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Saturday, October 21, 2017

 

CELEBRATING 241 YEARS OF LIBERTY AND FREEDOM  

 

 

 

In Today’s Issue: 

 

ABORTION

 

'Aborter of 6, Redeemed by Jesus'

 

Illegal immigrant’s abortion demand turns into major battle over Constitution

 

This Abortion Clinic Has Denied Claims It Rewards Staff For Encouraging Terminations

 

Abortion Ideologues Subvert a Woman’s Rights

 

Ballot proposal draws concern from abortion-rights backers (Florida)

 

Appeals court delays abortion for immigrant held in federal detention

 

Appeals court delays abortion for undocumented teen; gives government time to find her a sponsor

 

Appeals court delays abortion for illegal-alien teen

 

DC Circuit Declines to Allow Pregnant Undocumented Teen to Get Abortion, for Now

 

U.S. abortion rate falls 25 percent, but procedure is still common

 

Case Considers Unaccompanied Minor's Right To Have An Abortion

 

The Trump administration just made its most Orwellian attack on abortion

 

Suspicious package at Dallas abortion clinic was a hoax 'to create fear and alarm'

 

'Doll' Found at Abortion Center Meant to Incite Fear, Scare Off Peaceful Protesters

 

Rauner's support slips w/abortion bill (Governor of Illinois Bruce Rauner (R)

 

The U.S. government can't hold undocumented pregnant teens hostage when they want an abortion

 

Abortion clinic accused of paying staff bonuses for persuading women to terminate pregnancies (United Kingdom)

 

‘Burn the pope’: Pro-abortion feminists try to set fire to Cathedral in Argentina

 

 

AFGHANISTAN

 

Rights Group Says Afghanistan Failing to Educate Girls

 

Afghan troops go AWOL in U.S.; IG says wastes taxpayer money, poses security threat

 

AFRICA

 

Somalia's death toll at 358 as 'state of war' planned

 

13 soldiers killed in latest attack on Niger's military

 

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Personal Health

 
ASIA

 

Thousands of Rohingya fight for survival at Bangladesh border

 

 

AUSTRALIA

 

Coalition says airport workers to be tested for explosives under security crackdown

 

Can a man-made Great Barrier Reef help save the real one?

 

 

CANADA

 

Trudeau reluctant to reveal too much on Quebec's face-covering law: Aaron Wherry (Canadian Prime Minister Prime Minister Justin Trudeau)

 

Muslim student in Canada posts hate screed, “Be proud of this country? For what, over 400 years of genocide?”

 

So, who in Canada actually applied to be Amazon's next HQ2?

 

Fallout from Motherisk's flawed tests a national tragedy

 

Woman stabbed in ‘random attack’ in Lawrence Park

 

Thousands of Canadians live in the U.S. on NAFTA permits. What happens if Trump kills the treaty?

 

Teens stabbed near Scarborough school in stable condition: police

 

Mississauga woman charged in immigration scam  

 

CARIBBEAN

 

Many Trump voters who got hurricane relief in Texas aren’t sure Puerto Ricans should

 

'Sea of plastic': How pristine Caribbean waters are being choked by bottles and bags after hurricane season storms wash garbage into the ocean

 

CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL AND PREVENTION (CDC)

  

Backyard chicken trend causes spike in infections, 1 fatal

 

COMEDY

 

Is Alec Baldwin going to run for president? SNL star teases the tantalizing prospect of going up against Trump as he tweets about 'how entertaining the debates would be'

 

 

COMMUNIST CHINA 

 

China Says it Will Continue Talking With North Korea, as Trump Seeks Tougher Action

 

The Only Taiwanese Delegate at the 19th  Party Congress Is Not a Taiwan Citizen

 

Max Hastings: A bitter China is marching to global domination which may lead to a conflict with the US - and the worst world war in history... 

 

 

COMMUNIST CUBA

 

Total number of US victims in Cuba attacks rises to 24

 

Number of U.S. Diplomats Who Have Suffered From Attacks in Cuba Rises to 24

 

 

COMMUNIST NORTH KOREA

 

World superpowers bear down on Kim Jong-un to demand North Korea disarm nuclear weapons

 

CONGRESS

 

Company behind anti-Trump intel dossier asks court to block Congress from reviewing records

 

 

COPORATE AMERICA

 

Harassment Claims at Amazon Stir Diversity Worries

 

How de Blasio and Cuomo made NYC a rotten suitor for Amazon

 

A very strange way to woo Amazon  (Does Mayor de Blasio (D) really want Amazon to choose New York City for its second headquarters? Judging by his public comments, the answer is . . . well, we don’t really know....)

 

COURTS

 

Lawsuit: Prison did nothing as fungus ruined inmate's brain

 

'Underwear bomber' gets his panties in a twist

 

 

CRIME IN AMERICA

 

Possible serial killer "terrorizing" Florida neighborhood

 

Stephen Paddock's Las Vegas hotel room won't be rented out again

 

Muslim refugee in Obama 'Welcoming City' busted for pedophilia

 

Authorities: Several teens in custody after rock thrown from I-75 overpass in Michigan, killing man

 

Md. case of rape allegation that caught White House attention quietly ends

 

"I ain't going to lie, I did it," teacher-beating suspect allegedly says

 

Body Cameras Have No Effect on Police Actions, Study Says

 

Mom arrested for allegedly selling drugs to teens

 

Missing US hikers died in 'murder-suicide'

 

 

CYBER ATTACK

 

US Warns Public About Attacks on Energy, Industrial Firms

 

DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL COMMITTEE (DNC)

 

DNC Votes Down Resolution Demanding Sanders Join Democratic Party

 

 

DEMOCRATS (MARXISTS)

 

Dems aim to boost black turnout in Virginia governor's race

 

Hillary Clinton: ‘I really tried to get out of going’ to Trump inauguration

 

 

DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

 

Why is Jeff Sessions hiding the Uranium One informant? (US Attorney General Jeff Sessions)

 

The Obama Administration’s Uranium One Scandal

 

Justice Department says Obama-era medical marijuana prosecution wasn't allowed

 

ECONOMY

 

The Dow is telling the most important story about Trump

 

EDUCATION

 

Why Should We Care About Crackpot Professors?

 

Schools saying no to the really insensitive, the overly creepy and the too controversial

 

No Twitter Teddybears for Socialist Students Threatening to Shoot President

 

My teacher, the predator

 

Ohio State denies request to have Richard Spencer speak on campus

 

LSU reinstates alcohol ban a month after student's death

 

A black protester hugged a white nationalist outside Richard Spencer’s talk. ‘Why do you hate me?’ he asked.

 

Teacher fired for throwing dildo-filled classroom party

 

EGYPT

 

54 Egyptian police killed in ambush, say officials

 

Egypt: Irish-Egyptian man freed after four years in jail over protest

 

ELECTION 2020

 

'He's running': James Comey's alleged Twitter account tweets from Iowa, fueling 2020 quips

 

ENERGY

 

Energy Prices

 

G.O.P. Seizes Chance to Open Oil Drilling in Arctic Refuge

 

Why coal and nuclear aren't going anywhere

 

ENVIRONMENT

 

Sea levels have been rising for 10,000 years

 

ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA) 

 

EPA’s Pruitt abolishes ‘sue and settle’ (Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt)

 

 

EUROPE

 

Vikings Razed the Forests. Can Iceland Regrow Them?

 

Norway: Women take top three jobs in government

 

EUROPEAN UNION

 

Surge For Right-Wing Eurosceptic ‘Czech Trump’ at Worst Election in Czech History for Left Party

 

Swedish politicians call for Army to be deployed to No-Go Zones

 

Hungary fears Soros influence could force out Orban, open doors to Muslim migrants

 

Amid doctors' hunger strike, Poland may boost health budget

 

 

FEDERAL ELECTION COMMISSION (FEC)

 

Turley Warns of ‘Reckless and Chilling’ Attacks on Free Speech by Regulating Drudge, Other Websites

 

FEDERAL RESERVE

 

Janet Yellen gives rare speech as Trump decides her fate    (Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen)

 

FRANCE

 

Crime down but misery persists one year since Calais camp evacuation

 

GERMANY

 

4 stabbed at Munich train station; 1 arrested

 

Suspect arrested in Munich knife assault: police

 

GOP

 

Bannon bashes George W. Bush to California Republicans

 

Bannon on Fire in CA: Three Standing Ovations at GOP Convention Keynote

 

George W. Bush Drops His Mask on Russian Election Collusion and Globalism (Former President George W Bush)

 

What Dubya missed about nationalism

 

Steve Bannon isn’t as influential as he likes to think

 

 

HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

 

Georgia lawmaker and wife of Trump's former health secretary wants HIV patients to be QUARANTINED to curb the rate of infections

 

Trump's right about plan for 'bailing out' health insurers

 

More cancer patients now have insurance because of Obamacare

 

Trump administration’s ACA enrollment schedule may lock millions into unwanted plans

 

 

HEALTH CARE

 

GOP eyes move to lower premiums right before 2018 elections

 

Who Says We Spend 'Too Much' On Health Care?

 

E-cigarettes can trigger deadly lung diseases as easily as tobacco products, study says

 

Jambalaya at fundraiser may have sickened dozens, killed 1

 

How long does it take YOU to grasp this reading test? If you struggle, it could be an early sign of dementia, scientists claim

 

HOLLYWOOD

 

Bozell & Graham: Hollywood Never Apologizes For Ultraviolence

 

1980s actress Heather Kerr says Harvey Weinstein made her touch his genitals

 

HOLOCAUST

 

Subway art in memory of Holocaust victims (Vienna subway remembers city’s little-known apartment concentration camps.)

 

HOMOSEXUALITY

 

'Church Clarity' Website Seeks to Out Churches on LGBTQ Issues Using Crowdsourcing

 

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

 

Maxine Waters Bashes Trump...at an AIDS Walk  (US Representative of California Maxine Waters (D)

 

Conservatives drop demands for bigger spending cuts to get to tax reform

 

Paul Ryan says tax overhaul will include a bracket aimed at the wealthy  (Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-Wisconsin)

 

Financial industry worried GOP tax plan will change 401(k)s

 

Paul Ryan: Both left and right playing ‘identity politics’

 

Rep. Frederica Wilson misplays the race card

 

HUMAN TRAFFICKING

 

Why Is It Hard to Bust Human Traffickers?

 

INDIA

 

India Might Finally Terminate Their Stealth Fighter Program With Russia

 

US woos India into 100-year alliance against China

 

INDONESIA

 

Public trumps private in Widodo’s Indonesia

 

IRAN

 

Abandoning our Kurdish allies is a win for our Iranian enemies

 

Iran Saps Strength of Revolutionary Guards With Arrests and Cutbacks

 

IRAQ

 

Iraqi Army: No intention to enter Kurdistan

 

60 Saudi firms participate in Baghdad trade fair

 

Has American Policy Created a Monster in Iraq?


Baghdad trade fair strengthens Saudi-Iraqi economic ties

 

ISLAM

 

Minnesota: Club president says he is “kind of” pro-free speech, but cancels event critical of Islam

 

ISRAEL

 

Israeli-“Palestinian” Arab Conflict Briefing     (Saturday, October 21, 2017)

 

Netanyahu Rejects IDF Choices for Military Secretary, Wants Commander Who Told Troops to Fight in God’s Name (Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu/ Israel Defense Forces)

 

PM appoints new chief negotiator for release of Israelis held in Gaza

 

Israeli forces shoot, injure Palestinian teen sailing off Gaza coast

 

Syria: Opposition Shoots into Israel to Give IDF Pretext for Retaliation

 

Israel believes rocket fire from Syria may have been deliberateIsraeli forces detain Palestinian for allegedly planning vehicular attack

 

Livni warns: Netanyahu's anti-NGO steps are steering Israel towards McCarthyism (Hatnuah Chairwoman Tzipi Livni )

 

Hevron: Jewish boy injured by rock-throwing Arab terrorist  

 

Prime Minister Netanyahu lobbies for Iraqi Kurds

 

Ashrawi: Israeli settlement activity in the West Bank (Judea and Samaria)  amounts to war crimes 

 

Germany gives green light to controversial submarine deal, Israeli sources say

 

PA Arabs steal over 25 tons of produce from Jewish greenhouses

 

‘Healing Ink’: Tattoo artists cover terror victims’ scars  

 

Israeli forces raid refugee camp, ransack homes in search of weapons

 

Israel condemns deadly attack on Egyptian policemen

 

JAPAN

 

Typhoon Lan expected to lash Japan this weekend

 

LOBBYISTS

 

Amazon spends $3.4M on lobbying in record quarter

 

Former White House Cabinet Members, Governors Form Group to Lobby in Favor of Dream Act

 

Boom times: Lobbyists riding high in the Trump era

 

 

MARIJUANA

 

Fires leave marijuana crops scorched, threatening a nascent industry as California prepares for legal sales

 

MEDIA 

 

MacCallum rips Lawrence O'Donnell's monologue on Kelly: 'How do you get away with that?'

 

Time Magazine: Senate Republicans Finally Got Something Done. They Should Thank Steve Bannon

 

Breitbart fabricated fake story immigrant started deadly Sonoma fires'

 

‘Megyn Kelly Today’ Continues to Experience Subpar Viewership Ratings

 

There's One Russia Scandal The Press Doesn't Want You To Know About

 

MIDDLE EAST

 

Yemen Close schools and send our children to war, urges minister

 

MILITARY

 

Air Force may recall 1,000 retired military pilots to address 'acute shortage'

 

Sgt. La David Johnson, one of 4 U.S. troops killed in Niger and center of political fight, is laid to rest

 

Fallen soldier remembered at Florida viewing

 

Mattis, McCain meet a day after subpoena threat   (Secretary of Defense James Mattis)

 

Pentagon Questions Conflicting Accounts in Niger Ambush

 

Army Special Forces medic to receive Medal of Honor on Monday

 

Army vet killed in Vegas shooting left funeral instructions: ‘Remember me for who I was’

 

VA seeking donations for health care facilities

 

New hull crack, typhoon divert collision-damaged USS McCain to Philippines

 

Veterans with 'bad paper' won't get new VA ID cards

 

Bergdahl saga set to enter sentencing phase

 

Peter Yarrow to Perform at ‘Women for Peace’ Rally Outside Pentagon

 

Niger ambush that left 4 US soldiers dead related to 'massive intelligence failure': Report

 

MISSILE DEFENSE

 

Where North Korean rockets meet US antimissile shields

 

 

NATIONAL ASSOCIATION FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF COLORED PEOPLE (NAACP)

 

NAACP Names New Leader for More Active Future

 

PAKISTAN

 

Pakistan Builds Afghan Border Fence in Effort to Reduce Terrorist Attacks

 

Pakistan’s economy teeters on all fronts

 

PRISONS

 

Think prison labor is a form of slavery? Think again

 

RUSSIA

 

Russia’s free pass to undermine British democracy

 

Why does Putin want to control Ukraine? Ask Stalin.  (Russian President Vladimir V Putin)

 

 

SENATE

 

Roy Moore's slim lead adds to worries about Steve Bannon-Republican Party feud

 

Roy Moore failed to disclose $540,000 promissory note to IRS when he filed his Senate candidacy: Report

 

Now Washington Post misfires in attack on Roy Moore? (Alabama GOP Senate candidate)

 

How a Democrat Runs for Re-election in a Trump State

 

Senate investigators interviewed Russians from Trump Tower meeting with Trump Jr: report

 

SOUTH AMERICA

 

Argentina Body found in icy river could sway midterm elections

 

Brazil arrests 108 in paedophile raid

 

SOUTH KOREA 

 

U.S. commanders stress 'ironclad' commitment to defend South Korea

 

US bombers threaten Kim Jong un as military drills continue near South Korea

 

SPAIN

 

Madrid unveils plan to take direct control of Catalonia

 

Protesters flood Barcelona streets after Spain's PM says he wants to dissolve Catalonia's government

 

Catalonia vote: Spain expected to impose direct rule

 

 

SPORTS

 

Singer Justine Skye kneels during national anthem at NBA game

 

MLB Scoreboard

 

NHL Scoreboard

 

NBA Scoreboard

 

 

STATES

 

Oregon senator punished over alleged inappropriate touching

 

Islamic State celebrates, but does not claim responsibility for, California wildfires

 

As Trump looms over the race, Virginia tests whether an establishment Republican can succeed

 

 

STATE DEPARTMENT

 

Tillerson in Mideast as US seeks Saudi-Iraqi axis against Iran  (US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson)

 

SYRIA

 

The women who helped defeat ISIS in Raqqa

 

TAIWAN

 

Serbian mayor dies while visiting Yilan

 

 

TECHNOLOGY

 

Tech giants' choice of Russia witnesses draws concern

 

TELEVISION

 

Nickelodeon fires Loud House creator amid allegations he sexually harassed and blacklisted women over a decade

 

TRADE

 

Fix Nafta, Don't Break It

 

TURKEY

 

Turkish Banks Could Face Big US Fines Over Iran

 

PM Yıldırım criticizes Danish counterpart over anti-Turkey remarks

 

Ramping up rhetoric, Turkey's Erdogan chastises U.S. over democracy (Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan)

 

 

UNITED KINGDOM (BRITAIN)

 

UK policemen parade around in high heels and paint their nails as jihad terrorists plot

 

London now more dangerous than New York City, crime stats suggest

 

Stewardess claims first-class passengers pay flight attendants for sex

 

‘Health tourists’ to be charged upfront for NHS care

 

Children's mental health Watchdog warns over 18-month waits for treatment

 

Labour Party accused of having misogyny problem as MPs condemn Clive Lewis for saying 'get on your knees b----' 

 

Anger over Trump's UK crime tweet

 

Anglicanism Church of England to debate blessings for same-sex couples

 

Brexit deadlock talk 'exaggerated' - Tusk

 

Storm Brian: Network Rail warns homeowners to tie down garden furniture before 70mph winds

 

Education Oxbridge 'failing to address diversity', David Lammy says

 

'Extraordinary' student Lavinia Woodward who was spared jail after stabbing her ex-boyfriend could return to Oxford University

 

Laptops could be banned from checked luggage because of fire risk 

 

WHITE HOUSE

 

Trump calls liberation of Syrian city of Raqqa 'critical breakthrough'

 

Mansour: 13 Clueless Lowlights from George W. Bush’s Trump-bashing

 

Trump stokes hopes of Obamacare repeal — setting up Senate for another failure

 

Trump intends to OK release of classified Kennedy assassination files

 

Trump calls out Rep. Wilson again in ongoing feud about call to military widow

 

Trump, 'King of Debt,' makes GOP fret

 

'Trump is messing with the wrong woman'

 

Sanders' outrageous words about the role of the media (White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders)

 

White House: No transcript of Trump’s call to military widow

 

Why Obama and Bush's synchronised attacks on Donald Trump matter

 

White House denies Bush and Obama were attacking Trump

 

Pence event has ticket prices almost halved 'due to lack of demand' (Vice-President Mike Pence)

 

Tump likely to block release of classified JFK files: report

 

‘Bing, bing, bing’: Trump reveals his thinking behind firing off all those tweets

 

Aides 'hustled' after Trump interview to secure list of fallen soldiers: report

 

White House defends Kelly as above reproach

 

Trump: Feuding With Congress 'Helps' My Agenda

 

White House: 'Unfortunate' if family offended by Trump remarks

 

Kelly made false claims in feud over Trump’s condolence call, 2015 video shows

 

John Kelly owes the congresswoman an apology

 

WH stands by Kelly, repeats 'empty barrel' criticism of Wilson

 

Presidential visits to DMZ send strong signal to North Korea

 

New Yorker Warns Kelly’s Press Briefing Was ‘Preview’ of What ‘Military Coup Looks Like’

 

Democrat attacks 'very private' wedding of Pence's Marine son

 

Woman who accused Trump of groping her doubts Weinstein backlash means change

 

‘Keep that sacred’: Disgusted Kelly berates congresswoman, defends Trump in Green Beret’s death

 

Top Dem: White House won't say who uses private email

 

Gen. Kelly, admit Trump is a big part of the problem

 

White House calls Rep. Frederica Wilson ‘all hat and no cattle’ in feud over Trump’s call to widow

 

Kelly made false claims in feud over Trump’s condolence call, 2015 video shows

 

John Kelly shames the shameless media

 

WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION (WHO)

 

WHO tries to defend ‘goodwill’ honor to Mugabe as outrage grows

 

WHO chief now ‘rethinking’ Mugabe ‘goodwill ambassador’ appointment after outcry

 

 

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