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Biden Administration Resumes Payments To UNRWA; Israel Objects

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WASHINGTON (JTA) — The Biden administration resumed U.S. funding for UNRWA, the U.N. agency that administers to Palestinian refugees and their descendants, overturning Trump admini...

Authorities: Tiger Woods Was Driving Almost 90 Mph When He Crashed SUV Near LA

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Tiger Woods was driving nearly 90 mph — twice the posted speed limit — on a downhill stretch of road when he lost control of an SUV outside Los Angeles and crash...

Andrew Giuliani Says He’s Thinking About Run For NY Governor

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NEW YORK (AP) — Andrew Giuliani, the son of former New York City Mayor Rudolph Giuliani and a former aide in the Trump administration, said in interviews Wednesday that he is evalu...

Monsey Chanukah Stabber Deemed Mentally Unfit For Trial

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NEW YORK (VINnews) — Grafton Thomas, the man who attacked 5 men with a Machete at a Monsey Chanukah party in 2019, will likely avoid jail time. According to court documents rele...

Cuomo Aide Says He Slammed Door Shut Before Groping Her

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ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A staffer who has accused New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo of groping her at the executive mansion said he slammed the door of his office and told her “I don’t care” ...

NYC Corruption Case Prompts Dismissal Of 90 Drug Convictions

NEW YORK (AP) — Prosecutors are asking a New York City court to throw out 90 drug convictions following a review of arrests involving a former narcotics detective charged with corr...

UPS Explores eTVOLs, Part Helicopter And Part Plane

UPS is buying 10 electric vertical aircraft as it attempts to improve delivery times in small and mid-size markets. eVTOLs are a cross between a helicopter and a fixed-wing airp...

CDC: Variant Found In Britain Most Common In US

WASHINGTON — A variant of the coronavirus first identified in Britain is now the most common strain of coronavirus circulating in the United States. The director of the Centers ...

NYT: Top Nazi Official Who Spied For US Was Allowed To Avoid Trial Until His Death In 1975

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WASHINGTON (JTA) - A top Austrian Nazi who was responsible for the murder of thousands of Jews avoided prosecution until his death in 1975 because he spied for the West, The New Yo...

Study: One In Three COVID-19 Survivors Suffer Long-Term Neurological And Mental Issues

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NEW YORK (VINnews) — One in three people who recover from COVID-19 suffer from a neurological or psychiatric diagnosis six months on, according to the largest study so far publishe...

First Ever Holocaust Memorial Ceremony To Be Held In Dubai

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JERUSALEM (VINnews) — As Israel marks Holocaust Remembrance Day, a historic ceremony will be taking place for the first time in Dubai, UAE. The ceremony will be attended by Israeli...

US Treasury: 156 Million Coronavirus Relief Payments Issued

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Treasury Department said Wednesday it has issued more than 156 million payments as part of President Joe Biden's coronavirus relief plan, including 25 million...

Mansour Abbas, Pivotal Person In Israeli Politics, Who Are You?

JERUSALEM (VINnews) —  In an historic speech last week, United Arab List leader Mansour Abbas called for harmonious cooperation between the state of Israel and its Arab citizens. A...

Iran Ship Serving As Red Sea Troop Base Near Yemen Attacked

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DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — An Iranian cargo ship believed to be a base for the paramilitary Revolutionary Guard and anchored for years in the Red Sea off Yemen has been att...

Lawmakers Call YouTube Kids A ‘Wasteland Of Vapid’ Content

WASHINGTON (AP) — A House subcommittee is investigating YouTube Kids, saying the Google-owned video service feeds children inappropriate material in “a wasteland of vapid, consumer...

Ex-NBA Great Paul Pierce Fired By ESPN, Talks Of Love Of Shabbat

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OAKLAND (JTA) - In the middle of a racy viral Instagram video that preceded his firing from a broadcasting gig at ESPN, NBA legend Paul Pierce spent over a minute lauding the Jewis...

Harris: Vaccinated Can Be ‘Role Models’ For Friends, Family

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CHICAGO (AP) — Vice President Kamala Harris on Tuesday urged Chicago union members to share their experience receiving a COVID-19 vaccine and act as “role models" for family and fr...

Florida Governor Rebuts Vaccine ‘Pay-to-play’ Report On CBS

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ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis pushed back aggressively Tuesday against a “60 Minutes” report that suggested he initially made a deal to distribute COVID-19 vaccine...

Watch: Press Conference Held By Michael I. Inzelbuch, Attorney For Jewish Family Kicked Off Spirits Airline Flight

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NEW JERSEY (VINnews) — A press conference was held Tuesday evening by Michael I. Inzelbuch, the attorney retained by the Jewish family who was kicked off a Spirits Airline flight d...

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Meets With Top NYC Jewish Group For First Time Since Assuming Office

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NEW YORK (JTA) — Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez sat down for a public interview with a top New York City Jewish group, ending what some had considered a snub of Jewish leadership si...