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Congress backs one more week of government spending, averts shutdown

28 April 2017

WASHINGTON — Congress averted a partial government shutdown Friday, approving a one-week spending measure to keep agencies and services running while lawmakers negotiate a longer-term spending deal. The Senate approved the one-week continuing resolution by voice vote after the House of Representatives passed the stopgap bill by 382-30. The votes kick a potential funding crisis [...]

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‘Anti-Semitic’ New York candidate scams opponents — report

28 April 2017

Thomas Lopez-Pierre, running on platform against ‘greedy Jewish landlords,’ sets up crowdfunding campaign against himself By Times of Israel staff Thomas Lopez-Pierre, a candidate for council in upper Manhattan, New York, speaks against ‘greedy Jewish landlords’ on March 29, 2017. (Screen capture: YouTube) A controversial candidate for New York City Council, who is running on [...]

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How Ellen DeGeneres’ Coming Out Changed My Life

28 April 2017

I’m a writer. I’m a comic. I’m a Jew. I’m a Midwesterner. And I’m gay. The latter of which I’m only able to openly be, and include into my work in an honest way, because of Ellen DeGeneres. I was 14 when Ellen DeGeneres and her character Ellen Morgan from Ellen simultaneously came out as [...]

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Israel envoy speaks at London university, over pro-Palestinian protests

28 April 2017

Israel’s ambassador to the UK braved vocal demonstrations at a top London University to speak to students By Emma Yeomans Israeli and Palestinian protestors outside the building in which the event took place Israeli ambassador Mark Regev told demonstrators “israel is not going anywhere” as he became the first diplomat from the country to speak [...]

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Le Pen party loses interim chief in Holocaust denial row

28 April 2017

Paris (dpa) – French presidential candidate Marine Le Pen got an unwelcome reminder of her National Front party’s extreme-right origins when its interim leader quit on Friday in a row over alleged comments approving a notorious Holocaust denier. Jean-Francois Jalkh had been due to take over from Le Pen after the latter announced on Monday [...]

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ASEAN: N Korea must comply with UN resolutions on nuclear programme

28 April 2017

Manila (dpa) – South-East Asian nations on Friday urged North Korea to comply with UN resolutions and international laws in a bid to ease escalating tensions in the Korean peninsula. The Association of South-East Asian Nations (ASEAN) expressed “grave concern” over the recent developments on the peninsula, including two nuclear tests in 2016 and recent [...]

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Spouses run together for presidency

28 April 2017

Presidential candidates’ spouses are as busy as the contenders ahead of the May 9 election, meeting voters to highlight their partners’ strengths and make up for their weaknesses. Kim Jung-sook, wife of Moon Jae-in of the Democratic Party of Korea (DPK), has been serving as the frontrunner’s “special envoy to the Honam area.” Since last [...]

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Shooting suspect charged in slaying of judge, wounding of judge’s girlfriend

28 April 2017

CHICAGO — A man with a long prison stint in his background for attempted murder fatally shot a Cook County judge and wounded his girlfriend outside the judge’s residence earlier this month, Chicago police said Thursday in announcing the first-degree murder charges. At a news conference Thursday evening at police headquarters, Cmdr. Rodney Blisset, who [...]

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Israel said pushing for massive East Jerusalem expansion as Trump visits

28 April 2017

Announcement of scheme for 25,000 units across city, including new neighborhoods put on ice by international pressure, may come on Jerusalem Day By Times of Israel staff Construction of new apartment buildings is underway in the Har Homa settlement in East Jerusalem, seen on October 28, 2014. (Hadas Parush/Flash90) The Housing Ministry is reportedly pushing [...]

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The 24 National Monuments Threatened by Trump’s Order

27 April 2017

President Donald Trump may not have many legislative accomplishments under his belt after nearly 100 days in the Oval Office, but his often-disputed series of executive orders stands to fundamentally transform the domestic policies of the United States—and its landscape—for years to come. His latest executive order throws the country’s largest national monuments into a [...]

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In Orlando, Fla., Michelle Obama talks about goals, avoids Trump

27 April 2017

ORLANDO, Fla. — Former first lady Michelle Obama made no mention of the man who replaced her husband as president during her first post-White House speaking engagement Thursday in Orlando and appeared to rule out seeking office in the future. “It’s all well and good until you start running, and then the knives come out,” [...]

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Macron takes on Le Pen at Whirlpool tumble dryer plant, wins spin cycle

27 April 2017

After a slow start, particularly for centrist political neophyte Emmanuel Macron, France’s finalist duel for the presidency began in earnest Wednesday on a tumble dryer factory’s parking lot in Amiens, northern France. There, outside the troubled Whirlpool plant in France’s northern industrial belt, National Front candidate Marine Le Pen looked to school her rival – [...]

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Hezbollah: Israeli strike likely cause of Damascus explosion

27 April 2017

Damascus (dpa) – Heavy explosions heard early Thursday on the outskirts of Damascus International Airport were likely an Israeli airstrike, according to Hezbollah’s flagship media outlet. Large plumes of black smoke were seen rising from the facility, the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said. Videos uploaded to social media showed similar scenes. Israeli Intelligence [...]

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Trump gives ‘dirty war’ records to Argentina’s leader

27 April 2017

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump on Thursday handed over to Argentine President Mauricio Macri a trove of declassified documents from the South American nation’s military-led “dirty war.” The documents contain hundreds of pages of presidential notes, CIA memos, FBI reports and other records that in many cases chronicle human rights atrocities committed by Argentine military [...]

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