Tales of internat’l intrigue in old Key West

The Jews of Key West: Smugglers, Cigar Makers, and Revolutionaries (1823-1969) by Arlo Haskell; Sand Paper Press; 2017; 170 pages plus notes, bibliography and index; $24.00. By Donald H. Harrison   SAN DIEGO – Arlo Haskell’s book on the Jews of Key West is unlike most other local histories in that it is fueled by […]

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Hobby Lobby’s Bible Museum Opens After Scandal

More than 2,800 bible-related artifacts will be presented to the public starting on Friday, as the Museum of the Bible swings open its doors in Washington, D.C. But the fanfare over the capital’s newest museum hasn’t overshadowed the scandal involving the project. Hobby Lobby, an arts and crafts supply store owned by the Evangelical Christian […]

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Linda Sarsour to head panel on anti-Semitism

A prominent New York university has drawn criticism for its upcoming panel discussion on anti-Semitism in the US, after it was announced that a prominent pro-Sharia law, anti-Zionist activist would be leading a panel featuring far-left, anti-Israel figures. The New School, a private research university in Manhattan, has organized a special event this month focusing […]

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Roy Moore’s lawyer’s bizarre defense of his client left these MSNBC hosts completely perplexed

Roy Moore Lawyer Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore’s lawyer went on MSNBC to defend his client, but his bizarre defense of Moore left the hosts with more questions than answers. During an interview Wednesday on MSNBC’s “Live With Velshi & Ruhle,” Moore’s lawyer, Trenton Garmon, was questioned by Ali Velshi and Stephanie Ruhle about his […]

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DHS Official Resigns After Racist Remarks Resurface

A political appointee from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) resigned in an abrupt manner Thursday after previously made derogatory remarks by him about black people and Muslims on conservative talk radio resurfaced. Rev. Jamie Johnson who was appointed as the head of faith-based and neighborhood partnerships at the Department of Homeland Security in April […]

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GOP Tax Bill Gives Private Plane Owners a Tax Break

If you’re one of the lucky Americans who owns a private jet, don’t fret. Republicans have your back—in the form of tax breaks. The new Senate tax bill will give those who own or lease private planes breaks on the amount they pay to companies for maintenance, storage, fueling and even when they want to […]

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Rev. Jesse Jackson announces he has Parkinson’s disease

CHICAGO — The Rev. Jesse Jackson Sr. revealed in a statement Friday that he has been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease. The 76-year-old civil rights leader said he had found it difficult to perform routine tasks and after a battery of tests was diagnosed by his physicians with Parkinson’s, a disease that ailed his father. “My […]

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Sara Jacobs to seek Darrell Issa’s congressional seat

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

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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Does Jeff Sessions Have a Problem With Black People?

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

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

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

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

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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