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Forget Those Occasional Cigarettes: There Is No Safe Smoking Level

Forget Those Occasional Cigarettes: There Is No Safe Smoking Level
There's bad news for people who think it's safe to smoke a few cigarettes a day or even a week: They face a substantially higher risk of earlier death compared with people who don't smoke, according to a study published Monday. The National Cancer Institute study found that people who consistently smoked an average of less than one cigarette per day over their lifetimes had a 64 percent higher risk of earlier death. Those who smoked one to 10 cigarettes a day had an 87 percent greater ...
(Add your opinion  |   December 05 )

Pelosi Calls Carson 'Disturbingly Unqualified'

Pelosi Calls Carson 'Disturbingly Unqualified'
House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi is calling the decision to tap Ben Carson as head of Housing and Urban Development a "disconcerting and disturbingly unqualified choice." Pelosi says the country deserves someone with "relevant experience" to protect the rights of homeowners and renters. In her statement released Monday, she says "there is no evidence that Dr. Carson brings the necessary credentials to hold a position with such immense responsibilities and impact on families and ...
(Add your opinion  |   December 05 )

Less Than 24 Hours Left : Rav Edelstein Explains Why This Opportunity Won't Come For Another 28 Years

Less Than 24 Hours Left : Rav Edelstein Explains Why This Opportunity Won't Come For Another 28 Years
On the 9th of Kislev, something absolutely colossal will take place in this world, and the worlds above. For 9 minutes in the 9th hour of the 9th of Kislev of this year, there will be a rare window of opportunity for tefilah discussed by the gedolim & seforim with great enthusiasm. MaRan Sar HaTorah Rav Chaim Kanievsky, Rav Edelstein, and 30 other choshuve rabbanim will say a powerful tefilah for  a special group of baalei chesed-- those who give to the thousands of needy families ...
(6 opinions  |   December 05 )

SHOCKING: Husband Wasn’t Notified For Nearly 10 Hours After Wife Seriously Injured In Car Accident

SHOCKING: Husband Wasn’t Notified For Nearly 10 Hours After Wife Seriously Injured In Car Accident
The following is via TLS: Askonim in Lakewood and Brooklyn this morning are seeking answers after a woman was involved in a serious accident, but the husband was not notified until about 10 hours later, TLS has learned. The Frum woman, approximately 62 years old, was traveling from Brooklyn to New Jersey at about 10 AM for a meeting, but was involved in a serious accident on the New Jersey Turnpike. It reportedly took about 25 minutes for emergency crews to cut the woman out of her ...
(Add your opinion  |   December 01 )

White House gives Trump credit on Carrier deal

White House gives Trump credit on Carrier deal
The White House is praising President-elect Donald Trump's deal with Carrier Corp. to keep nearly 1,000 jobs in the United States, but is trying to play down the significance of the agreement. White House spokesman Josh Earnest says Trump "deserves credit" for brokering the deal, which the air conditioning company says will keep the jobs in Indiana instead of moving them to Mexico. But Earnest says Trump would have to be successful at repeating that feat 804 more times to meet President ...
(Add your opinion  |   November 30 )

With Much of Israel Left in Ashes, ZAKA Needs Your Help to Rebuild

With Much of Israel Left in Ashes, ZAKA Needs Your Help to Rebuild
Terrifying wildfires flamed through Israel this week, as a result of presumed terrorist arson attacks. Over 80,000 were evacuated, 180 were injured, and 560 homes were burnt as flames ripped through cities & towns. Hundreds of children have no homes to return to.  As always, ZAKA volunteers have been working tirelessly to save lives, and aid other emergency responders. These brave volunteers are often the first to arrive at the scene of attacks, as well as the last to leave after ...
(2 opinions  |   November 25 )

CNN and Jake Tapper Apologize For Banner Text Which Asked 'Are Jews People?'

CNN and Jake Tapper Apologize For Banner Text Which Asked 'Are Jews People?'
CNN and host Jake Tapper have both apologized for an on-screen banner that Tapper said was "unacceptable" and "horrified" him when it appeared during his show on Monday. The vacationing Tapper quickly responded to outraged viewer comments with several Twitter posts explaining that, despite his absence, he was "furious" and his "staff has heard from me." During a segment on President-elect Donald Trump's transition, CNN's Jim Sciutto spoke with two media correspondents about alt-right ...
(10 opinions  |   November 22 )

Stand Up to Russia, Obama Advises Trump

Stand Up to Russia, Obama Advises Trump
Offering some pointed foreign policy advice to his successor, President Barack Obama expressed hope Thursday that President-elect Donald Trump would stand up to Russia when it deviates from U.S. "values and international norms." Obama, in a joint news conference with German Chancellor Angela Merkel during his final presidential visit to Germany, said that while he does not expect Trump to "follow exactly our blueprint or our approach" he is hopeful that Trump will pursue constructive ...
(Add your opinion  |   November 17 )

Clinton Tells Supporters To Greet Trump With 'Open Mind'

Clinton Tells Supporters To Greet Trump With 'Open Mind'
[VIDEO IN EXTENDED ARTICLE] Hillary Clinton told supporters Wednesday that they owed Donald Trump "an open mind and a chance to lead." Addressing stricken staff and voters at a New York City hotel, Clinton urged acceptance of Trump's stunning win after a campaign that appeared poised until Election Day to make her the first woman elected U.S. president. Clinton said she had offered to work with Trump on behalf of a country that she acknowledged "more deeply divided than we ...
(Add your opinion  |   November 09 )