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‘Band Of Brothers’ Tags Discovered 78 Years After D-Day And Two Decades on From Steven Spielberg/Tom Hanks HBO Epic

Dog tags belonging to two members of the Band of Brothers, made famous by  Stephen E. Ambrose’s book and the 2001 Steven Spielberg-Tom Hanks HBO miniseries, have been discovered in the UK 78 …

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Ukraine's Nazi problem is real, even if Putin's 'denazification' claim isn't

Russia-Ukraine conflict: Vladimir Putin’s ‘denazification’ claim for war is a lie. But Ukraine has a neo-Nazi problem.

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Ukraine rejects Russian cease-fire offer of humanitarian corridors to Russia, Belarus

Ukraine dismissed Russian promises to let civilians flee its assault on Kyiv and other major cities Monday after Moscow offered humanitarian corridors that led to Russia and Belarus

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NATO Takes Unprecedented Action To Respond To Russia: Putin’s ‘Objectives Not Limited To Ukraine’

NATO activated the NATO Response Force for the first time ever on Friday in response to Russian President Vladimir Putin’s invasion into Ukraine, which many critics have said is a result of weakness from Democrat President Joe Biden.

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Drunk Mick Jagger imposter wreaks havoc in Florida bars

Eugene Bingham, who claimed to be Mick Jagger, was arrested after a drunken romp in several Florida bars, after picking fights and charging into a cop.

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Howard Hesseman, the hard rocking DJ on 'WKRP in Cincinnati,' dies at 81

Actor Howard Hesseman, best known as the hard-rocking disc jockey Dr. Johnny Fever on the sitcom "WKRP in Cincinnati" has died, according to his manager, Robbie Kass.

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ADL, Founded To Combat Anti-Semitism, Goes Woke, Changes Definition Of Racism

The Anti-Defamation League, an international Jewish organization that is now headed by Jonathan Greenblatt, a former Obama administration official, has changed the definition of racism on its website to read, “The marginalization and/or oppression of people of color based on a socially constructed racial hierarchy that privileges white people.”

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‘Nothing Compares to This’: Survivors Denounce Online ‘Trivialization’ of Holocaust Found in Study

Dutch vaccine refusal activists are seen wearing images and clothing associated with the Nazi Holocaust at a demonstration. Photo: CIDI. …

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‘Are you kidding me with this?’: MSNBC assembled quite the panel to discuss the hostage situation at Texas synagogue

They needed an expert in targeting Jews and found Al Sharpton.

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Los Angeles shopping center The Grove adds coil fencing to deter smash-and-grab robberies

As a recent wave of mob-led store robberies has put retailers, mall operators and communities on edge, one popular shopping center is keeping an unusual security measure in place through the holiday season.

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Last Surviving ‘Band Of Brothers’ Officer – A Jewish Soldier Who Toasted His Son’s Bar Mitzvah With Cognac Stolen From Hitler’s ‘Eagle’s Nest’ – Dies At 99

Retired Army Col. Edward Shames — the last surviving officer of Easy Company, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division — passed away Friday at the age of 99.

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Australian rescue dogs shot dead over COVID-19 restrictions

Several dogs, who were slated to be rescued, were shot dead in rural Australia due to a local council’s interpretation of the country’s COVID-19 lockdown restrictions.

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Iconic Borscht Belt comic Jackie Mason dead at 93

Famed borscht-belt comedian Jackie Mason, who rose from a modest childhood on the Lower East Side to become one of the most famous funnymen of all time, has died. He was 93.

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Los Angeles County reimposing indoor mask requirement

Los Angeles County is reviving a requirement that masks be worn indoors, regardless of people's vaccination status, according to multiple West Coast reports.

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Daymond John blasted for praising Louis Farrakhan speech

"Shark Tank” investor Daymond John is taking heat over a tweet praising the remarks delivered by controversial religious leader Louis Farrakhan at DMX’s funeral on Sunday.

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Twitter CEO house blasted with Holocaust denial tweets by Jewish fighters

“Why does Jack Dorsey continue to give Holocaust deniers and Jew-haters a bigger platform today than Hitler had in his time?”

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Parler sues Amazon for suspending app from cloud service, claims antitrust violation and breach of contract

Alternative social media platform Parler filed a lawsuit against Amazon on Monday following Amazon Web Services' decision to suspend Parler from its cloud hosting service following last week's deadly riot at the U.S. Capitol.

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Last Potomac River ferry shuts down after more than 230 years of operation

The historic White’s Ferry, the last remaining ferry service to travel between Virginia and Maryland across the Potomac River, announced on Monday that it would be ceasing operations.

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Chuck Yeager, US test pilot and 1st to break sound barrier, dies at 97

Born in West Virginia in 1923, Yeager rose to fame as a fighter pilot in World War II and, in 1947, was the first person to break the sound barrier.

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How comeback kid Sweden got the last laugh on coronavirus

Sweden's infection rate - once the highest in Europe - is now lower than in Britain, Spain, France or Italy, as well as Scandinavian neighbours Norway and Denmark.

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David L. Bernhardt: Remembering Flight 93 and heroes of 9/11

Americans should honor the memories of the nearly 3,000 precious lives we lost that day

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Landmark Lord Fletcher's restaurant in Rancho Mirage for sale

Restaurant was a favorite of Frank Sinatra and featured in the documentary, "Sinatra in Palm Springs."

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New York City reports zero COVID-19 deaths for first time since pandemic hit | TheHill

New York City on Sunday reported zero new coronavirus deaths for the first time since early March, a milestone that comes as the virus spikes in other parts of the country.

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Former USC Admissions Official Pleads Guilty To Federal Fraud Charge; Admitted to Falsifying Admission Packets For Chinese Students

Hiu Kit David Chong admitted in his April plea agreement that he falsified applicants’ admission packets with doctored college transcripts, phony letters of recommendation and fraudulent personal statements.

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Target security guard breaks arm during fight with men who allegedly refused to wear face masks - CBS News

As the men were being escorted out, one of the suspects is seen on video punching the employee "without provocation," police said.

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LA doctor seeing success with hydroxychloroquine to treat COVID-19

A Los Angeles doctor said he is seeing significant success in prescribing the malaria drug hydroxychloroquine in combination with zinc to treat patients with severe symptoms of COVID-19.

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Moptu: More Coronavirus News & Advice (4/3/20) - Joshua Namm

As we finish up yet another week in isolation, often worried about loved ones, I wanted to bring you another summary of the incredible posts by our even more incredible users. I will continue to do…

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Coronavirus Pandemic: California May Have Developed Greater Herd Immunity

One less-mentioned hypothesis about California's relatively low death rate from COVID-19 is that California, as a front-line state, may have rather rapidly developed a greater level of herd immunity than other states have.

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Coronavirus: More Vital Info From Our Users - Joshua Namm

I wanted to give everyone an update and quick set of reference points provided by Moptu’s incredibly informative users. As we all settle into the new reality of life in self-Isolation, it’s more…

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The Perils of Mass Coronavirus Testing

The public health response to the new coronavirus continues to evolve rapidly, with states shutting down schools, restaurants, bars, vacation places, and even elections. At the same time, the...

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Coronavirus: During a Tough Time, Some Useful Advice From Our Users.

I’m the co-founder of the only social platform, Moptu, designed to share the articles we all read online every day.

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Nearly 70,000 people have recovered from coronavirus | TheHill

Amid concerns over the coronavirus outbreak in the U.S., it’s important to remember most who become infected recover from the illness.

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Dr. Drew Pinsky: Coronavirus Panic Must Stop, Press Needs to Be Held Accountable for Hurting People

Dr. Drew talks with CBS Local's DJ Sixsmith about coronavirus: "The panic must stop. And the press, they really somehow need to be held accountable because they are hurting people."

CBS NEWS: "So you've seen pandemics over the decades, how does this one

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Dr. Drew Pinsky: Coronavirus Panic Must Stop, Press Needs to Be Held Accountable for Hurting People | Video | RealClearP

Dr. Drew talks with CBS Local's DJ Sixsmith about coronavirus: "The panic must stop. And the press, they really somehow need to be held accountable because they are hurting people." CBS NEWS: "So you've seen pandemics over the decades, how

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    Dr. Drew Pinsky: Coronavirus Panic Must Stop, Press Needs to Be Held Accountable for Hurting People | Video | RealClearP

    Dr. Drew talks with CBS Local's DJ Sixsmith about coronavirus: "The panic must stop. And the press, they really somehow need to be held accountable because they are hurting people." CBS NEWS: "So you've seen pandemics over the decades, how

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    Amid Anti-Regime Protests, Iranians Repeatedly Continue To Refuse to Trample American, Israeli Flags

    Photo purportedly showing mosque attendees in Ahvaz, Iran refusing to place their shoes on American and Israeli flags. Photo: @the_boss1396 …

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    'Machete' to the rescue: Actor Danny Trejo helps save child trapped in overturned car in Sylmar

    Actor Danny Trejo got the chance to play real-life hero Wednesday when he helped rescue a young child trapped in an overturned car in Sylmar.

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    Al Jazeera’s Disgraceful Holocaust-Denying Video Showcases Qatari Evil For All To See

    Over the weekend, Qatari regime propaganda outfit Al Jazeera published and subsequently took down an unfathomably anti-Semitic video that questioned the number of Jews murdered by the Thir

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    President Trump hosts Oval Office celebration for 4 World War II vets - U.S. - Stripes

    President Donald Trump treated four World War II veterans to an Oval Office meeting Thursday, fulfilling a birthday wish for 95-year-old Allen Jones and giving three other veterans age 100 and older a day to remember.

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    How Southern Cal athletics got caught in college admissions scandal

    Admissions consultant William Singer allegedly worked with USC senior associate athletic director to get students admitted as walk-on athletes.

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    Holocaust Knowledge Gap Is Global Crisis

    A new study finds that almost half of Canadian adults (49%) could not identify a single Nazi camp or ghetto, while a majority (54%) of Canadian adults and more than 6-in-10 Canadians under thirty-five did not know that 6 million Jews were murdered during

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    CNN Fires Marc Lamont Hill

    CNN severed ties with contributor Marc Lamont Hill on Thursday, following comments the university professor made about Israel and Palestine in a speech at the

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    Dewar's Plans For A Blended Scotch Resurgence With 'Live True' Campaign

    One whisky company, however, is convinced that blended scotch whisky is on the verge of a resurgence. Global brand Dewar’s is preparing to back that conviction with 'Live True', a multi-country, global media campaign designed to double its U.S. sales of

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    Judge Orders Betsy DeVos To Begin Student Loan Forgiveness

    Here's how it can impact your student loans.

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    USC Students Demanded a Professor Get Fired For Supporting Due Process and Suggesting That 'Accusers Sometimes Lie'

    Students at the University of Southern California rallied to get professor James Moore fired, because he sent an email supporting due process in sexual assault cases and suggesting that "accusers sometimes lie."

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    ‘Unbelievable’: Bald eagle swoops in to join firefighters’ 9/11 tribute in Minnesota

    Viral video shows the majestic American symbol atop a fire truck in Coon Rapids.

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    Why is Germany silent on Corbyn’s praise of Munich terrorists?

    Germany’s chancellor Angela Merkel and her Foreign Minister Heiko Maas have remained silent about Corbyn’s 2014 visit to Tunisia to commemorate the Black September Palestinian terrorists.

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    Vietnamese residents from Southern California paying respects to Sen. McCain

    A group from Vietnam was spotted at the Arizona State Capitol Wednesday, as they paid respects to late Sen. John McCain.

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    Nazi labor camp guard caught by ICE, deported to Germany, completing 'difficult task,' Grenell says

    The last known Nazi collaborator living in the United States -- a 95-year-old former camp guard who played an indispensable role in the murders of thousands of Jews -- was deported to Germany from his New York City home early Tuesday morning, completing w

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    Trump: Kim summit 'better than anybody could have expected'

    President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un were heading to “a signing” after their “fantastic meeting,” Trump told reporters Tuesday after emerging from a working lunch at their Singapore summit.

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    Covered California premiums will rise 12.5%, and Anthem Blue Cross cuts coverage - LA Times

    Monthly premiums for California health insurance plans sold under the Affordable Care Act will rise by an average of 12.5% next year, and Anthem Blue Cross plans to end coverage in most of the state.

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    Linda Sarsour Declares CNN's Jake Tapper Has Joined 'the Ranks of the Alt-Right' – Tablet Magazine

    Back in October, the Anti-Defamation League released a study of anti-Semitic abuse on social media during the 2016 election campaign. As part of it, they ranked the top 10 Jewish journalists who had received the most harassment from the alt-right. I was

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    Don Rickles, legendary lightning-fast launcher of comic insults, dies at 90

    Comedian, who sharpened his barbs on TV and at clubs, was dubbed Mr. Warmth by Johnny Carson.

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    PolitiFact statements about Fake news

    PolitiFact.com is a project of the Tampa Bay Times to help you find the truth in Washington and the Obama presidency.

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    France's Jews Flee As Rioters Burn Paris Shops, Attack Synagogue

    France’s politicians and community leaders have criticised the “intolerable” violence against Paris’ Jewish community, after a pro-Palestinian rally led to the vandalizing and looting of Jewish businesses and the burning of cars.

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    My last Sabbath with Elie Wiesel, a giant of our era - NY Daily News

    I was in North Carolina last week when Elisha Wiesel informed me that his father’s health had taken an irreversible turn for the worse.

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    EU referendum: BBC forecasts UK vote to leave - BBC News

    The UK has voted by a narrow margin to leave the European Union after 43 years in an historic referendum, a BBC forecast suggests.

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    Inside Disney's digital 'newsroom': 'Our goal is to win the Internet every day'

    DI Media has built its social footprint to 1.15 billion followers across its platforms. The Disney Interactive Media office, located just 3 miles away from the Burbank studios, looks more like a newsroom than a division of a giant media corporation.

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    Brooklyn College students demand ‘Zionists off campus’ | The Times of Israel

    Group of activists barges in on faculty meeting, calls Jewish professor 'Zionist pig,' demands end to 'racist' classes

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    No Penalty for UCLA Student/Employee Posting Blatantly Antisemitic Comments on Facebook

    The University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) slammed an antisemitic comment posted on social media by a student, but has decided not to punish its author, according to a nonprofit organization dedicated to combating antisemitism. The student, w

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    Menorahs in France to Shed Light During State of Emergency
    Public Lightings to Continue, Despite Terror Attacks

    Chabad Houses across Paris and its suburban environs are preparing for outdoor public Chanukah menorah-lightings just weeks after terror attacks killed more than 120 people throughout the city.

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    Why The Syrian Refugees Are Not The Jews of 1939

    Pundits are invoking the plight of Jewish refugees fleeing Adolf Hitler’s Germany in an effort to soften American hearts toward an expected flood of Syrian refugees.

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    Americans over 30 are more miserable than they’ve ever been - MarketWatch

    “Adults over 30 are less happy than their predecessors,” concludes a study published online Thursday in the journal Social Psychology and Personality Science, which examined happiness data from more than 50,000 adults, gleaned from the General Social Survey, carried out by NORC at the University of Chicago, a nonpartisan, independent research organization, which has collected information about American adults since 1972.

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    Does the UC System Have an Anti-Semitism Problem? | Anthony Berteaux | The Blogs | The Times of Israel

    It was her first week back at the University of California, San Diego, and Sara Ahdoot had already become the target of an anti-Semitic attack. A psychology senior at UCSD, Ahdoot had planned to celebrate the start of her last year of undergraduate studies with a bang: by going out to a club.

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    20 haunting photos from the September 11 attacks that Americans will always remember - Business Insider

    The images from that day are burned in my brain. It's been a long time, but the devastation and tragedy are hard to forget.

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    Tree Counter Is Astonished By How Many Trees There Are : Goats and Soda : NPR

    Earth is home to more than 3 trillion trees, a new map of forest density shows. That's more than anyone realized. But the total is also down about 46 percent since the first humans arrived.

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    Why Do Many Jews Support the Iran Deal? - Dennis Prager

    The more one knows about the Iran deal, the more obvious it becomes that it is not a deal so much as it is a fraud. According to the Merriam-Webster dictionary, the definition of a fraud is "something that is meant to look like the real thing in orde

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    Yazidi girls fight back against ISIS terrorists who raided their towns

    If the female members of the 'Sun Girls' batallion (pictured) are ever captured by ISIS in battle, they will either be killed or, more likely, be held by the vile extremists as their personal sex slaves.

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    Digital takeover: 71% mags lose subscribers, online news overtakes TV

    Online websites have now cemented their position as the nation's No. 1 source of news, overtaking television and practically burying print publications six feet under as younger Americans embrace digital platforms. The latest evidence comes from the

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    Lawsuit spells out 'nightmare' for California man accused without evidence | WashingtonExaminer.com

    Nightmare. That's how Scott Hounsell, the former executive director of the Republican Party of Los Angeles County, describes the ordeal he went through two years ago, and is still trying to recover from today. It was the most — the scariest, most devast

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    'Eye for an eye': Survivors and officials react to Tsarnaev's death sentence

    Government officials, police and survivors of the Boston bombing praised the jury for its work in the Tsarnaev trial. Many said it was time to move on.

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    Iran's military 'fires at and seizes US cargo ship'

    Iranian forces have reportedly fired at and seized a US cargo ship with 34 sailors on board, according to Saudi Arabian state TV.

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    SS 'accountant of Auschwitz' going on trial in Germany | The Times of Israel

    Oskar Groening, 93, recalls the 'atrocities,' admits feeling they were 'necessary,' and now faces 300,000 counts of accessory to murder

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    Rumors Claim Iran Dictator Khamenei Has Died

    Social media is ablaze with rumors that Iranian dictator Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has died. Iranian state-media has yet to confirm or deny.

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    Leonard Nimoy on Spock, Yiddish Theater, and the Vulcan Symbol's Jewish Inspiration

    In 2005, Abigail Pogrebin published Stars of David: Prominent Jews Talk About Being Jewish. The following is an excerpt from the chapter about Leonard Nimoy, the beloved actor best known for portraying Mr. Spock in the Star Trek TV series and films, who d

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    1 dead after shooting near Copenhagen synagogue, hours after deadly cafe attack

    One person was killed, and two others injured, in a shooting near a Copenhagen synagogue early Sunday, just hours after a gunman with an automatic rifle opened fire on a cafe hosting a free speech event organized by a controversial Swedish artist who has

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    Brian Williams Stepping Away From 'NBC Nightly News' Amid Scandal

    Brian Williams is stepping away from NBC Nightly News for a number of days.

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    Jordan unleashes wrath on ISIS: 'This is just the beginning' - CNN.com

    Two days after news emerged that ISIS had burned a captive Jordanian pilot to death, the Middle Eastern nation hit back.

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      U.S. Not Expected to Fault Officer in Ferguson Case - NYTimes.com

      Authorities have found no evidence to support charges against Darren Wilson, a former police officer in Ferguson, Mo., in the shooting death of Michael Brown, officials said.

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      North Korea's Internet Is Totally Screwed Right Now 

      Following several days of continuous connectivity problems, North Korea's internet has gone dark, according to one researcher. Whether it's a cyber attack or a routine outage remains unclear. However, it looks a lot like a DDoS attack.

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      A Sony Employee Details The Panic And Confusion That Followed In The Days After The Massive Hack

      An anonymous Sony employee describes what happened at Sony after one of the worst cyber attacks in history.

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      Touching: Alabama cop who caught mother stealing eggs gives her two truckloads of food | Daily Mail Online

      The compassion shown by Officer William Stacy to desperate Alabama mother Helen Johnson captured the nation's attention and on Wednesday he delivered two truckloads of food.

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      Brooklyn man shot after yelling 'I want to kill the Jew!'

      A man stabbed a 22-year-old student in the face at the Brooklyn HQ of the Chabad-Lubavitch movement before he was shot dead by police.

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      What Happened in Ferguson? - NYTimes.com

      Here’s what you need to know about the situation in Missouri, including information about how the grand jury made its decision.

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      Germany Celebrates 25th Anniversary of Fall of Berlin Wall - WSJ

      White balloons spanning a stretch of the former barrier’s death strip floated over hundreds of thousands of revelers in the German capital on Sunday, culminating a day of celebrations to mark 25 years since the fall of the Berlin Wall.

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      Virgin Galactic pilot defied the odds to survive crash - LA Times

      The Virgin Galactic rocket plane had just broken the sound barrier and was shooting toward the heavens when it began disintegrating, battered by powerful aerodynamic forces.

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      Marine vet to be released from Mexican jail

      Andrew Tahmooressi to be freed immediately, judge rules.

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      Even the best hazmat-suit manufacturers can’t guarantee protection against Ebola. Here’s why:

      Even the best hazmat-suit manufacturers can't guarantee protection against Ebola. Here's why.

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      Attack on Ottawa: PM Harper cites terrorist motive - The Globe and Mail

      The attack on Parliament Hill and the War Memorial has left one Canadian soldier and one male suspect dead.

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      F. Landis MacKellar and Jose G. Siri: Reasons to Calm Down About Ebola - WSJ - WSJ

      In The Wall Street Journal, F. Landis MacKellar and Jose G. Siri write that Nigeria has contained Ebola, with a health system that is better than Liberia’s but below developed-world standards.

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      US cautiously optimistic after no new Ebola in 5 days - Yahoo News

      From Yahoo News: Washington (AFP) - With no new Ebola cases in five days, US authorities were cautious but hopeful that the virus has been contained in the United States after a flawed response revealed shortcomings in the system.

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      John Wayne's Heirs Lose 'Duke' Legal Brawl - ABC News

      John Wayne had a two-fisted image but heirs of the late movie star have lost a legal throw-down over use of his nickname, Duke.

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      Only On CBS2: Anti-Semitic Flyers Surface At Jewish-Owned Business Near UCLA - CBS Los Angeles

      Are events in the Middle East behind flyers with an anti-Jewish message that have surfaced near the UCLA campus?

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      Robin Williams in a group facing higher risk of suicide: Older white men with depression

      Like actor Robin Williams, they often experience life changes and health problems.

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      General, engineer, father and Trojan falls in Afghanistan | USC News

      Maj. Gen. Harold J. Greene, who died in an attack in Kabul, was the highest-ranking soldier lost in the line of duty since the Vietnam War.

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      EXCLUSIVE: Holocaust denied by students in Rialto school assignment

      Dozens of Rialto eighth-graders questioned whether the Holocaust occurred in essays written for an in-class assignment this spring.

      Rialto Unified School District administrators, besieged by criticism after the assignment became public in May, claimed at the time that none of the students who completed the assignment questioned or denied the Holocaust, but a survey of the students’ work by this news organization found numerous examples of students expressing doubt or flatly denying that the Holocaust occurred.

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      LUDDITES: University of California Bans Uber For All Employees

      Bureaucrats in the 10-campus University of California system have outlawed peer-to-peer services such as Uber, Lyft and Airbnb for all employees when they travel on official business. The ban came

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      Ohio's newly dedicated Holocaust memorial seen as remembrance for victims, sign of hope for future

      The monument remembers the millions who died in the Holocaust -- 6 million Jews and millions of people from other groups, including the mentally ill, homosexuals, gypsies, developmentally disabled and political dissidents.

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      Anti-Semitic Chicago Kids Tell Jews to Get in the Oven

      Several eighth graders in the Chicago public school system were suspended for being anti-Semitic bullies and playing a game that they called “Jew incinerator,” according to the Chicago Sun Times.