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Strong Quake Rattles Central Italy: “The town Isn’t Here”

A magnitude 6.1 earthquake struck central Italy early Wednesday, levelling buildings in several towns as residents slept. The mayor of hard-hit Amatrice said: “The town isn’t here anymore.” The quake struck just after 3:30 a.m. and was felt across a broad section of central Italy, including the capital Rome where people in homes in the […]
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Trump Open To ‘Softening’ Laws To Help Illegal Immigrants

After months of demanding that all illegal immigrants leave the United States, Donald Trump said on Tuesday that he might be open to “softening” the laws to benefit some of the 11 million immigrants currently living illegally in the country.

Trump’s comment came during a town hall with Fox News’ Sean Hannity in San Antonio that aired on Tuesday night. It provides the latest indication that the Republican nominee plans to soften his stance on mass deportations, which would be a major shift for a candidate whose campaign has focused heavily on aggressively cracking down on illegal immigration.

“Is there any part of the law that you might be able to change that would accommodate those people that contribute to society, have been law-abiding, have kids here?” Hannity asked at one point. “Would there be any room in your mind?”

“There certainly can be a softening because we’re not looking to hurt people,” Trump responded. “We want people — we have some great people in this country. We have some great, great people in this country, but we’re going to follow the laws of this country. And what people don’t realize, we have very, very strong laws.”

Trump said numerous times that he would enforce the country’s immigration laws — which forbid coming into the country illegally — and reward those who follow the legal process.

Trump and his aides have made clear that he’s still wrestling with how to handle the millions of immigrants who came to the United States illegally but have made a home here. Trump’s formal immigration policy, released last summer, did not address this issue, but Trump has publicly said that all illegal immigrants “have to go” and that he would use “deportation forces” to carry out the task.

During the town hall, Trump polled the audience on the issue of mass deportations, getting a mixed response, and promised he “would come out with a decision very soon.”

On Monday night, Trump said in an interview with Fox News’ Bill O’Reilly that he would immediately deport any illegal immigrants who are violent criminals or gang members, something that’s already happening in many cases. But he was vague on what to do with those who remain, saying that he plans to continue to do “the same thing” that the Obama administration has done, although “perhaps with a lot more energy.”

Trump’s campaign manager Kellyanne Conway said on CNN Tuesday night that Trump’s “tough stance on immigration will not change,” although she acknowledged that he could change on the issue of mass deportations. In the past, Conway has advocated for creating a pathway to citizenship for many illegal immigrants.

At a rally in Austin, Texas, on Tuesday night, Trump once again promised to build a massive wall along the southern border and make Mexico pay for the wall, his core immigration stance from which he has yet to waver. The crowd repeatedly chanted: “Build that wall! Build that wall! Build that wall!”

“We are going to enforce the law,” Trump said. “We’re going to protect your jobs and your wages, we are going to protect them. Your companies are not going to flee our country, think they can make their product and sell it back into our country without serious repercussion. We are going to keep our country safe.”

During the rally, Trump was joined on stage by mothers of children who were killed by illegal immigrants. Several of the women spoke, sharing pieces of their emotional stories and saying that Trump is the only politician who will crack down on violent illegal immigrants.

“Your children did not die in vain because we are not going to allow it to happen to others,” Trump said.

(c) 2016, The Washington Post · Jenna Johnson


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Watch: Trump’s Anti Hillary Ad Exposes Her Deceit

GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump released an ad that exposed just how corrupt Democrat rival Hillary Clinton really is. In less than 60 seconds, the video highlighted some of Clinton’s biggest lies and most embarrassing remarks.



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Quake brings down buildings in central Italy, at least 10 believed killed

Italy’s civil protection agency said the earthquake was “severe”.
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Quake brings down buildings in central Italy, at least six believed killed

Italy’s civil protection agency said the earthquake was “severe”.
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Pittsburgh, PA – Heavy Lifting By Young Workers Linked To Low Back Pain In Midlife

Pittsburgh, PA — Young adults with jobs that involve heavy lifting and forceful movements might be at higher risk for back pain later in life, a study from Finland suggests. “When you’re young, you do things your own way, you muscle your way through it, but sooner or later, that behavior can cause problems,” said […]

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Today’s Yahrtzeits and History – 20 Av

Rav Levi Yitzchak (ben Baruch Schneur) Schneerson (1878-1944). Born to the oldest of the seven sons of the third Lubavitcher Rebbe, Rav Menachem Mendel (the Tzemach Tzedek). He was a devoted chasid of Rav Shalom Dov Ber Schneerson, the fifth Lubavitcher Rebbe (the Rebbe Rashab). After the Rebbe Rashab passed away, Rav Levi Yitzchak became equally dedicated to his successor, Rav Yosef Yitzchak (the Rebbe Rayatz). Rav Levi Yitzchak and his wife, Rebbitzen Chana had three sons. The oldest, Rav Menachem Mendel, became the seventh Lubavitcher Rebbe. Rav Levi Yitzchak was Chief Rabbi of the major Ukrainian city Yekaterinoslav (today called Dniepropetrovsk) until his arrest and exile.

Rav Eliezer (ben Yehuda Tzvi) of Azipalle, a grandson of Rav Uri of Strelisk (1865)

Rav Meir (ben Dovid Yitzchak Eisik) Rabinowitz (1916-2006). The son of the Skolya Rebbe, Reb Meir was born in Vienna during World War I. He spent three months in forced labor, and escaped with the help of Skolya Chassidim. Arriving in Manhattan ‘s Lower East Side , he and his brother opened a Skolya Beis Midrash. He, his wife and daughter followed his father to Williamsburg , then toBoro Park . When the Rebbe was niftar in 1979, Reb Meir refused to take over and appointed his son-in-law, Rav Raphael Goldstein. Being entirely mevatel himself, he served his son-in-law with the same kavod he had shown his father.

Today in History — 20 Av

· First published edition of the Zohar, 1558, fostering new interest in the study of Kabbala.
· Anti-Jewish riots in Zola-Egerszeg , Hungary , 1883.
· During World Wa r II, the battle cruiser, USS Indianapolis — which had just completed del ivery of the componenets for the atomic bomb that would be dropped on Hiroshima — was torpedoed by a Japan ese submarine. Only 316 of some 1200 sailors survived the shark-infested waters, 1945.
· One of the worst of a series of suicide bombings occurred when a Palestinian blew himself up at the downtown Yerushalayim Sbarro pizzeria (9 August 2001), killing 15 and wounding more than 130. Hamas and the Palestinian Islamic Jihad both claimed responsibility. Among those murdered was Mrs. Shoshana Yehudit (Hayman) Greenbaum (1970-2001). Following their tragic loss, her parents set up the Ner Shoshana Fund to support special education for the Etta Israel Center in Los Angeles.

{Yahrtzeits licensed to by Manny Saltiel and Newscenter}

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New York – Wi-Fi? Why Not? Homeless Are Avid Users Of NYC’s Free Kiosks

New York — An ambitious effort to replace obsolete New York City pay phones with Wi-Fi kiosks that offer free web surfing and phone calls has been a hit with panhandlers and the homeless, the least wired people in the city. The city doesn’t track who is using the kiosks, but anecdotal evidence suggests many […]

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British woman killed in possible Australian terror attack

Police say that the French national yelled ‘Allahu Akbar’ when arrested following the deadly stabbing.
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Teudat Zehut Forgery Operation Uncovered In The Shomron

Security forces uncovered a teudat zehut (ID card) forgery operation in the village of Akrabah in the Shomron. The raid was carried out based on a credible intelligence tip. The forgery operation sold ID cards, drivers licenses, work permits and permits to enter Green Line Israel. Authorities confiscated a laptop computer, printer, as well as […]
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