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Trump Vows to Win in Afghanistan, Won’t Reveal Numbers

21 August 2017

President Donald Trump has announced a new strategy in the war in Afghanistan, one that focuses on ending the U.S.’s costly nearly 16-year struggle to quell an Islamist insurgency there by eradicating militants and engaging regional powers, but does not commit to long-term nation-building goals. In a highly anticipated televised address, Trump told troops Monday [...]

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Should you stay together for the kids?

21 August 2017

SAN DIEGO, August 21, 2017 – When a couple is weighing the difficult decision to get divorced, the issue usually causing the most concern is how the breakup of their marriage might affect their children. A new study by scientists at two universities in Spain looked at the effects of divorce on the physical and [...]

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Secret Service runs short of money to pay agents protecting Trump and his circle

21 August 2017

WASHINGTON — The Secret Service is close to its annual caps for salary and overtime pay for more than 1,000 agents, partly because of President Donald Trump’s large family, multiple properties and frequent travel, according to a report Monday in USA Today. The Secret Service director, Randolph “Tex” Alles, told the newspaper that he is [...]

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Your best photos of the 2017 total solar eclipse

21 August 2017

There goes the sun, doo doo doo doo. A partial solar eclipse from New York City View of a partial solar eclipse from a rooftop in New York City. Glenn Orzepowski Americans from coast to coast were psyched for August 21, 2017—and for good reason. This afternoon, the moon passed in front of the sun, [...]

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Former Michael Jackson lawyer to defend Cosby

21 August 2017

The onetime attorney of late pop icon Michael Jackson will now defend disgraced television icon Bill Cosby in his upcoming re-trial for sexual assault, the actor’s spokesman said Monday. After Brian McMonagle quit earlier this month, his California-based co-counsel Angela Agrusa also filed a motion asking to be taking off the trial. The pair helped [...]

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Trump Looked at the Eclipse Without Glasses

21 August 2017

President Donald Trump enjoyed the eclipse Monday like millions of Americans. But unlike millions of Americans, he went against the much-repeated and often-emphasized advice of NASA, ophthalmologists and moms everywhere and looked at the sun without glasses. Ben Jacobs, a reporter for The Guardian, wrote in a White House pool report that at about 2:39 [...]

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University of Texas removes Confederate statues

21 August 2017

AUSTIN, Texas — University of Texas President Gregory L. Fenves abruptly announced late Sunday that four statues of people with Confederate ties would be removed immediately from the school’s South Mall. The bronze likenesses of Confederate Gens. Robert E. Lee and Albert Sidney Johnston and Confederate Postmaster John H. Reagan will be relocated to the [...]

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Christopher Columbus monument in Baltimore smashed to combat ‘white supremacy’

21 August 2017

A monument to Christopher Columbus that was over 200 years old was smashed with a sledgehammer Monday morning to combat a “culture of white supremacy.” A YouTube channel titled “Popular Resistance” posted footage of men in hoodies destroying a monument to Columbus and his famous voyage in 1492. The individuals carried signs that read “Racism: [...]

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JNF holds a pre- inauguration for Lizerbram

21 August 2017

By Donald H. Harrison SAN DIEGO—An outdoor party at the Hilton Bayfront Hotel on Monday night celebrated San Diegan Sol Lizerbram’s approaching inauguration in November as national president of Jewish National Fund.  The organization, noted Russell Robinson, its executive director, is 115 years old and going strong.  In fact, it is in the middle of [...]

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Surprise klezmer music in a French church

21 August 2017

By Dorothea Shefer-Vanson DOMEYROT, France –Spending part of the summer in central France has constituted our annual vacation for several years now. We enjoy the peaceful atmosphere, the beautiful scenery, and the cooler weather. If there are any musical events we are happy to attend them, but they are not the main reason for our [...]

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Former Jerusalem police commander tells of hard decisions involving suicide bombings

21 August 2017

  By Donald H. Harrison SAN DIEGO — Members of local law enforcement, always concerned about the possibility of terrorism, are meeting on Tuesday with Israeli experts on the subject at a one-day conference sponsored jointly by the San Diego Sheriff’s Department and the Jewish Institute for National Security of America (JINSA). One of the [...]

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Humoring the headlines: August 21, 2017

21 August 2017

By Laurie Baron SAN DIEGO−Trump Tweets that General Kelly deleted before they were sent. * I heeded great advice from my amazing generals to dispatch more troops to Afghanistan.  Vlad also assured me that it worked wonders for Russia when it was fighting there.  He never deceives me.  BFF! * Best solar eclipse the world [...]

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What does Jewish tradition say about eclipses?

21 August 2017

By Rabbi Michael Leo Samuel CHULA VISTA, California — This past week, some of my congregants asked me: What does Jewish tradition have to say about solar eclipses? Like many ancient peoples, the Jews did not develop a scientific understanding of eclipses until much later in its history. Before we examine what exactly Jewish tradition [...]

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Jewish trivia quiz: Solar eclipses

21 August 2017

By Mark D. Zimmerman MELVILLE, New York — Some rabbinic sages say that solar eclipses are bad for gentiles, while lunar eclipses are bad for Jews (based on the idea that gentiles follow a solar calendar, while Jews follow a lunar calendar). In the Gemara Sukkah 29a, it says “When the sun is eclipsed it is [...]

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