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Peter Salovey Named New Yale President

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Yale University named its provost, Peter Salovey, as the school’s new president.Read More


At Last! Florida Dems Claim Obama Victory

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Florida’s Democratic Party declared victory for President Barack Obama in the closely divided battleground state on Thursday, as he clung to a narrow but apparently insurmountable lead in the glacially slow tallying of votes from Tuesday’s election.Read More


Madoff Employee Faces 10 Years for Fraud

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One of Bernard Madoff’s longest-serving employees pleaded guilty on Thursday to falsifying records, a conspiracy that a prosecutor said began in the 1970s at the start of the multibillion-dollar Ponzi scheme.Read More


Bibi Vows Cooperation in Call to Obama

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Benjamin Netanyahu phoned Barack Obama to congratulate him on his re-election on Thursday, after critics accused the Israeli prime minister of backing Mitt Romney and jeopardising ties with Washington.Read More


Maker of Anti-Islam Film Gets Year in Prison

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An Egyptian Christian man who is one of the key figures behind an anti-Islam film that sparked violence in the Middle East and throughout the world was sentenced to prison.Read More


Gabrielle Giffords Stares Down Shooter in Court

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Former Arizona Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords watched in a federal courtroom on Thursday as the man convicted of killing six people and wounding 13 others, herself included, was to be sentenced for his crimes.Read More


Carmen Warschaw, Calif. Democrat, Dies at 95

By JTA

Carmen Warschaw, a national and California state Democratic leader and philanthropist, has died. She died on Election Day, Nov. 6, in Los Angeles of natural causes at the age of 95.Read More


Window for Iran Deal Opens After Obama Win

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The re-election of U.S. President Barack Obama could create an opportunity for new negotiations with Iran on its nuclear programme as sanctions pile economic pressure on its theocratic leaders.Read More


Accused Jewish School Abuser Faces Extradition

By JTA

A judge in the United States has cleared the way for the extradition to Australia of a man wanted in connection with alleged child sex abuse at a Jewish school.Read More


Israeli Teams Aid Ghana Mall Collapse Effort

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A team of Israeli experts was due to arrive in the West African nation on Thursday to assist a search for remaining survivors as rescue workers said they feared their condition was quickly deteriorating.Read More





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