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I haven't seen many miracles in my decades of travel around the globe, particularly not in the strife-torn Mideast. But last week I participated in a real miracle in Jordan as the splendid Four Paws International group staged a daring rescue of 13 wild animals trapped...

News Roundup 8/14/17

The sanctions bill Trump signed had a provision that will require the government to monitor crypto currencies. [Link] The Trump Administration is looking at arming Ukrainian rebels. Those who are advocating arming the rebels believe it will help to put pressure on...

News Roundup 7/28/17

Veteran Intelligence Professional for Sanity released a memo to Trump on Russiagate and the false narrative that Russia hacked the DNC. [Link] Trump will nominate Kansas governor Sam Brownback as Ambassador for International Religious Freedom. [Link] Trump's new...

News Roundup 7/27/17

The vote on the clean repeal of Obamacare failed in the Senate 45-55. [Link] A federal judge in Michigan continued to prevent the deportation of 1,400 of Iraqi nationals living in the US. [Link] New documents reveal the Obama Administration violated the law while...

News Roundup 7/25/17

Trump has announced Sarah Huckabee Sanders will be the new Press Secretary and Anthony Scaramucci as communications director. [Link] The US just commissioned its largest warship ever. The US now has 11 aircraft carriers in its fleet. [Link] Someone has posted signs...

News Roundup 7/24/17

President Trump’spersonal lawyer, Marc Kasowitz, will no longer lead the legal team responding to the ongoing Russian investigations. Trump’s legal team spokesman, Mark Corallo, also resigned [Link] Sean Spicer has resigned. [Link] A GAO sting was able to buy $1.2...

News Roundup 7/20/17

A police officer accidentally recording himself planting drugs. [Link] A police dog died after being locked in a police car on a 95-degree day. The dog died of heat exustion, and the officer who was responsible for the dog was reassigned. [Link] Senator John McCain...

News Roundup 7/19/17

Trump spoke with Putin at a world leaders dinner in Germany. [Link] Trump will nominate Jon Huntsman to be ambassador to Russia. [Link] Trump has appointed former Navy SEAL  Joseph Kernan to be Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence. [Link] Mitch McConnell says...

News Roundup 7/18/17

Trump appointed Thomas Blank to be Cheif of Staff of ICE. Blank is a former lobbyist. [Link] John McCain will be out of the Senate for several weeks for medical reasons. Senate Republicans believe they need McCain's vote to pass the healthcare bill. [Link] The FBI has...

News Roundup 7/14/17

Over 400 people were charged with crimes in a health care scheme that used fraud and unnecessary opioid prescriptions to steal $1.3 billion from Medicare and Medicaid. [Link] Kid Rock confirms that he will run for Senate in Michigan. [Link] A public sector union has...

News Roundup 7/13/17

The Atlanta Police Department is investigating a police officer who was filmed beating a woman. [Link] The US signed an anti-terror agreement with Qatar. In the agreement, both countries will work to reduce funding to terrorists. [Link] 5,000 South Sudanese...

News Roundup 7/12/17

Donald Trump Jr. Tweeted copies of several emails expressing his desire to meet with a Russian lawyer in hopes of getting information on Hillary Clinton. The emails say the Russian lawyer had information from the Russian government to pass to Trump Jr. [Link] The...

News Roundup 7/11/17

The Third Circut Court of Appeals has ruled that filming police is a right protected by the First Amendment. [Link] A man accused of plotting a terror attack claims the FBI entrapped him. The man accused says FBI informants pushed him to buy machine guns. [Link] The...

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