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In the news, Friday, May 18, 2018


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from Conservative Intelligence Briefing

Trump Administration to Slash Taxpayer Support for Planned Parenthood
Good news broke late Thursday evening for pro-lifers: “On Friday, the Trump administration will announce a proposed rule to cut taxpayer funding to abortionists like Planned Parenthood under Title X, a program that provides $260 million annually in federal funding for contraception and other ‘family planning’ initiatives,” according to The Weekly Standard’s John McCormack. The HHS will essentially reinstate a Reagan-era regulation that requires organizations or entities receiving Title X funds to be financially as well as physically separate from those who perform or refer for abortion.

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from FEE (Foundation for Economic Education)
RIGHT-CENTER BIAS, HIGH, non-profit organization

How Totalitarians Weaponize Loneliness
The seeds of authoritarianism grow best in lonely soil.

The Remarkable Fall in China’s Suicide Rate
Leaving rural conditions for factory work in the cities has led to a plummeting suicide rate, especially for women.

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from The Spokesman-Review
Newspaper in Spokane, Washington

U.S. attorney: Oregon has major pot overproduction
The black market for marijuana is thriving in Oregon and an oversupply of weed from growers is flowing to more than two dozen states where pot remains illegal, a top federal law enforcement official said Friday. U.S. Attorney Billy Williams said the state has a “significant overproduction” problem and that he would prioritize enforcement of overproduction, interstate trafficking, organized crime and cases involving underage marijuana use and environmental damage from illicit pot farms.

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from Sputnik
RIGHT-CENTER BIAS, MIXED, Broadcasting & Media Production Company out of Moscow, Russia

'If EU Can't Act Independently With Iran There's No Future for Deal' - Scholar
European Council President Donald Tusk said that Europe should be grateful to US President Donald Trump as he helped the bloc to get rid of illusions. He slammed Trump for pulling out of the Iran nuclear deal and stirring up trade disputes with other states. Radio Sputnik talked to Waddick Doyle, professor at the American University of Paris.

No Place for Assad in 'Free and Democratic Syria' – Turkey's Deputy PM
Turkey has called on Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to resign on a number of occasions, claiming he is unsuitable to lead the country. However there has seemingly been some progress in improving bilateral relations with Syria in recent months, as indicated by Ankara's engagement in the Sochi process.

Scientists Predict Deadly Epidemic Worldwide
Researchers argue that new advanced drugs must be developed as soon as possible to prevent the deadly outbreak. Dangerous drug-resistant fungi could soon lead to an epidemic that will kill plants, animals and humans, a joint study of researchers from Imperial College London and the University of Exeter, published in the Science journal, has revealed.

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