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Thursday, November 2, 2017

 

CELEBRATING 241 YEARS OF LIBERTY AND FREEDOM 

 

 

In Today’s Issue: 

 

ABORTION

 

Man Rapes 13-Year-Old Girl and Takes Her to Planned Parenthood for an Abortion

 

Planned Parenthood Black Community: ‘Safer’ for Black Women to ‘Have Abortion’ Than ‘Give Birth’

 

Former Abortion Practitioner’s Heartbreaking Congressional Testimony: “I’m a Mass Murderer”

 

Planned Parenthood Targets Black Women With Message of Abortions Being ‘Safe’

 

OBGYN Claims Life Doesn’t Begin at Conception: “That’s a Religious Definition Not a Scientific One”

 

Ohio House passes bill to ban abortion after Down syndrome diagnosis

 

Florida abortion doctor's killer denied release from prison

 

Firm That Produced “Russian Dossier” on Trump Worked for Planned Parenthood to Discredit Baby Parts Videos

 

Judge says California can’t force antiabortion clinics to publicize abortion access

 

Abortion Clinic Staffer Leaves Work, Drives Up to Praying Pro-Lifers and Says the Most Amazing Thing: “I Quit”

 

Bills on abortion, guns up in the air in final months of Wisconsin legislative session

 

Former Satanic ‘high wizard’: We must fight abortion with spiritual weapons

 

'Jackson' documentary shines a spotlight on Mississippi's abortion battle

 

Abortion Activists Sue to Overturn Texas Law Banning Dismemberment Abortions

 

The Trump official who oversaw Jane Doe’s case has a troubling anti-abortion history

 

Russian Orthodox leader: ‘The problem of abortion ... is our highest priority’

 

United Nations Committee Says “Right to Life” Means a Right to Abortion

 

Pro-abortion globalist sparks laughter at Vatican: Trump ‘doesn’t think of much’

 

AFGHANISTAN

 

Dozens of AWOL Afghan trainees in the US remain unaccounted for, report says

 

Some countries increasing influence in Afghanistan: NATO

 

 

AFRICA

 

A Visit to 'Africa's North Korea'

 

A Killing in Congo Reveals Human Cost of Conservation

 

Nervous villagers describe attack on U.S. troops in Niger

 

 

ANTI-SEMITISM

 

ADL: Anti-Semitic Incidents Skyrocket in 2017

 

ASIA

 

This Man Could Have Kept Vietnam From Communists, But The Kennedy Administration Okayed His Assassination 

 
AUSTRALIA

 

ASX drifts as NAB losses weigh

 

The Australian dollar is getting whipsawed around

 

Liberal minister defiant over citizenship query

 

US expert tells Australians to get over their nuclear 'hang-up'

 

Woman killed autistic teen to cross murder off her ‘bucket list’

 

BORDER SECURITY

 

Border Wall Bidders Beg for Trump's Protection

 

CANADA

 

Stocks creep highter in Toronto as U.S. stock markets mixed

 

Doctors Say This Man is Brain Dead and Want to Remove Life Support, His Parents Say He’s Still Alive

 

Scarborough's Wexford school community mourns loss of counsellor, teacher, student in one month span

 

Father of 9 killed in fiery Ontario highway crash, widow 'devastated that he's gone'

 

Proposed welfare reform plan includes 22% boost to payments

 

Newborn Baby Wearing Only a Diaper Found Abandoned Behind a Local Business

 

Kevin Libin: Trudeau just proved why Canadians don’t want free trade with China  (Canadian Prime Minister Prime Minister Justin Trudeau)

 

 U.S. reduces softwood lumber duties for all but 2 Canadian producers

 

Human remains found on B.C. farm identified as missing woman

 

Supreme Court ruling removes barrier for developing year-round ski resort on sacred First Nation land

 

Detached Toronto home prices fall, while condo prices soar in October

 

After fatal 14-vehicle pileup, OPP commissioner tells trucking industry it’s time for action

 

Google parent chair says company owes Canada, worried about U.S.-Canada relations

 

CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY (CIA)

 

Osama bin Laden's home movies: CIA’s astonishing footage shows terror chief's children using guns to shoot water balloons and playing outside while he was the world’s most wanted man 

 

COMEDY

 

Stephen Colbert mocks Trump over 'Chuck Schumer beauty' tweet after NYC terror attack

 

COMMUNIST CHINA 

 

New Regulations Further Tighten Internet Control in China

 

As China aims for 'world-class army', Asia starts to worry

 

China, ASEAN hold joint naval drills as tensions ease

 

Red debt rising

 

COMMUNIST NORTH KOREA

 

U.S. Stealth Bombers Practice Hitting N.Korean Targets

 

Some defectors moving to form North Korean government-in-exile

 

US-North Korea summit 'necessary' to solve nuke crisis: top North Korean defector

 

North Korea working on advanced version of missile that could reach US, source says

 

Is Kim Jong Un terrified of South Korean soaps?   (Communist North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un)

 

North Korean defector says Trump must convince Kim personally about consequences of war

 

Poll: Most Americans think North Korea can be contained

 

 

CONGRESS

 

Congressional Dems File Brief Opposing Bakers in Gay Wedding Cake Case

 

Who are the Republicans retiring from Congress after 2018?

 

Bloated budget threatens to sink Trump's tax reform

 

New GOP bill would halt individual mandate, restore subsidy payments

 

COURTS

 

Manafort Lawyer's Sidewalk Speech Draws Rebuke From Trial Judge

 

Ex-teacher gets probation for sex act on friend’s teen son

 

CRIME IN AMERICA

 

Colorado police nab 'nonchalant' Walmart triple murder suspect

 

Manhunt launched after gunman kills 3 at Colorado Walmart

 

Woman scattered nude photos of son's ex inside high school, police say

 

One reportedly dead in shooting at Walmart in Thornton

 

Multiple people down in shooting at Colorado Walmart: police

 

Multiple people reported down in shooting at Colorado Walmart: Police

 

CYBER ATTACK

 

Russian hackers’ hit list went way beyond Hillary Clinton: AP

 

 

DEATH-PENALTY

 

A death row inmate's attorney said Nevada's execution drug isn't humane enough for a dog

 

DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL COMMITTEE (DNC)

 

Bernie Sanders Campaign Worker Sues DNC for Server Information Related to Murder of Seth Rich

 

Here's How Much The Clinton Campaign And DNC Paid For The Trump Dossier

 

Inside Hillary Clinton’s secret takeover of the DNC

 

Wow: Dem Bloodshed as Donna Brazile Outs Hillary Clinton as Grifter Who Milked DNC Dry

 

Explosive Brazile Confession: Trump and Bernie Were Right, DNC Rigged Nomination For Hillary From the Start

 

DEMOCRATS (MARXISTS)

 

Clinton defends campaign funding for research in Steele dossier

 

Hillary Clinton Is “Still Ready” to Be President, If Anyone Will Have Her

 

Hillary Clinton Plunges Like A Rock On List Of Most Powerful Women

 

The Democrats' Preoccupation with Inequality

 

Former first lady: Men are 'entitled,' 'self-righteous' because women protect them too much

 

 

DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

 

Russia probe could derail Trump nominee for top Agriculture post

 

 

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

 

DeVos Recounts Being Blocked by Protesters From Entering School: ‘I Was so Angry’  (Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos)

 

DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

 

Perry: Fossil fuels help prevent sexual assault in Africa (Energy Secretary Rick Perry)

 

 

DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

 

Sessions blasts tech firms for blocking access to encrypted evidence (US Attorney General Jeff Sessions)

 

Time Warner shares drop on report DOJ may sue to block AT&T deal

 

Special counsel puts pro-Trump nonprofit in sights

 

Judge Nap: Mueller’s target is the president; here’s what’s next (Justice Department special counsel former FBI Director Robert Mueller)

 

The other huge scandal Mueller brought to light this week

 

A curious assault on diversity of opinion

 

The tip of a prosecutorial iceberg (Earlier this week, the government revealed that a grand jury sitting in Washington, DC, indicted a former Trump presidential campaign chairman and his former deputy and business partner for numerous felonies.)

 

ECONOMY

 

Dow ends at a record as Trump taps Powell for Fed chief, GOP unfurls tax plan

 

Dow rises while tax plan weighs on S&P, Nasdaq

 

U.S. Stocks Mixed, Dollar Lower on Tax Plan Detail: Markets Wrap

 

New jobless claims fall, and worker productivity rises

 

Dollar lower after tax plan, Powell nomination

 

Asian shares rise on Fed optimism, pushing back toward 10-year peak

 

Asia Stocks Pause at 10-Year High, Dollar Falls: Markets Wrap

 

Treasury yields remain lower after Trump announces Powell as next Fed boss

 

Gold holds little change as Trump announces Fed chair

 

EDUCATION

 

A Traditional Marriage Student Group Has Been Branded a ‘Hate Group’

 

Koch Institute to Conservatives: Don’t Be Snowflakes

 

N.J. residents receive anti-immigrant school board ads

 

Peer Review by Whom?  (Rand Paul wants to add two people to every federal peer-review panel evaluating research proposals, charged with looking for value to taxpayers. Science advocates say idea would politicize federal funding of research.)

 

Where the STEM Jobs Are (and Where They Aren’t)

 

Strategic Silence (Oberlin will no longer notify students about hateful fliers if there’s not an immediate threat. The college doesn’t want to amplify provocateurs, but some students worry silence sends the wrong message.)

 

Porn plays on school TV after student hijacks broadcast

 

Let's Make a Deal (University of Oregon officials offer to pardon students who drowned out the president's speech last month if they meet with administrators.)

 

Study: Support for Free Speech Eroding

 

Faculty Balk at Westminster Layoff Notices (An international buyer intends to employ faculty and staff in the future, but Rider issued the layoff notices in case the deal falls through.)

 

D.C. Teachers Slam ‘Bulls**t Policy’ of Passing Students Who Fail Three of Four Quarters

 

Farińa's reluctant half-steps against school bullying  (New York City Chancellor Carmen Farińa on Monday announced some decent anti-bullying measures — without noting that her Department of Education has been fighting for more than a year to avoid these reforms....)

 

Student faces charges after 'rubbing used tampons on roommate's bag'

 

EGYPT

 

Mysterious new chamber discovered in Great Pyramid

 

Egyptian lawyer says it's duty to rape girls who wear ripped jeans

 

ENERGY

 

U.S. oil prices mark highest settlement since 2015

 

Energy Prices 

 

EUROPEAN UNION

 

European stocks close lower, snapping 5-session win streak

 

Geert Wilders Declares: ‘I Don’t Want Swedes Or Moroccans In The Dutch Parliament.’

 

Dutch man gets four years for plotting terror attack

 

Lawyer: EU blocks EgyptAir hijacker’s extradition

 

Italy’s apocalypse (When thinking about migrants and Islam, Italy is not a country that comes to mind.)

 

FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION (FBI) 

 

FBI Found Second Man In Connection To NYC Terror Attack

 

FBI says they've located 2nd  person wanted for questioning

 

FBI agents manhandled Manafort and his wife during pre-dawn raid in intimidation effort

 

 

FEDERAL RESERVE

 

Trump nominates Fed's Powell to lead U.S. central bank

 

 

FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION (FDA)

 

Medical Marijuana Industry Warned Over Cancer Claims

 

FRANCE

 

France set to join India’s anti-China front

 

France hikes taxes on big companies to meet deficit goal

 

Macron to drastically reduce number of people awarded Legion d'Honneur (French President Emmanuel Macron)

 

 

GERMANY

 

Why did Berlin dog owners pay over €11 million in ‘dog tax’ last year?

 

'Natural healer' on trial for drugging group of doctors at seminar

 

How trucks from eastern Europe are coming to dominate German roads

 

GLOBAL WARMING

 

Atmospheric change is occurring 10 to 20 times faster than ever before. Here's why.

 

Trump Vindicated: U.N. Confirms Paris Climate Accord Was a Complete Waste of Space

 

 

GOOGLE

 

Conservative Group Claims YouTube Is Censoring Its Videos

 

GOP

 

Soros Provides Funding to Group Behind Pulled Anti-Gillespie Ad   (Virginia gubernatorial race)

 

 

GUANTANAMO

 

Sending the New York terrorism suspect to Guantanamo is a horrible idea

 

Trump Considers Guantanamo for Suspect in New York Terror Attack

 

ThinkProgress Editor Wonders Why Trump Didn’t Try to Send Vegas Shooter to Gitmo

 

HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

 

Emergency! Obamacare costsfor 27-year-old nearly double

 

Reports of crowds, glitches as ACA enrollment opens for its fifth year

 

Obamacare Premiums in Some States Set to Rise by Double Digits Next Year

 

HEALTH CARE

 

Amazing Fetal Surgeries are Helping Unborn Children Well Before Birth

 

San Diego reports 20th  death from Hepatitis A outbreak

 

More U.S. babies born preterm as progress stalls

 

HISTORY

 

Shelby Foote’s Civil War History Defends America Against Insatiable Haters Like Ta-Nehisi Coates

 

HOLLYWOOD 

 

Warner Bros. cuts ties with Brett Ratner after sexual misconduct allegations

 

HOMOSEXUALITY

 

OfficeMax refuses to print flyer for talk exposing homosexual agenda

 

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

 

The GOP Tax Plan Is a Threat to National Security

 

24 House Republicans From Blue States Resist Pressure to Embrace Costly Tax Deduction

 

Rep. King: FBI 'Never Told' Congress About Russian Uranium Bribery, Money-Laundering Case   (US Representative of New York Peter T King (R)

 

GOP proposal cuts rates, limits state and local deductions, leaves 401(k) intact

 

Republicans unveil details of tax plan

 

House GOP releases sweeping plan to cut taxes

 

Nancy Pelosi has Trump right where she wants him (House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-California)

 

Nunes: Dems Suddenly Very Interested in Viewing DOJ Dossier Docs They Didn't Want Subpoenaed  (US Representative of California Devin Nunes (R)

 

Rep. Wilson returns to Capitol after facing death threats

 

House GOP waffles on Trump’s promised permanent cut in corporate tax rate

 

Impeachment calls grow louder  

 

Rep. Mia Love (R-Utah) rebuffs journalist for chat about Sen. Orrin Hatch 'reported out of context'

 

McCarthy Pushes Back Against California Governor in Heated Tax Debate  (House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-California)

 

Hispanic Caucus Debates Whether to Let Republican Join

 

Report: Pelosi Told Steyer That His Ad Campaign Calling for Trump’s Impeachment Was a ‘Distraction’  (House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-California)

 

IMMIGRATION

 

A Simple Way for Trump to Slow the Tide of Illegal Immigrants

 

For Trump, New York’s tragedy means a new attack on immigration

 

 

INDIA

 

Huge blast at thermal power plant leaves 26 dead

 

How India Can Help Make America Great Again

 

Officials, Police in Tamil Nadu State, India Halt Worship in 10 Churches

 

One Year After India Killed Off Cash, Here’s What Other Countries Should Learn from It

 

 

INDONESIA

 

Horrific Indonesian dog trade exposed in disturbing undercover video

 

Freeport under multiple guns in Indonesia  (US mining giant faces rising regulatory, market and security risks with the future of its hugely profitable Grasberg copper and gold mine still in limbo.)

 

IRAN

 

Iran relationship with al-Qaeda revealed in newly-released trove of Bin Laden documents

 

Russia Starts Construction on New Iranian Nuke Plant

 

IRAQ

 

Baghdad accuses Kurds of reneging on pullback deal

 

Lawmakers: U.S. Illegally Arming, Paying Iranian Militants in Iraq

 

ISLAM

 

Video: The History of Dhimmitude  (Shillman Fellow Raymond Ibrahim educates a Muslim reformer and American professor about history.)

 

ISRAEL

 

Israeli-“Palestinian” Arab Conflict Briefing     (Thursday, November 2, 2017)

 

No humanitarian help to Hamas until soldiers returned

 

The Balfour Declaration: "The greatest crime in the history of mankind"

 

With the PA’s help, Israeli Christians quietly make pilgrimages to Lebanon

 

Netanyahu to UK’s May: Palestinian Authority 100 Years Behind (Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu)

 

Netanyahu tells May: I don't want to nix Iran deal, just fix it

 

Lebanese president: Israel will lose next war with Lebanon

 

Israel To Establish New Temple Mount Security Unit

 

Rocket sirens wail in Tel Aviv in apparent false alarm

 

IDF: Gaza can't search for missing terrorists without update on kidnapped Israelis  (Israel Defense Forces)

 

Leading Arab Israeli researcher of the Holocaust says it’s ‘in my DNA’

 

Times of Israel Hacked by Turks

 

PA historian: In 1917 “there was nothing called a Palestinian people”

 

Article In Saudi Daily 'Al-Sharq Al-Awsat' On The 100th  Anniversary Of The Balfour Declaration: Lamentations Won't Help, It's Time To Take Stock And Learn From Our Mistakes

 

IDF raids two Palestinian gun workshops, confiscates lathes

 

Abbas demands British government recognize Palestine on Balfour centenary  (“Palestinian” Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas)

 

Israel denies entry to Amnesty worker in anti-BDS move

 

Israeli forces open fire at training site in central Gaza

 

Israeli forces detain 17 Palestinians from West Bank (Judea and Samaria) , East Jerusalem

 

Amnesty International slams Israel for denying entry of group's advocacy director

 

Israel gears up for 'Blue Flag' (Israel Air Force hosts largest international aerial training exercise in nation's history.)

 

‘State terrorism’: Damascus urges UN to condemn Israeli attack on Syrian copper factory

 

Palestinians bash Britain for Balfour Declaration celebrations in mass protests

 

Seinfeld gets spectacularly real on the intimacy of performing stand-up for Jews

 

Thousands of Palestinians protest on Balfour Declaration centenary

 

A crucial step in recognizing Jews’ ancient right to their homeland

 

JAPAN

 

Japan PM Abe begins new term with vow to increase North Korea pressure

 

Japan's Military Provides America with New Strategic Options

 

 

JORDAN

 

Israel’s Amman embassy won’t reopen until guard brought to trial – Jordan

 

LIBERALISM

 

Liberals Upset That Gary Sinise Has Been Chosen as the Rose Parade Grand Marshal

 

From Mueller To Mandelblit  (In the Mueller probe and the incessant probes against Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu we see the new face of the Left.)

 

MEDIA 

 

NY Times Promotes Antifa-Communist Coup Effort Against Trump for Nov. 4

 

Watch: Hannity Breaks Down Why Mueller's Investigation Is Compromised And Must End (Justice Department special counsel former FBI Director Robert Mueller)

 

NBC story on 'backlash' against 'American Muslims' stirs outrage

 

Jake Tapper Needs To Apologize To America For His 'Allahu Akbar' Comment

 

CNN’s Don Lemon: “It’s A Legitimate Question” To Ask White House If They Support Slavery

 

Fox News employees despair over network's Trump-Russia coverage

 

Trump to Appear on Fox’s ‘Ingraham Angle’ Thursday; Clarence Thomas on Wednesday

 

MEXICO

 

Mexico Politician under fire for giving chickenwire to prevent sexual assaults

 

MIDDLE EAST

 

Saudi Arabia sets up new commission to boost cybersecurity

 

Saudi-led air strike 'hits Yemen market'

 

MILITARY

 

The U.S. Army's 'New' Command Is a Repackaging of Old Failures

 

Don't Listen to John Bolton: War Is Not a Solution

 

Iraq and Afghanistan vets call VA motto ‘sexist’

 

Gitmo judge sentences Marine general to 21 days confinement for refusing to follow orders

 

Psychiatrist: Bergdahl likely suffered from PTSD and other disorders before his capture

 

Pentagon discloses new quality glitch on Lockheed's F-35 jets

 

MYANMAR

 

Myanmar's Suu Kyi visits troubled Rakhine

 

 

NUCLEAR PROLIFERATION

 

Who gets to have nuclear weapons — and why?

 

PACIFIC

 

Guam the latest hotspot in Sino-US military race

 

PAKISTAN

 

Pakistan man jailed in polygamy case

 

The turnover test in Pakistan

 

U.S. shares names of 20 terror groups with Pakistan: report

 

US should refrain from making unfounded assertions against Pakistan: Foreign Office

 

 

PHILIPPINES

 

Trump claims a win over Obama: ‘Warm rapport’ with authoritarian Duterte, who called the U.S. ‘lousy’ (President Rodrigo Duterte)

 

PORNOGRAPHY

 

More and more kids are becoming addicted to porn. Here's how these parents are fighting back.

 

RACISM

 

Six Miami firefighters sacked for ‘sexually explicit and racially offensive conduct’ after noose hung over black colleague’s family photos and penises drawn on them 

 

RUSSIA

 

Putin's Cousin Earned $95,000 Every Day in 2016 (Russian President Vladimir V Putin)

 

Former Employee Of Saint Petersburg 'Troll Factory': 'Our Goal Was To Set [The Americans] Against Their Own Government, To Provoke Unrest And Discontent'

 

Russian Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Cites Fake Bin Laden Visit to Slam Manafort Indictment  (Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov)

 

Russian Women Are Politically Alienated, Gender Gap Report Shows

 

 Russian Senators Warn Companies Against Advertising on Twitter

 

‘London professor’ in Trump case made many Russia trips

 

Russia 'sex traffickers' deported from Bahrain

 

Nuclear deal does not mandate access to Iran’s military sites, Russia says

 

Vladimir Lenin's mummified body to remain in the heart of Russia for good?

 

Russian strategic bombers wipe out terrorists’ arms depots in Syria 

 

Uranium One and New START  (Some US national security officials are urging an investigation of the burgeoning Uranium One scandal to focus on whether the New START arms treaty with Russia was compromised by Moscow payoffs and not just by Obama administration policies that sought to curry favor with the Kremlin.)

 

SCIENCE

 

Human cities are driving evolution — and may spawn new species, scientists say

 

Humans may need fake gravity to reach Mars without brain damage, warn scientists 

 

 

SENATE

 

Senate Democrats falsely claim GOP tax plan will raise taxes for most working-class families

 

Schumer to ‘Patriotic Millionaires’: Killing GOP Tax Plan Is First Step in ‘Taking America Back (Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-New York)

 

Senate Republicans Ready To Fight To Keep Death Tax In Tax Reform Package

 

Senate Dems cave on Trump's judges after GOP threatens weekend work

 

Fighting Climate Change and Drilling for Oil, Too (US Senator  of Alaska Lisa Murkowski ®  will take center stage this week in a hearing on opening an Arctic wildlife area to oil drilling.)

 

Senators Support Trump Call to End Visa Lottery Program

 

Grassley asks State, DHS for Details on Suspected NYC Truck Attacker  (US Senator of Iowa Charles Grassley (R)

 

Sen. Richard Burr says media botched Russian-social media story (US Senator of North Carolina Richard Burr (R)

 

Mitch McConnell and his allies are ready for war with Steve Bannon  (Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Kentucky)

 

 

SEXUAL HARASSMENT

 

NPR bosses knew about harassment allegations, but kept top editor on job

 

SOCIAL MEDIA

 

Twitter Admits It Buried “Podesta Email”, DNC Tweets Ahead Of The Presidential Election

 

Facebook, Twitter drop 'bombshell' on Trump-Russia 'collusion'

 

Outrage, fear and precision targeting: The anatomy of a Russian Facebook ad

 

Russian ads on Facebook show sophistication of 2016 influence campaign

 

Seen these before? Here are some of the Russian Facebook ads

 

Teens lament 'constant pressure' of social media

 

SOCIAL JUSTICE

 

Former Street Activist Quits Black Lives Matter After Discovering Soros Hacks Took Over Movement (Video)

 
SOUTH AMERICA

 

Calif. family found safe in Brazilian jungle after being kidnapped by pirates

 

Colombia Former Farc rebel chief 'Timochenko' to run for president

 

SOUTH KOREA 

 

North Korea working on additional nuclear, missile tests: spy agency

 

Trump to Push for FTA Revision When He Visits Korea

 

Xi replies to Kim Jong-un, but not to Moon  (Communist Chinese Dictator Xi Jinping has sent a reply to North Korean leader Kim Jong-un on the latter's earlier congratulatory letter on his re-election as the leader of the ruling Communist Party of China (CPC), North Korean state media reported Thursday.)

 

92 Countries to Participate in Pyeongchang Winter Olympics

 

Moon, NATO head agree to cooperate on North Korea  (President Moon Jae-in)

 

Exports Rise in October Despite Shorter Working Days

 

iPhone 8 draws lukewarm responses

 

Over 370 crimes reported in Itaewon on Halloween weekend

 

 

SPAIN

 

Sacked Catalan leaders summoned to court

 

 

SPORTS

 

Papa John’s pizza CEO chews out NFL for hurting sales by fumbling anthem protests

 

MLB Scoreboard

 

NHL Scoreboard

 

NBA Scoreboard

 

 

STATES

 

 

KKK leaves pamphlets in candy bags outside Virginia homes

 

VA Gov Race: Oh, There's Harsh Irony In That Horrible Northam Ad, And Democrats Won't Like It

 

Sex Scandal Embroils California Capitol

 

 

STATE DEPARTMENT

 

State Department Blocked Bid to Impose Reciprocal Curbs on Chinese Building in D.C. in Dispute Over Embassy Repairs

 

SUPREME COURT 

 

NPR Legal Reporter Criticizes Gorsuch for Citing the Constitution

 

Justice Thomas Says This On Anthem Kneelers In Rare TV Interview

 

Clarence Thomas: 'No idea' what rumors of Neil Gorsuch ruffling feathers are about

 

SYRIA

 

After months under ISIS rule, she managed to escape

 

Will Syria Become the next Major Political Battlefield?

 

TAIWAN

 

Tsai cautiously optimistic about Trump-Xi meeting  (President Tsai Ing-wen)

 

Lack of personnel hurts cybersecurity efforts, Cabinet says

 

Why Catalonia is not a model for Taiwan

 

Closer US-Taiwan Ties Expected Following Trump’s Nomination of Veteran Asia Hand to Pentagon  

   

Taiwan enters US Global Entry program

 

TAXATION

 

Sanders Backs Tax Hike for Wealthy in NYC Despite $4 Billion Surplus

 

 

TERRORISM

 

NYC Victims Lost Schumer's Diversity Visa Lottery  (Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-New York)

 

NY Deputy Police Commissioner: “This isn’t about Islam, this isn’t about the mosque he attends”

 

Watch Live: What They Are Not Telling You About The NYC Terrorist Attack

 

New York, Again (Thoughts from Norway.)

 

NY terror suspect 'eyeballed me': horrified driver's graphic account

 

Here's the history behind trucks being used in terror attacks

 

Uzbek attacker inspired by ISIS video on cell phone; Study finds Central Asian migrants 'more susceptible' to radicalization

 

Stop Denying the Obvious. Terror Attacks Are Motivated by Radical Islam.

 

What If Home Depot Had Refused to Rent A Truck to Sayfullo Saipov?

 

Yet Another Radical Islamic Terror Attack That Could Have Been Prevented

 

Why terror suspect attacked on Halloween

 

America’s Terrorist Lottery  (Maybe after the Manhattan truck rampage, it’s time for immigration officials to stop using games of chance to pick future Americans.)

 

It's far too early to say this attacker was a 'lone wolf'

 

Diversity is Our Terror  (There’s a whole lot of diversity. And it’s killing us.)

 

NYC terror suspect makes first court appearance shackled in a wheelchair

 

After Tuesday’s attack, searching for ways to stop the next one

 

NYC jihadist slipped 4 anti-terror systems

 

'We have nothing to do with this guy': Neighbours of attack suspect express their disgust

 

The 5 minutes that turned a tranquil bike path into a nightmarish scene

 

Clark Mindock: We New Yorkers refuse to be scared into submission by terrorists

 

Politicians have 'blood on their hands' in NYC terror attack

 

Old friends from Argentina reunited in New York. Five died in a terrorist attack.

 

Neighbor says suspect practiced driving truck in weeks before attack

 

'The most innocent, delicate kid': The last bicycle ride of Darren Drake

 

Belgian woman killed in attack was ‘the most beautiful mom’

 

Of the eight killed in New York, only Nicholas Cleves called it home

 

Prosecutors: Terror suspect 'felt good' about NYC attack, asked for ISIS flag in hospital room

 

NYC terror suspect 'wanted to kill as many people as he could': Complaint

 

Uzbek attacker's family was 'very mysterious,' neighbor says

 

Terrorism charges filed against NYC attack suspect

 

Argentines shaken by terrorism on other side of the world

 

Here's the visa program New York terrorism suspect Sayfullo Saipov used to get into the country

 

 

TURKEY

 

Hack attempt shows Erdogan’s sense of existential doom (Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan)

 

Turkish ‘Raiders’ hack Asia Times

 

Nearly 75 percent of Syrian migrants in Turkey want citizenship: Study

 

Denying Turkey a piece of the pie can break regional plot against Kurdistan

 

Turkey: 39 killed in clashes between troops, Kurdish rebels

 

283 ISIS affiliates arrested in Turkey in sting operation 

 

UNIONS

 

Teachers union head met privately with Steve Bannon

 

 

UNITED KINGDOM (BRITAIN)

 

U.K. stocks end at 3-week high as Bank of England delivers ‘dovish’ rate hike

 

British PM forced to name new defense chief amid sexual harassment crisis

 

Bank of England sees only gentle rises ahead after historic rate hike

 

Osama bin Laden: Visits to Shakespeare’s birthplace convinced him west was 'decadent'

 

Fallon resigns saying conduct 'fell short'   (Defense Secretary Sir Michael Fallon resigns, saying past personal behavior is "not acceptable now.")

 

Fusion GPS paid ex-British spy $168,000 for work on dossier

 

Bomber's brother faces arrest in UK

 

Libya: UK requests extradition of Hashem Abedi over Manchester Arena attack

 

UK interest rate decision looms

 

EU nurses 'turning their backs on UK'

 

Russians 'set up shop' in Scotland to force new independence vote

 

CCTV cameras in school toilets 'creepy'

 

Equality: Women 'could wait 217 years for pay gap to close'

 

Ambulance explodes outside hospital

 

Independence debate ‘scared off’ army recruits, claims Tory MP (Scotland)

 

UK :Child poverty set to soar to new record, says thinktank

 

Man jailed over Navy officer murder

 

Number of EU nurses registering to work in Britain falls by 90 per cent 

 

Fostering: Inquiry rejects press claims about 'Christian' girl living with Muslims

 

British police request extradition of Manchester bomber's brother from Libya

 

May hosts Israel PM for Balfour centenary  (British Prime Minister Theresa May) 

 

UNITED NATIONS

 

U.S. votes against U.N. resolution condemning embargo on Cuba

 
US CONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY COMMISSION

 

Massive government recall covers 37.8 million Kidde fire extinguishers

 
WHITE HOUSE

 

Daily Presidential Tracking Poll

 

Snoop Dogg album photo appears to show Trump corpse in a morgue

 

Trump on Mueller probe: I'm 'not angry at anybody'  (Justice Department special counsel former FBI Director Robert Mueller)

 

Report: Trump Privately Blames Jared Kushner for Mueller’s Indictments

 

What Should Trump Say during His Upcoming China Trip?

 

US President Has Authority to Strike North Korea With Nuclear Weapon, Top US Officials Say

 

McMaster may move Afghanistan envoy position to White House  (White House National Security Adviser HR McMaster)

 

Trump tweets NYC terror attack suspect should get death penalty

 

Trump blames N.Y. attack on weak laws, justice system

 

Trump is faithfully following the autocrat’s playbook

 

About John Kelly’s Racist History Lesson (White House Chief of Staff John Kelly)

 

White House opioid commission calls for vast changes to anti-drug policies

 

Seven Bizarre Notions Trump and His Team Have About America

 

White House opioid crisis commission releases final report

 

White House says Saipov should be considered ‘enemy combatant’

 

 

WORLD ECONOMIC FORUM

 

Being a Woman Got Even Worse in 2017, World Economic Forum Says

 
 

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