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Sara Jacobs to seek Darrell Issa’s congressional seat

17 November 2017

From Times of San Diego DEL MAR, California — Del Mar native and Obama-era State Department official Sara Jacobs announced Thursday that she is running as a Democrat to unseat Republican Rep. Darrell Issa in the 2018 election. Jacobs, a granddaughter of Qualcomm founder Irwin Jacobs, is the fourth Democrat to announce a candidacy for Congress in California’s 49th District, [...]

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Yiddish Book Center seeks applicants for three programs

17 November 2017

AMHERST, Massachusetts (Press Release) – The Yiddish Book Center in Amherst, Massachusetts, is now accepting applicants for three programs for recent graduates, college students, and high school students: the 2018 Steiner Summer Yiddish Program, the 2018–19 Yiddish Book Center Fellowship Program, and the 2018 Great Jewish Books Summer Program. The Yiddish Book Center Graduate Fellowship [...]

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Israel ‘willing to share’ Iran intelligence with Saudi

16 November 2017

A prominent Saudi website has published an unprecedented interview with Israel’s army chief of staff, signalling closer cooperation between the two countries against regional rival, Iran. In an interview published by Elaph on Thursday, Lieutenant-General Gadi Eisenkot said that Israel is ready to share intelligence information to face the “threat” posed by Tehran. Israel’s military [...]

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Humoring the headlines: November 16, 2017

16 November 2017

By Laurie Baron SAN DIEGO−Advisors to President Trump have come up with a way that the President can disavow Judge Roy Moore without implicating himself in similar scandals.  He’ll condemn pedophilia as long as it didn’t happen during a Miss Teen USA pageant. * Many evangelical pastors defended Judge Moore believing his denial of multiple [...]

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With Jewish jab at left, Gabbay may be signaling he hasn’t forgotten Shas

16 November 2017

By Marissa Newman When new Labor chairman Avi Gabbay opined earlier this week that Israel’s Left “ forgot what it means to be Jewish,” echoing Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s infamous hot mic comment two decades ago, jaws dropped among dovish pundits and supporters of the center-left party. “In ’99 Netanyahu was caught on camera saying [...]

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US official: Crown Prince Salman ‘behaving recklessly’

16 November 2017

US officials have expressed “growing alarm” at the moves made recently by Saudi Arabia’s crown prince saying they could “damage US interests”, the New York Times reported. US diplomats along with officials from the Pentagon and Central Intelligence Agency say Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman “is behaving recklessly without sufficient consideration to the likely consequences [...]

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Does Jeff Sessions Have a Problem With Black People?

16 November 2017

An exchange between a congresswoman and Attorney General Jeff Sesssions, which has gone viral in the 24 hours since a key Judiciary Committee hearing, shows that the Justice Department head is committed to targeting black activists while ignoring the danger posed by white supremacists, advocates said. At the hearing on Tuesday, Representative Karen Bass asked [...]

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Charles Manson hospitalized in Bakersfield; prison officials say he’s still alive

16 November 2017

Authorities confirmed Wednesday that mass murderer Charles Manson is back in a Bakersfield, Calif., hospital, though the severity of his condition is unclear. Kern County Sheriff’s Lt. Bill Smallwood confirmed that Manson is at a local hospital but could not say more. Vicky Waters, a spokeswoman for the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, declined [...]

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Sylvester Stallone accused of shockingly graphic acts against a 16-year-old in newly uncovered police reports

16 November 2017

88th Annual Academy Awards Nominee Luncheon – Arrivals Sylvester Stallone was accused of sexually assaulting a 16-year-old girl in the 1980s, according to a shocking police report obtained by the Daily Mail. Retired Las Vegas police department detective sergeant John Samolovitch confirmed to the outlet that the facts alleging that the veteran actor “intimidated” the [...]

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Clinton Says Trump is Acting Like a Dictator

16 November 2017

Hillary Clinton says that if President Donald Trump’s threats to prosecute her over the Uranium One deal are fulfilled it will signal America’s slide into authoritarianism. “I regret deeply that this appears to be the politicization of the Justice Department and our justice system,” Clinton told Mother Jones during an interview Wednesday. “Taking myself out [...]

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Baltimore police detective dies day after shooting; department seeks killer

16 November 2017

BALTIMORE — The Baltimore homicide detective who was shot in the head Wednesday has died, police said. Police on Thursday identified the officer as Detective Sean Suiter, an 18-year veteran of the city police force and a husband and father of two. In an email to the department, Police Commissioner Kevin Davis said Suiter died [...]

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After coup, will Zimbabwe see democracy or dictatorship?

16 November 2017

By Steven Feldstein, Frank and Bethine Church Chair of Public Affairs & Associate Professor, School of Public Service, Boise State University. For decades, Robert Mugabe ruled Zimbabwe in a ruthless, even reckless manner. Over nearly 40 years, he turned the “jewel of Africa” into an economic basket case that’s seen inflation of up to 800 [...]

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‘Veep’ production postponed during Julia Louis-Dreyfus’ cancer treatment

16 November 2017

LOS ANGELES — Production on the seventh and final season of HBO’s “Veep” has been postponed while its star, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, undergoes treatment for breast cancer. “We’re obviously postponing production of the show. We were supposed to have started now, while she’s in treatment,” journalist Frank Rich, who is an executive producer on the Emmy-winning [...]

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Swedish parliament speaker: We seek better ties with Israel

16 November 2017

By Raphael Ahren Sweden is eagerly seeking to improve the currently less-than-stellar relations between Stockholm and Jerusalem, the speaker of the country’s parliament said this week during a three-day trip to the region. “The purpose of my visit is to show that there’s a big interest in the Swedish side to have a good relationship [...]

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