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The Rubio Economy: 'The Old Ways No Longer Work'

The Rubio Economy: 'The Old Ways No Longer Work'
With an eye on the future, Florida Sen. Marco Rubio is laying out his plans for an "innovative economy" and "revolutionized higher education system" in his first major domestic policy speech as a presidential candidate. The Republican White House hopeful will outline his policies at a Tuesday morning speech in Chicago before an extended campaign swing through Iowa. "We need a new president for a new age — one with original ideas to unlock the two great doors to the future: the doors of ...
(1 opinions  |   July 07 )

Opposition Leader: Cancellation of Giyur is a Declaration of War on the Future of Jewry

Opposition Leader: Cancellation of Giyur is a Declaration of War on the Future of Jewry
The cabinet decision on Sunday 18 Tammuz decided to dissolve the giyur reforms set into place in the previous administration. Opposition leader MK Yitzchak Herzog is among the critics of that decision, warning “The decision is a declaration of war on the future of Jewry in Israel”. On Sunday the cabinet eliminated the giyur reforms that were voted into law by the 19th Knesset based on the bill from former MK Elazar Stern. The previous administration voted to liberalize state religious ...
(2 opinions  |   July 07 )

6 HSBC Bank Employees Fired For Staging Mock ISIS Slaying Video

6 HSBC Bank Employees Fired For Staging Mock ISIS Slaying Video
HSBC has fired six employees who staged a mock Islamic State group-style killing during a team-building exercise. The Sun newspaper reported Tuesday the footage posted online showed five workers wearing overalls and balaclavas laughing as a South Asian colleague wearing an orange jumpsuit knelt at their feet. One held a coat hanger as a pretend knife while another held the kneeling man by the shoulders. One employee then yells "Allahu Akbar!" — Arabic for "God is great" — a phrase ...
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Maran HaRav Shteinman Prohibits Visiting Water Parks

Maran HaRav Shteinman Prohibits Visiting Water Parks
Maran HaGaon HaRav Aaron Yehuda Leib Shteinman Shlita is calling on the tzibur to avoid trips to water parks. The Gadol Hador was asked about an outing for girls to a water park, responding they should not go. I am afraid of water” the rav is quoted saying. The announced ruling of Rav Shteinman follows the directive from Rabbi Lazerson and Chinuch Atzmai, which has sent a letter to its mosdos prohibiting school and camp trips to water parks and pools as was reported by YWN-ISRAEL. An ...
(9 opinions  |   July 07 )

F-16 Jet, Small Plane Collide Midair Over South Carolina

 F-16 Jet, Small Plane Collide Midair Over South Carolina
An F-16 fighter jet and a small plane collided in midair Tuesday over South Carolina, raining down plane parts and debris. The Federal Aviation Administration said in a statement that the fighter jet collided with a Cessna C150 around 11 a.m. The collision happened about 11 miles (17 kilometers) north of Charleston. No other details were immediately available. It was not immediately known how many people were on the planes and whether anyone survived. It was not known if anyone was hurt ...
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Britons Mark 10th Anniversary Of London Transit Terror Attacks

Britons Mark 10th Anniversary Of London Transit Terror Attacks
Britons paused in silence and walked in solidarity Tuesday to mark the 10th anniversary of suicide bomb attacks on London's transit system. Four British men inspired by al-Qaida blew themselves up on three London subway trains and a bus during the morning rush hour on July 7, 2005, killing 52 commuters and injuring more than 700. The memory of that morning remains raw in this country of 64 million. Solemn ceremonies were held throughout the capital, starting at the memorial in London's ...
(2 opinions  |   July 07 )

Religious Services Minister: I Don't View Reform Jews as Being Jewish

Religious Services Minister: I Don't View Reform Jews as Being Jewish
Minister of Religious Services (Shas) David Azoulai told Galei Tzahal (Army Radio) on Tuesday, 20 Tammuz that in his eyes, members of the Reform Movement are not Jews. Azoulai explained these people do not follow Yiddishkheit and therefore he does not view them as being Jewish. He admits that while he would like to see people return to Judaism, most Reform Jews living in the Diaspora erred as they “made a wrong turn”, comparing them to tenokos shel beis raban. He stressed there are ...
(10 opinions  |   July 07 )

NYPD: Small Drop in Traffic Deaths This Year

NYPD: Small Drop in Traffic Deaths This Year
Mayor Bill de Blasio says he wants to eliminate traffic deaths, and police statistics show there have been slightly fewer this year. The NYPD says as of Sunday, 111 people died because of motor vehicle accidents in the city this year. That's compared to 117 at the same time last year, a drop of 5 percent. Last year, the city passed a series of laws as part of the mayor's Vision Zero program, including lowering the speed limit to 25 mph. (Source: NY1)
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Lakewood: Brand New Duplex, Next To BMG Ready To Move In Now - Just One Left

Lakewood: Brand New Duplex, Next To BMG Ready To Move In Now - Just One Left
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SpaceX Close To Figuring Out Rocket Failure During Launch

SpaceX Close To Figuring Out Rocket Failure During Launch
SpaceX says it is still trying to figuring out what caused its rocket to break apart during liftoff nine days ago, but it's getting close. The unmanned Falcon 9 rocket had just lifted off from Cape Canaveral, Florida, on June 28, carrying cargo for the International Space Station, when the accident occurred. Speaking Tuesday at a conference in Boston, SpaceX founder and chief executive Elon Musk said the trouble appeared to be in the upper stage, with an overpressurization of the liquid ...
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Lapid Launches his Campaign to Become PM: If Iranian Deal is Signed, Netanyahu Must Step Down

Lapid Launches his Campaign to Become PM: If Iranian Deal is Signed, Netanyahu Must Step Down
[VIDEO IN EXTENDED ARTICLE] MK (Yesh Atid) in his press event announced if an agreement is signed with Iran, the bad agreement that Israel has been protesting, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu must resign. He was in three elections with a promise that he and he along can prevent the deal with the Iranians and therefore, if he fails, then he must accept the consequences. In another interview with the press, Lapid told VoiceofIsrael.com that he is planning to run for the premiership in ...
(2 opinions  |   July 07 )

WATCH: Raw Footage from Helmet Cam of Fallen IDF Soldier While Battling in Rafiach During Operation Protective Edge

WATCH: Raw Footage from Helmet Cam of Fallen IDF Soldier While Battling in Rafiach During Operation Protective Edge
Marking one year since the counter-terrorism operation against Hamas in Gaza during the summer of 2014, the IDF Spokesman’s Office has released camera and audio footage to the tzibur. The video was a “Go Pro” camera mounted to the helmet of Major Binayahu Sarel HY”D,  who fell in the operation. The audio is from the Givati Brigade soldiers operating in Rafiach. It is pointed out the audio is an extract from conversations recorded. This is from the battle in which Lt. Hadar ...
(2 opinions  |   July 07 )

NYPD Seeks Man Who Threw Firework Into NYPD Cruiser

NYPD Seeks Man Who Threw Firework Into NYPD Cruiser
Police are searching for a man who they say threw a firework inside an unattended NYPD police cruiser in Brooklyn. It happened just before 3:30 a.m. Sunday. Police say the suspect threw a consumer-grade aerial shell firework inside the cruiser. The interior of the car caught fire, causing damage to the seats and center console. The suspect is described as a black male with a thin build and a short haircut. He was last seen wearing a white T-shirt and dark-colored pants. (AP)
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Prosecutors Seek 3 And 1/2 years In Prison For Ex-Auschwitz Guard

Prosecutors Seek 3 And 1/2 years In Prison For Ex-Auschwitz Guard
German prosecutors on Tuesday sought a 3½-year prison sentence for a 94-year-old former SS sergeant who served at the Auschwitz death camp in Nazi-occupied Poland, saying his role there made him an accessory to murder. Oskar Groening has admitted guarding prisoners' baggage after they were unloaded from cattle cars onto the camp's ramps, and collecting and counting money stolen from the new arrivals and sending it to Berlin. Prosecutors told the Lueneburg state court in their closing ...
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Has an End Come to Excel?

Has an End Come to Excel?
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