Obama, Congress Reach Debt Agreement

Ending a perilous stalemate, President Barack Obama announced agreement to night with Republican congressional leaders on a compromise to avoid the nation’s first-ever financial default. The deal would cut more than $2 trillion from federal spending over a decade.
Default “would have had a devastating effect on our economy,” Obama said at the White House, relaying […]

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Moscow – Russians Print New Info Linked to Raoul Wallenberg

Moscow — Russian archivists have published new material from a German officer imprisoned after World War II who shared a cell with Raoul Wallenberg, the missing Swedish diplomat credited with rescuing tens of thousands of Hungarian Jews.
Publication of the statements from Willy Roedel came as a surprise since the Russians had previously denied they […]


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New York, NY – NYPD Moving Violations Down 22% Citywide

New York, NY — NYPD cops are writing fewer and fewer tickets for moving violations as an unofficial summons-writing slowdown picks up steam.
Summonses for moving violations were down about 22.9% across the city for the 28-day period ending July 24, stats show. Though the NYPD contends moving violations fluctuate over time, the numbers continue to […]


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White House, Congressional Leaders Reach Debt Deal

Two days before the deadline for a possible U.S. government default, President Barack Obama and congressional leaders reached agreement Sunday on a legislative package that would extend the federal debt ceiling while cutting spending and guaranteeing further deficit-reduction steps.
The proposed $3 trillion deal, which still requires congressional approval, brought some immediate relief to global markets […]

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Washington – Obama, Boehner, Democrats Srike Debt Deal

Washington — Obama, Boehner, Democrats strike debt deal to head off government default


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‘I believe it was pure holiness’


Follower of Baba Elazar talks of the slain rabbi, says “Nobody who had so much in body and spirit had such discipline in serving God.”

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Germany requests urgent UNSC meeting on Syria


Closed-door consultations requested after human rights groups says attack by Syrian forces on Hama leaves at least 80 people dead; Muslim Brotherhood: Alawite elite waging sectarian warfare on Sunnis in Syria.

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Gov’t okays NIS 300 million for Gaza evacuees


“Evacuees may now focus on rehabilitating their lives,” Netanyahu says; money will help build homes, compensate farmers and business owners.

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IAF to seek 2nd squadron of F-35s in new multi-year plan


Fighter jet purported to be one of most advanced jets in world with ability to fly undetected in enemy territory; IAF pilots to train in US.

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Organizers call on PM to nix housing committees law


“Entire public will take to streets” if law passed, housing-protest organizers threaten, call on PM to hold open, live talks.

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