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    Spirit Airways’ Steward Calls Jewish Family “Those Retarded Jews” On Nightmare Flight

    When Chani and Yisroel of Boro Park checked in on Tuesday, January 8, 2019, for their Spirit Airlines flight #521 from Newark airport to fly to their vacation destination at Fort Lauderdale with their three daughters ⎼ ages 3, 2 and 1 month-old ⎼ all was normal with their check-in process. Upon...

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    Clifton, NJ City Council Agrees to $2.5 Million Settlement With Shul Over Zoning Discrimination Case

    Agudath Israel of America hailed yesterday’s unanimous decision by the Clifton (New Jersey) City Council to settle their decade-old zoning discrimination case with Congregation Shomrei Torah. The $2.5 million settlement is one of the largest-ever recoveries under the Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act (RLUIPA). The federal law, which was enacted...

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    BILLION DOLLAR BREAKUP: Amazon Founder Jeff Bezos, Wife To Divorce; Could Be Most Expensive Split Of All Time

    Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos said he and his wife MacKenzie have decided to divorce after 25 years of marriage. Bezos, one of the world’s richest men, made the announcement on Twitter Wednesday. The two married in 1993 after they met at hedge fund D.E. Shaw in New York, where they...

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    New York State Lawmakers Again Trying To Remove Trump Name From Park

    Lawmakers in the Democrat-controlled New York Legislature are making another attempt to have President Donald Trump’s name removed from a defunct state park. Sen. Brad Hoylman, of Manhattan, and Assemblywoman Nily Rozic, of Queens, have introduced legislation that would allow the state parks commissioner to give Donald J. Trump State Park a...

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    US Medical Marketing Reaches $30 Billion, Drug Ads Top Surge

    Ads for prescription drugs appeared 5 million times in just one year, capping a recent surge in U.S. medical marketing, a new analysis found. The advertisements for various medicines showed up on TV, newspapers, online sites and elsewhere in 2016. Their numbers soared over 20 years as part of broad health industry...

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    Supreme Court Won’t Hear Lawsuit Over Jewish-Owned Art Seized During WWII

    Heirs of a renowned Jewish art collector won’t be able use U.S courts to sue Hungary’s government for the return of paintings seized during World War II that are worth millions. The Supreme Court on Monday said it wouldn’t take the case. That means an appeals court ruling that Hungary is immune...

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    32-Year-Old NY Woman Arrested After Enrolling In High School As Teen

    Police have arrested a 32-year-old woman who they say tried to enroll in high school classes in New York while pretending to be a 15-year-old homeless teen. The woman is facing charges of offering a false instrument for filing, falsifying business records and criminal trespassing. District Superintendent Anthony Taibi says the woman...

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    New York Lawmakers Return To Take Up Pot, Tolls, Sports Bets

    Legalized marijuana, sports betting and new traffic tolls in Manhattan are just some of the measures Democrats believe they can push through the New York Legislature in a 2019 session that begins this week with their party in control of both chambers and the governor’s office for the first time in a...

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    Ginsburg Missing Supreme Court Arguments For 1st Time in Over 25 Years

    Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is missing arguments for the first time in more than 25 years as she recuperates from cancer surgery last month, the Supreme Court said. Ginsburg was not on the bench as the court met Monday to hear arguments. It was not clear when she would return to the...

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    Survey: US Firms Added A Strong 271,000 Jobs In December

    U.S. businesses added a robust 271,000 jobs in December. Payroll processor ADP said Thursday that last month’s job gains marked a sharp upturn from November’s gain of 157,000. The gains, if backed up by government numbers due Friday, could be strong enough to reduce the unemployment rate. The burst of hiring last...

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    Over 60 Percent Of The Olim Arriving In Israel In 2018 Are Not Recognized As Jews

    According to data released by the Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS) this week, Israel’s population in 2018 increased by 173,600 which includes 32,600 olim. In a worrisome figure, only 39% of the new immigrants in 2018 are recognized by the Chief Rabbinate of Israel as Jews and 54% are classified as “other”....

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    North Korean Envoy To Italy Is Missing: Did He Defect?

    North Korea’s top diplomat in Italy and his wife have gone into hiding, according to a South Korean lawmaker, raising the possibility of a rare defection of a senior North Korean official. The news came from South Korea’s spy agency, which briefed lawmakers in Seoul on Thursday on the status of North...

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    Another Pharmaceutical Company Recalls Blood Pressure Medication Over Cancer Concerns

    Another drug maker is recalling a medication used to treat high blood pressure and heart failure over concerns that tablets could be contaminated with a cancer-causing agent. Drug maker Aurobindo Pharma USA is voluntarily recalling 80 lots Amlodipine Valsartan Tablets USP, Valsartan HCTZ Tablets, USP and Valsartan Tablets USP The U.S. Food and Drug...

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    American Arrested in Russia on Spying Charges Claims Innocence

    Paul Whelan, a former U.S. Marine arrested in Russia on espionage charges, was visiting Moscow over the holidays to attend a wedding when he suddenly disappeared, his brother said Tuesday. Whelan, 48, who is head of global security for a Michigan-based auto parts supplier, was arrested on Friday. In announcing the arrest...

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    Single $425M Jackpot-Winning Mega Millions Ticket Sold in New York

    One single winning $425 million Mega Millions ticket was sold in Upper Brookville, Nassau County. The winning numbers for the New Year’s Day drawing were 34, 44, 57, 62 and 70, and the Mega Ball was 14. The ticket was sold by Brookville Auto Service on Route 25A. The giant jackpot was...

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    Elizabeth Warren Makes Big Move Toward 2020 Presidential Run

    Sen. Elizabeth Warren on Monday took the first major step toward launching a widely anticipated campaign for the presidency, hoping her reputation as a populist fighter can help her navigate a Democratic field that could include nearly two dozen candidates. “No matter what our differences, most of us want the same thing,”...

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    MAZEL TOV! A 4th Chareidi Grandchild For Israel PM Netanyahu

    While Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and his wife Sara continue their visit to Brazil, his chareidi daughter, Noa Roth, gave birth to a healthy baby girl. This is the fourth child in the family, after two sons and a daughter. Noa is married to Chabad businessman Daniel Roth and they live in the Sanhedria neighborhood...

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    Official: Russian Weapon 27 Times Faster Than Speed Of Sound

    Russia’s new strategic weapon has rendered any missile defenses useless at a small fraction of their cost, officials said Thursday. The Avangard hypersonic glide vehicle flies 27 times faster than the speed of sound, making it impossible to intercept, Deputy Prime Minister Yuri Borisov told Russian state television. The new weapon “essentially...

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    Boston Marathon Bomber’s Lawyers Want Death Sentence Tossed

    Boston Marathon Bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s convictions or death sentence should be tossed because it was impossible for him to get a fair trial in the same city where the shrapnel-packed, pressure cooker bombs exploded, his lawyers told a federal appeals court on Thursday. In a 500-page brief filed in the 1st U.S....

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    Israel To Allow Medical Marijuana Exports

    The Israeli Knesset has unanimously approved a law to permit exports of medical marijuana, allowing the country to tap the lucrative global market. Israel will become the third country, after the Netherlands and Canada, to take its medical cannabis global. The Israeli medical cannabis company iCAN predicts the global industry will reach...

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    Joyrider Steals New York City Bus, Goes Undetected For Hours

    Authorities say a joyrider sneaked off with an empty New York City bus and took it on an hourslong adventure from the Bronx to Queens and back. Police said Wednesday they’re searching for a suspect in Sunday’s brazen heist, which was starting to gain attention after the Christmas holiday. Police said the...

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    SOLD IN BROOKLYN: Winning $294 Million Powerball Ticket

    The winning ticket in Wednesday night’s $298.3 million Powerball drawing was sold at a Brooklyn gas station. The winning numbers were 05-25-38-52-67, Powerball: 24, Power Play: 2. Lottery officials report that Arnold’s Service Station on Linden Boulevard in East New York sold this game’s winning ticket. The winner’s identity is not yet...

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    What 2019 May Hold For Your Finances

    It’s tough to know what each new year may hold. But when it comes to economic issues, there are usually enough indicators to provide a solid glimpse into what’s ahead. So we asked experts to weigh in on how they anticipate how those big drivers may impact your financial well-being in 2019....

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    Hamas: Palestinian Speaker Barred From Ramallah Over Abbas Criticism

    Palestinian police have barred the Hamas-affiliated speaker of the Palestinian parliament from entering the West Bank city of Ramallah. Speaker Aziz Dweik had been set to hold a press conference in Ramallah to criticize President Mahmoud Abbas’ decision to dissolve the Palestinian legislature, which is controlled by the rival Hamas movement. Palestinian...