JUNE IS GAY/LGBT PRIDE MONTH.
JUNE 29 IS ARMED FORCES DAY IN THE UNITED KINGDOM.
JULY 4 IS AMERICA’S INDEPENDENCE DAY.
JULY 5 MARKS THE 65TH ANNIVERSARY OF ELVIS PROFESSIONALLY RECORDING HIS FIRST SONG (“THAT’S ALL RIGHT MAMA”) FOR SUN RECORDS.
AMONGST EVENTS AROUND THE W🌍RLD THIS PAST WEEK…
*Will Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babis step down???
*American President Donald Trump wants his administration to invest in Palestine.
*Venezuela’s Presidential Crisis continues as refugees flee to Chile and other places. (There are 3/THREE separate links in this item.)
*Sadly, the Yemen Civil War continues.
*Will the American, South Korean, and North Korean leaders meet after the current G20 summit??? (There are 2/TWO separate links in this item.) SEE BELOW FOR MORE DETAILS.
*Europe is experiencing a very bad heat wave as the death toll rises, historic monuments face climate change damage, and the Himalaya Glaciers melt. (There are 5/FIVE separate links in this item.)
*Zimbabwe is changing its foreign currency policy.
*Ibaraki Prefecture, Japan will officially start recognizing same gender partnerships as of July 1.
*Ekrem Imamoglu will be the next mayor of Istanbul after a landslide victory.
*Milan-Cortina d’Ampezzo, Italy will host the 2026 Winter Olympics and subsequent Paralympics.
*Restoring a piece of auto history.
*NASA’s Curiosity Rover has found methane on Mars.
THE G20 SUMMIT IN JAPAN…
*Chile is hopeful of the summit's outcome.
*American President Donald Trump and Russia’s President Vladimir Putin are planning to meet again while in Japan.
*Has the US and China agreed on something???
THE LATEST FROM IRAN...
*The US has announced new sanctions to prevent Iran from obtaining nuclear weaponry, but Iran doesn’t seem too worried about them. (There are 2/TWO separate links in this item.)
THE TERRORIST REPORT…
*The Free Choice E-zine does not support terrorism, no matter what the “cause” or alleged “justification”. Thus we will only be posting news items in this section whenever terrorists are brought to justice.
*Author Judith Krantz (credits too numerous to mention) has passed away.
*Actress Edith Scob (Eyes Without A Face, The Man on the Train, Venus Beauty) has taken her last bow on life’s stage.
*Playwright William F. Brown (The Wiz and other productions) is no longer with us.
*Actor Douglas Fielding (Z Cars, East Enders) has taken his last bow on life’s stage.
*Beth Chapman, Mrs. “Dog” the Bounty Hunter, is no longer with us.
*Actor Bryan Marshall (James Bond’s The Spy Who Loved Me) has taken his last bow on life’s stage.
*Musician/composer (especially for Fats Domino) Dave Bartholomew (credits too numerous to mention) has passed away.
*Actor Max Wright (Alf, All That Jazz, Buffalo Bill) has taken his last bow on life’s stage.
WITHIN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA…
THE BORDER WALL-KIDS-IMMIGRATION ISSUES…
*A concentration camp??? One man's opinion. (There are 2/TWO separate links in this item.)
*Congress wants to send AID to the border, including new standards for holding detainees. Trump has already vowed to veto the bill if it reaches his desk. (There are 2/TWO separate links in this item.)
*New deaths at the border have been reported.
NOTE: While we are doing our best to provide coverage, the above is a serious, ongoing issue. Especially since no one has yet to discuss the costs of separating families and who is truly responsible for the deaths of FOUR detainees (to date), let alone if anyone might actually be making a profit from this situation.
President Trump wants his administration to invest in Palestine.
*This is supposed to be a good thing???
*Who knew what when???
*Why Trump’s current Chief of Protocol will not be attending the pending G20 Summit, and what the President might expect while there. (There are 2/TWO separate links in this item.) SEE ABOVE FOR MORE DETAILS.
*Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos apparently doesn’t care about students.
*“Biggest mistake of my Presidency.”—Donald Trump.
*Would Trump support/endorse Mike Pence in an election??? Sarah Sanders??? (There are 2/TWO separate links in this item.)
*Since the Supreme Court said “no” to a citizenship question, Trump now wants to delay the 2020 Census until he can get the question on the form. (There are 2/TWO separate links in this item.)
*Trump’s current opinions on other subjects.
*Another ex-President's opinion of Trump.
THE MUELLER REPORT…
*Mueller is scheduled to testify PUBLICLY before Congress July 17!
*Should the President’s war powers be supervised???
*Annie Donaldson, former Chief of Staff to Trump Counsel Don McGahn, is planning to appear before Congress.
*How did the first Democratic Presidential hopefuls debate go???
*And the others???
*IT’S FACT CHECK TIME!
*But why is President Trump declaring himself the debates winner???
After being pending on the Supreme Court’s docket… They ruled FOR a sex offender! Apparently took no action in regards to the issue of partisan gerrymandering—and what that might mean for the 2020 elections—or if there should be a citizenship question on the 2020 census. (There are 6/SIX separate links in this item.)
*The Supreme Court has decided they will hear the “Dreamers Case” when they return from summer vacation this October.
*Does Johnson and Johnson have any responsibility in the Opioid Crisis???
*Should felons have the right to vote (in Florida)???
*Oregon's Republican state Senators will go back to work now that their absence has killed a pending climate change bill.
*Does the fact that Highlights For Children cares about children make them “an enemy”???
*What happened to Harriet Tubman???
*Illinois will soon allow recreational marijuana.
*Hawaiian IDs will soon recognize a third gender option.
*Want a dog? You don’t have to take the TV or chair.
😀AND FINALLY, SOME GOOD NEWS…
*The current One Day At A Time revival will have a FOURTH season after all!
Although our IN OTHER NEWS feature at the bottom of your screen was suspended when Blogger updated its gadgets, we have ADDED a new TRANSLATE feature in the upper right hand corner!