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Graham Defends Israel, Threatens to Defund UN

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JERUSALEM, Israel -- Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., said he will not sit idly by while the United Nations attempts to pressure Israel into accepting a timetable for reaching an agreement with the Palestinian Authority.

At a press conference Wednesday at Jerusalem's historic King David Hotel, Graham told reporters he would lead bipartisan efforts to withdraw U.S. funding to the United Nations.

US economy shrinks as GDP falls 0.7 percent in first quarter

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The strength of the second quarter rebound will determine the timing of interest rate hikes, analysts said Friday following the widely-expected release of GDP numbers that showed the U.S. economy shrank during the first quarter.

That’s assuming the economy rebounds in the second quarter.

“From a policy perspective, the first quarter lull is already history; it’s the extent of the rebound that will be critical in determining the timing of the Fed’s first move on interest rates,” said Chris Williamson, chief economist at research firm Markit.

Bill Would Force Crisis Centers to Promote Abortion

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Crisis pregnancy centers in California could soon be forced to promote abortions.

Legislation currently being pushed through by state Democrats would require all licensed centers to notify their clients of state programs that offer abortion services.

The Reproductive FACT Act, or AB 775, was approved by the California Assembly Health committee in April.