US Lifts Ban on Imports of Hunted Elephants

US authorities will remove restrictions on importing African elephant trophies from Zimbabwe and Zambia.

That means Americans will soon be able to hunt the endangered big game, an activity that garnered worldwide attention when a Minnesota dentist took Cecil, perhaps the world’s most famous lion, near a wildlife park in Zimbabwe.

A US Fish and Wildlife Service spokesman said the move will allow the two African countries to include US sport hunting as part of their management plans for the elephants and allow them to put “much-needed revenue back into conservation.”

Critics, however, note the restrictions were created by the Obama administration in 2014 because the African elephant population had dropped. The animals are listed in the US Endangered Species Act, which requires the US government to protect endangered species in other countries. (Read more from “US Lifts Ban on Imports of Hunted Elephants” HERE)

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Multiple Women Accuse Bush of Molestation

Seven women have come forward accusing former President George H.W. Bush of touching them inappropriately.

The first accusation was made in late October, and multiple other accusers have shared their stories since. The allegations concern reported incidents from as early as 1992, when Bush was in the midst of a failed re-election bid, to as recently as 2016.

The most recent allegation was published Thursday by CNN, in which a woman who was hosting a fundraiser for his re-election campaign said he gave her buttocks “a gentle squeeze.” CNN says the woman — who asked that her name not be published to avoid unwanted media attention — was “attending a fundraiser for Bush’s re-election campaign in Dearborn, Michigan.”

In a statement to ABC News on Thursday, his spokesman Jim McGrath said, “George Bush simply does not have it in his heart to knowingly cause anyone distress, and he again apologizes to anyone he offended during a photo op.”

The same statement was issued after another accusation was made Monday. (Read more from “Multiple Women Accuse Bush of Molestation” HERE)

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Christians Asking Is the Pope Still Catholic?

Is the pope Catholic? . . .

It’s a question being asked about the current head of the Roman Catholic Church, Francis, who critics believe is showing signs of abandoning fundamental Catholic doctrines – including the existence of hell.

In a recent address, Pope Francis declared “everything will be saved” upon Christ’s return.

“The thought that at the end of our history there will be merciful Jesus suffices in order to have faith and not to curse life,” the pope said. “Everything will be saved. Everything.”

That would suggest the church is opening up to “universalism,” the doctrine that everyone will ultimately be given salvation, according to Eugenio Scalfari, founder of the Italian newspaper la Repubblica. (Read more from “Christians Asking Is the Pope Still Catholic?” HERE)

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‘Cruella De Vil’ Dog Breeder Accused of Abusing 75 Great Danes

A ‘perfect storm’ of injury, staff shortages, a booming dog population and a sweltering heatwave caused the conditions that led police to raid the home of the so-called ‘Cruella de Vil’ dog breeder, she claimed in court on Tuesday.

And she said the only reason that cops found the floors of the house covered in dog poop was because European Great Danes react badly when confronted by large groups of unknown men.

‘They will circle around and within minutes explosive diarrhea will ensue,’ Christina Fay told the court in Ossipee, New Hampshire. ‘If they are kept in that situation this will continue until they have emptied their guts.’

Fay defended the care she gave the 75 European Great Danes that lived in her 13-bedroom home while attacking cops and animal welfare groups for seizing her pets.

But she admitted that in the days leading up to the raid, many of her dogs were kept in cages without food or water for 30 straight hours as the crisis within the house worsened, a situation she felt ‘horrible’ about. (Read more from “‘Cruella De Vil’ Dog Breeder Accused of Abusing 75 Great Danes” HERE)

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Woman Kicked off Flight After Emotional Support PIG Became Rowdy

A PLANE passenger was booted off a flight because her rowdy emotional support PIG caused mayhem on board.

The woman was given her marching orders after the havoc-wreaking hog began walking up and down the aisles.

Even attempts to strap the farmyard animal to an arm rest failed.

One shocked onlooker said the brown swine looked around five stone as it was tossed over the unidentified woman’s shoulder and marched off.

Others initially thought it was a duffel bag – but were given the shock of their lives when it began oinking on board the US Airways flight out of Connecticut. (Read more from “Woman Kicked off Flight After Emotional Support PIG Became Rowdy” HERE)

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Former Joe Biden Secret Service Agent: We Had to Protect Women From Him, ‘Weinstein Level Stuff’

A former Secret Service agent assigned to the Vice President Joe Biden residence claims that the Service often had to protect female agents from him.

Speaking on the condition of anonymity, the agent asserted that, “We had to cancel the VP Christmas get together at the Vice President’s house because Biden would grope all of our wives and girlfriend’s asses.” The annual party was for agents and Navy personnel who were tasked with protecting the Biden family.

“He would mess with every single woman or teen. It was horrible,” the agent said.

According to the source, a Secret Service agent once got suspended for a week in 2009 for shoving Biden after he cupped his girlfriend’s breast while the couple was taking a photo with him. The situation got so heated, the source told Cassandra Fairbanks, that others had to step in to prevent the agent from hitting the then-Vice President.

Additionally, the agent claims that Biden would walk around the VP residence naked at night. “I mean, Stark naked… Weinstein level stuff,” he added. (Read more from “Former Joe Biden Secret Service Agent: We Had to Protect Women From Him, ‘Weinstein Level Stuff'” HERE)

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House to Adopt Mandatory Anti-Sexual Harassment Training

Speaker Paul Ryan said Tuesday that the House will require anti-harassment and anti-discrimination training for all members and their staffs. The announcement came just hours after a hearing in which two female lawmakers spoke about sexual misconduct involving sitting members of Congress.

“Our goal is not only to raise awareness, but also make abundantly clear that harassment in any form has no place in this institution,” said Ryan, R-Wis. “As we work with the Administration, Ethics, and Rules committees to implement mandatory training, we will continue our review to make sure the right policies and resources are in place to prevent and report harassment.” . . .

The move comes days after the Senate unanimously approved a measure requiring all senators, staff and interns to be trained on preventing sexual harassment. (Read more from “House to Adopt Mandatory Anti-Sexual Harassment Training” HERE)

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Liberals Now Claim Christian Parents Are Dangerous

. . .Considering the massive shortage of willing foster parents across Canada, this is a rather shocking and blunt move on the part of those in charge of the process: Essentially, Christian parents are being told that their views render them so dangerous that it is better that children desperate for a loving home are still shuffled from place to place rather than come into contact with views that were nearly universal only short decades ago. Such stories are now just beginning to surface in the mainstream media, with an Edmonton, Alberta couple being the latest example. From Canada’s national broadcaster:

An evangelical Christian couple is accusing Alberta of discrimination, claiming their application to adopt a child was rejected over their religious views on gay marriage and homosexuality. The Edmonton married couple say they submitted their application last year and passed a required course for potential adoptive parents.

But during a followup by officials this year, the couple say they ran into trouble when they answered questions about sexuality. The couple say they accept that same-sex marriage is a legal reality, but they don’t support it and believe that homosexuality is wrong.

“The casework supervisor explained that our religious beliefs regarding sexuality were incompatible with the adoption process,” says an affidavit filed in support of an application for a judicial review of the government’s decision.

“The casework supervisor said this stance was the ‘official position of the Alberta government.’ “

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Mattel Announces First Hijab Wearing Barbie

By Jennifer Brett. Olympic fencer Ibtihaj Muhammad is quite a doll – literally. She’s thrilled to have inspired a Barbie in her likeness, and especially proud that the doll will be the first Barbie to wear a hijab. “This is a childhood dream come true,” she posted. The doll is part of the “She-ro” line.

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Barbie’s First Hijab: Meet the New Ibtihaj Muhammad Doll

By Julia Horowitz. . . .Mattel (MAT), which makes Barbie, announced Monday that the latest doll in its “Shero” collection will be modeled after Olympic fencer Ibtihaj Muhammad. In 2016, Muhammad became the first American to compete in the games while wearing a hijab.

“I’m proud to know that little girls everywhere can now play with a Barbie who chooses to wear hijab! This is a childhood dream come true,” Muhammad said in a tweet.

The news was announced at Glamour’s Women of the Year summit. The doll will go on sale in 2018 . . .

The Shero line, which launched in 2015, includes dolls based on prominent women such as Olympic gymnast Gabby Douglas, model Ashley Graham, ballerina Misty Copeland, director Ava DuVernay and actress Zendaya. (Read more from “Barbie’s First Hijab: Meet the New Ibtihaj Muhammad Doll” HERE)

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Report: FBI Hints Planned Parenthood Probe May Be On

The FBI signaled this week agents may be investigating whether Planned Parenthood’s dealings in fetal tissue were legal.

Sources told The Hill the FBI has requested documents from the Senate Judiciary Committee obtained from the committee’s investigation into Planned Parenthood’s fetal tissue dealings. The investigation came after the Center for Medical Progress published a series of explosive videos in 2015 revealing the abortion giant was harvesting and distributing aborted baby parts for researchers.

CMP alleges Planned Parenthood was illegally profiting from the exchange of limbs and organs, and the House and Senate launched investigations into the non-profit’s practice. Senate Judiciary Chair Chuck Grassley referred Planned Parenthood to the FBI at the conclusion of that investigation, saying his committee found evidence indicating the group was profiting.

Planned Parenthood told The Hill none of its affiliates have been in contact with the FBI.

Planned Parenthood officials discuss the cost of harvesting and distributing the tissue on some of the undercover videos, but the group maintained it was charging legal fees and not profiting from the exchange. Following the revelations, Planned Parenthood announced it would no longer accept any money for the exchange of aborted baby parts. (Read more from “Report: FBI Hints Planned Parenthood Probe May Be On” HERE)

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