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The little-known American war photographer who was celebrated in Europe

29 May 2017

Stanley Greene was a war photographer, but his photographs were like poetry. He died this month, at the age of 68, after being treated for cancer. Greene, who was one of the few African-Americans photojournalists who worked internationally covering conflicts in Chechnya, Iraq, Afghanistan, Rwanda, and Serbia, often stayed longer, and got closer, than any [...]

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Donald Trump marks first Memorial Day as president with ceremony at Arlington

29 May 2017

President Trump marked his first Memorial Day as commander-in-chief Monday, placing a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery and later laying flowers at the grave of the son of Homeland Security Secretary John F. Kelly. Mr. Trump paid tribute to America’s fallen service members as “angels sent to us [...]

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An 8-foot Great White jumped into a boat, and an elderly Australian fisherman didn’t even blink

29 May 2017

Let’s all take a moment to appreciate 73-year-old Australian fisherman Terry Selwood’s reaction to a Great White shark hopping into his boat and staring him down for the perfection it is: “Well I’ll be buggered, there’s a shark in my boat.” Selwood’s experience was unlike any we’ve seen in recent memory, and to tell you [...]

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John McCain Says Putin is a Bigger Threat Than ISIS

29 May 2017

Senator John McCain said on Monday that Russian President Vladimir Putin is a bigger threat to global security than the Islamic State militant group (ISIS). Speaking in an interview with the Australian Broadcasting Corporation show “7:30,” McCain called Putin the “premier and most important threat, more so than ISIS.” While McCain said that “ISIS can [...]

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Prince William opens up about 20 long years processing his mother Diana’s death and how his own family now inspires him

29 May 2017

It’s taken two decades for Prince William to process his mother’s death, and now that he has, he is talking openly about Princess Diana and the effect her untimely death had on his life. He said he wishes she could have been around to meet Princess Kate and watch his two children grow up. Prince [...]

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Palestinians paid terrorists $1b in past 4 years, Knesset panel hears

29 May 2017

Day after reports of Trump shouting at Abbas about incitement, former top official dismisses PA claims that it is making ‘social welfare’ payments, saying they are presented as ‘salaries’ in Palestinian budget documents By Times of Israel staff Mahmoud Abbas celebrates the return of Palestinian prisoners as part of Israeli-Palestinian peace negotiations in August 2013 [...]

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Bridging denominations, this Jewish musician puts the ‘soul’ in music

29 May 2017

For over 25 years Sam Glaser has taken Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach’s lead and brought his heartfelt melodies to where the ‘yidden’ are By Lisa Klug LOS ANGELES, California — In a garage-turned-recording studio, Sam Glaser spends his days — and many nights — producing albums for himself and others. On the road, however, this married [...]

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Middle Schoolers Refuse Photo with Paul Ryan

29 May 2017

Paul Ryan has had his fair share of detractors, but the Republican this week found himself shunned by his toughest critics: middle schoolers. The speaker’s popularity among 13-year-olds hit an all-time low on Saturday, when students from South Orange Middle School in South Orange, New Jersey turned down a photo opportunity with Ryan. Around 100 [...]

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Trump Responds to Portland Stabbing Amid Outcry

29 May 2017

President Donald Trump acknowledged the deadly stabbing in Portland on Monday after journalists and the American public urged him to speak out about the incident. “The violent attacks in Portland on Friday are unacceptable. The victims were standing up to hate and intolerance. Our prayers are w/them,” Trump tweeted. However, he sent the message from [...]

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Japan condemns North Korean ballistic missile launch

29 May 2017

Seoul (dpa) – Japan’s top government spokesman condemned on Monday the launch of a North Korean ballistic missile that is believed to have been fired into Japan’s exclusive economic zone. The missile was launched from North Korea’s eastern coast early Monday morning, Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga told a press conference, adding that there were [...]

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Duchess Camilla is opening up about the intense scrutiny she faced after having an affair with Prince Charles

29 May 2017

Duchess Camilla is ready to put it all out there. In a new, candid interview with The Mail on Sunday’s You magazine, the wife of Prince Charles opened up about the scrutiny she faced following her highly publicized affair with her now husband while he was married to Princess Diana. She claimed that the media [...]

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Dems Call for Jared Kushner to Lose Security Clearance

29 May 2017

Democrats have called for Donald Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner to have his White House security clearance suspended after it emerged the FBI was looking into meetings he held with Russian officials. Kushner met with Russian ambassador Sergey Kislyak and banker Sergey Gorkov in 2016, The Washington Post reported, with Kushner reportedly suggesting in one such [...]

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The Booker-Kushner Link

29 May 2017

New Jersey Democratic Sen. Cory Booker — a potential 2020 White House contender and recipient of major campaign contributions from Jared Kushner and others in the Kushner family — declined to endorse his party’s call for the White House to revoke the security clearance of the president’s son-in-law. The Democratic National Committee has called for [...]

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Jewish trivia quiz: Shavuot & Dairy

29 May 2017

By Mark D. Zimmerman MELVILLE, New York — It is traditional to eat dairy products, such as cheesecake and blintzes, on Shavuot. Many reasons have been cited for this custom, including which of the following? A. In the Hebrew tradition of Gematria, where the numerical value of words is considered for interpretation, chalav, meaning milk, has a value [...]

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