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Lawyer For NY-NJ Bomb Suspect Wants Attempted Murder Trial Moved

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Lawyer For NY-NJ Bomb Suspect Wants Attempted Murder Trial MovedA lawyer for the man accused of setting off bombs last year in New Jersey and New York, injuring dozens, is seeking a change of venue for his trial on attempted murder charges stemming from a shootout with police. Deputy Public Defender Peter Liguori said Ahmad Rahimi can't get a fair trial in Union County, citing the excessive media coverage he and the bombings have ...    Full Story »

Do you live in London? Save for the FRIEDom Concert with Beri Webber (1 opinions)

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They are excited……… THE CONCERT IS ALMOST SOLD OUT! In what has become the most popular annual concert in the entire Europe, this year’s event, entitled “ A Night of FRIEDom” with Avraham Fried and Beri Weber is the current ...    Full Story »

Failure On Health Bill Also Hurts Prospects For Tax Overhaul

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Failure On Health Bill Also Hurts Prospects For Tax OverhaulHouse Republicans' failure to repeal Barack Obama's health care law deals a serious blow to another big part of President Donald Trump's agenda: tax reform. Trump and House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., say they will soon turn their attention to the first major re-write of the tax code in more than 30 years. But they will have to do it without the momentum of victory on health ...    Full Story »

Former Rabbi Pleads: "Help Us Eat This Shabbos" (2 opinions)

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In a tragic turn of events, former community leader Rabbi Avinoam Malkin faces imminent leg amputation. The need to remove the leg is reportedly due to his inability to cover the expenses of the surgery needed to save the appendage. His ...    Full Story »

Security, Parking, Garbage Irk Ivanka Trump's DC Neighbors

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Security, Parking, Garbage Irk Ivanka Trump's DC NeighborsResidents of a posh Washington neighborhood say Ivanka Trump and her family don't make for very good neighbors, taking up much of the parking on an already crowded street and leaving trash bags at the curb for days. A big part of the complaint: a huge security presence, with even a trip to the playground requiring three vans. Neighbors of Trump, her husband Jared Kushner and their ...    Full Story »

French Fighter Jets Stage Flyover Over New York Harbor For WWI Anniversary

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French Fighter Jets Stage Flyover Over New York Harbor For WWI AnniversaryFrench Air Force fighter jets have staged a colorful flyover across New York Harbor. The eight Alpha Jets from the Patrouille de France streaked across the sky Saturday, making designs with trailing red, white and blue display smoke. The jets were accompanied by an A400 airbus and two additional Alpha jets who will be documenting the mission. Officials say the event was staged to ...    Full Story »

Vehicular Terror Attacks: Easy Success For ISIS, A Challenge For Police

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Vehicular Terror Attacks: Easy Success For ISIS, A Challenge For PoliceIn the battlefields of Syria and Iraq, the Islamic State group became infamous for its spectacular variations on explosive vehicles. For attacks in the West, it has suggested a simpler method, encouraging followers to use regular vehicles to kill people on foot. Experts say attacks in which cars or trucks are driven into popular pedestrian areas present a unique challenge for law ...    Full Story »

Now What? Options For Consumers As Health Law Drama Fades

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Now What? Options For Consumers As Health Law Drama FadesAs the political drama over health care legislation in Washington fades, the rest of the country faces a more immediate concern: Getting insurance for next year. The Republican health plan designed to replace the Obama-era health law known as the Affordable Care Act would not have taken full effect for a few years anyway — and now it's dead. "We're going to be living with ...    Full Story »

Jared Kushner's Ties To Israel Raise Questions Of Bias

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Jared Kushner's Ties To Israel Raise Questions Of BiasJared Kushner, President Donald Trump's son-in-law and senior adviser, has deep business and personal ties to Israel that could raise questions about his ability to serve as an honest broker as he oversees the White House's Mideast peace efforts. But some say these ties, which include a previously undisclosed real estate deal in New Jersey with a major Israeli insurer, may give ...    Full Story »

London Terrorist Had Worked In Saudi Arabia Teaching English (1 opinions)

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London Terrorist Had Worked In Saudi Arabia Teaching EnglishThe British man who killed four people during a London rampage had made three trips to Saudi Arabia: He taught English there twice on a work visa and returned on a visa usually granted to those going on a religious pilgrimage. More details about attacker Khalid Masood's travels, confirmed by the Saudi Arabian embassy in Britain, emerged Saturday amid a massive British police effort ...    Full Story »

Self-Inflicted Collapse Chokes GOP Effort To Undo Obamacare (1 opinions)

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Self-Inflicted Collapse Chokes GOP Effort To Undo ObamacareHouse Republicans passed roughly 60 bills over the past six years dismembering President Barack Obama's health care overhaul. Other than minor tweaks, they knew the measures would go nowhere because the Democrat still lived in the White House. With a bill that counted Friday, they choked. It was an epic, damaging, self-inflicted collapse that smothered the GOP effort. "We're going ...    Full Story »

Trump: Pelosi, Schumer Are The Losers 'Because Now They Own Obamacare Which Is EXPLODING In Next Year'

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Trump: Pelosi, Schumer Are The Losers 'Because Now They Own Obamacare Which Is EXPLODING In Next Year'[VIDEO IN EXTENDED ARTICLE] President Trump made some remarks from the White House reacting to the American Health Care Act being pulled from the House floor, repeatedly criticizing the Democrats for giving them zero support on this. Trump said that they were close to passing it, and he warned about Obamacare “exploding” in the next year. Then, maybe, he added, Democrats will ...    Full Story »

Pelosi Mocks GOP After Health Care Bill Fails (3 opinions)

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Pelosi Mocks GOP After Health Care Bill FailsHouse Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi is mocking House Republicans for failing to repeal and replace President Barack Obama's health law. Pelosi says of President Donald Trump and the majority Republicans in Congress: "Quite frankly I thought they might have accomplished something in the first few months. They have absolutely no record of accomplishment." At the White House, Trump ...    Full Story »

Spacewalking Astronauts Prep Station For New Parking Spot

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Spacewalking Astronauts Prep Station For New Parking SpotAstronauts ventured out on a spacewalk Friday to prep the International Space Station for a new parking spot. NASA's Shane Kimbrough and France's Thomas Pesquet emerged early from the orbiting complex, then went their separate ways to accomplish as much as possible 250 miles up. "We are ready to get to work," Mission Control informed them. Their main job involves disconnecting ...    Full Story »

THE ART OF THE DEAL - FAIL: Trump, GOP Leaders Pull Health Care Bill In Humiliating Loss (6 opinions)

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THE ART OF THE DEAL - FAIL: Trump, GOP Leaders Pull Health Care Bill In Humiliating LossIn a humiliating setback, President Donald Trump and GOP leaders pulled their "Obamacare" repeal bill off the House floor Friday after it became clear the measure would fail badly. It was a stunning defeat for the new president after he had demanded House Republicans vote on the legislation Friday, threatening to leave "Obamacare" in place and move on to other issues if the vote ...    Full Story »

British Airways Starts Scanning Faces To Enable Faster Boarding

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British Airways Starts Scanning Faces To Enable Faster BoardingBritish Airways is rolling out technology that will allow passengers to go through boarding gates at its main London Heathrow Airport hub using facial recognition. Biometric devices at the main security-screening area in Terminal 5 capture a traveler's features along with the boarding pass, and then a facial scan at the gate verifies the person's identity, allowing them to get on the ...    Full Story »

NYC Is Number One Tourist Destination In US, TripAdvisor Says

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NYC Is Number One Tourist Destination In US, TripAdvisor SaysIf you're being asked directions more than usual, it's because there are more tourists in the city than ever before. Data from tripadvisor.com shows New York is the number one tourist destination in the United States based on the quantity and quality of hotel reviews, restaurants and things to do in town, as well as the number of people searching and booking. The website says the ...    Full Story »

Chasdei Lev Looking For Volunteers On Sunday To Assist With Pesach Food Distribution In Brooklyn

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Chasdei Lev Looking For Volunteers On Sunday To Assist With Pesach Food Distribution In BrooklynChasdei Lev is looking for volunteers in Brooklyn to assist in their annual Pesach food distribution in Brooklyn. Volunteers are needed from 10:30 AM - 5:00PM at the Cyclones Stadium in Coney Island, 1904 Surf Ave. Hot meals will be served all day for volunteers. For more information, please call 718-831-2500 ext. 201. Chasdei Lev is an all volunteer organization started in ...    Full Story »

Trump Aide With Russia Ties Offers To Talk To House Panel

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Trump Aide With Russia Ties Offers To Talk To House PanelThe Republican chairman of the House intelligence committee says former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort has volunteered to speak with the panel as part of its ongoing investigation into Russia's alleged interference in the 2016 election. Rep. Devin Nunes of California told reporters that Manafort's counsel contacted the committee Thursday to offer lawmakers the opportunity to ...    Full Story »

Greenfield Invites Community Members To Decide How To Spend $1 Million In Community (1 opinions)

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Greenfield Invites Community Members To Decide How To Spend $1 Million In CommunityCouncilman David G. Greenfield is again inviting his constituents to vote in participatory budgeting next week. This is the sixth year that Greenfield has taken advantage of participatory budgeting, a unique democratic process in which community members get to choose how to spend $1 million of the New York City budget. Greenfield invites residents of his district in Boro Park, ...    Full Story »

New International Marriage Database - Or Forever Hold Your Peace (1 opinions)

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New International Marriage Database - Or Forever Hold Your PeaceIn a conference sponsored by the European Conference of Rabbis in Italy, Rabbi Hezekiah Samin, head of the Marriage Department of the Israeli Religious Services Ministry announced Tuesday that the Israeli rabbinate has already begun creating a database of all Jews around the world. The purpose of the database, according to Samin, is to enable Jewish marriage registrars to have ...    Full Story »

Prosecutor: Targeted Killing Of Black Man In NYC 'Most Likely An Act Of Terrorism'

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Prosecutor: Targeted Killing Of Black Man In NYC 'Most Likely An Act Of Terrorism'Prosecutors said the targeted murder of a black man by a self-proclaimed white supremacist in New York City was most likely an act of terrorism. James Harris Jackson, 28, of Baltimore, Maryland, appeared in a Manhattan courtroom for his arraignment Thursday. He was formally charged with second-degree murder, but Prosecutor Joan Iluzzi-Orbon said the charges are expected to be ...    Full Story »

This Monday, March 27, Nine Nationwide Centers For Jewish Youth At Risk Will Unite In The Second Annual Youth Giving Day

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This Monday, March 27, Nine Nationwide Centers For Jewish Youth At Risk Will Unite In The Second Annual Youth Giving Day[COMMUNICATED CONTENT] This Monday, March 27, nine nationwide centers for Jewish youth at risk will unite in the second annual Youth Giving Day. Today’s young men and women have unprecedented opportunities to actualize themselves, contribute to their communities, and impact the world. But with unprecedented opportunities come unprecedented challenges—and these organization are ...    Full Story »

Anti-Semitic Post Uploaded To Social Media Every 83 Seconds, World Jewish Congress Survey Finds

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Anti-Semitic Post Uploaded To Social Media Every 83 Seconds, World Jewish Congress Survey FindsThe World Jewish Congress has found that more than 382,000 anti-Semitic posts were uploaded to social media over the course of 2016 – an average of 43.6 posts per hour, or one post every 83 seconds. The WJC research, conducted by the Israeli monitoring firm Vigo Social Intelligence, also determined that an overwhelming 63 percent of all anti-Semitic content online can be found on ...    Full Story »

Senators Agree On Iran Sanctions Measure

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Senators Agree On Iran Sanctions MeasureAfter more than a year of wrangling, senators announced a bipartisan bill Thursday to impose mandatory sanctions on Iran over its spate of ballistic missile tests and support for a group that President Donald Trump may soon dub a terrorist organization. The measure from top Republicans and Democrats on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee comes despite Iranian Ayatollah Ali ...    Full Story »

Plans Moving Forward For The Chareidi Community Of Shafir

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Plans Moving Forward For The Chareidi Community Of ShafirHead of the Israel Government’s Housing Staff, Avigdor Yitzchaki explains the chareidi tzibur erred by deciding not to move into Kasif, which he feels would have been an ideal housing solution. Yitzchaki interviewed with Kikar Shabbos following a visit to the site of the newest planned chareidi community, Shafir, vising the site with Interior Minister Aryeh Deri and Deputy Minister ...    Full Story »

Manafort Volunteers To Testify Before House Intelligence Committee In Its Russia Probe

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Manafort Volunteers To Testify Before House Intelligence Committee In Its Russia ProbeHouse Intelligence Committee Chair Devin Nunes said that Paul Manafort, President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman, has volunteered to testify before his committee, which is investigating alleged ties between Trump campaign officials and Russia as well as the Kremlin's activities in the 2016 election. Nunes made the announcement on Friday morning, adding that the committee had ...    Full Story »
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Op-Ed: Cremation, Bris Milah and A Special Mishloach Manos (1 opinions)

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Op-Ed: Cremation, Bris Milah and A Special Mishloach ManosIt was a difficult week for me. I was confronted by major shei'los involving cremation, rachmana l'tzlan. Not just one cremation situation, but two such crises in the same week. Unfortunately, we’ve grappled with this before. Who would imagine that Jews would voluntarily choose such an ignoble and sacrilegious method to be reposed? Only seventy years ago, the Germans, yemach ...    Full Story »

Environmentalists Angered Over Request To Keep Ammonia In Banned Tank (1 opinions)

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Environmentalists Angered Over Request To Keep Ammonia In Banned Tank[caption id="attachment_1242633" align="alignleft" width="640"] מסוף האמוניה הארצי בחיפה[/caption] Haifa City Hall and environmentalist organizations are fuming over a request from Haifa Chemicals to amend the Haifa District Court ruling compelling the emptying of the city’s ammonia tank by April 1, 2017. Haifa Chemicals wants to leave 600 tons of ammonia in ...    Full Story »

Health Care Bill Clears Procedural Hurdle; Procedural Vote Was 230-194 (1 opinions)

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Health Care Bill Clears Procedural Hurdle; Procedural Vote Was 230-194Republicans have pushed the GOP health care overhaul past an initial procedural hurdle in the House. That moves the chamber toward a climactic final vote that's a big gamble for President Donald Trump and congressional leaders. Friday's procedural vote was 230-194. The early vote inserted changes into the measure that leaders hoped would win over unhappy Republicans. It would ...    Full Story »

House Intel Chair Apologizes For Briefing White House Before Ranking Member (1 opinions)

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House Intel Chair Apologizes For Briefing White House Before Ranking MemberChairman Devin Nunes, R-Calif., apologized to his full House Intelligence Committee today for failing to inform the committee's Democratic ranking member of his findings - that the intelligence community "incidentally collected" surveillance of Trump's transition team and possibly Trump himself - before he briefed the White House and held a press conference yesterday. "I am not ...    Full Story »

MK Maklev: How Are Private Mikvaos Less Expensive Than Government Ones? (2 opinions)

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MK Maklev: How Are Private Mikvaos Less Expensive Than Government Ones?MK (Yahadut Hatorah) Uri Maklev has turned to Minister of Religious Services David Azoulai questioning how private mikvaos in Israel are less expensive than state-run ones. Maklev calls on the minister to sharply reduce the fees for state-run mikvaos, explaining the tzibur cannot afford the price. He explains prices have increased signifyingly in this administration and there is no ...    Full Story »

Amtrak Train Bumps NJ Transit Train In Penn Station Causing Major Service Disruption

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Amtrak Train Bumps NJ Transit Train In Penn Station Causing Major Service DisruptionAn Amtrak train bound for Washington, D.C., bumped an NJ Transit train as it departed New York's Penn Station at the height of Friday's morning rush, breaking some windows and causing a minor derailment but no serious injuries, authorities said. NJ Transit said one of its trains on the Montclair/Boonton line was coming into the Manhattan transit hub shortly after 9 a.m. when the ...    Full Story »

Not A Scam: IRS To Begin Calling To Demand Payment

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Not A Scam: IRS To Begin Calling To Demand PaymentFor years the IRS has been telling people that, unlike fraudsters, they would never call you to demand payment. Now, that is now changing. The IRS will start using collection agencies to call people who owe back taxes. Some say that's a problem. "We have been stating for a long time saying the IRS does not call you to demand payment in any way shape or form, that's not what they ...    Full Story »

Authorities Files Terror Charges Against Antwerp Driver

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Authorities Files Terror Charges Against Antwerp DriverBelgian authorities have charged the Frenchman who drove his car at high speed through a busy shopping area in Antwerp with terror-related offenses. The Federal prosecutor's office said Friday that Mohamed R., 39, was charged with "attempted murder in a terror context," and infractions against the gun law. After driving through the busy Meir shopping road on Thursday, he was ...    Full Story »

Egypt's Mubarak Returns Home After Years-Long Detention

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Egypt's Mubarak Returns Home After Years-Long DetentionEgypt's former President Hosni Mubarak returned home on Friday, free following his release from custody after legal proceedings that took years since his 2011 ouster — years during which the country witnessed major upheavals and rights activists saw their hopes scuttled that the autocrat would face justice for the deaths of hundreds who defied his rule. Mubarak's release also ...    Full Story »

PHOTOS: Kosel Preparations Underway Before Pesach (1 opinions)

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PHOTOS: Kosel Preparations Underway Before Pesach[PHOTOS IN EXTENDED ARTICLE] Towards ensuring the safety of mispallalim and the integrity of the Kosel, as is the case before Pesach and Rosh Hashanah, work is ongoing at the Kosel ahead of Yomtov. Workmen are checking the integrity of the stones, a necessary step to avoid an unwanted situation chas v’sholom as from time to time, some of them have to be reinforced. In addition, ...    Full Story »

Trump Administration Approves Keystone XL Pipeline

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Trump Administration Approves Keystone XL PipelineThe Trump administration issued a permit Friday to build the Keystone XL pipeline, reversing the conclusion of the Obama administration and clearing the way for the $8 billion project to finally be completed. The decision caps a years-long fight between environmental groups and energy industry advocates over the pipeline's fate that became a proxy battle over global warming. It marks ...    Full Story »

London Attack Investigation: 2 More 'Significant' Arrests Made (1 opinions)

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London Attack Investigation: 2 More 'Significant' Arrests MadeKhalid Masood, who attacked Britain's Parliament, killing four people and wounding some 50, was born Adrian Russell Ajao, London's top counterterror officer said Friday. Mark Rowley revealed the name in a briefing outside Scotland Yard in which he also announced two more "significant" arrests had been made. That brings the total number of people in custody for the Wednesday attack to ...    Full Story »

Stiffer Fines For Vehicular And Bicycle Violations In Israel

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Stiffer Fines For Vehicular And Bicycle Violations In IsraelFines for a number of vehicular violations will increase significantly in Israel beginning on Friday, 26 Adar and a maximum fine for an offense classified as ‘life threatening’ can reach NIS 1,500. The new fines were approved by Transportation Minister Yisrael Katz. In some cases, one was summoned to a court appearance in the past but from now on, there will only be a stiff fine ...    Full Story »

Smotrich Defends Halacha - Bennet Defends The IDF (8 opinions)

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Smotrich Defends Halacha - Bennet Defends The IDFWith the current IDF Chief placing a high priority on integrating women into combat units, the military is becoming a more complex option for religious Jews wishing to serve. As Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman threatens to remove Yeshivat Bnei David’s certification as the premier mechina program, MK (Bayit Yehudi) Betzalel Smotrich publishes a column in the told the weekly ...    Full Story »

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