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Malaysia: VX Nerve Agent Killed Outcast North Korean Scion

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Malaysia: VX Nerve Agent Killed Outcast North Korean ScionThe poison used to kill the estranged half brother of North Korea's leader at a crowded air terminal in Malaysia was the banned chemical weapon VX nerve agent, police said Friday. Eleven days after the deadly toxin was used, they said they would eliminate any possible remaining trace of it from the airport and other locations. The revelation that VX nerve agent, deadly even in minute ...    Full Story »

2.5 hours left.. And Then Every Erev Rosh Chodesh Until The Shidduch Comes - (free for this month)

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Malaysia: VX Nerve Agent Killed Outcast North Korean ScionEVERY SINGLE EREV ROSH CHODESH. UNTIL IT COMES TRUE…. Being continued due to large demand b"h: A new and exciting tefillah initiative has been launched recently by Yad L’Achim in Eretz Yisrael, the organization rescuing Jewish women & children trapped in Arab Villages. Thousands have already received their yeshua and found their zivug after submitting their names through Yad ...    Full Story »

My 7 Children Are Hungry on Shabbos

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WATCH: Trump At CPAC 'We Are Fighting Fake News'My name is Sharon Yemima. It is with great difficulty and shame that I must tell you my story -- the story of a very ill mother of 7 children, who is now also a beggar. Since being diagnosed with muscular dystrophy, I've been kept prisoner in my own home, unable to move on my own. The disease moves rapidly, painfully, and there is no cure. I am not able to leave my house. I am not ...    Full Story »

Districts with High Proportion of Non-Public School Students Shortchanged by NJ, Explains Agudath Israel Director At State Assembly Education Committee Hearing

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Districts with High Proportion of Non-Public School Students Shortchanged by NJ, Explains Agudath Israel Director At State Assembly Education Committee HearingRabbi Avi Schnall, director of Agudath Israel of New Jersey, was among several individuals who testified today at a New Jersey Assembly Education Committee hearing that addressed inequities in school funding formulas that have left many districts in the state facing staggering deficits. During the public school hearing held at the State House Annex in Trenton, Rabbi Schnall explained ...    Full Story »

'No Anonymous Sources' Trump Scolds

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'No Anonymous Sources' Trump ScoldsDonald Trump used his first presidential appearance before the nation's largest gathering of conservative activists on Friday to sharply escalate his criticisms of the news media and take direct aim at the use of anonymous sources. Reporters "shouldn't be allowed to use sources unless they use somebody's name," he declared, just hours after members of his own staff held a press briefing ...    Full Story »

Homeland Security Chief: No Use Of Military For Deportations (1 opinions)

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Homeland Security Chief: No Use Of Military For DeportationsSeeking to tamp down growing unease in Latin America, U.S. Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly pledged Thursday that America won't enlist its military to enforce immigration laws and that there will be "no mass deportations." Only hours earlier, President Donald Trump suggested the opposite. He told CEOs at the White House the deportation push was a "military operation." Kelly, ...    Full Story »

NYC Mayor DeBlasio Arrives for Long-Anticipated Meeting with U.S. Attorney's Office To Be Questioned In Corruption Probe

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NYC Mayor DeBlasio Arrives for Long-Anticipated Meeting with U.S. Attorney's Office To Be Questioned In Corruption ProbeMayor Bill de Blasio will be questioned voluntarily by federal prosecutors Friday in connection to fundraising activities for his campaign. An official familiar with the matter said that it is a voluntary interview. The mayor has had extensive preparation this week ahead of the meeting. Mayor de Blasio has not been subpoenaed. It is something of a tightrope walk for the mayor who ...    Full Story »

NYC: Dozens Of Metal Poles Fall Off Truck On BQE, Smash Cars Below

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NYC: Dozens Of Metal Poles Fall Off Truck On BQE, Smash Cars BelowDozens of metal poles got loose from a truck in New York City and rained onto cars, with one piercing a man's windshield. The Daily News says the scaffolding poles came off a flatbed truck Thursday night and fell from an elevated part of the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway onto vehicles below. Munther Abu-Hamea says the crashing poles sounded like bombs and one went through his ...    Full Story »

Fugitive Search At JFK Airport Sparks New Travel Ban Scare

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Fugitive Search At JFK Airport Sparks New Travel Ban ScareFederal border officials say they were looking for a fugitive, not doing a random immigration check, when they met a plane at New York City's Kennedy Airport and asked passengers for their IDs. U.S. Customs and Border Protection says in a statement that two of its officers met the Delta jet Wednesday evening after its flight from San Francisco in an attempt to find a specific person ...    Full Story »

Sentencing Of Man In 1979 Kidnapping Of NYC Boy Is Delayed

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Sentencing Of Man In 1979 Kidnapping Of NYC Boy Is DelayedA judge in New York has delayed the sentencing of a man convicted in a second trial of killing 6-year-old Etan Patz in 1979. Judge Maxwell Wiley ruled Thursday that next week's sentencing for Pedro Hernandez will be postponed. A new date wasn't yet set. Hernandez's attorney Harvey Fishbein requested the delay to investigate whether a juror may have known during proceedings that ...    Full Story »

District Court Rejects Plea Bargain Agreement With Former Chief Rabbi Metzger - Court Hands Down A Stricter Sentence

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District Court Rejects Plea Bargain Agreement With Former Chief Rabbi Metzger - Court Hands Down A Stricter SentenceJerusalem District Court Judge Moshe HaKohen has rejected the plea bargain agreement reached in the case of former Chief Rabbi Yona Metzger, handing down a stricter sentence. Justice HaKohen added ...    Full Story »

Trump Can Expect Receptive Crowd At Conservative Gathering

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Trump Can Expect Receptive Crowd At Conservative GatheringSix years ago, as the "money, money, money, money" chorus of his reality TV show's theme song blasted, Donald Trump stepped out before the nation's largest gathering of conservative activists for the first time. The crowd was less than adoring, occasionally laughing at and booing the longtime former Democrat. The intro music is more likely to be "Hail to the Chief" when he takes the ...    Full Story »

If This Woman Becomes President Of France, Jews Will be Banned From Wearing Yarmulkas (7 opinions)

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If This Woman Becomes President Of France, Jews Will be Banned From Wearing YarmulkasNo more Muslim women in the Metro wearing the latest in headscarf attire. No more young Jewish boys in kippas dashing into the bakery for the family's dinner baquette. Far-right leader Marine Le Pen's plan to ban religious symbols from French streets if elected president this spring would dramatically alter the country's urban landscape. Le Pen gave a real-life demonstration of ...    Full Story »

Official: Trump Adviser Asked FBI To Dispute Russia Reports (2 opinions)

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Official: Trump Adviser Asked FBI To Dispute Russia ReportsWhite House chief of staff Reince Priebus asked a top FBI official to dispute media reports that President Donald Trump's campaign advisers were frequently in touch with Russian intelligence agents during the election, a White House official said. The official said that Priebus' request came as the White House sought to discredit a New York Times report about the contacts last week. ...    Full Story »

Three Arrested On Suspicion Of Beating Arab Men In Jerusalem

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Three Arrested On Suspicion Of Beating Arab Men In JerusalemJerusalem police have arrested three men who were arraigned on Thursday 27 Shevat on suspicion of attacking two Arab males as they walked in the parking lot of the Malcha Mall shopping center. Police requested extending their remand. Police report that on 27 Teves at the end of a soccer match in nearby Teddy Stadium between Betar Jerusalem and Sakhnin, a number of youths came out of ...    Full Story »

Ex-Inmates Freed After 20 Years Sue Detectives, Prosecutors

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Ex-Inmates Freed After 20 Years Sue Detectives, ProsecutorsTwo Ohio men who spent 20 years in prison for a murder before their convictions were overturned are suing prosecutors and East Cleveland detectives. Cleveland.com reports 38-year-old Laurese Glover and 39-year-old Derrick Wheatt allege detectives manipulated a 14-year-old girl into identifying them as culprits in the 1995 shooting and withheld potentially exonerating information. The ...    Full Story »

PHOTOS: IDF Soldiers Operating In Yosh Arrest 13 Suspects

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PHOTOS: IDF Soldiers Operating In Yosh Arrest 13 Suspects[PHOTOS IN EXTENDED ARTICLE] IDF soldiers during the night of 27 Shevat (Wednesday to Thursday) continued counter-terrorism efforts throughout Yehuda and Shomron. A total of 13 suspects were taken into custody. Four arrests were made in the PA (Palestinian Authority) village of Abud in the Binyamin Regional Council; as well as four in Abu Dis (Etzion) and four in Kabatya (Menashe ...    Full Story »

INFLUENCE GAME: GM Bill Is Self-Driving And Self-Interested

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INFLUENCE GAME: GM Bill Is Self-Driving And Self-InterestedWith states seizing the initiative on shaping the future of self-driving cars, General Motors is trying to persuade legislators across the country to approve rules that would benefit the automaker while potentially keeping its competitors off the road. The carmaker denies trying to freeze out other brands, but legislators in four states say GM lobbyists asked them to sponsor bills ...    Full Story »

When Test-Driving A New Car, Take The Technology For A Spin (2 opinions)

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When Test-Driving A New Car, Take The Technology For A SpinCar shopping isn't just about kicking the tires anymore. It's also about testing the technology. The rapidly evolving in-car infotainment and navigation systems can be bewildering for all but the most tech-savvy car buyers. The average vehicle on U.S. roads is 11 years old; that means many people last went car shopping before iPhones were invented. Car buyers should make sure they ...    Full Story »

Justice Ginsburg Praises Media And The Role Of Free Press (2 opinions)

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Justice Ginsburg Praises Media And The Role Of Free PressSupreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is praising the media at a time when the Trump administration has accused reporters of being dishonest and delivering "fake news." Ginsburg told the BBC's "Newsnight" program in an interview Thursday that she reads The Washington Post and The New York Times every day, and that "reporters are trying to tell the public the truth." The ...    Full Story »

Former House Speaker Predicts 'Obamacare' Won't Be Repealed (7 opinions)

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Former House Speaker Predicts 'Obamacare' Won't Be RepealedFormer House Speaker John Boehner predicted on Thursday that a full repeal and replacement of "Obamacare" is "not going to happen." Boehner was forced out by conservatives in 2015. The Ohio Republican says he started laughing when he heard President Donald Trump and Republicans promise swift action on undoing and replacing the health law. He says: "Republicans never ever agree on ...    Full Story »

Mnuchin Says Goal Is To Pass Tax Reform By August

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Mnuchin Says Goal Is To Pass Tax Reform By AugustTreasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said Thursday the administration is committed to getting major tax reform legislation through Congress by August. He predicted that President Donald Trump's economic proposals will be able to boost growth significantly to annual rates above 3 percent. Mnuchin said that tax reform is the administration's top economic priority and the goal is to have a ...    Full Story »

Christie On The Radio? He Says He'll Consider His Options (3 opinions)

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Christie On The Radio? He Says He'll Consider His OptionsNew Jersey Gov. Chris Christie says he'll consider his options after he leaves office and hasn't declared himself a candidate to work at a sports radio station in New York. The Republican spoke by telephone on WFAN's "Boomer and Carton" program Thursday, one day after The Record newspaper reported the station's program director said he would consider Christie among "plenty of ...    Full Story »

US Average 30-Year Mortgage Rate Edges Up To 4.16 Percent

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US Average 30-Year Mortgage Rate Edges Up To 4.16 PercentLong-term U.S. mortgage rates rose slightly this week, continuing a holding pattern that has prevailed this month. Mortgage buyer Freddie Mac said Thursday that the rate on 30-year, fixed-rate loans edged up to 4.16 percent from 4.15 percent last week. The benchmark rate stood at 3.62 percent a year ago and averaged 3.65 percent through 2016, the lowest level in records dating to ...    Full Story »

Police Apprehend A Man Walking Around With A Large Knife In Bnei Brak (1 opinions)

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Police Apprehend A Man Walking Around With A Large Knife In Bnei BrakPolice on Wednesday 26 Shevat arrested a 51-year-old male who was threatening passers-by with a large knife in Bnei Brak. He got onto a bus and began shouting “Ala Akbar” and “Itbach el Yahud” (slaughter the Jew) and brandished the knife which he waved randomly. Police arrived and ordered the man off the bus. Police report the man is Jewish and the incident is not viewed as a ...    Full Story »
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95-Year-Old WWII Vet Gets Bronze Star, Other Overdue Medals

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95-Year-Old WWII Vet Gets Bronze Star, Other Overdue MedalsA 95-year-old World War II veteran in Ohio has received his combat medals that were mistakenly withheld. U.S. Rep. Bob Latta presented a Bronze Star, a Purple Heart and other decorations to Orval Mullen on Wednesday, his birthday, at an American Legion hall in Van Wert. Latta says Mullen earned the commendations for heroic actions in combat but never got them because of "a ...    Full Story »

PHOTOS: Modi'in Illit Cites For City Hall's Advancement In Providing Services

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PHOTOS: Modi'in Illit Cites For City Hall's Advancement In Providing Services[PHOTOS IN EXTENDED ARTICLE] Under the slogan “Turning technology to victory”, the city of Modi’in Illit was recognized by the Ministry of the Interior for its advancement in using technological innovation to improve municipal services for city residents. The ministry prize was given out of acknowledgment of creating a revolutionary service interfacing tremendous scope to ...    Full Story »

Nice Jewish Community To Receive Security Upgrade To Defend Against Terrorist Threats

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Nice Jewish Community To Receive Security Upgrade To Defend Against Terrorist ThreatsSix months after an ISIS terrorist plowed a truck into a Bastille Day crowd, killing 86 and wounding 434 people including five local Jews, the International Fellowship of Christians and Jews (The Fellowship) is teaming up with the World Jewish Congress (WJC) to help defend the Nice Jewish community against new threats, as part of The Fellowship's efforts to safeguard Jews ...    Full Story »

Some San Jose Residents Return To Waterlogged Homes

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Some San Jose Residents Return To Waterlogged HomesSome residents returned home to sort through waterlogged furniture, toys and clothing after being abruptly evacuated when a surging creek carrying engine fuel and sewage water inundated thousands of homes in San Jose. With water levels from Coyote Creek receding late Wednesday, officials said some of the 14,000 evacuated residents would be allowed to return home, although an ...    Full Story »

Mispallalim Visit Kever Yosef Ahead Of Rosh Chodesh Adar

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Mispallalim Visit Kever Yosef Ahead Of Rosh Chodesh AdarOver 1,200 mispallalim were on hand Wednesday night the eve of 28 Shevat visiting Kever Yosef in PA (Palestinian Authority) occupied Shechem. The visit was approved by security forces, who were on hand to protect the group. According to a Kol Berama Radio report, a number of Shechem residents were taken into custody after they were found in possession of firebombs and a pipe bomb ...    Full Story »

SpaceX Makes Good On Space Station Delivery A Little Late

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SpaceX Makes Good On Space Station Delivery A Little LateSpaceX made good on a 250-mile-high delivery at the International Space Station on Thursday, after fixing a navigation problem that held up the shipment a day. Everything went smoothly the second time around as the station astronauts captured the SpaceX Dragon cargo ship as the two craft sailed over Australia. On Wednesday, a GPS system error prevented the capsule from getting close ...    Full Story »

Four Justices Appointed To Israel's Courts (1 opinions)

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Four Justices Appointed To Israel's Courts  Many are smiling in Israel today as many are not, for the four new justices appointed to the Israeli court system are a far cry from the liberal left-wing justices which are all too often tapped for such slots. However, Justice Minister (Bayit Yehudi) Ayelet Shaked succeeded in introducing a shift in the face of the judicial political system as three of the four are viewed as ...    Full Story »

Israel: Exams Eliminated For Those Whose License Has Been Suspended

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Israel: Exams Eliminated For Those Whose License Has Been SuspendedThe Knesset Ombudsman Committee headed by MK Yisrael Eichler held a discussion on the regulation compelling one whose drivers license is suspended to pass a theory and practical exam. This applies to a driver whose license has been suspended for over two years. As a result of the committee’s discussion, Transportation Minister Yisrael Katz signed an order to cancel these requirements. ...    Full Story »

Conservative Activist O'Keefe Posts Tapes Targeting CNN (3 opinions)

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Conservative Activist O'Keefe Posts Tapes Targeting CNNConservative activist James O'Keefe has released what he says are 119 hours of raw audio secretly recorded inside CNN's Atlanta headquarters in 2009. The audio was recorded by what O'Keefe's website, Project Veritas, describes as an anonymous source identified only as "Miss X." O'Keefe says the tapes show that CNN did not include a particular poll in its reporting; however, it is ...    Full Story »

Israel Police Weapons Roundup In Battle Against Crime

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Israel Police Weapons Roundup In Battle Against Crime In its ongoing campaign to curtail violent crime in Israel, Israel Police continues efforts to locate and confiscate illegal weapons including in the Israeli Arab sector. The following weapons were confiscated in the Israeli Arab sector in the past two weeks. Tuba - pipe bomb, LAW rocket and a pistol Majdal Shams – two fragmentation grenades. Dir el-Assad – a stun ...    Full Story »

Powerball Jackpot-Top 10 Largest US Jackpots

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Powerball Jackpot-Top 10 Largest US JackpotsA winning ticket for Wednesday's estimated $435 million Powerball jackpot that was sold in Indiana would rank as the nation's 9th largest lottery payout. Here's a look at the 10 largest U.S. jackpots and the states where the winning tickets were sold: 1. $1.6 billion, Powerball, Jan. 13, 2016 (three tickets, from California, Florida, Tennessee) 2. $656 million, Mega Millions, ...    Full Story »

Protests Erupt After Off-Duty LA Officer Clashes With Teens (1 opinions)

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Protests Erupt After Off-Duty LA Officer Clashes With TeensDozens of people, including children, were arrested early Thursday after clashing with Southern California police outside a home where a Los Angeles policeman fired a single round during an off-duty tussle with a 13-year-old boy. Hundreds of people had gathered hours earlier after videos surfaced showing the incident between the officer, whose identity has not been released, and a ...    Full Story »

Kiryat Yovel Community Council Head Steps Down Under Mounting Pressure

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Kiryat Yovel Community Council Head Steps Down Under Mounting PressureA few days after senior Kiryat Yovel Community Council official Yechiel Levy spoke to Galei Tzahal (Army Radio) about ousting chareidim from his community, Mr. Levy has stepped down, resigning his senior post. Levy told Galei Tzahal his ...    Full Story »


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