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Friday, October 12, 2018

 

CELEBRATING 242 YEARS OF LIBERTY AND FREEDOM  

 

In Today’s Issue: 

 

ABORTION

 

Justice Kavanaugh Gets His First Test on Abortion: Can States Defund Planned Parenthood?

 

Gosnell Movie Exposes Reality of Abortion

 

“Gosnell” Movie Reminds America Abortion Has Killed Over 60 Million Unborn Babies

 

When Abortion Is Illegal, Women Rarely Die. But They Still Suffer.

 

Cecile Richards: If You’re Pissed Off About Justice Kavanaugh, Go Vote Pro-Abortion

 

Judge throws out case against pro-life rescuers after pro-abortion witnesses fail to show

 

Planned Parenthood launches defense of abortion access

 

Abortion clinic, other groups seeking $1.5M from Kentucky

 

Busy Philipps says she received 'absolution' from the pope after having abortion at 15

 

German family minister slams pope abortion comments

 

Charges Dismissed Against Priests Arrested for Going Inside Abortion Clinic to Help Women

 

Court says physicians have conscience rights over abortion

 

Abortion Activists Slam Pope Francis For Calling Abortion Like “Hiring a Hitman”

 

Western Nations Abandon Consensus to Push Abortion Agenda at UN

 

AFGHANISTAN

 

The Kremlin wants a role in Afghanistan 30 years after the Soviet withdrawal

 

America’s Disastrous Occupation of Afghanistan Turns 17

 

Taliban let Red Cross resume Afghanistan aid after prisoners row

 

 

AFRICA

 

Tunisia Just Lost Its Anchor of Stability. That’s a Good Thing.

 

Bill Gates Thinks There are Too Many Africans, Calls for Population Control (AVIPP COMMENTARY: Why is there no liberal and media outrage for this belief?  Bill Gates is a racist. )

 

Islamic Terrorists Attack School, Murder Two Christian Teachers(Kenya)

 

Sudanese Women Challenge MP's, Top Cleric's Justification Of Female Genital Mutilation, Say It Should Be Outlawed

 

 

ANTI-SEMITISM

 

3 NY colleges ban man over anti-Semitic fliers on Kavanaugh allegations

 
ASIA

 

In Asia, ghosts of crises past return amid Trumpian trade war

 

Mufti of Tajikistan: “We should not confuse Islam with terrorism. Islam is the religion of peace and tolerance.”

 

How a Trump decision on trade became a setback for democracy in Vietnam

 

AUSTRALIA

 

Australia assigns warship to enforce North Korean sanctions

 

BANKRUPTCIES

 

Exclusive: Sears aims to close up to 150 stores in bankruptcy - sources

 

CANADA

 

TSX Snaps 5-day Losing Streak, Ends Modestly Higher

 

Air Canada near miss came ‘a few feet’ from becoming worst crash in aviation history, final report says

 

Canadian Profs Claim STEM Promotes ‘Eurocentrism’ and ‘White Supremacy’

 

 Employers scrambling to find a way to manage weed in the workplace

 

Pressure increases on Ontario to ban vaping displays to protect teens from addiction(AVIPP COMMENTARY: And the foolish Canadian government legalizes marijuana.)

 

Toronto is falling behind on its own plans help at-risk youth

 

Exclusive: Former Prime Minister Stephen Harper discusses new book, populism and more

 

Ottawa to release final cost of Trans Mountain purchase in November, could fund expansion through deficits

 

Inside Canada’s trailblazing, taboo-breaking, billionaire-making sprint to legalization, as told by the people who made it happen

 

U.S. lawmakers urge Canada to snub China's Huawei in telecoms

 

Just 441 Ontario family doctors order nearly 40 per cent of tests considered unnecessary, study finds

 

Children’s Hospital Says It Will Euthanize Kids Without Parental Consent

 

Darkness Deepens in Windsor, Ontario

 

Justin Trudeau and family showered with gifts from Canadian designers for promotional material  (Canadian Prime Minister Prime Minister Justin Trudeau)

 

Canada sees little chance of quick end to U.S. metals tariffs: sources

 

 

CENSUS BUREAU

 

Steve Bannon pushed adding citizenship to census, feds admit

 

CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL AND PREVENTION (CDC)

   

More U.S. kids not vaccinated against any disease

 

COMMUNIST CHINA 

 

China shrugs off weak markets with $3bn dollar bond sale

 

Five Eyes Intelligence Alliance Builds Coalition to Counter China

 

Countering the Rise of China

 

China finally admits to building an archipelago of concentration camps. Will the world respond?

 

China’s trade surplus with the U.S. hit a record $34.1 billion last month amid trade war

 

 

COMMUNIST NORTH KOREA

 

'North Koreans will survive even 100 years of sanctions'

 

 

CONGRESS

 

Democrats poised to take the House. GOP likely retains control in Senate

 

Lawmakers Press Company Accused of Selling Servers Compromised by China

 

Bipartisan Hill anger with Saudis flares after Khashoggi

 

Congress Is Incensed, but Trump Praises Saudi Relations

 

Republicans promise post-midterm fight to fund Trump’s border wall

 

COPORATE AMERICA

 

Amazon Must Be Broken Up: NYU Professor Amplifies Trump’s Antitrust Comments

 

Walmart acquires lingerie retailer Bare Necessities

 

COURTS

 

If Leftists Pack the Court, They Destroy the Republic

 

Virginia judge calls Manafort plea deal ‘highly unusual’

 

Judge complains he was lied to by feds in Clinton email suit, then retreats

 

CRIME IN AMERICA

 

'Florida's Worst Cop' is Back on the Job...Again

 

High-ranking Bloods gang member hired hitman to gun down NYC mobster at McDonald’s drive-thru, cops say

 

Saudi Arabian student found butchered in Miami apartment

 

DEMOCRATS (MARXISTS)

 

Michelle Obama “Spanking” Hillary & Holder With A Feather

 

Violence? It's Not Only the Right Who Will Bleed

 

Dark Money Group Teams With Progressive Fund Led by Steyer and Soros

 

Hillary Clinton to Donald Trump: 'You asked Russia to hack me'

 

Michelle Obama’s much-needed words of wisdom

 

Gillum camp cries foul, issues cease-and-desist letter claiming ad is defamatory  (Democrat Candidate for Governor of Florida Andrew Gillum)

 

DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

 

New document contradicts Ross’s congressional testimony on census citizenship question  (Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross)

 

DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

 

Trump lawyers preparing written answers to Mueller questions: CNN  (Justice Department special counsel former FBI Director Robert Mueller)

 

ECONOMY

 

Stocks rally to close higher but log worst week since March

 

Stocks Gain Most Since April as Tech Powers Rally: Markets Wrap

 

Wall St. rebounds with technology stocks leading the way

 

Most S&P 500 stocks are deep in correction territory

 

U.S. banks profit from higher rates, more loans and lower costs

 

Consumers face a new -- but familiar -- economic worry: Inflation

 

Dollar’s 3-day slide pauses; China sets yuan level at weakest in 18 months

 

Consumer Confidence Marches Upward

 

The stock market’s nightmare may be far from over

 

Asian shares on edge after nine-day rout, mood shaky as volatility spikes

 

Stock Slump Shows Signs of Easing, U.S. Futures Up

 

Yields on 2-year, 30-year Treasurys post largest weekly drop since May

 

As stocks tumble, the U.S. wonders: Is this economy as good as it gets?

 

Bitcoin holds above $6,000 but ends week lower; Bets against Ether hit record

 

EDUCATION

 

Conservative Christians Unwelcome at the University of Oklahoma

 

Why the Hispanic Education Gap?

 

UNC Asheville Prof Arrested for Allegedly Stealing Conservative Political Signs

 

Income Verification for Federal Aid Hinders Low-Income Students

 

SF School Board President Scraps Pledge of Allegiance

 

A Non-Tenure-Track Profession?

 

New Bar for Hispanic-Serving Institutions

 

EdX: From MicroMasters to Online Master’s Degrees

 

Kaepernick receives Harvard black history award

 

ELECTIONS

 

Voters Have More Faith in U.S. Elections These Days

 

Don't worry, all is not lost. State and local activists are fixing our elections

 

ELECTION 2016

 

Spygate: The True Story of Collusion  (How America’s most powerful agencies were weaponized against President Donald Trump)

 

The Russia Hoax As Contingency Plan

 

ELECTION 2018

 

Latest Election Polls

 

Save the Democrats: Crush Them at the Polls

 

Georgia’s held-up voter registrations reinforce black Americans’ fears about voting rights

 

GOP deploys Pelosi and Clinton to rouse the base in midterms

 

How Midterm Elections Could Affect Online Poker

 

Midterm Elections: Why Aren't Democrats Telling Voters What They'll Do If They Win?

 

GOP Voters Need to Remain Fired Up Despite Kavanaugh’s Confirmation

 

Voter Suppression Complaints in Georgia, Where G.O.P. Candidate Controls Voting

 

The Democrats' 'blue wave' is drying up

 

ELECTION 2020

 

Flake: I Hope Someone Runs Against Trump in 2020 Primary (US Senator of Arizona Jeff Flake (R) 

 

ENERGY

 

U.S. oil benchmark gains for the session, but weekly loss is first in five weeks

 

Energy Prices

 

 

EUROPE

 

Hurricane Leslie Could Impact Europe

 

Chinese Investments in European Ports Come Under Scrutiny

 

EUROPEAN UNION

 

Italian stock index ends in bear market as Europe benchmarks mauled

 

An Orthodox rabbi’s daughter wants to make political history in Belgium

 

FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION (FBI) 

 

Several FBI employees recalled from Asia amid probe into partying, prostitution 

 

FEDERAL RESERVE

 

Tump and the Fed: The Real Issue Is the Power of the Federal Reserve

 

It Don’t Come Easy Leaving Quantitative Easing

 

Trump's complaint that the Federal Reserve was 'going loco' on interest rates is just plain crazy, analysts say

 

FRANCE

 

Macron 'awaiting explanation' from Iran on who ordered France bomb plot (French President Emmanuel Macron)

 

One in eight smoke detectors 'faulty' in France

 

Foiled Paris bomb plot raises fears that Iran is planning attacks in Europe

 

France: Concert by pro-jihad Muslim performer at site of jihad massacre canceled

 

 

GERMANY

 

Bavarian backlash: Merkel immigration policies set for referendum in ‘Germany’s Texas’ (German Chancellor Angela Merkel)

 

'I'm not a racist': The word on the street about Bavaria's elections

 

German MPs voice concern about prenatal genetic tests

 

 

GLOBAL WARMING

 

Why the Paris Agreement might not be enough to stop dangerous climate change

 

Few countries are meeting the Paris climate goals. Here are the ones that are.

 

 

GOOGLE

 

Google tells U.S. lawmakers it is mulling options on China services

 

GOP

 

Antifa Vandals Hit NYC GOP Headquarters: 'Attack Is Merely A Beginnin

 

Schwarzenegger Admits ‘Stepped over the Line’ with Multiple Women

 

Oregon GOP files ethics complaint against Gov. Kate Brown after Project Veritas sting

 

 

GREECE

 

Greece: Large Christian Cross Pulled Down Because it Could Be “Offensive” to Muslim Migrants

 

 

HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

 

Obamacare enjoys surprising resurgence under Trump: ‘This is by no means a celebration’

 

HEALTH CARE

 

Cold Medicines Don’t Work and Could Be Harmful for Children, Experts Warn

 

HOLLYWOOD

 

Crew member dies on set of Mister Rogers movie

 

HOMOSEXUALITY

 

Hate in America: 20 years after Matthew Shepard's murder

 

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

 

Doc Removed Showing Harley Rouda’s Support for ‘Medicare for All’, Reparations

 

Ohio Dem Candidate Will Face Finance Violation Charges 5 Days Before Election

 

GOP Rep Calls out Dem Opponent: Your Campaign Has Stolen, Destroyed My Yard Signs

 

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Reveals Her Plan to Overthrow the Supreme Court  (Democrat candidate US Representative of New York Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (Socialist)

 

Papadopoulos to speak with House investigators

 

Scalise Condemns 'Unacceptable' Threats GOP PA Gov Candidate Made Against Opponent  (House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R- Louisiana)

 

Democrat Congressional candidate Ammar Campa-Najjar defends donation to Hamas-linked CAIR

 

Trump to push for federal marijuana reform, GOP congressman says

 

House GOP sets deposition deadline for Fusion GPS co-founder

 

Florida House race in dead heat in district Clinton won in landslide

 

 

HURRICANES

 

Rescuer Says Hurricane Damage Like ‘Third World Country War Zone’

 

Michael's death toll rises to 13

 

Michael's death toll rising, 'tremendous number' unaccounted for in Florida

 

'It’s a miracle you and I are alive': Mexico Beach, Fla., residents search what's left after Hurricane Michael

 

Florida Panhandle Reels After Hurricane Michael’s Deadly Strike

 

Michael devastates Florida’s Panhandle coast

 

After the storm, pleas for help from a wildlife rehabilitation center

 

Our photographers are on the ground covering the storm. View their latest work here.

 

Preparation, forecasting limit Hurricane Michael damage: ‘This was a success for modern technology’

 

Pummeled Hospitals Scramble to Evacuate Patients

 

IMMIGRATION

 

Report: More babies born to illegals in Los Angeles than total U.S. births in 14 states

 

'Anchor babies' cost taxpayers $2.4 billion annually

 

INDIA

 

India elected to UN’s top human rights body for three years beginning January 2019

 

Air India plane hits wall during takeoff

 

India's decision on buying oil from Iran, defence system from Russia not helpful: US - Times of India

 

India Targets Oil Traders for $1.5B Emergency Oil Reserve

 

 

INDONESIA

 

Indonesia: 63 jihad terror groups pledge allegiance to the Islamic State’s caliph

 

IRAN

 

Crack-Down on Christians in Iran Continues with Two More Prison Sentences

 

Ex-CIA official:'Iran is the primary engine of regional destabilization'

 

Iranian terrorists hacking phones worldwide

 

 

ISLAM

 

Jihad Abrogates Tolerance

 

 

ISRAEL

 

Terrorists detonated explosive along border fence

 

IDF kills three Gazans who blow hole in fence, cross border, run at troops   (Israel Defense Forces)

 

Trump is shark and Israel's puppet in latest Trump-mocking cartoons in official PA daily

 

Court upholds entry ban on US student accused of supporting Israel boycott

 

Israel captures Palestinian knife attack suspect: army

 

Despite rise in aliyah from Russia, overall numbers slightly down in 2018

 

SWAT Team Captures Samaria Stabber

 

UN “mistranslation” conceals Abbas’ glorification of jihad terrorists and PA’s pay for slay policy  (“Palestinian” Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas)

 

Liberman orders immediate halt of fuel transfer into Gaza Strip   (Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman)

 

The Dangerous Arab-Israeli Lawmakers

 

UN chief backs Middle East envoy(UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres says he fully supports Nickolay Mladenov who is being boycotted by the PA.)

 

Jerusalem municipality staff threatens to demolish Silwan buildings

 

Tourism: Jerusalem - the global capital of tourism security

 

Palestinian prisoner dies inside Israeli prison

 

From Gaza to Ramallah: crucial days for Israeli-Palestinian relations

 

Palestinian prisoner on 40th day of hunger strike

 

New Series Of Fatah Booklets For Children Glorifies Terrorists Such As Abu Jihad, Dalal Al-Mughrabi

 

Israel declares Tubas-area village closed military zone

 

A black, Orthodox rabbi’s novel addresses racism in the Jewish community

 

Israel kills 7 Palestinians and orders Gaza fuel delivery halt

 

Israel, Syria agree to reopen border crossing — US

 

Top Palestinian adviser admits conflict's all about Islam

 

JAPAN

 

Japanese PM Abe to visit China in sign of improved relations

 

LIBERALISM

 

Thanks for not raping us, all you ‘good men.’ But it’s not enough.

 

Liberalism: An Intrinsically Uncivil Ideology

 

The Left’s Religious War Against America

 

After Its Kavanaugh Loss, The Left Gets Even More Unhinged  (Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh)

 

Resisting the Fraud of the Progressive Narrative

 

MEDIA 

 

Beware of Media Sourcing for Jamal Khashoggi 'Scoops'  (Their source, Khaled Saffuri, was tied to al-Qaeda plot to kill the Saudi crown prince.)

 

MSNBC star admits telling Jeb to sucker punch Trump during primary(Former Governor of Florida Jeb Bush(D)

 

Media Companies, Executives Drop Out of Saudi Event Over Missing Journalist

 

Media calls it a ‘rant,’ but Kanye’s comments in White House meeting with Trump were extraordinary

 

Herschel Walker calls for CNN to take Don Lemon off air

 

Don Lemon: Kanye West's meeting with Trump was a 'minstrel show'

 

MEDICARE

 

Donald Trump Defends Medicare, a Socialist Program, from the Threat of Socialism

 

MEXICO

 

Mexico’s AMLO: Trade Pact Is a Treaty; if So, Trump Can’t Sign it Without Senate’s Consent

 

MIDDLE EAST

 

The Khashoggi Affair  (Saudi Arabia)

 

Inside the looming crisis of Jamal Khashoggi’s disappearance

 

Richard Branson halts $1B project with Saudi Arabia over Khashoggi disappearance

 

Saudi Arabia welcomes Turkish Khashoggi case cooperation

 

Saudi economic growth gets vote of confidence in IMF report

 

MILITARY

 

Rainey takes the lead of key coalition command in Afghanistan

 

3 companies win major Air Force rocket contracts

 

Pentagon reverses course in Trump campaign spy case

 

Tyndall AFB leveled by Hurricane Michael as most other installations avoid major damage

 

Army expelled 500 immigrant recruits in 1 year

 

Lawsuit filed against VA for withholding information about ‘Mar-a-Lago Crowd’

 

Air Force F-22 Raptor makes emergency landing in Alaska

 

Trump's limits on transgender people in military gets first appeals hearing

 

Add Greece to the list of countries pressing for more US troops

 

MINIMUM WAGE

 

Pew Map Shows One Reason a National $15 Minimum Wage Won't Work

 

MUSIC INDUSTRY

 

Taylor Swift is Not Registered to Vote in Tennessee

 

NANNY STATE

 

Jail Time Stripped Out of Nation's Most Controversial Straw Ban

 

NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION (NASA)

 

NASA chief: ‘No changes’ to space station launches after dramatic Soyuz rocket failure

 

PAKISTAN

 

Pakistani judge orders execution of convicted child killer

 

POLITICAL CORRECTNESS

 

80 Percent Of Americans Think Political Correctness Is A National Problem

 

POVERTY

 

L.A. typhus outbreak adds fuel to debates over homelessness, housing

 

PRISONS

 

Male rapist who identifies as ‘female’ gets life sentence after assaults in women’s prison

 

 

RADIO

 

Michael Savage's Account of Political Madness Then & Now: Stop the Mass Hysteria

 

RELIGION IN AMERICA

 

Chicago cathedral hosts gay ‘meet-up’ group led by ‘gay’ priest-masseur

 

 

REPUBLICAN NATIONAL COMMITTEE (RNC)

 

RNC Ad Dings Dems for Being an 'Unhinged Mob'

 

Watch: Former RNC Chair Michael Steele Says Meeting With Kanye Doesn’t ‘Absolve’ Trump Of ‘Charlottesville’ Or ‘Building A Wall’

 

RUSSIA

 

War in Syria won’t end while the US remains there – Lavrov to French media   (Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov)

 

Russia Holds Strategic Nuclear Forces Exercises

 

US up to plunge in dangerous game in Syria with idea of unified Kurdistan, warns Lavrov

 

How Russia's trusty space launch escape system saved 6 lives after initial deadly start

 

Russian U.K. Envoy Denies Kremlin Tried Hack Computers and Murder Ex-Spy

 

Existential Problems Threaten U.S.-Russia Space Cooperation (Op-ed)

 

10th Russian Governor Replaced Amid Falling Ratings for Ruling Party

 

UK government waging aggressive anti-Russia campaign, says ambassador

 

Local Russian Politician Asks Trump for Help in Business Dispute

 

 

SENATE

 

Sinema Degrades Arizona in Past Remarks, Tweets: ‘It Used to Be Pretty Great’  (Democrat Senate candidate Arizona Kyrsten Sinema)

 

Democrat Kyrsten Sinema Continues Her Hate For Arizona, Says the State is the 'Meth Lab' of Democracy

 

Beto O'Rourke raises a record $38.1 million in three months  (Democrat Senate candidate for Texas Beto O’Rourke)

 

Menendez Blames Trump for Not Filling Diplomatic Posts, Then Blocks Them  (US Senator of New Jersey Robert Menendez (D)

 

In Fundraising Email for Hurricane Relief, Bill Nelson Directs Users to Group That Builds Donor Lists for Dem Campaigns (US Senator of Florida Bill Nelson (D)

 

Bredesen Spokesman: ‘Gun Nuts’ Are ‘Biggest Terrorist Organization on The Planet’ (Democrat Senate candidate Tennessee Phil Bredesen)

 

South Carolina Democrat: Sanders Would Be ‘Doing Us All a Favor if He Just Got Lost’

 

Manchin’s Failure to Report $700K D.C. Yacht Sparks Call for Probe From Watchdog  (US Senator of West Virginia Joe Manchin III (D)

 

Democrats' Kavanaugh Obsession Costing Them Dearly

 

Senate Republicans See a Chance to Expand Their Lead

 

Protester Asks GOP Senator To 'Apologize' To Her Children — His Response Makes Her Angry

 

The Blue Undertow

 

‘Craziness’: Josh Hawley rips Claire McCaskill over census citizenship question opposition  (US Senator of Missouri Claire McCaskill (D)

 

California senators will try to block White House judicial nominees for the 9th Circuit

 

Senate confirms new head of DOJ civil rights division

 

The Biggest Questions in Nevada’s Crucial Senate Race

 

Corker: 'Everything indicates' missing Saudi journalist was murdered

 

Senate confirms 15 Trump judges after GOP leaders, Democrats strike deal

 

Senate heads for exits as vulnerable Democrats get campaign time and McConnell gets his judges  (Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Kentucky)

 

Graham on punishment for Saudi journalist's disappearance: 'Everything would be on the table'

 

Man charged with sending Feinstein email threatening her life

 

Senators warn Trump that Saudi relationship is on the line

 

SOCIAL MEDIA

 

Facebook Announces Removal of More Than 250 Accounts, 500 Pages for Breaking Spam Rules

 

Facebook Says 14 Million People Had Detailed Personal Data Accessed by Hackers

 

U.S. Groups Use Russia Playbook to Spread Disinformation Online

 

Soldiers in Facebook’s War on Fake News Are Feeling Overrun

 

SOUTH KOREA 

 

Trump Says Seoul Can Do Nothing Without U.S. Approval

 

[Poll] Are Trump's remarks justifiable?

 

US stresses ‘unified response’ on NK amid diplomatic row with Seoul

 

Moon aims to win EU backing for peace process  (President Moon Jae-in)

 

Moon says NK denuclearization includes giving up existing weapons

 

Korea's jobless rate rises in Sept., sluggish job creation continues

 

STATES

 

Vermont legislator quits after racial harassment

 

In Virginia, more than 1,200 roads are flooded or shut down

 

Noncitizens registered to vote? Put California’s bungled 'motor voter' system on hold right away

 

New York's flawed laws paved the way for the limo tragedy

 

STATE DEPARTMENT

 

Mike Pompeo blasts Democrats over ‘delay and obstruction’ of key State Department nominees  (US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo)

 

State Department revokes Hillary Clinton's security clearance at her request

 

SUPREME COURT 

 

More Americans disapprove of Kavanaugh’s confirmation than support it, new poll shows   (Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh)

 

The View Host: Due Process Wasn’t Needed to Call Justice Kavanaugh a Rapist: “A Woman’s Word Was Enough”

 

Justice Kavanaugh 'hex' ritual planned by Brooklyn occultists: 'Bring your rage'

 

The Left's New Obsession: Packing the Supreme Court

 

Moral Smugness Towards Brett Kavanaugh  (Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh)

 

San Diego will appeal costly pension ruling to U.S. Supreme Court, citing former mayor's free-speech rights

 

Native American tribe slams Supreme Court decision upholding North Dakota voter ID law

 

TAIWAN

 

Taiwan stocks higher at close of trade; Taiwan Weighted up 2.44%

 

Taiwan to increase defense spending amid China pressure

 

TECHNOLOGY

 

Beyond 1984: Amazon’s Alexa to Spy on Users, Report Them If Sick

 

TREASURY DEPARTMENT

 

US-China trade talks must cover currency, US Treasury chief says

 

TURKEY

 

US pastor held for two years freed by Turkey

 

Turkey has 'shocking' audio and visual evidence of Saudi journalist's killing

 

Audio recording reportedly proves Khashoggi was killed in consulate, Turkey says

 

Turks tell U.S. officials that audio and video prove Khashoggi was killed

 

UBER

 

Uber CEO pulls out of Saudi Arabia conference over Khashoggi disappearance

 

UNIONS

 

AFL-CIO Has a Union Problem

 

UNITED KINGDOM (BRITAIN)

 

British Government Clampdown on Pizza Size and Toppings

 

UK PM faces backlash over Brexit compromise

 

UK: Police told to “reflect upon the community impact” and “trauma” for Muslims of terror investigation

 

Video: UK’S PM May Equates Robert Spencer With Jihad Terrorists

 

Sky News falsifies interview with Tommy Robinson, refuses to apologize

 

Jewish journalists, anti-racism activists barred from Labour event in London

 

UNITED NATIONS

 

Nikki Haley’s Excellent Timing  (US United Nations Ambassador Nikki Haley)

 

Critics slam UN Human Rights Council’s election of ‘unqualified’ new members

 

Dina Powell is out of the running for Nikki Haley’s old UN job

 

 

VATICAN

 

He ‘entered our lives, touched us’: Pro-LGBT Vatican consultant praises Cdl. Wuerl

 

Pope Francis OKs resignation of Washington Cardinal Donald Wuerl amid cover-up scandal

 

WHITE HOUSE

 

Daily Presidential Tracking Poll

 

Trump bucks tradition, snubs DiFi, Kamala to tap three conservative judges for critical court

 

Melania on Trump’s alleged infidelities, life in White House and Rudy

 

Stephen Miller’s Third Grade Teacher Suspended After Writing Article Calling Him ‘Strange,’ Saying He Ate Glue

 

Trump under pressure to stop arms sales to ‘good partner’ Saudi Arabia over Khashoggi affair

 

Trump to head to Florida, Georgia after Hurricane Michael

 

White House Aides 'Hugely Embarrassed' By Trump's Lunch With Kanye: NYT Reporter

 

It’s Time for Kanye and Trump

 

Trump dishes on ‘lowlife’ Eric Holder, Hillary and the 2020 race

 

Trump can’t let the Saudis get away with murder

 

‘Personal pastor’ Paula White says Trump serious about faith — even if not fluent in ‘Christianese’

 

Republicans who said Clinton and Obama disrespected the Oval Office never heard Kanye West’s f-bomb

 

Trump: I'll overrule Sessions on criminal justice reform

 

 

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