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Monday, October 30, 2017







In Today’s Issue: 




The ethical and scientific consequences to eradicating Down Syndrome through abortion?


Kim Kardashian Claims Planned Parenthood is “Nothing Like” an Abortion Clinic


Texas Abortion Clinics Still Open Despite Numerous Safety Violations


Student Body President Impeached After Canceling Abortion Ads in Student Newspaper


Pro-Lifers Take Over ‘Scary Stats’ Hashtag To Show Horrors Of Abortion


Congressional Committee Will Hold Hearing on Bill to Ban Abortions After Baby’s Heart Begins Beating


Awesome Photo Shows Flowers Signaling New Life Outside Closed Abortion Center


Billionaire Activist George Soros Donates $85 Million to Sponsors of Pro-Abortion “Women’s March”


Pregnancy Centers Ask Supreme Court to Overturn California Law Forcing Them to Promote Abortions


NAACP Should Issue Travel Advisory for Racist Planned Parenthood, Which Kills Black Babies in Abortions


Congresswoman Tries to Stop ​New Abortion Clinic From Opening in Notre Dame’s Hometown


Judge Blocks Alabama Law Prohibiting Abortion Clinics Near Schools


Wisconsin Committee Passes Bill Banning University of Wisconsin Doctors From Doing Abortions


Planned Parenthood Sex-Ed Program for 12-Year-Olds on Hold After Hundreds of Parents Protest


Google Removes False Reviews Slandering Pro-Life Centers as “Fake Abortion Clinics”


Over 200,000 Sign Petition to Legalize Abortion (South Korea)


Abortion Activists Celebrate 50 Years of Abortions in Britain


Government in Scotland OKs Dangerous Do-It-Yourself Abortions at Home Without a Doctor




Is U.S. Policy in Afghanistan Doomed?


Taliban claims US hostage has 'dangerous' disease


Troubling Turn in Afghan War: Taliban Heroin Profits Soar





US captures key militant in Benghazi attack


Muslim Terrorists Kidnap Christian Woman And Her Children And Then Shoot Them In Captivity (Nigeria)


Where Is Niger?


Kenya's opposition leader calls election re-run a 'sham'




11 Reasons to Oppose Legalizing Assisted Suicide in Australia


ASX rebounds on banks


Aussie dollar higher against USD





Toronto’s S&P/TSX composite closes above 16,000 mark for first time


State-sponsored cyberattacks on Canada successful about once a week


Canadian Music Festival Says Sorry For 'Racist' White Staffer Who Didn't Want To Move To The Back


Trudeau won’t discuss Harper’s critical letter, says Canada still committed to NAFTA (Canadian Prime Minister Prime Minister Justin Trudeau/Former Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper)


Senior officer accused of sex crimes at military bases in Quebec, New Brunswick


Details emerge in Cobourg seniors shooting


Homeless death toll hits 70 and rattles public health committee members


'A year and a half of hell': Customers, businesses pay price for online reviews





Puerto Rico Electric Grid Repair Deal Smells Fishy


Puerto Rico utility canceling $300 million contract with Montana firm hired to repair electrical grid




Meet the combative, oversharing blogger who speaks for today’s beleaguered Christians





US quietly sanctions China over North Korean missile launchers


China’s leadership has a model of totalitarianism for the 21st century


China stocks tumble most in two months as bond selloff continues





Chinese Scientists Warn of Mountain Collapse at N.Korea's Nuke Test Site


NK's trade dependency on China peaks amid sanctions


Kim says North Korea will be player in space by 2022 (Communist North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un)


North Korea Conducts Mass Evacuation and Blackout Drills


Defending the U.S. from N. Korea's nuclear threat





As Russia case unfolds, Trump and Republicans go to battle with Clinton and Democrats




CBO defends powers amid Republican criticism over bad budget forecasts


Republicans, desperate for a win, already face setback as they prepare to unveil tax bill





U.S. District Court Overturns Trump’s Transgender Military Ban





Newborn Baby Girl Found in Dumpster With Umbilical Cord Still Attached


Couple who survived Vegas shooting die in crash


Daughter says the truck driver who fatally hit her mom moved the body. Now, she wants justice


West Virginia escaped inmate caught trying to cross border to Mexico


Looting in Northern California burn areas continues, police say, with 2 more arrested


Cops uncover 97 pounds of pot, nearly $1M after suspect invites them in





When capital punishment ends, Republicans will be the ones who end it




Report: Obama Campaign Paid $972K to Law Firm Linked to Fusion GPS


It Begins: Axios' Revolting Bid to Rehabilitate Fusion GPS  (Axios is attempting to spin the exposure of their smear-operation buddies at Fusion GPS into that of an ultra-smart investigative outfit merely in it for the thrill of the chase.)


Even Some Democrats Learn That Hillary’s Political Sting Is Poisonous




Education Department could scale back help on loans





The Manafort Indictment: Not Much There, and a Boon for Trump


Robert Mueller’s Opening Salvo Is a Show of Strength  (Justice Department special counsel former FBI Director Robert Mueller)


Manafort and Mueller: The Plot Thickens


Manafort's lawyer says Trump was right: No evidence of collusion with Russia


The Paul Manafort Indictment: Six Takeaways


Comey Tweets Quote About ‘Justice,’ ‘Democracy’ Following Mueller Indictments (Former FBI Director James Comey)


It Begins: Manafort and Business Associate Indicted


Erick Erickson: This is Manafort’s indictment, not Trump’s


Who is Rick Gates, the Campaign Aide Indicted Along with Manafort?


Breaking: Here Is the List of Felonies Paul Manafort Is Up Against


Paul Manafort was indicted on 12 counts, including conspiracy against the US


Paul Manafort, and the Weakness of Trump


Manafort, former business partner indicted on money laundering, tax charges in connection with special counsel probe


Trump Adviser Met With Russian in ’16 on Clinton ‘Dirt’ (The adviser, George Papadopoulos, has pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI about that conversation, according to documents unsealed Monday.)


Manafort, former business partner indicted on money laundering, tax charges in connection with special counsel probe


With Manafort charges, Trump’s ‘fake news’ claim is harder to defend


Mueller investigation enters new phase: Criminal charges




Discrimination Against White People: It's Real




Wall Street slips as Merck drops, tax talk rattles


Stocks finish lower as doubts over pace of tax cuts weigh on sentiment


Small Caps Lead U.S. Stock Losses, Treasuries Rise: Markets Wrap


Dollar retreats after scoring best week of 2017


US Consumer Spending Surged 1 Percent in September


Gold notches a gain for a second day as strong dollar pauses its climb


The Dow just logged its longest period without a 1% intraday move since 1930


Asian Stocks Mixed as Chinese Shares, Bonds Tumble: Markets Wrap


Asia shares, crude oil buoyant; euro near three-month lows


Biggest Stock Collapse in World History Has No End in Sight  




In the Midst of a Natural Paradise, a Deserted Federal School Fails Children


For-Profit Strayer, Capella to Merge


“Don’t Tell Me About Facts. I Don’t Need No Facts.”  (The intellectual arrogance of suppressing campus speech.)





Muslims Pelt Christians And Churches In Egypt With Stones, Government Responds By Closing Churches And Refuses To Prosecute The Muslims





What Virginia and New Jersey reveal about 2018 elections




Is John Kasich plotting his third run for president?


The Silence of the Democrats  (Why aren’t the potential 2020 contenders taking a stand on the way the country is heading?)




U.S. oil ends at another 8-month high as Brent extends push above $60


Energy Prices


Gasoline prices see ‘unseasonable’ weekly rise, while California faces fuel-tax increase




Trump administration stalled on whether to arm Ukraine 


Why forging bonds with Moldova is crucial


Iceland election: centre-right parties lose majority




Spanish stocks finish with their biggest daily gain in more than 3 weeks


Danish inventor admits dismembering journalist Kim Wall but denies murder




Why Papadopoulos' guilty plea is the bigger deal


Report: Manafort Indicted, Will Turn Himself in to Federal Authorities


Paul Manafort, top aide, charged with money laundering, other counts in Russia collusion probe


Paul Manafort and Rick Gates surrender to FBI: Live updates


Ex-Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort and associate indicted in special counsel probe






FCC Chairman Ajit Pai wins praise for progress, criticism over deregulation





Who are the front-runners as Trump mulls choices for new Fed chair?




Groups Fear FDA Moving Ahead With Obamacare Calorie Rule As Is




The Iconoclasts Come For George Washington


George Washington, Un-American


Christ Church Should Be Ashamed




French university admissions: Shake-up broaches selection taboo


Roman Polanski to attend retrospective in Paris despite protest




Controversy, as Deutsche Bahn plans to name train after Anne Frank


12 surprising facts you didn't know about Martin Luther




You've been fooled! 'Elixir of life' is no scary toxin (Exclusive: Vijay Jayaraj reveals truth about carbon dioxide and climate change.)



Boehner Targets Mark Levin: 'Really Crazy Right'  (Former Speaker of the House John A Boehner (R-Ohio)


Boehner On Trump: 'He Doesn’t Have An Ideological Bone In His Body'




Report: Obamacare Premiums Up 37% As Health Insurer Participation Declines


The Economy Can’t Grow Without Birth Control (Trump promised growth. He shouldn’t limit access to contraception.)


Can Obamacare survive without Obama there to prop it up?





More trouble for D.C.’s only public hospital in wake of nursing home death





 Kevin Spacey apologizes, comes out amid allegation


Actor Anthony Rapp: Kevin Spacey Made A Sexual Advance Toward Me When I Was 14


Annabella Sciorra Actor alleges she was raped by Harvey Weinstein


 Jimmy Kimmel to target Harvey Weinstein in 2018 Oscars




Politico Says Boehner Stopped 2013 Amnesty Because Public Wanted 'Legalization' But Not 'Citizenship'  (Former Speaker of the House John A Boehner (R-Ohio)


Nunes’ investigating digs up trove of Democrat connections to Russia dossier (US Representative of California Devin Nunes (R)


Peter King wants Robert Mueller to answer Congress' questions about 2009 uranium deal   (US Representative of New York Peter T King (R)


Trey Gowdy: No difference between Obama DOJ and Trump DOJ when it comes to dossier transparency  (US Representative of South Carolina Trey Gowdy (R)





A Bad Deal For the U.S.  (Generous plea bargain for serious human trafficker bodes poorly for national security.)





Gillespie (R)  vaults into lead in Virginia gov’s race on sanctuary issue


'I am Undocumented and Unafraid,' Says DACA Beneficiary Declaring Trump a 'Coward'




India: Separated twin 'opens eyes' four days after surgery


India And Japan Team Up To Tame China's Ambitions In The Indian Ocean


‘Make In India’ projects come undone





Indonesia’s oil and gas prospects running dry




Private investors line up to support infrastructure projects without Trump




Fact Check: No, New IG Report Doesn't Prove IRS Targeting Scandal Was a Right-Wing 'Myth'


Five biggest reasons to hate the IRS tax code




U.S. Pursuing Rigorous New Nuclear Inspection Regime in Iran





Major Christian Aid Group Declares ‘Most Of The Money Supposed To Help Christians Either Disappeared Or Never Came’- We Told You This Would Happen





Muslims team with antifa to obliterate critics of 'religion of peace'




Israeli-“Palestinian” Arab Conflict Briefing     (Monday, October 30, 2017)


7 Gaza Terrorists Dead, 12 Wounded in IDF Advanced Technology Tunnel Explosion (Israel Defense Forces)


IDF on tunnel: We did not plan to kill terrorists


Israel says it's prepared for any scenario, but does not seek escalation


Palestinian Jihad & Hamas lose 11 men in IDF terror tunnel blast which also sent a political message


Hamas, Fatah accuse Israel of trying to foil unity deal with tunnel explosion


Political Circus: Tensions Building In Netanyahu’s Coalition (Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu)


Abbas: Any minister in future unity gov’t must recognize Israel   (“Palestinian” Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas)


Arab MK from Zionist Union plans to skip Knesset’s Balfour tribute


Hamas Claims Several Deaths as IDF Bombs Gaza Tunnel that Exited Near Kibbutz Kissufim


Why Israel should talk to Iran


Israeli forces detain 26 Palestinians in overnight raids


After Saudi Meeting, Greenblatt Pressured Israeli Finance Minister to Meet with PA PM


Progressive Jewish leaders blast 'mixed-sex space' at Kotel, call for real solution


Palestinian prisoner given 30 minutes to visit his teenage son battling cancer


The Iran-Hamas Plan to Destroy Israel


Iron Dome developer nabs investment from New Zealand customer


Israeli army stages 'controlled explosion' near Gaza Strip


Thousands pray at Rachel's Tomb


US skips Knesset meeting on rising anti-Semitism


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


Palestinian Entrepreneurs Take Fight To Breast Cancer


In first, top New Zealander makes official visit to Israel


Hamas Spokesman Sami Abu Zuhri To Iranian News Agency: Our Aim In Hamas-Fatah Reconciliation 'Is To Make Ourselves More Available To Engage In Resistance'


Minimum wage rising to NIS 5,300 on December 1


Watch: Israel, Australia sign defense deal


Art of the Peace Deal: What Can Be Done in Israel and Palestine?


Israel insists it won’t fully implement Western Wall egalitarian prayer deal


Is Israel Preparing to Strike Hezbollah?


Duke University Press Under Fire Over Book Claiming Israel Has Policy of Maiming Palestinians to Dominate Them


The Fatah-Hamas Unification




Diehard Fans Turn Virtual Teen Singer into Japanese Mega-Star




HLMG Report: Hezbollah the Most Powerful Non-State Armed Force on the Planet




Tony Podesta Resignation Follows String of Foreign Lobbying Disclosure Violations




Life-affirming N.Y. Times report will blow your mind




News From Mexico: “A Vibrant Muslim Community”


Mexican anger over corruption deepens – but will politicians change their ways?




Saudi Arabia to Extract Uranium for ‘Self-Sufficient’ Nuclear Program


Bahrain calls for suspension of Qatar’s GCC membership


Saudi Arabia to let women attend sports events in stadiums for first time





Why did the U.S. have troops in Niger? Here’s why


Used to Afghanistan, Special Operators Suffer From Lack of Support in Africa


The U.S. Navy Must Make Sacrifices to Meet the World's Challenges


Powerful B-2 stealth bomber flies over Pacific ahead of Trump's Asian tour


9 nuclear submarine crew members discharged for drug use


Military Justice for Bergdahl


Green Beret homicide investigation centers on two Navy SEALs, report says


The Army let a convicted murderer into Bowe Bergdahl’s trial. He said, ‘I got a firing squad standing by.’


The sacrifice at home: Military spouses bear economic burden in service to their country


Niger deaths ramp up pressure for new military authorization


News flash! Pentagon makes big admission about women in combat


Convicted murderer attends the Bergdahl trial, says 'I got my firing squad standing by'


Ship with sailors rescued at sea reaches US base in Okinawa





Two Pastors in Burma Sentenced to Prison 




Clapper: 'Russians Have Succeeded Beyond Their Wildest Expectations'  (Former Director of National Intelligence James R Clapper)




Pakistan bride accidentally poisons 13 family members in failed bid to kill husband




In California Politics, Lechery Finds Safe Haven, Women Say




Poll: 68% of Voters Say Dems Own Obamacare


Latest Polls




Trump Campaign Adviser Met With Russian to Discuss 'Dirt' on Clinton


 New Syria to be born in Russia's Sochi

Russia’s Tupolev-95MS escorted by US, Japanese jets over western Pacific


Reflections on the Centennial of the Russian Revolution


Russia Wields Oil Diplomacy, Pushing In on U.S. Interests





Judge Roy Moore blasts LGBT agenda in campaign speech: ‘We don’t need transgender bathrooms’ (Alabama GOP Senate candidate Roy Moore)


Jeff Flake Shoots Down Potential Independent Senate Run  (US Senator of Arizona Jeff Flake (R) 


Senator Says Repealing Obamacare Mandate Would Save $300 Billion Over Decade


Sen. Amy Klobuchar on Paul Manafort, Russia "truth hunt"


Bob Menendez's attorneys file for mistrial  (US Senator of New Jersey Robert Menendez (D)


Lawmakers To Question Mattis, Tillerson On The Need For New War Authorization


Some Republicans Look for Love in All the Wrong Places


Corker to use power in Senate, alliance with Flake to question Trump on foreign policy (US Senator of Tennessee Bob Corker (R)/ US Senator of Arizona Jeff Flake (R) 


Judge Roy Moore identifies biggest threats to U.S. (GOP Senate candidate Roy Moore)


‘Bedlam’ in Arizona After Jeff Flake Departs Senate Race


Menendez files motion for mistrial in corruption case: report  (US Senator of New Jersey Robert Menendez (D)


Trump plans to shrink two national monuments in Utah, senator says  (US Senator of Utah Orrin Hatch (R)





NBC News, MSNBC Terminate Contract With Halperin Following Allegations of Sexual Misconduct


NBC/WSJ Poll: 48% of Women Say They've Experienced Harassment at Work





Americans Are Really Skeptical Of Facebook And Google's Efforts To Safeguard Elections




Indigenous people of Colombia fighting for their lands




SpaceX Successfully Launches South Korean Commercial Satellite


U.S. Unwilling to Cede Wartime Command of S.Korean Troops


North Korea vows more satellite launches


Seoul not considering joining US missile defense system: FM Kang


Korean firms face China challenges beyond THAAD row





Why We Should Do Nothing About Catalonia


Spain: Four Muslim migrants arrested for gang rape of tourist at Canary Islands resort


Will Catalonia Obey Madrid? Civil Servants Will Decide


Catalonia: Madrid warns of Puigdemont jailing as thousands rally for unity





Zach Miller undergoes emergency surgery in effort to save injured leg


NBA star asks NASA, Bill Nye to explain damaged plane


Most Texans Kneel During Anthem After Owner's Comments


George W. Bush tosses a strike in first pitch at Game 5 of the World Series: Watch


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NBA Scoreboard


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More than 900K without power as major storm batters Northeast


Hunt: Virginia Governor's Race Isn't Just About the Candidates


After seeing the effects of flooding in Houston, residents of Sacramento wonder: Are we next? (California)


To 'King Cuomo,' cutting New Yorkers' taxes is treason   (Governor of New York Andrew M Cuomo (D)


California clears first hurdle to breaking into three states





Tillerson’s Sisyphean mission (US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson)





How ISIS could haunt liberated Raqqa


IS's last stand in Syria: The crisis in Deir al-Zour





Taiwan to boost defense spending as U.S. expresses concern over possible military imbalance with China


Tsai’s cross-strait policy tops survey


China Objects to Taiwan President's Visits to US


Taiwan: Asia's biggest gay pride parade brings tens of thousands to Taipei





1 country forecast to grab technology lead from U.S.




Can the U.S.-Turkish Alliance Survive Erdogan’s Misrule? (Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan)


Turkey threatens legal action after lawmaker calls Erdogan 'fascist dictator'


Turkey tightens siege on Afrin





FTSE 100 ends lower for 1st  time in 3 sessions as home builders, HSBC fall


UK court sides with university in expelling student who called gay ‘marriage’ a sin on Facebook


UK: Muslims plan boycott over halal meat ban in schools


Theresa May to crack down as sex harassment allegations grow  (British Prime Minister Theresa May)


Nicola Sturgeon to apologise over historical gay sex convictions  (Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon)


UK's push to 'divide and rule EU 27' impeded Brexit talks


Minister to be investigated after asking assistant to buy sex toys


Body of Iraq WMD dossier scientist exhumed


Action call over IVF postcode lottery


UK deficit to heighten pressure on chancellor ahead of budget


Bank of England poised to push interest rates back up to 0.5%


UK 'not ready for new industrial era'


Onward Christian Soldiers Hymn dropped from local Remembrance Sunday service 




Iran skips UN Abu Dhabi meet on nuclear power; it had been seated next to Israel


Africa trip illustrates Nikki Haley’s trusted, unusually direct relationship with Trump (US United Nations Ambassador Nikki Haley)




Vatican aims to head off US-N. Korea standoff




Daily Presidential Tracking Poll


WH Won't Rule Out Pardoning Manafort, Gates


Trump must tread carefully with his Asian bankers


Gallup Poll: Trump's Approval Rating Down at 36 Percent


Bird-flipping cyclist enters annals of presidential hecklers


The Donald comes under fire for golfing every weekend in October - spending one out of every three days since taking office at a Trump golf property


Bannon promised Trump he'd attack top GOP donor: report


Ivana Trump claims ex-husband Donald saw very little of his children and had no idea how to 'speak their language'


Emma Thompson regrets not having dinner with Trump: I told him to 'f—k off'



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