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Tuesday, October 17, 2017

 

CELEBRATING 241 YEARS OF LIBERTY AND FREEDOM  

 

 

 

In Today’s Issue: 

 

ABORTION

 

New Clinic Doing Abortions Through All 9 Months Forced to Cancel Appoints After It’s Exposed as Unlicensed

 

Americans Increasingly Understand That Pro-Abortion Arguments Are Based In Ignorance

 

Trump Admin Settles Obamacare Abortion Mandate Lawsuits, Christians Won’t Have to Fund Abortion Drugs

 

Planned Parenthood At 101 Years: 7 Million Abortions And Counting

 

“The Good Doctor” Promotes Pro-Life Values as Mother Refuses to Abort Baby With Tumor

 

Undocumented pregnant teen seeking an abortion in Texas could set new legal precedents

 

Former Planned Parenthood President: Having Abortions Allows Women to “Enjoy Sexuality”

 

Mitch McConnell expects a vote 'at some point' on abortion ban  (Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Kentucky)

 

Complexity of the abortion issue leads to a lot of misunderstanding

 

President Donald Trump is Undoing the Pro-Abortion Damage Barack Obama Caused

 

For Many, Keeping a Job Means Hiding an Abortion

 

How Can Planned Parenthood be Pro-Woman When It Supports Sex-Selection Abortions?

 

Ontario votes to fast-track ban on free speech outside abortion clinics (Canada)

 

Ontario’s abortion safe zone passes second reading        

 

Abortionist Only Gets 5 Years Probation for Doing Abortions Without a Lenience and Possessing Illegal Drugs

 

Abortion on Trial review – Anne Robinson succeeds in getting viewers to consider the wider issues  (United Kingdom)

 

A Woman's Story About Getting An Abortion In Japan Is An Important Reminder That Abortion Access Is A Problem Worldwide

 

Is abortion illegal in Ireland, is there going to be a referendum and why is the law different in Northern Ireland and the rest of the UK?

 

Controversial Abortion Provider To Open Clinic in Bethesda on Tuesday

 

What time is Abortion on Trial on TV?

 

Abortion Activists Don’t Want to Eliminate Down Syndrome, They Want to Kill Everyone Who Has It

 

BBC Documentary Promotes Unlimited Abortions Throughout Pregnancy

 

Court Allows Teen to Kill Her 23-Week-Old Unborn Baby in an Abortion (India)

 

Topless Feminists Throw Firebombs, Tampons and Feces at a Catholic Church to Protest Abortion (Buenos Aires, Argentina)

 

AFGHANISTAN

 

Taliban kills scores in Afghanistan's Paktia and Ghazni

 

AFRICA

 

Algerian Journalist In Antisemitic Article: 'Our Dispute With The Jews Is A Religious One'

 

In Madagascar, plague outbreak now threatens largest cities

 

AIRLINES

 

Activist cites racial bias in getting thrown off flight

 

Drunk passenger peed on seatmate during flight: suit

 

AMERICAN CIVIL LIBERTIES UNION (ACLU)

 

The ACLU 50-State Survey

 

 

ANTI-SEMITISM

 

UK Jewish Groups Form British Council for Countering Anti-Semitism

 
ASIA

 

Toys 'R' Us Is Exploring Options for Its $2 Billion Asia Business

 

 

ASSISTED SUICIDE

 

Can There Really Be a “Safer” Physician-Assisted Suicide?

 
AUSTRALIA

 

ASX rises 0.7pc as momentum builds

 

Australian dollar and the Fed

 

Flight attendants fuel panic as plane plummets 22,000 feet

 

Single-use plastic bags to be banned in Victoria

 

Australia: Muslim cleric says Muslims can beat wives “in a way that doesn’t turn the skin red or dark”

 

 

AUTO INDUSTRY

 

The race for electric vehicle dominance

 

 

CANADA

 

Marijuana producer stocks fall up to 15 per cent after TSX notice

 

Doctors Declared Her Brain Dead and Issued a Death Certificate, But Her Family Says She’s Still Alive

 

Ont. Fair Hydro Plan a $39.4B electric shock for taxpayers

 

Trudeau, Trump governments slam each other publicly for first time as NAFTA talks falter (Canadian Prime Minister Prime Minister Justin Trudeau)

 

Airbus takes control of Bombardier CSeries in rebuff to U.S. threat

 

500 job cuts at Loblaws include staff at Shoppers, No Frills, Joe Fresh and Zehrs

 

Toronto Schools Remove ‘Chief’ From Job Titles to Avoid Offending Indigenous People

 

Inmates in Canada accused of running massive opioid ring from prison

 

Drone hits passenger plane for first time in North America

 

Kevin Libin: Trudeau, the Canadian conquistador, discovers Mexico unwilling to surrender on NAFTA

 

Google firm wins competition to build high-tech Quayside neighbourhood in Toronto

 

New mortgage rules will require financial stress test for uninsured borrowers starting in 2018

 

Finance Minister faces calls for ethics investigation

 

Freeland calls U.S. NAFTA demands 'troubling' and 'unconventional' (Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland)

 

CAPITOL HILL 

 

Opioid report reverberates across Washington

 

 

CARIBBEAN

 

Trump gets low grade for Puerto Rico

 

Raw sewage contaminating waters in Puerto Rico after Maria

 

Desperate and thirsty Puerto Ricans line up for water — at a hazardous-waste site

 

Private security mercenaries are now moving into Puerto Rico

 

CHRISTIANITY

 

Persecution of Christians Has Increased Worldwide

 

Satanists ask Christian baker to make ‘birthday cake’ for Lucifer

 

Author Chronicles Plight of Modern-Day Christian Martyrs

 

A Museum of the Bible is opening in D.C. But Jesus isn’t the focus.

 

COMEDY

 

From Carson to Kimmel: the collapse of the late-night empire

 

COMMUNIST CHINA 

 

The World Should Be Wary Of Chinese President Xi Jinping’s Consolidation Of Power

 

YouTube Suspends Account of Chinese Dissident

 

Persecution of Falun Gong Continues in China

 

China’s first space lab will soon crash to Earth. No one knows where it might hit.

 

As U.S. Faces Online Mischief, China Sees Gains in Censorship

 

 

COMMUNIST CUBA

 

Trump says he believes Cuba responsible for attacks on diplomats

 

 

COMMUNIST NORTH KOREA

 

N.Korea Hones Cyberheists into 'Almost Perfect Weapon'

 

What Trump Is Doing to Solve the North Korean Crisis

 

Can North Korea’s missiles deliver an atomic weapon to the U.S. mainland? Maybe.

 

N. Korea says no diplomacy until it can hit US with missile

 

North Korea says 'a nuclear war may break out any moment'

 

North Korea EMP attack could ‘kill 90% of Americans within a year'

 

 

CONGRESS

 

Mayors say many American families would be hurt by GOP plan to kill state and local tax deduction

 

COURTS

 

Federal Judge Blocks Trump’s Third Travel Ban

 

South Dakota: Muslim who brandished guns at Christian event gets 7 months prison with served time suspended

 

Judge Tosses Union Challenge to Foundation’s Outreach

 

New York Rabbi gets prison for stealing disabled preschoolers’ funds

 

Family of Muslim Marine recruit who committed suicide last year 'after being slapped and called a terrorist' files $100M lawsuit claiming systematic hazing

 

Truck driver pleads guilty in human smuggling case

 

Judge questions use of Trump’s campaign rhetoric in travel ban ruling

 

Ahmad Khan Rahimi convicted in New York City pressure-cooker bomb case

 

Teacher acquitted of tryst with student who said sex was on ‘bucket list’

 

Virginia man, 22, faces possible death penalty after being indicted in the rape and murder of a 17-year-old Muslim girl near a mosque

 

 

CRIME IN AMERICA

 

Las Vegas guard vanishes after visiting urgent-care clinic, union leader says

 

Vegas police stop news conferences, call wounded guard a 'victim'

 

Mother arrested and charged with murder after 'killing her eight-year-old son before setting their house on fire'

 

Cold case no more: Police arrest 5 in 1983 slaying

 

Police: Man sprayed possible feces on grocery produce

 

Girl dies after 325-pound adult sat on her as punishment

 

Mom allegedly drives teen daughter to drug deal, chaos ensues

 

Nebraska man, 41, is charged with helping his girlfriend commit suicide after she told him she had terminal cancer and 'wanted to die in his arms' - even though she had no signs of the disease in her body

 

DEMOCRATS (MARXISTS)

 

Federal Government Workers Donating Overwhelmingly to Democrats

 

Hillary's falling claim 'doesn't have leg to stand on'

 

Bill Clinton caught up in fallout from Harvey Weinstein sexual-assault scandal

 

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

 

Can We Finally Agree that Betsy DeVos Isn’t a Rape Apologist?  (Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos)

 

California governor sides with DeVos on due process in vetoing campus sexual-assault bill

 

DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

 

Rick Perry's proposal would upend years of power reform   (Energy Secretary Rick Perry)

 

DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

 

DOJ Indicts Two Chinese Drug Producers in Fentanyl Distribution Case

 

British Cybersecurity Expert Interviewed for Mueller's Russia Probe (Justice Department special counsel former FBI Director Robert Mueller)

 

Chief deputy US Marshal traded sex in the office for prime parking spot

 

 

DRUG ENFORCEMENT ADMINISTRATION (DEA)

 

DEA responds to explosive "60 Minutes" report about opioid crisis

 

ECONOMY

 

Dow, S&P 500 end at records, boosted by health care stocks

 

Dollar Rallies on Fed Outlook as Dow Tests 23,000: Markets Wrap

 

Wall St. ends little changed; Dow brushes 23K milestone

 

Asian Stocks to Gain as Fed Chair Talk Hits Bonds: Markets Wrap

 

Oil elevated as Iraq tensions escalate, Asian shares hold firm

 

Schooling the U.S. on economic freedom

 

The U.S. stock market has entered a ‘topping’ zone

 

EDUCATION

 

Students for a Democratic Society Conference to Focus on ‘Resisting Trump’

 

Just How “Afraid” are Muslims at Amherst College?

 

Default Crisis for Black Student Borrowers

 

"We're really scared": Students on edge as racial slur found on campus

 

More Scrutiny for Community Colleges

 

Harvard demonstrates what's wrong with universities in one single-minded panel

 

EGYPT

 

Land of terror: ISIS alive and well in Sinai

 

Egypt says Ramses II temple unearthed near Cairo

 

Egypt moves Palestinians toward reconciliation, pressuring Israel on broader peace deal

  

ELECTION 2016

 

State officials to be given access to 2016 election cyber attack data

 

ELECTION 2020

 

Which Democrats could challenge Donald Trump in 2020 presidential election?

 

ENERGY

 

Oil holds ground, settles near 3-week high

 

Energy Prices

 

 

ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA)

 

EPA to restrict settlements with environmentalists

 

EUROPE

 

Professor of Medieval Islamic art: “Viking ‘Allah’ textile actually doesn’t have Allah on it”

 

 

EUROPEAN UNION

 

Driving through the killer inferno: Terrifying moment motorist escapes wildfires blamed on 'terrorist arsonists' that have claimed dozens of lives in Portugal and Spain

 

Amid jitters over far-right, Austria’s Kurz vows no anti-Semitism in coalition

 

EU unites against Trump and for Iran deal as key to saving 'norproliferation architecture'

 

Europe in Flux

 

An Austrian thumb in the eye of the elites

 

Ireland Honors Mass Murderer With Postage Stamp         

 

FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION (FBI) 

 

FBI Knew of Russian Bribes Before Obama Admin Ok’d Nuclear Deals with Moscow

 

New Russian Nuclear Scandal Raises New Questions About Clinton Foundation

FBI docs prove Comey drafted Clinton email months before announcement clearing her (Former FBI Director James Comey)

 

118 police officers killed in line of duty in 2016, FBI says

 

 

FEDERAL RESERVE

 

Powell likely next Fed chief, though Yellen best suited: economists  (Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen)

 

Trump may interview Janet Yellen for her Fed job   

 

FRANCE

 

France arrests 10 far-right militants over terror plot to attack politicians

 

Revealed: The VERY tricky mission facing Air France to rescue its damaged A380 from a military base in Canada

 

France could cut number of stations served by high-speed TGV trains

 

Towns and cities across France to be hit by mass public transport strike

 

GERMANY

 

Hizballah jihadis entered Germany among Muslim “refugees”

 

German court jails two people-smugglers over 2015 influx

 

Why the Left Party are tearing pieces out of each other, despite a good election

 

Germany nixes web monitoring workshop for Egyptian officials

 

GLOBAL WARMING

 

Global Warming Hypocrites: Their Carbon Footprint Is OK, But Yours Must Be Eliminated

 

GOP

 

Numbers Show The Deck is Stacked for Republicans in California’s Legislature

 

GOP candidate for Georgia governor holds bump stock giveaway

 

 

HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

 

Pennsylvania ObamaCare to see premiums spike amid Trump pay cuts

 

 

HEALTH CARE

 

Fleeing Obamacare: How Doctors Are Insuring Their Own Families

 

What to know about hepatitis A, as California outbreak triggers state of emergency

 

Shrinks toss aside medical ethics to protest Trump

 

 

HOLLYWOOD

 

Harvey Weinstein resigns from Weinstein Co board: source

 

TV Showrunner Accuses Bob Weinstein of Sexual Harassment

 

Now BOB Weinstein is accused of sexual harassment as producer claims executive made repeated unwanted advances towards her just hours after disgraced brother Harvey resigns from board

 

Harvey Weinstein: The Left’s Culture Rape Monster

 

Harvey's web: unraveling the old pervs' network

 

Roy Dotrice, "Amadeus" actor, dead at 94

 

#MeToo succeeded in making the scale of sexual abuse go viral. Will it actually change anything?

 

Weinstein criminal probes growing in New York and London, but so far no cases in L.A.

 

HOLOCAUST

 

At former Nazi death camp Sobibor, a post-Holocaust construction boom

 

HOMOSEXUALITY

 

Drag-queen demon reads to kids at Michelle Obama Library

 

 

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

 

House Republicans launch new push for Mueller to testify on Russia probe

 

Maxine Waters Owes Daughter $88,000 from Campaign Funds for Slate Mailer Operation  (US Representative of California Maxine Waters (D)

 

Ann Kirkpatrick Reties Herself to Nancy Pelosi With Money and Meeting  (House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-California)

 

Paul Ryan says he’s bullish on tax overhaul passing  (Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-Wisconsin)

 

Peyton Manning donates to ex-teammate's House campaign

 

Ex-GOP congressman David Jolly: 'We might be better off as a republic' if Democrats win House in 2018

 

Maxine Waters' campaign committee wrote off $10,000 spent on 'Hamilton' tickets as fundraiser expense  (US Representative of California Maxine Waters (D)

 

IMMIGRATION

 

Trump's Immigration Proposals Would Create A More Prosperous, Less-Divided America 

 

U.S. immigrant population hits record high


IMMIGRATION AND CUSTOMS ENFORCEMENT (ICE)

 

ICE Detainer Issued for Suspected Wine Country Arsonist in Sonoma Jail

 

 

INDIA

 

Newest outpost for US crude exports: India

 

INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICES (IRS)

 

Economist Says Eliminating State and Local Tax Deduction Helps Lower Taxes by $1 Trillion

 

Who Pays What in Taxes?

 

 

INTERNATIONAL CRIMINAL COURT

 

Current ICC Chief Prosecutor Weighed Down by Predecessor

 

IRAN

 

We Don’t Actually Know Whether Iran Is Complying With The Nuclear Deal

 

Iran warns Europe against new nuke deal conditions

 

Iran Plays Chess, We Play Checkers

 

Iran Vows to ‘Follow N. Korea’ Nuke Pathway After Deal Decertification

 

 

IRAQ

 

61,000 flee Kirkuk as Iraq says Kurdish independence 'a thing of the past’

 

U.S. Downplays Iraqi-Kurdish Clashes as ‘Miscommunication’

 

These two US partners fighting ISIS are now fighting each other

 

North Korea Warns That Nuclear War Could ‘Break Out Any Moment’

 

Smartphones Are Killing Americans, But Nobody’s Counting

 

Report: FBI Uncovers Confirmation of Hillary Clinton’s Corrupt Uranium Deal with Russia

 

Soros Builds Death Star: Transfers $18 Billion to Open Society Foundations

 

Team Trump is about to let Iraq fall into Iran's hands

 

As Iraqi forces push into disputed area, U.S. "not taking sides"

 

What’s behind the dangerous escalation of tension between forces fighting ISIS in Iraq

 

Escalating crisis between Iraqi forces and Kurds seems to leave U.S. in a bind

 

Iraqi Forces Seize Kirkuk, in Blow to Kurdish Separatists

 

ISLAM

 

New Jersey: Muslim claims his wife won’t leave home alone because of “Trump’s anti-Muslim hysteria”

 

Brooklyn: Muslim driver hails cab as he abandons passenger in blazing car on highway

 

Kirkus Retracts Review of Novel About Persecution of Muslims Due to ‘Sensitivity’

 

ISRAEL

 

Israeli-“Palestinian” Arab Conflict Briefing     (Tuesday, October 17, 2017)

 

Hamas: 'Zionists' intervening in our affairs

 

Union threatened Palestinian artists with expulsion if they engaged in "normalization" with Israel

 

Ministers put kibosh on peace talks after Fatah-Hamas unity deal

 

Israel demolishes 2 homes in East Jerusalem, displacing Palestinian family of 9

 

Israel advances 1,292 settlement homes, hundreds more planned 

 

PA dismisses Israeli threat, vows to move forward with Hamas unity deal

 

‘Red Lines’ & Israel’s Military Options In Syria

 

Israel says it will not negotiate with a Hamas-based Palestinian government

 

Over 40 arrested in violent ultra-Orthodox anti-draft protests

 

Israeli settlers steal olive harvest from Nablus-area villages

 

More Israelis satisfied with their democracy than Americans, survey finds

 

After unity deal, Bennett urges Israel to exact a price from Hamas and PA 

 

Israel tries to balance Iran strategy between Trump and Putin

 

Hamas prisoner sentenced for stabbing guard with screwdriver

 

Israeli forces detain 14 Palestinians during overnight West Bank (Judea and Samaria)  raids

           

Facebook post leads cops to nab Palestinian suspected of planning attack

 

Israel’s Security Cabinet Sets Conditions for Talks with Palestinian Authority Unity Govt

 

Senior PA official: 'Cabinet decision excuse to lead to deadlock'

 

Palestinian officials begin transferring control of Gaza borders from Hamas to Fatah

 

Israeli business delegation heading to Cuba, with tacit Jerusalem consent

 

Two Jews Beaten to a Pulp by Arab Lynch Mob in Jerusalem

 

Hamas: 'Zionists' intervening in our affairs

 

Union threatened Palestinian artists with expulsion if they engaged in "normalization" with Israel

 

Ministers put kibosh on peace talks after Fatah-Hamas unity deal

 

Israel demolishes 2 homes in East Jerusalem, displacing Palestinian family of 9

 

JAPAN

 

Japanese court awards residents $5.4 million over Yokota aircraft noise

 

LEBANON

 

Lebanese Prime Minister joins coalition government with Hezbollah

 

LIBERALISM

 

George Soros’ Daughter Donates $500,000 to Planned Parenthood Votes

 

MARIJUANA

 

Marijuana DOES change your brain: Study shows daily doses of the drug inflict permanent damage on the reward center, making users dependent

 

MEDIA 

 

CNN reporter slammed for mocking polio survivor McConnell for stair assist

 

Sharyl Attkisson Pulls Back the Curtain

 

Black Fox Analyst Pins Racial Injustice On The Clinton Family

 

The New York Times Strikes Again—Says Russian Propaganda War ‘May Be Impossible To Stop’

 

NBC News boss under pressure to resign or apologize for spiking Weinstein exposé

 

CNN Adds Donte Stallworth to Killer Team of Contributors

 

Networks race to sign Ronan Farrow after Weinstein exposé

 

MICROSOFT

 

Exclusive: Microsoft responded quietly after detecting secret database hack in 2013

 

MIDDLE EAST

 

Trump Risks New Conflagration in Middle East

 

ISIS fighters killed after US strikes Yemen camps

 

MILITARY

 

US investigating ambush that left these US soldiers dead

 

Here's why the Army is worried about smartphones and fake news in future wars

 

Bergdahl Pleads Guilty to Desertion and Misbehavior

 

A faulty retelling of ‘The Vietnam War’

 

Deal for Bowe Bergdahl looks worse and worse

 

VA proposes Choice program overhaul that eliminates 30-day/40-mile rule

 

Two Marines slashed with knife on Okinawa; suspects still at large

 

NORTH ATLANTIC TREATY ORGANIZATION (NATO)

 

Saving NATO from Turkey

 

PAKISTAN

 

Navy SEALs Were Ready if Pakistan Failed to Free Family Held as Hostages

 

POLLS

 

Latest Polls

 

POVERTY

 

Team de Blasio's chaotic, costly rush to house the homeless (Mayor of New York City Bill de Blasio(D)

 

RELIGION IN AMERICA

 

The religious right carries its golden calf into Steve Bannon’s battles

 

RUSSIA       

 

The man behind a Russian troll factory

 

 Kremlin Troll Factory's Methods and Figures Revealed

 

The Crazy Flood of Tech Revelations in the Russia Investigation

 

 Russian state-run TV marks revolution's centenary with surprise series on Leon Trotsky

 

Pokemon, Facebook Russia Meddling Bombshells Turn Out To Be Duds

 

 

SCIENCE

 

Science: Whales and dolphins lead 'human-like lives' thanks to big brains, says study

 

SENATE

 

Senators reach deal to continue Obamacare health insurance subsidy payments

 

Tax Overhaul Off to Rocky Start as Senators Bicker Over Budget

 

GOP Group Goes After Manchin For Using Taxpayer Money for Luxury Renovations (US Senator of West Virginia Joe Manchin III (D)

 

Sen. Gillibrand Keynoting Brooklyn Conference With Radical Artists  (US Senator of New York  Kirsten Gillibrand (D)

 

Congress resolution defends Israel, condemns UNESCO

 

Washington Post Fact-Checker Gives McCaskill Four Pinocchios for Claiming She ‘Wasn’t Here’ When DEA Bill Passed  (US Senator of Missouri Claire McCaskill (D)

 

Ex-Trump Campaign Adviser Carter Page Is Subpoenaed By Senate Intel Committee

 

McCain blocks Defense nominees to get Afghanistan war info (US Senator of Arizona John McCain (R)

 

McConnell Floats Names of Failed Tea Party Candidates in Response to Bannon Threat

 

Collins: Trump should back effort to resume health subsidy (US Senator of Maine Susan M Collins (R)

 

Bernie Sanders Lends Support to U. Chicago Grad Students’ Unionization Effort (US Senator of Vermont Bernie Sanders (I-Socialist)

 

Schumer: Trump must withdraw drug czar pick  (Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-New York)

 

Flashback: Murphy Called Bergdahl an ‘American Hero’ in 2014 (US Senator of Connecticut Chris Murphy (D)

 

Callista Gingrich confirmed as Trump's ambassador to Vatican

 

Senators approve resolution honoring Las Vegas shooting victims

 

McCain slams 'half-baked, spurious nationalism' 

 

Sen. Hatch responds to "60 Minutes" report about opioid epidemic  (US Senator of Utah Orrin Hatch (R)

 

Senator introduces repeal of 2016 law after "60 Minutes" opioid report

 

Booker mocks Trump: 'Careful tweeting' isn't required to be president  (US Senator of New Jersey Cory Booker (D)

 

 

SOCIAL MEDIA

 

Anthony Scaramucci: 'Political genius' Donald Trump beat Hillary Clinton thanks to Twitter

 

SOCIAL SECURITY

 

Social Security's Raw Deal For The Poor

 

SOUTH KOREA 

 

220,000 Koreans gave up citizenship 2007-2016

 

N.Korean Propaganda Leaflets Found on Cheong Wa Dae Grounds

 

Typhoon Lan heading toward Korean Peninsula

 

Tougher Security Checks on U.S.-Bound Flights

 

Trump to make two-day state visit

 

SNU Slips Out of Top 10 in Asian University Rankings

 

Moon stresses defense capabilities for peace  (President Moon Jae-in)

 

Nearly 8,000 Teens Treated for Alcohol Abuse

 

Korea Falls Below China in FIFA Rankings

 

SPAIN

 

Catalan pro-independence leaders jailed amid sedition claims

 

SPORTS

 

Monday Night Football ratings hit season low as NFL owners meet in New York to address ongoing controversy surrounding players protesting during the national anthem

 

Jacksonville Jaguars President Apologizes to City Official for the Team Kneeling During National Anthem in London

 

Report: NFL Owners, Players Won’t Discuss National Anthem Rule Change With Goodell

 

Video: High School Football Coach Punches Student Athlete In The Stomach

 

NFL: Blame the media for enflaming tensions

 

San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich: Trump is 'a soulless coward' who is 'unfit' for office

 

Frenzied N.B.A. Off-Season Has Little Effect on Warriors

 

NFL seeks to prevent take-a-knee protests at fall meeting as ratings drop

 

Wisconsin gov. says NFL players should stop anthem protests

 

Colin Kaepernick is a deceitful hypocrite, and his defenders have double standards

 

Out-of-touch kneeling NFL players are starting to ruin emotional attachment to football

 

Jarrett: Kaepernick's case against the NFL is as lame as his skills at quarterback

 

Louisville fires coach Rick Pitino amid federal probe

 

Amid national anthem debate, NFL endorses a bipartisan criminal-justice reform bill

 

MLB Scoreboard

 

NHL Scoreboard

 

NFL Scoreboard

 

 

STATES

 

Latest Poll Shows Gillespie Ahead of Northam in Virginia Governor’s Race

 

Hmm: Are Democrats Starting to 'Panic' Over the Virginia Governor's Race?

 

Conn. condo association tells Vietnam veteran to take down Navy flag

 

Will Jersey voters fall for happy fantasies?

 

Florida commuter train crashes into a car stuck on the tracks killing the two people inside

 

California firefighters make progress in battle against raging blazes

 

Bodies of two missing California hikers found locked in embrace, police say

 

Stunner! California governor protects religious institutions

 

California wildfire death toll continues to rise

 

Florida governor declares state of emergency in advance of Richard Spencer event

 

After the California Fires, Cleanup Poses More Health Risks

 

A bone shard, a molar, an artificial hip — the grim task of finding victims of the California fires

 

California: Wildfire death toll hits 41 as survivors face long road to recovery

 

Fearless goat-herding dog refuses to abandon flock amid deadly California wildfires only for desperate family to return to their destroyed home and find him AND the goats still alive (albeit a little singed) 

 

 

STATE DEPARTMENT

 

State Dept. Reveals 2,800 Documents From Huma Abedin Found on Anthony Weiner’s Computer

 

Kerry On Edge As Legacy Crumbles  (Former US Secretary of State John Kerry)

 

SUPREME COURT 

 

Supreme Court to decide if U.S. agents can obtain emails stored overseas by Microsoft

 

Elena Kagan: The Supreme Court is a 'textualist court' that reasons more like Scalia than Breyer

 

SYRIA 

 

As Raqqa falls, US left picking up pieces of a shattered Middle East

 

Robert Fisk Isis has lost Raqqa – where will their fighters head to next?

 

U.S.-backed forces celebrate in Raqqa after ISIS fighters surrender

 

The defeat of Isis in Raqqa will bring problems for Syria's Kurds

 

Baking recipes, religious sermons... and an enormous catalogue of PORN: The online life of an ISIS jihadi bride is revealed on a laptop captured in Raqqa 

 

 

TAIWAN

 

China puts rare pressure on US over Taiwan relationship

 

North Korea Link Suspected in Taiwan Bank Cyberheist

 

Does China Really Pose a Threat to Taiwan?

 

U.S. Softens China FX Criticism, Cuts Taiwan From Watch List

 

 

TECHNOLOGY

 

Get ready for "unlimited data" of 5G networks in 2019

 

Apple's diversity chief apologizes after saying that a room of '12 white, blue-eyed blonde men' can be diverse

 

 

TRADE

 

Nafta Deadlock Forces Ministers to Extend Talks Into 2018

 

Stephen Moore: NAFTA 2.0 Must Strengthen Intellectual Property Rights

 

How a group of Florida tomato growers could help derail NAFTA

 

 

TURKEY

 

Turkey's leader: Does EU want us in the bloc, or not?

 

What to do about Turkey?

 

Cartoonists in Turkey face growing government repression

 

 

UNITED KINGDOM (BRITAIN)

 

FTSE 100 ends lower as U.K. inflation hits 5-year high

 

UK economy approaches 'tipping point'

 

Childline: More than 60 children a day call with suicidal thoughts

 

Theresa May and EU President want to 'accelerate' Brexit talks (British Prime Minister Theresa May)

 

'Theresa May Engages in Doublespeak on Brexit'

 

Why Orthodox Jews are flocking to this gritty English town

 

UK: Muslim migrant rapes woman 2 weeks after being allowed to stay in country, screams “Allah is going to get you”

 

UK intelligence chief says terror threat is worst of career

 

NHS Data loss scandal deepens with further 162,000 files missing

 

Pound coin chaos as parking machines and shops fail to meet Royal Mint deadline 

 

Boundary reform Ministers urged to ditch plans to cut number of MPs by 50

 

At least 3 killed as storm Ophelia hits Ireland

                                                                                                               

Jeremy Corbyn Labour leader urges Twitter and Facebook to tackle religious hatred

 

One dead and two hurt in Tube stabbing

 

Parsons Green stabbing leaves one man dead and two injured  

 

Homeless given one-way train tickets

 

Jobs Automation will affect one in five jobs across the UK, says study

 

Three killed as storm sweeps into Ireland

                                                                                          

SNP economic group to ‘recommend creation of Scottish pound’

 

 'Prolific' paedophile's 100-plus offences

 

Midwife shortages Home births fall to 15-year low in England and Wales

 

'Smoke smell' forces flights to land

 

Prince Harry meets 'amazingly brave' children with serious illnesses 

 

Boy raped by Cyril Smith, inquiry told

 

'Truly evil' Cambridge graduate admits 137 online sexual abuse crimes

 

Hard Brexit ‘threatens scientific research’ at Scots universities

 

Storm Ophelia: Nearly 50 flights from Scotland cancelled

 

Bill Clinton stuns Ireland by defying weather warnings to wander the streets of Dublin and take selfies during country's worst Hurricane in 50 years as Hillary hobbles around with broken toe on UK book tour

 

UNITED NATIONS

 

More Serial Human Rights Abusers Elected to UN Human Rights Council

 

UN Accused of ‘Blackmailing’ Israeli Telecomm Company to Cut Services to

 

Exclusive: UN report on Rohingya hunger is shelved at Myanmar's request

 

VATICAN

 

Bishops use Pope’s teaching to push homosexuality at 2018 World Meeting of Families

 

 

WHITE HOUSE

 

Daily Presidential Tracking Poll

 

White House warns Hawaii judge's travel ban block could jeopardize national security

 

Trump doubles down as official confirms Obama didn't call Gen. Kelly after son died in war

 

A short-term health deal by senators _ with Trump's blessing

 

Trump Backs Temporary Obamacare Fix, but Thinks Votes Are There for Obamacare Replacement

 

'He's a fat, f***ing liar': Families of fallen soldiers slam Trump for saying past presidents never called them - as one reveals Bush 'listened while I screamed at him and then held me as I sobbed'

 

To Fix Everything Wrong With Obama's Failed Iran Nuke Deal, Trump Had To Decertify It

 

Trump: I know how Bannon feels about Republicans

 

Trump trashes Obama’s ‘imperial’ presidency, dismantles legally dubious executive orders

 

Key moments from Trump's wide-ranging press conference with McConnell  (Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Kentucky)

 

Trump suggests Obama didn't call families of fallen soldiers

 

 After revolt against establishment Republicans, Trump stands by ‘friend’ McConnell

 

Trump chides Hillary Clinton for defending NFL protests: ‘Please run again!’

 

Mike Pence could be antidote to Trump  (Vice-President Mike Pence)

 

From press leaks to tweetstorms: Trump changes flow of White House information

 

The Founding Fathers provided us with a way out of troubled presidency — the direct, doable process of impeachment

 

Trump declines to express confidence in drug czar nominee, will declare opioid crisis next week

 

Ex-Joint Chiefs chairman fires back at Trump: Obama, Bush 'cared deeply' for fallen soldiers

 

Trump’s Cabinet is the absolute best of all time. Ever.

 

Under Mr. Trump, America Surrenders

 

Trump calls for short-term Obamacare fix and reaches out to Republican leaders

 

Following Michelle: White House photographer Amanda Lucidon reveals her favorite photos of the former First Lady

 

 

 

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