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Tri-State Area: Winter Weather Promises Some Snow For Monday Morning

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Tri-State Area: Winter Weather Promises Some Snow For Monday Morning
Winter weather has arrived in the Tri-State area as wind chills reach into the teens and 20s Saturday. Snow will develop on Sunday afternoon and continue into Monday morning. A wintry mix of snow, sleet and rain is expected to begin about 3-4 p.m., and will continue on-and-off into Monday morning across New York City. At least a coating of snow could stick around in the city, while north and west the messy weather could create a slick morning commute. In the Catskills, the snow could accumulate as much as 3 to 5 inches. (Source: ...

As Democrats Demand Probe Over CIA Election Claim, GOP Senators Express Doubt

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As Democrats Demand Probe Over CIA Election Claim, GOP Senators Express DoubtSenior Democratic lawmakers are calling for a full investigation of the CIA's claims that Russia tilted the election to Donald Trump, demanding that the intelligence community turn over all of its evidence to Congress. Incoming Senate Democratic leader Charles Schumer (New York) released a strongly worded statement on Saturday morning, saying CIA conclusions that Russia's hacking and ...    Full Story »

TERROR IN ISTANBUL: 21 Dead, 166 Wounded In Twin Bomb Attack Outside A Stadium In Istanbul, Turkey (1 opinions)

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TERROR IN ISTANBUL: 21 Dead, 166 Wounded In Twin Bomb Attack Outside A Stadium In Istanbul, TurkeyTwo bombs exploded outside a major soccer stadium in Istanbul after fans had gone home Saturday night, killing 15 people and wounding dozens, a Turkish official said, citing health ministry figures. One of the blasts was thought to be a suicide bomber. Police cordoned off the area as smoke rose from behind the newly built Vodafone Arena Stadium, known colloquially as Besiktas Stadium ...    Full Story »

Fiorina: Moves By Trump Are 'Brilliant'

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Fiorina: Moves By Trump Are 'Brilliant'Carly Fiorina praised Donald Trump's "brilliant" moves as president-elect on Saturday as she formally endorsed Republican Ed Gillespie for Virginia governor and looked ahead to her Monday visit to Trump Tower in New York. Her remarks, made at a retreat for Virginia Republicans, could help patch up her rocky relationship with Trump as she is considered for an administration job - and ...    Full Story »

Who Is Rex Tillerson, Dark-Horse Candidate For Secretary Of State? (1 opinions)

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Who Is Rex Tillerson, Dark-Horse Candidate For Secretary Of State?So far, President-elect Donald Trump's Cabinet picks have mostly been either multimillionaire and billionaire executives or retired generals. In that context, it's probably less of a surprise that Trump may be close to selecting ExxonMobil chief executive Rex Tillerson as secretary of state, elevating a dark-horse prospect who may surge past seasoned political actors like Mitt Romney ...    Full Story »

Election Tampering Charge Roils Washington (2 opinions)

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Election Tampering Charge Roils WashingtonIn a secure meeting room under the Capitol last week, lawmakers held in their hands a classified letter written by colleagues in the Senate summing up a secret, new CIA assessment of Russia's role in the 2016 presidential election. Sitting before the House Intelligence Committee was a senior FBI counterintelligence official. The question the Republicans and Democrats in attendance ...    Full Story »

To Which Network Of Kollelim Does Maran Rav Ahron Leib Shteinman Shlita Send 3,000 Shekel Each Month?

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To Which Network Of Kollelim Does Maran Rav Ahron Leib Shteinman Shlita Send 3,000 Shekel Each Month?Dear friend and supporter of Torah. The recent attention by the American Torah community to the plight of avreichim in Eretz Yisroel has been most heartening. Their recognition that the Torah that is learned here with ameilus and mesirus nefesh by the thousands who make hasmadah b'torah their life's, is a most heartening phenomenon. I administer a network of kollelim in  ...    Full Story »

ELECTION 2016: Monsey Voted 90.2 Percent For Trump, While New Square Voted 96 Percent For Hillary (1 opinions)

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ELECTION 2016: Monsey Voted 90.2 Percent For Trump, While New Square Voted 96 Percent For HillaryAccording to a reports by LoHud.com, Donald Trump polled well in traditional GOP strongholds in Rockland County, official results for the Nov. 8 election show. Trump scored his biggest percentage victory - 90.2 percent - in Monsey. Clinton’s support in New Square was no surprise. She won 96 percent of the vote in one New Square district, her biggest percentage in the county. She ...    Full Story »

Fatal NYC Crane Collapse That Killed Frum Man Blamed On Operator Error

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Fatal NYC Crane Collapse That Killed Frum Man Blamed On Operator ErrorNew York City officials are blaming a crane collapse that killed a man in lower Manhattan in February on operator error. The city Department of Buildings said Friday the crane operator failed to secure the ...    Full Story »

WATCH: A Motzei Shabbos Clip From Blue Melody

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PERFORMED JUST LAST WEEK - Blue Melody performed this MBD Yiddish classic "A Yishieleh" featuring Levy Falkowitz and The Shira Choir. Enjoy, Like, and Share! A Gitte Voch!

What The 114th Congress Did And Didn't Do (1 opinions)

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What The 114th Congress Did And Didn't DoCongress wrapped up the 114th session early Saturday, a tumultuous two years marked by the resignation of a House speaker, a fight over a Supreme Court vacancy, bipartisan bills on health care and education and inaction on immigration and criminal justice. The new Congress will be sworn-in Jan. 3. ___ What Congress passed or approved: — A hard-fought budget and debt agreement ...    Full Story »

NYPD Seeks Cure For Gun Violence With Data-Driven Cases

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NYPD Seeks Cure For Gun Violence With Data-Driven CasesEven as homicide rates have climbed in other American cities, New York City is again on pace to have a near-record low number of shootings, and police are partly crediting refined tactics that include collecting more data and forensic evidence than ever before to go after the worst offenders. "It's no longer good enough to just make an arrest," said Deputy Commissioner Durmot Shea, a ...    Full Story »

Trump Team Challenges Intel On Russian Election Influence

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Trump Team Challenges Intel On Russian Election InfluenceDonald Trump's presidential transition team on Saturday challenged the veracity of U.S. intelligence assessments that Russia was trying to tip the November election to the Republican. A top Senate Democrat demanded a full congressional investigation. The CIA has now concluded with "high confidence" that Moscow was not only interfering with the election, but that its actions were ...    Full Story »

Trump Expected To Tap Exxon's Tillerson For State Department Post (3 opinions)

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Trump Expected To Tap Exxon's Tillerson For State Department PostPresident-elect Donald Trump moved closer to nominating Exxon Mobil CEO Rex Tillerson as his secretary of State Saturday, meeting privately with the business leader for the second time in a week. Trump's transition team cautioned that no announcement was expected over the weekend. Trump has privately signaled that he plans to tap Tillerson for the powerful Cabinet post, but had not ...    Full Story »

GIULIANI OUT: Former NYC Mayor Removes His Name From Consideration For A Position With Trump Administration (1 opinions)

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GIULIANI OUT: Former NYC Mayor Removes His Name From Consideration For A Position With Trump AdministrationFormer New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani formally withdrew from consideration for a post in President-elect Donald Trump's administration Friday, putting an end to his ill-fated bid to lead the State Department. Trump is now seriously considering Exxon Mobil CEO Rex Tillerson for the post. Giuliani's prospects to serve as secretary of state had already dimmed, in part because of ...    Full Story »

TRAGEDY IN LAKEWOOD: Woman R'L Killed After Being Run Over By Her Own Car

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TRAGEDY IN LAKEWOOD: Woman R'L Killed After Being Run Over By Her Own CarTragedy struck the Lakewood community on Erev Shabbos, as word spread of a Frum woman who was R"L killed in a tragic accident. The accident happened around 1:35PM in a parking lot on River Avenue. When police arrived, they found the woman - who is approximately 75-years-old - R"L pinned under her vehicle, which was still in reverse. Lakewood First Aid rushed her to MMCSC in ...    Full Story »

Obama Orders Review of Election-Season Hacking

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Obama Orders Review of Election-Season HackingPresident Barack Obama has ordered intelligence officials to conduct a broad review of election-season cyberattacks, including the email hacks that rattled the presidential campaign and raised fresh concerns about Russia's meddling in U.S. elections, the White House said Friday. The review, led by intelligence agencies, will be a "deep dive" into a possible pattern of increased ...    Full Story »

Wisconsin Recount Almost Done, With Few Changes (1 opinions)

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Wisconsin Recount Almost Done, With Few ChangesThe recount of Wisconsin's presidential election vote is nearly finished. State election officials announced Friday that 89 percent of total ballots cast for president have been counted and 60 of the state's 72 counties had finished their work. So far, Democrat Hillary Clinton has gained 49 votes on Republican Donald Trump, who defeated Clinton by more than 22,000 votes in the ...    Full Story »

Social Security Service Declines As Waits At Offices Grow

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Social Security Service Declines As Waits At Offices GrowUnlike his fellow Republicans, President-elect Donald Trump has pledged not to reduce Social Security benefits. From his vantage point in Trump Tower, however, he might not realize that Social Security service has already been cut, significantly. A new report from the Social Security Administration's inspector general (IG) confirms what beneficiaries already know - service isn't ...    Full Story »

Marine Pilot Found Dead After Ejecting Off The Coast Of Japan

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Marine Pilot Found Dead After Ejecting Off The Coast Of JapanThe body of the Marine pilot that ejected more than a 100 miles off the coast of Japan was recovered by a Japanese Self-Defense Force vessel Thursday, the Marine Corps said in a statement. Capt. Jake Frederick was pronounced dead shortly after he was pulled from the sea. He ejected from F/A-18C at approximately 6:40 p.m. local time Wednesday southeast of Iwakuni, Japan. The aircraft ...    Full Story »

Vienna Philharmonic to Return Nazi Loot to Jewish Family

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Vienna Philharmonic to Return Nazi Loot to Jewish FamilyA spokeswoman for the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra says the famed ensemble plans to return a valuable French Neo-Impressionist painting looted by the Nazis to relatives of its original Jewish owner. Claudia Kapsamer said Friday that the oil painting by Paul Signa will be handed over to Marcel Koch's relatives in about three weeks. A Nazi police official gave the orchestra Signa's ...    Full Story »

Marine Park: Child Struck By Vehicle On Ave P And Ryder St Suffers Serious Injuries - Residents Demand Action From DOT

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Marine Park: Child Struck By Vehicle On Ave P And Ryder St Suffers Serious Injuries - Residents Demand Action From DOTA child waiting for his school bus was seriously injured after being hit by a vehicle on Friday morning in the Marine Park section of Brooklyn. Flatbush Hatzolah was called to the scene at Avenue P and Ryder Street at around 8:30AM after receiving multiple calls reporting a child struck by a vehicle. The 9-year-old boy was standing on the sidewalk when two cars collided, with one ...    Full Story »

Drinking Too Much Sugar

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Drinking Too Much SugarIt would be a sad state if the only solution to optimal health were to cut out all sugar. To avoid the birthday cake, milkshake, ice cream and the oh-so-perfect chocolate chip cookie would be a true shame. Yet we hear so much about the need to decrease added sugars. Research strongly indicates that sugar consumption is associated with excess body weight and Type 2 diabetes. The ...    Full Story »

Brooklyn: Greenfield Offers Free Legal Assistance in Brooklyn on Monday, Dec. 12

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Brooklyn: Greenfield Offers Free Legal Assistance in Brooklyn on Monday, Dec. 12Councilman David G. Greenfield is teaming up again with New York Legal Assistance Group (NYLAG) to get his constituents free legal help. From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Monday, December 12, the NYLAG mobile van will be parked outside the Councilman’s district office at 4424 16th Avenue in Brooklyn to serve residents who may be in need of legal assistance and cannot afford an attorney. ...    Full Story »
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NBC Shutting Down Its Breaking News Service (1 opinions)

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NBC Shutting Down Its Breaking News ServiceNBC says that it is shutting down its Breaking News digital service, which provided bulletins on stories through Twitter, a website and its own app. The network said Thursday that the service, which began in 2009, wasn’t self-sustaining and will cease operations at the end of the year. It employed 20 people in Seattle, New York, Los Angeles, London and Chicago. NBC Digital ...    Full Story »

PHOTO: This Lakewood Cleaning Lady Stole Her Employer's Jewelry; Police Believe There May Be Additional Victims (5 opinions)

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PHOTO: This Lakewood Cleaning Lady Stole Her Employer's Jewelry; Police Believe There May Be Additional VictimsA woman working as a cleaning lady at a Lakewood home, has been arrested and charged for stealing her employer’s jewelry, and selling it. On Thursday morning, Detective Chase Messer arrested and charged 31-year-old Guadalup Menses Gomez, of Toms River, with theft. “Ms. Gomez was suspected of committing a theft while employed as a cleaning lady at an Attaya Road home earlier ...    Full Story »

Ohio Interstate Opens 14 Hours After 50-Vehicle Pileup

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Ohio Interstate Opens 14 Hours After 50-Vehicle PileupAuthorities say an interstate east of Cleveland is open again after a pileup of about 50 vehicles in snowy conditions shut down the highway for more than 14 hours. The Lake County sheriff's office says about 20 people were injured in the chain reaction crash Thursday. Highway crews reopened the roadway Friday morning after the crash that involved a Greyhound bus and over a dozen ...    Full Story »

WATCH: President Obama: ISIS Is Not On My Radar

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Center for Security Policy President Frank Gaffney and London Center for Policy Research President Herb London discuss the issues of not acknowledging radical terrorism.

Baltimore: Yitzy Schleifer Takes The Oath of Office; First Frum Councilman In 50 Years (1 opinions)

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Baltimore: Yitzy Schleifer Takes The Oath of Office; First Frum Councilman In 50 YearsFor the first time in close to 50 years a member of the orthodox Jewish community affirmed the oath of office as a member of the 72nd Baltimore City Council. With thousands of citizens, family and friends, looking on, Isaac "Yitzy" Schleifer, raised his right hand affirming to represent the 5th District of Baltimore City. The community is beaming with pride over Yitzy's ...    Full Story »

Can One Buy In A Bnei Brak Store That Has A Sign In English And Not Hebrew? (10 opinions)

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Can One Buy In A Bnei Brak Store That Has A Sign In English And Not Hebrew?As the culture of the international community has changed over the last decade, more and more store signs include a company logo or brand name in English while in the past the entire sign would be in Hebrew. For many the subtle change is benign while for others, it represents an unwanted cultural change impacting Israel. Recently, a question was posed to HaGaon HaRav Yitzchok ...    Full Story »

Bronx NYPD Officer Suspended, Accused Of Being Drunk On Duty

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Bronx NYPD Officer Suspended, Accused Of Being Drunk On DutyAn NYPD officer was suspended without pay as police investigate allegations he was drunk while on duty Thursday. New York City officer Richard Evans was deemed "unfit for duty" by a sergeant while at work Thursday in a precinct in Bedford Park, the Bronx. He was suspended without pay. Before the suspension, Evans and his partner had responded to a report of domestic violence. A ...    Full Story »

Big Business Warns Trump Against Mass Deportation (2 opinions)

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Big Business Warns Trump Against Mass DeportationStill grappling with Donald Trump's surprise election, the nation's business community has begun to pressure the president-elect to abandon campaign-trail pledges of mass deportation and other hardline immigration policies that some large employers fear would hurt the economy. The push, led by an advocacy group backed by New York billionaire Michael Bloomberg and media mogul Rupert ...    Full Story »

Kiddush Hashem: Community Outreach Center Launces 'Keep our Community Clean' Initiative for Monsey Residents

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Kiddush Hashem: Community Outreach Center Launces 'Keep our Community Clean' Initiative for Monsey ResidentsIn conjunction with the Town of Ramapo and Interstate Waste Services, Community Outreach Center has launched a “Keep our Community Clean” Initiative. The reviews on Community Outreach Center’s recycling program, which has been running for the past two years, have been overwhelmingly positive. In the wake of that success, COC is taking their task of improving the quality of life ...    Full Story »

Israel Tourism Ministry: A Turning Point In Inbound Tourism

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 Israel Tourism Ministry: A Turning Point In Inbound TourismRecord-breaking figures for November tourism to Israel! During November 2016, around 287,900 tourists entered Israel – a rise of around 38% as compared with last November. During January – November 2016, a total of 2,651,400 tourists entered Israel – a rise of approximately 2% as compared with the same period last year. This represents the highest ever total for tourists in the ...    Full Story »

Just Before Donald Trump Blasted Air Force One Deal, Boeing Pledged $1 Million For Inauguration (3 opinions)

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Just Before Donald Trump Blasted Air Force One Deal, Boeing Pledged $1 Million For InaugurationA day before President-elect Donald Trump threatened one of Boeing's most high-profile defense procurements, the deal to build the new Air Force One, the company had finalized a deal to pledge $1 million for his inaugural festivities, the company said Thursday. Boeing has a long history of helping defray the costs of inaugurations, and the company gave the same amount for Obama's ...    Full Story »


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