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News and Headlines. 8/23/2017

Lots of News and Categories today. Scroll down to check them all out, even got a little Humor today in the last Category.

In The News:

“The U.S. Navy has dismissed the commander of its 7th Fleet from duty after the fleet suffered its second deadly mishap in less than three months.

The Navy cited a loss of confidence in Vice Adm. Joseph Aucoin’s ability to command, the Associated Press reported.” More here> US Navy dismisses 7th Fleet commander after deadly mishaps

“A video showing a Wisconsin teacher being brutally punched in the head by a 16-year-old student reportedly led to the teen’s arrest.

The incident at South Division High School in Milwaukee began as a verbal confrontation, but the unidentified student then shoved the teacher as he was approaching him, FOX6 reported Tuesday. The student could be seen pummeling the teacher’s head as the man remained on the floor.” More here.> Milwaukee student caught on video punching teacher several times

‘I’m Going to Push You’: Man Shoves Woman onto Subway Tracks: Police

ESPN pulls announcer named Robert Lee from game 

Charlottesville covers Robert E. Lee, Stonewall Jackson statues with black shrouds

Arizona’s ban on Mexican American studies was racist, U.S. court rules

“On Sunday, Antifa members took to the streets of Laguna Beach, California, to presumably protest President Donald Trump and the so-called “alt-right” in response to the Charlottesville rally-turned-fatal riot last weekend. But, when reporter Austen “Fleccas” Fletcher hit the scene to let the protesters speak for themselves, most of the protesters were clueless as to what exactly the “alt-right” even was and, unsurprisingly, they advocated for violence, including the assertion that “neo-Nazis” must be murdered.” More here.> WATCH: Reporter Asks Antifa Why They’re Protesting. They’re Just As Clueless And Violent As You’d Expect.

What are your chances of winning the $700 million Powerball jackpot?

Elon Musk shared the ‘first picture’ of a SpaceX spacesuit on Instagram

Bill Cosby’s sexual assault retrial is pushed back until 2018

A Missouri woman was charged with killing her autistic daughter

Some users aren’t able to access Facebook

Charlie Crist asking local youth for advice on how to stop deadly car theft epidemic

World News:

“Kim Jong Un, placing his foot firmly back on the gas in his war of wills with the United States, reportedly ordered more rocket engines and warhead tips for the rogue regime’s ramped-up intercontinental ballistic missile program.” More here.> Kim Jong Un orders more rocket engines, ICBM parts as photos suggest new missile design

“A rock music venue in the Dutch port city of Rotterdam says it has cancelled a concert by American group Allah-Las because of a “terror threat.”

Concert organizer Rotown said on Twitter that Wednesday night’s concert at the Maassilo venue was cancelled on orders of police.

It said the venue, a former grain silo, was being evacuated because of the unspecified threat and concertgoers would get their money back.

Police in Rotterdam had no immediate comment, but said they would issue a statement. Dutch television showed officers in body armor outside Maassilo.” > American band’s concert in Rotterdam cancelled due to threat

Dutch TERROR: Rock concert evacuated as bus loaded with GAS BOTTLES found near venue

“A Moscow court on Wednesday placed one of the country’s premier avant-garde theater directors under house arrest in a controversial embezzlement case that has prompted outrage among leading Russian singers, actors and other cultural figures, including some favored by the Kremlin.

 Kirill Serebrennikov, the virtuoso director who rebuilt Russia’s Gogol Theater into a theatrical powerhouse as the Gogol Center, will be held for two months under house arrest as he awaits trial for allegedly participating in a 68-million-ruble, or $1.1 million, fraud scheme tied to a production company he ran called Seventh Studio.” More here.> Russian artists rally as corruption probe targets theater director

BERLIN (Reuters) – “The leader of Germany’s Social Democrats (SPD) pledged to have U.S. nuclear weapons withdrawn from German territory if, against the odds, he defeats Angela Merkel to become chancellor next month.

Addressing a campaign rally in Trier late on Tuesday, SPD leader Martin Schulz also said he, unlike Merkel, would resist demands by U.S. President Donald Trump for NATO members to increase their defense spending.” More here.> Germany’s Schulz says he would demand U.S. withdraw nuclear arms

“Almost 100 firefighters are battling a huge blaze at Poundland in Chingford, east London, with at least half of the ground floor alight.

Shocking photos posted to social media show smoke billowing out of the discount shop on Old Church Road. 

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Fire in Chingford Poundland Credit: Claire Barker

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(Picture: Claire Barker)

There are 15 fire engines and 97 firefighters now on the scene, battling the blaze as it threatens to spread.

Nearby homes have been evacuated as they attempt to tackle the inferno.” More here.> Firefighters battle huge blaze at east London Poundland

Egypt’s Sisi meets Kushner after U.S. holds back aid

 

President Trump:

“President Trump has dramatically ratcheted up criticism of his Senate Republican detractors, going after Arizona’s senators at Tuesday’s freewheeling Phoenix rally and following up with an accusation on Twitter that GOP leaders are “just wasting time” if they don’t scrap the filibuster.

“If Republican Senate doesn’t get rid of the Filibuster Rule & go to a simple majority, which the Dems would do, they are just wasting time!” Trump tweeted Wednesday morning.” More here.> Trump turns up heat on Senate Republican foes

Trump hammers critics, energizes base at Arizona rally 

“President Trump signed what he called a “historic bill” for veterans on stage during the American Legion’s national convention in Nevada on Wednesday.

“No longer will veterans be kept waiting for years to get an answer to their appeals,” Trump said in Reno. “They will receive timely updates and they will get decisions much more quickly in a fraction of the time.”

The legislation signed by Trump – the Veterans Appeals Improvement and Modernization Act — streamlines the process of veterans appealing claims over disability benefits.

More than 470,000 veterans are in limbo as they wait for a decision on their benefits, a White House official told Fox News Wednesday morning.” More here.> Trump signs ‘historic’ veterans bill at American Legion convention

“President Trump on Wednesday called for unity among all Americans during a speech in Reno.

“It is time to heal the wounds that divide us and seek a new unity based on the common values that unite us,” he said at the American Legion national convention.

“We are one people with one home and one great flag,” Trump continued. “We are not defined by the color of our skin.”

“I know I speak for you that our hearts beat for America. Our souls fill with pride every time we hear the National Anthem. This is the spirit we need to overcome our challenges.” More here.> Trump said America ‘has no division too deep to heal’ while addressing vets in Nevada

Internet Censorship:

Tech companies colluding with the Left in ideological war? 

Jihad Watch founder: PayPal banned us for our views 

“Google, Apple, Twitter, Facebook, PayPal and YouTube are oligopolistic firms now discriminating against “hate speech.” The internet has become a pervasive force in American life and is now essentially a “virtual” place of public accommodation. If race and religion-based discrimination are illegal, why can Twitter, YouTube or internet registrars ban, delist, censor or “demonetize” users or websites (some of whom make their living from these platforms) for their legal thoughts and words? Is it time to regulate these dominant firms as public utilities and establish guidelines to prevent these un-American corporate attacks on First Amendment rights?”  WE THE PEOPLE ASK THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT TO TELL US WHAT THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT IS DOING ABOUT AN ISSUE: > Sign This Petition

Immigration:

“U.S. border patrol agents Saturday discovered 60 illegal immigrants locked in a refrigerated truck, squeezed in among frozen vegetables at a Texas checkpoint as the driver attempted to smuggle them across the U.S.-Mexico border, officials said. 

Border patrol agents caught up with the tractor trailer in Falfurrias Saturday morning and conducted a secondary inspection when a K9 alerted officers there were bodies in the vehicle, Customs Border Patrol reported.” More here.> Illegal immigrants found in refrigerated truck trying to cross US-Mexico border, officials say

Commentary / Opinion:

“More NFL players are taking a knee during the national anthem. Todd says it’s time for the NFL to lay down the law.” Video here.> Todd Starnes: Time for NFL to lay down the law?

“Isn’t it time the president stage an intervention to save Congress from itself? As leader of the Republican Party, the president has every right, even a duty, to intervene when it becomes clear his own party leadership is not only obstructing the will of the people, but is doing damage to the country.

While congressional leadership positions are voted on by party members in Congress, the president can use his significant influence and weigh in both publicly and privately about his own party’s leadership, and whether it’s time for a change.” More here.> Anti-Trump agenda in Congress laying waste to the party of Lincoln and Reagan

Humor:

Tucker responds to critics who can’t spot a joke 

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