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Toronto Vaccinates Police Officers Before Those 80 Or Above

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TORONTO (AP) — Canada’s largest city has started vaccinating police officers ahead of people 80 years of age and older. A Toronto police spokesperson said Monday police constables and sergeants who...

Harassment, Bullying Claims Dog Cuomo, Once A Pandemic Star

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NEW YORK (AP) — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, whose televised coronavirus briefings won plaudits last spring, is now fighting for his political life amid accusations of sexual harassment, bullying and u...

AI Panel Urges US To Boost Tech Skills Amid China’s Rise

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WASHINGTON (AP) — An artificial intelligence commission led by former Google CEO Eric Schmidt is urging the U.S. to boost its AI skills to counter China, including by pursuing "AI-enabled" weapons – s...

Cuomo Sends Letter Authorizing Probe Of Harassment Claims

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NEW YORK (AP) — New York's attorney general said she's moving forward with an investigation into sexual harassment allegations against Gov. Andrew Cuomo after receiving a letter from his office Monday...

Biden To Meet With Mexican President Amid Migration Issues

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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden plans a virtual meeting Monday with Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador — a chance for the pair to talk more fully about migration, confronting the coro...

Reps. Grace Meng And Ted Lieu Join Anti-Semitism Task Force Leadership, Replacing 2 Jewish Members

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WASHINGTON (JTA) — Two Taiwanese-American members of Congress have joined the leadership of its anti-Semitism task force. Reps. Grace Meng of New York and Ted Lieu of California, both Democrats, we...

Lakewood Vaad Condemns Black Live Matters Purim Costumes

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LAKEWOOD (JTA) - A local NAACP chapter complained that Jewish children in Lakewood, New Jersey, dressed in racist costumes during Purim. The chapter is seeking a meeting with leaders of the townshi...

Israeli Supreme Court Recognizes Reform, Conservative Converts As Jews Regarding Law Of Return

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JERUSALEM (VINnews) — In a landmark ruling, the Israeli Supreme Court ruled Monday that conversion performed by the Reform and Conservative movements in Israel will be recognized by the state of Israe...

CPAC Denies Its Stage Was A Nazi Symbol, As Host Hotel Calls The Symbol ‘Abhorrent’

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FLORIDA (JTA) - After viewers noted that the stage at the CPAC conference was shaped like a Nazi symbol, the organizer of the conservative political conference said any resemblance was unintentional. ...

Senate Democrats Consider Changes To House Virus Relief Bill

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Democrats considered reshaping parts of the House-passed COVID-19 relief bill on Monday, as party leaders who are hoping to salvage a minimum wage increase abandoned one propo...

Report: US Wasted Billions On Cars, Buildings In Afghanistan

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ISLAMABAD (AP) — The United States wasted billions of dollars in war-torn Afghanistan on buildings and vehicles that were either abandoned or destroyed, according to a report released Monday by a U.S....

First Emirati Ambassador To Israel Arrives To Start Post

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JERUSALEM (AP) — The United Arab Emirates’ first ambassador to Israel arrived Monday to start his posting in Tel Aviv, barely half a year after the countries formally established diplomatic relations....

Report: Obama Offered Syria Israeli Withdrawal From Golan Heights

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WASHINGTON (JNS) - Just a few months before the Syrian civil war erupted in March 2011, the Obama administration offered the Assad regime an Israeli withdrawal from the Golan Heights in return for sev...

France’s Sarkozy Convicted Of Corruption, Sentenced To Jail

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PARIS (AP) — A Paris court on Monday found French former President Nicolas Sarkozy guilty of corruption and influence peddling and sentenced him to one year in prison and a two-year suspended sentence...

Regulator: China Not Ready To Let Boeing 737 Max Fly Again

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BEIJING (AP) — China isn’t ready to join the United States in approving Boeing’s 737 Max to return to flying following a two-year grounding prompted by a pair of fatal crashes, a regulator said Monday...

Watch: Grandmother Chases After Thief, Knocks Him Down And Retrieves Handbag

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NEW YORK (VINnews) — A grandmother from Gold Coast, Australia ran after a thief who tried to snatch her handbag and successfully fought him off and retrieved her handbag. In dramatic footage from a...

Netanyahu Accuses Iran Of Attacking Israeli-Owned Cargo Ship

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JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday accused Iran of attacking an Israeli-owned ship in the Gulf of Oman last week, a mysterious explosion that further spiked security ...

13 Thoughts and Sayings of HaGaon haRav Henoch Leibowitz zt”l

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By Rabbi Yair Hoffman for 5tjt.com As we age, we appreciate even more the thoughts and sayings of our Rebbeim who are no longer here.  It has been almost 13 years since Rav Henoch Leibowith zt”l pa...

A $25 Million Mistake

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By: Mr. Avrohom Weinstock, Esq. Chief of Staff, Agudath Israel of America Mistakes happen. Most mistakes, though, don’t cost $25 million. A seemingly small misread of the Smart School Bond A...

Tempers Fly as Flight is Grounded After Chasidic Couple Allegedly Targeted on Frontier Airlines

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MIAMI (VINnews/Sandy Eller) - A full flight of passengers heading from Miami to New York was forced to deplane after a heated allegedly incident involving a Chasidic couple and their unmasked 16 month...