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Judge Temporarily Blocks Tell-all Book By Trump’s Niece

A tell-all book by President Donald Trump’s niece cannot be published until a judge decides the merits of claims by the president’s brother that its publication would violate a pac...

Dem Climate Plan Would End Greenhouse Gas Emissions By 2050

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democrats on Tuesday unveiled a plan to address climate change that would set a goal of net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050, while pushing renewable e...

Gillibrand Announces $500M In Anti-missile Funding For Israel Into Defense Bill

WASHINGTON (JTA) — For Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, a New York Democrat, the announcement was routine, noting the inclusion of $500 million for Israel’s missile defense in a key defens...

City Crews Remove Some Barriers From Seattle Protest Zone

SEATTLE (AP) — Seattle transportation crews used heavy equipment Tuesday to remove some makeshift barriers around the city’s “occupied” protest zone following two fatal shootings i...

Fauci: US Could Reach 100,000 New Cases A Day

WASHINGTON — Dr. Anthony Fauci said coronavirus cases could grow to 100,000 a day in the U.S. if Americans don’t start following public health recommendations. The nation’s lead...

Book Coming From Dem House Counsel On Trump Impeachment

NEW YORK (AP) — A former Obama administration official and House counsel who helped draft the articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump has a book coming out this summ...

Why Are So Many People Lighting Off Fireworks?

NEW YORK (THE CONVERSATION/AP) The number of fireworks being lit off at night is out of control this year. While people often light off fireworks close to the Fourth of July, th...

Netanyahu Signals Delay In West Bank Annexation Plan

JERUSALEM (AP) — Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Tuesday that discussions with the U.S. on his plan to annex occupied West Bank territory would continue “in the coming days,...

Baby Bust: Study Predicts Half Million Less Births In The US In Wake Of Coronavirus

WASHINGTON D.C. (VINnews) — A Brookings Institute research report predicts that the coronavirus will not cause a baby boom and may even lead to half a million less births in the US...

Palestinian Authority Says It Is Ready To Restart Peace Negotiations With Israel

RAMALLAH, WEST BANK (JTA) - With the date set by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to begin annexing West Bank territory days away, the Palestinians appear ready to restart...

China Approves Contentious Hong Kong National Security Law

HONG KONG (AP) — China on Tuesday approved a contentious national security law that will allow authorities to crack down on subversive and secessionist activity in Hong Kong, a mov...

Supreme Court Lifts Ban On State Aid To Religious Schooling

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Tuesday made it easier for religious schools to obtain public funds, upholding a Montana scholarship program that allows state tax credits fo...

How Risky Is Flying During The Coronavirus Pandemic?

NEW YORK (AP) - How risky is flying during the coronavirus pandemic? Flying can increase your risk of exposure to infection, but airlines are taking some precautions and you can...

Drive-up US Citizenship Eases Backlog

DETROIT (AP) — A 60-year-old U.K. citizen drove into a Detroit parking garage on a recent afternoon, lowered the window of her SUV to swear an oath, and left as a newly minted Amer...

What Is Fox Soul TV? And Is It Broadcasting A Speech By Louis Farrakhan?

NEW YORK (JTA) - On Thursday, a Twitter account representing a network called Fox Soul TV announced that it would be broadcasting a speech by Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakha...

Dems Push Campaign-Season Health Care Bill Through House

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats pushed a package expanding “Obamacare” coverage through the House on Monday, a measure that's doomed to advance no further but spotlights how the corona...

White House: Trump Not Briefed On ‘Unverified’ Bounties

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House said Monday that President Donald Trump wasn't briefed on U.S. intelligence assessments earlier this year that Russia secretly offered bounties to...

2 Ohio Little Caesars Employees Fired For Making Pepperoni-swastika Pizza

CLEVELAND, OH (JTA) - A Little Caesars restaurant in Brook Park, Ohio, has fired two employees who made a swastika out of pepperoni slices on a couple’s pizza. Misty and Jason L...

Ocasio-Cortez And Tlaib Among 4 Democrats Calling For Cuts In Israel Aid If Annexation Goes Ahead

WASHINGTON (JTA) — Four progressive House Democrats have written to the secretary of state calling on the United States to cut assistance to Israel should it proceed to annex parts...

US Pending Home Sales See Record-Breaking Rebound In May

SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) — The number of Americans signing contracts to buy homes rebounded a record 44.3% in May after a record-breaking decline the previous month, as the impact o...

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