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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...

Florida Breaks Record With More Than 21,000 New Covid Cases

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ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Florida reported 21,683 new cases of COVID-19, the state’s highest one-day total since the start of the pandemic, according to federal health data released Sat...

US Readies New Cuba Sanctions As Biden Meets Cuban-Americans

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration is expected to impose new sanctions on Cuba on Friday as President Joe Biden meets with Cuban-American leaders at the White House to disc...

Trump Urged Justice Officials To Declare Election ‘Corrupt’

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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump urged senior Justice Department officials to declare the 2020 election results “corrupt” in a December phone call, according to handwritten...

First Evacuation Flight Brings 221 Afghans, Many Kids, To US

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The first flight evacuating Afghans who worked alongside Americans in Afghanistan brought more than 200 people, including scores of children and babies in arms, t...

CDC Team: ‘War Has Changed’ As Delta Variant Dangers Emerge

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New evidence showing the delta variant is as contagious as chickenpox and may be more dangerous than other versions has prompted U.S. health officials to consider changing advice o...

Walmart Mandates Masks For All Workers In Some Areas

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NEW YORK (AP) — Walmart, the nation’s largest retailer and private employer, is reversing its mask policy and will require all its workers including vaccinated ones in areas with h...

Deborah Lipstadt, Noted Holocaust Historian, Is Biden’s Pick For Antisemitism Envoy

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WASHINGTON (JTA) — President Joe Biden is set to nominate Deborah Lipstadt, the Emory University Holocaust historian, to be the State Department’s antisemitism envoy. The White ...

In Robinhood’s Stock Debut, A Tumble And Then Sharp Swings

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NEW YORK (AP) — Wall Street gave Robinhood a cool reception Thursday in the online broker's debut in the stock market that it helped reshape by bringing millions of new investors. ...

Florida Virus Cases Soar, Hospitals Near Last Summer’s Peak

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MIAMI (AP) — Hospital admissions of coronavirus patients continue to soar in Florida with at least two areas in the state surpassing the previous peaks of last summer's surge, prom...

Jewish Former Sen. Carl Levin, Powerful Military Voice And Michigan’s Longest-Serving U.S. Senator, Has Died

DETROIT (AP) — Former Sen. Carl Levin, a powerful voice on military issues in Washington and a staunch supporter of the auto industry back home in Michigan during his record tenure...

Nikola Founder Milton Freed On $100M Bail After Fraud Arrest

NEW YORK (AP) — The founder and one-time executive chair of Nikola Corp. was freed on $100 million bail Thursday after pleading not guilty to charges alleging he lied about the ele...

Biden To Allow Eviction Moratorium To Expire Saturday

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BOSTON (AP) — The Biden administration announced Thursday it will allow a nationwide ban on evictions to expire Saturday, arguing that its hands are tied after the Supreme Court si...

Trump Supporters Raise $5.7M For Arizona Election Audit

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PHOENIX (AP) — Groups connected to prominent supporters of former President Donald Trump have raised $5.7 million for Arizona Republicans' election audit. Doug Logan, CEO of Cyb...

New Yorkers Say They’ve Been Ignored In Stop-And-Frisk Fight

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NEW YORK (AP) — Eight years after a judge ruled New York City police violated the constitution by stopping, questioning and frisking mostly Black and Hispanic people on the street ...

Itzik Shmoli Comes Full Circle- From Social Activist To Welfare Minister To UJA-NY Israel Representative

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JERUSALEM (VINnews) — In 2011, Itzik Shmoli was a prominent social activist and student leader who had fought various battles against the Israeli government regarding rights of Hol...

Ted Cruz Blocks Bill Advancing Israel-Arab Normalization, Citing Pressure On Israel To Reach Two-State Solution

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WASHINGTON (JTA) — Sen. Ted Cruz is blocking the advance of a bill that would promote normalization between Israel and Arab states because it includes language enshrining a two-sta...

De Blasio: Get Vaxxed By Monday To Be Protected By Rosh Hashanah

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NEW YORK (JTA) — New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio has a message for Jewish New Yorkers: If you want to be fully vaccinated by Rosh Hashanah, you need to get your first Pfizer sho...

Pro-Sanders Group Rebranding Into ‘Pragmatic Progressives’

WASHINGTON (AP) — Stinging from the disappointment of Bernie Sanders' loss in the 2016 Democratic presidential primary, supporters pumped millions into the powerful advocacy group ...

PM Bennett Authorizes Booster COVID-19 Shot For Israelis Over 60

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JERUSALEM (VINnews) — Prime Minister Naftali Bennett announced Thursday that he was adopting the recommendations of a health ministry panel stating that old people and people at hi...