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Israeli-Owned Cargo Ship Back at Sea After Suspected Iranian Attack -- An Israeli-owned cargo ship that suffered a mysterious explosion last week has left Dubai's port and was transiting the Gulf of Oman on Wednesday, satellite tracking data showed. The suspected

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Coronavirus - National - Jobless Aid, Direct Checks Could Get Trimmed as Senate Takes Up COVID-19 Aid Bill - Hamodia - The Senate is expected to take up President Joe Biden's $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief package on Wednesday, with fellow Democrats seeking to advance key priorities and jettison aspects that have

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'Due to Insufficient Budget, Environment Ministry Can't Deal With a Wide-Scale Ecological Disaster' -- Yoni Weiss -- ​​"Currently there are a number of plans on the government's table that are meant to transform Eilat and Ashkelon into 'oil cities.' The number of sea lines of communication transporting

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Legislature to Strip Cuomo of Emergency Powers -- Reuvain Borchardt -- The New York state Legislature has agreed on legislation repealing the temporary emergency powers that were granted to Gov. Andrew Cuomo last year at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic,

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U.S. Forces: Rockets Hit Airbase in Iraq Hosting U.S. Troops -- At least 10 rockets targeted a military base in western Iraq that hosts U.S.-led coalition troops on Wednesday, the coalition and the Iraqi military said. It was not immediately known

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Israel -- 4,240 New Coronavirus Cases at Lowest Infection Rate Since December -- The Military Intelligence Directorate reported Wednesday morning that 4,240 new coronavirus cases have been diagnosed out of some 88,000 tests conducted in the past 24 hours, putting Israel's contagion rate

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World -- Interim U.K. Study Finds One Dose of COVID Shots Reduces Hospitalization -- One dose of either Pfizer-BioNTech's or AstraZeneca's COVID-19 vaccine helps to prevent disease severe enough to require hospitalization of people in their 80s with other illnesses, interim data from a

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Palestinian COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout Under Fire Over Preferential of VIPs -- Hamodia -- The Palestinian Authority on Tuesday confirmed that it diverted some COVID-19 vaccination doses meant for medical workers to VIPs as critics charged but said this involved a small fraction of

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Netanyahu to UAE Ambassador: We're Changing the World -- Yoni Weiss -- Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu met on Tuesday at his office in Yerushalayim with Mohammed Al Khaja, the first United Arab Emirates Ambassador to Israel. Netanyahu told the ambassador that he

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Man Charged for Crash That Critically Injured Williamsburg Woman -- Reuvain Borchardt -- An Upstate New York man has been charged in a November accident that critically injured a Williamsburg mother of six. Jalen Ryan Ortiz, 22, of Middletown, is accused of speeding

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Voting-Reform Group Exec Apologizes for Calling Orthodox Jewish Community 'Extremist Bloc' -- Reuvain Borchardt -- An executive at a voter- and government-reform organization who referred to the Orthodox Jewish community in New York City as "an extremist bloc" due to its support for yeshiva independence,

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De Blasio Criticizes Voter-Reform Group Exec for Calling Orthodox Jews 'Extremist Bloc' -- Reuvain Borchardt -- New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio criticized an executive at a voter- and government-reform organization who referred to the Orthodox Jewish community as "an extremist bloc," describing the comments

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Six Dr. Seuss Books to Stop Being Published Over 'Hurtful and Wrong' Portrayals -- Six Dr. Seuss books are being retired after decades of criticism over racist imagery in the illustrated children's stories. Dr. Seuss Enterprises, the organization that carries on the author's legacy,

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Vernon Jordan, Activist, Former Clinton Adviser, Dies at 85 -- Vernon Jordan, who rose from humble beginnings in the segregated South to become a champion of civil rights before reinventing himself as a Washington insider and corporate influencer, has died

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Police: Explosion at Dutch COVID-19 Test Center Appears Intentional -- An explosive went off at a coronavirus testing center north of Amsterdam before sunrise on Wednesday, shattering windows but causing no injuries in what police called an intentional attack. An

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Nine Dead in Myanmar as Police Fire to Break Up Protests -- Myanmar security forces shot and killed nine people during protests against the military coup on Wednesday, witnesses and media reported, a day after a regional diplomatic push to end the

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NY Rep. Lee Zeldin Mulls Run for Governor Next Year as Cuomo Faces Mounting Scandals -- Hamodia -- Republican Rep. Lee Zeldin is considering running for governor next year as Gov. Cuomo contends with harassment claims and a federal probe into the state's handling of nursing home deaths.

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House Panel Reissues Subpoena for Trump's Tax Records -- Hamodia -- A U.S. House of Representatives panel has reissued a subpoena seeking Donald Trump's tax and financial records, saying in a memo made public on Tuesday it needs the documents to

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Neera Tanden Withdraws From Office of Management and Budget Nomination -- Hamodia Staff -- President Biden's nominee to serve as Director of the Office of Management and Budget, Neera Tanden, has withdrawn her name from consideration for that prestigious position. In a letter to

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Biden's Pick for SEC Flags Trading App Gimmicks for Scrutiny -- Hamodia -- President Joe Biden's choice to head the Securities and Exchange Commission told Congress on Tuesday that the agency should address how to protect investors who use online stock-trading platforms with

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Wall St set for Higher Open on J&J Vaccine Cheer, Stimulus Optimism -- Hamodia -- Wall Street's major averages were set to open sharply higher on Monday as bond markets calmed after a month-long selloff, while encouraging updates on the vaccine and stimulus fronts strengthened

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Goodbye Gas: Volvo to Make Only Electric Vehicles by 2030 -- Hamodia -- Volvo says it will make only electric vehicles by 2030. The Swedish automaker said Tuesday that it is phasing out the production of all cars with internal combustion engines —

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U.S. Probing Engine Fires in Nearly 1.9M Toyota RAV4 SUVs -- Hamodia -- The U.S. government is investigating complaints of engine compartment fires in nearly 1.9 million Toyota RAV4 small SUVs. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration began investigating after getting 11 fire

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The Other Vaccine -- Rabbi Eli Yelen -- Hashem spoke to mankind once. One might think He would give an inspirational talk. Maybe a complex shiur. He was speaking to the Dor Deah. The greatest. Imagine if a

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Fully Free, Full of Fear -- Esty Hofman -- Perhaps it's not surprising that, here in Toronto, we are lumbering along under prolonged lockdowns that have basically dogged us since last March in some form or another. It's been

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How to Braise Vegetables And Bring Out Their Best Flavors - Aaron Hutcherson - Whether you're new to braising vegetables or are looking to revisit recipes from your past, here's everything you need to know about how to turn your next haul of produce

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