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“It has been almost a year since Democratic National Committee staffer Seth Rich was murdered in the nation’s capital. There have been no solid answers about why he was killed until now.

Rich was shot and killed last July in Northwest D.C and police have suggested the killing in the District’s Bloomingdale neighborhood was a botched robbery. However, online conspiracy theories have tied the murder to Rich’s work at the DNC.” More here>Family’s private investigator: There is evidence Seth Rich had contact with WikiLeaks prior to death

Report: Slain DNC staffer was in contact with WikiLeaks

Family of slain DNC staffer Seth Rich blasts detective over report of WikiLeaks link

Ingraham: Someone in intel community wants to hurt Trump

Is the intel community undermining the Trump presidency?

“President Trump on Tuesday defended conversations he had with Russian officials following a report that he discussed classified information in those talks, saying he shared “facts” about terrorism and had “the absolute right to do” so.” More here.> Trump defends talks with Russians, says he shared terror ‘facts’

“National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster on Tuesday adamantly defended President Trump’s conversations with Russian officials as “wholly appropriate,” pushing back for a second day on a news report claiming the president revealed highly classified information on an Islamic State terror threat during that meeting.” More here.> White House says Trump info-sharing with Russia ‘wholly appropriate,’ rips leaks

Only Named Source In WaPo Report On Trump’s Leaking Of Classified Information Denies It

“Major media reports may have jeopardized the safety of a key intelligence asset more than President Donald Trump’s revelations to Russian officials, a former intelligence official told The Daily Caller News Foundation.

Media reports, not the president, outed to the general public the source, nature, and existence of intelligence related to an Islamic State plot and U.S. national security.” More here.> Former Senior Intel Officer: If There’s An ISIS ‘Mole Hunt,’ It’s Because Of The Leakers Running To The Press

The Obama administration unmasking scandal grows deeper

Obama Ordered The U.S. Intelligence Community To Share Intel With Cuba

In Other News:

Mexico: Cartel Gunmen Kill Renowned Journalist and Open Fire on Media Executive’s Car

Mexico: Man who stabbed priest during mass arrested

“On Friday afternoon, a Kentucky court found that the owner of a T-shirt printing company was not violating anyone’s rights by declining a job that would have required him to print shirts with a message that violates his religious convictions. This ruling is a surprising victory for orthodox U.S. adherents of the world’s two largest religions, who have been increasingly taken to court, usually by an LGBT couple or group, and prosecuted for “discrimination” when choosing not to accept money to violate their convictions.

The attorney who argued this case says the decision ‘reassures us all that, no matter what you believe, the law can’t force you to express a message in conflict with your deepest convictions.” More here.> Kentucky Court Rules Company Doesn’t Have To Print Words Contradicting Christian Owner’s Convictions

Israel demands explanation from White House after spat over Trump trip

Gulf states warm to Israel, see possibility of Palestinian peace deal

“The outgoing governor of Jakarta, Basuki “Ahok” Tjahaja Purnama, has been sentenced to two years in prison. His crime wasn’t corruption or bribery. It was “insulting the Quran.” This is a bad sign for Indonesia’s democracy, and an ominous warning for Christians in Indonesia.

What’s most disturbing is that the judges’ decision is a capitulation not only to Islamic law but to the demands of the mob.” More here.> Islamists Just Threw A Christian Politician In Jail For ‘Blasphemy’ Against The Quran

U.N. helping N.K. produce nerve gas

North Korea missile detected by THAAD, program progressing faster than expected: South

US hits Syria with new sanctions

U.S. signs new defense accord with Gulf ally UAE

President Trump:

Trump praised for voter fraud inquiry

Trump WH expands pro-life policy

Commentary:

“In the midst of an active shooter situation, we have tips for how to judge breaking news. We need similar tips to manage anti-Trump breaking news.” More here.> Tips For Reading Washington Post Stories About Trump Based On Anonymous Leaks

“The more levels of government that interfere with a school, the more waste, fraud, and abuse its leaders can get away with because it’s not clear who is responsible for what.”
“From 1950 to 2015, for every new student they enrolled, U.S. public schools hired nearly four full-time staff, most of whom weren’t teachers, according to a new EdChoice report from economist Ben Scafidi. While public schools hired teachers two and a half times as fast as they added students, they hired more than seven times as many non-teaching staff in that time.

Student achievement did not notably increase over the same period. In fact, it tanked in the 1960s and ’70s and has never recovered. Graduation rates are also down since 1970.” More here.> Report: Public School Bloat Depressing Teacher Pay, Wasted $805 Billion Since 1992

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