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Crosstalk: August 19, 2018

Below is a sample of the many headlines that made the cut for this edition of the Round-Up:

--The VCY listener supported Sudan missions project (Operation Nehemiah) is well under way as walls are going up.
--5 Islamists who police say were running a New Mexico compound training children to carry out school shootings were released on bail Monday without having to post any bond money.
--One of the 5 suspects arrested at the Muslim compound is originally from Haiti and has lived illegally in the U.S. for more than 20 years.
--A suspected Islamic State member wanted for murder in Iraq faces extradition after being arrested Wednesday by the FBI's Joint Terrorism Task Force in California where he applied for refugee status.
--A Muslim man who immigrated from Jordan to the U.S. was found guilty of participating in an honor killing plot, including a plan to kill his daughter.
--An ISIS operative jailed in Chicago and mysteriously released after FBI intervention, has surfaced in a minimum security prison about 165 miles south of the windy city.
--A gang of youths in Sweden have burned 100 cars in what authorities think is a coordinated attack.
--The American Canyon City Council has proclaimed August as Muslim-American Appreciation Month.
--An e-mail that went out from the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR) is calling for donations and asks if readers want more Muslims to run for office.
--Yesterday, California passed a controversial ban on gender confusion counseling.
--Transgender candidate in Vermont makes history by winning that state's gubernatorial nomination.
--The National Institutes of Health is spending over $30,000 to develop an 'AP' that provides voice coaching for transgenders.
--Legislation to add a gender 'X' option to driver's licenses should have been a straight forward task in the far-left state of Massachusetts, but one Republican lawmaker managed to derail the bill.
--A Phoenix man who was alerted by his daughter that another man allegedly tried to force his way into her bathroom stall at a convenience store has been charged with second degree murder for allegedly beating the man to death.
--Although the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in June that Colorado cannot treat cake artist Jack Phillips differently than others, state officials have continued to do just that. In a more recent complaint that's been filed against him, an
attorney asked Phillips to create a cake designed pink on the inside and blue on the outside which the attorney said was to celebrate a gender transition from male to female.
--CBN reports that the Military Religious Freedom Foundation sent a formal complaint to Defense Secretary James Mattis calling for an investigation of Brigadier General E. John Teichert, a Christian and the newly installed commander of the 412 Test Wing at Edwards Air Force Base in California. The group is furious at Teichert for posting links to articles, a Christmas video and scriptures on his personal website.
--Chelsea Clinton offered unconventional defense of Roe v. Wade claiming that even people unconcerned about preserving legal abortion on equal rights and dignity grounds should appreciate the fact that American women entering the labor force from 1973 to 2009 added 3.5 trillion dollars to our economy.
--Research has now confirmed that women who have abortions have an increased risk of psychological issues and even violent death.
--A Nashville abortion clinic has closed for good as of Saturday, August 11th.
--As many as 76 people overdosed near a Connecticut city park on what is believed to be synthetic marijuana.    

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