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FILE - Bitcoin.com buttons are seen displayed on the floor of the Consensus 2018 blockchain technology conference in New York City, New York, U.S., May 16, 2018. REUTERS/Mike Segar/File Photo

Programmer Bequeaths $500,000 In Bitcoins To US Right-Wing Groups And Then Commits Suicide

NEW YORK (VINnews) — A French computer programmer decided to bequeath his bitcoin fortune of $522,000 to a number of far-right American political activists before he committed suic...

Biden’s US Revives Support For WHO, Reversing Trump Retreat

GENEVA (AP) — The United States will resume funding for the World Health Organization and join its consortium aimed at sharing coronavirus vaccines fairly around the globe, Preside...

Powerball Jackpot Winner Worth $731.1M Sold In Maryland

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A single Powerball ticket sold in Maryland is the winner of an estimated $731.1 million jackpot, the first to get the top prize in months. Thanks to math...

Smooth Psaki Shows New Tone In First Biden Press Briefing

NEW YORK (AP) — If there's one thing clear after White House press secretary Jen Psaki's first session with reporters on Wednesday, it's that she's determined to minimize drama in ...

Biden’s First Cabinet Member To Lead Battered Intel Agencies

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate on Wednesday confirmed Avril Haines as director of national intelligence, giving President Joe Biden the first member of his Cabinet and placing the fi...

Watch: Jon Ossoff Is Sworn Into Senate Seat Holding Historic Book Of Hebrew Scripture

WASHINGTON (JTA) — Jewish millennial Jon Ossoff became Sen. Jon Ossoff on Wednesday afternoon at a socially distanced swearing-in ceremony in the Senate chambers hours after Joe Bi...

On Day One, Biden Targets Trump Policies On Climate, Virus

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden is moving swiftly to dismantle Donald Trump's legacy on his first day in office, signing a series of executive actions that reverse course on ...

Democrats Gaining Senate Control As New Members Take Oath

WASHINGTON (AP) — Three new senators were sworn into office Wednesday after President Joe Biden's inauguration, securing the majority for Democrats in the Senate and across a unifi...

Inauguration Fashion: Purple, Pearls, American Designers

WASHINGTON (AP) - Joe Biden and Kamala Harris showcased American designers at their inauguration Wednesday, and Harris gave a nod to women's suffrage and Shirley Chisholm in pearls...

Watch: President Trump’s Grandson Sings Hashem Melech As Parents Look On

NEW YORK (VINnews) — A clip showing Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump's son singing Jewish songs in his classroom as his parents watch him on Zoom has emerged on social media sites. T...

NY State Reports Vaccine Shortages And Cancel Appointments

NEW YORK (AP) — The push to inoculate Americans against the coronavirus is hitting a roadblock: A number of states are reporting they are running out of vaccine, and tens of thousa...

More Than A Dozen Jews, But Not Sheldon Silver, Among Donald Trump’s Last-Minute Pardons

WASHINGTON (JTA) - In the final hours of his presidency, Donald Trump awarded clemency to more than a dozen Jews who had been convicted of crimes — but not Sheldon Silver, the disg...

Watch: Youngest Inaugural Poet Amanda Gorman Captures the Moment, in Verse

NEW YORK (AP) — NEW YORK (AP) — In one of the inaugurations's most talked about moments, poet Amanda Gorman summoned images dire and triumphant Wednesday as she called out to the w...

Biden Takes The Helm As President: ‘Democracy Has Prevailed’

WASHINGTON (AP) — Joe Biden became the 46th President of the United States on Wednesday, declaring that “democracy has prevailed." He swore the oath of office to take the helm of a...

Work On Keystone Xl Pipeline Suspended Ahead Of Biden Action

TORONTO (AP) — The Canadian company behind the Keystone XL oil pipeline said Wednesday it has suspended work on the pipeline in in anticipation of incoming U.S. President Joe Biden...

All The Jews Joe Biden Has Tapped For Top Roles In His Administration

WASHINGOTN (JTA) - President-elect Joe Biden filled the months before Inauguration Day lining up a slate of Cabinet secretaries, assistants and advisors, many of them Jewish. Bi...

ZAKA Head Yehuda Meshi Zahav Slams Violators Of COVID-19 Regulations: ‘Worse Than Holocaust Deniers’

JERUSALEM (VINnews) — Yehuda Meshi Zahav, the director and founder of ZAKA, lost his mother Sora Zisel to coronavirus this week, less than a month after his brother died from a ser...

On Day One, Biden To Undo Trump Policies On Climate, Virus

WASHINGTON (AP) — In his first hours as president, Joe Biden will aim to strike at the heart of President Donald Trump’s policy legacy, signing a series of executive actions that r...

OU, Rabbinical Council Join Call For Day Of Prayer Amid Ongoing Pandemic

NEW YORK (JNS) - As the coronavirus pandemic continues to rage throughout the world and within Jewish communities—and especially in light of the new virus variants discovered in th...