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Tuesday, October 24, 2017

 

CELEBRATING 241 YEARS OF LIBERTY AND FREEDOM  

 

 

 

In Today’s Issue: 

 

ABORTION

 

Alexander-Murray Bill to “Fix” Obamacare Would Spend $21 Billion on Health Care Plans Funding Abortions

 

Missouri Judge Rules Against Planned Parenthood in Abortion Restriction Case

 

Popular Mommy Blogger Constance Hall Under Fire for Joking About Considering an Abortion

 

Rock is dead. Planned Parenthood killed it.

 

Shocking Video Catches Planned Parenthood Showing Off Aborted Baby Parts: “This is an Arm, This is a Leg”

 

To argue in favor of abortion, you have to abandon reason

 

Appeals Court Forces Trump Admin to Facilitate Illegal Immigrant’s Abortion

 

How long can the Trump administration prevent a 17-year-old immigrant from getting an abortion? Case tests limit

 

Missouri Law Takes Effect That Will Stop Planned Parenthood Abortion Clinics From Reopening

 

With no court order stopping it, Missouri's new abortion law set to take effect Tuesday

 

If The Media Covered Planned Parenthood Like It Covers Guns, Here’s What It Would Look Like

 

A Penn student group protested abortion on College Green with graphic photos of aborted fetuses

 

Missouri Judge Rejects Planned Parenthood Request to Block 72-Hour Waiting Period Before Abortion

 

Former baby parts harvester recalls first day at work: ‘You can feel the death’

 

Pennsylvania Legislators Propose Resolution Condemning Abortion of Babies With Down Syndrome

 

[On This Day] Five-Year Sniper Attacks On Abortion Doctors

 

Maine Pro-Life Voters Should Oppose Question 2, Which Would Fund Abortions With Your Tax Dollars

 

The GOP’s Abortion Ban Is About Politics, Not Science

 

Twitter Censors Pro-Life Group: “No Advertiser is Permitted to Use the Phrase ‘Killing Babies'”

 

U.N.'s abortion plan facing fight ... from U.N.

 

Planned Parenthood Abortion Biz Opens Clinic Next to Arcade to Target Youth  (Toronto, Canada)

 

Abortion: 'Hardship' travel grant for NI women

 

Teen’s Parents Took Her for Abortion After She Was Raped, But Doctors Refused to Kill the Baby (India)

 

Two more women from Maharashtra to move SC seeking abortion (India)

 

Head of Human Rights Group: Killing Unborn Babies in Abortions Should be a “Human Right”  (Ireland)

 

UK abortion activists want to ban pro-life vigil outside abortion clinic

 
ACQUIRED IMMUNE DEFICIENCY SYNDROME (AIDS)

 

 

Number of kids exposed to HIV by infected school aide doubles

 

 

AFGHANISTAN

 

The Afghanistan Illusion

 

Crude doctoring of Tillerson's Afghanistan photo-op sets Internet abuzz (US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson)

 

 

AFRICA

 

Muslims Target Pastor with Criminal Accusation in Zanzibar, Tanzania

 

In Niger—and other African Countries, the United States Uses Smart Power

 

Somali diaspora: Blast will not stop effort to rebuild homeland

 

Kenya set to hold controversial election rerun as ballot papers arrive

Ivory seizures 'hit record levels'

 

 

AIRLINES

 

Flight diverted to JFK Airport after hitting birds

 

AMERICA

 

Undermining America  (Why the left is intensifying attacks on the Founding Fathers and the origins of the US.)

 

AMERICAN CIVIL LIBERTIES UNION (ACLU)

 

ACLU rejects Christian baker’s free speech claim: ‘This is not about the cake’

 

 

ANTI-SEMITISM

 

Italian soccer club Lazio slammed for anti-Semitic depiction of Anne Frank

 

Vandalized Philadelphia Jewish graveyard gets a new beginning

 

 

ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE

 

Earning Up to $500,000, Fresh Out of Graduate School

 
AUSTRALIA

 

ASX in holding pattern as banks slip

 

It's been a quiet session for the Australian dollar, and that looks set to continue today

 

Is the ASX set for a bear market?

 

Teen says Great White attack like everything in ’Jaws’

 

Husband arrested after Aussie teacher shot dead in Kenya

 

'Idiots of the century' Men photographed inside Australian crocodile trap

 

The 'loophole' that allowed this gay couple to marry in Australia

 

AUTO INDUSTRY

 

Auto industry tells Trump 'We're winning with NAFTA'

 

BORDER SECURITY

 

Ha: Illegal Immigrants Jump Border Fence During MSNBC Report on Trump's Wall

 

CANADA

 

TSX boosted by financial, industrial sectors as the loonie drops

 

Video: Robert Spencer responds to Toronto Star piece claiming imam didn’t call for killing of Jews

 

Gonna make you sweat: Canada police fine man for 'screaming' 90s hit in car

 

'Sweating' blood: Mysterious case leaves Canadian experts searching for answers

 

Canada decides who crosses our border, ‘not the Kremlin,’ says Goodale

 

Liberals 'double down' on deficit spending amid improving economic outlook

 

Quebec justice minister apologizes for confusion around new face-covering law

 

Quebec softens some provisions of face-covering law Bill 62

 

Health Canada knew it was failing First Nation children: docs

 

Ont. Liberals acquitted in Sudbury byelection bribery trial

 

Which industry best creates wealth and reduces poverty in Canada? Resources (as usual)

 

Smart car model under investigation bursts into flames on Highway 417

 

M-103 committee hears calls for data and definition of Islamophobia

 

 

CARIBBEAN

 

Deaths from Maria increase to 51 in Puerto Rico

 

Small Montana firm lands Puerto Rico’s biggest contract to restore electricity

 

 

CENTRAL AMERICA

 

US Interests Intertwined with Guatemalan Mining Operation

 

 

CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY (CIA)

 

Psychic Uri Geller claims he was hired by the CIA to investigate JFK's assassination and he met with Jackie Kennedy to reveal his 'shocking' findings

 

COMMUNIST CHINA 

 

Xi set to surprise critics with consensus appointments  (Communist Chinese dictator Xi Jinping)

 

Chinese Communist Party Elevates Xi Jinping to Same Status as Mao

 

Chinese President cements his grip on power with rare party move

 

Coup in China? Bad If There Was, Worse If There Wasn’t

 

Study: China's Air Pollution Cuts Solar Panel Effectiveness

 

Trump to demand China does more to rein in North Korea

 

 

COMMUNIST NORTH KOREA

 

Why America Must Find a Diplomatic Solution to the North Korea Crisis

 

N.Korea Still Owes Sweden for Volvos Bought 43 Years Ago

 

UN Adds More Items to List of Banned N.Korean Products

 

North Korea may be building biological weapons

 

Panetta: Trump should 'lower the volume of rhetoric' on North Korea (Former Secretary of Defense Leon E Panetta)

 

 

CONGRESS

 

This Is Rich: Democrats Fight To Protect A $1.8 Trillion Tax Break That Benefits The Top 1%

 

As Congress ramps up VA health care debate, more voices join fight

 

Democrats Should Embrace Impeachment

 

COURTS

 

Obama-Appointed Judge Will Determine If Bank Has To Reveal Who Paid Fusion GPS

 

Teens charged with murder after allegedly tossing rocks from overpass

 

Judge: Trump's health care cuts don't pose immediate threat

 

Prosecutor: Shooting on San Francisco pier was intentional

 

Murder jury is told illegal Mexican immigrant could NOT have accidentally fired gun and killed woman in case which became focal point of Donald Trump's election immigration policy

 

 

CRIME IN AMERICA

 

'No rhyme or reason': Tampa scrambling to solve 3 mystery killings

 

Texas dad admits moving body of adopted girl, punished for not drinking milk

 

Rape suspect had been charged with sex abuse in September and released, officials say

 

Father desperate for answers after Tampa killings

 

Illegal immigrant who paved way for Massachusetts’ ‘sanctuary’ policy arrested in stunning robbery

 

Family of 21-year-old college student badly injured in massacre demands answers

 

Jogger spots armor-piercing tank round in street, bomb squad called

 

Woman kills neighbor breaking into home: cops

 

L.A.'s first lady: Sexual abuse is everywhere in L.A., and it's behind our most challenging social problems

 

 

CULTURE WARS

 

5 Ways To Know If We’ve Won The Culture War

 

CYBER ATTACK

 

DHS, FBI Warn Companies of Ongoing Cyber Attacks on Critical Infrastructure

 

DEMOCRATS (MARXISTS)

 

Hillary Clinton’s Top Aides Still Being Paid by Campaign Nearly One Year After Defeat

 

'Collusion' claims boomerang on Dems as Hillary, Obama face fresh allegations

 

Iowa Democratic Party Chair Hints at Political Future for Alec Baldwin: ‘This Is Just Going to Be the Beginning’

 

Dismantling The Deep State: From JFK to HRC

 

Now Democrats have a Russia problem

 

DEPARTMENT OF INTERIOR

 

Zinke funneled millions to questionable PACs (Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke)

 

Trump Offers The Biggest Sale Of Offshore Drilling Rights In US History

 

DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

 

Mueller Investigates Podesta  (Justice Department special counsel former FBI Director Robert Mueller)

 

Limbaugh reveals theory on secret reason for Mueller probe

 

ECONOMY

 

3M, Caterpillar power Dow to record

 

Dow ends at record thanks to Caterpillar, 3M gains

 

Stocks Rise With Dollar on Economic Optimism: Markets Wrap

 

10-year Treasury yield climbs to five-month high                

 

Projection: 11.5 Million Jobs Added to Economy Over the Next Decade

 

Dollar holds close to two-week high ahead of flurry of central bank meetings

 

Asian shares hover near recent highs; China Congress eyed

 

Asia Stocks Mixed After U.S. Drop; Yen Near Low: Markets Wrap

 

Surprise: It’s Not The GOP’s Middle Class Tax Cuts That Will Benefit The Middle Class

 

Gold ends at more-than-2-week low

 

 

EDUCATION

 

Georgetown may defund student group for defending Church teaching on marriage

 

University of Wisconsin-Madison Students Protest Abraham Lincoln Statue Because ‘He Owned Slaves’

 

Exclusive: UC Berkeley Chancellor Issues Heated Response To Daily Cal's Dershowitz Cartoon

 

Would you like to meet the white supremacist who painted ‘KKK’ at Eastern Michigan University?

 

Math Is 'White Privilege,' Professor Claims

 

Georgetown students branded ‘hate group’ for traditional marriage stance

 

Expectations, Race and College Success

 

US colleges refuse to ease sex assault rules despite slew of lawsuits filed by accused

 

Public College, Industry Credentials

 

How an Ivy got less preppy: Princeton draws surge of students from modest means

 

School demands Republicans ante up for security (UCLA refuses to set limits on what it will charge to allow student group's guest speaker.)

 

Columbia Professor: Speech From Right-Wing Politician Constituted ‘An Act of Violence’

 

Parents 'livid' over graphic middle school sex-ed

 

San Diego schools close early as excessive heat wave bears down

 

Trump scarecrow stirs debate at elementary school

 

 

EGYPT

 

Islamic Terrorists Charge Into Church And Murder Seven People

 

 

ELECTORAL COLLEGE

 

Liberals Claim Electoral College Is Biased. Here Are the Facts.

 

 

ELECTIONS

 

Harvard prof sues to alter presidential-election system

 

ENERGY

 

U.S. oil benchmark settles at a 6-month high

 

Energy Prices

 

A Big Easy Windfall: Trial Lawyers Take Aim At Louisiana's Oil Industry

 

Trump energy policies push market forces to crush coal industry

 

Just say 'no' to Arctic Refuge drilling

 

 

ENVIRONMENT

 

Despite ecological worries, Americans seem nowhere near their last straw

 

 

ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA)

 

Trump's environmental chief to spend $2 million on security (Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt)

 

‘Let us do our job’: Anger erupts over EPA’s apparent muzzling of scientists

 

 

EUROPEAN UNION

 

Boliden and Whitbread’s drops help send Stoxx Europe 600 to lower finish

 

Austria: Books preaching Islamic jihad found in prison library, placed by anti-Semitic Muslim group

 

Austria’s Kurz seeks coalition with far-right Freedom Party

 

‘Soros Plan’: Hungary Slams EU ‘Institutionalisation of Mass Migration’ with New Asylum Rules

 

FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION (FAA)

 

Air Canada landing prompts another FAA probe

 

 

FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION (FBI) 

 

FBI releases documents on Newtown school shooting

 

James Comey's 'secret' Twitter account revealed (Former FBI Director James Comey)

 

Why did James Comey name his secret Twitter account ‘Reinhold Niebuhr’? Here’s what we know.

 

Analysis: Comey confirms he's 'Reinhold Niebuhr'

 

FBI informant’s testimony sought as Clinton-Russia uranium case re-emerges

 

 

FEDERAL ENERGY REGULATORY COMMISSION (FERC)

 

Coal industry tells FERC the last 7 years was a catastrophe it must now fix

 

 

FEDERAL RESERVE

 

Why Trump should name himself new chair of the Federal Reserve

 

 

FOREIGN POLICY

 

Steve Bannon Launches His Big Foreign Policy Crusade

 

FOUNDATIONS

 

War: Shadowy group that targeted Fox takes aim at Mercer Foundation

 

FRANCE

 

Why schools are to blame for the French being so glum

 

French push for EU tax on US tech giants meets Irish resistance

 

French president Macron cements first stage of EU reform agenda

 

GERMANY

 

German Government Declares That They Will Be Training And Arming The Kurdish Forces. This Will Only Lead To More Violence And Christian Persecution

 

Hostile mood at first Bundestag sitting, as AfD compares rivals to Nazis

 

German universities among world's best for science subjects, study finds

 

Trial starts of women who tied up their ex and left him naked in the woods

 

'Younger, fewer women': 10 things to know about the new German Bundestag

 

GLOBAL WARMING

 

California Governor Vows to Sue Trump Over Climate Change

 

Congressional 'Climate Change' Report Relies On Work Funded By The Democrat's Largest Donor

 

Government report calls on Trump to act on climate change

 

400 Scientific Papers in 2017 Say ‘Global Warming’ Is a Myth

 

U.S. companies act on climate despite Trump: survey

 

Nicaragua signs Paris climate deal, leaving US, Syria as only countries out

 

 

GOOGLE

 

Google Announces Plan To Build Domed Cities On Earth!

 

Google's latest iPhone rival off to a rocky start

 

 

GOVERNMENT ACCOUNTABILITY OFFICE (GAO)

 

GAO: Trump should craft strategy to deal with economic harm of climate change

 

 

HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

 

HHS Strategic Plan: Right Idea, Wrong Science

 

Fmr. Obama Adviser: Sanders’ Health Care Plan ‘Will Sink the Democrats’

 

Iowa withdraws proposal to opt out of Affordable Care Act

 

 

HEALTH CARE

 

Conjoined twins survived one of the world’s rarest surgeries. Now they’re preparing to go home.

 

HISTORY

 

Lessons From the Past — Including North Korea’s

 

 

HOLLYWOOD

 

'People brought young actresses to his hotel': George Clooney demands those who left victims with Harvey Weinstein be held accountable as he speaks out with Julianne Moore and Matt Damon

 

Will New York’s Attorney General be allowed to subpoena Malia Obama?

 

Mark Wahlberg Asked God to Forgive Him for Boogie Nights

 

New York attorney general launches probe of Weinstein Co.

 

Amal Clooney 'faced sexual harassment in legal world' says husband George Clooney

 

 

HOLOCAUST

 

Rare trove of papers believed lost in Holocaust go on display in US

 

Director apologizes for Holocaust statement about Hasidic Jews

 

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

 

Two House Panels Launch Investigation Into FBI’s 2016 Decisions

 

House committees mount probes into Uranium One, Clinton emails

 

Democrats Now Fundraising Off Of Gold Star Families

 

Looks Like the Personal Really Is Political

 

House Conservatives Say Tax Bill Draft Is Coming Within Days

 

Judge to decide if House committee has access to Fusion GPS bank records

 

Promises made by Trump narrow GOP options on tax bill (US Representative of Texas Kevin Brady (R), who chairs the House Ways and Means Committee, declined to make a firm commitment on timing for tax legislation. Lawmakers face competing pressures as they try to deliver big tax cuts while minimizing the effect on the deficit.)

 

Left and Right roles reverse on moral outrage after Maxine Waters comments  (US Representative of California Maxine Waters (D)

 

Trump's personal lawyer Michael Cohen set to meet with House Intelligence Committee Tuesday 

 

HURRICANES

 

Texas man dies of infection from Harvey cleanup

 

IMMIGRATION

 

U.S. Will Resume Admitting Refugees But Impose Stricter Vetting

 

 

INDIA

 

US hopes to cut the Gordian knot of India-Pakistan rivalry

 

Tillerson’s Views on India Defy Trump’s Incoherent Foreign Policy     (US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson)

 

Leaders should focus on execution to drive impact

 

India rape: Bystanders ignored Vishakhapatnam attack

 

 

INDONESIA

 

“Moderate” Indonesia: Muslims threaten to disrupt Christian celebration, force its cancellation

 

 

IRAN

Iran sentences alleged Mossad agent to death

 

Trump Admin Expected to Kill Landmark Boeing Plane Sales to Iran

 

Poll finds broad support for renegotiating nuclear deal with Iran

 

 

IRAQ

 

Iraq PM challenges Tillerson on Iran remarks (US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson)

 

With Islamic State out of Iraq, U.S. loses remarkably unified coalition

Iraq rebuffs Tillerson over militias

 

ISLAM

 

Former Vogue model spent years in Muslim billionaire’s harem as his “pleasure wife”

 

Muslim Candidates Aim for House, Senate and a Governor's Mansion

 

Honor Killing Victim Jessica Mokdad's Mother Leaves Islam and Apologizes

 

 

ISRAEL

 

Israeli-“Palestinian” Arab Conflict Briefing     (Tuesday, October 24, 2017)

 

Settler leaders mount tent protest outside PM’s house over security funds (Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu)

 

How can anyone blame Netanyahu for future conflict with Iran?

 

Palestinian Columnist: While Calling For National Liberation And Advocating Human Rights, We Continue To Allow Underage Marriage

 

176 new homes set for approval in Jewish enclave in East Jerusalem

 

Fatah seeks "true partnership" with Hamas; Neither will give up violence

 

Netanyahu: World must take care of Kurds’ future

 

Israel delivers demolition notices, cuts off water to homes in Silwan

 

Brigadier General Kahane Suspended, IDF Brass Kicking another Gifted Orthodox Commander under the Bus (Israel Defense Forces)

 

IDF arrests 2 Palestinians for trying to attack settler

 

Israeli settlers throw stones at Palestinian homes in Hebron-area village

 

After unity deal, Qatar to fund new Palestinian gov’t HQ in Gaza

 

Police Seize Illegal Weapons, Drugs, Cash in Eastern Jerusalem Raid

 

Israeli forces detain 19 Palestinians in overnight West Bank (Judea and Samaria)  raids

 

Poor IDF recruits earn cash taking on fellow soldiers’ guard duty

 

Chaos in Jerusalem

 

Watch: 1,000 new precision missiles to boost IDF's offensive capabilities

 

Israeli forces escort Israelis onto Al-Aqsa compound 

 

Myanmar's isn't the only shady regime to gain from Israeli arms sales

 

Report: 10 ISIS-Linked Terrorists Killed in Possible Israeli Air Strike in Syria

 

Hundreds of ultra-Orthodox block Jerusalem entrance in draft protests

 

Supporters of Israel Boycott ‘Disproportionately’ Affiliated With Gender, Ethnic, Middle East Studies

 

Our Taxpayer Funded Palestinian Saddam

 

Palestinian Activists Build Monument Commemorating Saddam Hussein

 

 

JAPAN

 

Abe’s win in Japan is good news for US (Japanese Prime Minister  Shinzo Abe)

 

LIBERALISM

 

Studies reveal power of liberal bias among politically active internet giants

 

MEDIA 

 

Blackout: Russia-Obsessed Media Strangely Subdued on Democrat-Tied Stories

 

Don Lemon's open letter to President Trump: 'Please stop!'

 

A Century of Murder and Illusion (The New York Times' continuing romance with an evil ideology cries out for an answer.)

 

President Trump Is Right: The Media Escape Accountability

 

‘I know because I complained’: Megyn Kelly calls out Bill O’Reilly in extraordinary monologue

 

Fox News fires John Huddy HOURS after his O’Reilly-accusing sister Juliet appeared on the Today Show with Megyn Kelly to discuss her settled harassment allegations

 

Bill O'Reilly is 'mad at God' because he paid $32 million to settle sexual harassment claim

 

 

MIDDLE EAST

 

Saudis face daunting challenge in drawing Iraq away from Iran

 

Robots to roam $500 billion Saudi city

 

Anti-ISIS Territorial Battle Enters Final Phase in Euphrates River Valley

 

Saudi Arabia announces $500 billion mega city project

 

Saudi Crown Prince Pledges Return to ‘Moderate’ Islam

 

Saudi foreign minister dismisses Qatar spat as ‘non-issue’

 

Russia’s ominous return to the Middle East

 

After ISIS: Hope in Iraq and new storm clouds in Syria

 

Steve Bannon: Qatar is just as important as North Korea

 

MILITARY

 

Is the U.S. Navy Weak? The Chinese Seem to Think So.

 

Poll: Military More Approving Of Trump Than American Public Is

 

'Something was off': Niger attack survivor says US troops were stalled by a village elder before they were ambushed by 50 terrorists after patrolling the rural area for 24 HOURS straight

 

Inside the "unblinking eye" tasked with defending America in space

 

Pentagon revises timeline of Niger ambush

 

'He died fighting for his brothers,' Niger ambush survivor says of fallen US soldier

 

Caught in a deadly ambush, U.S. troops were on their own far longer than originally thought

 

Dunford pledges more transparency on Niger attack (Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Joseph F Dunford Jr)

 

Poll: Nearly 25% of Troops Report Seeing White Nationalism in Military

 

Army Special Forces medic receives Medal of Honor

 

F-35s hobbled by parts shortages, slow repairs, audit finds

 

Caught in a deadly ambush, US troops in Niger waited an hour for French air power to arrive

 

Dunford: US soldiers ambushed in Niger fought for an hour before calling for help

 

The Air Force hasn’t used nuclear ‘alert pads’ since the Cold War. Now they’re being upgraded.

 

Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl’s Odd Journey From Victim to Criminal

 

Bergdahl judge says he can be fair despite Trump's comments

 

Military Times Poll: Enlisted Troops Like Trump, Officers Don't

 

MISSILE DEFENSE

 

US and Allies Hold Missile Defense Drills in the Face of Nuclear Threat

 

 

MUSIC INDUSTRY

 

Stevie Wonder Performs National Anthem On Knees

 

 

MYANMAR

 

U.S. Pulls Military Assistance to Myanmar Over Rohingya Abuses

 

Myanmar Bear has giant tongue removed by team of vets

 

NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION (NASA)

 

The plants that NASA scientists say you NEED in your bedroom to beat colds, tight chests and insomnia

 

NATIONAL PARKS SERVICE

 

Park Service Cancels Funding for Project ‘Honoring Legacy’ of Black Panther Party

 

 

NORTH ATLANTIC TREATY ORGANIZATION (NATO)

 

Raytheon's SM-3 intercepts medium-range target during NATO exercise

 

The Alt-Right And Neo-Nazis Are Using Instructions From NATO To Spread And Revive Nazism

 

NATO Plans to Add Two New Commands to Counter Russia Threat

 

 

NUTRITION

 

 Are YOU vitamin D deficient? 6 signs even your doctor might miss 

 

PAKISTAN

 

In first sit-down interview, Caitlan Coleman tells of forced abortion, disputes official account of her rescue in Pakistan

 

Pakistani Law Minister Rana Sanaullah: 'Compared With Any Non-Muslim Minority, Qadianis [Ahmadi Muslims] Are More Dangerous To Allah And The Religion Of Allah'

 

Pakistan vows cooperation in fight against terrorist groups

 

Tillerson in Pakistan with a tough message on 'safe havens'

 

Pakistan gives Tillerson frosty welcome after US warns over Taliban havens

 

POLITICS

 

Why both major US parties look doomed

 

RACISM

 

Lawrence O’Donnell and the Left’s Culture of Racism

 

RUSSIA

 

Putin At The Valdai International Discussion Club Conclave Part II: If The U.S. Withdraws From The INF Treaty, 'Our Response Would Be Immediate, I Would Like To Repeat This Warning'   (Russian President Vladimir V Putin)

 

Russia's Interfax News Agency Site Down After Hack

 

Moscow journalist stabbed by Israeli moved to intensive care

 

Russian Police Threaten to Kill Navalny Supporters After They Compare Police Wages to Sweden

 

The Russia-Iran Axis: An Existential Threat To Israel –

 

Moscow nears ‘mission accomplished’ in Syria

 

U.S. to restore travel permit for Putin critic Bill Browder

 

How Russia Used YouTube’s Reach to Sow Propaganda

 

Sorry, conspiracy theorists: US democracy isn’t that cheap

 

Kaspersky Lab founder won't move firm out of Russia

 

 

SECOND AMENDMENT

 

After Nevada hosts a gun show, California sees sharp rise in gun-related injuries and deaths

 

Michael Bloomberg just made Virginia's governor race a referendum on gun control

 

 

 

SENATE

 

GOP Senator and Former CEO Warns: ‘Important’ to Do Tax Reform in 2017, Not Later

 

Moore forms fundraising pact with national GOP (GOP Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore)

 

Senate Passes Hurricane Relief Bill Granting Puerto Rico Loans

 

Sen. Jeff Flake says he won't seek re-election in 2018  (US Senator of Arizona Jeff Flake (R) 

 

Flake's Blistering Attack on Trump Is the Latest Crack in GOP Unity

 

McConnell says GOP is "on same page" on tax reform after Trump policy lunch  (Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Kentucky)

                                                                                                                                                                                

Schumer to Trump: Quit 'Daily Compulsion to Engage in Twitter Feuds' (Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-New York)

 

Kid Rock Announces He Won’t Run for the Senate in 2018

 

We Need More Conservatives Running For The U.S. Senate

 

Many Calif. Dems silent on backing Feinstein  (US Senator of California Dianne Feinstein (D)

 

Corker: Trump meeting with GOP on tax reform is just a 'photo op'  (US Senator of Tennessee Bob Corker (R)

 

Sen. Durbin Announces Opposition to Sinclair Merger (US Senator of Illinois Richard Durbin (D)

 

Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin to attend Trump's opioid speech   (US Senator of West Virginia Joe Manchin III (D)

 

Before dumping Hillary Clinton, Sen. Joe Manchin said she 'should be the next president'

 

 

SEXUAL HARASSMENT

 

A top chef steps down after sexual harassment allegations

 

SOCIALISM

 

What Is 'Democratic Socialism'?

 

SOUTH AMERICA

 

22-year-old student possibly abducted on backpacking trip (Police are investigating the case of a 22-year-old Canadian student who went missing in Peru as a possible abduction.)

 

Brazil: Police shoot dead Spanish tourist in Rio de Janeiro favela

 

SOUTH KOREA 

 

Chinese Cruise Passenger Numbers Plummet Amid THAAD Boycott

 

[Exclusive] LG Electronics launches new R&D base in UK for automotive business

 

Hospital professor assaulted 11 medical residents over two years

 

Made-in-NK clothing sold in South

 

 

SPORTS

 

ISIS threatens World Cup finals

 

MLB Surpasses NFL in Popularity

 

Halftime Woe (In its season of trials and misfortune, the NFL turns to… Justin Timberlake?)

 

ESPN pulls the plug on new show after just 1 episode amid tensions with lewd content partner

 

Is Janet Jackson banned from the Super Bowl?

 

Jesse Jackson Compares NFL To “Picking Cotton Balls” [Video]

 

NFL’s $205 Million Man Is Hated by Everyone But Those Who Matter

 

NHL Scoreboard

 

NBA Scoreboard

 

STATES

 

Virginia man sentenced for shooting, running over bald eagle 'menace'

 

California hit with 2nd  day of stifling heat

 

New York State Bans Vaping Where Cigarettes Already Prohibited

 

Christie denies making remark about Trump, opioid crisis (Governor of New Jersey Chris Christie (R)

 

West Virginia gov. declares state of emergency over fire

 

New Jersey governor candidate embraces Trump’s stance against sanctuary cities

 

Records fall across region in SoCal heat wave; triple-digit temperatures forecast for World Series

 

SUPREME COURT 

 

Supreme Court tosses remaining travel ban case

 

SYRIA

 

Data from fallen Raqqa identifies 19,000 of 40,000 foreign fighters

 

Inside ISIS' coliseum of death: Syria sports stadium converted to killing field

 

Syria: Shocking images of starving baby reveal impact of food crisis

 

TAIWAN

 

India's Dangerous Taiwan Gambit

 

China Youth Corps denies KMT link

 

Tsai meets Russel, hails stable relations with US  (President Tsai Ing-wen)

 

Number of married couples in decline; singles hit 4.4m

 

Air quality poor in central and southern Taiwan       

 

TECHNOLOGY

 

Vanadium: The Metal We Can’t Do Without And Don’t Produce

 

 

TRANSGENDER MOVEMENT

 

New AP Stylebook requires journalists to lie about transgenders

 

TURKEY

 

Turkey says Greece should not become haven for coup plotters

 

Of Marriage & Divorce: Ankara Accused Of Violating Women’s Rights

 

Amid visa row, Turkey's Justice Ministry cancels U.S. visit

 

 Turkey and Qatar: Behind the strategic alliance

 

 Somali PM Hassan Ali Khayre to visit Turkey

 

 

UNITED KINGDOM (BRITAIN)

 

U.K. stocks end slightly higher, weighed by Whitbread’s slide on Costa concerns

 

UK: Hamas applauds Labour Party leader’s snub of Balfour Centenary Dinner

 

 Britain’s near-brush with Fascism: The politician who rooted for Hitler

 

UK: 100,000 Muslims sign up for polygamous dating site

 

Brexit No transition period without final EU trade deal, May tells MPs  (British Prime Minister Theresa May)

                                                                                                                                                                       

Prisoners allowed to use laptops to order meals from their cells, inspection report reveals  

 

Exclusive Government spent £370,000 losing air pollution legal battles

 

MSPs to vote on ‘immediate ban’ on fracking in Scotland

 

The Queen's horses win £7million in prize money 

 

Patients most at risk of heart attack and stroke less likely to get statins

 

Britain to give Canada the John Franklin expedition shipwrecks, HMS Erebus and HMS Terror

 

Operating theatres 'waste two hours a day'

 

Overseas patients charged up to £15,000 for operations under new NHS rules 

 

'Leave us alone': Furious EU lashes out over Brexit leaks

 

MP quits committee over homophobic remarks

 

RAF recruits cyber experts to probe planes' weaknesses

 

Disabled 'losing out on jobs' due to cap

 

UNITED STATES

 

Travel ban ends, new screening rules coming

 

Target hears its customers: Cool the "Christmas creep"

 

WHITE HOUSE

 

Daily Presidential Tracking Poll

 

Corker: Trump debases the nation

 

Insults fly as president’s Twitter war with Tennessee senator reignites

 

Protester throws Russian flags at Trump

 

Trump tries to rally Senate Republicans after reigniting civil war

 

One Year Later, Coastal Elites Still Don’t Understand Why Voters Turned To Trump

 

With 57 false claims, Donald Trump shatters his one-week record for dishonesty

 

White House says Kelly shouldn’t apologize to Rep. Wilson over ‘empty barrel’ comment (White House Chief of Staff John Kelly)

 

White House: Trump plans to visit Camp Humphreys, but not Korean DMZ

 

Sanders says Trump rising above hostile media, dysfunctional Congress (White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders)

 

Sarah Sanders pledges more on-the-record sourcing from White House

 

Bannon credits Trump for defeating ISIS

 

Trump blasts NFL players for ‘total disrespect’ after about two dozen refuse to stand for flag

 

In sparring with a grieving widow, Trump follows his no-apology playbook

 

Trump's $25K check to Gold Star family dated same day as Post report

 

Trump Opposes 401(k) Change, Roiling Debate Over Tax Bill

 

Sarah Sanders: The media should appreciate 'our side' more

 

Frenzy builds as tax legislation nears

 

Ralph Nader: Trump’s Anti-Consumer Agenda Hurts His Voters

 

Sarah Sanders: Niger not a 'defining moment' of Trump presidency

 

Ivanka Trump pushes GOP tax plan at Pennsylvania town hall

 

'Choose kindness,' Melania Trump tells US schoolkids as part of her anti-bullying campaign

 

 Trump sought dissident's expulsion after hand-delivered letter from China

 

WORKPLACE

 

Bored at work? Well, workers admit to being bored more than 10 hours a week.

 

WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION (WHO)

 

WHO's sickening honor for butcher Mugabe

 

 

 

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