values Voter Summit

 

An Open Letter to the White Protester Outside the Abortion Clinic Who Told Me ‘Black Lives Matter’

 

Nonprofit seeks state license for Indiana abortion clinic

 

Appeals court keeps Arkansas abortion pill limits on hold

 

Abortion Clinics Across The Country Say They Need Better Protection From Harassment (United Kingdom)

 

 

AFGHANISTAN

 

Canadian Says Child Killed, US Wife Raped During Afghan Kidnapping

 

Parents of freed hostage angry at son-in-law for taking his pregnant wife to Afghanistan

 

 

AFRICA

 

Huge blast from truck bomb rocks Somali capital

 

Somalia: At least 30 dead in Mogadishu blasts

 

Mozambique: 16 dead as Muslim gunmen attack police stations

 

Plague cases double in Madagascar as treatment center sent

 

Kids for sale: 'My mom was tricked' (Uganda)

 

Red Cross sends team to tackle deadly plague outbreak  (Madagascar)

 

Kenyan election descends into chaos as top candidate pulls out of presidential race

 

 

ANTI-SEMITISM

 

These pro-Israel students remain steadfast in midst of anti-Semitic whirlwind

 

 

AUSTRALIA

 

North Korea threatens Australia with disaster

 

China's next five-year plan on the way and it is a big deal for Australia

 

Why Tony Abbott’s climate snow job mistakes Australia for Europe  (Former Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott)

 

Canadian drug couriers with alleged ties to ex-Vice Canada editor sentenced in Australia

 

BOY SCOUTS

 

The Boy Scouts Take Oath To Political Correctness

 

CANADA

 

Canada: Muslim explains that he tried to murder woman because “I started listening to the Koran”

 

'Awesome' Toronto teacher busted for child porn

 

Takeaway from Trudeau's trip to Washington and Mexico City: NAFTA talks still driven by U.S. demands (Canadian Prime Minister Prime Minister Justin Trudeau)

 

In Sarnia’s Chemical Valley, is ‘toxic soup’ making people sick?

 

What Canada is doing amid the global sugar tax debate

 

'You honk, we drink': 22 people arrested during Dalhousie homecoming parties

 

 

CARIBBEAN

 

Have Hurricanes Wiped Out Puerto Rico Investors' Hopes?

 

 

CENTRAL AMERICA

 

MS-13 'gang leader' captured in Guatemala

 

 

CHARITIES

 

Will Wrong Kind Of Tax Reform Kill Charity In The U.S.?

 

 

COMMUNIST CHINA 

 

In The Fight Against Poverty, China’s Urban Poor Still Left Behind

 

Beijing shuts down popular Islamic bookstore, arrests its owner on suspicion of jihad terrorism

 

Fraud Saps China’s Dream of Being a Science Superpower

 

COMMUNIST CUBA

 

Is this the sound that made US diplomatic staff in Cuba sick?

 

COMMUNIST NORTH KOREA

 

North Korean EMP Attack ‘Existential Threat’ to US, Experts Warn

 

NKorea Vows 'Salvo of Missiles' on Guam as US Gears Up for Drills

 

North Korea behind WannaCry attack which crippled the NHS after stealing US cyber weapons, Microsoft chief claims

 

Kim Jong Un builds his own 'Mar-a-Lago' as North Korean people starve (Communist North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un)

 

CONGRESS

 

With Health Subsidy Cut, Congress Under Pressure to Step In

 

Why Republicans can’t get anything done

 

Trump’s Strategy With Congress: Be More Like Obama

 

 

COURTS

 

Virginia man gets two years prison for lying to FBI about friend’s ties to the Islamic State

 

‘You are my slave’: Elementary school ‘Civil War Day’ has mom furious

 

Teacher, 27, must stand trial for 'deviant sexual intercourse' with teen boy student

 

New mom who lost all her limbs after giving birth sues hospital

 

County sued for bulldozing parents' rights

 

CRIME IN AMERICA

 

Woman shot in the head in Vegas massacre emerges from coma

 

Las Vegas police now say there was no six-minute gap between first shots and concert massacre

 

Las Vegas Gunman’s Father: ‘Cheerful,’ ‘Sociopathic’

 

Still no answers on why it took police 12 minutes to find the gunman’s hotel room in Las Vegas

 

5 arrested after latest St. Louis-area protests

 

Two ‘Dreamers’ caught smuggling illegal immigrants into U.S.

 

Slain student’s ex should have been in jail: advocate

 

5 arrested in 1983 'racially motivated' Ga. murder

 

Florida pit bull dies after being stabbed 50 times, left in suitcase

 

New Orleans cop shot to death while on routine patrol ID'd

 

Cop went to shopping center for sex with child: police

 

GOP staffer who worked for President Trump's campaign is found dead in his bed after being shot THIRTEEN times by his roommate

 

Mother jailed for a week for not vaccinating her son, 9, is 'outraged and devastated' he has been given the shots while she was behind bars

 

CRUISELINE INDUSTRY

 

Girl dies after falling from cruise ship deck

 

CULTURE WARS

 

Trump reignites culture war with 2 simple words

 

DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

 

AG Sessions says some cities reconsidered ‘sanctuary’ status after Justice Dept. final warning

 

Reince Priebus, former Trump chief of staff, interviewed by Mueller team (Justice Department special counsel former FBI Director Robert Mueller)

 

ECONOMY

 

Deadly California wildfires cripple region's economy

 

EDUCATION

 

Hamas-linked CAIR indoctrinated Philadelphia public school teachers about “Islamophobia”

 

School district pulls "To Kill A Mockingbird" over "uncomfortable" language

 

Wisconsin elementary school bans Halloween costumes

 

Hillary Clinton considering professor role at Columbia University: report

 

Feds, states cracking down on student loan scams

 

Baltimore youth’s rendition of ‘Rise Up’ helps soothe a troubled nation

 

 

ELECTION 2018

 

Trump’s attack on ACA raises shutdown potential, escalates issue in 2018 races

 

Rejecting Steve Bannon's 'purity contest,' conservative donors may still punish Republicans in 2018

 

ELECTION 2020

  

Bannon predicts Trump will win 400 electoral votes in 2020

 

ENERGY

 

Energy Prices

 

Renewable fuel regulation doesn't put 'America First'

 

 

EUROPE

 

The reason Viking burial clothes were inscribed with the word 'Allah'

 

Iceland's president faints and breaks nose in ‘too hot’ bath

 

 

EUROPEAN UNION

 

Italy’s Gucci bans fur, joining others in seeking alternatives

 

How Cosa Nostra's 'cattle mafia' is destroying Sicily's farmers

 

Italy teens 'strike' over work experience

 

FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION (FBI) 

 

Govt. fights to keep Comey memos secret  (Former FBI Director James Comey)

 

 

FEDERAL ENERGY REGULATORY COMMISSION (FERC)

 

Federal regulators approve two major East Coast pipelines

 

FRANCE

 

Four die as French army-chartered plane crashes off Ivory Coast

 

France: Officials gave preferential treatment for public housing to mother of jihad murderer

 

France's Emmanuel Macron 'considers' trip to Iran after Hassan Rouhani invite  (French President Emmanuel Macron)

 

 

GERMANY

 

The German Manifesto on Anti-Americanism

 

Macron confident future German government won't oppose EU reforms  (French President Emmanuel Macron)

 

GOP

 

Falwell Jr: Trump coined 'fake news,' now he should say 'fake Republicans'

 

 

HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

 

Joe Biden: Obamacare Has Given Americans ‘Peace Of Mind’

 

On ObamaCare, Trump Is Being Attacked For Upholding The Law

 

Trump's blow to 'Obamacare' jolts health consumers, politics

 

Democratic AGs sue Trump over ObamaCare subsidy cutoff

 

Trump has declared open war on the ACA. We'll all get hurt

 

Many states, consumers alarmed by Trump's health care order

 

Trump's one-two punch on the Obamacare exchanges will injure consumers — and taxpayers

 

Seeking a real patch for ObamaCare's latest mess

 

18 states sue over Trump-halted ObamaCare payments

 

HEALTH CARE

 

California declares emergency to fight hepatitis A outbreak

 

Ambulances with expired medicine, broken equipment withdrawn  (Rhode Island)

 

HOLLYWOOD

 

Harvey Weinstein expelled from motion picture academy

 

Harvey Weinstein reportedly fighting for his job after being fired

 

Weinstein Company Statement Belies a Business in Turmoil

 

George Clooney denies helping ‘blacklist’ ‘ER’ co-star

 

Amazon series from De Niro, Moore scrapped over Weinstein scandal

 

No one took Rose McGowan’s claims seriously. Now everyone is listening

 

Harvey Weinstein's contract 'protected him from sexual harassment allegations'

 

Weinstein brother denies company's sale

 

'I will destroy you': Weinstein told Bond Girl Eva Green that she would never work again when she fought him off in a Paris hotel room as more women reveal how they were groped by the mogul

 

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

 

Congressman warns Dems handed U.S. secrets to Pakistanis

 

Ryan says government is committed to Puerto Rico "for the long haul"  (Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-Wisconsin)

 

Retiring GOP lawmaker: Republicans now 'own' ObamaCare

 

 

HURRICANES

 

Hurricane Ophelia now a major storm, barreling toward Ireland

 

IMMIGRATION

 

Backlog of citizenship applications raises questions about handling of mass amnesty

 

INDIA

 

India takes on China at another battlefront: A Sri Lankan airport

 

A blot that no Indian university is among world’s top 500: PM Modi

 

IRAN

 

Coup, revolution and mistrust: Key moments in Iran-US relations

 

Iran’s president fires back at Trump on nuclear deal, saying U.S. is ‘more isolated than ever’

 

Trump Alienates Allies and Hands Iran a Victory

 

World reacts with horror and delight at Trump's Iran declaration

 

Global powers minus US stand by Iran deal

 

IRAQ

 

Erbil tells Peshmerga to be ready to defend Kurdistan against Baghdad

 

Iran-backed Iraqi ultimatum to Kurds to leave Kirkuk. First test for Trump’s threat to Rev Guards

 

 

ISRAEL

 

Israeli-“Palestinian” Arab Conflict Briefing     (Saturday, October 14, 2017)

 

US to Withdraw From UNESCO Over Its ‘Anti-Israel Bias’

 

PA official demands Israel 'recognize the facts on the ground'

 

Inside ‘the pit’: Commander gives rare peek into IDF nerve ctr.   (Israel Defense Forces)

 

Israeli forces detain 16-year-old Palestinian in overnight raids

 

Strife inside Netanyahu Cabinet over PA-Hamas Reconciliation (Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu)

 

Netanyahu praises Trump’s landmark decision to decertify Iran nuke deal

 

Leaked: the six clauses of the Fatah-Hamas deal

 

5 Palestinians injured during clashes with Israeli forces along Gaza border

 

With new Iran strategy, Trump rips page out of Netanyahu’s playbook

 

Israeli forces detain 2 Palestinians for crossing Gaza border fence into Israel

 

Police hit back against ‘baseless’ Netanyahu claim of leaking chief

 

Bennett calls on Netanyahu to cut ties with Palestinian Authority

 

Israel: Acceptance of Palestinian unity deal contingent on disarming Hamas

 

Labor Party Chairman Gabbay says no to coalition

 

 

MEDIA 

 

Anderson Cooper: Trump bent on 'obliterating' Obama's legacy  

 

NBC's credibility collapse

 

 

MILITARY

 

Hero Dogs Honored with Medal of Courage

 

Top Pentagon posts are 70 percent vacant as confirmations continue to lag

 

Mattis Rejects Chinese Claim U.S. Warship Violated Sovereignty  (Secretary of Defense James Mattis)

 

Two-star Army general relieved from duty

 

VA secretary promises in writing not to cut benefit program for disabled vets

 

A guilty plea by Bergdahl on Monday could set up a unique military pre-sentencing trial

 

Why an Army widow asked her husband's platoon to fire confetti guns in Afghanistan

 

Memorial service set for soldiers killed in Fort Jackson incident

 

Trump continued to talk while 'Retreat' bugle call played

 

Jim Mattis: I thought my staff was playing a joke when I saw 'tenfold' Trump nuclear report

 

 

MYANMAR

 

Burma to launch internal investigation into military

 

NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION (NASA)

 

NASA Wants to 'Orchestrate' Voyage to Mars in Proposed Collaborative Effort

 

PAKISTAN

 

Analysis: Caitlan Coleman Hostage Rescue Hints at New Era With Pakistan

 

Canadian Hostage Freed in Pakistan Says Captors Killed Their Infant

 

They’re free after years as Taliban captives. But their mysterious tale raises new questions.

 

 

PROSTITUTION

 

‘A mecca for prostitution’? A new bill proposes decriminalizing sex work in D.C.

 

PRISONS

 

Two prison employees killed in violent inmate escape attempt

 

Trump cutting support for halfway houses for federal prisoners: report

 

RESTAURANT INDUSTRY

 

Arizona restaurant forced to close after owners' pro-Trump Facebook post

 

RUSSIA

 

How Russia used social media to divide Americans

 

UK targets Eurovision viewers to counter Russia’s ‘infowars’

 

Russian cargo ship takes off for space station   

 

Bannon predicts Trump will win 400 electoral votes in 2020 

 

Manafort Had $60M in Loan Dealings With Russian Oligarch  

 

SECOND AMENDMENT

 

We don't need the 2nd  Amendment — we need a real debate about guns

 

Nevada State must enforce its own background-check law, legal suit demands

 

 

SECRET SERVICE

 

Trump views demonstration of Secret Service techniques

 

 

SENATE

 

Senator: Assault weapons ban would have stopped Las Vegas shooter  (US Senator of Connecticut Chris Murphy)

 

Susan Collins announces she will stay in the Senate rather than seek Maine's governorship  (US Senator of Maine Susan M Collins (R)

 

McConnell Praises Trump's Iran Move as 'Vital' to National Security  (Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Kentucky)

 

Corker, Cotton to propose bill changing Iran deal oversight

 

Sanders rips Trump's 'bluster' on Iran

 

Corker: Trump trying to 'publicly castrate' Tillerson

 

 

SOCIAL MEDIA

 

Twitter Turns Over 'Handles' of 201 Russia-Linked Accounts

 

SOCIAL JUSTICE

 

Black Lives Matter, police-focused NFL protests overlook rising black-on-black homicides

 

SOCIAL SECURITY

 

Social Security's Raw Deal For The Poor

 

SOUTH AMERICA

 

Penguins put $2.5 billion mining project in Chile on ice

 

 

SOUTH KOREA 

 

S. Korea's defense chief visits US nuclear sub

 

Korea, China agree to renew currency swap

 

 

SPORTS

 

Al Sharpton goes there: Calls NFL players 'slaves'

 

NFL retreats on policy that would require players to stand during anthem

 

Panthers vow to punish fan accused of bloodying 62-year-old in ‘sucker punch’ incident at game

 

Pennsylvania college cuts quarterback for kneeling during anthem

 

No. 2 Clemson stunned by Syracuse

 

Yankees have no answers for Keuchel, Astros in Game 1 loss

 

Olympic figure skater Gracie Gold, 22, reveals she's being treated for 'anxiety, depression and an eating disorder' as she withdraws from Grand Prix series

 

MLB Scoreboard

 

NHL Scoreboard

 

College Football Scoreboard (Men)

 

 

STATES

 

California wildfires fed by high winds as 3 more deaths confirmed

 

Woman at Las Vegas shooting loses California home to fire

 

The only Calif. county that sent a warning to residents’ cellphones has no reported wildfire fatalities

 

Fire officials making 'significant progress' in Northern California as death toll jumps to 35

 

Death toll from Northern California fires jumps to at least 34; 5,700 structures destroyed

 

Woman dies in husband's arms while hiding in swimming pool from California fires

 

In California, Fires So Fast Hesitation Proved Lethal

 

 

STATE DEPARTMENT

 

Tillerson expects international allies to be ‘very supportive’ of renegotiating Iran deal (US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson)

 

 

SYRIA

 

He Fled Syria With the Seeds That Could Feed the World

 

TAIWAN

 

Israeli office demands Taiwan store remove Nazi stickers from sale

 

Indonesia to send 100 trained nurses to Taiwan

 

TELEVISION

 

Megyn Kelly's Show Near Ratings Race's Bottom

 

TERRORISM

 

Texas: Muslim who joined ISIS first became religious and started spending more time at the mosque

 

TRADE

 

Five things to know about Trump and NAFTA

 

TREASURY DEPARTMENT

 

Mnuchin: Repealing estate tax will help 'rich people'

 

TURKEY

 

Some Urgent Questions About Turkey

 

Turkey's war on the press goes global

 

Damascus demands ‘immediate & unconditional’ pullout of Turkish troops from northwest Syria

 

Merkel Says EU Won't Decide on Turkey's Membership Bid at Upcoming Summit (German Chancellor Angela Merkel)

 

 

UNITED KINGDOM (BRITAIN)

 

UK: Muslim accuses sanitation worker of “racism” for following council policy

 

Iran blamed for cyberattack on British Parliament

 

Six-month minimum sentence proposed for repeat acid offences

 

Nicola Sturgeon announces first ever Arctic Circle meeting in Scotland (Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon)

 

Exclusive UK raids uncover suspected suppliers of deadly diet drug

 

Duchess of Cambridge's uncle charged with assaulting his wife

 

Tail end of Hurricane Ophelia to bring rain, wind and warmth to UK

 

No main fire alarm in city tower blocks

 

Scotland’s teachers ‘on their knees’ due to extreme workload

 

Student loans: Former education secretary Morgan to lead inquiry

 

Princess branded 'gold digger' as she takes divorce to UK court

 

Race on to spend old £1 coins

 

Segregation at Islamic school is unlawful, court of appeal rules

 

Magic mushrooms 'reset' depressed brain

 

Brexit Talks in 'disturbing deadlock' over divorce bill, says EU negotiator

 

Northern Ireland Woman could face hate crime prosecution over anti-DUP banner

 

UK government minister labels EU 'enemy' in Brexit outburst

 

Girl suffers three sex attacks in hour

 

 

UNITED STATES

 

Chicago named among safest cities in the world

 

WHITE HOUSE

 

President Donald J. Trump’s Weekly Address

 

Trump Faithfully Executes Obamacare; Media, Democrats Go Nuts

 

Hustler founder offers $10M for dirt leading to impeachment of 'moron' Trump

 

Fallon: Going after Trump ‘just not what I do’

 

Trump Won’t Certify Nuclear Deal, but Won’t Unravel It

 

Trump calls on Democrats to negotiate with him on new health care plan

 

Trump declares Obamacare payments illegal; deals second blow to health law

 

Trump warns Puerto Rico that emergency services cannot remain indefinitely

 

Trump botches reference to ‘president’ of Virgin Islands a day after Rick Perry called Puerto Rico a ‘country’

 

Behind Trump’s latest moves: A return to constitutional government

 

Donald Trump's speech on Iran may actually end up saving nuclear deal

 

Trump to become first president to address anti-LGBT hate group's talk

 

Trump's popularity dives after lacklustre Puerto Rico response 

 

 

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