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Is It Ok For Teens To Drink Coffee?

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NEW YORK (AP-The Conversation) - Is it OK for teens to drink coffee? When my daughter was around 14 years old, she began to ask if she could have a cup of coffee in the morning ...

First Space-baked Cookies Took 2 Hours In Experimental Oven

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — The results are finally in for the first chocolate chip cookie bake-off in space. While looking more or less normal, the best cookies required two ho...

Buttigieg’s Unlikely Iowa Rise Now Carries High Expectations

DUBUQUE, Iowa (AP) — Pete Buttigieg finds himself in a place that he could hardly have contemplated when he began running for president a year ago: He likely cannot finish lower th...

Why Credit Card Rewards Are Targeting ‘Convenience’ Spending

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NEW YORK (AP) - If you’re spending a lot on convenience — whether in the form of grocery delivery, ride-hailing or meal delivery — your credit card wants to reward you for it, whil...

Iconic Journalist Jim Lehrer Dies At 85

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NEW YORK (AP) — Jim Lehrer, co-host and later host of the nightly PBS "NewsHour" that for decades offered a thoughtful take on current events, has died, PBS said Thursday. He was 8...

Weather Forces Cancellation Of Kushner Israel Visit

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WASHINGTON (Israel Hayom) — Senior adviser to President Donald Trump Jared Kushner and U.S. Special Representative for International Negotiations Avi Berkowitz will not attend the ...

Jason Greenblatt Says He Left Trump Administration Due To Israeli Political Turbulence — And Yeshiva Tuitions

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NEW YORK (JTA) - Jason Greenblatt said he left his position as special representative for international negotiations in the Trump administration because of political turbulence in ...

NYC Subway Chief Andy Byford Resigns After 2 Years

NEW YORK (AP) — The president of New York City's subways announced his resignation on Thursday, two years after being brought in to help turn around the beleagured system. No re...

US Imposes Visa Rules For Pregnant Women On ‘Birth Tourism’

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration on Thursday published new visa rules aimed at restricting “birth tourism," in which women travel to the U.S. to give birth so their child...

‘Who Is She?’ – US Treasury Chief Takes Swipe At Thunberg

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DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) — U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin says Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg is in no position to give economic advice until she’s gone to college ...

Democrats Face Risks And Limits In Trump’s Impeachment Trial

WASHINGTON (AP) — The challenge is becoming increasingly clear for House Democrats prosecuting President Donald Trump's impeachment case as the Senate convenes for a second day of ...

Iran Uses Violence, Politics To Try To Push US Out Of Iraq

BEIRUT (AP) — Iran has long sought the withdrawal of American forces from neighboring Iraq, but the U.S. killing of an Iranian general and an Iraqi militia commander in Baghdad has...

Trump White House Reportedly Again Credentials Website That Called Impeachment A ‘Jew Coup’

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WASHINGTON (JTA) — The Trump White House has again credentialed TruNews, the outlet that called the impeachment of President Donald Trump a “Jew coup,” this time to cover Trump’s v...

Firefighting Plane Crashes In Australia, Killing 3 Americans

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SYDNEY (AP) — Three American crew members were killed Thursday when a C-130 Hercules aerial water tanker crashed while battling wildfires in southeastern Australia, officials said....

Neo-nazi Leader Quotes Hitler In Motion Filed In Federal Court

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CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA (JTA) — Neo-Nazi podcaster Christopher Cantwell quoted Adolf Hitler in a motion filed in federal court in Virginia. The quote, with which he opens the motion...

Trump Sets Presidential Record For Most Tweets In A Day

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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump set a presidential record for activity on his favorite social media platform Wednesday, tweeting and retweeting at length about the Senate ...

US To Impose Visa Restrictions For Pregnant Women

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is coming out with new visa restrictions aimed at restricting “birth tourism," in which women travel to the U.S. to give birth so their c...

Police: 8 People Shot, 1 Dead In Downtown Seattle

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SEATTLE (AP) — A gunman opened fire in downtown Seattle on Wednesday night, killing one person and wounding seven others, authorities said. Seattle Fire Chief Harold Scoggins sa...

City Suspends Miami Police Captain Who Claimed To Be Black

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MIAMI (AP) — The city of Miami on Wednesday suspended a Hispanic police captain who was strongly condemned after he publicly claimed he was black when fighting accusations that he ...

New Rules Could Bump Emotional-support Animals From Planes

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WASHINGTON (AP) - The days of passengers bringing rabbits, turtles and birds on planes as emotional-support animals could be ending. The U.S. Department of Transportation on Wed...