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Gerard Depardieu Gets Passport From Putin

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Russian President Vladimir Putin has granted citizenship to Gerard Depardieu, the French movie star who is quitting his homeland to avoid a tax hike on the rich, the Kremlin said on Thursday.Read More


Chabad Yeshiva in Mass. Needs $472K To Survive

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A Chabad-affiliated yeshiva in Worcester, Mass., has launched a last-ditch effort to prevent its imminent closure.Read More


Hitler's Jewish Neighbor Remembers When

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A former Jewish neighbor of Adolf Hitler in Munich has co-authored a book describing his childhood brushes with the dictator.Read More


Israel Protest Leaders Hope To Make Voting Sexy

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They are young and they are driven. They got half a million Israelis out on the streets demanding social justice. Now they want their votes.Read More


Hillary Clinton Discharged From Hospital

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Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was discharged from hospital on Wednesday after being treated for a blood clot in a vein behind her right ear, and her doctors expect her to make a full recovery, a State Department spokesman said.Read More


In U-Turn, Boehner Agrees to Sandy Aid Votes

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Speaker John Boehner made a U-turn on Wednesday to clear the way for approval of $60 billion in Superstorm Sandy relief by mid-January after drawing withering fire from fellow Republicans, including New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, for canceling an earlier vote.Read More


Christie Slams Boehner for Dropping Ball on Sandy

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U.S. House Speaker John Boehner insisted on Wednesday he is committed to passing a Superstorm Sandy disaster aid bill this month after his decision to deny a vote on the package drew scathing criticism from East Coast lawmakers and governors.Read More


Love at First Sight? 56% of Americans Believe

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Most Americans believe in love at first sight, have never read their partner’s email and think good sex is very important to a successful relationship, a poll released on Wednesday showed.Read More


Congress Slammed for Skipping Sandy Aid Vote

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Governors Chris Christie of New Jersey and Andrew Cuomo of New York excoriated the U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday for delaying action on a $60.4 billion Superstorm Sandy disaster aid bill, according to a joint statement.Read More


Did Vienna Orchestra Try To Hide Nazi Past?

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An Austrian lawmaker accused the Vienna Philharmonic of attempting to conceal the institution’s sympathy for the country’s Nazi leadership during World War II.Read More





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