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Anthony Weiner's Spokeswoman Stays After Crude Remarks

By Reuters

A spokeswoman for scandal-ridden New York City mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner said on Wednesday she would remain in her job despite a political news website’s publication of profane comments she made about a former campaign intern.Read More


Israel and Palestinians Far Apart After First Day of Talks

By Reuters

Israel and the Palestinians remain far apart over terms of any peace deal, officials from both sides made clear on Wednesday, a day after talks resumed in Washington for the first time in nearly three years.Read More


Ossie Schechtman, Jewish Basketball Star, Dies at 94

By JTA

Ossie Schectman, who scored the first basket in the league that would become the NBA, has died.Read More


Chabad 'Synagogue-on-Wheels' Heads to Siberia

By JTA

Chabad activists have taken three synagogues on wheels on a journey into Siberia and central Russia.Read More


Ultra-Orthodox Break Windows After Woman Refuses To Go to Back of Bus

By Nir Hasson (Haaretz)

Ultra-Orthodox protesters attacked and damaged three buses in the Jerusalem neighborhood of Beit Shemesh on Wednesday, after a female traveling on one of the buses refused a Haredi passenger’s order to move to the back and sit separately from the men.Read More


Maccabiah Games Close With Splash

By JTA

The 19th Maccabiah Games came to a close in Jerusalem.Read More


Was Chandra Levy Witness a Professional Snitch?

By Forward Staff

Newly released court documents raise startling new questions about the credibility of the star witness in the murder trial of a man convicted of killing Capitol Hill intern Chandra Levy in 2001.Read More


Mideast Chaos Lends Urgency to John Kerry's Peace Push

By Ron Kampeas

After 20 years of stops, starts and a bloody intifada in between, John Kerry believes he can pull out a final status Israeli-Palestinian peace deal in nine months.Read More


Rights Group Slams 600-Lash Sentence for Saudi Editor

By Reuters

An international rights group condemned the sentencing of a Saudi Arabian website founder to be whipped 600 times and jailed for seven years for violating Islamic values, saying it undermined the kingdom’s stated support for religious debate.Read More


10 Most-Wanted Nazis Go Free in U.S.: Study

By JTA

A review of U.S. Justice Department records shows that 10 alleged Nazi war criminals ordered deported remained in the United States because other countries would not take them.Read More


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