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Confederate monument will be gone from St. Louis park by Friday

26 June 2017

ST. LOUIS — The controversial Confederate Monument in St. Louis’ Forest Park will be removed by the end of the week under an agreement announced Monday. In a settlement between St. Louis and the Missouri Civil War Museum, the museum has agreed to remove the massive marker by the end of the day Friday — [...]

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China’s jailed Nobel laureate is granted parole after terminal cancer diagnosis

26 June 2017

BEIJING — Chinese authorities released detained dissident and Nobel laureate Liu Xiaobo on medical parole after he was diagnosed with terminal liver cancer, his lawyer said Monday. Liu, 61, is receiving treatment at a hospital in the northeastern Chinese city of Shenyang, according to his lawyer Mo Shaoping. The Norway-based Nobel committee awarded Liu, a [...]

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Watch Crowd Make Amazing Catch When Girl Falls From Ride

26 June 2017

There was nothing amusing about this young woman dangling from an amusement park ride on Saturday evening – but the resulting rescue was an inspiring example of humanity. Visitors of the Six Flags theme park of Lake George, New York were shocked to see a 14-year-old girl hanging from the Sky Ride gondola 25 feet [...]

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Gaza rocket hits open area in southern Israel, no injuries

26 June 2017

Fire claimed by Salafist group comes after defense minister says Israel has no intention of going to war with Gaza or Syria, but will not tolerate ‘provocations’ By Times of Israel staff A rocket launched from the Gaza Strip into Israel seen in the sky from Southern Israel on the second day of Operation Protective [...]

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Ted Kennedy Jr. will not run for Connecticut governor in 2018

26 June 2017

HARTFORD, Conn. — There will be no Camelot in Connecticut in 2018: Ted Kennedy Jr. declared Monday that he is not running for governor. “I will not be a candidate for statewide office in 2018,” said Kennedy, a Democratic state senator from Branford. “I am deeply grateful to everyone who has contacted me and encouraged [...]

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Jewish trivia quiz: Uber

26 June 2017

By Mark D. Zimmerman MELVILLE, New York — Uber founder Travis Kalanick (whose mother is Jewish, but whose own religious identity is not known) resigned as CEO of the company last week, under pressure from major shareholders following a number of scandals, including reports of sexual harassment and other workplace discrimination, intellectual property lawsuits, and controversy over [...]

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Supreme Court revives Trump travel ban

26 June 2017

The Supreme Court said Monday that most of President Trump’s travel ban executive order can go into effect, delivering the first major victory to the new administration on perhaps his most controversial policy to date. Justices said the lower court rulings that blocked Mr. Trump’s policy were far too broad, and said the president can [...]

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Romping through Withering Heights

26 June 2017

By Eva Trieger SAN DIEGO– The Roustabouts continue to make their debut season a winner.  The trio opened with Margin of Error, a dramatic and emotional ride, and continues with Withering Heights, a delightfully, over-the-top hilarious adaptation of Emily Bronte’s classic.  But, don’t expect a rehashing of the nineteenth century novel you read in tenth grade.  [...]

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Supreme Court rejects 2nd Amendment challenge to California limits on carrying guns in public

26 June 2017

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court has rejected a major 2nd Amendment challenge to California’s strict limits on carrying concealed guns in public. The justices turned away an appeal from gun rights advocates who contended most law-abiding gun owners in San Diego, Los Angeles and the San Francisco Bay area are being wrongly denied permits to [...]

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Supreme Court rules for Columbia, Mo., church in landmark religious freedom case

26 June 2017

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — In what some are calling a landmark ruling for religious freedom, the U.S. Supreme Court has decided in favor of a Columbia, Mo., church that had been denied state assistance to improve its playground. The high court’s 7-2 ruling in a suit known as Trinity Lutheran of Columbia v. Comer undoes [...]

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US Senate health care plan would leave 22 million more uninsured

26 June 2017

Washington (dpa) – A health care reform bill proposed in the US Senate will leave 22 million more Americans without insurance within a decade, a non-partisan analysis said Monday. The figures released by the Congressional Budget Office will provide fodder to opposition Democrats, who uniformly opposed the measure, which they fear would hurt many Americans [...]

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Kotel decision will turn young Americans off to Israel

26 June 2017

By Rabbi Dow Marmur JERUSALEM — A headline in Monday’s Ha’aretz sums it up: “Netanyahu to American Jews: Drop Dead.” Though I mailed my previous reflections just before the official announcement about the prime minister caving in to his ultra-Orthodox colleagues, I anticipated the outcome. That’s what I wrote: The present wave of Orthodox pressure [...]

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Israel’s diverse population yields many factions

26 June 2017

By Ira Sharkansky JERUSALEM — There are attractions in the Jewish State, but also problems. Given its location and population, no surprise that they are the problems of living with Jews, and Arabs. They aren’t the same problems, and it isn’t obvious which are the most serious, or threatening. Arab citizens are some 20 percent of [...]

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Ahead of UNESCO vote on Hebron, Israel bars fact-finding mission from city

25 June 2017

Since vote to add Tomb of the Patriarchs to list of endangered sites seems like a foregone conclusion, Jerusalem says expert commission a waste of time By Raphael Ahren A Jewish settler sits outside the Tomb of the Patriarchs in the West Bank city of Hebron (Kobi Gideon/Flash90) Israel on Friday denied a fact-finding mission [...]

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