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Police kill parent who held teacher hostage at elementary school, ending tense standoff

LOS ANGELES — SWAT officers on Tuesday evening swarmed a Riverside elementary school classroom and shot a parent who had taken a teacher hostage, ending an hourslong standoff. The parent, identified as Luvelle Kennon, 27, of Riverside died later at a hospital, said Riverside police Officer Ryan Railsback. The teacher, Linda Montgomery, sustained some scrapes […]

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Leading Arab Israeli researcher of the Holocaust says it’s ‘in my DNA’

By Dov Lieber It took Asfahan Bahloul, a leading Arab Israeli researcher of the Holocaust, quite some time to formulate how she feels when she sees Israeli jets soaring over Auschwitz. She had to think about it for weeks. And then a few more days. She finally sent her answer by email, to which this […]

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Students demand ouster of prof for ‘vile’ anti-Semitism

Rutgers condemns hate, launches inquiry of two faculty members An anti-Semitic cartoon taken from the Facebook page of Prof. Michael Chikindas. Image courtesy JTA Scarlet Knights for Israel president Miriam Waghalter said it was urgent for Rutgers to suspend Chikindas. Rutgers Prof. Michael Chikindas is under fire after anti-Semitic posts made on Facebook went viral. […]

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The ‘Good Doctor’ and autism: Does ABC get it right?

Hollywood has apparently discovered that a growing segment of the population is on the autism spectrum. The 2017 “Power Rangers” movie and new Netflix series “Atypical,” for instance, have main characters with autism. Perhaps the most high-profile offering is ABC’s new show “The Good Doctor.” The drama stars Freddie Highmore as Dr. Shaun Murphy, a […]

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FDA warning: Black licorice could land you in the hospital

If you end up with a stash of black licorice after Halloween, the Food and Drug Administration is warning you to only eat it in moderation. It’s possible to overdose on the old-fashioned favorite, the FDA warns on its website. Don’t get tricked into eating too much black licorice! RELATED: Why do so many Americans […]

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A strange object from outside our solar system just zoomed past the sun

The traveller (maybe from another star) didn’t stay long and it’s moving away fast This gif shows the unique path of the strange object that zoomed through our solar system over the past few months. NASA/JPL-Caltech Travelling between the stars has been a dream of humanity for generations. But while our species might not be […]

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Indian doctors separate twins joined at the head

Doctors in India have successfully separated conjoined twin boys who were attached at the skull in a marathon surgical procedure that lasted more than 36 hours and involved 40 doctors. The two-year-old twins, who suffered a rare condition occurring once in about 2.5 million births, underwent the operation at a government-run hospital in New Delhi […]

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OpEd: No room for reasonable discourse on college campuses

On Tuesday, Arizona Sen. Jeff Flake became the latest Republican to denounce President Trump. Flake blasted Trump’s “reckless, outrageous, and undignified” behavior, echoing recent statements by Tennessee Sen. Bob Corker and former President George W. Bush. Under Trump, Flake argued, American politics has become a nonstop slugfest of invective and falsehood. “We must never regard […]

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Berkeley student newspaper apologizes for Alan Dershowitz cartoon decried as anti-Semitic

The University of California Berkeley student newspaper has apologized for an editorial cartoon of Harvard Law School professor Alan Dershowitz that had been denounced as anti-Semitic. “We have seen with sharp clarity the pain and anger caused by an editorial cartoon that ran online in our opinion section on Oct. 18, and we apologize for […]

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Another Canadian university rejects BDS

The University of Winnipeg Students” Association (UWSA) on Wednesday voted against a motion in favor of adopting the anti-Israel Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement. Anti-Israel activists were unable to persuade a critical mass of University of Winnipeg students to support this initiative, thanks to students who organized the campaign opposing it. The move was […]

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IDF reservists tell of their outreach to Arabs, Jews

  By Donald H. Harrison SAN DIEGO –Of course, Israeli Reserve soldiers Ilan and Iyyar can talk about war.  Israelis grow up with the threat of it.  After high school, young men and women alike are conscripted into the Army, where they learn how to defend their country against external threats.  Iyyar, in fact, has […]

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Paramedics interrupt their lecture to save a life

By Jonathan Chiche NETANYA, Israel  — I am a United Hatzalah volunteer EMT as well as the head of the French division of the organization. I was invited today by a friend of United Hatzalah, Axel Robbie, to speak in front of a French delegation of the Women’s Zionist Organization (WIZO) in Netanya. During my talk, […]

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Rutgers professor says Judaism ‘most racist religion’

Rutgers University announced that it is reviewing the “matter” of a professor who posted a series of anti-Semitic posts on social media. Michael Chikindas, a microbiology professor at Rutgers” department of food science and director of the university”s Center for Digestive Health, posted dozens of anti-Semitic conspiracy theories blaming Jews and Israel for many of […]

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California just passed a law to rein in drug prices. Here’s why it’s unlikely to make much difference

Over bitter protests from the pharmaceutical industry, California this month enacted a law that requires drug makers to explain and justify prices for some medicines. Predictably, those who backed the effort are hailing the move as a significant victory, because they hope this will become the first step toward reining in drug prices. To be […]

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