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What We’re Reading Today: Erdogan’s People Power, The Ambassador Who Spied Me, Undocumented Rapist … And More

Some headlines that caught our eye …

Political Correctness

13-Year-Old Kansas Girl Arrested For Gun Gesture — Ewan Palmer, Newsweek

EU Says It Can Force Facebook to Pull Hate Speech Anywhere — Ian Mount, Fortune

Turkey/Syria

Erdoğan Threatens EU With 3.6 Million Syrian Refugees If Accused of ‘Invasion’ — Greg Norman, Fox

Trump’s Syria Announcement Blindsided Many GOP — Laurie Kellman, AP

Impeachment

‘Damning Testimony’ Expected By Media Next Week From Ex-Top Russia Aide — Josh Lederman, Carol Lee, Kristen Welker & Pete Williams, NBC

Whistleblower Worked With Joe Biden As VP — Rob Crilly, Steven Nelson & David Drucker, Wash Examiner

Fired Ambassador To Ukraine Spying on The Hill’s John Solomon — Jim Hoft, Gateway Pundit

Giuliani Ukraine Notes — Eric Felten, Real Clear

National Security

Russia’s Stealthy Su-57 Vs. The F-22 — Kyle Mizokami, National Interest

The New Generation of Military — Time

World

All Good Europeans Oppose The EU — Joseph Pearce, Imaginative Conservative

Belgian EU Minister Calls British PM Johnson ‘Traitor’ — Thomas Colson, Business Insider

North Korea May In Final Stages Of Short-Range Missile Tests? — Michael Elleman, 38 North

The Left

Swedish Punk Band Formed In 1991 Release Anti-Capitalism Anthem ‘Economy of Death’ …

… New Album Is $9.49 for MP3, $12.59 for CD, $26.99 For Vinyl

Child Abuse and Climate Claims — Thomas Tripp, Town Hall

Law & Order

After Release, Illegal Alien Targeted Woman He’d Raped — Louis Casiano, Fox

Quebec Appeals After Judge Strikes Down Anti-Homegrown Cannabis Law — Kalina Laframboise, Global News

Business/Econ

14 Times US Firms Self-Censored Or Apologized To Appease Communist China — Madeline Osburn, The Federalist

Federal Reserve Loosens Banks’ Capital & Liquidity Restrictions — Martin Crutsinger, AP

Dallas Fed’s Kaplan Not Sure Severe Slowdown Can Be Averted — Catarina Saraiva & Matthew Boesler, Bloomberg


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