Phoenix, AZ – Police Use Gas, Smoke To Disperse Protesters Outside Trump Rally In Phoenix

Phoenix, AZ — Police deployed gas and smoke to disperse crowds in Phoenix, Arizona, who protested outside a rally by U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday, according to a Reuters witness. Media reports said some protesters had thrown bottles at police.


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New York – Pop-up New York City Dinner Draws Thousands, All In White

New York — A pop-up dinner featuring white-clad guests who brought their own tables, chairs and food has drawn thousands to the plaza outside New York City’s Lincoln Center. The event, known as Diner en Blanc, French for Dinner in White, is an annual foodie tradition. Organizers say there were 45,000 people on the waiting […]


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Phoenix, AZ – Trump Threatens Shutdown Over Border Wall

Phoenix, AZ — President Donald Trump is threatening to shut down the federal government unless Congress provides funding for his promised border wall. Trump tells a rally crowd in Phoenix, Arizona, that he has a message for “obstructionist” Democrats. He says, “If we have to close down our government, we’re building that wall.” Trump is […]


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Phoenix, AZ – Trump Lashes Out At Press During Arizona Rally

Phoenix, AZ — President Donald Trump is blaming the media for the widespread condemnation of his response to a Charlottesville, Virginia, protest organized by white supremacists that led to the killing of a counter-protester. Trump opened his political rally in Phoenix with a call for unity, saying, “What happened in Charlottesville strikes at the core […]


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Washington – Reuters: U.S. To Withhold Up To $290 Million In Egypt Aid

Washington — The United States has decided to deny Egypt $95.7 million in aid and to delay a further $195 million because of its failure to make progress on respecting human rights and democratic norms, two sources familiar with the matter said on Tuesday. The decision reflects a U.S. desire to continue security cooperation as […]


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Cheyenne, WY – Jammed: Eclipse crowds may have doubled Wyoming’s population

Cheyenne, WY — The least populated state in the nation has seen total eclipses before but likely never as many people. The amount of traffic during Monday’s eclipse suggests Wyoming may have temporarily doubled its population of 585,000 — as some predicted it would. The Wyoming Department of Transportation counted 536,000 more vehicles than usual […]


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New York – Should New York City Remove Statues Of Its Anti-Semitic Dutch Governor?

New York — Robert E. Lee, Jefferson Davis, Stonewall Jackson … and Peter Stuyvesant? One of these things is not like the others. Amid the impassioned debate over whether, when and how to remove statues memorializing the Confederacy, an Israeli nonprofit is seeking a piece of the action. On Tuesday, Shurat HaDin, which represents terror […]


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Tehran – Iran Can Have Weapons-grade Uranium Within Five Days, Its Nuclear Chief Says

Tehran — Iran can begin enriching weapons-grade uranium within five days if the nuclear deal with the world powers is canceled, its atomic chief said. “If we want, we can start the 20 percent enrichment in Fordo in maximum five days and this has a lot of meaning,” Ali Akbar Salehi, who heads the Atomic […]


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Jerusalem – Leading Israeli Lawmaker Derides A Modern Orthodox Movement As ‘borderline Reform’

Jerusalem — The head of the Sephardic Orthodox Shas party called members of the Religious Zionist movement “borderline Reform,” an insult among his haredi Orthodox constituents. “Even the ‘knit kippot’ today, as some know even in very large communities, mainly in the center of the country, they’re already borderline Reform,” Aryeh Deri said earlier this […]


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New York – Why Some Jews Are Paying $500 For An Italian Etrog

New York — Fifty years ago, leaders of the Chabad movement tasked Rabbi Moshe Lazar of Milan with supervising the local production and export of the Calabria etrog, the citrus fruit used by Jews during the harvest festival of Sukkot. Lazar’s job is to make sure the fruit is kosher for the festival, and that […]


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