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Egypt to extend state of emergency for three months

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NYS Legislature Approves Bill Aimed At Protecting Cashless Toll Payers

NYS Legislature Approves Bill Aimed At Protecting Cashless Toll Payers

A bill designed to protect drivers from being improperly billed by New York state’s expanding cashless tolling system has been approved by the state Legislature.

An amended Toll Payer Protect Act received final passage in the Senate this week as lawmakers finished their 2018 session.

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Meadowlands Plans Sports Betting Near NYC

Meadowlands Plans Sports Betting Near NYC

The Meadowlands Racetrack plans to bring legal sports betting to New York City’s doorstep next month.

Jeff Gural, who manages the northern New Jersey track, tells The Associated Press that he plans to begin offering sports betting on July 15.

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Watch: Hyperloop: Engineers Develop New High-Speed Form Of Travel

Hyperloop, or tube travel, will allow humans to travel faster than the fastest high-speed train; Douglas Kennedy shares the details.

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Jerusalem – Israel Opposition Leader Named Head Of Jewish Agency

Jerusalem — Israel’s opposition leader has been appointed chairman of the Jewish Agency for Israel, a non-governmental organization responsible for bridging Israel and Jewish communities worldwide. The organization issued a statement Sunday that its board of governors unanimously elected Isaac Herzog, a former Labor Party leader, as its new chairman. Herzog was selected over Energy […]


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SEE IT: California Deputy Frees Bear Trapped Inside Car, Then Runs For His Life

SEE IT: California Deputy Frees Bear Trapped Inside Car, Then Runs For His Life

A bear that managed to break into a car needed help from a sheriff’s deputy to get out.

The Placer County Sheriff’s Office in California says it happened near Lake Tahoe.

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Russia Says Evidence Of Syria Chemical Attacks Was Faked

Russia Says Evidence Of Syria Chemical Attacks Was Faked

Russia said Friday that the U.S. and its allies have relied on fabricated evidence to accuse the Syrian government of launching chemical attacks against civilians.

Russia’s foreign and defense ministries also charged the international chemical weapons watchdog with failing to objectively investigate the alleged chemical attacks and with being subject to political control.

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Bennett Proposes World Jewish Singles’ Gathering To Solve Shidduch Crisis

Education Minister Naftali Bennett offered a unique suggestion to combat the shidduch crisis, tweeting a proposal to organize a world Jewish single’s gathering in Israel.

“What do you think about this idea.” Bennett wrote. “A World Jewish Singles gathering in Israel, let’s say for 4-5 days before Pesach. Coming to meet other singles, music & cultural events etc. Please tell me here what you think. I really want to hear.

Bennett’s idea is not new. Many shidduch events have been held in recent years to combat the shidduch crisis, although making an international may be a new twist.

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Assad pledges to regain control of northern Syria by force if needed

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American Adults Just Keep Getting Fatter

U.S. adults continue to put on the pounds. New data show that nearly 40 percent of them were obese in 2015 and 2016, a sharp increase from a decade earlier, federal health officials reported.

The prevalence of severe obesity in U.S. adults is also rising, heightening their risks of developing heart disease, diabetes and various cancers. According to the latest data, published Friday in JAMA, 7.7 percent of U.S. adults were severely obese in the same period.

“Most people know that being overweight or obese is unhealthy, and if you eat too much that contributes to being overweight,” said Dr. James Krieger, clinical professor of medicine at the University of Washington and executive director of Healthy Food America, an advocacy group. “But just telling people there’s a problem doesn’t solve it.”

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