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Friday, November 17, 2017





In Today’s Issue: 





Singer Joy Villa Declares “Abortion Is Murder” on Twitter


Does the GOP Tax Bill Introduce Anti-Abortion “Fetal Personhood” Legislation?


Woman Wants to Abort Her 28-Week-Old Unborn Baby Just Because the Child is Disabled


State gives Alternatives to Abortion program $20 million more in funding (Texas)


Planned Parenthood Employee Caught Using Abortion Biz Credit Card for $25K in Personal Expenses


Judge narrows challenges to some Louisiana abortion laws


Planned Parenthood CEO Cecile Richards on Senator Who Groped a Woman: “Al Franken is a Leader for Women”


Supreme Court abortion case could promote free speech by both sides


30-Year-Old Woman Bled to Death After Botched Second-Trimester Abortion


Military’s Abortion Policy Is Harming Female Troops’ Mental, Physical Health, Study Finds


Miracle Baby Survives Miscarriage and Abortion and is Born Healthy


Why Can’t More Republicans Back Doug Jones? One Word: Abortion


School Lets Planned Parenthood Push Sex and Abortion on 14-Year-Olds Without Telling Their Parents


Ohio Senate Passes Bill Banning Abortions for Down Syndrome


Planned Parenthood Doc Refused to Let Me Share My Story at a Conference Because I Didn’t Abort My Disabled Baby


House passes GOP tax bill that recognizes unborn children


Virginia governor-elect names abortion, LGBT activists to transition team


Prison Employee Had Sex With Multiple Inmates and Paid for Abortion for One Inmate’s Baby


Pro-life groups face increasing hostility on college campuses


Abortion Debate, Protest Shed Light on Opposing Views Around Reproductive Rights


Father Who Raped His 11-Year-Old Daughter, Took Her for Abortion, Avoids Prison


Media Mislead on Guttmacher Report: Little Evidence Contraception Use Responsible for Abortion Decline


Activists press ProMedica to sign agreement with abortion clinic  (Ohio)


12 Million Girls Have Been Aborted in India Just Because They Were Not Boys


Dangerous abortion pill pulled from France still sold in Latin America


UK Government Will Fund Free Abortions for Minors and Take Them for Abortion Without Parental Consent


U.N. tells Dominican Republic: decriminalize and guarantee access to abortion




U.S. troops in Afghanistan taught for years not to oppose “culturally accepted practice” of child sex abuse


Afghan Policeman’s Bear Hug Stops Suicide Bomber





Five Christians Killed, Five Others Missing in Muslim Herder Attacks in Nigeria


Zimbabwe's Governing Party Moves to Expel Robert Mugabe, Effectively Endorsing Coup


Premature Baby Born at 25 Weeks and Weighing Just 395 Grams Defies Doctors’ Expectations


Mugabe makes first public appearance amid pressure to exit  (Zimbabwe Dictator Robert Mugabe)


U.S. Troop Levels in Somalia Now Close to Number on the Ground in Syria


A Strongman Is Poised to Replace Mugabe in Zimbabwe


With Mugabe's Era Ending in Zimbabwe, a Warning Echoes in Africa (Zimbabwe Dictator Robert Mugabe)



ASX reduces week's losses as confidence returns


The Australian dollar got smashed late in the Asian session


Qantas flight to the US to be fuelled by mustard seeds 


Why universities should never get to set their own fees




U.S. rejects Ford petition to delay recall of three million vehicles


Foreign Automakers Are Investing in US Because of Pro-Business Climate




TSX rides mining, energy stocks to gains as U.S. markets dip; Canadian dollar down


Why CIA plotted to sabotage Canada only one month before Cuban Missile Crisis


'It's very troubling': Hidden camera catches car dealerships breaking sales rules


NDP vow to stall colleges’ back-to-work bill until Sunday


'Canada does not engage in death squads,' while allies actively hunt down their own foreign fighters


Calgary mother gets 3 years in prison for son's strep death


Ontario late to warn parents, kids about marijuana dangers, doctors say


Loblaw pre-orders 25 of Tesla’s new all-electric trucks for undisclosed price


Kidnapping scam targeting Chinese students has community worried




Judaism is the star at a Bible museum built by Hobby Lobby




Islam in Christian Eschatology and Revelation




US 'developing ground-based cruise missile, banned by Cold War treaty, over Russia threat'




Report: China’s Advanced Weaponry Threatens U.S. Military


China plans first sea based launch by 2018




US envoy says no communication, no signal from North Korea amid nuclear crisis


They fled North Korea for a better life. Here are their stories of struggle under Kim Jong Un.  (Communist North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un)


Injured defector’s parasites, diet show harsh life in North Korea


Satellite images 'suggest North Korea aggressive work on ballistic missile submarine'





'Dreamers' in limbo as DACA negotiations stall over Trump demands


Congress and Trump will try jamming a year of work into a month


Congress moves bill to speed medical reviews for military





Good Riddance to Finance Regulator Richard Cordray


Don't Pick A New Head For CFPB — Close It Down Instead





Case against Libyan accused in 2012 Benghazi attacks goes to jury


Woman Who Killed Her Pregnant Friend and Cut Her Baby Out of Her Womb Sentenced to 40 Years to Life


Court won't halt judge's demand for details on DACA cancellation decision


Student who was repeatedly raped by her geometry teacher on his school desk for a semester when she was 16 wins $49.3million compensation


Defrocked priest charged with 31 counts of sex abuse




Student accused of raping unconscious woman, recording it


Mother and daughter murder-suicide may have been staged


Cops bust wife of high school football coach waiting for sex romp with teen


Couple busted for having sex in front of moviegoers


His constant gunfire terrorized neighbors. But authorities could not prevent gunman's rampage


Baltimore cop dies after being shot in the head


Mandalay Bay places security staff outside its elevators six weeks after Las Vegas gunman sneaked 23 guns into his rooms there and killed 58 while firing from the 32nd  floor




Ohio calls off execution after failure to find inmate's vein





McAuliffe to raise money for cash-strapped DNC (Governor of Virginia Terry  McAuliffee (D)




Ohio governor candidate boasts of sexual history with 'approximately 50 very attractive females'


Head of Florida Democratic Party Forced to Apologize After Complaints of His ‘Demeaning’ Behavior Toward Women


Misconduct Debate Revives Questions About Bill Clinton


What Democratic civil war? The left already won.


How to fix the Democratic Party


Dems’ ‘reckoning’ with Bill’s sexual offenses is the final nail in the Clintons’ coffin




DHS Successfully Hacks Commercial Airplane


A director at DHS resigns after past comments about blacks, Muslims come to light


DHS official for faith, community outreach resigns after comments come to light


Former Homeland Security secretary in critical condition after procedure




Mueller subpoenas more than a dozen Trump campaign officials for Russia-related docs, report says  (Justice Department special counsel former FBI Director Robert Mueller)




Dow, S&P log weekly loss as investors weigh earnings, tax plan


Wall Street pulls back at week's end with tax changes mulled 


Tiny Shifts in Contour of Stock Rally Have Bulls Looking Bearish


Gold marks 1-month high as dollar retreats


Asian shares up on US tax, earnings hopes; Mueller report hits dollar


Stocks Rally Stalls in Asia as Dollar Declines: Markets Wrap


Dollar on track for second weekly loss in a row




Ohio State suspends fraternity activity amid hazing probe


Stanford officials stonewalling on their role in disruption of Robert Spencer event


'I will pray for you' legal, school concedes


New Colorado school board member served time for murder


New Hampshire High School Holds Inaugural ‘Intersectionality Day’


Ohio State suspends most fraternities amid investigations of hazing and alcohol violations


UC regents admonish UC President Janet Napolitano for approval of interference in state audit


It’s time for NYC school bosses to keep promises to charter-school kids




Poll: Plurality of voters want special counsels for both campaigns


How Jared Kushner’s Newspaper Became a Favorite Outlet for WikiLeaks Election Hacks




Oil bounces back from 2-week lows, but suffers first weekly loss in six


Energy Prices


OPEC oil ministers will face this dilemma when they meet to extend production cuts


Keystone pipeline leak didn’t hit water supplies, officials say


Keystone pipeline spills 210000 gallons of oil on eve of permitting decision for TransCanada 




Toxic algae becoming severe threat nationwide 




Norway Idea to Exit Oil Stocks Is ‘Shot Heard Around the World’


Why Trump should arm Ukraine





European stocks end lower, log 1.3% weekly slump


Europe Revolts Against EU: Austria Tackles Immigration, Merkel Faces Ouster (German Chancellor Angela Merkel)





FCC begins scaling back internet subsidies for low-income homes




FDA OKs new therapy for some hemophilia patients 


FDA warns herbal supplement kratom has similar effects to narcotics




French courts punish promoters of anti-Semitic hate speech






Germany to press Kuwait to let Israelis fly on its national airline


Germany: Muslim refugee arrested for raping pony at children’s zoo


Germany's Merkel, Weakened After Poor Election Showing, Struggles To Form Government (German Chancellor Angela Merkel)


Here's how Germany could end up having a snap election next year


Germany sanctions Iran's Bank Sepah




Multiple women accuse former President George HW Bush of inappropriate grabbing




Town under orders to boil water after E. coli detected


California officials probe source of Legionnaires' cases 


Legionnaires' disease outbreak tied to Disneyland




Christopher Columbus monument slammed by some at NYC hearing




Harvey Weinstein ditches the wig and makeup but dons fedora and glasses as he dines with two blondes in Arizona 'to discuss an anger management course' as he hires lawyer to handle divorce


Actor addresses claims he sexually assaulted, threatened 16-year-old girl





Poland to build Warsaw Ghetto museum




The Finance 202: 'Biggest tax cut in American history' isn't popular with many Americans


House tax plan would mean higher borrowing costs for hospitals, schools, affordable housing


Wall Street Billionaires Get Lower Tax Rates than Plumbers In GOP Tax Plan


Job Creation First, Tax Reform Second In House Tax Bill


The Health 202: House Republicans are divided over individual mandate push in tax plan


A Tax-Cut Bill to Make Scrooge McDuck Proud


Dem Congresswoman’s Chief of Staff Resigns Amid Sexual Harassment Allegations


NFL steps into politics, fights tax cut bill with no stadium bond breaks


Bill Signals Top Tax Priority of G.O.P.: Help Corporations


And the biggest loser in the GOP’s tax plan is... humans


You should want to cut business taxes; after all, it's you who has to pay them


G.O.P. Tax Writers Take Aim at College Tuition Benefits


A tax bill no responsible California lawmaker should support


Democratic congresswoman pushing for sexual harassment reforms by year's end


Steve Scalise responds Rosie O'Donnell calling him a 'f—king liar': 'Bless your heart!'   (House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R- Louisiana)




Photo Exhibit At Organization Of Islamic Cooperation Secretariat In Jedda Highlights India's 'Atrocities' Against Kashmiris


New Delhi’s pollution problem is so bad that some diplomats are packing their bags


These 10 charts show what forced Moody’s to upgrade India ratings




Iranian Officials, Press: Trump Didn't Dare To Designate IRGC As Terror Organization


Iran accuses France of 'biased' policy as Hariri heads to Paris




After Muslim outrage, Miss Iraq apologizes for selfie with Miss Israel


The U.S.-led battle against ISIS is killing far more Iraqi civilians than acknowledged. Survivors may never learn why they were targeted. This is the story of one man who did.


Iraqi spies have infiltrated Isis 'sleeper cells' to prevent terror attacks, says minister




Louis Farrakhan: America 'Became Great Enslaving Us,' So Trump Won't 'Make America Great Again'


Barbie's hijab doesn't 'empower,' it oppresses




Israeli-“Palestinian” Arab Conflict Briefing    (Friday, November 17, 2017)


The PA libel lives on: "Israel poisoned Arafat" - and the US helped (The late former “Palestinian” Authority Chairman Yasser Arafat)


Saudi Arabia, Israel and Realpolitik


Israeli forces deliver evacuation notices to 300 Palestinians in Bedouin village


Wife of terror victim: Pray for his recovery


Update: Terror Attack Near Efrat and Alon Shvut in Gush Etzion


Israel to move checkpoint further into al-Walaja, cutting villagers off from spring


Jerusalem Will House U.S. Embassy if Trump Does Nothing


Palestinian teen shot, critically wounded after carrying out car ramming attack


Fatah Vows More Violence, Cites ‘Purity of Arms’


Israeli forces suppress Friday protests in Kafr Qaddum


Israelis ‘dig in’ in Jerusalem


Breaking the Silence spokesman doubles down on claim he beat a Palestinian


Israel needs to decide what kind of Jewish state it wants to be


Saudi-Iran dispute unlikely to take Israel to war: analysts


Despite Trump's objections, Congress passes Israeli missile defense aid using wartime funds


Israel wraps up largest-ever air force drill, with seven allies 


Why is Gabbay shooting his own camp in the foot?  (Labor leader Avi Gabbay)


Conversion in Israel: Where are we heading?


Who (or what) was Golda Meir’s one true love? A new biography has answers


U.S. Military Aid Fueling Hezbollah’s Next War Against Israel


Israel Is Growing Increasingly Worried About the Trump Administration




Japan's Abe vows to bolster defense amid North Korea threat (Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe)




The one thing Lebanese know: They are pawns in a greater Middle East battle


'Israel shouldn't go into war with Lebanon, as we will surely win' – Lebanese FM   




Jesse Jackson says he has Parkinson’s disease


Resistance Royalty: Pelosi, Soros Headline Left’s Biggest Dark Money Conference




The Obama Uranium-1 Story even FOX News Won’t Speak About!


Report: Fox News Bans Kiss' Simmons for LifeBoy’s ‘Fake News Network’ tee a no-go for CNN field trip


MSNBC Anchors Don’t Ask Dem Senator About Franken Sexual Assault Allegations





Obamacare 101: Will the GOP tax bill force big Medicare cuts?




Mexicans restore quake-hit waterfalls




The Next Big Middle Eastern War  (Saudi Arabia v Iran.)


Saudi Prince Muhammad is on eve of accession, plans war on Iran, with Israeli attack on Hizballah


A Game-Changer in the House of Saud?


Saudi minister challenged over Yemen






US Navy accepts 5th  MUOS Satellite for global military cellular network


Pentagon Says It's Staying In Syria, Even Though ISIS Appears Defeated


Navy admits its aircraft drew lewd images in sky


Lowering standards is no way for the Army to meet quotas


Veteran Burned Himself Alive After VA Appointment Cancellations, Delays


Lawmakers: Stop deporting noncitizen veterans


Pentagon’s official account retweets call for Trump resignation, calls it an error


16 high-tech F-35B stealth fighters now deployed to Japan


Navy to make recruits pass a run test prior to boot camp


Conflict of interest questions derail Pentagon nominee testimony


Senate approves $700B defense authorization bill, sends it to president’s desk




'It would be good if I too died': Rape as weapon of war against Rohingya


Traumatised Rohingya children describe horrors they witnessed in Burma




Clapper Walks Back 'No Collusion' View of Trump-Russia Probe (Former Director of National Intelligence James R Clapper)




What NASA's 20-year time-lapse of Earth shows




New explosive claim NSA computer was infested with malware




 'Rape is a rampant issue'; taboo drama Verna battles the censors in Pakistan


Pentagon Forces US Congress to Drop Linkage of Pakistan Aid To LeT


‘Fragile’ Pakistan Says It Can Weather the Financial Storm


Pakistani court orders anti-blasphemy sit-in be cleared




Purdue Approaches States in Bid to Settle Opioid Claims




Franken ‘Midwest Values’ PAC Has Donated More Than $140,000 to Congressional Democrats for 2018




Russian Ambassador Won't Name Trump Officials He's Met: 'List Is So Long'


Massive bridge shows Putin is doubling down on Crimea land grab   (Russian President Vladimir V Putin)


A Star on Washington’s Ice, With a Fan at the Kremlin




Shooters see 'gun-free' churches as 'soft targets'




Al Franken, Sexual Predator (US Senator of Minnesota Al Franken (D)


Franken sends apology letter to woman who says he kissed, groped her


Alabama's Moore Slips Out of Poll Lead for First Time in Race


Roy Moore ‘will not step down’ from U.S. Senate campaign, his wife says


I know Roy Moore. He's always been a con artist.


Menendez Presumed Innocent, Moore Presumed Guilty  (US Senator of New Jersey Robert Menendez (D)


Utah senator goes off on Democrat during tax debate (US Senator of Utah Orrin Hatch (R)


Al Franken’s career is collateral damage for the Dems on the way to getting Trump  Feminist Writer: Franken's Accuser Probably Lying Because She Was In Playboy, Supported Trump


Clinton attack dog bites Sen. Gillibrand for turning on ex-prez (US Senator of New York  Kirsten Gillibrand (D)


Al Franken was the Air America talk show host who was going to dethrone Rush Limbaugh when he sexually assaulted Leann Tweeden


Al Franken To The Rescue    


After clearing House, GOP tax plan faces obstacles in Senate


Are Republicans Really This Stupid?


New Fox News poll has Democrat leading in Alabama Senate race


Senators say Kushner didn't turn over emails


Senate judiciary panel: Kushner had contacts about WikiLeaks, Russian overtures that he did not disclose


Senate candidate goes on offense, says majority leader needs to 'step down'  (Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Kentucky)


Al Franken, Harvard Man


Franken draws swift condemnation in Congress after woman says he groped her


It Is Time To Abandon Roy Moore


Senate Finance Committee advances Republican tax plan on party-line vote


Franken accuser: 'I've been angry about it' for 10 years   


Gropergate! The halls of Congress under siege! (US Senator of Minnesota Al Franken (D)


Accusation of Groping Draws Condemnation of Al Franken


Grassley schedules judicial hearings despite ‘blue slip’ concerns (US Senator of Iowa Charles Grassley (R)


Franken Should Go


Menendez faces Senate ethics probe after mistrial (US Senator of New Jersey Robert Menendez (D)


Alabama GOP Says It Stands Behind Roy Moore


Menendez Case Ends With a Mistrial and a Deadlocked Jury


Al Franken is just the start of Congress’s reckoning with sexual harassment


Gillibrand: Bill Clinton should’ve resigned over sex affair


A moment of reckoning for Al Franken — and everyone else who contributes to the culture of harassment


A big win for tax relief – despite Chuck Schumer’s fact-twisting (Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-New York)


Washington grudgingly agrees to let Alabama pick its own senator


Steve Bannon finally found his man: Disgraced Alabama Senate wannabe Roy Moore


How Bob Menendez's friends helped him steer clear of jail


Looks like it’s Menendez’s turn to skate on corruption charges


Al Franken tests Democrats' sexual harassment resolve


Roger Stone appears to have predicted Al Franken groping bombshell


Trevor Noah: 'It's not just Al Franken'


Trump: 'The Al Frankenstien picture is really bad'


Two prominent Minnesota Democrats call on Al Franken to resign 




They were sexually harassed at work. They reported it. Here’s what happened. 




Singapore cuts trade ties with Pyongyang



Argentine Navy loses communication with submarine carrying crew of 44




S. Korea, US stress diplomatic solution for NK nuclear issue


North Korean Missiles Still Lack Re-Entry Capability, Seoul Says


Stronger quake could strike Korea: experts


1.76 million foreigners live in South Korea; 3.4% of population




Jameis Winston grabbed my crotch: Uber driver


‘Bob Kraft is a p—y compared to me’: The shot that ignited NFL’s civil war


Dallas Cowboys owner blitzes league over Goodell salary, anthem kneeling, suspension


Former NFL player confirmed as 1st  diagnosis of CTE in living patient 


Tony Romo’s magic is spurring an NFL broadcasting revolution


Larry Edler: No, Colin Kaepernick Is No Muhammad Ali


Yankees star on the devastating toll of pancreatic cancer


Serena Williams marries millionaire Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian in a Beauty and the Beast themed wedding with an all-star guest list including Beyonce, Kim Kardashian and Anna Wintour


NHL Scoreboard


NBA Scoreboard


NFL Scoreboard




Adult Stem Cells and Gene Therapy Save a Young Boy With Horrible Skin Condition




Trump Adds 5 Judges to Potential Supreme Court Nominee List


Gorsuch takes victory lap at Federalist dinner


Supremes order review of text-book law that excludes Christians


Neil Gorsuch touts his confirmation to Supreme Court as evidence of Antonin Scalia's triumph




Russia, Turkey, Iran meeting to discuss Syria strategy




Schriver eyes deeper US-Taiwan ties




Tesla's Semi and Roadster impress, but 'production hell' raises doubts about follow-through


How Big Tech’s growth could wind up cutting it back down




ISIS Hints at Christmas, New Year’s Terror Attacks




Whirlpool enlists government to help avoid competing and innovating




Purchase of Russian S-400 system creates issues for Turkey’s use of F-35 – top US Air Force official


NATO sorry after Erdogan pulls troops over Norway 'insult'  (Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan)





FTSE 100 ends slightly lower as British pound recovers


Aircraft and helicopter in mid-air crash in Waddesdon


Brexit: EU gives May two weeks to act on divorce bill and Ireland (British Prime Minister Theresa May)


Tory MP claimed £17,000 expenses he was not entitled to      


Autumn budget: Hammond urged to invest £7bn in transport for new towns


Brexit blamed after UK nosedives from top to bottom of G7


NUS to investigate sexual harassment at universities


Banks increased credit card limits of six million customers without their consent  


Grenfell Tower fire Scepticism persists over death toll despite Met's final figure


Brexit has caused Europeans to doubt what UK stands for, Davis says (Brexit Secretary insists to German audience that UK is the same country it was before the vote.)


Eviction threat over crying baby


Sport Sex between coaches and 16- and 17-year-olds to be made illegal


The Da Vinci con? Sold for $60 by an English baronet 60 years ago, it's now gone under the hammer for $450 MILLION... but some experts say it's not a Leonardo at all


Growing number of MPs under scrutiny


Universal credit Introduction could mean 50,000 more children get free school meals


Library fines make universities millions




Christians asking is the pope still Catholic?


Pope denounces climate change deniers




Daily Presidential Tracking Poll


Trump blasts Franken but stays silent on Moore


Celebrities lash out at Trump administration over reversing ban on elephant trophies


Why Trump won’t touch the Moore harassment scandal


S.C. Women’s Basketball Team Declines Trump’s Invitation to Event Honoring NCAA Champions


Papadopoulos claimed Trump phone call and larger campaign role


White House on sex assault allegations: 'Franken has admitted wrongdoing and the president hasn't'


White House wants to leave Roy Moore decision to Alabama voters


Nash Riggins This is how Trump is removed – it has nothing to do with with impeachment proceedings


Piers Morgan: What does Trump have in common with the detestable dictator Mugabe? They BOTH believe in elephant trophy hunting. Shame on you, Mr President



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