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Tuesday, November 28, 2017

 

CELEBRATING 241 YEARS OF LIBERTY AND FREEDOM  

 

 

 

In Today’s Issue: 

 

ABORTION

 

Dead or Alive? Disturbing Photos Show Woman Bound to Gurney After Botched Abortion

 

Washington Post accuses 'undercover agent' of trying to discredit newspaper with FAKE teen abortion claim against Roy Moore - and flips script by confronting her on their OWN hidden camera after she made ridiculous slip-up

 

30 States Show Fewer Abortions as More and More Babies are Saved From Abortion

 

Roy Moore, Abortion, and the Presumption of Innocence

 

Alabama Senate Candidate Roy Moore: I’ll Vote to Defund Planned Parenthood and Overturn Roe v. Wade

 

The First Amendment Case That Could Upend Abortion Law

 

Planned Parenthood Is in Deep Trouble With the Law. This Could Be a Turning Point

 

U.S. Abortion Data from 2014 Show Pro-Life Progress

 

Media Not Attacking Pro-Life Republicans Enough

 

In Abortion Wars, Texas Is Once Again Ground Zero

 

Arkansas Defunds Planned Parenthood After It’s Caught Selling Aborted Baby Parts

 

Can parents force abortion?

 

Medical school training is exacerbating the shortage of abortion doctors across the country

 

Supreme Court judge disagreed with abortion ruling (The president of the UK's highest court has said she disagreed with its decision to reject an appeal for women from Northern Ireland to receive free abortions on the NHS in England.)

 

3,000 Illegal Abortions Carried out Every Day (South Korea)

 

168,000 vs 500,000: credibility of abortion stats in doubt  (South Korea)

 

UK Home Secretary proposes law to punish pro-lifers gathered in prayer

 

'Gov't distorted pope's abortion stance'  (South Korea)

 

Family of 9-Year-Old Girl Pregnant After Rape Asks for Help for Their Daughter, Not Abortion (Peru)

 

AFGHANISTAN

 

Taliban lowering ambitions in Afghanistan after major losses, says US general leading fight

 

Top U.S. general in Afghanistan says Taliban fight has 'turned the corner'

 

B-52s Are Dropping Hundreds of Dumb Bombs in Afghanistan to Literally Shape the Terrain 

 

 

AFRICA

 

African Pagan Death Cult Kidnaps Christian Missionary And Executes Him In Captivity For Playing The Song “Amazing Grace”

 

How Obama Brought Back Muslim Enslavement of Black People

 

Kenya election: Kenyatta vows to overcome divisions

 

Kenya President Sworn-In as Police Block Rival Opposition Meeting

 

Africans are being sold at Libyan slave markets. Thanks, Hillary Clinton.

 

Security tight for Kenya inauguration

 

 

ANTI-SEMITISM

 

Bernie Sanders Gets Adviser from Anti-Semitic Think Tank (US Senator of Vermont Bernard Sanders (I-Socialist)

 

Anti-Semitism panel featuring Palestinian activist Linda Sarsour stokes left’s split on Israel

 

Former CIA Operative Who Shared Anti-Semitic Article on Twitter to Give Lecture at Smith College

 

ASIA

 

Russian Diplomat Warns of ‘Apocalyptic’ Scenario on Korean Peninsula

 

Why reunification of the Koreas is unlikely

 

It Takes Two To Tango: Tajiks Eye Targeting 'Men Of Loose Morals' In Tackling Prostitution

 

Rohingya refugees forced into sex work

 

AUSTRALIA

 

Sour end to choppy ASX session

 

The Australian dollar is going nowhere

 

The new medical plan to weed out dangerous doctors

 

Same-sex marriage bill passes late-night historic hurdle

 

Prisoners locked in cells, staff evacuated after major prison fire 

 

Amazon buys up land in Sydney as it prepares to launch

 

Man arrested over Melbourne 'terror plot'

 

 

CANADA

 

TSX boosted by materials sector as Canadian dollar loses ground

 

'Our collective shame': Trudeau delivers historic apology to LGBT Canadians (Canadian Prime Minister Prime Minister Justin Trudeau)

 

Toronto cops recorded mocking woman with Down syndrome plead guilty to misconduct

 

Almost half of new, young homeowners have down payments of less than 20%

 

Finance minister threatens legal action, fights back after Tory attacks

 

2018 could be a ‘scary year’ as housing correction puts some debt-ridden Canadians under water

 

How a death on Toronto's streets strikes at the heart of what it means to be good

 

Rental vacancy rates are the lowest they've been in 16 years

 

Canada’s economic growth rate expected to slow next year, says OECD

 

Bank of Canada governor muddles the debt message

 

Bank of Canada sees risks easing; too bad the cure is higher mortgage rates and stricter rules

 

Canada takes softwood-lumber complaint to the World Trade Organization

 

Mom Rips Michaels: Winnipeg mom blasts store over miniature ‘Wild West’ toy depicting American Indians

 

Hebron oil project off Newfoundland produces first crude ahead of schedule

 

Dalhousie University offers ‘Emergency Hijab Kits’ on campus

 

 

CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL AND PREVENTION (CDC)

  

Contaminated raw milk may have been sold in 4 states

 

 

CHARITIES

 

Cracking down on bad charities

 

COMMUNIST CHINA 

 

China looms large over Myanmar war and peace

 

Chinese premier offers billions more to Europe

 

China could track B-2 stealth bombers from space within 10 Years

 

China racing for AI military edge over U.S.: report

 

Senior Chinese military official kills himself amid corruption probe

 

China Xi Jinping makes better toilets a number two priority (Communist Chinese dictator Xi Jinping)

 

Victor Davis Hanson: China's New Greater East Asia Co-Prosperity Sphere

 

Chinese boys travelled 80km under bus

 

COMMUNIST NORTH KOREA

 

North Korea's latest missile launch appears to put Washington, DC, in range

 

US: North Korea missile launch longest-range yet, poses global threat

 

North Korea's latest missile launch suggests weapons testing lull was seasonal, rather than strategic

 

North Korea Fires a Ballistic Missile, in a Further Challenge to Trump

 

North Korea’s top 15 nuclear and missile targets: report

 

North Korea’s State-Made Crystal Meth Epidemic

 

Hillary: Trump, China should soften up on North Korea

 

CONGRESS

 

Hypocrites: Demand ‘Due Process’ For Franken and Conyers Despite Exemptions From laws th

 

Are Democrats regretting the Iran nuclear deal?

 

Democrats desperate to prove debunked Russian dossier’s sex charge against Trump

 

Congress under pressure to provide details on secretive, taxpayer-funded sexual harassment settlements

 

What Congressmen Are Hiding

 

 

CONSTITUTION

 

Flushing the Constitution (Washington DC’s city government is nationally known for its anti-business bias. A law enacted late last year and scheduled to take effect on New Year’s Day 2018 shows why.)

 

CONSUMER FINANCIAL PROTECTION BUREAU

 

Siding with Trump, judge rules Mick Mulvaney to remain interim CFPB head

 

New Director Alone Can’t Fix ‘Rogue’ Consumer Agency

 

Here’s what Richard Cordray was trying to hide in his attempted coup at CFPB

 

Why Democrats are to blame for consumer agency debacle

 

The Swamp Moves To Keep Its Power At The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

 

Will Washington Ever Learn? (Apparently Not)

 

Draining The CFPB's Swamp, Trump Finds Monsters

 

Trump's pick for 'watchdog' agency sets hiring freeze

 

With powers over biggest U.S. corporations, CFPB a magnet for constitutional clashes

 

Dueling officials spend chaotic Monday vying to lead federal consumer watchdog

 

Trump’s Bureaucratic Showdown

 

Cordray Praised CFPB General Counsel’s ‘Tested Judgment’

 

Behind the latest Washington war: An agency that neither side should control

 

Democrats Refuse to Recognize Mulvaney As the ‘Active Director’ of the CFPB

 

Lawless Democrats launch a coup at the CFPB  

 

With powers over biggest U.S. corporations, CFPB a magnet for constitutional clashes

 

 

COPORATE AMERICA

 

Arby's owner Roark gobbles up Buffalo Wild Wings for $2.4 billion

 

COURTS

 

Clinton-Appointed Judge Claims She Has Jurisdiction Over Deportation Appeals

 

Biology teacher, 25, pleads no contest to six-month sex romp with teen student

 

Archdiocese Sues D.C. Bus Transit Over Christmas Ad -- 'Clear Violation of Free Speech'

 

Teacher charged after allegedly snorting cocaine in classroom

 

U.S. Indicts Three Chinese Hackers Linked to Security Firm

 

Judge: Doctor who doesn't use computer can't regain license

 

California Supreme Court rules for farmworkers, and upholds binding mediation

 

CRIME IN AMERICA

 

Missing Florida 17-year-old girl may be with 27-year-old soccer coach, possibly headed to NY or Canada

 

Watch: Cop accidentally hits partner with stun gun

 

Mom arrested when grandpa finds baby corpse while getting Christmas decorations

 

Man arrested for sex with teen after her grandmother catches them: police

 

Teacher gets criminal charges for luring student for sex romp

 

Married father, 29, 'murdered his estranged wife, 27, and her sister before driving nearly 400 miles to his family's home and killing himself with a bullet to the head'

 

CYBER ATTACK

 

Computer hacking spikes on Cyber Monday

 

DEMOCRATS (MARXISTS)

 

Michelle Obama says to naysayers equality fight 'is a fight for them too' in Toronto talk (Former First Lady Michelle Obama)

 

Terry McAuliffe And Tony Rodham Sued Over Green Card Investment 'Scam'  (Governor of Virginia Terry McAuliffee (D)

 

Obama used 'illegal propaganda' on Americans

 

Clinton accusers: End secret 'hush fund' for sex predators

 

Stunning final tab for Obama family vacations released

 

Democrats plunge into civil war

 

 

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

 

Is DeVos Devaluing Degrees? (Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos)

 

 

DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

 

Lawsuit aims to oust Mueller as special counsel over 'conflicts' (Justice Department special counsel and  former FBI Director Robert Mueller)

 

Robert Mueller, Agent of Willful Ignorance

 

Mike Flynn's lawyer meets Mueller's top prosecutors amid mounting speculation he will take a deal (Justice Department special counsel former FBI Director Robert Mueller)

 

 

DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

 

DOL Gives Boomers Reprieve on Retirement Reg

 

DISNEY

 

New Disney Book Targets Babies For Sexualization And Gender Confusion

 

 

DOWN SYNDROME

 

Woman with Down’s syndrome makes history at Miss USA state pageant 

 

ECONOMY

 

Stocks rally to records as Republican tax bill moves toward Senate vote

 

Stocks Close at Record Highs After Powell Testimony

 

Indexes hit record highs, helped by tax bill progress

 

New Study Shows Licensure Laws Kill Jobs in All 50 States

 

Gold notches minor gain to end at a more than 1-week high

 

Cyber Monday: Who won online shopping's biggest day?

 

Asian shares fall from decade peak as China falters

 

Stocks Drop in Asia as Oil, Metals Extend Slide: Markets Wrap

 

US stock market has 70 percent chance of crashing... now! - research

 

EDUCATION

 

America is white supremacist, according to course at Florida university

 

Let's Put an End to the Left's Myths about the Liberal Arts

 

When Public Scholarship Is a Crime (American professor in Denmark says she’s being targeted by immigration officials for doing what academics do: sharing her findings with the public.)

 

College prof fired for calling Sandy Hook a hoax claims First Amendment violation

 

Black Self-Sabotage  (How long will leftists' educational destruction of black youngsters be tolerated?)

 

GI Bill students caught in bureaucratic battle over for-profit Ashford University

 

The 'loons' should be the least of CUNY's faculty worries

 

Bullied kids are more likely to bring weapons to school, study says

 

Three Colorado schools closed after law enforcement learned of a "Columbine-style" threat discussed on Snapchat

 

College campus outrage culture has taken over the conservative movement

 

University of Miami lecturer: GOP is 'pro-pedophilia' and a 'domestic terror group'

 

EGYPT

 

Amid attacks in Egypt, Christians see churches close

 

Accusations Of Responsibility For Sinai Mosque Attack: Qatar vs Saudi Arabia And Egypt

 

Drive the Islamists Out Now 

 

Egypt Sufis will stay indoors to mark birth of prophet Muhammad

 

ELECTION 2016

 

Clinton campaign planned to fire me over email probe, Obama intel watchdog says

 

 

ELECTION 2020

 

12 reasons Michelle Obama will run in 2020

 

Rush Limbaugh reveals Democratic front-runner for 2020

 

Joe Biden for president talk is back in fashion

 

ENERGY

 

Oil ends with slight loss as doubts creep in over OPEC outcome

 

Energy Prices

 

How America can dominate the world energy market

 

Don't Fall for the Renewable Energy Hype

 

ENVIRONMENT

 

Is Capitalism Killing The Planet?

 

 

EUROPEAN UNION

 

European stocks finish with gains, helped by Ocado soaring 21%

 

Denmark: Teen Muslima who plotted jihad massacre at Jewish school jailed for eight years

 

Church of Sweden directs clergy to stop referring to God as ‘He’

 

Sweden: Nobody helped woman raped by 20 Muslim migrants — neighbors have “learned not to see or hear too much”

 

Soros launches media blitz against Hungarian government over its opposition to Muslim migrant influx

 

EU official admits: Europe has no strategy for the impending new wave of migrants

 

Muslim cultural center attacked in Warsaw amid surge in ‘racist’ incidents

 

Ireland talks aim to avoid snap election

 

FAST FOOD INDUSTRY

 

Caught on tape: Burger King manager berates customer for slow order

 

FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION (FBI) 

 

 

FBI joins investigation into 3-year-old girl abducted in the middle of the night

 

 

 

FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION (FCC)

 

Repealing Obama's Net Neutrality a Blow for Freedom

 

 

 

FEDERAL DEFICIT

 

Donald Trump is going to build a big, beautiful deficit and rely on China to help pay for it

 

How Millennials Can Help Reduce The Federal Deficit

 

 

FEDERAL RESERVE

 

Powell: Fed Is Likely to Raise Rates in December  (Federal Reserve Chair nominee Jerome Powell)

 

Fed nominee Powell, once hawkish, now champions Yellen's focus on jobs

 

FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION (FTC)

 

Debate Rages Over FTC as Web Referee After Net Neutrality Gutted

 

 

FINANCIAL INDUSTRY

 

Wells Fargo overcharged hundreds of customers in pursuit of bonuses: report

 

FRANCE

 

Grenade thrown at French troops in Burkina Faso wounds three before Macron's arrival: report  (French President Emmanuel Macron)

 

‘Who are the traffickers? They are Africans’: Macron loses his cool at Burkina Faso Q&A (Videos)

 

Greenpeace activists break into French nuclear plant to sound alarm on safety

 

Only in France: Frenchman strips naked to protest at Paris council meeting

 

GERMANY

 

Germany: Muslim migrant deliberately rams car into revellers outside disco, police rule out “political motive”

 

Merkel pressured to keep open doors for Muslim migrants in order to stay in power  (German Chancellor Angela Merkel)

 

Pesticide controversy poisons mood ahead of tricky coalition talks

 

Historic 1st : Jewish woman finalist for Miss Germany

 

Germany 'Grand coalition' talks unlikely to begin until new year

 

'Grand coalition' talks unlikely to begin until new year

 

Conviction upheld for German neo-Nazi who denied Holocaust, claimed Auschwitz was only a labour camp

 

GLOBAL WARMING

 

World leaders gather in Bonn to celebrate missing climate targets

 

 

GUANTANAMO

 

8 Artists, Pentagon Scrutiny (After John Jay College’s exhibit of art made by Guantánamo Bay detainees gained media attention, the Department of Defense halted export of art from the island prison.)

 

HEALTH CARE

 

Steve Forbes: Hospitals Allowed to Make Fortune Off Discounted Meds

 

Health Care Could Take a Lesson from the Airlines

 

 

HOLLYWOOD

 

Denzel Washington on black incarceration: ‘I can’t blame the system,’ ‘it starts in the home’

 

Harvey Weinstein Film producer sued for alleged 'sex trafficking' in Cannes

 

Jeremy Piven's CBS series Wisdom of the Crowd is CANCELED after just 13 episodes in the wake of allegations he sexually harassed multiple women

 

 

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

 

Refundable Tax Credits Are Just Republican-Style Welfare  (Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-Wisconsin) promised the House bill would mean ‘bigger paychecks’ for American workers, but some payments are coming straight from another taxpayer’s pocket.)

 

Second Conyers ex-staffer alleges sexual misconduct (US Representative of Michigan John Conyers (D)

 

Sexual harassment bill gets new energy from Conyers settlement

 

Rep. Devin Nunes Demolishes The Russian Collusion Delusion (US Representative of California Devin Nunes (R)

 

The case of John Conyers shows what Democrats really think about harassment (US Representative of Michigan John Conyers (D)

 

Grijalva’s (D-Arizona)  secret deal with ex-staffer exposes Capitol Hill ‘hush fund’ to cover up bad behavior

 

DLCC Fundraises Off Impeachment as Establishment Dems Try to Stifle Such Talks

 

Rep. Luis Gutierrez, Illinois Democrat, won’t seek re-election, reports (US Representative of Illinois Luis Gutierrez (D)

 

Dem Congressman Al Green Sends Preemptive Press Release Denying Sexual Assault Allegation

 

Pelosi now says she believes one of Conyers accusers (House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-California)

 

Pelosi Backtracks on Her Defense of Conyers: His Behavior is ‘Unacceptable and Disappointing’

 

Nancy Pelosi thinks congressmen deserve 'due process' on harassment — but only if they're liberal

 

INDIA

 

A speech, a Tillerson snub and a palace dinner — Ivanka Trump's whirlwind India tour (US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson)

 

India’s state governments misuse the law to censor films

 

Ivanka Trump visit pushes ‘women first, prosperity for all’ in India

 

Ivanka Trump lobbies for women in India, draws heat back home

 

Come back home, mothers in Indian Kashmir urge ‘militant’ sons

 

 

INDONESIA

 

Mining mire spreads in Indonesia

 

 

INFRASTRUCTURE

 

Shocking scale of US drinking water crisis

 

INTERNET 

 

Classified Info on Pentagon/NSA Program Leaked Online

 

IRAN

 

Iranian Wrestler Throws Match To Avoid Competing With Israeli

 

Going Global To Defeat Iran

 

 

ISLAM

 

 

Mom: My ex is teaching our son extremist Muslim views

 

 

ISRAEL

 

Israeli-“Palestinian” Arab Conflict Briefing    (Tuesday, November 28, 2017)

 

Pence: Trump considering moving embassy in Israel  (US Vice-President Mike Pence)

 

Senior Fatah official: Iran the key source of Palestinian division

 

Water, electricity, McDonald’s: Gazans hope for reconciliation

 

In bid to boost Africa ties, Israel to open embassy in Rwanda

 

New Israel Fund Orchestrates Conservative Movement’s Shame Campaign Against Netanyahu (Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu)

 

Defense minister: There are no Iranian military forces in Syria  (Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman)

 

IDF Chief Tells Cabinet It’s Time to Learn to Live with Iran at Israel’s Border  (Israel Defense Forces)

 

After riots, IDF denies arresting female ultra-Orthodox draft dodger

 

Russian spymaster was in Jerusalem as emissary for Israel’s warning to Assad (Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad)

 

Police still ‘believe’ Bedouin car-ramming was terrorism

 

PA orders former civil servants in Gaza to resume posts, angering Hamas

 

Israel ‘expects’ its chess players to make history by playing in Saudi tourney

 

PMW report causes 4 European countries to stop funding Palestinian center

 

Hamdallah: Israeli plans to forcibly transfer Bedouins in E1 'cross a red line'

 

New tests at Jesus’ presumed tomb back traditional beliefs

 

Israeli forces detain 6 Palestinians in West Bank (Judea and Samaria)

 

Unhappy Iran wrestler admits he was told to lose match to avoid facing Israeli

 

Egyptian forces shoot, injure 2 Palestinians attempting to cross border from Gaza

 

State prosecutor slams ‘problematic’ police recommendations bill

 

Egyptian commentator blames Israel and 'int'l Zionism' for Sinai mosque massacre

 

JAPAN

 

Ghost ships wash up in Japan with skeletons on board

 

LEBANON

 

Lebanese Leader Says Will Resign Unless Hizballah Withdraws From Conflicts  (Lebanese Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri)

 

MEDIA 

 

Media Are Wrong To Say Trump’s ‘Pocahontas’ Insult Of Warren Is Racist (US Senator of Massachusetts Elizabeth Warren (D)

 

CNN stars Blitzer, Cooper, Amanpour and others fire back at Trump in day of rage

 

Joy Reid: Rural Americans Are a ‘Core Threat to Our Democracy’

 

Trump and Russia Find Common Foe in U.S. News Media

 

Olbermann: I Am ‘Retiring From Political Commentary in All Media Venues’

 

Van Jones Getting New CNN Show in 2018

 

 

MEDICAL MARIJUANA

 

Here's how lawmakers are making it easier for minorities to get in the marijuana game

 

Veterans are key as surge of states OK medical pot for PTSD

 

MEXICO

 

While Americans Were Celebrating Thanksgiving, Mexican Drug Cartels Kidnapped 21 People, Stripped Them Naked, And Chopped Them Into Little Pieces In Just ONE City

 

 

MIDDLE EAST

 

Saudi Crown Prince Calls Supreme Leader of Iran “New Hitler of the Middle East”

 

Senior Saudi prince Miteb freed from detention-family members

 

Kushner Can't Bring Peace to the Middle East

 

Saudi Arabia Is Freeing a New Batch of Former Gitmo Detainees

 

Saudi-led 'Arab NATO' mocked by deal involving Turkey, Iran, Qatar

 

Yanni tweets on Saudi concerts: ‘We are experiencing history in the making!’

 

MILITARY

 

Attacking Terrorism Overseas May Debilitate America's Military

 

Watchdog: Defense Department Remains Vulnerable to Insider Threats

 

America Should Not Overcommit Forces in North Africa

 

Trump To Permit Citizens To Buy Army Surplus Pistols For Cheap

 

Watchdog: VA failed to report 90 percent of poor-performing doctors

 

Pentagon struggles to provide accurate numbers for deployed troops

 

Vietnam War Medal of Honor recipient Wesley Fox dies at 86

 

Fort Bliss soldier dies in Iraq in noncombat incident

 

USS Fitzgerald returns to Yokosuka after suffering damage during loading process

 

'Violent turbulence’ after US Navy spy jet buzzed over Black Sea

 

 Pentagon struggles to provide accurate numbers for deployed troops as public figures reveal there are THOUSANDS more US soldiers in Iraq and Syria than previously thought

 

MYANMAR

 

Pope meets Myanmar’s Suu Kyi as Rohingya crisis looms large

 

Pope Francis avoids the term Rohingya in Burma speech following meeting with Aung San Suu Kyi

 

Pope Francis to meet Myanmar’s Suu Kyi amid Rohingya crackdown

 

Aung San Suu Kyi: Myanmar leader loses Freedom of Oxford over Rohingya crisis

 

Pope told by army chief There is 'no religious discrimination' in Myanmar

 

PAKISTAN

 

Is Pakistan deal 'a dangerous trend for democracy?'

 

USA working on new approaches with India-Pakistan

 

Pakistan Hasn't Stemmed Terrorism in Afghanistan, U.S. Says

 

Ten arrested in honor killing of newlyweds

 

Two police officials kidnapped by religious parties found lying alongside a road 

 

POPULISM

 

Populism Has Ushered in an Age of Deglobalization

 

 

POVERTY

 

Homeless Man Gives Woman His Last $20, So She Raises Hundreds of Thousands To Repay Him

 

PRISONS

 

Prisoner with skull-face tattoo escapes prison work crew

 

RUSSIA

 

Active prosthetics in Russia are helping children with their mobility

 

Russia Earmarks Almost $120Bln for Defense Over Next Three Years

 

Russian fighter jet intercepts US spy plane over Black Sea

 

Russia to Investigate If Last Tsar Was Shot in 'Ritual Killing'

 

Russian destroyer Vice-Admiral Kulakov completes long-distance voyage

 

Siberian Schools Plan Santa Ban to Fight Corruption

 

Gazprom’s gas production to grow by 12% meters in 2017

 

After Foreign Agent Law, Russia Moves in on International Newspapers

 

Sberbank estimates Russian economy’s losses from cyberattacks at $10.3-11.1 bln annually

 

Russia says contact with satellite lost after launch 

 

Chechnya Leader Ramzan Kadyrov 'ready to step down'

 

Trial of minister exposes gaping rift at top of Russian politics

 

Russian bishop’s claim that Jews killed the czar draws fury

 

SCIENCE

 

  Proof of evolution: Birds grew larger beaks in less than a decade, study finds  (AVIPP COMMENTARY: This is adaptation not evolution.)

 

 

SENATE

 

Poll: Roy Moore Now Leads by Five Points in Alabama… 8-Point Swing from Firm’s Last Survey

 

These Eight Senators Can Make or Break the GOP Tax Plan

 

GOP Tax Plan Heads to Senate Floor for Vote Likely This Week

 

Howard Stern Producer Claimed Al Franken Bragged about Groping Kathie Lee Gifford  (US Senator of Minnesota Al Franken (D)

 

No, The Bible Doesn't Say You Should Vote For Roy Moore Just Because God Uses Bad People To Do Good Things

 

After Months of Inaction, Senate Republicans Must Seize Chance to Pass Tax Reform

 

Senate Budget Committee Approves Tax Bill

 

Liz Warren Fundraises Off Trump’s ‘Racist’ Pocahontas Quip… (US Senator of Massachusetts Elizabeth Warren (D)

 

CNN Anchor Badgers Alabama Senate Candidate About Roy Moore -- Watch Him Shut It Down

 

Long Island Democrat calls for Franken to resign, blasts Pelosi (House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-California)

 

Top Minnesota newspaper: Franken’s apology ‘fails the full candor test’

 

Accusing Moore's Accusers

 

‘This is a spiritual battle we’re fighting’  (At a rally in the small town of Henagar, embattled Senate candidate Roy Moore faced his supporters with defiance.)

 

Roy Moore campaign staff push, shove Fox News camera crew at rally

 

Elizabeth Warren 'really couldn't believe' Trump's 'Pocahontas' comment  (US Senator of Massachusetts Elizabeth Warren (D)

 

Senators want answers after Uber data breach; Chicago sues company

 

Senators Race to Pass Tax Bill by Sweetening Gains for Rich

 

The Latest Tax Cut Lie: The Senate Bill Will Hurt The Poor

 

Some Questions The Senate Should Ask Fed Nominee Jerome Powell

 

Retired Marine colonel to launch last-minute Alabama Senate write-in campaign

 

'Growing momentum' for tax cut after GOP senators meet with Trump

 

Energy advocates, environmentalists look for Murkowski’s vote on ANWR oil drilling  (US Senator of Alaska Lisa Murkowski (R)

 

A woman approached The Post with a dramatic, false tale about Roy Moore. She appears to be part of a sting.

 

Here’s ‘what about’ Roy Moore that is different

 

Why are Republicans in such a rush to pass tax reform? To outrun the truth.

 

Alabama Senate Race Tests Reach of Trump Endorsement

 

Richard Shelby (R-Alabama)  won't say who he voted for in Alabama Senate race: It wasn't Roy Moore

 

Top Roy Moore backers bashed Trump and boosted Jeb Bush  

 

These top Roy Moore backers bashed Trump and boosted Jeb Bush

 

SEXUAL HARASSMENT

 

AP: Florida shelled out more than $11M to settle harassment cases

 

Angela Lansbury: attractive women 'must sometimes take the blame' for sexual harassment

 

SOCIAL MEDIA

 

Facebook turns to AI to help prevent suicides

 

YouTube pulls plug on Bible videos

 

SOUTH AMERICA

 

Argentina's missing submarine Water caused battery to short-circuit

 

SOUTH KOREA 

 

South Korea: North Korea's Nuclear Weapons Program Proceeding 'Faster Than Expected'

 

Korea, China to Start FTA Follow-up Talks Next Month

 

Manufacturing Loses Steam as Economic Engine

 

Bullet Train to Link Seoul and Gangneung Ahead of Pyenchang Olympics

 

Bullet Holes Trace N.Korean Soldier's Escape

 

South Korea's loudspeakers blast North Korea with word of defecting soldier's ill health

 

25% of flavored milks use no actual milk

 

Postal agency to fully launch drone mail delivery by 2022

 

7 died after refusing life-sustaining treatments

 

SPACE

 

"Potentially hazardous" asteroid to fly by Earth

 

SPORTS

 

A Ripple Effect (Hampton’s move to the Big South will affect the historically black Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference.)

 

Trump: NFL ‘weak and out of control’

 

Calling the Game — If Only John Gruden Were John Madden

 

George Will: College Basketball Season Begins Under Odiferous Clouds

 

An optimistic Chip Kelly is introduced as UCLA football coach

 

NFL Scoreboard

 

NHL Scoreboard

 

NBA Scoreboard

 

 

STATE DEPARTMENT

 

Dismantling the Foreign Service

 

GOP Critics Slam Trump’s Pick for Colombia Ambassador

 

SUPREME COURT 

 

Major Libertarian Groups Are Backing This Cake Baker’s First Amendment Rights

 

U.S. top court wary about widening whistleblower protections

 

Can Police Track You Through Your Cellphone Without A Warrant?

 

Supreme Court Considers Patent Rights Case With Huge Implications

 

Supreme Court shoots down gun cases, upholds ban on assault weapons and open-carry

 

Supreme Court rejects case challenging use of Confederate emblem in Mississippi flag

 

Clarence Thomas fires away at justices for 'giving Congress the power to destroy the states' territorial integrity'

 

 

SYRIA

 

Thousands of foreign troops in Syria: but will they leave?

 

Damascus throws ‘transition’ up in air by skipping Geneva talks

 

A hug that says volumes about the situation in Syria

 

 

TAIWAN

 

Taiwan blasts Lee’s conviction in China (Taiwan condemned the conviction of Taiwanese human rights advocate Lee Ming-che.)

 

Taiwan’s Kaohsiung fights pollution with 3 months of free public transport

 

Chinese Navy frigates pass close to Taiwan

 

 

TECHNOLOGY

 

How tech is winning the Trump era

 

TRADE

 

Does NAFTA = Prosperity and Progress?

 

NAFTA's Realignment of Political Power

 

Trump, Creative Rights, and Intellectual Property (A renegotiated NAFTA that doesn’t protect them might as well bring back Napster.)

 

Trump Keeps Winning On Trade With China

 

NAFTA and other trade talks will decide the future of American tech companies

 

 

TURKEY

 

Turkey, United States 'On Same Wavelength', to Speak Again This Week: Erdogan   (Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan)

 

Turkish security forces seize 700-year-old Torah manuscript

 

 

UBER

 

SoftBank offers to buy Uber shares at 30 percent discount

 

 

UNITED KINGDOM (BRITAIN)

 

 

FTSE 100 ends sharply higher, led by Shell’s jump

 

Homeless Sanctimony (A BBC interview with two young single mothers takes for granted that society is to blame for their plight.)

 

How conflicting Brexit headlines sent the British pound on a wild ride

 

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to wed at Windsor Castle in May

 

Meghan Markle says she's giving up acting

 

Reports: Irish deputy PM quits to avert snap election

 

Will Meghan Markle really be Britain’s first mixed-race royal?

 

How Meghan Markle went from minor celebrity to English royalty

 

How Meghan went from seedy LA complex to a Palace: DAVID JONES, who spent weeks talking to family and friends, reveals the ambition she inherited from her dad - and the hippy side she got from her mom

 

Why Meghan Markle is the best thing to happen to the royal family

 

Liam Fox: Northern Irish border can’t be settled until trade deal agreed

 

John Profumo Tory MP had long-term relationship with Nazi spy before 60s sex scandal

 

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle engaged: Royal knew fiancee was 'the one' from 'very first time we met'

 

Childbirth Four out of five full-term baby deaths in UK could be prevented, says study

 

Royal Marines on trial for degrading juniors with 'Deal or No Deal' punishments

 

Brexit MPs attack David Davis for handing over edited reports

 

Junk food advertisements should be banned after 9pm to protect children, top doctors demand

 

High court Cypriot fighters seek damages over torture under British rule

 

'The moment of truth is approaching': EU warning as Brexit deadline looms

 

Weather warning Temperatures of -10C could hit UK this week

 

Not everyone can bring their foreign spouse to the UK like Harry

 

Parenthood Motherhood reduces effect of education on young UK women's career prospects

 

Scarlet fever cases hit 50-year high

 

Meghan Markle failed a Britishness test last year

 

Teenager guilty of plotting terror attack

 

Obesity crisis Children seeing up to 12 adverts for junk food an hour on TV, study finds

 

'Suicide pact' postman 'wanted to die'

 

Brexit Hard Brexit would hit 142 Irish cross-border agreements

 

 

UNITED NATIONS

 

UN Peace Talks On Syria Due To Begin Amid Possible Boycott By Damascus

 

WHITE HOUSE 

 

Daily Presidential Tracking Poll

 

Andrew Jackson was called 'Indian killer.' Trump honored Navajos in front of his portrait.

 

Pelosi, Schumer pull out of White House meeting over spending (House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-California)/ Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-New York)

 

Schumer, Pelosi Cancel Shutdown Negotiations with Trump After 'Blatantly Inaccurate' Tweet

 

White House: Trump's Idea to Name Mulvaney CFPB Director

 

Randy Levine: Mr. President, the Tax Plan Needs a Big Fix!

 

Did Tim Burton Help Melania Christmas-Decorate The White House?

 

The Note: Trump can only distract for so long from dysfunction and inaction

 

Trump’s Fate

 

Native Americans respond to Trump's "Pocahontas" comment

 

Will Trump ever have to answer to the women who say he harassed and assaulted them?

 

Trump faces make-or-break meeting with congressional leaders

 

Trump vowed to end the ‘war on Christmas.’ Here’s how the White House is decorated this season.

 

In defense of Sarah Huckabee Sanders  (White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders)

 

CNN’s April Ryan Insinuates Huckabee Sanders’ Pecan Pie Is a Fraud

 

Norman Lear put his foot down — and Trump’s White House flinched

 

Ivanka Trump is representing the US abroad and it's not normal

 

White House Ethics Lawyer Resigns to Rejoin Private Sector

 

 Andrew Buncombe Is Donald Trump about to ditch Jared Kushner, his prodigal son-in-law?

 

Sarah Sanders defends Trump: 'Pocahontas' isn't a racial slur

 

Trump's Thanksgiving media tear

 

White House and GOP look to avoid immigration fight as shutdown looms

 

 

 

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