Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Links For World Turtle Day

Today is #WorldTurtleDay on Twitter, so while you watch these turtles or listen to these other turtles, or if you just like turtles, here are some things things going on:

From Philly(dot)com, an associate of President Trump's lawyer Michael Cohen pleads guilty to tax fraud.

From Fox News, Trump's son in law gets his full security clearance back.

From NewsBusters, Trump's pro-life speech at a Susan B. Anthony List gala is largely ignored by the media.

From LifeNews, at the same gala, Trump's former campaign manager receives an award.

From Breitbart's Big Government, "Spygate" revelations appear to vindicate Trump, radio host Mark Levin, and Brietbart itself.

From Breitbart Sports, the NFL votes to fine teams that tolerate anthem kneeling.

From the Express, the E.U. risks "chaos" by including the U.K. in their 2019 budget.

From Voice Of Europe, after 10 years of allowing women-only swimming, Beckum, Germany now also has men-only swimming.

From Radio Poland, fewer Poles want to leave Poland to find work.  (Some of my ancestors did that sort of thing, except for Poland not being independent back then.  The story comes via Voice Of Europe.)

From ANSA, European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker says that the E.U. will be "vigilant" on the rights of African migrants in Italy.  (If you read Italian, a related article in that language is also on ANSA, and was linked by The European Post.)

From Deutsche Welle, France's interior minister orders Paris to evacuate its migrant camps.

From The Local ES, the Catalan crisis could derail Spain's 2018 budget.

From Flanders News, Belgians have sent about €200,000 to jihadis in Iraq and Syria.

From the NL Times, the Netherlands does not recognize the results of the Venezuelan election.

From Russia Today, the media's most hysterical takes on the new Italian government.

From Reuters, people in Velika Kladusa, Bosnia "help migrants but worry about security".

From Breitbart London, 76 percent of polled U.K. voters think that the peers in the House of Lords are "out of touch" with the people.

From The Slovak Spectator, the number of foreigners in Slovakia is increasing, but more slowly than in other E.U. countries.  (Most of my ancestors, except for those who left what is now Poland to find work, left what is now Slovakia to find work.)

From Sputnik International, Swedish conservatives propose legislation to deal with the "moral police" and "honor-related oppression".

From The Times Of India, according to Amnesty International, Rohingya fighters killed Hindu villagers in Myanmar last August.

From Arutz Sheva, researchers claim to have discovered Iran's secret ICBM facility.  (H/T Gadi Adelman for the Tweet)

From FrontpageMag, in Western cities, the bollards are popping up.

From National Review, how the investigations into Hillary Clinton's emails and Donald Trump's alleged Russia collusion are intertwined.

From Townhall, the Democrats roll out the second version of their "better deal".

From BBC News, a German candy company removes an image depicting Meghan Markel as a piece of chocolate.  (The company thus gets the "stupid people" label, for using the pic in the first place.  The story comes via the New York Post.)

From the New York Post, former New York Met Lenny Dykstra gets busted for drugs.

And from The Vergebeing a Whovian just got a lot easier.

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

"Animals" And Other Matters

President Trump has recently drawn some flak for calling the criminal gang known as MS-13 "animals".  While some believe that referring to humans as "animals" is never justified, and others argue that the term is justified when done in response to behavior, as explained by Dennis Prager in National Review, I think that the real unfairness is toward literal animals.  This is because animals kill to feed themselves, or to defend themselves, their offspring, their pack, or their territory.  In other words, animals kill out of necessity, in order to survive.  On the other hand, criminals have no such need.  They kill out of malice, greed, or some other vice from the dark side of our nature, things that have nothing to do with survival.  Sometimes, the murder can be downright sadistic.  In a sense, the actions of human criminals are worse than those of animals because humans choose to commit violence, without any need to do so.  So let's all stop being unfair to animals.
In other items:

From Voice Of Europe, violence in schools in Vienna increase twelvefold in three years. (If you read German, read the story at Kronen Zeitung.)

From Deutsche Welle, the German interior minister is coming under pressure for his handling of "massive irregularities" in asylum case processing.

From Breitbart London, a German court refuses a request to have former Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont rearrested.

From Flanders News, Israel summons three ambassadors to explain their country's votes at the UNHRC.

From Sputnik International, according to British Defense Minister Gavin Williamson, Brexit will make NATO "even more important".

From Radio Poland, Poland's ruling Law and Justice Party is polling better their rivals.  (via Voice Of Europe)

From the NL Times, an Apache helicopter pilot will receive the highest honor within the Dutch military.

From the Express, European economists are "furious" over economic reforms proposed by French President Macron and E.U. leader Juncker.

From the Gateway Pundit, some good new on the Trump economy that the MSM won't tell you.  (One item needs to be put into perspective.  This April, the federal government had its largest-ever monthly surplus.  This has to be at least partly due to the tendency of people owing federal taxes to file their returns in April.)

From Russia Today, in a city where carrying a knife is illegal, four men are stabbed in five days.

From Euractiv, Turkish President Erdoğan holds an election rally - in Bosnia.

From International Organization For Migration, the latest numbers in seaborne migrant arrivals and deaths.

From BBC News, a Labour Party constituency boss is suspended for Tweets about ISIS and a female politician.

From the Evening Telegraph, a man in Dundee, Scotland convicted of assault will not be punished until after the end of Ramadan.

From Dawn, Nigerian girls refuse to attend school for fear of being kidnapped by Boko Haram.

From RS-News, mosques in China are required to fly the Chinese flag.

From American Thinker, "jihad via the ballot box".

From FrontpageMag, a former child bride defends herself against jihad denial.

From Townhall, the GOP takes the lead in the Reuters generic ballot poll.

From the Boston Globe, some of Trump's Tweets are written by staffers, who deliberately use bad grammar.  (via the New York Post)

From Politico, former President Jimmy Carter thinks that his current successor could deserve a Nobel Peace Prize.  (via the New York Post)

From the New York Post, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos says that the main responsibility for school safely lies with state and local governments.

From ABC4 News, let them eat (censored) cake.  (via Fox News)

And from the Babylon Bee, Democrats warn that defunding Planned Parenthood could lead to a huge drop in campaign donations.

Monday, May 21, 2018

Monday Links

As the latest workweek starts, here are some things going on:

From The Daily Caller, over 100 conservatives call on Congressman Jim Jordan (R-OH) to run for Speaker.

From NewsBusters, New York Times columnist Tom Fried offers his opinion on the U.S. embassy moving to Jerusalem, and it ain't pretty.

From LifeNews, pro-life groups stand up for victims of sex trafficking.

From PoliZette, former CIA Director John Brennan, from his Tweet, appears worried about being exposed.

From Philly(dot)com, former President Barack and First Lady Michelle Obama sign with Netflix.

From Voice Of Europe, in Germany, the AfD party sues Chancellor Merkel over her refugee policy.

From Breitbart London, the U.K. is slammed for failing to prosecute FGM.

From the NL Times, someone paints a swastika on a Dutch windmill.  (This is a modern wind machine, not an older wooden mill.)

From The Local FR, in France, three teenagers allegedly beat a man to death with a piece of wood.

From ANSA, the leaders of the Five-Star Movement and the League appear ready to report to Italian President Mattarella.

From the Express, French President Macron's proposed reforms for the E.U. could face a "moment of truth" due to developments in Italy.

From WestMonster, the European media "lose their marbles" over the new Italian government.

From Sputnik International, Germany is reportedly building deportation centers.

From The Jerusalem Post, fasting during Ramadan reportedly can cause medical problems.

From Albawaba, activists in Tunisia call for daytime eating to be allowed during Ramadan.

From the New Telegraph, worshippers in Gashua, Nigeria apprehend a female would-be suicide bomber.

From Netral News, police investigate a video showing pieces of a torn Quran scattered on a street in South Jakarta, Indonesia.

From Arab News, a mobile crane topples in Mecca, injuring the driver.

From National Review, President Trump is an outsider, but not quite like Andrew Jackson.

From Townhall, what you need to know about MS-13.

From FrontpageMag, hypocrisy in the debate over immigration.

From USA Today, reports of der Führer's death have not been exaggerated.

From Bloomberg, China reconsiders its birth limit policies.  (via the New York Post)

From the New York Post, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein misses being unknown.

And from Thrillistthe state-by-state legality of weed.

UPDATE:  I've run across two more that I thought were worth mentioning.

From France24, France prepares to deal with more strikes.

And from Deutsche Welle, the governing coalition in Italy names the new prime minister.

Sunday, May 20, 2018

Sunday Stuff

As the weather turns a sunnier in my area, here are some things going on:

From Middle East Monitor, Germany plans to spend €78 million on migrants during the next four years.

From Flanders News, a protest march devolves into a riot.

From Voice Of Europe, the Hungarian deputy prime minister calls the Christian pilgrimage to Sumuleu Ciuc, Romania a "spiritual powerhouse".

From Zero Hedge, Italy is become the epicenter of a "fateful shift" in the E.U.

From Russia Today, some European companies may withdraw from Iran.

From Reuters, Montenegro considers building a wall on their border with Albania.

From Breitbart London, Austria's vice chancellor objects to the prosecution of Generation Identity.

From Deutsche Welle, the German migration agency investigates the decisions of some of their branch offices.

From the Sunday Express, a former Irish diplomat calls Ireland's Brexit strategy "based on a bluff and a hope".

From Shy Society, a British MEP is convinced that "we are seeing The Great Replacement".

From Sputnik International, Turkish and Balkan intelligence agencies are investigating an alleged plan to attack Turkish President Erdoğan.

From La Stampa, the "Italians first" contract signed coalition partners Five-Star Movement and Liga Nord fails to alleviate the fears of European investors.

From Ahval, Albania must decide between Turkey and the E.U.

From Al Arabiya, an Egyptian preacher apologizes for saying "chicken will increase spirituality" in an advertisement.

From the Khaleej Times, authorities crack down on "fake Ramadan discounts".

From the NZ Herald, the leader of ISIS plans their "chilling new mission".

From Yahoo, ISIS fighters start to leave south Damascus.  (via The Daily Caller)

From Townhall, the Deep State is even bigger than you know.

From NewsBusters, CNN and NBC panels have no qualms about taking President Trump's "animals" comment out of context.

From Philly(dot)com, a review of Orbiter 3's play A People.

From the New York Post, NYU Abu Dhabi prevents journalists from filming a graduation speech given by former Secretary of State John Kerry.

From PoliZette, President Trump orders the DOJ to investigate the FBI's possible infiltration of his campaign.

From Computer World, yet more Microsoft Surfaces won't work with Windows 10 version 1803.

And from Decider, Alec Baldwin's SNL impression of Donald Trump might have been influenced by The Sopranos.

Saturday, May 19, 2018

A Royal Wedding, And Other Items

This morning in London, Prince Henry (known as Harry) married Meghan Markle, an American actress.  She was walked down the aisle by Henry's father Prince Charles, her own father not attending.  If you wanted catch the start of the ceremonies on this side of the Pond, you had to turn on your TV at 4:00 a.m.  (Those time differences will get after you.)  Markle is divorced and American, but not the first of either categories to marry into the British royal family.  These were also true of Wallis Simpson, who married King Edward VIII after he abdicated the throne.  Since Henry is sixth in the line of succession (behind his father, his brother William, and William's three children), it is extremely unlikely he will ever have to choose between the throne and his wife.

Read more at Philly(dot)com, The Telegraph, BBC News, the Evening Standard, The Guardian, the Mirror and The Sun.
In other stories:

From Russia Today, gunmen attack an Orthodox church in Grozny, Chechnya, Russia.

From The Times Of Israel, Iran waits for the E.U. to make the next move on the nuke deal.

From Sputnik International, the head of Iran's nuclear energy operation indicates that Iran has several options.

From Breitbart London, Hungarian Prime Minister Victor Orbán blames George Soros for rising anti-Semitism.

From Voice Of Europe, Europe needs free speech.

From Reveal, the dangerous migration from Libya to Italy.

From Total Croatia News, the bus convoy carrying migrants in Bosnia arrives in Mostar.

From UAWire, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov says that his country's troops will stay in Syria as long as Assad's government needs them.

From Dutch News, according to Dutch aid minister Sigrid Kaag, the Netherlands will allocate €290 million to help refugees "in areas close to their homes".

From The Local IT, Italy awaits the nomination of their new prime minister.  (via Voice Of Europe)

From The Express Tribune, explosive devices kill eight people at a cricket stadium in Jalalabad, Afghanistan.

From the Detroit Free Press, a mosque in Dearborn, Michigan considers banning Israeli military officers from visiting.

From American Thinker, "tough-minded realism is needed in the West's fight against Islam".

From Gatestone Institute, Islam and multiculturalism in France during this past April.

From The Blaze, a reporter in Houston "debunks the lies" about the Santa Fe shooting.

From NewsBusters, the return of the TV show Last Man Standing.

From Fox News, U.S. authorities raid houses and arrest a woman in connection with an alleged black market marijuana operation financed with money wired from China.

From The Verge, nine movie trailers worth watching.

From Breitbart Texas, Border Patrol agents arrest eight Bangladeshis near Laredo, Texas.

From National Review, how Winston Churchill was inspired by his ancestor the Duke of Marlborough.

From Townhall, the real collusion with Russia.

From the New York Post, recovering from kidney surgery, FLOTUS Melania Trump returns to the White House.

And from The LaBlue Review, a post-mortem on Virginia Tech's failed recruiting of an elite running back.

Friday, May 18, 2018

The Texas High School Shooting, And Other Stories

Yesterday, at least eight people, mostly students, were fatally shot at Santa Fe High School in Santa Fe, Texas.  Two students, one believed to be the shooter, have been taken into custody.  There are reports that the attacker may also have thrown explosive devices within the school.

Read more at ABC13, Click 2 Houston, the Star-TelegramChron and CW39.

In a related story, from Twitchy, one person has already decided to blame the usual suspects.
In other stories:

From NBC News, a man sneaks into a golf course owned by President Trump, rants against him, and shoots the roof.  (via Legal Insurrection)

From the National Catholic Reporter, all Chilean bishops offer Pope Francis their resignations.  (via The American Conservative)

From The Local ES, Spanish police break up a gang suspected of kidnapping migrants.

From Gatestone Institute, were the riots in Gaza really about the American embassy?

From Total Croatia News, Croatia offers to protect its border and to assist Bosnia-Hercegovina.

From Reuters, a convoy of buses carrying migrants in Bosnia is held up by a standoff between two police factions.

From Flanders News, the Belgian finance minister asks for a study on the cost of immigration.

From Sputnik International, according to a security expert, Britons will have to get used to policemen being armed.

From Dutch News, the E.U. tells the Netherlands that their resident permit fees are too high.

From Deutsche Welle, the WHO raises the risk rating for Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo to "very high".

From Voice Of Europe, according to Hungary's foreign minister, "Poland and Hungary want a strong Europe that protects its borders".

From The Local DE, German Chancellor Merkel arrives in Russia.

From Russia Today, the Italian parties Five Star Movement and Liga Nord call for lifting sanctions against Russia.

From Breitbart London, a German radio broadcaster calls Ramadan and "old German custom".

From the Express, disappointed with the lack of support for Brexit in the House of Lords, U.K. Prime Minister May changes its composition.

From the Romford Recorder, a teacher who said that he would "fight" and "die" for Islam leaves his school in Rainham, U.K.

From American Thinker, "to know Muhammad is to know Islam".  (The last two links come via The Religion Of Peace.)

From Fox News, conservatives in the House defeat the farm bill.  (via Townhall)

From FrontpageMag, Los Angeles is becoming a "homeless hole".

From Local10, an airplane crashes after taking off from Havana, Cuba.  (via the New York Post)

From NBC12, the Dave Matthews Band fires their violinist for alleged sexual misconduct.

From the New York Post, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio fears the "corporatization" of marijuana.

And from The Guardian, soon-to-be-royal Meghan Markel's wedding will greatly benefit her dog.  (via Page Six)

Thursday, May 17, 2018

Kilauea Erupts, And Other Stories

Early this morning, the Hawaiian volcano Kilauea erupted from its summit crater Halemaumau, sending ash 30,000 feet into the air.  The eruption was described as "short-lived" and "tall but small", but it could be followed by more.  High sulfur dioxide levels in Pahoa, a town east of Kilauea, resulted in schools being closed.

Read more at MSN, Fox News, Vox, the Star Advertiser and Hawaii News Now.
In other news:

From Fox News, the Senate has confirmed Gina Haspel as CIA Director.

From Philly(dot)com, President Trumps tax cuts trickle down to Pennsylvania utility users.

From The Daily Signal, an immigrant who is the mayor of a California city has no problem cooperating with ICE and deporting illegal aliens.

From BBC News, Nicaraguan President Ortega tries to debate, but has to deal with protesters.

From the Express, a former Irish diplomat tells his country to "get real" and start talking to the U.K. about their shared border.

From Politico, five takeaways from the E.U. Balkan summit.

From the Daily Mail, the E.U. sues six countries over their air pollution.  (via Voice Of Europe)

From The Telegraph, the migrant crisis in Paris "could spiral out of control".

From Voice Of Europe, a Swedish woman is murdered by a previously deported immigrant from Iran.

From Radio Poland, Poland increases its spending on humanitarian aid.  (via Voice Of Europe)

From Total Croatia News, Bosnia tightens its border controls against migrants.

From ANSA, 5-Star Movement leader Luigi Di Maio says that the new Italian prime minister could be named within a few days.

From The Guardian, a two-year-old girl dies after an incident involving Belgian police and a van carrying refugees.

From the Dutch News, Dutch politician Geert Wilders starts his appeal.

From Gatestone Institute, "Why does the media keep encouraging Hamas violence?"  (H/T Tapp into the Truth for the Tweet)

From Reuters, to her neighbors, the mother of Indonesian child suicide bombers seemed relatively normal.

From Sputnik International, Norway considers giving "extra" Christian holidays to Muslims.

From National Review, the press distorts a statement from the president.

From Townhall, White House press secretary Sarah Sanders defends Trump's statement.

From the New York Post, a woman sends a would-be rapist down a flight of stairs.

And from Mashable, a look at Donald Trump's 2015 SNL performance.

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Links For A Rainy Wednesday

Some things going on, as the rain falls in my area:

From Philly(dot)comFormer Secretary of State Rex Tillerson warns that democracy is at risk.

From Ars Technica, the Senate votes to keep net neutrality alive.

From The Verge, the Senate votes to keep net neutrality alive.

From LifeNews, 20 states want to fund Planned Avoidance Of Parenthood with taxpayer money.

From Polizette, state-sponsored sports betting has the green light, but Americans are apprehensive.

From CNS News, why the "Heavenly Bodies" exhibit at the MET should be denounced.

From Voice Of Europe, migrants on welfare are getting expense for Germans.

From El País, despite better employment, Spain is still dealing with inequality.

From Flanders News, authorities in Molenbeek, Belgium file a defamation complaint against British reporter Katie Hopkins.

From Breitbart London, a suspected radical escapes from prison.  (If you read French, read the story at FranceBlue.)

From the Express, an attempt to "sabotage" Brexit is voted down in the House of Commons.

From Anadolu Agency, the E.U. calls upon its member states to tighten border security.

From Hürriyet Daily News, the E.U. warns of a new surge in migrants from Turkey.  (Actually, "through Turkey" might be more accurate.)

From Radio Poland, Polish President Andrzej Duda starts his visit to the United States today.  (via Voice Of Europe)

From The Local FR, France has seen an increase in violence against homosexuals.

From the NL Times, the Dutch government wants to remove Dutch children from camps in Syria.

From Russia Today, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg refuses to testify in the U.K.

From MRT, millions of Muslims prepare to start Ramadan.

From The Nation, "horror in the name of honor".

From BBC News, the number of people injured by the Manchester arena bombing is now reported to have been over 800.

From Al Arabiya, a Sudanese woman receives 75 lashes for marrying without her father's consent.

From The Local CH, three members of the Islamic Central Council of Switzerland accused of producing propaganda for al Qaeda refuse to answer questions at their trial.

From KPAX, four attackers using samurai swords attack policemen in Indonesia.

From Asia One, 54 bombs have been found at the home of a man whose family suicide bombed a police station in Indonesia.

From Haaretz, everything you need to know about Ramadan.

From Townhall, "why Jerusalem matters".

From National Review, #MeToo and the #Resistance are in opposition.

From the New York Post, chainsaws that wouldn't turn off.

From CBS News, we all bleed red, except for some lizards.

And from The Babylon Bee, a pastor is detained for suspected "really bad puns".

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Various And Sundry

Some various and sundry things going on out there:

From the Chicago Tribune, in a federal lawsuit, the organizers of the Obama Presidential Center are accused of pulling an "institutional bait and switch".  (via Breitbart's Big Government)

From Philly(dot)com, Senate Democrats ask President Trump to reconsider helping the Chinese firm ZTE get back into business.

From The Verge, Google Wifi will soon be able to identify which device is having difficulty connecting to it.

From the Express, Hungary and Poland tell the E.U. "We will decide who enters our countries!"  (Niech żyją Polska i Węgry!)

From Voice Of Europe, George Soros's Open Society Foundation leaves Hungary.  (How do you say "good riddance" in Hungarian?)

From Reuters, Bosnia struggles to deal with incoming migrants.

From the NL Times, the Netherlands is no longer in the top ten countries for LGBTI rights.

From UAWire, the E.U. Council sanctions against five election organizers in Crimea.

From Sputnik International, the Sweden Democrats (who unlike their American namesakes, are a right-wing party) call on their government to move their Embassy in Israel to Jerusalem.

From International Organization For Migration, the latest stats on migrant arrivals via and deaths on the Mediterranean Sea.

From Breitbart London, German economic growth is the lowest since 2016.

From the Daily Mail, an ISIS leader who brutally executed a Jordanian pilot has been captured.

From FrontpageMag, Hamas-supporting "protesters" are well-payed for their efforts.

From National Review, Israel has the right and the duty to defend its borders.

From Deutsche Welle, German Chancellor Merkel "hints at" more spending on defense.

From AP News, Seattle passes new taxes on businesses to help the homeless.  (As other right-wingers have pointed out, in order for government to give you something, it must first take it from someone else.  The story comes via Townhall.)

From Townhall, a Palestinian on crutches nevertheless displays some impressive mobility.

From the New York Post, President Trump salutes Muslims at the start of Ramadan.

From The Roanoke Times, a look at DeAngelo Hall's career at Virginia Tech and in the NFL.

From ESPN, baseball player Robinson Cano receives an 80-game suspension.

From CNN, you can now eat gold-coated chicken wings.

And from Science, a weird new kind of matter might be "just beyond" scientists' reach.

Monday, May 14, 2018

U.S. Embassy Opens In Jerusalem, And Other Stories

Today, the new American embassy opened in Jerusalem, which was accompanied by demonstrations and riots by Palestinians in Gaza.  Some related stories:

From CBS News, the embassy opens, with Ivanka Trump, Jared Kushner, and Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin leading the U.S. delegation.

From BBC News, Israeli troops defend the border with Gaza.

From The Guardian, Israeli troops defend the border with Gaza.

From Haaretz, Israeli troops defend the border with Gaza.

From HotAir, a U.S. Senator of Jewish descent applauds President Trump.

From The Jerusalem Post, Prime Minister Netanyahu thanks President Trump.

From The Times Of Israel, Netanyahu tells Trump, "You have made history".

From TeleSur, 32 countries accepted the invitation to the opening ceremony.

And from Breitbart Jerusalem, Jerusalem residents celebrate.
In other stories:

From Breitbart London, the Five-Star Movement and League parties in Italy are ready to propose a program of government to their president.

From Euractiv, the Five-Star Movement and League parties are close to naming a prime minister.

From the Express, the populist victory in Italy could be a "wake-up call" for the E.U.

From France24, a strike could cause "major disruptions" to French railroad traffic.

From Flanders News, a strike has caused three quarters of Brussels Airlines flights to be cancelled.

From Yahoo News, according to U.K. politician Jacob Rees-Mogg, Brexit will be good for young people in Britain.

From Voice Of Europe, according to a poll, 79 percent of French people don't approve of the hijab in French society.

From Ekathimerini, the Greek government considers enlarging their migrant centers.

From the NL Times, the Dutch Council of State criticizes itself.

From FrontpageMag, the recent discovery of biblical text behind Arabic koranic text is put into its cultural context.

From the Times, an Indonesian family sends a child to suicide bomb police.  (This website is from South Africa.)

From Africa News, an explosive has been found at the South African mosque where worshipers were attacked last week.

From All4Women, the South African mosque attackers had "prayed first".

From Gatestone Institute, Turkish President Erdoğan's "family engineering".

From Red State, the Supreme Court defends the Fourth Amendment.

From National Review, America is too big to be governed through centralization.

From Townhall, how liberals hoist their own petards on immigration.

From the Time, a double amputee climbs Mount Everest.  (via the New York Post)

From ESPN, DeAngelo Hall, who played for Virginia Tech and in the NFL, calls it a career.

From TMZ, actress Margot Kidder passes away at her home in Montana.  (via WTVR)

And from The Sun, a hotel chain in Britain offers a lullaby service.