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News and headlines. 5/11/2018


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Today Is Military Spouses Appreciation Day. Here’s Why You Should Celebrate

May is Military Appreciation Month, and today, May 11, is national Military Spouse Appreciation Day.

And while it’s important to honor military members and their families every day, today is particularly important.

President Trump commemorated National Military Spouse Day on Thursday, calling the soldiers’ spouses in the room “an inspiration to us all.”

Trump administration gears up for Monday’s opening of US embassy in Jerusalem

The Trump administration says at least 50 staffers will work inside the United States’ new embassy in Jerusalem when it officially opens on Monday.

Senior administration officials previewing its opening told reporters the embassy will begin with a 50-to-60 person operation and grow from there.

The new embassy in Jerusalem is opening Monday to coincide with the 70th anniversary of Israel declaring its independence.

Trump vows to lower US drug prices by ending ‘global freeloading,’ taking on industry

President Trump on Friday unveiled his administration’s plan for lowering prescription drug prices, vowing to “take on” the powerful pharmaceutical industry while calling for an end to “global freeloading” that has allowed foreign countries to pay less for American medicine.

“America will not be cheated any longer, and especially will not be cheated by foreign countries,” Trump said Friday in a Rose Garden address.

Tim Allen’s ‘Last Man Standing’ Officially Revived at Fox

Tim Allen thanks the fans for #LastManStanding‘s return: “I could not be more grateful for the fans who wrote petitions and kept up the passion and incredible support for the show”

Suspect detained in connection to shooting reported at California high school

A suspect was in custody Friday after a shooting was reported earlier in the day at Highland High School in Palmdale, Calif., the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Office told Fox News.

The sheriff’s office tweeted a male juvenile was detained and one person was shot in the arm. The victim was said to be in stable condition and was expected to make a full recovery. A firearm was recovered. Darren Harris of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Office told KTTV the suspect was 14 years old.

Australia Suffers Worst Mass Shooting in 22 Years

(NEWSER) – A tragic day in Australia: Police say four children and three adults were found dead from gunshot wounds Friday in what is believed to be the country’s deadliest mass shooting since 1996. Western Australia state Police Commissioner Chris Dawson told reporters the “horrific incident” happened at a rural property in the village of Osmington, near the tourist town of Margaret River,

Americans are taking more vacation time—why that’s a good sign for the economy

American workers took 17.2 vacation days on average in 2017, up nearly half a day from a year earlier, according to Project: Time Off’s annual “State of the American Vacation” report. Still, more than half of employees said they had unused vacation days at the end of the year—and the amount of vacation days taken remained well below the long-term average between 1978 and 2000 of 20.3 days.

Nevertheless, 2017 marked the highest level of vacation usage among American workers since 2013. And the average employee now earns more vacation time than they did a year ago—23.2 days versus 22.6 last year.

MSNBC primetime programs spent just 30 seconds on American prisoners’ return from North Korea

MSNBC’s stable of primetime stars don’t seem to think three American prisoners being freed from captivity in North Korea is particularly newsworthy based on the minuscule amount of coverage they devoted to the story.

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo arrived at Andrews Air Force Base early Thursday with Kim Dong Chul, Kim Hak Song and Tony Kim, who were immediately greeted by President Trump. But viewers who rely on MSNBC’s primetime coverage for their news would have barely known it happened at all.

One Of The North Korean Detainees Handed Pence A Note. What Was Written On It Was Inspirational.

On Thursday, Vice President Mike Pence, a devout Christian himself, shared a moving moment that occurred when he met the three American detainees returning from North Korea: one of the men handed him a note on which was written the 126th Psalm.

Maxine Waters explodes on House floor: I resent ‘making America great again’!

California Congresswoman Maxine Waters doesn’t want to hear any talk about making America great, especially if it’s coming from a straight white man.

Waters went off the rails at a recent House debate when Pennsylvania Rep. Mike Kelly had the audacity to suggest the country needed to shift focus from what divides to what unites.

Judge won’t drop felony charges against Antifa member, says no proof of ‘witch hunt’

A California judge declined to drop felony charges against a middle school teacher-turned-Antifa leader and two other activists despite lawyers claiming the charges were part of a “witch hunt” against the educator.

Yvette Felarca, 47, the leader and spokesperson for the anti-fascist group By Any Means Necessary

Yvette Felarca, 47, the leader and spokesperson for the anti-fascist group By Any Means Necessary

Yvette Felarca, 47, the leader and spokesperson for the anti-fascist group By Any Means Necessary and a middle school teacher in Berkeley, was accused of inciting and participating in a riot in 2016 between white nationalist groups and counter-protesters.

DiGenova: Unexpected Turn for Mueller After Indicted Russians Show Up in Court

Former U.S Attorney for the District of Columbia Joe diGenova said Special Counsel Robert Mueller was “not ready” to be called into court by Russian interests he previously indicted.

DiGenova said that at least one of the more than a dozen Russian individuals and companies Mueller indicted earlier this year effectively called his bluff on holding further litigation.

Facebook Is Still Tracking You Even After You Delete Your Account: Here’s How To STOP IT

Deleted your Facebook account after finding out the data of 50 million people was leaked to Cambridge Analytica? The company can still track and target people who aren’t even registered on the site through other settings on their smartphone and computer browser. Here’s how to put a stop to it.

Commentary/Opinion:

Political Evil

Last month in Atlanta, a bunch of wealthy democrats gathered very privately to plan political strategy.

Among those attending the conference were Democratic National Committee Chief Tom Perez and former Virginia governor Terry McAuliffe, a very best friend of Bill and Hillary Clinton.

According to reporting by The Washington Beacon, the conversation was all about a future liberal agenda that might be imposed on the country.

Bill & Beck on Trump’s Threat to Take Away Media Credentials, Fighting Between Iran and Israel, & Political Evil

Glenn Beck starts off Friday’s interview with Bill discussing the First Amendment, specifically Freedom of the Press. The duo breaks down President Trump’s recent tweet on Wednesday morning, “The Fake News is working overtime. Just reported that, despite the tremendous success we are having with the economy & all things else, 91% of the Network News about me is negative (Fake). Why do we work so hard in working with the media when it is corrupt? Take away credentials?”

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