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Today’s News and Headlines. 7/5/2017

Scroll down for all the News and Headlines, first though.All the death and violence In The News today you’d think maybe there might be something encouraging out there. Maybe someone would like to try and save a little baby. Offers had been made by President Trump, The Vatican but it’s a no go.

“A Vatican hospital says it is ready and willing to care for British infant Charlie Gard if the courts allow him to go but British officials are refusing to allow the little boy to leave the country.

The Italian news outlet Zenit reports leaders of the Bambino Jesus pediatric hospital in Rome, Italy said they are willing to care for Charlie if the courts will allow him to be transferred to their hospital. But it looks like that will not happen.

Britain’s Foreign Minister Boris Johnson told his Italian counterpart on Wednesday that legal reasons prevented the transfer to Rome of a critically-ill British baby due to be taken off life support.” More here.> Hospital Refuses to Transfer Charlie Gard to Vatican Hospital Offering to Care for Him

Did find one cool thing, check it out before getting into The News and Headlines. You’re going to need it. Video and article here.> 2 cops responded to a slip-and-slide complaint by joining the fun

In the News:

“The violence plaguing Chicago made international headlines Wednesday, after a violent and bloody Fourth of July weekend.

Of the 102 people shot since Friday night, 14 have died. Police said most of the shootings happened Monday night on the South and West sides of the city.” More .> 102 shot, 14 fatally, in Chicago over July 4 holiday weekend

Three dead, one wounded in shootings in central Maine

“A woman from Las Vegas who died of brain injuries after being beaten into a coma by her ex-boyfriend predicted her own death on social media.

Stella Martinez, 39, was attacked and choked on the ground in her back yard on 3 June by 41-year-old Christopher Wood, who had broken into her home, according to police. She died in hospital three weeks later.” more here.> Woman ‘beaten to death by ex-boyfriend’ had predicted it would happen on Facebook

“A Missouri man has been charged with statutory sodomy of a one-year-old, but not before he received a beating from the infant’s father.

Jayson Newlun, a 26-year-old family friend who was babysitting for friends, was caught inappropriately touching the child while pleasuring himself after being left alone with the baby for just 10 to 15 minutes, according to local media.

Court documents show that the mother and father had left Mr Newlun alone with their daughter while they went to the store. After realising that they had forgotten their WIC folder — which contains vouchers to assist low income families pay for food for children — they returned home.

Once they returned, the mother noticed that Mr Newlun wasn’t on the couch where he had been when they left, and that her infant daughter’s bedroom door was open.

In the bedroom, she saw Mr Newlun take an inappropriate photograph of their daughter before masturbating while touching the little girl’s private parts.” More here.> 26-year-old man charged with raping family friends’ one-year-old baby

Bronx gunman in NYPD shooting had railed against police and prison on Facebook

“Comedian Kathy Griffin was interviewed by members of the Secret Service for more than an hour after she posed for photos with a fake severed head that appeared to resemble President Trump.

The news was first reported by political journalist Yashar Ali, who said that the Secret Service inquiry into the photo remains open.” More here.> The Secret Service reportedly interviewed Kathy Griffin about her Trump severed head photo

“CNN threatened Tuesday to expose the identity of the Reddit user who had claimed credit for creating the spoof wrestling video that President Donald Trump tweeted on Sunday morning, showing him fighting the cable network.” More here.> CNN Blackmails Source of Donald Trump Wrestling Video

CNN’s Chris Cuomo Threatened to Release Identity of Reddit User….Then Deleted Tweet!

#CNNBlackmail: Outrage after network appears to threaten Reddit user

“CNN faced widespread backlash Wednesday for seeming to imply the network would reveal the identity of the Reddit user who made an anti-CNN, Trump-themed GIF if he reneged on an apology – but some critics suggested the network also could have a legal problem on its hands.” More here.> Did CNN commit a crime? Cruz suggests warning to Reddit user poses legal problem

Food stamp rolls plummet in states that restore work requirements

“A man who spent 10 years at Guantanamo Bay after fighting U.S. troops in Afghanistan will receive $8 million and an apology from Canada, reports CNN.

Omar Khadr successfully sued Canada for violating international law by conspiring with the U.S. and not protecting one of its own citizens. In 2010, Khadr admitted to U.S. military prosecutors that he threw a grenade at U.S. Army Special Forces unit in 2002, killing one of its members” More here.> An ex-Gitmo detainee who fought US troops is getting $8 million and an apology from Canada

World News:

“The U.S. military assured Americans on Wednesday that it was capable of defending the United States against any threat from North Korea’s newly developed intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) which Pyongyang says can carry a large nuclear warhead.

Taking a major step in its missile program, North Korea on Tuesday test-launched an ICBM, which some experts believe has the range to reach Alaska and the Pacific Northwest of the United States.” More here.> Pentagon says U.S. defenses can counter threat from any North Korean ICBM

U.S., South Korea stage show of force after North Korea ICBM test

“U.S. President Donald Trump denounced China’s trade with North Korea on Wednesday and cast doubt on whether Beijing is working with Washington to counter the North Korean nuclear threat.

“Trade between China and North Korea grew almost 40 pct in the first quarter. So much for China working with us – but we had to give it a try!” Trump said in a Twitter post.

Even before Pyongyang said on Tuesday it had successfully test-launched an intercontinental ballistic missile, Trump recently suggested he was running out of patience with China’s modest steps to pressure North Korea and has been considering moving ahead on trade actions.

Analysts said the latest missile could put all of the U.S. state of Alaska in range for the first time.” More here.> Trump denounces China trade with North Korea, casts doubt on cooperation

FOX NEWS: TILLERSON STATEMENT — ‘WE’LL NEVER ACCEPT A NUCLEAR ARMED N. KOREA’

“‘This is a big moment, this meeting between President Trump and President Putin’” Video here.> BAIER: BOTH TRUMP AND PUTIN ARE KNOWN TO ‘OUT-ALPHA’ OTHER LEADERS SO IT WILL BE A ‘FASCINATING’ INTERACTION

“Turkish military preparations in northwest Syria are legitimate measures against a threat from Kurdish forces in the Afrin region, and Turkey will retaliate against any hostile move, Deputy Prime Minister Numan Kurtulmus told Reuters on Wednesday.

Kurtulmus was responding to the head of the Syrian Kurdish YPG militia, who told Reuters that Turkish military deployments near Kurdish-held areas of northwestern Syria were a declaration of war which could trigger clashes within days.

The YPG forms a major part of the U.S.-backed campaign to capture Islamic State’s stronghold of Raqqa. It also controls a pocket of territory in Afrin, about 200 km (125 miles) west of Raqqa. Tensions between Turkish forces and the YPG have been mounting in the Afrin region in recent weeks.” More here.> Turkey says it’s not ‘declaring war’ in Syria, but ready to respond

“Microsoft founder Bill Gates has warned that Africa’s population explosion will overwhelm Europe unless the continent makes it more difficult for migrants to reach its shores.

The American billionaire’s comments come as European leaders discuss what to do about the surging number of Africans arriving in Italy each week, with Rome calling for other European Union (EU) nations to open their ports to docking migrants so as to ease pressure on the Mediterranean nation.” More here.> Bill Gates: Europe Will Be Overwhelmed Unless It Stems Flow of Migrants

Protesters stormed Venezuela’s National Assembly, hurting several lawmakers

President TrumP:

“President Trump’s first-quarter salary donation of $78,333 will go toward preserving the Civil War battlefield at Antietam, Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke announced Wednesday.

“As both the secretary of the interior and a military veteran, I’m deeply honored and humbled to deliver the donation to Antietam National Battlefield on behalf of President Trump,” Zinke said. “Visiting the hallowed ground the day after Independence Day is incredibly moving and it underscores the importance of why we must preserve these historic grounds.” More here.> Trump’s salary will go to repair Civil War battlefield at Antietam

TRUMP TO MILITARY: ‘IT IS BECAUSE OF YOU THAT WELL OVER 300 MILLION AMERICAN CITIZENS CAN LIVE IN FREEDOM’

Government Corruption:

ICYMI, Sen. Sanders’ Wife Tried Evicting Disabled Group Home Residents after Closing Shady College Deal Under FBI Probe

“A Democrat Florida state lawmaker helped pass a bill that allocated $1.5 million to a nonprofit that she founded and pays her a six-figure salary and the state’s Republican governor approved it. The legislator, state Senator Lauren Book, represents south Florida’s Broward county and in 2007 she founded a charity called Lauren’s Kids to educate adults and children about sexual abuse prevention through school curricula, awareness campaigns and speaking engagements.” More here.> Dem Fla. Senator Helps Pass Bill to Give Her Charity $1.5 Mil, GOP Gov. Approves it

Weekly Update: Judicial Watch Sues VA Again for Docs About Misuse of a Veterans’ Facility

Immigration:

WASHINGTON, D.C. — “A diverse group of Americans whose loved ones are dead by the hands of illegal alien criminals had the opportunity to tell their stories in front of cameras from inside the White House just days ago when President Donald Trump honored them at a roundtable event.

Kate’s Law and the No Sanctuary for Criminals Act passed the U.S. House last week with the full Davis-Oliver Act still waiting for a vote. Davis-Oliver would enhance the ability of the federal government and immigration authorities to enforce immigration law and crack down on sanctuary cities. Kate’s Law and No Sanctuary for Criminals are portions of Davis-Oliver. These bills were discussed at the White House meeting but got scarce coverage in the mainstream media, a phenomena these “Angel” families have experienced for years.” More here.> Victims of Illegal Alien Crime Given a Voice: ‘Every One of Our Children’s Deaths Have Been Preventable’

Islam / ISIS:

“Two mothers have been arrested in the landmark case against a Michigan doctor and two of her associates charged with performing female genital mutilation (FGM) on six girls, The Detroit News reported.

Prosecutors in the case say the doctor may have cut many as 100 girls.” More here.> Two Mothers Arrested in Michigan FGM Case

Thousands of New Cases of FGM Reported in England

“A violent mob of more than 2,000 Muslims attacked Hindus in eastern India over a Facebook post they deemed objectionable. The post concerned a religious site.

The mob set up roadblocks, set shops on fire, ransacked houses and was accused of rape, prompting the government to call in 300 paramilitary personnel to respond to the riots.” More here.> Islamist Mob Goes on Rampage Over Facebook Post

“Twelve people were burned alive by Islamic State (ISIS) jihadis, including a family of four, reported a source who spoke anonymously to the Iraqi television station Alsumaria News.

The source said their hands were tied and they were forced into cages. Oil was then poured on them and they were set on fire.

Those killed were civilians trying to escape from the terror group, which is retreating in the face of coalition forces. The civilians were caught in the city Hawija while on their way to Kirkuk, a safe haven under Iraqi control.” More here.> ISIS Burns Alive 12, Including Family of Four

“In a horrific clip published by Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL) in Syria, six people were executed after being accused of cooperation with the West. The six men are handcuffed to the horizontal bar of a swingset and executed with their own weapons, while one of them is beheaded.” More here.> WARNING GRAPHIC: ISIS’ Sick Use of a Swingset

Economy / Stocks:

Fed officials split on the timing of shrinking $4.5 trillion balance sheet

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