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Masks Encouraged In New York, But No City Or State Mandate

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NEW YORK (AP) — New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio “strongly” urged even vaccinated people to start wearing masks indoors. Gov. Andrew Cuomo said unvaccinated transit employees in ...

Graham 1st Vaccinated Senator To Test Positive For COVID-19

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COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Sen. Lindsey Graham has become the first senator to disclose a breakthrough infection after being vaccinated against the coronavirus, saying Monday he is “ver...

CNN’s Fareed Zakaria Issues On-Air Apology To Dore Gold For Erroneous Report

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WASHINGTON (JNS) - Fareed Zakaria, the anchor of CNN’s popular “GPS” international news show, has apologized to Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs president Dore Gold for an erron...

$1 Trillion Infrastructure Bill Heads For Senate Debate

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer sought to speed up consideration of a nearly $1 trillion bipartisan infrastructure package Monday, promising that Democrats w...

US Employers Ratchet Up The Pressure On The Unvaccinated

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NEW YORK (AP) — Employers are losing patience with unvaccinated workers. For months, most employers relied on information campaigns, bonuses and other incentives to encourage th...

Families Urge Using New Dna Tech To ID Pearl Harbor Unknowns

HONOLULU (AP) — William Edward Mann enlisted in the Navy after graduating from high school in rural Washington state. A guitar player, he picked up the ukulele while stationed in H...

Police Officers Become Candidates As Policing Debate Rages

LAS VEGAS (AP) — In his first campaign ad as a Republican candidate for Nevada governor, Joe Lombardo picks up a badge, a gun and a tactical vest that says “police” while a 911 cal...

Cuomo Mandates Vaccines Or Testing For NYC Transit Workers

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NEW YORK (AP) — Gov. Andrew Cuomo said workers in New York City’s airports and public transit system will have to get coronavirus vaccinations or face weekly testing, but he stoppe...

4 Killed In Helicopter Crash In Remote California Region

COLUSA, Calif. (AP) — Four people aboard a helicopter were killed when it crashed Sunday in a remote area of Northern California, the Colusa County Sheriff's Department said. Th...

Trump Mandated Some Settlement Products Labeled As Being From Israel. Some GOP Senators Want It To Become Law.

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WASHINGTON (JTA) — Seven Republican senators are backing a bill that would enshrine as law one of former President Donald Trump’s final orders — requiring products from the portion...

Florida Breaks Record For COVID-19 Hospitalizations

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ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A day after it recorded the most new daily cases since the start of the pandemic, Florida on Sunday broke a previous record for current hospitalizations, as th...

Fauci Says More ‘Pain And Suffering’ Still Ahead

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WASHINGTON — Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation’s top infectious disease expert, is warning of “some pain and suffering in the future” as coronavirus cases continue to rise. Fauci, s...

This Haredi Orthodox Mom Is The Face Of A New Adidas Campaign

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JERUSALEM (JTA) - In 2016, Beatie Deutsch placed sixth in the Jerusalem half marathon. Watching Deutsch, an Israeli born in America, you would have never guessed that she had taken...

Tenants Prepare For Unknown As Eviction Moratorium Ends

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BOSTON (AP) — Tenants saddled with months of back rent are facing the end of the federal eviction moratorium Saturday, a move that could lead to millions being forced from their ho...

Israeli Gymnast Wins Historic Gold Medal At Tokyo Olympics

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JERUSALEM (VINnews) — For the first time in 17 years and only for the second time in its history, Israel has won a gold medal at the Olympics. Israeli gymnast Artem Dolgopyat won t...

Yeshiva Student Killed In Ukraine Remembered For Caring For Special Needs COVID-19 Victim

NEW YORK (VINnews) — Hershy Weiss, a 20-year-old yeshiva student who was tragically killed in a plane crash last week in the Ukraine, has been fondly remembered for his kindness to...

Swastikas Sprayed On Bnei Brak Shul Friday Night, Chareidi Politicians Blame Liberman’s ‘Incitement’

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JERUSALEM (VINnews) — Politicians from across the spectrum sharply condemned the spraying of swastikas on the Young Israel shul in Bnei Brak on Friday night. At the scene of the at...

Obstetrician Groups Recommend COVID Vaccine During Pregnancy

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WASHINGTON (AP) - Two leading obstetricians’ groups on Friday recommended COVID-19 shots for all pregnant women, citing concerns over rising cases and low vaccination rates. The...

Suburban NY County Considers Letting Police Sue Protesters

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MINEOLA, N.Y. (AP) — Lawmakers in a suburban New York county are set to vote Monday on a proposal that would allow police officers to sue protesters and collect financial damages —...

Oklahoma GOP Criticized For Anti-Semitic Facebook Post

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OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma Republican Party faced fierce criticism on Friday for a Facebook post likening COVID-19 vaccine mandates to the persecution of Jewish people in Na...