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Press Conference to Warn of COVID Spike Shut Down by 2 Hecklers -- A press conference called Friday by New York City health officials regarding spike in COVID-19 cases in some neighborhoods was shut down early due to two hecklers."This may be the

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Coronavirus - Israel - Record-Breaking 7,527 New Coronavirus Cases, as Israel Enters Strict Lockdown - Hamodia - Clalit Health care workers take test samples of Israelis to check if they have been infected with the Coronavirus in a testing center, in Modiin Illit on Wednesday. (Yossi Aloni/Flash90)The

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Fight Over Trump Tax Returns Goes to Appeals Court — Again -- U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally at Cecil airport in Jacksonville, Florida, U.S., September 24, 2020. REUTERS/Tom BrennerA federal appeals court is set to hear arguments Friday

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Community - Coronavirus - NYC Puts Private Schools in NYC Neighborhoods Seeing COVID Uptick on Alert - Hamodia - The Health Department has issued Commissioner's Orders to private schools in neighborhoods experiencing a COVID-19 uptick, putting the schools on alert that any violation of guidelines may result in closure

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Minister: To Fly Now, Passengers Must Have Purchased Tickets Before Lockdown -- Aryeh Stern -- Passengers will be allowed to leave Israel on flights during the lockdown, as long as they purchased their ticket before the national lockdown begins at 2 p.m. on Friday, Transportation

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UAE, Israeli Cyber Chiefs Discuss Joining Forces to Combat Common Threats -- Hamodia -- The United Arab Emirates and Israel share threats to their national online networks, the Israeli cyber-security chief said on Thursday in a rare public discussion of potential cooperation with his

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Knesset Votes on Emergency Measures, Shuls to be Open on Yom Kippur -- Yisrael Price -- Yisrael Price - Invoking terms such as "war" and "national emergency," Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu‏‏ told the nation on Thursday night that a full nationwide lockdown was necessary in

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Department of Health Issues Warning to Neighborhoods With High Infection Rates -- Hamodia Staff -- The NYC Dept of Health issued a cautionary notice on Thursday, September 24, that if the elevated positivity levels in Brooklyn and Queens neighborhoods do not reverse themselves, the city

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Community Medical Professionals Urge Increased Caution Amid Ongoing COVID Spike -- Rafael Hoffman -- After nearly a month of a steady uptick in COVID cases in Orthodox population centers in and around the New York area, levels of concern have risen significantly among medical

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'Shabboxes' at Torah Outreach Program of South Florida -- Devorah Klein -- Torah Outreach Program (TOP) of South Florida, under the direction of Rabbi Yisroel Bodkins, is a program that is designed to teach faith, hope, joy and meaning to Florida's senior

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Judge: 2020 Census Must Continue for Another Month -- A federal judge has stopped the 2020 census from finishing at the end of September and ordered the once-a-decade head count of every U.S. resident to continue for another month

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Trump Pays Respects To Late Supreme Court Justice Ginsburg -- President Donald Trump paid respects to late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Thursday morning, just two days before he announces his nominee to replace her on the high

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U.K. Police Officer Shot Dead at Custody Center in South London -- Police said the incident occurred while a man was being detained at the Croydon Custody Center at about 2.15 a.m. The unnamed officer was treated at the scene and taken

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N. Korea's Kim Apologizes Over Shooting Death of S. Korean -- North Korean leader Kim Jong Un apologized Friday over the killing of a South Korea official near the rivals' disputed sea boundary, saying he's "very sorry" about the incident he

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NYC Reports 6 West Nile Virus cases, 1 Death -- Hamodia Staff -- New York City has reported its first confirmed cases of West Nile virus for the 2020 season, including one death, the Health Department announced Thursday. Six New Yorkers have been

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N.J. Lawmakers Approve Budget With Millionaire Tax -- Hamodia -- New Jersey's legislature approved a $32.7 billion budget that borrows almost 14% of the total, raises millionaires' income taxes and cuts the proposed pension payment. Gov. Phil Murphy, whose fellow

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Democrats Prepare Bill Limiting U.S. Supreme Court Justice Terms to 18 Years -- Hamodia -- NEW YORK, Sept 24 (Reuters) - Democrats in of the House of Representatives will introduce a bill next week to limit the tenure of U.S. Supreme Court justices to 18 years from current lifetime appointments, in a bid to reduce partisan

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Federal Prosecutor Announces Inquiry Into Nine Discarded Ballots Cast for Trump -- Hamodia -- A top federal prosecutor in the battleground state of Pennsylvania revealed on Thursday his office has launched an investigation into a small number of discarded mail-in ballots that were cast

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Despite Economic Woes, Sales of New Homes Surge 4.8% in August -- Hamodia -- The market for newly constructed homes in the U.S. continued its upward climb in August, despite the ongoing pandemic and lingering worries about the future of the U.S. economy. The

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U.S. Weekly Jobless Claims Rise as the Labor Market Recovery Slows -- Hamodia -- The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits unexpectedly increased last week, supporting views the economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic was running out of steam amid diminishing

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AstraZeneca Still Waiting for FDA Decision to Resume U.S. Trial -- Hamodia -- (Reuters) - AstraZeneca is still waiting for the go-ahead from the U.S. drug regulator to restart the clinical trial of its potential COVID-19 vaccine in the United States, Chief Executive

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How Can I Tell the Difference Between the Flu and COVID-19? -- Hamodia -- It's impossible to tell without a test. Influenza and COVID-19 have such similar symptoms, you may need to get tested to know what's making you miserable. Body aches, sore throat,

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OPINION: Don't Fall for Filibuster Abolition - It's a Trap -- Carl Levin, Richard A. Arenberg -- Some progressives, probably because they assume Democrats are going to control the Senate after the election, are arguing that the filibuster should be abolished. In the words of John Steinbeck,

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Thinking -- Hamodia -- These scenes are so common that some version of it has likely happened to — or been observed by — most of our readers. Two acquaintances meet on the street.

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