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Trump complains Saudis not paying fair share for U.S. defense

Trump complains Saudis not paying fair share for U.S. defense | 28 April 2017 | President Donald Trump complained on Thursday that U.S. ally Saudi Arabia [aka ISIS on steroids] was not treating the United States fairly and Washington was losing a "tremendous amount of money" defending the kingdom. In an interview with Reuters, Trump confirmed his administration was in talks about possible visits to Saudi Arabia and Israel in the second half of May.


House will not vote on Affordable Care Act rewrite, smoothing way for government to stay open

House will not vote on Affordable Care Act rewrite, smoothing way for government to stay open | 28 April 2017 | Despite pressure from the White House, House GOP leaders determined Thursday night that they didn't have the votes to pass a rewrite of the Affordable Care Act and would not seek to put their proposal on the floor on Friday.


Trump says 'major, major' conflict with North Korea possible, but seeks diplomacy

Trump says 'major, major' conflict with North Korea possible, but seeks diplomacy | 27 April 2017 | U.S. President Donald Trump said on Thursday a major conflict with North Korea is possible in the standoff over its nuclear and missile programs, but he would prefer a diplomatic outcome to the dispute. "There is a chance that we could end up having a major, major conflict with North Korea.


North Korea warns of 'nuclear holocaust' after US drills

North Korea warns of 'nuclear holocaust' after US drills --North Korean foreign minister drafted a letter to 10 Southeast Asian countries --In it, he said the situation on the Korean Peninsula was reaching the brink of war | 27 April 2017 | North Korea has warned of a nuclear holocaust if Southeast Asian countries do not join forces in the wake of US military drills in the region.


U.S., European military chiefs call for better data-sharing against terrorism

U.S., European military chiefs call for better data-sharing against terrorism | 26 April 2017 | Top military officials from the United States and Europe called on Wednesday for better information-sharing to fight terrorism and regular coordinating meetings for justice officials. "Terrorism is a transregional problem and presents a clear and present danger to us all," U.S. General Curtis Scaparrotti, commander of U.S.


Pentagon: Two service members killed 'fighting ISIS' in Afghanistan

Pentagon: Two service members killed 'fighting ISIS' in Afghanistan | 27 April 2017 | Two US service members were killed during an operation against Islamic State militants in eastern Afghanistan overnight on Wednesday, a Pentagon spokesman said Thursday. Pentagon spokesman Capt. Jeff Davis said the incident took place in the southern Nangarhar province.


ANOTHER 'terror attack' in Westminster: Armed police 'swarm like bees' to tackle man carrying 'a rucksack full of knives' yards from Parliament

ANOTHER 'terror attack' in Westminster: Armed police 'swarm like bees' to tackle man carrying 'a rucksack full of knives' yards from Parliament as it's revealed he was 'known to security services' --Scotland Yard confirms man has been arrested on suspicion of possession of a knife and preparing terrorism --The arrest was made as part of an ongoing operation and it is believed the man was already known to police [as usual] | 27 April 2017 | Armed police tack


Reunion island: French police shot by suspected radical Islamist

Reunion island: French police shot by suspected radical Islamist | 27 April 2017 | Two French police officers have been shot and wounded on the Indian Ocean island of Reunion as they tried to arrest a suspected radical Islamist. The suspect opened fire with a shotgun as a special police squad raided his home in the town of Saint Benoit. Police said the man, who is in his 20s and in custody, was spreading Islamist propaganda online.


China-owned Smithfield Foods, using U.S. Dept. of Defense grant, moves to supply pig organs for transplantation into humans

Mega barf alert: China-owned Smithfield Foods, using U.S. Dept. of Defense grant, moves to supply pig organs for transplantation into humans | 12 April 2017 | Smithfield Foods, the world's largest pork producer, has established a separate bioscience unit to expand its role in supplying pig parts for medical uses, with the ultimate goal of selling pig organs for transplantation into humans.


Delaware trooper shot: Police close in on suspect in Wawa store attack

Delaware trooper shot: Police close in on suspect in Wawa store attack | 26 April 2017 | Delaware police appeared to be closing in on a suspect accused of shooting a state trooper multiple times Wednesday at a Wawa convenience store. The shooting unfolded at a store near Salem and the trooper, who was not identified, was taken to a local hospital in critical condition, ABC 6 reports.


'Much-loved' giant rabbit found dead after United flight to O'Hare

'Much-loved' giant rabbit found dead after United flight to O'Hare | 26 April 2017 | April truly is the cruelest month, at least when it comes to public relations disasters for United Airlines. In the airline's latest high-profile calamity, a giant 10-month-old rabbit - which could have grown to a record-setting size - was found dead after traveling on a United Airlines flight from the United Kingdom to Chicago O'Hare International Airport.


White House unveils dramatic plan to overhaul tax code in major test for Trump

White House unveils dramatic plan to overhaul tax code in major test for Trump | 26 April 2017 | President Trump on Wednesday proposed a dramatic overhaul of the tax code, calling for sharply lower rates for individuals and businesses but also eliminating key tax breaks.


Ann Coulter Says She Will Pull Out of Speech at Berkeley

Ann Coulter Says She Will Pull Out of Speech at Berkeley | 26 April 2017 | Ann Coulter said Wednesday that she is canceling her planned speech at the University of California, Berkeley, because she had lost the backing of conservative groups that had initially sponsored her appearance. Ms. Coulter, in a message to The New York Times, said, “It’s a sad day for free speech.”


Major Terrorism Exercise Coming to Arlington Tomorrow

Major Terrorism Exercise Coming to Arlington Tomorrow | 25 April 2017 | A "full-scale" exercise to simulate the response to a terrorist attack in the National Capital Region is set for tomorrow, with Arlington one of six sites where the action will be taking place.


California judge blocks portion of Trump's sanctuary cities order

California judge blocks portion of Trump's sanctuary cities order | 25 April 2017 | A federal judge in California has temporarily blocked a portion of President Trump's executive order on sanctuary cities that was designed to pull federal funding from such jurisdictions.


Nasdaq trades above historic milestone of 6,000 as stocks jump

Nasdaq trades above historic milestone of 6,000 as stocks jump | 25 April 2017 | The Nasdaq Composite Index in early Tuesday trade hit a major milestone: surpassing Nasdaq 6,000.


Groundwater drunk by billions of people may be contaminated by radioactive material spread across the world by nuclear testing in the 1950s

Groundwater drunk by BILLIONS of people may be contaminated by radioactive material spread across the world by nuclear testing in the 1950s | 25 April 2017 | A shocking new study has revealed that groundwater drunk by billions of people may have been contaminated by decades of nuclear weapons testing.


Full-scale drill focused on preparing for complex terror attacks to include National Capital Region first responders, emergency managers

Heads up!


Entire U.S. Senate to go to White House for North Korea briefing

Entire U.S. Senate to go to White House for North Korea briefing | 24 April 2017 | Top Trump administration officials will hold a rare briefing on Wednesday at the White House for the entire U.S. Senate on the situation in North Korea.


Reports of North Korea artillery drill as U.S. submarine makes South Korea port call

Reports of North Korea artillery drill as U.S. submarine makes South Korea port call | 25 April 2017 | North Korea put on a massive live-fire drill on Tuesday to mark the foundation of its military, a media report said, as a U.S. submarine docked in South Korea in a show of force [to trigger WW III] amid growing concern over Pyongyang's nuclear and missile programs. The port call by the USS Michigan came as a U.S.


North Korea 'ready to strike' US aircraft carrier Carl Vinson as it heads for Korean peninsula

North Korea 'ready to strike' US aircraft carrier Carl Vinson as it heads for Korean peninsula | 24 April 2017 | North Korea has said it is ready to sink a US aircraft carrier to demonstrate its military might, as two Japanese navy ships joined a US carrier group for exercises in the western Pacific.


Trump pressures Democrats on Obamacare to get border wall deal

Trump pressures Democrats on Obamacare to get border wall deal | 23 April 2017 | President Donald Trump put pressure on Democrats on Sunday as U.S. lawmakers worked to avoid a government shutdown, saying Obamacare would die without a cash infusion the White House has offered in exchange for their agreement to fund his border wall.


US threat of war forces North Korea into siege state mentality

US threat of war forces North Korea into siege state mentality | 23 April 2017 | In recent days, the Trump administration has been issuing threats against North Korea, the nuclear-armed pariah state, escalating tensions and creating a potentially catastrophic situation in East Asia...The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) has invaded and bombed not a single country.


Police arrest second man in London terrorism inquiry

Police arrest second man in London terrorism inquiry | 23 April 2017 | A second man has been arrested as part of an investigation in London by counter-terrorism officers. The Metropolitan police's counter-terrorism command detained the 40-year-old man in south-east London on Saturday.


Bernie Sanders Condemns Threats Against Ann Coulter Speech at Berkeley

Bernie Sanders Condemns Threats Against Ann Coulter Speech at Berkeley | 22 April 2017 | Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) criticized the security threats to a speaking event by conservative pundit Ann Coulter at the University of California, Berkeley that prompted the school to postpone the talk. "I don't like this.