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Wednesday, October 18, 2017

 

CELEBRATING 241 YEARS OF LIBERTY AND FREEDOM  

 

 

In Today’s Issue: 

 

ABORTION

 

Here's an Honest Answer to That Dumb Twitter Rant on Abortion

 

Free-trade policies boost abortions, infertility and abuse, White House document says

 

Activists Vow To Drive Abortion Provider Out of Bethesda

 

Trump admin. preventing immigrant minor from getting abortion, ACLU says

 

Kentucky’s Last Remaining Abortion Clinic Could Be Forced to Shut Its Doors

 

New study shows why it's so hard to get abortion coverage right

 

Undocumented Minors Who Suffered Rape May Be Denied Abortions In Government Custody

 

Internal White House documents allege manufacturing decline increases abortions, infertility, and spousal abuse

 

Ireland is about to legalize abortion. Here’s the sad story of how it happened

 

AFRICA

 

The terror group as brutal as ISIS

 

 Deadly ambush in Niger could be Trump's 'Benghazi': Democrat Frederica Wilson

 

Somalia: Bombing may have been revenge for botched US-led operation

 

Kenya 'unable' to hold credible election

 

AIRLINES

 

 Chicago fires 2 security officers in United passenger dragging case

 

AUSTRALIA

 

Six fishermen missing off Australia coast

 

CANADA

 

'This is a really big deal': Canada natural gas emissions far worse than feared

 

Boeing says Bombardier CSeries jets may face hefty duties despite Airbus deal

 

 

CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL AND PREVENTION (CDC)

 

Drug ODs killed more Americans last year than Vietnam War

 

COMMUNIST CHINA 

 

China's Prospects Are Bright But Challenges Are Severe, Xi Tells Congress  (Communist Chinese dictator Xi Jinping) 

 

COMMUNIST NORTH KOREA

 

How North Korea Built An Army of Hackers: Q&A  

 

Americans have long been wary of military action in North Korea

 

Hillary Clinton knocks Trump's 'aggressive' stance on North Korea in Seoul

 

 

COPORATE AMERICA

 

Amazon Studios exec Roy Price resigns after harassment claim

 

The groveling to win Amazon's new headquarters has gotten embarrassing. Stop it

 

 

COURTS

 

MS-13 gang members plead guilty to their roles in murder of 15-year-old girl who was stabbed 13 times with a knife and wooden stake

 

Joint custody order rescinded for rapist after outcry

 

Judge says Flint has to choose long-term source of drinking water by next week

 

Md. man indicted for hate crime in student's slaying

 

Appeals court tosses $72 million award in talcum powder case

 

Report: Mom killed kids in oven, called dad on video chat

 

Cherokee Nation, grappling with opioid crisis, takes legal action

 

Federal Judge Blocks Newest Version of Trump Travel Ban

 

Camp counselor gets 25 years for sexually abusing minor

 

CRIME IN AMERICA

 

Hero Mandalay Bay security guard is a victim, police say, as MGM reveal he is NOT missing and will tell his story when ready after he vanished hours before scheduled Hannity interview 

 

More charges possible for woman accused of tryst with underage boy students after lewd video surfaces

 

Texas man arrested over $1.2M stolen fajitas scheme

 

 

DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL COMMITTEE (DNC)

 

DNC chairman aims for diversity with delegate nominations

 

 

DEMOCRATS (MARXISTS)

 

Democrats & Dictators (How Hillary reacted when face-to-face with the world's real tyrants.)

 

Yes, The Russia Scandal Is Real — And It Involves Hillary Clinton

 

 

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

  

18 states sue Betsy DeVos over Obama-era regulation on for-profit colleges  (Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos)

 

DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

 

Sean Spicer interviewed by Robert Mueller's team  (Former White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer/ Justice Department special counsel former FBI Director Robert Mueller)

 

Robert Mueller spoke to cybersecurity expert who claims he was recruited to collude with the Russians: Report

 

ECONOMY

 

Dow’s historic close above 23,000 belies a flicker of weakness

 

Asia shares sit on gains, await word from China's Xi

 

Dollar dips into the red, as euro climbs higher

 

Caution Prevails as China Party Congress Begins: Markets Wrap

 

Gold settles lower, then edges up in electronic trade after Fed Beige Book

 

EDUCATION

 

Philando Castile fundraiser wipes out student lunch debt in St. Paul

 

How federally funded sex education sexualizes schoolchildren

 

What the plagiarist principal should copy next  (Joseph Scarmato, the principal of Staten Island’s Tottenville HS, stands exposed as a plagiarist. How can he do his job now — unless he punishes himself? After all, he apparently...)

 

 Cheerleaders apparently thought screaming ‘f–k n–gers’ was the height of wit

 

 

EGYPT

 

Ancient Egypt 'was brought down by volcanoes and climate change'

 

ENERGY

  

Oil ekes out 3-week high as U.S. crude supplies drop, but product stocks rise

 

Energy Prices

 

 

 

ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA)

 

Mr. Trump Outdoes Himself in Picking a Conflicted Regulator (Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt)

 

 

EUROPE

 

Ukraine protesters clash with riot police

 

EUROPEAN UNION

 

Germany’s DAX rallies to another record close as euro slides

 

FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION (FBI) 

 

Team Obama’s stunning cover-up of Russian crimes

 

 

FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION (FCC)

 

Dems urge FCC head to take tougher stance against Trump's media attacks

 

FEDERAL RESERVE

 

Janet Yellen deserves a second term as Fed chair (Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen)

 

FRANCE

 

 'Obscene? Pornographic?' – Louvre deems sexually explicit sculpture too risqué

 

 

GERMANY

 

700 police officers conduct raids across NRW over Hells Angels ban

 

GOOGLE 


Google Envisions Future of 'Taxibots' in Major Cities

 

HEALTH CARE

 

Dad speaks out after hospital denies son's kidney transplant

 

How to avoid catching a disease from public toilets: A doctor answers the most common question she hears from patients - as California battles a toilet-related hepatitis outbreak

 

HISTORY

 

Kentucky city removes 2 Confederate statues

 

HOLLYWOOD

 

Condemning Harvey, Still Clinging to Bill and Teddy

 

Hillary and Harvey’s Shared Fate

 

Lana Del Rey sang about Harvey Weinstein in 2012

 

Why Hollywood is the perfect hunting ground for pervs

 

 

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

 

Trey Gowdy: Samantha Power testified that intel officials made 'unmasking' requests in her name   (US Representative of South Carolina Trey Gowdy (R)

 

 

IMMIGRATION AND CUSTOMS ENFORCEMENT (ICE)

 

ICE pledges crackdown on employers

 

INDONESIA

 

US knew about Indonesia 1960s massacres

 

IRAN

 

Jets-for-jihadis newest wrinkle in Iran-deal probe (Rogue nation's actions would be considered 'blatant violation of international law.')

 

Bolton warns Trump: Just scrap whole Iran deal

 

ISLAM

 

 

Can Islam Help Us Prevent More Sexual Abuse Scandals?

 

MEDIA 

 

The Media’s Smallest Genocide in Puerto Rico (The fake news genocide falls apart.)

 

Memphis newspaper executive, 44, and urban explorer dies after falling from 20th  floor of downtown Chicago hotel while taking photos

 

Larry King’s family wants him to end ‘miserable’ marriage

 

Why does the public hate the news media?

 

O'Keefe gets New York Times editor on video

 

MIDDLE EAST

 

Islamic State’s ‘caliphate’ nearly dissolved, but ideology and operations spread around world

 

MILITARY

 

Bowe Bergdahl Pleads Guilty to Desertion and Misbehavior

 

United States prepares for the worst with North Korea

 

Trump Defeats ISIS In Months — After Years Of Excuses From Obama

 

Maryland man indicted for hate crime in new soldier's slaying

 

Firm pays $2.6M settlement after hiring base guards in Iraq who US says couldn’t shoot

 

How US Army Europe’s outgoing general got the Pentagon’s attention

 

They 'made us proud': Remembering 2 young soldiers killed in Fort Jackson crash

 

DOD mulls more money for reservists who travel a long way to serve

 

Bowe Bergdahl says Trump is preventing him from receiving a fair sentence

 

 

PHARMACEUTICAL INDUSTRY

 

PhRMA calls for repeal of law detailed in opioid report

 

 

POLITICS

 

Biden and Kasich claim political center, turn bipartisan talk against Trump

 

RACISM

 

Wall Street analyst defends his right to make racist rant

 

RUSSIA

 

How America has failed to contain Russia

 

How Russians meddled in the 1938 election

 

 

SENATE

 

Fox News poll: GOP, Dem candidates tied in Alabama Senate race

 

Senators demand info on deadly Niger ambush

 

McCain gives Senate GOP enough votes to pass budget, a boost for Trump’s tax plan  (US Senator of Arizona John McCain (R)

 

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

 

2 Senators Have Deal on Health Subsidies That Trump Cut Off

 

Senate budget, key to tax reform, passes initial test vote

 

Another last-ditch effort to overhaul Obamacare stalls within hours of its release

 

Longtime foes on foreign policy, McCain and Biden form alliance against Trumpism

 

In key test for prosecutors, a judge keeps alive the bribery case against Sen. Menendez  (US Senator of New Jersey Robert Menendez (D)

 

Bannon becomes threat for Senate GOP on taxes  

 

Rand Paul: John McCain and Lindsey Graham 'parading' as conservatives, need to be 'called out'

 

 

SOCIAL MEDIA

 

Beware the Rape Allegation Bandwagon

 

Over 12M "Me Too" Facebook posts, comments, reactions in 24 hours

 

New York Times’ social media policy only hides political bias, doesn’t eliminate it

 

 

SPORTS

 

Judge delays Ezekiel Elliott's six-game suspension AGAIN with a restraining order: Dallas Cowboys running back will be allowed to play this Sunday as domestic violence saga continues

 

Celtic Gordon Hayward suffers gruesome leg injury

 

Kids in youth football may take more hard head hits than we think: Study

 

NFL, players reportedly never talked anthem policy despite growing tension

 

NFL commissioner addresses media amid national anthem protests

 

MLB Scoreboard

 

NHL Scoreboard

 

NBA Scoreboard

 

STATES

 

 

Hot air balloon operator who crashed into powerlines killing 16 was on a cocktail of drugs including Valium, oxycodone and Benadryl

 

As wine country fires dim, a new blaze breaks out in Calif.

 

Wildfire prompts evacuation of Mt. Wilson Observatory and threatens communication towers

 

Women Denounce Harassment in California’s Capital

 

Firefighters continue to gain ground on deadly Northern California blazes

 

Is this what's behind America's mega-wildfires? 

 

SYRIA

 

ISIS Loses its “Caliphate” Capital  (ISIS territory in Syria continues to shrink under US-led coalition pressure.)

 

Victory in Raqqa, the city ISIS considered its capital, came at a price

 

Inside Raqqa, With the Fighters Who Drove Off ISIS

 

THAILAND

 

After year in coffin, Thai king’s body prepared for royal cremation

 

 

UNITED KINGDOM (BRITAIN)

 

FTSE 100 ends higher as weak wages keep pound under pressure

 

 Reversing Brexit would have ‘significant’ impact on UK economy

 

Terrorism UK facing most severe threat ever, warns MI5 chief

 

Army could be deployed to protect the border if Britain leaves the EU without a Brexit deal

 

Brexit Cabinet split as Amber Rudd says no-deal ‘unthinkable’

 

'Like the Blitz': OECD warns UK of lasting damage Brexit could cause

 

Shell to open electric vehicle charging points at UK petrol stations

 

In London, black cabs win a battle against Uber. But is the war over? 

 

Labour calls for immediate end to use of vaginal mesh implants

 

Nurse language tests overhauled after complaints they too difficult

 

PM will not reduce six-week wait despite MPs' warnings

 

Hospital performance slumps across UK

 

Traffic jams on major UK roads cost economy around £9bn

 

MPs to debate Universal Credit extension

 

Man killed in stabbing at Parsons Green tube station ‘for confronting drug dealer’

 

UK's worst traffic jams revealed

 

Sainsbury’s Supermarket to cut 2,000 jobs across UK

 

Pre-sex HIV drug 'no-brainer" for NHS

 

Hundreds of thousands remain without power across UK and Ireland

 

UK Company director 'faked his own death' to avoid disqualification

 

WHITE HOUSE

 

Jared Kushner adds Charles Harder to legal team

 

Trump to slain soldier’s widow: ‘He knew what he signed up for’

 

Politics and the fallen: Trump hasn't called all families

 

Firm behind anti-Trump dossier labeled critic a 'pedophile,' 'extortionist' and 'drug trafficker'

 

President pitches tax plan as a chance to 'renew the American dream'

 

Trump urges Americans to use ‘Merry Christmas’ at holidays

 

The Obamas hosted John Kelly's family at the White House 6 months after their son died

 

‘Somebody screwed up here’: Trump’s 12 days of silence on the combat deaths of four soldiers

 

Trump's wealth falls in latest Forbes 400 list

 

Trump says world is adjusting to his leadership

 

White House releases details of Trump’s 5-nation tour of Asia

 

Kelly tried to keep his son’s death out of politics. Trump had other ideas.

 

President Trump cooks up a soufflé of dysfunction

 

Trump’s Self-Absorption on War Deaths

 

Hey, foreign leaders: Here’s what you need to know about Trump

 

Is the president a patriot?

 

Trump warns McCain he’ll ‘fight back and it won’t be pretty’

 

Trump's not just the head of state. He's the 'talent'

 

The Obamas hosted John Kelly's family at the White House 6 months after their son died

 

Trump Executive Order Unravels Obamacare Redistribution Scheme 

 

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