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In The News:

Global stocks climb as markets celebrate trade deal

NEW YORK (Reuters) – A global stocks index advanced to more than five-month highs on Tuesday, lifted by investor optimism that a U.S.-Mexico deal will help avert a global trade war.

Monday’s news of the U.S.-Mexico agreement on trade pushed the S&P 500 and Nasdaq indexes to record highs, and indexes across Europe and Asia followed Wall Street’s lead, inching to multi-month highs.

WATCH: Texas Police Search for Shackled Woman Seen in Doorbell Camera

Officials with the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office near Houston said neighbors in the Sunrise Ranch subdivision of Lake Conroe reported a woman going from door to door, ringing doorbells at about 3 a.m. on Friday.

One of the homes had a Ring Doorbell camera installed which captured a video showing a barefoot, scantily clad woman. Her right wrist appears to have some type of handcuff restraint attached. Her left hand appears to feature a broken restraint.

Photo: Ring Camera/Montgomery County Sheriff's Office

Photo: Ring Camera/Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office

Police caution people not to answer the door if someone rings at that time of night, even if the person appears to be in distress. Lt. Spencer advised that you “answer the door from the other side of the door,” and “don’t actually open the door.”

“Unfortunately, times have changed from yesterday so you have to be very careful we have had a lot of home invasions,” the sheriff’s office lieutenant said.

Mom punches homeless woman to stop alleged kidnapping of daughter: records

An Oregon mother punched a homeless woman in the face after she allegedly tried to abduct her young daughter on Sunday, court records showed.

Stephanie Romero, 25, was arrested on burglary, theft and kidnapping charges. She was being held at the Multnomah County Detention Center and her bond was set at $352,500, KPTV reported.

Stephanie Romero, 25, was accused of attempting to kidnap a 6-year-old girl on Sunday.

Stephanie Romero, 25, was accused of attempting to kidnap a 6-year-old girl on Sunday. (Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office )

Lilyana Salazar, 6, was playing outside her Portland apartment with her friends and brothers when Romero apparently walked over and told the child she was her daughter, KPTV reported.

Fox News Video: Officer rushes into burning home to save family

Officer Sam Click is being hailed a hero in Texas for saving a family of six.

Ex-Texas police officer guilty of murder in shooting of black teen

A white former police officer in suburban Dallas was convicted of murder Tuesday for the April 2017 shooting of an unarmed black teenager as he left a house party.

Roy Oliver was fired from the Balch Springs Police Department days after the shooting of 15-year-old Jordan Edwards. Edwards was in the front passenger seat of a moving car carrying five black teens when Oliver opened fire.

Former Balch Springs Police officer Roy Oliver was accused of murder in the shooting of 15-year-old Jordan Edwards.

Former Balch Springs Police officer Roy Oliver was accused of murder in the shooting of 15-year-old Jordan Edwards. (Parker County Sheriff’s Office via AP)

The shooting launched the Dallas suburb of Balch Springs into a national conversation on issues of law enforcement and race. Experts said ahead of the trial that securing convictions against an officer was challenging, in part because criminal culpability in on-duty shootings is subjective and jurors are more inclined to believe police testimony.

Student arrested for stealing MAGA hat, slapping teacher in profanity-laced tirade

A high school senior in California was arrested Monday after she went on a profanity-laced tirade against a classmate for wearing a “Make America Great Again” hat.

Union Mine High School student, Jo-Ann Butler, 17, was suspended for one week and faces two counts of battery: one against her classmate for grabbing his MAGA hat and the other against her English teacher, whom she slapped as he escorted her out of the classroom in an altercation captured on a cellphone, according to CBS Sacramento.

“That’s a racist and hateful symbol,” Butler said, adding she took out her anger at the student to “wake people up in some type of way, because it’s not cool the environment our classroom is in.”

Cellphone video shows some of the tension inside this high school classroom.

The teacher is seen trying to subdue fired-up 17-year-old senior Jo-Ann Butler after she became enraged at a classmate for wearing the “Make America Great Again” hat.

The Latest: UNC board working on Confederate statue plan

The board that oversees North Carolina’s public universities has asked the University of North Carolina’s campus at Chapel Hill to come up with a plan for preserving a Confederate monument torn down by protesters.

The resolution approved Tuesday by the Board of Governors does not indicate whether university leaders favor returning the statue to its former location, or putting it elsewhere.1535465845510

The resolution simply asks the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s chancellor and trustees to present them with a plan for the monument’s “disposition and preservation” by Nov. 15.

Missouri becomes first state to bar using ‘meat’ on non-animal products

Aug. 28 (UPI) — Missouri became the first state in the country Tuesday to prohibit food makers from using of the word “meat” to describe anything other than animal flesh.

The state law prohibits misrepresenting a product as meat that is” not derived from harvested production livestock or poultry.”

Violation of the law may result in a fine between $100 to $1,000 and a year in jail.

Awesome Video “No Uterus No Say” Destroys The Argument That Men Should Have No Say in Abortion

The makers of the “Magical Birth Canal” video are out with a new project that pokes fun at another pro-abortion argument.

“No Uterus, No Say,” a video by the Canadian pro-life organization Choice42 (Choice for Two), tackles the pro-abortion claim that men should not have a voice in the abortion debate because they can not bear children.Opera Snapshot_2018-08-28_113825_www.youtube.com

“Just like with any human rights violation, if you’re not directly involved, then you can’t have an opinion,” the pink-haired host tells viewers.

The argument is as ridiculous as it is hypocritical. Abortion activists welcome men who take their side, but use the “no uterus, no opinion” claim to attack men who disagree.

Google Announces New Tools To Help Veterans Find Jobs

Google announced on Monday multiple new tools to help veterans transition into civilian jobs as part of Google’s “Grow with Google” American economic program.

Service members will be able to use three new tools Google developed that includes a specialized job search, a unique tag on veteran-ran businesses in search results, and a tech-specific training program.

“The transitioning process is complex, and we hope Grow with Google’s new tools and resources can play a part in making that easier,” said Google’s Vice President of Grow with Google, Lisa Gevelber.

Politics/Deep State/Censorship/Free Speech:

Meadows: FBI/DOJ Leaked to Press; Used Same Stories to Justify FISA Warrants

Rep. Mark Meadows (R-NC) says he learned of new information that confirms his suspicions that the FBI and Department of Justice leaked stories to the media; only to use those same stories as a way to justify Foreign Intelligence Surveillance (FISA) warrants to spy on American citizens.

The Congressman also stressed the importance of the House Judiciary and Oversight Committee’s closed-door deposition on Tuesday of DOJ official, Bruce Ohr.

Cohen lawyer Lanny Davis walks back claim Trump had prior knowledge of Russia meeting

NEW YORK — Another day, another twist in what Michael Cohen may – or may not – know about Donald Trump, Russian dirt and the 2016 election.

Cohen’s lawyer, Lanny Davis, is walking back his assertions that his client, the president’s former “fixer,” could tell a special prosecutor that Trump had prior knowledge of a meeting with a Russian lawyer to get damaging information on Hillary Clinton

Scoop: Republicans secretly study their coming hell

Congressional Republicans are getting ready for hell. Axios has obtained a spreadsheet that’s circulated through Republican circles on and off Capitol Hill — including at least one leadership office — that meticulously previews the investigations Democrats will likely launch if they flip the House.

It has churned Republican stomachs. Here are some of the probes it predicts:

96 Percent of Google Search Results for ‘Trump’ News Are from Liberal Media Outlets

Is Google manipulating its algorithm to prioritize left-leaning news outlets in their coverage of President Trump? It sure looks that way based on recent search results for news on the president.

Conservatives and Trump supporters have for the last several years questioned whether Google was deprioritizing conservative news sites, hiding them from users who utilize their search engine. Google has maintained that all outlets are treated fairly, but nevertheless, conservative sites have reported reduced search traffic and, in the case of Google-owned YouTube, content creators have been banned and demonetized.

Google’s high-profile firing of conservative James Damore, purportedly over his conservative political views, only reinforces the idea that Google is picking winners and losers.

Trump administration ‘taking a look’ at whether Google searches should be regulated

The Trump administration is “taking a look” at whether Google and its search engine should be regulated by the government, said Larry Kudlow, President Donald Trump’s economic adviser, outside the White House Tuesday.

The announcement puts the search giant squarely in the White House’s crosshairs amid wider allegations against the tech industry that it systematically discriminates against conservatives on social media and other platforms.

Kudlow’s remark to reporters came hours after Trump fired off a series of predawn tweets complaining about Google search results for “Trump News.”

Google responds to Trump’s tweet-rage: We didn’t rig search against you!

Google categorically rejected President Donald J. Trump’s claim that the search engine giant is using its position to manipulate search results in a politically biased manner.

In a fiery tweet Tuesday morning, August 28, Trump slammed Google, claiming that the search engine favored news sources from sites that publish negative views on him in its search results.

Senators Criticize Google CEO for Declining to Testify

(Bloomberg) — Google’s Sundar Pichai is facing bipartisan criticism for refusing to testify at a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing next week, but the panel’s chairman signaled he’s unlikely to issue a subpoena to force the chief executive officer to appear.

“I don’t normally subpoena people to be part of the solution,” Senator Richard Burr of North Carolina said when asked if he’s considering such a step. “Google chooses not to participate and being part of the solution. That’s a decision they made.”

Twitter Inc. CEO Jack Dorsey and Facebook Inc. Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg are said to be planning to testify at the Sept. 5 Senate committee hearing on social media and Russian meddling.

Twitter CEO to Testify Before Congress September 5th

Washington D.C. ¬– House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy released the following statement on Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey agreeing to testify before the House Energy and Commerce Committee on September 5th, regarding Twitter’s algorithms and content monitoring:

Twitter finds death threats against Dana Loesch’s children do not violate the platform’s policies

Over the weekend, National Rifle Association spokeswoman Dana Loesch received a flurry of despicable death threats on Twitter. What ignited the onslaught was an event in Jacksonville, Florida, that had nothing to do with the Second Amendment advocate and spokeswoman for 5 million members of the NRA.

Loesch took Twitter to task by exposing the hateful threats she received from leftists advocating harm against her and her children.

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One Twitter user wrote: “The only way these people learn is if it affects them directly. So if Dana Loesch has to have her children murdered before she’ll understand, I guess that’s what needs to happen.”

TWITTER REVERSES RULING AFTER BACKLASH, CONCEDES IT’S AGAINST THE RULES TO WISH DEATH UPON DANA LOESCH’S CHILDREN

Twitter reversed course Monday and suspended a Twitter account that said National Rifle Association (NRA) spokeswoman Dana Loesch “has to have her children murdered.”

“The only way these people learn is if it affects them directly,” Twitter user Milan Legius wrote in a reply to Loesch on Sunday. “So if Dana Loesch has to have her children murdered before she’ll understand, I guess that’s what needs to happen.”

Twitter initially ruled on Sunday that after “carefully” reviewing the reported tweet, that it had “no violation of the Twitter Rules against abusive behavior.”

Following news coverage from media outlets including The Daily Caller News Foundation, Twitter “re-reviewed” the report on Monday and changed its ruling.

Donald J. Trump President: Weekly Update

World News:

“This Has To Stop”: Czech PM Calls For No Illegal Immigrants In Europe

Echoing Italy’s Interior Minister Matteo Salvini and Hungary’s PM Viktor Orban – and to a large extent president Trump – billionaire Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babis said on Monday that a comprehensive action plan is necessary to stop illegal migration, which he will address on a visit to Italy and Malta this week.

“If Italy and Malta won’t welcome (the migrants), then Spain will. And so we’re sending the message to migrants that it’s possible to come to Europe, from Morocco via Spain,”Babis wrote in an opinion piece in the Czech broadsheet daily DNES.

“This has to stop. Otherwise we’ll never stop the migrant influx,” added the businessman and head of the populist ANO movement. “I plan to discuss this with EU leaders and take part in implementing a comprehensive action plan.”

In English Town, 31 Muslims Charged With Sex Crimes Against Kids As Young As 12

Thirty men and one woman have been charged with sexual crimes in Huddersfield, England – including the trafficking and rape of girls as young as 12-years-old, along with the facilitating of sexual abuse.

Detectives detailed that the alleged offenses took place in the town from 2005 and 2012 against five girls, who were aged between 12 and 18 at the time.

All of the accused are between the ages of 29 and 42 – with twelve of them unable to be named for “legal reasons”, according to the Huddersfield Daily Examiner.

In a statement, West Yorkshire Police said:

1,000 Residents of German City Riot in the Streets Following Fatal Stabbing by Migrants

Over 1,000 right-wing supporters spontaneously gathered in Chemnitz city centre on Monday following the fatal stabbing of a man, allegedly by migrants, with some attacking foreigners and yelling anti-migrant slogans.

ANDREAS SEIDEL/AFP/Getty Images

ANDREAS SEIDEL/AFP/Getty Images

The demonstration, which was largely organised by local football hooligan group Kaotic, came in reaction to a brutal stabbing of a 35-year-old local named Daniel who was attacked on Sunday while attending a street festival, Die Welt reports.

Colombia, Peru pledge joint response to Venezuela exodus

Immigration authorities in Colombia and Peru are vowing to build a joint database to share information on the rapidly rising number of Venezuelans fleeing their nation’s crippling economic and humanitarian crisis.

Officials announced the plan Tuesday following a two-day regional meeting aimed at developing a unified response to the exodus.

The United Nations estimates 2.3 million Venezuelans have fled since 2014, the majority of them going to Colombia or Peru.

South Africa’s Farm Murders: Jeanine’s Story

Russia again claims Syrian rebels preparing chemical attack

MOSCOW — Russia has again accused Syrian rebels of preparing a chemical attack which Moscow says will be used to justify a Western strike against the Syrian military.

Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov said Tuesday that the al-Qaida-linked Levant Liberation Committee is preparing the attack in the northern Idlib province, and that it would be filmed by first-responders known as the White Helmets, who Russia has accused of fabricating past attacks.

Western countries and independent analysts say Syrian government forces have conducted several chemical weapons attacks over the course of the seven-year civil war. Alleged chemical attacks in 2017 and earlier this year led the U.S. to launch punitive strikes against Syrian forces.

U.N. report: Attacks by Yemen, Saudi coalition may amount to war crimes

Aug. 28 (UPI) — The United Nations’ human rights agency said in a new report Tuesday that parties to the civil war in Yemen may have committed war crimes.

The government of Yemen and the coalition including Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates may have conducted attacks “in violation of the principles of distinction, proportionality and precaution that may amount to war crimes,” the U.N. Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights said in an analysis.

Commentary/Opinion:

John McCain: War Hero, Conservative Apostate

The man who loved the label of political maverick, Sen. John McCain (R-AZ), chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, died on Saturday, a few days shy of his 82nd birthday.

McCain was diagnosed with glioblastoma — the same brain cancer that killed his friend, Sen. Ted Kennedy (D-Mass.) — last summer. His life was one of very high “ups” and very low “downs,” and ends with an unrepaired political enmity between him and President Trump.

Their enmity stemmed from a back-and-forth between the two during the 2016 presidential campaign. Trump’s remarks in July 2015 crossed the line between the nasty and the insufferable. Referring to McCain, he said, “He’s not a war hero. He was a war hero because he was captured. I like people who weren’t captured.”

Martin Luther King Jr. Would Be Pleased With Black Americans’ Gains Under Trump

Martin Luther King Jr. would be pleased that we are celebrating the 54th anniversary of his “I Have a Dream” speech on Aug. 28. We can expect not only the usual adulation for the speech from the keepers of America’s conscience, but also the knee-jerk condemnation of President Trump, the cause of everything evil in this land — from fires in California and constipation in Florida to acid reflux at The New York Times.

MLK Jr. began his speech by saying, “I am happy to join with you today in what will go down in history as the greatest demonstration for freedom in the history of our nation.” But how does a speech “go down in history” if historians and textbook writers distort the truth? Which is what they are doing with the story of Trump.

Trump hasn’t a chance in the history books, as he has no chance in the daily news.

Think Socialism is Cool? Listen to Zina, Who Once Lived in the USSR

Thanks in large measure to so-called leaders like Bernie Sanders and Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez, Democrats are now openly test-marketing socialism as their ticket to return to power.

Socialism is fashionable today on college campuses and among millennials. Fully 49 percent of Americans aged 18 to 34 have a favorable view of socialism. Sixty-one percent of Democrats and even 25 percent of Republicans in that age group take a positive view of socialism. Astonishing.

Of course, socialism has been tried many times before, and it has failed every time.

Its more spectacular failures killed tens of millions by starvation and murder. It’s in the process of failing again right now, before our eyes, in Venezuela. Yet the Democratic Socialists push on, with either a “no comment” on Venezuela and socialism’s horrid history or a preposterous “well, they all did it wrong, but we’ll do it right.”

Tom Fitton Answers 11 FAQs About JW Battles: Deep State, Clinton Emails, Corruption in D.C.

Tom Fitton Answers the 11 Most Frequently Asked Questions: The Deep State. The Clinton Email Scandal. The Politicization of the FBI & DOJ. Lerner, Mueller, Strzok, Comey, McCabe, & Others. And How Judicial Watch is Fighting this Corruption!

Asbestos Danger

It used to be called “The Magic Mineral.” The strange, fire-resistant fibers known as “asbestos” that are found in natural rock. By now, most people know asbestos has proven to be a major health hazard. The World Health Organization says half of workplace cancers worldwide are caused by asbestos.

And several thousand deaths each year are attributed to asbestos in the home. So you might be surprised to learn that asbestos still being used in many products today, including in our houses. That’s today’s cover story.

Last year, Martin Connell and his family bought their very first home— in Boynton Beach, Florida. The day after they closed the deal on the house, a contractor they hired for renovations bore bad news.

Terror Commerce

Earlier this year, 17-year-old Matin Azizi Yarand was arrested in Texas and charged with plotting an ISIS-inspired mass shooting. Authorities say he learned about the Islamic extremist terrorist group on the Internet ..where he studied guides for making bombs.

The case highlights the fact that today most anything can be bought anonymously online. When it comes to terrorists building homemade bombs, Scott Thuman reports–e-commerce is a game changer.

Sometimes all that separates an ordinary day from a deadly one is luck.

Trump is giving our youth hope for a better future – here’s how

Eight years ago, it seemed there wasn’t a bright future awaiting young Americans. They were deceived by politicians who promised them the American Dream but delivered an economic nightmare.

They were faced with the highest youth unemployment rate on record. The youth unemployment rate measures joblessness for people ages 16 to 24 who are actively seeking work.

In June 2010, 19.1 percent of young Americans seeking work were unemployed. But by last month the youth jobless figure was less than half that – 9.2 percent.

President Trump’s policies have reversed this horrific trend, rescuing our next great generation from years of despair fostered by Democrats in Washington.

China—Not Russia—Elected Trump

While media and political attention are focused on Russian “meddling” in the 2016 election, attention should be sharply focused instead on the role of China in electing Trump. It is that concern that should inform American action today.

China’s long-standing predatory trading policies have eaten America’s lunch, impacting most severely those who carry lunch buckets to work in America’s heartland.

These predatory policies have included most prominently currency manipulation, unfair trading practices and, most damaging of all, intellectual property theft. The combination of these policies have hit the American manufacturing worker the hardest. Unemployment, decades of declining incomes and loss of dignity are the prices many of these workers have paid.

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