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Iran President Proclaims Victory of Moderation

By Reuters

Moderate cleric Hassan Rohani won Iran’s presidential election on Saturday with a resounding defeat of conservative hardliners, calling it a victory of moderation over extremism and pledging a new tone of respect in international affairs.Read More


'Tweet' and 'Geekery' Make Cut in New Dictionary

By Reuters

“Tweet”, “dad dancing” and “geekery” are three of more than 1,200 new or revised words in the latest version of the Oxford English Dictionary (OED) released on Friday.Read More


New Jersey Court Hears Challenge to Frank Lautenberg Senate Seat Vote

By Reuters

New Jersey’s State Supreme Court said on Friday it would hear a challenge to Governor Chris Christie’s plan to hold a special election in October to fill the U.S. Senate seat left vacant by the death of Senator Frank Lautenberg.Read More


Iran Moderate Set To Win Election

By Reuters

Moderate cleric Hassan Rohani took a solid lead over conservative rivals on Saturday in preliminary vote counting in Iran’s presidential election in what could be the makings of a surprise victory over favoured hardliners.Read More


Evelyn Kozak, World's Oldest Jew, Dies at 113

By Forward Staff

A woman who claimed the title of the world’s oldest Jewish person died in New York at age 113, the Associated Press reported.Read More


Myriad Genetics Stock Plunges After Supreme Court Loss

By Forward Staff

The stock of Myriad Genetics plunged after the Supreme Court rejected its effort to patent a human gene mutation that is linked to cancer and is common among Ashkenazi Jews.Read More


Is Chabad Document Trove Feud With Russia Over?

By Reuters

Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday that a years-long spat with the United States over thousands of Jewish religious writings should end now that some are on display in Moscow’s new Jewish museum.Read More


Chabad Document Trove Dispute Settled, Putin Says

By JTA

The transfer of a number of Jewish texts claimed by the Chabad-Lubavitch movement to Moscow’s newly opened Jewish museum should put to rest a dispute with the movement and the United States, Russian President Vladimir Putin said.Read More


Nazi Killer Found After Hiding in Plain Sight

By JTA

A man suspected of being a Ukrainian Nazi with links to murders during the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising and other massacres has been living in Minnesota for over 50 years, according to evidence recently uncovered.Read More


Hasidic Women Sweat Over Lack of Female Lifeguard

By Frimet Goldberger

Ultra-Orthodox women in Brooklyn, want to experience the joys of summer like anyone else. But that may not be possible this year, due to a lack of female lifeguards.Read More


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