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Crosstalk 04-13-2017 News Roundup CD

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Due to special Crosstalk programming for Good Friday, Jim moved up this edition of the 'Round-Up' to make sure listeners could get caught up on national and international news.


--President Trump signed a law that overturns a last-minute Obama era regulation

forcing states to fund Planned Parenthood.

--The U.S. military has dropped the largest ever non-nuclear bomb on an ISIS

tunnel complex in Afghanistan.

--Kim Jong Un the reclusive leader of North Korea is reportedly desperate. The

regime is openly suggesting that its nuclear sites are focused both on

American/allied military bases in the region and also on the U.S. mainland.

--North Korea may soon conduct its 6th nuclear test.

--Japanese warships join the American naval fleet near Korea.

--China's president tells President Trump that Beijing is willing to work with

Washington on ending North Korea's nuclear weapons program but wants to do so

through peaceful means.

--China takes a big step toward easing tensions between the U.S. and North Korea

by turning away North Korean coal ships.

--President Trump told China's president that Beijing would get a better trade

deal with Washington if it helps solve the U.S. problem with North Korea.

--Russia veto's a U.N. resolution that would have condemned the reported use of

chemical weapons in a town in northern Syria.

--A joint statement issued by Russia, Iran and their allies in Syria denounced the

U.S. missile strike on a Syrian air base.

--The Iranian president encourages the Syrian people and army to give a response

that makes Americans regret their attack.

--Vladimir Putin claims the attack was a 'false flag' to discredit Russia.

--Sarin gas was indeed used in Syrian attack.

--Russia flies nuclear capable 'Bear' bombers near Japan.

--Iran's former president unexpectedly filed to run in the nation's main

presidential election which contradicts a recommendation from the Supreme Leader

to stay out of the race.

--Iran will be receiving its first Boeing aircraft within a month.

--Since 2013, Israeli doctors and nurses have treated more than 3,000 Syrians

wounded in the bloody 6-year civil war that has ravaged the country.

--American and allied anti-submarine military aircraft have been spotted in

operations off the California coast.

--Russian military plane flies over the U.S. taking pictures via a 1992 accord.

--Attorney General Jeff Sessions pays visit to U.S/Mexico border and warns

those seeking illegal entry into the U.S. that this is the Trump era.

--An estimated 4,000 Somali migrants are expected to be deported.

--The federal government will test 20 different prototype border walls near San

Diego this summer.

--Lansing, Michigan, council reverses its decision to deem itself a sanctuary

city for illegal immigrants.

--Former President Obama plans to speak at a forum in Berlin with Angela Merkel to

share ideas about global responsibility in an increasingly interconnected


--Hawaii House of Representatives votes on a bill forcing pregnancy centers to

promote abortion.

--Hillary Clinton to receive Champion of the Century award from Planned


--Maryland Governor Larry Hogan allowed a bill to become law that would provide

2.7 million dollars in state money to Planned Parenthood if Congress and

President Trump cut off taxpayer funding to the abortion provider.

--An abortion facility in Bossier City, Louisiana, has closed its doors and

returned its outpatient facility license to the Louisiana Department of Health.

--An Oklahoma mother allowed her daughter to go on an educational field trip only

to have her return with a 3 year chemical contraceptive implant inside her arm.

--Another 'peeping-Tom' caught at yet another Target store. This incident

occurred at a West Knoxville store.

--An open lesbian has been chosen to be the next commandant of the U.S. Air Force


--An Oregon circuit judge is battling the war of his life because he refused to

perform same-sex marriages. He faces $600,000 in fines.

--The American Center for Law & Justice declares victory over the IRS after

a Washington State group with 'Tea Party' in its name was approved by the

federal agency to receive tax exempt status as a lobbying organization.

--Marvel Comics forced to issue an apology following the discovery of alleged

anti-semitic and anti-Christian references in a recent issue of 'X-Men'.

--A new study of America's oldest, physician aided suicide program shows that

numbers of those being euthanized have been steadily increasing and reveals that

some are opting to end their lives because they can't afford chemotherapy.

--Ruth Bader Ginsburg mistakenly labeled South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham as

one of the women of the Senate.

--President Trump has replaced his federal hiring freeze with agency cuts to end

the billions wasted.


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