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Sunday, October 29, 2017

 

CELEBRATING 241 YEARS OF LIBERTY AND FREEDOM  

 

 

 

In Today’s Issue: 

 

 

ABORTION

 

Media Smears Official Who Tried to Protect Immigrant Minor, Prevent Abortion

 

Why Did Justice Insist on Delaying an Abortion for an Undocumented Minor?

 

Argentina bans abortion in most cases. So why is its abortion rate far higher than that of the U.S.?

 

AFGHANISTAN

 

India starts trade route to Afghanistan via Iran

 

Training Afghan soldiers exposes the US to a huge risk

 

 

AFRICA

 

Congo humanitarian crisis 'something like you'd see in a horror movie'

 

Latest Attack On Mogadishu Ends With At Least 23 Dead

 

Muslims kill 48 Christians, scatter hundreds (Nigeria)

 

 

AMERICA

 

How our country lost its heart and soul -- the people

 
AUSTRALIA

 

 Elon Musk warns Australia on its energy supply problems

 

Manus Island: Papua New Guinea tells Australia to deal with asylum seekers and refugees

 

 

BORDER SECURITY

 

Rev William Barber: Existing Border Wall Is a ‘Criminal Wall’ That Is ‘Raping People’s Opportunity’

 

 

CANADA

 

Halloween-stamped fentanyl blotters found in Winnipeg

 

Census shows big changes in Scarborough’s Little China

 

Liberals warned to be careful before approving China bid for Calgary's Aecon

 

The struggle for safety in fishing, Canada’s deadliest industry

 

Jen Gerson: Jason Kenney wins UCP leadership. But is he poised to defeat Rachel Notley?

 

Couple 'kidnapped homeless man and his wife, kept him imprisoned for 25 YEARS in their secret basement and passed off baby son as their OWN'

 

How young women of colour took to the forefront of activism in Halifax

 

 

CARIBBEAN

 

Puerto Rico gov. seeks cancellation of $300M Whitefish contract

 

 

COMMUNIST CHINA 

 

How China is targeting its Uyghur ethnic minority abroad

 

Xi Jinping seems destined to become China’s new Mao  (Communist Chinese dictator Xi Jinping)

 

 

COMMUNIST CUBA

 

JFK docs reveal plot to take out Castro  (Late Cuban dictator Fidel Castro)

 

COMMUNIST NORTH KOREA

 

Kim's rare outing with his wife: North Korean leader swaps nuclear bombs for nail varnish as he traipses around a cosmetics factory with First Lady (Communist North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un)

 

In standoff with North Korea, U.S. keeps deployment of ‘strategic assets’ mysterious

 

Allies Weigh Nuclear Options as North Korea Threat Looms

 

 

CONGRESS

 

GOP: Tough to believe Wasserman Schultz, Podesta didn't know about Trump dossier money

 

Limit on 401(k) Savings? It’s About Paying for Tax Cuts

 

Alan Dershowitz: GOP, Dems Playing 'Same Dangerous Game' on Russia

 

 

COURTS

 

Husband and wife plead guilty to abusing, filming attacks on 17-month-old girl

 

Father who pleaded guilty to raping and murdering his 14-year-old daughter now wants to reverse plea and face trial for heinous crimes

 

CRIME IN AMERICA

 

Boy jumps from overpass onto car, kills driver

 

Doctors prepare for deep dive into Las Vegas shooter's brain

 

Married Twentysomething Teacher Allegedly Traumatized Teen With Sex, Bathrobe Strip In 'Man Cave'

 

DEMOCRACY

 

How to fix American democracy: Ideas that get beyond our day-to-day political upheaval

 

DEMOCRATS (MARXISTS)

 

Clinton: Fox News seems to think I live in the White House

 

A Bipartisan Dossier of Collusion  (At every turn, Democrats get tangled in their own ‘collusion’ web.)

 

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

 

Feds may only partially eliminate debt of defrauded students

 

 

DEPARTMENT HOMELAND SECURITY

 

Obama legacy: Making DHS officers' work impossible

 

DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

 

Christie: Robert Mueller's targets should worry (Governor of New Jersey Chris Christie (R)/ Justice Department special counsel former FBI Director Robert Mueller)

 

ECONOMY

 

Tax Reform Means Higher Pay for Americans, Council of Economic Advisers Predicts

 

A roaring stock market nervously awaits Apple’s results

 

EDUCATION

 

Antifa campaign puts 'target' on conservative leader's safety

 

Berkeley Student Paper Apologizes for ‘Anti-Semitic’ Cartoon of Alan Dershowitz

 

The Canon Misfires at Cambridge University

 

Universities cracking down on 'offensive' Halloween costumes

 

ENERGY

 

Possible tariff on imported solar panels makes the industry nervous

 

EUROPE

 

 

5 killed, emergency declared as heavy storm Herwart batters Central Europe (Video, Photo)

 

 

FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION (FBI) 

 

James Comey’s ‘coordination’ testimony sheds new context on Clinton campaign’s dossier funding  (Former FBI Director James Comey)

 

FBI examining 'suspicious' money transfers linked to Manafort: report

 

 

FEDERAL RESERVE

 

Powell is favorite as Trump nears Federal Reserve decision

 

 

FEMINISM

 

Why has feminism sold its soul to Islam?

 

 

FRANCE

 

Islamic intellectual Tariq Ramadan faces second rape accusation in France

 

GERMANY

 

Alternative for Germany party leader cites Margaret Thatcher as inspiration

 

GOP

 

GOP Opponent Says Gun Control Money Further Proof Mark Herring a ‘Political Animal’  (John Adams: Herring has 'strong ideology,' uses Virginia AG office to 'further his agenda.')

 

GOP Would Rather Lose than Fight    (What most Americans do not realize there is not much difference between the GOP and the Marxist Democrats.)

 

Gingrich: Clintons May Be 'Destroyed' by Russia Story They Created (Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich(Georgia)

 

HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

 

ObamaCare heads into crucial first sign-ups under Trump

 

 

 

HOLLYWOOD

 

Griffin says TMZ's Levin is 'in bed' with Trump, claims Cohen offered her cocaine

 

Will Weinstein’s Fall Finally Reform Men?

 

Tinseltown Travelogue, Part 3: Hollywood, Meet the Deplorables

 

McGowan, Refusing Weinstein’s Hush Money, Speaks Out

 

…Hollywood Globalism: Entertainment Industry Turns on Americans…

 

Adam Sandler blasted after repeatedly touching Claire Foy’s knee

 

 

HOLOCAUST

 

Decade-long Holocaust Project Brings To Life Hungarian Jewish Victims

 

Polish activists launch campaign seeking witnesses to Holocaust-era rescue

 

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

  

House GOP makes big concession on tax bill

 

Top House Intel member ‘can’t comment’ if Trump under investigation in Russia probe

 

Gowdy slams Mueller team over lack of secrecy, leaks about potential charges in Russia probe (US Representative of South Carolina Trey Gowdy (R)/Justice Department special counsel former FBI Director Robert Mueller)

 

House Intel to obtain research firm's bank records

 

Nancy Pelosi isn’t going anywhere. Will that help or hurt Democrats in 2018? (House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-California)

 

 

HURRICANES

 

Five Years After Hurricane Sandy, Are We Better Prepared?

 

IMMIGRATION

 

Trump’s Cruel Choice: Who Gets to Stay?

 

INDIA

 

Trumps set to launch two real estate projects in India, despite conflict-of-interest concerns

 

British government ‘covered up’ its role in Amritsar massacre in India

 

IRAN

 

Iran says it will keep building missiles, despite US objections 

 

IRAQ

 

Key Kurdish-held border crossing falls to Iranian control, cuts US army land supply line to Syria 

 

Barzani resigns, armed protestors storm Kurdish parliament

 

Kurdish leader Barzani's dream of independence led to downfall

 

 

 

ISRAEL

 

Israeli-“Palestinian” Arab Conflict Briefing     (Sunday, October 29, 2017)

 

'Dad, I miss you'  (Itai Mizrahi, whose father Baruch was murdered in a shooting attack, speaks at demonstration outside prime minister's residence.)

 

2 Palestinians indicted for terror slaying of Israeli man

 

UN Finds (Another) Terror Tunnel Under UNRWA School in Gaza

 

Israel’s UN envoy blasts discovery of Gaza tunnel under UNRWA school

 

Israel gave taxpayers’ money to key binary options firm to expand into China

 

Kissing Trump & Netanyahu mural appears on West Bank (Judea and Samaria)  wall  (Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu)

 

Arabs from Sinai open fire at IDF forces  (Israel Defense Forces)

 

Israeli settlers continue widespread theft of Palestinian olive harvest in West Bank (Judea and Samaria)

 

Death threats against haredi woman suing Sara Netanyahu

 

Ex-staffer testifies in fresh abuse lawsuit against Sara Netanyahu

 

BDS Movement Adds ‘Insult’ To Boycott List

 

Corbyn to skip Balfour centennial dinner with Netanyahu

 

Israel to demolish 5 buildings, 138 apartments, in Jerusalem-area town

 

Israel Set To Vote On Annexation-lite Of Jerusalem Area Communities

 

Israel advocacy group honors Mexican diplomat who protested UNESCO vote

 

Netanyahu Won’t Support Law Curbing Police Probing of Sitting Prime Minister

 

Nicaraguan VP calls senior Israeli official ‘brother’

 

Israeli forces prevent Palestinians from accessing their lands to pick olives

 

US 'discouraging' Greater Jerusalem bill, senior official says

 

US official: Jerusalem expansion bill ‘distracts’ parties from peace

 

Likud, Jewish Home Butt Heads over Immunity Bill

 

Ultra-Orthodox protesters, soccer fans clash in Jerusalem

 

Israeli settlers attack Palestinian home in Hebron with rocks, stun grenades

 

Shin Bet Solves Reuven Shmerling’s Murder in Arab City

 

University student kicked out of class for refusing to remove hijab 

 

Kushner visited Saudi Arabia unannounced to discuss Mideast peace

 

New York’s power plants now protected, using Israel’s Iron Dome technology

 

 

JAPAN

 

What Trump’s Iran action means for Japan’s energy interests (AVIPP COMMENTARY: The US could meet Japan’s energy needs.)

 

 

MARRIAGE

 

Why cheating in a marriage can be HEALTHY: Relationship guru insists infidelity doesn't need to mean divorce - and claims it can even make a couple STRONGER

 

MEDIA 

 

CNN's Undisclosed Ties To Fusion GPS

 

CNN and Mueller ‘Weinstein’ the News Cycle

 

Robert Mueller’s CNN-Inspired Halloween Party

 

MIDDLE EAST

 

Their caliphate in ruins, Islamic State militants melt into the desert

 

MILITARY

 

Two Navy SEALs under investigation in death of Green Beret in Mali

 

Fort Hood terror victim's dad sues for Purple Heart

 

Pentagon identifies soldier killed in Afghanistan

 

Sailor’s withdrawal from energy drinks highlights Navy’s workload problems

 

Nuclear sub sailors fired after 'absolutely disgraceful' parties with a prostitute and cocaine

 

US servicemember killed in helicopter crash in Afghanistan

 

Florida police identify suspect in assault of 90-year-old Air Force veteran

 

NEW COLD WAR

 

Threat of new cold war looms

 

PAKISTAN

 

Deputy governor of Afghan province kidnapped in Pakistan

 

Pakistan: US Gave List of 75 Afghan Militant Leaders to Islamabad

 

Pakistan frees 68 Indian fishermen as goodwill gesture

 

 

PHILIPPINES

 

‘I’ll deal with Trump in most righteous way,’ says Philippines’ Duterte  (President Rodrigo Duterte)

 

POLITICS

 

Most Americans hold starkly pessimistic view of politics under Trump, poll finds

 

 

POVERTY

 

Why does the U.S. have such an outlier child poverty rate? Our immigration system has a lot to do with it

 

 

RACISM

 

Star Parker: Black Leaders Peddle 'The Perception Of Racism’ To Get Money And Power

 

Global soccer body FIFA accused of racism

 

 

RELIGION IN AMERICA

  

Church leaders say plaque honoring George Washington must be removed

 

 

RUSSIA

 

Russia Practices for Nuclear War With Triad Missile Launches

 

Missing Russian helicopter found on Arctic seabed

 

 

SENATE

 

Angus King: No basis for Trump's claim it's 'commonly agreed' campaign didn't collude with Russia (US Senator of Maine Angus S King Jr.  (I)

 

'So much to be learned': Bernie Sanders commends Canada's health care  (US Senator of Vermont Bernie Sanders (I-Socialist)

 

Bernie Sanders compares U.S. health-care struggles to rights movements in Toronto talk on Canadian system

 

Sen. Susan Collins: Senate intel panel should recall John Podesta, Debbie Wasserman Schultz

 

‘Bedlam’ in Arizona After Jeff Flake Departs Senate Race

 

Sen. Rob Portman: President Trump is ‘too defensive’ on Russia

 

Sen. Claire McCaskill: My job is not to ‘fight’ Trump

 

The Shadow President?  (Romney eyes a Senate seat in Utah.)

 

 

SOCIAL JUSTICE

 

‘White Lives Matter’ organizers cancel second rally after taunts from counterprotesters

 

SOUTH KOREA 

 

Can South Korea build its own fighter jet?

 

US coy on deployment of 'strategic assets' in South Korea

 

South Korea and Japan 'considering obtaining nuclear weapons' in face of threat from Kim Jong-un

 

SPAIN

 

Neo-Nazi salutes seen at protest against Catalonia independence

 

Spain Is a Collection of Glued Regions. Or Maybe Not So Glued.

 

SPORTS

 

NFL Week 8: Most Texans kneel to protest McNair; Drew Brees's milestone; gruesome Zach Miller injury

 

Actor Norman Lloyd, Who Saw Ruth in World Series, Attends Fall Classic Again

 

Florida, McElwain Agree to Part Ways after 3rd  Straight Loss

 

Angry Texans are plotting something big for anthem  (AVIPP COMMENTARY: Football fans should stop watching the Texans.  Without a team these foolish players would suddenly be looking for jobs that do not pay what the NFL does.)

 

Oakland A's catcher pointed gun at delivery woman, police say

 

MLB Player Who Knelt During The National Anthem Is Arrested

 

Will the NFL Be the First Legal Monopoly in US History to Fail?

 

NFL's Texans planning protests after team owner's 'inmates' remark, report says

 

College Football Scoreboard (Men)

 

MLB Scoreboard

 

NHL Scoreboard

 

NBA Scoreboard

 

 

STATES

 

3 children killed after truck slams into horse-drawn buggy

 

Virginia Governor’s Race May Hinge on Immigrant Turnout

 

Full recovery from devastating Calif. wildfires will likely take years

 

Powerful coastal storm set to lash Mid-Atlantic and Northeast with wind-swept rain

 

Trump factor stirs up Virginia gov race

 

SUPREME COURT 

 

Ginsburg: Staying on High Court As Long As I'm 'Full Steam'

 

SYRIA

 

‘Package deal’ with Putin needed against Iranian expansion  (Russian President Vladimir V Putin)

 

TAIWAN

 

Taiwan president arrives in Hawaii despite Chinese objections

 

JPMorgan Asset Doesn't Think Much of Taiwan's Stock Rally

 

TERRORISM

 

Women’s convention features Hamas-linked CAIR’s Zahra Billoo, who claims FBI recruits for ISIS

 

 

TRANSGENDER MOVEMENT

 

Now it's 'pregnant people,' not 'pregnant women'

 

TROPICAL STORMS

 

TS Philippe approaches southern Florida

 

TURKEY

 

New Wave Of Arrests In Turkey Targets Pro-western Activists

 

Mnuchin Dispels Rumor That He Warned Turkey About Sanctions  (Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin)

 

What steps must KRG take to normalize relations with Turkey?

 

Turkey marks 94th year of Turkish Republic with celebrations

 

 

UNITED KINGDOM (BRITAIN)

 

ISIS extremists threaten to attack Prince George at his London nursery school with chilling dark web message warning: 'Even the royal family will not be left alone'

 

UK: Muslim Oxford U staffer suspended after it was found he was arrested for terror offenses

 

UK to investigate minister who asked aide to buy sex toys

 

UK police: “Dislike” and “unfriendliness” can be hate crimes

 

WHITE HOUSE

 

White House requested a Trump and Rouhani meeting, Tehran says  (Iranian President Hassan Rouhani)

 

Trump again calls Russia probe 'witch hunt' as possible 1st  indictment looms

 

President fires at Fusion, Uranium One, Hillary as Mueller preps ‘collusion’ reveal

 

Trump slams Michael Moore's Broadway play

 

Frustrated with the Russia investigation, Trump demands Democrats, Hillary Clinton face scrutiny

 

Anti-Trump Republicans have three options — but only one can save their party

 

Michael Moore Claims Claims Jared Kushner a ‘Fan’…

 

Trump's Approval Rating Drops to Lowest Level Yet in New NBC News/WSJ Poll

 

Trump’s trip to Asia: What happens afterwards matters more

 

Trump: Coincidence that Russia is bubbling up ahead of tax push? ‘NOT!’

 

How the rise of Trump aligned with the fall of Baal

 

 

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